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 PRINCETON, MARCH, 30th, 1901.
A New Company
R. A; Brown, President of the Sunset
Forming a New Company to Acquire and Develop a Large Number of Mining Properties on Cop-
Mountain. ■'
R. A. Brown, president off the Sunset
Mining Co., arrived in town from the
Boundary country the first of the week,
and is registered at the Jackson. In answer to an inquiry from a Star represented ve as to particulars in regard to the
company's future policy, he stated
that he was not at present in a position
to*:give out more to the public than is i«
cbrporated in the company's new prospectus In accoi dance with the plans described there he had succeeded in securer
ing a bond on some of the most valuable property on the mountain, -and was!
in hopes of obtain .ing more._ . As soon as
the required number of properties had,
been secured and- sufficient - land an
water-power for smelter purposes-acqui
ed, a new company by the uanie of the
Copper Mountain Mining &'Milling Coi
would be formed, for the purpose of tak-j
including the Sunset mine. He .'thought
that within two or three weeks he would
be able to give a
the plat
Land for
obtained
ich
ve a complete description of
his company.
e week Mr. Brown succeeded
has also-applied for water
me distance along the river.
oplio
: has
i Lai
1 for townsite purpose
! The last named property is one of the
most valuable piece land in this part of I
, country; "it being naturally adapted to
townsite purposes. . Options have been
taken upon it at.-yarious times in the past
but upon account of the backwardness in
the growth .of .the country was allowed
to relapse. '!■<,'-
' Mr. Brown in discussing the Copper
mountain wagon road, question said that
he most assuredly favored the river route,
and gave several reasons for so doing.
He said that undoubtedly all the ores
of the mountain woura'IS&imelted opposite Lamont's ranch, as he..had already
secured two-miles oTrive#-i?§nt for ^jat
purpose an3 that it would be the rtSte'
of any railroad which undertook to tap
the mountain. Secondly, he thought the
greater share of the business of Copp<
mountain and vicinity would- "be ^carried
on at Lamont's ranch, and that as all the
power to be used on the mountain would
be taken from the Similkameen canyon
it was only natural that the ores should
temporarilly be hauled by wagons down
the river to the smelter, until the advent
of a railroad. He considers the river
route 'the easiest built, the most direct
antfalsb the shortest. " •••'"■
LOCAL  HAPPENINGS^
ed the latter part
j£ Bridge  on
| Picket fences are all the go now-a-days
in Princeton, the latest ones being those
in front of J. H. Jackson and C. Richter s
property.
K R. L. Cawston, the well-known cattle
man, came up from Keremeos on Wednesday on a business trip, and to inc -
yientally jolly-up the boys. 1
Lr • Foreman Bromley• finished up his section of the road to 12 Mile last Saturday,
land on Monday morning started his men
I to work at a point just below his ranch.
j J.Townley, an arrival from Vancouver
qn'fast Saturday's stage, made a trip to
Kennedy mountain  this  week to   look]
[ed in.
J. Eastman, of Penticton,
town yesterday and is registi
Jackson.    He is looking the c
ith the view of locating in I
The
lppeai
e of the front -of C. E.
the international boundary line, foi (
purpose of finding out whether the ii
monuments were still in place. He si
he travelled for 25 miles along the li
in the vicinity of Midway, and found
the monuments in place and .in a ii
he could.see no signs that at
distroy them had been made
Railroad News
empt tc
ported.
In Favor of Boundary
TheRpssland Miner gives the
1 Bo
Boundar
ated by v
, $1-9°; total $4.50 per
mining, $3.25; freight,
ing, $4.00; total. |7-75-
he difference are that the
e self fluxing, do not rend thei
ad of steam.
fofttili
.  thr
ithe
1 ge
1 Wed
Ollal
ie'al
y of
of rustic and paint, which
handsome appearance,
returned from  Keremeos
He reports. tunnel}
»ly.<-- They are working
: shift and are in 500, with tl
tation of having to go 400 feet
fore reaching the ore body.
E. A Cleveland, C. E., of V
^s registered at the Jackson. Weunder
stand Mr. Cleveland represents a syndicate of Vancouver capitalists, and was
nt out to survey and examine some va -
ble coal lands they have recently acquired on the Tulameen river, near Otter
Flat.
