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VOL, I.   No. 30.
Poplar, b. c| June 24, 1904.
$2.00 A Year.
Work was commenced the past week
on the Mother Lode, one of the properties of the Lucky Jack No. 2 Mining
company. The property is situated
about two miles up the creek from
Poplar, and htm a ! 5-foot lead. About
four feet of this is talc, carrying an
average gold value of $7 to the ton;
g feet is concentrating galena, and 2
solid galena. Several assays have been
made from the lead and the results
have been almost uniform. The talk
runs between $7 and $7 50 in gold,
and the galena across the whole eleven
feet runs from $16 to $17 in silver and
between $14 and $15 in gold, thus
giving about $30 for the galena and
concentrates, and $7 for the free milling portion of the ledge. Taken alone,
of course the two feet of solid galena
will give much higher values than this,
running up into hundreds of dollars to
the ton, but as the company intends to
mine the whole ore body, and not
gouge the rich pay-streak, Ihe assay
values across the whole lead can oily
be considered in the practical working
of the mine and its possibilities as a
dividend-payer in the near fniure. The
lead runs east and we*, with a dip o'
about 60 degrees to the north, and is
between schist and porphyry. The
ledge has been traced 01 (he surface
for a distance of five hundred feet. Two
shifts, and probahly three, will be put
at work the bewinning  of next   week
Owing  to Mr. A. L.   Houston, w!
has charge of the work, being called
lo Rossland by the death of his child,
The Nugget is unable to give as full a
report on this property as intended,
but sufficient data ha een given to
form some idea of the possibilities o
the Mother Lode as a  dividend   payer.
In discussing the formation of this
new camp, it may be well lo draw attention to the following extract fiom
the well known work of Professor
James Furman Kemp, A. B. ML K.,
professor of geology at Columbia university:
" The older, and formerly the chtel
source of gold in the Black Hills, Is in
the great zone or fahlband of schists
near Lead City, which carries little
lenzes or veinlets of quartz, with auriferous pyrites.
" The pay is thought to lie in the
schistt. The ores are free-milling and
are controlled by the Homestake com-
dany. They are situated in and near
Uad City, in hills which form steep
divides between narrow gulches.
" The schists strike N. 20, west, and
dip 60 east, and in the Golden Star are
stoped out in a cross section over 450
" Porphyry dykes cut the shisls and
have spread laterally, so as in their
present eroded condition to appear like
surface caps of lava.
They may have exercised an important influence in the enrichment of the
whists, but it seems certain  that  gold
was present in them in the Carnprian evening, June 17, to receive and act
times, because the Cambrian sediments upen tne report of the advertising corn-
where carefully panned  almost always miltee.
afford some trace of the yellow  metal, j John Hambly, chairman of the com-
4 The  special  local  enrichments of mittee,   read  letters  from   the  Seattle
the schists may  have  been  influenced Post-Intelligencer and  the Vancouver
by  the  porphyry.    The  ores are  low
grade, running $3 to $4 or less.
1 In addition to the types of ore body
described above, there are found
throughout the schists of the hills occasional quarlz veins, of the so-called
"aggregated" variety, that have
vielded a little gold
"Recently pegmatites near Harney
Peak have proved productive, affording
ores similar in their geology to those
described by Hussak from Ouro Preto,
Brazil, and to some in the Tronsvaal."
There is now an opportunity for
some of our prospectors to make an interesting comparison with the ores
they are now finding in the Poplar
creek, Rapid creek and Cascade creek
districts, and we hope and beliexe they
will succeed. At all events this information from the pen of an able geologist, written so late as  last  year, can
not but assist them.
iFrom Our Own Correspondent.
Some excitement was occasioned at
Kaslo the o4h*tv4«iy by the fact that a
prospector in doing his assessment
work struck a very rich vein of quartz
in the ledge upon which he was working.
This is not strange, for it is well
known thai there is gold in the vicinity
of Kaslo, nor is it new to the world
that work has in this case, as it always
does, proved that values exist, and can
be found when properly and energetically sought for in such formation as
exists there.
The facts shortly were as follows:
Dr. Leon La Costa has been the owner
of the mineral claim Kaslo for some
two or three years, and the week before last started to do the annual assessment work thereon. He commenced to work in a fresh place at the
lower end of the claim, about 300 feet
above Kaslo and 250 feet from the
Kaslo river. The work consisted of an
open cut into the hill, so as to get
ready for his tunnel. After he had got
into the liili about twenty feet he struck
a fine quartz ledge in which a small
amount of free gold was visible, together with some native copper. Further developmentment encouraged him
to continue and he now has the work
carried in to a face of about 25 feet. A
quantity of the rock has been sent
away to a smelter for testing purposes,
and the result will determine the
amount of work which will be undertaken to fully determine the prospect.
