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 SIMILKAM
No. 39.
Published in the Interest of Princeton and Similkameen District.
PRINCETON, B. C,  SATURDAY, DEC. 22nd, 1900.
Ideal consummated
■subset manager sells a big
i   block of shares in n. t.
Will Resume Work as Early in the
New Tear as Possible, and Push
Development Work Through the
Entire Year.
I   A letter received this week, from Grr. id
>j Forks, by   Mr. Thomas   Carefoot,
'Keremeos, who is looking after the Sunset
■fining its temporary shut-down, gives
Hgood news, which is of vast interest tc
«he people of Princeton and Coppei
Mnountai n. It states that the deal which
Bdessrs. Smith Curtis and R. A.Jtrowi
Hiave had pending wIUT eastern capitalists
■or a large block of Sunset shares, has
been consummated and that Mr. Brown
Hs on his way here from the east with
Htructions to resume work at once.
.'.'is expected here about the beginning of
I jthe new year and will loose no tin
Anaking all the necessary arrangements
wo as to start work at the very earliest
■date possible.
|j   The people of Grand Forks are highly
elated over the success of the deal.    Work
resumed on the Snnset is not only of vast
I importance to   Copper   mountain   and
■ vicinity but the interest ofthe whole dis-
I trict is dependent to a great extent on
I the success of this mine.
I    In a recent interview Mr. Brown had
j «he following to say is regard to the
I program he intended . c carry .gat as i
I as arrangements could he made :
I     "The company will  soon be in a position to keep the work   going on steadily
I and we expect to be able to show enough
ore on the dump next summer, to make
it necessary to^bmldTTsmelter.   We will
move the old machinery up the hill to
the new shaft, as it has sufficient power
^J*»»sink to a depth of 300 feet.   As sooi
as the Keremeos road  is completed wc
will ship ii
i five drill t
■ compressoi
i
plant with an eighty horse power boiler,
and the best pump money can buy. Then
we will be in a position to continue the
old shaft to the 500-foot level, from the
bottom of which cross-cuts will be run
in each direction as long as we find mm-
"The development of the properties
surrounding the Sunset is most encouraging, and if we needed a sure sign ofl
the immense width of the ore bodies on
Copper mountain we now have it demonstrated. I expect to get as many of my
old crew back to work as I possibly can.
Supt. Lougheed will be in Princeton
again by the time I return and no time
will be lost in  starting work.     Prom-|
inent mining ■experts who have visited
the property lately have been surprised
with what they have seen, the ore being
of a much higher grade than they expected to find."
Christmas Tree Entertainment.
Look out for the Qrsmd Christmas Tree
Entertainment which will be held in the
Harris-Mcintosh hall on Christmas eve.
Everybody invited to attend. Those
having families have had special in'
lions sent them, but the bachelors ai
numerous that it was thought best to give
them a general invitation. After the
Christmas Tree exercises are over a social
hop will be held.
One of tbe interesting features of the
chicken shoot this afternoon is tbe part
taken by several of Princeton's ladies,
which promises to be a very interesting
affair. Judging from the number ofl
birds to be shot for we all stand a chance
for a good pot-pie on Christmas.
Holiday Bate* by the C. P. R.
In connection with the Christmas and
New Year's holidays the Canadian Pacific Railway will put into effect the usual
local holiday rates of single fare for the
round trip. Passengers can purchase
tickets on the following dates: Decern'
ber 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, good to return January 3rd., and on December 29th,
30th, 31st and January 1st, good tc
turn on January 3rd.
Skating in Princeton.
The fine condition of/the ice on Swan
Lake the first of the week caused the enthusiasm of our young people to raise
for its excellent qualities to such an extent that they sent a special messenger out to secure more skates. The
weather began at once to cut capers with
these sporti.,.> anticipations by growing
milder and "-trnless it takes avery
sudden change a morevshallow and less
dangerous place will have to be sought.
There is some talk of forming a hockey
clnb and making a rink close to town
The idea is a good one and we hope th
originators will push it along.
SIMILKAMEEN RAIL*
WAD BOOM 01
A railroad boom has surely struck
the Similkameen.   Two more i
plication*forrharters will  appear
at Penticton running to Fish Lake
and Keremeos and thence to the
International boundary line. The 1
second one starts near Vancouver
and heads forc Chilliwack, Princeton and Grand Forks.
PRINCETON'S SCHOOL
AN  "ASSISTED"   SCHOOL TO BE
STARTED AT ONCE.
i A Meeting Called to Select Trustees
on Next Thnrsday1 at 3 o'clock
Local News  in and About  the
Camp.
i V
The following letter has been received
from the Superintendent of Education.
A meeting will be held in the Harris-Mcintosh building on Thursday, Dec. 27, at
3 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of selecting trustees, etc.
