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PRINCETON, B. C, SAl*tJR5>AY, APRIL 7th, 1900.
$2.00 Per Year.
LATE WAR TIDINGS
British  Reverse at Bushman
Kop.
Queen Victoria Arrives at Dublin'
Prince of Wales Shot   At—Oxford
and Cambridge Boat Bace.
BnussEts,  Apr.  4.—The
Wales- wbs shot at today while leaving
the railroad station.   He was not hurt,
Alderman   McQueen,   of   Va
states that if the Liberal convention
dorses the Hon. Joseph' Martin he will
Queen Victoria arrived in   Dublin
the 4th inst.   Her Majesty met with  a
.-• wonderful reception,  the  city being en
fete for the occasion.
The British force under Col. Broad-
wood, consisting of the 10th Hussars,
Household' Gijuralsy," two Horse Batteries,
and a force of mounted. infantry unde
Col. Pilcher werewnbushed at Bushman1
• l£og on Saturday last. The British forces
asterly retreat, but lost 350 men
: gun
Later.—It is reported that two of the
guns have been recaptured.
Heavy fighting is reported   beti
Brandfort and Bloemfontein.
A dispatch from Maseru, Basutoland,
dated Monday, Apr. 2nd, says the Earl of
Rosslyn, who is acting as war correspondent for the Daily Mail, in South Africa,
and who left there on Apr. 1st. 01
way to Thalbanchu, has probably fallen
into the hands of the Boers.
London, March 31.—The greatest rowing contest of Europe, between the Oxford and the Cambridge crews, ended
today in a most pitiful procession. Thi
only interesting feature was that the
. record time was equalled. The crowds
were in no way diminished from the
mendous proportions of recent years, but
there was no chance for enthusi
Just a few generous cheers for Oxford
were given as she trailed along, at time
hidden from the leader by the twists ii
the river.
J - Oxford is officially estimated to have
jg been beaten in one minute, but as a mat-
• ter of fact the dark blues had ceased rowing before they reached the winning post,
and about a quarter of a mile seperated
at the finish. At no time in the race did
Oxford appear to make any serious efforts to catch up with their rivals, who
led from the start. The losers were
beaten before the race began, and the
hundreds of thousands that blackened
the banks of the Thames realized it.
KEREMEOS   NEWS.
W. Hine and Co. have completed the
painting of their store.
Charlie Richter is confined to his bed
with a severe attack of La Grippe.
The Lowden family from Loomis,
Wash., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Richter. fmr-
The C. P. R. surveyors will reach town'
'with the location line early in the cbm-
A number of new buildings have been
arranged for, amongst others being a
general store, a blacksmith shop and a
large hotel.
The Townsite Co., have made arrangements for a portable sawmill to start in
business and we expect shortly to have
an attack of building fever.
Our great trouble in town is the lumber
famine.   .What with pad roads, and g|ei
eral scarcity of lumber in the district,
building has been greatly retarded.
The Keremeos Hotel is crowded with
visitors every day and Mr. Neil expects
' shortly to build an addition to enable
him to handle the- summer trade, which
will be large.
Mr. E. Bullock Webster has purchased
a four ton wagon scale which he will have
put up on Third avenue. It will b<
great convenience to farmers and freighters as they have had considerable difficulty in the   past  in   weighing heavy
Summer weather prevails in the valley
and already the fruit trees are in blossom.
Frank Tlichter expects to cut his first
crop of alfalfa in about three weeks time,
which will be fully a month earlier than
last year. Alfalfa over a foot high at
this time of year is a strong tribute to its
^exceptional growing qualities.
A strong effort is being made to
the minister of mines to appoint a deputy
recorder for this district at Keremeos.
Such an appointment will be a great convenience to the prospectors and mining
men, who at the present time are forced
to make a trip to Fairview for recording
purposes.
Jt A Remarkable Peat.
To bring a-four horse team and heavy
freight wagon to Princeton, over the
trail from Keremeos, would, to anyone
who has travelled the route, seem an
utter impossibility. This was accomplished successfully this week however,
by J. P. McMahan, an old time freighter,
of Greenwood, B. C. At only one point
on the trail was it found necessary to
pack the wagon, the balance of way McMahan brought it in the usual manner.
His advice to any person who might
think of following his-example is 'Don't.
MINIM DEVELOP'MT
Work Being Done on Various
Mines Near Princeton.
Five Mile Creek Camp Looking Well
—Kennedy Mountain Properties
Will be Worked.
Sup't Ike Lougheed, of the Sunset was
in town this week and reports work progressing steadily at the mine. The whole
of the shaft is in good pay ore and
proving slightly with depth. Sup't
Lougheed has worked properties in every
mining camp in British Columbia, but
asserts that the Sunset is the richest property at the present stage of development
that he has ever seen. ■■>jt$j£&fc$!jSii3
The Triangle.
