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Vol  IV, No 18.
Ferguson, B. C, JUNE 12, 1903.
$2 a Year
Visited by An Eagle Representative-One of Its
Rich Mines Described--Camborne Bound to
Become a Large Town-Description of
Other Mines to Follow Later.
An Eagle representative was at
Camborne Monday and Tuesday to find
out what was being done in that, the
most promising and most active gold
camp in Western Canada.
Camborne is a prosperous, growing
mining town, little better than a year
old, just 5 miles up Fish river from
Beaton, which place is the northern
terminus of navigation on Arrow
lakes, boing at the head of the northeast arm. There is a good government
wagon road to Camborne and sovoral
hundred tons of mining machinery
have been hauled over the road since*
February. The town occupies a good
site at a point whero the valley widens
out and Pool creek empties into Fish
river. The town has three general
stores and another is soon to be opened.
There is a government oflice, townsite
oflice, Oddfellows' hall, newspaper
oflice, drug store, 5 hotels, 2 freighting
and livery stables, brokers' olllco, 2
laundrys, blacksmith shop, assay oflice,
etc., etc.
A. M. Craig carries the mall and
runs a dally stage both ways, meeting
the steamboat at Beaton. He has stables at both places and provides excellent accommodation for travellers. His
teams also haul most of the freight.
Tho town has at least 50 buildings,
most of which are large, well built
structures that would do credit to a
much older and larger town, but tho
business men realize that the camp has
bottom and they know that tbey will
save money by providing buildings that
will meet requirements for a number
of years.
Camborne is today one of the busiest
towns in B. C. Tbere are at least 250
men working In and about town drawing a daily wage of from 811 to $3.50.
These men board In town, taking their
mid-day meal with them to their work.
So one can see that the town presents
a smart appoaranco tn the evening
with that number of men scattered
about a town of this size. Thero Is a
large saw mill above town but lt
cannot furnish enough lumber, and
another Is boing put in. Scarcity of
lumber is keoping tho place back.
oyster-criterion works.
Passing through town and a mile and
a half beyond, ono ascends 75 feet to a
broad plateau directly at tho base ol
Lexington and Mohawk mountains,
Here the infuriated waters of Pool
creek rush through a deep canyon
which divides these steep towering
mountains, and here is the ideal Bite
secuied by the Ophir-Lade syndicate
for their stamp mill and compressor
plant. Tbe foundation for the stamp
mill has been blasted out of the solid
rock on the bank of tbe creek and the
company are waiting for timbers to
commence building operations. Adjoining this building will be the company's compressor plant. Two hundred yards away a splendid residence
has been built by Superintendent Lade,
and near by another residence is being
built by A. G. Street, wbo is the company's draughtsman, and who will install the compressor.
The compressor is of the Duplex
type of 10 drills capacity and the com*
pany are building so that the full ca<
pr.city.fuay be applied, but until more
are required only 5 drills will be used.
The compressor, it will bo noticed, is
to be placed at the foot of the mountain, and compressed air will be forced
up to tho mino. This Mr. Street believes to be the only way by which the
bast results can be obtained. To any
who may not know, we will explain
that by means of compressed air being
forced through pipes to drilling machines in the mine abovo, band power
is dispensed with, and work Is done
more rapidly and better than by men
striking tbe drills with a hammer.
Tho quartz mill will receive tho free
milling gold quartz direct from the
mine over the tramway and the gold
will be extracted and run into bars or
bricks, which will be marketable at
the bank. The gold will come from
the mill pure except for the usual
small amount of alloy. The mill has a
treating capacity of from 115 to 40 tons
a day and works 10 stamps.
Just 3,600 feet above the mill lies the
Oyster-Criterion mine���vertically 1,600
feet. The B. C. Riblet Co. have a
force of men building an aerial tram to
carry tho ore from the mine direct to
the ore bins at the mill. A number of
the stations are complete and the tram
will be ready for use early ln August.
The tram will be run, of course, by
force of gravity, and there is lots of
this force, for with a length of but
3,000 feet of cable the drop is 1,500 feet.
This will necessitate the employment
of brakes on tho driving cable. The
capacity of tho tram is 100 tons of ore
dally, but for the present the requirements do not call for its being bucketed to the full capacity.
The Eagle's representative climbed
the mountain to the mino when the
thermometer registered 110 degrees
tah., but the climb is a comparatively short one and the exertion is
worth tho taking if one wishes to see a
rich and well engineered gold mine.
