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 SIMILKAM
PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 28th, 1900.
$2.00 Per Yeak.
IN A MINING   WAY
Mining   Men   Neither   Dead
nor Sleeping.
Although a Quite Week in Town
Outside Work is Progressing Favorably.
' Business in Princeton in a general and
mining sense has been quiet of late.
When it is taken into consideration that
this is the case all over the Province and
the Northwest generally, it is not to be
wondered at. Although no startling discoveries have been chronicled this week,
the work in the hills is by no means at a
ttandstill. The recording office shows a
large number of new locations, some of
which are reported to be exceptionally
fine surface showings.
In the Aspen Grove district alone this
./      past two weeks nineteen   new   locations
\,      were made and a large number of assess-
nients recorded.      The   Bate  boys  are
jubilant over the Nugget property   and
development work goes on unabated.
The Ontario and Brunswick, two new
claims on Roche river, have good showings, and are owned by Messrs. Powels,
Lougheed and Stewart. Mr. Stewart reports that he does not intend to spare
time or enery on his property, and
has great faith in the final outcome.
A-transaction was made the past week
whereby another Rossland party acquires
a holding in Similkameen mining properly, H. Klockinan purchasing a one-
fourth interest in the International,
Nancy Hanks, Constitutional, and Gold
Hill claims.
The Vermilion Forks M. & D. Co^-re"-
corded assessment work on tky'lron
Mask, H-.me Rule, Jubilee and Vancouver claims the past week, and it is their
intention to follow this up with vigorous development work.
The    Mclntyre    Bros.,    formerly    of
Phoenix camp, while not talking a great
deal, are hard   at work  prospecting
have been rewarded by some good finds
in the Aspen Grove district.
TWENTY-MILE CAMP.
According to the Phoenix Pioneer,
Kenneth P. Matheson, of that place, and
formerly of Cascade city, is headed this
way and will develop some 20-mile properties. Mr. Matheson is a practical miner
from the word go, and has any amount
.. of energy and push. Any property he
'"   has charge of is  bound to   come to the
Twenty-mile creek properties are developing splendidly. In fact, the whole
of the middle   Similkameen   district  is
showing up very rich mineral. Sterling
creeks bids fair to rival its more famous
neighbor, 20-mile creek, while 15-mile
and 16-mile creeks are more than holding j
their own. On Sterling creek Messrs.
Neil, Weisel, Pollock, Smith and Hackney have first class locations. Assays
from some of their properties run over
$200 in gold. The rock on Stirling creek
ciosely resembles that found on the
Nickle Plate mines.
KEREMEOS.
At Olalla the Keremeos mining syndicate are pushing development steadily.
Supt. McDougall has left for the Pacific
coast and it is reported will arrange for
a compressor plant while away. A number of prospectors are in the  hills doing
FAIRVIEW.
Two more shifts have been put to work
on the Dominion Consolidated Mining
Co.'s properties. The men are now engaged in crosscutting from the tunnel to
the main ledge. Several bodies of high
grade ore have been encountered in the
tunnel, which will considerably increase
the average value of the ore.
A late cablegram from London to Mr.
R. Russell, managing director of the
Fairview corporation, announces that arrangements arralmost completed for the
sale of the properties. Mr. Russell expects to receive word any day now, confirming the transfer. As toon as it is
completed work will be started 1 n a large
scale, a 6o-ton mill be installed, and the
150,000 tons of Stemwinder ore already
blocked out will be run through at once..
A,         Trouble "In Camp." &•
yA     	
j There is trouble brewing at 15 Mile
creek, between the owners of the Two
Brothers mining claim. The property is
owned by Italians named Frank Fera
and Tony Scarpelli. Frank has a two-
thirds interest while Tony owns one-
third. The claim is a very rich one and
Tony is jealous of his partners larger
holding. He is trying to prevent Frank
from selling any of his interests or do
anything with the property. Over five
thousand dollars has been spent in development work, Fera having contributed'almost all the necessary funds.
|*Frank claims that Tony chased him off
JAhe claim with a rifle and maltreated his
brother who was working with him. He
says he will swear out a warrant for
Tony's arrest but will also carry his revolver and will use it if necessary to protect himself.
Gen'l. Robert's force has met with another reverse. Wily Gen'l Dewet cut his
line of communications and captured 100
Highlanders. The Boers are still fighting fiercely and the completion of the
war is likely to be postponed indefinitely.
OUR WEEKLY BUDGET
News   Items In and Out of
Princeton.
Neighborly Notes from Down the
Similkameen—News of the Outside World-
George Philip, of A. E. Howse's staff
at Nicola lake, was among the passengers
on the stage today.
-Mr. Frank Powell, of Vancouver, representing the Hudson's Bay Co., arrived
in town by to-day's stage.
Mr. Hargraves, of the Boston & British
Columbia Mining Co., of Granite Creek,
was in town on Wednesday.
Messrs. French, Day, Barber and Fielding left on Thursday on a prospecting
and pleasure trip along the Hope trail.
They expect to be gone several weeks.
Mr. A. E. Howse left the first of the
week for Nicola lake, Before returning
Mr. Howse will pay a business visit to
the coast.