One of the richest surface showings 01
Copper Mountain is on the Triangh
claim owned by the Thomas Bros., of
Princeton. An open cut has been run on
the ledge, 30 feet long with 20 foot face
in which a tunnel has been started.
The vein is 5 feet wide the walls being,
clean cut and well defined. The ore is a
rich copper sulphide, assays from 8 to 22
per cent, in copper and $3 to $6 in gold.
Sufficient work will be done on the property this season to obtain a crown grant.
The Triangle will be heard of in the
future development of Copper Mountain
as it is today one of the most promising
prospects in the camp.
Shamrock Group.
About four miles from the mouth of
Five Mile Creek, a mineral belt which
attracting considerable
been discovered. There
claims staked, everyone of them showing
strongly minearlized rock. On the
Shamrock group, owned by L. and W. C.
Gibson, an incline shaft is being sunk
•on the Union Jack fraction. Assays from
the ledge at a depth of 20 feet, give $10
in gold and $6 in copper. As far as
shown the ledge is over 7 feet wide, the
foot wall cutting the formation at an
angle of 45 degrees and running true
and smooth as the side of a chimney.
The shaft will be continued to a depth of
70 feet when a cross-cut will be run to
'ili&Bmtm& the width of the ore body.
P. Russel is doing assessment work on
his property close to the Shamrock group
and altogether the Five Mile creek camp
shows indications of being one of the
most promising in the district.
Kennedy Mountain.
Snow has now entirely disappeared
from the mountain and assessment work
is being done on several properties.
Claims are all looking well. A full report of this camp will be given in next
week's issue of the "Star."
COUNTY COURT SESSION.
The following request is being sent by
today's mail to Judge Spinks' at V einon,
B. C:
Sir:— We the undersigned business
men of the town of Princeton, respectfully submit to your Honor, the advisability
of a June session of the county court being held at this point, owing to the manifest inconvenience of proceeding to
Nicola, distance 72 miles. Kindly advise Mr. Hunter, local registrar here of
your Honor's intentions. All of which
are respectfully submitted. .  , ■
Here follow the signatures of thirty of
Princeton's principal business men:
NICOLA NEWS.
Geo. Armstrong of Lower Nicola, left
for Vancouver. He goes as a delegate -to
the Liberal convention.
Fred' Howse rode out to Princeton
Thursday, where he will probably remain
for the si
Among the passengers on Friday's
stage for Princeton were noticed, Mrs.
Murdoch and family, Hon. ex-Gpv.
Dewdney, and Mr. Ernest Waterman of
Princeton.
"Hello! Is that you Kamloops?" will
be a common cry in town next week.
The 'phones are here and will be set up
as soon as possible.
LATE ARRIVALS.
Mr. W. D. MacMillan, Mr. T.J. Swans-
borough and Mr. P. V. Heath rode into
town this morning over the Keremeos
trail. Mr. Swansborough wW*take
charge of the liquid department of the
Hotel Jackson and Mr. Heath will start a
barber shop, having made arrangements
to set up his chair temporarily at the
hotel.
Mr. MacMillan is one of the best
known mining men in the province. It
is safe to say that there is not a camp in
the province which he has not visited. His
last trip to the Similkameen was made
over 12 years ago when Granite Creek
was the most important point in the district. Por the past six months Mr. MacMillan has been operating in the Boun-
dry creek country with headquarters at
Greenwood where he is interested
with his brother in the general
merchandise business. The brothers
also own one of the best corner lots on
Bridge street in this city, on which they
.texpect^o^build in the near future. Mr.
MacMillan leaves for Keremeos on Monday but will return to Princeton in ten
days and make headquarters here for the
For reliable information in regard to
the Similkameen country subscribe for
the Star.
w
 THE /&IMU.KAMEEN STAR.
PABTY SPIBIT.
The following from the de Coverly Pa-
pere by Joseph Addison has a strong bearing on the political question in this province and is worth careful perusal.
"There cannot a.greater judgment befall a country than such a dreadful spirit
of division as rend a government into two |
distinct people, and mates them greater
strangers and more adverse to one another, than if they.were actually two different nations.. The effects of such a division are pernicious to the. last degree,
not onl/with regard to those advantages
which they give the common enemy, but
to those private evils which they produce
in the heart of almost every particular
person. This influence is very fetal both
to men's morals and their understandings;
it sinks the virtue of a nation, and not
only so, but destroys even common sense.
"A furious party spirit, when it rages in
its full violence, exerts itself in civil war
and bloodshed; and when it is under its
greatest restraints naturally breaks out in
'falsehood detraction, calumny, and a
partial administration of justice. In a
work it fills a nation with spleen and
rancor and extinguishes all the seeds of
good-nature, compassion and humanity.
