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 I
HlLKAMEn
Published in the Interest of Princeton and Similkameen District.
PRINCETON, B. C.( SATURDAY, NOV., 3rd, 1900.
$2.00 Per Year
ON ALL-HALLOWE'EN
I The good old English holiday
■ All-Hallowe'en or what is familiar
ly known as Hallowe'en night was
befittingly celebrated by the younger generation of Princeton on Wednesday evening. This is the night
when the Goblins are let loose and
fairly out do themselves in their in-
deavor to turn the world upside
down. On Allhallowmas morning
evidences were on every hand that
they had not been remiss in their
I duties on this occasion, and signs,
buildings, plows, chimneys, key
holes, and etc. had been in a heap
' of trouble. From what we could
learn several parties were out, and
that while one party was hunting
up new victims, others were in the
act of causing defective ventilation
in the formers stove pipes, etc.
While some of the pranks may
perhaps have caused a little inconvenience we hardly think anyone
begrudges the sport which the participants derived from their labors.
We are of a too mature age to take
a hand in the fun ourselves^ but
we can surely condone any offense
which caused us inconvenience, as
we can remember the time in our
younger days when we could originate unaccountable pranks as well
as the next one. Some of these
antics afford excellent object lessons,
as they are in many instances simply expressions of public sentiment
and he who cries out against it, only
shows a weakness of brain.
TENDERS FOR BRIDGE.fN
In this issue we publish tenders
for the Howe truss span across the
Similkameen river by the townsite
company. Mr. Stevenson, road
supervisor passed on the sub-structure of the bridge the first of the
week, and as soon as the contract is
let, work will be commence and hurried to completion. Too much energy cannot be displayed in securing an avenue to Copper mountain
mines, so that by the time the
Keremoes road is finished, miners
can bring in what machinery they
want, as early in the spring as possible.
A Productive Country.
Mining and prospecting has taken
up the time and minds of so many
of our citizens that one of our
most important industries we have
has been somewhat overlooked
the past. We have reference to
our farming industry. In the way
of hay, grain, and garden products
we need not take a back seat for no
one. It is surprising what some of
these farms can grow when properly cultivated in the way of garden
truck and small fruits. One of
these ranches which was taken up
late this spring raised some of the
finest potatoes we have seen anywhere right off from the sod. Our
neighbors up north at Ashcroft profess to be world beaters in tubers,
but we doubt very much if they can
show any better ones than those
raised right around here this season.
weeks past hunting along Five-
J Mile, and news comes to town that
they had bagged three large cougar:
besides other game. Mr. S. Neav
who accompanied Mr. Slater from
England, and Mr. Barr Hall were
outfitting here yesterday preparatory to joining him in the sport.
From the stock of provisions they
were laying in they evidently intend to make quite a stay, and
spend some time in the Ashnola
country hunting big-horn.
Personal flention.
An Example of Ignorance.
One would think that a place sit
uated so close to Vancouver a
Princeton is would be well known to
every wholesaler in that city and
that there would be no necessity for
specific direction when ordering
goods, but such is not the case.
Recently our government agent ordered some stationery supplies an< i
had been wondering why they did
not come, when he received a notice
from the C. P. R. station agent at
Midway, that they were there a waiting his orders. When will the
coast people begin to study their
near vicinity, instead of running
off to the north pole for trade. . Mr.
Hunter, to secure the goods, will
be compelled to have them sent
some 500 miles to Spence's Bridge,
where they ought to have been sent
in the first place. And Princeton
is not the only town in .south B. C.
which have had this trouble.
PfC Slew the Cougars.
A. B. Slater, of London, Eng.,
who came out to hunt big gam*!, is
having a right royal good time at
the head of Five-Mile. He, in
company with Mr. Luke Gibson as
guide   have been for a   couple of |
Road Building. /<* &(>-
Work on this much needed thoro
fare has now commenced in earnest
and it is to be hoped the weather
will continue to be clear so that a
good share of the shovel and pick
work can be done before cold weath
er sets in. The rock work can be
continued on through the winter,
and if properly managed very little
work will be left to finish up in the
spring. There are now 30 men on
this end of the road from 20-Mile,
and they are divided into two
gangs, under the superintendency
of Messrs. Goldsbury and BrAmley.
Some considerable delay was caused
by not being able to secure tools
which makes it impossible to puton
as many men as would be desired
Similkameen City.
Mr^-Frank Bailey, who is interestedm the Similkameen City
townsite, was in Princeton this
week on business. He is very enthusiastic over the future of Hedley
camp and his townsite, and expects
to see things boom as soon as the
new wagon road is built. W.
