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SIMILKAMB
Vol. II.   No. i
PRINCETON,   JUNff 1st, 1901.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
A  Freighter From Nicola Trimbles
* Down a 150-Foot Embankment.
Jack jjjndlay, a freighter from Nicola,
~i from serious injury,
if not death, about seven miles from this
town yesterday afternoon. Mr. Lindlay's
horses were coming down hill at a pretty
lively gait, when- suddenly the holt
which holds the brake-rod dropped or
was broken,'and the driver lost cony>lete
I  control of his team. i Mr. Lindlay at once
aw the perilous position he was i.n,„but
stayed heroically at his post, doing all 1
could  to check the speed <5f his teai
But it was of no use, and on making"
sharp curve on the side of the mounta
one of the wheels came in contact with
boulder, and the- next . instant drivt
horses, wagon  and'--freight were being
hurled down the steep embarkment, 150
feet or more.    Mr. Lindlay was knocked
I unconscious for a few moments;Jbut
rallied and went to work extricating the
horses from among the rocks and debris
at the bottom of the hill, and to do so
had to cut the traces of the harness. Fortunately the horses were not badly hurt
and were quickly on their feet. The
wagon, however, is a total wreck. The
freight, which consisted of rice and sugar
consigned to Messrs. Cook & Co., is nol
damaged to any great*1extent. Mr. Lindlay was seen by a Star representative;
and does not look much the worse after
the shaking up he received, but he says
he does not care to go through the same
experience again. He came out ol
the wreck with a bruised shoulder, arm
and leg and a few scratches.
NEW MAIL SERVICE.
After close examination of the proposed routes for the new mail service via
Hedley and Keremeos. the Star finds
that Princeton will be best served by i
tri-weekly service from Penticton, making close connection with the steamer or
Okanagon Hike.
We.believe the postal authorities in
tend establishing a quick mail connec
tion   between   Midway   and   Penticton,
which will result in mail from Eastern
and Boundary points,arriving at Penticton  the   same   evening.   When this*is
done   a   fast   stage J from   Penticton   tc
Princeton, via Olalla, Keremeos and Hedley would give the Lower Similkameen
an' excellent service.   We hope that
the Keremeos road is completed no time!
will be lost by Inspector Dorman is
tablishing the "route and letting the i
cessary contracts.   The Penticton roi
will supply a long felt want, and will be'
quite satisfactory to the citizens ofPri
LOCAL  HAPPENINGS.
Mr. Ernest Thomasi/rfffciated at the
Government office during Mr. Hugh
Hunter's absence. \s
Mr. Geo. Simmons,, who has been laid
up with rheumatism the past week, is
slowly recovering.
' Mr. Angus Stewart is making considerable improvements on his property on
Fenchurch avenue.
Messrs. Ed. Allison and Angus Carlson
have finished their timber sawing contract for the Tulameen bridge.
All free miners' certificates lapsed yesterday, May 31. This applies to company, as well as individual certificates.
* All fear as regards high water and the
washing away of bridges have been dis-
pelle'd,'as'-the' rivers*are visibly lowering
aail£ * C'--cv-j   ---.-.v..Cv./iLf^
Mr. Jas. Murchison is about completing a pretty verandah for Mr. Chas.
Richter's residence. It is a fine piece of
workmanship.
' Mr. D. L. Barclay came in from Keremeos with a load of apples last Wednesday, and did a rushing business, disposing of his whole stock.
/ The new Princeton schdolhouse is finished, and Miss Dunlop, my-estimable
1 teacher, will continue imparting knowledge to her pupils inyner new quarters
[next Motiday.
1/ Government Officer Hugh Hunter was
"absent last week,.having gone to Kam-
3 loops on business in connection with the
Bromley trial. He came back last Mon-
llday suffering from a very bad cold.
Tennis seems to have been forgotten
entirely the pilst week. What's the matter with our sports, are they all tired out,
or is it because the game is not being encouraged by Princeton's fair young
ladies ?
y Mr. Frank Larama came in from Nicola yesterday, and intends sojourning in
iPrinceton for some time. He rode in on
a bicycle, which he had so loaded down
with traveling necessaries, as to make it
appear like a pack-horse.
There was no meeting of the members
of the Similkameen Racing and Athletii
Association, which was announced for
last Monday evening at the Hotel Tulameen. Two or three of the members
turned up, but not enough assembled to
form a quorum.
Mr^Joseph Leveque returned from a
visit to the Pacific coast on to-day's
stage. "Joe" intended speculating in
VanConver real estate while away, so
kept in close touch with the Real Estate
Exchange while in that city. He did
not like the quality of brick made in the
city, however, and returns to Princeton
fully satisfied to invest in our own city's
realty.
