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 PRINCETON,   DEC. 27,  1902.
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:S> ■ What the Future Has in Store 'for. UsS*U*
Being a Brief Review of th£ Mineral, Coal and® Agricultural Rei^irces of the JJimilkameen
I District—Soon to be Accorjfed the Benefits of Railway Transportation S
(TOWN OF PP^r
THE building of the Columbia and  th
Western Railw|vjis far as  Mi(}-
way in  1899, turned the attention of prospecto— wj JJj      *
men generally,is the ■siec,*m .~*N-& be
| tween tlfet poinf^ the Cana^.n Pacific
afti line .*>" of tlie  HoR? Mountains
.:        ^^lieved that onl« i short time
,.1(3_yffapse before the bi£ rail\tf% com-
I  ,jan%»wouId be obliged-to 6ross the inter-
I vening strip and connect the great Boun-
j dary district'Txitljthe
•    As a consequence th<
CWT&N—AT FORKS OF SIWLKAMEEN ANp TULAMEEN RIVERS )
r various governments to  and President-Hill puniicly stated that it
;* Uie building of a railway that, was tlieir intention to hnifd from the
'would make their properties of some Boundary to the Coast wiih\», little devalue, lay as possible. The following^i^^tcb,
It appears that at last relief is coming, recently received, is good evidence 01J
«ou^h_^^fronjJii£_dicectkia.._jn which the'progress being made in the carrying
it wasfexpected, and when connection i^* out of this project: &
finally made between the Boundary anor " The contract for building a branch
the Coast, thus affording us much needed of the Great Northern ^rom Curlew,
transportation facilities, the long suffer- Wash., to Midway, has been let to Sims
ing people of this section will have no & Shield, of St. Paul, Minn., and active
the coast, need to thank either tlfe local or Federal operations are to" be^commenced next
gavernments.    The  natter .has   passed  week.   This will be the first link in the
to this section to get hold of good prop- out of their hands, exfcept in so far as line to be built by the Great Northern
erties, aad prospectors ^penetrated tl»e they may be instrumental in obstructing from the Boundary district through to the
mountains in all directions. During the the progress of the line now heading this Coast. Next summer at l^gst two other
first two years of the influfr, nearly raceway, which is owned by PrestdenLX-J- sections of the line will be Jmilt.
mineral claims in all, were staked SndxHilTand his associates of the Gfeat Nor- " Sims & Shield are one of the largest
recorded in this mining division, many thern Railway Co. firms of contractors in the United States,
cfc'.w'bich have been continuously repre- This company had surveyors and lo- The senior member of the firnj^J. Sims,
sented by their owners ever sfftce, al- eating engineers operating in the -Hope is a director of the Great Northern Rail-
though time and again disappointed by  range until   the   snow drove  them out, way, and his wealth is   estimated in the
neighborhood of #4,000,000. He built
the main line of the Great Northern from
Minot, Dakota, to Great Falls, Montana."
It is believed that active construction
work will also begitf'bn the C. P. R. line
whefl once iliat eomgany realizes the necessityTcSSfceeping in sight of its energetic rival sand tiajt instead of -TJne^ two
railway lines will be building through
the Similkameen in 1903.
The route the Q* P. R. wMl tafee^s flqjk!
definitely known. The Great Northern
will follow the Similkameen River from
its junction with the Okanagan to near
the head of one lis, tributaries.. tfofcRipche
River, which^it^UJ^aKslfiii^OSS^jan to
tftg^Jffigiff^ARer 'i-eaclftng that stream
iw.TOureeJi^Dr^^^^^Sl.' - '
fo-WEile^lSilding of the Great. Northern will stimulate the development of
such camps as Aspen Grove, Boulder
Creek  and  Summit   to the   north j and
Lfo.' i..
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THE    S
imilkaiLeen   STAR
duc 27,190*
being      This company sunk a shaft nearly 200
west, it is with   the  camps that will b£ below the   mine.   A   tramway „    0
directly tapped   by this  road, that   thi§*T>uilt to connect the mine with the mill,  feet deep on their property, the   Sunset,
article will principally deal. and a dam constructed on   Twenty Mile  from which they ran   drifts   in opposite  ri\
The first of these in the  Similkameen,   Creek, from   which   a   flunfe   has been  directions to decide the width of the-ore-   gli
t_..:it • ;.;» .siS+fiK   t\tCL mill.   The  body.   Tiie work done demonstrates the  copper
a dam constructed
xa the Similkameen,   Creek, from   which   a   	
that the,railway,\,ill strike is                        built to convefy water to   the  mill. —__,
rw ATT A     f'ATWP                   Nickel Plate Company have also accmir- existence cf
OLALLA    CJ\Mr                   ed a numt(e?. of  other properties in this per-gold ore
:'camp, on some of which   active develop croppings,"
ing the past season two good strikes
made on claims four miles up the
from the Sunset fMfM copper
:e on the Jubilee, and one of yellow
the   Johnson   claim.    This is
the c
on   Elkhorn ajnd   Bullion mountains, 1
the  juncture of   Olalla   and   Keremeos  urem »™w« &&*£i2£i    A  „„ &
•7    J Considerable work has   been   done on
Tcompanvof New York capitalists, the Rollo and Kingston claims, proving
known as the Olalla Copper Mining and the existence of good bodies of ore ot a
large '-number of similar character to those of  th<
immense deposit of  cop- likely to prove a good camp a
hich, judged from surface appear to be of higher grade than   those
es in width from 50 to 250 found on Copper Mountain proper.
