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 THE NUGGET.
VOL. I.   NO. 15.
Poplar, B. C, March 11,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
A SUCCESSFUL MEETING.
President John Keen of the P.
M. A. Interviewed.
On Monday last President John Keen
of the Provincial Mining Association
returned from the coast, where he had
been attending the annual meeting.
Interviewed by The Nugget, he said:
Yes, sir; I am back from the second
annual convention of the Provincial
Mining Association of B.C., and am
glad to be back in Poplar.
The convention was a great success
from a business point of view, as our
balance sheet showed, and the elected
executive is as good as could be got together in any man's country for business acumen, tact, diplomacy and
energy.
The new secretary, Mr. E. Jacobs,
is well and favorably known to all
mining men, and I am sure he has
their confidence.
The committee which was sent to
interview the government of the day,
came back satisfied that the ministers
were now willing to receive our assistance, and had signified their desire to
aid us in the betterment of the conditions under which the mining industry
was laboring at the present moment
adversely.
But they intimated that we must sug4J
gest good alternatives for what we
claimed were bad features in tin
present laws, .and to this, of course, we
had no demur to make, and shall at
once proceed to do it.
The whole of the work of the executive was most carefully reviewed by
the convention, as is most proper, and
with one or two exceptions they were
adopted by the delegates, as pa.-sed by
us during the year, or as amended by
the convention, as you may have seen
by the very interesting and full reports
published by our official organs, the
press ot* British Columbia, for as such
we claim the entire press. We have
no other official organ, and need no
better.
We have noticed that wild-, at* are
abroad again, and it will be the duly of
the convention next year to take this
matter up, and try to get the government of the day to undertake it feu
suggestions which w ill be laid before
the convention for debate and adoption.
These suggestions will deal with
paper companies, whose whole stock
in trade consists of stock books and receipt forms, but whose assets are nil.
We fully recognize that this will not
tend to popularize us with certain
classes, but inasmuch as we are not
seeking the support of this class of persons, their withheld support, will not
very material!) injure us.
To permanently improve the mining
industry and protect the honest promoter, the honest shareholder, and the
honest prospector, will be the next
task to which we shall address ourselves, so soon as we have accomplished the work already commenced,
and 1 feel that no honest person could
or would object to this course of action. I
On the contrary, I feel that we will
have the great majority of persons with
us, so as to give a guarantee for the
honest treatment of shareholders in this
province.
Some people lave thought that when
ihe two per cent, tax is replaced by a
more equitable and more palatable one,
the question of the crown-granting of
placer claims effected, or dealt with,
then our woik has been accomplished;
but they are wrong, for we are here to
stay, and do a great deal of work yet
unmentioned in the interest of the
greatest industry of the province.
All the officers, except the secretary,
act in an honorary capacity, and they
all pay their own expenses, and when
you remember that the journeys are
costly, and the time involved is great,
and the men all busy men, it is no sinecure to be a member of the executive
of this association.
The people of Victoria were at their
best as entertainers, when we had time
to accept, but the best of all was a trip
to the Tyee, the Richard the Third, and
the Leonora copper mines at Mount
Sicker, to which mines we were taken
in special cars by the courtesy of Mr.
James Dunsmuir of Victoria, for which
he was the recipient of a very hearty
vote of thanks on the evening of the
iou ney.
All our members were unstinted in
their praises of the mines, the ore they
saw, and the way the mines were
worked and managed. The visitors
also went to the Crofton smelter, owned
by Messrs. Breen & Bellinger, which
was a great treat to those who went to
see it. Copper, with gold and silver
values, was seen to flow from the converter into moulds ready for the refineries, and all came to the conclusion
that these events on quartz mining
were an education to the placer miner,
such as we hope in Hie near future to
give the quartz miners in regard to the
great hydraulic placer mines of this
mineral piovince.
The convention closed, as it began,
with perfect harmony, and while fads
have no lavor with the delegates, they
are always ready and willing to listen
to wrongs and aid to right them in the
common interest.
Each and every convention is better
than the last, and 1 venture to predict
that the next will eclipse them all—to
recieve a report on all the work we have
on hand.    Good night.
LOCAL AND MINING.
O. Strathearn, Kaslo, sells stationery, wall paper, magazines, phonograph supplies, etc.
Russians are the most hospitable of
people.