Tho progress of this mine has been reported by tho Eaolk since development proper was begun, therefore wo
will not go Into detail. The buildings
aro good and roomy, in fact better than
what aro provided at most mines, nnd
there is a good water system, baths
and drying rooms. Tho buildings are
surrounded by a forest of huge trees
which, If not burned olT, will provide
fuel and tlmbor for many years. The
company own two groups, the Rossland
and the Criterion, in which work has
been carried on simultaneously. The
two will be connected by tunnel when
another 100 foet are driven. This tunnel follows a rich vein of ore for the
entire length. There aro in the neighborhood of 1,000 feet of work done
since tho present owners bought, one
year since. This work Includes tun*
nel, upraises, cross tunnels and drifts.
The main tunnel on the Criterion is
now in 600 feet and crosscuts several
rich veins of ore,
There is a vein 4 feet in width which.]
has been drifted on for over 100 feet
that gives an average value of ore for
the entire length of $8(1.1)0 per ton, and
tbere are many hundreds of tons ln
sight, The ore that was taken out last
winter was kept separate from the
waste and our representative looked
over tbil big pile. He w�� mrprlsed
to find piece after piece with beads of
gold showing on the surface. If when
kicking over these bits of solid quartz
on the dump one can see such lino specimens, what a wealth there must be In
that dump and in the leads, with a
market always reaching out for the
stuff at $20 per ounce. Superintendent
Lade had his whole force of men working on the pipe line for the compressor
but this will be * completed Saturday,
and mining operations will be resumed.
Monday night the Eaqle man met
many familiar faces and also was made
acquainted about town. Marked kindness was shown him by Editor and Mrs.
Northey, who entertained him at their
comfortable cottage for tho evening.
Mr. Northey publishes tbe Miner and
consistently tries to do what is right
by tbo town and camp. He had just
received an addition to his plant of a
completo outfit for job printing.
Timo being limited, our represent.,
tive was unable to visit the Eva, Oold
Finch and other properties, but he
hopes to mako a visit for a subsequent
issue of tho Eaole.
Provisional Government
a Success���Wrangling
in Committee-Legislature Prorogued.
Smidlierfr vs. Ferguson.
At the supremo court sittings at Nelson, before the Hon. Mr. Justice Martin, the case of Ole Sandberg against
Andrew Ferguson, in whieh tho former
claims certain mineral ground adjoining the well known Triuno property |
under the Glacier Fraction, as against
Revenge claim, locatod by tho defendant, occupied attention of court all
day. Most points raised by plaintiff
were decided adversely to him by court.
Judgment was finally reserved, how*
over, on ono aspect of the case, ln lo*
eating Revenge claim last ...ugust defendant placed No. 2 post on or in a
glacier and not "ln the ground," as
directed in the mineral act. According to Andrew Ferguson's own testimony he cut a two-foot hole and planted a seven-foot post in the Ice.
Counsel for plaintiff argued It was
not in compliance with the act, and
that Ferguson obtained no rights under it.
The judge remarked as the question
was a nice one from a legal standpoint
and important to tho mining fraternity at large, he would reserve his decision.    	
Edinburgh shopkeepers and small
houso ownors are suffering by tho emigration Canadawards. The May term
day found house agents with an unusual
number of unlet houses and business
premises. The rents of many small
shopkeepers are overdue and the exodus to Canada Is blamed. Nineteen
thousand pooplo emigrate*.! from Scotland last month, compared with ton
thousand for April, 11102.
At tho Inquest at Kalisp II, Mont.,
on Juno 2nd, over tho body of superintendent B. F. Egan, thu jury returned
the following verdict: Wo fully believe that lien F. Egan mot his death
on or about Novembor 4th, 1002, by
falling and striking his head upon
a dead log with snags upon tho same,
rendering him unconscious, from which
heohilledand died, never regaining
Service will be held in Eagle hall
every Sunday commencing at 3 p. m.,
and alternate Sundays at 8 p. m. All
are Invited to attend.
Next Sunday's service will be held
in the evening.,
Sunday School every Sunday at 2
p. m.
Rev. Sharp, Pastor.
Divine service will be held every
alternate Sunday in Eagle ball at 3 In
the afternoon.
An Invitation to attend is extended to
evervbodv H. A. Solly,
The supplementary ostimates, as
recommended by the joiut committee,
passed the houso without alteration on
June 1th.
At 5:40 o'clock tho governor entered
the chamber, assented to the bills
passed, and thon prorogued parliament.
