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 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAB.
s    COOK & CO.
Princeton's
Pioneer Store,
AGRICULTURAL NOTES.
"i
The following advice regarding t
hecou-
struction  of wells,  is taken   fro
m   the
Montreal Herald, and is applicab
e, not
only to fanners, but to the citi
■ens of
Princeton.   The situation of the
town,
lying between two rivers, and o
iily 20
feet higher than low water level o
n both,
makes it an ideal locality for e
igging
wells.
It is absolutely imperative to ins
urethe
health of the community and to j
revent
a fever epidemic, that the greatest
care be
The following remarks are wort
1 care-
ful consideration:—
"Dig the well on rising groun
k each
way.   If this is not possible, put a
mound
of clean gravel around it sufficient
yhigh
le the
well with tiles, or with brick orstc
r^boV
with no more space than can be
iejp°j
the water will find its way throu
gh the
space easily enough.   If there is n
0 other
wav to insure safetv, dig a drain
around
the well at a sufficient depth to ca
rry off
the surface water.   If it is necessai
y, and
if there is no other way than to li
ne the
well with timber; use spruce or h
rnlock
two inches thick by six wide, anc
dove-
tail the ends to resist outside pr
essure.
Pine will give a bad taste to the
water,
all kinds bj
ed a large flat
ing the well safe.   A goqd well will
cost as much as a funeral.
The safest way to get the water is
force pump.   A good one may not cost
over ten dollars, and with a hundred feet
I at so of rubber hose may save a home
from being burned, but keep the hose
always in readiness for immediate use, in
|a 'IfeK hanging in the   well-house.    A
Kvater-tight   well-house   will   save   the
pousewife many a wetting and add greatly
; the comfors of the family.
A safe and easy way to test water as to
jts purity from decaying organic matter
to fill a glass bottle half full—or a turner will do—and add a teaspoonful of
gar.   If the water is pure the water
111 remain clear, if impure it will be-
■rne cloudy and a sediment will settle
d the bottom.     One drop of such water
Y have thousand or millions of injuri-
germs in it.
i Subscribe for the Similkameen Star.
Hunters"
Saw and Planing
~+~+~+~MILL
Located 3 Miles from Princeton.
A full stock	
Of Rough and Dressed
The   Driest   and  Clearest in the
country.
Blacksmithing
and
Horseshoeing
Wagon Repairing a Specialty.
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON, B. C.
Q. flurdoch
roSTOFFICL^
...STORE
C. E. THOHAS, Prop.
A full line of
Groceries
Hardware
Clothing
Boots and
Shoes.
Post Office boxes for rent,
Blue Ribbon Tell
 IS THE	
Most Delicious in the Market.
When a prospector returns to camp after a long
day in the mountains, there is nothing he looks
forward to more than a cup of
*£<£<£
BLUE RIBBON TEA.
. THE.
HOTEL JACKSON,
PRINCETON, B. C.
JOHN HARRY JACKSON, Proprietor.
All stage lines arrive at, and start from, the Hotel Jackson.
Evef^one recommends the HOTEL JACKSON as Headquarters
when visiting the Similkameen Mining District. The Hotel Jackson is the place to start from for Copper and Kennedy Mountain,
Friday Creek, Roach River, Summit, Boulder Creek, Big Sue, 20
Mile, and all other mining camps.
If you want Good Meals, Good
itr™s^°L£ds'You      Hotel Jackson
JAMES WALLACE, Proprietor.
PRINCETON'S PIONEER
.* <& HOTEL «# «*    i
Mitcef©
For Prospectors and Mining Men.
First Class Dining Room and i
No trouble to talk to guests. The Boer
War and Fighting Joe's campaign discussed every evening.
Come and hear the Phonograph.
S®eds and Drugs
FRESH, NEW and GOOD.
The   Largest Garden Seed Dealers in the
Send for
Catalogue.
PROVINCE.
The NSeson Drug and seed Co.
 100 Cordova St.> VANCOUVER, B. C.
m
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THE SIMILKAMEEN STAE.
THTSIMIUUMEEN STAR
PRINCETON,  B. O.
THE PRINCETON   PDBUSBINC CO.
. J.ANDERSON,     .-■&£§■■ ''Makagbr.
SUdSCRIFI
Domestic, One Year	
Foreign, One Year ..
Payable Invar
INITIAL ISSUE OP THE STAE.
After many vexatious delays the
Star is ready to shine over its ow
little world, the already famous
Similkameen. It was our intention to publish this paper on the
first day of the year, but unfors
events in connection with the es
arrangements   for   its   product
pn
edi
presei
idi
miles from transportation facilities.
