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The lardeau eagle.
VOL. III. NO. 16.
82.00 A YEAR.
A New Woo of the District to
nomination by American Trusts is
J. W. Westfall and Jacob Schmidt
were in town on Saturday on their
way over to tbe Old Gold camp, where
Mr. Westfall will get things into sbape
to commence work on all three of the
properties being operated over there.
Tho supplies are already available,
they having been packed in from Ferguson last fall.
Mr. Westfall expects to see the Old
Gold company do a great deal of work
this season, and it is their intention to
place a pack train on the new Duncan
trail, as soon aB completed, and take
put a few test shipments of ore, though
not with the expectation of making a
profit, but just to acquire some definite
idea of the average value of their ore,
a large body of which was tapped late
last season. Development work will
be continued on the Guinea Gold property, located on the opposite slope to
the Old Go)d, while adjoining this
group, just over the hog's back to the
, west, work will be vigorously prosecuted on tho new find made tbere last
fall on the Primrose property.
1 Besides these companies tbere were
two or three parties who became interested in property over that way last
season, and It is only natural to suppose that they will be anxious to prove
what tbey have got this season, stock
companies having been formed in the
east during the past winter for this
purpose. But of theso tho Eaqle
knows very little at present. Somo of
the directors, however, should soon be
putting in an appearance ln tbe pay
roll centre.
Mr. Westfall's faith In the immediate futuro of this district never wavers.
He thinks that western Canadians
have at last awakened to the fact that
they must do something to foster so
valuable an Industry as we have in this
province���mining���and notes with a
degree of satisfaction that the recent
delegation from the Kootenays to Ottawa succeeded in Inducing the government to place a liberal bounty upon
lead. This, along with homo refineries,
likely to be established in the province
this season, places an entirely different aspect upon the future. We will
ba independent of the American trusts,
we will Bave the duties levied, and we
will have the huge pay roll in connection witb this vast industry expended
within our own borders. This old
world (on the Canadian sido) do move
slowly, but Mr. Westfall believes
things will he entirely dilTeront in tho
future; and lie for one in muoh pleased
with the more situe attitude assumed
by many mining men operating in tho
province, for ho lias always contended that if tlie same amount of en
ergy loft in crying "bluo ruin" was
put forth in the right direction, great
strides of commercial and social progress would be tho result. It's a business proposition, and lt had to be met
by business men in a business-like
manner. This 1b now being dono, and
it must needs result in British Columbia soon becoming one of the greatest
mineral producing sections on earth.
The additional employment of thousands of men throughout the province
as a consequence, at no distant date,
will make British Columbia a second
Montana, nnd of course the Eaolk
suggested tbat such a promising mining centra as Ferguson must become a
,      Butte.
(Apologies loMr. Pooley)
Sen I to Hinnissy, "I  seo  by the
Laudo Aigle there do bo great goln's
on ln tho Lardo this spring,"   "Yei,"
aoz be, "lets g& down." "Dono," sez
I. We left Vancouver on a Monda,
When we got to Kevelstoke a (Jhusda
mornln' we throws our blankets down
platform to wait for the Arrowhead
exprlss an' shmoke onr pipes an' enjoy
the mountain air after ridln' three
hundred miles with a carload av Chinamen. Pristntly the overland pulls out
and I slnt Hinnissy in to ax tho boss
av the station If we had time to go an'
get a drink. Back he comes an' what
do you think he sez. "Why," he soz,
soz he, "ye dam fool, the**traln's gone
long ago." "Well," sez I, never bat-
tin' an eye, "we have time enough to
get a drink now, any way." So we
meandered down street. Tho first
place we met was a cigar Btore, an' in
we goes. "Two blue label cigars, Mister," sez I. "Certainly," sez he. "I
sell more av thim than annything
else," sez he, "A pleasant man," sez
I to Hinnissy, "an one you don't meet
everyday. I remember," sez I, "the
time I bad two years ago to get one av
thim same labels. Meself and Pat
Nolan that's dead an' gone wint into a
tavern an' axed for the cigars, an' he
sets up a box with a Princh name on it
but divil a label. 'A blue label, Mister,' sez I. 'Oh, certainly,' sez ho, an1
with that he ducks down behind the
bar, an' in about two minutes up he
comes with a bluo label box an' two
cigars in lt. You see, Hinnissy, he
was a union bartender, an' he was
makin' us two union cigars."
The noxt thing that aroused Hin-
oissy's curiosity was a red box nailed
to a post on a corner. "Here's a nic-
kel-in-the-slot machine, Pat," sez he.
"No, Hinnissy, that's a fire alarm,"
sez I. "You see, it works this way,"
sez I. "If ye see Borne wan'B house on
fire," sez I, "you just take a rock an'
smash the glass, an' that will wake all
the folks in the neighborhood. Then
you make trackB for the fire hall be-
yant an' wake up tho firemen, an' one
av thim will climb the ladder in the
tower and pound the bell with a ham'
mer. You see, Hinnissy, they have a
ladder; that's so the man don't have to
61lmb a rope." "But," sez Hinnissy,
"what's the wire for, an'why don't
they work it be electricity," sez he.
"Oh, they have electricity, but that's
only to keep folk's chickens from
roostin' on it," sez I.���Patrick O'Fla-
Lardeau's  Railway Likely to be
Completed Within Five Months
Mayor Carlson of Kaslo, who has the
contract for the grading of the Canadian Pacific's Lardeau branch, and
who has been In Nelson for the past
two days sizing up the railway situation, left for home yesterday.
In an interview with a Tribune rep'
resentative mayor Carlson said be was
convinced that construction upon tho
Lardeau branch would bo commenced
at once, and that he thinks he has
good grounds for his conviction, as
was evidenced by tho fact that shortly
before he left on the Kaslo boat he
authorized tbe engagement of 50 men
at once for the work, and placed orders with several Nelson wholesale
houses for respectable bills of supplies,
In speaking of tho immediate con.
structlon, mayor Carlson said the work
would furnish employment for about
700 men, which would hold out for tho
remainder of the summer months, as It
would take fully five months to com
plete the contract. His outfit was al
ready on tho ground, nnd pending the
recent shut-down upon tho grading
contract he bad been filling in time in
fixing up Bomo portions of the roadbed
which was built during the race between the Great Northern and Canadian Pacific to secure control of the
Lardeau business.
