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VOL. III. NO. 24.
82.00 A YEAR.
Plans ire Now Being, iiranged
Estimated Tbat Over 200 Men
Will be Added to the Pay Roll
The Eagle is in a position this week
to give some interesting and���to tbis
camp���highly important information
concerning the Lardeau's threo biggest
and woitliliinst companies or syndi
cates, to ivit: tbe Great Western
Mines, the Double Eagle Development
company, and tbe Ophir-Lade Mining
Syndicate, Limited. This group of
big mining corporations is all practically owned and controlled by the
same people. Taking tbe three together they stand almost unique in the
history of II. C, mining ventures.
Unheralded by flourish of trumpets
they have grown up quietly and on
straight business principles. Their
career bas at no time been marked by
extravagance and though sometimes
up against difficulties that would have
killed the average company In short
order they have yet to acknowledge
jlefeat. The syndicate behind them
has" grown from modest beginnings,
and by enterprising but cautious and
far-seeing management has developed
Into one of the most important and
successful mining combinations in the
province, a combination of unlimited
eastern and British capital with
i shrewd, practical western enterprise.
. This is a lay-out that can't bo downed
and Lardeaultes may well congratulate
themselves on having such men in
control of banner properties.
u One thing tho Eaole likes about
Billy Pool and bis associates is tbat
.they have nothing to hide. When this
groat moral journal goes after them
for news, it novel- gets the marble
heart or the glacial handshake.
The Great Western.
Eagle readers are well posted as to
what this company has done in the
past���and how it bus made tbe Nettie
L. one of the host mines in British
Columbia ln quicker order and with
less expondlturo than have characterized any other company we know of.
As to their future policy the Eagle
questioned Manager Pool last week as
ho was leaving with his partner, J. J,
Young of Calgary, for the .Lado group,
��� What tho company-has done so far is
evidently not In it with what they Intend to do in the immediate future.
Mr. Pool intimated that development
work on the Nettio L. would proceed
on tbo sumo old safe lines but on a
much larger scale. The time is fast
approaching when and aerial tramway
and concentrator will become necessary and before another year passes
wo may expect to seo anywhere from a
hundred tons a day from this mine
landing down the hill to tbe pay roll
centre on its way to the smelter.
New strikes have become so oommon
on the Nettle L. that the Eagle has
almost overlooked tho latest big find.
It simply confirms what everybody
now believes, that the hill between the
river forks is a mouutain of ore. The
latest strike wus made accidentally,
but It is the biggest yet. The engineers discovered it whilo running the
line between tho Ajax and Coppei
Reef. Noticing some peculiar looking
white rock one of tbom hit it a tap
with tho back of an axe and found to
his surprise it was solid galena. Mr.
Pool was sent for and bringing up a
pick and shovel they took out nearly a
wagon load of clean .galena, some of
tho Chunks weighing from a hundred
to three hundred pounds each. It Is
ono of M.e biggest surfueo s'aowlngs
over encountered iii tho district, over
threo foot of a solid, paystreak. The
Ajax has achieved tbe dignity of being
a mino from tho grass roots.
The long tunnel on tho Nettle L.
Is making rapid progress. Tho drift
at tbe end of the 700-foot tunnel is now
In over 200 feet and nice showing of
iron and galena are being encountered.
When the tunnel reaches the main ore
chute tbe Nettie L. will have some
good stoping ground, that will take
years to mine out.
Doable  K&jrle.
This company, which Is mainly a
development syndicate, has sixteen
claims. Ten thousand dollars is at
present being spent on placing the
May Bee, Nettle L.'s sister claim, on a
shipping basis. The Moscow, on Pool
creek, will also be taken In hand shortly on similar lines. All the company's
claims are being surveyed and crown
granted as rapidly as possible. A. P.
Cummins, P. L. S., bas the work in
hand. He has nearly finished the
Nettie L. and May Bee groups. Considering that the three 'companies own
from twenty-five .to thirty different
properties Mr. Cummins and bis assistants bave their hands full for the rest
of the season.
- It is expected that the May Bee will
be shipping this winter over tho wagon
road which is being built up the
mountain, and afterwards over the
tramway, which will probably be put
in to accommodate both mines. Some
of the well known properties 'in the
Double Eagle aro the Trilby and Noble
Three groups, (nine claims), the Sliver
Bow, Butte and Black Diamond, on
all of which assessment .work is being
done. This gives one some faint idea
of the amount of Jwork the company
have on hand.
Ophlr-Liitle Syndicate.
The first payment of $5,000 wns made
last week by Messrs. Pool and Young
under the 1100,000 option given by the
Lade brothers and A. Gunn. The
second payment ($2,000) falls due on
January 1st next, and the money is already in band to pay it. The Eagle
learns from Mr. Pool that he and his
partner in Calgary, who raises most of
the capital required for their mining
deals, could have got the stock in the
Ophir-Lade syndicate subscribed for
twice over,
The syndicate Is being incorporated
under the B. C. laws, but is practically
a close corporation, like tho Groat
Western and Double Eagle, neither of
which companies has any sharos for
sale.. J. J. Young Issued cheques on
Thursday for between $10,000 and $11,-
000 to local parties in return for Nettle
L, shares, which practically takes every
share on tho market as far as this district is concerned. Tho price paid for
shares was not learned, but is understood to be on the basis of somewhere
In the neighborhood of half a million
dollars for the wholo property.
The directors of the Ophir-Lade syndicate will be W. B. Pool, Jno. J.
Young, W. P. Cochrane, F. W. Godsal and G. S. McCarter. Tho head
office will be at Calgary, though Ferguson will be the registered office. The
capital stock is $120,000, divided into
000 shares of $200 each, payable $20
cash, and the balance In amounts sufficient to pay off tbe installments of tho
option as they fall due and furnish
working capital. This is ono of tho
few B. C. companies where nobody
gets a rake-off. All the sharos have
beon sold at par and nobody gets any
freo promoters' stock. If the same
policy had been followed in this province generally the mining industry
would to-day be a howling success.
