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VOL. II. NO. tf.p
FERGUSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, JANUARY 25. 1901.
$2.00 A YEAR.
mmm��THB new Klondike
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Lardoau  Has   Silver-Lead  Mines
Developing Into Oold Mines.
A PUBLIC MEETING
Nearly A Hundred Citizens Discuss
the Requirements of the Camp.
With Extensive Development.���No
Camp on Earth With Suoh
Numerous, Eloh and Peculiar Resources as Are
Found in the Lardeau.
It is now a recognized fact that the
mining properties In this district,
developed to any extent, have demonstrated beyond a doubt that the gold
values ave Increasing with depth, and
we need not be surprised if bofore
many years?the gold valuos . will be
the most important factor. While
the following from the Western Mining World may be a reflection upon
the methods pursued by certain mining
companies in that locality, the Eagle
contends that the changes encountered
In the Lardeau do not exist In the
minds of tbe mining promoters only,
but some of the properties hers
actually do produce increased values
in copper and gold as dopth is acquired.
So that after all, this great standard
authority to the contrary notwithstand-
ingt. wo find In tbe Lardeau the
changes mentioned in the following
extract, in reality. Thore is probably
no othor camp on earth so peculiar in
many respects as this one. Nearly
every form and kind of mineral exists
here; wonderful changes take place
with depth, and strange to say in
every instance, for tbe better. The
resources of tbe Lardeau are simply
unknown, and not until hundreds o'
people bave thoroughly prospected
will tho real commencement bo
made. Tho railway will be but a
starter, and we will not live to see tbo
ond, for thero is enough in sight now
to keep the present generation busy.
Any who amagines that nature cannot
produce first a silver-lead mine and
then a gold and coppor mine, in one,
just drop Into the Lardoau and be convinced to tlio contrary. Here's what
the World says:
"Thero is within GO miles of Butte,
Montana, a mining district that, in the
old days when silver sold for a dollar
an ounce and upwards, contained many
mines that produced great quantities
of silver-lead ores and as a producer of
such ores a certain mine obtained
quite a reputation. Tlie day came
when silver dropped to 50 cents an
ounce and lead also depreciated in
value and, most opportunely, the shaft
in this mino oncounterod a body of
gold bearing ore and tbo amended
prospectus Issued by tho oliictrs of the
company informed the stockholders
and general public that the company
possessed a gold mino. Gold mines
wero in grert favor. The sinking of
tho main shaft was continued and tho
gold recovered sometimes kept up the
operating expenses and often failed to
do so. Meanwhile copper rose in
. value; the Butto district became
famous and copper stocks became
prime favorites. Sinking the shaft
continued, tbe hidden story of the
the earth's crust was further revealed,
and just in the nick of timo, the copper zone was reached and now, to the
delectation of tbe stockholders, they
were Informed that the company had
developed a copper mine ot untold
value.
Prom a silver-lead to a gold mine,
from a gold mine to a copper mine, all
in one shaft is not a "far cry," for
nature Is wonderful In her capacity for
change. Evolution Is her pet law and
why should this law not be as effective
in tho mlueral world as In the creation
of a monkey from a mouse. The only
curious feature involved In the proposition is that the evolution of this mine
kept pace with tho changing fashion
controlling investment in mining
stocks. Wondrous ��� are tho works of
nature, in fact only equalled by the
fecund imagination of some promoter
ol dining companies."
Sales, Bonds, Leases
and Ore Shipments
A General Review of
Camp    Happenings
The mining outlook in this camp, for
this season of the year, is certainly
very bright and promising. The
Triune ore, all that will be shipped
this winter, has reached the smelter.
The Silvor Cup shipment of 200 tons is
nearly all at tho Landing, and the
Nettie L. oro is piling up fast at deep-
water landing. The lessees of the Free
Qoinuge and I. X. L. report encouraging progress, three new sales have
been mado during the past week,
soveral bonds and options have been
made, and dozens of mining transactions are oo the tapis. Every mail is
of vital importance, bringing news
as it does of the progress being made
on tho outside in disposing of stock
with which to provide capital to
continue development the coming
season. No lesB than a dozen mining
men are uow in Scotland, England and
the United States with some Lardoau
mining proposition to placo bofore
investors. Tho fact that the railway
will reach lioro this year is having a
stimulating effect and tho Lardeau
promises to receive more than ordinary attention this season. No other
camp on oartb deserves it more.
LOTS  OF  ORE IN TWO WEEKS.
Spokane and Victoria parties and a
strong company will bo immediately
organized in Now York to begin operations and push development as soon as
the snow will permit in the spring.
The, Wagner group which wo visited
late last fall, consists of four claims,
situated at the head of Hall ereok on
the Duncan rivor slope in tho Lardeau country, and was staked by .1. C.
Wugnor and John Kennedy in the
summer of 1S92. Tho property originally consisted of six claims, two claims
of which were sold in 1897 to a syndicate of which Messrs. Bain and Johnson of Rossland, were members. There
is a fine showing on tho property, on
one claim there being nearly livo feet
of galena. The ledge can be traced
through four claims of tlie Wagner
group. The ore averages 100 ounces
of silver to the ton and assays have
been obtained running as high as 400
ounces in silver. Besides this the oit-
runs about 70 per cent wi lead. It line
always been regarded as one of the
great properties of the Duncan-Lar-
deau country.
Cutler T. Porter, it will be remembered, speut a part of last summer.
with a party of surveyors, surveying
this and other groups, which are being
crown-granted. Mr. Porter is now in
Spokane but oxpects to be in here
early in the spring.
The Dead Work is Completed and
Stoplng Commenced.
Scarcely a week passes over without
visitors from this or that place going
up to see the Nettie. L. mine. A few
days ago a party consisting of Mrs. A
Craig, Miss Lillio Valentine, Ed. Hillman, "Chumraie" Johnson and "Dad"
Black, were up the hill. Tho ladies
wero respectively laced in tbe rawhides
and taken up us merchandise, a novel
nnd pleasant means of hill climbing.
After going through the mine, every
portion of it, the party did uraple justice to a sumptuous repast served by
Chef Austin. They came down thc
same evening and loft by oro teams for
their  homes.
Mr. Black is most enthusiastic
ovor the progress being made witb
Lardeau's banner mino. He says that
there is more oro in sight now than
:10 iv. ,i will tako out in six months.
Foreman Crilly has discontinued sink
ing-. and they are now busy drifting at
three different levelb. There will be
more or less delay In tuking out ore for
somo two weeks, but aftor that thoy
can take out six or eight tons a day
without any difficulty. Evon now
from 75 to 105 sacks u day are being
sacked in the workings, whilo thc
three ore-sorters, Messrs. Forln,
Sehetchley and Pettiplece ure kept
busy in the ore house. The slack-up
is a good thing for men in Ferguson
wanting lumber, as the teams will bo
taxed to their utmost after another
two weeks. The Nettie L. mine,
besides helping itself, is demonstrating to the investing world what one of
Lardeau's grass-root shippers can do,
even under the most discouraging
transportation facilities. And it also
helps the pay roll contre to an appreciable extent.
QUEEN  VICTORIA
IS DEAD
She Was a True and
Noble Woman
The British Empire
Mourns
Arrowhead, Jan. 22-
by Telephone Special-
Queen Victoria died last
night al 6:55.
struck stern first and was turned clean
over, breaking iu two like a match.
There was thirty-seven drowned and
one saved, more dead than alive. We
thought ourselves lucky to get oil with
our skins. Wc soon headed for Liverpool, where we arrived in safety and it
felt good to be on terra firma once
more. I started home the next morning and took tho old folks by surprise.
They were glad to scenic. Everything
seems turned upside down. I forget
nearly everyone now. My brothers
and sisters did not know me. Tilings
seem very dull hore. All tlie young
fellows are out in Soutli Africa. Remember me to tho boys."
WILL   TAKE   UP  THEIR   BOND.
The Towser People Will Pay Over
the 837,000 and Secure the
Property.
Supt.   W.   Innes was down from the
to receive bis mail a few days
Man a-
there-
Towser
ago.   Word was received from
iter  J.   M.    Skeaff and judging
A BIO BOND ON THE WAGNER.
A  New York Company to Push
Development Work.'
H. N. Boss returned a few (fays ago
from the Lardeau country td Rossland.
He has bonded a quarter Interest in
tho Wagner group to Frank Watson,
representing New York capital. Tho
bond Is on a basis of $100,000 fur tho
whole property. Frank Watson litis
secured the other three-quarters from
NOT THE SAME OLD HOME.
Phil. Shepherd's Interesting Letter
From the Old Country.
Phil. Shepherd, Il well-known and
popular minor, who is now on a visit to
his home in West Hannoy, Wantage,
Berks, England, after many years,
writes among other things: "I got
homo safe and sound, after a very hard
trip. I went to Portland, Maine, to
catch the boat that left on the 18th
but did not sail till the 10th. We only
had one line day all the way over
which took us ten and a half days.
