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Ferguson   Eagle
$2.00 A YEAR
If Backed Up by the liberal Party
Would Plnd Many In Smypathy.
But Some Liberals Declare They Will
Not Follow Premier Martin���How
to Get Rid of Joseph is What
Putties The Whole of Them.
Joseph Martin has given to the prose
the platform on which his government
will stand, and it is given in full
1. Tbe abolition of the $200 deposit
for candidates for the legislature.
2. The bringing Into force, as soon
M arrangements can be completed, of
the Torrensreglstery system.
3. The redistribution of the constituencies on the basis of population,
allowing to sparsely populated districts
an proportionately larger representation that to populous districts and cities.
4. Tbe enactment of an accurate
system of government so aling of logs,
and its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of tho disallowed labor regulation act, etc.,
1898, and also all tbe statutes of 1899,
containing anti-Mongolian clauses,
disallowed by tbe Dominion government.
6. To take a firm stand in every
other possible way with a view of discouraging the spread of Oriental cheap
labor in this province.
7. To provide for official inspection
of all buildings, machinery and works!
with a view of compelling the adoption
of proper safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to the eight-hour
law, tbe government will continue to
enforce the law as it stands. An ira-
bMlate Inquiry will be held by the
minister of mines Into all grievances
put forward In connection with, its
Operation, with a view of bringing
about an amicable settlement. If no
settlement is reached, tho principle of
the referendum will be applied and a
vote taken at the general election as to
whether tbe law shall be repealed. If
'the law is sustained by the vote, it will
be retained ou the statute book with its
penal clauses. If modified In any way
without impairing the principle of tbe
law by removing any of the friction
brought about, it will be adopted. If
the vote Is against it tho law will be
9. To re-establish the London
agency of British Columbia, and to
take every effective means of bringing
before the British public the advantages of this province as a plaee for
the profitable investment of capital.
,   10.  The retaining of the resources
of tbe province as an asset for tbe
.benefit of the   people   and   taking
. effective measures  to   prevent   the
, a lienation of the public domain except
for actual settlers or for actual bona
fide business or industrial purposes,
.putting an end to tbe practice  of
speculating in   connection with the
11.   The taking of active measures
forthe systematic exploration of the
,    12.  The borrowing of  money  for
i tbe purpose of providing roads, trails,
, and bridges, provided that in every
, case the money necessary to pay the
i Interest and sinking fund In connection with the loan, shall be provided
. by additional taxation, so as not to
Impair the credit of the province.
m   13.   In connection with   tbe   construction of government roads   and
i trails, to provide, by the employment
of competent  civil   engineers,   and
otherwise that the government money
Is expended upon a system  which will
- be advantageous to tbe general public,
so that the old system of providing
roads as a special favor of the government may be entirely discontinued,
i     14.   To keep the ordinary annual
expenditure    within    tbe    ordinary
annual revenue In order to preserve
in'ast the eredlt of   the   province,
which Is its best asset.
IS. To adopt a system of govern-
..ment construction and operation of
railways, and immediately to proceed
with the construction of a railway on
tbe south side of the Fraser river,
connecting tbe coast with the Kootenay
distrlot,wlth the understanding that
unless the other railways now constructed in the province give fair
connections and mako equitable joint
freight and passenger arrangements,
the province will continue this line to
tbe eastern boundary of tbe province.
Proper connection with suoh Kootenay
railway to be given to the Island of
Vancouver.   Wlrti respect   to   other
parts of the province to proceed to
give to 'every portion of it railway1
connection at as early a date as
possible, the railway, when finished,
to be operated by the government
through a commission.
16. A railway bridge to be constructed in connection with the
Kootenay railway across the Fraser at
or near New Westminster, and
running powers given over it to any
railway company applying for the
same under proper conditions.
17. In case it Is thought at any
time advisable to give a bonus to any
company, the same to be in cash and
not by way of a land grant, and no
cash bonus to be granted except
upon the condition that a fair
amount of bonds or shares of the
company be transferred to the
province and effective means taken to
give the province control of freight
and passenger rates, and provisions
made against such railways having
any liabilities against it except actual
18. To take away from the lieu-
tenant-governor-in-eouncil any power
to make substantive changes in the
law, confining his jurisdiction entirely
to matters of detail in working out tho
laws enacted by the legislature.
19. The establishment of an
institution for the education of the
deaf and dumb.
20. To repeal the alien exculsion
act, as the reasons justifying it no
longer obtain.
21. '.n amicable settlement with
the government as to Headman's
island, Stanley park and other lands,
and an arrangement with Mr. Ludgate
by which, if possible, a sawmill
industry may be established and
carried on on Deadman's island under
satisfactory conditions, protecting the
interests of the public.
,  32.   Proper means of giving instructions to miners and prospectors.
It's dead easy to see that the loot
wise fgrafter Atkins, after retting tie
grand bounce at Victoria, has returned
to his means of blackmailing politicians to give him office���namely the
Kootenay Mall. He has interviewed
Thos. Taylor, and though he failed to
patch up a satisfactory deal, he secured
the awe-striking piece of information
that Mr. Taylor never Intended to run
in this riding as an independent, if he
Tailed to secure the nomination of the
Liberal and Conservative convention,
Well the Eagle never said he did.
The Eagle said he would be asked to
stand as an Independent. If Office-
seeker Atkins would stop* nosing
Steamboat Kellie around for about
five minutes, and also ask to be provided; with tbe senso that providence
generally provides .for little geese (let
alone eagles) he could probably read
plain everyday English. The poor old
Snail; it was hard enough for it to
bear with Windy Ike Thompson; but
to have to return to its vomit is unbearable. Even Hewitt Bostock is beginning to think his "lent plumes ($)"
are deteriorating in value.
A strong combination of labor
delegates from various organizations
in Ontario have waited upon the
government and urged the adoption
of an eight-hour day of labor for all
persons employed by or on behalf of the
government. The members of the
government were favorably impressed,
and it is expected that an Act will be
presented at this session. Tbe
government, the whole people, should
certainly set an example, both in hours
of labor and standard of wages.
Laboring men, all men, should urge a
plank of this nature In the many
radical platforms now before the
electors of British Columbia.
If the Mine Owners Insist mi Having the
Contract System All the Experienced
Miners Will Simply Leave.
While In Rossland last week the
Eagle found tho labor situation thus:
The miners at Rossland have taken
new steps to uphold their dignity as
men worthy of recognition by any and
all. They have, in action, said to the
mine ownors, " If you want and insist
upon having cheap labor why take lots
of it." And they are leaving for Montana, Yukon, Cape Nome, and some
of them ure coming into the Lardeau.
Good (miners and machine men can
find work in any white man's mining
camp and If the mine owners want men
who will work cheap and have to be
instructed by motion, they are entitled
to them. Likewise are English-speaking miners entitled to go wherever
good day wages are paid. Rossland
will soon be the dumping ground for
the filth of the United States, if
present indications go for anything,
Lauder's alien labor law has proven a
farce, tbe local government seems to
be powerless and the mine owners
want to ruin the country, rather than
pay a fair day's wage. The only
alternative for the miners was tbe
action thoy took���to get out of the
camp, and away from lover's of Finns,
Italians, Chinamen, .etc. The merchants who a short time ago, agreed
to help to starve the miners into
submission, will now have .to take
their medicine. Unless circumstances
change and tbe contract system is
withdrawn by the mine owners,
Rossland will be on the bum inside of
one year. And more than one life
will be lost through the employment
of green bands. Tbe pity is that the
government has no power to step in
and, like Oom Paul did in Africa with
the Englishman, say: "Now here
gentlemen if you don't run these
mines, we'll do it for you. You can
no longer keep the government out of
revenue which it is entitled to." This
course may seem ridiculous but it Is
no more so than the action of the
mine owners at Rossland demands.
Mr. Taylor Will Assuredly Stand By The
District's    Interests   Under   Any
Regime.���We Can Trust Hhn.
"The Topic extends hearty con
gratulations to Tom Taylor on the
event of his receiving the unanimous
nomination of the Liberal-Conservative convention at Revelstoke on Sat'
urday last, and although it may not
always be able to see eye to eye with
him on political questions it still has
unbounded confidence in the honesty
of his purpose and should he be tbe
next representative for the Revelstoke
riding It feels sure he will do all in his
power to merit the confidence reposed
in him by the majority."
