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VOL. III. NO. 36.
$2.00 A YEAR.
Items'Of Interest Picked Up During
the Past Weeks.
Summer Properties Closing Down
and Winter Pay-Roil Produoers
Increasing Their Forces.
The weather Ior the past week has
been most favorable fur carrying on
mining operations in a camp like tbis
where so many properties are located
above timber line. Unlike ".other
seasotis quite a number of properties
will be worked all winter or up to the
end of the year at any rate. Miners
will not need to leave the eamp this
fall to seek work elsewhere. The
. properties which at present are forced
to pack their ore out on horses while
the snow is off are closingdown for the
winter, but tho old reliables are. making ready for the raw-hiding season, bo
that there is no material difference
made in tho pay roll. The outlook for
a live winter in the Lardeau was never
Everything is now in readiness for
work on the Horseshoe, and adverse
claims must soon be filed if there is to
be any litigation. The Eagle understands, though, that' a compromise is
being arranged between Messrs. Ed.
Hillman and J. W. Westfall, the
' respective owners of the Horseshoe and
Lucky Boy. .
The Sullivan Group Mining Com'
pany, operating in southern East
Kootenay have decided to solve the
question of mining and treating low-
grade silver-lead ore at a profit, so far
as their interests are concerned. They
intend building and operating their
own smelter and refining plant.
The Triune's last ore shipment for
tho season Es now at the Landing, and
tlie men are all down, many of whom
have gone to work again on other
propertijB. Everything is beln;
placed in readiness for an early start
on a large scale noxt spring.
Andrew P. Rosenberger, A. J. Seott
and J.C.T. Crofts of Nelson, interested
in the Camborne and Oyster groups, in
the Pish creek camp\ are now visiting
the properties in the interests of thoir
company, the Northwestern Development Syndicate, Ltd.
Gordon McLennan, who has had
charge of the Nottie L. wagon road,
camo down the hill Tuesday evening,
the work having been completod to the
present workings. Tlio road will,
however, ho continued on up to the
Ajax at once.
The scarcity of provisions at the
Silver Cup mine will bo relieved today,
as 8. Daooy's entire pack train Is now
taking up supplies from bere. Tbe
full capacity ol tho cabins is to be
utilized with a working force of 10 men
this winter.
Louis Didisheim and Mrs. Didisheim
of Rovelstoke, and Alfred C. Garde,
manager of the 'Payne mine in the
Slocan, registered at the Windsor on
Monday. Mr. Didisheim and Mr.
Garde went up to the Cup on Tuesday.
A. Mllloy, a Rossland dentist who
has been in the camp for a couple of
weeks, has purchased Hub McCord's
interest in the I. X. L. claim, located
on the northeast slope of Trout lake.
The Slocan ore output, Ior 1000 was,
approximately, 35,000 tons. From Jan,
l'st to Oct. 5th of this year tbe shipments have beon 18,738 tons, 090 tons
of which went out last week.
Nothing new has developed with
regard to the proposed Bmelter Ior
Ferguson except tbat Mr. McCrossan is
arranging with the townsite owners for
a site.
If you haven't already secured tho
new nnd only comploto map of this
district, send a dollar to the EAGLE at
once and get one.
.John Russoll, a member of tho
miners' union, met with a serious accident last Sunday last while working
on a trail up Trout creek soveral hundred leet below the Ruffled Grouse
group. A stray rock came bounding
down from tho dump striking him on
the back of tho bead Inflicting a nasty
gash in the scalp and almost knocking
him senseless. He was alone, and it
took him four hours to make his way
to camp, wi th blood spurting from the
wound. He was cared for by the boys
as best tbey knew how until F. T.
Abey and others of Trout Lako were
summoned. He waB brought in to tbat
place on Monday. The wound is not
serious, but the weakness caused from
loss of blood iB the most serious. At
last reports tbe unfortunate man was
resting nicely and will likely be around
again in a few days. A. J. Gordon and
Robert Gunn, representing the miners'
union, went down on Sunday to look
after their injured member.
The Noble Five, in the Slocan, is
rapidly taking its old place in the front
rank of big properties in the Sandon
camp. The recent strike of 10 inches
of ore in the long tunnel, giving a
vertical depth of 1000 feet, was of very
great importance. But another strike
was made last week that means quite
as much to the future of the property.
They have uncovered what they believe
to be tbe large vein of the Surprise,
that crosses over the summit. Numerous surface cuts have been made and
the ledge encountered ln each, carrying a shoot of high grade ore, that
increases in width as it is. ex;
further down the hill.���Ledgo.
No Chinese have been employed
underground by the New Vancouver
Coal Co., Nanaimo, Ior years, and no
untoward accident has occurred in
their mines, says the Slocan Drill.
On the other hand, the Dunsmuir interests bave and do employ Mongolian
labor in its mines, and their record Ior
the past threo years has been one of
appalling disaster and subsequent misery, culminating in tbe horror at Extension. The Chinese may not be to
blamo for the explosions and general
accidents in the Dunsmuir mines, but
tho contrast in the experience of the
two companies is most striking.
The Sawyer brothers of Revelstoke
are in town this week in tbe interests
of the Lardeau Power & Light Co.,
Ltd. Thoy are making arrangements
to put in a dam on the south fork, just
below town, while tho water is low. A
dynamo has been ordered and is now
on the way. Thoy fe.'l ir.elined to
install tho entire lighting system yet
this fall, if sufficient patronage is
guaranteed. Tbe plant will be put in
at all events noxt season.
Kidnapping is bocoming a live and
profitable business throughout tho
world. To tho expounders of tho
doctrine of "profit" tho following will
bo reassuring : In compliance with
a request from Washington the search
for tbe abductors of Miss Stono has
been abandoned. It was leared that
the brigands would kill her, should
they be pursued. The ransom will be
How's your printing ?
Mr. Inkster, who has interests in the
camp, is in town this week.
Ed. Hillman returned to the Landing
yesterday from a trip to Sandon.
To Rent.���Quarters suitable for any
commercial purposo. Will be altered
or enlarged to suit lessee. Apply at
the Eagle oflice.      ���
The boat plying on the Arm now
makes two trips a day, leaving the
Landing for Arrowhead at 7:15 a. m.
nnd 1 p. in., making close connections
witb the south boat and north train.
