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Vol. I.  No. 1
Poplar, B. C, December 4,1903
$2.00 A Year.
Poplar's First Shipment  of Ore
Sent out  This  Week-Lucky
Jack Tunnel in 225 Feet
Hich Strike on Great Western.
Swede Group to  Make  Trial
Shipment of 20 Tons.
i^E£"± Z I^Iwant it wide open
The Marquis and Gilbert group has
become a shipper. About 200 sacks of
ore were shipped to Trail this week.
It has the appearance of gal en carrying free gold, with the principal values
in the yellow metal. This property is
near the Swede group and the owners
are working it themselves. They are
the right kind of men to have in a
camp, for nothing makes a camp
grow faster than hitting a drill on your
own claims.
The tunnel on the Lucky Jack is in
225 feet and the managers are well
pleased with the way the property is
developing. A stamp mill will be built
in ihe spring-just as soon as the size
and character of the mill can be determined. A shipment of several sacks
of rich ore will be sent in a few days to
the Ovster-Criterion mill at  Camborne.
On Cascade creek, about two miles
from Poplar, August Buffalo has had
the Dominion and Dick claims lor six
years, There is a io-iool lead on tin-
claims sprinkled with free gold. Chas.
FJilers went to Rossland on Wednesday to complete the formation of a
company for the immediate development of these, promising properties.
The Swede group is working two
shifts on four 10 live feet of the prettiest ore in the country. This ledge
has a galena ore low In silver but
high in free gold, much of it running
£500 in gold to 1 he ton. Ore is bein^
sacked and 20 tons will he sent to
Camborne when the snow permits oi
raw hiding.
Tom Armstrong has made a rich
strike on the Great Western, about two
miles below the Second Crossing, lie
has sent some specimens of it to Spokane. The ore is similar to that found
in the S >yglass and is very rich in free
gold. The ledge runs from iS inches
to 2 feet in width.
The placer company operating
ground on the Lardo river in front oi
the Lucky Jack is still wailing for a
pump. If^old is struck on bedrock
anywhere oround this camp it will
create a hum that will be heard in New
ago and called it the Royal claim. He
did one assessment, gave his partner
the money to record the work, but he
skipped and Buffalo lost the claim.
Before many years the* Lardeau will
be like the  Transvaal.     It   will have a
string of stamp mills from Lardo city
to the shores of Arrow lake. None of
them will be built by knockers, pessimists or barroom prospectors.
Walker & Olson are working their
property near the Swede group. They
have a nice showing and are running
a drift. Dr. Rogers and Jack Desmond are also inieresteJ in this group
of claims.
Barkley Crilly came in from Camborne on Monday. He reports the
10-stamp mill lately put in motion at
the Oyster-Criterion as running without a hitch of any kind.
On   Rapid   creek,   three   miles   from
Poplar, Rogers &   Smith   have worked
a claim for four years.    At   a   depth oi
100   feet  it   is   richer   in   gold   than it
was on the surface.
Gold is used as a Christian name to
dozens.of claims in this district, such
as Gold Hill. Gold Reef, etc. It
might bi as well to use it more in the
sense o\ a surname.
The Golden Lagle, near the Second
Crossing; has some remarkable leads.
Closely adjoining each other can he
found leads carrying iron, gold, copper and galena.
The tra«l l>as aeen finished to the
Home Run and a small force of men
are driving a 100-foot tunnel on the
Wright and his partner are working
placer ground on Poplar creek within
lhe town limits.
Some work has been done on the
Fearnaught. The average values are
$40 to the ton.
Citizens Protest  Against Canadian Paeiiie Closing  Lardo
Branch During Winter
Resolutions Passed at a Meeting
Held Last Week in the
Grand Hotel, Poplar
the Hon. Minister of Railways, W. A.
Galliher, M. P., Hon. Richard Mc-
Bride, Hon. Robert Green, John
Houston, M. P. P., Thomas Taylor,
M. P. P., the Associated Boards of
Trade, and the press.
Copies of the above resolutions have
been sent to the C. P. R. officiate,
members of the local legislature, and
to the minister of railways  at   Ottawa.
