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"���V New York Market.
Jr*7 SiLVER-Bar     $  541
jf I Lead���100 lbs       445
g'  I Copper     15.00
Vol   IV, No IS.
Ferguson, B. C, MAY22, 1903.
$2 a Year
Mr. Eberts Examined.-
C. P. R. President Says
Government Exceeded
Its Powers on Grants.
Victoria, B. C., May 10.���Attor-
noy General F.berts was on the stand
all day of the 15th. Ho said he
had told Mr. Taylor what Mr. Wells
had said at the executive meeting���In
effect that Mr. Taylor bad approached
him, Welle, and offered him a share or
interest in a land company if he would
delivor up certain grants. Witness
had asked Mr. Wells, "Do you think
I'm guilty of anything wrong in connection with this matter?" Mr. Wells
had replied, "Certainly not." Witness
had Bald that he did not believe Mr.
Taylor would bo guilty of such a thin-.:
either. Mr. Taylor had been very indignant when Mr. Wells' charge was
related to him, and had asked if he
might not go before the executive and
defend bis character. Mr. Taylor at
that time had made no statement to
witness as to what had occurred in
Montreal. Mr. Wells bad on a subsequent occasion denied that he had told
the story to Mr. Dunsmuir in tbe first
instance. He could not just recall the
circumstances Of this conversation. It
was on the 20th of March tbat Mr.
Wells had denied tbat he had made
the statement to Mr, Dunsmuir. Mr.
Wells had stated that it was Mr. Prentice.
Witness recalled Mr. Brown complaining of the recession, at a meeting
of the executive. He could not recall
any reasons for the cancellation being
given Mr. Brown. It was a stormy
session so far as Mr. Brown was concerned. He bad been very vigorous In
his protests. No reasons for the cancellation were given Mr. Brown. Mr.
Brown read a telegram from Sir
Thomas Shaughnessy on, the subject of
the recision, to the effect that people in
public life could do what private individuals could not in respect to contracts. Brown had asked each of thc
n. inisters in turn if they believed that
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy would be implicated in such a transaction as alleged
in Mr. Wells' report of the Taylor incident. The ministers had said tbat
they did not regard Sir Thomas
Shaughnessy or the C. P. B. was so
implicated,. Tbey either said this or
said nothing at all. Witness did not
remember (hat any promise that legit -
latlon would be introduced in 1002 under which the company would get these
blocks bad been made by Mr. Wells. If
any such arrangement had been made.
It was not within witness' recollection.
The question of tbe recision of the
grants, to witness' knowledge, came up
on the 18th of March. The members
of the -government were aware as early
as the 3rd of March, that inquiries
were being made ln this matter. As to
Mr. Wells' statement that ln a conver-
tion with witness, he Wells, bad said
that If the grants were delivered "tbe
government would have to go," and
Mr. Eberts had replied, "let us go,
then." Witness and Mr. Dunsmuir
were pressing for the delivery of tbe
grants; Mr. Wells did not deliver the
grants. The matter* ef the effect upon
tbe government, politically, of the disclosure of these facts In connection
with the grants, w(i*j,discussed, among
tbe members of the government. Witness would not say, tlie goyerflinent attempted to keep back the information
Id this matter. The return of Information to the bouse wei ordered the da;
after the recision order was passed.
He had never heard it given as a
reason for the non-delivery of the
grants tbat the company would not
agree to build the road to Spence's
Bridge. He bad never heard any
reason given for the non-delivery of
the grants. Ho could not say that political pressure in tho house was the
reason for the non-delivery. Witness
could not say tbat cancellation of the
grants had been resolved on before the
18th March. He could not say that the
government had before that date, re-
resolved that the grants could not be
delivered. He understood that Mr.
Wells was taking, this position. He
could not recall. that Mr. Wells was
urging political expediency. The matter was always spoken of as a completed matter until the Taylor episode
came up. The construction of the
Midway-Spence's Bridge road was
never mentioned in connection. Witness' viow of the reason for cancellation was because Mr, Dunsmuir believed this story, Mr. Dunsmuir had
said so.
ttrnml Trunk Pacific.
A special dispatch from Ottawa to
Vancouver says it is reported that the
Dominion government has decided to
grant a subsidy to the Grand Trunk
Pacific for 3,000 miles to the extent of
$5,000 per mile. This means a cash
grant of $15,000,000. In addition, it is
said, the government will guarantee
bonds to tbe oxtent of $20,000 per mile
for 3,000 miles, which would enable
the company to raise $00,000,000 more
by mortgage. In an Interview today
Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, president
of the Grand Trunk, said:
"There have been some rumors in
circulation tbat the Grand Trunk company is not behind the Grand Trunk
Pacific enterprise. I strove to make it
clear to the railway committee that
this opinion was altogether erroneous."