Bailey has published quite
complete map of all the country
around~5o-Mileincluding a pamph
let describing the~re5DiKses__of-the
Similkameen country.
The book and map contains
some valuable information and are
well worth the price, which is two
dollars. Copies can be obtained at
the Star office.
Mr. Wells, Commissioner of
Lands and Works, has inspected
the site for a new bridge across the
Thomson river near Kamloops, and
has' examined the piles for the
same. Tenders will be called for,
for the immediate construction of |
the bridge.
James Anderson, of the Star,
made a trip to Kamloops this week.
Ernest Waterman expects to start
to California for the winter on tomorrow's stage.
Mr. Lawrence, commenced work
on the rock foundation under the
Hotel Princeton on Friday.
Sam Pierce has been making a
road to connect with the one leading up from Charley Asp's place
this week.
Considerable work has been done
on the One-Mile road, bridges being
built and the grades changed in
many places.
Dave Day, was renewing his acquaintance with the "case," on the
Star a few days this week, in the
absence of the proprietor.
Mr. Penaluna, after having spent
some days in the Aspen Grove
mining district examining the various properties there, is well pleased
with the showings and thinks the
district has a very bright future.
W. B. Kennedy, who spent a
portion of the summer in Princeton,
is now temporary editor of the
Kamloops Sentinel. F. J. Dean
having gone to the coast to arrange
about the Chinese commission of
which he is secretary.
The turkey shoot last Sunday
passed off very successful and was
enjoyed by all those who participated. The successful ones were : E.
Waterman, secured four birds; J.
Jamieson, three; Barr Hall, one;
Chas. Richter, one;   D. M. French,
A petition was being circulated
this week praying for the change-
ing of the line of survey oh the
Keremoes road near 20-Mile creek.
We are not conversant with the
merits or demerits of the question
but anything which adds to the cost
of the road without benefiting the
public should be inquired into.
TENDERS   WANTED.
Tenders will be received for the'
strnction of a Howe Truss bridge 120
feet in length across the Similkameen
river at Princeton. These wilPBe- received up to November 17th. Lowest or
any tenders not necessarily accepted.
Plans and specifications may be seen at
the office of the Vermilion Forks Mining
and Development Company, Ltd.
Tenders will be received for the supply
of bridge material, lumber, hewn or
whip-sawed timbers and iror, for tie
above bridge.     Plans of specincations as
VV. J. WaTBRMAN,
Mgr. V. F.iJD.'Cqj:j|i
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
with a
edo
river, which empties into the Thompson
river near Spence's Bridge station, on
the C. P. R. main line, and about 180
miles from Vancouver.   The   following
are the hnnnrliirig.)   OjC   lJl'     r.iinill«nn»i»»i
" mining; division as readjusted by the De-
during 1899 :
at present', the location for base
possessed very little value, but Mr. j
had so much faith in the Sunsc
was so sanguine that the district would
have a future, that he kept the lj
alive, and a few years back he organized
the Sunset Copper Company, and sold
the property to that corporation, retaining for himself a large.interest.
The following description of the Similkameen district, or rather that portion
of it whicn has recently been visited by
the writer, will include the mineral zones
occurring from Lower Nicola, located
Lake,
milkameen river; thence northerly along height of land separating the
drainage area of Skagit and  Coquhalla
prospects promised
the present time only a
lount of work has been
efficient to warrant an ex-
the
pr<
ed
ing in below this point to a point of land
where such height of land is intersected
by international boundary; thence west
along   such   international   boundary to
point of commencement."
Nicola river on the north, and the tribu-
on the south,   the   altitude   is  .V500 ft.;
town in the division, the altitude is about
2,200 ft; at the summit of Copper mountain, on which has been done the most
extensive development work, the altitude
is 4,000 ft.
The history of the division is   most in
teresting, because it is the only district
in British Columbia which has produced
k£A
Discoveries of placer gold were first made
on the  Toulameen   river    and   Granite
'ttf
creek, one of its tributaries, several years
i%*
back and after the Cariboo   district had
been worked. For several years no attention was paid to this mining district,
except as a producer of placer gold and
platinum. In 1884 a man named Jamie-
son discovered copper ore float on the
summit of Copper mountain while* on a
hunting expedition. Through the information he imparted to R. A. Brown,
at present at Grand Forks, and better
known as "Volcanic Brown," the Sunset
mineral claim was made. As the district
was more inaccessable at that time than
Ten-Mile creek, Mammet Lake, Si wash
and "MTTHcraaliOr-tug laUefeinptying into the Nicola river at the town of Nicola
Lake. The country surrounding these
points is an ideal one for the prospector,
because it is easily accessible to pack or
saddle horses, while the feed on the range
is amply sufficient to support a large
number of horses and cattle.
