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 PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 1900.
$2.00 Per Ykar.
A FAIRVIEW MINE
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The   Dominion   Consolidated
Mines, Ltd.
The Company are Doing Good .Work
on their Properties, the Flora,
Western Hill and Virginia.
There i
1 Fai
a mining company
view who is developing and proving the
value of a group of claims in a thoroughly
systematic and minerlike manner. Unlike some of the earlier ventures in quartz
mining at Fairview, the Dominion Consolidated Mines Co. have not spent large
sums of money in stamp mills and expensive mining machinery before developing the mines.
The company own three claims, viz,
the Flora, Western Hill and Virginia.
The vein is traceable the entireje^^h of
the  property, 4500 feet,  outcropping
different  places  from  2 feet to 20 f
wide.    The exploration work done so
on the property consists or surface strip1
ping and   crosscutting,  a shaft on tl
Western Hill, depth no feet, a tunnel i
the Flora, length 450 feet.     The work
now concentrated on the tunnel, it beii
the intention'ofthe management toco
tinue the development of the mine by
tunnelling the full length of the property.
The shaft on the Western Hill will be
connected and'-used for ventilation, but
the main workings will be reached from
the tunnel.   2000 feet of length will gii
800 feet of depth on the vein, assuring
plenty of stoping ground and enabling
the company to handle the ore easily and
economically.      The mine is equipped
with a six drill  compressor plant furnished by the Rand Drill Co.    As soon as
the 4000 feet of working tunnel is completed a 100 stamp mill  will  be erected
and the mine worked on a large scale.
The company own the water power at
Okanagon  Falls, about 10 miles distant,
giving them ample power for all purposes.     Assays   taken across the vein
which is from 15 to 20 feet wide, show ar
average of $5 to $ 10 per ton in gold.
The maximum cost of mining and milling is estimated at $2.50 per ton, which
leaves a handsome profit for the shareholders. The work now being done
costs about #10 per foot, and as soo
the working force is increased the
pense will be materially reduced. The
property has been well and carefully
managed and ere long the
the Dominion Consolidated Mines will be
receiving regular dividends. Tne majority of the company's stock is owned by
Montreal people and the assurance that
the company have a good property should
encourage the investment of eastern capital in the district.
"Queen's weather prevailed on *Her
Majesty's birthday and the large number
of strangers who visited Princeton for the
celebration had a royal good time. The
tug of war was one of the most inte-est-
ing features of the sports, the heavyweight citizens just managing to pull the
prospectors over the ■ line after a hard
struggle. C. Revely maintained his reputation as a sprinter by winning the 100
yards and the % mile, while Hugh Campbell broke all existing records in the old
man's race. The horse races were' closely
contested, Kit Summers displaying . fine
horsemanship in the cowboy races, and
Charlie Allison's stable cleaned5ant all
competitors in the saddle horse, poriy and
prospector's races. The result"r\»the
principal events were as follows:  *■—
yard foot race—1st C. Revely, 2nd
THE (WEEK'S BIRTHDAY.
Princeton and Surrounding Country^
^^     Takes a Day Off.        k /^
ourth   race—ist. C. Revely,  2nd.
Kruger.
Three-legged race—ist Mnrry and Kr-
Putting the stone—fst Joe; 2nd Hamilton. ^ -jkc*""
Old man's race—ist Hugh Campbell.
2nd The Stump Rancher.
Tug of War—Capt. C. Harris, Citizens
Team, won in two minutes.
Hop, step and jump—ist V
2nd Kruger.
Chinese Race—ist Lee Lee,  2nd Ah
Sack P<»™>l^|f* rf^wfn  2nd Kruge:
HORSE RACES.
Prospector's saddle horse race.—is
Allison, 2nd G. Allison.
Cowboy's race—150 yards 2 turns-
K. Summers, 2nd Batiste.
Cowboy's race—300 yards, saddle up,
two turns, ist K. Summers, 2nd Batiste.
Saddle horse race—^ist C. Allison, 2nd
C. Richter. fiWKjM-
Pony race—ist C. Allison, 2nd Kruger.
The 24th at Granite Creek.
The royal salute woke the
Granite early on Thursday morning.
Flags were hoisted on the principal buildings in the city and on the Boston and
British Columbia and Murphy Co.
on the creek. A grand dinner was given
at the Hotel Granite in the evening by
Mr. D. McKay. Amongst those present
were Capt. and Mrs. W. Holmes, Mr.
Mrs. F. P. Cook, Mrs. H. Hunter, Judge
Murphy, Messrs. D. Ross, D. McPhail,
J. Amberty, P. Gunderson, O. Benson,
W. Percy, A. P. Price, D. Munro, J.
Cleasby, J. McDonald and E. Tingley.
