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\Vo_.   I.      NUMBKR   41.
A  History  of  Princeton's Past   and   Present
With    a    Glimpse   of   thee    Future
PRINCETON, the headquarters of the
Similkameen district is beautifully
situated at the junction of the Similkameen and Tulameen rivers. The town
has been firmly established as the capita1.
of the immense mining region which surrounds it and the.bright prospects for the
present year, will do much towards its
quick growth into one of the most important cities in southern British Columbia.
Although an old location, the first progressive movement in the history ofthe
town did not take place until the spring
of 1895-and from that time the steady de-
"""nfag' and.
agricultural resources of the
has been
followed by an
equally solid
building up   of
ng the
past year won-
derful progress
has been noticed
in the town, and
quire, two butcher shops which handle
the tenderest kind of beef, fed on our
own bunch grass ranges, our hotels offer
accommodations which cannot be excelled by any town in the interior, we
have also first-class livery and feedJ
stables, whilca thorough uptodate blacksmith attends to anything in the way of
horse shoeing and general blacksmithing.
We have also a good plumbing, tin and
gun repairing shop where nothing but
first-class work  is turned out.    Located
1 find
1 dot
THE early mining history of the
Similkameen dates back as far as
♦ i860; whpnthe Similkameen and
its tributaries were worked for placer
gold.' The first copper property  worked
worked for a short time, and a shipment
nf nrt. fu.nt*hy pack train via the Hope
trail to San Fhtncisco; smelter returns
gave about 37 per cent, copper, but owing
to the heavy expense incidental to mining, transportation and treatment, devel-.
opment work was stopped and nothing
has been   done   with  the   property since
chjnery and plants, but very little actual
work has been accomplished fey iriy -of
the companies, with the result that most
of the old leases have been cancelled by
the government and the remaining con-
holding leases are only working
the claims in a spasmodic fashion and in
a manner whereby it is impossible to
obtain any good results. The three live
hydraulic companies still operating in tte
district are the Vermilion Forks Mining
Company, owning leases oh' the Tulameen river, the Boston and British Columbia Gold Mining Co., owning leases
on the Similka^
leen river, the
British Columbia Gold Mining Co., owning
leases on Granite Creek and
the Slate Creek
Hydraulic Co.
owning leases
on Slate creek
and the Tulameen river.    In
Numerous settlers have taken
ranches   in the j
o f
Princeton, hand
stores, offices   and dwellings have been
erected   in   the
town,     bridges
have been built
the Similkameen river,
'Vto the
lo Keremeos has been partially
/ed, while one to  Hope  Landing
'Sjkraser River (65 miles away) has
"surveyed by the government.   A
ndsome and commodious government
Hiding will be constructed early in the
a post 0/ nearly, $4000.00,   in-
(ring to the town its position as govern-
] headquarters for the district.   The
road   from the   end of Bridge
et to Copper mountain will be finish-
as the weather permits, giving
\n a short and easy route to the
^vmines.     A. school -has   been
\cher chosen, and a promise
)e by  the  government that
will  be  shortly  made  for
\ comfortable school house.
\ed general stores supply
Vth anything they re-
in fact representatives of every profession.
A first-class bath and barber shop is presided over by a competent tonsorial artist and we also possess a news stand
where periodicals of every description
may be found. And last, but not least we
possess an up-to-date weekly news paper
(we are blowing our own horn now) and
a modern job printing office capable of
turning out anything wanted from' $>e
As soon as the season opens there will
be numerous opportunities for business
enterprises of every description, as the
town and camp have reached that stage
of development when, with the increased
transportation facilities that ^re^readY..
assured, the population will gro\y rapidly,
requiring a corresponding increase in the
number stores to cater to the community.
that time. The old company is still in
existence, however, and,some day a resurrection may take place, of the dee4s,
and stock issued, and the pioneer copper
location in the Similkameen may again
take its place among the copper jtwluc-
^Th'e district was not heard of again until the days of the placer excitement"'"at
Granite Creek in 1885, when several
claims produced large quantities ofgold
and' platinum. From that time until
1895 placer mining was the only industry the country possessed. After the
cre'ek^feims were wofEeaCoux. several
.hydraulic"companies were'formed to
work the  more inaccessible portions  of
■9»tufjsXree5k,'1^Se &ee¥,_and the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers. Large
sums of money have been spent Cin." ma-
1898 a great
number of prospectors were attracted to the
district after the
quick rise in the
price of copper
and a number
claims were located on Copper and Ken-
nedy moun-
tains. Thisy;?s
followed by the
big rush of 1899 when the cbimlrySjwafl
fairly deluged'witb:' mining men and
prospectors who came from the Boundary,
Kootenay and the United States. Notwithstanding numerous drawbacks, the
principal one hieing roads; the country
has developed rapidly,' numerous new .
mining camps have been^flFscovered and V
an enormous amount "of'development
work has been accomplished 'wlt&3v'6rf
gratifying results. The importance of
of the district will be understood' when
?f Is'stated that
have been located and recorded in the
Similkameen mining division, of Yale
district during the pas£ two years. The
essential geographical feature of the
most important part of the district is an
enormous dyke of diorite, which trends
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r Cbntury Number
A History of Princeton's Past   and   Present*
1/ With   a   Glimpse   of   the    Future
and is flanked on the north by
sulpher 5.2c
felsite and on the east by granite.   This the assays si
at least 2000 feet wide and con-
The Mineral's Character. kKei
In the work of making the incline and • Facing Co;
crosscuts a huge dump of ore has been site side of U
piled up, which seems to be of remark- tain where
able evenness.in its values. The entire are - located
mass of diorite isjmineralized with bornite Olympia grc
and some chalcopyrite, the latter usually are a few of t
occurring along the cleavage planes and development
the bornite in splotches and particlesdis- deposits of r
seminated through the diorite. On Friday cr
The results of many analyses of this ore the river sey
show it to contain an average of about bornite have
7 per cent, of copper, the other principal one of the pi<
constituents being in percentages:   Sil- the  highest
of the
ing, but it is heavily At the presen
j of copper-gold ore of this ore thus hai
ilarity that promises #20 and ^25 per
h. eiitgrade to statu! transp^rta
ofthe district sand- any great distance, but with
slates constitute the the spot and at the low rates
: coal measures with modem processes smelting
F   varying   thickness
alue of between   have been made of rich qui
t of sufflci- saying higb
>n by team The   Peysaton i
smelter on principal claims
t which by the   fall  Supt.
in be done set accompanied
romising properties
: Magnetic group,
1 Buck and La Reine
cipal claims on which
of high -grade
The Gladstone
:ations, has produced
; three miles
of it of large size
untain is covered
vith a  growth o
The camp ts loca
from the better known 20-Miie camp on
on the opposite side pf the river. The
development of the Lion's Head claim
owned by Wm. Wilson,  is bringing this
one of the best in the country, the shaft
now down 48 feet showing up 10 feet of
fine quartz which will average $27 (o tbe
ton. Messrs. Neil, Weisel, Innes, Rus-
sel, McDonald and Pollock also own good
looking properties which they are devel-
tvorable 1<
e ideal for  both
led foi
I R.
. Bro
8 or io
1 Forks,
holds it- Mr. Brown is the leading
shareholder in the company, of which he
is president. The attention directed to
Copper mountain by Mr. Brown's efforts
to develop the   Sunset   attracted  many
f this>ltrean
nd the
r four miles, with the Sun-
ral point, has been entered
f the mining recorder.
'$&§&?•■ Sunset Mine.
Active work on the Sunset has been in
progress over a year. An incline shaft
has been sunk about;,20o • feet on the ore
body, and with a crosscut at thefjoo foot
of 35 feet and at the 150 foot level of 82
feet, approximately crosscntingthgtedge
117 feet.   All of these workings   wefe
1 continuously in ore. With the introduction of a five-drill xjpijipressor it is proposed to to sink a double compartment
shaft, using the old incline as an aii^haft.
The new^shaft will be sunk'to the 500
foot level, with crosscuts cut east and
west at the 200, 300 and 400 foot levels.
These crosscuts will be extended till the
wall of the zone on either side is reached,
and the superintendent states that he expects they will each be fully 700 feet
long and all in ore, with the exception
of about 50 feet.
. great "deposit of 1
mid be hauled by g:
1 the smelter at a trifli
t Adjoining Properties.
Adjoining the Sunset mine on the west
and immediately below it on tbe mountain side is the. Sunrise claim. This is
owned by E./!. Burr and H. L. Jones,
American prospectors, who have a piece
of ground that looks as though it might
have a bright future. They have been,
doing their own work, aud with the aid
of a windlass have put a shaft down 35
feet and have crosscut some 12 or 15 feet
towards the Sunset shaft, exposing a
good grade of ore, with values some-
less than the Sunset.