The weather was very rough all the
way. When wo wero off Hollihcad,
Ireland, we got into a pretty still gale
which washed away thirteen of our
boats and killed ono of our sailors. The
captain turned hor bead to tlie wind
none too soon, forthe shore was getting
very closo. Well wo laid thero for
eighteen hours, till daylight, thon wc
saw a sight enough to make one's hair
turn on ond. Tbere was a vessel at
anchor about a mile off; the sous were
washing her decks clear, and al! at
once she broke from hor anchors and
uway sho wuut lor tbo rocks.
from it is not his intention to visit this
camp until his. duties in Chioago
release liim long enough to mako tlie
trip. Work is tu bo continued, however, under much tbe same conditions
as now.exist, and Mr. Innes has an
Impression that it is the intention
of tho Towser Mining Syndicate to
tako up their bond and secure tlie
property whether it is proved this
winter or not. This incurs that within
one year Messrs. David Ferguson of
this place, and his old partner John
Knowles, now of Olalla, B. t'.. will
receive *:!7,000, Ihe balance of tin;
$-1(1,000 bond. That tho company are
satisfied the Towser is nil right is
evidenced. As soon as tlie manager
is liberated it. is his intention to prosecute a steady course of development
and if possible turn lhe property into
a shipper In time lor the railway outlet. This is refreshing news for the
cuinii in j oneral, as no better company
is operating in tlie Lardeau than these
people
VISIT TO THE SILVER CUP HILL1
  **) Rossland :
The Working Propel tics All Show-! bhnlo.  W,
ing Up Exceedingly Well.
Robert .1. McCutcheoti made a trip
up to thc Towser, Silver Cup and Free
Ci.iunge on .Monthly last, returning on
Tuesday.
I le reports work being steadily pushed ahead on tho Towboi-by Supt. W.
limes, with satisfactory result.-..
In the Free Coinage, upon whicli A.
.1. Gordon and partner have a louse,}
tho indications were never brighter,
They have some ore coining in and j
overy shot strengthens their belief
that a good me body will soon be
struck.
Tho Cup, of course, i* practically
closed down, ami the inner workings
remain as much a mystery as over.
Only two men aro working. They
claim to he wailing for tlio railway
before milking any more shipments
or entorlng upon a more extonsSve
system of development.
The Items For Which Appropriations Have Been Asked Are
of Vital Importance to the
Community.���Mr. Taylor
Has His Hands Full.
As announced by hand bills a few
days ago a publio meeting was held in
Ferguson's hotel on Wednesday evening last for the purpose of Requiring
from residents interested here the most
urgent necessities of the district rpu nd
and tributary to Ferguson in the 'mat,
ter of roads, trails, bridges, ele. Till
meeting was a most successful ono,
there being nearly a hundred people
present. R. P. Pettipieee was voted
to the chair and after explaining tbe
purpose of the meeting, the audience
resolved itBelf Into a committee of the
whole, and spont nearly three hours in
discussing the most needed appropriations. This being done, a commlttci
was selected by tho meeting to drafl
the list and either mail to our
representative, Mr. Taylor, or wait
upon him in person if the opportunity
presents itself. An informal dieting
of the committee will be held probably
to-morrow (Saturday) evening in
Assayer Shannon's office.
Any items which may have been
overlooked at the general meeting may
bo referred to tho secretary, S. Shannon or the chairman, R. P. Petiipiecc.
It 1b a pleasure to note that the citizens of this town and district are ;:
unit when it comos to a movement in
tlie best genoral interests of the com
munity, and no hotter evidence of their
future intentions could bo acquired
than the meeting held last Wednesday
evening.
A BUSY WEEK AT THE SPKINGS
THE   MABEL   GROUP
BONDED.
\
A Strong Company Haa Secured a
Working Bond.
A Large  Gathering Participate in
the Annual Assembly
The following visitors from tlio Lardeau and neighborhood registered ar
guests at tho Halcyon Hot Springs
during tlio dance week : Mr. and Mrs.
J. .1. Foley, Mr. and Mrs. Bennisor,
Miss I. C. McDonald, Miss C. Johnson,
Miss McNaughton, Miss Finder. T.
Kellet, il. C. Pettman, 11. W. Heffnei,
D. Strachan, Chief Young, Captain N.
P. Roman, Arrowhoad ; Miss P. Thomson, Thomson's Landing; i. 11. Graham, Arrowhead: W. R. Thomson, s.s.
.lames Purdic, James Pit
H. "lageo. A. Melville.
1 Arrowhead ; Chief Fyfe, 1. 11. Taylor.
s. s. Rossland ; R. A. Forbes, Slab Pile
j Alley. All of them took part in the
] dance, which was one of tho most enjoyable functions of this season's
festivities, Upwards of eighty oouples
w, re present, visitors coining from
Nakusp, Sandon, Nelson and Rossland.
V.'. A. Qalllgbor, M. P., was present
I and opened the dance. Visitors in-
eluded tlio Hon. F. Hume and Mrs.
lliiuie. Nelson; Dr. II.G. Brett,Banff;
Walter Soott, .1. P., Mrs. Soott, Nakusp. Supper was serve 1 shortly aftor
midnight, und dancing wnB again
resumed until about 4 n.m., wben the
steamer Archer, which lind mado a
spoeial trip from Arrowhead, weut
back witli her contingent. Music was
supplied by Messrs. McDougald and
Richmond of Burton City. The dancing bull was tastefully decorated witli
bunting, lings and appropriate mottos.
The dance was so successful that the
mnniigcmont contemplate giving another in tho end of March.
C. A. Irwin, one of the owners of thi
Mabel group on Silver I 'up liHl/who i
now in Kossland, wrltba that iv.1 ant
his two partners have given a working
bond on tho Mabel group. The consideration is not mentioned, hut a
vigorous course of development, is to bo
pursued as soon as the property can
be reached.   The owners diil cunsider-
Iablo work up  there  last  season, and
this boud is tlio result of thoir efforts.
COMMUNICATION   RESTORED
The Ice Broken Yesterday on  tht
Arm.
Tbe "ice on the arm has been broken
by the boats and communication iinnlh
re-opened yesterday. All tho until,
(tho first papers in three weeks), lefl
the Landing yesterday at noon und'tin
ii.nil will roach hero sometime thi
morning. G. P. Hitter, PetorForgusOn
anda Mr. Williams are stage paaseii
gors lor Ferguson. mm
ONTHEWIN0ITEMS
Daylight at 7 a.ni., dark at 5 p.m.
About thirty mon I're now on tho
Nettio I,, nay roll.
Ferguson is soon to bave a banking
institution.   It was time.
"!s there any snow iu tho Lardeau?"
ol. \(r.-. i i iw wee tlakeB.
The snow i' deeper in enmptaow
than  at. any period during last winter.
Ao initial on' shipment or two is
being made from somo of the properties In aontral East Kootenay.
The Great Western Mines, Limited
(Nettio I..1 will huihl their B. C. bond
office in Ferguson noxt spring.
Fiery foot of lumber cut at any point
in this district is being delivered in
Ferguson only. A straw shows whioh
way tlio wind blows.
Thore is somo liklibood of Ferguson's saw mill being resurrected from
tho snow, to eommeneo cutting lumber
lor tho local demand.
\
Several men arc engaged io falling
timber nnd sawing wood, on tho town-
Bite, these days. Thero seems to be
money in it at $3 a cord.
H. G. Parson, wholesale liquor merchant, Revelstoke, is reaching after
Lardeau's trade, as will bo 6een by his
advt. elsewhere in this issue.
"D. L. Clink of Trout Lake, has
orders from Ferguson builders for over
80,000 feet of lumber. The whole
demand is from the pay roll centre.
Manager W. B. Pool is expected in
town any day now Tho EAGLE hopes
to givo the smelter returns of tho Nottie L. oro already shipped in its next
issue.
George La forme, an old Big Bend
packer, who is presently in Ferguson,
will bring his pack train to tho pay
roll centre just as soon aB thc time
arrives for his business.
.Tames Ferguson, who has been chef
at tho Hotel Ferguson for the past
tbreo years, Is now in Purple Valley,
Ont.. whore' he will spend the
reraniii'I"!' of the winter.
If you have live minutes to spare read
"The Waste of Competition'* article
on pn re I vo or this issue. It is rather
lonc-witided lint there is food for considerable thought in tbe ideas prope-. ��� del.
Work Is to lie resumed on tbo Sunset group, up t.ho portb fork, the first
of host month. This property is
owned by the Golden Link Mining
Company, und is showing up most
favorably.
The first load of lumber from Trout
Lake for Ferguson buildings arrived
here on Tuesday, for Andrew Cum-
rpings, of tho Balmoral hotel. Several
teams will bo hauling steadily for the
next two weeks.
J. B. Manross, Rossland, in a letter
to tho Eaole, concludes; "I think
Forguson is tbe coming town of the
Kootenays, and I am going to build on
one 'f toy lots there as soon the coming si nson opens up."
The merchants of Ferguson are
buying exceedingly heavy stocks in
nn'i"i 'ot.ion ofthe busy opening of this
seftson. Tt is more than probable that
o'.o on two of tliem will increase the
esc icUy of their stores.
The local committee in charge of
the St. Valentino's day ball, February
Htb, havo decided to eliminate the
"calico" feature, so that no special
dress-making will be required. Come
just, i s you are and come prepared to
have a jolly good time. It will be the
fantastic event ofthe season.
As will bi: observed from tt notice iu
th"e advertising columns, Henry Floyd
l��now sole agent for the Forguson
towns-ite. W, N. Brayton's agreement
hiving expired on Jan. 1st. A local
n .-.nl hns been arranged for. Mr.
Floyd ('ill rnmaln In Revelstoke for
the time boing. See advt. in another
coin i no.
Whon the mail arrives or tho eltl-
<��i'. if this embryo pinch themselves
to dot. ii'iulne whether they are alive or
not a, meeting will beheld to make out
a lisi "f the requirements of this dis-
i:; '.'��� lo r.ld Mr. Taylor, M. L. A., in
s'coitijlug appropriations from the pro-
���or;-1 "livernment for roads, trails,
bridges, etc., at the session next
month.!
Tr'n Xaole has now enroute from
Toronto "no of the biggest stocks of
job Sri itlng stationery ever brought
int' !'���'fl' Kootenay at one shipment.
