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Vol. I.   No. til.
PopIar, B. c, November 18, 1904.
$2.00 A Year.
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It was an old subject for discussion,
l,j8 pagan London, long before Arch
leticon Sinelaii revived  the problem
bt St. Sepulchre's church recently.
iQliurch or chapel," he said   "are
Inly attended by about 18 per cent.
[(London's population.    That means
|t||lUfaur tilths of  the  people do not
Krorslrip God at all."
Many clergymen ascribe the de
feline in London's cbarch-going to a
Likening ot religious belief. But
there is no reason fx> take so pessimis
IttC a view. There are many other
louses which affect Sunday attend-
causes whieh (iirectiy arise
the growth ol our vast city,
the streiiU.'Us competition in
modern business ti'oni the nerve lag
iglui brain fag of the workers, and
ui'iiiii alterations in the manners ami
Icustoma of all classes ot society.
The village church was the ce.iter
lot tbe village  life  a hall*a centurv
[ago; and In many   parts of the conn-
in it rem «ins  in  this respect   un
changed.   The  chapel   shared  and
(still shares its position.   The children hiv taught their religion in the
Sunday schools by  whatever branch
jofjthe Christian creed  these estab
ligaments  are   conducted   or  main-
(tamed.   They grow up to associate
Sunday with the old place of worship,
to reverence those wto lead and con
! duct ite services.    Few, even ot the
youngest, are absent, for the parent.,
uhould they stay at. home themselves,
like to get the children away for the
A9 in youth, so is the riper middle
age. The church ana chapel become
the meeting ground oi the villagers,
Wparated by scattered farms and
lonely cottage* during t':e working
week. They gather before the doors
alter service, greeting each other
and saluting those above them in Bta
'•on. .Should a well known figure be
absent, it is understood that he is ill,
and inquiries are made concerning
Tbesqnire and his family regu
»Hy attend. They may be modern
Plough in their views, careless
l'"ou^:] in t|lejr religious observances
w|)en in Ixmdon for the season, bnt
'"then-own land, among their own
Nple, they fill the great pews un-
'wthe ancestral coat of arms just as
(heir forbears Med it, for an example,
lf|or nothing else.
Ale there sports to be held, the
^t'S.Yinan is on the committee.
lftere,ii(. suppers tor the bellring-
J8" excursions ter the choir, treats
or l«e Sunday school; there are
,Uothere, meetings and clothing clubs.
"e nun conformists hold their social
Woeringsland concerts. Church
p ^apel still remain the hub of
1('social wheel in rural England.
tjAretheyso in town?   The ques-
Jn would be laughable were not the
if ?er a subject of regret to many
Undon is a mas; of humanity
pitchforked together by a careless
fate. o speak unpalatable truth,
•i'H'ois no city in the. world that
tresses 1 ss of a corporate entity.
What percentage of its people record
their vote in a. county council election? It is absurdly small. There
'ire thousands on thousands who do
it t know what parish they live in,
nor do thev trouble to enquire.
As c 'inpetit ion grows keener so do
working homs lengthen and leisure
hours decrease lor all classes. To the
professional and commercial men has
come a new disease—brain fag. Society, apparently inspired by the
custom of the times, endeavors to
emulate the rush and whirl of work
aday bodies by staying in bed uutill
How can you get these people in
church?    Tt fa a problem that  no
b.-rch   of   bishops  can   answer.   If
would   almost  seem that you must
first reform  the system under which
we live    Vet if we give more leisure
through the week, less ardor to com
mercial and  professional existence.
how are we to hold our own as a na
tion against America and Germany?
There can never be that reverence
and affection for a London church
that the country people feel for the
gray old house of Gt*l lurched upon
the hill and ringed about with whis
peringelms and melancholy yews
Their fathers and grandfathers wet*
married there, and now lie buried
under the waving grass of that peace
ful acre.
