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 SIMILKAMB
j. Vol. i.   No. 31.
PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, OCT., 27th, 1900.
$2.00 Per Year
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Odds and Ends from Around
the Camp.
A Strange Accident—Mining  News
i&xbf the Camp in Brief—Visit From
'H. Percy Dickinson, of Victoria.
Hugh McKee, of Greenwood, met with
a painful accident last evening. While
trying to corral his horses after dark he
stepped over the aide of a hill, falling on
his head. On getting up he found he
had lost the power of speech. Finding
his friends he made signs to them explaining what had happened. Dr. Whil-
lans was called iff and on examination
found! the skull was badly damaged,
evidently affecting the brain. Partia.
paralysis set in early last evening, but as
night passed on the patient gradually recovered. Burt Goodisson attended the
sick man last evening and reports a
change for the better this morning.
McKee is able to speak a few words now
but only manages to articulate with great
. difficulty. No serious results are expect
ed and we hope Hugh will be able to get.
around in a few days.
General Mining News.
R. Cramer is building a cabin on the
/Ada B. claim on Copper mountain and
expects to continue sinking the shaft on
the claim this winter.
The McRae brothers have finished
building their cabin on Kennedy mountain and are now making preparations
to work on the Dewey claim this winter.
About 100 feet of tunneling will be
driven on the ledge. The Dewey and
Olympia are two of the best properties on
the mountain, the surface work done
having shown up a strong ledge of
medium grade copper ore.
H. Percy Dickinson, representing the
Giant Powder Co., of Victoria and San
Francisco, paid a visit to Copper mountain on Sunday, accompanied by Chas.
Revely. A thorough examination of the
prominent properties was made, Mr.
Revely's knowledge of the mineral zone
being of great service in showing the immense width of the Sunset, Helen Gardner, Sunrise, Copper Farm and Princess
May ledges.
Mr. Dickson was surprised at the quality and quantity of copper ore that was
exposed and on the different dumps.
"Although the camp is rather quiet at
present," he said, "it has a great future
"before it. Railway< transportation is
bound to come in the near future, and
when it  does   that  great  storehouse of
mineral you call Copper mountain
be a hive of industry. The deposits of I
coal will also be a great factor in the
quick development of your district.
Taking into consideration the wonderful
natural advantages for mining the Similkameen country posesses, good climate,
plenty of timber and water, coal at
your own door, magnificent grazing and
agricultural lands, in fact everything any
mining section could ask for. I can
foresee a great future for your town and
district"
Mr. Dickinson left for Keremeos on
Monday morning, en route for Greenwood and the Boundary country.
Personal Hen tion.
A. E. Howse   was   in Kamloops Tues-
Frank Mansfield arrived in town yesterday with a load of freight.
Mr. Jas. Penaluna is visiting the properties in Aspen Grove district this week.
Jas. Smith, of Nicola, arrived in town
yesterday.   He is here on a business trip.
Hugh McRae returned from Hope
early in the week. He reports the trail
still open for traffic.
George Armstrong, of Nicola, has been
in Kamloops this week attending the as-
''^weeklylio'lW ul lUe"Allison homestea<
take place every Friday evening/and aja
.grearly enjoyed by those who'attenflr
W Thynne, a brother of Jack Thynne's
of Otter Valley, passed through Princeton Sunday, on his way to Greenwood.
J. Corrigan, a son of the proprietor o
the Hope Hotel, passed through Princeton on his way to Keremeos this week.
Hugh McKee and Burt Goodisson
brought in six horses yesterday. Hugh
is taking them through to   Greenwood.
Mr. H. D. Green-Armitage, of Cout-
lees, a partner in fatff of Cook & Co. of
Princeton and GrVnite Creek, is registered at the Hotel Princeton.      -vc—
Sam Spencer and Judge Mcintosh went
out hunting yesterday and managed to
kill three brace of teal. Sam says Char
lie is a first class water dog. Who wouk
have thought so ?
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Gibson left for
their ranch on Five Mile on Tuesday
They were accV>mnanied by Mr. A. B
Slater of LondoAVEng., who expects to
get some good hunting on the summit of
the Okanagon divide.
The McAlpine brothers have closed
down the saw-mill afc/Allison for the
winter months. Quife a large stock of]
rough lumber is on hand, the mill having been running for nearly two months.
