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 Vol. I.   No. 43.V
PRINCETON, JANUARY, 19th, 1901.
FROM HERE AND THERE
Local Happenings in and About
Princeton.
i Narrow Escape—A Sample of Princeton'.
Produrtlvene**—R. A. Brown Expected If
Next Week-Court of Revision.
Mr. C. O. French narrowly escaped what might have been a most
slirrous*^cclOTn^tb«*niW^,«^«e
week. He, accompanied by Chas.
Barber, were returning from Hunter's saw mill, on Bronjley creek,
with a heavy load of"lumber oh
bob-sleighs. On nearing town
and coming to a steeg, pitchjwhere
the road, being icy, {and makes a
sudden turn the rough-lock failed
to hold whicBTcaused the sleigh .to
run on to the horses, forcing them
over the grade and down a precipi-
tious bank some ninety feet, completely burying them with the lumber. Mr. French who was driving
jumped just as they left the. grade
finsMsaVrag h i m self frenjr ^njttpyl1
After removing the lumber from off I
the horses and cutting the hame'
straps, which freed them from the
sleigh, allowing them to get up,
they were found to have received
no serious injury. The miraculous
part being, with the exception of
spilling the lumber, none seem the
worse for their experience.
R. A Brown Expected Soon.
It is expected that Mr. R. A.
Brown, of the Sunset mine will arrive in town the coming week to
commence active operations. Mr.
Wm. Holden, of Vancouver, a large
holder of Sunaft stock is -, reported
to have jpineoarrBrown afT-J. Y.
and is expected back With him.
Mr. Smith Curtis has also been doing yoeman service for his company and the eountrylrfgeneral,
both in N. Y. and Toronto.
A Splendid Advertisement.  4
% A splendid collection of coal and-
jpre samples were shipped to Victoria onS'ues^y. They will be
%displayea in the offices of the Sim-"
ilkameen syndicate, .. McGregor
block, where all information regarding Princeton and . the surrounding mining camps will be
kept for the benefit of Victorians
and visitors to the city. Prospec-
*'tors and mining men afe requested
tto co-operate with the effort now
>l)eing ~rtadt£»to advertise fl*-ei%«K
sources of,»_hjej^a^njD,vJ3ampies of
coal and mineral can, be left at the
Star office, to !8e added to the exhibit. All that is asked is that the
samples be delivered with all general information regarding the
claim from which they are taken.
This office will see that they are
properly labelled and shipped to the
coast without any cost to the owner.
Simply bring in your specimens
and we will do the rest.
Court of. Revision.
A court of revision  and appeal
was held in the government office
on Monday. As there were no
cases to be heard Judge Mclntyfe
had simply to sign the roll and
compliment Assessor Hunter on the
good work he has done in connection with compiling the tax assessment for the«year.
A Pleasant Time.
, On Friday, shortly before dinner
the town was considerably depopulated, the cause being the departure
of several sleigh loads of pleasure
seekers, wayMcfffle^fcfftT'labeled for
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thynne's home,
in response to an invitation to a social dance. After a merryriile ofl
some 27 miles theV^nany''HIFr1W8
^t the end of thefr journey/ W-feere"
they received a,royal... .welcome^.
After a bountiful supper had been
served the evenings entertainment
was commenced and carried through
in Jack's happy style. The Prince-
ton contingent arrived safely home
this aftyqjoon, very t-i-r-ena, but
all of one opinion—tnat tnejT had
had a very pleasant time.
LATE OUTSIDE NEWS
January 17, 1901.
Senator ' Prank Smith died at
Toronto yesterday.
Attorney-General Everets who is
visiting Ottawa with Premier Dunsmuir is confined to bed.
Great coal strikes are reported in
Colorado and Kentucky. A coal
■ftDKilwiBexpected fn "Colorado.—
A big fire took placeju the tenement portion of New YqrlwyesteS
day. The superintenjfl|uj«ff a glue
factory was burned to death".
A* H. Bremner, lately OfjAtlirt
is registered at the Hotel Driard,
Nicola Lake.
IJrMS;:^?9Fiefv/0f Lower Nicol«|;
the schoolmistress, is dangerously
in wirana grippe.
M. P. Gordon has been elected
mayor of Kamloops by 30 majority.
The alderm_*n elected were: W. Ij.
Brown, J. A. Gill, J. L. Brown,J.
R. Mitchell, D. CnMBl&fx£fW. %
STORMVTIMtSON COAST
Tragedies   Narrowly  Escaped  as
_~the Snow-fall Disappears.
Roof of Westminster Opera. House Collapses-
Aid. Townley of Vancouver Elected Mayor
—Prosperous Dominion.
New Westminster, Jan. 11—It was by
a very narrow chance that Westminster
escaped a catastrophe last night, the accumulated weight of snow causing the
roof ofthe opera house to collapse during
t&e"performance of Under Sealed Orders
by the Josep Muller dramatic company.
At the first crash the greater part of the
audience bolted for the street. There
was no frantic crush at the. doors, however, and beyond a little pardonable
squeezing of ribs there was no harm done.
Two or three minutes later, the company
having gone on with the performance
chiefly to'allay alarm, there was a second
crash and crack of parting timbeis, and
when investigation was made this morning it was found that upwards of $500
damage had been done, while the walls
weft bending and would have required
little additional 'strain to have fallen,
bury all within.
Aid. T. O. Townly was elected mayor
of Vancouver on Jan. 11 by the biggest
majority in the history of the city. . He
defeated Aid. McQueen by; 1483 to 933,
his majority being 550.
