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VOL. I.   NO. 31
Poplar, b. c, July l, 1904.
$2.0O A Year.
A, R. Heyland has completed the
survey of the Golden Chest, owned by
Hodgson and Hodder of Kaslo.
Some very high-grade ore has recently been taken out of the Carson,
near Rapid creek, free gold being
found in the galena.
T. Montgomery and Chas. Diamond
commence work next week on the
Hureka and Mountain Goat, three
miles up Poplar creek.
On the Silver Glance, east of the
Lucky Jack, a crosscut has been run
15 feet through a tine body of quartz,
cai rying good gold values.
Eagle group, Poplar creek. Mr. Per-\ carrying free gold values, the fourth
kins has been working on some claims is a decompozed quartz, and the other
near Nelson for the past two months
with very satisfactory results.
A telegram was received Wednesday
by E. Masterson, from Phil O'Connor,
stating that they had won in the adverse suits being tried in Nalson this
week. The litigation over ihe ownership of the Lucky Jack has retarded
development not only on that property
but on adjoining claims, and now that
the ownership is settled, it is prohable
that the Great Northern Mines, Ltd.,
will at once commence the erection of
a mill to treat the very rich ores of the
Lucky Jack and Swede groups.
Chism and Hendrix are working on
a 6-foot lead of quartz on their proper-
lies adjoining the Broken Hill group,
Rapid creek. The lead is high grade
in free gold.	
On the Golden Eagle group near
Gold Hill sinking has commenced, the
shaft now being down 20 feet. Alto-
get her 60 feet of work has been done
on the group this season.
C. T. Porter is working two men on
the Broken Hill group, Rapid creek.
The work at present being done is
crosscutting on the surface lo determine the width of the'lead.
Tom Collins came in Wednesday
from a prospecting trip on the headwaters of Tenderfoot and Canyon
creeks. He didn't see anything that
was badly in need of stakes.
The Copper Queen, ownod by Aril
derson & Cochrane, and located about
eight miles up Poplar creek, is one of
the big propositions of the district. '1 he
lead has been proved by open crosscut
to be upwards of seventy feet in width,
and has been traced for several thousand feet, Jack Simpson having lorated
on the lead abont four thousand feet
from the Queen. No assay returns
have been received from the samples
sent out a few days ago, but it is believed the values will be high in both
copper and gold.
Frank A. Tamblyn and Jack Gibson
have run a 16-foot tunnel on the Morning Glory, an adjoining claim to the
Swede on the southwest. The face is
Kve feet in quartz carrying high gold
Sinking was commenced this week
on the Mother Lode and the shaft is
down 65 feet, At a depth of 50 feet
the lead will be crosscut. It is the intention to sink to the 100-foot level an J
then drift 200 feet after the lead has
been crosscut.
C W. Hartman has a 12-foot lead
on the Silver Tip, located about three
miles up Poplar on the west side of the
creek. A 16-foot open cut kas been
run across the ledge. The lead is
quartz, carrying galena and iron. The
latter pans freely.
Seven men are working on the Spyglass. This week a tunnel was commenced to tap the lead at a depth of
60 feet. As soon as the lead is crosscut at 60 feet another tunnel will be
started farther down the hill, from
which stoping will be done.
John Perkins of Everett, Wash.,
Cil"e in on Wednesday's train and will
commence work today on the Lion and
two are galena. The most westerly
lead, which has been stripped for about
two hundred feet and a few shots put
in it, is from two to four feet in width.
AH of this lead pans freely with occasional pockets of very rich rock spattered with gold. This lead runs in a
a northwesterly and south easterly direction. The other leads run nearly at
right angles to this. The first two of
these have been opened up for a distance of between   15  and  20  feet, are
Mrs. Wm. Schmock  went lo Nelson
P, H. Garey opens the Grand  Central hotel today.
Mrs. Jos. Pattinson went  to  Nelson
Wednesday to visit friends.
Gust Almgren takes over  the dining
room of the Kaiser house today.
S. S. Fowler, the well known mining
Frank Marcus has for some lime been
ing devoting his attention to the schists
on the Marcus and Gilbert  group, taking samples and panning, and will in a
few  days send several hundred pounds
to Spokane to be tested hy the Hendryx
process.    He thinks  that  the  greater
part of the schist on his and the Swede
groups  will  run  high   enough  to be
mined  and   treated at  a  profit.    The
rock  will  run   between  $5 and $10 to
the  ton,  and  as there are enormous
bodies of it,   the cost   of mining—or
rather quarrying—will   not   amount to
more  than  50 cents a ton.    The rock
will, of course have to be treated in the
district, as it is not of sufficiently high
grade  to pay  freight   in   addition to
treatment    rates.      With  almost   unlimited   water   power    within    a  few-
hundred feet of the ore body, and with
every   natural   advantage   for   cheap
mining and  treatment, there is no reason why hundreds of stamps should not
within a very short period be crushing
rock at a profit on Poplar creek.    We
have larger ore bodies and higher grade
than the famous Treadwell in  Alaska.
