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 PRINCETON,   AUG. 10th, 1901.
SMITH  CURTIS, E L. A-fc^'S^
^p       «_ A vf I s<
'*
,* neglected
■e concerned.
I     " It is noticeable that the mining cen-
Talks Interestingly of the   Re- tres which have grown most were furthest
sources of the Similkameen     a**y fr°m the ca?telL The. proxim"y
of the government departments seems to
—Railway    Situation act as a blight on Vancouver  Island, the
DiSCUSSed. A j        | Coast and Similkameen.
. A., for Rossland,
i, and the surround-
nearly four weeks.
ailkai
the district.
He   believes the
tined to become the greatest mining district in Southern B. C, whenever it is afforded   railway facilities   and   adequate
roads, trails and bridges to the diffei
mining camps.
Mr. Curtis expressed himself as particularly pleased with the improved
appearance of Copper Monntair
claims. " In every case where work has
been done," he said, " there has been
marked improvement. Many of the
prospectors are doing well directed development) The work done by Messrs.
Cramer, Willerson and Johnson, on the
Ada B. claim, might well be imitated'Jby
others with equally good- results."
"The diorite belt in which the Sunsel
and other prominent claims are located
certainly crosses the Similkameen tc
Kennedy mountain, where a number of
good claims are being opened up. It
safe to say that in no other locality in the
province can be found so extensive copper deposits as Copper and Kennedy
mountains show. The ore is generally
low grade, and must be mined by companies with ample capital, owning their
own smelters. There is not room in
most cases for both a mining and smelting profit *in handling the ores. Claim
owners should recognise this, and not
ask too much for their properties, or refuse amalgamation with adjoining prop-
where the promoters
., guaranteeing ample funds for
Mr. Curtis visited Summit City Camp
last week, and thinks that with development splendid results will be obtai
from the   silver lead   properties   loc
Speaking of the requirements of the
district, he was greatly struck with the
failure of all B. C. governments to provide any decent access to the different
mining camps.
" This immense district is close to the
coast and the seat of government," said
Mr. Curtis, " and whenever developed
will be of especial benefit to the cities of
Vancouver, Victoria and New Westmins-
" The present neurasthenic government exhibits every session a demonical
dementia with regard to the mining interests. It is not even so much what it
does to prick and harass mining, as the
fear it has excited in mine owners that it
is capable of prostrating by some mad
act, the whole industry. The Similka-
tneen has lately suffered more than othei
localities. It has been deliberately refused railway facilities, and its development retarded for years. This is done at
the behest ofthe C.P.R. with its dog
the-manger policy ; its instrument being
Premier Dunsmuir. He is a sad disappointment. His accession to office was
acquiesed in by many, and by some
even hailed with delight, because it was
believed that a man reputed to be worth
eight or ten millions, would be aboi
the influences of this and other kindred
corporations, but it is well known now
that while he pays little or no attention
to cabinet business, whenever any suggestion of throwing open the gate to the
Similkameen is mooted, he is rigid as a
rock in backing proposals which mean
that this district is to remain securely
locked, and President Shaughnessy of|
the C.P.R. carries the kev.
"The
t blow to the district,
was the authoritative declaration of a
member of the gcvernment, that there
was reasonable doubt about the existence
of a feasible railway route through the
Hope mountains. That statement must-
deter capital coming in, and was wholly
unwarranted. The gross o- wilful ignorance of the government is inexcusable.
It proves its loan act was a hollow sham,
and its present action is excuse for further delay. The premier's promise to
call a summer session has been broken.
If the government would promise to build
the road itself, I would applaud its action. The proposal to explore passes
said to be feasible would do no harm if
done on a proper basis, but we are informed that two expeditions of 12 or 15
men each are going in the field under
the direction of engineers who are simply C.P.R. hangers-on. This will inspire
no confidence, and the expense of $12,-
000 or $15,000 will simply mean so much
more bonus to the C.P.R.
"The actual cost of surveying should not
exceed $600. I would not object to that
sum, but do < bject to the extravagant exptnditure arranged for. The
t>elief is rapidly gaining ground that the
government are sending out a partv to
prove that a feasible railway route does
NOT exist, • n I that any survey made will
be reported solely for the private infor-
'"'    ofthe C.P.R.. and for that comp-
[Tobecc
*■]
DEAL ON BOULDER CREEK.