The Prosperous  Dominion.
rOttawar Ontr, Janrrr^-^Specigl)
—The statement of the ^evefltte
and expenditure of the I Dominion
for the six months ending December last has been issued by the
finance department. It shows the
revenue to be $25,721,655 and the
exPeuditure, $ 17,208,61 o, leaving a
surplus of over eight millions and a
half. The revenue has increased
over the same time last year by
about $1,500,000 and the expenditure increased about the same
amount.
<7 Late War Notesv   ttiMiiJafe
. General Pewit has crossed the
Vdal tiver"with"7*,coo "men and has
enjoined with the TranSval leaders.
The-Bper leaders in Cape Colony
are scheming and intend organizing:
a general uprising.     -
At Aberdeen 3,000 Boers looted
stores and  burned  several houses.
Some of the Boer prisoners elr'
the island of Ceylon have escaped".
John Clapperton left Nicola Lake
for the coast on Tuesday's stage.
LOCAL  HAPPENINGS.
Mr. Hunter made a trip to Granite during the week.
R. O. Hawtrey, of 20-Mile creek,
Was registered  at  the  Hotel* JidK?.
son, this week!
Jack Thyn'neV of Otter' "fip^%
was doing business in Princeton
one day this week.
No less than seventy tons of ice
will be put up in Princeton this
winter for private use.
-Miss Louise Allison has been
visiting with Mrs. Jack Thynne
for the past,few days.
C William Wilson has been busily
engaged this week remodeling the
townsite building for school purposes.    1
Jack Bromley and foreman Fraser
ofthe Bromley ranch'j itodk a drove
of cattle to the upper ranch on
Monday.
Mr. H. Webb visited Copper
mountain yesterday and reports but
very little more snow there than in
Princeton.
John Swansborough and Jack
Lee left this week for Luke Gibson's
ranch Xn 5-Mile creek, to have a
few days recreation.
Chas Richter has . succeeded in
killing seven coyotes and one cougar within ,$je jpast three weeks,
all within a mile and a half of town.
Ernest Woodward left Nicola today with the Misses Haegerman as
passengers en route to Princeton.
They will arrive tomorrow evening.
Fred Wampole is the latest coal
locator. Having located a claim
on the north bank of the Similkameen about eight miles south of
town.
Alex Bothweli was over,ftra»J!ne
Similkameen to spend the holidays
with Mr. and Mrs. D. D. McLaren,
of Carson, says the Grand Forks
Gazette.
Harry Duncan, manager of A.
E. Howse's store, returned from
Nicola where he has been, ^fojr the
past few week's participating in the
enjoyments of its social life. However he seems to be glad^to get
back so the metropolis of thet-Simifc
kameen.
Messrs. Mclntyre and Carroll
drove in from Kamloops on Monday last, returning early on TUes"-
d^/ffiwhrtig. Mr. Ifetetntyre was
here on government business while
Mr. Carroll accompanied him as
jgtfidfe? philosopher ^aSfr' friend.
They report the road as very heavy
between Nicola and Princeton be-
ingcompelled to shovel out several
snow slides en route.
1
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
FAVOURABLE CRITICISM
The Similkameen Receives a Good
I   Report in Vancouver.
r
1
. Mr. Fleming Robinson, of Eve-
leig street, arrived home a few days
ago from the Similkameen, says the
Vancouver Province.
When asked regarding the mining situation in- that-section Mr.
Robinson said: ;'I.liave been over
a good many properties in the Similkameen district and I can assure
you there is some very promising
claims there. On Copper mountain the-lnst season's work has been
very satisfactory aud some good
ledges have been found on the tributaries of the Tulameen and ,.in_Uie|
Princeton section.
•'At Fifteen, Sixteen and T
' Mile creeks things are going along
in the right way,' the season's work
generally beirig very satisfactory!
On the Twenty-Mile a loY'of work*
has been done and from the show
ings made it is quite evident; that
there is going to be a big camp
there in the. near future. ' Thi-j
camp is usually called Camp.. Hed
ly. The first locations on this
mountain were made in 1897 by
Pete Scott, Wollaston and Arendalej
and Cahill and Yate?,-. and otjhera
followed,slior.fcly.after*.; -Bete Sc_"ft!gJ
property consists of a group of fiv£
claims laying on the south slope,']
the Rolla, War Horse,. Kingston]
and 'Friscp, On' these there is some
1,500 feet of work done which
shows up immense bodies of good
grade copper. ore... .^
• "Wollaston i& Arehdale, who sold
the Nickle Plate mine for $50,000
cash   have still" a 'group   of three
I claims oh which  they are going to
j expend $20,000 next summer. Geo.
Cah'ill" hasr .several   claims  all   of
: which have had considerable work
ddne!;and which shows up some
Very-^chOice ■ property.' Yajes and
Gahill -have* also:a group, one of
which, the Climax,' has a tunnel in
on the lead :6o. feet', all in ore, .of a
good paying quality. -C >■■ .v
i:.!'Murphy! :& Kyle, also have a
fine "group, the Red Mountain Mineral claim showing probably one of
the largest bodies of low: grade,
in British Columbia. The ore of
this camp so far may be roughly
diyided into.two classes, yi'z., arsen-
opyrite, generally carrying fair and
sometimes high values in gold ; the
other is pyrrhotite associated with
chalcopyfite.
"J. J. Marks has;a group to the
north of the Nicke Plate-' which is
claimed-to be on the same lead. At
any rate there is a fine sihCrwitiBf'^jf
Similar ore witba gtanite' contact^
. ''The wagon road is completed
from Penticton to the Nickl.eJS.late
mine and the compressor .plant will
shortly be running at that',.mine.
