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Array THE NUGGET.
VOL. I.   No. 17.
Poplar, B. C.f March 25,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
LOCAL AND MINING.
Watch repairing, O. Strathern, Kaslo
The Hotel Inn for a  first-class meal.
Mrs. J. W.  Cockle of Kaslo is   a
visitor in town.
F. B. Van D. Carr of Camborne was
town this week.
S. G. Gillis came in from Trout
Lake Wednesday.
Bob Dewar returned Monday from a
week's visit to Nelson.
Rev. H. Solly of Trout Lake held
services in town Tuesday.
Colonel Stone of Kaslo is on the
coast seeking rest and recreation.
See Hanson & Ostby before breakfast.    They will tell you all about.
E. C. Davison the well known cigar
traveler was in town Wednesday and
Thursdav.
Parson Smith has taken a contract
to build two residences on Railroad
avenue.
R. J. Hamilton, of Nelson, representing the Hudson's Bay Co., was in
town this week.
Arthur Cowan came in from Fish
Creek Monday to work on his claims in
this district.
O. Strathcurn, Kaslo, sells station?
ery, wall paper, magazines phonograph supplies, etc.
John Hambly of Dead wood, B. C,
will arrive on to-day's train and engage
i,i business here.
Fred Kaiser returneJ fro n ICholt
Wednesday, and will open the dining
room of the Kaiser house next week.
John Nelson of the Dominion hotel
left on Monday for Westaskawin, N.
W. T., to visit a couple of weeks in his
old home.
Kd. Funk, formerly conductor on
the Lardo branch, arrived in town on
Wednesday, and will remain here during the summer.
John Mclnnes is doing assessment
work on the Hemlock, a claim about
a mile west of the town and owned by
Jos. I'atiinson and J. Verschoyle.
Rev. Geo. Findlay came in Wednesday on his way from Camborne to
Ainswonh. Mr. Findlay is the only
parson on earth who holds a 1-500
undivded interest in the Nugget.
A. McCallum ol Kaslo was in town
the past week visiting his daughter,
Mrs. A. McQueen. He is building on
Poplar avenue, and will open a provision store here in a couple of weeks.
W. H. Jameson, representing Simon
laser of Victoria, was a caller at The
Nugget office this week. Mr. Jameson is a regular correspondent of the
Chicago Scottish American and through
its columns has done much towards
advertising the resources of British
Columbia.
John Nesbitt has gone to Winnipeg
for a month. Not long ago he received cash from a Spokane company
for his claims on Rapid creek. While
working on them  with  his  partner he
uncovered seven leads and took out
over $2,000 worth of coarse gold. The
highest assay obtained was $371 and
the lowest $42.
Henry Magnussen returned to town
Monday after spending the winter in
California. During his absence he
visited San Francisco, in which place
he remained a couple of weeks in
company with "Wings" Wilkinson,
formerly traveling correspondent of the
Vancouver World. The remainder of
Mr. Magnussen's time was spent in
Southern Galifornia, viewing the
sights in and about Los Angeles, San
Diego, Pasadena and other points of
interest in that stale.
The residence of Ken. Morrison, Geo.
Davis and G. W. Jost on Riverside
avenue was finished this week, and the
opening will lake place Saturday evening. Considerable thought was given
as to the best form of entertainment for
the opening, but it was finally decided
to hold a prayer meeting, with music
and refreshments afterward. This will
be the commencement of regular weekly
pi aver meetings in town, and as many
of the religiously inclined as can make
it convenient should be present.
Wm. Tattrie has commenced building a barn on his dairy ranch west of
the town. There is talk of a milk War
when the new dairy is started. This
would mean more water, and that
again would mean a lessening of the
nutriment and pleasure in the morning
meal to those residents who were so
fortunate as to have been born on the
Bruce peninsula. Let this be a warning to the local dairymen that anv interference wilh the full enjoyment of
that greatest of all morning nourishment—oatmeal mnsh—will result in ai
uprising of the Canadians.
Some of the richest ore yet foundin
the camp is being taken out of the
Swede group this week. No assay has
been made, but the quartz is fully one-
half gold, and will run over $100,000
to the ton. This rich payslreak is not
a very large one, but it don't take very
much of the stuff to make the average
man independent. This is the fourth
very rich lead opened up on the group
and some astonishing results may be
expected from shipments out of this
mine. Development is being steadily
pushed on ihe property and when spring
opens the group will be in a position to
keep a 5-stamp mill crushing ore.