'Plutarch says, very finely, "thata man
sho
elf to ha
tys he,
a his
"ify.
iso of itself in others; if you hate
snemies, you will contract such a
s habit of mind, as by degrees will
out upon those who are your
s or those who are indifferent to
I might here observe how admir-
y this
:epto
lity (w
ich de-
the
rives the malignity
passion itself, and not from its object)
answers to that great rule which was dictated to the world about an hundred
years before this philosopher wrote; but
instead of that, I shall only .take notice,
the
my  g<
od
long
appea
soured with party-principles, and alien-j
ated from one another in such a manner |
as seems to me altogether inconsistent
with the dictates either of reason or re- ]
ligion. Zeal for a public cause is apt to
breed passions in the hearts of virtuous
'persons, to which the regard of their own
private interest would never have betrayed them.
"If this party spirit has so ill an effect on
our morals, it has likewise a very great
one upon our judgments. We often hear
a poor insipid paper or pamphlet
cried up, and sometimes a noble piece
iluprtifi^"l by those who are of a different principle from the author. One wh»
is actuated by this spirit is almost under
an incapacity of discerning either real
blemishes or beauties. A man of merit in
a different principle is like an object seen
in two different mediums, that appears]
crooked or broken, however straight and
entire it may be in itself. For this reason
there is scarce a person of any figure in
England who does not go by two contrary
characters, as opposite to one another as
light and darkness. Knowledge and
learning suffer in a particular
from this strange predjudice, which
present prevails amongst all ranks and
degrees in the British nation, As r
formerly became eminent in learned
cieties by their part and acquisitions,
they now distinguish themselves by the
warmth and violence with which they
espouse their respective parties. Books
are valued upon the like considerations.
An abusive, scurrilous style passes for
satire, and a dull scheme of party notions
is called fine writing.
There is one piece of sophistry practiced by both sides, and that is the taking
any scandalous story, that has been ever
whispered or invented of a private man,
for a known undoubted truth! and
ing suitable speculation nponjit. Calum-
nies that have never been proved, or have
been often refuted, are the ordinary posj
tulations of these infamous scribblers, pp-
on which they proceed as upon first prin«
ciplea granted by all men, though "in
their hearts they know they are false, 01
at best very doubtful, When they have]
laid these foundations of scurrility, it la
no wonder that their superstructure is
every way answerable to them, If this
shameless practice of the present age endures much longer, praise and reproach
1 cease to be motives of action in good
There are certain periods of time in
all governments when this inhuman spirit
prevails. Italy was long torn in pieces
by the Guelphs and Ghibellines, and
France by those who were for and against
the league: but it is very unhappy for' a
man to be born in such a stormy and
tempestuous season. It is the restless |
ambition of artful men that thus breaks a
people into factions, and draws several
well-meaning persons to their interest by
a specious concern for their country.
How many honest minds are filled with
uncharitable and barbarous notions, out
of their zeal for the public good. What
cruelties and outrages would they not
commit against men of an adverse party
whom they would honour and esteem if,
instead of considering them as they are
represented, they knew them as they are?
Thus are persons of the greatest probity
seduced into shameful errors and prejudices, and made bad men even by that
noblest of principles, the love of their
:ountry. I cannot here forebear mentioning the famous Spanish proverb, "If
there were neither fools nor knaves in
le world,' all people would be of one
For my own part I could heartily wish
that all honest men would enter into an
ssociation, for the- support of one anther against the endeavours of those
whom they ought to look upon as their
mon enemies, whatsoever side they
may belong to. Were their such an honest body of neutral  forces, we should
•x see the worst of men in great figures of life, because they are useful to a
party; nor the best unregarded, because
they are above practicing those methods
which would be grateful to their faction.
We should then single every criminal
out of the herd, and hunt him down, however formidable and overgrown he might
appear; on the contrary we should shelter distressed innocence, atafe defend virtue, however beset with contempt or ridi-1
cule, envy or defammation. In short, we
should not any longer regard our fellow-
subjects as Whigs or Tories, but should
make the man of merit our friend, and
the villian our enemy.
job Printing
TAX NOTICES.
NOTICE Is hereby riven, In accordance with thJ
Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and al
taxes levied under the Assessment Act, are now
due for the year i goo. All the above-named taxes
collectible within the Similkameen Division ol
Yale District are payable at my office, Princeton,
e'collectible at the follow
If paid on or before
Three-fifths of one "J
Two and one-half p<
Four-fifths of one per <
er cent, on ossassed value of wild land
inch of the income °^n^l^^1 "t"'
over ten thousand dollar's, and not more than
twenty theusand dollars, one and one-half of ■
 .». ._.. .- J* twentytbi
and three-quarters of o
 b HUGHH UNTKRT "
Assessor and Collector
CLAIMS STAGE
UNE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloops
every Friday at 6 a. m.
PRINCETON ROUTE.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicola,
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 7 a. m.
Carry flail and  Express.
