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00 A YEAR.
Only One or Two Transfers Of Any.
Tbe Local Owners Still Pegging
Away, Developing Their Properties, and Playln#.the "Waiting"
Game.���Not Much Actual Honey
Changing Hands.
June 2���$ interest in Northern Bell,
Klondike, and Centre Star, situated at
the head of Humphries' oreek, about
three miles from Trout Lake City: H.
H. Hoganson of Spokane, to Chas.
Hottrao, Rossland.
June 4���Fred. C. Elliott of'Trout
Lake Clt.y, to Otto Bloom of Kaslo: i
interest in Trout Lake mineral claim,
situated about 2J miles south of Trout
June 4���E. L. Mathesoa of Trout
Lake, to Edward Baillie of Rossland:
i Interest in Annie P., situated on'
north slope of Tenderfoot oreek.
June 6���J. C. Kirkpatrick of Far-
guson, to W. E(. Howard of Ferguson:
i interest in Kootenay No. 1, Kootenay
No. 2, Kootenay No. 3, (fraction) on
the south fork of Lardeau creek; about
3 miles from Ferguson,
June 6���S. J. Graham of Rossland, to
Edward Baillie of Kossland: i interest
in Mazama, located on Silver Cup hill.
June 7��� Agreement re issuance of
shares, etc., Silver Belt, Agnes and
June 11���J. W. West/all of Trout
Lake, to Seottiali-Canadian Mining
and Development Co.: The Rob Roy
Fractional, situated on Galena creek,
joining the Rub Roy.
June 12���Nicholas J. Cavanaugh of
Sandon, to Waiter Anderson of Sandon- �� i interest in the Toronto,
situated oh Lake creek, south side of
Johnson basin,
fc'ue 15���Walter Jennings of Wrot
Lake City, to W. C. Marsd> '���' Trout
.uakc.C'ity.- The Vishnu mineral olatm,
situated about half a mile from Cariboo
creek, near Miller creek on the west
Side of "lime dyke."
June 16���Lew Thompson of Ferguson,
to David Morgan of Ferguson: i
Interest in Brooklyn, situated oa Pass
June 16��� John Stauber of Trout
Lake, with Alfred St. George Hamor-
sley: Agreement to bond Sliver Queen,
Fries 126,000, payable $500 cash, $5,000
within one year therefrom and balance
within 18 months. A concentrator to
be erected within one year, on the
mine, from first payment.
June 18���0. JI. 'Johnson to L.
Beeoher: All interests in Snow Flake,
situated about two miles above Circle
June 18���Alec. C. Cummins of Ferguson, to Lome Beecher: All
interests In Last Chance, situated on
Coon oreek, two miles above Circle
June 21���Harry Jones of Ferguson,
to John C. Morgan of Ferguson: AU
Interests In Horse Shoe, situated li
miles from Badshot, In a southerly
direction. ,
June 20���W. J. Carrol to Peter Mo-
Veagh: i Interest in Brer Fox, situated on northwest side of Haskins'
oreek, adjoining tlieFayal. (
June 28���G. H. Murhard tt Sandon,
to Louis Hupperton of Ssndsa: Three-
tenths interest In Copper Key, sltveted
jon west side of Pass creek.
29���Albert Sandon, of Sanda,
Sweden, to Nels Nelson of Trout Lake:
Power of attorney.
July 2���G. Davidson to David Morgan: All interests In the Adeline
Fraction, situated on Surprise oreek.
July 4���W. H. Ho vard o! Ferguson,
to J. C. Klrkpatv'iki .Interest in
Kootenay No. 1, K ntsaty Mo. I and
Kootenay No. 3 iirao.), situated oa
north side of south fork of Lardeau
oreek, about 3 mites from Fergus
July 6���7. C. Kirkpatrick of Ferguson, to Samuel Shannon; k interest
in Kootenay .No. 1, Kootenay No. 2,
Kootonay No. 3, frao.
July fl-Geo. M. Yulll of Trout Lake,
to Thos. A. Henderson: i Interest in
Minto Fraction, situated on south side
of Gold creek, about li miles from
mouth of Gainer crock.
July 0���John Irvine of Trout Lake,
to E. A. Hillman of Trout Lake, i
interest In Justen and North Star,
situated In Johnson' ��� Basin, about 4
miles from mouth of Hope oreek.
July 9���P. H. Murphy of Trout Lake,
��to G. S. McLeod of Sandon: i Interest
in the Lucky Jim, situated about li
miles southeast of Silver Cup. Cotv
sldoratlou $1.">IK).
July 9���James McCully and Edward
Brewster, to Samuel Shannon: All
interests in the Sharon and Old
Reliable, situated on Silver Cup hill,
about 2 miles from S-mile.
Jily 11-Jbseph C. Kirkpatrick, Edward J. Ward, W. H. Howard, Frank
Treanor and R. E. Kirkpatrick granted
extension of one year from Sept. 25,
1899, to G. R. Mickle on Glooscap No.
1, 2 and 3, the latter agreeing to build
cabin and make a trail from the cabin
to the south fork wagon road, cost not
to exceed $350, and do the necessary
".#nljr 12���Frank W. Smith registered
claim to i Interest In the Gem and
Jewel, situated on Pass oreek.
July 16���Albert Sanden of Trout
Lake, to Dan Anderson of Trout Lake:
All interests In the Klondike, situated
at the head of Tenderfoot oreek.
July 17���P. A. Llndgren of Trout
Lake, to T. A. Mills of Nelson: *
interest In the Excbecker, situated at
the head of Gainer creek.
July 18���Frank Applcost of Ferguson,
to D. G. McNeil of Ferguson: i
interest In Triune No. 2, situated on
Silver Cup mountain, adjoining the
There is Certainly Room For Improvement.
Certificates of Work.
Assessment work has been recorded on the
following claims, good for the year from date
Sept. 10,1899.  Jumbo, B. JI. Carter.
Aug. 20.  Union Jack, same.
Aug. 20.   Florence, same.
July 81. Independent, same.
Oct. 17.   Pady, same.
Aug. 29.  Parrsboro, same.
Aug. 28. Canadian Boy. same.
June 16.  Morning Star, same.
June 4.  June, John McDermott.
June 10.  Copper Stain. Fred. Johnson.
July 20.  Ruby, W. O. JSnton.
June 14.  Molly Mack No. 2��� F. C. Campbell.
June 10.  Lulu, D. G. Eaton.
June 10. Canadian, J. H. Hickman.
Aug. ft.  Golden Gate, E. M. Morgan.
June 29.   Untiled llronse, same.
July 15.  Queen Eva, John C. Rady.
July Ifi.  Midnight, same.
June 15. Seniorita, Peter Culkeen.
June 10.  Alta, same.
June 16.  Eureka, same.
June 19.  Daisy, J. W. Westfall.
June 19.  Violet, same.
Aug. S. Anaconda, some.
June 10.  Pescock, NilsNltson.
Aug. 20. Cheyenne, Prank Treanor.
Aug. 17. Coon, same.
July 19.  Daney, same.
June 8.  Diamond Jubilee frac, Hugh Ross.
June 14. Haggle May, John. O. Lynch.
Julys. Silver Queen, P. L. Huffman.
Jane 17. Vancouver, 8. Shannon.
June 14. Anate, Thos. it. Davey.
June 28. Baron Hill, I. H. Evans.
June 10.  Brooklyn, David Morgan.
Jane IS.  Copper King, H. M. Carter.
