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Vol. IV. No 29.
Ferguson, B. C, AUGUST 28, 1903.
$2 a Year
Hon. A. G.Blair Believes
Intercolonial Railway
Should be Extended to|
Georgian Bay.
In the House of Commons, on the
llth inst., Hon. A.. G. Blair vigorously
attacked the Government's railway
policy and handled 'Pi-omier Laurler's
Grand Trunk Pacific bill without
gloves. In speaking of government
ownership of railways his remarks
wore as follows:
Mr. Blair said he would not undertake to enter upon any elaborate justification of the pollcv of government
ownership, but there had been ;i marked and rapid growth in public opinion
in favor of the extension of the* policy
of government ownership (applause.)
The experience of the Intercolo nial so
far from militating against this policy
was directly in its favor. If th.e Liberals hod been anxious to hear from
the western country they would have
heard that no policy would commend
Itself to their judgment so he.irtlly
and enthusiastically as the one to give
them a government owned railway
through their country. Laurier had
spoken of the disadvantages of the Intercolonial, and probably be stated
what was correct because of its circui
tous route. But because that was the
.act with respect to the Intercolonial
it did not follow that it Bhould be the
case with respect to all extensions, because the more productive territory
into which it was extended the better
it would be for the Intercolonial. The
Intercolonial railway had had a contest
with the C. P. R. last year when the
C. P. R. was barred because, owing to
the cattle embargo, it would not carry
cattle, as its line ran through Maine,
so cattle had to go by tho I. C. R. Although St. John was 259 miles further
from Montreal than bv the C. P. R.
route, they carried double as much over
the I. C Ii., by reason of their good
track and equipment, in less time than
the C. P. R. could do. Therefore, he
claimed that the I. C. R. could hold its
own with any railway going through
New Brunswick.
A BETTER PROPOSITION.
His Idea was that shipments would
be taken across the lakes, and this
could be done for fully six weeks lator
than by the system of tho St. Lawronce
canals. His first hope and desire, then,
was that the government should take
over the Canadian Atlantic railway,
and make tt a part of the Intercolonial
railway system. The Canada Atlantic
eould be got on reasonable terms, and
with moderate expenditure of money
the Intercolonial would bo extended to
Depot harbor, running through our
own territory, picking up traffic where
people wanted to have it picked up,
and giving lt an outlet and gateway
through our own ports (cheers.)
In addressing himself to the presont
scheme from Queoec westwards, ho was
not going to say it was a project which
bad not much to recommend it. He
would not be opposed to the immediate
construction of that line If all the necessary information were forthcoming.
He would heartily favor the construction of the line by the government and
its operation by the government, provided they had taken precautionary
steps to have made tha necessary investigation and due consideration, Instead of plunging headlong into an un*
wise and unbusinesslike measure (Opposition cheors.) Necessary information could have beon afforded in a
couple of years at the utmost, and two
years is no great time in the lifetime
of the Canadian people, but as the government was plunging into this matter
now wo might ask what was going to
be the outcome. If it should turn out
that the road could not be supported
thoro, if there was nothing to attract
traffic, If the resources are not such as
to make It worth while to open up the
country, thon what calamitous blunder
was the governmont making?
Sketch of Government. Banking.
Payments to tho Government, no
matter where made or on what account, are never paid out in the form
in which they come in, but instead are
deposited to the credit of tho country
in some bank, to the Receiver General's account. There is in the Bank
of Montreal, generally, at least two
millions of dollars to the credit of thc
Government, on which no intorest is
paid,. although the Bank of Montreal
treats it as its own funds and gets such
profits from it as it does from any other
deposits. The only way in which any
part of the money can be drawn out,
as the Audit Act fixes, is by a cheque
signed by the Minister of Finance and
the Auditor General, or others who
have authority to act for them respectively. A cheq\.5~signed"by one of
them alone would receive no more recognition than a chocue signed by the
first man you might meet o'n the street.
Payments for large sums are made
by such cheques, These payments are
to meet claims under contracts of all
kinds, for railway subsidies, etc.
To further tho convenience of the
claimants and the departments, many
payments, however, are made under
letters of credit, the services dealt
with having more of a fixed nature and
being smaller in individual amount,
though numerous. The forgeries of
Martineau were on an account of this
kind, viz.: The Militia and Defence
lotter of credit account in the Bank of
Montreal.
Under all letters of credit the
cheques presented to the bank are
paid from the bonk's own money, the
bank being reimbursed at the begin*
nlng of each month by a Receiver General's cheque, as described above, for
letter of credit cheques drawn in the
previous month*.. See section 30 of tho
Audit Act, so greatly misunderstood
by the commissioners.
The list of letter of credit cheques
drawn for tho purpose of indicating to
Lhe Auditor General the amount of the
Receiver General's cheque to be supplied to tho bank, is prepared by tbe
department, the Militia and Defence-
department in this case.
The above is taken from a supplementary report of the Auditor General
in relation to the findings ofthe Mar-
tineiu commission.
NOTES.
Most English companies assume tho
prolix limited, and some companies Incorporated ln tho United Statos lately
have ndUed llmltod to their title. The
reason for English companies using the
word is that stockholders In a limited
company are limited ln their liability
to the amount of stock they individually
own. In unlimited companies stockholders may bo liable for all debts of
their company, *\
Rock drills are not efficient machines
when operated under low pressuro.|
This is true commercially or mechanically. Undor such conditions a rock,
drill will work very slowly, but the labor required will be the same as if it
were working at full pressure. The
cost per foot of hole is therefore Increased. Mechanically speaking, the
friction of the machino is practically
constant whatever the load. Hence
with low pressures the ratio of -friction
to useful effective load is greater than
with high air pressures,
Old papers tor sale at EAQLB office.
SALISBURY
End of the Career of a
Great British Statesman���Fifty Years in
Politics.