'Ho ' iwlng demand for the kind of
prin-.'' -'��� do���neat, clean and attrac- j
ii,-,. - i< tbo reason therefor. The|
l* ���������-, ��� n 'ho best equipped job office \
I-. ,\'i '. i lOin'oodyi und no "blacksmith''' :,ie employed. Let the EAGLE
print your printing.
MONOPOLISTIC liomiuxu lv
Let us corner ui> tho sunbeams.
Lying nit iiiMuuit our path)
(let ti Irunt nn wheat nuu roses,
(live Hie ii.ioi' the [horns and abaft.
Let us lind our olili'fest pleasure
Hoarding bounties ol the day,
So tiie iioor will have suaut measure,
And two prices have to pay.
Yes we'll reservoir the rivers,
And we'll levy on tho lakes,
And we'll lay u trifling poll tax
on L'Ht'h pool man that partakes;
We'll brand his number on him,
That he'll carry through his life,
We'll apprentice all his children,
Oct a mortgage on his wife.
We will venture e'en the wind god,
And couliiie him ln aeave,
Then through our patent process,
Wc the atmosphere will lave;
Thus we'll squeeze our little brother
When he tries Ills lungs to till,
Put a meter on his windpipe,
And present our little bill.
Wo will syndicate the star light
And monopolize the moon,
Claim royalty on rest days,
^proprietary noon.
For right ol way through ocean's spray,
Wo'll charge just what It's worth,
We'll drive our stakes around thc lakes,
In fact, we'll own the earth.
Keep your eyes fixed on tbe Lardeau.
* If you want ALL the mining news
of the Lardeau you must become a
paid-up reader of the Eagle.
For Sale.���A first class second
hand, No. 0 cooking stove, with reservoir. $20. Apply at the Eagle
office.
The typographical unlonB of Montana are urging the legislature of the
state to establish a state printing
plant.
Wm. Cowan will shortly commence
fixing up the telephone system between
here and Arrowhead, also extending it
to Revelstoke.
* When you reach Trout Lake City
register at the Queen's Hotel, Abrahamson Bros., proprietors. Good
accomodation ; best service; choice
wines, liquors and eigars; fire proof
safe; rates reasonable.
There are now affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor eighty-
tivo national and international unlonB,
comprising 9,404 subordinate bodies
with a membership of 804,050. In
addition to these, 1,001 independent
unions, having a membership of 70,-
150, hold charters from tbe organization, making a total of 10.045 unions,
with a membership of 883,200, connected with the federation.
This Space Reserved
for Revelstoke Cigar
Factory.
A Reliable
Timepiece
Is a Jewel.
If your watch is out of order, needs
cleaning or regulating bring it to me
at Once and I'll guarantee its repair.
My shop is in the Eaole lildg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
NOTICE TO OO-OWNBRS
To   LILLIAN   HOAR,  J. W. M. HOAR,   H. a.
WILSON and O. to. HOARi
Take; notice that wo thc undersigned Co-owners with you ol the Jumbo, Florence, Union
Jack, "miiiditiii Hoy, Independtint and I'urrs*
hurt) mineral claims, slinntod on thc smith
fork of the Lardemi ereek in tiie Trout Luke
Mining Division of Went Kcotenay In the
i'rovlnee of British Columbia, have performed
and renorded the assessment work und mnde
the exjtenditure required to lie done mid
r-'i-nrdcd <m the above mentioned claims for
the year 1899 an well tu Hie ycais vm, 1897 and
1KM under section 24 of tlie Mineral Aot and
tlio years for which such work was performed
and expenditure made having expired we do
hereby give you notice pursuant tu Seetion 4of
tho Mineral Act Amendment Aet 1900, to contribute your proportion of auoh expenditure
forthe years hereinbefore mentioned within
90 days of tlio first publication hereof.
Dated at Trout Lake this 20th day of September A. D. 1900.
II. M. CARTER,
J. C. KIRKPATRICK*
31-15 L. THOMPSON,   Co-Owners.
NOTICE TO CO-OWNER.
To C. 0. BENNETT :
Take notice that I tiie undersigned Co-ownor
with you ofthe "Brer Fox" mineral claim situated on tlio northwest side of Haskins crook
and about three miles from its mouth and being a south-easterly oxtension of tne Faynl
mineral claim in the Trout Lako Mining Division, of west Kootenay, in the provinco of
British Columbia, have performed and recorded the assessment work and made the ex
pendlture required to be done and recorded on
tlio above mentioned claim for tlie year 1899
under section"21 of the Mineral aet and the
year for which such work was performed and
expenditure made having expired I do hereby
givo you notice pursuant to section 4 of the
Mineral Act Amendment Act 1900, to contribute your proportion of such expenditure for
lhe ydtir hereinbefore mentioned within 90
days ofthe first publication hereof.
Dated at Trout Lake this 8th day of November. A. D, 1000.
37-40 PSTEB McVElGH, Co-owner, |
T%A. Wilson, M.B., CM.
L. K. C. P. A S.   IQuccn's University.]
, Provincial Coroner, Etc.
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON,
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
BAKKISTER, NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.,
TROUT LAKE CITY B. C, AND
Ferguson, B, C,
Harvey, McCarter tf Pinkham
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS. ETC.
OFFICES ;    REVELSTOKE AND GOLDEN.
Solicitors lor Imperial Bank ol Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
J.M.Scott, B.A..L.L.B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, ETC.
OFFICES:   McKENZIE AVENUE,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A. H. Holdich, M.C.M.I.,
ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
Revelstoke, B. C
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Service, in school house every
Sunday at 3 p.m   ->unday school at'2 p.m.
Trout Lake Cit'-, Services ln Forrester's
lmll every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
school at 2:30p.m.
REV. 8. J. GREEN. Pastor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Chemist.
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VOL. II. NO. tf. f>
FERGUSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, JANUARY 25, 1901.
$2.00A YEAR.
IT IS NOT A MYTH
Lardeau  Has   Silver-Lead Mines
Developing Into Gold Mines.
"THE NEW KLONDIKE
99
With Extensive Development.���No
Gamp on Earth With Suoh
Numerous, Hioh and Peculiar Resources as Are
Found in the Lardeau.
It is now a recognized fact tbat the
mining properties in this district,
developed to any extent, have demonstrated beyond a doubt that the gold
values are increasing with depth, and
wc need not be surprised if bofore
many yearsTtbo gold valuos . will bo
the most '��� important factor. While
tho following from the Western Mining World may be a reflection upon
the methods purjued by certain mining
companies in that locality, the Eaole
contends that the changes encountered
in the Lardeau do not exist in the
minds of the mining promoters only
but some of the properties here
actually do produce increased values
in copper and gold as dopth is acquired.
So that after all, this groat standard
authority to the contrary notwithstand
ingt. wo find in the Lardeau the
changes mentioned in the following
extract, in reality. Thore is probably
no othor camp on earth so peculiar in
many respects as this one. Nearly
every form and kind of mineral exists
here; wonderful changes take place
with depth, and strange to say in
every instance, for the better. The
resources of the Lardeau are simply
unknown, and not until hundreds o'
people have thoroughly prospected
will the real commencement bo
made. The railway will be but a
starter, and we will not live to see the
end, for there is enough in sight now
to keep tbe present generation busy.
Any who amngines that nature cannot
produce  first a
Sales, Bonds, Leases
and Ore Shipments
A General Review of
Camp   Happenings
Nearly A Hundred Citizens Discuss
the Requirements of the Camp.
The mining outlook in this eamp, for
this season of the year, is certainly
very bright and promising. The
Triune ore, all that will be shipped
this winter, has reached the smelter.
The Silvor Cup shipment of 200 tons is
nearly all at the Landing, and the
Nettio L. oro is piling up fast at deep-
water landing. The lessees of the Free
Qoinage and I. X. L. report encouraging progress, three now sales havo
been mado during the past week,
soveral bonds and options have been
made, and dozens of mining transactions are on the tapis. Every mail is
of vital importance, bringing news
as it does of the progress being made
on the outsido in disposing of stock
with which to provido capital to
continue development the coming
season. No less than a dozen mining
men are now in Scotland, England and
the United States with some Lardeau
mining proposition to placo before
investors. The fact that the railway
will reach here this year is having u
stimulating effect and the Lardeau
promises to receive more than ordinary attention this season. No other
camp on oarth deserves it more.
Spokane and Victoria parties and a
strong company will bo immediately
organized in New York to begin operations and push development as soon as
the snow will permit in the spring.
The, Wagner group whioh wo visited
late last fall, consists of four claims,
situated at the head of Hall creek on
the Duncan river slope in tho Lardeau country, and was staked by J. C.
Wugnor and John Ketinedy in the
summer of 1S92. Tho property originally consisted of six claims, two claims
of which were sold in 1897 to a syndicate of which Messrs. Bain and Johnson of Rossland, were members. There
is a fine showing on the property, on
one claim there being nearly five feet
of galena. The ledge nan bo traced
through four claims of tho Wagner
group. The ore averages 100 ounces
of silver to the ton and assays have
been obtained running as high as 400
ounces in silver. Besides this tiie orr
runs about TO per cent sn lead, It litis
always been regarded as one of tlie
great properties of the Dttncau-Lar-
doau country.
Cutler T. Porter, it will be remembered, spent a part of last summer,
with a party of surveyors, surveying
this and other groups, which are being
crown-granted. Mr. Porter is now in
Spokane but expects to be in here
early in the spring.
LOTS OF  ORE IN TWO WEEKS.
struck stern first and was turned clean
ovor, breaking in two like a match.
There was thirty-seven drowned and
one saved, more dead than alive. We
thought ourselves lucky to get off with
our skins. We soon headed for Liverpool, where we arrived in safety and it
felt good to bo on terra firma once
more. I started home the next morn-
1 and took the old folks by surprise.
