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 THE NUGGET.
>L. I.   NO. 12.
Poplar, B. C. February 19,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
f00000000000000**0000%
SWS OF THE MINES. 5
1000****000****000000%
Ward, foreman of the Handy
§, was in town Sunday last. Three
|f ore, averaging  $40  to the ton,
the dump ready for shipment.
|nen are at work sinking on the
A small boiler and pump have
[purchased and will be in operants month. The Handy group is
led  on   Lynch  creek, about eight
from Poplar. The railroad runs
|lgh the properly.
fed-rock was  reached   this week in
Ihaft of the placer  claim   south of
[own.    It   was rumored that coarse
had been found in   paying quanti-
»t bed-rock, but the owners of the
In say nothing.    However, they are
ling a Hume, so  it  may  be  taken
rranted that thev are satisfied.
Foundations for the electric machin-   00000000000000000000000000
I   LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.   §
G. McLeod is in Seattle selling
J-k in the Spyglass Mining Com-
ly. Seattle people have a kindly
■rest ill the prosperity of Poplar
fpertics, and are investing largely in
district.
'he tunnel on the Lucky Jack is in
feet and an upraise is being made
jhe surface, a distance of about two
(hdred feet. At the Swede group the
mel is heing run on the ore body.
'he Spyglass is a popular investment
tli   fhose   who   buy   mining   stork,
pch of it has been   placed   in   Nelson
other B. C. towns.
iThe Great   Northern   Mines,   Ltd.,
|1I increase its milling capacity to too
imps this summer.
MINING FLOAT.
[Twenty-four properties  have shipped
from the Slocan this year.
The fourth clean-up of the Eva mill,
imborne, took place last week, and
Jve values amounting to $8,000.
|Aciive development work has been
sinned on the Blue Jay, near Phoe-
t, one of the best known claims in
tvlark camp.
[in 18S9 an Australian stockman,
Jngaroo hunting, picked up an opal,
(nee then Australia has exported
1,200,000 worth of ofals.
JThe Payne has contraclel to ship its
Ik concentrates to Belgium for the
}ar. There will be 2,500 tons or
fore, and the output will be handled
bulk.
The Tombstone, Arizona,  mines  are
(limated to have yielded over $30,000,-
>o in gold and silver up to 1882. This
Las taken out  between   the  croppings
[nd water level.
After ordering the  payment  of a 4
|er cent,   dividend   at   the recent  To-
>nto  meeting,   the   directors   of   the
ariboo mine in  Camp   McKinney de-
ided not to do any   more  work on the
property for an indefinite period, owing
(o the values of the ore running so low.
this makes something over  $500,000
[hat this mine has paid In dividends.
ery at the Mother Lode smelter are
nearly completed, and the general
work of improvement and preparing
for the arrival and installation of the
two stands of copper converters is progressing rapidly.
Ore is being hauled from the Butcher
Boy at Carmi, one of the best claims
on the West Fork of Kettle river. The
ore goes 50 miles by team to Midway,
whence it is taken by rail to the smelter. The Butcher Boy is owned by
Jas. C. Dale and the ore is high grade.
W. Newton one of the owners of the
McKinley claim in Franklin camp, on
the North Fork of Kettle river, says
development work will be resumed this
spring. The McKinley has an enormous surface showing and the values
in copper and gold are about $50 per
ton across a ledge that has been stripped fpr 25 feet.
The Lead and zinc News is responsible for the statement that a zinc
smeller is to be erected in British Columbia, having the support of local and
American capital. It is also expected
Belgian money will be interested in
the scheme, their method of treatment
being more successful than the American way.
Some of the richest men in the world
are mining kings, many of whom have
grown powerful through the proper
application of originally a moderate
capital, and it is proven that while millions of dollars have been lost in railroads, farm mortgages and eastern
industrials and building associations,
the American mining industry steadily
advances, making ensrmous profits for
its supporters, building great states and
cities, and points with pride to the
American possession of 253 mines that
have paid in dividends over $625,000,000
A Trapper's Grievance.
