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The Nugget Apr 29, 1904

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VOL. I.   No. 22.
Poplar, b. C, april 29,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
Hammocks and fishing tackle at O.
Strathearn's Kaslo.
A. MeCallum has opened a provision
store on Poplar avenue.
R. C. Campbell and wife of Nelson
have become residents of Poplar.
A barber shop has been opened in
Gold Hill.    Julian is the artist.
W. H. Dowsing will open a cigar
store at Gold Hill and  act  as townsite
C. F. Caldwell, the well known mining man of Kaslo, was a visitor in
camp this week.
A. Peterson returned to town Friday,
after spending the winter in Trail, and
has reopened his restaurant.
C. I). Chisholm and Hugh Williams
of New Denver arrived in town Friday
last, the former to prospect and the latter to engage in business here.
Frank A. Tamblyn of Nelson came
in on Monday and will commence the
erection of a large lodging house as
soon as the lumber arrives from Trout
Jake Dover and D. Booth of Nelson
were in town this week looking over
the camp. Mr. Dover owns claims on
Rapid creek, on which he will commence work in a couple of weeks.
On the Lucky Sport, southwest of
Poplar, M, Kirlin has uncovered a lead
six feet in width which he has proved
for 200 feet. One assay has been made
of the ore which gave $26.50 in gold to
the ton.
F. K. Archer, of Archer & Hodder,
Kaslo, arrived in town Monday and
lias commenced the erection of a store
20x40 feet on the corner of Second
street and Poplar avenue. It is the intention of the firm to huild*t two-story
block du ing the summer,
Rich strikes are becoming of frequent
occurrence in the camp. The latest is
on the Lardo King group, and although
not so rich as one might be led to believe from me account published in the
Nelson Daily News of the 22nd Inst.,
it is rich enough to cause mining men
to tumble over each other to get an
option on the group. The Lundgren
brothers and Ole Bergland have been
sinking on the lead for the past two or
three weeks. Instead of sinking on
the quartz, they concluded to do the
work on rock lying alongside the quartz
and carrying considerable iron. At a
depth of 10 feet some of the rock was
pounded up and panned, and found to
contain several hundred colors to the
pan. After this result the sides of the
shaft for the whole ten feet were tested
and found to carry uniform values with
ll'e first test. In some instances coarse
tfold as large as grains of wheat was
Panned. The lead is about six feet in
width, and may be considered one of
l,1e most important discoveries in the
tamp,    The quartz lying alongside this
people of Poplar are too proud|to askjfor
more than they can pay for, but they
do ask that when they can and are
willing to pay for a thing that it should
1-    »ic quariz lying alongside mis  be supplied to them, and the best  ser-
r,ch deposit does  not appear to carry vice installed  for their use when the
VaIU08. t0H is extracted.
A shipment of two cars of lumber arrived Tuesday for E. Harrop.
Wall paper bargains at O. Strath
earn's Kaslo.,
E. Mobbs is clearing the streets of
Gold Hill and preparing for the boom.
Mrs. Fred Kaiser of Eholt came in
on Wednesday for a few days visit with
her husband.
A dance will be given in the new addition to the Dominion hotel the latter
part of next week.
Dr. Brandon of Trail arrived in town
Monday and will locate here. He will
open a drug store as well as practice
his profession.
John Hambly has a car of groceries
on the way which will arrive next
week. He is building an addition to
his store to make room for a larger
stock in all lines.
Dave Morgan, of Ferguson, secretary of the Lardeau Miners' Union,
was in town the beginning of the week,
collecting dues and attending to other
business of the union.
James Dimmick will open the dining
room of the Poplar on May Day. The
house has been fitted up in first-class
style and the meals served will be
second to none in the camp.
The snow has gone from the valley
and trie lower hills along the Lardo,
and prospectors are locating all over
' he country where thhy can find anything on which to place a discovery.
There was a small real estate flurry
in Poplar the past week. A number of
persons staked lots on the opposite side
of the river from Poplar. An application to purchase the land had been
made some weeks ago, and the ground
has also been pre-empted. Now a
large portion ol it has been staked in
lots and buildings are being ereeted.
How the government is going to decide as to the rightful owner it is diffi-
to form an opinion. If neither the application to purchase nor the preemption notice is accepted, it is probable the land will be platted and sold
by auction.
Information has been received in
town that the C. P. R. see the need of
better accommodation for the public
here, and instead of putting in a telephone service as was at first proposed,
a telegraph operator will be stationed
here shortly, and a new freight house
and depot built, so as to take care of
the volume of business with which they
are now about to be confronted. It
was but reasonable that the company
should first make sure of their ground,
and know that the installment would
pay, for railway companies, like other
people, are in the business for the
profit there is in it, or, in other words,
they are not  philanthropists,  and the
A morning bracer at the Commercial.
