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Now York Market.
Silver���Bar   I  54J
Lead���lOOlbs       4.45
Copper     15.00
Vol  IV, No 17.
Ferguson, B. C, JUNE 5, 1903.
'��� 'Jj2 a Yenr
An Eagle Reporter Visits
the Silver Cup-Went
Through the Mine-
Compressor Working
The Eagle's mining editor struck
out in the beginning of tbe week to
visit the Silver Cup mine and lind out
how things looked since machinery was
put in, and incidentally to experience
tbe interesting sensation of, as it were,
Hying from base to summit of a huge
Having arrived at Eight-Mile, the
manager of the mine, D. G. Forbes,
very kindly placed a passenger car at
the disposal of the Eaole representative. These cats are very comfortable,
fitting the natural easy position of the
body in a sitting posture. Our reporter had ridden bucking horses, bicycles
that seemed to favor a collision, motor
carriages and most everything but the
flying machine and the aerial tram
The said reporter in his brief
prospecting experience often dreamed
of flying direct to a likely looking spot
near the tpp of a mountain, but never
did he come so near a realization of his
dream as on Sunday when he climbed
into the comfortable carriage built
something like a Morris chair and in a
moment was launohed out Into apace,
the car being propelled in mid-air,
sometimes 40 and sometimes 00 feet
above the ground, and iu tbe short
space of 40 minutes was landed on the
top of Silver Cup mountain.
The start is the only time one
thinks of possible danger, when tbe
car shoots off from the lower terminal
across a span of 1,800 feet to the first
lower. Then 00 feet bolow rushes the
Swoolen South fork of the Lardeau
river looking, from tbe car, angry at
the hot sunshine above that bas
melted the snow off tbe mountain side
so rapidly. Que loses all thought of
(Ian get- as they soar up and over
mountains, across gulches and up, up
te the white snowy glaolal peaks above.
Sitting in tbo car and gazing about,
the scene is certainly picturesque, but
better even Is it on tbe return voyage,
descending from the lofty peaks with
the sun setting in the west. There
certainly is a scene worthy of the
painter's brush, and ono that would be
likely to put new life and brighter
thoughts into the most deadened intellect.
The right of way for tho tram is cut
about 100 feet wide through an evergreen park-like woods of excellent
timber, and the tram buckets pass
along just about on a level with the
tops of the trees but the excellent view
is not Interfered with. The tram ii a
little over one and a half miles long���
8,800 feet���and the cables are supported by 23 towers, besides the upper and
lower terminals. Tl.e longest span is
1,800 feet, and the shortest about 100
Sunday last proved the finest day
we have had this year and a good view
waB obtained up Gainer creek and the
whole surrounding country, One needs
to take a trip to the top of one of these
high mountains to get an exact knowledge of the Jay of the country. The
Oregon group cabins are seen from the
tram, and other properties are passed.
at the mine.
On arrival at the mine the Eagle
man vent with the manager to see the
newly installed compressor, which was
running smoothly Id charge oi E,
Balfour, who set lt up, Only five
days bad olapsod 'since the drills
were started to work, but good satisfaction had resulted and no time had
been lost. After eating a good substantial lunch at tbe mine boarding
house our scribe was shown through
the mine. Going In at the lower
tunnel, all the drifts and stopes
on that level were visited and inspected, and then the ladders of the
main shaft were ascended to the different levels above, coming out at the upper tunnel, The mine is certainly well
worth a visit, even to see the rich ore
in the different stopes, but more so to
witness the; ingenuity of man in en*
gineering tbe many drifts, etc., that
lead to the rich deposits of ore. There
are about one and one-half miles of tun
nel and Bhafting and it takes some time
to vigit the whole works, but General)
Manager Forbes and Foreman P. De-
v(ne. know them like a book. At presont
there are 31 men working but only two
of these are taking out ore, the others
working on development. The reason
why they are not taking out more ore
is on account of the road from Eight
Mile to Trout Lake not being in good
enough condition to haul ore on.
A visit was also made to the "Sunshine," one of tho Cup group, where
the compressor drills are being work
ed on the long tunnel. One drill was
at work and doing splendidly. This
tunnel, when completed, will be about)
1,700 feet long and will run under the'
present cup workings. Whether tbe
rich ore chutes will extend to so great
a vertical depth will then be known,
but the indications now point to such a
probability; stringers of oro having
been encountered. Tho objective point
will ln all probability not have been
gained before next February. Then
we fondly hope to see the "Cup" one of
of tbe biggest propositions of its kind
in B. C. .
