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1 HE
12.00 A YEAR.
Not So  Numerous As Last Year
But Now Increasing.
He-Locating Has Deoreased to a
Great Extent���No Particularly
Big Strikes Made���A Number of
Extensions and Fractions���Lots
Of Vacant Ground Still.
The Eagle presents herewith the
location records sinee June 1st.
Records of assessment and transfers
from the same date will appear next
issue, and thereafter a complete detailed weekly record of all will appear
June 2.���Leadvllle, Gainer oreek, by
F. C. Elliott, agent for Thos. L. Metcalfe.
June 4.���Trout Lake, Humphrey
creek, by Chas. Dillin.
June 6.���Rambler, Silver Cop hill,
joining the Sunshine on northeast, by
S. A. Sutherland.
June 8.���Pilot, south fork of Lardeau
oreek, 2| miles from Ferguson, adjoining Union Jack on south, by Jas. W.
.June 8.���Wonderful, south side of
Trout Lake, about 6 miles from Trout
Lake City, southeast extension Ton the
Davey, by Malcolm Matheson and L.
June 10.���Tooumseh, ono mile from
Ferguson, by Jas. Paton.
June 12.���Purless, on south fork of
Lardeau oreek, extension.of the Pilot
on the southeast, by Walter Jennings.
, Ceddar, extension of Purless on
southeast, by Walter Jennings, agent
for H. Ross.
June 13.���Triune No. 2, on Silver
Cup mountain, adjoining Triune on
southeast, h^Frank Appicost.
June 15.���Last Chance, on Cook
oreek, 2 miles above Circlo''���',',-. ''.,'.-*���
C. Cummins.
Snow Flake, ditto, by O. M. Johnson.
French, 5 miles from Trout lake, on
Glacier creek, oxtension of Roberts,
by Charles Dillin and L. O'Brien.
June 16.���Privateer, on south fork of
Lardeau creek, i mile from Ferguson,
northeast extension of Pilot, by Dan-
vin G. Eaton.
June 25.���Wlnsor, at Bunker hill
oreek, a tributary of Gainer oreek, by
A. G. Cedarstaff.
June 20.���Morning Glory, about 2J
miles from Trout lake, I mile from
Humphrey's oreek, by L. O'Brien.
June 28.���Randolph fraction, Bunker
Hill .creek, i mile from mouth, by R.
Higginson for J. N. Nelson.
June 29.���Merlmac, head of Tenderfoot creek, by Nils Nilson.
Tbe Baby, about 5 miles from Lardeau, on Tenderfoot creek, by F. W.
June 30.���Big Fellow, ditto, by Shirley Keeling.
Burg, on Gainer creek, i mi lo abovo
Bunker Hill oreek, by N. E. Lay.
Moris, on Gainer creek, about 500
feet up the creek from Bunker Hill,
by W. Jennings.
Capo Nome, at tho head of Tenderfoot creek, oxtension of the Klondike,
by Martha E. Burrell.
Ju'y 3.���Olympla, on south side of
Boulder ereok, adjoining Lucky Four
I)    on south, by J. T. Lauthers.
Lulu, ditto, by Wm. R. Hollenbeok.
Wolfe Lone, on Haskins oreek, about
2 miles from Haley eroek, joining the
Maid of Erin, by Chns, Sohoenborger.
July 5.���Big Four fraction, on Tenderfoot oreek, by W. G. Easton.
July 0.���Copper Bell, on north fork
of Lardeau, south sldo of Glenslde, by
J. T. Lauthers.
Copper Bell No. 2, east side of Copper Cell, by Wm. R. Hollenbeok.
July 7.���Maple Leaf, Gainer oreek,
formerly known as Shamrock, by A. J.
Gordon and C. F. Beatty.
Beaver, on Gainer oreek, formerly
known as Thistle, by Alex. J. Gordan
and C. F. Beatty.
Immense, about 2 miles from Ferguson, north extension of Tom Edwards,
by J. T. Lauthers.
Important, northern extension of
Immense, by E. G. Moyer.
Idle Will, extension of Important, by
Wm. R. Hollenbeok, by hto agent E,
G. Moyer.
Llnson, on south side of Canyon
oreek, about 7 miles from Canyon
Creek Landing, by John Winquist.
Nome, extension of Llnson, by Chas.
July 0.���Nora, on Rock creek, a
tributary of Trout lake, extension of
the Donomara, by John N. Nelson, by
his agent GuBt Berg.
July Ids���Geraldlne, two miles from
mouth of Tenderfoot creek, by Thos.
Taylor, by his agent F. C. Klliott.
Lisgar, ditto, oxtension of Blue Bell,
by Hugh McPherson, by his agent F.
C. Elliott.
Dunken, botweon Jumbo and Shamrock, 2 miles from mouth of Tenderfoot creolr, by John Forddred, by his
agent Walter 1'holan.
Culnmbia, 5 tnllos up Poplar crook,
by Goorge Miles Gilbert and F. P.
Ailsa, and Monarch, ditto.
July 11.���Copper Reef, betweon north
and south forks of Lardoau, adjoining
Good Luck, by J. B. Windsor.
No. 1 fruction, ditto, by J. Stauber.
July 12.���Exoheeker, at head of
Gainer creek, extonslon of Dime, by P.
A. Lingren, by his agent M. Nelson.
July 13.���Sphlnk, on north fork of
Lardeau eroek, 1} miles above Forguson, byO. F. Beatty.
Little'*'Ax, on Nettle L. hill, near
north fork of Lardeau, about 2 miles
from Ferguson, by C. F. Beatty, per
agent D. G. Eaton.
July 10.��� Jumbo, at the head of Canyon oreek on Tenderfoot slope of the
summit, by Dan Anderson.
Adelald, on south fork of Canyon
creek, by Ed. Andreon.
Melbourne, ditto, by Gus Olson, by.
his agent Ed. Andreen.
Sydney, ditto, by Andrew Peterson,
by bis agent Ed. Andreen.
Texas, on Lake creek, extension of
the Cranky Jack, by Ben. Reamy, by
his agent J. C. Rady.
July 17.���Ada, on Lardeau creek,
west side, 1 mile above Ferguson, by
Flora Adair, by itgont Ed. Adair.
Lona, about -I miles abovo Trout
lake and about 2500 feet above Canyon
creek trail, by Andrew Pederson, Nels
Nelson, Fred. Johnson and Dan Anderson.
Riverside, ditto, by George Olson
per agent Andrew Pederson.
Christinle, about 0 miles east from
Trout lake, southern extension of Copper Queen, by Henry Ambrose, per
agent E. G. Moyer.
July 18.���Hidden Treasure, at the
head of Pass creek, 2} Ej^s, f,,oni
Circle City, by H. M. Carter. "
July 19,���Lost Tunnel,on south slope
of south fork of Lardoau creek, about
4i miles from Ten-Mile hottBe, adjoining the Murray on the north, by J. A.
Templeton and Joe Murray.
Revenge, on Triune mountain, a
northwesterly extension of Morning
Star, by D. Ferguson.
July 20.���Mafelting, on Trout ereek,
northwesterly cxtonBlon of the Mountain Lily, by Goorgo E. Hambly.
Forrest Hill, 2 miles from mouth of
5-mile creek, by F. E. Williams, A. D.
Laughead and W. E. McDonald.
Gladys, 7-mllo ereek, north side of
Trout Lalt, by W. S. Lauthers.
Monarch No. 2, ditto, by J. T. Lauthers.
Iron Horso, ditto, by H. Scott.
