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 SINIIKAMB
Vol. i.   No. 4-
PRINCETON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL zist, 1900.
$2.00 Per Year.
LATEST WAR NEWS
Special Telegrams to the Star
Direct from the Wires.
Boers Retreating—Favorable Reports
Expected Daily in London-Lord
Roberts' Criticisms Received.
'tONDON, April 16—The Boers a
full retreat from Wepener, hugging the
Basutoland border. The Basutos are
marching parellel with them along the
frontier watching eagerly for the slightest encroachment. The Transvaal government is relying strongly on American
intervention. All was well at Mafeking
up to April 6th. According to a Bethany
despatch the Boers are unable to retreat
north-ward, because the British hold all
the roads. London waits confidently for
almost immediate announcement of 1
favorable to the British; distrust e:
however to any rapid cogtinuous adv;
towards Pretoria, chiefly on account of
horses. Small bodies of Boers are prowling around Bloemfontein and are even
coming within 10 miles of the city.
Capetown. April 16.—It is reported
that Gen. Brabant has defeated the Boers
at Wepener and taken their arms.
Conflicting reports regarding the conditions at Wepener continue but at the
present time there is no definite or important news from the front. A Capetown despatch says that nearly 3060
horses has been landed there since April
r3th. The bulletin issued at Pretoria
April 13th reports that the burgers captured 500 slantered cattle at Wepener
and^ that Gen. Fronemen that day defeated the British, causing them to retire
across the Orange river.
A despatch from Ladysmith dated
April 16th at 5:40 a. m., says that
scouts just returned report that the
Boers in Elandslaagte district hav
tired beyond Biggarsburg.
Brondfort, April 13.—Fighting with
Brabants Horse at Jammersburg Drift
continues. Commandant Dewitt is
ported to have engaged troops sent from
Bloemfontein to Brabnats assistance. Also
a brush with British column advancing
towards Bullfoutein but without decisive,
results.
PUBLIC MEETING
Provincial Election for 1900.
Mr. D. Murphy, independent op-
possition candidate for West Riding
of the Yale Electoral District will address the electors on political issues
at Princeton on Monday Evening,
April 30th, 1900. Everybody come.
The government candidate has been
invited to attend.
Chief of Police A. Main of Steveston
near Vancouver has been foully murdered by Chinese.
PERSONALS.
Geo. H. Starnes, of the C. P. R. survey
party was in town yesterday, on his way
to Keremeos.
W. A. Davis of Vancouver is registered
at the Hotel Jackson. He arrived on
Wednesday's stage.
Mr. Frank Powell, travelling representative of the Hudson Bay Co. at Vancouver, came in on todays stage.
Mrs. Jas. Anderson returned to
city on the mid-week stage, having \
ed Nicola Lake and Kamloops.
Messrs. Hebberton, Stewart, Knight,
Wampole, Arthur, Powalls and Purvis
came down to the city from the Sunset
this week.
W. A. Campbell, Sec. of the Lost Horse
Mines Co., drove in on President Stevenson 's private rig today. Mr. Stevenson
will follow in two weeks. He is now in
San Francisco.
John Popham, Maurer and J. S. Mc-
Farlane came in from the Slocan country Thursday. The boys have several
good properties on the east slope of Copper mountain, which they will develop
during the summer.
John D. Roberts, Sanford B. Snider
and J. J. MacKay drove into town Wednesday on special rigs. They represent
Messrs. G. F. & J, Gait of Winnipeg,
Vancouver, Toronto and other cities,
wholesale grocers and tea importers;
G. L. Allan, wholesale boot and shoe
dealers; and S. Greenshields & Co., of
Montreal and Vancouver, wholesale dry
goods; respectively. These gentle
were the first commerciol men to display
samples in the city and were well pleased
with their trip as they succeeded in
curing good orders from our principal
merchants.
KEREMEOS NEWS.
The C. P. R. surveyors completed the
running of the location line through
town the early part of the week.
A fatal accident occurred in town this
week. A man, whose name your correspondent has not yet learned, had been
helping the local blocksmith and while
riding home to his camp in the evening
fell off his horse, fracturing his skull s
seriously that he died the next morning.
¥ A shooting scrape caused a good deal
>f excitement here on Tuesday afternoon,
lan named Smith and a woman known
Broncho Liz" were in a tent a short
distance from town, and had been quarreling all afternoon, R. H. Parkinson
J. P. happened to ride in from Fairview
and was asked to arrest the man. He
rode up to the tent to do so, when Smith
pulled his Winchester. Mr. Parkinson
turned to go back for assistance when he
heard a shot. The woman had jumped
between him and the gun and received
the bullet in the thigh. The woman is
not considered seriously injured, having
received only a severe flesh wound.
