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 Vol.. III.   No. 39.
PRINCETON,  JAN. 3,  1903.
HIGH GRADE ORE
Struck by J. Beaver on  Diamond B.
Mr. J. Beaver, owner of the Diamond
. B. claim on Wolf.Creek Mountain, three
miles south of Princeton, reports striking
a four foot chute of high grade copper
ore in the shaft he is engaged in sinking
on his property. The ore is massive yellow copper in a white quartz gangue,and
from appearances will run between r2
and 15 per cent, in copper. No prospector in this district better deserves his
good fortune than Mr. Beaver. He has
persisted in working his property in s
of all discouragements, and while the
claim has in the past improved wonderfully under development work, the recent find will make it rank among the
best in this section.
With a railway running through this
district Mr. Beaver declares he could
mine and ship ore to pay the costs of development.
PROFITS ARE $577,676.
reat Showing Made by the Le Roi in
Seven Months.
The estimated net profits of the Le Roi
mine for November are placed at $75.
000. The actual figures, which will be
arrived at later in the month, will prob
ably be slightly in advance of the esti
mate, which is on a conservative basis.
The returns of the net profits for the
Le Roi, from May ist, to November 30th,
amounts to over $577,676, as follows:—
May, $66,932 ; June, $94,302 ; July, $108,•
348; August, $79,487; September, $68,-
607 ; October,   $85,000; November, $75,-
RAILROAD    CONSTRUCTION   TO
MIDWAY.
It is announced that the work of
struction on the railway extension from
Curlew, Wash., to Midway, is to be c
menced forthwith, and preparation
supply the requirements of the men who
will be employed on this work are al
ready being made at Midway. This 15-
mile length of line will be a link in the
railroad coastwards, and it is believed
that work on the road west of Midway
"will also be kept in hand this winter
Jas. Hislop,   P. L. S., left   on Wedn<
day for a visit to his old home in Ontai
\/ E. J. Dunsmoor, the local   pill   mixi
1    left for Hedley City Wednesday.
THE   SIMILHMiEIN   DISTRICT
Is Attracting the  Attention  of Outside  Investors.
ue of the Vancouver Prov-
the following:—
ports which come from the
Similkameen country regarding the
ichness of that district in minerals is
beginning to excite the liveliest interest
among investors in the United Statesand
Eastern Canada, and of late a very considerable amount of money has been expended in securing options on promising
claims or securing them outright. Two
years ago a large number of prospectors
from the more settled mining districts of
Kootenay spent the summer in examining the country,- and the statements
which they made at the close of the season regarding the extent and value of the
mineralized region created no little excitement throughout the whole upper
country. The labor trouble which a
very shortly afterwards, however,
the reluctance manifested by capital to
consider the question of investmen
British Columbia mines in consequence
of it put a stop for the time being to
further exploration except by persistent
and enthusiastic prospectors. With the
settlement of all labor difficulties, however, and the revival of interest in our
mineral country,large investors are again
turning their attention to the less known
portion of the Boundary country and to
the Similkameen.    This interest is  s
ulated, too, by the prospect of a railroad
through the region, which will make the
working of the mines possible. But perhaps as much as the promise at an early
day of a railway, the fact that free-milling properties with ore carrying very
high value:: have been discovered is responsible for the desire to ascertain if the
district is equal to the reputation given it
by report. That the trustees of the Marcus Daly estate should have arranged to
put in a forty-stamp mill at the Nickel
Plate and to spend altogether about a
half-million dollars in preliminary work,
would seem to indicate that they at least
have secured a splendid property and are
satisfied of its immense value. For a
long time, indeed ever since this mine
was purchased by Marcus Daly, popular
rumor has declared that it \vas extremely
rich. His manager and workmen, however, were silent regarding its value, and
the public was rigorously excluded from
any of the workings of the property. It
is only now when arrangements have
actually been made for development and
operation on a very large scale that the
management has been induced to say
anything regarding the richness of the
property. The work which is being done
on the Nickel Plate, however, will arouse inquiring attention, and we may expect to see great activity throughout that
whole region during next season.
ON A VISIT HOME.
Messrs. J. E. and S. J. Bates of Aspen
Grove, left on last stage for their old
home at Vanceburg, Kentucky, for a
brief visit with their parents. We wish
them a bon voyage and safe return. No
two men have done more to make the
Aspen Grove camp famous for its mineral wealth than Jack and Sam Bates.
