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Vol. I.  No. 8
Poplar, B. C, December 18,1903.
$2.00 A Year .
In the Swede Group.   Quartz in
Gold and Not Gold in
returned from Trail Monday, where he
had been in connection with the shipment of ore made to the smeller last
week. No smelter returns have yet
been received from the shipment.
No Returns Yet From Marcus &
Gilbert Shipment. The
Lucky Jim.
This week a very rich strike was,
made on the Swtde group. Men were
put at work on a surface showing on
the opposite side of the hill from where
development by tunnel and shaft is
being carried on. After a few feet of
stripping was done a leJge between
three and four feet in width was uncovered, the ore of which is the richest
vet discovered in the camp. One piece
of quartz, or ralher gold carrying
quiirTzTanJ "weighing 4 oz.. gave 3 oz.
gold. About 150 pounds ot rocKwas
brought down from the mine Tuesdav
by   Superintendent   Morgan, UiaLjLLjs
estimated will run upwards of $100^000
to the ton. The whole ledge is not, of
course, as rich as the samples brought
down, hut it is freelv spattered with
gold anj will probably average at the
" mimmmWmm        ■■'■■     —       J
lowest estimate $2,000 to the ton. If
*tne values continue with depth the
Swede group will prove by far Ihe
richest property yet discovered in British Columbia, and the Great Northern
Mines, Ltd., the owners, may with
safety talk of "millions staring them in
the face." All the local shareholders
in the company are naturally very much
elated over this latest and richest discovery, not so much because they did
not believe in their properties, but because of the ''hammering" the camp
has been getting from some of the
coast papers.
John Perkins, who was one of the
first to make locations in Poplar district, and who is spending the winter
in .Everett, Wash., paid the camp a
visit last week, looking over some of
the properties, among them the Swede
and Marcus & Gilbeit groaps. Mr.
Perkins has been interested in mining
for a number of years in nearly all the
great camps of the west, and thinks
thai Poplar creek will be one of the
great gold-producing districts of the
continent. He represents two syndicates and will invest here if the right
properties can be obtained.
E. M. Morgan, superintendent of the
Great Northern properties in the Poplar district, came in on Monday's train
Irom Rossland, where he had been attending the trial of the placer location
nil the Lucky Jack. Mr. Morgan has
also been at the coast on business connected with the company.
Ore is being brought down by paek
tcain from the Swede group to Poplar
station by George Chataway. The
first shipment will consist of about
twenty tons and will be sent to the
Oyster mill at Camborne for treatment.
THE YELLOW   l^ ^ZZ^Ze11^^L
better it will be for the mining industrp
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_,..   of British Columbia.—Rossland Miner.
The Rossland Miner Takes the
Mining:   Record' to   Task
for Criticisms.
Is Glad to Have an Opportunity
to Tell the Truth About
the New Camp.
George Gilbert, of Marcus & Gilbert,
one of the  owners  of what   is   locally
The Lucky Jim.
Not far from Trout Lake, on Silver
Cup mountain, 1 is the Lucky Jim
group of claims, owned by P. H. Murphy, George McLeod, L. Ewing, Jim
Grant and Charles Walmsley. There
are two full claims and two fractions
in the group. The ledge shows for 300
feet on the surface and is from 3 to 4
feet wide. It carries gold and coppei
values with slight traces of lead and
silver. Assays show gold values running from $200 lo $1,004. A shaft has
been sunk 14 feet on the property, and
further development will prove the
Lucky Jim to be one of the bonanzas of
the Lardeau.
5*   ^^■^^■^^^^■^■■^^H
The Records.
Following are ihe records made at
the Poplar office during the pasTWeek:
Dec. 12—Monitor, 1 % miles below
Second Crossing,  R. T. Martin.
Dec. 14—Black Fox, 6 miles below
Second Crossing, west side of Lardo,
Emil Hendrickson.
Brown Bear, 6 miles below Second
Crossing, west side Lardo, Frank
Hendrickson and Ole Benson.
Tremont, 6 miles below Second
Crossing, west side Lardo, J. J. Malone
Shipments are now being made by
the Emma mine near Eholt from both
sides of the claim.
Thfc Velvet in Rossland camp is to
resume operations next month. A 100-
ton pyritic smeiter is to be erecled to
treat the ore.
The two locomotive? which will replace horse power in the Granby mines,
have been shipped from the makers,
the Davenport Machine Works, Davenport Iowa.
