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Array NUGGET.
Vol. I.   No, 23.
LOCAL AND MINING.
Poplar, b. c.. May 6,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
A morning bracer at the Commercial.
Hammocks and fishing tackle at O.
Slrathearn's Kaslo.
A second story is being added to the
bar ol the Kaiser house.
A. O. Ostby is building a residence
on his First slreet lot.
Norman McLellan of Slocan came
in the past week and is clearing his
lots on Poplar avenue.
The tunnel on the Home Run is is
in 90 feet, and judging from the appearance of the rock in the face, the
the lead will be tapped in a few feet.
Eric Strand, one of the locators of
ihe Swede group, who has been visiting friends in the east for the past four
months, returned to town   Friday last.
I). E, Wilson and Mrs. Wilson arrived from" Ellensburg, Wash., Monday, and will reside here. They were
accompanied by Miss Morgan, daughter
of E. M. Morgan.
Frank Holton was down from the
Swede groupe this week and says the
lead is widening with depth and considerable pyrrhotite is being encountered in the ore body. The shaft is
down between 50 and 60 feet.
Jackson Radclifte and Joe Portgall
commenced work this week on the
Happy Jack group of claims near Gold
Hill. The group comprises four claims
through which runs a quart/ lead 12
feet in width, carrying gold values.
Chas. Hanson has purchased the interest of A. O. Ostby in the Commercial hotel, and is now the sole proprietor of that excellent hostelry. Mr.
Ostby will devote his time to his meal
market which, owing to increasing
business, requires his undivided attention.
The Speers outfit came in Wednesday from Kaslo and have commenced
clearing the streets. The report was
circulated in town by some maliciously
inclined person that Mr. Spiers was
bringing his drinking water from Kaslo
but on inquiry this statement was found
to be untrue.
W. J. Murphy has sold out all his
interest in the Hotel Bosworth at Gold
Hill to the owner of the townsite, E.
Mobbs, who will now carry on the
business with Mr. Murphy's late
partner, J. H. Casey, where meals and
liquid refreshments will be dispensed
to guests prior to the enjoyinent of the
genuine old Havana cigar.
While prospecting this woek on the
Riverside, one of the properties
owned by the Lucky Jack Mining
company of Seattle, Tony Hansen discovered a very rich lead of quartz three
feet in width. The discovery was made
on the north side of the river, and on
what some of the provincial papers call
"John Y. Cole's wild-cat  promotions."
The many old New Denverites in
Poplar were pleased to meet Andy
Jacobson of that place, who arrived in
town   Wednesday.     Mr,   Jacobson  is
The Gold Commissioner Speaks.
Gold Commissioner Fraser of Revelstoke was in Poplar
Monday looking into the wants of his extensive district.
Asked about the decision of the placer claim on the Lucky
Jack mineral claim, he replied :
•' I have noticed some criticism by one or two judges regarding my action in the Tanghe case, in ordering him to
remove [his stakes from that portion of the Lucky Jack
ground which would interfere with the successful development of the property. In making the order I believed that
I was acting within the powers conferred on a gold commissioner by the Placer Act, and I still think that my action
was fully justified by the circumstances as they existed at
the time, and I consider I was also doing my duty in compelling compliance with my order. It has, I belieoe, been
held that I had no authority to make the order, but, notwithstanding such contention, I have had the opinion of
eminent counsel to the contrary, and I may say that even
great legal minds—judges^ jmd others—sometimes go far
astray of the law8. This is evidenced by the fact that out of
thirteen cases reported in volume No. 9 of the B. C. Law
reports, which were appealed from the British Columbia
courts to the supreme court of Canada, in nine the judgments were reversed, which certainly is very strong evidence that those who claim to possess greater legal knowledge than I lay claim to, are apt to arrive at wrong conclusions, sometimes after long consideration of the law and
facts, whereas in the case in point I was called upon to
exercise my judgment on the spot, in order to settle for the
time being, at all events, a question which was an entirely
new one and which is still not free from doubt in the minds
of persons competent to express an opinion on such matters.
the senior partner in the Grand hotel,
and is also proprietor of the St. James
in New Denver, one of the best hotels
in the Slocan. He visited the Lucky
Jack, and admits that this camp is
long on nuggets, if it can't equal New
Denver in scenery.
A number of lots in the heart of the
town remain uncleared. These are a
constant menace to the business portion
of Poplar. The whole space on the
north side of Poplar avenue, between
the Grand hotel and the Hart building
should be cleared at once. On the
south side of the same avenue, between First and Second streets, there
are two lots belonging to P. Burns and
Jas. Speirs which should receive the
immediate attention of the fire wardens.
