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VOL. II. NO. 10.
$2.00 A YEAR.
To tha Eleotors of British Columbia
Is Worthy of Thought.
Will Down Private Monopoly By
The Government Assuming Control, and Definite Intentions are
Presented.���The Chinaman Must
Go.���Other Popular Planks.
In appealing to the electors as the
Premier of tbe province, Hon. Joseph
Martin lays tbe following platform of
the new government before them:
1. The abolition of tbe $200 deposit
for candidates for the Legislature.
2. The bringing into .force, as soon
as arrangements can be completed, of
the Torrens Registry system.
3. The Redistribution of the constituencies on the basis of population,
allowing to sparsely populated districts
a proportionately larger representation
than to populous districts and cities.
4. Tbe enactment of an accurate
system of Government scaling of logs,
and its rigid enforcement.
fi. The i e-enactment of the disallowed Labor Regulation Act, 1890, and
also ail the statutes of 1899, containing
anti-Mongolian clauses if disallowed as
proposed by the Dominion government.
6. To take a stand in every other
possible way with a view of discouraging the spread of Oriental cheap
labor in this province.
7. To provide for official inspection
Of all buildings, machinery aud works,
with a view to compelling the adoption
of proper safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to tbe eight-bour
law the Government will continue to
"enforce the law as it stands. An immediate enquiry will be made by the
Minister of Mines into all grievances
put forward in connection with Its
operation, with �� view of bringing
about an amicable settlement, ff no
settlement is reached the principle of
the referendum will be applied and a
vote taken at tbe general election as to
whether the law shall be repealed. If
the law Is sustained by tbe vote it will
be retained upon the statute book with
Its penalty clause. If modifications
can be made removing any of the
friction brought about, without Impairing the principle of the law, they
will be adopted. If tbe vote is against
it the law will be repealed.
9. To re-establish the London
Agency of British Columbia, and to
take every effective means of bringing
before the British public the 'advantages of this province as a place for the
profitable investment of capital.
10. The retaining of the resources
of tbe province as an asset for the
benefit of tbe people, and taking effective measures to prevent the alienation
of the public domain, except to actual
settlers or for actual bona fide business
or industrial purposes, putting an end
to the practice of speculating in connection wltb the same.
11. Tbe taking of active measures
for the systematic exploration of the
12. The borrowing of money for the
purpose of providing roads, trails and
bridges, provided that in every case
tbe money necessary to pay the interest
and sinking fund In connection with
the loan shall be provided by additional taxation so as not to impair the
credit of tbe Province,
13. In connection with tho construction of Government roads and trails, to
provide by the employment of compo-
tent civil engineers and otherwise that
the Government money is expended
upon some system which will be advantageous to the general public, so that
tbe old system of providing roads as a
Bpecial favor to supporters of the Government may be entirely discontinued.
14. To keep the ordinary annual
expenditure within the ordinary annual
revenue, in order to preserve Intact the
credit of the Province, which is Its
best asset.
15. To adopt a system of government construction and operation of
railways, and Immediately to proceed
with tbe ooostruct'on of a railway on
the south side of the Fraser river,
connecting the Coast with the Kootenay district, with the understanding
that uless the other railways now constructed in the . province give fair
connections, and make equitable joint
freight abd passenger arrangements,
the province will continue this line to
the eastern boundary of the Province.
Proper connection with such Kootenay
railway to be (given to the Island of
Vancouver. With respect' to other
parts of the Province, to proceed to
give to every portion of It, railway enri-
neotion at us early a date as possible,
the railway when constructed to ho
operated by the Government through
it Commission.
16. A railwgy brldjre to hr. constructed: in connection with the Kootenay railway across the Fraser river, at
or near New Westminster, and.running
powers given over it to any railway
company applying for the same, under
proper conditions.
17. In case it is thought at any time
advisable to give a bonus to any railway company, the same to be in cash,
and not by ivay of a land grant; and
no such bonus to be granted except
upon the condition that a fair amount
of the bonds or shares of the company
be transferred to the Province, and
effective means taken to give the Province control of tho freight and pas-
sengor rates, and provision made
against such railway having any liabilities against it except actual cost.
18. To take away from the Lleuten-
ant-Governor-in-C'ouncil any powej" to
make substantive changes in the law,
confining the jurisdiction ontirely to
matters of detail in working out the
laws enacted by the Legislature.
19. The establishment of an institution within the Province for the
education of the deaf and dumb.
20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion
Act, as the reasons justifying its enact
ment no longer obtain.
21. An amicablo settlement of the
dispute with the Dominion government
us to Deadjnan's Island, Stanley Park
and other lands, and an arrangement
with Mr. Ludgato, by which, if ps-
8ibie. a sawmill industry maj' be established and carried on on Deadman's
Island, under satisfactory conditions,
protecting the interests of the public
22. Proper means of giving technical instruction to miners and prospectors.���li
The Season's Activity Has Begun
In Earnest.
Two Bridges Swept Out on Haley Creek.
Snow Nearly Gone.��� Trapping Ceased,
Louis Morigeau who has Been trapping all winter at the foot of Trout
lake, running his line of traps up
Haley creek, returned to Trout Lake
City last week, with a small catch of
martin. Mr. Morigeau reports two
Important bridges us being swept
out by a monster slide followed by a
roaring flood which took place on
Haley eroek during the last wet spell.
They need replacing, otherwise a great
deal of inconvenience to prospectors
and miners in that locality will be
caused. He says the snow is gone
enough for the railway construction
gang to go .to work if they wanted to,
as there is less snow down there at any
time than here. Mr. Morigeau speaks
very highly of that section of the
country and thinks Selkirk, a townsite
at the bottom of the lake, has great
possibilities before it, It is surrounded
by good mineral claims, there is unlimited water power, easy of access for
smelting purposes, the C.P.R. are Interested in the town and has many
attractive reasons why it should make
a rising city, with the construction of
the C.P.R. to that point, as anticipated.
Nelson Miner: Ralph Smith is said
to entertain the hope that the Labor
Party will hold the balance of power
In the next "legislature. What that
would moan, he would havo us all
understand, Is that tho fow Lobor
representatives would be in a position
to dictate terms and conditions, and
direct tho course of legislation. It is
quite possible that his prediction may
ho fulfilled. Split up into factions as
wo are, it would not be a difficult
matter to got together a few resolute
men who could compel submission to
their wishes, on pain of turning out
the ruling party and bringing in another. Such a prospect contains possibilities which should cause very serious reflection.
" Suppose all the means of supporting physical life and contributing to its
comfort were owned by all the people,
and managed for tbe good of all, instead of for selfish profit, so that every
one could perform his reasonable share
of labor and receive as compensation a
fair share of all social products and
social service, need anyone take
thought of the morrow? Would he
not know every day just how to supply
tbe needs of that day ? Would he not
be secure that should he die, bis wife
and ohildren could readily supply all
their needs ? Would not poverty and
the dread of poverty be gone ? Tbere
would be no unemployed."
Saw Mill Starting, Buildings Being
Breoted, Outside People Coming
In, Assessment and Development
Work Begun, Mining Companies
Outfitting in Lardeau's Centre.
Spring is here, terra flrma has Iiovo
in sight, sidewalks aro id use, the
hammer is going, blasting is heard in
every direction at all hours and things
generally are beginning to move,
Assessment nnd development work is
already being done on nearby claims,
outfits for more distant properties are
being procured, In fact this season Is
six weeks earlier than last. The saw
mill will be running full blast as soon
as the new boiler can be got over the
roads. Two or three dwellings are
now :n course of erection. A now barber shop and tobacco store, with a
modern bath room, is being arranged
for, a 'public hnll with a large store
beneath is to bo built, and at least two
of the local merchants and one hotel
man contemplate enlarging their
present quarters as Boon as lumber is
out. Outsiders are coming in daily.
The boat between Arrowhead and
Thomson's Landing is going to make
two round trips a day. The mail service is to be improved; the contractors
intend to bring it through the day it
reaches tbe Landing. The trunk road
from here to the Landing is to be put
in good shape at once, and everything
Is being mado ready lor tho increased
activity which will predominate in tbe
camp generally this season. Prospectors will soon strike out for the hills,
miners will find plenty of work, and
owners can reach their claims within
a few weeks. New strikes will be
made, more leads will be tapped, and
hundreds of tons of ore will be put on
the dump ready for the iron horse or
snow next winter as the case may be.
The C. P. K. will at least come to the
foot of Trout lake, thus affording an
outlet and much better, quicker and
cheaper transportation facilities.