June 16.   Peacock Copper. L. Thoi�� ...���i
Juno IS.  Itoval Seal. deo. u. Batho.
July 2.  Black Hawk, same.
July 2.   Three Friends, same.
Jane 20, Silver Dollar frac., Martin Nelson.
June 21.  Alice Murphy, J. M. Currle.
July 12.  J. C. John clusm.
June 20.  X.ittlc Robert. Jos. C. Kirkpatrick.
June 26.  Isabella, same.
Suly 5.  Little Robert No 2, same.
June 2",.   sir Charles Tupper, Jas. Anderson.
June 27.  Silver slipper, E. Hillman.
July 0.  Topekti, William Qleason.
July IS. Raven, A. J. Gordon.
Juno 29.  Cooper Mask, same.
Jul v 10.   Whistler, same.
Aug. 12.  Reliance, Joseph Verschoyle.
Aug. 21. Rose, samo.
Ant;. 12.  Navajoe, same.
July 5.  Miner, same.
July 18.  Silver Tic, same.
June 28.  Sentor Siar, Wm. Sehmock.
Jttfy 1.  Vera, E. G. Mover.
July 18. Saxon, Thos. If. Evans.
Oct. 28.  Cashier, E. M. Morgan.
Aug. 10.  Alplna, same.
July 12.  Nora Lee, same.
July 12.' Virginia, same.
July 12.  Black Eagle, same.
July 12.  Rainy Lake, same.
July 12.  Mabel, same.'
July 4. Fon Du Lac, Ross E. Chesnut.
July 18. Maymle Mack, J. B. McKenzie.
July 21,1900. Brow, Geo. C. Lembke.
July 18,1899. Huron, same.
July 18,1900, same, same.
July 24,1899,  Dornmora, Gust Berg,
July 10. Sharon, A. c. Cummins.
July 9. Glenslde, E. G. Mover.
July 10. Copper Queen, J. B. Windsor.
Aug. 1. Triune, p. Ferguson.
July 29.  Juno. Joseph Verchoyle.
July 29,. Juniper, same.
July 21. Grace fraction, H. McPherson.
July 25. Silver Leaf, A. D. Lougheed.
July 15. Tyee, H. R. Douglas.
July 15.  Marmot, same.
July 12.  Molly Mack, F. C. Campbell.
July 19.  Copper Leaf, A. M. Oliver.
July 12.  Copper Peak, Martin Nelson.
July 19,  Dime, same.
July 10,1900.  Whistler. A. J. Gordon.
Aug. 1,1899, 1900, 1901, 1902. Whistler, H. H.
Aug. f, 1899,1900,1901, Agnes, same,
Aug. 1,1SS9,1900,1901, Silver Bell, same.
July 14. Little Maggie, George Lux.
July 14. fast Choice, same.
July 11. Terribl.,S100 paid, seer Bros.
July 18. Surprise, Davfd .Morgan.
July 18.  Wefoh, sottc.
July 18.  Adeliaa, same.
July 19. Toronto, Walter Anderson.
July 19.  Black Prince, same.
July 19. Juanlta, same,
July 19.  Rio Grand. Frank Barber.
July 28. John L��� W. G. Easton.
July 20. Black Diamond, Oeo. M. mill.
May 0,1900,1901. Columbia, Fred. Jacobs,
Aug. 19,1899. Samaritan, P. L. Huffman.
July 22. Cranky Jack, J. C. Rady.
July 17. Roberts, Ches. Dillin.
July 21. Silver Bolt fraction, H. M. carter,
July 21.   Richmond, Lew Thompson.
July 21.  Hope, same.
July 21. Maud, sunset. Joseph, Anna, H. M.
OartorJ ,       _.
July 21.  Don fraction, Hugh MePaerson,
Aug. IB. silver Chief, D. Ferguson.
Aug. 12. Enterprise, same.
Aug. 1.  Kamloops, same.
Aug. 12.  Wild Bill fraction, samo.
July 20. Princess, Ross E. Chesnut.
Good Showing on th. Spokane Group
The Canadian-Lardeau people up the
north fork have a nioe shewing of ore
on tbe Spokane group. Work is being
vigorously pushed ahead.'
Better For Fifty Men To Own Fifty
Claima Than For One To Monopolize Them.���Too Much Re-staking And Not Enough Work.���The
Remedy Suggested is a Sure Cure.
In dealing with the Mining Review's
contention tbat the government should
aid prospectors by lending them money
to develop their claims the Sandon
Paystreak warns Mr. Cliffe, the editor,
to beware of what he is agitating for.
Why! that would be socialism, in a
marked degree. Continuing editor
MacAdams puts more solid truth into
less space than we bave seen for some
time. As it appropriately fits the
conditions prevailing in the Lardeau
the Eagle reproduces it in full. Says
The majority of prospectors do not
make an effort to open their properties
up. They prefer to re-stake and spend
their otherwise unoccupied time in
searching for more claims to stake,
spending more time and money In tbe
effort than would In many cases make
them rich on property they already
possess. Tbere are prospectors in this
camp who havo more claims on record
than they could possibly represent in a
year if they worked steady all tho
time. There aro claims within a mile
of this town that have half a dozen sets
of stakes on them. Moro than ono
claim in the hands of a man of small
means is superfluous. Ono claim is
sufficient to make a man rich. A dozen
of them will keep a prospector poor all
his life.
i It is not a government grubstake
that is wanted, but a title in usufruct,
or something close to it. It should bo
imperative that the locator of a
mineral claim do a certain amount of
wurk un it,'* before recording his
location, and it should also be imperative that he do a reasonable amount of
work each year. Within a limited
number of years he should be compelled to take out his patent and all
unworked crown-granted claims should
be assessed ou their assumed value and
taxed to the limit. No man should
have privilege to With-hold from others
resources which he will not develop
himself. There are supposed to be
laws to similar effect on the statute
books of B. C, but they are dodged
and avoided at every turn. These laws
are full of loopholes and should be
wiped off and replaced by an enactment tbat would be effective. Such a
law would compel prospectors to confine their attentions to one or two
claims, and it would also prevent
psuedo capitalists from holding
unworked claims while others proved
them valuable by developing adjacent
If the government is to go into the
grubstaking business it might as well
go for the whole amount and take over
the mining industry altogether. It
would look like the height of generosity for a government to give Its
mineral resources away to private
Individuals and then lend them the
capital to develop these resources.
When the government has the land
and money In the first place, why
should not the people as a whole gain
from tbe development of the country's
resources? At some future date, after
the government has taken over the
transportation business and the
smelting and refining Industries, there
is no doubt that it will nationalize the
mining industry, as has been dono In
Sweden, Japan, parts of Russia, and,
with certain classes of mining, In Chili
and Peru. Tbere is already an
agitation in Ontario to make the mln
ing and smelting of iron and niokel in
that province, a national Industry, and
there is no good reason why it should
not be done.
A Ills; Ledge.
A monster galena shewing has been
stripped by Jas. Comerford on the
Mountain View and Blue Jay, at the
bead of McDonald creek.
A Smeltor Needed Instead.
"There will bo no concentrator this
season" Is the verdict at the Silver
Cup. A fow moro men are being put
on ut thu initio howovor.
Eastern Men Express Their Esteem
For The Lardeau.
A Deal ou tor the True Fissure.
