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 THE NUGGET.
VOL. m.»    1^!0* 9j»
Poplar, B. C. January 29,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
Fire Wardens.
Editor Nugget.—1 have read your
|niely article in last week's issue as to
ir taking the trouble to protect our-
jilves against lire during the next
immer. when all expect to be busy
nth their own affairs.
\. Your suggestion that we organize a
>ard of lire wardens to act, with au-
lority, as occasion demands to control
he actions of foolish or reckless men
n their management of and the use of
ire.
The proceeding is very simple under
|he act you mention, the Villages Fire
Protection Act. All that has to be
tone is to ask the government agent
jo hold an election some early day between i i and i o'clock, when three
>ersous can be elected for the coming
rear, and by their work earn the gratitude of the entire community.
We have plenty of good, strong,
jarnest men, who have the best in-
jterest of the community at heart, and
if we all work together, with one coni-
Inpn will, we shall have a town here in
[twelve months that will astonish the
whole world.    Yours irulv,
Citizen of the West.
Poplar, B. C.| Jan. 23, 1904.
The First Burglary.
Poplar is ihe proud posses>or of a
burglar. Not one of those low, mercenary creatures who risk their freedom and imperil their immortal souls
for the possession of gold and silver
and precious stones, but a gourmand
who " breaks in and steals" ham and
bacon and porter-house steaks. Wednesday night the butcher shop of A. O.
Ostby was broken into and a couple of
hams, some bacon and porter-house
steaks taken A small sum of mone) in
the till was overlooked or considered of
less value than the goods taken. The
total value of the stolen goods would
not amount to more than $20.
No one in a mining camp need resort
i to theft in order to eat. There is always work in a new camp for a man
who is willing to work. It is a very
unusual oecurreuce in a mining camp,
especially in a small place like Poplar,
for a theft lo be committed. We do
not believe there is a business man in
Mie camp who would refuse a person
ft chance to earn food. We would advise the thief to hit the trail.
The Mining Laws.
The Mineral Act of British Columbia
has much to answer for. If a ledge
faults or peters out, the laws are responsible; if, through mismanagement
a mine fails to pay dividends, the two
per cent tax is to blame; if an adverse
is made to the crown-granting of a
claim, adverses should be abolished;
if a prospector is offered ten or fifteen
thousand for a surface showing and
wants a hunJred thousand for it the
[government is to blame; if, a few
jmonths after, he offers the same surface showing for $250 and can't get it,
the country is no good; he's going
fight back to the U. S. A., where they
have laws; where they  burn   negroes,
lynch whites,   and  bull-pen  working-
men.     Those   who   are  everlastingly
kicking about the laws  of British Columbia, should take time  to compare
them with the mining laws of any of
the   Western   States.     They   will  be
found almost the same, with the exception that the  rights  of the  individual
are better  safeguarded   here  than  on
the other side of the line.    It would be
impossible  in  this country for a regiment of soldiers to march into a mining
camp, arrest all  the  male  inhabitants
and hold them as  prisoners, as was recently done in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
The people of this or any  other free
country  wouldn't  submit  to such  an
outrage.    If a military  officer  in  this
country  had   the   impudence—as  was
done in Colorado last   month—to walk
into   a  newspaper   office   an   tell  the
editor what  should  and   what should
not be  published, he  would   be shown
the shortest way to the street.    In this
country burglars and   thieves are imprisoned,   murderers  are   hanged, and
other crimes punished, but each person
charged   has   the   privilege  of a   fair
trial.    We do  not  remember one instance where a claim-jumper  has been
successful in the courts  of British Co-
lumqia.    What  we  mean  by "claim-
jumper" is one who-has knitted ^ourid*]^
already legally taken   up  by  another.
There is- considerable  ground  in  this
district,  the ownership  of which  will
have to be settled by the courts.    Here
is an instance :    A prospector located a
claim on the 8th of the   month and recorded on the 28th.    He was not quite
sure   of   the   legality   of   this,  so  he
changed his posts  and   dated them the
18th.    In the   meantime  another prospector located the ground and recorded
it.      Both   locators   now    claim    the
property,   which  is veiy  valuable.    If
the courts decide  against   the original
locator he will blame the laws of British Columbia.    He  is  fortunate  if he
does not have a  criminal  charge   preferred against  him.    Prospectors come
over here and attempt   to get claims by
means which they dare   not emploj oh
the other side  of the  line.    Then they
decry the country and its laws because
the courts will  not  aid   them   in their
rascality.      	
the railway track, the ore can be easily
and cheaply handled.
