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Vol. I.- No. 35.
Poplar, b. C, July 29,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
News of the Mines.
The tunnel on the Home Run is in
140 feet. 	
The force on the Swede group was
increased the past week.
A   number   of prospects arc  being
worked on Meadow creek.
O. Anderson and partners are getting
some very rich copper ore from their
claim near Goldhill.
IVte Kelly is working on the Tellu-
1 ide, Poplar creek. He has a 25-foot
lead of quartz carrying gold values.
Harvey Watt is doing assessment on
ihe Gold Kanger, Poplar creek, near
the Marquis and Gilbert properties.
T. Ross left on Wednesday for ihe
coast, where he expects 10 put a deal
through for his   Meadow creek claims.
1). McRae, Chas. Diamond and
Findlay McRae are working on the Al-
hambra  group  at  the   head  of Rapid
Phil J. Hickev of Sandon was in ihe
district this week. Mr. Hickey was
not looking for properties—jusi on a
pleasure trip.
W. Hall has completed assessment
on the Last Chance, located about two
miles below Goldhill. He has a 3-fo'M
lead of gold-bearing quartz.
J. W. Powers of McGuigan has a
force of men working on the North
Star fraction, located near the Great
Britain group on Meadow creek,
Geo. Chataway made the first trip
Wednesday with his pack train over
the new trail up Tenderfoot creek, and
says It is the best trail in the district.
Parson Smith and Ken Morrison
have a 25-fooi tunnel on the Denver
kroup near Bosworth. At 50 feel a
crosscut will be run between the walls.
W. Skinner is doing assessment on
the Incandescent and Arc Light about
five miles up Lake creek. The leflge
is about fifty feet wide of galena, concentrating.
John Kilbie has completed assessment work on the Homestake, about
ihree miles up Rapid creek. The ledge
•s 6 feet wide, quartz, carrying copper-
s'old values.
Joe Carton and Wm. Hamilton are
working on a group of claims on
Meadow creek, and having the same
•ead as the Mammoth of the Great
^reat Britain group.
Ore running upwards of $5,000 in
Kold is being taken out of the North
Star on   Rapid  creek  at   the 100-foot
level. The lead is a fissure and three
feet in width. The average values
from this lead are more than $1,000 to
the ton. The North Star is owned by
Rogers & Schmidt.
Drifting on the lead has been commenced at the 70-foot level of the
Golden Eagle, near Gold Hill. It is
the intention to drift 100 feet from the
shaft and then continue sinking.
Joe Thompson is working on the
Idaho near Gold hill. Three open cuts
have been made crosscutting the ledge,
which is 30 feet wide, with a paystreak
six teet in width. The lead is free-
milling quartz.
A 6-inch lead of galena was struck
on the Mahle, near Trout Lake, the
past week by Frank Levett and Henry
Morgan. Four assessments have been
done on the Mable group, and a crown
grant will be applied for this fall.
is exceptionally hard. Mr. Cole of the
Lucky Jack No. 2 says he has had considerable experience wilh this class of
rock, and there will be no difficulty in
treating it if the assay returns prove
satisfactory. .j
E. Ballinger and J. R. McDougall
have completed the year's assessment
on  the  Columbia,   Hope creek.    The
erty. Already cabins have been built
and development commenced. Work
will be pushed until the snow flies.
There is a very large lead on the Copper King, between 70 and 100 feet wide
and carrying copper-gold values. This
lead has been traced on the surface for
over a mile. The locators, Messrs.
Anderson and Corcoran, found them-
themselves unable to -develop so large
work consisted  of  a   15-foot   tunnel.
The lead is is about two feet wide of a ProP^Uion  without capital, so they
free-milling quartz that assays $25 to
the ton. The formation is slate. Hope
creek enters the Lardo river nearly opposite Rapid cseek, and the quartz
found on the Columbia is similar to that
of the Morning claim on Rapid, owned
by Nesbitt & Munro.
Work was resumed on the Mother
Lode this week, wilh John Y. Cole in
charge. A tunnel is being run about
one Hundred feet below the previous
workings. At 15 feet ihe lead was
struck, thus proving it to a depth of
over one hundred feet.
Returns from six assays made in San
Francisco of Hecla ore gave an average of $17.50 to the ion in gold. The
ore body is 6 feel wide, and the rock
from which the assays were made was
an average across the lead. The Hecla
adjoins the Broken Hill on Rapid
creek and is owned by Chism & Hendrix.	
