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Vol. IV, No 30.
Ferguson, B. C, SEPTEMBER 4, 1903.
$2 a Year
Ferguson Men Prominent in Million
Dollar Enterpri.se.--0f Vast
Importance to People
of the Kootenays.
A representative of tho Eagle called
on Joseph Ryan, ot Ryan __ Hunter,
with a view to verifying a report
that a smelter in which Messrs. Ryan
& Hunter are interested, was likely to
be erected in Kaslo.   Mr. Ryan said:
"My partner and I have worked for a
long time at endeavoring to interest
smelting syndicates to erect a plant at
Kaslo, which is by situation and natural advantages of communication the
manliest smelting centre of the Kootenay country, both oast and west. I
had been over tho ground in 1902 for
a Minneapolis syndicate, and so became familiar with the ins and outs of
the matter, We havo had the project
turned back to us timo after time, but
kept steadily at it wherever a chance
offored. On the 2i)th of June last, just
two months ago, wo got in touch with
tho American Load corporation.. The
consulting ouginosr of that company,
Mi*. G. F. Rendall of Wall streot, New
York, took up the proposition, asking
for a lull report, which we at once fur-
nislicd. On its receipt Mr. Rendall
secured the necessary capital and at
the present moment we have $400,000
to our credit witli our Now York bankers, Eugene J. Bealos & Co., of Broad
street. Our offices are also taken. I
have thc plans for a plant of S00 tons
daily capacity, and Mr. Rendall wires
mo ho is on his way out here. I can
speak for that much. Of course the
whole thing may collapse, because lead
smelting ur smelting at all is a serious
business in B. C. Tho economlo considerations must bo necessarily looked
into, and of necessity we must reckon
with opposition from allied smelters
and railroads,
"Yes. There aro others in the field
seeking to put in a smeltor at Kaslo.
Messrs. Hlroh and Remington, represented by Mr. J. C. Ryan.
"No. Ho is no relation. Wo aro
neither related nor allied in any way.
I merely sbino 111 the refracted light of
Mr. J. C. Ryan, who Is looking after
thoir interosts.   Also the Haborllnes,
of New South Wales. They are connected with the famous Broken Hill
mines and are most suecesful smelters
of refractory ores. Besides those two
groups there is a party behind Mr.
Ginsberger of the Monitor mine, Threo
Forks. Mr. Ginsberger has an engineer on the ground now, a Mr. Per-
nau from Newcastle on Tyne.
"Necessarily all are striving to get
the best terms they can. Mr. J. C.
Ryan's group wants undertakings by
the mine owners to Invest in his enterprise. Mr. Ginsberger wants something elso, and so it goes. Wo want
what the city has offered, and are
ready to put our money into the enterprise right now. Outsido that we seek
no favors beyond a fair business field
and no discrimination.
'���Very likely we shall employ, when
running full blast, about 350 men, but
I do not think tbat at first we will employ beyond 250 or 280. The plant
alone will cost $175,000.
"I cannot thank the Kaslo people
sufficiently for their vory great help*
fulness, lt is hard to discriminate,
where all were more than cordial in
their aid, but I must spocially mention
Mr. John Daly, Colonel Stone, Mr,
Archer, mayor of Kaslo and Mr. Goig-
rlch I should also specially thank
Mr. J. L. Retallack who, tho' knowing me for a political opponent, gave
me some invaluable Information on the
lead question.
"I did not even touch the fringe of
politics while outsido. I had to attend
to business, and I cannot permit a mixture of business and politics. Still I
will say that the Liberals make a good
showing in Kaslo. It may be only a
showing and will fail to carry valuo
with depth. Mr. J. L. Retallack makes
an excellent candidate. I am bound to
confess it, but I am vory far from making further admissions. My Idea is to
work bard in tho conservative cause,
tako nothing for granted, and await
the fruit of our work. The Hon. Robert (Ireon must win, and win easily."
The t.ardctiii l'n*.j*. roti-i.
R, T. Lowery arrivod ln Nelson on
Tuesday from a trip to Forguson. Ho
says ho did not hear anyone talt politics or religion, but heard much of levels and shafts und oro and mining lore
generally. The Lardoau, according to
Mr. Lowery, Is prosperous and Its poople are happy and contented, although
none of them are particularly fond of
the schedule on whicli tho train and
boats run. Travellers ^reach Trout
Lako at .'1 o'olock in the'1 morning, 12
hours from the time they.leave Nelson.
Returning they |?jive Trout Lake at 3
O'clock in tho afternoon and reach Nelson at 11 o'clock the next forenoon.
Poplar Creejc io growing, and Is to
have three moro hotels. No new strikes
have been reported in the last three or
four days.���Nelson Tribune.
,), I-:. Smith Sella Out.
Smith & LcBonu, ownors of tho electric light and saw mill, have dissolved
partnership. Mr. Smith retires and
Mr. LoBoau will continue to carry on
the business.
-.iimlcn Flowers.
