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VOL II. NO. 22.
FERGUSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, JULY 11, 1900.
$2.00 A YEAR.
THECCPLOCALITY
A Number of  Promising  Claims
Now Receiving Attention.
The Free Coinage, Copper Glance,
Triune, Yorkshire Lass, Morning
Glory, Virginia, Luoky Jim, Black
Eagle, Nora .Lee, Golden  Gate,
Early Bird, I. X. L., and Alios.
The Silver Cup, with its group of
claims, is bo well known to the general
public that the EAOLE need not dwell
on its merits or demerits, but simply
take it as a starting point, a landmark,
In speaking of the claims adjacent
thereto, and whieh are not so well
known. The geological formation of
this section of tbe country, or southwest of the great "lime dyke," are
slates and schists with small beltsjjf
limestone occurring frequently, the
limestone and schists forming contact
veins which carries large deposits of
ore.
To the northwest of the Silver Cup,
on the same veins, is the Free Coinage,
Copper Glance, and Triune group. ���
On the Free Coinage claim considerable development work was done in
1897 and '98 and some very .rich ore
encountered, but work has been discontinued since the above mentioned
period.
The Copper Glance adjoins the Free
Coinage and is fairly accessable, with
large surface Bhowings of rich ore.
Tbe Trinne group comprises three
claims, which are now being worked
by energetic lessees. The ore exposures are Immense, boing from 12 to
22 lnohes, solid shipping, and sufficiently rich to stand packing from the
claims to the wagon road.
Sidelining, on parallel veins with the
Cup, to the southeast, are the Yorkshire Lass, Morning Glory, Virginia,
I/uky Jim No. 1 and No. 2. The York-
s&Ae Lass and Morning Glory have
'lltt'Y- v.'iriTjifp.^u.. -v,'-'""'. SV5 *f"\
Virginia group a shaft ia sunk 30 feet,
and is now being pushed on to greater
depth. The shaft exposes quantities
of ore of good values. A trail leads
from the property to Trout lake, about
Similes.
The Lucky Jim group 1b to be vigorously worked this summer, the owners
P. H. Murphy and G. S. McLeod, with
��� party of men are now on the ground.
The work will consist in sinking a
main shaft 60 feet. The vein is 5 ft.
���ride, between walls composed of
quartz and pyrites. In the centre of
tbe vein is a leader of pyrites from two
to eight inches wide, rich in gold
values. From assays made the lowest
returns were $292, the highest $494.
.These values are enormous and with
the work now in hand will show the
future of the property.
Sidelining tbe above claims comes
the Black' Eagle, Nora Lee, Golden
Gate, Early Bird, I. X. L., Alice and
other claimB.
The necessary development work to
properly demonstrate the value of
all these claims is still in obeyanoe.
The Eaole would like to see capital
come to the rescue of tbe prospector.
He has done all he can do. He has
given the claims his best thought, bis
strong muscle and is prepared to reciprocate with capital in every way if he
can only do so. The properties so far
developed in the distrlu are successful
a fact which should lead purtios
seeklug Investment Into this camp.
SOMETHING   ON AT THE CUP.
But at Present It ia Shrouded in
Mystery.���The New Manager.
Manager Didisheim and three
experts, whose names .were not
obtainable, arrived in the camp on
Sunday, and on Monday they went up
to the Silver Cup, apparently to size
up the mine with a view to directing
future development and operations,
The Silver Cup mine iB all right. If
it was not. It would not stand the red-
tape management existing one month.
They have lots of ore in sight, after
six long years of work. Tbere has
been a lot of money spent, but the
mine has more than re-paid It all with
a handsome balance. The mine
management is governed by a provincial manager and his staff, these in
turn are directed by a London board
and God only knows how many othor
officials. L. Didisheim, the latest
acquisition in the way of a manager,
who recently got the job, because tho
late manager would not become a
nonenity and be boshed around like a
child, is a nice man���in his own
estimation. In order to better show
his Immense personal importance and
serve hia company on the "sucker"
plan, he has given instructions that no
visitors bo allowed in the miue, and
that tho Eagle in particular, publish
no Information concerning their
doings. An Eaole reporter endeavored to secure the'mission of the
"experts" from Mr. Didisheim, but in
broken English he told us to go to
blazes, that we were always lying
about his property, and otherwise
made ourselves obnoxious in his
presence. The Eaole doesn't give a
continental about being called "gentlemanly" names, but the point is this.
If tbe management desire their doings
to be continually clouded in mystery,
are they figuring on gulling someone''
The truth never hurts a good thing.
And if this great hi-yu manager would
condescend to give us information
which is considered public information
by every other mining man in the
camp, tbere would be no errors. Tbe
Silver Cup is looked upon on the outside as our banner mine; and for this
reason the results of their ore shipments, etc,, would be of immense
benefit to the camp. But this company
has an uugentlemanly and abusive
manager, swelled with his own importance, a man who despises "white"
people,, anything British except his
salary, and for that reason nothing
can be gleaned from this quarter.
The Eaole does not like to become
personal, but if ever Manager Didisheim trys to run a "sandy" on us again
we'll strip him of his yr'.l.iw leggings,
and otherwise knock.the supreme crap
out of his foreign pride. And whenever we feel like publishing anything
concerning, the Cup, we will just pro-
oeed to do so, Manager Didisheim to
the contrary notwithstanding.
INDEPENDENT   LABOR    PARTY
The    Initiative    Movement    For
Organization Now Being Taken
in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Independent, tbe
cleanest and best edited labor paper in
tho p^fvlnce, give.-, r.  \*^-?l'; 3", u.^ccu^t.
of the movement ir/ Vancouver to
form an Independent Labor Party in
Vancouver and if possible throughout
the province. A convention recently
held in Vancouver gives promise of
rapid and influential development.
The Independent says: "Tbe idea is
similar to that which has been successfully carried out in Winnipeg; it
takes into tbe ranks of those in sympathy with and willing to secure
legislation for the working classes.
The object is to study economics and
vote for the party's candidate whenever it Bees fit to make a nomination
for any representative position. The
obligation is that applicants for membership renounce allegiance to the two
chief political parties. It is open to
all in sympathy with the .objects
sought, and while progressive trade
unionists have been along the backbone of the party, tbe roll has included
inthe Prairie City about an equal
number of non-unionist, business and
professional men."
If the Vancouver committee would
take it upon themselves to act as
"headquarters," and from there submit questions to union organizations
throughout the province by refer
end urn vote, the Eaole believes the
unity of forces would be quickly
brought into working order. By this
means the people would be educated
up to the system of voting which must
come sooner or later, and the pravir.ee
rapidly won and governed by the
Independent Labor Party���or the
peopie.
AN KXI'KltlKNCKII   HAN'S  OPINION.
"I. have prospected, lived and
worked in mining camps from the
Lako of the Woods to Harkervllle
(Cariboo) for the last twenty-six years;
but I- never was as stuck on a camp as
thhMHie" said J. N. Black (Dad), of
the Arm of McKinnon & Sutherland,
to an Eaole man yesterday. "There
never was more development work
going.on in the district than this year,
and the prospects were never brighter.
Business 1b a 100 per cent, better than
this time last year. Many new strikes
have been made, a half dozen or more
shippers added to the list, a dozen men
are now working for one last year, tonnage for a railway is being created and
everything points to a season of unprecedented prosperity. Why, in
another season or two the Silver Cup
and Nettie L. will only be among the
ordinary producers, as was the case
with the Slooun Star In the early days
of the Slocan, a mining district In
which I am Interested and huvo lived
for years."
A
Practical Mining Men Would Strike
the Camp.
Assessment and   Development is
in Full Swing.
TOO MANY CHEAP PROMOTERS | ORE SACKING AT THE TRIE
An Experienced Miner's Opinion of
This Distriot.���Methods JPursued
Whioh   Blaok   Bye    Legitimate
Investment���New Blood Needed.