In the old pews they sat as children, fretful under the eye of the
clerk as the sermon droned irttp
tedium; there were they married,
and at the ancient font their first
born were christened. The preates'
jo\ s and deepest, sorrows of the:r lives
are bound up with the village church
and i's graveyard. And as it is with
them so has it been with their fore
hears through the generations.
Bat in London we change too
quickly. From one parish to another
we flit with no regret for broken associations. Where were von Christ
ened, where married? Almost will
some of e true bred cockneys for
got Where will you be buried? In
some well-kept dismal park, where
\ou will lie with thousands of the
other forgotten dead, who in ten years
have none left to lay the wreath upon
the marble slab above them, or to
stand and think upon their memory.
In the village those who knew the
goo'l man or gentle hearted woman
whose tombstone rises beside the
walk to lhe church door will speak
of them for many years, even pointing out their graves to the children,
that they, too, may remember some
one who did his duty in the htt'c
community in which he dwelt for a
The clergy of all denominations
are working harder in our greatest
of cities than ever before.   It is not
their fault that pews stand empty of
a morning, but the parishioners have
lost touch with churches and chapels.
The great sea of London has swal
lowed them up. When old ties and
old associations are broken, when no
one^nows his next-door neighbor or
troubles to enquire, when gold is the
supreme desire of our frank civilization, when labor is a feveris'i struggle
to acquire wealth for display, it is
not 8 range that the steeple among
the chimneys has lost the influence
of the old tower that rose above the
apple blossoms in a cleaner, sweeter
When we discuss the religious aspect of the great question, let_these
facts be also remembered.
There is scarcely a mining district in
ihe Western Slates where there are
abandoned mines (hat has not its
monuments to Folly in the shape of
rusting mining machinery. Thousands
of dollars have been wasted in the purchase of mills of various devices not at
all fit to treat the particular ore for
which they were intended, concentrators which are not calculated to concentrate, cyanide tanks for ore which is
not amenable for cyaniding, rock
crushers which were not necessary and
Other useless machinery.
In late years an element has entered
into the business of dealing in mine
supplies and mining machinery, which
is not in accordance with the strictly
honest and conservative ideas of the
men who have built up great business
houses by doing business on legitimate
lines, while preserving their honor and
That statement alone would hardly
phlighteh the reader as to the drift of
this article, and as there are sufficient
expressions of thought available, the
Review always deems it fair to leave
no doubt as to ils meaning. The question would naturally arise, from what
has been said, as lo how certain dealers in mining machinery are responsible for manv of the failures in mining. Those who are familiar wilh the
lads know that a greal many mills,
concentrators, engines and air compressors are made to sell, rather than
to come Up to the representations of
their makers as lo the effectiveness of
iheir work. There have been several
instances of this on the Pacific coast./**
Perhaps there are few mining companies aware of lhe fact that very often
the buyer of mining machinery gets
certain terms of discount from the
seller, of which the stockholders are
not cognizant. Several instances have
come under our observation v\ here the
manager or secretary of a mining company or both, have purchased cost lyjmin-
in^machinery of a newanduntried type
which failed to come up to the standard claimed for it by the seller, when,
if the same men wereVying their own
money for the machinery it would not
be purchased.    Very often mills are in
stalled before there is enough ore in
sight to feed them for twenty-four
hours. And this error is made some-
limes by men who know better.
Now, at what conclusion must we
arrive? There is only one which is
discernable under the light of intelligent thought, and that is that there
has been collusion.
One of the most vital of all the necessary things to make mining a success
is generally overlooked by stockholders
and directors in mining companies. If
the wrong machinery is installed it is a
dead loss to the company. How very
important it is (hen that the question
of purchasing machinery should receive
utienttam from those most interested in
■the successful operations at the mines,
the stockholders.
Reputable firms will not stoop to the
methods of bartering dealers and therefore stockholders should insist that machinery should be purchased from some
well-known dealer, and that no untried
or "newfangled" types should be purchased. Experiments in that line are
too cosily.
A safe and practical mine engineer
shauld have charge of the purchase
and installation of mining machinery.
