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 VOL. III. NO. 5.
$2.00 A YEAR.
Some Points on a Metallurgical
Triumph. ���
Oan Be Worked on a Small or Large
'    Soale���Will Bust the Smelter Trust.
If from the multifarious metallurgical patents, devices and processes perfected during the'last ten years we were
asked to select the most meritorious
and the one most likely to have a far-
reaching and beneficial effect upon the
mining industry, we should without
hesitation declare for the lately introduced Vulcan smelting and refining
furnace, a furnace which in the short
space of a year has not only completely
overcome the usual prejudice with
which any departure from accepted
methods is received, but which has in
addition gained enthusiastic commendations from the most conservative of
tho old style smelter men. Recent
mention has been made of the phenomenal results being obtained by this
furnace, from ores hitherto considered
aB undesirable for smelting purposes,
the smelting costs ranging from 35 pec
cent, to GO per cent, below the cost of
smelting ln tho latest tuyere furnaces*, I
and the recovery being an average of
98 per oent. and higher of precious
metals and coppor in ore, tho products
ranging from 60 per cent, copper in
mattes to 96 per cent copper pig.
When it 1b considered that fully one-
third of tbe gold, two-thirds of the silver and every pound of the industrial
metals aB copper, lead, iron, etc, (the
single exception being aluminum) produced annually are recovered from the
ores by smelting, it may be conceived
the vital importance attaching to the
introduction of a furnace having a wide
range of duty, simple in construction,
rapid in its action, economical in fuel
and labor and readily manipulated by
unskilled labor.
In the construction and manipulation
of the Vulcan furnace the discovery of
no new physical or chemical laws is
asserted. It is a smelting furnace, us-
, ing oreB, fluxes, fuel and air as other
smelting furnaces and governed in its
action by the same immutable laws,
Its increased efficiency lying in Its ex-
extreme simplicity and the novel, as
well as scientific, application of a new
method of carrying out the old laws.
Smelting is a chemical process.
Proper proportions of basic ores, as
iron, lime, etc., are mixed with certain
acid ores as silica, etc., and these are
charged into a furni.ce witb a sufficiency of fuel (carbon), The fuel is
ignited, air Is forced in to aooellerate
the chemical action known as "combustion," the air gives up its oxygen, as
do the metallic oxides in the ore, to
unite with tho Carbon and form carbonic oxides and acid gates. The
energetio union of the oxygen with the
carbon creates an Intense beat, which
acting upon tho basic iron and lime
and the acid silica oauses their dislnte*
gration, and recombination into the
complex product known as "stag,"
thru which, by reason of their greater
specific gravities, the metallic or semi
metalllo coppor and lead, carrying the
preolous metals, settle into tbe cruoible
beneath, to be drawn of! into mounds.
If the air is heated before entering the
furnace greater chemical activity results, economizing fuel and smelting a
greater quantity of ore In a given time.
Sulphides and arsenides must be oxidized before their metalllo contents
oan be recovered, by smelting in any
form but as a very low-grade matte or
spelss, either of which will require expensive and tedious after treatment to
recover tbeir values.
The tuyere furnace, now in common
use, is confined to tho reduction of ores
carrying tbe oxides and carbonat��s of
tbe various metals.   The lower part or
base of the furnace Is the "crucible"
for collecting the metals, whioh filter
thru the slag.   A few inches above the
crucible the shell of tbe furnace Is
pierced  with a series of equidistant
openings to reoelve the tuyere pipes,
thru which air is forced into the furnace under high pressure by a powerful
positive blower.   Between eaoh tuyere
there Is a "dead space" in which partially smelted ore tends to hang and
form the nucleus from which heavy
mosses extend into the furnace, checking its action and necessitating a periodical stoppage of operations; while
the furnace is opened to remove the
caked ore, the result of which opening
is to cool the furnace and cause an appreciable loss of time, fuel and labor.
As, from its construction, it is not possiblo to economically reduce raw sulphides or arsenides io such a furnace,
these ores must undergo a preliminary
roasting" In specially built roasting
furnaces to partially oxidlsse away their
sulphur or arsenic.  When tbe crucible
of suoh a furnaoe needs renewing the
furnace must be "blown out," allowed
to cool off and remain idle many days
until the new crucible lining is tamped
in and dried.   The lost time, together
with tbe waste of labor "and fuel" in
blowing In" and "blowing out," adds
materially to the smelting cost of the
ores treated in suoh furnaces.
Now any construction of furnace
which will permit of rapid adjustment
of blast to the demands of the ore being treated; which will eliminate the
blowers, with their concomitant engine
power, skilled mechanics, line shafting, pulleys, belts, expensive system of
air pipes; which will smelt oxidized,
carbonized, sulphide or arsenide ores
with equal, facility: which requires no
extensive and costly roasting furnaces
in'which to prepare the sulphide ores
for- smelting; whioh has the effective
hot blast as en Inherent feature; which
wllll economize fuel by utilizing the
beat units created by the oxidation of
the raw sulphides or arsenides wben
beta--** smelted, (these heat units being
a totnl loss where the oros have been
previously roasted); which will permit
of the crucible being repaired without
checking operations, as in the present
tuyere furnaces; and, finally, which will
occupy but a fraction of the area under
cover demanded by tuyere furnace
plants tif equal capacities; which, aside
from virtues peculiar to itself, will
have all the merits of the tuyere furnace, with none of its defects;such a
furnace will certainly bo welcomed by
the mine owner and metallurgist,
The Vulcan smelting furnace meets
all the above stated requirements and,
withal, in so simple aid natural a man*
ner that the only wondir is that such
anobvioms adaption hns been so long
overlooked, or ignored, l>y the motallur
Famous Lardeau Grass-Root Shipper Likely to Change Hands.
Will Furnish Lots of High-Grade
Ore for Lardeau's Vulcan
Word was received here during the
week that C. W. McCrossan had secured an option on the Triune fi*om the
Ferguson Bros. This practically, means
that Mr. McCrossan- will become the
lucky owner of this famous property.
We understand that it ts the purchaser's intention to put the Triune in with
the Metropolitan, thus giving that
company oontrol of a promising prospect and a developed mine. When we
take into consideration that the tame
men who are interest in this purchase
practically control the Vulcan smelter
lately erected in Ferguson, we can see
at a glance tho importance of this
news to the district in general and
Ferguson in particular. This purchase
will practically assure Mr. McCrossan
of unlimited supplies of tho highest j
grade ore with which to run his smelter and when tho other mine owners
of the district seo that tho smelter
treats Triune ore successfully they will
cease to regard it as an experiment and
will be only too jjldd to dispose of their
ore to the Lardoau Smelting and Refining Company.
