BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Lardeau Eagle 1903-04-10

Item Metadata


JSON: ardeau-1.0082191.json
JSON-LD: ardeau-1.0082191-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ardeau-1.0082191-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ardeau-1.0082191-rdf.json
Turtle: ardeau-1.0082191-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ardeau-1.0082191-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ardeau-1.0082191-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

New York [Market.
Silver���Bar 491
LEAD-lOOlbs    $4.10
Copper    $13.05
Vol  III, No   60
Ferguson, B. C, April 10th, 1903
$2 a rear
Manager McCrossan Returns From Trip.
IsUnable to Get Supplies Just at Present
An Eagle representative called on J.
A. McCrossan on Monday in queBt of
facts about tbe Metropolitan mining
Company of which he is manager;
more especially relating to the eom-
pany'splans for tbe season on which
we are entering,
First Mr. McCrossan was aBked lf he
would operate the Triune this season;
when be would put men to work and
tbe nature of plans for the season. He
said he bad hoped to begin operations
at once but he would be unable to do
muoh inside of three weeks on account
of the exceptional conditions to be met
in the camp this spring. Never before
had tho road from Beaton been in such
bad condition, it being impossible to
to get supplies over thc road, and to
get supplies in the camp was out of'.he
question. "Even the buckets for our
tram arc lying at Arrowhead and they
will have to be shipped around to the
Lardeau railway via Nelson. This
condition of affairs will throw the company back nearly a month, but when a
start is made everything is in such
shape that there should be no further
Mr. McCrossan also stated that it
was not known yet what effect the
spring slides would have on the tram
stations but it was expected that every
thing would be all right.
The Triuno is of course the most inaccessible mine in the district but
they havo tho tram, providing, lt has
not boon damaged by slides, and
this will enable them to operate the
mine much earlier than they otherwise could, If it iB not damaged.
Speaking of the work done last
year Mr. McCrossan said lt was only
preliminary nnd outsido necessary
improvements to enable them to operate the property on a paying basis,
This preliminary work Is almost com.
pleted und in a short time after open*
ing up this spring they hope to
vigorously - prosecute actual mining
and send down a large quantity of oro
over tbo now tram.
Our representative asked Mr. McCrossan if he were staying with the
company in the capacity of manager
and who was the company's secretary
for this yoar. Ho said yes, he had returned to act as manuger and his
brother, C. W. McCrossan was also
retained as secretary.
Mountain Lion.
Superintendent Hugh Brown of the
Mountain Lion Company was in Ferguson Friday from the American, the
company's south property, which he is
working. He was seen by the Eagle
man at the Ferguson hotel. Ho is
feeling very happy as a result of the
winter's development of the American
and believes they will very soon have
a big mine from which much high-
grade ore may be shipped. Thc new
tunnel, which was started about the
first of the year is now in 300 feet, but
they have not yet reached the place
where they expected to strike ore. He
says he and his men have made a
remarkable record of work this winter
which so far has produced very satisfactory results, hence his elation.
Regarding the east property or
Mountain Lion claim on the north
fork of the Lardeau, it is the company's intention to start opening up
the new lead found last summer, just as
soon as supplies can be packed to the
property. Mr. Brown feels confident
that the company have a good thing
In this new lead found on the property
last season, but lt was found too late to
do anything last year.
Mohecan Resumed Work.
Development of the Mohecan mining
property near the headwaters of
Gainer creek was resumed this week.
The property was eloBed down at the
beginning of the year on account of
the stock of candles having become
exhausted. When the men quit work
everything looked lovely;
A. L. Houston came in from Rossland Sunday and together with his
associates walked ln from Beaton
packing their clothing on their backs.
An Eagle reporter saw Mr. Houston
before he and his party left for Ton-
Mile on Monday. He said his company were well satisfied with the
Mohecan and they would spare no time
or money to open it up in a proper
manner and make lt a producing mine
soon as possible.
In Ferguson Miners' Union. Hospital Bye-
Laws Sentito Lieut-
Gov. for Approval.
Straight* Went.
An Eagle roporter dropped into one
of the hotels of the town noar 12 o'clock
Wednesday night and noticed a game
of poker ln progress. Two Btrangers
were playing and apparently loosing.
One of them asked "Dummy" three
times while our peporter was present:
"Do straights go?" Mr. Dummy" said
"yes, anything goes providing you bet
them high enough"
Next morning we loarned that the
players "bet thorn high enough" nnd
broke tho dummy, also the other
players and left town as mysteriously
Mtbey had .ome.
Mineral Specimens Wanted*
The exhibition branch of the depart
ment of Agriculture, Ottawa, is mak
ing a new set of exhibits, which will
be shown at the World's Fair, St. Louis
U. S. A. next year and at other exhl.
bitions abroad in which tho Dominion
government takes part.
The following letter has been receiv*
ed by the Eagle;
Victoria, B. C, March 16th, 1903.
Dear Sir���At a meeting of the Exe*
cutlve of the Provincial Mining Association held on the 2nd inst., tho following resolution was passed unanimously;
"Resolved, that this Association
lend Its aid in collecting tbe mineral
exhibits to bo scut to Ottawa, aud that
requests be scut to tbe secretary of
each local organization lo carry out the
idea of the Dominion government,
whioh is heartily supported by the
The executive would therefore urgo
you to uso every endeavor to mako
the exhibits sent from your section of
the .province as comprehensive as possible.