On behalf of the syndicate, Mr. Pool
purchased an adjoining timber claim
on Thursday and paid spot cash. The
Eagle was shown a smelter certificate
of a test of tellurlde ore from the Lade
group whioh ran 067 ounces in gold or
$11,340 to the ton. Not bad for rook
from a distriot which has received
black eyes from two official -'experts.
Mr. Pool estimates that there is $100,-
('00 worth of froe milling gold In sight
on the property as It stands to-day.
Messrs. Pool and Young left on Friday to visit the property and make arrangements to put up buildings and
start a gang ot men on a systematic
plan of development. A wagon road
will also be built from Ton Mile and a
headquarters and stable erected at tho
foot of the mountain, The intention is
to work the properly all winter, a task
whioh some mining mon thought was
Impossible, but In Mr. Pool's case the
old adage is good���"where there's a
will there's a way,"
Eastern  Men Will  Endeavor  to
Swing a Deal on the Ruffled
Grouse Oroup.
It doesn't seem to tako very long to
Interest men with capital when
an apparently good mining proposition
presents itself. Following close upon
the recent rich discoveries made on
tho Ruffled Grouse, comes the news
that J. N. Richards of Cleveland, Ohio,
has obtained an option on the property
at $70,000, the first payment, five per
cent., falling due with the expiration
of the option on August lfitb, and the
balance in four i equal ir bailments
extending ovor a period of twelve
months. The proposed buyers agree
to work at least four men, but as they
have to make a $20,6o6'payment In four
months they will, if the deal is swung,
endeavor to prove wba't they aro paying for by that time, Recent work
substantiates the values at first reported. Two assays were mado tho other
day by Assayor Shannon, one ofdark
carbonates, which went 2S50 ozs. in
silver or $1710 to the too, whilo the
other, red carbonates, run 2110 ozs. or
$156 per ton. The first two assays
received went $lf054.50 and $154.60 por
ton in silver respectively. Messrs. A,
E. Welch and G. Ii. Bat.'io visited the
RulHed Grouse property last week nnd
are much impressed with thc prospects
of it becoming a grass-root shipper for
this district. Tho owners, Messrs. .1.
W, Livingston, Ole Peterson and Andy
Ward, are now at work, and if the
option is not tnken up they may continue work on their own hook. They
believe that a surface ore shipment
can be made which will run from $200
to $ 100 per ton. Cut this in two und
they still havo ore wbioh would be
considered a Klondike in any other
part of the world. Tho property is
only about three miles from Trout
lake, .where transportation will soon
be provided, and even with the present
transportation facilities they have a
big advantage over most locations,
being bandy to the wagon road.
Future development on the Ruffled
Grouse will bo watched with interest
by everyone in the district,
unmitiod to by broken, boistotl, und
treated nt a profit, but also making it
possible to savo values from thc mammoth dumps, which carry valuos between iii and $0 in gold to the ton.
The mill contemplated will be erected
right at the mines to save transportation charges.
With shallow surface developments
on a lode deposit it is rarely good judgment to run a long costly tunnel to cut
tho lode at a great depth. Tho Mexican
miner's way, though not pretty, is generally satisfactory in returns. His
method is to follow the ore values with
bis mine openings, turning his shaft or
winze or tunnol as the ore body changes
its direction. W 1th shallow surface developments thore is nothing certain on
which to predicate the direction or the
continuity of an ore shoot developed by
a surface cut or shallow incline. It Is
much safer to'gain depth by successive
steps. Just how-much at a time is n
matter for judgment in the particular
case, but it is stife to say that 200 feet
is ordinarily an ontside figure for the
first gain in depth sought by a tunnel.
As the direction and continuity develop,
greater depths may be taken by successive tunnels without increasing the
chances against success. To tunnel to
cut a lode a thousand feet below sur
face works only fifty or so feet deep
reads nice, but it is not mining.
Outside Investors ire Coming
and Work i
Ming Properties ire Mug
Mayor Carlson passed through Nelson yosterday on his way to the Boundary. He is now meeting with some
difficulty in socurlng enough men for
his constrction work in connection with
tho Lardo branch. Work is now so
well opened up that ho could find work
for 500 mon If thoy were available. He
will take all the men lie can get on his
return from the Boundary. When he
left tho grado Murphy, tho rancher,
was still blocking the tracklayers at
Copper creek. It was generally understood that J. D. Sullivan, tho railway
company's engineer, would b,o able to
come to tonus with tlio impatient
rancher and that tho work of laying
the steel would proceed without further
delay. Mayor Carlson said thut Murpy
was the most confident man that he had
ever seen tncklo n powerful railway
company slnglo hnuded nml no one had
felt Inclined to call his bluff! If that Is
what he Intended whon ho foiled tho
trees across the right-of-way and proceeded to camp upon it.���Nelson Tribune.
AnnOWHEAD, July 22.���R. L. Ed
wards, M. JE., consulting engineer of
tho Prospectors' Exchange, Nelson,
has beon up Fish eroek and Pool creek
examining properties there ou behalf
of his company. Ho spent a week in
going over several properties, including tbo Oyster group. He has Inken
out somo fine samples of free-milling
oro, obtained from claims on Menhin-
iok ereok and Seven-Mile creek, those
from tho Gold Finch showing the
quartz to-be heavily impregnated with
gold. Mr. Edwards returns in August
to examine other properties on behalf
of hia syndicate. The samples of ores
will be put on exhibition at the Prospectors' Exchange, Nelson. Assays
havo already been obtained from most
ofthe properties already quoted. The
samples are for the purpose of showing
intending investors what tho district
can produce in tho way of froo-inllling
gold ores.
Our friend "Jerry," who admires
tho Eagle���on the silver dollai���feels
elnted over tho big boom that is going
on. Ho now admires thc eagle on the
twenty-dollar gold piece.
