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VOL.1. NO. II.
82.00 A YEAR.
Brief Mentlou uf   I'roiuUlng  proper tlM
Tributary to Fergaaon.
8trU((llng I'ro|,f,rty Holriera Sinking All
Their Time.'nnd Money Id Development Work.- Determined to Make
Them Shippers, nnd If NenedMry Not
Wnlt. For Capital.��� Stteh Ijihoi- nnd
Kittrfv Will lie Bewnrdeil.-Trsll> Are
Badly Needed To AnnlHt Them.
ThVlInlon Jock Group.
This jrrcnip Is situate on tho south
fork of the Lardeau, about two miles
from Ferguwp, between 0-mile and 7-
mile creek, the Silver Cup wagon road
passing right over It. .Seven full
claims, the Jumbo, Florence, Union
Jack, Independent, Paddy, Parrsboro
a-'d Canadian Boy, named in rotation
Starting at the northwest end all joining, constitute the groun. 100 feet of
tunnel and crosscut combined has been
driven on the line between the Jumbo
and Florence. BSilver-lead mineral
found near tbe surface in this tunnel
assayed from $60 to S200 per ton. An
80-foot tunnel was driven a year ago on
the Union Jack which tapped a well
mineralized lead at about 25 or 30 feet
of a depth. With this the owners,
Messrs. J. C. Kirkpatrick, L. Thompson, O. D. Hoar, j| W. M. Hoar and
H. Carter, were not satisfied, so last
season started another long tunnel
about 300 feet lower down to tap two
or three different leads and also catch
the main lead at somewhere near a
depth of 300 feet. Mr. Carter says he
feels confident too that them is another
big lead which lies on tbe side line
that will be tapped by going In still
another 200 feet, which may possibly
be done next season. This tunnel is
running throgh a black slate formation full of Iron, and pyrites of copper.
Tbe tunnel is now in some 40 odd feet
and they expect that 25 feet more will
tap tho first ledge. This ledge at the
surface. Is about seven feet wide, and
carries high grade galena and copper
pyrites. A 40-foot tunnel has also
been driven on a Ave foaMedge composed of quartz' and general ledge
matter, carrying galena, Iron and
copper, on the line between the Parrs-
born and Canadian Boy. It is a well
defined contact lead with black slate
on the footwall and. grey schist on the
.hanging wall. This group Is located
in the same belt of country as tbe
famous'STlver Cup and Nettie L, and
will doubtless, with development, prove
as good a property as either one of
them, and if Is hoped'that in the near
future will be one of Ferguson's most
prominent shippers. Cabins have
been built on the Jumbo, Union Jack
and Parrsboro, and the property is so
handy to ��� Ferguson that supplies can
bo got In at any time, and there Is
absolutely nothing to binder working
the year round, soon turning It into
a shipper, If the capital was only forthcoming. It Is certainly the easiest
propoi ty in the district to get supplies
into and ore out.
pleted, putting a two-shift gang on and
pushing the work all summer. The
property has been surveyed preparatory to crown granting. This enterprising company haveiexponded several hundred dollars In building a good
trail to their property, on a wagon
road grade, to as to be useful later on,
and this too without one cent of assistance from the government. It seems
to tho Eagle that where legitimate
aud straight businesslike companies
are willing to spend money on trails to
their properties, the government
should at least meet them half way.
vlP'lt'rTBoh. Itojr Group.
This .gfl&V'!' points of two full
ctalmSnllin^'ftnV, Roy and Highland
Chief ay.U lw?, fcuctton* by tbe same
name;,,,. ;i hey are located six miles
MftTyrgnson, about one and one-balf
Btfwf aftvlh" of Circle City by trail'.
Over t4itW has been expended In
development work on the Rob Roy
since,'July last by the owners of the
grqup, tbo Scottish-Canadian Mining
acid Development Co., under the supervision of their local superintendent, J.
'W. Westfall. Cabins, blacksmith
shop, powder magazine, etc., have
been built and provisions stored.
Four men are now at work on a contract for a 200-foot tunnel-whlch Is now
In possibly 175 feet, 155 feet having
been completed when Mr. Westfall
came down on the 30th of January.
The lead was crosscut at about 100
feet, and.tbe tunnel continued across
to the other wall, some 50 feet. The
men are drifting along the lead and
will again crosscut at 50 feet from the
first one, and again tap the other
lead at a greater depth. Judging from
the past progress made by the miners
this weok will see the present contract
nearly finished. When Mr. Westfall
came down last he brought some fine
samples, and in icon vernation with the
Eagle man expressed himself as being
well satisfied with the development
and ���Indications to date. Tho oro is
improving with overy blast, and this
property will be another Lardeau
shipper this season. He Intends, as
soon as the present contract is com
The CrncKilhot Group.
The mineral claims Crackshot and
C'rackshot No. 2 are located on McDonald creek, about nine miles from Ferguson, on what is known as tho Badshot
or Glengary lead.' The ledge on those
Claims is from six to twelve feetjwide
and can be traced the entire length of
the claims and is in a contact between
lime and slate, lime in the south and
slate in the north. The lodge orguage
is of quartz, iron and spar carrying
good values the entire width of the
ledge, iwlth a number jof paystreaksof
clean ore from one to four inches in
width that assays from 000 ounces In
silver, 4 par cent, copper, $5 gold and
60percent, lead,to800 ozs. silver,5 per
cent, copper, (12 gold and 70 per cent,
lead. Both claims are located along a
narrow ridge or hogsback, affording
good tunnel sites from either side. (10
feet of crosscut tunnel from the south
side would cut tbe ledge at a depth of
about 125 feet, or 30 feet of tunnel driven
from the north side would cut the ledge
at about the Same depth, or a drift on
the ledge would give about 60 per ,cent.
depth the full length of the claims. The
ore could be shipped to Ferguson by
way of the north fork of the Lardeau.
About four miles of the distance would
be pack trail on wagon road grade, and
about three miles mountain or rawhide
trail. The adjoining and surrounding
claims are being developed with every
prospect ot shipping ore this season.
Little Robert Group.
This group consists of eight claims,
the Little Robert No. 1, Little Robert
No. 2, Isabella, Napoleon No. 1,2, and
3, Diamond King and Timber Jack,
situate at the head of the north fork,
right oo the divide, eight miles from
Ferguson. An open cut has been driven on one of three leads shewing on the
Little Robert. Actual certificate returns from high-grade galena, carrying
grey copper, found at a depth of only 12
feet, in an 18 inch paystreak gave 441
ounces In silver, 6i per cent, copper and
46 per cent. lead. Mr. Kirkpatrick
says that a tunnel, 41x61, to crosscut the
three leads is now in 40 feet and it is the
Intention of the owners, Messrs. G. T.
Lundy, Napoleon Well and J. C. Kirkpatrick, to put on a two-shift force the
latter end of next month to continue it
another 360 feet. A cabin has been
built, wood and supplies are on the
ground and eveiythlng will be In A 1
shape to begin work at that date. The
government built a trail from Circle
City to tbe summit in '98, but a few
dollars is badly needed to repair several dangerous places.
The Mnnlln Group.
