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Lardeau Eagle 1901-08-15

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VOL. III. NO. 27.
$2.00 A YEAR.
\ Promising Section of tii
Witli Lots of Low-Grade Ore
Need of Railway Transportation
should visit tbis basin and the claims
In the creek at the mouth of the
basin, one of tho best waterfalls in the
country Is seen. All the year round
this water rolls down hundreds of feet.
What a master of power is here? With
funds back of this it seems that any
good company might lessen tho present
transportation difficulties and dump
the ore at Circlo City at a good profit.
After our visit wo have como to tho
conclusion that McDonald basin has
not had tbe credit it deserves. For
larger surfaco ore showings cannot be
found in this district then exist thero.
It may be too, that new blood coming
into this part will glvo it new life and
the credit it seems to deserve.
Written for tlio EAOLE.
McDonald creek is situated on the
Utinciin siilo of the divide about three
miles from Circlo City and Is tributary
to the west fork of Duncan river.   McDonald ereek Is approached from Fcrgu
son by a good trail  on wagon  road
grade (now boing built) to Circlo City;
thence by trail up tho mountain side
to tho Little Robert summit; theueo by
trail to Horn's cabin in McDonald basin
'i'o tlio northwest the mountains ris,
vory steep, to an altitudo of from 8,001
to 10,000 feot, with vory littlo timber
Here the .strata etui bo seen alternating
from tho bold lime stone to tlio soft
weathered  slates   and   schists   with
patches of snow and glaciers hero am
there as n change from the everlasting
rock?.   To the southeast the mountains
rlso less steep and  end in a massive
glaoler on tho divide between Westfall
creek and McDonald creek.   The first
property visited wns tho well known
Black Warrior group comprising four
claim?, viz:    Black Warrior, White
Star, and a timber claim.   Three
aro adjoining claims on the Black Warrior lead, the timber claim sidelining
to tho east and is woll timbered.   The
showings and tunnol are reached by a
trail from tlio cabin.   On the Black
Warrior    considerable    development
work is dono by tunnel and open cuts on
tho stn face on a well defined voin outcropping oh tho throe claims named,
and continuing to other properties beyond. The surfaceshowing is oneof the
best we have ever seen in tho district,
being about forty feot west of the main
limo in good looking schist,   The vein
is composed of solid and boulder galona
.. in places from one to two foet wide
with, nt the showing abovo tho tunnel,
two feet of carbonates, rich In'copper,
which makes It a most desirable as woll
as a valuable ore.   About 80 feet bolow
this big showing tho tunnel Is started
and run from TC0 to 1(10 foot in a crosscut position for development, and allowing 000 feet for deeper workings
und draining the property...
In tbe big limo another good showing
is seen, and traceable from and through
this group of claims into the adjoining
ones, viz: Tbe Mountain Lion Mining
Co. property. This property recently
changed hands and Is now hold by the
above company, with their head ofllco
In Minneapolis, and represented by M.
C. Miller. Tho property consists of
throu claims, Black Scott, Black Scott
No. 2, and Mountain Lion. Through
this property the Black Warrior voin
passes, us docs also the Old Cold nnd
Prlmroso vein. Being sandwichotl as
It Is between two suoh well known
properties, Black Warrior and Old
Oold, stood results should moot the
efforts of this company,
Sidelining the Mountain Lion and
Black Warrior groups of claims aro
a number of claims hold by the John
stono brothers and Manross, all of
which huvo good showings of ore
chiefly in the lime.
Across tho crook from tho last named
claims, to tho northwest corner, Ilea
Cummorfjrd's proporty, the Treadweil
Amy C, and other woll known claims.
On Coiiiiiiei-foi-d's proporty tho ore
bodies [ii-oitiimonse,oponod by trenches,
a short tunnel, etc., ,10 feet wido with
no foot or hanging wall in sight. What
applies to G'oramoiford's is also true of
tbo Treadweil and Amy c. Parties
visiting this camp and desiring to sec
largo bodies of medlum-grade ore,
and DiroDi
Work Wanted
t Terms Asked
ing Men Willing to
Under Bond
are under bond to the London & British Columbia goldflelds. These shares
have a nominal value of $1,000 and upon them $.'1(10 havo been called up. A
Baker street merchant yesterday
picked up one of the shares for $550.
This gave the vendor closo upon 100
por cent, upon his investment. Tho
second paymont upon tho London & B.
O. goldtiolds bond falls due upon tlie
14th inst., and calls for tlio payment of
$15,000, anil one month later it is said
tlio holders of tbo bond will have to
elect whether they will take the property at $250,00(1 in cash or at $150,000
In cash and 25 pet- cent, of thc stock in
the company formed for the development of tho property. Nolson Tribune.
Tlie Provincial Government Sliould
Build Smelters and a Refinery
Joe Murray and Gordon Mcldrum
have just completed a 50-foot crosscut
en tho Klondiko claim in this group,
located at tbo headwaters of Murray
creek, on what Mr. Murray terms
Eaglo mountain. Au assay average
taken from tho surface of the lead,
made on August 2nd by the Montana
Ore Purchasing Co. at Butte, went 40
cents in gold, $22.80 In Bilvor and $8 in
lead to tbe ton, while another lot of ore
takon from a parallel lead on the Silver
Star, one of the group, went a trace in
gold, $31,00 in silver and $21.25 in lead.
Mr. Murray was in town on Saturday
and has submitted samples taken from
an open cut to S. Shannon, B, A., for
issay. Other nssays havo run ns high
as $4 in gold. Mr. Murray is confident
that ho has a worthy group, well worth
developing, but like many others his
hank account is below zero. However
if he cannot find a man who is willing
to take up tbo proposition, bo will re-
commonce work this fall or as soon as
he earns enough money to buy a grub
John MoTaggart Blown 300 Feet
Down a Precipitous Mountain of Book.
