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 SIMILKAMB
Vol. i.   No. 16.
PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 14th, 1900.
$2.00 Per Year.
RAILROAD RUMOURS
iiPlli
Great Northern Will Build to
Republic from Wenatchee.
A Low Pass Discovered Over the
Hope Summit May Change C.P.R.
Survey. js
Archie Grant, late of the C. P. R. survey party, has just returned from a
month's prospecting tour over the Hope
mountains. He has followed the differ-
ent water courses that flow towards the
Skagit and Fraser rivers, and while engaged in searching for mineral made a
most important discovery and one which
maj^effect the whole future of railroad
11 between the coast and the
Mt Grant is an experienced
railroad surveyor, having been one of
Engineer O. Englund's staff when the
preliminary route surveys were made for
the extension of the Columbia and Western; railway. At that time t-^o passes
1 were found—via the Similkamegn and
the Tulameen rivers to Hope—but both
were discarded in favor of _the Aspen
Grove and Stance's Bridge route, which
has since been surveyed. Mr. Grant has
1 discovered a low pass, the highest point
which presents no engineering difficult
ties, either in grade or heavy rock work.
The lowest previous pass found was at an
altitude qfd. 370feet, so the importance
of saving close on 1,000 feet will be a
strong factor in turning the attention of
the C. P. R. to the Hope route.
The route to Spence's Bridge has been
found much more difficult than at first
expected, and as the summit at Aspen
Grove is about the same heightas the
pass discovered by Mr. Grant, there would
not only be a saving of close tgao miles
i of line to be built, but it would~sEorten
e to Vancouver by   over   120
The Great Northern Route.
1 y"w
J. J. Hill, president os the Great Northern Railway Co., has written to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce regarding the
construction of a railroad to Republic.
He says he is preparing t6"~T"gfhl intu
that mining camp, and that so far the
easiest route surveyed is the one from
Wenatchee. Mr. Hill has still grfi y,i*
eagle eyejan the Similkameen
the Wenatchee
double purpose of tapping both the Republic and Lower Similkameen districts,
and is on the route by which President
Hill expects to reach Vancouver and the-
northern Pacific coast.
PURELY  PERSONAL.
Messrs. Hebberton, Johnson and Anderson rode in from Hope on Tuesday
morning.
H. Hind left for a short trip to Vancouver on Tuesday, going out by the
Hope trail.
W. A. Campbell, of the   Lost   Horse
Co., is expected to arrive in Princeton by
next Saturday's stage.
"Dp.' Sutton rode in from   Nicola   Lake
yesterday.     He is   visiting   friends
Princeton and vicinity.
Wilson McKinnon. well known
Rossland and Boundary mining distri
arrived in town today from Keremeos.
Barr Hall left for Hope*ou Wednesday
evening to meet MiyUfT Waterman, who
is returning home (rom his
fornia.
t to Call
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Gibson and Mr.
and Mrs. Bolter and family arrived in
the city from Hope last Saturday, making the trip over the trail in three days.
v Professor Kemp, of Chicago, arrived in
GiwMte Creek on the mid-week stage.
He will make a thorough
the mineral in the district before
ing home.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Allison, of Wolf creek
ranch, have returned hotne from Chilli
wack, where they were visiting relatives
They rode in the Vntire distance via th<
Hope trail and report a pleasant trip.
i/lHr. B. S. Kennedy, late of the New
'Westminster Columbian, arrived on Wednesday's stage. -^He will be connected
with the Star offide, and expects to identify himself with Princeton's future   his-
Mr. T. R. Ella, representing the Mc-
Clary Manufacturing Co., of Canada, was
in the city this week persuading our merchants that a cold winter might be expected and advisuig them to lay in a
good stock of stoves.
Mr. McGee, of the Kamloops Sentinel,
called at the Star office on Thursday. He
is making a special trip  to  the  Aspen
Grove district, and expects to enlighti
tders of the Sentinel  as  to   t'
wonderful, showings of mineral  he   has
Jack Cunningham,  of Vancouver,
C, has returned to Princeton.   He ca
in via Chilliwack and   Hope, being  delayed at the former place for  a week
account of the high water on the Fraser
river destroying the road between Chilliwack and Hope
/ Mrs. W. Haegerman, who lately had
pharge of the Hotel Tulameen dining
room, has moved to the cottage opposite
the Hotel Princeton whei* she has made
arrangements to furnish private board.
Mrs. Haegerman and daughters are well
known as caterers and will keep up their
reputation in Princeton.
NEWS OF THE CAMP
A New and Important Discovery Made.
An Upper Tulameen Discovery—News
from 20-Mile—Progress on Copper Mountain.
A new discovery is reported this week
by Wm. Guttridge. He has been prospecting the upper Tulameen river and
last week located a 3-foot quartz ledge
carrying 16 inches of solid ore which
assays about $40 in copper, gold and sil
ver. The ore carries a quantity of fine
gray copper, which assays well in g<
RICH COPPER PROPERTY
P. A. Nord and Matt. Evanson a
the city from 20-Mile Creek, a few miles
north of which they have located the
"Cabal" claim. It is one of the most
portant properties yet found in the district. A strong ledge of copper pyrites
runs through the entire claim, 1
on samples taken from the surface, $33
in copper and $3 in gold and silver.
ROYALTY, MONARCHY & SOCIETY
Manager Spencer came down from the
mine yesterday and reports developmei
work progressing favorably.   A cross-ci
is being run at 65 feet to reach   the .0:
body.
COPPER MOUNTAIN.
