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 VOL III. NO. 15.
deau eagle.
io tbe Slocan
Speaks For Itself
Tie Lardeau fill Enjoy An Un
ra of
J. N. Blaok ("Dad") returned from a
two weeks' visit to Sandon points on
Sunday evening last. He reports quite
a different aspect to that painted by
sufferers from the American smelter
trust. Whilo some of the properties
are only doing development work
pending the establishment of home
smelters and refineries, new capital is
boing invested, and many of the old
standby properties are working full
forces. Business mon report trade
rather quiet, but Dad could see no
evidence to substantiate the -contention, and he predicts a season of
general prosperity throughout that
district. It Is quite true that:
ers in (he Slocan, as well as at
and Rossland, are not foolishly'
in their good money, as Is aj
by tho many comfortable homes now
being built, and the general conservatism of the men who earn every cent
they receive by tho sweat of their
brow in the dark and dingy bowels of
the earth. This feature cannot fail to
ultimately result in a better class of
people taking up their permanent re
sidence in milling communities.
While In the Slocan Mr. Black met
many mining men who intend paying
the Lardeau a visit this season with
the expectation of getting in on something that will put money into their
own pockets. And the Lardeau can
sure offer them many inducements, a
fact which Dad did not fall to emphasize during his brief visit amongst
The general situation is not nearly
so blue as painted by disgruntled be-;
ings who spond more money travelling]
around whining for justice than they
do in actual mining operations. Nothing is bo good but what it might be
better, but taking ull things Into consideration, the country is by no moans
on the vergo of ruination. On tho
contrary, great strides of progress are
being mado In ovory class of business
and in every direction. To an occasional visitor tho growth is much more
evident Mian to those continually on
the ground.
Mr Bluck c,ome3 homo more than
over convinced that tbo Lardoau district, and Ferguson, its commercial
and pay roll centre, will forge to tho
front in spite of evory obstacle. "We
have I ho ore, and wo have the people
who will stay by tho camp and town
until the ruMeon is crossed and our
faith in this portion of tho province l��
demonstrated beyond all doubt," said
Dad as he tore away from tho EAGLE
man tu help iho teamsters unload tho
biilanco of a third oar of miners' supplies received during tho past week by
his firm, McKinnon &.Sutherland.
Coppor Dollar���J. A. Magee.     ^^^
Eva (4 years)���Imperial Development
Iron Dollar (4 years)���Imp. Dev. Syn.
Last Chance      ��� ���      ���      ���
Highland Mary (3 years) ��� ��� ���
Wedge fraction (5 years) ��� ��� ���
H. M. fraotlon ���      ���      ���
Thelma (2 years) ,,      ���      ���
Cholla        ��� ,,      ���      ,,
Tuscon       ��� ���      ���      ���
Blue Jay (2 years) ,,      ���      ���
Dora ��� ���      ���     ���
Clara ��� ���      ���      ���
r ln Elsie and * in Pinafore���W, Allen
to B. R. Shields. ,,.
Option on Treadweil���M. M. Buchanan
to Imperial Development Syndicate.
Option'' on Joker���Raoul Green to
Imperial Development Syndicate.
i in Brandon Star���A. W, Dickinson
to J. H. Curtis.
Moscow, etc.���Alfred Ootavius Kirby
to Double Eagle M. & D. Co., Ltd.
Trilby and Old Saul���J. J. Young et al
to Double Eagle M. & D. Co., Ltd.
5-6 in Portsmouth���John A. Darragh
to S. B. Floeter.
Option on Junior Monarch���Harry
Craven to John A. Darragh.
5-6 in Junior Monarch���John A. Darragh to S. B. Floeter.
5-6 in Saratoga���John A. Darragh to
S, B. Floeter.
Yucca���Duncan J. Kennedy to John A.
5-6 In Yucca���John A. Darragh to S,
B. Floeter.
Lochgarry���Dan. Mcintosh to John
i ln Golden Caohe, etc.���Henry Bodlne
to J. A. Magee.
Gold���Chas. Harvey to Wm. Harvey.
Joker���Raoul Green to Imperial Development Syndicate.
Liberal Appropriations For Local
Improve    streets   or   anything   ol
Thero appears to bo no remedy but to
incorporate and  look  after  our own
Prod. Dlsjardine, the Eagle is informed, has sold his one-third interest
In the Triune fraction for a figure
which is enabling bim to stay in
Revelstoko for nearly a month. It
must have been a big deal.
Hade For Ferguson's
School House, aod Clearing Lots
Managing     Director    McCrossan
Arranging for Men and Supplies
Chas. W. McCrossan, managing
director of the Metropolitan group and
also the Sunset group, up the north
fork, came In on Monday evening from
Minneapolis, to make arrangements
for placing a force of men to work on
both properties, but, as the snow is
late In going this season, Mr. McCrossan decided to wait another two
weeks. He left for Vancouver on I
Tuesday to meet the president of tho
company, Mr. Spencer of Victoria, but
will return shortly.
Mr. McCrossan informed tho Eagle
that he Intended to spend some $5,000,
or perhaps more, lu development work
this season. His supplies, as was tho
case last fall, will bo purchased entirely in Ferguson, and his forco of men
will bo hired hero.'
Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., was in town
on Sunday, but having to leave for
Rovelstoke on Monday to make arrangements in connection with tho
Big Bend road, ho had vory littlo time
here at his disposal. He will return
hore on Saturday noxt and arrange for
tho season's work. As already stated
in the Eagle, Mr. Taylor has secured
a very liberal appropriation for this
There is some $14,000 available for
this camp, besides $800 for a school
house in Ferguson and enough to clear
the lots granted to tbe government by
the townsito people for school purposes.