Smelter talk is in the air, and a general air of prosperity is evident throughout the district. The Eagle is in
possession of news of a most satisfactory nature regarding mining operations
and deals which will take place as soon
as Interested eastern men arrive here
and local managers receive definite
instructions from their various com-
paules. At least three mining companies will erect offices and buildings
in Ferguson. A furniture store, a
watchmaking shop, another assay
office, a fifth large hotel, and other
things which go to make up a mining
centre, which the Eagle will not
enumerate, will be doing business here
three months hence. Those .who have
been patiently hanging on for years,
say "let 'er roll."   And roll she will.
Notes Picked Up by the "Eagle" in
Its Weekly Flight.
Assessment, Development, Survey
and Other Work is Now Being
Vigorously Proseouted.-Prospec-
tors Getting Ready for the Hills.
���A Splendid Season Ahead.
The Little Robert Group.
J. C. Kirkpatrick, accompanied by
Frank Holten, wns up at this group,
owned by himself and G. jT. Lundy of
Innisfail, Alta., and situated just
above Circle City, some 6 miles up the
north fork of the Lardeau from Ferguson, on Saturday last. Mr. Kirkpatrick says there is three feet less
snow up there now than on the 24th of
May last year. A force of men will bo
put to work in a few days on the Little
Robert to add at least 100 feet more to
the 40 foot tunnel now driven to crosscut threo good strong leads at a depth
of from 250 to 400 feet. This will be
equivilont to the assessment work on
the whole eight claims which
comprises the group. Thore may be
more extensive operations commenced
on this property if present indications
do not mistake, as there are different
parties negotiating for the"-purchase of
the entire group.
The Pontine.
Tho radical New Zealand government Is buying out the big runholders,
splitting up the land into 200 to 600
acre farms, and actually helping work-
ingtnon to raako a start by advancing
cash. These men aro their own masters, and have no neod to tako on outside work. Before'the government
took over tho Cheviot estate there
were only about 70 men employed by
the squattor as shepherds und roustabouts. Now thero are over 2,000
people living on the same land, and
they are practically tho landowners,
because the government lease of 999
years 1b the same thing as a freehold.
The workingmen are getting so independent an employer has to give way
to them in almost everything, The
country, of course, Is going to the dogs.
John Savage Of the firm of Savage
Bros., wholesale and retail dealers
In farmers' produce, oured meats, fish,
etc. and flour and feed, of Revelstoke,
was in town on Thursday afternoon
and did considerable business In his
line. He also planted a permanent
reminder that he is still doing business,
In the Eagle. Mr. Savage is a very
enthusiastic Liberal and Has every
confidence in Hon. Joseph Martin as a
leader, and Joe sure lost nothing by
his visit in this camp. Like all other
brands of politicians Mr. Savage has
no time for Kellie.
A deal went through last week
whereby a big Michigan company
acquired the Pontiac property about
tiro milos from Camborne, the new
Fish creek townsite, on a basis of a
substantial sum down in cash and the
balance In shares to the owners J.
Darrugh und others. The Pontiac is a
?old proposition from which big ussuys
have been obtained. The new owners
will start work at once as soon as supplies can be got to tbe mine.
Sliver Cup.
P. Shepherd came down from the
Cup on Saturday. There are only
four men working now. They are
crosscutting from the lowest tunnel to
catch the Cup lead. A big force may
be put on in June, so Manager
L. Dldisheim said when in town
recently. A good deal of shoe leather
is worn out between here and the
banner mine.
Nettle L.
Manager W. B. Pool went out on
Saturday to the Landing to make and
accompany another 50 ton shipment to
the Trail smelter. The vein has been
reached in the lower tunnel and the
paystreak will be tapped anytime now.
Then the full force will be put to'work
and regular shipments made.
The Union Jack.
H. Carter and L. Thompson have
gone up to Circlo City, their ranch,
having finished assessment work on
the Union Jack, to fulfil homestead
regulations and otherwise arrange
their holdiugs in that locality. They
have the ranch surveyed now.
Idle Hour Oroup.
E. M. Allum and Ed. M. Carruthors
of Revelstoke, are In tho camp this
week. Mr. Carruthers is looking after
his brother's (Dr. Carruthers) Interest
in the Idlo Hour group on Nettio L.
mountain just east of Ferguson.
Andy Ward left on Saturday'for
Trout oreek, whore ho will do assessment work on the Cashier, for Ed.
Morgan. He went preparod for big
game on the way in.
Kaslo and Spokane.
M. F. Janes has secured an eighth
interest in the Kaslo and Spokane
mineral claims, owned by G. B. McGregor, due east of the Halcyon Hot
The Maybe.
Work will  be  commenced on the
Maybe property by the Double Eagle
Mining Co. as soon as supplies can be
got up to the mine.
The Valdes.
A. Brown was up at Gainer oreek on
Friday sizing up his property, the
Valdez. He will do his assessment
work right away.
Rob Roy.
Supt. J. W. Westfall took two men
up to the Rob Roy on Friday. More
will follow in a few days.
Gold Commissioner Coursier was in
town on Thursday, having come into
the camp to ascertain tho most needed
repairs on the road between here and
the Landing. Men will be put to work
at once and tbe portion carried away
into the lake by a slide a few days ago
will be repaired. In all likelihood a
small crew will be kept on the road
steadily from now on. This is certainly
the right way to go about it. The
Eagle trusts that the department will
grant a special appropriation, so that
tbe road between hore 'and Trout lako
can be widened, new timbering 'put in
around the kopjes, and the heavy timber Jslashed on each side, so as to let
the sun in on the road. A proper
drainago systemis then lieedod throughout, and when this is done it will bo
one of tbe best mountain -roads In the
The Tribune and tho Miner at Nelson
are squabbling over Tom Taylor's
affairs in this riding, and both of them
are off side. Tom Taylor says: "I
should be explicit enough for the most
Gardening has commenced, but
there is very little done in Ferguson,
although garden stuff grows and
ripens well. A person would naturally
suppose that three cents a pound for
potutoes and six conts for vegetables
would be sufficient inducement for
some live gardener to put in an acre or
two. Fresh vegetables wouid bring
even higher prices.
The   Candid  and   Worthy   Stand
Taken by John Houston.
"I am opposed," says John Houston,
"to candidates that merely stand for
a single interest, be that interest labor
or mine owner. What British Columbia needs now is men sufficiently broad
minded to legislate for all the people
and far-seeing enough to shape legislation so that the province will get the
maximum, not the minimum, of benefit
from her great natural resources. I
have no hesitation in stating that I am
opposed to tho repeal of what is known
as the 'eight-hour' law, for the reason
that if repealed the fight would have
to be made over again, and continuous
agitation of such questions unsettle
the business of a country. Lot the
eight-hour law stand, and the question
of wages will adjust itself. I am In
favor of opening up new and undeveloped sections of the province by railways
built by the government, and I am
opposed to further grants of land and
money to private companies for building railways anywhere in the province.
In my opinion, these are the two questions that are of" most importance to
the people : tho one will tend to give
workingmen in mines a fair chance to
provo that tho eight-hour day doos not
in any wuy retard the mining industry;
and tho other would bring about the
development of resources that could
not have other effect than increase the
permanent population of tho provinco.
All other issues are of but minor importance." Do you intond to enter
politics, further interrogated the
Eagle. "I have no particular ambition to enter politics, for tho reason
that I too poor financially," replied
Mr. Houston.
There will bo no celebration hero on
the 24th of May.
Hewitt Bostock, M. P., has returned
to the province. 	
John Laughton of tbe Hotel Lardeau,
left for Revelstoke yesterday ona short
business trip.
If your name Is not on the voter's
by April 23rd, its all off with you for a
vote this year.
L. Didisheim, manager of the Silver
Cup, came in on Monday evening. He
is registered at the Windsor.
Some fine catches of mountain trout,
beauties, were mado in tho Lardoau,
just below town yesterday. More
anglers are out to-day.
C. A. Irwin has returned to the camp
after spending the winter in southern
Kootenay and the Boundary. He holds
some good property In this district,
more of which will bo heard later on.
Given By P. A. Lingren et al on tho
Pedro and Ruby Silver Groups.
The Deal Includes the New Town-
site of Linsen.���Work on an Extensive Scale Will Be Commenced
Next Month.���A Busy Season Up
Canyon Creek is Evident.