MINING FLOAT.
American capital, it is said, will exploit the copper and tin mines of Cornwall.
Chas. Hansen, a well-known hotel
man of Sandon, arrived in town Wednesday and is looking for a business
opening here.
.  The Bertha K.
On the Bertha K, adjoining the
Lucky Jack, the No,. 2 tunnel is in 15
feet, and the whole face, 6 by 5^ feet,
is in ore. The ledge is quartz carrying galena, and in some places *free
gold is found. No assays have been
obtained from   the  lead, but  it   is be
lt is estimated that Idaho has produced in quartz and placer gold values
amounting to $350,000,000.
A third Shay locomotive was added
to the ore-hauling equipment of the C.
P. R. on the Phoenix branch last week.
Ore is being hauled by teams from
the Sally at Beaverdell to Midway, a
distance of over fifty miles, for shipment by rail to the smelters.
On application of the Bank of M
real, judgment creditors, the sale of
the Winnipeg mine, near Phoenix, set
for the 28th, to satisfy mechanics' liens,
has been indefinitely postponed by
order of the supreme court.
The recent annual report presented
to the shareholders of the De Beers
Consolidated Mines shows that last
year $26,205,869 worth of diamonds
were mined at Kimberley, South
Africa, on which the profit was $11,-
511,490.
WThat is believed to be the first iron
casting made in the territory now included in the United States, is preserved in Lynn, Mass. Its history is
well authenticated. It is a cooking
pot, weighing a little over two pounds.
It was made in 1642, near Lynn, where
a small blast furnace was built that
year. This furnace used charcoal for
fuel, with bog ore found in the meadows along the Saugus river, and
oyster shells as flux. The furnace was
operated until 1688, with some intermissions.
Talc is used almost exclusively as a
filler in the manufacture of papers.
Most of the North Carolina talc is
ground to a powder and used in the
manufacture of toilet powders. The
talc mined in Virginia is used for the
most part in the manufacture of wash-
tubs, laboratory zincs, stove bricks, etc.
Other states that have produced talc or
soapstone arc Washington, Maryland,
Georgia, and California. A large part
of the soapstone mined in thsse latter
states is ground and is used as paint,
paper filling, lubricants, etc.
Sulphur occurs ve y widely distributed in the mineral kingdom,
partly free and partly combined with
other elements. The free sulphur is
either found pure in regularly formed
crystals or intimately mixed with earthy
matters. In its native state Sulphur is
largely found in Sicily and Italy and as
a general rule in abundance in volcanic
districts. The brittleness of sulphur
renders the cleavage imperfect. Sulphuric acid  is an important combina-
when burned in retorts in the manufacture of gas, and not many years ago
was a thing so wholly abominable that
it had to be carted by night to the sea
and committed by stealth to that good-
natured receiver-general. But now, in
the hands of the chemists, its products
are all but endless. Benzine, creosote,
naphtha, asphalt, ammonia, carbolic
acid, and other substances without
number for which the chemists can
hardly find names, all come from this
repulsive coat-tar. The magnificent
colors which give such brilliant hues to
the coverings of our modern books, and
so many articles of clothing and domestic use are derived from the same
rce.
Will Keep Her Open.
Alex. Munroe, roadmaster of the
Rossland, Slocan and Lardo branches
of the C. P. R., was in town yesterday.
Mr. Munroe thinks that the company
will keep the Lardo branch open this
winter, as there are necessary repairs
to be done to the road, including a hew
bridge, the wood work of which is now
being framed at Nelson.
A few copies of "Float" for sale at
The Nugget office. ^
The Poplar, the pioneer hotel o^the
town, w«s deserted last night.lfeWrybne
except Ed. Almstrom having gone to
the Second Crossing to a dance^;.
At a meeting of the Trade* Committee this week it was decided to take
three hundred copies of the special
edition of the Rossland Miner.
"What do they do when they install
a minister?" inquired a small boy.