The Hotel Granite has always been
famed for the excellence of its table, but
on this occasion the chef surpassed all
previous efforts.
i subscribe for the
MAFEKING RELIEVED
London Wild With Excitement
Over the News.
Sober London Beside Herself With
Emotion—Sharp Fighting Done—
Kruger's Grandson Captured.
London, May 19.—A special dispatch
from Molopo, dated May 17th, states that
a large British force from the south succeeded in entering Mafeking on Wednesday and that the siege was raised by
the Boers, their commandoes withdrawing eastward.
A special despatch from Cape Town
says that the relief column,: as it approached Mafeking,. from the south,
attacked by a strong force of Boers, who
were repulsed. The rear-guard contin
nJk in" a«c.ion for some time.—-TheBrirJsi
casualties were slight.
London, May 19.—4 a.m.—London'
millions spent half the night in the streets
and at 5 o'clock this morning, groups of
men are singing and cheering and there
are crowds in front of the Mansion House,
Marlborough House, the clubs on Pall
Mall and the War Office, and in Parliament Square, waving flags and joining in
national airs.
This sustained bellowing and uproar of
hundreds of thousands amazes tiTe'Engr
lishman, who ceases for a moment to be
an actor and becomes merery*aju>bseryer.
Sober phlegmatic London, is beside itself
with emotion. Gusts of patriotism have
set the town quivering twice, or thrice
before, during the war, but nothing has
quite equalled to-night's hundred square
miles of almost furious demonstration.
It was a curious thing for the onlookers
to see solemn, grey-haired men toss their
opera hats into the air, and join in the
hurricane of cheers, when a wreath-
crowned' banner with the portrait of
Colonel Baden-Powell passed along the
streets. Smart women in broughams,
waved Union Jacks out of the windows
conventional family parties stopped abou
the corners to take part in singing "G01
Save the Queen"; everywhere were aban
don, good feeling and an astonishin
roar of human voices.
It wes all brought about by a 20-won !
telegram from Pretoria that Mafeking
had been relieved.
Major General Baden-Powell has captured Commandent Sarel Eloff, President Kruger'-? grandson, and by splendid
strategy completely routed the Boers in
the neighborhood of Mafeking.
President McKinley has definitely n
fused any help to the Boers.
Dan McGillivary Is Dead.
Dan McGillivary, the well-known contractor of Vancouver, died at Sault Ste.
Marie 'on Tuesday morning in the 43rd.
year of his age.
PURELY PERSONAL.
. Jack Bate of Copper Butte camp is in
Geo. H. Starnes passed throughPnfiee*"
.ton on his way to the survey camp.
1  Archibald Irwin, Indian agent at Kamloops,was in Princeton for the 24th.
.  Mr. Chas. Vahey of Grand Forks is in
the city looking for a business location.
^Mn -and Mrs. Johnson, late of Grand
Forks, arrived in Princeton on Wednesday's stage.
. Dan. Coutenay, the High -Falutin and.
High-Toned . prospector, is registered at
the Hotel Jackson. j{""W,*ijf5j*lj(feil
Mr. Robert Stevenson returned to ■
Princeton on Wednesday from an extended trip-fafcjLfae Pacific coast.
R. L. CawjtorjpvL Wirth, I., Coulthard ;
and a nunjber of other sports came up
the river from Keremeos for the 24th.
j Mrs. Hagerman and three daughters
arrived on the mid-week stage. They
will have charge of the dining-room of
the Hotel Tulameen'as soon as the building is completed.
Messrs. Rogers and JSilverthorne came
in from the Upper Tulameen for the 24th.
They left'for Boulder creek yesterday
where it is rumored they have acquired a
very fine property.
Mr. L. W. Shatford, merchant, and Mr.
J.TGtWef druggist, of Fairview, paid their'
respects to Bnn<*et©n-sthis. week. It is
just possible that both gentlemen* will,
start branches in this city.
Mr. Fred Richardson, representing the.
Ames-Holden Co. and F. P. Wilson, representing The McLennan, McFeeley Co.,
both of Vancouver, did a good business
btrthelf'"first trip to Princeton on Monday last.
Mr. Geo. Armstrong, of Lower Nicola,
drove in Thursday morning to celebrate.
He celebrated. George reports good business in Nicola this season, ten mile properties are being extensively worked and
new finds are reported daily.
Hon. E. Dewdney and Mr. H. Keith
drove in from Spences Bridge on Wednesday. The Gov. expresses himself as
greatly pleased -jB&lhPrinceton 's increased growth and hopes the city will extend
far enough to include his meadow in its
feEviroSk Mr. Keith comes from the
iNorth-west, where he was Indian agent
for a number of years. He intends residing in the Similkameen for a while and
will have charge of Mr. Dewdney's inter-
■
Tenders Wanted'
Tenders will be received for hewn or
sawn timbers for the substructure of the
Princeton bridge over the Similkameen
river. Specifications, etc. may be had bv;
applying to the Vermillion Forks Co.