A great amoun
displayed in vari<
e in regard t<
ilkameen.   Both
1 thee
t the
ibleto'get ii
of May or Ji
g is furthe
ice that is
mate ^han   thi
strated by  the fac
f ignorance is being
5 portions of the pi
lie climate in the Sii
:  the  Kootepays and
nark~"that it irnposs-
be country  until the  first
:" is often  heard.     Noth-
from the truth  than this,
nining district in the pro-
lore favored, as regards to.
This    is demon-
there has beiSn""'tu
a the
eth<
Chief Supt. Killeen left for the coast
on Sunday's stage, but expects to return
in a few weeks. Just before making his
Jast visit of road inspection through the
Similkameen, Mr. Killeen was sent ottljj
by the •"government to make a trip along  country
Acquiring Coal Lands.
Alex. Sharp, M. E., of Rossland
kbusiSy engaged during fhe p;
coal lands. Mr. Sharp ij
represent a syndicate of C
and succeeded in acquiring a large area
of coal land some nine miles up the Sim-
1 ilkameen.y While here he took the opportunity to make a trip to Copper mountain, and came back perfectly satisfied
that the reports of its mineral wealth had
not been exaggerated. He confidently
expresses his faith in the entire district,
and realizes that it only needs the advent
of a railroad to make it one of the greatest mining districts in the world.
Increase of Freight Traffic.
Some idea pf the increase of freight
traffic on the Boundary branch of the
C, P. R. can be gained when it is know
that it now requires eight crews of me
for freight, an increase of 100 per cen
over a few months ago.    Of these, tw
crews  are  constantly   on  the    Phoenix
branch, qpe from Eholt to Midway, and
five on the mainline to Smelter Ji
The ore haulage i? of course responsible
for the increase.
trJSml fiTtook the C. P. R. years to recognize the merits of this same country.
For years) the people in the Boundary
were.crying for a road, but it was not until an invasion into this rich country was
threatened by an'American railroad that
they realized their folly. The same
thing is now being repeated in the Simi!-.
kameen country. For years the C. P. R.
has made it a practice of applying for
charters for road through this district;
only to follow them up with an applicator extension of time. In this way
they have held, and if possible would'
still hold, the territory against all oppo-!
sition. If they do succeed in building it
will be by a route which will be of very
benefit to a rich portion of the
Similkameen Delegates at the Coast
Received Definite Assurance from
the Government of a Railroad this
Year.~Who Will Build Still Uncertain.
the following manuer.
J "For the present it is proposed that the
two governments should co-operate in'
building the following lines as a part of
the general system ■:■■
"From Midway, in the Boundary district, to the coast, at some point on the
Fraser river, with a ferry connection to
Vancouver islaud.
"From the present terminus of the
Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway to some
point on the northern end of Vancouver
"From some point on the British Columbia seaboard (say at Kitimaat) to
some point on the northern boundary of
the province, to form an all-Canadian
line to the Yukon. ,,
"With regard to the first-named line."
wrote Hon Mr. Dunsmuir to Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, "so many representations have
already been made to your government
regarding its advantages from a business
point of view, and the rich character of
the country to be opened up thereby,
that I feel it would be unnecessary to go
lto many details in order to impress you
ith its importance. A very strong feeling exists in the mercantile community
favor of a more direct connection between the coast cities and the interior
ing districts which would be served
by such a line.    The incidental develop-
nt along the line itself,would be very
great. Numerous and important mineral
discoveries have been made throughout
all the country from Midway to the Hope
mountains, and that the entire district is
now regarded by authorities as one of the
richest in minerals in the province, • containing as it;;does, ^copper, gold, silver,
coal and iron. * * * • -'vslSagPSf!
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
March 30TB, 1901
&
Similkameen Coal
Land For a Number of Miles Dp the
Similkameen and Tnlameen Riven from Princeton Being Staked
as Coal Land.
1 all «
pn
I
,-ould be
few remarki
tics of the Similkameen coal land*.
Starting at Princeton we find the coal
seams owned by the Vermilion Fork Co.,
covering a large area, and which
ing continuously prospected. On this
property there are two visible seams of
coal,.laying one above the other, with a
layer of rock or slate separating them.
