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Vol. I.   No. 21.
Poplar, B. C, april 22,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
In a) chat with John Keen, one of
the owners and local manager of the
Poplar Townsile company, he said:
"The intention of the townsite owners is to promote the best interests of
the town of Poplar, and to advance as
fast as the nature of things will permit
of. The contractor for clearing the
streets, James Spiers, will be up in a
few days, when he will commence his
buildings for his family and the barns
f »r his horses. These will be erected
on lots it), 20, 21 and 22, block 7.
"All our work of clearing the streets
will be done under the orders and
supervision of the tire wardens, whose
powers are plenary and strong, and we
hope they will exercise the powers conferred upon them, freely and without
fear or favor. If they do this, as 1 feel
sure the men in power will do, then
there will be no doubt of the safety of
the town. Every man in town owes
it to himself, his neighbor, and society
at large, to do this work, and we feel
sure it will be done, and well done,
during the next few weeks.
"Only on Tuesday last we were
clearing our lots round the office when
it got away from us, but happily we
had snow enough to control it, otherwise it might have done much damage,
for the brush exposed by the melting
snow became ignited and commenced
to run in the good old-fashioned style.
It was an object lesson, and we trust
that the people will take full advantage
of the experience gained at so little
" We have made offers for a sawmill
to come and help out the home builders, and think that by the end of next
week the problem will be solved. We
expect to see three hundred houses up
this year before the snow Hies, and it
will take that many to supply the demand.
" WTe are all ready to give the gov-
vemmenl the deed of the block on
Government avenue, which is the next
one to Marquis avenue. The block
fronts on Marquis and Government
avenues and extends the whole length
between Fourth and Fifth streets, and
is immediately south of block 5 This
block is reserved for the government
record office, jail, and school purposes,
and contains 24 lots, 30 feet wide and
100 feet deep, and is worth the sum of
$3,000. Gold Commissioner Fraser
has acknowledged the receipt of the
offer and has reported it to the government, and it is for them to take the
next move and use the. ground, for it is
of no use to the people for whose benefit
it was given, if it is not used.
"The park, which will be deeded to
the town trustees for the people for
ever, is ready to be opened out, as soon
as the streets can be cleared, and it can
then be got ready for the celebration
which we understand the people intend
to hold on Dominion day, and again
on labor day. Willing hands will soon
dear up that plot of ground and get
it ready for the enjoyment of the people
and their many friends who  will  come       Wall  paper  bargains at  O. Strath
to visit them and  celebrate  the events   earn's Kaslo.,
to which they are invited.
"Water and   electric  light  services   Fert,uson m week<
will be undertaken by  outside capital,
E. M. Morgan spent a  few  days in
we understand, and the water power
has already been staked and applied
for to supply the former and to run the
latter. WTe will aid these enterprising
citizens as far as lies in our power to
to get them installed as fast as possible,
and, in fact, you may say that our
policy is to push things as fast as the
motive power can go, and the plant
live and thrive, without making it a
hot-house plant. This is all I can tell
you tonight."
Killed by a Snow slide
Details of the recent fatal snowslide
at the Silver Cup mine near Ferguson
have reached this city, says the Nelson
Daily News.
One man was killed, hundreds of
feet of tramway were swept away,
buildings were demolished, stored ore
was scattered down the hil| and the
total damage done so far will amount
to about $75,000. A second slide over
the same ground is impending.
The slide came down about 4:30 on
Friday afternoon with fit tie or no
warning. A miner named Marrable,
who was working on the tramway was,
swept away and instantly killed.
His body, smashed into pulp, was subsequently recovered fifty feet betow
where he was working when struck.
The slide extended fully 1,200 feet
across the mouutain where it came
down and it wiped out 1,600 feet of the
baby tramway and the upper terminal
of the No. 1 tram. In addition the
blacksmith shop and the ore sheds
were demolished and the compressor
and compressor building damaged.
In the ore sheds was a large quantity
of sacked ore of high grade awaiting
shipment. This has been scattered
over the hillside and presumably will be
a total loss.
It is stated that the manager estimates the total loss to the company
will be about $75,000.
A second slide following the ground
covered by the slide of Friday last is
impending and until it comes down it
is unsafe for workmen to venture upon
the ground to make repairs, clear off
the fallen debris, or to ascertain just
what amount of damage has been done.
Mrs. J. J. Cameron is visiting friends
in Kaslo.
Ten prospectors from California
came in last week.
Hammocks and fishing tackle at O.
Strathearn's, Kaslo.
John Winquist has bought 5,000
shares of Spyglass stock.
Mrs. E. Harrop and children arrived
in town this week from Nelson.
Turk D. Brown has added a bath
room to the Poplar barber shop.
The idea of a telephone line between
Lardo and Gerrard has been abandoned
Sam Sutherland took a look at Poplar this week from the parlor ear
Jap King commenced work Monday
on the Kenluck group of claims adjoining the Buffalo group.
Frank Tamblyn of Nelson is going
to erect a lodging house, 20x100 feet
and containing 30 rooms.
The Grand will soon have a cool cellar for beer. In digging it Billy Jost
expects to find a few nuggets.