Magnussen and Strand have a force
of five men working on the Klondike
group, Tenderloot creek. The group
comprises the Klondike, Silver Cable
and Hub. On the Silver Cable ihere
is a 2-foot lead of galena, assaying between $80 and $100 to the Ion in silver,
and also small values in gold. - On the
Klondike a foot of gray copper was
recent I v uncovered.
Gus. Peterson, who is interested with
Euclid Lewis in Rapid creek properties,
came in from Idaho Wednesday, and
will commence development today. Mr.
Peterson is an experienced miner. He
was foreman of the Athelstan, near
Phoenix, for some time, and when that
p,opertyshut down he took charge of
the work on the Morrison near Greenwood. His Rapid creek properi.es
adjoin the Morning group.
Chas. Adney, while working near
the sawmill on the north side of the
railway track last week, happened on
a very rich but refractory lead It 8
0nlheLuckyJackNo.2ground. JThe
,ead is about four feet, and is a hem£
te, showing free gold  in  places, but
R. G. McLeod came in from Nelson
Monday and went up to the Spyglass
Tuesday. Twelve men are now at work
on ihe property. No. 1 tunnel is in 45
feet and No. 2 72 feet, both in ore and
gradually widening. The lead in the
face of No. 2 is between three and four
feet in width of solid galena, with considerable wire silver in it, A trial shipment of ore from the property will
probably be made next month?" So far
the results from development work
have been very satisfactory, and there
is no doubt but that the Spyglass will
prove a mine,,. t       «aau..,.-
A trail has been laid out and blazed
from Poplar southwest to the Golden
Chest group, and will be continued to
the summit near the Alhambra group
at the head of Rapid creek. The trail
will be cut out and graded next month.
This will give easy access from the
town to a large number of claims lying
between Poplar and Rapid creeks.
The owners of the Golden Chest will
complete the trail to th it group, and it
is expected other owners will clear and
grade to their claims. John Keen made
the survey and blazed the proposed
route. The grade is a fairly easy one
for a pack train.
disposed of a half interest, the purchase
price to be devoted to developing the
E. Baillie returned last week from
Goat Mountain, Fish Creek, where he
went to look over the work started last
June on the Mammoth group, owned
by the California syndicate. A carload
of high-grade ore has been mined ready
for shipment as soon as there is sufficient snow to rawhide it down to the
the wagon road. Assessment work
has been done on the Willow Grouse
group, and the year's assessment is
now being done on the Grace Helen,
Joe Chamberlain, Monan and Thistle
claims owned by the syndicate. A very
rich lead has been stripped for 150 feet
on the Crescent claim. The ore will
be taken to the smelter by way of Arrow
A transfer to E. Baillie and W. B.
Wright was made the past week of a
half interest in the Copper King on
Poplar creek, and a syndicate has been
formed to develop the claim. The syndicate is composed of Messers. Baillie,
Wright, Anderson and Corcoran, each
holding a quarter interest   in  the prop-
Lou Williams and Jos. Atkinson left
Wednesday to work on the Great
Britain group at the head of Meadow
jpreek, and about ten mites from Pop-
The Great Britain was located in
1895, and about $6,000 has been expended in development. The group
comprises six claims—the Dominion,
Great Britain, Ontario, Canadian Boy,
Mammoth and Duluth. Development
consists of about 350 feet of tunneling,
and stripping and surface crosscuts.
There are two leads on the group, one
4 and the other 12 feet wide. Assays
run from $40 io $155 in gold and silver, with a small percentage of copper.
The claims are about four miles in a
direct line from the railway track, and
two miles from the river valley, so only
about two miles of tramming will be
be required for shippfiig purposes.
There is a good trail to the group, and
a wagon road about ten miles in length
would give an easy grade for freighting ihe ore to the railway.
The Kaslo Smelter.
For years Kaslo has been the butt
of the newspapers of the interior over
the repeated attempts to build a smelter
in that town. All the papers have had
a fling at the aspirations of Kaslo to
become a smelter town, hut, notwithstanding the humorous side of the
question, a smelter in that town would
prove a boon to the Slocan, the camps
along Kootenay lake, and the mines of
Poplar and the Upper Lardeau. It
would give the mine owners just wnat
they want—competition in freight and
treatment of ores. This would be
especially so of the mines around Sandon and along Kootenay lake, and just
as soon as Kaslo has a smelter, providing the right persons have charge of
it, freight and treatment charges on
silver-lead ores will be cut in two.