Schmidt's law for finding a vein after
It has beon faulted or dislocated runs ns
follows: If the dislocation, or fault, is
struck on Its hanging wall it must be
passed through and tho driving continued on the hanging wall side of tho
faulted lode. If the foot wall ol the
fault is struck It must be passed
through and the driving continued on
the foot wall of tbe faulted vein,
Charles Butters, a California mining
engineer, who has been giving his attention to Cripple Creek low-grade
ores, lately announced that he had
found a most satisfactory process, involving chemical, concentration and
mineral oil, and that London capitalists stood all ready to back any enterprise that might bo started. Ho assorts
that it will bo possiblo to trout the ores
Rev. A. C, Manson, pastor of second
Presbyterian church of Dulilth, and
Rev, T. K. Fjshero'Minneapolis, were
in the camp during the past week, nnd
carefully wont over the Sunset and
Metropolitan groups, in which they aro
interested. Spoaking to tho Eagle
just before they loft for homo on Monday last, tbey expressed themselves as
leaving woll satisfied with what thoy
hud seen, and tlioroughly convinced of
the rich mineral resources of this camp.
In fact thoy found conditions wore better thau had been represented to them
by Rev, elms. W. McCrossan, tlio managing director for,this strong now Lardoau company, a company which the
Eagle hopes may suceood in propoi'
tion to the earnest otl'orts now being
made by thorn to turn somo of our
prospects into shipping mines.
The past week has been full of cheer
and good news for the Lardeau and
Trout Luke district. .Mining men.
smeltor men, and persons seeking investment, from the southern Kootenays.
Spokane, Cleveland, Dulutb, Minneapolis, and Western Ontario, havo been
busily engaged all week visiting properties here und thoro throughout the
camp. But of course tho result of
thoir investigation into our minoral resources is scarcely known as yet. The
Ruffled Grouse has boon bonded to J. N.
Richards of Cleveland. Ohio, for $70.-
00U, a report of whicli appears olso-
where. Work hns been commenced on
the Lono Star group, The Triune and.
the Lade properties aro working (ull
blast. The Comstock is showing up
well as development goes along, as Is
also the Sunset group. A test shipment will be made f.-om the Metropolian. Surveyors are busy In every direction. The hills are full of prospectors. Men are .scarce, especially $:J..M
a day mon for trail work. The town is
almost deserted, but blasting reports
from all quarters indicate the population's whereabouts. The business
houses are sending out pack train after
pack train of supplies, but hotel business is quiet, us men aro merely pas>-
ing in and out of town. The weather
hns beon perfect, und the snow is nj
longor iiitoi'fct-ring with operation-.
Tho railway is coming nearer tbe fooj
of the lake daily, and all the men
available arc being put on by Contractor Carlson. Property owners arc busy
doing thoir assessment work, and somo
very good finds hnve been made. Thi-,
along with the important news of tbo
larger properties given in another
column, tends to make the Immediate
prospects for the camp looks muc:i
brighter tbau heretofore Thc camn
cau easily stand for a shift of prosperity.
Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., paid tho
Rovolstoko Herald a visit upon his return from the coast. Among othor
Items of news, which ho brought with
him, it is a pleasure to learn tbat a decision bas been arrived at on tho Fish
river wagon road question. Tenders
aro to bo called for to build tho road
by contract at onco. It will bo laid out
on tho Thomson's Lauding side of tho
rivor, but in order to glvo Comaplix an
equal advantago with its commercial
rival on the othor shore of the Arm, a
bridge will be put in, as soon as tho
stage of water permits at tho canyon
about half a mile above tho old bridge
on tbo pack trail, with which connection will bo made both with tho old
wagon road up the river from Coma-
at a cost of not moro than $3a ton, en-tplix and too uow ono from Thomson's
abllngnot only thousands of ton, yet I Landing.
Contractor Carlson of tho Lardeau
branch, is of tho opinion that men are
going to be scarce this summer In
view of tho great amount of work
which will be in hand within the next
two months, lie figures that then- Is
sufficient construction work mapped
out to require tho services of at leant
5,000 in tho interior of the provinco
and he does not at present pec where
thoy aro all coming from. Iio figures
that tho work In tho Bouudory district
will requiro at least 2,000 men, that
tho Lardoau branch will afford employment for 1,000 more if they can lie
obtained, that over 1,000 will bo required for the construction In Ea*t
Kootonay, and that fully 1,000 will be
required for tho proposed cut-off nt
Field on the main lino of the Canadian
The provincial government is having
somo difficulty with the members of th-.
Minors' Union at Ymir over the wage.;
to be paid upon the work whieh ha-
boen mapped out for tho Ymir district.
Tho government scalo calls for $2.50
per day for ordinary laborers, but th-���
Ymir union is trying to force a scale of
$3. It is not likely that the scale wi:
be recognized. Tho government wll
oither let tho necessary work by con
tract or will loavo it over until son;a
other season.���Nelson Tribune. Advertising Rates: Display wis., ,1.00 per
column Inch per montli. Legal mis. 13 cents
r,ir (nonpuriel) llnu for tlrst insertion : Scenls
it each tuHltiuiiHl insertion. Reading notices
10 cents per lino each Issue. Ninety nay legal
notices', $10; sixty days,t7.Mi iluriv.lii.vs,?.i.
\.. nils, accepted at loss Hum mil rntoj.
Subscription Rates: Bymailoroarricr.ta.00
i .'i- annum : m.oii tor six months, To foreign
jtddressos su.fio.  sti.i.pcil nt expiration.
.'ou Printlug: Tlio Eagle lobdopartmoul is
lliobosl equipped olllce in North Kootonay,
and is prcpnreu to execute till kinds ol printing
m hones*, prices.
Address ull communications to
THURSDAY,   JULY 25,   1001.
