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A stamp-mill   would do  a   power of
good in  Poplar.
Charles Miller is working  his claims
near Bosworth.	
Dave Dover is  doing  work on  his
claims across the river.
John G. Devlin is doing  some work
on his claims near Gold Hill.
Poplar, b. c. June io, 1904.
$2.00 A Year.
surface, but will doubtless widen wilh
depth. So far the only work done is
6 feet of an open cut. Sinking will be
commenced at once.
Foreman Ward of the Handy was in
town Thursday, and says they are
rapidly getting in shape to do mining
on a large scale.
K. Burnett, P. L. S., of Rossland is
surveying mineral claims across the
river from Poplar.
Joe Thompson has quit the laundry
business and is developing his claims
below Gold Hill.
Nearly all the claims being worked
near Gold Hill are west of the town
and facing the river.
The tunnel on the Riverside, one of
the Lucky Jack company's properties,
is in about ten feet. The lead is about
three feet wide and looking well.
Not far from Gold Hill Brown,
Wright and Mover have be^n working
on a group of claims for six weeks.
This week they shipped 200 pounds of
schist carrying gold to be tested by
the Hendryx process in Spokane.
About a mile from Gold Hill Rory
McLeod, M. Monnahan and A. Rains-
viile are busy ground-sluicing.
Several shipments of schist have arrived in town to be sent to Spokane for
treatment hy the Hendryx process.
Martin and Axel Lundgren and Ole
Berglund made three locations this
week about seven miles up Poplar
creek on an 18-inch lead of solid galena. The location is near the big
strike recently made by Magnussen,
Strand and Lawson.
It is estimated that there are 700
prospectors in the hills around Poplar,
There are hardly any in  the barrooms.
A representative of Spokane capital
is expected in Poplar this week to look
at the rich galena strike  up the creek.
Very rich copper float was found
near Gold Hill some time ago and a
score of prospectors are now in search
of the ledge.
Currie,   Gibson   and  Tamblyn will
commence   work    this   week   on the
Morning   Glory.      This property lies
alongside the Swede group.
W. Hanson has for the past four
weeks been working on the Emma L,
a claim about six miles up Poplar creek,
and has a 2-foot lead of galena.
Last week Charley Rossiter and
Billy Mclnnnes got their camp in
readiness and will work until fall on a
bunch of claims they own near the
Buffalo group.
George Hambly and Arthur Gowing
located a claim last Saturday on Rapid
creek that has a ledge over thirty feet
in width of quartz. This is considered
one of the most lucky finds of the
T. W. Leask of Cranbrook has four
men working on the Golden Eagle
under the foremanship of Wm. West
A tunnel has been run 30 feet cross-
cutting a 12-foot ledge of quartz, assaying a little over $20 in gold.
On the Boswell Aug. Buffalo has a
very rich paystreak of gray copper and
Helena in a 4-foot ledge. The pay-
Mreak is about 8  inches wide  on  the
Neil and Ken Morrison are working
oil the Framboise, one of a group of
four claims recently located on Lake
creek. There is a 10-foot lead of iron
and quartz on the.claim which is being
opened up by a crosscut tunnel. No
assays.have yet been obtained.
W. B. Pool, J. J. Young of Calgary,
and Dr. Dixon of Vancouver, shareholders in the Great Northern Mines,
were in camp this week looking over
the workings of the Lucky Jack and
Swede groups. Mr. Pool informed the
Nugget that a stamp mill would be
erected by the company on Poplar
creek as soon as the litigation over the
Lucky Jack is settled. The party leave
for Nelson today.
The development work done on the
Harvard   Lake,   Meadow   creek,   last
week proved the lead, by open crosscut,
to be 16  feet  in  width.    The lead is
quartz carrying arsenical iron and gold
There have been  a  number of claims
located lately  in   the   vicinity   of the
Harvard Lake, and all the prospectors
interested have joined and are  making
a pack-trail from   the First Crossing of
the   Lardo   lo   the   properties.      The
ledges in  this  neighborhood  run from
12  to   100  feet   in  width,  and  carry
good gold  values,   both  free and  associated with arsenical iron.
posts are put on any old thing. Even
the names on the posts are suggestive
of the East. Eliza Janes and Elizabeth
Anns appear to be the favorites, with
here and ther a Newfrasure, a Mulmur
or some other township or town name.
George Pulver of Seattle, one of the
principal stockholders in the Lucky
Jack Mining company, was in town the
past week looking over the properties
of the company and inspecting the
work now being done on the Riverside.
Mr. Pulver doesn't wish to be interviewed, but as he is trying to acquire
more property in the camp, it is presumed he is satisfied with the investments made by the company. He has
become interested in the Silver Glance,
a claim odjoining the Lucky Jack on the
east, and lately bonded by D. A. Mur-
dock from J. Thompson and M. Kirlin.
The trail up Poplar creek is a revelation   to   the   experienced   prospector.
There the 'desperado from  the turnip
patch   has   got   in  his deadly work.
