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 PRINCETON, MARCH, 16th, 1901.
Want the V.V.&E.
The Entire District Endorses the Y.
Y. ft E— Nicola, Similkameen and
Osooyos Valleys Declare in Favor
of Re-granting the Suhsidy—Every
Town in the District Passes Resolutions at Public Meetings.
Nicola Lake—On Monday evening last the citizens of the Nicola
district held a public meeting to endorse the resolutions adopted at
the meeting of Saturday evening.
J. Anderson who had just arrived
from the coast addressed the meeting and explained the situation as
far as the feeling on the Pacific
coast was concerned. He showed
strongly the necessity of a competitive line in the province. Messrs.
Clapperton, Howse, Carrington and
Armstrong endorsed the granting
of the subsiby to tbe V. V. & E.
line. The delegates appointed were
instructed to join those appointed
from the Similkameen country in
urging the granting of the subsidy
to the V. V. & E. The meeting
was harmonious, all the resolutions
being adopted unanimously.
Hedley City—A public meeting
was held on Thursday night last to
consider the railway situation,
strong resolution was passed, asking
the government to grant the provincial subsidy to Mann and Mc-
Kenzie, Messrs. Arundel and Wollaston, who are now at Victoria were
proposed as delegates by Mr. P,
Scotf, the meeting unanimously
Consenting. A committee was form
ed and a copy ofthe resolution was
forwarded to the delegates, with the
request that they would represent
the interests of the district.
Keremeos—A public meeting is
called today at two o'clock to consider the railroad question. The
citizens are strongly in favor of the
provincial subsidy being granted to
Mann and Mackenzie. All the
prominent settlers in the valley have
endorsed the opinion. Delegates to
1 interview the government will be
appointed at the meeting to join the
delegations from the Similkameen
and Nicola districts.
Fairview—The citizens of Fair-
view have called a mass meeting to
discuss the railway situation. The |
principal merchants and mine owners in the district heartily endorse
the granting ofthe provincial' subsidy to the V.V. & E. Ry. Messrs.
Shatford, Hall, Parkinson, Russell, Love, Jones, Irwin and others
have expressed themselves strongly
in favor of competitive roads. Delegates will be appointed at tonights
meeting to urge the government to
grant the provincial subsidy to the
above mentioned company.
PURELY PERSONAL.
BACK FROM ONTARIO.
J. Hislop Returns from an Extended
Visit in the East.
Mr. James Hislop, P. L. S., returned
last Saturday evening from an extended
visit to Strasburg, his old home in Ontario, more than ever convinced that
British Columbia is the "Coming Land."
Just before he started to Princeton he received the sad news, that his brother had
been accidently killed in Chicago, 111.
The brother, whose home was in Skag-
way, Alaska, had also been on a visit
to his old home—having been married
but a few weeks—going from" there to
Eagleston, 111., a suburb of Chicago, to
visit his wife's brother, and it was at this
place that he met his sad death. It seem:
that he was boarding a near-by train
going into the city, when in some man
ner he was thrown against a bridge tim'
ber, meeting almost instant death. He
accompanied by bis wife, was preparing
to return to Alaska, where Mr. Hislop
had accepted a position as Chief engineer
of a large syndicate operating there.
Mr. Hislop has the sympathy of th<
entire community in the untimely tak
ing away of a fond brother, when he was
just starting to reap the fruits of a life of
honest and successful endeavor.
The brother has held numerous responsible positions in the engineering
line and was mayor of Skagway for two
KEREMEOS   NEWS.
A strong athletic associatioiytoas formed
here this week. The obje« of the association is to take charge of the local
field day celebrations, holiday
amusements, etc., etc. It is expected
that a base ball club will be formed as a
branch of the "new idea."
An amusing sitting of the Justice of the
Peace court was held here Thursday. It
was a mineral location squabble, Italian
vs. Irish. The justices on. the bench,
Messrs. Coulthard and /Parkinson
promptly found both partie/at fault and
dismissed the case. Wh^will eventually
get the disputed claim ^s^till a matter of
conjecture.
v boat
F. Bolter was a passenger
stage.
Jack Cunningham was a passenger on
today's stage to Otter Flat.
H. Duncan went—and then again h e
did'nt—to Penticton this week.
Hugh Hunter and R. Stevenson made
a trip to Copper mountain one day this
Judge Tom Murphy came down from
Granite   Creek on Wednesday to talk
•J. H. Jackson haeilad bis
taken to Otter Flatywhere he i
means of crossftig-fo his ranch t
Debarro's hotel.
Clarence Woodward, of Lower Nicola,
drove a special rig in from Spence's
Bridge on Wednesday with J. Anderson
passenger.
James Anderson made a trip to Keremeos, Thursday to urge the sending of
delegates to Victoria, in thi
the Coast-Kootenay railway.
Geo. Aldous, left the first of the week
for Spence's Bridge for a load of freight,
preparatory to opening up the Tulameen
hotel on the first of.April.