-Will Wait for the Railway.
E. M. Morgan and party left for the
Mabel group on Saturday to finish
sinking on the lead they are now working upon. As soon as sufficient depth
has been attained drifting will be commenced and ore piled on the dump to
await transportation facilities. Mr.
Morgan is quite satisfied with the
prospects of the Mabel group, and
speaks glowingly of tbe district's
mineral resources in general. He has
been in nearly every mining camp in
North America, but never before did
he see such surface and ore shewings
as obtained in this camp. Mr. Morgan finds the "waiting" possibly as
much of a struggle as anyone else, but
his absolute confidence in tho merits of
the district has given him a resolute
determination to hang on until the
tide does turn. "All we need in the
world is a railroad," said Mr. Morgan.
"Then good practical mining men will
soon arrive on the scene. There's too
many cheap-john jacklegs in the camp,
looking for something for nothing; and
they find it. The result is, thoy go
down into the penny ante belt, float a
jim-crow company, sell Bhares, find
they have a wild-cat, go broke and the
shareholders in chorus condemn the
country in general, instead of stringing up the "floater." But these things
will change when we get a railroad.
It's only a matter of time until wo get
some really practical mining men into
the camp. Until then we will hold .on
to our properties, peg away as usual
and keep a stiff upper lip. We've got
.t'^ij'1'" ai>��i. tne rest ip bot,���H .to ftomft.
���and we'll either bo here or there
will be a stranger in��hades."
STRAIGHT TD? TO PROSPEOTORS.
Work on the Brow, Hunter and
Trapper, Luoky Jim, Nettie L.,
Hazel, Hobo and Good Luck.--
Supplies Being Packed in Every
Direction.���Lardeau's Best Year.
The Triune Group.
S. A. Sutherland and D. Ferguson
were up to see tho Triune group on
Monday. The lessees, Messrs. Gunn
and Lade brothers, are busy taking
out and sacking ore. Three men are
working in the mine, and are taking
out throe tons of clean shipping tore a
day. They have about 20 tons ready
for pack horses, the only means of
transportation they have, and will
commence shipping regularly at once.
They expect returns of at leaBt $200 to
the ton, net. The tunnel is driven in on
the lead and all tho ore taken out so
far is just what was encountered on the
woy in, doing away largely with dead
work. As soon as a few shipments are
made and they are in far enough,
drifting will be commenced. Never
in the history of British Columbia was
there such a shewing in so short a time.
Mr. Sutherland brought down some
fine specimens of ore which were being
admired by townsmen yesterday and
to-day. Needless to say the Ferguson
brothers are highly elated with their
property, acquired in part only last
fall, they having paid only $3,000. cash
or one of the claims. It hardly seems
possible that three men are taking out
nearly a thousand dollars worth of ore
a week, but such is the case at the
Triune. As soon as the rawhiding
season comes around a larger force of
men will be put on and the Triune will
probably ship more ore than the Silver
Cup this winter. The trail recently
built by the owners and lessees,
unassisted by the government, is fairly
passable, but needs further work aoue
upon it, to facilitate heavy traffic.
The Outcrop's   Advice  is  Applicable in This Camp.
Now that it is an assured fact that
we will have a number of monied men
and mining experts in the Lardeau
district this season to iuvestigate tbe
inducements we have to offer in
mineral claims, It may not be out of
place to make a few suggestions to the
present owners.
We agree tbat the prospector Is the
hardest working man of to-day and
that he should receive for his work
and perseverance the very highest
reward obtainable. It is he who puts
a pack ou bis back and climbs the
rough rugged mountains. He spends
weeks away from the sound of human
voices and is entitled to every
consideration.
At tbe same time our district is new
and every prospector owns from one to
a dozen different claims, and will
therefore find it an advantage to put a
reasonable prioe on his properties and
stay with it. Don't raise the price j
when a mining man says he wants it.
Yon have other claims und the sale
and development of one moans that
your chances of getting a good Aguro
for another has increased many times.
Don't let your imagination run off witli
you. Tell the truth, and when an
investor has trudged many a weary
mile he will find the facts to be us you
stated and will have no reason to llml
fault, even if he Is worn out. Whon
you set a prlco on your claim you will
not need the advice of others, so don't
ask it. When you are offered your
price take it like a man. You will not
take a suit of clothes if the tailor
raises his price after you havo given
him your measure; neither will an
investor buy your claim if the price be
raised. Don't talk too much. No man
can talk all the time and say something. Tell what you have and stop
there. A good mechanic when ottered
a job will simply say he can do It; a
poor .me will talk one to death. But
above *11 don't back-cap the other
fellows property1.. No man knows-what
is hidden in 'tbe rocks.
Tunnel Work on the Brow.
Messrs. Geo. and J. Lembke are now
at work on the Brow, a property in
which they are Interested, sidelining
the Ajax on the east. They are running a crosscut tunnel to tap what
they consider the Nettie L. lead, and
are uow in nearly 25 ft. W. Letts was
up to the property on Thursday last
and speaks well of the shewings on the
Brow. Geo. Lembke was in town on
Saturday on his way to record some
work. He has written to his brother
in Vancouver,'stating the circumstances and if the reply is favorable it is
possible tbat 75 or 80 ft. more will be
driven. This, Mr. Lembke feels certain, will catch tbe big lead at about
100 ft. depth, and expose muoh the
same values as found in the Nettie L.
He is very anxious that the work be
pushed ahead, but lock of sufficient
capital is bothering more than Mr.
Lembke.
Capital Fit the Lardeau.
Dr. Spencer,, a it ember of the Lon
don Chamber ol' Mines, who Is
Interested in several properties in tlio
Lardeau, will be in this district about
the middle of July in the Interests of
British capitalists.
Another Rich Fool Creek Oroup.
A force of men started last week
from Comaplix to do a large amount of
work by contract system, on tho Hunter and Trapper claims at tho head of
Pool creek, and spendid results aro
expected from the commencement, as
surface samples from a one foot pay-
streak have assayod $4110.80 and $284.32
per ton, and from u nineteen foot vein
of eoncoutt..*lng are $75.00 per ton of
concentrates. The group Is owned by
the Canadian Mutual Mining und
Development Co. of Toronto, which
has made excellent progress tho past
fifteen months with seven out of thirteen of its properties.���Com.
Nettle I..
Manager Pool made a hurried trip
to the Nettie L. on Monday and left
ih the evening to be in Revelstoke for
the company's annual meeting. As
soon as the meeting is over a program
for the future development of the mine
will be made public. Mr. Pool could
only assure the Eaole that they
would make things hum from this
date. Regular oro shipments are still
being made; but a larger output will
soon be made. This will moan an
additional force of mon. And thus the
payroll constantly Increases.
lish, San Francisco and New York,
with a viow to buying a controlling
interest or outright, but they have so far
declined to change their present plans
of a syndicate to develop 'the property,
and incorporate a Canadian company
to reap the rewards the owners expect
from it..���Com.
Hazel, Hobo and Uood. Luck.
Sam-. McColl struck [the camp last
week; to commence assessment work,
with Messrs. D. Dunbar and S. P. W.
Gainer on the Hazel, Hobo and Good
Luck clulms, located on the Horn
ledge, above the Hob Roy, some two
miles from Circle City.
Luoky .liin.
Jas. Grant is in town getting
supplies to take up to the Lucky Jim,
the well known gold property, which
is being developed a good deal this
season. In another column will be
found an account of the work to date.
Silver King.
The Chesnut brothers left on Monday morning for Gainer creek to do
assessment work on the Silver King.
A   PROMINENT    MINING    MAN.
Dr. M. F. Chesnut Looking After
His Companies' Interests.
