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Vol. I.   No. 52.
Poplar, B. C, November 25,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
(ieo. Hambly is now a resident of
Mrs Kerfoot left on Monday to visit
friends in Vancouver.
Bruce White ia examining the Morning claim on Rapid creek.
Al Houston is back from Trout Lake
and is again at the Mother Lode.
Fred J. Hazen, floor manager for the
voting people's dancing association, left
for Cranbrook Monday.
It is reported that a deal hag been
made, for the Marquis and Gilbert properties, but ltd definite statement has
been made by those, principally concerned.
0. B. N. Wilkie. P. L. 8 . is at Rapid
creek surveying thejBroken illill mineral claim for C. T. Porter It is reported Mr. Porter? intends 'doing considerable development\ work *on this
property the coming winter.
Manager Cochran* of the Great
Northern Mines, accompanied by B.
Crilly, is looking over the company's
property here All are anxiously waiting for the decision of the full court on
the appeal in'the  Rutherford   vs  Mor-
ting in shape for the. winter. There is
no snow on the hills at present and
packing is still going on. The oldest
timers have never seen the snow hold
off so long in tfieir recollection Some
of the mills are suffering- from too little
water but they will have enough to operate with.
The American boy is looking very
well. It is reported that they have
made a strike of 17 inches of fine grade
ore. They have a couple of cars ready
for shipment. They have rebuilt their
bunk houses and are now in shape for a
steady winter's work.
A decided improvement, has taken
place in the long drift at the Calumet
and Hecla, which property promises to
make one of the best mines of Springer
Creek. At the close of last week the
paystreak had widened out to three feet
of mixed ore, and the ground was getting solid. For the time being W Clement Is working alone on the property.
the country and his many friends will
be pleased to learn that he is to remain
in charge of the hotel that he has had
under lease for the past few years.
gan case.
in October the Slocan mk'.es shipped
LJ508 tons. <>f this 288 iQtis was zinc
■   %*\>     a    i   tltlllW^    it)    .'Vaift'i    S4t«| •>    -    '        *»••*•        \tw
sine to Batchelor Bros .  Spokane,  for
shipment abroad.
John Daly is moving from K.nslo to
Mot ie where he his accepted a position
with the St RugDRe
The Blue Bird is packing down a cir
of ore. this week.   There are four   n en
" af
at work on the property.
The Idaho mill at Alamo has resiroed
milling:again, after a temporary shut
down owing to the crusher breaking
Th.' mine is looking* in first class shape
aud there was never more ore in the
^topes than >rt present. They are getting quite a bit of clean ore
I lie-hig tunnel at the Rambler i.» pro
pressing favorable,   it   now   being   in
about 1800 feet    The present contract
of 2U00 feet ihculd be finished about the
middle of April.
The !!"d Vox near McGuigan hai
"hipped out supplies to work a force all
winter. \Vj| Gethinjr and t-eorjre
Henderson will have charge of the
work They rfo not expect ro ship ti.'l
"Pj'ingas it costs too much to keep the
trail open all winter.
Hie Mountain Con has|a small crew
;i' work, but will eoon have to elos ■
'•own as it is an almost Impossible task
111 the winter They have shipped
''••'ven cars of ore this summer, which
bought iu the neighborhood of 1.0,000
smelter returns. The owner- will pos-
«lblv let a contract for the winter.
ihePayns has leased the «rnrkl»ii?s
between the No. 5 and No. 2 levels to
Messrs,, Brown and Smith, the late fore-
"ian And timekeeper. The mill has
,H,,''i leased to Mr Listle. the late sup-
eri"tendeut of the mill and he has a
contract to treat pOOO tone of Lucky
Jim ore.
"he mines near Sandon  are all get-
The body of John Brindac wax found!
yesterday morning, not far from where
Green man was found Saturday night.
He is the last of the victims of the late
disaster to he taken from the mine, and
will be buried by the side of nis comrades in the Fernie cemetery.
The mines at Carbonado are very
rich, owing'to the enormous width of
the coal seam*, and possibly coal is produced cheaper there than  at any other
.•/klliwrv  nlmiu-   tiut   Crow      Xllfi   illinPJ'si
killed were taking out boiler coal.
Owing to the danger to life in working No. t, the United Mine Workers
will do all in Iheir power to prevent
men from working in it until some still
Unknown means are discovered to pre.
vent the outbursts of j.as.
From the Leader
Don McKay, superintendent of roads,
trails and bridges for the district is
here and has put some men to work on
Moyie's streets making many such
needed repairs.
W. P. Sloan, was in Moyiefrom Cres-
ton this week to see his partner, G A.