C. O. French now has connection with
his ranch across the Simjtttameen river,
two mile up from town^>y way of a "flying" ferry, having stretched a cable across
the river the fore-part of the week.
Tbe stage running between Keremeos
and Hedley City on 20 Mile creek
ing a rushing business. This week two
mid-night trips-were made by the company between Hedley and Keremeos.
The stage is called the V. V. & E. Flyer.
Our old friend Capt W. Holmes at
Granite Creek, is walking round on his
tiptoes this week. It happened last Saturday afternoon. A girl. Mother and
baby both doing well and "Cap." is expected to reach his normal condition
shortly.
A public subscription was taken up to
assist in defraying the expenses of the
delegates W. J. JWaterman headed
the list with $25 and other citizens made
a generous response. The delegates
leave tomorrow morning for Victoria and
will join the other delegates appointed
from Nicola, Similkameen and Osooyos
districts.
Fred Gunter, returned to Princeton
on Wednesday, from Boundary points
where he has been spending the wintex.
Fred says he has been the "rounds" and
and knows of no country which shows
better chances than this same Similkameen, and that as soon as the Keremeos
road is finished we could look for a big
influx of people. Mr. Gunter has some
promising claims on One-Mile which he
expects to develop this summer.
Princeton Decides
Enthusiastic Meeting Decides Unanimously in Favor of the Y. Y. ft E.
Ry.—Strong Resolutions Passed.—
Public Subscription Collected to
Help Defray Expenses of Delegates
At the public meeting held today
in tbe Harris Hall, the citizens of'
Princeton and district decided unanimously in favour of the government granting a subsidy to the V.
V. & E. Ry, and appointed delegates to carry the resolution to
Victoria, and present it to the member for West Yale. Mr. Denis Murphy, and to the executive council.
' Judge T. Murphy was appointed
chairman with Mr. H. Webb as
acting secretary of the meeting.
Messrs. Murphy, Anderson, Waterman, Hall, Thomas and others
addressed the audience.
Mr. Hall proposed that a letter
should be written to Denis Murphy
Esq., M. L. A., for this district
asking him to support Mackenzie
& Mann, as the entire community
were in favor of their line, seconded
by Wm. Wilson and carried unan-""
imously.
The following resolution was
then passed without a dissenting
voice: Moved by W. J. Waterman
and Jas. Anderson and seconded by
J. H: Jackson and B. Hall:
Whereas the Similkameen district of
West Yale has fully demonstrated
that immense coal, copper and other
mineral resources exist in this section, besides a wealth of wonderful rich grazing,
timber and agricultural land, and that
without railroad facilities the country cannot be developed, and these resources
made a marketable commodity, therefore
be it resolved,
That the citizens of Princeton and district strongly urge that the Provincial
government re-grant the subsidy of $4000
a mile to the V. V. & E. Ry. Co., with
the following testrictions, viz: That the
Government take control of the freight
and passenger rates, and ask the V.V.&E.
Co. to furnish bonds for the immediate
construction and completion of the road.
The delegates appointed were
Messrs. T. Murphy, C. Thomas, J.
Anderson, Geo. Aldous, C. B. Harris and Wm. Knight.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
March i6th, 1901
Bad Mining Laws
British Colombia Jockeying Drives Investors Away-So Says E.L. Brown
of the Sunset.
R. L. Brown, who has recently
returned from a trip tl rough tbe
east, stated in an interview with a
Grand Forks Gazette reporter the
other day tbat it was practically
impossibly to interest capital in any
mining project in British Columbia
at present.
"I talked with over twenty millionaires while in the east" said Mr.
Brown, "and every one of them,
th
able
ig in mining
y the uncer-
Mineral Act,
ness of some
of c
•'I was not aware of the two., per
cent tax-upon the gross output of
British Columbia mines until I went
east, and when the proposition was
first flashed On me I gave it the
laugh. The man to whom I was
talking, simply, reached up to a
pigeon hole of his desk and taking
of
B.  C.  mil
laws, pointed out the clause in black
and white.    I was dumb-founded.
"I noticed all through the east
that the moneyed fiien were as well
or better posted upon our mining
laws than I was, and after this one
experience when any thing unusual in the mining laws was quoted to me I simply kept still and con-
ceeded the point.
"These people were almost without exception anxious to invest in
our great mining properties,, but under the existing mining laws and
considering the unreasonable manner in which they are tinkered at
every session ofthe provincial leg-
is lature they did not .care to run
concurrent upon such an investment
at least as long as there were equally
good fields where the law would
protect them instead of making them
simply a source of revenue to the
country."
FEARS C. P. R. METHODS.
A Chilliwack Writer Wants a Few
Safe-guards.