In Japan there are over 30,000 miles
of railways.
Russia is traversed by the largest
rivers in Europe.
A chauffeur is a man who runs down
pedestrians and runs up repair bills.
It is an awful handicap for a girl to
have a younger sister who is a real
beauty.
Watch repairing, O. Strathern, Kaslo
The Hotel Inn for a  first-class meal.
W. R. MacLean of Nelson is a visitor in the city.
E. Baillie is building an addition to
his residence.
J. W. Pool, brother of W. B Pool,
visited the camp this week.
On the Lucky Jack a crosscut is
being run from the tunnel to the main
lead
E. M. Morgan and D. E. WTilson
went up to Ferguson Monday, returning Wednesday.
E. B. Allen of Eholt came in Wednesday and wishes to invest in the
hotel business here.
Mrs. Simpson of Howser lake, was
visiting her son, the Poplar mining recorder, the past week.
The tunnel on the Swede group has
been run 100 feet, and will tap the main
lead in another 150 feet.
C. W. Harlman and Turk D. Brown
left yesterday for a week's hunting and
trapping up Meadow creek.
W. B. Pool passed through town
Monday on his way to Ferguson and
returned to Nelson Wednesday.
J. Wv Cockle, one of the proprietors
of the Kaslo hotel, Kaslo, came in
Monday on a business trip, and left
Wednesday,
Yesterday Jack Chapman started
work on the store building at Bosworth
(Second Crossing), for Hawthorn Bros,
late of Ymir.
The plastering of the Dominion
hotel was commenced this week by
George Drennan, and will be finished
in a couple of weeks.
John Hendrix and C. Buxton came
down from Ferguson the past week
and have commenced work on the Gold
Leaf and Gold Hill claims on Rapid
creek.
A morning bracer is a good thing
for those who require bracing. When
you want bracing, brace up to the bar
at the Hotel Inn and get a bracer that
will biace.
The tunnel on the Home Run is in
60 feet, and Hearing the ledge for which
the tunnel is being run. A number of
stringers have been cut through in the
last 20 feet.
A meeting was held in the mining
recorder's office on Tuesday morning
at which Thos. Armstrong, E. L.
Masterson and A. McQueen were
elected fire wardens.
Spring commenced her annual call
on Saturday last and the snow has been
going very fast since then. Another
week of the weather we are having and
the ground will be bare.
J. J. Cameron returned Wednesday
from a business trip to Nelson. While
there he met Post office Inspector D*-"*-
man, and next month a money order
office will be established here.
A transfer was made this week of all
interest in the Florence mineral claim
by John Duhamel to Arthur Powys of
Slinfold Horsham, Sussex, England,
the purchase price being $359. The
Florence is on Cascade creek.
There is an egg famine in Poplar at
the present time. The local hens are
working over time but are unable to
spuply the demand.
The time table of the Kaslo and Slocan railway has been changed. Trains
leave Sandon at 8:30 a. m., arriving at
Kaslo 10:45 a. m.; Leave Kaslo 2:00
p. m., arriving at Sandon 4:25 p. m.
The steamer Kaslo leaves Kaslo at 1 -.30
p. m., arriving at Nelson 4:30 p. m.;
leaves Nelson at 8:00 a m., arriving at
Kaslo 11:00 a. m.
There should be a good practice for
a resident provincial land surveyor in
the Poplar district. A large number
of mineral and timber claims will, in
all probability, be surveyed this year.
Then there is the Trout Lake, Ferguson and the Duncan river country,
which will require the services of a surveyor occasionally.
If you know of any news that would
be of interest to the public, tell the
reporter of it. It is of interest to know
what claims are being worked, what
husband is in the habit of "licking" his
wife, and whether his wife deserves
it, what attraction there is at the Two
Crossing for young men and old
bachelors, whose dog got killed, who
is building and who is going to build,
who purchased lots and what for, why
"Bill Bailey Don't Come Home," and
other equally important news items
do not appear in the paper. Tell us
what you know and what you' don't
know and we'll let the others know it.