"I note with satisfaction that you
consider legitimate mining as good
as ever in, British Columbia. The
stock market is surely in a bad way,
and holds out very little encouragement to investors. I know however
that, as you say, this cannot interfere with legitimate mining."���Extract from Toronto man's letter to
the Eagle.
The investing public are tiring ol
"stock" propositions in the mining
world, and more attention is now
being directed to syndicate or cooperative mining. They have found,
in many cases to their sorrow, that
dealing in mining stocks and legitimate mining are -two different propositions. The waste of money
heretofore with "stock" companies
has been, for the most part, above
and not below mineral ground.
The government of Australia now
pays its trackmen 42 shillings
($10.50) per week, for a day of
eight hours, with steady employment the year round; but of course
in Australia the people own the railways and through their representatives direct their administration, instead of (as in Canada) the corporations, owning the franchises and
land and skinning the public and
their employees for private profit.
Thos. McNaught, manager ofthe
Halcyon Hot Springs, has mooted
the idea of forming a provincial
ournalists' institute, and suggests
that no more fitting a point could
be found for the first meeting than
at the Springs, with which the
Eagle concurs. Much good could
be accomplished by such a meeting,
and at no time in the history of the
province is some joint action for a
betterment of existing conditions so
necessary. The situation will bear
talking over. The Eagle hopes to
see the press take this matter up
and act upon Mr. McNaught's
splendid suggestion.
Editors ot the big daily press very
often wonder at little jerk-water
weeklies discussing the existing
economic nnd social inequalities,
nnd their "nerve" in pointing out a
cure. Why, to think of those little
country sheets tackling "national"
questions. They ought to know
better. But may the Lord help the
masses, if they have to wait for the
big daily press, owned and controlled by and for private capitalistic
interests, to take up their cause.
However, continual industrial strife,
strikes nnd organization on the part
of the masses, will soon bring even
the daily press into subjection. The
people have the power, and only
now are they beginning to realize
it. And when they do unite, the
private monopolies will be no more.
They will be owned by all the people nnd run on business principles
in the interests of the people. If
the private monopolist doesn't like
it ho can flee to Pierpont Morgan's
land and lake his choice.
Most of the mining property owners in the Lardeau are very reasonable in their demands upon a man
who realty talks and means business.
It is true they refuse to tie their
properties up as in former days, but
if a mining man will put up an evidence of good faith and consent to
develop a property betore paying the
purchase money, he can get easy
working bonds on any number of
promising prospects.
On and after this year mining
property owners, who have claims
located away from suitable trunk
routes, will have to build their own
trails to connect with trunk trails.
This will at least eliminate the
scrambling-for-an-appropriation feature ot the present system.
It appears that the Houston block
has been sold, and that the proceeds
were paid out to union printers to
help union men win their battles.
It is also evident that the money
was all paid out before the C. P, R.
maintenance-of-way men went on
strike. The Tribune says: "The
Canadian Pacific is up against the
worst of it in this province in its
dispute with trackmen over the
question of a readjustment of
Supt,   McPhcrson can show by
facts and figures that  there was
more work done for the money last
s.-nson, while  the government was
paying men  engaged  on road and
trail building in this camp S3 a day,
than there is being done this season
or was done any previous season
where only $2.50 a day was paid.
AUthe responsible officials in charge,
including  Mr. Taylor,  except   the
chief  commissioner of  lands   and
works,   W.  C. Wells, admit this,
and agree that where the isolation
is so evident and living so expensive, combined  with  a very short
season  and  a  going   camp   wage
-c:ile of S3 a day, the government
sliould be the last to break a statute
-.vnicli- itself  has  framed tor contractors on like work.    Hut notwithstanding the incapability of Mr,
Wells, who is entirely out of place
ir.  his present  position, the Eagle
regrets to say that  Mr. Taylor is
��;;ll   supporting   lhe   government
which places such men as Mr. Wells
in a cabinet position.
The Eagle was informed recently
that this great new movement towards co-operation, to replace competition, eminated Irom the "lower
classes," if you please. Well, supposing it is. Was there ever a reform movement since the beginning
which was not brought about by the
people most affected? To fell a tree
we don't begin at the top. The
"lower classes." Indeed! and this
trom a man who sprung from that
very class. Some of the best men
we ever had on earth sprung from
the "lower classes." Even our
Savior, Jesus Christ, was of the
"lower classes." But it it be true
that God helps those who help
themselves, the "lower classes" will
soon vote some of these private
capitalistic upstarts into a position
where equality will reign at any
rate. The whole people will then
own the means of production and
"I would like to, but I haven't
time." The doou of one ot our
most splendid mansions closed and
a man hurried to his office. Magnificent paintings hung in this home,
paintings to inspire, but he never
now studies lliem, he had no time.
Many books peeped from a library,
but he now scarcely opens their
covers; he has no time. A wife and
family were his, but he no longer
has time for family associations.
"Good bye,my dearjwatch for me."
Elsewhere a man with the dinner
pail kissed his little boy good-bye
and the door of one of our smallest
homes closed as the bread-winner
hurried away. All through the dust
and grim and toil he thinks of his
wile and boy, and they think of him,
and at night the lad runs out to
meet him. At night he holds the
little youngster close to his heart
and reads the paper on the doorstep. He has time.���Charles Chur-
What is there about the search for
precious metals in the British
Columbia hills which proves so
strong that nothing but death can
tear one away who has once yielded
to its fascination? Men in all walks
of life have taken up the burden
laborers, mechanics and professional
men, boys from the farm and sons
of the wealthy, striplings and veterans, the prospecting fever subjects
alike. Can it be greed of gain? If
so, other pursuits offer surer wealth
and fewer harnships. Do the perils
and hardships appeal to the adventurous, or is it that the gambling
instinct in the human breast lures
a man into the solitude, trusting to
his luck to strike it rich and return
alive? There is some fascination,
some inexplicable reason which
tempts men to so many different
temperaments, habits and ideals to
follow so precarious a life as that of
the prospector.���The Empire (London.)