#<Do they put him in a stall and feed
him ?" "No." said the father, they
harness him to the chuich and expect
him to draw it."
lieved the average  values   will   be  be
tween $10 and $20 to the   ton  in gold. I t'on "nd a very dangerous one in inex-
The No. 1 tunnel was run about twelve | perienced   hands.    Sulphur   combined
feet,   but was abandoned  and   No.   2
started a  couple of weeks  ago, which
with a  number of elements,   such  as
iron,   copper, lead, etc.,   furnishes  the
will give greater depth.    As the mouth ( sulphides.
of the tunnel is about 'thirty  feet  from       Coal tar is the solid residuum of coal
When a sixteen-year-old girl makes
faces at a boy and says she just despises him it's a sure sign she's loving
him fit to kill. When an eighteen-
year-old girl kinder snuggles up to a
fellow and is sweeter than candied
honey and looks at him in a sort of
bold, bashfnl, repelling, wistful tone
of voice, he'd better look out; she
don't care a rap for him, and is trying
lo make him wish he had never been
born.—Sherman Courier.
At a certain wayside inn in the north
of Yorks a fermer drew rein  and, hailing the  waiter,  said: "Hey,   lad, folk
tell me ye hev some very good ale here;
just bung me a quart."
The request was quickly complied
with and the ale soon disappeared, and
the farmer, apparently relishing it,
said: "H'm, just bung us another
quart." This quickly followed the
first, and the farmer dismounting remarked: "It's very decent stuff, lad,
1 think I'll gel darn and get some.
Loqe is blind, you know, papa, said
the pretty girl.
Guess you are right, said the stern
parent. That is the reason people in
love can never see the clock. Poplar, B. C, Jan. 29, 1904
THE NUGGET.
THE NUGGET
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B.   C.
and is sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial adve;tiaing 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 line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, *7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, $10. Address all letters to The
Nugget. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWE0Y, Proprietor.
FRIDAY,  JANUARY 29, 1904.
EDITORIAL NUGGETS.
The education department of the
province does not appear to be run
ning smoothly. A petition was sent
to the minister of education some
months ago asking that a school be
opened in Poplar. The requisite
number ot children of school age are
resident in the town, and all the
requirements of the law have been
fulfilled, yet the minister has taken
no action. Inspector Wilson is usually
prompt in attending to the wants of
new districts, so the delay must be
through negligence on the part of
the minister of education or the
superintendent
Gophering for specimens over the
surface of a claim has never yet
made a mine. Mines are made by
shafts, tunnels, crosscuts and drifts,
exposing ore bodies and opening ud
stoping ground. Every foot of work
done by a prospector should be with
view to practical usefulness in the
development from a prospect to a
mine. If it is only five feet of a shaft,
make it such that it will be of practical utility in future development
If it is only a few feet of tunnel, run
it with the object of its being used
when the shipping stage arrives.
Every foot of depth at which the ore
body is proved greatly enhances the
value ot the property.
The newspapers of Sandon and
New Denver are having a row over
which is the duller town. They are
both dull enough without advertising
the fact, and will remain so until the
mine owners of the Slocan are removed to a place where smelter rates
are low and fuel never runs short.
It Carpenter creek ran pure gold instead ot water, the mine owners ot
the Slocan would kick becau&e nature didn't furnish hoisting apparatus
to load the product on the boat or
cars. The Slocan is one of the
richest districts in the province, but
unfortunately the owners of mines
will neither work their properties
nor allow others to do so. They ap
parently want the government tj
mine, ship and treat the ore and give
them the profits.
The partizan papers are having
their fling at the candidates nominated in Kootenay and Yale Cariboo.
The Liberals say that Mackintosh
and Burrell are weak, while the Conservatives claim that any candidates
other than Boss or Galliher would
poll larger votes. It is probable that
both parties have chosen their best
men. In Kootenay, Galliher, the
present member, has an advantage
which will be hard to overcome, bat
strong with organized labor, is just
the man to make an up hill I'ght and
win out against government prestige
and  patronage.    In Yale  Cariboo.
Duncan  Ross  is  well   known,  has
many friends and not a few enemies,
is a shrewd politician,  will cot hesitate  to use federal and municipal
machine influence in his campaign,
has ability, and was one ot the most
pronounced anti-Martin Liberals in
the province.   Burrell, the Conservative candidate, although not so well
known throughout the riding as Mr.
Ross,  is a  much  more   impressive
speaker, and   will  make  a strong
fight, with good chances of winning.
It is more than probable that both
Kootenay and Yale-Cariboo will re
turn Conservatives.
E. FERGUSON & CO.
NELSON.
Wholesale dealers in Wine,Beer, Liquors and
Cigars. The famous Pabst Beer always in
stock.     A  special line  is   Dawson"s  Extra
Special Scotch Whiskey
This noted fluid is a nectar fit for the gods
and Poplar pioneers, and a sip or two of it
will bring surcease of sorrow to any soul
weary of bucking bitter fate.
