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 THE NUGGET.
>L. I.   NO. 6.
Poplar, B. C. January 8,1904.
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The Handy Group.
Handy  group  of six  claims is
Sated on Lynch creek, about eight
tfrom   Poplar and  less than two
FTrout  lake.    The  railroad   runs
feh the  property.    One vein  has
istripped for 745   feet and  another
|ooo feet.    Some time ago Colonel
ton acquired the group from Lar-
lirand and   Magnussen.    He has
?d a company  in Spokane  to de-
the   property,   which   now  has
>oo in the treasury.    Each  of the
ml owners  bought 83,000 shares
>ck/   The group has gold and sil-
/alues which will average probably
fto the ton.    The paystreak is from
[he* to 4 feet 10  inches  in   width.
Ire are  live buildings at the group
ihle of housing   150 men.    These
[dings were at one time used by the
tractors  during  the construction of
railroad.    Colonel Braylon and Ed.
rd went to the property on Monday.
[rd will act as superintendent, and a
of twelve  men   will  immediately
)ut to work, and the first car of ore
be shipped   to   the   s.nclter this
bih.    In February the tympany ex?.
ft 10 ship six carloads.    A,  shaft will
>unk on the ledge at   a  point where
paystreak  is 26 inches wide.    The
lidy is in an  ideal   location:   Plenty
)re, wood, water, and  the  great C.
R. at the shaft mouth, makes it one
he most favorably situated mines of
pistrict.
Poplar's Needs.
Following is draft of petition to be
sent to Premier McBride by the Poplar
Trades Committee, setting forth the
requirements of this district in roads,
trails, etc.:
Sir: We, your petitioners, residents
of the town of Poplar, beg to draw your
attention to necessary work required
to be done on the several creeks, roads
and trails which lead to the mineral
claims as set out on each creek as follows:
MTIN  TRUNK  TRAILS.
Poplar Creek, west side—Length of
trail about eleven miles, leading to the
following mineral claims:
Spyglass group     3 claims
Pluto group     4 claims
Larpmol group     8 claims
Olson's group     3 claims
Burg's group     3 claims
Mountain Rose group     3 claims
Ole Larson group     2 claims
Golden Chest group     4 claims
Green & Bruch group     4 claims
Newcomb's group     3 claims
Corcoran & Anderson     4 claims
Independence      1 claim
O'Farrel & McDonald     4 claims
McCool & Packman     2 claims
Others, about  20 claims
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S     LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.     S ' Sainine useful knowledge at this great
information bureau.
■v. News, especially mining news, is
not very plentiful around Poplar at
present. In the majority of mining
camps the richest and the largest
leads are discovered when the snow i s
two or three feet deep. We have at
least two feet of snow, but for some
reason or reasons unknown to the
busines men of the town, prospectors
fail to run out before breakfast and locate a 10-foot lead running $50,000 to
the ton. This is an oversight whieh
should be remedied while all conditions
are favorable for rich discoveries.
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Watch repairing, O. Strathern, Kaslo
Captain McMillan of Kaslo came in
Wednesday.
A few copies of •'Float"  for sale at
this office.
Officer Simpson's dog  was killed by
train Thursday.
Wm,   Schmock    returned   Monday
from Trout Lake.
^Superintendent Morgan of the Lucky
;k and Swede groups returned Fri-
from Camborne, where he had
in during the clean up at the Oyster
HI.    The value of the gold   brick has
U been made public.  .
B. Crillj, assistant manager of the
real Northern company, came in
>m Camborne this week. Wednes-
iv he inspected the Lucky Jack and
ftmrsday he went up to the Swede
roup.    He leaves again today.
W. F, Teetzel of Nelson  came in on
[riday's train to look  over  the Golden
'est and Crown King claims which he
scently purchased.    Development will
commenced on the properly in the
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A representative of Finch & Camp-
|ell, Spokane, will be in Poplar next
;eek to look over properties that they
Ire negotiating for.
Joe  Squires   of   Rossland   came  in
londay.     Mr.   Squires  is   interested
ii the company which proposes to erect
\n electric lighting plant here.