It is rumored thut the Canadian
Smelting Works of Trail, B.C., now
the largest producers of lead bullion in
Canada, will proceed immediately with
the construction of a lead refinery. It
has not yet been decided whether
these works will be located in the
Kootenay district or on the Paolfio
coast, or at some point on the Atlantic
seaboard. There is also some talk to
the effect that Canadian capital is be'
ing raised for the purpose of erecting
white lead works tn the east,
The Latest Find is Made on the
West End of the Townsite
Prospectors Apparently Overlooking
(he Best Paying Ground
Following close upon the big gold
strike in the Fish creek camp reported
last issue, comes a remarkable discovery right within the borders of our
own town. A property, now known aB
the Gypsy group, which lies just
northwest of the saw mill, and a portion of which is on tho townsite, was
staked on pure speculation last fall by
J.C.Kirkpatrick, E. J. Ward, R. Davis,
and Jas. Anderson. They did a little
work on a small surface shewing in tbe
form of an open cut, and let it go at
that for tho soason. Hut, having
viewed the worthless looking stuff now
freely recognized as free-milling ore
and carbonates, Mr. Kirkpatrick remembered seeing jUBt such material
on the Gypsy group, and a few days
ago decided to dig up an average sample and between the owners pay for an
assay. But imagine their surprise
when S. Shannon, B. A., handed them
the assay certificate. Tho sample was
composed of quartz, slate and iron
oxide, and sized up in this way: 13.8
ozs. gold, $270.00; 1.2 ozs. Bllver, 72c,
or total values of $276.72 to tho ton.
Needless to say thore was a ripple ot
excitement in town for a few hours
and many old prospectors weru heard
to swear that they would pass nothing
over in future. "In fact," said one,
"we ought to have an assay outfit right
with us, for I'll be hanged If a man
can take anything for granted In this
The owners intend to do their assessment work and if possible get some
idea of the extent and value of the
ledge matter, which appears to he
over a hundred feot in width. If it
turns out to bo a big free-milling proposition, tbe result is easier Imagined
than written.   .
relatives for tho days outing were soon
arrayed in their holiday uttiro and
were early at the wharf to drink in the
delight of a trip on the lako and onjoy
tho beautiful lako soenery of which
tho people of British C'olumble are so
pardonably proud.���Nelson Miner.
It is a nutter of regret that some
mine managers should apparently fear
to let tho facts be known about tbe
properties In thoir charge, and that it
required an act of parliament to get
the desired information, but now that
the act has become law we trust the
minister of mines will strictly enforce
it, says the Rossland Evening World,
In due time, when the facts and figures
are obtainable, it may be possible for
the every day mining man to find out
some of the details of management-
good or the reverse���whioh are now so
jealously withheld.
R. F. Green, M. P. P., haB secured a
grant of $800 to be applied on the
upper Lardo-Duncan trail, a portion of
which was built last fall. This amount
will be sufficient to make connection
with the trail built by the Old Gold
people, and after this season a person
can vide direct from Ferguson to the
Old Gold camp, und thence on down
the Duncan river tn tlie foot of Kootenay lako if he so desired. This gives
access to a bit of new, rich, mineral
bearing country, which will be largely
prospected this season.
Messrs. G. W. Corey and R. Lyman,
mining englnoors, of Kossland, arrived
in Ferguson on Friday last, after
sponding a few clays In Trout Lako.
They are building nn office on lot 7,
block .'10, and will make this tlieir
headquarters hereafter. Both Mr.
Corey and Mr. Lyman bnvo unbounded
confidence in the possibilities of this
district, having kept an eye on it for
the past year. They will, as soon as
possible, make a prospecting trip
through tho entire camp for tho purposo of placing themselves in to:ich
with tho lay of the country and acquiring a more definite knowledge of local I
conditions governing mineralogy In
this promising portion of tho province.
Thero is probably no better field for
study and scrutiny in Canada than is
offered in the Lardoau, for nearly
overy minoral known is found hero in
ono form or other.
The first celebration of Victoria day,
and the first event of the kind since
her majesty's decease, is now a thing!
of the past. Nelson, never behind,
celebrated the day with her usual enthusiasm, and everybody except Chinamen observed the day in some form or
another. However fine the days may
be prior to the 24th of May, it is pretty
safe to say that this day will be finer
than them all. This year was no exception to the rule, and when Nelson
citizens awoke from thoir sleep to hear
the singing of the birds and find the
bright sunshine beckoning them to
participate in tbe enjoyment, of a real
spring day, the boys and girls who had
arranged with sweethearts and other
Dan. Dunbar returned from Revel
stoke on Monday last.
Victoria day was spent in peace and
quietness iu Ferguson.
F. MacBeth is tho now Molsons bank
manager at Revelstoke.
Tho Phoenix Pioneer .is now settled
in a new office, all its own.
No Rovelstoke mail reached here
Monday evening, as is ofton the case.
Who is who?
A good many mining property owners in tho camp are now doing tlieir
assessment work.
The Salvation Army and the Roman
Catholic church are having a squabble
in Nelson over the burial ot a child.
Joseph Martin is an experienced
man iu the game of politics, but ho is
too persistent in calling for a new deck.
Do not sneer at marriage because
you bave married tho wrong woman
She may not have married the right
Throo men are now nt work on the
Metropolitan group. As soon as Mr.
McCrossan returns from the coast the
force will be increased.
The following gera appears in the
Golden Era: The Lo Roi mine at Revelstoko has laid off about 130 mon as
a result of labor trouble at the North-
port smelter.