A wagon road up tho Nettio L. hill
is provided for, $2,000, and it is
thought that this, with what assistance the Maybe and Nettie L. owners
have consented to give, will make a
good job of it.
Another $3,000 is to bo expended on
the wagon road between Ten Mile and
tbe Landing, the major portion of
which will be applied between Ferguson and Trout Lake, where it is certainly most needed.
The trail up the north fork as far as
Circle City receives $500, the Old Gold
trail $300, while $650 is to be applied
to a new trail up Goat ereek, giving
Forguson direct and close 'connection
A force of eleven men is now engaged in development work at the
Cup. There is lots of snow up that
way Btill, and supplies are running
Bhort. As soon as more provisions cah
be packed In, moro men will be employed.
82.00 A YEAR.
Total Values of $1,449.63 Found
in the Sir Wilfred Group
Added to the Long List
H. M. Carter and J. McTaggart aro
hard at work on the Union Jack group,
| a couple of miles up the south fork
from here. Before tbey finish tbe
work outlined at present they hope tu
tap thoir big lead and surprise the
THE oandv ani> saxton
Peter Culkeen and Thos. Evans
went up the south fork of tho south
fork on Saturday last to resume work
on their respective claims, the Dandy
and Saxton. What work was done before the recent snowslide episode gave
most encouraging results.
The following locations, certificates
of work and conveyances were record
ed at tbe  Comaplix  recording olllco
during tho month of April last:
Canon fraction���Imperial Development
Syndicate, Ltd.
Thelma  fraction���Imperial  Development Syndicate, Ltd.
L. V. fraction���A. F. Rosenberger.
Pom Pom���J. B. McKenzie.
Long Tom���Win. Allen.
Gatllng Gun���R. Shields and  B. B.
Stockholm fraction���1 mpei'lal Dovolop-
ment Syndicate, Ltd.
Black Bear���Goo. D. Scott.
Gordon fraction���Kate Scott.
Hazel-Goo. D. Soott,
A. E. Phlpps, manager of tho Imperial bank at Revelstoke, and Geo. S.
McCarter, ono of tho legal profession,
were ln town on Sunday. Thero is
really no tolling what is to happon to
tho tho camp aftor a visit from such a
combination, but one is naturally loft
to suppose that the bunk people are
sizing up matters. The pooplo of Ferguson havo uo reason to fool unoasy.
'���Vo have the mines, wo havo the pay
roll, and the managers of tho companies operating iu the camp havo
their offices and headquarters here.
And if ono Institution gives us tho
marble heart wo havo the ready assurance nf another. But as hauliers are
supposed to savvy their own business
tbo Eagle has nothing further to say.
The Dominion government !
has decided to give a bonus I
of $5 a ton on Canadian re- 1
fined lead  to an amount not |
exceeding   $100,000   a year. |
It will   decrease  annually   in t
amount, the same as the iron
bounty, until it disappears.
...... at*-*,,..4..,..��
Ferguson can produce an aggregation which can teach Trout Lake the
art of playing football.
t 30 miles; but
f j Is given theoh
* I further movo (
County court assizes opens in Rovol-
stoko on May 7th.
Alex.  Lucas  has   been
mining recorder at Kaslo.
W. A. Galliher, M. P., is a "silent
niembor" with a vengeanco.s
B. E. Drew, Camborno, has been
gazetted a justice of tho peaco.
Cottonwood creek at Nolson Is causing all kinds of trouble. The lake,
too, ia rising rapidly.
with tho many mining properties on
Great Northern bill, just back of the
town, thus giving tho ownors a cheaper
means of getting in their supplies, and
later on enabling them to rawhide
thoir oro into town, where it can be
hauled on sleighs to point of shipment.
Tho south fork trail abovo Ton Mile
is to receive attention, and muoh timu
und money will be s.:ved by the proposed new trail on an oven grade to
the mouth of Brown ereok. Tho Triuno trail gets $1150, while a little dab
here and thero wilt be spont on other
trunk tributary trails, a detailed report of which Mr. Taylor did caro to
mako public at present.
Work for tho season will probably
bo commenced us soon as possible, providing the govornmont pays $3 a day
to laborers: otherwise thore is no tolling when tho muoh neodod work will
bo dono. But more will bo known
upon Mr. Taylor's return hero on Saturday.
The season is late and the snow on
tho higher levels is :;oing slowly. But
a few weeks of line summer weather
will bring it all down at onco, and
though the inhabitants of tho valley
may sulTer from high water and inundation as a consequence, prospeotors
and others interested are anxiously
waiting to get in to their properties to
eommeneo work.
Mr. Taylor's efforts to secure a grant
for fire protection purposes, or assisting unincorporated towns in any way,
were unsuccessful. Incorporated
towns, who pay no taxes into tho public treasury, can secure aid, but unin-
The St. Eugeno mine and mill at  ,	
Moyle are now In operation, with 200'corporated"towns, which contribute all
men at work, The product will be j their taxes year after year, cannot get
���Mppsd to Belgium. �� oent to proMot the town from fire,
Tho O, P. R. Are Forcing the Dominion Government to Their
Own Terms
Work has been temporarily suspended   on   tho   Arrowhead   &   Kootenay
railway pending the   result  of   what
action the Dominion government will
take with regard to granting a bonus.
Mr. Blair, minister of  railways, has
given notice of a resolution to grant a
subsidy of $00,000  for a railway from
Duncan lake towards Lardo or Arrow
lake, B. C, a distance not  exceeding
30 miles:  hut until a definite decision
bances are thero will he no
on the part of tho C. P.
