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 PRINCETON IN LINE
A.  GALLIHEE RECEIVES   A
GOOD MAJORITY.
fery  Little Interest Taken in the
"''   Election—Only Half the Possible Votes Polled.
■ V
flection day jws'itd off very quietly
ice ton.     The total absence^  of the
didates or anyoTthe   politicians who
e been on the stump, made  the con-
very uninteresting to tbe voters.   In
: no scrutineers appeared at the poll-
SiiSS booth for any of the  candidates and
rjeyy one agent put in an appearance,
PSrS. Harry Richardson, a staunch  old
fcraty' w^° acted for Mr.  John  McKane.
^•Wi&y a 'ew out °^ town voters put in ail
r/t**V»  ^Jp^earance and quite a number of those
j-hdtf.^f Mjft°wn did not trouble going to   tbe
He's.     Thirty-eight votes were   polled
p^Mb^ l; of a possible seventy, not counting
ajaTm'v^w&ffl^ w'10 were no' at l*on,e or wk° have
^B town for the winter.    Mr. J. C. Mc-
■psh acted as deputy returning officer
■l Mr. V. Ryder as poll   clerk.   The
,' cial return is as follows:
©J^ristopher Foley	
^R. Alfred Galliher  25
n McKane „ 53 .■?..
■led ballots if/tri?.ft*..'. ?...:...
I   Total  38
J. C. Mcintosh, D.R.O.
kursday. 9 p. m. [Special to Star.]
■result of the election as far as known
■her [Liberal] 2,658
By [Labor]   2,530
Jane [Conservative] 2,175
Total 7,363
ixwell has 575 majority over Sarden,
Rrrard, as far as heard from.
I Princeton-Keremeos Road.
-e construction of oad on the
I end has been completed as far as
■le creek, but unfortunately for some
Wained reason, the foremen on the
B Wm. Hine and Tim Capflhell have
■ed orders to stop worktgdaj-.   It is
Id that the government cannot al-
Be work to go on as the present
per conditions are not  interfering
B>e work in any way.   In fact bet
■ogress has been made   with tbe
Muring the past week, than at any
ice   construction   started.    The
got  into  full  swing and the
lold spell only kept them working
Another month with the same
f of men at work would have seen
we road completed between Kere-
|id Princeton.   If the road had
I %y contract all this trouble and
louia have been avoided and the
bid have been open for traffic be-
Chas. Richter has been visiting his old
home in the valley this week.
Mr. E. Bullock-Webster has gone to
England to sperd Christmas at home.
Peter Bromley is building a new blacksmith shop on Richter's land adjoining
the town. '
Jack Neil is getting out timbers and
making ready to move the hotel to the
new site.
The weather is very mild in the valley,
there being no snow on the flat
bills having a southern exposure.
TTr<yilf PiVl^gr will shortly have a
townsite of hisown. *ie intends having
the ground surveyed and lots
market early in the spring,
Manuel Barccllo is building
house on his ranch at the upper end of
townsite. H. W. Conkling has the
tract and will •■ start taork at once. The
house will cost over $2,000 when completed.
Two mining engineers arrived this
week from Rossland for the purpose of
examining and reporting on the propei
ties owned by tbe Keremeos syndicate at
Olalla. It is said there is a deal
the holdings ofthe company.
It is reported that all the buildings in
fawn, with the exception ofthe
office, will shortly be remove*
Iground owned by Kf^t Wi^ht-gr   which
'adjoins the townsite near  the Similki
meen river.   The new location is said t<
be more rpntral and  will rafrh all the
traffic which goes up the new road
Mile, Sterling creek and Princeton,
a-, ing
Bob MacCann, the vetran prospector
has returned from the Keremeos valley,
says the Rossland Miner, where he has
been for the past three months. He and
"California" Thompson own the Similkameen Free Gold group of five claims
on Cedar creek. They have sank a shaft
on the ledge to a depth of 60 feet,
the quality of the ore is improving,
runs from $10 to $15 in gold to the
The ledge is of white quartz carrying sulphides of iron, and in the sulphides
found the gold. The ledge is from 30 )
50 feet in width, and is strongly mine
A rancher namedMenary made a very
rich find just after the first rains in the
fall. The water caused a small flood and
washed the alluvial ofl" the ledge across
the road from Menary's house. He found
the ledge and put a shot in it, and this
blew out some ore which is/rfa very high
grade. It fairly glitters With free gold of
about the quarter of thp'size of a pea. A
picked sample when assayed went $24,-
000 to the ton. The fortunate rancher
is developing his find and is certain that
he has a fortune in sight.
Chamber of Mines.
A chamber of mines has been established at Rossland, B. C, with the object of fostering the mining interests of
the Yale-Cariboo-Kootenay districts. We
commend our readers attention to the
circular letter published in this issue as
well as the advertisement asking for correspondents.