Frank Lebeau has tho job ot clearing Barclay Ci'llly's lot, nearly opposite the Eaqle olllco. Frank Is a
stump extractor from tlio less dangerous end of tho fuse.
A special meeting of the miners'
union was hold at Trout Lako last
evening, for the purposo of initiating
several now members, The membership now roaches towards ono hundred.
The annual examination of candidates for certificates of qualification to
teach in the public schools of the province will bo held, commencing on
Wednesday, July 3rd, at Victoria,
Vancouvor, Kamloops and Nolson.
Tho spring rush to the Lardeau has
commenced, and many prospectors are
already heading in the direction of the
big ledgo region. Tho promise of a
railroad this summer will give a great
impetus to prospecting and development operations, and many of the boys
who havo stayed with tho camp so long
will this year realize the objoct of
their long continued efforts among the
snowy, silvery hills of tho rich but
backward Lardeau. ���Sandon Pay-
Charles Macintosh has again interested himself in Rossland mining
property���tbo Giant mino. All thc
bosh dished up by stock speculators'
organs for the purpose of fleecing
stock holders anil causing general disquietude, was shown -up by governor
Macintosh in its true light in a recent
interview with a Spokesman-Review
representative.   Mr. Mackintosh said.
"If stories have been set- afloat to tho
effect thnt trouble is brewing, the object of the men circulating them is to
nfTect. stocks  in London and America.
"I have conversed with many miner^-
nnd am convinced tbat they were honest when assuring me that all they
wanted was harmony between capital
and labor. It is simply shameful tha'.
anyone should utilize an issue of the
kind to assist stock speculators. Ot
course, should large producing mines
suddenly shut down, capital might become nervous, witb the momories of
the War Eagle and Centre Star slumps
not yet in oblivion. But those who
hold shares in going properties, ship-
ping last week over 12,000 tons, should
exercise caution and have common
"The smelters are still in existence,
and tho oro bodies in mines like thc
Le Roi, the Josie and tbe Nickel Plate
uro larger than ever.
"Closing down does not decrease thc
capacity of smelters or tbe nre bodies
beneath mining surfaces. Let people
keep cool and be reasonable, and al!
will bo well.
I dn not believe in tho strike or
labor trouble rumors. I do not believe
tbat, the Le Roi and othor properties,
Including tbe Le Roi No. 2, ever
looked bettor, and while it may bo necessary to curtail production consequent upon rearrangement of tho
smelter business at Northport, tbis
should In no degree create distrust.
Of course some stock brokers may
take advantage of the position, but 1
would deplore the fact that dupes wero
or aro to bo found ready to drop into
the not."
What a shock this will be to tho
blue ruinites, ever eager to damn the
conntry .and its workmen, nnd always
ready and willinir to fleece the unwary
public witb theirfdammiblo stock manipulation. Stuck gambling, over capitalization, and bail management, results
in no dividends being paid. Too much
attention is paid to tho selling of stock
and not enough to actual mining operations. With crooked brokers and
mine manager! it makes noSdifl'eronco
whether a good mino pays or not. so
long as they can raise and lower stock
prices at will.
Governor Mackintosh will form a
London company to bo known as tho
Giant Mining company, limited, with
a capital of ��200,000. A working
capital of $200,000 will be placed in thc
treasury, half of which ivlll be available for tho development of tho Giant
and the balanco for the development
of other properties that may bo acquired by tho company. Ho has announced that work would be started on
the Giant next month.
Ed. Perry, a blacksmith of Rossland.
with Mrs. Porry and child, are registered at tlie Hotel Forguson. Mr.
Perry has purchased two lots and will
erect a residence, the lumber for
which is now boing supplied by thc
local sawmill. Mr. Perry also purchased J. B. Manross' lot, next to G.
B. Batho's store, last winter, wbioh he
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THE LAlt 1)15AU V.Aiil.K,
The basis of good government is
fair representation. Without fair
representation the fundamental
principle of honest government
does not prevail. And this is the
condition which the electors ot British Columbia find, themselves in
today. During the provincial session just closed we find the present
factional government wrestling
with many questions of more or
less importance; but in no way are
we led to believe that so soon as
the result of the census is known a
redistribution bill, granting the
mainland equal representation, wi
be brought forward. It is not more
representatives we want, but fair
representation at the capital. At
Ihe present time one vote cast on
lhe island is equal to eight cast in
the interior. The Eagle asks in all
earnestness, how can we expect
any measure of fairness while so
many people are practically dislran'
chised? If the island members see
fit to further tax the industries of
the Kootenays, and otherwise hamper our progress bv not becoming
alive to the situation, we must certainly take our medicine until such
times as wc arc placed upon an
equal voting basis with favored
constituencies. Take away fair
representation and the possibility
for a fair deal vanishes. Rut surely
the electors of the mainland will
not tolerate the present conditions
until the present government has
outlived iis full term, if that is possible under any circumstances.
Here wc have railways which
should be built, refineries which
should be established at once,
smelters which should be operated
by the government, fisheries which
should be taken over by the people;
a minimum wage law is wanted
without delay ; and the EAGLE
might go on enumerating important
legislation which is simply ignored
by an incapable government. And
the first and only step towards a
betterment or realization of the
items quoted above is (air representation. Without this wc are
helpless, dominated and dictated to
at leisure by thc mossback element
cf the province. All other "issues"
are but scarecrows in comparison
to equal representation. The MAN
who will formulate a party with
this non-political theme a3 his one
arid only platform, agreeing to
meet in thc house, keep in progress
ihe wheels rf government, pass a
lair redistribution bill, and then go
lo the country, is tho man that
nearly every elector on the mainland is looking for.    It comes high,
centralized in the hands ot a few.
Now is the lime for a body of capable representatives to grasp the
situation and meet it like men. Our
natural resources must be nourished by all the people, or a few
years hence will see us all in the
clutch of a Plerpont Morgan. But
who will act? On the pedestal
throne our present legislators sit,
with one hand in the treasury and
the other extending the glad hand
lo the innocent elector. And there
you are. The people who would
change this condition of affairs and
rise to the occasion are at present
"siwashed." The question is, how
long will ive stand for it?