Adventurc With Web Press.
[loh Martin ran against   a   hard  formation last week.     While   assisting   to
move the fust printing plant in town
he collided with our weh press and
was dead to the world for a lime. He
has since recovered from his fust adventure with a printing press.
Camp Rubbers.
The camp-robber sometimes works
his graft in Poplar. The man who
enters the cabin of a poor prospector
for the purpose oi stealing his grub is
not lit to live in a sewer in Hades,
much less the golden city of Poplar*
J. J. Cameron, wife and daughter
came to town on Monday. He will
build a residence and remain for the
winter, having sold his hotel at   Lardo.
At a public meeting of the citizens of
Poplar, called to discuss the proposed
action of the Canadian Pacific railway
to close the Lardo branch during a
pdrttori of the winter season, due to
the probable freezing of Trout Lake,
the following resolutions were unanimously passed :
Whereas, the camp of Poplar Creek
has a permanent population of 300
people solely dependent upon the mining industry ;
Xnd, whereas, it has been announced in the public press that it is
not the intention of the Canadian Pacific
railway lo maintain the Lardo branch
service during a portion of the winter
season ;
And, whereas, should the said railway fail to maintain a continuous service during Said period, this camp will
he utterly cut off from civilization for a
period of at least from two to three
months, with lha possibility of suffering
severe hardships both physically and
financially ;
And, wheceas, the uncertainty of not
having open communication with the
outside during said period, is already
effecting a material injury to the min.
ing and commercial interests of the
camp ;
And, whereas, it is the intention pf
many claim owners, both quartz and
placer, and two incorporated companies to prosecute development
throughout the winter, giving employment lo a large force of miners, pro*
vuiing transportation facilities are maintained ;
And, whereas, the Lardo branch of
the Canadian Pacific railwao has heen
heavily subsidized by the people ;
And, whereas, the representatives of
the wholesale, manufacturing and
jobbing interests of the province have
requested the citizens of Poplar to urge
upon the said railway company the
necessity of keeping said road open ;
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that
the Canadian Pacific Railway company is urgently requested to maintain
a continuous service during said w inter
months on the Lardo branch, and that
copies of thee resolulfons be sent to the
Canadian    Pacific   Railway  company,
New Conductor.
Harry Graves is the new- conductor
on me Lardo express. Harry was the
first conductor to run a train out of
Vancouver. For a time of late years
he looked at the golden creeks around
Dawson, but the force of habit was too
strong and he is again a knight of the
punch on one of the best pieces of track
in B. C.
The king is expected to strike camp
this week.
Help our city editor by bringing in
all the news of the camp.
Billy Hansen and his partners will
soon have their hotel ready for business.
Bruce Craddock is building a residence and has become a permanent
John McLaughlin and his brother
are the new landlords of the Commercial hotel at Lardo.
A band of ladies from the half world
struck camp last week and ever since
the moon has looked like a piece of
ruby silver.
The C. P. R. has a freight shed in
Poplar. It is always open and would
be a great graft for the cows if we had
any in this progressive community.
During the absence of Ehlers, Aug.
Buffalo will manage the Royal hotel.
Buffalo's numerous friends are rapidly
becoming cognizant of the fact.
Draw poker has been discovered in
Poplar. A little development will be
done this winter, and by spiing it is
expected that a chute of blues will be
Frank Brown is the presiding genius
at the speculative end of the Nelson
house in Nelson, and always has a glad
hand for the boys when they blow into
the metropolis of Koolenay.
Three years ago Henry Mangusson,
who recently made a fortune out of the
Swede group, built the first cabin in
Poplar. It still stands just across the
track from Dad Kaiser's Waldorf-
Jim McDonald of Nelson went
through on the train the other day.
When passing through Poplar Jim put
his head out of tbe window, and the
natives thought the sun was rising in
a new place,
* Poplar, B. C, Dec. 4, 1903-
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B.  C.
and is sent to any address for if 2.00 a year.
Commercial advejtising is $1.50 an incb for
four insertions. Reading notices 18 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, $7j Delinquent co-
owner notices, £10. Address all letters to Tin:
Nuguet. Poplar, B. C.