Yours truly,
At the meeting of Ferguson Miners'
Union on Saturday night last an
election of Officers took place for the
quarter ending June 30th next. Following is the result of tbe election:
President, Allan Chisholm; Vice-
President, Chas. Short; Secretary,
Frank Treanor; Treasurer, Frank
David Morgan retired from the
presidency. He proved an untiring
officer and was instrumental in inducing a large number to join the union.
Tbe membership of a union, however,
is uncertain on account of tho number
nf men employed in the mines varying
from time to time and the men go
where there Is work. At the present
time thero aro 82 members of the
union tn good standing. This number
will be increased when men come in
again from the outside. A littlo
before Christmas the number was 110.
So it will be Been tbat the union is
strong in Ferguson.
This is a good organization for a
man to belong to, for there is a sick
benefit in connection and it is the only
lodge in Ferguson. To secure tbo
benefit which includes doctor's caro
and nursing at the Miner's Union hospital. A payment is necessary of one
dollar a month,which constitutes membership, but this privilege may
be taken advantngo of by any resident
of the camp,
By-laws for the hospital have been
framed and accopted by the Union,
and have been forwarded to Victoria
for the approval of the Lieutenant-
Governor-in-Council. When those
by-laws are accopted tho hospital
will be fully turned over to the union.
It is hoped tbat a government grant
will be mado to the institution. If this
is done it will free the building from
all indebtedness.
Irl.h Land Hill Paused.
There is great rejoicing all over
Ireland caused by the great advance
mado by recent legislation in the
British parliament.
The Irish secretary, Mr. Wyndham,
introduced the government's long
anticipated Irish Land bill in the
house of commons on March 25th. It
proposes a free grant for the purposes
of tho bill of $00,000,000. .Tenants are
to pay 3 1-4 per cent Interest on loans
from tho government. Mr. Wyndham
said he thought tho scheme would not
involve $500,000,000, but tbat $750,000,-
000 would safely be advanced on Irish
land. Thoadvancesto the tenants are
tricts and $5,000 elsewhere.' The bill
also provides that untenanted farms
and grazing land shall be so told
neighboring tenants, and that three
commissioners to be known as estates
commissioners, shall supervise tho
The three commissioners are Michael
Flnucane, secretary to tbe government
of Bengal revenue; Frederick S.
Wrench, now ono of the Irish land
commissioners, and Willllam F. Bailey
one ot the assistant commissioners on
the Irish Land commission. They will
bo under the general control of tho
lord-lieutenant of Ireland. The bill
will become effective on Nov. 1.
The V. (>. II. K. Strike.
The carpenters, blacksmiths, machinists and freight handlers strike is
still on and but little progress seems to
have been make towards a settlement.
The- C. P. R. remain unyielding and
the men are persistent.
Gold is getting so plentiful on Fish
creek tbat the Camborne miner started
last week to print Its front page headlines ia gold. ���
Tile Provincial Houie.
The legislative assombly is in session at Victoria and the members havo
got down to work. Thero has been a
division as yot but It is thought that
Premier Prior has sufficient strength
to carry tho session through, It has
been reported that tho premier and R.
McBride, leader of the opposition have
mado an agreement to pass the estimates and othor necessary legislation
and then an appeal will be made to the
country on party linos.
There bas been a bill introduced to
amend the Liquor License act and one
to amend tbe Assessment act.
The New English challenger
Shamrock 111 had a trial on April
ist with Shamrock I. The test
proved a good one and the new
challenger scored a great success.
Her owner was highly pleased and
feels confident that the yacht will
convey the ' Ameiica Cup" across
the Atlantic after the next international race.
Good Friday.
Today is Good Friday but there is
lots of snow everywhere about Ferguson. One would hardly
know the day is a holiday except for
the number who are out walking and
some went riding to tbe lake and back.
There are no birds about aud no new
spring growth to show that spring is
Ferguson is certainly picturesque,
for all that, with its great depth of
snow, and Its "mushrooms," i.e.,
atumpB capped with four to six feet of
snow, and tho high mountains
covered with a splendid growth of
overgroen trees, and tho town nestling
snugly at the wise of these towering
peaits. However ono can scarcely
realize it is good Friday. It seems
more like a warm February day, but
truth Is truth, and whilo at Victoria
ladies will bo wearing their spring
gowns as thoy walk out In the parks on
the green grass and pluck the flowers
by thc wayside; we Fergusonites have
our beautiful scenery which wo havo
gazed on all winter and walk out
enveloped in furs. Just a littlo difference in climate, that's all, but wo will
sleep tonight just, as soundly as if wc
were In Victoria.
Four Men Pack 45 lbs.
Each on Their Backs
A Distance of 16
The Ferguson hotel men aro deter-
mined that their boarders shall nol
forgot the taste of beef. As nearly
three weeks had passed without being
able to buy any ln town, tho road being unfit to carry teams and haul it,
they decided to pack it in. So on Saturday Ben Reeve and J. Comerford
from the Ferguson Hotel, "Sandy"
Laughton of tho Lardeau and Jas.