"Are you free to state what kind of
financial aid you desire from the government?"
"I would rather not discuss that.
Naturally we expect to get a reasonable amount of assistance. No company can be expected to promptly
build 3,000 miles of railroad, mainly
through a new and largely unsettled
country, without getting some aid.
What form that aid would take is for
the government to determine."���Rossland Miner.
A I't-otltahlo Investment.
"Thore are few investments that pay
larger dividends than a newspaper subscription wisely placed. The local
newspaper is a factor of great moment
in the development of a locality and it
should* be heartily supported by the
people it serves." That is the sort of
newspaper the Eagle isandlt is being
supported, but it can always do with
more support. To tho Eaole add a
metropolitan weekly of general excellence, giving tbe wider news of tbe
world and you have a satisfying _om-
The Free Press, Winnipeg, is a city
newspaper of general excellence and
Is just tho kind of paper to be taken in
conjunction witb tbe Eaole.
We will send the Eagle and the
Weekly Free Press clubbed for one
year to any address for $2.75.
The splendid pictures given as premiums with the Free Press are alone
worth the price of the subscription.
.We have samples of these attractive
premiums at this oflice and invite your
inspection of them at any time.
Victoria Day Celebration, Kaslo, May 35.
Forthe above event tbe Canadian
Pacific railway will sell return tickets
at fare and one-third for the round trip,
and have arranged special service from
Trout Lake City, leaving Trout Lake
City 2 p. m., Sunday, reaching Kaslo
same night at 8 p. m. Returning on
regular trip will leave Ratio 8 p. m.,
Monday, arrive Trout Lake City midnight.  Fare, 13.75.
Men Representing Large
Capital Coming to Spy
Out Mining Property
About Ferguson.
Mr. George Ross, who as administrator of his son, William E. Ross, is
largely interested in the Black Warrior group, the Silvery King and other
mining property near hore, returned
recently from Nelson and nurpo.es to
mako Ferguson his headquarters for
the summer, and is negotiating for raining property close to town.
He brought letters of introduction
(rom influential men In eastern Canada,
and theso put him in contact with the
best financiers and legal advisers in
the province, and helped him greatly
in settling his son's estate, and also in
making investments.
In an interview with a representative of the Eagle Mr. Ross said:
"1 mean to settle down here for the
summer. My interests are tho country's interests, and I have done my
best to advance both. It appears to
me that the Lardeau peoplo aro fond
of .allowing their light to shine under
a bushel. My business has brought
me In contact with men of all classes,
financiers, mining men, newspaper
proprietors, merchants and laborers,
and generally speaking I have found
them profoundly ignorant of the Lardeau. That gave me an opportunity of
eolightonin* them, and 1 am glad to
say that I did it effectually in some
cases, to which I shall refer. If I, unaided, succeeded so far, how much
further could your townsmen advance
the town and locality by systematic,
sensible, united endeavor by publication of properly illustrated truth-telling pamphlets, and so on? I think the
people of Ferguson lack enterprise in
not advertising tlieir district's resources and showing to the outside
world that thoy are alive.. Other places
I have been in this spring; where they
have not one-half the 'iuallty of ore,
etc., but thoy show an up-to-date activity that is bound to do good on the outside.
,i "You will have oxperts all over your
liills the moment the snow gets off���
men representing an abundance of capital. I say that becauso I have the
proofs in black and white in my pocket.
There is the firm of McKeevor Bros, of
>New York and Chicago, Interested In
bonds and stocks exclusively. Their
bank rating all over the states Is half
a million dollars. They representing
several important syndicates and monied corporations, hare undertaken tbo
responsibility of sending ln here during the coming summer two exports to
thoroughly examine the mining conditions. Those experts will report to
McKeevor Bros., who in turn will advise favorably or otherwise to tbe syndicates. I trust the people will be
ready to show those gentlemen things
as they really are. The country Is all
right. All we want is Inspection���fair
and honest Inspection under reasonable
conditions, with no misrepresentation
on either side.
"Then Messrs. McMaster Bros., the
celebrated law firm of Montreal, also
intend sending experts here to find out
property���gold, silver, .zinc, copper or
lead���Into which capital can be put and
from which tbe chances are good that
fair returns may be realized on the Investment. Tbey also are, acting for
clients who are willing and able to put
large amounts of capital Into the Lardeau district, providing report! oi the
experts show that such investments
would be profitable. When I was in
communication with the heads of those
firms I was in a position to tell them
that tho infamous 2 por cent tax
would be abolished. Sinco that time I
am pleased to find that the tax has
.been abolished. That tax was destructive of enterprising investment.