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
T^hey are the Purest
ikcertainly the
Dest in the market.
Of Every Description |<fcO. LTllCKtlt & $011 CO.
at the STAR office,   ■ Hamilton, ont.
SIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING £0.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Princeton Branch
Cm Summers,
Manager,
A.E.H0WSE,
General
Merchandise
The Largest and Best Stock o
General Merchandise in the Similkameen.
Agbnt For The
Sherwin William's Co.,
PAINTS, OILS and LEADS.
 There are none better.	
Mining Supplies a Specialty
A Complete Line of Hardware
Builders' Supplies and Tools of
Every Description.
Just Arrived
A Carload of Nails.
Mining Outfits $
can  be furnished
on   the   shortest I
notice.
Parties coming
to Princeton-.
having Baggage, H. H.
*&&&& 'Goods, or   Freight of
any description
CAN ADDRESS
same in my care to
Spences Bridge on
the Canadian Pacific
Railway, where my
Freight teams load
regularly for
Princeton.
Freight of this description
is always given the preference and will be rushed
throught to destination.
Stores at
Princeton and Nicola.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB.
COOK & CO.
Princeton's
TlLi Pioneer Store.
Bluef Ribbon Tea
,-r^-ISTHE	
Most Delicious in the Market.
When a prospector returns to camp after a long
day in the mountains, there is nothing he looks'
forward to more than a cup of
&<&<£
BLUE RIBBON TEA.
THE.
:e the hay and fodcj
their stock. They uSS
;orn stalks, aud bt
it would require a numb
produce a sufficient supply pf Timothy,
I these acres will produce far more
when planted to other crops. It now ap-
ars that a single acre well seeded to
falfa would give them about all the
| fodder needed to carry their stock through
iter. Such are the enormous possibilities of this plant when properly
i and cared for, that it will often
pay the farmer who cultivates a few acres
$>f high-price.d land, to put a suitable acre
into Alfalfa. Is is thus a plant not only
for the wholesale farmer, but for the high-
grade retailer as well.
Saw and Planing
MILL
^^^WWM
iated 3 Miles from Princeton'
A foil stock..
Importance of the Bull.
desire or resolution to go into
mst be tempered with the determ-
to.go in right, and in. doing this
it important, in fact the determining quality is the bull to be used in
"reeding for the desired animals. That
ibull: should be.-''pure bred'.' &T'lfg$
itered." does not need to be said, but that
ipould not be the only consideration,
peing purely bred, the bull possesses a
power to transmit his individual qualities
rithWiceirtainty not possessed by mixed
blood animals; this makes it vitally important that the individual properties be
desirable in the largest possible degree,
and they may not be present in a pure
bred oj registered animal.
Breeding is not an exact science, and
Of Rough  and Dressed
Lumber.
The   Driest   and  Clearest in  the
POST OFFICE
...STORE
C. E. THOHAS, Prop.
A full line of
Groceries
Hardware
Clothing
Boots and     %
Shoe|^
Post Office boxes for rent,
HOTEL JACKSON,
PRINCETON, B. C.
JOHN HARRY JACKSON, Proprietor.
All stage lines arrive at, and start from, the Hotel Jackson.
Everyone recommends the HOTEL JACKSON as Headquarters
when visiting the Similkameen Mining District. The Hotel Jackson is the place to start from'for Copper and Kennedy Mountain,
Friday Creek, Roach River, Summit, Boulder Creek, Big Sue, 20
Mile, and all other mining camps.
Hotel Jackson
Hotel Priicenw
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
s> 3k HOTEL .* s>
For Prospectors and Mir
first Class Ming -mm mi§m
No trouble to talk to guests.     The Boer
War and Fighting Joe's campaign discuss-
1 every evening.
Comeja|||liear the Phonograph.
Soetts and Bourns
FRESH, NEW and GOOD*
The   Largest  Garden Seed Dealers in  the
Catalogue.
PROVINCE.
The Nelson Drag and seed Co.
 -100 C^rd'ova St., VANCOUVER, B. C.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB.
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PRIMOETOM,  B. O.
THE PRINCETON   PUBLISHING CO.
J. ANDERSON,
SUBSCRIPTION I
Domestic, One Year	
Foreign, One Yea
Payable Invariably lu Advance.
:s furnished on application.
The Kamloops Inland Sentinel
has lately done yeoman work for)
the province in agitating for good
roads throughout British Columbia.
There is no district in the province
that the need of not only good roads,
but even ordinary common every
day roads, is felt more than in the
Similkameen district. One miserable highway, it can hardly be dignified by the name of road, is the
only means of access to one of the
richest mining and agricultural sections of the province. A road between Keremeos and Princeton is
an absolute necessity to this district.