Talk   about   claims,   why,   there are
hundreds of  them   along   that   trail.
Some of them are  250 feet long, and
all  follow  the  windings of the  trail.
None of them ventured  to get off the j
beaten   path.    There might be silver j
tips or other dangerous animals a few
yards from  the  trail, and  then   1500,
feet is a cansiderable distance  for one
I to venture into the "bush."    Discovery
There are   troubles   and  rumors of
troubles on   Rapid  Creek.    Early last
winter   C.   T.    Por er   purchased  the
Broken Hill claim located on that creek
from Jack  Nesbil.    About  six  weeks
ago Mr.   Porte • commenced   work on
the Broken   Hill and  has since been
developing it,  with  the exception of a
week   spent   in   Spokane.    Had   Mr.
Porter remained on Rapid creek instead
of going to. Spokane there would have
been no difficulty and all would now be
peace and  harmony *drt Rapid.    The
prospectors claim lhat Porter took with
him on his Spokane trip two Seagram,
not Club, bottles filled  with  gold, and
valued  at  about  $2,0000.    Of course
the gold  was  his own  and  he  had a
perfect   right   to dispose  of it  as he
wished.    The  boys  have  no  kick on
that, but they do object  to  Mr. Porter
going oul and back  without allowing
the   outside   world   to   gaze   on   the
treasure.    They believe  it  would have
been a  good  advertisement  for Rapid
creek.    Mr, Porter claims  he did not
lake  $2,000 worth of gold to Spokane,
and as  proof of his  innocence  shows
the einply bottles.     Perhaps  Porter's
way is  the  right  way, and  possibly if
the boys along the creek had taken the
same course some  recent  bonds would
have  contained  larger   figures.     The
Broken Hill is not  the only  claim  on
Rapid   creek,  and  the  hammers  and
drills  and powder are not all taken up.
There may be gold   on   some  of the
other claims,   but it requires digging
after. Gold won't go into a prospector's
tent and beg of him to pocket it.
J. W. Pool has leturned to his home
in Wilbur, Ore.
E. Mobbs will shortly build a town-
site office in Gold Hill.
L. Hanna and W. Ledolph of Kaslo
were visitors in camp this week.
Dr. Hartman of Kaslo, C. P. R.
physician, was in town Wednesday.
Dr. Milloy was planting gold in
Poplar last week in the dental formation.
A theatrical performance was one of
the features of city life Saturday night
in the Auditorium.
Chas. Dulmage, B. H. Rodenbery,
Henry Jacobson and Alex. McCormick
were Trout Lake visitors in town this
The Eye on Hubby Co. gave entertainments in the Dominion hall Wednesday and Thursday evenings to well
filled houses.
Ed.   Almstrom  of the   Poplar  was
called  to   Rossland  Wednesday  by a *
telegram informing him of the serious
illness of his wife.
W. J. Cockle sent several tiger
beetles to New York this week. They
were■xattoefcAW *"* datighter Anabel
in and arcund Poplar. Several of the
beetles are rare specimens and among
the entomologists of New York and
Brooklyn they will advertise Poplar
equally with Kaslo in this respect.
Moose Meadew Sheriff—Yes, that's
Spike Moran, .alias Big Eddy, alias Jim
Thornton, alias Kid McDuff. He's a
Stranger—But why do you let him
live here ?
Sheriff—Jest to fat up the census.
We put him in the directory under each
name, you see.
Mrs. K.—What were the favors at
her dinner? Mrs. B.—The cook let
her invite the guests.
Everything comes to him who waits,
but this doesn't include books that have
been borrowed.
The meeting of the  Poplar Trades
Committee Friday  night  was  well attended, and a  considerable amount of
business transacred.    Committees were
appointed to take action  on the school
question and an exhibit to the St. Louis
fain    It appeared  to be  the general
opinion of ihe  meeting  that  the question of a  school  for  Poplar had hung
fire long enough,  and   that  the time
had arrived for the department to either
grant or refuse the request of the people
of Poplar.     The committee   was   instructed to write the  superintendent of
education  giving all  the facts of the
case and  requesting that    immediate
action be taken.
A letter was read from H. B. Munroe, B. C. Commissioner at the St.
Louis Fair, asking that a mineral exhibit be forwarded from Poplar creek.
A committee, with John Keen as chairman, was appointed.
Other matters were taken up and
discussed, when the meetind adjourned.
Hav«p a care, madam, said Mr.
Meeker, summoning up a little spunk.
The worm will turn ! Did you ever
know the worm to hurt "anybody when
it turned ? calmly asked his wife.
Chapplcy—Aw—what natural wit I
possess I got from my mother. Miss
Cult—Oh, come, don't talk that way
about your mother.
Why is it some people kill time by
having as lively a lime as possible.
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Poplar, B. C, June io, 1904.
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B. C.
and is went to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial adve;tising is $1.50 an inch for
four insertions. Beading 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, ifl; Delinquent co-
owner notices, #10. Address all letters to The
Nuookt. Poplar, B. C.
