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Lardeau Eagle 1903-10-23

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The Kootenalan's knowledge Is cor.
talnly very deep.
For they told ua tbey would bury the
"Old Gang" fathoms deep;
But tt looks aB If a slide hod come and
caught them unprepared,
And It wasn't Glory Hallelujah ! that
all the people heard.
The  Liberal checker Carney really
must feel sore,
When the Kootenaian sees him biting
at the floor,
Well if he really bit lt, he must have
swallowed all,
For the judgment of the people gave the
Chinks a mighty fall.
The propbet Bald Retallack would be
next minister of mines,
But he made the same old blunder he
.    bas made so many times.
The knowledge of tbe editor, we know,
Ib very deep,
But Its got to go still further when lt
finds Bob Green asleep.
After the Ball.
Written by a good  Conservative,
with humblest apologies to Tennyson.
King out Wild Bells the same old chime,
For another Star has ceased to shine;
Poor Sam we all know did tiis best,
But he's weary now and gone to rest.
He met Bob Green In the Eagle hall,
Bob hit the stull and let him fall.
If he'd but tried the child to teach
And not an M. P's scat to reach
By his poor Socialistic screech,
Ho might have got what was his due,
But what he's got he'll always rue.
Well, if he's got just what he wants,
As ho said himself, what can he want ?
Ring Out Wild Bells I
Smith & Co.
43 Bkury St $
A Novel Warship.
Sweden has added a novel"warship to
ber navy in the form of a vessel for
transporting a military balloon, constructed in Augsburg, Germany, for
use along the coast ia time<of war.
This vessel bas just made Its first
trial trip at sea. It is about 120 feet long,
and resembloB an iron praam barge or
lighter. The greater part being given
up to the storage and use of the balloon
and its accessories. It is towed by a
steamer which conveys it from point to
point, wherever it may be desired to
make an ascension. It also contains
the necessary machinery for producing
hydrogen and for manoeuvring the balloon. The crew comprises two officers
and sixteen Bailors.
A recent census taken for the firm,
shows that the Krupp Works In Germany employ in all 41,013 persons, of
whom 4,040 were classed as managers,
clerks, bookkeepers, overseers, etc.,
and 36,067 as workmen. The total number of persons supported by these works
includtn employees, their wives chil
dren and other dependants, wasl47,045.
The average wages paid last year were
4.-52 marks, or $1.06 per day.'
1   CertIAcute of Improvement!.
Chicago. Metropolitan Fraction, New York,
���Sun Francisco. Montreal, Boston, Fairview and
Chicago Fraction mineral claims, situated in
the Trout Luke Mining Division of West Kootenay district. Where located: On the North
Fork of thc I.nrdo river, about three miles
above circle City.
Take Notico that T, Robert Hodge, ns agent
for The Metropolitan Hold and Silver Milling
Company of tardean, B..C. Limited, free
miner's certificate No. BB77H2, Intend, sixty
days from tlio date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Keeorder lor Certificates of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown
<irants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced 'before the
issuance of sueh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this itithdayof Sertembcr, A. D. ,\m.
I ice. 10. ltOHKKT l-.OlK.iE.
Ccrtlfli'iito of Improvements.
Lucky Jack Fraction mineral clalin.situatvlln
tlio Trout Lake mining division of West Koolc-
iihv district. Where located: On tlie cast side
of Poplar creek, about 100 feet from the railway
Take Not lot that I, Robert Hodge, as agent
for K. M, Morgan, freo miner's ccrifflcutu No,
Bjtt-58-3- Intond, sixty days from tho date hereof,
to apply to tho Mining Keeorder for a Certillcate o( improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further lake notice that action, under
section Mi must he commenced before tbe is
Misiiee oi such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 30th day of September, A.D. VMM.
Notlco is hereby given that I,W. B. Pool, Intend, sixty days) aftor date, to apply to thc
Honorable, tho Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works, for pormlssion to purchase for
mining purposes, tlie lands near Poplar ereok
in West Kootenay, described as follows:
Commencing at a post marked "W. II. Pool's
N. W. corner," planted about 20 chains south
of Masterson it (.ninth's storo at the K. it A.
Ry. track; thence i!0 chains cast; thence HO
f'ltiiins soutb: thence :io chains west; thence HO
chains north to the point of commencement,
containing 90 acres, more or less,
Ferguson, B. C, 18th August, 1903.
Oct. 18. \V. B. POOL.
Bixtv days aftor da'.o, I, David Ferguson, intond to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase:
the following described land, situated on the'
t-Qutli Fork of Lardeau creek, about ono mile
from forlvi above tho town of Ferguson:
Commencing at a post marked "David Ferguson's N, W. corner," thence smith 20 chains,
thence east 20 chains, thence north 20 chains,
thence west 20 chains to point of commencement, containing about W acres, more or less,
DatWthii.BnltUy'uf Jnly.lWj,'-
ootobtr e.       '      daVid nm UBON,
Will be represented in
Ferguson three or four
daya each month. Any
orders for clothing will
receive close attention
and we
Our representative
S. A. Scott is a
practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
orders for him,
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   .   ,   .