One would think that grown men,
and women, would rise superior to
little things, but they do not and it
is a lact that the persons who the
most indulge themselves suffer the
effects the most, for, like all encouraged vices, as the habit grows
to fasten itself and in time becomes
the bane of their existence, they
fear the world as it fears them. The
poisoned tongue and the readiness
to work injury rather than benefit,
the general willingness of humanity
to attack and harm, have led the
world into all kinds of trouble and
the reign of the "backbiter" and
the "knocker" has always been and
doubtless always will be. The plain,
old every day liar is back of all and
he receives the assistance of the
assistance ofthe "censorious, snooping, backbiter, who is a nuisance
and a curse, a mere bag of bile and
jaundice, a collector of the offal of
ill nature," and upon whom the
habit has grown and developed until his mission is to set the world by
the ears and continuously knock
and knock.
F. W. Hayes, prominent for many
years in Detroit, Mich, banking circles, is nt the hotel Allan. Mr. Hayes
is Interested with Lawyer M. Depow,
president of the National Biscuit company, nnd a In-other of Senator Chaun-
cey Depow, In tho Black Bear, Kangaroo and Cliff properties in the Lardeau.
The company is not working on an extensive scale at tho present timo and
will not hurry matters until it is apparent that tho Lardeau branch of the
C. P. R. will pass within reasonable
shipping distance of their properties.
Prior to returning home Mr. Hayos
will visit the Lardeau, and leaves today or tomorrow Ior tho Boundary,
where he is Interested In mining properties.���itossland Miner.
T. Gallon & Co.
I Ore Baas I
f AND ^ *
Sash and Doors
R. Davis, Prop.
Ferguson Saw Mill
I am prepared to fill orders for
any description or quantity of
Lumber on the shortest notice.
I am agent for	
 Sawyer Bros.'	
 Sash and Door	
and will be pleased to fill orders.
Ask for our ���   ���
Popular Brands:
Featon'a Choice
U and I ��� ��� ���
Nation's Pride ���
Canada's Own ���
Moss Rose ��� ���
Silver Spray    ���
 _  _  _._...     _  .      .Limited,
successors to tfaguer-Fenton Tobacco Co., Loanrington, Ont.
Manufactured by thc Consumers' Tobacco Company,
     '     aingto
STARKEY St Co,, Nelson, B.C., Agents for tbe Kootenays
Hold by GEO. B. HATHO & CO., Ferguson, li. C.
That Ferguson is the Supply Point
Por Lardeau's Shipping Mines..������,....
Just drop around at any time this season and see the
loaded pack horses leaving dally In every direction.
tgn$in!z-z$s?yrqs-t$ri$5 z$r7$rz$s-zpr-z$i Z$rz5rz$r2$s7$r-z$$-z,',s-7,',s-23r
Gold, Stiver-Lead and Copper Mines wanted it tlio EXCHANGE. FHF.E
MILLING   GOLD properties  wanted at once tor  Eastern  investors,
Parties having mining property For Sale arc requested to send samples
ot their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
All samples should be sent by express prepaid. Correspondence
solicited.  Address all communication to
P.O. Box 700,      NELSON, B.C.
-   ���-���'         ������ ���7"   ' ���
The "Copy" has been In the hands of
the lithographers for three weeks now,
and the maps are expected here daily.
Send in your order now.
Orders already received will bo filled
promptly upon receipt of maps.
Packing and
Ferguson Packing and
Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered into Ior packing ol Mining Supplies, etc,, to any
point In the district.
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting Irom Thomson's Landing to Ferguson a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C. v*j}**f S. Daney, Proprietor.
I Hotel Ferguson
The bar is supplied with the best brands oj
fPin.es, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters 'for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted.
Rates SS.on'u day nnd upwards.
Fergtison Bros,, Proprietors.
The King's Hotel
Nevwly Built
Newly Furnished
Three ^toreys   High
Best and Biggest Stock
of Wines, Liquors
and Union-Made
Cigars in the Lardeau
Well Lighted, Furnace
Victoria Jlvenue, East,
Ferguson, B.C.
Hotel Lardoau
J. Laughton, Proprietor.
An now we havo an international salt
trust! If some financier will just promote an air trust the list will be complete.
It seems rather strange that the pro-
^  vincial press here and there report a
scarcity of men while so many strikers
are idle.
Thero oome9 a time whon a woman
has to make up hoi- mind to choose bo-
twoon being culled a "dear old soul" or
���i "crabby old thing."
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a guarantee
that tlio producers thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production.
United flatters of North America
Capitalists bave begun to understand
bottor than over before that tho intelligence and fraternity of tho working
mon in combination are factor.-; to be
considered in making their plans.
Brooklyn workingman'e wife (in 1901)
r"What's happened, Denny?" Her
husband, (desperately)���" Well, I've
been fired by J. P. Morgan, and there's
nobody elso in the world to work for."
���Brooklyn Eagle.
Socialism is spreading at a rapid
rate; an atmosphere of socialism pervades all quarters; no other subject is
so constantly discussed in the newspapers, and it is the all-absorbing topic
of the dally conversation of two-thirds
of the people.
The immense mineral resources of
this district, combined with the fact
that we have no labor troubles, and
cheaper transportation facilities in
sight, is having a good effect on the
outside. Tbe Lardeau will be a live-
wire number this fall.
. So long as private corporations are
permitted to exist they will hire men
to do their bidding. How long, oh,
how long will it be before the laboring
people will see that their only salvation
is to have all the people own all the
property so that none will have an in-
centlve to bribe, steal and oppress
Here is a biblical prophesy: "Go to
now, ye rich men; weep and howl for
your miseries that shall come upon
you. Your riohe9 are corrupted, and
your garments are moth eaten. Your
gold and silver is cankered, and the
rust of thorn shall be it witness against
you and shall oat your flesh as it were
fire. Ye have heaped treasure together
for the last days."���James v, 1, 2, 3,
' What do you think of it?