This promising group of claims, the
property of Messrs. Holten, Verschoyle
and Bennett, is situated about on Carl-
boo creek, only a short distance from
the well known Empire group and
Black Prince property, and consists of
the following claims: Manila, Siesta,
Ztngari, Louisa and Horace No. 1 and
No. 2. Tbe vein on which these claims
are located is contact vein lying between lime and schist, the footwall being formed by what Is known as the
big lime dyke which crosses this
section of tbo district. Tbe character
of the ore Is galena carrying gold, silver, copper and lead in quantity. The
claims being of recent location very
little development work has been done,
but with the trails which have been
completed to the property tbe coming
season will see this property its place
as one of the most promising of the
many good ones in this section, as
arrangements are now being made by
the owners for doing some extensive
development as Boon as the season will
The Silver Cup.
There are now some 23 men working
at this property, and they are taking
out about three tons per day. Raw-
hiding will continue until tho roads
break up, after which most likely only
development work will bo done till
next fall, when the old means of shipping will ugain be resorted to if the
iron horso doesn't roach us in the
meantime. The property never looked bettor than, at presont and must
still be dubbed the banner mine.
It is merely a coincidence that French
contractors at Ottawa have boen
awarded tho work of reconstructing
the public buildings recontly destroyed
by fire at New Westminster.
England cannot expect anything but
disaster when the men who know
everything are editing newspapers
and the men who know nothing are
leading armies.���Sandon PayBtrcak.
J. M. Kellie, M. P. P., has sent in a
written resignation to tho IlevolsUikc
board of trade, and says it is no longer
of commercial interest, a but political
harem. It is not the only one in Rev-
elstoko either.
The British say Providence is on
their side, and so do the Boers; but
on the principle that the Lord lieI)->
those who help themselves, the Britisii
will win. Somehow or othor the Bido
with tha- most dry powder, men and
brains makes tho grade.
The Brooklyn Eagle, a leading metropolitan daily newspaper in the United
States, tho Grey Eagle Mining Co., in
the Boundary, the War Eagle at Rossland, the Double Eagle, a new mining
company here, and the Ferguson
Eaole,���all big financial concerns.
Talking of smallpox. What a bonanza the Chinatown of Revelstoke
would be. Everything so ready for it
and such a nice combination too. Revelstoke will bo the next place of visitation of this dredful disease if a suitable Chinese joint is all that is needed.
When they tell you that railroads
are not profitable, ask them why the
owners are not in favor of selling them
to the government ? Why people are
trying to get into the business all the
time? Why it is that people who
operate railroads become enormously
wealthy?   And other knotty questions,
The eight-hour law Is an unparalleled excuse for some of the white elephant properties throughout the province. It used to be a pinchout or
lack of confidence or funds, but how
It Is the eight-hour law. The law has
caused no friction In this partially
developed district, because the mine
owners know their business.
If some of the poor duffers rustling
hard in the hills trying to make both
ends meet, had just a small slice of the'
money wasted by English mining coin-
in unnecessary high-salaried
directors, officers, clerks, etc., and
lengthy cablegrams, they could do
more towards developing a prospect
than the "company" does with the
main pile. There's too much "mining"
done in London.
If there wasn't a pound of ore In
the Lardeau," said a prominent C.P.R.
official to the Eagle man at Nelson
recently, " we would still have to connect the Crow's Nest with the main
line via tbe Lardeau, and that at an
early date." This has the right ring
to it. The ore is here, and so high-
grade is much of it, that it nets over
$100 per ton In returns, even under
present rawhide, toboggan, sleigh and
boat transportation facilities.
If a railway magnate (directly or indirectly connected with the C. P. R.)
wants to build a piece of railway the
government subsidizes It���practically
builds it and presents it to him, whereupon he instantly begins to further
bleed the government 'for carrying
mails, etc. If a claim owner wants a
petty trail built he must, in most instances, build It without government
aid. And as soon as he has It completed It Is public property and when
he begins to take out ore the government steps In and collects a revenue.
There's something wrong somewhere.
What this district is, to a large extent, suffering from, is a misuse of
what funds have from time to time
been appropriated for trail purposes.
There is scarcely an instance where a
sufficient sum has been granted to
complete the work intended and those
in charge of the trait work have been
forced to build their trails at tho
sacrifice of grade and as a consequenco
tho government cannot understand
why so many new trails are wanted in
plucos whero thoy know trails hnvo
been previously built. If a sufficient
sum were granted in the first place
there would bo rto occasion to apply for
money to replace badly laid out und
poorly constructed trails.
They Are Getting Iteuilv to I'till Gut of
llrituh Territory.
In A Few More Days, And Thon the
Advance lni<> iim-r country will Begin in l:iir,���-wt Th,. liritlHl, Have Got
TIm-ih on ill*' Qulvlve.���t.nrd KultertH
Making For llliiinroiitoiti.��� The HoerH
Will Have Trouble, of Their Own.���
A Itlfr Keller to the Kmplre Generally.
Special to the Ferguson Eagle:���>
London, February 21,���(4:15 a.m.)������
The Boers are leaving all their positions in British territory und are
concentrating for tho defense of their
own. It is thought that the soigc of
Ladysmith is about to be raised in
a few days, in confirmation of which
10,000 Boers are estimated to have
gone from Colosburg district alone,
thus relieving their hold on all sides,
in order to oppose Lord Robert's progress toward Blomfontien. Next important news will bo the occupation of
that city by British troops.
The "toad-stools/1 stumps cupped
with snow, are becoming larger and
morn Interesting. In somo eases six
or seven feet <��( snmv gutllOra on the
hum! of a stub or stump and often ten
or twelve feet of [ground underneath la
nearly bare. They would be vory
handy kopjes for the man-killers in
hot and sultry South Africa.
Oil the ToWMr   l->  The TmvHt'i Mlfe.
\n% Cotiitrrtiiy.
No sooner bus navigation closed on
the Arm than wo have to be content
with mail which is almost one week ut
least behind. Tbo fault is that a contract is let by tbo the powers, who do
not make some arrangement with the
contractor as to his facilities for handling the same. Consequently we have
to depend on it man with a band sleigh
bringing mail from Arrowhead to
Trout Lake City. This is not us it
could be done if enough trouble were
taken in letting tlicucontriict. For the
sako of a dollar or two a tripP we are
left for maybo two or three months
with a vory inefficient mail service.
Trout Lake City Gives Still Another
Concert in Its Aid.
Trout Lake City did itself proud on
Friday night, and the Mansion House
fund committee have reason to flatter
themselves, for the programme was
certainty becoming of a much larger
town. A representative crowd from
Ferguson helped to crowd their comfortable hall to barely standing room.
Trout Lake City can boast of more
pretty young ladies than any other
place of its size in the province, and
they all seemed to take a lively interest
in entertaining and making everybody
feel sociable on this occasion. Little
6-year old Walter Clink and his sister
Gretchen are very clever elocutionists.
And the Misses Jowett, O'Brien,
and' Thomas were at their best. F.
Holden of this place gave a good exhibition at club swinging, while A. C.
Cummins sang a couple of li vo patriotic
songs to good march time���quite the
"take" of the evening for the war
enthusiasts. Tbe music was furnished
by H. Jones of Ferguson, and G. W.