The mine Is situated above timber
line near the summit of Sliver Cup
mountain, It is connected with Eight
Mile by the tram line which carries
the ore down, and wood and timber, or
anything tbat is wanted, up, simply by
the force of gravitation. So while the
first cost of a tram is comparatively
large, subsequent cost is insignificant.
and the cost of transportation greatly
As we explained a fortnight since, a
second tram will be constructed, Immediately, from a point above the lower terminal to the concentrator which
is to be built one and a quarter miles
abovo Ferguson. When these works
are completed, and also tbe tram from
the Nettio L., the ore of both mines
will be treated at the suburbs of our
rising little town and we shall all re-
celvo bopofit by tho addod numbor of
wage earners wbo will reside in Ferguson.        	
Gold Commissioner Fraser in Ferguson Monday, Examining Roads
and Trails.
|.ToHePli��ri'il In llo-irliwoott L'cniotci-y liy
Deceased's Friends.
Ottawa, May 24,���On tho recommendation of the minister of customs, the
government has passed an order-In-
council providing for tho freo entry
from tho United Statos of a bronze bust
of the late Nicholas Flood Davin, K. C,
ox-M. P., whlch'wlll form part of tho
memorial now being erected by his
friends over the gifted orator's grave
In Bpachwood cemetory. Mr. Altward
of Toronto, was the artist.
Service will be held In Eagle hall
every Sunday commencing at 3 p. in.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p. m.   All
are invited to attend.
Rev. Sharp, Pastor.
Dlvlno service will be held every
alternate Sunday in Eagle hall at 3 In
the afternoon.
An invitation to attend is extended to
evervbodv H. A, Solly,
Frod Fraser, gold commissioner and
government agent, was in town Monday. He camo in through tho Lar-
' deau to examine the roads and bridges
in order to make an estimate of the
amount of repair^ that would be necessary to be made at once. No new work
can be undertaken until the estimates
are passed and the appropriation for
this work received. Considering the
Btate of affairs at Victoria It will be
very late before anv money can be got,
if any will be forthcoming at all this
year. Too much money has been spent
foolishly and the treasury Is now about
exhausted. We pay men to manage
the affairs of the province and they
hire a number of office assistants to
prepare bills and answers to questions
for use in the house, but are not for
the country s good. Then there are
trips to Montreal to be paid for and
nothing Is accomplished. To cap all
Investigations are held to try aud find
out which minister is the most guilty
of wrong doing. Thus tho treasury
funds are exhausted and tho country
suffers for the want of the expenditure
of this money which was taken from
the people in taxes. When will this
ond? When shall we get a rcsponsi-
ble government? Mr. Fraser exam*
lned all tbe trestles between Trout
Lake, Ferguson and Beaton, and will
put men to work ln a few days to repair any that are weak, Tho road to
Ten Mile will also be attended to at
once to provide for the hauling of
heavy machinery to the Nettle L., Silver Cup and Triune mines.
Iteccoinmenil lteinovul of Town.
Ottawa, Juno 1 ��� R. G. McConnell
and R. W. Brock, of tho geological
survey, who have been examining Turtle mountain, have made a supplemental report to the interior department as
to tho cause of tho great landslide and
the -.position of the mountain since.
Tho cause of tho disaster Is attributed
to a combination ol causes, the chief of
which was the structure of the mountain aided by an exceptional atmospheric condition; and in all probability
it 1b bound to fall away, but whether
gradually or otherwise cannot be said.
The fissures about thu north peak render the tunnel and the lower portion of
Frank unsafe. The safety of the town
depends upon tho stability of tho shoulder from tho north peak, Thoy recommend the removal nf the town a short
distance north, In order that tho population mav be away, Irom all danger.
All Attractive Picture.
"Tho Judgment of Paris" Is tho pic
tin-c presented by tho Freo Press to the
readers of tho Weekly Free Press for
thc month of May. It is a distinct do
parturo from the type of subject yet
given by the Free Press, but it is not
by any means the least attractive of
the painting reproductions.
Walter Mel .wen, the painter of this
picture, studied at the Royal Academy
of Munich and in Paris under Cormon
and Tony Robert Fleury. Pictures by
him are pwnod by tbe museums of
Brussels, Liege, Magdeburg and Paris.
"The Judgment of Paris" is tho prop*
erty of the Chicago Art Instituto und
Is one of its most prized possessions.
At Nelson, on May 26th, to Judge
ind Mm. Forln, a ion.
Aflvjniue of Silver.
The phenomenal advance in silver
during tho past i nonth, from tho neighborhood of 48 Uv 54 cents per ounce,
has created a sen sation in all the financial circles of tho world, and the sensation is all the more pronounced because It is lmposs ible to assign a satisfactory reason for the advance. It is,
by some Mexican -financiers, attributed
to manipulation, but a close scrutiny
ot transactions in. bullion fails to disclose any evidence of manipulation.
The price has gon s up in overy market
of the world, a thing that wouid be impossible if the price had beon advanced
artificially, as the supply In first hands
is always large en ough to break the
market, the producers being always
anxious to take advantage of any rise,
and throw their holding on the market.
