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VOL. I.   NO. 14.
Poplar, B. C. March 4,1904.
$2.00 A Year,
Watch repairing, O. Strathern, Kaslo
Oscar Nelson went up to Trout Lake
Wednesday.   .
Phil Billings is down with an attack
of the "grip."
James and Paul Taylor came in.from
Sandon Monday.
J.J. Cameron made a business trip
id Nelson this week.
Ex-Mayor Archer and R. McQueen
of Kaslo were in town this week
Rev. Geo. Findlay of Ainsworth held
services in Poplar Sunday last.
Ten years ago last Thursday, February 25, Kaslo had its great fire.
The C. P. R. are putting in a new
bridge at the First Crossing of the
I .ardo.
"Parson" Smith was the first contractor 10 institute a weekly pay day
in Poplar.
J. W. Pool, brother of W. B. Pool,
will move his family from Oregon to
ihe Lardeau.
Work on the Harrop building was
tied up this week on account of shortage of lumber.
O. Strathearn, Kaslo, sells stationery, wall paper, magazines, phonograph supplies, etc.
The stock of the Spyglass is being
taken up rapidly by investors at the
coast and in the interior.
Monte Morgan returned Monday,
after spending a month visiting the
principal cities of the interior.
W. McGirr, representing the Kurtz
Cigar Co. of Vancouver, was calling
on his Poplar customers this week.
J. G. Devlin, the Gunner, has gone
east in the interest of The Great Northern mines, as also has Duke McKinnon
Turk D. Brown and Bob Dewar
start next week on a trapping expedition. They will be gone a month or
six weeks.
James Kerr, recently in Poplar, has
gone to Los Angeles. Jim says he
has taken the gold cure eleven times
and needs a rest,
Wm, Schmock left Friday last for
Kvarts, South Dakota, where he had
been called on account of the serious
illness of Mrs. Schmock.
E. Baillie, who has been in Rossland
for the past week, returned Wednesday. He says there is much more
snow in Rossland than here.
S. A. Jackson, representing Moore &
Mowat, merchant tailors, Brockville,
Ont., was in town this week taking
orders Irom his numerous customers-
D. E. Wilson, of Ellensburgh,Wash.,
a brother-in-law of E. M. Morgan, arrived in town Monday and will become
a resident cf Poplar.
R. A. Scott, traveler for Smith & Co.
of Montreal, has rented the east half of
the Harrop building, and will open a
confectionery and tailoring establishment April 1 st.
Phil O'Connor starts this week on a
trip east, combining business wilh
pleasure. He will visit Winnipeg, Toronto. Montreal, New York, Chicago
and St. Paul before returning.
Fred Kaiser left Wednesday for
Eholt and will not be back until about
the 20th inst. When he returns the
dining room of the Kaiser house will
be opened and the kitchen will be in
charge of the best cook in the country.
Henry White, of Spokane, who has
been working the Buffalo group under
bond for the past two months, left for
Spokane Monday, where he will remain
until the middle of May. Work on
the group has been discontinued for
the present, owing to the difficulty on
account of the deep snow in doing
satisfactory development work.
F. C. Gamble, provincial chief engineer, and J. O. Moore, road foreman, arrived in town Friday to make
arrangements for building a bridge
across the Lardo. The bridge will be
located at Second street, and will be
commenced as soon as the necessary
timber am be prepared. It was decided not to put in a swing bridge, as
it is seldom the lake boats run farther
up than Poplar.
Four cars of ore are now ready for
shipment at the Handy group. Sinking has been discontinued until th
machinery for hoisting and pumping
has been installed. The tunnel
on which they are now working is in
25 feet and is following a lead running
nearly at right angles to the ore body
on which the shaft is being sunk. Col.
Braden, manager of the company, is
expected at the mine this week.
E. Jacobs, the well-known mining
writer, has been selected as the new
new secretary of the Provincial Mining
Association. The association has made
an excellent choice, as Mr. Jacobs is
the best posted man on the resources
and development of the mining industry in the province, is a clever
writer and a thorough business man.