London, Aug. 22.���Lord Salisbury
died peacefully at !):05 o'clock tonight.
For 48 hours it was seen that the ond
was inevitable. Even the administration of oxygon failed of effect.
This evening a few minutes after !)
o'clock the former premier turned
slightly toward his favorite daughter,
Lady Gwendoline Cecil, who was kneeling beside him, and then quietly
breathed his last. All the members of
his lordship's family except Lord Cecil
were at the bedside.
Th e village of Hatfield, which still
retains many features of the feudal period, was filled with anxious residents
awaiting the news of Lord Salisbury's
demise. Finally the news came when
a servant dashed down the gravelled
roadway, saying as he passed: "Ho
is gone!" and then disappearing in the
church. Soon thereafter the bell from
the tower abovo tolled slowly in memory of tho celebrated statesman.
Viscount Cranborne Immediately notified the king and queen, the Prince
and Princess of Wales and others, In-
eluding Lord Cecil, who is now in
Egypt, and who was tho only child of
the marquis absent from the deathbed.
Scores of telegrams of condolence were
received at Hatfield House.
Thedeath of Lord Salisbury occurred
on the fiftieth anniversary of his entrance into public lifo as a member of
the House of Commons for Stamford,
The elevation of Lord Cranborne to
the Houso of Lords creates a vacancy
ln the Rochester district, and probably
will entail the selection of a new under
secretary of foreign affairs. The ex-
premier, though retired from political
life, was an important figure in many
public ways.
Ho wus warden of the Cinque ports,
high steward of Westminster, and
chancellor of Oxford university. His
death places an order of knighthood of
tho garter at the disposal of King Ed*
ward.      	
Rellnnco Defeat. Shamrock.
The Rolianco won tho flrBt race in
tho America's cup series on August
22nd, easily defeating tho Shamrock.
In a splendid 12 to 15 knot breeze,
ovor a windward and leeward course of
30 miles, the sloop llellnnco beat Shamrock III by oxactly nine minutes, actual time, or seven minutes and three
seconds after deducting the one mijuite
and fifty-seven seconds allowed to Sir
Thomas Llpton's challongar, It, was a
royal water fight for the ancient trophy
which currioB with it the yachting supremacy of tho world, and by a strange
coincidence tho first race in tho cup
series of 1003 occurred on the 52nd an
niversary of the day on which the old
schooner America captured lt in her
famous race around the Isle of Wight.
The Reliance beat the British boat 3
minutes-and 24 -seconds in the thresh to
windward and 6 minutes and 36 seconds
ln the run home.
Tho nautical sharps who had already
made np their minds on the fact that
the Reliance could take the measure of
the challenger In any kind of weather,
regard Saturday's test as conclusive,
although they hardlv antlslpated so
overwhelming a victory. The race
even dampened the ardor of Sir Thomas, still, like a true sportsman, ho does
not acknowledge defoat, and hopes tor
better luck noxt timo. The single
criticism ho and his friends made of today's raco is that the only shift of wind
whieh occurred was to the advantage
of the defending yacht. It must be
conceded that the Shamrock showed
horself a wonderful boat in boating to
windward, perhaps tho ablest craft in
this respect ovor sent hore on a cup
hunting expedition. For 12 miles the
great single-stickers raced like a team
of horses, and during that portion of
the duel the followers of the Reliance
made no attempt to conceal their nervousness.���Press dispatch.
Compulsory Voting.
A bill was Introduced into parliament by John Charlton, M. P., to
amend tho Dominion election aot. The
bill has th: second reading and has
emerged from a select committee as
follows:
"Any person who does not vote at an
election at which ho Is qualified to vote
shall bo disfranchised for a term of six
years from tho date of such election.
"No person shall, howovor, be disfranchised if ho has been prevented
from voting by illness or by absence
from tho electoral district, if he did
not absent himself therefrom in ordor
that he might avoid voting, or if more
than ono election was being held at the
same timo and such person voted in
some othor electoral district whero he
was qualified to vote. Provided always that a judge of any court of
record, upon being satisfied that any
person entitled to voto had any other
good and sufficient reason for not voting, muy grant such person a certificate of enfranchisement annulling the
disenfranchisement, which certificate
may be in the form KK.
"Any person who, while disfranchised undor the provisions of this section, votes or attempts to vote in any
electoral distriot, shall bo guilty of an
indictable offence and shall be liable to
a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and costs, and not exceeding two
hundred dollars and costs, or, in default of payment of such fins and costs,
to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months and not less than
throe months, with or without hard labour."       	
The Liinlt'iiu Uollto,
A deputation from tho Nelson board
of trado yesterday morning waited on
D. MoNlooll, general manager of the
C. P. R., and Robert Marpole, the superintendent ot the Pacific division of
that railway, to Impress upon them the
necessity that exists for an increased
servico from Nelson to Lardo and
Trout Lako, and also tho benefits that
would accrue from keeping that lino
open and iu operation all winter.
Aftor the deputation had stated the
vlows hold by tho board Mr. McNIcoll
replied that while ho appreciated tho
woight of tho argument tbey advanced,
he could not yot bind tho company by
making any definite promise Ho was
much impressed with tho strikes at
Poplar creek and hoped and bcllevod
that thoy would result in greatly in
creased business ln that section., If
such should prove to bo tho case tho
company would provido amplo service!
Mr. McNIcoll said ho and Mr. Marpolo
woro now engaged in investigating the
state of affairs with a view to deciding
the vory points brought up by the
board and would bo in a position to
give a more definite answer in a short
time.
As for the winter service, that was a
different matter, and he Would say
nothing about it for the present.���Nelson NewB,
German silver Is an alloy of copper,
zinc and nickel, of white 'color, and is
used as imitations of silverware. It
can be readily covered with silver by
plating. The commonest variety of
this alloy contains about eight parts
copper, three to five of zinc and two of
nickel. Tho more nickel added makes
tho finer alloy,
.1)
Ophir-Lade   Tram  and
Stamp Mill Ready-The
Compressor Ready Ex
cept for Pipes.