8IttiatC(j;midst scenery unrivalled for
grandeur. Thc most complete health
resort on the continent of North America.
Its baths cure all Nervous and Muscular diseases. Its waters heal nil
Kidney, Liver und Stomach ailments.
They are a never falling remedy for
all metallic poisons, completely purifying the system.
TEItMS-116 to 118 per week, according to residence in Hotel or Villas.
You a
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
and all its assets, surplus and earnings belong to its policy holders.
For rates, etc., apply to agent,
Ferguson, B. C.
Time Table.
Running between Arrowhead, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing October 14th, 190II, will sail as follows,
weather permitting.
Leaving Arrowhead (or Beaton and
Comaplix, twice daily���10k and 5k.
Leaving Beaton and Coma]>lix for
Arrowhead, twice dally ��� 7:15k and
12;45k. Making close connections
with all C. P. K. Steamers and trains.
The owners reserve the right to
change times of sailings without
Ths Fred Robinson Lumber CoXtd
Including the Fish ("reek camp
and Upper Duncan River lection, compiled hyA.P. Cummins, P,L. 8., and 8
.shannon. 1!. A., is now on sale nt this
office, The ready sale of the map is
proving all we have said for it. The
Trout Lake division is Uthograplied in
blaek, the Lardeau in red, and the Ains- ���
worth in blue, Even a tenderfoot could
take a copy of this map nnd find any
claim recorded in the three divisions.
The mountains, lakes, orebks, wagon
roads, trails, surveyed railway routes,
and tho 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 dciluci thut one can
see at a glance the nature of our country
fin*, the trend of the claim locations
gives an intelligible idea of the mineral
licit- running through tlie camp. Itis
The   Best   Worth   For   One   Dollar
ever offered in the map line of amlning
camp, It is the ilrst complete map of
the district and is selling well, It is just
what you are looking for. WE ALSO
Address your order, with in
enclosuro of a one dollar bill, [no
cheques, orders, etc.] to
Ferguson, B.C.
Mining companies or others ordering
lots of 20 or more, maps will be supplied at 50 cents each.
IRON BEDS a Specialty
$5 and up.
Goods can be furnished to any part ot Lardeau on very shori notice
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelson.
No Charge for packing
��� ���*���-���*-���.��� ���������-��� ��� ������-*-
Funeral Directors and   .
Embalmers. X
IGraduate of Myer's College of Embalinin*;]      I
Can attend case at Ferguson at ten     X
hours notice i( advised by wire. !
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D. J.  Robertson & Co-
nelson, B. C.
Ferguson, B. C,   Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, 84,000,01.1
Capital {paid up) - 2,I186,26B
Rest 2,650,000
Toronto, Ontario-
Branches in the Northwest Territories. Provinces >of British Columbia,  Manitoba, Ontario arid Quebec.
T. R. MERRITT, President. '        D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres, and fien. Man.
10. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C  Branch���A   General   Banking   Business   Transacted,
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.
Dr.fts Sold available In AH parts ol Canada,
United States and Europe.
Special attention given to collections and
Mining Bonds.
Everybody    Our  Special
The Union
They are all Unlrn made and of tlio
best Havana T.ibieco  money ran FACTORY II   *\
buy.   Try one nml satisfy yourself T, ��-.       '   i
ns to their quality. o R O AV N, tVop.   [
Union-    Cigar
| Lardeau gx I
I Hotel        -    M
We try to give satisfoc- ^
tion to our   guests. ���$
Laughton <- Bros.
Proprietors. .,,
Have Stables at Ferguson, Trout Lake and Beaton,    r*
Where they keep light and heavy vehiclos, single and
double drivors, Baddlc and pack horses for hire.
Also proprietors of tbe stago route running between
the above points, making three trips weekly.
v^wwnfK'Kv^i 1     I
Local and General.
Thanks! for the turkey
Steve Slluger is taking a holiday out
of tho Lardeau.
D. D. Rlddell of Pilot Bay was a
visitor to Ferguson Saturday.
Four horses have again been put on
the Beaton-Ferguson stago.
Thc Nettio L. inino is running again
after tlie short closo down.
J. 0. Murray of Trout Lake was a
visitor to Forguson on Monday.
Jas. Lawrence, tho Nelson hardware
rustler, was in Ferguson this week,
A, C. Cummins & Co. havo a choice
lot of[eotlonoj*y in Btock,
Geo. B. Batho & Co received a car-
loud of groceries and provisions this
Miss Woodward has been very ill for
tho past week but is much improved
McKinnon & Sutherland have added
a line lot of dry goods to their stock
during tho week.
D, G. Forbes, manager of the Great
Western Mining Co., spent part of the
week in Nolson.
There was a wholesale massacre of
Turks   this    week���Thursday   beln,
S. H. Kruger, representative of the
International Correspondence schools,
was in Ferguson Saturday. ������������
Dr. Mllloy, owner of the I. XL-near
town, Is down ��t Rossland but will return to Ferguson before Christmas.
C. H. Reeves of Phoenix Is in Ferguson visiting his cousin. J. V. Reeves,
who is still in the hospital.