From the improvements being made
the citizens plainly show their faith in
On Wednesday Arthur Gowing commenced work on the Rusty, situated
near Poplar.
F. Mummery, John Lauther and Geo.
Caruthers were Trout Lake visitors in
Poplar this week.
John Hambly and Hanson & Ostby
have graded the street in front of their
places of business.
There is a fair demand for real estate
in the business blocks of the city, and
prices are steadily advancing.
Merchants complain of the constant
loss of goods, owing to the lack of
proper accommodation at Poplar.
The people of Kaslo are going to
celebrate Victoria Day, May 24. Particulars in advertisement later on.
IS, Ferguson, liquor dealer of Nelson, was in town the past week, taking
orders tor the best brandsofexhilarants.
R. Marpole, C. P. R. superintendent,
was billed to appear along the Lardo
branch Wednesday last but didn't
make connections
Frank Marcus returned to town
Monday, after a couple of months
spent in Kaslo. Work will be resumed
at once on the Marcus & Gilbert
Development will be started next
week on the Golden Eagle group, near
Gold Hill. The group was recently
bonded by a Cranbrook syndicate. A
forte of twelve men will   be employed.
The people are determined to make
Poplar the headquarters for all the
mining men in the camp, and give
them the best of everything, and saddle horses to carry them to the mines
and bring them back to comfortable
beds and good tables.
Richard Marpole is expected to pay
the town a visit this week when efforts
will be made to locate the site of the
depot and new freight sheds, where it
will best serve the town and at the
same time be most convenient for
handling the large amount of freight
that may be expected to arrive within
the next few months and for future
A few evenings ago fabout io o'clock
some one attempted to steal ore from
the ledge of the Lucky Jack. Superintendent Morgan heard the person
breaking rock and went out to investigate, taking his rifle with him. The
thief had a candle andwas doing nicely
until a bullet whistled near him. Then
the candle went out, and the thief took
to "the tall timber." A watchman has
been placed at the mine.
The people of Poplar are now pre-
I pared to render, medical, surgical, 110-
torial and horological assistance to
every one requiring it, for we now
have a surgeon and physician, wa,tch
and clock manufacturer, notary public,
drug store, post  and postal note office,
eery and clothing stores of all kinds,
where the wants of man can be supplied with all the best things, for the
freight rates prohibit the importation
of any but the best goods.
The first installment of the clearing
gangs came into town on Wednesday
to get the tools ready for the men lo go
to work clearing the streets. Everything will be ready by the time James
Spiers arrives next Wednesday, when
he will bring up his teams, and put the
stump-puller to work and get ready for
grading. The first work will be done
on Front, Poplar, and Marquis avenues,
so as to assist the people who are building first, then the vacant lot owners
next, and so on in order until the work
is finished.
The townsite company will on Monday next record the first addition to'
Poplar, as nearly all the lots have been
sold in the original town of Poplar.
The original plat was only twenty
acres and has been found insufficient
to supply the demand. The addition
includes the park, the government
block and sufficient lots to meet the
present demands. No more lots will
be platted on the west side of Poplar
creek, as the owners will have all their
work cut out this year to aid in opening up the camps to supply the town,
and the towu to supply the camps, for
mutual advantage to both.
Sawmill for Poplar.
S. F. McKay of Nelson has agreed
to put in a sawmill of ten thousand feet
capacity at once, and will get the mill
to work as soon as it can be
got in. Mr. McKay is an old machinist, having been boiler inspector for
the C. P. R. for many years, and has
had considerable experience in this line
of business. The contract is lor one
year from the 1st of May. The mill is
ready to come in at once, so there will
be no delay, and it is hoped that the
mill will be running by the middle of
next month, on Government street,
near the park.
This will relieve the lumber famine,
and enable the lot owners to rush their
buildings with all speed, so as to be
ready for the new-comers in the months
of May and June, when the hills will
be ready to receive the prospector, and
to give to him who will search the
fruits of honest prospecting.
The Records.
Following are  the records  made at
the Poplar office during the past week:
April  20—Maggie,   Meadow   creek,
Theo Dufresne.
Little George, Meadow  creek, E. L.
April   21—Lucky  Jane,   near   Gold
Hill, C. H. O'Neill.
Homestake and Deadwood, Meadow
creek, J. W. Working.
April 25—Two Friends, near Poplar,
Gust Anderson.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   April 23—C. O'Neill  to J. Slattery,
record office,  meat  market,, andgro-',^ interest in Sunrise and Lucky Jane. Poplar, B. C, April 29, 1904
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B.  C.
and i.s sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
Commercial advejtising is *1.50 an inch for
foitr insertions. Reading notices 15 cents a
line each insertion. Legal advertising 10
cents a line first insertion, and 5 cents a line
each subsequent insertion. Certificate
Improvement notices, ¥i; Delinquent
owner notices, *10. Address all letters to The
Nituiskt. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWERY, Piioi'KiKToH.