Passing from Nicola Lake over the
summit, one travels through a section
which for about 20 miles is probably barren of minerals, but_near the head_of Otter valley several mineral locationsTjiave
been rnarle during the past two years, the
most prominent of these being the-Bjg
These
chain of
of a comparatively low altitude, which forms a portion of the range
along the southern side of Otter creek
and the northeastern side of the Tulameen river, and extends from the head of
Otter valley to the forks of the Tulameen and Similkameen. An old trail
cnt some years back permits the prospector to explore this range.
On the opposite side of Otter valley another low chain of mountains extends,
which are traversed by the Tulameen
river and its tributaries above the mouth
of Otter creek, and from ^^tp 40 miles
southwesterly from the hegcl {of Otter
valley. In this chain of mountains several camps, each one comprising several
mineral locations, have been prospected
during the past two years and especially
during the past season. These are__£o.ul-
der creek, Tulameen Summit. Kelly
creek and Otter Flat. The last mentioned has been principally prospected for
coal, a seam of which is reported to have
been discovered. The measures in which
this seam   occurs   lie westerly from the
Tulameen river; the full extent o
the field is not yet known, but one. syn|
dicate has during the past summer loca
ted claims 6 miles in length and report i
seam of coal jQ^t^in thickness, analysis
of which show volatile matter 37.2 ; fixed
carbon and ash combined, 62.8; ash,' 4.
this coal is reported as possessing good
steam qualities and adaptable for coki
In the vicinity of this coal-field extensive
iron ore have been discovered ;   the
by the Geo-
a  yielded^}
alysis of a specimen   mac
graphical survey  of Cai
ind  of course, the work pei
of quite   limited   extent.
PRINCETON
SSAY OFFICE.
"jfl
 C. B. HAEEIS
Assayer
and
Chemist*
Accurate results   Guaranteed.    Re
ports wil1 be returned on stage bringing samples.
jyM
orresoondence Solicited.
'$11
Regarding    Mining   Properties  in  the
Slmllhameen District.
Properties   artfully   Sampled  and   Assayed.
yA^'i^WWWS <\<a*a<%<a<a<%<a<%<a<%<a<a PP+P++P+P++A*
I Princeton Meat Market \
J WARDLE  & THOMAS >
> Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended  to ;
I and delivered.
! 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 # SHOES
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.
'. E. THOMAS, Prop.
Prospectors Supply Store
ifcMMISSSiMSMilMl
gIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING QO.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. manager.
'TRDAX'
PATENT
AUTOMATIC
ORE CAR
We are the Sole Manufacturers for Canada
of the "TRUAX" which is the best Ore Car
in the World.
f*HE a
back an.
door does
:ver in the
dofthecaris
ad, affording t
ing the door gradually.    The door does not com-
: angle of twelve degrees.   By the aid of the auto
 IALLY dumped, we are enabled to set trucks
•t dump than the ordinary car, and distributing
P.O. BOX 5:.   TEL. 250.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
ARHSTRONQ & MORRISON,
IRON AND STEEL WORKS.
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THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
A FAVORED COUNTRY
II
From the Tulameen Summit specimens
of galena ore carrying very fair values,
have been brought in by prospectors very
frequently during the past season. So
far as concerns Kelley creek, prospectors
had at the time of the writer's visit, just
commenced making exploitation in that
section. In fact the district directly
butary to Otter Flat has not even been
scratched over by prospectors, Although
quite a large number have been working
during the past season. Proceeding
southeasterly from Otter Flat towards
Princeton the traveler passes the old
placer camp at the mouth of Granite
creek, where today stands the remains of
what must have been a very prosperous
placer mining camp. Tw° hydi
companies installed plants tor working
the creek after the placer miners had
worked out their claims.
Near Granite creek the traveler enters
the range of mountains which extends
from Otter valley to the Similkameen
river. The predominant country rock is
a felsite, with numerons dykes ofothe.
ingenious rtcks, often having scEistose
structure occuring as intrusions. Brown
rust stains, produced from the oxidizing
of'the iron in these ingenious rocks, is a
marked feature, especially in the vicinity
of the mouth of Granite creek and from
there down the Tulameen river, for 2 or
3 miles. From the surface indications
/this would appear to be a good field to
/prospect for low-grade gold-bearing ores
(of a tree milling character.