Mr. J. C. Mcintosh leaves to-morrow
morning, by the Hope trail, for Vancouver and Victoria, and will be absent for
several weeks.
Messrs. Crawford, Wells and Everett,
from the eastern states, are taking in the
beauties of Princeton and the Similkameen country on a tour through the province. They arrived in the city on todays'  stage.
Mr. John Murphy, his bride, and Denis
Murphy, M. V. T., arrived from the east
on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy
have gone to their home at. the 141-Mile
house. They have the best wishes of
the district for a long and happy life.—
Ashcroft Journal, July 14.
J\fhe C. P. R. Surveyors engaged in locating the line between Aspen Grove and
Fairview have completed/^the location
and left for Trail yesterday. Two lines
have been run, one via Richters lower
Similkameen pass and the other by
Keremeos creek and Olalla.
Judge Tunstall, gold commissioner at
Kamloops, while in Princeton last Saturday, was very enthusiastic over the
prospects of this locality. He was greatly
surprised at the progress Princeton had
made, and said tfie crying need of this
section was more and better wagon roads.
Owing to his large territory, his stay in
Princeton was limited, aud he was unable to look over any of our promising
properties, much as he would have liked
Keremeos and Fairview.
Harry Jones, the popular landlord of
the Golden Gate hotel, Fairview, is confined to his bed with a serious attack of
typhoid fever.    Dr. White   is  attending
Two crops of alfalfa hay cut and stacked by the ist of July is a very fair criterion of the growing capabilities of the
ranches at Keremeos. Frank Richter
and Mrs. Daly have both accomplished
the feat and will be ready to cut another
crop by the ist of August.
The Keremeos post office will be moved
from Mrs. Daly's ranch next week to
Wm.^HineSSCTstore^The new location is on the Kerefceos townsite and
is much nearer the centre of population -
Mr. Geo. Kirby has completed the fitting
of the new office. He will officiate as
postmaster.
Miss Sarah Neil, of  Rock way   valley,
P. Q.,  is visiting   her  brother
Neil, proprietor of the Hotel B
has just leH Sprntwood, Dakota, where she was visiting another
brother, who is an extensive wheat grower in that country. She says the entire
crop in Dakota is destroyed for want of
rain, and that there will be a number of
farmers ruined through the failure. Miss
Neil is delighted with the farms in the
Keremeos valley, and is thoroughly enjoying her visit.
Word   has just   been   received   from
Rossland   that Maurice Yowell, of  Fair-
view   and   15-mile,   is   violently insane.
The authorities telephoned Miajjid Cos-
ens, at Camp McKinney, asking for the   /
addresT-oTT'ouelPf  relatives.    Rev^H.   \
Irwin took a special trip to Rossland   to   1
fmTJ out if anything could be done for the
deranged man.     Youells has been acting
very strangely for   some   time,   making
some wonderful deals in mining   properties for Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato,
whom he claimed torepTesentT
The Hotel Jackson dining room has
been newly papered and otherwise improved and looks quite swell.
The warm weather attracts a large
number of bathers to the Similkameen
beach.   The diving is out of sight.
The Similkameen Butchering Co.'s
shop is receiving a new coat of paint
inside.    Mr. Chas. Richter is the artist.
Among the companies applying for incorporation in last ThursjjtCy's B. C. Gazette is the Princeton Waterworks Co.,
with a capital of $iopyooo.
F. J. Deane has purchased the Kamloops Sentinel from the late owners,
and will hereafte^tjp-in the unfortunate
position of owner and editor.
Work on the bridge across the Similkameen at the south end of Bridge street
is progressing favorably, and will be
completed before many weeks.
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THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
MINES !E MINING
Mining News of Interest.
The ore body was struck recently
in the Mountain View, in Summit camp.
The property adjoins the B. C. mime.
Rossland contributed $39,745.82, Green-
the
the first
MINE THAT IS A MINT.
Tile Income Derived From the United
Verde Mine in Arizona
"It is just the same as a mountain of
gold pieces," said Charles W. Akers, the
secretary of the territorial government of
Arizona, to a Washington Post man. The
Hill of $20 gold pieces which he referred
to is the United Verde mine in Arizona.
"It is beyond question the greatest mine
in the world. There is so much silver,
gold and copper there that it makes one
fairly dizzy to figure out how much. Sen*
ator Clark is almost the sole owner of
the mine. The other shareholders ■ have
merely enough for the purposes of, corporate organization.   Th£ profjt now is
. M*£' ...
boo mine has  broken
xlucing a gold brick
ids, value $135,270. It
e season's output for
l least $350,000.   Good
73, during the mill 1
June. The manager
ver, B. C, making fi
> this depth.   If
Pilot bay smelter is reported
about to start agaliyWith the
smelter busy, the Nejson smelter st
again, and the NottViport smelter in
ing the capacity of its plant, the n
industry promises well for   the   c<
The Anaconda company and the
controlled by Marcus Daly at Butt
definitely refused to grant the reqv
these metals, the mine would be worth
working for that alone.
"Not many miles away Senator   Clark
say is just as valuable as this. The title
to this other property has been in litigation for about six years, but Senator
Clark has won the final verdict. I do
not know that this other property is to
be developed at once. Arizona is in a
very flourishing condition at present.