There certainly is a humerous side to
the repeated failures of Kaslo in the
attempt to build a smelter, but the
mine owuers along the K, & S. have
so far failed to fully appreciate the
joke. With a lead stack at Kaslo,
ninety per cent of the Slocan mines
now idle would resume work and pay
dividends. And there is no reaeon
why the smelter should not also be a
paying concern. If the people of Kaslo
had as much business foresight as they
have political astuteness a smelter
would long ago have been   built there. .
Joe Darraugh of Phoenix was in
town the past week on sleuthful
thoughts intent.
) Poplar, B. C, July 29, 1904.
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B. C.
aud ii sent to any address for f 2.00 a year.
Commercial adve;ti*sing is $1.50 an inch for
four iusertious. Reading notices lo cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a line rirst insertion, and 5 cents a line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate of
Improvement notices, *7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, $10. Address all letters to The
Ncogkt. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWERY, Proi'Riktor.
FRIDAY,  JULY 29, 1904.
Strafed away from its guardians
about the first of May, 1904, one daily
mail service for the Lardeau. Any
prospector retaining same in his
cabin after this date will be prosecuted, as the service was speci.illy
manufactured by the Nelson Daily
News for the Liberal Campaign com
mittee. •	
Another letter has been received
at this office from H. B Munroe, B.
C. commissioner at the St, Louis fair,
asking why a mineral exhibit has
not been sent from Poplar creek, as
he has had a numb r of enquiries
about this district. A few men in the
world were created to "do'* things,
and the remainder to let them do.
The Poplar Trades Council took up
the question of an exhibit and appointed a committee. The coin in itsee,
with John Keen as its chairman, lias
done all in its power to have an ex
hibit sent, but without the Co operation of prospectors and mining com
panies it was impossible to accomplish
much in the way of getting an exhibit together. All needed arrangements in ihe way of transportation
were made by the committee; the
Great Northern Mines, Lui., were
asked to allow their samples to be
sent; prospectors were asked to bring
in specimens, and everything that
could be done by the committee attended to, but so far their efforts have
resulted in failure. It is almost too
late now to do anv thing, bu had the
mining: companies and prospectors
cooperated with the committee, a
splendid exhibit of gold, silver, cop-
'per, zinc and nickel could have been
9 sent—a greater variety of ores, and
rich, too, than could have been sent
from any other district of similar area
on the continent.
That tbe Chinese are abreast of
the times or, perhaps, a little ahead,
is shown by the B. C. Gazette of the
14th inst., which contains the notice
of incorporation  of "The   Oriental
Club," Victoria,   The objects of the
club are: "Social intercourse, mutual
helpfulness, mental and moral improvement, rational recreation and
amusement, athletic and gymnastic
exercise and games, the promotion
of good-fellowship, and the supplying
of refreshments amongst its  members."   This could be summed up in
two words, "booze" and "gambling."
But if  whites are allowed to form
themselves into clubs for the purpose
of selling liquor without a license and
gambling, the Chinese should be allowed  the same privilege.     Some
time ago there was a little municipal
scandal in Victoria over the manner
in which booze money was extracted
from the Chinese vendors of liquors.
The Chinese have risen to the occasion and have formed a club in which
they can legBlly carry on gambling
and sell liquor without a license. In
every town of importances B. C.
there is one or more of these clubs
where the "best" people congregate
to evade the license act and '-skin"
innocents. The Chinese are becoming Chrissianized, and therefore must
form clubs in which they can manufacture gentleman and evade the law.
The Doctor—Have you taken a
wineglass of whiskey every two
hours as directed? The Patient—
Yah, toctor, und I haf also a schooner
of peer efery fifteen minutes took,
aber id dond seem to hat me some
goot done.—Brooklyn Life.
Ger.-ildinu—My feet are like cakes
of ice. Gerald—I hope the ice won't
melt; I c*in't swim
Hawthorne Bros
Miners and Prospectors'
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
modt modern style. Best of accommodation
for minims men and tourists. On ly A 1 brands
of liquors and cigars kept n stock.
Casey & Mobbs, Props.
Beer and Aerated Waters
Frank A. Tamblyn, Agt, Poplar
Exchange Hotel
Keeps a line of Nerve Bracers
that are not surpassed in the
Golden West, and there is
not a Cigar in the house that
needs a windy day to smoke
it. Furnished Rooms always ready for the needy.
Poplar prospectors always
welcome and given the best.
Dominion Hotel
. Has ample accommodation for a
large number of people. The table
is supplied with the best in the market. The bar contains the popular
brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly & Nelson.