feet.     I Separated from   Copper   Mountain by
The   copper, which occurs as   bornite the   Similkameen    River   is    Kennedy
ind chalcopyrite, is said to run about 2>lA Mountain, on which a   great   number of
claims have been staked on similar show-
Smelting   Co.,
Nickel
Cli
a this   1
mp, o
of which  Plate n
pfegjberif. .The gold and silver values are
not high, but will materially aid in making the ore profitable.
A number of other propertii
ings of yellow copper ore to those  found
ti the s:
r-hill.!
considerable development work has been       Many other   properties   in this   camp
t-'-i—- —t——~~:&;f!E, from which high  located on the SunseFidylte, all  show
done. V3amaW£S&5&Baa\fflaW£?iZ---      bave surface croppings
On the Bullion claiin, situated near the   assays   are obtained, and
townsite of  Olalla.a tunnel  the railway will come the
company s
vith
e of a similar na'tfijp^sfVJ
• Among these are the   Copper Farm
have been       Perhaps   the best   known   property
this camp is the   Red   Buck, located
the steep side of the mountain
river.   The work done on this claim con
the
of
^^^^^^^^^^^^^                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^               •' .SEjjgfo" which a shaft has been sunk 45   feet, the   sists of a 23 foot tunnel and a  numb
feet, for fhe purpose of striking at depth j| Between Hedley Camp and Princeton Sunrise with a 35 foot sfiaft, and the Hel-.-open cuts, all in ore of gooc     '
a chute of copper orejfjippping   above,  a number of copper showings have been en H. Gardner with a 50. footFioafirattd*r massive   occurrences   of yellow   copper
from which excellent  assays are  obtain-  located along the south side of   the Sim- considerable   open   cutting.        All   this   ore are exposed in several places on  this
The^unnel is at present penetrating   ilkameen and   also   a few On   Five Mile work has been done in ore,   and   on the   claim, from which good gold and copper
t* „,.„,„ latter claim Some of the work   has been   assays are   obtained.    The width   of the
argebody oHow^o. cop^  ^^^.^ ^p« on a showing that from appearanc
great quantitie g ^ .       ^ gg ^.^ ^   ^   devel|^^ould run much higher than the Sunset,
work has 1 yet been insufficient to deS$$On the Oriole claim, hojth east  ot the
onltrate the   existence  of any conside&foSiinset, a 23 foot shaft has been   sunk -
s estimated at between
is expected that the high grade jj^gfaute
will be cut during the t£xt two months,
when preparations will begin for stoping
to supply a 50-ton smelter which Mr. W.
C. McDougall, the manager of the company, announces will be erected by them
soon as conditions will warrant.
There are a great many other proper-
a very few have
Mile   work has been done ii
cnm»   latter claim some of the work   has been   assays a
ore-body ii
100 feet.
The Mogul   claim   adjoining the Red
Buck   has several   showings   of  similar
ableo
ON WOLF CREEK MTN,
e that runs 3 per cent, in coppei
in gold and  $2.00   in   silver.    The   ore-
body is   said to   be fully 150   feet   wide.
No bornite is found
looking ore, picked   specimens of which
run as high as 20 per cent, in copper.
^^___^__ The   Brooklyn   and   Magnetic, which
the   Oriole, and  are also on the   river   slope, have   good
prosecute  active   ^^
M
in this   camp, but
owners been able tc
,^rk during-the past tv
In Camp Yuneman on Summit   Moun-
dn, west of oTaTTa"and north of the Sini-
fkameen   River, some %ood   properties
(en located.
iendence and Riordan mountains
tprth of Camp Yuneman are also
contain excellent showings of ore,
these   three camps do
jiri&£,6xtending   back to Red/Mountai
above  one of  the Wolf  Creek   lakes,-
the   Frazer
luc vein   matter   differs   radically  from showings of yellow copper, the   mineral-
that of the Sunset, carrying a much high- ized dyke on the Magnetic being
er percentage of lime ; ,-a feature of great neighborhood of 400 feet wide,
belt exists, in which a  few prom-   importance in the smelting   of  the   ore. Higher   up  the   riverHf89*81
ising  prospects   have   been   discovered.   The owners sent a sample to the Granby group, on which an   85 foot   tunnel has
These include the Cultus   and   Monarch   smelter fer the purpose of  having a test been driven   and a 50  foot   shaft   sunk,
on   D'Arcy Mountain, and the   Podunk  ma,le) and were   informed   that the   ore Work on this group has proved   the ex-
and Diamond B. to the south and west of could be smelted for |250   per   ton, and istence of  a large ore   body which gives
that mil.    ''•;"•-i^a^                                         still leave the smelter a profit. fair gold and copper assays.    It was on a
On the two first mentioned  claims the £ The Jennie Silkman claim lying north of claimin this group named the Hamilton
work cons ists principally of surface cuts,   the Q Hole, has a big showing of ore ex- that platinum was first discovered in Sim-
from which fair assays in  gold   and cop-   posed by extensive   open   cutting and a ilkameen ores,Baker&Co.,ofNewark,N.