W. Hall of Brandon and W. Hollo-
way of Australia have signed articles
to rnn a 50-yard race on the 12th
insl. for $25 a side. Both are old
sprinters. Hall defeated a brindle
bull in a closely contested race from
the red pump to the second concession,
and cleared a seven-rail stake-and-rider
fence at the finish. Holloway paced a
she bear from Circle City to Five-Mile,
and was on the roof of a cabin before
the bear reached the wire. He also
ran a 40-foot tunnel and struck the
lead on the Nettie L, which saved the
Upper Lardeau from the waste dump,
and started Billy Pool on the road to
fortune. Joe Bush will act as stacter
and Chaf. Hanson referee.
Making More Laws.
The Hon. Clifford Sifton is drafting
regulations for the disposition of coal
on the Indian reserves in the Northwest territories. The regulations provide that persons acquiring mining
rights on Dominion lands or Indian reserves shall be required to sell coal direct to the customers at not more
than $1.75 a ton.
Chronic complaining makes tough
luck all the tougher.
Japanese spies have been working
among the Chinese laborers in the
great fortress at Port Arthur. Poplar, B. C, March ii, 1904-
THE NUGGET.
THE NUGGET
Is published every  Friday at Poplar.  B. C.
and is sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial adve;tishiR &M*;5i an inohfor
four insertions. Reading notices 15 cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a line first insertion, and 5 cents a line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, $7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, $10. Address all letters to Thk
Nfookt. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWERY, ProihiktoR.
FRIDAY,  MARCH 11, 1904.
EDITORIAL NUGGETS.
The papers everywhere are mak
ing jokes on the war.   Many ot the
jokes are japanned
Emma Bolton, an actress in Pennsylvania had her nose bitten off by
a dog. This as an ad. beats losing
her diamonds.	
It will be hard to cjoI Poplar next
summer, owing to the thin cro£ot
ice in the Lardeau. Better import
seme Toronto charily. That will
cool almost anything.
The press is mighty and does prevail. A newspaper pu&hed by the
right kind ot upper-stope matter can
make or mar the fortunes of a town,
an individual or even a nation.
In Russia the iron hand of the czar
is being weakened by revolutionists
who have long waited an opportunity
tor revenge. It would not surprise
us to see civil war in the bear country
Amid the glorious mountains ol
Kootenay no great poet has yet been
found. There must be one somewhere in these hills. Bring him
forth. We need a poem on the de
cline of vim in the cent belt.
Eminent authorities think that the
time is not far distant when British
Columbia will take its place as one
of the most important mining regions
in the world. It caunot come too
quick for the majority of the people
in Kootenay. Hope is a heavenly
essence but materialistic bankers
will not take it at par.
Booze fiends will soon be scarce in
Quebec. In that city wh«n a drunk
ard appears a tew times in the police
court he is introduced to a cure tor
the drunk mania at the expense of
the government. This is cheaper
than the former system of keeping
the drunks in jail. We do not know
what kind of medicine the Quebeckers
use, probably pea 8;.up and stramonium leaves. Many in the west have
accumulated sobriety by abstaining
from any fluid coi taining alcohol.
The attention of the world is divided now between the Jap war and
the  rush  to  Poplar.     Poplar  will
probably win out as it is much easier
to get into than  Port Arthur.   Just
now you cannot get into Port Arthur
without tying yourself to a sh> 11.   To
reach Poplar all you need is a ticket,
and somebody to put you on the cars
at Lardo.   At Port Arthur they are
nhooting mineral into the formation,
while in Poplar we are shooting it
out.   Hurrah for Poplar!   It will be
a hot camp when Port Arthur and
the Russians are cold in death.
A Parallel to Whitaker Wright
The nearest historical parallel to
the tragic termination of the Whita
ker Wright case is to be found in the
pages of The Annual Register for
1795. The Rev. William Jackson,
who was tried before the court ot
king's bench in Dublin on April 23 of
that year for the crime of high treason, died in the dock from the effects
of poison before sentence was pronounced upon him. Though the
coroner's jury found that there was
no evidence as to how or by whom
the poison was administered, there is
little doubt that the prisoner's life
was ended by his own act. He had
been remanded for a week after the
jury had found him guilty, in order
that Curran, his counsel, might move
in arrest ot judgment, and he had
breakfasted with his wife on the
morning of his death. His suicide
was perhaps prompted by considera
tion for his family, for, had the se »-
tence ot the law been carried out, his
property, which was considerable,
would have been forfeited to the
crown.
accommodate alike the very wealthy
and those with a modest purse. The
partitions are removable and the car
can be used as a scries of small compartments or a couple ot roomy salons.