Mr. Jacobs will perform the duties of
the office conscientiously and well.
Last week Ring, Frank Lovatl's
dog, died. Ring was seventeen years
old, started life in the Cceur d'Alenes,
had seen much of the grave and the
gay of this world, had followed his
master into all the new mining camps
of the west, and could give as clear an
opinion on the theory of formation as
the average mining expert. He knew
all about birds, cleavage, silvertips,
fissure veins, cougars, stringers, bob
cats, faults, porcupines, shear zones,
chuck steaks, company promoters and
mulligans. He had seen strikes and
explosions in the Cceur d'Alenes, wildcats in Rossland, tin-horn politicians
in the Boundary, the graft in Nelson,
the green and scarlet in Kaslo, and the
gold and snow in the Lardeau. The
snow got him. Ring was a sober, industrious animal that didn't mix with
the herd, and attended strictly to his
own affairs. He wasn't a good looker, |
but he was business and all dog.
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Camborne's payroll is $8,000 per
At the Rathmullen, Summit camp, a
force of three is working.
The American Zinc and Chemical
company has announced its purpose to
erect a large plant in Denver, Colo.
About a thousand tons of ore monthly
are said to be shipped from the Jumbo
in Rossland to the Granby smelter.
The Granby converter, which has
been running single shift for a while,
was started on double shift last week.
The copper matte from the B. C.
Copper company's smelter at Greenwood is now sent to the Tacoma
smelter for refining.
A shipment of five cars daily is now
being made from the Oro Denoro to
the Granby smelter, under the contract
recently entered into with that reduction works.
The Tonto dam, which is being completed at Salt river, Arizona, rises from
his resignation four days previous to
the accident which resulted in the
death of fifteen miners through the
breaking of the cable lifting the cage.
The resignation was not accepted but
the manager was given indefinite leave
of absence.
The arsenic plant to be operated in
connection w;*h the Washoe smelter
will secure the flue dust from which the
arsenic is to be extracted from the long
flue chambers recently completed there,
and which were especially designed to
this end. If this plant is successful
it will be the only one in the United
States working thus at this time.
A great strike of copper ore has been
made in the Original mine, owned by
Senator Clark, and located in Butte.
On the 1,000-foot level it is reported
that the drift entered a body of copper
glance that has held to a width of nine
to twelve feet, and the . stuff assays as
high as 60 per cent copper. It is pronounced one of the finest strikes made
in the famous district.
Suit has been commenced  to foreclose the bonds issued on the Republic
p.ctcu *i cnui r.vcr, nr»*»««,  r.scs ..urn   ^jj^     properlV|      Republic,     Wash.
the bed of the stream  250 feet, is 188  The   bondg   were  Xssued January  l6>
1901, and were for $200,000. In the
complaint filed the plaintiffs ask that
payment be made of the deferred coupons, damages be accorded, and in default, sale be made of the machinery,
ditches and seven mining claims of
the company. This is taken to indicate a final end of the once famous
feet thick at  the base and   16 at the
top and is 800 feet long.
The   Pittsburg smelting   company,
& JwbkU has just completed a novel reduction plant near Butte, is purchasing
pyritic ores near that  section to use as
flux with the company's copper ores.
It is stated that W. L. Hogg of
Montreal has arranged to shortly begin
operations on the Arlington-Bums
group, near Greenwood, and that arrangements are in progress for reopening the Bruce claim, near Midway.
The rush to Goldfields, 25 miles
south from Tonopah, Nev., continues
unabated. A large number of people
are hastening in from Tonopah, and it
appears that another boom is on for a
district where development is but a few
feet below the surface.
At the Senator, Summit camp, which
was bonded and is being worked
by the Granby smelter, shipments are being made from the old
Rathmullen spur at the rate of about
one car daily. The ore body opened
up is proving to be larger than anticipated.
