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VOL. I.   No.-34.
Poplar, B. C, July 22,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
News of the Mines.
men'   work   on   his    Kokanee   creek
Eleven men are now working on the
Spyglass. The ore being taken oul is
verv rich in native silver.
J. Butler left this week lo do assess-1 creek   properties.     Chism  &   Hendrix
are running a tunnel on the Calumet
and Hecla; Neshitt & Munro are drifting on the Morning, and a number of
other prospectors are doing assessment
between Rapid and Rusty creeks. All
the claims are showing up well with
R. Higginson is doing assessment
work on the GolJen Nugget, near the
Marquis and Gilbert properties.
Jack Chism and   Oscar  Nelson   last
week completed final assessment   work
I). P.  Barsalou   and  J. Delaney are *>n the J C group at  the head  of Lake
Joing sssessment work  on   the Golden *creek»  and  as soon «■* the  survey is
Local Happenings.
Kugle about four miles up Poplar.
Oscar Nelson is working on the
Bonanza, near Ferguson, owned by
himself John Nelson and others.
Parson smith has a 14-foot tunnel on
ihe Denver group, near Bosworth. The
leatl is 30 inches  wide,   assaying  high
in f^old.
A, L. Houston left Wednesday for
Ferguson to start development on the
Mo/iiVan on Gaiii^c, ir,^M.,and t|»eJ)Jo,
3 on Silver Cup mountain.
Development work has been commenced on the Clifford and HimjiHton
claims on Tenderfoot creek, owned by
Dave Booth, R. C. Senkler and John
Eric Strand, Henry Magnusson and
lius Erickson came in from Tenderfoot
yesterday where they had been making
a trail up Ihe creek. Next week development work will be commenced on
the Klondike group.
VV. West, who for the past two
months has had charge of development
work on the Golden Eagle group near
Gold Hill, left Wednesday for Cranbrook, where he has mining interests,
f. J. Ha/en is now superintending the
work. The incline shaft following the
ore body is down   about   forty-five feet.
Very rich silver ore is being taken
tnJtoflhfi Harvard Lake on Meadow
creek. The lead is about iS feel in
width of quartz and carrying consider-
wire silver. Two : surface crosscuts
have been run across the lead* to a
depth of nine or ten feet, and the lead
stripped in four other places. On the
Sugar Loaf, an adjoining claim, a tunnel has been started on a 28-fooi quaitz
'ead. A bunk house and a blacksmith
shop have been built, and development
will be carried on permanently. The
claims are owned by T, Ross and E.
Hart of Poplar.
The tunnel on the Broken Hill,
Rapid creek is in about 35 fcet- As"
says from the ore ou this claim run as
high as $8,Soo. The porphyry, as well
as the quartz, carries very high values
in free gold. Mr. Porter believes he
has a mine in the Broken  Hill.   Work
is  beinr*   piterip.l   nn   »!-..    .Vfhrf   F'iptd
made a crown grant will be applied
for. The group comprises six claims.
Across three of these there is a lead
of concentrating ore assaying from 60
to 83 per cent lead. A lead of zinc has
been stripped for 300 feet which runs
from 60 to 70 per cent, and is about
four feet in width. The ore also car-
carries silver and copper values. Two
tunnels of 100 and 40 feet have been
run on the group, and several open
cuts. There is an easy grade from this
group down Healy creek.
The Lucky Jack troubles are not yet
ended. It will be remembered that one
Tanghe look lodgings for three months
at his majesty's boarding house in
Nelson about a year ago. Although
the board and lodging was free and no
lips were allowed to the waiters, Mr.
Tanghe has entered suit for damages.
Whether or not the damages asked are
against his majesty for not completing
the boarding contract as agreed upon.
or against the judge for not extending
the contract for nine years' and nine
months longer, or against the prospectors of the district for not furnishing
suitable raiment and a steed, or against
the Lucky Ja.k people for not voluntarily relinquishing all their rights in a
legally located and recorded claim to
a claim jumper, it is difficult lo say.^
However, Tanghe wants damages, and
he should get badly damaged.
It appears that the Lucky Jack No.
2 company of Seattle has "quit." The
comply had options on the Mother
Lode and the Silver Glance, but discontinued work this week, the cash
not being forthcoming to meet the requirements of the bonds. Both these
claims were looking well when work
was discontinued. This is especially
so of the Mother Lode, for nowhere in
British Columbia has there been such
a lead of galena ore uncovered-three
feet of solid galena and 12 feet of concentrating ore. This has been proveJ
,o a depth of about thiny-five feet.
,0-foot tunnel has been run on the
,ver Glance. The lead is 6 feet wide
quartz, carrying gold values. Work
the Mother Lode will be continued
„v A. L. Houston, who originally
bonded it from James Sneers, and afterwards gave an option to the Seattle
W. Skinner is working on the Big
Five, Lake creek.