I also was able to inform tbom of the
removal of the duty on the exportation
of zinc ores into the states.
"Tho entire horizon is bright with
hopo for the Lardeau and Slocan. Let
;us all unite in seeking to bring about
the deliverance of the entire mining
section of JJ. C. from tho inactive condition that has existed for tho past few
Tlt��� Trail Iteiluery.
Much activity is boing displayed in
and about tbo lead refinery on the hill.
The plant for the treatment of silver
slimes is rapidly nearing completion,
the work being delayed somewhat during the last fow days by reason of the
slow delivery of lumber and other necessary materials. The brick work is
all done, and as soon as the building is
finished it will be a vory commodious
one for tho furpose intended. Plans
are out for the erection of a new melting plant to be used in connection with
the refinery. This building, also, will
be mads of brick, and be a valuable
adjunct to Trail's new and growing industry of lead refining. The operation
of these plants will be in charge of Mr.
Robert L. Whitehead, formerly manager of the Seattle refinery, who is a
metallurgist of considerable reputation in this particular line.
The Trail refinery is now attracting
the attention of the mining world in
general, and its process of refining is
being investigated to an extent that
augurs well for the future of refining
lead by moans of electricity. In fact,
many authorities are predicting that it
will surely do away with the old zinc
desilverization process, now adopted
universally. This means much for the
inventor, Mr. Botts, who is no stranger
to Trail, as it will be remembered he
spent a good part of last year here, installing the present plant���the only
one of its kind in existence.���Trail
Inquest lit (*n mltorno.
On Friday evening, the 15th instant,
W. Edwin Newcombe, M. 1)., and Coroner for the Lardeau, was notified of
the death, supposedly bv his own hand,
of one Walter Harris, at Cambourne,
The Dr. left Forguson early next morning, Saturday the Kith inst., for the
seene of the tragedy and immediately
on arrival impannoled a jury and held
an inquest. Government Agent George
Sumner conducted the examination for
the crown and the following witnesses
were examined: George Sumner, provincial constable, Geo. Ritchie, Fred
Morrison, John Ennest, proprietor of
tbe Criterion hotel, Miss Gilchrist,
Chas. Barnes and John Harris, brother
of tho deceased.
Altera careful examination of witnesses tho jury retired and In a fow
minutes reappeared with tho following
verdict: "That said Walter Harris
came to his death by a self inflicted
pistol wound on tbe right side of his
New Method of Tempering Steel.
i Joseph Piper, a toolmaker of Hamilton, O., announces tho perfection of a
marvelous process for tempering steel.
H gave a public demonstration last
night, April',27j,| ijPsing 8, razor of his
manufacture to cut pieces from nails
and then shaving with the same blade.
Tbe keen edge did not show any sign of
its rough usage.���Tho American Metal
Market. _______________
Reeve-Stokes���At the home of the
bride's parents. Okanagan Landing,
B, C, on Tuesday morning, May
16th, by Rev. R. W. Craw, B. F. Reeve
oi Fergueon, to Elsie Stokes. I
i nun
No Possibility of Starting Work for a MonHr
Yet.--Two Towers Arc
The Metropolitan company niude ori
inspection of the tram and cliancos -T
malting a start at an early date, but
this now appears out of thc question.
The Triune basin is lined with slides
and towers No. .1 and 7 of tho trnra
have been carried away, and In doing
so the cable has jumped off a number
of the remaining tower-, and is in
many places for hundreds of feci.
buried in the snow. The worst featpro
is, that owing to the danger of slide,
it is unsafe to do any immediate work,
and as several heavy slides havo yot to
come down, it is hard to say just what
the.results may be, or whether tho balance of the tram line will escape or be
" The cabin at the mine has collapsed
under the weight of snow, so that work
at the mine or upper end of tram cannot bo started until paok horses can
reach that point, which will be near
the I5th June. There is an average of
seven foet of snow in that vicinity yet,
and while the adjoining hills appear to
have less than usual, tho appearance is
that this is due to the wind drifting ii
off into tho Triune basin.
Tho company is anxious to start
work as quickly as possible, and it is
the intention of tho management to
commence mining and ship out by pack
horses, the same as last year, while
tram repairs aro going on.
Dying frum famine.
Victoria, B. C, May 12 ���According
to mail advices received from Soutli
China hundreds aro dying In Kwang
provinco as a result of the famine there.
Correspondents writing from several
sections Bay the destitution, suffering
and death is appalling. Whole families aro subsisting on a few ounces of
rico a day, or on roots and leaves.
General Election,, In January.