Dr. M. F. Chesnut of Rossland, who
is extensively interested in mining in
the Lardo-Dttncan country, just over
the divide, has returned to the camp
after an absence of several months, and
to-day in company with superintendent J. W. Westfall has gone to the
Old Gold mines. The Dr. is here in
the interests of the company of which
he is secretary. He has just let a large
tunnelling contract and will remain
until the contractors have taken in
their outfit and commenced work.
The company is and has been working
day and night, developing their property with satisfactory .results. Their
future plans are to contlnne along the
earns gonoral JUtlL.- hirclofc. ���" To'* ";���
ed with increased vigor. The party
will be gone a number of days. They
will also examine other properties In
the vicinity of the Old Gold before
their return to Ferguson.
LAURIER MUST ACT.
W. G. Alcock of New Westminster,
says: "With regard to the Japanese
whom Sir Wilfrid Laurier seemed to
be afraid to touch with a ten-foot pole,
they are a greater menace to the white
man than the Chinese. They are
more aggressive, and work cheaper.
They are depriving thousands of loyal
British subjects of the means of a
livelihood. They will work at $4 to |5
per month and board. They fairly
swarm around the canneries, the mills,
and factories, and as section-men on
the railroads and on the steamboats.
They work as carpenters, shoemakers,
hurnessmakers, 'tailors, painters and
boatbuilders. Thoy bring their rice
and other provisions from Japan.
They are not only taking tbe very living from white laborers and mechanics,
but running businesses; already many
white men who had just their daily
labor to depend on for the support of
their family, have had to break up
their little homes, sell thtir furniture
to a second-hand man and go across the
line to seek to make a fresh start,
whore thore aro fow Chinamen, nnd
where Jnps aro not allowed toilund.
This is but the beg inning. God alone
knows what tho end will be.
Natal can stop thorn: Now Zealand
and the Australian Colonies can stop
thorn; but for somo unaccountable reason they must bo allowed to overrun
thlB provinco: then tho. North West
Territories and Manitoba, aud it will
not take long at tho present rate to
give Ontario and Quebec a taste of
what it is to compete with rtce-eating
coolies.
I consider this the overshadowing
question In Canadian politics to-day.
We havo asked for bread, and have
been given a stone."        >
Not Sufficient Development Work
Done to Criticize as Yet
PROMOTERS WILL BE TO BLAME
In Most Cases if There Aro Fail'
ures��� There is Plenty of Pick and
Choice, But Proved Properties
Do Not Soil at Two for a Cent
Apiece.���Time Alone Will TelL
The Eagle was accosted tho other
day by a newcomer. Said ho: "I
don't see anything .tbout the wildcats
in the Eagle at all: you seem to ba
giving nothing but tho bright side of
it; and the jerk-water companies
operating here and there- in the district are all supposed to be representatives of the district, on the outside.
You should give both siies." Well,
stranger, there arc quite a few mere
prospectB and an accasional wild-cat in
this camp, as in all others; but there
has not been sufficient development
work done, on many of them, as yet to
demonstrate their value, nor have they
reached a stage where criticism would
be just, for it takes time and money to
find out these things, and no man can
see further into tho ground than
another. We will admit that some
properties are being: "boomed" in the
east which in the opinion of local mining men, are not worth two-bits; but
the promoters in every case bought
them for a son? and palmed them off
on an unsuspecting public as "a good
thing." This is the curse of the camp.
Outside opinion is prejudiced against
the district after a number have been
bitten by this means. But there is
this to be said. Every property in the
Lardeau taken hold of by competent
mining men, with capital, has been a
success. The Silver Cup and Nettie
L. are examples of what proper development has accomplished. The local
owners of various properties are doing
good work, but they lack tbe means to
push development the year round.
This state of affairs can only be
remedied with a railroad. With tbe
advent of transportation a new era will
dawn. The one-horse promoter will
have to take a walk and buyers will be
looking for properties, not holders
seeking for a purchaser. There is ups
and downs In every occupation, but the
large number of men now at work In
this camp and the certainty of largely
increased ore shipments, even under
the present adverse circumstances,
this winter, holps to keep the bright
side predominant.
IT SOUNDS WELL.
Outside Investors After It.
Tlie owners of the Silver Bolt group
have beon approached this season by
throe representatives of capital, Kng-
Is It not about time the misleading
official title of Lardeau mining district
for the Fish River camp was altered?
The Indians name for Fish rivor is the
lu-Comaplix. and there seems to be no
reason why t he camp should not be
known by the name of the recording
o'ice instoad of by that universally
appropriated in popular parlance to
���mother district altogether.���Revel-
s i Ite Herald.
As a Country it Covers More Than
One-Third of the Entire British
Empire.
The area of Canada" is ,1,45fl,3o3
square miles. It constitutes more
than one-third of the whole British
empire, and is only about two hundred
thousand square miles smaller than
the continent of Europe. In other
words, if Canada were placed upon
Europe the whole of tho continent
would be covered, with the exception
of Franco;1 or. if the United States,
without Alaska, were placed on
Canada, British Columbia and half
Alberta would bo loft uncovered.
Without its dependent territory
Alaska, tho United States Is four
hundred thousand square miles smaller
than Canada. Tho one Canadian
province of British Columbia Is largor
than Prance, Italy, Switzerland and
Portugal taken all togother. Quoboo
and Ontario are each largor than the
Gorman empire and Switzerland combined. Nova Scotia is larger than
Grooce, or Switzerland, or Denmark,
or Holland, or Belgium. Yet Nova
Scotia is the second smallest province
of Canada. Prince Edward Island is
larger than Montenegro.
The inland waterways of Canada are
the most extensive in tlie world. In
her lakes and rivers might be sunk the
whole of Great Britain and Ireland,
and nineteen thousand square miles of
water would be left unfilled. The
climate, though it varies enormously
over an area so vast, is such as has
always bred the strongest and most
enterprising races of mankind. We
have the largest and richest fisheries,
coal areas, mineral and timber regions
of the world. Our wheat lands, grazing lands, and iron, gold and silver-
lead mines, when developed, will be
among the mo*t productive in the
world. THE LARDEAU EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, JUL* 11, MOO.
THE LARDEAU EAGLE
PUl!3ted��.^!ffiE   yr'""'""*/ morning at Ihe
oftlee of pubBcatlon, Ferguson, B. C., by
5,. P. PHSTTIPIHIOHI.
Advertising  Hates:      ._,	
column Inch.   Leffal ads, 18c jier tuonpariel).	
for first insartion; Sc for each additional insertion.
Display ads, si.50 per
l, 18c jier tuonpariel) line
  - isejtion; So for each additional in
Rending notices 15c per line each Issue.
Subscription Kates: By mail or carrier, SS.00
jier annum; Sl.oo for six months. Stopped nt
expiration.
Job Department: The Kaqlg Job Department
ia well equipped, and is prepared to execute nil
kinds of printing ut honest [trices.
Address till communications to���
THK FERGUSON EAOLE,
Ferguson, B. 0
WEDNESDAY,   JULY 11,    1900.
tlll.l KIN VIHK OHRISTIAM'S  SI'NDAV
IMIAVKH-SOMi.
Jesus, lover of my soul,
(ii vo me 25 per cent.;
While the money in doth roll
I'll he filled with sweet contint,
Hide me, < > my Savior, hide,
While I make the dollars fast:
Safe Into my safe they'll a-lidc.
You'll receive my soul at last.
iiilu'r refuge have I none
Save ray mortgages for me;
While 1 skin each brother's sou
For support I'll look to thee.
All my trust on thee is stayed,
To my usury 1 cling,
l-'or my game is neatly played
'Neath the shadow 'of thy wing.
I'lenteouB grace, with thee is found
Let new victims now drop In,
Lot them each with cash abound,
Make, oh. make for me more tin.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Let me draw long life from thee,
Plate with goltl my marble heart,
Count my gains eternally.