Those foreign cigarette holders
come high, but we've got to have
'em, remarked the josher. Not
long ago an American girl paid a
million for one.
Sav, what kind uf a pipe story is
that? asked the easy mark.
Fact, rejoined tha other. But I
believe it has a title of some kind.—
Chicago Rv cord Herald.
This Is Old but-
Projessor G. 0. Pearce, C. M.
Weber and Dave Hutch were guests
ot the Brooklyn hotel, San Francisco,
a short time ago. Together they
started on a prospecting trip in the
high Sierras. Uncle Dave was delegated to make a circuitous trip and
come up from the eastern slope meet
ing Peatce and Weber at the summit, but Uncle Dave got side tracked
and supposedly lost, and searching
parties fa ilea to find him, and hone
of ever finding more than his bones
was given up. but fate was kind to
him and when he walked intj the
hotel, unannounced, Professor Pearce
was certain it was a dream, and it
took a strong jolt to realize thr.t he
was really awake, then joy was tin-
confined, and the miners* cainpfire
stories that followed would fill a
large volume. One toll in Uncle
Dave's own language is: Its about
forty years ago when I wa3 mining
in Montana that W. A. Clark, who is
now the millionaire senator, came
along with his peddler's wagon scll-
tobacco and such stuff.
How much tor your chewing tobacco? says I.
Five dollars a pound, s:»ys he.
Give me a pound, says I.
Clark put out a plug. Dave said
he wanted a pound and Clark said
that was a pound. Dave said I'll bet
you $25 it ain't, and Clark put up
the money. The scales showed 14
ounces and Dave won.
Clark has been looking for Dave
ever since to get his $25 back.
The Kursh Zarkeff railroad of Russia advertises a special car for honey-
mooners, designed and furnished
with the very latest luxuries. A
famous engineer and architect were
called in to plan it. The decorations
are in the best Parisian style, and
polite female attendants look after
the .comforts of the happy couple.
None but the newly wed are allowed
to use this magnificent car, which,
by a stroke of ingenuity, is built to
IThe Place to Buy
FURNITURE
One of the most durable of woods
is sycamore. A statue made from it
now in the museum of Gizeh at Cairo,
is known to be nearly 0,000 >ears
old. Notwithstanding this great age
it is asserted that the wood itself is
entirelv sound and natural in appearance.
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
and
Funeral Directors.
NELSON, B. C.
HOTEL
NN
Hanson & asuw Proprietor*.
First-class   in   every   department.     Wines,    Liquors   and
Cigars the  best  procurable.    The  Menu   has  no
equal in the Lardeau.    Rooms  the best.
CALL AND BE CONVINCED THAT THE INN IS THE BEST
POPLAR MEAT MARKET
A. 0, OSTBY, PROPRIETOR.
Fresh and  Salt Meats,
OYSTERS IN SEASON
and Fowl
THE KAISER HOUSE
IN POPLAR
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation for 50 quiet quests. The nerve-
bracers in the bar are free-milling, and an
orchestra provides music while the guests
are at dinner. The landlord has studied
human nature from Brazil to Alaska and
knows the way to make a stranger feel at
home. FRED KAISER, Proprietor.
KEEP YOUR OPTICS ON
GOLD HILL THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, March ii, 1904.
The
POPLAR
HOTEL
Is the oldest hotel in Poplar,
and adjoins the C. P. R. depot.
The  wet grocery  department
contains pure goods, any brand
»
of which will produce optimist jc
results.
ARMSTRONG   &   ALHSTROH
ODDS AND ENDS.
The Mt. Hlshoff tin mine at Wara-
tah in Tasmania, declared a dividend
of 7£s. in Dece nber' 'ast, the total up
to date being about $9,562,000. This
is the must profitable tin mine in the
world.
Tha Keep It-Dark Gold Mining
company ii New Zealand i< a prosperous cunpHiy, having just de-
clared dividend No. 144. The name
might fit several companies in this
country, some of which do, while
more do not, pay dividends.
Russia carries the banner as the
largest producer in i\\q work) of
manganese ore and petroleum. The
output of manganese ore Inst year
was 802,2*4 tons. The largest out
pat of jKJtroleum hi any one year
was in IIU1, when hv amounted, to
80/>:>3,152 barrels
New Zealand last year stirtoi V
open a state x>al mine, the objee
being to regulate coal prices an I prevent exorbitant charges The mint
is now open and has begun to pro
duce, the output being 60 bus a day.