Lowest or any tenders not necessarily accepted.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB
(A-^i ^
DETERMINATION OF BOCK.
As a preliminary, step to the
knowledge of rooks;.a fairly accurate knowledge of some of the common minerals composing rocks is
essential-, and to know these at
sight or with the help of an .ordinary pocket lens. For the most
part there are only a few of these
which need trouble the miner, and
which compose nine-tenths of the
most important ana difficult rocks
met Tn the mining field. These are
quartz, and feldspar, for the" light
colored- minerals, jind mica, hornblende, and augite
onST __^_
or.calspar, easily detected by
With a good practical knowledge of
these at sight, and by the simplest
tests, we are very fairly prepared
for tackling almost any ordinary
rock. The distinctions between
rocks, especially those of an igneous
nature, will be found to be not so
much in the particular minerals
composing these rocks as in the disposition, arrangement, and relative
quantity or variety of species ofl
these minerals in a rock.
Thus mica, quartz, and feldspar
rite,
ed
iffei
togethe
often easily recognized at a glance.
In the granite these crystalline minerals are
crystallii	
and you cannot separate distinctly
one individual crystal from another,
and there is no ground mass or
paste in which these minerals are
set. In the case of the porphvrjte
there is a distinctly spotted appearance 61" tne rock. TES diiierence
between the granite and the porphy-
rite is like that between a brindle
tabby cat and a leopard. In the
porphyrite, the crystals, especially
the feldspars, are distinctly individualized, they are perfect individual
crystals, imbedded in a paste or
or ground mass of much finer material, like plums in a pudding, and
you could extract out of this paste
or ground mass a perfect individual crystal of quartz or feldspar,
which you could not possibly do in
the case of granite. Then the absence of some constituent mineral
may. dietinguish one rock from another. Thus, syeaj^tojthe^ ordinary observer, appears exactly like
granite, but on closer inspection you
find* there is no quartz!
spar, in it, and^syenite rliighlr be
catted a quartzless granite. Again,
a particular variety of a certain constituent mineral may distinguish
one rock from another; thus, gome
diorites appear to the eye identical
witlTgran i tg^buton closer examin-
ation we find that the lelds^archaracteristic of granite is commonly
orthoclase feldspar, whilst that of |
dioragZJsjfogi&clase feldspar, a
slight difference in the species of a
mineral causing a strong distinction
being made for the class of rock.
Another matter is worthy of consideration in determining rock, and
that is the habit and mode of occurrence of rock in the field. It may
be often difficult in picking up a
loose hand specimen to say at once
to which class of rock it belongs.
For example, when in early days
we were engaged with the United
States Geographical Survey in the
• examination of the Leadville district, on climbing a certain hill we
noticed   large   bodies of whitish,
seemingly stratified, and even laminated, rock, which we hastily concluded were altered shales or laminated quartzites, but on coming to a
profound section of the mountain,
shown in one. of the great ampithe-
aters, we found this same shaly rock
j cutting up through the other formations as a true igeous dike, and we
had to alter our label from a shale
or a quartzite to that of the now
celebrated Leadville white porphyrite. A well known petrologist,
to whom a hand specimen of this
same- rock was sent East for determination, likewise pronounced it,_a
quartzite,- till informed-of its truly
eruptive mode of occurrence in the
field;
• Manydiorites, as we have said,
appear exactly like ordinary finegrained granite, but when we find
this' rock occurring in dikes cutting
through the other formations or intruded in great laccplitic masses between"- sedimentary beds, we recognize its-habit to be, not that of ordinary granite, but of the... truly
eruptive and intrusive rock known
as diorite. Diprite and andesites
aie, especially when somewhat altered, very much alike in appearance
and in composition, but in the field
andesite generally occurs as an ex-
trusic rock, that is, as one that has
flowed out over the surface and covered great regions with its surface
lava flows, whilst diorite does not
occur in this way but as an intrusive rock, that is, one that though
eruptive and coming up in dikes
and intrusive sheets forced in between the strata, yet is never found
to have reached and poured over
the surface like andesite or ordinary, lavas.
. Many other distinctions will rje
observed by enlarged experience.
Thus, it will be noticed that deep-
seated rocks like granite, syenite,
diorite that have never been
poured over the surface like basalt
or andesite but have cooled slowly
below the surface at great depths,
are apt to be much mprethfirayghly
coarsely crystaline than the surface
lavas which-have cooled rapidly and
have sometimes developed even a
glassy structure like obsidian.
These remarks may give an idea
of some of the ways in which the
geologist or petrologist makes his
distinctions and determinations of|
rock both in the cabinet and in the
field.—May Number Mines and
Mineral.
Job Printing
Of Every Description
at the STAR office,
1 Pinn^f* PPIH^
iriuiiwci tEiraET^
=^JMMM{jIHIfl
Shop!