FRIDAY, APRIL 89, 1904.
The Poplar mail service is still the
slowest thing on earth.
The neglect of Poplar by the C. P.
R. is ample proof that a corporation
has no soul.	
Vancouver is now in the cent belt.
This enables the people to keep even
with the daily papers.
Poplar should be attractive to
tourists. Even in Paris you c.mnot
see gold in its natural bed.
Poplar is a sure winner and will be
a town, perhaps, when Cripple Creek
is only a memory of the past
The disgracetul manner in which
Kootenay is treated by the Dominion
government will be remembered at
the next election.
Beware of the forest tire w hen it is
young and in the brush, for in the
end it will steal into camp and put
everyt ting on the hike.
TheC. P R. is flooding the country
with Italian laborers. Any labor,
so long as it is cheap and ignorant,
will do Canada's greatest cinch.
It is easy to get rich. Just get a
key that will tit the lock in the door
of nature's wealth and the world is
vours, rod paint, brush and all the
Toronto lost seventeen millions the
other night because its citizens were
too penurious to provide adequate
water supply. Thought Toronto was
too good to burn.
Eastern people sometimes come
into Poplar expecting to pick nuggets off the trees or the sidewalks.
This is owing to their youti.ful education being neglected.
The question of most interest in
Poplar at the present time is who will
own the eighty acres across the
I^ardo river -the purchaser, the pre-
emptor or ; he jumpers ?
The road to journalism in this
burg is hard and full of rocks. T:.e
breakwater should be planked or a
wire ferry built across the creek,
between the printing palace and the
central portion of the golden city.
The Miners' Hotel
Gold Hill, B. C.
Plenty of accommodation for
Travelers,    Prospectors   and
earth tend, with the general apathy  T   t,     tti   •      r> .
of the people, to hold the camp back. JOIHI UlOltl, KrOpnetOr
If Poplar was In the United States
it would have a population now of
10,000 and be talked of around the
world. Being in Canada, the C. P.
R. and the slowest mail service on
This camp does not need the assistance of either Chinese or Japanese to build it up. One ot the latter
was here a few days ago sizing up
the town with a view to locating his
harem here. Poplar will do very
nicely without this acquisition to its
A person from Kansas writes to
the editor and asks first, for a sample
copy of The Nugget; second, what is
the weight of the largest nugget
found in the camp? third, what are
the chances for work ? ,and fourth,
could I locate any mines if I went to
Poplar? The Nugget is not distributed around the universe in the
form of samples, neither is it peddled
in stationery shops or on train. It is
run purely as a business preposition,
and samples by the year cost just $2
in advance, American money taken
at par. As to the weight of nuggets:
There have not been any nuggets
discovered in this camp other than
the gold associated with the ledge
matter in which it occurs. None of
these ledges have yet been weighed,
owing to the fact that sufficiently
heavy machinery has not been in*
stalled to pull them out "by the
roots'' and hang them on the steelyard. There are at present more
idle men in the camp than can find
employment, so a man without funds
should keep away from Poplar.
And, last, there is no statutory bar
to a person from Kansas locating a
mine, providing it has not been previously located. Chinese and Mis-
sourians are allowed this privilege
in British Columbia. We nope these
answers will prove srtisfactory to the
person from Topeka, Kan.
No one can be perfectly free till all
are free; no one can be p«-ili-etly
moral until ail arc moral; no one
can be perfectly happy until all are
No man is ready for his work until
he has learned to wait.
The Japanese bottling works are
still working overtime.
Admiral Togo hangs on like a terrier. 	
Your conscientious men are oftener
conscientious in withholding than bestowing.
Miners and  Prospectors'
We carry everything from a
Toothpick to a
Dominion Hotel
Has ample accommodation for a $
large number of people.  The table |
is supplied with the best in the mar- 1
ket.  The bar contains the popular I
brands of liquid tonics and cigars. I
Hambly & Nelson.
Fresh and  Salt Meats. Fish and Fowl
Is convenient to the depot and has accommodation for 50 quiet guests. The nerve-
bracers in the bar are free-milling:, and an
orchestra provides music while the guests
are at dinner. The landlord has studied
human nature from Brazil to Alaska and
knows the way to make a stranger feel at
home. FRED KAISER, Proprietor.
Poplar  Townsite
See Future Ads.
(.FfhrMKRl.V IIOtki, inn.)
Hanson & Ostby, Proprietors. *
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
THE   COMMERCIAL IS   THE   BEST Poplar, B. C, April 29, 1904.
An Indian Duel.