Editor Nugget : Funston Bros. &
Co. of St. Louis, Mo., appear to take
advantage of trappers in British Columbia. When the trapper expresses
furs to them, relying upon their honor,
Funston fails to pay the market price.
This kind of business can't last. The
brokers in fur will find their Waterloo.
It seems that United Slates fur dealers
take every advantage at the expense of
trappers and hunters who explore the
mountains of B. C. I have had the
opportunity of discovering what it
means to express to Funston Bros,
and receive their valuation.
The market price of marten and
other fur is acknowledged by all authorities. The shipper of furs ought to
know what concern is dealing straight
goods, and Funston Bros. & Co. of St.
Louis are not. They appear to strike
the trail with 100 per cent, or more.
They send in bills for expressage that
are simply outrageous
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Watch repairing, O. Strathern, Kaslo
stby     Oison are building  an  ad-
tion to the Inn.
H. P. Jackson of Rossland arrived in
towm Wednesday.
James Kerr, a capitalist from everywhere, is doing the city.
After a pleasant visit J. W. Pool has
returned to Wilbur, Oregon.
E. Harrop's store building on Front
street will be completed in a couple of
weeks.
R. Hamilton of Nelson, representing
the Hudson's Bay Co., made a business visit to Poplar this week.
The Imperial Bank «t Ferguson will
probably move to Trout Lake and consolidate  with   the branch in that town.
C. H. Williams, a life insurance
agent of Kaslo, is in town writing
promissory notes  payable  after  death.
Dave Day returned from Rossland
Wednesday, where he had gone to attend the funeral of his brother, G. G.
Day.
Harry Graves left on Mondaj to take
the run between Nelson and Rossland.
R. Mouat now carries the punch on
the Lai. do branch.
Dululh people will take considerable
stock in the Spyglass. This property
will be one of the bonanza mines of
Poplar, if all signs do not fail.
This week F. C. Law rence of Seattle
purchased lo<s 21 and 4 in block 2, E.
L. Mast ergon lots 8 and 9 in block 6,
and W. Hanson lot 20 in block 3.
Wm. Schmock, formerly' one of the
proprietors of the Dominion hotel, returned from Lacombe, Alta., Wednesday. He says that all lines of trade
are booming in the Northwest, and
that large numbers of settlers are tak-
up homesteads.
J. Peck MacSwain came into Nelson
on the cushions from Greenwood the
other day and is now holding down a
space in The Tribune office. This
shows how quickly a young man may
rise in the west, and Peck will yet
make a milliom or less out of the
humor that Hows from his upper stope
like juice from a cut watermelon.
Geo. Davis |left Monday to furnish
music for ihe bachelor girls' dance at
New Denver Tuesday night. The Slocan is so dull that it can't even support
one musician, and the young men of
New Denver are so careful that the
ladies of that town had to go down in
their pockets to put up the expenses of
a ball, or there wouldn't have been a
dance there this season. The bachelor
girls of the   Lucerne  should  move  to
K Fraction.    W?m.   Killem  to Charles
Lundberg, # interest in same.
Feb. 13.—Damfino, north of Gold
Hill, adjoining Riverside mineral
claim, J. H. Casey.
A Record Month.
In the month of January 76,000 tons
of coal were mined at the three collieries of the C. N. P. Coal Co. This
is the largest monthly output in the
history of the company, exceeding the
previons record by 3,000 tons. Coal
creek gained 4,000 tons over December,
the largest day's'output at each colliery was, Coal creek, 1,513, Michel
1,489, and Morrissey 889 tons. The
operations at Michel were seriously
hampered by the explosion in No. 3
mine.
The coke production for the month
was 23,000 tons, the previous record
being made in August when 18,000
tons were manufactured. In December last 25,000 tons were shipped out,
but this large shipment was owing to
the congested state of transportation
facilities. Little coke has thus far
been produced at Morrissey, but the
amount this month at that place will
be larger. The Canadian smellers are
unable to handle all the coke produced
and the company is obliged to look for
markets in the United States.
The mines at all the points are now
in first-class condition and everything
is running smoothly. At Coal creek
the rope haulage for the main level, or
deeps as it is commonly known, of No.