HUGH COWAN, Prop:
THE LATEST STYI.ES IN HAIRCUTTJNG.
Opposite Post Office.      Princeton, B. C
PRINCETON LUflBER,
SHINGLE and PLANING MILLS
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
Hill and Office
Bridge Street,
PRINCETON. B. C.
m
ON YOUR WAY TO
PRINCETON
You will  Find a Comfortable Resting Place at the
15 Mile House
'BRABSHAWS'
Well Stocked Bar and Excellent Dining Room*
HEADQUARTERS FOR 20 MILE
CREEK MINING CAMP.
«££*£
Stable in Connection
notel Princeton   *t
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
P$ <£ HOTEL *£ *£
The Resort _
For Prospectors and Mining Men.
First Class Dining Room and Bar.
No trouble to talk to guests. The Boer
War and Fighting Joe's campaign discussed every evening.
Come and hear the Phonograph,
AND SEE THE IRISHMAN.
Seeds end Drugs
FRESH, NEW and GOOD.
The   Largest  Garden  Seed  Dealers  in the
Send for
Catalogue.
PROVINCE.
The Nelson Drug and seed Co.
_—_ -ioo Cordova St., VANCOUVER,
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
oooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I HUMOR j
OCOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOCOO
Jingle--'Today I saw a man raising a
' glass of beer to his lips. I called to him
to stop, spoke three .words to him, and
instead of drinking it he dattied it to the
ground, splintering the glass into a thousand pieces." Mingle—"My stars ! You
must be a second John B. Gough for eloquence. What did you say to himr"
Jingle—"Isaid, 'that'snon-union beer.' "
A Filipino fable: A boy ?who had a
brindle dog on a string was so tired that
the dog was on the point of achieving in-
ciety for the
lember' of the
replied Mr.  Woodi
Mr.Jones.-Ami.
to run a newspape
would run it.
Mrs. Joiies.—If 1
would have been a
Mr.Jones.-Yes;
i groce
i for
some days been looking for the dwner oi
a voice that claimed his attention at the
telephone one busy morning. When he
finds the man, the meeting will furnish
material for an interesting item, and the
following dialogue explains itself:
The Voice—Hello, there!  Is that
Charles ?
Grocer—Yes.
The Voice—Have any salt fish ?
The Voic
-Is it fresh ?
es: came in this n
—Cod or pollock ?
Special Stage
A Special Stage will leave
Spences Bridge for Princeton and way points every
Monday morning at 6 a. m.
arriving at Princeton Wednesday at noon.
Returning: Leaves Princeton Friday morning at 6
a. m., arriving at Spences
Bridge on Sunday.
JAS. SMITH, Propr.
Grocer—Got   both.      Which do ;
'ant?
The Voice—Well, I don't know,
the pollock good and dry ?
Grocer—Yes.
The Voice—Well, why don't you g
: a drink, then ?
;Atthis point the grocer brought.the
olloquy to a sudden termination with
Quick Returns
FROM
MMLERY'S
Drug Store
a full stock of Drugs
>ry Medicines, Toilet Pre-
, etc. In fact everything
Up-to-date   Drug   Store
H Headquarters for all stage lines.
Hotel Jacksoi
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor.
PRINCETON
M DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL SUPERVISION, 'ff1
H ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS AND |
ffj CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN=
|| CONNECTION.
II Ifsjs-Patrons of the Hotel Jacksc
HI     Development of the entire Simill
ii keep posted on th
^
Blue  Ribbon Tel
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 Wm
Kamloops, B. C.
| French & Day |
I TINSMITHS 1
1
PLUHBERS
GUNSfllTHS j>
I       ...PUMP DRIVING DONE...      \
7  Our Camp  Stove is the Boss for  t
V Prospectors. 1
A   Repair work of Every Descrip- A
tion. k
Palace Livery
ok STABLES &
^^V^^^^^^v^^
KEREMEOS, B. C.
D.J.INNIS,Prop.
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
Hudson Bay Co.
NEW GOODS.
Up-to-date and Great Values in Ladies Blouses, Printed Cambrics, Printed Muslins. Costume Lengths in Dress Goods-
Orders promptly filled for any part of the Similkameen Country
Hudson Bay Stores*,
Kamloops, Bm Cm
Princeton feed $»les:
BUDD & CO., Proprietors.
Cay uses or High Priced Race
Horses Equally Well Cared for.
THE MOST COMMODIOUS HORSE
Opposite Hotel Jackson. HOTEL IN THE SIMILKAMEEN *&
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PRINCETON,   B. O.
THE  PRINCETON   PUBLISHING  CO.
HAS A CNmNONG POLICY.