Monarch, ditto, by W.R. Hallenbock.
A Mining Man Gives Reasons For
Their Absenoe Here.
A Series of Questions Concerning
the Situation.
Lessons to be Learned  From the
Experience of Others.
Tho Gem and Jewel Mining Co. of
British Columbia, Limited, is the
titlo of a new company which has boen
organized In Marion, Ind., to develop
the Gom and Jewel, two prospects up
the north fork of tho Lardeau, about
four miles from Ferguson. John 0,
Haswell is the president, Chas. H.
Dodge, soorotary and Dr. W. A. McConnell, treasurer. The capitalization of tho company is $1,500,000,
fully paid. Their representatives will
shortly be on tho ground and possibly
a fow moro claims will bo purchased
and doveloped. A. E. Welch of London, Ont., tho Eaole understands,
was tho promoter of this company.
With skilful management and oareful
purchases of other properties, the
Eaqlb bespeaks suocess for the new
company. They can succeed In tbe
Lardeau it they could suoceed any
place, if the proper precautions against
buying "something for nothing" are
taken. It doesn't pay to be too
economical in mining, especially in
the acquiring and development of a
property by an experienced mining
man. If >a company cannot succeed
with thorough mining men at its head
it certainly cannot pay dividends with
tenderfeet predominating,
Is Probably the Greatest Drawback, But Insufficient Advertising
Is Also A Hindrance.���Once Bit,
Twioe Shy.���War Tightening The
Money Market.���The Prospects.
John S. Lnwson, a representative of
English capitalists, who is interested
in the Silver Bell group, on 5 mile
ereok, (western slope of Trout lake)
has been in the camp for tho past week
or two. Mr. Lawson Bays they have
done 170 ft. of tunnel work on the
Silver Bell and 100 ft. on another of
the group, the both giving very
satisfactory results. On account of
their cabin having been swept away by
a snowsiide last winter the work lias
been much retarded this season, and
as Mr. Lawson says, there Is really no
hurry until railway transportation is
provided for the district. Mr. Lawson
recently returned from Australia, but
considers that British Columbia -offers
better inducements in many ways. A
great drawback in Australia is tho
lack of water. "How is it that when
your old country people know of the
rich mineral belts which exist in this
camp, offering such lucrative and safe
investment, that there is nny
difficulty in securing millions of
capital if necessary," asked the Eagle
man. "Well, that is rather a hard
question to answer off hand. The lirst
difficulty is that they know absolutely
nothing of your district, and the only
way to explain to them is to say that it
is so many miles from Rossland. Then
there falls a moment of silence.
Rosslandl You seo many Englishmen
wore bit in the '97 stampede around
T?,,(,*!���'i(i .ind notwithstanding that it
has two or three good mines thoy are
rather shy. Then there Is the war.
The South African war made very
little difference, except to those
directly interested; but this Chinese
affair has tightened up tbo money
market to a marked degree, for there
is no telling where this crisis will end,
once tho powers commence squabbling." Mr. Lawson predicts a great
future for the Lardeau and Trout
Lake district; and when tlio railway
gets ready to build his syndloato will
soon convert their property into a
Two hundred and fifty thousand
dollars spent on wagon roads and trails
in tho mining districts within a year
will do more to advortise tho
advantages of British Columbia as a
mining country than twine that sum
spent in mining cotnmisslons and
fitting up luxurious quarters for worn-
out politicians In. London.���Nelson
Still Another Jangle the Result of
Saturday's Matohed Race.
The matched race between Craig &
Hillmnn's "Queenie" and A. C. Cummin's "Maud" at Trout Lake City on
Saturday ended rathor unsatisfactory
all round, especially to tho visitors
who wore foolish enough to face tho
scorching sun to reach there. There
Ib no regulation track at Trout Lako
and not even a copy of tho ussoointinn
rules could be found in town. Judges
wero appointed, and stationed at Iho
corners and starting place. The riders
were Morry Pottlpieco (Maud) and
Norman Hillier (Quoenle). After
considerable scoring a good even start
was mado, "Maud" loading from the
start, holding tho position well to tlie
finish, winning by nt least two
lengths. Tho judges, however,
claimed a foul at tho third corner and
declared It a dead boat. At this Mr.
Cummins put his mare In the stable,
refusing, as ho said, to bo bunooood
any more. "Quoenle" was run over
the track twice, all by her lonesome
and the judges gave Craig & Hillman
the race. A written protest was filed
and the lawyers will now get the
whole cheese and more. Andy Craig
offered to give the disputed heat to
"Maud," but apparently Mr. Hillman
would not have It that way, preferring
to abide by the^udge's decision. And
thus ended what might have been a
good afternoon's sports, and incidentally fany more horse raoing in
Trout Lake City. Many of the backers
called their bets off, claiming that
"Maud" won the heat fairly; but
others took their mon. and said nil.
If the EAGLE'S horse editor is ever
caught at any more horso racing (?l
events in this clime he will bo fired
bodily from the staff.
Now is tho timo to do effective work
' in bringing our mineral   resources   to
public notice. Every copy of the
i Eaolk directed to parties  outsido  of
the eamp will help. Trot along your
j raining nows, and a dollar or two to
I pay for shoe leather.
Lack of Advertising, No Railway,
Playing For Suckers, Not Enough
Ore Shipments and Systematic
Development.���These Acoount for
Many of the Obstacles Obtaining.
We have boen thinking and looking
for local reasons why capital is so slow
in taking a firm stand in this district.
. Is it that it is not sufficiently woll
known to the outside world, the world
of capital. Have we failed to show by
ocular demonstration and proved by
authentic assays that the district is
what it is represented. Have the
price- asked been too high for the
amount of work clone, or is it entirely
tho luck of transportation facilities ?
That the district has not been clearly and Intelligently brought before tbe
publio is demonstrated very clearly by
the fact that Fish river and the Lardeau are considered the same. Many
people have spoken to us with surprise
when thoy lind that Trout Lake and
tho Lardeau are almost the same, the
ono deriving its namo from tlio lake
and the other from its feeder. The
outside public are generally all mixed
up, and no wonder.
Tho pamphlets and maps issued by
tho Trades Committeo of Trout Lake
and Fergvson made this matter clear
to those who wero fortunate in procuring ono. The original idea of the
pamphlet was good���to print 10,000 or
15,000 copies, and circulate them far
and near. Unfortunately, as is too
often the case, the project did not
materialize. Only a small , number,
witli curtailed information, were
Issued and sent out.
H'.'vo the newspapers done all thoy
might do to tnako this district better
and correctly known. Have wo failed
to show what tho district possesses.
Have we been true in representation,
We havo always tried to keep the
bright side out. spont more monoy on
tho proposition than we take out, and
looked and waited upon the district
since '90 from an interested point of
view, believing tb-it lynx-eyed capitalists and tho ; ��� iy o^pector must
soon be satisfied and see it as we do;
but so far the capitalist has given us
tho grand razzle-dazzle. But at last It
seems to be heading out- way.
For assessment work in the past tho
bi��ys, in too many cases, satisfied themselves with a likely looking spot on
the vein. They commenced work and
may have found ore. If such was the
case it was generally left untouched,
fearing it might disappear with the
next shot. Crosscuts wero driven to
tlie vein and oro struck, but only one
shot wont into the face by the prospector. When developed, under bond,
this vein perhaps carried ore 3 ft. in
On tbo other band we have heard
prospeotors say "when I began work
on the claim 1* had quite a jag of ore
Bliowlng, but each shot seemed to
diminish the quantity, so I left it. trying some other spot, with the obance
of finding oro."
la this method legitimate, Is It to the
interest of the prospector to pothole
hi^ claim. Wo think not. It would be
better to commence proper!', by driving a tunnel, crosscutting or open cut,
until ore is found, oi' ono is satisfied
that it does not exist.
