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 THE S1MILHAMEEIN STAR.
Devoted to the Interests of Princeton and the Similkameen Country.
PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1900.
$2.00 Per Year
PRINCESS MAY SOLD
the past two week
branch of One-Mill
oughly prospected
finds recorded.
Interesting Mining Review for i
the Week.
Rich Ore From the Jubilee and Bow
Bell—New Stiike on the Lost Horse
—Several Deals Pending.
May claim to M. J. O^ock, of London,
Eng., for the respectable sum of $35,000.
The Princess May is one of the banner
properties on Copper mountain. Mr.
Powell has shown great enterprise in developing his property and thoroughly deserves his good fortune. Last year_Ex-
^_McIntosh had the claim under
fell through
>t   solid   copper
Mamettc   lake
jvn of the ore are
i said to be quite
lapse,
that the
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s thebi
ody
! prope!
of ope:
and surface stripping, proving the wi
and extent of the ledge. Mr. Powell
ceives $5,500 cash, the balance of
purchase price being made in paymt
extending over a year.
Mr. Lock intends forming a syndi.
in England to work the pioperty, an
is possible that active operations wil
commenced this fall.
ecendy discovered by
', gives a total value
gold. The ledge is
feet   wide,   the   ore
busing
An assay from tl
Whipsaw. creek 1
the Guttridge part'
of $217 per ton in'
said to be nearly 5
being a rich white
R. Stevenson is jubilant over a recent
assay of ore from the Jubilee claim, on
Copper mountain. The returns show a
value of $104 in copper and gold. The
property is located about two tnilas south
of'the "Sunset." A deal is now pending
for the property, with prominent British
Columbia capitalists.
Messrs. Burr and J<
deepening the shaft on the Sunrise,
sample of the ore taken from the bottom
of the shaft proves the value of the property. The copper values are distributed
evenly through the rock, giving equal
value to the ore which is improving
rapidly with depth. It is the intention
of the owners to thoroughly test the mine
by sinking the present shaft to a depth
of 100 or 150 feet.
The Sunrise is one of the pioneer locations on Copper mountain as well as one
of the most promising. It adjoins the
famous Sunset mine, the ore being of
much the same character, with the exception that the Sunrise ore is of finer
grain. Average assay values run about
six; per cent, copper and $4 to $6 in gold
A number of new locations have been
made in the Aspen Grove district during
Sale of Lamont's Ranch.
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Angus Lamont, one of the pioneer
ranchers of the Similkameen, has sold
his ranch to Mr. J. C. Lock, of London,
Eng., for $10,000. Mr. Lamont's raricl]
is beautifully situated on the bank oi
the Similkameen river, about eight miles
south of Princeton. It comprises a total
acreage of some 400 acres, half of it being
very fine bottom land. The property
will be very valuable for a smelter site
lying as it does between Copper and
Kennedy mountain.
Specimens Wanted.
or of the Hotel
Cabinet built for specimens of ore from the different mining
districts. He will be glad to display
specimens from any good properties, and
owners ere requested to bring or send
same to him.
Death Dealing Heat.
August 1
ith i
11 the
Philadelphia,
Pittsburg, Chicago and Milwaukee all
report a number of deaths and prostrations from the terrific heat. The thermometer registered 102 in New York,
while humidity was over 57 per cent. At
the weather bureau in Washington, D.C.,
the official thermometer registered 101.
King Victor Emmannel III.
King Tictor of Italy took the formal
-constitutional oath on August nth. The
ceremony was a most imposing one, the
young sovereign being received everywhere with the greatest enthusiasm. The
burial of the remains of the late King
Humbert took place on Sunday, the in-
being strictly private.
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A public subscription fund has
been raised to provideyPrinceton
with a temporary school. School
will be opened or about Sept. 10th.
Parents who have childre n who
will attend are requested to send
particulars as to age and class to
Sec. Princeton school, care of
Star.
$22,500.00
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For Princeton.
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before they are passed.   The amounts effecting Princeton are as follows:
Princeton-Keremeos road (West Yale portion)  $10,000
Government offices and lock-up      5,000
Survey of Hope road       1,500
School house -.       1,000
Two small bridges across One-Mile creek  500
New bridge across Tulameen  river	
(asked for by Government engineer)      4,500
Total  $22,500
Mr, R. H. Parkinson, P. L.  S., of of Princeton, and Fairview, has
Department, instructing
:ompl<
xm-Kei
PURELY  PERSONAL.