B. T. LOWEBY, Proi'RIKTok.
FBIDAY,  JUNE 10, 1904.
Red Bob looks well in black gta&ses
The Parsons have not staked many
locations in Poplar.
Several people of importance have
recently arrived in Poplar, j
Several experts are quietly look
ing tor properties in this camp.
The C. P. R. Should put a new
boat on Trout Lake before it freezes.
The editor of the Nelson Tribune
has made a vow to "keep a safe distance from skunks." For many reasons, which it would be needless to
enumerate here, this may be considered one of the most rational of
all the vows which the edidor has
made. The skunks will doubtless
reciprocate. ■	
The applications for liquor licenses
in Poplar were advertised in Nelson,
outside of the district entirely. Might
as well have advertised them in Vancouver. ^Jt is probable that any action taken at the meeting ot the
license commissioners to be held in
Trout Lake this month will be illegal
owing to the chief license inspector
having failed to advertise the meeting. A resident chiet license inspector
should be appointed for this district.
The meals served in the Poplar
hotels would bring fame to a larger
This being a yellow camp, it
would not be amiss to touch up the
12th of July.   	
In time Lardo will be a delighttul
summer resort for the over-worked
citizens of Poplar.
It is about time that the electric
light was turned on the metropolis
ot the free gold belt.
Gold makes real estate valuable.
A corner lot in Johannesburg, 50 x
50 feet, once sold for $250,000.
On Sunday last a lire was set out
on one of the lots in the railway block
which came near setting three houses
on fire. The tire was set out after
dinner, when the wind came up and
carried the sparks into adjoining
houses and under them, and it was
only the heroic efforts of the neighbors that saved the premises trom destruction. A more culpable piece ot
negligence it would be hard to conceive. The land must of course be
cleared up. but the fire wardens
should see that the property of the
people is preserved from chance of
fire through carelessness.
Berlin whiskey sellers know how
to make things attractive; at some
bars there ^an insurance coupon for
$500, good for seven days, goes with
every 5-cent drink.
Dominion Hotel
3& Has ample accommodation for a
^ large number of people.   The table
lj$ is supplied with the best in the mar-
M ket.  The bar contains the popular
$$  brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
|      Hambly & Nelson.
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Fresh  and  Salt  Meats, Fish and Fowl
While doing assessment work on
a Rapid creek property last month
one man took out over $2,000 in gold.
Everything is reasonable in Poplar. There is nothing high in the
camp except the creek and Parson
Smith's plug hat.
Lawn socials are rather scarce in
Poplar this summer, but in another
year they will be a regular thing on
Finnland Heights.
It might be a good thing to celebrate Dominion Day, or the anniversary of the opening ot Jim
Cameron's tavern.
A few nuggets from Poplar would
doubtless create a sensation in St
Louis. Some should be sent to all the
big fairs ou the continent.
Bears are very plentiful close to
Vancouver this spring. Judging
from the police reports, waives are
also numerous in that city.
-Impatient people should remember
that the Le Roi mine was in operation for five years before there was
even one hotel built in Rossland.
J. Peck MacSwain has been sent
to Ymir for 90 days. He is pumping
gray matter into the Herald of that
town, and lecturing at odd times on
the wonderful spread of temperance.
Hawthorne Bros
Miners and  Prospectors'
The hotel id furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accommodation
for miniiu men and tourist*. Only A 1 hrands
of liquors and cigars kept in stock.
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 g-uests
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.
Poplar Townsite
Casey & Mobbs, Props.
Beer and Aerated Waters
Frank A. Tamblyn, Agt, Poplar
The Miners' Hotel
Gold Hill, B. C.
Plenty of accommodation for
Travelers,    Prospectors   and
John Uloin, Proprietor
See Future Ads.
Hanson & Ostby, Proprietors.
First-class in every department,    Wines l.iuuors and Cigars the
finest  procurable.    The  Menu   has no euu > ihe
Urdeau.    Call and be convinced  that
There are three barber shopg in
Chas Hanwn is confined to his room
with an attack of fever.
Frank Taniblin has his lodging:
house ready for business.
Mrs. Campbell has taken charge of
the dining room of the Royal.
The limit for hotels in Poplar has
been reached for the present.
Hugh Williams had a busy time
this week moving the sawmill.
Poplar creek had a boom last
week. The water rose several inches.
The Imperial Bank is reaching out
lor business. Read the advertisement
in this paper.
A prospector located some poker in
Poplar last week and obtained a surface assay of $8.
Sam Sutherland of Ferguson was
in Nelson this week.   He reports an
improvement in affairs in and around I
Neil Morrison came in from the
Slocan last week to spend the summer here. He made the trip from
Now Denver in seven hours.
Silver tips with cubs are loca ing
prospectors as well as prospectors locating claim . On Meadow creek no
fewer than seven were seen on one
trip by prospectors last week.