Cummings of tho King's walked to
Beaton and early next morning startod
ior Ferguson with a load each strapped on their backs. The pack train
got along nicely and reached Forguson
a little after noon having covered tho
10 miles in 8 hours. Tills was remarkably good travelling for tho footing was bad and tho road is up hill
most of the way, and the loads averaged 45 lbs each.
Unless teams can be brought over
the road soon, it is thought thut more
of such pack trains will need to bo
started out.
Change In Custom Law.
An Ottawa dispatch says Pilchard li.
Stevenson of tho Dominion Cotton
company, is hero to submit to tho Hon.
William Patcrson, minister of customs
reasons for certain proposed changes in
the customs laws.
The changes aro ln the lino of adopting the United Stntcs system, undor
which the apprlsers take no account of
the value of the goods in tho country
of export, but baso their estimate on
the price of tbe goods whon retailed
In the United States.
Mr. Stevenson pointed out that the
change would augment the revenue
and frequent Invasions of the law would
be prevented.
Fernie Strike Settled.
Theconcilation committee appointed
by thc British Columbia Mining Asso.
ciation succeeded in bringing about a
settlement of tho strike at Fernie and
tho members have returned to their
Tho coal minors were to return to
their work on April 1st, and by this
date there should bo an abuudance of
coal and coke for al! requirements.
The dilfereuces between the com-,
pany and tho men in tho Crow's Nest
aro pretty sure to be settled for some
time and there should bo no mor o uncertainty about tho steady supply of
coal and coke for the smelters and
other uses. The men and tho company
have signed ard sealed an agreement to
stick to the terms of tho set! lenient for
threo yoars. Tho agreement may,
however, ho abrogated at the end of
two years by either party to tho agreement giving 60 days notice.
This is very satisfactory for if two
month's notico is *;ivcn oT dissatisfaction thore is sullleiout time in whieh to
adjust or compromise the matter. It
would scorn to bo a easo whero arbitration orsomo othor means may ho resorted to boforo a lockout or a walkout
occurs and tho damage arising from a
sudden goneral strlko would be avoided. So wo think we may consider the
coal troubles of tho Crow's Nest settled Indefinitely and wo may look for
peace to reign in that quarter for at
least two years.
Begin* Will be Headquarters.
An Important change affecting
Moose Jaw is announced from tbe
Winnipeg C. P. R. offices. In future
the neadquar.ers of the 23rd division nf
the road will beat Reglna instead ol
Moose Jaw. This has been made
necessary owing to tbe new division
ol tbe road oreated ln the Weit,
Service will bo held in Eagle hall
evory Sunday commencing at 3 p. m.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p. m. All
aro Invited to attend.
S. ,1. Green, Pastor.
Divine service will be  held over;
alternate Sunday ln Eagle hall at 3 ln
.lie afternoon.
An Invitation to attend is extended t.
everybody H. A. Solly���
Curate, Il
Lardeau Bagle
Published  every
Friday ai Ferguson,
lowlioiji all correspondence should bo mnilo.1
Subsorlption Utiti**: |2.00 per inuiinn, to
tiny nddross in America! ,i.'-'"> for six months;
(2,60 a year i" foreign addrosse..   Nn pay, nu
Advertising Htites: Display ads.,11.00 por
single column liioti per mouth. Logal ails., 12
ct'ni.* per (nonparial, line fur ilrsi insortlon; s
emits per line for each additional insertion.
Heading notices lu cents per line each issuo.
Ninety day logal notices, .10.: sixty dnys,$7.U0i
thiny iiny.-.-i*. .\u mis. accepted at loss than
theso rules.   -No room lor ijnuck ads.
* weekly Insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
had instructions to open the road
but nothing definite has been learned regarding what he proposes to
do. The time is slipping by, 9 days
have already passed since the local
men started to dig out the road,
If the work is not done quickly it
will be too late and it will be from
four to six weeks before wagons
can be used.
The cost seems small compared
to the damage that would ensue to
the district were the road not
FBfDAY. APRIL 10, 1903.
There has not been much going
and coming tor the past week on
account ot the road from Beaton
being impassable for horses and
but few men have business urgent
enough to lead them to take the
hard walk.
Business, however, in all lines ii
suffering on account of the uncertainty of the mails and goods cannot be freighted in. Representatives of wholesale houses will not
take the chances of being tied up in
here and perhaps go on half fare by
coming in. The Triune mine would
start operations, if they could get
in necessary machinery and supplies. And the mines that are now
working steadily and employing
large numbers of men will have to
close down if the road is not opened
very soon.
So we say business in all lines is
suffering and tha camp is getting
a set back, just as the season is
opening with prospects brighter
than ever before seen.
However there is one matter we
will draw attention to, which has
been exaggerated on tne outside.
It has been reported that Ferguson
is out of supplies and that it would
be unsafe to come in. This is a
mistake for while the whole camp
is short of supplies and the mines
will soon have to close clown, there
is ample for the town and there is
no danger of any hunger existing,
for supplies are being packed over
thc road in small quantities and this
will be continued, but this mode of
getting in goods is expensive and
works great hardship on the pnop'e
of the camp.