The ore dump on the Suuse^ has a
very rich appearance. Every pound of
rock taken out of the cross-cut is high
grade copper ore, averaging from 8 to 12
per cent copper.
Werk will be started shortly on the
Virginia, Alabama and Noonday group,
owned by the Similkameen Copper Co.,
Ltd., of Rossland, B. C.
The Lost Horse is still producing a
very rich copper ore. The mine has
never looked better than it does at the
present stage of development.
President R. SEvenson, of the Lost
Horse mine, has gone to the Boundary
country to meet James Breen, the well
known smelting expert. MnjJreen—was
the originator and,designer of the Trail
and'Northport smelters, and is without
e£ccptiou—the—Best authority on the
smelting of copper ores in the west today.
He expects to visit the Similkameen section and examine the ores on Copper
In and vicinity.
Mr. H. H. Schuyler, schoolmaster at
Lower Nicola, took a holiday trip to
Princeton on Smith's stage. Jim Fleming
having taken over his old run to Kamloops, Mr. Schuyler handled the ribbons
the Princeton end.
Frightful Massacre at Peking.
The last Shanghai despatch confirms
the massacre of all the foresgn ministers,
the women, the children and the European guards at Peking after 18 days of
hopeless resistance.
Reports of atrocities committed by
Prince Tuan upon the Chinese are appalling. He had four thousand leading
Chinese butchered, it is said, for merely
daring to petition him to control the or-
gie of blood and restrain his followers.
The United States have ordered over
6,000 troops from the army posts to prepare for China. The German forces will
be rapidly mobilized and placed in the
field. Britain meanwhile will make herself strong enough to unite with Japan.
The Italian government will send sufficient troops to show the world that Italy
has determined not to abandon her place
as a defender of civilization..
The British 2nd class cruiser Arethusa,
now on the Pacific coast, has been ordered to China. She will arrive in Hong*
Kong about the ist of August.
Dr. Allen's Body Found.
Report comes from the Lower Similkameen that the body of Dr. Gesner Allen
has been found on the bank of the river |
about seven miles below the Armstrong
ranch. "TT is supposed that _Dju_Allen
committed suicide while temporarily insane. He worked at the ^Nicklg__Plate
mine on 20 mile for a few months. The
doctor was one of _Kootenay's pioneers
and was at one time assodatecHvitliJohn
Houston, M. P. P., in connection with
Nelson's first newspaper.
The Dunsmuir Cabinet.
The Dunsmuir Cabinet, made up of
the following gentlemen, have all been
returned at the by-elections in their
different constituencies, by acclamation:
Premier, Dunsmuir; Attorney-General,
Eberts; Minister of Finance, Turner;
Chief Commission, Wells; Minister of
Mines, McBride; Provincial Secretary,
Prentice.
The Spence's Bridge Steal.'*/
At the trial of the Indian arrested forir*
stealing the gold dust at Spence's Bridge,
the evidence given resulted in his acquittal and agent Webber was arrested in
his place. At the preliminary trial of
the agent, at Ashcroft. he was sent up
for trial to the fall assizes at   Kamloops.
Dance at  Granite Creek.
Mrs. James, who has lately ta&n over
the Granite creek hotel, gave a grand
supper and dance last night/to celebrate
the event. A number 1y Princetonites
attended and report a splendid jollification. Messrs. Coutenay and Prende-
grast supplied the music, which was excellent. Ample justice was done to the
splendid repast served by the hostest.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
i
K MINKR'S CaNDLASTICK.
And a man'i shut  away front the good God's
light.
From tlit blush of dawn to   the   hush   of night;
Where a child's  merry laugh, or a   bird's  iow
trill,
a light, ripp
o »lng t<
;r of cl
is horn
ing In hi* heart li:
n old love
re all twinei
A Gallant Rescue,
of Trail,  B.
for saving life. He jumped into thi
Columbia river at Trail B. C. the other
day, to save a little child who hi
into the water. The doctor w
bridge which parellels the rii
when he was attracted by the cr
i. Wa
i the
dge with  his
ily launched,
Sproat receivec
ciety's medal a
le same distinction v
1 Doctor Hoyes,
ill be confer
'*«'
Feminine Gold Diggers.
"When I was in the Olancho district
in Nicaragua," said a visitor from Washington who is largely interested in mining in Central America, "I had an oppor
tunity of seeing how the lazy natives tap
nature's till when they need some smal
change. Near our camp by the river was
a hut occupied by a typical Honduranian
family, consisting of husband and wife
grandfather and grandmother and a doz-
ssorted children.
The only one of the crowd who did
anything except rest and smoke was the
wife. At intervals of perhaps a week she
would sally out with the family tin pan
erstwhile used for cooking, and proceed
to an old placer digging on the river
bank. There she would squat, throw a
few gourds of dirt into the pan, fill it up
with water and begin the usual circular
motion of gold washing. She was very
skillful and would keep a little sheet ofj
dirty water spraying over the edge like a
miniature cataract. When the water was
exhausted, a few spoonfuls of sand woulc
be left in the bottom of the pan, and
spreading it out thin with a bit of stick
she would go over it grain by grain, looking for 'colors.'   Whenever  she saw   a
speck of gold she moistened the stick
her tongue and picked up the particle by
adhesion.
"Each bit of the precious metal was
stored away in a quill, plugged with
clay at the ends, and I have known her
to take out as much as a quarter of an
ounce in the course of a day. Usually
her limit was about $a, and when she got
that she stopped. Then the head of the
house would arise languidly and start for
nearest store, 12 miles away. Some
times he would trade the whole amount
for whisky: but, as a rule, he brought
back tobacco, salt, meal or calico. There
uindreds of native families who live
cactly that manner in Olancho."-
Woodward's
...HOTEL
LOWER NICOLA.