Rev. Henry Beer of Kaslo has been
appointed archdeacon of Kootenay.
The appointment does not appear to
please some ot the churcmen of Nel
son, who recommended Rev. W. A.
Robins of Greenwood for the position.
Rev.  Robins is a young man and
The Nugget ^congratulates him upon
having escaped from the awful responsibility  of  being compelled  to
wear an archdeacons leggings    It
would be a very difficult matter for
a young and good looking man to
maintain his dignity and wear the
uncouth raiment in which many of
the clergy ot the west delight to exhibit themselves.   This question of
high  church  and   low  church appears to crop up frequency in the
Church ot England.   At the session
when Bishop Dart was chosen, there
was a deadlock between the high and
low factious of the synod.   A prominent high church clergyman ot Winnipeg was much interested in the re
suit.   One day   he 'phoned George
Ham,  then  managing editor of the
Norwester, several times.   The last
'phone    came   just  as   the   forms
closed,     the    most
an  editor.     George
receiver   and   was
greeted with "Anything from New
Westminster?"    "Nothing   definite;
'fraid they'll elect a Protestant," was
the reply.     There were  no  more
enquiries.
Defining the Offense.
He—If I stole a kiss would it be
petty larceny ?
She—I think it would be grand.
POPLAR MEAT MARKET
A. O, OSTBY, PROPRIETOR.
Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish anil Fowl
OYSTERS IN SEASON
were     being
busy  time of
rushed  to the
THE KAISER HOUSE
IN POPLAR
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
home. FRED KAISER, Proprietor.
KEEP YOUR OPTICS ON
GOLD HILL
Never do tor yourself what another
will do for you.
Be good to yourself and you'll be
happy—even though you don't deserve to be.
The Poplar
Barber Shop
Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
Mackintosh, an old campaigner and I ^iuajuu^WJUUlAJUAAAAAJUL
:
IN POPLAR HOTEL.
TURK   D. BROWN,   PROP.
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
Job Printing	
The Nugget has one of the best-equipped
Job   Printing establishments  in British
Columbia.    We carry a better quality
, and larger stock of stationery than
any  other  weekly   paper  in  the
the    province.     Not   one   but
dozens of samples to choose
from. Mail orders promptly
filled   and  prices   right.
t THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, Jan. 29, 1904.
he
POPLAR
HOTEL
Is the oldest hotel in Poplar,
ind adjoint the G. P. R. depot,
'he wet grocery department
contains pore goods, any brand
of which will produce optimistic
results.
ARMSTRONG   *   ALTlSTROn
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The De Beers mine is second to the     If you have anpthing mean to say
diamond Mines   off  Kimberley.
The diamond deposits of South
frica are all lying within a radius
one and a half miles. They have
e world-famous De Beers mine as
e center and are grouped about it.
he St Augustine mine, Kimberley
ine, Town ot Kimberley, De Beers
ice, Dutoitspsn mine, Bulfontein
ine.
In 1871 the Kimberley mine was
found, and the farms were bought by
he government of the Cape Colony
br $500 0C0. The mines are held
y the payment of a license by the
owners or their suecessors, In 1873
Kimberley bad grown to a town of
25,000 inhabitants. For many years
the value of the diamonds extracted
amounted to 950.000,000 a year, and
about three quarters of this amount
came from the Kimberley mine alone.
Of late years all the mines have been
consolidated into a trust, which prevents the forcing down of the price of
diamonds by two many of them being
placed on the market. It is claimed
that the world's market ean absoi b
as much as $15,000,000 worth of
diamonds each year without any ma
terial falling off in price.
Outside of the fields of South Africa, Brazil and India are the two
countries which produce diamonds in
commercial quantities. In the middle ol the sandstone ot the frias the
diamond mines appear as volcanic
necks from 600 to 900 feet in diameter
The deposit of diamond bearing
ground in the Kimberley mine is
oval. The gangue of the ore or blue
ground was a red or sandy soil, forming a low knob above the surface ot
the ground. The first diamond is
said to have been found 20 feet deep.
The mine has been worked as an
open quarry down to a depth ot 500
feet, and a prospecting shaft has since
been sunk in the bottom of the mine.
The general opinion is that the formation ot the diamond-bearing deposits was due to aqueous rather than
igneous agencies, and that it was
possibly something in the nature of a
mud volcano. A very important
fact is the variety of diamonds, not
only in the different mines, but even
in the different parts of the same
mine. In one part of a mine the
diamonds are perfect octahedrons,
while in another part the cr>staliza-
tion is not so perfect. In one part
the stones will be white, while in an
other part the majority of the stones
will be yellow.