The boys left for Greenwood this week
but expect to return to the Similkameen
shortly.
AT WORK AT LAST
Work to Start In Earnest on
the Keremeos Road.
Boad Supervisor Stevenson Arrives in
Town to Commence Work—Grand
Turkey Shoot Tomorrow.
Arthur Stevenson, road engineer for
West Yale, arrived in Princeton last
evening. Plows and scrapers are now on
the way to start work in shape on the
Princeton end of the Keremoes road.
The implements are expected to arrive
tomorrow evening and on Monday morning Mr. Stevenson expects Foreman
Goldsbury will have 25 men working.
Construction will be pushed ahead as
fast as possible and if the weather holds
good it is just possible the road will be
passable this winter. Unfortunately
several weeks of good weather have been
lost before the road  men   could  get to
Mr. Stevenson will make
tion of the sub-structurj of the bridge
across the Similkameen river, while in
Princeton, and will report to the government engineer as to the suitability of the
work. As soon as the examination is
completed the Vermilion Forks Co., wil 1
call for tenders for the completion of the
bridge. Princeton may confidently expect to possess a short route to Copper
mountain before spring. A road will be
built as soon as the bridge is completed,
the townsite company having offoreel
$1,500 toward the amount necessary for
the construction. It should not cost over
$3,000, and it will be an easy matter to
persuade the government to contribute
the balance of the amount required.
Grand Turkey Shoot. ^
The Princeton Rifle Club and Shooting
Association will meet at the Princeton
range on Sunday Oct. 28th- Shooting
will commence at 1 p. m. sharp. &
large number of choice turkeys have been
provided for the match.
Range: 50 yds. 6 in. bnlls-eye for small
calibre rifles.
Range: 75 yds. 8 in. bulls-eye for
medium calibre rifles.
Range: 100 yds. 18 in. bulls-eye, atvy
calibre rifle from a Martini Henri to a
Maxim. Everybody invited. Come
early and secure a choice bird.
D. M. French, Sec'y.
P. R. C. & S. A.
MM
A Mint For Canada.
A telegram has been received in Vancouver announcing that a branch of the
royal mint of Great Britian, will be established in Canada, so that Canadian gold
may be brought from the mines, assayed
at the offices and coined into Canadian-
money. Vancouver will no doubt be the
location for the Canadian mint, as its
proximity to the large gold producing
districts makes it the most central point.
Assize Court at Kamloops.
The fall sitting of the Assize court at
Kamloops opened on Tuesday last. A
number of cases are on the docket. The
suit of McCulloch vs. Pooley was settled
out of court and it is rumoured that the
case of Regina vs. Beattie will not be
called as Mr. Beattie has been allowed by
the government to make full restitution
of the shortage in his accounts.
Preparing for a Big Exhibit.
Active endeavors, likely to prove sue
cessful, are being made to .arrange for a
great Pacific Coast and Western States
mining exhibition at Spokane, next year.
Mr. Joseph T. Comforth, a prominent
Denver maff, is a leading promoter of the
project, in connection with which a special effort will be made to obtain British
Columbian co-operation. It is hoped to
induce friendly rivalry between the mining communities of Washington, Oregon,
Montana, Idaho, Colorado and British
Columbia, and as a result make the exhibition an unqualified si
In the Supreme Court of Brit-
/Tsh Columbia.
^NOTICE OF SALE.
Betgeen the Bank of Montreal, Plaintiff,
and The British Columbia Mercantile and Mining Company, Defend-
Under and by virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa
issued out of the above named court
for the sum of $1871,66 I have seized
and offered for sale by Public Auction at the Mining Recorders Office
in Princeton on the 3rd day of November, 1900, one-half interest in the
"You and I" mineand a one-half in-
Copper Mountain, about  two miles
from the "Sunset" group of claims,
in satisfaction of Judgement against
the above named Defendants.
Dated this 22nd day of October,   A.   D.
1900.
J. Charles McIntosh, Deputy for
Oliver J. Vail,
Sheriff of Yale.
Time of Sale 11 o'clock, forenoon.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
_£f£
STAMPEDE AT COLVILLE.