The shortest route by io Miles to
Princeton from Spences  Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.
The table is supplied   with  produce from our own gardens.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage.
COOK & CO.
Princeton's
Pioneer Store.
-STORES AT-
PRINCETON   and GRANITE CREEK.
16111111
We are Now
Prepared to
Tan  out  all  Kills of, JOB PRINTING
on the Shortest Notice
ATTHE Similkameen Star  Office.
Headquarters for all stage lines.
lioiel Jackson
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor.
_=P/?/JlfC£T0JV
DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL SUPERVISION.
ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS  OF  LIQUORS  AND
CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN
CONNECTION.
Patrons of the Hotel Jackson can keep posted on the mining
Development of the entire Similkameen.
Blue  Ribbon Tea
 IS THE	
Most Delicious in the Market.
When a prospector returns to camp after a long
day in the mountains, there is nothing he looks
forward to more than a cup of
d&inS&i&i
BLUE RIBBON TEA.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
nvtc K COMMENT.
James Devine, secretary of the Ross-
ind Miners' Union has resigned.
I     E. Jacobs, of Midway is collecting
specimens in that district to be forwarded
I by the provincial   mineralogist to
I Winnipeg exhibition.
' The Greenwood Miner has changed
hands. W. S. Keith hasdisposed of his
interest to J. W. .Grfer, while Mayc
Hardy retains his iitterests in the paper.
At their last meeting the Plfoenix Caj
penters Union went through the neces
sary form to affiliate with the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
of America.
McArthur is not keeping up to the
Otis record in the Philippines. He isnt
killing Aguinaldo but once a fortnight instead of once a week, as Otis did.—Boss-
burg Journal.
A Kansas girl joined the Baptist church
recently, and the people in her section
say she did it just to get a chance to show
her new bathing suit. Kansas has no
sea shore, you know.
With three Smiths in the legislature-
one each from West Lillooet, East Kootenay and Nanaimo, to say nothing ofl
Smith Curtis—there should be no lack
I advice from the Smith family at the coi
I ing session.—Phoenix Pioneer.
1 The Philippine war is over. Of course
jg we know that it is, because Otis tells us
a so. But why is it that the administrate tion declares that it cannot spare any
|fimen to go from there to China and must
Jjdepend on the marines?—Bossburg
Journal.
B A. L. White, of Montreal, financial
fcfegent of the Miner-Graves syndicate is in
Jfjthe Boundary on his annual trip. He
H&ias been looking over the Granby smelter
at Grand Forks, the City of Paris and
^Lincoln mines in Central camp, and the
Kknob Hill and Old Ironsides and other
properties in Phoenix camp.
n John Wilson weighs 105 pounds, meas-
ures 28 around the waist, wears a boy's
size coat and a number six hat, settles his debts at 8 cents on the dollar, and
Ktravels on passes exclusively. He is the
^Republican party in the state of Washington, and at all that, is much larger
■than his party.—Dayton Constitution.
■ The Minneapolis Times published a
■special from New York, obtained from
an authorative source,*Sfeyj-fg that Jas. J.
jfeill had finally secured^ontrol of the
Alorthern Pacific. Sir William Van
Home of the Canadian Pacific has given
Particulars of the Hill coup to a business friend in Montreal, who repeated
I the story. ,
W.J. Hill, who was fatally injured by
a blast in a mine near Okanogan Falls,
I which killed his partner, Walter Raynor,
of Phoenix, died after lingering 12 days.
Raynor's mother, who lives at 975 Bloon
Bt. West, Toronto, was notified of her
son's untimely taking off, and was com-
• pletely prostrated.   It is understood that
Raynor had $2,000
H The Similkameen is having a great
boom and prospectors are rushing in in
;$arge numbers. Vast dykes of copper
(land gold-bearing ores are hardly equaled
(anywhere, and only in the Boundary are
there found pyritic ore bodies greater
.than those of the Similkameen.—Seattle
RP. I. To all appearances the ore bodies
Jeven greater than those of the Boundary.
"p-to-Date
Merchandise
In Quantity and Quality to Suit the Purchaser.
If you are intending to furnish your house it will pay you to see our line of New
CARPETS and HOUSE FURNISHINGS. I S j* Or probably you are moving
ahead with the town and need a new coat of paint on your house. If so try our
SHERWIN WILLIAM'S CO., Paints and Oils. There are none better.
Whether it be for Farmer, Miner, Prospector, Hotel Keeper, Contractor or Mechanic, we are able to furnish them with their particular line of supplies in quan-
ties large or small.
A. E. HOWSE,
prinoeton and nioola.    General Merchantm
"Some people on the coast think the
Lardo country is the same as the Lar-
deau." So says the Kootenain. The
fault is not with the coast people but with
the fatuous sort of nomenclature which
the up-country people so strangely favor.
—News-Advertiser. We wonder if that
is what caused the News-Advertiser to
think Rossland was a copper camp.
There is one person in Fort Steele who
does not hesitate to say that he does
wish a railroad to come into town; that
he would rather have it 100 miles away.
There are some men who view with alarm
the approach of a railway. They are
men who cannot succeed in business
with the sharp competition which a railway always brings.—Fort Steele Prospector.
