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VOL. I.   No. 33.
Poplar, b. a. July 15,1904.
$2.00 A Year.
Mrs. J as. Madden and children of
Kaslo have become residents af Poplar.
Jack Chism and Oscar Nelson are
Joing assessment work on some Johnson Basin properties.
J. A. Magee of the Spyglass company has been in Poplar the past week
looking after the business of the mine.
Parson Smith commenced work the
past week on the Denver group, located across the river from  Bosworth
Perkins Bros, the past week crosscut
a 4-foot lead of quartz carrying peacock copper. The claim is about two
miles up Poplar creek.  .
Poplar is beginning to look like a
mining camp. Every morning a train
of pack animals is loaded with supplies at E. L. Masterson's store for the
working mines in the vicinity.
R. Burns and A. J. Gordon, who
have been working all summer on
their Rapid creek properties, left Wednesday for Ferguson. They will not
resume work on Rapid creek until late
in ihe fall.
- - -
The shaft on the Mother Lode is
down 35 feet and the ore b&Jy is improving with depth. On the surface
the ore was concentrating, and at 35
feet the bottom of the shaft is nearly all
solid galena. At a depth of 50 feet the
ledge will he crosscut.
riORE claim-jumping.
W. G. McMorris, D. L. Dover and
P. McGuire, of Nelson, came in on
Monday's train and went up to the
Nelson group, situated on the opposite
side of the Lnrdo river from Rapid
creek. Messrs. Dover and McGuire
have an option on the group and will
ihertly commeuce development work.
Messrs. Nesbitt, Munro, Gordon,
Burns and Lewis this week completed
work on the extension to the trail west
of Rapid creek. There is now a fairly
Rood trail extending from the wagon
road to about a mile south of the Morning claim. Two miles more would
open up the territory as far as the Al-
harnbra group, recently located, and
the government should give some as*
sistance to the prospectors on Rapid
and Rusty creeks.
Samples of ore sent to Nelson from
'he Hecla for assay, gave gold returns:
Schist, $4.80. and quartz, $8.85. This
is a good return, as the samples taken
were right across both ore bodies, then
each was thoroughly mixed and quartered, thus giving a fair average assay
°f the lead. The Hecla is owned by
Chism & Hendrix and is an adjoining
claim to the Broken Hill. A tunnel
•s being run on the Calumet, also
c-wned by Chism and Hendrix, to
catch the rich galena lead that has been
found on the Carson. The tunnel is in
about twenty feet.
While the trial of the Lucky Jack adverse was in progress
at Nelson, the property was again located. This location
was made June 21st, the names on the post being W. E.
Morand und W. Neelands. It is about time that claim-
jumping ceased in Poplar district. It is apparent that
legitimate owners of property in this district cannot get redress through the courts without going to great expense,
so the only course left for prospectors is to organize and run
the claim-jumping element out of the camp. Development
has been retarded on the Lucky Jack and Swede groups for
eight months, through litigation growing out of the several
locations on the former property. It would be inadvisable
to erect a stamp-mill until the question of ownership is
finally settled. To treat the ore of the two properties
economically, the most convenient place for a mill would be
on the Lucky Jack ground, as the ore from the Swede could
be easily trammed down, while the Lucky Jack ore could
not be taken up to the Swede except at enormous expense.
If the case goes against the Great Northern Mines, the mill
will of course be erected near the Swede group in order to
avoid the expense of an aerial tram. IFtne company win,
a tram will be necessary to bring the ore down the hill. The
Swede is a quarrying proposition, there being 300,000
square feet of surface that assays all the way from $6 to
upwards of $20,000 to the ton in free gold. It would be
useless expenditure to break this ground and store it in bins,
and afterwards have to handle it again, when it could just
as easily be taken direct from the quarry to the tram, thus
saving the cost of handling it a second time. Sufficient work
has been done to prove the surface area of ore to a depth of
150 feet. This gives 45,000,000 cubic feet of pay ground
on the Swede ready for the stamps as soon as the case is
finally decided one way or the other.
From the foregoing it will be seen that the Great Northern Mines, limited, cannot build a mill until a decision has
been given by the courts, finally settling the ownership of
the Lucky Jack. If they build a stamp-mill at the Swede
and then win the case, another mill would have to be built
to treat the Lucky Jack ore. If they continue development
on the Swede before a mill is ready to treat the ore, they are
moving rock twice when once would be sufficient.
This is the position in which claim-jumping has left the
Lucky Jack and Swede groups, and until the prospectors
take the matter in their own hands it will be impossible to
induce capital to come into the camp. One object lesson
should be sufficient. It will serve the double purpose of
netting rid of claim-jumpers, and give the courts of British
Columbia a well deserved rest so far as the Lardeau district
is concerned, It remains for the prospeetors to relieve the
courts of further trouble in respect to the ownership of
claims in the Poplar district.