Reported Average of Five Claimants ,
to Each Location.       V
flats.    Homesteaders ,sh<
u=
Stare. PRINCETON
ABO NICOLA LAKE
A. E. HOWSE,
GENERAL MERCHANT
"~I> "tid 'ur'uit
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NOTICE
icate of Imp
rovement.
HEfSnD|
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kuMs $Au/ nwvmJpe^^
/Grid!
week
[ chances are at the first or sec-
iv the drill is struck, off flies a
the face of the drill—sometimes
nd at othertimes #.inch. Then
to be all cut up before you can
I had this occur to me once when
engaged at drill sharpening. I
d at it for 18 months, and the first
I had a piece drop off the end
one inch.   This gave me a suffici-
^ NOTICE.      f
[Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described land.
of the Slsagit River about 29 miles from  Hope
LaudingrTBence-following the bank of the river
Headquarters for all stage lines.
Hotel Jackson
J. H. JACKSN, Sole Proprietor.
.PRiMGETOH
H DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL, SUPERVISION.
II ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS  OF LIQUORS AND
Hi CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN
|| CONNECTION. . B^ffii!
fffl\ ^Br*Patrons of the Hotel Jackson can keep posted on the mining
H Development of the entire Similkameen. *W&$M
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THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
THE  ATLIN CLAIM* LAID OVER.      LINDLEY &   FOSTER,
The]'ort,,7fKSn8,heE,reo,!Taxiderniists and Furriers.
m
While the Similkameen country may
be suffering from the present dull state
of the mining market, it is some consols
tion to know that it is not alone in its
troubles. The much talked of Atlin district is feeling the depression keenly and
Dr. Cameron, who is well known in the
Similkameen, has suspended publication
for the winter.   The Nimrod Syndicate;
have given up hopes of being able tc
make their quartz ledges pay and have
closed down all their work in the district. Dr. Cameron will do well if he returns to his old love and help along the
country he has been
long. His farewell to Atlin is the old
story of pioneer newspaper life in British
Columbia.   It reads as follows:
■■wm. tfric .....p^w,- ^f tup Clain the
paper will temporarily cease. The Claim
has been faithfully and continuously
worked for i8_juoalhs_aJi<l wx -think we
are fairly entitled to a lay-over. Fully
50 per cent, of our population emigrate
in the fall months, so we have concluded
this to be the best time to take a change
of scene also—more especially as hunting
is coming into season. We have no apol-
igies to make for our shortcomings or
vainglorious boasting to utter over our
little-achievements in the past, for little
indeed they are. We have simply done
the best we could with the scant material
to hand, with malice
ad'
5 keep the
Above all, we have
paper a clean one, and in this direction,
' if any, we tmst we can congratulate our-
We cannot at present fix a date for the
resumption of the paper; that will hinge
a good deal upon what may occur in the
interim. We all know that the "best
-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft
aglee," so tis wise to be chary of promises. We desire to put on record again
our firm and confident certainty of the
grand future awaiting |the district. We
believe its mineral resources to be such
as will ultimately set the world a-talking,
but we also believe that it will take considerable time to get outside capitalists
to see it as we see it. In this lies the gist
of the whole matter. Meantime we feel
like taking a little rest and this is about
all there is tc it.
"Then, farewell, but not forever; but
if forever, fare thee well."
A gentleman, evidently having some
knowledge of the printing craft, when
asked what a printer was replied as follows : "A printer is a man possessed of
a devil, who, in the distribution often
gets pi wl en he wants phat, which keeps
Pepprey—That was a fierce fight you
had with Gussie.    He claims he licked
Cholly—Oh, the boastah ! It's twue he
wumpled my cwavat dweadfully, but
wnen it was all ovah his collah was
fwightfully wilted.
Best Price paid for Purs and Skins.
43 1-2 Johnson St,    VICTORIA.
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
Blacksfflithing
and
Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
G. flurdoch
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for  Mining Men and Pros
pectors.
An Weal Summer Resort.
lining Room Service Unsurpassed.    Only the
Choicest Brands of Liquors at the Bar.
JOB RICHARDS,
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 Ave. S. A. HARTMAN.
MAUEBY'S
Drug Store
We carry a full stock of Drugs
Proprietory Medicines, Toilet Preparations, etc. In fact everything
that an Up-to-date Drug Store
ough  to have.
