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m SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
Devoted to the Interests of Princeton and the Similkameen Country.
PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST nth, 1900.
$2.00 Per Yea
THE NEWS IN LONDON
a
A More Cheery Feeling Predominant.
Word at Washington—Anxiety at the
Capitol-Another Message to Peking.
London, Aug. 9.-4 p. m.—Beyond the
official news given out yesterday, the
morning papers contain no direct information of importance from China.
Thanks to the dispatches of Sir Claude
MacDonald and Rear-Admiral Bruce,
there is a general disposition to take a
more hopeful view of the situation. The
report of the appointment of Field-Marshal Count von Waldersee, as Commander-in-Chief of the International Forces,
meets with general approval.
The Rome correspondent of the "Daily
Mail" announces the receipt there of
official despatches from the Italian minister in Peking, Marques Salvago Raggi,
asserting that he left Peking on Jnly 31st.
presumably for Tien Tsin. This, however, is so utterly at variance with the
actions and intentions of the other Ministers heard from, that it seems almost
incredible. If true, it opens up an interesting field of speculation, concerning
the fate of the Italian representative.
"Washington, Aug. 8—The Chinese situation is considered very grave by the
authorities in Washington. The receipt
of the message from Minister Conger
last night, which indicated a continuation of the firing upon the legationers,
and the Chinese government's insistence
that the ministers should leave Peking,
which Mr. Conger considered would
mean certain death, brought matters to
an acute stage. All day the cabinet officers who were in town have been consulting with each other, and the President has been communicated with by
telegraph and over the Umg^listant telephone. Secretary Root peld two conferences with Attorney-General Griggs and
several with Acting Secretary of State
Adee, and their views werd communicated to the President. As a/result of these
consultations it was announced officially
at the close of the day, that a message to
the Imperiajgoyerrfment at Peking had
been delivered to Tg^flflf"! W", for
transmission to' his government. The
text of the message was prepared by
Acting Secretary of State Adee and Secretary Root, and in its final form was
made known to the President. ~ It was
decided not to make public the text of
this communication till Minister Wu has
had opportunity to forward it to his gov-
Jim Corbett and Kid McCoy are
matched to fight a 25-round bout at
Madison Square Garden on the evening
of August 30th. Charley White will be
referee.
A Million Dollar Loss.
Ashland, Wis., Aug. 6.—A round million dollar's worth of property was destroyed by fire in the lumber district of
this city today. The flames were checked
after three hours' struggle, and before
they reached the valuable sawmills and
ore-docks along the waterfront. ■ •
Terrible Gas Explosion.
Scran ton, Pa., Aug. 6.—By an explosion of gas this evening, two buildings
on Lackawana avenne, in the heart of
the business district, were completely
demolished, and 21 persons were injured by being ceught in the wreckage,
or struck by flying debris. The loss is
over $150,000.
War Loan Heavily Subscribed to.
New York, Aug. 7.—So great was the
demand for the new British war loan
that before 11 o'clock this morning
one of the United States agents announced that the subscriptions already
received would no doubt call for half of
the entire $10,000,000. Another of the
banking houses named in yesterday's
Bank of England circular, announced
itself ready to take all the bonds, if there
was any likelihood of such a proposition
being entertained abroad. Today's subscriptions came from insurance companies, corporations and private holders,
anxious to exchange United States government bonds for the new issue, on a
basis which would yield double the rate
of interest which their present   holdings
PURELY  PERSONAL.
Lucky Baldwin isn't in it with lucky
Richter.
Charlie Bonnivier was in town this
week outfitting.
C. W. Johnson is putting up a neat cottage on his ranch near town.
E. Voigt, from Copper mountain, was
doing bnsiness in town yesterday.
Dr. Whillans is havinghis house moved from its present nosition on Bridge
street to his lot olr^Cenley avenue. >f?
Mr. Locke and wife, of the Royalty
group, Friday creek, arrived in town this
week and put up at the Hotel Jackson.
Mr. L. Gibson aud family and Mr.
Boulter and wife returned to town yesterday after an absence of several weeks on
Mr. Gibson's ranch.
Mr. J. D. Adams started work yesterday
on what will be a very handsome cottage
for Messrs. Chas. Ritcher and C. Summers, at the rear of their business block,
on Bridge streek.
Mr. S. Spencer, manager of the Royalty
group, Friday creek, accompanied by
Mrs. Spencer, have movedintotown, and
taken up their residence in their new
cottage on Fenchnrch avenue.
Messrs. Day, Fielding and Barber returned the fore part of the week from a
trip to the Skagit, bringing with them a
goodly amount of huckleberries. They
report game and fish in abundance. Also
plenty of rain.
PRINCETON'S PROSPERITY ESTABLISHED.
Princeton-Keremeos Road to be Built at Once—Survey of the
Hope-Princeton Road Ordered—More to Follow
When Estimates Pass the House.
H
The future of Princeton is now firmly
established. Mr. Denis Murphy, M. P.