The test will be watched with great
interest by all the prospectors in the
camp. -
World, offering to publish articles
weekly free of charge, providing no
attempt was made lo advertise particular properties.
Moved by John Hambly, seconded by
J. Working.jthat a committee of not less
than five be appointed to obtain da'a
and prepare articles for publication.
The committee appointed were John
Keen, John Hambly, E. Harrop, E. L.
Masterson, George Chataway and F.
A. Tamblyn.
In reply to a question, E. L. Masterson said that owing 10 material being on the ground and the difficulty in
obtaining sufficient funds, it was decided by the building committee that
that it would be impossible to erect a
larger building than one 18 by 30
without going in debt.
The meeting then adjourned.
width. At present the work being
done consists of ground sluicing, but
during the summer a tunnel will he
run to lap the lead at depth.
A compressor is  to  be  installed  on
the Silver Dollar near Camborne.
Neil Morrison and Frank Fell went
up Wednesday to workman the Spyglass.
The Jumbo in the Camborne district
has a ib fool lead, assaying $11 in gold
to the ton. 	
The number of miner's lirenses issued at the Poplar sub-office, as renewals were 201.
P. DeVine has resigned the foreman-
ship of the Spyglass, and has gone to
Ferguson to take a similar position
at the Silver Cup.
I. Finn is working two men on the
Margurithe and Line, Rapid creek, on
an 18-inch lead of quartz. The work
so far done consists of open   crosscuts.
Oscar Nelson and Jos. Pattinson are
working on the Joker, an adjoining
claim to the Swede group, on a 2-feot
lead ofquarlz which pans freely in gold.
Jack Chism made a rich strike on
a claim adjoining the Broken Hill,
Rapid creek, ihis week, but particulars
could not be obtained before going to
On the Olympia, lying between the
Home Run and the Swede, Jos. Vers-
choile has art 18-inch quartz lead which
is very rich in gold visible to the naked
eye. Work will be continued on the
lead during the summer.
Ben Lawson is doing assessment
work on the Gold Bug, south of the
town. The lead is quartz, three feet in
width and carrying considerable free
gold in Huggets ranging from the size
! of a pin-head up, besides good  values
! in finer gold.
Henry Magnussen and Eric Strand
are making a six-mile trail up to their
claims on Tenderfoot creek. The
claims are the Klondike, Silver Cable
and Hub, and have a 2-foot lead of
solid galena assaying between $80 and
$100 to the ton in silver, besides good
gold values. The trail will be a great
convenience to claim owners on Tenderfoot, as heretofore it was impossible
lo take pack animals up the creek.
This week a rich discovery of free
gold was made on the Bismarck, on
Rapid creek, owned by Schmidt and
Rodgers. The strike is said to be
equal to any yet found on the creek,
running thousands of dollars to the
ton. Schmidt and Rogeis own five
claims on Rapid creek, the Bismarck,
Gladstone, Humming Bird, North
Star, and Coronation. There are four
leads on the claims, the largest of
which is 30 feet in width. The development work on the group consists
of a tunnel between three and four
hundred feet in length and a number
of open cuts crosscutling the leads.
The first payment has been made on
the Albion and Bow Bells, Rapid creek,
by C. T. Porter to R- Burns and A. J.
Gordon. This to some extent proves
that the claim owners of Rapid creek
were correct in the statement that Mr.
Porter had discovered very rich rock
on the group of claims lately acquired
by him. Since Mr. Porter has got
control of a group of claims, said to be
exceptionally rich in gold values, there
is no doubt bul that development work
on an extensive scale will be commenced at once. If the statements
made by prospectors were incorrect,
we need not expect to see any great
activity on trie Broken Hill group this
So far only two prospectors have
taken advantage of the offer made by
Mr. Keen some weeks ago to bear all
the expense of freigwt and Ueatment
on 200-pound samples of schist sent to
be tesled by the Hendryx process in
Spokane. A glance at the extract
from Professor Kemp's book, appearing
in the first column of this page, will
show the importance of having a
thorough test of the schisis of this district. There is no doubt but that the
schists carry gold values, but whether
in paying quantities or not has yet to
be determined. For each sample of 200
pounds the cost of freight and treatment will amount to about $20. This
expense Mr. Keen has kindly offered to
bear, so the claim owners should do
their part.   	
A zinc plant is lo be erected near
New Denver.
The   Alamo   concentrator   resumed
operations last week.
Sixly   tons of   ore   will   be  shipped
from the Reco this month. ■
Poplar, B. C, June 24, 1904.
Is puMishe i every Friday at Poplar, B. G.
and is sent to any address for $800 a year.
Commercial adve;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
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, #7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, s*lt». Address all letters to The
NCOOBT. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWERY, Pboi'RIKTok.
FRIDAY,  JUNE 24, 1904.
It is quite evident that Fisher has
Dun donald.	
