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 No. 34.
PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOV. 17th, 1900.
Vail and Stage Service.
L change has been made in the time ofj
eing the mail and departure  of the
fee from Princeton.    On and after to-
■...   j the mail will close on Saturday even-
IB at 9 P- m- instead of 9:30 a. m. Sunday morning, as formerly.   All registered
mail must be in the Post Office before
9 p. m. Saturday evening.    Drop letters
may be posted in the box on the outside
door of the post office until 7 a m., Sunday morning.     The    stage   will lea e
Princeton   every   Sunday   morning   at
Work on the Keremeos Road.
The Government are evidently making
up for lost time in the construction of
the  Keremeos road.      Foreman  Golds-
bury and Bromley haWboth large gangs
at work and are push\pg construction fa t
as possible. Goldsbury'screw leached 5
Mile today, having completed tbe heaviest piece of work between Princeton and
Bromley's. If the weather keeps fine,
Bromley'8 crew should make connections
with the other gang in about 10 days
time as they have now passed TacoB.'s
and there is only about three miles sep-
erating the two gangs. On tbe lower
end of the road the men expect to reach
ao Mile creek by the end of the month,
and it is reported will continue on towards Princeton. If the' weather remains fine there is no reason why the
road should not be completed by the end
of the year as there is not over five miles
of work between Bromley's and Twent
Mile creek, the balance of the road con
6isting of long level flats on which n
work will be required. Surveyor Burn-
yeat has been ordered by the government engineer to report on the disputed
portion of the road at Twenty Mile creek
and the matter will be settled at once.
The Hope Trail.
Travel over the Hope trail still continues, notwithstanding the near approach of winter. Joseph Goodfellow
who has not been in the country since
the days'of the Granite Creek excitement
15 years ago, arrived in Princeton yesterday, having walked from Hope in two
days, leading his pack-horse.   He reports
little i
the  i
: but i
enough to stop traffic. We would like to
point out to the government in connection with the proposed construction of
the Hope road, that the trail has been in
constant use since the 10th of May until
the present date the 17th of November.
over six months, and that during this
period there has practically been no snow
on the summit. If comparisons are
drawn between other roads in the southern portion of the province it will be
noticed that not only is there less snow
on the Hope summit, but that it lies
there a much shorter period. The building of the Hope road is not only essential to the welfare of the Similkameen;
the entire southern portion of the pro-
vine*, the Fraser river country and the
coast cities will all reap a benefit in having a provincial highway from the coast
to the interior. The building of about
35 miles of road will give connection
to over 400 miles of roads running
through Yale district.
Fall Cattle Drive.
The lower Similkameen cattle were
taken below to their winter ranges this
week. R. L. Cawston and the .cowboys
had quite a little difficulty in persuading
the cattle to leave the Princeton ranges,
owing to the exceptionally mild fall and
the excellent condition of the bunch
grass. Cattle have thrived well this
season all through the district, prices
have ruled high and the cattlemen generally are contented and prosperous.
Indian Survey Completed.
Surveyor Devereaux, who has been
surveying the Similkameen and Osooyos
Indian Reserves for the Dominion Government completed the work last week.
All the reserves on the Similkameen river have been carefully laid out and the
lines of that much disputed portion on
Twenty Mile creek have been established,
so there need be no difficulty with prospectors staking clkix^s on ground which
they cannot holdl/
The last issue of the British Columbia
Gazette contained the following announcement: "Henry Alexander Whil-
lans of Princeton, Esquire, M. P., to be
resident physician at^J'ftnceton." Con'
gratuTahohs Aocttirir    Long may you oc-
APPLICATION FOR R. R. CHARTER.
Application will be made at the next session of the Provincial Parliament for a charter for a line of railway starting near
the junction of Cold Water and the Nicola rivers, thence following the Cold Water to the Otter, thence along the Otter to
the Tulameen, thence the Tulameen to Princeton, thence down
the Similkameen to Greenwood and Grand Forks via Osooyos
Lake. The line to be standard guage and the bill includes
the power to build branch lines to Aspen Grove camp, Copper
Mountain and all Tulameen river camps. The notice of the
applicants will appear in tbe next issue of the Star.
ELECTION DAY.
Kamloops, Nov. 10.—(Special)—D. J. McDonald, returning officer for the electoral district of Yale-Cariboo-Kootenay,
has fixed nomination day for Monday, Nov. 19th, and polling
day for Thursday, Dec. 6th, the same day as that in Burrard.