Carruthers of Comaplix, throughout
the evening. A farce, "My First
Brief," was well staged and acted by
J. J. Langstaff, N.E. Lay, T. Hancock,
Miss Evelyn Jowett and Miss 0,Brien.
The wand drill exercises were good,
S. Shannon of this place having his
pupils there well trained. After enjoying this part of the arrangements
for the evening, the floor was cleared
and lovers of tripping the light fantastic took possession. For a really
jolly good time���everybody making
everybody happy���Trout Lako Citv
certainly holds first place, and the
Eagle hopes to soon see another of
these social events. It'promotes the
right feeling in the whole camp and
helps to make our "optimistic" lives
Apparently This District Is Not Alone.
Judging by the number of petitions
and deputations sent to the Government
at Victoria there never was in the history of this Province such and so
many importunate appeals for new and
better roads. From Comox to Cariboo,
from Cassiar to Kootenay the one
lamentable wall is that there are no
roads, or that those in use are in need
of Immediate repair. Whether from
mining or agricultural district, the
same urgent requests are made for
improved travelling and freighting
highways. And while this condition of
neglected public thoroughfares has
never been bo poignantly felt and
emphasized as at the present time,
there has always been an apparent
disposition to underrate the importance
of good and sufficient means of overland
communication throughout tho country,
In largo measure this may be attributed
to the fact that there lias rarely, if ever,
bcoii a practical man at tho bead of tho
department of public works. Provincial
legislators havo never displayed that
onergy and ability to grasp tho requirements, and meet them, which u progressive country must possoss or lapse into
a state of lethargy.���Ashcroft Journal.
The most effective way of shewing
your appreciation of the Eagle is to
drop in and forfeit the annual assessment of $2. The man who predicts
failure, thinks tho publisher is crazy,
and does the least to help his district
in any way, is continually backcapping
the town which gives him his bread
and butter, is generally the ono who
has never paid ono single cent towards
its sustenance, and sneaks around and
swipes the paper he doesn't pay for
from the othor fellow. If you don't
like the Eagle tell us why and we'll
have it fixed for you at once. If you
do, the collateral appreciation is the
commodity that keeps the sheriff at
bay. Lowery says that one of the
noblest works of God is the man who
pays the printer.
Canada's hope for future greatness
depends on the development of its vast
resources in British Columbia and the
Northwest Territories. The development of the riches of Kootenay has
brought a new and sure prosperity to
the farmers and ranchers of the great
prairie lands. It has provided a market for tho manufacturers of the east;
it has given employment to thousands
of men, and provided homes for families which form the nucleus of a coming great country. And yet the development of Kootenay has hardly begun.
What Is true of Kootenay i n general is
true in a greater sense of the Lardeau
and Trout Lake portion of it. Here
lies a country practically untouched
by the hand of man, which is Boon to
offer grand iopenings for individual
enterprise ; a sure and safe source of
livelihood for our rising generation ;
and a steady continuous increase of
oui country's wealth. Canada's gold
output last year was nearly $8,000,000.
Ten years from now this district will
help to make our country ono of the
greatest gold and silver producers on
A petition asking the government
to hold fast to the eight-hour law is in
circulation In this district, out of sympathy with the mining fraternity in its
sister divisions. Fortunately there is
no trouble here, the district being .veil
represented with thoroughly practical
men. It has been signed by everyone
in the district, with very very fow
exceptions, miners, prospectors, merchants, freighters and all alike have
shown their appreciation of the law as
It stands. While the Eagle likes the
principle of this law and would like to
see it in force, still it should have been
left to the miners and mine owners
themselves to settle in the first place.
The both organizations are quite
capable of looking after themselves.
The printers' union has a membership
of something like .17,000; but no statutory law was roqulred for it to onforce
a nine-hour law all over America last
year. Thoy make their own laws and
aro governed accordingly by theinsol-
ves. It is often harder to fulfil the
requirements of tho union than of the
employers, This is why employers
are sure of competency and protection
by hiring union men. A board of ud-
justmont and arbitration is all that is
required by the government. Thf.
Interested parties can look out for
their own interest. Grant no favors
to either and let them go at it. To do
otherwise is to doubt their Intelligence
llrfurr She Company   Wunlil fool .liistl-
iit-d ii,  Halting tin-   N,-ti 1'ii.vi, t.���
I>. I'orgunon   Willi,iu   i��� Omul More
Time,   Hut  ,1.   Knowles   l��  Absent.���
Slie   Coutraetlng   1'iirttoil Haj    Moot
iu  itevctfltoko,   Where   li-   is   Hoped
A Sutisftietury Dfial Will-lie tlliUo,
Manager .1. M. Skoal? of ������Chicago,
came in yesterday morning and along
with  f). Ferguson  wi-ml   up to inspi ot
work done on the property. "They returned   last   nitrht,   accompanied   by
the foreman W. funis, and local manager  G. P. Hitter.    There   has   been
some  ,'jU0  feet  of,  development  and
prospecting work done on the property
by the Towser Mining Company
since September ��22 last, the next day
after they secured a working bond
from Messrs. .7. Knowles and- D. Ferguson, which expires some time next
month. The manager, Mr.' Skeaff,
says there is not a sufficient shewing
at the present stage of development to
warrant him making the $10,5(10 payment on the date mentioned, he having
already spent a large sum of money in
working it, besides a -first payment of
83,000] and he has asked for a short
extension and possibly somo different
arrangements as to payments. D.
Forguson is quite willing to grant the
request, as lie believes another three
months' work with the present force,
would locate an ore body;' but J.
Knowles unfortunately is nowhere to
bo found, so tbe men have been paid
off and work closed down H pending
word from him. It is just ��� possible
that Mr. Knowles is now his way here,
not thinking It important that he
should be here until the expiration of
the bond, though Mr. Skeaff wired
him ot Spokane as he was* leaving
Chicago to meet him here- Mr. Skeaff
left for Hevelstoku this morning and
will remain there a few days with
tho object of meeting him.
The Eagle regret that tho extension
was not arranged sooner, as the company would have kept the men at
work. Tho Towser Mining Company is one of the best, irn--'.
practical, strongest and strai gbt-busi-
neBS-like institutions operating h&l'C, ���
and it would be too bad to see them
discontinue their interests in this district if only till spring, when Mr.
Skeaff will possibly return and look
'over the camp again with a view to
obtaining working bonds on some partially developed properties. This
company has no unnecessary officers,
directors, clerks, red tape, etc., and
the manager, Mr. Skeaff, is a thorough mining man, and is vested with
sufficient authority to do away with
cabling and telograms for instructions
every twelve or twenty-four hours.
It is not a "stocked" company, but a
co-operative ono consisting of Chicago,
Indianapolis and St. Louis capitalists.
Their rmanagement is A 1. Thoy
pay the standard wage and get good
work for their money. But so far have
been rather unfortunate in striking the
right proposition. Mr. Skeaff has
sufficient confldonce in the Towser to
work it, but as a legitimate business
investment he does not feel justified in
planking down tho cold cash until
there is something definite in sight.
This is business, and they should have
the extension, which the EAGLE hopes
they will secure, othor terms being
satisfactory to tho owners.
Where Is It To End ?