It is noe'dless for us to dwell on the
merits of tbe Triune as an ore producer.
Its fame haa traveled to the uttermost
parts of the earth. Tho Slocan which
was famous as a grass-root producer,
had nothing to compare with it in richness and extent of ore bodies. The
few hundred tons whioh havo been
taken out of the property have only
gone to prove its value aB a producer.
As a mine it is practically untouched
and has every appearance of being
able to produce more oro each month
for,years to come than the total shipments up to date.
Thftt.purchase will moan active development of the mine as the shareholders will soon find out they have a
big dividend payer and will undoubtedly be anxious to secure all tho profit
they can from thoir investment.
tho ragged and shivering makes ono almost feel ashamed to ho well dressed
and warm���one feels as if his heart
were as cold as their bodies.
In a world filled with millions and
millions of acres of land waiting to be
filled, when one man can raise food for
hundreds, yet millions are on the edge
of famine, Who can comprehend the
stupidity at the bottom of this truth?
Is there to be no change?
Are the laws of "supply and do-
mand," invention and soience, monopoly and competition, capital and legislation always to be the enemies of
thoso who toilj Will the workers always be ignorant and stupid enough to
give their ea'fnings to the useless? Will
they support millions of soldiers to kill
boos of other, workmen? Will they always build temples,jind live in dens
themselves? Will they ever allow
parasites and vampires to live on their
blood? Will they remain the slaves of
the beggars they support? Will honest
men stop taking off their hats to successful frauds? Will industry in presence of crowned idleness forever fall
upon its knees, and will tbe lip's unstained by lies forever kiss the robbers' and impostors' hands? Will they
understand that beggars cannot be
generous, and that every healthy man
must earn tbe right to live? Will they
finally say that the man who has had
the privileges with all others has no
right to complain, or will they follow
the example set by their oppressors?
Will they learn that force, to succeed,
must have thought behind It, and that
everything done, must rest on justice?
���S. D. Herald.
Mr. Dunsmuir s Agreement Willi
Railway Grafters.
To Get a Belt Forty Miles Broad
Across the Entire Province of
British Columbia.
Not Lost In It. C. Mines.
An impression seoms to prevail in
certain eastern Canadian centres, unfortunately fostered by a number of
more or lens Influential journals which
should be in better business, that many
millions have been lost in tho mines of
British Colombia. If this were a fact,
it is not more than could be said of any
line of business. The great majority
fall, that Is to say, but few attain that
success for which thoy strive.
But It Is not! a faot. The monoy referred to was not lost In British Columbia mines, but ln speculating In shares
���taking chances in propositions about
which the Investors knew, as a rule,
absolutely nothing.
Not a tithe of the money over saw
the inside of any of the banks of British Columbia���nor was such the Intention on the part uf the sharpers who
lined their pockets ln this way at the
expense of the general public. But,
unfortunately, British Columbia got
the benefit of this mal-odorous ad ver
Using, when this province or its mines
were not in reality to blame.���Phoenix
Lance Hillman drifted into town on
Tuesday. He has spent the winter in
the Lardeau, developing the Horseshoe, in which ho is interested, and
which Is counted one of the good things
ot that camp,���Slocan Prill,
Ingersoll on  Modern Cannibalism.
In the days of cannibalism the strong
devoured the weak���actually ate their
flesh. In spite of all laws that man
has mado, in spite of all advances in
science, the strong, the heartless, still
live on \fifi weak, tho foolish. True
they do not drink their blood and eat
their Ileal., but they lire on their self
denial, their woarlness and want. Tho
poor man who deforms himself by toil,
who labors for his wife and children
thru all his anxious, barren, wasted
life���who goes to tho grave without
ever having a luxury���has been the
food for others. He has been devoured
by hlB follow ma'n. Tho poor w��man
living in the bare, lonely room, cheerless and tireless, night and day, to keep
starvation from her child, Is slowly being eaton by hoi- fellow man. When I
take into consideration the agony of
civilized life���tho failures, the anxieties, tho tears, the withered hopes, tho
bitter realities, the hunger, the crime,
the humiliation, tho shame���I am almost foroed to say that cannibalism
after all, is the most merciful form in
which man can exist.
It Is Impossible for a man with a
good heart to be satisfied with this
world as it Is now. No man can truly
enjoy what he really earns���what he
knows to ho his own-knowing that
millions of his fellow men are in misery
and want.
When we think of thc famished, we
Poorest Paid and Most Abused.
The most abused man in the ranks of
organized labor is he who tries tp better the condition of his fellow workers.
It does not matter how sincere he Is, or
whether he Is paid for the time ho
loses; and it is often the case that the
man who does the most work iu this
line is the less thanked, not to say paid.
Employers call him an agitator, and
assert if it were not for him they
could hire cheaper help. Employers
do not stop to think that the poorest
paid people in the land to-day are the
officers of the labor organizations. If
some of tbem had to do tho work gratis
that is performed by good and true
union men they would throw up tlieir
hands in holy horror. -The conservative labor agitator is a bonefaotor. It
is through hi.3 efforts that fair wages
and short hours are granted; it is he
who fights the battles of his many followers, and It is he who is first dl-
charged when occasion requires a laying oft' or a reduetion of expenses. He
is a bold, bad man���In tbe eyes of the
employer. And yet this same agitator
may have a large family to support,
and tho time ho loses Is his own loss.
A labor organization without an agitator might as well not exist. Tho men
who stump the corridors of the legislative halls looking after labor legislation are also dubbed agitators. What
should you call the well paid lawyers
who look after the interests of corporations around tbe capital? They are
not agitators. Oh, no! They must be
called legal gentlemen. It it only the
man who has tlie courage to voice the
sentiments of tho oppressed toller that
It an agitator,���Miners' Agent.
feel it almost beartlew to eat. To meet | porter,
The True Motive or Trades Unions.