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 j the way to make a stranger feel at
home. FRED KAISER, Proprietor.
Poplar Townsite
See Future Ads.
Chas. Hanson, Proprietor.
First-class In every department.    Wines Liquors and Cigars the
finest  procurable.    The   Menu   has no equal in the
Lerdeau.    Call and be convinced that
Le Sporting  Man   at  Church.
The religious editor ot a certain
.per published in New York state
Itooka vacation and as he had no one
to leave in bis place,  he asked the
Lporting editor to attend church and
report the sermon:   Here is what he
wrote, unblemished by the the edi-
tonal pencil:
The weather was perfect, and the
grandstand and bleachers were
packed. The Kev. Dr. — waa in the
box lor the Christians, and he cer-
jglnly had everything in the book.
When he tackled New Jerusalem
he used the slow ball artistically,
bat when he warmed up in hades he
had speed to burn and whipped them
over like a shot.
He had swell control and never
lost sight ot the plate for a minute,
especially after it had been passed
The choir did a good deal ot rooting from the players' bench, and occasionally a voice trom the bleachers yelled "Amen!" Although it
was an extra-inning game he never
letup, and had the visitors properly
backed up throughout, putting some
ot them to sleep.
it he can only keep up the pace—
the big league for his next season.
Poplar, B. C, July 29, 1904.
Spoiled the Moral.
When 1 came to town twenty years
ago, s-4id tbe prosperous man of
ample waistcoat, all my earthly
possesions were wrapped in a red
bandanna handkerchief.
And now you own 300 acres of land
and that factory on the edge of the
town? May I ask what you carried
in that red bandanna handkerchief?
Six thousand pounds in cash and
The Value of Veal.
The Prodigal Son was eating the
tatted calf.
Yes, my boy, said the father, I
could have had it run over by the
railroad and got damages instead.
Touched to the quick by the sacri-
ttce, the youth reformed permanently
Is it true, pa, that storks can fly
one hundred miles an hour? Well
not in Utah; they have too many
stops to make.—Town Topics.
Notary  and   Commissioner
A. N. VAR8
Baillie, Vara & Co.
Wanted to Be Tempted
„ . .    n      .   M      j      ...   „    I REAL ESTATE, MINING AND INSURANCE ACTS
Mrs. Robert J. Burdette, candidate
for the presidency of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs,  was
talking one day about the white rib
bon that is the sign of total abstinence
There are* some persons, said Mrs.
Starkey & Co., S2ft"S
Fruit Erks, Bacon and other Provisions.
• Nklson, B.C.
A. R. Heyland,
veyor, Kaslo.
Lund Sar-
E.   Ferguson   & Co.
Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale dealers in  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars.    Agents for Pabst beer.
Mining Investments.
Burdette, who don't wear the white I ■l"»»« *r©p«m«« t«r Sato l» all **Hb
ribbon with sincerity.   They  wear •! SHtUh Columbia.
it, perhaps about as hypocritically as
it was worn by an employee of a cer
tain brewery.
Tine employee, alter years ot dis
si|»tion, appeared one day at  t c
brewery with the white ribbon on his
breast.   Nothing wassaid to him awl
lie wore the ribbon for seveial months
Then, one day, the head ot the
tirm, happening to notice the mans
badge, approached him.
"Why, Frank, it is strange 10 see
you, a brewer, wearing the white
"it does look strange, sir,"the man
"Well," said the brewer, "why do
you do it?"
"It is like this," said the workman.
"1 wear the ribbon because it makes
men like to tempt me, and when I'u.
tempted I succumb, sir."
When Greek Meet* Greek.
1 was taken in last night said the
km footpad.
U"t pinched ? asked the second.
No! was the scornful answer.
Think I don't know the cops better
thsn that? it was this way: I held
QP&gny and took his leather and
ticker away from him, and the first
tn'nglknew he was talking about
now dangerous my work was, and
how I ourht to provide for the future,
*ndblow me if he didntgetmeto
"iffr an application for life insurance
an<* give him all the money I had
collected during the evening as a
first payment on the policy !
If we saw ourselves as others see
°4 we might refute to believe our
own eyes.-Pack.
Exchange Hotel
Keeps a line of Nerve Bracers
that are not surpassed in the
Golden West, and there is
not a Cigar in the house that
needs a windy day to smoke
it. Furnished Rooms always ready for the needy.
Poplar prospectors always
welcome and given the best.