A camp which gives sonsidorable
promise of coming to tho front this
yoar i6 around Linsen, a new townsite
on tho fork of Canyon creek, sovon
miles from Selkirk at the foot of Trout
lake. On tho south fork of Canyon
creek thero aro located soveral
mineral claims, anjong  which   is  tho
consisting of night promising
claims owned by Albert: Sundin, Nei
Nelson, A. P. Morrison, Dan. Anderson, Martin Nelson and P. A. Lingron,
namely the Pedro. Black .luck, Grand
Solo, Minnie F., Silver Dollar
Fraction, Grant Falls, Bonanza Falls
and Clara.   And the
owned by Martin Nelson "and P, A.
Lingren, composed of fhreo claims,
tho Ruby ��� Silver,' Copper Peak and
Sulitelma. There Is throe'feet Of oro
in  sight on  tho' Pedro.   Assays   of
have been received, one of which wont
2106 ozs. in silver, 17 per cent, copper
apd $5 in gold. Ore from the Copper
Peak assayed 4(i7 ozs. silver, while on
the Ruby Silver there is IS inches of
test results of whioh gave 4101 to the
ton. This whole property, including
the quarter section'uf hind at the forks
of Canyon creek,'located by P. A.
Lingren for a townsite, is now
to .Tamos Itutherfood of Rossland for
4(14,000, 10 per cent, of "tho purchase
prico to be paid on August 1st. Mr.
on tho Pedro und Ruby Silver groups
in Juno. A good trail has been. bulH
from the boat landing at the foot of
the lako along up Canyon eroek to tho
claims, passing through tlie new town-
site, Linsen.
Other good prospects
in this locality arc the Lotten, .owned
by A. P. Morrison and P. A. Lindgron,
upon which an incline shaft of 84 feet
hus been sunk with good results,
assays going 161 ozs. silver, and the
Bessie, adjoining is also considered a
fair prospect, while on the Columbia,
owned by Ed. Andreen. a 91 foot
incline shaft has been sunk, ore from
which gives 167 ozs. silver and 71 por
cent. lead. The Victoria is an, adjoining property with a more than
There aro .'many others staked  which
the Eagle will nut mention until later
on when tho locality will ho visited,
but with the shewing of ore und
which this portion of tho district will
enjoy.upon completion of the C. P. R.
to the foot of the lake, we venture to
say it will be the scene of a great deal
of activity in a year's time.
Tin: new niiiiKi! or THINGS.
A Labor party will be thoroughly
organized in the Dominion, to .tako
part in tlie general elections, Government ownership and control of private
monopolies will he,, as in provincial
affairs, their mainstay plank. Tho
pooplo are ready (vv such a program
and the Labor Party will oust a good
many of the old hide-bound party men,
from which tho muss of pooplo ��� no
longer expect fair legislation on oithor
side. :
Under tho auspices of the ladies ot
Trout Lake City the I.O.O.F. of that
place wore given a pleasant surprise;
tho party taking possession of the
lodge ��room, just as tho session was
over. An impromptu program was
rendered and a social hop participated
in till 8 o'clock in the morning.
a sham, iii.azi:.
Wm. Snoli's barber shop caught fire
from a defective stovepipe last Thursday, und only for tbe strenuous efforts
of a volunteer fire brigade the whole
block east would havo beon wiped off
tbo map. Tbe roof was somewhat
damaged and tho interior received a
good wetting as it was. THK rKHGUSON feAGLE, ITOOOTON, B. C, APRIL 18, 1M0.
PafcBthtd avtrv   Wedi.��d��r inonuug; nt  Uir
Hie* of ��Bbl.(-fttion, P��rfa��on. B. C.,by
m. p. wrripiaoai.
Advtrtliliig Rat**: DispltT ids. il.Su pvr
������Iran Inch; te.00 per Inch wn��n innerts on
Ktft M|��. Le��l adf\ lot per (aotiparifl) line for
���nrtiBMrtiou; fte for each, additional inwrtion.
Ratdtaf no tie** 10c per Una wh time. Birth,
Marrtaf* and Death notices free.
flnbM-rtptlon Rat*:   By mat) or carrier, ���if.oo j ptditv
per ennam; 11.00 for elx month*.    No jmv, no '
paper; flopped at expiration.
Jeh Department: tin RaoLi Job Department
li welt equipped, and ia prepared to execute all
kindi of priming at fa
promptly attended to
kind* of pi
preaiptly t
aett order.
To Oorreapan dents:
at honeat price*.    Mall orders
J'"    (livens a trial on .roar
Tib Kauli: invite.* ror
reipoadenre on anr ���abject of interest to the
���eaeral pnblle.and dttirei a reliable regular 101-
rMpmident in every local. 17 unrounding Frrgu-
sen. The bona floe name of the writer must ar���
enmpany mannacript.
Addreaa all commonIt-ation��to���
Ferguson, B. V
WEDNESDAY,    APRIL 18,    1900.
1 carried the old Bishop a bunch of rons
this morning.
And when I handed them to him lie said,
"Wait, my daughter, there are thorns
upon them."
Tbsn ht took out his knits, laying,
"Give me one ti a time."
I witched him while he carefully cut
��w��y each thorn.
"Do you always cut off the thorns, Bishop?"
H* looked tt me with an appreciative
twinkle in the dark of his eye,
Set deep undsr the shaggy brows, and
"Yet, don't you?"
"No," I said: "I am a woman;
1 only hold my rose tight and smile,
And 1st the blood trickle, and say,
'My rote haa no thorns.'"
A Ghost story.
South of the Line, inland from far Durban,
There lies���be he or not your country
A fellow-mortal. Riddled are his bones,
But 'mid the breeze his puzzled phantom moans.
Nightly to clear Canopui���fain to know
By whom and when, the All-Earth'
Gladening Law.
Of Peact, brought in  hy Some line
Wat ruled to be inept, and set aside.
Thomas Harhv.
What appears to he something in the
nature of a revival of the old "blue
glass curt," which attracted a great
dtal of attention all over the world
tome years ago, is the new method of
treating diseases which la now being
exploited by Dr. Mouat-Bleyer of New
York. The following description is
taken from a paper recently read by
him in that city:
"Pure air, sunlight and concentrated
electric light will improve any case of
tuberculosis. | should say the btst
thing a man dying of tuberculosis can
do it to buy an old greenhouse, put some
blue glass in the roof and walk around
naked in the sunlight. But even this
treatment can bt improved upon.
'��� I was led to my electric light cure
by my experiments on animals. Then
I took men and women who had tuberculosis, and placed them in houses especially constructed with blue glass
roofs; in fact I built a solarium at Liberty, N. Y.���a great glass building,
which looks like a horticultural conservatory. My patients were drooping
plants, which I attempted to nurture.
They walked around in the rays of the
blue sunlight, and improved wonderfully .   Most of them got well.
" Then, I argued, if blue light was so
beneficial to consumptives, why not
provide it for them artificially and in
concentrated form? I procured a powerful arc-light concentrating lanttrn. Its
candle power mutt have been 10,000. I
used it on my consumptive animals,
sending its rays through blue glass.
The effect wat remarkable. The beasts
were made well much more quickly
than in blue sunlight. It was equally
beneficial to human patieuts.
" Next I dispensed with the blue
glass. Instead I caused the light to
pass through large jars filled with
chemtel fluids, which absorbed all the
light rays in the lower eid nf the spectrum, for I found that only th* blue,
the Indigo and the violet rays exert an
influence on the movement of tht pores.
" If a vessel containing a deep colored
solution of ammoniated copper oxide,
which transmits only blue or violet
rays, be piaced between the source of
light and the cultivated spores, tht
sports are setn to react, just as they
will when placed in contact with ordinary white light. On tha other hand,
they do not react at all to light which
has passed through bichroinatt of potassium solution, through the yellow
vapor of a sodium flame or through
ruby or red glass. I am able, therefore,
to control the reaction of spores under
light rays merely by interposing various tolutioni in the path of tht light.
" Now, there is no difficulty in passing
the rays through the human trunk to
the lungs. Wt know that the
cathode raya force their way through
opaque bodies that ordinarily srrtit
the transit of sunlight. Roentgen hat
told ut that, unlike sunlight, these
cathode raps do not undulatt ia wavtt,
bnt past, as it wert, backward and
forward,  To this probably js d,ne their
penetrating power So we have the
mean* of projecting the rays, witli all
their therapeutic properties, right into
the lungs of the consumptive; in other
words, it is possible to operate on his
lungs without opening his body."
Light is inimical to the dtvelopment
of the harmful organisms. The action
of light entirely destroys, the bacteria
or reduces them to a condition ot tor-
which they require months to
overcome. A 22,000 candle-power light
has been built lor the doctor with which
to treat persons suffering from tuberculosis.        	
A Wasted Sermon.