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 11, 190c
George Murdoch, Esq., Princeton,
Dear   Sir:—I am directed   to
form you that an "assisted"  school  will
be granted to the residents of Princeton.
I am further directed to ask you to <
a meeting of the  parents and others
terested to select three persons to act
temporary   trustees.     These, when appointed, should immediately choose one
of their number to act as secretHfy"oTth<
board, "and he must communicate witl
this department, giving the names of th<
trustees, and stating what arrangements
have been made for the opening of the
school.
.^JSy an "assisted" school is meant that
the government  pays the   salary of the
teacher and makes a small grant for
cidental expenses, parents and others
terested supply a suitable school-roc
furnishing the same   and   meeting all
other expenses connected with the
tenance of the school.
As soon as preparations are completed
authority will be given for the opening
of a school at Princeton.
I shall be much obliged if y<
read this paper at the meeting
the definition of an "assisted"
may be clearly understood, and
same time call special attention
fact that the building and furnishing
thereoi" jjiust be supplied and paid for by
the patrons'tj^the school.
I desire to adcTNibrf-iPtire-a&epdance al
Princeton increases to that point1ASfien
the residents are entitled to a regularly
organized_j£hool district such district
willbe gazettedancTproviSron—made for
the building of'a government school-
house. Yours truly,
Alexander Robinson,
Supt. of Education.
u will
so that
school
Frank Lambert\is painting and redecorating the Drtard Hotel, at Nicola
Lake.
The roads are tyery bad in the Nicola
section. Sectioris of the road are soft
others are frozen \id^* '\d with snow.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE
Thos. Carefoot, of the Sunset mine, is
spending a few days in town.
Dr. McPhail and his brother were registered at the Hotel Princeton Wednes-
Capt. Walter Holmes, of' Granite
Creek, visited the hub of the Simil-'
kameen this week.
\lt is expected that a school teacher will
be supplied for Keremeos so that school
can be commencejl'oy the 7th of January.
Ernest Woodward and his sister
came in from Lower Nicola, Thursday,
to enjoy the holidays with friends in
Princeton.
Thos. McAlpine, who is associated
with the Allison Milling Company, expects to leave Sunday fijr Greenwood on
a business trip.
Mr. James Hislop returned during the
middle ofthe week from surveying Jack
BudeKe ranche a few miles from town,
Robt. Stevenson iwent to Keremeos
early in the week^rn connection with his
cc«l__prgperty.,^He will visit Victoria
before returning to Princeton.
Chas. Richter and Luke Gibson returned the first of the week from the
Ashnola country where they have been
bunting big-horn. * They succeeded in-
securing one apiece.
Invitations have been given out for a
New Year's masquerade ball at Mrs. Allisons. This promises to be one of the
events of the season and is being awaited
with impatient expectancy.
The Star has been instructed to say
that all those desiring to put presents on
the Christmas tree for friends and relative are requested to bring them to tbe
Harris-Mcintosh building after 1 o'clock
on Monday.
J. Charles Mcintosh, our local legal
genius and James Anderson, of the Star,
left on Wednesday for Vancouver and
Victoria, where they will take in the
holiday festivities, Mr. Anderson returning in time to take in the Bachelor's ball
at Nicola Lake.
Wm. Murry, who has been  holding a
position with Hine & Co., of Keremeos,
for several months past, arrived in town
yesterday enroute for Nicola Lake, where
he expects to spend the   holidays with
his parents and to attend the bachelors'
ball to be given at that place. >^^ ^
*-rr^ff"fiC££a^and   C£asTRevely have-
been busy for •sevefiS^days past in^ remodeling the interior of A. E. Howse's
store.   A marked improvement .has been
made in the several   departments.and es-  j
pecially in the office which  has 1 craved <T
several coats of paint and vanrish;
Mi-jChas. Law,  of Vancouver will ar-
re in Princeton early-rtextweek accompanied by a prominent coal expertfrom
Great Falls, Montana. The/gentlemen
will visit ey^rji^gljboeaacmda^the district. An important move is looked for
shortly regarding the coal interests in
this section.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
CHRISTMAS
jpjpj- CUSTOMS
ijjand flowers, as a present to his landlord.    The offering is expressive of
V0EASANTS of
T_ Montenegro
mtainsof|
 _______      peculiar
Christmas eve custom, After the
Yule log has been lighted the head
of the house and the son who acts
as the shepherd of the sheep flock
go to the stables with candles and
light up each corner of the interior
alternately. Then they return to
the door, and as each holds his.
candle high the animals.are driven
in que by one. Tne household
wife then sprinkles a little ^wine
over .the oldest female of each of |
the different speeies~"6f live stock
and, having done this, kisses the
animal on the head. This is a
unique Christmas practice, and antiquarians have been able to find
.ble
i kissin
; whe
aony over, the
family "cluck" ljke_a hen and
"cheeps" like a chicken. This is
said certainly to insure a plentiful
increase of tbe fowls during the
It should have been said that before the fire is lighted the iron
shovel and the poker art- hidden
away.' The Christiana-fire must
only be stirred with a piece of wood.