Jas. A. Lade, superintendent of the
Oyster-Criterion, paid a visit to tho
Luoky Jack at Poplar creek, returning by way of Furguson, where he
spent Saturday aftornoon. S[ioakin!.*
of the Lucky Jack, Mr. Lado said it-
was undoubtedly the bost showing of
free gold quartz in British Columbia,
and although he had hoard much about
it, he thought reports had boen exaggerated, but he found the showing rich
beyond exaggeration.
Referring to tho Oyster-Criterion at
Camborne, he said all was completed,
or would be this week. The wire cables wero being strung for the tram
when ho left, and the buckets would bu
hung on Monday.
The Btamp mill will bo roady to
break rock on September 1st, but it is
unlikely that it will bo startod before
October 1st on account ot delay in getting piping for tho compressor. Thc
compressor is completely installed except tho air pipes. These have been
ordered for several months but thoy
have been delayed in transit. Mr.
Lade expected to resume nctivo raining
operations about Tuesday last.' This
would have been dono sooner only for
waiting on tho tram to tako up supplies. *���
Altogether ,the work ot installing
tho large amount ot machinery ha.*
progrossed very satisfactorily, and
while the pipes havo caused some littlo delay in starting the compressor
and mill, yet when the largo amount o!
work that has been done is taken into
consideration it will be seen that tin
date for starting was figured out ver;
closely.
Very soon nOw the stamps will be
droppin��� and it will bo known what tho
ore of too Oyster-Criterion will produce in the way of gold bricks,
THE CHURCHES.
Methodist.
Service will bo hold in Eaglo hall
every Sunday commencing at II p. m.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p.m. All
are invited to attend.
Noxt Sunday's service will ho huld
ln tho ovoning.
Sunday School ovory Sunday al -
p. m. REV. SHARP, Pastor.
Something In tlie Ctliiu'tc.
It Is claimed thc peoplo ot British
Columbia consume more alcoholic stimulants per head than thc population of
any other portion of Canada. Perhaps
they do, but If tbey. do there must be
an element tn tho climate that assists
them in carrying thoir load without
perceptible inconvenience. Thore is
less visible drunkeness in our centree
than in most of the eastern cities In
which the advocates of prohibition
flourish exceedingly.���Trail Creek-
News.     	
Kind Ttuit Aro 13-01110(1.
Halifax, Aug. 21.���Sovon hundred
young men and women lett over the
Canadian Pacific to make new homes
in the Northwest. They woro all frofc
Prince Edward island. Thoy are of the
very best class. Anothor 275 men left
to work as harvesters.
The Triuno mine is sending down a
nice lot of high grade ore. OlT/.'i
Lardeau Bagle
1'ubllsbed   overy   Friday at Fergu on, II. 0
by
E. G. WOODWARD,
Uiwltom all eorrespondeneeshould be mailed.
British people are mourning their
loss. 'Tis true that death was not
unexpected, and the aged politician
had run a good long race, yet it
brings sorrow to the heart when we
see the men cut down who have
been instrumental in promoting the
country's well being and advance*
ment.
Subscription Hates;    V.W per annum, tf
any address tn America; .1.811 for six mouths;
vo a year lo foreign addresses,   No pay, m
pallor.
Advertising Itates: Display ads.,,1.01) per
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thirty days, ,5. No ads. aeeepteif atfossthau
these rales.   No room for quack ads.
Four weekly Insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
FRIDAY. AUGUST 23, 1903.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
August takes the bun this year for
rainy days, there being only an occasional dry, sunshiny day through-
out the month. The season of 1903
has been a remarkably wet one, in
fact the wettest summer that pioneers have known in the Lardeau
Rain started to fall early in June
ind each succeeding month has got
.vctter, Some people say they believe the rain will give way to snow
in September and that an early
".���inter will be the result. Most
people, however, differ from this
\ iew, and firmly believe we will
have a long, dry fall and consequently winter will be late starting.
Winter started in early last year
and continued until late in the
spring, and we have had but little
fine weather. So we believe last
winter's weather will not be repeated, but a long, open fall with good
weather will be ours.
We learn that a representative of
the Chicago Mining World is head-
ing toward Ferguson, The rich
Mineral leads of Lardeau are attracting a great deal of attention
this season and when the reports of
such conservative journals as the
Review and Record are read capital
should flow this way more rapidly,
l'eople of the investing class like to
see the reports that emanate from
mining camps corroborated by mining journals of standing, for local
pipers have been known to resort to
. xaggeration. It will be found,
however, that the richness of Lardeau properties has not been exaggerated by the local press.
The first race in the America's
rup series has been sailed and won
by the American yacht Reliance.
This is but one out of three, but
confidence in the British Shamrock
seems to have been completely dissipated. This loss of confidence is
ilue to the case with which the
American boat won the first heat,
yet there is a possibility of the
Shamrock winning two straights,
1 hough we must say it appears unlikely.	
A petition was circulated this
week and signed by everybody,
isking for a better mail service for
the Lardeau. The present service
is certainly most inadequate and
something will have to be done if
:,erious losses to mercantile and
mining business is stopped. The
Eagle has kept pegging away at
the Department for some time and
we are glad the matter has been
taken up by citizens generally,
Conventions have been held by
the Liberal and the Liberal-Conservative parties of the Cranbrook
riding. Both parties were unanimous in the choice of a candidate.
Dr. J. II. King was the choice of
the Liberals and Thos. Cavan was
chosen by the Conservatives.
The shaft on the Lucky Jack on
Poplar creek is now down 14 Ieet
and the quartz is just as rich as it
was on the surface.
CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM.