?(fMr.
so one can deny t
3 the best offered
id giv
id to be con
id honggty of
government,
his platform
ny of the five
iV^t
uld
t of the elec-
:hat the elec-
should remember that the building
of the "Coast to Midway" railway
will circulate an enormous amout
of money among the working classes
and the laborers will require the
produce of the ranches and market
gardens en route. The connection
with a Kettle River Valley road,
ich
'ill  also  have   connection
to the centre of the Similkameen
country, at Princeton, would be
about 80 miles long and would tap
not only a very rich mining section
but one of the great cattle raising
centres of the province. The News-
Advertiser confesses that a light
Fraser valley railroad is a growing
I need and should be built. If such
is the case the continuation of such
a line into the heart of the Similkameen section would not be over 80
miles long. The Similkameen
country can furnish more traffic, in
proportion to the length of railroad
required to reach it, than and other
portion of British Columbia. Mr.
Cotton tries to saddle the Similkameen section with supplying all the
freight for the proposed Coast-Koot-
nay railroad. It does not mention
the fact that the Boundary and
Kootenay districts would supply an
immense amount of traffic to such
a line, not only that, the business
coming from those rich sections
would be kept in the province, the
coast cities would be the supply
points for the commerce which now
comes from eastern Canada and the
province as a whole would reap the
benefit of keeping her business to
her own commercial centres.
The statement that the C. P. R.
will tap the Similkameen by a short
branch running in from Spences
Bridge is another absurd statement
made by Mr. Cotton's paper. The
distance from Vancouver to Princeton via the proposed C. P. R. route
would be about 200 miles longer
than the direct route which the government would take. Mr. Cotton,
no doubt would like to see the C.P.
R. hold the traffic at its usual ex-
.,,  t.t    .,        t,    c vl      orbitant rates per mile' and impose
with Northern Pacific or some other r. . c
on the people of the Sim llkameen a
burden    of freight  and passenger
rates fifty times  greater than  I
American line, will give competitive rates into the Boundary country from the east and from the west:
The re-enactment of Chinese and
Japanese exclusion bills, as Mr.
Martin says, force the dominion
government to allow the province
to use its own judgment as to excluding or admitting Mongolian laborers; and Mr. Martin and Mr.
Curtis pledge themselves to prohibit
the immigration if returned to power. Many other reasons may be
given for returning the Martin government to power, and we believe,
as we said before, that the electors
will recognize the justice of the government platform and give it their
honest support.—Greenwood Minej
Mmeny
SUFFICIENT PROOF,.&
The Cotton organ jfj Vancouver
is doing its utmost to find a good
reason for opposing the building
proposed government railroad.
In a late editorial it makes a few of
the most absurd statements regard
ing the length of the road and the
resources of the Similkameen coun
try. A railroad running from a
point on the Fraser river at Hope,
ased taxation would amount
If he would only acquaint hiin-
rith the country and the distances from point to point", he
might be able to write intelligently
on the subject, and would not make
hasty statements which show pitiable ignorance of the country in
which he lives.
We might point out that we do
not hope "that the Similkameen
will become a great copper camp
like Rossland" as the News-Advertiser puts it. We may be wrong,
but somehow we have the idea that
/Rossland is a gold camp and the
amount of copper it produces is
finitesimal.
Princeton's 24th of May celebra
tion was a great success. Although
the programme of sports was small
the large crowd of people who attended had a most enjoyable time.
The sports were intended as a forerunner of the big celebration that
will take place in Princeton on
2nd, 3rd and 4th of July, when a
grand three days carnival of horse
races, sports, etc. will be held in the
metropolis of the Similkameen.
Reports from the different districts in the province show that
Premier Martin is gaining ground
rapidly. His position is much
stronger today than it has been at
any time since he undertook the
direction of affairs. The blatant
opposition of some of the coast papers is doing more to gain friends
for the Premier than to harm his
cause. The Vancouver Province in
its anxiety to defeat the government has come down to a very low
level indeed and its campaign literature is of such a class that any fair
minded man reads it with a feeling
of disgust. An intelligent and well
directed criticism of the policy of
the government would have a much
better effect on the electors than one
dictated by malice and spite.
FRIENDLY COMMENT FROM THE PRESS.
Hon. Joseph Martin and Hon.
Smith Curtis unfolded their platform to the electors of Phoenix this
week. From the tone of the mass
meeting at Miners' Union hall, it
appears to be a veni, vidi, vici proposition. It begins to look as
though the minister of mines would
have a walk-over in this riding.—
Phoenix Pioneer.
Munn, independent candidate in
New Westminster, says that if Reid,
conservative, persists in running,
Munn will drop out and the liberals
will then support Brown, resulting
in his election.
It is reported that Thomas Kidd,
the old member for Richmond who
started out on this campaign as a
Cotton candidate, has taken his address out of the papers and will fin-,
ish up the run as a straight Martin
man.—Revelstoke Herald.