Steadily Going Ahead.
Notwithstanding quiet times in the
Similkameen at the present time, Princeton is still forging steadily ahead. Dur-
the past two months several changes
have been made in some of the older
buildings. A large addition has been
added to the Cook stable, and Summers
and Richter the lesees are now in a position to take care of their increasing business. G. Murdoch has built himself a
commodious private stable and barn adjoining his residence on Billiter avenue.
Dr. Whillans has added a stable to his
possessions and several other small buildings have been added by different property holders. Lots have been cleared,
sidewalks and platforms built, fronts of
stores finished and painted, giving the
town a thoroughly established and creditable appearance.
Blue Ribbon Extract of Vanilla is the
best on the market.
' Death of a Nicola Lake Pioneer.
Sam More, one of the mpstT prominent
ranchers in the Nicohiydistriet, died at
the Jubilee Hospital, Victoria on Friday
the 9th inst. The remains were brought
to Nicola Lake and were interred in the
cemetery there on Monday last. Rev.
Geo. Murray conducted the funeral services, the Rev. T. Neville delivering the
sermon in the church. The pall bearers
were: J. B. Graves of Douglas Lake,
A. E. Howse, John Clapperton, 'W.JSSunro
and E. Dalley of Nicola; and H. W.
Woodward of Lower Nicola.
The funeral was very largely attended,
the population of the entire valley turning out to show respect to one who has
been universally ^esteemed during his
longresidence in their midst.
•^K*        Church Services.
%ev. T. Neville df/Nicola arrived in
Princeton today, aner will hold services
in the Harris-Mcintosh Hall tomorrow at
11 a. m     Everyone cordially invited.
Personal ilention.
W. J. Goepel was a passenger on Sunday's outgoing stage.
Wm. Simpson leaves today for Falkland,  B. C, where he will spend the
Wm. Murray has accepted a position
with W. B. Hine & Co., merchants of
Keremeos.
Sam Spencer ha* tak^fi charge of the
temporary school ut Princeton for the
present month.
Archibald Irwin, Indian Agent at Kamloops, accompanied by Miss L. Irwin, arrived on a visit to Princeton today.
Burt Goodison rode home to Nicola
Lake this week after enjoying the balmy
climate of Princeton for the past month.
' Jack Murray came in from Keremeos
on Wednesday, the Dominion survey on
which he was working being completed.
Robt. Stinson has gone to Mount
Pleasant for the winter. He went by the
Hope trail taking with him Bob Stevenson's fine horse -'Paddy."
Capt. Walter Holmes of Granite was a
visitor in Princeton this week. He found
the house on his • ranch at Five Mile
broken into and a quantity of tool s and
other material removed/Cap. has a good
idea who the thaiyes^are and promises to
make it interesting for them if the articles are not returned.
A^hnnla "Uig T^pm''' will be well looked after next week. Mr. A. B. Slater's
party left Princeton yesterday to procure a good head. Luke—Gibson is in
charge of the camp and Bob Jamiesun
acts as guide. Mr Slater killed a few
deer on Trout Creek Summit and lost two
fine bear on account of not having trained bear dogs with him. Luke's coolie
followed the largest bear some distance,
but returned with a badly swollen jaw
and all the ambition to hunt bear taken
out of him.
^ndrew Leydon, one of the oldest
ners in the Similkameen left for
pi;
his old home
Charlie Asp aci
summit bf th
fou ud_oae_af-ti
this
panj^d him over the
trail. Andrew
gett nuggets Granite
creek produced and still retains several
fine specimens of the yellow metal to
show his friends across the sea. Charlie
says Andrew has fallen heir to a "small"
ranch in Sweden, consisting of a 74 room
house and 10,000 acres of land. Surely,
it cannot be a stoomp ronch, Charlie !
After the Tin.
G. T. Kane of Kaslo, believes he has
a tin mine in the Dayton group, situated
about three miles from Mirror lake. Recent assays from the ore give high returns in tin, $4 in gold and eight per
cent, copper. Specimens of the ore have
been sent to the government assay office
at Ottawa. The Dominion government
has a standing offer of $50,000 to the man
who discovers the first tin mine in Canada—and George is after the tin.
I
 THE   SIlVULKAMBLiN   STAR.