The natural advantages are superior to
those in the north, and every condition
is  more  favorable   for   the   profitable
mining and  treatment  of the  Poplar
Dreek ores.    All that is  required is the
stamp-mill  and this should be a profitable investment for capitalists. $A s
about   18  inches   in   width   and   pan  engineer, paid a visit  to Poplar district
freely.    The next  one  is a curiosity.
It stands as  plum  as  if it  had  been
built by a stone mason.    It is 18 inches
wide and  is   capped  by a very  hard
quartz of about  two  feet  in thickness.
Under this capping is  a   soft  material
which pans very rich in  gold and with
it a bluish  gray mineral   which  is  as
heavy  or   heavier  than  the  gold.    A
sample from this  lead  will  be  sent to
an assayer for analysis.    The other two
leads are a  concentrating galena, one
18 inches and  the other from  2 lo 6
feet  in width.    No assays  have  been
had from any  of these  leads except by
panning, which at best is anything but
a .eliable method  of obtaining values/
where guesses are made at  the weight
of the ore and the amount of gold ob-
tained from it.    The  group  is  within
about half a mile of the  railway track,
and is convenient  to  water power  for
milling purposes.
The group of claims on Rapid creek
owned by Nesbitt and Munroe is one of
the most promising in the district. The
group comprises the Morning, Sunrise,
Sunset and Homestake. The claims
the west side of Rapid creek
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The big sawmill at Trout Lake was
started last week*
George Davis is polishing steel and
"Billy" Jost pans at the Spyglass.
The Trout Lake band give a concert
and dance this evening in the Odd
Fellows' hall at that place. {/
Where two or three women are
gathered together in the service of the
Lord, there will social distinctions also
be among them.
The Camborne Miner has starten on
its third yeorjj of publication. The
Nugget wishes it increased prosperity
in the years to come.
Camborne District.
Large cabins are to be erected on
the Silver Dollar to accommodate the
force of men that will shortly be employed on that property.—Miner.
Bob Shieles and Malcolm McMillan
will resume work on the Goldffy in a
few days.
H. Poirier has completed assessment
work on the Condor.
Louis Guere has placed a splendid
sample of silver-lead ore irom the Corn-
stock  group in  T.   R.   Davey's show
are on
and so far six
up on them.
The lead on the Silver Dollar was
encountered a few days ago after 79
feet of tunneling.
A very rich strike of free gold ore in
which gold is visible to  the  naked eye
leads have been opened   was reported on the |Kingston  group a
Three of these are quartz   few days ago.
the past week.
John Keen and Wm. Schmock are
in Nelson attending court as witnesses
on the Lucky Jack adverse.
Tom Armstrong of the Poplar hotel
went to Rossland Monday to look after
his business interests in that city.
The new hall was finished Friday
last, and was used the same evening
for a meeting of the Trades Committee.
Mrs. Turk D. Brown and baby arrived from Ohio Monday to join her
husband, who is one cf the pioneers of
Ed. Nelson, who has been in Poplar
for the past six months, left Wednesday for Wetaskiwin, where he has a
Any time the advertising committee
of the Poplar Trades Committee have
an article ready The Nugget can find a
place for it.
Ghas. Hanson of the Commercial,
who has been down*with typhoid fever
in the Nelson hospital for the past four
weeks, is rapidly recovering.
A O. Ostby, while cutting meat
Monday had the misfortune to let the
knife slide and severely cut his right leg.
He will be laid up for a few days.
." S. F. McKay, the local sawmill man,
went to Nelson Monday to look after
some machinery that has been loitering along the C. P. R. for the past
month or six weeks.
The icecream social announced to
take place in the new hall Wednesday
evening did no come off, owing to the
smallness of the ice and the largeness
of the strawberries,
This is Dominion Day,- observed in
all parts of Canada as a holiday, with
the exception of Bruce and The Nugget office. In Bruce they are curing
hay, and in Poplar we are trying to run
a two-man newspaper single handed.
And that is —.
It is said that the C. P. R. depot at
Poplar will be built as soon as the nails
tor the building, now in hiding some-
wfiere between here and Montreal, arrives. If the company can't keep track^-""^
of its own freight it can't be expected
to do so with other people's.
Wm. Tattrie is getting his dairy,
west of the town, in good running
order. A pipe has been run from a
spring on the hillside to the dairy,
and all modern improvements for
cooling, separating and making creamery butter have been installed. Poplar, B. C, July i, 1904.
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B.  C.
and is sent to any address lor $2.00 a year.
Commercial adve;tisin« is$l..rv) an inch for
four insertions. Reading notices lo cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a line first insertion, and 5 cents a line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, £7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, jflXji. Address all letters to The
Nuooet. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWERY, Proi-hietok.