MINING   ITEMS  OP  INTEREST
FROM DIFFERENT POINTS.
Development of the Coal Industry-
New Locations Made-Smith Curtis
talks about the Sunset.
The McRae boys are busy on Kennedy
mountain building a cabin on the Olympia group. They expect to start the
tunnel next week, which will tap the ore
body at a depth of 100 feet.
Jack Neil and Dave Innis have made
some new locations near Sterling creek.
The claims have first-class surface showings, tbe ledges s being strong and traceable for a considerable distance.
Jas. Darcey and Bob Cramer are workings steadily on the Darcey group on
Tom Cole mountain. A^fuhnel is being
ing driven on the lpdge, and some fine
ore is being pile^up on the dump.
Wm. Wilson is down 35 feet with thi
shaft on the Lion's Head claim on Stir
ling creek. The property is developing
ing wonderfully, there being about 6 feet
of ore between well defined walls, assay-
ig $30 in gold and c<
A mining deal of some importance took
place this week. Mj% Findlev sold out
his half interest in the Ingersoll Bell
who own adjoining properties. The con
sideration was casjj^and the amount i
said to run to.four figures.
In the AspeWGrove district, the Bate
boys and Silverthorne and Osen will continue development this winter. The fu-
ure prospects of this camp are exceptionally good, as the average value of the ore
is considerably higher than any ofthe
>ther camps in that district.
Tbe wagon road froi
tackle Plate mine Jfas been completed
and the company ''are getting ready to
haul in the first installment of tbe machinery. As soon as the plant is installed
a large force will be worked. The outlook for next year in the camp is exceptionally good, as arrangements have been
made for the active development of a
number of properties.
Mr. Smith Curtis, M.  L.  A., for the
Rossland riding in a recent  interview
with   the   Miner,   made   the   following
statement   which   will   interest  several
ncetonites:   "I expect to leave for the
t in a very few days—just as soon as I
1 get some ^lecessary business attended
I go primarily in   connection
the Sunset  mine   on   Copper mountain.
The president. \Mr. Brown, of Grand
Forks, has already gone, and I should
have accompanied Inm. The mine is
looking better than eJks, the width ofthe
being now prove\ to a width of
about 100 feet and  the »oss-cut   still in
*
ore. From a report recently made by a
reliable and well-known engineer, an expenditure of about {8,000 will put $1 ,ooo,-
000 worth of ore in sighn, and additional
expenditures will give proportional re-
SIMIXKAMEEN COAL.
Coal mining has had quite arhoom in
the district-lately, there being now no
fewer than 24 claims staked t in the
vicinity of Princeton. The banks ofthe
Tulameen and Similkameen rivers from
the forks are all located, in fact several
of the claims will overlap considerably,
so anxious have several parties been to
secure ground. The fact that a railroad
is almost sure to be built through this
country next year and the immense market for coal in the Boundary country,
has been the incentive ■ to secure locations. Several of the new finds have
very promising croppings,' the Albion
claim especially, (owned by T. J. Swans-
borough) showing a splendid seam   of
PURELY PERSONAL,
G. Spearing came in from 20-Mile
camp yesterday.
Gejk^ldons is busy fencing his ranch
on China creek.this'week.
Chas. Richter returned from his trip to
Keremeos, on Thursday.
Mrs. M. A. Voight and ber son, Victor,
were passengers on the last outgoing
stage. Mrs. Voight intends spending
the winter on the Pacific Coast while
Victor attends school.
J. A. Fitsimmons arrived in town early
this morning. He is heavily interested
in coal in the district and_had__nine new
location notices to post on the government building notice board.
A grand bachelor's ball will be given
in Nicola on New Year's eve, Dec. 31st-
The ball will be THE 'vent of the nin-
teenth century in t . valley and will
eclipse all previous en ertainments of the
kind. Fred Howse is acting as secretary
and M. Sheedy as treasurer lor "thecom--
A marriage has been arranged in high,
life between Earl Armstrong, Duke of
Cork and Baron of Nicola, and one ofthe
prominent society belles of the district-
May the Gods attend your nuptals,
George, we have long hoped you would
muster up courage enough to take the-
final plunge into the troubled sea of matrimony. You have our deepest sym—
congratulations we should say.
.NOTICE.
I J. Charles Mcintosh of Hte'town of Princeton
B. C.j hereby give nopce^fhat thirty days after
date; intend to apply Icfhe Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for license to prospect for  '.
*So1Jth bank ofthe Tulamen river about 3% miles   j
rom the town of Princeton in the Similkameen   /
Hining Division, Yale District, British Columbia, /
ind which is more particularly described as (blows:    Commencing at a post planted on the
0 chains, thence east 80 chains,
hains to post of commencemen
cres of land.