The mining properties are getting on a
much better footing. Formerly some of
die Arizona enterprises had rather  pooi
quest which
great Butte c
i to by the othei
From the latesl
as if a labor wai
4
The Britannia mines on Howe sound
are reported to be now under bond to the
British America corporation for the enormous sum of $1,500,000. $50,000 falls
due on August 17th, and on the 17th. of
each month thereafter $50,000 is to be
paid for six months. At the expiration
of 12 months the balance will be paid,
cancelling the bond. The Britannia
mines are said to have the largest copper
showings of any property in British Columbia. Recently new ore deposits have
been discovered, grea'tly enhancing the
value of the mines.
There is great excitement in ■ Dawson
over the discovery, by Donald McKin-
non, of conglomerate reefs, resembling
that of the famous Rand mines in South
Africa. Two groups of claims have .been
staked, the Britannia and the Empire.
Both reefs run parallel and are from 400
to 500 feet wide: Free gold can be seen
in the conglomerate and assay values
already given average $200. Mr. Mc-
Kinnon claims there is enough rock in
sight to keep all the mills of the Rand
working for 100 years. The formation
appears to be that of. a placer bed of|
gravel sand and clay turned into rock.
Future development will be watched
with keen
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros
An Ideal Summer Resort.
Dining Room Service Unsurpassed.    Only the
JOB RICHARDS,
French & Day
TINSMITHS
PLUriBERS
GUNSriITHS
-PUMP DRIVING DONE..
Jf  Our Camp   Stove is the Boss for
Prospectors.
Repair work of Every Description.
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 LAI/S
". Indian  Teas	
Just Received
Another Consignment of Boots  and Shoes, Shirts and Underwear.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
Brmge st.       Ren me & Bell
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
Hill and Office
Bridge Street,
PRINCETON. B. C.
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IWAY  TO
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PRINCETON
You will find a Comfortable
Resting Place	
15 niLE
HOUSE.
"Bradshaws"
Well Stocked Bar and Excellent
Dining Room. Headquarters
for Twenty Mile Miniug Camp.
Stabling   in   Connection.
PRINCETON  LUriBER,
SHINGLE and PLANING MILLS
Princeton   Meat   Market J| r
WARDLE & THOMAS gj
Orders  for   Mining  Camps   promptly  attended   to
and delivered.
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 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
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FUNNY GLEANINGS
Taken Literally.
"The people of the west have a greal
many peculiarities," remarked my fellow-
passenger on the night express, betweer
whom and me a certain bond of fellow
feeling had been established when I
found out that he represented a Pittsburg
pickle house and he ascertained that I
was travelling for a drug concern. The
two rather go together, you know !
"Yes," I assented, "the people of the
west have their follies and foibles, but
probably not more, not less, than thost
of any other section.   Do you think so ?'
"Well, perhaps not. But those peculiarities are so much harder to learn, U
accustom yourself to, that they stand oui
more prominently than   those   of othei
"Yes, I've noticed that. But all in all,
they're splendid people. I enjoy these
western trips, in fact. When the house
gives me leave to cover western territory
I feel so rejuvenated, and renovated, you,
might say, by the change from the busy,
bustling east that I forget to ask for my
annual vacation."
"Well, I've never gotten it that bad ;
but, say, nave you ever covered Texas?"
"No, never had the pleasure of setting
foot in the state. Always wanted to.
Great place, they say."
"It is," assented my fellow-passenger
with much vehemence. "Great is no
name for it!   Immense, that's it!"
"You make the Texas trade, I suppose?"
"Well, I used to, but the house has another man to cover it now, I m barred
out.   Simply suicide for me to   set   foot
"Why, how's that?"  I asked, my
osity keenly alive.
"All owing to a little peculiarity of
these western peoph
Just a little misunderstanding, y
Wouldn't have had it happen for the
world, but I wasn't aware of the Texas
peculiarity when I erred, and I can't gel
close enough to explain now."
"Tell me about it," I said, now thor
oughly interested.
'•Well, it was just this way. Our hpust
had a large number of accounts, some o;
them long overdue, against the best
business houses down there,
fault of the firm that they hadn't been
collected, as the parties who
debted were as good as gold. The bills
had never been presented, however, and
when the house learned I was headed
that way they forwarded me those Texas
bills for collection.    See?"
I signified by a nod that the situation
was thus far clear to me, and he resumed:
"I was delayed in my trip by Hoods in
the Oklahoma country. The first of the
month came. I couldn't hear from thi
house soon enough to get expense money
I was running low. So I sent a statemen
to each of the Texas firms, notifying
them that I was on my way to Texas
do business with them, that the house
wished me to collect, and as it was the
first of the month I sent them statement.
'Please remit at once, etc.'    I needed the
"Well, I added at the bottom of each
letter, ignorant of the Texas peculiarity,
'Failing to hear from you in three days,
I will draw on you. at sight.'''
"And what was strange about that?" I
queried.