G. A. Perouex, of Lardo, who is interested in Poplar properties, is in town
[his week. 	
Work   was  resumed  on   the  Home
lull tunnel this week.
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The estimated cost to repair this
road and alter the grade to suit the
heavy traffic down to the railway is
about $3,800, and this expenditure
would obviate the necessity of a new
road on the eastern side of the creek,
but include one bridge across Poplar
creek.   ..
Cascade Creek—Length of trail about
five miles,, on which there are about
fifty claims. The estimated cost to
repair and extend this trail to bring
ore to the railway would be about
$1,000, including the building of a
bridge across Cascade creek.
Lake creek—Bridge across the
Lardo river and repairs to trail up to
Johnson's basin a distance of about
three miles.
Tenderfoot Creek—Length of trail
about seven miles, along which a number of locations have been made.
The local justice of the peace held
court this week. The charge was an
unusual one. It appears that the defendant tried to blow out a lighted lamp
on the plaintiff's head. And what made
the assault more agravating the defendant, contrary to the statutes in that
case made and provided, not only made
the attempt but was successful in extinguishing the flame. The lamp, the
head and the extinguisher were produced in court and entered as Exhibits
A, B and C. The case was remanded
for one week to allow of an important
witness being produced, who alone
can idenlify the three exhibits in their
present condition, and who can give
evidence, material to the case, as to
the effulgence of the lamp before it
went out, when it was in the act of
going out, and its condition when it
went out and stayed out.
T. R. French of Kaslo  was a visitor
in town this week,
D.   P.   Barsalou   came down   from
Ferguson Monday.
George   Hagerman   came   in   from
Kaslo Wednesday.
D. L. Dover of Nelson was in  town
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tom Watson of Trout' Lake • was a
visitor in town Friday.
The business men of Ferguson ban-
quelted W. B. Pool last week.
Mr. and   Mrs. A. McQueen returned
Friday from a holiday trip to Kaslo.
A. J. Ogilvie returned  Monday from
a  two weeks' visit at  Northport and
Jim   Griffiths says business   in  his
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store is better than ever before.
Rev. S. J. Green, Methodist minister
at Kaslo, held services in town Tuesday evening.
The Nugget woodpile is increasing.
E. M. Morgan is making preparations
to reside next door.
J. Mahoney of Wrhitewater came in
Friday and is looking over the properties of the camp.
O. Strathearn, Kaslo, sells stationery, wall paper, magazines, phonograph supplies, etc.
P. H. O'Connor returned to- Poplar
Wednesday after spending a couple of
weeks in Camborne, Ferguson and
Trout Lake.
Percy F. Godenrath, author of the
"Romance of Poplar Creek," passed
through town on Wednesday's train
on his way to Trout Lake. He will
stop here on the return trip and locate
another romance.
A meeting of the Poplar branch of
the Provincial Mining Association will
be held this evening in E. Baillie's
office at  8 o'clvck,    All  interested   in
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the objects of the association  are requested to be present.
Notwithstanding rapeated rumors
that the Lardo branch will be closed a
a part of the winter, the C. P. R. continues doing business, running freight
and passenger trains on alternate days.
There is little likelihood of the branch
being closed now, as the winter is almost over.
Persons requiring an opinion on any
known or unknown subject should cail
at The Nugget office between 1*0:50
a. m. today and 10:30 a. m. Monday.
During that time the staff will be
doubled for the purpose of giving information,   receiving   cash  and   writing
Ozonagrams From Trout Lake.
Twenty men are working on the
Lucky Boy near Trout Lake.
Work recommenced this week on
the HorsesTioe, an adjoining claim to
the Lucky Boy.
Jack O'Donnell will spend the winter
in 'Frisco.
The sawmill makes business buzz in
this camp.
Harlow, from Nakusp, has built a
house and taken up his residence in
this burg.
Trout Lake has a brass band and
one piper.
So far this is the best winter for
weather and business that Trout Lake
has experienced.