There is a reported deal on for the
True Fissure, on Great Northern hill
jnst back of Ferguson. The old
Towser Mining Co., under new management, the Eaole is Informed, are tho
likely purchasers. A representative
Is now sizing the proposition up. If
the deal goes through 20 or 30 men will
be put to work at once.
Will Mepresent the Star.
,1.   N.  Nelson and R. Higginson left
on Monday to do assessment  work on
the Star, located on Miller creek'noar
the head of Cariboo creek.
Comparison With Other Camps.���
A Synopsis of Notes Taken By
Messrs. Calbick and Kenney.���
J. W. Westfall Says They Went
About It Right-Will Return.
Messrs. D. B. Calbick and H. M.
Kenney of Woodstock, Ont., have been
In the Lardeau district for some time,
examining a few of the many valuable
properties. The Eagle acquired an
interview and obtained the following
synopsis of the notes they have taken
while In B. C.
"Forguson. July 28, 1900���We
arrived in Rossland Jul; 10 and
immediately went to work examining
mines. After spending a few days
there we went to Northport and was
shown through the smelter, then to
the Ymir district for further investigation. Of courso we took in the
stamp mill and concentrator at the
Ymir mine. On July 17 wo arrived in
the Lardeau district and being somewhat pressed for time we went to
mountain climbing without delay.
From tho very outset wo have been
treated witb more than ordinary kindness by the mon at tho mines and by
the citizens of Ferguson.
Somo one told us wo would not see
a real mino in tho whole district, but
would see what people hope will make
mines. Aftor examining tiie Silver
Cup and Nottio L. mines our ideas
were changed. If these two are not
now two of the greatest mines in B. C,
we fail to see aright. Wo saw thousands of tons of high grade oro and
thero was proof that the supply was
almost inexhaustible. If there wero
no other mines in the camp these two
should make tho district of more than
ordinary note. On the Great Northern
mountain we saw five or six properties
developed enough to provo that the
mountain is simply full of ore. Those
properties like many others we have
seen are apparently just waiting for
better transportation facilities.
By Saturday, July 21 wo had seen
still more properties, including the
now famous Triune and had concluded
tbat the Lardeau should be known us a
great mining ccntro nnd a spot where
unusually high valuos are obtained in
On Monday July 23 we went to tho
Duncan slope In company with Dr.
Chesnut and J. W. Westfall. It took
some hard climbing, especially for a
"tenderfoot," to get to tho Old Gold
properties, but when once there, tired
feelings were soon dispelled and perhaps a tingle of excitement came to us
when we saw not merely a few tons,
but car loads of exceptionally high
grade galena still Intact. We saw ore
In large quantities in a score of openings on the surface, also in the tunnels.
The miners were delighted, as almost
every shot brought larger discoveries.
There Is a veritable mountain of ore.
Guinea Gold properties faco and
rosomble the Old Gold. The tunnel
is in almost 60 ft. and good ore is being
taken out. On the surface is exposed
a vory wide lead and many tonB of
solid gelena. The mountain is very
steep, thus giving groat dopth as the
tunnel is pushed in. Considering tho
amount of work done, the Guinea Gold
shows up one of tho best properties yet
A hard rain came on as tbe Primrose
mine was being examined, but wo continued our investigations. In the
tunnel the men wero just coming in
contact with ore and on the surface
was seen a strong lead and unusually
rich stringers. A large amount of ore
wns covered by a recent cavo in, but
there was still enough In sight to cause
any reasonable man to believe tbat the
Primrose will be one of the richest
mines in the country. The continuous
lead and extraordinary valuos are to
us tbe prominent features of the mine.
In all of these Duncan slope mines was
to be heard the constant bang, bang,
bang of tho miner's hammer,
Tho next move was for McDonald
creek. It being Impossible to cross in
a direct line we eame out by way of
Circle City and on our way veered a
little lo one side and saw the Galena
Croek (St. Louis group) and Rob Hoy
mines, which are rapidly pushing
along work. Tho Galena Creek is a
now company and has only nlcoly got
to work. Tho indications for a good
mino are very favorable, especially
since tho well known Blackburn load
can be traced right through the properties. The Rob Roy, on the Great
Horn Lead, has found some ore in the
main tunnel and has commenced a new
tunnol further up. The showings in
the new tunnel are very satisfactory
and if work Is pushed on as vigorously
in the future as in the past, this should
make a first class mine.
In going over the divide to McDonald
creek a hail storm plugged us lively
and a very steep and none too safe
trail greeted us on our way down.
That night, July 25, we enjoyed tho
hospitality of Jas. Comerford in his
cabin. There were two other guests,
making four (our party) plus two, plus
one, seven in all to sleep in the cabin
which measures just 6x9 feet inside.
Next morning Mr. Comerford's properties. Blue Jay and Mountain View,
were examined. The main lead, which
is the Glengarry, is uncovered in many
places and in every place the shewings
are very fine. Further up the mountain is tbe Treadweil claim, which
shows up about the same as Mr. Comer-
ford's properties. To the left of the
Treadweil is the Golden Era, one of
the claims in the Treadweil group.
Here also is an abundance of high
grade ore, in fact Mr. Comerford's
group and the Treadweil group look
more like great galena quarries than
like prospective mines.
The Canadian Lardeau is pushing
work along rapidly, encountering some
galena in the tuntiel and uncovering
very large quantities on the surface.
While we speak favorably of many
properties, it must be- remembered
there are many claims being worked
that show almost nothing. The great
need of the district is better means of
transportation. When a railroad gets
In, whieh must be soon, there is no
doubt about the future of the Lardeau
and Lardeau-Duncan. If we see
correctly, the greatest boom British
Columbia has ever seen has just
commenced in this district. Our next
move is up Fish creek."
J. W. Westfall informs the Eagle
that Messrs. Catbiek and Kenney have
visited more properties and seen more
of this country in less time than any
other visitors whom it has been his
pleasure to escort throughout the
camp. They travelled every day, rain
or shine, took no person's word, but
examined, in detail, for themselves,
took their own notes, picked out their
own samples, and havo acquired, in so
short a time, a fairly good knowledge
of tbe rich mineral resources of this
district. These thorough personal
investigations arc what the Eagle and
district court.
Big Ore Shewings on the .Reveng.
and Chamberlain.
Vice President Sponoer Pays The)
Minto  Group  His First Visit���
His Impressions of the Camp.���
The Lardo-Duncan   is  Likewise
Waiting For Transportation.
Arthur Evans and Lorenzo WiBener
returned from tlie Fish river camp on
Sunday, where they have just finished
assessment work on their property, the
Revenge and Chamberlain, located at
the head of Sablo crook,   somo seven
miles from Camborne.   A 12 ft. open
cut on tbe Revenge and a 10 ft. on the
Chamberlain has exposed a large body
of clean $100 ore in both cases.   These
properties  could  commence shipping
ore at any time if the owners were in
a position to  do so,  and  moans  of
transportation  were  provided, trails,
Messrs. Evans and Wisener have
also represented the Sundown (a property adjoining the Double Eagle Co's.
Trilby group) in which they hold an
interest with tlio company. They
exposed 12 inches of clean ore and
carbonates and their opinion of its
value has increased considerably since
last year.
They report it great doal of mining-
activity in the Fish river camp this
season. Nearly 200 men are working,
properties aro changing hands almost
daily, trails are being built and
repaired, and a good deal of ore will
be ready for shipment by tho time the
rawhiding season lias arrived.
R. F. Green Secured the Appropriation.���Work Begun.
Through the persistent efforts of J.