Forguson becamo moro of a homo
town this year In several ways. A town
never looks homelike when there are
no (lowers or vegetable gardens or
fonces, and until tho past summer we
must say there was not much to attract
tho eye In this respect. There has
been more work done during the past
summer than ever before in beautifying tho outside appearance of the
homes of Ferguson. Most of the homes
have beautiful beds of flowers and it is
with feelings of sadness that we seo
the near approach of "Jack Frost" to
destroy the flowers.
Ended In �� Draw.
The match for the supremacy on the
Lacrosse field of Western Canada,
came off at Vancouver on August 20th,
und ended in a draw, the score standing 3 vs. 3.
The Held captains agreed to play 20
minutes extra, or until a deciding goal
was obtained within that limit, but no
further score resulted.
An article on Five-Mllo crowded out.
A carload of furs shipped last week
from Strathcona, Alta., was valued at
H. H. Johnston has r.turned from
thu Lardoau, whero bo has been engaged in miniug for soveral months.���
Rossland Miner.
The Halcyon Springs and also the
St. Leon springs have a large growing
trado from tourists. Many who formally wont to Banff now go to one or
other of theso beautiful near by resorts.
Tommy���Ma, may I have Jimmy
Driggs over to play on Saturday?
Mrs. Fogg���No, you mako too much
noise. You'd better go down to his
houso and play.
Travel still keeps large through the
Lardeau. Every week many people
make the round trip from Nolson to
Poplar, Ferguson, Trout Lake, and
via Arrowhead and Halcyon Springs
and back to Nelson.
Ex-Premier Dunsmuir has announced
his intention of building anotner big
railway ferry which will run from Victoria and the mines to the mainland.
It will carry 28 loaded cars. Tho new
ferry is to bo equipped with turbine engines.
The C. P. R. recently awarded a contract for tho diversion of the main lino
at Clanwilliam, a station on the main
line about 12 miles west of Revolstoke.
This move has beon adopted owing to
prevalence of snowslides at times at
Thirty-eight new locomotives will be
installed shortly in the freight service
of the C. P. R. Nine of these are now
on thoir way west, and twenty-one
more are In the hands of the company.
The balanco will shortly be turned out
of the Schenectady shops.
Dawson Is to have a fall.fair. It will
be under the auspices of tho Yukon
Horticultural association of Dawson.
The time is set for a day during the
present week. It is purposed to make
the exposition of valtto to the minor,
the farmer and all who are looked on
to develop the great Yukon.
Messrs. McDermid and McHardy,
real estate and insurance agents of
Nelson, are gotting out ten thousand
illustrated pamphlets to send all over
tho Dominion of Canada, the United
States and tho old country. Tho pum-
phlets will be descriptive of tlio new
gold Holds af Poplar crock and tho advantages of Nelson as an outfitting
point, consisting of 41 pages containing 24 cuts and a map of tho district.
Honored Sir Thomas.
On August 2-ltli Sir Thomas Lipton
was elected an honorary member of
the Eureka Yacht club of Newark,
N. J., for rescuing Rear Commodore
/lOlglop and a party of friends from a
catboat, whioh was disabled on July 2
last. Tbe boat mot disaster In a squall
whilo sailing nour tho Krin's anchor-
ago at Sandy Hook. Sir Thomas headed tlio rescuing party in a launch from
his boat. 	
Northwestern Mino All Right.
The trouble at tho Goldfinch, the
property of the Northwestern D. S.,
on Fish crook, Is that expensive machinery was Installed and the treasury
of tho company depleted before sufficient development of the mine gave
enough stoping ground to keep tho
stamp mill in operation. The mine is
i good one and everything will be all
right when, money to, resume opera-
lions is forthcoming. '*'
To Ho Ainiilr  "lated.
A numbor of well known properties
up tho North Fork of the Lardeau aro
boing amalgamated for the purposo of
working to bettor advantage. The
Eagle hopes to be able to announce
shortly tbo personnel of the new organization,
This Time It Is Right Near Fergu-
guson.--The Lardeau Gold
Belt Extends Over
Thirty Miles,
While a good many people in Ferguson aro busily engagod in sottling the
social and political problems of tho
universo, tho discovery of gold around
them goes merrily on. The latest
was mado on Sunday, when William
Davie, of the "Lucky Jim," camo upon
a good looking ledgo of gold quartz on
the mountain immediately south of
Ferguson. Ho wont down the trail to
Trout Lako with specimens of the
quartz thickly studded with gold, tbo
sight of which so aroused tho citizens
of the lake-sido resort that many of
them struck out for the lucky spot immediately. It is said thoy wore leav'
ing town up to midnight, carrying candles to light them along- tlie mountain
trail. Fourteen claims wero staked on
Monday und several othors the following day.
The Eagle man saw two prospeotors
on Wednesday who had just come down
tho hill,
"How's tho new strlko?'' was asked.
"Yuu bet it's ull right," said urn.-.
"We've traced tho ledgo clout* down tu
Ferguson, lt is covered mo:t or thu
way, but it crops out sufficiently for a
man to trace it across tbo mountain,
though tho timbor is very thick."