LESSONS   IS   ECONOMICS,
Ths study of economics has a tendency to lessen popular veneration (or
tlie mere possessors of wealth or ot
the means of securing wealth from
day to day.   The wealth of the world
ir. comparatively trifling and bus been
variously estimated at from four to
ten   years' production.   A building
over 50 years old  is rare   in   this
country, and the average life of that
form of wealth is much less than half
a century.   Other forms have a still
shorter life,   Clothing may have an
average lite ot a year, and food does
not last so long,   The production and
consumption of wealth go on continuously, and the seeming great fortunes
are merely franchises to take and
consume an unusually large share of
the daily product.   Anyone whose
efforts do not add to the sum of the
world's wealth must take and consume
the products of other people's labor.
Wealth  can   be produced only by
human effort, and anyone not a producer must deprive the producers of
a part of their product.   If such a ono
is charitable 'ie merely restores a
part ol that which he Is taking, and
his supposed gifts to public movements art  merely relinquishments.
lie cannot aid tbe public financially,
but can merely lessen tbe burden he
imposes on them.
The restrictive effect of high wages
on miners is going to be a continuous
theme tor discussion.  There are some
mineral deposits that pay abundant
returns to the owners at ihe present
rate of wages, some which barely
make a return for the capital invested, and some which will not pay to
work while present wage rates are in
force.   If wages were doubled, ths
line of profit would be shifted, so that
a smaller number would pay a good
return to the owners, some of those
formerly very profitable would barely
pay a profit on the outlay, while a
larger number would be made unprofitable.   If wages were reduced
o a bare subsistance,  or if it were
lossible to obtain labor for nothing,
here would still be some deposits
hat would not pay the cost ot opera'
tion.   The local question is between
the payment of the products locally
in wages or distributing them among
the stockholders in various parts of
tha world.   Tbe feeling locally is as
a consequence in favor of high wages.
P1NCIIKK   VKKKK   OIL   FIELDS.
Archie McVittie returned Tuesday
from an extended visit to the Pincher
Creek oil region, bringing back with
him several large bottles ot crude
petroleum which has been pronounced
by analysis to be of a high grade.
There is a district about 20 miles
square in that region which shows
considerable quantities of petroleum
almost anywhere, turn over a boulder
and oil will be found adhering to it;
dig small pits almost anywhere at
random, and in most of them oil will
seep.
A settler there has a hole'Jsix feet
square, three feet deep, the sides
boarded up, into which oil and water
constantly seeps. He uses a common
cream separator for extracting the
oil, selling the proceeds in the Mormon
settlements, making a good living
therefrom. Another method of sep-
���rating, used by the inhabitants of
that district, is to take cans and fill
with the mixture; the bottom is perforated and the water runs off leaving
the oil, which is emptied out, and the
process repeated. Mr. McVittie had
about two quarts of tbe oil, which
was gathered in this crude manner
in less than ten minutes.
Some years ago an effort was made
by boring to lind the source of the
petroleum, but the work seemed to
have bean misdirected; the operator
went inside of the territory where all
the indications were apparent, and
on a prairie underlaid with a deep
wash, proceeded to bore there. At a
deptii of 150 feet a heavy How of
water was encountered and a very
good artesian well���still flowing���
was the result.
Later, others went in with a complete plant and started nearer the
district proper. This also was an ill-
fated venture, as work had hardly
begun before the plant was completely destroyed by Are. An abandonment of work followed and nothing
has since been done.
Mr. McVittie has secured control of
a large district, and has also perfect
sd arrangements whereby an English
outfit will drill 1000 feet in the midst
of the oil field. Further operations
will depend upon conditions, of
course. ���Cranbrook Herald.
PKOM   COLD   TO   OIL.
Half a century has wrought many
changes in the West, hut in no section
has thero been so groat a transformation ns in California, said Edward E.
Shields, a wealthy petroleum operator,
of Los Angeles, to a 'Post-Intelligencer'
representative the other day.
���'In 1849, as everv child who is able
to road knows, the talk in California
was gold." he said. "Now that scene
has been shifted to Alaska and we Cali-
foruians are just as enthusiastic to-day
over oil as we were fifty years ago over
the yellow metal.
"The discovery of oil ill the vicinity
of Los Angeles has practically ruined
some of tlie, best resident portions of tho
city. Unsightly derricks have been
erected where it once stood intended
costly dwellings should stand. The
trouble with our people as yet is they
arc novices in the oil business but they
arc learning more every day and at
present, boring operations are carried
out ou a more scientific basis than ever
before.
"The oil industry in California you
might say is in its infancy, yet wo at
present rank the fourth state in the
Union producing the largest amounts
of petroleum. So you see that enthusiasts are irot so very crazy when they
say California will be richer in oil than j
it ever was in gold. '
"Yes, I believe that within a few
years the product of the California oil
helds will have the effect of reducing
the price of oils. You see our supply is
unlimited. Even out in the ocean we
have great derricks erected which are
daily primping up from beneath the bed
many hundred gallons of oil of the best
grades. We are just beginning, as I
say, but even now have iro difficulty in
finding a market for every barrel we
produce."
WORK   OP   HI/NTKKS.
Killing off the wild animals of the
globe for their skins! That is the process that has boon going orr for many
years in every country where thero was
ifanie that the skin-hunter could find
and kill.
It appears from a work recently published in England by Mr. Bryden, an
African traveler, that many of the
species of big game of that continent
have beerr entirely destroyed by the
skill-hunters. Among the more Important species so exterminated are the
white rhinoceros and the quagga.
The business of skin-hunting is
carried on largely throughout the districts of Africa lying near the British
colonial possessions and the Transvaal.
From these districts alone hundreds of
tons of skins of wild animals that are
slaughtered only for their hides are
shipped to England each each to be
made into leather Morr who follow
skin-hunting ns a trade in those regions
are described as parasites who do not
come into the country to settle, but
destroy the game that the real settlers
would use for food, in order to get a
few shillings for the hides.
The zebra's skin makes a leather as
fine as calfskin and it is sold as such
the London market,with those of several
species of antelope and deer.
Elephant and rhinoceros skins are
sent to Sheffield, where they are used
in a raw state to face the wheels for
polishing steel cutlery. It is said that
rro othor material is so satisfactory for
the purpose and that it will be hard to
find a substitute when these skins cannot be had, through the approaching
extinction of the animals.
Giraffe skins are used for making
saddles, whips and other articles of
general utility in a new country. The
Soudanese make them into shields.
In the East Indies the camel-skin
was formerly used as a covering for
traveling-eases; but this is done no
more. Sharkshins are used for the
grips of sword-hilts, and the skins of
large snakes are imported into all civil
ized countries to cover trinklets, books
and toilet articles. Even the cobra's
skin is used by the Chinese to cover
their fiddles of one string.
Cruelty, like every other vice, re.
quires no motive outside 'of itself; it
requires only opportunity. ��� George
Eliot.
Courtship In Charon.
A young gentleman happened to sit
at church in a pew adjoining one in
which was a young lady, for whom he
conceived a most sudden and violent
passion, felt desirous of entering into a
courtship on the spot, but, the place not
suiting a formal declaration, exigency
suggested the following plan:
He politely handed his fair neighbor
a bible, open, with a pin stuck in the
following text (2nd epistle of St. John,
verse 5): "And now I beseech thee,lady,
rrot as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had
from the beginning, that we love one
another."
She returned it with the following
(���2nd chapter of Ruth, verse 16): "Then
she fell on her face and bowed herself
to tho ground, and said unto him, Why
have it grace in thine eyes that thou
shouldst take notice of me, seeing 1 am
a stranger?"
He returned the book, pointing to the
12th verse of the nnl epistle of St. John:
"Having many things to write unto
you I would not with paper and ink,
but I trust to come unto you and speak
face to face."