"Why, you see, those fellows are sc
confounded 'touchy' they all took it as a
challenge, and—well, it wouldn't do for
me to go to Texas even if  I had
shooter in each pocket. I said I'd draw
on 'em at sight. They took me at my
word, and they wouldn't give me a show
to even reach for my handke c .ief? Peculiar people dcwn there in Texas. Mean
well, though."—Roy Farrell Greene, in
Lippincott's Magazine.
Gleanings.
This is a fickle world. Not man]
weeks ago the papers were full of th<
smallest details of the fight in Africa
and today the headlines are flashing on
news of the events in China, and the un
pronounceable names from the Orangi
Free State and the Transvaal are changed
for still more difiScult ones in Chinese,
language, by the way, which, gives r
indication of its pronunciation by i
spelling. "Li Hung Chang," for e:
ample, is something like^'Le Hu Tuck,
according to the information gathers
from the only Chinese gentlewoman i
Canada, who hacTthe honor of meetir,
when o
The   lady
in question came to a small country town
in Canada when a bride, having married
an English engineer who was with a
party of' engineers   in   China  some   35
If the majority of Chinese had   the
same qualifications for good   citizenship
as are evidenced by  this   little   lady the
question of Chinese emigration   is   01
which might excite less opposition thi
it does.    Left a widow at   any early age,
and totally unable to acquire a comn
of the English language, she has  ne
theless managed her affairs and the upbringing of a   large   family with   great
ability, and   her   businesslike   methods
and sterling qualities of heart and head
have won for her the affection and est
of  all classes in   the  community where
she resides.   The sons all hold good positions in their respective professions, and
the daughters are comfortably settled "
life     But the Tartar   type   has   entire
swamped the Anglo-Saxon, and in   each
and all of the family one sees the Oriental, though with   an amazing   energy of
character not usually, associated with thi
type.
By the way, a delicious story conn
from London. At a social function n<
long ago, the Prince of Wales was buttonholed by a peer of pronounced e
gelical tendencies, who seized the wrong
moment to impress upon His Royal Highness the importance of his asserting himself as head of the church as well as state
when he came to' the throne, and suppressing, as his lordship put it, "all this
ritualism and Romanizing of England."
The Prince, bored to death, tried tc
make his escape, and looked round for
his hat, which he had put down on
tering the room. "What are you looking
for? Can I find anything for you, si
said an onlooker. "Yes," said the
Prince. "I am looking for my mitre."
The sh( t told, and the.'Prince got away.
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
'"They are the Purest
j^ certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo.tTwcKeiiSSonCo,
HAMILTON, ONT.
The World
May be Divided on the Questions of the
Day, but the People of Princeton are
UNITED in their Opinion as to the
BEST PLACE to do their TRADING.
The results obtained by buyers
over the entire Similkameen country have made people open their
eyes to the possibilities of increased
savings by buying at A. E. Howse's
Big Store
Investigate I
Some there are still guide by the
old ruts and false ideas. To these
we say earnestly.
Investigate !
Am Em Howse,
GENERAL MERCHANT.
PRINCETON and NICOLA.
Otter Flat Hotel
DEBARRO & THYNNE.
PROPRIETORS.
FISHING AND HUNTING RESORT. BO *TS K*PT
boats kEpt FINE BOATING ON OTTER LAKE.
•Nearest Stopping 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 JKKSM
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor.
PRINCETON
DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL SUPERVISION.
ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS AND
CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN
CONNECTION.
J3flT"Patrons of the Hotel Jackson can keep posted on the mining
Development of the entire Similkameen.
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THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PRINCETON,   D. O.
THE PRINCETON   PUBLISHING CO.
aggregation that ever sat on the
opposition benches, the public may
rest assured that the powers that be
will have to declare themselves
with no uncertain voice.
HE
,OCAL   LEGISLATURE
The first session of the ninth pai
ament of British Columbia wa
pened on Thursday, the 19th inst.
: Victoria, in the   presence   of  1
idie
tat   the
uld I
the speech from the throne, an
re especially to see and hear ch
iship, Sir  Henri   Joly   de   L,o1
\   EDITORIAL COMMENT.   «
In the growth of any new community there must always be a
waiting time—that is, a time when
the people begin to realize that they
have built faster than the immediate
prospects really warranted; in
short, have discounted the future.
This is invariably the rule, andjust
now the Boundary country, in common with all sections west of the
Rocky     mountains,     is     passing
going   through ;— catching   up.—
Phoenix Pioneer.
The visit ofj. G. Sullivan, the
C. P. R. engineer, to the Similkameen   district, while   it   may  not
the
The rapid growth of Chinese foreign trade recalls the fact that but
a few years ago the countrp had no
foreign trade whatever. The people are absolutely converted to the
protection belief not only in regard
tp foreign trade but in regard to
local methods of increasing the productive power of labor. They look
upon labor-saving machinery as
having the effect of depriving people of work. Exchange is a branch
of production, and the giving of
things produced in exchange for
things wanted increases the productive result of labor. To invent
a cloth weaving machine and put
it in operation has the same effect
as to develop a gold mine and give
the gold in exchange for cloth.