The balance of about $5,000 on the
bond on the Elkhorn, near Greenwood,
due from McDonald and Sutherland on
ihe qth inst., was in the bank to meet
it some weeks previous, being the net
returns from ore shipments from this
high grade property.
The Snow shoe mine near Phoenix
is now in shape to ship a larger quantity of ore than the smelter can
take from it. Underground in this
mine there is a reserve of about 90,000
tons of ore broken down in the slopes,
and only a few days ago prospecting
wo k on No. 1 level ran into another
body of ore.
It is indeed regretable to find the
British Columbia Mining Record,
a journal supposed to be devoled to the
promotion of the mining industry of
this province, making insinuations concerning the men and mines\>f this district that are unjustifiable. The at-
t ick of the Record on the Lucky Jack
and other Poplar Creek properties is
nothing short of disgraceful, and we
must confess that the circumstances
which seem to have prompted it are
open to censure. Neither the Record
nor the country had anything to gain
by the aspersions cast in this instance.
The whole business smacks of maliciousness.
The Record critiefzes The   Miner for
We still have a few coptes of "Float"
for sale at this office.
W. B. Pool is in Camborne this week
and will be in Poplar in a few days.
J. A. Dewar, of Nelson, representing
lumber interests, was in town Wednesday.
Frank Holton and P. H. O'Connor
returned from Rossland on Monday's
Wm. Schmock went out on Monday's train, accompanying Mrs.
Schmock as far as Spokane. He will
return today.
Joe. Carton, who owns a  group of
claims near the head of Cooper creek,
arrived   in  town  this week and   will
winter here.
A. J.. Ogilvie, blacksmith at the
Lucky jack, leaves this morning to
spend the Christmas holidays in North-
port and Republic, Wash.
speaking, waiLot the Lucky.Jaek .juwJLJ^Kuslo will grant a bonus of $50,000
The more the average man sees of
known as the Marcus & Gilbert group, I Others the more he  respects  himself.
the Poplar Creek camp.    If the Victoria journal would follow our example
there would be  no complaint from any
source.    All that The Miner has had to
say concerning Poplar creek  is  truthfully reported and we are glad to have
had an opportunity to speak well of the
new camp.    Ii is  the  custom  of this
paper to speak well   of everything and
everybody in every instance compatible
with the truth.    We   also earnestly desire to encourage  the  development of
the local mining industry  as  much as
possible and   believe that we are doing
so when we publish the  bright   side of
the attempts   that  are  being   made in
that respect.    A thoroughly competent
representative of The Miner spent three
consecutive   weeks   al    Poplar   Creek
ajst autumn and made a special   study
of the situation there.    Can the Mining
Record  say   as   much ?    Why,   then,
does the Record   have   the  temerity to
criticize The Miner's   knowledge of the
district ?
ihe Record would have been better
employed if, instead of trying to find
weak points in ihe merits of Poplar
Creek, it had referred to the gratifying
results that have attended the display
of Poplar Creek ores at various public
exhibitions in (his country and the
United States. In every instance Poplar ore has taken first honors for richness and quantity and it is now generally admitted that it is the best of its
kind ever seen in (he West. Surely
this is something for British Columbia
to be proud of and it is worthy of
notice in a mining journol published
in the province.
It is a growing conviction with us
that the Mining Record and William
Fleet Robertson,   provincial   mineralo-
and ten years exemption from taxation
to the Canadian Smelting company if
they will erect a 100-ton smelter in that
H. B. Smith and G. W. Campbell of
Roesland   came   in   on   Wednesday's
train, in pursuance of the order of Mr.
Justice Martin, to survey  the Tanghe
placer claim.
Chas. Bjerkness, of Nelson, repre^
senting the Yale-Kootenay Ice company, was in town Monday and Tuesday making contracts with local business men for their summer supply of
Tom Ward died in Nelson on Tuesday of pneumonia. Jjtuii came to Nelson in 1888, and thousaTTOs of friends
will regrel to learn that he has crossod *
the divide that hides the othersidefrom
human eyes. May Gj>d be good to
Tom, for his formation was full of pure
If some enterprising person would
open an express office in Poplar he or
she would confer a favor on the community. The C. P. R. has an office at
Lardo but it might ju;-t as well, so far
as the people of Poplar are concerned,
be situated in London, Eng. It is tco
much to expect the C. P. R. to open an
office here, but if some one would do
the worl* for nothing and give the
company all the profit, they might be
induced to throw parcels off at this
N. F. McNaught and W. R. Will,
owners of the Capella group at New
Denver, have received the returns from
the recent carload shipment to Nelson.