[The Eagle will go further and say
that it believes that Mr. Taylor would
have the backbone and courage of his
convictions and sacrifice his party Inclinations at any stage of the game, if
need be, to stand by the best interests
of tbe riding. As a local man, closely
in touch and sympathy with the miners
and prospectors and for that matter all
classes of manual laborers, an ex-employee of the C. P. R. and as a man from
among us, in whom implicit confidence
is placed by all who know him, without ever a hint as to his honesty and
manly dealings, it behooves us as a
people in this riding to stand by him
to a man.]���Ed.
A boy of 15 years walked from (in
Pennsylvania) Pittsburg to Mahoning
town looking for a job. On reaching
the latter place hunger drove him to
seek food, and while in a private
garden be saw Constable Baird coming. The poor boy started to run.
"Stop," shouted the constable, and
then fired. When the dead boy was
picked up, bis mouth was found to be
filled with raw potato.
The Eagle Is informed on good
authority that H. A. Brown of Revelstoke, will be a Liberal candidate in
this riding in the coming election.
One by ono the Liberals who at first
objected to Hon. Joseph Martin's
leadership of that party, are now
falling into line.
The following Is tbe platform adopted by the Conservative convention held
in New Westminster during the provincial exhibition :
1. To revise the voters' lists.
2. To actively aid In the costruotlon
of trails throughout the undeveloped
portions of the province, and the building of provincial trunk roads of public
3. To provide for the official Inspection of elevator's and hoisting gear,
4. To improve the administration of
justice and seoure the speedy disposition of legal disputes.
5. To provide an effective system
for the settlement of disputes between
capital and labor.
i. To adoptrthe principle of government ownership of railways In so far as
the circumstance of the province will
admit, and the adoption of the principle that no bonus should ibe granted
to any railway company which does
not give the government of the province
the control of fates over lines bonused
together with tbe option of purchase.
7. To assume control and administration of the fisheries within the
boundaries of the province.
8. To actively assist by state aid In
tbe development of the agricultural
resources of the' province.
9. To make the London agency of
British Columbia effective In proclaiming the natural wealth of the province
and as a place for profitable Investment
of capital.
10. In the Idterest of labor tbe Liberal-Conservative party sympathises
with and endorses the principal of an
eight-hour law.
11. To provide an improved system
of education.
12. To recognize and reform the
system of provincial aid to medical
men and hospitals in outlying parts of
the province.
13. To actively support the advancement of the mining interests of British
14. To aid in the immigration of
female domestic servants.
" My advice to you as a young man
is to keep out of and away from tbe
Conservative party. It is corrupt to
the core," said a fatherly old gentleman to tbe Eagle man the other day.
Get in with tbe Liberals; they are
as pure as the driven snow." Not an
your washday, our elderly friend. Tbe
EAGLE oares naught for either of them,
But any man, faction or party which
will belp to bring about collective
ownership of public utilities, among
other good modes ;of government, will
have our warm and utmost support.
The whole people's treasury should
be receiving the profits now going into the hands of a -few, who crush our
very existence in piling up their useless millions. And our present-day
churches are no better than the present-
day social system.
John Houston, mayor of Nelson, will
undoubtedly be the next represents-
at Viotorla, in the Interests of the
whole people, for the Nelson riding.
Later on, if he continues his present
advooacyof collective ownership, be
will be sent to Ottawa to serve tbe
best Interests of his country.
If Eugene V. Debs lives he will be
president of the United States within
ten years.
A. Allan of Calgary, who has retired
from active mercantile business in
that city, where he made a good deal
of money in the last twelve years, has
been in the district for a few days
past, making his headquarters at
Ferguson. Mr. Allan is heavily
interested in the Great Western
Mines Co., Limited, who own and
are operating on a large scale, the
banner mine of the eamp, the Nettie
L. He Is also a shareholder In the
Double Eagle Mining Co., Limited,
who intend commencing extensive
development work on the Maybe,
adjoining the Nettie L,, this spring,
ann also purpose erecting their head
office in Ferguson as soon as lumber is
available. Mr. Allan returns to
Calgary to-morrow, well satisfied with
his investments in this camp.
A Mr, Moyer, a smelter man from
Philadelphia was In town Saturday.
He intends to remain in the district
for a few weeks to size up the situation here, with a view to putting in a
smelter on any scale which the supply
of ore will demand. He is very
favorably expressed with the prospects,
and has sent for other members of his
syndicate to come In and locate a site
with him. The Ferguson townsite
company will make him concessions
which will in all probability mean Its
establishment here this summer.
Here are some orders recently
received by a druggist in this city:
"This child Is my little girl. I send
you Ave cents to buy two sitless powders for a groan up adult - who Is
'Dear dochter, pies gif bearer five
sense worse of Auntie Toxyn for to
gargle baby's throat aud obleage."
"You will pleas give the lettle bol
five cents worth of epeeae for to throw
up in a five months' old babe. N. B.���
The babe has got a sore stummlck."
"I have a cute pain in my child's diagram. Please give my son something
to release it."
"My little babey has eat up its
father's paris plastber. Send an
antedote quick as possible by the
enclosed girl."
'I haf a hot time in my insides and
wieh 1 wood like it to be extinguished.
What Is good for to extinguish it.
The enclosed money is for the price of
tbe extinguisher.   Hurry pleas.���Ex.
We advocate:
1. The adoption of a policy directed
towards ultimateownershipof railways
by the government.
2. That public lands bo reserved
for actual settlement, and that such
legislation be enacted as will prevent
the holding of large tracts by speculators and company promoters.
3. That when a grant of land is
made In aid of railways and other public undertakings, the government
retain an equivilent interest in such
undertakings, by way of control of
freight rates, or otherwise.
4. That the status of existing grants
of land be thoroughly Investigated,
with a view to compelling the opening
up of the same to settlement, where the
conditions upon which such grants
have been made have not been compiled with.
5. That the system of transfer and
registration of land be simplified and
made less expensive, while securing
absolute validity of title.
1. A fair readjustment af the present representation on the basis of
population, always allowing to sparsely
populated districts a proportionately
larger representation than to populous
districts and cities.
2. The abolition of the $200 deposit
required from candidates.
- 1.   The repeal of the mortgage tax.
2. The repeal of miners' licenses
for the working for wages in mines.
3. That coal mines be placed on the
same footing as other mines, with
respect to taxation.
1. The disposal of timber limits by
open competition, and in such quantities only as will meet the requirements
of the trade.
2. The enactment of an accurate
system of forestry, for the purpose of
conserving and reproducing our forests.
1. The discouragement, by all constitutional methods, of tbe immigration
and employment of Oriental laborers,
and the amendment, in accordance
therewith, of the Coal .Mines Regulation Act.
1. The abolition of the present corrupt 'practice of administering the
public road money In the interest of
government supporters.
1. The honest management of provincial assets in the Interest of the
2. The taking of active measures
forthe systematic exploration of the
province, and the adoption of a vigorous policy of constructing, trails, roads
and bridges, and the encouragement of
other public works im sjuch a manner
as will assist in the-speedy development of the resources of the whole
This platform was adopted by the
provincial Liberals in '97. Bon. Joseph
Martin's platform embodies all this
and more.
The Surprise Group.
D. Morgan, who is interested in the
Surprise group, on Surprise creek,
some seven miles from Ferguson up
the north fork, went to Revelstoke
last week to make a trip with A. W.
Macintosh up to the Big Bend. When
he secures a "stake" he intends
coming back and doing some work on
this property. The group consists of
three claims, the Surprise, Welsh and
Adellna. Mr. Morgan says there are
three leads running through these
claims, the centre one carrying 14 feet
of ledge matter, with a paystreak of
from ,1 to 13 inches, giving good galena
values, assays of 1100 to tbe ton
having been received. One advantage
tbe owners certainly have is the
presence of plenty of timber, and water
power till further orders. The owners
intend to continue sinking on the lead,
they now being down 14 feet. Greater
depth is proving the ore to bo - increasing In value and becoming better
defined. A small test shipment is to
be made this .summer. The owners of
the Surprise, group, like all others
interested up this way, would like to
see the Ferguson wagon road extended
to Circle City this summer.