Under the new building being erected
for Archer & Hodder there is a lot of
rubbish which should have been removed before the foundation was laid.
Between Second street and A. McQueen's residence on the north side of
Poplar avenue there is nothing but
logs, brush and rubbish. On the south
side of the avenue, between the Dominion hotel and Dundahl's residence
is the same. Then there are the lots
within two hundred feet of the Simpson and Jackson residences which require immediate attention, as also the
lots facing on Marcus avenue behind
Bruce Craddock's property, Then the
property between the Kaiser house and
Harrop's lumber yard. The fire wardens by accepting office undertook to
perform the duties required cf them by
the act, and the people of Poplar expect
they will do so no matter whose corns
are pinched.
Wall paper bargains at O. Strath
earn's Kaslo.,
Jim McDonald of Nelson went up to
Trout Lake Wednesday.
S. Algren, a Rossland druggist, is
in town with  a view to locating here.
Geo. Chataway has sold his lot on
First street to J. L. Whitney of Rossland.
Ed. Funk and partner are doing assessment work on the Sunnyside on
Lake creek.
H, A. Brbwn, representing the
Revelstoke Cigar company was in town
Wednesday.
A. McQueen, traveler for the Inland
Cigar company, Kamloops, was in
Wednesday.
Theo Beubare, superintendent of the
Silver Cup at Ferguson, was in town a
few days this week.
G. B. Batho of Ferguson passed
through town Monday on his way
home from Nelson.
Hugh Williams is building a livery
barn on First street, between Poplar
and Marcus avenues.
The new pack bridge across Cascade
creek was completed this week. The
structure is 65 feet long.
Ivan Finn has secured  a  record for
the pre-emption Oil the  north side.oL,**
the river, opposite Popl«r.
R. T. Martin, who spent the winter
at Ainsworth, caine in Wednesday and
has commenced work on his Cascade
creek properties.
Chas. Burl,  Nelson; A.   E.  Mellish,  '
Vancouver; C.   Wynn,   Toronto; A. L.
Houston, Rossland; P. Devine, Ferguson; are looking over the camp.
A. W. Goodeuough of Kaslo came in
Wednesday on a business trip. He
has appointed Frank A. Tamblyn local
agent for the Slocan  Bottling Works.
F. S. McKay, who arrived  here last
week, says that   his sawmill has been
put on board the cars in East Kootenay
and will be here in the  course of a few
days, when it will  at  once  be erected
and put to wok producing lumber.
Geo. Chataway has sold his draying
business to Hugh Nelson of New Denver. He retains his pack and saddle
horses, and will continue to move supplies to any part of the district. He is
bringing in ten saddle horses next week.
Some person or persons unkown
feloniously appropriated or misappropriated two barrels belonging to the
Canadian Pacific Railway company,
This is serious at a time when barrels are in demand,  and   freight high.
Wm. Tattrie and Alex. McKinnon
brought in ten cows and a span of
horses from Fire Valley Wednesday
last. It is their intention to run a
large dairy, and have located west of
the town. At prej-ent they are cutting
out a road from the ranch to the town.
The j|average   man  wastes  a  lot  of
wind airing his views.
Every man is broad-minded  enough
to detect selfishness in others. Poplar, B. C, May 6, 1904.
THE NUGGET.
THE NUGGET
Is published every Friday »t Poplar, B.  C.
and is sent to any address for $200 a year.
Commercial advejtising is £1.68 an inch for
four insertions. Reading notices 16 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
Ncookt. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWEtfY, Pkoi'hiktor.
FRIDAY,   MAY 0, 1904.
EDITORIAL NUGGETS.
A hard trail often ends at a gold
mine. 	
The heart of the C. P. K. is slowly
melting. 	
Next month is a sad one.   Taxes
are due then. 	
Think of Fernie and then  fill your
water barrel.	
1       In a short time our greatest enemy
will be the forest (ire.
Bring the news to this office and
help the editor advertise the district.
Tourists should not overlook the
Lardeau. The sight3 are worthy of
inspection.      	
Expert mining men who are not
prejudiced state that Poplar will be
greater than Cripple Creek.
Canada needs a mint. In case of
war rag money would be oi little
more use than blank paper.
Shooting into the ground will do
termine  the   value  of   this   camp
quicker than shouting into the air.
Prosperity is pushing Poplar pretty
^well   past  the   pessimistic    period.
Push, pluck, and perseverance nre
bound to win out.
SUPT. BUSTEED HERE.