Experts seem to thi nk that it is due to
the movements in progress for a common world-standard, suggested by the
United States not long ago, and the
prediction is freely made that the price
will be speodily carried up to UO cents
per ounce���an advance of 25 percent.
At that figure a largo number of properties now idle will bai started up, and
if silver goes up to ti,. cents, as it is believed it will, if an agreement is reached between the nations, Colorado will
experience a greater degree of prosperity than it bas had since the panic
of 1803.
For several days silver advanced at
the rate of threo-eighths of a cent per
day, the net advance from the 1st of
January to tbe 1st of May being nearly
!l cents. It has transpired that Fiance
has been a purchaser of silver to the
extent of 15,000,000 ounces with more
orders as yet unfilled; that the United
States will continue to buy for the
Philippine coinage, and that China is
again a purchaser. Soon after the con
Urination of tho treaty between the
powers and China that country, in or*
der to secure the gold necessary for the
payment of tbo indemnity, began sell
ing ap enormous quantity of silver
bullion, which undoubtedly had tbe
effect of depreciating tbe market valuo.
Now that China bas become a buyer, a
contrary Influence will undoubtedly be
the effect. In addition to all this India
is preparing to purchase heavily.
The fact that these purchasers which
consume tho greater part of tho silvor
coinage of tho world aro buying so
heavily is takon as an indication that
the scheme for an international silver
standard is generally approved, and
the nations most directly interested are
laying in a supply while they can secure it at comparatively low prices.
Tho effect of the advance upon silver
mining enterprises is already noticeable.���Ores and Metals.
Tlio U. lt, or It. E.
Tho  following  communication  was
received too lato for publication in our
issuo of a weok ago, so wc gladly givo
It a placo today
To Uie Editor oi tlie Lardoau E���g|_l
At our last regular mooting tho following motion waB carriod unanimously:   Bo it
Rosolvod, That a voto of thanks bo
extended to the cltlzuns of Ferguson
and tho miners in the Nottie L, and
Silver Cup mines for tlio hearty sympathy and support rendered us in our
light with the C. 1'. R.j and be It
Resolved, That the same be placed
on record ln our minutes and sont to
the papors for publication.
[seal] Chas. Clarke,
Agent of Division 97, U. B, of R. 10.
Kx.Governor Ogllvio Weils.
A dispatch from Dawson says that
cards were received there announcing
the marriage at Paris, TexaB, a short
time ago of ex-Governor William Ogll-
vie and Miss O. P. Richardson, sister
of Captain Richardson, formerly commander of the United * States military
post at St. Michael. Mr, Ogilvie laved
her Irom drowning at Nome,
The Vote Stood 17 to 15-
House Will Not Vote
Supply-Di s s o 1 u t i o n
Expected Daily.
The political crisis grows apace. Following the dismissal of W, C. Wolls,
chief commissioner of lands and works,
and Attorney Goneral Eberts, when
the bouse sat on the 27th ult., says -in
Associated Press dispaech from Victoria, W. W. Mclnnis, provincial secretary, tendered his resignation. Thon
Colonel Prior, tho premier, announced
that he had received a promise from
the lieutenant governor that ho would
grant a dissolution of tbe legislature
after the estimates and necessary nun-
���contentious legislation had been passed,
Then the premier will go to ths country, the election taking place in September or October next. Tho general
feeling in the legislature is that tho
election will be hold on party lines.
The attorney general said he had resigned, having boen asked to do so. tie
had not dono so before becauso his reputation was at stake. Ho was bittei-
regarding the action of the premier.
J. D. Prentice, speaking regarding
the Columbia & Western deal, Baid
George L. McL. Brown, executive oiii-
cer of the C. P. R., bad beon assisted
in 190Oby tho attorney general in this
matter. He referred to Eberts' partner, Taylor, as a "blackguard." Defending tho premier's course, ho said
that ho had for colleagues "men untrue
and unfaithful, coward-, and liars."
Asked to retract, he said he would
withdraw the final "s."
Commissioner .Wells spoke, taking
his dismissal philosophically but justifying bis action and speaking ut length.
He defied the premier to show where
he had been negligent. He read the
letter dismissing him, which told of
matters In bis department not meeting
with the premier's approval, and said
that under any circumstances the premier had intended to ask for his resig-
uutiou ut tho close of tho session.
After a lengthy discussion several
minor matters were dealt with and
then tbo government was defeated on
the premier's motion to adjourn, Col.
Prior said ho regarded the defect of
the tnotion as a vote of non-confldem*'*
and would ask the lieutenant governor
to come tomorrow ond dissolve tho
house. This would result in the province being left without funds from
June onward. The loader of tho opp<*
sltion then moved tbo adjournment,
thinking thus to demonstrate lhat tin-
opposition were in power, but the llur-
tin wing In tho opposition voted with
tho government and the opposition
loador was defeated. After consider'
able discussion, in which \V. \V. li.