[Adopted nt Kevelstoke. September lath, 11102.1
1. That this convention reafllrms the policy
of the parly in matters of proviuelal roads and
trails; the ownership and control of railways
aud tlie development ol tlie agricultural resources ol the province as laid down in the
plallorin adopted in October, IS'.)!), which is as
follows;
"To actively aid in the construction of trails
throughout the undeveloped portions of the
proviuee and the building of provincial truuk
roadsnf publio necessity.
"To adopt tlie principles of government ownership of railwavs in so far as the circumstances of the province will admit, and the
adoption of the principle Unit uo bonus should
lie granted 10 auy railway company which
docs not give tbo government of the province
control oi rates over lines bouused, together
with tlie option of purchase.
"To actively assist by stale aid in thc development of the agricultural resources ol the
province.
2. Tlial in thc meantime and until tho railway poliev above set forth can be nccouyillsh*
ed.'a general raihvav aet be passed, giving
freedom to construct railways under certain
approved regulations, antilogous to the system
that lias rosultod In such extensive railway
construction in thc t'uitcd Slates, with so
much advantage to trade and commerce.
8. That to encourage the mining industry,
the taxation of metalliferous mines should he
on a basis ol a pereentageon the net profits.
4. That the government ownership of telephone sysu-ms should be brought about as a
tlrst step in the acquisition of public utilities.
o. That a portion of every coal area hereafter to he disposed of sliould be reserved from
sale or lease, so that state owned mines may be
easllv accessible, if their operation becomes
necessary or advisable.
C. That in tbe pulp land leases provision
should be made for reforesting and that steps
sliould he taken for tliegeneratpreservation of
forests by guarding against thc wasteful de
structlon of timber.
7. That the legislature and government of
tlie province should persevere ln the elforls to
secure the exclusion of Asiatic labor.
s. That the matter of belter terms in tlie
way of subsidy and appropriations for the
province should be vigorously pressed upon
thc Dominion government.
'.'. That tho silver-lead Indnslries of tiie
proviuee be fostered anil encouraged hy the
imposition of Increased customs duties on lead
and lead products imported info Canada, and
tbat tbe Conservative members of the Dominion House be urged to suppurt auy motion Introduced for sucli a purpose.
10. That as industrial disputes almost In-
tiriably result in great loss and injury both to
thc parties directly concerned and to thc public, legislation should bo passed to provide
means for 1111 amicable adjustment of such disputes between employers and employees.
11. That it Is advisable lo foster tlie manufacture of tho raw products of the province
within tlie province as far as practicable by
means of taxation on thc said raw products,
subject to rebate of tho same-in whole or part
when iiiniuifiielurcd fn liritisli Columbia.
Doited Hatters of North America
THIS IS THE
UNION LAI.1.L of
thc United Hatters
of North America.
When you are buying a FUR HAT,
cither soft or etiff,
nee to It that thc
genuine UNION
Label Is sewed In It,
If a retailer 1ms
loose labels in his
rnsscBSiou and of-
ilth to put one In a
hat tor you, do not
patruiiizo liim. He
has not any npnttonnvo loose labSlfl* Loose
lahels in retail sion-.-' are counterfeits. Do not
listen lo imyoxnluniitioii RB to why tho Jiat
has no label. The Genuine Union Label is
perforated on the four odgei cxnciiy the same
us a |>m.-u!h<- stamp, ('oiiuturlelts aru noiih-
times perforated on three of (lie odees, ami
sometimes only on two. Keep ti sharp lookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are uhIul' them Jn order to get rid of
their M'tili-iin.iie huts, Tliu John B. HUitson
Uo. of J'lilladi-I I'hlu, i'a., Is non-union concern,
JOHN A. MOFFHT, President,
Orange, N.J.
JOHN PHILI.II'fl.Scfrotary,
11 tt'avcrly 1'laco, Room Jj, New York City.
*A>*U___L��S>VI7
The Marquis of Salisbury, Eng-
1ind's ex-premier, is dead and the
EAGLE HALL
on second floor in Eagle block
Ferguson, B. C.
There Is only one best mining journal.
That is
Mines and Minerals.
It lias a larger circulation than any two other
American mining journals bocause it Is the
best. It Js tho largest, best illustrated and
handsomest mining journal In tho world. It
is a mining paper for mining men. Subscription prlco *'2.00 per year. Send for free samplo
copy. Address MINKS AND MINERALS, Hcran-
ton, Pa., U. 8. A, Denver offices, Bartli Bldg.,
Denver, Col '
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Trout Lake.
-BUY LOTS 1N-
Drugs nnd Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded..
A.  F.  RANKINE
P. O. BLOCK, PERQOSOH, B. C.
High Class
FURNITURE
Our stock Is new and very
complete and wo sell on a
narrow margin. An order
would be appreciated.
We do anything In line of
Picture Framing.
JOHN E. WOOD, ii
Revelstoke, B. c. '"      j
44tttmnmt4444<#44t4eit>.��.*IX>4. .
Ferguson, the Pay-Roll Centre
of the Rich Lardeau.
FERGUSON
-IS THB	
HUB
OF THE DISTRICT
SOUTH of Ferguson lie the
phenominally rich
FREE MILLING GOLD
camps   of  Poplar   and
Rapid creeks, and
NORTH of Ferguson lies Fish
creek, where free mill-
gold ore abounds.
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up.
For Further Information* Apply to
HENRY FLOYD,
General Agent,
���Revelstoke. B. C.
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SAY!
*
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 of the Lardeau for work?
_Jk_
WE ARE
After You
w
lor that order  you are sending away out of the
district to save a few shillings.      Don't be  fooled. *
The   BAGEE  can give you satisfaction.     We
carry only the first quality in of .ice stationery, etc.
lt-*****iaail��-���- B ss
OUT  OF  TOWN BORDERS
Receive Ouriitrict Attention.