Lost—Between the raijroad brulge
and the Bertha K mine, a lady's
walrus handbag The owner i/
anxious to recover the article, o\w\g
to its being a present from u/near
relative. A reward ot $5 wiiy^given
to person leaving same at this office
E. L. Morand, who recently \|ur-
chased the Royal hotel here, retur^ea*
from Vernon last week, where he
had been settling up his business
prior to taking up his permanent
residence in Poplar. Mr. Morand
was one of the pioneers and prom.n
ent citizens of the Okanagan before
coming here. He was engaged in
business in both Vernon and Lumby,
and was postmaster in the latter
place for seven years.' His family
are at piesent in Montreal, but will
come west this fall.
The Simplon tunnel in the Alps
one of the greatest works in the
world, is rnuidly approaching completion. Us total length will be a
little over twelve miles, ot which distance six and upwards have been
penetrated on the north, or Brigue
side, and four or upward on the south,
or Italian side, leaving only a fraction over a mile yet to be completed,
It is expected that the two sections
W'H be joined together in June, and
il will not be long thereafter when
trains will be regularly running
through. The organization of the
work is of the highest efficiency. No
sickness exists among the men; the
use of the Brandt drill immediately
suppresses all dust and there has not
been a single case of miner's phthisis,
although some 3,0000 men have been
at work for five years.
"hat is the age of your wife ? in-
Muired the immigrant inspector. The
Mormon elder made a rapid calculation.
One hundred and seventy-eight, sir he
answered.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.j
Poplar, B. C, June io, 1904.
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
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.
Notice is hereby Riven that at the next
sitting of the B ard of License Commissioners
for the Ainsworth Licensing District, I intend
to apply for a transfer to Joseph Carton of
the, license whichl hold to sell liquor by retail in the Inn Hotel, First street. Poplar,'B,C.
Dated this llth day of May, 1!M>4.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
tlate I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special lice se to cut ami carry away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a post placed on the south side of
Boulder creek, about two miles east from the
Duncan river, in the district of West Kootenay, B C marked "VV. 0. Robinson's South
VVe.-«t Corner." thence east 180 chains, thence
north -to chains, thence west 160chains, thence
south lo chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 5th day of May. 1904.
W. O ROBINSON, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
afterdate I intend to apply to the Honorable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut ami carry n way
timber from the following described lands:
Commencing at a post placed on the north
side of Boulder creek, about six miles east
from the Duncan river, in the district of West
Kootenay, B C. maiked UW O. Robinson'*
South Kast Corner," thence west 100chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east. Pi (chains,
thence south 40 chains to point of commciict-
Dated 1 his lit h day of Mnv. 19m
W. O. ROBINSON, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license to cut and carry away timber
from   the following  described  lands:   Com-
J.C. MOYLE, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days alter
date I intend to apply, to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works lor
n. snecial license to cut and carry away timber
a special      ^^^^
from the following
described lands: Com
on thv north side ol
miles east from the
at a post placed on tha north side of
Bring You
to this office. It willflnot hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
Rooms ..
Harrop Block,
Poplar, B.  C.
H Quiet   and Comfortable.
Mrs. W. J. Cockle.
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Is a literary blend, written, compiled, published
and shipped by R. T. Lowery. It tells about
Booze in Nelson, Poker in the Silvery Slocan,
Gospel at Bear Lake, Rain in New Denver. It
is free-milling in poetry, and has a large chute
of stories cut from the Cent Belt, when the writer
was doing penance among the tenderfeet in the
East. The miserable effect of reading this
publication is relieved by looking at the pictures
in it on the hanging wall. You can tell Float
anywhere by the Bulldog Oil 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 hot
to buy it, although it is sent to any address on
earth for 25c.    Address
Poplar, Nelson, or
New Denver, B. C.
The Spyglass Mining
and Development Company, Limited.
Capitalization £5QC!|000, divided into 500,000 shares having a par value
of *1 each; 400,000 shares have been placed in the treasury.
Do not put it off any longer. Invest now before the stock
is all underwritten. With every share underwritten at
pnr we ffive a bonus of two shares. That we own one of
the best properties in the Poplar Creek District is con
ceded by.the best mining men who have visited the
camp. This stock will sell readily at cne dollar flat
within three months. Now you can £et three shars for
one dollar, payable 10% cash and 10% per month. Invest
now afid you will make s me easy money. For further
particulars apply to
Room $6, K.W.C. Blk.
Poplar, B. C, June io, 1904,
What has gone wrong: with the
Judges of the Supreme Court ? Two
ol them have been making themselves and their courts open to criticism of late. At Vancouver, Justice
Duff made an unwarranted di>»tribe
against Gold Commissioner Fraser
and J. C. Murray, J. P., ot Trout
Lake over their Poplar Creek deci
sions, when every mining man
knows these decisions were at least
in the direction of right and justice.
Then we had Justice Martin lay
down the law as if he alone knew it.
It is recognized by statute that
Judges don't know the law them*
selves and courts of appeal and {a
privy council nave been set up to
correct their mistakes, which are
pretty numerous, judging from the
reverse decisions. In a mining community claim jumping is considered
one of the most dishonorable of offences, and it is. But mining men
have to go co the Supreme Court to
find that a practice which an ordinary individual, unlearned in judicial
lore, regards as unmanly and con
temptible, is clothed with the dignity of law and approval Of judges
whom people are supposed to look up
to as examples ot sterling integrity.