Superintendent Busteed from NeV
son came into the camp on Tuesday
last, accompanied by Engineer Bain
bridge. Mr. Busteed was surprised
to see squatters on the company's
right of way and ordered them to be
removed.
The officials went over the town
with a view to finding out the needs
of the people and the necessities of
of the company, and it was under
stood that the needs of t e people
would receive early attention, and
doubtless the necessities of the enm*
pany will be equally well rooked
after by the gentlemen to whobe care
their interests are confided.
It  is safe to say,  however,  that
... with so many people in town  who
arc not only householders, bur, freeholders, who have pledged their tilth
iu the town and the coming in. nes
surrounding it,   that the company
will do their utmost to secure for
their shareholders some of the bene
fits which always result from a close
attention to the wants of the public,
which will be large and extensive
during the next tew years.
Mr. Bainbridge is expected back
in camp in the course of a few days
when we will see some tangible proof
of the attention the company mean
to give the camp.
It is understood^that the proposed
telephone line has been abandoned
in favor ot the old-fashioned telegraph, which will be much more
satisfactory than the telephone, but
this would have been better than
nothing. There is enough express
business to keep a man partially engaged, and we hope soon to see an
agency here.
Our attention has been called to
the onslaught made by a section of
the provincial press upon a Seattle
company known as the "Lucky Jack
Mining Co. ot Seattie," owners ot
some claims at Poplar, one of which
is known as the "Lucky Jack, No,
2." Wnile having as great an ob
jection to wildcat companies as the
most pure-minded ot our contemporaries, we are inclined to think that,
if some of the publications which
make a specialty of jumping on every
individual or company whose name
comes before the public in connection with development undertakings,
were to employ some of their surplus
energy in advertising British Col urn
bia's resources instead of "knocking"
her visitors, it might be a good thing
for the country. Moreover, all companies are not wild cats, and it is
sometimes as well to exercise a little
discriminating charity, at all events
until just cause of offence sh i\\ have
>een given. In the present instance
the only offence given appears to
nave been tnatof issuing a prspec-
tus and proceeding to sell shares. A
most grievious crime, truiy. And so
uncommon in British C.»lumbit —
B C. Mining Exchange.
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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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POPLAR MEAT MARKET
A. O, OSTBY, PROPRIETOR.
Fresh and  Salt Wests, Fish and Fowl
OYSTERS IN SEASON
The idle furnace was blown  in .it
the Mother Lode smelter last week-
Don't marry a girl for the sake of
beating her chaperou out of a Job
A truthful enemy is better than a
lying friend.
Noiseless powder is something the
world never hear3 of.
SLOCAN BOTTLING
WORKS
Reer and 'Aerated Waters
Frank A. Tamblyn, Agt, Poplar
HAWTHORN BROS.
GOLD HILL
Miners and Prospectors'
Supplies.
We carry  everything from a
Toothjjiok to a
BOX   OF   POWDER.
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.
The Miners' Hotel
Gold Hill, B. C.
Plenty of accommodation for
Travelers,    Prospectors   and
Miners.
John Uloin, Proprietor
COMMERCIAL HOTEL
iKOHMKILl! HOTKI, inn.,
Hanson & Ostby, Proprietors.
First-class in every department.    Wines Liquors and Cigars the
finest  procurable.    The   Menu   has no equal in the
Lerdeau.    Call and be convinced  that
THE   COMMERCIAL IS   THE   BEST 1THE NUGGET.
Another Scandal.
The payment by the Ontario government of the claims ot the working-
men of the paralyzed Soo industries
on the evening of the by-election in
the constituency of Sault Ste Marie,
which it was absolutely necessary
tor the government to win in order
to remain in power, has developed
into one of the greatest scandals in
the scandalous record ot the Ross ad
ministration.' Some time ago it was
shown that among the unfortunate
employees whom the government
relieved from the dire peril of star
vation and misery were the
high-salaried officials whose monthly
pay represented in some instances
more than the ordinary man can
hope to earn in a year. Not only
were thev included in the payrolls,
but even the company's legal repre
sentatives were relieved by the ever-
anxious Hoss administration. But
these disclosures did not tell the
whole story. The public accounts
committee of the legislature has been
examining the pay lists and has
made some interesting discoveries.
For instance, officials of the company
admitted that Messrs. Elliott, Hamilton and Irving, all lawyers, were not
on the regular pay lists of the com
pany last Jane and July when the
company itself made the payments,
but when the Ontario government
became paymaster their names appeared on the August and Soptein-
ber pay lists. Not only did this happen but several very well paid employees figured on the pay lists met
by the government at substantial increases of Salary.—Montreal Gazette.