If he stands well in his profession he
will not risk lhe loss of his reputation
bj dickering wilh "sharp practice'
dealers, and he will be careful that the
right machinery to treat the ore is installed.—San Francisco Review.
Soldier's Sense of Humor.
The late Rear Admiral Henry C.
Taylor often cited as an attempt at
ghastly humor an incident that befell
a young woman during the civil war,
says the Baltimore Herald.
She was good and kind, he would
say, and during the war she visited the
hospitals daily, distributing fruits and
flowers and tracts.
One morning on her rounds a young
soldie., immediately after she had
pas.seu him, set up a loud laugh.
She turned and looked at him in sur-
prite. He seemed a pitiful ease. Nothing ol him but hie face was visible on
the little white bed, and this young
face wa« sadly thin and pale. Nevertheless he laughed like one possessed.
His miith resounded through the grew-
some room.
The visitor returned to him.
"Will you tell me what amuses you,''
she said,
'Why, ma am," said he, "here you
have given me a tract  on the sin o
dancing, when I've got both legs sho
off."—Washington Post.
Notary and Commissioner
* I
Poplar, B. C, November iS, 1904.
thp  mi TfifiPT  help*lon?pab,ic movemenlsonly" IMPEEIAL
I lit      iNUUvlC 1      criticise those vrbo do, yon are not *****
i* published ereryFriisjat Popi-r. b. ex and assisting in the betterment ot things.
is sen; to any address for #f • * year. YdtiT ideAS may differ from Others, let
7 * < . .    the public have the benefit ot them. .
rVim7T_»rri_J Atl rertiw n_r is $l-»: an men for r
i^T-Z. !jSS?»i£ » « -«« but don't sulk it they are not accept-
each insertion.   Legal advertising 10 cents a   ^      f^e majoritV   IS   more   liable to
^^i"^^-^«"ts*^^ be right than yorL so let tbe majority
notices, *7: Delinqoent oowncrs  notices,  *1
AddresaU  Jeiters to R. T. LOWERY. Fer.
me. B. C
Capital aatborized $4,000,000
Capidal paid up) 3.000.000
R<4t      -   -   -   -     2,850,000
Tbe man who si:s in his chair and
snarls, snarls at the government, at
the public officials, at business men,
at proposed mdertakings, at the
board of trade, at the chares** *t
the benevolent societies, at every -
In future campnigus the Conserva- thing but himseii, u neither useful;
tives ol Canada niight rind the follow- nor ornaiuvnul to the comiuunity.
ing advice from the Toronto Tele- Be neither helps hoc adeem the town
gram worth taking: where he lives. Don) be a dead
" 'Canada should have defeated Sir weight, don't be a wet blanket, d 'in
WiJrrid L*urier on the iniquities and be .t knocker, be a positive, helpful
dan<^ers of tbe Grand Trunk Pacific citizen.	
Head Office.
Branches in the Northwest Territories, Province* of British CoiomKi
Manitoba, pntario and Quebec. la<
T. R  MERRITT, President. D. R§ WILKIE, Viee-Pres. mdGen u
E HAY. Assistant Geo. Manager.       W  MOFFAT, Chief Inspector. MiD
Trout Lake, B.C., Branch:   A General Banking Bnsiness Transacted
Savings Department—Deposits received and interest allowed.
Drafts sold available in all  parts of Canada and the United States   W
attentiou given to Collections, Mining Bonds and business transacted?
mail ?
E. K.  BOULTBEE, Manager.
With whieh is Amalgamated
deal. There is an <>1<1  savins  that a «i •»'
"Tbe Dominion governmen: de- that wi'.l brin^ a i<>»se b >ne to von:
served to lose en iis demerits. bouse  will   carry   one away.   Th
•'But did the Dominion opposition anthor of the above was s profonml
deserve to win on its merits student of hoican nature, says :\n ex-
4*A wise country will never pardon chancre. When a person conns to
the iauitsof a tried government be- v.ur hoctse and spins • tale shoot lhe
cause it doste the virtues ot <tn no shortcomings <»f others, you just Bit
tried opKsitiun. still and play yon an* deaf nnd tluirb.