As soon aS a piece falls 1rom the
the end of the burning Yule log
one ofthe sons of the family picks
the bit .upou-fais-teeth and   at the
Wives whose husbands smoke
are again reminded in view of the
approach of Christmas that the man!
wba-sniokes intelligently would
rather smoke one'cigar costing 25
cents than a hundred costing 50
cents.    We sound this note of warn
ing r
tpe
.jc^v'Heads, bodies and legs," is a
most amusing drawing game. The
first player draws a head at the top
of his slip of paper, folds it down
and the next player adds the body
without having seen the head. The
third player adds the legs, and the
effect of the whole figure when
opened out is very quaint, recalling
the Egyptain hieroglyphics. She
who commenced life as a serious
woman has the body of a bird and
the legs of a ballet dancer, while
the soldier's head, with a helmet,
ends in a bluecoat boy's coat and a
lady's skirt.
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C.
G. flurdoch
the family.    A
the hearth, and a
where it was co<
member of the fai
foot on  the plao
Duts his bare
I jjs_Jthus inured against—blister-e4:  feet during
the
,'ear
IK
H
When writing of Saxon Christmas legends and odd Christmas
ceremonials one writes in the past
almost wholly. In the Black
mountain region the old time customs are thecustoms of>tpday, and
time seems to have been unable to
change their infinite variety.
JP .
Christ was born in 4 B. C.
Christmas  means Christ's  mass.
The Greek church celebrates
Christmas on Dec. 25, old style,
which is Jan.'6, new style.
The Armenian church celebrates
Christmas on Jan 16.
Christmas island was   discovered
**b^i«RQteii».Cook on Christmas day
77" il**ki^
IPRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
C.B.HARRIS
Assayer
and
Chemist,
Accurate results Guaranteed. Re
Lports wil1 be returned on stage bringing'samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
frail the
stStes and territorie
r is   observed as
legal holiday^
The customs of giving Christmas
gifts on  Christmas  day  is general
among all christian nations.
I    In the Philippines Christmas day
lis celebrated by mass in the morning
. land a cock fight  in  the afternoon,
^both services  being well attended.
%
In the Greek  island of Chios on
Christmas   day   a   tennant farmer
takes a pole,   decorated with fruit
DIFFERENT WAYS
%TO SAVE MONEY
Blanket Sale
Great Slaughter
in Prices
For Two Weeks
Only.
CHRISTMAS
NOVELTIES
. TOYS AND
GIFTS OF
EVERY DE-
MAKE YOURSE-
lections Early and Save
Yourself from Disappointment.    _n>   ^   ^   CS   N'
NEW
HARE^TARE
STORE.
Our Hardware and
Paint Department
is  now   Open   for
NEW STOCK AT
LOWEST PRICES
Special Line
of Ladies
Winter and Spring
Coats.
Stores PRINCETON 1    F   H||M/CF!
mm NICOLA LAKE, B. C. /__•   L« IIV If <5L
» PP+AP+P+**V*9 I
Princeton Meat Market
\ WARDLE & THOMAS
Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended   to
and delivered.
iOtHMJ'^^VW^*
S. A. HARTMAN,
Mines and
Mining . . .
ROSSLAMO   B.C."jan.'4l 1900!
We have first class/ connections and can find the necessary
capita 1 to work a«3 'develop meritorious copper proposition in
the Similkafflieen country. If you have a good claim with a
fine showing we will find you a buyer. We cordially invite
yprw-'eorrespondence.
Respectfully,
Office: 43 Columbia Ave. S. A. HARTMAN.
'TRIM'
ORE CAR
99    ftlfllT
AUTOMATIC
We are the Sole Manufacturers for Canada
ofthe "TRUAX" which is the best Ore Car
in the World.
le of twelve degrees.
-iaixy dumped, we
:r dump than the or
P. O. BOX 51.   TEL. 250-
VANCOUVER, #. C.
ARilSTRONQ & MORRISON,
IRON AND STEEL WORKS.
■
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
B. C. Mining Becord Supplement.
The Christmas number of the B.
C. Mining Record has reached this
office and is certainly the most creditable  issue  of the kind yet  published in  the province.    The arti-
L cles on  "History and  Progress of
I Mining in  B.  C," "the "Growing
I Time" in lode mining and the short
| sketches of "Towns and Cities of
I B. C," are well  worth the careful
I perusal of every one interested in
I the progression of   the province.
I Then tv»»p is arj  pxrHlpnt  histori-
I cal  sketch  of the Governors   and
[ Lieut. Governors of B. C, by~R. E.