Judge .1. M. Miller, one of our prominent mining men, Is In Victoria ou
business in connection with his company.
J. T. Black, provincial constable at
New Denver, is in Ferguson, visiting
his brother, Jas. Black ot the Ferguson hotel.
1!. C. Riblet arrived In town Tuesday to seo how things were going with
the threo trams that his company Is
building near Ferguson.
A, P. Kearns is filling the position
formerly .occupied by Percy-Horton in
':he Imperial Bank. Mr. Kearns came
from the Revelstoke branch.
S. Daney's blacksmith and repair
shop is completed and occupied. It Is
a good building and adds to the good
appearance of the front street.
Lew Thompson has gone up to the
Union Jack, taking three meu with
hiin, intonding to work this property
as it never was worked before.
Tho Trout Lake Topic has been purchased by J. C. Murray who will manage
the business In future. J. J. Langstaff
bas been retained as compositor.
Jas. Grant returned Thursday from
Nelson. He says ..the Poplar district
Is getting greater every day, and coarse
gold is bel.ig found everywhere.
An apology Is duo our subscribers
for the tardiness of this issue, caused
by a fault of tho wholesale houso in
shipping our ordor for news print.
A Thanksgiving dance was held in
tho Odd Fellows, hall, Trout Lake,
Thursday night. A large number of
young people attendod from Ferguson,
Mrs. J, W. Esteb of Walla Walla,
arrived in Ferguson on Friday to spend
the winter with her daughtor, Mrs. II.
M. Carter. Mrs. Esteb spent most of
last winter in Ferguson.
The train on tlio Arrowhoad branch
has beon lato quito frequently for the
past fortnight. 'When this occurs tho
boat does not wait'and mail Is then two
days late getting to Ferguson.
J. W. Bennett of Hevulstoke, who
ran in tho Soolaltst Interest against
Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., in the recent
provincial campaign, was in Ferguson
Monday on business connected with the
A. F. Rankine returned on tho Oth
instant (rom a holiday trip to tho
Okanagan and the pacific coast, Mrs.
Rankine will remain in the Okanagan
district until March or sometime before tho spring breaking up of the
J. J. Young, M. L. A., was expected
in Ferguson this {week returning from
Spokane, but instead he has gone to
Calgary >la tbe Crow's Nest Pass. He
is evidently afraid of- the Ferguson
mud but that need not keep anybody
away, for it Is fast disdpaeHTltag by rent-
son of the beautiful sunshine.
Local. With n Fayati-eati.
Old papers for sale at Eagle office.
It pays to use the telephone. Atrip
can often be saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton, Arrowhoad or Comaplix by using
the phone. Office in Cummins & Co.'s
Ordors for furniture will be filled as
quickly and with better results at the
wholesale and retail store of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than anywhere else in tho province.
* Smokers: If you want the GENU'
INE "Union" and "Our Special'
C1GAH see that "Union Cigar Factory"
Is stamped tn gilt letters on every box.
���H. A, Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
FOR SALE���The building and corner lot now occupied , by the barber
shop and shoe store on Main street,
Ferguson, drawing good rent permanently. Apply E. G.Woodward, Eagle
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., Revel;
stoke, B. C. Mail ordors attended to
10, in block 55, on Main street, next to
Ferguson hotel, and lots 6 and 7, in
block 1, also on Main street near post
office. These are very desirable lots
and can be purchased cheaply. Apply
to E. G. Woodward, Eagle office.
Ferguson,     -     -     -    B. O.
Ferguson j
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.
There Is only one best mining journal.
That Is
Mines and Minerals.
It has a larger circulation than any two other
American mining journals because It ia the
bent. It is the largest, best illustrated and
handsomest mining Journal in the world. It
is a mining paper for mining men, Subscrip.
tion price 12.00 per year. Hend for free sample
copy. AddresiMIKESAND MINERALS,Hcrau-
ton, Pa., U. 8. A. Denver offices, Barth Bldg,,
Denver, Col
Public notice Is hereby given that thc under-
stgncil Intend to apply under the provisions of
tho "Tramway Com puny Incorporated Act"
Mid amended acts, for the Incorporation of a
company with power io build, ������quip and operate a tramway and to construct and equip
and operate telephone or telegraph lines In
connection therewith, between a point on
Trout lake, at or near the townsite of Trout
Lake mid a point on Lardeau river, West
Kootenay, at or near KertfUHon, n, 0., with
brunch lines from, at or near. Ferguson, P., 0.,
to Circle City on the North Fork of Lardeau
river, and to Ten Mile ou tlie South Fork of
Lardeau river.
The general route of said proposed tramway
And telephone or telegraph lines shall be along
or near tho banks of Lardeau river and the
North and South forks thereof.
Dated this Kith day of July, 1003.
A, JOHNSON,      >
J. A. DARRAGH, 5 Applicants.
Certificate of Improvements,
Lucky Jack, Lucky Three and Little Phil
mineral claims, situate in the Trout Lake Mining Division of West Kootenay Distriot.
Where located���Or. the south east side of
Foplar creek, near,tlie railways,
Take notice, that I, Robert Hodge, as agent
for ��. M. Morgan. Free Mdn-ft-Hs Certificate No.
