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Vol  IV, No 19.
Ferguson, B. C, JUNE 19, 1903.
$2 a Year
Feels Elated Over the
Recent Turn of Events
Political-Has Great
Confidence in McBride.
Our looal member, Mr. Thomas Tay
lor, was a visitor to Ferguson on Thursday last. An Eaole reporter found
him busy talking to an eager band ot
townsmen over tho events of tho past
session of tho legislature, but ho found
a few minutes to spare for tha EAQLE
man. He expressed doep regret for
tho lack of principle shown by some
members of tho lute administration
and thought tho last session of tho
house had in somo respects been productive of much good to the province
iu educatiug people to tho truo stato of
affairs. Ho looked with favor on tho
action of the liouteuant governor
calling on Hon. R. McBride to form a
government to pass necessary legislation and carry on tho business of tlie
country until after tho jeuoral election. Mr. Taylor said ho thought the
governor in having called on Mr. McBride recognized McBride to be the
strongest man in the house, and the
most able to administer tho affairs of
tho country, for tho timo boing at least.
On being asked what were tho
chances of the Conservative party winning in the general election Mr. Taylor
"Tho prospects were never better.
We never had a more solid party in tho
province; never such unanimity of purposo and never such a fine lot of young
available men from which to ohooso
standard bearers for tho comiug contest. Of courso wo never had tho
country divided or, party lines beforo,
but never beforo was out' party so well
prepared for such a division, Tho government of B. C. as it Btands today consists of clean, bright young men. Why,
our premier is but 3- yoars old, and ho
is a clover debater and quick at repartee."
Replying to a question as to whether
Hon. Mr. McBride had taken any unfair advautago of his lato co-workers
of Liberal leanings, Mr. Taylor said:
"None whatever. The governor
called on Mr. McBride to form a govornmont, not suggesting what the poll
ties should be, but ho did, however, express au opinion as to tho conduct of
tho genoral election. This he rocom-
mended should bo carried out on strict
party linos."
King null IJueen Bitot Dead.
F.-J i''>, Sorvla, June 11.���King
Alexander und Queen Draga wore shot
to death In the royal palace during tho
night. Tbe deed was carriod out by
the army. Besidos the king and queon,
Premier Markovitch, General Petro-
vltch and former Ministorof War Far-
lovitch woro shot.
Tho funeral occurred at 1:30 a. m. on
June 12th. Tho strictest privacy was
maintained in ordor to avoid hostile
demonstrations. Two coffins were
brought in by servants, and were carried up to tlio room where the bodies
of the lato king and queen were lying.
The corpses wore thou put in the coffins
and the latter wore placed in a hoarse,
whioh was hurriedly driven to the old
cemetery, whero tho other members of
the Obrenviteh family are interred.
\n addition to the attendants only two
priests woro present at tho funeral.
The metropolitan of Belgrade was absent. Tho whole ceremony lasted only
a few minutes.
The body ul iho lato Promior Markovitch will be buried witb military
Will Stnrt Work on "Triuno" tlio Vim
Next Wock.
Manager J. A. McCrossan of tho
Metropolitan Gold and Silver Mining
company, paid a visit to tho Triuno on
Tuesday, accompanied by James Kelly,
Things wore found in much bottor condition than was expected. The wagon
road to Ton-Mile and up to tho lower
terminal of the tram is in good shape
for hauling supplies, and the pack
trail up to the mino is clear of anow
with thc exception of two places, but
snow is hero hard enough to hold a
horse. Tho upper cabin at the mino
ha. been wrecked by tho snow, but outsido of that thore has beon no damage
done about the mine. Tho tram suffered to somo extent in having had two
stations carried away by slides. They
woro broken off clean about six foet
from tho ground and wero carried with
such force that parts now lie half a
mile away and forced about 150 yards
up the hill on the opposite mountain
across tho gulch.
On Mr. McCrossan's return ho telegraphed his foreman, Alack Dodds to
come at onco and start operations. So
it is hoped that the Triuno will get
started on Monday. It will requir
ten days or two weoks to complete repairs and get tho tram running, and
about tho same length of time will be
needed to build a new cabin and get
things generally in good running or
Expressed in Lettor to Father of An Invalid Uirl.
Salem, Oro., Juno 10.���Whon President Roosevelt was in Salem lust month
ho halted his carriage during the parade, alighted and shook hands and
kissod a littlo invalid girl who was suffering from a spinal affliction, and who
was brought out on a strotchor to see
tho president. Rev. W. C. Kantner,
father of tho child, expressed by letter
his appreciation to tho president and
today received tlio following roply:
"One of lr.y littlo boys suffered from
water on the knoo and had to wear an
Instrument for nearly two years. This
has brought homo to mo vory keenly
what it moans to a child to suffer in
this way and still mote, to suitor as
your dear littlo daughter was evidently
Buffering. I wish it had boen in my
power to do something that would have
given hor oven a moment's real happiness.       	
Earthquake Sliock at Skngway.
News comes from Whitohorso to the
effect that on Juno I3th an earthquake
shook tho northern country. Its con-
tro was in Skagway, whore the shock
was sharply felt for sovoral seconds.
A slight shock was distinct at White-
horso. Buildings in Skagway rocked
dangerously, and pooplo, many of
whom wero greatly frightened, ran into
tho streets.