Smith was arrested and will come up for
trial before Gold Commissioner Lambly
on Saturday forenoon at Fairview.
RICH PRINCESS MAY
Boulder Creek Properties Looking WeU.
Wonderful Development of One of
Copper Mountains Future Mines.
—Latest from the Sunset.
The Princess May claim on Copper
mountain bids fair to rival its more famous neighbor the Sunset. Chas. Powell,
the owner, returned from the Boundary
district about two weeks ago and immediately started developing his property. He has shown excellent judgment
in the work he has done, the ground being covered with a heavy wash. The surface croppings which were strong, were
only found in bunches on the fnll length
of the claim. Mr. Powell started in to
strip off the surface debris, and has succeeded in uncovering several rich deposits of mineral. An average assay
taken across the width of the ore body
returned over 9 per cent, copper, and
several specimens of rich peacock and
bornite copper have been brought to town
which will run over 20 per cent.
With careful development there if
doubt that the Princess May will be
of the richest properties on the m<
The Sunset is gaining depth rapidly.
President Brown making a few changes
in the working of the property. A fan
has been ordered and will be put in as
soon as possible to secure air at the bottom of the shaft. Two shifts will continue sinking and as soon as the 200 foot
level is reached a crosscut will be run
to the eastern boundary of the claim if
the ore body extends that far, and Mr.
Brown is sure it does. A recent assay
taken from careful sampling of the bottom of the shaft shows 5 per cent, in copper, which is a remarkable average. The
most notable feature in the development of the mine has been the regularity
of the values as depth is attained. Of
course bodies of very rich ore, running
from 20 to 30 per cent, copper have been
encountered, but to take the dump as
one huge sample it will be found to
assay within a fraction of 5 per cent, copper alone, not counting gold values.
Boulder creek is the latest camp to
the front. On the International, Nancy
Hanks, Constitution and Gold Hill claims
Johnson and Todd have a well defined
ledge between -shale and serpetine, 5 ft.
6 in. wide, of solid mineral which assays
5 per cent in copper alone and will carry
considerable gold value. The properties
will be worked this
President Brown and Supt. Lougheed
of the Sunset are in town.
FROM OFF m   WIRES.
London, April 20th.—(Special to the
Star).—The blockade at Wepner Continues. Heavy rains are stopping movements of British column.
Large quantities of stores are being
moved south from Bloemfontein made
necessary by opposition in south east of
Free State.
There are 2000 sick in British field hospitals.
Col. Otter commanding the first Canadian contingent died of fever in South
Africa.
Two German officers Jiave been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for hav-'
ing in their possession 100 rifles.
Gen'l Warren and Col, Thorneycroft
have been severely censured in General
Roberts report.
Masera, April 17.—Casualities at
Wepner since later attack by Boers surrounding them: Twenty killed 100
wounded. It is beleived that the enemy
lost considerable more. Five of the
enemies guns were disabled. '
London, April, 18.—Springfontiin
says: Boisterous weather now prevailing, may delay Boers and afford us opportunities of capturing a number of
'aiding bands.
Lord Roberts criticism of Buller's,
Warren's and Thornycroft's commands
has reached here. The war office will
not discuss them but it is understood
Warren will be recalled. There is no
news from the war office.
NICOLA NEWS.
F.J. Dean, Ex. M. P. P., held apolitical meeting here this week.
Supt. Wilson, of the C. P. R. telegraph
system, is in the city putting in the
'phones for the Kamloops-Nicola line.
1 At 1 o'clock Wednesday, Harry
Duncan, manager of the Howse store
rang up Kamloops and sent the first message over the new line. The formal
opening of the line drew a large crowd to
the store, the telephone system being a
novelty to quite a few. The message
rate over the line will be for the local
line 25 cents for 10 words and 3 cents for
each additional word. The rates from
Kamloops to outside points are: Vancouver, Victoria and B. C. coast points
40 cents for 10 words and 3 cents for
each additional word. Winnipeg and
Manitoba 75 cents for 10 and 5 cents for
each additional word. Eastern Canada
#r.oo for 10 and 7 cents for each additional word. Telegrams will be received at
the Howse store for all points in the
world. Local conversation rates will
range from 10 to 50 cents for three minutes, the rates being arranged according
to distance.
Mrs. O'Rourke and Miss Graves, of
Quilchena, and Mrs. J. Anderson, of
Princeton, were guests of Mrs. A. E.
Howse during the week. The ladies had
a most enjoyable visit as Mrs. Howse is
an exceptional hostes.