Imperial Bank Deoides to Locate
Where the Mines Are.
Ferguson Assuming Metropolitan
Airs and Rapidly Passing   4
the Pioneer Stage.
The Eagle can today record another
advance step for Ferguson. The Imperial Bank of Canada huvo secured
the east side of the Nettie L. block and
will be open for business hero hy the
first of the month. The safe and
interior fixtures are now enrnute, and
should arrive here this week. The
manager is, Mr. McDonald, recently
cashier atth,e Revelstoke branch. To
everyone inlerested in having banking
facilities provided, and who is not ? this
will be cheerful news. It will not
only be a great public convenience under our present commercial system,
but it is significent inasmuch
as bankers, who are gonerally conservative, have decided to locato in Ferguson. With the mines, tbe pay roll,
the smelter, a bank, a waterworks and
electric lighting system established
or under'way, and assurances from
high officials that the C. P. R. will be
built to Ferguson insido of ono year,
the Eagle feels certain it hue not boen
expounding the richness and importance of tbis town and district in error.
Ferguson can no longer be termed a
townsite. It is the solid commercial
centre of this progressive district, a
distinction which it well deserves.
A Foroe of Men Now Developing
The New Trout Creek Silver-
Lead Property.
Thos. Taylor. M. L. A., and Tbos,
Kllpatrlok and Geo. S. McCarter, along
with a woll known local mining man,
havo purchased the Kathleen group of
claims from Joseph Vorschoyle, who
staked them this season. Tho group
consists of four claims, situated on
Trout creek. There Is a good strong
ledgo, silver-lead, with shipping ore on
the surface. The new owners have
placed a force of men to work and as
soon as a cabin is built and supplies
packed in they will commence development work with the object of further
proving tho value ot the group. A
syndicate may be formed later on to
carry on tbe work, The price has not
been made public, but a cash-down
payment was a part of the agreement.
And as a result Mr. Verschoyle will
spond tbe wintor in tbo old country.
The Trout creek section appears to bo
coming to tho front, as the Unfiled
Grouse, Lucky Boy, llorseshoo and
other well Bpoken of properties aro in
that locality. In fact all along the
mountain range, where the formation
is broken by the Trout, Staubert and
Murray creeks, it seems to present possibilities heretofore largely unlocked for
by prospeotors.
The Lardoau Valley Mlhes, limited,
operating on Tenderfoot creek, below
the foot of Trout lake, expects to increase its force of men at once. Seven
men have been employed. And the superintendent, James Rutherford, is
arranging for an additional crew to
work tho John L. Tho company has
its olllco In Spokane and> John Mackenzie is the secretary.,. Mr. Mackenzie said to a Spokesman-Review reporter last Saturday:
'���We have a lode from threo to six
feet wide on the John L. that has been
exposed by surfaco cuts tor a distance
of 350 feet. It is a free milling gold
proposition and tho oro will concentrate about 20 to 1. However, there 1b
some high grade oro in the ledge which
we expect to ship without concentration. We started work on the proporty
in June and wo havo run the tunnel
about 100 feet. On the hanging wall
side we have discovered threefeetof
solid ore. Samples run $49 in gold
and $4 tn silver. There is also about
nine feet of quartz blended with galena
of whlcb samples run.from $14 to $20.
"While excavating on tbe surface to
the south of the main tunuel we opened
a parallel reef, highly mineralized,
that seem3 to be 12 feet wide. We
shall crosscu't from the main tunnel to
open that lode. We shall go ahead at
onco with the work on a second tunnel
on the. lirst lode, 60 feet below tbe
upper level.
���'On another of our claims, the
Maggie May, we have opened' a promising galena showing. We have
uncovered a 13 foot lodo of silver-lead
ore, and from tb-ee to four feet of it
seems to be shipping ore. We are
pushing a tunnel to encounter the ore
shoot and expect to get it within 150
feet. 'Assays of samples give from $50
to $100, of whioh about 10 per cent, is
lead and tbe rest silver.
"The property is within a mile and a
half of the route of tho Lardeau railway, on which work is being pushed,
"The principal stockholders in the
company are George H. Jones of Usk,
Wash., James Rutherford, the superintendent, Couot A. R. Wachtmeister
of Sweden, G. C. Mouat of Spokane
and McCres & Merry weather of Spokane."
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Le Roi of Fergueon Making Ready
for Winter Shipments.
Companies Which Are Making the
Lardeau Prosperous and Themselves   Wealthy.
O. R N. Wilkie, P. L. S��� returned
to Ferguson from Twin Falls, at the
foot of the lako, on Tuesday evening.
He reports things rather brisk down
there. Men are busy slashing and
clearing the townsite, nnd preparing
for the erection of railway buildings.
The graders are working tbis side of
Tenderfoot creek, three and a half
miles from the lake. The hotels at
Tenderfoot and Twin Falls are doing a
land office business. The company are
now having less difficulty in gotting
men, and thero seems to bo no doubt
but the road will be completed this
year, and while it may not bo operated
this winter it will be ready to move
ore in the early spring. The boat now
plying on the lake is making three
trips a week, leaving Trout Lake at
8:30 a. m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, returning tbo same day,
leaving Twin Falls at 3 p. m.
Robt. Gunn's building oh Victoria
avenue, east, is nearing completion.
Save your money boys, and buy lots
in Circle City. Watch for prices, etc.,
in next issue.
D. A. Dunbar will eommeneo the
erection of A. F. Rankine's new drug
store on Monday.
J. V. Perks of the Victoria hotel,
Revelstoke, has mado au assignment to
J. D. Sibbald.
Geo. Young, a deckhand on the
Kokanee, was drowned on Wednesday
week at Pilot Bay. He leaves a wife
and four children.
Last year $22,375,000 in gold was the
output from the Klondike district of
tho Canadian northwest. This year it
will probably bo less if anything.
The Revelstoke city council and the
waterworks people are endeavoring to
patoh up another deal. The "procedure" will probably bo according
to Hoyle this time.