Mr. C. Barber left for the Pacific coast,
via the Hope trail, on Wednesday.
Mr. J. Moran, well known in the Slo-
can country, is registered at the Hotel
Jackson. He is on a mining trip through
the Similkameen.
Mr. A. F. McDonald returned from
Grand Forks on   Tuesday.   He   reports
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lock left for the Pacific coast and Londprf^Eng., on Sunday's stage. Theyv€xpect to return to
Princeton early WNovember.
Manuel Barcello, one of the pioneer
cattle men of Keremeos, passed through
Princeton on his way to Hope early this
week. He was accompanied by his wife
and family.
Mr. C. F. Warner, of Yale, B. C, made
a trip through the Similkameen via the
Hope trail this week. He is greatly
pleased with the country and will return
early next month.
J. B. Silverthorne, of Lytton, returned
to Princeton on Sunday. He left for
Summit Camp the same day, where he
will make a thorough examination of the
silver-lead properties now under development.
D. D. McPhail, of Greenwood, and Mr.
Bushill, of London, Eng., are registered
at the Hotel Jackson. Mr. McPhail is
showing Mr. Bushill the wonderful mineral showings that the Similkameen]
country possesses. Mr. Bushill will
probably invest before returning   home.
Mr. W.J. Waterman returned from Victoria on Thursday, coming in on Smith's
stage. He reports very favorably on the |
result of the Princeton delegation to secure appropriations for the town and district, and says that as soon as the sums
asked for pass, the House work will be
started.
Mr. R. G. Mounce, who has spent the
past year prospecting in   the vicinity of
Arrow lake, arrived in town last night by
way of Keremeos, and left this morning
for his home in New Westminster, via
the Hope trail. Mr. Mounce expressed
himself as greatly pleased with the country in this vicinity.
Mr. R. Stevenson came in from Summit camp this week, bringing with him
several magnificent specimens of galena
ore. A number of men are working
their properties and the work done is
proving the claims to be fully as rich as
the surface showings indicated. Mr.
Stevenson owns one of the best claims in
the camp and intends thoroughly developing it this fall.
The Chinese War.
The situation at Peking is still desperate. U. S. Minister Conger telegraphs
that the legations are under siege. The
total losses of the legations are over 60
killed and 100 wounded. A report has
reached London from Shanghai that the
Imperial artillery has been again turned
on the legations. The enemy are attacking in force and it is feared the Europeans will not be able to hold out much
longer. The allied forces are steadily
fighting their way to Peking and it is
hoped may reach there in time to save
the united legations.
Plot to Capture "Bobs."
Lord Roberts has wired to the war
office as follows : "A plot to carry me
off has been discovered. It was clumsily
conceived. The ringleaders and all concerned are now under arrest." The
British press are united in demanding
that the Boer prisoners at Pretoria should
be kept under rigorous guard.
The plot to capture and kill Lord Roberts has been hatched by a number of
prisoners in parole.
A late telegram from Pretoria gives
particulars of a number of small engagements in which the forces under Generals
Buller, Rundle, Hunter and Kitchener
took part. A number of prisoners and a
quantity of ammunition were captured.
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THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
REMARKS ON SAMPLING.
The prospector who has to sample his
own claim and wishes to know the truth,
naturally asks how he is to do it, and the
following remarks arc for bis benefit, not
difference betwgeo the lump, and fine
ore, and, consequently, a due regard
must be had to gettingjjie proper, proportion of each.
Hand-picked samples are never reliable, and should always be avoided.
'As an instance of this: The manager of
brought into
the government laboratory for close and
accurate check on the smelter, a large
sample of a shipment of ore. The writer
found he had taken "a few lumps out of
each sack at random," and advised him
to go back, dump every tenth sack, and
' quarter down" as described, which he
did.    Both samples were   assayed;   the
The James Robertson Co. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Manufacturers of Lead, Pipe, Shot Traps, White
 LEAD PAINTS, AND Etc-	
Jobbers in Wrought, Cast or Steel Pipes and Fittings, Metals  and Steam
Fittings.   Write for Quotations.
MONTREAL, QUE.
THE JAMES ROBERTSON CO., LTD,
nd VANCOUVER.
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE STAR
And secure Reliable Information in regard to the  Mining
Developments in the Famous Similkameen country.
prospect, or sample the dump, if there is
any, by cutting channels through it, on
the same principle as in sampling a
ledge, and working down the ore taken
from such channels to a convenient bulk.