That Nova Scotia regiment should
be called "Fisher's Alfalfa Invincible*" 	
A number of deals went through
in Poplar last week, involving large
The police department of Phoenix
has a skeleton in its closet—a living
skeleton. J u<jU g, WJU> ? ?
Earl Grey is to be our next gov-
ernor general. It is to be hoped that
he will not get mixed up with Hon.
Fishor's alfalfa department.
pany was sure of the tonnage in that
camp, so did not build spurs to accommodate the mine owners. It was
a case of come to me or go to blazes.
Now Jim Hill has got possession of
land in the vicinity of the lower tun-
nelsjof the Granby mines and the 0
P. R.. when too late, is beginning to
hu,tle. Sir Shaughnessy will find
his road in the same position in the
Lardeau in a couple of years. Jim
Hill will be in to the mines of Poplar
and the Upper Lardeau before the C.
P. R. officials knjw that mines are
being worked in this district.
New Denver is again going to
ha\ea zinc plant New Denver is
liable to become as great a zinc treating center as Kaslo is a smelter town.
The hoe is migliter than the sword;
the maker ot ensilage greater than
the moulder of the empire's fighting
material. The pen is not in it when
Sydney wields the hoe.
The Kootenuian makes up its news
page largely by selecting matter
irom The Nugget. It might be
cheaper tor that paper to have a
patent printed at this office.
Applications for liquor licenses
must be advertised in a paper published in ihe locality. Hence tb re
has not been a legal meeting of the
license commissioners for this district
and no licenses can be leg.dly issued.
Kaslo is in the throes of a mining
excitement. If there is a mining
boom in Mexico, a smelter boom in
Missouri, or a real estate boom in
Winnipeg, Kaslo appears get in the
swirl. The city on the lake is certainly not immune from booms.
The Nelson Tribune is much like
a garrulous fern tie—it must have the
last say. So far as the people of Pop
lar district are concerned the question
of who runs a daily paper in Nelson
is of little importance. We want the
news and the latest possible news.
The Gity of Greeuwood, by and
with the advice of Alderman Caul-
field, has changed Western time one
hour. It is written that once upon a
time a very great man commanded
the sun to stand still while he was
doing a carving stunt. It is to be
hoped that Greenwood's enterprising
alderman will not condescend to become a mere imitator by disarranging the solar system.
For several years the C. P. R, has
had the cinch at Phoenix.   The com-
It is about time that something besides a mere title was sent over to
act as governor-general of Canada,
This grand Dominion is becoming
sufficiently civilized to tolerate a
commoner as its figureheud for at
least four years. Canada has had a
surfeit of titles. There was the
Princess Louise and the Marquis of
Lome, Lord Lansdowne & Co., Lady
Aberdeen and husband, Lord Minto
and Lady Minto, and now Earl Grey,
who is said to be an aristocrat of the
aristocrats, and is bound to get mixed
up with the ensilage department.
What is the matter with Joe Chamberlain and wife? We have b conn*
too aristociaf.ic. Even ihe agricultural department has the nerve to sit
on the head drill instructor—the hoe
snubbing the epaulets, an unheard of
Visitor—Do they treat you well
here? Prisoner—Generally they
does, onlv they hurts me feelings by
their lackiof cdifidence. The. won't
let me have a latch key. HSM*"
Hawthorne Bros
Miners and  Prospsciors'
The hotel is furnishe I ami littu<I up i i the
most modern stylo. Best of aoooromoda ion
for niiiiiiu'. inen ami toiui.fcs. Only A 1 brand*
of liquor.-, and oigttrd kept n stock.
Casey & Mobbs, Props.
Beer and Aerated Waters
Frank A. Tamblyn, Agt, Poplar
The Miners' Hotel
Gold Hill, B. C.
Plenty of accommodation for
Travelers,    Prospectors   and
John Uloin, Proprietor
^:?^^^h^$»;: x: ^ )ic ^ ?K >K )K ^ ^ ^coic ^c :k x: ^:^h^
*f*. _§
Dominion Hotel
Has ample accommodation for a I
1  large number of people.   The table §
If  is supplied with the best in the mar- %
H  ket.  The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly A Nelson.
Fresh and  Salt  Merits, 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-
home. FRED KAISER, Proprietor.
oplar Townsite
ee Future Ads.
Hanson & Ostby, Proprietors.
j   First-class in every department.    Wines Lienors and Ci^.rs the S
j llnest   procurable.    The   Menu   hui no equal in ihe I
| Le'rdeau.    Gall and he convinced  that
Poplar, B. C, June 24, 1904.
One of the richest,   but yet undeveloped sections ot this district, says
the Sandon Standard, is around Bear
Lake.   There are  many  properties
around there, the chiet ol  which so
tar are the Ore Or No-U<, ilie Silver
Glance and the Empress.    The latter
has attracted a good deal of atten
tion on account of the rich ore found
there.     The Empress comprises   a
irruup ol twelve claims ow iud almost
entirely   by   A.   C.   Vaumoerkirk.