Hon. Messrs. Groon, minister of
mines; Tatlow, minister of finance, and
A. E. McPhillips, attorney general,
were sworn in shortly after prorogation. Mr. Wilson, to be president of
the council, will not be sworn in for
two or threo days, because of his being
retained against tho crown ln the Coote
case now beforo the appellate court,
The portfolio of provincial secretary
Is left open. Hon. Mr. McBride takes
the portfolio of chief commissioner of
lands and works.
Tho committeo on estimates Thurs-
I day last had a long and  unprofitable
(session.   The difficulty startod by accepting Mr. Curtis' suggestion for $10,-
000 moro  in the  supplementaries for
Thon Mr. Green insisted on a like
amount for the Slocan. alleging that
the mine ownors would put up an equal
amount. This passed, as did also $15,
000 claimed oy Mr. Paterson for Vancouver island.
A wrangle followed, and finally the
committee wiped out all thoso appro*
prlations and only about $4,000 addi
tional was voted over and above yesterday's votes for all purposes.
It was also docided that all private
bills be dropped, and Hon. Mr. Tatlow
opposed tho extension of time sought
for the Midway and Vernon railway
and tho Coast-Kootenay.
Tho committee proceeded to these,
and Hon. Mr. Tatlow went out and consulted Hon. Mr. McBride, but, returning, adhered to his opposition. Their
applications were accordingly passod
While the legislature is trying to arrange the final details ol closing, Mr
Joseph Martin is etideavoritig to Im*
press the people of tho capital with
the self-sacrificing and purely interest
of-harmony action which ho savs ho
took In handing in his resignation as
titular leader of ttye Liberal party.
The announcement from Vancouver
monopolized attention in the corridors
Thursday. Thore was to somo extent
the samo complaint that appears to
have been made In Vancouver that a
convention should have boen called
anyway, and that tbe executive Thursday took too much upon Itself in de
elding not to call a convention when
13 associations had requested it.
On the other hand, such liberals as
Mr. T. W. Paterson and Mr, Smith
Curtis approved of the idea of the
executive, saying tbat the vexed question of leadership may thus settle itself, and question the advisability of
choosing a leader now who might be
defeated at the polls.
His Honor, Lieutenant Governor Sir
Henri Joly, prorogued the house on
Thursday, the 4th Inst., and it is expected that dissolution will be asked
for by the government not later than
September. The issue will be fought
out on party lines. Should the election
be brought on sooner, whioh Is quite
probablei lt would find both partlei
without any distinct organization and
the cumpaign would undoubtedly prove
a hot one.
The cabinet slate is not yet filled.
Charles Wilson is to be made president of tho council, but he cannot bu
sworn in with exact propriety until
cases which ho is handling in com*!,
against the provinco aro disposed of.
Tho new store will be opened next
A. M. Craig is now postmaster and
also has tho telephone office.
Beaton looks very pretty with lovely
(lowers, fruit trees in bloom and the
splendid gardens.
Tho water is very high in conso-
quonco of the exceptionally warm
woathor of tho past week.
The S. S. Archer now runs right into
town to tho high water wharf. She is
handling a great deal of heavy freight
for the Fish eroek minos.
Andy Craig Is kept busy hauling
freight to Camborno and taking passengers to the gold eamp. He has n
full stable of horses but they uro kept
on the move continuously between Ferguson and Camborne.
The Prospeotors' Exchange passed
from tho proprietorship of Arthur Evans this week to Mrs. Anderson and
Sons. Tho house will bo given a thorough overhauling from collar to garret:
will be refurnished and will be made
up to date. It will bo thc purpose of
the present managomout to make It
one of tho best hotels In the Lardeau
and nnyono who has stopped at the old
half-way houso will remember that
Mrs. Anderson knows how and will
give the best of accommodation. Orders have been placed for daily shipments of fruit, fish and everything the
market affords. A good staff of help
has beon engaged, and by the 15th Inst,
everything is oxpectcd to be ih order.
Security of Titlo to Plllcor Claims.
Greater security of title to placer
claims is something tho placer miner
of British Columbia has set his heart
upon and tho council of the Vancouver
board of trade has endorsed that idea.
Tho council drew up a resolution which
to a certain extent commended Hie re*
quosts the mining men have lately
made upon tho provincial government.
This resolution was forwarded to the
government at Victoria. While the
council of the board of trade partially
endorsed tho claims of tho mining men
it did not go so far as to pross upon thc
government the advisability of making
tho crown granting of placer claims
possiblo. The resolution prepared
merely advocated "greater security ol
title" to placor claims. The mining
men wish tho government to throw
placor claims open to crown grant as
in tho easoof quartz claims, lt is possible that somo action in tho matter
may bo takon by the present legislature,       	
Changes Affertlng Minors.