per are obtained. ..x:pj||l|                          25 foot shaft.    A peculiarity of  the Silk- J., reporting the quantity as 2 oz! to   the
On the Podunk ah   eight   foot lead of  man ffc tllat the va]ues   are   in a dyke of ton from the first specimen/sfept them.
lying   between   granite and  por-   porphyry instead of the felsites  and   an- On the Ingersoll Bell, open cutting has
        of  the proposed line   phyry walls has been explored   by open-   desites which flank the porphyry, and in exposed a well mineralized lead showing
S*aj!»jthey are at presentpf less in-: cutting and tunneling, disclosing a prom-   which most of the ores of this  camp are iron and copper   pyrites, which is   fully
to us than the-ones that do.                ising body of  yellow copper   ore, which   found.    The copper also  occurs   on this 300 feet wide.
j, *, J, carries exceptionally good values iu gold. property in a greater variety'Jpf'. forms The La Reine, Invincible and Hold-
Small quantities of molybdenum were tjjan usuai 0n Copper Mountain ; yel- fast claims are also said to have promis-
also met with in doing work on this lead.   j0Wi native and gray copper and bornite, ing showings.
Only about three miles   from   Prince-   tjejng disseminated through the  porphy- Between Copper and   Kennedy Moun-
HEDLEY   CAMP
tuated near the  junction of  Twenty ton, in this   same belt of  diorite
e Creek with the Similkameen. and is Diamond   B. claim, located   on   a white
1 25 and 30   miles east of  Prince- qUartz lead carrying values in   gold^sil-
'   ' 1 the Simil- "*
tains the   Similkameen   River fall|^yer£
Of the claims near the brow of the hill   rapidly, and there is practically unlimit-
  -,»_„_____„____„. r on the river   slope,   the   Ada   B. and   ed power, at present going to waste, that
This is the onlyjJSjJtfp in the Simil-   ver> COpper and   platinum.    A shaft has 'princess May are   'tlilt|wb   best   known    will one day be used to mine  and   smelt
Ineen that as yet can boast a highly de-   been sunk on this   lead, the   bottom   of  Qn each Df these properties large  bodies   the immense ore deposits   of  these   two
.v/loped mine, with   modern equipment.   which is   in solid vein   matter assaying   of yenow copper ore have been   exposed   mountains.
The   difficulties   of  transportations and   from gI5 to |8o ;,£ all vaiues.    fhe   lead   that coul(i be open quarried and   carried      When that time comes, (and it is   rap-
other drawbacks of  a   new country that   js dearly traceable for a distance of about  bv gravity trams to the river   below at a   idly approaching) when the Similkameen
slight cost.
prevent the man of moderate means from o>0O feet) and where exposed by open-
developing his property, were powerless cutting, 400 feet or more from the shaft,
to hinder the enterprise of the owners of jt s{j0ws considerable quantities of zip-
the Nickel Plate mine, and the feitb in blende. The work in the shaft has gjjg>j
' their property that prompted them 0nstrated the existence of a qn»'z vein
to make expenditures aggregating sever- over ten f-et y^fo well mir^MRzed from
al hundred thousands of dollars, has been wall to wall. Mining men have pro-
imply rewarded by the opening .up of nounced it an exceedingly good concentrating proposition.
;, British   Columbia's
will take a great   leap
large bodies of high grade gold
Work has been carried  on continuously on the Nickel   Plate for   four years, a
force of about 20 men   having   been employed most of the time.    Th-  mine has
been   developed   by means   of   tunnels,
close to 1000 feet of drifting and   tunneling having been done. S^^d^Cf.'1
The lead, which is 40 feet   in width, is
said to average about $20 a ton, while the
sorted ore will press the $100 mark closely.    Picked   sainph
have   assayel   up 3
The values in the lead   appear to  be i
sociated with an arsenical  iron, which
J     J     J *&f!j$f£
COPPER AND KENNEDY
y iflOUNTAINS^;/*
-.?hichare situated 13 miles upTSfe'Similj-
kameen River from here, are undoubtedly the greatest camps potentially of any
in this section, unless all signs fail. The
immense dykes of mineralized igneous
showing free gold rocks on these two mountains have been'
lto the thousands, the wonder of every mining man who
has visited this country, and it is a matter of  great   importance to this   district
_______^__^      will enter the   lis
On the Princess  May an  open   cut 60   copper productio
feet >'ong^ has been   run   across   the lead   forward. ,.