During the recent epidomlc at Tono-
pah, Nevada, tbo local Miners' union
distinguished Itself hy the humane
manner in which it extended aid to
sufferers. Assistance was given 'fa-
gardless of membership to their order,
and whether the sick had money or not
to pay for attendance. We are glad to
tee that the county commissioners havo
donated script warrants of $1,000 to reimburse tbe union for raring.for' and
burying the dead who wore not members of the union. Tbe warrant was
drawn to J. L. Butler, who caBhed* it at
85 cents, and in addition drow a personal check for $1,000 and presented it
as a gift to tho union. The work of
the union can bo appreciated by the
fact that they disbursed over $3,000
in caring for the sick and burying the
dead. Tho transactions reflect the
greatest credit on eaoh and every one
conneotcd with them. ��� Mining Re-
The following are three of the principal articles of agreement betweon this
province and Mackenzie -t Mann, laid
before the provincial legislature for
Upon the company filing with the
chief commissioner of lands and works
a map or plan showing the general
course and direction of the said railway, and the lands to be traversed,
thero shall be reserved a track of land
twenty miles on each side of the proposed railway, aud which reservation
Bhall have for its' western boundary a
lino running approximately north and
south, and being at a distance of fifty
milos from the head of Bute Inlet:
provided, however, that..!,' after the
com*-!r*'.:cn of t.ie liqe of railway it :-
found that the res.e.-ve does not contain
sufficient land to satisfy the proposed
grant to railway, tho company shall be
entitled to area6 of crown lands in the
districts contiguous to the said reserve,
to bo taken up in blocks of not less
than one mile square, and granted to
tho company in such manner as the.
Iioutennnt-governdr-in-counci! may determine to make up for such last-mentioned deficiency.
The company, agreo that they will
aftor tho completion ,o. tho first on��
hundred miles of line enter into an
agreement satisfactory to tho lieuton-
ant-govornor-in council that they will
remain and operate a suitable steam
ferry of the requirements necessary
for tho transportation of passenger*,
and freight between the terminus of
their railway on the seashore on the
mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island to join with tho Como-;
and Cape Scott railway, it being the
truo inlet and meaning of this agreement that the company, will within the
timo for the completion of tho railway
contemplated under this agreement in
British Columbia operate a continuous
lino from tho eastern confines of British Columbia at or near Yellowhead
Pass to a point on tho seaboard at or
near Bute Inlet, thence by forry to
Vancouver Island to join with tho lino
of railway which has its terminus at or
near the oity of Victoria on Vancouver
Notwithstanding anything contained
in this agreement, if the company extend tho lino to Frederick Arm, or any
intervening point, the govornmont will
grant to the company in such manner
as the Heutenant-govornor-ln-eouniMl
may determine lands in theaaid district
oontlguous as near as practicable to
tho reserve before-mentioned not e>*
cooding .0,000 acres for each mile of
standard guago railway of such extension, anda cash subsidy of $4,800 pet
milo payable for cnc'*. ami evory milo
of such extenotoi**, and payable in tho
manner an-J^Pr-n tb�� terms of tho QMh
subsidy for othor p.?'Jons of tho road
hereinbefore mentioned; and provided
further that the cmr.pany may at any
time select as a por ion of the land subsidy to bo grantee' to thorn, a tract or
tracts of land no' less than one milo
square in extent between tho westerly
ond of the said reserve and Frederick
arm, and upon the company filing with
tho chief commissioner of lands and
works a general map or plan showiug
such selection the government will
cause to bo reserved the lands referred
to In said selection to be afterwards
granted to thc company on the construction of the said extension, and the
(CMU��M4eari|tt*o,) Published every Thursday nt Ferguson, B. C,
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Subscription Kates: ?'_��.oo por annum, to
nny addrosfl in America; 11,00 for six nioutlii*;
fXSOayear to foreiiru addresses. No pay, no
Job Printing: Tbo Eagle lob department
Ib ihi; best equipped office, ana the only olllco
which can (urnish tho typographical ���union
inln'! In North Kootenay; a guarantee4n itsoll
ol good work and promptness,
world than at any previous time. I joyous time, points out the Denver
The labor question is a question of J Daily News. Suppose the men, in-
economics.     Let us study it from [steadof 10 per cent., had been given
that standpoint, and we will see
that there are thousands of fine
mechanics working at laboring
work, for lack of employment at
their crafts, on account of the improved machine in the hands of the
employer of skilled labor.
Education on lines of governmental economics is of paramount
importance at present, for the benefit of employe and employer.
There   is    nothing   "academic1
about the Globe's system of extending the principle of private ownership of railways, says the Toronto
Telegram.      Private ownership of
railways in Canada always implies
public   ownership   of    the   money
which builds these railways.    Public ownership of the money which
builds railways ought to imply a
permanent   public   interest in   the
ownership of these railways.    Private ownership ot railways-and public ownership of the, money which
builds   these railways  are an   ill-
matched pair.    The insane, wicked
folly of the Laurier system is that
the country must largely pay the
cost of building the railways which J
political favorites can then sell to
the highest bidder from New York
or elsewhere.    That fine old story
system of  using public funds   to
build railways for private benefit did
not originate with the Globe or its
leader.     Sir  Wilfrid   Laurier  has
merely carried that evil system to
lengths which it could never have
reached   without   the   approval of
Ontario liberalism.   The Telegram
continues that public ownership of
the Crow's Nest pass line and the
Mackenzie-Mann line from Winnipeg to Lake Superior would have
put the C. P. R. on its good behavior nnd made control of the C.
P. R, useless  to any United States
"community of interest."   The people owned  the   land,  money  and
credit which built these roads.   The
people   could    have   owned   these
roads also if they had not listened
to the Globe's chatter  about the
beauties of a far-off railway commission.   The country's first duty
was to stand up for the' easily applied principle that public ownership
of lhe money which builds railways
shall imply public ownership of the
railway which is created by the expenditure of that money.
Below the readers of the Eagle
will find an item of news clipped
from a New York paper Don't
read this item and fling the paper to
one side and forget it, This is a
case of murder more brutal than
the ordinary rr.urders of every day
life. It is murder with long months
of torture added to it murder worthy
of the fiends ot the Spanish Inquisition, This murder was committed by the so-called Christian
men and women of the United
States. What a gain there would
be for Socialism if we could force
the men and' women of the country
into that bare comfortless room and
make them gaze upon the features
of the dead woman and starving
children and then impress it on their
minds that they and they alone were
responsible for the bloody work.
"On a pile ot rags in a room bare
of furniture and freezing cold, Mrs.
Mary Gallin, dead from starvation,
with an emaciated baby four months
old crying at her breast, was found
this morning at No 513 Myrtle
avenue, Brooklyn, by Policeman
McConnon of the flushing Avenue
Station. Huddled together for
warmth in another part of the room
were the father, James Gallin, and
three children ranging from two to
eight years of age. The children
gazed at the policeman much as
ravenous animals might have done.