They were glad tu see mo. Everything
seems turned upside down. I forget
nearly everyone now. My brothers
and sisters did not know me. Things
seem very dull here. All the youn;
fellows arc out in South Africa. Remember me to the boys."
liver-lead mine and
then a gold and copper mine, in one,
just drop Into tho Lardoau and be convinced to tho contrary. Here's what
tho World says:
"Thero is within (SO miles of Butte,
Montana, a mining district that, in the
old days when silver sold for a dollar
an ounce and upwards, contained many
mines that produced great quantities
of silver-lead ores and as a producer of
such ores a   certain  mine obtained
quite a reputation.     The day came
when    silver dropped   to 50 cents an
ounco and   lead also  depreciated   in
value and, most opportunely, the shaft
in tills  mino encountered a  body of
gold   hearing  oro  and  tho amended
prospectus Issued hy tho officers of the
company   Informed    tho stockholders
and  general public that the company
possessed a  gold  mine.     Gold mines
wero  In   greet favor.   Tho sinking of
tho main shaft was continued and the
gold recovorcd somotiuies kept up the
operating expenses and ofton failed to
do so.      Meanwhile copper  rose  in
. 'value; the    Butto district     became
famous    and   copper stocks  became
prime favorites.    Sinking the  shaft
continued,  the hidden story   of the
the earth's crust was further revealed,
and just in the nick of time, the coppor zone was reached and now,  to the
delectation of the  stockholders, they
were  Informed  that the company had
developed  a copper  mine  of  untold
value.
From a stiver-lead to a gold mine,
from a gold mine to a copper mine, all
In one shaft is not a "far cry," for
nature is wonderful In her capacity for
change. Evolution is her pet law and
why should this law not be as effective
in the mineral world as in tho creation
of a monkey from a mouse. The only
curious feature involved in the proportion is that the evolution of this mino
iept pace with tbo changing fashion
controlling investment in mining
stocks. Wondrous ��� are tho works of
nature, iu fact only equalled by the
fecund imagination of some promoter
ol Qinlng companies."
The Dead Work is Completed and
Stoping Commenced.
Scarcely a week passes over without
visitors from this or that place going
up to see the Nettie. L. mine. A few
days ago a party consisting of Mrs. A
Craig, Miss Liilio Valentine, Ed. Hillman, "C'hummie" Johnson and "Dad"
Black, were up the hill. The ladies
wero respectively laced in the rawhides
and taken up as merchandise, a novel
and pleasant means of hill climbing.
After going through the mine, every
portion of it, the party did ample justice to a sumptuous repast served by
Chef Austin. They came down tho
same evening and left by oro teams for
their homes.
Mr.   Black is    most   enthusiastic
ovor the  progress  being made,  with
Lardeau's banner mine.   He Says that
there  is moro oro in sight now than
110  i>...'i  will  take out In six months.
Foreman Crilly has discontinued sink
ing. and they are now busy drifting at
three  different levels.   There will be
more or less delay in taking out ore for
somo two weeks, but aftor that thoy
can  take out six  or eight tons a day
without any  difficulty.      Even now
from  75 to 105 sacks u day are being
sacked  in  the   workings,  while  the
three    ore-sorters,     Messrs.    Forln,
Sehetchley  and  Pettipieee are kept
busy in the  ore house.   The slack-up
is a good thing for  men  in Ferguson
wanting lumber, as the teams will be
taxed to their utmost after another
two    weeks.    The Nettie L. mine,
besides helping itself,  is demonstrating to the investing world what one of
Lardeau's grass-root shippers can do,
even  under tbe   most   discouraging
transportation facilities.    And it also
helps the pay roll centre to an appreciable extent.
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WffiwJnS'fsn fct-.',VA*'^yAw:'tv'
QUEEN  VICTORIA
IS DEAD
She Was a True and
Noble Woman
The British Empire
Mourns
Arrowhead, Jan, 22-
by Telephone Special���
Queen Victoria died last
night at 6:55.
I^Hi^p^^^ *w-^'
WILL   TAKE   UP THEIR  BOND.
The Towser People Will Pay Over
the 837,000 and Secure the
Property.
Supt. W. times was down from the
Towser to receive his mail a few days
ago. Word was received from Manager J. M. Skeaff and judging therefrom it is not his Intention to visit, this
camp until his, duties in Chicago
release him long enough to make the
trip. Work is to be continued, how
ever, under much the same conditions
as now exist, and Mr. Innes has
impression that it is the intention
of the Towser Mining Syndicate to
take up their bond and secure the
property whether it is proved this
winter or not. This menus that within
one year Messrs. David Ferguson of
this place, and bis old partner John
Knowles, now of Olalla, B. C, will
receive $37,000, tbe balance of the
$-10,000 bond. That tho company aro
satisfied the Towsor is nil right is
evidenced. As soon as the manager
is liberated it is his intention tu prosecute a steady course of development
and If possible turn the property into
a shipper in time for the railway outlet. This is refreshing news for the
camp in general, as no better company
is operating in the Lardeau than those
people.
NO FOOLISH REQUESTS MADE
The Items For Which Appropriations Have Been Asked Are
of -Vital Importance to the
Community.���Mr. Taylor
Has His Hands Full.
As announced by hand bills a few-
days ago a publio meeting was held in
Ferguson's hotel on Wednesday evening last for the purpose uf acquiring
from residents interested here the most
urgent necessities of the district round
and tributary to Ferguson in the 'mat,
ter of roads, trails, bridges, etc. The
meeting was a most successful one,
there being nearly a hundred people
present. R. P. Pettipieee was voted
to the chair and after explaining the
purpose of the meeting, the audience
resolved itself Into a committee of the
whole and spent nearly three hours in
discussing the most needed appropriations. This being done, a committee
was selected by the meeting to draft
the list and either mail to our
representative, Mr. '.t'ayhir. or wait
upon him in person if the opportunity
presents itself. An informal meting
of the committee will be lield probably
to-morrow (Saturday} evening in
Assayer Shannon's office.
Any items which may havo been
Overlooked at the general meeting may
be referred to tho secretary, S. Shannon or the chairman, R. P. Pettipieee.
It is a pleasure to note that the citizens of this town and district are ;:
unit when it comes to a movement in
the best general interests of the con:
munity, and no better evidence of their
future intentions could bo acquired
than tlie meeting held last Wednesday
evening.
A BUSY WEEK AT THE SPRINGS
nmf^m^ij^ji^
NOT THE SAME OLD HOME.
A BIO BOND ON THE WAGNER.
A  New York Company to Push
Development Work.1
H. N. Boss returned a few days ago
from the Lardeau country tor Rossland.
He has bonded a quarter Interest In
the Wagner group to Prank Watson,
representing Now York capital. The
bond is on a basis of $100,000 Tor the
whole property, Frank Watson hns
secured tort other three-quarters from
Phil. Shepherd's Interesting' Letter
From the Old Country.
Phil. Shepherd, a well-known and
popular minor, who is now on a visit to
his home in West Uanney, Wantage.
Berks, England, after many years,
writes among other things: "I got
home safe and sound, after a very hard
trip. J went to Portland, Maine, to
catch the boat that left on thel.Slh
but did not sail till the lflth. We only
had one fine day all the way over
which took us ten and a half days.
The weather "'was vory ruttgh all the
way. Whon wo were off Holllhead,
Ireland, we got into a pretty stiff gale
which washed away thirteen of our
boats and killed one of our sailors. Thc
captain turned her head to tlie wind
none too soon, for tho shoro was getting
very close. Well we laid thero for
eighteen hours, till daylight, thon we
saw a sight enough to make one's hair
turn on end. Tbere was a vessel at
anchor about a mile off; tho seas were
washing her decks clear, and al! at
once she broke from her anchors and
away sho wuut for the rocks.    Sho
VISIT TO THE SILVER CUP HILL    .
  **j Rossland
The Working Properties All Showing Up Exceedingly Well.
Robert .1. MoCiitoheon made a trip
up to tlie Towser, Silver Cup and Free
Coinnge.on Monday last, returning on
Tuesday'.
lie reports work belngsteadlly pushed ahead on tbe Towser by Supt. W.
runes, with satisfactory results.
In tho Free Coinage, upon which A.
.1. Cordon and partner have a lease,
the indications were never brighter.
They havo some ore coming in and
every shot strengthens their belief
that a good ore body will soon be
struck.
Tbo Cup, of course, is practically
closed down, and the inner workings
remain as much a mystery as ever.
Only two men are working. They
claim lo lie wailing fur tho railway
before making any more shipments
or entorlng upon a more extensive
system of development.
THE   MABEL   GROUP
BONDED.
  I
A Strong Company Has Secured.a
Working Bond.
O. A. Irwin, ono of the owners of tho
Mabel group OO Silver Cup hMl.Jwho is
now in Kossland, writes that he and
his two partners have given a working
bond on tho Mabel group. Tlio consideration is nut mentioned, but a
vigorous course of development is to bo
pursued as soon us the property can
be reached. Tlio owners did consider*
able work up thoro List season, and
this bund is thu result of their efforts.
A Large Gathering Participate in
the Annual Assembly
The following visitors from the Lardeau and neighborhood registered as
guests at tho Halcyon   Hot   Springs
during tho dance week:   Mr. and Mrs.
J. .1.  Foley,  Mr. nnd Mrs. Bennisor..
Miss I. C. McDonald, Miss C. Johnson,
Miss   McNaughton, Miss   Finder. T.
Kellet, B. C. Pettman, H. W. Heffner,
D. Strachan, Chief Young, Captain N.
P. Roman, Arrowhoad ; Miss P. Thomson, Thomson's Landing;   1. II. Graham, Arrowhead: W. R. Thomson, s.s.
James Purdie, Jniuos Pit
Iblado, W.   H.    Magec.   A.   Melville.