R.    The  preliminary   work and  the
wharf, etc., at   Lardo  has boen completed, and thc contractors have their
supplies on the ground in readiness for
orders to go ahead. It matters very little
whether we like  it or not, tho people
must cough  up   beforo   this lead-pipe
cinching corporation will do any business.   So long as the" people  continue
to build railroads and  present, them to
the C. P. R., tho C. P. H. will do business,   but  not   otherwise.   Surely an
earthquake would follow wero the people to build a railroad und retain it, to
ho operated   in their  own   interests.
Rut perhaps it is best in the long run.
though a dear experience.   The people
will awaken someday, and all will decide to become shareholders in this
particular company.   The people have
already contributed over $110,000,000 to
tho  C,  P.  R., besides  thousands of
acres of our choicest prairie lands, all
of which will  ultimately  have to bo
bought back, but It takes time to ro-
voal tho folly of this sort of a policy
and tho residents of tho Lardeau are
getting their share of the experience
in the meantime.
However, the bonus will bo forthcoming, tho C. P. B, will get the
money and tho Lardeau distriot a rail
way,  whilo  tho people  will get the
It is quite evident that the Fish
creek camp's reputation as a free-
milling gold producer i9 to be sustained. On Monday afternoon W. A.
Strutt brought samples here to S.
Shannon, B. A., for assay, and to say
that the results wero surprising would
be putting it mild. The samples submitted were quartz and iron oxide containing free gold, specks ot which
wore visible to the naked eye. Tho
returns were $1,424 in cold and $'5.BS
in silver, or a total valnn nf $1440 68 to
the ton, being probablv the highest
trold values ever obtained in the district outsido of the well known Lndo
group. Tho property from which
these remarkable values were taken is
the Sir Wilfrid croup, situated on
Pool ereek ���H miles from the rising
capita] of the Fish creek camp���Camborne. The owners aro W. A. Strutt
and Chas. It. McKay, both old-time
prospectors in this district, Mr. Strutt
having spent most of the winter in
Ferguson. The group consists of two
claims, the Sir Wilfrid and Rover,
located one on each side of Pool creek,
so that the unlimited available water
power will be a strong factor in tbeir
future value.
Mr. Strutt informs the Eagle that
they have two strong ledges running
parallel through their property. Tho
oro from which they obtained the.samples is a true fissure vein,at least IT ft.
in width, while the othor, some 200 ft.
distant, though not thoroughly prospected, Is some 11 ft. wide, also carrying unknown values in free-milling
gold. Tlie work to dato is of a prospecting nature, the owners having
stripped tho lead for some distance
and put in a fow open cuts here and
there along it. They propose driving
a 100 ft. tunnel in on the ledge on the
Sir Wilfrid, located on the south side
of Pool ereek, which will givo them a
depth nf nearly 300 feet, making thc
property an easy proposition to work.
The owners have already hid ar,
offer from a syndicate who stand pre- ���
pared to put in a stamp mill, but they
aro determined to do a little moro
work before selling, as tbey consider
it will materially increase tbo value of
tlieir remarkably rich holding.
Mr. Strutt reports considerable activity in the Fish creek camp in general. Pooplo are coming in daily, and
already a number of sales are on tap.
The. encouraging progress beinir made
on old properties, and the increasing
number of free-milling gold properties
now being opened lip is having its effect, all of which will materially aid in
bringing that portion of this district
into increased prominence this season.
Tho lakes in the interior aro all
rapidly rising, and a repetition of tho
'04 flood is imminent.
The City hotel is again under quarantine at Revolstoke. Low Thompson
is in the tie up. T. II. Currie, an old
employee of th�� Nettio L., it is reported, dovoloped symptoms of small pox,
and was removed to a pest house ln an
Isolated spot up the Big Bend trail.
The Mining and Scientific Press
says: Tho state of Colorado has in
force a mining statuto of her own
which is in line with common sonso as
regards the location of mining claims
It provides that before filing a location
for a elaim tho discoverer shall locate
his claim by sinking a shaft on the
lode to tho depth of at least 10 feet
from tho lowest part of tho rim of such
shaft on the surface, and the shaft so
dug must exposo tho vein on which thc
location is based, and it is not sufficient that a discovery is made of some
other vein within the limits of the
clnim. The supromo court of Colorado
has just sustained this claim by holding that a discovery made subsequent,
to tho location could not relate back to
tbe date of that location so as to cut
out Intervening rights. ��� Advertising Rated: Display ads.. 11.60 per
rolumn ini-li pur month. Legal nd*. 11! coins
per (nonparlef) line for lirst insertion : Seents
for each additional insertion. Roadtng notices
.lloentj per line eaeh issue. Ninety day legal
notices, 510; sixty iluys.j7.s0; thirty days, ��f
No mis. acceptod at less than full rules.
Subscription Rates: By mall or oarrlor, |2.00
peraumun ; 11.00 for six mouths, To foreign
Hd-Jresses 12.60,  stopped ut expiration.
Jol> Printing : The Eaglo Job department Is
the QDSt equipped office in North Kootenay,
-.nil is prepared to execute all kinds of printing
st honest prices.
AddreBS all communications to
bad mahagemertt, swindling stock
exchanges, and political jobbery
throws the country into chaos, naturally the people are wondering
what has struck them. The next
five years in this province will
bring about such radical changes
that the other fellow will be wondering what struck "timid capital"
and its manipulators.
THURSDAY,   MAY   23,   1901.