A Matter That Should
Receive the Attention
of Every Owner of a
Mineral Claim.
Qood ProBpeotlng Weather.
Tho weather has beon keeping so
line that thero havo beeu a number of
mon gone out, to tho hills prospecting.
Jumes Grunt and party roturned yesterday from a thorough search over tho
mountain across the Lardeau from
Ferguson. They did not lind anything
that thoy lh night valuable,
Service will be held in Eaglo hall
evory Sunday commencing at 3 p. m.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p. m. All
aro Invited to attend.
Sunday School every Sunday at 2
p. m. Rev. Sharp, Pastor.
Divine service will be hold every
alternate Sunday tn Eaglo hall at 3 In
the afternoon.
An invitation to attend is extended to
everybody.     B. A. Solly, Curate,
Tho following amendment, which has
beon mado to tho assessment act
through tho efforts of the executive
committeo of the Provincial Mining
association, should bo read carefully,
and will bo found interesting to holders of minoral claims:
Section 0. (Amending old section
10). "Provided, however, thut if the
ownor of any such claim shall establish, to tho satisfaction of tho assessor,
that tho sum of two hundred dollars
has boen expended upon such claim in
mining development work during tho
yoar preceding the date when tlio tax
becomes payable, then tho tax shall
not be levied In respect thereof; and in
ordor to entitle tho owner to benefit by
this provision, he must produce to the
assessor a detailed statement, showing
tho naturo of the work performed, and
the amount expended upon such elaim,
duly sworn to as truo and correct, he-
fore the assessor or a juslioo of the
peace, and this statement must bo filed
with tho assessor on pr before tho said
30th day of Juno in each and overy
year in which ho claims exemption
from the tax.
"Provided, further, that any owner
of adjoining crown granted mineral or
placer claims not exceeding eight in
number, of such claims, shall bo allowed to perform in mining development work during tho yoar preceding
tho date when tho tax becomes payable, upon any ono or moro of such adjoining claims tho full valuo, at the
rate of two hundred dollars per claim,
to entitle all of such claims to exemption in lieu of the tax, but subjoct,
however, to said owner producing to
the assessor a dotailod statement showing tho nature of thc work performed,
and tho amount expended, duly sworn
to as truo and correct, before the assessor or a justico of tho poaco, which
statement shall bo filed with the assessor on or boforo tho said 30th day of
June, In ouch and every year."
A Negro Die. of (ilaudors.
Glanders caused thc doath of Simon
Wilson a colored stableman in Newark,
N. J., a fow days ago. This is tho second case recorded there in whicli this
disease, peculiar to horses, haB attacked a hupiun being. Tho other case Is
that of Alfred Meyer, who is in tho
last stagos of tho disease. Tho doctor
who attended Wilson says tho man bo-
came ill last January with an affection
which, at tho time, was believed to be
cancer of the nose. The ailment did
not respond to the usual treatment.
Within tho last fow days tho dlsoase
spread rapidly through tho tissues of
the Bystem, mainly thOBe of the nose
and throat and tho physician caused
the patient to be sent to the hospital.
Shortly after his admission to the hospital Wilson died. Wilson was employed as hostler and general utility
man in a stable In that city, whero an
epldemio of glanders prevailed.
llulfour Saves Chamberlain.
By a dexterous and extraordinary
spooch, Mr. Balfour temporarily
smoothed ovor the difficulty in tho
British cabinet on Thursday, tho llth
inst,, and relieved Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain of any uocessity for resigning, and for the moment averted
a crisis. Mr. Balfour accomplishod
this without committing tho govornmont either to protection or free trade,
though the ell'oct of tho speoeh will bo
takon to moan that tho tariff issuo is
to bo relieved for the present. Henry
Chaplin's ameudment, whioh gave rise
to the most interesting debate ia tho
present parliament, was defeated by a
majority of 3SG votes, composed of
Unionists, Liberals and Irish tuem-
boi'3. Tho minority who supported Mr.
Chaplin's amendment wore almost all
followers of the government, while
many of tho Conservatives abstained
from voting.
It was 10:10  o'clock  at night when
Premier Balfour sprang to his feet to
reply to tho taunts of tho opposition
and appeals from his own party.   Tho
premier was loudly "cheered.   Ho had
scarcely begun to deal with Mr. Chaplin's amendmcut bofore ho was interrupted with a hurricane of applause at
the entry  of Mr.   Chamberlain,  who
had beon absent, throughout tho ovoning.   Tho colonial secretary dropped
| into his accustomed plaeo.   Tho house
|! was now packed with poors, members
j: of the house and spectators as it lias
fl not been sineo tho days oi homo rule.
j   In a whimsical vein Mr. Balfour ex-
j plained that tho only   reason that tho
corn tax was put on  was becauso tho
govornmont  wanted money,  and the
only reason it was  taken off was be-
l cause the government wanted money
j no longer.   Reverting to tho charges
rof vacillation made against hitn, tho
premier took on a tono of usual vehe
monce.   He declared that he himself,
though a believer in freo trado (which
'statement met with loud applause), did
not regard it as a fetish, and he had an
absolutely open  mind regarding tho
necessity for any alterations in a system which was founded to suit conditions of fifty years ago,   He refused
not only  to  make a statement of any
finality upon such an important question, but ho also refused to compel his
colleagues to conform] to a standard of
opinion upon which he himself had an
open mind.   He admitted that differences   of opinion   existed  within the
cabinet,   but these 'were  not serious
enough to cause tho resignation of any
Ulna Water.