M Young, who is employed by the St
Eugene company. Messrs Sloan and
Young own several valuable claims adjoining the Alice mine. Accoraing to
Mr. Sloan's report the Alice1 has two
year' ore blocked out and the future of
the mine is becoming brighter every
Mrs. J. B. Rudd has taken a lease on
the Adam boarding house at the Fernie
mine and will take possession on December let. Mr. and .Mrs T, ii. Mc-
Farlane will have charge of the ranch
during Mrs Rudd's absence. Mrs
Rudd willj give a big dance in her
boarding house on the evening of Nov.
30th, which she extends an invitation
to everyone.
Mining in the Coeur d'Alene district
in Idaho,has?ibeen carried on for the
past 20 years and »omeoflthelbeet prop
erties have been opened up only within
the la active years. The person who
says that Movie will never be any more
thau « ouo niiuu    town     <Jooti     DO1,     kllOW
what.he is talking about The Moyie
campjslabout eeven"years( old and it
has the biggest dividend paying mine
in the proviuce,and a half dozen other
properties that will be running it a
close race within,a veryjfew years.
tFrom the Heruhi.;
Cranbrook today has a water-works
system that is not surpassed in the
Fred Hazen returned Thursday from
Poplar Creek where he lias been prospecting this summer.
G. H. Barttey and wife leave about
December 5th.'for a three month's trip
to Edinburgh, Scotland.
l>r .1. II. King received word this
week„that h1s*father, Senator King, of
Chipman, N B., was quiteill and the
doctor left for the old home this afternoon.
Mis. F J. Bradley, who has been
confined at St Eugene hospital for the
past two months with an attack of typhoid fever, is now on the fair road to
Invitations have been issued for the
marriage of Miss Caroline Bertha Moss
and Mr. W. F. Curd which is to occur
on Wednesday. November :30th, 1 p. m.
Bt Christ Church.
Mrs. T. H. Whelan and Mrs. A. P.
Chenotte, of Fernie, are the guests of
Mrs Ged. Gougeon at the Imperial hotel. Last evening Mrs (iougenn gave
a dancing party at the hotel in honor of
her guests, and those present had a
most enjoyable time
The North Star hotel has been sold
under mortgage, and Harry Drew has
secured control of same and will re-
mam in charge Mr. Drew is recog-
nfced as one of the best hotel men m
Boundary Mining Notes.
Owing to the shortage of water, work
has been temporarily suspended at the
Emma mine.
A force of about 120 men is now employed at the llawhide, Brooklyn and
Steiiiwinder mu.es.
The Hunter V. mine, near Ymir, is
shipping daily to the. Granby, as well as
to the Northport and Trail smelters.
The Dominion Copper Co. is shipping ore from the Brooklyn and Stem-
winder dumps to the Trail smelter, box
aud coal cars being used for that purpose.
As a result of the recent strike on the
Providence, reported in these columns,
work nas been started on the Coronation by H. V. Fuller, adjoining the
The new strike on the Providence is
said to be of no little importance, the
lead having been opened up for 400 feet
up the hill Foreman Dermody now
has about 10 men at work on this property.
The Lucilc Dreyfus mine near Danville, on the reservation, has resumed
operations with a force; of some 12 men
and is now shipping ore to the Granby
smelter This property is situated only
about ten miles from the smelter.
It is the intention to work the Betts
and Hesperus all winter, one of the new
things to be started being a 700 foot
tunnel, a force of 12 men is to be kept
busy and the new machinery will soon
be received over the Great Northern
Phoenix branch.
Ten men are employed' at the Skylark under Foreman Rowe, and those
interested are naturally pleased at the
excellent ore being taken out of the
lower workings of the mine. A car of
ore is ready to be sent out to the smelter early next week.
Prof. \\. D. Brock, of the Dominion
geological survey, who has already
spent several weeks examining and
sampling the Snowshoe for the interests of the proposed merger of that
property with the Le Roi and War
Eagle-centre Star mines, will probably
proceed to Rossland to examine aud
report upon the other mines in the
proposed consolidation, in another ten
days.—Phoenix Pioneer    I
Development work at the mines of
the Canadian-AoQerican Coal and Coke
Co;, at Frank, is being pushed ahead
as fast as possible aud not only is it producing a large amount of coal for shipment but preparations are about completed for more than doubling its
present output.