2, where the explosion took place, is
installed, and coal is being produced
for the first time since the mine was
wrecked. Nos. 4 and 5 are now producing coal and No. 9 is also getting
hi shape.—Fernie Free Press.
Poplar, where the men don't throw the
John Stevens    ' diamond hitch on their purses.
The Records.
Following are  the  records   made al
O   Strathearn,   Kaslo,   sells  station- I the Poplar office during the past week:
magazines,   phono- j     Feb.   8.—Transfer  Wm.   Killem  to
Geo. Hagerman, % interest  in  Bertha
W. B. Pool will  open   an  office and
make his headquarters in Nelson-
ery,   wall   paper,
graph supplies, etc
Natural Gas at Dawson.
Natural gas has been struck by two
miners who were sinking below an immense slide on Lapine creek for placer
gravel. When they reached a depth of
sixty feet Williams pick broke through
the ground and a stream of gas came
hissing out. Williams lit a ma'ch to
find out whether it was gas or not. He
found out. Flames shot up several
feet, and Williams shot up the shaft as
quickly as possible and escaped, although considerably burned. Mitchell,
his partner, who was. preparing supper,
dressed the burns.
The gas gradually diminished and
the flow almost ceased in three days.
The men intend sinking further with a
view of ascertaining if a larger quantity exists.
Arthur Burrows, of Lincoln's Inn,
London, is over 91 years of age and is
the oldest practising barrister in the
United Kingdom. He attends to business at his chambers in Lincoln's Inn
regularly and is said to be able to do
his work without the aid of glasses.
Actor—Hurry, or we'll miss the
train. Actress—I can't find my diamonds or«ny purse. Oh, well, never
mind.  Yes, but the purse qas $10 in it. 1
Poplar, B. C, Feb. 19. i9°4
THE NUGGET.
THE NUGGET
Is publHhe I every FrMny at Poplar,  B.  C.
,ind is sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
The power of the church in the
government of Canada is plainly dis
played in the action towards the
New York Truthseeker.
Commercial advertising is $1.5:) an inch for       t_  *l_   i,„t   _„«.„„,.   .__
x-      D   At       \i     ,,     ..^n the last seventeen vears over
four insertions.   Reading notices  15 cents a ' ywy*
line each  imertion.    Legal advertising  101 4,000 Churches have   been   bunied ill
cents a line first insertion, and 5 cents a line ^^^™
ciiuh subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, $7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, #10. Address all letters to Thk
NUGGET. Poplar, B.C.
R. T. LOWEflY, Proprietor.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1904.
EDITORIAL NUGGETS.
The B.C. leffislafure has adjourned.
Let us pray.   	
Poplar should take a lesson from
Baltimore and get a fire brigade.
An alderman in Rossland lost his
job brcause he was not a big enough
loafer. 	
Even a barbarian would not exclude Physical Culture from the
mails.
The C P. R. does not appear to
have any boosters on the road for the
Lardeau.        	
Rossland isjfull of petty grafters.
Carnival week,was mince pie to many
of them.
Pluck and people will make Poplar
pert and prosperous during the com-
irg summer.  	
It is not all gold around Poplar.
Many of the properties carry lead
and silver values.
the United States,  and not one in
Poplar. God must have His eye on us.
The exclusion ot the New York
Truthseeker from the Canadian mails
is proof positive that the Dominion
government is under the direction of
the church.
Redmond says that Ireland will
never be happy until it has home
rule. Give it to them, and make
them all policemen. Then happiness should reign supreme over the
formation that is ever green,
fages New Denver has never been
able to roll along to the high places
because the gang behind the wagon
were not strong in pushing qualities.
Harold—I broke the Christinas present my uncle sent me as soon as 1 received il. Jerolcl—Too bad. What
was it ?    A $20 bill.
She—Papa says that when coming
to see me you must no! come in a street
car anv more.
He—Really ! Does he expect me to
walk all this distance ?
She—Of course not. He says all he
asks is that you will come in a carriage
hired by the hour,
If vanity   were   a   deadly   disease,
every undertaker would buy fast horses.