High water is the cry all ovor British Columbia. Along tho Fraser floods
aro immiuent and in the Kootenay's
the rivers aro higher than have been
known since tho record year of 1804.
Trout Lake is among the towns that are
suffering though there Ib no danger
UucSts at'tho Hotel Windsor.
Registered at tho Hotel Windsor
during this week were tho following
well known gontlemon: R Wilson,
MacLeod; J. McAllister, Hamilton,
Ont.; Geo. A. Mclntyro and C. Reid,
Vanoouvor; Geo. Attwood, London,
Eng.j N. D. Phelps and E. Bonner, San
Francisco, and R. N. Riblet, Nolson,
Little Robert,
Ed Ward, O. Reed aud John McTaggart left town Tuosday morning to go
to tlie Littlo Ilobort at the head of tho
North Fork of the Lardeau to do the
annual assossment work for J. C. Kirkpatrick. Geo. Currlo took a small
pack train with supplies. Thoso aro
tho first horses to be taken beyond Circle City this year.
Ho Wanted to Make Hare,
A Spokane woman was callod home
by her mother's illness. The mother
died and tho daughter telegraphed her
husband: "Mother dead. Shall we
cremate, embalm, or bury the remains?" The husband answered: "Do
all three. Take no chances."���Low-
ory's Claim.
Conundrum Did Not Work.
Jones asked his wife: "Why is a
husband liko dough?"
He oxpected sho would givo it up,
and was going to tell her it was because a woman needs him; but sho said
becauso it was bard to get of her bands.
a Bush Fire Tuesday
Afternoon to Prevent
Town Being Burned.
A bush fire has beon smouldering for
the past threo weeks one-half mile below Ferguson and nn serious consequences were feared until the extreme
heat of the past weok dried tho brush
and fallen timber until it was like Under. A strong breeze having arisen in
tho afternoon of Tuesday, tho lire assumed large proportions and eut a wide
clear swath as it swept down upon thi
town. A large number of townsmen
took buckets, axes and saws and engaged in a fierco fight. Had action not
been taken at once there is little doubt
but that the town would now huvo beer,
but a name.
Thoi'o aro numerous littlo creeks
near tlio scene of tho lire and water
was used plentifully, but the lire was
carried from tho top of dry stubbs and
ignited tho brush 200 yards away. This
caused fires to sLart in all direction.*-.
At times tho lire would jump the wagon
road and would get a good start, but
tho mon would bo near with water anil
it would bo extinguished, but to go to
another spot. Tho hardest feature to
copo witli wns when the Humes would
leap across the prohibited lino and
caleli in a dry stump or pile of boughs.
Tho day was vory warm but many of
the men worked like trojans, and with
darkness of night came tho much
wished for rain. The lire was ehocUet'
but not extinguished.
Tho name of a plaguo stricken attendant of Dr. Milan Saohs, who died
from the plague lune 0th at tho Berlin
hospital, is Otto Marggraf. Tho isolation hospital iu which Marggraf had
boon placed has been fenced in and is
guarded by polico. Marggraf's attend-
ing physician, Dr. PHugmacher, is only
permitted to hold telephone communi
cation with tho outsido world.
Maxino Elliott's brother, Louis Dor-
mot, maioof tbo British bark Brunei,
was drowned a few weeks ago while
the vessel was en routo from Liverpool
to Melbourne. He wus a son of Captain Thomas Denv.ol, tho woll known
coasting captain, a nil a brother of Max-
ine and Gertrude Elliott, tho celebrated actresses. He was about 30 years nl
age and sailed out of San Francisco
with his father until a fow years ago.
whon ho wont into tho deep water
Owing to tho trouble experienced
with snowslidcs at Summit lako, west
of Revelstoke, last winter, the C. P. II.
havo decided on changing tho courso ol
tho track from tha south to the north
side of tho lako. Tho work involve,
construction of a milo of new track and
driving threo tunnels. Alroady tho
compauy are getting bids on the work,
a Nelson man having boon over the
ground the other day. Thc proposed
work will entirely remove the danger
from this piece of road such as was experienced last winter when the dining
car and Pullman wero thrown off the
track by a slide. It will also lesson the,
cust of maintenance in winter, as the
existing section of road required continuous work by tho rotary in bad
Ferguson merchants havo outfitted ;���
number of claim developers during tin
past week, Lardeau Bagle
Published every  Friday st Ferguson, B. c
to whom all correspondence should be mailed.
has brought in a report which is as
might have been expected, a complete vindication of Minister Strut-
ton and his associates. Such investigations usually turn out a
whitewash, especially where a member of a government is implicated.
Bubserlptlon Hatex: $2.00 per annum, ..
nny addross in Amorioa;$!,_. (or six months
-p'J.'.U a year to foreign addresses. No pay
Advertising Rates: Display ails., 11.00 per
single column inoh por month. Legal ads., 1*2
conls per (nonpiiriel) line lor Ilrst Insertion; 8
eeuts per line for each nililitional insertion.