Cousin  Tack   Qroup   will * be
Worked by Stock Company
Mr. Vaughan-Rhys,M.E.,
On   Copper Mountain.
m
A mining deal of importance has ji
been completed whereby a company will
be formed to work the Cousin Jack group
of properties on Boulder Creek.
Mr. Gallanger of Wisconsin,   who has
been in the district for   the   past   th:
months,   will   organize    the    company
which will  acquire   the "Cousin Jack,"
'^'Oshkosh,"   "Ymir,"   "Morning,"
"Winnabago" claims.
The capital * tock of the Company
be f 100,000 divided into 1,000,000 shares
of io cents each. Five hundred thousand
shares or half the capital stock will be reserved for development purposes. Interested in the company are John Q. Thynne,
Neal McLennan, Ole Benson. Thos.
Rodgers and A J^allanger. Work will be
started on the property as soon as a
details in connection with the corpon
tion are arranged. The properties ar
situatfid about 4 miles from the new,goi
T. J, Vaughan-Rhys, M. E,. of Vancou
ver, inspected the principal properties on
Copper and Kennedy mountains this
week. He was well pleased with what
he saw and exptj^gtf^ojjKurn to Princeton early in October for an extended visit
to the different camps. In (
with the Star representative he said:
"You have the greatest surface showings
of copper ore on Copper and Kennedy
mountains I have ever seen. It is a
splendid field for the middleman or
developer, but there is hardly enough
work done yet for the large operator to
take hold. One feature about your ores
I like, and that is, although the prevailing character of the ore is bornite, several ledges of rich chalcopyrite have been
discovered, This proves the continuity
and depth of your ore bodies, and I have
no doubt that when depth is obtained,
you will find several rich veins of the latter ore lying underneath the bornite. I
would advise claim owners on Copper
mountain to group their holdings as
much as possible, as any large company
taking hold would build their own smelter, and work on somewhat the same
scale as the Knob Hill and Ironsides in
the Boundary Camp."
Mr. Vaughan-Rhys returned to the
Coast on Tuesday, going out by the Hope
Trail.
CHURCH NOTICE.
7	
Rev. George 'Mason of Nicola Lake
will hold divine service in the school-
house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock,
re cordially invited to attend.
LOCAL AND   PERSONAL.
John Amberty of Tulameen,   spent
couple of days in town this week.
The sticks for the Polo  players have s
ived.   A practice will beheld soon.
Joe Richards, manager   of the Driard
Hotel, Nicola Lake, arrived on to-day's
Arthur Stevenson, road Superintendent for West Yale was in Princeton
this week.
James Hislop P.L.S. has completed the
survey of the Princess Maud claim on
Copper Mountain.
Smith Curtis M. L. A. accompan ied by
L- L. Patrick left Princeton en route to
Greenwood, yesterday morning.
J. M. Hitchings and son, of Los Angeles, Cal., arrived in Princeton this week.
They intend   locating   in the   Similka-
L. L. Patrick, M. E., Perq^Goclenrath
and R. O. Cramer, returned from a trip
to Roche River on Thursday. A full report of what they saw will appear in
next week's Star.
Messers. Wilson and Burns, of Nelson,
B. C, returned home early this week.
They report themselves as being highly
pleased with their trip though the Similkameen and expect to visit Princeton
again this fall.
Rtfy/H. Irwin, of Fairview. better
known as " Father Pat," paid a mysteri-
Princeton this week. It is
reported he was trying to find a low pass
between Fairview and Princeton for the
G. S. M. & Q. Ry. He therefore travelled incognito, as he did not wish the government official to discover his identity.
m
KAMLOOPS EXPOSITION.
The Exposition to be held at Kamloops on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September, should be a great success. The
management will disburse $10,000 in
premiums and prizes. A splendid racing
programme has been arranged, and on
the first  day a  grand   military   tourna-
ent will be the principal attraction.