Mr. Rufus Pope is reported to have
stated, at the Conservative club Btnokei
in Montreal on May Sth, that he had
roason to believe thc present lions*,
would bo dissolved and a general fit*
tion be held in January next.
The towns in tho North West Territories arc growing apace. The assessment of Kdmonton for tiie current yenr
Is $3,217,616,
The committee of the House of Commons having on hand the redistribution of the ridings of tho Dominion
are nt work at Ottawa. The new bill
to bo brought down will givo live member to the oity ol Toronto, and Western Canada is the gainer by several
members. .
Service will bo held in Eagle hu.
overy Sunday commencing at.'lp. tn.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p.m. Ail
are Invited to attend.
S. J. GBEEN, Pastor,
Divine servico will be held every
alternate Sunday In Eagle hall at:; i;t
the afternoon.
An Invitation to attend is extended to
everybody H. A. Solly,
Curate, =1
Lardeau Bagle
sW.l evory l*rt,lay nt Ferguson, B. C
v -, by
horn all eorroapondonco should be mailed
Subscription Rntes: *'J,00 per annum, to
y addrosaln Amorlca;-Jl.28 for six months
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���HiBijlQ column Inch per month, Logul ads., \2
itiisper (nonpariol] line for first insertion; i
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Niii-.'ty duy legal notices, $10.: sixty days,|7,60[
.tiii yilayb, fo< Nu nels. accepted at less than
��� liese rates.   No loom ior quack ads.
Four weekly insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
FRIDAY. MAY 22, 1903.
John Atkinson returned Saturday
Irom a visit to Winnipeg, Man.
He says the congestion of people,
Immigrants, at the Manitoba capital as well as in most of the towns
trom Winnipeg to Calgary, was
simply wonderful, but like all thinking men who believe that Canada
has a magnificent future before her,
he could not but deplore the unwise
emigration methods that have been
employed by the present government* in encouraging and assisting
the large number of the Slavonic
race to leave their homes and come
".o Canada's iair domain. He
-'links, and rightly, too, that the
large immigration oi th.-iu people
will be found to deter the higher
and more desirable classes of
Europeans from emigrating to Canada, for instead of proving an uplifting element, they have introduced customs and principles that
have been foreign to our country
heretofore. One has only to visit
any one of the towns where these
people bave planted themselves to
find proof of the genuineness of
this contention.
Canada -is a country, where natural conditions are- exceptionally
:;ood and when any community is
inhabited by industrious, intelligent
people, the whole country is benefitted; the government coffers are
enriched, the manufacturers have a
broader field for the sale of their
wares, more railways are required
and the country forges ahead, On
the other hand, a people who are
not thrifty or ambitious, who have
no desire to learn and adopt the
customs of their Anglo-Saxon
neighbors, they prove a detriment
and an expense and a charge on
lhe country. Happily a large majority of the people arriving this
season are of the. better class.
In south east Kootenay for the province; saved at least until some railway corporation asks the government for another land subsidy.
There seems no immediate chance
of.a settlement of the U. B. R. E,
strike and the C. P. R. are having
their work done in a kind of a way
by outside men. The strikers are,
however, hopeful of being able to
gain a settlement when President
Shaughnessy is in Vancouver. At
a large mass meeting held at Vancouver on the night of the 13th
inst. addresses were delivered by
President Lamrick of the local order, Chris Foley, J. E. Bird and
Geo. Estes. These gentlemen advised the strikers to stand firm.
The Gamey investigation in Toronto, Ontario, has been dragging
along until Thursday last, when it
was adjourned for a week. There
has not been much new evidence
brought to light in the past fortnight outside of that given by the
Globe reporter, who told of Hon.
J. R, Stratton having requested
him to forget parts of a conversation had by the minister and the reporter.    	
After carefully examining the report submitted by the commissioners who looked into conditions at
Frank, Alta., the North West government have permitted citizens and
any others who wish, to occupy the
town of Frank. Business has been
started again, and providing no
further trouble occurs a fairly prosperous season is hoped for.
The market is good for silver,
copper and zinc ores and indications
point to an improved condition of
the lead market.
on second floor in Eagle block
Ferguson, B. C.
Open for engagement for
day or night meetings
at reasonable rental.
[ Write or call on
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Ihe Columbia and Western land
grant investigation still  plods on
without any really new evidence being adduced.   A large  part of the,
week has been taken up in an ex,i
iimination ,.o<    Attorney   General
Eberts.    He contradicted several of
the   statements   of  his colleague,
1 Hon. Mr. Wells.   There seems to '
-*<be,a growing tendency throughout
,,..lie country to credit Wells with
,,(iiore principle and a greater regard
far the peoples' interests than was
* heretofore accorded him.    It looks
very much as if he was after the
W, mit   and either weakened   or
-something went wrong  with   the
works, but in   the face of recommendations from h|s colleagues to-
'deliver the granti to the C. P. R.