Both processes increase the amount
of cloth that a given amount of labor or effort will produce. The
Chinese would prohibit both the
exchange with foreigners and the
establishment of a labor-saving device at home. The railway they:
fear as a means of depriving the
carriers of work. In opposing all
methods of increasing production
they are at least consistent.—Globe.
large turnout. After a glance over
the speech one is forcibly struck by
the non-committal tone and lack of
policy put forth, and goes to show
conclusively that the government
do not intend to introduce any
"contentious" legislation. They
are evidently so surprised to find
themselves in office that they wish
to hurry through with a little necessary business and then adjourn to
shake hands with themselves and
think it over. It must surely have
been a very painful duty for a man
of the ability and statesmanlike
qualities of Sir Henri Joly to recite such a document.
The speech consists chiefly of
matter having ho connection with
the all important and vital questions confronting British Columbia's
future progress and prosperity.
True, commissions are promised to
enquire into the Japanese question.
in force. And roM—construction
will be pushed. Tins sounds well.
But what the people of this section
of the Province want is an assurance that better means of communication WILL be opened up, to enable machinery, etc., to be brought
in to develop our important mines.
Then   we   may look   for   capital.
The agent - general's nest in
London is to be re-feathered, and
rumor has it that the Hon. J. H.
Turner, ex-premier, finance minister, etc., will be placed comfortably
in it, right side up with care. It
seems strange that the government
should wish to dispense with the
services of so, able (?)  a   financier.
It remains for the opposition to
find out what the government's real
policy is,   and  with the   strongest
it is at least an indication of the interest the big railway corporation is
taking in the project. Mr. Sullivan
is reported as saying that the route
from Midway to Spence's bridge, on
the main line, is a feasible one and
that it has been surveyed from end
to end. The development of the
mineral resources of the Similkameen will furnish business for a
railway, and as the C. P. R. has
already shown that it does not intend to allow a rival company any
advantage by reason of lack of enterprise on its own part, it is within
the range of possibilities that before
another twelve months roll around,
construction will be commenced
either from Spence's bridge or Midway.—Greenwood  Weekly Times.
For the benefit of those in this
district who ridiculed ex-Premier
Martin'-s policy of government own*
ership of railways, the following in
reference to the Intercolonial railway, a Dominion government road,
may prove instructive reading : "In
the house the other day Mr. Blair
pointed out that the Intercolonial
railway had paid its way in 1899-
1900, and given a surplus of $120,-
000. The cost of maintenance in
the meantime had increased. The
increase in wages amounted to
$175,090, and was given because
the government had realized that
the cost of living had increased.
Last year the balance on car mileage against the Intercolonial was
$70,000, which showed that there
was need of more rolling stock. He
asked for $330,000 for 20 locomotives, $1,187,500 for 1,250 box cars,
and $37,050 for 39 live stock cars."
—Greenwood Miner.
Prospectors
....STOP!
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
ycu start prospecting.
Mining Supplies of Every
DESCRIPTION NET IN STOOK.
HOTEL
MOT1E0S..
JONH NEIL,
Proprietor.
Stables in Connection.
M
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley. «?*
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
w
We Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors.
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
jtjl PRINCETON, B. C
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E.
P. Q. S. M. A, I, PI. E„ Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
 C.B.HARRIS
Assayer
and
Chemist.
Accurate results Guaranteed. Re-
' ports will be returned on stage bringing samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Properties   in   the
Similhameen District.
Properties   Carefully  Sampled  and  Assayed.
Parkinson &
Feihersfonhauglft
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS
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 UND S
...Princeton, B. C-
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
GENERAL   NEWS
WAR SOTES.
Fate of Foreign ministers Still tin-'
certain—Kruger at Bay.
isters is a matter of much speculation.
Despite the fact,-that despatches have
.been received (through Chinese chan-
. nels) stating that, up to July 20th, the
Ministers were safe, the public generally
believe they have met their fate. This
view would seem to prevail with the
British government, as Lord Salisbury
has given out that an attempt to., enter
Peking will not be made   until   Septem-
future would b<
The British
Woosuni
icide.
Bonavenure   left
tary £
JfTthe morning   of   the   20th
to seize, the Ah Ping, with Li Hung
ig' on board.    Li   was   Dooked   for
ighai, but as his present   attitude  is
regarded as characteristically dubi
has beei
folloi
He
e started foi
ml J 11
silyf
>ugh
tatives of the poi
Tien-Tsin and neighborhood
uated by the Chinese ou the 2
The war in South Africa
overshadowed by the trouble i
pry Kingdom, still goes on. Late reports would seem to indicate that the
wily old man Oom Paul, was rapidly
nearing the end of his rope. It is reported that "Bobs" and Kruger now confront each other from eitner side the
walls of Middleburg, which place Lord
Roberts attacked in force on the 21st
inst., and a big battle was waged. President Kruger directed the defence-.
THE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE
Opened on Thursday Last—Speech
From the Throne, !Etc.