The principal town or camp in the
Similkameen district is Princeton, located at the junction of the Similkameen
and Tulameen rivers. The topography
of the immediate surrounding country is
rolling rather than mountaneous, but
within a few miles southwest mountains
ascend to an altitude of from 800 to 2,000
ft. above the river valleys. The rocks in
the immediate vicinity of Princeton are
• sandstones, slates and shales in which
1 oflig-
i thickness.   In tie bank
occur coal
of tne simiiicameen^ opposite Princeton,
a coal seam about 6 ft. in thickness has
been opened with a_jtunnel of about iod
feet ip length. This seam has a good
slate rf»of and sandstone floor ; the djp is
quite fiat fr? *hp Rn"thi t>ut *s the seatu
occurs at the top of a local anticlinal fold
it dips als oat about 30 degrees toward
both the east and west. At the outcrop
this lignite was of poor quality, but as the
tunnel was run in the quality became
much better,as is shown by the following
analyses of samples made by the'Vermilion Forks Mining & Development Co.,
the owners of a considerable area:
eMat
39
36
7.0
34-5
50-5
Copper mountain has been the
thoroughly prospected section in the district, and is located 12 miles south of
Princeton. The Similkameen river flows
along the western base of the mountain
and separates it from Kennedy mountain.
On the eastern side flows Wolf creek, a
tributary of the Similkameen. During
the past two years | this mountain has
been very thoroughly  prospected, with
havelEeen stakSa^atm in tact/ th<
a-ea from the Similkameen river on one
side fb and across Wolf creek on the
othei side, has been located as mineral
claims. Recently Kennedy mountain
on the opposite side of the Similkameen,
as well as Friday creek and Roach river,
Tributaries emptying in some consider-
a 1: di t n e above Copper mountain
proper, have also been prospected to a
considerable extent. The geological conditions of Copper mountain indicate that
KfiA r»f an fpormouB dyke of
ingenious rock, apparently diarite, Which
has its trend nortnwesteily, iJHd is flanked
on the northern side by IffiitlffiocaUy'
termed porphyry, and qn^fHir"*eastern
side by granije. The developir/ent work
on therSunsetmine has^een of more extent than on any other claim. It consists of 200 ft. of an encline shaft, sunk
at 57 degree angle towards the northeast,
and about 80 ft. of cross-cut from
150 ft. level, driven through practically
the same ground" as was proven by the
inili|ir jjjuft,—WU attempt at drifting
along the strike of ore body has been
made. The conditions expose by this
work shows no walls, except at the bottom of the incline^ shaft, where the contact between the felsite and diorite was
encountered. The entire mass of diorite
is mineralizejath Kfiywlre an3 some chal-l
copyntei the cnalcopyrite usually occurring along the cleavage planes and the
bornite has splotches and particles disseminated through the diorite.
The following analyses of samples
taken from the dumps of the Sunset and
adjoining claims, which the writer was
furnished by a reliable authority, will indicate the character of the ore which occurs on Copper mountain:
Per Per Per
Silica  42.5 75.00 66;oii
Iron  12.5 0.36 5.84
Alumina  15.5 1.35 3.76
Lime ,.... 3.5 8.50 10.50
Sulphur „ 6.0 2.78 520
Magnetia  55 1-5° 8.00
Copper  10.5 400 8.90
Adjoining the Sunset claim of the west
is the Sunrise.   On this  a vertical shaft
cut started from the bottom towards the
Sunset workings. This location is about
100 ft. lower than the Sunset ' The
has the same characteristics, except that
much less bornite occurs, and the chalco-
pyrite is distributed veryevenly tnrough
the diorite gahgue. Between the Sunset
and the Sunrise shafts there is a distance
of about 400 ft. and on the surface at intervals outcroppings occur, which indicate the occurance of ore below them of
the same character as that exposed in the
workings. As the incline shaft on the
Sunset was sunk at an angle of 57 deg.
toward the northeast and the cross-cuts
on the Sunset and Sunrise are continued
the ground between the two locations
will be proven and the thickness of the
mineralized zone determined.
The locations along the trend of the
mountain on which the most development
has been done are the Helen H. Gardner,
adjoining the Sunset on the southeast;
the Oriole, in the same direction, and the
Copper Farm, Vancouver and Triangle
fraction to the northwest The last
named is apparently at the contact be-
ficienfc-woik hay hbt been performed on
it to determine any material facts as to
its future possibilities.    .
Other promising prospect? in the vicinity of Copper mountain are the Lost
Horse, Virginia and Olympia, on Wolf
creek ; Jubilee, about 3 miles in a southerly direction from the Sunset and at
about 500 ft. higher altitude ; the Copper
Reef and Copper Bench, on the northwestern flank of the mountain, with
their western boundary lines extending
almost to the Similkameen river. On
the Kennedy mountan side-the principal
locations are: Magnetic, Brooklyn,
Princeton, Loraine and Red Buck. On
all of these assessment work only has
been done up to tnti present time, but
the ore on the dumps and that exposed in
the workings warrant the opinion that
Kennedy mountain shows promising
possibilities.