A Scramble for Office on the Part of
Politicians anil Hiin<|crs-on.
J. C. Kirkpatrick went up to the
Idle Hour on Monday afternoon to
work with W. H. Howard who has
been staying by It all winter.
���Ferguson offers special advantages
and good reasons for the early establishment of reduction works, concentrators, smelters and manufactories of
almost any nature It is centrally
located, good sites and there is unlimited water power.
Uv the Electors of British Columbia,
And n Progressive Movement With
This End in View Will Sweep, the
Province, if United Action is. Taken.
Tho EAGLE, in the intorcst of tho
district in which it is published, is in
duty bound to support and work for
any party which advances ihe most
and best progressive ideas of legislation In thoir platform. In fact every
faction nov.- before British Columbia
elector* ha��� a "progressive" platform;
but the trouble is to determine which
is the most apt to live up to- and carry
out to the letter, their program! when
they do gain the -reins of government.
So far as the province generally goes,
the Eagle will wait and hear all tho
pros and cons, then choose.
The candidate, Thos. Taylor, which
a largo and thoroughly representative
convention, consisting of Liberal, Conservative, Cotton and independent
delegates from every quarter of the
riding, havo chosen is indeed thoroughly progressive in his ideas, he
being in favor of and will work for an
eight-hour day of labor for all classes
of manual labor. He is also in favor
of government ownership of public
utilities, and the keeping of tho pooplos'
heritage for the whole people. So the
Eagle is justified in advocating his
election. He is running on tho Liberal-Conservative ticket, but we know
our man���and he will he elected.
Speaking of a resolution recently
passed by the Liberal-Conservatives ut
Kovelstoke, G. E. Grogau, a well posted newspaper man, who also holds progressive ideas if ho hod leave to ox-
press them, says:
"This resolution points out that a
similar crisis exists now in this
province as had to be faced at the
original formation of the Liberal-
Conservative party in Canada! That
it was formed out of the most patriotic,
far-seeing and intelligent elements of
all the then existing shades of political
thought in the Dominion with the
purpose of supplying the country with
a government which would be able to
work on broad and vigorous lines for
tbe welfare of tbe whole community.
That the idea gathered round the
banner of Liberal Conservatism
the very best men Ih the country and
proved so successful in its' results that
to it to-day' we owe the fact ttmt
Confederation was rendered ljossible
and that Canada, instead of being a
vague name for a string of scattered
and mutually antagonistic provinces
and crown colonies, is to-day in reality
a nation, strong and united and with a
very real and independent influence in
the wider affairs of tho Empire.
To-day in British Columbia on a
smaller stage, the business of government is confronted with a like crisis.
Sectionalism is rampart, tho government of the province is boing administered without the slightest regard to
the wishes of tho people, and the
administration of our affairs seems to
be at the mercy of the first political
adventurer sufficiently impudent and
tricky enough to grasp it. It seems to
bo obvious that the remedy for this
condition of affairs must be a radical
one. It is inconceivable that it can be
really mended by placing again in
power the very men, who havo beon
directly responsible for allowing our
affairs to slide into the present chaos.
What we want is a clean sweep,
now blood, broader ideas, fresh
influences. This can only be gained
by such a fusion as was made at the
time of the original formation of tbo
Liberal-Conservative party In tho
Dominion, and tne opportunity for
such a fusion is offered by the stand
taken by the Liberal-Conservative*
party in the provinco to-day.
Now if this fusion really does take
place, and the combination sticks to
their loader's -platform, stand out for
a fair redistribution measure, definitely pledge themselves to u standard
eight-hour day for all classes of manual
labor, both in and. .out of tho government service, Bet a (rood example by
paying the highest standard wage on
public works; not be dictated to by
men the stamp of J. Itoderiek Robertson, then they will simply sweep
tho provinco. Otherwise there will
be a split. On the other hand if Joe
Martin can whip all tbe straight Liberals into lino, which would be a guarantee of stable radical legislation, then
a close contest may be expected. The
electors of British Columbia are ready
and anxiously waiting for a solid progressive business government, and the
party or faction which can give thorn
the best evidence that they will bring
it about, will be elected,
This riding should be happy. We
have our man, we know where lie is at,
and we can trust him to serve tho best
interests of the district, under aiy
regime. All that remains to do, so
far as this part of the province Is concerned, Is to pile up .Thos. Taylor's
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WEDNESDAY,     MARCH 28, 11)00,
Leaning to listen low at the core of the
world's heart beating,
The great, dumb heart ol the world
with its inarticulate cry,
"God! God I God!"
Through the silence vainly repeating,
To shiver bank from  the lark from u
blank, unanswering sky.
Every throb a prayer for help, but never
a word or a token
That One has leaned from his heaven
and listened across his bars.
"God! God! Ood!"
And the infinite silence unbroken!
^The woe of the world's heart beatfl up
tlie path of tlie trembling stars.
Age after age tlie same, to the luminous
heavens o'er reaching,
Ever  that   woeful    prayer   for   help
Through the silence hurled,
Voiceless,  tilling  all   Bpace  with   its
changeless mute beseeching,
"God! God! God!"
What help for the heart of the world?
���Beatrice St. George.
with it the bristle that traverses it and
which does not seem to inconvenience
it very much.
Su wo seo that tho fable of the hydra
of Leruo is. considerably surpassed by
the reality. __
lie wants a "falseset''of teeth for il
"mouth of the tunnel,"aud a girl of experience to pain! and powdoi' the "face
of the drift."
lie wants a four-in-lmml tie forthe,
"collar of the shaft," and a boot for the
"foot of tho incline.''
lie needs a jockey who can ride a
"porphyry hovso"and use, the "spur o
i I am sure these rules are correct, for
! 1 learned them when a colt from my
master, and surelv he knows what is
I light, And does nol man do as he would
i be done by?
I,* More Dreadful Than tit*
��� There was once, says mythology, a
hydra which inhabited tlie marsh or
Lerne, in Greece, and spread terror in
all the country around. Tins frightful
creature had seven heads, and if some
adventurer tried, with praiseworthy intention, to cut off one, it immediately
grew again
Now, there actually exist animals
which, considering their small size, are
more dreadful than the hydra of the
It is a simple suck of some few millimeters in length, called the fresh water
hydra. Around the orifice of the sack
���an orifice which i* the mouth of the
animal���are found disposed long arms
or tentacles, armed with poisonous
The hydra, very greedy and always
in quest or prey, ceaselessly agitates its
long arms in tho water, and if one of
them encounters any animalculae it
twines itself around the poor victim,
pierces it with its darts,paralyzes it,and
so carries it to the mouth of the hydra,
which swallows and digests it.
There is nothing very extraordinary
in all that, but here is where the fantastic begins. Cut off one of tho arms of
the hydra and at the end of twenty minutes the arm will have grown out again;
split the animal lengthwise, in such a
way as to separate it in two halves, and
each part folds back on itself, welds its
two edges together and you have two
hydras as a result instead of one.
Instead of splitting tbe animal lengthwise, cut it across in such a way as to
have at the top a depth of sack without
tentacles, at the bottom a kind of ring
or tube provided with arms, but open
at both ends; you will see the upper
half provide itself very rapidly with
arms, and the lower part, which has
tentacles, close itself at the top in such
a.way that each half of tin; original hydra will become a complete and perfect
Cut the hydra in as many pieces as
you may, and each piece, will become a
perfect hydra, which soon begins to
search for food without having the air
of troubling about the. operation which
gave It birth. One can do better yet
One can, if it is done carefully, turn the,
hydra inside out,as one turns the finger
of a glove, so that the stomach of the
animal becomes its skin and Its skin becomes its stomach, in the. lirst moments
the hydra seems to experience certain1
inconveniences���it does not seem to be
sure of itself.   Frankly, after such an
experience it would be strange if it did.
