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Vol.-I.  No. 32.
Poplar, B. CM July 8,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
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Phil  Billings is   ground-sluicing on
the Boneheod, Rusty creek.
Several claims have been located on
a copper ledge near Goldhill.
At the Triune ore assaying $68 in
gold has been struck in the upraise.
The work of the prospector is much
impeded through the lack of trails
along Cascade and other creeks.
Dr. Milloy is doing some work on
the I X L group wilh a view to ob-
laining a crown grant this summer.
J. A, Magee of the Spyglass war in
town this week. Work is steadily progressing on the property with a force
of ten men. The lower tunnel is in
about twenty five feet.
Jimmy Grant has uncovered an enormous showing of ore on the Winslow.
Jimmy says it is the greatest showing
in the Lardeau and has wired for his
partner, Paddy Murphy.
Five men are working on the Golden
Eagl e group. The winze is down 40
feel. T. VV. Leask, ihe owner, will
visit the properly this week with a
view 10 increasing the force.
and  runnmg  between  two and three **********9999999999999000
hundred  ounces in  silver.    Above the 8     rftPAT   WFW<* TTRMQ      5
Young Dominion they have the White- 5    LULAL NEWS ITEMS-     |
water and Cariboo, on  which a tuuuel **************************
has been run on an 8-foot lead lying
between schist and lime. An assay
from this lead gave $32 in gold, tf
ounces  in  silver and 26 per cent. lead.
J. Curry came down from Trout Lake
Wednesday and has commenced work
on the Morning Glory, in which he is
interested. The Morning Glory lies
southwest of the Swede group. A 16-
foot lunnel has been run on it this season by F. A. Tamblin.
A rich paystreak of gold bearing
quartz was struck the past week in the
E B, near Gold hill. The paystreak is
about a foot in width and assays up in
four iigu es. The claim is owned by
Jackson Radcliffe of Poplar and Miss
Ella Brown of New Denver.
One of the best strikes ever made ni
this camp was made last Monday on
the Swede group. While running an
open cut a blind lead was uncovered at
a depth of eight feet. Coarse gold in
abundance was found mixed with iron
carbonates. Six pounds panned $20
in gold. The full extent of the new
find will be known in a few days. It
shows plenty of wire and flake gold.
There is enough of ore in sight now to
keep a 100-ton stamp mill in operation
for years. It certainly is a bonanza
and willt astonish the world before
many months.
The satisfactory condition of the lawsuit against the Lucky Jack warrants
the immediate installment of a stamp
mill. In a few days W. B. Pool leaves
for New York to consult with capitalists interested in the Great Northern
Mines, Limited, and make arrangements for the necessary stamps. Al
least forty stamps will be put in on the
Lucky Jack ground and a tram built to
the Swede group, it is expected thai
work will commence on the mill in
September, and just as soon as it turns
out a few gold bricks the eyes of the
entire country will be turned to what
in a few months will be recognized as
the greatest gold camp in British Co-
lumb a.
About three miles of the   trail  being
built  up  Tenderfoot   by   Henry   Mag-
nussen and Eric Strand   is  completed.
These gentlemen are also working on
their   claims  about  six  miles  up the
creek.     Very   nice   ore  was  brouglu
down from  the Silver Cable and Klon-
\   dike  Saturday   last.    On  the   former
\V there is two feet  of galena, and on the
Matter a foot of galena and gray copper.
Chas, Forslund is doing assessment
work on the Rykert, about half way
between Poplar and Rapid creek, and
owned by J. C. Rykert of Port Hill,
Idaho. There are two quartz ledges
on the claim each about three feet in
w'dth, carrying good values. Two
'"en are at work making a trail from
the wagon road to the claims, a distance of about a mile and a half.
Paddy Sharon and A. C. Cody looted the Young Dominion, four miles
UP Cascade c.eek, on which is a lead
01 .galena and gray copper a foot wide
Assessment work was started this
week on the Edith by Jos. Patlinson
and Henry Morgan. The Edith has
lately received more attention than all
the other claims in the Poplar Creek
district. Lawyers have made small
fortunes oul of it; it lias become a
hideous nightmare to at least one judge
of the supreme court; witnesses have
told "the truth, the whole Iruth, and
nothing but ihe truth" in reference to
it; its stakes have been ruthlessly sawn
off and exhibited in court to the vulgar
gazeof thepettifogger.the court stenographer, the tenderfoot and the turnip-
hoer ; ' its one, solitary, fir post has
been designated cedar, while its two
cedar posts have been called hardwood,
and this by an eminent K. C; it has
been subjected to all the indignities possible by mining engineers, by " liars,
hy d-d liars, by expert witnesses,"
by judges, bv lawyers, and by jurors;
its boulders have been called "mineral
in place"; on one end it is a 25th of
July claim and on the other a 26th,
so the date of its birth is in doubt; its
parentage is also in doubt, for wh.le
there are innumerable foster parents,
its proper nursing until the present t,me
has been woefully neglected, From
the date, or rather dates of Jts^vera
births the Edith has groaned under the
misfortune of having to many parents,
and many of Ihem not overscrupulous.