It is predicted by enthusinsts that
liquid air will drive all the mills of tbo'
world, all tbe wheeled vehicles, and all
ships of commcreeor war more swiftly.
cleanly, and cheaply than thOJ ever
were driven before, and that il will relieve railway traveling from oinderSj
Htreets from half their disease-breeding
dirt, and tha atmosphere from all its
foulness, thus adding to the comfort and
health of mankind.
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Job Department: TUB Eaui.k Job Department
is well equipped, and 19 prepared to execute all
kinds of printing at honest prices, Mall orders
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next order.
To Correspondents: Tuk Kaqlr invite.-, cor-
respondentia on any subject of Interest to the
general public, and desires a reliable regular efai-
respoudent in every locality surrounding Ferguson.   The bona tide name of the writer musl kc-
company manuscript.
Address all comraapications to���
Ferguson, It. Q
Kill   Till     110 KII.
H. EL Davis recently stated to a
London paper that the people ot the
United States were with England in
the present attempt at war in South
Africa. A Chicago paper gets furious over the matter, and says it is
not so in the following smelter style:
"When this sort ol talk is accepted
for gospel and printed by a large
English newspaper, there need be
no further searching for proof of the
fact that England is up against the
real thing. That country has been
���o thoroughly whipped and so thoroughly humiliated by the comparative handful of compatriots opposed
to it that it is willing to accept the
braying of an ass forthe silver voice
of an angel. It is hardly necessary
to say that Davis is wilfully misrepresenting sentiment in this country,
wilfully misrepresenting the facts.
There is not the slightest doubt that
if the question could be put to popular
vote, Great Britain would be ordered
to lay down its arms and torbear further interference with the Transvaal.
It is almost an impossibility in city
or country to find a man who is in
sympathy with England. The meetings to express liking and encouragement for the Boers have been made
up of thousands upon thousands of
Americans who have not a drop of
blood in their veins other than Fng-
lish, whose sympathies are naturally
with England, but whn recognize
that, in the present Instance, England
is unutterably, irrevocably wrong,
"The sympathies of tlie common
people of this country ure with the
Boers in their struggle for national I
existence.   The summon   people  (it
this country are, at heart, a just people, and they hate injustice. They
are opposed to England's unlawful,
immoral and brutal war of conquest,
and they are"opptlse(tto our own unlawful, immoral and brutal war of
conquest in the islands of the Philippine group. The two invasions are
similar, only in the reBpect that the
Anglo-Saxon governments are acting
as pirates, but the wrong that is existent in both is sufficient to condemn
them both in the minds of men who
are able to rise superior to party clamor and jingo claptrap.
"If Davis were a man born in Philadelphia and confined all nl his life
to New York there would be some excuse for his misrepresenting the attitude of America. That portion of the
United States is the Anglomaniacal
portion. There are thousands of so-
called 'upper class'New Yorkers who
believe that the English can do no
wrong. He is, however, a person of
wider experience. Opportunity has
been afforded him to learn better, and
he has learned better. He has deliberately misstated the truth in his
London interview. There is not a
city or a country precinct between
Portland, Maine, a,id Portland, Ore.,
wherein sympathizers with the Afrikanders and believers In the justice j
of the cause ot the Afrikanders are
not in a heavy majority. This coun-
try has grown too big tor worship of j
England, mainly because it is the
colonizing power of the world. It
has grown too much to be dominated
by England's choice of clothing. It
speaks the language too well to cultivate the English accent. Outside
ot a small part of the dwellers in New
York city, it does not bow down to
England in anything. It does not
dream oi marching 'shoulder to
shoulder' with England in looting the
world. It is content to work out its
own salvation in its own way and to
leave to England full measure of liberty in working out its own. The
asinine wearers ef loud-checked trousers and and dinky hats, who file up
and down Broadway and practice
saying, 'blawsted' and 'Gawd bliine
me* do not stand as representatives of
this nation at all. Furthermore, the
time when England was the Mother
Country, as these chumps are so fond
ofcalliug her, went by forty years
.ind more sign. So vast hns been the
infusion of other strains since the close
of our civil war that England is now
no more the mother of this country
than she is the mother of Central
This caustic pon mucker bus got it
in a violent form. He is probably
some disgruntled Englishman. He
lies when he states that scarcely a
man in the United States can be found j
in sympathy with England. The
United States is filled with a foreign
element who hate the British much
the same as a cur hates a big dog.
This is thi element that makes the j
noise, and would cut the lion's throat
it they could do so without danger to
theiri own putrid constitutions. The
United States people rf the more intelligent class know that the war will
bring the greatest good to the greatest numb, r eventually, and are in
touch with England. There is no
country better to live in than a British one, and if England's flag ever
trails in the dust, and her power is
broken, God help the world I There
would be more hell in it than there
are graybacks on most of the fellows
across the line who are continually
howling, "Down With England!"
fountain, what should he see sittin' agin
the wall but a little girl babby about a
year old, cryin' as if 'twould burst wid
"What happened yon, aeushla?" said
Paddy, takin' the child in his arrums.
"Don't you know me?1' says the child,
wringin' her hands.
"Faith, I don't,'' said Paddy. "Who
ar're you?''
"I'm your wife," says th* child.
"My wife I" says Paddy.
"Yis," says the child,   "I'm   afthor
drinkin' too much o' the wather!"
oldest Tree on Earth.
Tlie oldest tree on earth with an authentic history is the great Bhoo tree of
Burniah. For twenty centuries It hu
been held sacred to Buddha, and no person is allowed to touch its trunk. When
the leaves fall the; are carried away as
relicB by pilgrims.
The Double Eagle
Mininar & DeveloomeotCo.
Paddy Flaherty was walk-in' along in
the vale wan day jiat for divarahun,whin
he came to a beautiful fountain, bub-
blii' up out o' the ground, and all covered wid rainbowa. Twas a hot day
and Paddy was thirsty, so he got down
on his hands and knees and drank about
a pint o' the wather, and it tasted like
dew from the heather mountain at Kil-
larney. Goin'home he noticed that he
had no pain from the rheumatiz in his
ankle and all the gray hairs were dhrop-
pin'from his head and chin. Hie red
noBe turned white wanit more, hie eyes
shone like the stars, and his v'ice was as
soft as a silver flute. Begorra, whin he
opened the door o' the shanty his wife
didn't know him.
"Whatcan I do for you, sir?" said
Biddy to him, as polite aBye plaze, as he
went in,
"Ye can give me my supper, Biddy,''
says Paddy, not knowin' the differ the
wather made to him.
"But who ar're ye?'1 said Biddy.
"Who am I? Is it crazy ye ar're?"
Hays Paddy. "Don't ye see I'm your
"Faith, and if ye are, you're thirty
years younger than ye were this morning," says she.
"Usha, I'm thinkin' you're right,"
said Paddy, lookin' in the glass "Run,
Biddy, run down to the spring in the
valley boytmt, and take a sup o' the
wather. Sure, ye'll get a new set o'
teeth and your cock eye'll be cured.
I lurry, woman, hurry',"
So Biddy ran as if the divvil was after
her, and Paddy Bat down and lighted Ids
pipe, waitin' for her to come back. Well
if Ik; waited an liqur.howaited two,whin
he began to gel onaisy and started out to
(Ind her.    Well,  whin  lie got near the
Capital, $1,000,000, in $1 shares.