Tho Western Federation of .Miners
at their recent mooting loaned $2,000
to Sandon, fi. C, minors' union to lit
up their hospital, and the following
was adopted:
A resolution against child labor ill
the mines.
A universal code of mino signals was
adopted and will bo sent to every union.
Resolutions to establish an Insurance
fund wero referred to the next executive committee for roport a year hence.
It was decided to hold annual conventions.
Union cardB wero abolishod and only
due books will be used hereafter.
The long fight over the Socialistic
declaration ended In a surprise when
the Socialists' resolution was adopted
by 125 to 25.
The American Labor Union retains
hoadquarters in Butte and adopted it
universal union label to be issued by
tbe A* L. U, Lardeau Bagle
I'ubltsbOll every  Friday at Ferguson, B. C.
to whom All correspondence should bo mulled,
* i: -ii*ri|*ti,m Kates: f'J.OO per annum, to
any address lu America; |i,2fi Ior six months';
.'-.'.���Ml ti year to forolgn addresses. No pay, no
Advertising Hates: Display ads.,?1.00 per
sltiglo column inoh por month. i.t**,*ni ads., 12
cents por (uouparielj line for first lnatffttoni s
,'.,iiIs per line for each additional insertion.
Reading notices 10 cents per line eaoh issue,
Nlnoty day legal notices, *fl().-, sixty davs, $7.r*0;
thirty days, fs, No ads. aocopted at less than
these rates.   No room lor tjuaeU n-ls.',
Four weekly Insertions constitutes one
month's advertising.
FRIDAY. JUNE 12, 1903.
It came to the Conservatives to
torni the first strictly party government in the province of British Columbia, Whether the partyjare in
the majority over the whole province is not known, nor will it be
known until alter the general election, which will in all probability
take place before winter. Some little criticism has been offered of
lion. Richard McBride for having
thrown down his liberal supporters
in forming his cabinet, but the criticism has been rather weak. The
Hon. Premier has always been a
firm believer in party government
and his course has certainly been
consistent and we do not know that
he employed any stratagem. However that may be, we are glad to
find this scandalized province with
a stable government and we trust
whichever party obtains control
after the general election may
have a good working majority in
the house, lt looks tolerably certain that lhe periodical shifting
about of some of the members from
one party to the other is at an
end, lor a member cannot very
well change his politics under ordinary conditions without renouncing
principle. The election will be
fought on certain platforms involving set principles, and when a member is elected pledged to support a
certain cut and dried, political programme he cannot well abandon it
for any trivial reasort'without losing
the respect of his constituents. So
in future it will not be found so easy
to walk from one side of the house
to the other, and the peoples' interests are much more likely to be safeguarded, 	
The season of 1903, which in the
Lardeau is just opening, has every
appearance of proving a dry one as
far as the elements are concerned,
Should this be the case it will be a
blessing to miners and prospectors
working in the mountains. A
season when rain falls every day
throughout June and into July
makes work in the hills go slowly
and prevents the snow trom melting.
This year, with the coming of
June, came very hot weather, which
is melting the snqw very quickly.
Should this continue another week
or more the season will be really
further advanced by July ist than it
was last year, notwithstanding the
beginning of May found the country about a month behind last year
at this time.
The weather reminds one of 1897,
and that year proved a good one in
the hills and there was more work
done than there has been any year
The great advantage of ��� warm,
dry June is in melting the snow off
early and permitting pack horses to
be taken to the different properties
early in June, which month is naturally the best in the year for
mountain work. When an early
start is gained much better work
can be done, for the season is long
enough then to permit of something
being accomplished. There is not
a doubt but that the year 1903 will
be productive of large, and we believe, fruitful mining development
in the Lardeau.'
Nature's forces seem to have had
a particularly''obnoxious crow to
pick this year wjth the Lardeau
district, and seems not to know
when to let up on doling out mishap
and annoyance to this naturally
favored portion of the province.
Since February there has been an
almost continuous round of impediments to travel and transportation.
Commencing early in the year with
the rock slide near Whisky point
and last by the washout of bridges
on the Lardo railway. This last
mishap comes at a time when much
heavy freight was expected, and
possibly a fortnight's delay will be
caused. A great deal of inconvenience will be experienced by parties
who had arrangements completed
to come in by Lardo and return via
Beaton, but there is no use kicking
where the elements are alone to
blame. The C. P. R. hope to have
the damaged bridges fully repaired
and thc regular service reinstated by
the 24th inst.
Beatrice Mine.