J. Braithwaite of Rossland  is a visitor in camp.
W. R. Machin of Nelson  is looking
over the camp.
Theo. Dufresne has built a residence
on Marcus avenue.
S. A. Scott is working on the Pedro,
a Lake creek property.
D. Langdon  of Spokane is in  the
camp looking for placer ground.
A.   R.  Heyland has completed the
survey of the Lidie for John  Simpson.
Supt West of the Golden Eagle has
had a pack train bringing in snpplies
from Gold Hill the past week.
D. P. Barsalou returned Monday
From Ferguson where he has been
doing assessment work on  his claims.
The tunnel being run on the Silver
Glance lead by D. A. Murdock is in 25
feet, the quartz carrying good gold
values throughout.
W. E, Morand states that he knew
nothing about his name being placed
on a post on the Lucky Jack ground,
neither does he know who used his
. The incline on the Golden Eagle
group, near Gold Hill is down 40 feet
following the lead. Altogether 80 feet
of work has been done on the group
this season.
Frank Level t, P. H. O'Connor and
Monte and Henry Morgan went up to
Trout Lake Wednesday to commence
work on the Mabel group. The Mabel
adjoins the Triune.
Henry Magnussen and Eric Strand
have completed the trail up to the Silver Cable group on. Tenderfoot creek,
and have now four men at work on
their rich galena properties.
R. G McLeod came in from Nelson
Monday and went up to the Spyglass
Tuesday, coming back Wednesday.
He brought down with him a large
specimen of the ore containing wire
silver. Seven men are now working
on the Spyglass.
Dan. McRae and Chas Diamond a
couple of weeks ago located the Al-
hambra, Diamond Ray, Mountain
Goat and Emma at the head of Rapid
creek. There are two leads running
through the claims, one 18 inches of
concenteating galena and the other 5
leet of iron. An assay from the surface of the galena lead gave 32 ounces
in silver and $2.80 in gold. No assays
have been had from the iron. Development work will he started on the
claims as soon as Mr. Diamond recovers from an attack of inflammatory
rheumatism, which requires the constant attendance of his partner.
A number of miners employed at the
Eva mine have been transferred to the
Goldfinch pending the completion of
repairs to the Eva tram. Poplar, B. C, July 15, 1904.
Is published every Friday at Poplar, B. C.
and in sent to any address for $2.00 a year.
T ,v
Commercial adve.tising is &1.50 an inch for
four 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 of
Improvement notices, £7; Delinquent co-
owner notices, $10. Address all letters to The
Nitookt. Poplar, B. C.
R. T. LOWEBT, ProphiktoR;
FRIDAY,  JULY 15, 1904.
A newspaper is the literary brass
band in every town and should be
The Lardeau country is like a pile
of dry shavings. Ali it needs is the
match of capital to make it roar.
The Lardeau will have a mail service after the general elections in
November, if the electors do their
duty by defeating the member for
Buffalo, U. S. A.
The Dominion elections take place
in November.   Afterwards 'the peo
p\e of Kootenay  will have a representative who will attend to their interests, instead ot those of Buffalo.
A gold excitement was the cause
of the great lead mines being discovered i.i Idaho. The gold excite
ment in Poplar will cause this camp
to be a great producer of lead, silver
and copper.	
If you have the goods be sure and
advertise them. The writing of commercial obituaries is not the most
pleasant ol the newspaper man's
duties. To avoid this, keap your
business before the public. A business
man might just as well be dead as
With a Liberal at the head of the
the lands and works department an
attempt was made to give the coal
and oil lands of Southeast Kootenay
to the C. P. R A Conservative commissioner has opened the same lands
to location by the public. The old
story-Grit rule for the corporations,
Tory rule for the people.
The Thirteenth Scottish Light Dra
goons are in camp at La prairie With
the new regiment is Dr. Pickel, the
gentleman whom Mr. Fisher refused
to allow to command a sqeadron. Dr.
Pickel is Serving as a sergeant in the
squadron he was asked to command.
The political friends of Mr. Fisher,
whom he asked to accept commissions; are not With the regiment.—
Montreal Gazette.
If Sir Wilfrid Laurier is really
anxious to prove that he is against all
attempts to create race hatred, he
might drop a frown on the following
from Le Soleil in Us criticism of Mr.
Thomas Chase Casgrain's speech supporting Lord Dundonald: "Mr. Cas
grain took an indirect part in the
Northwest campaign in 1885, when
he went to Kegina to assist in hanging Reil, bis compatriot." Le Soleil
is Sir Wilfrid's right hand in Quebec.