The postoffice at Goldhill was opened
July ist,
The travel is very heavy on the Gerrard express this week.
y     John Keen  came  in   Friday and left
again for Kaslo Monday.
Mrs. John Keen of Kaslo was a visitor in town the past week.
Mrs. E. L. Masterson spent the holidays visiting friends in Kaslo.
E. Harrop took in the Nelson celebration Friday and Saturday.
. Mrs.   E.   Harrop returned   Monday
from a month's visit to Nelson.
Kenney Morrison has opened the old
Beatty hotel near Trout Lake.
Billy Schnell is organizing a whisker
trust with a view to laking in the entire
L. Hanna of Kaslo, who is interested
in the Lucky Jack hill, visited Ihe camp
this week.
Clarence, Henry and Miss Morgan
were Poplar visitors to Trout Lake the
past week.
The Fourth of July was celebrated in
Trout Lake by a dance and a log-rolling contest.
The citizens of Gold Hill oQer a premium for the first white child born in
the camp, home production.
Geo. Cruickshank, secretary of the
education department, arrived in town
Wednesday to look into the Poplar
school question. After talking with
and counting up the "unlicked," Mr.
Cruickshank expressed the opinion that
there would be no difficulty in having
a school opened here after the summer vacation.
builded him a boat. The craft was
built expiessly for navigating the Lardo
and the log jams and oth» r obstructions
therein. The Parson's boat is a sort of
aquatic steeplechaser. It was launched
on Tuesday, loaded, and started on its
first cruise with the Parson al the tiller.
The boat made Gold Hill,three miles,
in 12 minutes, 11 2-5 seconds, and negotiated three log jams on the trip.
The craft is 18 feet long, 16 keel and
4 beam, and is propelled by a JBLcch/\f t.
XurJbing.    The return trip will be made
E. E. Chipman, government agent
at Kaslo, took a trip through the addition to his district this week: Road
Superintendent Moor will be in this
district in a few days to make arrnge-
ments for necessary repairs to roads
and bridges. It is understood a road
will be built up Poplar creek, and the
road between Poplar and Goldhill made
Fred Fraser, gold commissioner at
Revelstoke was in Poplar last week
making his last official visit to the district, the Lower Lardeau having been
transferred to the care of E. E. Chip-
man, government agent at Kaslo. The
people of Poplar regret that Mr. Fraser,
owing to increasing business in his
district, has been compelled to turn
the work of the Lower Lardo over to
the Kaslo office. The stand taken by
Mr. Fraser on the Tanghe case gained
the friendship of every experienced
mining man and prospector in the district, for no matter what conclusions
judges of the supreme court may arrive
al, sane prospectors and mining men
will never be convinced that placer
ground can rightly be located on a
quartz lead already recorded as such.
Parson Smith, like Noah of old, has
on the railway track, as the boat can
be placed on trucks and the same power
used lo prcpel it on land. The citizens
had all arrangements made for the
Parson's funeral, but the obsequies
have been postponed until after the
next trip. Later—At Bosworth, the
craft slipped from under the Parson and
Ken Morrison. Both got to shore
without, more serious injury than a
wetting. When last seen the boat was
heading for ihe lake al a 12 mile gait.
If it dones'l take to land, and the power
holds out, there will be some lively
doings on Kootenay lake in the next
few days. No reward is offered for the
return of the aquatic cyclone. Finders
are keepers.
One very good way for a business
man to advertise the town in which he
is making a living is by patronizing the
local" paper. The best evidence of
activity in a town is the names of business firms in the advertising columns
of the local paper. Since The Nugget
was started, it has given the news of
the camp as fully as possible. All the
work done, all the ledges uncovered
have been noticed as fully and as accurately as could be done from the information obtainable. These items
have heen copied in papers throughout
the west. Not one in every five prospectors in the camp have subscribed
for the paper, although all have been
more or less benefitted through ils
efforts. The Nugget has spent much
more money in Poplar than it has received from the business men and prospectors in the camp, but now that the
"dead" period, which occurs in every
camp between the prospecting and
treatment stages, is about over, it expects to mor.e than play even in a few
months. It is now an assured fact that
within two months a stamp mill will be
treating the ores of Rapid and Rusty
creeks. Before the first of September
work will have been commenced on a
40-stamp mill to treat the ores of the
Lucky Jack and Swede groups. Every
claim between Meadow creek and Gerrard on which 20 feet of work has been
done has shown ore bodies and values
which can be mined,shipped and treated
at a profit. Three months ago the
only properties in the' district were the
Lucky Jack, the Swede, the Marquis
and Gilbert, and the Handy. Today
there are a hundred claims just as good
as any of these. In another three
months there will be as many more.
The present is the wrong time to get
the blues, when the prosperous days
are just commencing. 4*.
Poplar, B. C, July 8, 1904.
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B.  C.
and is sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial advertising is #1.50 an inch for
four insertions. Reading notices 15 cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a line first insertion, and 5 cents a line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, #7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, £10. Address all letters to The
Nitoort. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWEST, Proi'UIKTor.