If one half of  the  newspaper
space at present devoted to predicting   "blue   ruin"   for the  mining
industry in this province were given
lo the recording of actual progress
being   made,   machinery being installed,   smelters   being   enlarged,
railways  being built, new sections
being   opened   up,  new  rich   discoveries being made, and the big
nnd minor  sales   of   mining  properties, the   Eagle   imagines that
(his province would be the winner,
It may be quite true that the silver
and lead market is somewhat out
of gear, but this will readily adjust
itself;   it may be that the American
smelter trust does  not   need   our
ores in  as  large quantities as we
are  supplying, but soon our smelting and refining will all be done at
home,  and  the   immense  pay roll
and duty tariffs in connection will
be left in  Canada.    It may be that
certain taxes   imposed   are   rather
severe upon so young an  industry,
but the reduced cost of transportation,   smelter     charges,   supplies,
machinery,   etc.,  will   make good
these taxes  many times over.    It
may be that capital is not  pouring
into this province, but this is attributable   more   to   the    industrial
unrest across the line than  to  lack
of   opportunities  for profitable investment in our mining properties.
When     Canadians    awaken   from
Iheir present state of catalepsy and
become masters of their own destinies,  there will   be   no   lack   of
capital  seeking   investment.    It
unfair for newspapers  to condemn
legislative bodies simply and wholly
because they have  been  forced by
public opinion to guard  the public
treasury against thieving corporations who  have  already waxed fat
at the expense ot by-gone  follies.
I  The  government,  the  people, will
f   very soon take hold  ol their own
rightful   heritage,   and   as   a   cooperative body develop  and  main-
lain  their own   natural   resources
quite independent   ol   the   private
grabber who seeks nothing  but to
lleece   the   people out of  even  a
chance to  secure  a decent living,
and make off with the proceeds to
spend   their  unearned   fortunes in
luxury   and   strange   lands.    This
continual  howling and whining by
the    corporate   press   because the
whole people will  not   allow their
masters to grab everything in sight
without money and without levy of
taxation, is growing tiresome.    At
liie   next   provincial   election   the
people of this province will  elect
men who will conduct  public enterprises for the  public benefit.    And
until thc-people step in, co-operate
and develop  their own  resources,
there always will be found a lot of
kickers;   on the one hand men who
kick because they cannot "do" the
people, and on the other hand the
people will  kick because thev cannot inaugurate a system  by which
they may-develop and' foster their
own resources.   Private enterprise
is out with the long mitt, and when
Too many mining promoters
promise dividends within a period
that must appear ridiculous to the
legitimate operator.
If the amount of time and money
spent by some mine managers in
travelling through the country,
whining over their imaginary hard
luck, was spent in actual development work, and an effort in the
right direction were made to induce
the government 10 build and operate smelters, refineries and a mint,
the chances are the mining industry would take its rank at the top
inside of five years.
What a calamity it would be���
what fools we'd be���if the government, the whole people, were to
build a smelter, a refinery, and a
mint at a central point, and so arrange it that we could mine our ore
and take it to this institution, wait
a tew days and step around to the
office and receive its value, less the
cost of production, in gold and silver coin. Why, that might solve
the present predicament we find
ourselves face to face with.
A railroad wants ores when they
build into a mountainous country,
and it wants good assurance of the
ore being obtainable before it will
build, too. That's why the railway
will soon reach Ferguson,
The growth ot mining as a business has been somewhat slow, but
the time is near at hand when the
element of gambling will be more
in abeyance. The reason for this
will lie in the large number of
worthless stocks which unscrupulous promoters have been selling
to the public. It will have a good
effect. And indeed it is time that
such business stopped.
S. A. Hartman
Office: No. 10 First Ave.
:   :   :   P. O. Ijox 37   :   :   :
: : V. & N. Phone 233 : :
Established at Rossland,
:   :   :   :   : 1896 :   :   :   :   :
In these hurry days, with mines
offering from everywhere, if any
district would receive attention
from investors, it must make itself
known by advertising. The Eagle
cannot understand why a man owning a good mining prospect does
not advertise the fact. How are
investors to know what you have
unless you tell them so, or how are
you to get in touch with each
other, except through the medium
of advertising. The Eagle goes
into the hands of many likely investors ; you may have just the
property they are looking for, but
how are they to know it. Drop in
and consult the Eagle about it.
That's part of our business.
Promoting of Mining Deals and
Stock Companies a Specialty
If the lawmakers of British Columbia would realize the importance
of inspiring work in the development of the rich mineral deposits of
the province, they would probably
modify the provisions ot the mining
statutes now in force, says the
Northwest Mining News (Spokane).
It is A sort of handicap on the prospector to pay $5 for a prospecting
license, $3 poll tax, $2.50 to file
notice of location, a royalty of 50
cents per cord for wood used, and
eventually a tax of 2 per cent, on
the net returns from a mine. At
tbe present time inducements to
stimulate development should be
made rather than the imposition of
taxes to handicap. Some ten years
hence the present taxation might be
a little more in keeping with wise
It seems only yesterday that the
beautiful song of the "benefits of
competition" was chorused by the
parrot crowd ot unthinking innocents, who were led in this beautiful song by the hireling political
economists of the employing class,
The hymn "Competition is the life
of trade" has been "arranged and
adapted" to the trust order ot industry by the business men, who
find in their business that if there is
one thing more disastrous than any
other it is this very self same "conflicting interests" which they are
abolishing by a close combination,
This once worshipped "competw
tion" is now believed in only by the
working class, who strangely cling
to that exploded theory which hurts'
them^a great deal worse than it,
does the capitalists, long after the
latter have abandoned it.