4oo,ooo in the Treasury.
First Block of Treasury Shares now
on the market for a limited time
at 10 GENTS.
Mt,minor the Cochrane Ranch, Limited. Maclcod.
Mauairlng DIreotor of Tb* Herald, Calgary
W. II. POOL, President Great Western Mines. Limited, Ferguson and Revelstoke.
Gold Commissioner, Atlin. Hi:
Kanrher, Fineher Creek
Solicitor, Revelstoke --"^
W. M. BROWN, Proprietor 81 Leon Hot Springs, Revelstoke.
The Double Eagle Company h.,s been formed (or the purpose, not only
of mining its present properties, but of acquiring promising claims and developing them to an extent that will justify their sale to English and other
companies at a profit. The company ilready owns and has paid for in full,
the Trilby and Old Saul properties in the famous Pish River district, and a
three-quarters interest in the May Bee mine, in the Lardeau district one and
a halt miles from Ferguson. Sufficient promoter's shares have been set aside
for the purchase of the remaining quarter.
The May Bee is the sister claim to the now famous Nettie L, which has
broken all records in British Columbia for large bodies of phenomenally
rich ore. The May Bee and Nettie L were located together in 1892 by
Mr. W. B. Pool (who has been appointed manager of the Double Eagle Co.)
Both claims carry identically the same rich ore on the surface and the same
remarkable ledge runs through both, carrying high values in gold, copper,
silver and lead. The promoters have already spent $4,000 in developing
the May Bee, with excellent results, and in order to place the mine quickly
on a shipping basis tlie company now offers the public the opportunity of in-
.esting to a limited extent in fully paid and noli assessable treasury shares
(par value SI) at 10 cents each.
Shares will be sold in blocks of 100
and upwards.
leofBhttl'M  ffbtn Lite tmirkft fit miy lime
The L-oiuliaiij
witiio.it iiotio'
srVeathe right to withdraw
Applications may bo sent
A. H. HOLDICH, Revelstoke.
rtoJNO, ,J. YOUNG, Hutu hi Block, Calgary,
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Reasons why
The Eagle is in
the District
Ferguson (its nest; is
not a "boom" town, or
boomerang; butasteadv
growing mining camp
since the season of OT.
Its unique geographical
position is by sheer (oroe
making it the commercial and social centre of
Golden Lardeau.
It is situated at the
point where the waters
ot the north and south
forkn of the Upper Lardeau River meet, ii
beautifully located on a
spacious Sat on the side
of a mountain, which
affords the only possible
location for a townsite
for many miles in any
direction. Planted as ft
is at the forks of the
river, it commands the
traffic of the mining
camps on both the north
and south branches of
the river.
At least 20 mines are
ready to ship ore as soon
as the railway furnishes
transportation in the
vicinity. The railway
experts have been quick
to perceive the natural
advantages which its
geographical position
has conterre 1 upon Ferguson.
Both the C. P. R.
and Kaslo, Lardeau
& Duncan Ry have
roads surveyed into
Thus mnking the place
a competing point and
insuring its future as an
important railway and
distributing centre.
Taking this fact into
consideration and remembering thnt as soon ,
as over the cars reach
Ferguson there will be,
on a conservative estimate, 25 or 80 mines
commencing to ship ore
of A- grade which is a
iniirvel in Kootenay, the
land of high-grade silver
ore, there is no reason
for doubt ns to Ferguson's future prospects.
Tlio pay-roll of the
mines tributary to Ferguson will,wit'liiiia verv
short wlrlleof the advent
of'the iron horse, begin
to run away up into the
At present the following concerns are doing
business in Ferguson;
A siiw-niill, three general stores, (which supply  even    tl lining
companies operating' in
the district,which speaks
volumes for their just
prices), four first-class
hotels, (and two more to
follow), two livery, feed
and snle Stables' (good
oullils for all purposes),
an assay ollice, n blacksmith shop, a newspaper,
a private school, (a public school to be established at once), a money
order oflice, ore and supply houses
All three, store firms
purpose enlarging their
simce and stock in the
A town hall, fire hall
and several residences
are to be erected as soon
as lumber is available.
Several owners of partially developed properties adjacent  to the
town intend' moving
their families iVi I'erguson iii the spring) and
will then devote\thelr
whole time to opening
up their properties ^
Three milling companies, now working fiWI
forces on bigh-gracujp
propositions, which are
shipping ore right along,
will make their head'
quarters and offices at
Ferguson at once.
Ferguson will be _
smelting and railway
How to reach
this promising camp.
Ferguson lies about 51 miles southeast of Revelstoke and the main
lino of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is approached at present
by taking the Arrowhead branch
at Revelstoke to Arrowhead, 28
miles, thence by steamboat up the
northeast arm of Arrow Lake to
Thomson's Landing, 10 miles, and
from the Landing to Ferguson, a
distance of IB miles, over the government wagon road by stage,
team or horseback.
Soon, however, these conditions
of travel will be changed very much
for the better.
Railroad surveys hold out a promise of being able to reach Ferguson
either from the south or north comfortably in Pullman cars.
The district, is well worth seeing
and will stand investigation. THE FERGUSON EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, FEBRUARY 81, 1900.
When fortune treats you slightingly
And everything goes wrong,
Remember that you still are tree
To labor and be strong.
To him who bravely does his part
Misfortune is no crime,
Just hold your grip and-keep up heart
And learn to bide your time.
The surest road to neatness lies
Through hard and patient work,
The glorious name that never dies
Comes not unto the shirk.
Fame sits upon an eminence,
A pinnacle sublime.
He who would  win must seek  her
Strive on and bide his time.
The man of hope and energy,
Who keeps one goal iu sight,
Who goes his way with constancy,
Will some time win the fight.
The man whose life a glory lends
To every age and clime,
Is he whose purpose never beuds,
Who works and bides his time.
Oo onward.   O'er the future's hills,
Tbe dawn falls cool and sweet
Oo onward.   He can win who wills
And bows not to defeat.
Oo onward, though your path may lie
Through calumny and slime;
The way will brighten by and hy,
Go on and bide your time.
And when the fight at last is o'er,
The toil at last is done;
When standing on life's farther shore,
Beneath her setting sun;
Beyond the future's unbarred gate,
The bells of heaven chime;
And justice, love and glory wait
For him who bides his time.
���Denver News.
It Would Not Care the Huibnnd of the
Smoking Habit.
"It will only be necessary for you to
drop about half a teaspoonful of the mixture into his cup of coffee each morning," the circular said, "and the taste
for tobacco will gradually leave him. He
may not cease the use of tobacco immediately, but within a week he will begin
to abhor tobacco if the mixture is given
bini faithfully every morning."
And so the young wife sent her little
two-dollar bill on and got a flagon of the
tobacco cure,
"Pretty bum coffee this morning," he
remarked drily the first time she dropped a half teaspoonful of the mixture into his cup.
"It's the same as we've been using
right along," she replied craftily.
Now, lo and behold 1 he was a pretty
proposition himself, and he had, unbeknownst to her, seen the prckage holding the flagon of agin tobacco mixture
when it was delivered.