FRIDAY,  JULY ], 1004.
A man was in town this week looking for gas. We referred him to
Prudes, priests and poor politicians rule the postoffice department
of Ca nad a.     	
The miliiniain is* at h:ind. A
woman in Seattle has just recovered
her lost diamonds in that city.
The latest war news from New
Denver states that a Jap invaded the
city without any lives being1 lost.
In the old days Sydney Fisher and
Fred Borden would have called Dun-
doiiald out before breakfast to fight a
The government at Ottawa paid
$8,00J,000 for a New Brunswick railway the other day. Wonder what it
is ivorth t        	
,   .THE.p,ress J^calfin^fqr A survey
of all the crown lands in this pro> thee
but so iar the government has not
tioped its hand.
EVENin'thi8 advanced a£e an occasional soul is waited abbVe by the
indiscreet mingling of kerosene with
the kitchen lire.     • *i    " ••«'
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Millions ot people■ have ,-never
heard of Poplar. They shoujd read
this great journal and become vaccinated with wisdom.
The Canadian mint does not grow
very fast. The banks have too great
a circh on the Grits to allow this
country to make solid money.
Canada seems to have Dun-donald
and his military frills, and he can
now return to his home across the
s?a and abuse this great Dominion.
^ Through political influence an ass
is often made into a judge. The silliest thing on eaith is an ass with a
wig on, and the people who stand for
such abortions are too near idiocy to
make real citizens.
"?r U-JJ8 years next Monday since
the ranks took off their short pants
' aW'e'otJk them'' inJ-the face of John
Bull. "Since'thafl'^time "they!ihi*\e
waste*,i eilbu'gb money'OnfltecraCke.*s
to pciy for several revoUitioiis^    !
In the Far Efast- oewspaperi jn^n
are occasionally kitted* >by -the- Jius-
sians who take them, fon.'upies. The
method is more bmtal. and bloody
than that employed in, Kootenay
Here they starve them to death.
for history constantly repeats the fact
that he could not lie.   We often re
gret that we have never met George
in order to set our mind at ease upon
this great question. .
Earl Grey writes to a London
paper stating that there is absolutely
no truth in the report about his going
to Poplar. Must be some other titled
cussot the same name. However,
Poplar can worry along without
dukes, earls or remittance men.
There is gold enough here to buy
nearly all the titles in Europe, provided the girls in New York do the
The   mining  engineer's   business
leads him into many queer, out of the
way   places, sometimes very beautiful and picturesque,  at others and
more of'ton just the opposite-repulsive, desolate and forbidding, for it is
a  strange   thing   that,    generally
speaking,   mines  are   in   the   most
barren and most forbidding places in
the country.   Witness Butte, Mont., j
a granite rock  without a blade of |
grass, nothing but the smoke staii ed
rocks and the smelter-poisoned air
and sky.   Central City, Col.)., is an
other such, mines and  rocks,   "only
these and nothing more."   The tin
mines of England are along the barren backbone, as it is Willed, ot Corri-
wall, whilst on either side the scen-
ery is be.iimful.   So we  may go on, j
to the mines of Arizona,  (.'if' Kands-!
burg, Lower California, and*'a hurid- j
red other such.   It is rare for a mine !
tobe located amongst beautiful scenic
Dominion Hotel
Has ample accommodation for a i
large number of people. The table |j
is supplied with the best in the mar- $$
ket. The bar contains the popular f
brands of liquid tonics and cigars*
Hambly & Nelson.
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Fresh and  Salt  Meats, Fish and Fowl
Hawthorne Bros
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Miners and  Prospe&fors'
' Supplies*
The hotel i«* furnished and fitted up io the
mbsl modern style. Beat at acoommoda' ion
for mining men and totlriiiitf. Only A 1 brftndB
of liquors and oigaw U<«i»t u stock.
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation for 50 quiet guests. 'Hie nerve-
bracers in the bar are free-milling:, and an
orchestra provides music while the snests
are at dinner. The landlord has studied
human nature from Brazil to Alaska and
fenows the way to make a stranger feel at
home. FKED KAISER, Proprietor.
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Casey & Mobbs, Props.
Beer and Aerated Wafers
Frank A. Tamblyn, Agt , Poplar
GsxmK Washington must  have  t   u     tti   •      n
been educated in a newspaper office, IjOflll UlDltl, YtGptl^Qf
The; .Miners' Hotel
Gold Hill, B. C.
Plenty of accommodation for
Travelers,   Prospectors   and
•i-.j -I THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, July i, 1904.
[n the work being: done on the
Oreaiio property, Coeur d'Alenes, an
»ir pipe line of 5.940 feet long is being used, and in this transmission the
management says but eight pounds
is lost.
The water handled by the two
big pumps at the Tooinbstone mine,
Arizona, continues about 3,300,000
gallons and the level is being gradually lowered throughout the entire
Prediction is made that the output
of Cripple Creek for June will reach
$2,000,000. bfing based upon the
showing made at the samplers and
smelter* The production of the district for May was $1,902 8 JO.