The water power which can be developed along the Similkameen river, and
ospecially the one which has already
been developed'by the Anglo-American
Co., for the purpose of hydraulicing,"will
certainly prove of great value ^in the development cf the mineral resources in
the surrounding mountains, because, owing to the scarcgity of water on jbx—sum-
tnits, machinery driven by electrig^>ow-
er^w4i4jave to be employed in Ihe mine
workings for hoisting, etc.     The Simil-
of either Chopper or Kennedy
consequently   any   idea' of
is ojjfc-o£_qiiestion. Srrlall mountain
streams and some springs will furnish a
limited supply for domestic purposes.
There is an abugdatifieof goodtimher.
One of the most attrattrve"" features to
both the prospector and mining operator
where in this district. Ampl&ijeed grows
on all the mountains. The only drawback to the district is the fact that the
deposit of mnraitip   frornthp^lflpial   per-
iodis"enormQUS and con&uueiuiy—outcroppings and country rock exposed by
nature are not as plentiful as in other
mining districts of the province, but, on
the other hand, the natural resources of
district, which include besides copper-
gold ores and galena, coal, iron ore, limestone, agricultural land, ranges and
very desirable climate, commend this
district especially to attention.
Store. PRINCETON
ABO BIOOLA LAKE
A. E. HOWSE,
GENERAL MERCHANT
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THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
JREWERS" VIEWS.
F*
for  th
column of this issue
report of the Simil-
Engineering and Mining
Journal of New York, by W. H.
Brewer their traveling correspondent. The good that will come
from this thorough report of the
district can hardly be over estimated, as it will undoubtedly bring the
name "Similkameen," which is fast
becoming famous, before the eyes of
many an individual interested
mining who has never heard the
name, It fore and krews nothing ofl
the vast amount of wealth about us
that is only awaiting to be develop
ed. The demand for copper at the
present time is undoubtedly the
cause of so much inquiry into the
merits of different mining sections
all over the northwest. The Similkameen has received as much attention this season as could be expected under the difficulties one has
at present, to go through with to
get into it. The outlook ahead
far from discouraging and with the
Keremeos road built, next season
will see a greatly increased interest
in this part of the country from the
outside. We are at present as one
man rightly said, "Bottled up," anc
until the cork is pulled we cannot
expect th'at interest to be manifested in our propositions which woulc
be if we were iu close communication with the outside world. No
one doubts that we have the' making of a great mining district, but
the trouble is how to get into the
bottle as well as to get out of it.
So Mr. Roadmen hurry  up anc
"pull the cork."
ting very stormy.. It is amusing
ing to note the various attempts on
the part of different papers on both
sides of the "line" to "size" up the
situation. Each has its opinion and
its source of information from \vl
it is positive victory for the side
which they are on. As our point
of vantage is rather blurred by distance, we prefer to hold our opinion
as to the outcome. But one thing
is certain, that with the material
we have in the field to represent
from the Yale-Cariboo-Kootenay are
pretty evenly balanced, and it
noticeable that very little criticism
of a personal nature is mado in the
present battle. This will bring the
question down on purely party lines
and makes the outcome extremely
hard to guess. An exchange has
it about right when it says:—
'The people must decide. When
the speeches are all over and the
froth is off the cup, the issue is in
in their hands. They are the sov
ereign power and if the facts of his
tory go for anything, in the long
run they, are about right. No one
can drive or coerce them. The bs
lot is secret. They are their ov
masters at the polls and the verdict
can be left in their hands, without a
fear and without a regret.
A few days more and the story
will be told; the defeated candidates
will go back into private life,, while
the victor will continue on, or step
into, the duties of making and unmaking laws for the people.
THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
While we can scarce hear the
rumbling of the political battle
which is being fought in our own
dominion and the country to the
south, to all appearances it is get-
DID'NT HAVE RED PAINT.
Our Bro. Sir Knight of the Quill
on the Midway Advance appoli-
gizes for his lack of courtesy to the
C.P.R. officials on the advent of the
first train into their town and gives
its reasons. We can sympathise
with our Bro. and will take the tip
and secure enough red ink to last
two or three years. We don't
doubt but what we can use it all up
in that time as we expect to see
more than one railroad in here by
that period.