Have the proporty ownors been
honest in their assays, Have they not
always tried to select the best, or what
they thought the best samples for
assay purposes. Has not the prospective purchaser beon told of the values
from such and Buch a vein and been
deceived by samples whioh never did
come from tho claim at issue. Have
not tho actual surface showings of
mineral boen over estimated. Have
not mining men been taken away ou
long trips to see something which does
not exist. And would it not be far
better and more profitable to let up
on giving newspaper men and advance
agents of capital a long jolly, when the
bare facts, the cold truth will more
than answer tho purpose. We are
pleased to say that a happy realization
nf this fact is already dawning in the
Has the price asked been too high,
considering the development work
done? Taking into consideration the
hard life lived by the prospeotors in
tbe hills, all lio can possibly got is
not ton much to repay him for his
energy,   patience    arid   labcr   whilst
j prospecting, but usually the prospector
has more than one claim, often many
claims and can well afford to sell one
at an ordinary easy price and by so
doing he is enabled to sell the others
to advantage. Too often ho will not
do this, and when asked for tho price
he often asks more, much more, than
he will really tako if pushed, and tho
purchaser becomes disgusted and
throws up tbo wholo thing. Prospectors havo not and do not soom to
realize that claims aro bought and
sold on a business basis or margin of
profit. Thoy are not contont. with a
fow hundred per cont., but want
thousands. When they como down to
a business basis, claims will bo sold.
Is it the lack of transportation facilities V   No   doubt  this   handicaps   us.
It is a thorn in the flesh, but not such
that it prohibits the shipping of our
high grado ore.   It is bard for either
a prospector or a company to pay the
heavy rates required.   But has it not
been   the   same   in all mining camps.
In the Slocan, in early days, wore their
facilities   any   better   than  ours.   In
! many cases not so good, as tlie owners
j of claims and companies who hail bond-
J ed properties had to build their own
roads and trails.   This difficulty in the
Slocan did not prevent the mines from
shipping ore���no higher grade than is
| found in the Lardeau.   They increased
; their returns until matters were made
I easy by the construction of two com-
j petltive railways.   The same  can and
! should be done here.   Let us prove to
' tbe railways that we have something
I to carry.
There  is at least 50,000 tons of ore
[ blocked out in three of Lardeau's properties   alone, ready  for  stoping, but
awaits better, means of transportation.
; If even 1000 tons of this ore was sent
' out over the road wo feel certain that
the railway company would come to
their rescue, for they could thon see
| that we meant buBiness.   And the ever
shy monied investor would also put in
immediate appearance.
If we havo blocked our own progress
in the past, we must try and remove it
by keeping the district well before tho
outside public, placed in an Intelligent
light, so that there can be no mistake
in tho future.
Tho mineral claims of the future will
havo to bo developed in a workmanlike
manner, to -show all the points likely
to be of interest both to the buyer and
[ ownors.    Reports  and   assays should
always be correct.   Claim holders must
bo ccontent  with a fair margin.   The
district deserves all that can bo said
for it.   Let us all, by every means in
, our power, try to push it ahead in our
'own individual way.
$1,003.68 IN GOLD
The Lucky Jim Is Another Gold
Producer for the Lardeau.
This District Becoming as Famous
Por Gold as White Metal���Tho
Nettie L. and Triune Will Excel
The Cup With the Same Development.���Othor Properties.
Jas. Grant was down from tho Lucky
Jim on Saturday, bringing some fine
samples of oro witli him. One of them,
selected at random, carrying iron
pyrites in a quartz ganguo was given
to S. Shannon, B. A., assayor and
analytical chemist, and the asBay
certificate showed $984 in gold, $10,68
in silver, or $1,0(1.'UjS to the ton. This
is a remarkable value, but dozens of
assays have been mado at different
depths, running from $100 to $400 in
gold, besides silver and copper values.
$oy in copper was obtained in a recent
assay. Thore is a force of mon now at
work, still sinking the shaft on the
lead, and as soon as they are down far
enough to satisfy the owners, Messrs*
P. Murphy, Goo. S. McLeod, .Taa,
Grant and Walmsley brothers, drifting
will be commenced. Tho oro is being'
piled on the dump. A test shipment
will be made shortly. Tho owners of
tho Lucky Jim think they aro all
right now, whether capital comes or
not. After all. it would seem that
labor i& nearly all the capital needed
to mako mines in this camp. More
such co-operation among tho miners
would prove equally beneficial the
Eagle believes.
An   Example   Furnished   by   the
Development of the Triune.
Seven weeks ago thore was a mineral
claim ou tlie Silver Cup hill known   as
: the Triune, with one assessment done:
: no trail, and no money to  develop   it.
j A few miners co-operated, leased tho
property and   with  the owners cut a
| trail  from  Ten-Mile   to   the  claim,
i Last week a 20-ton shipment of clean
! high-grade  oro  camo   down  through
! Fergueon   on   its   way  to  tho   Trail
smelter, and two ton a day -is now  holing sacked: all this   in   seven   weeks.
To-day   the co-operative labor of six
men has  made  a  shipping  mine   in
seven   weeks,   without   ono  cent   of
i assistance from   outside capital.   The
[local merchant will not even havo to
j wait sixty days for his account, as   tho
returns from tlie first shipment will bo
here in a fow days.   Tho   K.u.lk doe.?
not wish to convey the  idea that thin
could be   repeated   in   every ease; but
fellow "waiters"   if   there   was   more
co-operation of labor and less waiting
for capital,   this   district   would   soon
take its rank  in the front row.   The
time to begin is right now.
The J. c. Group.
R. Foran and I. Chism returned from
the head of Lake creek on Sunday,
where tbr-y hnv^ bc'n doing1 assessment work on the J. C. group, consisting of six claims, the Winchester,
Snow Storm, .1. 0., Lono Star,
Smuggler *and 1'cia. The open cuts
made exposed some tine looking ore
and Mr. Foran says there is "slathers"
of it from ono end of the group to the
other, in fact Mr. Foran has staked an
extension and is si ill on tho big strong
leads. Tho J. C. group is near the
great "lime dyke,''and horBes can be
ridden right from Fergueon to the
propei ty, as also to the Empire,
Abbott, Wagner and other well known
groups in that area of country.
The Nettle L, Never Looked Better.
Jas. N. Black, "Dad," was hold up
bv tho Eagle man to-day, ho having
visited the Nettio L. a few da>s ago.
"Dad" says: "1 have been up to the
minooftener than any other man in
the Lardeau, from tho time tho ore
was lirst struck in the crosscut, but I
never saw the mine looking better
than right now. Thore is at least fivo
times more tonnage of high-grade ore
in sight now than a month ago. In
the new oro body, recently struck in
tho east drift, tbe minors are in 22 foot,
iu almost solid ore and still no sign of
the othor wall. Tho oro house is full,
and oniy the ore encountered is taken
out at all."
Standing at the Eagle office a person cau view tho Great Northern hill,
to tho north, Old Gold and Nettie L.,
to tbo east, and the Silver Cup mountain belt to the south, all circling
around Ferguson, their supply point.