Swiftwater Bill, of Alaska, the spectacular character during the Klondike
rage, is quietly working on the Tanana
now, where he has new locations, having been divested of the theatrical
wives he hooked to in palmy days, and
also deprived of the superabundance of
The American Smelting and Refining company is advanatng the price of
lead, and now holds it at 4^. Three
advances have been made by the company in the period of six months, but
the management says that the policy is
merely to keep the price down according to.the demand.
Manager Thomas Cornish of Strat-
ton's Independence mine, had tendered
Disaster's Benefit.
Man is driven by necessity. In mining, safety appliances and devices are
adopted after a fatalty or great loss.
Since the falling of the cage at Strat-
ton's Independence, killing 15 men,
there has been a broad discussion
by mine operators as to what should
be done to prevent this, and no doubt
a score or more mines will be equipped
with devices to p.event a cage falling
should it be hoisted to the sheaves with
such force thnt the cable is broken.
Thus even a catastrophe has its value,
for the horror of seeing human life destroyed impels survivors to measures
that will prevent their recurrence.
The dollar you have to pay  back is
twice as big as the one you borrow.
Don't consider everything impossible
that you are unable to perform.
Hot weather is  no more dangerous
to fat people than to lean.
Successful prize fighters get their pay
by the pound.
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Silent men seldom contradict  themselves.
Many a girl shatters her ideal when
she marries him.
The powers are said to be working
for peace.   Piece of what?
A good memory oftimes is an inconvenient proposition. Poplar, B. C, March 4, 1904.
[.♦ published evary Friday at Poplar,  B. C.
and is sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial adve;tising is I1.5Q 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
Improvement notices,;$7 J Delinquent
owner notices, *10. Address all letters to Thk
Numjkt. Poplar, B. C.
It. T. LOWERY, Pkoi-kiktok.
FRIDAY,  MARCH 4, 1904.
Poplar should have three thousand
people in it before Djminion Day.
The women in Japan are naughty.
They attend balls without wearing
Trout Lake has feathers in its hat
since the bank roll came down the
hill from Ferguson.
The judge who sentenced Mrs.
May brick died insane. This fate
should be a warning.
Farm laborers an very scarce in
Ontario. A rise in wages is a sure
remedy for the trouble.
Whiskey makes some men go to
bed worth a million, and get up in
the morning a million in debt.
All eyes are on Poplar and it bids
tiir to be a hive of industry before
theC. P. H. gets its depot under way
The war around Port Arthur make
no difference in the   price  ot  this
journal.   It is sent to any part of the
world tor $2.00.
P. Burns & Co. of Toronto are still
in business, although not a year has
passed for the last forty years in
which their entire stock was not consumed by tire.
Most of the popular patent medicines contain from 14 to 44 per cent
alcohol. This way of beating the
saloon out of legitimate business
should be turned down by the power
behind the bar.
Times are real good in Kootenay
but the inhabitants continue to
grumble. Any mm can make a tor
tune in this country if he has the
ability to keep his money. Thousands
of people are broke in the west be
cause they did not punch a hole in
thtir money and tie a string to it.
ing hell into the ozone vigorously any
parson ought to be able to keep an
audience away from the  grasp  of|
morDheus    There is not enough ot  book and  gave   ..« ».«-■»«
n,c,plUl1 ■  bng stare ot scorn.   Then he replied:
My friend, said Mr. Spencer, paus-
where does this railroad go to?!
lunatic  looked   up from his
his interrogator a
hell in" the sermons nowadays, and
the people slumber while the devil
creeps into their homes and sours the
An Indiscreet Editor.
An Iowa editor, who is probably
about to "sell out." says:
The editor sees fraud and hypocrisy practised by all classes of people.
He sees-men smirk and smile and
fawn on a fellow man, who would
run a knife into him and turn it
should the opportunity be presented.