GRAND PACIFIC
.... HOTEL....
KAMLOOPS, B. C.
The nearest hotel to the Railway Station. Headquarters for
all people coming from Nicola
and the Similkameen.
Good Rooms. Good Table
Good Liquors, Good Sta-
«J* blingin Connection. JP
P. A. BARNHAPJ, Prop.
French & Day I
TINSMITHS
PLUriBERS
GUNSniTHS
.-PUMP DRIVING DONE...
Our Camp  Stove is the Boss for
Prospectors.
£ Repair work of Every Descrip-
T tion.
REPAIRING
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.
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
 C. B. HARRIS
Assayer
and
Chemist*
Accurate results Guaranteed. Re
ports wil1 be returned on stage bringing samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Properties   in   the
Similkameen District.
Properties    arefully  Sampled i
Granite
I Creekmm
Hotel
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
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This Hotel has always been A
Famous For the Excellence *f
of its table.. v ■ ■■ j)
The nearest point to the »
richest Silver Lead mines J
in B. Cj, 'Summit City.'  $
There is more gold in •
Granite Creek than has <i
yet been taken out. h
Stopping Point for       ^
Princeton stages. *
> Mile   \
1  The Nearest Point to the
1 Creek Mines.
I woodward's
...HOTEL i
LOWER NICOLA.
P  The shortest route by 10 Miles to  '
a  Princeton from Spences  Bridge is
$     Via Lower Nicola.
The table is supplied   with produce from our own gardens.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
£ Headquarters for Smith's
1
Stage t
1
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
TIE SI1HILHAMEEIN STAR
PRINCETON,   B. O.
THE PRINCETON   PUBLISHING CO.
CHANGES IN PLACER ACT.
We publish in this issue a portion of a number of suggested improvements in the   Placer   Mines
Acts whic
two pract
h bave beei
fram
a of Ca
ed
The place
r mining ind
ustry
affe
ply of strong water, could picture.
Kootenay must not get the bulge
on the Similkameen and if the present reckless use of boozerine continues we expect to be able to claim
a "saw-yer see serpent" twice as
large as any Kootenay lake can pro-
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
E> McKINNKY.
A full line of Drags, Stationery,  Drug-
ists Sundries.
Presriptions ^Carefally.* Compounded.
pervious to even the
inseparable from an
optics, and a feelinj
at the bell cord of
the artist j
3 the
Id steel in-
J£T
can smile and hold my breath wit
out saying -damn. This is a ti
uniph of the mind over the matte
I interviewed a dentist the otb
da
has been   appointed,   an impetus
capital would be procured to work
deep channels and other large properties in the Cariboo district, am
the interest in placer mil
erally would be greatly re
Princeton has suffered long from
inadequate mail service and has
kicked hard for increased facilities.
At last a second service has been
arranged for, but coming at a time
when travel on the stage is scarce,
the owner of the line naturally refuses to accept the amount offered
for extra service. Why does the
Dominion government keep back
the granting of these small coneess
ions
take
After
ny J
i he
chine
tiUn
nt.    With a i
up the
id  burr
born of
long practice he kept that drill humming until he had filled the upper
11 formation of my mouth with drifts,
11 crosscuts and shafts. Owing to a
(Abad fault he had to blow out one of
the molars with a small shot. After
the debris was cleared away he
went to work in earnest and by the
time the contract was finished he
had located a lead carrying both
gold and silver. He no doubt salted the country rock, but ever since
I met him I have had gold in sight
and I sometimes think that some
day a tenderfoot will come along
and stake me, thinking that I am a
free gold proposition.
However, I advise all mortals to
visit a dentist when their teeth become delicate. Teeth that have
gone astray poison the blood and
stomach, make life a cloudy horror,
and occasionally cause another
grave in the cemetery. A dentist
may cause a little pain for a few
hours, but the joy that comes afterwards will fully recompense a dalliance with the drill, forceps and
various kinds of filling.—Ledge.
^SEEKING FOE A FOOTHOLD.