They were famished and there was
not a vestige of food in their comfortless home."
the entire proceeds of their labor,
would it have increased their joy and
usefulness or reduced them- to the
dead level of equality so much feared
by those who got the other go per
cent of the net earnings? The mine
originally belonged to the public,
hut was given to the men, by virtue
of a small sum of purchase money
paid to a poor prospector. The
prospector discovered the hidden
wealth���other workmen delved into
the earth, and society took the product off thc hands of the erstwhile
owners who pocketed the proceeds.
If you  are  building  or contemplate building we will be
pleased to quote you estimates on anything made. in our
Sash and Door Factory
and we feel confident that we can give you satisfaction in
every particular.     Write: Sawyer Bros., Revelstoke, B. C.
Civilization, agitation, education,
and organization will change our
present unjust competitive system in
time, let us hope. The earnings of
a public utility sooner or later will
put thousands of men. in good
homes, instead of putting a million
dollars worth of pictures in one
home, Your vote can bring this,
about, Bear it in mind. Begin by
affiliating with your nearest Socialist
There are Cheap and Good
Union-Made Cigars, but the
Enterprise and Selkirk
Brands, manufactured by the Enterprise
*f-��-��*�� �� ��� ��� ��� �������������������* ('htar Co., Kovelstoke, tire unequalled in
the province
For sale by Ferguson's Loading Hotels.
Ask for thtjiu. ,
Carpets. Floor Oils,
Linoleum, Wall js-V   IttttJ
Paper, Blinds, Etc.
Agents for Pianos,
Sewing Machines,
Etc. J^jOis&JOn
.     nUW PUIN ,    _���!        1   B. (
(Continued from pago ono.)
In a paper in the Forum of Feb.
16, "If workingmen but knew," its
author criticises his  brother  workman, if perchance he be numbered
with lhe unfortunate, as we must
call them.     Can  he not see lhat
under Ihe present system, if a man
were to do his best nt production,
lie  would of necessity make work
scarce?    The productive power of
man has been  multiplied by  10 in
the last  10 years, and bids fair to
be multiplied  by  ion in thc next
decade.     There is but one solution
of the labor question���the collective
ownership of the means of production and distribution.     If this be
not chosen,   then   then   we   must
submit to abject, poverty-stricken,
wage slavery,     The  employer   of
lebor employs labor  (or profit only,
and if  only   the   most   proficient
workmen  f;et  liviijg wages it  will
be but a matter of time until he, by
improved  facilities, will bo driven
into Ilia ranks of the common laborer, as has been demonstrated in the
past, according to labor statistics.
It has been heralded from ocean
to ocean that luboriiig people have
had a raise in wages. This is erroneous, as to-d.iy labor can buy
less of the general product of the
There is an urgent reason why
the pulpit and the church must consider their duty to social questions.
The conception to social harmony
and peace proclaimed by Socialism,
which is treated as too secular for
the pulpit has become to multitudes
of men the most sacred theme that
engages their thoughts. It is to
millions a sort of religion, and the
indifference of thc church alienates
tbem from Christianity, to their own
indefinite loss, and the loss of the
church. Without the spiritual life
and moral fibre that Christianity imparts, any scheme of social reform
would fail to accomplish permanent
Without attempting to guide men
in their plans for social betterment
the church loses touch with them,
and is not a logical and consistent
exponent of her own teachings.
She must proclaim the kingdom of
God in its social and political consequences to the state, as well as
for the personal reformation of the
individual sinner.���Rev. Vrooman,
Vancouver, B. C.
lands to be granted to the company for
such extension contiguous to the said
reserve mentioned in section seven
thereof, shall be reduced to the extent
of the amount of'lands included in the
seetion of the railway to be granted
under this section.
The company agree that they will
within sixty days after the ratification
of this agreement, as hereinbefore
mentioned, put on engineers to make a
preliminary survey of the route proposed to be covered by the railway, and
if at any timo prior to the 1st day of
November, 1002, tbe company shall In
writing notify the government that
after looking over and making such
preliminary survey their engineers report that the route Is impracticable,
and that therefor they do not wish to
be bound by this agreement, then, and
ln that case such notification shall
amount to a cancellation of this agreement and all covenants contained herein.���Rossland World.
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/"   genuine   union
.    .   - ; ������     Label is sewed in it.
\ -,\ ...   ���-' ' '���'*:���/.       If   a  retailor   has
\''\'-.   ' "'"-"*'    loose labels in his
\'t%0/l?���*;���; ftv-y'      iiosse.-i._on and of-
.���J-x.' ���'��� *������ '-'- - ���       tors to put one in a
'*'*���*���*'-'������."..'*-���".���.'���- ���('���"       hat for you, do not
' '�� ���*-������" natroniee him.  Ho
hns not any riL'iii tonn\c loose lnbels. Loose
labela in retalTi-tores tiro counterfeits. Do nol
listen to <*..-' 1 \i'.i.ii;*Mti!. tis to why thc hut
has no label. Tho Genuine Union Label is
perforated on the four edges exactly tho same
a**) a postage stamp. Counterfeits aro some*
times perforated ou threo of tho edges, and
sometime.*: only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for thu counterfeits, Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order to get rid of
their seuh-mmlo hats. Tho John U. Stetson
Co. and Henry II. lioelofs & Co., both of Philadelphia, Pa.,are non-unionconecrns,
JOHN A. MOFFJTT, President,
Orange. N. J.
14 797 Bedford Ave.,Brooklyn. N.Y.
$ A. Q. FRASER g>
A wealthy mining corporation in
Colorado surprised it.*: employes lhe
otl'.er day by distributing: among
them 10 per cent, of tha net earnings of the mine. They were also
told that they would become part
owners in time, as the corporal ion
expected to give each man a share
of stock. As a result of this move
on the part of the company, the
mail whicli departed from that mining camp that Saturday contained
seventeen letters lo absent wives,
telling them to prepare tomovelo|
the camp with the opening of spring;
eleven proposals of marriage from
men who would not have asked lhe
hand in marriage of the women they
loved, to share thc average mining
conditions, and 49 letters cortaining
remittances to those dependent on
the writers.   It was a happy and J
Trade Marks
Copyrights 4c.
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acntfron. Olrinst ituoucj* for socurliij* patenta.
I'ntotits t nil en tlirouuh Miimi * Co. reoolrt
���pedal notice, without obarua, in tho
For the Fish Creek Camp.
Local Trade Especially Catered To.
Packing and
Ferguson Packing and
Transfer Outfit.
Well Merlcaiu
nolr Illustrated weoklr.  lM-rat.tr.