Will he disown this appeal?
The Kaslo Kootenaian is the last
paper in Canada which should ac
cuse another of being a "party
heeler." It would never have been
in existence were it not for Hewitt
Bostock's money, there has not
been a single year since its first issue
that it has not been saved from bankruptcy by government pap. At
present its greatest? source of revenue
is from the Laurier government, not
because of any influence it has, but
because ot certain Liberals more or
less prominent being financially interested in it In one year it received
nearly fourteen hundred dollars in
pap from the provincial government.
The Kootenaian calling another a
"little heeler!"   What nerve!
For months past Liberal papers
have been criticizing the McBride
government for not issuing licenses
to prospect for coal and oil in Southeast Kootenay. These lands have
now been opened to location, but still
the Bostock sheets are not satisfied.
Now they claim that the publication
of the opening of these lands to location should have been confined to
the official Gazette—a common Grit
method-where the general public
would not be likely to see and take
advantage of it. These papers apparently forget that a Liberal commissioner of lands and works came
very near giving these coal and oil
lands to the C. P. R. And now they
object to a Conservative commissioner
of lands and works giving the public
due notice of .the opening ot tliese
lands to location. What a steal there
would have been had the Liberals
been successful in ihe provincial
Realism Explained.
That was a splendid back lall you
made in your death scene last ni°;ht,
remarked a young member of the
company to the eminent tragedian.^
The latter looked at the flatterer
with a suspicious glare.
Yes, he srid, and I'd like to lay ray
hands on the blithering idiot who
soaped the stage floor.
Hawthorne Bros
Miners and  Prospectors'
The hotel is furnished and fitted up in the
mont modern style. Best of accommo.Juion
far mining men and tourists. Only A 1 brands
of liquors and cigars kept n stock.
Casey A Mobbs, Props.
Beer and Aerated Waters
Frank A. Tamblyn, Agt, Poplar
1$     Has ample accommodation for a £
& - -      -       ~    ■ --   4
$  large number of people.  The table
Hj  is supplied with the best in the mar- I
H  ket.   The bar contains the popular §
Sfe  brands of liquid tonics and cigars.
Hambly A 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.
Chas. Hanson, Proprietor.
Kir-st-class in every department.    Wines Liquors and Citfarsthe
finest  procurable.    The   Menu   has no ec,ual in the
Lerdeau.    Call and be convinced  that
Poplar, B. C, July 15, 1904.
An elephant never injures a per
m when it is busy, says an animal
trainer with a big circus. It may
sound strange, but there is not a case
on record of one getting ugly when
it was performing or working. The
reason, I thing, is that the elephant
is an animal of one idea-that is, it
can think of only one thing at a time.
When you put an elephant at work
it gives its whole attention to its task.
Great power of concentration ? No,
just inability to think ot two t tings
at once. When it gets busy it takes
a lot to distract its attention, and it
never stops to think about a private
grievances. If we start a horse or a
dog doing a trick we can't leave it
tor a minute or it will loat or atop
work altogether, but it is different
with an elephant Once get it started
either alone or with others and it will
go through with its turn without an
other word. It is absorbed in its
That same trait, I take it, is what
makes an elephant such a vicious
animal when it gets ugly. It can
think of nothing but what has made
it angry, and it will not atop until it
has torn something to pieces. Oh,
yes, an elephant can can*) a grudge.
It never forgets an Injury, and it
wa'ts its chance to get even, but
when it is busy it forgets the tricks
that have been played on it. It is
only " hen it has nothing to do that
it gets brooding over its troubles.
Human, eh? Well, I have known
people with similar dispositions.
The European Plan.
Mr. Boffirs pissed the evening
paper over to his wife, indicating
with a toil worn thumb a certain
paragraph. Read that, he said, and
see what you think of Nathan Eld
ridge, that claimed to be so smart
and was so keen after dollars. See
how he's gone all to smash and his
hotel with him, Pretty doings for a
Bashbv boy! But I knew it would
c me!
How did you know it? demanded
Mrs. Boggs, to whom her husband's
claims for unusual wisdom and fore
sight were sometimes a trifle irritat
ing. Folks have all said the hotel
was full and Nathan seemed wonderfully prospered.
So he did, and so he was, admitted
Mr. Hoggs, but no man can do as he
did and be prospered long. Why, I
heard tell from those that know that
when Amelia Rand went there to
pass a week, and 'twas such bad
weather, shifty, clearing and then
smoothing up again, squalling and
spitting the whole enduring time,
and poor Miss Amelia enquired now
and then how the wind set-
Mrs. Boggs sniffed.