'phe Knioress proper i-» located  the
lowest of them all and on  it the most
ot the work  has been done.    In all
some 700 Itet of drifting and upraising lias been done in the wayofde
velopuit nt, which  has > idhled over
$30,000 wor h ot ore.   The  Km press
ore is very rich, chiefly on   count of
tne   black  sulphurettes it contains.
Kightrvll sacks sent to Nelson biuelter
netted returns equivalent to $1 per
pound, while a 15 ton shipment gave
assa> returns ol 287 ounces ol silver I unless Is is won by honest industry
Boys fail to realize that some dayi^
they   will   know as  little  as their
A mart good breeding is the best
security against another man's bad
The  greatest happiness that this
world can Kive is obtained by making others happy.
Yes, my husband loved to go down
town to play poker. Was he out
often? Not often, but much.
Mother-Now, Tommy, which
would you rather do—have a donkey
ride or watch father bathe ?
Many a fool man expresses his wil
lingness to  die  for a woman who
wouldn't even take in washing for
Ferdy - She is all the world to me'f
What would you advise me to do?
Percy—See a little more ot the world,
old chap.
No succese is worthy of the name
and $4.03 in gold per ton. At pres
en tunneling is not in over 70 feet in
any ot the workings, the lead has
Inen followed from surface showings.
Krom wall to wall \\ averages six
teet and has been struck in the lower
level. The black sulphurettes occur
in small, finely powdeivd streaks
and are hard to discern and save
from the waste.
Xo Doubt About It.
As is generally known, seamen's
return t ckets are issued by most rail-
was ;> at s«i«port towns in Knyland to
sailors at itduced raus; but when
the other d»y a somewhat ^tvlishly
dressed yung man demanded one to
Birmingham, the booking clerk at
the  southeas'tM-n   seaport t<>wn  de-
Sertnen's ivturns are only issued to
sailors, he snapped.
Well, I'm a  sailor  w.is the replx.
I have only your word fur that,
said the clerk. How am I to know it
is correct ?
How are yon to know? came the
ans er. Why, you lea:her recked,
swivel-eyed son ot a sea c >ok, if >ou
feel my starboard boom running foul
of your head Hunts you'll know I've
been doing more than sii on a stool
and bleating all mv life.
Dancing in Good Old Times.
A Foxcroft. Me., man has dug out
a batch of old ball invitations received
by an ancestor in the 30s. In each
case the dancing began at 4 p.m.,
I'M that does not mean that they also
went home earlier in the good old
Few Wliite Elephants.
A great elephant catcher is authority for the statement that but 24
white elephants have been caught
since the commencement of the
Christian era.
One is as often duped by diflideoee
as by confidence.
Politeness occasionally beats the
almighty dollar under the wire.
It requires about four pounds of
fresh leaves to make one pound of
dried tea.
and a brave breasting of the waves
of fortune.
Ot the population of Boston only
35 per cent, are native born ot native
parents, while 05 per cent are
There are only two kinds of children—yuur own perfect little cherubs
and the ill behaved brats owned by
other people.
Fortunate is the man who can forget that he is married long enough
to look pleasant when he is having
his photograph taken.
The women in Japan are now
1 rgely employed in telephone and
postoftiees, and they are said to be
excellent bookkeepers.
Hewitt—So we have hugged the
same girl. Lewitt—Yes, I suppose
she looks upon us as members of the
Associated Press.
Counsel—Don't you think that an
exorb;tant price to pay for a coffin?
Undertaker— Coffins ain't boots. You
have no second profits for repairs.
In Pan every chauffeur has to
pass an examination and drive a
government expert through certain
districts before he is granted a license.
To be able to use the tongue fluently is undoubtedly a great advantage in many cases; but the power to
keep silent is equally advantageous
What we regard at the time as a
great catastrophe may, viewed
through the light ot subsequent
events, turn out to be a blessing in
Doctor—Your wife, sir is suffering
from general functional derangement
Mr. Parvenu—I knew it. Perhaps
she'll g've me credit for knowing a
tew things after this. I told her to
leave ofT gadding to all those swell
tunctions or she'd be ill. Now she's
deranged. Is she likely to be violent, doctor?
Now doth the busy Japanese
Improve each warlike minute
By loading: up his little gun
And handing out what's in it.
He steered across the room at ni:hl
The room was pitchy black;
He loudly swore-and then wentott
Upon another tack!
It is the coming City at the Second Crossing.
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.
Kootenay Railway and
Naoigation Co. Ltd.
International Navigation and
Trading Company, Limited,
Kaslo and Slocan Railway
K. & S. RY.
Lv.   8:80 a.m.            Sandon           Ar. 4:25 p.
Ar. I(h4» a. m.            Kaslo           LLv. 2:00 p.
