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THE eagle    is    more   WIDELY
Vol. IV, No 24.
Ferguson, ft fej JULY 24, 1903.
$2 a Year
Information Obtained
from Mining Men Who
Are Developing Our
District's Resources.
An Eagle reporter had a talk with
ManagorJ. A. McCrossan of the Triune on Wednesday. Mr. McCrossan
appears very well satisfied with the
way things are going at this rich property. He says while they are not attempting to mine on a big scale for the
present, the work that is being done is
of a highly satisfactory nature. They
are working all the men Underground
that they have room for, their plans
for the present being to develop the
property to a good state before heavy
shipments are attempted. However,
they are sacking from three to four
tons per day and are packing this down
'tho'mountain to Ten-Mile, employing
their own pack animals. Five or six
more horses will be added to the train
next week, The first ore from this
season's work reached Ten-Mile on
Tuesday, though over 100 tons are lying
at Ten-Mile awaiting shipment.
The short tram line is being switched over to the mouth'of'the lower tun-
- nel for convenience in lending down
ore and taking up timbers for uso in
the mine.
lardeau a winner,
J. A. Darragh, who operates the
Western Star and Copper Dollar mining properties on Fish creek, with
headquarters at Camborne, spent
Tuesday night in Ferguson. Accompanied by an Eagle representative, he
tooll a' walk to' the site of the new concentrator that is* being built by the Silver Cup Mining company above Ferguson. Mr. Darragh seems a very conservative gentleman, but on his return
to town he expressed himself as being
amazed at the amount of work being
done about our town.
"Why,"said he, "your..town should
go ahead by leaps and,.bounds, With
the big companies showing such confidence by putting up extensive and important works at your very door, and
the small claim owners following in
the wake with energetic development,
as Ib evidenced on all sides, the town
of Ferguson should be all right."
Mr. Darragh further assured our
representative that he believed tbe
whole Lardeau country had entered
upon an era of prosperity, for which
many have been hopeful of seeing for a
number of years back.
"Nothing can keep your town baek,
now that its splendid resources have
become known, for tbe district has the
highest merit."
Three and a half miles above Ferguson, on the North fork of the Lardeau,
Is located the atyvtujianied Kootenays
group of mineral olaims. Aotlve work
was commenced on the property ten
days since by the owners, Mesmr. Kirkpatrick, Shannon, Carter and Thompson, all of whom are prominent in the
Perguson mining circle. The tunnel
that is being driven is crosscut:ting a
dyke to tap tbe lead at considerable
depth, Though the lead has not yet
been encountered some very rich ore
bas been found in the crosscut and the
owners are feeling quite hopeful this
week of finding a rich body of ore in
the. near future. :.
Messrs, Carter & Thompson, who are
doing considerable work on the above
property, spent Sunday at their homes
in Ferguion,  A report having rea...
ed the Eagle on Saturday of a good
find on the property last week, our reporter looked them up to get particulars and found that a new tunnel had
been started a fortnight ago, and ln
this a small lead of silver-lead ore was
found during the week that gives good
values in gold, silver and lead. The
luoky owners are feeling very pleased
as the property is so conveniently situated and only about one mile above tbe
A GOLD property.
Dollard Barselou is working steadily
on a location that he made on the Lardeau river a mile below Ferguson a
month since. The lead is four feet in
width and is a free milling gold proposition. It is showing up well with development and the owner thinks he has
a good thing. The quartz Is of the
same nature as that on Poplar creek
and the lead Is a fine one, having good
free walls and contains pretty fair
Ylllted Poplar Creek.
Mr. S. Shannon returned Tuesday
morning from Poplar and Rapid creeks,
where he has spent several days examining the quartz veins over which there
has been so much sonsational newspaper talk fdr the past month. Mr. Shannon 'was sent for particularly to examine some ground recently located by
Ferguson and Trout Lake prospectors.
To an Eagle reporter he said that
the published reports were for the
most part not exaggerated, but of
course a few fairy tales had reached
some of the newspapers over in Washington that were misleading*. It may
be said, however, that seldom has a
rich discovery been made in any country where there were not men who,
through excitement, or something akin
to It, their eyes became magnifying
glasses though generally their intentions were honest-
Mr. Shannon said the camp certainly
looked very promising, and many of
the leads show plenty of gold. There
are two distinct belts about three-
quarters of a mile apart. The upper
belt has some good veins of gold quartz
which run with the formation, while
the lower belt has a perfect network
of fissure veins cutting the formation
and with splendid free walls. Considerable work has been done In both
belts which gives evidence that the
leads retain their values and tbeir
good features.
The best values occur in a fine rose
quartz but in some places the quartz is
pure white and also very rich.
Our reporter asked Mr. Shannon If
he believed the free gold veins of Fish
creek and Poplar creek run through
near Ferguson, and he said he believed they did.
Ferguson the Best Town
in the Province Today
���Machinery Is Being
Coke output for June.
Manager Tonkin  has  glvon out the
following In regard to tho coke output
of the Crow's Nest collieries for the
month of Juno:
Fernie  0,568 tons
Michel  0,057 tons
Service will be held in Eagle ball
every Sunday commencing at 3 p. m.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p. m. All
are invited to attend.
Next Sunday's service will be held
in the evening,
Sunday Sehool every Sunday at 2
p, m. Rev. sharp, Pastor.
.    Ao��lli-��n.
