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rOL. I.    NO. 11.
Poplar, B. C. February 12,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
jo. W. Vogel, a Seattle broker,
in Friday in company with J. L.
Itnev, the Rossland mining broker.
pie here Mr. Vogel purchased the
;r and   Thelma  claims  from John
Oscar Nelson, Win. Sch'mock and
Pattinson. The Joker and Thelma
[between the Swede group and
lie Rnn.   Only  prospect  work has
done on the claims, but  the sur-
indications are  good.    The pur-
t price has not been made public,
lough a substantial cash  payment
made. Work is to be commenced
tin thirty days.
John T. Cole,   Harry   Mcintosh and
;rs have  sold   the   Michigan, Lake
>re, Lucky Jack Fraction and River-
claims to a Seattle company repre-
ited  by  Palmer and  Pulver.     The
Kerrigan lies in a  southerly  direction
jm the Swede group, and  the Lake
fore,    Lucky    Jack     Fraction    and
.erside   north   of the  Lucky Jack,
company formed  to  take over the
>perties  is   called   the   Lucky Jack
ining Company and  will  commence
>rk at once.   	
L. Whitney  of Rossland  was  in
•ii the  past week  looking over the
;np and   inspecting   the  work now
ing done on the Home run  of which
operty he is the  own;?t.    The tunnel
in 45 feet and it is  expected the lead
ill be encountered   within   thirty feel.
,o   small  leads  have already   been
icountered in the  tunnel, and having
trend nearly at   right  angles  to  the
ain   lead.    The tunnel   will  give a
Eriicul depth of between six and seven
indred feet on the lead.
Wm. West  and   Peter  T. Keillor of
[anbrook arrived   in   town Friday to
prk oil the Cranbrook,   East   Koote-
and Porcupine claims, situate near
Swede   group.     They   will  com-
Ince work  as soon  as   material can
taken up to the propert).
|'J he Tunnel on the Buffalo group is
between  twenty-five and thirty feet,
Id in another couple ot weeks the
Ige   will   have   been   crosscut   at a
jpth of about  fifty  feet.    Two shiils
le now working in the tunnel.
|Orange Hamilton has sold ail his in-
(rest in the Lucky Jack to B. Crilly
r $6,ooo. Orange was the dis-
iverer of the rich ore on the Lucky
kck and one of its locators.
W. Holloway has a deal on for the
ile of the Shamrock claim below the
econd Crossing, on the west side ot
ie Lardo river.    Particulars  later on.
Naval  Engagement   Near  Port
A dispatch in Wednesdays Nelson
Daily News gives an account of an
engagement between Japanese and
Russian warships, in which the little
brown men got decidedly the best of it.
The engagement resulted very much
as did Dewey's victory at Manila, although not so decisive. Three of the
Russian warships were damaged, and
no injury was done to the Japanese.
Anoter dispatch slates that two Russian cruisers were also captured .by the
An Alluring Venture.
The Spyglass Mining and Development Co., Ltd., has been formed for
the purpose of developing a group of
claims in the Poplar mining section.
The capital is $500,000 divided into $1
The properly of the company consists of three claims, and it is regarded
by many as one of the banner properties of a district which is opulent with
rich claims. The ledge on the property is well-defined and strong, carrying ore that contains gold, silver, copper and lead. The average value of
the ore is phenomenally high.
The stockholders of The company
held a meeting Monday last in the
office of the Calumet and B. C. company, Nelson, andjelected the following
hoard of directors: Byron White, R.
G. McLeod, J. A. Magee, Dr. R. G.
Hawkey and Dr. George S. Armstrong
Shortly afterwards the board of directors met and elected the following
officers: Bruce White, president; Dr.
R. J. Hawkey, vice-president; R. G.
McLeoJ, secretary-treasurer; J. A. Magee, managing director. The promoters, Messrs. McLeod and White,
have been most liberal with the company, and have only retained a small
proportion of the shares—small when
it is considered how much promoters
are in the habit of taking. They retain
100,000 shares out of the 500,0110, leaving 400,000 shares in the treasury. Of
this 50,000 are to be underwritten to
pay for the property.