H. P. Renwick of Rossland is surveying  the I X L.
Delightful ice cold drinks at the
W. Glenn and family moved to
Trout Lake Monday.
J. A. Reid of Rossland was a visitor
in town the past week.
Rev. Geo. H. Findlay held services
in Poplar Sunday evening.
Miss Pederson arrived from Fort
Saskatchewan Monday..
B. Crilly of Ferguson visited the
Lucky Jack and Swede groups the past
J. C, Winter and Chas Peterson
went to work at the Spyglass this
Louis Dufresne of Fife, B. C. is
spending a few days with his son Theo.
in Poplar.
E. E. Jones, who has been in the
camp Stm*lifa$n7 TelT lor' Marysville,
East Kootenay, Monday.
R.J. Hamilton, of Nelson, representing the Hudson's Bay Co., was in town
Monday and Tuesday.
The tug Proctor was brought up
from Lardo Thursday and will be used
for towing purposes on Trout lake.
A ve-iy enjoyable dance was given in
the Grand Central hotel last week,
about twenty couples being present.
A. W. Goodenough of Kaslo was in
town the past week, selling bottled
goods and pocketing all the surplus
cash in the district.
E. L. Morand came in from Vernon
Friday last, where he had been for the
past month settling up his business in
the Okanagan district.
W, J. Murphy, formerly of Casey &
Murphy, Goldhill, left for Minneapolis
Monday. Mr. Murphy is interested in
a number of mineral claims in Poplar
district, and will be back here next
A bridge is being built across Poplar
creek on Maquis avenue. This is not
a government bridge. The government no doubt have plans and specifications under way for a bridge across
Poplar creek, but the residents of the
town thought it would be better to
have a poor bridge while they were
living than to wait for a substantial
one after death, so they are building a
temporary affair by public subscription.
Future generations may derive benefit
from a government bridge if those now
living do not. ^/
Tom Shaughnessy has completed
his offices and barn on Railroad avenue,
and is now prepared to do a general
freight, passenger and express business
for spot cash. Stages from Poplar
connect   with   boats  on   Kootenay and
Trout lakes every Monday Wednesday
and Friday, D. V., and barring washouts. An experienced driver and
guard in charge of each stage. Freight
wagons leave every day. The motto of
motto of The O'Shaughnessy line
is "to furnish the poorest possible service at the highest possible price, and
freight handled at 40 per cent, higher
rates than the people can afford to
pay. The O'Shaughnessy will furnish
the carts and do the thinking, you can
do the working and paying. God bless
O'Shaugnessy !" and God help Canada !
Parson Smith is 67 years old today.
In seven days this month he ran a 14-
foot tunnel in solid quartz. Some of
the young "hard-rock" miners in B. C.
might find it difficult to do an equal
amount of work in the time. Not
ago ihe Parson h id a contract to build
a couple of houses in Poplar, He had
two strapping young fellows helping
him. A railroad handcar was used to
move the lumber from the yard to the
buildings being erected. One morning, in putting the car on the track, the
two young fellows experienced some
difficulty in getting a proper hold on
one ol* the trucks. It wouldn't lift for
some reason. The Parson eyed them
for a few seconds, picked up Ihe truck,
walked up ihe embankment and set it
on the track. It didn't require two
men to get the other truck on the
rails. The Parson is six feet and all
man, and The Nugget wishes him 97
more years of life.
Tom Shaughnessy's Passes
The following rules in reference to
passes are posted in Tom Shaughnessy's
Poplar office:
Thou shalt not pass.—Nuiil xx, 18.
None shall ever pass.—Isa. xxxiv, 10
Suffer not a man lo pass.—Judges,
in, 29.
The wicked shall no more pass.—
Nah. 1, 15.
This generation shall not pass.—
Mark, xiii, 30.
Though they roar, they cannot pass.-
Jer. v, 22.
So he paid his fare and went.—
Jonah, 1, 3.
A sceptic is a man who doubts his
own fish stories.
Everything comes to him who waits,
except the money he loaned to a friend.
A woman who probably knows says
it is far more satisfactory to wait for a
husband before marriage than it is
She—I think it's so silly of lovers to
He—Yes; the making up is so expensive.
When either fools or wise men
Buy something nice, they show it;
But when they buy experience,
They don't warn folks to know it. Poplar, B. C, July 22, 1904.
I., published every Friday at Poplar, B.  C.
and is sent to any address for $8.00 a year.
Commercial advertising is ^1.50 an inch for
four insertions. Reading notices 15 cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a line first insertion, and ft cents a liner
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, $1; Delinquent co-
owner notices, $10. Address all letters to The
Ni/ouki. Poplar, B.C.