THE  EAGLE,,   Ferguson, B.C ;
-.. io/iSi;  liili     !' -���*
TTIS HONOR, the Lieutenant-Governor, dl-
XX recta thu publication of the following
circular, issued by the Commander-in-Chief.
and desires to express the hope, for reasons
that will appear to every reader, that the ro-
Jinest for thc restoration to the Doers of prized
amlly Bibles lost by them during the late war
will meet with a generous response.
Any such Bibles may be sent to the Provincial Seeretury'8 oflice, and they will be for*
warded to tlie Secretary of State of Canada for
transmission to London.
Provincial Secretary'). Oflice,
18th August, l.H)3,
WAR OFFICE,
London. 8, W., June, 1903.
Sir���I nm directed by tho ('ommnnder-in-
Chief to Inform you that it has been brought to
bis notice (lint on tlie conclusion of the recent
War in South Africa, a large number of Boer
families found, on returning to their farms,
that their family bibles had disappeared.
It appears lhat the Boor inhabitants of the
-South African Colonies set great store by their
family Bibles, whicli often contain family
records of some antiquity, and even In some
cases-arc the only repository of such records In
consequence of the unavoidable destruction of
church registers.
Lord Roberta feels sure that if any personi
have In tlieir pussessioa any of these Bibles
they Mill willingly return them when they
loHm bow they are valued by their former
possessors and lie thinks it unnecessary to cm-
phflslzo how much such a kindly act would bo
appreciated by our uew fellow subjects.
Ho therefore wishes it to be known as widely
ns possible among all officers and soldiers who
arc now nerving or have been retired, discharged or relegated to tbe Reserve, whether
they belong or belonged to tho Regular Army,
Auxiliary or Colonial Corps, and also among
any of their friends, to whom they may have
given them as tcIIcb, mat Mr. w. il. Alexander, of 12, IHshopsgato Street Without, London, E. 0��� has kindly consented to receive and
dispatch to their owners any such Bibles
which may have been taken from Boer farms.
He feels sure that thc above facts and the
knowledge thut it Is hiswlsh that all such relics should lind their way back to their former
owners will he sufficient to ensure that their
present owners, however much they value
them, will readily part with them for this pur,
pone. .
I am, etc.,
A, WYNNE,
D. A. G.
The General Officer Commanding.
NOTICE
Public nolice is hereby given that thc nnt&r-
signcd intend to npply under the provisions of
the "Trcimvny Company Incorporated Act"
and amended acts, for the incorporation of a
company with power to build, equip and operate a tramway nnd to construct and equip
and oporato telephone or telegraph lines in
connection therewith, between a point on
Trout lake, at or near tho townsite of Trout
Lake and a point on Lardeau river, West
Kootenay, fl tor near Ferguson, B.C., with
branch lines from, at or near, Ferguson, B., C.���
to Circle City on tho North Fork of Lardeau
river, and to Ton Mile on the South Fork of
Lardeau river.
The general route of said proposed tramway
and telephone or telegraph lines shall be along
or near the banks of Lardeau river and the
North and Sonth forks thereof.
Dated this 10th day of July, 1908.
A.JOHNSON, i
J.A. DARKAUH, S Applicants.
(i.S.McCAHTKH
Notice to Delinquent Co-Ownci'B.
To 7'. Gordon (ioldbcrg or L. (Joldburg, or to
any person or persons to whom they may
have transferred their interests In the Little
Robert and Little Robert No. 2 miner claims
situate nt tho head of the north fork of Lar-
dcau,c.rcek, and adjoining; the Black Warrior
croup on the southeast. In the Trout Lako
Mining Division of West Kootenay Distriot.
Yen are hereby notified that I have expended
two hundred and five dollars and twenty-(lye
cents (1205.26), iulaborand improvements on
the above mentioned mineral claims for the
current year in order to hold said mineral
claims undor thu provisions of the mineral
Act, and if within ninety days from tho date
of this notice you fail or refuse tocontribute
your proportion of such expenditures together
with all cost of advertising, your interest in
said claims will become the proporty of the
���subscriber, under section 4 of an Act entitled
An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 1000.
Dated at Ferguson tliis 10th day of July, 19W.
oct)0-3m JOSEPH C. KIRKPATRICK.
Certificate of Improvements.
"' NOTICK.
Lucky Jack, Lucky Three and Little Phil
minoral claims, situate In the Trout Lake Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located���On thc south east aide of
Poplar creek, near thc railway.
Take notice, that I, Robert Hodgo, ns agent
for E. M, Morgan, Free Miner's Certillcate No.
B67.688, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recordor forftUer-
tiflcnte of Improvements, for tho purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe abovo claims,
And further take notico that action, under
Section 87, must l.'u commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated ihis_!i;ih day of August, A. D. vm,
Oct. 30. ROUT. HODGE.
NOTICK.
Notico Is hereby given that I, W, B. Pool, intend, sixtv days; after date, lo apply to the
Honorable, tho Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works, for permission to purchaao for
mining purposes, the lands near Foplnf ereok
In West Kootenay, described as follows;
Commencing n't a post marked "W, B, Pool's
N. W, corner," planted about 20 chains south
of Mastersou ifc liiiillth's store at the K, & A.
Hy. track; thence SO chains cast; thenco IW
chnlnssoutii; thence :<0 chnins west; thence .10
chains north to tho point of commeucoiuont,
containing OOacros, more or less,    [
Ferguson, B, 0��� 18th August, 1908,
Oct. 10. W. B. POOL.
NOTICK.
Sixty days after ilii'.e, I, David Ferguson, Intend to apply to the chief Commissioner of
Lands nnd Works for permission to purchase
tho fallowing described laud, situated on the
South Fork of Lurdcuu creek, about ono milu
from forks above the town of Ferguson:
Commencing ut a post marked "David For-
gusou's N. W. comer," thenco south -!0rhaius,
.hence cast 20 chains, thenco north _!0 chains,
thence west 20 chains t<> point Of commencement, containing about 40 acres, more �����_��� less,
Dated this Bird day of fuly, lfWii.