But at last, at the end of a few hours, it
appears to take its lot philosophically,
and takes fooil and digests it with its
former skin, which become* its new
This is still nol all. It is said that
wolves will not eat each other. That is
a saying evidently false as concerns the,
wolves, hut rigorously true as regards
the hydras. One may take, advantage
of the gluttony of the animal to make it
swallow one of its kind, but it will not
delay iu finding out the trick played
upon it, and it Immediately casts up its
comrade, thus showing a singular example of fraternity. Hut where tho devotion of the hydra becomes abnegation
is when one prevents the, swallowed
hydra from escaping hy piercing both
of them with a bristle. Then the, exterior hydra extends itself in length,while
and use the
the  ledge"  on   a  "bucking   donkey''
(pump) and "drive a crosscut.''
His wants an "expert" burglar to "tap
the ledge," a detective to "follow the
vein" and a watchman to guard the
"silver plate."
lie wants a hat that will lit a "head
of water," and a man who can wear the
"cap of a tunnel set."
lie wants a soldier who has been
"drilled" to handle "gun" and to "shoot"
and work a "battery"; also a painter
who can distinguish a "color."-
lie wants a "square set" of men to
work lor him, some feed for his "liir-
affo," a bird for the "cage," a hunter to
hunt the,"gopher"anda"grizzley,"and
a sprinter to "run a drift" against
lie wants a tidy man who will put an
"apron" on and "clean up" tiie mill,
sweep up the ���'dust" and wash "dirt."
He also would like to have the government furnish him with "stamps"
free, of charge,
He wants the "roof of the drift" shin
gled with twenty dollar gold pieces.
And when lie "dies" he wants to go
to the "upper level" anil play ou a silver "horn" and have his "slapjacks''
baked in a "gold pan "���Frisco He-
(tne ol the most wonderful producing
mines of the world is the United Verde
copper mine at Jerome,Arizona, owned
by W. A. Clark, the Montana millionaire.
From the United Verde copper mine,
with its income of $U,oiX),tHK> a year,
Senator Clark derives $80,000 a day,
wich is $1,20U an hour, or 820 a minute,
says the Phoenix Republican If the
expectations of Mr. Clark in regard to
the output of the United Verde art;
realized-nii(i,0oo,0()i) pounds of copper
a year���bis income from this source
alone, will be Sl7,'JHo,00U a year, or SJii,-
000 a day. At this rate Mr. Clark's
Coppermine is worth 8580.tKX),iiou. There
have been other mines which have produced enormously for a short time, but
they have soon become exhausted.
The Verde mine, however, is the, wonder of the age, and miners who have
had access in any way to the ore body
do not pretend to predict what the future, may show. If it lasts two years at
the present rate of production, Mr.
("lark has yet *52o,OUO,0tX) to draw upon
in annual installments If the mine
should last fifty years, his heirs will
find a hack account, unequaled by any
in the world.
Pound h Great Vein of Mien.
Dr, VV.E. Nichols.of Huntingdon,Ind.,
is back from British Columbia, where,
at the head waters of the Peace Hi ver, he
discovered a great vein of mica. Dr.
Nichols, in 1897, penetrated 1700 miles
into an unexplored country. He cured
the Indians with liiB medicines,and they
In gratitude told him of gold deposits.
He made his way across mountains, and
on the slope of one ran across this great
vein of mica. The next year he went in
again with a partner, C. W, Norris, of
Chicago, and staked off claims. He and
Norris have brought with them five tons
of mica, valued at over $200,000. They
claim l hey can produce cubes of mica
four feet square. Heretofore the largest
sheets have, been measured in inches.
The doctor will claim the prize of i;'_'5,000
offered hy the British government for a
piece of mica four feet square. He says
his sheets can be used as glass in locomotives and battleships. The vibrations of
the gun firing always shatters glass, and
the navies of the world will want his
mica sheets.���Mining World.
Boiled the ft 11) Ie.
Some years ago a thrifty old cottntier
named Bethui Rummy attended service
every Sunday morning at the little
church of St. Klzevir, distant some two
miles from her cottage on a hillside in
Derbyshire. As regular in her provision
for temporal wants as she was in attendance to spiritual necessities, her custom
was to place a piece of bacon in a pot,
near the fire, to he ready cooked against
her return. Then, with a big prayer
book, wiapped in a snowy handkorchief,
Uetliia trudged off to St. Klzevir's. One
Sunday, however, she came flustered
and late to her usual place just in front
of the reading desk, and, to her vicar's
astonishment, remarked,as she unfolded
the snowy handkerchief, "Lauk a da'.Hy
me! if I haven't biled the Word of God,
and brought the bacon to church."
No young man lias ever looked Into a
girl's laughing eyes but what believed
in wireless telegraphy.
I When a nun drops from sheer exhaustion or illness, promptly seize an
; endboard or a cart stake aud pound
: him ou the head or the ribs, il this won't
; recuperate him, kick him violently.
'Phis treatment will restore him if per-
I sistcntly administered.
If a man finds a load too heavy for his
strength, knock him down and hammer him thoroughly with a club. This
will increase his power and he will
make no more fuss. Rut do not ou any
account decrease his load. That would
look too much like common sense or
humanity, and he will he likely to balk
again when overloaded.
Ply the whip frequently ou a man
who is at work. No matter if he is doing his best hit him often, lest he take
some comfort, If his load is light,oblige
him to go faster to make up for it.
Work, starve and abuse him enough to
reduce man's average life one-half, as
is done with horses.
Put tight shoes ou your man and
keep them there until he is lame. This
will make him thoroughly miserable,as
it does horses,
Fasten your man's head in a strained
position, with his eyes up in the sun.
This will yive him a line appearance
and prevent stumbling. Of course, he
will not he able to do as much work in
this lix, hut it makes him wretched and
it is also stylish.
There is one direction in which Canada has advanced farther than any
other country in the world. We cau
lick all creation iu party politics. Here,
in Ontario, political partisanship has
reached its highest elevation, Gritism
and Toryism is tlie predominant element in every county, city, township
and school section. Gritism or Toryism
ride the roost. It has reached such a
point of insanity that it is seriously affecting the temporal interests of the
people and the prosperity of the country. Great Britain looks upon Canada
as so decidedly off its head that British
emigrants will not come here. From
statistics just compiled by the British
board of trade we learn that the. English, Scotch, and Irish emigrants going
to British North America in 18H8 numbered 17,040 and during 1��'I0 16,451-.
Those of the same class going to the
United States in 1808 were 70,401, in
1800 they were 62,580. In 1808 Australia received 10,698 and 11,178 in 1809.
Only 16,451 British emigrants came to
Canada in 1800, aud these were scattered over the enormous region lying between the Atlantic and t'acilic. If tho
people of Ontario would give as much
attention to improving their own position as they do to improving the position of the political parties, they would
be very much richer; if they joined together to oppose political roguery as
earnestly as they do to oppose for political purposes the scarlet woman of
Koine they would he much wiser. Gritism and Toryism in Canada is a species
of national dennntia. Anyway, it is
tlie principal factor in keeping immigrants from coming here, for, a> wo see,
only 10,151 Britishers came here in
1800. Oh, Great Scott, how sick this
journal is of Gritism and Toryism.���
Bobcaygeon Independent.
In the Hunk of KURliim!.,
A liltle over��11,1)00,000 Bterlinfc,whloh
included the final instalment of the Chinese war indemnity, was paid into tlie
Bank of England to the credit of the
Japanese government on the 8th of May,
1808. Previous payments on account of
the indemnity had been made to the
hank.in 1805 and 1800 of ��4,000,000 and
��5,000,000. On a rough average 45,000
sovereigns pass over the Bank of England's counters every day. Tho stock of
gold and bullion held by the Bank of
England is very nearly double what it
was iu 1850. In September of that year
it was a little over seventeen millions,
while in 1800 it was nearly thirty-two
millions. The private deposits in the
Bank of England, which in July, 1887,
were about twenty-seven and a quartet
millions, were last year nearly thirty-
seven millions.
The people of Canada should own
and operate all the railroads, express,
telephone and telegraph lines, banks,
insurance, loan and liquor businesses
within its borders. Reformers who
can bring about this state of affairs
will deserve the gratitude of the
She (in anger)���Leave my presence.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ He (calmly)���All right. Aud you be
the interior hydra gets off, carrying I sure and leave mine.