Bishop Whipple of Minnesota cell
tured a Souix chief who had permitted
his braves to kill a Chippewa and celebrate with a dance. Let him toll the
story himself:
I said, "Wabasha, you asked ino for
a school and a mission. I came to visit
you, and I ste in front of the mission
house a horriblt scalp dance. I knew
the man who was killed; he had a wife
and children; the wife is asking for her
husband; the children are asking for
thtir father. Wabasha, the Great
Spirit is angry! Rome dar he will look
Wabasha in the face and ask him for
his red brother.
The Chief was smoking, but when I
had finished he took his pipe from his
mouth, and slowly blowing a cloud of
smoke into tht air, said: " White man
go to war with his own brother; kill
more men than Wabasha can count all
his life. Great spirit look down and
say, 'Good whitemau; ht hasmy Book;
1 have good home for him by and by.
Dakota hasno Great Spirit's Book; he
goes to war, kills ont man, has a foolish
scalp dance; Great Spirit very angry
Wabasha doesn't believe it!"
���ROM     I.OWKRV'S      ItprKR     STOPK.
New Denver 1.,'dlte
The Slocan needs a coroner; bnt,
then, that cats no liquid air with tht
B. C. Government.
If all signs do not tail we will have
a hot, dry summer in the Slocan.
Our water barrel is already empty,
and not a red cow has been near il
for many moons.
A Tramp's Clothing,
Philadelphia has a tramp named Max
Shelling, who has some original ideas
upon the subject ot proper clothing,
When arrested last week, upon Police
Officer Heddleson dtvolved the duty of
searching him. First he went through
the pockets of an overcoat; then through
thostof three other coats, four vests,
and thrte pairs ot trousers. In addition
lo this Shelling defied tht heat through
the thickness ot three flannel shirts.
The search occupied over an honr.Htd-
dltson's hands going through sixty-two
pockets, which yielded three loaves of
bread, scraps of meat, one pound ot
coffee, a complete toilet set ot brush,
comb and tooth brush, but no soap; apples, blackberries and a knife which its
owner claimed to use as a razor. Da-
spite the tremendous amount of clothing
he wort, Shelling claimed that in summer lie is always cool and in winter always warm. He never undresses, always sleeping in full attire.
Liberty tor tha tplrit.
There is no satety for tht truth, or tor
anything else, tavt in absolute liberty
for each man to ste tbt truth, inttitu
tions, lawt and God for himttll, and to
speak what he sees with utter fidelity
Nothing in the universe is to wicked or
wanton at tht invasion of the citadel ol
a man's soul by any kind of force or authority. Yet who of us does not mett
threat, and who of ut does not menace
tha liberty ot our brothtr tht moment a
word it spoken that crotsei tht existing
order? Where art tht really free men-
men who are servile to no one and to
nothing, but who will ttt tbe truth lor
themselves at all hatardt and live it at
all costs? For thtm the universe exittt
and travails; lor them history toils; for
tbem tht world's disinhtrited wait and
stretch worn handt ol hops.���George D.
When Smallpox was Uommna.
In a recent address on vaccination,an
Knglish lady physician related some
curious stories illustrating the prevalence ot smallpox in Kugland just before Jenner's time. Iu advertisements
(or servants it was'cominonly stipulated
that they "mutt be of the Church ot
Knglaud and have had the smallpox.'1
The pnlice.in advertising (or the apprehension of a counterfeiter, gave as one
of the marks ot identification that tht
fugitive had "no pock holes." In a letter from a lady to her son urging him
to And a husband for his young daughter, the solicitous grandmother wrote
that the was not in favor of early marriages at a rule, but this was an exceptional case, for "Angelina has not had
the smallpox, and at any moment her
chance ol getting settled in life might
be tntirely lost Therefore, it is better
to get her married at once."
A Proposal.
Young men in search ot a model letter ot proposal may be inclined to adopt
tbe following. It wat actually written
by a young Irish farmer;���
Dear Miss,���I have been in love with
you for a long time.snd take this opportunity to inform you by letter, and
would you like to court for marriage.
It so, I would like to have you it you
are not spoke for. And if you art spoke
for, is your titttr spoke for? You and
the is both so hansom it is hard to tail
which is the handtomlt. I have got a
little farm, an' den't you think 1 am
pretty good looking 1 And if you want
me and if you don't want mt, bt ture
and antwer me vis or no.���Your loving
Paddy Murphy,"
lr speaking of the Slocan the Rossland Miner mentions it at a camp that
surrounds Rowland. Why not take
in Cape Nome, and the Transvaal?
It dots not cost any more, and would
help pad oat the article.
We do not want that curse of
Canada, party politics, introduced
into this province. What we want is
a body ot business men who will
transact the affairs ot H. C. in a
proper manner, without quarreling
or giving away our assets to their
friends or monopolists.
The Eagle says that oil costs li
cents a gallon and tells for 75 cents in
Ferguton. The Eagle It wrong. It
costs about 15 cents, and the balance
is for freight. The Eagle should get
a government railway into its precinct and not try to screech at Rockefeller. Poor Rocky! He gets it in
the solar plexus everywhere, but
still haa an ace in the hole.
and House Furnishings from
our large and well-assorted
stock is already very evident
in the Lardeau and Trout
Lake District, which means
that we are successful competitors with all comers in
price and quality. Before
you invest in our line drop us
a card for quotations. We
can save you money.
R. Howson & Co.,
All work guaranteed.
FIT; headquarters at
Ferguson, B. C. Con'
tracts entered   into for
Etc., to any point in the
District. Good, prompt
service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson a specialty.
In prompt and safe delivery of
WATCHES entrusted to me is
my claim for the Lardeau trade.
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Silverware; Gold an I Silver KUv.tto
Plating and Engraving. Keptir
departmtnt is in charge of K.N.
Doyle, an exptrt in English,
Swiss and American watch repairing. All work guaranteed.
C.P.K. Watch Inspector,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Enterprise Beer
Made by the Enterprise
Brew ing Co.,at Revelstoke
it keeping tht camp cheerful. When you want the
best insist on ENTERPRISE. All the leading
Hotels handle it.
Enterprise Brewing Co.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Sick People
It you want medicine supplied
from the purest ol Drugs and
accurately dispensed send to tht
Canada Dauo & Boox Co., Limited,
Revelatoke, B. C
Mail orders promptly attended to.
For Wedding
or Fancy Cakes
Drop a line to me, or if you
want Bread in anv quantity
let me know, and I'll quote
prices low enough tointerett
you. Our Wedding Cakt
artitt it tbe best in B. C.
Adirtss: A. N, SMITH, Revelitokt,
in the
Today the rate of interest allowed by
the hanks has shrunk to 8%, with ar
agitation on foot to still further reduce
this amount. This action is forced nu
them because of their inability to turn
over the monies deposited with them at
a sufficiently large margin to allow of
their paying more. The decrease in
interest rates is a matter ot necessity
with them, not one of choice. At the
same time it renders it necessary for a
man to lay by a much larger sum ot
money than formerly in order to obtain
the same amount of returns therefor ,and
as mortgages bear a correspondingly
lower rate the average investor is being
compelled to turn to other fields for
investment One of the few fields open
for legitimate profitable enterprise is
Mining, which has the advantage that
the riches secured through this source
arc obtained from Mother Earth and not
from one's fellow man.
1 refer, of course, to actual purchast
of Stocks and Shares, and not to the
dealings in same on Margins, which is
but a veiled form of gambilng.and very
largely responsible for the fluctuations
of the stock market.
The profits in Mining are, some good
and some abnormally large, while the
opportunity for loss is slight if proper
care be exercised. < hie plunging blindly into a font or two of water covering
a rocky bottom stands a good show of
breaking one's neck, and a "flier" in
Stocks is apt to bear similar consequences, financially. In either case
investigation will amply repay the
proposed plunger, and this 1 strongly
My business is to assist you in this.
I have made the matter a study and am
convinced that for the Investor, especially if ot small capital, a judicious investment in good safe mining stocks is
about the best thing he has to hand today.
These investments pay well.   I have
E laced money lately for clients who
avc increased their capital two, three,
four and fivefold within as many months
Do you want anything better than this?
After looking over the "pros" and
"cons" of the mining country of British
Columbia I am convinced that
offers today the best opportunity for in
vestment, as it is easily accessible from
every direction���it has splendid water
powers (in which respect the Slocan is
deficient), good timber, ample transportation by rail and water provided or
being provided, a climate in which one
can always work (some of the pi operties
1 recommend are working all winter,
night and day), good smelter facilities,
and last but not least, immense values.