For over thirty years the early settlers in the valley have been forced
to travel over a rough trail to reach
different points, to which their business called them. It is safe to say
that the proportinate rate of travel
.. for the past two years over the two
routes reaching Princeton, has been
10 travellers coming via the Keremeos trail for one coming by the
Nicola road. Coming from the
Boundary Creek country we find
three roads reaching Keremeos, but
much as the traveller may want to
drive further through the Similkameen valley he is forced to stay
where he is, unless he cares to tackle j
the hurricane deck of a cayuse for
a 45 mile trip over the trail. The
Semlin-Cotton government made a
spasmodic effort last year to build a
portion of the road, spending $300
on the Keremeos end and $2500 on
the Princeton end of the trail.
Work of this sort is of a necessity
thrown away, as until the whole
road is completed no portion of it
can be used.
We are now on the eve of an
election; let the electors of this!
district support gome man who has
the interests of the district at heart,
I and one who will work for the completion of the Keremeos road and
other necessary improvements in
different sections of the Similkameen district.
The people of Princeton and)
vicinity ought not to lose sight of I
the proposed Hope road. With the I
construction of the road from
Princeton to Hope and the com
pletion of the Princeton-Keremeos
. road, the province would be connected by a highway from the Pa
cific coast to the Boundary creek
country. The Hope road will also
open up a rich mineral and agricultural district, hitherto unavailable
owing to its isolated position A
few people claim that it is impossible to build a road over the Hope |
summit. Any person making such
a statement is simply judging from
his own small capabilities, and not
from what is really a possible road,
but one which does not present any I
engineering difficulties. Surely if
Sir James Douglas, one of British
Columbia's pioneers, who built 25
miles of the road, found the road a
possible one, and one which he j
would have completed himself in
the early sixtys but for the failure
of the old Rock Creek placer diggings, it should not present any ]
great difficulty at a period when im-
proved methods and transportation
facilities are at hand. The B. C.
Mining Record in its issue of Sep-'
tember 1899, gave the following I
report of the benefit the road
would be, not only to the Similka- j
meen, but to the coast cities:
Strong pressure is, by all interested in the development of the'
Similkameen district, being brought
to bear on the provincial government, with a view to secure the
completion of a good wagon road
between Hope and Princeton A |
centre link of about thirty miles of ]
track there remains to be built at
n approximate cost of $25,000,
hen with some necessary repairs
to the sections of road already con- ]
structed near Hope and Princeton,
respectively, a good highway of
about sixty-five miles would connect the two points. Easy access ]
could then be gained to the Similkameen, Hope being readily reached from the coast by either the
C. P. R or by the route of the
Fraser, on the south bank of which
the old village of Hope stands.
Nearly all traffic now making from
the coast or Vancouver Island to
the Similkameen, has to traverse a j
long rail and wagon road route, be-!
ing taken by the C. P. R. as far
north as Spence's Bridge—more
than sixty miles above Hope—then
hauled to Princeton over a long and
heavy wagon road of 125 miles.
The construction of the proposed
thirty miles of new road would afford a very good market with
quick and easy access for the farm
produce of the agricultural districts
of the Lower Fraser, and shorter by
about a hundred and .twenty miles
than the route usually taken between the coast and Island cities
and the Similkameen district. The
renewed demand for the new road,
which it is understood that the provincial government is inclined to
consider favorably, is the result of exceptionally promising
present conditions in the Similkameen, where recent development
work has brought to light large and
rich copper deposits. This is consequently encouraging a large influx of miners and prospectors.
The Vancouver Board of Trade
very naturally strongly supports
the Similkameen road proposal as
it will afford a profitable hew opening for the wholesale trade of the
coast.
The Minister of Mines has it in
his power to confer a much needed
benefit on the mining community of I
Lower Similkameen, by the appointment of a Deputy Mining
Recorder at Keremeos.
The rapid growth and development of the rich mineral country
extending from Keremeos to 20
Mile creek, makes it imperative that
the miners and prospectors should
be given recording facilities at the
nearest possible point. At the!
present time a trip has to be made
to Fairview, 35 miles from 20 mile, j
and 15 miles from Keremeos over a
high summit for recording purposes,
the trip taking three to four days
for a prospector to make with his
pack. Now that the town of Keremeos is established and growing
rapidly a deputy recorder stationed
there would be a benefit to the entire district.
jM
W.J. WATERMAN, ML L
There are other issues of far
more importance to the public as a
whole than the repeal of the eight-
hour law. One of the issues should
be a policy that would induce people to make their homes in British
Columbia. The people of British
Columbia should be made self-supporting. Every natural resource of I
the province should be made to
bring to her people the maximum
of benefit, not the minimum, as at
present. The raw material of our
mines and forests should be made
into manufactured products, the
products of the farm, the orchard,!
and the range should take the place
of like products from foreign countries, Is there one man seeking
office in the province today sufficiently broad-minded to make
such an issue? If there is, let him
lead, and the people will do the
rest.—Nelson Tribune.