The Thomson Landing-Camborne
road is almost completed. Malcolm
Beaton and Mr. Boulby have finished
their contracts and E. L. Kinman will
be through tbis weok.
O. R. N. Wilkie, P. I.. S., loaves for
Rossland today for a few days, and
upon his return will make Ferguson
his futuro headquarters, having decided that this is tbe best field in tho
Supplies have been packed up to the
Boatrice mine and work is going along
vigorously. The Goat creek trail Is
unfinished, but when tho snow comes
there will be no trouble in making a
rawhide trail to bring tho ore to Ferguson, from where It will bo teamed
to the lake.
W. B. Pool, the busiest man in tho
Lardeau, went ou; to Revelstoke on
Monday for a day or two. Ho says that
while he expects to work a large forco
of men in the Nettle L., Ajax and
Maybe this winter, the plans of his
companies in this respect are only nov;
being arranged. The wagon road from
Ferguson to their mines is almost completed, but there will bo no hurry aboui.
getting in supplies and incroasiug thc
working force until snow comes. 'Contrary to expectation there is not likely
to be any shipments made via Thorn
som's Landing, as Mr. Pool has assurances from the C. P. R. that any or,:
stored at Trout Lake this winter will
be shipped out over tlieir now Lardeau
branch at early spring. This practically closes tho pioneer-day methods
of transportation. It means, too, that,
tho freighting teams will be confined
moro exclusively hereafter to traffic
between tho mines and the railway
which will soon reach Forguson. Tho
promoters of the smelter proposition in
Fergusqn have not yet approached Mr.
Pool's'companies, but as soon as they
aro ready for business and can give
satisfactory results they will lind no
difficulty in getting all tho ore they can
handle. Mr. Pool regrets very much
that he did not continuo work longer
on the Ophir-Lade group, but lie could
not foresee the line open fiill wo aro enjoying. However, things in general
are moving along progressively and thc
whirl of industry often prophesied by
Mr. Pool for this camp seems to bo
gradually moulding into reality.
Someone has been stuffing tho Victoria Times and Nolson Miner concerning tho Metropolitan group of this
camp. Tho Metropolitan Is more than
"four miles from tho Silver Cup," in
fact it is located some ton miles up th'.
north fork of Lardeau creek while the
Cup is eight miles up the south fork
in almost au opposite direction.
Eighteen men will not bo engaged on
the property all winter. How these
erroneous reports get abroad is hard
to understand. Work has been suspended for the winter on tbo property
and a shipment of six tons, which
Manager McCrossan says will cos'j
about $185 a ton to land at'tho sraeltei.
is now enroutc.
II. M. Carter left on Tuesday morning for Walla Walla, Wash., where ho
will spend the winter. Harry has put
in a steady shift during this summer on
his mining properties In tho camp, am!
ho and his partner, Low Thompson,
have also arranged to placo thoir
Circle City townsite on tho market this
fall. O. R. N. Wilkie, P, L. S., has
plotted a portion of tho towusitc, and
Geo. B. Batho is to bo tho general
agent. A lively sale ot lots is anticipated when tho now townsite is thrown
on tho market in tho course of a couple
of weeks.
Low Thompson and H. M. Carter
have discontinued work on the Baltimore and Brooklyn for this season.
Thoy tapped the ledgo with a crosscut
tunnel last Friday, and found a little
ore, but no drifting has beon done as
yet. An open cut on a parallel ledge
gives promise of being an ore producer.
The work is right on the north fork
road about a milo and a half from
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UoMW'sflli;   sixty Hays. 17.50;   thirty (lays, 45.
^t��� ads. accopted at less than lull rales.
Sulisorlptlon Males:   By mail or carrier. JL'.OO
t-aranuiiiii ; sl.uo for sis montlis.  To forelou
.ddrosscs f'.'.w.   Stoppod al expiration.
.Job Printing:  The Eagle lob department Is
tlie best oquipiaid oaicc in Nonh Kootenay,
i od Is prepared lo exocuto all kinds of printing
.t honest prices.
Address all communications to
"The Trail smelter at Trail is being... company of to-day, except that
enlarged and when the additions there will be no possibility ot failure,
under way are completed it will have We say again, let the good work
a capacity of 1,400 tons per day. goon.
With additions being made to the
plants at Grand Forks, Greenwood
and Trail, a new smelter under
erection at Marysville in East
Kootenay and some others in contemplation it would seem as though
all the ores produced in the Kootenays and Vale will soon be treated
at home, and at the same time itjis a
sign that the ore output is increasing when there is such a demand
for more smelting facilities."
The Camborne camp is quieting
clown as winter approaches. All
mining camps have had to pass
through these various stages in
their career. The outlook forthe
Fish creek district next season is
most encouraging.
Scarcely a week passes in this
camp but what the absence of a
physician is painfully felt. When
one or two die from injuries tor no
other reason than lack of medical
attendance Lardeauites may bestir
themselves and secure a resident
physician at any cost.
if there is one thing more than
.another that this province is in need
of just now is redistribution. On
one pretext or another the subject
has been systematically shelved at
each session of the legislative!
assembly. It is high time that there
was a change.���Phoenix Pioneer.
The trusts are multiplying and
perfecting the industrial machinery
of production and distribution. You
can kick against the trusts all you
please, but they will flourish and
laugh at your wriggling. The trust
method is a higher and better one
than the old method of small production with its inestimable waste.
The remedy is not in decrying the
trusts, but to use them for the
benefit of all. That can only be
done by all the people owning them
and operating them for the public.
There is no other remedy. They
cannot be owned by corporations
and the public control them. Failure after failure has proven this,
even if it were not theoretically
untrue. Anything that is right in
theory is right in practice.���Appeal.
A guarantee of 225 16-candle
power lamps for six months will
secure for Firguson an electric
lighting system for this winter.
It would surely re-pay us all to All
this order. Arrangements to have
a few street lights would also be of.
appreciable value to the town and
way-faring pedestrians.
Thomson Landing family men
are becoming rather indignant over
the negligence of the educational
department concerning their legible
claim for an assisted school. They
have the children and the school
house, and the inspector has been
on the ground, but still no word
from the department is obtainable.