Bob Wadden is spending the winter
in the east, and will return in the
spring with his wife.
Truth From High River.
Bob Edwards writes as  follows from
High River, Alberta:
Dear Lowery : I see you have
started a paper at Poplar and I write
to wish you well. Between you and
me, I am getting a little dubious about
running a paper in a small burg. I've
been tackling small burgs for a number of years and am poorer now than
when I started. One gets no thanks
for whooping np a town or district.
The people welcome a newspaper and
as long as it is a novelty it is all right,
but after they've got used to it, the
cheese is off and the editor has to seek
other fields. Collecting cash for the
ads is what cools them all off. Even
now, this week as I write, I am moving my paper from this place up to
Calgary. Half the town went back on
me over that preacher racket and have
stayed back. However, don't think 1
am trying to throw cold water on your
new enterprise. You have my best
wishes for success. You surely deserve it.    Yours fraternally,
R. C. Edwards.
Bruce White of Sandon came in
Friday and left Monday, after looking
over the Buffalo group and other
properties in the district.
Fault-finders are disgusted when
they bump up against perfection.
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I Poplar, B. C, Jan. 8, 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;tising is £ 1.50 an inoh for
four insertions. Beading notices 15 cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a line first insertion, and 5 cents n line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, *7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, *10. Address all letters to Thk
Ncookt. Poplar, B. C.
B. T. LOWEST, Proprietor.
FBIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1904.
EDITORIAL NUGGETS.
The holiday number of the Anaconda News has been received at
this office. It is 22 pages, toned
cover, and all printed at home.
The fate of the country was settled
at the Tory convention in Nelson
Wednesday. There'll be another
fate settled when the Grits meet in
convention later on.
In this issue appears a poem by
W. D. Mitchell of New Denver, one
of the three great living poets ot
the empire. The other two, it is
needless to say, are J. Peck Mac-
Swain and Rudyard Kiplin
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The Nelson Daily News, in its issue
of IJanuary 1, contained* data ot all
the mining camps ot the interior, its
lumbering and other resources. The
write-up is the most complete that
has appeared in any ot the provincial
papers The plain tacts are stated
about each camp and district.
The B. C. Mining Exchange ol
Vancouver, in the December number, advocates a change in the
methods ot the department of mines.
Instead of the provincial mineralogist
examining and reporting on new
camps, it suggests that specialists
be employed to do this work and the
report be printed aud distributed at
once by the department for the information of the public. It the suggestion were carried out it might
prove of bene t to the mining industry of the province tor, as a rule,
official reports take so long in getting
to the public that a mining camp is
either dead or a dividend payer before they are issued
Publishing  Labor   and   Socialist
papers does not appear to be a paying
business.   The Western Clarion, the
official organ of the Socialist party in
British Columbia,  has suspended for
'one month in order to allow its manager to catch up with the paper's indebtedness.   This he   hopes  to  ac
complish through voluntary contributions from the Socialists throughout the province. Socialism and what
is  known  as independent political
trades unionism appear to  run in
cycles on this continent.   At periods
varying from ten to twenty years
there is a desire awakened among
wage-earners to better their condition through the ballot box, and for
a time the  utmost enthusiasm prevails.   Clubs and "new" parties are
formed, but somehow the offices in
these societies are always filled by
persons who never workod, especially
if there are salaries attached thereto.
After a time organizers are appointed—usually loafers-to go round
and pump hot air into wage-earners
who were giving their whole attention to the support of their families.
The workers go down in their pockets
to pay the expenses ot these windbags. Professional loafers are nominated and elected to the legislature
and parliament, and immediatly ally
themselves with the party in power.
After a few years the reaction comes.
The workers find that they have not
been benefitted by electing Independents or Socialists. They become disgusted at having been instrumental
in electing to office men who have
no object in life but to escape honesi
toil, and gradually drift back to the
old parties. A few years ago the
trades unionist who voted with either
ot the old political parties was looked
upon with suspicion; today independent political ac ion only obtains in
the 4,,back townships." A few
months ago Socialists were at the
height of their enthusiasm; now they
cannot enthuse sufficiently to raise
$50 a month to keep their little paper
out of the journalistic bone yard.