KAHLOOPS ASSIZES.
John   Bromley's   Trial   Postponed-
Sycamon Gets Six Years.
jk,Judge Irvine sentenced " Harelip
■Syciimon, aiTIndian freighter well know
in" these "parts, to six years' imprisonmer
at hard labor, he having been foun
guilty of breaking into and entering th
cellar of Ed. O'Rourke's saloon, at Qui
chena, last February, and borrowing
case of Mumm's Extra Dry^hitopagn
withotft the sanction of the owner. Fc
this little frolic "Harelip" will.have 1
be '
idrj
for th
HOPE TRAIL OPENE,
[T/fltr. A. E. Raab, government" road foremanon the "trail between Hope and
Princeton, arrived in town last Monday,
on a trip of inspection. Mr. Raab reports the trail in first-class condition, he
having superintended the
bridges, cuts, etc.
John!' Bromley, accused- of receiving
money ' li'hder false pretences, was
brought lip before Mr. Justice Irvine,
and, on motion of his lawyerTsirrWnli
taker, elected to take a speedy trial. He
will, therefore, come up before Mr. Justice Spinks, at the county court, to be
held at Kamloops on the 15th inst. To
the surprise of his friends Mr. Bromley
was refused bail, and Judge Irvine ordered his removal to Kamloops jail to
await his trial. t^   | *'
Later—As the Star goesfb>pfess t
has been received from -Nicola thai
quite probable Mr. Bromley will be tried
in that town.
T
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
China has finally decided to pay the
indemnity   demanded    by   the   foreign
Two cold days have caused the Fraser
river to fall cbnsiderably, and all danger
of a flood
Sir Thomas Lipt<
both Shamrock
compete for the
Vancouver will soon have a new wate
and power system. The Stave Lake C<
have.completed their arrangements.
Vancouver has raised/iover $5000 for
the purpose of cstaMlishing an assay
office and laboratory to purchase Yukon
gold.
Uipton nas aeci
e I. and H^to
ie cup. Y
America 1
Mr. Wm. Simpson, assisted by Mr.
Chas. Johnson, is building a verandah for
the Star building.
Personals.
Messrs. Bradley and Raab came in over    1
the Hope   Mountain,  from   Hope, last
Monday.
Mr. J. H. Jackson, of the Hotel Jackson, drove out to. Otter Flat last Sunday,
returning Wednesday:
Mrs. Taylor, lately irom Kobe, Japan,   1
arrived in Princetoj/ro-day.   She is here
visiting her bn[>uer,  Mr.  E. E. Hard-
wick.
Messrs. H. H.Pitts, of Three Forks,
andC. P. Seale, -of Sandon, leturned to
their respective towns last Thursday after-
Mr. Arthur Hickling, managing director of the V. F. M. & D. Co., owners
ofthe townsite of Princeton, arrived'oh
to-day's stage.
Mr. Fred Revely returned from Kennedy Mountain yesjwday. Mr. Revely has
been doing .«*fssessment work for his
brother ChlMes. ('$ ^n!
Mr. Fred Howse, son of Mr. A. E.
Howse, of Nicola, came in last Sunday on
a pleasure trip. He returned to Nicola
last Wednesday.
• Mr. G. H. Hicften, of Grand Forks, ar-*
rived in town yesterday. He 'intends
going np the mountains for some days on
a prospecting trip.
Mr. Robt. Stevenson, who accompanied Messrs. Sword and Patrick to
Boulder Creek on a prospecting tour, returned Wednesday.
-Messrs. C. W. West and M. S. Davys,
of Nelson, came in yesterday, with prospecting intentions. They registered at
the Hotel Tulameen.
Messrs. J^D. Sword and M ti- Patrick
came in from Kelly Creek last Wednesday and left Thursday, Mr, Sword going
to Rossland and Mr. Patrick to Nelson.
They have been prospecting the past
week and report great showings of ore in
the Kelly Creek district.
Messrs. Spencer and F Wampole, two ,
ofthe Similkameen coal magnates,  re-  i
turned from a trip to Vancouver on today's stage.    It is reported that they have    j
been successful in  closing a deal for part
of their property to a syndicate composed
principally of C. P. R. officials.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Clemes, of the Clemes
Hotel at Spence's Bridge, are home at
last from" an extended European tour,
which was brought to an end in California. Mrs. Clemens thinks the " City of
Angels " the garden spot of the world.
The Star is indebted to her for a copy ofthe Western Graphic, containing beautiful illustrations of the floral fete held at
>Los Angelos during President McKin-
ley's visit.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
PRINCETON RETAIL MARKET.