R. T. LOWEST, Pkoi'Kiktou.
FRIDAY,  JULY 22. 1904.
Up to date no farmer has offered
us a load of turnips in exchange for a
years lunch on this great journal.
The day is not far distant when
the world will recognize the wealth
stored in the hills around Poplar, and
come here with the capital necessary
to get it to market.
noted that tho years 1900 and 1903
are peculiar in that they are the only
years in which there has been a decrease in the net debt since the
Liberals came into power. It is also
a remarkable coincidence that these
years preceded and furnished the
statistics for the general election
year. In other years under Liberal
rule the debt has gone on increasing
as it has sinee Confederation, with a
slight upward jump in 1901, the year
after the general election, and it may
reasonably be expected that in 1904
there will be a very marked increase
to make up for the "election" statis
tics of 1903. In business circles this
method of creating fa surplus would
be called "cooked.*'
This journal has no war corns
pondent at Port Arthur, although it
has a man at the front all the time
watehing the rise and (all of the ad.
and the delinquent subscriber.
The Vernon News has issued a
special illustrated edition descriptive
of the Okanagan and Spallumcheen
districts. It contains a large amount
of information regarding the industries and resources of that portion of
the province. ________
The yellow press continues to kill
a lew thousand Japs nearly every
day. The people demand war news
that is bloody, and the big saffron
dailies are bound to serve the popular
stuff, even if the truth is the only
thing killed.   	
The Daily News says editorially:
"The day following the adoption of
Finance Minister Fielding's amendments to the tariff the machinery for
a brass factory was ordered." It is
sincerely to be hoped that the machinery for polishing the brass was
ordered at the same time, for it must
be admitted that the variety of that
metal used by the Laurier government is sadly in need of the polisher's
The Nelson Economist has commenced its eighth year without having been interviewed b, the sheriff.
Its editor is to be congratulated on
having weathered the political typhoons of Nelson with the "price"
still in his jeans. The editor of the
Economist is one of the lew writers in
the province who can make even the
truth readable. The Nugget sympathizes with him in not being able
to exchange social courtesies with
Sheriff Tuck.
On Monday, the 5th of September,
Poplar will celebrate Labor Day.
Arrangements should at once be commenced tor the enterta inment of those
who will visit us on that day. We
have our park, but it needs a little
clearing to make it ready tor athletic
competitions. We have every fa
cilitv for making the celebration a
success. We have the grounds, we
are tear transportation, the yark is
within suht ot the deror, and the
town and mines surround the depot.
We have accommodation for ptoph*
in any numbers that may come here.
Those who are so inclined can see the
mines, the prospects, and the country
generally over good tr. ifs, built bv
labor and not by capital, fir we have
no cai'ital iri the Camp so far except
that owned by the prospector in his
own right. II there ever was a camp
in which Labor Dav should be celebrated in riqrht good style, it is Pop
lar Creek, for it is an example of
what labor oan d<> when it goes the
right way about it.
A girl never thinks a young man's
heart is in the right place unless she
possesses it.
What a happv world this would be
if people couldn't borrow trouble
without putting up collateral security
Subscribe for The Nugget.
Dominion Hotel
Has ample accommodation for a
large number of people. The table
is supplied with the best in the market. The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly & Nelson.
Fresh and  Salt Meats, Fish and Fowl
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation 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
The nineteenth issue of the ' Statistical Year Book ot Canada" is to
hand.    One  remarkable feature ot
the  publication is the decrease  in
liabilities and increase in assets of
the Dominion in the years in which
general elections are held.   In 1902
the increase in the net debt was over
three millions, while in 1903 the decrease   was over  ten millions.   In
1899 there was also an increase, but
the following year, 19C0, there was
a very marked decrease.   It will be I
Hawthorne Bros
Miners and  Prospectors'
Poplar Townsite
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accuinrnoda ion
f.r mining men and tourists. Only A 1 brood*
of liquors ami cigars kept n stock.
Casey & Mobbs, Props.
Beer and Aerated Waters
Frank A. Tamblyn, Agt, Poplar
See Future Ads.
Chas. Hanson. Proprietor.
|   I'irst-class in every department.    Wines Liquors and Citfar.s the
finest   procurable,    The   Menu   has no equal in the
]j lardeau.    Call and he convinced  that
Poplar, B. C, July 22, 1904.
What We Pay for. We Should
Public opinion is setting in very
strongly in that direction. The idea
of building a transcontinental line
and handing it over to private ownership and control is monstrous. The
Halifax Herald in shaking ol the
Grand Trunk Pacific deal, says:
"The questions are: Whether the
people of Canada shall own what they
pay lor or give it away to the Grand
Trunk; whether the people ot Canada
shall profit by their expenditure and
investment, or hand over all chance
ef profit to a private monopoly;
whether the people ot Canada shall
take and hold control of their own
transportation interests and of their
industrial and commercial destiny,
or place themselves, their interests
and their destiny under the bondage
and control of a foreign and anti
Canadian corporation."