W. Westfall and the united action on
tho part of R. F. Green, M. P. P., a
grant of S3,000 has been appropriated
by the provincial government to build
a trunk trail from the head of navigation on the Duncan up towards the
Old Gold camp as far as ii will go.
The Eagle understands that a force
of mon are now engaged on the lower
end of the trail, and that the work will
be completed witb all despatch.
This, with the trails built privately
and oy tho government from this side
of the mountain range, will make it so
that a person can come in or go out
from either end of the district. It will
also be a boon to many properties over
on tho Duncan, which were heretofore
almost inaccessible. Supplies may
now bo brought in with comparative
ease from either Kaslo or Ferguson.
A rich belt of mineralized country in
the Duncan valley will thus bo opened
up, which will mean tbe early construction of the Great Northern
railway up that way: with branches
over into the East Kootenay valley and
also the Lardeau.
Wagner Oroup to be Crown Granted.
Cutler T. Porter and party have
aboutfinlshed surveying nnd assessment
work on the Wagner group. Tbe owners will orown grant tho oight claims
and await transportation facilities before continuing work.
Something Wrong.
Work has been suspended on tbo
Monitor and Mogul, awaiting further
instructions. An engineer recently
made a report upon this property.
Lots of Ore at the Nettle L.
At tho Nottie L. oro Is being piled
up and development work continued
vigorously under Foreman Crilly.
Manager Pool Is cxpectod in this week,
Ore Body Struck on the Itob Roy.
Supt. Shannon was up at the Rob Roy
last week, and reports progress being-
made by Contractor Bigger. The tu��-
nel on the lead in the upper workiuss>
is in ore and several tons of fine looking galena is now piled on tho dump,
average samples of which Mr. Shannon
has forwarded to A. E. Welch,
managing director, London, Ont. As
soon as the contractors reach the other
wall and get in under tbe big surfuce
shewing, they will drift both waysa.
short distance and then sink a Bhaft 3D
or 40 feet, thus following the ore and
obtaining the exact trend of the lead.
Wben this is completed another tunnel will bo driven in, about 100 ft.
lower down ; thon upraise to catch the
upper workings. In this way the
company will work down to the long-
base tunnel. And onco the two points
are connected stoping will be accomplished at a great saving in both time
and money. Tho Hob Roy will then
have more depth than any other
property in the Lardeau, some 500 ft.,
the Silver Cup having only about 375
ft, but the Rob Roy is ono of tbe
easiest tunnelling propositions in tho
Tlie Minto Group.
Dr. Spencer of Brantford, Ont., vice-
president of tho Duncan River Mining
Co., paid the camp a visit last week.
This company is operating on tne
Minto group of four claims, .located oa
the little west fork of the Duncan ia
the Old Cold camp. Two tunnels on
the ledge have been driven, ono 100 ft.,
tho other 77 ft., but the ore body lta��
not boen reached as yet. A force of
mon are now at work under Foreman
J. Smith in the upper tunnel. Supt.
Westfall says tho property will bet
surveyed and an engineer's report
made. To the Eagle Dr. Spencer bad
nothing but words of praise for tbe
future of British Columbia and the
Lardeau and Lardo-Duncan in particular. Though this was Mr. Spencer's
first visit here ho has been in other
portions of the province before. As
this company are awaiting transportation facilities they will not rush
development work at present. Mr.
Spencer's visit i~ this camp will
certainly do us no harm in the east.
IuipM��Tiii�� With fl��,.jilli.
The Lucky Jim owners are now down
12 ft. on the rich gold bearing letlgc)
spoken of last issue. It is hoiJ!ng out
as good or better than at the siirfme.
The Lucky Jim's gold values uro Uie
tall; of thocainp-
Old Cold Camp is Lively.
Things arc looking a I on the-"He?
Gold. Supt Westfall left for the scone
on Monday.   Mfnersare bard at work
21 hours a day   three shirk.-, in the <-'16"
Published everv Wednesday morning nt tile
iifflcc of publli'iition. Fiirauson, B. C.. by
Advei-tt.iiiK Hates: Display ads. rt.wi per
column inch. Legal mis, 12c iior tuonpariel) fine
for tirst Insertion; Si- for eueh additional insertion.
Reading notices . lfic per line each Issue.
Subscrllitlon Bates: By mail or carrier, S2.00
per tiunnui;-l.tlo for .tlx months. Stopped at
Job Department: Thk K.iOl.l Job Department
Is well cMuippeil, anil is prepared to execute all
kinds of pnntinK at honest prices.
A.lilress ull communications to���
Ferguson, B. (I
rB��M    LOWKBV'S     UPPER    MOPE.
New Denver Ledge.
The Toronto people are praying]
fur tin- safety of the missionaries in j
China. Perseverance may eventually win, although since the world
begun there is no proof nf thej
Creator changing natural cause and j
effect in order to suit any class of J
people, Rational beings can easily ,
see the wisdom of not answering
prayers. If they were answered,
what a world lliis would he !
A. monument to tho memory of
Robert Owen is to be erected at his
birth place.   Newtown,   in   Wales. ]
Owen was one of the greatest  of!
social reformers and Freethinkers, j
lb- has been dead for 42 years, but |
flu-fruit of his work still  lives ml
England.    He was the founder of
infant schools, and called the  lirst
meeting ever lield in the world  to
discuss the eight-hour day. in Manchester.    I n his day he was worshipped by tlie laboring people, and
did  more to better their condition
than a thousand parsons,
11' tlie European powers succeed
in dividing up China it will be a
serious affair for Canada.    England
will have a slice of it; and all the'
Chinese turned into British sub- j
jeets.   They will have just as much
right in Canada as any other subject, and no tax can be placed upon
them.    They can flood this country'
to the top stope,  and we cannot.
for Imperial  reasons, say a worth
This   will   be   pleasing   to   those>
emotional advocates who want an i
open door, and love the Chinamen I
,, ,,      , ,,  . ... I grasp at such
so well that they would sleep wrth|     ,    ,,
them if necessary.
ruin and misery. It only flourishes
real well in Hush times, and Greenwood must be dead, and its business men short on sense if they
���i curse as this to
make them prosperous. Beyond a
little friendly game, much the same
Several papers in Eastern Canada as we put pepper upon our potatoes,
recently advocated the hiring of ��� gambling is one of the greatest evils
Chinese as domestic servants in j of the times. It is a passion that
order to solve the hired girl pro- makes many a good man ragged,
blem. The solving of the same | many a woman despair, and many
problem in California cut the price a child go supperless to bed. It
of easy virtue and Hooded the land breeds avarice, hatred, theft, mur-
with harlots. It made chastity | tier, ruined nerves and wasted
and starvation bosom friends, while ; lives. It is a crimson curse to any
vice and bread went hand in hand, community. Professional square
There is not much danger of China- i gamblers are scarce as a hen tooth-
men working as servants in oriental i ache, and nearly always broke.
Canada. The wages are. not high The only reward at gambling iB
enough. Many of the North Amer-! money, and in order to be reason-
iean Chinamen in the east pay their j ably sure of this a gambler must
white help such a low wage that j have a sure game. By his dexter-
oven a yellow scab of China proper ity he must skin the sucker, and
could not stand it.
Vancouver has received a shock.