If there is one good claim thore is two
hundred staked upon the territory just
mentioned. The Broadview. Great
Northern, Truo Fissure, Silver Queen,
Rob Roy, Old Gold, Nottie L., Triuue,
Luoky Jim and Silver Cup aro prominent properties, and with transportation' would commence shipping at
once. These could be supplemented
by at least��twenty-live others three
mouths after a railway taps the camp.
Tho Lardeau is strictly all right. It
may take timo and money to turn tho
tide this way, but nothing can stop its
progress or prevent it from ultimately
j taking its rank as ono or tho best min-
j iug camps in B. C.
MotMtlt.lt View mxl Mine tliir.
Jas. Comorford returned yostorday
from his claims at Iho head of McDonald creek, about ten milos via tho
north fork from Ferguson, on what is
known as the Glengarry lead, where
ho has been doing assessment work.
Mr. Comorford says he has a good lead
and plenty of galena ore in sight, but
expects to havo to wait awhile for
transportation facilities.
The Lout Tunnel Group.
J.Murry, ,T. A. Templeton, T. H-
Kvans and P. Culkeeu left to-day to
commence work ou this group of three
claims, recently staked on the south
fork of the south -fork, just ovor the
mountain from tho Silver Belt, on
Brown creek.
D. Williams has charge of tho road
work between hero and Baty's (Park)
hotel; Kobt. Scott, between 8-mile and
Ten-Milo; J. Atkinson above Ten-Mile;
Chas. Olson between 11-mile and 12-
mile, near W, Glenn's ranch; Asa
Hillman and Tom Downlo, in the Fish
creek camp. There is a scarcity of
mon, as mon will not-wortc for $2.50,
when thc.ro is plenty of $!t.2f> and $3.50
j work in the district.
PubHshcd everv   Wednesday morning Ht tbe
olT.ee ot publication, Ferguson, B. C, by
Advertising Rates Display uiIb, bI.50 per
oolumn Inch, Legal acls.iac i>er tuonpariel fine
for lirst Insertion; So for each additional Insertion.
Reading notices ISo per lino each Issue.
Subscription Kates: By mall or carrier, irf.W
per annum; $1.00 for six months. Stopped at
Job Department. The Eaolk Job Department
1? well fquljiped, and la prepared to execute all
kinds ul printing at honest prices.
Address all communications to���
Ferguson, It. C
IIAItl)   HIT.
There lire many thorns in the
journalistic llower garden. The
editor ot The Ledge, New Denver,
tells his experience:
Many people of this world are thin
in the mental skin and full of envy,
hatred and general cussedness when
cold water is thrown on their ideas,
customs, polities, religion or prejudices by an editor. Then il is
that their little souls light up with
a Hash of anger, and they make a
splash much the same as a pebble
does when it is flung into Slocan
lake. 1 have noticed this ever
since I first travelled the journal
istic trail. Run a dead, musty
paper and it will be so peaceful
around the office that the Hies will
die for lack of visitors to stir them
up. Make a sheet lively and fearless, and one-half of the community
will be alternately blessing and
cursing you, while not a single
reader will suffer from ennui.
If I roast those jackals of the
press, commonly known as jackleg
editors, for being a blight on the
community and a curse to their
creditors, every one of the syphaxi-
cal spawn will open their yawps
and bark just like other little town
dogs do when a stranger throws a
bone at them.
If I declare that the Roman
Catholic church should be deinol
ished aud every Mick compelled to
eat meat on Friday then the sons
of King Billy will pat ine on the
back until my natural growth is
impeded and everything is trimmed
in orange.
[f I honestly state that Orange-
ism should never have emigrated
from Ireland, and that its annual
celebration in America only has a
tendency to cause ill feeling be
tween neighbors, then ignorant
geysers who know absolutely noth
ing about King William's history
will consign me to a southern home
along with the pope, while the
Micks will exclaim. -Shine, it
sinse you have, if yer does live in
New Denver!"
I have often found il difficult to
arrive at the truth of events only a
week old, even in these days of the
art preservative of all arts. Yet.
at a misty period of the world's
history four hundred years after he
is said to have died. I find that 11
history was written of Christ which
millions accept as absolute truth.
While believiug in the beauties of
the Jesus' character as set forth in
the bible, if I was to assert that his
existence was only a myth and that
he never lived except in the brain
of a romancer, how many parsons
in this broad land but what would
hold up their hands in theological
horror and say that I was wicked
enough to be damned? Nearly
every one of them, and yet I am
told that this is a free country.
If I Btand pat for the miners how
the pot-bellied gold hoarders of
Europe will curse me and say I
should have my wings clipped.
How the miner will bless me, and
as he walks down the road past my
oflice to the saloon, throws up a Ave
to treat the crowd, exclaiming,' 'The
Colonel is a peach, and I will take
his paper some day when I can
afford it." my soul might be mad
with the joy of appreciation while
there was nothing in my stomach
but prunes and lake water.
If I bow down to the capitalist,
say that they are the only people,
and that the Lord created the
Slocan for their use and that the
laws should be made for their benefit I will be rewarded with their
good wishes and many will exclaim
"Deucedly clevah papah that chap
publishes in New Denver. I wonder what he lives on,  the scenery
rue centre of
THE  t/rfif*   LfiRoeau mining   district.
5fQ.MA.Nf FMCf.Pi
must be nutritious, doncher know.
Hy Jove!"
Thus it goes on. No matter
what I put my pen into I will find
some to hiss and sonic to applaud.
If I print a good live paper in one
town,the inhabitants of sister towns
will turn green and send their job
printing a thousand or less miles
away with the false hope of dimming the journalistic light that
shines for all, provided they will
not shut its rays out by putting up
temporary barriers.
WivM, in Egypt'i upper circles, are
private property. The woman cannot
go beyond the limits nf their own licle
of the house and garden. And thev,
poor thing., cannot complain. In the
lirst place, it would not do them any
good to protest, and in the second, they
are brought up to live in just that way,
and the idea of mingling freelv with
their fellows is inexpressibly shocking
to thorn and never to be thought of for
a moment. Of course, the poor cannot
afford to keep their wives thus secluded
and in such luxury. Thus their wives
must have recourse to the impenetrable
veil. And, as in every country, the
rich man has other advantages the
poorer brother cannot hope to enjoy.
The rich man can have four wives, the
full legal number. The poor man can
have four wives, too, if he can support
them, but two ii usually the limit of the
poor man's household. He cannot
afford four wives all at once, but if he is
industrious and utilizes his opportunities for divorce he can have more than
four before hi dies. Indeed, the working man of Egypt usually finds one wife
aa much of a burden aa he can manage,
but when that one wife begina to pall
he can divorce her at a moment's notice
and hunt up another. This is the reason
why the Egyptian wife has so strong a
prejudice against the accumulation nf
property by her husband. She will not
let him lay by anything if she can help
it.   Should he get something ahead, she
argues, the temptation to enjoy thu
fruits of his Industry aud economy with
some other woman will be too strong to
be resisted She knows the weakness
nf the race. And she looks to it that
there is nothing left at the end of the
week or whenever the wage should be
spent.���Alexander Harvey, in the Cos-
No; the two kinds nf people on earth I
Are the people who lift ami the people
who lean.
Wherever you go, you will tinil the
world s masses
Are always divided in just these two
And oddly enough, you will find, too, I
There is only one lifter to twenty who
In which class are you? Are you easing
the load
Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the
Or are you a leaner who lets nl hers bear
Your portion of labor and worry and
care ?