There were several newspaper
changes in the Siocan last week.
The Sandon Paystreak ceased publication, its business having been
absorbed by the New Denver Ledge.
The Ledge says: "The Paystreak
having grown tired of husks, it has
like the Prod, of ancient times,
wandered down the gulch and is
again housed under the parental
roof. About the ist of May a new
weekly paper will appear in Vancouver. It will be edited by R, T.
Lowery and Wm. McAdams and
will be called the "Ozonagram."
The name has been manufactured
for the occasion and cannot be
toand anywhere else on earth, or in
the dictionary."
The Paystreak's demise will be a
loss to Kootenay journalism for it
was brightly edited and had a host
of appreciative readers. There is a
limit however to the endurance of a
newspaper and the Paystreak has
been one of the first to abandon the
"husks." It takes of lot of money
in this mountain region to get out a
newspaper and unless it is supported
it will naturally die for want of sustenance.
We bespeak for the "Ozonagram" abundant success and it may
be depended on for pointed news
items and humorous originality,
Wc would like lo know where
the responsibility lies lor the inaction of thc Provincial government
in regard to the impassable condition of the Ferguson-Trout Lake
road from Beaton. The department of roads and works has been
informed, by wire, of the state of
affairs, the people of lhe district
offering !o nssist by labor and cash
if the government would gr.mt
��500 toward putting the road into a
passable condition. In the mean
time the local men who were assisted by three government men have
been taken off and the work stopped; the force being insufficient to
complete the work quickly enough.
A telegram was received from
Premier Prior stating that the government would open the road at
once and yesterday Gold Commissioner Fraser came over the road
.to Trout Lake.   We understand he
Sunday next is Easter and
special services will be held in Eagle
hall by the Methodist and Episcopal
Easter is generally held in greater
reverence than any other day in the
year, even Christmas being secondary. Easter is also the most hopeful day of the entire year. Not considering the deep snow on all sides
in Ferguson, Easter as a rule shows
every evidence of spring, with green
grass and budding flowers and from
this day on, the winter lately passed is forgotten and all of God's
creatures are cheerful and good
natured. Everybody has hope, the
mind is elevated and the day seems
to be a starting point from which
achievement of greater success is
hoped for.
The occurrence of the day is
determined by the Sunday following the vernal equinox and it generally comes some time in April.
Watches, Clocks and
Ihave high grado
Waltham, Elgin,
Vanguard, Crescent,
Street, C. P. R. Special, Father ���Tlmo,
Veritas and B. W.
I have  Eight-Day, Gong
Strike and Nlckle Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
_    Ferguson
How's your Printing? Do you know that the
EAGLE Job Department has one of the best
equipped plants in North Kootenay and that it is
unnecessary to send out ofthe Lardeau for work?
ior that order you aie sending away out of the
district to save a few shillings. Don't be fooled.
The EAGLE can give you satisfaction. "We
carry only the first quality in office stationery, etc.
Receive Our Strict Attention.
THE  EAGLE,   Ferguson, B.C.
Drugs ant Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded,.
The Townsite of-
The Pay-Roil  Centre of the
Rich   Lardeau   District.
Buy Lots Now And Get
in on the Ground Floor
Trout Lake.
Thero is only one best raining journal.
That is
Mines and Minerals.
It bits a larger circulation than any two other
American mining journals because lt is the
best. It is the largest, beat illustrated and
handaomoBt mining journal in the world. It
is a mining paper for mining men. Subscription price 12.00 per year. Bend for free samplo
copy. Address MINES AND MINERALS, Scranton, Fa��� U. s. A. Denver offloe!, Barth Bldg.,
The Lardeau is (be richest
known mining district in British
Golumbia and the mines, particularly those about Ferguson,
contain large quantities ot ore
being big as well as rich. Several
new properties will ship
ore during the coming year and
the town is sure to double
in size Buy a few lots now
before the effect of this year's
progress sends them up, mayhap beyond your reach.	
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up.
For Furtherl Information* Apply to.
Henry  Floyd
General Agent,
Revelstoke. B. C.
W& Notice.
Xotiec is hereby given that SO daya nfter
tlate I intend tn -apply tn the Chief Commia-
slonorof Landa and Works for a special license
tn cut and oarryaway timber frnm tlio follow-
Ior described lands tn West Kootonay, commencing at �� post situated about 80 chains
north of Eight-Mile Bridge on tho south fork
of the Lardeau river, thence   10 chains north,
thenco 100 chains west, tlionce to chains south,
thenco 100 chains east to the point of commencement.
Dated 20th February, 1908.
Kiland Li. Hadow,
Notlee is hereby civen that :t0 days after
dato I Intend to apply to the Chief (Joimnts-
sloner of Unds nnd Works for a Bpoclal llccnso
to eut and oarry away timber from the following deseribed lands iu West Kootenav com-
meneinu from a .mat situnted about ISO chains
north of Klght-Milu Hr.d--_.coh the South Fork
btthtt Lardeau Klver, tnenco 40 chains south,
theneo im chains west, thonco 10 chains north,
thenee 160 chains east to point of commencement.
fluted 20th February, NiOil.