The Honerine mill at Stockton,
Utah, is reducing 300 tons per day,
which ha* been furnished so fur by
the Honerine mine, but the management will soon begin treating ores
from ofrier properties of the dis*net.
Order: have been placed for the
erection on the WeiiernhofTinine, Big
Creek b.isin, Idaho, of a 30-stamp
mill, complete for amalgamating
and cyaniding, electric power plant,
and equipment tor either steam or
water power.
A spike the bize ot an ordinary
railway spike has been manufactured
by a Tonapah jeweler of gold and]
silver taken from the M;zpah mine.
The instrument is to be us 'd tor the
last spike driven in the Rhodes Tonopah railway.
In the Buffalo Hump district,
Idaho, the laigest operating mine is
the Jumbo, which has 24 sumps
dropping, water power, electric plant,
power drills, 3,500 feet of develop
ment, and is now driving a deep tunnel to ojien the property on the 850
A dividend cf $100per ahare, which
is termed by the management the
fourth ordinary disbursement, has
been authorized by ihe Compania
Miner*, owning the famous Cigarerro
mine near Parral district, Mexico.
This is regarded the greatest if, if
not the first, lead silver mine ot the
district, and can be exceeded only by
the Kl Potest, in Santa Eulalia.
In the suit of the Londonderry Gold
Mining company vs. United Gold
Mines company, involving apex
rights and #70,000 that has been tied
up in liquidation for nearly two years
the district court of Teller county,
Colorado, has rendered a decision in
favor of the defendant, which is con
trolled by the Woods Investment
company ot Colorado Springs. The
Plaintiff immediately prayed for an
appeal to the supreme court —Mining Reporter,
Mexico has a citv whose streets are
paved with gold, or rather gold ore.
Municipal authorities of S.in Louis
Potoai have let a contract to a local
concern to take up the ore pavement,
which was taken from the San Pedro
urine several years ago and replace
to with a better paving material.
The grade of ore used in pavement
was too low to handle at the time it
*as laid, but since then milling has
advanced wonderfully, and the contractors agreeing to remove the ore
and replace it with better material
expect to make their proiit in hindl'
ing this ore.
Engineering and Mining Journal
has published the following interesting account ot the large Conway
dredger at Virginia City, Montana:
1 ne K°ld ^ saved by riffles, earned in a sluice-box 125 feet long,
built of 0.25 sheet iron. This thin
iron construction is more readily affected by changes of temperature
than wooden boxes, but while it
allows freezing more easily, the
• iffles can be more readily thawed
out by aiming team through a hose
against the metal bottom. The constant flow of water prevents the freezing of the riffles on the surface. The
trouble first encountered from freezing below was overcome by surrounding the bottom and part Of the
sidrs of the sluices with light wooden
casing, set twelve inches below the
bottom cf the sluice-box and keeping
the enclosed air space warmed by
means of a steam pipe. The sluice
box is carried by an independent flat
boat or scow, which floats in the rear
ot the dredge, the box being sup
ported or suspended between two
masts. The head end of the slu«ce is
at ached to the dredge by a pivotlike connection; therefore any 6wing
t. e dredge may take will not disturb
the position of the sluice box. The
company has operated in the neighborhood tor five years, and has three
boats. It proposes building one or
more new aredges this year.
The new arsenic refinery at the
Washoe smeler, in Anaconda, Mont,
is almost completed, and will soon be
ready for work. The Arsenic roaster
has been in operation tor some time
and has been treating huge quantities of the tine dust taken from the
huge smokestack. The company
built the stack solely tor the purpose
of saving the vegetation in the city
and susrounding country tor miles
around from the poisons in the
smelter smoke. After it was built
the idea ot saving the metals from
the smoke was conceived and the result as the building of the new
arsenic plant for that purpose. Sixty
tons of fine dust are taken from the
stack every day. This is treated for
the arsenic it contains, and consider
able of it is saved for the copper in
it. The treating of the flue dust
makes the building of the big chimney a perfect success for the purpose
tor which it was intended, for the
smoke is entirely free from metal
and the effect of this condition is
readily seen in the renewed growth
of the withered and scorched trees
and grass in and around Anaconda.
Aside from this important fact, the
treatment ot the dust will no doubt
be a profitable undertaking for the
Washoe company. While the com
pany has not given any figures, it is
known that 60 tons are taken out
from the stack every day, and it can
be seen from this that the industry
will be a big one. It is claimed that
the arsenic product of the chimney is
99 per cent pum ,
The Wakefield, Comstock, Hewilt
a„d Fisher Maiden are the only mines
working in the vicinity of Silverton.
Subscribe for The Nugget.
Is one of the oldest hotels in the Slocan. It is
situated on the Plaza in New Denver and is con-
venient 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
Navigation Co. Ltd.