To W.irk on Colli incl.
The Le Koi, War Kttgle and Centre
Star mines, at Hossland, which for a
time hove been completely shut down for
machinery repairs and construction, are
now ready to resume operations. They
have decided to use the contract system
in future, paying by the quantity of work
done iiiBtead of hy the day. Tbe men
were informed Monday of the new arrangement. Contracts will he lot from
day to day until the mines are in full
Better make of every sorrow a stepping stone to higher, nobler thought and
deed, than lo hang it agaioBt your heart
to weigh you down in the Slough of Despond.
A lover doesn't get hall so scared
that a girl won't marry him as that the
will marry somebody else.
It seems to be a natural law that
one thing should live upon another.
The larger fish swallow the smaller,
and the game runs back to such a
line point that we often wonder where
the smallest thing in creation gets its
rations. Probably it feeds upon the
souls of delinquent subscribers.
A Arm ot Winnipeg saddlers who
could not fill an order for military
saddles, complained to the Government because the order was filled in
the States. Dr .Borden gave the firm
a roast because they had locked out
their workmen for belonging to a
Union. A firm ot this stripe does not
deserve business from any source, let
alone the government.
Some parsons are fond ol stating
that God is all powerful and can do
anything. A skyologist ol this kind
happened to make this remark at a
prayer meeting in Montana. A boy
in the audience doubted the state
ment, and asked the parson "It God
could make a yearling calf in a minute." The par on could not reply,
and evidently thought that cow
eamp youths want to know too much.
There are over 000 petroleum corporations in California. One company has
produced since 1875122,000,000 worth of
oil. San Francisco uses 100,000 barrels
of petroleum a month.
The Coming Nation
In o 88-columti weekly family newspaper, con*
roinlug the following detrimental Weekly News
KfK'onl.Krtiinriiil.VVoiiiiin's Department [by tho
Women of Kuskln), Industrial Brotherhood,
i lUlldrou's Dei.art ment, Coiitrllmtcd Article" liy
the brightest reformers In tbe U.S., am' Inst- imt
not least���Tile Colony Notes. Tins paper Is
printed by ihe peoble who own It���the famous
IJuskhi Colour, of Ruskin, WanvCt>.,On. The
town of Buskin, its factories, immense printing
office, store, school, library, dwellings, hotel,
farnif garden, steam laundry, etc., Are all owned
collectively by the people who built, operate
eleiiraUnnd occupy tliem. Usually laboring men
produce theSO things and  the other fellow owns
i hem. Do you wunt to read the paper they have
Itoon printing for the last six years? If so,hcro'8
ynur chance.   We will send
The Coming Nation one year, price      , 50
The Kaiili;, one year, price...-.-        :'.00
Total       8B.61
BOTH   FOR   $2 25.
Cash in advance  Address, Eaui.k, Ferguson,
The Pioneer
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Thomsons Landing,
Trout Lake City,
Ferguson,    '
Ten Mile.
to all points in the
District. Light
rigs for quick trips
provided. Saddle
horses at all stables.
The traveling public accommodated at
any time of the day
or night. For any
further particulars,
freighting rateB, etc.
Craig & Hillman,
The only direct route from
Kootenay Conntry
to all points Bast & West
First-class Sleepers on all trains irom
Kevelstoke and Kootenay Landing.
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke Daily
lor St. Paul; Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto; Thursdays for
Montreal and Boston. Same cars
pass Medicine Hat one day later.
Daily train to Arrowhead from Kevelstoke on main line. Dally steamer connecting for all Kootonay
points and Crows Nast branch.
For Boundary country via Robson,
leave Arrowhead daily except
For rates and full information address nearest local agent or���
A <<t Arrowhead.
W. F. Anderson,
T. P. A., Nelson.
Atft Revelstoke.
A.O.P.Alt, VllCSMTer
By The
Cigar Flig Co.
Nelson, B. C.
See that the   Blue Label
is on each box,
If you desire
any Information
Concerning this district
drop me a line and I
will cheerfully give
you any particulars I
Town Lots or
Mining Properties
Handled on commie
sion. If you have
either, to sell or wish to
invest, write me.
There are
some splendid
here for various businesses. Write for
Ferguson, B. C.
Operating Kaslo &'Slocau Railway,
Iiitcrimtloiiiil Navigation & Trading
Behfldule of Time��� Pacific Standard Time
[Cffectivo Feb. lot, 10OO,
KimIo & Slocan Railway
Passenger train for Sandon and Way stations
loaves Kaslo at s a.m. dally; returning, leaven
Haudon at MS p.m.. arriving at Kaslo at S.M p.m
International Navigation & Trading Oo
Uperatlng on Kootenay Lake and River.
ss. International' leaves Kaslo for Nolson
at il a.m dally, except Sunday; raturuiiig, leaves
Nelson at 4.80 p.m., calling at Balfour, Pilot May
Alnsworth and all way points; connects with 8.
F.k N. train to and from Spokane at Five Mile
Lardo-Dunean Division.
Stkameh Alberta.
Steamer Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardoand
Argenta at 8.80 p.m. Wednesdays.
Steamers call at principal landings In bothdi-
reotlons, and at other points when signalled.
Tickets sold ro all points in Canada and the
United States.
To ascertain rates mid full information, nit
Manager, Kaslo, fi.C
And at all times insist on'the
box bearing the blue label
It  helps manufacturer.-, to see the
force of paying fair and honest wages
Nelson Tiqab Makers' Union,
Reasons why
The Eagle is in
the District
Ferguson (its nest) is
nut a "boom'' town, or
boomerang; but a steady
mowing mining camp
since tne season of '97.
I ts unique geographical
position is by sheer force
making it the commercial and social centre of
Golden Lardeau.
It is situated nt the
point where tho waters
of the north and south
forkn of tho Upper Lardoau Rivor meet, is
beautifully located on a
spacious flat on the side
or a mountain, which
affords tho only possible
location for a town site
for many miles in any
direction. Planted as ft
is at the forks of the
river, it commands the
traffic of the mining
camps on both the north
and south branches of
the river.
At least 20 mines are
ready to ship ore as soon
as the railway furnishes
transportation in the
vicinity. The railway
experts have been quick
to perceive the natural
advantages which its
geographical position
haseonferrel upon Ferguson.
Both the C. P. R.
and Kaslo, Lardeau
& Duncan Ry have
roads surveyed into
' Thus making, the place
a: competing point and
insuring its future as an
important railway and
distributing centre.
Taking this fact into
consideration and remembering that as soon
as ever the cars rea*c!
Ferguson there will be,
on a conservative esti-
, mate,  2S or  HO mines
commencing to ship ore
of a grade which is a
marvel in Kootenay, the
, land of high-grade silver
ore. there is no reason
for doubt as to Ferguson's future  prospects.
The pay-roll ot the
mines tributary to Ferguson will.withinavery
short while of tho advent
nf the iron horse, begin
to run awa y up into the
At present the following concerns are doing
business in Forguson:
A saw-mill, three gen-
oral stores, (which supply even th. mining
companies operating In
the district, which speaks
volumes for their just
prices), four first-class
hotels, (and two more to
follow), two livery, feed
and sale stables (good
outfits for all purposes),
an assay office, a blacksmith shop, a newspaper,
a private school, (a public school to be established at once), a money
order oflice, ore and supply houses.
All three store Arms
purpose enlarging their
space and stock in the
A town hall, Are hall
and several residences
are to be erected as soon
as lumber is available.
Several owners of partially developed properties adjacent to thp
town intend moving
their families to Ferguson in the spring, and
will then devote their
whole time to opening
up their properties.
Three mining companies, now working full
forces on high-grade
propositions, which are
shipping ore right along,
will make their head-
fuarters and offices at
'ergusnn at once.
Ferguson will   be a
smelting   and  railway
How to reach
this promising camp.
Ferguson lies about 54 miles southeast of Revelstoke and the main
line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is approached at present
by taking the Arrowhead branch
at Revelstoke to Arrowhead, 28
miles, thence by steamboat up the
northeast arm of Arrow Lake to
Thomson's Landing, 10 miles, and
from the Landing to Ferguson, a
distance of 16 miles, over tho government wagon road by stage,
toam or horseback.
