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$2.00 Per Year.
The   Shaft   Now   Down to  170
'MmM    Feet.
The Development of the Richest Cop-
"     per Mine in British Columbia-
Reports on Other Properties.
"The shaft is now 170 feet deep, all in
x>re," is the latest report from Princeton's
famous mine. There is now over 2000
tons of ore on the dump, every pound of
whk:h is shipping ore.
R. A. or "Sunset," Brown has proved
Conclusively to the mining fraternity
, that his confidence in the wonderful pos-
1 nihilities of his property was not mis-
jSClaced. He has, by the hardest kind of
J^U.'tling, kejJ&iis'property working
~L&Cf3i§ti£ikimtet would   h.ive disc
mm n i
!  property is equipped  with a po^
steatn hoist, capable of working the
I*    "'||ine & * depth 01 500 feet.    At  the
Jot level, the lfcdge has been crossci
f    l. jet, and was stfl|^u ore.    Supt.  Lough-
2.   ,lh^«| expects to rSaSR'the 200 foot 1<
L.  by May 1st, when crosscutting and drift-
lachinrflH11 be startecl to Pr°ve the g
ed thatj?6 ^od?-   Q^^lthe strongest argu-
s amont^ that can be used in ProvinS
"' 3j 0pHc the wealth of the mine, is the fact
ti    .':^S the 230 feet.of work  done
$ ■ ?iBty, every foot of it was in ]
Ti. >^|is no mine in  British Columbia
■CiMjX^at the same stage-of developmi
lvf .«uld   show   anything   like   the   sa
j J amount of shipping ore on the dump.
U      With a very little cutting a high grade
\\ copper ore, averaging about ic
L copper, and from $3.00 to $5.00 in  gold
LJ and silver can be obtained.
ief The Lost Horse.
g i, This property is improving very rapidly
^JBSlepth. The shaft is now down 40
|eet, the bottom of it being in solid
toongly impregnated  with  fine  copper
jfjp The Azurite Group.
I.' On the east slope of Copper mountain,'
the McRae boys have one of the besl
showings in the camp. They have beer
working steadily all winter on the Azurid
£fod Canadian Belle claims, and have
been successful in uncovering some very
fine ore.    The surface capping on  thesa
I Maims is a heaver magnetic iron, with a
ttrong copper stain.
/)'N\\yiHidden Mystery Group.
'?oiningthe{    Jite Group, the Mor-
^yndicate of "Rossland, have a very
1     jhowing.     Development work
'     TV las; week on the Hidden Mystery
f        1 and tha management expect to
New Survey—Grading of the Principal Streets.
Princeton will improve very rapidly
during the month of April. The Town-
site Co., under Mr. W. J. Waterman's
management, have risen to the situation
and elaborate plans for the improvement
of Princeton is the result. First in
portance comes the new bridge ac
the Similkameen river, giving a short
route to Copper mountain.
When the delegates' from Princeton
to interview the government left Victoria
early in February, they did so with the
assurance that a sum of $5000 would be
put on the estimates for the construction
of a bridgeacross_the Similkaiaeen r
The Hon. mTTfTc. Cotton's letter tc
citizen's representatives"on the matter
read as follows:
1. The government will permit the
citizens of Princeton to repair the bridge
across the Tulameen river, and will place
in the estimates a sum sufficient to build
a new bridge across the Similkaineei
"fiver, giving jC^nriecU^i^wwb^Goppe'
2. Plans will be forwarded to Mr. W,
J. Waterman as soon as ^possible so that
the townsite company and
be able to complete th&:
the bridge before high water.
S 3. The government will place 1
of money in the estimates for the
pletion of the Princeton and K _
wagon road, and will commence work
Unfortunatelyyfor the  carrying  out
these plans th^governtnent was_defeated
before-^the estimates could be brought
down and passed.
The Townsite Co., on the matter being
itrongly represented to Mr. W. T. Waterman, saw the necessity of the bridge be-
built right away and have already commenced work. A contract has been let
to Mr. J. Bud for the delivery of 60 piles
on the~*rrve1F bank, and other arrangements for pushing construction are being
rapidly completed.
New Townsite Survey,    f
Mr. R. H. Parkinson, P. L. S., and his
assistant Mr. Hine, rode in from Fair-
view last night, and will at once proceed
with the surveying of that portion of the
lying west of Vermiljon avenue.
residence looation, in which a number of
lots have already been sold. It is Mr.
Waterman's intentionNto have the surveyors establish grades on the principal
streets, and avenues, also to have Bridge
street graded from the Tulameen bridge
the Similkameen bridge.