He sees men who claim to be on the
sanctified road to heaven lie about
their moneys and credits and cheat
lone widows and orphans ot their
scanty earnings. He sees men who
hold their heads high in the com
inanity as public spirited citizens,
and prowl about to get some mean
advantage of a fellow citizen He
sees men lose a month's wages gambling when their families at home
are suffering for the bare necessities
of life. He sees men who take sacred
oaths as officials, and disregard and
trample beneath their feet every pro
fession and obligation implied or con
tained therein. All these things the
editor sees in his daily rounds and
more, too, and remains in discreet
silence until the ■ undeserving of
fender who profits by his grace is
guilty of some flagrant misdeed th?it
brings the focus of public scrutiny
upon his acts and upon his life. The
editor c in see through a millstone ns
far as anvbodv else, and before vou
indulge in wholesale denunciation U
him, first seareh your own record
and your lite and see if you be quali
ped to "cast the first stone "
It doesn't go an y where.   We keep
it here to run trains on. —Boston Post.
Mining Supplies
Boots and Shoes
When he learned the old fashioned ;
system of musical notation he was!
taught that   "do"  was  always the j
When   he grew older and found
out more of the world, he found that i
"dough" was the keynote in most!
situations. —Baltimore American.
She—Did you like the last sym
phony, Mr. Blank?
He, who had just returned from
the buffet—Yes: but th. re wasn't
enough soda in it.—Illustrated Bits.
Isn't it hard to lose your daughter?
No, not this one; I could have married her off a year ago. It is her
older sister that's hard to lose.
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.
Hear about Jones beating his wife
last night?
Oh, ro! Did he ?
Yep. That woman never could
play euchre.   Fort Worth Record.
E. L.
D> thev have snow in Ontario all
the year round, and do you think this
winter's exceptional snowfall there
will melt awav in the summer?
It smietimes does a man good to
get into deep water He has to try
to swim or drown.
The Hotel Inn
The only hotel in town that i*
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
hrand> of liquors and cigars.
Fresh  and  Salt Meats, Fish and Fowl
There are ten billion feet of white
pine still standing on the crown
lands of Ontario. The government
should keep it standing if it is desirable to keep the old province free
from terrible storms and severe
weather in the winter season. The
decrease of forests change the climate, rendering it hotter in the
summer and colder in the winter.
A Toronto preacher said the other
Sunday that the church must wake
up. If matters have got to that pass
in Toronto all sedativeness should be
removed from the sermons. By
keeping the windows open and throw-
The Pacific Coast Miner says that
it has several times called attention
to the fact that the mere tailure to
do assessment work on a claim is not
equivalent to an abandonment. There
is a paragraph now going the rounds
of the press which declares that a
failure to do assessment work consti
mtes abandonment. That this is er- Is convenient to the depot and hasaccom-
roneous is clear from the provisions
of the Congressional mining law,
which allows a locator to resume
work on his claim without making a
a new location, at any time previous
to its being located or jumped by an
other locator. If failure to do assess
ment labor operated as an abandon,
ment, the locator who resumed work
after hisdefault would be compelled
to make a relocation This is cer-
tainly not the law. There is a clear
difference in law between an abandonment and a forfeiture, which it is
important to note, because each is
governed by a rule of its own, Intention is always necessary to con.
stitute abandonment, but not so in
forfeiture. _
Herbert Spencer and a friend were
walking towards an asylum they
proposed to visit. Their way led
them across a railroad and seated
near the track jhey saw a young
man reading. This young man was
an inmate of the institution, but they
did not know it at the time.
modation 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. THE NUGGET.
Poplar,  B. C, March 4, 1904.
Is the oldest hotel in Poplar,
and adjoins the C. P. R. depot.
The wet grocery department
contains pure goods, any brand
of which will produce optimistic
In the past five years there have
speech, the free thought,  the man-
It is estimated that the production
ot electrical apparatus last year
amounted to $158 050,000, as compared with $1351,950.000 in 1892.