International Navigation and
Trading Company, Limited,
Kaslo and Slocan Railway
& S. RY.
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Tickets sold to all parts of the United
Slates and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particular* call on or
Manager, Kaslo.
Notary  and   Commissioner
Baillie, Vara & Go.
Mining Investments.
Mining Properties for Sale in all Parts
of British Columbia.
Starkey & Co., ffifflrt.6
Fruit Effffs, Bacon and other Provisions.
A. R. Heyland, frinM
veyor, Kaslo.
Land Sur-
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.
E.    Ferguson   & Co.
Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale  dealers in   Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars.    Agents for Pabsl beer.
jr. n. love:       I
;| Help  of  All   Kinds   Furnished
WM'MWJffiWM Poplar, B. C, July i, 1904.
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The Hamilton Spectator says: When
le announcement was made that
the Canadian government had put
billy goats on the free list, a good
many people were amaz d. It was
jocularly said that it was done in the
interests of the Free Masons; it was
hinted that in was done to improve
t^e strength of butter. It whs suspected that it was an intimation that
t£e government had determined to
|b it while it hid the chance. It
was intimated that the whole thing
was only a kid It was even supposed that the government sought to
provide whiskers for the Canadian
maids to toy with. Mm none of these
conjectures was correct . The Ham
ilton Times, which is perfectly in accord with, and in the confidence of,
a government that makes huge strides
towards protection by boosting the
the tariff, and by adopti' g all man
ner of protectionist devices, lets us
into the secret.   The Times says:
"It is all very well to laiuh at the
billy goat, but his milk is good tor
the white plague victims, ai:d the
cheaper it is the better."
There you are! That accounts—
not for the milk in the cocoanut, but
for some other milk the existence of
which has hitherto bt-en unsuspected.
The good government decided to import tht; biily goat free, and then
milk him that his milk may cure
consumptives! .;
Talk of your Koch's lymph, your
white plague tents sour Graven-
hurst villas, ai d your trips to Colo
rado! Here we ha\e the grandest
medical discovery of the age; the
discovery that billy goats' milk-
hitherto unused for any purpose
whatever-is a cure for consumption !
Our esteemed con temporary forgot
to mention it, but billy goatsinilk as
a food is much improved by the addition ot roosiers' ej:gs.
thousands upon thousands of dollars | ^
worth of mineral in sight. This is
not an exaggeration, only a plain
statement of facts. Such a property
in any o&her country would occasion
a sensation in mining circles.
The Ruby Mine.
The wonder in a mining way in
this upper country is the Ruby minj
says the Palmer Mountain (Washing
ton) Prospector. It is a perfect store
house ot treasures, and were the
transportation or a treatment plant
near at hand the revenue therefrom
would be a source of steady income
for the stockholders. The mine contains silver in almost every combination in which silver is found in its
natural state, and the ore ali> carries
a small value in gold and a fair per
centagc in copper. Much of the ore
taken, out has been of remarkable
richness, Recently, ir. an upraise,
the workmen broke into a large body
of solid ore that will run upward of
1,000 ounces to the ton. t Nearly one
thousand sacks have been taken out
that would average 340 ounces of
silver to the ton. Only the highest
grade ore is passed along to the
smelter over the long and expensive
route it takes to get there. There are
500 tons on the dump that will run
irom 40 to 60 ounces And the mine
is only in the first stages of develop
ment. While there are many feet of
drifts and stopes. still no depth has
been reached. The lower tunnel
will cut the ledge at a depth of 450
feet approximately. Such a depth,
with the length of the ledge will give
Expected Him to Grow.
The intermittent discussion about
the propriety of the word "obey" in
the bride's part of the marriage service, reminds City Magistrate Crane
of a story. When a certain couple
were married, the wife was sixteen
years old and big and buxom. The
husband was two years her senior,
but slim to thinness and not up to the
average in height. The years passed,
and the couple got along as well as
many couple do, but the wife was
hard to manage. With the flight of
time she became larger, while her
theoretical lord and master added
1 not an inch to his stature and not an
ounce to his weight. One day lie
wanted her to do something and she
refused at first quietly, then vehemently, and finally explosively.
'Til not do it, and I'd like to see you
make me," she declared.
"But, Maria," expostulated the
husband, "when you married me.
didn't you promise to obey me?"
"I did," she replied. Then, sizing
up his diminutive proportions, she
added: "But I expected you would
grow."—New York Times.
Better Suited to  the  Locality.
Down in Kentucky not long ago,
said a Chicago traveling man, I saw
in front ot a store in one of the small
towns a sign which read: "Paints,
Oils, Hardware, Bouks and Station
ery." I had a rather long and tedious trip before mo and, desiring
sumething to retd on the way, 1
went in.
Do you happen to have any of the
vest pocket classics in stock ? I asked
the proprietor.
No, I ain't got any of them just
now, he replied, but I can show you
a fine hip pocket Colts, if that'll do.