Enquired now and then how the
wind set, repeated Mr. Boggs, firmly,
what did she find tucked on to the
end of her bill but an item, "For use
of weather vane, II."
He Wasn't Angry.
A lady went into a church one
Sunday, and, being a stranger, she
halted to be shown to a Beat. An
obliging churchwarden led her to a
8!'»t below  the  gallery,   the only
other occupant ot which at the moment was a kind-looking old gentle-
man with white hair, who rose to let
her pass.   It was somewhat dark,
and the lady, as she shook her skirts
and settled down, had a horrible sus
picion that she was sitting upon some-
thimr I esidos the cushion.   She put
down her hand and drew out the
melancholy ruin ot a silk hat.   Oh,
she said to the old gentleman. I beg
your pardon!   I am so sorry!   The
old    gentleman    looked   Jbenevo-
lently at the wreck ar.d replied that
it was unfortunate but that it could
not be helped. Oh, it's so good of you
to say so, said the lady, much distressed, but I am really so vexed 1
The gentleman straightened out the
fabric and put it under the seat, but
the delinquent insisted on covering
herself with humiliation. I am afraid
you are so angry,   she murmured
apologetically.   Not the least,  said
the   benevolent   gentleman   cooly.
You see, it's not my hat—it belongs
to the gentleman who showed you in.
Pride of Ancestry.
We can't afford to recognize them.
Their ancestors were in trade.
Weren't ours ?
Of course, but our trade ancestors
are two generations further back
than theirs.
It is always easy to forgive other
people's enemies.
To be consistent a man has to be
better than other people.
It is better to collect our thoughts
than to borrow other people's.
Virtue may be its own reward, but
it is not its own advertising agent.
A man makes no particular progress by patting himself on the back.
Repentance cannot tear up   the
roots of the past.
No man reaches the stage of triumph but by the steps of trial.
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.
Kootenay Railway and
Naoigation Co. Ltd.
International Navigation and
Trading Company, Limited,
Kaslo and Slocan Railway
Lv.  8:30 a.m.
Ar. 10:45 a. m.
Lv, 1:30 p. m.
Ar. 4:30 p.m.
K. & S. RY.
Ar. 4:25 p. m
tLv.2:00p. m
Ar. 11:00 a. m
lv.  8:00 a. m
Tickets sold to all parts of the United
States aiyl Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particulars* call on or
Manager, Kaslo.
In New Denver
Is one of the cosiest hotels in
the Slocan for a man in
search of food, drink or a
downy couch.    Ask* for
when you get inside the door.
Notary  and  Commissioner
Baillie, Vara & Go.
Mining Investments.
Mining Properties for Sale In all Parts
sf British Oslumbla.
Starkey & Co., fflfigft
Fruit, Eggs, Bacon and other Provisions.
Nki.bon, B. C.
A. R. Heyland, Provinci*1
veyor, Kaslo.
Land Sur-
E.   Ferguson   & Co.
Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale dealers in  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars.    Agents for Pabst beer.
j. jsk. love
|   Help  of  All  Kinds  Furnished
K Poplar, B. C, July 15, 1904-
A few years ago British Columbia
got a very bad name on account, of
the mining stock boom, which hit a
great many persons in the East of
Canada very badly. The curses
were loud and deep, and their reverberations have not yet died out. This
Province, however, has not been
alone in Canada in the booming busi
nets. Tqe Toronto News gives some
very interesting figures about the
Dominion Coal and the Dominion
Iron and Steel stock, in which tor-
tunes for the promoters have been
made and fortunes lost by the public
In April 1902, Dominion Coal, com
inon, as an 8 per cent, stock, sold as
high as 146%. Last week the same
stock struck 45. The shrinkage on
the issue has been $15 225,000. Do
minion Iron and steel 7 per cent, preferred, stood at 193 in September,
1902. Last week it reached 22. In
August, two years ago, Dominion
Steel, common, was inflated to 79.
For some time past it has hung
around 7 and 8. In April, 19j2. the
5 per cent steel bonds were run up to
95. Lately, with rumors of the lion-
payment of the current half year's
interest on this issue, it has declined
below 55.
The total shrinkage on all these
issues, which aggregated in stock
market valuation two years ago $50,-
525.0CQ has been $36,875,000. or 74
pereent. Several cause j have contributed to this, but the chief is undoubtedly overbooming, or in other
words, skillful inflation ior speculative purposes. The Toronto News
remarks with much force:
"The lesson to be dawn from the
whole unfortunate business is that,
when men prominent in the financial
world call upon the public to assist
them in their corporation ventures,
they by doing so assume an undoubted moral responsibility to the public.