, Diving service wl" bo held every
1 alternate Sunday i,n Eagle hall at 3 In
'the afternoon.        '
An invitation to attend js extended to
e.ej*vbn*27.'     H. -A. Sql'ly, Curate,
There was a meeting of Tuscan
lodge, A. F. & A. M., at Trout Lake
last Thursday night. A goodly number of visitors from outside points were
present. Including J. M, Miller, Prof.
Greer, Fred Fraser and J. Shannon.
A good lot of business was done and
the meeting was Interesting on account
of tbe presence and participation of
visiting brethren,
Ferguson's period of good times has
set in-and tho lethargy ofthe spring
months has given way to activity and
progression that is good to see and
that has infused confidence into the
breasts of those who through long
waiting had got to the point where
they believed this district would not be
prosperous till direct railway transportation was obtained or smelters built
for treatment of our ores at home.
Nothing definite has been learned of
railway construction this season, and
no smelter is to be built that we are
aware of, but we havo men coming
who want our idle high grade proper*
ties, and it is Been and believed that
when more capital comes ln and thei
splendid leads of the district are opened up the transportation problem will
work out of itself. There is certainly
enough business here to justify the C.
P. R. In their own corporation Interest
to build around Trout lake and into
Ferguson this season, and the business
would increase many times over after
the road was built, but they are unwilling to make the outlay this year.
Some of the large mining companies
will not wait on the slow movement of
the C. P. Ii., but are making the best
of the situation that tbey find exists.
The Silver Cup mines have a large
force of men building a reduction
works, a saw mill and an aerial tram,
the latter to carry the ore to the concentrator. The same company will
also erect a chlorln*-.tion plant for the
treatment of tailings' from the concentrator. These plants will also treat
the ores of the Nettie L. mine, and
another tram to carry this ore down
the hill is either started or about to be
These works aro, we bellev.e, only
the beginning of what will be ln this
district la the shape of reduction and
treating works. Right back of Fergu
son, tjwerlng up to many hundreds of
feet, Is the Great Northern mountain,
which has been described as verily a
mountain of ore. Some day ln the
very near future these vast deposits
will fall Into the hands of men who
have money enough to erect a smelter
for treating tbe ore and then there will
be one of j the biggest mines In B. G,
and as their reduction works must be
within a half mile of town tbere Is no
doubt that Ferguson's population will
be Increased by several hundreds from
this one source alono,
Yukon'! Oold Output.
Private advices from Dawson to
wholesale merchants in Victoria are to
the effect that the camp was never in a
better condition than It Is today, and
that there is a stronger feeling of confidence in tbe camp than, ever before, j
It is estimated that the gold output
will be equal to, lf not in excess, of
last year's output, while the cost of
production will be much less owing to
the large amount of machinery now in
operation on the creeks, and also on ae-
count of the cheapened labor market.
The gold output last year, according to
the figures of Comptroller Lltbgow, of
the Yukon, waB 1801.422.12 ounces,
equal to $13,000,000, If estimated on a
basis rate of 015 to the ounce gold
value, The biggest wash-up last year
was made In June, when 236,673.44
ounoet of gold wore cleaned up, j
Total 13,225 tons
The disposition of this coke was as
Trail smelter  3,146
Greenwood smelter  1,002
Granby smelter.  4,709
Nelson     363
Sunset smelter  1,771
Northport smelter.  1,244
Total 13,225
The coal  output  for  the month of
June was as follows:
Coal Creek  24,580 tons
MorriBsey  18,124 tons
Michel  28,542 tons
Total  71,252tons
Lent. Bounty.
To the Editor ol tlie Lardeau EhrIc:
Dear Sir���Before leaving Ottawa,
the British Columbia Silver-Lead Minors' delegation desire to publicly express their appreciation, not only of the
action of the government in acceding
to their request for a bounty on lead,
but also of the unvarying sympathy and
consideration which they have receiv
ed from the members of the cabinet
during the necessary investigation of
this important question.
Too great credit cannot be given to
Senator Templeman and our British
Columbia members, especially tbe
member for' Yale-Cariboo, for their un*
wavering support of a cause which we
are confident will work as much to the
interest of the provinco as a whole, as
to the mining districts In particular.
The Insertion of this letter in your
paper will greatly oblige,
Yours truly,
John L. Retallack,
Chairman Silver-Lead Delegation.
Ottawa, Ont., July 8th, 1003.
Platinum at Poplar Creek.
If the report that platinum has been
found ln the veins at Poplar creek be
confirmed on full Investigation,-then
the most remarkable find ever known
in minerology will havo to be placed to
the credit of the Lardeau.
The facts are as follows: According
to G O. 'Woodrow, a strange mineral or 01'e looking like bluo quartz,
wlil} specks of apparently arsenical
iron was found by Alex Strand on an
extension of the vein on Gilbert &
Marcus' Gold Park proporty. Mr,
Strand sent it to McGregor, tho cole
brated assayer In Salt Lako City, Utah,
who gave a return showing it produced
five ounces of platinum to the ton.
This assay induced Mr. Marcus to have
an examination mado on thc same stuff
which also occurs on his and bis partner's ground. He got a return of ono
ounce of platinum to the ton.
The news Is startling inasmuch as
up to the presont thero is no authentic
record of platinum occurring otherwise than In tho gold bearing placer
Affeil Pontiff Dead.
On July 20 the following reports wero
sent out from the Vatican:
Rome, July 20.���The Pope spent most
of Sunday ln a sleep which seemed almost like coma. Later he had an attack of heart trouble, but early this
morning rallied.