Reading notices 10 rents per line each issue.
Ninety tiny legal notices, ,10.; sixty days, 17.50;
thirty days,";.!. No ads. accepted at less than
these rates.   No room lor rjuaok ads.
Four weekly Insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
FRIDAY. JUNE 19, 1903.
Tbe Eagle predicted a week ago
tbat the first two weeks of June
having brought exceptionally hot
weather, instead of continuous,
steady rain, as is usual during this
month, that the snow would melt
down very early. This has already
occurred and thc mountain trails are
now as free from snow as they were
the first week in July last year. It
would be well for mining men and
prospectors to make a note of this
and get to work on their properties
and take advantage of the early
season. This is the- best time to
prospect before lhe growth on the
slides an*l mountain sides gets a
start and it is also the best time to
investigate a mining property and
to develop where surface work has
to be clone.
That this is recognized was evidenced during the past week by the
number oi' parties that started operations on different properties. True,
the men did not hope to get pack
animals to the summits before July,
but those who were on hand lost no
time in making preparations and
getting out. Those who have been
up to see, say iWz trails are open
right to the head of Macdonald
creek, and that the season is from
three to four weeks in advance of
last year.
What is the matter with "fighting" Joe Martin? Is it possible
that he no longer has the cleverness
to hold thc coast politicians in awe
of himself? Surely his light is
fading, his generalship distrusted,
or he would have a trump card up
his sleeve for an emergency like the
present. How unwise it would
seem for a party to enter a contest
without a leader.
The U. B. R. E. strike has been
settled. The settlement was effected through the efforts of {he Royal
Labor commission. The terms of
settlement have been kept secret.
[Adopted nt Kevelstoke, September 13th, 1902J,
1. That this convention reaffirms tho noHcy1
nf tho party In matters of provincial roads and
i.itils; the ownership aftdvcontrol 61 ���railways
and the development of the agricultural re*
fopri-i's of the province as laid down In the
olntform-edopted in October, limo, whieh is as
lol lows;
���'To HctWcly aid in the construction of trails
throughout the undeveloped portions of the
province and the building of provincial trunk '
roads of public necessity.
"To adopt tlie principles of government ownership of railwavs in so far an the circumstances of the province will admit, and the
adoption of the principle that no bonus should
bo granted to any railway company whieh
does not give the government of the province
control of rates over lines bonused, together
witli the option of purchase.
"To actively assist liy state aid in tlie devel
opment of the agricultural resources of the
2, That in the meantime and until the rail
way policy above set forth cnn be accomplished, a general railway act bo passed, giving
freedom to construct railways under certain
approved regulations, analogous to the Bystcm
that has resulted in sucli extensive railway
construction in thc United (States, with so
much advantage to trade and commerce.
". That to encourage the mining industry,
thc taxation of metalliferous mines should be
on a basis of a purcentageon the net profits,
4. That the government ownership of tele*
phone svstcms should be brought afjout as a
lirst step in the nci)uisition of public utilities.
5. That a portion of every coal area hereafter to be disposed of should be reserved from
sale or lease, so that state owned mines may he
easily accessible, if their operation becomes
necessnry or advisable.
ii. That in the pulp land leases provision
should be made for reforesting and that steps
shoiud he taken for the general preservation of
forests by guarding against tho wasteful de.
struetion of timber.
7. jThat the legislature and government of
the province should persevere in the efforts to
secure the exclusion of Asiatic labor.
8. "That the.matter of better terms in tho
way of subsidy nnd appropriations for  the
frovlnce should he vigorously pressed upon
he Dominion government.
0. That the silver-lead industries of the
provjm-e be fostered and encouraged hy the
imposition of increased customs duties on lead
nnd lead products imported into Canada, and
that th i Conservative members of tbe Dominion House he urged to support tiny motion introduced for sucli a purpose.
10.. That ns industrial disputes almost In-
ynrinbl ������ result in great loss and injury both to
tlie j.iriics directly concerned and to'the public,- legislation should be passed lo provide
memis for anamlcable adjustment of such dis-
"pntes 1 etween employers and employees.
II. That'll isildvisnble to foster the inanu-
fai'turo a-VJie raw products of the province
within tin- province ns far as practicable by
means of tiiyatkmon tbe said raw products,
subji-et to re'.n.eof the same in whole or part
when ma;i!'.rsctured in Itritish Columbia.
After dissolution, every voter will
be required to register on the new
lists that will be prepared to comply with the redistribution act
passed a year ago. Every male
resident ot the age of 21 years, not
an alien or an Indian, who has been
a resident of the province for 6
months, and 1 month in the electoral
district, will be permitted to register and vote.
We shall be sorry if Mr. Smith
Curtis of Rossland, decides to drop
out of politics. He has been reported to have made such an announcement, but we will not believe
it for the present. Such men as
Curtis may be needed even in the
new house and the country cannot
well afford to do without his keen
ability to ferret out wrong doing.