Take a lesson from the
SANDQN FIRE
And Insure your Building,
Stock and Furniture in the
PHOENIX INSURANCE CO,
_of BROOKLYN, N. Y.
ASSETS $5,678,149.18
J. ANDERSON, Agent, Princbton, B. C.
The Hon. Joseph Martin may
congratulate himself upon his ability to put more fear to the square
inch into the conservative party
than any liberal who has been in
political life in the dominion since
its foundation ; and believing him
to be such big game the leaders of
the different sections of that party
are knifing each other so they may
get a chance to bag him. But Joseph is watching the fun, and after
they have carved each other to a
nicety, he will gather up the remains and stuff them into his little
political knapsack. We trust he
will be magnanimous enough to
nurse them back to life, enough at
any rate to form some kind of a decent opposition in the house.—
Greenwood Miner.
 JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
 Princeton, B. C	
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
J»Jt PRINCETON, B. C.
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
 ...C. B. HARRIS.
Assayer
and
Chemist*
Accurate results Guaranteed. Reports will be returned on stage bringing samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Properties  in   the
Similkameen District.
Properties   Carefully  Sampled  and  Assayed.
R.H.PARKINSON
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PRINCETON, B.C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR,
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
Surveys on the Similkameen Promptly
Attended to.
i
M
 /Ktq ^
I
V
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB;
HAS A GOOD  WORD TO SAY.    I
A Trail, B. C, Man Talks to Republic
Miner About the Similkameen.
In an article in the Republic Miner
J. D. Anderson, P. L. S., of Trail, B. C.
who recently surveyed a number of
claims on Copper mountain, is quoted by
,e Sunset shaft was put down about!
;t when the water came in so strong
found impossible for the engine to
: work of raising both the ore and
iter so they had to close down un-
ivier machinery can be got in. The
looks well.     I saw the dump and
Granite
creeh
gold an
iioiel
region   that the Nic
D. McKAY
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.
I Want
Your
We can save you
Repairing
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
-<,_Kamloops, B. C.
Prospector's Supply Store
c. E. THOriAS.
A new line of Gent's Furnishings
Just Received.     See Our Special-
ties in Shirts.
BRIDGE ST.
Princeton, B.C.
SIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING QO.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. rianager.
PRINCETONS
NCW
SH
Martin,   Harris
& Company
Alt
NOW
Ready to Supply Lum-
her at the Lowest Prices*
E. HARDWICK, Manager.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PLATFORM OF THE
MARTIN GOVERNMENT.
revenue, in order to preserve intact
credit of the province, which is its
asset.     *
15. To adopt a system 61* government
construction and operation of railways,
and immediately to proceed with the
construction of a railway on the south
side of the Fraser river, connecting the
coast with the Kootenay district, with
the understanding that unless the other
railways now constructed in the province give fair connections, and make
equitable joint freight and passenger arrangements, the province will continue
this line to the eastern boundary of the
province. Proper connection with, such
Kootenay railway to be given to the island
of Vancouver. With respect to other
parts of the province, to proceed to give
to every portion of it railway connections
at as early a date as possible, the railway when constructed to be operated by
16. A railway bridge to be constructed in connection with the Kootenay railway across the Fraser river, at or j
Westminster, and running powers"
1 over it to any railroad company
ying  for same, under proper con*
Nev
ount of the bonds
tnpany be trans-
If the
ISIS
'ill be r
etained on §
made removi
on broug
ht about,  wi
the  prin
ciple of the
dopted.
If the vote is
tfill be re
re-estsb
pealed.
imbia,
effective means of bringing before the
British public the advantages of this
province as a place for the profitable investment of capital.
10; The retaining of the resources of
the province as an asset for the benefit of
the people, and taking effective measures
to prevent the alienation of the public
domain, except to actual settlers or for
actual bona fide business, or industrial
purposes, putting an end to the practice
of speculating in connection with   the
the
The taking of activ
ystematic exploration of the prov-
12. The borrowing of money for the
purpose of providing roads, trails and
bridges, provided that in every case the
money necessary to pay the interest and
sinking fund in connection with the loan
shall be provided by additional taxation
so as not to impair the credit of the prov-
n with the
tion of government roads and trails,
provide by the employment of competent
civil engineers and^otberwise that the
government money is expended upon
some system which will be advantageous
to the general public, so that the old
system of providing roads as a special
favor to the supporters of the government may be entirely discontinued.
14. To keep the ordinary annua
penditure   within  the ordinary annual
virJb.ii
thepn
for the  educa-
nddumb.
20. To repeal the alien exclusion act,
as the reasons justifying its enactment
no longer obtain.
21. An amicable settlement of the
dispute with the dominion government
as to Deadman's Island, Stanley Park and
other lands, and an agreement with Mr.