I Gosnell,  a clever cynical   mining
I story By David Bogle, an  extreme-
I ly gruesome one by  Clive Phillips-
I Wooley and a cleverly written ar-
I tide in support of the Metric Sys-
I tem by Sir Henri Joly de Lotbiniere,
I the present Lieut.  Governor of the
Most of the work is done by
I local authors and the excellent cuts
I which profusely illustrate the letter-
I press are the  work  of local artists.
■ The B. C. Mining Record is the one
■ purely mining magazine published
lin the province, which has stood
■Jthe test of time and as such deserves
■the support of every one  interested
in the mining development of the
country. Its Christmas supple-
Rfaent is a most readable one and
can be procured for the reasonable
1 rice of twenty-five cents.
■Vancouver Mayorality Possibilities.
H Tom Dunn, one  of Vancouver's
: best known and most popular citi-
aens, is slated for the mayorality
• contest in the coming campaign.
CThe Province makes the following
; announcement:
■  "Now that theDominion election
is a thing  of history  the though
-Cbf the citizens  are turning towards
the municipal campaign and already
.many names are menteoned of gen-
■'iilemen who are likely to stand for
domination on the aldermanic ticket
for next year's council.
m There has been a great deal of
■speculation as to the probable can-
■didates tor the chief magisterial
■chair.    The name  of Mr. Thomas
Dunn has been freely mentioned in
gffihis regard and as a result of an interview with that  gentleman today
it may be definitely announced that
he will stand for election provided
Mhere is sufficient indication to him
ffihat the citizens desire him to do so.
I There is no doubt but that if a
Requisition to this effect were placed
in circulation it would be largely
Signed by the electors who are
■ware of the fact that Mr. Dunn has
a personality especially fitting him
|»r  the   occupancy  of the mayor's
chair. Few men are in the city
Aho have such an intimate acquaintance  with the   requirements
ol Vancouver at the present time
" find the city would be fortunate in
claying in having at the head of its
.affairs a man possessing the busi-
|Rss ability of Mr.  Thomas Dunn.
#&&&*>& I toto if MUM
LATEST MINING MAP OF THE
LOWER SIM-
ILKAMEEN
WITH ASPECIALLY
PREPARED REPORT
OF ITS DIFFERENT MINING  CAMPS;   AND A COM-
COMPH.ED AND DRAWN BY is, *S
Sj^FRANK   BAILEY.
FOR   SALE AT   THE
STAR   OFFICE.
PRICE   $2.00   PER   COPY.
$P{ Bossland Record Defunct. iy~
B The Ro9sland_Eyening Record,
liublishedvJjyWilli&tn K. Esling;
Mfeased its pubfiSaties--Qr£__Dec. 7th.
It was established in February 1895,
Hid was the oldest daily in the
Kootenay district.    The suspension
jjfeas alleged to be due to the stand
i af paper took during- the labor
ITJHpbles of last spring. This re-
psSted in a boycott, from which the
paper never recovered.
L, S. DELEPLAINE
&CCX VANCOUVER B. C
Mining and Electric
<£>*& Machinery
Agents (or a^™*™
Prospectors
....STOP!
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
Headquarters for all stage lines. m
Hotel Jackson
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor.
PRINCFTON, B. C.
DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL SUPERISION.
ONLY THE FINEST BRANDS  OF LIQUORS AND
CIGARS AT THE BAR FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN
CONNECTION.
U^Patrons ofthe Hotel Jackson can keep posted on the mining
Development ofthe entire Similkameen.
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.
HEAD OFFICE
MONTREAL,  QUE.
Branches Toronto, St. John,
THE JAMES ROBERTSON CO., LTD,
ind VANCOUVER.
BOOtS
AND
Shoes
Now is the time to secure'your Winters Supply of
Foot Apparrel. 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 well assorted stock which we are selling as Cheap as you
would have to pay for an Inferior Article.
PROSPECTOR'S* SUPPLY STORE.
O. E. THOMAS, Prop.
SIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING QOb
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Jelled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
\ Cm Summers,
PRINCETON BRANCH. manager.
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THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
THE SlMIIMMtfN STAR
Legal notices 10 and 5 c<
"Certificates o_n
DECEMBER j Su
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16 17 1819 20 21221
. C. RAILWAY POLICY.
i province of British  Colum-
Britis
the  Koote
ihouIcTappea
Columbian
The
mercial industries would be fostered
and knitted together by such a line,
the business of the province would
be kept in the province, and thousands of dollaj3^hichJfiave__^ritish
Columbia every year to benefit
eastern and AmericarTcitles' would
remain to assist in our general advancement. Vancouver, Victoria
have been gradually awakened to
the fact that the Pacific coast has
had little or no interest in the wonderful development that has taken
place in the southern portion of the
province during the past six years. ]
Cl Not only that, but it has been.'. &
\ tively brought home to th/eC"coast]
j cities that the trade of the/northern
j goldfi-jlds has to a great extent been
■  i - S?'"2' 'l0 Seattle aiidother enterprising American cities, when  the su-
j perior natural advantages possessed
ffljjy our  own   Pacific coast points
H^were lost from want of the push and
energy  shown  by  our    American
\| consins.