Good wages promote good feeling between employer and employee; good feeling begets faithful
service on the part of the latter,
and that insures business success to
the former. The keynote of unionism is good wages.
Fergusonites are of the opinion
that a sidewalk extension from the
east end as far west as the Windsor
hotel would materially increase their
conveniences, .and are now taking
steps to tha*, end. The government
are very good at collecting taxes
upon Ferguson real estate, but
rather slow in returning any of it
towards imgroving local conditions,
with the result that we have no
street improvements, no sidewalks,
no fire protection ; nothing but the
privilege of donating to the govern-
ment exchequer.
WANTED.���Lot!  o"  victoria Avenue, In
blocks 1,2,3, 4,6,0 or 7,     Send  price,
terms, and particulars at once.
I mm nut it done for you at from $20 to
mo, it Improves your lots and the town, and
inrrcftses their selling value. If you own lots
hore it will pay you to dear them. Drop me a
line, giving number of lot and block, and I'll
send you estimates.
The Kootenay Mai! may be an
authority on W. C.Wells, M. P. P.,
chief commissioner of lands and
works, but its own Lardeau mining
news concerning alleged sales is
quite unreliable. The owners of
property, residents of Ferguson,
deny that the sale reported by the
Mail last issue, with a flare head,
is based on facts. When a mining
deal goes through the owners' bank
account is one of the first chronometers indicating the fact, and so
far there has been no register.
Now that the C. P. R. have decided, after getting everything in
sight as a bonus, to build into the
Trout lake valley, there is evidence to show that Jim Hill will
make a move this season up the
Duncan river valley, just across the
summit from here. If this is the
case it would mean the opening up
of an immense area of well mineralized country, and also provide a
natural outlet for many properties
already well known, at present
operated from this side. The upper
Lardo-Duncan district will some
day be equal to any mining section
in the province. All it lacks, as
has been the case here, is transportation, and the capital which
will consequently follow.
The woman with the experience
ot many years has found life to be
a very different thing from what it
seemed in her girlhood and early
womanhood. And though many
pleasant memories may cluster
around those early days, she has
little desire to go back to the immature years, for she now lives in a
world so much larger than formerly. There is still so much to enjoy.
She is not old, it no longer young.
She lias reached the prime of her
life when all her powers are or
should be at their very best. If
marriage has come to her she realizes what, a grand thing it is to be
a real home-maker, lo help upward
and onward the young lives that
may he growing up around her.
And in no more pleasant way can
she live over again the days of her
own youth than in taking a deep
interest in the work and play of her
ildren, directing and shielding
I hem as none hut a wise mother
can do. If home-making and its
cares have not come to her she has
no cause for grieving. Her life
may still be a very full one,  so
That socialism will surely be the
direct result of the centralizing
operations ot the trusts, and that
this will be just and right in view
of the impoverishment of the people
by trust methods, was calmly stated
at the April meeting of the New
York Methodiot conference, according to some of our New York
exchanges, by thc presiding elder,
Rev. Dr. Joseph Pullman. Not a
voice was raised in dissent, but
many a head was nodded in approval. Dr. Pullman made a report
showing the evil effect of trusts on
the church. Frequently, he said,
the whole- working population on
whom a church depends for support
are thrown out of employment by
the forming of a trust, which closes
down their factory. He also said
that selfishness, rather than the
people's needs, governed the actions ot industrial corporations.
After the meeting he made this
explanation: "In Newtown, Conn.,
the rubber trust gobbled up a rubber factory which supported a Methodist church, taking their works
to the flats of Jersey, where the
corporations, like ancient conquer-
ers, set their boundaries wherever
they will and disdain to regulate
output to suit the needs of the commonwealth. These new conquerers
are inspired by desire for gain only.
There will be no commonwealth
very soon. The commonwealth will
be a farcical expression if we go on
at the present rate. It will soon be
concentrated wealth, all owned by
a lew. Socialism is inevitable. It
is the industrial movement of the
world. It is the certain result of
the trust tendencies of the present."
WII.I, HIV Lot 0, In block 1. Pari
cash; balance bolore August 1st.
This lot is ou Victoria Avenue, almost oloared,
and in the buBlDoaa centre ot tlio town. A
good buy at Ihe price.
*0 S,l\ WILL BOY Lot 18, Id Block 8, a
q>AO\J corner lot. located on VietoriaAve.
west.   Par 1'iisli. balance by August 1st.
WILD BUY Lot?, In block 1, opposite 8. Shannon's assay office on
Vicorla Avenue. Halt cash, balance in sixty
days, This offer only holds Rood till June 1st.
A snan ior a business location.
4: WWl WILL BUY corner Lot 1 or 4, in
qllUU block 89. INSIDK LOTS In the same
block for sale at |76 each. Torma: ^ down, %
In ;t months, balance lu G months.
(fZinrk WILT. BUY corner Lots 11 or 14 in
q*lUU block 88. These lots are 30x100.
INSIDE LOTS iu same block for sale at 175
each. Terms: % cash.balance In 3 and fl
monthH. 10 per cent, off for cash. These lots
are admirable residential property, handy to
the proposed school, Fine small creek nearby.
Several residences already erected In adjoining
WILL BUY corner Lots 11 or 14, tn
40. s".i will buy inside lots 8, 9, 10,
12 or 13 in the same block. Usual terms. This
property is locally known as Knob hill a
bench overlooking the town. Splendid rest,
dcnttal property.  Selling readily.
i)f\ A WILL BUY Lot 1, In block 8, situate
r'M\)\} on Victoria Avenue, just west of tho
Windsor hotel. Terms: Ji down, balance in
il and ii months, or 10 per cent, off for cash.
Q>1 KA WILL BUY an ono of Lots 2,8,4, 5,
<tHOU 6, 7 or 8, in block 8, situate on Victoria avenue, north side; the only lots ou the
main street at these prices.  Usual terms.