from wt-ieij average samples   show  over      In its copper resources alone, this dist-
4 per cent. -0pper, jSi to $6 in gold, and   rict has the means of supporting a large
from 2 to 10 dz.x^n siiver.    A strong lead   population, once it is given  the   advant-
pfj.JBagnetfc iron^jiy 2Q   feet wide was   ages of transportation facilities,
found onjthis   claim ^felh   also   carries   :
small g°fe and c0PPer V^.lP^rv J     J     J
' The owners of the Ada B. IiSy.    unk a _ m-cmr MS
number of shallow shafts on,,t^eir^r?p. FRIDAY    CKUfcK-
erty and have also made   numerous opJ.,
cuts on3 the two   leads running parallel
through their grounds (separated" only by  kank~Ji from the"
.^prpbyry dyke) proving them to be in  showing of bornite
the neighborhood of 100 feet wide. From   GladstoB^.h claim in this
the bottom of a 16 foot   shaft an average   siderable w, rk, includi
T
South   of   Kennedy   Mountain a   few
;Ti-*fc^,      -,-eek flows into the Simil^ja^
side.    A very richL   j
:posed on the\'
foot tun-
Adjacent ti
i
found in numerous claims throughout that the Great Northern line will pene-
this camp, sometimes carrying high gold trate directly through the heart of these
values and sometimes   apparently carry-  ore-bodies.
ing no values to speak of. Copper Mountain, which was first dis-
The   Nickel   Plate   Company are now   covered, was made famous to all familiar
bringing   in machinery for a stamp mill   with the mining   history of  southern B.	
and reduction works which they purpose   C, through the operations of the Sunset  ^^shnoll Smelter Co., Ltd., and some   PaSayt(
erecting   near   HedleyCity, on  Twenty   Mining Company, of which R. A. Brown   work Was done  on   them with   reported
Mile Creek, between three and four miles   of Grand Forks, was president. good results.
£ per cent, in   copper was ob-   nel driven
-■        e£5&>|i' been done
the Ada B. a fine   body of
has been found on  th
and  Transvaal   fractions,
ment   of which appeared
Star. ■        .
The   Red   Eagle, Triangle,   Duke   of
York,  Copper   Cliff  and   Copper   Bluff
claims on the river slope are all   said to      This  camp   is  about   35   miles from
have excellent  showings.   The two last  Princeton, where the Similkameen River
.med weie purchased some time ago by   branches into two   forks, known  as   tfe
6/4 ring the   past   i
>n this property.
On   the   Lucky   Silverthorn   group a
entre   Star  lead of fine yenow copper   ore has been
announce-  prospected with a 25 foot tunnel,
last'week's
ROCHE   RIVER.
1 and Roche rivers.
(Continued on page 3.)
m
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
1
D
o
VOIGT'S  i COPPER^
GAMP ^  5 MOUNTAIN
Results of Development Work During
1902.
For a description of that portion of
Copper Mountain known as Voigt's
Camp, the Star is indebted to Emil F.
Voigt, M. E., the locator of many of the
properties described-  ^
VVOIGT'S   CAMP  -
has been the scene of continuous activity
during 1902, and the results c5T systematic
development are highly satisfactory and
far reaching, having demonstrated that
tl e mineral zone is much more extensive
than   formerly   supposed, that   the   ore
. veins or dykes are true fissures, also that
the gold values are quite good and regular.
Unlike the south western portion of
the mouutain, Voigt's camp produces
little or no bornite, a fact readily ex-
plainecTTCpnsidenng the vast difference
1 of the ore-carrvine
n the former diorite or even hard   flinty.diabase ; in the
• latter a soft   magnetite to   almost   pure
A property of great promise is the
COLUMBIA GROUP,
on which a continuous vein has been
traced for over 2000 feet, with two distinct pay chutes of splendid ore, carrying
good copper and gold values. On each
ore-chute a prospect shaft of considerable depth has been sunk with all sides
and bottom in ore of commercial value.
Several cross cuts or surface benches at
considerable distance from the shafts,
have also given very good results, but
the width of the ore body is yet an unknown quantity.
The Columbia group is well adapted
for open or quarry mining, as but little
surface loam has accumulated, and the
several ridges found on it are high and
steep. Once the surface is thoroughly
prospected, mining as above on a large
scale will produce a large tonnage at
On the
and some bornite form the croppings,
giving a good average of 3.5 per cent,
copper and $3.40 in gold.
A cross-cut tunnel 283 feet long will
cut the ore-body at a depth of 190 feet,
and is now within a few feet of the foot
wall. Several bunches and seams of ore
have already been met but no tests made,
as the main body should, under ordinary
circumstances, be encountered in about 3
weeks.    The
R. S. YELLOW JACKET GROUP
has a vein of magnetite over 250 feet
wide, and judging from present development should, in the course of another
year, be classed as one of the great mines
of British Columbia.