An  hotel, is in course of construc-
, tion. near the centre of some of the
properties on top of the, mountain
and a townsite is laid out at the
mouth of Twenty-Mile and several
building already up. All that is
;UOW wanted is a railroad through
the Similkameen to make it one of
the  liveliest  and   best  sections  of
British Columbia, with its big mineral deposits, any amount of timber,
water power, its coal deposits at
Princeton,-White Lake (near Kere)
meos) and at Rock creek, as well as
its extensive agricultural' area.
rest Revived in Fairview".
[If. George Gooderham, not con
tent with controlling, -the greatest]
copper-gold property in the province
(the combined WarJ^gleand,Cenl
treStar), and oneroftlie" greatest]
silver-lead mines in the world,' the
St. Ejjgene, is about to acquire a
controlling interest in the Fairview
Corporation, Ltd., and take chances
Ion developing a great free milling
gold property. His" agreement with]
the Fairview Corporation- states
[that Mr. Gooderham advance the
corporation $39,000 as a loan at 6
per cent, per annum, in considera
tion for which the directors give arj
[option upon an undivided half in]
jtecest iii all' the lands", mines, prop]
'erties and assets of the corporation
.at the sum of $100,000, for a period
of five months. If Mr.-Gooderham
■elects to-take up; the - option a new
'company with aT capital of "$1,500,-I
'000, divided into 1,500,00 shares
will be formed. The shares In.this
new concern will be divided as follows;. The Fairview Corporation
will receive 500,000, George Good
ham'5'io'ooo, and the balance, 490;]
000,'will remain in the treasury. .<■...J
A- newspaper • referring to this
deal, speaks, of the Stemwinder;
mine "as having one of the.largest
quartz low grade gold'ore bodies'-on]
this! continent. . With the solution
rof ah• economical method of mining
and treatment, this property, . competent men say; can be made a second Tread well." ^3*^'_ji
. -That is allivery well, but have we
hot heard' about enough of the
Treadwell mine in British Columbia. This property with. 880 stamps,;
contrives to put out about as much
gold per month as the Ymir mine
does, with 80 stamps■. ;■ However
the Treadwell mine is a grand example of what- can be done with
I6w gfrade ore. I notice itf the last
report? the' average; value'of the ore
treated was $1:80 per ton'- I have
known assayefs who returned anything under $2 as a trace.—D. B:
Bogle in .Victoria Colonist.
Blacksmithing
aod H<^^shoeititj_KS
Shop oh Harold Avenue.
PRINCETO'ri'   B.   C.
New York Stocks.
Quotations from New York   Every few
jr  r^n^S^'j-JSa^^i^t
|>hone 239, j. V     P. o. Box 985
L GARDINER-JONES
STOCK AND SHARE   BROKER
acldnnon Building VANCOUVER, B. C |
Headquarters for all stage lines.
m
HMd MSiSOEl
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor.
^P^CETON. B. CT
I DINI^fGROpM UNDER.PERSONAL SUPERVISION. |
[.ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS  OF LIQUORS  AND   (|
1   CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN  Sj
g   CONNECTlb^.-.
Iff     _0_TrPatrons ofthe Hotel Jackson can keep posted on. the mining     |P
j|fl|      Development .of the entire' Similkameen.
The limes RobertSMi). Ltd.
Manufacturers of Lead Pipe, Shot, Traps, White
Jobbers in Wrought, Cast or Steel  Pipe   and Fittings,  Metals   and  Steam
Fittings.   Write for Quotations.        . I -in-^tHV^ 8$f**j ' <    KiWr.'/Sftl
Branches To/p.h to, St'.John,. Win nipeg and VANCbu^ilJ,ti\fcO;    ;:! '■ -llV';:",'''   ->;'l i V »«■ 11 '   '    ■'! A
INpw is the time to seedfe your. Winter Strp'ply-'of :
I . "Foot Apparel./ ' Avoid -sickness by having  your
Feet properly dressed with the BEST  . v.-   /."•;:;-'
Boots
CllAAC  Rubber Goods, Etc.
r injUieIM8?ket.t'^We have a large and' well assort-
ed stock which we are selling as Cheaply as you
would have to pay for an Inferior Article.
PROSPECTOR'S SUPPLY STORE.
C. E. THOMAS, Prop.
WHOLESALE andt&TAIL    ,
^"DeSJers in Heats.
Ordera.FiUed for any point in the Sir^ilkatne^ijValley.
^Manager Prin«^ejn|f *> Branch
S/*A/*i+^APP<PiA^r~>PPiP+++++***++P+*^^
 January 19TH; 190V
THE     SIMILKAMEEN*    ST^R-
1
|W00dW0P(TS|
...HOTELS
LOWER NICOLA.     jj
The  shortest  route by 10  Mile to
Princeton from Spence's Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.
i supplied   with  pr<
r own gardens.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage
J
SOME POETRY.
Among the Christmas cards issued by
Smith & ftlcRae, .was one containing
view of Greenwood and the, following]
lines. Several Pricetonians will appreciate the sentiment expressed.
Those mineral claims we wished to stake
I A year or two ago,
■Are just exactly where they were
And stocks are just as low.   •    'tru.
Smelters, railways, banks and us
Ain't got things quite adjusted,
Until we do, I can't send you
•  More than a card—I'm busted.
To this a reply was received from Grand
Forks, North Dakota, as follows :
The little gift you sent us" • •
We thought was very sweet,
The sentiments expressed, therein..
I a Were terse, emphatic, neat.     a
We're sorry, too. to hear that you
In fortuity's freak have fiSsteU?0'
*f P* if it can any solace give        *'      t>'
Then know .we' to, are busted !
ft >'.. —-Greenwood'Mine:
Many /lining Dividends.
I Granite
j Creekmm
Hotel
. JAMES, .Proprietor.