This is not the fault ot trades unionism or of Socialism, but of the class of
people by whom the mass of workers
allow themselves to be hoodwinked -
those who join unions and leagues
for no other purpose than to enable
them to * graft" on their supposed in
fluence with their fellow workers.
kinds of witnesses : First, of the liar ;
second, of the damned liar; third, of
the expert witness ; and, finally, of my
brother FrecL	
A  gentleman  who calls another
gentleman a liar is no gentleman.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
JACKSON RADCLIPFE, Prop.
A polished gentleman is one who
can be rubbed the wrong way with
cut getting hot.
The late Sir Frederick Bramweil was
famous both as a witness and arbitrator
in engineering disputes. It is recalleJ
that his brother, the late Lord Justice
Bramweil, on giving advice to a youug
barrister, told him to be careful of four
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J. J. CAMERON
POPLAR
Sells many kinds of goods, including
Groceries, Provisions, Hardware,
Tinware. Canned goods of rare
quality always in stock. Supplies
delivered to any part of the city.
Postoffiee in the building, and mail
sent to any part of the universe.
THE KAISER HOUSE
IN POPLAK
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation for 50 quiet guests. 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.
Has cocktails for the nervous,
beer for the delicate, whiskey
hardy   mountaineer,
and cigars for those who prefer narcotic to alcoholic stimu-
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 SIEGE
when you get inside the door.
E. FERGUSON & CO.
NELSON.
Wholesale dealers in Wine,Beer, Liquors and
Cigars. The famous Pabst Beer always in
stock.     A  special  line   is   Dawson"s  Extra
Special Scotch Whiskey
This noted fluid is a nectar fit for the gods
and Poplar pioneers, and a sip or two of it
will bring surcease of sorrow to any soul
weary of bucking bitter fate. THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, Jan. 8, 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 optimistic
results.
ARMSTRONG   &   ALHSTROH
MINING FLOAT.
The Enima mine in the Boundary
is shipping ten cars of ore daily.
The Last Chance in the Slocan will
pay a big dividend before spring.
The Granby mines at Phoenix have
lately been sending out 70 cars ot
ore daily.
It is reported that work will soon
be atarted on the Galena Farm near
Silverton.
The Colorado State School of Mines
will maintain an exhibit at the
World's Fair.
The Province on the South Fork ot
Kaslo creek shipped its first car of
ore the past month.
The   Mother Lode and Snowshoe
mines in the Boundary have amalga
mated with a capital of $5,000,COO
The N01 tli Star in East Kootenay
is to resume shipments to the Nelson
smelter at the rate ot two cars a day.
At the Athelstan mine near Phoenix the force has lately been increased. Ore shipments are also
b ing increased.
The total output of Cripple Creek
the past week was 41,000 tons, ot the
gross bullion value of $1,251,000. The
figures ot the Portland mine do not
include shipments to the smelters
An authentic statement from Jas.
Pollen, an expert, who recently
went to the new fields near Hiilsboro,
New Mexico, is to the effect that the
strike is very rich, but quite limited
In area. •
The Montana Tonopah company of
Tonopah, Nevada, is the second company of that district to declare a
dividend, the first being the Nevada-
Alpine. The Montana-Tonopah's
[dividend is for $50,000,000.
Geo. lieeder, a young mining man
[ot Butte, Mont., picked up a couple of
pieces ot float 25 miles from the great
Jinining center, which assayed $108,-
[00J and  $8,000 respectively.    The
[find caused considerable excitement.
Strikes in Colorado have prevented
[the United  States Reduction   Com-
|pany   from   declaring  the   regular
dividend, as it is generally understood among New York shareholders
[that the next dividend is to be passed
The   Homestake's   last   dividend
>rought the total dividends for the
rear up   to  $545,800,  making  the
^enth dividend of 25 cents a share
Jince January 1, 1903,   In times past
the company paid a regular dividend
of 25 cents per month per share, and
a special 25 cents with the same
regularity. The company !s capitalized at $21,540,000, divided into
shares of $100 each.