It must always be borne in mind in
sampling that there is liable to be a great
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SIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING QO.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. manager.
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: Point to the 10 Mile
reek Mines.
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Woodward's \
\   ...hotel!
LOWER NICOLA.
P  The shortest route b
m  Princeton from Spen<
i Miles to  |
Bridge is '
|     Via Lower Nicola.
V  The table is supplied   with  pro-
C  duce from our own gardens.
P        COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
p Headquarters for Smith's Stage '
Stage Line
FAIRVIEW
 AND	
KEREriEOS
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.
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NOTE AND COMMENT
A magnificent reception has been arranged for I<ord and Lady yfinto on their
arrival at Dawson. 'v*
RoSsIand has decided to hold a big
celebration on Labor'day. It is said the
festivities this year will surpass all previous efforts.
The liquor license
by His Honor the
Friday, August loth,
The deadly
in destroying
province, altl
W. R. Albi of Ro&
;nted tc
nd,
> be
Hill mines to the Granby smelter total
about 4,500 tons. The first car load
shipment from Buckhorn, Dead wood
camp, was sent to-day to Trail. Returns
from the initial shipment car from Sunset, the same camp, of ore taken from
the 200-foot level, ran slightly under $20
to the ton, principally in gold. The returns are considered excellent
British Columbia as a Mining Camp.
Palace Livery
& STABLES .*
of the labor troubli
retarded developm
It is a cu
) good as today.
: thatthei
tried on Octobter 16th for shooting Hi
bert McArthur with intent to kill, h
been admited to $10,000 bail. He 1<
for Spokane with N. E. Nuzum his <
torney.   McArthur is rapidly recovering. 1
Martin Beattie government agent at
Kamloops, who was arrested on account
of a shortage_jn__the^ funds entrusted to
his care is making restitutionjby the
transfer of his mining intereste'and other
assets of value. He expectVoy doing so,
to get off with a light penalty.
For the month ending Aug. nth, ore
shipments from Old Ironsides and Knob
section of the province on which attention is centered ; but many camps are
just entering upon the permanent stage
and others are nearing important milestones in their history. Conditions are
such that the next few months must see
developments of the greatest importance,
and it is almost certain that these developments will be accompanied by a large
influx of capital and heavy investments
in many districts. The turning of attention towards British Columbia and other
northwestern mining fields is frequently
commented upon in the eastern press,
and it appears to be the geueral opinion
of those in closest touch with financial-
mining conditions that this part of the
northwest will be the center of the next
period of large money activity.—Spokane
Review.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
D.J.INNIS,Prop.
Travellers from the Boundary
District can secure horses
through to Prii
Run in Connection with Keremeos Hotel
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
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
A full line of Drugs, Stationery,  Drug-
Presriptions ^Carefully & Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
Attended to.
CLARKS STAGE
UNE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloop,
every Friday at 6 a. m.
PRINCETON ROUTE.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicolas
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.
me Sunset Copper Mining 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
nine. It is an investment! No Speculation 1 Ore
enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.   BUY TODAY before advance in price.
APPLY TO
R.A.BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
pmincetoin or Grand ForHs.
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Yukon Royalty Abolished.
It is officially announced that  the
worth, certificates being issued, which
the banks will cash at full face value. A
small export duty will be imposed upon
the gold itself. It is also stated that two
members of the Dominion   Parliament
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THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
Da
Octc
nUilijiij
•en D&rberSi
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gglg^Tgl^l^l ^f|f|fi^
$35 or $40 in painting their meat market,
and several other parties are talking of
building before the month is up. It is
too bad . that they   insist on   throwing
i Extract of Lei
a the natural fn
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. iTurdoch
It LALLAN I
WHOLESALE J
DEALERS IN m\
Boots and
& SHOES &
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
HUGH COWAN, Prop.
Opposite Post Office.      Princeton, B. C
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
 C. B. HARRIS
Assayer
Chemist*
ed on stage bring-
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Propert
Similkameen District.
ropertles   Carefully  Sampled  and  Assayed.
For the Best
Table
Board
In Princeton try
MBS. WM. HAEGERMAN'S
Your
Repairing
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W.J.KERR,
><^_ Kamloops, B. C.