P. for West Yale, has loyally redeemed
the pledges he made to the Similkameen
people previous to his election as representative. Almost all the money voted
f jr the riding will be used in Princeton
and district. $10,000 will be voted for
that portion of the Princeton-Keremeos
road between Princeton and 20-Mile
creek, while East Yale receives a sum
amply sufficient to complete   the   road.
Mr. James Hisldp.-P. L. S., has received instructions to survey the Hope-
Princeton wagon road at nnre, and leaves
for Victoria via the Hope trail tomorrow
to make final arrangements for the work.
Fifteen hundred dollars will be voted for
the survey, and next session a provincial
appropriation will be made for the ■construction of the road.
Messrs. Jackson and Anderson returned
from Victoria last night, bringing a most
satisfactory account of the progress made
by the delegates representing Princeton
at the capital. The estimates have already passed the government. caucus and
are now before the house.    When   they
are finally voted it will be found that
Princeton will receive a number of important public works.
The Hon. W. C." Wells, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works is fully
alive to the importance of the Similkameen mining section and will lose no
time in calling for tenders for the construction of the Princeton-Keremeos road.
It is the intention of the government to
let this work bj^contract so the road can
be completed early ihis_fall. -Mr. Wells
is a capable bnsiness man, who by dint
of hard work and a thorough study of
his department has already succeeded in
arranging for the carrying on of important public works throughout the province. He has made arrangements to
visit Princeton and the Similkameen
country al Hie-close of present session in
order to familiarize himself with the
needs of the district. Mr. Denis Murphy
has also arranged a trip to Princeton via
the Hope trail as soon as the session is
over. The Star will publish a full report
of the estimates in its next issue, when
it will be found that the future of the
metropolis of the Similkameen country
is definitely assured.
RICH  GOLD STRIKE
Princeton   Happenings  in
Personal and Mining
Way.
The richest strike that   has   yet   beer
by th*<G'ut-
several
.    The
made in this
Whipsaw creek, adjacem
trail. The strike was m '
tridge party and is said
hundred dollars in gold
size of the ledge is not yet determined,
but it is expected it will be large. This
strike is a very important one, as it will
make the building of the Hope road in
the near future an almost certain thing.
If this new discovery turns out as expected, it means a big thing for   Prince-
The deals made by Messrs. Crawford,
Everett and Wells for the Copper Bluff,
Copper Cliff and Hold Fast claims has
now been consummated. Messrs. Jackson, Mills and Aldous, who own the two
former properties, and Mr. D. M. French,
who owns the Hold Fast, have signed
the bonds. Work will be started immediately, George Aldous having secured a
contract for three  100-foot   tunnels, one
to be driven on each claim. The bonding of these important properties to reliable mining men, means renewed activity on Copper mountain. The bonds
have been arranged in such a way that
work must be started at once and prosecuted vigorously to complete it in •'the
time specified. It is rumored that another group will be added to the holdings
of the investors.    If this is done, Copper
mountain wills*
1 the s
tion as Red mountain, Rossland, 1
pied in the busy days of the early history
of the camp, when every promising
claim was thoroughly prospected
and developed. Speaking of the Sunset
mine, the eastern mining men who visited it lately, said : "The Sunset proves
conclusively the existence of one of the
most wonderful deposits of copper ever
found. There is no question as to its
perinanance, the showings found all over
Copper mountain being proof of the extent and richness of the ore. We believe
that future development will prove that
Copper mountain is literally a mountain
of ore which can be mined and smelted
at a handsome profit. When the British
Columbia government realize the importance of your section and give adequate communication by means of roads,
trails, bridges and railways, the entire
district will develop in a fashion that
few men now living in the  country can
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
Mining News
BOUNDARY MINES.
Most of the skilled labor has been engaged for the Granby smelter, which is
expected to be blown   in within   a  few
Ma]
land,
ne Star and Washington ore, just
>s the line, on the Colville Indian
Ration, is being taken to the Granby
by wagon from the
the North Fork, to
The  Pioneer  is
Winnipeg that shipn
into the tunnel on the Storm, next to the
Noonday. There is a nice showing on
the Prank P., an adjoining claim.
The Galena Farm is shortly to have a
concentrator. It has very large bodies
of concentrating ore, embracing zinc,
galena and other values.
The crosscut tunnel on the Ajax has
tapped the lead at a distance of 400 feet.
There are 18 inches of ore in sight and
drifting on the vein will be commenced
immediately.
The Vancouver has let the contract for
a 700-foot crosscut tunnel, the longest on
the lake shore. It will be the main artery of the   property.    There are   zinc
lues in the mine, and the idea of this j
wer tunnel is to strike galena below the
pbr
the:
iragin
Silv
have shipped ten cars of
ore
for the pre-
ceding week, making a total
of 60 cars
sent to the Trail smelter.
It
is just two
months since the   first
shipments were
made from this mine.
Rumors of the purchas
eof
the Mother
R. have been current, bu
t'lac
the C. P.
tion.   The same thing ap
plies
to the al-
leged purchase of the B
C. 1
nine by the
Standard Oil people.
The Morrison Mining
Co.'s
office has
been   removed   from   G
nine
Forks  to
Greenwood.   At a specia
last week, A. M. Whitesi
..H. Sperry
and Duncan Ross were e
ectet
.The officers are A. H. Sp
erry
president;
F. H. Oliver, vice-preside
nt a
nd general
manager.