Dated 8th day of Deember, :oo
J. CHaRI.ES Mi
 n
THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
CIRCULAR LETTER.
mining districts of .Southern British Col'
limbia lias assumed such large propor
lions that it has been., felt;- by many of
those interested, that some concerted
•effort should be made to bring,these various districts 'and their, dcvcldpme it to
the notice .of tin? principal centres of
Great  Briton','' Continental  Europe, the
The
by the officers of The Chamber of Mines
and cabled through the press agencies to
London, Berlin and Paris, and by Associated and Canadian press dispatches to
the daily papers of the United'States and
Canada.
4. To publish such information by al
series of letters from its Secretaiy to the]
leading financial and mining papers in I
the   various   centres of Great Britain,
!, Un
ndCai
employment of capil
British"* Columbia, wl
it be directed to them, and correct and
able information must be put before
tn, from time to time, in regard to the
elopment going oh in the mints—the
nage produced, shipped and treated,
smelters erected or in course of erec-
laid before them.
To this end an Association to be known
has already been formed.
6. .To present'the transportation cot
panics operating in the 'district the :i
formation thus obtained.
7. To promote tariff and other legi
hit ion which will be of advantage to tl
mining ana smelting industries of tl
Province and to aid the Dominion ai
Provincial governments in their effoi
to promote thescinterests.
DIFFERENT WAYS
VTO SAVE MONEY
Blanket Sale
CHRISTM^j
NOVELTIES
Great Slaughter
in Prices
For Two Weeks
Only.
MAKE YOUR SE-
_ Early
Yourself from   Disappointment,    is  ^   ^1   ^   ^
The un.
app
^SnTr^t^n'^cd Blacksmithing
Southern British Columbia and to put it and
ITorsTS:;: l:^:^rzir Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
I PRINCETON, B. C.
Q. ITurdoch
Headquarters for all stage lines.
Hold Jachson
J. H. JACKSON, Sole Proprietor;
1    PRINCFTON, B. C.
i   DINING ROOM UNDER PERSONAL SUPERI3ION.
B  ONLY' THE FINEST BRANDS  OF LIQUORS AND
1  CIGARS AT THE BAR. FIRST-CLASS STABLE IN
CONNECTION.
'"Patrons of the Hotel Jackson' can keep posted 0
Development of the entire Similkameen.
I hardware | \ Special Line:
of Ladies
Winter and Spring';
STORE.
NEW STOCK AT
LOWEST PRICES
Coats.
stores Princeton a  F HiM^Fl
m\m NICOLA LAKE, B.C. l\%  L« IIV 11 4JL   j
»0 r^rWvWA   I
Princeton Meat Market
WARDLE & THOMAS
Orders for Mining Camps promptly attended  t
and delivered.
CS*C>- >AP+PrV+*+*
S. A. HARTMAN,
Mines and
Mining ...
'^BHrtS* RGSSLAND, B. C. Jan. 4, 1900.   |
■■'"We have  first class  connections and can find the necessary
capital to work and develop meritorious copper proposition  in
the  Similkameen country.    If you have a good claim with al
fine showing we will find you a buyer.     We cordially invite
your correspondence.
Respectfully, ■■■:-;.,vj
Office: 43 Colombia Ave. S. A. HARTMAN.     I
TRlAr
PATENT
AUTOMATIC
ORE CAR
We are the Sole Manufacturers for Canada
ofthe "TRUAX" which is the best Ore Car
in the World.
>t-be dumped withou
P.O. BOX 51.   TEL. 250.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
ARMSTRONG & MORRIS<j|
IRON AND STEEL WORKS.    1
 [
THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR. /A*—   <f
A Similkameen Pioneer.
uiv^^.rJ^
f/u^y
C^Murphy.one of the pioneers of the
Similkameen country, spent yesterday
iu the city on business connected with
his i
the i
ningo
np.
He speaks enthusiastically of the
kanieou and predicts for it a bright future.
"The new district,'* says Mr. Murphy,
''Iias near an ideal mining district
hue yet encountered. The mineral belt
LfiEstimate to be 25 miles long by 2 <4
njfies wide. The copper occurs in strong
vein s, located on the watershed of the
Fraser and Columbia rivers. The land
ijwolling, and hills grassed to the tops,
the country splendidly timbered and well
fcrntered. Almost all the country is avail-
^'jfle either for ranching or grazing and
^^ Indians and half-breeds who follow
optionally  intel-
..ligei
r far
1 the Indians
heavy horses
idet
IB "The Similkameen bids fair to become
,:a great copper country.     The copper
' currs in strong veins, I call  them so,
Kcause they can be traced,   but which
f>. usually  termed dykes.   The average of
p;the ore will run, I should estimate from
r -my personal  experience, about 12 per
■' cent copper throughout the whole camp.