The first session of the ninth. parliament of British Columbia was opened on
the 19th inst., in Victoria, and proved
the largest and most brilliant gathering
of the kind since the opening of the new
buildings in 1898. The floor of the
house was a most attractive scene, the
glistening uniforms of the lieut.-,gov-
ernor's staff mingling with the bright
toilettes of the ladies. The galleries and
all available space was crowded with
spectators. More than unusual interest
centered in the occasion \ on account of
the first public appearance of the new
lteutenant-governor, Sir Henri Joly
de Lotbinere, who looked very fit in his
gorgeous robes. His staff consisted of
representatives of the army and navy,
officers from the Chilian warship in port
and the British ships, and from'1 the local
militia.
The speech from the throne, delivered
in an able and fluent manner, contained
the following summarized items :
After expressing pleasure at meeting
the house for the first time, the lieut.-
governdr is made to say that it is a matter of much regret that the empire is engaged at war with South Africa, and that
still further serious complications have
arisen in China. Satisfaction is expressed
for the manner in which the colonies
have come to the aid of the motherland
in her time of peril, and more especially
that the Canadian continget have earned
X praise of military authorities
rective work
of the provinc
defraying
nto the working
th a view to in
the   purpose
hts.
t-general's offic
nd   into  the
the question
to carry on the business
ment until the estimat
be immediately asked.
The session will be
purpose of voting suppl
After- the de.Hvei
lie throne and the
Monda
.,   Mr. :
of time
s H(
of the speech from
ustomary ceremonies,
y incident worthy of iiote took
on the motion to   adjourn   until
artiri thought it a  useless waste
Mr. Turner, who was in his
y frame of mind, very gen-
arked   that   the   oppo:
should be given time to stud}' th
speech, before being called upon to debate upon it. 'J^^l
Mr. Brown, of New Westminster, said
the opposition was quite prepared to go
on with the debate on the speeech ; they
asked for no consideration on that
gronnd.
The motion to adjourn was finally carried, and the house adjourned till   Mon-
Mr. Booth, member for North Victoria,
was elected speaker.
Blue Ribbon Ext
tof  Vanilla is the
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1 MRS. JAMES. PPODPlClOr. ¥
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£ Stopping Point for
f? Princeton stages.
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always been
Famous For the Excellence
of its table.
The nearest point to the
richest Silver L.ead mines
in B. C, 'Summit City.'
There is more gold in
Granite Creek than has
yet been taken out.
Hotel Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETONS PIONEER
*&  t&     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 qf
the day.
Mongolian Sympathisers Excluded.
Riveted Steel Pipe.
d Quai
I Steel Wafer Pipe for
z Mining, made up complete, or we will furnish i
ipecialty of all kinds of HEAVY SHEET IRON and STI
rstimates cheerfully.
ARMSTRONG & MORRISON,
Pelephone 250.
'FICE AND WORKS, I
VANCOUVER, B. C.
I MJUiordon, 1
MANUFACTURERS   OF   AND
DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
FURNITURE, CARPETS, OILCLOTHS, WIN= ■,«
DOW SHADES,  CURTAINS, CAMP BEDS,  J2.
M CORN/CE POLES, PICTURE FRAMING.^*
§
ESTIMATES FOR HOTEL, OFFICE
AND ALL OTHER FURNITURE
FURNISHED    ON    APPLICATION.
I
1 Kamloops, B.C. |
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE STAR
And secure Reliable Information in regard to the  Mining
Developments in the Famous Similkameen country.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
mw.
He was in a Hurry.
his office
, and five
his desk a
I the boy,
pectantly,
At the e
slightly at
> you tell me what 'bit-
'hard.'
uminous' means?"
"That's coal, too," Willie replied.
"But it isn't the same kind of coal that
anthracite is, is it ? Bituminous coal is
what we commonly refer to as soft coal
Now, Willie, let us see if you can form
a sentence containing the words 'anthra-
ml 'I
Wil
hat do you want?" he
vantajob.if you've
''Here's one—This morning before pa
started down town ma wanted $5 for groceries and things, and she tried to get it
by saying bituminous words, but pa
gave her an anthracite look, and when
h e disappeared around the corner she
was weeping bituminously."
Fo
:old, 1
ixed drink   go
tlu
afternoon
got a pla<
wasting ti
place wh.
Half an h
he's likely
he wants o
"What," asked the teacher, "does 'an-
"That's a kind of coal," said little Wil"
merchants all  carry   Blue
1 Pirmf^r IMUHe
Barbed™
ngyuguj
iptJilQgHglMICIjI
Shop!
HUGH
COWAN
st Harbi
r Shop Est
Si
milkameei
Palace Liveryl
** STABLES <*
KEREMEOS, B. C
D.J.INNISfPfop.
Saddl
11 ts in the Simil-
•011 Di
District     can     secure     horses
through to Princeton.
Run in Connection with. Keremeos Hotel
Special Stage
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
PiwiptioasjtCarefully,** Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly   ""
CLAIMS STAGE
UNE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilcfcena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
iaves  Nicola  Lake for Kaniloop,
every Friday at 6 a. m.
Opposite Post Office.      Princeton, B. C I
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 I-j^ves Princeton for Spences Bridge
Bridge-on Sunday. amj intermediate   points   every
j    Sunday at 7 a. m.
J A J. J Jill IH,  "fOpfj carry nail and   Express.