Erland U. Hadow,
Notice la hewby given that 30 days after
date f intend to apply to the Chief
.Commissioner of Lauds and Works for permis-
ion to purchase 1BQ acres of land situated on
the south side of the Ferguson townsite commencing from ti post situated near the south-
cast corner of same; thenee40 chains south;
thenee IH chains west: thenee 10 chains north;
thenco 40 chains east to point of commencement.
��� Ferguson, Ii. C., February 22nd, 1903,
Notice Is hereby given lhaUOdavs afterdate
1 intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry nway timber from thc following described lauds in west Kootenay: Commencing from a post situated about 40 chains
east of the Ferguson townsite, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chains cast, thence 80
chains north, Ihenee 80 chains west to point
of commencement.
flated 25th February 1008.
Notice is hereby given that 30 days aftor date
I Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Laud j and Works for a special license
to cut aud carry away timber from the following 'described lands in West Kootenay: Commencing at a post planted about -10 chains
east of Ferguson townsite, thence 100 chains
north, thenee 10 chains east, thence 100 chains
south, thenco 40 chains west to point of commencement.
Dated 25th February, 1903.
feb27 A. H. Holdich, Secretary.
Certificate of Improvements.
Brow Mineral Claim, situate in the Trout
Lake Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Where located:���Between thc North
and the South Forks vf Lardeau Creek, West
Kootenay  H. 0.
TAKK NOTICE that f, Arthur 1\   Cummins,
of Fergusoni is. c, acting as agent for George
C.Lembke, William H, Lembke and Christian
G. Lembke, Free Miner'-* Certificates Nos.
B. (17107, B. 08187 and B, 07153 respectively,
intend, sixty days from the dato hereof, td
apply 50 tho Mining recorder for a Certificate
of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Grown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section ;17, must he commenced before tho
Issuance of such Certificate of improvements.
Dated this 4th day of April, A. D. 1903.
apl 10 Oa A. P. CUMMINS. 1\ L. S.
Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.
To 8, T. McOoll. or whomsoever ho may have
transferred his Interest in tho Triune Fraction No. 3 mineral claim, situated on Drown
creek, in the Trout Lake Mining Division,
West Kootenay District of B. C.
Yon are hereby not 1 fled that I havo expended 1100 in labor and improvements upon the
above mentioned fractional mineral elaim
since July 1st, 1802, under the provisions of the
Mineral Act, and If within 90 days from the
date of this notico yon fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of the above mentioned
sum, which is now due' together with nil
cost of advertising, your interest in tho said
claim will become the property of the undersigned undor seetion 4 of tho "Mineral Act
Amendment Ant 1900.
Dated at Ferguson, B.C., this 0th day of
April, 1903.
C. O. Woodrow
Halcyon Hot Spings
Sanitarium   ,   .   .
Sltnatcd^mldst scenery unrivalled for
grandeur. Tho most complete health
resort on the continent of North America.
Its baths cure all Nervous and Muscular diseases. Its waters heal all
Kidney, Liver and Stomach ailments.
They aro a never failing remedy for
all metallic poisons, completely purifying the system.
TEEMS���$15 to $13 per week, according to residence in Hotel or Villas.
Schools, "
Notice fs horoby given that :t0 days after data
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lanes and Works for a special license to
out and carry away Umber from the following
described lands In West Kootenay, commencing at a post about 40 chains cast of thc Ferguson townsite, thence 100 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 1G0 chains south,
thenee 40 chains cast to point of commencement,
flated 25th February, 1903.
A. II. Holdich, Secretary.
Cevtiflonte of Improvements
Nettle L. Fraction, No. 1 Fraction and Copper
Reef mineral claims, situate in the Trout
Lake mining division of West Kootenav district.
, Where located.���On Nettie L. mountain.
, TAKE NOTICE that I, George S. MeCarter,
acting us agent for the Great Western Mines,
Limited Liability, Free Miners'certificate No
B. '18174, Intend 00 days from the date hereof to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
of improvements forthe purposo of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claims.
under Section 87 must bo commenced beforo
tho issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of January,A.D., 1903.
Great   Western    Mine*,     Limited    und
Double Kugle 31. & D. Co., Ltd.
Notice Is hereby given that any Written
transfers of stock in either of those companies
that have not yot been scut in to the office for
registration and the issue of proper certificates for them, must bo sent in by the last
day of February, 1003, as they will not be
recognized after that date-
Ferguson, Ji. C. Jan. 2ti, 1008,
Certificate of Improvements.
"Culbcrt," "Handy,"   "Handy    No.    2.,
������Lynch," "Low,"      ("Low       Fraction."
mineral claims, situate in the  Trout  Lake
Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
' Whero located:���Near Lynch creek ou Lar
deau river.
Tako notlco that I, A.R. Heyland, agent for W.
N. Brayton. Free Miner's Certificate No. BWKV
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
of Improvements, tor tho purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of tho above claims.
��� And further take notice that action under
section 37, must bo commenced before tbe
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements,
flated this llth day of January, A. D��� 1003.
Certificate of Improvoments.
Two and ft Half
mineral claim situate tn the Trout Lake
Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: - On Lado mountain near tho
lladshot mine.