Arrowhead ; Chief Fyrc, I. II. Taylor.
s. s. Rossland ; R. A. Forbes, Slab Pile
I Alley.    All of them took part in the
I dance, which  was one of the most enjoyable  functions    of    this   season's
festivities.   Upwards of eighty couples
were  present)   visitors  euniing  from
Nakusp, Sandon, Nelson and Rossland.
\V.  A. Galllgher, M. I'.. was present
i and opened the dance.     Visitors in-
Ieluded   the  lion.  F. Hume and Mrs.
j Hume, Nelson : Pr. R. <;. Brett, Ranli':
i Walter Scott, ,). P., Mrs. Scott, Nakusp,   Supper was serve! shortly after
midnight.,   and    dancing  was    again
resumed until about 4 a.m.,   when the
steamer Archer, which   hud  mado  a
special  trip   from   Arrowhead,   went
back with her contingent.   Music was
supplied   by   Messrs. McDnugald afld
Richmond of Burton City.    The dancing hall was tastefully decorated with
bunting, lings and appropriate mbttos.
The dance was so successful that the
management contemplate  giving another in the end of March.
COMMUNICATION   RESTORED
The Ice Broken Yesterday on  tho
Arm.
The ice on the arm has been broken
by the boats and communication finall;.
re-opened yesterday, All the mail,
(tho first papers in three weeks), I"!:
the Landiiigyesterday at neon and'tin
mail will reach hero sometime this
morning. (,'. P. Bitter, PetorForgnsoii.'
atid a Mr: Williams are stage passengers for Ferguson. Lardeau Eagle.
uhlifhed every Friday morning ��t tbo otdbo
of publk-Hlion  Korgiison, B.C.,by
It. l��. PETTI PIKC K.
AdvertlBltig Rato*: Display ads.i It.30 per
(���iiiiimn inch par month. Legal ads. 13 cents
Mr (nonparlel) line foi Hrsl insertion; Boents
loreaali nrt'iitt*��nn 1 Insorlion. Uopdlbg notices
Ifi cents per lino ouch Issuo.   No ads. accepted
it' loss :linn full rnti"-.
Sulucrlptton Hates: By mail or oarriot. $2.00
P*��r nuiiuin ; (1.0(1 for *.ix months. To forofgn
addresses |3.60.  Stopped at expiration.
r<th Prlnttmr: The Eaglo Job department is
(roll oqnlppod, and Is prepared to execute all
kinds tii' printing at liouosi prices.
jflk^No ebeques acooptod.
iddross all coromimlcatlous to the
I.AKI'KAD  KAGI.K,
FKJUiUSON, B.C.
Canoe River, Big Betid, Cariboo,
nay
etc.
The Dominion government
proper source tor this undertaking;
but rather than mis-spend money as we
see at present on useless roads, etc.,
let us have railways. The rest will
soon follow.
NOTICE TO CO-OWNERS
la   iho   To   LILLIAN   HOAR, J. W. M. HOAR,
!''   1I1L WILSON and 0. D. HOAR:
R. S.
SCREAMLETS.
Pay tbe printer.
Beware of the knocker.
Wond your way to the pay roll centre.
FRIDAY, JANUARY
1001.
NOTICE.
A largo number oi tho EAGLE'S subscribers
arc paid up to Fobruary li. 1901. Due notice is
bereby given, and each and every paper will
ha stopped at expiration. This may cause
annoyauoe to readers who art; "good" for the
small amount off!*, but this is simply our way
"f doing business, so none need be offended, ns
all are used alike. To avoid missing a single
!<sBUOSondlnyour$2at once. We need it in
our business, and the EAOLK will endeavor to
give a better f2 worth this year than last.
FALSE ECONOMY
If the provincial government would
make good use of revenue derived
from ore and other taxes there would
be possibly no kick coming. If,
instead of wasting thousands of dollars
on such propositions as wo can observe
right in this riding, they deposited it
in the bank and borrowed enough mors
to build railways, etc., which would
properly open up new districts known
to be filled with natural resources,
then there would be some satisfaction
in paying taxes, for we could rest
assured that for every dollar we
invested, as it were, we would have an
asset for that dollar. Not so under the
present system. Bonus shipbuilders,
build up cosst industries, pull for the
coast, and let the mines and people of
tbe Kootenays pay for it. Let the
government open up the interior and
create its own revenue. Tbe people
are tired of paying taxes for the purpose of being donated to people who
manipulate the strings. Let the people retain their own heritage, build
their own railways, etc., and open up
thoir own country. It is high time thc
old foggies at Victoria were put
through their facings, and taught once
and for all that it is not taxation
but retention of our rightful heritage
that we want in this province.
If the people would go about the
affairs of tho province the same as any
body of business men���a trust���would
do,, inside of ten years it could create
enough revenue to evolutionize all
Canada. No other area In the Dominion has so many and valuable natural
resources as this, no country is so well
adapted for this particular policy of
government. The past governments
have already absolutely given away
enough to run the whole of tho
province had it been retained and
developed by the people.
One of these days thore will be an
awakening, and tho next provincial
, election will see the dawn of a new era,
in the matter of men who are equal to
the time in which we live, men who
can and will protect and develop our
natural heritage, Had the govern
ment pursued the more progressive
policy of building a railway years ago;
instead of spending enough to do so on
roads and trails In the Lardeau, just
dwell upon the difference it would
hare made. See East Kootenay, see
the Big bend and Canoe Rivor country,
see the Cariboo and other districts;
imagine if you can the wonderful
developments whioh would tako place
if lapped by a railway. Look at tho
amount of revenue which would be
created, besides the direct profit
derived from operating the railways.
Where there is a dozen people now
there would be thousands and thousands added to the population ofthe
province. Surely tt Is time the government would take time by the forelock
and make a start along these lines,
instead ofUddling off our good money
as at present. But the government
���Srould provide railways for such proved
districts as the Lardeau,  East Koote-
I.et the provincial government spend
money on trails, etc., throughout tho
district. If the district turns out all
right, the towns will take care of themselves.
The time has come when there is
no room left for knockers and baok-
cappors in this camp. The concerted
and harmonious action of our citizens
demonstrates this fact beyond
doubt.
Not ono singlo newspaper havo we
cast our Eagle eye over for three long
weeks now. Tho blockade on the Ann
fixes a publisher plenty, for what is
life without exchanges or registered
letters.
Take notice that we tho undersigned (Jo-owners with you of the Jumbo, Florence Onion,
.tuck, Canadian Soy, Independent and Parrsboro mineral clulma, situtued on the south
fork of the Lardoau ereek iu thc Trout Lake
Mining Division of West Kootonay in the
Province of British Columbia, have performed
and recorded the assessment work and made
the expenditure required to be done and
recorded on thc above mentioned claims for
tbe vear 1H'J9 as well as the yeaia 1898,18(17 and
ISDii under section 24 of the Mineral Act and
the years for which such work was performed
and expenditure made having expired we do
bereby give vou notice pursuant to Section 1 of
the Mineral Apt Amendment Act 1900, to contribute your proportion of such expenditure
for tbe years hereinbefore mentioned within
90 davs of tile lirst publication hereof.
hated at Trout Lake this '20tb day of September A. II. MOO.
H. M. CARTER,
J.C. KIRKPATRICK.
Sl-45 L. THOMPSON,   Co-Owners.
Herguson Townsite
NOTICE.
This town nnd camp is going to be
jiiBt exactly what we make it; and it
was shown in no uncertain tone last
Wednesday evening what the intentions of tho citizens here, in this
respect, were.
There are few places in this riding
where a wagon road is absolutely
needed. Once u camp like this one
reaches the wagon-road stage it is
time for a railway. Let the money be
spent on opening up new country and
facilitating accosa lo the mining
properties being most developed by
owners who mean business.
NOTICE TO CO-OWNER.
To C. C. BKNNKTT :
Take notice that I tlie undersigned Co-owner
with you of the "Tlrer Fox" mineral claim Bttuated on the northwest side of Haskins creek
and about three miles from its mouth and being n south-easterly extension of tne Faynl
mineral claim in the Trout Lake Mining Division, of west Kootonay, in the province of
British Columbia, have performed and recorded the assessment work aud made thc ux
pqndituro required to bo done and recorded on
the above mentioned elaim forthe year 18119
under section!!, of the Mineral act and the
year for which such work was performed and
expenditure made having expired I do hereby
give you notice pursuant to section 1 of tho
Mineral Act Amendment AetIPtiO, to contribute your proportion of such expenditure for
tlie year hereinbefore -mentioned within !>0
days of the tlrst publication hereof,
Hated at Trout Lake this 8th day of November. A. P. 1900.
37-49 PETER McVEIGH, Co-owner.
This Spqce Reserved
for Revelstoke Cigar
Factory.
A mining community, above all
others, needs very little charity. The
miners and prospectors pay their way,
if not at once, somo time. If a goneral
hospital wero established here to-morrow there is not a man in the camp but
would buy an annual hospital ticket at
Bay $1- a year. Then when an accident or sickness befell them they
would be entitled to care nnd treatment. Where thero would be one to
mako use of his ticket thore would bo
fifty who would not. if the government saw fit to help maintain a public
hospital well and good, but to ask the
government to help build a hospital
denotes a considerable amount of gall.
Judging by a recent public meeting
Trout Lake is bent on having a
hospital, and has asked the government, among other nonsensical items,
to donate $7"-0 towards building the
same. If a precedent can be found for
this request tho EAOLE will Orawfish,
but it does seem absurd to ask thu
government to assist a private individual in building a hospital, especially
when the proposed builder Is unknown,
tho site unchoson and no trustees
appointed. We have heard of the
government contributing an appropriation towards keeping up ��, public
hospital, but we certainly do not expect to seo Mr. Taylor so foolish as to
ask tho government lor money to help
ont a private enterprise. IT so, tne
I3AGLE hereby asks for a donation towards providing it u building, Bine*-,
it Is a public benefactor. When such
demands as the above are mado Mr.