Little brown men and women from
Japan have been seen in that city
without even a Hg leaf to cover
their sexual auatomy. This may
go in Japan, but it won't go in
this land of mis-shapen limbs and
false modesty. The brownies from
Japland may work for &'_> a month
in tlie land of big trees, but they
cannot cast their clothes, even in
the hot days of our Canadian summer, without being indecent and
horrifying the white folks. Here
in Canada we are so pure that a
sight, of nature unadorned will give
many fits or hysterics. It is a
wonder that we do not pass a law
prohibiting cows, horses, dogs and
other lower animals from roaming
around without fig leaves. Tlie
sight of these indecent animals only
clothed in nature's garb must be a
shoek to all refined earthly angels,
and something should be done in
the matter before it is too late.
One of the aims of the New Denver
Ledge is to be on the right side of
everything. Its editor hits close by
the side of truth in the following:
The business men in Greenwood
think that gambling will help their
town, and are in favor of a wide
open burg. This is a mistake.
Gambling produces nothing except
damn his manhood by resorting to
tricks that are crooked. Beside
the gambler who deliberately cheats
bis victim the road agent is a hero,
the footpad a gentleman, and the
burglar a prince. The skin gambler is a human buzzard, with a
four Hush soul and a body generally
rotten with disease and often tainted with morphine and other drugs.
He is a credit to no man's town,
yet the Greenwood people would
fain flood their city with this class,
along with the men who bank the
games just to have their town prosperous. Nice way to build up a
town, by luring working men to a
vice that unsettles the mind and
lightens the pocket in order that a
few fat drones may jingle .the
dollars other men have earned by
sweatand toil. Better bury Greenwood than attempt to build it up
by the whir of the roulette ball,
dealing of splits, and singing Hit
the Kitty. With these few remarks 1 will let Greenwood look at
its hole card, while Grand Works
can take the deal.
"Only the closest attention on the
part ol the householders, aided by lawn
hose and bucket brigades, saved a town
from being reduced to ruins." Such is
a sentence from the. press report of the
llerec lire in Cossitt Brothers' implement
factory and other properties nl Brock-
ville, on Sunday, where s-200,00ij to
9800,000 damage was done. In tho
great lire, at New York harbor, last
week, where. 120 lives were lost, and
three ocean liners with their wlinrves
and warehouses were burned, under
unusual and dreadful conditions, men
with buckets saved much property.
Testimony to tlie value of the bucket
brigades is borne ill the information of
one at Oshawa, and the agitation in
favor ot one at Hull, so recently devastated.
The official returns of the Ne* York
lire commissioners for six consecutive
years showed that out of 18,255 flroB,
8,453 were put out by pails of water, 64
per cent, nf the whole number. More
instances might easily be given, but
these arc quite suliicieut to prove the
value of such simple means of putting
out tire as barrels or tanks kept full of
water; bucket brigades, for use with
these or in cases where a stream or
pond or lake is available. Small towns
and villages, whose, inhabitants think
they cannot afford fire engines or water
works, should form bucket brigades;
and isolated factories or mills, whether
they have other fire nppliances or not,
should have water-buckets and water-
barrels in easily accessible places.
But who is to convince the residents
of towns and villages of the ever present
danger of lire? Who will induce them,
apathetic :ib the average householder
or merchant is in such mat'.ers, to provide even the cheap and simple pail
and caBk brigade for the protection of
his property? Public opinion should
he aroused to compel the supply of Are
appliances of some sort in every town,
Village and hamlet. Property-owners
should insist that the councillors they
elect should sie to the protection of tho ^
residents whom they represent. Who
will deny that it is 'the duty of town"
councils to take measures to protect the
health of their municipalities, especially
when an epidemic exists or a plague
���Approaches? And is not tire, in this
country so largely wood-built, a constant menace?
We ueed municipal regulation of the
erection of buildings in towns, as well
as of their fire appliances. Recall the
frightfully dangerous condition of Hull,
with its rows upon i-owb of wooden
Shanties. How many more times must
the town be burned over and human
beings burned to death, how many
other towns must be half-burned down
before such perilous and fire-inviting
conditions are made to cease? The
firemen in towns, and the constableB in
villages, could do valuable work, if
clothed with the proper authority, in
seeing to the removal of combustible
materials with which hundreds and
thousands of dwellings, outbuildings
and yards are filled.���Monetary Times.
rue centre of
BxiCat. *r�� t. .   fftrilk. Zdtr 3��*//���
Nay, I am no patriot; not for me
This prejudice, so proud, of one's own country,
Always right, chiefest cause of enmity.
Atween the nations.   Were It not for this.
All pcdi :-s had a million years, I wis,
Ago, exchanged of brotherhood the kiss 1
And, were it not >-* this, how great a flood
Had never flowed of n.'rmest, reddest blood,
From hearts of murdered ;-.��roos,brnve and good!
How many women hearts unbroke lutu betjn
Hud ���'patriots'' not forgotten they were men,
And murdered thatttielr land might "(,'lory" win.
O folly, this, to die to wear a tag.'
0 crime, to kill because one's country's Hag
Is different from some other piebald rag:
For noble hearts find one land scant of room,
All men their brothers, and the world their home,
From highest mountain peak to ocean foam.
. Their love holds all, their boast is everv clime,
Their sympathy with every race in every time,
All patriot songs with equal voice they chime.
They lift no flag, and sound no party cry,
And leave to fnois to run in herds to die,
Insane at hearing, "Foreign foes are nigh !"
For them there ure no foreigners at all.
No prejudice of birth, no Chinese wall,
The Briton but the fellow of the Gaul.
They hold all roads nre open, earth and sea,
No rightful duty, lax, or passport ee,
All travelers welcome, and all commerce free.
They would all bounds were blotted, liars were
All uu lion-lines and States were overthrown,
Naught left but honest neighborhoods alone.
For holiest men no laws, no government,
No Interference, liowsoc'cr well-meant,
Each man's life, fortune, as bo pleases spent.
0 when shall men tie tall enough to see
That pride of country makes for slavery,
That he alone who has no flag is free 1
The man without the country, habits nil;
Witbou; a ting nil banners drape bis wall;
His pah'iot heart hears bnt tin- wide world's call
-J. William Lloyd.
This is an era of big tunnels in Colorado. It arises from various causes;
lirst, perhaps, that tunneling which is
the moet desirable kind of mining development is bo much less expensive
than formerly, owing to the vast improvement and cheapening of the means
of exploitation, In early days such
undertakings were by hand labor and
black powder, now we have air drills
and dynamite, and can make 200 feet a
month, where formerly we could only
make BO or 100
Mines have got down so deep that the
expense of haulage of ore and rock and
water to the surface have, greatly in
creased, especially water. That factor
has more than once threatened to close
down a valuable mine, like the Lamar-
tine, for instance, from absolute fear of
beJ.ng drowned out, the water getting
beyond the control of the pumps. A
drainage tunnel in such instances became an absolute necessity, and a
llrninage tunnel comprehended an export tunnel to deliver the ores of the.
mine nt a low level in the bottom of an
adjoining gulch, and with no other
motive power than gravity.
Some tunnels have been driven on a
main vein, mining and shipping ore
right along, and at the same time witli
a view of crosscutting and developing
cross as woll as blind veins met en
route. Others have been driven purely
as croBScut tunnels witli a view to explore a property known to contain
several crossveins. Another clasB, like
the Newhouse, is driven under the
properties of other people, looking for
revenue from the owners of good pro
perties in the shape of royalties for tho
hauling of ore and drainage, also looking to discovery and ownership of any
blind leads encountered.