Mr. and Mrs. Richards gave a dance at
the Hotel Driard on Monday night. Joe
and his wife are great entertainers and
the capacity of the house was taxed to its
utmost
Mr. W. J. Carrol left for Keremeos on
Friday's stage where he will join engineer Young's survey party as transit-
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
THE LIZZIE BULLOCK, SEGREGATED BELCHER, AND
HTJHN AND HUNT-MINE.*
My career as a miner began at Ivan-
pah, Ariz.,-.in '71.    I had gone to Los
Angeles, Cat., where I found the people
of the town perfectly wild over reports
that had come in of rich mineral discoveries in Arizona.. '•' It was my first experience of a mining stampede',<and I caught
the fever''at once in its strongest at
most malignant type.    I may as w<
confess here that I have had it ever sine
and shall carry it with me to my grav
vith
es and perils, a
ad the compan-
is 011 earth. No
less, no jealous-
jdways hope.
eel a
across the Mojave Desert, and the trail
was reported to be about the straightest
known pathway to certain death. Among
the prospectors who had returned from
Ivanpah for supplies and who had rich
ore samples to exhibit was John D. Reed,
a San Bernardino young fellow, who was
km
and '
said
by him to be "square." Reed said that
if I wanted to "outfit" with him, he was
agreeable, and so we became "partners "
We bought four pack animals and two'
saddle broncos, the usual kit of miners'
tools, blankets, guns, ammunition, food
supplies, and so forth, and started for
Ivanpah one August morning in i87I.
I quickly discovered that my partner
was a straightforward, practical fellow.
Although only twenty-one years old, he
was well up in the art of prospecting and
knew as much about mines and mining
as anyone else in camp.
Soon after reaching Ivanpah we purchased the afterward famous Lizzie Bullock mine, a single location upon which
no work had been done, but which showed surface indications in the Way of little
knife-like seams of sulphurets of silver
running through the limestone formation. Much to my surprise, Reed knew
S how to assay, and had with him an outfit
for simple tests. He found that'the sulphurets carried about six hundred ounces
of silver to the ton, and although there
was nothing but knife-like streaks in sight
he advised buying the claim at Clark's
(the owner's) price, which was five hundred dollars. Reed had no money, but
sewed up in my clothes were enough
greenbacks to buy the Lizzie Bullock.
We bought the property and began
work. It did not take long to find out
that by following up the little seams we
would come to places where the seams
widened into little chimneys of ore,
which would be from six to twelve inches
in width, with a pay chute eight to ten
feet long. These were our bonanzas, and
from them we took our ore supply by
means of only a tunnel.
As soon as we had out two or more
tons we packed it on mules, and would
start on the two hundred and sixty mile
journey to Los Angeles. As there was
■sixty miles of desert to cross, we also
packed water and food, and the trip was
always a hard one.
On one of our trips across the  Mojave
Desert, in August, 1872, the weather was
very hot and dry and the sand and alkali
were fearful.   To add to our troubles
cook went crazy.   He was a white-haired
man, with those peculiar gray eyes
hard to explain but belonging always
occultists, men of limited education and
new ideas.' After braining his faithful
dog with an axe, he. was secured and
firmly bound with ropes to a wagj
wheel. I, also burning with fever, lay
near him. Being the youngest, of the
party he addressed me, when alod
follows:
"I am going to die. I have been a success, yet not a success. Hear the history
of my life; listen, learn and profit by it."
Then he said, very slowly. " I first went
to raising mice. I was a success. I
a world of mice, but I said, 'Oh, the end
does not justify the means.' I resolved
to raise elephants. Here again I v
success. Hundreds and thousands of]
elephants did I raise—elephants white
and blue. But, the result! The markets of the world were soon supplied,
and with 'elephants to sell' I was poor
indeed. My son, would you succeed,
raise neither mice nor elephants. Size
yourself up," He died, but I never forgot the lesson.
Arriving at Los Angeles our product
3 taken by Lazard Preres, who paid
niform price of seven hundred dolli
)n (silver was then worth 11.29
ice), giving us whatever merchandise
thought best to pack back and credit-
us with a balance that might be due;
the result was that our capital at "The
Freres' "   increased steadily.   Reed and
myself began to be recognized as success-
1 miners, and we were both happy and
It will be of interest to miners to know
that the ore in our chimneys changed
from black sulphurets at the surface to
:h yellow chloride of silver at a little
depth, then to antimonial silver, and
itimes sand carbonates came in; but
the silver values always remained the
ras now on the high road to fortune.
But, of course, something had to happen,'
:ame unexpectedly and disastrously.
:   started a pack train of twenty anils and five men one morning—and all
that we recovered therefrom were the
dead and mutilated bodies of our pack-
The Apaches had been troublesome
farther east, but we had no fear that they
would come in west of the Sau Francisco
Mountains.    But they did, and our train
the first to suffer.    It was so evident
to both Reed and myself that trouble had
ouly just begun that we offered the Lizzie
Bullock for sale, and the McFarlands,
•ho owned the adjoining property, quickly paid us our price, five thousand dollars.     We had five thousand dollars on
deposit with Lazard Freres, so that I quit
Ivanpah   abeut  five    thousand   dollars
ahead of my first experience in mining
and within about a year's time.