^Slowly but surely the Great Northern Railway Company is gaining a foothold in British Columbia,
despite strenuous opposition from
the Canadian Pacific. Kootenay is
tapped with three different lines
directly under the control of Jim
Hill's great system, and the latest
move on the part of the company is
to provide a railway ferry between
Victoria and the Mainland. Victorians are warmly supporting the
scheme, and it is almost certain that
the City Council will pass a by-law
which will enable the proposal to
be successfully carried to completion. If the Great Northern will
follow up its invasion of what has
heretofore been C- P. R. territory,
by building a line up the Okanagon
and Similkameen rivers to the Pacific coast, British Columbia will
possess what it has most need of, a
competitive railroad system.
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
)ns until an election is about  u/
ike place ? — ^
The following good advice is
taken from the Lillooet Prospector
and applies to many properties in
this district. Owners of claims who
have sufficient work done should
secure crown grants for their claims.
A clear title to a property goes a
long way in making a deal, and
shows confidence by the owners and
the parties dealing with them.
Many claims in this district have
enough work to justify a crown
grant and the owners should not
delay in making application and
having their properties secure from
adverse claimants. Quite often
trouble is experienced over trival
matters and technical errors in the
ownership of mineral claims, and
when a crown grant is issued the
owner or owners can rest with ease
as to the title of thair claims.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful   and   Prompt   Atention   to all
LETTER ORDERS.
A   SEA SEEFENT STOET.
The good people living on the
shores of Kootenay lake have discovered a sea serpent, and watches
have been kept by two brothers
named Sawyer, who had determined to capture the monster dead or
alive. Several Princetonites have
been in a prime condition lately to
"see serpents, snakes and any other
old reptile" that a vivid imagination, assisted with a plentiful sup-
CLANKS STAGE
UNE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and,
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloop,
every Friday at 6 a. m.
PRINCETON ROUTE.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicolas
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 7 a. m.
Carry flail and   Express.
Parkinson &
Fettepstonlraugls
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
W. J. WATERflAN, M. E
P. O. S. M. i
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
and;
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C
 JAMES HISLOP.
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEEE,
PROVTNCIAI, J.&
.Princeton,B. C...
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THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
Through the Week
The bottle-walk garden at
Hotel Jackson  will be a dream of
beauty next summer.   .
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The Townsite Company are building a much needed drain from the
south side of Bridge street to thi
river. This is a step in the right
direction. Keep the good work up
Mr. Company.
t t t
The genial proprietor of the Hotel Jackson is going around with
his left arm in a sling. He has
asked the Star to contradict the report that he is doing so because one
of Princeton's pioneers talked him
to sleep the other night.
t t t
Work on the Keremeos road has
been started, but the men are work
ing under difficulties. Want of
proper tools and other necessary
appliances for doing quick and
economical work is seriously delaying the completion of this import-
highway, j*
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Who owns the large stable oh
Bridge street adjoining the Post
Office? Now that cur postmaster
has improved his property by cleaning and fencing his lots, it is in order for the owners of the stable to
follow suit. A livery stable at its
best is offensive to the olfactory
nerves of most people, and when the
filth is allowed to accumulate, it is
far from odorous and unsightly in
the extreme.
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Wheeler's special stage came in
from Granite on Tuesday, having
as passengers Judge Murphy, Dan
Ross, Talkative Todd and J31ack
Mike. Mike and Todd were booked through to Allison, but owing
to the delay in changing horses allowing them to greet their old tilli-
cums, they decided that Princeton
was the hub of the Similkameen
and offered more inducements for
rest, recreation and red eye, than
the breezy pasture by the riverside.
ttt-
At an evening party lately the
hostess had bustled out of the room
to arrange some detail of the supper
or something. During her absence
a young man, who had protested
all the evening, sang a sentimental
ballad—to the intense agony of the
company. The hostess returned
after she had finished, and knew
nothing of the singing. As he had
to Jeave early he approached to
make his farewell. "Good night,
Harry !" said the hostess with the
usual excess of amiability. "Good
night; I'm so sorry you can't sing."
Then poor Harry crimsoned and
fled.
A well-known and highly respected citizen of Granite was recently
asked by one of the principal placer
mining companies to contract for
the running of a 3000 foot tunnel
through the gravel beds to connect
with the shaft on the creek. The
contractor was to be supplied with
grub and timber, and was to receive
all the gold washed from the debris.