J
The nearest point to the
richest Silver Lead mines
in B. C:, 'Summit City.'
There is'^nibrte gold in
Granite Creek than has
yet been taken fJUte"«?l/?/i
Stopping Point for
Princeton stages.-xktty
Prospectors
....STOP I
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS, STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
- DESCRIPTION KEPT
With the opening of. the new
year the dividend paying list of
British Columbia mines is in a much
healthier condition than it has ever
_beenj and ibere.is every reason.for
a full restoration of confidence in
the immediate production oT^he
province. j;TOe*lCeoxer »Sf resumed its monthly dividend of 1
per cent, on January 't. The St.
Eugene Consolidated, operating at
!Moyie, in East Kootenay, paid 3
per cent, on its r<^it^.stock • to
shareholders the same aay, t V' '
permitting the CananlSfi ^ldfielSs
syndicate to paji'H third of aTce!*^
share, or in all $i&,ooo, on
capitalization, as tjje coinpany owns
over 600,000 shares of St. Eugene,
stock. This payment was also
made on Tuesday.
Slocan dividends continue and
they have recently been^dMTaM
.theidistribution of $2$,oott aihtm|
the shareholders ofthe Slocan Sff
which had not paid a divideWfttf5
four years. The Payne isvpaying
its regular quarterly sura, and other
properties?ar^, japidly approaching
the time when they will oe able to
yield substantial results to their
shareholders. The North •39t_ft';
East Kootpngyjipaidfifequarttrliy.tj
per cent, dividend on December 15,
and the Sullivan is steadily increasing shipments,? so* thaf a dividend
seems not impossiblert^fS6cW'f£3,itfie,
new railroad spur is completed'fc©
the mine, enabling a still lasgerand;
more profitable output.
There is every probability that
several Boundary district compan
ies will make profits for their stockholders this year, and, in fact, tbe
output from this great district
promises to be enormous, i^-Rps^rj
land, unless the present monetarv
difficultiesji;ri, I^ondon interfere with
the operations of the mines, a prospect that seems puite unlikely, will
far out do its splendid record of last
year. Thfere will be several big
grOtJucers fn Ymir and Nelson' dis*;
tricts, and the Slocan City and
other silver-lead sections . wiB<show
steady and] profitable growth.
A score of camps in. many, parjcs
of the province have been' brought1
to the permanent shipping stage in
1900 and this year promises to be
distinctly a producing period.—
Review. .
THE
SUNSET
COPPER
MINING
COMPANY
UNITED.
Owning
and
Operating
The
SUNSET
Mine
On Copper
Mountain,
Similkameen
Mining
District.
Everyone  ^ho  has   seen the property
»fjSl§|)ERS.-'.
SI^AMMOUS
VERDICT '
The Biggest and BfcSt^Mine in British
ColumK&Sf H^!_
NOWISTHE
Sirocf?iN!
i TiusaWfohderful Mine. , \ JJ^ an investrngirt ! No Specnfi^
tionil:.' Ore enough iu sight to return 100 per cent, on amount
i invested.    BUY TO-DAY before advance in price.
^^nse^^MSmi. Will
3§ake You Ricin.
rf|^FURTHER IMFORMATION APPLY TO
R. A. BROWN,
PRINCETON or Grand Forks, B. C.
 THE     SIMSfcHAMEEN     STAR
m^ mMmm,< sun
Published la Be interest of Princeton and tite
ANDERSON", Ma:
RAILROAD ASSURED.
The press of the province seem to be un
mous in assuring their readers that the long
talked of Coast and Kootenay Railway will be
built this summer. This is very gratifying
news to the people of Princeton and the Simil-|
kameen. The building of a railroad through
this country will place our mining. camps in a
prominent position, not only in the province,
but all over the world. With transportation
facilities the copper mines of the Similkameen
will without a doubt be the largest producers of
copper in British Columbia. The following
press comments on the railway question are of
general interest;—
It now appears that the present talk about a
new railway from the coast to Kootenay is not
merely talk. The coast papers now speak of it
as a certainty. Let them come, they'll all get]
into Phoenix in some way, if we are nearly
5,000 feet above the sea level.—Pioneer.
• •  • '
The railway question is now again well to
front, and it looks more than ever hopeful that
the long wished for may probably be realized in
the forthcoming., year. This time it is not an
"election dodge" and that being the case it,
would be well to consider some-^points, so that!
we should gain all possible benefits for this community and not suffer as mam' such have done
in the past. The railway will besides making
our connection with the coast cities more convenient, bring us into new markets up country
for bur produce, and with it better prices:—Chilliwack Progress.: ~'\
• • •
The Midway Advance in commenting upon
the latest move of the V. V. & E. Co., says.
■'It has been the" desire of this section of
British Columbia for some years to have railway connection with coast points by the route
named, and now it seems as though these desires were to be gratified, and the richest section of our Province to be afforded all the advantages of a railroad. The new company
will operate under both Dominion and Provincial charters, the Provincial government being
pledged to reinstate the subsidy of $4,000 pQ,"
mile for 330 miles, which was removed some
time ago."
• • • *''$¥m
The Ashcroft Journal comments favorably on
the resources of the Similkameen country and
hit the nail on the head about Princeton in a
late issue when it said:     "The Similkameen
country will be worth keeping your eye on next
railroads through that section within the-next
! two years. They have coal and copper, arid it
I is believed, large and valuable deposits of each |
Princeton should be a good town next season,
If a railway goes into the Similkameen country
through Hope there is almost certain to be a
branch built from Spences Bridge by the C.P.Rl
to connect with their boundary lines."
j • • •
B The announcement in another column that
the C. P. R. surveyors are actually in the field
surveying a route from the main line of the big
Canadian monoply down through the Simi
meeri country to connect with the Columbia &
Western at Midway, will be welcome .news to
the residents of that section. They are now at
the same stage as was the Boundary two years
ago—waiting for ' transportation. With the
C. P. R. surveying a line, and four or five
other companies applying for ."charters to build,
through that country the Similkameen se
assured of the building of at least one line.