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Contracts entered 1 nto lor paoklng of Mining Supplies, etc., to any
point in the diswict. *
Good,  prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from   Th-pmson's Landing to FerguBon a speoialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C. ***_g< S. Daney, Proprietor.
ANDY cvmmings, Proprietor.
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' l*''u-*.,<5. 01,r Interesting books " Invent.!
or'a Help" and " How you are mlniitS"'.
yentlon or improvement and we will to vou
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patentable. Rejected applicationsham ..3
teen Successfully prosecuted by m S
conduct fully equipped offices i-J MontiSl
ly dlspotcli work nud qu ckly secure Patent.
ratents procured through Marion & m.
..on receive special notice without chareein
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(   marion & Marion
)   Patent Experts End Solicitor*   -
liens Bote
When you reach Trout Like City put
up the Queens. .Good acco mmodation
..Best of service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars..Fire proof safe..
Abrahamson Brothers, Prop, rietors.
Hotel Lardeau
J. Laughton, Proprietor.
,,���: ���. .; AND MINING MEN	
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The Socialist Movement ���   j
in British Columbia
Contributed by Members M the Socialist Party 0/ B. ('.
Official List of B. C. Locals.
Executive Sec:
Ernest Burns, 130 Powell St., Vancouver, n. C.
Vancouver John iDoild, See.
Victoria 0. Leo Charlton, 61 John St., Seo.
Nanaimo   Geo. Klrby,Seo.
PortMoodv    '-    John Walton, Sec.
Kevelstoke 0. W. Mitchell, Hoc.
Ferguson       R.T, Pettipiece, Sec.
Slocan  J. V. I'urviance, Bee,
silverton ...Walter Smith, Boo,
Now llonvcr Duncan Woir, Sec.
Btiudon James McDonald, Sec.
Kaslo Ceo. T.Kane, Sec.
Nolson John Roberts, box 287, Sec.
Kossland       W. 11. Maker, Sec.
Trail        Alfred  lleukett, Sec.
Grand Forks J. A. McLeod, See.
Greenwood      J. (1. Helm, Sue.
Phoenix             G. V,'. Rogers, Sec.
Ymir             Andy Bulges, 3oo,
Calgary, Alberta J. McCorkey, Sec.
Maplu Creek, Assn        M. Elliott, Seo.
iii city and country, for bringing,about
an order founded on justice.
Tlio average workman can follow up
his argument as to why labor is robbed
much oasiui- than the robber can do-
fond his plea for robbery!���I. T. U
Does it ever occur to you, whon you
see people outsido of the wa<-e class
lighting trades-unions, that there trti9t
be something desirable in unions, elso
they would uot havo opposition.���I. T.
U. Journal.
On their own merits most men should
keep quiet.
Your lifo
you think it
sn't worth living unless
The way of tho transgressor is often
rough on tho other fellow.
Motes From tlio Capital.
Victoria, B. C, March 8.���On Mon*
day evening Candidate Bodwell
preached to a varied and enthusiastic
audience iu the school room of the
Centennial Methodist church. Els
test was: "Thou shalt have no other
God prior to me."
JJever before have so many .people
been listed aa "uncertain" as in the
present by-eleotion. Truly the people
are beginning to ask for something
better than bonus hunters on one side
and subsidy hunters on the other.
. A so-called labor rally was held by
government followers on Friday night,
the chairman being John Ley and one
of the speakers W. M. Wilson, once of
the Indiana Labor party, but never no
more. A squad of police wore on hand.
Several scraps took place, one on the
stage after the break up. W. W. B.
Mclnnes was the orator. His tongue
was like a two-edged sword, cutting
both ways.
Betting is running high and now
about even. Tbe police commissioners,
except the mayor, have made Victoria
a wide-open town for gambling, having
rescinded action of former board. T
wonder if that time-honored "Incentive
of gain" had auylhing to do with it.
The electrical workers have formed
��� a union and affiliated with the Trades
and Labor council.
The Socialist Leage here misses the
president and treasurer who are both
. in Seattle on business. Mr. Mat-con divides his time between Seattle and
Victoria, and Mr. Stow is in his em-
. ploy. We are at present without a
hall, but have had Informal meetings at
Comrade Winn's barber shop.
The parliament has been ln session
since February 20th and has not done
two days work���squabble, scrap and
waste time. If a Socialist legislature
did that it would bo held up as the
greatest collection of incompetents
ever seen.   And well it might.
"Sooialism Is organized eo-o peration,"
is tho latest definition of the cult. If
that be so, then Socialism has achieved
a wonderful victory in England, where
the organized co-operativo system has
attained marvelous proportions. There
is not the slightest doubt, judging by
the figures and facts published, that
co-operation there has been successfully
managed.���Ladysmith Leader.
Any man can learn to make mistakes
without serving an apprenticeship.
The price of political wisdom is a
suspicion of every man looking for
public snap.
During hiB sojourn hore on earth a
man must put up with a lot and put up
for a lot more.
The greedy man is willing to pluck
profit from the hell of hunger growing
out of a business panic.
Socialist Party of II. C.
1. The public ownership ol all industries
controlled by monopolies, trusts, and combines, and ultimately ot all tbe meaus ot production, distribution, and exchange. No part
of thc revenue of such Industries to bo applied
to tho reduction of taxes ou property, out to
be applied wholly to thc increase of wages and
shortening of the hours of labor of the employes, to Iho improvement of the service, ami
to ilimiuishlug rates to the consumers.
2. The progressivo reduction of the hours of
labor ami tho Increase of wages in order to dc-
oroaso tho share of the capitalist and increase
the share of tho worker in the product of
8. The establishment ol a national currency
and-oiv-.rnmeni bunking system-all 'ire and
llfo Insurance to be also operated by tbo government in tbe inle.-e.--s of tlie wholo people.
i. Thc inauguration of a systom of public
industries; public credit to be used for tlutt
purpose in order that tbo workers be secured
tlie full product of tlieir labor.
Abolition ot the senate, establishment of
the initiative and referendum, proportional
representation, and right of recall of repre
seutatlves by their constituents.
1. Abolition of financial and property qualifications for candidates and electors at provincial and municipal elections.
The idoa of doing the best one oan
for one's self is the ruling idea of tbe
competitive system. So wo have one
class of men doing the best they can
for themselves by cracking safes; another by cracking heads; another by
wrecking trains; another by wrecking
railroads; another by wrecking banks;
another by wrecking religion, and another by skinning industry.
Poverty may cause many hearts to
bleed, but wealth, hardens tho heart
until it aches with selfish pain.