Citizens can help this paper by bringing in news items. Just now items
are more valuable than cordwood.
A wagon road to the Spyglass and a
bridge across Poplar creek would add
joy to many souls around these parts.
Having finished the bridge at Poplar
j. Ltrfcre has goWe to the #fo*iwi to
mend the roads around New Denver
and Silverton.
A rich strike of free gold was
made on the Lardo King group, near
Gold Hill, the past week. Full particulars next week.
E. L. Masterson is building an addition to his store premises, to make
100m for the large stock that his increasing business demands.
In Poplar the snow is practically all
gone, and the spring boom has commenced. In another month this will
be the liveliest camp in B. C. f/
Galena ore, carrying $80 in gold, is
being taken out of the Bertha K., an
adjoining claim to the Lucky Jack, and
owned by George Hagerman, J. H.
Piper and Wm. Killam.
A side of beef consigned to Jackson
Radcliffe walked away with someone
else the other day. To pay freight in
advance and then lose the goods is
liable to happen to any shipper of goods
to Poplar,
M. ■Kirlin is opening up the Silver
Glance lead by surface crosscuts. The
claim lies east of the Lucky Jack and
south of the Bertha K , and has a
strong lead of quartz, carrying galena
and free gold.
Tony Hanson, formerly of New Zealand, rushed into town last Tuesday
and reported that a bear was printing
tracks on the snow just across the river.
Joe Bush, Theo Dufresne, Joe Garton
and several other bear fighters armed
themselves hastily with rifles and shot
guns   and   moved   into    the   enemy's
Pat McGuire will come  in this week I country.   Joe Carton, being a veteran
work some claims  in  which  he has   hunter,   was  given  the  lead,   but the
sortie ended  in  disappointment.
an interest.
The work of clearing  the Gold Hill   tracks were made by a  local  dog with
L was   commenced  this week,   large feet, and the camp ,s st.ll w.thout
orjc# bear steaks.
low nst
four men being put to w
W. B. Pool will be in town this summer.
White tents have replaced the snow
around Poplar.
A few street lamps would save shins
and decrease profanity.
Dr. Milloy, dentist, will be in Poplar the early part of next month.
About a dozen prospectors are doing
assessment work on Rapid creek.
Joe Butler, one of the Slocan veterans, is camped on  Keen's reservation.
The Poplar hotel will beautify its
bar as soon as the proper lumber arrives.
Charles Ehlers lost his case against
Aug. Buffalo in the court at Kaslo this
If Poplar was incorporated we would
make Parson Smith mayor, and thereby be insured a good grade of sidewalks.
In the dry moments of the morning
drop into the Commercial and stake a
George Chataway looks for a busy
packing season and has all his mules
trained for arduous labor.
Almost anybody can get freight in
Poplar, 'just step into the freight shed
and pick out what you want.
The force on the Handy group will
be increased after high water. Con-
sidderable ore is awaiting shipment.
No town in Canada has a slower
mail service than Poplar. Mulock and
the C. P. R. seem bound to put this
town out of business.
J. J. Cameron has again written to
Victoria regarding a school for Poplar.
He states that there are 17 children of
school age in the camp.
An add'tion 24 x 40 and two stories
high is being added to the Dominion
hotel, the lower part of which will be
used for a dining room and kitchen.
The gold from the Lardeau mines
will go to Seattle owing to the fact
that Canada is not enterprising enough
to run a mint either at Poplar or
The shaft on the placer workings in
town is now down 60 feet deep and
bedrock still out of sight. Work has
been suspended, probably until the
high water season is past.
Phil O'Connor was in Montreal the
other day with his line of samples from
Poplar, Phil is doing a good business,
but has to guard his valise with a shotgun every time he strikes a town in
the east that is noted for being good.
There may be a dot or two of black
in Poplar, but nothing yellow except
gold and one or two dogs. A Jap
flashed his mug in the camp last week
but found no show for his line of
Billy Walmsley has returned to Nelson from 'Frisco. He did not reach
Arizona owing to the fact that Bob
Cunning and other Sandonites away
from home persuaded him to see all the
sights between Barbary Coast' and Nob
I Hill. X   UfL.rt.IVj    XJ.    ^""J    «*.#«»*•      —•
Is i>ul>lisheil every,   Friday at Poplar. B.  G.
ami is sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial advertising is>l.;Vi ah inch for
four insertions. Rending notices 15 cent,s it
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a lino first insertion, and 5 cents a line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
fin pro vement notice;. $7 j Delinquent co-
owner notices. jOLO. Address all letters to TllK
NruuKT. Poplar, 11. C.
It. T. LOWEftY, Piioikiktoh.
FRIDAY,   APRIL 22, l'.KU.
Although this paper is a Nugget
there is nothing yellow about it.
The increased size of this journal
is a sure sign that prosperity is paying a visit to Poplar.
In Sandon just now a man is not in
good fcsociety it ha cannot show a
snowslide in his back yard or somewhere on the premises.
The coining summer will be hot
and dry, and forest /Ires will range
around Poplar unless the police and
people are vigilant and careful.