The following quotations are Princeton
retail prices for groceries and provisi*
corrected up to June ist, 1901:
Evaporated Fruits, per lb    18c    to
Beans, brown and white,
per lb  8c    to
?«,P
edG
Oatmeal, p. 7
Cheese, per lb
Coffee, per lb
Teas, per lb.
Candles, per II
Dynamite, pet
Steel, per lb.
Fuse, per coil
Caps, per box
', To:
to    —
orfi.cx
Croat
Milk, Reindeer   .   .
Lard, per lb.  .   .   .
Pickles, per gallon .
Postum Cereal, per lb
Rice, per sack   .   .
Salt, per lb   .    .   .
Vinegar, per bottle .
Nails, per lb. .   .   .
Flour, per sack—
• Manitoba Hungariai:
Vernon & Enderby
Strong   Bakers   .
3-50
4*c
2-75
a.50
freakfa
f,pe
, per lb
cto
Porterhouse Steak, per lb 15c to —
Sirloin Steak, per lb .   . 15c to —
Soup beef, per lb   .   ,   . 10c to —
Pork, per lb  15c to —
Veal,  per lb  12c to 15c
HOTEL ARRIVALS.
The   following persons registered  1
rinceton hotels during the week:
P
Hotel Jackson—J. P. Bell, J. Mc-
Quarrie, Angus McDonald, Greenwood ;
Ted Eaton, Sandon; T. A. Rogers, A.
Gallinger Aspen Grove; Michael Shor-
lin, Helena, Mont.; J. L. Deardorff,
Hedley; Charlie Burns, J. Gleason,
Roche River; D. R. Young, Nelson ;
H. H. Pitts, Three Forks ; C. P. Seale,
Sandon.
Hotel Tulameen—T. F. Sloan, F. M.
Aiken, Aspen Grove; Mat. Findlay,
Ranche; Geo. R. Naden, Greenwood;
H. S. Wallace, Jas. Hislop, Rossland;
August Carlson, Princeton ; Hugh Bain,
Five Mile; Jas. D. Sword, Montreal,
Que.; L. L. Patrick, Molson ; P. H. Kennedy, Grand Forks; John Swansburg,
Greenwood; G. H. Hicken, Grand
Forks ; J. Harlan, Greenwood.
According to word received from Cali
fornia, Lieut.-Governor Joly is vastly im
proved in health, and is contemplating
returning in a short time. He is no*
Berkely, California, having seen almost
all there was to see of interest in the ce
tral and southern portions of the Goldi
State.
Palace
Livery
Stable.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
Saddle Horses to all Points in the
Similkameen District. feV-i*- Travellers from tbe Boundary District
can    secure    horses   through   to
in Connection with
the Keremeos Hotel.
Prospectors
....STOP!
Ii you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
•oustrfrfpr-
Mlnlng Supplies
of Every
THE
Sherwin
Williams
Paint
I COVERS THE WORLD
I Am Em HOWSE,
GENERAL MERCHANT
o Nicola Lake and Princeton.
1 if
9<m<m<m<m^tm<\<%<%<m<a<%<m9
The Nearest Point to the  10 Mile
Creek Mines.
\ Woodward's
...HOTEL
LOWER NICOLA.
The shortest route by 10 Mile to
Princeton from Spence's Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.
The table is supplied   with  produce from our own* gardens."
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage
VANCOUVER . ENGINEERING - WORKS.
[Successor to ARMSTRONG & MORRISON.]
IRON    FOUNDERS,    BOILER   MAKERS    AND   MACHINISTS.
VABBOBVEB.   B.   O.
We have the most complete machine shop and foundry equipment west
of Toronto for the manufacture of Hydraulic Giants, Riveted Steel Pipe,
Grizzlies, Riffles, Ore Cars, Ore Buckets, Steel Wheelbarrows, Boilers,
Stationary, Marine and Logging Engines," Steam Pumps, Boiler Tubes,
Wrought Iron Pipe and Fittings, Engineers' Brass Tools and Supplies,
Marine Repairs, Sheet Iron and Steel Work, etc., etc. We have in stock,
for immediate delivery: Boilers, Engines, Pumps, Ore cars, Wheelbarrows,
and Mining and Sawmill Machinery of every description. We can ship
anything you require at the shortest notice.
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED, WHICJTwiLL BE CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO.
Muralo Wall Finish
A household necessity and a household beautifier—a dry powder put up in 5 pound packages and 25 beautiful shades.
When house cleaning be sure and use Muralo and have
some thing for your work.     Easily appled and won't rub off.
.McLENNAN, McFEELEY & CO.,
LIHITBD.
122 Cordova Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
THE DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE.