These two seams do not lagfi level with
the country, but make a, dip of quite a
number of degrees, both evidently crossing under the Similkameen river to the
north side. A prospecting tunnel has
been made for more than a hundred feet
in each seam, the coal improving
turn
:   lo\
-all appearances carries a better quality of
coal, caused no doubt from being a greater distance from the air. ,fafC4c*r
Following the two seams across the
-.'Similkameen the same'indications can be
traced across the neck of land between
-the two rivers, coming out plainly on the
south bank of the Tnlameen, and on from
there across to the north bank. Two
seams are apparent to the eye on both
banks of the river, and judging from the
dip they take would lead a person to the
conclusion that there were at least four
layers of coal. This is, however, suppos-
ition oii the part of the writer. The
truth as to the number of layers can only
be learned by exploration.
Tracing these seams up the Similka-
e find that the land for at least
r has been staked
off by parties who have been, or are now,
applying for licence to prospect. Most
of these applicants represent men of capital, who consider the indications sufficient to lay out a considerable sum in exploration work. A syndicate of C.Jg. R.
officials have acquired a large tract of
land'some* Utile miles up the river, which
shows every indication of having most
valuable deposits of coal.
Starting again from Princeton and following up the Tulameen, we find that
some of the most valuable ground is held
by local parties. Messrs. Swansbourough
Jackson and Davis hold some valuable
ave been prospected by Geo. He's syndicate the past winter shows
:ellent seams.   Ten miles further
of the
est c
the
ntry
r syndic
by George(gejttelf,
'er. In his reports
c about the shpwings
was   enougjfor^ in
of Van-
fall and a thorough examination of the
properties was mak
was very enthusiast
and claimed there
sight to warrant the
a road to the district, even if the coal was
the only inducement offered. Several
coking tests have been made from samples taken from different properties.
From an analysis -these were found to
tain from 54 to 72 per cent, carbon.
And still we hear complaints about the
scarcity of coal.
FOR SALE.
320 acres Nicola Valley.     Crown  Grant
Price $1350.   Apply E. A. Harris,
35 Fort Street Victoria,
Or at Star Office* Princeton.
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE*
Bri
H. Morrison, Rossland,
lolumbia.
iy notified that I have expended
dollai
and seventy-four cent, ($313.74) i" labor and improvement!) on account of your interest in the
following 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 Copper
The above three hundred and thirteen dollai
ind seventy-four cents is yo|
ease necessary,  in oral
iventy-four cents is your proportion of thi
rxpense necessary, in order to hold the sail
Maims under the provisions of the Mineral Act
mentioned sum
of advertising y
it Princeton this 19th day of Januar
COAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS.
JUL
noted on north sideof Similk
ich forming one or the Spence
Wain pole group, 9 miles from Princeton.
Beginning at notice post and running 80 chains
south along S. Spencer claim, 80 chains west, 8c
chains north and 80 chains east back to place 01
beginning.   640 acres.
T. G. HOLT,
A. Sharp, Agt.
Beginning at notice post and running 80 chains
north along M. Spencer claim, 80 chains west. 8c
chains south  and 80 chains east back to post
P. BURNS,
Located March 23rd, 1901.
Beginning at notice pott and running So chains
west along P.Burns claim, 80 chains north, 8c
east and 80 chains south back to notice  post
.ocated March 23rd, 1991.
Beginning at notice post and running 80 chains
orth along   Wilson claim, 80 chains east, 8c
hains south and So chains back to notice post
L. MARFOXB.
Located March 23rd, 1901.
Located March 25th, 1901.
chains north along Sharp claim, 80 chains c
P  The Nearest Point to the  10 Mile
« Creek Mines.
Woodward's
I     ...HOTEL
\    LOWER NICOLA.
The shortest route by 10 Mile to
Princeton from Spence's Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.
The table  is supplied   with  pro
duce from our own gardens.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
Headquarters for Smith's Stage '
THEV.V.&L and C.P.R.
ilftF HdffilMsf* the Goven,ment for a subsidy to
rlKL rl<jllll ltl 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.
Am Em Howse,
General Merchant
Princeton and Nicola Lake.
llilr'f-_4   —When yon are figuring on a HYDRAULIC MIN-
W¥ MmaW   ING OUTFIT is—where can you do the BEST?
BEST includes all the conditions—price, quality of
"|#r^^ _ _ materials, and workmanship, knowledge of mining ~
Want
To
Know
Office and Works, foot
of Heatly Avenue,
.TEL. 250.
P. O. BOX 51.
Vancouver, B.C.
quirements, closest proximity to seat of mining,
promptness and absolute reliability manufacturers.       '
There are other conditions—we cover them all.