Then its forward stride will be something eij
mous.—Grand Forks Gazette.
• • •
In this article we are going to look forward,
but not a very great distance. Fortunately in
British Columbia it is not necessary to fix the
attention very far in the future in order to cover
a wide field of development -arid progress]
Among the things which we see on looking for-j
ward are:
The construction of a direct line from the
I Coast to Kootenay, with a connection with
Victoria. We believe the immediate success
of this enterprise is no longer in the domain of
uncertainty, and that it is not too soon for the
public to begin to shape their affairs accordingly.
We shall- Jbe disappointed if the summer passes
wi'd^ui-the^lme being well on it way to completion, and ii it is not pushed along with all
the*%nergy wme-ir capital can command.—Colonist. *teni■*tytjutin
; ,.f DIGNIFIED POVERTY.
Every day some wise man arises to show people with small purses how to live "upon limiled
amounts. But what is really needed is a philosopher who can teach one how to be economical
in a graceful way. The -man who wears his
economical heart upon his sleeve, who is constantly reminding one taot of how well he can do
with a little, but of how much he could accom-
plish with more, is one who makes poverty
ugly. To live-upon mush and yet to be pining
for mushrooms, to wear blue jeans and to be
sighing for black broadcloth is to show the
seamy side of economy. The wise economist
will show how much more meritorious is mush
than mushrooms and how mucb^upi^ior in the
matter of durability is jeans than broadcloth.
Of course, when poverty* pinches suffers must
scream, but so long as thfeilreaded enemy only
ventures to nudge the victim he may be treated
with dignified disdain, or, better still, with
wholesome hospitality.
The census of the United States shows that
thefls^issjhginly leading the West in the increase in population. The whole country
shojvs a gain of twenty-one per cent, and the
Sotfthwest has made the greatest gains,—especial! Texas, which has gaJfied neSly a million
inhabitants! within ten years. In Canada the
largest increase will probably come from the
western and central provinces.
BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL CARDS
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E.
p. a. s: m. a, 1, ri*. b., Etc.   '
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claim* 1
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRJTNCErQN, B. C
J. CHARLES MclNTOSH;
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
'   AND        '
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
Mining and Real Estate Deeds and Transfers fix
. ecuted.   Title* Examined.
J*J* -J5WNCETON, B. C.
• PARKINSON & FETtfER-
STONHAUGH, I£nSE^l,ife
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Civil Engineers
and   Notary Publics.
JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Princeton,B. C...
PRINCETON ASS-XT-
OFFICE,      C. B. HARRIS,
Assayer and Chemist.
Will Guarantee Accuracy and Return Report of
Assay on Stage Bringing Sample.
Bridgb Street.,    PRINCETON, B. C.
l 1 n d l|£#';& F o s/tftfc,
Taxidermists   and Furriers.
The Best Prices Paid for
4-.X Johnson St. VICTORIA, B. C.
ASSAY OFFICE AND ORE
TESTING  WORKS . . „. .
W. PELLEW-HARVEY,
Assaying and Complete Mining Smelt-
i I   ' nS Tests Made from
Small Samples up to Ton Lots.
i Son, Swansea.
VANCOUVER, «B.tC*
JOHN W.  PECK & CO.,
Wholesale Clothing$jjj|§ij^
j Mens'   Furnishings."
I VANCOUVER,  B.  C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
' Careful   and   Prctapt   Attention to all
LETTER ORlBSKSiT-.l?-W?!-**&
I   Wfln't ALL WORK
1     wail   l Promptly Executed
YOUF-       We can save you money
Watch   on your Repairing.
Repairing.
W. I. KERR, Kamloops,
 I T H E     S m tJL&A.M JETiE N     STAR.
GRAND PACIFIC
HOTEL iMtt00W» B- c-
The nearest hotel to the
Railway Station. Head-
| quarters for .all people
coming from Nicola and
the Similkameen.
Good Rooms.
Good Table
Good Liquors,
P. A. BARNHART, Prop.
LATEST MINING MAP OF THE
LOWER SIMILKAMEEN
WITH A SPECIALLY
PREPARED REPORT
OF ITS DIFFERENT MINING CAMPS; AND A COMPLETE tr a vej,i,er:s guide
COMPILED AND DRAWN BY *K, K
^^FRANK   BAILEY.
FOR  SALE AT   THE
STAR  OFFICE
PRICE   $2.00   PER   COPY.
wm^www l wmmm
THERE WASN'T. ANY ROW.
It Was Simply a Case of Spontaneous Combustion.
He was a very "young. man, al
most too young to be out on,the
street at that time of the nightJS^o
pT m., and his general appeal
indicated that he had been picked
up by a cyclone somewhere during
his meanderings. He was not utterly demoralized, but there was
something in bis manner that would
lead the close observer to the
elusion that all had not been
with him.
"Gee !" he exclaimed as he spun
around the corner and went bump
into a policeman.
"Hello," ejaculated that-worthy,
instinctively grabbing at him;
"what's the row ?"
"There was'nt any," responded
the youth.
"What are you running like that
for?" persisted the policemau.
"I've just been up against a case
of spontaneous combustion."
"You look too green to burn,"
chuckled the bluecoat.
"It's on me, just the same. My
girl lives around the corner, and I
went to see her. I thought it was
■■11"—
"Where does the combustion
come in?"  interrupted  the officer.