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Situation   Improving
British Columbia is coming to the
front in a plucky and praiseworthy
manner, says the Colonial Goldflelds
Gazette. It is quite true that, even in
tbe unromantic realm of mining speculation, fancies and fashions triumph for
a time over intrinsic merits, and particularly is this the case in regard to the
best British Columbian mines, which,
although proved to be valuable propei-
ties, have so far failed to secure the
I market valuation to which they are
entitled. But British Columbia is
steadily wearing down prejudice, and if
the principal issuing houses in Londou
adhere to their policy of placing the
word "prove" before that of "prospectus," the Western Province of Canada will, by sheer force nf merit, come
into favor with English Investor..
What does it benefit a man if he Is
on lhe"right i\��d, bat headed the
wrong way ?
United they stand, divided they fall
���business and advertising.
A bill providing for compulsoiy insurance against accident and illness
was submitted by the Swiss Parliament to a referendum vote of the
people on May 20th. The vote resulted in 320,000 against and 150,000
in favor. According to the bill the
Government was to pay a portion, tha
employer another, and the worker
the remainder of the amount of the
premium. Although the bill was defeated 1 y a large majority, the discussion of the question waa of great
educational value to the electorate,
ai.d the public will soon be educated
to the necessity of compulsory insurance. The Swiss people voted three
times before they decided to bay tbe
railroads, In Switzerland the people
rale. In Canada the corporation!
Although the true end nf all knowledge is action, and it Is only, for the
sake of action that knowledge is m\\f ht
by the human race, yet, in order that it
may be gained in sufficient breadth and
depth, It is necessary that the Individual
should seek knowledge for its own sake.
-W. K. Clifford.
It is again reported that the smelter
at Pilot Bay will resume operations. THE LAKOEAD EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, JULY 25, 1900.
A letter has been received from Geo.
Watson, who is now in the White Horse
country, in which he says that he has
been fortunate enough to open up a
couple of fine copper properties, and
that they are favorably located within
three miles of the railroad.
Mr. Pollen, of Fort Steele, lias an
iiption above the falls, formerly operated
by Charlie Edwards, Gus Theiss and
Jack Thompson, and Is prospecting tho
ground with a view to ascertaining
whether there is sufficient pay there to
warrant hydraulicing. Should his hopes
be realized, there may once more bo
extensive placer operations on historic
Perry creek.
The Estclla group of mines on Tracy
creek has over 800 feet of tunnels and
drifts. Tlie Dibble mine, owned by an
Ottawa syndicate, has over 700 feet n(
tunnels and shafts. The Big Chief has
several hundred feet of tunnels, also the
Dupont group, Cluckamon Stone, Old
Abe, Colossal, Bald Mountain, Golden
Five group, Minnie M., Tiger, John I.,
and many others have from 100 to 600
feet nf tunnels, shafts and drifts.
���1. K. Sherwood recently arrived from
Great Kails, Montana, to work on the
Pelican, Old Dominion and other claims
in whieh lie is interested. Those properties are located two miles south nf
the Perry Creek and Kootenay company's, and have had considerable work
done on them up to the present time.
Tho showing on the surface of these
claims is said to be remarkable, pan-
nings of free gold running up to as higli
as S160 per ton, which has often been
obtained, the gold being quite coarse at
that. It remains to be demonstrated,
however, whether or not the gold will
not be in a bash form at depth.
The Perry Creek and Kootenay Mining
Company, Limited, is prosecuting work
most vigorously, and on the Pearl is
now in 800 feet on a crosscut tunnel for
a large ledge which makes a very fine
showing on the surface. On the Running Wolf the same company has a
tunnel in 100 feet; thts is also in a very-
large ledge.whlch.so far as now known,
will maken goodcyanidingproposition.
Opposite the Running Wolf is the Elk-
horn, also being worked, where there is
a 800-foot tunnel on a lead, giving a
depth of about 150 feet, the conditions,
regarding ore, are much the same as in
the others.
J. P. Bailey made a And a few days
ago that makes an excellent start for
something good. It is located near
Swifisea, and he has named it the
Pretoria*, On the claim there appears
to be three quartz veins, one in the
center, and one five feet from that on
each side, and from appearance so far
in a solid formation. A hole a few feet
iu depth haa been sunk on the middle
vein, which was very narrow at the
surface, but at the bottom of the hole
shows 15 inches of quartz, showing
copper pyrites and carbonates throughout more or less, and a 5-inch streak of
galena said to assay (12 in silvei ami
II in gold, percentage of lead unknown
but appearances would indicate from 10
to 25 per cent. The ore In many re
spects resembles thatof the Union Jack
One hundred and thirty carloads of
ore were shipped during June from the
North Star and Sullivan mines, 20 miles
northwest nl Cranbrook, all clean ore���
not concentrates���just as it conies from
the mines. The amount coming froir
each raine is not known, but the major
portion is from the North Star. It Is
not unlikely that the Sullivan's output
in three months' time will equal the
present output of the North Star, and
the shipments will be -m less than 200
cars per month from both mines, which
will average net to them, at a moderate
estimate, $U per ton. At that rate the
shipment of the past month, allowing
180 cars, 22 tons to the car, must have
netted returns of not leas than 140,000,
and this is believed to be a very moderate estimate, under rather than over.
The St. Eugene, at Moyie, 20 miles west
of Cranbrook, shipped 1800 tons of concentrates, or about 82 car loads���value
unknown���but it is believed that (14
net returns would be a large underestimate, which would at this rate produce
525,200 net. Added to the mines of
Kimberley camp, a grand total of 865,-
2-10 net returns would be given for tlie
month of June.
The shaft nn the Rambler, east of
Eholt, is now down 110 feet, most of the
way in ore. At 15U feet deptii it is the
Intention to crosscut. Six men are employed.
Harry McLaren has a claim on whicli
lie has run a cut for 20 foet without
finding either wall of the lead. The ore
is red oxide of coppor carrying stringers of quartz with copper sulphurate.
He calls this claim the Alpha.
Work aggregating nearly 4,ihhi feet
has been done on the B. C. mine, Summit camp, and the deepest workings
are down 272 feet. About one-sixth of
tfie development has been sinking and
raising, the balance h i"g drifting anil
crosscutting Over -1,000 tons of ore
have been sent to the Trail smelter
since shipments began last fall.
Alex Oinon and Alex. Dorias have
just returned from a prospecting trip
up tlie east fork of the North Fork, and
reports what looks like tlie biggest
strike of the season in the way of
copper. They brought down samples
from a group of five claims, the Poland.
Surprise, Wilbur, San Francisco and
Wilfred, which they have located on
the west bank of the east fork of North
Fork, about Ho miles from this city. The
lead is said to be one of the biggest ever
found in that section, and that the ore
is rich no one can doubt who sees the
specimens they brought down, for they
show any amount of copper and some
other mineral, which looks suspiciously
like telluride.
In a few days a shipment of four
straight carloads ol machinery will
arrive in Phoenix camp for the mines
here. The shipment comes direct from
Sherbrooke, Quebec, from the shops of
the Jenckes Machine Co., which concern
has supplied the major part of the machinery in use in the Boundary. The
shipment consists of goods intended for
use on the Knob Hill, Grey Eagle and
Snowshoe mines. In the Knob Hill
and Grey Eagle shipment is the new
10-drlll Rand duplex air compressor,
with two 80-horse power boilers, receivers, drills and other fittings, the
house for which is ready at the property.
The Snowshoe will have a 70-horse
power boiler, pumps, drills, pipes, etc.
The Knob Hill shipment occupies the
space of ;]| cars, aud the Snowshoe
takes up the balance. The cars left
Sherbrooke June 27, and are due now
at any time.