A discovery has been tnafcfofl
northern part of Utah of an imm 1
dep ait of pitch blende, the ijj
which is extracted the precb I
dium. The ledge has been
for 3,OCX; feet and is over lwvd
wide; ^^RPiW   k
Poplar Transfer jjj
Freight moved to any p:m 0ft|
city or the  hills.   A heavy teaii^
horses and a string of husky ,,m|J
always at the service of the yd
Lots cleared in any part of the to*!
George   Chatavyai
Of late Spokane has become so
moral that the ladies will not take off
their glasses in public.
Greenwood is clamoring for pure
water, wnile other camps are crying
aloud for pure whiskey
The Japs won the first pot from
Russia. It is thought that neither of
them are playing table stakes.
Excellent a paper as it is, the Nelson
Daily News does not Day expenses.
It is impossible to,run a million dollar paper in a hundred dollar town.
Nelson aims to be a metropolis, but
the ways of its people arc getting
every day more like the dwellers in
a hamlet.       	
If the postmaster general would
shut out some ot the papers in Koote-
nay he might save an occasional
editor from starvation By closing
the mails to such publications as
Physical Culture and the Truthseeker
he displays a tas.e that is not in
touch with progress and the freedom
of individuals, but has a tendency to
create abroad an impression that Canadians are not mentally strong
enough to choose their leading matter
POPLAR MEAT MARKET
A. 0, OSTBY, PROPRIETOR.
Fresh  and  Salt  Meats, Fish and Fowl
OYSTERS IN SEASON
Come, gentle spring, come! and
bring your little shovel, is about the
way we feel in Poplar this we*k.
A Nelson parson i3 trying to reform
Kaslo. He lectured amid the smelter
smoke this week upon "The Devil
in Politics."    	
Owing to the sins of the people,
Eastern Canada has been visited
by a winter that resembles hell only
in misery.      	
The C P. R. should cut its freight
and passenger rates; judging from
the enormous dividends it is making
oat of the public.
New Denver does not need a coffin.
All that the burg requires is a matrimonial alliance with a payroll, and
an iniiux of citizens whose vision can
see beyond the nickle range. It requires energetic, enterprising and
broad-minded men to build up a
town.   With all its natural advan
THE KAISER HOUSE|
IN POPLAR
Is convenient to the depot and has accoaj
modation for 50 quiet guests. The nerve-
bracers in the bar are free-milling, and an
orchestra provides music while the guests
are at dinner. The landlord has studied
human nature from Brazil to Alaska and
knows the way to make a stranger feel at|
home. FRED KAISER, Proprietor.
The hope of Kootenay tiis year is
centered on Poplar, but we notice
that the general public are doing
little to make business hum.
We will issue war bulletins just as
soon as the C. P. R. taps the wire
at this point, or Marconi makes a
" ireless station in Poplar.
Poplar needs a bank. The citizens
have grown tired depositing their
money in snowbanks, and making
drafts through the cracks in the
wall of their domiciles.
GROCERIES
Mining Supplies
HARDWARE
Boots and Shoes
KEEP YOUR OPTICS ON
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.
E. L MASTERSON
POPLAR
GOLD HILL
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
Job Printing |
The Nugget has one of the best-equipped j
Job   Printing establishments  in British I
Columbia.    We carry a better quality I
and larger stock of stationery than j
any  other  weekly   paper  in   the!
the    province.     Not   one   but !
dozens of samples to choose j
from.  Mail orders promptly !
filled   and   prices   right. J
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■•.-. THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, Feb. 19, 1904.
IPOPLAR
HOTEL
the oldest hotel in Poplar,
idjoins the C. P. R. depot,
wet grocery department
tins pure goods, any brand
hich will produce optimistic
It 8.
ISTRONG   &   ALflSTROn
CAVES IN ARIZONA.