WILL BUY Lots 9, 10,11 and 12, in
^ ��� block SI, on Walker Avenue, just
of the Windsor hotel, lot 12 being a cor*
This offer not good after June 15th.
The steel trust Is dismantling all the
small plants in the country and concentrating a'l work in a few places.
Many hundreds of towns will be ruined,
but what's the difference? Don't the
people like the syBtetn? Survival of
iho HtteBt, you know. The people in
small manuluciurltip; towns are not fit
lo survive, henco all their anguish,
See it ?���Appeal.
Office: No. 10 First Ave.
:   :   :   P. O. Box 37   :   :   :
!   :  V. & N. Phone 233   :  :
Ebtablishbd at Rossland,
i   :   :   :   :  1896 :   :   :   :   :
For further particulars apply to
Are you a paid-up
reader of the Eagle ?
Showing tho position of the I',
streams, luounta ins ami passos, ' '
waterways, evei 'y claim in tho
Trout lake mini np; district, the
trails and wagon roads, location
ot surveyed railways, aud everything which will assist an outsider tn acqua int himself with
our distriot. The production
of tbis map hiu been taken hold
of by two of the best fitted men
for the purpose in the province,
Messrs. A. P. Cummins, P.L.S.,
and S. Shannon, B. A., both having personal ai id practical knowledge of the dif itrict.
The map is to be beautifully
lithographed in tive colors and
entirely free from advertising
matter of any kind.
The urgent necessity for such ''
a complete map, probably 40-x 40 ',',
has long been felt by all persons < >
interested in this distriot; and It ; '.
is a pleasure to note that two
suoh able men have decided to fill
the bill. Tho Price, the Bame
to all, has been placed at the
sum of $1.00, prepaid to any '< '<
Address. '
If You  Wetnt one or  More I
Send your addroBs at        ���
once to :
The Lardeau Eagle :
Perg.Tison, B. O. ;
Lots Block55
upon which is located the old
bakery sliop, is now offered for
sale by the owner for
oo Cash.
For particulars apply to
8 Ferguson, B. C.
Rubber Stamps
Having secured tbe Lardeau agency for
a Hosslaml firm of rubber stamp mann
facturers, wo are uow prepared to take
orders for anything In thia line.
I am prepared to fill ordeis for V
any description  or quantity   of f$
Lumber   on the shortest notice.
I am agent for	
Sash and Doors
^ R. Davis, Prop.
fl Ferguson Saw Mill
 Sawyer Bros.' -
 Sash and Door-
and will be pleased to fill orders.
Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper Minos wanted at the EXCHANGE.
 '��� properties wanted at once *     "
_.. FREE
MILLING   GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastern  investors.
Parties having mining property For Sale are requested to send samples
of their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
All samples should be sent by express prepaid. Correspondence
solicited.  Address all communication to
P.O. IloxTOO,      NELSON, B.C.
many avenues are open to women
but the fundamental principle of at the present day. The limits and
good government is cheap at any restrictions that once hampered the
price. We are sick and tired of
the present bunch of incapables,
drawing salary at Victoria. They
are quite unequal to the progres-
hion of lhe country, and not far-
seeing enough to meet the new
cunditions arising in this trustify-
intf aKa< w''h a" our wealth being
single woman have no longer to be
combatted.    She is   free to carry
out her own plans and to take her
place   with   the   world's workers,
hitppy in thc knowledge that she is
not a superfluous being, but that
she cai be of use to others, and I
that the world has need of her.       | Rossland, b, a
Promoting op Mining: Deals and
svoik Companies a Specialty
We have connections with
mining men and capitalists
in the United Stales and
Eastern Canada, and can
find the necessary money
to work and develop meritorious silver-lead properties. If you have claims
with fine surface showing,
carrying good values,
please write to us at once
and we will find the right
party to take hold.
Yours respectfully,
' Hotel Ferguson
The bar is supplied with the best brands 0/
' Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted,
Hates 83.00;a day and upwards.
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
Hotel Lardeau
J. Laughton, Proprietor.
The man with a new Idea is a crank
���until tho idea succeeds.
The  new editor  ot   tho  Rossland
Minor can till us ranch editorial space
. and say ns tittle as any pon wielder tho
Eagle knows of.
T.A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. R. c p. & s.   [Queen's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
If .you desire to find out where your
friends uro, just go broke Tor a few
weeks aud omloavor to tap them off for
a five-spot.   Oh! that awful stare,
What have you over done towards
assisting your local newspaper to bring
the district's natural resources to tho
attentlou of tho outsido world or to
"pay tho printer"?
Too many propectors aro prone to
five tho newspaper man a long-armed
jolly about thoir properties, but a sug
gestion tbat lt takes money to pay tho
printer only ellcitates the finger.
Kind providence may help a China'
man to make his way into the Lardeau;
but on the principle that God helps
those who help themselves, Lardeau-
ites will win out, for Chinamen are
barred in this camp.
Wm. Baty: Oh! you don't pay your
old debts then; that's the way you
manage is it? But godanhell mon,
what do you do about your new debts?'
Jim Graham: "Ough! I just let them
stand until they get old too."
Never before has so much attention
been given by tho daily press to ro-
ports of industrial warfare. It will be
worse before it's better, as too many
people cannot take a tumble until they
go up against a brick wall.
"You may talk about your pay roll
as you please," sold a public spirited
suburbanite, "butour town Is all right.
Why look at our remarkably low death
rate.   That's an argumont."
"Yes, that's an argument," interrupted tho caustic pay roll centre man.
"It shows how vory few people would
caro to bo found dead there."
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B, C.
Harvey, McCarter tf Pinkham
Solicitors for Impel inl Bunk of Canada.
Goo. S, MoOarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. rinkham.
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a guarantee
that the producers thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production.
J.M.Scott, B.A���L.L.B.
Revelstoke, B. C.
Lardeau Miners'1 Union Ao.
119, W. F. ofM.