The Treadwell mine in Alaska has
paid $5,275,000 in dividends.   The
surface rock only ran about $3 per
ton, but much richer ore is now be
ing obtatned.
A new fuel is being made in California which is conij)osed of twigs
and leaves of the eucalyptus tree
mixed with crude petroleum. It i>
said to burn freely and give good
Government engineers estimate
that through the expenditure of
$503,000 in debris impounding dams,
$300,000,000 in gold can be mined in
the foothills of California without in
jury to agricultural interests.
The wonderful Palmila mine ».l
Pedro Alvarado atParral has yielded
values to the owner during the l.»s:
three years of $500,000 gold. This
vield is remarkable as it is known
the mine has never been worked to
its fullest extent.
In 1852 four partners, one of whom
wan Rober Hodson, now a prosperous
merchant at Aquawka, III., were tin-
owners of a gravel mine tit Jake's
Point, Idaho, that a vended 550 apiece
per day. It was there that Air. Hod
son laid the foundation ot his affluence
The Ashanti Gold Fields cor|»ora
tion on the west coast of Africa has
one twenty live stamp mill at Any-
hem, one 40-stamp mill at Sansu, and
one 5 stamp mlllatObenmassi, which
is the latest concession the company
has obtained. They also ha\eseveral
dredges on the Orh'n river.
It is often a very difficult mr.tterto
differentiate between fissure veins
and veins of other classes. A vein
may occur between two dissimilar
formations The Comstock Lode of
Virginia City, Nevada, occurs be
tween different lurds of volcanic
rock, yet is a true fissure villi.
The well known combustion supporting properties of oxygen are
turned to advantage in a new German process for perforating thick
iron plates. The part in question is
heated to incandescence by an oxy-
hydrogen blowpipe, and then subjected to the full action of a jet ot
pure oxygen. A hole ot determined
size is bored within four minutes
through a 12-iuch iron plate.
He is nature's nobleman; for he
produces that which moves the wheels
ot commerce; that drives the farmer's plow, that pays the artisan's
wage, that gives balm to*the weary,
reoreation to the tired, and that feeds
the hungry.
It is he who produces the money of
the nation—that which provides
the means to hew down the forests;
to build up the cities; to dig canals;
to construct the railroads; to put all
wheels in motion, and set the world
at h rob!
The precious metals which he gives
to us are the life-blood ot energy and
activity. They are that by which
all other things are actuated and enlivened, and for which mankind
strives most eagerly.
And why. not?
'Tis through the possession and protection of them that proceed all other
things—pleasure, power, preferment,
happiness and health, too, when
properly enjoyed, and the opportunity for benefaction, both private
and public— Piek and Drill.
been promoted in Great Britain com- hood, the virility ot the open-handed,
panies having a tjtal capitalisation'open-hearted miner?
of $4,397,000.UX). In the same period
there were promoted in the United
States whose aggregate capital was
$17,307,777,000; but thie total represents only companies having a capital of $500,000 or over. In both instances the figures include the year
1903, in which there was a large
falling off In the volume of promotion.
The practical establishment ot the
tact that the Northwest territories
contain extensive areas of land as
well adapted for the cultivation^ of
wheat as those of the Red River valley in Minnesota and Manitoba, is
also developing a mining industry in
those territories. The country is
rapidly filling up with settlers, many
of them from the United States, and
a demand for fuel has arisen in consequence iimber is very scarce,
but Alberta and Assiniboia possess
considerable resources in coal and
lignite suitable for local uses.
A unique pearl cluster from Shark's
Bay, We6t Australia, will be ex
hibited at the World's Fair by C. A.
Burt. This valuable natural specimen consists of about 150 pearls in a
solid cluster, and measures several
inchesand isabout half an inch thick.
A cluster known a a the Southern
Cross, found some years ago .at the
Laceped islands, changed hands a
short time ago, the consideration being $50,000. Experts in estimating
the value ot the cluster to be 6een at
the World's Fair, taking the South
en, Cross as a criterion, place it tit
from $75,000 to $1.00,000.