The royal commission appointed
to inquire into the Gamey charges
against the  Ontario  government,
A t a meeting of the executive of the Provincial Conservative association, held at Vancouver, the province was divided into five divisions for organi; atlon purposes. _. The Koote-
nny-Uoundflrv division Is made up of tho following provincial-election districts: Hovel-,
stoke, Columbia, .Fernie, Cranbrook, -Ymir,
Kaslo, Slocan, Gtahd Forks, Greenwood, the
City of Jiossland, and the City of -Kelson. At
thc samo meeting the following resolutions
were adopted:
1. That conventions for nominating candidates for members of the legislative assembly
he made up of delegates chosen aa follows:
(a) in city electoral districts one delegate
for every fl fty and fraction of *fi fty votes polled
at the provincial election Mid in 1000, and if
the city is divided into wards, the proportion
of delegates for eaeh ward ahaH-J.e based on
thu vote polled In each ward at thollast municipal election. *���'-��� '��-.
<L>) fn other electoral districts, pj;e delegate
for everv tifty or fraction of lifty -Xo.es polled
nt the provincial election held In-liTO, the delegates to be apportioned to poiiiiiT places, or
as near thereto as will be fair to the .voters of
the different neighborhoods.
ii. Tiie election of delegates iSliall beat public meetings, heldatadcsigunteu contra] place
In each polling division, or in each ward in
city electoral districts, if the city is divided
into wards. At such public meetings only
those who pledge themselves to voto for the
candidate or candidates selected at thc nominating convention shall bo entitled to vote for
8, Two weeks notice shall he given of the
public meetings at which delegates are lobe
elected, and nominating conventions shall be
held in city electoral districts two days after
the day ou which delegates are elected, and in
other electoral districts'seven days after. All
nominations throughout the province to ht
mado at a designated central place in each
clectornl district, and mi the same day,
���1. All notices of the date of public meetings
for the election of delegates to nominal ing conventions, the apportionment of tlolegates, and
the place and date of nominating conventions
in tin-several clectornl disirfets shall be prepared by the members of tlie executive of the
division lu which the electoral districts are
RitUfttC, nnd Issued over the iinnii's of the president and secretary of the Provincial Conservative association.
A meeting of the provincial executive will
be held at Vancouver within a month, nud the
date for holding district nominating conventions will be then fixed.     JOHN HOUSTON,
President of tbe Provincial
Consorvatlvo Association.
Nelson,-Tune Sth, 1903,
4 Miles Below Forguson 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 nnd pack horses for hire.
WM. GLENN, Proprietor,
How's your Printing? Do you know that tlie
EAGLE 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?
After You
lor that order you aie sending away out of the
district to save a few shillings. Don't be fooled.
The EAGEE can give you satisfaction. We
carry only the first quality in office stationery, etc.
Receive Our Strict Attention.
THE EAGLE,   Ferguson, B. C.
Drugs ond Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded..
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The Townsite of-
The Pay-Roll  Centre of the
Rich   Lardeau   District.
Buy Lots Now And Get
in on the Ground Floor
The Lardeau is the richest
known mining district in British
Golumbia and the mines, particularly those about Ferguson,
contain large quan tities 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 size Buy a few lots now
before the effect of this year's
progress sends them up, may-
nap beyond your reach.
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up.
; For Further, Information* Apply to
Henry Floyd
General Agent,
Revelstoke, B.C.
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In the development of a locality and it
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newspaper the Eagle is and it Is being
supported, but it can always do with
more support. To the Eagle add a
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world and you have a satisfying combination.
The Free Press, Winnipeg, is a elty
newspaper of general excellence and
is just the kind of paper to be taken in
conjunction with the Eagle.
We will send the Eagle and the
Weekly Free Press clubbed for one
yoar to any address for $2.75.
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.
Smith <fr Co,
45 Bleary St,
����� Montreal
Will be represeuted in
Ferguson three or four
days each month. Any
orders for clothing will
receive close attention
ind we
Our representative
S. A. Scott is a
practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
or&ers for him.
Gives instruction by mail In the following subjects: Mechanical engineering,
mechanical drawing, Electrical engineer-
lng,telcgr.Lpliy, telephony, sanitarv plumbing, heating and ventilation, civil engineering, architecture, architectural drawing, sheet metal pattern drafting, lettering
and sign painting, ornamental designs,
book keeping, stenography, milling, smelting, metallurgy, hydromctallurgy, electrotherapeutics, French, German, Spanish,
Send for free catalogue,
10 per cent discount by cutting out this
ad. ana enrolling before cud of month,
"W. U. Mc DOUG ALL, Local Agent;
Nelaon, B. 0.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   .   .   .
Siturtti'il.midst scenery unrivalled for
grandeur. The most complete health
resort on the continent of North America.
Its baths cure all Nervous and Muscular diseases. Its waters heal all
Kidney, Liver and Stomach ailments,
They are a never falling remedy for
all metallic poisons, completely purifying the system,
TERMS���$16 to $18 per week, accord-
in;: io residence in Hotel or Villas.
Time Table.
Running between Arrowhead, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing October 14t.fi, 1908,' Will sail as follows,
weather permitting.
Leaving Arrowhead for Beaton and
Pomaplix, twico daily���10k and 5k.
Leaving Beaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhead, twico daily���7:15k and
I2;45k. Making closo connections
with all C. P. 1 v. Steamers and trains.