The Sunset, on the southeast, is adjoined by the Helen H. Gardner, and
among others immediately surrounding
are the Vancouver, Oreole and Copper
Farm while still to the southeast'is the"
Jennie Silkman and I. X. L. on which
more or less work has been done.
t Wolf creek flows around the east slope
ofthe mountain into the Similkameen,
and many claims have been staked on it.
The Lost Horse is among the latter, and
here a good deal of work has, been done
uncovering a promising lead of copper-
gold ore.
Angus Stewart   visited  the   camp   and
made several locations. Five-Mile Creek..
^ Is the nearest mining camp to Prince
ton.   Several claims have beeti'developed
Summit City Camp. an<j   are   looking   well,   notably   those
* This is the silver-lead camp of the dis-   owned by L. Gibson, P. Russei, C. Prin-
trict.   A number of claims have   been   gle, D. O.  Day,  D.  M.  French and C.
worked for the last 4 years, particularly   Mcintosh,
the group owned by a Wisconsin syndi- e£*
cate, the camp being   first du^overed in -       p    ,    .
iSgfiUbyJEred. Sutter.     The   Mountain      fcj , UUr ^°alJ A  -'
,,-       « .. ,,      ■ •'• flSfff.       j ««   '.• The coal area around  Princeton prom-
View, Summit No. 1 and  2, and Skyline  . „ . . F
are some ofthe best showings. Assays «es to be of the greatest importance. It
from different claims run over $200 in ^ said by local authorities that,the coal
silver, lead and gold. « capable of producing   a   good firm
coke suitable for smelting.     The   coal
crops out in a seam about six .feet thick
Boulder Creek. jn the bank of the Similkameen river,
Considerable attention was paid to this Just opposite the town.   The Vermilion
camp last season.   The cousin Jack group  Forks Mining company,  whichr^ns a
owned by Thynne,  Todd, Johnson and  considerable area of these coal lands, if
Allen is now under bond to Ernest Mans- driven a ^tinel over too feet i
field of Nelson, B. C. A number of Boul-  seam mentioned and the local n
der creek  properties will be developed  states that the quality ofthe   tnate^
this year. was steadily improving as   distw
ji reached.
Aspen Grove.
This camp came very prominently to ^oal Analysis.
:vthe front two years ago.   A number  of An analysis obtained by George J
prospectors spent the season in the vicin- Croskry from a sample of coal   froifl
ity and a number of locations were, re- land gave the following results,
corded.   The principal properties in the _                                                  P(
district  are   the   Cincinnatti, Portland, £i*e£,carbo'1 "	
T. , ._ _ ,, . Volatile mater- .,
Liverpool, Boomerang, Golden Sovereign, Moisture
Big Dutchman and Mabel groups owned Ash	
by   Bate    Bros,    and   Armstrong;   the      Practically no work has /
Georgia group owned by the Monte Mira the coal seams, which c
Co., and the Nelson group   which is re- places,.and nothing has 1
ported under bond to an  English syndi- termine whether   otherj
cate for the sum   of .100,000.   Over 280 lower depth.
BK6! I' /
is,  Nels Steel
an adjoining mountain and in prospecting the east slope discovered indications
of similar conditions to those of the first
camp. . In prospecting the hill where the
wash had not covered everything, they,
found the red earth impregnated yritb-
gold colors which was noticed in the
early days  of the Rossland camp and
has become a feature of the well-
known Boundary camps.     The two
located four claims and  with the
qf Frank Richter. a wealthy cattle,
-ancher of the Similkameen, spent the
winter on the ground. They worked
iteadily, demonstrating the presence of a
of high-grade o
ing gold, silver and arsenical
was alo demonstrated that the
was a network of cross veins
inches to two feet in width carrying unusually high values, assays have been
secured of $79, $108, $274 and so on. The
The property was purchased last spring
by Edward Bullock-Webster, and during-,
the summer* the vein was opened and
traced for almost the distance of two
claims. Because of the difficulty of get-
getting in supplies before the Rogers road
was completed operations were suspended until spring. Around this group is
the Savage owned by C. De B. Green, P.
L. S., and partners. The showing is excellent and some of the assays have gone
as high as $1,200.
s Camp—Independence
Camp was ■ established by
an average prospect. Assays disclosed
the fact that the specimens ran
$100, and a meeting took place between
the prospectors and M. K. Rogers, a representative of the Marcus Daly syndicate.
As a result the Nickle Plate was bonded
for a year for $60,000. Mr. Rogers started development work, and at the expiration of the bond was so well satisfied that
the purchase was closed. When it became known that the Nickle Plate deal
would go through a rush ensued, and all
the surrounding ground was staked during the winter despite the fact that four
to six feet -of snow lay on the ground.
Even before the Nickle Plate was located
R. R. Hedly, manager ofthe Hall Mines
smelter, had a partner named Pete Scott Befisson'
on the ground, and several claims we*e      Pearsor
staked, among these being the Rallo and Nels Bearson, a prospector of more than
Mountain Lion. When it became desir- average judgement, who is known
able to designate the locality definitely a| throughout the Kootenays. He located
njjJgKng was held and the prospectorsW/,n Pearson mountain, above the timber
/   bfed upon the name  of Camp Hedley.RJine,  a quartz ledge   with clean   walls
II townsite has been laid out at tjie foott which could be traced for 3,000 feet,
-JWthehill, and this is called Hedley City. which he staked as the Independence.
TH,e.Nickle Plate people have a number Adjoining this is the Monarch, a great
of claims adjoining their original pur- mass of pyritic ore> the extent of which
chase. Since the bond was taken up as has not been established. These proper was employed as was pos- erties are under bond to a Cripple Creek,
^ mces, when all Colorado, party, at $5,000.
supplies and material was packed up a
trail  from the creek 2.000 feet almost
perpendicularly.   The   government road Black's Camp—Green Mt.
promised from Keremeos to Princeton Black's Camp was located by Dave
did not materialize, and when the neces- Black and his brothers, who are largely
sity for transportation facilities became interested in claims. The Dividend
a burning question Rogers offered to pay property in this camp was located by Joe
half Jhe cost of a road to Penticton. This Marcel four years ago, and a half interest
was done at an outlay of $6,000, and is purchased by R. L. Cawston. Recently
now completed. The road will enable it was sold to the Keremeos Mining Syn-
supplies to reach the camp, and a dicateCfor $2,000. The Dividend has a
stronger crew will be worked on the large body of copper-iron ore carrying
property "with air compressor and other some gold, and the vein has been traced
sible under the (
C. McDbugall and C. S. Morris, and this
led to the formaHofi of the Keremeos
Mining Syndicate backed by J. B. Mc-
Artilur,' of Rossiand. The syndi
acquired between 50 and 60 ch
district and 320 acres of land
horn mountain, where they have laid out
the townsite of Olalla. On the Bullion
claim across the creek a tunnel has been
driven 400 feet. It is to go in a total distance of 800 feet for the purpose of cross-
cutting veins exposed on ■ the surface.
The syndicate has purchased the Opulence claim from Reiley and Sproule and
interests in the Flag Staff and Copper
Kettle, rich in bornite, among other
properties. The Something Good claim
in this' district also has an accidental
discover}' in its history. In 1887 while
on a hunting trip Charles Richter and C.
Allison chanced across the ledge from
which they chipped specimens for assay
purposes. It proved to be a .tuUertSTe
.proposition aud the two specimens ran
$1,500 and $2,000 in gold respectively.
The company owning the cyanide plant
just across the boundary line bonded the
claim and shipped^!/; tons of ore, but as
the ore did not prove amendable to the
method of treatment the bond was
thrown up. Two years ago the Something Good was purchased by E-JS«Hock-
Webster and C. De B. Green, the latter
afterwards disposing of his interest to the \
Beally Investment Company, of Green- <
wood, and a contract was let for 50 feet- ,
of additional tunneling. The owners are
now awaiting the advent of railroad facilities before doing further work. The
Roadside is an adjoining property, owned '
of Fairview. It
* gold and copper,
and development will be continued in
the spring. Higher up the mountain is
the Copper King with an enormous lead
of low grade copper-iron ore. It is
owned by John Buchan and John Stc
the latter being the fortunate locator of
the Knob Hill and Old Ironsides mines
at Phoenix. Below the King is the Gol-
conda, owned by  Archie and Dan  Mc-
Saddle Horses to all Points in the
Similkameen District. isS^ Travellers   from the Boundary District    III
horses   through   1
Run in Connection with
the Keremeos Hotel.
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 ;
20TB Century Numbi
The Lost Mine-A
By     Judge     Thomas      CI      Mu rphy
Tale  of Early Days.      ^
EW people who live in
cities and agricultural districts, have any knowledge
of the actual life of the
prospector. As a rule they
think that prospecting is a
sort of pic-nic or holiday
excursion into mountain
regions; where the scenery
and healthful
the hardships, the privations and dangers that may
beset the prospector on
his journey into remote
and almost inaccessable
portions of a country where
the hand of civilization has
not yet interfered with
the ruggedness of
• the i
t of
of the Indian.
of   the   Lost Mine.