Rov. Dr. W. A. Wright of tlio M. E,
church, recently started his staid but
puzzled audience by saying: "Great
accumulation of money is not evil, unless It is used for evil and results in
evil. Combination of capital is founded
on strong economic law. I believe in
combination of capital. As the immediate remedy for its wrongs, I believe in the organization of working-
men. The final remedy is combination
of both these forces. My solution is
sooialism, and I bolieve in the 9teps
that lead to socialism,"
EDiTon Eagle : I havo been endeavoring all 'spring to get somo assistance in building a trail to tho Beatrice
mino, with the object in viow of working noxt winter. An appropriation
was mado chiefly on the morits of tho
Beatrice mine, to build a trail down
Goat crcok.. Now an experiment was
mado lu tho winter of���'118 in shipping
oro via the abovo trail, at an outlay of
$2ij por ton. In tho wlntor of 1000 oro
wus hauled down tho Pool ereek trail
at $16 per ton, over a difficult trail
which was built Into ln tho fall. .This
trail is tho one I havo beon endeavor
ing to got put In sbapo for use by
extending it about, IH miles to Johnson
crook, whereby tho rawhldcrs could
handle oro at a much cheaper rate
than waB dono in 1900. I see by an
article in your paper that the only
assistance I >nm to get is that I may
use the trail'down Goat eroek, This
route, as far as tho Beatrice is concerned, is useless, so the mino will have to
still remain idle until wo do get the
trail whoro oro can be handled with
economy. It is surprising that with
all tho monoy being spent on trails
this summer that such important properties as the Beatrice and others up
Pool cr/Bk ojnnot get any assistance,
This ii/a short sighted policy insomuoh
us the government would derive immediate benefit by building trails to
mines whioh are shippers with feasible
i-ontos provided. If it is necessary at
nil to havo a trail up Goat creek, why
by all means build ono, but let us first
get a trail to properties which will
pay the government for the construction. Then we-shall be abla to build
the trails to prospocts with tho revenue
derived from shippers.
F. F. Fullmek.
Selkirk, B, C, July 14,1901,
has not any ngiit to nave loose labeli
labels in retail stores ure counterfeits
the United Hatters
of North America.
When yon are buying a POH HAT,
either soft or stiff,
see to  it   that   the
genuine U N i 0 N
Label is sewed in it.
If a retailer hns
loose labels in his
possession and of*
tors to put one iu a
hat for you, do not
patronize him. He
Uo not
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B. G,
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A, Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
listen to any explanation as to why tlie 1ml
haa no label. The Genuine Union Label is
perforated on tho four edges exactly the Bame
as a postage stamp. Counterfeits an�� sometimes perforated ou three of the edges, and
Kometimps only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
(or. the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order to get rid of
their scab-made hats. The John B. Stetson
Co. and Honry II. lloclofs & Co., both of Philadelphia, Pa., are non-union concerns,
JOHN A. MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N. J.
14 797 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Revelstoke, B. C.
Wholesale   JlfiiUi-    lu
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Tho I.est 4.(Kids Only,
st.uk Larue mid Complete.
Lardeau Miners' Union Ao.
119, W. F.ofM.
Meets every Saturday evening "at 8 o'clock,
iu tlie  Eagle hall, Ferguson, it. ('.   Visiting
mombers cordially invited.
President.       Recording Secretary.
Ceo. W. Corey,
Mining Engineer.
R.Lyman, Jr., B.8..E.M..
Memb. A. I. M. E.
Corey $ Lyman,
Mining Engineers.
Lardeau properties managed,
eu.r-ncd.nd     JPergUS0n, B. C.
reported upon.
Methodist Church
July 2, 16.   Aug. 6, 20.
July 13. 14. '5-
Christian Endeavor Convention.
July 2, 3-
National Education Association.
July 2, 3.
For time tables, rates and full information apply to local ag-cnts.
J. S. CARTER,      E. J. COYLE,
D. P. A., N��lson.      A.O.l'.A.. Vmicoilvcr.
Ferguson : Service* 111 Eagle hull every
Sunday .t 3 p.m   junday school at 2 p.m.
Trout Lake City . Services In Forrester's
hall every M.imlayat 7:80 p.m. Sunday
school at 'I'Mp.m.
REV. S. J. GREEN, Pastor.
& Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
See that this Label is on .11 Clothing you buy
Edison    Phonographs    and    Records,    Quaker
Vapor Baths.    Clothing, etc., Cleaned and Dyed.
J. W. BENNETT, Revelstoke Station, B. C.
Smoke Cigars
And at all times insist on the
box bearing THE BLUE LABEL.
It helps manufacturers to see the force
of imyiog fair and honest wages.
The Label Committee, C. M. I. U.
The Lardeau District
as a, profitable field for the judicious advertiser Is unexcelled in this province.  THE
LARDEAU   EAGLE   ia   tho only  medium
actually covering tho district.  An ad. in the
EAQLB'will reach more people In Forguson,
Trout Lake City, Thomson's Landing, Comaplix, Camborno, Arrowhead, Ten Mile, Circle
city and every solitary mints in tlio district,
than any other paper published.   No other
district In Canada offers suoh splendid opportunities for good, wide-awake advertisers,
Do you want more business?  Then write at
onco for our advertising rates and place your
patronage in the only medium that actually
covers the flold-THE LABDEAU EAGLE,
Job Printing
The  EAGLE is the only printing oflice in
North    Kootenav  which can  furnish   the
Typographical   Union   Label    upon    yonr
printed matter.   Tills alone la a guarantee of
fair wage conditions and best workmanship.
-Mail orders tilled promptly.   Let ihe EAGLE
print your printing, always neat, clean and
-f-4 | The pay roll centre and tbe place tfben? Lardeau s shipping
I    r\AM r**.* r+ g\ ay% I mines are located, is situated mi miles souiheant of Revelstoke.