"We feel it our duty to apologize
to the C. P. R. Company for not
getting out a red ink edition in
honor of the first daily train to Midway, as did a number of Boundary
papers when a similar event occurred
over a year ogb. It is not intended
as an act of discourtesy on our part
in doing so for our intentions were
of the best. At the time the other
papers were indulging in war paint
we purchased a large supply of the
highest grade ink that credit would
buy, fully intending to celebrate
the event by getting out one of the
gaudiest little sheets ever published
west of the red ink belt, but we have
been using a little of it from time to
time during the past year, trying to
lend color, tp. the C.P.R. Company's
promises to*nui daily trains to Midway, until the real thing took place
we found our ""supply entirely 'exhausted. We trust that this explanation will be all that is necessary, especially to the higher officials, whose promises when assayed
do not run sufficiently high to jus-
Note and Comment!
To be well informed, take a paper.
Even a paper of pins will give you
a point.
1 There's nothing much in a shirt
waist when a man wears it, but
when a [girl wears it—well, there'
the girl.
A United States circuit judge has
forbidden the street-car men of
Little Rock, Ark., to wear union
badges. In the language of the
street, "Don't that jar you ?"
JOHN LOVE £ CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
The Montreal Herald regards it
as a sheer waste of good money to
buy a balloon with which Abruzzi
may kill himself in trying to drift
to the north pole. Strychnine,
revolver bullet, or a plunge in t!
water would probably produce the
same result and be much  less
-. Mr. Chris Foley, the Labor <
jjidate in Yale-Cariboo, is a son ofl
the late Michael Harrison Foley
well remembered by the older Canadian . politicians as a brilliant and
eloquent Irish-Catholic member of |
the parliament of old Canada, and
a member of the Brown-Dorion anc
Sandfield-Macdonald governments
of pre-confederation days.
....STOP!
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
You can save time 'and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
LINDLEY & FOSTER,
TAXIDERMISTS & FURRIERS
Presriptions ^Carefullyjp Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
L. S. DELEPLAINE
&CO* VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining and Electric
<&*& Machinery
Of Every   Description, also All
Kinds of Aerial Appliances and
Ageitslor tr»mw«y
FRASER, CHAMBER & CO., CHICAGO, U. S.
B.P. ALUS CO., Ltd., Huwadxee, Wis.'
JOHN W. PECK SCO.
Wholesale Clothing
 and 1—
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful   and   Prompt   Atention   to all
LETTER ORDERS.
PARKINSON &
FETHERSTONHAUGH
Provincial
Land Surveyors*
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
Surveys on the Similkameen Promptly
Attended to.
PRINCETON & FAIRVIEW, B. C.
W. J. WATERMAN, M. E
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	
MUSING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
PROVINCIAL LAND S
11
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k.-.■;-■-.'+■•■• w^^^mim^
THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
**"*
r -
left/as the first
to Granite
Our friend R. E. Morse lefLns
of the week on ybusinessjjtp to
and from all «vS**-,,'RarflpJi< will be
there for soin/mne. ffia^two comrades
H. E. D. and T. U. ^kee who accdmpan-
The
:ctt<
jp   jp
i that a young Princetonite
lolate one night recently
t know at what hour he
He according
reached out for the sil
backed hand-
mirror which his best
had made hin
1 a present of, which lay
the table besi
le his bed.   Instead he
recognizing h
s mistake he took the bi
up and gazed
ll the bristles for a momc
Then he felt c
n the silver back and t
at the bristh
s.      "Good heavens,"
murmured at
last, "but I need a shave
j*    jp
The head q
nil pusher and holder
the exchequer
on this brilliantly ligh
lamp of inforn
nation made a raeotorlc
this week, an
1 lighted plunk in the mi
of that gaily a
Uo-ted colony of provin
shirt waist friends to cover up their loveliness ",with heavy, cumbersome and unsightly coats.   Let them provide them-
ith
affect, or, better still, let them throw
around their shoulders the enticing fluffy
fascinator, with that degree of coquet-
tishnessthat would immediately disarm
all hostile criticism.   It is our belief that
cinator"would be too sweet for anything,
and if he*could wear a pretty bow or a
becoming rose in his hair he would be
"simply grand," Then let us not dis-
pair. Time will a avenge us.
jp   jp
Questions and Suggestions: Did
you feel a shooting 'pane' on Hallow'en
night?
From all "reports" we had a very fine
turkey shoot last Sunday. There are
some so unkind as to say that there was
more "report" than turkey.
If the Star sign had been turned around
why would it have made the office unfair?
:des
was left to the tender mercies of his Satanic Majesty, who left his station among
the ink pots in the regions below to take
observations, eat 'pi' and grow 'phat.'
In his observations he has been compelled to note some very unssemingly actions
on the part of the feminine portion of the
town, and from those who should be a
shinning example to the professional and
business representatives of the city.