For the last forty years a story has been
handed around the Similkameen country,
of a "lost mine of fabulous richness. "The
story runs in this way:
In the summer of '56, a party of prospectors from the soufh, came up tbe
Similkameen river and went into the
mountains at the head ofthe river, where
they remained all summer, returning in
the fall. They showed very rich gold
specimens to a man named Walker, who
was at the time, the only white settler
on the Similkameen river. Tbey stated
that they had struck a very rich gold
quartz ledge. The next year they came
again, with a very much larger party aud
big pack train. They went north as before, but have never been seen, nor'heard
tell or since, and until a short time ago,
nobody has seen the place where they
made their discovery. Had it not been
for an Indian woman, it might not have
• been found for years to come.   This In-
I dian woman was the deputy wife of a
'remittance man'  named Horace Parker
r Manley. This name wastdociimbersome
for fltfcry day use, so both ends of it were
cut off and the middle part remodeled
into 'Parkey'. He had been birched and
dosed witii "Latin and Greek verbs at
Eton to such an extent, that he become
as* dry as a mummy case, and it took all
the money his friends could send him
to keep his clay moistened with Hudson
Bay rum. His family consisted of the
klootch, two young ones and three dogs.
When his outfit rharched'ifl1 single hie
through the mining
j yei
: felt i
the march of a nobility that had out lived
its usefulness.
IJarkey had one friend in camp, this
frienct was' not tne representative of a
noble family, nor the embodiment of
hereditary greatness, he was an ordinary
mudsill of Irish extraction named Mike
Widrow. Mike naa a~iair share ofthe
vices, but we think the overplus came
more by adoption than by heredity.
Mike's virtues consisted of his being a'
good worker, a hard fighter and a good
drinking man. Perhaps the fact that
Mike, like Parkey, was a moccaajn mail,
and kept a klootch, would in some
measure account for the friendship that
existed between them ; but whatever the
.bond was, the  friendship was touching
and something beautiful to see. Especially so when Parkey's remittance came,
or Mike made a strike in the   placer
It was at a time when the grass was so
short that both families were living on
roots, that Parkey's klootch remembered
that her/grandfather C/rho was then a
very ancjenTsavage, nsed to boast of
knowing wfaete-tne lost mine was, and
also to hint in a vague way, of knowing
what became of the white men who
found it. This information had but little
effect upon the aristocratic mind of
Parkey, but it fired the mining instinct
of Mike. There were possibilities in it,
there might be grub and whiskey in it,
and Mike used to say, "if it panned out
all right they could buy enough rum to
float a ship". Such information could
not but be contagious. The klootches
saw gaudy apparel and lots of potlatch iu
it; so they set about finding that old
smoke-dried source of information—the
Th^e Indians are at all timesjtverse to
giving tne wmtes information^ that will
lead tcT their finding mines. But in this
case.luT leasuns UoTE spiritous and temporal, the old man came to the front, or
I should say, was carried to the front, or
near enough to direct the young people
to find the lost mine.
The Indians camped on a small creek,
evidently an affluent of the Tulameen
river. They would go no further, as they
said the neighborhood was infested with
evil spirits, and no Indian tad dared to
go near it, for more moons than they
could count. But, if the white men
would follow the creek up, they would
come to a place where the water raised
"hiyu" and by climbing to the top
they would find a small bench covered
with white rocks.' A cabin had stood on
the flat or bench, it having been bOThed
do"wrra "longtime before, but by diligent
search they could find where it bad been.
Then, by looking directly across the
creek, they would see a hole in the
mountain—that was the place. This information the old Indian conveyed to the
white men through the medium of the
klootches, as he could talk no English.
Parkey and Mike started out on their
eventful journey armed with pick, shovel,
blankets and a little grub, for, as before
The prospector is a restless spirit, and
seldom remains long in one place. But,
he has been known to remain long
enough on a field that he has discovered,
and that the hand of labor has made
profitable, to see a hotel and one or two
stores rise to mark the site of a new town.
But when the first church is built, the'
place to him becomes stuffy and over
crowded; so he packs his worldly possessions either on his back or on the
back of a pack animal, and lights out for
new fields. He loves to frequent those
vast solitudes where the mountain peaks
rise highest, and the canyons are deepest
and most rugged; for there the primative
rocks stand out plainly, so that the veins
and fissures can easily be traced. It
sometimes happens that iu these solitary
journeys, he may find the place has
been visited by some fortune hunter at an
earlier period, who has left old sluice-
boxes or an old rocker falling into decay
in its hiding place   among  the rocks.
mentioned, the grass was short, but game
was plentiful in this region. They had
no trouble in finding the place as described by the old Indian. The mouth of
the old tunnel had caved in, and the
■debris from the mountain had covered
up the old workings, yet there was a
small opening by which they could get
into the tunnel. They found 'the remains of an old forge and bunches of iron
rust which migEFEave been tools at one
time. In fact the place looked old and
decayed, it being so like a ghost of Che
past, that a feeling of uneasiness came
over the two men. The tunnel was yet
to be explored and the sun was sinking
the west.   Still they did
i jui
pear to be ii
life, but w
chances o
that they v
hurry to enter that hole
where either fortune or
lent awaited them. Fortune
tment may wreck a man's
are always willing to take
the latter. It was evident
anted something to stimulate
their drooping spirits. The thing most
needed was close at hand, for Mike
picked up a piece of rock showing so
much free jjold that he uttered an exclamation of surprise, while Parkey made
a dash for the tunnel with the word
"Eureka" on his lips. They had to
climb over the fallen rock to gain the
floor of the tunnel where another surprise
awaited them. On striking a light and
looking around they found human bones
scattered all over the floor of the tunnel.
They counted seven skulls which showed
that at least seven persons must have
perished there. Were these the remains
of the lost prospectors? If so, it was
where they had made their last stand,
fighting for life against an enemy. But
who or what that enemy was,—subsequent events will perhaps show. On
reaching the head of the tunnel they
found a well defined ledge some four feet
in width. Nine or ten inches of this
width" 'Contained the specimen rock,
which fairly sparkled with_jxe£_.gcdd.
Taking a few specimens of the rich rock
with them they returned to daylight. It
was getting late and they had to make
camp and cook supper. After they had
made themselves comfortable for the
evening, they lit their pipes and discussed
the merits of their find. They looked at
the sample they had taken out ofthe
tunnel and speculated on the thousands
of dollars it would goto the ton.   Yes,
ling as the footprints <
Robinson Crusoe. He remembers that
there is a tradition in the country to the
effect that in early times, a party of argonauts made a rich strike somewhere in
the  mountains  and   they  disappeared.
They were supposed to be killed by the
Indians, for as the years went by, they
were not heard of again. But while the
men are forgotten, their mine is remembered as the "Lost Mine."
Strange as it may seem, these lost
mines like wine, get richer with age J
The prospector who finds these signs of a
prior location, feels sure that he is on the
high road to wealth, and that he will
soon be in possession of the lost mine and
its fabulous riches. But lost mines have
a way of keeping lost, as very few of them
are ever found, and when found, do not
appear to be nearly as rich as when they
were lost.
they would make a fortune working it
with a band doley and then sell the mine
for millions.
Parkey would return to old England,
buy himself an estate and perhaps we«J*- fmPam
himself into a peerage, where he wou^ {r
have a seat in the house of Lords and be^
considered a great man, even in that con-
country. Mike's ambition did
quite so high. He would be'
content with a sporting house in 'Frisco
where he would keep fighting dogs, game
chickens, and be the patron of fighting
men. It was each after his kind, and I
am sure no one will grudge them this
small degree of happiness, since it was to
be succeeded by so much trouble, sorrow
and distress. That the men were tired,
goes without saying, that they were more
excited, who can doubt? Their' minds
were working in new fields until they
were lost in sound, dreamless sleep,
nature's great remedy in such cases.
How long they slept they did not know,
but sometime during the night they were
startled from their sleep by a yell so loud
and savage that it brought them to their
feet'in an instant. Before they realized
where the sound came from, it was again
repeated, accompanied by Indian war-
hoops, while the ground seemed to
tremble beneath the rush of many feet.
Then the sharp report of fire arms seemed
to come from where the old cabin had
stood. The air was filled with groans aud
yells ; they were in the midst of a battle,
a battle fought by unseen combatants.