Our present local government
have promised their support to the
Coast and Kootenay Railway and
it is now in order for the Dominion
government to follow suit and grant
substantial aid to the project.    This
must be done and done quickly, as
far too much time has been frittered
away and too much attention paid
to opposition offered by the controllers of Canada's greatest monopoly,
the C. P. R. The districts which
would be opened up by the building
ofthe line would at once return
greatly increased revenue to the
provincial treasury, as well as pro
viding a large share of the business
required for the support of the railroad. In our own immediate
neighborhood we have copper, gold
and silver-lead mines, coal in abundance, wonderful agricultural and
other resources which are lying
dormant from want of transportation facilities. And we are not
alone, the settlers in the farming
districts south of the Fraser are also
demanding just recognition of their
rights. A recent editorial in the
Westminster Columbian says on
the same subject:
It is to the settlers a matter of
life and death—of the comfortable
livelihood they have had a right to
expect, or of the living death to
which they and their households
are condemned by present conditions—that a railway should be
provided to give communication between the farming district south of |
the Fraser and the cities to which
they must look for their markets.
It is a matter of urgency with New
Westminster that the depopulation
of the district so noticeable within
recent years should not be allowed
to continue, and that not only
should the settlers remaining be
afforded the means of livelihood
now denied to them, but also that
when they are put in position to |
send their goods to market, the
road shall bring them to their natural base of supplies, at this city, and
a free tariff bridge shall span the
Fraser at this point. Neither the
city nor the district can stand perpetuation of the present conditions.
Whatever is to be done must be
done quickly, and the movement so
well started by the meeting of yesterday is to be kept up until success
crowns the effort. The petitions,
after they have been signed by the
thousands personally affected, will
not be sent through the mail to find
their way by the most direct route
to a convenient pigeon-hole, but
will be handed in by a representative delegation, who will no doubt
ask from the ministers concerned
the definite reply that they have
t<e right to expect. This may not
be received on the day of presentation—probably it will not, for mature consideration will be required,
but the petitioners will not forget
to press for their reply within a
reasonable time.
There is a general expectation!
that a comprehensive scheme of
railway development will be presented by the provincial government, and there is confidence also
that from a business man of Mr.
Dunsmuir's calibre the matter will
receive bold treatment. For thel
purpose of great undertakings of
this character the government could
not be in better iands, for never
has there been a/man at the head
of our provincial affairs better fitted
by character and training to outline and carnx into effect the rail
way policy that the necessities
the country demand. The tone of |
the meeting yesterday was that the
petition will at least receive a s
pathetic response at Victoria, and it
was noticeable that while all three
members of the legislature whti
were present as delegates sit with1
the Opposition, they all spoke with
confidence of the Premier's desi
to do all that is possible in matters
of this nature.
The proposition to be laid before
the government at Ottawa is less
serious than that directed to the
provincial capital. A substant al
subsidy to the bridge and railway
will be asked for, and should be received as a matter of course. The
Dominion is so greatly debtor to!
British Columbia, in the matter ofj
taxation collected in excess of the
expenditures here on our behalf,
that assistance on an even generous
scale may be looked for.
The petitions are to be circulated
immediately by volunteers in each
community, for though the resolution of the meeting directs them
more particularly to the officials,
this is a mere formality, so that some
one may be responsible for the work.
The matter is everyone's business,
and there will be no lack of volunteers.
Representing Vivian & Son, Swa
VANCOUVER, B. C.
HMSSBMIM
THE CHAMBER OF MINES
Southern British Columbia
(Kootenay and Yale.)
The Chamber of Mines wants thoroughly reliable correspondents in
every Camp in the districts of Bast and
West Kootenay and Yale to whom
reasonable compensation will be paid
for their services.
Correspondents will be expected to
furnish the Chamber of Mines with all
development going on at the- mines,
the installation of machinery, shipments of ore and value, and generally
such news as will attract the atten-
tention of capitalists and cause them to
investigate and invest.
Applications to be addressed to the
CHAMBER OF MINES,
Southern British Columbia,
(Yale and Kootenay)
P. O. Box 578. ROSSLAND, B. C
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
Presriptions ^Carefullyjp Compounded.
Ordere by mail or stage promptly
Im ■* r A. ALL WORK
Wailt PrompUy Executed
YOUr We can save you
W/fftrVl    money on! your
W dlCn REPAIRING
Repairing
A full line of Watches and the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
on hand.
W. J. KERR,
•<^Kamloops, B. C.
johnw.peckTco.
Wholesale Clothing
 AND	
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful   and   Prompt   Atention   to all
LETTER ORDERS.