Soon, however, these conditions
of travel will be changed very much
for the bettor.
Railroad surveys hold out a promise of boing able to teach Ferguson
either from the south or north com-
fortablv in Pullman cars.
The districv Is well worth seeing
and will stand investigation, m THE FERGUSON EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, MARCH 28, 1900.
THK   WOMAN    OF    IT.
How could I know that his golden he.ul,
Where the hidden sunbeams lay
Had taken its light from the fires of Hell,
That he'd wreck my life some day?
How could  I know that his wondrous
��� eyes,
That I thought were Heaven's blue,
Had caught their light from the brimstone lakes,
As his blackened soul passed through?
When he looked in my heart with his
tender eyes,
And took my willing hand,
1 walked with him the pathB of sin
As one walks enchanted land.
1 leaned on my elbow and watched him
With his head on my arm at rest,
Then 1 drove my dagger lip to the gold
Of its hilt iu his quiet breast.
It made me sad that  Hie blood should
And crimson his robe so whit*,
So 1 took the roses and laid them there,
The roses he brought tonight.
It pains me to think he must be alone,
So I come to the river again,
Here where I met him and loved him
As noblest of all God's men.
So I join him here in another world,
For never apart can we dwell,
Our souls together will happy be,
Though we walk the streets of Hell.
���Mrs. C. H. Cooley.
SulentMo Explanation If IU Origin mid
Nugget Formation.
The two geologists, Schrader and
Brooks, who were sent from Washington to the Cape Nome gold holds last
October, have prepared a preliminary
The gold from that region thus far
has all been obtained from placer deposits which can be conveniently grouped, the investigators report, as gulch
placers, bar placers, beach placers,
tundra placers and bench placers. During the past season only those of Ihe
gulch and beach have been important
gold producers. No facilities were
available for exploiting the tundra deposits, and the benches have not us yet,
been investigated. The coarse gold, us
fares present developments show, is
largely confined to creek and gulch �����.���.���, ���v ,>��������.��, mcoivcu mu
diggings, ranging from the size of a I attention from the prospectors,   .-mine
pinhead to nuggets weighing several of the benches, near the creeks have
ounces. Two have been found on Anvil creek, weighing from twenty to
twenty-five ounces, and worth from
S!0o to S400. Much of this gulch gold is
about the size of No. 8, while nuggets
from a half-ounce to an ounce are not
uncommon; Much of the fine gold is
lost through the primitive way of extraction now in use. The gold is usually rounded and smoothly polished. In
color it is rather dull and somewhat resembles tarnished brass. The nuggets
are round and subangular, but seldom
flat. Small vitreous quartz masses arc
not unfrequently found attached to
The creek gold usually appears on or
vory near bedrock under a thickness of
from five to eight feet of gravel, In
the diggings the pay streak is of varying
thickness, but the gravel usually car-
rios some gold from the surface down.
A cross section of the gravel at any
given depth would show tho gold not
evenly distributed, but more or less
gathered into zones. This paystreak
usually trends parallel with the creek
valley, and simply marks an earlier
channel of the creek when the gold was
laid down in its bed. It is not necessarily continuous, but often occurs in detached pockets, which aro sometimes
very rich. In the lower roaches of the
Snake river and of other large streams
gold is reported to occur on the bars
also in workable quantities. .It is hero
much liner than 111 the creeks and gulches, but not as reduced as that in the
beach. It is variously mingled with
the gravels and sands constituting the
bars and, like them, was deposited by
the rivers and streams which brought
the material down from the creeks and
gulches ^^^^^^^^
Normally, in the boach deposits thero
arc Hue gold, gold sand and some Hake
gold. The particles range in size from
that of a small pinhead to dust, or flour
gold; Willi only the crude appliances
for separation at hand during the last
season, little of the'llour gold has as yet
been sural. Small nuggets, amounting
to about 1150 in value, havo been discovered, but are relatively rare. Beach
deposits are also roported from other
localities along the southern margin of
tbe Seward peninsula.
The bom i placers of the region have,
as far as we know, received little or no
been shown to yield gold, but the higher benches and terraces have been disregarded, chiefly, it seems, from the
difficulty ot obtaining water. Whethor
this gold is sufficiently concentrated to
prove of commercial value Is a question
for prospectors to settle.
As far as it goes, tlie evidence points
to a derivation of the gold from the
mineralized veins and country rocks
We wish to emphasize tills bocause of
the prevalent idea that the placer gold
has been brought from great distances
by the action of ice or through some
convulsion of nature This is a complete misconception, because there is
no evidence whatever of glacial action,
and all the facts point to a local source
of the gold. As placer gold can move
only down hill from its source in tlie
parent rock,it is evident that the course
of tlie gold in the creeks ami gulches
must be sought in their various drain-
ige basins.
The life history of a gold nugget in
this region is something as follows:
When it is freed from the parent rock
by the disintegrating agencies, it has
an angular form. It is washed down
into tlio gulches and gradually becomes
suhrounded. By someaction of erosion
the gulch placers may be disturbed,and
the nugget, again moved and still further reduced in size, finds its way to
the tundra deposits. By shifting of the
shore line it may subsequently bo exposed to wave action, ground yet still
smaller, and eventually be borne to set
as flake or flour gold. We expand this
elementary idea as to tho origin of tlie
gold deposits because ot the misconception among some of the miners in the
Nome region that the sea has washed
up tlie gold and deposited it upon the
beach. It is oven asserted by some that
the waves are constantly adding'gold to
these placers by bringing it from the
depths of the ocean.
The principal and almost universal
vegetation in the Nome region is tho
moss. It covers with a dense growth
the entire Nome tundra, and in many
localities extends well up into the
mountains. In the Nome region and
on most of the Seward peninsula game
of almost every kind is scarce. Tho
principal indigenous land quadruped is
probably the Arctic hare or white fox.
Some lynx are also found, and occasionally a cariboo or bear may be encountered.
The hare seal is common along tho
coast, and is a very important animal
to the native in its supply of meat, oil
and especially the skin foi
wear anil sundry uses. '
taken In both winter and summer. In
winter the natives go out on the sea ice
six or eight miles from shore, where a
few seals are procured at the edge of
the opeq sea. The natives are also reported to take a whale or two along the
coast almost every year. They sell the
bones, while the flesh is appropriated
for food.
A Score Analysed.
A Now York paper, which makes a
specialty of discovering terrible things,
forecasts the awful results that will follow when the trusts agree to pay high
wages to the labor unions and unite
with them. Suppose, says this paper,
that the railways amalgamate into one
colossal trust and announce to their
men: "We will make the lowest pay of
men who stand by us 15 a day." By
this means the million railroad men
will he turned into a vast mercenary
army to vote or fight for its employers,
anil tho public will have to foot the hill.
The railways and allied ti lists, using
the same method, will thus absolutely
rule the land and do what they please,
dictating legislation, resisting the laws
and, if necessary, taking possession of
the government. However plausible
this possibility may seem, it possesses
all of the essential elements of a comic
opera, of which the mere suggestion
that capital would voluntarily change
its policy of grinding down labor is only
one absurdity. The next obstacle is
that, if the railways decided to pay
their skilled labor $15 or S20 a day and
their rude labor not less than $5, and
unite with the labor unions.the unions
would soon demand not less than $'25 a
day. The next thing that would make
the programme -impossible is that the
cost of al! things would run up correspondingly and everybody would wake
up to the discovery that they were no
better off than before.
-or meat, oil, I       \     <.
'clothing,foot 1      jl^-��
The seal are       Ji     JfjJ
Capital, $1,000,000, in $1 shares.
4oo,ooo in the Treasury.
First Block of Treasury Shares now
on the market for a limited time
at 10 CENTS.
���er tho Goohrano Ranoli, Limited, Haclcod.
rector or The II,.
W. II. POOL, I'r
.1. I). GRAHAM,
>l'l CniiimiMniii!,-, ArEir..
ildent Great Westorn Mines, Limited, Je
!i'l Rovolsto
iher, Win-bor Oroefi
\V. M. BROWN, ii
Solle ���, Etcvclatoko
i, Rerelatoke.