These values are In Gold, Silver, Lead,
and copper, and run up into the hundreds of dollars per ton. I learn, too,
that smalter charges on Silver-Lead Ore
are tn be reduced to half the present
rates.and that an independent Company
is contemplating the erection of concentrators, which will materially advance
the Lardeau's interests.
When we see the Le Roi, the famous
Rossland Mint, turning out about 9,000
tons of ore in a month at a total value
of 1180,000.00, we find the average per
ten iB 114.50 In the Lardeau wt have
mines turning out ore netting, after all
charges are paid, upwards of t100.00 to
the ton. These properties are "bona
fide successes and stock cannot often be
picked up, but there are othsro, just as
good apparently, in which stock can be
obtained at * merely nominal figure.
The question iB often asked "Why sacrifice the stock if it is so good?" The
auswer is simple, for the Mines need
money to develop them, and then,when
they are able to ship ore in quantities
sufficient to pay Mining expenses, the
stock is withdrawn.
After all it is a very simple problem���
on one tide it is a good Mineral property, on the other is money: singly they
are of little value, together they are a
fiant in power. "Union is Strength."
ome of the very best are situated near
Circle City, at the head of the Lardeau.
Of these a few only can be mentioned
here, and that but briefly. First I
would mention the "Rob hoy" Mines,
owned and operated by the Scottish
Canadian Mining and Development
Company of British Columbia, Limited,
with offices at London, Canada; Rossland, B.C.; and London, England. This
is a very promising investment and one
that I can personally recommend, as I
have visited and carefully inspected the
property, and havo largely invested in
It mystlf. The Company are working
night and day, and have nearly 800 feet
ot tunnel work done, betides other necessary works, such as buildings.trails,
surveying, etc., etc. The Company 1b
free of debt, and the Stock is very
largely subscribed right here in London
where the Directors are best known.
Two strikes of ore have recently been
made on this propertv. The last assay
(Feb 18,1900) shows values of 9111.27.
The Treadwell property has an immense ledge of oro uncovered and it
should be one of the big things of B. C,
very shortly.
Then there is the Old Gold Quartz &
Placer Mining Co., with thtir Mines just
over the Divide from the Rob Roy
Mines. They have two large tunnels
and a splendid strike of ore made, and
this Stock should prove a splendid investment, as also should that of the
Primrose Gold Mining Company,whose
mine is opposite the Old Gold Co.'s.
The Monitor Mines, the Galena Creek
properties (just above the Rob Roy
Mines), Canadian Lardeau, the Detroit
Lardeau, the Wide West, Standard,and
Bear Creek properties, among others,
are also very promising, and full information can be obtained on application
The Monitor Mines Company deserves
special mention on account of its showing, and as being in such a remarkable
position for transportation, being just
below tho Rob Roy Mine, and
within ten minutes' walk of Circle City,
the last point of distribution for the
above and many other properties.
Primrose, Old Gold and Canadian Lardeau are exceptionally good things to
get into just now, but their stock for
subscription at present prices (like that
of the Scottish-Canadian) is limited and
but comparatively little can be obtained. These are a few of the Companies
operating in this section, and from my
advocating theseit must not be inferred
that I consider them the only good
things in existence. 1 am prepared to
buy or tell stock for clients in any Company of good repute.either in this camp
or any other, and would be pleased to
hear from any one proposing a deal in
Mining Stocks. AH communications
will be considered as strictly confidential, and anything entrusted to my
charge will be given most careful consideration.
Cable Code:        207 Dundas Street,
Western Union."   London, Canada
Telephone 1090.
Spring, 1900.
The Double Eagle
Miming & Development Co.
Capital, 11,000,000, in $1 shares.
4oo,ooo in the Treasury.
First Block of Treasury Shares now
on the market for a limited time
at 10 GENTS.
WM. r. <:<)< HHANIC.
Manstter the Cochrane Hani'.h, Limited. Marlcod.
Mansflns Director o( Th. tl.rsld, Calgary
W. B. POOL, PiwISeal Great Writ.��� Mines, Limited, Fciwison and Ravclstoke.
.1. ��. OBAHAM.
Gold Commissioner. Atlin. HG
r. w. uodsai.,
Ranr-htr, I'lncher Creek
Solicitor, Revelstoke
TV. M. BROWN, Proprietor 81 Leon Hoi Springs, Rerelstoke.
The Double Eagle Company hi.s been formed for the purpose, not only
of mining its present properties, but of acquiring promising claims and developing them to an extent that will justify their tale to English and other
companies at a profit The company already owns and has paid for in full,
the Trilby and Old Saul properties in tht) famous Flth River district, and a
three-quarto rs interest in the May Bee mine, in the Lardeau district one and
a half miles from Ferguson. Sufficient promoter's shares have been set aside
for the purchase of the remaining quarter.
The May Bee is tbe sister claim to the now famous Nettle L, which has
broken all records in British Columbia for large bodies of phenomenally
rich ore. The May Bee and Nettie L were located together in 1892 by
Mr. W. B. Pool (who has been appointed manager ot the Double Eagle Co.)
Both claims carry identically the same rich ore on tbe surface and the same
remarkable ledge runs through both, carrying high values in gold, copper,
silver and lead. The promoters have already spent $4,000 in developing
the May Bee, withexcellent results, and in order to place tbe mine quickly
on a shipping basis tht company now offers tbe public tbe opportunity of investing to a limited extent in fully paid and non-assessable treasury shares
(par value tl) at 10 cents each,
Shares will he sold in blocks of 100
and upwards.
The company raaerna the right toiwlthdraw the sale of shares from the market si in? lime
without notice.      Applications ma; be sent lo the Secretary,
A. H. HOLDICH, Revelstoke.
OrteJHO, *��� tobno, RtraMBlttk, Vulgar?,
Reasons why
The Eagle is in
the District
Ferguson (its nest) is
not a "boom" town, or
boomerang; but a steady
growing mining camp
since the season of W.
Its unique geographical
position it by sheer force
making it the commercial and social centre ol
Golden Lardeau.
it is titiated at tht
point where the watert
of the north and south
forkn of the Upper Lardeau River meet, it
beautifully located on a
spacious flat on the side
of a mountain, which
affords the only possible
location for a townsite
fpr many miles in any
direction. Planted as It
is at the forks of tha
river, it commands the
traffic of the mining
camps on both the north
and south branches of
the river.
At least 20 mines are
ready to ship ore as soon
as the railway furnishes
transportation in the
vicinity. The railway
experts have been quick
to perceive the natural
advantages which its
geographical position
has conferral upon Ferguson.
Both the G. P. R.
and Kaslo, Lardeau
& Duncan Ry have
roads surveyed into
Thus making the place
ai competing point and
insuring its future as an
'mPO,r.t��n' railway and
distributing centre.
Taking this fact into
consideration and remembering that at tola
as ever tht cars reach
Ferguson there will it,
on a conservative estimate, 25 or 80 mines
of a'grade whichli a
land of high-grade tilver
ore, there it no reason
for doubt at to Ferguson s future  prospects
The pay-roll of the
mints tributary to Ferguson will.within a very
short while of the advent
of the iron horse, begin
to run away up into the
. At present the following concerns aro doing
business ih Forguson:
A saw-mill, three general stores, (which tup-
ply even tht mining
companies operating in
the district, which speaks
volumes for their jut
prices), four flrst-clatt
hotels, (and two more to
follow), two livery, feed
and sale stables (good
outfits for all purposes),
an assay office, a blacksmith shop, a newspaper,
a private school, (a public school to be established at once), a money
order office, ore and supply houses.
All three store Arms
purpose enlarging their
space and stock in the
A town hall, Hre hall
and several residences
are to be erected at soon
as lumber is available.
Several owners of partially developed properties adjacent to the
town intend moving
their families to Ferguson ip the spring, and
will then devote their
whole; time to opening
up their properties.
Three mining companies, now working full
forces on high-grade
propositions, which are
shipping ore right along,
will make thtir headquarters and offices at
Ferguson at ones.
Ferguson will be- a
smelting and railway
How to reach
this promising camp.
Ferguson lied about 54 miles southeast of Revelstoke and tbt main
line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is approached at present
by taking the Arrowhead branch
at Revelstoke to Arrowhead, 28
miles, thence by steamboat up the
northeast arm of Arrow Lake to
Thomson's Landing, 10 miles, and
from the Landing to Ferguson, a
distance of 16 miles, over the government wagon road by ttage,
team or horseback.
Soon, however, these conditions
of travel will be changed very much
for the better.