Taylor will have to bo guided rather
by his good judgment than the wily
requests of probably Interested parties.
When thero is a private hospital required in Ferguson someone will provide for it, the samo as in other lines
of buslneBs.
A Reliable
Timepiece
Is a Jewel.
If your watch  is ont of order, needs
cleaning or regulating bring it to me
at once and I'll guarantee its repair.
My shop is in the Eagle bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
MINING PROPERTIES
In the Lardeau
For Sale
Working Bond
or Lease
S. THORNTON   LANGLEY & CO.
KOSSLAND, B.C.*
Promoters    of    Legitimate   Mining
Enterprises'.
Frank Appicosto
Manufacturer of all kinds
of leather platted goods
FERGUSON, B. O.
(1
This is the
union label
ofthe United II.it-
tors of North America. When you
are buying a FUR
HAT,either soft or
gtfff, see to it that
the genuine UNION
1-VHKL is sewed in
ft. If a retailer has
loose labels in his
possession and offers to put one in a
hat for you do nol
patronize him. He
has not any right to have loose labels. Loose
Inhuls iu retail stores arc counterfeits. Do not
listen to atyr cxoliuiation as to why the hat has
no label. 'I ho Genuine Union Label is perforated on the four edges exactly lhe same ns a
postage Stamp, Couterfclts are sometimes
perforated on three of the edges. And sometimes
only on two. Keep a sharp lookout for the
counterfeit*!. Unprincipled manufaeHirers arc
lining them-'.in'order <0 (jet rid of their scab-
made hftts. The John II. Stetson Po. and Henrv
it. Kotflofs, both of 1'hiladelphia, Pa., are nonunion concerns)
JOHS A. MOFFITT, President, Oranao, N.J.
JOHN PHILLIPS, Secretary,47"Park Ave.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
**-^8TER����"r
BUSINESS   LOCALS.
* If you want all I lie mining news'
of the Lardeau you must become ?.
paid-up reader of tlie. EAGLE.
Foii SALE.���A first class second"
hand, No. 9 cooking stove, with reservoir. $'o.
office.
Apply   nt   tlio    EAGLE
* When you reach Trout Lake City
register at the Queen's Hotel, A bra-
hamson Bros., proprietors. Good
accomodation : host service : choice
wines, liquors and cigars ; fire proof
safe; rates reasonable.
NOTIOB TO' SUBSCRIBERS.
Do not l.o aimiivi'il lf ut tho expiration of
ydur subscription tho Kagio corsos io Uv your
way. Duo notleo will be sent yon and If thero i
i.s no response your name will bouutoff, It
savos ik timo ami money. and "business is
business."
ALL WORK  GUARANTEED.
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit.
HEADQUARTERS AT FERGUSON, H.C.
Contracts entered Into lor packing of
Mining Supplies, etc., to any point
In the district.
Good, prompt sorvice, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
freighting from Thomson's Landing
to l'\ I'guson a specialty.
g, DANEY, Proprietor.
Purchasers of lots are hereby notified that all
payments from this date must be made to the
undersigned, whose receipt only is valid.
Final Payments may be sent to the Imperial
Bank of Canada, Rev el stoke, P. C, tobe held till
delivery of deeds.
HENRY FLOYD,
Sole   Agent   Ferguson    Townsite,
January 5th, 1901.
POSTAL APDIIKSB:
REVELSTOKE, 11. C.
| Hotel Perguson
THE MONEEB HOTEL OF THE LAR    I>] A
The Bar is supplied with the best brands of;
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted.
Hates ��2.00 >i day nnil upwards.
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
ft
ih,
Vff   BEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. IEST CUI61XE SERVICE
<����   FINELY EQUIPPED BAR. BEFITTED AND REFUUNISHEp!
X BEST ��2.00 A DAY HOUSE
��f IN THE LARDEAU DISTRICT.
:^I
..Hotel Lardeau..
J. Laughton, Proprietor.
FepoD, i I   j *
HEADQUARTERS FOR MINERS
AND .MININli MEN	
NEATLY FURNISHED,
WELL L GIITED AND HEATED BOOMS.
COXVEfflEMTLY
SITUATED ON VICTORIA AVE.
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H. O. PARSON
WholuKiiIi*   Dealer   in
... Wines, Liquors and Cigars...
The Hunt Goods Only.
Stock I.iu-Ke nml Comnlete,
REVELSTOKE, B. C.
W a
fsjrzjtz
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FERGUSON
Is tlie.. *.
��� The place where
i1        the Mines are.
jJt       CO.MK AM> INTBHTIUATH FOB VOUJtSELF.
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A THE Mil ISSl
A Perplexing Proplem is Presenting Itself to Politicians.
WflATTODOWITHTHE TRUSTS
Private Corporations Are Cinching
the Present Government-Owned Utilities, So That  the
Only .Bemedy is to Acquire All the Trusts.
The time is near at hand when tho
people must make n choice between
the  competitive system    and  public
ownership.   We are fast approaching
the parting ways.    This is not pessimism,   but a calm   statement  after
mature reflection on the tendencies of
the time in which we live.   Tho competitive system    arrays   every man
against his fellow in the scheme of life,
and is ruinous alike to the man who
invests his money and the laborer who
does tbe #ork.   The samo rule applies
to both.'   There seems to be no place
in tbe world to-day for the goldon rule
of "Do unto others as you would have
them do to you."   This rule bas boon
succeeded by thatpf "Doothers before
they do you."   Occasionally wo lind a
man   who  attempts  to live by David
Harum'8 rule of "Do to others as they
would to you, but do is first."   But the
golden rule clour fathers:has been well-
nigh forgotten    in   thie   everlasting
scramble for money.   A spirit of com-
mercialism:ha.6 taken possession of the
people which can only end in disaster
for the nation if it is not checked.   It
is this which would encourage wars of
conquest for no other purposo than an
, extension of commerce and the aggrandizement of wealth.    It is this spirit
which  prompts   the   employment of
cheap labor  to  increase profits, and
which   would   work   the  toilers  any
length of time for no other reason than
that men   are  plonty, and flesh and
blood is cheap.    It is the same spirit;
which drives the flower of womanhood
to the brothel, and sends our boys to
the gambling boll in an effort to accumulate  wealth  faster than  by  hard
work.   We never hoar or read of tbe
downfall of a man or woman without
asking ourselves what there may bave
been  in    their    environment which
should   be hold responsible for their
downward steps.
" Then you hold the competive system to be responsible for most of tlie
evil in the world," is suggested.
We most certainly do. St. Paul said
that money was the root of all evil, and
he was right, for sure it is that money
is the influence which is corrupting
the nation and its poople. Under
socialism this incentive to corruption
��� would be eliminated from tbe scheme
of life. No man would be encouraged
to injure his fellow iu the hopo of
reward for himself. We never Knew
a man or woman so far down in the
scale of degradation as to be willing to
engago in certain businesses because
they liked it. It was because money
can be made easier that way than by
any other method. The temperance
people, for instance, are fighting an
offect of a disoased system rather than
a cause. Poverty is not so much the
rosult of drunkenness as Is drunkenness
the result of poverty. The trade union
is also dealing with an effect instead of
a cause, though It is un absolute
ossentlal under present conditions.
For you may grant every reform sought
by both tho temperance and trqd.e
union supporters, and leave the competitive system of industry/and ecoti-
omlc wage slavery will still con tin no.
Socialism is tho only solution of tho
industrial proposition.      ,   '.
"Do you think tho Idea of socialistic
government is growing tp:furor among
the poople ? " Js often asked/
Indeed It is. Three-fourths of the
poople you meet will agrieo. that the
co-operative , plan would be best.
There arc thousands of .pooplo who are
socialists and do not know it. Just see
what has been already; accomplished
along tlieso linos. We have tbe best
postal system in thc wwld (God forgive
us for lying so far as tho Lardeau portion otitis eoncer'Kd) under government ownership andoperation, and the
only reason we caiuot havo a bettor
servlco ln this eouniry to-day is because
we are at thomerov of private corporations in tlie manor of transportation
of the mails. On* of .those days, whon
the people own 'and operate tho railroads und te*egr/phs and telephones,
it will be poslible to "discount the
present prieoB lor tbo service, and at
tho samo time greatly Inereoso the
facilities of transmission of both intelligence and freight. What man of sound
mind would .Want to seo tho postoffice
turned ovor jto private corporations'.'
Yet the po^ollice Is thc vory embodi
ment Of the principles of socialism. I
So are tiie public schools, tbo free!
highways and bridges, the fire department, health departments in cities, etc.
And we hope to live to see the time
when physicians will be employed from
the public treasury, only, to prevent
disease; instead of, as now, to cure
disease after it has fastened itself upon
tbo patient.
"What do you think of the effect of
the trusts und departmental stores on
tin:   welfare  of   tho masses!"'   is  anj
occasional query. !
We have no quarrol with either. [
The trusts are tho next logical step
from competition to co-operation in
business enterprises. They are the
only people who havo the good sonse
to eliminate wasted industrial energy
from the scheme of production and distribution. The only criticism we have
to offer 1b with the lawmakers, who
permit the trusts to retain to themselves the profit made possible by the
saving of energy referred to. That
saving should go into the public
treasury, or, better still, remain in the
pockets of the consumer. The department store is the labor saving machine
of commerce, and has come to stay
until it shall be succoeded by the still
bettor plan of government warehouses
for the distribution of goods to the
people who havo need of them to
supply their creature comforts.