The coming summer will be a banner year in the Lardeau. Hundreds
of prospectors will scour the hills and
before many months probably the
greatest mines in Kootenay will be
located. _______
Up to to date no prospector has
been able to locate a telegraph office
in Poplar. It is found at Lardo and
in many smaller places throughout
the west, but for some mighty reason
its tick is never her.rd in this famous
Nelson would like to gain the trade
of the Lardeau, but its merchants are
afraid to spend a dollar in advertising
the wares that they sell. Poplar
merchants are just the reverse and
they will profit by their eiiierpj i-e.
Every main»who helps the printer
helps himself, especially when a cimp
is in long clothes.
within two hundred feet ot a dwelling
house, to burn or remove all timber,
brush or other growth ot inflammable
nature thereon, when in the opinion
of the Fire Wardens, or a majority of
them, such brush or growth is a
menace to the safety of the town from
fire: Provided that this subsection
shall not apply to trees planted for
fruit or ornament:
"To forbid the discharge of firearms within the limits of the town,
or within such pcrtion of the town as
the fire wardens may prescribe:
"To forbid the setting fire to stand
ing trees within the  limits of the
"To forbid the setting: fro to brush,
logs or refuse within the limits ot the
town.unles3 wuh the written permit
of one or more ot the Kire Wardens '
Wltat Might Have Been.
Among the visitors to the British
house of commons recently  was Col.
Lynch, lately  released   from servi
tude for assisting in the Boer war.
Automobiles killed  as many  per
sons in England in one week as railway trains did in a year.   They're
both bad things to get in front of.
The  oldest  timepiece—the  silent
watches ot the niglit.
A  doctor may   check   your
better than a baggageman.
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 & Nelson.
Fresh  and  Salt  Rfieats, Fish and Fowl
It doesn't relieve a  tit ot insi innia
to have your foot go to sleep.
A fine line of Hiram Walker's and
John Dewar's old style exhilarations
at bargain-counter prices behind the
bar of the Commercial.
Some men have a keen sense of
humor, judging by the poinlless stories
thev tell.
As the time ot vear has ai rived
when the fire wardens have to exercise their authority for the prot. e
tion of the public generally, we pub
lish thei'i* powers as contained in the
aot.   The powers are as follows:
"To visit and inspect, at all reason
able hours, all buildings and ej'cc
tions in the town or its vicinity:
,4To direct and regulate, in the
town or its vicinity, the position of
stoves, fire-places or furnaces, chim
neys, stove-pipes and smokestack ,
and the removal, change or alteration of the same, or any of thenr or
$he position or condition of them, or
any ot them, and further direct that
anything shall be done by way of
precaution to avert fire:
"Generally to take such steps for
the prevention of fire in the town, or
to check its spreading, as ihey 'may
think fit:
"To regulate the storing of powder
or other explosives, and the working
of industries or places of a character
likely to cause danger from fire
"To compel the owner of any  lot
situated .within the said  town, and
The Poplar
Barber Shop |
Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation for 50 quiet guests. The nerve-
bra eers 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
Poplar Townsite
See Future Ads.
Ti:xin:i{s veto Timiikis Limits.
OFALED TENDERS will he received hvthe
►^ undersigned up to noon ol' ^jVedneiday,
Ith May. 1!HM, Irom any person who nmv ifesirn
to olitain a lease, under the provisions of
section L'of the "Land Act-.' for the purpose
of cutting timber therefrom, of a timber limit,
situated on Lardo River and How.,er Creek
known as Lots tf,ffiO, 6*181, 8,841 and 6,848, West
Kootenay District, containing in the aggro-
gate f>,2lo acres.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus vill he entitled to a lease of the limits
lor it term of twenty-one years.
Each tender must he accompanied by a certified cheque, made payable to the' undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's
rental (478B.Offt, and the nmount of boniis tendered, and also a certified cheque for i 4 05] no
being the ooet of cruising ami surveying the
limits. The cheques will heat onoe returned
to unsuccessful competitors
. W. S. GORE.
Deputy Commissioner 6f Lands & Works
Lands &, Works Department,
Victoria. B, C, 7th April, liioi.
(l'<>HMi:itl.V  lloiKI,  ixx.i
Hanson & Ostby, Proprietors.
First-class ill every department.     Wines  Liquors ;m,J Ci^1IS Hie
finest   procurable.    The   Menu   Ims no equnj in ihe
Letdeau.    Call and be convinced  that
creek, .
share to benrraujrinis camp mm.m,n«
Victoria, d.va, • in Ayi*<,	 THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, April 22, 1904.
Rich in Reserves.
The Columbia river, which is
crossed by the C. P. R at Donald,
Hows away to the northwest for about
a hundred miles and then with a bio;
sweep turns and flows southeast, being again crossed bv tl.e C. P. K. at
Kevelstoke, and from there flowing
on south emptying into the Arrow
lakes. Within this inverted U of f,he
Columbia lies the particular SiCtion
known as the Uig Bend. Without
any exaggeration it is safe to say the
district will prove to hold one of the
richest mineral deposits of gold, silver
and copper to be found anywhere.
The discoveries already made and
which are being made all the time
are practically unrivaled in extent
mid richness
Not So Good.