This is a matter Thos. Taylor, M.
L. A., might well look into.
Petty and personal political
wrangling continues at Victoria,
but the thought of calling the legislators together and giving this
province a lair redistribution measure doesn't seem to occur to the
premier. Surely no one can find
fault with the what the government
is doing. But what they are not
doing is of more importance to the
Political leaders of the old parties
in both Canada and the United
States are already lining up their
forces and preparing scare-crow
issues to fool the electors some
more. Soon thc victorious parties
will have to begin campaigning lor
the following elections as soon as
they reach office. The electors are
dissatisfied all right, but too many
don't know what they do want.
But education and enlightenment is
showing us that the embodiment
of the principles of the great private
trusts ot to-day in our legislation is
what we must adopt in self protection to the people.   The old policy
of ''the people be d " is not so
much in fashion   in   these  days of
l*reat trusts and progression.
Historical observation indicates
that the great masses of the people
ate content with the best that has
been objectively shown them. Hence
discontent is discovered only where
progress has been arrested, which
always means retrogression, life
bein;' an unfoldment. The ideal,
however, being of subjective origin,
yearns to express itsell in the objective world even in the face of
general discontent. Hence come
crucifictions. The nailing of the
N.azarene to the cross was an
expression of the philosophy commonly contained in the counsel,
"Let well enough alone." The
people did not want the kingdom of
heaven on earth. They did not
want the rules of the game changed
so long as any considerable number
might win at it. To-day it is much
the same. Mr. William Dean
Howells declares that if he had private information that the kingdom
of heaven on earlh were to come
to-morrow he would pray the Lord
to defer it for a week so as not to
scare the good people to death who
are praying for it all the time. It
is quite evident when we pause to
think about it that Mr. Howell's
position is well taken; the kingdom
of heaven on earth is at present
neither expected nor desired.���Pilgrim.
The old-time party grannies are
dumbfounded.      Just   why   their
ancient harangue is not accepted by
the twentieth-century  generation is
more   than   they  can- understand.
The thought of adopting a progressive platform, the only one which can
win the confidence of the electorate,,
never strikes them. The Revelstoke
Herald rather touches the spot when
it says:    "The party has no programme, no policy, no real leaders.
It is held  together, as far  as it
hangs together at all, by memories
and traditions.   But memories and
traditions, though they may keep
the old.'guard round the standard,
will  never   attract  the    younger
generation and furnish force enough
to win a campaign,   The Conservatives cannot expect to have a better
case, as long as they are content to
rely on mere criticism  of  Liberal
shortcomings in appealing to the
electors,  than they had at the last
election. It was conclusively proved
then that a clear and definite policy
embracing new features of interest
and attraction was what tlie party
needed.   But the lesson was allowed
to go unheeded and the  party has
simply been settling down   in the
mud ever since.   A finer field for a
leader of  energy and   spirit  was
never offered than is presented right
now by the field of public affairs in
Canada.    A bold challenge to the
Liberal  party, which  would divert
Canadian  politics from  the present
dead  and  dying  issues, which engross the attentionof the politicians,
into the real live questions, which
are agitating the public mind, would
very  quickly  change   the face of
affairs.    Does the party, which for
eighteen  years presided  over   the
destinies of Canada, not possess a
man  in its ranks with  brains and
force enough to seize on the opportunity?"
Ed. Bell's Pack Train
**���>"> J    \1      9 ��  But if you haven't
A   j/lf   flf-ffTf   engaged Ed. Bell
\>-M KJ C  M MfM MMM ���    to pack your sup-
^J> plies to any point in the district, with care and prompt-
.^ ness, get him.... He will give you good service at
���^ reasonable   prices Rawhiding contracts solicited.
Wholesale Liquor DeaIers>^Manufacturers of Aerated Water
Address:   Revelstoke, British Columbia.
s mokes.
Our Special
The Union
Thoy aro all Union mado aud of tho
bent Havana Tobacco moupy can
buy.  Try ��� --������ ���-������ '
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. Try one and satisfy yourself
J their quality.
Union Cigar
Co., Revelstoke.
There are Cheap and Good
Union-Made Cigars, but ths
Enterprise and Selkirk
Brands, manufactured by the Enterprise
Cigar Co., Kevelstoke, are unequalled in
tho provinco
For sate by Ferguson's Leading Hotels.
Ask for them.
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The Rossland Daily Calamity
Howler should make a note of the
following from the Nelson Miner:
The   British   Columbia    Mining
Record is apparently not in touch
with "the spirit ot the age" when it
attacks large capitalizations of com
panics.    It may be quite  true  that
the   custom   is  abused   by   some
unscrupulous     mining   companies
who   are   organized   for no   other
purpose than to fleece the investing
public, but the principle is right.
When we look   about   us and see
huge trusts or companies with from
five to one   hundred   millions   of a
capitalization, and even then paying
as high as thirty per cent, on watered stock and all, it gives some idea
ofthe practicability  of the concentration ot wealth,   It is a matter of
economy   pure  and   simple.    Is it
not reasonable to suppose that one
management with   say  a hundred
million dollars, can operate an industry cheaper than were the same
amount of money under the control
of a dozen different managements.
Let the good Work of co-operation
and centralization continue.    It is
only making ready for the day when
one capitalization will serve for all
Industries, and all  the  people will
share in its production���as shareholders do in the private trust or
Timid      Canadian     newspaper
writers are prone to deal with  the
social   conditions   of  the    United
States rather than  delve   into like
conditions    at    home.     And   the
following extract from  the Revelstoke    Herald   will   serve   as   an
applicable illustration, when it says:
"The social outlook in the  United
States is being discussed from every
point of view by scores ot writers in
the prolific field of the American
magazines and newspapers.     It is
being looked at from the capitalistic
side, from the socialistic side and
from   the   standpoint  of the mere
onlooker.    And the agreement on
one point is unanimous and that is
that the era of competition is entering upon the beginning of its end.