New General
Store
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   Teas	
Just Received
Another Consignment of Boots  and Shoes,  Shirts and Underwear.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
•Bridge st.      Ren me A Bell
PRINCETON  LUflBER,
SHINGLE and PLANING MILLS
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
Hill and Office
Bridge Street,
iMimMsmMjSMmMMMrai
j ON YOUR
WAY  TO
«f*
PRINCETON
You will find a Comfortable
Resting Place	
15 niLE
HOUSE.
" Bradshaws"
Well Stocked Bar and Excellent
Dining Room. Headquarters
for Twenty Mile Mining  Camp.
Stabling   in   Connection.
Princeton   Meat   Market
WARDLE & THOMAS
Orders  for   Mining   Camps   promptly  attended   to
and delivered.
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 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
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In the Similkameen.
Summit Camp, Similkameen.—
camped on the' summit of the big divide
that reaches up from the Kereniw
ley  and   extends   westward   for
miles, nearly to Princeton.   Here
cold and wind rather obtrusive, b
the whole the   climatic conditioi
bracing and   healthful.    Fancy y<
walking over ten feet of snow in th
die of FulvJ   This has been
experiences lately.   But the s
to be found in the gulche
¥
west, north and east, forming
circle to the picture, there rises the s
clad peaks of mountain ranges that
to be much higher than those
hand:   These peaks   may be
away.   They   may be   more.
x)-lntles
splashes.   These red bluffs
outcroppings of huge mineral bodies.   In
my notice so far, good^copperhas been
exposed by the first shot in these red
cappings. And besides these copper bod-
ies there are veins of the white arsenical
iron,which carries such high gold values
in this district. On the Nickel Plate
mine, which can be seen from this point,
being about four miles south - west,
samples of this iron have given values of
$600 per ton. These leads are not very
large, averaging between two feet and
four feet in width, but the copper leads
are immense. I have seen them opened
for 12 feet and no wall in sight, and from
surface indications most of them will be
well nigh 100 wide.
Mr. Rodgers, superintendent of the
Nickel Plate, Jias_stuwexed the Keremeos
an excellent grade/and although'that is
the longest way about, it is by far the
best route, the other creeks are much
steeper. This road will Liirg a gieat deal
of business to Qlalla, which will be a
thriving town at no distant date.
The C. P. R. survey also went up Keremeos creek and found a most feasible
grade to the summit. As the Niokel
Plate people want to get in heavy machinery and have a lot of high grade ore
ready for shipment, it is very probable
that the wagon road will be commenced
forthwith. The more so_as_^a largely
signed petitionfor the same hasbseii-for-
warded*t©^Vtctoria from Olalla and surrounding camps.
rSnodgrass' sawmill is being erected at
the mouth of Cedar creek, about two
miles north of Olalla, the boiler and engine have arrived and it is expected that
lumber will be obtainable some time during the   next two weeks.     Grouse   are
plentiful and deer are seen now and then.
—R. W. Northey. in the New Denver
Ledge*
For several weeks a
ure the removal of «
success, until
the first of last week, when the proprietors of one of our laundries concluded
that the boycott was too strong and picked up their duds "anoT^valked. The
almond-eyed beauties have either gone
to Allison or to^ashee gold.
NOTICE.
I M.P.G0M0D,
"3 MANUFACTURERS   OF   AND
"2 DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
3 FURNITURE, CARPETS, OILCLOTHS, WIN-
tagDivu
Whb—'
TAKE
Q>£s~  ^^ NOTICE.
Certlcate of   Improvements.
TAKE NOTICE, that I, R. II. Parkinson (Free
iliner's Certificate No. B58855) intend, sixty days
rom the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days' aftei
date I intend to apply on behalf of the Dominior
Consolidated Mines Company, Limited, of Pair
view, to the Chief Commissioner of Lands ami
Works for a special license to cut and carry a was
ated at Fairview. B. C, this 23rd day of July,
RICHARD H. PARKINSON, P. L.
inion Consolidated
TAKE NOTICE t
>fsuchCei
d before the
. D-   vNDERSON,
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros
pectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
JOE RICHARDS,
DOW SHADES,  CURTAINS, CAMP BEDS,  g
:3 CORNICE POLES, PICTURE FRAMING.,*.*  lr
ESTIMATES FOR HOTEL, OFFICE
AND ALL OTHER FURNITURE
FURNISHED   ON    APPLICATION.
Kamloops, B.C. f
The
TULAMEEN
Hotel
G. W. ALDOUS,  Proprietor.
PRINCETON, B. C.