For  rapid, cheap, yet  comprehensive  .
exploration, the location of this group is
most   favorable, perhaps   unique from a
mining standpoint of view.
The mountain has a most regular slope
of about 40 ° for over 1500 feet, and the
vein has been traced by many surface •
benches for at   least two   thirds   of that
Within the R. S. lines a large   body of S
valuable ore is being stripped, extending   1
into and cropping again several hundred  '
feet   lower   on   the Yellow  Jacket.    In
many places the ore-body is only from 6   I
to 10 inches below the grassroots.    Average sample : $.£fggr cent, copper, $4.10 in
gold.    The
COLORADO GROUP
west slope of Wolf Creek, promises well, ■'
and has a. very convenient location. -
On account of consmerable surface •'
loam, and rather heavy timber, prospecting is.a little slower, consequently more
expensive, but the several huge open
benches clearly demonstrate the presence
of extensive and most regular ore-bodies, j
The
GOLDEN RULE
VERDE  GROUP
geveral surface benches have disclosed
an ore-body over 120 feet in width, with
well defined walls, dipping into the
mountain 47 ° from perpendicular. Copper and iron oxides with   copper pyrites
ROCHE   RIVER.
[Continued from  page 2.]
The Great Northern route follows  the
Roche River, and will give this promising camp direct communication with the
outside world.
The Red Star claim is best in this
camp. It has been developed by a 25
foot open cut and a 50 foot tunnel, from
which extremely massive yellow copper
and black oxide of  copper ore has been
The owners have now on the dump 20
tons of ore that will run well over $75 to
the ton, which has been mined in doing
development work.
The G<4dJCnasn.in this camp created
some excitement at the time of its discovery by the fine specimens of free gold
taken from it. Unfortunately the lead,
which is of white quartz, is on a level
with the river bed and the water prevents
sinking on it. By means of a 70 foot
tunnel the owners have followed their
ore under the wash and are now getting
into a
Vancouver Head-Quarters
FOR STOVES, RANGES,
GRANITEWARE, TINWARE & HARDWARE.
KITCHEN UTENSILS A SPECIALTY.
Enterprise Raisin Seeders, """Coppered Stove Lid Lifters,
Wire Soap Savers, Maple  Mincing Bowls,
Wire Potato-Mashers, Mincing Knives,
Universal Food Choppers, 3 sizes, 3 plates each,
Gem Food Choppers, 4 sizes, 5. plates each,
Enterprise Food Choppers, 5 sizes, numerous plates,
Square and Round Loose Bottom Story-Cake Tins.
Wood, VflEiance & Legpi, Lid.
J, 3, 5, Alexander St.,   8, 10, 12, Cordova St.,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
claim has good ore scattered almost (
its   entire   surface, of which-   the source
was discovered last   October by mere ac-
For 5 years work was done it with very,
indifferent success as to ore in place,
The recent find however, looks good
and promises better.
aOre solid formation.   The gold
occurs in conjunction with bornite in. the
The Pasayton claim is on a small
quartz lead, which is said to run very
high in gold.
On the Sailor Jack a two foot lead of
white quartz carrying bornite and free
gold, has been prospected with a shallow
shaft.
Above the Red Star, on a claim called
the Minerva, a 12 foot shaft has been
sunk on an 18 inch quartz lead, assaying
f>6 in gold, and carrying bunches of high
grade copper glance.
Roche River camp appears to be a net-
vork of quartz veins running in different directions and varying in width from
1 few inches to 25 feet. Owing to a
leavy wash overlying the formation, the
ground will require a great deal of prospecting with a pick and shovel to determine the position of many veins, the locations of which are indicated by surface
float.
Similkameen Merchants |f|an Buy to
Advantage From
The w. n. Maun Co.,
(LiniTED)
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries
137 Water St., VANCOUVER, B. C.
P. O. Box 147.
tfeink of Hamilton.
HEAD OFFICE:   HAMILTON, ONT. §f^
JAMES TURNBULL,  General flanager.
CAPITAL PAID UP
$2,000,000,    Rgsr^; $1,600,000
^^r'TOTAL ASSETS
$21,000,000
A Branch of  this Bank has been Opened
AT KAHLOOPS, B.G
Collections on all Points will receive Careful and Prompt
Attention.
Honey loaned to business men and ranchers at reasonable rates of interest.
SAVINGS BANK.—Deposits of #1.00 and upwards received, on which interest will
be allowed from time of deposit to time of withdrawal. Withdrawals of the
whole or any part of a deposit may be made without delay.
Branches in B. C—KAMLOOPS AND VANCOUVER.
 I
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
Published Weekly af
PRINCETON, B.  C,
reach a high state of excellence.