Railroad surveys hold out a promise of being able to reach Forgntou
either from the touth or north comfortably in Pullman cars.
The district it well worth teting
and will stand Investigation. TBE FERGUSON EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, APRIL 18, 1900.
New Denver Ledge.
Everything conceivable Is being
don* by capital to prove tbat the
eight-hour law is detrimental to tbe
mining interests of the province.
The newspapers of the mining district* which have the courage to express their convictions, are being
coerced at every turn by parties
working in the interests of capital,
tbe aim being to force all newspapers
into line to demand the repeal of tbe
eight-hour law. The attempt will
fail because of two reasons. In tlie
first place the newspapers that have
any influence will not submit to
coercion, and those that are decrying
the law and abusing tbe mine workers are of no Influence and their
efforts can have no effect; secondly,
if it were possible to repeal the law,
the mine workers and the laboring
men generally of the province would
combine to have tbe law patted again,
and tbe troubles of the past year
would be renewed. It is therefore
to the interest of all to leave the
question alone and allow the question
of wages to be adjusted by the man
agers and mine workers.
In this connection, the claim is
made by Paul Johnson, who is working in the interest of the mine owners,
that the miners of B. C. are drawing
higher wages than mine workers in
any other section of America. Hr.
Johnson recently made a trip through
the low-grade camps in Utah and
Eastern Nevada, where the conditions
are not at all similar to those that prevail in British Columbia. Hr. John
son received most of his information
on the subject of wages from Mr. Ox
nam, general superintendent otthe
mines owned by Captain DoLamar
in the several states in the union. To
the Nelson Tribune Mr. Johnson
said that the DeLamar company
employs about 2,000 men in its mines
���nd reduction works. The average
wage to miners paid by the company
in California, was $2.20 per day, with
a charge ot $19 per month for board.
In Leadville, Colo., tbe company paid
$2.50 to $3 per labour shift, $3 in
wet places and $2.50 in dry places.
It the state of Nevada the DeLamar
company paid $3 a shift, with a
'charge of $24 a month for board. In
Arizona the company paid $3 and
$3.60 lor 10 hours' work, with a
charge of $26 a month for board. In
the state of Utah, where an eight-
hour law is in force, the company
paid $2.50 per day.
The DeLamar company is opposed
to the eight-hour law in Utah. Mr.
DeLamar threatened to leave the
state If the law was passed, but be
didn't. The rate of wages paid in
Utah, where living is on an average
22 per cent, less than in this province,
ranges from $2 to f3 per day for eight
hours. The claim is made by Mr.
Oxnam that the eight-hour law in
Utah has tended to demoralize the
men; that tbey spent more time in
saloons than when working 10 hours
and tbat they were lacking in ambition. In this connection it can be
staled that R. C. Chambers of Salt
Lake, Utah, who has been superintendent of the Ontario and Daly
mines at Park City, in tbat state, for
over 20 years, says that he would
not return to tbe 10-hour system now
that he has given the eight-hour day
��fair trial. He says that the men
take more interest in their work;
that they are better morally, mentally and physically.
The assertion is often made that
the silver question died in 1896 with
W. J. Bryan as presidential candidate. Four years have elapsed since
then and the "corpse" ii still kicking.
In fact, it is livelier today than it
was then, and it all signs do not fail,
and Mr. Bryan is permitted to live
until the date of election and Inauguration of the nexi president of the
United States, he will ascend the
White House steps with tbe silver
question under his arm. Mr. Bryan
is sure of nomination for the presi
dency by the people. His platform
will be identical with that of 1896,
demanding primarily the rehabilitation of silver as a standard money.
The campaign will be a repetition of
that of 1896, on a more extensive
scale���boodle vs. ballots. There
is no doubt that the vast majority of
the American people favor Mr.
Bryan and his policy. But there are
all the obstacles that a billion dollar
campaign fond can pay for to be overcome by tbe people before they can
place their staudard bearer in the
presidential chair.
Recently Mr. Bryan made a tour
ot the western states. In bis speech
at Spokane the distinguished orator
gave a very clear statement of his
policy. On the money question he
said, in part: "When the gold standard is complete the silver dollar will
not be a legal tender. When the
gold standard is complete gold alone
will be legal tender, and every dollar of the twenty or thirty billions of
debt will be payable in gold alone.
The money question is not settled.
We shall continue to light for the immediate restitution of the free and
unlimited coinage of gold and silver
at tbe present legal ratio of 16 to 1,
without waiting for the aid or content
of anv other nation on earth."
Speaking on the bill to retire the
greenbacks and place in the hands of
tbe national banks the control of the
paper money issue, Mr. Bryan made
this striking reference: ''We are to
have an elastic currency, with the
banks holding both ends of the elastic. They will expend it whenever
they want to; they will contract it
whenever they will; and we will
never know whether we are going to
have much money or little money;
but we will always know that we
will have just as much as the bankers think is good for us. Not only
does tbat bill organize a paper money
trust, but it provides for a gross discrimination between the ordinary
man and the national bank. Under
tbat new law, it the ordinary man
wants to buy a bond be rakes together
the money, buys the bond, is out the
use of the money and gets the interest
on tbe bond. But under that law a
national bank can buy the same
bond, take it to the treasury department, deposit, it and get back the face
value of ihe bond In bank notes.
Thus he gets his money back and
draws interest besides."
Rumor has it that Cape Nome is a
fake boomed to help out steamship
Don't wait
for Lumber
We have on hand at the
lowest prices in the country	
Bough and Dressed
Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Sash, Doers, Mouldings, Etc
Call on us or wiite for our
quotations. Special orders
promptly filled	
Kootenay Lumber Oo., Ltd.
Comaplix, B. C.
Mail Order
We especially cater to
Postal Orders.
Chemists, Druggists and Stationers,
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a
guarantee that the producers
thereof receive a fair rate of
wages for its production.
to all points in the
District. Light
rigt for quick tript
provided. Saddle
horses at all stables.
The traveling public accommodated at
anytime of the day
or night. For any
further particulars,
freighting rates, etc.
The Pioneer
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Thomsons Landing,
Trout Lake City,
Ten Mile.
Craig & Hillman,
And at all times insist on the
box bearing thi blue label
It helps manufacturers to see tbe
force of paying fair and honest wages
Nelson Tioab. Makers' Union,
Rossland, Nelson, Sandon, Revelstoke, Greenwood, Grand Forks
and Vancouver.
Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Tmir, Kaslo, Sandon, New Denver, Silverton,
Cascade City, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix, Midway,
Camp McKinnev, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Vancouver
Beat Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Finely Equipped Bar
Refitted and Refurnished
Beit Cuisine Servict
Leaves Comaplix for Thomson's Landing at 8 a. m. Leaves Thomson's Landing for Arrowhead at 8:80 a. m.
Returning leaves Arrowhead for
Thomson's Landing at 2:30 p. m.
Leaves Thomson's Landing for Comaplix
at 4 p. m.
Kootenay Lumber Company,
Comaplix, B.C.
Royal Seal,
ReotcRay Belle,
Little Gem Gigars
~p3����By the����a^-
Nelson, B. G.
See that the Blue Label is en each box.
Best $2.00 a Day House
in the Lardeau District.
J. LAUGHTON, proprietor.
Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.      Neatly furnished, well-lighted and
Hested Rooms.    Conveniently situated on Victoria Ave.
MRS. S. O'CONNOR, Proprietress.
Fengtisoi?, B. 0.
Every convenience for the comfort of Guests.      The btst equipped hotel in
the Lardeau District.      Rates from 12.00 to 18.50 per day.
The Bar is supplied with the best brands of Wines,  Liquors  and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men.
FERGUSON BROS., Proprietors.
Operating Kaslo t'Slocai. Railway,
International Navigation k Trading
Schedule of Time-Paclflc Standard Time
Effective Feb. 1st, 1800,
Kaalo & Slocan Railway
Passenger train for Sandon and Way stations
learee Kaslo at 8 a.m. dally; returning, leaves
Sandon at 1.15 p.m.. arrivii g at Kaslo at S.55 p.m
International Navigation * Trading Co
Operating on Kootenay Lake and River.
88. tKTMIf ationil leaves Kaalo for Kelson
at 6 a.m dally, except Sunday: returning, leaves
Nelson at 4.S0 n.m., calling at Balfour. Pilot Bay
Alnsworth and all way points: connects with 8.
F. It N. train to and from Sp'.kane at Five Mile
Lardo-Duncan Division.
Steamer Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and
Argenta at Mo p.m. Wednesdays.
Steamers call at principal landings In both directions, and at other points when signalled.