FRIDAY,  JULY 8, 1904.
Poplar is something like letters.
It cannot go without stamps.
Never advertise unless you have
the goods, is the way they play poker
in Nelson.      	
Hope and faith are necessary it
you wish to get to heaven or grow
ricji in Poplar.
There is one great pleasure in
Poplar. The ice man never comes
around with a bill.
The advance in the pr'ce ot silver
is already painting roses on the
clouds that hang over the Slocan.
The Spokane Review spells Dominion Day without caps. The editor
may have a grudge against Canada.
The Yankees captured Ferguson
on Monday and destroyed six kegs of
beer, together with nearly all the
sleep in town.
Doninion Day in Nelson furnished
ample proof that the tog element ot
that city is rapidly becoming a
memory of the past.
The Nelson merchants are slow in
cultivating the trade of the Lardeau.
If they were alert every one of them
would bave an ad in this paper.
No more silver dollars are to be
minted .in the United States. This
will increase the consumption of gold
although it may not raise the price.
A faint heart seldom wins a dark
lady or anything else. Courage is
necessary tor success in all things,
even to the making of a new mining
Rockefeller is doing busine s all
over, but up to date he has not bought
into Poplar. Sail it is only a question of time until the world opens its
eyes and tips its hat to Poplar.
In addition to its mineral wealth,
the Lardeau has considerable uncultivated land that would be largely
taken up if it were in some advertised
localities, in the Lardeau we have
the goods but not enough of spread
printer's ink. 	
In Poplar a red-shirted parson toots
every Sunday for a rival camp. His
story about the golden streets of
Paradise is very sweet but so far he
has not flashed a sack of nuggets
from the far-away camp in which he
says the formation is all yellow metal
and no stamps needed.
Throwing rice on and after newly
married couples is a barbarous custom that should be laid to a long rest.
The ordeal of matrimony is sufficient
without having the strain increased
by a lot of mildly insane friends yelling like mad Russians and strewing
everything with the standard cereal
of China. The only proper thing to
throw at a weddiug party is the
beautiful paper dollar. It falls
lightly and has a tendency to create
pleasurable feelings.
Not Due to Gravitation.  1/
Newton evolved the theory of
•That may do for an apple," exclaimed his rivals, 'but why do the
smallest berries fall to the bottom of
the box r
Sadly he was compelled to acknowledge the partial failure of his scheme
In the town's big business battle,
In the bargain sales ot life,
Be not like dumb driven cattle,
Don't go shopping with your wife.
Fast living is but faster dying.
Only manufactured doubts are ad
It is the opportunity we make that
makes us.
Better a deluded enthusiasm than
a dead heart.
Nothing spoils the life like living
for the spoils.
An unbridled tongue goesjwith an
unburdened brain.
Our victories depend upon how we
take our defeats.
A principle hung up on the wall
may be worse than none at all.
Hawthorne Bros
Miners and Prospectors7
The hotel is furnished Hud fitted up in the
most modem style. Best of uccommodution
f.r minioK men mid tourists. Only A 1 hriuida
of liquors and eigarskept n stoek.
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
Dominion Hotel
Has ample accommodation for a
large number of people.  The table
is supplied with the best in the mar- 1
ket.  The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly A Nelson.
Fresh and  Salt Meats, Fish and Fowl
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation for 50 quiet Quests. The nerve-
bracers in the bar are free-milling:, and an
orchestra provides music while the guests
are at dinner. The landlord has studied
human nature from Brazil to Alaska and
knows the way to make a stranger feel at
home. FRED KAISER, Proprietor.
Poplar  Townsite
See Future Ads.
Chas. Hanson, Proprietor.
First-class in every department.    Wines Liquors and Cigars the
finest  procurable.    The   Menu   Ua* ., i •    .i
me   menu   natj no equal in the
Lerdeau.    Call and be convinced  that
Poplar, B. C, July 8, 1904.
Two women will graduate from
the Montana school of Mines this
year, one of them being a Maryland
girl.' They expect to pursue the
work of mining engineers.
The cost of various 6trikes in Colorado in the last sixteen mouths is
estimated at $23,03ft,000. The state
paid out $636,000 for maintaining
troops in the Held.
The importations of precious stones
an<1 pearls at the port of New York
in May were valued at $2,379,836,
the third largest amount of any May
Drillers in the T. F. Driscoll oil
well at Crockett, Texas, encountered
the trunk of a large tree at a depth
of a thousand feet Large pieces ot
preserved bark and wood of clear
jrrain have been brought to the surface. The wood is very hard and
the tree is estimated to be between
two and three feet in diameter.
The president ot Nicaraguay has
appointed three commissions for the
exploration of the mines situated in
the republic. These commissions
will have to draw up geological
map?, to tudy the water in the substrata, and the mineral deposits, besides the means of transport and the
treatment of the ores Irom an industrial point of view.