\4 /irllllt'llTl 1 From Kevelstoke to Arrowhead by rati, 28 miles; from Arrow-
P Tl V I INI III ' bend to Thiinisnii's Landing bv boat, 12 miles;  from the Landing
I   \)\ V     1)1   B * "�� FEHQUSON, by horso or stage, 10 miles,  come straight to
Ferguson,   investigation courted
Coming Solid Town the Lardeau *���� 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
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 see probably 400 men at
work, over 200 of which will be
engaged on the properties of
the first three named.
Because the shipping mines arc
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 man)- of
the companies operating in lhe
camp are located here.
Because Ferguson receives the
pay roll benefit from these work-
Because this is thc point where
mining men coming into the district make their headquarters; as
they can walk or ride and return
from most o!i the properties in
one clay or less.
Because ever'/ pound of ore from
these mines coming down the
hill lands first in Ferguson.
From here it will be teamed to
transpoctat ion on tho lake, a
distance of  four miles.
Because whe n the railway readies
the place v here the mines are it
will reach  Ferguson.
Because thei -e is every natural advantage fo r the building up of a
great mini ng 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 01 f people to ma ke
a town. The ore shipments, increasing business, and money and entt irprise will do fi ��e
rest.   Come and see for yourself.
From $150 up
From $75 up
Henry Ployd
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On the Wing
There is another fi-osh meat famine
in town.
Wild Raspberries are ripe, and
Twclvo men aro now at work on the
Metropolitan group.
Lew. Thompson returned Irom a business trip to Rovelstoke on Tuesday.
Thos. Downs of tho Enterprise brewery, Rovolstoke, was in town yesterday.
Isn't it about time the sports' committee for Labor day was appointed by
the citizens.
Ii. H. Ti-uoman, photographer, has
boon doing business in town for the
past three days.
A street rumor says that the Luoky
Jim has beon bonded Ior $50,000 to
Kossland parte.
H. P. Jones of Kossland, was in town
on Sunday and Monday. He intends
investing in Ferguson realty.
Mrs. Jos. Bunco and child of Grand
Forks, B. C, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Cummins this week. Mrs.
Bunce is it sister of Mrs. Cummins.
Frank Holton of tlio Metropolitan
group, was in town yesterday. Manager McCrossan returned to tho property
with him. They are taking out a test
,J. N. Richards of Clovoland, Ohio,
and A. E. Welch of London, Ont., left
hore for home on Tuesday morning.
They are delighted with tho camp's
progress and future outlook.
S. L. Long, oro buyer for the trail
smeltor, and O. Jeldness are making a
thorough examination of Lardeau's
mines this week. They are up on the
Great Northern hill to-day.
John Bielby and Mrs. Bielby, parents
of Mrs. R. P. Pettipiece, who have
been in Ferguson for the past three
months, left for their home in Fletcher,
Idaho, on Tuesday morning last.
D. L. Clink, who was in town on
Tuesday, says ho pays his mill hands
$2.50 a day, which, considering tbat
the mon work under cover and lose no
time, is as good as $3 a day on trail
work, he Bays.
,1. J. Young left here on Sunday for
San Francisco, and he would not deny
that the purposo of his visit was to
purchase a ten-stamp mill to be placed
ln operation at once on tho Lade group
by the new owners.
Reports brought down yesterday
from the Triune, owned by the Ferguson brothers, are most encouraging.
They now have enough stoping ground
in sight to keep the present force engaged for two years at least.
An Eagle representative will make
a trip up the north fork in the courso
of a couple of weeks for the purpose of
becoming personally acquainted with
the progress boing made on the many
properties now working up that way.
A. B. Dockstoadfir of Cod.y, B. C,
representing the Mutual Life Insurance
uompany of New York, is in tihe camp
for a few day this week. He is very
much impressed with the encouraging
progress boing made in this portion of
tho province.
The Nelson Tribune has the Nelson
Miner bottled, unless someone pulls the
cork. Tho Royal bank and MUlor&
Richard have secured judgment
ugalnBt the concern for sums aggregating close to $11,000, and the outfit will
bo sold by the sherlfl this week.
Rev. Chas. W. McCrossan of Minneapolis, occupied Rev. S. ,T. Green's pulpit hore last Sunday evening, lf Mr.
McCrossan is as successful in mining
ns he is at preaching, this camp will
benefit largely by his presence. The
services next Sunday will be at 3
o'clock In the afternoon.
The fisherman's strike on the Fraser
has ended for this season, but tho Rossland miners' and C. P. R. maintenance
men are still out, with comparatively
no change in the situation. The scum
of the earth Ib being imported by the
C. P. R. to replace the strikers, while
many good citizens are leaving the
John D. Sullivan, resident engineer
;or the Canadian Pacific railway, returned from the Lardeau branch yesterday, says the Nelson Tribune of the
20th, wliero he was endeavoring to reconcile rancher Murphy to the march
of civilization as evidenced by tho con-
. structlon of tha railway through hiB
Do you liko the Eagle? Do you
like it $2 worth ?
* Photographer Trueman will possibly close up his studio to-day (Thursday.)   Cull on him at once.
�� G. B. Batho & Co. will hereafter
receive twico-a-week shipmonts of California and B. C. fresh fruits.
* Weekly shipments of Iresh ranch
eggs and croamory butter now being
received by G. B. Batho & Co.
* Fresh fruits���strawberries, cher
ries, bananas, oranges, lemons, peaches
and apricots at G. B. Batho & Co.'s
The wages on construction work on
Lardeau's railway have boen raised
from $2 and $2.25 a day to $2.25 and
* Over 200 pounds of union-made
cbowlng tobacco Is now on sale at G. B.
Batho & Co's. Union label on every
out.  Give it a trial.