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.
The Nugget
Subscribe for the local
paper and help it and the
camp along.
In The Nugget and show
that you are living and
want to do business.
The News
We are here to publish
all the news. If you are
working on a claim drop
in and tell us all about it
That's what we are here
for.   Give us the news. g#
Poplar, B. C, July 29, 1904.
In applying for some additional
located in nearly everv state in the
Union, and a few in Canada and
England, show that the number of
S^ThSTft W""k'" Jen.' ^iem '" «"» institutionsi3 16,512.
«ngs Brjan had to All up theusual 0» whom-703 have light hair and
questions as printed on the applica- „„>„,t„J        k ■     V    *.
<fcn sheet. One query was- HaTe L 1? or aubarn locks- In «"w
you ever suffered ta^JJ."* % P«f «"***• inmates are
.'. . „    _"""   . 5!"f "*"er M an> I brunettes, with black or brown hair,
Jtind?    To this Mr. firyan replied:
les, frow (wo attacks of PwsWeiitial
the latter in varying; shades.   In one
asyluni in New England • there is not
ver,both of which were followed     ' u ,   .  ™ "■■»■*■"'•"> >sno
t seYere chills.  H«r^S 8 8in<rl* ""»».* wh0 '».«* • •*«
severe chills.   Have completely
.The editor of an English paper recently received a fine chicken, which
he, supposing it to be a token of appreciation   from   a   discriminating
reader, took home and enjoyed for
dinner.   The following day he re*
ceived this letter:    "Dear Editor.—
Yesterday I sent you a cluekeu in
order to settle a dispute  which has
arisen here.   Can you tell us what
the chicken died of."
nette.   A pecaliar feature about the
facts is that the percentage of those
regarded as incurably insane is much
greater among   the   blondes than
among the  brunettes.    The  totals
show that among the dark haired inmates onlv 53 per cent, are marked
hopelessly insane, while among the
blondes 81 per cent,  are put in this
category, and only three among the
red-haired patients escaped the same
Bring You   .
JOB ^^^
to this office. It will not hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
Harrop Block, |
p°Plar, B. c.
Quiet   and Comfort^;
Mr». W. J. Cockle.
Like the traditional' Englishman j u Mi8treas~"If >'ou want eggs to keep
^     «     -       - *        "n»' they must be laid in a cool place
Arthur Stanley, Dean of Westminster, wore home from his first visit
to America an expression of amazement which only time could enact.
He was at once beset by int rvieiv-
ers, who asked him the usual ques
tions.   "What was the thing which
most impressed you?"  was one  of
these.   Without a moment's hesitation, Dean Stanley replied: "My own
ignorance. 1
Bridget -Oi'll mintion it to the kins
at wanst, mum.-Tid-Bits.
"A  One  portrait of a   distinguished
subject which the late Professor Len
bach began he riever finished    The
sitter in this case was the Queen of
HoJlaooY who, taking umbrage at a
suggested  change in her costume,
sharply rebuked the artist, and or
dcred him to paint her as she was.
Whereupon   the  spirited  artistv re-
plied: ''Your majesty can oommaud
£our own subjects, but I am a (Je'r-
iuan/ and he took his departure.
Senator Beveridge   uses   neither
railway passes nor telegraph franks.
yn one occasion ho had been speaking: at an old settlers'picnic, and m
making bis way through the croud
*as relieved of all his money.   He
'did not discover his loss until he at
tempted to pav lor a hasty lunch at
the railway station,   Ue explained
to toe restaurant-keeper, who said in
auspicious tones:   "Show your railway passes if you are a senator."   "I
don't use them," replied Mr. Beverage.    'Then you ain't no senator,"
said the landlord with conviction.
Professor William James of Har
vard is very popular with the more
intelligent and studious of the undergraduates.   When these young man,
tiowever, make rash or bold or unbecoming assertions,   he   does   not
hesitate  to  take them down.   Not
ng ago a sophomore aired some
ther atheistical  views before Pro
V James,   f fJfou," the latter said,
i*ai$ a free thinker, I perceive.   You
«lfeve  in? nothing."    *I  only be-
[ove—haw—what I can understand,'
[he sophomore replied.    ''It comes to
ihe same thing, I suppose," said Pro-
—->r James.   "
is said that only four per cent, of
inmates of the insane asylums of
United States are blondes, and
nly two. j*ir cant have blue eyas.