Mclnnes mado an effort to secure control. It was finally sbbwn that it was
nccosBnry to pass supply, and tbe motion to adjourn offered by the premier
KccroHtloii Gronmti,
A mass meeting was held Saturday
night at Eaglo hall for tho purpose ��'.
deciding if the offer of the townsite
company to give a plot of ground for
recreation purposos should be accepted,
The offer contained a proviso to the
effect that the ground must be cleared
before a deed was granted. A comini i -
too was appointed to solicit subscriptions and if -J.'JSO could bo raised the
clearing of the ground would be proceeded with atonce. Another meeting
was called for Tuesday night, but there
was a small turnout and tbo meeting
adjourned without taking any action.
Tbe amount subscribed to date is about
J-v Lardeau Bagle
Published evory  Friday at Ferguson, B. C.
lowborn all correspondence should bo mailed,
Subscription Kates: 12.00 per annum, to
niiy address ln America; II.'-*"* for six months;
sj.'*jn year to foreign addresses. No pay, do
pa por.
Advertising Rates; Display ads., 11.00 per
single oblumn Inch per month. Legal ads., 1'2
t-.-iiis per (nonparlcl) line for first insertion; S
cut-* per line for each additional insertion.
K-'Hiliiig notices 10 cents per Hue each Issue,
Ninety <lny legal notices, -/lo.; sixty days, 17.50;
thirty days, *,.**. No ads. accepted at less than
Illiterates.   No room for(juackads.
Four weekly Insertions constitutes ont
month's advertising.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1903.
Following directly in the wake of
tlie Columbia and Western investigation comes an enquiry by a committee of the legislature into Colonel Prior's action in permitting the
firm ol E. G. Prior ���__ Co. to be
given a contract to furnish supplies
for a government bridge at Chimney creek, Cariboo. J{t is alleged
that his action was very irregular
and he has admitted it to have been
an indiscretion, but he claims it was
nothing more. However, it will be
known in a few days what the committee think about it.
The premier attempted to pass
supply on the zSth ult., but met defeat. He had previously read two
of his ministers out of the cabinet,
and another had resigned, but these
did not vote. The situation is most
complicated, everything now depending on the action of the lieutenant governor.
The aspirants tor the position of
premier are many, but it is generally believed the house will be dissolved with Prior retaining the pre**
miership and an appeal made to the
people. In any event, the election
will in all probability be fought on
party lines, and this certainly is how
it should be. The present form of
government has outlived its usefulness for this province and good
clean government is not hoped for
until party lines are introduced.
There is, of course, no Ktire thing
of this proving satisfactory, but it
cannot but prove better than what
we have had.
house* is dissolved every eligible,
male resident should lose no time
in having his name placed on the
voters' list. This is necessary in
order that one may be permitted to
vote at the forthcoming general
election. '
Returned Alone.
Steve Sllnger, one of Ferguson's sue
cessful business men, returned Tuesday
morning from old England, the borne
of his birth, whither he went ln December last, to spend tbe winter. Wo
are all glad to see Steve's smiling face
again, but at the same time there Is an
undercurrent of disappointment in tbat
he did not bring a bride back with him.
He says there is a great deal of Interest being taken In Canada by the English people and they are only beginning to realize the fine opportunities
offered by British Columbia for profitable Investment.
Air, Boss (Joes West.
Mr. D. G. Ross, superintendent of
the Central Division of the Canadian
Pacific railway, recently stationed at
Fort William, has been appointed to
succeed Mr.William Downie as superintendent of tbe Kootenay lines, under
Mr. It. Marpole, general superintendent of the Pacific division.  .
on second floor in Eagle block
Ferguson, B. G.
Open for engagement for
day or night meetings
at reasonable rental.
j Write or call on
The Western Canada Press as-
���ociation ol Manitoba and North
Went territories, have computed
arrangements for their annual excursion, The party, numbering 75,
will leave Winnipeg July 10th in
parlor cars over the Canadian
Northern to Port Arthur, arriving
there In the evening, taking steamer for Sarnia the day following.
After a ihort visit in Toronto, Mus-
koka lakes will be visited, the party
being joined by the Alabama and
Kentucky association and travelling
in a special train of Pullmans. On
the return to Toronto the party will
leave for Montreal and Quebec, and
after a day spent in each ot these
cities thc return home will be made
by G. T. R, and the lake route.
A report came to town Saturday
that a vein showing free gold
plainly visible to thc naked eye had
been uncovered on the Albion, an
extension of the North Star group,
on Rapid creek. The lead has just
been stripped for 300 feet and shows
gold all the way. That part of the
district is very apt to boom before
full by the way the claims are developing.     ______________
Just as toon as the provincial'
tbe United Hatters
ol North America.
When you are bar*
Ids a FUR HAT,
either solt or sstfl,
see to It that the
genuine UNION
Label Is sewed ln It.