Senator Lodge is 11 great whist
I layer. Not long ago a friend who
entertains certain extremely revolutionary Ideas with reference to the
game, published a brochure embodying his views thereon, a copy ot
wine 1 work he forwarded to the
senator. The author was a little
taken back when, shortly afterward,
meeting Mr. Lodge, he asked the
senator what he thought of the work,
and the statesman replied:.' Blank,
I have read the book carefully. It
seems to be a very good game, but
not so good a one as whist.1'
The gentleman who iikes to ask
questions was visiting a kindcrgar
ten. Finally he turned his attention
to Johnny. "My I oy," he said, "do
yon know how to make a Maltese
Cross?" "Yes, sir." Johnny answered
promptly. "Good," exclaimed the
visitor, delighted to learn that in
Johnny's case, at least, the work ot
hand and brain were going forward
together. "How would you go about
it?" ' Well, jes' pull his tail," paid
Johnny, 'that's all."
Maxims of Success.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination—Napoleon I.
Things don't turn up in this world
until somebody turns them up.—Jas
A. Garfield.
The one serviceable, safe, certain,
remunerative, attainable quality in
every study and pursuit is the quality
of attention. —Charles Dickens.
The talent ot success is nothing
more than doing what you can do
well and doing well whatever yon
do, .without a thought of fame.—
Never don't do nothin' which isn't
your fort, for ef you do you'll find
yourself splashin' around in the
kanawl, figuratively speakin'.—Ar-
teraus Ward.
I never did anything worth doing
by accident. Anything I have begun is always on my mind, and I am
not easy while away from it until it
is finished.—Thomas A. Edison.
Never desert your line of talent.
He what nature intended you for,
and you will succeed; be anything
else and you will be ten thousand
times worse than nothing.
A close shave—ajwell-to-do man's
lor 5 cents.
In Cash to get reliable mining news
of the Poplar Creek Camp for one year. ffl
This can be done by subscribing for JjJ
The Nugget, the only paper published
in the Great Gold Camp.
In Job Printing we do as neat
work and furnish as good material as
any office in the province. Poplar, B. C, April i§, 1904
Salt in the Sea.
The very fact that the waters of the
ocean are salty is a wonder within
itself. That such is the case everybody knows, but why ? Rivers are not
salt, neither are some of ihe very largest
of the inland seas, yet one school of
scientists will tell you that these same
lakes are the remains of what once was
a universal ocean, that there was once
an upheaval of the land and that all
the waters settled in basins except that
which drained off. If this is a fact,
why are these lakes or seas now fresh?
Don't tell me, says the investigator,
that it is because they have been
evaporating through the long centuries
and that the vacancy has been supplied by fresh waters from the rivers.
Great Salt lake is no less salty now
than it was three thousand years ago
and probably a great deal more so.
Water of the Caribbean sea is dense
compared with that of the Atlantic in
Hhe vicinity of the Cape Verde islands,
the proportion being n lo 21. Why is
this? It is certainly a fact that they
are both of one body of water. The
variety ot saline mater found in all sea
water is universally the same. There
is another fact which should be mentioned while we are classifying sea
water—that is this: When the saltnets
of oceans is referred to, it must not be
understood as being the table salt of
commerce, for there are many other
salts in solution. Expert hydrograph-
ers tell us there are enough of these
various salts held in suspension in the
waters of the ocean to cover the whole
landed surface of the globe to a depth
of 1,500 feet. The sea is salt by reason
of the earth washings which are poured
into it.	
His Name an Incubus.
An old colored man called on Judge
Rufus Cowing of New York the other
day and in asking for advice supplied
the court with a good story, says the
New York Times.
'•What I'se gwine to inculcate, Jedge,
is dis: What mus' I do to change mah
prognomen ? When I find dal I'se
weighed down wif ah prognomen dat's
boun' to kill mah trade, what mus'
I do?"
"You wish to change your name ?
And why?" inquired Judge Cowing.
"Cause mah name is Failure. Yes,
sah, dat's mah name. I's a white-
washer and dat name jes' queers me."
"Very well, uncle. Why not use the
first letter of your name ?" suggested
the court.
"Dat's wuss," groaned the old man.
"I'se tried dat. I had a big sign
painted, 'A Failure,' and mah trade
left me."
"The initial letter does make an unhappy combination," agreed the Judge.
"But I'll tell you what to do. Use
your first name, and then people will
not notice the last name so much."
"Dat's de :110s' discommoding of all,
sah. It's downright scan'lous, Mah
first name is Adam, sah."
Clothes and the Man.
No matter how a man may dress,
Tis not his clothes that makes  him;
Indeed, the swells themselves confess
More often 'tis they break him.
—Syracuse Herald.
If this strain keeps up the  czar may
feel inclined to raise his own salary.
One hardwood carved 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.
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Cockle & Papworth.
De Style—Did he marry her for her
money ?
Gunbusta—Yes,  and   then   she divorced him for his.
Love may intoxicate a man, but marriage sobers him.