As can be easily understood, in a
mountainous country of this description,
the area suitable for agricultural purposes
necessarily is limited, but the fortunate
ones who acquire and improve good
land in this district will in future' have a
sure and never failing source of profit
SCALE OF PRICES ON LEGAL NOTICES.
Pees Must Invariably
FHE  PRINCETON  PUBLISHING CO.
A. E. HOWSE,      -     Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Domestic, One Year,	
Foreign, One Year,	
Payable Invariably in Advanci
Local Eventsortheweek
NOTICE.
^^     NOTICE.
THIRTY days after .date we intend to apply to
the Chief Oaim&rssioner of Lands and Works
> for a license to prospect for coal on the following
. described' lands-— -
i      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.
avor on this office by
lange in address or
ir paper.
All Cheques to be made 'payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
Along, the valleys of the Similkameen
and Tulameen rivers and the smaller
streams running in4o them, a number of
settlers have taken up land for the purpose of engaging ih agricultural pursuits.
The land alcjng the river bottoms is as a
rule of good quality and suitable for
growing hay, grain and roots.
Irrigation is necessary in most cases,
the water'being brought from the   adjac-
Experiments have been made during
the past two years in growing grain on
land too high to irrigate and formerly regarded as only useful for grazing purposes. Where the snowfall during the pre-
ceeding winter has been heavy and the
land is fed to some extent by springs, it
has been found quite possible to grow excellent'grain and vegetables on this class
of ground.
There is still great room, however, for
further experiments along this line before an authoritative expression of opinion is possible. Too little attention has
as yet been paid to the subject to warrant
the declaration that bench and range
lands can be used extensively for agricultural purposes.
On account of the market for hay at
good prices that usually prevails, farmers
have paid more attention to the growing
of it than they have to the cultivation of
grains, and the limited demand that at
present exists for vegetables has not encouraged the attention to this class of
farming that the soil and climate would
warrant. With the coming of a mining
population, however, a better market
will stimulate the farmers to greater efforts in this direction
All the smaller fruits and the hardier
varieties of apples, plums, etc., should do
quite well here.
Twelve miles' down the Similkameen
from Princeton at Bromley's ranch, these
fruits are grown to perfection, while in
the Lower Similkameen in the neighborhood of Keremeos, peaches, pears, plums,
cherries,   apples,     watertne Ions,     etc.,
The Star wishes   all its   readers   the J
compliments of the season. <
Mr. Jas. Wallace, proprietor of the Ho- <
tel Princeton, has just installed an acety <
■ lene gas   plant for the lighting   of his .
Excellent dinners were served by the
three hotels here Christmas day, and a
large number of the *' homeless " appeared to enjoy'^hemselves thoroughly.
Jas. Hislop, P. L. S., returned X>n last
Saturday's stage from Aspen Grove,-,
where he had been engaged surveying
£ the Portland group of claims.
- The road between this place and Gran-
, ite Creek was badly blocked by snow
slides for a day or two this week."" '
A visitor from Hedley City reports that
a chinook wind struck there Xmas day,
and took nearly all the snow away.
Mr. John Downing of Vancouver, came
in on Saturday's stage from Nicola Lake.
Mr Downing will remain here and assist
Mr. Jas. Sutherland, manager of A. E.
Howse's store, to take stock after the 1st
W. Knight, E.   J.   Dunsmoor  and T.
Hitchings, entertained the guests of the
Hotel Tulameen Christmas   night with a  j
number of musical selections
W. Wilson returned on Sunday last to
Hedley City.
A friend of Mr. Robt. Stevenson's re- :
cently had a letter from him conveying
the welcome intelligence that his son,
who was hurt a short time ago near Chil- .
iwack by being thrown from a . horse, is '•
now recovering nicely. Mr. Stevenson's 1
many friends in this section will be pleas- |
ed to hear the good news.
Mr. D. Rabbit, representing the Okan-  '
agan Flour  Mills   Co., Limited, of Armstrong, B. C, is at present in town.    The
company for which Mr. Rabbit travataM^
one of the most successful   co-q«Etivg.'~
concerns operating in the- projg      'and
has earned an enviable reputatnk      ts&s  I
flour.   The first   message senV^wveiW!^
new cable from Australia, was an   order
for 100 tons of  the product of  the Arm-
Strong mill.
A pleasant, dance was held at the home
of Mr. F. P. Cook, at Granite Creek on
Christmas Eve. A number of guests
drove down from Otter Valley and added
to the enjoyment of the evening.
Mr. Whitwell of Grand Forks, who is
interested with  Messrs. Willarson, John-   ]
son & Cramer in some Copper Mountain   !
properties, drove in from  the   Boundary   '
late last week.
Nicola Section of Yale District described as fol-
ows : Commencing at a post„about 200 yards
west of northeast corner post of L. 902 (my pre-
:mption) running north .160 chains, thence west
[o chaiusi thence south 160 chains, thence east 40
isopos.      GEORGE MccuLLOUGH. ,
Notice   of Forfeiture.