The directors and officers of the
company are well known business, professional and mining men, and this is a
guarantee that its affairs will be carefully, economically, energetically and
profitably conducted.—Nelson News.
Watch repairing, O. Strathern, Kaslo
Thos. Trenery of Sandon was a
visitor in town the past week.
E. C. Lawrence, watchmaker, etc.,
of Seattle was in town this week.
E. M. Morgan returned from a business visit to Nelson Wednesday.
John Kennedy and T. S. Martyn of
Trout Lake were visitors in town this
Mrs Ulvin and daughter of the
Second Crossing were visitors in town
T. E. Nelson of Cranbrook was
visiting his brothers John and Oscar
the past week.
O. Stratheam, Kaslo, sells stationery,   wall   paper,   magazines,   phono-
on Wednesday, owing to an obstruction of 1 x/% inches of ice. The Victoria
could probably have made her way
through the ice, but it was thought
by so doing injury might be done to
her hull—a very beautiful specimen of
the ship-builder's art. The ice was
broken with skiffs and the Trout lake
greyhound arrived safely in port yesterday. Next .tc§ Pratt's Ark the Victoria is the swiftest and most graceful
thing that ever breasted the waves.
Theo. Dufresne and C. W, Hartman
Hurned Sunday from Meadow creek
here they had been working on the
oval group of claims.
A good field of corn is one thing a
farmer doesn't care to have crowed
The de td march is not necessarily
the one that the musicians have murdered.
When the last trump sounds some
woman will ask Gabriel to wait a
A walk may improve your appetite,
but a tramp will eat you out of house
and home.
The oil of insincerity is more to be
dreaded than the vinegar of vituperation.
graph supplies, etc.
D. Day of Poplar was called to Ross
land Friday last by a telegram notifying
him of the death of his brother.
■E. Harropcame in from Nelson on
Monday and is preparing his lumber
yard, and getting ready to build.
Chas. Hanson and wife arrived from
Sandon on Monday. Mr. Hanson has
purchased a half interest in the lnn.^
D. J. Robertson & Co. of Nelson
have received the contract to supply all
the furnishings for the new hospital at
The Gazette contains notice of in-
corporation of the Poplar Power and
Light company with a capital of $15,-
000 in dollar shares.
Hawthorne Bros., well and favorably known in Ymir and Nelson, have
bought a lot in Gold Hill, and will
erect a building immediately and open
a general store.
Jos Winter, who has been behind
the bar of the Grand since.the hotel
was opened, left for New Denver on
Monday last. Joe's many friends in
Poplar hope to see him back again in
the spring.
David Wilson, B. A., inspector of
schools fcr the Kootenay and Boundary, was in town this week in response
to a requisition sent to the minister of
education to have a public school established here. Unfortunately there are
not a sufficient number of children of
school age in town to establish a
school here at present.
If the C. P. R. does not furnish very
very good rolling stock on its branch
lines it appears to put its best men in
charge. The locomotive on the Lardo
branchis a sort of junk shop on wheels,
there is not a snow plow on the line,
yet the engineer makes the [station on
lime every day.
The palatial'and commodious steamship, the Victoria, owned and operated
by the Canadian Pacific Railway com-
/J*pany, and making Regular trips be-
- *- tween Trout Lake City and Gerrard in
calm weather, failed to reach that important commercial  center—Gerrard—
The Slocan Star is shipping a car of
ore a day. '
The ore shipments of the Boundary
for January was 75,250 tons.
Four feet of $20 ore have been encountered in the Spitzee mine, Rossland.
Six feet of $10 ore has been found
in the tunnel of the Foghorn mine near
A zinc separator plant is expected to
be .in operation in Kaslo the coming
The Reco Mining Company in the
Slocan has a surplus in the treasury of
$8,476.47 from last year's operations.