A correspondent writing in the
Chilliwack Progress evidently
realizes how cruel the C. P. R. can
be to those whom they would now
bring over their way of thinking,
when they once have them in their
grasp. As soon as they have .worked upon the sympathies of the public, notice what importance and
command they assume, even down
to the official who has charge of
nothing better than an Irishman's
car.     Immediately   they secure a
favor from the people they started
out on a game of sinch as a reward.
Towns and cities which do not meet
their every demand for free right-
of-way are completely side-tracked
and another C. P. R. town is started in opposition. Mileage for
months after the road is built is
charged at 10 cents per mile, just as
a reminder of what is to come.
Well may the above mentioned
writer say that: "We trust that
whether the Coast to Kootenay be
built by the Government and by
them leased, by the C. P. R., by
the V. V. & E., or by any other
person or body, the Government
will reserve to itself the right to regulate both passenger and ■ freight
raffic and also reserve power to
itself to acquire the same at an ascertainable price. We urge upon
the government also to make such
stipulations or regulations, so that
the builders of this road will not be
enabled to pass fixed and settled
points like Chilliwack, without having station facilities within at least
One-half mile of such points. If the
road is built by other than the
C. P. R. we have little fear on this
point, for with that company now
in control of the C. P. N. boats an
outside company would naturally
(if practicable) build the line between the river and the settlers."
WANTED to purchase fanning land in
■ Keremeos Valley Similkameen Valley
or thereabouts.   Apply to
B. H. Hurst & Co.,
35 Fort Street.
Victoria, B. C.
New York Stocks.
Quotations from New "York Every few
Minutes...
Telephone 239. p o. Box 98
E. GARDINER-JONES
STOCK AND SHARE   BROKER
Mackinnon Building VANCOUVER, B. C
Prospectors
....STOPi
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
LEADING HOTEL IN PRINCETON
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.
mo3?reaCcW.       THE JAMES ROBERTSON CO., LTD,
into, St. John, Winnipeg and VANCOUVER. 	
BOOIS
AND
Shoes
Now is the time to secure your Winters Supply of
Foot Apparel. 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 Cheaply as yon
would have to pay for an Inferior Article.
PROSPECTOR'S SUPPLY STORE.
. E. THOMAS, Prop.
Similkameen   Butcher-
ing   Co.,   Princeton,   B. C.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any point in the Similkameen
galley.
C. SUMMERS,
Manager Princeton Branch
_J_
 March i6th, 1901
THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
Canadian Pacific
Navigation Co.
Time   Table   No. 55
Taking Effect, Nov. 15th.
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BARCLAY   SOUND ROUTE.
on ist, 7th, 14th and 20th  of each
he Company reserves the righto.
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CANADIAN
PACIFIC
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SOO LINE.
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
TUESDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
WEDNESDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
West Bound East Bound
4:05   32:03
raphle
J. E. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. G. P. A. AGENT
VANCOUVER, B.C. Spencks Bridge
ClARKS
STAGE
LINE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloops
every Friday at 6 a. m.
Carry flail and   Express.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicola,
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 8 a. m.
FRENCH & DAY
Tinsmiths, Gunsmiths, and Plumbers
Boat mud Shaa Repairing.
Repair work  of    Every   Description.
Railway Talk.
V. V. & E. Reported to Have Started
Work Near Grand Forks—Great
Northern Rumors.
Word comes from Grand Forks,
to the effect, that a party of surveyors presumably in the joint__em-
ploy .of Mackenzie & Mann and the
Greql_N_orthern. arrived in that
city and at once commenced arrangements for getting in the field.
This party has commenced work at
a point on the international boundary line below Cascade and are
working up the river toward Grand
Forks. They will run the line
from Grand Forks to Midway,
where the survey will be taken up
by another gang who will be in the
field within a few days and it will be
taken from there to Fairview,
thence to Keremeos, thence up the
Similkameen to Princeton, from
there to Otter Flat, thence westerly
to the Fraser river and down to
Vancouver.
As to how soon construction will
commence, we have it on first-class
authority that the grading of the
road and the laying of the track
will be started by the first day of |
next May. It is also stated that
that the work of building the
Great Northern from a point on the
Spokane Northern to the international boundary line near Cascade
will be begun at the same time, or
to use his exact words, "Dirt will
be flying by the first of May."
Jim Hill's surveyors have already
surveyed a line from Marcus,
point on the Spokane Falls
Northern, up the Kettle river
through the polville reservation to
Nelson, Wash,, a point four and
one half miles from Grand Forks.
The survey touches a point on the
frontier twelve miles east, at Cascade. B. C. If Jim Hill does not
build further west than Cascade or
Nelson the Mackenzie & Mann
people will have to cross the divide
between Boundary creek and Fourth
of July creek, a feat that cannot be
accomplished without the expenditure of a large sum of money.
Hill, however, would have no
difficulty in extending his line further west from Nelson by following
the water grade of the main Kettle
river entirely through American
territory to Midway, bTc^—If*Hill
comes as far as JNelson, a point
west of Cascade, it is evident that
he will also extend south to Republic and other camps on the reservation, thus cutting off another
great field over which the C. P.
has long been gloating as a source
of revenue which could be squeezed
with rich results.