It is unquestionably true that
mining used to be looked upon
more in the nature of gambling
than as a business, but that the sad
experience of many people who
have tried to gamble in mining is
now and has been the past few
years changing this erstwhile general opinion is apparent to those
who are interested in promoting
properties. There was a time
when the average man thought he
could buy a few shares in a mining
company and in a year or so retire
from business on his profits. Indeed this publication not long ago
received a communication from a
party in the east asking if it were
true that a man could buy a few |
shares in any of these mining com-.
panies and have the assurance oft
making enough to keep him the
rest of his days. In other words, |
he had the idea that a man gets
rich over night by holding a few
shares of stock. Many persons
buy mining shares in a large number of companies with the idea that
they must catch it some time. The
chances are against them; the odds
are too great, Mining pays tremendous profits; that is, legitimate
mining. Wildcating pays no one
except the stock jobbers, and for
every legitimate mining enterprise
there are several worthless mining
concerns living on the prestige of
tbe legitimate mining company's
work.���Northwest Mining News.
We have connections with
mining men and capitalists
in the United States and
Eastern Canada, and can
find the necessary money
to work and develop meritorious silver-lead properties. If you have claims
with fine surface showing,
carrying good values,
please write to us at once
and we will find the right
party to take hold.
Yours respectfully,
Rossland, B. C.
Showing the position 0! the
streams, mountains and passes,
waterways, every claim in the
Trout lake mining district, tbe
trails and wagon roads, location
of surveyed railways, and everything whieh will assist, an outsider tn acquaint himself with
our district. Tho production
of this map has been taken hold
of by two of the best fitted men
for the purpose in the province,
Messrs. A. P. Cummins, P.L.S.,
and S. Shannon, B. A., both having personal and practical know-
',', ledge of the district.
The map is to be beautifully
lithographed in five colors and
entirely free from advertising i >
matter of any kind.
The urgent necessity for such
',) a complete map, probably 40 x 40
��� > has long been felt by all pertons
I' Interested in this district; and it
is a pleasure to note that two
0 such able men have decided to fill
the bill. The Price, the same
to all, has been placed at the
sum of $1.00, prepaid to any
If You  Want one or  More
Send your address at
once to
The Lardeau Eagle \ \
Ferguson, B. O.
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Premier Seddon of New Zealand
has decided to operate a coal mine
in the interests of the state. He
will supply the state-owned railways and any consumers who care
to purchase state-mined coal. The
profits of the industry will be retained to the people in higher
wages, cheaper coal and increased
public revenue, Chinese and Japs
are barred from New Zealand.
Premier Dunsmuir of British Columbia is identified with the coal
industry, but he don't do business
in that way. His paternal projector, through the medium of a crow-
hearted legislature, snapped up the
state coal lands for himself and got
a railroad thrown in. Now Premier
Jim supplies dusky diamonds to
any one who will pay his price, and
Jim keeps the money. For fear
that the public might get too large
a share of the profit of production,
Dunsmuir employs Oriental-priced
Chinese and Japs to work in the
mines alongside of decent white
men, and when the slant-eyed
gents blow the whole push to kingdom come Dunsmuir sheds tears
and the widows and orphans of
deceased miners become a public
charge. Of course the New Zealand system would not do in B. C.
There must be no hampering of
individual enterprise. Recognizing
this great truth we elect Dunsmuir
premier. Long head.���Sandon
I am prepared to fill orders for
any description or quantity of
Lumber on the shortest notice.
I am agent for	
 Sawyer Bros.'	
 Sash and Door	
 Factory ���	
and will be pleased to fill orders.
Sash and Doors
R. Davis, Prop.
Ferguson Saw Mill
Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE. FREE
MILLING   GOLD properties   wanted at once for  Eastern   investors.
Parties having mining property For 8alo are requeflted to send samples
ol their oro to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
All samples should be sent by express
solicited.  Address all communication to
prepaid.     Correspondence
P. O. Box 700,      NELSON, B. C.
Hotel Perguson
The bar is supplied with the best brands of.
(Pines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted.
Kates 92.00 a day and upwards.
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
Edison    Phonographs    and    Records,    Quaker
Vapor Baths.   Clothing, etc., Cleaned and Dyed.
J. W. BENNETT, Revelstoke Station, B. C.
The Nelson Miner appears to have
tho Tribune, and Incidentally John
Houeton, over a barrel on the Thursday half-holiday "lad."
Hotel Lexrdeau
J. Laughton, Proprietor.
���   , FERGUSON, .B. C. ���
AND MINING MEK.  ���w���������������, v
The trust is good for thoso who oro
in on it. What would be the matter
with all tho peoplo owning them?
King Edward has arranged It so that
his birthday falls on May 24. Some of
the Lardeau boys have birthdays after
every pay day.
T.A, Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. R. C. P. 4 s.   (Queen's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
Mr. Morgan lias now taken charge
of the shipping interests on ths Atlantic as well as railway interests In the
United States. Protty soon he will
own the world.
If it wasn't for R. T. Lowery New
Denver wouldn't be Ton the map.
"Lowery's Claim" Is eagerly awaited
in the Lardeau. It promises to be a
red pepper publication.
There Is little redemption In prayer
for the man with an empty stomach.
We live, die, eat, starve, Bleep, take
meVlicine, chew, smoke, and do about
all other things via the trust route.
The man with "a poor mouth" soon
becomes tiresome to a chance acquaintance, and no one wants him for a constant companion. Bo cheerful even If
you are to be hung.���Nelson Tribune,
The only trust we enjoy is the motto
on tho money which aaya, "In God we
trust," and some of us don't see one
often enough to remember lt until the
grocer or keeper of the bash foundry
tolls us "no trust," and then we have
to, for it is the only trust open to us.
Last week In Nelson a man was tried
for murder, a prize lights was "fit," and
tho Methodist parsons met in conference. Yet not a jury man was drunk,
not a pug was killed, nor a woman's
affections missing. Verily, Nelson do
be a wonderful western burg.���New
Denvor Lodge.