Then we had Justice Martin making remarks the other day at t e
Supreme Court at Nelson against a
reputable citizen. The Judges remarks have created general indignation in the public mind, that the
Supreme Court should be uaed as
a means of insulting a citizen who
showed that he, at all events, had
the courage of his conviction. Mr.
Jones straightforwardly told tie
court he had conscientious scruples
against capital punishment. Men of
straightforward character, independence of thought, and the candor to
express it are just the men who
should be on juries, but Judge Martin told him he belonged to a class of
people who had "distorted minds.1'
Why, men like John Bright, and
some of the brightest intellects the
world has seen have had just such
ideas, and the world has been better
and brighter for them. The judges
are the paid servants of the people,
and have no right to insult the public
in that way.
Then in the Poplar case Judge
Martin told the jury he knew all
about it, and charged the jury to
dismiss it. If they did not he said he
would. That is a nice condition of
things, when a judge comes into
court with his mind made up on a
case, and that without hearing the
evidence affecting the particular
charge. Tanghe was charged with
stealing ore, and may have been innocent, but it was the duty of the
grand jury and court to allow the
facts to be placed before a common
jury at all events.
Under such decisions as the Supreme court has been giving us
lately no mining interest is safe from
blackmailing, and the court thinks
right what ninety nine men out of a
hundred think wrong. If the courts
are to give us this sort of law instead
of justice the sooner mining matters
are taken out |of the bands of the
courts and the miners'committee system of justice reverted to the better.
The decisions   and   remarks   of
judges referred to are the strongest
arguments that could  be made in
favor of continuance of trial by jury,
and they show that it is to the jury
box and not to the bench that the
public must look to for justice.   Jus
tice Duff is of course  new at  his
duties and is perhaps to be excused
as feeling a little fresh, and unseemly
anxious to exalt  his dignity,   but
Judge   Martin's   conduct  is to be
severely condemned, and it is urged
in several quarters to bring his abuse
of juror Jones under the notice of the
department of justice at Ottawa.—
Kootcn iy Mail
Wallpaper bargains atO.Strath-
earn's, Kaslo.
The constant duty of every man to
his fellows is to ascertain his own
powers and special gifts and to
strengthen them for the help of others
Some one has said that a roan can
do what he ought to do. This is not
strictly correct. We ought to collect some subscription bills that have
been due for some time, but we can't.
Tkndkbs for Timrkr Limits.
8PALED TENDERS will be received hv the
undersigned up to noon of Wednesday,
89th June.l904,f rom any person who may desire
to obtain a lease, under the provisions of
section it of the " Land Act,' for the purpose
of cutting timber therefrom, of a timber limit
situated on Upper Duncan River, known
as Lots ti,479, 6,480, 6,481, 6,482, 6,488, 6,485 and
6.486, West Kootenay District, containing |in
the aggregate 2,696, acres.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus will be entitled to a lease of the limits
for a term of twenty-one years.
Eaoh tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque, made payable to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's
rental (1406.40), and the amount of bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque for>3,3uo.o<)
being the cost of cruising and surveying the
limits. The cheques wilfbe at once returned
to unsuccessful competitors
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands & Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 2nd June, 1904.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special lice se to cut and carry avay timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a post placed on the south side of
Boulder creek, about two miles east from the
Duncan river, in the district of West Kootenay, B C marked "W. O. Robinson's South
West Corner," thence east 160 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 160chains, thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated this ftth day of May. 1904.
W. O ROBINSON, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that at the next
sitting of the Board of Licence Commissioners
for the Ainsworth Licensing District. I intend
to apply for a transfer to L. E. Morand of the
license which I hold to sell liquor by retail in
the Royal hotel, First street, Poplar, B C
Dated this 10th day of May, 1904.
Is one of the oldest hotels in the Slocan. It is
situated on the Plaza in New Denver and is con-
^Venient to the theatre and all the impostant business
places of the city. Prospectors are requeste to plunk
their packs and come in and have a shot when they
hit the Lucerne. Tourists and capitalists will find a
bank in the next building, and a piano in the parlor.
Square meals a specialty, Beer on tap and ice in the
A. JACOBSON, Proprietor.
Kootenay Railway and
Naoigation Co. Ltd.
International Navigation and
Trading Company, Limited,
Kaslo and Slocan Railway
Lv.  8:80 a. m.
Ar. 10:4/) a. m.
K. & S. RY.
Ar. AM p. m
;Lv. 2:00 p. m
Lv, 1:90 p. m.
Ar. 4:80 p. m.