The fact of the matter is th.it the
sense of such responsibility is poorly
developed in .he case of many leading financiers."—Victoria Colonist.
• —,.,■-,,.,   ,	
Wanted Mortgage Himself.
W. Y. Morgan of Kansas City tells
of a Swede who came from Dakota to
Kansas and wanted to buy a farm
The land agent took him around and
he finally found what he wanted and
said *'Av tak des one." Then he
went back to town and the agent was
making out the papers.
"flow do you want to pay for it ?"
he asked.
"Ay pay all.   Ay bav da money."
"All right 111 make out the deed,''
said the agent,
"No," said the Swede. "Ay no
want deed..'*
"Yes you do," argued the agent.
' You Day the money and yon get
the deed."
"No no," said the Swede earnestly.
"Ay no waut deed Av had deed
oop in Dakota. Ay pay man da
money. Ha gif ma deed. Ay gif
heem mortgage. Ay tak land. By
en by he get land, he get deed, he
haf da money. Dees time Ay no
want deed. Ay want mortgage. Ay
pay da money. You gif ma mort
gage."—Louisville Herald.
Subscribe for The Nugget.
Mrs. Smith-Mr. Smith your rage
makes you inconsistent.
Mr. Smith-Why so?
Mrs. Smith-Why, because you are
swearing on the prayer rug.
She—Is it really true that the
blind can determine color by the
sense of touch ?
He—Certainly. I once knew a
blind man who was able to tell a red
hot stove by merely putting his
finger on it.
Bobby, your father wants to see
The boy looked dubious.
Do I want to see him? he asked.
How should I know?
You ought to be able to tell by the
look in hii eye.
Bill—You say you never make the
mistake of shooting something else
for a deer?
Jill—No; I did it once; shot a
man's $100 cow and had to pay for it.
Bill—I should say that experience
whs a deer teacher.
A man summoned at Dewsbury for
deserting his wife said that when he
married her he expected a housewife,
but found she could not even sew a
button on a shirt. She was, however,
a great novel reader, and smoked
more cigarettes than any gentleman
in court. .	
At a Wedding in j Burley-in- Wharf
dale, a Yorkshire village, the bridegroom failed to appear. A search
was made for him, and he was tound
sitting on the river bank crying bit
terly. He refused to go to church
and the ceremony was abandoned.
There is a difference between being busy and being industrious.
The man who takes life as a dose
always finds it a bitter one.
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo, B. C.
Is a pleasant halting place
for pilgrims on their way
to Poplar.
Cockle A Papwoirth
Bring You
to this office. It wilfnot hurt
you, and will help Hie editor to
live in luxury.
Rooms ..
Harrop Block,
Poplar; B. c.
Quiet   and  Comfortable.
Mrs. W. J. Cockle.
FLO A T...
Is a literary blend, written, compiled, published
and shipped by R. T. Lowery. It tells about
Booze in Nelson, Poker in the Silvery Slocan,
Gospel at Bear Lake, Rain in New Denver. It
is free-milling in poetry, and has a large chute
of stories cut from the Cent Belt, when the writer
was doing penance among the tenderfeet in the
East. The miserable effect of reading this
publication is relieved by looking at the pictures
in it on the hanging wall. You can tell Float
anywhere by the Bulldog OH the Front
Page. It is not selling very well, perhaps
owing to the fact that Mulock has not yet shut
it out of the mails. The public are warned not
to buy it, although it is sent to any address on
earth for 25c.    Address
Poplar. Nelson, or
New Denver, B. C.
The Spyglass Mining
and Development Company, Limited.
Capitalization fflOO^jno, divided into ,r»oo,0(*> ahRren having a par value
of ?1 each; 40!),(KK) shares have been placed in the treatnry.
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 ot two shares. That we own one of
the best properties in the Poplar Creek District is con
ceded by the best mining men who have visited the
camp.( This stock will sell readily at cne dollar flat
within'three months. Now you can get three share for
one dollar, payable 10% cash and 10% per month. Invest
now and you will make some easy money. For further
particulars apply to
Room 16, K.W.C. Blk. NELSON
Poplar, B. C, July 15, 1904.
The Sierra Buttes mine in Sierra
county; now being reopened, is esti
mated to have produced $15,0QQC00
in gold.
The Esperanza Mining company of
the state of Chihuahua, Mexico,
capitalized at $950,000, paid $1,000,-
000 in dividends the past year.
The gold rn^nes of Queensland produced for the first quarter of this
year, 145,027 ounces of gold, and
dividends amounting to $1,055,100.
The Barnato group of Rand mines
have a total of 1,210 stamps in operation The largest number of stamps
on any mine U 18(j, on the Consolidated* Langlaate.