Mr. Gordon Hunter, who we "be ieve
represented the Government of :British
Columbia in a recent important
inquiry at Rossland, made through the
columns of the local press a truly marl
vellous suggestion for the dcvelopi lcni
of prospects through government assistance. He suggested, if he was not mis-
reported, that the government should devote a fund of $500,000 to the development of prospects under the direct]
■killed experts retaining 10 or 15 per
cent, of the property to repay the money
so expended. The paid-up capital of tin
first five companies taken at hazard fron
an alphabetical list of those floated ii
England alone is $9,975,000. T
panies have as a rule retained 100 pe:
cent, of the properties developed
risk of loss.   Yet in spite of Mr. 1
with' you in the Record about your
for helping us poor tevils 'of prospectors
on te hills.
Bein'tullofte wit, Gordon, I would
like'to hat some more of the details about
lines. I suppose Gordon, you idea iss to
have goot experts, which can lay their
hands on te breast of a prospect and can
say, "This will be a mine," and "This
will'be no cost at all at all."
Tell me, Gordon, will you be engagin'
those experts, which tell by the cards, or
them which goes into the trance and will
tell you all about te futures of te mine in
their sleep?
I haf had experience, Gordon, with
botl, the first with a Sweedish lady at
Northport, who tell't me to sink 30 feet
at a certain place on te Robert 'Bruce,
where I should find rich ore. She done
this with te cards, and explained that the
Jack o' Spades signified "to sink," and
^spot, that w«
My
rithaferr
s, Clare-
fine lady in Spokai
or other, who told me when awake to
cross her palm with gold. After this she
took a nap and told me to run a cross-cut
near te side lines 100 feet and I should
neffer haft" to work no more. Well, I
done both, Gordon, and I haft? yet found
no indications of anything but hard rocks
which is goot only for the improvements
of Columbia avenue, where there is much
mud.
lam told, Gordon, that the Chinese
has means, which are highly spoken of
by the timers of old, which is this: They
haff sticks which are possessed of te Evil
One. These they throw up in te air. If
they come down one way, it iss a mine,
and if contrary, it iss not. This seems to
be a cheap and quick way of testin' the
grounds.    Then • there is the Div nin'.
Rod, which has been found useful for.
locatin' watter in dry places, and also for
the bad boy.   The goot book says that
Aaron struck it vera rich with one
those many years ago.   The last meaJ
would advise-you to employ, Gordon,
the human agency.
Kirg, I am told, has made some g
Medical Discoveries, which have a large
sale with te Druggist at $1.00 the bottle,
and I pelieve is great on the.stand givin'
evidence which wins the case before the
Judges who only knows the
they come from the Mints.
Raymond makes a fine talk,
would make a fine Moderator
ral Assembly conveneAPby tin
terians.   Some say
leal of GeolAgy, AnjjITiel asks big wage
fortaki
uy others which I
could name, but they are al
bcharitable deesposition.
Gordon, the Mining Expert, will usu-
ly say, "Spend here $50,000 and I will
itne back then and. will tell you what is
Any tamfool   can do that,
Lawyer, Gordon, you'll have the
;art for the prospector, and meb-
bonnet may make
you.   Yet in guid
the Gofferment at Victoria may adopt
heme, but just now they
be a wee bit short on the finance
informed by a 'keen' man, to the
low gradeness of the ores of Ben Rossland.       Cunimurascham Dhu!
Jack Fergusson,
Frae 20 Mile.
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ILKAMEEN
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PRINCETON
aid NICOLA
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Specialties for   Winter
Wear at Low  Prices.
We handle the Largest and   Best   assorted Stock   in the
Similkameen of
Winter  Clothing
Mackinaw Suits, Sweaters and Cardigans, Specially Imported
Scotch Underclothing, Caps, German Socks, Etc.
Rubber Goods
Call and See Our Line of Ladies'and Gent's Rubber Gum
Boots.  Lumbermen's Rubbers.
Examine
Our Stock even if you don't
care to buy. We are always
willing to show goods.
New Hardware Store
Our Hardware and Paint Department Opens Today.
New Stock al Lowest Prices
Stores PRINCETON A   F HAU/CF
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J. H. JACKSN, Sole Proprietor.
PRINCFTON, B. C.
DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL SUPERI3IOM.
ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS AND
CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN
CONNECTION.
Jpsj^Patrons of the Hotel Jackson can keep posted on the mining
Development of the entire Similkameen.
i
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
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1
/SIMILKAMEEN ORES.