While working on the canal about
twelve  miles  east  ot   Wadsworth,
New, several days ago, the graders
struck a large petrified tree which
was imbedded in   solid   sandstone,
twelve feet below the surface. From
all indications it was a pine tree and
is one of the monarchs of a large prehistoric forest.   There is not a living
tree within ten mikes of the place
where the relic was discjvercd and
everything goes to show that what
is now a desert of sand was once a
forrest ot pines.   The petrified tree is
twelve inches in circumference and
the graders have riot yet uncovered
either end of it.
A ring wl.ich is said to be the one
presented to Joseph by Pharaoh on
the occasion of his appointment to
the office of prime minister, reposes
in a small velvet case in the office of
Ale Lipman, 99 Madison street, New-
York. It is part of an art collection
on which Mr. Lipman made a $50,-
000 loan. The ring is valued at
$1,000, It was obtained bv Professor
Unsing of Damascus, and the most
famous Egyptologists believe it to be
the original gift from the king of the
Kffyptians. It is probably 3,900 years
"Id, having been made 2,000 years
before the birth of Christ. It is a
circle of gold set with a scarab. The
collection was owned by a former
real estate operator.
Charles Sweeney, president of the
federal Mining company, says the
Sumpter Miner, is drawing a salary
<>f $18,000 a year and gets a large
share of the dividends. His case furnishes a remarkable illustration of
what changes may be made in a
man's fortune in a short time. Ten
years ago Mr. Sweeney • as poor and
made his lWing by serving as a
QePUty United States marshal. When
a certain  building burned he   re-
marked it was the last bit of property
he had in the world upon which he
could have realized. Now he has a
fortune running into the millions and
draws an annual salary that would
have looked like a fortune
Rich and rare are the curios fro
the Klondike for exhibition at the
World's Fair, St. Louis    They weie
collected by  Wilson Foster,  who is
called the Quartz King of the Yukon,
Probably the greatest curios ot the
lot are three petrified mastodon teeth.
These are said to be the most re
markable  specimens ever  brought
out ot the northern wonderland, The
petrified teeth have been transformed
into quartz  in which can  be seen
crystals    of ; gold    and     pyrites
of iron, which are imbedded in the
sojid rock.   These wonderful exhibit:
were found on bedrock in the paystreak ot Eldorado creek, among the
gold nuggets and dust.   Nuggets of
gold and silver combined were take.i
from the same spot    Mr. Foster has
20,000 specimens in his grand collection for St. Louis.
The old Dolcoath mine in Cornwall,
England, has a lengthy rnd interest
ing  history—a history that of late
has not lacked the element of pathos.
More than a  hundred  years ago a
company commenced to work on the
Costbook   system;  and during  the
first 67 year's of the last century tin,
copper, silver and arsenic were pro
duced  to  the aggregate  value   of
£3,250,C00.    The dividends for 1867
and 1894 amounted to £134 per share
ot £9 12s.  6d.   The Costbook com-
pany   was  merged   into  one   with
limited liability in June,  1895, and
recent workings have been restricted
to the production of tin.   The company has a paid up capital of «£311,-
500 in £1 shares, some fully paid
and same partly paid.   No dividend
has  been   paid  since  that tor the
second half of 1901,  the aggregate
distributions on the present capital
amounting to 37i per cent.
The wire rope is generally considered a modern invention, a pro
duct of modern skill, and it will surprise many to learn that i*s manufacture is really a rediscovered art.
Although the Assyrians practised the
art of wire beating, no evidence has
been tound to indicate that they used
wire for making rope.   The excava
tions of  Pompeii    have,   however,
brought to light a piece of bronze
wire  rope nearly  fifteen feet long
and about; one inch in circumference.
This rope is now in the Musio Bor-
bonico at Naples.   It consists of three
strands laid spirally together, each
strand being made up ot fifteen wires
twisted together, and its construction
does  not,   theretore, differ  greatly,
from wire ropes made today.   Pompeii was buried A. D. 79, over 1800
years ago. but how long wire ropes
had then been known it is impossible
to tell though, judging by the knowledge shown in the construction, it
may be safely concluded that they
had been known for a considerable
time. _ __________
Only a fool's tomorrow ruins today.
Revenge  is sweetest   when   renounced.
Is one of the oldest hotels in the Slocan. It is
situated on the Plaza in New Denver and is convenient 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
cellar.   Sample Rooms in Connection.
a. JACOBSON, Proprietor.
Kootenay Railway and
Naoigation Co. Ltd.
International Navigation and
Trading Company, Limited,.
Kaslo and Slocan Railway
& S. RY.
&80 a
10:45 a
. in
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, 4:25 p.
. 2:00 p.
4:30 p.
11:00 a.
Notary  and  Commissioner
Tickets sold to all parts of the United
States and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particulars call on or
Manager, Kaslo.
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.
M *• N.  VARS
Baillie, Vars & Go.
Mining Investments.
Mining Properties for Sale in all Parte
off British Columbia.
Starkey & Co., BSTfi
Fruit, Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nelson, b. c.
A. R. Heyland,
veyor, Kaslo.
Land  Sur-
E.    Ferguson   & Co.
Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale dealers in   Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars.    Agents for Pabst beer.
jr. ii. love: *'
^^^^^^^_     AGENCY   p
of  All   Kinds   Furnished
;yfll'W$#'!$\^^ Poplar, B. C, July 8, 1904.