The outlook  for Wild  Horse creek
and Perry creek next summer is bright,
and all' placer mining companies are
planning much work.
The placer mines of Southeast Kootenay yielded over $25,000 in 1902, and
through increased facilities they are
expected to double this product in 1904.
A fine sample of ore from the Blue
Bird is being sent to the St. Louis exhibition. It weighs upwards of 500
pounds and will assay 150 ounces silver and 80 per cent lead.
What will be the largest gold-mining
dredge in Canada, and perhaps on the
Pacific coast, is being constructed at
Lillooet for the Iowa-Lillooet Gold
Mining Co. at a cost of $86,500.
The organization of the Kamloops
Coal company, to develop the prospects in the neighborhood of Kamloops,
has been completed ond work of development will be proceeded with at
The Explanation.
"But," said the inquiring Mussulman, "why did nof Mohammed compel
the mountain to come to him?"
"My friend," said his spiritual adviser, "that's what shows what a remarkably considerate man our prophet
was. He did at first intend to "make
the mountain come, and indeed requested it to do so; hut finding that it
did not heed his request, what did he
do? Did he lose his temper and
vituperate the mountain, as, let us say,
Dr. Dowie would have done ? Ah, no !
He thought the matter over and concluded to save the mountain the trouble.
A wonderful man, Mohammed."
Sweet are the uses of adversity, bitter the uses of prosperity.
The rising generaton  owes  much to
the inventor of the alarm clock. Poplar, B. C, Feb.  12, 1904
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B.  C.
and is aent to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial adve;tising 19*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 Thk
NudaBT. Poplar, B. C
R. T. L0WE9Y, Pkoi-kiktok.
George G. [Day, a pioneer prospector
and one of the best liked men in the
Kootenayp., died at Kossland on
Thursday last from the effects oi
hemmhorage of the stomach. Soon
after the Great Northern Mines, Ltd.,
acquired its holdings in Poplar dis
tries, "Shorty," as he was familiarly
called by his friends, was appointed
by W. B. Pool to prospect the Lucky
Jack and Swede groups and locate,
the ledges. As a tinder of ledges he
had but tew equals.
In the course of his wandering* in
search of the precious metals he had
traversed many rough places and en
dured   many    hardships.     In  the
deserts of the American states he bad
suffered from lack ot water and Intense heat, and he had experienced
the rigors of snow and trost in the
mountains ot Oregon, Montana, Idaho
and British Columbia.   Often it had
been his practice to spread his wet
blankets in the snow, and td roam
through  the  mountains  where   he
would not have a dry stitch for weeks
at a lime.   All this told on his otherwise strong constitution.   Then, too,
he was a convivial, good-hearted fellow, and there was huittly a man in
the  Kootenays   who  could   huld   a
gathering of prospectors or  miners
together with inimitable and ckarac
teristic stories as he could.   The fund
ot   yarns whic i  he  carried  in his
head if written, as only he could tell
them, would make a fortune for the
author.   The hardships endured in
the mountains broke down an otherwise  strong constitution, and while
working for the Great Northern com
pany he used to complain occasionally about the steepness of tbe moun
tains and say that his  * ind did not
.holdout as it used to.   Finally he
had a  severe   attack at Poplar of
stomach and lung troubles and took
to his bed. . In a few days the hope-
mi fellow was up Ugain,  but he still
had a grievance against the steepness of gold mountain and said that
he had always bellows to mend it he
went np against a 1,000 foot raise,
and then he would tell how years
ago he crossed the Sophie mountain
divide by way of the Dcwdney trail,
without knowing that he had such
things as 'lungs,  liver and lights,
and ouch fixings" inside of him. That
was he beginning ot the end.   The
trouble grew and about two weeks
ago he left Poplar tor the purpose of
going to Rossland to attend a lawsuit
and seek medical advice. <
Shorty Day came to the Kootenays
in 1894 from Oregon, and ever since
that time had followed prospecting.