'igures obtained from 68 asylums,
In New Denver
Is one of the cosiest hotels in
the Slocan for a man in
search of food, drink or a
downy coach.    Ask for
when you get inside the door.
Is a literary blend, written, compiled, published
and shipped by R. T. Lowery.   It tells about
Booze in Nelson, Poker in t^je Silvery Slocan,
Gospel at Bear Lake, Rain in INew 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
Pagfe.    It  is  not  selling  very   well-, perhaps
owing to the fact that Mulock has not vet shut
it out of the mails.    The public are warned not
to buy it, although it is sent to any address
earth for 25c.    Address
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
sa pleasant halting placed
for pilgrims on their way
to Poplar. l ^^^^^^
Cockle A Pap worth
Poplar, Nelson, or
New Denver, B. C.
The Spyglass Mining
an* Development Cempany, Limit*..
Capitalization^,.**),divi(let, ^ ■
naitesh^e been placed i., the treasury.
• '
Hotel in Nelson has
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty of room for
Poplar millionaires.
Is all underwritten"' "viZT   l"Vm now before the *«*
behest propert^   n   'e P   ■reSoThat We °*» ono *
ceded bv the bit Ji? P°plar Creek W^ice is con-
CHmp. Thisst,? SSffi*: h»'e **■■■"
within three months. Now JS* 2 °n° d0"8r flat
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'-'..«r;:i; THE NUGGET.
Wit and Satv&m*
Poplar, B. C, July 29, 1904.
was .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m
claimed to be a mathematical). Rit
chie doubted bis claim, and to test
him said: How many sides has a
circle? Two, was the reply. What
are they ? asked the doctor. The in
side and the outside.
The late Dr. Ritchie of Edinburgh | the hero.   The German soldier who
as   examining    a   student    who 1 carried the flag was also one of us,
so we did it on the joint account.
While Secretary Hay was in the
country one summer, an important
piece of official business was pending
and he arranged with Washington
that any news that might arrive
about the matter should be telegraphed to him in cipher. Day after
day he waited,(but no telegram came.
One morning, happening to go to the
little telegraph ofliee, he said to the
operator: |"I suppose you have received no dispatch for me ?" "Why,
yes, sir," the operator replied, 'there
was a dispatch for you the other day,
but it was all twisted and confused.
I couldn't make head or tail of it, and
sol didn't think it was any use to
send it up to you."
In a little bayou an old darkey's
fiat-bottomed boat was shelved on a
mud bank. The mud was too deep
tor him to get out and push, and he
got madder and madder. In his exasperation he s.i w a woman stooping
down at the landing some yards
above to fill her pail from the stream.
Git out er dat 1 he yelled out angrily.
Et ye takes a drop outen dis yere
bayou till I gits afloat agin, I'll mek
ye pay fer it ef I hev ter wade asho'
ter do it!
As there is a law against burying
in  the city of Albany,  N. Y., the
bishop had to have a special act of
the legislature to be buried  in the
cathedral.   He was successful in having the act pass the law makers, but
his friends were astounded and worried when they read  its text.    It began with the usual verbiage.   The
ending was something like this: "We
do grant that Bishop Doane be buried
within the precincts of the City of
Albany.   This act to take effect immediately.'    	
Colonel Pete Hepburn of Iowa is
totid of telling how, during his early
days in congress, he once had occa
siou to consult Speaker Reed, with a
view to obtaining Reed's advice as to
a eulogy on a deceased colleague,
which Hepburn had been selected to
deliver. Give me a general idea of
what I shall say, said the inex
perienced congressman. Say anything except the truth, responded
Reed.    It's customary.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up Capital, f$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.
A late story of Irish wit U located
in   New   Orleans.     An   Irishman
boarded a train in which every seat
but one was occupied by two people.
This seat had as occupants a young
sport and a large shaggy dog.   The
Irishman stood by the seat expecting
that room would be made for him.
The young man did not  take the
hint,  but regarded the other,  who
was poorly dressed, with ill-disguised
scorn.     At  last  the   Irishman   remarked: That's a f'oine looking dog
ye have with ye.  What breed is lie?
It's a cross between an ape and an
Irishman,   wa   the sneering reply.
Sure, then, its a relative of both of
us, was the instant retort.
Capital authorized, $4,000,000
Capital [paid up] - 3,000,000
Rest 2,850,000
Head Office:
Branches in the Northwest Territories,  Provinces of British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRI1T, President. D. R. WILKIE, VicePres.and Gen. 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 Stares.    Special
attention given to Collections, Mining  Bonds and business transacted by
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
the brother, "I should think God
would.,have sense enough to know
that five babies in one family was
Subscribe for The Nugget.