Ye gods and little fishes ! What a
contract. Our worthy friend feeling that he had already lived
through the better part of man's
alloted span of life and not wishing
to rush his silvery locks to the p
pectors happy hunting ground by
the immensity of the calculation as
to the wealth he would undoubtedly
obtain from the contract, immediately took a special for Princeton
and is making arrangements to sublet the work. He may succeed, but
when last seen by the Star representative he was occupying a front
pew in the Hotel Princeton gazing
sadly at Underfixen's and murmuring to himself, O temporal Omores!
HOTEL
MrMIHEOS..
JONH NEIL.
Proprietor.
Stables  in Connetion.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley. JP
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
w
We Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors.
^"l allanI
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
& shoes &
VANCOUVER, B. C. ^
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It is just right.
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«PRINTING^
WAKE UP and let the good
people of Princeton and surrounding country know that you
are ALIVE. An add in the Star
will do this. Advertise judiciously and according to your means,
and you will ever find it a paying
investment.
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You
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of the "TRUAX" which is the best Ore Car
in the World.
P. O. BOX 51.   TEI,. 250.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
ARHSTRONG & MORRISON,
IRON AND STEEL WORKS.
SIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING 00*
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. flanager.
I Footwear
That will Last and at the same
time cost the least money is what
most people look for but seldom
obtain.
 FOR GOOD HONEST VALUE IN	
I BOOTS <£ AND 4* SHOES
I . That will Wear and Last a visit to the Prospectors Supply Store should be made. We have a large
assortment with Prices that are bound to please.
5 E. THOMAS, Prop.
Prospectors Supply Store
 <1A\
1*HE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS
JTOTHE PUCER ACT.
I The following- suggested • anifettdt
R to the Placer Mining Act are by a well
:■• informed mining- man 'of BarkervilleJ
B We publish them'that discussion and sug-
■ gestioiis tnay follow. • There is ho sub*
•' ject of so much importance tc* Cariboo at
■* this time as good placer laws. Mining
I m'eii look these Suggestions ■over and see
¥■ how they agree with your vteWsand write
r 'us regardibg the changes yon think
j should he made. All letters froin ininii g
I men scut us wilTbe tabulated and put be-
'   fore the mining1 Commission of B. C. at
[      Secfon a, beginning at the tith line,
'   tb'read thus:—Placer cla-m's shall be divided into deep placer diggings, creek
'diggings, bar diggings, bench diggings.
'«lry diggings and hill diggings.
"Deep fclaeer diggings''' shall tdcah and
include any soft of ground Which it is
intended to mint by hydraulic, hydraulic
elevating, drifting of milling process and
Which 'Has been located with the intention of applying for a lease thereof.
"Creek-diggings" shall mean, etc., etc.
(as at present.)
PART II.
Section 47A. With the exception of
Sections 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29,
32. 33. 34, 35> 46 and 47, the provisions in
part II shall not apply to land or mining
property held under record for the purpose of acquiring a lease or held undei
lease, pursuant to part VII. of thisjAct, but
ed upon such claim in bona fide work,
tools or plant, a sum no'tlessthan |200.
t the c
: y«
aggregate-sain of not less than (600.00 he
shall be entitled.to a lease of said claim.
92 Upon being notified by the Gold
Commissioner that his application has
been favorably considered the applicant
shall forthwith deposit with the Mining
Recorder, for the use of the Gold Commissioner, a plan Of the ground in triplicate. Ahd every person m aking an application for a lease etc., etc. [as per present Section 92 from fourth line on to end
of section.]
93. Applications shall not be for
greater than the following areas or'distances:—-In creek diggings, half ,a mile
length by a maximum -Width of one |
thousand feet. Any other deep placer
mining ground, eighty acres,'etc.
[as per present reading from fifth lint
93A. • In staking out a creek claim
and
'Pa
'VII.
Section 90—Leases—It shall-"be lawful
for the Gold Commissioner, -with th
sanction of the Lieutenant-Governor
Council, to 'grant a lease of any nhocc
pied and unreserved -Crown lands for
! deep placer'mining purposes or for pre-
. cious stone diggings for any term
oceeding twenty-one years, on such terms
. and-conditions as are hereafter, in schedule H., set forth; and any free miner desiring to obtain a lease of any deep placet
mining ground shall mark out such
ground by placing a legal post at each
corner or angle and shall post a notice
"on the post nearest to the placer diggings
then being worked in the immediate locality, and also on the office of the Mining Recorder, which notice shall be set
out:—(1) The name of each applicant.