" Located Nov. 25,1 ^^
' Commencing at  north   east  corner of Benj.
Baker's coal claim and running 80 chains south,
'   80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains west.
back to  post, in all 640 acre
'   Located Nov. 25,1902,
the north east corner of
n and runniug 80 chains 1
80 chaii
ALLAN, c
B.C.
Take notice that after the  publication  hereof
once each week for ninety days, vou   fail   or re-
beine chapter  135, Revised  Statutes  of .British
ia, 1897, in respect cf the CAckerjack and
 c__ j-eek; iitth<
sionofYale District, Brit
fith all costs of advertising, your intei
laims shall  become vested  in  your
,ouis Hedlund, of Hedley City. Free I
BENj: BAKER.; Agent.
NOTICE.
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Situated  about 7  miles west  from   Princeton
Valley coal  lauds, commencing at  initial  post,
And running 80 chains west, 80 chains south,80
chains  east, 80 chains north  back  to  post.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Locfttdgfoi;
I. C. BUDD, Agent.
Dated this 6th day of Dec. ,1902. d-13
NOTICE.
Daisy and "Lone Star Mineral Claims, situate in
District.   Where located :—On- Copper Mon-
Take notice that I, S. R. Almond, for myself,
and as agent for James Snowden, Free Miner's
Certificate No. B56489, Free Miner's Certificate
No. B54414 intend, sixty days from thedate hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims.
.-.-.RUBBER STAriPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c.,&c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
-   Vancouyj5r/B>Grj
notice.        Hedley Meat Market,
,erai ci^ta~situatein the simiika-       CHAS. RICHTER, Manager.
ling Division   of   Yale District. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
:ated:—At the.Junction of the Pas- . ^SSSSftS! a- t>c
1 Roche Rivers. a= = =flEATS = - =
Lr^nwn^^M^Ac^tX,,?^  Saddle Horses to All Points in the Simil-
■"•   kameen.
ificate No. B57215, intend sixty  days   from the
fate hereof, to apply to the Min=— ™ J— '—
Certificate of Impro *- r
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
E
M PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
j THE VANCOUVER ASSAY  OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
[ Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
mplete Coking Quality Tests.
I Keliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. G.
WEATHER  EEPOET.
Princeton meteorological readings for
week ending Dec 24, 1902:
Thermometer Thermometer
Thursday,   Dec.   18— 19 3
Friday,           "      19— 18 4
Saturday,       "      20— 21 6
Sunday,          "      21-^— 22 10
Monday,        "      22— 28 3
Tuesday,        "      23— 16 9
Wednesday,   "      24— 25 12
Mean 21.28 6.71
A Strong
Combination
TlCMTrs
Myrtle
[Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada j
F. W. GROVES,
|     A. R. COI.L., SC. P.,
Manitoba Hard Wheat _. 1      j   «. .      r    .
and the Lake of the Civil and Mining Engineer
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
PROVINCIAL UNO SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
*>
prince^&H
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Princeton's Leading store I
A Large and Complete Stock of
GENERAL
-MERCHANDISE-:
ALWAYS ON HAND.
HERE IS THE PLACE TO BUY
Groceries,  Hardware, Clothing, Ftirnish=
ings, Boots and Shoes, Hats and
Caps, Flour and Feed.
A Specialty is Made of catering to the Prospector's wants.
Lake of the Woods==The Best Flour in the
World, always carried in stock
A. E. HOWSE.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Dbc 27,1902     qy
ssmiihomeen coal Measures
The coal of the Similkameen district is
found in two distinct basins and belonging to two different geological periods of
time, if the conclusions of visiting coal
experts can be relied upon. The measures between Granite Creek and Collins'
Gulch are separated from the Princeton
basin by large areas of igneous_rocks
No prospecting ol the Coffins' Gulch coal
has yet been done with the diamond
drill, and accurate information as to the
size and depth of that ]baaais_nccessarilvj
1 lJ&ite^.i.,,T3jff seams that crop appear to
be large and of good quality, running as
high as 60 per cent, in fixed carbon.
The Princeton   basin, which covers an
area of between 25 and 30  square   miles,
been   prospected
with   dia
tal   points
During  the past
have   explored
anner.    The  pi-
e   the Vermilion
season three   compa
their hoMiugs in thi
oneeis in the field. „___^_____
Forks Mining and Development Co.,
owners of the townsite, and holding valuable leases on coal lands adjoining.
This company has mined coal for some
time from a 24 footseam cropping on the
banks of the Similkameen opposite the
townsite. Two tunnels have been run in
working this seam, one of them being i;o
feet long.
;With a Davis-Calyx drill work was begun last winter on the townsite and a
depth of 300 feet was reached. Three
seams whose width aggregate 29 >£ fiet
were cut in sinking the first 80 feet. As
these seams are only divided   by a 6 inch
layer of sandstone and a 2 foot sear
fireclay, they practically constitute
enormous seam of coal.