If George Washington Beebe" desires the position of Political Father
of the Similkameen country it
wonld be well for him to visit
Princeton and district, and expound
his views on the situation to the
people living here. When polling
day comes round some one is going
to be surprised at the number of I
voters we have in Princeton and
the immediate neighborhood. West
Yale is not a large electoral district
and the vote cast in Princeton will
probably decide who shall be its]
next representative in the provincial parliament.
It is reported that F. J. Deane,
ex-M. P. P., is a candidate for political honours again in North Yale.
Mr. Deane is a thoroughly capable
and conscientious gentleman and
the electors of North Yale will go a
long way before they will find a
candidate who will work harder for
the interests of the district he represents.
J. CHARLES MCINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C.
p. a. s. m. a. 1, n. b..
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C -
H. A.  WHDLLANS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN
and
SURGEON.
Prlnomtom, B. O.
....JAMES MSLOP....
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
 C. B. HARRIS.
Assayer
and
Chemist*
Accurate results Guaranteed. Reports will be returned on stage bringing samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding   Mining   Properties in  the
SflttMcci District.
Properties   Carefully Sampled and  Assayed.
R.H.PARKINSON I
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR,
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
Surveys on the Similkameen Pro   ptly |
Attended to.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB.
TOWS TOPICS.
Go to the Howse store for Sash and
Doors.
For High Class Groceries go to A. E.
Howse.
If you want a good mixed drink go to
the Hotel Jackson.
For the best Paint, Oils and Leads in
the market go to the Howse store.
The finest and best fitted Bar in the
Similkameen is at the Hotel Princeton.
o Mile Creek. Two % interests for
Sale.   Apply, Cook & Co., Princeton.    :
For Rent—Blacksmith shop and
stable.   Apply, Cook & Co., Princeton*
For Sale or Rent—Stevensons' Hay
. Meadows.    Apply, Cook & Cpj, Prjpeer
If you want to go prospecting, the P.O.
store can fit you out with everything you
require.
Wanted at Oncs—An engineer competent to run a portable sawmill engine.
Apply A. E. HOwse.
'Iryou",'(n<end building in Princeton,
A. E. Howse can supply you with Lumber, Shingles, Nails, Hardware and everything else you will require.
The decorating and painting of Dr.
Whillan's office has just been completed.
For artistic finish and novel effect it certainly exceeds any work of the kind that
has been done in Princeton. The artist
used an entirely new shade of a peculiar
tint, which was very aptly described by
an old time prospector as "copper stain."
The doctor is much pleased with -the work
and takes a pride in showing it to visi
Hugh Kennedy is <
Rossland next week.
s in ti
n Monday.
Archie Grant has returned to Pri
ton.   He likes the town so well that he
vows he will never leave it again.
Jonn Peterson and Charley Linberg of
Rossland, B. C, arrived in Princeton
Tuesday on their way to Copper mi
Kit Summers went to Keremeos after
cattle this week. The business of the
Similkameen Butchering Co. is ihcreas-
James Hislop, Princeton's resident surveyor, returned to the city on last stage'
Mr. Hislop spent the winter in the east-
William Haegerman, an old time citizen of Rossland, is in the city. He is sc
well pleased with Princeton's future prospects that he intends locating here permanently, i^'itn
Hugh Cowan rode in from Keremeos
Thursday. Mr. Cowan is an excepti
ally good tonsorial artist and as soon
he can get a building put together, will
be ready to shout "next."       ''>-)/j$ri
Mrs. James of Nelson, B. C.( arrived
Thursday via the Keremeos trail.
tackle a 45 mile' ride over an unknown
trail speaks volumes for the lady's pluck
and endurance. After seeing Princeton,
however, Mrs. James says she is more
than compensated for any little discomforts she has suffered on the way.
R. Lawrence of Greenwood, B. C, came
to town Thursday last, riding over from
Greenwood in the remarkably fast time'
of two and one-half days, between that
point and Princeton. Mr. Lawrence has
been, living in Greenwood for nearly two
years, where he followed the' business of
contractor for brick and stone work. His
visit here is principally to look up a deposit of clay suitable for brick making,
if successful in his quest he will probably
on be engaged at his old business in
A. F. McDonald, late of Grand Forks,
it now a citizen of Princeton, came in
from the former metropolis last evening.
He reports business in Grand Forks, but
says the balance of the Boundary creek
towns are rather quiet at present. . Mr.
McDonald has been one of the principal
factors in the development of his late
home, having held the contracts for
grading the'principal streets in the city.
He will now be able to turn his attention to grading the streets of Princeton,
and as a grade has been established by
the surveyors on Bridge street we hope
soon to see Mr. McDonald at his old bus-
METAL QUOTATIONS.
New York Quotations for metals on
April and.
Copper—Firm. Brokers price $17.25;
Exchange $16.75.