The Boy and the Grocer.
A reporter recently traveled to
Dayton to interview Orville and Wilbur Wright about their flying machine. The young inventors had
nothing to say, though the reporter
insisted that an article about their
work would do them good.
Do us good, or you good ? said the
older Wright.
Yoa good, said the reporter.
Mr. Wright smiled.
I'll tell you about a little boy I
used to know, he said, and then \ou
may tell me if there isn't a resemblance between the little boy's attitude toward the grocery man and
and your attitude tow.ird myself
This bov, a fine chap, bustled into
the grocery one day with a memo
randum in his hand.
Hello, Mr. Smith, he said. I want
thirteen pounds of coffee at 31 cents.
Yer> good, s ud the grocer, and he
noted down the sale and put his clerk
*,o packing the coffee. Anything
elso, Charles ?
Twenty-seven p unds of sugar at
9 cents.
The loaf, eh?   And what else?
Sevjsn and a half pounds of bacon
at 20 cents.
That is t e Arrow brand.   Go on.
Five pounds of tea at 90 cent.*; 11J
quarts of molasses at 8 cents a pint.;
2 8 pound hams at 21£ cents, and 5
dozen jars of pickled w.i lnuts at 24
cents n jar.
The clerk bustled about, and the
grocer made out 'he bill.
I.'s a big order, he said. Did vour
mother tell you to pay for it, or is it
to be charged ?
My mother, said the bov, as he
pocketed the neat and accurate bill,
has nothing to do with this business.
It is my arithmetic lesson and I had
to get it done somehow.
An Incorrigible.
This story is told at the expense of
a recently appointed superviser of a
public school in Philadelphia. One
day she happened to be visiting a
school where a young incorrigible
was undergoing punishment for a
series of misdemeanors.
The  teacher cited him as   "the
worst boy in  the school—one I can't
do anything with.   I've tried every
thing in the way of punishment."
"Have you tried kindness?" was
the gentle enquiry ot the other lady.
"1 did at first, but I've got beyond
that now."
At theclose of the session the lady
asked the boy if he would c«ll and
sec her on the following Saturday. A
boy arrived promptly at the hour appointed. The lady showed him her
best pictures, played her liveliest
and set before him a luncheon on her
daintiest china, when she thought it
about time to begin her little sermon.
"My dear," she began, "were you
not very unhappy to have to stand in
the corner before all the class tor
"Please ma'am," broke in the boy,
with his mouth full of cake, 'that
wasn't me you saw. It was Pete and
he gave me ten cents to come here
and take your jawing."
re 11 nine,    f
once roamed a very discontented porcupine. He was forever fretting.
He complained that everything was
wrong, till it was perfectly scandalous, and the Great Spirit, getting
tired of his grumbling, said:
"Yon and the world I have made
don't seem to fit. One or the other
must be wrong. It is easier to
chaoge you. You don't like the trees,
you are unhappy on the ground, and
think everything is upside down, s^
I'll turn you inside out and put you
in the water."
This was the origin of the shad.—
Ernest Thompson Seaton.
Extending the Analogy.1]
I'tell you, contended the boarder
with tiie bristling hair, the man who
says we ought to live to a hundred
years is right. Look at the horse.
It takes a horse four years to get its
growth, and it lives t) be twenty.
It takes a man twenty years to get
to his growth, and by the same ratio
he ought to live a huudred. There
are lots of things we can learn from
I don't know but you are right responded the unemotional boarder.
For instance, there is the flea. It
jumps 1,300 times its own lengih.
There is no reason, therefore, why a
man six feet high should not be able
to jump—let us see—7,800 feet, or a
mile and a half, at one leap. Yes,
we can learn a great many things
from analcgy.
But here the conversation drifted
to other topics.
California's mineral production exceeded $35 030.000 in 1903, an increase of $713,124 over 1902.
The Standard Oil company will increase i's tank capacitv in Kansas to
the extent of 1,000,000 barrels. The
company intends to construct a pipe
line from Kansas City to Whiting,
Not a single infectious disease is
known in Greenland.
Bring You   . .
to this office. It willflnot hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
Mjufoftati«u&hie^ •.-,	
* * •         t*,.'
Rooms ..
Harrop Block,
Poplar, B. c.
Ouiet   and  Comfortable.
Mrs. W. J. Cockle.
The Fretful Porcupine
In the woods of Keewaydin there
Is a literary blend, written, compiled, published
and shipped by ft. 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 tender feet 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 not
to buy it, although it is sent to anv address on
earth for 25c.    Address
Poplar, Nelson, or
New Denver, B. C.
Blessings are hidden in  the blows
of pain,
Lumber and Builders' Material, Hardware, Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps. Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc, Etc.
w*y £*?%*]
T3ie Spyglass mining
and Development Company, Limited.
a1|.it„iiz„ti,„,,.»„,.m,.,mi.i,.n„t„ -,„,„,, >N||n-s lmy.w > |m|. f>,M
ol -1 e«oh; W),ouo»h.re. bare bo. „-,. I i„ th. trwi-nry.