It has been previously announced
that the Star would be an off-shoot
from a certain paper published in
the Boundary district. This arrangement has been cancelled and
the fortunes of this paper are controlled entirely by Princeton enterprise. It shall be our object to advertise to the outside world the
lka-
the
Sir
ad a
cultural point of view. Our reports on the development of the
mines of this section can be depended upon as-being absolutely reliable,
' as they will be published only after
personal observation. The truth
about the richness of the Similkameen will sufficiently astonish the
world without undue exaggeration.
We are confident in the future of
Princeton, the topographical position of the town placing it securely
center of the whole Similkameen
r The columns of the Star will always be at the service of the citizens of Princeton, and anything we
can do towards building up the
fortunes of our town we will" do
with right good will. We ask the
inhabitants of Princeton and neighborhood for their hearty support in
establishing the future of Princeton,
and in placing the Similkameen ir
the front rank among the mining
sections of the province.
How many parties are going to
' be in the field at the coming provincial election ? j At the present
time there seems to be no head noi
tail to either the grit or conservative party.    We hear of Martin lib
erals, and of non-Martin" liberals,
of Cotton conservatives, of Wilson
conservatives, and of "Dont-know-
where-I-am-yet" conservatives. If
the people of this province could
only get the 'party lines' cry out of]
their head; if a number of them
could only settle down and recover
from their down-with-Martin-hyj
teria, if the province as a whole
could only arrive at the necessary
conclusions for its welfare, viz: To
elect the best men they can find irrespective of politics. Elect good
business men who have the interests
of the province at heart. Get the
right men pursuaded to run and
leave those to one side who are
pushing themselves forward as possible candidates. Let the province
come first and politics afterwards.
If we have a great province, as
claim we have, then let the people
of that great province put their
shoulder to the wheel and prove to
the outside world, that we have
men in our midst who are capable
of entering our legislative halls and
upholding the dignity of the province, a dignity which has lately
been sadly smirched by having such
a legislative assembly as might be |
compared to a kindergarten bear-
That
n. Smith Curtis is
doing excellent work in his new
position, there can be no difference
of opinion. His late rulings and
appointments all tend to foster what
is the mainstay of the province, her
mining interests. It is a boon to
terested, either directly or
Y, in the development ofl
ral wealth of the province,
to have such a thoroughly capable
an as Mr. Curtis has proven himself to be, administrating the affairs
of what will shortly be, if it is not
, the most important office in
linistry of British Columbia,
loticeable that in all the outsat has emanated from the
different papers in the province
against the Hon. Joe. Martin, not
one of these papers has aword to
say against Mr. Curtis' s ability or
fitness to fill the position he now
occupies. Even the worst enemy
of the Premier ought to thank him
for securing for the province such a
thoroughly qualified minister of
mines.
It is to be hoped that the Hon,
Smith Curtis, minister of mines,
will carry on the good work he has
so ably begun,, and find a thoroughly capable man to fill the position
of gold commissioner for the Similkameen mining section. If the
people of Greenwood, Phoenix,
Grand Forks and other points in
the Boundary districts were badly
off for gold commissioners, how
much worse off are the people in
this section, who at the present time
are forced to go to Kamloops, 130I
miles distant, to transact any business in connection with the office of |
gold-commissioner. If the Hon.
Mr. Curtis will only look around
and pick some good man for the
position, he will be granting the
Similkameen section a much needed boon. A gold commissioner
stationed at Princeton is an absolute necessity to the whole district,
and is every whit as necessary
the appointment of Messrs. McMynn
and Almond in the Boundary district.
Trouble between mine owj
and miners onions seem to be an
epidemic in the southern portion ofl
British Columbia at the present
time. No sooner are the Slocan
disputes settled, than the disease
breaks out in Rossland and Nelson.
It is to be hoped that an amicable
arrangement of the difficulties can
be arrived at without a prolonged
close down of the principle mines,
as there is nothing that will s<
off capital from investment, in either
stocks or properties, more than the!
knowledge that capital and labor
have agreed to disagree.
Fortunately for this section of the
mining world, there is very little
chance of any disputes taking place,
as the Sunset started in paying
their miners $3.50 per working day
of eight hours. Surely if a non-
shipping mine, and one that is located 100 miles from transportation,
can afford to pay this scale of wages,
|es that are close both to transportation and smelters ought to
accept the same standard.
(lSlCj'olitically the Star will be run
: j entirely on independent lines.    Our
policy will always be to support a
good man where and when we find
We believe first, last and all
the timer in throwing' party lines to
side in; the present   political
squabble, and supporting men who
ill devote their time and energy
to the upbuilding of the province.