"Watches, Clocks arid
Ihave high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Crescent, Street,
C. P. B. Speoial,
Elgin, Father Time,
Veritas and B. W.
i have Eight-Day, Gon
Stirlke and Nickle Clocks.
J. V.. RB&VES,
h'*efM-?4 ultimately and thus savedlUeW./er    -Ollff   Optician,
F trgusou
that valuable parcel oi land downj
How's your Printing? Do you know that the
EAGLE Job Department has one of the best
equipped plants in North Kootenay and that it is
unnecessary to send out of the Lardeau for work?
ior that order you aie sending away out of the
district to save a few shillings. Don't be fooled.
The EAGLE cank give you satisfaction. "We
carry only the first" Quality in office stationery, etc.
Receive Our Strict Attention.
THE  EAGLE,   Ferguson, B.C.
Drugs ami stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded..
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The Lardeau is the richest
known mining district in British
Golumbia and the mines, particularly those about Ferguson,
contain large ��� _u antities of ore
being big as wt ill as rich. Several
new properties will ship
ore during the coming year and
the town is sure to double
in size Buy a few lots now
before the effect of this year's
progress sends them up, may-
hap beyond you r reach.
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up.
For Further*,, Information* Apply to
Henry  Floyd   ���
Qt neml Agentt
.-Revelstoke, B. C.
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45 Bleury St,
Will be represented ln
Ferguson throe or four
days euch month. Any
orders (or clothing will
receive close attention
and we
Our representative
S. A. Scott' is
practical tailor .and
will make clothes
Ht. Hold you'
orders for him.
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listeu to any explanation as to why the hat
has no label. The Genuine Union Label is
perforated on the four edges exactly tbe same
us a postage stamp. Counterfeits art* some*
times perforated on three of tlie ed-_.es-, aud
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order to get rid of
their scab-made hats. The John B. Stetson
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TAKE NOTICE, that a special general meeting of the shareholders of Great Western
Mines, Limited Liability, will be held at the
office of the company, Ferguson, 11. c, on thu
:toth day of May, l.H)*l, at 8 o'clock p. m., for the
purpose of considering, aud, if deemed advisable, to pass resolutions authorising the
directors of the Company to issue debentures
of thn company to tho oxtent of $25,000 for the
pirpospof providing funds for the installation of machinery and other plant for the pur-
Bostisof thc company and to secure such debentures, if deemed advisable, by a pledge or
mortgaging of all or any of tbe company's assets. B.O. HADOW,
May 15-30 Secretary.
Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.
To H. T. McColl, or whomsoever he may have
transferred his interest ln the Triune Fraction No. 3 mineral claim, situated on Brown
creek, tu the Trout Luke Mining Division,
West Kootenay Distriot of B. 0,
You are herein- notified that I have expend
id $100 In tabor and Improvements upon Hit
above   mentioned   fractional mineral claim
since July 1st, 1002, under the provisions of the
Minoral Act, and lf within W days from thc
tjatpof [his notice you fail or refuse to coutribute your proportion of tho above mentioned
sum, which is now due' together witli all
cost of advertising, your interest iu the said
claim will become the property of thc undersigned under section 4 of the "Mineral Aet
Amendment Aet 1000.
Dated at  Ferguson, B, C. this tith day of
April, 1903.
C. O. Woodrow.
Certificate of Improvements.
��� ttrmv Minoral Claim, situate in tbe Trout
_Khs Mining Divi-ion of West Kootenay District. Where located:���Between the North
and the South Porks of Lardeau Creek, West
Kootenay 11,0, .
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur P. Cummins,
of Ferguson, B. 0.. acting as agent for George
C. Lembke, William H. Lembke and Christian
il. Lembke, Freo Miner's Certificates Nos.
B. H7107, Bi 08187 and B. 117152 respectively,
intend, sixty days from tho dan hereof, to
apply jo tbe Mining recorder for a Certillcate
ot Improvements, forthe purposo of obtaining
a Crown Grant of tho abovo claim.
-And further take notlee that action, under
section 117. must bo commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 4th day of April. A. D. 1003.
4J>1 JO 03 A, P. CtoUUHB. -P. U 8.
Tinie Table.
Running between Arrowhead, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing October Mtb, 1901, will sail as follows,
weather permitting.
Leaving Arrowhead for Boaton and
Coraapl.x, twico dally���10k and luk.