Poplar, B. G., May 6, 1904.
. Mow Rocks Grow.
Rocks do not grow in the sense
that a plant grows. They may increase by accretion, and they may
undergo chemical change. The old
sea bed, being lifted up, becomes
sandstone and limestone. The volcanic ash and lava strewn over the
plains becomes tufa, bard enough for
building stone. The pebbly shore of
a river becomes conglomerate. The
simple mineral does grow, however,
when it takes a crystal form. The
sparkling prism of quartz increases
irom an atom to a crystal as
large as a forearm by a process of
addition and assimilation, wonderfully slow, but beautifully regular,
exactly as crystals of ice form on a
window pane.
The Twelve Jurymen.
A prisoner is tried by twelve of his
fellow countrymen, this custom is
a thousand years old, and we get it
from the Vikings. The Vikings divided their country up into cantons,
which were subdivided into twelve
portions, each tinder a chieftain.
When a malefactor was brought to
justice it was usual for each chieftain to select a man from the district
over which he ruled and compel him
to try the prisoner, the verdict of
these twelve men being declared by
the judge to be final.
After a short idleness the steam
shovels at the Granby mines, Phoenix, have been started to work.
The woman who wastes her breath
talking never seems to want for any.
IT ONLY COSTS
$2.00
In Cash to get reliable mining news
of the Poplar Creek Camp for one year.
This can be done by subscribing for
The Nugget, the only paper published
in the Great Gold Camp.
JOB PRINTING
In Job  Printing we  do as neat
work and furnish as good material as j^j
any office in the province. IQj Poplar, B. C., May 6, 1904.
THE NUGGET.
operation
dnstries, has had much to do
Mining Business Discussed.
When mining is prosecuted in a
business way by practical mining men
thesis no other business which yields
sd^ntych profit for the amount invested.
CertiUnly no other business has made
so many millionaires. In the Pacific
Coast states a score of men might be
named who made from five to twenty
millions of dollars in mine operations,
and as we look down the line it is
astonishing that more enthusiasm has
noV been displayed in unlocking the
treasure vaults in the mountains Of the f
mineral-bearing territory which rises
ip/rom the Pacific and runs for hundreds of miles northerly and southerly.
* T$e mines of the Pacific coast, be-
sulef making millions for the few, have
matle hundreds comparatively wealthy
a«d have placed thousands above want.
^Ihdlthe wonder is that many of the
mines from which this wealth has been
taken are yet producing largely and
Ipiying profits.
put the Pacific coast is not the only
place where mining pays. Wherever
the industry is being carried along on
business lines and by competent men
the* results have beeivremafkable. Coin  mining, as in  other in-
with the
phenomenal success and the results ob-
taintd  from  mining  operations.    The
big * mines of the  world  could  never
hafe been opened and  developed were
if not for combinations of capital which
ejia^led the  many  lo attempt and accomplish   what  the individual   would
k»ot dare  and  could- not  for  financial
pns.    A glance at  the   list of divi-
Idfs paid by mining companies sincee
? beginning of the year will gi ve on
ilea as to the profits paid  from that
kufee, as the published amounts repre-
;It but a portion of the total, for there
ale ; many  mines operated  by  private
parties or   by   close corporations  the
profits of which are never made public.
I Nfany of the  mines  now  being de-
vf loped on the   Pacific  Coast  will  fall
tingp line in time as dividend-payers and
the -stockholders  who  have  faith and
will   eventually  reap   a   rich
?st.    It  requires a  great  deal  of
time, money and energy to develop a
mine and equip it  with   the   necessary
maoninery to put it on a  paying basis,
bui once there it will return lihera|fy to
those who have sufficient' confideuce to
Hold their shares.
As in other lines of business care
sJiogld be taken in making investments.
1 Gambling should not enter into mining business any more than any other.
,A is easier to make inquiries be*fore
rveking than to recover money which
s%een placed |n a wjld speculation.
Ol*course some qhances ' musi be taken
mining as in all other business pur-
iit«, but the same reasonable amount
of|udgement and precaution should be
l|se|. If that is done, the industry
Jre^nts numerous openings for in-
vestment which will result profitably.
The sharks of the industry who found
ta# easy matter to prey upon   the unary before the light of exposure was
jfoed on them, are now swimming in
fcrfgerous  waters   and   will  be com-
elfed hereafter to operate under cover,
new element has entered into min-
[il»g journalism, one vhich neif her fear,
l*6V rit%jrtoney can control.