Probably no man ever escaped death
so miracuously as did John McTuggart
at tho Metropolitan group on Wednesday last at about il o'clock. A sories
of holes wero 11 red along a stringer of
ore on tho face of tbo precipitous
mountain of rock by tbo men working
on tbe surface. Immediately "flro"
was called tho mon picked thoir way to
a place of safety, with tho excoption of
McTaggart. Ho made for tho tunnel
below to tell the men thero to stay inside until tho blasting was over. When
within some twenty feet of the tunnel
month the lirst blast wentolf, and while
McTaggart was trying to dodge the
flying rock, tho others exploded; the
concussion hurling him into the air
with tbo shower of rock on top of hlra.
He was soon missed by tho crew, and
was found some ,'100 feot below ln a
small bluff which bad fortunately prevented him going another few hundred
feet down tho mountain side. A makeshift stretcher was soon provided and
MoTaggart was taken to tho cabin.
Astonishing as it may ��eem ho was
conscious throughout, and investigation proved that though ho was badly
bruised from bead to foot, only his
right knee-cap was broken In threo
plocos. Ten men woro selected from
tho working foroo and McTaggart was
packed to Ferguson on a strotcher
whore the Minors' Union, of which be
was a mombor, took him in charge.
Dr. McLean of Ifovolstoke, was wired
for, (thero being nono in tbe camp now)
and arrivod tho following day. It was
thought best to remove tho injurod man
to Revolstoko, and tlio boys again
volunteered to pack hlra to tho Landing. Soveral persons witnessed the ac-
cldont, and the EAGLE man arrived
before McTaggart had beon removed
from tho hill, and thoy cannot understand how JkfdTttMfart got oil alive.
Every attention possible was given
him by all his fellow-workers. The
doctor thinks ho can bring him around
all right, and theEAGLE hopes be can,
for Jack is ono of the favorites of this
camp. Ho is plum full of grit, and at
no timo did bo complain. One of the
benefits of belonging to tbo Minors'
Onion is fully brought out by this incident.
"It is not tbo lack of capital that is
keeping your distriot back," said a
mining man to the. BApi.E yesterday,
"but tbo lack of development unci fairness among property owners. Why
your property ownors haven't anything
to show us, with very few exceptions.
I'll admit that you have some of Ihe
richest silver-lead producers f over
laid eyes on, but thoy are not for sale.
And the few likely shippers that you
have aro hehl nt too high prices altogether. When you consider their location and what it costs to get ore out
from them, you must.admitthat figures
ranging from $50,000 to,'9200,000 aro too
high. Of course if you could glvo us
a working bond, with no cash-down
paymont, and only safeguard tbe
owners' interests, then we could do
business If your owners have faith In
their properties what morn or better
could they ask than that we go ahead
and dovelop their property. Tf it is
worth their price a/tor that, wo'll pay
it, but not before. These penny ante
cash-down payments, nnd the balance
In stock, etc., nro all right for those
who like It. But my exporionec has
taught mo that "stock" mining is not
legitimate mining at all. ft is subjected to too much manipulation. Every
share I ever bought in a mining com
pony was always on the assumption
tbat tbere was another sticker in the
world. And there was. But now I
want a good legitimate mining property; I'm not particular about the
price; but my syndicate must hnve time
to prove that the property Is worth it
beforo paying for it. Can yen tell mo
where I can get such a proposition?"
Thu Eagle roan is jtill wondering.
Can any of you big property owners
como to our rescue?
A short shaft has been sunk on tlio
lead which shows un the Brown creek
slopo, just over the summit and glucler
from tho Triune, where this fraction is
located. At the bottom of tho work a
thin, v.*ell mineralized portion of the
ledge, lying on a perfect wall, is seen.
AllUoi' 40-feot tnnuel would tap aud
drain the ledge, and a fow foet uf drifting sliould then prove, the property to
a considerable extent. Tbo Eagle
was ovor the property en .Monday last.
ni!: .-mktkopoi.itas shipment
leir Course Will Determine tie
Future of Silver-Lead Industry
About a ton of oro came down to
B'erguson by pack train yesterday, it
being the first of a carload lot which
will bo freighted from hero to tlie
Landing this month, if the snow keeps
oil a large additional shipment to the
smelter will bo made. Tho quantity
taken out so far has mado no appreciable effect upon the quantity of
ore in sight.
J, H. O'Neill Spends a Busy Two
Weeks Iu This Promising
The Mountain Lion Co. Have Added
a Five Figure Property to,
Their Holdings.
[lev. M. O. Miller nf Minneapolis,
managing director of tho Mountain
Lion Co., roturned from tho American
group on Tuesday evening and left
yesterday morning for bis north fork
properties. Mr. Miller gavo tbo EAOLE
to understand that bis company bad
purohased tbo American, nt a livo
flguro price, tho purchase to be a cash
doal, extending ovor a series of payments. Hugh Brown is now stripping
tho lead and preparing for extensive
development, which Mr. Miller hopes
to continue all winter. Tho govern
ment and Mr. Miller combined will
build a new trail from Trout lake to
this property, thero being somo $450 of
a government grant available for that
purposo. Mr. Miller showed tho Eagle
a line specimen of American oro which
he took out on Tuesday. Messrs.
Abrahamson brothers and Tom Taylor,
M. L. A., wero tho owners of tho
Amorican. The EAGLE will bo in a
position next wook to give some more
doliuito nows concerning tbis deal.