Think these over carefully, If you do we feel reasonably sure of your next order for Riveted Steel Pipe
and Monitors.
SARHSTRONG   &   MORRISON,
IRON AND STEEL WORKS.
Mfg'rsof Hydraulic Steel Pipe, Mining and Water Work
Murah Wall Finish
A household necessity and a household beautifier—a dry powder put up in 5 pound packages and 25 beautiful shades.
When house cleaning be sure and use Murah and have
some thing for your work.     Easily appled and won't rub off.
Mclennan, mcFeeley & co.,   g
LiniTED.
122 Cordova Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
Ct^
THE DRIARD HOTEL
JOE RICHARDS,  Manager NICOLA   LAKE.
Headquarters for Mining Men and Prospectors.
An Ideal Summer Resort.
m Service Unsurpassed. Only the Choicest Brands of Liquor* at the Bar
 march 30TH, 1901 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR. 3
HEDLEYCITY
20 Mile Creek, Similkameen
District, British Columbia.
The centre of the Mining Industry of Middle Similkameen.
The following Mines are in operation within one half mile.
NiCKLE PLATE
The KINGSTON
The Ratio
The Sunset
Golden Lily
and Many Others.
Lots now on the market and selling like hot-cakes.
Buy early and get the choice.    Prices
$WO to $150
In three Payments:-- 1-3 Cash;   1-3 in Six months; 1=3 in Twelve months.
R....PARKINSON,Geni M<jr.
HEDLEY CITY and FAIftVIEW, B. C.
 THE    SIMILIKAMEEN    STAR.
March 30TH, 1901
TIE SIMILKAMEEN SFAW!^\t^^ which* HE
I heve them irom the present state of
I affairs.  Boards of Trades have pass-
STARTING A NEW VOLUME
With this issue the Star enters up
thing into consideration \ we thinl
effect
public
Accord-
the C. P. R.
But from where comes this know!
edge? Have these hirelings whc
are making the silly cry of patriot
ism secured a place in the conn
tativ
that
tthe
id  of
forth for the best inte
district, have been j
hearty support, not
Princeton, but the en til
ing country, who were
the advantages of havii
which they could ac
wonderful mineral reso
Similkameen.
It is not our purpose
upon the trials <
which have been
iromoters for
id of the Cos
>le them-
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
>tatement
£ jr,;...NOTARY PUBLIC	
putation;
Mining and Real Estate Deeds and Transfers Ex
ecu ted.   Titles Examined.
V. & E.
ollars   in
j»j»                          PRINCETON, B. C.
wtiate
nient;
t to Boundary rail-
rheme had foiled ; that here-
t will stand deputations in
to mail their views to the
oment?" We ask again,
comes all this knowledge ?
v long have these "so-much
writers secured, telegraphic
nication with   the brains of
scourj
with and coni
quered in the past, as we are sure
our readers fully realize the disad<
vantages a newspaper published so
far inland is placed under in many
ways. A great many of these difficulties, however, will be obviated
as soon as more, frequent
cation with the outside world is
established.
Our policy for the future will be
the same as that stated in our initial
number. In political or private
life the Star will ever be ready to
uphold those whom it considers are
working for the best interests of
Princeton and the surrounding
country, no matter what their creed
maybe. Just as earnestly will
condemn any attempt to retard or
hold back the growth of the
munity, whether it be from lack of
enterprise or willfulness. Any malversation in public office will also
bring forth justifiable censure, and
without fear or favor.
v In thanking the public for the
generous support given during a
most trying period, we bespeak for
more prosperous times to come,
and no pains will be spared to improve the Star in any way commensurate with its patronage and the
growth of the country.
I British Columbia legisl;
a tors?
IF TRUE—'TIS SAD..
From Victoria to Bast Kootenay
the people are rising in their might
in an endeavor to express their
wants to the legislature in which
they have reposed enough confidence to elect to represent them.
It remains to be seen whether this
confidence has been misplaced.
Shall the desires of the people of
the province be cast aside in favor
of a private corporation ? Delegations .have been sent from all parts
of the province to Victoria begging
THE PASSING OF A CLOUD.