"W*. J. "Waterman, M. E., Discusses
the Geology and Values of the
Mineral Around Princeton*
An excellent article Qn the economic geology of the Similkameen
district appears in this months British Columbia Mining Record contributed by W. J. Waterman, M.E.
of Princeton. A sketch map accompanies the article which is rather poorly reproduced, but which
gives an excellent idea of the geological formation of the district.
The article has evidently been
curtailed as areas from 9 to 13 on
the map have not been discussed
and assays which are mentioned
have not been given. We quote
portion of the article which is of
general interest locally.
One thing appears to be certain, and
that is that any operations carried on on
these veins must be of such a magnitude
as to eoabiejowand medium grade copper ores to be worked at a profit. Ore is
undoubtedly here in immense quantities,
but it is no use trying to blind the investor with fictitious reports as to the grade
of these ores. Any mining operator will
tell you that the best paying mine
the narrow fissure where the workings
are alternately in "Bonanzo" or "Borras-
ca," but the large bodies of medium and
low-grade ores whose continuity can be
depended on. It then comes to a question of what can be worked at a profit.
It seems that on these_giountaii
mous deposits of what may be "roughly
terme^yio rock are existeBL_and with
proper railway transportation such
it'would only be fair to presume, <
be mined, concentrated (by fire) and refined at a good profit if worked on a iarge
.enough scale. But unfortunately this
cannot be done unless the claim owner
will give the claim buyer a good run for
his money. It may be fairly assumed
that no minecould be made out of pros-
pects such
less rnsr th^n
:t the investor
should see his way clearly to finding such
a sum he would naturally wish to be sure
of one thing at least, viz.: the continuity
both horizontally and in depth of his ore
body. This takes time and if enough
time is not given by the original owner
in bonding his claim the prospective
buyer naturally turns elsewhere. Incidentally it may be mentioned that in
many cases these bonds are taken at a
reasonable figure by an intermediary,
but before reaching the hands of the capitalist the bonding figure has increased
so enormously that wh^t.Bas^faii-jnin-
ing proposition at ftso.ooo friymnps impossible at 1250,000.
If the ciarar-owner is certain of the
bona fide value of his prospect the fairest
way to have a claim developed is to give
"interest to the- capitalist for a certain
amount of tha work to be done on the
claim. But it is only natural that after
what may be several seasons' hard work
in the mountains that the prospector
should wish to have
on with till the next
to the mining engineer many a claim is
exceptionally interesting (like a doctor's
"case" that has little or no economic
vtene.
KAMLOOPS, ASHCROFT, YALE AND
SIMILKAMEEN MINING DIVISIONS OF YALE
DISTRICT.
KTOTICE is hereby given that all place:
■^ claims legally held in Kamloops.
Ashcroft, Yale and Similkameen Mining
Divisions of Yale District, will be laid
over from the 1st day of November ensuing, to the ist day of May, 1901.
G. C. TUNSTALL,
Gold Commissioner.
Kamloop. Oct. 28th, 1900.
\       NOTICE.
A Setting of the Board of Licensing
Commissioners for the Nicola District
will be held at the Government office,
Princeton, December 15th, 1900, at ic
a. 111., to consider the following applica-
James Wallace of the Princeton Hotel
for a renewal of his hotel license,
J. H. Jackson of the Hotel Jacksor
a renewal of his hotel license.
Princeton, Nov. 15th. 1900.
HUGH HUNTER,
Chief License Inspector
Nicola District.
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
TPhey are the Purest
J^ certainly the
Oest in the market.
Geo. E.Tuchcit s Son Co.
HAMILTON, ONT.
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
SlmHhamccQ District.
Properties   arefnlly  Sampled  and   Assayed.
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.
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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.
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RAILWAY WANTED.
Printing;.