PRINETON ROUTE.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicolas
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
me Sunset Copper Mining Co., in
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
iline. It is an investment! No Speculation! Ore
enough in sight to return 100 per cent, on amount
invested.    BUY TODAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
APPLY TO
#7. Am BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
Princeton or Gram Fonts.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
FROM THE RECORDS.
H
m
uth, i
MINING LOCATIONS.
W01.P Lakb—
Podunk—T J Si
Copp
Jgh.
1 Mountain—
Cassino—G M Allison.
Simd.kambbn River—
Idaho—John McLane.
Le Roi No. 2—P Larson.
Friday Greek—
Monocco—H   Kennedy and ■ H   A
Whillans.     "
Aspen Grove—
Rose   Bud—T Sloan and W J Bolen.
May Flower— "
Bonanza—Chas Case.
Josie—T S Miller.
Ida—A McLennans.
Bessie—
Goodenough—Wm E Cropp.
Sunrise— "
Independence—        ''
U S—J H McAuley.
Liverpool—H M Sutton.
Shamrock—J E Bate.
Battle Axe—R J Armstrong.
White Horse—T Hunter.
Forrest Rose—J McDonald.
Maple Leaf—R Gulliford.
Fivb Mile—
Bunch Grass—Wm T Revely.
Bear Creek—
Majestic—Frank Lewis.
Rabbitt Mountain—
Reindeer—T A Connelly.
Boulder Creek—
North Star—A A Price.
Rimberley—       ''
Kelly Creek— h 'tVi?^>
Maple Leaf—C Debarro.
Rose—J Richardsr- *
Shamrock—X Murphy.
Thistle—TjLaxnbert.
One-Mile—
' Black Horse—Ole Borgeson.
Mountain Lion—Jas Matthews.
Whipsaw Crehk—
Nesplar—J N Prendergass.
Bow Belle—Wm Gutteridge.
Tulameen River District—
Alexandria—Wm G Hyland.
Paradise—Wm   Gutteridge   and   H
Webb.
Drumluman—Wm Rowe.
Mountain View—   "
Bird—P Gunderson.
Chief—H Campbell.
Roche River—
General Kitchener—C E Stevenson.
Big Horn—Gus   Powels   and   Chas
Ontario — Chas   Powels    and    Ike
Lougheed.
Brunswick — Charles   Powels,     Ike
Lougheed add A Stewart.
Sterling Creek—
Lion's Paw—J McDonald.
ASSESSMENTS.
Similkameen—David Leggett.
Iron Mask—V F M & D Co.
Home Rule— "
Jubilee-
Vancouver— "
City of Paris—Gordon Bouler.
Humming Bird—Harry Mills.
Blue Bird—James Brown.
Golden Sovereign—R J  Armstrong.
Great Republic—Samuel Bate.
Centennial—T Kelly.
Georgia—J B Silverthorne, et al.
Brigman—Mira Monte Mining Co.
Lost Treasure—C E Thomas, et al.
Gem—Wm Martin.
Sandon—Victor Ryder.
Marquis of Lome—C E Steveni
Yepow Jacket—Gordon Bouler
. Mia
Unk-
Swan—Ed O'Neil, et al,
Mineral Hill
Nicola Star—     "
Summit No. a—Frank.I
Lulu—Wm'Paskins.
TRANSFERS.
International, Nancy Hank, Coi
Gold Hill—Wm Houston to A Klock-
...JA1VPS5 HISLOP....
MIHINfJ AND CIVIL ENGINEER.
 Princeton, B. C	
The Nearest Point to the  10 Mile   Jv
Creek Mines. s~     T
Woodward's \
...HOTEL
LOWER NICOLA.
The shortest route by 10 Miles to
Princeton from Spences Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.
.The table  is supplied   with  produce from our own gardens.
I £ COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
p Headquarters for Smith's Stage
1
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 Bast Bound
5:51 IMPERIAL LIMITED 20:16
10:45- KAMLOOPS   LOCAL 17:4
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. COYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. g. p. a. agent
VANCOUVER, B.C. Spences Bridge
COOK & CO.
Princeton's
Pioneer Store.
 STORES AT	
PRINCETON  and GRANITE CREEK.
mmmmmm
G. W. Aide us,
The...
Hotel I
Tulameen
PROPRIETOR.
Is Now Open to the
Public
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE STAR
And secure Reliable Information in regard to the  Mintng
Developments in the Famous Similkameen country.
gP
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
m
NOTE «• COMMENT
-*
The Canadian sharpshooters at Bisley
are more than holdingtheir own.
It is estimated that the gold outpi
the Klondike will reach $25,000,000  this
irtial law has   been   proclaimed   at
« city, the necessity for which i
>f the jumping of mining claims and
|ere are at present 127 warships  of
>us types in Chinese waters.   All the
t powers are represented, with G
kin in the lead, and Uncle Sam
ing  man   of Butte, Modtana, while
Toronto recently, said he had great hopes
of British Columbia as tt mining
Kenneth P. Matheson, brother of post-
aster Matheson, of Phoenix, was in
wn Sunday, on' his-way from Christina
on 20rMilec:
ested.   This
Julj
iroperties in   Camp Hedley,
is the camp where Marcus
is group, the Nickle | Plate,
reloped.—Phoenix  Pioneer,
It is stated that between 800 and 1,000
Japs will be shipped to Manitoba this
year,.to be employed there as farm laborers. How the white hands who have
been in the habit of coming from Ontario
to assist in the harvesting will relish this
introduction of cheap labor, can be easily
imagined. At any rate, it will give them
a taste of what the laboring man of British Columbia has had   to contend with.