PARKINSON &/
FETHERSTONHAUGH
Provincial
Land Surveyors*
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
PRINCETON & FAIRVIEW, B. C.
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
and;
 notary public	
PRINCETON, B. C. I
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E
f. a. s. m. a, 1, n. 1
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken. % |
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C.
 JAMES HISLOP I
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER?!
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR. M
J
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
/d*
Kamloops Mining,
e Noonday gold quartz claim   ha
un watered  the  past   week, the IO
level is being timbered and crosi
ng will be proceeded with to proy
till, the drift being in 40 feet
on the
The Iron Mask is working three s
men.   The management does not
wish to
boom the claim,  but it is genera
lly un-
Tbe Navy group, situated near
Hum-
phrey's ranch, and   owned   by
Seattle
people, will be worked extensive
y  dur-
ng the coming spring.
Five feet of clean ore has beei
1 found
on the Copper King mine.    It is
the in-
nent of rich ore to "the Trail
IJeter
Stampede to Fourth of July Creek.
A recent despatch from Grand
Forks
says:   There promises to be a sL
mpede
to the newly discovered  placer d
ggtngs
m Fourth of July creek about
a mile
rrom Nelson, Wash.   The locatior
s have
seen made just south of the inten
ational
boundary.     L.  B.  Boisseneau,
United
States customs officer at Nelsoi
,   tela
bhoned tl at nuggets valued at $1
25 had
jeen found on one ofthe claims, a
ad thai
jay-dirt went as high as $9 to the
cubid
,-asd.   Fourth of July creek rise
in the
igriculture. The exports from the mines
ire $3,601,169 for September alone, or
pery nearly as much as for the whole
juarter last year. For the same quarter
in 1894 exports from the mines were $1,-
515,092. How long will it be before
mining is the paramount    industry of
this
eof
Canadian Pacific
Navigation CO.
Time   Table   No.  53
lnight on Tues-
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
 ABB	
SOO LINE.
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
rf^T
their
report
Subse'-
juent events,
how
:ver,
proved
an error
>f judgment o
nthe
part
of thee
sperts.—
Seattle Post-I
itellg
encei
Growth of Mining.
§ The monthly blue book issued by thel
H Dominion government and   dealing with
* trade and commerce for September, came
H to hand on the 4th of December.   Itcon-
■ tains remarkable and convincing figures
H on the growth of mining, which are
m largely the reflections on the trade of the
I   Dominion of the great advance made this
■ year by British Columbia.
I For the quarter ending September 30,
|k exports of the produce of mines have
Wgrown from $3,645,065 to $13,212,396 in
'one year. This places mining ahead of
I forestry and  within  striking distanc
TORONTO
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follovi
West Bound East Bon]
4:05 IMPERIAL LIMITED 22:
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
WlMc
•n PRINTING^
WAKE UP and let the good
people of Princeton and surrounding country know that you
are AUE . An add in the Star
will do this. Advertise judiciously and according to your means,
and ydw will ever find it a paying
investnTent.
 f-
THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
PROVINCIAL  NOTES.
John Houston, mayor of Neli
is having a hot fight with the
council oyer his suspension of
chief of the fire department. '
mayor wants to fire the fire-chief
but the council re-instated him
And the fight still goes on.
Phoenix expects to have a passenger service shortly, as the
Pioneer publishes an authoritive report that the C. P. R. officials are
.now visiting the Boundary country
.and will arrange the establishment
of the new train service before
leaving.
The generally prosperous state
of Victoria, B. C. is shown by the
fact that advertised municipal tax
arrears are less in amount than they
ihave been for several years. Thus
taxes advertised in 1898 came to
$6,546.08, in $1899 to $4,187.80,
and this year to $2,206.61 only.
One of the largest ore deals ever
arranged in British Columbia has
been consummated by the St.
Eugene Consolidated Mining Company, of Moyie, by which the
Messrs. Guggenheim & Sons, the
smelter people of Antofagasta,
Chili, contract to purchase $1,000-
000 of reduced wet silver-lead ore
per year from the Moyie mines.
Tbe Columbian and Western
railway company will apply next
session for an act assimilating the
bonding powers of its railway and
branch lines west of Midway to
powers already given -to its lines
constructed east of the point, extending the time within which it
may complete its route, and authorizing it to construct such branches
from any of its lines not exceeding
in any one case 30 miles  in length.
A new tunnel, which will be one
ofthe longest on the line of the
whole system of the Canadian Pacific railway, may be built on the line
of the Crow's Nest Pass, at the Loop.
. Several contractors are said to have
figured on the work. The tunnel
is about 1,000 feet in length, and is
about third in the list of long tunnels on this continent. Its construction will save several miles of
* roundabout travel on this line.
LOST, STRAYED OB STOLEN.