The McFarlands are now rich men.
And what of the Lizzie Bullock ? For
I than twenty-five years it has yielded up its treasures of silver, and in the
ear 1900 the Lizzie Bullock is a bonanza,
/en at the low price of silver.
Concluded Next Week.
♦Froin "Jim Wardner of Wardner, Idaho," by
imself. Published by The Anglo-American
iblishiug Co., cloth $1.25.
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
"Wagon Repairing a Specialty.
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
Q. flurdoch
TAX NOTICES.
Similkameen Division of Yale
lue for the year 1900.  All Uwi
e collectible a
e following
if paid on or before June 30th, 1900:
Three-fifths of one per cent, on real property.
Two and one half per cent, on assessed value of
wild land.
One-half of one per cent, on personal- property.
On so much of the income, of any person as ex-
:eeds one thousand dollars, the follow
riz: Upon such
c than
re thai
. one-quarter of one percent'; when i
one-half of one per cent.
If paid on or after 1st July, 1900.
Four-fifths of one per cent, on real propert;
'Perty.
:hreeP<
and dollars, one and three-quarters of one per
Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.
HUGH HONTER,
Assessor and Collectoi
Princeton, March 31st, 1900.
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements.
VANCOUVER MINERAL CLAIM: Situated
Similkameen Mining Division of the Yi
District.   Where Located:   Copper Mot
Notice that it. Clive Pringl<
r 7767B
f for
srself
9777A, W. O. McMynn Free
number   6301B   aud W. E.
Decks, Free Miners Certificate number 10205B in-
ixty days from the date hereof to apply to
ning Recorder for a Certificate of improve-
" "   purpose of obtaining a Crown
it of the
IDFURl
k Take Notice t:
Dated April 17th, 1900.
CLIVE PRINGLE.
CLAIMS STAGE
UNE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloops
every Friday at 6 a. m.
PRINCETON ROUTE.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicola,
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 7 a. m.
Carry flail and  Express.
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
Tphey are the Purest
J^certainly the
Rest in the market.
€eo.EJuckett&sonco.
HAMILTON, ONT.
A. E. HOWSE,
General
Merchandise
The Largest and Best Stock of
General Merchandise in the Similkameen.
Agent For The
Sherwin William's Co.,
PAINTS, OILS and LEADS.     I
 There are none better.	
Mining Supplies a Specialty]
A Complete Line of Hardware I
Builders' Supplies and Tools of I
Every Description.
Just Arrived
A Carload of Nails. 1
Mining outfits
can be furnished
on the shortest
notice.
Parties coming
to Princeton...
having Baggage, H. Hi
Goods, or Freight ol
any description
CAN ADDRESS
same in my care to
Spences Bridge on
the Canadian Pacific
Railway, where my
Freight teams load
regularly for
Princeton.
Freight of this description |
is always given the prefer- >\
ence and will be rushed i'j
through to destination.
Stores at
Princeton and Nicolf
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
CANADIAN  OKE AT PAEIS.     | als exhibited,
| Wonderful Success of the Dominion's I makCj t0 say
Mineral Exhibit. cellence of tb
stood in Europe. Nova Scotia anfi On
tario exhibit largely of free milling ores
The demand for small specimens of thes«
different varieties of gold ores from museums and colleges here and in other
European cities has been very great, but
naturally it has been quite impossible to
from British Columbia, as do also the
silver-copper ores.   The copper ores are
It would indeed be almost impossible
to get together a more varied collection
iOf gold, silver and copper ores than those
ko be seen in this portion of the exhibit.
m Only a brief general survey of the min-
Mral exhibit in the Canadian pavilion can
H given within the limits of a newspaper
IHticle. In its arrangement, this exhibit
indifferent from any other of its kind at
Paris. One of the first points to be noted
HMthe manner in which the different
classes of ore are displayed. Everything
isv'so placed, labelled and catalogued
■that examination and reference become
a| once easy and instructive, affording
tthe fullest explanation of each  industry
I The specimens are likewise all placed
ni natural groups, and tHe purposes for
■chich the several ores or minerals are
■sed can therefore be conveniently ascertained. At the same time everything
m scientifically arranged. No attempt
mas been m; de to seperate the minerals of
I le different provinces, otherwise than by
differently colored labels attached to tl.e
Various objects, and thus the whole Dominion, rather than a special section, becomes identified with the various miner-
LINDLEY& FOSTER,
Taxidermists and Furriers,
Best Price paid for Furs and Skins.
42 1-2 Johnson St,     VICTORIA.
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.