The ownors reserve the right to
change time* of -sailing* without
The Fred Robinson Lumber Oo.Ltd
3,000 .shares of G. W. Mining Co., Lardeau1
Apply by letter, A. HcQUBBH.
Calgary, Alta.
Notice tu Delinquent Co-Owner.
To S. T. fttoColt, or whomsoever he may have
transferred his interest in tho Triune Fraction Nn.;t mineral claim, situated on Urown
creek.In the Trout Lake Mining Division,
West Kootenay District of B. C.
You arc hereby noli lied that I have expend-
ed flull In ltil>ur ninl improvements upon the
above mentioned fractional mineral claim
since July tut, 1002, under the provisions of tho
Mineral Act, and if within W days from tlie
date of this notice you full or refuse Io contribute your proportion of tlie above mentioned
sum, which is now due' together with all
cost of advertising, your interest in the said
claim will become mo property of the undersigned tinder section 4 of the "Mineral Act
Amendment Aot 1900,
Dated at Fergusou, D. ('., this fith day of
April, 1908.
CO. Woodrow.
Certificate of Improvements.
Itrow Mineral Claim, situate in the Trout
Lako Mining Division of Wost Kootenay District. Where located:���Between thc North
and the South Forks of Lardeau Creek, West
Kootonay B, O,
TAKE NOTICK that I, Arthur P. Cummins,
of Ferguson, B. 0��� acting as agent for George
0,Lembke- William H. Lembke and Christian
G. Lembke, Free Miner's Certificates Nos.
B. 07107, B. 08187 and B. 07153 respectively,
Intend, sixty days from the dato hereof, to
applv \u the Mining recorder for a Certillcate
of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of tbo above claim.
And further tnke notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced before tlio
issuance of such Certillcate of Improvements.
Dated this 4th day of April, A. D. 190H.
apl 10 03 A. P. CUMMINS. P. L. B.
Headquarters for AninxyeTn, Mining
���St Mill Supplies. Hole agents in it.
C. for Morgan Crucible Co., Battersea.
England; F. W. Braun ��b Co.'s Patent
Cary Furnaces, purners, etc.; Wm. Ainsworth & Co.'i Fine Balances, etc., etc.
Including tho Fish Creek camp
and Upper Dunonn River section, compiled by A. P. Cummins, P. L. 8., and s
Shannon.}!.A., is now on dale at this
office. The ready sale of tho map is
proving all we have said for it. The
Trout Lake division is lithographed in
black, the Lardeau in red,and the Ainsworth in blue. Even atenderfoot could
take a copv of this map and find any
elaim recorded ln the three divisions.
The mountains, lakes, creeks, wagon
roads, trails, surveyed railway routes,
nnd tne location ft,1d name (by a unique
index) of every mineral claim in the
district is shown.
Ferguson, B.C.
, ..��.��..�����������*���.��������� ��� ��� ����������� ��� **-������������
LARDEAU mines, ltd.
The three claims owned by the company are tbe "Lardeau
Queen," the "Lardeau King" and the "Lardeau Prince," all abutting
end to end, through which three leads pais tbe entire length, situated at the head of Lexington creek, in the Lardeau mining division
of West Kootenay, British Columbia.
These three claims are located on the western slope of Goat Mountain, the lines being north-westerly and smith-easterly, and form one
complete portion of Mineral land of about lull 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 as to extent of ore bodies and increased values with depth.
The formation is slate and (schist, lying in an immense lime
dyke, and the cropplngs of the leads are generally topped with heavy
iron capping and quartz, which gives assays from'$8 upon 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 inches in width. The value of this oro body was $2j.(i0
on the surface, but at a depth of less than three feet it has increased
to $40.60. To tap this ore showing and tho massive lion capped
ledge close to which it lies the present tunnel was commenced and
is now In a distance of 82 feet. Another .25 feet of ciosscutting
should reach this ledgs at a depth of about 125 feet. Wben Gl feet
had been driven, an almost'solidbody of iron ore threo feet thick
was encountered in the tunnel lying against a wall oi slate. A
sample at this point assayed $77.60 in gold, 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 tho property.
A third ledge which contains the richest oro und widest surface
showing, will be reached about July 1st. This ledgo when
encountered, will be from 12 to 15 feet wide and groat results are
The property has an excellent surface showing. The averago
assays are most encouraging, considering the groat width and con-
ttnuancy of the leads across the country with such great width and
prominence ofthe surface judging from other properties in the near
vicinity, some of which are on the samo lead and have dovolopod
very rich ore bodies.
In conclusion I would say that tha Lardeau Mines are as good as
any, if not the best, in the vicinity, and I verily believo with a
nominal expenditure, they should be made dividend paying in a
short time, and I would strongly recommend extensive development
toward that end.
H. O, McClymont, M. E.
IRON BEDS a Specialty
$5 and up. t
.�����������������*������'���������.'���������������. 4-4-4+4-4 ����� ���
Goods can be furnished to any part of Lardeau on very short noIic^
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelson.
No Charge for packing  ��������������>>��**��><��.��.������>..,>,,,��������,��.
��� ��������� ���'��� ���'������������������������>��� #������"������ ���*���-���-��������� ��� ��� ��� + 4
Funeral Directors and  t
Embalmers. I
IGraduate ot Myor's Gollogo-*o! Embalming]     4
For Further information, price of stock, etc., address
B. Norbert Ouimette, oManager.
Bank of Montreal Bldg., ROSSLAND, B. C.