1167,533, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder for a Certificate oflmprovements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown firant of thevbove claims.
And further take "notice that action, under
Section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such-Certificate of Improvement*.
Dated thii 26th day of August, A. D. 1903.
Oct. 30. . ;* -JMJOT. HOME.
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I       CARDS.        J j
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Land  ,
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made and Crown Grants
-.    Trout Lake.
Survey, ol Mints, Mineral Claim; and
Crown Lands. Crown Grants Obtained and Assessments Mantled
for Absentees.
Offices. Camborne and Vancouver
���   P.  L.   S.,
,--,   .MINING,
Boatoi, B. C
Solicitor for
The Imperial Bank
Perguson, B. C.
OFFICE���In the Ophir Lade Mock.
Barristers, Solicitors, etc.
Offices: Rovelstoke,aolden,andFerrt-
son. solicitors Ior Imperial Bank
of Canada
Geo. 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
Barrister, Notary PuMIc etc.
���"������B.C. ASSAY* CHEMICAL SUPPLY CO. "-������
neadquarlers for As.ayor., Mining
ft Mill supplies. Sole agents ln B.
0, for Murium Crucible Co., Ilattersea,
Bniland: P. W. Braun & Co.'s l'.tont
Caty Furnaces,Burners,etc.: Win. Alne-
worth A Co.'. Fine Balances etc.,etc.
Watches, Clocks and
I have high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Crescent, Street,
C. P. R. Special,
Elfin, Father Tims,
Veritas and B. 'W.
I have  Eight-Day, Gon
.Strike and'Nickle Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
Our new fall stock of dry gocids, boots
and shoes, gents and ladies'|iings ?
Especially do we invite your attention to
our ','.'...
High Class RubberGoods
This is the time of year when colds are
dangerous. Come and provide yourself
against catching a cold. We have also a
complete stock of groceries and hardware
| McKinnon cfc Sutherland
New Goods for the   Trade,
-.     ���*
The best selected stock that has ever been shown ln the Lardeau.
A new lot of Hardware covering everything used in mine or the bush
A fine line of waterproof Boots for prospeotors and bushmen,
'   Clothing for all purposes and a full stock.
Gr. B. Batho & Co.,
'- 1
Well lighted and heated by hot
air furnace. Tables supplied
with the best the market affords,
Rates $1.50 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, Proprietors.
Packing and Fergrus^dPacking
Freighting Transfer Outfit.
Contraots entered Into for packing of Mining Supplies,
etc, to any point in the district.
Good, prompt sorvlce, and any work undertaken guaranteed.  Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson
a speoialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.    S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel
H.'IM'iU'i   ,i)iu.
'���li'.' .*������  *l."itl )
Vol. IV, No 37.
Ferguson, B. C, OCTOBER 23, 1903.
$2 a year
At Five Mile, Nettie L and Silver
Oup, Building Concentrator and
Trams and Mining.
New Boarding and Buck Houses
Also Being Built at the Silver
Cup Mine.
The management, of tho Silver Cup
Mines, Limited, and- the Great Western Mining Co., Limited, are still
pushing building operations with all
possible speed in an endeavor to get
the outside work completed before the
snow falls to a great depth. There is
no scarcity of men, the companies having now in thoir employ all they have
room for and probably more than at
any previous time. Monday, when an
Eaole man was up to the work:, there
were 96 men at Five Milo, from 20 to
25 at the Nettle L, and (rom GO to 05 ai
the Silver Cup. At the Nettie L the
company are not prepared to take on
any more men until such time as the
trim ,is running, 'their present force
being mostly on development. This
mine is looking fine and a splendid lot
ol oro is being blocked out in readiness
for stoping when tho tram and conccn*
trator are completed.
At the Silver Cup there are from 60
to 65 men employed, on the outside,
except for those who have contracts in
the winze and the long Sunshine tunnel. A short tram Is being built from
tho upper workings down to the upper
terminal of the intermediate tram,
where tbe compressor building stands.
Then the company have a big force at
work building a new boarding house
and a bunk house on a new site out of
reaeh of any possible slides. The men
at the Cup, will In future have excellent accommodation and thero will be
no risk to ba Incurred as was possible
heretofore, and the cup will be hence*
or-th ono of the most desirable mines
in the country to work at. A little ore
is being taken out, as it is not in development, no attempt is being made
to take lt out in quantity until plants
now under way are completed.
At Five Mile, where most of the activity exists, the Silver Cup company
have 90 men working and exery week
shows .great headway having been
made. A large number of buildings
have been erected and more will foi*
low. A scarcity of lumber has proven
a drawback to the necessary building.
A good bit of the very large timbers
havo been shipped tn by rait from tbe
coast, but the most of it was sawn by
tho company mill and some of It by the
Ferguson mill. Tho eompauy.used up
ull tbeir stock of logs and now have a
force of men putting in a fresh lot. R.
Foruii hus also a contract for a large
number of logs which he ts filling with
all possible speed. So lt will not be
long belore there Is sufficient to supply
the requirements of the company for
tho fall. ;
. Both the Nottie Land the Silver Cup
No. 2 trains are well along. The stations are all up though the terminals
have yet,to be built. The Riblet Co.,
which has the contract, will commence
stringing cables probably next week.