TAKK NOTICE that I, O. U. N. Wllkio, acting as ngent for the Ophir-Lade Mining Syndicate, Limited, Freo Minor's Certificate No. 11,'
48172, intend 60 days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certitleate
of Improvements, for the purposo of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further-take notice that action, under
section 87. must bo commenced-beforo the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this llth day of flecombcr.A.D. 1902.
Notice Is hereby g ven that the undersigned
will not be responsible for any account except
on puoductlon of a written ordor signed by
the manager, Superintendent or Secretary.
Gives instruction by mall in thc follow
ing subjects: Mechanical engineering,
mechanical drawing, Electrical engineering,telegraphy, telephony, sanitary plumbing, heating aud ventilation, civil engineering, architecture, ���architectural drawing, sheet metal pattern drafting, lettering
and sign painting, ornamental designs,
book keeping, stenography, milling, smelt
in_f, metallurgy, hydrometullurgy i electro,
therapeutics, French, German, Spanish
Send for free catalogue.
10 per ecu. discount by cutting out this
ad. and enrolling beforo end of month.
w. H. McDougall, Local Agent.
Nelson, Ii. C.
Smith * Co.
45 Bleury St,
Will bo roproseuted In
Ferguson threo or (oui*
days each month. Any
orders for clothing will
receive close attention
and* we
Our representative
S. A. Scott is a
practical tailor and
will mako clothes
fit. Hold your
orders for him.
!������������������,�����������* 4-4+4-4+4-4+4-4-4-4 44 4.
}      IRON BEDS a Specialty      \
t $5 and up.
Goods can be furnished to any part ol Lardeau on very shoi\ notice
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelson.
No Charge for packing  ��������������>* ������� ����*����������***����������,.-,.
Time Table.
Running between Arrowhead, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing October 1-Hh, 1901, will sail as follows,
weather permitting.
Leaving Arrowhead for Beaton and
Comaplix, twice daily���10k and 15k.
Leaving Boaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhead, twice daily ��� 7:15k and
12*,-15k. Making closo connections
with all C. P. K. Stoamers and trains.
The owners reserve tho right to
change times of sailings without
Th. Fred Robinson Lumber Oo.Ltd
United flatten
Headquarters for Asany^rs. Mining;
& .11111 supplies. Sole agents in It.
O. for Morgan Crucible Co., Battoraea,
England; 1*. W. Hraun ife Co.'s Patent
Caty Furnaces, Burners, etc.; Win. Ainsworth it Co.'s Fine Balances etc., etc.
the United Hatters
of North America.
When you are buv-
ng P. FUR HAT,
itnor soft or stiff,
uoc to It lhat tin-
genuine UNION
Label is sawed In it.
If a rutaik'i- bas
loose labels iu bis
possession and offers to uul one In a
hat for you, do not
patronise him. lie
y ngntTonn-.o loose labels. Loose
.nbelH in reiairstoresaro counterfeits. Do not
listen to anv explanation as to why ho bai
has uo label. The Genuine Union Label is
perforated oh the four edges exactly the Bame
as a postage stamp. Counterfeits ar" sometimes perforated on threo of the edges, and
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using tbem in ordor to get rid ol
their s;:ab-made hats. Tlie .John If. Stetson
Co. of Philadelphiai I'a., Ik non-union concern
JOHN A. MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N.J
14 7f>7 Bedford Avo.,Brooklyn, N.Y
The three claims owned by the company are the "Lardeau
Queen," the"Lardeau King" and the "LardeauPrince," all abutting
ond to end, through whieh three leads pass the entiro length, situated at the head of Lexington creek, in tho Lardeau raining division
of Wost Kootenay, British Columbia.
These throe claims aro located on the western slope of Goat Mountain, the lines boing north-westerly and south-easterly, and form ono
complete portion of Mineral land of about 150 acres. They ho east
less than four miles up from Fish river.
Tho group lies in the "Sitting Bull" and -'Wild West" belts,
two of tho strongest and best known leads In that district, and work
already done on apjacent oxtentlons has givon most satisfactory
results as to oxtont of ore bodies and increased values with dopth.
The formation is slate and schist, lying in an immense limo
dyke, and the croppings of the leads aro generally topped with heavy
iron capping and quartz, which gives assays from $8 up on tho
Exploitation consists of two open cuts along tho surfaco for a
distance of twenty foet, which exposed a body of argentiferous
galena over 8 inches in width. Tho valuo of this oro body was ._5.(.0
ou the surface, but at a depth of loss than three feet it has increased
to $40.00. To tap this oro showing and the.massive iron capped
lodge closo to which it lies tho presont tunnol was commenced and
is now in a distance of 82 feot. Anothor Hit feet of crosscutting
should reach this ledge at a depth of about 12o foet. When 01 feot
had been driven, an almost'solid body of iron oro throe feot thick
was encountered in tho tunnel lying against a wall of slate. A
sample at this point assayed $77.60 in gold, sliver, coppor and load.
At a distance of 14 feet from this lead a lino body of oro has beon
encountered which, whon crossed, proved to bo seven and a half feet
wide, carrying the finest looking minoral yet found on the property.