Tho men further said that Davie had
struck somo rich looking samples and
that they had punned a couple of hands
full of stuff that showed plenty of
The new strike brings still more, evidence to prove tbo continuity of tho
gold bolt of tlie Lardeau, whioh has
already been traced for about thirty
mites, from Poplar ereok in the south
to away beyond Fish river in the north,
with Ferguson right in the heart of ii
The Broadview Mine*.
Xo news lias reached us yet of the
Broadview mine, which is at our back
doors, starting operations. Wo havo
not learned the purchasers yet. Many
bolievo the Broadview to be the back-
none of the Ferguson camp. Certainly
everything that ono could wish for to
mako a flrst-class mining proposition
is included In the Broadview, and tho
property is most advantageouslv situated. Wben a good, strong company
takes hold of tho proporty, liko tho
Great Western or Silver Cup Co.'s,
our town will jump ahead with a bound.
Wo know pooplo do not realize or know
what a vast tonnage of high grado copper smelting ore Is resting untouched
in tho high Grout Northern mountain
that forms a high rocky wall at the
back of our town. Did thev but real-
izo the importance and value contained In thoso deposits, surely thoy would
form a privato company to operate tho
mine. This could bo dono cheaply and
it would no doubt bo a sourco of great
profit to tlio investors as well as bringing almost incalculable financial benefit to tho town and evoryono interested
in it. __.	
Tlinoly Otframont fi'n-1 tho West.
It must bavo boon a retired sporting
editor that located tho Sullivan, Cor-
bett and Fitzslmmons volns nonr Idaho
Springs, and tho management's annual roports will probably read somewhat like this: "A left handed under
cut from John L. to Corbctt.'s hanging
wall and the latter swings to the right.
Corbett is now driving -toward Sullivan's broast. Fitzsimmons had a
strong lead to start with but faulted at
tho contact with tho newly discovered
Jeffries vein. On the whole we think
the Sullivan lodo the most pronounced." Expert John Hays Hammond,
with tho assistance of Expert George
Silor, should got up a most readable
prospectus for this mine.���The Western Miner.
Kieli Mining Properties.
Visitors to Ferguson affirm that this
is tho most stirring mining camp in the
province. Still some of our best mining properties are lying idle; some for
lack of means to continue operations,
and others waiting for a purchasor.
Vundorhllt Llhollod,
Cornelius Yandcrbiit lias Instructed
it prominent law firm to bring suit for
libel against the Novosti newspaper al
St. Petersburg, whose editor Vander-
bilt wants severely punished. Tliis i-.
tho odltor's crime:
"Whon Cornelius and his friends visited St. Petersburg In their yacht,"
wrote tho newspaper, "tho ladies were
hard up for jewelry. Thoy hud not
dared to bring their tiaras and other
greut jewels to su barbaric a country :i*
Russia. Yot thc ladies did nut care to
appear without jewelry at a dinner
party given on tlie yacht to several
members of tho St. Petersburg aristocracy. So tbey made tho rounds ol
the jewelers of the capital, selected n
sackful of bracelets) earrings, necklaces and headdresses and had them
sent to the yaoht on approval, Theso
burrowed plumes tliey wore ut tho dinner, und sent them buck next duy with
their regrets."
Vnndorbilt denies the story and
wants tho Novosti man punished for
libelling his frlonds.
New Nowspapor Bnto.
A circular frnm the Post OIHoo department of Canada announces a big
cut in tho rate of newspapers from the
olllco of publioation. Formerly half n
cent a pound was charged for the carriage of papers, whether to cities
whero tho free delivery system prevailed or not. Undor tho now rate one
quarter of a cent only will be charged
on newspapers from tho office of publioation addressed to regular subscribers
whero tho distance docs not exceed :{0d
miles, and tlio destination is not a
place having a froo delivery system.
Newspapers addressed to such places
are still liable to pav tho old half-cent
Servico will bo hold in Eagle hall
every Sunday commoneing at II p. m.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p.m. All
aro invited to attend.
Next Sunday's service will be held
in tho evoning.
Sunday School ever;, Sundny at 2
p, m. Rev. Sharp, Pastor.
 _. Lardeau Eagle
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ljI lab-ad  every
Friday nt Ferg i
whom all correspondence should be mailed,
Subscription Rates;    ?..oo pur annum, to
'.- address lit Amerlua; $1.25 for six moiulis;
���oi year tn lorotgn addrosscs.   No pay, no
Vdvcrtlslng Ratest Display nils.,,t.uo per
slo column inch per month. Legal ads.,12
ts per (nonparielj lino for first Insertion; 8
* por line fin- eaob iiiklitioiial insertion,
tding notices 10 vents per line eacli issue.
: -iy day legal notices, jlu.j stxtydays, $7.60;
r-y iiays,;*',. .So ads. accepted at less than
so rates.   -No room for quack ails.
Four weekly Insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
?RIDAY. SEPT. 4, 1903.
As a fulfillment of the Eagle's
prediction that the richly mineralized
b.lt which runs through the Lar-
deau from Kootenay lake near the
town of Lardo, to Fish creek in the
Camborne camp, contains leads of
free milling gold ore all the way,
one lias only to follow the reports in
tlie Eagle from week to week of
new discoveries, and it will be seen
mat we  knew whereof we spoke.