The net returns were $6,000, proving
the mine to be one of the richest in the
country. Poplar, 13. C, Efec. i3, 190
Id published every  Friday at Poplar, B. C.
and h sent to any address for $2 00 a year.
Commercial advejtisingf is 11.60 an inch for
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
NucuiKr. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWEflY, Puoi'kiktoh.
The opinion ot many mining
papers is shaded by the amount of
advertising you put in their sheets.
The richer the camp the more it is
knocked. The richness of a mining
claim can be judged by the number
of claimants for its title.
• 'Float" is a publication that tende r-
teet will enjoy. Send it to them at
Christmas. It will keep hell away
from heaven's door, and only costs
four bits.        	
McBride has promised to amend
the mineral and placer acts so that in
tuture there will be no conflict
between quartz and placer locations.
This is the result of a largely-signed
petition sent to Victoria by Nelson
A scientist recently stated that
bathing was injurious, and as proof
cites the case of an Eskimo who died
from pneumonia two days after he
was given his first bath. Beware ol
t!»e bath! t his warning is not necessary to many of our readers. They
hive already been wised up.
It is to be regretted tint a paper
ot the standing of the Mining Record
shiitld make assertions regarding
the purchase price of a mineral
cl.tim without first ascertaining the
facts. The purchase price of the
Lucky Jack could easily have been
ascertained from any one of the three
locators—P. H. O'Connor, E. M. Morgan or Orange Hamilton.
A Modest Eagle.
We have had placed on our hands
this week the %£gtfesue ot the Nugget, published in the prosperous mining camp of Poplar. It is controlled
and edited by R. T. Lowery, a name
well known and fespected in mining
and journalistic circles. We can
cmti lently recommend the Nugget
to ihe notice of all who are interested
in the development of the Lardeau
gold belt as being a publication only
a shade inferior in excellence to the
Eagle itself! That the new mining
journal may be a Ppp(u)lar Nugget
is our hearty wish.—Lardeau Eagle.
Some men are unable to think
when drunk or talk when sober.
A good many things people buy
are too cheap for the price.
No man ever brings suit against
the assessor for underrating his worth.
Some men are as anxious to find a
complimentary notice of themselves
in a newspaper as others are to find
something bad about their neighbors.
At Camborne  Is  now  Working
Smoothly.   A Description
of the   Plant.
The Oyster Criterion stamp mill,
which was put in commission last
week, is daily pounding away on
tons of rich quartz, and gold is piling
ud on the plates in very satisfactory
quantities, and it is estimated that
the cleanup abjut the end of the
month will be a valuable one.
The Oyster mill, which is operated
in conjunction with the Oyster Criterion Rossland properties, is owned
by the Great Northern Mines Ltd.,
as are also the properties mentioned.
A Riblet aerial tram carries the
ore from the mine to the mill, where
it is dumped automatically on to a
grizzly, the smaller pieces of quartz
going through to the stamps, while
the larger portions are put through a
crusher and from thence to the bat
tery of ten stamps, The stamps next
pound the ore into a pulp, which is
forced by a stream of water through
a tine wire mesh and over quicksilvered plates that catch all the free
gold. The pulp then flows through
sizers, which are graduated, allowing the heavy particles to settle in
the first compartment, while the
finer are carried on to the r.ext, and
so on. From the sizers the residue
is transferred to the Frue vanners, of
which there are three, where with
the aid of flowing water the waste
matter is carried off, the mineral,
being heavier, clings to the oscillating and slowly revolving vanners
and is deposited as concentrates in
receptacles provided for the purpose.
The concent-ates are then shipped
to the smelter.
In addition to the mill, vanners,
etc there is the half section ot a
Rand 10 drill air compressor which
supplies power for working: machine
drills at the, mine, o biiler tor heat
ing purposes and a complete water
system with appliances for protection
from fire. Power tor operating the
whole plant is supplied by two turbine wheels diiven by a 250 foot,
head of water th it is obtained from
Pool creek by means of a pipe line
over a quarter of a mile In length.
The entire plant is working well,
and will doubtless render a good account ot itself in the first gold brick
turned out.—Camborne Miner.
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
when you get inside the door.
Some people deal with books as
they deal with stocks-they speculate on mai gins.
It isn't what a man doesn't possess
that makes him poor, but rather
what he wants.
Does This
Interest You?
We offer Rio Coffee of
best quality, fresh roasted :
6 pounds $i.oo
50 pounds, per pound. 16
100 pounds, per pound.  15
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
Kootenay Coffee Co,
nelson, b. c.