One strong point which will be an important factor in the future of the Similkameen is that within a distance of 12 to
15 miles great deposits of coal 1 are found,
This   fuel is > claimed to be   somewhat
superior in quality to the Crow's Nest
product and the coal beds are very
tensive.   A great need within the next
few years will be transportation   facilities.   The roads are excellent now and
the Indians will pack goods anywhere at
a low rate, but when the properties are
developed to the producing stage, a railroad will be neccessary  to bring   in coal
and carry ore to smelters or  the finished
product if smelters are established in the
section as will undoubtedly be the case.
B The district's history is practically that
of the present year and taking this fact
into consideration its advances have been
■remarkable.    I look forward to a busy
■season next year and expect to seethe
■ Similkameen one ofthe banner camps ofl
I the province within a few years.'
I     Mr. Murphy is interested with Mr. W.
HE.   Boie,   formerly   superintendent
IU Camp Mansfield, in    the Pearl   group
j comprising five claims, the Vancouver of
ft four claims and the Enterprise  of five
claims.   The three properties are located
at Aspen Grove about the center of the
mineraTBltt-   *.
The Nplsnr/Trihnnp in a late issue gives the above interview with
a pioneer of the Similkameen. The
pioneer has evidently pioneered in
a very small section of this country,
but like a gry&t W&mj ojher prospectors he sflb^tfm^ued^-xvrTh the
idea that tfle onljjS^ortion of the
' district that is of any account, is
around his mineral claims. Mr.
Murphy speaks of the Aspen Grove
district as if it was the entire Similkameen and his comment on the
mineral of that section • would be
liable to mislead strangers to the
country. The Similkameen contains about a dozen such districts
as is described by Mr. Murphy and
Princeton is the business centre for
them all.
LINDLEY & FOSTER,
TAXIDERMISTS & FURRIERS
Fur. and Skin. -
VICTORIA.   ?
Canadian Pacific
Navigation CO.
Time   Table  No. 33
Taking Effect, Nov. 15th.
ANCOUVBR ROUTE.
VANCOUVER TO VICTORIa dally, at i, or on
arrival of C. P. Railway No.  1  train.   Regular
Tuesday and Thursday and Vancouver at 12 p.m.
on Wednesday and Friday.
NEW WESTMINSTER ROUTE.
LEAVE VICTORIA   FOR   NEW   WESTMINSTER, Ladner, Lulu and Islands. Tuesday and
Friday at 7 a. m.
'. R. froi
lesday, Friday 1
Vancouver.
t  for  New West-
id Sunday at 7 a.
m., connecting with boat fd
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of this Company leave froir
Coleman & Evans, wharf, Vancouver, fc
and intermediate ports, every Monday a
ALASKA ROUTE.
Steamships
Coleman & E
and Skagway.
BARCLAY   SOUND ROUTE.
Steamers leave Victoria for Alberni, .
and way ports on ist, 7th, 14th and 20th
Cape Scott.   The Company reserves the
changing this Time Table at  any time
Passenger Agent.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
 AND	
SOO LiNE.
DAILY TOURIST CARS
 To	
ST. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
West Bopnd                                  East bound
3:05 IMPERIAL LIMITED 22:03
Pamphlet furnished free.
E. J. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. G. P. A. AGENT
VANCOUVER, B.C. Spences Bridge
6. L AUiN
Boots and
.* shoes .*
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It'is just right.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley, j*
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
w
We Cater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors
\ The Nearest ]
woodward's \
...hotel!
1
LOWER NICOLA.    5
The shortest route by io Miles to  A
Princeton from Spences Bridge is T
Via Lower Nicola,     h
( The table is supplied   with pro-  »
duce from our own gardens. J
COMFORTABLE ROOMS. A
Headquarters for Smith's Stage J
« m
Granite
Creekmm
mmmHotel
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
The nearest point to the '
richest Silver Lead mines <
in B. C, 'Summit City.* I
There is more gold in
Granite Creek than has i
yet been taken out.
i
£ Stopping Point for
t Princeton stages.
s
mm
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 you will ever find it a paying
investment.
Don't
You
Know?
THAT a Neat Une of
Printed Stationery
is one of the Best Way.,
in which to Advertise
your   Business and to
THAT we are prepared to turn out afikfoda
of Commercial Printing equal to any office
in the Province.
TiH-JT our Prices for
m
j
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
tion with tbe outside world and
would be of great service to the entire community. The cost of construction would be about- the same
as the line now built, but the rev-
HOW COLD WAS IT?
I DECEMBER j So I Mo [TkI we Tl, Fr 11 Sari I
^ 12 T; T|5(Tr7 (Si j
I «£&*'  IF JOll 1213 J4 J5f|
JJj6J7J8 1926|2l22B
19 0 0.; [ •jlf^T 25j36[27|28[29fI
On 10 tha O For Fine Job Prmtl njr.      ■]
LOCAL CONSTABLE WANTED.