Meets every Saturday evening at 8 o'clock,
in tiie Eagle hall, Ferguson. B. C. Visiting
mom hers cordially invited.
Recording Secretary.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Service -n Eaglo hall every
Sunday at il p.m   oiinday schoolat2 p.m.
Trout Lake Clt" . Services in Forrester's
hall overy sandayat 7:80 p.m. Sunday
school at n:80 p.m.
REV. 8. J. GREEN. Pastor.
The Eagle's ozone artist has been
victimized by editor Simpson of the
Cranbrook Herald, by the assertion
that he had advertised money to loan.
This Is surely a ease of mistaken identify. Wo bave been accused of almost
everything, and called ,nainey ranging
from a gentlemuu to a horse thief
but this, brother Simpson, Is the "most
cruelest blow of all."
The Eagle Hall
now ready for parties desiring to secure
it for public purposes. For prices, etc
United flatters of North America
the United natters
nf North America.
When you are buying a FUH MAT,
Bltyor soft or stiff,
������oe tu II   llnu  the
rreuuine <.' N l o N
Label Is sewe.l in It.
If a retailor baa
loose labels \\\ hia
possession nnd of-
tori to pui ono in a
hat for you, do not
pfttromzo him. lb'
has not auy riL'iit to linvc loose labels, Lookp
labels in retail stoivs are countefioita. iu> nol
listen to any explanation as to why tbo hat
has no label. The Goutline Union Label Is
perforated on tbe four edges exactly flic saunas a postage stamp. Counterfeits are sometimes perforated on three of the c%os, and
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order Ho get rid of
their scab-made hate. Thc John H Stetson
Co, and Henry H. Roolofs & Co., both of Philadelphia, Pa., are non-union concerns,
JOHN A. MOFKITT, President,
Orange, N. J.
14 797 Bedford Ave.,Brooklyn, N.Y.
l^?;r.rr". rv kt*>    .'.���-' ������.
^t.^fj.t''-:'��.;��� ' '.,:���
Price $6 0.00
Visible Writing From Start to Finish.
Permanent Alignment. Durablo and
Thousands in use in Canada, Great
Britain, Franca, Italy, United Slates,
Mexico, etc.. Hiving entire  satisfaction.
The Williams Manufacturing Co.,
Limited, Montreal.
The Thorns on Stationery Co., Vancouver, B.C.
Packing and
Ferguson Packing and
Transfer Outfit.
Canadian Pacific
Smoke Cigars
And at all times insist on the
box bearing the blue label.
It helps manufacturers to see tho force
of paying fair and honest wages.
The Label Committee, 0. M. I. U.
Reduced   Rates East,
 May 31, June S	
that this Label is on all Clothing you buy.
Pan-American Excur-
 sions to	
June 4, 18, July 2, 16,
 Aug-. 6, 20	
Contracts entered Into for packing of Mining Supplies, oto., to any
point iu the district.
Good,   prompt  service, and  any   work  undertaken  guaranteed.
Freighting  from  Thomson's Landing to Forguson a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C. "^ff S. Daney, Proprietor.
Imperial   Limited, June
For time tables, rates and full information apply to local agouts.
J. S. CARTER,      E. J. COYLE,
D. p. A., Nelson.     A.G.P.A., Vancouver.
Whnlnaalo  Dealer   In
... Wines, Liquors and Cigars...
Tho He-it Good* Only.
Stock Large ami Complete.
Edison    Phonographs    and    Records,    Quaker
Vapor Baths.    Clothing, etc., Cleaned and Dyed.
J. W. BENNETT, Revelstoke Station, B. C.
A newspaper man who cannot stand
for the abuse and backcapplng of the
entire community, and nofi-support
from men who do thc most kicking and
the least to help their town's criterion
in the outside world, need not pitch his
tent in the Kootenays. Abuse is but
the barometer of the good a newspaper
is doing. The more^tbuse by the disgruntled the more effective has been
the work done.
Tho sketch here shown to the left is
A     no loss a personage than our
^m    own Jimmy Snell,   This is a
JBL    simp shot taken
���jgJB   by  tho   Eagle
^Bf* artist bofore the
f*W   editor let a Ave
���**^.   pound dumb bell
fall upon his toes, during a local jumping contest yesterday afternoon.    The
right hand sccno shows Mr. Snell on
his way to the Lako. I
Tho Eagle has an idea that there
will be a largo floating population vory
soon in u local health and pleasure
resort, situated amidst ravishing scenery whoro weary nnd toll-worn mortals
from the hot and crowded pay roll
contre may bask to thoir heart's content In tho light of tho Creator's must
subllmo handiwork, If the presont. hot
weather continues. Even that lfo ft.
tlagstall' may be required. Tho EAOLE
cartoonist has handed us a touching
sccno, untitled "tho closing days of tho
Hood," or "tho last grand rush for the
Hag pole," whicli wo |here produce for
tho lirst timo:
lo the Lardeau
* For Sale
Working Bond
or Lease
Promoters   ol   Logitimate   Mining
The Silver Cup, Triune, Cromwell, Lucky Jim, Nettie L.,
Maybe, Metropolitan, Old
Gold camp, and Great
Northern hill, along with
scores of properties in the
prospect stage, will make
Ferguson the biggest and
best mining town in this
Ferguson is so located at the
base of the Great Northern
hill to the north, the Nettie
L. to the east, and the
Triune-Silver Cup hill to
the south, that it at once
becomes the natural supply and pay roll centre.
The C. P. R. Lardeau branch
is now on the way, and
must soon come after Lardeau's ore. When it
reaches the ore it will
reach Ferguson.
Investigation is courted from
the many who will soon
take up their abode in the
now famous Lardeau district ��� the land of high
grade ores.
A new and complete townsite'
map   now being prepared
by A. P. Cummins, C. E.,
P. L. S.
No town in the district has
made such rapid local progress as Ferguson.
Mining men engage their crews
at Ferguson, and pay them
off in Ferguson.