The Vernon News, which is said to be
owned by Price Ellison, member of the
legislative assembly for the East riding
of Yale district, and the Kamloops Standard, which is a supporter of F. J. Fulton,
the member-elect for the North riding of
Yale, do not like the make-up of the
Dunsmuir government. Well, every one
of the members-elect could not be given
a portfolio, and the three members from
the great district of Yale like the four
members from the great district of West
Kootenay must have patience. Seven
members, if they vote as a unite, can get
pretty near what they want—except cabinet positions for all seven.
Must   Brighten   Life.
Bobcaygeon Independent.
Methodist prohibition of dancing,  theaters, circuses and card playing will  endure but a short time longer.    The truth
is that the churches must seek to increase
the comforts, pleasures and happiness of
the people, not to diminish them.    Two-
thirds of the American people refuse to
become members of churches—therefore
>e should induce the churches
adapt themselves to the new condi-
ns, and instead of restricting the enjoyments of the people seek
Scab and Miser.
Toronto Star.
The case against John Chinaman is
fairly well known—a scab, a miser, reaps
what he has not sown and spends the
harvest in the Flowery Kingdom. He
has no use for us but to take our money.
He will not leave even his bones to fer
tilize our soil, but must be buried in
land of Confucius if death overtakes him
before he has made his pile in Canada.
He is a demon to work, and he works
cheaply. In these basic facts Rudyard
Kipling recognized a grave problem for
white people.   The problem is with
Stage Line
FAIRVIEW
 AND	
KEREflEOS
W. Hine & Co., are now running a
Tri-weekly stage from Fairview to
Keremeos, connecting with the
Greenwood and Camp McKinney
stage at the Sandhills.
Camp McKinney to
Keremeos in one day
Stages Leave Fairview Monday
Wednesday and Friday, returning
from Keremeos Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday.
Connecting with the Princeton
Express and Pack Train.
Special Stage
A Special Stage will leave
Spences Bridge for Princeton and way points every
Monday morning at 6 a. m.
. arriving at Princeton Wednesday at noon.
Returning: leaves Princeton Friday morning at 6
a. m., arriving at Spences
Bridge on Sunday.
JAS. SMITH, Propr
CLAIMS STAGE
UNE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloops
every Friday at 6 a. m.
PRINETON ROUTE.
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 7 a. m.
Carry flail and   Express.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
"Imperial
Limited"
DAILY TOURIST CARS
5T. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
 TO	
TORONTO
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
West Bound East bound
5:51 IMPERIAL LIMITED 20:16
10:45 KAMLOOPS   LOCAL 17:45
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. COYLE, W. MAXWELL,
VANCOUVER, B.C. Spences Bridge.
m
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THE SllWILlfAMEEN STAR.
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PRINCETON,   B. O.
THE PRINCETON   PUBLISHING €0,
J. ANDERSON,       -       -       Manac
obtained it will be impossible to
further develop the mineral wealth
of the richest district in the ent re
province of British Columbia
/THE HOPE ROAD.
ances of getting early rail-
communication from the. coast
to the Similkameen seem rather
slim at the present time.    But there
Princeton in half the  time it takes
at present, a road which would en-
get freight;!
n at half the
es.    A road
which will
i richest por
ion of this gr
1 belt and w
hich will do
portic
Chil
impassable for the want of a little
care and work. Numerous instances have occured of parlies coming to Hope, thinking they could
reach the interior with wagons from
that point, but finding no outlet had
to return or pay the high freight
rates charged by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The building of a road from Hope
to Princeton and the completion of
the road between Princeton and
Keremeos will give the province a
much needed highway from the
coast to the Boundary "and Kootenay countries. It is impossible to
develop the resources of a country
by railroads alone and as soon as
the government oftBritrsh Columbia
realize the fact and give the different sections of the province adequate
wagon roads, trails and bridges,
the increased revenue from all
sources will amply justify the necessary expenditures. We cannot
impress upon the government of
British Columbia too strongly the
situation in the Similkameen section. \ Mining development has
reached the stage that unless better
facilities are afforded, whereby
easier  and quicker  access  can  be
OUR NEW GOVERNOR.
A number of the Pacific coast1
papers are endeavoring to point out
that the appointment of Sir Henri
Joly as Lieut.-Governor of British
'Columbia is a most popular one.
This is not so. The majority ot
the people in British Columbia
simply accept the appointment as a"
relief from  the  strained   situation,
ch Dr. Mclnnes had managed
to introduce in British Columbia
politics. There is no doubt that
Sir Henri is One of the most respected men in Canada. He is a
gentleman of the old school, polish- i
ed, courteous and unassuming, and
will do more to bring about a better feeling among the different po-
I litical factions in the province than
"any local choice that Sir Wilfrid
Laurier might have made.
His reception in Vancouver, however, proves at once that there at
least he was not cordially received
as the representative of Her Majesty. About 300 people collected
on the C. P. R. platform to witness
his arrival. A guard of honor a
military band and a few of the civic
officials met him as he stepped from
the car. But not a cheer was raised,
the crowd simply sized him up in
that curious, cold-blooded fashion
that Vancouver people have of celebrating any event, even that day of
days in Canada; the ist of July.
It is a far cry from Quebec to
Vancouver, the difference in social
and business life is very marked between the oldest and the youngest
province in the Dominion. There
is no comparison between the eastern and western phase of e$jsteru:e,
and Sir Hehri has his work cut out
to accustom himself to the different
conditions in a growing, struggling
province, compared with the settled
life of old Quebec. He can, however, make himself a most popular
official by attending to the social
duties of his office, which have of
late years been sadly neglected,
leaving the affairs of the province
to his ministers and refusing to connect IjjpMeif with the horde of office
seekers who infest British Columbia
at the present time.