Kimberley in richness and value,
and is larger than the Kimberley.
There are two concentric rings of
igneous rocks, surrounding more or
less the blue ground. This ground
has the same characteristics in the
De Beers as in the Kimberley.
To catch the diamond the blue
ground is hoisted on the surface and
hauled out on floors on which it is
spread, making a layer of about one
foot in thickness. It lies there for
several months, water being applied
from time to time by means of a hose.
This process pulverizes the ground,
without any risk of hurting the diamonds. When the stuff is ready It is
passed throngh revolving screens
and sent to a pan with a large amount
of water. The diamonds settle at the
bottom of the pan, while the matrix,
being lighter, is carried away over
the side of the pan. The diamonds,
together with the heaviest part of the
matrix are taken away from the
pans, placed on tables and sorted.
Right You Are.
Impractical, visionary cranks, who
advocate profit-sharing, continue to
multiply. When their theory is put
in practice profits will be very few
and far between. By the way. did
you ever stop and take an inventory
of these Bellamyistic theorists whom
you know personally? How many
of them amount to a pinch of salt in
this world of opportunity ? Nine out
often of them are supported by a
frail woman, who takes in washing
and sewing, or does service of some
kmd to provide the necessaries of
life.-De Beque Ex.
An Answer She Deserved.
A popular commercial traveler attended a large social gathering one
evening and after (he supper was
promenading with one of the guests,
a young lady to whom he had just
been introduced. In the course of
the conversation the subject of business came up, and she said:
By the way, Mr. Scott, may I
ask what your occupation is?
Certainly, he answered. I am a
commercial traveler.
How  very  interesting!   Do you
know, Mr. Scott, that in the part of
the country   where  I reside  com
inercial travelers are not received in
good society.
Quick as a flash he rejoined:
They are not here, either, madam.
It Got Twisted.
The visitor from Kansas gazed intently at the spiral fire escape which
winds its way down the rear of the
fifteen-story building.
Byjoxl he said, that must have
been a darned long ladder afore the
cyclone 6truck it. —Judge.
No Profanity.
Magistrate—But your wife says
you swore at her.
Husband-Nothing of the kind.
She cried and I told her to dam her
eyes.        ___	
Never do today what can be put
off till tomorrow or the next day.
Speak twice before you think—that
is if you have more to say than you
have time to say it in.
about a person; say it behind his back,
not to his face, it is kinder and wiser.
The Hotel Inn
The only hotel in town that is
plastered. The rooms are
large and well furnished. The
menu is the best in the whole
Lardeau district. The bar is
supplied with the choicest
brands of liquors and cigars.
HANSOM   A   OSTBY.
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Notary  and  Commissioner
POPLAR AND KASLO.
Wholesale Merchants
Starkey & Co., fifiTfc
Fruit Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nklson,B.C.
Surveyors.
S The ROYAL HOTEL
* POPLAR
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Has cocktails tor the nervous,
beer for the delicate, whiskey
for the hardy mountaineer,
and cigars for those who prefer narcotic to alcoholic stimulants.
A. R. Heyland, fisftS
veyor, Kaslo.
August Buffalo
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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.
Does This
Interest You?
We offer Rio Coffee of
best quality, fresh roasted :
6 pounds $1.00
50 pounds, per pound.  16
100 pounds, per pound.  15
Kootenay Coffee Co.
NELSON, B. C.
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The
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Poplar.
Cockle & Papworth.
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THE
STRATHCONA
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
B.   TOMKINS,   HANAGER.
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.
Not ice it hereby Riven that  m days
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commo
tio days after
j>ply tc
sioner of Lands and W orkg for permission to
purchase
Kootenay
the following lands, situate in
district on Lardo river, about
three-quarters of a mile east of Lake creek:
Commencing at a post planted about three
quarters of a mile east of Lake creek and
about eighty ohains from the Lardo liver,
marked "John J. M alone' h North-West Comer
Post," thence east 80 chains, thence south 40
ohains, thence west 80 chains, thenoe north
40 ohains to the point of commencement.
U Dated December 12th, 190S.
JOHN J. If ALONE. Poplar, B. C, Jan. 29, 1904.