Capital has come to the   conclusion
that there is more profit in coopera.
tion with other capital than there is
in  fighting it.    Only yesterday the
lime honored axiom that competition
is the life of trade was considered
as Holy Writ.  Indeed a good many
people if asked for its origin would
have probably fathered it on  Solomon.     Today we see the greatest
money interests in the world endorsing the socialistic contention that so
far from  being the life of industry,
competition   is   an   obstacle    and
hindrance   in   the   way of reaping
industry's fullest harvest.   This is a
sign of the times that cannot  be
gainsaid.    And labor may well be
excused  some perturbation as   to
how this new order of things will
affect it.  Because while competition
Ask for our ���  ���
Popular Brands:
Ponton's Choice
D and M M
Nation's Pride ���
Canada's Own ���
M'oss Rose ��� 4
Silver Spray   ���
Union-Made *x
Manufactured by
by the Consume���' Tobacco Company, Mi
successors to Wagner-Kenton Tobacco Co . Leamington,'
STAKKKY ft Co., Nrr-lrmn, H.C., Agent* for tbe Kootenays
Sold by OEO. 11. BATHO -ft CO., FerRnHoii, B. C.
California "Wine Co., Limited.
Nelson, B. C.
When you reach Trout Lake City put
up the Queens. .Good accommodation
.. Best ol service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars..Fire proof safe..
Abrahamson Brothers; Proprietors.
Hotel Ferguson
The bar is supplied with the best brands 0/
/Pines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted.
Rate. ���9,00 a day and apwardi.
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors. \ \
The King's Hotel
Three   Storeys   High
Best and Biggest Stock
of Wines, Liquors
and Union-Made
Cigarsin the Lardeau
Well Lighted, Furnace
Newly Built
Newly Furnished
Victoria Avenue, East,
Ferguson, B. C.
in the manufacture of steel bilfets,
the refining of oil and the reduction
of lead ores is rapidly becoming a
thing of the past, the question remains still unsettled whether the
wage earners can successfully maintain their efforts to eliminate the
competition for work.
Hotel Lardeau
J. laughton, Proprietor.
������.��,. ��� -..���.���=���.���        AIH> MINING MEN	
���,_,,_,���_   CONVENIENTLY  $
If you want all the mining news of the Lardeau
you must become a paid-up reader ofthe EAQLE. SCREAMLETS
Many a man who poses as a cynic of
asceptic upon analysis will prove tobp
a plain dyspeptic. ., ��'.
The parson preaches that the lovo of
money is tbe root of all evif, but even
some of the parsons are strong diggers.
"A financier is a man wbo makes lots
of money, iatrt it, father?" "No,
Freddy, a financier is a man who gets
hold of lots of money other pooplo have
S. Shannon,
Assayer, and Analytical
The New York Tribune says: "The
capitalist and captain of industry In
these latter days has set himself to demonstrate that the theories of thu
Socialists are sound,"
The United States is drawing cards
alter all bets are up. Resolutions
against the admittance of undesirable
immigrants to tbe United States were
adopted recently at a largely attended
meeting of the merchants' and manufacturers' board of trade of New York.
President Roosevelt was urged to give
the matter his attention in his message
to congress.
There is a flutter in high society today owing to. the fact that the Earl
Marshal has Issued the rules and regulations governing what is to be worn at
tbe coronation of King Edward next
year. The whole document breathes
of the middle ages when distinctions
in dress wore considered so essential
To a Canadian such nonfcnse causes
ofeellngof weariness.
Vancouver!tus who keep Chinamen a*
domestic servanis are grad ually getting
"experience." Diamonds, eatables,
and other articles are stolon by the
wily-eyed Mongolian, whilo many
' "mysteries of the kitchen" are being
exposed. But native white women
have one consolation. Many of tbe
employers of Chinamen are not worthy
of the paid assistance of a woman.
United Batters of North America
thc United Unite���
of North America.
When you are buying a FUR HAT,
either soft or stiff,
see to It thut the
genuine U N I 0 N
Label is .sewed In it.
[f a retailer low
loose labels In his
possession . anil offers to put one In
hat for you, do not
patronize him. He
ItAR not any riant toliavo loose labels. Leone
labels in retail stores are counterfeits, Do not
listen to any explanation as to why (lie hut
has no label. The Genuine Union Label is
perforated on the four edgoa exactly tho samo
bh a postage stamp. Counterfeits am sometimes perforated on three of tho edges, and
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for tbe counterfeits. Unprincipled manufac-
turers nre using them In order to get rid of
their scab-made lints. Tho .John It Stetson
Co, and Henry M. Hoelofs & Co., both of Philadelphia, Pa., are non-union concerns,
\JOIIN A. MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N. J.
14 797 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter tf Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
J.M.Scott, B.A.,L.L.B.
Revelstoke, B. C.
I arr. prepared to fill ordets for W   "
any description or quantity  of (T
Lumber   on the shortest notice.  K
 Sawyer Bros.' ^
 Sash and Door���
I am agent for.
2 James Anderson j
7L Ferguson Saw Mill
and will be pleased to fill orders.
f. Iter all a dignified man ia consider-
��b!o of an hypocrite. A renowned
writer hits aaid that dignity is a mask.
A dignified man is afraid that you will
kDon he does not know everything.
Anyone nf common sense ia bnund co
admit what ho don't know, and never
Whamed of the admission bucause already there's much that he does know.
Thia ia the first step towards progress
in our learning. A sensible man if he
doesn't know is not afraid to ask a
question ��� no matter how email or
simple it may appear to another. And
the one who cannot answer it���If he Is
able to���without a sneer of a make-believe of euperior intelligence is, to say
the leaat, ignorant. The brain of a
man of dignity ia warped and "he can
nover learn until ho gets that dignified
nonsense out of him."���Ex.