J. H. O'Neill of flarrietsvllle, Ont.
wbo has been spending the last two
weeks in tho camp, will return homo
to-morrow. While hero Mr. O'Neill
visited tlie Old Cold camp, McDonald
eroek basin, Great Northern hill, Ethel
hill, Biidshot-Opbir-Latlo hill, Gainer
creek, Silver Cup-Triune hill, and
yesterday the Nottie L. bill. He says
be bus not been disappointed in his expectations and speaks most favorably
of our prospects as a coming mining
camp. He is of the opinion that if
more people were to eoiuo in and seo
this camp for themselves thoy too
would bo much surprised and well satis-
lied with tho opportunities for investment offered hero. He himself bad
hoard and read a good deal of the
camp, and had invested some money,
but may now call in somo associates In
tho east and mako a purchase or two,
with the object of getting In on tbo
ground floor. Mr. O'Neill thinks that
undoubtedly now is the proper time to
make close buys, as with the advent of
tbo railway, now building, a change
will ensue as more people come in. Ho
entertains no doubt as to the activity
which will follow railway transportation, having seen for himself our acres
of low grado ore, which will thou bo
available for shipping purposes at a
goodly profit.
Tho EAGLE has in its oflice somo line
specimens of silver-lead oro from tho
J. C. group, located over on Lake creek,
and comparatively bandy to tho now
railway. Messrs, Chism and R.Poran
are now doing assessment work over
there, and for a big showing of medium-
grade oro the J. C. group would bo hard
to boat. Here Is one proposition which
any man looking for au investment,
might tackle with hope of success,
other things being equal. In fact tho
owners may be able to do business
themselves upon tho completion of tho
railway to tho foot uf Trout lake.
The Lardoau and Trout Lake district's interests aro identical with those
of the Slocan. Last week tlio BAGLE
dealt at some length with tbe questiec
of the government going Into the mining
business, but not a whisper is hoard
from either Mr. Taylor or tbe govornmont, No wonder the Paystreak askb:
Is thu Slocan to be left to tbo tender
mercies of every oM trust and combine
ami monopoly that happens to have the
Deadwood? Are the mining operators
of this district to he held up and
robbed and pillaged forever or is the
government going to grasp the situation and come to the rescue of this
prince of industries? What are they
going to do about it?
If the Dunsmuir government, is tbe
business government it is advertised to
be it can build provincial smelters and
refineries In tbis camp and can operate
the same without asking any favors
from any firm, trust, corporation or
combine. It can take the lead ores of
tbe Slocan and tho dry ores of tho Slocan oity division and can treat them nl
an equitable rate, returning to tbe
producer a fair proportion of what he
produces. If cinches go in this game
the government has a lead pipe, ft
does not havo to knuckle down to any
transportation', smelter or refinery
monopoly. It can take tbo miner's ore.
treat it for what it costs aud return tho
balance. It does not need to skill prospect owners and small producers ii
order to live. Its business ability
should furnish it with common sense
enitf to keep tho lead stacks smoking
aud its concern forthe public wolfare
sliould impel it to see that the producers wore not dealt with in a way
tbat leads to the bankruptcy court.
This is what tho Slocan wants aud it.
wants it bad. It is all right to go
ronud yammering about hampering
private industry, sooialism, vested
rights and all that kind of old guff, but
drawing to a knot hole won't catch a
lumber yard, and if tho Slocun waits
until private industry gives up it>
vested right to gouge tlio public it wll
be still waiting when Gabriel blows
that golden born.
This is a straight business proposition for a business government to consider. It is not a wild-eyed, Iiq.ii--
brained chimera, it is what tho pooplo wantand it Is something tbogovern-
ment can give if Its members will
shake the hay out of their hair and
rise to the. emergency. Such a policy
introduced by an ctnbrayo minister Of
mines would lind favor, ft la up to Mr.
Dunsmuir. lf Mr. Dunsmuir means to
do business ho should come on with
his guarantee.   Tbo Slocan is waiting.
The shares of tho Imperial Development syndicate are beginning to climb
up by reason of the development which
Is now boing dono upon tho Imperial
and Eva groups in ths Lardeau, which
This has certainly been an ideal
spell of weather for this district. Almost a cloudless sky has prevailed for
tho past month, Work is steadily progressing and this fall oro shipments
will opon tho eyes of tho outsido in
vesting publio.
Messrs. .1. T. Lauthers. E. Moyer
and Hollonback havo driven a 1 Ill-foe-.,
crosscut tunnel (three mon drove It io
four weeks) on one of tho Idle While
group of fivo claims, located on tho
Ferguson slope of Silvor Cup bill.
They oxpect to tap the load, locally
known as tho Windsor, this week. Mr.
Lauthers, who was in town on Monday,
says they get good gold values, a:i
average suiTaeo sample going $42.
Interesting developments will follow If
tho load below bears out tbo prospects
on tho surface.
Ono of tho finest mineral cabinets in
the caiup will soon be on view in 8,
Shannon's assay office, (\~��
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thi; l.AUDKAi: HAULS,
If the provincial government does
not come to the rescue of the silver-
lead industry by establishing and
operating a refinery, editors of B.
C. newspapers will not be the only
ones to join the ranks of the agriculturalists.
Because some newspaper publishers are found' advocating what rhey
believe to be in the interests of the
country, is no yood reason why
they should be declared guilty of
seeking office or having political
aspirations. These words of Wm.
MacAdams of the Sandon Paystreak are applicable in most cases:
"A flash of the Paystreak's bank
account would give the most ardent
political aspirant a cold chill. We
haven't money enough to run for
pound keeper. Besides, no one
v.-ants us to run and we wouldn't
tun if they did. Working for nothing in the newspaper profesh is
soul-harrowing enough to drive a
l.ospel shark to the gin mills, but
when it comes to politics���Oh, my
Ferguson wants a resident physician. There is a government grant
of $200 a year available, but this
might be increased to $500. There
is a good practice in this camp for
the right man ; but he must savvey
his business.
Quite a number of the long bonds
given to outsiders by local property
owners during lhe past winter have
only succeeded in tying the properties up for a period. Fabulous
sums mentioned in bonds look nice
on paper, but they don't amount to
much as pic-card collateral. Experience is the great and only
If the people owned the trusts
there would be no danger of us
suffering from "the colossal greed
of the capitalist," nor get from "the
tyranny of labor unions." To escape either or both public utilities
must be owned by and operated in
the interests ot the people. A man
doesn't usually go on strike when
working for himself. Make him a
shareholder in the people's trust.