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE STAR
And secure Reliable Information in regard to the  Mining
Developments in the Famous Similkameen country.
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THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
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WAR DECLARED!
A Night Attack by Oom Ed
die's Sattelites.
Disorganization  in   Enemy's Ranks,
Followed by a Complete Rout—Lou
of Wind Great. 7
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General Jinx's army, the followers of Oot
Ed<»e suddenly threw aside their dlsguis
and our peaceful camp was  a  scene   c
wild disorder.   The story of the skirmish
is interesting:   General Jim was visiting
the  canteen of   Lieut.-Col.   <
when a spy was   discovered  among   the
visiting officers.   Capt. Richard at once
arrested the intruder and was engaged in
removing him to the   guardhouse, when
se enemy unmasked their batteries, at-
kihg General Jim and staff in the rear.
treacherous' attack' was not successful
•ver, although our beloved  general
•ed a slight wound, in a short   pas-
>f arms  with   Major-G
The engagement tl
1 in the vicinity of Jackson kopje
Longhead, of the mountain garri-
attacking the rebel general with
fury. He succeeded in destroying
Rube's support, cutting out his right
g entirely, but failing to   quite   shut
which is expected to take place shortly.
After the cessation of hostilities, Gen- j
eral Keyes addressed the allied forces. In
the course of a magnificent oration he
stated that if great pressure had not been
brought to'bear on bis chest the result I
might have been different, or if he could
only have found the man or men who
insulted his probocis his honor woul<
have remained untarnished. He con
eluded by severely upbraiding his seconc
in command,- who, by unseemly interrup
tion, aroused the ire of the fighting chief I
of the Lowtown brigade. The early
dawn of the peaceful Sabbath lit up the
!scene of strife with its golden rays, discovering broken Weapons and discarded
headgear lost in the frightful melee of
the war of the noses.
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C.
Prospectors
\*..STOPi\
If you want to Outfit cheaply
and quickly, do so at the	
Hold Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETONS PIONEER
& & HOTEL «* &
The Resort
For Prospectors, and Mining Men.
First Class Dining Room and Bar.
No trouble to talk to guests. Political
matters laid over for the present. The
Chinese Question,, the Important topic of
the day.
Mongolian Sympathisers Excluded.
...KEREMEOS STORE...
WM. HINE & Co.,
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you" start prospecting.
I Mining Supplies of Every
DESCRIPTION KET IN STOCK.
Riveted Steel Pipe*
All size, of Steal Water Pipe for city and Town Suppy, Placer, J
We make a specialty cf all kinds of HEAVY SHEET IRON and STEEL WORK .
ARMSTOONG^MORRISON,
condition ol
«d. The only
n attack   on
were greatly dii
from his post, they evidently putting
strong faith in his ability to cover the attack.   But the colonel had more pressing
plans of attack and   defence were being
arranged   for  the  general   engagement
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I Granite
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\... Hotel
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MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always been
Famous For the Excellence  1
of its table.^ :
The nearest point to the i
richest Silver Lead mines j
in B.C., 'Summit City.'
There  is more gold
Granite Creek that "
1 yet been taken out.
1 Stopping Point for
1 Princeton stages.
Fas "J
COOK & CO.
Princeton's
Pioneer Store.
 STORES  AT	
PRINCETON  and GRANITE CREEK.
S. A. HARTMAN
ROSSLAND, B. C.
MINING  AND MINES
PROMOTER OF STOCK COMPANIES.
We have-first class connections and can find the 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,
OFittCEr43 Columbia Ave. S. A. HARTMAN..
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR-
HI
GOOD HORSE  SENSE.
Too Much Re-staking and Not Enough
Work—An Inspector Needed.
In dealing with Mining Review's contention that the government should ' aid
prospectors by lending them money to
develop their claims, theJSandon Pay-
streak warns Mr. ClifTe/fhe editor, to beware of what he is agitating for. Why !
that would be socialism, in a marked degree. Continuing, editor McAdams puts
more solid truth into less space than we
have seen for some time. As it appropriately fits the conditions prevailing in
the Lardeau, the Eagle reproduces it in
full.   Says he:
The majority of prospectors do not
make an effort to open their properties
up. They prefer to re-stake and spend
their  otherwise   unoccupied    time    in
searching  for
claims to stake,
and money in the
effort than in many cases would make
them rich on property they already
possess. There are prospectors in this
camp who have more claims on record
than they could possibly represent in a
year if they worked steady all the time.