He located the Porto Rico property
in the Ymir district, which he sold
for about $35,000 to a Britisn corporation. Some of the money from the
Porto Rico sale he invested in Ross-
land realty and considerable of this
now forms a portion ot his estate.
He had a number of locations in the
Similkameen which he had held for
several years. He was 47 years of
age. The funeral took place in
Rossland Saturday.
George G. Day is dead and it can
be said of him that he wronged no
man or woman while living, that he
was always willing to share his last
dollar with a friend, and that the
world is better for his having lived
in it, which is as much as can be said
of any man.—Nelson News.
At a banquet after the overwhelming  defeat  of   Shamrock  III,   Sir
Thomas Lipton  said: "You Americans are hard to beat.   You remind
me of the Scotchman who came up
to London and was set, upon bv two
highwaymen, whom he so unmerci
fully mauled that by the time they
had overcome him they were about
ready to go to the hospital themselves.
And they only found tuppence in his
pocket,  whereat one of them said:
It's lucky,  Bill,  he didn't 'avc sixpence. If 'e 'ad;'e'd a|killed both of us."
A well-known churchman of Memphis—the late Dr. Patterson—used to
take great pleasure in relating several
good ones on himself One of his
favorites concerned a generous hearted tut rather wild young friend in
whom the revernd gentleman took a
special interest. The climax was
reached one day when the doctor
was walking along the street and
suddenly came upon the young man
as he staggered out of the cafe.
'George, George, drunk again"
sighed the scandalized priest. The
answer was quite as unexpected as
it was unsteady. "Thash all ri^ht,
d/ctor; so'm I."
The teacher of a public school asked
his pupils one day if any of them could
tell him who Joan of Arc was. The
question was followed by profound
silence. Some of the pupils stared at
the teacher, and some turned and
stared at one another, as if seeking information in the faces around them.
Finally a hoy burst out and said: "Oh,
yes, I know; she was Noah's wife."
Abraham Benedict of the New York
bar tells this story of a young man
who entered a street car with a Jo*?
and attracted the attention o\ an Irishman, who enquired what kind of a
doj,r it was. The younj* man replied:
"It's a cross between an ape and an
Irishman." Then we are both related
to it," responded the Irishman.
It is all right to kill time, for tj
will eventually kill you.
Most of the things you think
know your neighbors know you
Poplar Transfer Co,
Freight moved to any part of the
city or tlio hills. A heavy team of
horses and a string of husky mules
always at the service ot the public,
Lots cleared in any part of the town.
Geokge   Chat aw ay,
Fresh and  Salt Meats, Fish and Fowl
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation for 50 quiet guests. The nerve-
bracers in the bar are free-inillins:, 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.
Mining Supplies
Boots and Shoes
A fine line in
Men's Suits
Shirts and
Gents' Furnishings
Also Blankets, Ladies and
Children's Hose just arrived.
Come and inspect stock before buying.    Agent for
Hamilton Powder Co.
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
•    •    •    •
Job Printing
Thi< Nugget has one of the best-equipped
Job   Printing establishments   in  British
Columbia.    We carry a better quality
and larger stock of stationery than
any   other  weekly   paper  in   the
the    province.     Not   one   hut
dozens of samples to choose
from.  Mail orders promptly
filled   and  prices   right.
Poplar, B. £., Feb.  12, 1904.
Is the oldest hotel in Poplar,
|nd adjoins the C.P.R depot.