The methods of fighting duelsamong
the InJians, said an old frontiersman,
were varied, each tribe having its own
peculiar custom. Some of the tribes
learned to fight according to the code
of the white man, among these the
Chociaws or Cberokees, which reminds
me of the famous due! in July of 1883,
when the famous Choctaw chief, Carpenter, fought near the Pine creek
Indian agency with a white man
named Price. Chief Carpenter was a
splendid type of an Indian, tall and
straight and comely, and he had been
well educated and had natural talents
and natural instincts that put him
head aud shoulders above his Indian
As usual, the trouble was started by
a disagreement over some trivial matter, which caused a dispute and ended
in the white man calling his red
brother a liar. Throughout the trouble the big Indian had remained perfectly calm, although considerably
angered, and as the insult fell he gazed
coldly into the eyes of Price and said:
"Your blood shall wash out that
"Whenever you're ready, say the
word," said Price. "You can do your
washing right here and now if you
"Not now, sir, but tomorrow morning, when the sun peeps over the lop
of that wild plum tree you must be here
and without fail."
The report of the duel spread far
and * ide, and at an hour considerably
before sunrise a large crowd had
gathered on Ihe dueling ground to
witness the encounter. Price was the
first on the field, and for a time it
looked as if there would be no Carpenter. But, true to his Indian blood,
the chief disdained coming too soon at
the appointed place as much as he
would have feared coming too late,
and it was just as the first rays of the
sun stole over the soft green of the
tree that the red  man  stood  in  place.
Not a word was spoken by either
man. Both drew their pistols, and,
raising their weapons, they fired almost simultaneously. Carpenter reeled,
but with a mighty effort checked a
tendency (o spin round, and, staggering, fired as the crack of his opponent's
pistol sounded for the second lime.
This time Price jumped high in the air
and landed on his face stone dead.
Wilh a wild shout the crowd pressed
forward to surround the lucky chief,
but before aid could reach him he fell
senseless. Price had been shot through
the heart, clean as a whistle, a remarkable shot, considering the condition of the Indian when he made it,
and a shot Carpenter could have made
in the first place without a doubt had
he been as determined to kill as Price
proved himself when his bullet buried
itself in the Indian's breast."
Brain Growth.
Brain development is found by Pro
lessor Seggel of Munich to have two
periods of acceleration, from len to
eleven and from seventeen to eighteen
»n girls, and from twelve to thirteen
and ni net ween to twenty in boys. At
the period of most rapid increase in
height, from Iwelve to fourteen years,
the growth of the brain is less than
i>ne-hundredlh that of the   bod v. but at
seventeen to nineteen it grows one-
thirtieth, as fast, and at twenty reaches
one seventh of the body growth.
Many things are cured by being endured.
One hardwood carved bar, one well
made blackjack table with tamed
legs, one round poker table turned
legs and a medium barroom stove,
all in good order.
E. A. Cameron,   Sandon.
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant hatting place
for pilgrims on their way to
Cockle & Papworth.
Bring You   .
to this office. It willflnoi hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
KALED TENDERS will be received by the
O undefined up to noon of Wednesday,
Sh mSvSSJ from any person who may desire
t Kin a lease, under the provisions of
Action 4? of the" ^and Act; for th,.purpose
of cutting timber therefrom, of a tin.her limit
situated on Lardo River and ta&tyft
••^omS&or offering the UA£ m£
bonus I ill Ve entitled to a lease of the limits
to unsuccessful competitors^
'Deputy Commissioner of Lands fc Works.
Is a literary blend, written, compiled, published and shipped by R. T.
Lowery. It tells about booxe in Nelson, poker in the Silvery Slocan, gospel at Bear lake, rain in New Denver.
It is free-milling in poetry> and has a
large chute of stories cut from the cent
belt, when the writer was doing penance among the tenderfeet in the East.
The miserable effect of reading this
publication is relieved by looking at the
pictures in it on the hanging wall. You
can tell "Float" anywhere by the bulldog on the front page. It is not selling very well, perhaps owing to the
fact that Mulock has not yet shut it oul
of the mails. The public are warned
not to buy it, although it is sent to any
address on earth for 50 cenls. R, T.
Lowery, Poplar, Nelson or New
Denver, B. C.
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.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to tne Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lands, situate in West Kootenay district on Lardo'river
and adjoining the Kaslo and Slocan land
grant on the northwest at Bosworth: Commencing at a post planted on the north side
of Lardo river, marked "A Gowing's South
West Corner Post," thence east 40 ohains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 40 chains
to river, thence following the meanderings ol
river to the point of commencement.
Dated this 31st dav of March, A. D. 1904.