Flesh and blood could not stand thi
they made a head-long dash d&
canyon, over rocks, through the]
stumbling and falling, wl
seemed to lend wings to thei<
About ten days after theaboye ey
occured, a little procession   entere
town of Granite.     It consisted IT
squaws, two papooses, an old Ind»'o>
two    nondescripts,   clothed    ii
blankets.     The female portion
outfit sought a convenient spot
sun bath, and speculate on the cl
getting something to eat.     W
male portion entered the "Mine!
in search of spirituous comfort id,
some trouble in convincing the,
that he was acting within  th
furnishing them with liquid refj
In fact, it was not until aftejf    \
thrown off his blanket,  expds
most nude person, aud  offer
 i Century Number
/ A \     any man who doubted his being a white
^m. man, that his right to get the poison was
Parkey tilted his glass and took bis
medicine like a club man, but Mike
made faces at the stuff. A stranger
might think he was going to throw it
fr away, perhaps, be did, for be suddenly
opened the front of his face, raised his
elbow ,and the firey fluid silently disap
peared. Smacking his lips with evident
relish, he turned and faced the people in
A the bar room, saying, "boys,  I lost my
clothes and came near loosing my life,
but I saved the pocket of my jumper,
and that holds quarts specimens, that will
make your eyes bulge out when you see
them." He > produced^.the, pocke.t_and
, dumped the contents on the counter.
There was no-question of their richness,
and every-man who saw them felt envious
ofthe unfortunates who found them.
Mike told the story of their finding the
mine and how they were driven away by
ghosts. The mine part of the story I
seemed all right,—but the ghosts,—well,
people who believe in such things do not
like to parade their belief in the supernatural before other people for fear of
being called superstitious. Their religious training leads them to believe in tbe
unseen and tbe unknowable. But ghosts
or no ghosts, the specimens were there in
evidence, of their having found the rich
mine, and a party of miners was made up
to go out and reclaim it. This party was
'(0*0?guided by Parkey and Mike, who
were to have one-half of the old tunnel
claim, and to share evenly with the other
in any other claims that would be located
In consideration of this arrangement the
new company was to furnish an outfit
(consisting of tools, provisions and liquids.
It took some time to get ready for the
journey, and before leaving an addition
was made to the party, a very necessary
addition it was, in the person of Father
John. Now this Father John was quite a
character. He had founded a mission in
the North West, on a grant of land obtained from the Canadian government,
and by using Indian convert labor, he
made his grant valuable.
Father John was a practical man.    He
saw that civilisation was killing the Indians off faster than nature could produce
them. So he determined to make the
most of their labor while it lasted. It
was easier to care for a man's soul than
his body and it cost less. The church
petted father John on the back and said
kind things about the good work he was
doing. But when the church asked to
have the property assigned to its own
special care, Father John kicked, and
trouble began. The church claimed that
any property accumulated by a full
fledged son of the church,belonged to the
church. This is good law. But Father
John had no trouble in. setting it aside,
for the grant was in  his brother's name,
and that brother, if he ever had any existence, conveyed the property to Father
John who sold it to an English syndicate,
who tuiried it lutu Hff experimental lUliu
for teaching young. Englishmen the art off
fanning. It is true, Father John was accused of robbing the church and was.
never again trusted with any missions or-
other church business. After receiving'
the money for the mission property, he
drifted west to the gold mines where he
became a greariavonte wikh die miners
and fafmers: As a medicine liiuu hi was
a dead shot on witchcraft, and the effect .
ofthTevil eye on cattle, disappeared before his magic, like a green crop before
a visitation of grasshoppers. He could
also predict where gold abounded—nobody "got rich on his predicti6ris. AS" he
only made predictions in a general way.
nobody impeached his knowledge.
This was the new addition to the com-
When he entered the bar of the miner s
Rest, where the company were signing,
articles of agreement and calling for one
bottle more, he addressed them in this-
"Boys," said the Father, "you are embarking on a very dangerous" expedition.
You are about to invade a piece of territory that the good Lord has seen fit to
hand over to the powen of darkness.
That these powers will resent your intrusion is evident from the manner in
Personal  Jottings.
James Anderson returned from the
coast on Thursday.
The Star wishes every one a prosperous
and joyous New Year.
Wm. Murray was registered at the
Hotel Jackson on Thursday last.
Judge Murphy, Granite Creek, was a
visitor to Princeton during tbe New Year
Miss Jessie Murray, left Nicola Lake
on Wednesday last for Kamloops en
route to Penticton.
_ Mr. Ernest Woodward accompanied
by his sister Eva and Misses Emily and
Elsie Haegerman drove out to Nicola on
Chas. Law, accompanied by Jim Hill's
coal expert from Montana, examined the
Nicola coal deposits on Saturday last,
leaving the same afternoon for the Pacific coast. The experts opinion was very
favorable and startling developtnen s are
looked for shortly.
Telegraphic    Notes.
Special to the Star Jan. 4,1901.
General Dewet has again inflicted
heavy losses on the British.
Snow has fallen in Vancouver to the
extent of a foot and a half. The tram
service is blocked.
Cudahy, .the Omaha millionare has
been threatened with the destruction of
his entire family if he does not withdraw
the reward of $25,000 offered for the arrest of his son's kidnappers.
Vancouver gave the returning boys of
the Canadian contingent a magnificent
A Significant Move.
A. F. Proctor, the C. P. R. surveying
engineer, and his party have arrived at
Abbottsford on the Mission Junction
branch of the main line. It is understood that the party will survey a short
line tt rough the Hope mountains to
Princeton and the Boundary country
with the object of blocking the latest
move ofthe V. V. & E. Ry. Co. in that
Presriptions ^Carefullyjp ConponoSod.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
Privatb Wnta. Private Wires
New York Stocks.
Quotations from New York Every few
Telephone 139. p. o. BOx 985
Mackinnon Building VANCOUVER, B. C.
Princeton Meat Market
Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended
to and delivered.
Tinsmiths, Gunsmiths, and Plumbers
Repair work  of    Every   Description.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Prospectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
Dining Room Service Unsurpassed. Only the Choicest Brand* of Liquors at the Bar
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloop,
every Friday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicolas
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 8 a. m.
Carry flail and  Express.
20TH Century Number
1 THE.*
,* STAR 1
In tbe merest «l Prlacetea aid lae 1
Marshall Field saw, in his mind's eye, tbe Chicago of
today; and, even while the building of the old firm
was still smoking after the fire, he started business
across the street in a little wooden shanty. He posted
a huge notice to the effect that the concern would go
on as usual, and that even the orders of wholesale customers would be filled. The former employees of the
firm were retained and their salaries continued without
tities of rich or
an option on the
nith Dakota for
l.ooo.     He took
Vol. I.
JANUARY, 5TH, 190a
No. 41
.  Domestic, One Ycn'r,'$s.oo.     Foreign, One Year, $3.00.
Payable Invariably in Advance.
il'Hcrlbcrs will conifer a favor on this office by promptly report*
any change in addreu or irregularity in receipt ,of the paper.
> Rates furnished on application.    Legal notices
—— of Inn	
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Certificates «
Four weekly it
Opportunity  l^ow t^la' tlle Old Year has  passed
Rlfnrl away and we have entered not only
a New Year but a new cen'.ury, let us
put all our energy into building up our town. By
working together and laying aside all petty differences
we may have had during the past year, Princeton can
fied himself that they were extensive and valuable, he
tried to get Chicago capitalists to invest in them, but
without success. '.Over fifty million dollars' worth of
ore has now been taken from those mines.
"Hundreds of level-beaded business men in New
York said that John Wanamaker would make a flat
failure if he should attempt to run the A.T.Stewart
store. They urged that it was too far down-town, that
it was in an out-of-the-way place, and that Wanamaker
would And a very different' condition of things in New
York from that which existed in Philadelphia. In
short, they predicted that the merchant prince wonld
loose very heavily on tbe venture, and that it might
possibly ruin'him.
"Thirty years ago, only a few men saw Omaha in
possibility. Indeed, many who owned land where the
city now stands sold it, literally for a song, and moved
a South-
Grasp every opportunity to build up our town, let no
one be idle, there is a lot of good work to be done. The
country surrounding us offers plenty of opportunity for
good hard rustling and will amply repay any efforts we
can put forth to develop its wonderful resources.
Read carefully what Mr. O. S. Marden, editor Success, one of the brightest .magazines published in a
1 other towns which  hav
beyond their original small limi
atively poor.
•  •  •
The Mine    ^ITHtheda,
r developed much
■e still com pa r-
> of c
Knockers'      " ott8y was   born, and' the passion
grows stronger as the progress of the
rorld makes individual success greater.   There always
rill be men who manage, by lack of either intelligence
iisgrunted and soured for the rest of their lives.    This
> the
the thousands of boj
young women in per
1 is appn
told t
ore is too low grade to work; that the o
pinching ; that Bill Smith has a better 1
for less money ; and that, generally, all
are' suspicious characters—unless the knoc
h the deal.
o has been
a ;   that the
ine for sale
line owners
er is person-
11 mining sect
leveloped in the
500 feet under-
n the little band
ers  cha
resent only so much rubbish are made by. another the
nucleus of a fortune. Miners have amassed wealth
from the tailings of old abandoned mines which those
who proceeded them had declared as waste. Some
boys will pick up an education from odds and ends of
time which others recklessly throw away, and will grow
rich by practicing small economies which others ignore.