The position of Lieut.-Governor
is not a hard one to fill as long as
the occupant refuses to take sides
on political issues and contents himself with maintaining the dignity
of his position as the representative
of the crown. The dignity will
certainly be upheld by such a distinguished gentleman as Sir Henri
Joly de Lotbiniere.
pfcThe natural route  from the   Pa-1
I cific coast   to Princeton   and   the
Similkameen is via Hope, just as Mining
the natural route from the  Boundary and Kootenay districts   is   via j,g,
Keremeos, yet we find both  routes 	
blocked   by   uncompleted    wagon w> | WATERnAN, M. E.
roads.      1
EDITORIAL COMMENT
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C.
If the new government are honest in their ante-election promises
to open up the province bj' the construction of roads, trails and bridges,
the long suffering Similkameen section will .at once benefit by the
carrying out of that policy.    There
no district in the province in
such pressing need of public works
the entire Similkameen country.
Twenty-six persons, including
three ladies, rode over the trail between Prince$|>rl and Hope during
the past two weeks.
When anyone makes the statement that it will be impossible to
keep the Hope road open during
winter months, they are simply
I displaying their ignorance. What
with the increased freight and passenger travel that will be the natural result of the construction of
the road, and the increased number
of settlers who have made their
home in and around Princeton during the present year who will require supplies, there will be enough
travel to make the road passable at
any time during the winter season.
-. a. s. m. a, i, n. b., Btc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C.
PRINCETON
A LETTER TO THE LEDGE.
Deah Ledge Man—Heah in Rossland I heah that theah common
people say, aw, that I said theah
othah day, "Fawncy, the deah gov-
ernaw, defeated by a mob of hoodlums and muchahs." Now, my
deah Ledge man, the truth of the
matter is, I nevah uttahed those
words, even in a gest, you know,
and as youah wondah ful papah is
looked upon so highly [$2 high a
year—Ed. Ledge] by all clawses, I
trust that you will publish this let-
tah. It is true that our deah Chaw-
ley was bowled out at the bolls on
the 9th of June, but not altogethah
by the muckahs. Those poor fellahs, doncher know, are not responsible. They do not want capital in the camp. They only want
work and a union cawd. It was
those othah fellahs who downed our
deah natty Chawlcy, the hero of a
hundred or moah champagne washouts. Those fellahs in fine linen
who could.not swallow Chawley be-
se he was a Tory and would not
sell their wild-cats on the London
market. The deah governaw still
wears a flowah, the muckah still
mucks, but Rossland will be in luck
if it is not torn to tattahs some day
by the agitators on eithah side of
the  fence,  doncher   know.    I will
r. roll up my white panties and
play tennis. Yours in long
glawses.—Algernon de Justout.
ASSAY OFFICE.
 C.B.HARRIS.
Assayer
and
Chemist*
Accurate results Guaranteed. Reports will be returned on stage bringing samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Properties  in   the
Slmiihameen District.
Properties   Carefully  Sampled  and  Assayed.
R.H.PARKINSON
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR,
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
Surveys on the Similkameen Promptly
Attended to.
H. A. WHILLANS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN
and
SURGEON.
Princeton, B.C
...JAMES HISLOP....
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER.
PROVINCIAL I.AND S
...Princeton, B. C-
*M
 THE SIMILKAMEBN STAR.
FROM THE RECORDS.
**  mining l0cati0n5.
Aspbn Grove—
,    Vulcan—Frank Mansfield.   \ ,
Maggie Allen—J. P. Allen.
Last Chance—A. B. Roberts.
Lucky Jim—J. H. McAuley.
Espanola—Wm. E. Cropp.
Exchange—J. P. Allen.
Boulder Creek—
Ranier—J. E. Coleman.
Queen—H. Allen.
Little Bobs—E. Todd.
Cl&rwater—FTWrfeharpe.
Alice M—D. D. Munro.
Glad Hand—J. W. Dryden.
Damascus—Wm. Sullivan.
Eagi.b Creek—
. Caledonia—Chas. Engberg.
Copper Mountain—
Greenwood—George Larson, et a
Great Western—T. C. Hartman.
Jennie Fraction—D. it. French, '
LiKle Pine—Wm. Bendick.
Mountain View—John Speck.
Iron Mountain—
Village Bell—W. J. Percy.
Lone Pine—Wm. Howarth.
Wellington—Wm. Sullivan.
Roche River—
Ambler—S. Spencer.
Slate Creek—
Pretoria—Speck and Connelly.
Tulameen—Dan Coutney.
Three Aces—D. M. French.
Stemwinder—F. W. Sharpe.
Copper Age—ATE. Norden.
Amelia—D. E. Shook.
Maggie Fraction—D. Coutney.
Seeman—D. Coutney.
TRANSFERS.
Yankee, i-sjirferestr J. fi.'Hinshaw
R. Hunter.
Big Dutchman,
J. R. Hunt
Canadian, 1-5 i
to J. R. Hu
Hunter.
Globe Trotter
to John Speck.
Royalty, Monarchy
Schlizzi.
terest, J. E. Bate to
:, R. J.  Armstrong
S. J. Bate to J.  R.
;, J. A. Connelly
ty.^inter-
• The offices, dining room and bar of
the Hotel Jackson have been decorated
in a most artistic manner by Messrs. Jack
and Jack, painters, decorators and artists.
J. H. Jackson, the proprietor of the hos^
tlery deserves great credit for the enterprise he has shown in fitting up his establishment in a style that few up
hotels can equal.
is 18th day of May, A. D. i
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements.
and a
s agent for 1
B McAr
thur, Free
Certificate.