Leaving Beaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhoad, twice dally��� 7:liik and
12;45k. Making elose connections
with all C. P. It. Steamers and trains.
Tho owners* reserve the right to
change times of sailings without
Tha Fred Robinson Lumber Co.Ltd
Headquarter.) for Aaaayers, Mining
& Mill Supplies. Hole agents in Ii.
C. for Morgan Crucible Co., Hattersca,
England; F. \V. Brann & Co.'s Patent
Cai-y Furnaces, Burners, etc.; Wm. Ainsworth it Co.'s Fine Balances, etc., etc.
Earner ?
If so why not invest some of your
earnings to meet a possible reversal
of fortune. For a safe, profitable
investment there is nothing beats
an   accumulation    policy    in   the
This is a purely mutual company
and all its assets, surrfeu's and earnings belong- to its policy holders.
For rates,, etc., apply to agent,
Ferguson, B. C.
Lardeau mines, ltd.
The throe claims owned by tho company are the "Lardoau
Queen," tho "Lardeau King" and tho "Lardeau Prince," all abutting
end to ond, through which three leads pass the entire length, situated at the hoad of Lexington creek, in the Lardeau mining division
of West Kootenay, British Columbia.
( These three claims are located on the western slope of Goat Mountain, the lines boing north-westerly and south-easterly, and form ono
complete portion of Mineral land of about 150 acres. They he oast
less than four miles up from Fish river.
The group lies in the "Sitting Bull" and "Wild West" belts,
two of the strongest and best known leads in that district, and work
already done on apjacent extentions has given most satisfactory
results as to extent of ore bodies and increased values with depth.
The formation is slate and (schist, lying in an immense lime
dyke, and the croppings of the loads aro generally topped with heavy
iron capping and quartz, which gives assays from $8 up on the
Exploitation consists of two open cuts along the surface for a
distance of twenty feet, which exposed a body of argentiferous
galena over 6 inches in width. Tho value Of this ore body was ._.",.(10
on the surface, but at a depth of less than three feet it has increased
to .40.60. To tap this oro showing and the massive Iron capped
ledge close to whioh it lies the present tunnel was commenced and
is now in a distance of 82 feet. Another .25 feet of crosecutting
should reach this lodg_ at a depth of about 125 feet. When 61 feet
had been driven, an almost'solid body of iron ore three feet thick
was encountered in the tunnol lying against a wall of slate, A
sample at this point assayed $77.00 in gold, silver, copper and lead.
At a distance of 14 feet from this lead a line body of ore has been
encountered which, when crossed, proved to bo seven and a half feet
wide, carrying the finest looking mineral yet found on the property.
A third ledge which contains the richest ore and widest surface
showing, will be reached about July 1st. This ledgo when
encountered, will be from 12 to 15 feet wide and great results are
The property has an excellent surfaco showing. The avorago
assays are most encouraging, considering the great width and con-
tinuanoy of tho loads across the country with such great width and
prominence of the surfaco judging from other properties in the near
vicinity, some of which are on tho same lead and have developed
very rich oro bodies.
In conclusion I would Ray that tho Lardeau Mines are as good as
any, if not the best, in the vicinity, and I verily believe with a
nominal expenditure, they should be mado dividend paying In a
short time, and I would strongly rocommond extensive development
toward that end.
H. O. HcClymont, H. E.
For Further information, price of stock, etc., address
B. Norbert Ouimetto, - Manager.
Bank ot Montreal Bldg., ROSSLAND, B. C.
do year work*'"
No Soap, Borax, Soda or Ammonia is needed with
With littlo water and less effort you can clean
anything*. about the house better, easier and
cheaper than with Soap or any other cleanser.
Once try iVyou'U always buy it.
HWYorfc    Boston    S. Louis. ' MAntreal.
I      IRON BEDS a Specialty .
| $5 and tip.* ������, * .
Goods can be furnished to any part ot Larcteat: on very short ;;oli
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelsc
No Charge for packing ���-^������-���������-���--^������������-���������������<. .*-...........���..
-....���. .+4 ........... ���,����*�����... 4 4 4
Funeral Directors and   \
Embalmers. t
(Graduate o( Mycr's Collcgo_ol Emljiilmins]      4
Can attend ease at Ferguson ut ten     ->
hours notice if advised by wire. ��
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D. J. Robertson # O
Ferguson, B. C,  Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, $4,000,000
Capital (Paid-up) $2,92.1,806
Rest    ....   $2,483,288
Toronto, Ontario.