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar  millionaires.
Po not put it off anv longer. Invest now before the slock
is all underwritten. With every stare underwritten at
par we give a bonus of two share.. That we own one of
the best properties in the Poplar Creek District is con
ceded hv the best mining men who have visited the
camp. Thto stock will sell readily at one dollar flat
within three months. Now you ean get three stars for
one dollar, payable 10% cash end 10% per month. Invest
now and you will makes, me easy money. Kor further
particulars apply to
Room 16, K.W.C. Blk. NELSON
Poplar, B. C, July 8, 1904.
Stop at the old reliable place.
The dining room is now up to-
date. The bar contains the
best brands ot liquors and cigars
and you can depend upon being
treated right.
Following   are  the records   at   the
Poplar sub-office for the month of June:
Ainsworth  Division.
June 2—San Juan, Gold   Hill, S. A.
May, Howser station, W. A. Hanna-
Tredwel,   Howser  station, W. Neel-
June 6—Hidden Treasure, Howser
station, Wm. Anderson.
June 7—President, iVieadow aeek,
Campbell and Ross.
Silver Tip, Gold   Hill, John   Beattie.
Harvard Lake, Meadow creek,
Campbell and Ross.
Ottawa, Meadow creek, Campbell
and Ross.
Rossland, Gold Hill, Geo ge Jost.
June 9—Hawk No. i, Cascade creek,
J no. Leask.
Hawk No. 2, same, W. West.
Hawk No. 3,  same, T. W. Leask.
June 10—Cyclone, north of Gold Hill,
Chas. Khlers.
Eldorado, same, W. Neolands.
June 13—Marey Bell; 14, Beatrice;
15, Sugar Loaf; Meadow creek, B. L.
Hart and T. A. Ross.
June 15—Leviathan, Meadow creek,
J. W. Sweeney and T. Morris,
June 16-Stemwinder, Meadow creek,
Geo. Mathews.
June 23—Lardo, Gold Hill, Chas.
Alice, Davis creek, A. Hanson.
June 3—Lone Tree and White Hawk,
W. H. Brown.
June 17—Golden Gate and Golden
Fate, 3 years, A. B. Walker.
Trout  Lake  Division.
J une 2—Gold Coin, Poplar creek, A.
June6—Rising  Sun,   Poplar creek,
\J. W. Smith.
^ Butcher  Boy,  Lake creek, E.   Pavier
and W. Baker.
Sutland, Poplar creek, Simpson and
June 8—-Ashland, Rapid creek, C.
June 9—Nip No. i, Poplar creek,
Wm. West.
N«P No. 2, same, T. Leask.
Nip No. 3 and 4, same, J. H. Casey.
Cumberland, Poplar, A  L. Houston.
June .o—Lone Pine, Rapid creek,
W- J. Murphy.
Clam, Rapid creek, li. Everett.
St. Helena, Tenderfoot creek, J.
Emma, Lucky Bird and Little Wonder, Poplar creek, M. Lundgron, A.
Lundgren and O. Berglund.
June 11—Ruth, Rapid creek, C. T.
Sheepshead, Rusty creek, George
\ Tessie, Rusty creek, P. Billings.
June 13—Portsmouth, Rapid creek,
R. Burns
June 14—Comstock, Trout lake,
Barnard and Rogers.
Cocker, Poplar creek, Olson and
June 17—Big 4, Poplar creek, C.
Caron, Poplar creek, Caron and Gray
Golden Harp, Rapid creek, W. J.
Elenor B, Rapid creek, C. Hawthorne.
June 20—Sunset, Canyon creek, A.
Josafean, Canyon creek, A. Lamarre
Grizzly, Canyon creek, Jas. Patton.
Daisy, same.
Last Chance fraction, Manila and
First Chance fraction, E. L. Masterson.
June 21—Elizabeth lona, Poplar
creek, Thos. H. Armstrong.
Clinker, same, J. Simpson.
June 22—1 O U, same, D. R. Munro
Denver, same, John Erickson.
Utah, same, Geo. Jost.
Lone Star, same, J. Forstelle.
Copper Plate, Canyon creek, Geo. H.
Fischer. '
Grizzly, Lake creek, Frank Johnson.
Nob Hill, same, Wm. Anderson.
Gold Hill, same, Frank Johnson.
June 23—Victoria, Lake creek, C.
June 24—Alma. Poplor creek, P.
Gauterer and A. Deschenes.
June 25—Poplar Float, Poplar, W.
E. Morand.
Second Avenue and Third Avenue,
GerrarJ, E. MobbsandJ. Jaeg.
Windermere, Denver, Pennsylvania,
and Toby, Poplar creek, Portgall and
Nugget, same, Otto Peteriet.
Juno, same, Miller and Portgill.
June 27—Golden Chest Fraction,
Poplar creek, S. B. Hodgson.
June 29—Major Delamar, Rapid
creek, Collins and Ryan.
Ashuelot, same, J. C. Ryan.