.G. McMyi
Minet
s   Ce
tificate.
Deck
, Pre
lertiflcat
Wkm
r for a Ce
tese of c
tificate of i
H
ofth
HEB.T/!
be com
lenced be
issuai
ceof
such Cer
iflcate of
Improveme
lated April 17th, 1900.
G. L ALLAN
^&!f£& "•'■• WHOLESALE ■':',!
DEALERS IN
BOOTS
AND
SHOES
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
Take a lesson from the
SANDON FIRE
PHOENIX INSURANCE CO.,
.....of BROOKLYN, N. Y.
ASSETS $5,678,149.18
J. ANDERSON, Agent, Princeton, B.C.
S. A. HAjgTMAf^
ROSSLAND, B.C.
MINING AND MINES
PROMOTER OF STOCK COMPANIES.
We have first class conftetftibns and c&friSid the necessai1^ 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,
OFFiCEV:^3i^L^M'B5fi"AvE. S. A. HARTMAN.
Princeton Feed SlaMes
BUDD & CO., Proprietors.
Cayuses or High Priced Race
Horses Equally Well Cared for.
m
THE MOST COMMODIOUS HORSE
Opposite Hotel Jackson. HOTEL IN THE SIMILKAMEEN ^.J>
Prospector's Supply Store
c. E. THOHAS.
A new line of Gent's Furnishings
Just Received.     See Our Specialties in Shirts.
BRIDGE ST.
Princeton, B.C.
LOOK OUT!
- For -
Sliiliieen
City
••"
SIMILKAMEEN |  j
BUTCHERING QO.\
WHOLESALE and RETAIL v|
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley Ji
,   Cm Summers, M
IffJR^ETON'B^NCH. rianagl^J/J
jfijif^
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
DON'T GO TO SOUTH AFRICA
The Similkameen Country Offers Better Inducements.
To those who intend going to South
Africa, either to prospect or settle in the
country, Julian Ralph gives some good
advice in the*" London Daily Mail. He
says:
"I fear that most of those men will regret ever having asked even  the  barest
living in South  Africa.   Although   the
most popular sayings  about that   unattractive region are such as to  deter  immigration, the idea that fortunes are  to
\    be ui'de there by men without   capital
! -■'■^eifhetas firmly rooted in many minds.
j;lyjuiy man thinks
' TO FIND NEW GOLD
or diamond mines he may as well know
that the chances of that are precisely
equal to his chances of having at his disposal the time, money and knowledge
i which the great mining corporations
I have utilized in studying the entire coun-
I try, and in taking liens or paying yearly
I premiums for the first right 10 work such
f soils when they need or desire to do so.
«-.., "The nearest thing to a gold mine
I that remains open to new comers in the
I great part of those new colonies is the
[ ostrich, at least so I was informed by a
I great many shrewd and successful men
j who live in Natal, the Orange River Col-
I ony and the Transvaal. But breeding
L ostriches requires' money for the land
I and the birds to start with, and one must
I know or learn the methods from which a
J profit is to be had in that industry. You
1 cannot raise ostriches as you take a snap
1 shot photograph, by pressing a button,
1 and letting nature do the rest.
A "In the army I found so many young
1 men, especially Australians, and fewer
' W Canadians, who talked of remaining in
Africa, that I made it my business while
>-'■ Bloemfontein, to ask the leading men
for their knowledge and opinions as to
the inducements the country offers to
immigration. -It may have merely happened so, but I
DID NOT MEET A MAN
M who favored the coming of a large num-
i| ber of new settlers. All who were of
■ British blood wished for more men of
| their own race there, in numbers suffi-
to  outvote the   Dutch, but  they
ing.
tpr<
ethe
i liv-
as when Mr. Bryce wrote
ifrica is 'a vast solitude
i of population,'and that
s scanty means of sustain-
few openings for industry
unaided by capital."
this
ing lift
It is said that one of the officers' tents
in the Duke of Cambridge's troop on
service in South Africa represented an
aggregate income of ^89,000 a year.
They were  all   taken   prisoner  by the
. Boers, who probably had no adequate
idea of the intrinsic value of their prize.
A man's patriotism must be of a very
robust quality to compel him to give up
the comforts and luxuries of great
wealth, and proceed to the ends  of the
e'earth to fight for the honor of his country.
•.Robert's forces continue to gather  i
i, big and little, from the enemy. W
t seen any reliable estimate of
of weapons   of large
e taken, but there  are twelve for-
ble guns at Capetown captured from
nyige River   Colony forces  alone.
^uld   only gather  up  Kruger's
\ now we might safely consider
/African   war a   thing  of the
GRAND PACIFIC
••..HOTEL ••••
KAM100PS, B. C.
The nearest hotel to. the Railway Station. Headquarters for
all people coming from Nicola
and the Similkameen.
Good Rooms. Good Table
Good Liquors, Good Sta-
jp bling: in Connection, j*
P. A. BARNIMRT, Prep.
Granite
creek
Hotel
MRS. JAMES, Propr.
' The nearest point to the
richest Silver^Lead mines
in B. C, '.Summit City."
There is more gold in Granite Creek
than has }'et been taken out.
French & Day
TINSMITHS
PLUJTBERS
QUNSHITHS
^PUMP DRIVING DONE-.
Our Camp  Stove is the Boss foi
Prospectors.
Repair work of Every Descrip'
-j
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
'"phey are the Purest
j^ certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo. L Tucked & Son Co.
.HAMILTON, ONT.
PRINCETON LUflBER,
SHINGLE and PLANING MILLS
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
Hill and Office
Bridge Street,
PRINCETON. B. C.