A third ledge which contains tho richest oro anil widest surfaco
showing, will be reached about February loth. This ledgo wbon
oncountered, will be from 12 to IS feet wido and great results aro
Tho property has an excellent surface showing. Tlio average
assays are most encouraging, considering the great width and con-
tinuancy of the leads across the country with such .great width aud
prominence ofthe surface judging from other properties in tho near
vicinity, some of which aro on the same load and havo developed
very rich ore bodies.
In conclusion I would say that the Lardoau Minos aro as good as
any, if not the best, in tho vicinity, and I vorlly boliovo with a
nominal expenditure, they should be mado dividend paying in a
short time, and I would strongly recommend extensive development
toward that end.
H. O. NlcClymont, M. E,
For Further information, price of stock, etc., address
B. Norbert Quintette, a Manager.
Bank oi Montreal Bldg,, ROSSLAND, B, C,
��******-> .��������,*
Funeral Directors and
Embalmers. *
[Graduate of Myer's Colloge��of Embalming]
Can attend caso at Forguson at ten
,,  hours notico if advised by wire.
0, J. Robertson $ O
Ferguson, B. C,  Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, *5-*',ooc,ooo
Capital (Paid-up) $2,923,800
Rest    ....   $2,483,288
Toronto, Ontario-
Branches in the Northwest Territories. Provinces ��of British Columbia, .-Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRITT, President. D. K. WILKIE, Vice.Pres. and Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gon. Manager, W. MOJJ'F IT, Chief Inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C.   Branch���A   General   Banking   Business   Transacte<t.
Savings Department���Deposits received and inter est allowed,       ;
Drafts Sold, available in Allparts ot Canada,
United States and Europe.
Special attention given la collections and
Mining Bonds,
Everybody     QUP   Special
s  mokes    	
The Union
Tliey arc nil anion mode and of tlio UNION*     &GAR \
best Havana Tobacco money can Factory  H  A I
buy. Try one nnd satisfy yourself t, ',*_'' i
as to their quality. DROIV N,  Prop, 8
| Hotel
We try to give satisfac-  ;.'.!
tion to our   guests.
E    Laughton  Bros.
jit Proprietors.
^ prospectors' Exchange
^f ARTHUR EVANS,, Proprietor. }&
t   K
IMMMM Local and General.
Friday the good.
R,    Hodge '  visited   Trout   Lako
Miss Woodward rode to Trout Lake
and back today.
Easter service both morning and
evening on Sunday.
J. A. Wetmoro and Barolay Crilly
visited Trout Lako today.
Rev. H. A. Solly conducted a service
in Eagle hall this afternoon.
Harry Dubo has been employed as
engineer at the Nettie L.
A. .1. Gordon and birds.are staying
at the Revelstoke hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Godsoe of Trout
Lake, were visitors in Ferguson on
Saturday last.
Steve Woods  and B. C. Murray of
Trout Lake were up to the "pay roll1
centre Wednesday.
Cambridge University crew won the
annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race on
the Thames.
Tho Eagle was printed this, Saturday, morning on account of yesterday
being a holiday.
Miss Evelyn   Thompson   of Trout
Lake, spent Sunday   afternoon   with
' Miss Thompson of Ferguson.
Ed. Bell wa6 in town Wednesday
from tho Lucky Boy. He will return
at tho end of tho week.
Nearly every mail brings new
Subscribers for the Eagle, Lardeau's
best Newspaper. Reader are you a
A. H. Holdich celebrated his 3rd
birthday today. The last was in 18(1.
and Good Friday has not fallen on
April 10th till today.
The Eagle is an excellent advertising medium, having very large circulation lor an interior weekly. Try an
ad in the Eagle.
Do you want reliable mining and
district news of the Lardeau? If bo
send .2 for a year's subscription to the
Lardeau Eagle.
W. C. Reid and Hugh Forsyth who
have been running the Nettie L. compressor were in Ferguson Tuesday,hav*
ing left the mine.
Batho & Co. got in five quarters of
beef Thursday. Tbey are dealing it
out in small quantities so that everyone may have a taste.
Wm, Glenn replenished the fresh
meat supply of Ferguson by dressing
310 lbs of pork on Wednesday, This
will keep our people chewing for a few
Rev. H. A. Solly will hold an Easter
service in Eagle hall Sunday night
next. All who can make it convenient
to attend are invited to bo present.
Fred. Fraser, gold commissioner,
will be at Trout Lake on April 13th to
institute Tuscan Lodge, A. F. & A. M
Mr. Fraser is district deputy of the
masonic oruer.
The ladies of the Methodist congregation have decorated the hall
very appropriately for Rev. S. J.
Green's Easter service Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. The church Ohoir
haB prepared suitable music for the
The funeral of the late W. J. Riblet
took placo ycBterday afternoon from
tho residence of his son, R. N. Riblet.
Tho funeral Borvico was conducted by
Rev. Dr. Wright. Tho pall bearers
boing H. livers. J, A. Gilker, Jamos
Lawrence, W. Irvine, E- E. Phair aud
John Linebaugh.���Nelson News.
On Sunday the south bound C. P. R.
train on the Arrowhead-llovelstoke
branch ran inio a land slide about five
miles north of Arrowhead. The engine
was ditched, rolling down a twenty
foot embankment and landing upside
down with its wheels In the air. No
lives were lost, but the passengers
wsre badly shaken up, and the fireman
was badly scalded.