"Come out, you mean," corrected
the youth.
"Comeoff!" exclaimed the officer.
"Tell me what the. row is before Ii
fehase'you."'' *•*'
"Well, that's what I'm trying to
do," pleaded the boy. "The girl's-
old man and I don't harmonize a
little bit, and when he met me at
the door he fired me so j suddenly
that I had vertigo. If you don't
call that spontaneous combustion,
what the dickens  do  you call it?"
Oh, excuse me,"  -apologised"'the
policeman, "you  run   along  home
et  into  your trundle  bed!"
e bluecoat genfjy  wafted the
remnant on its way.
The Peck Measure Advertiser.
The business man who fails to ad,-
fertise in a live local papejj^'jitjfl
fering from false economy, or the
lack of that spirit always found iu
progressive natures. He is generally selfish and prefers to hide his
[commercial , light under a peck
measure rather than set it in the
columns of a newspaper where the
world can gaze upon it. The Slocan is full of peck|fi!§3S;nre adver
tisers, and just enough of the other
kind to keep the district from getting choked with tbe moss that
grows upon anything- of a still nature.—New Denver Ledge.
Klondyke Out_j^?t>!J
The Klondyke output turns out
to be greater than was estimated in
San Francisco. The director ofthe]
United States mint places it at $22,-
287,566. This figtrre may, however, meted e the pfcicer^gDiiJ^fRJBT
Atlin and other parts of British
Columbia. Why sfetijSild not British Columbia be able to publish its
yearly output of mineral as early as
the United States ? Nothing is
more important  than   reliable  and
rompt    statistics    of   production.
With  regard to British  Columbia,
;e have no official information dealing with a later period than the
30th November, 1899. The gold
out put of the United States for last
$79,322,281. This should
put that country in the lead again.
New Century
# GREETINGS^*
t9 °W
""TO THOSE seeking bargains in
Fresh and Newly arrived goods
we would call your atention to a
few staple lines, which will be of
special interest.
DRY GOODS.
Fine  assortment    Laces,   Ribbons,
Etc., just on hand.
CLOTHING
Halifax Home Spun Pants—Direct.
Made to Order.
GROCERIES.
Ram Lai's Tea—Complete  ssort  -
ment of Staples.
A.EHOWSE'S
4 BIG STORE j>
PRINCETON.
RIVETEP STEEL PIPE, nfDRAUHT
/*■ /tfyTT'l?     A Man  does'nt  buy   Machinery in a minute.
Ifii/lii * I <*•    If Mtttjti is a hydraulic proposition situated anywhere west of
-'• }hc Rocky Mouutain he should first as. ertain if the machinery
• he wants is manufactured NEAR the seat of his ope.ations. That's what a wise man
would do—and a wise man would know WHY he would do it..
- ■ -leanis ofour capacity for turning out Hydraulic Mining Machinery.' ' If he _ figures as a' '
ON THE GROUND and iii close touchwith the requirements ofwestern  mining* we      {
ARnST|R^Ng^1M0RRI50N,
IRON AND^STEEL WORKS.
S. A. HARTMAN,
Mines and
Mining . . .
":. ROSSLAND ^CC. Jan. 4, 1901.
We have first class connections and can find tbe necessary
capital to work and develop meritorious copper propositions in
the Similkameen country. If you have a good claim with a
fine showing we will find you a buyer. We cordially invite
your correspondence.
Respectfully,
Office: 43 Columbia Ave. S. A. HARTMAN.
glPE DRIARD HOTEL
JOE RICHARDS,  Manager NICOLA   LAKE.
Headquarters for-Mining Men and Prospectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
u
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
NOTICE OP APPLICATIO
FOR A PRIVATE
BILL,     ,
for an net to ii corporate a company wttl
io construct, equip, maintain and operate
•>r double line of railway of standard or
pine far the purpose of conveying pas
and freight from a point oi  liuriard  Inli
^F   APPLICATION
A PRIVATE
f BILL.
) Province of British Columbia al it*
sion | i\,r a private Rill to incorporate n
wcr   build, equip, maintain and operate n
its ncsl
Company  t
lie valley o|
>ne Mileoi
tlleyofOm
I   route to a point at or near Midway; thence by the
|    most feasible route to a point, at or near the city
I  of Ciaud Pork*; with power      construct, equip,
j   maintain and operate, from any  point on said
'   railway, brunches aud extensions ofthe same of
■   not more  than  jo mile* iu h, and roads,
t   1 ridge*, w»y» f.rrii-s, wharves, docks, and coal
|  bunkers; with power to build, own, equip, oper-
- at.' and maintain steam and other vessel* and
boats, telegraphs, telephone*,  and   tramways I
i aerial Or otherwise, and to carry on a general
.x press business either as separate undertaking*
or in connection with   the   said railway and the j
said branches and  cxtcntions;     -'*'
 TdeaTwithl	
e districts or localities
railway, branches and
, uses, privileges, or other aids
• from any government, municipality or other persons or bodies corporate; with power tocon-
■ struct, equip,acquire, lease, maintain, and oper-
I or other works for the handling and treatment
of ores; with pn n er to acquit i u ml operate coal
lauds and dispose of the proceed* th«r < f; with
• power to acquire, constiuct and operate hotels;|
- with power io make trjitnc or other arrangement*
■ or amalgamate or connect with any railway,
steamboat, or othe company, or lease, purchase
or otherwise acquire the assets of any such com-
J pnuy; and with power to build wagon roads to
be used in the construction of said railway and
its extention and branches and in advance of the
same aud to levy aud collect tolls from all parties
usi.igandnll freight passing over any such roads,
ior any such aforesaid docks, wharves, railways,
vessels owned or operated by the compiler
 Ji foltoi
—-,_ valley ofthe said Similkameen riW
point west of Osoyoos Lake, thence in an easterly direction to the Osoyoos River crossing the
said river above Osoyoos Lake or at other con-i
veuieiit points, thence in an easterly directidn.to
the divide of Rock creek, thence down one ofthe
tributaries ofthe Kettle river to the valley of the |
Kettle river, thence following the Kettle river|
down stream to the Town of Midway, thence
from the said Town of Midway along the valley
ofthe Boundary creek to the City of Greenwood,
and from the said City of Greenwood in a southeasterly direction to the City of Grand Forks
with power to construct, operate and maintain
branch lines to Aspen Grove Camp, to the Tulameen River camps, and to Copper and Kennedy
mountains and other points, and with power toj
construct, operate and maintain all	
bridges, roads, ways'and ferries and to
and n
with, :
i docks
OTts|
ir built before or after the	
ereby applied, for and with all <
essary or incidental rights,  powe
inment ofthe above objects
HUNTER*& OLIVER,
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR A PRIVATE
BILL.