One nf the earliest tunnels of any size
in Colorado was the Bobtail at Black
Hawk, driven by manual labor, in the
sixties, to open the Bobtail Its length
was 1,200 feet, to which 2,500 feet extension has been added, tapping adjoining properties. Its greatest depth is
only 460 feet below the surface, and as
several shafts were sunk years ago to a
much greater deptii than the tunnel, its
present utility for ore shipments and
drainage is limited.
The Burleigh Tunnel, at Georgetown,
was the first tunnel in Colorado driven
hy machine drills.
The Revenue Tunnel is located at the
foot of Mt. Hendricks, Ouray, to reach
and develop the Vlrglnitis mine, carrying gold and silver The Virginius
workings were shafts and tunnels four
miles long. The tunnel was commenced
in the fall nf 1887, completed in 1891.
The tunnel is 8 feet square. It intersects the Virginius at 7,800 feet, or over
a mile, from which intersection there is
an extension on the vein another half
mile. From this the ore in the vein
will be taken out from below. Stoping
will be carried upwards to a vertical
height of over 2,000 feot, for a length
along the vein of 7,500 feot, the average
width of tlie vein being 5 feet. The
greatest deptii of the tunnel is 8,000
ieet It is equipped with a double track
of 24-inch gauge operated by an electric
motor. The total cost of the tunnel and
wntsr-pover plant was (400,000. It is
used both for ore shipment and drainage. The average value of the ore is
t20. The ore is brought out of the
mine and more than 700 feet of nn outside extension thereof in imall cars, to
the top of a very laige concentrating
mill of 800 tons daily, costing $150,000,
where it Is concentrated 5 tons into one;
the latter are then hauled to tho railroad, 7 miles, and shipped to smelter,
250 miles. The mill is operated by
electricity, generated hy water power.
Two water-power and electric plants
which hare cost >100,000 are in oper
ation, and a third approaches completion.
The Cowenhoven Tunnel, at Aspen,
was to drain and transport the ore of
the mines of Smuggler Mountain. The
expense of pumping of the deep mines
of this mountain have stcadilv increased.
in 1889 it was evident that cheaper
means of uhwatering tlie mines must
be devised or the depth of probable
mining would soon be reached. All ore.
now comes through this tunnel; the ore
cars are loaded at the stopes and. without break of bulk, are unloaded at the
ore bins at tlie railroad tracks. Five
hundred men pass through the tunnel
to their daily work, and it will be extended 4J miles. It has a double track
laid with 80-pound steel rails, and is
stone ballasted The tracks are laid
with a view to electric motors. Difficulties were met with in large underground caves filled with loose dolomitic
sand and water, whicli swept out the
workmen like chips. The tunnel averaged 10 feet per -lay, and in one month
421 feet It inches were attained
The Smuggler Union property, near
Telluride, is one in which gravity is
much utilized One hundred feet above
the railroad track is the concentration
mill, and 1,700 feet above that is the
mouth of the tunnel, at an altitude of
10,000 feet above sea level. The tunnel
is2,50C feet long, connected with the
upper level by a shaft 700 feet deep.
On the entire property there are 25
miles of underground working's. The
ore from the above-mentioned levels is
lowered down the Toil-foot shaft,passing
thence through the 2,500-foot tunnel to
its mouth, aud is then carried by wire
tramway down to the mill, if it be concentrating ore. or to the ears if it be
smelting oro. A large proportion is
gold. The mine had 150,(IO0 tons of
dump of low-grade ore by the tunnel.
These dumps arc utilized to profit.
At Cripple Creek there are several
large drainage and exploration tunnels,
some completed, others under way, and
Others projected.
Al l.cadville there are also soveral
big tunnel enterprises, including the
Yak and Agwalt tunnels. The Yak is
8,000 feet; its total length will he 12,0UU
I'eet, or two miles, to tap the l.eadville
gold belt.
At Red Cliff, near Leadvllle, .Mr S.
Newhouse has lately driven a tunnel
700 feet, whicli is fulfilling the object for
which it was designed, by draining tlie
quartzite ledge, and the water running
out of the tunnel is above the 12-pound
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.
The Pioneer
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
rails The driving of the tunnel,
according to 'Ores and Metals,' is being
accomplished at the rate of 140 feet per
month, it now going through tlie sandstone tying on the granite, and by July
4 it is expected that the breast of the
tunnel will reach the Cambrian quartzite. Eventually the tunnel will cut the
Carboniferous lime contact at 8,000 feet
in from daylight, and will then have n
vertical depth beneath the mountain of
1,800 feet, tapping the contact on the
dip. The tunnel will command the development on 080 acres of ground held
by the Newhouse Syndicate The
primary object of the tunnel is for the
drainage of this immense area of mineral
tract, and aB driven now the tunnel hi
5x8 feet, but after the drainage of the
contents and ore measures has been
perfected it will be widened out for a
working and transportation adit level.
The driving is done bv air drills, a new
liigei'soll-Sergeant drill, having been
recently installed. At the present rate
of progression the tunnel will attain the
length designed in about 18 months, or
by October, 1901.���Mines and Minerals
Thomsons Landing
Trout Lake City,
Ten Mile.
Craig & Hillman,
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced JUNE
I0TH. The "Imperial
Limited "takes you across
the Continent in four
days without change.
It is a solid vestibuled
train, luxuriously equipped wilh every possible
essential, for the comfort
and convenience of passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
All work guaranteed.
FIT; headquarters at
Ferguson, B. O. Contracts entered   into for j
United Hatters
of North America
DXION label
uf tlie United
nutters <<f
North America. Winn vim arc
Imyiiitf :i FOB NAT
cither soft or stiff,
fee to i: tluit thf
Genuine U.s'loN
Lalifl is -vweil in it.
If a retailer has
litoci' labels in his
possession and offers
to tmt out' in ii hat
1 not |> t
rtralze him. Me hoi
not anv right t>
have loose labels
C.OOH! label in re
tail stores are coun
terfcita. Donotlistan to anv explanation ant<
why tbe bat has no label, The Genuine Union
LaDcl ia perforated on tlie four edges exactly the
same as ;i |.i>r��taj.'e stiiiun. Counterfeits nrn somo
times perforated on three of the edg;t!8 nndsomi
timosonlyoit two. Keep a sharp lookout fo
tin- counterfeits. Unprinelpli d manufacturer!
nrc u>inn' ilii'in in order t'> got rid of their Real)
madehots. Tl.e.Ioliii II,stetson Co. mid Hcun
FT. Roelofs & Co., both of Philadelphia. Pa., an
non-union concents.
Etc., to any point in the !
District, (iood, prompt
service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson a specialty.
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a
guarantee that the producers
thereof receive a fair rate nf
wages for its production.
JOHN PHILLIPS, Secretary. J77 Part Av
Ui klyn. N. V.
N .1.
And at till times insist on the
box bearing the blue laurl
It  helps manufacturer! to see  tlie
force of paying fair nnd honest wages
Nelson Cigah Makers' Union,
Sj The Calgary Ml
H Brewing & halting Co., Ltd. H
Oil Calgary, Alberta jO
M     Calgary Lager    V
Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars
finely Equipped Har
Refitted and Refurnished
Best Cuisine Service
Best $2.00 a Day House
in the Lardeau District,
J. LAUGHTON, proprietor.
Headquarters for Miners and .Mining Men.       Neatly furnished, well-lighted and
Heated Rooms.     Conveniently situated on Victoria Ave.