JOB RICHARDS,  Mana
Headquarters for Mining . Men and Prospectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
im Service Unsurpassed. Only the Choicest Brands of Liquors at the Bar
**.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
HEDLEY CTTY
20 Mile Creek, Similkameen
District, British Columbia.
The centre of the Mining Industry of Middle Similkameen.
The following Mines are in operation within one half mile.
NICKLE PLATE
The KINGSTON §
|fc The Rollo
The Sunset
Golden Lily
and Many Others.
Lots now on tfie market and selling like hot-cakes.
Buy early and get the choice.    Prices
If      1     $WO to $150 ;|
In three Payments:=- 1-3 Cash;   1-3 in Six months; 1=3 in Twelve months.
[ r|h. Parkinson, Gen'l Mgr.
HEDLEY CITY and FAIRVIEW, B. C. I
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PRimOETOB, a. o.t
THE  PRINCETON  PUBLISHING CQ.
:ption rates ■
j variably in Advance.
bscribers wil' confer a favor on this office by
aptly reporting any change in address or
■iilarky in receipt of their paper.
ertUiag.
Good Government.
We do not think it will be disputed by anyone that British Columbia has been woefully misgoverned in the past, and that the administration at present in charge of
v affairs at Victoria has shown itself
to be weak and incompetent. It is
not necessary to mention specific
charges in support of this contention. That it is true is admitted
on all sides. The province is seething with discontent at the manner
in which our public affairs are conducted, and the time is ripe for action on the part of those desirous of
seeing installed in office a government representative of the people,
sane, strong and capable. Can a
condition so desirable be brought
about ? We think so. In every
constituency in the province a
movement should be inaugurated,
for the formation of what may be
termed, for want of a better title, a
"Good Government Association."
How best to start such a movement
would seem to be the chief difficulty, but surely that difficulty can
be overcome. All that would be
necessary is for some man with
ubility and courage to come forward
and suggest such action on the part
of the people and he would speedily
get a following which would grow
and grow until it had formed a
great party extending to the uttermost confines of the province.
There is not the slightest doubt in
the world but that the great bulk of
the people would welcome such
movement. They are heart-sick of
political trickery, of the supremacy
of political weaklings who have
wrought great injury upon the
province.
The public affairs of this province are either being properly managed or they are not. We have not
heard of anyone—even among the
staunchest supporters ofthe present
government—who has the hardihood to say that they are. If they
are not, why is not something done
to rectify matters ? As a rule, people get just what they deserve. The
great mass .of the people require to
be trod upon,ground under the i
heel of oppression, before they rise
and assert their manhood. But
even a worm will turn; and si
are not wanting that the time is not
far distant when tbe people of this
province will turn and declare themselves sick and tired of the misrule
which has been meted out to them
by government after government,
and determine upon placing in office a strong and capable administration which will restore confidence and ensure us permanent good
government. Is that impossible?
Then God help British Columbia.
Rich in natural resources, capable
of supporting an immense population, only awaiting the magic touch
of capital to make it an immense
hive of industry, it must suffer from
dry rot for years. Who is there
who will declare that that shall be
tbe case? He would be denounced
as a traitor who would put forward
h a suggestion. Yet we submit
5 within the realm of possibility
that just such a state of affairs may
ensue unless something is done to
ensure the installation in office of a
strong, capable government.—Rossland Miner.
In a parade of school children in
New York city, on the 24th of May
last, 100,000 pupils were in line.
The total government appropriation for the Rossland Riding for
roads, trails, bridges, etc., is $38,-
300.
'HftA
Jtampedes are reported from
White Horse to a cave thought to
contain free milling quartz, owing
to the fact that a wolf shot near
there had particles of gold on
its is kin and hair.
Martin, an unscrupulous trickster; Mclnnis, a howling demagogue, and Brown, a whimsical pessimist. Ye Gods, what a combination form of government for the
Province of British Columbia!—
Rossland Miner.
The government's railway bill
was passed by 33 to 3. Mr. Pooley was absent when the vote was
taken. The three who voted
against the bill were Smith Curtis,
E. C. Smith and Hawthornthwait,
of Nanaimo. Here is one of the
good things said by Mr. Brown
during the debate j- *' Where there
is no bargain one line is as bad as
another, and where there is a bargain one line is as good as another."
It is reported that Mrs. Carrie
Nation has become insane. Carrie
has been up against it pretty hard
just lately. She has been found
guilty in the courts of her native
heath; her girl disciples have been
slugged and then chucked out of a
saloon by a low, common barkeeper; a saloon man in Binghamp-
ton, N. Y., has invented a new
cocktail and named it after her;
and now the doctors say she has
hatchets in her upper story. Thus
hath the world ever treated its
noblest martyrs!—Post.