The first discovery of gold in Call-
lornia by Americans, it is now
claimed, w.<s in 1829 near Mono
Lake. This, as will appear, was 20
years before Marshall's rediscovery
at Coloina. The discoverers were
hunters and trappers, commanded by
Jedediah S. Smith. Crossing at the
head of Truckee river, they travereed
the Sacramento and San Joaquin
valleys and headed homeward in
1829. They recrossed the mountains
at Walker's pass and skirted the base
of the Sierras until Mono lake was
reached; fiom thence they turned
eastward to Salt Lake. This was
the party finding gold at Mono lake.
Bancroft mentions the fact in his his
tory of the Pacific coast.
Notary   and   Commissioner
Starkey & Co., _SS£r
Fruit Kkj?s, Bacon and other Provisions.
• Nklhon, B. C.
Egypt is becoming more and more
the rendezvous of wealth ami fashion at this season ot the year and
during   t ie   season   proper—which
practically closes at the end of
March—considerable sums of money
are spent locally in the entertainment
of the pleasure seekers, who are
everywhere in evidence between
Cairo and Khartoum.
A fishy old fisher named Fischer,
Fished fish from the edge of a fissure;
A cod, with a grin,
Pulled the fisherman in—
Now they're fishing the fissure for
The hotel is furnished and tit ted up iu the
mobt modern style. Best of accommoda ion
for mining men and tourists. Only A 1 brands
of liquors and cigars kept n stock.
Casey &  Murphy,  Props.
He's Nature's Nobleman.
Oh, for the free life of the mountains! Big. broad, brawny men,
who live, who fill their lungs with
the odor of the pines and the winds
that come across the ocean to battle
with the moantains.-Leaves of Grass.
Why do wc like the mountains
and the miners? Why do we like to
stride a sturdy equine and ride up a
mountain side through the resinous,
sweet-smelling piney woods to the
rough cabin ot a miner; to hear his
cheery welcome; to eat with appe
tite born ot mountain climbing, his
beans and bacon; to go with him into his dim prospect tunnel, to slash
rhmmrh the water,  and share with
him "u eBthusiasm o,er a fine show- JACKSON RADCLIPFE, Prop.
infj of rock, glittering in the flicker
The Poplar
Barber Shop
Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
turk ;d. brown, prop.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
of a tallow candle?
Why I say, do we like the free  v«yor, Kusio.
A. R. Heyland,
Land  Sur-
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
B.  TOMKINS,  hanaqer.
ft     __. :.:
Kaslo Hotel
IKaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Cockle & Papworth.
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.
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. SBHW
Poplar, B. C, March 4, 1904-
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
Judging from the recent Dominion
by-elections, it looks as if there might
be found somewheie on the Liberal
walls an inscription, which, being interpreted, would read "Numbered," etc.
A person who lately came Irom the
north country says that in two polling
subdivisions, where there were 16 and
and 20 votes respectively, Ex-Governor
Ross polled upwards of two hundred
votes.    Very popular man, Mr. Ross!
An Easterner has refused a seat in
the Canadian Senate. In view of the
closeness of the Dominion general
elections his astuteness is commendable. It shows that the gentleman is
far-seeing and cautious in matters
financial. There are yet wise men in
the East. 	
Is it really necessary that the chief
license inspector for this district should
be located at Nelson ? Is it more
economical to bring H. Bullock-Webster all the way from Nelson to Poplar
or Trout Lake or Ferguson, than to
have an officer within the district perform the duties ? Ainsworth division,
as now constitu'ed, is a new license
district. Would it not have been belter to have started the new district in a
new way, so that the inspector and
commissioners would have been within
hailing distance of each other ? There
is no doubt that Chief Constable Bullock-Webster will perform the duties of
the office conscientiously and to the
best of his ability, but it seems unnecessary to pay freight on him from
Nelson when any of the local officers
could do the work. With an economical government in power the people
expect economy.    This is not economy.