A subscription was taken up last
week for the purpose of building a
public hall, and sufficient funds have
been promised to warrant its completion. Work was started on the building this week. The site chosen is on
Marcus avenue and the dimensions of
the building will be 18x30. The uses
to which the building will be put are
numerous, including a school
such time as the government
one; for church services, until
ferent sects commence quarreling; for
political meetings, providing the politicians pay in advance; for  public meet-
ated; for church socials, bun fights and
other dyspesia-producing amusements;
for dancing—high-kicking and skirt
performances barred; for hurdy-gurdy
playing, vocal contortions and other alleged musical entertainments; and for
sundry and divers other uses not specified in ihis instrument. The work is
under the charge of A. E. McDougall
and the building will be completed in
a couple of weeks.
The truthfulness of what a man says
does not always depend upon the
noise he makes in saying it.
A correspondent wants to know what
a feller should get for a novel of 70,000
words. Well, we were going to say
ten years, but we, really think he ought
to get twenty.
If it is necessary to lie in a man's
favor do it while he is alive, instead of
hiring a marble cutter to do it after he
is dead.
The Records.
Following are the records made at
the Poplar office during the past week:
LOCATIONS.
March 21—Little Bonanza, Meadow
creek, Thus. H. Armstrong.
Little Jewel, Meadow creek, Chas.
Hanson.
TKANSFERS.|
March 12—A. Buffalo to Ed. Du-
ford, l4 interest in Golden Crown, and
% interest in Bosworth.
March 21—C. W. Hart man to Thos.
H. Armstrong, all interest in the Elba
on Poplar creek.
Bitter medicine, like bitter experience, is usually the best.
Most men would far rather lose $10
on a horse race than a nickel through
a hole in a pocket.
Many a man who starts out in the
world wilh a determination to rule,
soon gets married and retires to the
rear of the procession.
NOTICE.
Notice it hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license to eut and carry away timber from the following described tract of land
situate on the North Fork of Pry creek, about
sixteen mil's from Kootenay lake. West
Keot.naj district, be inning at a post place <
about a quarter of a mile from post No 2 oi
the J. W. Gardner limit, thence running east
70 chains, thence south JO chain a, thence west
80 chains, thence north 80 ohains, thence east
10 chains to the point of beginning.
Dated this 26th day of February,)'.**.
22 A. CAHNEy, Locator.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable
the Chief Commissioner ot Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry awa.v
timber from the following described tract of
land, situate on the North Fork of Fry creek
about fifteen miles f om Kootenay lake West
Kootenay district, beginning 111 a post placed
about a mile from the Caldwell timber limit,
thence running north 20 chains, thence east
ho chains, tbence south 80 chains thence west
80 chjrins, thence north 00 chains to point of
Inning,
ated this 25th day of Februaiy. A. D 1!)04
22 J. W ALTER GARDNER, Locator.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days vfter
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commisbionei of Lands and Works for
a license to cut and carry away timber from
the following described tract of land, situate
on  Sixteen-Mile creek, a   tributary   of the
North Fork of Fry ere k, beginning at a post
pieced about a quarter of a milt from the
mouth of Sixtoen-Mile creek, thence running
west 60 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 20 chains to point of beginning
Hated this 26th day of February, A. D. 1904
22 J  WALTER GARDNER, Locator.
until
builds
the dif-
cians pay
ings; for prize
fights-
-no
fakes  toler-
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date t intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wot as for
a special license to cut and carry awoy timber
from the following described lnnd, situate on
the North Fork of Fry creek, about 21 miles
from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay district,
beginning at a post placed about a mile east
from the Hiram A Carney limit No. 1, thence
running north 10 eh..ins, thrnce east HOchaius,
thence south 80chains, thence west 80 chains.
thence north 60 chains to the point of beginning. HIRAM A. CARNEY, Locator.
By J. W Gaidner, Agent.
Dated this 27th day of February, A. D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given tfiat thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
eight miles from its mouth and about fourteen miles from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed about
a mile east of the Samuel Benzie limit No. 1,
thence running south 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence north 80 ohains, the> ce west
80 chains to point of beginning.
Dated this 2nd day of March. A. D. 1904.
W. GERALD GARDNER, Locator.
22 By C. C. Poynta, Agent.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
8 miles from its mouth and about 14 miles
from Kootenay lake to the east boundary,
and one mile east from the Samuel Benzie
limit No. 1, thence running south 70 ohains,
thence west &> chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence*south 10 chains
to point of beginning.
Dated this 2nd day of March. A. D. 1904.