The following is from the Winnipeg Telegram:
"Shall we create a mere corporate
railway instead oi a truly national
railway ? Shall we sapp'y the money
and three quarters ot the credit
necessary tor the building of a great
transcontinental line to be transferred
to and controlled by what is virtually
a United States corporation ?
'This Journal has clearly charac
terized the grant to the Grand Trunk
Pacific as a robbery ot the Canadian
people and it has found no reason to
change its opinion/'
Capital   Loveft    Demonstration.
Demon*i rat it n is invaluable for
any mining district. When success
has been established as an example
to the world, mining men are far
more willing to chai ce their money
in that district. Careful analysis of
investments by large operators will
show this to be a rale save where
the pioneer mine of the district opens
with very rich ore. Here, of course,
profit can not be lost through any
form of mismanagement or failure in
experimentation, and capital will
«»;ize the pioneer mine with avidity.
Application of this general rule is
observed from study ot the Lake Su
perior Copper district. Low grade ot
ores there, dip of conglomerate reefs,
high cost ot milling plants and other
conditions make development of a
lake copper mine very costly, but for
the eminent success of proven properties, no mining man would risk $50U,-
(XX) to $2,000,000 in bringing out a
lake mine. With several great mines
turning out wealth on a phenomenally low margin ot profit, unlimited
capital is ready for a new company
embarking in development.
Any mining company is warranted
in keeping before the world its successes. The spirit prompting such
advertisement is not disregardful ot
mining law, that contiguit) does not
make similar properties, but merely
seeks to keep before the attention ot
investors an example ot what can be
done in that district, and is possible
of repetition.
There are orators who mistake
Perspiration for inspiration.
Notary  and  Commissioner
Baillie, Vara & Co
Mining Investments.
Mining Properties for Salt In all Parts
of British tolvatala.
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
Starkey & Co., SSsrf
Fruit Kffgfl, Baron an<l other Provision*.
A. R. Heyland, p0****1
ve.vor, KrkIo.
Land Sur-
E.   Ferguson   & Co.
Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale dealers in  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars.    Agents for Pabst beer.
The Place to Buy
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Director*.
Exchange Hotel
Keeps a line of Nerve Bracers
that are not surpassed in the
Golden West, and there is
not a Cigar in the house that
needs a windy day to smoke
it. Furnished Rooms always ready for the needy.
Poplar prospectors always
welcome and given the best.
Is one of the oldest hotels in the Slocan. It is
situated on the Plaza in New Denver and is convenient to the theatre and all the impostant business
places of the city. Prospectors are requeste to plunk
their packs and come in and have a shot.when they
hit the Lucerne. Tourists and capitalists will find a
bank in the next building, and a piano in the parlor.
Square meals a specialty,    Beer on tap and ice in the
cellar.   Sample Rooms in Connection. ~~"
a. JACOBSON, Proprietor.
The Nugget
Subscribe for the local
paper and help it and the
camp along.
In The Nugget and show
that you are living and
want to do business.
The News
We are here to publish
all the news. If you are
working on a claim drop
in and tell us all about it
That's what we are here
for.   Give us the news. Poplar, B. C, July 22, 1904.
Do You Know
That cobwebs never hang in a store
that advertises.
That men and lobsters bo.:h turn
reel when they get in hot water.
That a good many towns, need a
(.) <folock curfew tor married men.
That where there's a will there a: e
geHerally^tfDw more lliyejs.
Jhat homely old maids are per-
femy willing: that love should be
That the majority ot people who
wa!|t to be coaxed should be clubbed.
That when 'a man has" colic ybu
snould not expect him to be very
That if you shine in society you
must not expect to shine in anything
That even the selfanide man
doesn't boast of his worth to the assessor!
That the ladies hold the nrrror up
to nature, and then put on the paint.
That the wise office-seeker sticks
to his regular job until  lie gets the
That to err is human and the di
vine part is to keep from being found
That a black eye indicates that
the owner looked for trouble - and
found it.
That most men would rather give
good advice than use it themselves.
That  rheumatism   may   be very
paltUul, but. the person  who has it
can't kick.
.Tbat about, the only ii.dustry not
^^M hard in\$8i is the b .by
hat the man who always shuts |
tie door in summer leaves it open in
jntej. • .
Miat girls can whiten their hands
soaking them is dish water three
lea-a day.
"hat two much straight whiskey
Ivet fails to make a man walk very
Boy number two made his contribution and recited, "He that giveth
to the poor lendeth to the Lord."
Boy number three produced his
coin and, as it fell from his reluctant
fingers, quoted, "A fool and his
money are soon parted." j
A man seldom marries a girl on account ot her family, but he Sometimes
remains a bachelor 00 that account.