ON YOUR WAY TO
PRINCETON
You will Find a Comfortable Resting Place at the
15 Mile House
'BRADSHAWS'
Well Stocked Bar and Excellent Dining Room,
HEADQUARTERS FOR 20 MILE
CREEK MINING CAMP.
*&*&
Stable in Connection
Hotel Princeton
JAMES  WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
*£ *£ HOTEL *£ *£
The Resort
For Prospectors and Mining Men.
First Class Dining Room and Bar.
No trouble to talk to guests. The Boer
War and Fighting Joe's campaign discussed every evening.
Come and hear the Phonograph,
AND SEE THE IRISHMAN.
Seeds and Drugs
WM
FRESH, NEW AND GOOD.
The   Largest Garden Seed Dealers in the
PROVINCE.
Send for
Catalogue.
The Nelson Drug and Feed Co.
 ioo Cordova St., VANCOUVER,
 t
■ Nicola lake on Saturday last.
I     Mr. and Mrs. Blair and family, of
■ couver, are visiting friends in Nicoli
B   trict during the summer vacation.
!       Mrs. John Clapperton left for Vic
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
NICOLA NEWS.
ime his ministerial duties.
Jim   Fleming   has   taken   charge
lark's stage ru
ridge and Kai
properties on a much larger scale. It is
rumored that an effort is being made to
consolidate the King Solomon and Midnight claims with those owned by the
Broomhead syndicate.
AN  ADVENTURE.
Three smart young men and   three
girls
All lovers true as steel-
Decided, in a friendly way,
To spend the day a-wheel.
They started out in the early morn,
And nothing seemed amiss ;
And when they reached the leafy la
*
They
thii
; direction. The ore carrie:
:s in copper and gold and thi
ms he has a good sized ledg<
partnership
s   on Wed-
ung couple
ishe
: long
wperc
voyage on life'
The Aberdeen Group on Ten Mile
Creek have closed down temporarily,
pending arrangements   for working   the
New General
mmmStOre
We carry a well assorted stock of Clothing,
Gents' Furnishings, Blankets, Boots and
Shoes, Stationery, Tinware, etc*
We sell none but the Purest and Best
Groceries
TRY OUR "HONDI CEYLON" AND RAM LAL'S INDIAN TEA.
Just Received
Another consignment of Boots and Shoes, shirts
and Underwear.   Call and see them.
Down dashed the rain ;   they h
flew,
Till one unlucky Miss
Slipped sideways^Crash !   Great Scot!
Wereallmixeduplikethis!
Bennet's Patent Fuse, the best in the
world can be purchased at the  Howse
For reliable information in regard to
the Similkameen country subscribe for
the Star.
\ Bridge St.
Rennie & Bell
Princeton   Meat   Market
WARDLE & THOMAS
Orders   for   Mining   Camps   promptly   attended   to
and delivered.
The Sunset Copper lining Co., m
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
fline. It is an investment! No Speculation ! Ore
enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.   BUY TODAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shaes Will Make You Rich.
R. A. BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
PRINCETON or Grand rortts.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
doit
The Si:
Totlj
Africa,
gretev
\ tractiy
V migfM
\   ben\>
or diaj
thutti
equal'
wliicl
try.al
soils!
mm
greaj
she]
U
AGRICULTURAL NOTES j
Cultivation.
There should be foSiijsJJIiiine between
the cutting of the early grass and the
later fields to run the cultivator, horse
hoe or weeder through between the ro\
of growing crops, not only because it
of great assistance in keeping down the
weeds, but that the surface of the ground
may be kept light and loose. There is
no mulch better than that of fine, dry
earth upon the surface, as it absorbs the
dews and light rains, while it keeps the
soil below from drying up. An exchange
thinks it pays to even stop haying in a
spell of the best haying weather to spend
a day or so at this work, as in such weath
er the weeds die quickly.
The Hen Pays Best.
cumstances is the reason they are neglei
ed so much, but the better they are trei
ed the better the returns you will recei
from them. But the difficult part of t
tiling is to make average farmers belie
Hunters'
Saw and Planing
ILL
A full stock.,
Bykee
intfy
f'tH'e
Western Cattle.
c Mail and
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
rhe plum orchard is always benefited
;thef
risthe
nofit
Quality is what the buyers usually prefer, but appearance is what they buy.
Too rich soil, too high cultui
abundant moisture give crops of stn
wood or leaves rather than of fruit
Make it a rule to kill every white butterfly seen in the cabbage patch. They
are the parents of the cabbage worm.
Give plants plenty of room. It is poor
economy to attempt to grow two plants
on the space that should be occupied by
When new stools of the black raspberry have attained the height of 20
inches or two feet, the terminal bud
should be pinched off. This causes laterals to be thrown out.
I    W&nt Promptly Bxecut
YOUr We can save you
Watch money£EP&
Repairing*
A full line of Watches   and   tli
W. J. KERR,
:_ Kamloops, B. C.
I M.P.Gordon,
i
2 FURNITURE, CARPETS, OILCLOTHS, WIN-
3 DOW SHADES,  CURTAINS, CAMP BEDS,
J CORNICE POLES, PICTURE FRAMING..^
«"
ESTIMATES FOR HOTEL, OFFICE
AND ALL OTHER FURNITURE
FURNISHED   ON   APPLICATION.
I Kamloops, B.C.
HShopg
HUGH COWAN, Prop.
lfI,ES IN HATRCUTT]
Opposite Post Office.      Princeton, B. C
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros
pectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
JOB RICHARDS,
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
Wa'gn Repairing- a Specialty.