The marriage took place the next
week.        i"
Hers is an interesting leaf from an
author's diary:���"Sold one poem, and
had live returned. Made almost
enough to pay the but mer."   ' 'Sold a
short story and came within an ace
of making enough to pay ten dollars
on the grocery bill." "Wrote an
obituary on an ancient oitlzen, and
had Maria's shoes mended with the
proceeds." "I must try to write
enough to-night to bur ��� gallon of
kerosene oil. ���Atlanta Constitution.
People wish to be settled. Only as
far as they are unsettled is there any
hope for them.���Emerson.
KOOTENAY MINING DIVISION STATISTICS.
The report of the Minister of Mines for the year 1899 gives figures as to the
relative  importance   of the mining divisions  of East and West Kootenay:
Recording Office.
Nelson	
Rowland	
Kaalo	
New Denver	
Slocan City	
Kuskoiiook	
Trout Lake City..
Comuplix	
Kakuip	
Revelstoke	
Golden	
Windermere	
I Port Steele	
Claims
Recorded.
Certificates
of Work
Recorded.
Bills of Sale
and Transfers Recorded.
Preo Miners'
Certificates
 Issued.
1,4%
2,14'i
1,028
113
an
5U2
18.,
am
068
H
THE "ROB HOY" MINES (LARDEAU DISTRICY OP B. C.)
H
K THE SCOTTISH-CANADIAN MINING CO., OF B.C.LTD $
S3
NON-PHR.SON.Aij   LTABTT .TTTvy
tBoard of Direotors:
chairman: : vice-chairman:
W. J. Teasdall, Esq., H.D., J. M. Miller, Esq., -Jab. A. Lowell, Ex-M.P.,
London. -        Rossland, B. C. Niagara Palls.
Dr. n. Woolverton,        Rev. A. R. Best,        0. M. R. Graham, Ebq���        Dr. G. T. He (Chough,
London. Sprlngford. London. Chatham.
solicitor: managing director:
T. H, Luscohbe, Esq., London. A. E, Welch, Esq., London.
bankers:,
The Canadian Bank op Commerce (Correspondents tn Great Britain���The Bank op Scotland.)
Gko. H. Wmtlakb, Esq.,
Lcndon.
Thos. P. Mccormick,Esq
London.
THE^ COMPANY__    __ ,"5 r/':
is incorporated under the most stringent laws (Specially Limited Liability)
of 8. C, aud its Charter was granted
July, 1899.
owns some 180 acres of valuable mineral lands on the "Home Ledge" at
the head of tho Lardeau River, f
has three (3) distinct and well-defined
Lodes, with nearly a mile hi length
ofore body,
THE   COMPANY
has built its own roads to Circle City,
mine buildings, quarters for 30 to 85
men, blacksmith's shop, forge, jwwder
houses, etc.
has surveyed its "Rob Roy" and
"Highland Chief," which are now
ready for Crown granting.
has a magnificent Water Power on
Galena Creek crossing its own property.
THE  COMPANY
has some 380 feet of tunnel work done
with ore showings in three different
Slaces through the workings, and
ave lately run into the Gray Copper,
which Is the mineral that carries such
immense values in silver.
has every prospect of being able to
pay big DIVIDENDS within a reasonable time, and hope to be able to
quit selling stock soon.
: The natural question arises: "Why,if there is all this, do you have to offer stock for aale|?"   We answer that If you knew there
i a not of Gold iu vour ararden whlnh vmi nni.M ,��>* h�� ���n��r.u�� ��-J *������>- >.-���----���
IB
���    ���. _������ .v. H��au|i      >T o mioircr butu ii you snew mere yw
was n pot of Gold iu your garden whicli you could j;et by digging and you hadn't a shovel and no money to buy one with, you'd have II
to raise money 11 That's where we arc I   We bave to get at the pot of Gold, and then���those who have stock will be fortunate, nnd those [ |fj
who haven't will wish they had.]   Gome, or send in and investigate. I WW
M The Scottish-Canadian Mining & Dev. Go. of B.C.
H (Noii-mHeasabfo.r'* r     -      -      r LIMITED
LSJ.       Address communications to A. E. Welch, Managing Director, 207 Dundas Street, London, Canada.
\ THE LARDEAU EAOLE, FERGUSON, E C JOLT 11, 1900.
��<
YELLOW CURSE
f * Thli is tbe way Editor Lower v. of
the New Denver Ledge, sizes up the
Chinese question:
In the discussion over the bill
in the Federal Government at
Ottawa proposing to raise the tax on
Chinamen coming into Canada from
$50 to 8100 I notice that some of
the members prefer to keep the
bars down and allow them to come
in freely. Members of parliament
who would advocate such a course
must do so in ignorance of this evil
or else they have Chinese souls.
The tax should be 81000 instead of
8100. No man who stands up in
Ottawa and pleads the cause of
Canada for the Chinamen is a true
friend to the best interests of this
great Dominion. He should be
herding exiles in Siberia, or thumping Indian slaves in the silver
mines of South America. A white
man's country is no place for
Chinese boosters. Iu Eastern
Canada, the yellow men are not
very plentiful. Here and there a
few of them run laundries,and give
a flavor of cosmopolitanism to the
humdrum east. In the west they
are so numerous, especially on the
coast, that the foliage sometimes
looks as though it was eternally
nipped with autumn frost.
In China there are millions of
beings who never had 810 at one
time. They are the most licentious
people on earth, notwithstanding
that their blood is not heated by
benedictine, or other rich cordials.
Missionaries have tried to convert
them to the Christian faith, but
with little success. They are loyal
to their own superstitions and will
not trade them for a newer assortment. Some may pretend to come
to Christ, but as a rule, like many
in Canada, it is only for the benefits
that accrue from the bluff. They
look upon white people as legitimate prey. Their prisons are full
of convicts and executions are of
daily occurrence. In the morning
those to be killed are stood in line
and their heads cut off with a
sword. Their bodies are then fed
to the hogs. The government of
that country wastes nothing, so
beware of their pork. Contractors
take large numbers of convicts and
ship them to America where the
poor slaves receive nothing but
their board for years, as the big
companies take all the money.
Leprosy, bubonic plague and other
terrible diseases are common
amongst the scum of China. They
never can assimilate with Caucasians, and after gleaning all they
can in this country send it home
and follow later on, dead or alive.
This is the kind of material found
working for some of the best fami
lies on this coast. John is a great
thief, and he is successful at it, because he never takes much at a
time. His caution is always on
watch in his upper stope. Women
like him for a servant as their husbands cannot love him as they might
a hired girl. Women like him be'
cause he never gives anything
away, not even their love affairs.
He no savey, and does not tell the
neighbors about the domestic doings of his master, He never
gossips with the whites, even if he
does drink tea. In California John
has by his cheap labor caused many
a girl to become a stranger to virtue
in order that her body might have
bread,   History repeats itself.
So you yellow scab champions at
Ottawa if you want to fill Canada
with slave labor, tainted with eastern diseases and rotten with oriental
vice, push the national doors wide
open and flood this great and glorious Canada of the C.P.R.'s with a
yellow virus that will eventually
poison tlie hands now stretched out
so foolishly to pat the saffron-tinted
syphaxes upon their leprous, pig-
tailed craniums. If you do not
want this lamentable state of affairs
to come to pass why do you not nip
the matter in the bud, and turn the
high tax semaphore against the
Mongolians before they own the
country ? It is easier to do it now
than later on. In conclusion I
will say that anyone, legislator or
otherwise, who advocates Chinese
emigration  to  this country is a
traitor, just as much as that biblical character who sold his birthright for a fill of pottage.
FROM    LOWBBY'S      UPPER     STOPK.
From latest reports everything is
not so yellow around Cape Nome
as it was before the boats left
Seattle. 	
The Atlanta Constitution wants
to know what has become of hell.