In New York the report is circulated that Charles Sweeney of Spokane, organizer of the Federal .Mining and Smelting Company, is negotiating for the Silver King and
Daly West lead mines of Utah, tor
which purpose the capital of the
Federal company would be increased
to $50,000,000. This, it is said,
would put the Federal company, now
owning most ot the Coeur d'Alene
producers, in control of the lead product of the United States, it then having 70 per cent, of the total. The
Silver King is the greatest lead mine
in the United States, last year having
paid in dividends $1,800,000.
A new town, known as Tin City,
has sprung up on Cape York, immediately below the Bering straits,
Alaska. It grew in a night and is
dependent upon the tin industry for
its future. The people who have
taken hold ot the work believe they
have enough of the useful metal near
them to supply the United States' de
mand of eighty or ninety million
pounds annually, now furnished by
importation from abroad. One of
the two big companies getting control there, both of which are New
York coi corns, contemplates putting
in a small smelting plant in the
spring, but this is regarded as inadvisable, owing to the shortness of the
season and difficulty of operation
Metamorphisin, originally proposed
by Lyell in order to describe a
change in form of rocks, has since
been widened in its meaning so as to
cover any change in the composition
or structure of a rock, through whatever agency, and whether with or
without gain or loss of substance.
The new alloy, Magnalium, is being used largely in the manufacture
of scientific instruments, for which it
is adapted on account ot its low
specific gravity and the ease with
which it can be worked. An alloy
containing 86 per cent aluminum and
13 per cent magnesium is about 2.5
density.    	
Since the first discovery, in 1851,
Victoria has produced 05,814,000 oz.
of gold, valued at $1,317,755,000.
The largest total output for one year
was in 1856, when a total ot 3,053,
750 oz. was reported. Since 1875 (he
output has averaged about 800,000
oz. annually. Curiously enough the
production of Victoria has varied
little from that of California, which
up to the end of 1902 had produced
about $1,380,000.	
The record as a dividend-paving
gold mine is probably held by the
Champion Reef Compftny in the Kolar
gold field in India. During ten years
this company has paid dividends
amounting to 1.022& per cent on its
capital stock, which has a par value
of £200,000, or $1,300,000. The low
est rate in any one year of that period
was 07£ per cent; the highest was
165 per cent, paid for the last fiscal
year. —E. and M. Journal.
The fundamental features ot the
contact process tor the manufacture
of sulphuric acid were first described
in an English patent granted in 1831
to Peregrine Phillips, Jr.; of Bristol.
The patent covered the application
of platinum in a finely divided state
for the oxidation of su'phur dioxide,
and expressly stated how the catalytic action was to be obtained. Soon
after the publication ot Phillips' in
vention, experiments were undertaken by German chemists, but it
was not until recently that the process was worked out in all its details
and became a technical success.
It is easier to win a wife with flattery than it is to maintain  her on it.
According to a recent census, there
are upwards of GOO Chinese in Johannesburg, of whom 180 are in business.
JOHN KEEN
Notary   and   Commissioner
POPLAR AND KASLO.
Wholesale Merchants
Wholesale
in
Starkey & Co., 2S£;
Fruit Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nelson, B. C.
Surveyors.
A. R. Heyland,
veyor, Kaslo.
Provincial
Land Sur-
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Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Poplar.
Cockle & Papworth.
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THE
STRATHCONA
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
B.   TOMKINS,   HANAQER.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to th« Chief Commissioner of Lands and works for permission to
purchase the following lands, situate in
Kootenay district on Lardo river, about
three-quarters of a mile east of Lake creek:
Commencing at a post planted about three
quarters of a mile east of Luke creek and
about eighty chains from the Lardo river,
marked" John J. Malone's North- West Corner
Post," thence east 80 chains, thence south 40
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north
40 ohains to the point of commencement.
Dated December 12th, 15)03.
JOHN J. MALONE.