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Hotel
POPLAR
Best Menu id the City
Bed Rooms Large and
Comfortable
We SellXiquors
Just as Theij
Come from tfie
Wholesalers:
Jacobson & Anderson.
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Kaiser owns a dog.
Watch repairing, O. Strathern, Kaslo
Poplar postoffice is now a money
order office.
The hotels are getting ready to put.
up. their ice.
A few copies of "Float" for sale at
The Nugget office.
A budget of News from Nelson arrived too late for this issue.
•,E. Baillie left on  Wednesday's train
to spend a few days in Rossland.
Jack Forstell left Wednesday for
Beaton, where he will remain for the
winter.
There are still a few inches of snow
on the ground, but it will all be gone
in a few weeks.
O. Strathearn, Kaslo, sells stationery, wall paper, magazines, phonograph supplies, etc.
B. Crilly was in town this Week inspecting the work on, the Liicky Jack
and Swede groups.
G. A. McArthur of Ferguson came in
on Monday's train and started to work
on the Swede group Tuesday.
Two shifts are being worked at the
Lucky Jack, and the force at the Swede
group was increased this week.
Notwithstanding the slowness of the
education department, the Poplar public school is being run full time.
Rev. George Findlay of Ainsworth
came in from the Upper Lardeau on
Friday and. held services in Poplar
Sunday.
Turk D. Brown has purchased the
building on Railroad avenue occupied
last summer by the assayer and will fit
it up as a private residence.
E. M. Morgan left for Nelson on
Wednesday. From there he will go to
Camborne to attend a meeting of the
Great Northern company to be held
Monday next.
John Keen, townsite agent, left the
hurry and hustle of Poplar on Wednesday to spend a week or two in the
quiet and restful seclusion of Kaslo,
the "sad, sad city" by the lake.
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E. Harrop,  of Nelson, representing
the Reco Lumber Co., was in the city
this  week.    He  purchased  a lot  adjoining E. Baillie's office and   has let a
contract to Parson Smith  for  the erection of a  building 28 x 40, two stories
W. R. Wollaston of Victoria, representing   Turner,   Beeton &. Co.,   was
taking   orders   from   local   merchants
this week   for   spring   delivery.    Mr.
Wollaston  reports sales  much   larger
51 this season than in former years in the
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interior.
W.Jennings of Trout" Lake  was "in
town this week making  arrangements |
for the survey of a group of claims
near the Swede group,   owned by himself, Joe  Pattinson, J.   Versctoyle and
John and Oscar  Nelson:    The  survey',
will be commenced next week.
I E. Ferguson of the Ferguson Liquor
Co.,   Nelson   was   in  town   Monday,
Tuesday and  Wednesday.    He reports
business improving  in  all parts of tin
province in which he has  been.    Nelson is livelier this January  than it has
been in the same month for a  number
of years.
Poplar can boast of the nicest little
Swede waiter girls in the world. There
is Gussie at the Grand who smiles on
all'alike, whether they are "star" of
or otherwise; Ole at the'Inn, who affects the intellectual, wears glasses and
is too bashful to speak; Martie at the
Dominion, a new arrival, who will get
the grub to the table on time, even if
the soup does occasienally go down
the customer's back.
E. L MASTERSON
POPLAR
General flcrchant
AND DEALER   IN
Mining1 Supplies,
Dry Goods*
Gents' Furnishings,
'J00^ Clothing*,
Hardware,
>  Boots and Shoes,
Groceries.       Agent for
Hamilton Powder Co.
The Place to Buy
FURNITURE
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
and
■
Funeral Directors.
NELSON, B. C.
AWAY UP
We have a stock of miners'
supplies that pface them
beyond the pale of commercial chubbers.
McKinnon &
Sutherland
j    FERGUSON, B. 0.
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Poplar  Transfer Co
Freight moved to any part of thecity orjthc
hills. A heavy team of horses and a
string of hnsky mules'always at the service of the public* Lots c!< arcd in any
partjof townsite.
GCORGK CHATAWAY.
Townsite
See Future Ads.
The Poplar Laundry 'mmmm^mmm^mmmmBum^mf
And Rath HnnsA      I *
And Bath House.
JACKSON RADCLIFFE, Prop.
J. J. CAMERON
POPLAR
Sells many kinds of goods
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.
WmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmjTH^      ^^^^^_
Dominion Hotel
poplar
Has ample accommodation for a
large number of people. The table
is supplied with the best in the mar-
ket. The bar contains the popular
brands of liquidtonics and cigars.
Hambly ftllelson.

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