'he  wet grocery  department
mtains pare goods, any brand
>f which will produce optimistic
miner who seems to have had an
Istic conscience tells the following
ry as an incident in his lite to the
ixican Herald:
It whs many years ago.   A series
reverses in fortune had compelled
to accept pick and shovel work
daily pay,  which was irksome
fer    having   at   three    different
(riods of my life, through fortunate
I vestments, secured sums ot money
eh of which, had it been judiciously
indled, would  have been a moder.
fortune to a man of inexpensive
I was working in a mine in the
k'Stern p«rt ol the United States,
lereisno need 10 mention the lo
ility. The mine was rich in pockets,
>me of them yielding enoru.ousre
irns.   With the foreman of the mine
exchanged  but few   words,   and
mietimes they  were not spoken in
|he most gentle tone.   I simply tv»ok
ty place among the other workers
In the shift and received my instruc
ions for the day's work.
One day I was timbering and doinj:
(he work single handed. In putting
n a set I accidentally chipped off a
mall piece of ore, which fell on the
lour of the drift and just at the spot
rhere the light of my candle was
ing. At a glance I sjtwlliat the
h*e was rich in gold. I picked it up,
\nd from its weight and the gold
risible. I knew it was part of a very
|icb pocket.   I replaced the metal in
»e place from which it had In 11 en.
Down near the floor ot tha drift I
it a small mark in one of the tiin
;rs opposite the spot from which the
fich metal had fallen, and then went
m with my work as usual.
That night I had a struggle with
ry conscience, knowing too well
[hat the bullion in the pocket did not
ilongtome. Against this I made
[he pUa that my instructions
is a miner were simply to do my
lay's work, and that i was never
isked to inform my superiors as to
mything connected with the working ot the mine; in addition to this,
the miners who had preceded me in
forking  the  drift had missed the
Thus I settled the question so far
is reporting the matter was concerned. The drift was timbered past
the pocket and I cuuld not make
mown its location without incriminating myself.
Months went by.   I still worked
for my day's pay, but the pockets
were decreasing in number and fall
ing off in richness. Hence it was
decided to abandon the mine as no
longer profitable When 1 heard
this news for the first time, I confess
that I gave an involuntary start.
In a short time the engine, boilers,
hoisting gear, with the buildings,
which were in the best condition,
were disposed of, and the place soon
put on a look of desolation, which is
always associated with a deserted
mining property. The pipes of the
pump had been drawn, but as I knew
the mine had been free from water
for several months, the absence of
the pumps did not cause me any ap
prehension, but the pump ladder was
left intact,
My plans were quickly made. I
took an axe to cut away the timbers,
a small pick to empty the pocket,
and a couple of stout grain sacks
About 9 o'clock I left my cabin and
made a long detour, so as to reach
the scene of the mine without meeting any ot the workmen. I had
rolled the axe and pick in the sacks
and carefully stowed my stock of
candles iti my coat pocket.
I reached the scene ot the mine
without interruption and was soon on
my way down to the lowest level,
and was quickly at the spot where
the pocket was hidden behind the
When I found the mark I soon cut
away the timbers, and then began
carefully to empty the pocket with
my pick. It took severe 1 hours, but
the time passed unheeded, for I was
dazed at the richness ot the ore which
fell at my feet. When the last bright
speck disappeared from the wall I
went down on my haunches on the
floor an I soon had b >th sacks filled
with the treasure. I shouldered the
two sacks, but to save weight in
climbing the ladder I left my axe
and pick in the drift.
It was a hard struggle to climb 400
feet up on a pump ladder with 300
pounds of ore on my back. I left the
camp without naming my de timr
tion to a soul, and then took the most
rapid route, to a distant eitv where
there was a large smelting and refining plant. 1 had often sold bullion to the company when I was
managing mines, hence no questions
were nsked, and within a week from
the time I had deposited my metal
I called at the office and received a
cheque for $40 030. Since then I
have often been puzzled as to the
justice of my course in emptying
that rich pocket, but I cannot say
that I have at any time seriously re-
gi etted the work.
In 1885 an Englishman :»nd his wife
were being driven about Ireland by
a rather melancholy jarvey, who
could see no silrer lining to the cloud
overshadowing his country and his
own particular trade. "Never mind,
Pat." said the Englishman, "you'll
have a grand time when they give
you homo iule" "Bedad, yer nan-
ner, and we will—for a week.''