The Butte Revollle says: McKinley
may argue about our blessed Hag until
Ilados congou! s and Satan opens
skate factory, but unless something is
said vory soon about tho follow who
lives under its crimson stripos and silver stars, there is something going to
drop and drop hard.
Tho Methodist conference has gone
on record as being in favor of placing
tho liquor traffic under government
control. While this might eliminate
tlie monetary interest of tho traffic, it
might also do away with a big campaign fund In tbe case of general alec
lions.���Nelson Economist.
About thirty of Vancouver's merchants have tired of "competition'
and havo decided to becomo preferred
socialists. Tbey will co-operate. But
oh, dear, nol all tho people couldn't
co-operate. Why, there would be nobody left to fleece if tbat were done.
All would be shareholders.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, 3. C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
Solioitors-for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Geo. 9. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a guarantee
that tlie producers thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production.
Insist on having the label.
J.M.Scott, B.A.,L.L.B.
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson: Service 'n Eagle hall every
Sunday at 3 p.m    jtmilay schoolat2 p.m.
Trout Lake Clf . Services in Forrester's
hall every �����ndayat 7:30 p.m. Sunday
school at 2:30 p.m.
REV. S. J. GREEN, Pastor.
United flatters of North America
tlie United Hatters
of North America.
When you are buying a FUR HAT,
either soft or Miff,
see to tt thut the
genuine U N i 0 N
Label is Rawed in it.
If a retailer 'ms
loose labels in his
possession aud offers to put one in a
hat for you. do not
patronize him. He
has not any ngtit io have loose labels'. Loose
labels in retail stores aro counterfeits. Ho not
listen to any explanation as to why the lint
has no label. The Genuine Union Label is
perforated on the four edges exactly tbe same
as a postage stamp. Counterfeits ure sometimes perforated on three of the edges, und
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for tho counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them In order to get rid of
their scab-made hats. Tbe John B. Stetson
Co. and Henry H. Itoelofs & Co., both of Philadelphia. I'a., are non-union concerns,
JOHN A. MOFPITT, President,
, . ,       Orange, N. J.
14 797 Bedford Ave.,Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Eagle Hall
now ready for parties desiring to secure
It for publio purposes. For prices, etc.,
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Smoke Cigars
And at all times insist on the
box bearing the dlue label.
It helps manufacturers to see tho force
of paying fair and honust wages.
The LjfcBBii Committee, C. M. I. TJ.
u I
Price $60.00
Visible Writing From Start to Finish.
Permanent Alignment. Durable and
Thousands in use in Canada, Groat
Britain, Franoe, Italy, United States,
Mexico, etc., giving entire  satisfaotion.
The Williams Manufacturing Co.,
Limited, Montreal.
fl. C. AOBNTS:
The Thomson Stationery Co., Vancouver, B.C.
Canadian Pacific
East and West
See tbat this Label is on all clothing you buy.
from   Vancouver   to    Alaska,  Capo
Nome, Australia, New Zealand, China,
Through tickets to and from England
and the Continent.
for timo tables, rates and full information apply to local agents.
Packing aild     Ferguson Packing and
-,--, .     ..     ~ Transfer Outfit.
H reigntmg ���
Contracts entered into for packing of Mining Supplies, etc., to any
point in the district.
Good,   prompt service, and  any   work  undertaken  guaranteed.
Freighting from  Thomson's  Landing to Ferguson a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C. v**5**f S. Daney, Proprietor.
Whole nil I o  Dealer   in
... Wines, Liquors and Cigars...
The Beat Goods Only.
Stock Largo and Complete.
J. S. CARTER,      E. J. COYJ,K,
D. P. A., Nelson.     A.C.P.A., Vancouver.
1        O'FARRELL & LAWSON,
Solicitors of American and Foreign Patent*, Designs,Tradamarks,Copy>
rights.    Will return fee if Patent is not secured.   Sand for
Inventor's Golds, or How to Gsta Patsnt.
�����"Mention this Paper and secure special rates."Si
"Hereafter American railway Hues
will be of one Interest from Atlantic
to Pacific, and one man ln New York
can fix through rates to moot the
situation." Well, tf that can be done
by one man, working for a consolidated
mess of syndicates, why not by one
man representing the government?
Fissure veins can occur ln all rook
formations; they aro found ln limestone.
Mining has made more millionaire!
In the United States than any other
Probably before another year panes
world prices on silver and lead will bo
made In Now York.
Butte, Montana, has the largest
number of aotual residents engaged ln
mining of any elty ln the country,
If a mining operator wants to secure
capital to develop properties he must
seek capital���it' will not come to bim
before he has established his ability to
do mining business. Once he bas
successfully developed a mine his work
Is only limited by his energy, for capital will come to him then for the asking.
Tho Bald Butte, situated near
Helena, Montana, has paid some tM5,-
000 In dividends, and is probably tbe
biggest producing mine, taking the
capitalization and expenditures Into
account, of all tho gold mines in the
Northwest. Its capitalization is only
1250,000, and its dividend the past year
is 02 per cent. Does mining pay? Always, when mining men do the managing.
The Silver Cup, Triune, Cromwell, Lucky Jim, Nettie L.,
Maybe, Metropolitan, Old
Gold camp, and Great
Northern hill, along with
scores of properties in the
prospect stage, will make
Ferguson the biggest and
best mining town in this
Ferguson is so located at the
base of the Great Northern
hill to the north, the Nettie
L. to the east, and the
Triune-Silver Cup hill to
the south, that it at once
becomes the natural supply and pay roll centre.
The C. P. R. Lardeau branch
is now on the way, and
must soon come after Lardeau's ore. When it
reaches the ore it will
reach Ferguson.