The mining industry is the one
industry where "competition" is no
factor in its make-up.   The system
of "co-operation" is evident through-
out.   Few individuals own mines.
They are invariably controlled by
syndicates or stock compan es. The
production ot mineral wealth does
not compete with mines or camps
already establishsd, but rather adds
that much to  the wealth of  the
country.   The huge trusts are putting the average business-men, with
ti small capital, out of business���in
fact they are demonstrating the folly
of competition.   The many who are
ousted as a result of the big trusts
tire seeking new fields; but competition is rampant everywhere.    Hence
the production of natural mineral
wealth holds  out  special induce,
ments to just such men.   And the
constant  arrival of Americans  in
this  district,  seeking  investment,
shows  clearly   that   Uncle   Sam's
middle-men nre beginning to feel
the squeeze.    In fact these arrivals
admit that this is why they are here
looking for mining prospects. They
must get away from competition,
und the mining industry is the only
lield offered to them at present.   If
ihe  Lardeau district was properly
advertised, nnd our wonderful mineral resources made known to these
people, who are discontentedly looking for an escape from the evils ot
competition, nothing but good could
come of it.    Every property owner
in this camp should assist the Eagle
lo spread printer's   ink  in   Uncle
Sam's domain, where the trusts are
most keenly felt.   Five dollars a
tj-car from each property owner in
ibis district would enable the Eagle
10 issue a daily paper, and the editor to live on something other than
concentrated hope, scenic beauty,
prunes and creek water; while thp
property owners could readily sell
their claims tn men anxious to develop them,   xllut, will the property
owners help'Us to keep themselves?
There's the Hit).
It is a pretty hard proposition for
B. C. mining district newspapers to
keep the bright side out. In the
Lardeau a good deal of work, by
local men, is going on it is true,
but very little new capital is seeking
investment. The progress now
being made is in the face of almost
unsurmountable difficulties. To
restore confidence and mining activity the government must go into
the mining business. The almighty
lead trust has us fast, and the government holds the only means of
releasing its grasp. But the Eagle
fears the sheriff will hold many of
us in his bosom by the time our
unprogressive and incapable legislators see fit to come to our rescue
by buying and handling the raw
mineral production.
Has Premier Dunsmuir a supporter in the interior which could safety
resign his seat to accept a cabinet
position ? If he thinks so let him
make the experiment.
Interior journalists seem willing
and. ready to accept Thos,
McNaughrtis suggestion to meet
and organize nn institute. It is
now up to Mr. McNaught to name
the date and call, the meeting. A
unanimous response is certain.
If some of the coast papers, instead of discussing the situation in
China and reviewing the history ol
ancient tin mines, would get in and
help bring our legislators, to a sense
ot their duty, the chances are a
government refinery and smelter
would be established this year in the
The Eagle is much pleased to
note the interest now evidenced by
the provincial press in the necessity
of the people going into the mining
business. Though it may be a
repetition of our oft expressed views
the Eagle cannot do better than
reproduce editor Grogan's words in
the last issue of the Revelstoke
Herald. He says : "The smelting
business on this continent is now
under one management, which as
we have recently found out to our
cost thereby controls not only the
smelting but the mining industries
of the country. The moment any
privately owned smelting industry
in Kootenay begins to interfere with
the plans of this management they
will find a way either to starve it
out or buy it out. It would never
be secure for a moment.   The only
One of the commendable and
valuable' features of' trades-unions
is the manner in which they look
after any of their members who are
in distress. This was particularly
noticeable during the past week,
when John McTaggart, a member
of the Miners' union here, was in
jured at the Metropolitan. The
boys packed McTaggart from the
mine to Thomson's Landing, a distance of some 26 miles, on :
stretcher, and gave the injured man
the very best attention, while $10 a
week for ten weeks is also provided
by the union. Trades-unionism
stands for justice and protection to
those who become members, and
also secures benefits for non-union
men. It there is a miner outside of
the ranks of the union in this camp
to-day the above should be an object lession for him.
I ar: prepa red to fill orders for
any description or quantity of
Lumber on the shortest notice.
I am agent /or	
���Sa'wyer Bros.' ���
 Sash and Door	
and will be pleased to fill orders.
R. Davis, Prop.
Ferguson Saw Mill
The latest exchanges contain persistent rumors concerning the C. P,
R. maintenance men's strike. One
says the locomotive drivers and
conductors will go out in sympathy
and protection this week. One thing
is certain organized labor dare not
let the present strikers lose, in the
face of Manager McNicoll's attitude.
And just why they have not called a
halt much sooner is a surprise to
many. But there is only one settlement in sight. The men must be
recognized and dealt with as men
rather than so many cattle. The
whole trouble is simply a means to
an end. It is only hastening the day
when the people, including the
strikers, will become the shareholders; robbery will cease and
Canada's greatest commercial highway will be operated in the interests
of its shareholers���the people.
During thc past week the Eaole has
visited many mining properties up tbe
peopje who, can own and operate; north fork of Lardeau creek, tn Mc-
smelters nnd refineries in this disf lOonald crook basin, and up the south
trict so as to prove of certain and
permanent  benefit to  the mining
industry    are   the    whole   people
through their government.     If the
provincial government really want
to help out the silver lead districts,
if they really wish to put Kootenay
in the position  in the producing
list, to which the unique extent of
high grade ores found in the district entitles it, if in short they have
it in them to grasp a great opportunity, then they will rise to the
occasion and by the erection of government  smelters    at   convenient
points and at least one government
refinery within the district will put
us in a position of absolute independence of the American Smelting
Trust and give silver-lead mining
in   Kootenay   an  impetus,   which
would soon enable her to put the
low grade camps in the States in
the shade,   't is of pourse a good
deal easier to sit down and say over
capitalization did it and let it go at
that.     In   Kootenay  however we
don't give a continental what did it.