The mineralized belt averages about
two miles in width and exceptionally rich silver-lead leads have been
known to exist in its area for a number of years, but while some placer
gold had been found no one thought
.if looking lor the source of this
gold. A year and a half ago several groups were located at Camborne which were found to contain
good values in the precious gold.
Last fall some prospectors found
that the leads on Rapid and Poplar
creeks contained visible free gold,
Hut not until June of this year was
i! known that these leads have the
best surface showings yet found in
Western America. During the past
Hvo months the gold rock has been
I raced right along the mineralized
;.one to Ferguson and each succeeding week there is brought to our
notice reports of discoveries of the
same character of free milling gold
bearing leads.
This week ther. has been quite a
tampede to tlie Silver Cup moun-
l.iin, near Eight-Mile, where a number ol claims have been located.
Samples have been brought down
Showing a profusion of coarse gold
i:i the quartz. So we have the rich
stuff in quantity almost at our door
Apropos of the trend ol public
interest toward the Lardeau coun-
Iry in consequence of the marvellous manner in which the district's
mineral wealth is being discovered
and developed, we think it would be
well for a business mens' associa-
liontobe formed at Ferguson, or
what might answer the purpose, to
have a resuscitation of .the local
Uranch of the B. C. Mining association, ever inactive, now covered
with moss and petrified. With individual effort very little can be
accomplished, but with a live organization whose officers were not
mere figureheads we earnestly believe good cculd be done in advising legislation, in advertising our
camp, and in otherwise promoting
our district's well&re. Let us "rattle the dry bones."'
corporation, be dead as far as we
in the Lardeau might know, were it
not that we read of strife being put
fortli by the same company to gain
control of country where they do
not now hold a monopoly. Just as
soon as Jim Hill makes a move
Shaughnessy is on the alert to head
him off, but J. J. Hill cannot very
well get into the Lardeau, otherwise this district would "look good
to him." The C. P. R, have about
corraled the Lardeau, and now they
have apparently gone asleep to
dream of new fields to conquer,
while the people of this district are
left to help themselves as best they
may. We have a service from Net*
son to Trout Lake by steamer and a
short branch railway, but the service rendered is admitted on all
sides to be most inadequate, and
the company talks ot closing this
down when the heavy frost conies.
The business of the Lardeau is, we
believe, of enough importance and
great enough to give us a better
and an all-year service, for one
must not, in considering the volume of traffic, measure only the
present business, but rather what
will be shortly and also what would
be if continuous transportation
were guaranteed the year round.
What is complained of most is the
tedious night run from Gerrard to
Trout Lake, the passengers being
packed into an insufficient space
with a big smoke stack running
through. When the door is closed
it is too warm, and with the door
open it is too draughty.
The big saw mill that is being
built at Trout Lake will certainly
help the town very greatly. The
company will employ steadily a
large force of men running nigljt
and day. Lumber is a commodity
that does not and will not go begging on the market, for the North
West Territories to the East has a
ready market for which there has
not been enough lumber for several
What is the matter wilh  the C.
P, R, company?   They may, as a
[Adopted at Revelstoke, September 13th, 1902.1
1. That this convention reaffirms the policy
of tlie party In matters of provincial roads ana
trails; tile ownership and control of railways
nml tiie development of the agricultural re-
BOtirces ol the province as laid down in the
platii'mi adopted in October, 181)11, which is as
"To actively aid in tlio construction of trails
tlirouuliont the undeveloped portions of thc
province and the building of provincial trunk
roail.siif publio necessity,
"'lo adopt the principles of government ownership of railwavs in so fur as the clrcum-
stanoos of the province will admit, anil the
adoption of the principle that uo bonus sliould
be granted to any railway company which
does not give the government of the province
control of rates over linos bonused, together
with tlie option of purchase
"To actively assist by state aid in the (level
opmcttt of the agricultural resources ol thc
2. That in the meantime and until the railway policy above set forth can be accomplished, a general ruilway act be passed, giving
freedom to construct railways under certain
approved regulations, analogous to thc system
that litis resulted in sucli extensive railway
construction in tlie United States, with so
much advantage to trade and commerce.
:'.. That to encourage the mining industry,
lhe taxation of metalliferous mines should be
ou a basis of a percentageon tlie net pnilits.
1. That the government Ownership nf telephone systems should be brought about as a
lirst step in the acquisition of public utilities.
5. That a portion of every coal urea hereafter to be disposed of sliould be reserved from
sale or lease, so that state owned iiiincsmay be
easily accessible, if their operation becomes
necessary or advisable,
l*,. That in the puln land leases provision
sliould be made for reforesting and that steps
should be taken for the general preservation of
forests by guarding against the wasteful destruction of timber.
7. That the legislature and government of
tho province should persevere In the efforts to
secure tlie exclusion of Asiatic labor.
a. Thut the matter of better terms iu the
way of subsidy and appropriations for the
province should be vigorously pressed upon
the liomlnlon govcrniueiit.
tt. That tliu silver-lead Industries of the
province be fostered and encouraged by the
imposition of increased customs duties on lend
nil') load products imported into Canada, and
that tliet.oiiHervatlve members of tlie ilomln-
iott House he urged to support any motion introduced for such a purpose.