"Last summer there were boys in Paris—some of
them students from our colleges,'—who crossed' the
ocean in the steerage of the great ocean 'liners, many'
of whom did not spend two hundred dollars on the entire trip, and yet brought back infinitely more information about the exposition and the countries they visited than rich boys who had all the money  they  could
other s hovel.   One man surrounds himself with comforts andNluxuries, while another, with the same oppor-
"The world is all gates, all opportunities to him who
In the search for metals two men may start equal.
Both locate on the same lode and work with the greatest harmony. At night, as they sit by their camp-fire,
their hopes, ambitions and sorrows are shared. But let
one of these men interest capital in his individual
claim and a coolness springs up at once between them.
The old partner cannot understand why it was not
his mine that was thus developed. The friends drift
wider and wider apart, One grows rifihTthe other becomes more bitter. Their property may be equally-
valuable, but the owners are  not equal  in energy and
Perhaps the best definition of a knocker is one who
has failed. Do you recognize the character we have,
drawn ?—American Mining News.
•   •   •
HE   dav
a few, such as Mai
Outlook for   TPHE gaming   of   brightei
J90J. seems to be rapidly dravvhig neater
for British Columbia, and more partic-
& fortune are lying ularly the Similkameen. News froin, ^_ious •p^tarteis
most out cjf the way is of a very cheering nature and comes from such sub-
*, the ear that can  stantial sources, thatit has already put new life in many
• of our plucky citizens. The long hoped for railroad
irs, Indians were en- seems to be a realized fact. The hand of Canada's great
s. How many-saw monopoly has been called' mnebsooner. than they ex-
twland bordering on pected, and np matter whether }t omte cjpperfeht holds'
liar with the geogra- the winning cards, Ibis &% neglected commtmitjwiir
was a favorable locar be the gainer. With a railroad assured who will dare
ir holding!, in that to say what the year will not bring forth for this favor-
1 into small towns   ed district.     Countries with  the natural advantages,
* better opportuni- such as we possess, move rapidly when once fairly start-
; Field, Potter Pal-  ed, and generally far exceed the highest expectations
after  of its early pioneers.   Indeed the clouds of 1901 are be-
;o.        ginning with a silver lining.
the future of Chic
P.O. S. M. A, 1, n. E., Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
STONHAUGH, *""£__■£_£* c.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Civil Engineers
and   Notary Publics.
 Princeton.B. C	
OFFICE,       C.  B.  HARRIS,
Assayer and Chemist.
Bridge Street.,    PRINCETON, B. C.
Taxadermists and Furriers.
The Best Prices Paid for
Purs and Skins.
4*X Johnson St. VICTORIA, B. C.
Assaying and Complete Mining Smelting Tests Made from
Small Samples up to Ton Lots.
Assayer in charge of the
&C|Sn!snwannseaI.Vian     VANCOUVER, B. C.
JOHN  W.   PECK & CO.,
Wholesale Clothing
Mens'   Furnishings.
rrespondence Solicited from the Trade.
refur* and   Prompt   Attention to all
I    Wflll't ALL WORK
I     Want Promptly Executed
Your        We can save you money
Watch   on  your Repairing.
W. J. KERR, Kamloops, B. C.
 t Century Numbi
^   Y
In   the   Si
New Years Masquerade Ball.
A large and most jolly combination of
merry maker congregated early on New
Year's eve, at Mrs. S. L. Allison's home,
in response to invitations to a Bal masque.
Great preparations had been made to
' welcome the visitors in right royal style,
and that they were successful was evinced
on every hand by those present. Many
, were tbe georgeously and fantastically
arrayed gallants with their equally mysteriously dressed lady companions who
vied with each other in their attempts at
fun making frolics. After keeping every
one on the qui vive as to "who'se who?"
until the old year and old century was
waning, the guests were bid unmask
to welcome the coming in of the new
year and century and a most sumptions
supper. This was followed by a short
conversational spell, after which the
dance continued until an early hour in
the morning. That the evening's entertainment was a great success in every
way goes without saying, and will long
be remembered by those who attended.
Those who masked were as follows:
. rWrs- R.ichter Dancing Girl
Mrs. belL....-:*. Old Mother Hubbard
Miss Elsie Haegerman Night
"    Emily        " ...Queen of Hearts
"   Minnie     3  Winter
"    Eva Woodward „ Popcorn
"    Carrie Allison  Grecian Lady
"   Louise     "      ..Old Maid
"   Angela and Master Harry Allison
 Two Little Girls in Blue
TPhey are the Purest
J^ certainly the
Dest in the market.
1                     WHOLESALE
Boots and
<* SHOES .*
Try Our Own Mining Boot.     1
It is just right.
ears  ja   Society &   Happenings
milkameen   and   Nicola   Lake   Valleys.
Mrs. Lawrence _ School Girl      Mrs. J. Cleaaby, brown silk brocade. Ed. Goetllich, John Corbett, Sandy Swan
"   Norman _ Colored Lady      Mrs. A.  Collett, black, collar of old and J. Anderson.
"   Schlisler School Girl   point lace. jt
"   Ed. Allison ......Bride      Mrs. G. Child, pale blue silk waist ,T      ,.         -.•».  , . 0    • .  u„„
„,...,,                                 .       „ j vi   ,   i •_. New Years Night Social Hop.
Miss Alice   "      Imp  and black skirt. °
Mr. Schlisler Sailor      Miss Douglas was very handsome in An informal dance took place on New
"   E. Thomas Black and White   white silk with jeweled trimmings. Yeare ni8ht in *« Harris-Mcintosh haU.'t
"   B.       "       Poker Hand      Miss Murray was daintily attired in Music was supplied by Messrs. Knight
"   W.     "      PrettyjGirl   white organdy trimmed with roses.    ' and Revely.   Most of the merry makers
"   B.Irwin Clown      Miss Price wore a beautiful costume of who had visited the Allison home the
"Lawrence      "       nile-green silk. evening previous were present, and al-
Dr. H. A. Whillans Uncle Sam      Miss Johnson was elgantly gowned in though they had danced the New Year
Mr. George Allison English Squire  pink silk. in > were 8tin lik« Olixer Twist crying for
"  Alfred       "      Rebecca Brown      Miss Laura Carrington's white costume '•more."    Dancing  was  kept up with
"  Chas. Richter English Dude  was very becoming. great spirit until midnight when the hap-
" Arthur D.Hill Shirt Waist Man      Miss. Etta Moore looked like a fairy in py throng wended their way home to
"  Victor Ryder -Fairy awhitefrock. the arms of morpheus with the certainty
" H.Webb Spanish Cavalier     Miss Ryder wore a handsome white that they would not woo him in vain.
"  Ernest Woodward..Similkameen Star  gown with blue ribbons and sash. JP
" W.S.Wilson Sweet Sixteen      Miss Grubb was statety in black silk. ^P. Debarro Gives a Dinner.
Those who were not masked were: The Misses Morton were becomingly char'lie Debarro's dinner at the Otter
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Mur- dressed in white, plaid and pale blue plat hotel on Wednesday last was a great
dock, Mr. and Mrs. Haegerman, Mr. and respectively. 8UCcess The tables w»re/simply loaded
Mrs. Harris. Mr. and Mrs. Hardwick, Mr. The Misses McKittrick looked well in dowu wkh thf ggBd<'t_ing_ provided by
and Mrs. A. Oelrich, Mr. and Mrs. John- delicately shaded pink waists with skirts ,the experiencfedchef who presides over
son, Mr. and Mrs. Gulliford, Mrs. Allison, to match. the culinary department of the house.
MissDundass. Messrs. E. and W. Al- Miss Ruby Howse wore a dainty little Among the guests were noticed J. Am-
lison, Judge Murphy, F. Oelrich, W. plaid dress. ^^ 0.Bensoni Duncan McPhail, Don-
Knight, E. Price, D. Ross, C. Thomas, Amongst those present were : aM McPhaili C. Stirling, W. Murray and
Jas. Wallace, A.  Bell, J.   Budd, G. Mc-      Mr. and Mrs.  A. E.  Howse, Mr.  and . Andereon>
Alpine.                                                          Mrs. Wm. Pooley, Mr. and   Mrs.   W. '               _L	
jft                                   Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hunter, Mr. KOP   qiip
N'iJm^mmmXu r>««4...—. Tj-ii „* *r: i„ *nd Mrs. W. Dodd, Mr. and Mrs. G.
ineteentn Century Ball at Nicola. „.... „       , „     _».   a,™     ,    .. »,-   ,  ... ,1        r> r> „„.
J Child, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. O'Rourke, Mr.  320 acres Nicola Valley.    Crown Grant.
The long anticipated nineteenth cen- and Mr8   J#  cieasby,  Mr.  and  Mrs. A.   Price $1350.   Apply E. A. Harris,
tury ball given by the Nicola bachelors Coutlee, Mr. and Mrs. F.  Page, Mr. and j5 port Street, Victoria,
has  come   and  gone,   leaving pleasant Mrs Winney, Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler, Mr.   Qr at Star Office, Princeton,
memories of one of the most enjoyable and Mrs. Barwick, Mr. and Mrs. Morton, —
dances ever held in the valley.    Nicola Mrs.  Barnes,  Mrs.   King,    Mrs. Todd.