1:40 p. m.���The Pope, although rallying from the heart attack, still continues in an extremely grave condition.
1:50 p. m.���Dr. Mazzoni has been
hastily recalled.to the Vatican. It is
alleged the supreme moment is very
Toward midnight of the 20th instant
the Pope passed peacefully away.
Old papers for tale at Eagle office,
There May Be a General
Federal Election Next
October���So Say Dispatches.
There is talk, according to late telegrams from Ottawa, of an early dissolution of the Dominion house and an
appeal to the country in October next.
Ottawa, July 18,��� The British Columbia members, Messrs. Smith, Mac
pherson, Morrison, Eai'le and Galliher,
met Messrs. Green and Wilson, the
British Columbia delegates, yesterday,
and had a talk with them over their
mission to Ottawa. Messrs. Green anil
Wilson admitted that their principal
object in coming here was to endeavo:
to get more money to carry on tho
affairs of tho provinco, although thc
Japanese question was talked over.
The Liberals of Greenwood have
hold a convention and nominated a lawyer of that town by the name of J.
R. Brown to be their standard bearei
in the provincial election.
I. Ogle and A. R. Stebbings are ir.
the field at Vancouver as Socialist candidates, and John Kierdan of Grand
Forks, will run on the Socialist ticket
in that town.
The Conservatives of Revolstoko
have chosen Thos. Taylor, ox-M. P. P.,
as their candidate.
The lllliul Entertainer.
There was an attendance of about 80
at Miners' Pnion hall Wednesday night
to hear tho entertainment given by
J. M. MeCloskey, the unfortunate man
who lost his eyesight by an explosion
at the Knob Hill'mine in June, 1002.
The stage was) Very late in arriving,
and it was thought the entertain**!*
would not arrive in time, but members
of the Miners' Union did their best to
have it known that the ontcrtainmem
would be given. Had tho affair been a
littlo better advertised thore would
have been a larger attendance. As it,
was the net proceeds were $10.
"Don't Butt In."
The Casino Comedy Co., comprising
four people, one woman and threo men.
gave their show in Ferguson to a fair-
sized audlenco on Friday and Saturday
nights of last \vook. Tho company suffered by the absence, through illness.
of one of its strongest members which
caused tiresome losses of time botwecn
Tho show on tho whole was fair and
had as much variety as ono might expect to see in an out of tho way placo
like the Lardoau, where it is very expensive to bring in a company of four
or moro people.
At the Lardoau Miners'Union Hospital, Ferguson, on July 14th, to the
wife of R. Laughton, a son.
At the Lardeau Minors' Union Hospital, Ferguson, on July 10th, to thc
wife of Dr. W. E. Newcombe, a
County Court.
County Court was held on Thursday
of last week at Trout Lake by His
Honor Judge Forin. Thore was a
large docket but it was soon disposed
of. The Eagle has a full report, but
has not room this week to publish it.
Is your uame on the voters' list? If
not you ihould hare it put on at once,
.1	 Lardeau Bagle
Published every Friday at Ferguson, B. C
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those rates.  No room Ior quack ads.
four weekly Insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
FRIDAY, JULY 24,1903.
In view of the wave of prosperity that has struck Ferguson, helped along no doubt by the bounty
that has been placed on lead, but
principally by the large expenditure that is being made by the Silver Cup and Great Western Mining
companies in erecting permanent
works adjoining the town, the owners of the townsite and their agent,
H. Floyd, have decided at last to
spend quite a sum of money in making needful improvements on the
Work will begin at once to cut
out more streets and clear lots, and
io otherwise improve the townsite
and to lessen the danger of fire,
'rom the brush, sweeping the town.
We don't care how the people of
Rossland and Nelson spell Lardeau.
Let these people spend all the time
they like in determining the correct
spelling. We have always understood that the whole territory that
lies along the Lardeau river and its
tributaries through to where it empties into Kootenay lake, was included in the Lardeau district. The
spelling of Lardo Is a local appellation given to the little village on
Kootenay lake where the boats from
Nelson make their upper terminus
and the point from which the Lardeau branch was built to Trout lake.
The territory or district is called
Lardeau, but the proper spelling of
lhe town is Lardo, while the pronunciation is the same.
A. Johnson, proprietor of the
Revelstoke Herald, accompanied by
J. A. Darragh of Camborne, was
in Ferguson Tuesday night in connection with a proposed tramway
from Trout Lake to Ferguson, and
on to Ten-Mile. If these gentlemen get sufficient encouragement
their company will build the tram
line this fall and have it running by
the time the snow Hies. The proposition appears to have much merit
nnd we trust the people of this section will consider the matter carefully.       	
The steamboat Victoria leaves
Trout Lake on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week at 3
o'clock, and boat leaves Nelson at
same hour on the same days. This
time is one hour earlier than last
season's schedule, and is more convenient lor travellers, for the boat
now reaches Trout Lake at midnight.     ________
The Rossland World is an enterprising paper and the Eagle has no
objection to furnishing live items of
mining news to fill its columns, but
when our esteemed contemporary
reproduces half a dozen paragraphs
frpm our columns without a word.
of credit, all we can say is, that
while we admire its gall, we have
not a high opinion of its ethics.