There are claims within a mile of this
town that have half a dozen sets of stakes
on them. More than one claim
hands of a man of small means is superfluous. One claim is sufficient to make
a man rich. A dozen of thenvwill keep
a prospector poor all his life.
It is not a government grubstake   that
is wanted, but  a   title   in   usufruct,
Something close to it.   It slionli1 h^- !
nt of woik-on it
nnd   it
should also be   imperative   that  he do
>nable amount of workeachvear.
ed number  6f~~years   he
Within a li
should be compelled to take out his patent and all unworked crown-granted
claims should be assessed on their assumed value and taxed to the limit. No
should have privilege to withhold
from others resources which he "will not
develop himself. There are supposed to
be laws to similar effect on the statute
. books of B. C, but they are dodged and
^ .avoided at every turn. These lawi
full of loopholes and should be wiped off
and replaced by an enactment that would
be effective. Such a law would compel
prospectors to confine their attentions to
one or two claims, and it would also prevent psuedo capitalists from holding unworked claims while others proved them
valuable by developing adjacent property.
If the government is to go
grubstaking business it might as well go
for the whole amount and take
mining industry altogether. It would
look like the height of generosity foi
government to give its mineral resources
away to private individuals and then lend
them the capital to develop these
sources. When the government has the
land and money in the first place, why
should not the people as a whole gain
from the development of the country i
resources? At some future date, aftei
the government has taken over the trans
portation business and the smelting and
refining industries, there is no doubt
- that it will nationalize the mining
dustry, as has been done in Sweden,
Japan.parts of Rnssia^^and, with
classes of mining, in Chili and Peru.
There is already an agitation in Ontario
to make the mining and smelting of
and nickle in that province, a national
industry, and there is no good reason
why it-should not   be   done.—'Ferguson
Eagle.        	
It is reported that the Grand Forks
Townsite Company has purchased the
property of the Columbia townsite. This
w^lkpufean end to the rivalry previously
existing between these two sections.
French & Day
V TINSMITHS
| PLUHBERS
GUNSniTHS
..PUMP DRIVING DONE.-
Our Camp  Stove is the Boss for <
Repair work of Every Description.
GRAND PACIFIC
..••HOTEL...
KAMLOOPS, 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-
j* Ming in Connection. J>
P. A. BARNHART, Prep.
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS  and
CIGARETTES.
nphey are the Purest
J^ certainly the
Rest in the market.
Geo. E.Tucketts son Co.
HAMILTON, ONT.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
"Imperial
Limited"
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
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 17:4
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
VANCOUVER, B.C. SPENCES Bridge.
Otter Flat Hotel
DEBARRO & THYNNE
PROPRIETORS.
, I.IQUORS AND C
FISHING AND HUNTING RESORT. BO Ts KEPT
FINE BOATING ON OTTER LAKE.
BOATS KEPT
Nearest Stppping Place and Supply Point for Boulder Creek, Kelly Creek,  Slate
Creek, and Summit Mining Camps Mining Men and Prospectors can outfit a
Store in connection with hotel.
Headquarters for all stage lines.
Hotel Jackson
J. H. JACKSON, Sofe Proprietor.
PRINCETON
DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL SUPERVISION.
ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS  OF LIQUORS AND
CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN
CONNECTION.
jJjjPPatrons of the Hotel Jackson can keep posted on the mining
Development of the entire Similkameen.
 J
THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
THE SIMILKAMEEN W« ^^^^J^ ^^
PRINCETON,   B. O.
THE PRINCETON   PUBLISHING  CO.
; party
to be drawn into   discussion  until dency to develop into a
ES OF   THE   HOUSE, j the estimates are   passed   and   the man not wanted.    Apply, with ere-
rernment show where   they are dentials, to the voters at the   polls
when the position will be   granted.
ary that some_j:e
bby of the House <
ly a strange little ii
e is witnessed at th
of  the   Legislate
xpr
ifcffl«£nJOHN W. PECK & CO.
happy in  his   digr
m mind
ired  01
s°just: buddln    out° in The       Wholesale Clothing
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
X
pushed no diffic
ly such  teacher
id provide tempo
! same period,
right direclion
died on to speak both Mil
to be  seen   industriousl
Mr.