Their indomitable energy and persever-
a nce,fortified with sanguine dispositions,
have at last been rewarded in the sale of
the Portland group to a syndicate, of
Terre Haute, Ind. Between beans and
champagne there is a wide margin, but
the toys have made it, and when they
come home we hope tl ey will bring one,
at least, of those girls " born and bred in
old Kentuckey." Mr. J. E. Bates will
only be absent thirty days, as his position
as manager of the workings on the Portland necessitate his speedy return. We
wish them every good fortune, as also all
others who toil to open the mountain
fastnesses to mining centres of prosperitv
and wealth.
VOIGT   CAMP.
Dell Stuart, Vice-President of the
Mammoth Lodes Mining Co., of Portland, Ore., owning properties in Voigt
Camp, Copper Mountain, and A. H. Hart
shareholder, came in Tuesday last on
the stage and left for Copper Mountain
the following day.
The recent strike on the R. S. Fraction in this camp has drawn considerable attention to it of late. Mr. Voigt
has had a number of men at work stripping the ore, which is covered only by
thin layer of wash.
A very enjoyable little gathering
held at the home of Mrs. S. L. Allison
New Year's Eve. Dancing was the principal amusement on the program. Messrs. Knight and Hitchings furnished the
music.
Snowslides in the Otter Valley and
along the Tulameen delayed the stage
last week, making it three days late.
THE LATEST MOVE
In the Political Game in West
Yale.
It is reported from Nicola that a meet-
ig of  the supporters of  the Prior Gov-
-nment was held recently at Coutlee for
the object of choosing a candidate to con-
this   riding   against   C. A. Semlin.
Mr. G. B. Armstrong is said to "'have been
the choice of  the electors  present.    Mr.  1
Armstrong is a general merchant of .Low- I
er Nicola and has been a   resident of the
Nicola Valley for   a   good   many years.
His candidature is not regarded very ser-  1
iously by the voters   in this  part of   the sj
constituency.
LOCAL AND  PERSONAL.
Messrs. Johnston and Beattie returned
Wednesday from a trip to the Nicola
Valley for oats.
W. Wilson was up from Hedley City
for a few .days this-week.
The Star was in error in stating last
week that a dance was held Xmas eve at,
the home of Mr. F. P. Cook at Granite
Creek. The dance was- given by the
bachelors of Granite Creek in the hotel
at that place.
A. H. Wade, general merchant of Pen-" !,
ticton, is reported to have purchased I
the general stock of Hine & Co., of Ker-
Alex. F. MacDonald and M. J. Quin-
livan of Grand Forks, drove in from that
place on Tuesday last. Mr. MacDonald
says Boundary people are watching the
Similkameen district with great interest,
and lively times are expected here dur-"
ing the next twelve months.
W. A. McLean of Ashnolj
from Penticton early in the
McLean stated that while out
ceivedword that the meeti:
Nelson on Dec. 12th, for the
amalgamating the Similkame
nola Coal Co.'s, had been u
of results, the shareholders
companies   failing to   reach
i. returned
week. Mr.
he had re-
ng held at
purpose of
;n and Ash-
iproductive
n the two
any agree-
NOTICE.
Yale, Similkameen  division   cranmen •
west 1?0f 25yards.west  °f *C. B. Harris°^outha-
I about 640 acr
dDei., i<502.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Jan 3,1903
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
PRINCETON,  B.  C,
THE  PRINCETON  PUBLISHING CQ.
A. E. HOWSE,
NORTH   VICTORIA.
The election in North Victoria
on Dec. 23rd, resulted in the return
of Paterson, the opposition candidate by a majority of 43. Considering the shameful manner in which
this constituency was disfranchised
during the past session of the legislature, the contest was close, and it
is evident great pressure was
brought to bear on the voters.
North Victoria has honored itself
by refusing to sanction the perpetuation of a government so little esteemed by the province at large.
West Yale will put the next spike
in its coffiih.
A HOPEFUE OUTLOOK.
With the letting of the contract
for the building of a section of the
Great Northern westward from
Curlew to Midway, and the definite
assurance of the officials of the company that they purpose continuing
the road through to the coast without delay, the state of affairs in the
Similkameen have assumed a
brighter aspect.
With abundant resources for the
sustenance of a large population,
this favored district has been persistently denied the benefits of railway commiinication and an opportunity to add to the prosperity and
wealth of the province at large.