Hon. Mr. Justice Armour, one of
Canada's foremost jurists, died in
London, England, on the nth inst,
Justice Armour was one of the British arbitrators on the Alaskan
boundary tribunal. His place will
possibly be filled by a British Co
lumbia judge.
The announcement in last week's
Eagle that a new Lardeau gold
company is to. be floated will create
considerable interest, in view of the
fact that the promoters are the men
who have done most to make this a
great camp.
Most people who visit the Lardeau become enamored of our wonderfully rich mineral deposits that
abound in this field which properly
designated is one of nature's mineral storehouses.
[Adopted at Revelstoke. September 13th, 1002.1
I. Tbat this convention reaffirms tbe policy
ol the party in matters ol provincial roads and
trails; tlie ownership and control of railways
ami the dcvclonment of the agricultural re-
soiines of the province as laid down iu the
platform adopted in October, 1890, wblch Is as
"To actively aid in the construction of trails
throughout the undeveloped portions of the
province and the building of provincial trunk
roadsof public necessity.
"To adopt the principles of government own-
ership of railways in so far as the circum*
.stances oi the province will admit, and the
adoption of the principle that no bonus should
be granted to any railway company which
docs not Klve thc government of the province
control of rates over lines bonused, together
witli the option of purchase.
"To activclv assist by state aid in the development of the agricultural resources of tbe
���J. That in the meantime and until thc railway policy above set lorth cnn be accomplished, a general railway act be passed, giving
freedom lo construct railways under certain
approved regulations, analogous to tho system
that has resulted in such extensive railway
construction in the United States, with so
much advantage to trade and commerce.
8, That to encourage the mining Industry,
the taxation of metalliferous mines should be
ou n basis of 11 pcrcentageon the net profits.
4. That tlie government ownership of telephone systems should be brought about as a
lirst slop in thc acquisition of public utilities.
.-,. That a portion ol every coal area hereafter to be disposed of should be reserved from
sale or lease, so that itate owned mines may be
easily accessible, if their operation becomes
necessary or advisable.
ii. That in the pnlp land leases provision
should be made for reforesting nnd that steps
should be taken for thegencral preservation of
forests by guarding against tho wasteful do
striu'iion of timber.
7. That the legislature and government of
the province sliould persevere iu the efforts to
secure the exclusion of Asiatic labor.
8. That the matter of better terms ln the
way of subsidy and appropriations for the
province should be vigorously pressed upon
the Dominion government.
0.  That thc silver-lead industries of the
f>rovlnce be fostered aud encouraged by the
mpnsition of increased customs duties on lead
nnd lead products Imported Into Canada, and
that the conservative members of the Dominion House be urged to support auy motion Introduced for such a purpose.
10. That as industrial disputes almost In-
variably result in great loss and injury both to
thc parties directly concerned aud to the public, legislation should bo passed to provide
menus for anamicable adjustment of such disputes between employers and employees.
II. That It is advisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of the province
within thc province as far as practicable by
menus of taxation on tbe said raw products,
subject to rebate ol the same ln whole or part
when manufactured In Hrilish Columbia.
At a meeting of tbe executive of the Provincial Conservative association, held at Vancouver, tlie province was divided into five divisions for organization purposes. The Koote-
nay-Boundary division is made up of tbe following provincial election districts: Revelstoke, Columbia, Fernie, Cranbrook, Ymir,
Kaslo, Slocan, Grand Forks, Greenwood, the
City of Kossland, and thc City of Nelson. At
tbe same meeting the following resolutions
were adopted:
1. That conventions for nominating candidates for members of tho legislative assembly
bu made up of delegates chosen as follows:
00 In city electoral districts one delegate
for every fifty and fraction of fifty votes polled
at the provincial election held In 1900, and if
the <ity is divided Into wards, the proportion
of delegates for each ward shall be based on
thc vote polled in each ward at the last municipal election.
0i) In other electoral districts, one delegate
for every lifty or fraction o( fifty votes polled
ut thc provincial election held in 1900, tho delegates to be apportioned to polling places, or
us near thereto rs will be fair to the voters of
the different neighborhoods.
2, The election of delegates shall beat public meetings, held at a designated central place
lu eacli polling division, or in each ward in
city electoral districts, if the city is divided
into wards. At sueh public meetings only
IhoBC wlio pledge themselves to voto for the
candidal., or candidates selected at thc nominating convention shall bo entitled to voto for
8. Two weeks notice shall be given of thc
public meetings at which delegates are to ho
elected, and nominating conventions shall be
held in city electoral districts two daya after
thc day on which delegates are elected, and in
other electoral districts seveu days aftor. All
nominations throughout thc province to be
made at a deHijruated central place In each
electoral district', and on the same day.
4. All notices of tbe date of public meetings
for the election of delegates to nominating conventions, the apportionment of delegates, and
tho place and date of nominating conventions
In thc several electoral districts ���hall be pre-
Sarod by the members of thc executive of the
ivlsion In which the electoral'districts are
situate, nnd issued over the names of the president and secretary of the Provincial Conservative association.
A meeting of tho provincial executive will
bo held at Vancouver within a month, and the
date for holding district nominating conventions will be then fixed.     JOHN HOUSTON.
President of tbe Provincial
conservative Aiioclttlon.
Nolson, June sth, 1W8,
How*s your "Printing? Do you know that the
1JAGLE Job Department has one of the best
equipped plants in North Kootenay and that it is
unnecessary to send out of the Lardeau for Work?
^_ *L_	
After You
tor that order you aie sending away out of the
district to save a few shillings. Don't be fooled.