Everything points-to the Similkameen as the coming land. That
the interest is increasing from the
mining world in general there can
be no doubt. Reports coming
from outside points tell of the number of mining men and prospectors,
who are only waiting for the disappearance of snow from the mountains to come in to view for themselves the wonderful country they
have heard so much about. It has
been a weary period of waiting, but
the cloud of doubt and ignorance
which has so long hung over this
country is beginning to disappear,,
and give way to the onward march
of progress. The reward for years
of hardships is about to be realized
by the hardy prospector and pioneer. To those who have received
an invitation to assist, and share, in
the materialization of the fruits of
all these years of waiting, we would
point out the folly of delay. If you
still have doubts as to the reported
mineral wealth of this district
vestigate for yourself. The reports
from this country are based on facts
—we have nothing to fear from in
vestigation. The simple truth ii
sufficient to startle the world without any undue exaggeration.
BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL CAMS
W. J. WATERflAN, M. E
. I, n. E., Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. C.
J. CHARLES McINTOSH,
RICHARD H.PARKINSON
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Civil Engineers
and  Notary Publics.
JAMES HISLOP	
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
PROVINCIALLAND SURVEYOR.
■Princeton.B. C...
JgR&NCETON assay
OFFICE,     c. B. HARR
Assayer and Chemist.
Assay on Stage Bi
Bridge Street.,
PRINCETON, B. C.
The movement now* on foot towards the bonding and consolidation of a large number of claims upon Copper mountain, is one which
we believe will meet with the approval of a majority of claim hold-
In fact we do not think any
reasonable bonding offer will be refused, if coming from responsible
resources. The buying up and
ilgamation of a number of claims
by a company able to handle them
on a gigantic, scale, would indeed
be a great thing for this district.
INDLEY & FOSTER
Taxidermists   and Furriers.
The Best Prices Paid for
4»% Johnson St.
VICTORIA; B. C.
ASSAY OFFICE AND ORE
TESTING  WORKS . . .
W. PEIXEW-HARVEY,
Assaying and Complete Mining Smelting Tests Made from
Small Samples up to Ton Lots.
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE
&'s^?sairon»e/ai!ai,n    VANCOUVER, B. C.
JOHN W.   PECK & CO.
Wholesale Clothing
 AND	
Glens'   Furnishings.
VANCOUVER,  B. C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful and Prompt Attention to all
LETTER ORDERS.
I   Wan't ALL WORK
I    W «n  V Promptly Executed
Your       We can save you money
Watch   on your Repairing.
Repairing.
A fall Line of Wal
Jewelery always <
W. J. KERR, Kamxoops, B. C.
(.MM PACIFIC
HOTEL mmioops, 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. BARNNART, Prep.
B. C. POTTERY CO.
Manufacturers of
CHIMNEY PIPES, SEWER PIPES, ETC.
VICTORIA, B. C.
Rennie&Bell
 FOR	
Men's
Clothing
 OR	
Anything
in the line of
flen'sWear
I
 March 30m, 1901
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
SURVEYING FOB THE V. V. & E.
Chief Engineer Kennedy Carrying On
Active Work in the Boundary.
That a party of V-. V. & E. surveyors
are now actively engaged in running
near Midway, there can be no doubt.
Every new arrival into Princeton brings
the news that effect. The force who
under Chief Engineer J. H. Kennedy
located at present in the vicinity of Che-
saw, Wash, with the purpose of locating
a route for a railroad for the gap connecting the Similkameen and Kettle rivers.
The route is all established except the
short stretch necessary to connect the
two river valleys, and the route most
likely to be decided upon will pass
through the Meyers creek district.
It is said that Mr. Kennedy has collected all data obtainable and expressed himself as well pleased with the outlook for
a route by way of Chesaw. He says from
all appearances the grade will be much
easier than any other route and said that
within 10 days engineers would be rut
ning a preliminary survey, and that if
satisfactory route could be established
work on the road would begin as soon as
possible.
The route proposed will leave the Similkameen at its confluence with the Okan-
agan, and follow up Tonasket creek to
near its source, through the Bonaparte
pass to Myers cieek to Rock creek and
down that stream to Kettle river. In going this way the road will get across the
mountains with nearly 1,000 feet less
climbing than by any other route.
Tw<
Fairview Activity-     ">
The outlook is good for an active
mer's work around Fairview.
months ago active work started on the
Stemwinder and the shaft isgoing down
rapidly toward the 400 foot level. Cross-
cutting has been started on the third
level, and will be be repeated
fourth as soon as it is gained. Oi
feet of work has been done upon the
property, and 100,000 tons of ore has
been blocked_put ancTts" ready for stoping
down above the second level. There are
5,000 tons of ore upon the dump. The
main shaft is double compartmented.