The Beatrice mine, ovwed principally by Mrs. Anderson and Frank
Fulmer, is situated 8 miles above Camborne and about 0 from Ferguson. Development has continued uninterruptedly all winter and spring. The force
will soon be increased aed another mill
test shipment made. This is-certainly
ono of the very valaablq'.mlnes of the
Lardeau. The property Is stocked, as
we reported last fall, but the stock is
only parted with In small blocks to
provide means for development. There
is a large quantity of ore blocked out
for shipment and when regular ship
ments aro started there will he no
more stock offered. The management
will commence shipping just as soon aB
a means of transportation is provided.
park: hotel
4 Miles Below Ferguson on the Ferguson Beaton Road.
No bell boys or etcetras but
a good wholespme meal served at any hour. Lots of fresh
milk and eggs.
Saddle and pack horses for hire.
WM. GLENN. Proprietor.
Uoited flatters of North America
tho United Hatters
of North America.
When you aro buying a l*TK HAT,
either soft or stiff,
tec to It that tho
uenulno UNION
Label In ho wed iu ft.
If a retailer linn
Iookc labels ln bis
fiOHKOBfllon and of-
cm to put ono in a
hat for you, do not
patronise lilm. Ho
bas notany ri-zntto ntt\o ioo.se labels. Loose
labels In retail stores aro counterfeits. Do not
listen to any explanation as to why the bat
has no label. The Genuine Union Label is
perforated on the four edges exactly tbe same
ns a postage stamp. Counterfeits ar�� sometimes perforated on three of the cripes, and
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order to get rid of
their scab-made hats. The John B. Stetson
Co. of Philadelphia, Pa., Is non-union concern,
JOHN A. MOPFITT, President,
Orange, N. J,
14 7OT Bedford Ave.,Brooklyn, H.Y
on second floor in Eagle block
Ferguson, B. C.
How*s your Printing? Do you know that the
EAGLE Job Department has one of the best
equipped plants in North Kootenay and that it is
unnecessary to send out of the Lardeau for work?
After You
ior that order you aie sending away out of the
district to save a few shillings. Don't be fooled.
The EAGLE can give you satisfaction. We
carry only the first qualjty in office stationery, etc.
Receive Our Strict Attention.
THE  EAGLE,   Perguson, B.C.
Drugs ��nit Stationery
Prescription. Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded.,
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The Lardeau is the richest
known mining district in British
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contain large quan titles ot ore
being big as well as rich. Several
new properties will ship
ore during the coming year and
the town is sure to double
in size Buy a few lots now
before the effect of this year's
progress sends them up, mayhap beyond your reach.	
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in the development of a locality and It
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people it serves." That is the sort of
newspaper the Eagle is and it is being
supported, but it can always do with
more support. To the Eagle add a
metropolitan, weekly of general excel*
lence, giving tho wlder_ news of the
world and you have a satisfying 0(
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newspaper of general excellence and
is just the kind of paper to be taken in
conjunction with the Eaole.
We will send the Eaole and the
Weekly Free Press clubbed for one
yoar to any address for (2.75.
The splendid pictures given as premiums with the Free Press are alone
worth the price of the subscription.
We have samples of these attractive
premiums at this office and Invite your
Inspection of them at any time.
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4S Bleary St,
1 Montreal
Will fie represented in
Ferguson three or four
days each' month. Any
orders for clothing will
receive closo attention
and ��� *e
Our representative
S. A. Scott is a
practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
orders for him.
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TERMS-I1S to lis per week, according to residence In Hotel or Villas.
li.ooo shares of G. \V. Mining Co,, I.anleau'
Apply hy letter, ATMoQUBKN.
Calgary, Alta.
Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.
To S. T, McColl, or whomsoever ho may have
trmisi'i'rrt'il his interest In the Triune -Fraction No. !l mineral claim, situated on Urown
creek, in the Trout Lake Mining Division,
West Kootetiny District of It. V.
You nre hereby notified that 1 have expended 111)0 In Ubornnd Improvements upon tho
abovo mentioned fractional miners) claim
since July 1st, VJOi, under the provisions of tho
Mineral Act, and if within 90 days from the
date of this notlco you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of the above mentloneil
sum, which is now duo' together with all
cost of ndvcrtisiiig, your Interest In the said
cluim will become the property ol the tinder-
signed under section 4 of the "Mineral Act
Amendment Act 1000.
Dated at Forguson, B.C., this Oth day of
April, 1003.