At the public meeting held in
Victoria lately, to consider the railway bye-law which is now causing
considerable disturbance among tbe
citizens of the sleepy city, several
speeches were made for and against
the project. Victoria seems to be
hard to stir, as Mr. Bodwells eloquent and progressive speech on
the subject was harshly italicized
by Messrs. Barnard and HjgjPn"
Surely Victorians must be very
dense if, after a study of the development of other Pacific coast cities,
they cannot open their eyes to the
fact that they are still dragging
along in the rut and will soon be
j^cTassed in that most pitiable of all
positions for a western city to occupy—"a has been." Wake up
Victoria, get rid of that element
which is a curse to western civilization, the element which sits back
and is content to allow the moss
and fungus to collect in their brains,
the element who are ready to oppose every progressive movement
brought forward simply because
"It will make the place so beastly
busy, don't you know ! and cause
a lot of trades people to come into
our town." Imagine a stranger
taking a trip through British Columbia, and after visiting progressive young cities like Rossland,
Nelson, Grand Forks, Greenwood,
then reaching Vancouver and hearing the history of its development,
is bound to admire the magnificent
blocks erected by a progressive people, what must be his opinion 6f
Victoria when it is reached? A.
city with which the history of British Columbia is connected, the oldest city in Western Canada, a]
city which has exceptional natural advantages, which alas have
never been developed. One can
readily imagine the expression and
the remark. "Is this your capital?"
Mr. W. H. Ladner, an old Pic.
neerrJn the PacificTcoast wound up
the meeting with a short progres
sive speech, which is well worth
producing.
"The pomoters of the railway asked
that a special'meeting of the Delta council be called to consider the scheme as
outlined in the by-law. Well, we called
a special meeting and passed the resolution which you have heard MK Bod well
read, and which explains itself. The
meeting appointed three delegates to
come to Victoria and urge the citizens to
support the scheme, and we came over.
The people in my section are decidedly
in favor of the proposition to which you
are giving consideration.    I remember
[lied  ■
(Granyille) I
Town'
the ad
built ui
vent of the C. P. R. And
Vancouver to-day. What
that splendid city? Nothing but thi
railway. And if a railway did that for
Vancouver, what would it do for Victorii
I spent many years on the Fraser rive
nd little did I think I would ever ride
along its banks on a railway. But I hav
done so ; and I hope, to do so shortly
right through to Victoria. The other
day it took me 13J4 hours to come here-
distanceofso miles. Victoria should
get the railway by all means; it will be
the forerunner of a road to the
tap the Kootenay and Similkameen
countries. Why should we not keep thi
trade of those countries for ourselves
We are all in favor of the railway ove
way. Quite a number of the settler
owning lands are so anxious to see i
built that they will give the right-of-way,
and some will give a bonus as well,
hope to see the scheme go ahead." (Ap
plause.)
drifts in both values at every point
is good, being all in ore." The
value of this ore is not mentioned
though it is pointed out that "other
companies are paying tremendous
profits on ore worth less than half |
that of the Fairview Corporation.'
If this is the' case, other considera
tions being equal, why has not the
Fairview Corporation ere this—an<
it has surely had time enough
make a beginning—paid moderate
let alone "tremendous," profits?
The above statement must be re
garded as an admission of incom
petency or it is misleading.
I7-.    •      ~
The story of the C. P. R. bogus
ticket transactions which are saic
to have been carried on by a srral
syndicate of trainmen between Rossland and the Boundary country was
printed in the Record yesterday as
it appeared in the Province. It
made interesting reading, but few
believe that the facts were not exaggerated. The .officials admit that
frauds have been perpetrated, but
it is very .evident that the detective
who gave the story in detail tacked
on a lot of fringe in order to adver
tise himself.—Rossland Record.
THE FAIRVIEW CO. IN TROUBLE
Another local company, the Fair-
view Corporation, has lately,
through the familiar medium of a
circular to shareholders, announcer!
the fact that it is in serious trouble
The Fairview. Corporation^Tias ex
perienced a very checkered career
as a more than usual number of unfortunates have reason to know
An effort was recently made^to sel
out to an English company, but for
the~present at leasttne attempt has
failed. Mr. W. A. D[er, of Vic
toria, who appears by-the-way to
have been more successful than the
majority in securing the few plums
the Fairview Corporation has af-|
forded, has meantime brought an
action against the company to
cover^juTamount of ft.6so due,
alleged to be duefiiST "Mr. Dier
has been asked to stay proceedings
for two months to enable the directors to call a meeting of shareholders to consider the situation. In
the event of a refusal on this creditor's part, it is stated, that an as
signment will be the only course
open. On the other hand, it is proposed that an assessment of three
centsjer share should be leyi^d on
sha£§hald£i§, by which means funds
would be provided sufficient to meet
the liabilities, amounting to $21,000
and "furnish- air^acErBep^neces
sary to make the mine a paying
concern." The circular further-
states that "there is ore enough
sight to keep a forty-stamp mil
running consiantly for three years,
and the showing in the faces of the!
