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Punished in the Interest of Princeton and Similkameen District.
Vol. III.   No.
PRINCETON, JUNE 28,  J902.
A SIMILKAMEEN MINING
EOMANCE.
The bonding of the Winnipeg claim in
Hedley camp to tbe Standard Oil Co., by
the locator, Mr. Geo. Stumps, for $30,-
ooo, makes an interesting story and ill titrates the great element of chance  there
-Mr. Stumps literally stumbled upon a
fortune. By a lucky accident he chanc
ed upon a showing that had been vainly J
- sought for during the past two yean, and j
without doing a dollars worth of work be
was able to sell his find to one of the
richest, corporations on the continent for
the goodly sum mentioned above. The
buyers already own the famous Nickel
Plate property which they have developed extensively. That they are wel
pleased with the results attained is amply attested by the fact that they have
been buying all the adjoining claims at
large figures. The characteristic ore -of
Hedley Camp is an arsenical iron, in
some cases carrying very high gold val-
Rich float had been found   a couple of
the Winnipeg, which
about two mi
Plate and lower do
' Careful search was
source of this floa
until last summer.
Thestoryasitis
that Mr. Stumps, while c
north of  the   Nickel
lade to discover the
but without success
o the effect
s crossing  1
prospecting
•ard place over a
fallen tree when his foot slipped aud he
fell a short _ distance' to,the ground. A
growth of rhbsscovered the rocks upon
which he fell, and his foot in striking
scraped the moss off and broke away a
small point of the rock. Mr. Stumps
noticed the mineral in the piece and examined it more closely. It was a piece
of arsenical iron resembling very much
in appearance the ore of the Nick;
Plate.
The fortunate discoverer lost no time
in staking his find, and an assay of the
ore showed it to carry good   gold values
The Standard Oil Co. now have a force
of men at work developing the property
Tbe lead where exposed is in the neighborhood of 20 feet wide. It runs in the
direction of the Nickel Plate, and is
thought to be a continuation of that marvellously rich lode.  ^s""~~
The property was secured by the Standard Oil people on a working bond, the
payments extending over a period of 14
months.
NOTICE.
'■THIRTY days from date  I  intend to apply to
Dated June 20,1902.
OLALLA MINING NEWS.
(From Our Special Correspondent.)
Mining    operations    at     Olalla   ami
throughout the Upper   Keremeos are assuming a gratifying appearance of activity.
Manager Northey with a crew of men
left for Beaconsfield camp last week, anc
will push development work on the Keremeos Co.'s claim on Red Mountain.
jj Work has also been under way at Riordan Mountain, on the fine ore showings
of the Billy Goat and Shamrock.
McMillan and Forbes are starting the
season's operations at Independence
Mountain, where there are extensive out-
croppings of copper and gold bearing arsenical iron ores carrying   excellent val-
The Olalla Company have resumed operations at the Dividend property, where
the development of the huge ore bodies
is making a phenomenal display, and exciting the surprise of all mining men.
The Bullion tunnel at Olalla is now in
625 feet, and will tap the big ledge in another 150 feet.
The recent visit to Olalla of Mr. Wm.
J. Brewer of New York, who is president
ofthe company, has resulted in a decision to immediately undertake the thorough development and equipment of the
company's property.
Mr. Brewer was much impressed by al.
he saw, and is emphatic in his assurances that the company owns one of the
greatest combinations of money making
mineral properties ever controlled by a
single company.
HAMILTON CREEK COAL.
We have to hand a very excellent report by Mr. B. P. Little, M. E., of Nelson, B. C, on the Hamilton Creek coal
leases situated in the Nicola Valley, says
the Vancouver Ledger:—
The Diamond Vale Coal and Iron
Mines, Ltd., is a recent incorporation by
Vancouver citizens who have associated
with them eastern capitalists. The company has purchased 10 square miles of
coal lands on Hamilton Creek, and on
each lease coal is exposed.-
About 6400 acres is underlaid by 3
seams of bituminous coal, aggregating
some 27 feet in thickness. This coal is
exposed for some six miles along the
creek on the company's property, and
has been opened in places from one to
two miles back from the creek. The analysis of the surface coal made by Mr.