New buildings,   new  grounds,   and a
:w half mile race track., have been provided, and every arrangement will be
made for the comfort of visitors.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Aug. ioth, 1901
THE   BRIDGE   BANQUET, f
Y— Palace
Successful Social Gathering to      Livery  {ft
Celfejtfate the   Opening Stable
of the Tulameen
Bridge.
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
THE BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
HEAD OFFICE—TORONTO.
PAID-UP CAPITAL,    -      -      -      -      $8,200,000
BESEBVE FUND, 2,000,000
Aggregate Resources over $65,000,000.
Hotel Tulameen
j   The
largest and Most
Home-
like
lotel in Princeton
is now
!    open
for the travelling
public.
Our
bar  is  stocked v
rith the    j
Best
of Wines,   Liquc
rs   and
1    Ciga
s.    Special efforts
will be
made
in the Cullinary
Depart-    j
ment
aud tables  will be furn-    I
ished
afforc
with the best the market    ]
s.
*™'"BridgSeeaB°C? '   ApplytoA*
PRINCETON,   B. C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
 auo. ioth. .90. THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
HEDLEY CITY
20 Mile Creek, Similkameen
District, British Columbia.
The centre of the Mining Industry of Middle Similkameen.
The following Mines are in operation within one half mile.
NICKLE PLATE
The KINGSTON
The R0II0 7
The Sunset
Golden Lily
end Many Others.
Lots now on the market and selling like hot-cakes.
Buy early and get the choice.    Prices
$WO to $150
In three Payments:— 1-3 Cash;   1-3 in Six months;  1=3 in Twelve months.
R. If. PARKINSON, Gen'l iflP.
HEDLEY CITY and FAIRVIEW J. C.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
PRINCETON,  B.   C,
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR stnughT^-q
j Eberts and McBride need no t be
moved because they are in Hue, but
anyone with the slightest Liberal
I tendency must (according to the
rtlE   PRINCETON   PUBLISHING   CO.  Cabinet   maker   from    Kootenay)
"Walk the plank." so.    I
=     Johnevidently fears the old Mar- ilkam*
tin, Brown,  Mclnnes combination | Koote
J. ANDERSON.      •]$&. Manager, amf-although    disagreeing    with
Capt. Tatlow in many ways, would
much rather see him  succeed   Mr.
Turner as Finance   Minister, than
^™Steo°"Yy.T'.".".'.".".".' 53!™ bear J.C. Brown's name mentioned
p.iynbic invariably in Advance. as a propable candidate.    The pre
mier he accepts as a man who   has
Subscriber* will confer a favor on this office by   nQ clecjdet;l  political ideas, but  who
The Simlikameen is apparently
proving a lucrative field for the
hustling townsite promoters.
Princeton however cannot be robbed of its prestige as the leading
town of the district—it is already
established as such and will remain
the
The announcement
it contained
in
this week's   issue,
haX_a__priv£
ite
bank will shortly be
established
in
Princeton, is of grea
I importance
to
Aug. ioth, 1901
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT&G1LMAN
ASSAY OFFICE and ORE TESTING WORMS.
Assaying and Complete Mining Suit
ing Tests Made from
Small Samples up to Ton Lots.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CARDS
W. J. WATERflAN, M. E.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims'
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
HOPE   SURVEY.
for Ne
= favor c
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C.
ounHpanchi
er of resffn
°Pe RICHARD H. PARKINSON
rineial Land Surveyo
Civil Engineer
id   Notary Public.
raLBiafilen:
■ Mr. D. C. Coi
— ■OCXS'
he Similkameen cc
nt cba»pion in t;
:ta Curtis, of Rossis
portion of the proposed  route froi
Coast to Boundary.