We^'are endeavoring to make invest
ments in mining stocks as safe as the
purchase of stocks or bonds in banks
or mercantile enterprises, and thus to
bring capital enough into the mining
industry to open up the rich ledges
which are known to exist, but which
are lying dormant because the public
fear to invest in mining stocks of
legitimate companies for the reason
that rascals who prefer to operate dishonestly have cast discredit on the
business.—San Francisco Mining and
Engineering Review. i
The story is told of a Michigan boy,
the son of a Baptist minister, who has]
inherited the traditional baptism by immersion principles, and by the close attention given to the ceremony as performed by his fond parent, is able to repeat it word1 tor word. A few days ago
he filled ^iub%itb iwater in the back
kitchen, and catching the family cat
and her two kittens, proceeded to teach
them one of the essential rites of the
Baptist church. The kittens went
through the ordeal without protest, but
the cat showed her displeasure by
scratching the boy's lace. Throwing
the offending animal down, be satd in
disgust: Darn It, be a Methodist, then,
if you want to.—Ex.
FOR SALE, CHEAP
■ft
ttience
MINING FLOAT.
Eleven men are working at the Reco
in the Slocan.
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Foundation work has commenced for
White  Bear   concentrator  near Rossland.
A contract has been let to build a
concentrator   at  the  Alice  mine  near
Creston. .
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The Tyee Mining company of Mount
Sicker, has declared  a dividend of five
per cent.
The Slocan Star at Sandon has received more machinery . for the concentrator. When the mill is completed the Star expects to ship forty
carloads a month of zinc, lead and silver ore.
The Sullivan ^Mining company of
East JjKootenay has been reorganized
and placed on a better footing than
ever. Charles Sweeney, the well-
known Coeur d'Alene mine operator,
as interested.
Sotne men live hj^pily with their
wives because their wives won't stand
for anything else.
FLOAT
Is a literary blend, written, compiled, published and shipped by R. T.
Lowery. It tells about booze in. Nelson,, Pffo?r in th? Sjh/ery Slocan, gos-
perat'Beal* lake, ram in JSfew 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 that 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 cents. R, T.
Lowery, Poplar, Nelson or New
Denver, B. C
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Poplar.
^Cockle & Papworth.
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One hardwood earved bar, one well
made blackjack table with turned
legs, one round poker table turned
legs and a medium barroom stove,
all in good order.
E. A. Cameron,  Sandon.
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.
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JOB.
PRINTING
to this office. It willffnot hurt
you, and will help the editor td
live in luxury.
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NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lands, situate in West Kootenay district on Lardo river
and adjoining the Kaslo and Slocan land
grant on the northwest at Bosworth: Commencing at a post planted on the north side
of Lardo river, marked "A Oowing's South
West Corner Post," thence east 40 ohains.
thence north 8u chains, thence west 40 chains
to.river, thence following the meandering* of
river to the point of commencement.
T>ated this 21st dav of March. A. P. 1904.
*$ A. GO WING,
NOTICE.
Notice is Jnfrehy given that (to davs after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and vt orka for permission to
purchase the following described lands,
situated on/the north Hide of the Lardo river,
commencing at a post marked E. L. Master-
son, south east corner. Post stand* on the
north hank of the Lardo river, opposito the
mouth of Poplar creek, thence nortn JJOohains,
thence west 4 1 chains, thenc south 20 chains,
thence east 40 chains, following bank of Lardo
river to place of commencement, containing
80 acres, more or less.      K L. MASTERSON.
Poplar, B. C, March 15,1904 2f>
The Spyglass Mining
and Development Company, Limited.
Capitalization fcfiOO.ooo, divided intd 500,000 shares having a par value
,.of *! each; 40(),00() shares have been placed in. the treasury.
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GET
ON THE AROUND
FLOOR.
Do not pat it off any longer. Invest now before the stock
Is all underwritten. With every share underwritten at
par we give a bonus of two shares. That we own one of
the best properties in the Poplar Creek District is conceded by the best mining men who have visited the
camp. This stock will sell readily at one dollar flat
within three months. Now you can get three shars for
one dullar, payable 10% ©ash and 10% per month. Invest
now and you will make Simie easy money. For further
particulars apply to r
R. G. McLEOD
V   to
NELSON
Secretprj^Treasurer.
Room 16, K.W.C, felk.
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8 THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, May 6, 1904.
flOfl
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. f J J
ARMSTRONG   &   ALHSTROH
What He Was.