Branches in the Northwest Territories. Provinces ��of British Columbia, IManl
toba, Ontnrio and Quebec. ���>
T. It. MERRITT, President. D. K. WILKIE, Vice-1're.. and Gen, .Man.
10. HAY, Assistant Gon. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C.   Branch���A   General   Banking   Business   Transacted.
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.
Drifts Said, available In Allparts oi'Canada.
United stales and Europe.
Spetlal attention given to ..,/'..f.oij*. and
Mining Bonds.
Everybody   Our Special
smokes A-^D ������''[
The Unkm
Tin')* Uro all Onion made am! o( the ������' UNI-1** ���   'GlGAR
licit  Ilt'.vntm Tobacco money can iFACTORVi H.A.
buy,  Try ono nnd satisfy yourself D          .      i,
m to their ([utility. Brown, IVop.
I Lardeau I
We try to give satisft
tion to our  guests. "t
'*   ft
ffi    Laughton  Bros.
Jit, Proprietors. ,_.
,(>��       *,
prospectors'  Exchange
ARTHVR EVANS,,Proprietor.
THOMSON'S L-tl._NNOi,a, C.
������TIIE CHOICEST Ol''UNliS,*     l__
4-��LIQUORS AND,C1GAR8**     JP Local and General.
Subscribe for the Eagle.
Old papers for sale at this oflice.
S.   A.   Sutherland  went  to Nelson
Madam Sherry, the palmist, is at tho
Ferguson hotel.
Mr, und Mrs, Rcove came in on Wod-
nestluy uigbt s stago.
K'lwai'd Dolg died of acute tonsilitis
at lloaton May 10th.
I.. Moyorand G. W. Stead of Trout
Lake, were in town yesterday.
Capthtn Troup ot the C. P, Tl. boat
Victoria, was in Ferguson Thursday.
Art Brown, boot and shoe maker, arrived in Ferguson yesterday to open a
une of the stations supporting tho
Silvor Cup aerial tram collapsed last
Arthur F.vans of Beaton,* has purchased the Reception hotel of Camborne.
A. J. Gordon has beon down to tho
beeite of the recent gold strlko near
J, B.Cressman, tho iiovolstokotailor,
had a representative in Ferguson the
beginning or the week.
Ferguson Bros, are the defendants in
a law suit in tho Nelson court over a
disputed mineral claim.
Jack Dwyer spent it few days in hospital the beginning of tho week aud
���ntccceded in getting rid of tho grip.
Albert Stone, proprietor of the Ori
ontal hotel at Rovelstoke, was a guest
Wednesday night at the King's hotel.
Jack Atkinson lias returned from a
visit to the prairie provinco. His
brother William is much improved in
F. W. Fergusou, traveller for Green-
shields & Son of Voncouvor, exhibited
his dry goods samples in Ferguson
The machinery aud piping for increasing the power of tho electric
light plant is all delivered and will bs
installed next week.
The stage arrived at li p. m. Wednesday night. Wo trust the contractors
will continue to land tho mail at its
destination on time in future.
It is expected that Rev. S. J. Green
of tho Methodist congregation, and
Rev. H. A. Solly of tho Episcopal, will
occupy their respective pulpits next
Sunday. ,
Jas. Snoll, provincial constable, took
a trip to Nolson, returning Monday
night. He took a prisoner to the Nelson jail by the name of Skales from
H. W, Genders' free gold proposition
at Okanagan Landing is looking A 1.
Tliey encountered a now lead six feet
wide this woek showing gold across the
whole width.
J. D. Mclnnes has been up the North
Fork of the Lardeau tho past week
sizing up tho state ol the snow on the
mountains, with a view to eomntonclng
development of mining proporty. He
found it going rapidly.
Never bofore in British Columbia
mining history havo there boon so
many projected stamp mills, concentrators, compressors and tramways as
have beon announced for this season.
The Lardeau takes the lead.
The Nolson Board of Trado passed a
resolution on the Mth Inst, unanimously indorsing the decision of the
citizens' committee that a bonus of $15
a ton on lead should be asked of tho
Dominion government.
The city of Ottawa Is sot iously considering tho question of isolating the
large lumber piles that are Btored inside the city limits. There havo been
two large fires insido threo years and
both started at the lumber piles.
David Brown of FergUBon, introduced to an Eaole reporter on Sunday
his son, J. M., who is in the employ of
the Mountain Lion Mining company as
a prospector, and H. L��� a young son,
who has just come from Washington
to seek bis fortune in the Lardeau.
THE INFANT takes first to human
milk; that falling, the mother turns
at once to cow's milk as tbe best substitute. Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed milk Is a cow's milk scientili.
cally adapted to the human Infant,
Stood first for 45 yews.
Local. With a Fajritruk.