At the old workings, the main entry
which is now in on the coal seam 7000
feet, some 650 tons of coal is being
shipped dai!y. Here the Company have
established screens and coal picker so
that this coal is both free from rock and
du9t and consequently of the best qua..
ity for both domestic and Steam purposes X
The gallows    frame  over   the\uew
shaft, near the railway,  is compleSL^
and this shaft will soon be ready to be
come one of the main coal producers of
this company. The machinery is now
all installed in the new power house at
the shaft and everything ready to start
up. The company are contemplating
the erection of coke ovens in the spring
and also figuring on securing the erection of a zinc smelter at that place
The town itself is progressing steadily
and the volume of business done by
Frank merchants is steadily on the increase With a company pay roll of
over 150 men and a promise of a large
increase in that number besides the
prospect of a smelter and other enterprises the business men of Frank are
more than confident in the future prosperity of the town.—Blairmore Times.
According to a dispatch from Fairbanks, the chief city of the Tanana district, owing to a genaral shortage of
supplies, the result of a heavier influx
of people than was expected, prices
have gone skyward, and while there is
probably a sufficient quantity of staples
in camp to carry over the winter, it is
not unlikelv that the old Dawson storv
of fabulous prices for the more delicate
articles will be tepeated before spring.
At present sugar retails at 50 cents a
pound, coal oil is 820 a case and candles
#15. There seems to be a shortage of
pepper, for that commodity commands
$2 50 a pound. Fresh canned oysters
$5 a can, and fresh meats are very high,
steaks selling at I$8.50 a pound Eggs
are very scarce, and sell as high as $75
a case.
Notary  and  Commissioner
' Poplar, B. C, November 25, 1904.
U published every Friday at Poplar, II. C. and
ts seat to any address fbr ft 00 a year.
Commercial advertising is 01.50 an inch for
four insertions. Reading notiees 15 cents a line
each insertion. Legal advertising lo cents a
line first insertion, and ft cents a line each subsequent insertion. Certificate of Impn.vemen
notices, iff; Delinquent co-owners notices, $10.
Address all letters to B, T. LOWEHY, Per-
me, B. C.
A snob can never become a great
man in the true sense of the word
any more than a jackass can change
itself into a Pullman car.
The liar is rained by his own lies,
and the trickster by his own tricks.
This is why so many politicians in
Ontario are slated to spend their old
age in the poor-house or jail.
The oldest thing on earth is a cypress tree, 6,260 years old. Up to
now we thought the oldest thing on
earth was the joke about the man
looking1 sick because he was from
In the United States tor nearly
forty years there have been tew
great men ;n public life. The private
pirates in the States who ha?e
amassed millions by legally rubbing
the people, have their back doors
and alleyways besieged by politicians seeking favors. In the days of
old it wis the strong public men who
had. the crowd at the back door.
/ _______
-' Give an individual the political or
religious cinch and he invariably be
comes a tyrant. Political parties are
just the same. Whc1 they have too
much power the resui. is lalways the
same. They pluck the feathers out
of the goose with the golden eggs
until the goose refuses *o lay, or
commits suicide. See the feathers for
the next four years along the track of
the Grand Trunk Pacific.
lions of them in the republic, and
though emancipated from slavery,
are generally treated with contempt
especially in the Southern States.
Under one pretext or another they
are mostly prevented from voting.
They won't stand it always. The
country is now enjoying a high degree of prosperity, but discontent is
seething under the surface. Following the usual coui-se of history in
such matters, the great republic is in
view of a terrible civil war, and there
are men now living who will have to
face it.     	
Head Office:
I). R. WILKIK, Vie^Pres.andGen Ma,
YV. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector ''
Man i no more destructive than
nature. He goes to war with other
human creatures, carves them into
small pieces, and destroys everything from virtue to government
bonds. Nature does the same thing
without appealing to any interna*
tional law. So it would seem that
war is necessary in order that man
and the earth upon which he lives
will not be covered with rust and
moss. Nations, like men who never
struggle, soon get atrophy of the
muscles, and are only fit for the soft
side of a grave. Action developes
character, even if your nose occasionally looks like a collision with a
claret bottle,	
The tendency ot indust.ial progress in the United States is favorable to the capitalists. The wealth
of the country is steadily concentrating in the hands ot the trusts This
is not a natural condition, and is
rapidly developing discontent among
the working classes, wto, in the
main, are the producers of the wealth
that the capitalists are absorbing.
The working men can see no means
of relief but in organizing among
themselves. And these organizations are steadily assuming a danger-
pus character. The Jnegroes also are
dissatisfied.   Taere are twelve mil-
A civil war has raged  in Colorado
fbr a year between the Mine Owners'
association and the Citizens' Alliance
on   the  one side and the  Western
Federation of Miners on the other.