A man of letters, of poor physique,
recently knccked a policeman down
and is sfitrat ltiftfe ttf tell the tafe
It was On the bank oy the upper
Thames, where a notice bids "Pedestrians to enter the towing path by
the roadwap " The man of letters,
however, knew the short cut and
took it, running into a huge Berk
shire constable. 'See that notice
board?' remarked the constable,
blocking the narrow path. The man
ot letters looked, considered an J replied. ''But you see 1 am not a pedestrian.'' The constable considered
him from his hat to his boots and
back again. 'Why, what are you,
then?" he asked. 'Tin a Congregational ist," said the man of letters.
The constable dropped.— London
Chronicle.
Naval Encouragement.
Admiral Watson always prohibited
swearing on the vessels where he
happened to be, ai.d if any luckless
officer enforced an order from the
bridge with an oath, he was called
upon tor a private interview with his
superior. But another mutter in his
squadron troubled the admiral. His
was the flagship, and yet her men
were sometimes the last to finish the
execution of a command to carry out
a manoeuvre. One day when the
seamen were behind in getting down
from the rigging he called a captain
to him.
"Why is it," he asked, "that here
on the flagship, where we ought to
be the quickest, the men are behind
the other ships?"
While the officer was seeking for
an inoffensive reply a volley of oaths
came floating across the water from
the captain of the nearest ship.
•'Weil, you see, admiial, our men
don't get the right kind of encouragement, sir."—Exchange.
A Question Of Ethics.
By some means which are undi-
vulged by R. L. Borden, leader of
his majesty's loyal opposition, has
obtained the private memorandum of
ihe late Minister Blair addressed to
his colleagues with reference to the
railway policy of the Dominion, and
particularly concerning the Grand
Trunk railway. One thing is certain
that Sir Wilfrid and his henchman
Fisher are particularly excited.
They do not seem to deny the accuracy cf the memorandum, but they
do declare that Mr. Borden is ne
fariously in possession of stolen prop- -
erty and he ought to be ashamed of
himself. Of course the argument is
that were Mr. Borden ashamed of
himself he would not use this very
discommoding pieee of evidence as
to what are the real intentions rf the
government. It is to be hoped that
the country will be allowed to hnow
what are the purposes of the government and why this private memorandum of Mr. Blair's should not be
divulged, and why Mr Borden
should be stigmatized by honorable
gentlemen as a felonious misap
propriator. Certainly the country
would like to know why the gov
eminent are building a line of railway and handing it over to a private
"ompany instead of keeping it them
selves.—Ros8lan1 World.
in without paying.
You can pay without going in, said
Barnum, but you can't go in without
paying. The rule doesn't work both
ways.
The women have now a grand opportunity for doing temperance work
and showing the greater utility of the
rolling pin than that of the hatchet.
The Toronto Globe of April 13 pub
lished a cable dispatch as follows:
"Medical Superintendent Jones of the
London county asylum told the society
for the study of inebriety that bad
cooking, resulting in mal-nutrition,
is one of the chief reasons for the
drink curse."
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Worth Knowing.
Liberia has consented to having a
United States coaling station in her
waters.
The great lakes of the St.  Lawr
ence system have an area of 47,000
square miles.
According to Salt Lake City figures
the number of Mormons now in < x
istencc is 3C0.000.
The mortality in Rome lias been
reduced within a few years from 25
per thousand to 15 per thousand.
Twelve vears ago one sailor out of
every 10(>, on an average, lost his
life by accident Now the proportion has been reduced to one in 246.
The curfew is a recognized institution in twelve municipalities in aS\ \v
York, according to the annual ivp»rt
ol the state superintendent of public
instruction.
British nobles are the only ones in
Europe who ever wear coronets on
their heads, and the role occasion
when they do so is at the coronation
of the sovereign.
In New England the abandoned
farms are being planted with nut
trees, and the worked out ground is
found to furnish nourishment enough
to cause the walnut, butternut, and
1 hestnut lo flourish abundantly.
Passenger cars in early days were
simplv stage coach bodies mounted
on wheels, and as time progressed
several were linked together, thus
forming a train.
vVood pulp paper as military cloth
ing is used by the Japanese troops.
It is marvellously tough, and has an
appearance that might well be regarded with satisfaction for summer
wear. It holds stitching uncommonly well, while its warmth is
undoubted.	
Knew Her Danger.
Smythe—You say she had the
burglar covered with her revolver
while her maid went to call the
police. Then how did it happen
that he escaped ?
Browne—Well you see the burglar
was a foxy chap, so he said suddenly,
"Look out, there's a mouse!" Wbile
she < as getting on a chair he got out.