It is a matter for congratulation
that this short sighted policy of our
local legislature is not going to prevail much longer to our detriment,
and the whistle of the railroad engine will soon be a familiar sound
in the valley of the Similkameen.
Then the mining investor will be
abroad in the land and- the hearts
of many weary prospectors will be
made happy. It will be a case of
'' you pays your money and you
takes your choice." Gold at Hedley and Boulder camps ; copper at
Keremeos, Aspen Grove, Copper
and Kennedy mountains, Friday
Creek and Roche River camps ^ and
silver and zinc at Summit camp
the Hope range. Besides this we
have miles and miles of coal lands.
Look out for a warm time in the
Similkameen during 1903.
The wave of industrial prosperity
that made Rossland and the Boundary districts two of the greatest
mineral producers of the west
due to strike this section during the
next twelve months.
SCALE OF PRICES ON LEGAL NOTICES.
words and under 150 words..
EXCHANGE   COMMENTS.
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy says
the day for railway company subsi
dizing is past. What a magnificent windfall would be Canada's if
Sir Thomas and tbe company he represents would only show faith
enough in his dictum to apply it
retrospectively.—Vancouver  Ledg-
There is great need of telephone
connection with the outlying portions of Spallumcheen, Okanagan
and Similkameen districts. The
Dominion Government recently
constructed a telephone line from
Golden about 80 miles south.
Could not a like work be undertaken to connect Princeton, Hedley,
Keremeos, Fairview, Okanagan
Falls I and Penticton, covering a
stretch of country immeasurably
superior to that which the Golden
line serves ? There should be a
network of telephone lines all over
these districts.—Armstrong Advertiser.
1811
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
llfl ASSAYERS EI
THE  VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1S90. |
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
lilil .Sellable PLATINUM Assays.
I VANCOUVER, B. C.
A Strong
Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
NOTICE.
XTOTICE is herefly given that sixty days from
1,1 date I will make application to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands a-ud Works for permission to purchase 480 acres of mountain pasiure
land, the land  being situated   near Wolf Creek,
JAMES D'ARCY.
NOTICE.
agent for J. M. Sharp,-W. C. McDougall and VS
J. Brewer, Free Miner's Certificates Nos. E4005;
B40073 and B40076 respectively, intend, sixty daj
corder for a Certificates of Improvements, for th
NOTICE. ^
THIRTY days after date we intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to proipect for coal on the following
described lands :—
On the left bank of Nine Mile Creek, about 4
miles from its mouth.
chains west, 80  chains south, 80 chains east, 80
chains north, back to post, containing in all 640
BENJ. BAKER, Locator.
80 chains east, 80 chains si
back to post, in all 640 acre
;f such Certificates of Ir
of December, 1902.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given   that, sixty days afti
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commi
sioner of Lands   and Works for  permission t
lows ; Commencing at a   post  about   200   y
40 chains, thence south 160 chains, thence ea
chains
■r Valley, Oct. 1
GEORGE McCULLOUGH.
Notice   of Forfeiture.
ALLAN, of Rossland, B. C.
ibute your portion of the expendi
re required by section 24 of the Mineral Met
ing chapter i.35, Revised Statutes of Britisl
lumbia, 1857, imrespect cf the Crackerjackanc
'wenty Mile Cre
il Mineral Clain:
LOUIS HEDLUND.
NOTICE.
-    District.   Where located:—On Copper Mon-
Take notice that  I, S. R. Almond, for   myself,
:ertiflfcate No.. B56489, .Free Miner's Certificate
-Jo. B54414 intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certifi-
' ■" of Improvements, for the purpose of obtain-
i further take notice that action, under sec-
of such  Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1Q02.
NOTICE.
■assayton :
il Claim,
of
nilka-
...^■n   Mining   	
Where  located :—At the Junction oft
Take .notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Edward Brown, Free Miner's Certificate
No.357419, and Smith Curtis, Free.Miner's Cer-
Mficate No. B57215, intend sixty days from the
ate hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for
_ Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining    ~
it of the above claim,
j that actic
ced before
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated thisist day of November, 1902,
F. W. GROVES, P.L.S.
Subscribe for the Star and get
the latest mining news—only $2.00
per annum.
Commencing at north  east corner   Benj. Bak-
's coal location and running  80 chaius north,
ck to post, 'in all 640 acres. '
NOTICE.
TTHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
1 the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands m
Situated   about 7   miles west   from   Princeton
and bounded en the north by the   Similkameen
Dated this 6'.h day of Dec, 1902.
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A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B.C.

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