Send
50
Cents
And get a copy of
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Written and compiled by
R. T.   LOWERY.
Address all orders to The
Ledge, New Denver B.C.
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i Poplar, B. C, Jan. 8, 1904-
THE NUGGET.
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POPLAR
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
Comfortable
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
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Wholesalers.
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E. Harrop of Nelson came in on
Wednesday's train.
C. C. Poyntz, of Kaslo, formerly
foreman of the Marion mine in the Slocan, is in town.
George Hambly of the Dominion
went up to Trout Lake Monday to be
present at the installation of officers of
the Odd Fellows Tuesday evening.
G. G. Day returned Friday from a
week's holiday at Trout Lake and
Ferguson. He is now doing prospect
work on the Swede group.        r
The Department of Mines.
What useful purpose is the provincial
government department of mines serving? Can anyone point to anything
done by the department so far as the
metalliferous mining interests of the
Kootenays are concerned that has
proved helpful to the prospector, suggestive to the mine owner, or attractive to the investor?
These are questions which demand
consideration. In a great mining
province like this the department of
mines should be one of the most energetic, aggressive and .up-to-date branches of the administration. Is it not a
fact that for all practical purposes the
province would be as well off without a
department of mines at all if no better
result can be obtained from the money
expended than has been the case in the
past?
This subject can be discussed from
an entirely non-partizan point of view.
We are directly concerned in seeing
established a department of mines that
will serve the mining interests efficiently, whether the presiding minister
be a Liberal or a Conservative.
What use are the annual departmental reports? In the first place they
are issued too late to give the data concerning the ore productions, etc.. when
the information would  be  serviceable.
The matter contributed by the provincial mineralogist is usually the result
of a hurried tour over a very large area.
He may have had time to make a hasty
inspection of a few properties here and
there in the course of his space-covering trip, but anything like an exhaustive report upon a district, one that
would be read with profit by mining
men and prospectors all over the world,
is wholly lacking. It is when one considers what is  being  done by  similar
government institutions in other provinces and countries that the comparative uselessness of our own institution
becomes so conspicuous.—Nelson Daily
News. __
OUR  LADY  OF  THE  SNOWS.
Fair Lady ! Our Lady of Beauty,
Our Lady of summer and song,
We come now to seek thee,
To meet thee and greet thee,
And wish thee a Happy New Year !
First footers are we ;
Fleet lovers are we ;
Quick steppers, light lancers,
Heavy troopers, staunch yoemen ;
We salute the ! and wish thee a Happy
New Year!
We pledge thee again and again ;
We pledge thee in "strong and in
sma'."
From the clear crystal fountains
Of our gold and silver tressed mountains,
And in bumpers and torrents of sweet
usquebaugh.
We toast thee all  the  day and all the
night long;
For  this  is  our story  and this is our
song—
A  Happy  New  Year !   Many   Happy
New Years !
Our Lady of Beauty and Song !
—W. D. Mitchell.
New Denver, B. C, Dec. 26, 1903.
E. L. MASTERSON
POPLAR
General ricrchant
AND DEALER  IN
Mining Supplies,
Dry Goods,
(Tents' Furnishings,
Clothing,
Hardware,
Boots and Shoes,
Groceries.       Agent for
Hamilton Powder Co.
The Place to Buy
FURNITURE
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
and
Funeral Direotors.
NELSON, B. C.
j$ Poplar  Transfer  Co. |
i
Fright moved to any part of thecity or|the
hills. A heavy team of horses and a
string of husky mules always at the service of the public. Lots cleared in any
part of townsite.
8
M   GEORGIv CHATAWAY.   M
Poplar Townsite
See Future
K THE HOTEL INN
First Street, Poplar, B. C.
The only hotel in town that is
plastered. The rooms are large and
well furnished. The menu is the
best in the whole Lardeau district
The bar is supplied with the ve
choicest brands.
cne u
ict. O
ery ^
J
HANSON &  OSTBY. %
2K
RATES, $1.50  A DAY   AND   LP
*«
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I
*
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.
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