10. That as industrial disputes almost invariably result In great loss and Injury both lo
tlie parlies directly concerned and to tho public, legislation should be passed to provide
means for nn amicable adjustment of such disputes between employers and employees.
11. That it is advisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of tlie province
within the province as far as practicable by
moans of taxation on the said raw products,
HUbJeOt to robatc of the same In whole or part
wheu manufactured In llritish Columbia.
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Ferguson, the Pay-Roll Centre
of the Rich Lardeau.
SOUTH   of   Ferguson  lie
phenominally rich
camps   of  Poplar
Rapid creeks, and
NORTH of Ferguson lies Fish
creek, where free mill-
gold ore abounds.
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up,
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Revelstoke. B. C.
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18th August, 1008.
London. S.W., Juno, 1W3.
Sir���I nm directed by tlio Coinmnuder-in*
Chief to inform you that it has been brought to
his notice that on tlie conclusion of the recent
War in South Africa, a large numbor of Boer
families found, on returning to their farms,
that their family bibles had disappeared.
It appears that tlio Boer inhabitants of tho
South African Colonics set great store by their
family Bibles, whicli often contain family
records of some anihiuHy, and even in some
cases nre the only repository of such records In
consequence of tlie unavoidable destruction of
church registers.
Lord Roberts feels sure that lf any persons
have in tlieir possession auy of these Bibles
they will willingly return tbem when tliey
learn bow tbey arc valued by their former
possessors and be thinks it unnecessary to emphasize how much such a kindly act would be
.appreciated by our new fellow subjects,
j   He therefore wishes it to be known as widely
-as possible among all officers and soldiers who
are now serving or have been retired, dis-
* qharged or relegated to tbe Reserve, whether
r .hey belong or belonged to tlie Regular Army,
,  Vuxillary or Colonial Corps, and also among
I any of their friends, lo whom they may have
liven them as  relics,  tbat Mr. \V. li.Alex-
f  under, ot 12, Bishops-gate Street Without, Lon-
'���  'lon, K, 0., has kindly consented to recetveand
' 'dispatch  to  their ownors   any such  Bibles
whicli may bave been takon from Boer farms.
' He feels sure that thu above facts and tbe
knowledge that it Is lit swish tbat all such relics should Hud their way back to their former
owners will be*sufficient to ensure that'their
present owners,  however much  they valuo
tbem, will readily part with them for this purpose.
.1 am, etc.,
D. A. G.
Tiie t.cneral Officer Commanding.
Publio notice is hereby given that the undersigned intend to apply under tbe provisions of
the "Tramway Company Incorporated Act"
and amended acts, for the incorporation of a
company with power to build, i-quip and operate a tramway and to construct ami equip
and operate telephone or telegraph lines in
connection therewith, between a point on
Trout hike, at or near the townsite of Trottt
Lake and a point on Lardeau river, West
Kootenay, at or near Ferguson, B, C, with
branch lines from, nt or near, Ferguson, B., c.,
to Circle City on the North Forfc of Lardeau
river, and to Ten Mile ou tho South Fork of
Lardeau river.
The general route of said proposed tramway
and telephone or telegraph liness'hall be along
or near tbe banks of Lardeau river and tbe
North and South forks thereof.
Dated this 10th day of July, 1303,
A. JOHNSON,       >
J.A. DARRAGH, (Applicants.
Smith cfr Co.
45 Bleary St,
����� Montreal
Will be reproseuted in
Ferguson three or lout-
days each month. Any
orders for clothing will
receive close attention
and we
Time Table.
Running between Arrowhoad, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing' October 14th, 1903, will sail as follows,
weather permitting,
Leaving Arrowhead for Beaton and
Comaplix, twice daily���10k and 5k.
Leaving Beaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhoad. twice daily���7:13k and
12;45k. Making closo connections
with all C. P. K. Stoamors and trains.
The owners reserve tliu right to
change times of sailings without
The Fred Robinson Lumber Co.Ltd
Our representative
S. A. Seott is a
practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
orders for him.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   ,   _   .
Sltuatcd^midst scenery unrivalled for
grandeur. Tbo most complete health
resort on the continent of North-America.
Its baths euro all Nervous and Muscular diseases. Its waters heal all
Kidney, Liver and Stomach ailments.
They are a never failing remedy for
all metallic pofsons, completely purifying the system.
TERMS���115 to IIS per week, according to residence iu Hotel or Villas,
Notice tu Delinquent Co-Owners.
To Z. Gordon Goldberg or L. Goldburg, or to
any person or persons to whom they may
have transferred their interests in the Little
Robert and Little Robert No. 2 miner claims
situate at tbe head of the north fork of Lardeau creek, and adjoining the Black Warrior
group on the southeast, in the Trout Lake
Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Yon are hereby notified that I have expended
two hundred and five dollars and twenty-five
cents (#205.2r>), inlahorand improvements on
the above mentioned mineral claims for the
current year in order to hold said mineral
claims under the provisions of the mineral
Act, and if within ninety days from thc date
of this notice you fail or refuse tocontribute
your proportion of Mich expenditures together
with all cost of advertising, your interest in
aaid claims will become the property of the
subscriber, under seetion 4 of an Act entitled
An Act to Amend the Mineial Act, 1900.