APPLICATIONS   FOR   HOTEL
LICENSES.
sitting ofthe Board of Licensing Com mi
lers for Nicola District will be held at Gover
it office. Princeton, on Tune 15th, at 10 a. n
onsider the following applications for hot
Creek Hotel, Or*
lliam A. Dodds,
Princeton, May 30th,:
ASSAYERS*   CARDS.
INLAND ASSAY OFFICE
ORE TESTING WORKS
KAMLOOPS,    -    -    -    B.O.
C. Ootbbtt, Assistant Royal College of Science.
O.  S.   BATCHELOR,   Member of American
The Largest and Most Complete Ore Test-
' Ing Works in the Interior. Samples by
mail receive prompt attenticn.   All kinds
C. OUTHETT, Provincial Assayer.
Gold  $1.00
Gold and Silver  1.50
Copper  1.50
Gold, Silver and Copper -      -      -      - 2.50
CANADIAN
-  SMELTING
TRAIL,  B. O.
WORKS
Mall Year Samplaa to
. . GUESS BROS., . .
Assay Laboratory.
(Established  1895.) *
OBEEBWOOB, B. B.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT&GILMAN
ASSAY OFFICE Utf ORE TESTING WOWS.
Assaying and Complete Mining Smelting Tests Made from
Small Simples up t6 Ton Lots.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
PRINCETON AS5AY
OFFICE,      C B. HARRIS.
Assayer and Chemist.
Will Guarantee Accuracy and Return Report of
Assay on Stage Bringing Sample.
Bridgr STREET.,    PRINCETON, B. C.
BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAl CARDS
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E.
P. a. S. M. A, I. n. E., Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Kines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
ecuted.  Title* Examined.
jljt PRINCETON, B. C.
RICHARD H.PARKINSON
PRINCETON AND FAIRVIEW.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Civil Engineers
and  Notary Publics.
JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
.Princeton,B. C...
LINDLEY & FOSTER,
Taxidermists  and Furriers.
4-.K Johnson St. VICTORIA, B. C.
JOHN W.   PECK & CO.,
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful and Prompt Attention to all
LETTER ORDERS.
I  Wfltn't ALL WORK
1    VY Call  L Promptly Executed
Your       We can save you money
Watch   ou your Repairing.
Repairing.
A full Line of Watches and the Latest Styles ot
Jewelery always on hand.
W. J. KERR, Kamloops, B. C.
B. C. POTTERY CO.
Manufacturers ol
CHIMNEY PIPES, SEWER PIPES, ETC
"We Invile Correspondence."
VICTORIA, B. C.
G. riURDOCH
Blacksmithing
and Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON,    B. C.
 ~N
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Owning
and
Operating
The
SUNSET
Mine
On Copper
Mountain,
Similkameen
Mining
District.)
Everyone  who  has  seen the property
RENDERS
A UNANIMOUS
VERDICT
The Biggest and Best Mine in British
Columbia*
NOW IS THE
TIME TO BUY
STOCK IN
This Wonderful Mine. ^It is an investment ! No Speculation ! Ore enough in sight to return 100 per cent, on amount
invested.    BUY TO-DAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will
Make You Rich.
FOR FURTHER IMFORMATION APPLY TO
R A. BROWN,
PRINCETON or Grand Forks, B. G
LEADING HOTEL IN PRINCETON
Are you going to Spend the Coming Senson'
In the Hills?
If so you will need to know where to go for your CAMPING
OUTFIT and SUPPLIES.    We Make it Our Business to
Cater to just such want's as yours.
Prospectors and nining Hen
Generally, find that it pays for them to do their trading at the
PROSPECTOR'S SUPPLY STORE.
C. E. THOMAS, Prep.
CLAIMS
STAGE
LINE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and Nicola Lake every Monday.   Leave
Lake for Kamloops every Friday at 6 a. m. Leaves Spence's Bridge for
Nicola, Coutlee's, Nicola Lake, Granite Creek and Princeton every Thursday
at 6 a. m. Leaves Princeton for Spence's BridgtT'tj *-,A intermediate points
every Sunday at 8 a. m.   Carry Mail and Express.    ,'.
Similkameen   Butcher-
ing Co.,
RICHTER & SUMriERS,
PROPRIETORS.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any point in the Similkameen Valley.
LIVERY, FEED STABLE and PASTURE.
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Similkameen.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
JON]
1ST, igoi
PROVINCE V. DOMINION.
The Colonist has undertaken the task
of setting the province of British'Columbia against the Dominion-of Canada—or
rather, it thinks it has. In reality- it
attacking a government which represents
the people of Canada on behalf of a i
ister-weaders of the Colonist must think
Mr. Dunsmuir is the whole of the government—who does not represent the
people of British Columbia.