|i>arMnson&
Fetbersionhaush
BRIC
JHTER   PROS PEC
With
the I
rovincial  Legislatu
n, the Similkameen
The Hon. Dick McBride and the not all that could be desirec
ember from Kaslo are inseperable speaker but he has a large fund of
mipanious. "Handsome Richard" common sense which would sustain
id "Slocan Bob" can always be him in his position if left to him-
>und together. There is a rumor self, and not harassed until he
.the effect that "Bob" is acting hardly knows what he is talking
i understudy to the Minister of about,
tines and when the Cabinet is re-
rganized at the close of the session      British Columbia is  fortunate in
ill be appointed to the portfolio.      possessing a Minister of Lands and |
»   *   * Works    who   is   proving   himself
^""'^tell"1    The Hon- Wl C< Wells has a §reat' __
e-   SfeS#^S^^^^|S A- WHILLANS, M. D.
question last
he  close  at- ^ using the same acumen  that has PHYSICIAN
made him a most  successful   busi- and
nessman.    To take hold of a  de- SURGEON.
partment  which   was   nearly   two
years behind  in  its   routine work,  MlGnAGRADrA^:"     Prinaeton, b.c
and to resist the clamouring of im-
portunate members for grants   for W.  J.. WATERHAN, M. E.
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
w  era
W
fW
the
B. Mclnn
most  flu
Dining
speak
in   the    I
1 the Chin
neglected by tention of every member presei
s, a mistake After listening to the somewh
1 by the open- prosy  efforts  of J. C. Brown  a
i Kooti
'  •,„   u_;j„„,,     „j..„„,„   iw?,~i„       ■  • .        c     ■ 1 ■ 1. 1 j I the irrespective constituencies,many
rails,   bridges,    adequate   govern- minister  of mines,   which   would
lent offices, etc., etc. This state probably have had a better effect if of the demands being backed up by
f affairs is now drawing to a close, the member from North Nanaimo threats of loss of support, was a
m,„ „^_,r,i^;„,,   „r   «.v,„   xrcn-arrt^cl \   j      ..   • 1   j •..*     • r task few men-would have cared  to
. he completion  or   the   Keremeos had not picked it to pieces in one of
oad this fall and the construction the strongest speeches made this face" Mr. Wells has not only ac-
f  the  Hope-Princeton road earlv  session complished it  successfully but   has
ext serine will eive easv access to *   *  * made a   number  of friends while
he Similkameen from  the  Bound-      The  Hon. D.   M.   Eberts,   At- doine.so.    In the reorganization of
>t   tor     --Peneral  ca      ot now be   r   tbe Cabinet  the   Government will
j*  c 1    • TT  •  ..    ,     .   .   do well to  leave   the   portfolio   of
;s,  cused 01 laziness.    He is the busiest .       r
•    .,    TT . ,     Lands and Works in the   hands of
r- man in session in the House, watch-
taintyof telephonic communication Lg the passage of  acts   and   bills |tbe Present Chief Commissioner.
in the near future, will be a   great with great, care, as   he   is   keenly
inducement  to   mining   men   and Llive to the ability of the leaders of     JAMES HISLOP	
others to turn their attention to the the opposition to take advantage of
mines in our vicinity and to   estab- any weak point which might inad- mNING ANJ) cmL ENGINEEE.
lish their homes in Princeton.    Al- vertently creep-into a   government
j , , .    . ,      , „ ■ ° PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
ready a number of mining deals act. The strain is telling on him,
have been consummated. Several however, and it is safe to say that
more are expected to be closed dur- no member of the  House   will be         Princeton, B._C	
, 1, n. E., Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
......NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B, C.
«
mm
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
FROM THE RECORDS.
-D. M. French.
Skookum—C Snowddn."
Big Copper—J Popham.
Burlington—F. Richardson.
Lone Boy— do
Dandy—J McAuley.
Ve:
do
Jessie—W Croop.
Little Joe—C Burns.
Olympia—Snowdon &
Brew
i Bear-
Silver Tip—Popham & Maurier.
Bruce— do
Tuxameen RIVER—
Boston—S Tinglev.
Boogum—V Mills.
Hub—N Johnson.
Harris—J Stenson.
Majestic—F Lewis.
Aspen Grove—
Maple Leaf—R Gulliford.
Crescent—A M Sutton.
Bank of England—E Mansfield.
Treasure Box—W Burdick.
Millpetas—A P Rogers.
Silver Glen—J B Silverthorne.