The United States census returns
show that the three cities in the
State of Washington of Seattle, Ta-
coma and Spokane have made the
greatest advance in population ofl
any three cities in the Union.
No government will ever get rich by
putting an inheritance tax on wisdom.
Prospectors
....STOP I
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
JOHN LOVE £ CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
F.iIRVIKW and CAMP MCKINNEY.
A rail line of Drugs, Stationery, Drug-.
ists Sundries.
Presriptions j»Carefullyjp Compounded.
Orders by 'mail or stage promptly
Attended to.
L.S.DELEPLAINE
&CO* VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining and Electric
&<* Machinery
Of Every   Description, also All
Kinds of Aerial Appliances and
AgCBtSlOr     t^-way.
FRASER, CHAMBER & CO., CHICAGO, U. S.
E. P. ALUS CO., Ltd., Milwaukeb. Wis.
JOHN W. PECK & CO.
Wholesale Clothing
 AND	
Mens* Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful and Prompt Atention to all
LETTER ORDERS.
LINDLEY & FOSTER,
TAXIDERMISTS & FURRIERS
43& Johnson St.
PARKINSON &
FETHERSTONHAUGH
Provincial
Land Surveyors*
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
lorveyson the Similkameen Promptly
Attended to.
PRINCETON & FAIRVIEW, B. C.
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
and;
.—NOTARY PUBLIC	
Mining and Real Estate Deeds and Transfers Ex
cuted.   Titles Examined.
jt j» 1   PRINCETON, B. C.
W. J. WATERflAN, M. E
p. a. s. m. a, 1, n. b.. Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
 JAMES HISLOP	
Mnraro and civil engineee.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
       . • 4
 Princeton3> C	
\I
M
mi
 S*lt&*o6. /€** - /frTS^SlSllLKAMEEN   STAR.
THROUGH THE WEEK!
time be and always
position/(through life) to liquidate.
/ *   * >£
A band of mighty hunters have
been following the track of the B:
Horn in Ashnola mountains this
week. The party is composed ofl
Messrs. Neaves, Hall and Allison,
with Walter Jamieson as guide.
MrL Neaves has been fortunate
enough to secure a fine head, the
horns measuring over 14 ^inyhes.
A sad accident happened the party
while negotiating a particularly
steep mountaion trail. One of the
pack mules lost its footing- and fell
down the mountain side. A mule,
at its best, is an 'ornery animal
and very little sympathy was felt
for this particular one, but the misguided animal happened to be loaded v«JiLJth£jiailid_pQrtiaa of the
& outfit. A hurried examination of |
the remains of the pack discovered
Hgr> h/^tlgfi ynhrnh-an    and    without
delay a messenger was sent to
Princeton to replenish the most important part of the party's outfit.
Several bands of sheep were seen
and the prospects for securing a few
good heads of these greatly prized
animals are good.
GVaphi
ft-.
SjxrVie London
Taphip of Oct,
Arrangements are now being
made to give the children of the
Similkameen a royal treat on
Christmas Eve. A grand Christmas tree Will be erected in the centre of the Harris-Mcintosh hall and
every child from Aspen Grove >w
20 Mile will be invited to attend
and share in the festivities. Mrs.
Haegerman is attending to the business part ot the celebration and is
devoting all her time and energy
towards making it an unqualified
success.
J.   J.
'John Gilpins wild and memorable
ride was almost duplicated by
prominent   young      bachelor    of
Princeton last Sunday.    The morning stage pulled .out at the usual
hour, carrying with it Her Majesty's
mail and one of the prettiest females
w in West Yale.  Whether our Romeo
had designs on the mail or intended
holding up the stage will  never
known, but on his return to town
on  Monday morning  after riding
52 miles, a dejected look could be
seen on his usual smiling face.
jft   jp
The follqwing is a good specimen
of a polite "dun" sent out by one
of Princeton's leading hotelkeepers.