Lake has never witnessed a prettier sight Misses  Douglas,   Murray,    Carrington,
than the spacious dancing hall of the Moore,  Ryder, Price, Johnson, Morton
bachelors presented on Monday evening. (3),  McKittrick  (2),   Grubb    Coutlees,
Beautifully decorated  with  evergreens, Garcia, Hunter, Howse.   Messrs. Knowl- T      A * I *i  * O^T*   11 /FTIVT
bunting, flags and draperies, brilliantly ton, Richardson, Armstrong,  Anderson  .L/jTx  1 JCaO 1      JLVJ.JL1N"*
illuminated with acetylene gas, the floor and a boste of Nicola bachelors too num-
waxedtoa degree of perfection seldom erous to mention.   Great credit is due   T1^[("t  TVLA.P OF  THE
found in a city ball room, all helped to the working committee and especially to
add to the charm given by the presence Messrs. Howse and Sheedy for the admir-  -' ' -ga^s^siliglllssll
of the fair dames, who smiling and hap- able arrangements made for the comfort
py,  looked sweet enough to   turn the of their guests,
heart of an anchorite, far less the more j,
susceptible one of a Nicola bachelor. K?>^
The music rendered by the  J_o]lett Jim Neune Entertains,
orchestra-was excellent,  while theexTirats      A jolly little crowd  collected   in Jim
played by Mr. Fred Richardson, of Van- Neune's cottage at Nicola Lake on New
couver, and Miss Jessie Murray, of Nicola Year's night to celebrate the first anni-
Lake, were sufficieTrtty4«jpiring to move versary of the firm of Sutton & Neune,
the feet of a Methodist preacher in time inventors, patentees and manufacturers T  0\X7pT?      SI1VI-
to the merry dance.   Fred, as a violinist of several improvements used in the gen- bv W Jji\     cJUVX
was par excellence, while Miss Murray as eration of acetylene gas.     Dr.   Sutton T   T£* A  1UT T7 p "M
accompanist left   nothing to be desired, filled the chair while "Jim"  filled the X X-» XV .Tl. XVJ. J-i X-i 1'N
A delicious supper was served in the croupier's position admirably.   After the WITHASPECIAL/L,Y
Hotel Driand and the dainties supplied gathering had been   entertained   by   a PREPARED    REPORT
by Mrs. Joe Richards were amply ap- number of selections on the phonograph OF ITS DIFFERENT MIN-
preciated by all.   The handling ofthe skillfully manipulated   by   the   doctor, INq CAMPS"   AND A COM-
large crowd was ably managed by the light and other refreshments were served ptETETRAVELER'S GUIDE
hostess  with  the  assistance   of Messrs. to which every one did ample justic. compiled and drawn by In, Is
Lambert and Brown. Dr. Sutton then gave a brief history of S*S?FRANK   BAILEY.-
Some of the beautiful gowns were as the firms business for the past year and
follows: outlined the  policy for 19OT,   The firm
Mrs. A. E.  Howse, lavender figured have met with decided success- and have
silk waist, black skirt, .with   diamond just completed a  deal with an eastern:
hair ornaments. company for the manufacture of their
Mrs. W. Munro, claret   velvet   with patent.   They will extend their  field of
white satin facing. operation shortly  and   expect to  visit
Mrs. W. Pooley, black net over black Princeton and the Similkameen district
silk. before   long,   to   install   several   plants FOR    SALE   AT     THE
Mrs. Mickle, black silk. which have been ordered.     Several con- _,__,_ /^ —,
Mrs. W. Dodd, grey poplin. gratulary speeches followed, the toasts  ^  J^ Jf^> |^      Q F F I C> f't
Mrs. W. Clark, blue silk with old Span- being drank with Highland honors. T>T>Tr»i?    # -dtm>     nr»T>V
ishlace. The rest of the Evening was pleasantly  PRICE    £2.00    PER    LOFY.
Mrs. O'Rourke, black silk. spent with  song  and story,  the party
Mrs. Barwick, cream organdy. breaking up in the "wee sma' hours ayont TfufrffuSlfllg, t WftWlVWiV
Mrs. T. Hunter, black,   white   satin the twal".    Those present were:    Dr.   " '7 'T 'T 'T 'T g '7 '7 '7 '7 '7 '7
facing. Sutton. J. Neune, Wm. Munro, G. Child,
NOTICE IB HEREBY GIVEN that applicatio
will be made to the legislative nssembly ofthe
province of British Columbia, at its next sessiot
for an act to ir corporate a company with powei
to construct, equip, maintain and operate a singl<
or double line of railway of standard or narrow
gauge for the purpose of conveying passenger*
and freight from a point 01 Burrard Inlet, at 01
near the city of Vancouver, thence via. the city of
New Westminster, in easterly direction along
the south side or the valley ofthe Fraser river to
some point, on said Fraser river, between the
junction of the Chilliwack river with  the said
easterly direction along the valleys' ofthe chilliwack, Coquehalla, Tulameen and Similkameen
*-— Dr the tributaries thereof,
Oxanagan  and Osoyoos   Lake; the
at or near Rock Creek, thence by the I
route to a point at or near Midway; tl
moat feasible route toa point, at or n
i and operate, from any poin
branches and extensions ofthe
! than 30 miles in length, ai
same of
I ridges, ways ferries, wharves, docks, and coal
bumcera; with power to build, own, equip, operate and maintain steam and other vessels aud
boats, telegraphs, telephones, and tramways
aerial or otherwise, and to cany on a general
express business either as separate undertakings
or in connection with the said railway and the
said branches and extentions;  with power to
and power and dispose of and deal with the same
at a profit in any of the districts or localities
through which the said railway, branches and
extentions pass; with power expropriate lands,
for any of the purposes ofthe company and to
acquire lands, bonuses, privileges, or other aids
sons or bodies corporate; with power to construct, equip, acquire, lease, maintain, and operate smelters, reduction, refining, concentrating.
mentof tl
tract, equip,
r, a single or
graph and telephone lines; to build and operate
all kinds of plant for the purpose of supplying
light, heat, electricity and any kind of motive
power ; and with power to expropriate lands foi
■ after the construction ofthe said railway, tele
-aph or telephone lines, and with all othe
sual, necessary or incidental  rights, powers o
, this ioth day of Dec,
NOTICE IS HKRKIiY CI V KN that applical
will be made to the Legislative Assembly of
Province of British Columbia at its next sesi
for a Private BiU to incorporate a Compau]
build, equip, maintain and operate a line or li
of railway of standard gunge from a point a
near the junction ofthe Cold Water and Ni<
rivers, thence following the Cold Water river up
stream about2* miles, thence easterly through
a natural pass from the Cold Water river to th
divide to the west fork of the Otter river, thenc
down the west fork of the Otter river to the mail
river, thence following the Otter river to its junc
tion with the Tulameen river to Otter Flat, thenc
following the Tulameen river down stream to it
'~~ ition with the Similkameen river, at or nea
iceton. or as an alternative route' from th
 Junction ofthe Cold Water and Nicola River
following the valley ofthe Nicola Lake, thenc.
along the south shore of the said Nicola take t.
Quilchena Creek, thence following the valley 0
™- Quilchena Creek to the divide of One Mile o
ivcyard Creek, thence down the valley of On
 e or Graveyard Creek to Princeton at th
junction of the Tulameen and Similkameen riv
era aforesaid, thence from Prii
down the valley ofthe said Similkameen ri
point west of Osoyoos take, f
rly direction to the Osoyoos K
>yoos take, thence
uon to tne Osoyoos River crossing tin
n above Osoyoos take or at other con
: points, thence in an easterly direction tc
Ide of Rock creek, thence down one ofthe
tributaries of the Kettle "
Kettle -•—
in the s:
it Midway
ay along the valley
City of Greenwood,
acquire, acquire, equip and maintain steam and
on any navigable waters, and to construct, oper-
ilong the routes of said railway and its branches
oils therefor and to generate electricity and supply light, heat and power;  and to acquire and
for all ri
r other companies a'n<
i privileges necessan
remises and for othe
jf New Westminster, thence creasing the
river and following the south .bank of <ai
to Hope, thence following the Coquekshli
miles from.    _
direction to the west fork of Otte
 following the Otter river to it
thence following the Kettle Rive to Midway,
" e in an easterly direction to Grand Forks;
tain and operate a branch' oT said railway
the point   where the main line thereof
 j said Cold water rivet, following the said
Coldwater river through   Nicola VaUey to Nicola
" ake; and with further power to build, construct
Otter 'Flat at the junction of said Otter and Tula-
 rivers in a south westerly direction follow-
 je Tulameen river up the Tulameen Valley
for a distance of Thirty miles; and with further
snot e
ing »o miles in
es and with powes to expropriate lands for
 bonuses, privileges or other aid from any
bodies corporate and with power to build wagon
"oads to be used in the construction of such rail-
ray and in advance ofthe same and to levy and
ollect tolls from all persons using and all freight
any whether before or after construction of the
ucidental rights, powers or privileges as may be
lecessary or conducive to the above objects 01
Landing, thence following the bank of tl
.-hains in a westerly di—**"
llli, thence 40 chains
Sixty days after date, I Intend to apply to the
permission to purchase 320 acres of land as fol-
moat'bank of the Similkameen river; thence
north 40 chains to south .boundary line of Indian
Rcverve, No. 2 Post Chuchuwayha; thence alone
40 Chains alorg west boundary'line, of Indian
Reserve; thence west 80 chains to place of commencement, and containing 320 acres  more or
i   near the left bank oi
: I five miles above Prii
80 chains, thence ca
W.J. Waterman
■ of December, 1900.