We grow sick of pretending and
seeming and living a life half a lie,
but we can't shine iu society unless we
do it.	
The St. Louis "Globe Democrat"
says: "Socialism promises to be a
force with which American statesmen
may havo to reckon."
2. The education of all children up tu tlie
age of sixteen years to bo free, scculur and
compulsory. Text books, mesls, ami clothing
to be supplied out of the public funds when
3. Municipalization and public control of
the liquor traffic.
4. A nine-hour work law fixing wages at not
less than "f_ per day, thereby counteracting evil
effects of Oriental emigration into this province
5. Reduction of hours of labor to 41 per
(1. Scientific and practical management "f
fisheries,.forests, and waterways iu best interest 6! tho producers,
7. Government operation of coal minis and
immediate construction and operation of smelters, refineries, ami Maw mills for benelit of the
3. Abolition oi poll and personal proporty
tux, the deticit to be meet by an increased tax
ou land values.
9. No more bonuses of either land or n-onc>
lo individuals or private corporations.
10. Graduated land tux similar to law in
operation iu New Zealand.
. ro,
needing such
Government hospital.-*! throughout tho
province, and trot, weuicul attendance to all
All branches of the Tonsorial Art
executed with ambidextrous dexerlty.
'Wm. Schnell, Prop.
���The St. Louis "Mirror" says: "The
development of the consolidation idea
renders all protest against ultimate Socialism futile and foolish."
Private monopoly of natural resources, of social functions, or of the
indispensable utilities of produotion, is
the enemy of freedom, and tho inevitably the result of competition, must not
be permitted to remain as a permanent
form of society. Neither will it remain;
it is as certain to go and be succeeded
by the next great economic stage in
human history���Socialism���as individual production has been destroyed by
the capitalistic mastery over machinos.
-S. D. Herald.
The question which is agitating the
knowing ones these days la whether
J. Pierpont Morgan & Company are not
back of the Seward Webb railway investments in Canada. It is admitted
that the Dominion Securities Company
of New York is financing all deals in
Canada, and oneof the most prominent
members of this company is Henry L,
Sprague, a partner in the firm of Stetson, Jennings & Russell, the legal advisors of tho great financiers of Wall
streot. And still the good work of
perfecting Socialism goes on.
The Socialist theory and proposition
must be reckoned witb, and can by no
means bo dismissed with a sneer.���
Springfield (Mass.) Republican,
Tho pay roll centre and the placo where Lardeau's sblppiu
mines are located, Is situated oG miles southeast of Revelstoke
From Revelstoke to Arrowhead by rail, 28 miles; from Arrowhead to Thomson's Landing by boat, 12 miles; from the Landing
to FERGUSON, by horse or stage, 10 miles. Cotno straight to
Ferguson,   investigation courted.
Socialist meeting nt Calgary.
An nddross was given recently in the
Co-Operative hall wblch was well attended, by W. IS. Piorco, on "Practical
Socialism" in a ploasant and instructive form. The speaker Instanced how
Calgary could avail itself of somo of
tho benefits of public ownership In the
Bhape of clty-owned electric light, and
street car and toljpbono services. An
interesting discussion followed, both
members and visitors taking part.���
In my judgment, toachers will take
the place of preachers and the Interpreters 'of nature will bo the only
priests.���[From tho Dresden edition,
Vol. 11. 	
It Is easy to bring objections to Socialism. Thero is always a thousand
reasons against evory social change.
Yet tho change coraos, and the objections Bilently learn wisdom.���Webb.
In Germany, thero woro on January
1, fifty-two daily Socialist papers, olght
appearing threo times a week, three
twice a week, eight once a week, ono
once a fortnight and two onco a month,
Possibly the Socialist party will gain
sufficient strength of numbers to force
on one or both of the great political
parties certain of the reforms they ad*
vocate. It is to be hoped that they will,
���Barbara Independent.
The capitalists among themselves
don't know any discrimination In re
gard to nationality, politics or religion,
They stick together for their Interests
in an Intelligent way. Let the working men do the same thing, and we
shall see different conditions very soon
The workingmen of this province,
supported by tho just, thinking elements of the middle class, and made
wiser by experience and Instructed by
the propaganda of the Socialist party
will adopt stops to take possession at
po distant dato of tbo political power
Said Dr. Macgregor, modoratot- of
tho general assembly of the Church of
Scotland, in 1891: "Ought we not to
keep prominently before ourselvos and
also beforo our peoplo that Christianity
is the highest and purest Sooialism
that the bible is tho great text book of
Socialism; that Jesus was tho greatest
Socialist who ever trod this lower
world���himself a poor, hard-working
man, and that what he was his church
ought to be���tho implacable foe of injustice, oppression and wrong, come
from what quarter they may?"
The Portland "Oregonian" says:
Socialism is in the air.   It has conquered the ranks of labor  and permeated tlie schools of learning."
Tbe Boston "Daily Post," after discussing the trust outlook, remarks:
"What is to come of all this? It is one
more long step towards Socialism,"
A soft answer may be tbe steam from
the boiling wrath of a diplomat, but
the honeBt and frank fellow gives away
to his feelings ar.d righteously curses
and swears.
The Boston "Post" says: "The immense consolidations that have marked
the opening of the century point unmistakably to the strengthening of the
Socialist idea."
Tho prudent man looks woll to the
stability of his suspender buttons before going on a journey, but the foolish
man is often obliged to yank up his
pants in company.
We grow weary of planning and toiling and scheming to take advantage of
mon, and tho wealth stored away In
the crack of our conscience becomes a
mill stone to our dreams,
You believe that the extension of
tho public powers ovor the postofllco
businoss does not intcrfero with your
freedom, don't you? That is, you are
not loss freo with a public than you
would be with a private poatolllco? And
you are not less freo with municipal
wator than you would bo with water
from a privato supply? Is that not so?
And if you are consuming municipal
gas you are not less freo than you
would bo if you lived in Milwaukee and
usod privato gas? Very well. Do you
think you would be less free if nil capitalist properties were socialized and
operated for uso Instoad of profit? Of
oourBS you don't���if you stop to think
about it.���S. D. Herald,
"It is no great thing not to rob others
of their belongingst aud in vain do
tbey think themselves Innocent who
appropriate to their own use aloue
those goods which God gave in common; by not giving to others that
which they themselves rocelvo, they
become homicides and murderers, inasmuch as in keeping for themselves
those things which would have alleviated tho sufferings of the poor, wo may
say that they every day'cause tho death
of as many persons as they might have
fed and did not. When, thorcfore, we
offer the means of living to tho indigent, we do not give tbem anything
of ours, but that Whioh of right be*
longs to them. It is loss a work of
moroy that wo perform than the payment of a dobt."���Gregory the Great.