Ar. 11:00 a. m
Lv. 8:00 a. m
The undersigned having severed his connection with the business of the Commercial
Hotel (formerly the Hotel Inn). Poplar, B.C.,
hereby gives notice that he will not he responsible for the paymeut of any accounts
held against the said hotel business.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1904.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
ii?Kl,inteild *? a°P|V *o the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described lands: Com.
mencing at a post placed on the north side of
Boulder creek, about six miles east from the
Duncan river, in the District of West Kootenay, BC., marked "J. C. Movie's South West
Corner," thence east 160 chains, thence north
40 chains, thence west lfiOchains, thence south
40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 5th day of May, 1904.
J. C. MOYLE, Locator.
Tickets sold to all parts of the United
Slates and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particulars call on or
Manager, Kaslo.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
afterdate I intend to apply to the Honorable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry awav
timber from the following described lands-
Commencing at a post placed on the north
side of Boulder creek, about six miles east
from the Duncan river, in the district of West
Kootenay B.C. maiked "WO. Robinson'*
sputb East Corner," thence west lflo chains
thence north 40 chains, thence east 160 chains!
thence south 40chains to point of commencement.
Dated 1 his flth day of Mav. 1904.
W. O. ROBINSON, Locator.
Notary  and  Commissioner
Baillie, Van & Co.
POttAft, ■. C.
Mining Investments.
■Wn§ Pr*»«rtl«s far Sal* la all Parts
aff British OalaaMa.
rruit, KmrH, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nki.ron, B. C.
A- R Heyland, &«
veyor, Kaslo.
E.   Ferguson   & Co.
Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale dealers in  Wines,  Liquors
' and Cigars.    Agents for Pabst beer.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
£?t'eA,intend *.° ftPPlv fco the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described ' lands: Commencing at a post placed on the north side of
Boulder creek, about six miles east from the
Duncan river, in the District of West Kootenay, B. O, marked "J. C. Movie's North West
Corner," thence east 100 chains, thence south
40 chains, thence west 1(H) chains, thence north
40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 6th day of May, 1004.
20 J. C. MOYLE. Locator.
i       t
Help  of All  Kinds  Furnished
Poplar, B. C, June 10,1904.
Stop a^the old reliable place.
The dining room is now up to-
date. The bar contains the
best brands of liquors und cigars
and you can depend upon being
treated right.
A carat weighs a fraction over
three grains troy, or exact 8.165. In
an ounce troy there are 151.7 carats.
The present nitrate trade of Peru
was founded by a young Frenchman
named Hector Bacque. He founded
nitrate works at La Noria in 1820.
Russia has large copper resources,
but does not seem to make the most
of them. Siberian mines are developing slowly, but will become important in time.
A digger who is digging alone
near Warrenton, South Africa, had
the good fortune to And a nice white
diamond weighing 2tf carats recently.
Several other stones have been fi»und
in that vicinity lately.
Aluminum bronze is an alloy of
copper and aluminum, containing
about ten per cent aluminum. It has
a yellow color, is maleable and is
used in castings and is noted because
ot its strength and permanence in
the air.
Minerals containing copper will
produce green, blue and red stains
in the surrounding rock. Iron pro
duces a red or brown color; mangan
ese a black; lead often green, yel
low or white coating; cobalt a pink,
and cinnabar resembles natural Vermillion.
The emerald is today the most
valuable precious stone known, its
selling price in case of particularly
line stones being two or more times
the value of the finest diamonds.
This is because ot the great scarcity
ot the emerald, the market being
practically bare of the stones.
There is a shaft in the Cam Brea
mine in Cornwall, England, where
for the first 720 feet it extends verti
cally and then follows the changing
dip of the lode for 1,120 feet further.
The inclination varies from 10 to 30
degrees from the vertical In this
shaft is a two decked cage, holding
sixteen persons. The speed attained
by this cage is necessarily limited
because ot the inclination, but good
work is done and a new rope is installed every four months.
Australasia has numerous cupriferous fields, but the production is
mainly from Tasmania, New South
Wales, South Australia and Queensland. The old spirit of progressive-
nessfor which Australia was noted
seems to have departed or at least is
in abeyance.   Mine operators com
plain greatly of labor conditions, and
assert that state socialism, which
seems the ruling motive of government, is spreading dry rot throughout the commonwealth, and that only
the richest and most progressive mining fields are able to do more than
hold their own at present.
China has important copper measures and makes perhaps five million
pounds annually, which is not taken
into account in the world's statistics
because consumed locally. Attempts
at modem mining and smelting are
planned and a small modern smelter
has been built in Manchuria. India
is prospecting some old copper mines,
worked a hunired years or more
ago, and the discovery ot copper ore
in the Himalayas was reported toward
the close ot 1903. Persia has copper
mines, worked in the most primitive
fashion, which may eventually be
come important when modernized.
There are also ore deposits in Asia
Minor and Syria, the oldest copper
mine ot the known world being on
Mount Sinai.
Some years ago Mr. Giroux, who
lives in a small town in Indiana,
made an investment of $5,000 in a
Western miuing stock at $1 per share.