Ludgate, by which, if possible, a sawmill
industry may be established and carried;
on on Deadman's Island, under satisfactory conditions, protecting the interests
of the public.
22. Proper means of giving technical*
instruction to miners and prospectors.
Joseph Martin.
G. LALLAN
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
BOOTS
AND
SHOES
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
COOK & CO.
Princeton's
Pioneer Store. I
 STORES  AT	
PRINCETON  and GRANITE CREEK.
Princeton Express
M and Pack Train* <£
BAGGAGE, FREIGHT, AND
EXPRESS CARRIED FROM KEREMEOS
TO TWENTY MILE AND PRINCETON.
Saddle Horses lo any
point in the Similkameen.
Pack Train Leaves Keremeos every  Monday
and Friday on arrival of stage from Fairview.
For rates apply to
HIND & MURRAY,
KEREMEOS PRINCETON
H. P. GORDON,
Manufacturer of and
Dealer in all Kinds of
Furniture, Carpets, Oilcloths,
Window Shades, Curtains,
Camp Beds, Cornice Poles, Picture Framing.
Estimates for Hotel,  Office and all other   Furniture Furnished on
Application.
....Kamloops, B. C.
m
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR,
I
New General
...Store
Just Received
A well   assorted stock of Clothing, Gents'
Furnishings, Blankets, Stationery, etc*
We sell none but the Purest and Best
Groceries
TRY OUR "HONDI CEYLON" TEA.
Call and See Our Boots and Shoes.
JUST ARRIVED.
Bridge St.
Rennie & Bell
Princeton   Meat   Market
WARDLE & THOMAS
Orders  for  Mining  Camps   promptly  attended   to
and delivered.
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-
«** bling in Connection. J*
P. A. BAKNHART, Prop.
Hunters'
Saw and Planing
Located 3 Miles from Princeton.
A full stock.....
Of Rough and Dressed
Lumber.
The    Driest   and  Clearest  in  the
country.
TOWN TOPICS.
If you want a good mixed drink go to
the HeteHgcEkm.^^ d**-*v
Use Blue Ribbon Baking Powder in
camp and on the trail.
A new supply of Jessop steel has arrived at the Howse store.
Blue Ribbon Baking Powder is made
in Canada by Canadians.  -
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.
20 Mile Creek.     Two % interests
Apply, Cook & Co., Princeton.
For Sale or Rent—Stevensons' Hay
Meadows. Apply, Cook & Co., Princeton.
A. E. Howse can supply you with the
very latest in shirts and gent's furnish
ings.
Bennet's Patent Fuse, the best in the
world can be purchased at the  Howse
If you want to go prospecting, the P.O.
store can fit you out with everything you
require.
For Sai«e—About three tons of Finest
Oat Hay for $22.50 per ton.   Apply
D. McKay, Granite Creek.
For Sale.—Five tons of good potatoes
at $30 per ton delivered in Princeton.
Apply to Jack Thynne,
Otter Valley.
Lost—A sorrel mare with saddle and
bridle; also rope around neck. Branded
with line on left shoulder. A liberal reward will be paid for her return to D.
McKay, Granite Creek or to Budd's Livery Stable, Princeton.
me Sunset Copper Mining Co., lm.
Owning and Operating
The SUNSET Mine.
On Copper Mountain, Similkameen Mining District.
Everyone who has seen the property renders a unanimous verdict.
The Biggest and Best Mine in British Columbia.
Now is the TIME to BUY Stock in this Wonderful
nine. It is an investment! I ,No Speculation! Ore
enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.   BUY TODAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
R. A. BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
PRINCETON or Grand ForHs.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB
FROM THE RECORDS.
Aspen Grove—
LoneStak—J. C. B'u'clc
Emma—Harry Poulinie
Morning—
Provincial Electors or
WEST RIDING OF YALE
jt.kmen:—I come before the peo
lis constituency as a member o:
eminent in perfect harmony witli
ving the full confidence of m\
les, approving fully of the govern'
latform as the ablest that has evei
b the people of this pro-
liberal (
nil   <
3 interest with any person or
at is willing to steer the province
s hands of the old clique and fac-
Is
r.,the pe.
Uie forthcoming el.
clearcut statement of policy to be purused
so that people can readily understand my
position. I do not intend to impose upon tin- public us an independent or op-
positionisi, as I know that the wishes of
the people are to be considered "rather
than allowing my personal motives 01
ambitions to overide their wills.     It is
QUILCHEINA 1
1
HOTEL    1
EDWARD O'ROURKE, Prop
The most renowned Up
Country Hotel in British
Columbia.
I to  s
i soon  as possible,
a worker rather tha
GEO. W. BEEBE.
TAX NOTICES.
City Baths
and Shaving Parlor
SHAVING,  HAIRCUTTING,
SHAMPOOING, SINGEING....