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. flurdoch
Riveted Steel Pipe.
1 of Steel Water Pipe E
ARMSTRONG & MORRISON,
, Ore Cars, Ore Buckets;
bic Mining Machine
ws, Boilers, Engine
OFFICE AND WORKS, FOOT OF
VANCOUVER, B. C.
G. W. Aldous,
The...
Hold
Tiiieei
PROPRIETOR.
Is Now Open to the
Public.
DEBARRO
TH YNNE       ^ A
PROPRIETORS.
Otter Flat Hotel
THE FINEST BRANDS OF WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
FISHING AND HUNTING RESORT. B0-Ts K*^
boats kept FINE BOATING ON OTTER LAKE.       7
Nearest Stopping Place and Supply Point for Boulder Creek, Kelly Creek, Slate
Creek, and Summit Mining Camps Mining Men and Prospectors can outfit at
with hotel.
m
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
J As Others See Va.
AKJoutside world is gradually being
posted <>n the immense mineral resources
of the Similkameen—a mineral country
over jfco miles in length, by 50 miles in
width, containing at least a dozen important centres which' wul In time become important cities, when transportation facilities are obtained. The Vernon
News has a little to say about it in a late
"The most sceptical listener could
hardly fail to be convinced of the richness of the mineral belt in the Similkameen, around Olalla, if he had an opportunity of hearing Mr. C. S. Morris, who
is in town at present, hold forth on this
subject. Mr. Morris is prepared to back
his assertions that there is not such a
promising section on the American continent, by the exhibition 'of samples of
ore from the Flagstaff, Bullion and Opulence claims, which he has with him.
The ore bodies are of unlimited extent,
running high in copper values, and Olalla
seeins'destined to be a name to conjure
with in the near future. Further up the
valley, the Rogers company are operating their Nickle Plate property, and it is
perhaps a fact not generally known that
thi*.
thai pr<
in the world,
Stafidard|Oil
reaches the Similkameen
will likely become the n
ing'region in America.
I TOWN TOPICS.
Use Blue Ribbon Baking Powder in
camp and on the trail.
If you want a good mixed drink go to
the Hotel Jackson.
A new supply of Jessop steel has arrived at thwHowse store.
For the best Paint, Oils and Leads in
the market go to the Howse store.
For Sale—One ton of fine potatoes
for $20.00.   Apply to the Star Office.
20 Mile  Creek.     Two % interests
Apply, Cook & Co., Princeton.
Blue Ribbon Baking Powder is made
in Canada by Canadians.
to A. E
The finest and best fitted Bar in the
Similkameen is at the Hotel Princeton.
A. E. Howse can supply you with the
very latest in shirts and gent's furnish
ngs.
For Sale—About three tons of Finest
Oat Hay for $22.50 per ton.    Apply
W   D. McKay, Granite Creek
Bennet's Patent Fuse, the best in the
world can be purchased at the  Howse
For reliable information in regard to
the Similkameen country subscribe for
the Star.
Chicken dinner at the Hotel Jackson
' tonight. The new house keeper will personally superintend the service on this
occasion.
JOHN LOVE & CO.
1 DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
FAIRVIEW and CAMP McKINNEY.
Presriptions ^tCarefully^ Compounded.
HOTEL
KEREMEOS..
JONH NEIL,
Proprietor.
Stables in Connection.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley, j*
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service. First-Class.
Wo Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors.
WM. BEAVIS,
—GENERAL BLACKSMITH.
Expert Horse-shoer.     Wagons and Agricultural Implements Carefully Repaired.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Opposite Keremeos Hotel.
Prospectors
....STOPil
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 IM STOCK.
Palace Livery
.* STABLES J
*****A*»**^»**WMS**^*,»^V
KEREMEOS, B. C.
D.J.INNIS,Prop.
(Travellers from the Boundary
District can secure horses
through to Princeton.
I Run in Connection with Keremeos Hotel
KEREMEOS
The Centre of the Lower
Similkameen Valley, 45 miles
from Princeton. A Mining
and Agricultural Centre. <& <&
LOTS NOW ON...
...THE MARKET
BUSINESS STREETS.
THIRD AVE., 100 Feet Wide, Lots 30x120.
CORNER LOTS   $150; Inside   Lots $100.
OTHER STREETS.
CORNER LOTS $100.00.    INSIDE $7500.
TERMS:
Terms: One-Third Cash; Balance Three and Six
Months Time.
For Further Information Apply to
R. H. PARKINSON, Fairview,
jtjt^jjtE. BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos.
BEALEY INVESTMENT & TRUST CO.
LIMITED.
General Agents   QreeUWOOd,   B.   C.
Local Agentss
The Princeton Real Estate,
Mining and Assaying Office.
.KEREMEOS.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
THE VERMILION FORKS MINING
AND DEVELOPMENT OO., M
# OWNERS OF .*
The TOWNSITE olfM '
PRINCETON
•..Lots for Sale...
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil)^
meen and Tulameen Rivers*    The business  centre  fof the
Im^wing  mining camps:--    Copper Mt, Kennedy Mi, Friday, Boulder, Granite and 20 Mile Creeks, Summit,
Roche River, Hfper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from.
splendid Climate
pure waier
Government I Headquarters for
3   Similkarkijeen District.   3
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS FROM
$2.00 TO  $10.00  PER FRONT FOOT.
SIZE OF LOTS 50x100 FEET AND 33=100 FEET.
Send for map to m'\
II . w. j. wWterman,
Resident Manager V. F. M. & D. Co.

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