There is every indication of the vein on
the lower levels equaling if not excelling the values on the upper levels. The
ore will be treated upon the ground, it
being free milling. The cost of mining
and treatment is estimated at $2.25 per
ton, whereas the values average $5. Until June the woJk of development will
proceed when a mill is to be installed,
part of which is already on the ground.
The sinking of the shaft is being done between the north and south veins, and a
third body of ore has been encountered
in the shaft below the third level.
FOR SALE.
320 acres Nicola Valley.    Crown  Grant
Price $1350.   Apply E. A. Harris,
35 Fort Street Victoria,
Or at Star Office, Princeton.
Q.flURDOCH
Blacksmithing
•nd Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue*
PRINCETON,    B. C.
Establishing a Smelter Becord.
A pheonomenal record in smelter practice was achieved by the Greenwood
plant in its run during the 24 hours ending at 6 o'clock in the morning. During
During this period 420 tons were smelted
with one furnace of a nominal capacity
of 225. Paul Johnson, manager of the
j smelting department of the British Columbia Copper Company, said:
"For a furnace for the size used, 42
inches at the tuyeres, the run of 420 tons
probably established the world's record
for blast furnace smelting. Of this
amount 37c tons were Mother Lode ore,
the balance being slack and coke Of
course the self fluxing character of the
ore is largely accountable for the remarkable run, but it must be borne in mind
that the furnace was "blown in" 24 days
ago." '
KEREMEOS, B. C.
Saddle Hones to all Points in the
Similkameen District, is,*^? Travellers from the Boundary District
can secure horses through to
Princeton.
MR
Run in Connection with
the Keremeos Hotel.
New York Stocks*
Quotations from New York Every few
Minutes.
L GARDINER- JONES
STOCK AND SHARE   BROKER
M ackinnon Building VANCOUVER, B.
Prospectors
....sropr
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HIKE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
LEADING HOTEL IN PRINCETON
The James RobertsonXo. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Manufacturers of Lead Pipe, Shot, Traps, White
 J LEAD PAINTS,   Etc	
Jobbers in Wrought, Cast or Steel Pipe   and Fittings, Metals  and Steam
Fittings.   Write for Quotations.
HEAD OFFICE
MONTREAL,  QUE.
Branches Toronto, St John, VI
THE JAMES ROBERTSON CO., LTD,
nipeg and VANCOUVER.
BOOlS
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 you
would have to pay for an Inferior Article.
PROSPECTOR'S SUPPLY STORE.
O. 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
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
*>-
Rock Creek
Placer Mining
Company Formed to Wash for Gold
the Historic Bock Creek   Placer
Grounds.
The historic Rock creek placers
again being exploited. This time n<
the manner of early sixties, when the]
first feverish prospectors cradled its sandsI
in their search for the yellow metal, but]
by a system known as "booming." H.M
Reefer, mining broker ot this city, and
C. W.-Vedder, of Spokane, have formed
the Rock Creek Consolidated Placer ]
ing company, limited. The undertaking
hls'Thc names "Mayor Jakes, M. D., ex
Mayor Robert Wood, P. P. Sharpe, A. E
Ashcroft, C. £., C. W. Vedder, H. M
Ktefer and H. C. Shaw as board of direct
ors. Within a week over 200 shares wer
subscribed for locally, and a force of met
has started operations.
The company lias acquired ten mileso
creek-digging leases along the'course of
Rock creek, from."Jolly Jack's Bridgj
to within a mile and a quarter of Rock
Creek postoffice, at.the junction of that]
stream with the Kettle river. Albert E.
Ashcroft, C. E., who thoroughly exam]
hied the c:eek and knows its conditions'
says that the only previous attempt to
reach bedrock was made at the mouth of
the creex and about a mile up. Here 1
ground was worked by a hydraulic pla
Since its discouvery all the other b
and benches have been prospected by
shafts and wooden pumps worked by
water wheels. During the early sixties, a
large floating population of miners were
supported by its gold, and since then
many Chinamen Jand a few whites have
made wages. While no estimate is ob
tainable bearing with accuracy on the
amount of yellow metal secured since it.
dis-oveiy, Rock creek is generally cred
ited with from $250,000 upwards.' Miners1
are appaiently well satisfied that if bed
rock could be reached and worked, coarse
gold in abundance would be obtained.