KK2K2 K2 K: K2 K2K3K
r^     When you are in Trout Lake City put up at    M
| ��� PEN'S HOTEL g
PI Abrahamson I3hos��� Proprietors fT
)TW Everything new nnd up-to-date. Fire proof safe. Finest jn(
y�� wines, liquors and cigars. Mining men's headquarters. 5��
AJ^ Cheerful dining room     Al service. II
JTJt is under the same management, I'M
iQKSCa KS B3 Eg ggKsK
.1. McCREERY.Agsiit Arrowh.sd
T. W. MIADSHA W, Apt Renlstok.
T, .1. (Ji)VLK, Asst. Puss. An... Vsnoonv.r,B.O
or t��-
I'he   Bar is supplied with tlie. best brands of Wines,  Liquors  and  Cigiirs.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men.
FERGUSON BU'iH., Proprietors.
Never in the history ol the
Lardeau ^
Has there been so many men employed or so much development going on.
The Lardeau will have at least
this winter; and with a railway over one hundred properties
Within a radius nf
8 miles of Ferguson
would become shippers in t'ireu months.
There is no cuinp in LSriiiali Columbia wnich prodlii \��. -ucli high-grade ores
and wonderful surface showings,
A srKNK-ly KKHI..I SllX-l'.ckluir -u    , .
Is the supply point for the North and South  Porks of the Lardeau,
being beautifully located nn a  natural  townsite bench,
right at the lorks: the Nettie L and Great Northern
hills and also the northern portion of l e
Ferguson is the Payroll Centre
All mining men make Ferguson their headquarters while in the Distriot.
Supplies In any quantity can bo procured in Ferguson cheaper than
on the outside, as the local merchants <ret lower freight rates.
Ferguson is not a Boom (own
But has been steadily growing since 18117.       There n eer was a more
np]iortuiie time to buy
Ferguson Real Estate
Or invest in the camp's mineral  properties than right now.       Witli the      ^V.
advent of a railway prices will take a sharp rise.
Gome in and see the town and district for yourself. It will stand
investigation.   Buy now.
N   Come straight to
The Rossland-Nelsonofthe Lardeau
For furthor information, write or see���
tffllli'rul Atri'tit THE LARDEAU EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C., AUGUST 1, 1900.
V. A. Irwin is down from th*. M��bef
Worms  arc  ilestmjiopj gardens in
Raspberries  are   fairly plentiful on
tbe bencheB.
* When hungry or thirsty drop into
the Hotel Lardeau.
There is a scarcity of saddle and
pack horses in the camp.
Mrs. J. Q. McKinnon will return
from Vancouver this evening,
J. W. Bennett, Singer sewing machine, agent, was in town yesterday.
A. .1. Gordon Is down from Gainer
oreek, having represented the Index.
* When in Trout Lake City register
at tho Queen's. lieBt service In the
A report of work being done on the
Bonanza group is held over until next
P. Nicholson and Alec. Brown came
down from the Old Gold camp yesterday.
Trail repairing is in full swing.
Scarcity of S2.50 men foroeB the gangs
to work short handed.
A Sunday school has been
inaugurated in Ferguson. See Methodist church service card elsewhere.
* No need to send your watch out of
town for repair. Guaranteed work
done by S. F. W. Gainer, Eagle bldg.
A good many locations are being
made this week. Up Goat creek seems
to bo receiving attention from prospectors at present.
Tbe Lembke brothers are pushing
the crosscut tunnel on the Brow,
Nettie L. hill.. They hope to tap tbe
lead in a couple of weeks.
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people. Is
tho Eagle doing your printing? If
not, we're both the losers.
W. Tier, JI. A., of Luoan, Ont.,
arrived in the camp last evening to
spend a couple of Iweeks with his old
college mate, Assayer S. Shannon, B.
Lightening struck the Silver Cup
mountain over a week ago just across
the Lardeau creek from Ferguson. A
small forest Ure has been burning
D. B. Calbick and H, M. Kenney of
Woodstock, Ont., Who are touring
West Kootenay and the Boundary in
the interests of eastern mining men
and themselves, left for western points
on Monday morning.
The August issue of Arena is an
excellent magazine, containing splendid articles by learned and progressive
writers. The Arena has now reached
its twenty-fourth volume. Price 25
cents. The Arena Company, New
Assayer S. Shannon met with rather
��� painful accident last Thursday at
Circle City. He went Into th* stable
for his horse, which had.apparently
not noticed him, and In its sudden
fright kicked Mr. Shannon on the leg
just above the knee. After a painful
ride home, six miles, the wound was
cared for and Mr. Shannon is now able
to assume his assaying duties.
The average editor In a mining
embryo is also business manager,
entertainer (be has not always time to
be sociable), printer, pressman, the
solicitor, "sub." rustler, collector,
mailing man, and head devil of the
establishment. His work is never
done. Rest, he has none. He 1b patted on the back by those for whom he
works, but when ho suggests something more substantial he usually gets
tho dizzy razzle-dazzle. He la supposed to work for glory, but he really
works for money, whieh he seldom
gets, because bis friends always wait
for someone else to pay him, and his
enemies want to put him out of
business. Then if he Is unable to pay
his own debts people will say, "Poor
fellow���I told you so. He wad
Industrious and honest, but a poor
Canada should own the C. P. R.
Canada should abolish the Senate.
Don't watt for capital; co-operate and
concentrate your efforts on the graSB-
root propositions.
A private letter to the Eagle editor
from Wm. Whyte, manager of the
wcBtorn division of the C. P. R., says:
"I 'regret being unable to say definitely
to you when construction on the Arrowhead & Kootonay railway will begin,
bnt as soon as I can give you any
definite Information I will at once
communicate with you."
The Eaole has beon trying to figure
out just why mining property ownorB
do not advortiso thoir claims for sale,
if they are for sale. If a business man
has an article to sell he advertises, If
a person loses his purse he advertises.
If a prospector has a claim with a good
shewing, and can give good reasonB
why it Bhould bo purchased and his
reasons for selling at snob and such a
price, there is no excuse for not advertising the fact. The EAGLE reaches
hundreds of monied mon, and if special
inducements weru offered them every
week does it not stand to reason that
they might soon begin making enquiries and eventually pay tho district a
visit. Outsiders have not, as a rule,
any knowledge of bow little ready cash
it often takes to purchase a.i interest
in a real worthy prospect. The columns of the Eagle are a good medium
through which to become acquainted
with likely investors.
Every solitary British Columbia exchange which has reached the Eagle
this veck is up in ink against the
Chinese and Japanese Hooding this
provinco. Soveral towns have actually forced these creators of povorty
and slaves to hurriedly leave town;
other places bave declared a boycott on all who are even guilty of patronizing a Chinaman or Jap. Liberals
and Conservatives, Labor Party and
all, are unanimous in their anti-oriental
labor agitation. In B. C. we talk, talk
and talk; in China thoy butcher and
exterminate foreigners in a most atrocious manner. But, we forgot,���we
are living in a civilized country. We
must stand aside and see Japs tako the
striking fishermen's places, Chinese
force our daughters to prostitution by
taking their already underpaid situations ; allow their dirty vermin-pestod
hovels in our midst, where hundreds
live In crowded filth; and finally force
the white working man off the earth ;
but we've got to take it for "Imperial"
reasons and Bay we like it.
This Chinese "mystery" is tightening up the world's money. The latent
millions of gold lying rusted in Great
Britain are being stacked up to prepare
for more warfare. The treasures of
millionaires aro also being locked up.