But the redeeming feature is the, strength
of character displayed; indeed, it is one
. which if properly cultivated, will not
only cause meotoric movements of
the Stars, buildings, signs, doors, but
will make our delinquent fathers, who
liveth in their castle on the hill, to shed
tears of anguish for their sins of omission
and induce him to renew their vows before the altar of our most lenient provincial rulers, and harken to the pleadings
of their most unfortunate and long suffering servants.
j* j*
It is suggested that the young bachelors of Princeton form a Laddies Aid and
Protective Society. We all need aid and
from all appearances on Hallow'een night
we need protection. We have some good
material, and for neat house keeping and
fancy cooking they simply put the fair sex
to shame. As the long winter months
are coming on it would be a good scheme
' to get together and exchange notes on
cooking and the latest fashions. Being
so far away from Gotham and Lon'un
we are not quite up to 'snuff in knickers
and shirt waists and if we desire to 'up-
to-date we should investigate. Of course
men's shirt-waists are a rather new wearing apparrel, but we should remember
that only a few years ago the man in
puffed knicker-bockers was even banished
from a second rate restaurant, so inflexible
is the law of custom. Now we th nk
there is nothing that would nearly approach feminine loveliness as a nice little
man with rosy cheeks and attactive locks
in a pink shirt waist and duck trousers.
Of, course, for the present, we must expect that prejudiced and uncultivated
hotel proprietors will make the usual re
mould i
-Rats.
Is the report true that we have only
■gobbler' left in town, and that he
arly on Hallow'en night?
own,like to play "old maid" so well?
Has Billy Knights left handed piccolo
edii
nyel
Where are school ma'ams supposed to
be on Hallo night?
Where was the Allison and the Princeton school houses when the cyclone
struck them ?   And where was you ?
Is Farmer Harris's sauer kraut so strong
that it has become a somnambulist ?
As a rule the person who says he has
no choice about the spring chicken never
looks thoroughly satisfied with the piece
Palace Livery
A 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.
Run in Connection with Keremeos Hotel
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
TThey are the Purest
SU certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo.tTuche.t&sonco.
HAMILTON, ONT.
1 Hotel Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
I •  «* ^ 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.
m
ILS.DELEPLAINE
1 & CO.,  VANCOUVER, B. C. \
M AGENTS FOR LAFLIN & RAND If
1 POWDER AND MINE EXPLOSIVES.!
II THE ONLY   EXPLOSIVE FOR II
I LAND CLEARING 1
It ATLAS DYNAMITE OR GELETINE WILL DO 4 if
B Times the work of ANY OTHER EXPLOSIVE, i
U ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED. f§
H)  Write For Catalogue and Further Information to M
108 Holland Block, Vancouver, B.C 1
lile   k  |
wmiirfs
1
i
I    LOWER NICOLA.
Iff
Granite  (1
CreekBB
, m Hotel
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
P The shortest route by 10 Miles to  \ |
a Princeton from Spences Bridge is  ? |
$ Via Lower Nicola.     h i
V The table is supplied   with pro-  J
V duce from our own gardens. J '
P COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
i
1
1
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This Hotel has always been\-^-
Famous For the Excellence \*
of its table. J
The nearest point to the •
richest Silver Lead mines J
in B. C, 'Summit City.'  h
There is more gold in f
Granite Creek than has J
yet been taken out. ^
I
Stopping Point for        h
{ Headquarters for Smith's Stage 5 » Princeton stages
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
Farm and Range*
U*
VrjREBEED LIVE STOCK.
E. Bollock-Webster Makes Some
Interesting Remarks on the
Subject,
conversation with E. Bullock-Web-
f Kc
said:
a the country was awaken;
jortance of the subject. And
o be seen today in the wi
i'ed condition of the fa
purchai
■ tarip.   Kn&wi
to, I found eve
selecting the st
ting together
some of the best families in the province,
four oT which he^oi^r to'tlie famous Isabella st. aw. It was rather late in th«
season when I went East last year, most
of the suitable animals having been picked up by buyers from the Western State.'.
'.'I intend spending the winter in England and expect to be back in Toronto
about March next, which will be jus
time to buy yearling. I shall bring
car of stock home with me, \wi in
event oFmy gefttrrg—sufficient orders,
would make up a second, I do not care
what kind of stock is wanted, including
poultry, pigs or sheep, provided it is pure
bred, nor do I expect to do more than
cover expenses, since I realize that each
addition* to the improved stock <>f the
country means an advantage to us all.
"My address will be Albany Club, Toronto, after December ist."
Stock and the Hay Crop.