Little from a tunnel driven about 40 feet
shows :
Moisture  5.0 per cent.
Volatile Matter 33.5       »
Fixed Carbon 59.2       «•
Ash  3-3       "
Mr, Little sums up his report by say-
it the quantity is pract
, and the quality (where
1 any at present being   1
THE PODUNK.
Messrs. Davis and Sloan have finished
doing assessment work on the Podunk
claim on Wolf Creek.
The work consists of a 12 foot open cut,
and a 4x6 tunnel run for a short distance
on the ore.
They report the lead to be traceable on
tbe surface for a distance of 600 feet, and
as having clearly defined walls.
The vein is in a contact between a porphyry and a granite, the ledge matter
being about 8 feet wide.
The pay chute, which gives values in
copper and gold of from $28 to $41, is between two and three feet in width.
Small quantities of molybendum were
met with in doing the work.
Messrs. Swansborough and Davis the
owners of the Podunk, feel that they
have in it a very valuable property.
HOTEL ARRIVALS.
HOTEL JACKSON.
W Green, 20 Mile; t A Rogers, J B
Silverthorne, W Lawrence, Friday Ck;
W K. Richmond, Ashnola; Jno Clark, M
P Stewart, Nicola Lake.
HOTEI.   PRINCETON.
D McRae, H McRae, R O Cramer.Cop-
per Mt; Geo Beaver, C Lindborg, Gram.
Forks; TJ McAlpin, Allison; W F Revely, Bromley Creek; Dan McRae, Wolf
Creek; Periey Russell, Hedlej* City; C
Stirling, Spence's Bndge;""cTTSeal, L M
Lyon, P Willis, Ashnola.
HOTEL   TULAMEEN, PRINCETON.
D McPhail, F P Cook, Granite Creek
H Cleasby, Coutlee; A McAllister, Winnipeg; A J Mackay, Oshkosh, Wis; J S
Crowder. J Ferguson, Vancouver; J D
Davidson, Seattle; DR Young, R J Steel,
Ashnola; Neil McLennan, Boulder
Creek; C Johnson, J Homes, Brandon
J R Robinson, New Westminster.
DRIARD HOTEL, NICOLA LAKE.
S A Briely, W Rugg, C J Wilson, Chas
Law, A H Wallbridge, Vancouver; A
Raspberry, Minnie Lake; Gilbert Lawrence, G E Todd, P Herod, W Lawson,
W A Brown, N H Sutherland, Kamloops; A McAllister, Hamilton; A McLean, Penticton; M P Stewart, Ashcroft;
W A Whillans, Princeton; J Greaves,
Rockford; R B Berks, Victoria; J E
Bate, Aspen Grove; J D Davidson, T P
Terrill, Seattle; A J McKay, Oshkosh,
Wis; J Schubert, Anaconda, Mont.
The Celebration Committee desire all
owners of dogs in Princeton -and vicinity
to chain them up during the continuance
of the celebration. They were a source
of great annoyance at last year's   sport"!.
LOCAL AND  PERSONAL.
Mr. A. R. Barrow is engaged in surveying a number of claims in  Hedley camp.
Mrs. H. H. Pitts, of Ashnola, spent
last week in town as the   guest   of Mrs.
Owing to a severe cold, Mr. Jack Budd
has been confined to  his bed  under the
Born—On One Mile Creek, Sunday
June 22nd, the wife of Mr. Chas. Burch,
of a daughter.
Mr. A. F. MacDougall returned to
Grand Forks yesterday. He intends
coming   back to   Princeton   in  a   short
Messrs. Ryder and McDiarmid have
returned from Hedley Camp, where they
Were doing work on their claim, the Or-
pheno. They uncovered a three foot
lead, carrying promising values in gold,
silver and copper.
The Celebration Committee have made
arrangements with Mr. Geo. Aldous for
the holding of the ball at the Hotel Tulameen on the evening of July 2nd. Mr.
Aldous will also provide the supper and
M, P. Stewart of Ashcroft, and Jno.