•here in the world does there
in industry more strange than
1st being put in operation in
'in Arizona, where plans are
laid to mako use of the product
ice caves in existence there.
|ge, it seems, too, that in this
)f great heat, where in some
ice is a priceless luxury, man
plot thought betore to use this
supply that nature has  pro-
)t until very recently has an at
>t been made to take away these
[ense quantities of ice which have
found in the caves near Flag-
Now, however, it is intended
line or quarry the ice, and those
ire carrying out the scheme de
it will  prove very profitable
the outset, tor they rxpectto
ire ice enough to supply not only
Isaac of smaller stitions,  towns
lumber camps in the vicinity
the railroads ot Northern Arizona
*
New Mexico, even into  Ctli
lia, fur in the vast region of  what
once the northern part of the
|at American desert, ice factories
re not yet become ommon.
fhe main, or best known ice cave
at the head of Clark's valley,
[cnteen miles southwest of  Flag
Although others may be larger
\y are not so easy to  reach.   A
jon road leads nearly to the cave.
people of the counry think the
re was originally what was termed
ilowout,  that is,  a volcano ven*
|de by water or gas during some
ivulsion  ot  nature in  the  i-ariy
>ry of our planet.
fntil last year the main cave had
ly been entered to a depth of 200
k and even that distance could be
iched only by small people. At
it time E. R. Dulton, a young man
[in New York, succeeded in creep-
and crawling through the nar
' crevice at the 200 toot point, Mid
rer 100 feet further he found the
ivity gradually widening until it
rew into a cavern much larger
fan that near the surface He found
jveral smaller caves leading out ot
le large one, all in almost solid ice
id he believes thai they lead tar
lto the earth.
but the ore was of such wonderful
richness that it took the front rank
as a producer from the start, and has
been a continuous producer ever
since.
During the first months ot its location this mine was actually hawked
about without being able to find a
purchaser.   Atone time it was ottered tor $1,500.   Soon after, when it
began to look a little better, a third
interest  was offered  for the same
price and refused. Shortly afterward
it was again offered at a somewhat
larger figure, and then it. dropped
out of sigbt until the camp was astonished by the report that the mine
had  reached  the  biggest  body of
chlorides ever struck in Leadville.
The mine paid largely from the start,
though W was not until the following
year thaf. it began to show its full
capacity as a  bonanza  of the 1 rst
water.   Very socn after the ore body
was uncovered in January, 1880, more
than $118,000 was taken out within
twenty-four hours at an expense of
less than $30C, and had it not been
for the breaking of the machinery, ]
causing a stoppage of nearly seven
hours, it is  probable that not less
than $150,000 would .have been the
result of a single day's operations.
The receipts for the month of January, 1880, were more than $300,000,
and during the year over one million
dollars in  dividends were  divided
among the stockholders.   During the
first two months the owners took out
enough to repay the purchase price
ot the miue and cover the cost ot all
machinery and  developments.     In
addition, they paid $100,000 in dividends.
mttted to the most violent shocks,
and it is not influenced by fire. Its
handling or transportation is not
dangerous. It is uninfluenced by extreme cold, and while moisture di
minishes its explosive qualities, its
properties may be restored by drying in a stove or in the sun. Experiments have demonstrated that it is a
war explosive of the first-class, but
its composition and method of manufacture are a secret.
JOHN KEEN
Notary  and   Commissioner
POPLAR AND KASLO.
Starkey & Co., .SSST
Wholesale
Fruit Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
' Nklbon, B. C.
There are 14,000,000 people in
Italy who can neither read nor write.
Almost three hundred men were
killed in the anthracite mines of
Pennsylvania in 1903.
The largest gasholder in the world
is said to be that at Greenwich, Eng.,
and it is one of the landmarks ob
served by everyone while sailing up
the Thames. It is built in six sec-
ions and can hold 12,000,000 cubic
feet of gas.
The Hotel Inn
The onlv 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.
HANSON   &   03TBY.
A. R. Heyland, gsfsK
veyor, Kaflo. m
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
JACKSON RADCLIFFE, Prop.
^H THE ^H
STRATHCONA
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar Millionaires.
B.   TOMKINS,   flANAGER.
Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
IN POPLAR HOTEL.
TURK   D. BROWN,   PROP.
The Robert E. Lee.
One ot the most remarkable mines
Leadville, Colo., is the Kobert ft
se. Discovered in 1871), the ore
ly was uncovered late in the year,
Canada an Easy Mark.