The government will, therefore,
^tt'ii I)- competitor in ihe coal market
J;iI ;ui's mineral wealth is chit fly
in silt, co I, copper and precious
meijils The official returns for the
pa.-t \ onr show the following totals
of i roduction by .iaj anesc mines:
Coal, 8,i»4r>,*.*i>'J metric tons; copper,
27,43.) t< ns; sulphur. Hi 577 tons;
gold. 2 48U kilograu s; s Ivcr, 54,889
kilograms      m . w /%..,,
Tie Wigan Coal and Iron company .in England is successfully
operating a plant tor making paving
blocks and street Hogging from slag.
The slag passes through a crusher,
the coarse being separated and used
lor railroad ballast!; the fine is
further crushed \fy rolls, mixed dry
with cement, then mixed a^ain wit 1
water and inssed into a hydraulic
press, which produces a hard, dense
'•lock of uniform c'ameer. he
Mucks are then bt«ck»d, lelt 10 dry
and harden.
Oial is known to exist in the United
Kingdom to a depth of 4OX) feet,
sufficient at about the present rate of
output to suffice for 371 \cara, but
that this period will be considerably
extended, seeing that there is every
probability that mining can be carried on to a depth of 7,000 feet,
though at this depth there will not be
anything like the are 1 of coal that
there is at the former limit. And it
further seems probable to expect
that this period of supply will be further extended by the more economical use of fuel, due to the establishment ot central electrical supply stations, and the utilization of Mond and
other gas-producing processes, and of
gas-driven engines, as well as other
means of obtaining a higher percent
age of the best value of the fuel.
One of the most marvellous pieces
of engineering in this country, if not'
in the world, says E. and.M. Review,
Is the great tunnel by which the
Pennsylvania " railroad secures a
terminal station in the city of New
York. This tunnel is nearly six
miles long. The outside diameter of
single sections is 23 feet. It Rtarts in
a hill in North Bergen, N. J., runs
under Hoboken and Wehawken, then
tinder the North river and under the
intervening ground until it reaches
the termmal station extending from
Ninth to Seventh avenues, thenje it
passes under the city frOm Seventh
to First avenues, under East river
and under Long Island City. The
tunnel is not single throughout its
entire length, but in some places is
triple. The size may be imagined
when it is known that each of these
triple tunnels will contain two tracks.
The new terminal station on Manhattan Island will be the largest in
the world, being 1.800 feet from east
to west and 4(50 feet from north to
south.
A good many things have-4)-en
said about the effct which the war in
the e.«st is likely to luve upon the
price of metals. M >st of them deserve very little consideration. S •
tar there lias been no result from tin-
outbreak ot hostilities, except in the
comparatively unimportant metal,
antimony, the price of wl ich is
tip in anticipation ot the stoppage of
supplies from Japan. It is quite
probable, ot course, that the exports
of copper from Japan may cease; but
their quantity Is not large enough to
have any material effect upon the
market It is probable, also, it the
war continues lor any length of time,
there ill I e an increase in the de
mand for copper for the manufacture
ol cartridges and other war materi 1K1
S:ich a result is not yet apparent,
however. Tin is not likely to be
affected, unless the trouble extends
to China generally, in which case
there may be a scarcity of Chinese
labor, as there was at the time of the
Bi.xcr troubles.
A movement to enlist government
aid for the zinc industry ot British
Columbia is being rather vigorously
discussed pro and con, in that country. What the supporters ot the
movement especially desire is that
some expert on zinc be engaged to
examine thoroughly the zinc de
posits and leommend methods of
concentration and treatment, Others
favor a bonus per ton of ore shipped,
although it must be said that a majority of the mine operators did not
aid in farthering this latter scheme
or  in   supporting  it,   once  it  was
ment especially designed to aid any
new industry. But then Canadian
ore hauling roads never were noted
for any public-spiritedness. The tonnage from Bri ish Columbia in 1893
will be more than tripled in 1894,
despite unsatisfactory conditions.—
Lead and Zinc News.
Always Headstrong.
Private John Allen tells of an
amusing conversation between two
old colored women that he overheard
on a Washington street car.