British Columbia has already suffered incalculable damage from poor
government, and what the province
needs at the present time is a business government, whose sole aim
"11 be to develop the vast resources
of the country  and    endeavor to
place the province of British Colum-
the position that rightfully
belongs to her-the leading province
"n the Dominion of Canada.
It is surprising that farmers in]
the Similkameen do not raise larger'
crops of hay and oats. With prices
iding at $40. per ton for timothy
hay and $60 per ton for oats, laid
iown in Princeton, the best mine
in the country would have to take
a back seat as a dividend payer, to
a good ranch. A number of ranchers put forward as an excuse for
not raising larger crops, ' 'The soil
is too dry and it is too expensive to
get water on it." The proper excuse for them to use would be
"want of rustling," as there can be
procured Bromus grasses and other
species of hay seed which thrive
and do well in dry climates. It is a
pity to see feed hauled 60 and 70
miles when there is an abundance
of ground in the immediate neighborhood to grow enough feed for
ten times as large a camp.
The Star office is equipped with
an entirely new outfit. Press, type,
and all other appliances incidental
to a modern newspaper and
printing establishment, are the very
best that can be procured.. Mr. 1
AlthurJD. Hill, late of the Phoenix
Pioneer, is irTCharge of the mechanical department of the Star, and his
name is a sufficient guarantee for
the very highest class of job work
of every description.
If you are progressive and want! Surve3
to keep posted subscribe for the Star.
J. CHARLES MCINTOSH,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
Mining and Real Estate Deeds and Transfers Ex-
PRINCETON, B. C.
W.J. WATERMAN, M. L
F. G. S. M. A, I, H. E., Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C.
H. A.  WHILLANS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN
and
SURGEON.
McGill Graduate. Princeton, B. C.
 JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER.
..Princeton, B. C...
PRINCETON
ASSAY OFFICE. "
 C.B. HARRIS.
Assayer
and
Chemist.
Accurate results Guaranteed. Reports will be returned on stage bringing samples.
Correspondence Solicited.
Regarding    Mining   Properties  in
Similkameen District.
Properties   Carefully  Sampled and  Assayed!
R.H. PARKINSON
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
Provincial land surveyors
civil engineer
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
the Similkameen Prompt |
Attended to.
 THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
TOWN TOPICS.
be Howse store for Sash and
coppe
If;
e Hot
mixed <rrin/go tc
■ For the best Paint, Oils and leads i
the market go to the Howse store.
I    The finest and  best fitted Bar in tlj
I Similkameen is at the Hotel Princeton.
■ 20Mile Creek.     Two 'A interests for
f{' Sale.   Apply, Cook & Co., Princeton.
9U Fob   Rent—Blacksmith    shop   and
(•table. Apply, Cook & Co., Princeton.
I; For Sale ok Rent—Stevensons' Hay
Meadows-    Apply, C00K&C0., Prince-
Sjenc
day,  bringing wit
Messrs. Todd and Johnson came in
from Nelson last week. Mr. Johnson is
interested with Wm. Wilson and E.Todd
in several promising prospects on 20 mile
creek, and the party left early in the
week to look at the claims and arrange
for working them during the summer.
Messrs. Rogers and Silverthorne left
town yesterday for Friday creek, where
they are developing the Muldoon claim.
They intend making headquarters iij
Princeton this season. These gentlemen
are interested in a number of promising
properties in the district, and it is thei
intention to develop them thorough!;
during the present year.
An exceptionally early spring has set
in and the snow has almost disappeared
from the mountains. Prospectors a
arriving from the outside every da
They do not wait long in town howev*
but as soon as outfits are got together, <
they go to the hills, some to do asses
Gunderson, of Granite Creek and
Summit camp, is in town.
Mr. and Mrs..T. Hunter drove in from
Nicola Lake yesterday in their private
rig-
Geo. Aldous and Jii
20 Mile creek this week
the No. I claim.
Ex. Gov. the Hon. E.
Slat
left fo
aspect
Pr
5th of
srder, ti
Hugh Hunter, mining
assessor collector and provincial con'j
stabWvisited Granite creek on Saturday,
returning to town early on Monday.
Mr. T. Rogers and his son, from Mountain View, California, accompanied by
Mr. J. B. Silverthorne of Lytton, B. C,
drove in from Spences Bridge on Thursday last.
Mark Houston and the Snowdon boys
They are th
prospects on Copper
PERSONALS.
Jack   Murray   of   Nicola is   visiting
Mr. Arthur Potocki came to town
hursday, from Nicola.
"Sunset" Brown made a flying trip,
■om Grand Forks last week.