October��. DAVf
DAVID FERGUSON.
60  YEARS' .
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ae.
Anyone Rending a sketch and description may
ni.lr_.ly ascertain onr opinion iroo whether an
fnvuntion -* probably pateutaUs. Coramimlca.
Ucmih atr.ct 17 cni4_i.i��iit lul. Handbook on ftuonta
���ont free, oldest agency for securing patents.
{Patenta token through Munn A Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific America
SOSnof ��n�� lolonimo loorao. Terra,is a
row: lourmontli.,IL St-**-iiyoll ne-fBilonlerj.
 Mo.36,BrMdM'New York
��->����������.���
Smith tf Co.
45 Bleary St.
* Montreal
Will be represented ln
Ferguson three or four
days each month. Any
orderB for clothing will
receive close attention
and we
1
GUARANTEE  A   FIT.
f
-Our representative
S. A. Scott is a
practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
Orders for him.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   ,   ���   ���
ARROW LAKES, B.C,
Sitnated^mldst scenery unrivalled for
grandeur. The most complete health
resort on the continent of North America
Its baths euro all Nervous and Muscular diseases. Its waters heal all
Kidney, Liver and Stomach ailments.
They are a never failing remedy for
all metallic poisons, completely purifying the system,
TKRMS���115 to $18 per week, according to residence lu Hotel or Villas.
You a
Wage
Earner ?
If so why not invest some of your
earnings to meet a possible reversal
of fortune. For a safe, profitable
investment there is nothing beats
an   accumulation    policy    in   the
This is a purely mutual company
arid all its assets, surplus and earnings belong to its policy holders,
For rates, etc., apply to agent,
E. O. WOODWARD,
Ferguson^B. C.
Time Table.
8. S. ARCHER OH S.S, LARDEAU.
Running between Arrowhoad, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing Octo-
bor 14th, 1003, will sail as follow**,
weather pormitting.
Leaving Arrowhead for Beaton and
Comaplix, twico daily���10k and 5k.
Leaving Boaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhoad, twice daily��� 7:15k and
12;4ok. Making close connections
with all C. P. li. Steamers and trains.
Tho owners reserve tho right to
change times of sailings without
notice,
The Fred Robinson Lumber Oo.Ltd
THE NEW AND ONLY
MAP
OFTHIS DISTRICT
Including tlio Fish Crook-camp
and Upper Dunesn River section, compiled by A. P. Cummins, P. L, B.| and S.
Shannon. B. A., Is now on sale at tliis
oflice. The ready sale o'( the man Is
proving all we have said for It. Tlie
Trout Lake division is lithographed iu
blaek, the Lardcuu in red,aud tlie Ainsworth in blue. Even a tenderfoot could
take a copv of tliis map and find any
claim recorded in the three divisions.
The mountains, lakes, creeks, wagon
roads, trails, surveyed railway routes,
aud the location and name (by a unique
Index) of every mineral claim in the
district is shown.
Next   to   Visiting   the. Country   In
Person This Map Takes First Place,
In fact every geographical
feature Is so well defined that one can
see at a glanco the nature of our country
and the trend of the claim locutions
gives an Intelligible idea of the mineral
belts running through thc camp. It is
certainly
��
The   Best   Worth   For   One  Dollar
ever offered in thc map line of a mining
camo. It is the first complete map ol
thc district and is selling ��vol I. It is just
what you are looking Tor. VVB ALSO
HAVE A FEW MAI'S MOUNTED ON
LINEN, WITH A GOOD COVER, FOR
TRAVELLERS OK I'KOSI'KCTOKS-
WHICH SELL AT I1.-50. THESE ARK
THE HEST VALUE, AS THEY WILL
LAST FOR YEARS.
Address your order, with an
enclosure of a one dollar bill, Ino
cheques, orders, etc.] to
THE LARDEAU EAGLE,
Ferguson, B.C.
Mining companies or others ordering
lots of 20 or moro, maps will be supplied at 50 cents each. .
"UtthmrOOLD OUST twku doyour work."'
No Soap, Borax, Soda or Ammonia is needed with
GOLD OUST
With little water and less effort -you can clean
anything about the house better, easier and
cheaper than with Soap or any other cleanser.
Once try it, you'll always buy it.
Made only by THB N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY,
Km Tort   &_____.   SLLoaiL ��* Montreal.
WE CARRY CARPETS,        i
LINOLEUMS, OILCLOTHS AND j
CHINA MATTING. j
I      IRON BEDS a Specialty      1
I $5 and up. I
. ���*���*��*/����.*������*>��..,,.<....������-.-.���-���-.I
Goods can be furnished to any part ol Lardeau on very short notice
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelson.
No Charge for packing �����������-�����������....... 4-4-4-4-t ���-���������>���->���---����� �����*-..--������-��� c*
- -�������������������������*>������.�����.�����.�������.�� c- ����������������
Funeral Directors and  j
Embalmers. I
- -  ICiraduate of Myer's Collcgo**ot Eujbnlmiufj]     4
Can attend caso at Perguson at ten     t
hours notico if advised by wire. J
4....4..H..4............ .��-������ ���
D. J.  Robertson tf Co-
nelson, B. C.
PRIVATE DININQ ROO.M8 FOB
LADIES.
HEADQUARTERS FOR COMMEK*
OIALAND MINING MEN.
'THE-
BALMORAL HOTEL
GORDON �� SLINGER, Props.
CAFE OPEN DAY AND NIGHT VNDEH SAME MANAGEMENT.
SAMI'LE ROOMS IX CONNECTION
Ferguson, B. C,  Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, 34,000,000
Capital (paid tip) - 2,986,286
Rest 2,650,000
HEAD OFFICE:
loronto, Ontario-
Branches in tho Northwest Territories. Provinces -of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vlca-Pi-es, aud Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gon. .Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C.  Branch-A   General   Banning  Business   Transacted,
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowod.