These improvements are very necessary for the welfare of Princeton, and its
citizens are to be congratulated on the
fact that the owners of the townsite are
making an efFott to firmly establish the
future ofthefirstcityin the Similkameen.
Possible Change in the C. P. R.
Railroad Surveyors thick as Prospectors—Late General News of the
The C. P. R. surveyors are hard at
work completing the surveys for the final
link of the Coulmbia & Western '"
There is a great deal of conjecture at the
present time, as to the route that will
finally be decided on. It is ?ust possible
that the line located by Mr. Young's
party, via One Mile creek to AspeaGrxwe,
will be discarded and orders will be
issued to find another route via the Tul;
meen and Otter_ Valley. The line vi
^w-.ftljfc shows yrc-.tM- engineerin
difficulties than was first thought of, and
it is certain that if a feasable route can be
found by Otter valley that the C. P. R.
will find it advisable to adopt it, owing
to the greater amount of business they
would derive from the rich mineral and
agricultural district such a line would
traverse. On the western section of the
line running fr.gPj# Aspen Grove
Spences BridgefMr/Armstrong's party
finding some difficulty in locating 1
available grade from the Summit down
to the Nicola river. They have already
located a line via Tuilchena and are
busy trying to find a suitable grade
more direct route via Coultees. It is to
be hoped that as soon as the surveys are
complete that no time will be lost in
starting actual construction, as transportation facilities are now the one thing
necessary for the future of the Similkameen country.
Railroad communication we must have
and quickly. Let it be Canadian Pacific,
Great Northern, Government of some
other private company, the first line to
tap this section will reap a rich harvest
and will receive the support of the entwe
Rumour has it that Jim Hill has an eye-
on this district ancfintends reaching the
Pactftc~*C6ast' by a short time via the
Okanogan and Similkameen rivers. One
thing is certain however, survey parties
have been in the field during the past
year surveying a line from the boundary
line up the Similkameen river, and it is
just possible that this district will be in
the same position as the Rossland and
Kootenay sections, where it took American enterprise to first realize the importance, of giving these rich mineral belts
adequate railway communication.
Subscribe jfor the Similkameen Star.
Gen. Joubert is reported   dead once
~A"number of minor successes of British Arms are reported from the front.
Alderman James McQueen is said to
have accepted the rx>siti$rryof' President
of the Council in the Martin cabinet.
The appointment of George Washington Beebe of Agassiz, as Provincial £ec-
retbry is the latest addition to the Martin cabinet.
A Provincial Convention of the Liberal
party will be held in the. O'Brien Hall,
Vancouver, on Thursday, April 5th, at
3 o'clock in the afternoon. It is expected that a large number of delegates from
all parts of the province will attend.
.. XJPred^Hume, ex-Minister of Mines, is
back to Victoria from Nelson. He states
that he will be a candidate for the. Nelson
riding at the approaching election as a
Cottonite Candida, e.-.-i'SiEHSHs!
The 'Phones for the telephone line between Kamloops and Nicola will be installed next week.
Frank Lambert returned from his trip
to the  coast this week.      He   intends  \
starting   work' on   his claims on Mill
F. J. Deane, Ex-M. P. P. for North
Yale is expected in town today. He will
probably address a meeting of the electors while here.
Henry H. Schmidt, the owner of the
famous Big Sue claim at Aspen Grove is
in town. Mr. Schmidt has one '"of the
finest copper showins in the country and
will develop it on a large scale this sum-
Nicola Mining Notes.
Mr. J. W. Broomhead has formed a
syndicate to develop the Mountain View
and Aberdeen properties on Ten Mile
creek. Mr. Broomhead has evidently
got the right, idea pf testing the value of
property. He has made arrangements to
arrangements to make a shipment^o^tvvoTy
carloads of ore to the Trail smelter at a
cost of probably $50.00 ton for transportation and treatment. By doing so, however, he will be able to obtain a thorough knowledge of the values of the ore.
The Aberdeen Group is situated four
miles south of Mammoth'Lake. The ore
will be shipped by pack train over 3
miles of trail to the Savonas road, theace	
hauled 39 miles by wagov, road to <
Canadian Pacific at Savonas. \ ThX
perties will be developed undar the\
intendence of Mr. Fleetwood Wells,
will have a force of men at wo/
April 1st: jfw^raiw
prWceton as it is
A Short History of the Metropolis
of Similkameen Valley.
The Different Roads by Which Prince
ton is Beached.—Progress Made
Since Its Location.
Princeton, although practically
town, is one of the oldest locations
province of British Columbia.
Mr. J. F. Allison, the pioneer settler of
1 the Similkameen valley, included it in
I his pre-emption as far back as early in
■ the sixties, but afterwards abandoned the
320 acres, which is now the townsite of
Princeton, in favor of his son-in-law, Mr.