So after dinner that evening he produced a large bulky package of fine cut
tobacco from his pocket and took therefrom a plenteous chew. It was the first
chew he had ever taken in her presence,
and she marvelled thereat, but she determined to persist with the prescribed
"Dead rank chicory again this morning, isn't it?" lie inquired next morning
at breakfast.
"I'm sure it tastes the same to me,"
she replied.
That evening after dinner he produced
a short, black clay pipe and a package of
a new kind of tobacco that was as black
as the ground work of a Jolly Roger.
"Thought I'd bring this old dudeen up
from the office," hs explained cheerfully.   "It's as sweet as a nut."
Whereupon ho filled the house with
the aroma of punk that was strong
enough to break rock.
"This grocery person who gets all my
wages iB certainly doing us on this coffee
game," he remarked when he tasted his
cup next morning.
"Really," she said, gazing innocently
at tbe ten cent bunch of asters in tbe
middle ot the table, "I can't detect any
"And yet there are low foreheads that
don't believe that all women are born
actresses," said he to himself on his way
to the office that morning.
That evening he brought home a box
of auction stogies, and after he had
smoked one of tbem after dinner, all of
the people in the neighboring flats stuffed cotton in the hail door keyholes and
closed the hall transoms.
"I must persist, though," thought his
baffled little wife, gloomily."
"Coffee tastes like stewed gunnysacks
again this morning," he remarked at
the next breakfast. She felt a bit sorry
for him, but she was determined to use
up that flagon of "agin tobacco," if she
had to chloroform him and pour it down
his throat.
That evening, however, her resolution
deserted her. After dinner, for the first
time to her knowledge, he pulled out a
package of cigarettes, lit one and began
to smoke it.
She went upstairs, poured out the re
maining portion of her $L> worth of agin
tobacco and carefully hid the bottle.
"Coffee's all right this morning," said
he at the breakfast table the very next
"Yes?" she inquired, absently.
When lie hud finished his dinner that
evening he lighted one of his usual brand
of good cigars.
"Men are mysterious to me," she
thought, regarding li im out of the tail of
her eye.
"Women only think they're foxy," he
thought, blowing smoke rings into the
Swiss curtains.
Kriijrvra Thrifty Wife.
Besides cutting her husband's hair.
Mrs, Kriiger also makes it her business
to know where the long stocking is, In
which (loin Paul, having scant faith in
banks and investments, keeps the bulk
of his fortune hidden. Many a fat roll
of bank notes, they say, go to her favorite nephews out of the stocking aforesaid They tell many quaint stories of
Mrs. Kruger.   Here are a few of her
eccentricities:���Despite the enormous
wealth of her husband, she has never
had a single white servant inside her
doors. Every morning she recei ves her
visitors at the hour of ii o'clock���this,
i according to her ideas, being an advanced hour of the day. She gives
much time to Jhe   preserving  of  her
���garden fruit, which she dries in a coffin
that hangs from the kitchen rafters (a
very old Boer custom���the spare coffin
being ever in readiness should any
member of the family chance to die).
i She deeply resents new tangled ideas
and innovations, and, it is said, quickly
put her foot down when her husband,
on his return from England, proudly
showed his acquisition of one or two
; civilized habits from those verdomde
Those wage earners who receive three
or four times as much for their work as
other laborers, must remember that unless they help to advance the wage of
the lower priced man, it is a mere question of time when they themselves will
be compelled to suffer a reduction.
Therefore, get together, and help vour
less favored brother.
The Pioneer
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Thomsons Landing,
Trout Lake City,
Ten Mile.
to all points in the
District. Light
rigs for quick trips
provided. Saddle
horses at all stables.
The traveling public accommodated at
any time of the day
or night. For any
further particulars,
freighting rates, etc.
Craig & Hillman,
If you desire
any Information
Concerning this district
drop me a line and I
will cheerfully give
you any particulars I
Town Lots or
Mining Properties
Handled on commission. If you have
either to sell or wish to
invest, write me.
There are
some splendid
here for various businesses. Write for
Ferguson, B. C.
Published at the office, Victoria
Ave., Ferguson, K. 0., every
mining Neuus
of the Ltafdeau
and Trout bake
will be its mission, and
the interests "I those
districts will be its sole
duty first, last and always. Properties now
being operated will be
visited and accurate reports of development
given. Being published
right in the centre of
the present activity it
will prove a valuable
medium to advertisers,
The Eacile will grow as
fast as tbe promising
district in which it is
$2.00 per annum
"No pay, no paper."
Will be sent to five addresses for $7.50. Old
country subscriptions,
$3.00.' Help the district,
help the publisher, help
Job Printing
Of every description executed on shortest notice
at moderate prices.
Mail orders solicited.
The only direct route from
tow Mry
to all
THK   FKKOllSON    KAfil.K,
Ferguson, B. 0.
Kirst class Sleepers on all trains from
Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.
Tourist Cars pass Bevelstok* Daily
for St. Paul; Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto; Thursdays for
Montreal and Boston. Same cars
pass Medicine Hat one day later.
Daily train to Arrowhead from Kev-
elstoke on main line. Daily steamer connecting for all Kootenay
points and Crows Nest branch.
For Boundary country via Robson,
leave Arrowhead daily except
For rates and full  information address nearest local agent or���
Act Arrowhead.
IV. F. AnderHnn,
T. P. A.,Nel��oii.
Agt Kevelstolu.
K.J. OOTI.ll,
A a. P. Aet, Vmooutw
Staple Stationery
Letter and Note Pads,
Envelopes, B1 o tt e r s,
Pens, Pencils, Ink,
Blank forms, Etc., for
sale at moderate prices
at the office of���
" The Eagle"
Victoria Avenue.
And at all times insist on the
box bearing the blue label
It   helps manufacturer.; to see  the
force of paying fair and honest wages
Nelson "ioab Makers' Union,
The Centre of the
The Saudon of the Lardeau. TJie.desiiiiaJiQii of both tlie Canadian Pacific and Kaslo '&' iLardo-Duncan Railways, which will provide the long-looked-for
transportation .for ore to places of treatment. High Grade Oras, -diver, load nnd gold, now being shipped, even under present conditions, at a handsome profit
by a few companies operating. Conveniently situated on an ideal bench at the forks of the North and South Lardeau. All the roads from the many developing
claims and working mines load to Ferguson. Plenty of timber and abundant water power. Capitalists come straight through to Ferguson, put up al the com
fortable hotels and from there walk to personally inspect prospective purchases.       The miners come down the hill into Ferguson to get? their supplies.
Over 100 men
now working
and m a n y
more will be
in a short
No labor
tro uble
on in the
Lardeau or
Trout Lake
Mining Divisions. Blest
with- practical men, bona
lide mining
com panics.
Plenty of
room fori legitimate investment.
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giisnii are going   steadily
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The starting point for all mining operations on the North and South Forks of the Lardeau River.      Ferguson is well represented with business houses, hotels, etc,
and many have purchasedlots with a view to establishing businesses of various kinds as soon as the coming season properly opens up.        An Al location for market
gardening.      Special inducements offered and a splendid field and opportunity for manufacturers.