Dated at Ferguson this 10th day of July, 1903.
Certificate of Improvements.
Lucky Jack, Lucky Threo and Littlo Phil
minoral claims, situate in the Trout Lako Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located���On the south east side of
Poplar creek, near the railway.
Take notice, that I, Robert Hodge, as agent
for E. M, Morgan, Free Miner's Certificate No.
007,688, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Keeorder foraCcr-
tltlcato of Improvements, for .the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of tho abovo claims.
And further tako notico that action, under
Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated thiB 20th day of August, A. D. 1903.
Oct. 80. K01IT. HODGE.
You a
Earuer ?
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, surplus and earnings belong to its policy holders.
For rates, etc., apply to agent,
Including thc Fish Creek camp
and Upper Dunoan ltiver -section, compiled by A. P. Cummins, P. L..S., and S.
Shannon.B.A.,is now on sale at this
ollice. Thc ready sale of the man is
proving all we have said for it. The
Trout Lake division is lithographed in
black, tho Lardeau in red, and thu Ainsworth in blue. Even a tenderfoot could
take a copy of this map and find any
claim recorded in the three divisions.
The mountains, lakes, creeks, wagon
roads, trails, surveyed railway routes,
and the location and name (by a unique
index) of every mineral claim in the
district is shown.
Next   to   Visiting   tfte   Country   In
Person This Map Takes First Place.
In fact every geographical
feature is so well defined that one can
see at a glance the nature of our country
and the trend of the claim locations
gives an intelligible idea of thc mineral
belts running through the camp. It Is
The   Best   Worth   for -- One  Dollar
ever offered in the map lino of amining
camp. It is the tlrst complete man of
the district and is selling well. It is just
what vou are looking for. WE ALSO
Address your order, with an
enclosure of a one dollar bill, [no
cheques, orders, etc.] to
Ferguson, B.C.
Mining companies or others ordering
lots of 20 or more, maps will bo supplied at 50 cents each.
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X      IRON BEDS u Specialty      J
I $5 and up. ���
t .ox....................... t
Goods can be furnished to any part ot Lardeau on very short notice
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelson.
No Charge for packing  . >��>�������������-�����-��*) <. <��� ��� >������������-�����������*.������� ��� -><��� ��� ��� -> ������
Notico i.s hereby given that I. W. B. Pool, intend, slxtv dny��' after dale, lo apply lo (he
Honorable, tliu Olilef Commissioner of Lauds,
and Works, for permission to iHlreliaae for
mfniiiR pnrposes. the lands near Poplar ereek
|n West Kootenay, described as follows:
Camqianplng at a post marked "W. 11. Pool's
U'. W. eorner," planted about 20 elutins south
of Mastcrson A tlrillltli's store at tbe K. & A.
Hy. [rack; theneo Uu chains east: thenee :U)
chains south; thence .50 chains (vest: thenco RO
chains north lo the point of commencement,
contuinlnt*. no acres, more or less, i
j ferguion, il. ('., 1stU Auguit, 11108.
Oct. 1(1. VI. B. POO!,.
Slxtv day. alter da e. 1. David Ferguson, Intond to apply to Ihe Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to ptlrcliase
tho following described land, situated on tho
South Fork of Lardoau creek, about ono mile
trom forks above the (own of Ferguson:
commencing al a post marked "David Ferguson's iV, W. corner." thence south ".'ijchaius,
thelieeeHsl 20 chains, thonce norm "iu chains.
thonco west 80 chains to point of commence-
menl.ciuilainlng itbonHO acres, more or less.
D.iled ilils 23rd ilnv of Inly, 1908.
-jctolicrj.. DAVID FfSttal'SON.
Trade Marks
Copyrights &e.
Anrone lending a skcleh nnd description ran,
nb%ktl ascertain onr opinion froo whether an
Intention 1, probably pntcnlablo.  Coninunilen-
.:_.'...,., ��J...,,tl,ln,oo.. Ilniidbookon Patents
fnrattli-n I. probably patentable.  Conmnnilca*
IBnfi rl"l yhnlldontial. Ilmidbookoli Patents
io ittree. oVlert agency for sccur ng Stents.
���PateiiS takoil ttrtiigli Nuiui (. Co, receive
""i-at'enS YSert ���.GF.K.Olu. n'S
(-fWrntttS, without charge, lu tffe
Scientific American.
t A ban-Homely lllustratod woo.lr.   I.sreest cir.
"_�� F St, Wuhlmnon, ft
Let tha'BOLD DUST twits do your work."1
No Soap, Borax, Soda or Ammonia is needed with
With little water and less effort you can clean
anything about the house better, easier and
cheaper than with Soap oc, any other cleanser.