A One-Sided Rule.
Once when P. T. Barnum was tak
ing tickets at the entrance ot his circus a man asked him if he could go
You weather prophets make a great
many mistikes, said the man who
sneers Yes, answered ihe observer;
but it other people had all their mistakes published in the daily papers
as we do, I suspect that our record
would seem pretty good.
W J"
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The law which all rascals believe
should be enforced to the last letter
is tha statute of limitations.
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An extension of time on the bond
of the Volcanic, near Grand Forks,
has been given until July 1st.
A whiskey sill is so called because
the moonshiner has to work it on the
the quiet. ,	
A combinat:on ot mushroom ap
lite and toadstool judgment is apt to
prove fatal.
«T- H. LOVE.
NELSON    EMPLOYMENT    AGENCY
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ON SHORT NOTIOK.
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OUR STOCK OF
GENERAL ROODS
Is now on the shelves,
and we are rv ady to '
Do Dusiness
And are bound to please
you, as they are
FIRST CLASS
In all lines. Come round
and look them over. Re.
spectfully,
John Hambly, F«
E.HARROPI
Lumber and Builders' Material, Hardware, Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc, Etc.
FRONT STREET, POPLAR, B..C
Draying.
Having purchased the
draying business of Geo.
Chataway, I am prepared
to attend   to all orders.
HUGH   WILLIAMS
POPLAR, BO. ^
HOTEL BOSWORTH
GOLD HILL, B. C.
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accommodation
for mining men and tourists. Only A1 brands
of liquors and cigars kept in stock.
Casey & Murphy,  Props.
JOHN KEEN
Notary   and   Commissioner
POPLAR AND KASLO.
Starkey & Co., ffiSrft
Fruit, Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nki.son, B. C.
A. R. Hey land,
veyor, Kaslo.
Provincial
Land Sur-
KEEP YOUR OPTICS ON
GOLD HILL
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing. Poplar, B. C, May 6, 1904.
THE NUGGET.
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Bed Rooms Large and
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THIS AND THAT.
The locrl branch of (he Provincial
Mining association lias nor foregathered
for several months. Important matters affecting the mining industry of
Poplar Creek should be discussed and
acted upon by the association at once.
Superintendent Busted of the C. P.
R. was in town Tuesday. All shacks
on the right of way will be busted by
Busted if not removed before Busted
returns on his busting expedition. Bust!
O busting Busted !
David   Mark Carley,   Egyptologist,
ind  J.   Peck   MacSwain,   poet,  both
>rominent citizens of Nelson, are having a penn war on   the very important
question of which comes the nearest to
?ing a Canadian.    David comes from
the Gatineau and J. Peck from the Big
Swail.    Except a person  has  fished in
the Rocky Saugeen  or quenched  his
thirst at  the  Red   Pump   he   cannot
be called a Canadian.    Canada is right
in the township of Bruce,  county of
Bruce,   where they give a  Grit  majority of 500 and are still  voting  for
Geordie Broon.
Both New Denver and Kaslo are going to celebrate VLtoria Day, It is to
be regretted that these exceptionally
live towns have decided to open the
scenery to the public gaze on the same
date. It is altogether too much hilarity for Kootenay in one day. The
Denver people have chartered the Slocan City band to stay at home, and the
Kaslo committee have agreed to return
visitors by Mulock's fast mail service.
fThese attractions should commend
themselves to persons desiring to
celebrate.     It   is not  the  purpose of
te Nugget to boost foi   either place.
>th will give visitors a 'run for their
money and get it.
most mineral will get the best prices
for his goods, of which there are many
of tine quality in the hills. Work along
this line is more productive of immediate results than anything else, and
there is nothing like having a property in sueh shape that it will show lo
the best advantage when a buyer turns
up.    The more work the better.
Poplar has a Trades Committee, the
object of which is for the members to
meet and discuss ways and means for
the advancement of the town and district. There has not been a general
meeting for three months. Would it
not be advisable for the president to arrange for weekly or fortnightly meetings. There are many matters of interest to the town that could be brought
up and discussed. New men are daily
establishing themselves in business in
our midst. These men, coining from
different parts of the continent, doubtless have new ideas and new schemes
to bring before the members for the
business advancement of the community; and then, gatherings of this
kind give excellent opportunities for
citizens to become acquainted, compare
notes, get into the collar and push the
town for all it is worth. President McQueen, you are "first in say."