We want to know what the government Ir going tb do about It."
A' lork of Lardeau oreek and around the
headwaters of Brown creek, via Brown
creek. On Wednesday morning we
left for the Metropolitan group, arrlv,
Ing just In time to see the working
forco bringing an Injured man down
the hill. In company with tho foreman, Frank Holton and M. B. Webber
ot Winona, Minn., wo went ovor the
group and found Surveyor Wllkle and
his mon busy surveying, and development work progressing. Tho follow:
Ing morning we left for McDonald ereek
basin, whero a few properties Including tho Blaok Warrior were visited.
Individual reports of the different
properties will appear tn these columns
from time to time. On Monday the
Eaolk man made a trip up Brown
eroek, a tributary of the south fork, and
looktd over tbe Cromwell, I, X. L,
Triuno Fraction and othor properties.
From the camping ground at the head
of Brown creek all the noted properties
up that way radiate. Thero are certainly some fine ledges running through
the distriot at this point. Further particulars of this seetion will also be
given as soon as the writer is restored
to his normal condition.
Work has ceased on the Nettle L.
wagon road, tho govornmont funds having expired, and the company's money
is not on the spot.  There isn't a mile
I of tbe work completed at yet,
Ask for our ��� ���
Popular Brands:
Fenton's Ohoioe
V and I ��� ��� v
Motion's Pride ���
Canada's Own ���
Moss Bose .��� ;������
SlWer Bpray   ���
Manufactured by the consumers* Tobacco Company, Limited,
ftuccesooM to waguer-Kcnton Tobacco Co., Leamington, Ont.
STARKKY A Co., Nelson, B.C., Agenti for tha Kootenays
Sold by OHO. B. BATHO & CO., Ferffunou, B. C.
grof u
When you reach
Xrout Lake City
register at the
Abrahamson Broi., Frop're
Good accommodation, best service, choice wineB, liquors and
cigars, firo proof Bate, rates
'California Wine Co.,
Limited, Nelson,  b. C.
Wines and
Agents for Calgary Beek.
Oold, Silver-Lend and Copper Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE. FREE
MILLING   GOLD properties wanted at onee (or Eastern investors.
Parties bavins mining property For Sale are requested to send samples
of their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition. '   '
All samples should be sent by express prepaid. Correspondence
solicited. Address all communlcatltin to
P.O. Box 700,      NELSON, B. II.
The "Cop;" has been in the hands of
the lithographers for three weeks now,
and the maps are expected here dally.
Send ln your order now.
L AR DE AU I   S��I.OOsMCIf=*>f.n0=*MCIi=
Orders already received will be filled
promptly upon receipt ot maps. 1
Packing and
Ferguson Packing and
Transfer Qutfit.
Contracts 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. ***yjf S. Daney, Proprietor,
i| Hotel Ferguson
The bar is supplied with the best brands of
fPines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted.
Rates ���a.oo'i, day and upwards.
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
The King's Hotel
Three  Storeys,  High
Best and Biggest Stock
of Wines, Liquors
and Union-Made
Cigars in the Lardeau
Well Lighted, Furnace
Newly Built
Newly Furnished
Victoria Avenue, East,
Ferguson, B. C.
Hotel Lardeau
J. laughton, Proprietor
.; l..
aVSaflta mm    \-
Let tho people own the trusts.
If tho people owned the trusts there
would be no need of labor unions.
No one in theso days with an ounce
of brains dare assort that the railroads
aro now run for the benefit of the
Bonuslng private enterprises to enter
into any business Is all rot, Let the
people go Into business, on business
Thero is ono solution forthe strlko
epidemic and bull-headed anarchy of
private capitalists���lot tho poople own
tho trusts.
The Union Label
Oo everything yob bay Is a guarantee
tbat the producers thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production.
Insist on having the label.
Doited Batters of North America
With somo people, tho editor Is a
good fellow as long as bis opinion
agrees with theirs, but when the timo
coinos that ft doesn't, tho editor is regarded as a fool.���Ex,
tt need surprise no ono Jto hear of a
civil war breaking out In the United
States bofore the big steel trust gets
through bucking the labor unions.
Stranger things have happened.
Thc Eagle wouldn't like to be accused of encouraging law-breaking!
but, say, a good long dip In a sparkling
mountain brook would do tho editor of
the Rossland Miner a hoap of good.
He is surely a literary prostituto.
John Pierpont Morgan's five words,
"there will be no compromise," when
asked what would be dono in tbe steel
workers' strike, caused stocks in the
trust to drop $50,000,000 within an hour
���five words, at $10,000,000 por word!���
Spokane Journal.
(ionerally the man who is "in the
hole" and makos an effort to pay, is the
man who has "blue papers" on file and
troubles enough to fill any brain-pan,
But tbe man who makes no attempt to
pay Is never bothered. After all tho
latter course has its inducements.
Did you ever kill a snake? Vou take
a stick and the snako will bite at the
stlek. That reminds me of the way
labor fights. It strikes at tho nonunion men instead of the men who
push the non-union men against thorn.
���J. A\ Wnyland.
So long as prlvato capitalists control
and lobby our legislators there will bo
no movo ln the direction of co-operation by tbe wholo people If the C. P.
II. wants the refinery and Dominion
bonus It can get It���by paying the right
men. The people are merely here for
tho trusts to make use of.
Morgan's bank has declared a 1,000
per cent, dividend. This pays noarly
- us well as farming or working by the
day. This Is money got for nothing
for no equivalent, for had tbe bank
given an equivalent It had no profit.
That the publio cannot see thin character of the commercialism is the roason
that monopolies and trusts oxlst,���Appeal.   ,
A correspondent pertinently asks the
Kossland Evening World; "If it takes
2S0 scabs, 40 scab herders, a half dozen
II. S. Marshals, a score of scab hunters,
tho assistance of several railroad companies, their superintendents, one
general manager, ono newspaper, two
editors and one supreme court judge to
run one tamo furnace; what will it tako
to run a six furnace smelter full blast?"