Most of it has been moved to Western India, but there is still a chunk
or two of it in China and South
Africa.
A society has been formed in
New York for the purpose of
attempting a political annexation of Canada with the United.
States. They will never do it. If
they would work for the reverse
the Canadians might assist. As it
is we arc perfectly capable of pulling our own canoe up the stream of
time. 	
W. C. Edwards stated in the
House at Ottawa that tlie restrictions on Chinese were a contradiction of the fundamental principles
of tlie British constitution, freedom
and the open door. If Edwards
has such a love for these yellow
mongrels why not come out west
and live among them for awhile ?
This might cure him of his rot
about the benefit of an open-door
system.
The Rev. A. B. Winchester, who
looks after the Presbyterian Chinese
mission on the coast, has taken the
stump on behalf of Canada for the
Chinese. In his zeal to practise
his iron-clad doctrine upon a race
who only laugh at our religion the
reverend gentleman seems to forget
the white people. If he is burning
with such a desire to save the Mongolian race why not go to China
where the Canadians will not say
a word to hiin, and John is thicker
than love at a camp meeting.
A   MISTAKEN   DOG.
Here is a true dog story: A family
down town having a false grate in one
of the rooms of the house placed some
red paper behind it to givp it the effect
of tire. One of the coldest days, the dog
belonging to the household came in
from out of doors, and seeing the paper
in the grate, deliberately walked up to
it and lay down before it, curling up in
the best way to receive the glowing
heat as it came from the fire. He remained motionless for a few moments;
'eeling no warmth, he raised his head
and looked over his shoulder at the
grate; still feeling no heat, he went
across aad carefully applied his nosa to
the grate and smelt of it. It was as cold
as ice. With a look of the most supreme
disgust, his tall curled down between
his legs, every hair on his body saying,
"I'm sold," the dog trotted out of the
room, not even deigning to cast a look
at the party in th* room who had
See that this label is ou all Clothing you purchase
pURN ITUR^
andiHouse Furnishings from
our large and well-assorted
stock is already very evident
in the Lardeau and Trout
Lake District, which means
that we are successful com
petitors with all comers in
price and quality. Before
you invest in our line drop us
a curd for quotations. We
can savs you money.
R. Howson k Co.,
REVELSTOKE, B. C
Enterprise Beer
Made by tha Enterprise
Ure* ing Co. ,at Revelstoke
is keeping the camp cheer
ful. When you want tha
best insist on ENTERPRISE. All the leading
Hotels handle it.
Enterprise Brewing Co.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a
guarantee that tlie producers
thereof receive a fair rate of
wages for its production.
INSMT ON HAVINd THE LABEL
watched his actions and laughed so
heartily at his misfortunes. That dog
had reason as well as instinct���Troy
Times.
"Paw," said Japbeth, as they sat
on the hurieane deck of the ark, "do
you ever think of going into polUcs?"
'Well," replied Noah, as he pushed
the giraffe's head out of the mizzen-
to-'-gallan'-sail, ' if I did, I think the
floating vote would be all I'd have to
look after."���Baltimore American.
' Woman," said the corn-fed philosopher, "will never succeed in her
demand for the same pay as man for
doing the same work.   The only way
PACKING AND
FREIGHTING
All work guaranteed.
FERGUSON PACKING
ami TRANSFER OUTFIT; headquarters at
Ferguson, B. C. 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.
S. DANEY, PROPRIETOR.
Canadian
"Imperial
Limited"
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced jy||[
I0TH. The "Imperial
Limited "takes you across
the Continent in four
days without change.
It is a solid vestibuled
train, luxuriously equipped with every possible
essential for the comfort
and convenience of passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
J. atoCREERY.Ag.ut Arrowhead
T. W. BKADSHAW, Aftt RovaUtoke
Orto-
f. 1. OOTMj, AMI. Pass. Ant., Vancouver. B.G
to get the lam* pay for the same
work Is to howl for more pay for less
work.''���Indianapolis Press.
No task is ill where hand and brain
And skill and strength have equal gain,
And each shall each in honor hold,
And simple manhood outweigh gold.
���Whittier.
It is well to consider a little whether
in our zeal to suppress one form of Immorality we may not be forging chains
hich may iu time be fastened upon
the neck of some great but unpopular
truth.���Loring Moody,
United Hatters
of North America
m
THIS IS THK
UNIONMiiM
of the United
Hatters of
North America. When you are
ljuy.tijr n FUR HAT
either soft or stiff,
hw to It that tlie
Csuuuiue UNION
Label in sewed In It
If a retailer hus
Ii>oae lutwU In his
pojweaaion and offers
to put one in a lint
for you, do not patronize him. He lias
not any rUcht to
have loose tnhcls
Loose laliels In retail stores are coun-
ito.   ~
ly the 	
Label Is perforated on the four edges exactly the
terfeits.   Do not listen to any explanation as to
no label.    The
n\ on the four
tage Stamp,  Coun.... _	
times perforated on three of the edges, and some-
ny <
why the hat has no label.    The Genuine Union
���   idffes exactly the
same as a postage stamp.   Counterfeits nre some-
i>�� ui wia eu|b��. unit nun it-
times only on two. Keep a sharp lookout for
the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers
are UM.ng them in order tn get rid of their s*c��l.-
miidehnts. The John B, Stetson Co. and Henry
H. Roolofs & Co., both of Philadelphia, Pa., are
non-union concerns.
JOHN A. MOFFITT. President, Orange. N J.
JOHN PHILLIPS, Secretary. 477 Park Ave.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
General
Freighters
to all points in the
Distriot. Light
rigs for cmiek 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.
address���
The Pioneer
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Thomsons Landing,
Trout Lake (Jity,
Ferguson,
Ten Mile.
Craig & Hillman,
THOMSON'S LANDING, B. C.
SMOKE CIGARS
And at all times Insist on the
box bearing the blue label
It helps manufacturers to sae the
force of paying fair and honest wages
Nelson Ciqab Makers' Union,
W The Calgary M
j Brewing & Malting Co., Ltd. n
Calgary, Alberta
ffl    Calgary Lager    Y
LJ XXX ALES XXXSTOUT U
II BUFFALO BRAND AERATED WATERS AJ
W*J ALL   LEADING   HOTELS   HANDLE   OUR   GOODS. \f\d
tSSZSXS3BSIESXSXS&
H0TEL FERGUSON
THE PIONEER HOTEL
OF THE LARDEAU
The  Bar is supplied with tho best brands of Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars,
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men.
RATES, $2 A DAY AND UPWARDS
FERGUSON BROS., Proprietors.
P. BURNS & CO.
WHOLESALE MARKETS
Rossland, Nelson, Sandon, Revelstoke, Greenwood, Grand Forks
and Vancouver.
RETAIL MARKETS
Rowland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,  Kaslo, Sandon,  New Denver, Silverton
Cascade City, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix, Midway,
Camp McKinnev, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Vancouver
WM. SCHMOCK, """FERGUSON BRANCH
Beat Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Finely Equipped Bar
RofHted and Refurnished
Best Cuisine Serrioe
Best $2.00 a Day House
in the Lardeau District.
HOTEL
LARDEAU
J. LAUGHTON, proprietor.
FERGUSON, B. C.
Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.       Neatly furnished, well-lighted und
Heated Rooms.    Conveniently situated on Victoria Ave.
K3K2K2 K3 KJ K2 K2K2K
rA    When you are in Trout Lake Oity put up at    P^
B KSlimin nn-rr,    89
H " QUEEN'S HOTEL ft
ri Abrahamson Bros., Proprietors FT
jTw Everything new and up-to-date. Fire proof safe. Finest [J
y~S wines, liquors and cigars. Mining men's headquarters. 5^2
A^ Cheerful dining room.    Al service. II
O   THE CENTRAlHoTElTREVELSTOKE,   O
JTT is under the same management. JTT
MkJKJ K3 K3 KJ K2K2I&
AH Eyes are
Fixed ��ni
the
LARDEAU
FERGUSON
Is the Natural and Commercial Centre���
THE PAYROLL TOWN
Over one hundred and fifty men now working in the
Wonderful
new mimes
Now being developed by strong, practical companies.