The American Mining company
has been incorporated under the
laws of the District of Columbia with
a capital of$15,000,000 to takeover
mining concessions granted by the
Nitaraguan government.
A late issue ot the Mexican Herald
says: "Eighty per cut of the Mexican mines are a success. Compare
ihat with the accepted data, that
only 40 per cent ot industrial enterprises are a success, and what can
we do but pause and consider this
financial and economic problem ?"
In the last twenty years strikes
have cost the wage-earners of the
United States three cents a month.
The average employer has one strike
every thirty years, and the average
strike lasts twenty-three days? Some
unions have had no strikes for twenty
years or more It is said to be the
rule that the strongest unions have
the fewest strikes.
The prohibited zones in Mexico are
those areas within which foreigners
cannot acquire land or mining property without first obtaining permission from the federal government.
They are on the borders of the country and consist of strips ot land twenty
leagues wide on the land borders and
ten leagues on the sea borders. Concessions are, however, generally
readily granted to responsible individuals, but rarely to organized
stock companies.
Perhaps one reason why so much
difficulty is experienced in inducing
the Kaffir to work in the Hand mines
is explained by the statement of
Earl Grey that a Kaffir can earn £3
per month, and by entering into a
two years' contract he clears £72. It
is estimated that ot this he can save
t'50. With this money he pioceeds
to his kraal and purchases four or
five wives, who till his soil and do
all the work that is required. Thenceforward he lives like a little poten
tate, or as Earl Grey puts it, like a
What is said to be the largest
arsenic mine in the world, and stated
to be at present turning out seventy
tons per month, is situated in Floyd
county, Virginia, seventeen miles
from Christiansburg, the nearest
railroad point. The number ot per
sons employed at the mine is about
U5, who are housed and supplied
with the necessaries of life by the
company owning the mine. The
Plant which is provided with electric
lights, and the plant, which is con
sidered the most modern in existence
for treatment of ore, is driven by
electric power.
The three longest electric power
transmission lines in North America
are using aluminum The longest
single line, from the Electra power
house to San Francisco, 154 mites,
uses aluminum The next, between
Colgate and Oakland, a distance of
144 miles, is perhaps the most interesting, as three copper and three
aluminum wires are used. The third,
which probably transmits as much
power as the two first named together,
is only 85 miles in length, and connects Montreal with the Shawinigan
falls. Here all the conductors are of
Henry M. Bridgeman of New York
has lately been operated on successfully for appendicitis in San Francisco. There is nothing so very remarkable about that tact, except the
peculiar way Mr. Bridgeman acquired his trouble and the remarkable
result of the successful operation.
The gentleman went to Coronado for
a vacation, and while there spent
most of his time, so it is said, either
clamming or eating clams. Then he
was seized with the appendicitis and
hurried up from San Diego to San
Francisco to be operated upon: The
result was the discovery in his vermiform appendix a small but perfect
pearl, the cause ot his trouble. His
friends started in to have some fun
at his expense, but he has taken
them "all aback" by having the pearl
elegantly mounted as a stick pin.
and is wearing it triumphantly as a
valued trophy.—M. & E. Review.
"Like the old lruit fairs" is the
watchword ot the Spokane Interstate
Fair management this year. Robt.
H. Cosgrove, who for a number of
years has been identified with the
Minnesota State Fair, the most successful annual fair in the United
States, has been retained as manager
ot the Interstate Fair this fall. Every
effort will be made to provide an exhibition which will be as meritorious,
and attract as much attention as the
old Fruit Fairs used to do. And with
this end in view, the premiums will
be increased in all departments, but
more particularly in the fruit and
grain classes. The amount of money
given to fruit alone has been almost
doubled, new classes introduced, and
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.
The Canadian Bank of iComrnerce
With which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up Capital, 18,700,000.   Reserve Fund, $3,000,000.
Aggregate Resources, Breeding $83,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President. B. E WALKER, General Manager
Sacinqs Bank Department,    Doposits received and Interest AHoved
Nelson Branch. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager.
Capital authorized, $4,000,000
Capital [paid up] • 3,000,000
Rest 2,650,000
Head Office:
Branches in the Northwest Teiritorles,  Provinces of British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRIIT, President. I). R. WILKIE, VicePfes. arid 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 States.    Special
attention given to  Collections, Mining  Bonds and business transacted by
E. K. BOULTBEE, Manager.
new divisions made. The fruit displays at the former Fruit Fairs were
famous all over the countrv, and
there is no reason why they cannot
be equalled again.
A Good Word for Apollo.
Mrs. Popley—Mr. D'Auber re-
marked today that our Robert was
like a young Apollo.