Princeton has beep promised the
but the government are very slow
in making a selection. Now that
the time has arrived    for the col-
nue derived from the portion
rhich would have to be construct-
d would be much greater in com-:
orison with the business now done
etween Kamloops and Nicola.
Yinceton is the centre of a number
f growing mining camps, which
ext summer will be actively de-
eloped and there is no bnsiness
fhich uses and requires quick com-
iunicatio'n more, than the mining
ldustry. Another iraportant-prd-
et for the member  for  Yale-Cari-
Now, we protest, The Tacotna News,
speaking of the late cold snap, says that
the thermometer dropped to 20 degrees
below Jvmr?'» British Columbia, as
against j/njnumum of 25 above in the
self-styled^City of Destiny. British Columbia isrquite a large • place and there
are some pretty high mountains in it, and
we do not know how cold it was on the
tops of those mountains. ' But we do
know that there was nothing like 20 below aero anywhere in the province where
people live, but that in Victoria 20above
was the lowest point reached. Perhaps
this is what the Tacoma paper means,
and if so, will it kindly make the   neces-
our compliments, with the expression of
hope that he will never pass   another
such blunder.—Victoria Colonist.
I    This is certainly the last straw !
JOHN LOVE i\ CO.
DRUGGISTS ANDj
STATIONERS.
F.1IRVIEW and CAMP McKlNNBY.
A mil line of Drugs, Stationery,  Drug-
ists Sundries.
Presriptions ^Carefully ^ Compounded.
Your
Watch raoneyR*:
We
that
charter i
from the
she
We can save you
onSjyour
REPAIRING
Repairing
A full  line of Watches   and-the
Latest Styles of Jewelery always
W. J. KERR,
-^^Kamloops, B. C.
JOHN W. PEflTca
PROTECTION OF BIG-HORN.
lectior
the
Provi
• ,
revenue
element towards the protection
tax a
roffir
f*r at
this
POiti
t would
oft
he mountain sheep in   this dis-
additi
license
insp
hedi
rder
his
It  CO
and
on h*
salat
lecte
sor,
y by the
1.     The
collector,
able sta-
to
t. The game act distinctly pro-
es that it is a punishable offense
r a number of them are slaugbt-
1 in  the Ashnola district, pre-
hisdi
lectins
partm
stay i:
ent c
1 his
d at
lor t
offic
ie pu
Th
d  th
, Wh
rpos
of col-
e should
the
lice
sta
right to kill them on the
ngth'   of    holding    a    miner's
es that every non-resident shall
presenting
But, per-
Wholesale Clothing
 and—!	
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
We
up
the Sin
possible fo
the work r
used
equire
d the
short
appo
houses.     Itisim-
man  to attend  to
d  in  such a large
sighted  policy in
ntinga local con-
Id be able   to at-
horn."
license
kill gan
He thus
right to
Mounta
This law,
unterjtaki
nd claimir
s  easily evaded
ng-oxuCa_nj i n er' s
_g__the_jight   to
pursuing a
not at once
ie_because.
saves $45
shoot eve
n sheep ar
leisajirospector.
and claims the
rything in sight.
j getting scarcer
en. But don't be
be too hard on us, we may see the
error of our ways some day and
when we get old and useless and
superannuated, then we will be with
you and come to Victoria to live .
Write and ask John McKane how
cold it gets in Yale, Cariboo, Kootenay, Colonist,'!
Well as keeping law and  order
DOMINION  ELECTION.
V
No
1 to
er and a
:nt  what
in the world, we would ask our representative to take a note of the
pressing needs of the Similkameen.
First and most important is the
necessity of an increased mail service between Nicola and Princeton.
At the present time mail arrives
here only once a week and a second
service is urgently required. Secondly, the continuation of the Dominion Telephone Line, now in
operation between Kamloops and
Nicola. About 55 miles of line,
from Quilchena to Princeton, via
Aspen Grove, would give the Similkameen  telegraphic   communica-
m tie province and stringent measures'should be adopted . towards
protecting the bands on the Ashnola mountains. The idea of a
prospector killing the ewe's for
meat should not be tolerated, asj
there are plenty of deer in the
country, which are much easier to
kill than mountain sheep. The
last hunting party on the Ashnola
report numerous carcasses of ewe's
which had been shot and left to rot
on the trail, evidently having been
killed for the mere pleasure (?) of
slaughtering them. A certain reserve should be put on the game
which a prospector is allowed to
kill and a heavy penalty inflicted
on any one found transgressing.
The game act has never been properly enforced in the province, consequently big game is becoming
scarcer every year, making it high
time for the government to take
the necessary steps for its protection.
THE CHAMBER OF MINES
Southern British Columbia
(Kootenay and Yale.;
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful   and   Prompt   Atention  to all
LETTER ORDERS.