Lv, 1:80 p. m.             Kaslo             Ar. 11:00 a.
Ar. 4:80 p.m.              Nelson             liT.   8:0Oa.
Tickets sold to all parts of the United
Slates and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particulars call on or
Manager, Kaslo.
In New Denver
Is one of the cosiest hotels in
the Slocan for a man in
search of food, drink or a
downy couch.    Ask for
when you get inside the door.
Notary  and   Commissioner
Baillie, Vara & Co.
Mining Investments.
Mining Properties for Salo In all Parts
of British Columbia.
Starkey & -Co., $&£*&
Fruit Errs, Bacon and other Provisions.
A. R. Heyland,
veyor, Kaslo.
Land Sur-
E.   Ferguson   & Co.
Nelson, B. C.
1 Wholesale  dealers in   Wines,   Liquors
' and Cigars.    Agents for Pabst beer.
j. h. love:
of   All   Kinds   Furnished
ON SHORT NOTICK. I Foplar, B. C, June 24, 1904.
1 flJi     i^lUUU^l
Muddle at the Chapleau.
Bad luck seems to cling to the
Chapleau, preventing its being operated to the extent its merit warrants. The French owners suspended
operations three years ago with their
affairs in a bad muddle, and that
section of the camp has been a sufferer ever since. A similar situation
prevails under the present manage
ment and the outlook is uncertain.
During the winter it wr.s announced Seattle parties had secured
a ten year lease on the Chapleau and
had formed a company to operate the
mine. In the early spring a force of
men went up to the mine and got it
into shape, as well as the mill and
train. Mining operations commence 1
and a line body of ore opened up, re
suiting in the mill being set running.
A satisfactory clean up was made,
the amalgam and concentr*tcs being
sent to Nelson, the returns from
which are in the bank awaiting dis
Not long after work commenced
at the mine, trouble broke out among
those interested in the lease, and
there have boen some lively passages,
The men kept at work awaiting a
solution ol the difficulty and the payment of their wages N«-t receiving
the money they all came down the
hill. I). Arnot, who furnished t< e
supplies, ard W. Davidson, who
worked at the mine, have both been
in Nelson, endeavoring to get the
lease turned over to them for t »•
men. The litter have met and
agreed to return to work if tne lease
is fixed up, and tike out ore to meet
liabilities They claim the mine its
in good shape and can easily be made
pay.—Slocan Drill.
Strange Curias.
For some people ti.ere is a positive
fascination in the gruesome, and their
chief ambu 1011 in lite seems to be to
establish a private chamber ot horrors. One of the V.mderbilts, who
died some years age, had a mania
for collecting the boots ot men and
women who ha . died on tiie son fluid,
and a new execution threw him into
a lever of anticip.tiou. When Oui
teau met his fate this collector
traveled by special train to Washington and wasied three ua \ s before he
managed to m.ike a deal with the the
executioner to get the assassin's
boots. Mr. V.tnderbil s collection
numbered 20J pairs, each Measured
us if it had been a coaly gem, and
labeled with the uaue of is original
owner and a lull history of his crime.
Ue took as much pleasure in adding
to his queer collection as in watching
his millions grow, and on his death
the boots were purchased by a Chicago museum for $7,000.
The Metal Nodiuin.
A new metal similar to aluminum,
but of still less weight, has been discovered by the French engineer, Al
bert Nodon, and called "nodiuin"
after him. It is manufactured by an
electric process. In color, lustre and
structure it is almost exactly like
steel. Its specific weight when
molten is only 2.4. Its resistance
against breaking is given as about
twenty pounds a square of .04 inch.
Its constancy in the air is higher than
that of aluminium. Its ductility is
between six and eight inches. The
malleability can be compared to that
of  Bronze.   It melts at  about 600
degrees .
China may be properly compared
to aitreinendous giant which has been
sleeping and is just beginning to
wake up The Chinese are not cow-
ards-tl.ey number perhaps some
three hundred and fifty millions ot
fighting men who cau live well at
halt the cost ot European armies.
As we have said before, Napoleon's
advice was: "Let China alone. We
may conquer a part ot her territory,
but we shall teach her the art of war
and then she may conquer us."
It is a great happiness to know
that the people ot China as well as
Japan are vastly more kind to animals than we Western larbarians.
Many years ago it was suggested
to a high official in China, the starting of a society tor the prevention ot
cruelty to animals. His reply was:
Cruelty to an i ma is is unknown in
China.'— Ex.
So.T,e person or persons who are
devoid  of all scruples cleared the
Kingston  cabins ot even thing that
could be carried away including
to- Is, steel, anvil, bellows, provisions,
etc., during the months that have
lapsed since the suspension ot work
last fall to the resumption a week or
so ago. Then; is an unwritten law
amongst prosectors that when in
the hills cabins are open to one and
all, even though the owner sh uld be
absent, aid alter cooking a meal 1 r
spending the night in one of these
lonely incur tain cabins the prospec
tor proeeuls on his way leaving
things as he foun i them. If the culprits who despoil d the Kingston
cabins are discovered they should be
given the extreme penalty that the
law affords.-Camborne Mine;-.