Last week additional side-tracks were
started on nt no less than four different
mines by theC. P. R. near Phoenix. A
track 2,(50) feet long, or half a mile, was
run to tlie Winnipeg mine from the
Gulden Crown spur; the Crewn itself
has an additional side-track 500 feet
long; the Old Ironsides and Victoria
will have one 00O feet long, and the
Knob Hill an additional track ."ithj feet
in length. The steel for the side-tracks
was taken up on the switchback over
the Bull Dog tunnel, use nf whicli was
discontinued March 1st. The object of
all this extra track-laying���8,500 feet-
is to facilitate ore shipments. In fact
Ihe Miner-Graves syndicate people Hntly
refuse to commence shipping until
adequate facilities for handling empty
and loaded tars were furnished. As
they expect to initiate shipments by
sending out at least 12 or 15 cars of ore
daily, tlie handling must he reduced to
the minimum.
On the Alpine, a group of claims adjacent to the Golden Gate, a shaft has
been sunk for 18 feet,which has resulted
in exposing a streak of mixed ore running S12 gold, five ounces silver and
seven per cent  lead.
Jack Nelson obtained an option on
Thursday last on the Kootenays, a
group of claims adjoining tlie Nettie L.
The deal is for $18,000, to he paid within
a year. The group consists of two
full-sized claims and a fraction.
Work will be commenced on the
Lucky Jim, near the Mabel group, during tlie course of a couple of weeks. It
is the intention of the owners of this
property to sink a shaft and make a
test of tbe ore body, which has given
returns of over J150 In gold to the ton.
The chances arc that this property will
change hands before long.
R. I .eekie-F.wiiig came down from the
Empire group, on the head of Cariboo
and t iainer creeks, a few days ago. A
force of men lias been put to work on a
crosscut liir-nel, and are now in aboul
���JO feet. Tlie snow is going lust. Mr.
Ewing has taken some excellent views
of the property aud surrounding country. It gives one a good idea uf the lay
of the country. Work will lie vigor
otisly prosecuted from now on, and
supplies for the coining winter will be
taken as soon as a few repairs are made
to the Empire trail.
Kenneth   ll'arlngton   Bellalrs    In   Hani
straits In Spokaim.
"Bellairs is Starving!" This startling
headline to an article appeared in last
Saturday's issue of the Spokane Chronicle and was the subject of discussion
among many of Mr. Bellairs' old acquaintances in this city. Since he left
Rossland nearly a year ago K. ff. B. has
tasted much of the bitterness of lite in
the City of the Falls. His long stay
the Medical Lake. Insane Asylum, from
which lie was recently discharged as
cured, and into which haven of unsound
mind many think he should never have
been committed, has been telling on
him greatly. Since his release he has
been endeavoring to raise funds for the
purpose of publishing a book entitled
"The Most Infamous Fraud Ever Perpetrated hy the Brain of Man.the Lunacy
Asylums of America," the proceeds to
be used in instituting against the state
a damage suit to the tune of 15,000,000
But the one time prince of the London
stock brokers, editor of the London
Bulletin and honorary member of the
Johannesburg Stock Exchange has
failed to raise the pittance necessary to
carry out his project. Kenneth (faring-
ton Bellairs is in want. He is doing
nothing to earn a livelihood in Spokane.
The little belongings nf value which he
All work guaranteed
FIT; headquarters al
Ferguson, B. C. Contracts entered   into foi
[V The Calgary W
H Brewing & Malting Go., Ltd. H
Okj Calgary, Alberta Cflj
[V    Calgary Lager    V
The  Bar is supplied with the best brands of Wines,   Liquors  and   Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men.
FERGUSON BROS., Proprietors.
Etc., to any point in tin
Distriot. Gootl, prompt
service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed
Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Fergu
sun a specialty.
had at one time he fell out of the window, resulting in his being declared of
unsound mind and sent to the insane
asylum, have been all sold at a sacri
flee, and judging from tlie following
note which he left iu the Chronicle
office he is in bad straits. "Please print.
Having had all my cash stolen from mo
and my goods, by the officials of this
state or others, and having sold all I
could find at five per sent, of cost to me.
I am now living (literally) on dry bread.
and my next course is suicide."
Is this, then, to he the end of tbe one
time brilliant financier and journalist,
that made London startle 30 years ago
with his manipulations of the stock
market, and in n pamphlet that cost the
writer thousands of pounds tn produce,
proving that the bible contained many
doscrepencies?���RoBslniul Miner,
Sense in your ads will bring dollars.
An advertisement does not Improve
with ago
Ads, like bread, are easily spoiled In
the making
An ad Bhould be the concentrated
essonse of sense.
It is more Important to. watch your
ads than your clerk.
[f you have anything to tell the public,
do it 111 a telling manner,
Make your ad so pointed that it will
pierce through the eye into the mind.
It is our duty to make ourselves acquainted, so far as we can, with the
universe around us, and every part of
it; to know what is known of sun,moon,
star, planet, comet and nebula; of beast,
bird and fish, tree, herb and fungus; of
human origins and human life: of institutions and laws, the right and wrong
of them. It is our duty to search and
probe into all these things; taking nothing for granted, accepting nothing on
authority, testing all we are told by
teacher or preacher, by priest or savant.
by moralist or schoolmaster.���Grant
"AliBif.     ���-
to all points in the
District. Light
rigs for quick trips
provided. Saddle
horses at all stables
The traveling pub
lie accommodated at
anytime of the day
or night. For any
further particulars,
freighting rates, etc
The Pioneer
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Thomsons Landing
Trout Lake City,
Ten Mile.
raig & Hillman,
United Hatters
of North America
terfflts-   Do not lisicn I
wliy the hat lias no IiiIm'1.
UNION label
��l the United
natters     <���(
Norrh Amort'
u.   When von nrc
buyingn KI'l. HAT
either soft   or stiff,
<i-r- to It   tbat   tht'
Genuine   UNION
Label i* sewed In it
Tf    a    retailer   1ms
Inbels tn his
>��� iKinst'��,5iriiiiiiiil offers
j to !��nt one In a  hat
for yuu, do nol  \> t-
rontzelilm Helms
not any ritrlit to
lliivc   Jinisv.    hihfl"
loon labels in re
tall stores arc eoun-
uv cxiilitiiatifiii us to
milne  I'nltni
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced JUNE
I0TH. The "Imperial
Limited "takes yon across
the Continent in four
days without change.
It is a solid vestibuled
train, luxuriously equipped with every possible
essential for the comfort
and convenience of passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
.1. MCCKEKBV, Audit AirowhesU
T. W. URADSHAtV, Aitt R.��e]stok��
F. J. COYLE, A��B|. 1'sss.Aitt., Vain-oiiver.il ('
vlty thu	
Label Is vrrforuti'tl nn tin- fuur edges cxnetlv tin
wine us a )instni:e .tamp. Counterfeits sro sometimes iierforan-il on llin-e of the vilges, ii nil some,
time* only on two. Keep a ,tisr|i Inokniii for
(lie i-oiinterMK l'ii|)rini'iiileil nmiiufiu-tiims
ure uuinir them Iii outer tn get riii of (heir se.ii-
mnitehat*. The.lohii B.SMtsonCo, snil Henry
II. Roslofs & Co.. Iwth of l'lilliulel|ilii��. I'ii. are
noii'iinlon eoneerns.
JOHN A. MOFKITT, I'resMciit. untun, N .1.
JOHN PHILLIPS, Seerelorv. ,77 PsrkAve..
Brooklyn, N. V.