PARKINSON &
FETHERSTONHAUGH
Provincial
Land Surveyors*
CIVIL ENGINEER
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
Surveys on the Similkameen Promptly
Attended to.
PRINCETON & FAIRVIEW, B. C.
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRI5TER, SOLICITOR
and;
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
The Chamber
of Mines wants thor-
oughly   Teliahl
every Camp in t
West   Kootenay
br their services
le districts of East and
and Yale to whom
ensation will  be paid
furnish the Char
he   installation
mentsoforeand
such news as \
tendon of capita
s will be expected to
aber of Mines with all
ng on at the mines,
of machinery, ship-
value, and generally
nil attract the atten-
ists and cause them to
Applications to be addressed to the
CHAMBER OF MINES,
Southern British Columbia,
(Yale and Kootenay)
P O. Box 578. ROSSLAND, B. C
PRINCETON, B. C.
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E
F. G. S. Al. A, I, H. E., Etc.
Examination, Development and Man- I
agement of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C.
 JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEEB
PROVINCIAL UND SURVEYOR.
•Princeton,B. C...
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
| Mining News $
TUl- Center Star mine in  Rossland h
been added to the list of dividend payei
At it  meeting of the   company   held j
Toronto last week a monthly dividend of!
ontf cent a share,  payable   in Jan
was declared.
The  Cariboo Consolidated has closed
down for the season, while, however
returns of the final clean-up have
yeffbeen made known, it is expected that
the/result will not fall far short of $10
000, for about a thirty days' run.
,V,K. is stated that ore has been found
a ledge under Columbia avenue assaying
$jA in gola. and four orfive per cent, cop-
per. If further results bear out this sample assay, it is likely that the owners of
the) Alice claim, to which the ledge belongs, will follow it under the street and
work it. The find is in any case interest-
ingrto Rossland mining men.
Grand Forks, Nov. 20.—[Special.] The
two additional furnaces ordered for the
,M»iby smelter will be installed in Jan-
uary, and they will have a joint capacity
of 600 tons a day. This will give the
plant a total capacity of 1,200 tons per
day. A matte converter which will turn
ontfmetallic copper will be installed at
the same time. The product which will
be less bulky than matte, will be shipped
east to a refinery where the gold and
silver values will be extracted.
Some idea   of the   importance of the |
mining   industry   at  Rossland may be
gathered   from   the   sums  disbursed
vyages on pay day last week by the co
panies operating in that camp:
B. A. C, properties  $95,(
War Eagle and Center Star    3S,<
Velvet and Portland      8,(
Iron Mask      6,<
1. X. L      5,(
Evening Star      4,(
Grand Forks will soon have the distinction of having the highest toboggan
slide in the world. The preliminary
work of organizing a company to promote the enterprise has been progressing
for some time, and their plans have now
reached such a stage of development that
there is no longer any doubt as to the
out-come. Almost over-hanging the city
is Observation mountain, so precipitous
on one side that ascent is impossible,
but sloping out to the valley on the other
sides. The company proposes to have
the summit of this mountain as the starting point of the toboggan slide. This
will give an elevation of 875 feet. The
course of the slide will be down a point
which runs from the summit towards the
north fork of Kettle river at an acute
angle with the river. When the latter is
reached a slight, turn will be made, and
the slide continued down the river for an
indefinite distance. It is estimated, however that the slide will be from two to
three miles in length. . ———
Crow's Nest Coal.
Be Crow's Nest Coal Company i
■making a daily out-put of 1.20
and the Michel creek coal seams are also
being developed. The company have at
present 281 bee hive coke ovens in oper-
'increased. Meanwhile, the Crow's Nest
Company is to have a competitor in an
American syndicate, at the head of which
is.a,Mr.  M.  H. Cowan.   This syndicate
•owns coal measures at Pincher creek,
which are now being developed. Mr.
Gov. an goes so far as to declare that with-
ixi, six months this concern will be shipping 2,000 tons of coal a daj^and thus
nearly doubling the present out-put of
the Crow's Nest—a large order indeed to
be delivered in so short a time.
'$&loi
bullio
Gold in the Northwest.
e than $:
txwest.   s
gold difet anc
,   British Col
it of Alaska
umbia, Northwest Territory, Washington,
Idaho and Oregon between January 1
and October 24, this year. A report from
the assayer in charge ofthe United States
assay office shows that 6,208 deposits, ag-
•gregatiiig 1,243,163 ounces of gold dust
and bullion has been handled in the assay office between those two dates, the
^■ueofthe gold being $20,166,697. It
also showed that $16,374,488 worth of
yellow metal had come from the Klondike region, $2,710,421 from the Cape
jMftme district,$462,893 from other Al-
BHkan districts, $493,116 from the Atlin]
district in Britist Columbia and $125,672
from Washington, Idaho and Oregon       j
Prospectors
.„.STOPi
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
Jp
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
Hotel Princeton
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
<& *& HOTEL «# *£
The Resort
For Prospectors and Mining Men.