And if you'll take my advice you
won't wast any money on a vest-
I ocket. classic foh use Jin  these parts.
Do you  know anything
about the
Mormons, Tommy? asked the teacher.
Yes'm, replied the boy; with the
Mormons a wife is sometimes twins.—
Chicago Post.
Bring You
to this offide.
you, and will
live in luxury.
It  \vill|fnot   hurt
help the  editor to
Rooms ♦;.
Harrop Block,
Poplar, B. c.
Quiet   and  Comfortable.
Mrs. W. J. Cochle.
There is a strong movement to restore corporal punishment in the
public schools of New York city.
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
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 Blllltlog'  Oil the Front
PaS'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 *>5c\    Address
Poplar, Nelson, or
New Denver, B, C.
The Spyglass Mining
and Development Company, Limited.
Cttpitalissatipn *fioo,000, divided into »00,000 Jtm**n bavin* a par vah
<>f 1 each) 400,006 tharex hjivo b'eeu placed in the trea*uty.
Do nor, put it off any longer. Invest now before the stock
is all underwritten. With every share underwritten at
par we jrive a bonus of two shares. That we own one of
the best properties in the Poplar Creek District is con
ceded by the best mining- men who have visited the
camp. This stock will sell readily at cne dollar flat
within three months. Now you can £et three shars for
one dollar, payable 10% cash and 10% per month. Invest
now and you will make sane easy money. For further
particulars apply to
Room 16, K.W.C. Blk.
Poplar, B. C., July i, 1904.
Stop at the old reliable place.
The dining room is now up to-
date. The bar contains the
best brands of liquors and cigars
and you can depend upon being
treated right.
Clipped From Exchanges.
About twenty men are now hard at
work constructing and repairing the
roaJ to the famous Triune. It is now
intended (o build two miles of wagon
road and two miles of tram —Lardeau
J. J. McGlone and C. E. Ehrehart of
Philadelphia, who are heavily interested in the Lucky Bo) properly, came in
on Monday's b«>ar. Afier a thorough
examination of the property they declared themselves as being well pleased
with the showings and the amount of
ore in sight and made the second payment on the property. They stated
that on the recovery of Manager Alexander work will be resumed and pushed
vigorously. On the second level the
ore chute is opened up and shows up
continuous for over 140 feet. The
shipments to date are $23,000, the ore
averaging 250 ounces silver and 35 per
cent lead.—Trout Lake Topic.
Messrs. S. J. Towgood, Geo. Bruder,
Jas. Livingstone, and Jack and Jim
Thompson have bonded the Mascot on
Ruth mountain from Mike Kerlin. The
bond is for $20,000 and the time limit
eighteen months. Over $3,000 has
been expended on the Mascot in development.—Sandon Standard.
The Mountain Con is beginning lo
look like the real thing and McLeod &
lhompson bless the day that they
signed the lease. A foot of solid ore
running into the hundreds of ounces
w silver and a small percentage of lead
ls a nice thing to be hitting with a
drill,—New Denver Ledge.
A fine chute of ore was exposed on
1 be surface above the upper workings
of the Enterprise a few days ago. One
'"an took out over twenty sacks of ore
for several days, the grade running
into hundreds of ounces.—Slocan Drill.
A. Gallinger and T. A. Rogers of the
c°usin Jack were in town Tuesday on
a business visit. Mr. Gallinger has
about completed preliminaries for extensive development on the above
&°up. It goes without saying that
the Cousin Jack is one of the richest
gold Propositions in the Similkameen—
assays prove that—but  it is  the enor
mous ore body which will attract investors and give the mine an enduring
fame. Both gentlemen are sanguine
as to future dividends, but until there
is transportation afforded the most that
can be expected is exploratory and ore
testing   research.—Similkameen  Star.
The converter at the B. C. Copper
company's smelter has been blown in.
The clay and quartz mill was started
up on Monday afternoon. Lining of
the converters started on Tuesday. The
work is done by hand at present.—Ana-
cond2 News.
Greenwood Times.
The^diamond drill explorations on
the Bruce near Midway continue but
results are not gratifying.
The silica mill at the B. C. Copper
company's plant has had its preliminary test and ran smoothly.
Very fine ore is being taken out of
the Maple Leaf, south of Lynn creek,
by Peterson and Loffstad.
The Providence with  35  men, some
of them  doing development  work, is
averaging a car of very  fine ore every
six days.
Phoenix Pioneer.
The owners of the Summit claim,
Summit camp, have let a contract for
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,    Doposits received and Interest AHoved
Nelson Branch. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager.
Capital authorized, $4,000,000
Capital [paid up] • 3,000,000
Rest    -   .   -   .   .  2,650,000
Head Office:
Petroleum is being used  against the
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   , 1 mosquito in the stagnant water around
crosscutting from the face of tunnel.   /J<       •••   •     1    o 1     -.i  .1
f/\ Ismaiha in the Suez canal, with the re-
High grade ore strikes are reported
from the Gallao, adjoining the Defiance
and on the Maple Leaf near Greenwood.