Up to date, the B. C. 1
from   re-
the rich gi
^feven weeks!
ha
be
shipped 23°'
1 thus far by this mine, on account of a shortage of ore cars. For the
last two weeks the B. C. has been shipping an average of four cars daily.
The London & Canada Syndicate,
which furnishes the capital to develop
-the property of the Boundary Creek Mining and Milling Co., near Greenwood,
has decided to plat a townsite of 540
acres adjoining Greenwood, and use the
proceeds to develop its claims. The
Gold Bug is one of them, and has done
some shipping.
mountain, above the   California.     1
have several good showings of  ore   and
the ledge exposed   for  several   hundred
feet on the surface.   Ore   is  showing
the face of all their tunnels.
ipr
igo there was a mineral
ver Cup hill   known
SLOCAN MINES.
The Boston, at New Denver, shipped
140I
The
ms of o
a Jui
les of Kootenay
for June was worth {900,000.
The Payne will divide $78,000 amongst
its stockholders on the 15th.
The St. Lawrence, near the Wakefield,
will be worked this summer.
During May 80 tons of galena shipped
from the Boston gave returns of $4,608.
The Young Bear, near the Bondholder,
is being ground sluiced to find the lead.
In one week the Whitewater shipped
134 tons.   The mill grinds a carload   ofj
tesdai
?rade
has   been
ar the En-
touched in the Iron Horse,
terprise, Ten-Mile.
In June the Ruth shipped 152 tons;
Payne, 550; Last Chance, 260; Slocan
Star, 480; American Boy, 20; Argenta,
20; Queen Bess, 402.
Prom 4 to x8 inches of ore has  come
would soon take its
front row.   The time to   begin
now.—Lardeau Eagle.
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros
pectors.
- An Ideal Summer Resort.
Dining Room Service Unsurpassed.    Only the
Choicest Brands of Liquors at the Bar.
JOB RICHARDS, Manager
I Want     2±J8ft~*
1 UUl We can save you
Repairing
REPAIRING
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
-K^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
her Consignment of Boots   and Shoes, Shirts and Underwear.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
Bridge St.
Rennie & Bell
PRINCETON  LUflBER,
SHINQLE and PLANING MILLS
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
mil and Office
Bridge Street,
PRINCETON. B. C.
j ON YOUR
WAY  TO
&
M.
PRINCETON
You will find a Comfortable
Resting Place	
1-5 1*11 LE
HOUSE.
"Bradshaws"
Well Stocked Bar and Excellent
Dining Room. Headquarters
for Twenty Mile Miniug 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,
tt>.
I
4
A BIG MINING FRAUD
The Klondike &  Columbian
Gold Fields, Limited.
Recent Inquiry Into this Company
Shows Bogus Financial Standing-
Colonial Board of Directors.
The timidity of the British public
investing in Canadian mining enterprises
is once more explained   by the  inquiry
recently held in London by   Mr.   Regi
trar Hood in the Bankruptcy Court buil
ings, into the   Klondike   &   Columbit
Gold Fields, Limited.   The company w
registered on Augnst 3th,   1897, with
nominal capital of ^100,000-divided in
95,000 ordinary, and 5,000 deferred shares
of £1 each, and was formed for the purpose of  operating in mining  and   other
properties in the Klondike   and   British
Columbia.   A compulsory wind-up ordc r
was made last February, when   a  statement of affairs was filed diSclosingunse-
cured liabilities of /s,737.   The ^assets,
valued at ,£2,808. are   subject   to claims
on debenture bonds for ,£4,279, and the
total deficiency as regards both creditors
and shareholders is returned at .£45,855.
The amount subscribed by th,e_public towards this company was   /"^s.oco.. and
the enquiry was held to   discover where
all this money bad gone.   The evidence
disclosed that a clerk in the ,war   office.
John Morris Catton, '
the
er, though the name of Charles Frederic^. Flocks a.clerk in his employ at £1
per week,
\ used. Catton, when
nth the red tape of the war office,
amused himself by promoting companies.
He plays a smaller game than Hooley,
but he plays it pretty often, for he has
already promoted eiehteen companies,
many of which he admitted were in
liquidation. The prospectus of the Klondike & Columbian Gold Fields Company
brought in .£27,166. Then the newly
formed company went into the company
promoting business itself, and launched
the New Golden Twins [Ontario] [Limited] to take over a property in Canada.
The public only subscribed ,£2,000 to
the New Golden Twins, a sum insufficient
to pay the advertising expenses. The
result was that the Klondike & Columbian Company was left with a large
block of shares on its hands, for which
there was no market. Attempts were
made to find one without success. Finally, a third company, also organized by
Catton, the JJawson City LKlondike] and
Dominion Trading Corporation [Limited'1
came to the rescue and "purchased'!