In the matter of the estate of Hugh McJ
Diarmid, the younger, lately of the
village of Princeton in the County of
Yale in the Province of British Colum-
JOHN A. KIRKPATRICK,
Administrator for  Hugh   McDiarmid, Juni
HOTEL   ^
gjEBHHEOS.
JONH NEIL,
Proprietor.
Stables   in Connetion.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway .to the
Similkameen valley. £•
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
We Gater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors*
'TRUAX'S'rieORECAR
We are the Sole Manufacturers for Canada
of the "TRUAX" which is the best Ore Car
in the World.
.Y dumped",
and closing door does
aid of the
.anddistrit
>i O. BOX 51.   TEL. 250.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
ARflSTRONG & MORRISON,
IRON AND STEEL WORKS.
ISON, I
5 I
Quick Returns
FROM
MMLERY'S
Drug Store
We carry a full stock of Drugs
Proprietory Medicines, Toilet Preparations, etc. In fact everything
that an Up-to-date Drug Store
ough  to have.
Mail   Orders from Pri
district can be filled
Kamloops, B. O.
GRAND PACIFIC
.... HOTEL...
HHLWPS, B. C.
The nearest hotel to the Railway Station. Headquarters for
all people coming from Nicola
and the Similkameen.
Good Rooms. Good Table
Good Liquors, Good Sta-
** blingin Connection. <^
P. A. BABNHART, Prop.
I French & Day
TINSMITHS
PLUriBERS
QUNSJTITHS
...PUMP DRIVING DONE...
' Our Camp   Stove is the  Boss for
Prospectors.
£  Repair work of Every Descrip-
I tl0"-
Your
We can save you
Repairing
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
-^^Kamloops, B. C.
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
 C. B. HAERIS
Assayer
and
Chemist*
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Properties   in   the
SlmilKameen District.
efully  Sampled  and  Assayed.
I Granite
j Greek..
1 m m  m  Hotel
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always been ,
Famous For the Excellence 1
of its table.
The nearest point to the 1
richest Silver Lead n "
in B. C, 'Summit City.'
There  is more gold in J
Granite Creek than has ^
yet been taken out. h
I
(* Stopping Point for
* Princeton stages.
P  The Nearest Point to the  10 Mile
A Creek Mines.
I woodward's
I     ...HOTEL
I    10WER NICOIi.
P  The shortest route by 10 Miles to
a  Princeton from Spences Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.
The table is supplied   with produce from our own gardens.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.    ffJr'ty'
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PRINCETON,  B. O.
THE PRINCETON   PUBLISHING CO,
SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
Domestic, One Year	
Foreign, One Year	
TOWNSITE TROUBLES.
* In our last issue we devoted a
considerable amount of space to a
letter written by Mr. Arthur Hick-
ling, managing director of the Vermilion Forks Townsite Company.
A few of the statements made by
Mr. Hickling are so^glaririgjly incorrect or distorted that we take
the opportunity to correct him. He
is evidently astonished at our independence in writing openly about
the methods used by his company
iin developing the Townsite of |
Princeton, seeing that it is the Star'
chief supporter. If Mr. Hickling
thinks for one moment that the Sti
is in any manner indebted to the Vermilion Forks Co., or that it has not
received full value for any adv
tising given to the paper, he is very
much mistaken. Every advertiser
in Princeton has done as much, if
not more than the Townsite Co. in
giving the paper the support necessary for its existence, and as yet
not one of them has had the
[temerity to dictate as to the policy
J which the paper shall pursue. Mr.
I Hickling says truly, that the Star
is not alone in complaining of the
neglect of the Townsite Company
to further the interests of the community. In this statement he is
certainly correct. Every property
owner living in Princeton has the
same complaint to make, and as far
as raising a third faction by pointing out the public duty of the town-
site company, their is not the slightest danger of such an event taking
place.
Regarding the appointing of a
resident townsite agent, we would
beg to state that it is now over
months since one was promised but
as yet he has   not   materialized.
Then the bridge!   We have again
to correct Mr. Hickling on that subject.     The   government in office
when the plans were forwarded did
fjnot promise to take over the sub-
jjstructure of the bridge  when com-
jlpleted, but did promise to take over
f the bridge.     As soon as the bridge
1 is completed the Star will be the
the government conttact. But we
would remind the Townsite Co. of
a statement made by its manager at
a public meeting as far back as the
month of March ; "That the Town-
site Co. would complete the bridge
without any assistance from the
citizens of Princeton." The statement that the Townsite Co. has
spent $35,000 in the district during
the last 21-2 years would lead an
outsider to believe that this sum
had been expended on the development of the town. The Vermilion
Forks Mining and Development Co.
may have spent $35,000 on their
various mining properties, but as a
Townsite Co. the^amount spent in
improving the town isv decidedly
small.