First Class Dining Room and Bar.
No trouble to talk to guests. Political
matters laid over for the present. The
Chinese Question the Important topic of
the day.
Mongolian Sympathisers Excluded.
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE.
 C. B. HARRIS
Assayer
and
Chemist*
Accurate results Guaranteed. Re
ports wil1 be returned on stage bringing samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Properties  in   the
Similkameen District.
arefully   Sampled   1
BOOIS
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
would have to pay for an Inferior Article. WM
PROSPECTOR'S SUPPLY STORE.
C. E. THOMAS, Prop.
SIMILKAMEEN
BUTCHERING QOa
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any Point in the Similkameen Valley.
Cm Summers.
PRINCETON BRANCH. nanager^
1
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN   STAR.
FEOM THE RECORDS.
MININOL
Nov.   19.—South   side    Similkameen
Golden Zone—John Neil.'
Jumbo—David Innis.
Sun Rise—John Neil and D. Innis.
Nov. 28.—Nicola Road near old sawmill.
Mountain Bird—J. W. Dryden.
Boston Hoy—John E. Coleman.
Nov. 14.—Aspen Grove district.
Golden Horse Shoe—E. B. Bushell.
Red Spider—E. B. Bushell.
Copper Idol—H. H. Price.
Nov. 21.—Four miles east of Princeton.
Similkanicei^Van Mills,
ASSESSMENTS.
NOTICE OF   APPLICATION
FOR A PRIVATE
BILL.
ft&j
S HEREBY GIVEN that a
Private Bill to incorporate
i'lway of standard guage fro;
the junction ofthe Cold Wat
•, thence following the Cold
o\
20
—A
spent
rrove.
Sc
—E
B. Bj
shell.
c
T
jpp
:rC
TRAN
do
-   do
5FBRS.
oy
•3.:
-Co
pper Mounta
Company to
a line or lines
1 a point at or
Nicola Rivers
nke, thence
. Triangle Fraction—W. H. Thomas t<
Cj\. E. Thomas, J$ int.
Nov.  19.—Tacoma   and   Blue Bird-
George Beaver to Mrs.  Ragna Hart
APPLICATION FOR PURCHASE.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described land.
Starting from the post planted on the South bank
ofthe Skagit River about .29 miles from Hope
Landing, thence following the bank of the river
40 chains in a westerly direction, thenceaochains
south, thence 40 chains east, thence so chains
north to point of commencement and containing
80 acres more or less.
JAMES .\NDKRSON.
COAL LICENSE APPLICATIONS.
NOTICE.
Chief Commissioner of Lands a
permission to purchase 320 ac-r<.s 01 u
lows :   Commnecing at a post   0.1 the
most bank of the Similkameen rive
He verve, No. 2 Post Cliuchuwayha; the
said boundary li
apply, t
1 Works
mndar
rve; thence we
Is Notice was posted Novembe
ormolu
place of com-
CERTIFICATES   OF   IMPROVEMENTS.
and leased.
Tulameen River—
TAKE NOTICE tha
■r's Certificate No. B7;
5 agent for Jessie S. 1
the similkame.
Notice is hereby given thot I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Land* and Works for
described land commencing at a stake placed
near the left bank of the Similkameen river about
VERMILION F
NOTICE.
NOTICE U hereby given that thirty days after
late,   I, Tiiomas Jchn Snansbonrough,  ofthe
NOTICE TO CONTRACTOR'S.
Staked to my personal knowledge.     The I construct, equip, mi intainand cperate "a single
claim in question was staked on Sunday,   ^uver in toe\aid pi^ceSem* °toyth«
Yours Respecti
municate with the Chief Commis-
zr of Lands end Works who will fur-
all information  respecting coal  lo-
Posted a Notice.
The fol
Wyoming
it by the 1
southwest
>ns using and all freight
called the Bay Horse, and we claim even  "5™*-•"*? *
the spurs, and we don't want nobody M^^^PZF?-".^1!????!?
jumping on this Bay Horse—that's what  any of them.
these trees is around here for, and we've      Dated at Victoria this 26th day of November,
got the same piece of rope that we had     "   "'     Robertson & Robertson,
down in old Missouri." Solicitors for the Applicants.
I0AL LICENSE APPLICATIONS.
NOTICE.
to apply
i Works
e follow-
Dated this day of Dec. ist., 1900.
NOTICE. -
date, I, John Harry Jackson, of t!
ion of Yale District, and which is more partic
larly described as follows:
Commencing at Initial  post marked "Jacksc
Coal Claim/; thence running west eighty chain
ning east eighty chains, thence running norl
eighty chains to place of beginning, exceptir
the "Swansbourough Coal Claim," and contai
ing 640 acres of land more or less.