The EAG-EE can give you satisfaction. "We
carry only the first quality in office stationery, etc.
Receive Our Strict Attention.
THE EAGLE,   Ferguson, B.C.
Drugs "^Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded..
Go To
Trout Lake.
The Townsite of-
The Pay-Roll  Centre of the
Rich   Lardeau   District.
Buy Lots Now And Get
in on the Ground Floor
There 18 only one bout mining Journal.
Tbat Is
Mines and Minerals.
It has a larger circulation than any two other
American mining Journals because it la the
best. It is tbo largest, best Illustrated and
handsomest mining Journal tn the world. It
Is a mining paper for mining men. Subscription price KM per year. Sond forlreo sample"
copy. Address MINK8AND MINERALS, Scranton, Fa., U. 8. A. Denver offices, Bartb Bldg.,
Denver, Col
Subiorlbe (or tbe Lard.su Eaqle.
Tbe Lardeau is the richest
known mining district in British
Golumbia and the mines, particularly those about Ferguson,
contain large quantities of 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 size Buy a few lots now
before the effect of this year's
progress sends them up, mayhap beyond your reach.
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up.
For Further^ Information* Apply to
Henry Floyd
General Agent,
-Revelstoke. B. C. Uoited Hatters of North America
the United Hatten
of North America.
When you are buy-
, tng ft PUR HAT,
either soft or stiff,
���see to it that the
1 Renulnti UNION
Label Is sewed in it.
If a retailer haB
loose labels in his
('assession and oilers to put one in a
hat for you. do not
, patronise him. He
has not any nent to nave loose labels. Loose
labels In retail mores are counterfeits. Do not
listen to any explanation at to why the hal
has no label. The Genuine Union Label Is
perforated on the four edRes exactly the same
as a postage stamp. Counterfeits ar�� sometimes perforated on three of the edges, and
sometimes only on two. Keep ft sharp lookout
for the eounterfelts. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them ln order to get rid of
their scab-made hats. The John B. Btetson
Co. of Philadelphia, Pa��� Is non-union concern,
JOHN A, MOPFITT, President,
Orange, N. J
11 Warorly Place, Boom 15. New York City,
 - ritfr
Smith tf Co.
45 Bleary St >
Will be represented In
Ferguson three or four
days each month. Any
orders for clothing will
receive close attention
and we ',
Time Table.
LILLOOET. HI AS Kit Itivtitt & CABI-
������ **;��tLlt VlKLDH, LIMITED.
in Liquidation,
lilt of Properties to Be Sold by Private
Tender, Pursuant to the Directions
of the Liquidators.
Trout Lake Mining Division.
ALPHA GROUP (better known as "Broadview Group"), comprising 9 Crown-granted
mineral claims, or fractional claims, situated
on Great Northern mountain, above Ferguson,
B. C. together witli two blocks of land, namely: Lot 114-i, situated lust west of Ferguson
townsite, and lot 2449, situated about 2 miles
north easterly from Ferguson on tho North
Fork of Lardeau river, at the foot of Great
Northern mountain.
LANDS situated on Galena Bay, Upper ArroW
Lake. Three block* of land -comprising, Iii all,
about 660 acrtBi
���Jtossliiinl Cam iv ...
. The.,"Cl.TV Off SPOKANE"   and "NORTH
stak" taiileral  claims,  together with the
BiiHulUgs and equipment thereon.
Boundary District.
The "NiiTA" mineral claim, Crown-granted,
situated in what Is known as "Brown's Camp,"
and the "QUEBN OF SPADES" mineral claim,
Crown-Granted, situated In what Is known as
"Central Camp."
Illeeillcwaet Mining Division.
Thc LANARK GROUP, comprising 15 Crown-
granted mineral claims, or Fractional claims,
situated on the main line of the Canadian Pacific railway, near Illecfllewaet. B, C.
Parties desiring to put ln a tender for any ono
or more of the above mentioned properties
should have their engineer on thc ground and
examinatitms made without delay.
Further particulars and conditions of Bale
and forms of tender (which are to be sent in
hot later than the 15th August, 1903,) maybe
obtained gratis of the Li-quia-fttors, College Hill
Chambers, College Hill, London, E. C��� and
J.V, Armstrong, Kevelstoke, British Columbia.
Dated 15th June, 1903. July 31.
Running between Arrowhead, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing October 14th, 1903, will sail as follows,
weather permitting.
Leaving Arrowhead for Beaton and
Comaplix, twice dally���10k and 5k.
Leaving Beaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhead, twice dally ��� 7:15k and
12;45k, Making close connections
with all C. P. H. Steamers and trains.
The owners reserve the right to
change times of sailings without
Th9 Fred Robinson Lumber Oo.Ltd
Our representative
_���}. A. Scott is a
practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
orders for him.
1 o the Public.
Having to go east for a few months I beg to
say thatl will return by fall and re-engage in
my taxldormist business.
Taxidermist, Kevelstoke, B. C.
Headquarters for Asaayers, Mining
A Mill Supplies, Sole agents in H.
C, for Morgan Crucible Co., Battersca,
England; F. W. Braun & Co.'s Patent
Cary Furnaces, Burners, etc; Win. Alnsworth <�� Co.'s Pine Balances, etc., etc.
Notlco to Delinquent Co-Owneri.