(2) The locality of the ground to be acquired, with a description thereof in
metes and bounds, beginning at the post
on which is placed or written said notice,
on which shall he marked "Initial Post "
(3) The approximate quantity of ground.
(4) The term for which the lease is to be
applied for.
91. The free miners shall record the
claim at the office of the Mining recorder
of the district or division within which
/the same is situate, within fifteen days
after the location thereof, if located within ten miles of the office of the said Mining Recorder, One additional day shall
be allowed for making such record for
every additional ten miles or fraction
thereof. Such record shall he made in a
hook, etc. [as per Section 23.]
91A. The free miner shall have the
privilege of holding the claim by record
, and re-record, by paying the annual fee
of $25 for the maximum period of three
years, and at any time during which said
' claim is thus held by record said free
miner, on making application in duplicate, with a proper description of the land
by metes and bounds therein, and plans
of the ground on the back thereof, and
upon proving to the satisfaction of the
Gold Commissioner that he has expend-
•a. Initial Post. b. The magnetic bearing and
distance to the-second post ' c. The d s-
tance claimed on each side of the post,
d. The name of the claim, e. The name
of each locator, f. The number of each
locator's free miners' certificate, g. The
date of the location. On each succeeding post shall be marked, a. The bearing
and distance to the next post. b. The
distance claimed on each side of the post,
c. The name of the claim, d. The name
of each locator, e. The date of location.
Previous to making plan and descrip
tion for the use of the Gold Commission-
e-, the locator shall stake out, or cause tc
be staked out, the claim in accordance
with the distance as marked on the po: t
of the location line when originally
staked, care being taken to set out the
first and last- side stakes as nearly as possible at right angles to the first and
courses respectively.
Palace Livery
# STABLES ^
KIREMEOS, B.C.
DJINNIS,Prop.
Saddle He .ses to All Points in the Similkameen District.
Travellers from the Boundary
District can secure horses
through to Princeton,
Ron in Connection with Keremeos Hotel
I SMOKE
Tucketts
[TOBACCOS, CIQARS and
CIGARETTES.
HThey are the Purest
A certainly the
Rest in the market,
|S(oTEJQ€keri£Sonco.
HAMILTON, ONT.
Hotel Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
■•*■& HOTEL <* <*
the Resort
For Prospectors and Mining Men.
first Class Dining Room and Bar.
No trouble to talk to guests. Political
matters laid over for the present. The
Chinese Question the Important topic of
the day.
Mongolian Sympathisers Excluded.
The James Robertson Co.Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Manufacturers of Lead Pipe, Shot, Traps, White
 LEAD  PAINTS,   Etc	
Jobbers In Wrought, Cast or Steel Pipe   and Fittings, Metals  and Steam
Fittings.   Write for Quotations.
THE JAMES ROBERTSON CO., LTD,
t. John, Winnipeg and VANCOUVER. 	
Princeton Meat Market \
WARDLE & THOMAS j
Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended  to ;
and delivered.
JL.S.DELEPLABSE
i & CO., Vancouver, a a
AGENTS FOR LAEUN & RAND
POWDER AND MINE EXPLOSIVES, j
THE ONLY   EXPLOSIVE FOR
LAND CLEARING
j ATLAS DYNAJVrjTEORGELETINEWILLD04 i
I Times the work of ANY OTHER EXPLOSIVE. |
ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED.
Write For Catalogue and Further Information to
108 Holland Block, Vancouver, B.C |
^
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
The side lines shall not
parallel to the location line or to each
93B. Every deep placer claim, other
than creek claims, shall be, as nearly as
possible, rectangular in form and shall
be marked by a legal post at each corner
or angle thereof.
*iy 94A. Every free miner shall be entitled to locate and record and locate a
deep placer claim on each separate creek,
ravine or hill, but not more than two
ims in the same locality, only one of
which shall be a creek claim. He shall
I' be allowed to held any number of placer
ims by purchase, and every free miner
may sell, mortgage, or dispose of his
claim or any interests therein. Provided
wever, that newly discovered creek or
creeks may be declared, by notice posted
n the Mining Recorder's office, by the
Gold Commissioner, not open for leasing.