The people of Nelson, Wash., are
jubilant over the activity being
shown by the V. V. & E. and
Great Northern forces and the early
prospect of a railway from there to
Republic, for no one doubts that the
movement of the surveyors now
under way is the forerunner of such
a line. As a result a much firmer
tone prevails and great activity is
expected there this summer.
JOHN LOVE & CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
P McK3NNEY.v
A full line of Drugs, Stationery,  Drug-
ists Sundries.
Piesriptions^CarefulIy^ Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
Attended to.
Granite
Creekmm
a a .Hotel
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always been
Famous For the Excellence  '
of its table.
The nearest point to the '
richest Silver Lead mines <
in B. C, 'Summit City.'
There is more gold in j-
Granite Creek than, has m
yet been taken out. h
lis©!! 5
Stopping Point for        A
Princeton stages. h
G. LALLAN
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
^SHOES^
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
March i6th, 1901
THE
.# SIMILKAMEEN
•j*$TAR
1 Published Ii He interest oi Princeton and tne 1
|   Similkameen Country.
JAMBS ANDERSON, Manager.
Published Every Saturday by the
PRINCETON PUBLISHING COMPANY.
PRINCETON, BRITISH
MARCH 16TH, 1901.
Domestic; One Year, $2.00.     Foreign, One Year, $3.00.
Payable Invariably In Advance.
Sul scribcrs will confer a favor on this office by promptly report
lug any change in address or irregularity in receipt of the paper
i Rates furnished on application.    I.cpal notion
is advertising
EDITORIAL
The railway fight at Victoria is now takii
place. Our legislators are being asked wheth
the C. P. R. or the V. V. & E. Ry. shall ha^
the preference in constructing a short line
railway from the Coast to Kootenay. T]
country wants competitive railroads and tl
Nicola and Similkameen valleys strongly favoj
the granting of the provincial subsidy to tl
V. V. 6k E. Ry. Co.    The voice of the peop
the pr.
ict whi
nts
fthe
1 the pro
. railway will traverse,
lblic meeting have been held and without one
:igle dissenting voice the people have declared
r the restoring of the subsidy to the last named
a-lo<
.ct th
the
who
r thei
id
title*
ivhii
afte
the
iterests,
Let the government therefore restore the subsidy, with certain restrictions, such as control of
freight and passenger rates and provision for
immediate construction and completion of road.
We have watched and waited long for transportation facilities to open up the immense resources of our district. We have carefully
studied the railway question from every possible
view and we have decided that it is in the best
interests of the Nicola and Similkameen country
that the subsidy of $4000. a mile shall at once be
restored to the V. V. & E. railway. The people
living in the district have emphatically endorsed
that opinion and are doing everything in their
power to show their Strength and unanimity on
the subject. The government should respect
that opinion.
• • •
The leading article in the current number of
the Engineering Magazine, published in New
York and London, is "The Coming Industrial
Empire of Puget Sound," by D. B. Bogle.
While almost immeasurably enthusiastic over
the prospects which lie Before the cities of the
Pacific Northwest, Mr. Bogle's idea is that the
industrial possibilities are those of the greatest
importance, and the commerce which alone is
worth looking forward to at present is that
which will result from the sale of our own immediate local products.
He takes pains to point out that the mere
passage of commodities through a port does not
of itself build up wealth or population at that
point;  a fact of which there is a familiar instance
near at hand in this state. The trade of which
a seaport is but the depot and entrepot is of relatively small value to that port under modern
conditions, because modern commercial methods
prevent such ports from being the sellers, purchasers aud changers of this commerce. Not
until the Pacific cities attain a commanding
position in other directions can they look forward to being the actual distributing centers of
tbe imports from Asia, or the actual marts of
sale of the exports to these countries.
The commanding position can, however, be
obtained, in Mr. Bogle's opinion, by developing
to tbe utmost the industrial resources which lie
at our door in an extent and profusion not to be
found elsewhere in the world. This is the basis
upon which the industrial empire of Puget
sound must rest. It is in the enumeration of
these resources that the writer becomes most
enthusiastic: pointing out, for example, that
with the exception of nickel and tin, every metal
in commercial use is found in.almost inexhaustible quantities in the country bordering upon
Puget sound, and our coal measures are among
the greatest in the world. Even more important than this is the fact that the requisites for
economical reduction of iron and steel could not
be improved upon. The enormous extent of
water power available all along the western
slope of the Cascade mountains in the country
pordei
)fvas
upon
uget s
ldustrial
eloi
Taking these resources and their splendid
availability into consideration, his conclusion is
that in manufacturing for the Asiatic market
the Puget sound region stands beyond all other
portions of the world, and will be in a position
to defy absolutely all competition. The sum
and substance of his argument is that, "if the
Pacific coast, centralized in the Pacific Northwest, is by position, internal resources and the
character of its people, fitted to become the industrial and commercial centre of this empire,
then an industrial development, an accumulation of wealth, alphase of culture, a breadth and
intensity of all the activities of human life,
which will be the final consummation of the
great wave of migatory impulse which has peopled the North American continent, may be expected to be built up upon these shores."