The Provincial   Mining Association
has met and resolved and elected officers.    If it cannot  be said  of the association  that it has done any great
good to the mining industry,  it may
safely be said that its deliberations have
resulted  in   very   little harm     Those
annual gatherings of lawyers, doctors,
merchants   and  farmers,  with  a few
mining men sprinkled  in,   for  the  interchange of opinions on all  sorts of
subjects,    especially   "smokers"   and
"banquets," are really very benetical to
the community as a whole, if they are
not of importance  to  the  mining  in
dustry. And then it is a very good
idea to pass resolutions, even if there is
very little chance of their being taken
notice of those in authority. The
opinions of the " People of England,"
as expressed by the "Tooley street
tailors," may not have been of as great
importance to the English speak-
speaking race as the signing of the
Great Charter, still the tailors had the
satisfaction of giving vent to their
feelings, and showed their good intentions in allowing the whole nation
to speak through them.
If I were member for Kaslo riding 1
would, at the first opportunity, ask the
chief commissioner of lands and works
the following questions:
i. For ail correspondence passing
between the government and the Canadian Pacific Railway company in
reference to the Lardo-Gerrard wagon
road ?
2. If, previous to the building of the
Lardo-Gerrard railway, there was a
wagon road between these points?
3. If so, what has become of it ?
4. If the G P. R. have the aforesaid wagon road in their possession ?
5. If not, what have they done
with it?
6. If, like the fractional subsidy to
the C. & W. Ry., it has returned to the
chief commissioner's office for  repairs ?
7. When it is the intention of the
government to have the road resume
business at the old stand ?
Michael Davitt, the Irish orator, who
is now in the United   States,   has last
no time since landing in  attacking the
American policy towards  Russia.    He
has a sincere regard  for the Russ, because it is a part  of the  Muscovite religion   to   hate  the devil  and  all his
works,  including Great   Britain.    He
says that Germany and  France are far
more likely to side with  Russia  than
with Britain and Japan, and  adds that
the  three great  military  nations can
conquer the world in spite of anything
the United States or Great Britain may
do to oppose them.    In  the event of
Japan winning in  the present war he
predicts a great Mongolian  confederation with China and Japan at  its head,
which would overrun  the  world and
destroy our civilization.     Mr.   Davitt
would appear to have no desire left to
be gratified except to see Great Britain
defeated and humbled and  reduced to
the  position  of  a   thi d-rater   among
nations.    Let us imagine for a moment
such a calamity to overwhelm us.    Let
us conjure up the picture  of England
sitting at the feet  of Russia  in  sack-
McKinnon &
In their store at Ferguson
have the goods. Drop them
a line when you want anything
for your house.
cloth and ashes and Mr. Davitt a subject of the czar. How long would he
be suffered to give expression to his
views against the government before
he found himself on the way to Siberia
or an inmate of the dreaded fortress of
St. Peter and St. Paul ? An article such
as Mr. Davitt has contributed to the
New York World in deprecation of
England, if directed against the Russian government would consign him to
the deepest dungeon in the empire and
board at the expense of the government for the rest of his days. It is
only in a free country like Great
Britain that gentlemen like Mr. Davitt
can express their views without fear of
punishment for high treason. An
answer to all that Mr. Davitt and his
friends may say about British oppression is found in the fact that so far from
his being arrested for his treasonable
language while in the United Slates
he is still eligible for election to the
British parliament and may sit and
talk and vole therein side by side wilh
the most loyal member of that great
debating club.—Victoria Colonist.
Poplar Transfer Co.
Freight moved to any part of the
city or the hills. A heavy team of
horses and a string of husky mules
always at the service of the public.
Lots cleared in any part of the tewn.
The Place to Buy
George   Chataway.
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.
Sells many kinds of goods
including groceries, provisions, 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.
Dominion Hotel
Has ample accommodation for a
largelnumber of people. The table
is supplied with the best in the market. The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly & Nelson.
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