Notice is hereby given that HO day* after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and w orks for permission to
purchase the following described lands,
situated on the north side of the Lardo river
commencing at a post marked E. L. Master-
son, south east corner. Post stand" on the
north bank of the Lardo river, opposito the
mouth of Poplar creek, thence north SOchains,
thence west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence east 40 chains, following bank of Lardo
river to place of commencement, containing
SO acres, more or less.      EL. MASTERSON.
Poplar, B. C, March 15,1904 th
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special lice Be to cut and carry away timber from the following described tract of land
situate on the North Fork of Fry creek, about
sixteen mib-s from Kootenay lake, West
Keot -nay district, be inning at a post placed
about a quarter of a mile from post No 2 of
the J. W. Gardner limit, thence running ea*t
70 ohains, thence south SO chains, thenct* west
80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence east
10 chains to the point of beginning.
Dated this 20th day of February, 1904.
ti A. CARNEY, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
afterdate I intend to apply to the Honorab'e
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following describid tract of
land, situate on the North Fork of Fry creek,
about seventeen miles from Kootenay lake,
West Kootenay district, beginning at a post
placed about one mile east from post No. 1 of
the A. Carney limit, thence running north 10
chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north
70 chains to point of beginning.
Dated this -attt.h day of February. A D. 1904.
B *    A. CARNEY, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that thirty day*
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable
the Chief Commissioner of Xends and Work*
for a special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described tract of
land, situate on the North Fork of Fry creek
about fifteen miles from Kootenay lake West
Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed
about a mile from the Caldwell timber limit,
thence running north 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence south 80 chains thence west
80 chains, thenoe north 00 chains to point of
Dated this 25th day of February. A. D 1904
22 J. WALTER GARDNER, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days «fter
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to out and carry away timber from
the following described tract of land, situate
on Sixteen-Mile creek, a tributary of the
North Fork of Fry creek, beginning at a post
placed about a quarter of a mile from the
mouth of Sixtoen-Mile creek, thence running
west 60 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thenoe south 80 ohains, thence
west 20 chains to point of beginning
Dated this 26th day of February, A. D. 1904
22 J. WALTER GARDNER, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiksfor
a special license to out and carry away timber
from the following described lnnd, situate on
the North Fork of Fry creek, about 21 miles
from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay district,
beginning at a post placed about a mile east
from the Hiram A: Carney limit No. 1, thence
running north 10 chains, thrnce east 80chaius,
thence south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 70 chains to the point of beginning. HIRAM A. CARNEY, Locator.
By J. W Gaidner, Agent.
Dated this 27th day of February, A.D. 1904.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply te the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special lioense to cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of laud,
situate on the North Fork of Fry creek, about
nineteen miles from Kootenay lake, West
Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed
about one mile east from post No. 2 of the A.
Carney limit, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains to point of beginning.
Dated thij 26th day of February, A. D. 1904.
By J. W. Garduer, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license te cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
eight miles from its mouth and about four*
teen miles from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed about
a mile east of the Samuel Benzie limit No. 1,
thence running south 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence north 80 ohains, thence west
80 chains to point of beginning.
Dated this 2nd day of March. A. D. 1904.
22 By C. C Poynta, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honoraole the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
8 miles from its mouth and about 14 miles
from Kootenay lake to the east boundary,
and one mile east from the Samuel Benzie
limit No. 1, thence running south 70 chains,
thence west 8»i chains, thence north 80 chains,
thenee east 80 chains, thence south 1C chains
to point of beginning.
Dated this 2nd day of March, A. D. 1904.
ByC C. PoyntB, Agent
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to cut and carry away timbei
from the following described tract of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
seven miles from its mouth, and about i:t
miles from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay
district, beginning at a post placed about two
miles east of the mouth of Grant oreek,thence
running 10 chains south, thence 16>) chains
west, thence 40 chains north, thence 160 chains
east, thence .10 chains south to point of beginning. SAMUEL BENZIE. Locator.
J. W. Gardner, Agent.
Dated this 2nd day oi March, A. D. l!*u.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to cnt and carry away timber
from the following described traot of land,
situate on the South Fork of Fry creek, about
four miles from its mouth and about ten
miles from Kootenay lake, West Kootenay
district, beginning at a post placed at about
two miles west of post No. 1 of the Samuel
Benzie limit, thence running south 40 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 120 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of beginning.
Dated this 3rd day of March. A. D. 11*04
By .1. W. Gardner, Agent. THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, April 29, 1
A greater number ot leases of the
Stratton estate, Cripple Creek, are (
being made, and it is believed that;
the entire property  will soon be in
operatiuu by lesees.
The actual production of the Calu '
met and Hecia properties' in 1893 was
7*.»,4!KJt8l)y pounds ot refined copper,
and the average for the past four
years has been under 8J.000,000
The Nome Ne^vs says, judging,
ft* in activities of the past winter, !