The one side asked that the will of
the people be cairied out by the pas
sage ot an eight hour law for men
working in mines and smelters; the
other side said that the will ot the
people should not be carried out, and
having the governor in accord with
their views secured the services of
the  state   mi'itia and proceeded to
break up the locals of the Western
Federation of Miners.   The officers
of that organization were arrested on
trumped up charges, jailed and bull
penned; and the rank and  file Were
arbitrarily  deported    from   Cripple
Creek and  Telluride.    Such   highhanded  actions,   whether by  mine
owners' associations er labor organizations, ould only nave one  result
in the end, and the end has come in
Colorado.   The governor who hired
the military forces ot the state to the
Mine  Owners'   association   was  defeated at the (Mills, and his successful
opponent, who is largely interested
in mines and mills, declares the laws
ef the suae shall be enforced, but not
arbitrarily through the employment
of the militia.    Mill owners in one
district (Telluride) have posted notices in their mills that the work day
shall be  eight hours.   But the bit
terness and the  hatreds raised will
not die out in a day.   The president
of   the   Mine   Owners'   association,
Judge Col burn it Colorado Springs,
not only advocated  the deportation
of members of the  Wes ern Federa
tion ot Miners, but justified their being killed.    Mis son recently visited
Goldfield. Nevada, hundreds ot miles
distant from Cripple Creek.   He had
been in Goldfield  but  a short time
when he was told he had better take
a walk to Tonopah, 28 miles distant.
In other words, he got a dose of the
same medicine his father had been
so liberal in giving miners in Colorado.   Colorado will recover from the
effects of the civil  war; but it will
take time to heal all the wounds —
Nelson Tribune.
The man who digs the hardest
whether in search of gold or on the
farm or in the otlicc is the man who
wins the prize.
Capital authorized $4,000,000
Capidal (paid up; 3,000,000
Rest       ---    -     2,850,000
Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia
Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R  MEItKITT, President
E  HAY, Assistant Gen. Ma insrer.
Trout Lake, B.C., Branch:    A General Banking Business Transacted
Savings Department—Deposits received and interest allowed.
Drafts sold available in ail  parts of Canada and the United States.   Speed
attention given to Collections, Mining Bonds and business transacted
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
With Which is Amalgamated
Paid up Capital, 18.700,000.        Resenra Fund, 13,000,000.
AgsrregratM Resources Exceeding $88,000,000.
GEO. A. COX, President. B. E. WALKER, General Manager
Deposits Received and Interest Allowed
J   L   BUCHAN, Manag-
j$   Poplar Townsite
(j)   See Future Ads.
McKinnoti &
Carry the largest Stock in the l_»r-
<1»mii, in dtidiug
Miners :md
Prospe • tors'
Ti) N P. ROMAN, or to any .wrpon or persons
to whom he may have transferred his Interest in the Klondike mineral claim situated
on Tenderfoot ero-k. in the Trout Lake
Mining Pivi-i n of We»t Kootenay District)
YOU are hereby notified that we have expended
the sum of *100 in assessment work on the
altcve claim, together wtth rirtrtfor recording
the same. such work helm; required and netes
-nr to th> sold claim for the years W'-S-l and
endlii September Jfnd, wot, under the
p ovisions of the Mineral Act and Amending
Aet»;and if nt the expiration of ninety days
from the expiration of the first nubile tion of
th s notice tu The Nujrvret, you fall or refuse to
oontribi te  your pottion of such rxwiiditnre,
namely.   #1   HI 1-4.   together   wilh all ousts ol
advertising your interest iu said mineral claim
shall become vested iu us (your co-owner*) u|>on
filling In the proper office in   that India if  the.
affidavits required by section  1 of the  Miner il
Act Assessment Act. 1900.
Dated this 2nd day of Sc, tember  A. D. Iimi
Krlu Strand.
Kjhv a in Paii.UK A.N. Vars
Baillie, Vars & Go.
hV.ii   Kssstt,   Mining and  Insurance   Agouti
A.  H. Heyland,  Efl
veyor, Ka.lo
E. Ferguson & Co.*;';•"
Wholesale   Dealers   In    Wines,   Liquors  end
Ci« irs       Agents tor Pabst Beer.
Starkey & Co.,
dealen <n
Fruit, Km*, Ilw'.on and other Provision*
Nki.son, B.i
Keeps a line of Nerve
Bracers that are not
surpassed in the Golden
West, and there is not u
cigar in the hou>e needs
a windy day to smoke
it Furnished rooms al
ways ready for the
needy Poplar prospectors always welcome and
given the best


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