We have often been told that tbe leader of the government approached the
railway questiu.i with a perfectly* open
mind. He was prepared to enter int
arrangement for the construction of the
Coast-Kootenay road with the company
prepared to concede the most ad'
tageous terms for the province,
doubt none of these statements. Bui
note the fact that it has never been °de-
ried that an agreement for the building
of the road had practically been arrived
at by the government before the house
met; that the calling for tenders was in
response to the popular demand after the
intentions of the government were understood, and was a farce ; that while there
is'ho reason to doubt the implicitness of
the belief of Mr. Dunsmuir iu his own
openness -of mind he. made   no  effort
»nly
one could help but draw
that he favored the latter
R. demanded that porn-is
eld, i
though he i
delivered it
e house by the leader of
on behalf of the C. P. R.
1 in his paper and vigor-
the  effort himself at its
to preclude  the  possibility of aid being
It is well known that it is the polk
of our members of parliament, who
not so independent of and more
to be guided by public opinion
than the premier.
There is another straw indicative ofthe
direction of the wind, which the public
have not failed to make a note of. Jin
old lady in one of Dickens' books was always appealed to by her husband—an old
soldier of few words—to give his opinion.
The voice of Mr. Joseph Hunter has come
to be regarded as the voice of the premier. It may be an injustice to both to
put such a construction upon the sentences of the witty member for Cariboo,
but, all things considered, the assumption is not unnatural. Mr. Hunter has
declared that there is no necessity at all
for the construction of a direct line to
Kootenay—that short connections with'
the C. P. R. should be sufficient to satisfy all reasonable-minded people.
Mr.  McBride  says  a bridge over the
HOTEL
KERMIS
JONH NEIL.
Proprietor,
Stables in Connetion.
&
Fraser which will take the Great Northern railway into Vancouver should be
perfectly satisfactory, and that a ferry to
Victoria is impracticable. So it is clear
that whatever the feeling of the province
generally may be, the cabinet is not a
unit in its counsels.
It has been evident for some time that
the great majority of the people of Brit
ish Columbia desire competition "in the
transportation business. The premier
says they don't know what is good for
them, as there is no such condition as
railway competition. He may be right,
but still the electors feel that they should
have some voice in the matter, and it is
possible that they may be as nearly right
(Continued on page 7.)
Possibly the range of th
of   British  Columbia a
trifle
l
views quite as likely to be unpre-
ed. The ministers were bound tc
lit them and to pay due regard to
recommendations. The facts which
ave endeavored to set forth have nc
t pressed themselves upon the atten-
I Similkameen valley. Jt.
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
w
We Oater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors '.
G L. ALLAN
WHOLESALE
•DEALERS IN
Boots and
& SHOES *#
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
Rennie &Bell
 FOR	
Men's
Clothing
Anything
in the line of
Groceries.
FRENCH A DAY \
Tinsmiths, Gunsmiths, and Plumbers 2
Baof and Shoe Repairing. a
Repair work   of    Every   Description. X
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HOTEL ttAMl00PS'B-c-
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Good Rooms.
Good Table
Good Liquors,
P. A. BARNHAOT, Prop.
Princeton Meat Market
WARDLE  & THOMAS
Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended
to and delivered.
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
A full line of Drugs,  Stationery,   Drug-
ists Sundries.
Presriptions ^Carefully^ Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most .Homelike Hotel in Princeton is now    ;
open for the travelling public.
Our  bar  is  stocked with the
i    Best of Wines,   Liquors   and
I    Cigars.    Special efforts will be    j
made in the Cullinary Depart-    j
i    ment, and tables will be furn-
j    ished with the best the market    ;
affords.
PRINCETON,   B. C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR-
PROVINCE V. DOHINION.
(Continued from page 6.)
as the premier. As between the two
companies the Times cares not a button
which one builds the road. The point to
consider is the welfare of the province,
and we are sure that if it had been clearly evident from the first that the minis-
' ters occupied a position of absolute neutrality there would have been no such
slump on the part of the people to the
side of the V.V.&E.
As we have already said, applicants for
subsidies from  the  Dominion   government must hold charters from the Canadian parliament and must be prepared
comply with the conditions imposed
SCALE OP PRICES ON LEU AL NOTICES.
Pees Must Invariably be paid in advance.
Coal  License  Applications.
Hoi
many applications for snbsidi-
>na fide companies from Britis
ia have been  filed at Ottawa ?-
THE LEAD BOUNTY.