S. D. Sands. The first survey of the land
for townsite purposes was made by Mr.
Sands in 1895, when a few lots were laid
off and spl<J.
In the spring of 1898 the townsite was
purchased by the present owners, the
'^Vermilion Forks Mining & Development
Co., who in the fall of 1898, and spring of
1899, had the townsite as it now stands,
surveyed and lots put on the market.
(The first general store in Princeton was.
established in 1885 at the time of the!
Granite Creek placer excitement, and the!
same log building in which the business]
of that time was conducted, after passings
through various hands, was taken over by
Messrs. Cook & Co., of Granite Creek, in
1893, and is still occupied by them.
Early in the spring of '95 Princeton
first began to show its important position
in the history of the Similkameen. A
I bridge was built across the Tulameen
'(river by the government, Mr. Jas. Wallace of Granite Creek built a commodious
hotel I Mr. C. E. Thomas started business
as a general merchant, and a few other
buildings being erected at that time, formed the nucleus of what in time will be
one of the most important cities in
Southern British Columbia.
fsluSS.?' Today Princeton Has
Four general stores, two good sized
hotels, two butcher shops, two livery
stables, two blacksmith shops, assay
office, restaurant, two laundries, government offices, job printing and newspaper
office,'doctors, lawyers, mining and real
estate and surveyors offices. There are
also a number of other buildings arranged
for, and as there arethree saw^jnjjls in
close proximity to town there is an ample
supply of lumber and building material.
Princeton's Location
The town has an ideal location. Beautifully situated at the forks of the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers, it holds
the key to the different mining camps
which are tributary to both streams.
Starting from Princeton up the Similkameen river on the left bank, about 8 miles
from town Copper Mountain is reached,
which the wonderful development of the
Sunset mine has made famous.   Directly
..opposite on the right bank of the
is Kennedy- mountain, where some of the
richest prospects in the district are located. Still further on comes the Friday
creek and Roche Creek properties, and
.-although those sections of the district
hardly b Jen touched by the pros-
Isome wonderfully rich showings
Jowing the Tulameen   river from
>pn, location stakes meet the eye
jere   along   the  road as far a
;e creek, 12 miles distant.   Furthi
on comes the Boulder and Kelly creek
camps, both of which are rapidly gaining
distinction for high grade showings.
Summit camp, probably the richest sil
ver lead camp in the province, is also
reached by the Tulameen route. The
development of the properties in this
camp, has been greatly retarded by the
want of the necessary trails, roads and
bridges to reach it.
Leaving Princeton in a northerly direction and following One Mile or Graveyard creek put to the Aspen Grove camp,
we find the Big Sue and Cincinnati claims
are rapidly bringing this section into
prominence by careful  development.
The 20 Mile camp lies half way between Princeton and Keremeos. As a
gold producer it will take the lead of all
other mining sections of the province,
the principal mine, the Nickel Plate,
having already proved the existence of
exceptionally high grade ore.
Boads to Princeton
Coming from Boundary or the Koote-
nays the shortest route to Princeton is
stage from Greenwood to Keremeos via
Camp McKinney and Fairview, thence
by saddle horse over a first class trail,
|which will shortly be converted into a
wagon road, to Princeton. Distances
Greenwood to Keremeos 80 miles,
Keremeos to Princeton 45 miles.
The alternate route, if an all stage
route is preferred, is by taking the Canadian Pacific R. R. to Spences Bridge,
timing the journey to arrive there on
Wednesdays train. Stage leaves Spences
Bridge at 6 a. m. Thursday morning,
arriving in Princeton at noon on Satur-
'doy. Good stopping places are to be
•found every few miles along either road
travellers can find every accommodation, and depend on both themselves and
their horses being well cared for. Leaving Vancouver or Victoria, the Spences
bridge route is the-only available one-afr
present; in the summer months, how-
very much shorter trip can be
made from Hope on the C. P. R., over
the trail, the distance from Hope to
Princeton being only 65 miles as compared with 120 miles from Spences
Business Openings in Princeton.
There is good business in sight at the
present time for a barber—sbep, cigar
store, fruit and candy store, hardware
, sash and door factory, while in the
future any kind of ^business enterprise will find a profitable field in the
city of Princeton. "V-j
F Yale District.
for the year 1900.   All the above-named taxes
:ctible within the Similkameen Division of
_! District are payable at my office, Princeton.
(Assessed taxes are collectible at the following
I If paid on or before June 30th, 1900:
I Three-fifths of one per cent, on real property.
1   Two and one half per cant, on assessed value of
Wild land.
Hotel Driard
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros-
An Ideal Summer Resort.