porate a company with p
other kind or kinds of m
long said pass to Fish Lake,
rcmeos  enrij-on to Keremeos
NOTICE OF   APPLICATION
FOR A PRIVATE
BILL.
, NOTICK is here! y given that application will
e made to the Legislative Assembly of the Pro-
ince of British Columbia at its next Session for
following the S river to Keremeos
thence in a southeasterly direction, to a point i:
the vicinity of Osoyoos Lake, thence easterly t
Id with further power to build, cc
im   the point   where the mai
MCABTHW..      .
Dated at Victoria this 26th day of No
ROB ERTSON & ROBERTSON
Solicitors for the Applia
McCrae.
LEGAL tfSfl££§.
 fei
:"«?'<-.
NOTICB is hereby given that aftej
I ist day of December,  1900, a bounty
I two dollars. ($2,00) will be paid for eye
coyote killed in a settled district of tl
I Province, subject to  the  conditions oi
I notice dated the 22nd of August, 1894.
By Command,
J. D. PRENTICE,     >
.  Provincial Secretar
Provincial Secretary's Office,
20th November, 1900.
This Notice was posted November
&3Sv°
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE.
To William H. Morrison, Rossland,
British Columbia.
You are hereby notified, that 1 have expended
the sum of Three Hundred and thirteen dollars
and seventy-four cent, ($313.74) in lnbor and improvements on account of your interest in the
following mineral claims situated in the Similkameen raining division of Yale district:     ,
The Ada B, Combination, Ruby Da3', Yellow
Jacket, You and I, and Center Star Fraction 0111
Copper mountain; Copper Butte and Golden|
Eagle on Kennedy mountain; and the Coppe]
«*peu G
re distric
The above three hundred and thirteen dollars
and seventy-four cents is your proportion-of the
expense necessary,   in order to hold the  said
COAL LICENSE APPLICATIONS.
NOTICE.
[Thirty days after date 1  intend to apply tothe
iceiise to prospect for coal in and on the land'
lere described; Commencing from Initial Post
lorth of Scotston, on the north bank of the Sii
mains west; 80 chains south; So chains east
itarting point.   In all 640 acres.     ...
77      SAMUEL SPENCER.
Dated this 18th day of December, 1900.
NOTICE.
ie     Chief
orks.ofil. C.
the followii:
^ishe^enthotl.h
ipse to°prWpert for coal'bve
st day of January, 1901.
S££
CERTIFICATES   OF   IMPROVEMENTS.
: 36068, B.inl
to apply tc
ate of Impr
TAX  NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with tne Statutes, that' Provincial Revenue
Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment
Act, are now due for the year !<*•>•. All the above
named taxes collectible within the Similkameen
Division of Yale District are payableat my office,
Princeton, Assessed taxes are collectible at the
following rates, viz:—
If paid 011 or before June 30th, 1901.   ' f •
Three-fifths of one per cent, on real property.
Two and one-half per cent, on assessed value
of wild land.
One-baif of one per cent, on personal property.
On so much ofthe income, of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars, the following rates,
vix: Upon such excess of income, when the same
is not more than ten dollars, one per cent.; when
such excess is over ten thousand dollars, and
PThreey:erce
[ssed value of wild land.
exceeds one thousand dollars, the following rates,
viz.:   Upon such ei	
dollars, one and three-quarters of one per c
Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.
i        HUGHHUNTER.
NOTICE.
hat under the provisions of the Game
, 1897, Chapt. 88, Sec. 15, it shall be
iwful   for any  person  to catch, kill,
KAMLOOPS, ASHCROFT, YALE AND
SIMILKAMEEN  MINING DIVISIONS  OF YALE
DISTRICT.
l^OTICE is hereby given that allplacer
■*■ ^ claims legally held in Kamloops,
Ashcroft, Yale aud Similkameen Mining
Divisions of Yale District, will be laid
over from the. 1st dpy of November ensuing, rothe istday of May, 1901.
G. C. TUNSTALL,
"5&'3!»isPOI'D' Commissioner.
Kamloop. Oct. 28th, 1900.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
Canadian Pacific
Navigation Co.
*"  Time   Table   No.  55
VANCOUVER ROUTE.
VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER daily, excep
Monday, at I o'clock a. m. Regular freigh
steamer will leave Victoria at midnight on Tued
day and Thursday and Vancouver at midnight OI
a\ Tuesday and Thursday and Vancouver at i
w OO Wednesday-and Friday.
NEW WESTMINSTER ROUTE. I
LEAVE VICTORIA   FOR  NEW  WES1
STER, Ladner, Lulu and Island*.  Tuesda
"   Friday at 7 a. m.