Nirvanin, the name of a recent anodyne, has received in Germany the
chemical name of dyathlglyeocollaini-
Near a certain quarry In Italy is a
town, the inhabitants of which pay no
rent nor taxes. They are quarry employees, who have dug dwellings In the
face of a steep rock.
The Double Eagle Company has been formed lor the purpose, not only
of mining its present properties, but of acquiring promising elaims and developing them to an extent that will justify their sale to English and other
companies at a profit. The company already owns and has paid for in full,
the Trilby and Old Saul properties in the famous Fish River district, and a
three-quarti rs interest in the .May Bee mine, in the Lardeau district one and
a half miles from Ferguson. Sufficient promoter's shares have been set aside
for the purchase of the remaining quarter.
Tho May Bee is the sister claim to the now famous Nettie L, which has
broken all records in British Columbia for large bodies ol phenomenally
rich ore. The May Bee and Nettie L were located together in 1892 by
Mr. W. B. Pool (who has been appointed manager ol the Double Kaglc Co.)
Both claims carry identically the same rich ore on the surface and the same
remarkable ledge runs through both, carrying high values in gold, copper,
silver and lead. Tho promoters have already spent $4,000 in developing
the May Bee, withexcellent results, and in order to place the mine quickly
on a shipping basis the company now offers the public the opportunity of investing to a limited extent in fully paid and non-assessable treasury shares
(par value -*1) at 10 cents each.
Shares will be sold in blocks of 100
and upwards.
Tin1 company reserves the right hi wlthd
without notioo.     Aiiplicati
OrtoJNO. .J. VOUNfj, h
iw the sale of shares from tin market at any time
 ������ -. ���-.it to Urn Secretary,
A. H. HOLDICH, Kevelstoke.
"������nl Block, Calgary,
�� FERGUSON,The Centre of the LARDEAU HINESl
tollable Hotel, and from thero walk to penally ,���,���������, prapeotlre purcha<m      The ^ ^ ^ ^ , .��� ^ n   *
UverlUU men �� s "
now working
and many
more will be
in a short
The highest
wages paid to
miners in the
Lardeau or
Trout Lake
Mining Divisions. Blest
with practical men, bona
fide mining
co m panics.
Plenty of
room for legitimate investment.
CniXolt 2r�� ��.      CW�� Leii 3��X//o
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iJolfiil i- SHI ..' 0  ill: liUf
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EjMlMM^i�� M HIM J I 1 ii :���: M .
mmiim or	
O   A   O
Tlie starting point for all mining operations on the North and South Forks of the Lardeau River.      ^ vlBu���u ��� r,v.i ioFi-<��ouuit
and many have purchased lots with a view to establishing businesses of various kinds as soon as the coming season properly opens up
gardening.      Special inducements offered and a splendid field and opportunity for manufacturers.
For further information, apply to���
' porations and
bunking    institutions.
Tbe mines'
direct supply
Ferguson is well represented with business houses, hotels, etc
Au Al location for market
W. N. Brayton
iieory Floyd
(quarters   tor   Jy
* w b o 1 e s a 1 'e   JU
Lo., oo, H
Keop.your oyc on Ferguson.
The new mail service sees intooll'ect
on Sunday next.
H. Xeedbain returned to Thomson's
Landing.on Friday.
A. Ferguson and W. B. I'ool
returned from Revelstoke on Saturday-        . ,.'���
The Ferguson literary anil debating
society has suspended operations for
Acting mining recorder McRae,
and Capt. Da vey paid Ferguson a short
visit on Sunday last.
���Use Bland's Dyspepsia Tablets!
Cure indigestion, etc. fiOc. a box at
Ahky's Drug Store.
Trout Lake City has sidewalks on
tbe principal strcots and is now going
to instal several street lights.
Religious servlco will be conducted
as usual in Laughton's hall next
Sunday at !l p. in., by J. E. Fleming.
Thisseason is at least Blx weeks further lulviinced'thaii last year. At the
present rate the snow will bo gone in
a month,   ('ome, gentle prospector.
The regular application for the
building of and sustaining a public
school in Ferguson will be sent to the
department of education in a few days.
The Kahi.k hereby offers Mr
Sheldon a like proposition to that
granted him by tho Topeka Capital.
As an advertising fake it was the best
we ever saw.
J. Booth, p'ainter and decorator, was
up.from the metropolis a few days ago.
He has about a month's work In sight
yet, then he will return here, where a
good deal of'work in his line is anticipated.
Tho Trout Lake Topic says: A
supplement, bringing the pamphlet of
Trout Lake mines and prospects up to
date, togothor with a map, will bo got
out during the course of next month.
About 000 pamphlots remain yet to bo
Considerable mining news is held
over this issue to make room for
political platforms. They will, however, be acceptable for one issue, as
all are more or less interested in finding the political location post these
The Eagle's circulation has been
Increased by nearly 100 names in two
weeks. Not less than (150 copies a
week have been choicely circulated
since the Eagle'8 inception. Our
circulation at the present rate will
reach 1500 a week within threo
Abrahamson Bros., of the Queen's
hotel, Trout Lake, with their usual
enterprise, are refitting and renovating the entire interior' of their
commodious hotel. The dining room
is one of the most cheerful in the camp,
nicely decorated with house plants,
neatly furnished, and an excellent
cuisine service is afforded. J. Booth
is doing the work.
McKinnan & Sutherland hare thirty-
five tons of freight at Arrowhead, and
other merchants a large amount; but
the utter impossibility of bringing
loaded vehicles over the road between
here and the Landing at present,
makes it, obvious that we have no
government estimates in sight, nor
special warrants either.
Trout Lake Topic: "R. P. Pettiplece arrived in Trout Lake on Sunday
evening last. He looked as if the job
ol superintending the political situation In the Lardeau was a trifle
exhausting." That was our first trip
in on foot from the Landing, Mr.
Langstaff. All tenderfoot, have to be
Initiated into the mysteries of covering space in this groat and glorlouB
Wm. Snell, Ferguson's old-time
barber, returned from Greenwood and
nearly every other point in the Bouth
country, on Sunday last. Ho says he
ll glad to get back again, as wo have
tbe best camp in B. C. There are men
who don't "chow" vory often in Greenwood and many of the othor camps
have troubles of their own. Tho
Lardeau is the highest wage eamp in
tbe province.
The Seattle Union Record is one of
the best labor newspapers, both from a
literary and mechanical point of view,
which has reached the Eagle office.
It is published in the interests of
organized labor, with a socialistic
tendency. Popular demand for more
information about public ownership
has been the means of the establishment of nearly one new paper a day
appearing In America.
Trout Lake Topic: Ferguson people
are already taking up the idea of a
celebration to be held in their town on
the 24th of May next. Go ahead
Ferguson, the citizens of Trout Lake
will unite with you in making your
chosen gala day ono of tho best over
celebrated among tho Silk-Irks. Trout
Lako will try to make July 1st next a
day to be rememberjd In the history
of the Lardeau.
All eyes are lixed on the Lardeau.
Patronize Ea'GLE advertisers They
are the camp's friends.
'Great" parties pay so much
attention to party warefaro, and so
little to the governing of the country,
that our parliamentary system would
soeni to bedefeotive.���Winnipeg Voice.
"This continual struggle for existence is demoralizing. It claims every
minuto of timo. Wo have nothing
left scarcely for self-culture or for the
development of the nobler attributes
of humanity."
Wo should blush to call America a
"free country" while less than 30,000
people control tho moans of existence
of 70,000,000. "Givo a man powerover
my subsistence," said Alexander
Hamilton, "and ho has power over my
whole moral being."
Toronto Telegram: "It would bo
woll for tho country if Col. Prior and
othor public men who hold thomsolvoB
superior to Hon. Joseph Martin could
rival his usefulness to tho people,
whom ho has served, or to the party
which owes more to him than to any
othor Liberal in Canada."
A "special warrant" or two is
needed right now on the wagon road
between here and the Landing.
Premier Martin's attention should be
drawn to this by the gold commissioner at once. If he doos the Eagle
believes Mr. Martin will have the
road put in a passable condition
without delay.