- Por some unknown reason the Eaole
has. received a copy of the Mining
Review, published at Sandon, probably
the first copy that over mado its appearance in tbo Lardeau; and that will
do. No ono has boen willing to assume
the responsibility of its utterinua,
hence tbe owner or editor Is unknown
to us. But we'll bet ton to one that its
editor doesn't half live���that be merely
exists. In one column he pleads for
the mine operators, and maintains
tbat laborers have not the. same right
to placo a price upon their labor as a
merchant has to name the price of the
goods he sella. In another column a
strong plea ia made for tho sporting
women of Sandon. He thinks thoy are
fined too heavily, and should be
licensed and taxed according to value
���which reminds one of the atory,
"give me back my $7." The balance
Of the Sheet is devoted to John Houston's interests. The intrinsic value of
the advertising is about.'10 cents. John
should remit. It. is not always possible
to diagnose a case properly on the
start. We don't know the editor, but
lt Isn't necessary to see a chuckle-
bead to bo aware Of his existence,
The Review editor cannot be an old
lobster : his writing does not show
maturity. He is not young this Ideas
are beyond the bad ogg stage, and
vigor ia wanting. In shoi't,'\v# have
concluded, that he is a disappointment
of nature, a canting dullard who has
been dabbling in news ink for several
years, when he should have been
scabbing somewhere. He has apparently been connected with several and
sundry newspapei'6���bnok in Manitoba
���with always the aame dismal success
���failure. He Is not Incorapotent.A
man must make a certain showing to
be termed incompetent. But he merely
lacks tbe necessary gray matter to get
along in tbe world. The Review man
should close up his little junk shop and
pull away Irom conditions whioh are so
entirely distasteful to bim. The
Slocan could worry alone; without Mm.
Scenic Line
ofthe World
Kootenay Lake Serviee.
Leaves. Arrives
Tucs., Tluir.,Sat., I -.J- Tiles.,Thur.,S��t.
22.00 J-.d.rUU 21.8(1
Arrowhead Service.
Leaves ~ Arrives
Daily mi  Arrowhead   10.45 Daily
Dally 10.45 ARROWHEAD BRANCH 0.45 Dolly
Connects  Revel
stoke with
Imperial Limited    West
Geo. W. "orcy,
Mining Engineer.
R. Lyman, Jr.. ��.S���K.U.,
Kemb.A. I.M.K.
Corey $ Lyman,
Mining Engineers.
Lardoau properties managed,
examined and      JPar/iTtesin    7? fl
reported upon.    fergUSOU, n. O.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Serviee n Eagle hall every
' Sunday at 3 p.m junday school At 2 p.m.
Trout Lake City .   ServiceH In Forrester's
hall every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
school at 2r:J0 p.m.
REV. fl. J. GREEN. Pastor.
Milling men engage 'their
crews at Ferguson, and
pay them off in Ferguson.
The place where the mines
are is the place where the
Ferguson receives the pay
roll benefit from all the
Packing and
Ferguson Packing and
Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered Into Ior packing ol Mining Supplies, etc., to any
point in thu district.
Good,  prompt service, and any  work undertaken  jruaranteetf.
Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson a specialty,
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C. ^ff S. Daney, Proprietor.
Steamship Borvfco from Vancouver, China,
Japan, Australia and Alaska.
J. S. CARTER,      E. J. COYLE,
D. P. A., Nelson.      A.G.P.A., Vancouver.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   .   .
Tho most complete resort on the continent
of North America. Situated midst scenery
unrivalled for grandeur. Boating, fishing
and excursions. Resident physician and
nirse. In telegraphic communication with
all parts of tho world. Two mails arrive ami
depart every day. Its baths euro all nervous
and muscular diseases .is waters heal alt
kidney, liver and stomach ailments. Its
baths and waters are a sure remedy against
all argentiferous poisons. TERMS : |15 to
$18 per week, aceordlug to residence iu hotel
or villas.
The Lardeau District
us a profitable field for the judicious advertiser is unexcelled in this province. THE
LARDEAU EAGLE is the only medium
actually covering die district. An ad. 1c tlie
EAOLE will reaeli more people in Ferguson,
Trout Lake City, Thomson'a Landing, Comaplix, Camborno, Arrowhead, Teh Mile, Circle
City and every solitary mine in the district,
than any other paper published. No other
district in Canada offers suoh splendid opportunities for good, wide-awake advertisers,
Do you want more business? Then write at
once for our advertising rates and place your
patronace in tho only medium that actually
covers the fiold-THE LARDEAU EAGLE,
Job Printing
The EAOLE is the only printing office ln
North Kootenay which can furnish the
Typographical Union Label upon your
printed matter. This slone is u gun run tee of
fair wage conditions and best workmanship.
-Mail orders filled promptly. Let 'he EAOLK
print your printing1; always neat, u uan and
Tlio pay roll centre and tho placx* where Lan tn' shipping
mines are located, is situated .->�� miles BOUtbeasl oi Rovelstdkc.
From Revelstoke to Arrowhead by rail, 28 mile from Arrow
head to Thomson's Lauding by boat, 12 miles; from tlie l.anulr ���
to FERGUSON, by horse or stage, hi milos. Come straight ���_��
Ferguson.   Investigation courted.
Is the Coming Solid Town of the
Lardeau and Trout Lake District
Because of its unique geographical position; nature having provided as pretty a flat bench, at
the junction of the north and
south forks of Lardeau creek, as
ever a town was- built up on in
British Columbia.
Because the wonderful mineral
developments during the past
season have been a marvel to
outsiders seeking investment.
Not only have the old stand-by
properties improved with depth,
but the new finds and many test
ore shipments are exceedingly
gratifying, and attention must
surely be attracted this way.
Because the shipping mines are
located on Nettie L. hill, between the two creek forks; on
the Great Northern hill just
north of fhe town itself; and on
the south fork-and its tributaries,
for all of which Ferguson is the
supply point.
Because mine owners hire their
crews in Ferguson and pay them
off in Ferguson.
Because the offices of many of
the companies operating in tbe
camp are located here.
Because Ferguson receives the
pay roll benefit from these working mines.
Because this is the point where
mining men coming into the district make their headquarters; as
they can walk or ride and return
from most of the properties in
one day or less.
Because evefy pound of ore from
these mines coming down the
hill lands first in Ferguson.
From here it will be teamed to
transportation on the lake, a
distance of four miles.
BECAUSE when the railway reaches
the place where the mines arc it
will reach Ferguson.
Because there is every natural advantage for the building up of a
great mining center.