Tickets nold ro all points In Canada and the
United States.
To ascertain rates nnd full Information, ad*
Manager. Kaslo, B.C
Letter Pads
A fine assortment of Letter
Pads now in Stock.
The only direct route from
Kootenay Conntry to
all points East & West
First-class Sleepert on all trains from
Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.
Tourist Cars pass Rerektokt Dsily
for St. Paul; Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto; Thursdays for
Montreal and Boston. Same ears
pats Medicine Hat one day later.
Daily train to Arrowhead from Revelstoke on main line. Daily steamer connecting for all Kootenay
points and Crows Nest branch.
For Boundary country ria Ronton,
leare Arrowhead daily except
For rates and fill information address nearest local agent or���
Am Arrowhisd. Agt Rmlrtok*.
W. P. Aat.rs.a. B. J. OOTLB,
T. P. A., Hetoon. A O. T. Aft, Vumnr
The Centre of the
The Sandon of the Lardeau. The destination of both the Canadian Pacific and Kaslo A Lardo-Duncan Railways, which will provide the long-looked-for
transportation for ore to places of treatment. High Grade Ores, silver, lead and gold, now being shipped, even under present conditions, at a handsome profit
by a few companies operating. Conveniently situated on an ideal bench at the forks of the North and South Lardeau. All the roads from the many developing
claims and working mines lead to Ferguson. Plenty of timber and abundant water power.        Capitalists come straight through to Ferguson, put up at the com
fortable hotels and from there walk to personally inspect prospective purchases.      The miners come down the hill into Ferguson to get their supplies.
Over 100 men now working underground and many more will be in a short time. The highest wages paid to miners in the Lardeau or Trout Lake Mining
Divisions.    Blest with practical men, bonafide mining companies.      Plenty of room for legitimate investment.
Lots in Ferguson are going steadily through the quietest time of year. Ferguson is the natural and commercial centre of the Lardeau and will be the
headquarters for wholesale houses, corporations and banking institutions.        The mines' direct supply point.
The starting point for all mining operations on the North and South Forks of the Lardeau River.      Ferguson is well represented with business houses, hotels, etc
and many have purchased lots with a view to establishing businesses of various kinds as soon as the coming season properly opens up.
gardening.      Special inducements offered and a splendid field and opportunity for manufacturers.
An A.1 location for market
For further information, apply to���
W. N. Brayton,
Henry Floyd,
Oeneral Agent.
Local Agent.
Keep your eye on Ferguson.
There is a potato aud egg famine in
Frank Appoaooste, "Kamloops," is
in town.
Dominion general eloctiona will be
held in Juno.
* Bill of sale forms for salo at  the
Eagle offloe.
The provi neial elections date has been
set for June 9th.
Ten-Mile is to be Burveyed and given
a new name next month.
C. R. Scott has his hew dwelling
house on Lome avenue closed in,
The Eagle will he enlarged to ft
seven-column sheet on May 10th,
A money order office has boon opened at tho Halcyon Hot Springs.
A miners' union is being organized
at Kimberiey in East Kootenay.
Jno. Morgan left for outside points
for a few days yesterday morning.
G. Forddred, boot and shoe maker at
Trout Lake City, was in town on Sunday.
.1. E. Pleming preached an Easter
sermon in Laughton's hall on Sunday
Slashing on Walker avenue has been
completed and the timber is now being
burned off.
Sir Charles Tupper voted with the
Liberals against the Kettle river
railway bill.
A branch of the Canadian Socialist
League will be organized in Ferguson
next month.
* Burdock and Sarsaparilla Compound, the best spring medicine, "octs.
a bottlo at Abey's.
S. F. W. Gainer, watchmaker, and
D. McCarthy, builder, of Revolstoke,
will bo in in a few days.
Fresh eggs, when obtainable, sell
readily here at 50 cents a dozen.
Whore's all the hennery mon?
Rev. & J. Thompson, of Revelstoke,
will be in Trout Lake City on Wednesday to give a lecture on Tennyson.
* When you need letter pads drop
in and see tho Eagle's stock, and got
prices. A good assortment just
There was-the usual talk of procuring some means of fire protection for
this burg, after the fire on Thursday.
But it's all blown over now.
D. I. Kennedy, Moore Howo, S. H.
Cross, T. Pearson and James M, Campbell all of Comaplix went down to tho
Halcyon Hot Spring Springs last woek.
Mathew Pettipieee will bring a
carload of a 1 horses into the Lardeau
next month, to establish a livery, feed
and sale stable, possibly at Circle
A concert in aid of tho fire brigade
was givon by the Trout Lake litorary
and dramatic society thero on Monday
evening last. Ferguson was well represented.
Morry Pettipieee, who has the
extinguished honor of being the first
and only pi assasinator on the Eagle,
returned from a weeks' visit to Revelstoke on Sunday.
A Labor Party convention at
Revelstoke is talked of, in which leading labor leaders of the province will
take part. Their action and choice will
bo watched for with interest.
An Eagle representative will start
to-morrow for a few days sojourn up
tho north fork. Being unable to
secure a pair of yellow leggings he
cannot act in the capacity of an "expert."
* If your watch is out of order,
leave it with Alec. Cummins, who will
forward it to J. Guy Barber, who now
has an expert watchmaker, R. N.
DojHc, in charge of that department at
Walter nnd Gretchen Clink have
collected about 818 for the Ton Cent
Fund, opened up by the Montreal Star,
to be applied to relieving tho widows
and orphans nf Canadians killed in
the Transvaal war���Topic.
Wm. McAdams, of the Sandon; Pay-
streak, is not consistent. He warns
Bob Nesbit of tho errors of telling the
truth in a newspaper, and in the same
issue sizes up the likely candidates in
that riding in a most life-like manner.
Correspondence is now passing
between local miners and Provincial
Organizer Wilks of Nelson, preparatory to an official visit' for the purpose
of organizing and securing a local
charter of the Western Federation of.
Miners in Ferguson, some time next
No freight teams here for over a
week. The roads are broken up and
wagons will bo generally in use hereafter. There must be 100 tons of
freight ready for the transportation
companies. Tho season opening so
early has created a big demand for the j
merchandise. .   j
Ail eye,; we lixoil on tin* Liu'dea.:-
l( Little grains of truth scattered hove
and thero
Make the people think and the politicians swear."
The EAQLE would au^gest that the
Dominion's surplus be invested in C.
P. R. stock at once. And keep buying
A Urge stock of assorted Wall
I'apcrs, embossed mid Ingrain,
with border and collinga to
match, now selling at a very
low figure.
House Painting
and Decorating
A law just passed i n Norway makes
girls ineligible lor matrimony unless
they can show certificates of skill in
cooking, knitting and spinning.
Government ownership of railways
woujd. wipe out the mail department
deficit in Canada, ensure (air wages io
employees and give usone cent postage
Out of 52 countries, 42 have public
railways, while 20 have private ones.
Twenty-one have public railways only,
whilo but nine have only privately,
owned roads.
You can ride 2,000 miles on the
Russian railways for 86.00. You can
ride 120 miles for $0.00 in British Columbia. Government ownership won't
Work(?).   The it won't.
We have been for a long time trying
to make people prosperous by making
them temperatu. It is time to make
them temperate by making them
prosperous.���Frances Willard.
The present banking system in vogue
in Canada is a curse to the people.
The government should be its own
bank, and make itB own money
Lowery's New Denver mint will do.
The Topic says that mudalinging i~
bound to disgust readers sooner or
later. With the Topic the Eagle
agrees, for our circulation, we venture
to say, is more in Trout Lake City
than the Topic has raked up there in
throo long years.
Tho receipts from government-owned
railroads, express, telegraph and telephones pay all the federal government
expenses of New Zealand, besides interest on the investment and a sinking
fund to meet construction bonds. Oh
Canada!   Fair Canada ?
The man in this province who fails
to work for the government ownership
of monopolies and public utilities, and
tho adoption of a universal eighfPhour
law, is strictly a back number. If it is
good for a few poople to own and control certain industries it is doubly so
that all the people own and control
Whatevor fault tho Trout Lake
Topic may have with the Eagle it
doesn't mind following In its footsteps
from a mochanical point of view. If
the Eagle has done nothing else It
has given Trout Lake City a much
better newspaper than it heretofore
Hon Joseph Martin says if he is
turned down it will be at the hands of
the C. P. R. and other monopolies in
this province. He also intimates that
if the Liberals do not want to follow
him they don't have to, but he will go
to the country on tho merits of his
platform and his ability to fulfil It to
tbe letter.