Mr, Erik Nystrom, who graduated
as mechanical and mining engineer
from the Institute of Technology,
Stockholm, Sweden, and who is ospe-
oially conversant with Swedish
methods of examining magnetic ore
deposits by magnetomerlo measure,
menti, bfti been appointed Militant to
Dr. Htta.1- iupirlnt.nd.nt of m|n.i.-
I.ocul* With a Paystreak.
It pays to UBe the telephone. A trip
can often be saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton, Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
tho phone. Oflico In Cummins & Co.'s
Ordors for .furniture will be filled as
quickly and with better results at the
wholesale and retail storo of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than anywhere elso in the province.
* Smokers: If you want the genuine "Union" and "Our Special"
cioar see that "Union Cigar Factory"
is stamped in gilt letters on every box.
���H. A. Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
FOR SALE���A four roomed dwelling house and two lots on one of the
best corners ln the residence part of
Ferguson for sale on easy terms.
Apply to Eagle office.
Ordor a ping-pong set, framed or
unframed pictures, picture frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything in this line of goods from
the Canada Drug & Book Co., Revel;
stoke, B. C, Mail orders attended to
A. M. Craig still conducts the feed,
livery and freighting stables at Beaton, and has Buddie horses and light
and heavy conveyances for hire at all
times. His dally stage for Goldflelds
and Camborne meets the steamboat on
its arrival and departure.
Why modify milk for infant feeding
in the uncertain ways of the novice
when you can have always with you a
supply of Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, a perfect cow's milk
from herds of native breeds, the per*
fection of infant food? Use it for tea
and coffee.
Wants Your Washing.
Mangling and
guaranteed to be
First Class.
B.   U.   SMITH,
Victoria   Avenue.
Do You Want a
Team for Driving or
for Freight hauling?
the best
My Ladies' and Gent's
Saddle Horses are docile
but Spirited. If you want
to go anywhere call me up
at any hour.
Including the Fish Creek eamp
and Upper DuncHn River Bection, compiled by A. P. Cummins, P. L. 8., and S
Shannon. B. A., is now on Bale at this
oflice.   Tbo ready sale of the map is
?roving all we bave said for lt. The
rout Lake diviRion Is lithographed ln
black, the Lardeau in red, and the Ainsworth in blue. Even a tenderfoot could
take a copy of this map and find any
claim recorded in tbe three divisions.
The mountains, lakes, creeks, wagon
roads, trails, surveyed railway routes,
and the location and name (by a unique
index) of evory mineral claim in the
distriot Ib shown.
FmoviOHi B.C.
��� P. L. S.
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made and Crown Grants
Office:     -      ���     Trout Lake.
Surveys of Mines, Mineral Claima and
Crown Lands. Crown Grants Obtained and Assessments Managed
Ior Absentees.
Offices:  Camborne and Vancouver
a     SHANNON, B, A.
H.'ldquarters Ior Information Regarding
Lardeau ITop.rtks.
W.ttt Tor Information.
Call and net Samples.
Solicitor for
Thc Imperial Bank
Perguson, B. C.
OFFICE���In tho Ophir Lado block.
Barristers, Solicitors, etc.
Offices: Revelstoko, Goldon, and Ferguson. Solicitors Ior Imperial Bank
of Canada
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A, Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham,
Barrister,  Notary Public etc.
Ferguson, B, C.
W *--*v-le
Barrister, Sollciter, etc.
J. M. SCOTT, A. B. L. L. B.
W. de V. lo Malstro, M. A.
Having purchased tbe
Ferguson Meat Market we
nre prepared to supply our
customers with all kinds ot
Fresh and cured moats. A
good supply of Beef, Pork,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand.
'*>"> tnnit.
S5tjt_. ���rfz.s'kj'tt.ri- ***}z. *t(k_rf__t*Ji_s{_. i
\ Do You Know
That a man Is more
manly when he keeps
his face cleanly shaven
his hair neatly trimmed and uses the
bath frequently.
All the requirements of a first class
barber shop supplied
Roy Jameson
Jjrj^rijrijrijs jjrzjrjjY-iji-jjrjj
Spring Clothing
Suits, Overcoats,  Rain Coats, Trousers.
Also complete stock of Men's Furnishings.
We have a good supply of Borden's
Eagle   Brand   Condensed Milk.
McKinnon & Sutherland I
The Post Office Store
We have moved into our New Store Building
and have plenty of room to display goods.   '
If anything is wanted  in the Meicaniile line
we can supply it.
G. B. Batho tf Co.
Well lighted and heated by hot
air furnace. Tables supplied
with the best the market affords.
,_M. Rates $1 Per Day jO*
JAS.  CUMMINGS,   Prop.. Ferguson, B.   C
When you reach Trout Lake City put
up at the Queens, Good accommodation
..Best ot service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars..Fire proof safe..
<\brahamson Brothers, Proprietors.
Packing and Ferffus��nndPackine
Freighting Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered Into for packing of Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point in the district.
Good, prompt sorvico, and any work undertaken guaranteed.   Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson
a speoialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.    S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items