* Special attention is directed to
Andrew F. Rosenberger's advt. in this
issue. No stock to sell; straight legitimate mining properties placed.
* Get a camera and join the fiends.
There's amusement In it. Send to the
Canada Drug & Book Co., Revelstoke,
B. C. Photographic supplies also supplied.
* You are within hello distance of
anyone between here and Arrowhead,
and a message can be received or sent
from hore to any part of the world.
Telephone in Cummins & Co/s store.
A duly nualfflod teacher for Ferguson school
district.   Duties to commence August 11th.
Applications received up lo August 1st bv lhe
secretary, 8. SHANNON,
Ferguson. II. ('.
Rubber Stamps
Having secured the Lardeau agency for
a Rossland ilrm of ruhber stamp manufacturers, we are no\? prepared to take
orders for anything in this line.
TUE LARDEAU EAtiLE, Ferguson, B. C.
Store ln Eaglo Block.
WANTEP.-Lots   on   Victoria Avenue,  In
blocks 1,a,8,4,5,(ior7.    Send price,
terms, and particulars at once.
WILL   BUY   Lot 17.   in   block 2;
cleared, fenced nnd in garden.
ply at once.
i in block %  Ap-
._  .,v-.   Lots s, i) and 10 in
k 7, on Victoria avenue, limue
t""v   block 7, on \-luiurni rivuiiuo- inline*
dfatoly west of the Windsor hotel. Splendid
high nnd dry lots; an Al location, Worth
more, but owner must have money. Offer void
afier Aug. 1st.   Terms, cash,  Apply nt once.
lj>0*1/1/ cash] balance beforo August 1st.
Tills lot Is on Victoria Avenue, nlmotit cleared,
and In the business centre of the town. A
good buy at (be price. '  ���
d;i l\i\ WILL BUY comer Lot ] or 4, in
qUUU bloekiiil. INSIDE LOTS ill the same
bloek for sale at |7fi each. Terms: 'jjdotvn, %
ln H months, balance In li months.
tCmn, WILL BUY comer Lots 11 or Win
JplUU block 38. These lots aro 80x100.
INKIDE LOTH In same bloek for sale nt I7i>
each. Terms: */4 cash, balance in II and (i
months. 10 per cent, off for cash. These lots
are admirable residential property, handy to
tlie proposed school. Fine small creek nearby.
Several residences already erected in adjoining
Imperial Bank
*��������     of Canada,
��� K.Stlll.OOO.OO.
��� II, 850,000.00.
General Banluin Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits In Savings
Department at current rates.
a.b. PHirrs,
tfZl i\(\ WILL BUY corner Lots 11 or 14, In
q-UUl/ 40. |75 will buy inside lots ��, fl. 10,
12 or 1.1 ln the same block. Usual terms, This
propertv Is locally known as Knob hill a
bench overlooking the town. Splendid residential property.  Selling readily.
��1 K(\ WILL BUY anyone of Lois a, 4, fl,
qpldU 6, 7 or 8, in block 8, situate on Victoria avenue, north side; the only lots on the
main street at theso prices.  Usual terms.
$300 w"^B"YIx)tV,in block], oppo-
,!? W 3ite 8* Shannon's nssav oflice on
Vicoria Avenue. Half cash, balance In sixtv
days. This offer only holds good till Am? Ist
A snap lor a business location.
Por further particulars  apply to
Smoke i'nion-Make Cigars.
For sale by Ferguson's Leading Hotels.
Ask lor them.
R. S. Wilson.
CarpetB, Floor Oils,
Linoleum, Wall Paper,
Blinds, etc. Agent for
Pianos, Sewing Machines, etc. Mail Orders
promptly attended  to.
H. Edwards^
Deer Heads, Birds, Etc.
Mounted. Furs and Skins
Tanned and Dressed.
Third Street  ^Revelstoke
When you roach
Trout Lake City
register at the
Aurnlmrnson Bros., rrop'rs
Good accommodation, best service, choice wines, liquors and
cigars, lire proof sale, rates
OK. Laundry
/*^^  Corner Vickers Street
v    ^^and Queen Avenue
Laundry work of every description done
cleanly and promptly.
I S. W. F. Gainer
%    is now doing business at the
% old stand���"Eagle" building,
Halc^i Hot Springs
Sanituiium   .   .   ���
Thc most complete resort on thc continent
of North America. Situated midst scenery
unrivalled fur grandeur. Boating, fishing
and excursions. Resident physician und
nurse. In telegraphic communication with
all parts of the world. Two mails arrive and
depart every day, Its baths euro all nervous
and muscular diseases, us waters heal all
kidney, liver and stomach ailments. Its
hatha and waters are a- sure remedy against
all argentiferous poisons, terms ; $15 lo
��18 per week, flCi:ording to residence In hotol
ox VillM.
Leading Store
/ McKinnon &
Our Qoods
The Post Office store. Let us do your outfitting.
Fresh   fruits arriving. Liberal discounts for cash,
O. B. Batho * Co.
Pioneer Store
Cummins & Co
Ferguson and Ten-Mile
fC. B. Hume & Co. |
 Wholesale and Retail	
General Merchants
The largest importers in North Kootonay.
Stores at Revelstoke and Trout  Lake City, B. C. ��
&<$<$>�� $$$���$-*****$$*? $4 *��-*<��' &��**�����
Everybody    OUT  Special
smokes     AND	
-  The Union
Thoy are all Union made sml ol tbo RevelstokeCigar
best Havana Tobacco money can Manitt.lCturinir
buy. Try ono aud satisfy youraoU r.      n      . . .
us to tlieir quality. t-O., Kevelstoke.
Citizens ofthe Lardeau District
When you come to Revelstoke to do your shopping, remembor that
Bourne Bros.
have the  largoBt  and  best assorted  stock in  North  Kootenay.
Compare our prices and see our goods beloro purchasing elsewhere.
Mail Orders Promptly Filled


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