Are being located in Ferguson.     Stores and Stocks are
being enlarged.   Properties are changing hands.
Capitalists are appearing on the scene.
fceCSslkOV
Smelter men are on the Ground.
Railway Construction has practically
begun, and the entire district is
coming rapidly to the front.
Come straight to
FERGUSON
The Rossland-Nelsonofthe Lardeau
For further information, write or see���
W. N. BRAYTON,
General Agent.
HENKY FLOYD,
Local Ageut.
���      -      -     ' a- THE LARDEAU EaGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, JULY 11, 1000.
THE LOCAL FIELD
The Northport smelter is being enlarged.
The A rrowhead branch will not be
in sliapo for about two weeks yet.
Freighting between here and tho
Lauding is comparatively light for this
time of year. ���
The (inn name James Gill & Co.,
Revelstoke, has been supplanted by
Messrs. Taylor & George. .
Wm. II. Athol and J. McTaggart
came down' from the Spokane group,
up the north fori:,-last Friday.
S. F. W. Gainer has opened a wateh
repairing shop in the second storey of
the Eagle palace.   See Ms-ad vt.
Sain. Armstrong;, a C/.-P. R. brake-
nian, was killed on the-Arrowhead
branch at Wigwam on- Wednesday
last.
C. R. Scott has a contract from the
townsite for cloai'ing Vickers street
between Victoria and Lome avenue,
and also a portion of Lome avenue.
The Nelson and SUverton football
teams will do battle to-morrow at
Slocan City's Orangemen'scelebration.
Big money up, and a game for'blood/"
If R. T. Lower}' lived In this camp
that inevitable cow and water baiTol
troublo would cease. No bell, no feed
and no milking is necessary. Six tins
lor a dollar.
Local superintendent Westfall is
increasing his forces on the Old Gold,
Primrose and St. Louis groups, over
the Duncan slope. Supplies are also
being taken over in large quantities.
A. G. Fraser has opened up a
general store at Thomson's Landing.
Mr. Fraser was one of the Kuskonook
fire victims and he certainly deserves
success in his new venture. The Fish
creek camp business is increasing
down that way.
M. F. Chesnut, president of the Old
Gold Quartz and Placer Mining Company, Ltd., and the Primrose Gold
Mining Co., Ltd., companies operating
just over on the Duncan slope at tho
bead of tho north fork of the Lardeau,
Is in the camp.
To-morrow is the glorious Twelfth!
Tho same people who helped to liberate the British empire from the ruling
days of religious tyranny, in 1690, are
to-day being licked to a standstill by a
people thoy fought side by side with at
that timo.
Tho i Dominion government have
granted $90,000 to the Kaslo & Lardo-
Duncan Co. for their Lardeau extension. The chances are the road will
be built, up the Duncan slope, this
season, seeing that the governmont
builds and presents it to private owners.
If you aro really interested in the
progress of the camp you will help the
Eagle to spread the news throughout
the world.'If you , are where the
Eagle can't roach you, send a copy to
your friends. Sow the good seed,
assist tho publisher to stave off the
sheriff and you'll reap the reward in
due timo.
Send the Eagle to your friends, or to
anyone you think will become interested in the camp. It passes from one
place and person to another, is read,
extracts copied into larger papersfxho
news will spread. But give us a lift to
do tbo introductory work. Printer's
Ink made Rossland; It can do the same
for the Lardoau.
A dozen or more pack horses went
up to north fork properties already
this week with supplies. Ten will
leave for tbe Empire to-morrow or
Friday. And evory day supplies are
being packed and taken to various
fropertles operating in the camp.
During August and September winter
supplies will be laid in, so that tlio
local merchants will be doing a thriving business from now till winter sets
in.
How can you expect monied men in
the camp seeking Investment, when
they don't know you're alive or never
heard of the Lardeau. Help the
Eagle to help yourself. All this
eamp lacks is advertising. If judiciously advertised the rest will soon
follow.
SOUTH AMUCAN RAILWAY)*.
Thos. McNaught has furnished tho
Eagle with a few Interesting figures
concerning the government owned
railways of South Africa.
Natal,���after paying all expensos
bas generally a large surplus, amounting in some cases to millions of dollars.
It has great difficulties to contend with
in its line from Durban to Maritzburg,
or Petermarltzburg, the capital, a
distance of 125 inlles. It rises from the
eea level to an elevation of over 0000
feet. In the last returns I got from
the manager, 1898, the surplus was
over ��500,000 sterling,  over $2,500,000
The Capo Colony returns were sent
me for tbe same year, and after paying
all expenses they showed a return
equal to oyer 7i per cent, on the money
invested. Their railways will com
pete with the C. P. R. and beat it
hollow for complete equipment and
comfort. The Cape Colony railway, it
must be borne in mind, has a barren
haul of nearly "00 miles across tho
Karvo, a desert plateau, with comparatively no return therefrom. This
plateau has farms at stretches.
SANCTUM SHORTSTOPS
Beware of the backonpper.
Canada should own the C. P. R.
'���Canada should own the C. P. P.."
says the Lardeau EAGLE. Tn this wo
concur. But at present we are face to
face with the stern fact that tlie 1!. P.
R. owns Canada.���Regina Standard.
If one-tenth of the money spent on
Bossland or Slocan properties was put
into development work in this camp,
their mineral output would sink into
insignificance as compared with the
Lardeau's prodnction.
Now is the time to do effective work
in bringing our mineral resources to
public notice. Every copy of the
EAGLE directed to parties outside of
tho camp will help. Trot along yonr
mining news, and a dollar or two to
pay for shoe leather.
If there is anything that a man
should foel it a duty to do it is to patronize homo industries. Ho is prosperous in proportion to tho prosperity
of the camp he lives in, and the camp
is prosperous in proportion to the
amount of business transacted. This
is a fact so palpable that it ought not
to be necessary to call attention to  it.
In tho Kootenays newspapers are
not published for fun. They are
purely business enterprises, the same
as a shoe shop, a gold mine, or a saw
mill. They aro more satisfactory all
round when thoy pay���moro satisfactory to the owners, to their patrons,
and to the town in which they are
published. No town can have a better
advertisement than a flourishing newspaper.���Nelson Miner.
A united effort on the, part of those
hanging on" in this camp would
accomplish the ends desired. The
outside monied man is not to blame.
He doesn't know where the "Lardeau"
is, ho doesn't know that this camp
offers better investments than any
other camp in B. C. If we fail to
advertise our resources we ought to
"struggle." Increase the Eagle's
circulation and assist it to circulate
thousands of extra copies throughout
the world. Let's wake up for a few
hours and let the outsido world know
that we are still on earth, ready to do
buslnoss.
The people who have thoir little all
at stake in this camp should not slum-
ber on and idle their lives away
waiting for a turn in tbo tide. Rouse
yourselves; take some concerted action,
scare up a few dollars and let's advertise our resources. Thero Is no use
for thoir existence unless developed.
The development will not take place
until we get a few monied men interested. The monied men will not
become interested unless we roach
them. How are they to know of the
grand opportunities we have W"offer.
A little more printer's ink and less
booze is urgently needed in this land
of gold, silver, lead and copper.
There has not been a sale of a tried
and proved property in the Camp as
yet this season. The brand of mining
men, in most cases, who have struck
here so far are apparently not looking
for a real bona fldo proposition for
which they would have to pay a fair
price. Thoy want "cheap" claims,
and nccdloss to say the bush is full of
them. The industrious miner who has
proved his property to bo worthy of a
decent price will reap his reward
when mining men strike the camp.