Thought travels fast but some peo*
pie's thoughts never travel tar.
Bring You   .
to this office. It will not hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury. .......
Rooms .. " "■
Harrop Block, 1
Poplar, B.   C.
Quiet   and  Comfortable.
Mrs. W. J. Cockle.
jr. H- LOVSE I
Help   of  Ail   Kinds  Furnished
In New Denver
Is one of the cosiest hotels in
the Slocan for a man in
Search  of food,  dfmk  or   a
downy couch.    Ask for
when you get inside the door, j
 I Marriage.
j What is marriage?   Marriage is
institution for the blind.
|W|ien a man thinks seriously of
jar^age,  what   happens?   He   retains single.
I Dries a girl ever think of anything
it marriage ?   Only that and how
f Should a man marry a girl for Iter
money? No; but he should not let
her become an old maid just because
she's rich.
When a girl refers to a "sad court-
ebip|" what docs she mean ? That the
man got a ay.
I Wjhen a man marries, lias he seen j
the end of his troubles?- Yes, but it
usually the wrong end.
What-te greater than a wile's love ?
[er ;teuiper.
$ Do married women suffer in silenc ?
jjfes; they all suffer when they may-
foe talk.  _____    1
I A Fable.
f It- isn't a bad story, it it is old, of
ihe three small boys whose Sabbath
hool teacher ^old them to come pro-
jwof ided with an appropriate Scrip-
un|l tex, to reciie as tftey dropped
he^- offerings into the basket.
Bay No. one tossed his penny into
he box and said, "The Lcrd !oveth
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant-halting plafce
for pilgrims on their way
to Poplar.
1« j     • 1
Cockle A Pap worth
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 Oil the Front
Pag'O. It is not selling very well, perhaps
owing to the fact that Mulock has not vet shut
it out of the mails. The public are warned not
to''buy it, although it is sent to any address on
earth for 25c.    Address
'w**.  jM
Poplar, Nelson, or
New Denver, B. C.
The Spyglass Mining
and Development Company, Limited.
Capitulation   9ni.tuxi. divided into 50U,000 bhare» having a par value
<»f 1 enc!i: 4 >>,<*»'>-dm r.-s Ui»vu l>utMi place I it. t\w trvu.-nry.
Hotel in Nelson hasr
no superior in West
1 Kootenay.     Always,
plenty  of room   tor
Poplar millionaires.
Do not put it off any longer. Invest now before ;hfl slock
is all underwritten. With every share underwritten at
par we give a bonus of two shares. That we own one of
the best properties in the Poplar Creek District is con
ceded by the best mining: men who have visited the
camp. This stock will sell readil/ hi «,m dollar tl.it
within three months. Now you can get three shars for
one dollar, payable 10% cash ?nd 10% per month. Invest
now and you will make s.me easy money.    For further
particulars apply to
Poplar, B. C, July 22, 1904.
By Dr Franklin R. Carpenter, Dean of Dakota School of 1 Ming*.
The following is taken from the | quentiy, by the action of ferric salts
proceedings of the American Institute  in  solution,  this   pro-sulphide  was
Ore Deposits of the Black Hills 11 The Canadian Bank of ^mmercel
ot Mining Engineer*, 1888-9, and
may prove ot interest to property
ownen) in the Poplar district:
In area the Black Hills are about
equal to the state of Coi necticut.
They exhibit in the main a simple
structure, presenting a central mass
ol granite and Archean rocks, in all
bides of which the latter sedimentary
rucks dip away, lying, in the main,
conformably one U[»on another, and
exposing, as the result ot elusion, the
sacces ive edges ot the Cambrian,
Carboniferous, Trin*i\ Jurassic,
Cretaceous and Tertiary, the C eta
ceous constituting a nearly level
plain through which the earlier
strata have been uplifted. Ot tiie
the Cambrian, no rocks occur except
the Potsdam; and the Silurian and
Devonian are entirely *nntinir-a
remarkable fact, when consi lervd in
connection with the perfect couforina-
biliiy between the Potsdam and Car
boniferon*. There is also a break
between the Cretaceous alid Miocene,
a periud of great erosion.
Large veins ot granite o.cur in tin
Archaean rocks ot the southern hills
and sheets of igneous intr sive lv-ek,
sometimes typical laccohies, are
found crossing in the sediiin-nury
strata further north.
The metalliferous deiosits of the
Hills are both extensive and varied.
Iron, copper and tin abound, as well
as gold and silver. Cement, fireclay and gy | sum, aa well as a great
variety ot building stones, exist in
inexhaustible quantities. It is not so
much the object of this paper to set
these forth in detail as to give such
results of our s udy concerning
iIn ir oexurreice, nature and treat-
aunt us have bveii o'uniwed at the
School of Mines.