If a retailer has
loose labels ln his
possession and offers to put one fn a
hat for you, do not
patronise hlra.  He
hasnotanyrignttooffte loose labels. Loose
labels In retail stores are counterfeits. Do not
listen to any explanation as to why the hat
has no label. The Genuine Union Label la
perforated on the four ode es exactly the same
as a postage stamp, counterfeits urn sometimes perlorated on three of the etlires, and
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for tho counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using thorn ln order to get rid of
their scab-made bats. The John II. Stetson
Co. ol Philadelphia, Pa., is non-union concern,
JOHN A, MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N. J.
lt 797 Bedford Avo.. Brooklyn, N.Y
,..    Including the Fish Creek camp
and Upper Duncan River section, com.
ailed by A, P. Cummins, P, L. 8., and S
tiannon.B, A..l�� now on sale at this
ornce. The ready sale of the man Is
proving all we have said for It. The
Trout Lako division is lithographed In
black, the Lardeau In red, and the Alnsworth ln bluo. Even a tenderfoot could
take a copy of this map and find any
claim recorded ln tho three divisions.
The mountains, lakes, creeks, wagon
roads, trails, surveyed railway routes,
and tho location and name (by a unique
index) of evory mineral claim in tho
distriot Is shown,
Ferguson, B.C.
Do You Know I
That a man is more
manly wben he keeps
his face cleanly shaven
blsbalr neatly trimmed and uses the
bath frequently.
All the requirements of a first class
barber shop supplfed
by..   .
Roy Jetmti&n
How's your Printing? Do you know that the
EAGLE Job Department has one of the best
equipped,plants in North Kootenay and that it is
unnecessary to sepd out pf the Lardeau for work?
After You
ior that order you aie sending away out of the
district to save a few shillings. Don't be fooled.
The EAGEE pan give you satisfaction, We
carry only the firs|} (piality in office stationery, etc.
Receive Our Strict Attention.
THE &AQ.LE,   Ferguson, B.C
Drugs a��d Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded..
T, 0. BLOCK, FEr.GfSON, B. O.
Oo To
Trout Lake.
Thero Is only one best mining journal.
That la
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It has a larger circulation than any two ether
American mining Journals because It Is the
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.       ILM       I
fJie Townsite ot-
The Pay-Roll'* Centre of the
Rich  Lar-te^ /District.
Bjiy Lots Now And Get
in-on] the Ground Floor
The Lardeau is the richest
known mining district in British
Columbia and the mines, particularly those about Ferguson,
contain large qua n tlties ot ore
being big as well as rich. Several
new properties will ship
ore during the coming year and
the town is sure to double
in si;e Buy a few lots now
before the' effect of this year's
progress sends them up, may-
hap beyond your reach.
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up.
For Further^ Information* Apply to
Henry  Floyd
General Agent,
Revelstoke, B. Q
pamBWVvVMPaM _1 Profitable Investment.
"There are few investments that pay
largetbdividends than a newspaper subscription wisely placed. The local
newspaper is a factor of great moment
In the development of a locality and lt
should*; be heartily supported by the
people It serves." That is the sort of
newspaper the Eaole Is and It is being
supportod, but lt oan always do with
more support. To the Eaqle add a
metropolitan weekly of general excellence, giving the wider news of the
world and you have a satisfying combination.
The Free Press, Winnipeg, is a oity
newspaper of general excellence and
Is Just the kind of paper to be taken in
conjunction with the Eaqle.
We will send the Eaqle and the
Weekly Free Press clubbed for one
year to any address for 12.75.
The splendid pictures given as premiums with the Free Press are alone
worth the price of the subscription,
We have samples of these attractive
premiums at this office and invite your
inspection of them at any time.
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Will be represented tn
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days each month. Any
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and we
Our representative
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practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
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.'fl,ooo shares of G. w, Mining Co,, lirdeau*
Apply by letter,
Calgary, Alta,
Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.
To B, T. McColl, or whomsoever he may have
transferred his luterest In the Triune Fraction No. 3 mineral claim, situated on Urown
(truck, in the Trout Lake Mining Dlvlafon.
West Kootenay District of B. C.
, You are hereby nntlllctl that I havo expend-
(.il $100 in labor and improvements upon tlie
Above mentioned fractional mineral claim July iHt.HKhi, undor the provision**, of tho
Mineral Act, and if within W days from the
date of this notice you fall or refuse to contribute your proportion of the above mentioned
mm, which Ih now due1 together -with all
cost of advertising, your Interest In tho said
claim will bm.ome the property of the under-
���signed under section 4 of the "Mineral Act
Amendment Act l'.too.
Dated at   Ferguson, 11. C.�� thia tith day of
AMU, 1W3.
; " C.O.Woodrow.
Certificate of Improvements.
Brow Mineral Claim, situate In the Trout
Lavo Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Where located:���Between the North
ijAid the South Forks of Lardeau Creek, West
Kootenay 11. U.
���TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur P. Cummins,
of Ferguson, B. C��� acting as agent for George
C. Lembke, William H. Lembke and christian
(}. Lembke, Free Miner's Certificates Nos.
B.071W, B. 63187 and B. 071-52 respectively,
intend, -sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply loathe Mining recorder /or a Certillcate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above clalqj.
And further take notice that action, under
flection 37, must be commenced before the
���Issuance o; such Certificate ot Improvements.
Dated this 4th day of April, A. D, 1908.
AplAO 03 A. P. CUMMINS. P. L, 8.
Running between Arrowhead, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing October 14th, 1901, will sail as follow!,
weather permitting. ,;
Leaving Arrowhead for Beaton and
Comaplix, twice dally���10k and 15k.
Leaving Beaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhead, twice dally ��� 7:15k and
12145k. Making close connections
with all C. P. 11. Steamers and trains.
The owners reserve the right to
change .times of sailings without
The Fred Robinson Lumber Oo.Ltd
Headquarters for Assayer*, Mining
A Milt Supplies. Sole agents In 11.
C. for Morgan Crucible Co., Uattersea,
England; F. W. Braun 4 Co.'s Patent
(,'ary Furnaces, Burners, etc.; Wm. Ainsworth _k Co.'I Fine Balances, etc., etc.
Earner ?
If so why not invest some of your
earnings to meet a possible reversal
of fortune. For a safe, profitable
investment there is nothing beats
an   accumulation > policy   in   the
This is a purely mutual company
and all its assets, surplus and earnings belong to its policy holders.
For rates, etc., apply to agent,
Ferguson, B. C.
IRON BEDS a Specialty
$5 and up.
Goods can be furnished to any part of Lardeau on very short notice
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelson.
No Charge for packing  mimhmim
The three claims owned by the company are the "Lardeau
Queen," the "Lardeau King" and the "Lardeau Prince," all abutting
end to end, through which three leads pass the entire length, situated at the head of Lexington oreek, in the Lardeau mining division
of West Kootenay, British Columbia.
f These three claims are located on the western slope of Goat Mountain, the lines being north-westerly and south-easterly, and form one
complete portion of Mineral lan<.<pt about 156 acres. They he east
less than four miles up from Fish river.
;��� The group lies in the "Sitting Bull" and -'Wild West" belts,
two of tbe strongest and best known leads In that district, and work
already done on' apjacent extentions has given most satisfactory
results ae to extent of ore bodies and increased values with depth.
The formation is slate and [schist, lying in an immense lime
dyke, and the eroppings of the leads are generally topped with heavy
iron capping and quartz, which gives assays from 18 up on the
surface.  '
Exploitation consists of two open cuts along the surface for a
distance of twenty feet, which exposed a body of argentiferous
galena over 8 inehes ln width. Tbe value of this ore body was $25.60
on the surface, but at a depth of less than three feet it bas Increased
to $40.60. To tap this ore showing and the massive Iron capped
ledge elose to which it lies the present tunnel was commenced and
is now in a distance of 82 feet. Another .25 feet of crosscuttlng
should reach this ledge at a depth of about 125 feet. When 61 feet
had been driven, an almost-solid body of Iron ore three feet thlek
was encountered in the tunnel lying against a wall of slate. A
sample at thia point assayed $77.60 in gold, silver, copper and lead.
At a distance of 14 feet from tbis lead a fine body of ore bas been
encountered which, when crossed, proved to be seven and a half feet
wide, carrying the finest looking mineral yet found on the property.
A third ledge which contains tha richest ore and widest surface
chewing, will be reached about July 1st. This ledge when
encountered, will be from 12 to 15 feet wide and great results are
The property has an excellent surface showing. The average
assays are most encouraging, considering the great width and con-
tinuancy of the leads across the country with such great width and
prominence of the surface judging from other properties in the near
violnity, some of which are an tbe same lead and bave developed
very rich ore bodies.
In conclusion I would say that the Lardeau Mines are as good as
any, If not the best, la the vicinity, and I verily believe with a
nominal expenditure, they should be made dividend paying In a
short time, and I would strongly recommeqd extensive development
toward tbat end.
H, O. McClymOPt, M. E.
For Further information, price of stook, etc,, address
B. Norbert Ouimette, .Manager,
Bank of Montreal Bldg., ROSSLAND, B. C,,
: Funeral Directors and  t
[Graduate ol Myer's Collego_ot Embalming]     .
Can attend caso at Ferguson at ten
i'- hours notice if advised by wire.
D. J. Robertson * Co-
nelson, B. C.
Ferguson, B. C, Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, $4,000,000
Capital (paid up) - 2,923,860
Ke3t 2,485,28S
Toronto, Ontario-
Branches ip the Northwost Territories. Provinces sof British Columbia, (Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspoctor
Ferguson,   B.   C.   Branch���A   General   Banking   Business   Transacted-
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.