An Extraordinary Horse.
An ex«raordinarv inc dent occurred during the races at Gatwick,
England, when liappy Bird was
found fast asleep at the end ot his
run for a two mile hurdle race. Et
forts were made to rouse him and he
opened his eyes for a second or two
but promptly relapsed into slumber.
Where Bananas Are  Plentiful.
At one of the hotels at Port Antonio, Jamaica, great bunches of bananas are hung about the verandas Iree
to all the guests.
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
Bring You
^l*^'^'^111^; -^'^^SftV-»fY^^tfil f ifriiitf^ \1 /ti>i/r;^^^^^rr
to this office. It willjfnot hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
Rooms ..
Harrop Block,
Poplar, B. c.
Quiet   and  Comfortable.
Mrs. W. J. Cockle.
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 OH the Front
Pag*C 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 25c.    Address
Poplar, Nelson, or
New Denver, B. C.
?WX%TKMaNM rmwm m
The Spyglass Mining
and Development Company, Limited.
Capitalization < 500,000, divided Into 800,000 shares having a par value
<>f .1 each; 4<m,<nni shares have been plaoed in the treasury.
I>> not put it off anv longer. Invest now before the stock
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 Poplsr Creek District is con
ceded by the best mining: men who have visited the
camp. This stock will sell readily at cue dollar flat
within three months. Now you can get three share for
one dollar, payable 10% cash ajtcj 10% per month. Invest
now and you will make s ..no easv money. For further
particulars apply to
Stop at the old reliable place.
The dining room is now up to-
date. The bar contains the
best brands ot liquors and cigars
and you can depend upon being
feated right.
Poplar, B. Cm June 24, 1904.
Kd. Almstrom  relumed   from   Rossland Monday,
Miss O'Brien and Miss Johnson wenl
down to Nelson Wednesday.
Ben and Mrs. Lawson   of Nelson are
spending ihe summer in Poplar.
Jhs. Dimmick has gone lo Trout
L ike to do assessment on his claims.
J. B Mackenzie and Bruce White
went up to the Spyglass Wednesday.
Arthur Ciowing left on Wednesday
for Camborne to do assessment on his
proderties there. He will probably not
be back until August.
The Poplar postoffice has been rearranged, making it much, more convenient for the public. Postmaster
Cameron expects shortly lo  put in lock
Last ueek Neil Morrison lost a roll
of bills amounting to between $50 and
$60. Anyone finding same will be
suitably rewarded by leaving ii at the
Grand hotel.
An ice cream social will be held in
the new hall Wednesday evening next,
• he 2oJh inst., proceeds to be applied
to the purchase of an organ. One
resident )f ibe town has divided the
organ thu. : Episcopalian stops, Presbyterian keys, Baptist pedals and Roman Catholic case.
Among t|le witnesses on the Lucky-
Jack adverse case who went to Nelson
Wednesday were, E. M. Morgan, P.
H. O'Connor, Frank Holton, M. J,
Morgan, Chas. Copp and Aug. Buffalo.
It is sincerely to be hoped thai the
ownership of the property will be deeded at ths court.
I'. Mel). Kerr arrived here the past
week, having been sent into this district by ihe Methodist conference to
sllow the people how to win out without dealing seconds, and teach them
now to play the game of life so that
when the last turn is called they can
c°Pper the brimstone and play the harp
and golden crown open. The game
''Pens each Sunday evening at 8 sharp.
4J° limit. You can play right through
Jne ceiling and as far beyond the ether
ue as your imagination will carry
y°u- Kitty hit once during deal. Per-
*>,l!* lifting sleepers will be bawled.
o-oal division of the check rack among
^10se who so desire at the end of each
ea,t    In   the   new   hall   at  8  p. m.
Just as soon as the  church  business
becomes  firmly  established  in a community  the  ice   begins   to   form,  the
cream comes to the top, and the strawberries  to   grow.    The  ice  formation
usoully appears first among the sisters.
Of course this stage of church development has not yet been reached  in Pop-
lar.    The same may also be said of the
cream, for real cream has  not   become
loo plentiful in the camp, but the strawberries   have   appeared.      Wednesday
lasl Mining Recorder Simpson brought
in   from  his   ranch   at   Howser   lake
strawberries as large as turnips—small
turnips—one of them   being two Inches
in diameter.    The same day the church
committee announced an ice cream and
strawberry   social   for    the    following
week.    The Nugget does  not  wish to
get tangled up  in   church  social  controversy, but would like to^submit a few
facts lo the ladies, and sound  a note of
warning in reference to Jack Smpson°s
Howser  lake  strawberries.    They are
much too  large  for  church   purposes.