Thursday and Saturday at 8 a.
Mission City with C. P. R. fron
Returning; leaves Chill
NORTHERN ROUTE.
- steamships of this Company leave from Eva
'' Coleman & Evans, wharf, Vancouver,- for N]
.-and intermediate ports, every Monday at 2 p.
ALASKA ROUTE.
• Steamships of this Company leave from Eva
. Coleman & Evans' wharf, weekly, for Wran
.   and Skagway.
BARCLAY.  SOJTND ROUTE.
Cape Scott. ! The Company'
-  changing this Time Table  a
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
 abb—%^*\y.
SOO UNE.
DAILY TOURIST CARS
jjj. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
vest Bound East Bound
4:05 IMPERIAL LIMITED-—22:03
>a tuphle t furnish ed free. • ■
J. E. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. G. P. A. AGENT
VANCOUVER, 8,C. SMSNCES Bridge
CLAIMS
STAGE
LINE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday;
Leaves  Nicola Lake for Kamloops
every Friday at 6 a. m.
Carry flail and   Express.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicola,
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 8 a. m.
FRENCH A DAY
Tinsmiths, Gunsmiths, and Plumbers
Boat, and Shoe Repairing.
Repair work   of    Every   Descripti
IN BOUNDARY  MINES.   .
Last Thursday was pay day with
the Miner-Graves syndicate and
with the Dominion Copper Co.
Work has been resumed on the
Yellowstone, in Skylark camp, with
R. McCulloch in charge.
It is "expected that the new 7
drill compressor on the Snowshoe
will be started up some time next
week.
The Snowshoe sent out a carload
of ore this week to the Trail smelter
for testing purposes.
Work on the Ah There, in Dead-
wood camp, was resumed this week,
md the mine is now being un-
vatered.
Supt. Williams states that sink-
ng has been started on the R. Bell
n Summit camp. There are 15
men employed.
Double tracking the Knob Hill
tunnel for about 450 feet has been
completed. No. 1 and 3 stopes have
been connected, giving a straight
400 feet of ore.
There are now 65 men employed
on the Brooklyn and Stemwinder,
20 being on ,the latter, and doubfe
shifts will be inaugurated at once
adding 10 more men.
lj_i|_*teek the C. P. R. began
the work of putting in a sidetrack
on the north fork of Kettle river,
to secure shipments to the Humming* Bird and other mines in that
vicinity.
__ fenid"Bfewfeti of Republic, on behalf of Spokane capitalists, has
bonded from R. M. Freeney, of
Qj_ir_3 ;Fofksi .the Florence claim,
adjoining the Humming Bird mine
on the north fork of Kettle river.
—Phoenix Pfimeer.
FOR SAU..|Sggjfc
icres Nicola Valley.     Crown  Grant.
Price .1350.    Apply E. A. Harris,
35 Ftort Street, Victoria,
Or at Star Office, Princeton.
'j|0TfcEi
Thirty da
icensetop
here descr
bed:   On the north
to apply
rank ofthe
tothe
rarV
land
ocation an
Chains we*
' Dated thi
;8o chains south; !
nt.   In all 640 acres.
916th day of Januar.j
D chains e
190 .
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN.
One black horse, 10 years old, with
deep dut on left hip.
One bay horse. 10 years old, branded
H O on left shoulder.
One grey horse, branded 96 on right
shoulder.
One bay mare, branded U on left
shoulder, N on right shoulder, small
forehead, black stockings
all round, with large sorsel colt.
Black and bay; work horses were sold
by I. B. Lee, of Loomis, in June 1897.
Gray harse was sold by W. L. Splaw.n, of
Loomis, in 1897.
$50 reward for the return of all to
FAIRVIEW CORPORATION,
B.C.
UNDER authority of Order in Council,
passed December 30th, 1899, the Honourable tbe Minister of Mines has been
pleased to sanction, and I do hereby give
notice that I have appointed George Murray, of Nicola, a Deputy Mining Recorder
of and for the District known as the
neighborhood of Nicola in the Kamloops
and Similkameen Mining Division, with
Snb-Recording Office at Nicola.
G. C. TUNSTALL,
Gold Commissioner for District.
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS,   f
Presriptions^eCarefully^ Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
T^hey are the Purest
Sm certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo.E.Tuckefl&soiiCo.
HAMILTON, ONT.
G. LALLAN
Boots and
UlSHOES^
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
Palace
Livery
Stable.
O. J. INNI5,
KEREMEOS, B. C.
Saddle Horses to all Points in the
Similkameen Distrieg^S-j Travellers from the Boundary District
can secure horses through to
Princeton.
1 in Connection with
the Keremeos Hotel.
 THE      SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
The  Townsite  of
,l¥iU
PRINCETON
British ColumisiaB
■nmrfirfflwraTCir
.*..
Lots for
PRESENT PWCfeS OF
L0T5
From$_^^to$JO*
Per Front Foot..***
Size of Lots50xJ00
Ft. and~33xJ00Ft.
One acre Residential
Lefts. 0* Jr *£> <£ *£ <£
Tej^^^l-3 C^gg
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
iwitbtintcfest at 6 per
cent, per annum. _#
Government Head-
quarters for the SlmilKameeD Msirici.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen 4nd Tulameen R^r*? 'Tne BUSINGS CENTRE ioa^t^UfJktxftiSig Miriing Camps:— CoftpW "Mountain'
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
;;^?fURE WATER;
ENommikis agr&ltur-
al ari&;to draw from.
Send foi| Map and Price List to <& <£ *£ *£ <**
Resident Manager^ VERMILION   FORKS
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