Selft3hnesB will forever continue to
imperil and kill and trample upon
humanity unleBS tho body arises with
lifo and a universal protest.���Rev. Dr.
Myers, Baptist, Brooklyn, N. Y.
A paBsion for attaining ends, political, commorcial, or personal, by devious, questionable or downright crooked
devices lias ridden ai.tl Is riding this
gonoration like a nightmare, says the
Toronto Nows.
Thoro lives not a man on earth���out
of a lunatic asylum���-who has not in
him tho power to do good. What mon
want is not talent, it is purpose; in
othor words, not tlio power to achieve,
but tho will to labor.
Thero are so many things wrong and
difficult iu the world that no man can
be great; he can hardly koop himsolf
from wickodtless, unless ho gives up
thinking much about pleasures or rewards, and gets strength to endure
what is hard and painful.
A San Francisco paper points out
that salt is a necessity to the human
animal. Without it peoplo become
weak and deceased. Salt has been
cornered by a gang of unjailed scoun
drels, Bays this sheet frantically, and
then calls on congress to put salt on the
"free list to save tho people." Geel
Wouldn't that jar yon I Tho salt trust
knows no national boundaries, and can
make the price of tho world's production to suit itself. Free trade and protection are questions which havo no
place in the political economy of tbe < *
trust. | ���
If ever there was a time in
the history of the town of
to buy lots that time is now
The railway is being pushed to completion anc,1
soon the C. P. R. will accept through freight
for Trout Lake. Trains are now being operated on the new road as far as the steel is laid.
Many mining properties surrounding Ferguson
ar^rapidly reaching the shipping stage, while
the shippers speak for themselves. Not only is
Ferguson the commercial, banking, smelting
and pay roll center, but here is where the most
prominent Lardeau mining men have their
interests and headquarters. The best lot locations are being picked up by shrewd investors.
There is Big Money in
If Secured at Present Prices
Business Lots are Still on the Mai ���kct^s.t
$150 Upwards $150
Residential Lots at
$75    Upwards    ^75
. Write or call on the General Agent,
Henry Floyd,
Revelstoke, B.
C. ���*��� t * ��� ������������ ���-�� ���-������������ ���"*-���-���������*��������-������
j On the Wing
j        Items
How's your printing?
James Otto has left for outside
Mrs. Al Pelkey has recovered from
a two weeks sick spell.
Quite a number of commercial
travelers have visited the camp
Ore is still coming; down at a
lively rate from the Silver Cup and
Nettie L.
Johnnie Morgan is still pounding
away on the Tonowanda. -Go it
Jack, you certainly deserve to strike
it rich.
George Pettipiece is in town from
Revelstoke. George is acting as
assistant to the foreman on the
The Ferguson Literary Society
expect to have a spelling match for
to-morr��w night. Dig up your
spellers boys.
Joe Smith who has been trapping
wifh Andy Ward for some time, returned with a good batch of skins.
Andy is still out.
John Laughton, the genial host
of'the Hotel Lardeau, is fixing up
his establishment to be prepared for
thi} spring trade.
S. Shannon has gone over to the
Black Warrior. He expects to
bring the men down with him and
shut down all work till it is possible
to get supplies over.
The hospital committee is in receipt ot a letter from Henry Floyd
in which he assures them they can
have all the lots they reasonably require free of charge.
A. J. Gordon is editor of this
paper for this week and if the general public have any kicks to make
they had better come around, as
Mr. Pettipiece left me his six shooter and lots of cartridges.
Mr. Snell, our genial custodian of
the peace, was in town yesterday
and informed us that the ice between
Trout Lcke City and Gerrard was
not safe as a man broke thru while
trying to make the trip yesterday.
There was quite a turn, out last
Sunday evening to listen to Rev.
Green's discourse on the "Brotherhood of Man." The Socialists have
good hopes that Mr. Green will soon
want to join the League. There is
only one ending for a man who starts
to think along such lines.
Patrick Crilly, who has been enjoying the salubrious climes of California for the past three months, returned to the camp on Tuesday, and
is ere this pounding steel in the 300-
feet fevel of the Nettie L. Pat
looks the better of the trip, and is
by no means as thin as his bank roll.
The editor of this widely-read
weekly left for Revelstoke yesterday
morning. Mr. Pettipiece is arranging a sale of his newspaper interests
in the Lardeau, and as soon thereafter as possible will become connected with a company in the publication of a clean-cut live Socialist
newspaper at the Coast.
Tlie following is a list ot Lardeau ore producers, amount shipped and the pross returns,
reports of whioh have to be furnished monthly
by mine owners to the provincial government:
Name. Pounds.       dross Val.
Silvor Cup...'...'  2,400,000       ;}18Q,000rO0
Nottie L  1,760,000 03,380,00
Triune .'.'..    MOlWO 8J.870.-27
Bcatrico     4-12,000 82,280,8(1
Great Northern.-      r,o,000 1,344.00
Broadview      r>.,000 1,604.00
Ethel t       3-1,000 1,590.00
Cromwell  28,289 1.296.79
4 Ophir-Lade  12,000 1,320.00
Metropolitan  11,974.... 726.00
St. Elmo  12.000.... S10.00
Ruffled Grouse  11,770.... 507.19
Llnson View         80S.... 03.17
4 Old Hold	
y. Horsesboe	
4 Black Warrior	
$ Returns and corrections asked for.
Locals With ti Paystreak.
For anything in the book or stationery line send to tbe Canada Drug 1c
Book Co., Kevelstoke, B. C. Mall
orders receive prompt attention.
To pot acquainted with this district
you ahould have a copy of tho new and
only map. Send a one dollar bill to
the Eagle and secure one at once.
* Do you want to avoid that business trip? Well,1 just drop Into any of
the offices of the Revelstoke, Trout
Lake & Big Hend Telephone Co. and
save time and money.
* The Forguson quadrille club gives
a dance every Thursday evening in
Miners' Union hall. Secure a membership ticket from tho secretary, B. U.
Smith.    $2 a month.
* Smokers: If you want the genuine "Union" and "Our Special"
cigar seo that "Union Cigar Factory"
Is stamped In gilt letters on overy box.
���H. A. Brown, Revelstoke. B. C.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   ...