Last year the stock went down to 20
cents a si.are and he advised bis
friends to buy all they could get of
it. His arguments, however, were
not listened to, and it was generally
thought that the money he had put
in was lost. Many advised him to
sell his stock for what he could get,
but he refused to sell. Recently the
stuck has gone up to $22.5C a share,
and his $5,000 investment has now
increased to $12-',U0J. His Iriends
who refused to get in on the proportion, and who advised him to sell
his stock have nothing to say.
This is the cement age, says the
Architects and Builders* Journal, or,
more properly sotaking, the period
of its renaissance-ii revival of the
art perfected by the ancients and
now developed to meet modern requirements. Evidences of concrete
or manufactured stone are found in
an excellent state of preservation
among the ruins of Athens and Rome.
Time appears to have had no effect
upon it except to harden and make it
more impervious to erosion and the
agents of disintegration. The crude
formation of the Greeks and Romans
has been improved upon by modern
Is  now on the shelves,
and we are i\ ady to
Do Dusiness
And are bound to please
you, as they are
In all lines.  Come round
and look them over. Re-
John Hambly.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
•i&With which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up Capital, 18,700,000.   Reserve Fund, $3,000,000.
Aggregate Resources, Exceeding $83,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President. B. E WALKER, General Manager
Serines Bank Department,    Doposits received and Interest AUoved
Nelson Branch. BRUCE HEATHCOTB, Manager.
Capital authorized, $4,000,000
Capital [paid up] ■ 3,000,000
Rest 2,650,000
Head Office:
First St.
Branches in the Northwest Territories,  Provinces of British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRIIT, President. D. R. W1LKIE, VicePres. and Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager.       W.  MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Trout Lake, B. C, Branch: A Oeneral Banking Business Transacted
Savings Department—Deposits received and interest allowed..
Drafts  sold available in all parts of Canada and the United States.    Special
attention given to Collections.    Mining Bonds and business transacted by
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
The Place to Buy
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.
ingenuity and appliances, so that
now it is made adaptable to numer
ous uses in building construction for
exterior strength or interior ornamentation, and it is destined to be
come the universal structural material of the future.
How big the Amsterdam diamond
industry is may be judged from the
fact that some 9,000 people are engaged in it. Mosl of the stones that
are handled there come from South
Africa, though there is also a certain
inflow from Brazil, British Guiana,
Australia and Borneo. So far, how.
ever, as Eastern production is concerned, it is rather doubtful how
large a proportion of stones find their
way to Europe at all. The native
rulers of many eastern states have,
by inherited policy, if not by inherited taste and fa hion, always
displayed a marked tendency to
acquire and hoard precious stones
even in the rough state.
A man is never satisfied until he
attends his own funeral.
Subscribe for The Nugget.
If entrusted to us in any of
the following lines will have
careful and prompt attention:
Office Supplies,
Blank Books and
Stationery, Wall Paper.
Drugs, Patent Medicines
and Drug Sundries
Kodaks and Photo Supplies.
Gramophones and   Records.
Canada Drug Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail.
Has leased the dining room
of the Commercial hotel in
Poplar and serves regular
meals at popular prices. A
trial will convince the public
that the man behind the range
understands his business.
The Commercial
First Street, Poplar.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
11  jA
Poplar, B. C, June io, 1904.
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
_      www.., Q
cial support that each  will  be able to
provide as good a news service as the
one now in existence ?   We believe not.
It is not a question of party,  for the
Liberal-Conservatives in Nelson would
have been  much  stronger today  had
neither of the papers which  profess to
support that party ever been  issued.
These are  facts,  and facts, no matter
in  what language   they  are clothed,
cannot logically be termed •' drivel."
Martin's Champerty Act.
The trial now going on at Nelson to
determine the liability of the Crow's
Nest Pass coal company for the death
of so many miners some time ago, has
caused the public to see the  absurdity
of Joe Martin's Champerty Act.    What
would  the   legal  profession  say to  a
miner if, after paying him  three and a
half dollars per day, he  were  to  turn
round and say, now I want 20 per cent,
of the amount of ore I  have recovered
for you   while you  were   paying my
j wages. ?
I What would a lawyer say to a broker
who, having been paiJ the costs lor obtaining a property, were to turn round
and say, now I want 20 per cent, of
the profit you made on the transaction ?
What  would  the  lawyer say to an
What would Christ have said to the
Samaritan, had he charged the widow
of a dead man all his usual fees for his
work, and then said now pay me 20
per cent of the amount I recovered
from your late husband's wicked employer ?
Joe Martin's Champerty Act is a degrading act to the legal profession,
and should be wiped off the statute
books of the province.—Com.
Poplar Drug Store
We have opened a Drag
Store on Second  Street
Drags  and Medicines
Railroad Avenue, Poplar.
Meals from early morn
'till late at night. Fresh
Bread for Sale.