Lead—Quiet, Brokers price $4.40; Exchange price $4.70.
Bar Silver—59^ cents per ounce.
FROM THE RECORDS.
^jilNINO LOCATIONS.
Little   Jim and   Deviw   Own—Iron
Mountain, Nicola district;   Henry Lee
■  and George Wardle.
Good Hope—-Iron Mountain, Nicola district; J. R. Hunter.
ASSESSMENTS.
Assessments recorded on the Shamrock
and Union Jack Fraction,  Five Mile
creek—Luke Gibson.
G. A. Simmons and F. M. Aiken leave
for Nicola today on a prospecting trip.
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
Wagon Repairing a Specialty.
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. fiurdoch
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Prospectors.
An Ideal Summer. Resort.
Dining Room Service Unsurpassed.    Only the
Choicest Brands of Liquors at the Bar.
JOB RICHARDS, Manager
k1
The sunset Copper Mining Co., Ltd.
Owning and Operating lllll
The SUNSET Mine.
On Copper Mountain, Similkameen Mining District.
Everyone who has seen the property renders a unanimous verdict*
The Biggest and Best Mine in British Columbia*
Now is the TIME to BUY Stock in this Wonderful
nine. It is an inves^fir^Btl No Speculation ! Ore
enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.   BUY TODAY before advance in price.
APPLY TO
Rm Am BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
f^ll'PRiNCETON or Grand fonts.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
NEWS OF THE WORLD.
At York Cottage, Sandringham, England, on the 31st of March, a son was
born to the Duke and Duchess of York.
The inter-university games held between Oxford and Cambridge resulted in
win for Oxford by a score of 6 games to
4 for Cambridge.
The war fever is evidently spreading.
A Russian-Turkish war is imminent and
Japan is watching Russian movements
in Korea very closely.
The Grand National Steeplechase the
classic jumping race of England, was
won this year by Ambush II, owned by
i's reception of Her I
btsurpass anything!
• Emerald Isle has
hold of the many!
ade and commerce!
y due to the huge
: banks of the United
at the disposal of
nee.     The deposits I
United States Senatorships "run high'
in some parts of the West. Thus Senate
Clark of Montana has reluctantly admit
ted that his recent   election cost hin
He dei
really
f N01
world, It is made entirely from the fur
of Persian cats, taken from the skins of
thousands of pussies. The shawl is eight
I yards square, and is so fine and soft that
ordinary coffee cup. It was formerly the
property of Charles X of France, and it
is said that the weaving of it took several
Among the large and fashionable crowd
who witnessed the big event of the Liver-
self and.the success.of his horse was the
signal for an extraordinary demonstration of shouting and cheering. A field I
of 16 horses started for the race, Ambush |
II being a hot favorite at 4 to 1 against,!
Barsac who finished second standing at!
25 to 1 against, and Manifesto third,
starting at 6 to 1 against. Distance of
the race is 4 miles, 856 yards.
I The time of the Imperial Limited the
C. P. R. flyer, will be four days between
Montreal and Vancouver this year. A
great improvement has been made in the
roadbeds all over the line, new steel
bridges have replaced the old wooden
, ones, heavier rails have been laid over
the prairie, and in fact everything that
could be done to facilitate the travel
from the Pacific to the Atlantic and to
make "Canada's Flyer" the fastest transcontinental service in the world, has been
accomplished.
Sate reports from .Cape Nome go to
show that the wonderful richness of that
country has been greatly misrepresented.
With a short working season, enormous
expense of living, the time consumed in
reaching and returning from the pacer
, fields, a miner has to have exceptionally
good luck to strike it rich enough to recoup him for the hardships which he has
to go through. There is no doubt that a
number of the alluring reports published
are attributable to the different transportation companies who are running steamers to the Alaskan gold fields.
ON YOUR WAY TO
P   PRINCETON
You will Find a Comfortable Resting Place at the
15 Mile House
'BRADSHAWS'
Well Stocked Bar and Excellent Dining Room.
HEADQUARTERS FOR 20 MILE
CREEK MINING CAMP.
<&<£
Stable in Connection
Princeton Feed stables
BUDD & CO., Proprietors.
Cayuses or High Priced Race
Horses Equally Well Cared form
THE MOST COMMODIOUS HORSE
Opposite Hotel Jackson. HOTEL IN THE SIMILKAMEEN ^ J
New General   I
mmmStOre
We are just opening our new store and. have
received a large consignment of Clothing,
Gents' Furnishings, Blankets, Stationery, etc.
We Have a well assorted stock of NEW GOODS
and are in a position to attend to your wants. We
. shall also carry a full line^f First-Class
Groceries
which are expected to arrive in a few days.
Bridge St.
Ronnie & Bell
Princeton   Meat   Market
WARDLE & THOMAS
Orders  for  Mining  Camps  promptly  attended   to
and delivered.