5,500 shares of the New Golden Twins\
from the Klondike & Columbian Gold
Fields Company. Wjth the .£2,750 thus
obtained a dividend (of 2b-~per cent, was
declared on the stock °f the Klondike &
Columbian Gold Fields Company. The
hope was that a market might be secured
for the stock. The public refused to
purchase, and consequently there was
nothing more to come, but the crash.
The Dawson City Company has also gone
into bankruptcy. Of the three the only
one left is the New Golden Twins. The
majority of the stock in that is held by
the shareholders of the two defunct com-
The enquiry showed that Catton. re-
reivedjn all f^T.^an^nT thp- tympany's
fundsT A small proportion of this was
paid out for expenses. He received 3,054
of the deferred shares of the company.
He sold the Klondike Co. shares in   the
Dawson City Co. for which he  received
/5.867.    He  also  sold the company a
one-tenth share in a passenger steamship
agency carried on   by him   for   £1,000.
His capital in the concern   w«s ftfilrinn.
The company lost   the   $5,000.   In   the
course ot the evidence it was  developed
that Catton gave 50 shares of the deferred
stock to the Hon. T. H. Turner. 50 to the
Hon. O. U. Fooley, Q. C., and 200 to M
J.  Boscowitz.     These   three   gentlem
formed the colQnj»f >w«rfl gf At venture
The disclosure   of these facts will u
doubtedly lead to still   further   timidity
on the part of British investors   toward:
Canadian mining investments.    But the
lesson will have its good Jesuits as well if
it checks such frauds as the one just di
closed.—Montreal Gazette.
For the Best
Table
Board
In Princeton try
MBS. WM. HAEGEBMAN'S
HOTEL
JONH NEIL.
Proprietor.
Stables in Connection.
M.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley, jt
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
w.
We Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors.
The James Robertson Co. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Manufacturers of Lead, Pipe, Shot Traps, White
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And secure Reliable Information in regard to the Mining
Developments in the Famous Similkameen country.
SIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING QOn
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. manager.
The Nearest Point to the  10 Mile
Creek Mines.
S 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.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage j
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
and Pack Train.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
work together with   one   common
purpose in view, sinking all   petty
iody said Dewdney
al "pull" with the
: local government,
Phese alarmists are
1 every community.
5 wise as they look.
do a great deal r
done towards
Dunsmuir government regarding
the immediate construction of necessary public works at this point, and
Mr. I^Dewdney and one Allison
(no doubt one and the same person.)
Each correspondent sets forth his
case at some length, showing up
the apparent advantages of the two
places, to suite" the case.
We fail to (see any material good
for licensees to furnish securities for
the payment of fines, etc.; the fee
for a hotel license in rural districts
is to be $60, and "Hhf'Ff^1 <?Vl,'"'*gg
will not be granted licenses Japanese are not prohibited! from obtain-
was the ca;
■ the Semli
in   the
govern-
appa
iape
'"Tis!" and the other " Tisn't!"
This is simply a waste of time and
energy. Let the people of Princeton-give a long pull and a strong)
pull, and what is most important
of all, let them pull all together,
and we need have no fear of Allison
the nee
before t
ernment would have the nerve to
ignore such demands. Mr. Dewd-
ne^s little scheme is plainly to have
the erection of these public buildings deferred until some future
late, when it is hoped Allison will
be able to make a more favorable
howing, arguing that it is to be
the terminus of the C. P. R., when
it comes through this country,
and other things too numerous to
mention. But it is not at all likely
he can accomplish his purpose.
The C. P. R. generally goes where
there is business to be done, and
with Copper mountain, Kennedy
mountain and Friday creek (all in
the immediate vicinity of Princeton)
working full blast, no one need
lose any sleep about the railroad
not coming here.
But let it be remembered that the
ultimate success of this or any
other town rests largely with the
citizens   themselves.    If they   all
TherCape Nome bubble has burst,
few months ago thousands of
ger prospectors were hurrying to
the, new goldfields. They arrived
at their destination only to be bitten. Now, such of them as Tiave
the means have abandoned the
place, and the United States government has beeivforced to consider
the matter of the removal of several
hundred who are so destitute that
they can neither maintain themselves at Nome nor pay their way
out. Cape Nome was worked for
all it was worth by the merchants
of Seattle and the United* States
transportation companies, but it has
been worked out and something
new will have to be devised to victimize those who failed to take the j
Nome bait.—Nelson Tribune.
it   has
nting these peo-
-k   for
s, who
t be induced by any ordinary considerations to join in a boycott   of Oriental   labor.    But   we
ourselves are as much to   blame as
the federal authorities, although it
is always a consolation to have "the
government" to abuse on the head
of it.—Revejstoke Herald.
c^jme great seal of the British Empire is worn out, and a new one has
been ordered at a cost   of $5,000:
The new one will be the fourth   of
the reign   of  Queen Victoria, and
the old one, that is to say the   one
that has been worn out   by twenty
years of continuous service, will become the perquisite of the  Earl of
the lord   chancellor
he great sea
British sovereignty
mpress in wax
is attached to every royal charter,
warrant or official document, bearing the sign manuel of the sovereign. It is used for all acts of state,
for writs to summon parliament, for
the ratification of foreign treaties,
and such documents as treaties,
writs summoning parliament, etc.,
have no legal value unless sealed
with the great seal. That is why
King James II. on his flight from
England deliberately dropped the
great seal into the Thames, knowing that there was nothing which
he could possibly do that would
cause so much inconvenience to the
government which had deposed
him as the absence of the great
seal, and the impossibility therefore
to summon parliament or to undertake any sovereign act until a new
one was engraved. If he dropped
it into the Thames rather than
take it away with him to France,
it was because he felt almost certain
that he would be captured before
he even reached the mouth of the
river.—Ex.