It is rumored that the "Hon. Premier
etur
edfrot
the
of the
ighl'
this
Mr. J. C. Walker formerly of Montana,
arrived from Greenwood on Monday. He
is looking up a location for general hardware business, and is much impressed
with the prospects of- Princeton b
the supply point of the  Similkan
Mr. F. Revely
on last Saturday
of Chas. Revely,
store. Mr. Rev«
B. C, where he
of the arri
He is a brother
of A. E. How
s from Nelst
mtly
j to
FROM THE RECORDS.
MINING LOCATIONS.
a Point-Ed.) Flavin, Tulameen Riv
conda-J. R- Hunter, Otter Creek.'
TRANSFERS.
Job Printing
Of Every Description
at the STAR office,
PRINCETON, u. €.
The Sunset Copper Mining Co., Ltd.
Owning and Operating
The SUNSET Mine.
On Copper Mountain, Similkameen Mining Districts
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
nine. It is an investment! No Speculation ! Ore
enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.   BUY TODAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will Make You Rich.
p WAPPLT TO
I R. An BROWN.
Ill President and Oen'l Manager
Princeton op Grand ForKs.
I
 I
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
Boer Rifleman's Song.
The following clever lines appeared in
the Telephone, a Capetown paper; they
are signed "L.J.O." No excuse is necessary for reproducing them; they are good.
"Rooi-baatje" means the red-coated British soldier. Here are the words of the
Boer Rifleman's Song.
my  rifle here beside me,
Bible on my breast,
r a moment let the wailing
bugles
cadem
And on the winds my 1
are stowed;
The winds that waft the v<
ready I can hear—
of the rooi-baatje singing
)ugles ring
opes of peac
es, the red-coats are returning; I can
hear the steady tramp,
After twenty years of waiting, lulled to
sleep,
nee, rank and file, at Potchefstroom,
.  we hemmed them in their camp,
Aud cut them up at Bronkerspruit like
ed us at Ingogo, bu
now from snow-swept Ci
India's torrid plains,
oin long Australian put
led;      '
ring their commando, as
the bugle's strains,
te men in brown hayejoi
BUILDING NOTES.
uulsome residence^fbr the
. Whil
offic
The (
I buildi
\>r has i
ground floor, the upper story being
as a spacious living room.
A. E. Howse has started the
tion of a large new store house on Harold
avenue. Business at the Howse store is
rushing, and it will not be surprising if
the new store house is followed by a new
Mr. Ernest Waterman, agent for the
Princeton Townsite Co., will build a
bungalow cottage at the extreme end of
Vermilion avenue,- on his return from
"California, where he and his wife have
I been spending the winter.
J. Charles Mcintosh, Princeton's
lawyer, intends erecting a commodious
office building adjoining the Star office
on Bridge street, and will be glad to rent
a suite of offices to some pther enterprising legal luminary. "Charlie" evidently
courts opposition on the grounds that it
takes two fcn make a quarrel. ^»f
Cap. Henry has secured the contract
r Ex. Gov. Dewdney's villa and stable.
The "Governor" has decided to make
his home, in our section and is building
idsome villa in one of Princeton
future suburbs. He has already given;
hint of invitations to a house-warmin
and everyone is looking forward to th
day when the "Governor" will comet
Granite
creefc
Hotel
D. McKAY
This Hot
For the 1
The nearest point to the
richest Silver Lead mines
in B. C, '.Summit City."
There is more gold in Granite Creek
than has yet been taken out.
Princeton
Lumber...
SHINGLE and
PLANING MILLS
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
Hill and Office
Bridge Street,
PRINCETON..
Opposite Hotel Jacksoi
| pap French'
I TINSMITHS*
PLUriBERS
GUNSITITHS
Our Camp  Stove is the Boss for
Prospectors.
Repair work of Every Description.
ON YOUR WAY TO /> |
W PRINCETON M
You will -Find a Comfortable Resting Place at the
If 15 Mile House
'BRADSHAWS'
Well Stocked Bar and Excellent Dining Room*
HEADQUARTERS FOR 20 MILE
CREEK MINING CAMP.
*&*£ Stable in Connection
»WjfeL,
If
PV
&
Princeton Feed Stables
BUDD & CO., Proprietors.
Cayuses or High Priced Race
Horses Equally Well Cared for.
THE MOST COMMODIOUS HORSE
HOTEL EST THE SIMILKAMEEN^ ^
New General
■r
mmmStOre
We are just opening our new store and have
received a large consignment of Clothing,
Gents' Furnishings, Blankets, Stationery, etc*
We Have a well assorted stock of NEW GOODS
and are in a position to attend to your wants. We
shall also carry a full line of First-Class
Groceries
which are expected to arrive in a few days.
Bridge St.
Rennie & Bellf
Princeton   Meat   Market\
WARDLE ■&. THOMAS
Orders  for   Mining   Camps   promptly  attended  tol
and delivered.

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