Mr. Popley—Oh, that's the way
with those artists. They're alwa>s
trying to make people think well of
those old classical heroes.
A little silence may save a lot of
A sharp man always cuts his own
The man who takes life as a dose
always finds it a bitter one.
Lumber and Builders' Ma-
terial,  Hardware,   Granite-
ware, Stoves, Lamps, Tents,
Paints, Oils, Etc, Etc.
The Place to Buy
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Furniture Dealers
Funeral Directors.
Your Mail Orders
If entrusted to us in any of
the following lines will have
careful and prompt attention:
Office Supplies,
Blank Books and
Stationery, Wall Paper.
Drugs, Patent Medicines
and Drug Sundries
Kodaks and Photo Supplies.
Gramophones and   Records.
Canada Drug Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail.
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.
JACKSON RADCLIFFE, Prop. Poplar, B. C, July 15, 1904
Best Menu in the City
Bed Rooms Large and
We Sell Liquors
Just as They
Come from the
Jacobson & Anderson,
Tuesday morning about 5:30 a fire
started in the Ostby building, First
street, occupied by A. O. Ostby as.a
meat market and residence. When
discovered the fire had gained such
headway that it was impossible to save
the building. In fact Mr. Ostby and
family had a narrow escape, getting
out wilh only their night clothes on
before the roof fell in. Nothing was
saved from the upper story of the build-
ing and only a few articles on the
ground floor. The tire is supposed to
have been started by a lamp exploding,
it being the custom of the family to
keep a lamp burning all night. The
building and contents were insured
for $700. Mr. Ostby has not decided
whether he will rebuild or not.
Wm. Tattrie has purchased the dairy
business of Fred Griffin.
S. F. McKay, the local sawmill man,
returned Wednesday from a trip to the
E. Hanson of High River, Alta.,
spent the past week with his brother
Charles of the Commercial.
John Keen came in from Kaslo Wednesday, and is at present spying out
a new trail from Poplar lo the head of
Rapid creek.
E. C, Senkler, gold commissioner at
Dawson, and John Elliot of Nelson,
were in Poplar this week, looking over
the camp, under the guidance of Dave
Chas- Hanson of the Commercial returned from Nelson Friday, fully
recovered. He is now prepared to give
his customers the benefit of his six-
weeks* soujourn in the hospital. Typhoid headed off at any stage by one
dose before each meal of Special Dewar
The new C. P. R. depot and commodious freight sheds are rapidly near-
tng completion. The plans' for the
station were made with a view to furnishing accommodation for the agent's
wife aud family, as well as a ticket and
telegraph office, and ladies' and gentlemen's waiting rooms. The structure
is an imposing one, and should prove
a lasting monument to the masterly
economy of The O'Shaughnessy.
Clipped From Exchanges.
Phoenix Pioneer.
Blister copper is now being shipped
by the B. C. Copper company instead
of matte as formerly.
After a shut down of a few days, the
Gianby smelter furnaces were again
blown in Monday, and shipments from
the company's mines were resumed
Tuesday as usual.
Work has been discontinued on the
Brey Fogle claim in Summit camp,
which has been shipping to the Granby
smelter. Work is still going on at the
No. 37, and there is talk of diamon
drill testing.
A diamond drill is now being used
at the 300-foot level of the Mother
Lode mine. Some work on the Primrose claim, one cf the Mother Lode
group, recently opened up an excellent
body of iron ore. /
P. J. Dar.iuxly, for more than six
years foreman at the Granby mines, resigned on the first of the month. He
will look after some good claims he
has up the West Fork of Kettle river,
notably the Highland Chief.
Up lo the first of May there had been
done a total of sinking and raising
6,705 feet, drifting and crusscutting,
17,693 feel; diamond drilling, 1,493
feet, at the Granby mines." Up to the
same date shipments of ore were 1,194.-
008 tons.
Last Friday the Providence Mining
company paid its fourth dividend of ten
cents a share, making about $11,000
so far "paid. Manager Mcintosh is
now in the east looking up the $7,000
worth of electrical machinery that it is
intended to equip the mine with.
discovery has been crossed and re-
crossed many times by prospectors,
which is significant of the fact that
this camp has only been scratched and
prospecting can be profitably conducted
a short distance from town.—Camborne Miner.
The Goldfinch stampmil will resume
operations in a few days.
Several employees of the OysteJ mine
severed their connection with the property on July 1st.
The usual monthly clean-up took
place at the Eva and Oyster stamp-
mills on the 1st of the month, and it is
reported that good results have been
obtained from the  month's operations.