Two other holes were drilled highi
the river, one   cutting a five   foot seam,
and the other a ten foot seam.
The coal-is.of excellent steam and domestic quality, running as high as 52 per
cent, in fixed carbon, and the seams of
fireclay associated with it are likely to
prove of great value„as- they resemble
closely   tne   beet   JSngiish   and   Scotch
About two miles up the Similkameen
from Princeton, the Ashnola Coal Co.
have sunk to a depth of loco fee t wide
with a diamond drill. Two seams, one 4
and one 6 feet wide were cut, between
which only a 6 inch layer of shale intervenes, forming practically a 10 foot
This coal was met with at a depth 0^700
feet, and is supposed to be the same i s
the 10 foot seam cut by the Vermilion
Forks Co., about a mile down the river
at a depth of 200 feet, the dip of the
sandstone accounting for the difference
in the depth at which it was reached bv
the two drills.
is owned by the j3o.lt
n charge   of Alexan-
It was   in   operation
Bromley Creek,
particulars of the results attained have
been made public, but it is understood
that several seams of coal were met with.
XA.5CHUBERT
HAS OPENED A BRANCH STORE AT .
HEDLEY   CITY,
§
i
a   Andbegs to announce that he will carry everything  required  in a  Mining
V Camp.    A Cotfnplete New Stock at Modern Prices.
A Car of N. W. Oats, and a Car of Columbia Milling Company's
Flour just arrived at Penticton.
Shingles and Builders' Supplies always on hand.
J. A. SCHUBERT.
15 MONTHS FOR 3
The Editor of The Toronto World ^^
Makes Our Readers a Special
Offer.
JMNAMAN
PACIFIC
RAILWAY
W. F. Maclean, M.P., is desirous of increasing the circulation of The Toronto
World to 30,000 before the end of the
year. The World is considered the
brightest newspaper in Canada. It is
published every weekday morning at
4 o'clock. Its market reports are the
most accurate, particularly those in
which the farmers and merchants are
interested.
Any reader of this paper who mentions
this offer, and who sends $3 before the
end of the year will receive a recipt up
to April 1, 1904. The regular price of
The World is $3 for one year. It is the
' only one cent morning   paper published
A sample copy of The World may be
seen at this office. Orders with the $3
should'be sent by registered mail or by
postal note to The World Newspaper Co.,
Toronto.
Daily Service to and from
VANCOUVER,
VICTORIA,
MONTREAL,   \
TORONTO,
ST.- PAUL,
And all points East and We
Fast   Steamer   Service   from Vancouver to
CHINA,
JAPAN,
AUSTRALIA,
ALASKA,
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
For full information and illustrated
pamphlets, &c, apply to any C. P. R.
Agent, or to
E. J. Coyle, A. G. P. A.,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
For Connoisseurs Only.
Can be had at the
Hotels of
Princeton
and all other first-class  hotels
throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,
LIMITED,
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
Advertise in the g STAR."
Hotel Tulameen
j    The Largest and Most Home-
r  like Hotel in Princeton-is now
j    open for the travelling public.
Our  bar is  stocked with the
Best  of Wines,   Liquors   and
Cigars.    Special efforts will be
made in the Cullinary Department, and tables  will be furn-
I    ished with the best the market
I affords.
PRINCETON,   B. C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
an
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LO.
Wholesale
Merehanis
^Traders
11
Victoria,
Vancouver,
Nelson and
Kamloops,
U
sim*
The Only Advertising Medium in this
Great  Similkameen District, and the
only means of placing your goods
before   the   PEOPLE.
JH Prflllf
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LARGE
CONSIGNMENT OF
Which we are prepared to FufpTsh in Good
Style on Short Notice.
Now is the Time to Advertise
in the
siiiiiIiibI
DRIARD HOTEL,
NICOLA LAKE,
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE' BATH.
Bridge and KL *^ops
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's '.
Stage Lines.
3—s   mm
Subscribe for the STAR, ^g^fSJ!^
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
THE BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
HEAD OFFICE—TORONTO.
PAID UP CAPITAL,    - $8,000,000
RESERVE FUND, 2,000,0Q0
Aggregate Resources over $65,000,000.
HON. GEO.  A.   COX—President.
B. E. WALKER, General Manager.     J.- H. PLUMMER, Asst. Gen. Manage
LONDON 0FFICE-60 LOMBARD STREET, E. C.
Savings Bank Department.   Interest at 3 per cent, per annum will be a
lowed from August 1st, 1901.
banking business transacted.
W. HALLAMORE,
Gold  dust purchased,  and  every   descriptio
Manager Kamloops Branch.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mix=
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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DBC  27, 1902      (
■PRIIWETOR m
British Columbia.
U&ts for
• • • 4^/Cliv • • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to.$JO.
Per Front Foot. <£<&
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and33xJ00Ft.
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 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 Grovej
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and Price List to S> *& <£ & <&
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION   FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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