Investigation is courted from
ihe many who will soon
take up their abode in the
now famous Lardeau district ��� the land of high
grade ores.
A new and complete townsite
map now being prepared
by A. P. Cummins, C. E.,
P. L. S.
No town in the district has
made such rapid local progress as Ferguson.
Mining men engage their crews
at Ferguson, and pay them
, *,off in Ferguson.
Ferguson receives the pay roll
benefit from all the shipping mines.
The place where the mines are
is the place where the
towns are. .
Supply Point
for Mines,
Miners and
For prices of Lots, etc., apply to Henry
Floyd, Sole Agent* Revelstoke, B. C. f        ttmmmmmt'
On the Wing
Kaalo Will celebrate to-morrow.
The interior improvements to the
Hotel Ferpuson are now well under
All the big trading companies in
Dawson, Y. T., have formed a gigantic
Andy Cummings of the Balmoral
hotol returned from Revelstoko on
Thos. Downs of tho Enterprise
Browing Co., Revelstoke, was in the
pay roll centre on Monday.
Andrew Ferguson and Miss Lonnox,
of tho Hotol Ferguson, loft for outside
points on Saturday rooming.
The Nelson Tribune is discarding
hand composition for "mills." It's
bard but honest. Tho "good old days"
are over.
A. J. Gordon returned from Revelstoko on Saturday evening, having
turned in the results of his census
Harry Nellis was down from tho
Nettie L. on Tuesday for a few hours.
He is putting in tho air pipe in the
long baso tunnel.
Tho Ndttlc L. mine management
bave decided to pay 93.00 per day of
10 hours to employees on the surfaco.
The old scale was $3.
Commencing at once tho Canadian
Pacific steamer Kokonee will leave
Kaslo for Lardo (at the head of Kootonay lake), Tuesday ond Saturday nt
8 p.m.
" THB Lardeac Eaole of Ferguson
fmrnt loudly and to good effect for
that coming mining section Editor
Pettiplece gets ou' o good paper," says
tho Pboeuix Pionoor. The same hat
still iiu.
In tbe next Issue of the Eaole an
attempt will be mado to give an approximate estimate of the amount of
money which will he expended hore
by the various oompanies operating in
the camp.
Hugh Mcintosh will spend the summer in the Lardeau. opening up some
mineral properties from which he and
his brother hope to make their stake.
���Sandon Paystreak.
,1. Manson, who is identified with J.
McLennan, tho new assayor and mining engineer at Trout Lake, was in
town on Saturday. Later on in the
season Mr. Manson will take a look
over the camp.
C. A. Irwin, an old Lardeauito who
is in Robson at present, in sending liis
renewal of subscription to the EAGLE
last mail, pays: "I think along about
tho 1st of July the Lardeau, ni.tl Fur-
���guHon, should boom, as everybody
seems to bo bound in that direction
Jas. McLean, Eli Watorson and
Wm. Sawyer, who havo beon lathing
and plastering the bouses of Messrs.
Lade and Shannon, have returned to
Rovelstoke. Jas. Mesley is now finishing Mr. Shnnnon's residence, while
Dan Dunbar is busy on the Knob hill
Tho town presontB somewhat of a
logging camn appearance these days.
Stumping, blasting, burning, digging,
fencing, building and gardening, with
unloading freight teams as a pastime
in tho evening, is quite tho fashion.
It's pioneering, but it speaks volumes
for the general prosperity of the burg.
J. MeLollan, assayor and mining
engineer, of Rossland, wns in town on
Friday last. He will open an office In
Trout Lake, tho Hold here bninc
already well covered. Mr. MeLollan
thinks this district hasalivcl future
before it, and if outside opinion is any
criterion thore will bo a largo influx of
people in horo this season.
Tho undersigned persons, who were
under quarantine in tho City hotel at
Rovelstoke during the recent smallpox
scare, desire to thank Mossrs. Caley
Hros., the proprietor, for the kind
treatment and attention given them
during their isolation : James Ghnldlc,
W. E. Holloway, Jas. Walker, R. V.
Clare, A. P. Ross, Fred, Lawson, Jsb.
Christenson, T. H. Currie, G. W.
Davis, Jas. Burns, A. A. Langston,
Gordio McLonnon, W. Ray, Win. Me-
Afer, David Laycroft, Tim Crough,
Chas. .Kollar, John Atchison, Cam.
Hale, Fred. Benard, Davison Castles,
R. F. Bailey, A. W. Goucie, Norman
Heasly, H, Walton, Peroy Gadsden,
Frank Applooito, John Glddle.
* It's not too late to plant a flower
garden or sow lawn grass seed. Write
to the Canada Drug & Book Co., Revelstoke, B. C, at once. Mail-orders a
Now is an opportune time to support
your local newspaper, thus helping it
to holp yourself. The Eagle will
grow as quickly as its advertising
patronage will admit.|
Fred. Collins, the young man who
got tangled up in a "wine and woman"
brawl at Peterborough,East Kootenay,
last fall, and shot another of his Ilk,
Arthur Dando, has been sentenced to
bang at Nelson on July 26th,   .
Tho alcoholic wave which has been
hovoring over the pay roll centre for
tho past week has wafted over, and
the victims are gradually recovering.
Three four-horse freight teams, loaded
with barrels of songs, dances and midnight embracers, struck town yesterday and there is four bits in tbe local
troasury. No telling what may take
placo before sunrise. Even the preacher has deserted the town for two weeks
Spring Tonics
are now in order. I have just
received a large assortment of
the beBt preparations.
Chloride of lime
The best disinfectant known.
Prevents diseaso and promotes
A line line of school books,
scribblers, writing tablets, envelopes, etc.