The Place to Buy
Your Mail Orders!
Last spring Governor Odell met an
old friend of his up in Newburg, his
home town and immediately asked
how he was getting along on the airship he had been  wot king on for
years.    The   inventor had become
disgusted with his mechanical pro
gress, and when the governor asked
if the machine was a complete sue
cess, he replied: Well, not quite yet.
I have two thing to accomplish before
I can say it is—I have to tind4out how
to get my machine up in the air and
how to keep it there.
Baron Altonse Rothschild, the most
patriotic of Frenchmen, issued a
notice during the Franco Prussian
war, that he would present a handsome sum of money to any Jewish
soldier in the Fronch army who
might capture a German flag. Such
a capture was made, and in due
course the soldier came up for the
promised reward.   After he had re
General Chaffee, tells oi a regular
army veteran who approached him
on the street and asked him for a
quarter.    Why,  you received  your
month's pay yesterday, didn't you?
The veteran acknowledged it, and
being asked what had become of it,
replhd:   Well, it's like this.   I left
thejpost ard crossed to New York
with that $15.50.  1 met a friend and
we had dim er.   I was mighty surprised when the bill was $8.   Then
I bought $1 worth of cigars, and we
went to the theatre for $4.   Af er the
the theatre we went down  to  the
Bowery, and I spent $2 there.  That's
only  $15,  said the general.    What
became of the other 50 cents ?   The
soldier reflected,    I guess  I  must
have spent that foolishly, the soldier
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.
.   „.    After he
ceived it the baron invited the soldier
into his private room, and asked him, _9 .
to relate in detail the glorious epi-Iter remarked: "Why, no, we 11 keep
sode,   Well,  it was this way,  said | it for the next baby.''   'Well,  said
Dr. W H. Tolman, director of the
American Institute of Social Science,
told the following story the other day
as an unconscious illustration of the
prevailing sentiment in regard to the
"race suicide" problem: A family of
ray acquaintance has a certain pewter
cup which has been the property ot
five children in succession at the
period whei£they first begin to use
cups. The other day one of the older
children, a small boy, was discussing
the propriety of bestowing the cup
upon some poor child. His little sister remarked: "Why, no, we'll keep
Is convenient to the C. P. R.
depot, and provides all there
is in the market. Cosy rooms,
Tasty meals and Pure liquors
can always be had at this
John Carey, Prop.
Front St., Poplar.
Has leased the dining room
of the KAISER HOUSE in
Poplar and serves regular
meals at popular prices. A
trial will convince the public
that the man behind the range
understands his business.
The Kaiser House
First Street, Poplar.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
Poplar, B. C, July 29, 1904,
Local Happenings.
Subscribe for The Nugget.
Two dances in Poplar the past week.
E. Ferguson; the Nelson liquor man,
came in from Gerrard yesterday by
John Keen returned from Kaslo Monday, after a visit to sume Slocan properties in which he is interested.
Mrs. John Y. Cole of Seattle came in
Monday to join her husband who has
charge of the worlc on the Mother Lode
A. O. Ostby has sold his good-will in
the Poplar Meat Market to Tattrie &
Chisholm, who have opened a shop on
Second street in (he Garvey building,
opposite the Grand hotel.
Fred Kaiser left Wednesday for
Eholt, taking with him Prince, a
thoroughbred bloodhound which he intends to present to Joe Darraugh of
This week Henry Magnussen purchased the interest of Fred Kaiser in
the Kaiser house, and in future the
business will be conducted by Magnussen & Almgren.
A. McQueen, Mrs. McQueen and
family left on Wednesday for Kaslo
where they will visit for a time. Mrs.
McQueen has been unwell for a few
weeks and will remain in Kaslo under
the care of a physician until she has
fully recovered.
Bush fires have been doing considerable damage throughout the dis-
trict in the past few days. The people
of Gol Jhill have had two close calls
during the week. Around Howser
lake a large amount of damage has
been done by the ft res, and between
Rapid and Tenderfoot creeks there
are several large fires.
A letter received by E. L. Masterson
this week from the superintendent of
education contained the information
that an assisted school would be established in Poplar, and instrncting him
to call a meeting of parents for the
purpose of electing a board of school
trustees. Thia is one of the results of
having an organization such as the
Trades Committee, where the citizens
can all work together.
The Ledge is being moved from New
Denver, to Nelson, where it will be
issued as a Monday morning paper.