ToZ, Gordon Goldberg orL. Goldburg, or to
any person or persons to whom they may
have transferred their interests In the Little
.Robert and Little Robert No. 2 miner claims
situate at the bead of the north fork of Lardeau creek, and adjoining the Black Warrior
froup nn the southeast, in the Trout Lake
lining Division of West Kootenay District.
Vou are hereby notified that I have expended
two hundred and live dollars and twenty-live
cents ($:_u*V-_5), in labor and improvements on
the above mentioned mineral claims for the
current year in order to hold said mineral
claim:, under thc provision* of the mineral
Act, and if within ninety days from the date
of this notice you fall or refuse to contribute
your proportion of such expenditures together
with all cost of advertising, your Interest in
���said claims will become the property of tho
subscriber, undor section 4 of an Act entitled
An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 1900.
Datod at Ferguson this 10th day of July, 19o8.
Public notice is hereby given tbat thc undersigned intend to apply under tbe provisions of
thc "Tramway Company Incorporated Act"
and amended acts, for thc Incorporation of a
company with power to build, equip and operate a tramway and to construct and equip
and operate telephone or telegraph lines in
connection therewith, between a point on
Trout lake, at or near the townsite of Trout
Lake and a point on Lardeau river, West
Kootenay, at or near Ferguson, B. C, with
branch lines from, at or near, Ferguson, B��� C���
to Circle ('ity on the North Fork of Lardeau
rivor, and to Ten Mile on the South Fork of
Lardeau river.
The general route of said proposed tnrr.way
and telephone or telegraph lines shall be along.
or near tlie banks of Lardeau river and the
North and South forks thereof.
Dated this h'.th day of July, 1903.
A.JOHNSON,       >
J.A. DARRAGH, J Applicants.
Nutlce to Delinquent Co-Owner.
To S. T. McColl, or whomsoever he may have
transferred ills interest in the Triune Fraction No. 3 mineral claim, situated on Brown
oreek. in the Trout Lake Mining Division,
West Kootenay District Of B. C.
You arc hereby notified that I have expended 1100 in labor and improvements upon tha
above mentioned fractional mineral claim
Blnce July 1st. vm>, under the provisions of the
Mineral Art, and if within 90 days from the
date of this notice you fall or refuse to contribute your proportion of the above mentioned
sum, which is now due' together with all
cost of advertising, your Interest In the said
claim will become the property of the undersigned under suction 4 of the "Mineral Act
Amendment Act VM).
Dated at Ferguson, B.C., this 6th day of
April, 190.1.
C. O. Woodrow.
Tako notice, thot a special general meeting
of the shareholders of tlio Great Western
MinflH, Limited Liability, will be held at tho
a_.__-.uof the company at Ferguson, B. C, on
Saturday-, August 1st, at-8 p. m., for tho purpose of considering, and, lf deemed advisable, of ]m-siiiK a resolution authorizing the
registration uf this company tinder the pro-
. jsinus of the company's aet, 1807, and Amending Acts, and tho (���xectatlon by tho directors
on behalf of the shareholders of the company
of the memorandum of association for the ob-
icctsspecllli'd in such resolution.   -
ERLAND G. HADOW, Secretary.
4 Miles Below Ferguson on the Ferguson Beaton Road.
No bell boys or etcetras but
a good wholesome meal serv*
ed at any hour. Lots of fresh
. milk and eggs.
Saddle and pack horses for hire,
WM. GLENN, Proprietor,
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 tbe head of Lexington ereok, in the Lardeau mining division
of West Kootenay, British Columbia.
These three olaims are located on the western slope of Goat Mountain, tbe lines being north-westerly and south-easterly, and form one
complete portion of Mineral land of about 156 acres. They lie east
less than four miles up from Fish river.
The group lies in the "Sitting Bull" and "Wild West" belts,
two of the strongest and best known leads in tbat district, and work
already done on apjacent extentions has given most satisfactory
results as to extent of ore bodies and increased values with depth.
The formation is slate and .schist, lying in an immense limo
dyke, and the croppings of tbe leads are generally topped with heavy
iron capping and quartz, which gives assays from $8 upon the
Exploitation consists of'two open cuts along the surface for a
distance of twenty feet, which exposed a body of argentiferous
galena over 8 inches in width. The value of this ore body was $25,110
on the surface, but at a depth of less than three feet it has increased
to $40.60. To tap this or.o showing and the massive iron capped
ledge close to whioh it lies the present tunnel was commenood and
is now in a distance of 82 feet-. Another .25 feet of crosscutting
should reach this ledg3 at a depth of about 125 feet. When 61 feet
had been'drlven, an ulmost'solid body of iron ore three feet thick
was encountered in the tunnel lying against a wall of slate. A
sample at this point assayed 877.60 in -.old, silver, copper and lead.
At a distance of 14 feet from this lead a fine body of ore has 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 wblcb contains tbe richest ore and widest surface
showing, will be reached about July 1st. This ledgo when
encountered, will be from 12 to 15 feet wide and great results are
The property has an excellent surface showing. The avorage
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 surface1 judging from other properties in the near
vicinity, some of which are on tbe same lead and have developed
very rich ore bodies.
In conclusion I would say that tho Lardeau Mines are as good as
any, if not the best, in the vicinity, and I verily believe with a
nominal expenditure, tbey should be made dividend paying in a
short time, and I would strongly recommend extensive development
toward that end.
H. 0. McClymont, M. E.
For Further information, price of stock, etc., address
B, Norbert Ouimette, Manager.