W. GERALD GARDNER, Locator.
By C. C. Poynta, Agent.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date 1 intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Coinmissioper of Lands and Works for a
special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situato on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
seven miles from its mouth, and about 13
miles from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay
district, beginning at a post placed about two
miles east of the mouth of Grant creek,thence
running 10 chains south, thence 16) chains
west, thence 40 chains north, thence 160 chains
east, thence SO chains south to point of beginning. SAMUEL BENZIE, Locator.
J. W. Gardner, Agent.
Dated this 2nd day oi March, A. D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
afterdate I intend to a ply to the Honorable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following describid tract of
land, situate on the North Fork of Fry creak.
about se\ en teen miles from Kootenay lake,
West Kootenay district, beginning at a post
placed about one mile east from post No. 1 of
the A. Carney limit, thence running north 10
chains, thence east 80 chains, thenoe south
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north
70 chains to point of beginning.
Dated this 26th day of February. A D. 1904.
A. CARNEY, Locator.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply te the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the North Fork of Fry creek, about
nineteen miles from Kootenay lake, West
Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed
about one mile east from post No. 2 of the A.
Carney limit, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 cdains, thence
north 80 chains io point of beginning.
Dated this 26th day of February, A. D. 1904.
HIRAM A. CARNEY, Locator.
By J. W. Garduer, Agent.
Notice *k hereby fiiven that thirty days after
lite I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Co 1 missioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to cut and oarry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
four miles from  its mouth  and about ten
miles from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay
district, beginning at a post placed at about
two miles west of post No. 1 of the Samuel
Benzie limit, thence running south 40 chains,
thence west 40 chains; thence north 80 ohains,
thence east 120 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of beginning.
Dated this 3rd day of March. A. D. 1904.
SAMUEL BENZIE. Locator.
By J. W. Gardner, Agent, Poplar, B. C, March 25, 1904
THE NUGGET.
THE NUGGET
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B. C.
and is sent to any address for 12.00 a year.
Commercial «dve;tising is £1.50 an inch for
four insertions. Reading notices 15 cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
oents a line first insertion, and 5 cents a line
oaoh subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, *7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, $10. Address all letters to The
Nugget. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWERY, Proi'KIKToh.
FRIDAY,  MARCH 25, 1904.
EDITORIAL NUGGETS.
Hole cards are out ot season in
Ferguson.      	
A bard trail often ends in front of a
jail, or a bank.
A contented mind is worth more
than the biggest gold proposition on
any planet.    	
The Tribune has stuck the knite
into the municipal politics of Nelson
and turned it round.
Under the wash many a rich vein
hides. Stick that in your pack when
you hit the hills next summer,
Poplar has no tourist association,
but it has sights to see that cannot be
found in Paris or New York.
Poplar and Paradise are similar.
Both have gold in the streets, although the latter place beats us out
on angels.	
Letters arriving in Poplar are gray
with age, and smell of smelter smoke.
No wonder Sir Mulock makes the
postoffbe pay.	
The only real certain thing up to
date is death, An earthquake might
swallow a town and the inhabitants
to evade the taxes. '
Millions otdoliais in gold will be
shipped out of Poplar, even if all the
showings in the cam p peter out at a
depth of one hundred feet.
Dollar bills have not yet sprouted
on the trees around Poplar, but ere
long the streets will be paved with
gold shaken from the boots of an army.
Poplar is eight months old and not
a single man has yet been served for
breakfast Can it be possible that the
glory of the Great West has become
so dim?	
Parsons preac i pretty sermons in
Poplar, and the inhabitants will soon
be so good that butter will remain
solid in the lower tunnel of their
upper workings,
A young man in Vancouver killed
himself the other day because he had
gone broke gambling. If people
around these diggings would do that
we would have the healthiest and
. fattest cemetery between here vnd
Lardo. 	
The C. P. R. does not respect Poplar. It has neither an agent nor a
telegraph operator here, and plainly
shows how the camp can be worked
when the officials of a great road
wish to stab a town built on another
railway grant than their own.
Rossland is getting on its new
clothes, Slocan has zinc in its bonnet,
Boundary hns copper toes on its shoes
and fhe Lardeau is throwing away
its short pants and preparing o show
the world that it is old enough to
vote and jingle Poplar nuggets in its
jeans. 	