It pays to use the telephone. A trip
can often bo saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton. Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
tho phone.   Office in Cummins & Co.'s
Orders for furniture will be filled ns
quickly aud with hotter results at the
wholesale and rotall storo of D. J.
Robinson it Co., Nelson, than anywhere else in tho province.
* Smokers: If you want tho genuine "Union" and "Our Special"
cigar see that "Union Cigar Factory"
is Btamped ln gilt letters on every box.
���H. A. Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
FOR SALE���A four roomed dwelling houso and two lots on one of the
bost corners in the residence part of
Ferguson for sale on easy lorms.
Apply to Eaglo office.
Ordor a ping-pong set, framed or
unframed pictures, picture frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything in this line of gooes from
the Canada Drug & Book Co., Revel]
stoko, B, C. Mail orders attended to
A. M. Craig still conducts the feed,
livery and freighting stables at Beaton, and has saddle horses and light
and heavy conveyances for hire at all
times. His daily stage for Goldficlds
and Camborne meets the steamboat on
its arrival and departure.
Many beverages are so vastly improved by the added richness imparted
by the use of Borden's Eagle Brand
Condensed Milk. The Eagle brand is
prepared from tho milk of herds of
well fed, housed groomed cows of
native breeds. Every can is tested and
is therefore reliable.
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j O   B- N. WILKIE,
���   V-,# ' P. L. S.
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made nnd Crown Grants
Office:     -      -     Trout Lake.
Surveys of Minos, Mineral Claims and
Crown Lands. Crown Grants Obtained and Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
Offices:  Camborne and Vancouver
H'*idf|uai 'ers for Information Regarding
Lardeau rropertles.
W-ftt for information.
Cull and set Samples-
Wants Your Washing.
Mangling and
guaranteed to be
First  Class.
Victoria  Avenue.
4 Miles Below Perguson on the Ferguson Beaton Road.
No bell boys or etcetras but
a good wholesome meal served at any hour. Lots of fresh
milk and eggs.
Wm. QLENti
The Palmist
Is spending a
few days here,
Her reading of past and present
events border on the miraculous.
Her foroca.t of the last Dominion
election given to the Brandon Sun,
gained for her the sobriquet of
"the prophetess of the 20th century." This lady is truly a wonder
in her profession, and a visit to her
will be well repaid. The secrets of
the present and the mysteries of
the future are recorded in your
palm.   Fee, $1 to .5.
Ferguson Hotel,
Room 4.
Solicitor for . t
The Imperial Bank X
Ferguson, B. C. 1
OFFICE-In tbe Ophir Lade block.     I
Barristers, Solictors, etc.
Offices: Rovelstoke, Golden, and Ferguson. Solicitors for Imperial Bank
ot Canada
Geo. s.McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
Barrister, Notary Public etc.
Ferguson, B, C.
Barrister, Solicitor, etc.
J. M. SCOTT, A. B. L. L. B.
W. do V. le Maiatre, M. A,
Having purchased the
Ferguson Meat Market we
are prepared to supply our
customers with all kinds of
Fresh and cured meats. A
good supply of Beef, Fork,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand.
i -rfi.rfi_j-(i_riz i4tjfc_i{**-rfuJt &&
Do You Know I
That a man Ib more
manly when he keeps
his face cleanly shaven
his hair neatly trimmed and uses tho
bath frequently.
All the require- !
ments of a first class
barber shop supplied ]
by..   . f !
Rof"Jameson" j
Spring Clothing
Suits, Overcoats, Rain Coats, Trousers.
Also complete stock of Men's Furnishings.
We have a good supply of Borden's
Eagle   Brand   Condensed Milk.
McKinnon <�� Sutherland
The Post Office Store
TT 4 riict     *.,"ow lot ol Lftdios' and Chldrcn's Hats and a variety ol  Hat
JJ. A 1 ij Trimmings.
CTT"IT>*1i__t___,Good   assortment of  Gentlemen's Starched and Negligee
T_/~\*r\rr_2     A new lino of serviceable Prospectors' Boots and a full assort*
D\J\ t L (J ment of Youths' Shoes.
G.  B. Batho tf Co.
tii t
Well lighted and heated by hot,
air furnace. Tables supplied
with the best the market affords.
Rates $1.50 Per Day
JAS.  CUMMINGS,   Prop.. Ferguson, B.   C.
When you reach Trout Lake City put
up at the Queens.Good accommodation
.. Best ot service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars.. Fire proof safe..
Abrahamson Brothers, Proprietors.
Packing and F^��s���ndPacki"e
Freighting     Transfer 0utfit-
Contracts entered into for packing of Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point In the district. *
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed. Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Forguson
a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.    S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel
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