Bank of Montreal Bldg., ROSSLAND, B. C.
IRON BEDS a Specialty      J
$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   4-a-*~**-*+-4-4+44-4-44-4-4+-4+4-4-+44-+444-4-44-444
Funeral Directors and
Iprsduat. of Myer's G_llQg*��.f Embalming]
��� Can attend case at Ferguson at ten
hours notice if advised by wiro.
4.4, 4,.......... < *. ���> ��^ �� . -)...-��-.��� .
D. J. Robertson tf O
Ferguson, B. C, Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, 84,000,000 HEAa office
Capital (paid up)    -    2,923,886
Rest 2,485,288 Toronto, Ontario-
Branches in the Northwest Territories. Provinces tot British Columbia, Man;
toba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R, WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Cen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C,   Branch���A   General   Banking   Business   Transacted.
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allovrod.
* Drafts Sold available In All parts of Canada,
I-nited States and Europe
Special attention given to collection, aud
Mining Hondo.
Let Iho OOLD OUST twkts do your.work."'
No Soap, Borax, Soda or Ammonia is needed with
With little water and less effort you oan clean
anything about the house better, easier and
cheaper than with Soap or any other cleanser.
Once try it, you'll always buy it.
HiwYort,   BMg__   St, 1Mb. - Montreal.
Everybody    Qur  Special
smokes     AND	
-  The Union
Tliey arc all Union mado and of tlie
best Havana Tobacco money can
buy. Try one and satisfy vonrsi-lf
as to tlieir quality.
Union Cigar
Factorv, H.A.
Brow n, Prop.
I Lardeau
Hotel *
We try to give satisfac- 'Z
tion to our  guests. "_c[
j|    Laughton   Bros
jjjt Proprietors,
Have Stables at Ferguson, Trout Lake and Beaton,
Where they koep light and heavy vehiclos, singlo nnd
double drivers, saddle and pack horses fur hire.
Also proprietors of the stage route running between
the above points, making tbree trips weekly.
��-��-swsr��wfwi(wr>�� Local anil General.
E, L. Kinman spent Saturday in Ferguson.
Mr. Greer left for the west Tuesday
.1. II. Doyle of Revelstoko, paid the
Lardeau a visit on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Cummins paid a
visit to Trout. Lake on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Chlsolm paid a
visit to outside points this week.
fieorgo II. Bayno ol Rossland, arrived in town on Tuesday ovenlng,
.1. C, Carruthers of Nelson, has boon
ji Ferguson for the past tow days,,    .
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cordon boarded
the "Victoria" on Monday bound for
B. Crilly returned from an extended
visit to friends in San FranciBco and
other points Saturday last.
F. W. Godsal, who has been ill at the
hospital, left for his home in Cowley,
Alta., Wednesday via Kaslo.
Judge Forin of Nelson,,, and his
brother, P. McL. Forin of Bellvlllo,
Ont,, wore in town on Friday last.
.1. V. Reeves, our hustling jeweler,
mndo his weekly trip to the Nettie L.
mine at the beginning of the week.
,1 ames Cummings, proprietor of the
King's hotel, roturned Tuesday night
from a holiday trip to centre Ontario.
Visitors to the Lardeau agree that
the mountain scenery about Ferguson
is very beautiful and well worth a trip
in to see.
While almost everywhere olse people are tormented night and day by the
mosquitoes, Ferguson is entirely free
from tne pests.
W. H. McDougall, solicitor and collector for the Scranton schools, was in
Ferguson and up to the Nettie L. mine
on Thursday.
Mrs. Turnbull, who has been the
guest of Mr. aud Mrs. S. Shannon for
a fow days, left for her home in Ontario Wednesday.
Jas. Black returned Tuesday from
Halcyon Springs much benefitted in
health from his short stay at that
health inspiring resort.
B. C. Murray received word Mdnday
from Edward and Mrs. Bailey of Rossland, conveying the sad intelligence of
the death of thoir little child.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Murray, accompanied by some visiting ladies and gentlemen from the south, drove through
the "pay roll centre" on Sunday afternoon.
A member of the Eagle staff paid a
visit to nature's flower garden (at the
slides near Circle City), on Sunday and
brought home a beautiful bocjuet of
wild flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Floyd and children
returned homo to Revolstoke Tuesday
morning, after sponding an enjoyable
fortnights visit in Ferguson, out of the
reach of mosquitoes and flies.
J. Q. McKinnon of tho firm of McKinnon & Sutherland, went to Kaslo
Monday to attend the Liberal convention on Tuesday. He carried in his
rest pocket numerous proxies from
other Ferguson liberals.
The weather throughout tho Lardeau is beautiful. The rainy season is
ovor and we are enjoying splendid
warm days and cool evenings and
nights, while at the same timo one is
free from torment by insects.
Many pooplo of Ferguson will join
with us in extending sympathy to Mr.
.1, J. Foley of Arrowhead, iu the loss
he has sustained by the death of his
wife. Mrs, Foley died at Halcyon
Springs on the 14th inst., after a short
The Gold Belt Development Syndicate will begin mining operations at
once. We understand A. L. Houston
of the Mohecan, will have charge o!
the property. Supplies are being shipped to the company's property on Silver Cup mountain.
C. O, Woodrow returned Wednesday
trom a second trip to Poplar creek. He
and A, E. Gunn and Ed Ward walked
around the head of Trout Lake and
over the summits to Ferguson, Charlio
says the claim owners on Poplar and
Rapid creeks are most all working on
their properties.