These heavy cables are being hauled
to Five Mile this week by S. Daney's
teams... On Monday and again Tuesday R. Hardy held the Hues ovor eight
horses hauling a section of cable each
day. These sections of cable weigh
from three nnd a half to seven tons
each. So, with the bad roads we now
have theso cables muke a pretty awkward load to handle on one wagon or
Tbe two above named companies
have certainly beeu the backbone of
the Ferguson camp thi* year. They
have spent a large amount of money
for wages, "provisions and other supplies and their operations have not yet
rightly begun. Next year when the
new plants are working steadily and
the ore from both mines is being
treated, there will be a big steady payroll which alone will be a sourco of
great benefit to Ferguson. This town
Is all right; it will grow, and its people
will prosper.
War Clouds.
London, Oct. n.���Special corros*
pondents continue to send in alarmist
reports of the Russia-Iapenese situation. The correspondent at Che Fou
of tbe Morning Post has gone .to Wei
Hal Wei, whence he cables:
"I am Informed in trustworthy
quarters that Japan has landed troops
at Piug Yang at the outlet of Corea
bay. It is currently reported that a
conference of the Russian and Japanese authorities has been futile."
The correspondent at Hakodate,
Japan, of the Daily Mail announces
unusual military activity, saying 100,-
000 traon have been concentrated ut
Hakodate in readiness for embarkation
in the event of hostilities.
Great Britain is sending two additional warships to China. The first-
class cruiser Europe has boen ordered
into commission at Portsmouth for dispatch to the Chinese station, and a
battleship will be scut there from tho
Mediterranean squadron.
Engineer Gray and His Assistants
Leave foy the Dunoan to Lay
Out Railway Line.
Came  as a  Surprise���Americans
Expected a Compromise.
The successful termination of the
Alaskan boundary arbitration came as
a complete surprise to all interested in
the case except perhaps the commissioners themselves. When the tribunal adjourned on the 16th inst. at
2:30 p. m. it was understood that no decision had been reached. Indeed, so
general waB the impression that no decision would be reached until next
week that several of the counsel and
others employed in the case left London soon after the adjournment.
However, the Associated Fress
learned that a vote had been taken and
that the decision to grant all tbe
American contentions, except that of
the Portland canal, which goes to
Canada, had been arrived at.
No hitch occurred during the entire
deliberations and as these progressed
the confidence of the American com
mlssloners that a decision substantially
upholding tbe American claims would
be sgiven Increased, but lt was admitted lt would be necessary to agree
to a compromise.
A disquieting feature for tho Americans during the last tew days had been
a vague idea that Chief Justice Alvor*
Btone, even if he concluded to take the
American view, might be unwilling to
go on record with a decision to that
effect, and thut a disagreement was not
Percy F, Godenrath, a well known
newspaper correspondent throughout
British Columbia, and lately of Spokane, came Into Ferguson this morning.
He Is enjoying a well-earned holiday
which he has chosen to spend in the
Lardeau. D. McEachern, a mining
man of means from Rossland, accompanies Mr. Godenrath. They spent a
few days at Camborne and were delighted with the splendid free-gold
showings on the, Oyster-Criterion and
the Eva. "Why," said Mr. McEachern, "in all the hundreds of feet
of work dono on the Oyster-Criterion
a break has not been found in the
leads." Both gontlemen were loud ln
their praises of what thoy have seen in
the Lardeau. Tbey leave tomorrow
for Poplar Creek, where they will'
spend a fow days.
���*���  u	
Price Ellison. M. L. A., will in nil
probability bo iuvitod to enter Premier
MoBrlde's oablnet, _._.,_.
It Will Be a Mono-Line and ,W1U
Give Transportation to tbe
Upper Duncan.
It looks as though the Lardo-Duncan [country wns to get facilities for
transportation sooner than many anticipated, even thtyjgh it has been known
that Minneapolis and New York capitalists wero working on tlio proposition for many months; but it usually
takes as many years to get a scheme of
that nature Into tangible shape and for
actual operations to get started. The
easy accessibility of the country to bo
tapped, together with the enormously
rich mineral leads that are in the distriot lying over the  summits  above
fruits, etc., to be forwarded to Great
Britain. Hero they could remain for a
certain timo on exhibition in tho large
towns, and afterwards bo distributed
amongst tho hospitals and such liko institutions where they would no doubt
be highly appreciated. I would suggest printing a list of the donors together with particulars of tlio fruit,
etc, which each contributes, so that intending settlers might, if they so desired, .obtain information about any
particular locality from a resident.
By this moans It might also be possible
to open up fresh markets for our fruit
and introduce capital.
I would esteem it a favor if intending
donors of produce would kindly give
probable weight and class of sample
when communicating with me in order
to facilitate arrangements for collec
tion.   Yours truly,
W. V. Leonard, J. P ,
Salmon Arm, B. C.
Not So Great   as  Last Yeai
Ferguson,  Yet  tho Town
Is Growing.