Hon. W. S. Fielding, M. P., has given
notice, in the House of Commons, Otta
wa, of a resolution to aid the lead industry in British Columbia, as follows:
Resolved, that it is expedient to provide as follows in order to encourage the
refining of lead in Canada:
That the governor-in-council may au>
thorize the payment of the under-men
tioned bounties on lead refined in Canada from material produced in Canadian
smelters from Canadian ore *?
On every ton of lead so refined during
1902, $5 ; on every  ton  in   1904, $3 ;
every ton  in  1905, $2 ; on every ton
.1906, $1.
The   bounties  shall be payable hi
yearly on the first days of July and Ji
uary; the total sum payable not to 1
ceed $100,000 in any year.    If the sum
the rates per ton mentioned on lead
fined during the half of any calendar
year shall exceed fgOjOOo, then and
such cases the bounty payable per ton
shall be reduced as regards that half
to such rate per ton  as shall make the
amount of bounties payable in respect of
such half year, not more than $50,000
If the sum paid for such bounty in
half year shall be less than $50,000, the
Unpaid balance being the difference between the sum so paid and $50,000 shall
be carried to the credit of the bounty
fund for the next succeeding half year,
and may be paid out in such succeeding
half year in addition to the $50,000 hereinbefore provided.
All bounties cease on the 31st day of
December, 1906.
■St
Pay Day in Rossland Camp.
Wednesday, May 15th, was pay day for
e miners in the Rossland camp, and the
ines of the district settled with their
employees for the month of April. The
amount disbursed in wages and supplies
for April closely approximates the following figures: 	
Rossland Great Western^ $100,000;
War Eagle, $37,000 ; vWet and Portland, $10,000; Iron MaJk, $7,000; St.
Elmo, $2,000; Homestake, $2,000; I. X.
L., $3,000; other properties, $13,000;
disbursements for supplies, $56,000.
Total, $225,000.
A despatch from Ottawa says: "The
Kettle River Valley Railway company's
bill was read the third time. Kamloops
and Atlin railway bill was read the third
NOTICE— E. L. Patterson, N. E. corner (initial post). Thirty.days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license
to prospect for coal on lands situated on
Whipsaw .Creek, adjoining C. G. Laid-
law's, on the south, and commencing at a
post marked northeast corner of E. L,
Patterson's coal land, thence 80 chains
south, adjoining Robert Patterson's west
line, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east to
point of commencement, containing 640
acres. E. L. PATTERSON,
Applicant.
FRANK BAILEY,
Dated May 8th, 1901.
NOTICE—Northwest corner of Robert
Patterson's coal land. Thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Com-
missioner of Lands and Works for license
to prospect for coal on lands situated on
Whipsaw Creek, commencing at a post
marked Robert Patterson, northwest
corner, adjoining H. C. Turner's southwest corner, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chaius
north, thence 80 chains west, to point of
ROBT. PATTERSON
Applicant.
Per FRANK BAILEY,
Agent.
Dated May 8th, 1901.
NOTICE—H. C. Turner's S. W. corner
(initial post.) Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal, commencing at a post at the
S. E. cornet of C. G. Laidlaw's coal land,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
H. C. TURNER, Applicant.
Per A. E- Irwin.
Dated May 8th, 1901.
NOTICE—C. G. Laidlaw's S. E. corner
(initial  post.)   Thirty  days after date I
intend to apply to   the   Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license
to prospect for coal commencing at a post
on the north bank of Whipsaw Creek,
thence west  80 chains,  thence north "
chains,   thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement. C. G. LAIDLAW,
Applicant.
Per A. E. IRWIN, Agent.
Dated May 8tb, 1901.
Coal  License  Applications.
NOTICE is hereby given that I in
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and \ Works for a license to pros
pect for coal over the following described
lands: Commencing at a post placed on
the left bank of the Similkameen river,
iyi miles above the Forks, running
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, ther
north 80 chains, to point of coinniem
ment. W. J. WATERMAN
Dated Princetonl May 8th, 1901.
Purchase - of  Land.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the
undersigried intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
to purchase 320 acres of mountain Ian
Yale district, about six-miles from Pri
ton, commencing at the northeast co
of my pre-emption, running 40 ch
east, 80 chains south, 40 chains west, 80
chains north, to point of commenCeme;
containing 320 acres.
THOMAS F. SLOAN
Princeton, April 27th, 1901.
NOTICE—Thirty days after date we,
the undersigned, intend applying to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
to purchase 160 acres of land, on the forks
of the Pasatan and Roach rivers, commencing at location post on the noitt
bank of Roach river, running 40 chain*
south, 40 chains west, 40 chains north, 40
chains east, to point of commencement.
J. C. BUDD and T. F. SLOAN.
Princeton, May 8th, 1901.