Bring You   ....
to this office. It willfnot hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
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 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.
is hereby
given   that
after date I intend to apply to the Honorahi,
the Chief Commissioner of Land* and Work
for a special license to cut and carry awav
timber from the following described tract of
land, situate on the North Fork of Fry creek
about fifteen miles from Kootenay lake W«st
Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed
about a mile from the Caldwell timber limit
thence running north 20 chains, thence east
m chains, thence south Hn chains thence west
HO chains, thence north HO chains to point of
is 2;">th day of February. A D l«irn
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 given that thirty days vfter
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to cut and carry away timber from
the following described tract of land, situate
on Sixteen-Mile creek, a tributary of the
North Ferkof Fry creek, beginning at a post
placed about a Quarter of a milt from the
mouth of Sixtoen-Mile creek, thence running
west 60 chains, thence north DO chains, theme
east HO chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 30 chains to point of beginning
Dated this 2«thday of February, A. D. 1BU4
» .1   WALTER GARDNER, Locator
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiksfor
a special license to cut and curry away timl r
from the following described lund, situate on
the North Fork ot Fry creek, about 21 miles
from Kootenay lake. West Kootenay district,
beginning at a post placed about a mile east
from the Hiram A. Carney limit No. 1, thence
running north 10 chains, thrnce east unchain*,
thence south Mo chains, thence west Ho chains,
thence north 7o chains to the point of beginning. HIRAM A. CARNEY, Locator.
By.J. W Gaidner, Agent.
Dated this 27th dav of February. A. Ii. 1904.
SFALED TENDERS will be received by the
undersigned up to noon of Wednesday.
4th May. 1904, from any person who may desire
to obtain a lease, under the provisions of
section 42 of the " Land Act,' for the purpose
of rutting timber therefrom, of a timher limit I aaf^'finten.T'to 'apply te The Honorable" the
situated on Fry Creek, known as Lots ;>,07« and   Chie) commissioner of Lands and Works for a
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
5.078, West Kootenay District, containing in
the aggregate 1.2H0 acres.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus v ill be entitled to a lease of the limits
for a term of twenty-one years.
Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque, made payable to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's
rental (-107.00), and the amount of bonus tendered, nud also a certified cheque for •• 1.71.1 on,
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, 7th April, 1804.
Notice is hereby given that sixty davs after
date I intend to apply to tue 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 011 the north side
of Lardo river, marked "A Gowing's South
West Corner Post," thence east 40 chains,
thence north H>) chains, thence west 40chains
to river, thence following the meandering* of
river to the point of commencement.
Dated this 21st day of March, A. D. 1904.
Notice is hereby given that HO davs after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Y\ orks for permission to
purchase the following described lands,
situated on the north side of the Lardo river
commencing at a post marked E. L. Master-
son, south east corner. Post stand- on the
north bank of the Lardo river, opposito the
mouth of Poplur creek, thence north 20chains,
thence west 4> chains, thenc • south 20 chains,
thence east 40 chains, following bank of Lardo
river to place of commencement, containing
HOaores, more or less.      E. L. MASTERSON'.
Poplar, B. C, March 1/i. 1904 M
Notice is hereby given that thirty davs alter
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for
a special lice se to cut and carry hwhv timber from the following described tract of land
situate on the North Fork of Fry creek, about
sixteen mils from Kootenay lake, West
Keot*nay district, he inning at a post placet
about a quarter of a mile from post No 2 of
the J. W. Gardner limit, thence running east
70 chains, thence south Ho chains, thence west
HO chains, thence north HO chains, thence e<tst
10 chains to the point of beginning.
Dated this 20th day of February. 1904.
'■!* A. CARNEY. Locator
special lieense to cut and carry away timber
fmm the following described tract of land,
situate on the North Fork of Fry creak, about
nineteen miles from   Kootenay lake, West
Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed
about, oue mile east from post No. 2 of the A.
Carney limit, thence east  ho chains, thence
south No chains, thence west Ho chains, thence
north HO chains to point of beginning.
Dated this 20th dav of February, A. D. UM
By .1.  \V. Oh rduer, Agent.
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 curry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
eight miles from its mouth and about fourteen miles from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed about
a mile east of the Samuel Benzie limit No. 1.
thence running south HO chains, thence east
Ho chains, thence north HO chains, thence west
Ho chains to point of beginning.
J/a t»-d this 2nd day of March. A. D. 1904.
22 By 0. C. Poy 111«, Ageat.
Notice is hereby given that thirtvday* after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work* for
a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
8 miles from its mouth and about 14 miles
from Kootenay lake to the east boundary,
and one mile east from the Samuel Benzie
limit No. J, thence running south 70 ohains,
theine we»t Hn chains, thence north HO chains,
thence east ho chains, thence south 10 chains
to point ol beginning.
Dated this 2nd day of March, A. D. 1904.
ByC. C. Poyntx. Agent.
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 a way
timber from the following desoribid tract of
land, situate on the North Fork of Fry creek
about seventeen miles from Kootenay lake,
West Kootenay district, beginning at'a post
placed about one mile east from post No. 1 of
the A. Carney limit, thence running north 10
chains, thence east HO chains, thence south
HO chains, thence west HO chains, thence nor h
70 chains to point of beginning.