Said the first old woman: "Has yo'
heard 'bout de death of dat young
Alistah Jenkins?"
•*Noo,'' responded the other old
colored woman. "Yo'doan' mean to
tell raodat young man's dead I How'd
he die, honey?"
4,He died suddenly-dey say it
was heart failure; anyhow, he died
sudden."
'Sho', yo' doan tell me!" continued
the other old colored woman. Then,
after a pause, she added:
'Well, dat's jes' like him; he was
de mos' impulsive young nigger I
eber seen! '—New York Times.
JOHN KEEN"
Notary  and  Commissioner
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NELSON    EMPLOYMENT    AGENCY
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STRATHCONA
Hotel in Nelson has
. no. superior in West  *
Kootenay.     Always
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plenty  of room   for
Poplar millionaires.
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of  All  Kinds  Furnished
<)N SHORT NOTICE
Poplar Transfer Co.
Freight moved to any part of the
city or the hills. A heavy team of
horses and a string of husky mules
always at the service ol the public.
Lots cleared in any part of the town.
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George   Chataway.
HOTEL BOSWORTH
GOLD HILL, B. C. i
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accoinmoda ion
for mining men and tourists. Only A 1 brands
ol liquors and cigars kept n stock.
Casey & Murphy,  Props.
The Poplar
Barber Shop
Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
{IN POPLAR HOTEL.
TURK "D. BROWN,   PROP.
t*
JUULftJUiUliLJULOJliLaiUULOJl^
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
JACKSON RADCLIFFE, Prop.
hun.ched.   Meanwhile the railroads
base made n $13 rate per ton from I _	
the Slocan to Antwerp, agaicst $111 A#   R#   Heyland,   fiHftK
from the Slocan to Kansas, a move-  ve.vor,Kusio.
Kaslo Hotel
■Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Poplar.
Cockle & Papworth. 1
THE NEWMARKET
In New Denver
Is one of the cosiest hotels in
the Slocan for a man in
search of food, drink or a
downy couch.    Ask for
HENRY STEGE
when you get inside the door.
FLOAT
Is a literary hlend, written, compiled, published and shipped by R. T.
Lowery. It tells about booze in Nelson, poker in the Silvery Slocan, gospel at Bear lake, rain in New Denver.
It is free-milling in poetry, and has a
large chute of stories cut from the cent
belt, when the writer was doing penance among the tenderfeet in the East.
The miserable effect of reading this
publication is relieved by looking at the
pictures in it on the hanging wall. You
can tell "Float" anywhere by the bulldog on the front page. It is not selling very well, perhaps owing to the
fact thai Mulock has not yet shut it out
of the mails. The public are warned
not to buy it, although it is sent to any
address on earth for 50 cenls. R, T.
Lowery, Poplar, Nelson or New
Denver, B. C. Poplar, B. C, March ii, 1904
THE NUGGET.
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The
Grand
Hotel
POPLAR
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
Comfortable
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Wholesalers.
Jacobson & Anderson.
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MINING FLOAT.
In the Iron King mine, Arizona, the
diamond drills have penetrated 150 feet
below the 300-foot shafts, finding the
rich copper ore continuous there.
The North American G>pper company of Grand Encampment, will build
to its power plant an 800-horsepower
steam plant, which will be used auxiliary to the water power now in use.
A mining exchange lias been opened
on Wall street, New York, and many
Western stocks have been listed. The
departure is of interest, owing to the
tendency in New York to shun all mining business.
The Greene Consolidated Gold Mining company, managed by W. C.
Greene, of La Cananea, is reported to
have ordered placer machinery and
equipment to the value of $225,000 for
placer work in the province of Sonora,
Mexico.
Manufacturers cf the Deisel gas engine, which is being given thorough
test at Tonopah, make great claims
for the machine, stating that the efficiency approaches the actual fuel consumption more nearly than any other
engine made.
William Scallon, president of the
Anaconda Copper company and one of
the prominent Amalgamated men, has
resigned his position. It is probable
that John M. Neill of Helena, a
prominent lieutenant of W. A. Clark,
will succeed him in that office.
The case of the Venture-Stratton
companies against the estate of the
late W. S. Stratton has been appealed
from the district court, where the
plaintiff was beaten, to the United
States circuit court of appeals. The
English companies are suing for six
millions.