Back   east   in  the  mush  belt,  where
church socials are run on business lines,
one box of strawberries  will  serve fifty
people.      Three of   Simpson's   strawberries  will  fill  a  box.    Three strawberries   for   fifty   people !     What  an
amount of carving !
The McAllister group on the North
Fork of Carpenter creek is to be worked
this season.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up Capital, $8,700,000.    Reserve Fund, $3,000,000.
Aggregate Resources, Exceeding $83,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President. B. E WALKER, General Manager
Sacings Bank Department,    Doposirs received and Interest AHoved
Nelson Branch. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager.
Capital authorized, $4,000,000
Capital [paid up] • 3,000,000
Rest    -----  2,650,000
J. P. Graves, general manager of
ihe Granby Consolidated, is oi the
opinion that the report that John D.
Rockefeller is preparing to consolidate
the mines of the world originated in
the mind of some person having something to sell or promote. Mr. Graves
says he does not believe tbere is any
truth in the report. It has never been
suggested to the Granby people, and it
would not be considered if it were.
Head Office:
Branches in rke Northwest Teirltories,  Provinces of British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario ai.d Quebec.
T. R. MERRITT, President. I). R. WILKIE, VicePres.andGen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager.       W.  MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Trout Lake, B. C, Branch: A General Banking Business 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 bv
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
Lumber and Builders' Material, Hardware, Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc, Etc.
The Place to Buy
Your Mail Orders
Is  now on the shelves,   '
and we are r ady to
Do Business
And nre bound to please
you, as they are
In all lines. Come round
and look them over. Re-
John Hambly, "&&
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.
If entrusted to us in any of
the 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.
gew   deck   each   evening.      No   slip
plH>s-    All dealt from the top.
Horseshoing and Tool- J
Sharpening    I
A. GARVEY, Propr. j
Vault," will be received
signed, up to noon of Monday, the 27th June,
Tenders for
the under-
l!K)4, for the erection and completion of a
Brick Vault in connection with the Government Office, Trout Lake.
Plan, specification, forms of tender, contract
and bond may be seen after the 13th June,
at the offices of the Government Agent, Kaslo;
of the Mining Recorder, Trout Lake; and at
the Lands and Works Department, Victoria, B. C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
upon the printed forms supplied for the purpose, and the agreement to execute a bond
appended to the foi m of tender is duly signed
by the contractor himself and two responsible
sureties, residents of the Province, in the
penal sum of > 2ft 1, for the faithful performance
of the work.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands & Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, itth June, 1904.
Has leased the dining room
of the Commercial hotel 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 Commercial
First Street, Poplar.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
JACKSON RADCLIPFE, Prop. Poplar, B. C, June 24, 1904.
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I Tha                        J
1 Grand      |
! Motel I
I POPLAR             I
I Best Menu in the City   J
§ . —        i
5 j
J Bed Rooms Large and   *
2   We Sell Liquors
Just asTheu;
Wholesalers.   J
Come from the
g  Jacobson & Anderson,  J
At the last meeting of the Poplar
Trades Committee the committee on
school matters presented their report ard recommended that the following letter be sent to the superintendent of education, and the attached application for a school to the
council of public instruction. Thy
report wa3 adopted anil nitlp'red to
be carried out forthwith:
Poplar, B. C, June 14, 1904.
Alexander Robinson, Esq;. Superintendent of
Education, Victoria, B. C.
SiR.—The letter addressed to yott
by Mrs. Cockle, and your reply
thereto dated the 6th inst.. have been
referred to the Poplar Trades Committee, which is the body of citizens
elected to speak for ' his community,
on matters affecting oar com mop interests, of which the education or the
children is an important part.
We are aware that some misunderstanding has occurred in the mat
tsr, and as Is common where no assistance is rendered by the department, as in this case, the ordinary
mistakes have been made.
These will be avoided in fu ure by
this committer, but it is a matter ol
great regret that the action of a
single citizen should have provoked
the hostility of the officials against
whole intere.t of the entire community, and we hope this will not
occur again on either side.
The question for the department to
deal with is this; We have a site, in
fee, and a building in course of erection 18 by 30 feet, to be used as a
school, for church services and other
general meetings, as the committee
may allow, as it is in their charge
for the people. This building will be
opened free of debt in a few days.|
We have fourteen children, male
and female, of school age, as per the
formal application enclosed herewith
to the council of public instruction for
an assisted sc tool, signed by one of
the parents of each of such children,
and is, we believe, in conformity
with sub section 4 of section b' of the
School Act.
We are aware that under section
79 of the said act, that each child between the ages of 7 and 12 must attend school for at least six mouths in
each year.    Wo are also aware that
there exists a penalty for non-com
pliance therewith, but we have as
well the right to demand the assistance of the department to enable »is
to comply with the law and thus
avoid the penalties.