One black horse,  10 years old, with
deep dut on left hip.
.   One bay horse. 10 years old, branded
HO on left shoulder.
One grey horse, branded 96 on right
shoulder.
One bay mare, branded U on left
shoulder, N on right shoulder, small
white star in forehead, black stockings
all round, with large sorsel colt.
Black and bay work horses were sold
by I. B. Lee, of Loomis, in June 1897.
Gray harse was sold by W. L. Splawn, of
NOTICE OF   APPLICATION
FOR A PRIVATE
APPLICATION FOR PURCHASE.     COAL LICENSE APPLICATIONS.
11 and operate a
3S
 Cold Water and Nicola
rivers, thence following the Cold Water   '
stream about n miles, thence easterly
a natural pass from the Cold Water rive
divide to the west fork ofthe Ofter river
down the west fork ofthe Otter river to tl
river, thence following the Otter river to	
tion with the Tulameen river to Otter Flat, thence
following the Tulameen river down stream '
Princeton, or as an alternative route froi
Mid junction ofthe Cold Water and Nicola
following the valley of the Nicola Lake, I
along the south shore ofthe said Nicola L
Quilchena Creek, thence following the valley of
the Quilchena Creek to the divide of One Mile or |
Graveyard Creek, thence down the valley of One
Mile or Graveyard Crer'- —
junction of the Tulameei.	
from  Princeton following
ly dire,
jfOsoyc
T crossing ti
enient points, thence in an easterly direction to
:he divide of Rock creek, thence down one of the
__  the Town of Ml ,
Town of Midway along the valley
of the Boundary creek to the City of Greenwood,
and from the said City of Greenwood in a southeasterly direction to the City of Grand Forks;
with power to construct, operate and
branch lines to Aspen Grove Camp, tc .
meen River camps, and to Copper and Kennedy
mountains and other points, and with power to
construct, operate and maintain all necessary
bridges, roads, ways and ferries and to construct,
acquire, own and maintain wharves and docks
in connection therewith, and to construct, own,
acquire, acquire, equip and maintain steam and
other vessels and boats, and opperate the same
>n any navigable waters, and to construct, oper-
ite and maintain telegraph and telephone lines
Hong the routes of said railway and its branches
Jr in connection therewith, and to transmit messages for commercial   purposes and to collect
electricity
ompany's undertaking and to connect wit
enter into traffic or other arrangemenl
railway, steamboat or other companies an
II rights, powers, and privileges necessa
incidental to the premises and for oth
led at Vancouver, B. C., this ioth day of Ni
>er, 1900.
WILSON AND SENKLER,
NOTICE OF  APPLICATION
FOR A PRIVATE
BILL.
! NOTICE is herely given that application will
be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its next Senior '—
1 Hope, thence following the <
1 the headwaters of the Coldwi
illowing the said Coldwater
ie vicinity of Osoyoos Lake, thence easterly'
point on the Kettle river in the said Provinc
lence following the Kettle Rive' to Midwa
tence in an easterly direction to Grand Fort
nd with further power to build, construct, equi
from   the poi
e; and with further pow<
of said Otter and Tu
sterly direction folio
p the Tulameen Valley
lies; and with furf"—'
ay,   steamboat or steamship and othi
anies and with power to expropriate 'la
"h  rail-
ids  for
j situated on
T. H. MCB
land bonuses, privileges or other aid from
tolls from all persons using and all fr
r over any such roads bui» by the
r, and with all other usual necessai
ital .rights, powers or p/vileges as mi
try or conducive to th/t above objec
1 at Victoria this 26t1/ day of Novel
Thirty days after date I intend to npply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for per-
Starting from the post planted 011 the South bank
ofthe Skagit River about 29 miles from Hope
Landing, thence following the bnnk of the   '	
0 point ofcommen
JAMES -ANDERSON.
Sixty days aft 1 r cute, I intend to  apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,  for
purchase 320 acres of land as fol
permission to purchase 320 acres 1
O south boundary line of Indian
said boundary li
40 Chains along v
CERTIFICATES   OP   IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICB.
HELEN H. GARDENER MINERAL C
situate in the Similkameen Mining I
of Yale District.
Where Locateu: On Copper Mounta
join ing the Sunt et Mineral Claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Clive Pringle, Fr
for Certi6cate of Improvements for the purpos
of obtaining Crown grant to the above claim.
Hon 37. mustbe commenced be fore the issuanc
Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply to
le Chief Commissioner of Land; and Works for
license to prospect for coal over the following
scribed land commencing at a stake placed
tar the left bank of the Similkameen rive- <■ 1—•
les above Princeton run	
11s, thence east So chain
'*■ 1 west 80 ch»«—
[LION FORK
NOTICE.
ereby given that tl
.„„„' of Princeton, in the Province ofB_	
umbia. Miner, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for a license to
prospect for coal on that certain tract of land situated on the south side of the Tulameen river
about two miles from Princeton, in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale   District, and
>uth bi
mlarly described as fol-
vs- Commencing at a post planted on the
ith bank of the Tulameen river marked "lull Port North Bast corner J. Charles Mcintosh
il claim " thence West 80 chains, thence South
80 chains, thence North 80
chains to post of cc
Locator and applicant.      I
Where Located:  On Copper Mountain, adjoining the Vancouver Mineral clajitn.