Buildings Erected, iilectric Lights
and  N'eeded Improvements
Made to Townsite.
Will Issue a Special.
J. G. Egan was in Ferguson Wednesday collecting data for a special
edition ot the Rossland Miner on the
Lardeau, and espociiilly on the Poplar
Creek district. Ho spent nine days at
Poplar visiting the different mining
Ferguson, and on which development, properties, then came to Ferguson and
has been in progress for four or five
years, have lead the American capitalists who are interested to make a
Trout Lake and on to Camborne Thursday. Mr. Egan was vory favorably impressed witb the whole Lardeau and
determined effort nnd a quick move- raet many[ses. He returns home
ment in order that some returns trom -rom thiS| hl9 n,.9t vl9iti having a Tory
their property may be realized the high opinion of this section of British
sooner.    When  we announced some Columbia.
weeks since the amalgamation of the \ 	
best developed properties in tho dis-j A DOMINION FAIR
triet, namely: the Old Gold, Guinea! 	
Gold, Primrose, Mountain Hon and!, To Be Held in the Oity of Winni-
Bluck Warrior by Judge J. M. Miller I peg fn 1905. .'
of Trout* Lake, we had a notloti that] The Canadian Manufacturers' asso-
something would be done in the very'elation, while in Winnipeg en route
near future to cheapen the cost of get J cast, after .having gone through tbe
ting in supplies to carry on develop- J western provinces, suggested to the
ment and possibly to put in machinery'citizens of Winnipeg that the city
to carry on mining by up-to-date' sliould endeavor to have a Dominion
methods and perhaps to treat the ores: exhibition in 1005. This seems like a
near at hand. Now it looks as if that ] wise suggestion, for Winnipeg is the
fine district would be a hummer inside * most centrally located big city where
of twelve months.
The railway will be of Immense
benefit also to the property owners
whose claims lie on this side of tbe
summit, for it will mean a revival of
mlnlug all along the summit, for new
properties will bo discovered and old
ones will be worked as never before.
The mono-railway is a somewhat new
system and tho one in question will
probably bo the first to be built in this
country. Thre are,, however, one or
two In operation in the United Statos,
and in Germany they have been thoroughly tested and proved to work satisfactorily. The railway can be built
and operated over any kind of gronpd,
for it Is elevated from 10 to 20 .(Set
from tho ground, and tho cars run on
one center rail with a car on each side.
There are also two small rails, one on
each side, which do not bear the weight
bnt are necussary In rounding curves
and to retain the balance of tho cars-
The motive power is supplied by electricity and groat speed may be attained
II desired. Thero Is absolutely no
chance of upsetting or running of the
track. Tbey are also cheaply constructed, comparatively, and easily
maintained. The cost through a rough
country runs up to about $5,000 a mile.
In a wooded country such as the Lar
deau they would seem a first-rate
means of transportation.
the fair could be held, and for many
reasons, not the least ot which is the
educational view,.the Manitoba capital
is preeminently the best place in
Canada for a big exposition in 1005.
Ot course tho Dominion Government
would give a grant ot about $100,000,
and attractions could be brought from
all over America, and there Is no reason why the proposition should not be
a grand success of itself. Easterners
who mako a trip to the west are almost
without exception amazed at what
thoy find���great and grand beyond
their former realization is the verdict,
and if the east and the west could meet
at a great exhibition in Winnipeg it
would bo like a grand reunion and tho
poople would be moro closely drawn
together and they would feel that their
Interests are more closely identical
than lt would seem heretofore..
For Exhibit in England.
To the Editor ot the Lardeau K agle:
SIR.���Will you kindly allow me
through your paper to place beforo the
farmers and fruit growers a scheme
for the advancement of our province.
The advantages ot British Columbia as
a place for settlers arb very little
known, and It cannot bo denied that
where printed matter will often pass
unheeded, the object itself will arrest
My proposition, therefore, Is to collect samples of roots, fall and winter
Gore Meets Board of Trade.
On Wednesday of tills week a deputation from the Trout Lake board of trade
waited upon Captain Gore of the C. P.
R. sorvtco, to impress upon tho company, through thoir representative,
the necessity for providing a better
servico for the winter from Gerrard to
Trout Luke, and for keeping the route
open tho year round. It was pointed
out that the -developments of the past
season bad made it absolutely necessary, if this district is to advance, that
the above recommendations be carried
out. Poplar Creek would be practically dead for the close season if transportation is not assured, and the big
sawmill at Trout Lake would suffer
also. It was suggested that if tbe company would put On a screw propoller
tho lake could bo kept open.
Captain Gore promised that the company would take up the matter at onee.
and something along the lines suggested would be done if they thought
conditions would warrant the expenditure
While the uctuul growth of Ferguson has not reached the magnitude that
waB expected in the curly part of tho
season, yet the percentage will come
up to most any other town in. tho
country during the same period. There
were many reasons why there wera
not imoro buildings erected In the
Urst place the season was most unpro-
pitious for such outdoor operations on
account of an almost incessant rainfall.
This also had u depressing ofl'eet on
those who might have built nice residences. It is a fact to bo deplored that
Ferguson has few families and there
are consequently but few dwellings.