It would appear to us that it is the
duty of the department to assist us in
this we think laudable effort to com-
pi > with the law of the land, and af
the same time to perform our duty to
the children, who will be the citizens
of the future.
This duty of the department has not,
in our opinion, been performed as
well as it should have been. There
has been lacking that earnest en
deavor to aid those who were not woll
informed on the practice of forming
assisted schools, while at the same
time there has been a distinct indifference shown for the welfare of the
children and the wishes of the people,
which we hope will not occur again.
We know full well that we can im-'
port any number of teachers at our
own expense for the education of the
children, as you indicate in your
letter, but you know perfectly well
that an unauthorized school has no
standing under the present law, and
that as superintendent of education
you could not recognize it or its work,
no matter how good or preferable it
migbt be.
We do not ask for this to be proclaimed a school district, as we have
not twenty children, although in
three months time several more will
arrive at school age, we are there
fore compelled to ask for action by
the council under the section apparently provided by the house to
meet such cases.
We now rely on the last clause of
your letter which says: "That-as
soon as Poplar Creek is entitled to
Government school facilities thev will
be gran Led," for we submit that we
have proved that we are so etui; led
chereto. and can demonstrate the fact
to the ii specter whenever he is in
structed to visit this out of the-way
town, and test the veracity of our
We now aw;iit your reply, and
have the honor to be, Sir, your
obedient servants.
S/gned fcr the Poplar Trades Com
mittee by
A McQueen,     E. L. Masterson,
President. Secretary,
Poplar Drug Store
To  the  Council   of  Public  Instruction
toria, B. C.i
Gentlemen.-We, the resident
parents of fourteen children, whose
names and dates of birth are set out
below, beg to memorialize your honorable body to aid us under the
powers conferred upon you by the
School Act, in establishing a school
at Poplar Creek. * * * This part
of the province is without the area
contained in any school district, and
has more than seven and less than
nineteen children between the ages
of six and sixteen, all the parents of
whom make this application for an
assisted school. Following are the
names, dates ot birth and ages of the
Annabelle Cockle. 8th April 1906.. 8
Agnes Cockle, March 27, 1898  6
Horace Masterson, Nov. 6, 1894.... 9
Henry Morgan, April 14, 1890 —14
Harry Morgan, March 12, 1892... .12
Agnes Oatby, Dec. 8th, 1893 10
Walter Ostby, Dec. 17, 1895  8
Lilly Dande'll, Aug. 25, 189b'  7
Ellen Dandell, March 23, 18U8  6
James Cameron, M ty 14, 1890 —14
KobertCameron, March 15, 1894..IU
^\eta Cameron, April 11, 1898  6
Joseph Schinuck, June 13, 189!) 14
George Scha.uck, Dee. 3  189i 13
We now submit that we have made
out a case tor your consideration at
at least. The number of children
is constantly increasing and we
estimate that by the end ol the year
we will be entitled to a school district, but in the mean time ask you to
act under the poweJs conferred upon
you by the legislature tor apparently
this very purpose.
Mrs. Cockle Lessee
E. L. Masterson Freeholder
id, M. Morgan Leaseholder
Joseph Soluuuck Freeholder
K.ri Dai.dell Freehold*r
A. O. Ostby Freeholder
J J. Cameron Freeholder
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We havo opened a Drug     |
Store  on  Second  Street
Drugs  and Medicines
We are getting in shape to fill
youroiders, let them be large
or small, they are appreciated
alike. We have had years ot
experience filling orders for
mining companies and prospectors. We endeavor to send
nothing up the hill bur. first class
goods. Giveusacall. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
McKinnon &
Miners, Prospectors
and Hotel Men should
see our stock before
placing their orders.
It is new and on the
top peak of excellence
I Transfer   Stables. •
ood for Sale.
Having purchased the 0
o draying- business of Geo. o
Chataway, I am prepared I
o to  attend   to all  orders, I
GliUUUJU AA ftJUUUU* fl. ft M « ft &**>
The Elite
When ni Poplar drop into The Elite
and get separated from your whiskers.
All surface work done with a delicacy
of touch that leaves the temper inert.
Hair cut while you wait, and sea foams
furnished that make you feel like a
man who has just found a hill full of
gold. Next door to Papa Kaiser's
Booze Foundry, First street.
GEO. M. OAVI3, Ppopr £TO*.
Kaslo Hotel  j
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way
to Poplar.
| Cockle A Pap worth
• Supplies delivered to any •
• part  of   the   district   at J
I reasonable   rates.    Pros-J
• pectors outfits moved and •
• Saddle Horses furnished. J
Furniture and
Bargains   in   all   kinds  o\
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
etc.   Wall Paper.  Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
i British Plate Mirror 46x96
inches, new, Letter Presses,
Barber Chairs, Bath Tubs
and other specialties.
Mail Orders  Receive Prompt Attention


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