Tbe banks, on every hand, are calling
in their paper, and lending very little.
And that "wave of prosperity" isn't
all that it is cracked up to be. The
Eagle does not like "blue ruin" talk;
but if the people don't Boon take over
their heritage and govern themselves,
tbo politicians will put the country on
the "hog." Between militarism,
trusts and monopolies the people are
well ridden���tho whito man's burden.
People who read rule. Start In and
think; then unite and vote. When the
whole people own the banks, railways,
telephones, telegraphs, steamboat
lines, fisheries, mines, smelters, manufactories of every kind; In short the
trusts and monopolies of to-day, all
these conditions will change. Some
people call It socialism; but call it
what you will it is positively the only
salvation for the people.
Tbe' "Big Bluff" Claims a Victim
on Fish River.
Wm. Larson, a well known prospector In here, aged about SO years, was
drowned In Fish river canyon at the
"Big Bluff," 31 miles from Thomson's
Landing, on Wednesday last, Larson
and Goo. Goldsmith were going up
FlEb creek and when crossing on the
log Larson lost his balarae and fell
into the seething jjaters'Wow. Nothing has been seen of thk body since.
Larson was Interested In property over
on tbe Duncan slope, having been in
Ferguson on his way to Fish creek just
over a week ago. He was pretty-well
hooked up, and well liked by the boys
Fifteen men are now at work blasting
a trail around the bluff to this crowing
but too late tqjsave poor Larson's life.' PayBtroak.
"Canada should own the C. P. R."
says the Lardeau Eaole. It certainly
should. Canada built the C. P. R.
The cost of construction waB disbursed
from the treasury at Ottawa. Then in
aberration she gave it away. Now
the C. P. R. owns Canada, and our
national administration emanates from
the company's head offices at Montreal.
To metamorphose matters to such an
extent that Canada will again become
tbe possessor of what she has foolishly
given away is the livo question which
confronts Canadian statesmanship
to-day. The Canadian Pacific has two
hundred and fifty millions of vested
rights for which Canada will have to
pay. The Canadian Pacific also has
few hundred millions of vested wrongs
for whieh the grafters will try to make
Canada pay. The people of Canada
are suddenly awakening to the fact
that Canada should own the C. P. It.,
and every other transportation line
within her boundaries. Between
vested rights and wrongs which will
present themselves for settlement in
the process of nationalization the
political battleB of the future will be
fought. But Canada will sir an day
own the C. P. R. f and that day will
come much earlier than the great
majority of Canadians expect.��� Sandon
Does vour
need fixin'?
Bring it to mo at once and I'll
guarantee its repair. My shop
is in the Eaole bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
Everything is now in
shape for us to supply
Don't delay but get
your order in at once.
.Davis & Foote.
Ferguson Shaving
Km. Snell,
tonsorial artist
All limnetic* oi the tonsorial art executed with
ainbidcxterious dexterity.
When you want a Cool
Kefrcshing Drink
"Enterprise Beer."
All Lardeau'.. loading hotels handle it.
Manufactured by the
Enturyriite Brewing Co.,
KevelBtoko, B. 0.
Get Your Next Suit
Made to Order
Ami made by us, We guarantee fit, finish
nnd quality. The price will be very little
more than for u hand-me-down, And the
money is kept tn the camp.   "Square" shop.
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
���   Druggists
Chemists      {
l^ooiSy! REVELSTOKE. f
If you need anything In
Send to the
Leave Your Watch
With A. C. Cummins, Ferguson, and he
will guarantee prompt and safe delivery
of your WATTIi to me.   Repair department is In charge of R.  N.  Doyle, an
expert In English, Swiss and American
watch repairing.   All work guaranteed.
A fine line of Diamonds, Watches,
Clocks, Silverware: Gold and Silver
Electro Plating and Engraving.
J. Guy Barber,
C. P. R. Watch Inspector,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Imperial Bank
-*������      nf Canada.
CAPITA... AUTHORIZED, 12,500,000.00.
CAPITAL PAID UP . . $2,418,(103.00.
REST 11,700,000.00. *J
General Banking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits in Savings
Department at current ratea.
a. b. bThearn.
and Freighting
Business For Sale
Three stages and ten head of
horses, with mail contract in
Fifteen head of saddle horses
with saddles.
Twenty head of freight horses
with five freight wagons;
ore sleighs and all necessary
rigging, extra stables at
Thomson's Landing, Trout
Lake City and Ferguson.
Wltl sell any part of the above to suit purchaser.
For particulars, write
Craig & Hillman,
T. A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. R. c. P. & 8.   [Quran's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B, C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
C.co. 8. McCnrtor. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
White, Gwillim <f Scott,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A.H. Holdich, M.C.M.L,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Services In school house every
Sunday at.:t p.m.   Sunday schoolat2 p.m.
Trout Lake City : Services in Forrester's
hnll tsver.v Sunday al 7:!H) p.m. Sunday
school at 2:30 p.m.
8. J, GREEN. Pastor.
by the
Kootenay Cigar MTg Co,,
f^-See that the BLUE   LABEL is on
each box.
Lardeau s Leading Store
Located iu   FergUSOn.   i'he Payroll Contre
We Lead because we keep constantly
in touch with the largest manufacturers in Canada, Great Britain and the
United States, securing cash bargains
at all seasons.
We Lead because we have the capital
and tlie experience to buy in the best
markets of the world.
We Lead in giving customers better
value for their money than any other
store in the Lardeau.
We Lead in doing the largest business
because we treat our customers all the
same, business-like and courteously.
We Lead in giving good values for
your money in
Gents' Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes,
Kiners' Supplies,
Groceries, Etc.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
JW��AU kinds of Photographic work done.
Mining properties a specialty. Local views for
sale.  Call at office to sec samples.
The largest and most
complete stock in North
Kootenay. Wo can outfit your home or hotel as
complete and cheap as
eastern or coast firms.
Prompt attention to mall
orders; shipments made
on shortest notice. Ask
lor quotations. t
R. Howson &Oo.
Wholesale Markets,
Rossland, Nelson, Sandon, Grand
Forks, Revelstoke, Greenwood
and Vancouver.
Retail Markets	
Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,
Kaslo, Sandon, New Denver,
Silverton, Cascade City, Grand
Forks, GVeenwood, Phoenix,
Midway, Camp McKinney, Revelstoke, Vancouver, Ferguson.
Manager Ferguson Branch.
Post Office Store
Ferguson, B. C.
We have just placed in our ware room a large stock of choice
fresh Groceries. Also a big addition to our well assorted stock
of Boots and Shoes, 'Clothing, Crockery, Miners' Supplies, Etc.
Special quotations to cash purchasers. Goods carefully packed
for pack horse outfits.    Close cash prices.
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
More Than Freight Saved By Buying Miners' Supplies From Us.
C. B. Hume & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
��,@   General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
Branch at
Trout Lake City.
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited^
KAMLOOl'S. 15. C.
Manufacturers of Lager Heer, Porter and all kinds of. aerated watcriy
Satisfaction guaranteed. Tj   T*   TT7    T).- ~bc
All orders by mall or I}.   J. .   VV .   i. CdrSC,
otherwise promptly attended to. MANAGER.
Wholesale and Retail dealers in Farm
Hay and Feed, Cured Meats, Fish, etc.
Write for quotations in any quantity.    Prompt shipment!.
Revelstoke, B.C.
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