>n of the Yale
[•ed:  On Copper Mountain, ad-
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
late, I, Robert Roland, ofthe town oi Princeton,
n the Province of British Columbia; Miner, in-
end to epply to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds
ind Works, for a licence to prospect for coal on
follows:   Comma
more particularly described t
1 post   placed   on the   left
east 80 chains, thence north 8c
chains, thence
west 80 chains to point of comm
Dated this day of Dec. ist., 1900.
Notice is hereby given that
thiry days after
date, I, John Harry Jackson,
vince of British Colurilbia, Miner
intend to apply
for a license to prospei t for coal
3 from the Town
ion of Yale District, and which
Commencing at Initial post 1
larked "Jackson
Coal Claim;*; thence running we
st eighty chains,
ith eighty chaini
nghty chains, to place of beginnings excepting,
iereoutandtheref.om that portion known as
•he'.'Swansbourough Coal Claim," and containing 640 acres of land more or less.
2 Dated this first day of December, A. D. 1966.
tocator and applicant.
Tbat under the provisions of the Game
Act, 1897, Chapt. 88, Sec. 15, it shall be
unlawful for any person to catch, kill,
destroy or pursue with such intent,
throughout the Provincet-^ariboo, deer,
wapiti, commonly known as elk, moose,
hare, mountain goat and mountain sheep,
from the ist day of January to the 31st
day of July inclusive. By Order.
T^JOTICE is hereby given that all placer
■*• ^ claims legally held in Kamloops,
Ashcroft, Yale and Similkameen Mining
Divisions of Yale District, will be laid
over from the ist day of November ensuing, to the ist day of May, 1901.
GotD Commissioner.
Kamloop. Oct. 28th, 1900.
NOTICE is hereby given  that a Court of
Revision and Appeal for the purpose  of !
hearing complaints against assessments,
will be held for the Similkameen  Division ofthe riding of West Yale o»~ January 8th, 1901. „
Assessor and Coleotor.
Dated this ioth day Dec, 1400.
 I Ckntijry Number
Thirty, days after date I intend to apply tothe
Chief Commissioner of -UukIs mid.-Works, for a
licence to prospect for -coat • fii 'and^oh- the laifd
here described;   Commencing from Initia"	
north bfScotston. on the north bank of thi	
Bi river, and running north 80 chains; 80
  west; 80 chains sout*- "-
|   starting/point.   In all 640 ac
bated, {'his > 8th-day of bro
NOTICE is hereby given thai   thirty days af
date, that, I, T. II.   Murphy,  intend to apply
the      Chief     Commissioner      of Lands,     a
Works, of d. C, for a licence to prospect for c<
on the following land:   Commencing at the L_
j,"1", p?s<- thence runnlM west So chains;, thence
So chains north; thence 80 chains east;' thence Ho
chains south.   Said land is situated on  the no "
side ofthe north fork of Granite creek.
^\    T. ii.^iurpilv:
Dated at Granite CreeK, B.jCj^ic. 7, ijfb.
THIRTY days after date we intend'to" apply to
ie Chief Commissioner, or Lands and Works for
license to prbsi>cctrfbi' coal' on' the undermen-
Diied landssitu:)te_4 :on ,T. M. Woods' ranch.
st .marked No1, i.and ruh-
Dated at Princeton, B-. ,c,,, Jan. ,(,,1.90;,     ..
Laws Regarding Coal
The mining laws of British Columbia
Lprovide, with respect to coal mining, that
»prosr5feotcl» ;forf.cbal^o!rl pretroleum on
I leased Crown lands in which the minerals are reserved, before obtaining a license1,
shall place a post at one angle ofthe land
I with his name and the initial ofthe angle,
[Land shall post a notice of his application
on the land and on the government office
'j ofthe' district for thirty^tla. s, and shall
I advertise it in the B. C. Gazette and some
local newspaper for thirty days.
Security for damages must be given if
■thfe Crown lands I iii- question have been
leased or are covered by a timber license.
'" After tlie expiration of thirty days, and
within .two^montjis; from "thfe application
in the Gazette, an application in duplicate (with a plan and a fee of $50 for efach
and every license) must be- sent to: ^he-
Assistant Comriiissioiier ' of Lands and
Works for a prospecting, license for - not
more than one year, when' the Chief
Commissioner may I grant the license.
Such lands must be in one rectangular
block with the sides running north, south,
640 acres.
WilKRK I.<Scated: in panip' H'cdly, half-mile
VrA&E ''NOTI(£&!ntiiaS-I,e a£*ir?%.%immoiiS;
~Jiners certificate No. 36068 B.i 11 tend sixty
7m-«he date hereof to apply,to the Min-
J/bnleCfoTa .Certifier,to of Improvements
I   purpose of obtaining Crown grant to the
! notice that action, under sec-
 mmenced before' the issuance*
^Certificate of Improvements.
stday of December A. D. 1900.
J 'j\h\fhi^\nl M}?^ M
The neatest hotel to the.
Railway Station.    Head-
—quarters—for all people
^coming from Nicola and
mihe Similkameen.
I 'Good Rooms.
Good Table
Good Liquors,
TOoJkS  Stabling  fli-Goi-'
License hoi
of adjo
ear he slm^t
bra Secorfil
d Wfurther
be granted.
Shop on Harold Avenue.
prospect separately
provided the Chief Commissioner is satis
fied with the prospecting done on th<
laodraf one of them. •,; -.
Tneiicensee ''may useTn " Trnroer and
one' on the land for—the- purpose of
buildings on the land. Dispute as to the
.right, •■ of-i title! shall be decided in the
county -court No transfer for a prospecting license may be made without
written notice to the Chief Commissioner
'of Lands and Works. E|
R The "Lieutenant-Governor 'in 'Council
may grant to a prospecting- licensee.a
lease for five years at a rent often cents
on proof that he has "discovered coal on"
the land ; and if during this term, or
three months.hereafter, he can show that
he has continuously and vigorously carried on coal-mining he shall be 'enti'led
to purchase, the land'af fean'acre, in one*
payment atrflme orSalfl.*"' * """
Before the lease is issued, a survjey
must have been made by the applicant.
Be'sidesjthe. Jen ^nMtrqnA^alToVtUty of
five cents a ton on coal andV one-'cent a
barrel on pretrolSrm>WU!&* W» pawr The
feeding.te]ti, may work in partnership ion'
adjoining lands when it shall not be nec-
cessary to work each leasehold separately,:
provided work is done on one to the
satisfaction of the Chief Commissioner.
Proprietors-of- coal mincs-mayacquire-
held under pre-emption or Crown grants',
<or. lease orlicense} qsp may;tbe necessary
Y&Va right ■&**£_'"» %Hte*slaVsfcore, i
river or highway, together with a blocc
m*«sceedin^.five~Yicrespan ibejshorw
river or highway.- 'Minerals are i-iiot tb
be conferred by the conveyance, without
the consent • of - the gran tor. Compensation shall be paid by agreement or arbC
?niM   t*o.L_^__X_
"^TO^ft^S^'steiing bargains in
ws ' ..Eresh and Newly arrived goods
we would . call   your   atention  to a
few staple lin'esV-which'  will   be  of
' special interest."    .
i Fine, assortment.''Laces. oRibbons,
m<1 rrwjity'.Etc., just on  hand.
,nHflj_&Hi,H9i_ e: Spun Pants—Direct.. !
H   .llsarxtitf -.Made to Order.
Rani Lai's Tea-r-Complete  Assort- T
injifj §nilljjment-.of.Staples.' • ,£■
We are the ^f^^^Wjfdfftr^fW' WT  Canada_
ofthe "TRUAX" Wfisitf isf*tlil"U*t Ore CaV5
in the World.
, An and steh^worKjs.
-.nil Mining .. .