1 hat the Nome output ot golfi this
spn..g will be the greatest in the
hist •!•>' ol tiu: dUrier,. Loot year
.\ rue 1 r. auCttf ub <iu £G;0J0,0LXI du.t
1 hin\-six miles of the Tonopah
railway line has been completed ai.d
the gracing is nearly complete to the
.Nevada Uwiianza- camp Cars are
running over a portion of the route
b t.'.ec.i Kii-. de.s and Tonopah, ai.d
...e line will be in u»e soon.
i-xperts familiar with deep work
ii: pS'ogi'e^s on the .Kmd, Switch
Airiea, s ate ilntt before the year ends
there will be working shad* ap-
I r >x:mati;ly 5,000 feet ;i'eep there.
The deepest shaft for a gold nine in
the world at the present time is said
to bo that on the Jupiter mine, the
Kaiid, which is 4,000 feet.
At th*; mining carnival to  be held
in El|Paso, Texas, i\ovrin'ber of this
year, there will b; $j$000 cash prizes
distributed for a great rock-drilling
contest, which will  be the most at
tractive ever held  in   the con try.
Although   the   date   is  six   mouths
hence, the management is preparing
tor the event in a manner indicating i
that it appreciates the bs:drillers in
the country are to be present.
Thomas L. Crreenough, one ot the
owners of the Morning mine, Coei,r
d'Alenes, has made a comrac: for installing a 500 horsepower compressor
plant to be actuated by ejec ricity,
the power being generated in Spokane, one hundred miles from the
mine. The Morning now has a 1,000
horsepower plant, bus tuiie management finds it necessary to install the
additional equipment, which has a
capacity of 50 dribs.
The-£reu<t Fingall mine, Kalgoor-
lie, Australia, which will soon have
a 100stamp mill operating, is valued
at $11,000,000. Its product on with
the new mill equipment will I e 14..00C
tons monthly, the gross value of
which will be $340,000, and of this
five sevenths will be profit, making
it the raost profitable gold mine in
the world. The most valutblegold
mite of this district is the Great
Boulder, estimated to be woVii $11,-
000,100, DRsing this Agar*? on sale of
stock in the London market.
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$2.00 K
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In Cash to get reliable mining news jj{
of the Poplar Creek Camp for one year. W
This can be done by subscribing for u
The Nugget, the only paper published "
in the Great Gold Camp.
Judge Phelan of Detroit ordered
an atten ey to jail for abusing a witness, suspending sentence only when
an  apology was  made.    The late
Judge  Gresham  and   others   were
noted for their stern handling- of at
torneys   who  abused   witnesses  in
court.   The people owe snch judges
a vote of thanks.
Heaven has no smiles for the man
wno never smiles on men.
In Job  Printing we do as  neat
work and furnish m good material as Sj
any office in the province. H THE NUGGET.
Poplar, B. C, Apr"il 29, 1904.
Is the oldest hotel in Poplar,
and adjoins the C. P. R. depot.
The wet grocery department
contains pure goods, any brand
of which will produce optimistic
The practical working limit of suction is about 25 feet only.
Doubling the diameter of a pipe
increases its capacity four times.
Weight for weight, pine wood is
stronger than steel in both transverse
and tensile strength.
Portugal's royal art treasures will
be exhibited at the World's Fair at
St Louis.
The long ton is 2,240 pounds, the
metric ton 2,204 pounds, and the
short ton 2,000 pounds.
The Cornwall tin mines oi England
have, it is estimated, in their 4.000
years of exploitation produced over
1,000,000 tons ot tin.
Tin is harder than lead and softer
than gold. It melts at 442 degrees
F. It is not sensibly votalizcd at
high temperatures, though at a
strong red heat it emits white fumes.
A Jersey man found $474 in an old
blacksmith's bellows that had lain in
his garret for 25 years. The original
owner evidently intended to blow it in
The output of coal in India has in
creased six fold since 1880.   It now
exceeds 6.00Q000 tons a year and
the supply is considered  practically
Notwithstanding all the efforts of
inventors, no one has been able to
discover a substitute for leather. For
shoes, belting, harness and a thousand
other uses, "there's nothing like
A company has been organized to
construct a rail line from Douglas,
Arizona, into Old Mexico, across the
Sierra Madre range to the province
of Chihuahua, topping large timber
belts and opening new mining districts to transportation.
To find the pressure in pounds per
square inch of a column of water,
multiply the height of the column in
feet by .4332. Approximately we
say that every foot of elevation is
equal to one-half pound pressure per
square inch. This allows for ordinary friction.
"Blowing-ln" in blast ftirnace par-
lauce means the beginning of smelting operations in a new furnace, or
in an old one after a period of idleness. It consists of three operations:
Warming the crucible, filling the
furnace and beginning the smelting.