The Hon. W. C. Wells, M. P. P., the
new commissioner of lands and works,
was in Revelstoke on Saturday, the 14th
inst., and was interviewed by the board
of trade of that place regarding Government aid to the proposed wagon road
into the Big Bend district. The chief
commissioner replied that he thought
the government would be favorable to
the scheme, and said that personally he
was in favor of a vigorous policy of development of the resources of the country by road and trail building.    Hurrah !
Fraser River Fishermen's Strike.
The fishermen's strike on   the   Fraser
river is still in-an unsettled  condition,
and as the sookeye salmon are now
tering the river in large numbers, thousands of dollars are being lost by all cer.
cerned every day the trouble continue
The fishermen refuse to go  to work  fc
less than 25 cents a fish, while  the  cat
ners show that it is impossible to comply
with this demand, and in preference
operating the canneries at  such  a 1
they will close down.   The Westminster
and Vancouver boards of trade, however,
taking active steps to impress upon the
government the necessity of- immedia
action by the appointment of an arbtti
tion board or some similar  measure,
ensure a-speedy settlement of the present
state of affairs.   A serious affray, between
the police, protecting two fishing boats,
and the strikers, took  place   on   Friday
night last, the police being badly used.
It is feared that fire arms will   be   used,
so desperate is the  situation   becoming.
Mr. Ralph .Smith, M. P. P., is spoken of
as likely to be commissioned by the gov-
Stage Line
FAIRVIEW
KEREHEOS
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.
I Want
Your
Watcl
Repairing
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
^_Kamloops, B. C.
For the Best -
Table
Board
In Princeton try
MES. WH. HAEGEBMAN'S
n the table.
Board By The Dav, 1
m
I Just Scratch this
On your SLATE I
Similkameen
butchering £0.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
; .   Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. flanager.
S. A. HARTMAN
ROSSLAND, B. C.
MITING 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,
Office: 43 Columbia Ave. S. A. HARTMAN.
Prospector's Supply Store
c. E. THOriAS.
A new line of Gent's Furnishings
Just Received.     See Our Specialties in Shirts.
BRIDGE ST.
Princeton, B.C.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
What Lack of a Letter Did.
An enterprising restaurant proprietor
not until a crowd had collected that the
proprietor of the restaurant discovered
why there was a larger crowd outside
than inside.
An Excellent Idea.
An effort is being made by the Trades
courage Chinese from flocking into that
ing, ask-
10 do laundry work to either leave addresses at the newspaper offices or mail
them to M. H. Kane, president of the
council. A large number of people prefer having their laundry work done by
whites, and the members of the council
thought this the best way to furnish
those so desiring with addresses of white
Corks that have been steeped in v
ine are said to be an excellent substi
for glass stoppers without their di
vantages. They are not affected by acids
jr chemical fumes, and they do not
:ome fixed by a blow or by long dis
!G.L ALLAN I
I '
WHOLESALE *
T DEALERS IN *
l  i  1
c Boots and \
l\ .* SHOES* \\
£ VANCOUVER, B.C.
I I
Try Our Own Mining Boot,    y
It is just right. y
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
Wagn Repairing a Specialty.
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. flurdoch
Quick Returns
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improv
FRISCO MINERAL CLAIM, sit
leuben R. Shuttleworth. Free Min-
e No. B7446, intend, sixty days from
:o apply to the Mining Recorder for
A.nd further take not
of such Ccrtincat^cf?!
Dated ths 18th day of
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-
«a* blingin Connection. &
P. A. BARNHAPJ, Prop.
MALLWS
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,
_«UL BLACKSMITH
Expert Horse-shoer.     Wagons and Agricultural Implements Carefully Repaired.
AIX 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 IHAHtET
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,
jftj*.*.* j»E. BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos.
BEALEY INVESTMENT & TRUST CO.
LIMITED.
Agent. Greenwood, B. C.
Local Agents:
The Princeton Real Estate,
Mining and Assaying Office.
JElfMEIS.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
THE VERMILION f ORIS MINING
AND DEVELOPMENT COm, Ltd.
OWNERS OF THE TOWNSITE OF
PRINCETON
...Lots for Sale...
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similka-
iSieen and Tulameen Rivers* The business centre for the
following mining camps:- Copper Mi, Kennedy Mi, Friday, Boulder, Granite and 20 Mile Creeks, Summit,
Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove*
Splendid Climate and Pure water
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw From
Government Headquarters for Similkameen District.
-^==^==^====^==^===~==^Ptescnt Prices of ]^ts^^*==*~~=*=*==^=!~*^:!~*~*:
From $2.00 n $10. per front fool.
^^^    Size of Lots 50 x 100 Feet and 33 x 100 Feet*    & S> *£
Send for map to
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager V. F. M. & D. Co.

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