Clark of Nicola, drove in from the latter
place on Wednesday, and left the next
day for Penticton. It is reported that
their visit is in connection with the mail
service to be established between this
place and Penticton.
Mr. D. R. Young came in from the
Coast last Sunday and left again on Wednesday. Mr. Young made it understood
while here that most of the work at Ashnola would be suspended until it became
definitely settled as to when the railway
district.
CORONATION PICNIC.
A picnic for the benefit of the school
children and ladies of Princeton was
held Thursday on the Indian^ Reserve
opposite the town. A program of .sports
was arranged for the children, and the
usual supply of picnic cake • and icecream was very much in evidence. Miss
Liza Bromley, on behalf of the school
children, thanked the promoters of the
outing very nicely, while Mr. Alexander
Sharp made a short speech suitable to
occasion, in which he expatiated eloquently upon the great benefits of living
under the benificent sway of British in-
Altogether, a most enjoyable
;pent.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR r
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
i io miles square and as the| NOTICE.
-.thi
TK
mblUhed Weekly at
PRIMCETOM,   B.   C,
A. E. HOWSE,
Manager.
I ue in tbe way of coal   (that.is not
already located) will  be left in the
Nicola Valley or   in   this   district,
_nY_ when   the   Columbia and Western
(C. P. R.) gets   its  lands selected.
HIE   PRINCETON   PUBLISHING  CQ. That Marfin.ghoulijivor this gi-
I gantic game of grab  argues geatly
in   tavor of  his enemies' claim,—
I that he is owned   by the C. P. R.,
— and is compelled to do his master's
bidding.
I Martin's one hold on the respect
001 of the great body of electors of this
Jlprovince has been in the past, his
■{apparently determined efforts to
I protect the people from tbe gang of
[,',| exploiters who so  persistently seek
STomTua.
Creek abo
,t   ^ miles
tof Princeton o
nd joining
J. Summer's
commenci
if  at   nR.1
ning So .Chair
ssouth,8o
-hains  east,
north. 80 cha
ins west, b
ackto  post,
. Locator.
. Agent.
Dated Iu
e Jj-Mcjoa.
Situate
onOncMileCr
cck, and jo
ns Chas. C.
Clay's co.
1 claim on the
POSt Nc.
Sas
£3£SJ
:«&
m£t
Dated ju
,e 33. .902GTRGK BKAVKR- ASeut*
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.   D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer   *-*
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR. *
UN DERGROUN oTsiTRVEYS.
. PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C,
A. R. BARRO^;
. A. M. I., C. E.,
PROVINCIAL LAND SURYEY08. •
builds half way to Princeto
it declines to do ; but Mai
favors making this compan
ent of the land just the same.
If the bill   passes, .the   company
will be allowed to take the land in
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
GOD SAVE THE KINO.
? En
who have been
bmed for so many years to siuging
Save the Queen," may find it a
iiflicult at first to accuston thetn-
to the change made necessary by
session of a king to the throne. As
jtional anthem it will be sung this
in   many different   If
lltfgjl
•idely
edp
The
future :—
God save our gracious King,
Long live our noble King,
God save the King!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the King.
8 ^Chorus !
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the King.
O Lord our God, arise,
Scatter his enemies,
And make them fall ;
Confound their politics;
Frustrate their knavish tricks ;
On Thee our hopes we fix :
God save us all.
Chorus :
Send him victorious, &c.
Thy choicest gifts in store
On him be pleased to pour,
Long may he reign !
May he defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the King !
Chorus :
Send him victorious, &c.
Increase of Boundary Smelting.
At the present time tlte five t
ces running   in the   Boundary
is of gold-copper
editable   record,
a ton
eing smeltei
TllCffiTT'S
mm
ITI
CIGARS
Largest Sale in Canada
$50.00
For a
Name.
The Vancouver Breweries, lI
of Vancouver, B. C, want a na
for their   new Beer which will be
put on the market about the 15th
June.
The   company will   send   their
cheque   for  $50.00   to the person
trite down as many
' like  and address
THE VANCOUVER BREWERIES, Ltd.,;
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Notk—The   contest will remain open
throughout June.