18. Every lease shall provide for the
securing to the public reasonable rights
of way and water, and shall contain a
covenant by the lesee to expend in the
development of the ground leased a minim sum aggregating six hundred dollars in each period of three years during
which he'eontinnes to hold said lease, or
in lieu thereof, to pay the Mining Recorder, for the use of the Government,
the sum of $300.00 in cash.
Form H, in schedule hitherto annexed,
shall be the usual form of lease and sets
forth the usual conditions thereof.
100. Leases shall be granted for deep
placer mining only, and shall not be as*
signed or sub let without the written consent of the Gold Commissioner.
roi. When any placer mining ground
is held under lease, and  such mining
ground shall have been bona fide worked
at any time during the existance of said
lease, and fulfilled to the satisfaction of
the Gold Commissioner, and if at the expiration of the lease a portion of the said
mining ground remains still to be worked, the lessee shall be entitled to an extension of the lease, upon the same conditions as the original lease, for such res*
sonable time as will enable him to work
out such portion of mining ground as
still remains unworked, and the Gold
Commissioner shall etc. etc. [As per
present section 101 from line No. 9, inclusive, on to to the end of the section.]
Those sections of the ''Water Clauses
Consolidation Act, 1897." referring to
mining should be incorporated in the
Placer Mining Act, for the more convenient information of the free miner.
It should be possible to hold by record, at a moderate fee, for the period of
three years [being the same period as it
is suggested that deep placer mining
ground located for leasing shall be held
by record] rights to water which might
be required for the proper working of
ground located for hydraulic mining.
This would give the holder of such ground
an opportunity to ascertain what expense in bringing in water the ground
would justify. It would enable him to
construct his ditches, etc. only after he
had discovered that he really required
them; instead of rushing into expensive
construction work before he had a propel
opportunity of thoroughly testing his
ground.
A form of lease to be incorporated in
the act
Princeton  merchants all   carry  Bine
Ribbon Extracts.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
"Imperial
Limited"
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
 AND—
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
west Bound Bast bound
5:51 IMPERIAL LIMITED ao:i6
10:45 KAMLOOPS   LOCAL 1
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. G. P. A. AGENT
VANCOUVER, B.C. Spences Bridge
Canadian Pacific
Navigation CO.
Time   Table   No.
Taking Effect, June 15th.
51
night
Inlght
Wednesday and Friday.
VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA daily, at i, or on
arrival of C. P. Railway No. 1 train. Regular
freight steamers will leave Victoria at 12 p. m. on
Tuesday and Thursday and Vancouver at 12 p.m.
on Wednesday and Friday.
NBW WESTMINSTER ROUTE.
LEAVE VICTORIA FOR NEW WESTMINSTER, Ladner, Lulu and Islands. Monday Wednesday and Friday at 7 a. m.
XBAVB NBW WESTMINSTER FOR VICTORIA and way ports—Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 7 o'clock a. m.
Steamer Beaver leaves NEW WESTMINSTER
for Chilliwack and way landings, Tuesday.
Thursday and Saturday at 8 a.m., connecting at
'---*lSy with C. P. R. f '
Retur
X, lea
I Chill
ack   for  Nev
lay and I
boat for
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of this Company leave from Evans,
Coleman & Evans, wharf, Vancouver,  for  Naas
and intermediate ports, every Monday at 2 p. m.
ALASKA  ROUTE.
Steamships of this Company
and Skagway.
BARCLAY" SOUND ROUTE.
Cape Scott,
changing thi
notification.
eekly,  forW
me Sunset Copper Mining Co., lhl
Owning and Operating
J|     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. Ijt is an investment! No Speculation! 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 ForHs.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
THE TOWNSITE OF
PRINCETON
BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
!\
&
Lots for
• • • 4^CuG • • •
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot««£«£
Size of Lots50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
One acre Residential
Lots.«^ *&& <&<£<£
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. M
W
W
Government Head-
quarters FOr the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. Th; BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountan,
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM.
Send for Map and Price List to *& *& <£ *& **£
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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