"Why for a week?" "Drtvin' all
the gintry to the boat," answered Pat.
mediately above his own Professor
Veitch lectured on logic. One day
the peroration of the professor of logic
was greeted with snch rapturous applause that it brought down some
pieces ot ceiling in the room below.
As the bits of plaster dropped about
his room, Professor Jebb quietly remarked, "Gentlemen, our premises
will not support the conclusions of the
the professor of logic.
Notary   and  Commissioner
Starkey & Co., 2SST
Fruit Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
• Nelson, B.C.
Stan thinks home is the dearest
spot on earth—for woman. If he
has to stay in it himself for three days
running he resembles a bear with a
sore paw.     	
Tea and cats have caused many
smiles at the expense of old maids;
yet they are no more disagreeable
and not nearly so expensive as
whiskey and horses.
A person may have a good ear for
music and still have a bad voice for it.
The Hotel Inn
The only hotel in town that is
plastered. The rooms are
large and well furnished. The
menu is the best in the whole
Lardeau district. The bar is
supplied with the choicest
brands of liquors and cigars.
A.»    J\.    xiGyl«iHClj   Land Surveyor, Kaslo.
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The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
The Poplar
Barber Shop
o Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
A good story   is told of Profesi
Jebb of Oxford.   In the classroom im-
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.
to this office. It will not hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
I The
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a   pleasant   halting place
for pilgrims on their way to      ^
Cockle & Papworth. i
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.
Notice in hereby given that (10 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands ana V\ orks for permission to
Eurohase the following lands, situate in
ootenav district on Lardo river, about
three-quarters of a mile east of Lake creek:
Commencing at a post planted about three
quarters of a mile east of Lake oreek and
about eighty chains from the Lardo river,
marked " John J. Maloue'flNorth- West Corner
Post," thence east 80 chains, thence south 40
chai'-s, thence west 80 chains, thence north
40 chains to the point of commencement.
Dated December mh, 1008.
JOHN J. MALONF. Poplar, B. C, Feb. 12, 1904
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson.
Sandon wants a bank, Trail a dry
goods store, Nelson a jail and New
Denver a coffin. Each can well support the want they need and all are
likely to be gratified before long.—Sandon Standard. 	
The Viotoria Times is responsible
for the statement that the Ross government in Ontario has three of a majority, "all good Liberals," but it has
failed to go on record as to the remainder of Mr. Ross* followers, neither
does it stale whether or not the Hon.
Slratton is among the "good."
A subscriber asked me a few days
ago if I didn't consider The Nugget
inconsistent, as editorially it condemned
and in another column approved of
what was condemned editorially. The
editorial columns alone express the
opinions of the publisher, while occasional contributions o( the kind appearing under the heading " This and
That," are, like other correspondence,
the opinions of the writer, and have
nothing to do with the policy of the
paper. Items under this heading are
used to fill up when news is scarce or
editorial inspiration is slow.
A friend of mine who publishes a
neat little magazine in New Denver is
after the corsets—not in the "chasing"
sense—but criticising those useful adjuncts to a neat figure. I do not profess to be a judge in these matters, but
prefer the appearance of the female
whose contour slopes gradually from
the shoulders to the waist to that of the
ont whose general appearance could
be fairly well represented by a stump.
However, my friend could not have
based his criticisms on local conditions,
for there is no place in Canada where
the "infant" industry is in so flourishing a condition as in New Denver, so
the conclusions on corsets must have
been arrived at from reading some of
the New Thought effusions In a
paper on "Public School Libraries,"
read at a meeting of the Provincial
Teachers' Institute, David Wilson, B.
A., inspector of public schools for
Koolenay, used a quotation which
clearly and tersly defines the mental
condition of many of the New Thought
advocates. This'is the quotation: "The
person who has learned how  to read,
and not ichat to read, is placed in  a
position  of great danger.M   .