The reason given for the change of location is " loo much scenery and not
enough local support." Even a news-
paper cannot long afford to spend $200
per month in a town and receive
month   in   a   town   and
return   from    its    business
tLj ■r~r-*"
less   than $30.    This  the Ledge has
' "®en ^£I!!£illjyew Denvef for the past
fwo Years.
Although business does not appear
tp be very {brisk in Poplar, eight pack
animals are kept busy every day taking
supplies to the mines and prospects on
the different creeks in the vicinity of
Poplar. Often two trips have \o be
made in a day to keep up with the
work. The pack train does not take
supplies to one half of the men, for
most of the prospectors pack their grub j
from the nearest point on   the railway!
tc the claims. Thus it will be seen
that although the town appears dead,
the hills are alive with men working on
their claims,
Prince, a lookout dog, trained by J.
C. Henderson, disappeared on Wednesday. Telegrams were sent to the
police at Kaslo and Nelson to be on
the watch for a barbered dog, short as
to leg but long on back. Could be
otherwise identified by yelling "jackpot." If he grabbed the nearest person by the leg, it was Prince. If he
didn't grab, the wrong dog had been
apprehended. The dog was last seen
with an oldish man, who wore a light
colored soft hat, dark gray tweed suit,
cut-away coat, bunions on both feet,
a slight cast in fthe right eye, walked
with the left hand turned in, fingers
contracted claw-like, height about 5
feet 7 in., and feet well distributed over
the ajacent territory. Mr. Henderson
offers a suitable reward for the return
of the dog.
Wednesday evening a dance was
given by the Trades Committee in aid
ot the building bun J of the new hall.
The dance as well as being one of the
most enjoyable ever held in the town,
was also a financial success. Refreshments were served during the evening.
Theo Dufresne and J. working furnished excellent music, and Fred J.
Hazen ably tilled the position of floor
manager. Following is the list of
dances, which was long enough to
satisfy the most enthusiastic:
part 1.
1. Grand March. •. Hon. School hall
2. Waltz Ladies Aid
3. Two-Step Bachelors Aid
4. Saratoga Bridge Carpenters
5. 'Frisco Schottische Dominion
6. Spanish Waltz Commercial
7. Extra (Ladies' Choice) Kaiser
8. Quadrille Grand Central
9. Newport Poplar
We are getting in shape to.flll
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 bur. first class
goods. Giveusacall. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
10. Two-Step Grand
11. French Minuet.. Royal
12. Extra  • Postoftice
13. Waltz Townsite
14. Circassian Train Manipulators
15. Comas Waltz..Mineral Extractors
16. Two Step The Mystic Fluid
17. Lancers Fresh Water Nav'ors
18. Mil. Schottische..Tonsorial Artist
19. Bon Ton Mixologists
20. Waltz.. Pub. Opinion Expounder.
21. Ping-Pong His Honor.
22. Rye Waltz Licensor
23. Highland  Fing	
 Sign Post to Heaven
24. Quadrille Wood Butcners
25. Extra Poplar Orchestra
The thanks of the committee are due
to tqe ladies and others who assisted in
making the dance a success.
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as Theu.
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
Poplar Drug Store I
We have opened a Drug       |
Store  on Second  Stre<t
Drugs  and Medicines
Lumber and Builders* Ma-
terial,  Hardware   Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc, Etc.
J- H. LOVE 1
j   Help  of  All  Kinds  Furnished 1
MoKinnon A
Carry the largest stock in
the Lardeau, including
Miners' and
Kootenay Railtoay and
Naoigation Co. Ltd.
International Navigation and
Trading Company, Limited,
Kaslo and Slocan Railway
K   & S. RY.
Lv.  X:;Via. 111.
Ar. I0:l;"m. in.
Ar. I:*") |>. m
jLv. 2:<«i p. ni
Lv, l:.*ip. m.
Ar. I:.h>p. ni.
Ar. 11:00 ft. 111
i.v. &00&. m
Tickets sold lo all parts of the United
Stales and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particular* call on or
Manager, Kaslo.
Supplies delivered to any
part of the district at
reasonable rates. Prospectors outfits moved and
Saddle Horses furnished.
Furniture and
Bargains  in  all   kinds   of
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
etc   Wall Paper.   Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
1 British Plate Mirror 46x96
inches, new, Letter Presses,
Biliard and Pool Tables, Cash
Registers and other specialties
Mail Order*  Receive Prompt Attention


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