C. O. Woodrow.
Certificate of Improvement!.,
Brow Mineral Claim, situate In tho Trout
Luke Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Whero locateil:���Between the North
and the South Forks of Lardeau Creek, West
Kootenay. II. O.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur P. Cummins,
of Ferguson, B. C, acting as sgent for George
C. Lembke, William H. Lembke and Christian
G, Lembke, Free Miner's Certificates Nos.
B.G7107, B. 03187 and B. 07152 respectively,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply io tho Mining recorder for a Certificate
of improvements, fop tho purpose of obtaining
a Crown (J rant of tho above claim.
And -further tako notice that action, undor
seetion .17, must be commenced before tho
issuance of such Certillcate of Improvements,
Dated this 4tl)day of April, A. D. 1903.
apl 10 0.1 A. P. CUMMINS. P.L. S.
Time Table.
Running between Arrowhead, Beaton and Comaplix, commencing October 14th, 19011, will sail as follows,
weather permitting.
Leaving Arrowhead for Beaton and
Comaplix, twice daily���10k and 5k.
Leaving Beaton and Comaplix for
Arrowhead, twice dally ��� 7.15k and
12:45k. Making close connections
with all C. P. 11. Steamers and trains.
The owners reserve the right to
change times of sailings without
The Fred Robinson Lumber Oo.Ltd
Headquarters for Aaaayers, Mining
& Mill Supplies. Sole agents in U.
0. for Morgan Crucible Co., Battersca,
England; F. W. Braun <& Co.'s Patent
Cary Furnaces, Burners, etc.; Wm. Ainsworth d* Co.'s Fine Balances, etc., etc.
Earner ?
If so why not invest some of your
earnings to meet a possible reversal
of fortune. For a safe, profitable
investment there is nothing beats
an   accumulation    policy    in   the
This is a purely mutual company
and all its assets, surplus and earnings belong to. its policy holders.
For rates, etc., apply to agent,
Ferguson, B. C.
The three claims owned by the company are the "Lardeau
Queen," the "Lardeau King" and the "Lardeau Prince," all abutting
end to end, through which three leads pass the entire length, situated at the head of Lexington creek, in the pardeau mining division
of West Kootenav, British Columbia.
t These throe claims are located on the western slope of Goat Mountain, the lines being north-westerly and south-easterly, and form one
complete portion of Mineral land of about 15(1 acres. Tbey lie east
less than four miles up from Fish river.
The group lies in the "Sitting Bull" and ���'Vy.ild West" belts,
two of the strongest and best known leads in that district, and work
already done dh adjacent extentlons has given most satisfactory
results as to extent of ore bodies and increased values with depth.
The formation is slate and (schist, lying in an Immense lime
dyke, and the cropplngs of the leads are generally topped with heavy
iron capping and quartz, which gives assays from $8 up on the
Exploitation consists of two open cuts along the surfaco for a
distance of twenty feet, which exposed a body of argentiferous
galena over 8 inches In width. Tho value of this ore body was $25,110
on the surface, but at a depth of less than three feet it has increased
to $40.60. To tap this ore showing and the massive iron capped
ledge close to which it lies the present tunnel was commenced and
is now in a distance of 82 feet. Another .25 feet of crosscutting
should reach this ledg3 at a depth of about 125 feet. When 61 feet
had been driven, an almost-solid body of iron ore three feet thick
was encountered in the tunnel lying against a wall of slate. A
sample at this point assayed $77.60 in gold, silver, copper and lead.
At a distance of 14 feet from this lead a line body ot oro bas been
encountered which, when crossed, proved to be seven and a half feet
wide, carrying the finest looking mineral yet found on the property.
A third ledge which contains the richest ore and widest surface
showing, will be reached about July 1st. This ledge when
encquntered, will be from 12 to 15 feet wldp ,and great results are
The property has an excellent surface showing. The average
assayssremost encouraging, considering the great width and con-
tinuancy of the leads across the country with such great width and
prominence of the surface judging from other properties in the near
vicinity, some of which are on tho same lead and havo-developed
very rich ore bodies.
In conclusion I would say that the Lardeau Mines are as good as
any, if not the best, in tho vicinity, and I verily believe with a
nominal expenditure, they Bhould be made dividend paying in a
short time, and I would strongly recommend extensive do v elapthon t
toward that end.
H. O. McClymont, M, E,
For Further Information, price of stock, etc., address
B. Norbert Ouimette, (.Manager.
Bank of Montreal Bldg., ROSSLAND, B. C.
'Ut th* HOLD OUST twktmdoyoui'^work."1
No Soap, Borax, Soda or Ammonia is needed with
With little water and less effort you oan clean
anything about the house better, easier and
cheaper than with Soap or any other cleanser.