The sensible and moderate tone
adopted by the various speakers at
the meeting on Saturday evening
last is as much to be commended as
is the acumen with which the
meeting hit the real nail on the
head with regard to „the Chinese
difficulty. There is no doubt^that
it is the white people of British Columbia themselves, as a whole and
as individuals, who are very largely
to blame for the inrush of Orientals
into the province. If we did not
employ Chinese in any way, they
could not make a living and would
not only cease to come in, but very
quickly begin to go out. The Dominion government might no doubt
JOHN W. PECK &C0-
Wholesale Clothing
 and	
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful   and   Prompt   Atention   to all
LETTER ORDERS.
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C.
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E.
P. 0. S. M. A, I, n. 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
Similkameen District.
Properties   Carefully  Sampled  and   Assayed.
Parkinson &
retherstonhaugh
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
H. A. WHILLANS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN
and
SURGEON.
Princeton, B.C
 JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEEE.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
 Princeton, B. C	
M
 Vu^ U
THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
Copper Galore.
Mr. Thorwald Hartman, of Rossland,
says the Miner of a late date, has returned
from a prospecting trip through the
Similkameen and Nicola sections. While
there he staked five claims, two in -Nicola
and three in the Similkameen. They
are*all copper claims, and I have showings which vary from two to five feet in
width.   In speaking about the  country,
Mr.
intrj
copp
:ould
world. I cannot imagine that there
be found any better showing than are tc
be found on Copper mountain, on Kennedy mountain and in the Nicola district. I was in the Nicola and Similkameen section for the past three and a half
months, and visited most all of the be
known properties on Copper mountai
The Sunset, Lost Horse, Helen Gardner
and Copper Farm are all great properties
and all are situated on the same big
mineral belt. The Similkameen Coppei
of Spokane, has a fine show-
Gopher  and
the government of Italy will go on with-
it a break.
Rome, July 30.—King Humbert's body
will be brought to Rome and laid to rest
in the Pantheon. It is stated that the
name of the assassin does not appear in
the list of dangerous Anarchists known
to the police. A few morning papers
publish short tributes to tne noble qualities of King Humbert, declaring that it
was due to his love for the working
classes that he fell a victim to an assassination. If the absence of the new King
is prolonged beyond forty-eight hours, a
brief regency willbe established in accordance with the constitution.
Mines, ]
The
has generally a wonderful showing.   Th<
sulphide of copper and the   ledge   is   1
soil Belle, owned by Mr. Kennedy.   Mr
DavicTMorgan, of the Clarendtfnfdf 'tHii
5 the
of 1
Copper n
it as Rossland.'1
Liked Nicola District Best
A. McClellan returned Thursday from
a prospecting tour through British Columbia. He was over the Keremeos
country, Twenty-Mile creek, Princeton
and Nicola. Of all the countries he
- thinks the Nicola country the best. It is
about 60 miles from Princeton by wagon
road and about half that distance by
trail. It is an easy country to travel
over but hard to prospect in because
cover. The ledges are worth hunting
for, however. The ore is copper and
gold and very jiigh grade. It is better
rock than is found in most any of the
other copper districts of British Columbia. It is comparatively a new country,
having been very little prospected so-far.
Mr. McClellan says that it is essentially
a poor  man's   country.—Palmer Moun-
KING HUMBEBT SHOT.
His Majesty the Victim of an Infamous Assassination.
Monza, Italy,~fu!y 30.—King Humbert
has been assassinated. Hewasshot here
last evening by a man named Angelo
Bressi, and died in a few minutes. The
King had been attending a  distribute
mid the
s struck
quick
competition. He had just en
carriage with his aide-de-camp,
cheers of the crowd, when he v
by ihree revolver shots fired
succession. One pierced the heart of
His Majesty, who fell back and expired
in a few minutes. The assassin was immediately arrested and with some difficulty saved from the fury of the people.
He gave his name as Angelo Bressi, describing himself as Prato, in Tuscany.
He is an anarchist. After being taken
into custody he said: "Tell them I came
from America on purpose to kill Humbert. I have only just arrived from America and know no one. I spent a day at
Bologna and then came on to Milan.
The heir to the throne, the Prince of
Naples, is an exceedingly able man, and
it is the general belief that in his hands
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE
Similkameen
ate I intend I to apply to the
r of Lands and Works fo-
lase 240 acres of land, as fol
n a post planted on the soutl
NOTICB.
Certificate of Improvrment.
VIRGINIA, ALABAMA aND NOONDAY  Mil
eral Claims, situete in the Similkameen Mil
ing- Division of Yale District.