The process is one requiring good
Judgment and experience. It should
never be hastily undertaken, as by
raising the heat too rapidly damage
|nay result to the furnace.
A miner'9 inch of water is the
amount that will flow through an
opening one inch Equare in a plank
two inches thick, under a head of
four inches of water above the upper
edge of the opening and is equal to
9 U. S. gallons per minute.
Imports of mining machinery into
Canada during 1903 were very lar*e,
the total value thereof being $1,281,-
185. Most ot the machinery imported
was supplied by manufacturers in
the United States, the value of the
imports from this source being $1,206, -
405, while from Great Britain machinery to the value of $61,425 was
imported. Great Britain, however,
supplied Canada last year with
nearly double the quantity of wire
rope as that furnished by the United
One of California's exhibits at the
St. Louis fair will be a plank 11 feet
wide and 60 feet long. Application
has also been made for space for a
tree 80 feet long. To facilitate trans
portation it will be shipped in 16-foot
sections, which will be put in place
again there. Another application is
lor space in the department of tor-
restry for a building made entirely
of California redwood. Ail ot its interior woodwork and furniture will
be of the same kind of wood.
The investigations of geological
surveys have brought to light facts
about the enormous quantity of un
de:ground water which are calculated to astonish the ordinary reader.
Belo a depth of about six miles it is
believed that no water can exist in
the rocks because the pressure probably closes all pores; but above that
level the amount ot underground
water is estimated to be equal in
quantity to one-third ot the water
contained in all the oceans.
Mexico is, next to the United
States, the future pi"oducer of copper
of the world. Already the Mexican
production closely rivals that of the
Iberian peninsula, and will soon be
second only to that ot the United
States. The Greene is one of the
best mines ever opened, and there
are other iproperttes of verv much
more than ordinary promise. The
principal Mexican copper develop
mentot the present time is in the
northern states, though the southern
states of Guererro and Michoacan are
said to have equally good ore but
are hampered by lack of the transportation facilities that are now required to make a profitable mine
from even t.ie best of prospeets.
In 1855, at Spanish Dry Diggings,
El Dorado conntv, California, some
prospectors sank to bedrock, a dis
tance of three or four feet, and found
nothing Three Missourians, who
just reached the state attcr a trip
across the plains, came to the spot
and dug six inches deeper and found
rich diggings. During the summer
they took out $60,000 apiece and two
of them went back home rich men.
The third gambled and drank his
money away, thinking he could
strike another pile when he wanted
to do so. He never did, however,
and is now in his old age eking out
a  scanty  subsistence  in   a  sheep-
herder's camp in Tulare county.
Once again  the  treasure of the
Peruvian Incas has been found, and
this time by American and English
engineers.   The buried treasure of
the Incas has been variously estimated from a few millions to several
hundred   million dollars,   and   the
present  reported   find amounts   to
$16,000,000   Search for this treasure
has been extended through almostJ
four hundred years.    The legend is
that about 370 years ago, at the time
of the Spanish conquest, the gold was
buried by the Indians for the Peruvian Incas,  to be paid over to the
Spaniards as a ransom for the liberation ot Emperor Atahualpa, but that
the  money   was   refused   by   the
Spaniards, who killed the Peruvian
emperor.     The  treasure remained
hidden.     Since  then   innumerable
exploring parties,  both native and
foreign, have made ruthless search
for the gold.   It was by mere accident that the lucky finders came
upon the ancient treasure.     While
making surveys and driving stakes
they discovered the fortune.    A dispute has now arisen among them as
to its division, in which the Bolivian
government has also interested itself.
The government has taken charge of
the find, announcing that on account
of the difference in the nationalities
of the engineers it will act as guardian and supervise its distribution.—
Mining World.
>P^.    Is  now on the shelves,
and we are r« ady to
Do Business
And are bound to please
you, as they are
In all lines. Come round
and look them over. Re.
John Hambly, Fj&°;
The Place to Buy
ry ■:
Lumber and Builders* Material, Hardware,   Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc, Etc
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.
Help  of All  Kinds  Furnished
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
most modern style. Best of accommodation
for mining men and tourists. Only A1 brands
of liquors and cigars kept In stock.
Casey & Murphy,  Props.
pnmnmrrArffTryvy a a b a a g a <nr
The Poplar
Barber Shop i
Pioneer  Shop   of the City
ULQ QfifiQPPgPOflOOO 0 00 Q p q Q Q 0°
Notary  and  Commissioner
Starkey & Co., JUSSTS
Fruit, Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nki.son, B. C.
A. R. Heyland, ffi-j
veyor, Kaslo.
GOLD HILL Poplar, B. C, April 29, 1904.
* The
Best Menu in the Citg
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors,
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson.
to   coin-
property,   this   development
mence in September, 1905.