The Canadian Grocer, in recording
the completion ot a steam railway
trom Santiago de Cuba to Havana,
and an electric t;ne from Havana to
Marianoo, mentions the fact that the
steam line owes itsexistence to Canadian capital, and the Canadian railway magnate, Sir William Van
Home, and that the new electric
railroad was built mostly with Canadian capital.
Mr. Petty piece, speaking at Stay-
ner, pointed out that the Grand
Trunk last year took part ol its earn"
ings in Ontario to pay taxes on one of
its Michigan branches In the Cuban
case we see men who are financially
created by the subsiiies voted by our
parliament to the Canadirn Pacific
using their prestige and their capital
to build railways iti Cuba, and with-
out the aid ot a dollar of bonus or an
acre ot land from the Cuban government.
The man who buys gold bricks
from the smooth-tongued carpet-bagger is not half as easy as the people
of Canada have been in their dealings with railway corporations.
A New Explosive.
Schneiderite is the name of a new
explosive which has lately been ex
perimented with successfully in
France. It is a powder ot a light
yellow color and oily. Considered
alone it is an inert ubstance, but
under the influence ot a detonating
primer  it  forms  a high explosive.
Without the primer it can be sub-' '$immmm\wmmmM^
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i The Poplar
Barber Shop
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THE NEWMARKET
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
HENRY STEGE
when you get inside the door.
The
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Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting p'^ce
for pilgrims on their way to
Poplar.
Cockle & Papworth.
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Bring You   .
JOB.
PRINTING
to this office. It will not hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
FLOAT
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.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apoly to the Chief Commissioner of Land* ana \\ oiks for permission to
Surohase the .ollowing lands, situate in
kootenay district on Lardo river, about
three-quarters of a roilo east of Lake creek:
Commencing at a post' planted about three
quurturs of a mile eaBt of Lake creek and
about flighty chains from the Lardo river,
marked " John J. Malone's North-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, 1303.
JOHN J. MALONX.
BB.^_ Popcar, B. C, Feb. 19, 1904-
THE NUGGET.
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The
Grand
Hotel
POPLAR
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
Comfortable
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Wholesalers.
Jacobson & Anderson.
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THIS AND THAT.
The wig must go. The lawyer's
wig—that immemorial bulwark of
legal dignity and forensic eloquence
and incisiveness—has been declared
unnecessary by the legislators of British
Columbia, and hereafter members of
the bar will be placedr on a mental
level with jurors, witnesses and criminals. In wig and gown the pettifoger
is a person of some importance to those
whom misfortune bring into court;
without these, he will be classed among
the other mental lightweights. I suppose the next move of our legislative
vandals will be to abolish the editorial
'■• we." Without this little pronoun
what a thoughtless, dreary waste the
editorial columns of the Victoria Mining Record will be.
The meeting of the   Provincial Mining Association in Victoria  next  week
promises to be a very  interesting one.
The   up-country    delegates,    together
with those from Vancouver will  probably make a "rough house."   The Association has been  unfortunate in the
choice of its secretaries—or at leass two
of them.    The first was possessed of a
mania for stenographers, typewriters,
and issuing printed matter by the ton.
This cost  money,   so much,  in  fact,
that   the  executive   finds   itself some
three thousand dollars in the hole.    It
was felt by many, when  the Association was formed, that the proportion of
the membership interested  in  mining
was too small for the  possibility of any
practical benefit to the  industry resulting from its deliberations.    That  this
view was the correct one very few will
now deny.    If the mayor of Victoria
does not read the riot  act and call out
the militia on   their assembling,   the
delegates to the Association  should at
once make arrangements  for payment
of indebtedness of the executive,  disperse  without   electing   officers,   and
allow the abortive attempt at a Provincial Mining Association to drop out
of site with as little  noise  as possible.
Any attempt at suggesting  future legislation   for the  mining  indurtry will
only result in placing, the executive in
a ridiculous position,   for an  organization that is unable  to  handle  its own
affairs in  a business-like   manner,   is
is not in a position to suggest  legisla_
lion beneficial  to  so  important an in
dustry as that   of  mining   in   British
Columbia.	