TAKE NOTICE that X,,John D. Aadersoi
P. L. S. of Trail, B. C, Free Miner's Certified
No. B39356, for myself and as agent for John !
Clute. FreefMiner's;Certiflcate No. 3&?m, (Troi
tees) intend, sixty-days from the date hereof, I
apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates <
Improvements,   for   the  purpose of obtainin
NOTICE.
Certicate of   Improvements.
EKING   AND   KIMBERLEY   FR
, of such certificate of imvymSOISSiSJiJ, ^,
Dated this 21st day of July, 1900.
17-26 R. H. PARKINSON.
NOTICB.
Certificate of Improvement.
ffRISCd MINERAL CLAIM, situate in the Simi
2., kameen   Mining Division  of Yale Distric
Where Located:—On Copper mountain.
■'TAKE NOTICE that I, J. D. Anderson, P. L.i
of Trail, B. C, acting as agent for David A. Stev
art, Free Miner's Certificate No. J7433, Georg,
Garduier,'Wee Miners Certificate No. B279205
John W. Nelson, Free Miner's  Certificate "-
19740A, and Reuben R. Shuttleworth. Free 	
er's Certificate No. B7446, intend, sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for
a certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, undei
' be commenced before the issu
-tificate 1
JNO. D-
MP.Gordon,
MANUFACTURERS   OF  AND
DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
t
I
FURNITURE, CARPETS, OILCLOTHS, WINDOW SHADES, CURTAINS, CAMP BEDS,
CORNICE POLES, PICTURE FRAMING. ^^
ESTIMATES FOR HOTEL, OFFICE
AND ALL OTHER FURNITURE
FURNISHED   ON    APPLICATION.
Kamloops, B.C.
I-
t
The
TULAMEEN
Hotel
G. W. ALDOUS,  Proprietor.
PRINCETON, B. C.
Prospector's Supply Store
C. E. THOriAS.
A new line of Gent's Furnishings
Just Received.     See Our Specialties in shirts.
BRIDGE ST.
Princeton, BX.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
PRINCE ALFRED DEAD.
Sake of  Saxe-Coburg,   the  Queen's
Second Son, Panes Away.
Coburg. July 31.—Prince Alfred Ernest
Albert, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, died at 10
o'clock lest evening, at Rosena castle,
from paralysis of the heart. Recently at
' a consultation of specialists in Vienna it
was discovered that there was a cancerous growth at the root of his tongue. By
his sudden death he escaped a painful,
lingering death.
During the minority of his heir, the
Duke of Albany, the governor of the
duchy, will be conducted by the hereditary .Prince of Hohcnlohe Langeberg, the
guardian of the young duke.
London. July 31.—The news of the
death of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg Go-
tha, second son of Queen Victoria, has
created a sensation. There were many
callers at the Clarence and Marlborough
Houses and Lord Chamberlain's office.
Flags w ere half-masted. The Queen was
deeply affected. It is stated that the
body of the late duke will be embalmed
and brought to England for interment,
and that it will lie in state at Windsor.
Numerous public and semi - public
functions have been abandoned and the
ebbing season will be brought to a sudden close, as the court and society will
immediately be ordered into mourning.
Two Hen Killed at the Le Roi.
While four men were shovelling out
the ore brought down by a blast in the
stope above the seventh level of the Le
Roi mine, oh Wednesday last, a great
mass of rock fell on   them,   killing  two
rely inju,
o dead n
othe
Tils and Daniel
Colvile, who are horribly crushed, and
the injured one is August Bress. The
latter escaped through being among the
timbers close to the hanging wall, and
these warded off the rock from him. He
has a severe scalp wound on the back of
his head, was struck by a rock between
the shoulders and had an abrasion on the
left leg. The fourth man escaped entirely through being close to the hanging
The Dominion Elections.
A meeting of the executive of the Ontario Reform Association, with Sir Richard Gartwright present, was held on the
4th inst. at Toronto. It is understood
that, as a result of its deliberations, the
general elections are to take place on or
about Tuesday, October 16th.
Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars spent on wagon roads and trails in
the'mining districts within a year will do
more to advertise the advantages of Brit-
sh Columbia as a minirg ecpntiy Than
twice that sum spent in mining comm s-
sions and fitting up luxurious quarters'
for worn-out politicians in London.—Nel-
Recent despatches show that the Russian soldier is too frequently proving as
cruel a ruffian as the Chinese Boxer and
equally merciless to women and child-
dren. 'There is some consolation in the
thought that many of these Muscovites
will get their deserts in Manchuria, ere
a struggle ends, which may easily half
bankrupt Russia as a state. This would
prove by no means to the disadvantage
of the world at large.
In the case of the Massey-Harris peo
pie, of Toronto, against four strikers,
Chief Justice Meredith has refused to
commit the men for non-observance of an
injunction restraining the strikers from
interfering with non-unionists. The
learned judge held that a man on strike
has a perfect right to expostulate, but not
intimidate, any persons about to take
their places.