Drafts Sold available In All parts of Canada,
I nite'l states awl Europe.
Speolal attention given lo collodions anil
Mining llonds.
W. MACDONALD
Managei
Everybody     QUT  Special
smokes     A^D_	
-   The Union
CIGAR
TliPy are all Union mado nnd of tlio
bost litivana Tobacco monoy can
buy. Try mm itn>l satisfy pourBoll
its totht'ir r.iuilitv.
%
Union- CigA-b
Factory, H.A.
1! i*. 0 \v .v, Prop.
^4HfHMHMHf��JKj��_f^ X -���
Lardeau
Hotel
iV
.*���;���
���:���;���
#
We try to g'ive satisfaction 10 our  .niesls.
f     Laughton ��� Bros. fH
���:--.f
jjk Proprietors,    y
_$si*^*5.?*^H?;*^.H-vVi^-^j;->*i?.4K=--..:- ?��� :���������:-:.. .v;,- ^.p- ��������� ������
<v.,<^i/^>^,^\,-^i.,<v''*.v ,--���-, _.;'...,> ^^^vV.-,,.,.^^,...,,-.'-..,..
I.LIVERY AND CARTAGE
KIRKPATRICK & HILLMAN
Nave Stables at Ferguson, Tnut
1 ���
V
f.,1
w ana .:x**s
Whero they ic��?p* Tlirlit and ancvy vehjcloi, slnyle nu
double drivers, saddle nnd jiuck .t-> rsiwiur biro.
Also propi'lotops of 1 In; stnifi' routc^rtinnlnfr boltvtt
tlio above points, npiktnjj threo trips *eokl.\*.
���^)AT_SFACftlONi_,UARAira__aD*======
i
i -  ....    ,  -  ,
Local and General.
F, 0. Elliott was in town Tuesday.
Fred Scbultz, tlie tailor, loft Monday
for Rovelstoke.
J. V. Reeves went to Nelson yesterday un business.
Prank Holten of Poplar crook, spent
Sunday in Forguson.
.Tack Casoy loft Thursday for BlBbee,
Wjo., for a holiday.
S. Shannon paid a visit to Trout
Lako Monday night.
I. Fleishman, the travelling joweler,
was in Ferguson Friday.
Wm. White and Wm. Keaths startod
for Mexico on Monday afternoon.
Hugh McPherson, road Superintendent, was up to Ferguson on Wednesday.
Dr. Newcombe paid his usual professional visit to Trout Lake on Tuesday.
Sam. T. McColl and Jas. Jamleson
of Revolstoko, returned to Ferguson
on Friday last.
Barkley Crilly, assistant manager
of the Ophir-Lade company, went to
Camborne Monday.
I. A. Lade, superintendent of the
Oyster-Criterion, on Fish creek, spont
Saturday in Ferguson.
E. Jacobs, representing the 13. C.
.Mining Rocord of Victoria, is in Forguson in tbe interests of his journal.
R. T. Lowery, editor of the New
Denver Ledge and ' publisher of Low-
ery's Claim, was in Ferguson ovor Sunday.
S. Daney went out and returned on
Tuesday, bringing two fine, heavy
draught teams of horses to use iu his
cartage business.
W. S. Broderick, superintendent of
thc International Correspondence
Schools for Western Canada, spent
Sunday and Monday in Ferguson ro-
viewing this Held.
Jack Chism and Geo. Weir returned Wednesday from the "Blizzard'' mining property, which joins the
Badshot. They wore out doing assessment and found tho wet weather vory
dlsi'grocablc.
A deputy mining recorder's oflice has
lioen opened at Poplar creek, with
Alexander Lucas, mining recorder at
Kvlo, in charge temporarily. This
will bo a grout convenience to tho hundreds who aro prospecting in that district.
Mrs. J. Q. McKinnon and children,
accompanied by Miss McKinnon, left
Tuesday morning for Vancouver,where
thoy have taken a house, to spend a
month or six weeks hy the salt water.
The/ wero driven   to Beaton by Mr.
McKinnon,
i
The moving picture show given In
ICagle hall Monday night was not what
wc could call a success. The failure
was caused by a deficiency in chemicals
to produce light. The showman did
tho right thing, howevor, and oltored
onr,-Halt thu admittance money back.
Wm. Davey returned to Ferguson
from the Lucky Jim on Wednesday.
Hu went back to tho property noxt day
but before leaving ho told tbe Eagle
man that the claim looked good. There
aro bright prospects of "Billy" not
having to work for a living after this
summer,
Mrs. A. P, Garrett and family of
five, arrived In Ferguson on Saturday
from Boise City, Idaho, They wero
mot at Poplar creek by Mr. Garrett,
superintendent of tho Nottie L. mine,
who went that far to meet thorn. Tbey
havo taken up housekeeping In tho
Kwlng residence.
R. W. Brook, geologist, and W. H.
Boyd, D. L. S., who form a geological
survey party, arrived ln Ferguson last
Friday and left next morning for the
summit of Nettie L. mountain. They
arc taking distances, elevations, etc.
They made the distance from the
wharf at Trout Lake to Ferguson just
four miles.
', Ed ward Baillie, accountant, of Boss-
land, accompanied by his wife and little daughter, Helen, came down from
Poplar oreek yesterday on their way
home Mr. Baillie has decided to locate at Poplar, and is now building a
combined oflice and residence thero
which will be ready for-occupation
early next month. He already haa
branch ofllces at Camborne, Ferguson
and Trout Lake City, and Is heavily in
terested in' Lardeau properties. He
has been-a* great believer in the district for somo time past, and thinks an
old timo boom is now about due there,
���Nolson News.
Locals With a Paystreak.
Legal forms for sale at Eagle office.