"Ut tha GOLD DUST twbta do your woi*."i
No Soap, Borax, Soda or Ammonia is needed with
With little water and less effort you can clean
anything about the house better, easier and
cheaper than with Soap or any other cleanser.
Once try it, you'll always buy it.
IMwYoth    Button.   St Louis. ��� Montreal.
Can attend case at Ferguson at ton     I
hours notice if advised by wire. I
���������-���>���.><.<<<����.��>����, ..���.-,-..-,�� _.
D. J. Robertson tf Co-
nelson, B. C.
Ferguson, B. C,  Opposite the Postoffice.
1, Wt
Capital Authorized, $4,000,000
Capital (paid up) - 2,023,861
Rest 2,4Sf>,28.
loronto, Ontario.
Branches in the Northwest Territories. Prcvinoos "of British Columbia, (Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
T. K. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pros, and Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chiof Inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C.   Branch���A   General   Banking   Business   Transacted.
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.
Draft* Sold availAblo in All parts of Canada,
United States nnd Europe.
St.ecial attention (riven to collections nnd
Ml nine llomls.
Everybody    Qur  Special
smokes     AND	
The Union
Thoy are all Union mado and of tho UNION     ClGAR
hest Havana Tobacco monoy can FACTORY, fl. A.
buy. Try ono and satisfy yourself _-��                   .,
ns to tlieir quality. b R o \v N,  Prop.
| Lardeau
$ Hotel
We try to give satisfaction to our   guests.
||    Laughton  Bros.
(Ji Proprietors.
.<���., o__   .A, .-��-
a    prospectors'  Exchange    |
yf ANDERSON & FULMER, Proprietors.
t -
^VU^U^^^^IfK'^K Local and General.
Alack Brown is down from the Cup
R. Ita zard returned Tuesday from a
visit to Fi-*h oreek.
K. C. Elliott, solicitor, of Trout Lako,
was ln town Saturday.
Roy Jameson roturned Tuesday evening from a visit to Camborno.
.1. Chism and .1. Hendricks started
out Wednesday to do assessment.
Mrs. 0. II. N. Wilkie returned Friday lust from u visit to Vancouver.
W. Macdonald and Mrs. Macdonald
wore visitors at Trout Luke Thursday
McKinnon ._ .Sutherland havo purchased a new delivery rig for their gen
oral store.
li. Laughton went to Camborne Monday to attend a meeting of tho liconee
Tlio Canadian Bank of Commorce
will close in Sandon at tho end of the
present month.
S. Sutherland was out on a trip to
Revelstoke in company with A. A. Mo-
Donoll this weok.
Goo. Attwood, consulting engineer
of tho Groat Western and Silvor Cup
minos. is now iu Ferguson,
.1. Verschoyle went through to the
head of Gainer crook Tuesday with one
pack horse, to do assessment.
Rev, A. K. Sharp, Methodist minister, will preach in F.uglo hall Sunday
at It o'clock.   All uro invited,
Mis.*, Marietta LaDell and Miss Francis Scott will give one of thoir famous
concerts in Eaglo hall Monday night.
A loaded wa^-on was takon Ihrough
lo the Nettle L. mino Monday, being
the lirst this year. This is earlier than
last yoar.
The lower part of tho town of Trout
Lako is Hooded. Ono cannot got to
some of tho buildings without employing a boat.
Johnnie Morgan and Walter Russell
have returned from doing assessment
for Gordon McClellan on tho Great
Northern bill.
A. McDonell of tho firm of McDon-
ell & Black, and manager of the Revelstoke hotel, was a visitor in town
Thursday lust.
Thc Winnipeg Free Press has the
following to say of Miss LaDell: "Best
elocutionist that has ever appeared on
'lit .star course.
Ole Peterson ard Jas. Livingstone
oame down Monday from tho Ruffled
Grouse, whore they havo beon developing tbat fine property.
A large number from town attended
the moonlight excursion from Trout
Lake City to Gerrard on tho steamer
Victoria Thursday last.
Tho LaDell-Scott entertainment commences at 8 p. m. sharp. Have tickets
ready. A big porcontago of tho receipts go for school purposes.
A. L. Houston returned from Rossland Monday and went through Tuesday with ono man to continue development on tlio Mohecan group on Gainer
Hugh Urown, superintendent of the
Mountain Lion Mining company, went
through to tho company's north proporty Monday to find out how soon work
can bo commoncod.
Tho hotol liconsos woro increased
this spring to $200 a year, but last wilok
tho new government at Victoria saw
lit to annul this increase and thc extra
money was returned.
McKinnon & Southorland sent a
wagon load of supplios to Eight-Mile
on Monday for thc Silver Cup mino.
Last voar, wo believe, tho first wagon
was takon through on July 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Daney returned on
Friday last from a fortnight's trip to
outside points. Mr. Danoy brought in
about 30 saddle and pack horses. Ho
has sold a number of saddle horses to
���local people.
"Miss Emily Scott was deservedly
applauded for her soprano solos. Her
voice is of beautiful character, with
great compass. She gives promise of
a vory succossul career in the future."