Dated this 20th day of February. A I). 11*04
A.CARNEY, Locator.
Notice U hereby given that thirty days af tar
date I intend to apply to the Honorable tic-
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to cut and carry away timbe.
from the following described'tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Frv creek, aiiotil
seven miles froni its mouth, and about l«
miles from Kootenay lake, West Koofeiwtv
district, beginning at .1 pot placed about two
miles east of the mouth of Grant creek.thei	
running lo chains south, thence lilt chains
west, thence 40 chains north, thence HM cha ins
east, thence 80 chains south to point ol hi"
ginning SAMI'EL BENZIE, Locator
......       , ,       •'   W.Gardner. Agent.
Dated this 2nd day oi March, A. D. 1!H'4.
Notice is hereby given that thirty dav.- "Iter
date I intend to apply to the Honorable tie
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works fur a
special license to cut and carrv away timber
Irom the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Frv creek, about
four miles from its mouth and about ten
miles from Kootenav lake, West Kootenay
district, beginning at a post placed at about
two miles west of post, No 1 of the Samuel
iJen/.ie limit, thence running south 40 chains,
thence west 4n chains, thence north Ho chains,
thence east 120 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence west Ho chains to point of beginning.
Dated this »rd day of March. A. D. H*>4
By J. W. Gardner, Ag*«t- THE NUGGET.
- «Md
Poplar,  B. C, April 22, 1904.
1st}}? oldest hotel in Poplar,
and adjoins the C. P, II. depot.
The wet grocery department
contains pure goods, any brand
nf which will produce optimistic
officials One effect ot the change
would be to compel the attendance of
all witnesses rather than take their
depositions in distant parts and send
these to the land'office foi consideration of th« judicial official there.
The  mining-  press of Colorado is
dHCUssiny; the need of creating an
j office   of  inspector of mining!  coin-
I panies, which shall be empowered to
j investigate thettnancuil and business
conditions of mid nig companies oper-
! ating in the state.    This office is cal
! ciliated to pro ectthe investor against
i wildcat operators in  the state.   The
| sentiment for or against it  has not
been sounded very thoroughly as yet,
and there is no indioation as to how
it would be received by the mining
population at large.
We have a certain parson, Dean
Hart of Denver writes, giving his
name, whom we keep on the frontier.
He is a rough diamond and has a
knack with the miners Not long
ago he went to a- camp called Rico,
borrowed the dance hall over the
saloon for his service, rounded up his
boys and the hall was filled. After
the sermon came the collection—a
very important feature. The parson
ran his eye over the audience, and
seeing a certain gambler known as
Billv the Kid, asked him to take up
the collection. Very much honored,
Billy took his big sombrero, and with
an Important and dignified air, as
was fitting for the occasion, he made
his way to the front and held his hat
tor a young man on the foremost
chair to donate. The young miner
dropped a quarter. Billy looked at
it; then putting his hand under his
coat-tails, drew his revolver and said,
with the utmost gravity: "Young
man, take that back; this here's a
dollar show." Then with his hat and
revolver, moving round the hall, he
got as many dollars as there were
Mule teams hauling borax in Death
A story is going the rounds to the ■ Valley are to disappear and be super-
effect that during the early da\s of j ceded by motor trains Three trac
rtosslana* a mine foreman told his I tion trains for use on the desert roads
boss, an alleged mining engineer, j are beinj? constructed in the east and
tint a horse had been struck in theI are said to differ from any trains
workings. The engineer is said to ' ever before constructed. Special fea-
have remarked innocently en«myh: , tures will adapt them 10 the peculiar
"Is that so? Well, well gel a b' ck j conditions of the desert traffic and
anl tackle and lift the p(tf)rthiig(.u,,,*i much  economy  in  transportation is
Senator Clark has  stated  that  his ! expeetea   to result.   Each  car will
1    1     ir-7- a-v^   i have a cm-vino- eioieirv of ">0 000 Crabs drink but water; hotter stuff
copper mines are producing $<o,()i)0.    UttV" u viurjiu^  eapaciiN   01  .>o,uuu; >
COO pounds of copper an.mall v   mak | pounds, and each will  h.ve Us own
ing him the greatest  individual pro-! '»^or, the entire train  being headed
ducer of the red metal in the  world   % ;r tractor that is  lighter than  a
The value of this  product  would be leaded car.   On the true-tor will be a
about $10,000,000,  which  is a   neat I three cylinder .engine  of   75   horse
little income, without considering the  power.
gold and silver values of the samej    AtGalien, Colorado,  the Burling-
properties. | ton and Missouri River railroad had
A   party  from  Douglas,   Ariz aia, : a pumping station a tew  woeksago.
visited an old cave in the moum.i its, ; There   was   a   well  14 feet square
Like whiskey not a sip!
But if you press them hard enough
The) 're apt to take a nip.
-;-Philadelphia Press.
The iireen-eyed monster deserves
to be given a black eye.
25 miles east of that place reeen !\
and to their great surprise discovered
a valuable deposit of guano.     The
depth oj the deposit is not yet known
but an estimate 'Jihia s the amount at
2 000 MX) pounds, which h is a inai ket
value of $15 j>er ton    The pjirtv are
elated at their find  and  a eoiuoiiv
will be formed for the uuipose of t,.k
ing out the deposit.