The Union Label
On everything vim buy is a
guarantee that the producer,
thereof receive a fair rate of
wage, for it. production.
sir M^ii^i >^J
���Wijfe    '*'    )�� SfV^
See thu t this laliol Ison at) Clothing you nureha.*)
And at all times insist on tlie
box bearing the bluf. label
It  helps manufacturer, to see the
force or paying Fair and honest wages
Nelson Cigar Makers' Union,
Best Wines, Liquor, and Cigar.
Finely Equipped Bar
Kefltted and Refurnished
Best Cuisine Service
Best $2.00 a Day House
in the Lardeau District.
J. LAUGHTON. proprietor.
Headquarters for Minerd aud Mining M-m.       Neatly furnished, well-lighted nnd
Heated Rooms.     Conveniently situated on Victoria Ave.
pA     When vou are in Trout Lake Oity put up at     p^H
V\ Abrahamson Bros., Proprietors JT\
Wjj Everything new and up-to-date, Fire proof safe. Finest (W
y'S wines, liquors and cigars. Mining men's headquarters. ii
R^ Cheerful dining room     Al service. II
)TT is under the same management. JT1
All" Eye
the ~
Is the Natural and Commercial Centre���
Over one hundred and fifty men now working in the
mew mimes
Now being developed by strong, practical companies.
Miming Com pain fas'
Are being located in Ferguson.      Stores and Stocks are
being enlarged.    Properties are changing hands.
Capitalists are appearing on Ihe scene.
Smelter men are on the Ground.
Railway Construction has practically
begun, and the entire district is
coming rapidly to the front.
Come straight to
The Rossland-Nelson of the Lardeau
For further information, write or see���
O.-iieral Affeilt.
Lriftal   Agent THE LARDEAU EAGLE, FERGUSON, B.C., JULY -li),  1!)0U.
A small dairy would thrive in Forguson.
Work is steadily progressing in the
Old Gold camp.
John Laughton of tho Hotel Lardoau,
wont out to Revelstoke on Sunday for
a fow days.
Fresh eggs sell at 50 cents a dozen
the year round in Ferguson. Good
opening for a hennery.
* No need to send your watch out of
town for repair. Guaranteed work
done by S. F. W. Gainer, Eagle hldg.
Gordon Knowlton left for Comaplix
on Monday to tako a position In the
lath and shingle department of tho saw
Every pound of ore shipped from the
Lardeau passes th rough the town of
Ferguson. There's no way round the
payroll centre.
George Rogers and J, Winters,
"busted actors and highwaymen" from
Sandon, aro in tho camp representing
a few wildcats.
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people. Is
the EAGLE doing your printing? If
not, we're both the losers.
A number of advance mining men
aro touring tho district this week.
Tbo result of their impressions will
bring investors into the camp.
Gordon McLellan has knocked oiT at
the Cup, for a couple of weeks, to go
with J. MoTaggart on a prospecting
tramp, across country to the Fish river
Rceont  arrivals    from    Revclstok.1
declare that mosquitos are a plague
tbei'0    this    season.   They   aro    as
persistent in present!��� toel'" bills  as
--^Un_Woodro\v. A
Plenty of good productive "land,
plenty of the best mountain water, and
a ready market at high pricoH Tor
produco is what tho Lardoau has to
offer anyone agriculturally Inclined.
Ferguson's actual resident population has nearly doubled this season.
There will be at least a dozen families
hero this winter, and a school attendance of twenty or more. Ferguson is
How can you expect monied mon in
the camp seeking investment, when
they don't know you're alive or never
heard of tho Lardeau. Holp tbe
Eagt.e to help yourself. All this
camp lacks is advertising. If judiciously advertised tho rest will soon
J. T. Brewster of Revelstoko,
manager of the Carnes^Croek Consolidated Mines Co., Ltd., operating on
the Roseberry group, Carnes Crook,
Big Bond, was in the camp Monday
and yesterday, looking over some
properties up tho north fork of the
C. B. Hume of Revelstoke, was in
town last week. He reports business
rather quiet in the railway centre, but
expresses the hope that a trunk trail
costing $75,000 will be built into tho
Big Bend country this fall, which
would make a wonderful change in
Revelstoke's prosperity.
The Eagle is in receipt of a letter
kicking because the horse race judges
in Trout Lake City don't know their
business and also containing several
other charges, whioh If published
would get the Eagle editor whipped
In four languages. We must therefore
decline to get mixed up In tho matter.
Another matched race between any
horse that Craig & Hillman can produce and Mathew Pettlplece's "Baby
Lark," for $200 a Bide, Is boing
arranged, this timo to take place in
Ferguson on Labor Day (Sept. 3) on a
straight half-mile course. Thero will
be a real warm timo In Firguson on
Labor Day, "it thero Is no hitch in
The Eaole Is in receipt of a new
book entitled "Morning Songs in tho
Night," by Walter A. RatclllTo of
Listowel, Ont., who has for years been
cut off from the ordinary pleasures of
life by an unusually heavy affliction���
having become almost totally blind
and deaf. In tho sadness of his life his
poetry has been to hlra a solace and an
unburdening. Brooding such thoughts,
he turns with a bond of deep sympathy
to the sufferings of the masses of mankind; sees them bear tho fottors of
ceaseless toil and reap only a fraction
of its fruits, while the wealthy revel
In vastly disproportionate luxury; sees,
In most countries, their poverty made
hopeless by great monopolies of land;
and he singB of a coming era when
these injustices and monopolies shall
disappear, and mankind shall bo froo.
It is a convincing and pathetic appeal
to the people to wake up and think und
voto. A. book worthy of everybody's
reading. The Eagle has also u copy
of an address delivered In Union hall,
Brantford, Ont,, hy Mr. Ratcllffe,
lubject, "Jesus and Socialism," which
we will roproduce in full at a later
Canada should own tho C. 1'. B.
Canada should abolish the Senate.
You don'L have to take tho EAGLE'S
or any person's word to vouchsafe for
the resources of this camp. Como and
visit it before deciding to go elsewhere.
Before you invest in mining property
or real oitatc in thia province, pay the
Lardeau district a visit. Investigation
is all we ask. The country itself will
do the rest.
Tf Sir Wilfrid Laurier wishes to get
turned down properly In British
Columbia, just let him have two or
three of those prO-Ohtaese Grit members accompany hlra west on his
Stumping tour.
Tho ratepayers of Nelson have again
endorsed John Houston as mayor and
his council's policy of municipal
ownership, by a four to one vote.
"Socialists arc on tho run," said the
Nelson Miner.   Aro they?
Does your
need nxin'?
Bring it to me at once and I'll
guarantee its repair. My shop
is in tho EAGLE bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
Everything is now in
shape for us to supply
Don't delay but get
your order in at once
.Davis & Foote.
Tho Eaole would he pleased to re-
coivo a list of addresses of persons
whom thoy know to be interested, or
likely to be, in this distriot, from anyone. Sample copies and circulars will
be forwarded to all names furnished.
The steady growth of the Lardeau
district this season is assuring. Thoso
desiring to got here while there is
something to como for are coming in
now. In this busy competitive world's
game of grab, those first in arc best
Co-opemtisn of later-floes away with
the '.'.CUi of a big purse to develop prospects into mines in many cases.
Where it has boon tried in this camp
it lias proved a success. Keep the
idea jming nn yG property owners.
The principle is right too.
School facilities, no wood nor water
to liny, no taxes, no bank, no sheriff,
no lawyers, no mosquitos, no rent (lots
of logs and lnmbor) and plenty of
fertile lantl at reasonable figures.