Certainly we give the company
all the credit it deserves, for the
ready and generous manner it has
shown in subscribing to public entertainments, but, has not every
citizen of Princeton done the same,
and in many instances with greater
generosity in proportion to their interest. The complaint made by the
citizens of Princeton is that the
Townsite Co. are lacking in properly
representing the town, in the town,
that improvements which come
within the province of the company
have not been made, and that promises which have been made have
not been kept. The opinion expressed by the Star is simply that
of every citizen in Princeton and
also of the greater proportion of outsiders who have visited the town
during the past 1 year. A great*
number of the visitors were men
who had watched the development
of other western towns and whose
opinion must certainly have some
weight. Such unanimity must
have some foundation and we are
still sure that by showing more enterprise in improving the townsite
property and pushing to completion
the bridge across the Similkameen
river, the owners of the townsite ofj
Princeton would only be acting well
within their public duty to the investors in their property.
THE LABOK GAZETTE.
The first number of the Labour
Gazette, the official publication of]
the Dominion Government Department of Labour has reached this
office. The Gazette is published i:
magazine form and contains a quantity of useful information, the most
interesting article being a review of |
Fair Wages on Public Work, which
contains a list of all the late contracts let by the government and
shows the scale of wages paid
each. The Labour Gazette will be
published monthly and can be procured for three cents per copy or
twenty cents per year. Subscriptions should be sent to the Account-
first to advocate the fulfillment ofj ant, Department of Labour, Ottawa.
Note and Comment
Contentment is a good thing until it reaches the point where it sits
in the shade and lets the weeds
grow. 	
Princeton should be represented
by having an active member on the
committee of The Good Roads Association.   .
The introduction of the labour
candidate in Yale-Cariboo-Koote-
nay for the Dominion election is
causing quite a little stir in both
parties. The Rossland Record
(conservative) claims that it will
affect the votes cast for their candidate, while the Nelson Tribune
states that the Liberals of Nelson
wers sad-eyed over the nomination
and that it would effect the Liberal
vote.
The New Denver Ledge has 1 ved
through seven long years of prosperity and adversity in the Slocan
and its worthy editor is still grinding out golden truth for the benefit
of the world at large. Success to
you "Rrrtfriw T-flwprv and may your
eighth year be happy and prosper-
I ous. 	
J^HPrinceton polled eighty votes/at
the last provincial election, yelr\he
dominion candidates are practically
unknown here, and so far the fight
has not started in the district. We
do not mind giving the candidates
a straight tip on the Q. T. Whoever turns up first is liable to poll
the largest vote.
HN^ey. George Murray of Nicola
J Lake has been appointed to the
possition of Government Agent and
Deputy'mining'recorder. Mr. Murray is well known and respected by i
the whole community and should
make a competent official, as he is
thoroughly conversant with the
district he represents.
nother Boundary editor for-
the comforts of a bachelor's
den and "pie tickets" for home
cooked grub. This time it is Bre'
Willcox of the Phoenix Pioneer,
who on the 3rd inst. was married to
Miss Elsie Crawford, a popular
young lady of the same place. The
Star wishes the new couple success
and happiness in their future, and
congratulates Bro. Willcox on his
good fortune. Who will it be next
Bre'r. Hall?
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
Presriptions ^Carefully& Compounded.
L.S.DELEPLAINE
&CO. VANCOUVER, B. C
Mining and Electric
•£ ^Machinery
Agents for
Of Every  Description, also All
Kinds of Aerial Appliances and
FRASER, CHAMBER & CO., Cbic.
and lomox, England.
E. P. ALUS CO., Ltd.
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.
Parkinson &
Fefhersionhaijgh
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
Surveys on the Similkameen Promptly
Attended to.
W. J. WATERMAN, M. E
F. Q. S. M. A, I, n. E.,
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claim*
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
and;
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C
 JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER J
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
...Prinoeton,B. C...
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
"WHO KILLED PAUL KRUGER?
The Friend, Bloomfontein.
Who killed Paul Kruger?
"I," said Buller, "with my little pulle:
—I killed Paul Kruger.
she will owe no gratitude, simply because
the former degrades her by paying for
her favours, wheraas the letter enables
her to regain her independence and to
herself in her own estimation.
"Wh
vhi:
, "I," said White, "with my searchlight.
—I saw him die."
Who caught his blood.
"I," said French, "in my little trench-
I caught his blood."
Who w
"I," said Jol
11 the bell.'
If I can pull-
Who will dig the grave?
"I," said Baden-Powell, "with my litt
I will dig his grave."
Who will sing the hymn ?
"I," said Methuen, "for I know a tune-
I will sing the hymn."
Who will be chief mourner ?