If tho Liberal party in tho Dominion
house continue to introduce, consider
and finally pass progressive ideas of
legislation���government ownership of
telegraphs, fair wagos' bills, they will
be entitled to some recognance at the
coming Dominion election, unless as
thero undoubtedly will bo, there is a
Labor Party, which contains more
The Eagle to this date lias not had
to crib tho use of "othor hands' "
material for Its nows columns. No
person, except the sheriff, has any
string on the Eagle. Tho samo
cannot be said of the Parrot, (a
mighty poor imitator) which covers
yards of spaoe with an inimical
conglomeration of childish twaddle,
and then doesn't tell the public where
it is at,
HOTEL LARDEAU     J .   JjOOtil,
Stationery is in our line
it received a fli
Ik.   Patronize
'The Eagle."
And we have Just received a fine stock
of  Letter  Putin.   Patronize
Tlie Liberal-Conservative Platform
1, To rovise the voters' lists,
2. To actively aid in the construction of
trails throughout the undeveloped portions of
the province, and the building of provincial
trunk roads of public necessity.
8. To provide for the oftioial Inspection of
elevators und hoisting gear.
4. To improve the administration of justice
and secure the speedy disposition of legal disputes,
5. To provide an effective system for the
settlement of disputes between capital and
6. To adopt tho principle of government
ownership of railways in so fur au the clrenm-
stam-i's of trie provinco will admit, and the
adopt lon of the principle that no bonus should
be gum ted to any railway company which does
not give the government of the province the
control of rates over lines bonuscd together
with the option of purchase. ;
7. To assume control and administration of
the fisheries within the boundaries of the province.
8. To actively assist by state aid In the development of the agricultural resources of the
9. To make the London agency of British
Columbia effective in proclaiming the natural
wealth of the province and as a place for profitable Investment of capital.
10. In the intercrest of labor the Liberal*
Conservative party sympathizes with and endorses the principal of an eight-hour law.
11. To provide an improved system of education.
12. To recognize and reform the system of
provincial aid to medical men and hospitals in
outlying parts of the province.
13. To actively support the advancement of
the mining Interests of British Columbia.
14. To aid in the immigration of female
domestic servants.
T. A. Wilson, M. D.
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter.tf Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of'Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J; A. Harvey.
A. SI. Pinkham.
We are headquarters
for everything
and anything needed by anyone or
everyone in the line of
Hardware, Groceries. Boots and Shoes, Miners'
and Hotel Supplies, in endless variety.
McKinnon & Sutherland.
White, Gwlllim^tf Scdtt,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A.E. Holdich, M.C.M.I.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Fayette Buker,
Mining and Real Estate
Stirling Properties Listed.
Imperial Bank
of Canada.
CAPITAL PAID UP . . B,8M,068.00,
REST      I1.664.7J0.0O.
General Banking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits in Savings
Department at current rates.
A Perfect Fit and
Prompt Service
is one of our features and has helped
build up our large tailoring trade
and form the reputation we have
made. You don't nave any vexatious
waits when you order from us.
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
I        SMOKE
���        CIGARS       I
r   w
The Eagle absolutely refuses to be
classed as a Conservative organ, or for
that matter a Liberal either. The
aspirant to public office who receives
any support from this quarter must
have the interest of all classes equally
at heart, and the first add only way in
which this can be accomplished is to
form one complete trust, owned by all
tbe people, thus consuming private
monopolies and allowing the people's
heritage to bo developed by the people.
Ontario and Manitoba are leading.
Where is British Columbia ? Not until the government secures the railways, telegraphs, steamship lines,
fisheries, ore treatment works, and
produces our everyday needs and exports, will .there be any let up by the
right-thinking electors of this province.
To mail
Has Increased Our Postal Business
Dress Goods
Ladies' Goods
Sen ] For Latest Dress Goods Samjples
Bourne Bros.,
Lessees of
The Revelstoke, Trout' Lake
and Big Bend Telephone
Company, Limited.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
The Pioneer Store
Cummins & Co.
Ferguson Shaving
Wm. Snell,
All branches of the tonsorlal art executed with
ambldcxterlous dexterity.
For Hale at a Snap.
Lot ft In Block 9.   Apply at EAOLE office.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the next
session of the Legislative Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia application will
be made for an Act to incorporate a/ company
with power to establish waterworks and
supply water for mining, domestic, manufacturing, Are and other purposes to the Inhabitants, corporations, mines, mills,' manufactories and all other works of tbe towns of Trout
Lake City and Ferguson In the district of West
Kootenay and of the surrounding distriot
within a radius of ten miles from tbe present
post office at Ferguson, B. C, and to lay pipes
and erect flumes for the conveyance and supply of water to the said towns and radius; and
The Post Ice Stan
We aim to give full value for your money In
Groceries, Provisions, Dry Goods, ���
Tools. Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Crockery, Steel, Powder; all kinds
of Miners' Supplies
Call and see our stock and get quotations.
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
Wholesale and Retail dealers in Farm Produce,
Hay and Feed, Cured Meats, Fish, etc.
Write for quotations In any quantity.     Prompt shipments.
Revelstoke, B. C.
The Inland Cigar Mfg. Co. of B. C.
Nothing But Union Labor Employed.
��� : Protect Home Industry.
Interior     Payette
LaMorena  Miner
Kept in stock by	
d. r. Mclennan,       thos. abriel,    a. perguson,
Trout Lake City. Nakusp. Ferguson.
also to supply, transmit and distribute power,
id neat by compressed air and electrl
light and
city to the inhabitants, corporations, mines,
mills, manufactories and ull other works of tbe
said towns and radius; and also to construct
and maintain tramway and telephone systems
in the said radius and to extend the said systems to other districts contiguous thoreto: and
also to erect, lay, construct and maintain all
such works, bridges, tracks, roads, subways,
buildings, flumes diui.fi, raceways, poles, pipes,
wires, cables, structures and appliances as may
bu necessary lo fully and completely carry out
the purposes of the company; and also to nave
tlie right to enter and to expropriate lands for
sites for power bodies, stations, tramway lines
and other necessary works, and to appropriate,
use and divert so much of the waters of Lardeau
creek at a point about one and a quarter miles
from the school house at Trout Lake City and
any other creek, lake or stream which may be
found most convenient nnd advantageous
within the said radius as may he necessary for
the purposes of the company In order to supply
water, neat, power and fight to tbe inhabitants, corporations, mines, mills, manufactories and othor works within the said radius,
and to do all Buoh other things as arc hidden-
in! or conducive to the attainment of the above
objects or any of them.
Dated this ist March, A. I). litfo,
5���tf Solicitor for Applicants.
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN thfetan application will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at its next
session for an Act to incorporate a company
with power to construct, equip, maintain and
opurate telephone and telegraph lines within
and throughout all the cities, towns, municipalities and districts of the mainland of the
Province of British Columbia and to construct,
erect, and maintain such and so many poles
and other works and devices as tho company
deem necessary for making, completing, supporting, using, working, operating and maintaining the Bystem of communication by telephone and telegraph, and t'o open or break up
any part or parts of the said highways or
streets as often as the said company. Its agents,
officers or workmen think proper and for tbe
purpose of the undertaking to purchase, ac-
auire, lease, expropriate, hold and sell and
ispose of lands, buildings, or tenements within the limits aforesaid, and to purchase
or lease, for any term of years, any telephone or telegraph line established or to be
established In British Columbia connected, or
to be connected with the line which tbe com*
pany may construct, and to amalgamate with
or lease its line or lines, or any portion or portions thereof, to any company possessing as
proprietor, any line of telephone or telegraph
communication connecting or to be connected
with the said company's line or lines, and to
borrow money for the purpose of tbe company,
and to pledge or mortgage any of the com-
Eaiiy's assets for tbat purpose, and to receive
onuses, or privileges from any person or body
corporate, and with all other usual, necessary
or incidental rights, powers or privileges as
may be necessary or Incidental to the attainment of the above objects, or any of tbem.
Dated this 1st day of March, 1900.
6���tf Solicitors fo; the Applicants.
\ Imperial Brewing Co., Limited.
Manufacturers of Lager Beer, Porter and all hinds of aerated waters.   ]
Satisfaction guaranteed. ....TJ   *T��   TTT    pao_co
All orders by mail or IV.   1.   W. I earSC,
���    otherwise promptly attended to.
Vancouver Bottling forks
Vancouver, B. C.
PAB8T Milwakee
I       Brandies, Champagne, Domestic aud
Foreign Wines, Kummel, Cordials.
The Pay Roll and Mining
Centre is . . .
The Centripetal Point of
the Lardeau district
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