John Houston ha
-eakness of the pre
proximity to the mines, it \
an immense amount of ca
properly   develop   and   eq
take po
! JAMES HISLOP	
i MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
, » i Princeton.B. C	
I JOHN  W.   PECK  & CO.,
Wholesale Clothing
uld      When Bis
[1 Gallagher gets a
, we would suggest
:  Hon. Mr. Mulock
nt
•cting   smelters to  treat the
Premier Dunsmuir to change ministers Wells, Prentice and McBride,
by giving the Chief Commissioner's
position to Price Ellison of East
Yale, the portfolis of ministers of
mines to Robert Green, of Slocan,
and transfer Mr. McBride to the
Provincial secretary's office. The
result ot the change recommended
by the member  for   Nelson   really' scale.
ore, would of a necessity, waut to
secure several properties to insure
them sufficient ground to   make it
govern-1 -^ development and treatment.
sinS e Especially on Copper and Kennedy
e^—6 I mountains, the prospectors and
claim owners should pool their interests and make arrangements for
grouping their properties and concentrating the work done, as any
bona-fide company intending to
min 2 properly would want to secure
a group sufficiently extensive to
warrant them going ahead with
mining and   smelting   on   a  large
hich have been re-
he provincial post
We have waited
now William, and |
early exhausted.
Mens'   Furnishings.
VANCOUVER,   B.  C.
;tter orders
ASSAYERS'   CARDS.
PRINCETON ASSAY
OFFICE,       C.  B.  HARRIS,
Assayer and Chemist.
Your        We can save you money
I Watch   on your Repairing.   .
Repairing.
of      W. J. KERR, Kamloops,
Mail Your Samples to
. . GUESS  BROS., . .
Assay Laboratory.
(Established   1895.)
GREENWOOD, - -       B.  B.
B. C. POTTERY CO.
CHIMNEY PIPES, SEWER PIPES, ETC
VICTORIA, B. C.
 3th, I90I
"NO HOPE."
A Railroad Ballad, Composed on the
Summit ofthe Hope Pass by a
p, Victoria Visitor.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
G. I ALLAN
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
I SHOES^
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
" Sunset Brown's " Volcanic.
.„__—Ill
Prospectors
....STOP?
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
Mining Supplies
of Every
lepth of more than 1,300 fe
>elieved that fully 1,500 f
rained on the lead   by the  time  the ore
The Volcanic group is probably the
>est known property in the Boundary,
ts enormous red outcrop of mineral be-
ng a landmark for miles, and everyone
vho has visited the claims declare that
lere is the making of the biggest mine
n British Columbia, if not in the world.
Mr. Bro.wn is talking of stocking the
•roup at an early date, and the citizens
>f Grand Forks, after all, may be given,
in opportunity of subscribing for shares
n   this   well   known   bonanza.—Grand
-ad.     m<*<w<m<m<m<m<.<m<m<m<
lonk
ly a   f   The Nearest Point to the   10  M
e'ral   j» Creek Mines.
Mrs. Slowboy—My husband's so lazy
fiat if it wasn't for me I don't believe he
would get up in time to go to bed.
Mrs. Rounder—My husband's different. He scarcely goes to bed in time to
get up.
'S
...HOTEL
LOWER NICOLA.
The  shortest  route by 10  Mile to
a  Princeton from Spence's Bridge is
(J     Via Lower Nicola.
V The  table  is  supplied   with   pro-
V duce from our own gardens.
f» COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
(• Headquarters for Smith's Stage
I
|t>l^i!"lH *"' \2r*\i?*\£?q^>*\2r*\27*\2?a,
Owning
and
Operating
The
SUNSET
Mine
On 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 Mine. It is an investment ! No Speculation ! Ore enough in sight to return 100 per cent, on amount
invested.    BUY TO-DAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will
Make You Rich.
FOR FURTHER IMFORMATION APPLY TO
R. A. BROWN,
PRINCETON or Grand Forks, B. C.
 fcgg
AN EXPERT'S OPINION.