HOTEL FOR SALE-In prosperous
town of Ferguson, B. C. Apply at
Eagle office.
It pays to uso the telophono. A trip
can often be saved to Trout Lake, Beaton, Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
the phono. Office in Cummins & Co.'s
store.
Orders for furniture will be flllod as
quickly and* with better results at the
wholesale and retail store of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than anywhere else in the province.
* Smokers: If you want tho genuine "Union" and "Our Special"
cigar see that "Union Cigar Factory"
is stamped In gilt letters on every box.
���H. Al Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
Wanted immediately.���A good
camp cook for the Triune mine. Apply to J. A. McCrossan, Manager.
Order 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., -Revol'-
stoke, B. C. Mail orders attended to
promptly.
A. M. Craig still conducts the feed,
livery and freighting stables at Beaton, and has saddle horses and light
and heavy conveyances for hire at all
times. His daily stago for Goldflelds
and Camborne meets the steamboat on
its arrival and departure.
Anyone having accounts against the
King's Hotel will please present same
on or before August 31st and the same
will be paid. Also all accounts due the
King's hutol must be paid by the 31st
of August.
James Cummings, Proprietor.
PROPERTY FOR SALE-Lot No.
10, in block 05, on Main Btroet, next to
Ferguson hotel, and lots 6 and 7, In
block 1, also on Main street near post
ofilco. These aro vory desirable lots
and can be purchased cheaply. Apply
to E. G. Woodward, Eagle office.
GO TO-
CUMMINS'
FOR
FINE
CONFECTIONERY,
FANCY
BISCUITS,
TOBACCOS,
FRUIT, ETC.
Ferguson,     -     -     -    B. O.
M-_^_feif^(a_itajfejrfcj<>ij��ij��z.sfajK
Tonsorial
Parlors..
MAIN STREET,
FERGUSON, B. C.     <A
Shaving.     Shampooing, tf
_j Hair-dressing, Singeing. 'A
3 Dyeing, Baths, hot and I',
^       oold water. -i
Jj I have tho beat ���ppninteA Kfilip in tlie C
;'  Lardeau.  0|icn from ** n. in, to H p. nt,  K
jj   ROY E. JAMIESON   J
L Proprietor. JS-
��}VTjr��p-��*)vjjr*^ST^T^r_p-i}t-i*8
FERGUSON
MEAT MARKET
Having purchased the
Ferguson Meat Market we
are prepared to supply our
customers with all kinds of
Fresh and cured meats. A
good supply of Beef, Pork,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand.
P,
Subscribe lor the Lardeau Eaolk.
OB. N. WILKIE,
��� P. L. S.
Provincial
Land
Surveyor
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys mado and Crown Grants
Obtained.
Oflice:     -      -     Trout Lake;
J-��# EDWARDS
TAXIDERMIST,
Revelstoke,
B. C.
w
1LLIAM A. BAUER,
DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS.
Surveys ol Mines, Mineral Claims and
Crown Lands. Crown Grants Obtained and Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
unices:  Camborne and Vancouver
���\yM. E. DEVEREUX,
1'.   L.   S.|
CIVIL and
MINING
ENGINEER.
Ollicc,
Beaton, B. C
���ROBERT HODGE,
BARRISTER, etc.
Solicitor For
The Imperial Bank
Perguson, B. C.
OFFICE-In tbe Ophir Lado block.
H
ABVEY, MCCARTER 4 PINKHAM,
Barristers, Solictors, etc.
Offices ��� le.velntoko, Golden, and Ferguson, solicitors lot Imperial Bank
olCanada
Geo. 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
���pRED 0, ELLIOTT,
Barrister,  Notary Public etc.
TROUT LAKE CITY B. C, AND
I FERGUSON,   B.   C.
**** iiiiiiiiiminiiii'ii
����B.C. ASSAY**CHEMICAL SUPPLY CO. "a.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Hcarii-narterslor Afftsjflra, Mining
A Mill Kuppllea. Hole agents In il.
0, lur Morgan Crucible Co., Hattem-a,
Knglatnl- F. W, Urann & Co.'s Patent
I'aiy l-nr iuiCch, Burners, etc.; Wm. Alnsworth di Co.'n Fine Balances, etc., etc.
Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry.
A
Q
Ihave high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Crescent, Street,
C. P. R. Special,
Elgin, Father Time,
Veritas and B. W.
Raymond's.
I have  Eight-Day, Gon
Strike and Nickle Clocks.
J. V. REEVES,
Jeweler and Optician,
FERGUSON, B. C
We have made provision for very
extensive-sales during August. Call
and examine our stock before placing an
order.
Tea and Coffee
We make a specialty of Pure Teas and
Rich Coffees.
Summer Clothing, Boots and Hats of the best
make and large assortment.
McKinnon & Sutherland
New Goods for the  Trade.
4 +
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
The best selected siock that has ever been shown in tho Lardeau.
HARDWARE DEPARTMENT.
A new lot of Hardware covering everything used In mine or the bush
BOOTS AND CLOTHING,.
A fine lino of waterproof Boots for prospectors, and bushmon.
Clothing for all purposes anda full*took.
G-. B. Batho & Co.,
THE POST OFFICE STORE.
T^
THE   KING'S HOTEL
Well lighted and heated by hot
air furnace. Tables supplied
with the best the market affords.
Rates $1.SO Per Day
��
JAS.  CUMMINQS,   Prop.. Ferguson, B.   C.
When you reach Trout Lake City put
up at the Queens. Good accommodation
.. Best ot service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars..Fire proof safe..
Abrahamson Brothers, Troiwbtors,
Packing and ft*"^**^
Freighting     Transfer 0utfit'
Contraots entered into for packing of Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point In the distriot.
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.   Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson
a specialty. .
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.    S. Daney, Prop..
perguson Hotel
McDONELL & BLACK.
Proprietors.
FERGUSON, B. C.
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