My Dear Friend—You evidently,
since arriving in civilization, have
overlooked your old acquaintances
in the interior, who are laboring up
hill or pulling against odds upstream. My little crippled institution requires constant care, else it
may fade and leave me to accompany my blankets to some congenial clime in the sunny south, unless
my friends respond to my wants
when requested. Your little account is still on the ledger of this
hotel and many are the creditors
daily reminding me of some obliga-ifeyw "V"^' ,
h     j.        tt    • ^ °Mche 3rd 01 July 1899 and was indeed
tion due.    Hoping you may at this I  -
13th appears a sketch drawn from
actual photographs, of The Squaw
Race at Princeton. The correspondent writes:—
"A somewhat unique assemblage
was seen lately at Princeton, British
Columbia, the new mining town on
the Similkameen river near the far-
famed "Copper Mountain,"
occasion of the race meeting. Of
the 1000 people assembled the great1
er portion were mounted, including
some 400 Indians. The latter formed the chief feature cf the da)
There were special races for them
and the riding of the squaws in the
Klootchmen's races was a sight not
to be seen every day. The si wash
lady, when on riding bent, entrusts
her papoose to the elder women of |
the tribe, fasten the brightest colored handkercheif in her possession
around her head and the 1 m rtest
blouse on her body, ties her skirt
lightly round her knee and is ready
to ride to victory or death. They
all sit astride and many ride without saddles. The Siwash element
was also represented in the Band
from (not of) Hope; their playing
in spite of the fact they had just
marched sixty miles over the Hope
mountain trail, being very creditable. The course which is quite
flat and straight, is beautifully situated amidst tall pine trees."
The sketch shows some wel -
known dusky equestriennes prominent amongst them being Chin
Chin, Princess Jule, Princess Ag-
ness, Ah Kat, and others. The
r historical race took  plac
the feature of the celebration.
Palace Livery
1 STABLES <&
KEREMEOS. 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 H
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.
LS.DELEPLAINE!
& CO.,  VANCOUVER, B. G j
AGENTS FOR LAFLIN & RAND
POWDER AND MINE EXPLOSIVES, j
THE   } T "// ' BXPL03I E FOR
LAND CLEARING j
ATLAS DYNAMITE OR GELETINE WILL DO 4 I
I Times the work of ANY OTHER EXPLOSIVE. j
ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED.
Write For Catalogue and Further Information to
108 Holland Block, Vancouver, B. C
The Nearest Point to the 10 Mile
Creek Mines.
Granite
WOOdWard'S I \ Creek.
...hotel;
LOWER NICOLA.
...Hotel
The shortest route by 10 Miles to
Princeton from Spences Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.
The table is supplied   with produce from onr own gardens.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage \
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always been
Famous For the Excellence
of its table.
The nearest point to the '
richest Silver L,ead mines i
in B. C, 'Summit City.'  j
There is more gold in
Granite Creek than has
yet been taken out.
1 Stopping Point for
1 Princeton stages.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
| Mining  News ]
KAMLOOPS MINES.
A Surprising Amount of Work Done
en the Python and Other Claims.
Mining development around Kamloops
properties have showings, which if found
tention as marketable mines.    On the
could be handled by a local .smelter.
The mine is now being tested by a tun-
jiel being run to tap the ore body at a
depth of nearly 200 feet.    In the drift the
the
NOTICE.
uunoh iu purcnuse uie luuowingaesci idlu lanil.
Starting from the post planted on the South bank
of the Skagit River about 29 miles from Hope
Landing, thence following the bank of the river
westerly direction, thence 20 chai
1, th'ence 40 chains
aoth day of Octobe
NOTICB.
ertlflcate of Improvement
. GARDENER  MTNHRA1
In the Omineca District.
rope
ed by Col. Wright in
:e then $150,000 has been
Besides a telephone ani
system, a telegraph line
ucted to connect with the
ine.   Col.  Wright goes to
lishment of the
i resolution will
through Mayor
TENDERS   WANTED.
Tenders will be
struction  of a  H
feet in length ac
ed  for thee
russ bridge
pto
The
lilion Forks Mining
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.
kable discovery of rich free
: is reported from the Republic
to Forty-nine creek near Ne
ledge is reported to be 35 fej
ying assay   values   of $27.00
ss.    The great value of the
:onsists of the immense width
The fortunate owners
and Arthur Powers.
Certificate of Improvements.
R FARM MINERAL CI,AIM,.slti
Similkameen Mining Division of tl
tion 37, or ust be commenced before th<
• of such Certificate of Improvements.
' of October, A. D. 1900.