Jas. D. Sword Makes Careful
Examination of the Mineral Resource of the
Similkameen.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Aug. ioth. 1901
py
lay night, pleased with
a and with the assurance
no question but that thev are by far the
largest showings of copper ore iu south-
:ru British Columbia. Several of the
surface exposures measure upwards of 30
fee-- in width. In such large showings it
is difficult to form a correct idea of  the
iver, is low grade but exists in such large
juantities, that, providing the present
price of copper is maintained and trans-
-rartation is afforded to this camp, it will I H
^eiedToiit zir*r i
remarkable exposures of ore of a /7/BJ
:ally similar character aud occur- H
n fact there is little room for doubt  jfll
JOB
PRINTING
OI Every Description
Neatly Executed
at the
I
jnpanying   the  product   of  Copper  and   Kennedy  jffjKi
.and left  mayalsri   be   absolutely   necessary that   (§f
ar repre-   these fluxL.s carry some value either ;n   Wg
•
r lauds,
OFFICE
BOILERS, ENGINES AND PUMPS   in   s
shipment; also FANS, BLOWERS, BOILE
ES. ORE   BUC
ilphide   ha
,- Mr. Pollock.    It
Hydraulic Mining Outfits—Riveted Steel Pipe, rioni=-
tors, Water Gates, &c.
VANCOUVER - ENGINEERING - WORKS.
Vancouver Street Fair.
g  like beavers to get everything
he fair is sure to be a huge suc-
seeing it, the Canadian Pacific
Y Company will make a specially
e of single fare for the round trip
tations west of  Revelstoke.    The
JOHN LOVE tf CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
Presriptions ^Carefully& Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage prompth*
A tteuded to.
[SUCCESS.
and Works:
ARMSTRONG & MORRISON.]
of Heatley Avenue, VANCOUVER, B. C
Muralo Wall Finish
A household necessity and a household beautifier—a dry powder put up in 5 pound packages and 25 beautiful shades.
When house cleaning be sure and use Muralo and have
some thing for your work.    Easily applied and won't rub off.
McLENNAN, McFEELEY & CO.,
LIJ1ITED.
122 Cordova Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
THE DRIARD HOTEL
JOE RICHARDS,  Manager NICOLA    LAKE.
Headquarters for Mining  Men and Prospectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
 Notice of  Forfeiture.
NOTICE.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
FOR   SALE.
mill Machinery as Good as New.
Princeton Coal
The Vermilion   Forks
Mining Company
•.RE   NOW    PREPARED   TO   SEL
COAL   AT
$6 per Ton at the Pit,
or 50c. per Sack
KEITH   & TOWNLEY
REAL ESTATE AND MINING BROKERS
COMMISSION   AGENTS.
Q. riURDOCH
Blacksmithing
and Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
P R I NCETON,    B. C.
PrincetonianssM^6
When in Phoenix
The Victoria Hotel
B. TOMKINS,
SIMII.KAMKK.V  PROPJJRTV.^gf
Correspondence Invited.
305 CAMBIE ST.      .       .      VANCOUVER.
Rennie &Bell
Men's
Clothing
Anything
in the  line of
Groceries.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
 ABB	
SOO  LiNE.
\   _ ;;
IMPERIAL   : :   LIMITED
COAST TO COAST IN4DAY5.
FIRST-CLASS
TOURIST SLEEPERS.
—EAST   AND  WEST—
Sailings from Vancouver for
ALASKA,
CHINA,
JAPAN,
AUSTRALIA.
J. E. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
LEADING HOTEL IN PRINCETON
J. H. JACKSON,  Sole Proprietor.
u going to Spend the Coming Senson
In the Hills?
g
if If «o you will need to know where to go for your CAMPING
OUTFIT and SUPPLIES.    We Make it Our Business to ||
Ii Prospectors and /lining Hen
II Generally, find that it pays for them to do their trading at the Jg
H PROSPECTOR'S SUPPLY STORE.
W B. E. THOMAS, Prop.   Mt
CLAIMS
STAGE
LINE      jj|^
Lake  for Kamloops  every
Nicola, Coutlee's, Nicola La
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<>/S/*r\*Sr>*S/^
Similkameen   Butcher= I
ing Co.,
RICHTER & SUMHERS,
PROPRIETORS.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers tn Heats.
L     Orders Filled for any point in the Similkameen Valley.
LIVERY, FEED STABLE andPASTURE.
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Similkameen.
■■WV***
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
I
-iPifNcrroN i:
British Coltsmfoi&m
>*\>%>%>*ir%>*m>*\>*\
Lots for
• • • ck7dl\^ • • •
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 Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED .at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tufanftfen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
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
Send for Map and Price List to S> S> S> <& -j*
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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