4,Ginada ^usually Insists not only antes, yon prefer tu boot  lIm   eritter
that the govenunent shall deserve to offthe premises, for you can rest as
lose but that an opposite n shall de- sared that yoa will come iu t r your
share ol abase the next  I  lie  voir
visitor calls on the next dour nt-iirnbo
Paid up Capital. |8.7ih.<«j0.       Reserve Fund, 18,000,000
Aggregate Kesourret Exctvding 188,000,000.
HON GEO A. COX, President. B. E. WALKER,General Manager.
Dcfaattf feeehred aud Intend Allowed
•J   L   Bl"« j.; i»  Man
_T*al *%**:>* kc*
serve n wm.
'The Dominion uppusHiun simply
did not deserve to win on i s own
'•The opposition's merits were *trw.
at do praetical value except it* lardy
declaratior. t;r pnb.i'C wrers: . ;:.-.;
saved the dav in Ocri-rio.
•In the
. i
iudostry.    It racked c^ragy. r. w >
often lazy, and ns seMoN com
The lesson ot the rlrcatsm JstLst
in Canada an upfnsBim. can srkkan
win on tbe faults of a government.
The Conservatives mtist lean, to
tight at Onawa i! they expect :■• win
in the country. Tl ey sixxiid dei»-i;d
the people it they exj: set tbe pe | le to
detend them. The true science •
modern politics does : \ ivj.>;?*» in
geaing behind tie eorporaiioi g
in getting in front oi the je . le <-ixi
stavinf: there."
A Sliffht Mistake
Stories of railroad nccifK' ■:.- wen-
t»einir tdd at Tnx«io. Speoeei i rask
the well kn;<wn banket and *otb r o
New Fork, siid: '* In a certain c >\
liskm one ni the victims I \ lor a
lonff time - back acn^>    e ties
Finaii* two me?i picked I >   car
ried him  t« the st«tii>n  *   i  placed
him or» the floor.
**He*ii lie easier  here. tbe$   said,
;: I the doctor comes.
'The doctor came a little ;ater.
This poor chap is done for, i:;. s^-aiti.
he said, jriancin^ at the prostrate v;c
tim. Then he knelt down lifted one
of the n,::!.'s dosed eyelida ard
peered into a dull, biaslc unseeing.
lifeless eye. Yes, heV dead all ri?nt
Take him away, said the doctor.
Poplar Townsite  Sj
See Future Ads. $
r^^^**^^4 S_^_^'^^^',^_^_l     S_m^ *^_^_f     ^__^ "^^^   +t       fli  ^00^ ^
McKinnon &
El.-,' x! ;   taiU ■> * N VaKS
Baillie, Vars & Co.
Sutherland!   ^    Mi,i,i: '
I1»1M.\K   !;t'
eve. vou iifiK
Ii Aiarinl R;-s* rar.-sky me: a
real torpedo beat now he would fish
tor it with a     i k —Detroit Tril une
  '-Ba; xva-  pale  lipi      •  ,. u mred
BUILDING   IP   VOIH  TOWN, man moved  -tightly,   an4  *  ieebie
v..,ice mormon d Th >t wa- n.\ griass
Are yuo  bvlpin^ u» build  u;- \
town ?   1!   not,  srhj nx«: ?   J^j ron
speak bopetully l4 it to strangrersr
Do you speak Tavorably ot tbe t. w   i
business Louses and  mines?   1>< yoa
patronize home institutions and hutue Papa Wonldn t Kick
enterfTises ard toi<is?   Da yon be- Out oor way there i?> a *t«:.y w f,o<e
Bete in the capabilities at ihiiu-s »nd mother i# km ._   _•  - ■ np seeordiaf
pecple bere?   Do you applaud lhe to tbe me*t eorreet d<»*>    Ht- caa»e in
man who is trvirg :o bn:!d op am*- ^e otker **? whti ■" P***** <|a«e
tbingtor tbe connirvs beUem*«i? fuA * -«»«-ble*-«ias>e*. cnd.iea.jsa
TV-, ...» a, . ,-._ .u.,-.    * .; petaaisdall the other ktnd« r».«v§ hold
l>o \oo do \our share of     r .       . ,   ,
,     ,* near    Hj* mother a*Ud mher«« thev
dead   work,   a  certain  nnnmn:   ol ^ ^ irQm^
which exists in every ccanmniiry ? 3 wm ^  . .     _. h.. ^   answeml
If vou do all   nese things you art tbe bov.