With this end in view it is proposed b; i
the compauy to work the {.round by
"booming." Brietly this consists if constructing a dam at a suitable point in the
c my on, having a gate so built that when
the reservoir is full the gate is automatically opened and closed again wheu the
subsequent rush of water has passed.
This process is Continued for days or
weeks, as long as it is necessary, the object being to completely scour the stream
bed for some considerable distance below
the dam, thus exposing bedrock, which
can then be cleared as in ordinary.placer
mining. This system is in vogue in the
placer mines of New Zealand and has
been proved an unqualified success unde
conditions similar to those obtaining at
Rock creek. Where the wash overlaying
the bedrock is in the nature of a hard
cement and the gold is flaky and fini
system does not answer, but it is believed
that what gold is in the bedrock is coarse,
and the wash, even if deep, is of such
a character as to be moved by the process
Aneroid readings show that the rise in
the bed of Rock creek, along. the course
of the proposed operations, averages
rather more than 100 feet to the mile, the
rise being less toward the mouth of the
stream, and at the upper end of the property, being as much as three feet per 100
feet, or 150 feet per mile. The sides of
the gorge or canyon are. steep for the
whole distance and in most places extremely precipitious. The channel i varies in width from 40 to 300 feet.    The
ground to be operated, comprising 10
miles of the creek, is divided into half-
mile leases.
At a point about six ane a half miles
above the commencement is the only existent placer claim, owned by Andy Don-
ohjie. a pioneer placer miner of California and Australia. . He has worked for
years practically the whole of White's
bar, 700x100 feet. It has afforded him in
his old age, for-he is nearing 70, a means
of livelihood - suitable to his taste. The
company may acquire this claim.
The scheme seems to be practical when
such well known mining men as Frederick Keffer, M. E., Paul Johnson, E.M.,
[George H. Collins and others were not
slow to appreciate the possibilities of recovering the gold of Rock creek by the
method proposed and which is now being
carried into exec ution.'—Times.
JOHN LOVE SCO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
d CAMP McKINNEY.
A full line of Drugs, Stationery,  Drug
ists Sundries.
Presriptions jtCarefultyj* Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
MRS. JAMES. Provider.
I Granite
c Creekmm
jj    ...Hotel
It?
c
1
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I
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<?
I
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t
I
£ Stopping Point for
ft Princeton stages.
c
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.
G. L. ALLAN
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
<* SHOES *
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
11 is just right.
Canadian Pacific
Navigation Co.
Time   Table   Mo.  55
Taking Effect, Nov. 15th.
VANCOUVER ROUTE.
VICTORIA  TO  VANCOUVER  daily,  except
'     Regular   freight
td night on Tues-
t   o'clock   a.   m.   Regular
Tuesday and Thursday and Vancouver at 11 p.m.
on Wednesday and Friday.
NEW WESTMINSTER ROUTE.
I LEAVE VICTORIA FOR NEW WESTMINISTER, Ladner, Lulu and Islands. Tuesday and
Friday at 7 a. m,
and   way   ]
it 7 o'clock a.
! Steamer Beaver leaves NEW WESTMINSTER
or Chilliwack and- way landings, ■ Tuesdaj ,
Thursday and Saturday at 8 a. in., connecting at
Mission City with C. P. R. from Vancouver.
p Returning, leaves Chilliwack for New Westminster, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7 a.
m., connecting with boat for Victoria.
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of this Company-leave from Evans,
Coleman & Evans, wharf, Vancouver, for Naas
and intermediate ports, every Monday at 2 p. m.
'wharff'week
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
 AMD	
SOO  LINE.
FIRST-CLASS SLEEPERS
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
MONDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
THURSDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
West Bound East Bound
4:05   22:03
Pamphlet furnished free.
J. E. DOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A.O.P.A. AGENT
VANCOUVER, B.C. Spences Bridge
CLAIMS
STAGE
Mfe"
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 St DAY
Tinsmiths, Gunsmiths, and Plumbers
Boot and Shorn Repairing.
Repair work   of    Every   Description.