TAKE NOTICE that I,  Clive Pringle, I
as Agent for Charles A. Saunders, Free M
date hereof to apply'to the Mining Recordi
a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose 01
Ion 37, must be commenced before the issui
if such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this ioth day of October, A. D. 1900.
CLIVE PRINGLE
COAL LICENSE APPLICATIONS.
NOTICB is hereby give
:   Commencing  at
itial Post, marked,
is hereby riven that I Intend to apply
lief Commissioner of Land and Worl-
nse to prospect for coal over the folio
ftheSu
nillrnr,
aeen'rivlr'fWe
chains"
then
£HH
his day
of DC
51st., 1900.
ince of British Columbia, Miner
>uth side of tl
s&omtheTow
n Mining Divi
J
KAMLOOPS, ASHCROFT, YALE AND
SIMILKAMEEN MINING DIVISIONS  OF YALE
DISTRICT.
"I^OTICE 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.
G. C. TUNSTALL,
Gold Commissioner.
Kamloop. Oct. 28th, 1900.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
4*
A Mining Directory.
Mr. Frank W. Peters, assistant-
general freight agent of the Canadian Pacific, Pacific Division is preparing a complete directory of the 1
shipping mining properHes_of East i
and West Kootenay and the Boundary country. This is an import-
ffntt piece of work and will be of
■t value to all mining men and
R public generally. It will con-
Bin the situation, name of the
bwners and the name of each property in each district. The names
vill be in a tabulated form' and the
>ook will be a most convenient one.
Uong with the name of each prop-
:rty; there will be given a descrip-
ion-'of the ore, that is to only which
•ariety it belongs. A list of the
oncentrators, 3 stamp mills and
itnelters will also be given.
KBC. McDonald, of the Dotnhf-
onAsklent engineer's staff, iNew
VeStniiuster, has returned from a
riflsibrough the tfipdla distrw||fo
offiection with the installation of
Btional telephones, on the Kam-
jops-Nicola telephone lirieT fjlr.
JcDohald tonnd thafthe telephone
ne had given general satisfaction,
nd several settlers arranged with
im for instruments to be put in at
leir homes. Early in the year in-
xuments will be installed at Wm.
IcLeod's, W. R. McDonald's, Rob-
t Scott's, John Moore's, the
riard Hotel and Government
I See Nicola Lake, and Green
Irmytage's, Coutlees. —Kamloops
Intinel.
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pros
pectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
JOB RICHARDS,
CLAIMS STAGE
Line.
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloop,
every Friday at 6 a. m.
PRINCETON ROUTE.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicolas
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 8 a. m.
| French & Day
TINSMITHS j
*^PLUriBERS I
QUNSfllTHS k
-PUMP DRIVING DONE.. i
Our Camp  Stove is the Boss for
Prospectors.
Repair work of Every Description.
Palace Livery
& STABLES ^
KFREMEOS, B. C.
D J INNIS, Prop.
Saddle He ;ses to All Points in the Similkameen District.
Travellers from the Boundary
District can secure horses
through to Princeton.
Carry flail and   Express. I ^un 'n Cflnnect,on w'th Keremeos Hotel
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
Tphey are the Purest
j^ certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo.LTuckefl&sonCo.
HAMILTON, ONT.
GRAND PACIFIC
HOTEL  MMLOOPS, B. C.
The nearest hotel to the
Railway Station. Headquarters for all people
coming from Nicola and
the Similkameen.
Good Rooms.
Good Table
Good Liquors,
P. A. BARNBART, Prop.
me Sunset Copper Mining Co., im.
Owning and Operating
The SUNSET Mlnem
n Copper Mountain, Similkameen Mining District.
Everyone who has seen the property renders a unanimous verdict*
The Biggest and Best Mine in British Columbia*
Now is the TIME to BUY Stock in this Wonderful
fline.   It is an investment!  No Speculation!   Ore
enough in sight to return ioo percent, on amount cp^y • ;■ MY-~~v.,
invested.    BUY TODAY before advance in price. *
APPLY TO
R. A. BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
PUNCHIqn op Grand ForKs.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
PRINCETON
BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
1
Lots for
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot..*.*
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
One acre Residential
Lots..* «* .# <£ ** *£
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum, <&
Government Head-
quarters For the Simiiameen district.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountan,
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM.
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Send for Map and Price List to «* «* *& ** «*
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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