§  THE-  I
§ Queen Cigar Store §
*          mr^lH NELSON *
tgfc Keeps the best brands of ^
g PIPES and §
§ TOBACCOS      §
* *i
^k   Wholesale and Retail. fe '
And ^et a copy of'
Written and compiled by
Address all orders to The
Ledge, New Denver B.C.
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.
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, Propbietor. THE NUGGET.
Poplar,  B. C, Dec. 18, 1903.
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
have already been mined and sacked quantity of ore has been taken out cf
the Lucky Jack and sacked ready
for shipment as soon as a decision is
given in the adverse now pending :
development work is being actively
prosecuted on all of the company's
properties.   Thus it will be seen that
the Great Northern Mines, Ltd., is
doing its utmost to fulfill its promises,
and its manager should be encouraged rather than retarded in his
Many a man who has an aim in
life never gets a chance to shoot.
A manless baby carriage would
fill a long-felt want in some populous
The December issue oi the British
Columbia Mining Ktcurd, published
in Victoria, may safely be classed as
an anti-poplar Creek number. The
greater part of its editorial space is
taken up with unfair criticisms ot
Poplar Creek properties and the
Great Northern Mines, Ltd., and W.
B. Pool, the managing director ot the
company. The first article in the
Mining Record opens with the fol
•*The great Northern Mines, Ltd.,
is a new promotion recently adver
tised in such a manner as to suggest
an enquiry whether the promoters
have or have not in their advertising
methods* given cause for doubt as to
their absolute sincerity."
Why sh 'Uld tiie Record doubt the
sincerity <»f a man who has beert interested in mining in the province
for a number o! years and who has
heretafore fulfilled all his promises
in reganl to the properties under his
charge and the company of which he
was managing director? Is it not
a fact that W. B Tool, who huR been
e.nmeetKl with mining for nearly a
quarter ol* a een'ury, is more capable
ot giving a clear statement of the
prospects of his company than a
writer who has had absolutely no
experience in mi ing?
The second article in the Record is
a defense of the provincial mineralo
gist, and incidentally an attack on
W. B. Pool for what i; t rms his
"characteristic effrontery" hi presuming to \ talk back' to such an
eminent authority as the provincial
In the third article, entitled "A
Catch-Pmny Policy." are some gems
characteristic of the writer, lie asks
several questi >ns, among thum:
"Did Mr. Pool really pay $200,000
in money for the Lucky Jack
group?" The locators say he did
pay $200,000 for the properties,
Whether the payment was made in
money, ur potatoes, or pumpkins or
sawlogs, makes very little difference,
so long as the persons seling considered the goods received the
equivalent ot cash. Another: "Will
they pound out 8250,000 in two
months after the plant is in operation?" There is nothing improbable
in this statement. Apiece of quartz
tested on Tuesdav last. ran
nearly L.ur I undivd thoiK.iul d hilars to tlit,' ton, i r. to be exact, $8lU,
000.    Several tons of very  rich ore
and it would be advisable for the
editor of the Record to refrain from
further  criticism of  this  statement
until such time as the returns from
the ore now being shipped to the
mill at Camborne  have been made
public.   The last query to which we
will refer is: 'Was there a million
dollars  (not  to say  four  millions)
staring him in the face?"   This also
is not  improbable   when   you take
into consideration that the statement
was based on the possibilities of^a
very rich lead ol gold bearing quartz
varying from 3 to 6 feet in width.
A few years ago the statement was
published that the Granby mines had
millions ot tons ol ore in sight.   We
believe the  item appeared  in  the
Mining Record.   No one at that time
who had seen the ore bodies of the
Knob Hill and Old Ironsides doubted
the statement.   No one who has seen
the  workings  in   the  Swede   and
Lucky Jack groups in the past two
weeks would doubt  the  statement
that  there  an; millions of dollars
worth of ore in sight.
The whole criticism ot Mr. Pool,
his company, and the mines which
the company has acquired, is uncalled for and prejudicial fo the progress ot mining operations in the
Lardeau country. It the Great
Northern does not fulfill all
the promises made in its prospectus, then the Mining Record will
be justified in criticising Mr. Pool,
but at the present time such criticism is unfair to the company a ad
the Lardeau district. The company's
mill at Camborne has just com
nienccd treating ore; ore is at
present being packed from the Swede
group to Poplar for shipment to the
Camborne    mill;    a    considerable
Notary   and  Commissioner
Wholesale Merchants
Starkey & Co., SSftrJ;
Fruit Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nelson, B. C.