IF YOU WANT A <
PRINCETON, B.C
ciarks stage
LfflE
job Printing
Of Every Description
at the STAR office,
vmxnAT Hora
E & DEBARRO.
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros
An Ideal Summer Resort.
Choicest Brands of Liquors at the Bar.
JOE RICHARDS,
Certificate of Improve
the Mining Recorder for a C
10205B ii
> apply J
of obtaining-a Crown
.nd Further Take Notice that action un-
section 37 must be commenced before the
clivepringle!
ted April 17th, 1900.
Leaves Kamloops for Quilehena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves  Nicola Lake for Kamloops
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.
TPhey are the Purest
C~ certainly the
Rest in the market.
Geo.LTuckett&sonCo.
HAMILTON, ONT.
At HOWSE,
General
Merchandise
The Largest and" Best Stock o
General Merchandise in the Similkameen.
Agent For The
Sherwin William's Co.,
PAINTS, OILS and LEADS.
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
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
through  to destination.
Stores at
Princeton and Nicola.
^mm-^y-
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB
AfJrfAf^fifrito&Af^
KEREMEOS I
The Centre of the Lower Similkameen Valley, 45 miles
from Princeton.   A Mining and Agricultural Centre.
... LOTS NOW ON THE MARKET...
BUSINESS STREET
THIRD AVE., 100 Feet Wide, Lots 30x120:
CORNER LOTS $150; Inside Lots $100.
/^Y-pTTCD CTDCUTC corner lots$100.00.
\J 1 fliZilV D 1 JLVL-JG 1 D   INSIDE LOTS $7500.
TERMS:   l"3 Cash, Balance ##r Three and Six Months.
I BEALEY INVESTMENT & TRUST CO.
For Further Information Apply to:
R. H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
j*j**j*jiE. BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos,
LIMITED.
O.nar.1 Agent.   QrCenWOOd,   B.   C.
Local Agents:
The Princeton Real Estate, Mining and Assaying Office.
MINING NEWS FROM OUTSIDE CAMPS.     |
The total amount of work done o
B. C. mine, in Summit camp, is 3,2C<
Total ore shipments are 2,400.
Average as
ereek camp,
iy on the Rambler -in Pass
un 2 per cent, copper, 8
:r and $6. in gold, or about
in all.
There are .362 men on the payroll of
the Le Roi mine at Rossland. During
the last 14 days of April 6700 tons, an
average of 479 tons a day, were shipped
to the smelter.
Waterloo stock has been in demand at
figures around 4# to 5 cents. Insiders
at McKinney are buying extensively.
The stamp mill is running day and night,
and Manager Graham is to be congratulated on his ability and energy in pushing the Waterloo to the front.
The Old Ironsides and Knob Hill companies in Phoenix camp have let the contract for a 10-drill Rand compressor, two
80-horse power boilers, two 8x10 friction
drum hoisting engines, etc. This is only
a temporary plant and will be used with
their present one until the arrival of their
big 40-drill plant.
Big Purchase of Copper.
The British Admiralty has purchased
2,250,000 pounds of copper for immediate delivery from American producers.
Demand is good also from other foreign
governments and purchases for electrical
purposes are also heavy, so that we may
expect copper to remain firm for'a long
WM. GUTTRIDGE
PROSPECTOR
and GUIDE....
Has a thorough knowledge of the
Similkameen Country.
Address Princeton, B. C.
1
Stage Line
FAIRVIEW
 AND	
KEREflEOS
W. Hine & Co., are now running a
Tri-weekly stage from Fairview to
Keremeos, connecting with the
Greenwood and Camp McKinney
stage at the Sandhills.
Camp McKinney to
Keremeos in one day
Stages Leave Fairview Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, returning
from Keremeos Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday.
Connecting with the Princeton
Express and Pack Train.
Prospectors
....STOP!
If you want to Outfit cheaply
and quickly, do so at the	
...KEREMEOS STORE...
WM. HINE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies of Every
DESCRIPTION! KEPT IN STOCK.
JOHN LOVE ff CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
Presriptions^Carefulhg* Compounded.
HOTEL
|KWS.
JONH NEIL.
Proprietor.
Stables in Connection.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley. J-
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
w
We Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors.
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
"Wagon Repairing a Specialty.
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. flurdoch
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
THE VERWOIN FORKS MINING
AND DEVELOPMENT COm9 Ltd.
•z OWNERS OF .*
The TOWNSITE ot
MHNCETON
...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., Friday, Boulder, Granite and 20 Mile Creeks, Summit,
Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from.
Spain Cliie
pure water
Government Headquarters for
S>   Similkameen District.   S>
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS FROM
$2.00 TO  $10.00  PER FRONT FOOT.
SIZE OF LOTS 50x100 FEET AND 33=100 FEET.
Send for map to
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager V. F. M. & D. Co.
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