CUVE PSINGIA :
French ft Day]
TINSMITHS 1
PLUiTBERS I
GUNSiTITHS J
..PUMP DRIVING DONE- I
Onr Camp  Stove is the Boss for m
Prospectors. X
Repair work of Every Descrip- *j
tion. k
REPAIRING
I    Vv3.nt Promptly Executi
I OUr We can save you
Watch money
Repairing
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
■<_ Kamloops, B. C. I
G. L ALLAN
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
I * SHOES .*
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
HOTEL
KEREMEOS
JONH NEIL,
Proprietor.
Stables in Connetion.
M
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley, j*
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
We Cater Specially to J
Mining Men     <•
speotors \
ant! P
Quick Returns
PROM
MAmers
Drug Store
We carry a full stock of Drugs
Proprietory Medicines, Toilet Preparations, etc.    In fact every thing
that an   Up-to-date   Drug   Store  '
ough  to have.
Mail   Orders from Princeton and
district can  be filled   by   return   1
Kamloops, B. C.
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,
P. A. BARNHART, Prop.
Don't
You
Know?
2* PRINTING^
THAT a Neat Line of
■ Printed Stationery   ..
is one of.the Best Way.
keep your name before
the public.
THAT we are prepared to turn out all kinds
of Commercial   Print-.
M/AKE UP and let the good
"   people of Princeton and sur
ing equal to any office
in tbe Frounce.
TH..T our Prices for
rounding country know that you
areas^w' a^cap* be
are A LIE .    An add in the Star
Class Coast office with
will do this.    Advertise judicious
express added.
ly and according to your means,
■   is equipped   with   the
and you will ever find it a paying
ing   material (.money
investment.
can buy.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
■^"hat the Granby smelter is proving an
enormous success is .amply evidenced by
some facts and figures given a reporter of
the Grand Forks Gazette by one of the
smelter officials. These figures would
seem to indicate that the plant is far exceeding the expectations of anyone who
is interested in it. Qn th«. ^ist day of
last, August the first furnace was blown
in and since that time the works have
—that is 660 tons. Each ton of this matte
nets the Granby syndicate $160 in New
York. This is at the rate of $4,800 per
car or $105,600 to date. And this practically from one furnace with a supposed
capacity of only 250 tons per day. With
the second furnace running the shipments
will be doubled, or at the rate of $211,200
every sixty days. This would give the
smelter, a production of $1,267,200 per
In the gold-copper camps of the Koot-
enays and Yale there is that which is
most alluring to the investor in mines,
to-wit:' large deposits of ore of a medium
grade. They attract because tne permanency of the veins is assured, and the size
of the deposits is so great that profits can
be made enormous when large plants for
the extraction and reduction of the ore
are put in and operations' are carried 011
in an extensive scale.—Rossland Miner.
Blacksmithing
'and
Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. flurdoch
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros
pectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
JOB RICHARDS,
i Princeton Meat Market
\ WARDLE & THOMAS
Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended   to
and delivered.
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 boond Bast Bound
5:51 IMPERIAL LIMITED 20:16
10:45 KAMLOOPS    LOCAL 17:4
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,   51
VANCOUVER ROUTE.
TO  VANCOUVE
ill leave Victoria at mi
9. dally, except
Tatgmldn°ghton'
0 VICTORIA dally, a
LEAVE NEW   WESTMIN8TER
TORIA and way ports—Tuesday, I
Steamer Beaver leaves NEW WES
Cityw
rday at 8 a.m., connecting at
I. p. R. from Vancouver.
I  Chilliwack  for  New West-
' lay and Sunday at 7 a.
m., connecting with boat for >
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of this Company leave
ALASKA ROUTE.
Steamships of th
and Skagway.
ipe Scott.   The C
) ROUTE.
■es the right of
time without
eight Agent.
me Sunset Copper Mining Co., in
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
iline. It is an investment 1 No Speculation! Ore
enough in sight to return 100 per cent, on amount
invested.   BUY TODAY before advance in price.
APPLY TO
Rm Am BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
pmnceton or Grand fonts.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
■40%
THE TOWNSITE OF
PRINCETON
BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
f.W3JHWwa
Lots for
• • • aZ^CvIC • • •
Ira™
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.«£«^
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33xJ00Ft.
One acre Residential
Lots.«£ <£ <£> *& ** *&
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. «£
W
3 | ^g^g^^a&s^^^ey^.^-^ :^r.v^a^^a-^^^fe5
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.
wwwww* w wmwwff
Send for Map and Price List to <£ *£ *£ *& «£
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVEOPMENT CO.

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