This has been the coldest * inter
in Ontario for 63 years. Some think
it is a punishment by the Almighty
for telling Him how to run the universe. You know, back in Barrie
and Toronto, they offer up prayers
for almost anything they want ex
cept reason. Last summer they
prayed tor cold weather and the
Lord was a little slow, but gave them
plenty this winter. This winter they
prayed for hot weather, and it is an
even break to bet that by next
August the thermometer will be on
the roof and the crowd hollering
for ice.    	
Why He Did Not Get On.
He had low ideals.
He did not dare to take changes.
He had too many irons in the tire.
He was never a whole man at anything.
He thought a good business should
run itself.
He did not appreciate the value of
appearances.
He did not know how to duplicate
himself in others.
He let gruff, indifferent clerks
drive away his business.
He trusted incompetent friends with
responsible positions.
He would not change fairly good
methods for better ones.
He did things over and over again
because he lacked system.
He thought he knew all there was
to know about his business.
He tried to economize by cutting
down advertising appropriation.
He was a good, honest man, but
he did not do business in a business
way.-Success.
POPLAR MEAT MARKET
A. 0, 08TBY, PROPRIETOR.
Fresh and Salt Meats. Fish and Fowl
OYSTERS IN SEASON
THE KAISER HOUSE
IN POPLAR
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation 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 Place to Buy
FURNITURE
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
and
Funeral Directors.
NELSON, B. C.
NOTICE.
Notice ii hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lands,
situated on the north side of the Lardo river,
commencing at a post marked E. L. Master-
son, south east corner. Post stand* on the
north bank of the Lardo river, opposito the
mouth of Poplar creek, thence north 20chains,
thence west 40 chains, thenc * south 20 chains,
thence east 40 chains, following bank of Lardo
river to place of commencement, containing
80 aores, more or less.      E. L. MASTERSON.
Poplar, B. C, Maroh 15,1904
KEEP YOUR OPTICS ON
GOLD HILL
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL
iPOKHKILY HOTEL INN.)
Hanson & Ostby, Proprietors.
^    First-class in every department.    Wines Liquors and Cigars the J
finest  procurable.    The   Menu   has no equal in the
Lerdeau.    Call and be convinced that
THE   COMMERCIAL IS   THE   BEST
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. THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, March 25, 1904.
POPLAR
HOTEL
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
results.
ARMSTRONG   &   ALflSTROfl
DAVE    FERGUSON'S    DEATH.
Body  Found   Near  Saanich   01s
Vancouver   Island.
The following taken from the Vic
toria Daily Times of th* 14th inst.
is published on account of its local
interest, the deceased being a personal friend of nearly every pros-
pccKii* and business man in the Lar-
d< an district:
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Davtd rVnruson, the.
well known mining man, has been
solved at last. Yesterday afternoon
his body was found in the Imsh
alongside tie Saanich road, about
half a mile above Young's lostoftice.
It was l\ ing in a secluded spot about
twenty yards from the main high
wa> near where it is joined bv a
small branch road
The disco very was made by Mr.
Pirn lot* between 2 and 3 o'clock. He
had just ontoted the bush when he
saw what he thought was the form
(if a man lying on the ground near a
couple of dead logs. Closer investigation disclosed that such was the
case and he at once notified tl.ose in
the neighborhood. The natural sup
position was that the body was that
of David Ferguson, and the identity
was established by the missing man's
brother, who arrived on the scene
not long afterwards.
The provincial police were communicated with, and Constables Cox
and Cmnpbell, accompanied by an
undertaker, drove out late in the af
ternoon. They found the body lying
on its face, with the arms beneath
ho hat, collar ar.d necktie were
alongside. Clenched in the right
hand was a pearl handled pocket.
knife covered with blood and flesh.
Across the throat was a deep gash
something resembling a stab, which
had severed the juglar vein. The
legs were extended. In the pockets
were $2,05 in change, a silver watch
and gold chain, a miner's compass
and a bundle of 1« tters. 'I he face
was considerably decomposed, the
hair and beard having fallen off, but
the features were recognizable to a
certain extent. The body was clad
in a dark suit. Th* hat, which was
lying alongside, was a white fedora.
The mysterious disappearance of
David Ferguson created quite a sensation. He was in sound health,
very wealthy, in fact he had everything to live for, and when it was reported that he was missing his friends
considered it inconceivable that he
had destroyed himself. They thought
that he had either left the city or
had  been  murdered.     He arrived
here from the interior near the end
of last November and registered at
the  Dominion hotel.   He remained
there until December 19th, the day
on which he was seen last.   It was
not until the hotel became crowded
and his room was required that his
disappearance was noticed.   It was
then discovered that his appartment
had not been occupied for several
days.   At that time, however, little
was thought of the circumstance, because Mr.  Ferguson, on a previous
occasion, had left for Saanich without
giving notice, and it was presumed
he had done the same this time.