 3 ^
March 2OTH, 1901
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
THE
SDNSIT
COPPER
MINING
COMPANY
winm
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.   ,rIt is an investment !     No Speculation !    Ore enough in sight to return 100 per cent,
invested.    BUY TO-DAY before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will
Make You Rich.
FOR FURTHER IMFORMATION APPLY TO
R. A. BROWN,
PRINCETON or Grand Forks, B. C
COAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS.
TPHIRTY days after d
*  intend toannlv to th
.1 on lands situated on the' We
le creek, about two miles from
en river, Yale District.
Dated February 22nd,
Commencing at a post
N.E.C placed alone side
and|running   south 80
WANTED to purchase farming land i
Keremeos Valley Similkameen Valle
or thereabouts.   Apply to
B. H. Hurst & Co.,
35 Fort Street.
Victoria, B. C.
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days afterdate I intend tc
I Intend to apply withit
Commissioner of Lands a
to prospect for coal on tl
Commencing at notic
Located Febuary 5th 1
I intend to apply with
Chief Commissioner of L
on south side and being one of^Spencer-Wampole
group.
east, 80 chains north and 80 chains'west,
to starting point.   In all 640 acres.
Located February 5th, 1901.
. Within 30 days I intend to apply to Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a licence to
prospect for coal on following described lands-
Located February5th, tq
. M. SPENCER.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after'date
11 we the undersigned intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and. Works for a
:ence to prospect for coal on the following des-
ibed tracts of land situated on and described as
follows:
ncing at a stake marked N. W. corner
•"-out % mile south of the
east bank of Cedar creek
lains; thence west 80 chains; thence north 80
lains to place of commencement. Containing
o acres I     M. A. BRICK, Locator.
Dated March 12th 1901.
1 stake
: side
r creek about %   mile from the Tulame
running west along tl
r Harris coaldai
C. B. HARRIS, Locator.
lar creek about }£ mile from the Tulai
:r and marked Kf'E corner Richter coal c	
nee running south along the Brick coal claim
ins; thence east  80 chains to point of con
ncement.   Containing 640 acres.   '
C.   RICHTER, Locator.
Dated March 12th 1901.
Commend
Tulameen r	
louth of the mouth of Cedi
on the south side o
McDonald Coal claim, situated on the south ba
of Tulameen river about 2 miles west from t
mouth of Cedar creek, and thence running w
" chains; thence south 80 chains; thence east
chains; thence north 80 chains to point of co
e west 80 chains; thence north  80 1
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80 cha
HPHIRTYdays afterdate I intend to apply to the
1   Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wcrks for
a licence to to prospect for coal on the following
described land:
Commencing at initial post marked "Sampson"
laced on the right bank of the Similkameen
ver, about 2% miles from Princeton, running 80
lains south, thence 80 chains east to point of
>mmencement.   Containing 640 acres.
D. O. DAY, Locator.
Located March 14,1901.
ing 640 acres.
Located February 3rd, 190J
Located March 1a
]V[OTICE is hereby given that-30 days after date
17 I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works at Victoria, B. C. for per-
ence 40 chains north, thence 40
s mere or less.
JAMES "DARCY.
CERTIFICATES   OF   IMPROVEMENTS.
days from the date hereof, to apply'to the Gold
Commissioner for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of
And further "take notice, that adverse claims
must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
..'   ARTHUR.E. THOMAS.
Di ted this 9th day of Pel ruary, 1900.
TAX NOTICE.
ASSESSMENT ACT AND PROVINCIAL
REVENUE TAX.
Similkameen Divis
r Yale District.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Statutes,-that Provincial Revenue
Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment
follov
ir before June 30th, 1901.
fifths of one per cent, on real property.
 nd one-half per cent, on assessed value
of wild land.
Ane-haif of one per cent, on personal property,
in so much of the income, of any person as exceeds one thous and dollars, the following rates.
•      Upon si	
and d
;han twenty thousand dollar
;rofone per cent.;   when su
renty thousand dollars, om
: per cent,
m or after 1st July, 1901.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR.
March 30TH, 1901
The Townsite  of
PRINCETON
British Columbia.
Lots for
PRESENT PRICES OF
L0T5
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot..****
Size of Lots50xJ00
Ft. and 33x100 Ft,
One acre Residential
Lots.*** «n& «£ <& <* *£
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. •#
Government Head-
quarters FOr the Similkameeo DIsirtei.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Fork* of the StmU-
kameen 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 «£ «* ^ & &
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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