For further information, apply to���
ffl    W. N. Brayton
Henry Floyd
General Agent.
Local Agent.
br. T. A. Wilson was up to tho Silver Cup on Saturday.
The Rossland Record is now an anti-
cipht-hmir law sheet.
S. Daney is drawing ice from Sto-
bart's lako for the Hotels Lardeau and
H. MoLollan of tho Towser, was
down on Saturday to Dr. T. A. Wilson
to gt;t a spec of steel takon from his
Mrs. A, Craig of Thomson's Landing,
is visiting wiUi her sister Mrs. W. S.
Nicholson at liovelstoko during the
carnival week.
"This is our last winter In poverty,"
said a holder; of several interests in
good properties near Ferguson as the
Eagle wafted by.
Tlie wintor mail aorvlco Is .now In
vogue, Only two mails a week, Tuesdays und Fridays now until navigation
Opens on tho Arm, possibly about, the
first of April.
.1. Black, bettui'. known as^'.'Dad,"
the liveliest business rustler, in the
camp, was down at Trout Lake City
the other day. Ho says business Is
quiet just ul present.
���A brick manufactory would) do
well in Ferguson this season. Tlidiw
is a specially adapted clay to be found
right ou tho outskirts of tho townsite,
and the market should bo A 1.
Ho informs the Eagle that he intends
having his ranch at Ten-Mile surveyed
next spring; and will change tho name
to something: more metropolitan-like.
R. Howson, furniture doaler at Revelstoke,-is using the Eagle to cater
for the triide in this district in his line.
The furnishings fur the Hotel Lardeau
were supplied by Mr. Howson last
���If you intend to do work of any
description on any property in this
district this season, let the Eagle
know of it. This is tbe kind of information that counts with the investing
J. Morgan, with the big mule ever
on the lead, is covering the trail every
day between Eight-Mile and Baty's
with some three ton of Silver Cup ore.
Johnnie savvies mule manipulating all
right nil right.
J. W. Westfall is suffering from a
frost bitten foot, which unknowingly
occurred to him while coming down
from one of the properties which he is
superintending on the north fork, during the cold snap.
���Ferguson offers special advantages
and good reasons for the early establishment 9? reduction works, concentrators, Smelters and manufactories ol
almost any nature. It is centrally
located, good sites and there is unlimited water power.
Capt. Roman of the ;S, s'. Lardeau,'
was in Trout Lake City ;Fi-lday night.
The Captain informed the EAGLE that
if at all possible the Kootenay Lumber
Co. would cut the ice with a scow they
have now on ways preparing, to
Arrowhead and re-open navigation.
A. Craig, of Craig & Hillman, general 'freighters between here and the
Landing,' was In town Saturday.
Freight bills-, etc., were in order and a
general dig-up ensued. Mr. Craig
says they will make'regular trips to
Arrowhead now, if the ice holds out.
"Enclosed find to'for a London and
local subscription to the Eagle. Send
me 2!> copies a week till further orders,
for distribution from our head office,"
is tho way a mining manager of this
district puts it. This is a good starter
for the Eagle's much desired circulation in tin- old country.
C. Turnross of Revelstoke, has moved his entire outfit to his ranch, a
short distance below Baty's hotel at
tbe forks near Trout lake, and hopes
to supply Trout Lake City and Ferguson with milk and produce next season.
Mr. Turn'Miss is putting up a barn and
otherwise preparing for his new venture.
-i    . ���'
Sandon Faystreak : R.P. Pettiplece
Is here on his way to Ferguson, B.C ,
with a newspaper plant. He will have
a sheet out in that embrayo metropolis
by Feb. loth. Mr. Pettlpieco has been
connected with the profesh In Kootenay and Alberta for several years and
Ferguson will lose nothing by his
A concert and dance is on the tapis
for an early date in Forguson. Trout
Lake City has promised to reciprocate
for the Ferguson turnout on Friday
night last down there. May their
friendship never cease, and let all pull
together in all things for the best interests of the district socially, commercially and otherwise.
Kaslo Kootenalan : R. P. Pettlpiece
who Btarted the Revelstoke Herald
three years ago, arrived in Kaslo on
Monday and has purchased the printing plant of tho defunct Kaslo Prospector. He is now packing it up and
will take it to Ferguson where he intends starting a new paper. Parm is
a rustler and should do well in this
new town.
Messrs. Sims & Co., of the Kootenay
Cigar Manufacturing Co., Nelson, B.C.,
are reaching out for a'share of the
cigar business in this camp, as will be
seen from their ad. in the Eagle.
Their cigars speak for themselves and
in the interests of those who interest
themselves in our field, these cigars
should be called for and insisted upon
by men of all classes in this district.
B. Crielly and G. McLellafl of the I
Nettie L mine, came in from the Hot
Springs on Saturday, where they took
acOi,;:!BOf weeks off, after eight I""*1
months' steau.v rf.'ndini! l�� the mm6]'
to recuporato and jjet tno Bembiance of
the tunnel uo)l9d ont> Tney teel
flld '.Jolt bettor for tho outing, and
Wont up to the Nettie Lthe same afternoon to resumo work at the old post.
The hot springs on tho Arrow lake,
somo 40 miles from hoio, is tho euro
for everything, with the boys in this
The town is a warm uuniher theso
days,   Pay day yesterday,
Neil Regan "and oGeo. Spinks have
gono to work at the Silver Cup.
.1. M. Skeaff, C. P. Ritter and W.
Innis left for Revelstoke to-day.
Wm.-Schmock, tho rustling butcher
at Trout Lake City, was up yestarday
and rcpoats business improving hero.
A. C. Cummins and Frank Lebeau
left Monday morning to search for
Andy Ward, who it is foared is lost on
the south fork.
W. Glenn gavea sleigh party,, to
Trout Lako City's Mansion House, fund
concert, on Friday night a rousing trip,
only touching the high places and an
occasional curve.
Traut Lako Topic: The first edition
of tho Ferguson Eagle is a very creditable issue and the Topic congratulates
Editor Pettiplece on tho appearance of
his first number.
J. Mesloy, Alex. Brown and J. McGregor returned from the Lako yesterday morning and left for Ten-Mllo to
join tho search party who havo gone
up to look for Andy Ward.
W. N. Brayton, genoral agent for
this townsite, lias been delayed by the
uncertain moans of getting into this
camp ut this season of the year, but
will_ probably bo here next week.
There Is li'gqod deal of business awaiting him. "  '
J. Brown, Allan Chisim, .T. Chism
George Hambly, W. Innis, (foreman)
.T. Nosbctt, J. Lade, A. Gunn, F. Lau-
driew, Douglas Darg, .7. Laing, H.
McLcnnon, R. Savago, F. P. Johnson,
and J. McGregor aro down from the
Towser. Johnny-on-the-spot and P.
Culkeen are still holding it down.  '
The service conducted by Rev. J. E.
Fleming in Laughton's hall ut 11 p. in.
last Sunday was well attended, and a
short instructive discourse was eagerly listened to by on appreciative audience. Mr. Fleming will repeat the
dose on Sunday next at the same hour
and place.
Don't fail to take in the meeting of
the Ferguson Debating Club next
Thursday (to-morrow) "night in J.