There aro, however, a number of men
living at the hotels who would bring
in tlieir families if they could rent
dwellings, and there are others who
would have built it conditions had been
favorable in tho early summer tor
so doing. Thon there is another reason and a good excuse why there was
not more building this year. It was
almost impossible to get proper, material. Tho local sawmill had orders
from tho mines for all it could turn
out until quite recently, but from now
on Mr. LaBeau will be in good shape
to handle orders and ho can furnish
what is ordered. Thero were, however,
three good buildings erected on the
main street Bince June���a dwelling
houso by F. LaBeau, a large blacksmith and repair shop by S. Daney, a
building opposite the Eagle bloek by
J. A. Kirkpatrick, and a residence on
Walker avenue by Ed Ward. Thero
wero also a number of smaller buildings put up in tbe portion of
tho town by Messrs. Shannon, Daney,
Macdonald nnd Reeves. The Lardoau
Miners' Union hospital was opened in
the early part of the year and during
the summer balconies have been added
and the building nicely painted. The
doctor has also hud a stable built back
of the institution. So this adds further to the growth in tho building line.
Tho townsite company did a lot of
slashing during the summer, giving to
the town a neuter appearance. Somo
now streets wero cleared and opened
up, including Walker Avenue, whicli
is now being extended to Clark street.
The electric light plant was purtly installed in 1002, but ]not until this year
was it completed and running. Altogether the town has mndo substantial
progress outsido ot what has been
dono at Five Mile, which adjunct,
lying one and a quarter miles above
Ferguson, Is not properly a part of tho
town, though a greater part of tho
monoy earned will bo spent in town
and without doubt many of the employees will reside where they have
homes and tho advantagos ot a town
may be utilized.
Ontario Socialists.
Toronto, Oct. 10.���Ontario Socialists held a conference hero tadav, fifty
boing present. Thoy decided to nom��
Inate candidates for the Dominion
parliament in Wost Elgin, North
Waterloo and Manitoulin, and also to
remain entirely separate from any
other labor or political party. It was
announced that tho two British Columbia members would rot alllliate
in any way with either party In that
province. A message of conjs'atuia-
tion was sent to tho British Columbia
Socialists on their success,
i >'   ,. K
���s v
LardeaU   Ea&lC\B��ne  t0  cons'd-��.--*bIe  expense in
providing suitable and convenient
fixtures and he will sustain a loss
in this. When the town grows, as
it will, the petition would be fairly
remunerative. The matter, of
course lies with the Liberal government and the patronage is in the
gift of our representative, W. A.
Galliher, M. P. Mr. McKinnon
has been asked to take Ihe job but
he is not anxious for it, so at the
present writing it is not known who
will be P. Jf. Should Mr. McKinnon accept, we believe he will give
satisfaction to everybody,
Published ever*.'  Fr'-lay at Feru ��� on, B. C
to'vho.'l ii!! curi.������!���'.:-*U'ni>, sliould be mulled,
Bubaorlptton Rates: 12,00 per annum, to
anv address In *tmorioa;li.25 for six months]
12.60 a yoar lo foreign addresses. No pay, uo
Advertising Rates: I)ls*>l**y ada., 11.00 por
Binglo column inch per month. Legal ada., 19
eeuts per (nouparlelj lino for ilr.-t in-rriion; s
funis per lino for each additional insertion.
Reading notices 10 cents por line eaoh Issue.
Ninety day legal notices, ��10.: Bixty days, ,7:60:
thirty daySffo. Ao ads. accepted at less than
these rates, No room fur i.iisuk nils.
Four weekly Insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 23, 10('3.
The vexed Alaskan boundary
question, which has been a source of
contention between the governments
of Canada and the United States
particularly since the discovery of
gold in the Kloumiike in 1897, has
been settled by tlie joint arbitration
commission sitting- in London, England. Canada loses the .case and
Canadians from ocean to ocean are
indignant at the findings of the tribunal. The Porcupine mining district, now under Canadian control
by the modus vivendi, is lost, as is
also all the land in dispute except
some little unimportant islands in
Portland canal. The two Canadian
commissioners stood out in support ol Canada's claim and refused
to sign the award. It was Lord
AlvefstOne of England who cast the
deciding vote by which the case was
lost to Canada. There i�� no doubt
that the award will prove as great a
surprise to the Americans as to the
people of our own country.
An Eagle reporter had a chat
with J. G. Egan, special representative of the Rossland* Miner, on
Wednesday. Mr. Egan had just
come from Poplar where lie spent
nine days looking over tho proper-
tics of the camp for a write-up,
Which will be given by the Miner in
a Popiar-Lardeati edition. He says
��� here is no question of the camp's
richness and abundance of gold.
He has visited nearly every camp
in America and he says he never
did see anywhere gold in such -profusion, and ;what impressed him
most of all wns the great number ol
quartz leads to :li.' square acre.
Most of these, too, extend . for
many thousands ci feet and free
gold can be panned from most of
this quartz, lie said while he was
led lo expect to find a rich camp,
he was surprised to find such
gigantic propositions. The transportation question was solved before the camp was established;
there is an abundance of power provided by nature in every stream;
the claims are covered wtth a
splendid growth of fine timber and
ail that is wanted is capital and
energetic business men to open up
the veins and place the product on
the market.