An important find of ore was recently
made in the Exchange claim, Pass
Creek camp, on the North Fork of
Kettle river.
The B. C. Copper company has put
on a train of pack mules to take out
some ore for ilesl shipments from the
Roderick Dhu in Long Lake camp. If
will be placed on the cars at Eholt. ur
Placer mining is again going on in
Boundary creek with more or less satisfactory results. Messrs. Sanson)i Buchanan and Anderson are working at
the mouth of Norwegian creek, two
miles above Midway.
About two cars per day of Mountain
Lion ore are being received by the
Granby smelter from Republic. It is
used for the converter linings, The
Greenwood smelter is also taking some
Mountain Lion ore.
Lumber and Builders' Material,  Hardware,   Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc, Etc.
• Horseshoing and Tool-
A. GARVEY, Propr.
Branches in the Northwest Teiritories,  Provinces of British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario ai.d Quebec.
T. R. MERRIIT, President. 1). R. W1LKIE, 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 by
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
suit that malaria cases have been cut
down from an annual total of 2,089 to
one of"209. which was the number last
Patience—See how yellow her hair
is, and it used to be brown. Patrice—
Yes; she's been using one of those
yellow journals to make curl papers.
Yonkers Statesman.
Subscribe for The Nugget.
The Place to Buy
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.
Your Mail Orders
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., Lid*
Wholesale and Retail.
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way
to Poplar.
Cockle A Pap worth
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.
Poplar, B. C, July i, 1904.
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
If the postmaster-general could be
induced to give as earnest attention to the
mail service as the minister of agriculture
does to militia matters, what a blessing
it would t>e to the people of Kootenay.
The Lardeau was promised a daily mall
service on the 1st of May. This was
given a month's hoist, and June i was
set as the day on which Mulock, the
Economizer, would do justice to the
district. July i has arrived and yet no
daily mail service. W. J. Galliher,
who, it is understood, represents the
City of Buffalo, U. S. A., in the house,
and has documentary evidence from
the premier to prove that he is a painstaking member, was petitioned by the
people to have a daily service inaugurated. Notwithstanding the fact that
the member for Buffalo is one of the
most regular attendants at the house,
and that he has the premier's written
statement to prove this, he was unable
to pull the daily mail service off on
schedule time. He doesn't appear to
grasp the fact that although he represents Buffalo the people of Kootena) do
the voting. Cd^> I %K.- Jr. ,. f 1    \ '
\ * Some  time ago   there  was an  appropriation   of  $40,000 made  by  the
government for a court  house in Nelson.    As that city is not  badly in need
of such an  expensive  structure at the
present  time, the  building  now  used
for   that   purpose   being   quite   large
enough for the purposes of dispensing
law and injustice for years to come, the
government should devote  this sum to
roads  and   bridges   in   the   Lardeau,
for by doing so the  business  interests
of   Nelson   would   be   benefitted  to a
greater   extent   than    by   building   a
a court house.    Too much  of the people's money is expended on  the administration    of   justice   and   furnishing
luxurious apartments  in  which  pettifoggers argue away  the substance of
honest   people.    In   British  Columbia
there are five supreme court judges,
seven or eight county court judges, and
about   forty   stipendiary   magistrates,
with powers to hold small debts courts.
This means a judge  for about every
•four    hundred    adult   mates   in   the
pro vi nce^^^^^^^^^
these could be forced  into court wilh a
t *
ceedingly high in comparison with the
returns received by the people. One
half the money expended on judges
who spend the greater portion of their
time listening to arguments by persons
whom they know have been retained
for the purpose of defeating justice, would build a wagon road from
a steamboat landing or a railway sta-
to every working mine in British Columbia. *	
The Dundonald incident has overshadowed all other questions in Dominion politics for the past few weeks
Dundonald has the unfortunate habit
possessed by so many people of talking
too much and thinking too little. His
grievance should have been discussed
with the minister of militia and not at
a public banquet. In Canada there
are so many factions, religious, racial,
etc., that a number of the members ol
the cabinet are chosen, not on account
of their ability, but because they represent some faction, or cull, or race, or
locality. These are not always strong
men. In fact, the opposite is more
often the case, and the people are not
surprised when ihey make asses of
themselves. Sydney Fisher is a mental
featherweight, but he is only responsible
to the little faction which he represents.
When his inherent idiocy comes to the
surfacejthe injury, if any, is only local,for
questions of importance to the country
are settled, by the brains of the cabinet.
Wilh Dundonald it was different. He
was the person who would have control of and direct the movements of Canadian troops in case of war, a position
requiring above all things a cool head.