"I," said Steyn, "for it gives me pain—
I will be chief n
i
Chorus—
The Boers in state fell
Weeping one and all,
When they  heard of the death
Of poor Oom Paul.
MISCELLANEOUS JOTTINGS.
A young man named Barber led Miss
Shaver to the alter the other day
southern village.     We presume all the
ttle shavers" will be Barbers, remarks
H   Willie (to his father, who wants to go
to the club after supper)—"Papa, if you.
will help me with my arithmetic I'll tell
Hon something!"     Father—"H'm,  an
Bhatisityou will tell me?"  J'Willie-
/ I'll tell you where   mamma hid your
"Isn't it wonderful how a man's 'mem-
pry is stimulated as he sinks for the third
time in drowning?"      "Wonderful
deed ! I was just reading a well-attested
; case of a politician who upon sinking
that     way    actually    remembered
pledges he had made to his constitui
.  before election.
HKa woman will often hate a man who
^lavishes money upon her and will love
iflie first man who comes along to whom
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
s for Mining Men and Pr
pectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
JOB RICHARDS.
Prospectosr
....STOP!
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
IL.S.DELEPLAINEI
I & CO.,  VANCOUVER, B. C.
AGENTS FOR LAFLIN & RAND
WDER AND MINE EXPLOSIVES. I
THE ONLY   EXPLOSIVE FOR
LAND CLEARING
f ATLAS DYNAMITE OR GELETINE WILL DO 4 i
I Times the work of ANY OTHER EXPLOSIVE, j
ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED.
I Write For Catalogue and Further Information to
108 Holland Elock, Vancouver, B.C j
Hotel Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
*& <& HOTEL t* *&
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.
Riveted Steel Pipe.
make a specialty of all kinds of
furnisher"—.---•—- '•■
.   Special
heerfully.   HYDRAULIC GIANTS also one of 01
ARMSTRONG & MORRISON,
The James Robertson Co. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Manufacturers of lead Pipe, Shot, Traps, White
 LEAD  PAINTS,   Etc	
Jobbers in Wrought, Cast or Steel Pipe   and Fittings, Metals and Steam
Fittings.   Write for Quotations.
TIfE JAMES ROBERTSON CO., LTD,
Princeton Meat Market \
WARDLE  & THOMAS S
Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended   to |
and delivered. s
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.
|||||j|ft Respectfully,
Office.-43 Columbia Ave. S. A. HARTMAN.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
Town  Tattle.
"The weeds appear tot
inch for
I*
t t t
Messrs. Rennie & Bell expect to build
a new store on Bridge street shortly,
their present quarters in the Star building being too small to carry the large
stock their increasing trade requires them
to handle.
Miss Bertha Bell Richter has the dis-
the
'the
**
the,iun-
: Edglish
t t t
Bow, the Chinese chef of the,
neastonished one of the Englii
experts who visited the camp recently.
The expert ranks high in the Masonic
world but to his astonishment Jim could
rank him to the highest notch and still
return the high signs.
WHO WAS IT ?
One of Our Rancher's, Or Could It be
A Princeton pioneer was
pipe on the doorstep as I c
smoking his
le along the
, and when I had borrowed a
light and taken a look around I said to
"You don't seem to be hustling very
much on this claim?"
"No, can't say I am," he replied.
"Why don't you fix the  roof of your
"Goin' to some day."
"That chimney ought to be rebuilt."
"I'm conside.in' to do it."
"I should be afraid that stable would
fall down and kill the mule."
"I'll have to prop it."
is powerful around here."
placid and good.natured
ventured furthea and said:
me that with ambition
that I
is, and
letbin'
<G.L. ALLAN 1
Boots and
.* shoes ^
I VANCOUVER, B.C.
£    Try Our Own Mining Boot
L It is just right.
'   I
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C
G. flurdoch
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
Hphey are the Purest
J^ certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo. E.Tucketts son Co.
HAMILTON, ONT.
New General
Store
We carry a well assorted stock of Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, Blankets, Boots and Shoes, Stationery, Tinware, etc.
We sell none but the Purest and Best
GROCERIES
•  Try Our "HONDI CEYLON" and RAM LAL'S
 , Indian   Teas	
Just Received
Another Consignment of Boots  and Shoes, Shirts and Underwear.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
Bridge
Resume & Boil
PRINCETON LUfiBER,
SHINGLE and PLANING MILLS
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
mil and Office
Bridge Street,
PRINCETON. B. C.
^IMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING QO.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. JTanager.
I t~\C\T\m\TP2k V t*me cost l^e *east money *s what
most people look for but seldom
obtain.
 FOR GOOD HONEST VALTJE IN—
! BOOTS ** AND # SHOES
i
That will Wear and Last a visit  to  the  Prospectors Supply Store should be made.     We have a la
assortment with Prices that are bound to-jph
. E. THOMAS, Prop.