His final prediction is that the day will come
when the ports ofthe North Pacific coast "will
not only be engaged in a great trade in the export of all classes of manufactures, but form a
reservoir into which the untold wealth of Oriental nations is poured, there to be manufactured
and transferred and adapted to the needs of a
great and rich population. . Here, indeed, will
the impulse of Western civilization be realized
in the most glorious, perhaps its final consummation. Here in this imperial situation, holding in one hand the keys of all Europe and
America, and with the other embracing the
commercial destinies of all Asia and Oceanica,
Western civilization, in its peculiar industrial
features, will attain a magnitude and a character
of domination superior to every phase of it
which has gone before, as each of these has been
superior to precedent variations."—P. I.
•  •  •
When the war between the blue and the gray
in the United States commenced the North felt
confident that it would be ended in three months.
It took four years to make the South throw up
the ramrod. The South African one was to
have been settled more than a year ago. It is
still smoking. This shows how easy egotistical"
nations can make wrong calculations.—Ledge.
BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL CARDS
W. J. WATERHAN, M. E.
., I, n. E.r Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
'AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
PRINCETON, B. C.
RICHARD H.PARKINSON
Provincial Land Surveyor,
and  Notary Publics.
 JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
•Princeton,B. C...
PRINCETON ASSAY
OFFICE,       C.  B.  HARRIS,
Assayer and Chemist. .
Will Guarantee Accuracy and Return Report of
Bridge Street.,    PRINCETON, B. C.
LINDLEY & FOSTER,
Taxidermists   and Furriers.
VICTORIA, B. C.
ASSAY OFFICE AND ORE
TESTING  WORKS	
W. PELLEW-HARVEY,
/ Assaying and Complete Mining Smelting Tests Made from
Small Samples up to Ton Lots.
VANCOUVER, B
JOHN W.   PECK & CO.,
Wholesale Clothing
Mens'   Furnishings.
VANCOUVER,  B.  C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful   and   Prompt   Attention to all
LETTER ORDERS.
Your        We can save you money
Watch   on your Repairing.
Repairing.
A full Line of Watches and the Latest Styles of
W. J. KERR, Kamloops, B. C.
 March i6th, 1901
THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
At Twenty=Mile
Mr. J. H. Yates of Spokane Gives His
Views Twenty-Mile Properties-
Thinks Well of Hedley City.
A correspondent from Loomis,
Wash, sends the following account
of Twenty Mile camp to the Spokesman-Review:
John H. Yates of Spokane came
in a few days ago from Hedley
City, a promising little burg situated on Twenty MilC*creek, at its
confluence with the Similkameen
river, about 70 miles north of|
Loomis.
Some of the best showings in the
Similkameen country are located on
Nickle Plate mountain, at the base
of which is located Hedly City
The ore is exactly like that of thi
Rossland district, but it is said to
be much richer. Telling ol con
ditions Mr. Yates said:
"One ofthe leading mines ofthe
district; is the Nickle1 Mate, located
at an elev'a'tiOn' t>f 6650 feet on the
mountain of the same name. This
property is operated by a Mr. Rogers, who, it is generally-tipaei^trJcw
is in the employ of the Marcus
Daly estate. Fdrty men are
jployed, and an air compressor plant
Is in course of installation. Work
on the mine has been in pro<
off and on for the past three years,
and there areseveral hundred thousand tons of ore on the dump, every
pound of which can be shipped
soon transportation is available.
I "The same people who own the
Nicle Plate also control the Bull
Dog, Sunnyside and several other
Claims of more or less note.
I "The Horsefly, owned by Wollaston & Bendell? is ope of the
promising mines in the camp.
Twenty tthousand douars will"be
spent in development work this
summer. Considerable work has
already been done and a great dea'
of ore blocked out.
"The Princeton, at an elevation
of 5200 feet, is owned by a Mr.
Bowen, and is under bond to L. L.
Patrick for a large figure. The
showing on this property is among
the best on the mountain.
• "The Rolla and King claims are
owned by Johnson and Hedley, and
have excellent showings. They
are already well developed; in fact
they may be already called mines,
the amount of ore in sight making
it. perfectly justificable. These
properties are also under bond to
Mr. Patrick.
"The Kingston and War Horse
are two famous properties of the
district and have been bonded for
a very large sum. The best ore in
camp is being taken out of these
claims, and one crosscut is in ore 30
feet, the ore assaying from 40
to 60 per cent, copper and pot less
than $50 in gold.
"Two very promising claims are
the Sacramento and Morning Star.