Were a  newspaper  man  to enter a
store and  take  some  small  article or
ask to be given a quantity of merchandise without offering payment therefor,
he would be immediately catalogued
either as a  rogue or a  lunatic.    Yet
every newspaper man has  to submit to
this sort of thing every week.    People
think   nothing   of demanding   advertising space in a paper  for some business announcement,  or appropriating
a copy of a paper,  and  they would be
highly insulted were the  printer to ask
for pay.    Space in a paper is the means
of living for the printer and  has a certain value per line.    It  may be but a
small demand that is  made  upon  the
printer's  generosity  by an   individual
but they soon aggregate into a large
sum from  the many.    Printers,  however, are a special species of the human
animal.     They   are supposed  to live
where other people would starve, thrive
where others  would  languish, and to
be the butt  for all  the abuse,  ill-will
and contempt of a community.    Merchants must  rightly  be  paid their accounts, but  the  printer—oh, he's only
a printer and there's no sin in imposing
on   or   defrauding   him.    Support   to
him  is   but  charity anyway.—Slocan
—: w
It is just possible that the postmaster
general  has never  heard  of Physical
Culture as it is at  present  named.    It
is not a new science, if it has a new
name.    It has been  practised for centuries   for   the   training  of pugilists,
bulldogs and  fighting   cocks.    Every
athlete is a practical exponent of the
principles   of physical    culture.     Bui
professional athletes and pugilists are
short-lived.    Their average life is between 30 and  40 years.    The live boy
and young man passes through a course
of physical culture at  the  proper  time
and afterwards enters  upon  the  more
serious phases of life.    The  lad who is
too la2y to take part  in  athletic sports
is liable in after life  to form  all sorts
of "dizzy" theories in  regard to them.
So if the  matter  were  placed  in  its
proper light before Sir  Mulock  to  the
effect that  a  few dreamers  believe in
rounders, baseball,   lacrosse,  football,
breathing, etc., physical Culture might
again be allowed  passage through the
mails.    It  is  nothing  new or incendiary.    It is  practiced  by  the youth of
the   land,   even   if   the   back-number
faddists   do   consider it   a   new    and
wonderful discovery.
Produced   1,276,000  Tons.
A bulletin issued by the Bureau of
Provincial Information for British Columbia, reviewing the industrial conditions of the past year gives the output
of the metaliferous mines of the province at 1,276,000 tons, and the coal
mined 1,680,000 tons. The total value
of the output was $19,200,000, which
was nearly two million dollars increase
over the previous year, notwithstanding the strikes which paralized the industry in the early part of last year.
With the exception of the salmon
pack, which was greatly below the
average, all other industries show huge
increases. The cut of timber during
the year was 15 per cent greater. The
dairying output one-third greater.
Fruit marketed showed 35 per cent increase. Halibut and other fisheries 40
percent. The value of the total productions of the province was about
thirty millions. The value of the exports was twenty-one millions, five millions increase over the previous year.
The man who cannot be beaten is he
who holds his head up when he has
been beaten.
Better swallow your good jests than
lose your good friend.
The Place to Buy
The hotel u furnished and titted up in the
moat modern style. Best of accommodation
far m in inn men and tourist*. Only A I hrand*
of liquor* and cigars kept tn stock.
Casey & Murphy,  Props.
D. J. Robertson & Co,
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors,!
Sells many kinds of goods!
including groceries, pro-]
visions, hardware, tin.
ware, etc. Canned goods
of rare quality always in
stock. Postoffice in the
building and mail sent to|
any part of the universe.
Poplar Townsite
See Future Ads.
McKinnon &
In their store at Ferguson
have the goods. Drop them
a line when you want anything
for your house.
Dominion Hotel j
poplar I
Has ample accommodation for a
large number of people. The tabic
is supplied with the best in the market. The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly & Nelson.


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