Edno O—B Osen.
Boston—H Allen.
Montreal—J Clark.
Hamilton—A Woodcroft.
Copper King—E Mattinson.
Copper Chief—J Slattery.
Copper Prince—J Slattery.
Democrat—J P Allen.
Imperial—E P Lowe.
Enterprise—W Angstadt.
Aggie—C Murphy. .  '..-   v.
Franklin—Jas Brown.   "'
Ralph—Mrs F Sloan.
Cucu—J H McAuley.
-BQUI.DER Creek—
Almont—Alice James.
RabbIt Mountain—
'    Blue Bird—W Burdick.'
Rochk River—
Virtue—M Mclntyre.
Butte—W Wilcox.
Glenwood—W Mclntyre.
Blue Brrd—J Campbell. .
Cold King—N Johnson, et al.
Tub— do
Liverpool—S Spencer.
Mascott—P Swanson.
Eagle Creek—
Jabberwok—J W Kemp.
Snark—A Johnston.
StATE Creek—
Hyland—W Hyland.
Helen—C Law.
Morning Star—J Williamson.
Evening Star— do
Champion Creek—
Champion—T Kelly.
Pilot—W Buttow.
ASSESSMENTS.
Rarus—S Fitzharris.
Big Sioux Fraction—J  F Campbell.
Chilliwack Belle—N McLennan.
Overland—H Allen.
Penobscott—Gus Spearing.
Cousin Jack—John Thynne.
Monte~Verde—E Todd.
Mount Temple—M McGonigle.
Olympia—M A Voigt.
Indepdndance—M A Voigt.
Protection—M A Voigt.
Vancouver—W. G. McMynn, $100 in
lieu of work.
Fairplay—T H Murphy.
Mountain View—T H Murphy.
Great Western—John Bate.
Legal Tender—Dan Coutney.
Sultan—Hugh Kennedy.
Passayton—Hugh Kennedy.
Irish King—FrecfWampole.
Princess May—Chas Powell.
Jennie Silkman—L G Barron, et al.
Little Western—A. E. Thomas.
Kansas City—John Ingram.
Huckleberry—A D Ross.
Summit No. I—R. Stevenson.
Oriole (2)—James Snowdon.
TRANSFERS.
Society, Royalty.Monarch, T. R Hardi-
man to S A Wye, */6 interest. T R
Hardiman to George Lock, % interest. Thomas Kitchiu to Edward
Spill man, I-I2th interest.
Lucky Silverthorne—A P Rogers and
Ben Osen to Monte Mira Mining Co.
Little Joe—Chas Burns to Dewdney Canadian Syndicate.
Golden Canyon, Vicksburg, Copper Eagle
—H D Barns and T H Smith to D G
Mountain View—John Amberty to T_D
Murphy,-% interest.
Princess May—Chas Powell to J G C
Lock, bond $35,000; $5,5000 cash,
balance in extended payments.
Quick Returns
MALLERY'S
Drug Store
We carry a full stock of Drugs,
Proprietory Medicines, Toilet Preparations, etc. In fact everything
that an Up-to-date Drug Store
ough   to have.
WM. BEAVIS,
 OENEKAL BLACKSMITH
Sxpert Horse-shoer.     Wagons and Agri-
:ultural Implements Carefully Repaired.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Opposite Keremeos Hotel.
 KEREMEOS, B. C.
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,
jpjpjp**E. BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos.
BEALEY INVESTMENT & TRUST CO.
LIMITED.
Gener*! Agent.   GreCnWOOd,   B.   C.
Local Agents: fefefi
The Princeton Real Estate,
Mining and Assaying Office.
.KEREMEOS.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
ih
THE VERMILION FORKS MINING
AND DEVELOPMENT COm9 Ltd.
OWNERS OF THE TOWNSITE OF
PRINCETON
..•Lots for Sale...
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers* The business centre for the
following mining camps:- Copper Mt, Kennedy Mt, Friday, Boulder, Granite and 20 Mile Creeks, Summit,
Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
Splendid Climate and Pure water
Enormous Agricultural Area lo Draw From
Government Headquarters for Similkameen District
^=^^j—^_      ^==gPresent Prices of Lots*^*^^ ====■
From $2.0010 $10. per front loot.
•* *& *&    Size of Lots 50x 100 Feet and 33x 100 Feet.    «£ & *&
Send for map to
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager V. F. M. & D. Co.

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