Drafts Sold, available In All parts ot Canada,
United States and Europe.
Special attention given to collections and
Mining Bonds.
verybody  Our Special
The Union
They arc all Union made and of tbe
best Hftviuiti Tobacco money 6an
buy. 'fry one and satin!)* yourself
Union;. Cigar
Factory, H. A.
Bro w n, Prop.
Lardeau ���        |
Hotel     :���j ,lt
',   We try to give sniisfac- S,
��� tion to our   guests.'.- jlf
Laughton Bros.
prospectors' -Exchange
\ -$tvA
ARTHUR EVANS, Proprietor.
'  \    '":.���*..      *   ...
kt      ������11ESTIN  THE MARKET** ** |,l(jl ohs AMI CUi.WIS ���*      I
A     '
���V\N Local and General.
.1. V. Iteoves visited the-Cup mino on
J. Smythe of Trout I ialfe, was in town
Mr. and Mrs. .1. Parisian wero visiting in town Wednesday.
1'. Cummins,P. J..S,, arrived home
from Nolson yostord-uy.
Cordon MeLollan -came In from tho
Beatrice mine Saturday. -
J. W. Westfall paid a visit to the
Ferguson bank on Monday,
Mrs../. J. Foley of Arrowhead, is
conlinod to he- room with rheumatism.
'���Max O'Rell" is dead trop. the
effects of a:i ofieration for appendicitis.
"Cariboo Joo," a Lardeau pioneer,
has gone to Port Simpson. He left
Ferguson Tuesday.
Vlatho iSs Co. have n notice on their
door that their store will bo closed In
future on Sundays.
.lulin Ennest bas leased the Criterion
hotel at Camborne to Messrs. Stan-
forth and Bob Gunn.
Jas. Currie, who has a log contract
near Trout Lako, made a business trip
to Ferguson on Monday.
An Arts college is to bo opened in
Edmonton, N. W. T., on October 1st,
by tlio Methodist church.
Rov. Sharp, the new Methodist minister, will preach at Eagle hall on Sunday afternoon at II o'clock.
S. Daney, acoompaniod by Mrs.
Daney, lias gone to Kamloops and
vicinity to got his pack horses that
wintorod thoro.
Representatives of the Salvation
Army from Nolson wero in town Tuesday on a collecting tour, this being
Self Denial week.
James Cummings left Tuesday morning for a visit to Ontario. J. Marat
will manage the King's hotel during
Mr. Cummings' absence.
Hugh Brown, superintendent of the
Mountain Lion, was down Sunday and
Monday visiting his family and doing
vjsluoss for his company.
Lady Henry Somerset has retired
from tho presidency ot the National
British Women's Temperance association on account of her health.
A. G. Fraser of Boaton, turned over
the telephone and postoffice on Sunday
to A. M. Craig. Mr. Fraser has moved
to Camborne where he oas opened a
general store.
Ole Poterson came down from the
"Cup" Sunday night. He and his
partner, J. W. Livingstone, have gone
to the Ruffled Grouse to start the
season's development work.
Senator O'Brien of Montreal, died
on May 20th. He was a staunch conservative and received his appointment
In 10L.0. lie was tho sixth largest
individual shareholder ln the Bank of
Floods are now raging in Oklahoma,
Indian Territory, Kansas, Missouri,
Nebraska and Ohio. Fourteen lives
have been lost and fully lifty thousand
persons rendered homeless, while
financial losses will mount up Into
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Saturday and Sunday last wero the
hottest days this season. Sunday night
the water had rlson to high water mark
at Trout Lake and the residents feared
the town would be flooded, but Monday
turned out cloudy and the wator lowered In the lake. Tho water was a foot
deep in somo cellars.
Tho fourth payment of tho bond on
the Camborne group on Fish croek,was
made on May 2fith, In Nolson, to A. F.
Pvosonborger by tho Northwestern Development Syndicate, amounting to
$22,000. The final paymont on tho
proporty will be due in December noxt.
Thore Is a nice littlo community of
peoplo at Eight Mile. A. G. Hill, who
Is in charge of the "Cup" train at tbe
lower terminal, bas a neat house and
Mrs. Hill and child to keep him
company. Then J, Parisian and Norris Smith have their wives and families to help hear their joys and sorrows.
Madame Sherry, the palmist, met
with rather an unfortunate accident
Tuesday week while returning w(th
Mrs. Archer from visiting the Nettle
L. mine. On passing some soft snow
above the ore sheds Madam Sherry's
horse slipped, and springing forward,
dashed its rider to the ground, strik.
ing on ber hand, which was in a
cramped position. On arriving ln town
Dr. Newcombe was called In and found
a bone broken inthe right fore arm a
couple of inches above tbe hand
The aiyn is doing as well as can be expected, and although suffering considerably, Madame Sherry does not regret
her splendid visit to tbe Nettle L.