It costs H cents to produoo one
gallon of coal oil. It sells at 75 cents
a single gallon in Ferguson. The
merchants' profit at the most is only a
few cents, Whore does most of the
balance go? Why to heap up Rockefeller's millions. If tho government
owned its natural rights the people
would get their coal oil at the cost of
production. Laborers sell their labor
at first cost, and in return have to help
make millionares, and then exist the
best they know how. Is it any wonder the whole people want to become
shareholders in their own products.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
The Pioneer Store
Cummins & Co.
Ferguson Shaving
All brunches of tin: tonxorkl art executed with
ambidcxtcrlouH dexterity.
T. A. Wilson, M. D.
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B. 0.
Harvey, McCarter tf PiMhdm
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
Stationery is in our line
And wo liavo just received a fine stock
of Letter Putin.   Patronize
"The Eagle."
To mail
las Increased Our Postal Business
Dress Goods
Ladies' Goods
Don't wait
for Lumber
We have on hand at tin- lowest
prices In tliu country
Rough and Dressed
Lath, Shingles, Sash,
Doors, Mouldings, Etc.
Call on bfl or write for our quotations.
Hpeeial orders promptly tilled. ��� , ������
Kootenay Lumber Company, Ltd.,
Mado by the Enterprise Brewing
Co,, at Revelstoke, is keeping
the camp cheerful. When you
want tho best insist on " Enterprise" All the leading hotels
handle it.
A hirffe stock of tiKsorted Wall
I'iipurs, cmbiiHHi'd ami Ingrain,
with border and ceilings to
match, now selling at a very
low figure.
House Painting
and Decorating
J. Booth.
and house 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 competitors with all comers in
price and quality. Before
you invest in our line drop
us a card for {quotations. We
can save you money.
Drop a line to me, or If you want
Breml In any quantity, let me know,
and I'll quote prii'UH low enough to
Interest yon. Our Wedding Cake
artist is the be.t In B. (.'.    Address:
Sick People
If you want medieine wupplied from the
purest of Drugs and accurately dispensed
Hund to the
Mall orders promptly attended to.
A Perfect Fit and
Prompt Service
Is one of our features and has helped
build up our large tailoring trade
and form the reputation we have
made. You don't nave any vexatious
waits when you order from us.
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit
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.
White, Gwillim tf Scott,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A.H. Holdich, M.C.M.I.,
Revelstoke, B: C.
Fayette Buker,-
Mining and Real Estdte
Mining Properties Listed.
Methodist Church,
Services In Forrester's Hall every Sunday at
7::lup.in. Hunday School at :t p.m. Everybody
cordially Invited.
Lessoea of
The Revelstoke, Trout Lake
and Big Bend Telephone
Company, Limited.
The s.s. Lardeau
Leaves Comaplix for Thomson's Landing
at 8 a. m.
leaves Thomson's Landing  for Arrowhead at 8:80 a. m. >
Returning leaves Arrowhead (or Thorn*
son's Landing at 2:80 p. m..
Leaves Thomson's Landing for Comaplix
at 4 p.m.
Comaplix, B. C.
Summer arrangements for conveyance of
mails between Arrowhead and Ferguson, via
Thomson's Landing.
Malls will leave Arrowhead on Mondays,
Wednesday)* and Fridays.
Mail will leave Thomson's Landing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Arrive at Trout Lake and Ferguson same day.
Leave Ferguson and Trout Lake Wednesdays,
Fridays and Sundays.
Arrive Thomson's Landing same days.
GEO. B. BATHO, Postmaster.
For Sale at a Snap*
Lot 5 in Block 9.   Apply at EAOLE office.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the next
session of the Legislative Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia application will
be made for an Act to Incorporate a company
with power to establish waterworks and
supply water for mining, domestic, manufacturing, (ire and other purposes to the inhabitants, corporations, mines, mills, manufactories and all other works of tbe towns of Trout
Luke City and Ferguson in the district of West
Kootenay and of the surrounding district
within a radius of ten miles from the present
post office at Ferguson, B. 0., and to lay pipes
aud erect flumes for the conveyance and supply of water to the said towns and radius; and
Blsn to supply, transmit and distribute power,
light and neat by compressed air and electri-
y to the Inhabitants, corporations, mines,
mills, manufactories and all other works of the
said towns and radius; and also to construct
and maintain tramway and telephone systems
In the said radius and to extent, the said systems to other districts contiguous thereto: and
also to erect, lay, construct and maintain all
such works, bridges, tracks, roads, subways,
buildings, flumes, dams, raceways, poles, pipes,
wires, cables, structures and appliances as may
be necessary to fully and completely carry out
the purposes of the company; and also to nave
the right to enter and to expropriate lands for
sites for power houses, stations, tramway lines
and other necessary wortsi and to appropriate,
use and divert so much of the waters of Lardeau
creek at a point about one' and a quarter miles
from the school house at Trout Lake City and
any other creek, lake or stream which may be
found most convenient and advantageous
within the said radius as may he necessary for
the purposes of the company in order to supply
water, neat, power and light to the Inhabitants, corporations, mines, mills, manufactor
ies and other works within tho said radius,
and to do all such other things as are Incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above
objects or any of them.
Dated tills 1st March, A. D. 1000.
fi���tf Solicitor for Applicants.
NOTICK18 HEREBY GIVEN thai an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at Its next
session for an Act to incorporate a company
with rower to construct, equip, maintain and
operate telephone and telegraph lines within
and throughout all the cities, towns, municipalities and districts of the mainland of the
Jrovluco of British Columbia and to construct,
erect, and maintain such and so many poles
and other works and devices as tho company
deem necessary for making, completing, supporting, using, working, operating and maintaining the system of communication by telephone and telegraoh, and to open or break up
any part or parts of the said highways or
streets as often as the said company, Its agents,
officers or workmen think proper and for the
purpose of the undertaking to purchase, acquire, lease, expropriate, hold and sell and
dispose of lands, buildings, or tenements within the limits aforesaid, and to purchase
or lease, for any term ot years, any telephone or telegraph line established or to be
established In British Columbia connected, or
to be connected jvith the line which the company may construct, and to amalgamate with
or lease its line or Hues, or any portion or portions thereof, to any company possessing as
proprietor, any line of telephone or telegraph
communication connecting or to be connected
with the said company's line or lines, and to
borrow money for tbe purpose of the company,
and to pledge or mortgage any of the company's assets for that purpose, and to receive
bonuses, or privileges from any person or body
corporate, and with all other usual, necessary
or incidental rights, powers or privileges as
may be necesBaryor Incidental to the attainment of the above objects, or any of them.
Dated this 1st day of Marcb, 1900.
i�����tf Solicitors for the Applicants.
We Can Outfit You
With Everything
required in this district. Prospectili', rfiinei', capitalist, expert,
laborer, it matters not, we nan supply yon, in any quantity, and.as
we already do nearly all the local .siipplyfilg, It evidences the fact
that our goods.,prices and treatment :s right. We successfully
compete with large outside firms ; we1'buy1 direct from the manufacturers in large lots at close cash'prWss, and can sell you a.
eompleto outfit, carefully packed, and re'aflV for pack-horse transportation to any part of the district. When you reach Ferguson,
don't ove"look these facts.
"'' 'i w  -
V '     McKinnon & Sutherland,.
The Inland Cigar Mfg. Cigar of B. C.
Nothing But Union Labor Employed. t
 Protect Home Indtfsiry.
Interior La Morena
Miner Fayette
* For sale in all principal hotels in Lardeau and Trout Lake.
Kept in stock by	
d. r. Mclennan,      thos. Abriel,    a. Ferguson,
Trout Lake City. Nakusp. Ferguson.
nuiitm iii iMinimifl ooi iiiiiiM
ITerguson, B.C.
We aim to give full value for your money in
Groceries, Provisions, Dry Goods,
Tools. Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Crockery, Steel, Powder; all kinds
of Miners' Supplies
Call and see our stock and get quotations.
��� iililllHMnmiilioii
B4THO & CO.,
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
TheBagle for Printing
Hotel Perguson
The Bar is supplied with the best brands of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men��
Rates $2.00 a Day and upwards.
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
/. Laughton, Proprietor.
Ferguson, B. C.


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