Fred Morrison reports that free gold
has been discovered on the Klondike,
a claim situated between Scott creek
and Ten Mile. A tunnel has been
driven in about 20 feet, but 30 feet
more has to be driven before the main
lead is reached.
Geo. Goldlmith and Geo. Johnson
took a pack train loaded with supplies
up to the Scott group on Goat mountain this week. The Scott group is a
promising galena proposition, and the
awners intend doing considerable work
on it during the next few months.
A fine ledge of free-gold quartz containing containing considerable galena
and white iron was located a few days
ago by Arthur Gowing. The new find
is situated on the line of Branford's
ranch, aboul 2% miles from town.
Mr. Gowing staked two claims on the
ledge and named it the Handy Andv
group. The property is within a stone's
throw of the  wagon  road.    The  new
We are getting in shape to fill
your oiders, let them be large
or small, they are appreciated
alike. We have had years of
experience filling orders for
mining companies and prospectors. We endeavor to send
nothing up the hill bat first-class
goods. Give as a call. We think
we can please you. Our prices
are right and goods first-class.
McKinnon &
Miners, Prospectors
and Hotel Men should
see our stock before
placing their orders.
It is new and on the
top peak of excellence
— > I  Drags   and Medicines
Respecting Coal and Petroleum Lands in
Southeast Kootenay.
NOTICE is hereby Riven that licence* to
prospect for coal and petroleum upon
and under lands situated within Block 4,.V»8,
South-Ea t Kootenay, will be issued forthwith
to all persons who have made proper application in pursuance of the provisions of tin-
'"Coal Mines Act" and amendments.
The fee for each licence will be *100, and all
applicants who have not deposited accepted
bank cheques to cover that amount are hereby required to do so without further notice.
Licences will be issued in the following
form, viz.:—
Minks Act and Amknpmkktk
Poplar Drug Store
We havo opened a Drug
Store  on Second  Street
HorsMhoing and Tool-
4 In consideration of one hundred dollars
now paid under the said Acts, and subject to
the provisions thereof. I. W. 8 Gore, Deputy
Commissioner, acting for the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, licence
to enter, prospect, search and
work for coal and petroleum (but no other
metal or mineral) upon, in and under all that
piece 01 parcel of mineral land situate in and
forming part of Block 4.SWS, East Kootenay
District, and described as follows :—
u • s • . JMnd, not exceeding in the
whole six hundred and fortv statute acres
"Owing to the number of applicants for
licences to prospect for coal and petroleum,
and the peculiar circumstance* surrounding
the application for and issuance of these
licences, and the well known fact that the
issuance has been unavoidably suspended for
so many months, the Government of British
Columbia finds it impossible to determine t,he
equitable rights of the numerous applicants
Therefore, for the purpose ef enabling all persons to go before the proper tribunal for the
StenS£*ft0in .°f thdtt re"P«<^ve rights and
priorities, this license is issued and accepted
subject to such prior rights of the other persons as may exist by law, and the date of this
license is not to be taken or held as in anv
sense determining such priority, and lurther
it »h»ll not be taken or held to waive enquiry
% t«i2««± int° *£? *F»*K Performance of
all conditions precedent as between adverse
ftn^l amf further, on the understanding
that the government shall not be held respon-
sible tor' or in connection with, any conflict
which may arise with other claimants of the
same ground, and that under no cireurnstan
cek? 4W1» licence fees be refunded. ",ttmMM
And the holder hereby waives any claim or
demand against the government, and[9X.
pressly agrees not to take any steps or Dro-
ceedings, or present any petition, to enfor£
any alleged claim or demand agaiust the g£
irfJSSlSl *fc fcPf?vi»«» °' Brftish ColSmbU
arising out of the issuance of this license or
tjLSSS      mfttfcer or thin* •w»5SX5taI
, Gaffft&afirthe right to iSJSre
oue year
A. GARVEY, Prepr.
• Supplies delivered to any •
• part  of   the   district   at
I reasonable  rates.    Pros-
• pectors outfits moved and •
Saddle Horses furnished. •
"The duration of this license is for
from the
u i .£fput£(&n,miHS!oneo of Lands & Works
Lands and Works Department, *
Victoria, B. C., yio »
rhUtr        .   , B.F.GREEN.   '
*      JL"i*f.Cominl»»ioner of Lands k Vt m-i™
Lands & Works Department, °rkH'
Victoria, B. C, «th June, VMM.
Furniture and
Bargains  in  all   kinds  of
Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
etc.   Wall Paper. Two
complete sets of Bar Fixtures,
i British Plate Mirror 46x^
inches, new, Letter Presses,
Biliard and Pool Tables, Cash
Registers and other specialties
Mail Orders  Receive Prompt Attention


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