The most complete resort ou the continent
of North America. Situated midst scenery
unrivalled lor grandeur. Boating, fishing
and excursions. Resident phvsician and
nurse. In tolegraphic communication with
all parts of the world. Two malls arrive and
departevery day. Its baths cute al] nervous
and muscular diseases, its waters heal all
kidney, liver and stomach ailments. Its
baths and waters are a sure remedy against
all argentiferous poisons. TERMS : fl2 to
?15 per week, according to residence in hotel
or villas.
Ferguson Realty
-IS  A-
Qood Investment
Write at once to
General  Agent,
Henry Floyd,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Stop Tour Fretting.
Wben things don't come along your way,
Can't hurry 'em by frottln',
(f clouds 0' care obscure your day,
Can't chasp 'em off by frettin'.
your tears jost Irritate your woe
An' freshens up an' helps lt grow���
Don't wash It out o' night, an' so
There ain't no use In frettin'.
The heavy load you hare to bear
Ain't lightened up by frettin',
Tiie sorrow vultures in the air
Ain't skeered away by frettin*.
If debt is erowdin', rent Is due,
No cash In hand, an' you aro blue,
draco up an' be a man, fur you
Can't square yourself by frettin'.
No matter what your cares and an' woes,
Doii't humor 'cm by frettin'
ff hard luck alms her heavy blows
.Strike back���don't go to frettin*.
fli-rew up your nerve an' hold your grip,
An' keep a frozen upper lip.
The man that gets to frettin',
.--.lames Barton Adams ln Denver Post.
Including thcFIshVreekciwip
and Upper Dupran Itlver section, corn-
oiled byA. I\ Cummins, I*. L.8., and 8
Shannon. II. A., Ih how on sale at this
office.   Thc ready eato of tho map is
�� roving all we have said for it. The
rout Lake division if llthogiflphed In
blaek, thc Lardoau In red.and the Ainsworth in blue. Even a tenderfoot could
take a copy of this man and find any
claim recorded In the throe division.-..
The mountains,--. In&os, nreckB, wagon
roads, trails, surveyed railway routes,
and the location and name (by a unique
index) of every mineral claim in the
district is shown.
Next   to   Visiting   the   Country   In
Person This Map Takes First Place.
In fact every geographical
feature Is so well defined that one can
see at a glance the nature of our conntry
and tho trend of thc claim locations
elves an Intelligible idea of tlie mineral
belts running through thc eamp. It Is
The   Best   Worth   For   One  Dollar
over offered In the map lino of a mining
camp. It is tbe first complete map oi
the district nnd is selling well. It is Just
what you are looking for. \VK ALSO
Address your order, with an
enclosure of a ono dollar bill, (no
cheques, orders, etc.] to
Ferguson, B.C.
Thon ii only one best mining journal.
That is
Mines and Minerals.
It has a larger circulation than any two other
American mining journals because it is the
best. It is tlie largest, best Illustrated and
handsomest mining journal ln the world.    It
is a mining paper tor mining men. Subscription price ,2.00 ner year. Hend for free sample
copy.  Address MINKS AM) MINERALS, Scrau-
ton, Pa., tf. B, A,  Ucn.fr omen, Barlh Bid*.
In multlns choice of a premium for
thedr weekly for season 1801-(K! the
Free Prtm, Winnipeg, have seettixd
so-me-thlng quite out of the ordinary.
Consideration of the value to the
farmers of Western C.'ainada of nn accurate thermometer and a reliable
barometer led -to negi-Hlatlons with the
liu-gte.it make��� of observatory Instruments and appliances in America,
an-| us a result of those ne^otlat-lons
there -has bs-en obtalnc-d a large number of accurate and reliable combined
thernionmeters nnd barometers, which
have been tested carefully, after betayj
mode especially to suit tHe extremes
���f climate met with in -this country.
The barometer Is ***uarnnteed to 'n-
dlcate atmospheric changes correctl}
and the MiermomeU-r to refflster temperatures down to 50 d-Offretes bel-ov.
Those handsome Instrument**, Ind,ls*
pensable ln every home In Western
Canada, will .bo swat five to any per-
Mil forwarding f.1,00 for Uie Weekly
r*��i Prm
Fred C. Elliott,
, . Ferguson, B, C,
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
Offices:    Re-Jeisto.ce, Colden, and Ferguson.
Solicitors lor Imperial^Banlt ol Canada.'
Geo. S. McCarter, .. ,. . * J. A. Harvey.
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J.M.Scott, B:A.,'L.L, 3.
Revelstoke, 3. C.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
is the result of a newspaper
B. C. Assay & Chemical Supply Co.
Headquarters for Assayer*, Mining & Mill
Suppllea. Sole agents in H. C. for Morgan
Crucible Co., Battersea, England; F. W. Braun
��fc Co.'s Patent Cary Furnuccs, Burners, etc.;
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H. Edwards***-
Deer Heads, Birds, Etc.
Mounted. Furs and Skins
Tanned and Dressed.
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 Lowest Rates.
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J. DONOVAN, Agent, Arrowhead.
Established 1896
General Merchants
Drugs and Stationery
'      FrescHptionrfCawIully and Accurately compounded.
I'. O. BLOCK-:
���"���FERGUSON, B. C.
Ferguson Meat Market
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Fine stock of the t PRESK BEEP, PORK, MUT- i
.best Albirta i TON,   POULTRY,  Etc.,  Etc.;:
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fair Prices   shop ���* *JJ��*��� oY&tfZardeau.    ggpt Delivery
C. B. Hume & Co.
 Wholesale and Retail	
General Merchants
The largest Importers in North Kootenay.
I Stores at Revelstoke and Trout Lake City, B. C.
You Can Always Depend
Upon getting the Best Workmanship and the Best Materials for your money, when you buy your clothes from
R. S. Wilson, ;S������,
The Man who will risk the Purchase of a Lot or two in the
Now has many good chances of making
Circle City is the future terminus of the proposed railway, already surveyed
via the Lardeau creek north fork to that point.
' Cirdle City 1b beautifully located at the baso of the Lardeau Puss, Galena and
'Surprise creeks.
Circle City Is absolutely surrounded by mining properties now undor development. ' '
Circle city affords splendid water power which will be utilized next season for
concentrating purposes,   *
Circle City will presont business openings this spring. Send for tho new map
��� just put (free), and full particulars, to G,B.Hatho, general agt., Ferguson..
Two hundred tots on sale now���Present prices:* Corner-lots, $125. Inside lots
MOO.   Terms:   toash'-Mlance three und six months.
G.B. BATHO, general Agent, Ferguson, B. C,


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