Lou Dillion, Rapid creek, J. C. Ryan
Nancy Hanks and Pearl, same, J. F.
Collins. .
June 30— Black   Dog, Poplar creek,
J. McCaskill.
IVin Slide, same John Stalling.
june3-North  Star, Elpider,   Pluto
and Mountain Rose, Eric Strand.
4~St. George, C, O. Woodrow.
8- Broken Hill, C. T. Porter.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up Capital, $8,700,000.   Reserve Fund, $3,000,000.
Aggregate Resources, Exceeding $83,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President. B. B WALKER, General Manager
Saoings Bank Department,    Doposits received and Interest AHoved
Nelson Branch. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager.
Capital authorized, $4,000,000
Capital [paid up] • 3,000,000
Rest 2,650,000
Head Office:
Branches in the Northwest Teiritories,  Provinces of British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRIIT, President. !>. R. WILKIE, VicePres. and Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager.       W.  MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Trout Lake, B. C, Branch: A General 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 bv
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
\Baden Powell, P. M. Hayes.
si3—Vancouver, A. J. Gordon.
16—Golden     Scepter   and    Golden
Cross, C. O. Woodward.
Gold Park, Robl, Jackling,
17—Golden Chest No. 2, John Keen.
20—Harry, M. Grotho.
Crown King, E. M. Morgan.
Margaretta,   Hidden  Treasure   and
Amy, P. H. O'Connor.
Gold Hill, Frank Carlson.
21—Victoria, Frank Marquis,
Shamrock, VV. J. Murphy.
Golden Zone and Majestic, P. Kelly.
The Place to Buy
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.
• Horsesholng and Tool-
A. GARVEY, Propr.
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Isa pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way
to Poplar.
Cockle A Papworth
Your Mail Orders
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 KAISER HOUSE 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 Kaiser House
First Street, Poplar.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
JACKSON RADCLIPPE, Prop. Poplar, B. C, July 8, 1904.
Up ,
Ufc *
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
i *
return to Poplar
Chas. Hanson will
Work has commenced on the C. P.
R. depot.
S. H. Riblet and wife passed through
Poplar this week.
Trout Lake is becoming a popular
place lor weddings.
An excursion from Nelson at a cheap
rale would flood the camp with a large
It is reported that St. Paul capital
will put up two stamp mills near
Salvation has come to Ferguson, and
(he gamblers are living on mush and
green onions.
R. F, Green heard all about roads
and trails as he passed through the
gold belt this week.
The shaft of the Mother Lode is
down 25 feet. Considerable gray copper is mixed wilh the galena.
Few prospects in B. C. have had a
better surface phowing than the Mother
Lode. It is about a mile from the
All the Poplar millionaires stop at
the Strathcona when in Nelson.    That
hotel has a big safe  for keeping dia-
■•■'•    m ' i    1 •    ■ <
Rumor has it that there will be a
double wedding in Poplar shortly. The
Nugget sympathizes with the young
Dave Day left last week fot Nelson,
where he is now dealing out liquid
surprise parties lo the customers of the
Grand Central hotel.
Mohbs is, doing a tine business in his
hotel at Gerrard. He keeps his beer
on ice, although nobody from Poplar
can locate his ice house:
J. O. Piper has closed his store in
Trout Lake, and the building is now
occupied by the Topic plant wilh a notion store in the front p.m.
The Nelson Dominion Day celebration was principally baby show. The
other attractions were slow in comparison to the kid exhibition.
A poker chip was found on the street
in  Poplar this week,     The  lead  has |
not been found yet, although experts
think it may crop out at Kaslo.
H. and Mrs. Mcintosh came in from
Rossland Monday and have gone up to
Rapid  creek,   where  Mr! Mcintosh is f
interested with Nesbitt and Munro.
Jos. C. Winter arrived from New
Denver Monday and will prospect in
Poplar district the balanee of the season
in company with Ken Morrison and
Chas Peterson.
The C. P. R. has added two more
rails to the length of the blind siding
at Poplar. Five cars can now be accommodated ia the siding, An exceptionally progressive company is the
Canadian Pacific J        >
Billy Pool nearly climbed the golden
stairs last week. While suffering from
cramps, probably caused by drinking
Nelson water, he took an overdose of
laudanum, and medical aid was necessary to keep him on terra tirma. He
has fully recovered.
All the witnesses on the Lucky Jack
case returned Monday. Some of them
have not a very high opinion of the
legal ability of E. N. Bodwell, K. C,
while others would like to get in a 24-
foot ring with W. A. Macdonald, K.
C. The lawyers appear to have had
slightly the best of every argument
with the witnesses.
A letter has been received at this
office from Wm. Kellem, who is now
at Goldfield, Nevada. Since leaving
here Mr. Kellem has visited all the
mining camps of the west, and finally
fixed on Goldfield as the most likely
place to get hurry-up wealth. He says
ore is being mined there that goes $10
to the pound in gold, and that it takes
just 15 minutes to dig out a 150 pound
sack of the stuff, or $100 per minute.