With tho advent of a rallv y the
"cheap" mining promoter v I fade
away like a beautiful dream, to be replaced with men whoso desire will be
to do their mining In .the ground���not
in tho east.
Every man induced into this district
Is a direct benefit to the hotelmen and
merchants'. These Bhould do their
utmost to help advertise our wonderful
mineral resources. While your adyt.
may not help you directly $10 or $15"a
month, it certainly will Indirectly.
Advertise the country by helping the
Eagle. Once the people come in and
see the camp, the rest will been���;.-. In
no other camp in North America is
there such surface shewings and high-
grade ore. Outsiders do not know this,
Wo must reach and tell them. But
mountain water and scenery isn't all
that a publisher requires to do so.
Think this matter over and let'* unite
in our efforts to bring this camp to the
front, and "force" tho railway to
build.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Chemist.
OFFICE!    VICTORIA AVE., FERGUSON, B. ('.
raJJ-All khuls of Photographic work done.
Mining properties ti specialty. Local views for
snie.   Call at office to see samples.
Ferguson Shaving
Parlor	
Wm. Snell,
TOXSGRIAI. ARTIST
All brunches of (he tonsuriul art executed with
am bidexteriuns dexterity.
How About That
Sick Watch ?
Bring it to me at once and I'll
guarantee its repair. My shop
is in the Eagle dfflce. ���
S. F. W. Gainer.
Lumber
Everything is now in
shape for us to supply
Lumber
Don't delay but get
your order in at once.
.Davis & Foote.
Stationery is in our line
And we have jiiBt received a fine stock
of Letter  Pads.   Patronize
"The Eagle."
When you want a Cool
Refreshing. Drink
Try
"Enterprise Beer."
All Lnrdcnu'H Ic-adlnp hotels handle if. '
Manufactured by the
KntorprlHO Krowlnft Co,,
RuvclfitOke, B. C.
Get Your Next Suit
Made to Order
And made by us. We guarantee fit, flriiah
and quality. The price will be very little
more than for a hand-me-down. And the
money 1b kept In the camp.   "Hquare" shop.
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
FIELD 4 BEWS,
���   Druggists
Chemists
Stationers
:?.��! REVELSTOKE:.
If yon need anything in
Photographic
Supplies...
Kend to the
CANADA DKUG & BOOK CO.,
KEVELSTOKE, B. C.
Leave Your Watch
With A. C. Cummins, Ferguson, and he
will guarantee prompt and safe delivery
of your WATCH to mo.   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,
('locks,Silverware: Hold and Silver
Electro Plating and Engraving.
J. Guy Barber,
C. P. R. Watch Inspector,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A. N. Smith.
Dakar
Grocer and
Coiifeotioner.
^Special quotations to Lardeau Consuui
REVELSTOKE, B. C,
Imperial Bank
ym��      of Canada.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED, 12,900,000.00.
CAPITAL PAID I'P . . I2,����!,(]08.00.
KEST     11,700,000.00. JJ
General Banking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits in Havings
Iii'I'iir tment at current rales.
A. R. bThEARN,
MANAGER REVELSTOKE BRANCH.
Furniture
and
Furnishings
Tbe largest and most
complete stock In North
Kootenay. We can out^
fit your home or hotel as
complete, and cheap as
eastern or coast firms.
Prompt"(tSlBntlon* to 'mail
orders'; shipments rnaUe
on shortest notice.1 Ask-
' for quotations.
Undertakers,
R. Howson & Co.
.REVELSTOKE, B.C.
T.A.Wilson, M.D., CM.
1.. R. C. P. & s.   [Queen's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
BARRISTER, NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.,
TROUT LAKE CITY B. C, AND
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
OFFICES :     REVELSTOKE AND GOLDEN.
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Ceo. S. McCarter.
A. M. Pinkham.
J. A. Harvey.
White, Gwillim tf Scott,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
OFFICES:   McKENZIEAVENUE,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A.H. Holdich, M.C.M.I.,
ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
Revelstoke, B. C.
SMOKE.
Royal
Seal
Kootenay
Belle
Little
Gfem
^^CIGARS
UNION MADE
by the
Kootenay Cigar M'fg Oo,
NELSON, B. C.
aWSee that'tlie BLUE   LABEL is on
each box.
California Wine Co.
Wholesale Dealers in
Wines,
Liquors
Cigars, Etc.
 Nelson, B. C
SMOKE        |
CIGARS
UNION MADE  Jj
^#^HSh��j$H$H5H$H
��� ������
We have a large stock on
hand, at lowest prices	
Rough and Dressed
Lumber; Lath, Shingles,
Sash, Doors, Mouldings,
AH Building Requisites.
Call on us, or write (or our
quotations. Special orders
promptly filled	
Fred. Robinson Lumber Co., Ltd.
COMAPLIX, B. C.
Por People Who
The " Eagle" has the following list of books
for sale:
Caenar'HColumn, (Donnely).., .25c.
The American Peasant! (TfobleS)..,. 25c,
Ten Men of Money Island, [Nortonl 25c.
A Tramp in Society, iCowdrevi 25c,
Bottcr Days,jFltcnl 25o.
The Golden Bottle, IDonnely] 50c.
An ldoal Republic, [Phelps] 50c,
Christ the Socialist 75c.
American People's Money, IDonnKlly] Hoc.
The Little Statesman, [Armstrong) '. 25c.
Government Ownership of Railroads.	
by F. G. n. Gordon 16c.
Poems for the People, W. F. Phelps 10c.
In Hell and the Way Out, by H. E. Allen...25c.
One Way to Co-operative Commonwealth.. 10c.
Law, Labor and Liberty, by E. V. Debs lOo.
Tho Concentration of Wealth, E. Irving... .10o.
A Pure Democracy, by It. 8. Thompson 25c.
Direct Legtslatl  hy J. W. Sullivan 10c,
Municipal Loolallsm, byF.O. R. Gordon...Mo,
A Fow Things About Trusts 10c.
Hard Times, enuso Hnd cure, by Gordon.... 10c.
Tlie Sew and Ills Money Laws Inc.
Merrlo England. Iiv Hubert BlstChlord 25c.
The Story of My llfntiitorshlp 250.
Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy....26c.
Shvlock's Daughter, by Margaret 11. Bates.50c;
A (laughter oniumalllty, by E. M. Smith. .250.
An Appeal forthe Blind, by W. A.Ratollfte.JOo.
Proportional Representation 10c.
McKinhon & Sutherland
Miners9
Outfitters...
Ferguson, The Mining Centre.
\k
Ferguson, B. C.
T   Miners' Supplies
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.
BATHO & Q��f,
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
Great Departmental StOrPe
.REVELSTOKE, R. CL
More Than Freight Saved By Buying Miners' Supplies FromUs.
BOURNB BROS.
C. B. Hume & Co<9
Wholesale and Retail
��'��   General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
Revelstoke.
Branch at
Trout Lake City.
IIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIISSKIIIIIIIIIIII til 101 III I III tllllllll tttttttttttttt*
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited..
KAHL00PS, B. C.
Manufacturers of Lager Beer, Porter and all kinds of aerated waters.
Satisfaction guaranteed. ^Tj   /-p   ttt   p00___
All orders by mail or ��V.   I .   VV . JTearse,
otherwise promptly attended to. manager.
 > > I I ��HI lllllllllllllll
SAVAGE BROS.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in Farm Produce;,
Hay and Feed, Cured Meats, Fish, etc.
Write for quotations In any quantity.    Prompt shipments..
Revelstoke, B.C.
���I*fflH>M<
AL FERGUSON
^  Is tlie....
of tlie
Golden Lardeau
Investigation
is all we ask.
Subscribe for the "Eagle"
It Will Tell You the Kest.
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