S. F. PETERSEN, Propr.
Says the Nelson Tribune: "Will
the Poplar Nugget be consistent and
discourage men from  starling business
ventures in Poplar?   Yes; The Nugget      rvlHll WOUIU  tne  m say to an
used its best line of discouragement a arcr)itect who, having been paid for his
couple   of  weeks ago in   keeping   a services in erecting a building, were to
lawyer from locating here.    The Nug- say> now j  want 2Q pcr cenf   of (he
get did not think a "business venture" rents which lhat bui,ding produces?
of that kind  would add either to the      What would the lawyer sa}   lo the
. respectability or the earning power of
the community. There are too many
non-producers in  this district already.
Hewitt Bostock has been  appointed
to the vacancy in the senate caused by
the death of Senator Reid.    Mr. Bostock has nearly all  the qualifications
necessary for a Canadian senator.    He
has money;   is  without ability; what
little knowledge he does possess he is
unable to express;   his  occasional attempts at articulation are in an uncouth
jargon; he has been a resident of the
country for only a  few years; he has
no interests in common with the great
mass of the people for whose welfare
he is supposed to enact laws; in fact,
he will prove just as progressive in the
sennte as a hotentot or a kaffir or McDonald or Templeman
Our apologies are due to the editor
of the Nelson Tribune.    It appears we
shocked   his fine literary feelings by
publishing a "half column of editorial
drivel."   We have  long known   that
the editor of the Tribune was  the only
person   in  the province who did  not
write "editorial drivel," and we regret
very  much   that   the   refined  literary
mind of that gentleman should be devoted to the illogical  use of replying
to drivel.    The  Nugget does not care
if a dozen  daily papers are started in
Nelson,  but  believes the field  is not
large enough for more than one. What
most concerns readers in outlying districts like Lardeau is to get the latest
news.    In Poplar the Nelson paper can
be purchased  at 2:30 p. m. the day on
which it is issued; the Spokesman-Review and  the Rossland   Miner a day
later, and the coast papers  from  three
to four days after the date of publication.    So  it  will  be seen that it is of
importance to the people of this district to have a good daily paper in Nelson.    The question is, can Nelson support two daily papers—give such finan-
shoemaker who, after being paid for
the shoes of a prospector, were to say I
want 20 per cent of all the property
that prospector finds while prospecting
in those shoes, which  he paid me for ?
Lumber and Builders' Material, Hardware,   Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc., Etc.
Miners, Prospectors
and Hotel Men should
see our stock before
placing: their orders.
It is new and on the
top peak of excellence
We are getting in shape to fill
your orders, let them be large
or small, they are appreciated
alike. We have had years of
experience filling orders for
mining companies and prospectors. We endeavor to send
nothing up the hill bur. first-class
goods. Give us acall. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
The Elite
When in Poplar drop into The Elite
and get separated from your whiskers.
All surface work done with a delicacy
of touch that leaves the temper inert.
Hair cut while yon wait, and sea foams
furnished that make you feel like a
man who has just found a hill full of
gold. Next door to Papa Kaiser's
Boo/.e Foundry, First street.
GEO. M. DAVIS, Ppopr etor.
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Isa pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way
to Poplar.
Cockle A Pap worth
Tkndkks kok Tjmiikk Limits.
SEALED TENDERS will he received by the
undersigned up to noon of Wednesday,
2!<th June.lttD4,f rom any person who may desire
to obtain a lease, under the provisions of
section 42 of the " Land Act,' for the purpose
of cutting timber therefrom, of a timber limit
situated on Upper Duncan River, known
as Lots rf,47f>. «,4*>, 6,4M, «,4*2, 0,4*8, «,48ft and
6,4H0, West Kootenay District, containing in
the aggregate 2,0!Mi acres.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus v ill he entitled to a lease of the limits
for a term of twenty-one years.
Each tender must be accompanied by a cer-
tihed cheque, made payable to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first wear's
rental (?4O0.4o), and the amount of bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque for H,JKjooo
being the cost of cruising and surveying the
limits. The cheques will be at once returned
to unsuccessful competitors
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands & Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 2nd June, liHU.
Transfer   Stables.
Wood for Sale.
Having purchased the
draying business of Geo.
Chataway, I am prepared
£ to attend  to all orders.
Supplies delivered to any
part of the district at
reasonable rates. Pros-
pectors outfits moved and
Saddle Horses furnished.
NOTICE. ^^^^^m
for the Ainsworth LioenSl)^mmi?sionew
to apply for a tranlfw ?o L P Mrlot'i intend
license which I hold to £m'i£. iKnd of tl">
the Royal hoteLK&SSiUSiaffiC.^ fiWI S
license which I hold tn «u»m i*«.      •    ,u m
Dated this loth day of May lSS '
The undersigned having severed his connection with the business of the Commercial
Hotel (formerly the Hotel Inn). Poplar, B 0 ,
hereby gives notice that he will not bo responsible for the paymeut of any accounts
held against the said hotel business.
Dated this 11th day of May. 1904.
Furniture and
Bargains  in  all   kinds   of
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
e*   Wall Paper.   Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
1 British Plate Mirror 46x96
^ches, new, Letter Presses,
Barber Chairs, Bath Tubs
and other specialties.
Mail Orders   Receive Prompt Attention


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