Later, it was learned that he had
not gone to visit his relatives at
Saanich, and anxiety as to his whereabouts arose. On the return of his
1 brother Andrew from the interior the
matter was placed in the hands of
the city and provincial police. A
reward ot $1,C00 for the recovery of
the body, dead or alive, was inserted
in the local uress, and every effort
exerted to lind a clue. Search parties were organized, the waters
about Victoria were dragged and the
woods scoured.
When all this search failed to reveal any traces of the missing man.
his relatives derived hope from the
theory that he had gone to California.
Somj time previous to his disappearance he had said something about
leaving the country and intimated
that when he did he would leave
very suddenly. This was the clue
the police took up and the reward
was withdrawn from the papers. Bat
no trate of his whereabouts could be
foun.l in the other cities of the co.iSi.
David Ferguson was 42 years of
age and was born in „(Jrand Bend,
Huron county, Out. He came to this
province twenty years ago and cm
barked in mining. He located the
townsite which now bears his name,
and with his biothers engaged in
mining enterprises on an extensive
scale They controlled the Triune,
which was sold to a company, David
Ferguson retaining his interest. He
also owned a considerable quantity
of other property near Ferguson, his
holdings being worth more than $100,
000. He was a capable business man
and very popular, possessing a frank
generous disposition, which won him
a high place in the esteem of his
many acquaintances.
He leaves a father and mother,
resident at Saanich, six brothers and
two sisters. All the family, with the
exception  of  one  sister,   reside   in
Victoria.
An inquest was held and a verdic
returned that deceased committed
suicide when despondent.
Mr. Caudle on Top.
As she paused foi breath he reached
for his hat and staited for the door.
Where are you going! she asked.
I am ^oing to telegraph for Marconi, he replied, and telf him that
after he has perfected his wireless
telegrayhy there is another field of
much the same nature for him to in
vade.
What is it? she demanded.
I want him to devote his intellect
to the invention of a voiceless curtain
lecture.
The easiest way for a girl to catch
a husband is not to run after him.
Many a good man who engages in
ma rimonial warfare goes down to
defeat.
It is pretty tough when a man can't
even get credit tor his good intentions.
One kind of charity is the finding
of excuses fur the faults of the people
we dislike.
JOHN KEEN
Notary   and   Commissioner
POPLAR AND KASLO.
Starkey & Co., 7»XTt
Fruit, Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
' Nki.bon,B.C.
jr. n. love;
M  NELSON    EMPLOYMENT    AGENCY   ^
Help  of  All   Kinds   Furnished
ON 8HOKT NOTIC'K. I
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 town.
George   Chataway.
HOTEL BOSWORTH
GOLD HILL, B. C. •
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accommoda'ion
for mining men and tourists. Only A 1 brands
of liquors and cigars kept in stock.
THE
STRATHCONA
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West  -
Kootenay.    Always
plenty  of room  for
Poplar millionaires.
B.   TOMKINS,   flANAGER.
The
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Casey &  Murphy,  Props.
1°
The Poplar
Barber Shop
H
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£ Pioneer   Shop   of the  City
JIN POPLAR HOTEL.
TURK   D. BROWN,   PROP.
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to this office. It will not hurt
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The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
JACKSON RADCLIFFE, Prop.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Poplar.
.Cockle & Papworth.
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.
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 lenderfeet 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
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A. R. Heyland, fisftg
v«yor, Ka«lo. Poplar, B. C, March 25, 1904.
THE NUGGET.
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EDITORIAL OVERFLOW.
In Greenwood it is so dry on Sundays that many people have been driven
to drinking water.
We hope that the Japs put the Russians over the dump. It was in Russia
that la grippe got its first start.
A young man drank booze in a
Montreal drug store and died. This is
a warning. Never drink booze except
in a distillery.	
A bank clerk recently committed suicide in Wallaceburg, No cause could
be assigned for the act. Perhaps the
size of his salary drove him crazy.
The fools are not all dead. One was
arrested the other day for stealing
diamonds. He should have started a
store and failed before the wholesale
man could tap his bank account.
Hugh Sutherland has gone into the
gypsum business in Manitoba, or will
do so when he gets the land from the
government Hugh is liable to make
a fortune in his latest venture, and
plaster his old age with dollar bills.