Can you eat, or wear, or uso any article for which you aro notdlroctlyor in
indirectly paying tribute to some prlvato trust? For ovory pound ol fresh
moat you eat, Fat Burns gets n eloan
i-ako-olT of two or three cents. Evory
lamp lighted is enriching Rockefollor's
trust, Food, wearing apparel and all
urtlolos are made for profit, not uso,
Protection moans profit, not wagon. In
short, the trusts are buying up ond
using the people But thoy are working out the means of their downfall.
Tho people's trust will settle thorn.
tlio [Milted Hellers
ol North America.
When you are buv-
Ine a 1-Tlt HAT,
either soft or stiff,
seo lo It Unit tlio
genuine UNION
Label Ik sewed lit 11.
If a retailer litis
loose labels In bis
possession and offers to put one In a
bat for yon, do not
patronize bim. Ho
ban nol any riant to bave loose labels. Ixiose
labels In retail stores aro counterfoils. Ho not
listen to any explanation as to why tbe bat
lias no label. The (icnufne Union Label is
perforated on tbe four edges exactly tbe same
tis a postage stamp. Counterfeits are sometimes perforated on three of thu eilees, and
sometimes only ou two. Keep a sharp lookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers tire usIuk them ln order to get rid of
tbeir scab-made bats. The John II. Stetson
Co. and Henry 11. Itoolofsi Co., both uf Philadelphia, Pa., aro non-union concerns,
JOHN A. MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N. J,
II 797 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank el Canada.
(leo. S. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. If. Pinkham.
J.M.Scott, B.A���L.L.B.
Revelstoke, B. C.
Canadian ^
^Pacific Ky.
Scenic Line
ofthe World
Kootenay Lake Serviee.
Leaves. Arrives
Tuos., Thur.,Sat��� I ,J��� Tiics.,Tliur..Sat.
22.00 IjdrUU a,8o
Arrowhead Service.
Leaves Arrives
Daily o.45  Arrowhead  ��,�� unity
Daily 111.15 ARROWHEAD BRANCH 11.15 Dally
Connects Revel-    fa3St
stoke with
Imperial Limited    West
steamship service from Vancouver, China
Japan, Australia and Alaska.
J. S. CARTER,      E. J. COYLE,
D. P. A��� Nelson.     A.G.P.A.. Vancouver.
Lardeau Miners'1 Union .-Vo.
119, W. F. ofM.
Moots ovory Saturday evening "at S o'clock,
In the Eagle hall, Ferguson. It. (.'.   Visiting
members cordially invited.
President.       Recording Secretary.
Geo. IV, "orcy,
Minlug Engineer,
it, Lyman, Jr., B.S..K.M,
Corey �� Lyman,
Mining Engineers.
Lardoau properties managed,
��333n& Ferguson, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson: Service. In Eagle ball every
Sunday at :i p.m   jundaysclioolal? p.m.
Trout Lake City . Services in Forrester's
hall evory s.tudayat 7:30 p.m. Sunday
school at2:;l0p.m.
REV. S. J. OREHN. Pastor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Wliolni.i-.lti  Dealer   In
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Thi' Ment Goods*. Only.
Stock Litre* *��>��* Complete,
lidison     Phonographs    and    Records,    Quaker
Vapor Baths.    Clothing, etc., Cleaned and Dyed.
J. W.  BENNETT, Revelstoke Station, B. C.
See thut this Label is on all Clothing you buy.
Smoke Cigars
And ar, all times insist on tho
box bearing the blue label.
It helps manufacturers to soe the force
of paying fair and honest wages.
The Label Committee, C. M. I. U.
The Lardeau District        .
ss-a profitable field for the judicious adver*    \
User is unexcelled in t'/.i�� province,   THE    1
LAKDEAl;   EAOLK   is   tint only medium
actually covering the district.   Au ad, 1:: tlie
EAQLE will reach more p-aopla In Ferguson,
Trout Lake City, Thomson's Landing, Comaplix, Camborne, Arrowhead, Ten Mile, Circle
city and every solitary mino in the district,
ihanany other paper published.   No other
district in Canada offer.-: suoh splendid opportunities for good, wideawake advertisers,
Po yon want more business? Then write at
onee ior our advertising rates and place your
patronage In thc only medium that actually
rovers the fleld-THE LABDEAU EAGLE.
Job Printing
The EAOLE is the only printing oflice in
North   Kootenay  whieh can  furnish   the
Typographical   Union    Label    upon   yonr
printed matter.   This alone Is a guarantee of
fair wage conditions and best workmunship.
Mail orders filled promptly.   Let the EAGLE
print your printing; alwayn neat, clean and
The pay roll centre and tlio place whore Lardeau's shipping
mines aro located, Is situated ao miles southeast of Rovelstoke.
From Revelstoke to Arrowhead by rail, 28 miles; from Arrow
itead to Thomson's Landing by boat. 12 miles; from the Landing
to FERGUSON, by horse or stage, 111 miles. Come straight to
Forguion.   Investigation courted.
To the Editor:
In viow of tho ore to bo shipped thi 9
fall from tho Metropolitan, somo work
on the trail at tho hood of tho north
fork would not ba amiss. If tho 11,800
whioh seems to havo beon wasted on
tho prospective Nottie L. wagon road
had been spent with a little judgment
on some of the trunk trails, some ono
might have felt the bonoflt. As It is
the work might as well havo beon done
on the ereek; and general dissatisfaction Is the result, oxoopt porlmpsby
thosa who mado a littlo oasy money
out of thoir graft with tho govern-
wont. ANBY.
Is the Coming Solid Town of the
Lardeau and Trout Lake District
Because of its unique geographical position; nature having provided as pretty a flat bench, at
the junction of the north and
south forks of Lardeau creek, as
' i
ever a town was built up on in
British Columbia.