������Montreal Daily Witness.
Robert Hunter of the firm of Ryan
& Hunter, mining brokers, made a trip
to the summit of Silver Cup mountain
on Tuesday. He says the snow is disappearing very rapidly and pack an!-,
mals may now be taken through to the
H. A. Brown, proprietor of the Union
cigar factory, Revelstoke, was in town
Friday last on a business trip. Mr.
and Mrs. Brown will spend the remainder of the month at Halcyon
springs, whero we hope Mr. Brown
will regain his former good hoalth.
Locals With ii i'ltygtrcnk*
It pays to uso tho telephone. A trip
can often bo saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton, Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
the phone. Olllco in Cummins & Co.'s
Ordors for furniture will bo filled as
quickly and with better results nt the
wholesale and retail store of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than any
whore elso 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 tho
best corners in the residence part of
Ferguson for sale on easy lorms.
Apply to Eagle office.
Order a ping-pong sot, framed or
tinfraraed pictures, picture frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything in this lino of goods from
tho Canada Drug & Book Co., RevcF-
stoke, B. C. Mail orders attended lo
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 Goldfiolds
and Camborne meets the steamboat on
its arrival and departure.
frigid zono of Alaska or in tho torrid
zone of tho Philippines can enjoy tho
delicious llavor of Borden's Eagle
Brand Condonsed Milk in his collee,
tea or chocolate. Established in 1S57
it has stood first for forty-fivo years.
To the Public
Having to ro east for a few months 1 be*.- to
say lliat I will rotuni by tail ami re-engage in
my taxidermist business.
Taxidermist, Kevelstoke, B. C,
j Tonsorial
1 Parlors..
f. Shaving.     Shampooing,
$       Hairdresaing,      Singeing.
�� Dyeing,     Baths, hot and
���_       oold water.
^     I have the best appointed shop in the
>! Lardeau.  Open from 8 a. m, to 8 p.m.
|   ROY E. JAMIESON   .}
4 Proprietor. &
_$rz*A* z-^-iyrzjJrjyr zjr z$*r^*rz$s-_.jr7pr_��_
Wants Your Washing.
Mangling and
guaranteed to be
First Class.
Victoria   Avenue.
ited Hates of North America
thc United Ilfitlcrfl
Lubt-'l is Hf>wc(I in it.
If   ft   retailer   hns
loose labels in lifs
possession and  of-
lent to put ouo In a
hat for you, do not
patronize him.   lie
has notnny rignttonmc iooso labels.   1-oose
lnbels in retail stores are counterfeits.  Do not
listen io any explanation as to why tho hat
has  no label.   The (ieiiulno Union Label is
perforated on the four edges exactly tho same
as a postage stamp.   Counterfeits ar�� sometimes perforated on three of tho edges, and
sometimes only on two.   Keep a sharp lookout
for the counterfeits.  Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order to got rid of
tbeir Beab-made hats.    Thc John n. Stetson
Co. of Philadelphia, I'a., is non-union concern,
JOHN A. MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N. J,
U 7U7 Bedford Ave,,-Brooklyn, -N . Y.
V^-* P. L. S.
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made and Crown Grants
Office:      ���       -      Trout Lake;
Surveys of Mines, Mineral claims ana
Crown Lands. Crown Grants Obtained and Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
Offices:   Camborne anil Vancouver
Solicitor for
The Imperial Iiank
Ferguson, B. C,
OFFICE���In the Ophir Lado block.
Barristers, Solicitcrs, etc.
Ofllces: Revolstoko, Golden, and Ferguson. Solicitors for imperial Rank
of Canada
Goo. S. McCarter. J.A.Harvey.
A. M. 1'inkliam.
Barrister,   Notary Public etc.
do. ,V. le MAI8TRE & J. M. SCOTT
Barrister, Soliclter, etc.
J. if. SCOTT, A. B. L. E, B.
W. de V. lo Maistre, M, A,
-������-�� ���������������.<��->.��......._>.
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, Porlf,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand.
<*> i *���-,�����.*)..-,....��������������
Spring Clothing
Suits, Overcoats, Rain Coats, Trousers.
Also complete stock of Men's Furnishings.
We have a good supply of Borden's
Easjle   Brand   Condensed Milk.
McKinnon cfr Sutherland |
The Post Office Store
TJ A rl ���C     "flw lot of Ladies' and Cuidrcn's Hats and a variety of Hat
XIA1 O Trimmings.
CTTT'PT'Q (3o0(?  ussortn"m- of Gentlomon'8 Starched and Negligee
"O/TV-rypL!     A new lino of serviceable Prospectors* Boots And a full assort-
DVJKJlij ment of youths' shoes.
G.  B. Batho & Co.
���   &
Well lighted and heated by hot
air furnace. Tables supplied
with the best the market affords.
Rates $1.50 Per Day
JA&.  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.
Watches, Clocks and
I have high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Croscent, Street,
C. P. R. Special,
Elgin, Father Time,
Veritas and B. W.
I have Eight-Day, Gori
Strike and Nickle Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
Packing and FergusoanndPacking
Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered into for packing of Mining- Supplies,
etc., to any point in the district.
Good, prompt service, and any woi'k undertaken guaranteed.  Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson
a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.     S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel


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