Of  the   fifty    mining    companies
working in South Africa during the
year,  twenty-nine  have   paid dlvi
dends.    These aggregated   £8,285,-
000, although the total profits reached
about £ 1,500,000.    From this  had to
be deducted  the  government  profit
tax and other ehaives.    The divi
'lends  paid   in    1902   amounted   to
62,118,000, which shows an Improve
ment during the past year of Well
over 50 per cent.
and about 250 feet deep, and the
pump house stood over the w ell. The
grouid near the top ot the well was
sandy and the curbing gave way-
find the well caved in. The pump
house fell into the well and was buried
out of sight. All that can be seen at
the place is a depression in the sand
some forty feet across and twenty
(eet deep. The building, boiler,
pump and ail the machinery were
completely swallowed up. Only a
short time before the cave in occurred
he pumpman was called out and in
this way no one was injureo.
J. R >ss Brown, sp c if mining
commissioner, reported in l8bV> as follows concerning blunders in mining
in California: It was not, however,
in quartz mining alone that ridiculous
blunders were made. Large sums of
money were expended in the eastern
mn stock of
Is now on the shelves,
and we are r» ady to
S3® Business
And are bound to please
you, as they are
In all lines. Come round
and look them over. Re.
John Hambly, %r0spl5j
About the year 1740, Nadir Shah, ! states by men who had never seen a I
the Persian usurper,coinpiered Delhi, j placer mine and hr.d no correct idea
the Mogul capital of Indii. The im
perial treasures were ransacked- an«I
lound to contain specie, rich robes,
and above all, jewels to an incredible
value. For .'Jo days the invaders
continued to extort by threats, tor
lure and severity, the hidden treasure of that splepdid city. Historians
estimate the spoil carried off at about
$HK),000,000 of which one half was in
<liainonds and other jewels.
Senator Hey burn of Idaho basse
cared favorable recommendation
from the senate committee on mines
mid mining for his bill to have adverse cases against patent proceedings tried before a regular court and
jury  inscead of  before
of the nature of the gold deposits, in
making machinery to take gold more
expeditiously from the river beds and
bars than could be done by hand.
One enterprising New York company
sent a dredging machine to dig the
metal from the bottom of the Yuba
river, never questioning whether
that stream was deep enough in the
summer to float such a machine, or
whether the tough clay and gravel
in its bed could be dug up by a
dredger, and entirely ignorant of the
tact that the gold is mostly in the
crevices ot the bedrock, where the
spoon and knife of the attentive and
^ w„ « skillful miner would be necessary for
land  office ' cleaning out the richest pockets.3
Lumber and Builders' Material, Hardware, Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc., Etc.
The Place to Buy
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.:
cr. n. love;
Help   of  Ail   Kinds   Furnished
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accommodation
for mining men and tourists. Only A 1 hrands
of liquors and cigars kept In stock.
Casey & Murphy,  Props.
The Poplar
Barber Shop
Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
Notary   and   Commissioner
Starkey & Co.,
 ^mmm^mmaaammaaaaamaam Wholesale
UlrtlJiU)     LV      *^U.,   ,lt.ulers   i„
Fruit   Eggft, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nki.bon. B.C.
A. R. Heyland,
veyor, Kaslo.
Land  Sur-
OPTICS Poplar, B. C, April 22, 1904
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
■*    Wholesalers.
Jacobson & Anderson.
Wm. Bennett and Geo. Clark nave
secured a lease on the Chambers group
near Cody.
Some Sandon mines have reduced
their crews owing to the rawhide trails
breaking up.
The Senator mine in Summit camp
will shortly resume shipments to the
Granby smelter.
Work at the Gro Denoro has been
temporarily suspended while machinery
is being installed.
Work on the Triune group Springer
creek, has ceased for the present.    The
results were satisfactory.
Diamond drilling on the Volcanic,
North Fork of Ketlle river, has been
discontinued for a short time.
Messrs. Smith of Anaconda and
Gaunce & Wickwire of Greenwood are
preparing to resume work on the
Bruce White lias just returned from
the east and states that large numbers
of investors will come into Kootenay
this summer.
The Helen, situated near Anaconda,
B. C, an old-time shipper, is enlarging its crew and preparing to make
further shipments,
It is reported that a deal is on for a
large number of claims near New Denver to Montana men. The amount involved is $200,000.
Manager Wilson of the Northport
smelter is authority for the statement
that the plant will resume operations
within thirty days.
The steam shovels at the Granby
mines have not been in operation the
-past week or ten days in the glory
holes, for the reason that it was found
necessary to remove the overhanging
surface surroundings.
The new runway connecting the clay
and copper bins with the matte elevator
at the B. C. Copper company's smelter
is now completed. The dust chamber
will be connected with the steel converter stack by a steel flue.