"Under your plan, would you have
all persons receive an equal compensation for their labor, regardless of
education, calling or class of labor
performed?", says the man who thinks
(at tho same time looking very wise),
thut he has you over a barrel.
That is a matter of detail which
would readily adjust itself as the plan
unfolded. We believe labor should be
rewarded according to the social value
of the service rendered. The man
with the hoe, or the man in the sewer
is performing a useful service to
society. Yet that.man must live in an
alloy or side street and work long
hours for a mere- existence, while bis
children and family aro looked down
upon as being but the family of a
laboring man. Industrial or moral
worth will not give that man a place
either in church or state. But the
man who commands an income of
twenty thousand a year from the
practice of some profession is respected
because of his wealth and social position, even though hfs character will
not stand the cross rays of publicity.
Which of these men is best entitled to
consideration at the hands of the people
as a whole 'I Surely the children of
that laborer are as much entitled to a
liberal education and other advantages
now enjoyed only by those of wealth as
are those of the man who lives on the
avenue, and the time is coming when
all the people will recognize that fact.
It is no part of the plan of creation that
the man who works the hardest should
always have the least. It is no: right
and will not always bo so either.
What is needed today is a new
standard of measurement���a standard
which will give to man a higher place
than is accorded to mere inanimate
things. Tbe old school economists
assert that supply and demand regulate price and assume that man witb
his labor must take his place in tbat
class with any other commodity. This
is an unhuman method of dealing with
humanity, and wo must have a new
political econmony to fit the progressive ago in which are living. Industrial and moral worth, not wealth,
must be tbe standard for tbe measurement, of tho man. When that time
comes, and we bolievo it will come
before very many years now, no one
will be injured, and millions will bo
blessed.
"How would you have tho plan intro-
duced,soas not to<dlsorganlze society?"
Well, we believe it will come
gradually at first, as it is coming now
in the establishment of public ownership of public utilities in tho municipalities all about us. Then, why may
not tho government own and operate
the smelters and refineries of the country', employing all Idle men? An
individual may lose money in operating
these,' or even mines, but the government never could lose anything. No
matter what it might cost to get it out,
overy dollar finally sootired would be
added to the wealth of the people. Do
you not readily seo how the co-operative plan might succeed the ruinous
competitive system without causing
any jar to the present body politic?
In a sentence, under the competitive
system, the strife all the time is to
limit production in order to stimulate
price, and tho more lt 1b limited the
more lt must bo. But under the cooperative plan of industry, the Incentive would bo always to produce all
possible, for tho reason that the more
thore was produced, the more thore
would bo to share among the people.
And would that not be a blessed
change from the present scheme of
industry?���Selected and localized.,
<i^^^m^4>m4^>^>^^<i"
AN   UP-TO-DATE COMPREHENSIVE AND
RELIABLE
Showing tliu position of the
streams, mountains and passes,
waterways, every claim in the
Trout hike mining district, the
trails and wagon roads, location
of surveyed railways, and everything which will assist an outsider to acquaint himself with
our district. The production
of this map lias been taken hold
of by two of the best fitted men
for tbo purpose in the province,
Messrs. A. P. Cummins, P.L.S.,
and S. Shannon, B. A., both having personal and practical know-
led go of the district.
The map is to be beautifully
lithographed in five colors ana
entirely  free   from  advertising
<i> mat ter of any kind.
Tlie urgent necessity for such
a complote map, probably 40 x 40
bus long been felt by all persons
interested in this district; and it
is a pleasure to note that two
such able men have decided to fill
the bill. The Price, the same
to all, has been placed at the
sum of $1.00, prepaid to any
Address.
If You  Want one  or  More
Send your address at
once to
The Lardeau Eagle
Ferguson, B. C.
Smoke Cigars
And at all times insist on the
box bearing THE blue label.
It helps manufacturers to see the force
of paying fair and honeBt wages.
The Label Committee, C. M. I. U.
The Union Label
On everything yon buy ia u guarantee
that tho producers thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for Its produetion.
Insist on having the labkl.
���*ec that this Label is on nil Clothing you buy.
To Lardeau Patrons
TV CIGAR and STATIONERY business
which I have been conducting in Rovelstoke
opposite tiie station, has been sold to J. \V.
J.KN'NKTT. Thanking you all for your
past patronage and soliciting a continuance
for my successor, I remain, yours,
Chas. J. Aman.
Will
want
get   you   anything you
 ->EK,
from A,   G, FRASE
Goneral   Dealer,     Thomson's
Landing, B. C.
Canadian Pacific
AND SOO LINE.
STILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE
First Class Sleepers
On ull trains from RcvelstOKe and
Kootenay Landing.
Passing Dunmore Junction daily for
St. Paul, Saturdays for Montreal and
Boston, Mondays and Thursdays for
Toronto. Same cars pass Rovelstoke one day earlier.
No Trouble to Quote Kates and Give
Vou f  Pointer  regarding  the
Eastern Trip You Contemplate taking.
For rates, tickets nnd   full information
apply to
.1. McCHEKRV, Agent Arrowhead.
T. % BRADSIIAW, Agt. Revelstoke.
or to	
K. J (JOYl-E, AmI. i'ass.AKt., Vancouver, B. c.
Real Estate
in Ferguson
IS PROBABLY THE SAFEST INVESTMENT IN THIS COUNTRY
AS CAN BE READILY SEEN FROM THE ACTUAL
RECORDS OP ASSESSMENT, CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENTS, DEVELOPMENT, NEW STRIKES IX VARIOUS
MINING PROPERTIES SURROUNDING FERGUSON AND THE
FACT THAT A RAILWAY WILL JIEACH HERE NEXT YEAR.
THE DEMAMDFOR FERGUSON REAL ESTATE WILL BE
TOO BRISK BY SPRING TO SECURE THE SAME VALUES AS
NOW. CHOICE LOTS ALREADY DISPOSED OF ARE CHANGING HANDS AMONG PRIVATE OWNERS AT DOUBLE AND
MORE THAN OUR PRICES. AND IT IS QUITE REASONABLE
TO SUPPOSE THAT THE TOWNSITE PRICES WILL
BE ADVANCED  AS  THE   DEMAND   FOR LOTS INCREASES.
Ferguson is the
Coming Town
Now is the
A
,M*a
time to buy.
The Place Where
the Mines Arc
FERGUSON IS RECOGNIZED BY ALL .TO BE THE
BEST LOCATED AND LAID OUT TOWNSITE IN THE
LARDEAU DISTRICT. ITS UNIQUE POSITION, A T TIIE BASE
AND GATEWAY TO THE GREAT NORTHERN, NETTIE L.
AND SILVER CUP HILLS, ENTITLES IT TO Ti 'IE WELL
KNOWN LOCAL MAME-CTE PAY ROLL CEN1 'RE. FERGUSON IS THE HEADQUAKTERS AND OUTFITTIN G POHVT
FOR ALL THE MINING MEN NOW OPERATING IN THE
DISTRICT. ACCEPT A POINTER, MAKE ENQl TIRIES,
COME IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND YOU WILL
AGREE WITH US THAT FERGUSON REAL ESTAT1 ' Is
THE BEST THING NOW OFFERED AS A SAFE INVfc 'ST-
MENT IN THIS  COUNTRY.
FOR   PRICES OF  LOTS,   ETC., APPLY TO
Henry Floyd,
Sole Agent, ON THE WING ITEMS [)|
Keep your eyes tlxed on ths Lardeau.
.1. \V. Westfall and Mrs. Westfall
nre spending a day or two in town.
There is between five and six feet of
.mow in Ferguson, but this soft weather
is reducing the depth daily.
K. Roisterer & Co., brewers, Nelson,
ire procuring estimates for a big
brewery in Ferguson, to beeroeted on
tbe lot-- Mr. Roistorer bought while
hero last, fall.
While in ReveUtoke recently the
writer was informed by a physician
that when things opened up a bit in
Ferguson be intended to build and
operate a private hospital.
)UAD
"Moved by J. J. Langstaff seconded
by N. E. Lay that the government he
requested to make a grant of $500 for a
i'esidept physician. Carried."���Topic.
Why not include the resident publish'
cvs too ?
The public schools of both Trout
Lako and Ferguson were closed on
Tuesday and Wednesday, in conse
quence of the death of our beloved
queen, Victoria. Flags are still hanging at half mast in town.
.1. McCrimmon, M.D., of Kincardine,
Ont.; in renewing his subscription last
mail says: "Ferguson bas a great
future ahead in the new century." And
his faith is backed up by his money, a
fair criterion to Judge from.
Mrs. S. O'Connors, of the Windsor
hotel, who is at present visiting
trionds in Medicine Hat, will return
shortly. It is her intention to build
an extention to this popular hostelry,
the full size of the present building for
a distance of ill) feet back.
" Revelstoke, Jan 3rd, 1901. Editor
Eaglk : Dear Sir,���You havo been
named as a member of a general committee of those interested in the establishment of a public hospital at Revel
stok.? * *.���Geo. S. McCarter, chairman
pro tern." This isn't the only kind of
missiles wo receive from Mr. McCarter.
J Q. McKinnon bus rocoived a letter
from his brother. M.J. McKinnon, who
is now in Dawson City. He says il
remains from tlO to (iO below zero there;
the country is very quiet for working
men, and it is bis intention to return
to the Lardeau���"thu bestof them all,"
as ho suys.
Tho Scottish-Canadian Mining nnd
Development Company directors have
rocelved an offer for the purchase of a
controlling interest in the present
properties of the company, (including
tho Rob Roy), the purchasers to furnish sufficient working capital to go on
with development.