Fred Johnson Sells a One-Fourth
Interest in the Badshot Group
Probably one of tho best known
mining properties in this district is
the Badshot group, upon which considerable work has been done and a
crown grant issued. A few weeks ago
Fred Johnson, or more familiarly
known as "Badshot Johnson," sold his
interest, one-fourth, to J. T. Black of
Now Denver, a brother of "Dad"
Black of this place. No particulars
are obtainable at prosent, but Mr.
Black will be in hero in July to size
up his buy. Two or three mining men
of the Slocan will accompany him, and
the chances are there is something in
the air.   Time alone will tell,
G rahame���At Revelstoke on the 12th
inst., to Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Grahame, of Thomson's Landing, a
Pettipiece���At Ferguson, on Sunday,
May luth, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P.
Pettipiece, a daughter.
Lardeau Miners' Union Ao.
119, W. F. ofM.
Meets every Saturday evening At 8 o'clock,
in tlie Eagle hall. Ferguson. IT. C. Visiting
members cordially invited.
President,       Recording Secretary.
Lot 5, Block 55
upon which is located the old
bakery shop, is now offered for
sale by Ihe owner for
$500 Cash.
For particulars apply to
15-18 Ferguson, B. C.
Tooth brashes, tooth powders
and lotions, shaving accessories,
toilet soaps, bath brushes, pro.
narutlous for chafed hands, etc.,
in large variety.
The purest drugs obtainable and
dispensed with aecuracy, night
or day.
A. F. Rankine,
Eagle Building.
Take notice that I, tho undersigned oo*OWlier
with yotl of the Ultary mineral claim, situated
tit the lieadqiiArtors of Like creek and HnKv
creek, In tho Trout Lako Mining Division of
West Kootenay, In tlio province of British
Columbia* have performed nnd recorded
the assessment work nnd made the expenditure required to be done and recorded on the
above mineral claim lor the year 1000- multisection iM of tho Minoral Act, and the year for
whieh work wan done and expenditure made
having expired, I hereby give you notice pur-
miaiit to section 4 of the Mineral Aet Amendment Act, to contribute your proportion of
such expenditure for tho year 1000 within
ninety days from the first publication hereof.
Dated at Ferguson this 11th day nf Murch,
A. D. 1901.
Per Agent, Robt, Forau.
Furniture !
Carpots, Floor Oils,
Linoleum, Wall Paper,
Blinds, etc. Agent for
Pianos, Sewing Machines, etc. Mail Orders
promptly  attended  to.
Imperial Bank
������������iii     of Canada.
CAPITA!, 12,500,000.00.
BEST - ��1,726,000.00.
General Bnnkiin Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits in Savings
Department at current rates.
a. eTFhipps,
H. EdwardsitV
Deer Heads, Birds, Etc.
Mounted. Furs and Skins
Tanned and Dressed.
Third Street   ^Revelstoke
R. S. Wilson.
California Wine Co.,
Limited, Nelson, B. C.
Wines and
Agents for  Calgary Beer.
in tho Lardeau
For Sale
Working Bond
or Lease
Promoters   of   Legitimate   Mining
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium  .   .   ���
The most complete resort on tlie continent
ol North AmericH. Situated midst Bcenery
unrivalled for grandeur. Riallng, HshliiB
and excursions. Resident physician and
nurse. In telegraphic communication with
all purls of the world. Two mails arrive and
depart every day. Its baths cure all nervous
anil muscular diseases as wsiers heal all
kidney, liver nml stomach ailment*. Its
baths and waters are p. sure remedy against
all argentiferous poisons. TERMS : IIS to
���IB per week, according to residence, in hotel
er tIUm,
I T. Gallon & Co.
P. O. Box 217, Nelson, B. C.
Leading; Store
We are now preparing for the
season's trade.
In addition to the immense stock
of staple goods which we have on
hand, a carload of assorted Groceries
and a carload of Ogilvie's famous
Hungarian Flour are now this side
of Arrowhead, portions of which
are arriving by every freight team.
We are the miners' complete outfitters���no order too large for us..
And our prices correspond with the
silver market.
Try one of our new Stetson Hats.
Just in���all shapes and colors.
McKinnon &
The Post Office Store
Summer Freight now
arriving. Watch for
announcement next
issue of the Eagle.
Greo. IB. Batho & Co.
Pioneer Store
Cummins & Co
Ferguson and Ten-Mile
Ask for our ��� ���
Popular Brands:
Fenton's Oholoe
V and I ��� ��� ���
Nation's Pride ���
Canada's Own ���
Moss Boss ��� ���
Silver Spray   ���
Chew .
Manufactured by the Consumers' Tobacco Company, Limited,
successors to Wagner-Fen ton Tobacco Co., Leamington, Ont.
STAKKEY �� Co., Nelson, B.C., Agents- for the Kootenny*
Sold by GKO. JI. BATHO & CO., Ferguson, 11. C.
.vi.-; rt>
C. B. Hume & Co. i
 Wholesale and Retail '���
General Merchants
Tho largest Importers In North Kootonay.
Stores at Revelstoke and Trout  Lake City, B. C. %
Everybody    Qui'  Special
smokes     AND	
The Union
Thoy arc al] Union made and of tbe
luiKt Havana Tobacco money can
buy. Try one and satisfy yourself
uu to tlieir -juiitily.
Co., Revelstoke.
Citizens ofthe Lardeau District
When you come to Revelstoko to do your shopping, remember that
Bourne Bros.
have tha  largest  and  best assorted  stock  in  North  Kootenay.
Compare our prices aud see our goods before purchasing elsewhere.
Mail Orders Promptly Filled


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