The great deposits of the lilack
11 ills are of Archaean age, and > ield
mainly an auiiferoas pyriie. though
lead, zinc and other ores occa?ionall>
occur. These deposits are sometimes
lenticular in shape, and seemingly
form independent members of the
slate at.d schist series, and share ii.
all their folds and contortions
The Homestake and similar de-
posi s are the most extensive and important ot the mineral deposits of the
Black llilk The best known group
ot mit.es, (ccupyjng a small section
f>, 00) feet long by 2.C0U feet broad,
known as the ' belt," produced in
1888 $2,271,341.14. That these deposits were originally laid down as
beds, I have no doubt; but it is also
certain that they were subsequently
much altered. My view of their
formation is as follows:
At the time when the enclosing
rocks were laid down, large quantities of proto sulphide ot iron were
formed through the agency of decav-
in£ organic matter, the presence of
which at that time is attested by the
large quantities ot carbonaceous mat
*W yet present in these beds. This
Proto-sulphide of iron was not to any
er«*t extent gold bearing.    Sulse
changed to bi sulphide, and the iron
solutions which wrought this change
also brought the gold which is now
found in these deposits. The part ot
the Belt belonging to the Homestake
combination is gold bearing for a
d ista nee of t>, 000 teet. The ore is not
continuous throughout tins distance,
but occurs in shoots or vast pipes,
lenticular in cross section.
In the Homestake proper, or south
end of the Belt, there are numerous
sheets of porphyry, or more properly,
felsite, some: lines cutting across the
stratification, but usually parallel to
it. In the northern half—the Dead-
wood Terra and DeSmet end-^-no
porphyry is found in the vein; but
the section was once overlain by fel
she, If Inch yet remains as a capping
to the ridge between Gold run and
Itobtail gulch, and between Bobtail
gulch a.id Deadwood .reck. This
IHiiphxrv was in.>.md between the
slates and the Potsdam, raising the
latter and other overt* ing rocks alter
the manner of a laccolite, though
they have since, in the immediate
area been removed. The vent
through which this sheet was injected had probably no connection
with the small dj kes found in the
Homestake. but was intruded from
the sout west, and most likely was
connect- d with the igneous mass
forming Tern's peak.
The percentage of pyrite impregnating the ore is never laige. The
yield upon concentration is seldom
20 percent. The average is probably
not more than 7 per cent. There are
no solii bodies ot pyrite.
The influence ot porphyry upon
the lode seems to be goud, but
whetl er it produced an enrollment
of the bed or simply rendered it bv
some action oxydizine or otherwise,
more free milling, I have not definitely determined. The tact, how
ever, is that the Homestake yield
pel- ton is much greater than that returned by the other claims where
the igneous intrusions do not occur.
I am led to the conclusion that the
porphyry had a two-fold benefit:
First it rendered the ores more free-
milling; and, second, it has produced
in its neighborhood either an enrichment of the deposit or a further concentration of  what  gold originally
exi ted in it.
That it was gold bearing before
the injection of these d>kes proved
from the fact that, remote from their
influence, it is gold-bearing, and that
all similar beds in other parts of the
hills, where no igneous rocks occur,
are als.» gold-bearing; as well as
from evidence furnished from study
of the Potsdam conglomerate, laid
down prior to their injection At the
eurtace the ore has always appeared
in shoots as I have described, but m
heTep workings of the Homestake
this is no longer the case, the bed
being continuously ore-beanng tor
f ^ * t*at These ore-bodies
hundreds ot f«et- *n£^e exceeded
are said sometimes to ha>e excee
With which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up Capitol, 18,700,000.   Reserve FunoY $3,000,000.
Aggregate Resources, Exceeding $83,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President. B. E WALKER, General Manager
Sa Dings Bank Department,    DoposHs received and Interest AHoved
Nelson Branch. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager.
Capital authorized, $4,000,000
Capital [paid up] • 3,000.000
Rest 2,650,000
Head Office:
Branches in the Northwest Teiritories,  Provinces of British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario ai.d Quebec.
T. R. MERRIIT, President. D. R. WILKIE, VicePres. and Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager.       W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Trout Lake, B. C, Branch: A Oeneral Banking Busineas Transacted
Savings Department—Deposits received and interest allowed..
Drafts  sold available in all parts of Canada and the United States.    Special
attention given to Collections, Mining  Bonds and business transacted by
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
300 feet in thickness,
i consider the belt as a whole to be
a particular zone of slates and schists,
in which there are many lenzes and
shoots of ore. These shoots are never
solid bodies of pyrite, but z »nes im-
impregnated with pyrite. The whole
thickness of the beds in which these
ore bodies occur is about 2,0JO teet.