We hafve\'tiuflftJ^£l&£B, Connections and can find the necessary
'i^ItalHo'^fer&.^d'^veTe^ Meritorious copper propositions in
rthe°SiMiTkate8fttf<co\rrl6ry.-W!j;If vou have a good claim with a
^rie'isHb*wlr%'fwe0wi!f^n&^u(-l buyer.a. We cordially invite
'ytiStncoYreSJS^rHiree.0'' ,nD'ff but
■0,rtri'l*Er'.5^»>£*»ai:aAvE.   sjj S. A. HARTMAN.
Mim—^ Wishes "its' Patrons  and* b^u",» m^
20TH Century Number
Canadian Pacific
Navigation Co.
Time   Table   No.  55
VICTORIA  TO  VANCOUVER  dnily,  except
Monday, at   i   o'clock  a.   in.   Regular  freight
[   steamer will leave Victoria at midnight on Tuesday mid Thursday and Vancouver nt midnight on
Wednesday and l'rlday.
VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA daily, at I, or on
arrival of C. 1*. Railway No.  i   train.   Regular
£ freight steamers will leave victoria at it p. m. on
Tucsdoy and Thursday and Vancouver at it p.m.
on Wednesday and Friday.
Stenmer Beaver leave* NEW WESTMINSTER
or Chilliwack and way landings, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday at 8 a. in., connecting at
The Lost  Mine.
which they received the visit of Mike
and I'arkey. Ordinary miners and ordinary weapons are useless in fighting such
an enemy. Now what you want is a man
clothed in the strong armor of the church]
I am that man and I am here to serve
you, and all I ask is an even share In the
enterprise with the rest of yi
"What a nose yon have for scenting
out a good thing," said Ned Barlow,
•'Oh! he's not here for his health,"
said old Pat Synon.
Father John'slips curled, and he was
about to rebuke the old man, when he
was interrupted by Law;
was the secretary of tl'
and way poi
t, 7th. 14th and sol
ii of
ater trip*  to  Qui
Cape Scott.
The Co
rapany reserves tl
Table at  any tim
General Freight Ag<
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
West Bound East Bound
Pamphlet furnished free.
VANCOUVER, B.C. Spences Bridge
"Father John, you 1
ng money and as you
fou must have a tidy
pany you can pay for
It is a well-known fi
looked upon as so utterly abandoned and
low down, as the man who is always re
ceiving benefits and never saying "Tur
key,' once himself. Father John felt tin
insinuation, and perhaps he felt it all the
more because it was true.
Father John made another appeal,
however, telling them that although he
had neither goods nor gold to enrich the
company with, he had something of far
more value, to-wit; a bottle of Ghost
Medicine. After some more spiritual
I cofTSolation had been administrated, he
was finally received into the com pan
ghost-killer and next morning a 1
was made for the new Eldorado.
Such good headway had been madi
the journey, that before the sun kissed
the crest of the main range, and said
good-night to the Similkameen, camp
had been made on "Turn Back Bobby"
creek, some thirty miles from place 01
starting. After supper, pipes were lit,
and each man gave way to that fealing ofl
contentment which men feel when
fortably located after a hard day's march
in the mountains. A long period of
lence was finely broken by the appearance of a demijohn full of McCarthy's
best, and the evening was enlivened by
songs and tales of deeds of daring.
One by one the singers and story
tellers fell back on the grass and
went to sleep. Murphy,_ who had ii
bibed more than a fair share ofthe bug
juice, woke up during the' night, cc
sumed wMT~a burning thirst,' and
rumaging around for something to drink
found two bottles under a tree
placing one of the bottles to ttts lips, to
quench the fire that was raging in him, he
found that it contained water, or a fluid
that tasted like water. After a time he
found it neccesaiy to tap the other bottle and pour its contents on his volcanic
stomach, but shortly after this last attempt to quench the inward fire, he be-
: sick and began retching. This
would not be strange in itself were it not
for the fact that every time he retched,
he threw up a little black lizzard with a
very tail, that went sissing through the
grass. After being delivered of several
of these little fiends, he became better
find went to sleep again and slept until
day light. The camp was in an awful
condition when he got up. Father John
ramping round like a mad bull and
the rest of the men looked very despondent. As Murphy arose to his feet,
Father John approached him and said:
"Murphy, do you know what became
of that' ghost medicine that was under
the tree?"
"Ghost medicine," exclaimed Murphy,
well that accounts for it."
Headquarters f<l all stage lines.
Hotel Jackson
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor.
JJW~Patrons of the Hotel Jackson can keep posted on the mining
Development ofthe entire Similkameen.
The James Robertson Co. Ltd.
Manufacturers of Lead Pipe, Shot, Traps, Whit*
Jobbers In Wrought, Cast or Steel Pipe  and Fittings, Metals  and Ste
Fittings.   Write for Quotations.
Branches Toronto, St. John, Winnipeg
Now is the time to secure your Winters Supply of
Foot Apparel. Avoid sickness by having your
Feet properly dressed with the Best
Boot and Shoes,
Rubber Goods, Etc.
. In the Market. We have a large and will assorted stock which we are selling as Cheaply as you
would have to pay for an Inferior Article.
O. E. THOMAS, Prop.
Similkameen   ButcheK
ing   Co.,   Princeton,   B. C.
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Pilled for any point in the Similkameen Valley.    Jr-f
Manager Princeton
Nearest Point to the  io Mile
Creek Mines.
J  »j 5
T\he ijiortest route by io Mile to T
Princton from Spence's Bridge is T
Vp Lower Nicola,     h
The  Lost   Mine.
John in a
drank it, and
it I thought it
'(? Meadquartersjor Smith's Stage
?   1 4
'    mmHOtel
Tbe nearest point to the f
richest Silver Lead mines ■)
Summit City
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always b
h Cre^k'tH	
bejen talen out. J
Point for        _
stages. *
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so aL-the	
WM. HINE & Co.,
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you Mart prospecting.
\ Mining Supajlie?
uly thin}
back and wait until Father John could
get a fresh supply of medicine. But
while waiting, Mike and Parkey had to
be looked after and made comfortable so
that the secret should not be given away
to anybody else. To this end they were
furnished with a liberal supply of grub
and tobacco, to which in an evil hour
was added a keg of H. B. rum. The
possibilities for good that lie hidden in a
keg of rum might easily be enumerated
Two nights after the keg had been
landed at Squaw Flat, Parkey's klootch
rushed into the Miner's Rest saloon, crying aloud in her distress that' 'Mike heap
mamaloosed Parkey." The people in
the saloon did not at first realize what
had happened. They thought that Mike
and Parkey had simply arbitrated a difference of opinion in the good  old  way.
But when the klootch got her breath
and calmed down, she explained that
Mike had mamaloosed Parky with an
axe, and that Varicey was dead. This
Sent a cold chill through those who
heard it, but when they had recovered
their nerve, their action was prompt and
to the point. "Stumpy Maginnis," the
constable was called out of the backroom
where he was industriously sizing up a
Jack Pot, a posse of men was got to geth-
er while the constable was getting a warrant, and thus armed with two greatest
authorities on earth—the law and the
sword, they started for the scene of the
tragedy. Arriving there, they found the
truth ofthe klootchman's statement verified. Parkey lay dead on the cabin
floor.     But   Mike   was   nowhere to be
"" mi looking around the cabin, Father
John noticed that the keg had also disappeared, i' This led to the conclusion
that Mike had taken it along with him,
and so it proved, for he was overtaken at
Four Mile creek,
i  the" river trail in a
with his enemy the
keg by his side.
Mike was not lynched. There was no
need to do that. The law was swift and
sure of its punishment of crime. Mike
was taken to the county seat to be tried
before Judge Baccus, better known as
"Old Hang 'em," and six weeks after his
Lordship got through giving him good
service about his conduct in the great
future, Mike required a longer coffin
than if he had died in his bed.
To the credit of Father John be it said,
that he did not desert Mike in his hour
of trouble. He stayed with him to the
last. He assured me on his honor as a
Christian teacher, that Mike was all right,
and that all obstacles had been removed
from the silent trail, and that his journey
to the better land might be safe and sure.
The rest of the company say that John's
kindness to Mike was not disinterested—
that he wanted to get a clue to wheie- the
mine was situated, that he
for himself.
I know that this is not true; for although  Father John  makes
into the mountains every year, he c
back empty handed.
There is some consolation in kno
that although Parkey and the mine
lost, that Mike is saved.
Yes, the mine is still lost, but it g
night get it
On Copper
Everyone  who ' has  seen the property
The Biggest and Best Mine in British
This Wonderful Mine. It is an investment ! No Speculation ! Ore enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.    BUY TO-DAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will
Make You Rich.
PRINCETON or Grand Forks, B. C.
Tiiie Townsite  of
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • ma-SCXm. C • • •
From $2.00 to $ J 0.
Per Front Foot .*%*
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft and 33x100 Ft.
One acre Residential
Lots..* *& <# *£ J* «*
Terms: J-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. <n*
Government Head-
quarters For me Simiiftanteen MsiricL
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.
and pure WATER
Send for Map and Price List to <£ *& & ** *£
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS


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