ZH
Palace Livery
<£ STABLES on
KEREMEOS, B. C.
D.J.INNIS,Pfop.
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Similkameen District.
Travellers  from  the Boundary
District     can    secure     horses
through to Princeton.
Run in Connection with Keremeos Hotel.
Granite
creek
Hotel
D. McKAY
This Hotel has always been Famous
For the Excellence of its table.
The nearest point to the
richest Silver Lead mines
in B. C, '.Summit City."
There is more gold in Granite Creek
than has yet been taken out.
Princeton
Lumber...
SHINGLE and
PLANING MILLS
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
••'**/
Hill and Office
Bridge Street,
PRINCETON..
pap French
t TINSMITHS I
PLUnBERSl
GUNSfllTHS
 *<
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
^WiW&4&f&AKW^
KEBtEMEOSI
The Centre of the Similkameen District.
A Mining and Agricultural Centre; . . .
... LOTS NOW ON THE MARKET...
BUSINESS STREET
THIRD AVE., ioo Feet Wide, Lots 30x120:
CORNER LOTS $150; Inside Lots $100.
/rYTrLJ"C'D CTDCCTC  corner lots $100.00.
\J 1 OEiK O 1 KELd 1 O inside lots $75.00.
TERMS:   1-3 Gash, Balance in Three and Six Months.
(JBor Further Information Apply to:
>
R. H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
e^^^^E. BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos.
BEALEY INVESTMENT & TRUST CO.
LIMITED.
Greenwood, B. C.
aiAgents: jjje ppfnccfon Real l$mt9 Mining and Assaying Office.
fas^^^^^
(j; f;KEREME0S MINES.
. H&Conkling? is doing   Cessment
The assessment work on the Sunrise
:; 1 other properties is being rapidly
•.tipleted.
;1(s. Rionlan and J. Worth have a fine
ihimng on their property adjoining the
Sorting Good.
Rft^V '-Copper King" claim■ close to
CtreM V, John Buchan has an enormous
Ifir^fer He has done considerable de-
Hopnient work lately and mining men
pi have seen the property claim that it
j a se«>nd Knob Hill and Ironsides with
:hv grade of copper ore.
15 Mile, 16 Mile, 20 Mile Camps.
Messrs. Cahill, Yates, Scott and Stehl,
all doing assessment work on their
eral properties.
t the Nickle Plate the effect of the
pt fire have disappeared. The build-
been replaced and are an
on those destroyed. Luck-
Burleigh drills were not seriously
;ed, a few repairs putting them in
condition as ever. The amount
s done by the fire was close to
i, most of this representing tools
iSh the company had a complete
lTwo Brothers claim o
Bnne'iias been driven 73 feet to reach
KltPB* ; This property has one of the
K^urflwbigja in ttyanflcamp, the Italian
Rsfwho %„) if, "under Big Tony Scans mariygement, having accomplish-
tyonders in the way of development
lag the past three months.   A station
has been put i
and  prepa
on the ore body.
the face of tha tunnel
are being made to sink
Job Printing
Of Every Description
at the STAR office,
PRINCETON, B. C.
KEREMEOS
LIVERY
...STABLE.
W. HINE & CO., Props.
First-Class Saddle and Pack Horses.
Feed and livery Stables.
Stage line to Fairview.
We take the Best of
Care of Transient
Trade.
Bring your horses to
Us.     We   guarantee
 prompt attention.
...Branch at Fairview...
Prospectors
....STOP 1
If you want to Outfit cheaply
and quickly, do so at the	
...KEREMEOS STORE.,
WM. HINE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies of Every
DESCRIPTION KEPT IN STOCK.
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
Presriptions ^Carefully^ Compounded.
HOTEL
KEREMEOS..
J0NH NEIL,
Proprietor.
Stables in Connection.
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.
WM. GUTIRfiDGE
PROSPECTOR
and GUIDE...
s a thorough knowledge of the entire
Similkameen Country.
Address Princeton, B. C.
liffil
 V-iftrjH SIHILKAMEEN STAB.
I  m 'sesses U
"- • world. '
THE VERMILION FORKS MIMING
AND DEVELOPMENT CD., u<#.
,# OWNERS OF .»
The TOWNSITE
™        of PRINCETON.
Is
r ...Lots for Sale...
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers* The business centre for the
following  mining camps:--    Copper Mt, Kennedy Mt, Ski-
day, Boulder, Granite and 20 Mile^Creeks, Summit,
Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove*
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from.
splendid Climate
pure waier£
Government Headquarters for
S>   Similkameen District.   S>
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS FROM
SIZE OF LOTS 50x100 FEET AND 33-100 FEET.
Blip At- L^~
Prices* Will be Advanced 1st May*
Send for map to i
W. J. WATERMAN,     ff
Resident Manager V. F. M. & D. C&

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