Ferguson receives the pay roll
benefit from all the shipping mines.
The place where the mines are
is thc place where the
towns are.
Supply Point
for Mines,
Miners and
For prices of Lots, etc., apply to Henry
Floyd, Sole Agent, Revelstoke, B. C. aiika
The Phoenix men who were recently        >
arrested  for assisting a Chinaman to q      . rp       ���
leavo that rising city  have  been ac- Opting   1 OniCS
The Dominion house prorogued on
the 23rd.
John D. Slbbald, of Revelstoke, was
In town on Saturday.
County court at Revelstoke has been
adjourned until Juno 12th.
Arthur,Evans and Fiod Disjardinc
returned  from Ilovolstuke on Tuesday.
Messrs, McKinnon k Sutherland,
gooorcl merchants, have installed in
their office a handsome safo.
S. Shannon, B. A., left for the east
on Saturday evening. He expects to
return in about throe weeks.
W. n. Howard has completed his
assessment work on the Idle Hour
group, located on Nettie L. hill.
A man about town without a pocket
specimon of freo-tailllng ore is entirely
out of fashion these hot summer days.
The Dominion supplemental supplementary estimates brought the total
expenditures for tho next fiscal yeor
up to $00,008,540.
Jimmy Dimmick went to the Lardeau country on Monday last. Jimmy
says that this Is the year he makes his
Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., was in town
again on Saturday last. He expects to
see work commenced on the roads and
trails in a few days now.
* Special attention Is directed to
Andrew F. Rosenberger's advt. in this
iBsue. No stook to sell; straight legitimate mining properties placed.
Tbe heilth officer (or the district
has issued Instructions to policeman
Snell to see that all the back yards in
town are cleaned up and disinfected.
The slip which bas been constructed
at the shipyards here for the Lardo
wharf was taken to Its destination yesterday by tbe tug Proctor.���Nelson
* It's not too late to plant a flower
garden or sow lawn grass seed. Write
to the Canada Drug & Book Co., Revelstoke, IS. C, at once. Mail orders a
Notwithstanding that six four-horse
teams are plying between here and the
Landing, thero seems to be a constant
wail for freight in the place where the
mines are
It girls had less of a smattering of
high-Bounding knowledge, and were
better grounded in tho practical lessons
of living, it would bo infinitely better
for their future happiness.���Juno
Ladies' Home Journal.
Garden stuffs are making good headway in Ferguson. The tremendous
growth of Roxie Scott's is well nigh
doafening; enough, in fact, to keep
Roxie awako nights���keeping the
boys away from the radishes.
are now in order. I have just
received a largo assortment of
the best preparations.
Chloride of Lime
The best disinfectant known,
Prevents disease and promotes
(I.) This is to certify that the "Lardoau
Light and Power Companv, Limited," a specially incorporated Company within the moaning of Part IV. of tho " Water Clausen ConiolL
dation Aot, 1897," registered on the third day
of April, l!H)l. has submitted its undertaking to
the Lieutenant-Governor in Conned for approval, and that thc said undertaking unhewn
hy the documents and plan filed, lias been
approved, and that the sums is as follows:
To construct a dam across the south Fork of
the Lardeau River jWest Kootenay District, at
a point nine hundred feet above the junction
of thu North and South Forks of thc said river,
to acquire land as a site for a power station
and as a right of way along the line of the
intended flume, to convey lhe water by means
of the said Hume to the power house, at which
place the water is to bo used for the development of power.. That for the purpose of generating power the Company havo obtained a
record of threo hundred inches of water from
the said South Fork.
The purpose to which the power is proposed
to be devoted is to construct and maintain a
system of electric lighting, to supply any form
of power, and to furnish electric lighting and
electric power to thc Towns of Ferguson and
Trout Lake.
. (2.) And this is further to cortifv that thc
amount of capital ofthe Company which shall
he actually subscribed for the purpose of power
works within six months from the date of thia
f'ertiflcate is hereby fixed at the sum of
(3.) And this is further to certify that the
time within which the KHid undertaking and
works shall be commenced is fixed at nine
months from thc dato of this Certificate, and
tbe date when the power works shall be completed is fixed at one year and six months from
tho date hereof,
Clerk, Executive Council.
Dated this 3rd day of May, 1901.
A fine line of school books,
scribblers, writing tablets, envelopes, etc.
Tooth brushes, tooth powders
and lotions, shaving accessories,
toilet soaps, bath brushes, pro-
fiaratious for chafed hands, etc.,
n large variety.
The purest drugs obtainable and
dispensed with accuracy, night
or day.
A. F. Rankine,
Ragle Building.
"Have you got any    in  yet?"
"No, but It's down at the Landing. I
expect it in beforo the railway comes
through,'1 is a dialogue often beafd in
Ferguson thoso days.
E. W. 11. Paget, transfer agent, Revelstoke, whs in town on Monday, bavin?
spent a few days sizing up the district
just for tlie purpose of satisfying his
own curlousity. Mr. Paget had a bike
along, quite a novelty in the Lardeau,
but lie says the road is no cinder path.
Thc construction of the Lardeau
railway means an expenditure of over
a quarter of a million dollars for wages
alone. Tho bulk of this money will be
spent in Kaslo and Nelson, which will
holp to make the people of these two
towns contented and happy.���Nelson
J, H. Currie, postmaster at Trou*,
Lake anil the ruling spirit of a local
newspaper, was defeatea by D. L.
Clink in a recent school trusteo election. Mr. Ourrle wlt.hheld|this from
Ills pet shoot for a couple of weeks;
but then he Is an authority on "small
pntatoeH," us was evidenced by an
Imaginary conversation with the post
office Inspector not long ago.
On May .'list and Juno 8th agents ol
tbo Canadian Pacific railway at Kootenay common points will issuo round-
I rip tickets tu St. Paul at $60, good for
sixty days, with corresponding reductions to nil eastern points from all
stations. For tho Pan-American exhibition tickets will be sold June 4th
and 18th, July 2nd and 16th, and
August 6th and 20th to Buffalo ut 176.