Because the Nettie L. Double
Eagle, Ophir-Lade, Silver Cup,
Triune, Metropolitan, Sunset,
Lone Star, Comstock and other
properties will operate the year-
round hereafter, and this winter
will sec probably 400 men at
work, over 200 of which will be
engaged on the properties of
the first three named.
Because the shipping mines are
located on Nettie L. hill, between the two creek forks; on
the Great Northern hill just
north of the town itself; and on
the south fork and its tributaries,
for all of which Ferguson is the
supply point.
Because mine owners hire their
crews in Ferguson and pay them
off in Ferguson.
Because the offices of many of
the companies operating in the
camp arc located here.
Because Ferguson receives the
pay roll benefit from these working mines.
Because this is the point where
mining men coming into the district make their headquarters; as
they can walk or ride and re turn
from most of the properties in
one day or less.
Because every pound of ore from
these mines coming down the
hill lands first in Ferguson,
From here it will be teamed to
transportation on the lake,
distance of four miles.
Because when the railwaj reaches
the place where the mines are il
will reach Ferguson.
Because there is every natural advantage for the building up of* r
great mining center.
But why give other reasons: We have the mines, the pay roll, the natural geographical location, unlimited water power, etc., and the right kind ot people to make
a town. The ore shipments, Increasing business, and money and enterprise will do the
rest.   Come and see for yourself.
From $150 up
From $75 up
Henry Floyd On the Wing
W. R. Kee of Nolson, a painter, is in
S. Daney is now running a six-horao
freighting toam.
W. 13. Pool was in Nelson on Friday
last on route for Spokane.
John N. Greer of Minneapolis, vras
in tbo camp durin? tho past weok.
O'Brien, tlio Dawson murderer, will
be hanged a week from to-morrow.
Mrs. T. A. Wilson and family left for
Port Essincton, IT. C, to join Dr. Wil,
son, on Tuesday morning la3t.
R. Locklo-Ewing, and Mr. and
Mrs. G. Swing of Rossland, have again
taken up thoir residence in Ferguson.
No now work will t)o attempted on
the Empire group until transportation
,ip tlio Duncan river valley is provided.
* Over 200 pounds of union-made
chowing tobacco is now on sale at G, B.
Batho & Co's. Union label on every
out.   Give it a trial.
Tho Nelson & Fort Shoppard railway, a branch of tho Great Northern,
havo raised tho wa,ges of section men
to J1.70 per day.
J. A. Templeton, who is working with
bis co-owners on a property up the
south fork of tho south fork, was in
town on Tuesday.
* G. B. Batho & Co. havo just received a fino shipment of gcntB' underwear, neckwear, etc , ami also a well
assortod lino of dress goods, hosiery,
Ross Chestnut who has been accompanying J. H. O'Neil ovor tho entire
camp for the past two weeks, came
down from the Triune-Cup hill on
Tuesday night.
* Mining companies neoding time
shoets, voucher forms or any kind of
printing, should try the Eagle job
oflice. First-class work guaranteed.
If wo can't suit you we don't want your
A. E. Kincaid and brido, nee Miss
May Murker, will take up their residence in Rovelstoke shortly. They nro
enjoying life in Ottawa just now.
"Kin" made a stake out of his Nottie
L. shares.
S. Shannon spent Monday and Tuos>
day looking over properties up tho
north fork.
The council of public instruction bus
appointed William Burns, principal of
tbe provincial normal school,
* Weekly shipments of fresh ranch
eggs and creamery butter now boing
received by G. B. Batho & Co.
W. C. Pettipiece struck tlio pay roll
contoi- on Tuesday eveoing and went
up tho bill to-day.
* Now ready, the "Union" nnd "Our
Spooial" cigars, at tho Union Cigar
Factory, Revelstoko. Stock and workmanship guaranteed.
Owing to Miss Maud Bruce having
accepted another school tho local
school trustoes have wired to another
applicant, Miss Campbell, also of Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. J, C. Kirkpatrick, and
Mr. and Mrs. Knox, loft for the Little
Robert summit on Tuesday morning.
Mosses. Kirkpatrick and Knox will
look ovor Borne of tho properties in that
* Special attention is directed to
Andrew F. Roeonborgor's advt. in this
issue. No stock to soil; straight legitimate mining properties placed.
The season of exhibitions and fares
is now on. At Spokane, Now Westminster, Vancouver, Phoexix, Greenwood, Cranbrook and other points big
demonstrations aro boing made or prepared for.
* Send in ybur orders for the
"Union" and "Our Special" cigars to
tho Uuion Cigar Factory, Revelstoko,
Stock ami workmanship gunrantoed.
Thc August number of the British
Columbia Mining Record, published at
Victoria, B. C, under H. Mortlmor
Lamb's direction, is a crackoi-jack from
overy standpoint. This journal is
striving to fill tho field.
* Got a camera nnd join the fiends.
There's amusement in it. Send to tbe
Canada Drag & Book Co., Revelstoke,
B. C. Photographic supplies also supplied.      	
Imperial Bank
**��rflB..���of Canada.
1IKST - -
. fc!,5lK),000.00.
. jl ,850,000.00,
General Unntii in. Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits In Savings
Department at current rates.
a. bTphipps,
��� �����-��� -. .......
Smoke Onion-Make Olgnrtt.
Ask for them.
R. S. Wilson-
Andrew Ferguson and Jas. A. Lade
aro away to tho Trail smelter with a
40-ton shipment of Triune ore, 20 tons
of which belongs to last year's lessees,
and 20 of this season's output by tho
owners. Assayer Shannon's test proved
It to be even higher grado than any
previous shipment.
"Wc Never Klcop."
A. F.
THE     I'E
Store in Eagle Blook.
* You are within hello distance of
anyone between here and Arrowhead,
and a message can be received or sent
from here to any part of the world.
Telephone in Cummins & Co.'s store.