Construction work   is now  in  progress at Lead, S. D., for the addition
of 100 stamps to the Amicus mill of the
Homestake company.    The building is
being   enlarged  and   the foundations
have been placed for the mortar blocks.
When this work is finished, which will
be some time early in the summer, the
Homestake will  have  1,000 stamps in
its six mills. •
J. A. Sternberger of the Juneau Dispatch slates that it is the purpose of
the Alaska-Tread well company to drive
a tunnel under that city. To do this
the company would haw to drive a
long tunnel from the lower workings of
the Treadwell, under the channel
separating Douglas island from the
mainland, or open a new adit on the
mainland side,
Judge Gildersleeve of New York has
granted    John    McGinnis,    Heinze's
lieutenant, an   injunction  against the
Boston and Montana company of Mon-
(tana, forbidding the company  to dispose of any of its property.    In effect,
the work now being done in New York
is   what   was   defeated   in   Montana,
Judge Clancey first holding with Heinze
and the state supreme court later overruling him.    How McGinnis is able to
get  the case into the courts of New
York is not explained  in  the press reports.    Counsel for McGinnis explained
that the points involved in the last case
were quite different  to those litigated
in Montana.
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Activity at Bodie.
Gaptain Warren Loose has gone to
Bodie, Cal., where he is again prosecuting active development on the New
Bodie Mining company's properties,
the milling of whose ores will begin the
present year, says the Salt Lake Tribune. The ores of the new Bodie are
maintaining an average of $12 gold
per ton, these to be first put over the
plates and then into the cyanide tanks,
and with this average no difficulty
should be experienced in making them
the source of regular dividends. For
more than a quarter of a century the
Standard Mining company, to which
the Messrs. Loose sold the original
Bodie group, has been distributing
dividends, the record disclosing a total
of $4,178,000, and it is alongside this
that the vendors of the old are now developing the New Bodie with every assurance of profitable results.
A Mining County.
San Jaun county, Colorado, is unique
in having no other industry whatever
than mining and treatment of its ores.
It is a county of mountains, with only
one park opening of importance, thai
where Silverton is situated. But it
promises before many years to be the
banner county of the state in the production of gold, silver, lead and copper. In gold it already stands third,
in silver fourth, in lead third, and in
copper it is the first.
porated to work 8,000 acres of mineral
bearing lands, reaching from Bingham,
Utah, to Pioche, Nevada. The Pioche
Consolidated and Manhattan company's
mines at Pioche are included in the
deal, and $6,000,000 is already available to begin operations. The corporation will be known as the Monarch
Mines and Smelter company, and was
organized under the laws of Maine.
Aunt Mehalia-iVell, who'd *er
thought Pierpont Morgan would have
had to go to work at the stock yards!
Uncle Ezra—Is he broke and er'
workin'? Aunt Mehalia—Yes; I soe
by ther paper thet he has been ltadin
the hulls, waterin' stock an' skinnin'
Iambs.—Butte Inter Mountain.
Jane.   Wouldn't you  like  to give
them something ?
Archie, with great enthusiasm-
Oh, yes, mama. Let us give them
Aunt Jane.—The King.
Ush are sold alive in Japan, the
peddlers carrying them through the
streets in tanks.
Fond Mama—Yes, my darling,
those little boys next door have no
father or mother, and no kind Aunt
Millions for Mining.
A gigantic mining company, capitalized at  $30,000,000,   has  been  incor-
McKinnon &
Sutherland
In their store at Ferguson
have the goods. Drop them
a line when you want anything
for your house.
McKINNON _
SUTHERLAND
FERGUSON. B. C.
J. J. CAMERON
POPLAR
Sells many kinds of goods
including groceries, provisions, hardware, tinware, etc. Canned goods
of rare quality always in
stock. Postoffice in the
building and mail sent to
any part of the universe.
GROCERIES
Kilning Supplies
HARDWARE
Boots and Shoos
A fine line in
Men's Suits
Shirts and
Gents' Furnishings
Also Blankets, Ladies and
Children's Hose just arrived.
Come and inspect stock before buying.    Agent for
Hamilton Powder Co.
E. L. MASTERSON
POPLAR
Poplar Townsite
See Future Ads.
THE
Dominion Hotel
POPLAR
Has ample accommodation for a
large number of people. The table
is supplied with the best in the market. The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly & Nelson.
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