Building operations in town are now
well under way. James Cnimmings
has his foundation laid and waiting for
lumber. Andrew Cummings has his
kitchen moved back and several men
are rushing the new addition along.
Steve Woods has the contract of putting up the Eagle building and witb
three men engaged is making good
progress.
Probably one of the most sociable
and successful gatherings ever held in
l?erguson took place in the Hotel Lardeau, after the meeting, Wednesday
evening last, when an impromptu
<} 'i...- was indulged in. A doz/m ladles
,vei i present and with good music and
.Kerry-making the evening was spent
in tripping the light fantastic. It is
the intention of a lccal committee to
organize an assemtdy for evory other
v.ci.lt during the remainder of the
winter.
Vincent Lade. A rthur Evans, James
Mesloy and J. Laughton returned to
the pay. roll contfeon Monday evening,
having walked over the ice to Thotn-
Bon'p Landing fr om Arrowhead, and on
into town. They are all filled with
praise fur the J.ramediato future of this
camp, having heard nothing but "Lar-
daliu" nt Nnlison, Rossland, Vancouver
:,;:d Revelatoke. "In fact,'' said one
uf thc bo; s, "the Lardoau. is'tho new
Klondike.'" Ithegins to look as though
the time.so often predicted had really
come to, pass.    So mote it be.
�� Frid ay. February 22nd, is the date
fixed upon by the local committee for
ib't concert proposed some time ago,
T'j'd program is one of the best ever
tcrangecl for in the district. Thc
���iilmiBsion will be DOconts. The con-
curt will be followed by a grand open-
Ina ball and free supper given by raine
Will Do Well to Peruse the Facts
Herein Contained.
NO TIME LIKE TBE PRESENT
T. A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
I. It. c. p. & s.   [Queen's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
The Man Who Can See the Length
of His Nose WiU Not Hesitate
to Invest His Money in the
Lardeau,   the    Coming
Camp   of B.  C.
That the Lardeau district has unbounded mineral resources no well informed person will deny.
Tho Lardeau district is on the eve
of a new ora, brought about by tho
wondorful developments, finds and
strikes made the past season; along
with the fact that tho construction
of n railway by the C. P. R. is
absolutely certain for early next
season.
The large ore shipments being
mado this winter in spite of' the fact
that transportation and treatment-costs
from $35 to $50 per ton, indicates the
high grade nature of our ores.
With cheap transportation next
season, when Lardeau's acres of low
and medium grade ore can be treated
profitably, t1. e possibilities are astounding.
The attention of outside investors
has already been arrested and hundreds aro now making arrangements to
operate in this district after tho
early spring���in fact some of them are
hero now, securing bonds, looking for
and finding ground-tioor propositions.
No district in Canada to-day offors
better inducements for the investor
than this one. The mining business is
no monopoly. Tbe poor man has even
chances, at least more so than in other
lines. Whon he finds a "Triuno" he
doesn't have to soil. What other occupation in life cau a man follow where
his chances with a wealthy competitor
nre.less diminished than in prospecting
and mining ?
" There is a tide in the affairs of
men, which, taken at the flood, leads
on to fortune." It may not be your lot
to make a fortune, but if ever there was
an opportunity in a mining camp, tlie
Lardeau offers it today. Don't wait
until the railway comes; fur then the
prospector is not in the same need of
money, to enable him to hang on.
If you have money to invest now is
tho timo to investigate. Come straight
to Ferguson; you will find men here
who have properties to sell ; in fact
Ferguson is the home, the meeting
pluce for prospectors and investors.
The owners, as a rule, will bo found
most reasonable and always ready to
give you information, cheerfully escort
you to their properties, nnd otherwise
interest you in their interests. We
have the mineral resources and no
money to develop them. Will you
come In and help us and thus help
yourself?
BARRISTER, NOTARY PDBLIO, ETC.,
TROUT LAKE CITY D. C, AND
Ferguson, B, C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS. ETC.
OFFICES :    REVELSTOKE AND GOLDEN.
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
0. P. R. HAS COMMENCED WORK
The Wharf and Tie Contract Now
Being Filled.
Tho EvciLE has received word from
a reliable source that the contract has
been let by the C. I*. R. for the immediate construction of a wharf at the
heud of Kootenay lake, and also for
80,000 ties. In fact, our informant says
mon aro already working upon tlie
job. If this is tho ease, and we have
every reason to believe it is, it certain
ly clinches Lardcaus' railroad for this
year, nows which will be received with
gratification by hundredS'Of interested
parties.
With the re-Opening of navigation on
tiie arm tbo EAOLE expects to soo pooplo from all parts of the ourth wending tlieir way to the now famous Lardeau. Thero is several tons of freight
now at Arrowhead awaiting transportation to Forguson, including merchandise, fresh meats, building supplies,
etc..
idi
Now lhat navigation is opened on
the Arm forthe season we may expect
three malls a week hereafter.
Tiie Fred. Robinson Lumber company aro to be congratulated upon
tlieir diligence in breaking the ice on
the Arm.    They aro stayers.
There will bo probably somedcvelop-
i_..��� i- .i���. ������,��� I menta  take  place with regard to the
Andrew   Cummings in tho new r       ��� "
loa to The  Balmoral  hotel now Towser   since G. P. R.ttor will amve
r ,.������,,, motion.   The funds raised | flera ^	
, !,c donated to the purchase of an j	
, [or public purposes, tho same, if i
ttii of inter, to   be   applied upon
u'rcliitso nf n plauO'   With a 2jx-
ill    iiinno,  etc.. the town will be
provided    for  forfuture  social
events.
Don't delay in Renewing
Your Subscription  for the
"\ Eagle.
J.M. Scott, B.A..L.L.B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, ETC.
OFFICES:   McKENZIE AVENUE,
Revelstoke, B. C
A. H. Holdich, M. CM.I.,
ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Service1' in school house every
Sunday at 3 p.m   --unday school at:! p.m.
Trout Lake Cif . Services ill Forrester's
llriil --. ���}��� ^.Ulday al 7;^i) p.m. Sullen;.
sohu:tl ,.t ..:   ' ".m.
REV. s. J. green. Pastor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Chemist.
OFFICE:    VICTORIAAVE., FERGUSON, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Repair Work���
Promptly attended to at moderate rales.
Horse shoeing a specialty.
 FKED. MSJAKDIXE.
For all the difference
in the cost
Everyone should use printed
stationery. You buy canned
goods by the case to save money.
Why not buy your LETTER
Heads and Envelopes in 500 oi
1000 lots; then you have printed
stationery at the same price as
if you bought blank paper by the
pad. To souure the best qualit>
of paper, neat, clean and attractive printing and prompt attention
to your order, call on or write
The Lardeau Eagle,
FERGUSON, B. C.
Imperial Bank
of Canada
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED, J2���TO,000.00.
CAPITAL PAID UP . . (2,458,603.00.
REST 11,7(10,01)0.00.
General flanking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits in Savings
Department at current rales.
A. R. bThEARN,
MANAGER REVELSTOKE'BEANCII.
FIELD # BEWS,
��    Druggists
Chemists
Stationers
:?�� RE7MST0KE:.
If you need anything m
Photographic
Supplies...
Send to tho
CANADA DKIG & BOOK CO.,
KEVELSTOKE, It. C
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   ,   .   .
ARROW LAKES, It. C.
The most complete resort on the continent
ot North America. Situated mid hi scenery
unrivalled for grandeur. Hoatlng, flshinjr
and excursions. Resident physician and
nurse. In telegraphic communication witli
all part* of the world. Two mails arrive and
dupnrt every day. Its baths cure all nervou-
and muscular diseases Its waters honl ai)
kidney, liver and stomach ailments. It1
baths and waters are a sure remedy against
all argentiferous poisons. TERMS: |i"> lo
$18 per week, according to residence in liofoi
or villas.
Job Printing
You need it in your business, but you want
it done ncntly and in an up to-date style,
and of courhc nt a moderate price. We can
furnisii you with anything you need in Die
printing lint>, but to Jog your memory will
mention Kill Heads, Statu ments, Hcccij'l.,
Envelopes, Letter Heads, itusinesn (,1111!,,
etc., any of which you may be in limned in t<-
uced of.    Telephone or write
The Lardeau Eagle
-��� When buying a suit of clothes,
mP*        0 hat or anything in the line of
T wearing apparrel, one naturally
    looks for quality and style. Our
first aim is to see that every article is substantial and durable. Next we see that it is
thoroughly artistic in design. Our experience
enables us to .do this. Our stock of Miners
cothing is ihe best in the Lardeau and we
carry tlie most complete-line of boots and shoes
in North Kootenay.   No matter  what your
taste may be in these lines we can satisy it
Be
Post
ice
Store
Before Receiving Our
Spring Stock
We desire to turn our present stock into
ready caBh, ns we need the money and
room for our large new stock. Extra
good values will bo offered in "clearing
out" lines. Drop in und let us give you
quotations	
BATHO tf CO.
k
Pioneer Store
Cummins& Co
Ferguson and Ten-Mile
Botore buying Hardware for building Purposes
drop a line (or quotations to ... .
I BROS, Revelstoke, IC. |
More   than   freight  saved   by     buying   your
requirements   from   the Departmental   Store.
C.B.Hume&Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay,
TrfA'm,. Revelstoke.
HIGH CLASS
TAILORING
and GENTS' FURNISHER.
-.REVELSTOKE, B. 0.
Lumberl   Cumber!
The,. Lardeau. Saw Mill carries constantly a large
quantity of Seasoned Lumber, and is now running
night and day to keep ahead of the coming rush. Yards
in Ferguson and in Trout Lake. Januar��K 1001.
d
-��!
h
D. L, Clink,
Proprietor.
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