Ceo. C, Tunstall and W. Monde-were
in Ferguson Monday in the interests of
the .Hamilton Powder Go. Mr. Tun
stall was a former representative of the
company in this province, but he leaves
soon for Australia, where he will rep
resent the Noble Explosive Co, Mr.
Monok will remain with the Hamilton
company in the Kootenays.
A. G. Larson, superintendent of the
Great Western _c Rossland mines, and
C. M. Oliver, acoompanied by his wife
and daughter, paid tbe Lardeau section
a flying visit and left for Rossland
Monday afternoon, Mr. Oliver and
family intend going east ln a few days.
Thoy will visit Toronto, Ohio, New
Vork and other Eastorn points.
lti*t��Uuck Ohuien.
At the Liberal convention held in
Kaslo on Tuesday of this week John L.
Retallack of Kaslo, was unanimously
chosen to contest this riding in the Liberal interest in the forthcoming provincial election. Mr Retallack and
some of his supporters will be in Ferguson at an early date to meet the
ProflncUl Elections.
By writs issued on the 16th inst.
nomination day falls on October IStb,
and polling on October 31st.
Locals With a Faystreak.
Legal formB for sale at Eagle oflice.
HOTEL FOR SALE���In prosperous
town of Ferguson, B. C. Apply at
Eagle oflice.
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 filled as
quickly and with better results at the
wholesale and retail store of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than anywhere else in the province.
* SmokerB: If you want the genuine "Union" and "Our Special"
cigar see that "Union Cigar Factory"
is stamped in gilt letters on every box.
���H. A. Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
Order a ping-pong set, framed or
unframed pictures, picture frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything in this line of goods from
the Canada Drug & Book Co., Revel]
stoke, B. C. Mail orders attended to
A. M. Craig still conducts the 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,
Anyone having accounts against tbe
King's Hotel will please present same
on or before August 31st and the Bame
will be paid. Also all accounts due the
King's hotel must be paid by tbe 31st
of August.
James Cumminpb, Proprietor.
10, in block 53, on Main street, next to
Ferguson hotel, and lots 6 and 7, in
block 1, also on Main street near post
oflice. These are very desirable lots
and can be purchased cheaply. Apply
to E. G. Woodward, Eagle office.
B. 0.
J&j-j"*.*-Jj_-*!-*-ri**j!**. .*^***!**-***!t_**}**_i4t tCu{3
Tonsorial   * f
��� ...    P. L. S.
* Surveyor
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made and Crown Grants
Office:      -      -     Trout Lake;
Shfivinsr.      ShampqplpB.
Hairdreasing,      Singeing.
Dyeing,     Bajd-B. hot and
' oold water.
I Have the best appointed shop in the W
Lardeau. Open from 8 a, m. to 8 p. m, <
Proprietor. &���
Surveys of Mines, Mineral Claims and
Crown Lauds. Crown Grants Obtalnod and Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
Offices:  Camborne and Vancouver
Solicitor for
The Imperial Bank
Perguson, B. C.
OFFICE-In tho Ophir Lade block.
Barristers, Solicltcrs, etc.
Offices: Revelstoke, Golden, and Ferguson, Solicitors for Imperial Bank
ot Canada
Geo, 8. McCarter. J.A.Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham,
Barrister, Notary Public etc.
P W 9 f f f f f ���?Ff f V f-Ff W V W FT-F T
Having purchased the
Ferguson Meat Market we
are prepared to supply our
customers with all kinds of
Fresh and cured meats. A
good supply of Beef, Pork,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand.
Watches, Clocks and
Ihave high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Crescent, Street,
C. P. R. Speolal,
Elgin, Father -Time,
Veritas and B. W.
I have Eight-Day, Oon
Strike and Nlckle Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium  ���   ���   <���
Bltoatedanldst icenery unrlvailoil for
grandeur. Tha mqst completo hMlth
resort on the continent of North America,
Its baths cure all Nervous and Mux-
ritlar diseases. Its waters heal all
Kidney, Liver and stomach ailments,
They an a never falling remedy for
all metalllo poison,, completely purify-
ing the system.
TgRMB-ustolllMr week, aeeord-
lag w ihi2wm la (Em or Villi*
Spring Clothing
Suits, Overcoats, Rain Coats, Trousers.
Also complete stock of Men's Furnishings.
We have a good supply of Borden's
Eagle   Brand   Condensed iMilk.
McKinnon t�� Sutherland
The Post Office Store
II A rI'C     No* -ot of Ladles' and Chldrou's Rata and a variety ol Hat
UAIO���    Trimmings.
CTJTTJTC Oood  assortment of oeqtlemen'S Sterohed and Negligee
A new line ot serviceable Prospectors' Boots and a full assortment ol Youths' Shoes.
G.  B. Batho & Co.
WeUJighted and heated by hot
air furnace. Tables supplied
wi^the best the market -affords.
Rates $1.50 Per Day
JAS.  CUMMINGS,   Prop., Ferguson, B.   C.
When you reach Trout Lake City put
up at the Queens.Good accommodation
.. Best ot service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars..Fire proof safe..
Abrahamson Brothers,' Proprietors.
Packing and^m?^ng
.Freighting Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered into (or packing of Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point in the district.
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.  Freighting (rom Thornton's Landing to Ferguson
a speoialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.    S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel


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