Princeton Coat
The Vermilion  Forks
Mining Company
ARE NOW PREPARED TO SEL
COAL AT
$6 per Ton at the Pit,
or 50c. per Sack
Delivered at the Tpwnsite Office.
But it is encouraging to look forward a
little to see what the record is likely to
be in the immediate future. It is stated
that in tw<5 weeks the Sunset Smelter at
Boundary Falls will be ready to treat 400
tons daily. The second furnace of the
Greenwood smelter, as soon as the ore to
feed it is ready, will treat as much more,
and the Granby Co. fully intends to have
two more furnaces in operation—making
_ six in all at   the   Granby works—before
' the end of 1902.
Thus it will be noted that before this
year has passed into history, four more
furnaces, with a combined capacity of not
less than 1,600 tons daily, will be added
to the present five, making nine in all in
the Boundary. This means that about
3,500 tons of ore will be treated every,
24 hours in Boundary smelters before the
end of   1902. or over   100,000   tons   per
.nth,
t th(
There is thus every reason to feel encouraged with the progress of the mining
and smelting industry of the Boundary,
if we judge the future by the past. This
is the conservative view, which may even
brighten by plans maturing which have
not yet been made public.—Phoenix
Pioneer.
Prospectors
....STOP!
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
ike money by buying
ur outfit at the point
u start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
For Connoisseurs Only.
Can be had at the
Hotels of
Princeton
and all other first-class  hotels
throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most Homelike Hotel in Princeton is now
open for the travelling public.
Our bar is stocked with the
Best of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars. Special efforts will Jbe
made in the CulHnary Department, and tables will be furnished with the best the market
affords.
PRINCETON,   B, C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
-:FOR:-
Vegetables, Fruit, Groceries, Provisions, Hay, Oats, Flour and Feed.
Lumber of all kinds.     Windows, Doors, Shingles.
Furniture, Wool and Wire Mattresses, Pillows, Chairs, Lonnges.
Weber Wagons, Buggies, Spring Wagons, Plows and Harrows.
Hardware, Stoves and Fittings. Barbed Wire and Fence Wire, Harness,
Saddlery,   Etc., Etc.
DRY GOODS, BOOTS & SHOES,
OVERSHOES AND RUBBERS IN ALL SIZES.
GO TO
J.A.Schubert's Cash Store,
Penticton, B. C.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
HIGHLAND   VALLEY
Has    Particularly   Promising
Copper Mines—Surface Sowings   not   Excelled
Anywhere.
other claims have been located. The
Ajax, Leptando, Virginia, Highland,
Standard and Buttercup. About two and
one half miles to the south-east of these
another group was located last summer
and called the Albatross. Here a ledge
shows distinctly in a contact of the above
nedf<
nils
i hai
(BY
r.)
Far away fields look green to the prospector, that is undoubtedly the reason
this rich mineral bearing • district has
been so long overlooked, it being within
12 miles of the main line of the C. P. R.
Capital follows the prospector, so we see
at a glance why so few investors have
visited the district. I can bear of only
two mining engineers going into the valley. Year after year while hunting, the
Indians have gathered rich specimens of
mineral aud took them to Ashcroft,
Spence's Bridge and other points, but no
notice was taken of them. James Hosk-
ing drew my Attention to it in'96, but
not until '99 did we prospect the valley,
when the fall of that year we located the
Transvaal group, for, which the owners
refused $50,000 last year, when only two
assessments  had been recorded.   I ven-
been exposed. Thomas G. Kirkpatrick
the oldest settler in the district, located a
group of claims and bonded them to a
party named Dodd. A shaft was sunk on
one of these claims 75 feet, but the party
claimed the ledge was too small to pay
them up the bond. This was no test,
for had the ledge been drifted on either
way a sufficient bedy of ore might have
been met with to have made it a paying
proposition. The ore taken from the
bottom of this shaft ran 44 per cent, copper with some silver and gold. This
group is about two and one half miles
south-east of the Albatross. The foregoing claims are north of the valley. Mr.