Aside from the Homestake other
deposits of this class have been little
worked. Numerous beds of pyritif-
erous gold-bearing schists exist
throughout the iiills. which, so far as
surface indications go, cannot be distinguished from parts ot the Home
stake belt. In early days numerous
small stamp-mills were built, but
from numerous causes they failed to
pay. If the Homestake were worked
in a small wav, it also would not
pay. It is the enormous scale upon
which these mines are worked, thus
reducing everything to a minimum
cost, that enables them to run at a
Rest has spoiled many a man who
was willing to work.
What the dew is to the flower kind
words are to the heart.
Grand Central
Is convenient to the C. P. R.
depot, and provides all there
is in the market. Cosy rooms,
Tasty meals and Pure liquors
can always be had at this
John Carey,Prop.
Front St., Poplar.
Your Mail Orders
If entrusted to us in any of
(he following lines will have
careful and prompt attention:
Office Supplies,
Blank Books and
Stationery, Wall Paper.
Drugs, Patent Medicines
and Drug Sundries
Kodaks and Photo Supplies.
Gramophones and  Records.
Canada Drug Co., Ltd*
Wholesale and Retail.
Has leased the dining room
of the KAISER HOUSE in
Poplar and serves regular
meals at popular prices. A
trial will convince the public
that the man behind the range
understands his business.
The Kaiser House
First Street, Poplar.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
Poplar, B. C, July 22, 1904.
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson k Anderson,
and smelters are thoroughly modernized and arc operated in a manner
highly creditable to Japanese intelligence. As a rule the ore measures are
not especially large or rich, but are
made to pay hy virtue of economy, low
labor costs and employment of the best
machinery and brains to be had.
A nugget weighing 50>£ ounces of
pure gold was found recently on claim
No. 9 below Upper Discovery, Dominion creek, some thirty miles from
Dawson. Dominion creek gold is
worth about $17 per ounce, which
brings the value up to $850. The gold
was almost covered with bull quartz
and showed little to attract attention to
it. Thousands of boulders ot the same
material are found on that claim.
A pound   of   phosphorous   will  tip
nrtirly a million matches.
It takes a live fish to go up  stream;
any dead one can float down.
'■"■■■    ■      "' -
The opal is the only gem which cannot be counterfeited;    Its delicate tints
cannot be reproduced.
The ftve-cent United  States  nickels
,    are composed  of 75  per ceut   copper
and 25 per cent nickel.
A Mexican mining claim is 100 x 100
meters square—about 325x325 feet. It
is a solid of indefinite depth, limited by
a vertical projection from the surface
downward trom the sides of the square.
One has not to be a naturalized citizen of Mexico in order to acquire mining property in that country. The lo^
cator of mineral land must, however,
declare the country to which he owes
j Some excitement was cause J at
Klerksdorp, South Africa, recently hy
the discovery of a diamond of nearly
three carats in weight in the streets.
A little Dutch bov picked it up near the
bridge in a piece of repaired road.
The American Refining and Smelt-
ing company has announced that it will
distribute $100,000 among its em-
ployec* who have been with the company for the past two years. This is
following out the profit-sharing system ^announced by the company two
years ago.
Two pearls found by clam fishers opposite Prairie du Chien, Wis., in the
Mississippi river, have been sold, one
for $1,100 and the other for $1,200.
The former weighed 54 grains, was of
a bluish tint and drop shape, and the
latter was a white globe weighing 50
All jewels except diamonds are liable
to maladies. Rubies, sapphires and
pearls have their separate ailments, but
diamonds.are immune on account of
their great hardness. Precious stones
are all affected by surrounding conditions. The general cure is the application of acids, but it requires an expert
to -do it.
Japan is making copper steadily,
alike in good and m bad times, and this
metal is one of the principal exports of
the island empire.    The larger miens
A prominent feature of the Spokane
Interstate Fair this year will  be  the
live stock department.    The big fair,
which opens its gates Monday, October
3rd, to be closed on the follow ing Sunday  evening, has  been   noted   for the
quality of live stock exhibits of previous
vears.    The fame of the  Fair associa-
tion has spread  until  now  entries are
received from Montana, British Columbia, Oregon  and   Idaho.    In some instances entries  may  be sent  from far
eastern states, where breeders are de-
sirons   of  entering    into   competition
with the cream of the great Northwest.
Every   indication   points   to a  larger  live   stock  department   this   year
than ever before.    Nearly '-ill of the old-
time exhibitors   have  given  the Faiir
management  notice  that  they may he
expected this year.    The  premium list
now being circulated   by the Interstate
Fair management, offers more  liberal
premiums in the live stock department
than ever  before, and  in addition  to
the awards offered  bv the Fair associa-
tion,  a  number of special  prizes and
cups have been  offered   by  people interested  in  the advancement   of   fine
breeding and the encouragement of the
livestock industry   in   the  Northwest.