They have large ledges and I, am
told the ore averages $27 in gold,
besides carrying good copper values.
"I have carefully examined: the
district. I have no interest whatever, but I am strongly of the opinion that Hedley City, on Twenty
Mile creek, is the natural point for
a town, and is the only possible
supply center for Nickle Plate
mountain. I firmly believe that
this place will be one of the greatest
mining camps in British Columbia.
I talked to several mining men
there and they pronounced the
Nickle Plate the greatest prospect
they know of in Canada, and many
consider the Kingston equally
good.
"Comparatively speaking, the
country has been very lime prospected and might be said to be virgin field. With the coming of the
railroad, which will pass directly at
the base ofthe Niclke Plate mountain and through the town of Hedley City, the growth of the country
will undoubtedly be phenomenal."
FOR SALE.
S'5oBCT«S'N^ola Valley.     Crown  Grant
Price 11350.   Apply E. A. Harris,
' 35 Fort Street  Victoria,
-Or at Star Office, Princeton.
The Nearest Point to the 10 Mile
Creek Mines.
woodward's
...HOTEL j
LOWER NICOLA.
The shortest route by 10 Mile to |
•Princeton from Spence's Bridge
Via Lower Nicola.
The table, is supplied   with pro- f
duce from our own gardens.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage ■
SMOKE
Tucket ts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
'T'hey are the Purest
J^ certainly the
Rest in the market.
Geo.LTucKeit«sonCo.
HAMILTON, ONT.
THE V.V.&E. and C. PR.
MM" /I^HBrUff* the Government for a subsidy to
rlKL Hujllll ill build a railroad through Princeton
while this week WE ARE ASKING the Public to call and
inspect Our New and Complete Stock of Spring Goods,
which we are receiving daily, consisting of
Ladies Blouses, Wrappers, Shirts, Etc*
Gent's Spring* and Summer Suits in all
sizes, colors, and prices and made to
FIT.
Shirts and Ties and in fact everything
in Gents Furnishing cannot be excelled.
Mining Supplies a Specialty. Largest
Stock in the Yale District. No trouble
to show Goods.
4» Em Howse,
General Merchant
Princeton and Nicola Lake.
—When you are figuring on a HYDRAULIC MINING OUTFIT la-^where can you do the BEST?
r^BESJT includes all the conditions—price, quality of
materials, and workmanship, knowledge of mining re-
quirements, closest proximity to seat of mining,
promptness and absolute reliability manufacturers.
There are other conditions-
r them all.
What
You
Want
To
Know
%¥£££*£&**.     ARMSTRONG   &  MORRISON,
,ra«V   . IRON AND STEEL WORKS.
Uncouver, B.C.      M{e'TS&o^Thr^c^%^ea^Js0t1t
and Monitors. *>
S. A. HARTMAN,
Mines and
Mining
ROSSLAND  B. C. Jan. 4, 1901.
We have first class connections and can find the necessary
capital to work and develop meritorious copper propositions in
the Similkameen country. If you have a good claim with a
fine showing we will find you a buyer. We cordially invite
your correspondence.
Respectfully,
Office: 43 Columbia Ave. S. A. HARTMAN.
THE DRIARD HOTEL
JOB RICHARDS, Manager NICOLA   LAKE.
Headquarters for Mining Men and .Prospectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
Dining Room Service Unsurpassed. Only the Choicest Brands of Liquors at
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
March i6th, 1901
GRAND PACIFIC
HOTEL kamloops, 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. BARNUART, Prop.
B. C. POTTERY CO.
Manufacturers of
CHIMNEY PIPES, SEWER PIPES, ETC.
"We Invite Correspondence."
VICTORIA, B. C.
Rennie &Bell
 FOR	
Men's
Clothing:
 OR	
Anything
in the line of
flen'sWear
Through the Week.
- It should be indelibly impressed
upon the minds of those who have
the granting of the subsidy, at
Victoria, to the V. V. & E. Ry,
that a competitive railway would
be the crowning salvation of our
province, and that the destiny of
our province should not be crucified
by the arms of a railway octopus.
This octopus has been weighed and
is found wanting, so gentlemen
look well to your ballots.
There are a few people in this
part of the country who do not
know 'the meaning of the word
"hustle". According to Webster
it means, to shake, to shove or
push. That is the very thing
which parties who should be on
their mettle for the towns best welfare, sadly lack. They ask, "Tell
me what to do 'and I will think it
over." That is the trouble, they
want two much time to think. It
should not take a ten year old boy
boy half an hour to see the needs
of this immediate community.
Don't require somebody to push
you but go into the pushing business yourself. If you don't like a
secondary position do something to
entitle you to the first.  '
Fortunately there are a goodly
number of people around here who
are embued with the spirit of enterprise, and are not waiting for the
boom to strike before putting on
their hustling clothes. This is
evinced by the numerous small improvements that are going on in
town, and although they are not so
noticeable to one living here,
give the place a very good appearance to outsiders.