We hear that in some sections farmers
are planing to greatly reduce their stock
this fall because of short hay crops,
they have no other alternative but to do
so, we cannot blame them for such action,
but we regret that they did not earlier
provide for growing crops that would
kept the animals in good conditton when
pastures were dry and crops that could
have been substituted for hay when winter comes. Some made such provision,
and now, istead of selling animals, they
are ready to buy. They will find farming profitable this year because they will
be so situated as to buy stock cheaply o
less prudent farmers, who can keep it until there are better crops. The next
worst thing to selliug stock at a time
when it should be paying a profit is to
sell it when it is not in the best condition
toselL
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for pcr-
Startiug- from the post planted on the South bank
if tilt- Ska frit River about 20 miles from Hope
Landing, thence following the bank of the river
iced before the issuance
CLIVE PRINGl/K.
cate No. 135486, and Alexander Miller, Freee Min
CLARKS STAGE
Line
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.
French & Day
TINSMITHS I
PLUriBERS I
QUNSfllTHS J
^PUMP DRIVING DONE- \
Our Camp  Stove is the Boss for *
Prospectors. £
Repair work of Every Descrlp- *)
tion. *
I Olli We can save you
WVi+rh   money on y°ur
T Y CllV^H REPAIRIN
Repairing
REPAIRING
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
^_ Kamloops, B. C.
G. L. ALLAN
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
«£ SHOES **
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
HOTEL
HERHEOS
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.
We Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors
IHALkWS
Drug Store;
We carry a full stock of Drugs
Proprietory Medicines, Toilet Preparations, etc.    In fact everything
that an    Up-to-date   Drug   Store  '
igh to have.
iil   Orders from Princeton and
district can be filled  by   rett
stage.
Kamloops, B. C.
GRAND PACIFIC
HOTEL kamoops, 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,
1 Con-
P. A. BARNHART, Prop.
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.
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., ITD,
ches Toronto, St John, Winnipeg and VANCOUVBR.  «—
*j
 THE   SIMILKA MEEN  STAR.
•^v-^.
\ Mining:  News |
p.' The shipments of lead concentrates from
the Coeur d'Alenes during Agugust is understood to have agregated 15,000 tons.
The underlying fact in the present action of the American Smelting & Refin-
ij .ing company is a guarantee of $4 for lead
produced during 1900.
Chemically pure zinc does not decompose water to any appreciable extent.
1. Commercial zinc is violently attacked by
mji   even slightly acidulated water.
The Rand gold production nas all along
been given in crude ounces, as the gold
W  comes from the plates or vats.    United
States gold production is given in ounces
fine.
One per cent, carbonic oxide in air is
liable to occasion death if inhaled. Gunpowder explosion and underground ignition of fuel produces this gas with insufficient ventilation.
Explosives are only comparatively safe
so long as they are treated as dangerous.
To put this into practice is to approximately insure immunity from accident;
to neglect is to court disaster.
It is not unlikely that resumption of
work in the South African mines will
see successful effort to put in practice the
proposition to sink to a depth of 8,000
feet Relay winding stations.'electricity
the ingenuity of the American mining
engineer, the maker of American mining
machinery will furnish successful solution to the problem, though it involve
new questions in ventilation and hoist-
 JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
-.Princeton.B. C...
Blacksmithing
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 Ideal Summer Resort.
JOB RICHARDS,
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
"Imperial
Limited"
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
. TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
 TO	
TORONTO
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
West Bound Bast Bound
5:51 IMPERIAL LIMITED 20:16
10:45 XAMLOOPS     LOCAL 17:4
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. OOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. G. P. A. AGENT
VANCOUVER, B.C. SPENCE8 BRIDGE
Canadian Pacific
Navigation CO.
(LIMITED.)
Time   Table   No.   51
Taking Effect, June 15th.
al Freight Agent
Passenger Agent
me Sunset Copper Mining Co., uo
Owning and Operating
The SUNSET Mlnem
On Copper Mountain, Similkameen Mining District.
Everyone who has seen the property renders a unanimous verdict*
The Biggest and Best Mine in British Columbia*
Now is the TIME to BUY Stock in this Wonderful
nine. It is an investment! No Speculation 1 Ore
enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.   BUV TODAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
Wjjl     APPLY TO
O   9    R* Am BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
PRINCETON Or GPMForHS.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
3^\
THE TOWNSITE OF
PRINCETON
BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
*
Lots for
• • e A^CllG • • •
LOTS
From $2*00 to $10-
Per Front Foot^«^
She of Lots50xJ00
Ft* and 33x100 Ft.
One acre Residential
Lots«<£$ <& *£ <& <£ *£
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent* per annum* <&
W
W
Government Head-
quarters FOr the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The 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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