NOTICE—Thirty days after date we.the
undersigned, intend applying to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works t<
purchase 140 acres of land, situated 01
the Tulameen river, commencing at ■
post at the southwest corner of the gov
ernment reserve at Otter Flat, runninj
north 2b chains, thence west 20 chains
thence south 20 chains, thence east 2<
chains,  to point  of commencement, it
EASTWOOD, SMITH & CO.
Princeton, May 4th, 1901.
NOTICE—Thirty days after date I
tend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and WonS for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post on the north
bank of,Roach river, at the forks of thi
Pasatan and Roach rivers, running 80
chains west, 80 chains north, 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, to point of cot
cement, containing 640 acres.
J. C. BUDD,- Locator.
Princeton, May 8th, 1901.
Thirty days after date we, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at initial post marked N.
. corner Thompson extension, on left
bank of Similkameen river, about i)/2
miles from Princeton, running 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains south, thence'80
as east, thence 80 chains north, to
point of commencement.
D. O. DAY, Locator.
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated 15th May, 1901.
Commencing at a post marked N. W.
>rner Thompson coal claim, situated on
left bank of Similkameen river, then 80
chains   east,  thence   80  chains   south,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
north, to point of commencement.
C. O. FRENCH, Locator.
Dated 15th May, 1901.
NOTICE—That I, H. H. Pitts, do hereby give notice that 30 days from date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for the purchase of
two hundred acres of third-class land,
more or less, situated on the north bank
of the Roche river, on the south by J.
Budd and J. Sloan's location. I have
placed the initial post at the S. W. corner.
H. H. PITTS, Locator.
Per G. A. Simmons & Aiken, Agts.
Situated on the north bank of Roache,
and being an extension of H.H. Pitt's location, and commencing at the init' "
post, S. W. corner, and claiming fr
hundred acres, more or less.
L. R. DUFF, Locator.
G. A. SiMMons & Aiken, Agts.
Application for
Timber License.
NOTICE—Thirty days
•^   ply to the Chief Con
■.fter date I intend to
ap-
following land, situated
in the district of Y
Similkameen division:
about 12 chains eas
fcnt
G. B. Harris' N. W. corn
chains north, thence 125
chains west, thenc
chains south, thence 125
rot
commencement, and m
F. P. COOK,
000
May 20th, 1901.
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE.
Esq.,   Sandon,
Yon are hereby notified that I have expended
twenty-five dollars in labor and improvements
on account of your interest  in the Red Chief
in "the limilkameen Minlng^vfsion 'of Yal<
District.
The above mentioned twenty.five dollars
($25.00) is your proportion of the expense
necessary, in order to hold the said claim
under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and if within ninety days from the date of this
notice you fail or refuse to contribute the above
mentioned sum which is now due, with all costs
of advertising your interest in the said claim
—ill become the property of the subscriber,  un-
TAX NOTICE.
one quarter of one per cent.;  wh
is over twenty thousand dollar
If paicTonRafter ist July, 1901
Four-fifths of one per cent, on r
Three-fourths of one per  cen
property.
On so much ofthe income of
Princeton, January 12th, 19
.1 property.
Certificate of Improvement.
[tuate in the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale
District. Where Located: In Camp Hedley,
about Half Mile  Northwest of the Nickel
sixty days from the date hereof, toapply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve.
:ion 37. must be commenced before the issuance
jf such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February. A.D. 1901.
myi8 GEORGE A. SIMMONS.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
 ABB	
SCO  LINE.
FIRST-CLASS SLEEPERS
ON AI.lv TRAINS.
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
MONDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
•  AND	
THURSDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences  Bridge as follows
West Bound East Bound
4:05   22:03
Pamphlet furnished free.
J. E. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. G. P. A.
VANCOUVER,
Spences Bridge
 THI.    SIMILKAMEEN    STAk
The Townsite  of
1
PRINCETON
British Coiumhi0B
sp
i
i
1
III
Lots for
1 •#-j^CliC««i 1
[PRESENT PRICES OF 1
LOTS
| From $2.00 to $10   1
1 Per Front Foot. *&<& 1
1 Size of Lots 50x100 1
1 Ft. and 33x100 Ft   1
I One acre Residentia  I
1 Lots.^ s> <£ s> <& s> 1
1 Terms:   1-3 Cash   I
| Bal. 3 and 6 months   I
i with interest at 6 per 1
1 cent, per annum. *& I
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a iinrnrnnw r iirr-fnrTirrrniwf irr   ■-ra»*^,.--^*»v4«K»il*i
Government Head-
quarters For the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
and PURE WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
IM|
Send for Map and Price List to <£ S> *&> S> *&
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION   FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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