R, T. LOWEftY, Pkohuktoh.
As a rule we like to get into a
cauiD before the pianos and canary
birds, but on our arrival last week
we found these things had preceded
us, in addition to a large number of
birds that are not canaries. The
camp is a little over one hundred
days old and has six hotels, five of
which are producing every day, four
stores, a livery Btable, a laundry,
etc., and more gold in the hills
around the burg than we have ever
got close to since we first placed a
set'of 6takes in the shadow of the
grand old mountains of the Great
West. No church as yet parts the
air with its tall spire, and the only
tiger we have seen in Poplar is so
tame that even a tenderfoot could
camp near his daws and never wink
au optic.
The Lardeau is wonderfully rich
in  gold,   especially around   Poplar
creek.   Gold in some quantity can
be  found upon  every claim.   The
marvellous showings on- the Lucky
Jack and other claims would have
set the world on  fire if* discovered
anywhere outside of Kootenay.   No
sooner is the camp discovered than
we find knockers trying to tie the
hands of those who are  making an
effort t, build up the country.   The
claim jumper comes along  with  his
augur.   The Provincial Mineralogist
gets wise on the district   from a ear
window and blows cold air through
the coast press,   while the C. P. R.
treats Poplar all through the summer with the coldesi   kind  of courtesy, and now that winter faces the
sturdy   trail -blazer,  it  threatens to
tighten the cinch and stop operating
during a portion of the snowy season.
Such a proceeding should  not ba al
lowed for a single day.   The people
of Carada built the C. P. R. and it
should be operated  for their benefit.
If  the  C.   P.   R.   has  become   too
penurious to run a  train  to Poplar
because  its  officials are too  short
sighted   to make provision against,
ice on Trout lake, then the government  should   &tep in and   run the
road.   The rights of the few must
not be sacrificed under the juggernaut of grasping monopoly.
So, seeing that Poplar was in need
of a paper to make known its wonderful resources and fight for its
rights, we have hoisted our flag on
painted upon it the immortal words
of Macbeth. The Nugget is small
but like the camp from which it hails
it will soon grow so large that all the
world can see it without straining
their eyesight.	
He is a wise man who always knows
his own stakes.
The Bible is against Poplar. it
says to make no haste to get rich.
As a rule the orator who uses the
biggest words has the least to say.
It is easier lo keep out of matrimonial harness than to get out of it.
It is easier for the average woman
to land a husband than it is to keep
him landed.
Jealousy makes a woman think she
can secure a monopoly on a man's love
by acting up.
Does This
nterest You?
We offer Rio Coffee of
best quality, fresh roasted :
6 pounds. $1.00
50 pounds, per pound.  16
100 pounds, per pound.  15
Kootenay Coffee Co.
And get a copy of
Written and compiled by
R. t. lowery.
Address all orders to The
Ledge, New Denver B.C.
General Hcrcham
Milling' Supplies,
Dry Goods,
Gents' Furnishings, I
Boots and Shoes,
Groceries.        Agent for
HamiSton Powder ©o-
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Wholesale andfRetail,
**a&JK KELSON   «i
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
Bring You   .
lo this office. It will not hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
In New Denver
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 one of the cosiest hotels in
the Slocan for a man in
search of food, drink or a
downy couch.    Ask for
the  banks of  Poplar creek,    and [when you get inside the door.
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 NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, Dec. 4, 1903.
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Because of Report of Provincial
Mineralogist Robertson on
Poplar Creek Ores.
Believes  That   as a  Free Gold
iii'lt  the Lower Lardoau
Is Preeminent*
The following article has been sent
by G. Raymond Payne from    Spokane,
Editor, The Nugget: So little is definitely known as to the great mineral
wealth of the Lardeau, extending from
the wonderfully rich camps of Ferguson
and Camborne and sooth east to Poplar
creek and Duncan lake, that 1 feel justified in attempting to give some idea
of the wealth in process of development
and that which is known to exist, only
awaiting capital and intelligence, its
prospective value based on the proofs
which are so surely conclusive as to be
Having only returned froin the north
I have just lime to enter a protest in
opposition to the thoughtless suspicious
cast by the provincial mineralogist, reflecting very seriously lipori the operations of a gemleman whom all mining
men in the Kootenays know and respect ; wHbse name we ali know and
need not mention.