Full particulars from local agents.
Said a Trout Lake family man to the
H'AGLE the other day: ''A young lady
visited my house the other evening,
nnd I fear she will never return. I was
reading a paper, and tbe conversation
rmong the members of my family and
their fair visitor turned upon snoring.
My eldest daughter said: 'If you want
io hear anyone snore, you ought to
sleep with my sister.' Then my
youngest boy opened bis mouth, and I
knew tbero waB trouble brewing. He
s��ldi 'Oh, geel tf you want to bear
anybody more, you ought to sleep witb
The following applications have been received for Liquor Licenses in lhe town of Ferguson,
B. J.,viz.:
Jftmes enmminus, Retail License. Ferguson.
Andrew GUmmlttgfl,   "        " "
John Laughton,       "        " "
Dave Ferguson,        "        " "
And  further take notice that the regular
meeting of tho Bo,u,ioI License Commissioners
will be lield in M'I.cniian's Hotel, Trout Lake
City, on Juno 15th, at 1.80 p.m. A. I). 1901.
Chief Inspoctor.
Doled at HOVOistoko, B, 0��� tills 20th day of
May, 1901.
When you reach
Trout Lake City
register at tbe
Atirahaiuson llros., rroii'ra
Good accommodation, best service, choice wines, liquors and
cigars, fire proof safe, rates
The O.K. Laundry
..^^   Corner Vickers Avenue
^****-and Queen Street,
will be ready for business on Monday, June 3rd, First class laundry
work guaranteed.   Trial solicited,
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Carpets, Floor Oils,
Linoleum, Wall Paper,
Blinds, etc. Agent for
Pianos, Sewing Machines, etc. Mail Orders
promptly  attended  to,
R. HOWSON, Furniture Dealer
and Undertaker, Revelsteke
Imperial Bank
�����������   , of Canada.
CAPITAL 12,500,000.00,
KliST *1 ,-'25,000.00.
General Bankiig Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits In Savings
Department at current rates.
a. eTphipps,
R. S. Wilson-
H. EdwardsJsf^
Deer Heads, Birds, Etc.
Mounted. Furs and Skins
Tanned and Dressed.
Third Street   ^Revelstoke
Take notice that I, tlio undersigned co-owner
with you of the Ukury mineral claim, Bttfttted
nt 1 lie hcncl'-iifirter*' of Luke creek nnd Haloy
eroek, in the Trout Luke Mining Division of
Went Kootenay) ln tlie province of British
Columbia, have performed and recorded
tlie assessment work and mado thc expenditure required to ho done and recorded on the
above mineral claim for the year IflOO, under
section 24 of tho Mineral Aet, aud thc yenr for
which work was done and expenditure made
having expired, I hereby give you notice pursuant to Boctloo 4 of tlie Minoral Ant Amendment Act, to contribute your proportion of
Buch expenditure for tho vear 1000 within
ninety days from tlio first publication hereof.
Dated at Ferguson this llth day of March,
A. D. 1901.
Per Agent, Robt. Foran.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   ,   ,
Tho most complete resort on the continent
of North America. Bttuated midst scenery
unrivalled for grandeur. Hinting, fishing
and excursions. Resident physician and
iiu'hg. In telegraphic communication with
all parts of the world. Two malls arrive and
depart everv day. Its baths cure all nervotu-
and muscular diseases its waters heal all
kidney, llvor and stomach ailments. It*
baths and waters ar�� a aura remedy against
all argentiferous potnous, TKKMB : 916 to
"'"-���fwetj^waardJnf toruldonoe In hotel
all i
T. Gallon & Co.
Ore Bags I
AND * " '
P. O. Box 217, Nelson, B. C.
Barred Plymouth Rock Eggs
(best American  strain), 911.50
per setting of 13.   Write to
H. B. E. SMYTHE, Hevelatoke, B. O.
California Wine Co.,
Limited,. Nelson, B. C.
Wines and
Agents for Calgary Beer.
Leading Store
We are now preparing for thc
season's trade.
In addition to the immense stock
of staple goods which we have on
hand, a carload of assorted Groceries
and a carload of Ogilvie's famous
Hungarian Flour are now this side
of Arrowhead, portions of which
are arriving by every freight team.
We are the miners' complete outfitters���no order too large for us.
And our prices correspond with the
silver market.
Try one of our new Stetson Hats.
Just in���all shapes and colors.
McKinnon &
The Post Offloe Store
Summer Freight now
arriving. Watch for
announcement next
issue of the Eagle.
G-eo. B. Batho & Co.
Pioneer Store
Cummins& Co
Ferguson and Ten-Mile
Ask for our ���  ���
Popular Brands:
Fenton's Choice
TJ ond I ��� ��� ���
Nation's Pride ���
Canada's Own ���
Moss Rose ��� ���
Silver Spray   ���
Manufactured by the Consumers' Tobacco Company- Limited,
successors to Wagner-Feu ton Tobacco Uo , Leamington, Out.
HTAKKKV & Co., Kelson, B.C., Agenta for the Kootenays
Sold by GKO, II. IIATIIO Si CO., Ferguson, B.C.
Mad i)
C. B. Hume & Co. I
 Wholesale and Retail	
General .Merchants
The'largest Importers In North Kootenay.
Stores at Revelstoke and Trout Lake City, B. C.
fo&W$W��M��W<5<i'J rf��-w<
Everybody    QllP   Special
smokes     AND	
The Union
Tbey are all Union mnde nnil nf tbe
best Havana Tobaoeo money nan
buy. Try one and satisfy yourself
ns to thoir quality.
Co.. Revelstoke.
Citizens of the Lardeau District
Wben you come to Revelstoke to do your shopping, remember that
Bourne Bros. '
have tho  largoBt  and  best  assorted  stock  in  North  Kootenay.
Compare our prices and see our goods before purchasing elsewhere,
Mail Orders Promptly Filled |


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