The Japs did not "play fair" in commencing   the   war with    Russia.    In
other words, the Jap  hit  the  Russian
instead of knocking  the chip off his
shoulder.    That is one of the results of
a highly-civilized, jew-murdering  nation   going  to war with a barbarous
people.    It appears  the Japs failed to
give notice of their intended  naval at-
. tack at Port Arthur—very reprehensible
conduct   on   the   part   of   the    little
brown men.    A few  years ago  Spain
had cause to make a similar complaint.
One morning a hostile  fleet appeared
off the harbor of Manila.    The  fleet
was commanded  by   a  fellow named
Dewy, who didn't even  carry calling
cards  with  him.     The  Spaniards, of
course, expected uhe  usual  courtesies:
that the Americans had called to challenge them  to a   sea duel,   time and
place to be arranged  to  suit the convenience of both  contestants.    Instead
of this Dewy at once commenced firing
on the Spaniards,   unprepared as  they
were for the  fight,  and  before  he got
through they  didn't Wave anything to
fight with.    A couple of years ago the
British, whose warriors still held to the
tactics of  the   great  Marlborough at
Ramillies, Qudenarde and Malplaquet,
in their little  unpleasantness  in South
Africa, had to deal wiih an utterly barbarous people.    These   misguided people actualy fought during praying time,
and prayed when they should have been
fighting.    Most  of their prayers were
said  while in  the saddle.    In consequence of these barbarous customs, the
unpleasantness    wasn't   settled    until
some lime  afte  the  Dublin   Fusileers
and other   British  regiments had been
sent as missionaries among the Boers
to teach   them  the civilized   methods
of surrender.    The Japs are barbarous
enough not to be cowards and civilized
enough to know  how  to  fight  intelligently.   These neccessary qualifications
none of the European nations have.
Contemplated Coal Tunnel.
It is understood that the management of the coal company intend driving a huge tunnel into the coal bed at
Morrissey mines. At present the coal
beds are tapped at a great elevation,
entailing much expense in getting the
coal out. The new tunnel, if driven,
will commence between the tipple and
the company's boarding house—this is
right at the base of the mountains.
This will be a huge contract, and a
great   many  men  will  be   employed.
When completed it will be of great advantage to the coal company in the
saving of hauling power. The principal purpose of the tunnel, however, is
to secure a better quality of coal, and
as it is a foregone conclusion that the
purpose will be accomplished an impetus will be given to the work here in
every way and the production of coke
will be greatly increased.—Dispatch.
Visitor—Has your Utile baby sister
goi any teeth ?
Tommy—Oh, yes; 1 guess she's got
'em, but she ain't hatched 'em out yet.
The Place to Buy
FURNITURE
McKinnon &
Sutherland
In their store at Ferguson
have the goods. Drop them
a line when you want anything
for your house.
McKINNON &
SUTHERLAND
FERGUSON. B. C.
The German city of Frankfurt has
voted $55,000 marks for an autorao
bile addition to its tire department.
Polar birds have been seen in all
parts of South Tyrol, Austria, and it
is assumed that the exceptional
severity ot the Arctic winter feftd
driven them south.
The railway companies of England and Wales employ between
them 312,000 men. The Scotch and
Irish companies employ 40,000 men.
The railways of the world give employment to something like sik million persons.
HOTEL BOSWORTH
GOLD HILL, B. G:
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accutnmoila ion
for mining men ai d tourist*. Only A 1 hramls
of liquors and cigars kept n stock.
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
and
Funeral Directors.
NELSON, B. O.
Casey & Murphy,  Props.
J. J. CAMERON
POPLAR
Sells many kindsofgoods
including groceries, provisions, hardware, tinware, etc. Canned goods
of rare quality always in
stock. Postoffice in the
building and mail sent to
any part of the universe.
Poplar  Townsite
See Future Ads.
THE ijj
Dominion Hotel  }
POPLAR jjj
Has ample accommodation for a  ->$
large number of people.  The table f
is supplied with the best in the market.  The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.       §
Hambly & Nelson.     I

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