Once try it, you'll always buy it. ,
Mads only by THE N. K. FAIRBANJ. -COMPANY,
GUeaie.    Haw York,    Boetoo,    St. Louis. ��� Montreal.
>�����*�������������.. .4+ _..�����.....# -,��. 4+
Funeral Directors and   .
[Graduate of Myer's Coltego,.of Embalming]
Can attend case at Ferguson at ton    f
' hours notice 11 advised by wire. I
�����*������������������ ���+-��� -����� ���
a J. Robertson * O
Ferguson, B. C.,  Opposite the 1'ostoifice.
Capital Authorized, $4,000,000 head OPficm
Capital (paid up)    -    2,086,260 ���
Rest ---... 2,650,000 lorotito, Ontario.
Branches in the Northwest Territories. Provinces 'of British Columbia,  Man.*
tobn, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vloo-Pros. and Gen, Ma,:.
E. HAY, Assistant Gon. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C.   Branch���A   General   Banking   Business   Transacted.
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.
Drafts Sold available in All parts of Canada,
Coiled State-; and Europe.
Special attention civen to, eolieetiuns and
.Mining; Ilonds.
Everybody    Qui  Special
smokes     AND_	
The Union
Thoy.ftronll ijihn mado and of tho
bust Havana Tobacco money cnn
buy. Try ono nn.I satisfy yourself
as to their quality,
Union    Cigar
Factory, H. A,
li R O \V N.  Prop.
i Hotel
We try to Rive gatisf;.
tion to our  g'lii *>'.';;
Laughton   Bros-
-_^*3Mi-��H?i*$H$i$& *;i$-;*:-iv..':
�����_. ___>,
^i^-^,s��H^l^ l*LJ&JA*&*&.
Have Stables nt Ferguson, Trout LsScttiid Beaton,
Where they keep light nnilhiwy vnhMiw, *'";-!'' ur.tl
double di Ivors, saddle und pack liorsos for hire.
Also proprietors of tho stage route running between
tlio abovo points, making throe trips weekly.
rj Local  and General.
ii. Crilly returned from Camborno
i' rlduy last.
I'. C. Elliott returned homo Monday
from Camborno.
G. Attwood, M' E.| returned from
Kevelstoke Sunday.
:. Hodge returned from a trip to
Kaslo Thursday last.
A. M, Craig of Boaton, was a visitor
lo Ferguson Wednesday.
U. C. Forbes! returned from a trip to
I'ictoriaon Thursday last.
las. Otto was a visitor iu Forguson
from Camborno Wednesday.
R. J'. Pottlplooo of Vancouver, was
in town the lirst part of Llic week.
J. I'ortor is developing a free sold
claim a short pioco back of tlio hospital.
Mr. T. E. L. Taylor, lately alderman
of Rovelstoke, has returned to British
J. Q, McKinnon returned from atrip
to Revolstoke and Camborno Thursday
of last week.
The lumber is on tlio ground for J. C.
Kirkpatrick's now building opposite
tlio Eagle block.
i'ete MoPhailiWho has driven a tour-
hursc team for tt. Danov for the past
year, left for Beaton Monday.
I? Jas. V. Reeves returned from Nelson
Monday with a new stock of jewelry,
having mot a traveler in Nolson.
P. Burns & Co,, meat dealers, disposed of IU carcases of dressed beofin
Ferguson and vicinity last week.
The verandah and balcony at tlio
hospital are eomplotod and painting tho
whole building is now in progress,
Mr, W. Macdonald and Mrs. Macdonald, accompanied by Mrs. Cameron,
wero visitors at Five-Mile Sunday.
J. M. Kellie of Revolstoke, has announced that he will be a candidato for
the Revelstoko riding on the Liberal
Gold Commissioner Fred Fraser of
Rovelstoke, Fred Campbell, mining
recorder, and H. McPherson, road
inspector, drove up to Five-Mile ou
We enjoyed a beautiful day on Sun-
day last and the townspeople woro
pretty near all out of town. Many people talec z. walk to the concentrator of
a Sunday.
Photographer Wadds Look views of
the concentrator, tram, saw mill and
other objects of interest at Fivo-Mile
on Monday for tho Great Western
C. R, McKay, who has beeu laid up
at the Miners' Union Hospital returned
to his homo at Beaton Friday last. Mr.
McKay is loud in his praises of the
treatment received at tho hospital.
There iB now a daily stage running
between Forguson and Boaton, though
the mail is carried but evory second
day. There is also a daily stage between Ferguson and Trout Lake.
E. Wilson, M. A., lately teacher of
the Trout Lako public school, got an
an appointment last week to tho high
school at Armstrong. Thc salary is a
big increase over what lie received at
Trout Lake.
Jno. .1. Youug, M. L. A., of Calgary,
Alt., and W. B, Pool, wero In Forguson Tuesday. Thoy uro making a trip
through the Lardoau inspecting thoir
various mining properties with which
they arc identified.
Tho wagon road from Beaton to Ferguson is now in lino condition and the
drive in is most enjoyable. Tho present is the best part of the year to visit
Lardeau and its mines, and a good
many people arc coming and going.