Prospectors Supp%J5tore
HESSST"
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
^ Afi^lWlM^^^ 4f
1
KEREMEOS!
The Centre of the Similkameen District.
A Mining and Agricultural Centre. . . .
...LOTS NOW ON THE MARKET...
BUSINESS STREET
THIRD AVE., 100 Feet Wide, Lots 30x120:
CORNER LOTS $150; Inside Lots $100.
/rY"nLJt7D CTIDCCT'C corner lots $100.00.
\J 1 rlllrv D 1 JXJCiC 1 D   INSIDE LOTS $75.00.
TERMS:   1-3 Cash, Balance in Three and Six Months.
I BEALEY INVESTMENT & TRUST CO.
For Further Information Apply to:
R. H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
SjjUtjE. BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos.
LIMITED.
Gonor.i Agont. Greenwood, B. C.
Looa, Agents: Jfo ppf|)Ce(0n [>Cj)| ft|j||e> MlHllKI M XSU^  OfflCC
FROM THE RECORDS.
MINING LOCATIONS.
jHE>STON—Harry J. Earnshaw,  Nicola—
f$  F. G. Paige; Two and one-half miles
1'     east of Minnie lake on Wasley creek.
I Colorado—Etnil F. Voigt; on Copper
I,   mountain.
^BrowCY GiBS^r—John  Crowley and A.
M- Stuasftv on Copper mountain.
^■sjncouver—Perley Russell; on Friday
;iMM.ochard—Fred Gunter and  Alex.
;j«IcKenzie;  on One Mile creek.
''JjliNCETON—Chris.     Burkstead,     Fred
.'VBSEunterand Alex. McKenzie;  One Mile
Ifflreek.
UHlden Gate—Chris. Burkstead; One
^•$||tlile creek.
pIces Peak, Moonlight, Morning—
Jphris.   Burkstead, John   Burns;   near
j^Bvong Lake on One Mile creek.
^rthern   Light—Chris.    Burkstead,
|^Jiear Long Lake on One Mile creek.
ASSESSMENTS,
able Fraction—E. E. Burr.
Sunrise—E- E- Burr et al.
tfilo Fraction—E. E. Burr et al.
vJJTacoina—George Beaver.
P'JBluebird—
SJjMothchild—Angus Lamont.
■fwinie Eagle—H. S. Brown.
! Mflaho—H. S. Brown.
', i^iMxon Fraction—J. Harry Jackson.
TRANSFERS.
IBBaho—Roche River; J.   B. Wood to
Jeff Davis.
It would be in order for the mining re-
corder to post official notice of public
holidays, both in the Star and on his
office door, when they occur. Good Fri-
dagjand Easter Monday are not in every
miner's calender, and a number of the
boys might be saved useless trips to town
ivhen he is absent.
I Want
Your
you
Watch   money on y°ur
YV CllV^lI REPAIRING
Repairing
A full line of Watches   and
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
[   <*<_Kamloops, B. C
KEREMEOS
LIVERY
...STABLE.
W. HINE & CO., Props.
First-Class Saddle and Pack Horses.
Feed and Livery Stables.
Stage Line to Fairview.
We take the Best of
Care of Transient
Trade.
Bring your horses to
Us.     We   guarantee
 i... prompt attention.
...Branch at Fairview...
Prospectors
....STOP!
If you want to Outfit cheaply
and quickly, do so at the	
...KEREMEOS STORE.,
WM. HINE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies of Every
DESCRIPTION KEPT IN STOCK.
JOHN LOVE £ CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
F.URVIEW and CAMP McKINNEY.
Presriptioas ^eCarefully^ Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
MOTEL
KEBiMEOS..
JONH NEIL,
Proprietor.
Stables in Connection.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley. jf>
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
w
We Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors.
WM. GUTTRIDGE
PROSPECTOR
and GUIDE....
Has a thorough knowledge of the entire
Similkameen Country.      .>'^|^
Address Princeton, B.C.
L
 THB SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
THE VERMILION FORMS MINING
AND DEVELOPMENT CO., Ltd.
* OWNERS OF .*
The TOWNSITE of
PRINCETON
HMMM]
MMM. M.
...Lots for Sale...
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers* The business centre for the
following mining camps:- Copper Mt, Kennedy Mt, Friday, Boulder, Granite and 20 Mile Creeks, Summit,
Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove*
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from.
Splendid Climate Pure waler I
Government Headquarters for
&   Similkameen District.   <&
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS FROM
$2.00 TO  $10.00  PER FRONT FOOT.
SIZE OF LOTS 50x100 FEET AND 33=100 FEET.
Prices Will be Advanced 1st May.
Send tor map to
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager V. F. M. & D. Co,
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