assisting in tbe material  opbniio:  . T-ie toother v*~ •    . erf? shocked
of the commnniiy. Why, **id i4»e,  don:  jr.u  kbow »ti
On tbe other hand, it >onbny zwA* wr-   -     . t? ; r k     - -   u\ nothing
abroad that ongbt to be bungbt at hs*t^»sllim. awl •ambling i* wicked
borne, if yon malign meo a^d enter Ywi unm PTe th«« >H back or I shall
♦ arry the largest stock in the Lar
dean, i nel ml ing
Miners and
A. R. Heyland, lKTSIi
\*\<>r. Ka»l>>
E. Feriiiison & \ o.
Supplies.   V . •   ,:.. •     ,•/;>.."
z^        wii'ii"''''!
Starkev & Co.,
Spssft Is your father absnt *
Oh. that'll be ail  right, aofwcTed the
witb outside agents wbo flatter v.* a  ^.J^^ ^ "2" , Hc W0D f CAr^
-  . . He 4»i» t care a bit about that athnsr
prise just rrom pettv jesloosy :■: ;■-•-
enssedness, it you place your bnases
little,  rather than  with those   wk»
maintain offices in your midst    1
Sam ?«« von at the eacbre party, and
yoo refuse your time and talents tu  :--» gU
T1' X P R<"»MAX. i>r totny .noon "r perMU)-.
to whan be msv have tr*n«.fent?<i hi* iut«T-
e*t in lb-- Klondike minrral claim si'uai.Nl
on Tf dtlfoot ore*k. in the TrotU bake
Mininjr Dirviin of Weal Kvotraaj Mr
V'ul" *r>r hereby autiSwi that we have rx}if!i«1tii
the «jtt« of noa iii Mnmtenl wi.rk <m tbe
at» vt tlaim. logetbar with >..V»for   rectwdinu
the saiEtt.rach wurk beinjr re.juirr<l ami ntsci
«r*to the said.claim for th" year* lt*>S t nmi
etidic     SepteaiWr    znd.     1904,     un.ler    the
>iovialon» of the Mineral Act nn.t  Anieu iintr
Act.; and if at tbe   expinutm  ol  ninety «la\^
froio tbe exi<ratioii . f the fir«t rablie tion '>.f
tbi. notice in The XuviM . you fail or rtfu>e t..
contribute   yoor jot tion of «ich  «xretviitnro.
aaraely.   tl: **» 1 *.   topetber   with alj c*ts oi
;i^verusin<r your iiitere>t in  said mineral claim
*vi»il l«c»:<Be Te*tM in u* vour 60 vmm)  anon
-Ihnic ia tbe prot»er office in   that If ha If  the
uffiiaTitt required by lattfoa  1  of the  Mtnrni
Ait Aa»e»»__ent Act. l!«i»'.
L»ated thU tnd dav of Sei tcmlter A. 1>. IflOl
Kric >trand.
Ktfj» a line
Bracers    that   are
of Nerw
Burpawcd in the OolJ
\\\'>r. and there is not
cigar in the bouse DeJ
awindy day to «noJ
it.   Furnished rooms*
vsa\s   ready    foi
tore j i lways welcome
needy.   Poplar !
• and
given the best


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