Dated this first day of December, A. D. 1966.
JOHN H. JACKSON,
Locator and applicant.
A Sittin
f the Board of Licensing
missioners for the Nicola District
be held at the Government office,
December 15th, 1900, at ic
a. m., to consider the application oi
Alice James of the Granite Creek for a renewal of the hotel license for the Granite
Hotel.
Dated this 3rd day Dec, 1400.
HUGH HUNTER,
Chief License Inspectoi
Nicola District.
KAMLOOPS, ASHCROFT, YALE AND
SIMILKAMEEN  MINING DIVISIONS  OF YALE
DISTRICT.
■j^TOTICE 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.
I
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
:tfie
Copper Statistics.
e heretofore referred to the fact
i in copper prodi
under
the 1
prable conditions. . This view is conned by the returns which have been
olished monthly for the benefit of the
pper producers by Mr. John Stanton,
,o  acts   as   their stat stican.      Front
ese statements, which approximate the
tualjiJutput very closely, we find that
the ten months ending with  October
je production of fine copper in  this
iuntry was 223,487 long  tons, showing
a increase over the corresponding period
1 1899 of 8,286 tons, or 3 8 per cent only.
iloreover, in the production ofthe older
nines there was an actual   decrease this
pear cap, 114 tons, or o 6 percent; the
5ain in the total coming entirely  from
what are given in the statement as the
"outside sources";  that is, from    new
mines and from ores trea ed  by smelters
for gold and'silvej: values chiefly, copper
being a by-product.   During the same
psriodjfhe production ofthe   European
minei-' was nearly stationary, the total
this fflfear being given at 74,096 long tons,
or oniy 112 tons more than in 1899. This
si owe that the new mines which  have
Ken started during the past two years
,flnder the influence of the high   prices
IWcopper have not, as a rule, entered the
producing   list; while the older mines
yrtiich have re-opened have done  little
'wtterii The majority of the old producing mines pushed work last year, and
probably found themselves unable to do
Wetter this year;   while special   causes
<mwe operated to limit production in one
«t two' important districts.—Engineering
and Mining Journal,
Hotel Driard
NICOLA LAKE.
JOHN CLARK, Propr.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Pro;
. pectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
Dining Room Service Uns
JOE RICHARDS,
ClARKS STAGE
Line
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchenaand
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Wicola Lake for Kamloop,
every Friday at 6 a. m:
PRINCETON ROUTE.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicolas
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 7 a. m.
Carry. Hail and  Express.
?
■tench&Day
TINSMITHS
PLUIIBERS
QUNSrilTHS
-PUMP DRIVING DONE...
Our Camp  Stove is the Boss for 1
Prospectors.
Repair work of Every Descrlp- ■
tion.
Palace Livery
<# STABLES #
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
Tpney are the Purest
C* certainly the
Dest in the market.
Gco.LTucKett&sonco.
HAMILTON, ONT.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
D J INNIS, Prop.
Saddle He rses to All Points in the Similkameen District.
Travellers from the Boundary
District can secure horses
through to Princeton.
Run in Connection with Keremeos Motel
mm pacific
HOTEL ^mioops, 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,
K. BARNlttRT, Prop.
The Sunset Copper Mining Co., w.
wning and Operating
The SUNSET Mine.
On Copper Mountain. Similkameen Mining District.
Wm  Everyone who has seen the property renders a unanimous verdict*
iFM The Biggest and Best Mine in British Columbia*
fill Now is the TIME to BUY Stock in this Wonderful
\(M\ nine.   It is an investment I No Speculation 1  Ore
IB enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
y||| invested.   BUY TODAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
Rm Am BROWN,
President and Gen'l Manager
PWCETONorGranflforus.
 THE   SIMILKAMEEN  STAR.
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PRINCETON
-—-      BRITISH  COLUMBIA.                       —      j
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Government Mead-
quarters for the Similkameen District.
f Lots for
S8
• •i^ulCiM
TQEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil-
D fcameen and Tulameen Rivers.   The BUSINESS CEN-         j
TRE for the following Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountan,         j
PKESENTPWpOF
Kennedy  Mountain,   Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,         j
Summit, Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
L0T5
1      From $2.00 to $ JO.
1     Per Front Fopt^rM'^
Size of Lots 50x1^
S3Mfeffl!fiTE
Ft. and33xf00Ft.
AWE MJRE WATER
j      One acre Residential
ENORMOUS AGRICULTUR-                             1
|j           LotS..* •# air <£ *# *&
.&}    AL AREA TO DRAW FROfl^                             |
Terms:   1-3 Cash;
WWWWWft w wwwwww
!      Bal. 3 and 6 months.
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. <£
Send for Map and Price List to *& <& %& <& *£
III
i
m
W. 1 WATERMAN,
'        m
Resident Manager VERMILION FORKS     j
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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