But why give other reasons: We have the mines, the pay roll, the natural geographical location, unlimited water power, etc., and the right kind of people to make
a town. The ore shipments, increasing business, and money and enterprise will do the
rest.   Come and see for yourself.
From $150 up
From $75 up
Henry Floyd
m j On the Wing
!        Items
Trout Lako v��lloy farmers delivered
considerable native bay in Ferguson
during tha week.
Threo years ago there were less than
'!00 trade-unions in Canada. Today
there is over 1,000.
Tho census authorities say tbe final
roturns will glvo the population of
Canada over five and a half millions.
Hoi. Nathaniel Clarke Wallace, woll
known tn Canadian politics, died at his
home in Woodbridge, Ont., on October
M. B. Webber and Dr. D. A. Stewart
of Winona. Minn., are in the camp
this week looking after tbeir interests
J. Q. McKinnon loft for Vanoouver
yesterday morning to accompany Mis.
McKinnon and their young daughter
Sir Wilfrid Laurier bas announced
tbat the alien labor law will be enforced to thp letter at Rossland. But
when ?
There is still a prospect of Kaslo's
Btnelter materializing. Chicago mon
are on .the ground sizing up tho
Work on tho Robson bridge over the
Columbia is steadily progressing and
it is expected that it will bo ready for
traffic some time in November,   i
The Imperial Limited schedule
ceased last Sunday. It will affect tbe
early arrival of mail in Ferguson,
which bas been so satisfactory all
Robert Foran is building a four-
roomed residence on the Daney addi'
tion, a portion of the Ferguson town-
site whioh is becoming popular among
The sum of 1500 has been added to
tho fund for the widows and orphans of
those wbo lOBt their lives tn the.Islander
disaster. It was donated by Geo. McL.
Brown, executive agent of the C. P. R.
Jack Knowles, the well known old-
time Lardeau prospector and pioneer,
wbo-was in town last week, left on
Sunday night for bis new stamping
ground in Olallo in tho Boundary
country.���Revelstoke Herald.
Hon. Francis J. Lascolles, who <was
charged with shooting his Chinese
cook at Goldon, was found not guilty of
manslaughter at the assizes, and he
waa committed to tho asylum. Els
friends will take him back to the old
Rov. Jos. McGammish of Carbon
dale 111., shot and killed John C. Browu
in the crowded streets of that place
last Saturday, owing to Brown being
jealous of the relations between his
wife and tho minister, which led up to
the tragedy.
J. B. Crossman, merchant tailor of
Revelstoke, who has been in the camp
for a week, left for Revelstoke this
morning. He reports business brisk,
so much so that ho is arranging to
open a tailoring establishment; |ln the
pay roll centre.
James Tobin of Thomson's Landing
was in town on Monday. He has purchased four lots in block HO, and intends
to lay a foundation for a bl acksmith
shop, so that ho can build during tho
wintor. Ho will not move his- family
hero until spring.
S. A. Sutherland of the firm of McKinnon &. Sutherland, has returned
from a business trip through the
Okanagan valley. While there be
purchased one and a half carloads of
vegetables which aro uow being
freighted In from thu Landing.
"THB Lardeau Eagle: impresses
me with the idea that it is tha most
truthful and consistent mining paper I
have yot had thc pleasure of reading,
and that it always endeavors to lay
bare the actual facts, and 11 certainly
hns grounds for claiming that those
who wait on the Lardeau's :riches will
bo amply repaid for thoir patience.���
Dr. A. H. Allen, Paisley, On*."
Postmaster G. B. Batho is U> be commended for the progressive spirit he
bas shown in giving tbe pooplo of
Forguson the advantages of a modern
postoffice oqulpment. Tbe , Haolp.
doubts vory much whether thoro 1b a
neater and more convenient postpfflce
in North Kootonay. The duties <of a
postmaster necessarily increase wh ere
such progress is being made, as Is .the
case in this town and vloinity, and Mr.
Batho apparently intends to keep
abreast of the times.
* Don't wait; but telephone at once.
Always in order now. Ferguson office
at Cummins & Co.'s store.
* J. 13. Cressman, merchant tailor,
Revelstoke, will re-visit Ferguson and
Trout Lake this week. See circulars
for particulars.
* If you want to find where you are
at buy a copy of the new map of the
Lardoau. The Eaolk has the sole
agency for Ferguson'.
* Now ready, the "Union" and "Our
Spocial" cigars, ut the Union Cigar
Factory, Kevelstoke. Stock and workmanship guaranteed.
* Special attention is directed to
Andrew F, Rosenberger's advt. in this
issue. No stock to sell; straight legitimate mining properties placed.
* When you want a new book, a
magazine or reading matter of any
description, order it from the Canada
Drug & Book Co., Revelstoke, B. C.
* Send in your orders for the
"Union" and "Our Special" cigars to
the Union Cigar Factory, Revelstoko.
Stock and workmanship guaranteed.
Imperial Bank
�����-���   ^f Canada.
CAPITAL ��� - -
. J2.50U.00O.0O.
��� 11,850,000.00.
General Banlti.iq Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits tn Savings
Department at current rates.
Partly furnished, two bedrooms,
room,and kitchen. Water in hoiso.
Large wood shed.
Also a four-roomed shack.
Apply to:   R. LECKIE-EWING, Ferguson.
On Monday, Sept. 80th, between Trout Lake
and Ferguson, one plain cold wedding ring,
and one small ring with "a pearl and ruby
netting land one stono missing).
Kinder will be suitably rewarded by leaving
same at the Eagle oflice.
H. EdwardsJt*V
Deer Heads, Birds, Etc.
Mounted. Furs and Skins
Tanned and Dressed.
Third street ^Revelstoke
New Fall Goods
The store occupied at present by A. F. Ran
bine, drugf-ist,   Possession after December 1st
Foi particulars apply or write to
It. P. PKTTIPtEOK, Ferguson.
[Form F.]
MOUNTAIN  BOY  mineral claim, situate in
the Lardeau Mining Division of West Kootenay   District.    Where located:    Mohawk
creek, n tributary of Pool creek.