A number of men in town are on the
lookout for the snow to get off the high
places, so that properties may be examined on the outcrop, and the cross-
[cuts and shafts experted where the
ids have been cut for the inspection
fjjprospective buyers. It is yet early
tor the actual buyer to get in, but the
lime is now opportune for the claim
>wner to get in and open his goods for
Inspection, and the man who  uncovers
One Edward Musgrave, of Victoria,
a relic of the stone age, has come to
the conclusion that public schools, as
they are conducted in Canada, are injurious, as they place all classes of
society upon a common level, brains
being the only distinction. Even the
best beople of that city, with all their
influence, are not able to compete in
(he struggle for the top rung of the
professional ladder with the sons of
barbers, barmen, ironmongers and
common laborers. It is unfortunate
that the educational system of British
Columbia is becoming the means of
depriving the elect of their hereditary
privileges. But brains with education
and push usually come to (he top.
Mr. Musgrave should get rid of the accumulated moss and endeavor to keep
up with the times. Educating the few
may be a very good system for the Old
Country, but in Canada the object is
to give all such an education that when
they come to face life as individuals,
or communities, or as a nation, they
will be prepared to meet (heir difficulties intelligently.
changed. It would be just as reason
able for the law to allow one man to
pre-empt 360 acres as a hemestead
and then give another person the exclusive privilege of growing potatoes
on the same ground. Tne Mineral Act
should be so amended tha4 all disputes as to ownership of mineral claims
should be decided by the gold commissioner, with the privilege of appeal
to the minister of mines. The courts
are too expensive for the prospector,
and too slow. In some cases litigation has extended over a period of two
years. If the mineral claim is a good
one the lawyers will, of course, keep
it going with motions, and enlargements, until the property is eaten
up by lawyers' fees.
The Records.
Following are the records made at
the Poplar office during the past week:
LOCATIONS.
April 28—Hidden Treasure, Poplar
Creek, S. A. Scott.
April 30—Olivar, near Boswortn, E.
Duford.
May 2-A, B, C, I), E, F, and
Cracker Jack, Cascade creek, H. Melton, H. Thiry, S. A. Scott, D. O. Day,
F. Kaiser and Chas. Diamond.
Sunset, fractional, near Gold Hill,
John Slattery,
Ontario, near Gold Hill, W. A.
Hanahan and W. Neelands.
CERTIFICATE  OF  WOKK.
April 30—Good Hope, Rapid creek,
R. Burns.
Morning, Rapid creek, J. Nesbitt.
About the time a man begins to feel
his importance others begin to doubt it.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
JACpefTKADCLIFFE, Prop.
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McKinnon &
Sutherland
Everything that the prospector needs can be bought at
McKINNON &
SUTHERLAND
FERGUSON. B. C.
SADDLE and PACK:
ANIMALS
Supplies delivered to any*
part of the district at*
reasonable rates. Pros- J
pectors outfits moved and •
Saddle Horses furnished. •
GEORGE    (KMT/IWAY:
POPLAR, B. C. I
E. L. MASTERSON
III an interview published in another
column of this issue Gold Commissioner Fraser explains his course in the
Tange case. To a person familiar
with conditions in a mining camp, the
the stand taken by Mr. Fraser must
appear the only reasonable one. In
thedocation and rolocation of mineral
claims miners and prospectors usually
follow established customs and do not
think of taking advantage of legal
quibbles. These customs have been
incorporated in the laws of every mining territory where there was an honest
desire on the part of the law makers
to promote the industry, In ordering
Tange to remove his stakes from the
Lucky Jack mineral claim, Mr. Fraser
no doubt took into consideration the
established custom as well as the legal
side of the question. If the law allows
two mineral claims to be located on the
same ground,    the   law    should    be
We are getting: in shape to (ill
Youroiders, let them be large
or small, they are appreciated
alike. We have hid years ot
experience tilling orders for
mining companies and prospectors. We endeavor to send
nothing op the hill but. first-class
goods. Giveosacall. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first class.
E. L. MASTERSON
GENERAL  MERCHANT
POPLAR, B. C.
F.    C.    LAWRENCE.
JUST   OPENED
OITOJUTK <;raki> hotel
Full line of Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry.
Am prepared to do
All   Kinds  of Repairing;.
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.
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Poplar Drug Store
We have opened a Drug
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CO.
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DRUGGISTS.
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R. ELLIOTT
Furniture and
Undertaking
Bargains  in  all   kinds   of
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
etc.   Wall  Paper.   Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
British Plate Mirror 46x96
inches, new, Letter Presses,
Barber Chairs, Bath Tubs
and other specialties.
Mail Orders  Receive Prompt Attention
R. ELLIOTT, KASLO, B. C.

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