The first annual mineral, agricultural
and industrial exhibition in East Kootenay will take place in Cranbrook on
September 25,26, and 27. A. W. McVittie is tho secretary. Thore will bo
$2,000 distributed in prizes.
Owing to the excessive heat prevailing throughout the province, especially
in the interior, the council of public instruction has decided to extend the
summer vacation for ono week. Public
schools will therefore reopen on Monday the 19th inst.
M. B. Webber and Mrs. Webber of
Winona, Minn., wbo spent a few days
in tbe camp during the past week, left
for their home on Friday last. Mr.
Webber Is firmly convinced that we
have a great country in here from a
mineral producing standpoint.
Rev. C. E. Nylin of Oconto, Wis., arrived ln tho camp oil Thursday evening
lost, and visited the Metropolitan and
Sunset groups the two following days.
Mr. Nylin is well satisfied with the
prospects of both properties, and will
continue shilling sharos when ho returns east, as a sideline to bis present
An' Ottawa special announces that
tbe population of Canada will be In
round figures 5,400,000. It Is expected
that tbere will bo a reduction in the
number of members of tho house of
commons from Ontario and tho Marl-
time provinces, the wpst antUhs Yukon
district receiving additional representatives.
The proposed Labor Day celebration
in Ferguson |s off for this, year. Tho
season Deing so short arid" the miners,
property owners and prospoctors aro so
busy in tbe hills at this particular time
���that the local committee found great
difficulty in arranging for prize funds.
And thoy docidod" that unless they ^iiainaifoot I'litlicse prices,
could do the thing right they would
not untertake to put up a celebration at
all. Something lik-i $'0!> was subset Ibed for by a few, but otv ers would
not co-oporate; bonoe the committee do-
elded to oalltho proposed eel. brut lon
Carpets, Floor Oils,
Linoleum, Wall Paper,
Blinds, etc. Agent for
Pianos, Sewing Machines, etc. Mail Orders
promptly   attended   to.
and Undertaker, Revelstoke
When You Are
For a prospecting trip or buying supplies
ior your camp, remember that  we cafry
The Largest Complete
Stock in the Lardeau
It makes no difference what size your order
is, nor what it calls tor, we can fill it, and
at lower prices than elsewhere in this
district. We buy in carload lots, and get
the cash discounts, thus placing us in a
position to sell you the very newest and
best supplies at lowest prices. Having just
enlarged our store, we are in a better position than ever to fill your order promptly.
Pack train orders is our specialty. Come
in and see our stock, and get prices before outfitting.    We can save you money.
McKinnon tf
Our Qoods
The Post Office store. Let us do your outfitting.
Fresh   fruits  arriving'.      , Liberal discounts for cash,
O. B. Batho & Co.
H. Edwards.***,
Deer Heads, Birds, Etc.
Mounted. Purs and Skins
Tanned and Dressed.
Third street ,-^.Revelstoke
a W. F. Gainer
Established 1896
General Merchants
BUTTER  C. U A I! A N T lv E I)
AGENCY ttttt
WANTKD.-LotB   on   Victoria Avenue,  -n
bloci��� 1,8.8; �����,("��, r.or 7.    Send pityo,
terms, ami partlomftra at once.
��1AA   WILL  BUY corner Lot 1 or 4, In
JMUU  Mock 80.   mSIDBLOTSinthoaamo
Mock for sale at $78 each.   Terms:   % down, t*j
In 8 months, balance ln r. months.
��1/10 WItit BUY corner Lota 11 or 14 In
cpiUU block IB. Theso lots ure S0:;10ti.
INSIDK LOTH In same block for stile at $75
each. Terms:   % cart).balance in ;t and fl
months. 10 per cent, on for cash, These lots
are adnilraMe residential property, handy to
the proposed school. Fine small creek nearby,
Several residences already erected In adjoining
WILL BUY corner Lots n or 14, In
40, 175 will buy Inside lots 8, It, 10,
12 or 111 in Mie samo block. Usual torms. This
property is locally known us Knob hill a
bench overlooking tbo town. Splendid residential properly.   HellinR readily.
WUX BUY anv one of Lots 3, 4, B,
-. _.,���   6. ? or H,ln .blocks, situate on Victoria avenue, north side; tlie only lots on the
Usual terms.
For further particulars apply to
0. K. Laundry
/>-��w     Corner Viokers Street
1    ^**--and Queen Avenue
Laundry work ol overy description done
cleanly and promptly,
Mining men engage their
crews at Ferguson, and
pay them off in Ferguson.
The place where the mines
are is the place where the
towns are	
Ferguson receives the pay
roll benefit from all the
shipping, mines	
Halcyon Hot Spring
Sanitarium   .   .   .
The most complete resort on trie continent
ol North America. Slttlate'1 midst scenery
unrivalled for grandeur. Boating, Helling
aud excursions. Ileslitor.t physlnian aiid
nurse. In tclcitraphle eiu.'im<nik'alIon with
nil parts nf the world. Two malls arrive and
depart ovory day. Its baths cure ull nervous
and imist-uhir disease.*. :.s waters heal till
kldnev, liver and stomach ailments. Its
bathsimd waters are a. sure remedy against
all argentiferous poisons. TEKMr{l WD to
,18 per weok, according lo resldonce in hold
or villas.
'���>���'��� ;
|C. B. Hume & Co.!      I
'���������  Wholesale and Retail  %
I General Merchants %
j> The largest importers in North Kootenay, '��
I Stores at Revelstoke and Trout  Lake City, B. C. |
i-verybody   Our Special
The Union
They are all Union made and of the
best Havana Tobacco money can
buy. Try. ono and satisfy yourself
as lo tlieir quality.
Co., Revelstoke.
I Citizens ofthe Lardeau District
When you come to Revelstoke to do your shopping, remember that
Bourne Bros.
huvo iho largflfjt and best ��� assorted- stock  in North Kootenay*
$* Compare our prices nnd seo our goods before purchasing elsewhere*.
I Mail Orders.-;Promptly Filled f
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