Theso are some of tho attractions
obtaining round, In and about Ferguson.
Tlie Lardeau can provide homes for
thousands of white men. Chinese,
Japanese, Dagos:, etc., havo been
barred up to this date, and will bo.
No other camp in 15. U. offers such
inducements. Highest wage scale
(except government work) in the
What a pity British Columbia Chinamen aro afraid to admit that they aro
"Boxers." If Britain would only say
so, the struggling white laborors of
this province will exterminate them
loss cruelly than the Chinese did
Britishers at Pekln. They would just
simply shoot and bury them on shortest
notice, the wives of would-be
arlatroorata to tho contrary cutting no
liquid air.
At the lust hour of the session and
possibly of the parliament the Dominion government comes down with the
bare-faced proposal to donate three and
a half millions to railway promoters
and charter mongers In the Dominion���
a free gift for the most part to men
already wealthy. Just think of it,
workingman, in addition to taxation in
every other conceivable form, there iB
to be paid about a dollar a head for
every man, women and child in
Canada to help a band of crafty,
scheming exploiters to go into profitable business���a monopolistic business
for thoir own personal benefit. It is a
fitting climax to tho policy of a
subservient administration, and the,
most conclusive proof that the Grits
aro as a party as completely in tho
clutch of the corporations as their
predecessors.���Voice, Winnipeg.
After all! when tho Lardeau dooB
got a railway, the majority of the
pioneers will havo to tako a back seat.
Mon with capital will como in, squeeze
out all tho small concerns and force
tho less fortunate to either become
wage slaves or emigrate once more to
new regions, to again commence the
harangue for the advancement of
modern civilization. 'Twas over thus.
A fow of those hero will possibly make
a stake, and soon forgot the struggling
newspaper man. who, by constant
effort, induced tho vory capitalists into
tho country that put them on easy
street. Others will Bottle down and
worry out an existence; but tho more
progressive will seek now fields. God
only knows whore sonic of us poor
devils will go, when the horitugo of
the world is all ijivcn away to railway
corporations and a favored few. But
by tlmt time tho pooplo will rule, and
things may bo different.
Vvlien you want a Cool
Refreshing Drink
"Enterprise Beer."
All Lafdenu'a leading hotels bundle It.
Manufactured by the
Kutortiriso Brewing Co.,
Ituvclsioko, II. 0.
T.A, Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. it. c. p. ti s.   iQuL-en's University;]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B, C.
Harvey, McCarter # Pinkham
Solicitors for imperial Bank of Canaan.
Goo. 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvey
A. M. Pinkham.
White, Gwillim $ Scott,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A.H. Holdich, M.C.M.I.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Get Your Next Suit
Made to Order
And nindeliv ns. We gi,arantGQ (11. finish
and qtitiiity. The price will be vory little
moro than for ti hand-me-down. And tbe
money is kept in tbe emu p.   "Square" shop.
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
if you need anything in
Send to tlio
Leave Your Watch
Willi A. 0. Ouminlna, Ferguson, find he
will guarantee prompt and safe delivery
of your WATCH tome.   Repair depart-
mentlsitfohargo oi R. N.  Doyle, tin
expert in BjubUbIi, Swiss nnd Amorioan
watoh requiring.   All wurk guaranteed.
A linn line of Diamonds, Watches,
clucks, silvenviire; Gold  and  Silver
Electro Plating ami Engraving.
J. Guy Barber,
C. P. 11. Watoh Inspector,
RevelBtoko, B. C.
Imperial Bank
���^BBBBn-^of Canada.
CAPITAL PAID UP . . ��2,-IS��,liM.OO.
REST      ��1,7110,000.011. ,;
General Banking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on <l,-|insiis in BaviOgs
Dopar'tment at current rales.
A. R, |I7h!5AKN,
Stationery is in our line
Anil wo have just rocolVOd a line stock
of Letter  Pail..   I'lilrouize
"The Eagle."
and Freighting
Business For Sale
by tlie
Kootenay Cigar MTg Co,
f��-Bce that the BLUE   LABEL Is on
cacli box.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
gjay-.ui kiwis of Photographic work done.
.Milling properties �� specially. Local views for
sale.   Call at Office lo sec samples.
The    largost   and    most
completo stock in North
Kootonay.    Wo can out- ~
fit your home or hotel as )
complete   and   cheap as <|
eastern    or   coast   firms. )
Prompt attention to mail
orders;  shipments  mado?
on shortest notice.    Ask
for quotations.
R. Howson & Co
Ferguson Shaving
Wm. Snell,
All branches of tlie tonsoriul art executed with
ambidexterious dexterity.
Three stages and ten head of
horses, with mail contract in
Fifteen head of saddle horses
with saddles.
Twenty head of freight horses
with five freight wagons;
ore sleighs and nil necessary
rigging, extra stables at
Thomson's Landing, Trout
Lake City and Ferguson.
Wholesale Markets.
Will Nullnny pnrl ofthoabOVfl tn
Fot.pRrtlouIftrsi write
Craig & Hillman,
Rossland, Nelson, Sandon, Grand
Forks, Revolstoke, Greenwood
and Vancouver.
Retail Markets	
Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,
Kaslo. Sandon, Now Denver,
Sllverton, Cascade City, Grand
Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix
Midway, Camp MoKinney, Revelstoko, Vancouver, Ferguson.
Manager Ferguson Branch.
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...     ��� /.*vAl!a.-;i��.��_/i^J1tJ      I.
I Investment
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3 you would try to get' |p^$fa
| tliebestwouldn'tyou? 'j-o'..-':J/-i
| Whyshouldn'tyou  j;,. p^k^.g
s tlotnesanicv/itliycrar [. _j; v^SiM^
1 clothes.                                                                     ������?
| Get tho best, and you'will fed .the best and look  fj
| the best.                                                                        sjj
1 Wc know the clothing business thoroughly, and  V]
| we knew that there is nothing to equal                        ji
I jjftjggy ggg��i Igjjggg j M>thing. 11
S It pleases cur patrons and it brings us the most  [)
i customers.                                                                 li-
I Not made to order but to fit���and a guarantee wilh  rf
I every garni ut;                                                             I:
We vrou it! be glad to show yon the spring novelties.   : I
For Sale by
Lardeau's Leading Miners' Outfitters.
Post Office Store
Ferguson, B. C.
T j Miners' Supplies
Wo have juBt placed in our ware room a large stock of choice
froBh Groceries. Also a big addition to our well assorted stock
of Boots and Shoes, 'Clothing, Crockery, Miners' Supplies, Etc.
Special quotations to cash purchasers. Goods carefully paeked
for pack horse outfits.    Closo cash prices.
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
More Than Freight Saved By Buying Miners' Supplies From Ds.
C. B. Hume & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
@,@   General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
TroutaLakeaCity.  ReVGlStOlZQ.
**�����** ��*����������
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited.
Mtiiiiii'ni'i ii. . rs of Lngcr Beer, Porter und ail kinds of aerated waters.
J    Satisfacti     guaranteed. T}   *T��   TTT    paofe.
*    All order,   .y mall or -lw.   X.    VV .   X CclIOC,
J    otherwise ,.,'omptly attended to. manager.
Wholesale and Retail dealers in Farm Produce,
Hay and Feed, Cured Meats, Fish, etc.
Write for quotations in any quantity.    Prompt shipment!.
Revelstoke, B.C.
Is tlie	
Mt %im% #$��$ ijHJH|H|H|l 4B|K$Hfc jJhJK^


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