A. K. Heyland,
veyor, Kaslo.
Land Snr-
General Jlcrchant
Mining* Supplies,
Dry Goods,
Gents' Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes,
Groceries.        Agent for
Hamilton Powder Co.
Bring You
to this office,
you, and  will
e m" luxury
It will  not  hurt
elp the  editor to
D. J, Robertson & Co.
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
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 oi' bucking bitter fate. Poplar, B. C, Dec. 18, 1903
*  The
Best Menu in the Citg
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors ;
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
J no. Nelson of the Dominion had an
amusing experience the other day.
While coming down on the boat from
Trout Lake two sports from that burg
took him into their confidence, and
informed him that the proprietors of
the Dominion were easy, they had
been told. Would he introduce them ?
They had a "lead-pipe cinch;" it was
just the same as finding a roll or doping a navvy. John, of course, agreed
to do his utmost in forwarding such a
laudable cause. When the trio arrived
at the hotel John took off his coat,
went behind the bar and asKed the
sports if they would have theirs in a
a "lead pipe or the regulation glassware.    They used the glassware.
Lardo had a charivari last week.
The Poplar Meat market received the
first consignment of meat Thursday.
An effort is being made to have
Deacon Smith hold services every Sunday evening.
Mrs. William Schmock left on Monday's train for South Dakota, where
she will spend the winter.
Geo. Drennan completed the mason
work on Casy &. Murphy's hotel at the
Second Crossing this week.
Rev. Mr. Solly of Trout Lake came
in Monday and held services Tuesday
evening  in  the  reading  room  of the
\    evening  in  tne  reading
\ Grand hotel.
"^ Orange   Hamilton,   wl
'ho made the
first discovery on the Lucky Jack and
one of the locators of the claim, came
in Friday from Trout Lake.
F. W. Godsal and A. R. Springett
of Alberta left on Friday's train for
Camborne, where they were to meet
W. B. Pool and inspect the Oyster-
Criterion mill.
Gus Andersnn of the Grand is not
quite sure whether he is running an
hotel or a church. He believe,s that it
is up to some of the other hotel men to
mix a little religion with their booze.
E L Masterson, who had been in
Spokane for Ihe past week, returned
to town Monday. He had many en-
about this district while in Spokane,
and believes that a large number of
people will come in from that city in
the spring.
The shooting match came off Sunday as arranged. Shorty Higgins was
the winner. A number of local shots
would like to get on a match with
either of the contestants, among them
Fred Kaiser, who offers $100 to $25
that he can beat either Holloway or
J. H. Casey and Chas. Woodrow
shot two swans on Howser lake, near
Duncan City, this week. They measured 90 inches from tip to tip, 6 inches
across the foot, and head and neck 28
inches iii length. There were five
birds in the flock but only two were
shot. The swans were white, with
the exception of bill, legs and feet.
He Cussed.
Dr. Daniel M. Stimson, the familA
ph)sician and lifelong friend of the late
poet, Richard Henry Stoddard, relates
an anecdote to the effect that the poet^
while endeavoring to procure an im-
promptu luncheon for a number of
friends after Mrs. Stoddard and the
servants had retired, found a box of
sardines. His somewhat vigorous remarks, inspired by a sardine can's objections to the "open sesame" of a dull
jack-knife, attracted the attention of
Mrs. Stoddard on the floor above.
"What are you doing ?" she called
down. "Opening a can of sardines."
"With what?" "A dashed old jack-
knife. What did you think 1 was
opening it with ?" "Weil, dear," she
said, diyly, "I didn't exactly tiling you
were opening it with prayer!"
fe poplar ;^
§! Has cocktails for the nervous,
5> for
beer for the delicate, whi.-key
the   hardy    mountaineer,
5 and cigars for those who 1 refer narcotic to alcoholic stimu-
§ la 1 its.
$ August Buffalo
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Cockle & Papworth.
•• •
Notice is hereby Riven that 60 (lays after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Vv oiks 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 Lulce creek and
about eighty chain* from the Lardo river,
marked" John J. Malone's North- West Corner
Post," thence east 80 chains, thence south 40
chai' s, thence west 80 chains, thence north
40 chains to the point of commencement
Dated December 12th, 1908.
[?] Pop9ai*  Transfer Go. J*j
Freight moved to any pari, of thecity or[the
hills. A heavy team of 1'orses .and a
string of husky mules always at the service of the public. Lots chared in any
part of townsite.
Hanson Strand & Johnson.
Dominion Hotel
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.
BtambBy & Nelson.


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