Tbe Ferguson post oflice will close
hereafter at" p. m., Instead of 8 p. ra.
This applies only to general post office
business and general delivery. Holders of box keys may gain access to
iheir boxes at any time as heretofore.
James Anderson, manager at Rossland of the Bank of British North
America, was in Ferguson and Trout
Lako last weok looking ovor tho situation with a view to opening a branch
of the B. N. A. bank at one of these
, Ferguson people have an opportunity
qf seeing what they look like In print,
since the photograph tent gallery is in
town. Our readers may expect to seo
photo engravings of our leading citi
zens and politicians in the Eagle before long.
Manager Henderson of the Trout
Lake Saw Mill company, has started to
build thc now mill near the C. P, R.
warehouses. They are running steadily with tho old mill and planer. Considerable lumber is being accumulated.
E. Jacobs, representing the B. C.
Mining Record, visitod the principal
mines about Forguson andobtained information for a write-up of tlie camp.
Ho also got a number of subscribers
for bis magazine and left for Nelson on
Sunday afternoon.
An EAQLE representative was in
Trout Lake Friday last and found that
town busy. C. P, R. Agent Abbey has
his hands full taking care of the freight
coming and going. Most of tho freight,
however, is destined for the mines and
business firms of Ferguson.
Tho Ferguson "annex" at Five-Milo
is still growing rapidly, For tho past
month tho combined output of the
company's saw mill and the Smith &
Lcbeau mill, as well as some from tho
Trout Lake mill is being used. This
lumber and timber is for use in building trams, concentrator and buildings
that the Great Western mines people
are erecting.
' Locals With a Fnyatreak.
Legal forms for sale at Eagle office.
It pays to use the telephone. A trip
can often be saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton, Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
the phone. Office in Cummins & Co.'s
Orders for furniture will be filled as
quickly and with better results at tho
wholesale and retail store of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than anywhere else in the province.
* Smokers: If you want the genuine "Union" and "Our Special"
cigar seo that "Union Cigar Factory"
Is stampod In gilt letters on every box.
���H. A. Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
Order a ping-pong set, framed or
untrained pictures, picturo frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything in this line of goods from
the Canada Drug & Book Co., Revel,
stoke, B. C. Mail ordors attended to
A. M. Craig still conducts the feed,
livery and freighting stables ht Beaton, and has saddle horses and' light
and heavy conveyances for hiro at all
timos. His daily stage for Goldflelds
und Camborno meets the steamboat on
its arrival and departure.
10, in block 55, on Main street, next to
Ferguson hotel, and lots (I and 7, in
block 1, also on Main street near post
office. These are vory desirable lots
and can be purchased cheaply. Apply
to E. G. Woodward, Eagle office.
Wadds Bros., the photographers,
having found they woro unable to secure all the views desired about Ferguson, have decided to return, and will
bave tbeir tent studio opon for business
on Friday and Saturday, Sept. llth and
12th. Wadds Bros, are artists in their
line and guarantee satisfaction.
��� milKl ..44 4
Ferguson,     -     -     -     B, 0.
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, Pork,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand.
j j CARDS. |
j Q   B. N. WILKIE,
P. I_t. s.
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys mado and Crown Grants
Office:      -      ���     Trout Lake.
Surveys of .Mines. Mineral Claims and
Crown Lands. Crown Grants Obtained nnd Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
Ofllces:   Camborne and Vancouver
P.   L.   S.,
Beaton, 11. c
Headquarters tor Aasnyera, Mliilng
& mill Supplies, Sole agent. In B.
C. lor Morgan Crucible Co., Battersea,
England; P. W, Braun & Co.'s Patent
Cary .'iirniiceH.Burners.etc.' Wm. Alnsworth ,. Co.'s Pine Balances, etc., etc.
Solicitor for
The Imperial Bank
Perguson, B. C.
OFFICE���In the Ophir Lade block.
Barristers, Soliciters, etc.
Ofllces: Revelstoke, Golden, and Ferguson. Solicitors for Imperial Bauk
of Canada
Geo. s. McCarter. J, A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
Barrister,  Notary Public etc.
Watches, Clocks and
Ihave high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Crescent, Street,
C. P. E. Special,
Elgin, Father Time,
Veritas and B. V..
I have Eight-Day, Gon
Strike and Nicklo Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
We have made provision for very
extensive sales during August. Call
and examine our stock before placing an
Tea and Coffee
We make a specialty of Pure Teas and
Rich Coffees.
Summer Clothing, Boots and Hats ofthe best
make and large assortment.
McKinnon cfc Sutherland
New Goods for the  Trade.
The best selected stock that his ever been shown in tho Lardeau.
A new lot ot Hardware covering everything used in mine or the bush
A line line of waterproof Boots for prospectors and bushmen.
Clothing for all purposes and a full stock.
Gr. B. Batho & Co.,
: &	
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 ^u7ndPack.ne
���Freighting Transfer Outfit.
Contracts enterod Into for packing oi Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point in the district.
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.   Freighting from Thomson's Lending to Ferguson
a specialty,
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.     S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel
,'��� Proprietors.


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