Once try it, you'll always buy ii
Mute only by THE N. K. FA1RB ANK COMPANY,
Mm Tot*.    Boxes.    ��.__***. - Montreal.
IRON BEDS a Specialty
$5 and up.
Goods can be furnished to any part ot Lardeau on very short notice
as the service is such that delivery can be made in one day from Nelson.
No Charge for packing
Funeral Directors and
IGraduato of Myor's College ;;of Embalming]
Can attend case at Ferguson at ten
hours notice if advised by wire,
�����������������-.-,*.# .4* 4
D. J. Robertson * O
Ferguson, B, C, Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, $4,000,000
Capital (paid up) - 2,923,860
Rest 2,485,28*-'
loronto, Ontario.
Branchos in the Northwest Territories. Provinces iof British Columbia, (Manitoba, Ontario aud Quebec.
T. R, MERRITT, President. D. It. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man,
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT," Chief Inspector.
Ferguson,   B.   C.   Branch-A   General   Banking   Business   Transacted.
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed,
Drafts Sold, available In All parts ot Canada,
United States and Europe.
Special attention given to collections and
Mining Bonds.
Everybody    OUT   Special"
smokes     AND	
The Union
They arc all Union made and of tin) UNION     CiGAK
best Havana Tobacco money can Factobv   1-1   A
buy.   Try one and  satisfy yourself J. UK   ' "*n'
as lo their quality. DROWN,  Prop.
I Lardeau ,v ��
! Hot��l       SfiL I
J    liUlt,! We tryt0 ?ive satjsfac_ ��
_ I
Hon  to our   miests.
Laughton   Bros.
�� Proprietor;..
m ���WB *.
J Prospectors'  Exchange I
d ANDERSON & FULMER, Proprietors. \j-_j
i t
wi ������BEST IN THE MARKET*-*.                       ������LIQUORS AND CIGARS ������ JT ���J
Local and General.
R. Gunn was in from tho Oyster-Criterion mine Saturday.
William Cowan of ltovolstoke waa a
visitor In Forguson Sunday.
Groat damage is boing dono by forest
ilres in tho vicinity of Montreal.
The Imperial limited service over
the C. P. R, came into effect on Friday
Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., has returned
from his parliamentary labors at Victoria.
E. Ferguson, wholoBalo liquor merchant of Nolson, was in Ferguson
Woduosday. .
G. Molntjre, travelling for K. Smith
& Co., Vancouver, was roglsterod at
tho Windsor this week,
Several of our citizens visited Trout
Lako Sunday to watch the progress of
the rising wator in the lake.
Jack Laughton, proprietor of the
Union hotol, Rovelstoke, returned to
town Monday for a short visit.
Bo on hand for tho LaDell-Scott en-
tcrtalnmont Monday night, 22nd inst,
Adults, $1.   Children, 50 cents.
A horse was recovered alive from
tho mino at Fran it, Alta., aftor having
boon buried a month by the slide.
Frank Holten roturned Monday from
Nelson whero ho appeared as a witness
in the Sandberg vs. Ferguson suit.
]_, G. Woodward of the Eagle yis-
itod the Oyster-Criterion mines Monday, returning to Ferguson Tuesday.
W. B. Pool roturned to town Saturday from a month's visit to California.
He was accompanied by W. Bland of
It is oflicially announced that King
Edward and Queen Alexandra will arrive in Dublin on June 21st on their
visit to Ireland.
Tho coal la-ids of Edmonton are now
a source of great attraction and will
likely be the causo of another boom
for that country.
Jas. Grant has roturned from Rapid
creek, whore ho staked 7 mineral
claims. He went to Camborne Tuesday to get assays.
Mr. A. McAllister, representing the
W. E, Sanford Manufacturing Co., of
Hamilton, Ont., spent a few days with
our local merchants this weok.
Rev. Sharp proached his introductory
sermon to an appreciative congregation
on Sabbath last. All reports indicate
he will prove very popular on this circuit.
It is a great pleasure to take a trip
along tho wagon roads and trails at the
present time. The weather is all that
can be desired the verduro is soul inspiring.
A petition is being taken around
town for the purposo of raising 8150 to
freo our school from debt. If this
amount cannot ho raised our school will
havo to bo closed.
Tho Ferguson merchants will soon
be mado glad by soeing pack trains fitting out for prospecting and development purposes. They are looking forward to a busy season.
It is expected that Miss Marietta
LaDell will givo one of her entertainments in Eagle hall sorao timo during
tho lattor part ot this month in aid of
tho school funds. Watch for dato later.