The next session of the Provincial
Normal school will commence on Monday, July 0th, at the Roberts' school,
Vancouver. All teachers who are
holders of certificates issued under the
regulations prior to July, 1801, are eligible to attend at this session. Forms
of application and any other necessary
information can be obtained from the
principal of the Provincial Normal
school, Vancouver, B. C.
Thc private car "Lucania," of the
Pullman servloe, was attached to the
oast train this morning. It was occupied by a party of New York and Boston capitalists, making a pleasure and
business tour of Canada. The party Is
composed of Mr. C, H. C. Miner and
Mrs. Miner, of New York; Mr. John
Stanton, of New York; Mr. W. A.
Payne, of Boston; Mr. J, B. Francis
Herreshoff, of New York, a brother of
the designer of the "Reliance," the
oup defender; Mr. A. L. White of New
York, and Mr. Clement Houghton, ol
Boston. The party will go through to
British Columbia, where they will look
into several mining propositions.���
Wlnnnipeg Free Press.
Locals With a Fay streak.
It pays to use the telephone. A trip
can often be saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton, Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
the phone. Office ln Cummins & Co.'s
Orders for furniture will be Ailed as
quickly and with better results at the
wholesale and retail store of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than anywhere else in the province.
* Smokers ; If you want the GENUINE "Union" and "Our Special"
cigar see that "Union Cigar Factory"
is stamped in gilt letters on evory box,
���H. A. Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
FOR SALE���A four roomed dwelling house and two lots on one of the
best corners In the residoncc'partot
Ferguson for sale on easy tonus.
Apply to Eagle oflice,
Order a ping-pong set, framed or
untrained plotures, picture frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything ln this line of goods from
the Canada Drug & Book Co., Revel,
stoke, B. C. Mail orders attended to
A. M. Craig still conducts tho feed,
livery and freighting stables at Beaton, and has saddle horses and light
and heavy conveyances for hire at all
times. His daily stage for Goldflelds
and Camborne meets the steamboat on
Its arrival and departure.
COW'S MILK for infant feeding
must first take Into account the source
of supply. The milk must come from
a healthy, well fed, well groomed herd
of cows under hygienic supervision.
Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
is prepared under highest scientific
Wants Your Washing.
Mangling and
guaranteed to be
First Class.
Victoria   Avenue.
4 Miles Below Ferguson on the Ferguson Beaton Road.
No bell boys or etcetras but
a good wholesome meal served at any hour. Lots of fresh
milk and eggs.
Saddle and pack horses for hire.
WM. GLENN, Proprietor,
��� P. L. S.
"        Land
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made and Crown Grants
Office:      ���       -      Trout Lake,
Surveys ol Mines, Mineral Claims and
Crowa lianas. Crown Grjuts Ob-
tallied and Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
Offices:  Camborne and Vancouver
Solicitor for
Thc Imperial Bank
Perguson, B. C.
OFFICE- In tho Ophir Lado block.
Barristers, Solicitcrs, etc.
Offices: Revelstoke, Golden,and Ferguson. Solicitors Ior Imperial Bank
of Canada
Geo. 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
Barrister,  Notary Public etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
Barrister, Soliclter, etc,
J. M, SCOTT, A. B. I*. L, B.
W. deV.loMalstre.M.A.
Having purchased the
Ferguson Meat Market we
are prepared to supply our
customers with all kinds ot
Fresh and cured meats. A
good supply of Beef, Pork,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand,
Watches, Clocks and
Ihave high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Crescent, Street,
C. P. R, Special,
Elgin, Father Time,
Veritas and B. W.
I have  Eight-Day, Gon
Strike and Nlckle Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
Spring Clothing
Suits, Overcoats, Rairi Coats, Trousers.
Also complete stock of Men's Furnishings,
i       /(���
We have a good supply of Borden's
Eagle   Brand   Condensed Milk,
McKinnon & Sutherland
The Post Office Store
lot of Lad
O A rTC     "ow lot of Ladies' and Chldren's Hats and a variety of Hat
XI A. 10 Trimmings.
CTTTTJTG Oooi   assortment of (ientlcraon'H starched and Negligee
"Dr-iffYIV     * ncw ���*ne et serviceable Prospectors' Boots and a full assort-
D\f\ ) L iJ ment ol Youths' Shoes.
G.  B. Batho tf Co.
Well lighted ^nd heated by hot
air furnace. Tables supplied
with the best the market affords.
Rates $1.50 Per Day
' -9	
J4S.  CUMMINGS,   Prop.. Ferguson, B.   C.
When you reach Trout Lake City put
up at the Queens.Good accommodation
.. Best ol service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars..Fire proof safe..
Abrahamson Brothers, Proprietors.
Packing and. Fe*u7n Packi��g
.Freighting     Transfer p"tfit-
Contracts entered Into tor packing ot Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point ln the district.
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.   Freighting from Thomson's Lauding to Ferguson
a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.    S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel


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