Kirkpatrick and Mr. F. W. Foster of
Ashcroft, own a group south of the val-
Subscribe for the Star, c
per annum.
Chas. Da
prospector
Thompson
irfaec
ill a big field north for the
between the valley and the
river, and also on the south-
?n the valley and   the Nicola-
ish Columbii
Ashcroft
Further infon
Sper
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
RAILWAV
Daily Service to and from
5     VANCOUVER,
t-    VICTORIA,
MONTREAL,
TORONTO,      ■
ST. PAUL,
And all points East and West.
Fast   Steamer j Service   from Va
JAPAN,
AUSTRALIA,
ALASKA,
HAWAIIAN ISL.
VANCOUVER, B. C. I
Hotel
Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Prop.
Princeton's
Pioneer
Hotel.
Headquarters for
Prospectors and
Mining Men. * *
First Class Dining
Room and Bar.
Rates: l$to 2$ per Day
Similkameen Meat Market, £hrit$*fe.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Heats.
Livery, Feed Stable and Pasture.
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Similkameen.
ighout the mass.   Furthe
ranite and adjoining the
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Princeton's Leading store I
LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTED
STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE   IN THE SIMILKAMEEN DISTRICT.
Hardware, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Clothing,  Furnishings, Dry
Goods> Hats and Caps, Glassware, Crockery, &£♦, &c
We make a specialty of Supplying Prospec=
tors with everything they need in the hills.
Buy where your orders can be filled and wants promptly attended to.
A. E. HOWSE.
Lake, of* the Woods Flour Always in Stock.
&^&&^
 THE SIMILKAMEEN  STAR
SCALE OP PRICES ON LEO AL NOTICES.
£   Coal  Location   Notice;
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
DRIARD HOTEL,
NICOLA LAKE,
JOS. R. A. RICHARDS, Manager.
pii
Land Notices.
NOTICE.
Notice   of Forfeiture.
NOTICE.
MOTIVE is hereby given that sixty days arte
*g   date I intend to apply to the Chief Commits
Q. riURDOCH
Blachsmlthlng & Horseshoeing
Shop on cor. Bridge and Ang-elia
Avenue.
PRINCETON,    B. C.
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
THE BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
HEAD OFFICE—TORONTO.
PAID-UP CAPITAL,    ....      $8,200,000
BESEHVE FTJND, 2,000,000
Aggregate Resources over $65,000,000.
HON. GEO.
. E. WALKER, General Managi
COX—President.
J. H. PLUMMER, Asst.Gen. Manager
LONDON OFFICE-60 LOMBARD STREET, E. C.
The Bank has 68 Branches extending throughout Canada and elsewhere, in-
eluding the folloi
ATLIN,
Cranbrook,
% Dawson,
Fernie,
i British Columbia and the Yukon Distri
Greenwood, Nelson, Sandon,
Kamloops, New Westminster,      Vancouver,
Nanaimo, Rossland, Victoria,
White Horse.
BRANCHES IN THE UNITED STATES:
New York,   San Francisco,   Seattle,   Portland,   Sk.
Savings Bank Department. Interest at 3 per cent, per annum will be allowed from August 1st, 1901. Gold dust purchased, and everv description of
banking busir""" K&"<2**3*i
is transacted.
C. W. HALXAMORE,
Manager Kamloops Branc
At the foot of Nicola Lake.    Best Summer Resort
in the  Province.
Good Rooms,
Good   Table,
Good  Liquors*
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Penticton store
ALFW H. WM,
Post Master. Notary Public.
YOU CAN SAVE MONEY BY BUYING
Groceries, Hardware, Boots and Shoes,
Clothing, Feed and oats,
AT LOWEST PRICES FORCASH.
Agent for Okanagan Flour Hills Co.
Nothing bat the Best on hand. Estimates furnished.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, pretty [tints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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Lots for
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PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
-5fcm$2.00to$J0.
Per Front Foot.^^
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and33xlpOFt.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. &
Government Head-
quarters ror 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, iUpper Tulameen and Aspen GroveJ
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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Send for Map and Price List to «£ S> *& <& *&
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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