Tiie coast press accounts of Robertson's opinions of the Lardeau and those
also of llie correspondent of that excellent journal, The Yivtoria Mining Record, are not genuine contributions',
their worth being easily tested, for ll
was essential for both these gentlemen
to have honestly faced the iask of making known the new Kl Dorado and that
is exactly whit I they have not done,
ttir does anyone think that the extensive
mineral belt ol the Lardeau, practical!)
unknown even to the best informed
authority in the eotuilrv, can be light!)
passed over in a couple of hours, and
be criticized. It is common knowledge
that ever)1 mining engineer ol repute
usually gives at lest two days lo make
an examination of one claim to Jo it
properly, but here are two men, the
one ostensibly for the purpose of gaining further notoriety for his ultra con-
servaiism regarding Kooteiav propositions, which attitude is just now
fashionable at the coast, the other,
possibly because the country being
overrun with paper Agents promising
the immediate advent of a Pierpont
Morgan, if only funds be provided for
H craftily worded write-up, found no
support, retiring disgusted and the
narrow logic of his argument disposed
him to dampen public enthusiasm just
because there happened to be a dearth
of the coined article and the would-be
advertiser preferred to be less gullible
than formerly, but was willing to he
shown how a stock advertisement
would pay.
Those parties saw only two properties, spending a few minutes at each,
that time for the most part taken up in
asking questions. Then satisfied that
they had seen the whole of the Lardeau in tWO hours, they fancied they
could class themselves as authorities
and, both being in the public eye, their
opinions were favorably received and
swollowed wholesale. This was unfortunately so, for the country needed
a powerful stimulant, to moderately,
not mildly excite the energetic class to
new exertions, and was loosening the
tiresome prejudices of outside capital
to enter, and free the long struggling,
patient   prospector   from   the   burdens
carried for a lifetime, but   he   went unrewarded   and   saw   his   recent   hopes
come   to   naught   by   the  criticism   of
those mentioned. •
Now booming founded on lies causes
disaster,  but   booming 'on  the truth is
absolutely   necessary haJBritish Columbia    today.    The   simple   truth   is   not
enough,     it    cannot   attract   and    the
reason    is    obvious,   requiring   no   explanation,   therefore  the   methods employed  by   some   of  the   Poplar   Creek
enthusiasts    were   legitimate    because
they have undoubtedly the goods there,
and had any other   policy been adopted
not a cent of outside money would have
been   invested.     What   does   Mr. Robertson say to the 'act   thai seven-eights
ol' the   money   raised   for Poplar Creek
promotions   this   sum ner   came    froth1
ihose who had   actualh with  their own
eyes seen what they  were investing' in ?
Is    there   a   similar   record   in   13.   C.
annals ?  It was to me most remarkable
and   I  can* name  no   precedent.     I'n-
fortuuately I have not   the   slighter: interest   in the   lower   Lardeau   count!')',
other thin   being   the   owner of  some
samples, one of which i   picked up myself   on     the   Swede     group,     going
thousands   o;   dollars   lo   the   ton,   but
having heeii   nearly all  over the northwest nnd in various mining districts in
the world, 1 declare most   emphatically
that as a free-gold  belt  the Lardeau is
Read Float.
Job printing can be had at this office.
A college education is good for a boy
when he recovers from it.
Knocking a man down tor calli. ,
you a liar doesn't disprove the allegation.
Consider the ways of the humble
dray ; it has a tongue, but it never
Wholesale Merchants
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l«i Kt/J    *X     \jO*9   dealer*
Fruit Egg.i, lit.eon and other Provisions.
A. K. Hey land, E^rd
weyor, Kaslo.
that anv oilier opinion
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is prejudiced.