He lost his head at a banquet. It is
fortunate that he dids so. It might
have proved disastrous to Canada had
it occurred while directing ihe movements of troops in warfare. Lord
Dundonald has proved himself unfit
for the position, and Hon, Sydney
Fisher appears to have committed at
least one folly for which all Canadians
should be thankful.
You Will Never Be Sorry^
For living a white life.
For hearing before judging.
For being candid and frank.
For thinking before speaking.
For harboring clean thoughts
For discounting the tale-bearer.
For being loyal to the preacher.
For standing by your principles.
For asking pardon when in error.
For being as courteous us a duke.
For the influence of high motives.
For bridling a  dangerous tongue.
For being generous with  an enemy.
For being  square  in  business deals.
For sympathizing with the oppressed.
For giving  an   unfortunate  fellow a
For being patient with cranky neighbors.
For    promptness   in   keeping   your
For the dollars you  have given to
mission work.
For  putting the   best  possible con-
I struction upon the doings of others.
I   The Annual premium list of the Spokane Interstate Fair is  out.    It comes
Jin a new shape this year, being about
Only about  ten  per cent of the size of a railroad  folder.    It is a
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   [very convenient size and  well  worth
club—one   judge  for every  forty  liti-f reading.   Among the changes observed
gants.    The judges in B. C. come ex- ' dne of the most important is the largely
increased prizes in the fruit department.
Besides this there is a complete new
department exclusively for children,
and new prizes in the Fine Arts Department. Every division shows
changes more or less important. Copies
of this book may be obtained by addressing Robt. H. Cosgrove, Manager,
Room 320 Mohawk block, Spokane.
We are getting in shape to fill
your orders, let them be large
or small, they are appreciated
alike. We have had years of
experience filling orders for
mining companies and prospectors. We endeavor to send
nothing up the hill bat first-class
goods. Give us acall. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
Respecting Coal and Petroleum Lands in
Southeast Kootenay.
"VTOTICE is hereby «iven that licence* to
•*-» prospect for coal and petroleum upon
and under lands situated within Block 4,&»3.
South-Eft t Kootenay, will he issued forthwith
to all persons who have made proper application in pursuance of the provisions of the
"Coal Mines Act" and amendments.
The fee for each licence will he -loo, and all
applicants who have not deposited accepted
hank cheques to cover that amount are hereby required to do so without further notice.
Licences will he issued in the following
form, viz.:—
'Mlimwo  Lickkch raeum unpkk thk Com,
Minks Act ani> Amkndmkxtk
'•In consideration of one hundred dollars
now paid under the said Acts, and subject to
the provisions thereof. I. W. S Gore, Deputy
Commissioner, acting for the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, licence
to enter, prospect, search and
work for coal and petroleum (hut no other
metal or mineral) upon, in and under all that
niece 01 parcel of mineral land sitnate in and
forming part of Block 4,600; East Kootenay
District, and described as follows :—
And not exceeding   in   the
whple six hundred and forty statute acres.
"Owing to the number of applicants for
licences to prospect for coal and pelroleom,
and the peculiar circumstances surrounding
the application lor and issuance of thesH
licences, and the well known fact that the
issuance has beep unavoidably suspended for
ho many months, the Government of British
Columbia finds it impossible to determine the
equitable rights of the numerous applicants.
Therefore, for the purpose of enabling all persons to go before the proper tribunal for the
determination of their respective rights and
priorities, thin license is issued and accepted
subject to such prior rights of the other persons as may exist by law, and the date of this
license is not to be taken or held as in any
sense determining such priority, and further
it shall not be taken or held to waive enquiry
by the Courts into the |proper performance of
all conditions precedent as between adverse
claimants; and further, on the understanding
that the government shall not be held responsible lor' or in connection with, any conflict
which may arise with other claimants of the
same i-roond, and that under no circumstances will licence fees be refunded.'
"And the holder hereby waives any claim or
demand against the government', and expressly agrees not to take any steps or proceedings, or present any petition, to enforce
any alleged claim or demand against the Gov-
ernmeht of the Province of British Colombia
arising out of the issuance of this license or
of any other matter or thing appertaining
"The duration of this licenHe is for one year
from the , 190 .
"Deputy Commissioneo of Lands & Works.
" Lands and Works Department,
" Victoria, B. C, , UK) ."
Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works
Lands & Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, (fth June, UHM.
Poplar Drug Store
We have opened a Drug
Store  on Second  Street
Drugs  and Medicines
*>      m
McKinnon &
Miners, Prospectors
and Hotel Men should
see our stock before
placing their orders.
It is new and on the
top peak of excellence
Transfer   Stables. 3
Wood for Sale.
Having purchased the 2
draying business of Geo. 3
Chataway, I am prepared 2
Z to  attend   to all orders.
POPLAR, B. 0. 1
Supplies delivered to any •
part of the district at J
reasonable rates. Pros-!
pectors outfits moved and •
Saddle Horses furnished. •
Furniture and
Bargains  in   all   kinds  oi
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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