Special. lines  have  been  added to  the
list of animals  receiving prizes, and in
many   instances   the   premiums   have
been nearly doubled  in various departments.    The   accommodations at   the
fair grounds  this year will  be better
than  before, and   many conveniences,
both for sightseers and exhibitors, have
been added by the management.
Books are man's best friends; when
they bore him he can shut the.n up
without giving offense.
Compression of the waist may be
harmful, but if the right young man attempts it most girls are willing to take
MoKinnon A
Carry the largest stock  in
the Lardeau, including
Miners' and
Kootenay Railway and
Naoigation Co. Ltd.
International Navigation and
Trading Company, Limited,
Kaslo and Slocan Railway
K  & S. RY.
Lv.  8:.*>a.m. Sandon Ar 4--,
Ar. lurtft a. m. Kaslo JLv' «~ P '"
Lv, l:J)t)|>. tn.
Ar. t:.ln p. m.
Ar. lliooa.u,
Respecting Coal and Petroleum Lands in
South /East Kootenay.
NOTICE is hereby uiven that licences to
prospect for coal nml petroleum upon
and under lands situated within Block 4.5WJ,
South-Ea t Kootenay, will be issued forthwith
to all persons who have made proper application in pursuance of the provisions of the
"Coal Mines Act" and amendments.
The fee lor each licence will be #100, and all
applicants who have not deposited accepted
hank cheques to cover that amount are hereby required to do so without further notice.
Licences will be Usttttd in the following
form, viz.:—
"Minim;   Lickno;  igarjKb UNDKll   THE Coal
Mixkh Arr ath> Amkmhikkth
Tickets sold to all parts of the United
Slates and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particular call on or
Manager, Kaslo.
Lumber and Builders' Material, Hardware Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lain}*. Tents,
Paints, Oils, Ktc, Etc.
• Supplies delivered to any I
• part  of   the   district   at •
I reasonable  rates.    Pros- J
• pectors outfits moved and •
• Saddle Horses furnished. •
'In consideration of one hundred dollars
now paid under the said Acts, and subject to
the provisions thereof. I. W. $ Gore. Deputy
Commissioner, noting for the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, licence
to enter, prospect, search and
work lor coal and petroleum (but no other
metal or mineral) upon, in end under all that
piece 01 parcel of.mineral*
We are getting in shape to fill
your orders, let them be large
or small, they are appreciated
alike. We have rud years ot
experience filling orders for
mining companies and prospectors. We endeavor to send
nothing up the hill bar. first-class
goods. Give nsacall. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
„ , „„. v. ....u<:ini land situate in and
forming part   4 Block 4,fllKt, East Kootenay
District, und described as follows :—
and not exceeding   in  the
whole >ix hundred and forty statute acres.
"Owing to the number of applicants for
licences to prospect for coal and petroleum,
and the peculiar circumstances surrounding
the application for and issuance of these
licences, and the welt known fact that the
issuance has been unavoidably suspended for
so muny mouth.-, the Government of British
Columbia finds it impos.-dlle to determine the
Suitable rights of the numerous applicants,
lerefore, for the purpose ol enabling all persons to go before the proper tribunal for the
determination of their respective rights and
priorities, this license is issued and accepted
subject to such prior rights of the other persons as may exist by law, and the date of this
license is not to be taken or held as in any
sense determining such priority, and further
it shall not be taken or held to waive enquiry
by the Courts into the (proper performance of
all conditions precedent as between adverse
claimants; ana further, on the understanding
that the government shall not be held responsible tor' or in connection with, any.conflict
which may arise with other claimants of the
same round, and that under no circumstances will licence fees be refunded.
"And the holder hereby waive* any claim or
demand against the government, and expressly agrees not to take any steps or pro-
ceedings, or present any petition, to enforce
any alleged claim or demand against the Gov-
ernmeht of the Province of British Columbia
arising out of the issuance of this license or
of any other matter or thing appertaining
" The land being under reserve from preemption and sale this license does not include
any right other than the right to prospect for
ceal and petroleum
"The duration of this license is for one year
from the , 1W0 .
Poplar Drug Store |
We have opened a Drug
Store  on  Second  Street
Drugs   and  Medicines
"Deputy Commissioneo of Lands & Works.
" Lands and Works Department,
« Victoria, B. C, . liN) ."
ft. F. GREEN.
Chief Commissioner of Lands & W orks.
Lands & Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, ttfch June, 1004.
3   E
Furniture and
Bargains  in  all   kinds  of
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
etc.   Wall  Paper.   Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
1 British Plate Mirror 46x96
inches, new, Letter Presses,
Biliard and Pool Tables, Cash
Registers and other specialties
Mail Orders  Receive Prompt Attention


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