What did Mr. Robertson go to, Poplar for? His short useless visit is evidenced when he declares, proving his
incapacity 10 perform his duties properly, that "he was informed'* that
samples from the famous Lucky Jack
properly assayed so much. Was it too
much irbuble to carry a few pieces of
rock away, granting that gold Weighs
heavy, but not possessing the gravity
of lead which does not incommode him
seemingly. Many other facts might
be cited, each sufficiently important lo
demand the dismissal of figureheads
and in their places put hustlers and
progressionists, and I am glad to see
that very little is necessary to incite
the mining people of Kootenay to enforce their demands for a fitting representative. G. Raymond Paynr.
Beware of the man Who never did
anything wrong. There's a first time
for everything.
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
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Wholesale dealers in Wine,Beer, Liquors and
Cigars.     The famous Pabst Beer always in
stock.     A   special  line   is   Dawson"s   Extra
cotch Whiskey
This noted fluid is a nectar fit for the <r0ds
and Poplar pioneers, and a sip or two of it
will bring surcease of sorrow to any soul
weary of bucking bitter fate.
m Poplar, B. C, Dec. 4, 1903-
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
Mayor   Archer of Kaslo  blew
town  last  Monday.    He will  build a
large store in March.
Alfred Ockennan has electrified Vancouver by showing in that city rich
specimens from the Spyglass.
This journal is sent to any address
for $2 a year in advance. It is sant
for life anywhere on receipt of $25.
Another lead was discovered on the
surface of the Lucky Jack this week.
It is about a foot wide and samples
from it show $4,000 a ton in free gold.
John Malone of Nelson was in town
last week looking at the Gold Hill, in
which he is interested. John expects
it to be a greater bonanza than the
Tremont in Nelson.
Alex Smith will spend the winter in
the east.
Frank Holton is taking a look at
Billy Schnell has bought the barber
business of Ferguson.
Some of I he local hotels may soon
have new landlords.
E. L. Masterson spent a few days in
Trout Lake this week.
A communication from Mr. Osgood
is held ovea until next week.
Application is being made for the
establishment of a public school.
It is expected that the clearing of
s reets will be resumed  in a few days.
It is reported that a temperance
society is to be organized  in Ferguson.
Fraser & Ogilvie have built themselves a tine residence near the Lucky
S.- F. Peterson closed his restaurant
last week and returned to Trail for the
Jackson Radcliffe and Joe Palmer
are doing a big business in their new
Phil O'Connor came in this week
and will put in several shifts at the
Swede group.
Percy Godenrath has written a romance on Poplar, in which Charley
Copp is the hero.
A dairy is being established at Poplar, and it will no longer be a condensed, milk town.
The agents of God have not yet
made a location in Paplar, although a
parson prospected the ground a few
days ago,    He found a little float.
Joe Squires has obtained the right to
600 inches of water on Cascade creek
and has gone to Rossland to complete
arrangements for putting in a plant to
light Poplar with electricity. He will
ask the C. P. R. for the privilege of
stringing the wire along their right of
Jost & Ostby will build a butcher
shop next to the Royal hotel just as
soon as the lumber arrives.
J. H. Hamblv of Deadwood, B. C.
has purchased a couple of lots in Poplar and will move his stock of general
merchandise here as soon as his building is completed.
J. M. Harais, who has done more
for Sandon than any other Man, offers
to bet that Poplar will have 3,000 people in i. by next spring. He slates
that he has never seen any gold showing, equal to those on the surface of
the claims around Poplar.
A bank is needed in these diggings.
The writer saw over $20,000 in gold in
a shack the other day near this office
and is fearful for its safety.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
Notary  and   Commissioner
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
Poplar Transfer Co.
Freight moved to any part of the
city or the hills. A heavy team of
horses and a string of husky mules
always at the service of the public.
Lots cleared in any part of townsite
•     POPLAR
George   Chataway.
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Hascocktails lor the nervous,
beer for the delicate, whiskey
for the hardy mountaineer,
and cigars for those who prefer narcotic to alcoholic stimulants.
August Buffalo
Hanson Strand & Johnson.
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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.
Hambly & Schmock.


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