The town—pump in front of
Freach_&--©a^'s is the latest
proveinent to meet the eye on
Bridge street. It was placed there
by the above enterprising firm, and
will be a great boon to the weary
and thirsty passer-by. Just ac
the street Luke Gibson has been
putting on some fancy touches by
way of a new picket fence. A new
cross-walk is still another improvement, being built by the townsite
company. We are glad to note
that the spirit of enterprise is becoming contageous, and we only
hope it will continue so.
The following riddles by Billy
Knight, were too deep for ye quill
driver so we pass them on:
"A school-boy ate its head off,
then wrote on its tail; Mama says
she likes you whole, when watered
t pail."
Young men most admire me,
when I'm prominent I own; But if
you kick my center out, I become a
general boom.
THE
SUNSET
COPPER
MINING
COMPANY
UMITfD.
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 MFORMATION APPLY TO
R. A. BROWN,
PRINCETON or Grand Forks, B. C.
J
 March i6th, 1901
THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
G.nURDOCH
Blacksmithing
and Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON,    B. C.
LATEST MINING MAP OF THE
LOWER SIM-
ILKAMEEN
WITH ASPECIALLY
PREPARED REPORT
OF ITS DIFFERENT MINING CAMPS; AND A COM-
PLETETRAVEIAER'S GUIDE
■ COMPETED AND DRAWN BY *S JS
/SjFRANK   BAILEY.
FOR  SALE AT   THE
STAR  OFFICE.
PRICE   $2.o\o   PER   COPY.
Palace
Livery
Stable.
i
KEREMEO
Saddle Horses to al
Similkameen Distri
ers  from the Bou
:an    secure    horse
"rinceton.
m
iun in Connectk
the Ker
S, B. C.
Points in the
:t. isS?rTravel-
ndary District
s   through   to
>n with
:meos Hotel.
WANTED to purchase farming land
Keremeos Valley Similkameen Valley
■ or thereabouts.   Apply to
B. H. HURST & Co:,
35 Fort Street.
Victoria, B. 1
Coal Licence Application.
THIRTY days after date I intend to aj
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
ing  north 80 chaii
Located March 1:
COAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS.
THIRTY days after date we the undersigned
intend toapply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for
coal on lands situated on the West side of One
Mile creek, about two miles from the Similka-
Commencing at a post marked J. R. Hunter
S. F. TUNSTALL.
i J. R. Hunte
—•lMSiW.C
io chains
Commencing at a post marked M. L. Tunstall
N.W.C., placed alongside of J. R. Hunter S.W.C
Dated February 22nd, 1901.
M. L. TUNSTALL-
Commencing' at a post marked T. H. Murphy
N.E.C placed along side of S. J. Tuiistall's 8.E.C.
and {running south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains, thence east 80
Dated February 22nd, loot.
T. H. MURPHY.
end to apply within 30 days to the Chie
~a ""wte for a Licen s<
lowing describee
Of Similkameei
iver and joining Wampoles on North side, beiuj
ne ofthe Spenccr-Wampole group,
Commencing at notice post running north &
hains, east 80 chains, south 80 chains and wes
a chains back to starting point. In all 640 acres
Located Febuary 5th 1901.
H. J. CAMBIE,
S. Spencer, Aot.
scribed lands situated on South bank of Similkameen river opposite Scotstou .joining Wampole's
on south side and being one of Spencer- Wampole
group- .... j     §S   ,.
Commencing at notice post north side crossing
east, So chains north and 80 chains west, back
to starting point.   In all 640 acres.
Locatea February sth, 1901.
E. M. TATtOW.
S. Spencer, Agt.
Within 30 days I intend to apply to Chief Com-
prospect for coal on following described lands:
Situated on north side Similkameen river, and
joining S. Spencers on north side being one of
the Spencer-Wampole group.
—■" running north
1 chain
iochal
arting  point
M. SPENCER.
follows:
Brick coal claim.   About  % mile south'of th'
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence nortr
chains to place of commencement. Contain
640 acres M. A. BRICK, Locatoi
Dated RI
12th 11
 _t a stake on the east side of
cedar creek about % mile from the Tulameen
river and marked SE corner Harris coal claim,
thence running west along the Richter claim 80
chains: thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south 80 chains to point of com-
C. B. HARRIS, Locator.
Dated March 12th, 1901.
Commencing at a stake on the east bank of
Cedar creek about K mile from the Tulameen
river and marked N E corner Richter coal claim,
thence running south along the Brick coal claim
80 chains: thence west 80 chains; thence north 80
taining 640 acres.
C.   RICHTER, Locator.
Tulameen river, about
mouth ofthe mouth of C
Dated March 14th ic
>ated March 14th ic
claim, thence
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains  ..
point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.