The Kingston group, which has an
enormous showing of gold quartz, although not much work has been done
on it, the total development consisting
of about one hundred feet of tunnels.
The development that is to be done
will prove the continuety of ihe ledge.
Being in proximity to the Eva there is
every possibility that the Kingston contains good values, and we would not
be surprised if this property should
turn out as good a paying proposition
as any in this camp.—Camborne Miner.
Still They Come.
The steamer Empress of China,
which arrived at Victoria April 19th,
had 114 Chinese as passengers. Each
one deposited his $5oojjhead tax, just to
show that the Chinese problem has not
yet been solved.
The Helen,   near  Greenwood,
joined the shipping list.
\ Ore has been  struck  in the 300-foot
level  of the  Providence,   near Greenwood, which is said to be very rich.
In the month of March a total of
1,096 feet of development work was
done in addition to shipping| 50,000
tons of ore from the Granby mines.
A snowslide last week knocked out
a portion of the Eva flume at Camborne, necessitating a shut-down for a
few days.
Extensive arrangements are being
made by the Trail Smeller company to
materially increase the output  of the
lime quarry at Fife.
...        .
After stopping some of the furnaces
for a few days for repairs, the Granby
smelter is once more running the full
battery ot six furnaces.
It is now confidently expected that
the Boundary Falls smelter will be
started at work again, shortly, which
will allow an output for several Boundary mines not now on the shipping
Work will shortly be resumed on the
Nellie Cotton, near Phoenix, which
was recently • taken over by the Chi-
cwgo-Phoenix Mining company.
The Iowa company's dredge is
scraping up gold from the bottom of
the Fraser river near Lillooet at the
rate of $1,000 a day. Such is the
statement reported to have been made
by Jame? Amyss, an expert who has
just returned from a test of the dredge.
It is the largest in use in Canada. Mr.
Amyss says the ground on which the
hew dredge is working is practically-
inexhaustible. The old dredge at
Lytion  has been  repaired and  is re-
ported to be scooping up $400 daily.
Kingston Bonded.
The Miner is in receipt of information from a reliable source to the effect
tjiat the Kingston group of free gold
claims on Lexington mountain, within
three miles of Camborne, is tinder bond
for $100,000, and that a preliminary
examination of the property will be
made n»*l later than June 1st of this
year. The parties to whom the bond
has been given agree to spend a considerable  sum  in  development  of the
The Grecian Bend is said to be coming again. If you don't know what
G. B. is, ask any of the old timers.
Conversion is a  starting  point and
not a terminus in true religion.
He who has an eye to  the fleece has
no heart for the flock
should be but the vestibule to
Poplar Drug Store
We have opened a Drug
Store  on Second  Strec t
Drags  and Medicines
Proof of Adam's Existence.
Dennis—This haythen noospaper
says there was no such man  as Adam.
Mike—Are you sure there v* is ?
Dennis—I'm surprised at a man o'
your sinse talkin' so. Where did your
Adam's apple come from ?
The proposed mining law for Alaska,
whidh has been introduced into the
United States senate, provides that
within ninety days after location, and
before notice is filed, a shaft shall be
sunk at least ten feet deep, or an excavation made ten feet long exposing
the lead. At least twenty days' work
is required on each claim annually.
The preaching that meets human
needs will never need lo drum up a
meeting.  ^^^
Handcuffs do not make honesty.
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 but. first class
goids. Giveusacall. We think
wo can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
The Spyglass Mining
and Development Company, Limited.
Capitalization jfQVWQj divided into JSQOIQO share* having a par value
of $1 each; Wstftlshares havu lieen placed in the treasury.
Do not put it off any longer Invest now before the stock
Is all underwritten. With every share underwritten at
par we give a bonus of two shares. That we own one of
the best properties in the 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. No* you can get three shars for
one dollar, payable 10% cash and 10% per month. Invest
now and yuu will make s,m.o easy money. For further
particulars apply to -•
Room 16, K.W.C. Blk.
The Poplar Laundry
And Bath House.
McKinnon &
In their store at Ferguson
have the goods. Drop them
a line when you want anything
for your house.
Poplar Transfer Co.
Freight moved to any part of the
city or the hills. A heavy team of
horses and a string of husky mules
always at the service of the public.
Lots cleared in any part of,the town.
George   Chataway.
F.    C.    LAWRENCE.
Full line of Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry.
Am prepared to do
All   Kinds  of Repairing.
Sells many kinds of goods
including groceries, provisions, hardware, tinware, etc. Canned goods
of rare quality always in
stock. Postoffice in the
building and mail sent to
any part of the universe.
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,
Barber Chairs, Bath Tubs
and other specialties.
Mail Orders  Receive Prompt Attention


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