NOTICE
Sixty days after date I intend to  apply to
Chief/Commissioner of  Lands and   Work!   ___
lows': Starting from a post planted on the soi th
bank of the Similkameen river, join ing the wes*
doundary line of Indian   reserve, and   followinj
thence a» chains east to the west boundary lini
'of Indian reserve; thence 20 chains north t<
point  of commencement,   and   containing   241
1 Pioneer HIP^
1 r IU11CCI   jrjnitayGife
diHIiHIil
J5HSHS1 U«.l U^l ISlGTlGil
I1KI1I3]
mumi
HUGH COWAN, Prop.
t Barber Shop Estat
Similkameen.
Opposite Post Offic<
Princeton, B. C
Prospectors
....STOPl\
If you want to Outfit cheaply
and quickly, do so at the	
..KEREMEOS STORE.
WH. HINE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
ycu start prospecting.
Mining Supplies of Every]
DESORIPriOM KET IB STOCK.
Granite
Greek..
mm   m  Hotel
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always been
Famous For the Excellence  <
of its table.
The nearest point to the i
richest Silver Lead mines j
in B. C, 'Summit City.'
There is more gold in
Granite Creek than has j
yet been taken out.
Stopping Point for
Princeton stages.
Hotel Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETONS PIONEER
<& <£ HOTEL *& a*
The Resort
For Prospectors and Mining Men.
Hrsi 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.
%?
Riveted Steel Pipe.
ARMSTRONG & MORRISON,
COOK & CO.
Princeton's
Pioneer Store.
STORES AT-
PRINCETON
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,
Office: 43 Columbia Avk. . S. A. HARTMAN. _ .
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
The shipments from the Le Roi for the
week ending July 4th were the largest
ever sent from that mine, reaching 5,730
tons, or 66 tons more than for the previous week. Of this, 4,890 tons went to
Northport, and the remainder of 840 tons
to Trail. July was the banner month for
the Le Roi, the total output being 18,508
tons in 27 working days, there having
been interruptions due to Dominion Day
and Fourth of July festivities.
vgirlc
"We'll either have to get
a new iceman, George."
"Let it be a new iceman, then. What's
the trouble?"
"This iceman is so good looking that
he makes Maggie nervous. Yesterday
morning she got so mixed up that she
tried to get him to put   the   ice   in   the
"She's a strong advocate of the temperance cause, isn't she ?"
"Yes, indeed. She never even enter-
tiins a doubt, because doubts are so often
dissipated."—Philadelphia Bulletin.
Customer—I say, waiter, this steak is
terribly burned.
Waiter—That's true, sir; I'm only glad
it ain't no wuss. There's a gent over
t lere as 'as got one simply broiled to   a
For a cold, mixed drink go tc
Hotel Jackson.
Princeton merchants all carry
Ribbon Extracts.
Blue Ribbon Extract of Vanilla i
best on the market.
Blue Ribbon Extract of Lemon is :
the
a the
1 fruit
of Trail, i!
John W.'
of such Certificate of Improve
JNO. I
Dated this 18th day of May,.
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE-
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pro:
An Ideal Summer Resort.
Palace Livery
<& STABLES .*
KEREMEOS, B. C.
D.J.INNIS,Pfop.
Travellers from the Boundary
District can secure horses
through to Princeton.
Run in Connection with Keremeos Hotel
JOB RICHARDS,
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 & €0.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
F.iIRVIEW and CAMP McKINNEY.
Presriptions ^Carefully j* Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
CLAIMS STAGE
LINE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
I^eaves 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., lm.
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
f
fline.   It is an investment I   No Speculation I   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.
PRINCETON or Grand EorHs.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
NOTE AND COMMENT
[ French & Day
China's "open door"
semblance to the open
now.—Montreal Herah
1jusl
When the British army gets at the
Boxers it will be largely a case of a Bull
in a China shop.—Vancouver World.
When the wars are over Aguinaldo,
Prince Tuan and Oom Paul might get
together  and   organize. — Washington
and 28th.    His   H
inor   Lieut.
Sir Henri Joly has
>een invited
the exhibition.
A Walla Walla fa
rmer sold h
ranch two months e
go ancUvcn
to win a fortune.
He/now
Walla Walla winni
HJ/M7 a mo
ranch hand.   And
•etheisonl
out of some 20,000.-
-Republic I
News has reached
Republic fr
Forks to the effect
that  Rube
a speech.   Th
look wise and
f makes it a condi-
cept together.
il found a fine flow of v
hat section, beats   oil
>r two years a member of
moral is that it is better
to keep his mouth shut,
y's patience and get kick-
exasperated  electorate.—
mrage the patronage of
ies in that city, in order
low boys out  by lack   of
attempt will fail, as it
:er the almond-eyed  fel-
foothold. The Phoenix
•    They were discouraged
■. Denis Murphy,
rtion of money for
entire district from
will be remember-
Mr. Murphy best
vill represent not
2 of the district.—
TINSMITHS
PLUHBERS
GUNSniTHS
...PIMP DRIVING DONE..
Our Camp   Stove is the  Boss for
Prospectors.
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-
JP bling in Connection. JP
P. A. BARNHAPJ, Prop.
SMOKE
Tsucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS  and
CIGARETTES.