TAKE NOTICE tbat I, William A. Bauer, act-
Ing aa agent for James A. .Magee. Free Miner's
Certificate No. 11. 1.5700, and W. O. Glrard, Free
Miner's Certificate No. B. 15C86, intend, sixty
days from thc date hereof, to apnly to thc Mining Recorder for a certificate o(*flnproveutents,
for tho purposo of obtaining a Crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section  '���'���", must bo commenced before the
issuance of such certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 10th day of October, 1001.
octl"2ra        WILLIAM A. BAUER, P.L.8.
{Form F.)
CANADIAN GIRL  mineral claim, situate in
tho Trout Lake Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.    Where located:    Ou
the east side of tlio north fork of Lardoau
river and beimr a south easterly extension
of the Iron Horse.
TAKE NOTICE that I, O. B. N. Wilkie.aoting
a agent for R. W. Northey, F. M. 0. H40200, r.
McCarty, F. M. C. B47068- Andrew Craig, F.M.C.
B82810,intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder fur a certificate oi  improvements, for the  purpose of
obtaining a Crown grant of tlie above claim.
And further take notice that action, undor
section 37, must he commenced  before  tbe
issuance of such certificate of Improvements,
Dated this 20th day of August, 1901.'
aug29 2m 0. B. N. WILKIE.
(Form F.)
' NOTICE.   ,
HORSESHOE mineral claim, situate In  the
Trout Lake .Mining Division of West Koote
nay District.    Where located:    On Trout
TAKE NOTICE that I, Edwin Hillman. Free
Miner's Cortifieato No B. .12000, Intend, sixty
days from  the date hereof, to apply to tlie
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Craut of thc above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section It7, must be commenced   before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of September, A. I). 1901.
sept 6 2m EDWIN HILLMAN.
Tho question of clothes is one that
should interest any man. High-class
tailoring insures perfectly fitting garments. It increases tin* life of tiie
clothes, too, You will hear our work
highly commended by those who know
good clothing when they see lt. Our
BUits will please you.
Tweed Suits~$l6, $18, $20
tweed Trouserings:
$4,00,   $4.50,  $5.00.
Ladles' high class custom tailoring.
Ladies' audGctit lemon's Rain Coats
made from the very best waterproofed
worsteds, to order. These coats serve
the double purpose of a ruin coat as
well as a spring or fall overcoat. Ladies' and gentlemen's fur-lined coats
and jackets, to order.
The Art Tailor,
Revelstoke, B. C.
To C..I, Smith and F. W. Hinsdale, or lo any
person or persons to whom tbey mav-bave
transferred their interests.
TAKE NOTICE that we, thc undersigned, co-
owners with ynu in tlie Copper Key mineral
group, situated on Short creek, soutli of Pass
croak, in the Trout Lake mining division of
West Kootenay, in the Province of British
Columbia, have expended eight hundred ($800)
dollars in labor and improvement upon tbe
above mentioned mineral group in order to
hold said group under Section 24 of tiie Mineral
Act. and if within ninety days from the first
publication hereof, yon fail or refuse to eon-
tribute your portion of such expenditure, together with the cost of advertising, for 1900 and
1901 respectively, your interests in tho said
group will becomo the property of the subscribers, under Section 4 of the Mineral Act,
Dated at Sandon, B, C,r this Mb day of August,
1901. /m-MwwU   HENRY HANN,
aug22 IBigneaj  J0E M0RETT
Druggist aw Stationer
Including Fish Creek and
Upper Duncan River, compiled by S. Shannon, 13. A , and
A. P. Cummins, P. L. S., is to
hand, and all orders will be
filled by the Eagle promptly.
The map is certainly the best
thing ever attempted in this
line which has come to our
notice. The Trout Lake division is shown in black, the
Lardeau in red, and the Alnsworth in blue. A tenderloot
could take a copy of this map
and find any claim in the three
divisions. The mountains,
creeks, wagon roads, trails,
railway routes, and the location
and name (by a unique index)
of every mineral claim in the
district is shown.
Next to visiting the country in
person this map takes first place.
In fact every geographical
feature is so weil defined that
one can see at a glance the
nature of our country, and the
trend of the claim locations
gives an intelligible idea of the
mineral belts running through
the camp.    It is certainly the
- ' t   t
ever offered in the map line of
a mining camp. It is the. first
complete map ofthe district and
should sell like tickets to the
Pan. Address your order, with
an enclosure of a- one dollar
bill, (nocheques, orders, etc.)to
Ferguson, B.C.
���������-���������* +-*+++*-**��� .... T -^
Our store room capacity has been almost
doubled .���������Our stock Mas never so large and
well assorted.������ Recognizing the increased
number of men employed In thc mines wo
have especially prepared to supply their overy
need.-#-s>Expcrienco has taught us the kind of
goods to buy���the best���and our stock of Mou)s
Clothing, from head to foot, was never so large
and assorted as now.������Any order, from two
bits to a earlgbd, is filled promptly- ami with
a desire to please our constantly.Increasing
number of Qustomer8S,***+H pays to deal with
j���� | McKinnon cfr
EXAMINE OUR 'STOCK  ������������������������������+'���������
\\[      Our Stock of Gents Furnish-
ings is Complete >ff "^ >*f
A Full Stock of Dry Goods
Staple and Fancy Groceries
A Fresh Shipment of Fruit in
Oold, Silver-Load and Copper Minos wanted at thc EXCHANGE. FREE
MILLING   COLD properties  wanted  at onee for  Eastern   investors*.
Parties having mining property For Sale are requested to send samples
ol thoir ore to the KXCHANqE for exhibition.
All samples should be sent by express prepaid. Correspondence
solicited.  Address all communication to
P.O. BOX 700,      NELBON, D. 6.
���    ^
i  i
Established 1896
1     1
| General Merchants
1C. B. Hume & Co. I
��� Wholesale and Retail ���
General Merchants
The largest importers in North Kootenay.
| Stores at Revelstoke and Trout Lake City, B. C,
|��*m><S<m **�����*���? W***********
Carpets. Floor Oils,
Linoleum, Wall J*V,   ���
Paper, Blinds, Etc.
Agents for Pianos,
\   Sewing   Machines,
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Citizens ofthe Lardeau District
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