JNO. aMBERTY, Local
Dated March 13th 1901.
apply 1
 of Landsand Works ._.
rospect for coal on the following land: Con:
lencing at the Initial Post, north of Scotsto:
n the north bank of the "-'—
unning north 80 chain
:h day of December, 1900.
THIRTY days afterdate I
Chief Commissioner of
described land:
D
Located March 14,1901.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply t
icense.to prospect for coal in and on the
mencement.   Containing in all 640 acres moi
less. PERLY RUSSEL
Dated at Princeton, February 4th 1901.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply tc
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
lowing described li
TAMES A
y 3rd, 1901.
d the
iefCon
D thai
 prospect fo
ing described lands:
Commencing at a post placed on
bank ofthe Similkameen river i& mil
Princeton, running thence south 80 chair
' of commencemei
d to apply
and Works
the follow-
CO.,
Thirty days after date I intend toapply tothe
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for a
license to prospect for coal in and on the land
here described: On the north bank of the Similkameen river, on the north . side   Spencer's
chains east; 80 chains south; 80 chains west to
starting point.   In all 640 acres.
F. W. WAMPOLE.
Dated this 16th day of January 1901.
LAND LEASE.
 ipply to the Chief Comi	
of Lands and Works at Victoria, B. C. for permission to lease the following described land as
ted on Darcy moun-
in about three miles s
ebruary 9th, 1901,
mce 40 chains north, thence.
>int of commencement and co:
1 mere or less.
JAMES DARCY.
CERTIFICATES   OP   IMPROVEMENTS.
ROANY MINERAL CLAIM, situal
Similkameen Mining Division of Yale :
Where Locatei.:—On the Tulame
ibout nine miles from its junction witl
Take Notice tl	
igent for J. O. Coulthi
I, F. 1
r, toapply
And further take noti
e of Imr.
dayofji
ixty days from the date then
fining Recorder for a Certil
ts, for the purpose of obtaii
groves,
red e-igle mineral claim.
Situate in the Similkameen Mining Division op Yale E
Copper Mount
'OTIC
days from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold
for the purpose of obtaining a Croi
And further take notice, that ad
must be sent to the Gold Commissio
tificate of in
Ds ted this
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE.
To William H. Morrison,  Rossland,
British Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended
"-"--ie Hundred and thirteen dollars
ir cent, ($313.74) i« labor and im-
followirg mineral claims situated in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district:
The Ada B, Combination, Ruby Day, Yellow
Jacket, You and I, and Center Star Fraction on
Copper mountain; Copper Butte and Golden
Eagle on Kennedy mountain; _ and the Coppe:
The above three hundred and thirteen dollars
■enty-four cents is your proportion ofthe
xpense
: Mini
and if within ninety days from the date of tl
notice you fail or refuse to contribute the abc
will become the property of the subscriber, v
der Section Four of an act entitled, "An Act
amend the Mineral Act 1900.
ROBERT O. CRAMER,
Dated at Princeton this 19th day of January, 19
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the
ist day of December, 1900, a bounty of
two dollars ($2,00) will be paid for every
coyote killed in a settled district of the
Province, subject to the conditions of a
notice dated the 22nd of August, 1894.
By Command.
J. D. PRENTICE,
TAX NOTICE.
ASSESSMENT ACT AND PROVINCIAL
REVENUE TAX.
Similkameen Division op Yale District.
Notice is hereby given that in accord-
Tax and all ts
Alltheabov
named taxes collectible witl _
Division of Yale District are payable at my office,
Princeton, Assessed taxes are collectible at the
following rates, viz:—
If paid on or before June 30th, 1901.
Three-fifths of one per cent, on real property.
Two and one-half per cent, on assessed value
One-haif of one per cent, on personal property.
On so much ofthe income, of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars, the following rates,
viz:   Upon such excess of Income, when the same
land dollars, c
it July, 1901.
exceeds one thousand dollars, the following rates,
viz.: Upon such excess, when the same is not
more than ten thousand dollars, one and one-
thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per
cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand
dollars, one and three-quarters of one per cent.
Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.
< HUGH HUNTER,
Princeton, January 12th, 1901. 1-5
UNDER authority of Order in Council,
passed December 30th, 1899, the Honourable tbe Minister of Mines has been
pleased to sanction, and I do hereby give
notice that I have appointed George Murray, of Nicola, a Deputy Mining Recorder
of and for the District known as the
neighborhood of Nicola in the Kamloops
and Similkameen Mining Division, with
Sub-Recording Office at Nicola.
G. C. TUNSTALL,
Gold Commissioner for District.
KAMLOOPS, ASHCROFT, YALE AND
SIMILKAMEEN MINING DIVISIONS OF YALE
DISTRICT.
T^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.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEjP STAR.
March ;6th, 1901
The  Townsite  of
PRfiMCI -TON
British Columbian
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Government Head-
quarters f op the Similkameen Msirlei.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen 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.
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Send for Map and Price List to <£-«£ o£ *& *£
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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