Toronto is real sociable. A man
was arrested the other day in that city
because he sold a few candies on Sunday, while at the same time innocent
children were slowly dying in a Bay
street cellar, for the lack of heat, food
and fresh air Verily some people
swallow country rock and gag at
diamonds.
MINING FLOAT.
In February Cripple Creek produced
53,500 tons of ore, of the gross bullion
value ol $1,709,600.
The power plant for the Victoria
property, Lake dfstrict, embraces the
novelty of compressing air direct by
water power, instead of generating
electrical energy for this purpose.
Since the Canadian government
abolished the 10 per cent export duly
on Klondike gold and adopted the 2%
per cent royalty lax on the output,
operators think the burden much
lighter.
The new mill being erected for experimental work at Telluride, Colo.,
instead of being to handle the dust is
to treat fines and slimes of the ores,
which are to be   separated  from the
sands while the ore is in a raw state.
Fare on the rail line between Skag-
way and White Horse is 20 cents a
mile for 'he run of 110 miles, and many
of the miners going or coming walk
instead of taking the railway, when
they are not pressed for time.
The 100-drill compressor for No. 5
shaft of the Tamarack copper mine,
Lake district, which was ordered three
years ago, is being set up at this time,
together wilh the new double hoist.
Heretofore air for No. 5 has been
pumped from other shafts quite distant.
W. A. Gilford, secretary of the International Mining Association, with
headquarters at El Paso, Texas, announces that it is the purpose of the
association to hold a mining carnival
at El Paso during the 1904 session of
the Iirigation Congress.
The directors of the Calumet and
Hecla have declared a dividend of $10
a share, payable this month, which
brings the total dividends of the company up to $85,850,000. The capital
stock of the company is $2,500,000.
The dividend just declared is the same
as that declared three months ago.
As an evidence of the restrictions
being piled around Cripple Creek lessees, it Is said that one of the last leases
given by the Stratton estate was to
George Keener, in which he stipulated
not to ship any ore worth less than $15,
leaving it on the ground, that he would
pay 25 per cent, flat royalty, not extract ore below the 125 level, and limits
his lease to 18 months.
There is a gradual increase in the
flow of water from the El Paso drainage
tunnel, Cripple Creek, indicating that
the work of unwatermg proceeds as
rapidly as ever. The last measurement
showed 6,530 gallons per minute, and
it is said by the management of-the
work that the amount of water that has
already run through the tunnel would
have cost more to pump than ii cost to
construct the tunnel.
By order in council hydraulic leases
in the Klondike have been done awav
with, and future operations of placer
gronnd shall be under the usual placer
regulations. The hydraulic lease privilege was granted in 1898, and has
since been amended several times.
The order in council will not affect
leases existing where the lessees comply wilh the terms of the lease, bui
will prevent further leasing of this
ground.
The consolidation at Butte of properties owned by Senator Clark,   includ-
McKinnon &
Sutherland
In their store at Ferguson
have the goods. Drop them
a line when you want anything
for your house.
ing Ihe Original, Stewart and other
ground, has been perfected. The company is capitalized at $10,000,000, of
which Senator Glark holds a majority
of the stock. During the past year the
Original and Stewart have been
equipped with new hoisting machinery
valued at $78,000, and the wooden
head frames have been replaced with
steel frames, worth about $50,000 in
in addition.
Ihe Rocky Mountain smelter, situated near Florence, Colo., will be sold
to the United States Milling company,
known as the mill trust. The plant
was constructed to treat the pyritic
ores of Crtpplc Creek, but after its
completion it was found that enough
ore could not be secured of the grade
required to keep it in operation, although the process was admirably
adapted to cheap results. When the
milling trust secures the plant, which
cost $350,000 to erect,   it   is expected
McKINNON 81
SUTHERLAND
FERGUSON. B. C.
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.
that the smelter will be pui into com-
mission as an auxiliary to the com-
pany's mills.
CAR LOAD
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GROCERIES
Will arrive about the 25th
itist. Largest and most
complete stock yet received in Poplar.
Mining Supplies
And Hardware
Boots and Shoes, Gents'
Suits and Furnishings,
Giant Powder, Caps and
Fuse.
E. L. MASTERSON
POPLAR, B. C.
FOR SALE, CHEAP
One hardwood carved bar, one well
imide blackjack tabic with turn.d
legs, one round jioker table turned
legs and a medium barroom stove,
all in good order
E. A.  Cameron,   Sandon.
Poplar  Townsite
See Future Ads.
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brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly & Nelson.
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