Last spring our town was threat
ened for a week or more with, being
swept by a brisk fire that got be*
yond control in the timber near the
electric light station, and for two
days nearly every man in town
turned oiit to fight for the life of the
town. The fallen timber covering
thc vacant ground on the townsite
made the fire very dangerous.' ' Th
present is the best time 'of the year
to burn up this dangerous fallen
timber, and we think it should be
fired before ths heavy snow fall sets
in. With due care it could be fired
now and a recurrence of last spring's
experience would be avoided. The
citizens might take the matter up
with the townsite agent and act
jointly in this matter which seems
to us of vital importance.
Willi silver selling arid iii active
demand above the 60-cent mark, a
condition not known lor over three
years, a mining revival will without
doubt take place before next season and we may expect to find our
silver-lead properties in demand.
Conditions for mining investment
have been improving since the middle of last summer and one thing
after another tends to help it along.
It is probable that inside of another
year we mdy find British Columbia
more prosperous, at least a more
genuine prosperity, than existed in
18, for the country has outlived
the evil effects of the boom days, and
what comes now will be on merit
instead of from unscrupulous man
oeuvring by stock manipulators.
Go To
Trout Lake.
United Battel's of North America
Ilm, (Jotted Hatters
>\ v^ttTcN.��^?.<;\ ����� none* natters
/S^K- % v>\ "f Nor"* America.
ff / M$$M$r& V'A whstt l'ou are buy
(bit f&'ffr. V. ���'SB wMing ft FUR HAT,
l_j)| cither "oft or stiff,
"1 Kcnuii
/ Label;
/ If   a
dec to it tlmt the
nuinp UNION
-Jibe! is sowed in it.
f a retailer haa
looso labels ln Iiis
wiss carton and oilers to put one in a
hat for you, do not
jmtronu.! him. He
has notanyrigncto nave loose labelB. Loose
labels in re tail stores are counterfeits. Do not
listen to any explanation'as to why thc hai
has no label. The Genuine Union Label ia
perforated on tlie four edjjes exactly the same
as a postage stamp, OirCinterfeits aro gome-
times perforated on threo of tho-edges, and
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order to get rid of
their scab-made hats. The John B. Stetson
Oo. of Philadelphia, I'a., i.s non-union concern,
JOHN A. MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N." J.
11 Wavorly Place, Room 15, INevr York 0:
on second flobf in Eagle block
Ferguson, B. C,
���*��������� Open for engagement for
clay or night meetings
at reasonable rental.
Write or call on
Drugs ��m Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded..
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High Class
Our stock is new and very
complete and we sell on a
na'l'i'ow 'margin. An order
would be appreciated.
We do anything in line of
Picturo Framing.
Hkvelstoke, B. C.
(5ii Friday night last Postmaster
Geo. B. Batho, who, hy the way, is
a Conservative, received notice that
his services were no longer required
by the postal authorities. Mr.
Batho is, however, not feeling very
badly over the loss, for there was
really no remuneration to speak of
attached to the position, but he had
Notion t<�� Delinquent t'o-Otvilei'H.
Tu ;;. Gordon rioldberj; ur I,, riolrlbiiri, or to
liny uarsoil or persona to ivliom Iheymi'v
li-iyo lr.m.��.t>rrecf their Interests In the7,11n',-
Kol.ort nii.l l.lttle ltoberr N'o. 'J miner elttlms
situate nt ihe hefulof the north fori; of Lnr-
iletiueree., und Hiljoiniui; the Rhick Worrier
oroup on the southeast, in the Trout Lako
Milling Division of West Kootonay Ilstrlot.
Vou are hereby notltleil that I liave'exnomleil
livo liiinilreil and live dollars and tivemy-ll vi*
eeuts {Ml*.���.���;���', in lahorand iiniiroveinents on
the above mentioned mineral claims for the
iii'reiit yenr In order to hold said mineral
claims under tlie provisions of tho mineral
.���������f..uiil ii will,],, ninety days from thc dale
Ol tins mil lee you fall or refuse to contribute
your proportion of suoh expenditures together
with all oosl of advertising, your interest In
sulci claims will become the property of**tlie
.'���otisei-lher, under suction*of an Act entitled
An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, M
Dated at forguson tills loth davof July, 1903
octlO-Sm JOSEl'H 0. KIKKrATWoK.
Wo make a specialty of
floors and SHOES
And recommend the
Make for ladies and children,
Boots for mon.   Prices same as
Winnipeg and Vancouver.
C. B. HIME & CO., Ltd.,
Oenoral Merchants,
'I'ltOUT LAKE, II. t.'.
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Shaving,     Shampooing,
Hairdressingi      Singeing.
Dyeing, '  Baths; hot and
oold water.' "      '
I hare the best appointed 'shoo In the C
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L Proprietor. %
Ferguson, the Pay-Roll Centre
of the Rich Lardeau.
SOUTH of Ferguson lie the
i phenominally rich
cdttps   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.
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