That would be $2,400 an hour, and
$19,200 a day of .eight hours. This is
slightly betler than the Bertha K, but'
not up to the richest ore or the Lucky
Jack and Swede groups. Come again,
Billy; there "are four leads on the Swede
that will average better than your
dinky $io-a-pound low-grade stuff. In
Poplar we wouldn't locate dollar a
pound ore*. Some of the early prospectors did, but people have become
wiser since then. It's easier to jump
the other fellow's claim, and then there
is not so much danger of getting lost
with a blazed line to follow.
The best running races ever seen on
the Spokane Interstate Fair track are
expected at the racing session this fall,
which covers a period of six days, October 3rd to Qlh, inclusive.
Twelve thousand dollars will he divided as purses during the meet and
from present indications a greater number of horses will be entered this year
than ever before in the history of the
Interstate Fair Association. Most of
the 500 running horses now in Seattle
at the Midsummer Race meet are ex-
pected to follow the North Pacific Circuit to Spokane, and the liberal purses
[hung up by the Fair management has
already called in a number of entries
for the early closing stake races.
For the Interstate Fair Stake Race,
purse $1,200, there are 23 entries, a
record-breaker for any Spokane track.
For the Bolster Stake Race, purse $700,
there are 16 entries.
All other events so far listed show a
remarkable increase, and not only
good races are assured, but from the
quality of the entries fast time may be
Can't you wait a year before marrying my daughter? I can, but my
my creditors can't.—Life.
Is your son's collegiate education of
any practical value ? Oh, oes. It's
cured his mother of bragging about
We are getting in shape to All
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 bat first-class
goods. Give U9 a call. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
Poplar Drug Store
We have opened a Drug
Store  on' Second  Street
Drugs  and Medicines
Respecting Coal and Petroleum Lands in
South'Ejst Kootenay.
NOTICE is hereby given that licenced,to
prospect for coal and petroleum upon
and under lands situated within Block 4.MI,
South-Ea t Kootenay, will be issued forthwith
to all persons who have made proper application in pursuance of the provisions of the
"Coal Mines Act" and amendments.
The fee for each licence will be ■ 100, and all
applicants who have not deposited accepted
bank cheques to cover that amount are hereby required to do so without further notice.
Licences will be issued in the following
form, viz.:—
"Mining   Licknck ikscks* unpkk  thk Coal
Minks Act ani> Amkkpmkktk.
"In consideration of one hundred dollars
now paid under the said Acts, and subject to
the provisions thereof. I, W. 8 Gore, Deputy
Commissioner, acting for the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. licence
to enter, prospect, search and
work for coal and petroleum (but no other
metal or mineral) upon, in and under all that
Fiiece 01 parcel of mineral land situate in and
orming part of Block 4,ft>3, East Kootenay
District, and described as follows :—
and not exceeding  in  the
whole six hundred and forty statute acres.
"Owing to the number of applicants for
licences to prospect for coal and petroleum,
and the peculiar circumstances surrounding
the application for and issuance of these
licences, and the well known fact that the
issuance has been unavoidably suspended for
so many months, the Government of British
Columbia finds it impossiMe to determine the
equitable rights of the numerous applicants.
Therefore, for the purpose of enabling all |>er-
sons to go before the proper tribunal for the
determination of their respective rights and
priorities, this license is issued and accepted
subject to such prior rights of the other persons as may exist by law, and the date of this
license is not to be taken or held as in any
sense determining such priority, and further
it shall not be taken or held to waive enquiry
by the Courts into the iproper performance of
all conditions precedent as between adverse
claimants; and further, on the understanding
that.the government shall not be held responsible for' or in connection with, any conflict
which may arise with other claimants of the
same uround, and that under no circumstances will licence fees be refunded.
"And the holder hereby waives any claim or
demand against the government, and expressly agrees not to take any steps or proceedings, or present any petition, to enforce
any alleged claim or demand agaiust the Government of the Province of British Columbia
arising out of the issuance of this license or
of any other matter or thing appertaining
"The land being under reserve from preemption and sale this license does not include
any right other than the right.to prospect for
c«al and petroleum
"The duration of this license is for oue year
from the ', 1W) .
"Deputy Commissioneo of Lands & Works.
" Lands and Works Department,
" Victoria,B.C.t... , 100 .»•
,  Chief Commissioner of Lands & W orks
Lands to Works Department,
.  .   Victoria, B. C„ otli June, 1904,
McKinnon &
Miners* Prospectors
and Hotel Men should
see our stock before
placing: their orders.
It is new and on the
top peak of excellence
g Transfer   Stables. f{
Wood! f#r Sale.
e     Having purchased the *
o dray ing business of Geo. °*
t Chataway, I am prepared
to attend  to all orders.
Supplies delivered to any •
part of the district at J
reasonable rates. Pros-I
pectors outfits moved and •
Saddle Horses furnished. •
Furniture and
Bargains  in  all   kinds   of
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
etc.   Wall Paper.  Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
i British Plate Mirror 46x96
inches, new, Letter Presses,
Barber Chairs, Bath Tubs
and other specialties.
Mail Orders  Receive Prompt Attention


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