*T*hey are the Purest
J^ certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo.LTuckelf&sonco.
HAMILTON, ONT.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
"Imperial
Limited"
DAILY TOURIST CARS
5T. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains-pass Spences  Bridge as follows:
5:5* IMPERIAL LIMITED 20:16
10:45 KAMLOOPS   LOCAL 17:4
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. COYLE, W. MAXWELL,
May be Divided on the Questions of the
Day, but the People of Princeton are
UNITED in their Opinion as to the
BEST PEACE 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 !
Some there are still guide by the
old ruts and false ideas. To these
we say earnestly.
Investigate I
4» Em Howse,
GENERAL MERCHANT.
PRINCETON and NICOEA.
Otter Flat Hotel
DEBARRO & THYNNE.
PROPRIETORS.
FISHING AND HUNTING RESORT. BO*TS KEPT
bo.tskept FINE BOATING ON OTTER LAKE.
Nearest Stopping Place and Supply Point for Boulder Creek, Kelly Creek,  Slat
Creek, and Summit Mining Camps Mining Men and Prospectors can outfit,
Store in connection with hotel.
Headquarters for all stage lines.
Hotel Jackson
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor.
PRINCETON
DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAE SUPERVISION.
ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS OF EIQUORS  AND
CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CEASS STABLE IN
CONNECTION.
-4k.:
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
THE MINISTERS SAFE
Direct News From the Minis-
istcrs at Peking.
The Welcome News Received on All
Sides With Great Rejoicing—Chi
nese Laying Mines.
London, July   30.—In   the   house   of
s to-day, William St. John Brod-
secretary   of   the
nd   the despatch   from
tying
erick,   parlii
foreign   office,
the British con
that the foreign ministers at Peking
safe on July 22nd. Mr. Broderick all
read a despatch in which the statemei
was made that a strong body of troop
composed almost entirely of Hwang Su
was around the legations and that the
Chinese were forced to block the
with sunken craft with a breach c
left bank in order to flood the
the eastward. Mr. Broderick added th
the council of admirals decided that 1
July 16th that the railroad between Taku
and 1
should
ed
managed by the Russians.
London, July 31.—Sir Claude Mac
Donald's welcome despatch, dated. Pe
king, July 20th, and received in cipher
is accepted on all sides as dispelling anj
doubts that may still have existed re
garding the genuiness of the despatches.
Owing t
the
message fails to  show   the   number  of |
wounded.   The message fails to menti<
the other legations and other matters* of
distressing importance, but it should
borne in mind that the British  mini
may not be aware that all   his   previ
despatches have   been   suppressed,
may be under the impression   that   the
government is fully posted  regarding all
recent occurrences.
London, Aug. 5.—Last night's despatches add nothing to the general
formation concerning the progress of
events in China. Although the agents
of the cable companies at Tien-Tsin
July 30th, asserted that the censorship of
press despatches had been abolished, it
is evident that correspondents are not
allowed to cable any account of the ad ■
vance in the direction of Peking. According to a despatch from Shanghai,
dated August 3rd, the principal opposition will be met 20 miles west of Tien-
Tsin, where it is stated that the Chinese
have obstructions. Mines are said
have been located under the railway, the
line apparently being left intact.
Porcupine Gold Fields in Canada.
The work of delimiting the provisiona
boundary in the disputed Alaskan-Can
adian territory having been completed ir
that part crossing the Dalton trail and
touching the Porcupine district, the A:
ericans in the district find that nearly
one-half of the Porcupine gold mine!
in British territory. It had been the
general opinion for a long time that the
mines and in fact the entire Porcupi
district were on the American side. Much
of the Dalton toll road leading to Porcu
pine city also lies within Canadian ter
ritory, according to the survey. The
American miners in the Porcupine have
addressed a protest to President McKin-
ley. The commission will be in the vi-
v cinity of Skagway a month delimiting
the provisional line on White Pass and
Chilkoot Pass. The Porcupine plat
mines, it is estimated, will yield #250,(
this year.
!G.L ALLAN I
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
** SHOES *&
| VANCOUVER, B. C. 3
\ \
t    Try Our Own Mining Boot.    J
t It is just right. $
Biacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
"Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. flurdoch
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
WM. BEAVIS,
 GENERAL 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 MARKET
BUSINESS STREETS.
THIRD AVE., 100 Feet Wide, Lots 30x120.
CORNER LOTS  $150; Inside   Lots $100.
OTHER STREETS.
CORNER LOTS $100.00.    INSIDE $75.00.
TERMS:
Terms: One-Third Cash; Balance Three and Six
Months Time.
For Further Information Apply to
R. H. PARKINSON, Fairview,
jp-jp-jp-jpjiR. BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos.1
BEALEY INVESTMENT & TRUST CO.
LIMITED.
General Agent*   GreCOWOOd,   B.   C.
Local Agents:
The Princeton Real Estate,
Mining and Assaying Office.
JEHEMEOS.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
THE VERMILION FORKS MINING
AND DEVELOPMENT COm, 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 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.
=*=-■■■■'■■■■■"■   ■■..,■, '.—Present 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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