Only th«
le Bar.
sand dollars,
; when such
he-half of one pt	
If paid on or after 1st Juiy, 1900.
Four-fifths of one per cent, on real property.
Three-fourths of one per   cent, on  person;
Three per cent on assessed value of wild land.
On so much of '    "
ceeds one thousa
' :,;   Upon such
e following
ty theusand dollars, one and
r :ent.; when such excess is ove
and dollars, one and three-quart
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloops
rery Friday at 6 a. m.
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.
TThey are the Purest
J^ certainly the
Oest in the market.
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Princeton Branch       Cm Summers,
The Largest and Best Stock of
General Merchandise in the Similkameen.
Agent For The
Sherwin William's Co.,
 There are none better.  ,
Mining Supplies a Specialty
A Complete Line of Hardware
Builders' Supplies and Tools of
Every Description.
Just Arrived    \,
A Carload of Nails-.r
Mining ©aims
can be furnished |
on the shortest;
Parties coming
to Princeton...
having Baggage, H. 1
Ite Goods,   or   Freight   Oj.
any description
same in my care to
Spences Bridge on
the Canadian Pacific
Railway, where my
Freight teams load
regularly for
Freight of this description     I
is always given the prefer-      j
ence and will be rushed
throught to destination.
Princeton and NicoK
The CenL
A Mining a^
THIRD AVE., ioo Feet Wide, L<M
CORNER LOTS $150; Inside Lots,
CORNER LOTS $100.00.
1-3 Cash, Balance in Three and Six iWm
For Further Information Apply to:
lIpP R. H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
1   *****& BULLOCK WEBSTER, Keremeos.
General Agents   GreettWOOti,   B.
Local Agents:
The Princeton Real Estate, Mining and Assaying!
!|llla Creek camp the Keremeos
/ndicate are continuing devel-
wk with good results.     This
|i / under the able management of
f|EB|tendent McDougall, expect to in-
r Machinery shortly, as they are fully
I ted that they have' several dividend
s among the large numbers of prop-
W own'
I t issue of the Provincial Ga
vins the notice of Jos. D. Lau-
I t^intment as deputy mining re-
1 J fo'Vthe Nicola sub-division of the
1 /»'fieen mining division. This was
My J the last official act of the late
, |I %f mines, the Hon. J. F. Hume.
I I sointment will be most acceptable
~ |ctors and mining men in this
number of them are interest-
Rjkicola section, and the opening
Brers office at that point will save
■miles of. a journey to Prince-
Tffltrding purposes.
lickle Plate a Wonder.
In, an old-time; prospector of
■«eert country, was in the city
id tells an interesting story
As of the Nickel-Plate prop-
leremeos country.
*ty, which was purchased
Vine months ago by Mar-
lieen steadily developed
^^<T\ The ore is remarkably
guld\ings are so carefully
insn   V any°nefe allowed to
privS*1 Fver' was given this
tbiIEtisonrfthebig ,
wiii t dPen'       Paystreak
thrMsi? g°ld Md iS fr°m
|11    Tfdth, the ore being
of such a nature that the gold can be ex- |
tracted to a certain extent by crushing |
id washing in an ordinary gold pan.
The main body of the ore1, however, is
smelting proposition, and there is on
each side of the paystreak about ten feet
of mineral, carrying values of about $18,
which will be enough for profitable reduction with, transportation and cheap
Mr. Pierson says that there is a great
deal of development being done in that
on this winter, and predicts a rush of
prospectors in the Similkameen during
the coming season.—Grand Forks Miner.
First-Class Saddle and Pack Horses.
Feed and livery Stables.
Stage Line to Fairview.
We take the Best of
Care of Transient
Bring your horses to
Us.     We   guarantee
 prompt attention.
...Branch at Fairview...
If you want to Outfit cheaply
and quickly, do so at the	
WM. HINE, Prop.
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospscting.
Mining Supplies of Every
Presriptions^CareMIy.36 Compounded.
the f)
Bar a]
We Gate
MENT CO., lul
...Lots for Sale...
llTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simnka-|
jind Tulameen Rivers. The business centre for the]
jng mining camps:- Copper Mi, Kennedy-MkpPii-ri
joulder, Granite and 20 Mile Creeks, Summit, IJ
Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove. \
j • Us -Pwl^
Enormous Agricultural Areftvto Draw from. || |
m cimie pyre wner'1
Government Headquarters for | 1
S*   Similkameen District   j& E
|$io. per front foot.   Terms 1-3 cash, bal4
ance in 3 and 6 Months.      ||§|
^Prices Will be Advanced 1st May*       ;|§L I
JShap to y|*
ll Resident Manager V. F. & M.P.


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