Laughton's hall at 8 o'clock sharp.
.S. Shannon is to give a paper on
"metals and mineral deposits," with
blackboard illustrations. A. .1. Gordon will also give a paper on " deep
A petition form has been received
by interested ones here from the department of education anu is being
signed and prepared to forward the
government, asking for a school house
and teacher for Ferguson. Lots will
be selected when Mr, Brayton arrives
and everything made ready for the inauguration pf a much-needed public
Jas. McMahoii and family and A. W.
Mcintosh of Revelstoke, purpose moving into this place shortly. Mr. S.
MeMahon will take over his brother's
blacksmith shop at that place, while
Messrs. MeMahon und Mcintosh will
commence development work in earn-
esTon property they are interested In
a couple of miles up tho north fork.
A Search Party   Now  Up At Ten-
Nile With Dogs. '
Tbe sad intelligence reached town
Sunday of the disappearance of Andy
Ward, an old timer who has been
trapping on the south fork. Ward
was in town < Christmas and left just
aftor the New Year to go back to his
line of traps. Nothing has been seen
or heard ot him since. Ed. Brewster,
who visited Ward's cabin a few days
ago, found  everything juBt as It had
been  left  when Ward came to'iown.
, ...-.   , .,..-,.,, re,I r
Af\rTen-Mile  it  was  discovered that
Ward had only taken part of his grub
from that place and from all appearances it would appear that Ward had
started with a pack and was either
buried beneath falling snow or must
have become exhausted und perished
before he could make his cabin, some
five miles. A search party is out looking for the missing man and it is hoped
some definite word will bo down in a
day or two. About four feot of snow
has fallen since Ward's departure, so
if he is underneath the chancos are
his body will not be discovered until
Tha NBttle I..
Two trips a day from " Ferguson's
pride," the Nettie L, to town is now
being made by tbe ruwhiders and
liioro horses are likely to be put on.
The miners aro getting out ,ore (faster
than it is being brought down the hill.
It is reported in town that the first 50
tons shipped to the C. P. R. smelter at
Trail last week, the lowest grade of
the lo't.-jietted $12(1 to the ton. At
this rate the 150-ton shipment will net
the Great Western Mines, Limited,
something like $5,000 at least. This
will be a great lift to the company,
and the whole amount will be spent in
further development of -this wonderful
young mine. Manager Pool is expected ih town any day now. The corg-
pany's offices will ;-,e removed" herein
a few weeks. The success of the
Nettie L. is the result of bulldog tenacity and careful practical handling
on the part of tha management. It
just shews what can be done in tho
way of making grassroot shippers in
this district when'Wont at properly.
The working force is being increased
almost dally.
TvAsFUson, M.D,
piiysicia;,- and burgeon,
Ferguson, B, C\
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B, C.
Harvey, McCarter tf Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada'.
Geo. 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
White, Qwillim tf Scott,
barristers, solicitors, etc.
offices: Mckenzie avenue,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A. H. Soldich, Esq.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
and house furnishings from
our large and well assorted
stock is already very evident
in the Lardeau and Trout
Lake district, which means
that wa are successful competitors with all comers in
price and quality. Before
you invest in our line drop
us a card for (quotations. We
oan save you money.
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit
Contracts entered into for packing of
Mining Supplios, etc., to any point
in tho district.
Good, prompt service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from Thomson's Landing
to Ferguson a specialty.
S. DANEY, Proprietor.
II. J. Jackson;
General Blacksmith.
Drop a line to me, or If vo'tl wallf
ItrcHil In any quantity, let me kwnv,
and I'll quote prices low enough to
Interest you. Our Wedding Cake
artist is the best ill II, p.    Address:
Made by the Enterprise Brewing
Co,, at Revelstoke, is keeping
the camp cheerful. When you
want tho best insist on " Enterprise." All the loading hotels
handle it.
No danger of bush fires now
But you,had .better communicate with the
lindcrslgnetMor rates, etc.,of insurance oi
your bundings, stock, etc. Forewarned is
forearmed. Our rates are reasonable. Send
at once for particulars.
Real Estate,Xoan and Insurance Agent,
Methodist Church,
Services in Forrester's Hall every Sunday at
7::l0p.m. Sunday School al 8 p.m. Everybody
cordially invited.
S, Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Ferguson Shaving
Parlor _	
All brunches of the tonsorlal act executed with
ambldcxterlous dexterity.
Send your white shifts ���:
where you can surely depend upon getting
them " put up " lu the best possible style,
and at a reasonable price, we will pay tlie
carriage to and from Arrowhead and do
your laundry at Revelstoke prices. Give
us atrial, we believe we can satisfy'you
in carriage, price and work.
Outgoing mail leaves -Ferguson oflice every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12 a.m.
Mall arrives same evenings, until further
notice is given.
The Pioneer Store
Cummins & Co.
House Painting
and Decorating
J# Booth.
The o. lardeau
leaven Comaplix (or Thomson'! Landing
��UH ji, m.
leaves Thomson's Landing  for Arrowhead at R::W a. ni.
Returning leaveH Arrowhead for Thorn-
flon'K Landing at 2:80 p. m. -  jr,
U*av��H Thomson's Landing for Coiiiapllx
nt 4 p.m,
Comaplix, fi. C.
The Tioat from Arrowhead Arrives near midday
and you just feci like having * nood square
meal at tho
Prospector's Exchange,
Thin done to the queen's taste, the wayfarers
may then procure anything to mil their taste
from a select stock (if Wines, Liquor and Cigars
and proceed to their destination.
T. W. GRAHAMK, Proprietor.
Sick People
If you want medicine supplied from (he
purest of Drugs and accurately dispensed
scud to tho
Mall orders promptlyattendcd to.
A largo stock of assorted Wall
Papers, emboHHod and ingrain,
with border and ceilings to
match, now selling at a vory
low flguro. !ti
We Can Outfit You
With Everything
required in this district. Prospector, miner, capitalist, exp ert;
laborer, it matters not, we can supply you, in any quantity, an d as-
we already do nearly all the local supplying, it evidences th'e-fact
that our goods, prices and treatment is right. We successfully
compete with large outside firms; we buy direct from the manufacturers in large lots at close cash prices, and can sell you a
complete outfit, carefully packed, and ready for pack-horse transportation to any part of the district. When you reach Ferguson}-
on't overlook these facts.
McKinnon & Sutherland^,
If you wish to get.tbejnecessaries for home'or the
hillside camp.
Groceries, Provisions, Dry Goods,
Tools, Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Crockery, Steel, Powder; all kinds
of Miners' Supplies
We have a good assortment in these lines, and can supply Camp
Outfits on short notice, at close prices.
Call and see our stock and get quotations.
Batho & Co.
Special attention td orders sent by carrier.
/. Laughton, Proprietor.
Ferguson, B.C.
MRS. S, O'eOIJNPR, ��� ;
TTergusori, B.C.
every convenience for the comfort of guests.
the rest equipped hotel in the lardeau district.
rates from 12.00 to 13.50 per day.
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Hotel Perguson
The Bar is supplied with the best brands of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Headquarters for Mining and Conimercial Mem:
Rates $2.00 a Day and upwards,
Ferguson" Bi'os., Proprietors.
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