Peter Carlson, aged 28 years employed at the Granby mines, fell down
a 40-foot raise at the Old Ironsides
Thursday night about 9 o'clock, sustaining serious injuries. One shoulder
was dislocated,  and  he received some
severe bruises about the head. He
was taken to the Phoenix hospital.—
"Geo. Collins, manager of the Athel-
stan in Wellington camp, announces
that operations will be resumed at the
mine in a couple of weeks. By that
time the snow will be gone to such an
extent that hauling will be possible
from the mine to the Winnipeg spur.
For the first season in eleven years
the Slocan has had no fatalities from
snowslides. The first fatality occurred
at the Freddy Lee in January, 1893,
and caused two men to give their souls
a vacation. Their bodies were not recovered for eight months.—Ledge.
There is plenty of arsenic in some of
the ores in Kootenay, but no attention
is paid to the fact. There is a market
in England for thousands of tons annually, and the price ranges from $55
to $90 a ton. At present it is $65 a
ton. It might pay to exploit this
branch of mining.
George Huston has sent 263 samples
of Slocan zinc ores to seven of the leading zinc firms of Europe, and expects
in a short time lo have a report from
them. He has also sent five samples
for assay to New Jersey of strauge-
looking ores that he found back of
The Sally mine at Beaverdell on the
West F01 k of Kettle river has reduced
its force, as the roads are now impassable tor ore teams. The ore shipped
has been exceptionally high grade and
has demonstrated that even with a 50-
mile haul the mine can be profitably
A serious accident occurred at the
Mother Lode smelter on Saturday- last.
There was a break in No. 1 furnace
letting the matte run out in the spit
where one of the slag cars comes in.
After checking the flow of hot metal
a stream of cold water was turned on
the matte which had run in the pit,
causing an explosion. At the time the
explosion occurred fourteen or fifteen
men were standing close by. Marvellous to relate the only damage done
was to A. Lind, who was severely
burned down one side of the face and
neck. The accident caused a delay of
about two hours.
from what they have been. Under the
present loose administration deer are
being exterminated in several parts by
Indians and whites as well. Settlers
generally are complaining that belter
protection is not given to one of the
finest animals native to this country. A
bad feature of the administration of the
game laws is that permits are given
to people who apply to kill in and out
of season on the ground that they are
engaged in scientific pursuits. One expedition which had such a pcamit came
from the States to the Okanagan and
carried on an orgie of indiscriminate
slaughter. In this case the government were as much to blame as the destroyers, as the latter had no interest
in the country and were not entitled to
any such consideration, which was
grossly abused.—Kootenay Mail.
I think you ought to have that tooth
M—m—well, guess I'll lake it out
in thinking.
The Records.
Following are the records made at
the Poplar office during the past week:
April 14—Lucie, Lnrdo river, near
Gold Hill, G. F. X. Gay.
Lucky Dave, same.
Pictou and Sailor, near Gold Hill,
Joe Caron.
Hurgade. near Gold Hill, J. Portgal.
Shoo Fly, junction of Meadow and
Deception creeks, Ola Anderson.
April 15—Blue Bird, near Gold Hill,
W. J. Murphy.
Silver Tip, near Gold Hill, Richard
Royal Standard,  five  miles east *
Gold Hill, Richard Roberts.
Emerald Hill, five miles east of GoJcJ
Hill, W. J. Murphy.
April 19.—Lone Jack, Meadow creek,
J. H. Casey.
Big Horn, one mile east of Poplar,
Chas. Diamond and Fred Kaiser.
Troubles of the Rich.
Jaggles—What   persons
subject to appendicitis ?
Waggles—Those  who   are able
ay for an operation.
are    most
The Natural Result.
He doesn't seem lo enjoy life.
Of course not. He's got the health
food mania and -eat* nothing else.—
Chicago Post.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
McKinnon <&
In their store at Ferguson
have the goods. Drop them
a line when you want anything
for your house.
Poplar Transfer Co.
Freight moved to any part of the
city or the hills. A heavy team ot
horses and a string of husky moles
always at the service ol the public
Lots cleared in any part of the town.
Cut Up About It.
} -harpe—Did the barber's conversation make an impression on you ?
Whalion—No, but his razor did.—
Chicago News.
George   Chataway.
F.    C.
When first I heard her dulcet voice,
It set my heart to leaping.
We married.    Now from it I find
Relief alone while sleeping.
What a jolly old world this would be
if all men practiced what  they  preach.
A woman is almost as much afraid
of a mouse as a man is of a millinery
It is said that the Japanese have no
swear words, but the Russians probably
make up for the deficiency.
Full line of Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry.
Am prepared to do
'!' -1
We are getting in shape to All
youroiders, let them be large
or small, they are appreciated
alike. We have had years o*
experience filling orders lor
mining companies and prospectors. We endeavor to send
nothing up the hill bar. first class
goods. Giveusacall. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
Slaughtering of Game.
The game laws of the province want
to be handled  in  very different  shape
All   Kinds  of Repairing.
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.
■ —"    — i
Furniture and
Bargains  in  all   kinds   of
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
etc.   Wall Paper.   Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
i British Plate Mirror 46x96
inch'es, new, Letter Presses,
Barber Chairs, Bath Tubs
and other specialties.
Mail Orders  Receive Prompt Attention


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