The commission of judges investigating tho charges of bribery against
Hon. J. R. Stratton, provincial secretary for tho province of Ontario, re-
ported that no evidence of bribery has
been disclosed bofore thorn.
A. II. Holdich, until recently assayor
for tho Great Western and Silver Cup
Milling companios of Ferguson, wont
to Camborne Tuesday for tho purpose
of accepting a similar position with
one of tho companios oporatlng on Fish
It is more than likely that a general
election for the local legislature will
be held before long. Residonts who
are not naturalized subjects should
take immediate stops to secure their
naturalization papers if tbey wish to
vote at the forthcoming election.
Mr. R. N. Wilson, Indian agent, of
MacLeod, Alta, came Into town on
Monday's stage. Mr. Wilson Is largely Interested in the Ophir-Lade Syndicate, and went From Ferguson to Camborne to inspect the Fish creek property. This was his first trip Into this
part ot tba country and he exprsned
great delight at the scenery and surroundings about our town.
A special train with representatives
to tho general assembly ot the Presbyterian church left Toronto Tuesday,
June 2nd, and arrived at Vancouver
Tuesday evening, June 9th. The party
reached Banff Saturday morning and
rested there. The attendance will
be large, as In addition to tho regular
representatives, from 75 to 100 clergymen and elders will be present, whilst
many of those as well as the delegates,
will bo accompanied by thoir wives.
A. G. Frasor has opened his now gen
oral store. It is a dandy and would do
credit to a city the size of Nelson.
Arthur EvanB got moved and ho
opened his Reception hotel Wednos*
day. He has the neatest hotel in Camborne and will do well providing he
gives proper attention to his dining
Scarcity of lumber Is retarding the
growth of the town and delaying the
quartz mills.
Miss LaDell is billed for an entertainment in Camborne about the 25th
Locals With a Pay streak.
It pays to use the telephono. A trip
can often be saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton, Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
the phone. Office in Cummins & Co.'s
Ordors for furniture will be filled as
quickly and with better results at the
wholesale and retail store of D. J.
Robinson & Co., Nelson, than anywhere else in the province.
* Smokers : If you want the genuine "Union" and "Our Special"
cigab see that "Union Cigar Factory"
is stamped ln gilt letters on every box.
���H. A. Brown, Revelstoke, B. C.
FOR SALE���A four roomed dwelling house and two lots on one of the
best corners in the residence part of
Ferguson for Bale on easy torms.
Apply to Eagle oflice.
Order a ping-pong set, framed or
unframed pictures, picture frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything in this line of goods from
the Canada Drug & Book Co., Rovel}
stoke, B. C. Mail orders attended to
A. M. Craig still conducts the feed,
livery and freighting stables at Beaton, and has saddle horses and light
and heavy conveyances for hire at all
times. His daily stage for Goldflelds
and Camborne meets the steamboat on
Its arrival and departure.
NO FEATURE ln cow's milk for In*
fant feeding is so important as its pur*
ity and its methods of preserving lt.
Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
is scientifically produced and prepared.
It gives to coffee a delicious flavor.
Sold the world over.
To tlie Public.
Having to go east for a lew months I beg to
say that I will return by fall and re-engage in
my taxidermist business.
Taxidermist, Revelstoko, Ii. C,
Jfcj-jz jfe*rfzjfe_sfe^z.*rf?_rfrj{trfi riu{g
���jj Do You Know I
That a man is more
manly when he koops
his face cleanly shaven
his hair noatly trimmed and uses the
bath frequently.
All the requirements of u first class
barber shop supplied
by..   .
LRoy Jameson  &���
Wants Your Washing.
Mangling and
guaranteed to be
First Class.
Victoria Avenue,
��� P. L. S.
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made and Crown Grants
Offloe:     ���      -     Trout Lake,
Surveys of Mines, Mineral Claims and
Crown Lands. Crown Grants Obtained and Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
Offices:  Camborne and Vancouver
Solicitor for
The Imperial Bank
Perguson, 15. C.
OFFICE-In tbo Ophir Lade blook.
Barristers, Solicitcrs, etc.
Offices: Revelstoke, Coldcn, and Ferguson. Solicitors ior Imperial Bank
Geo. S. MeCarter. J.A.Harvey.
A.M. Pinkham.
Barrister,  Notary Public etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
Barrister, Solicitcr, etc.
J. M. SCOTT, A. B. L. L. B.
W. de V. lo Maistre, M. A.
Having purchased the
Ferguson Meat Market we
aro prepared to supply our
customers with all kinds of
Frosh and cured meats. A
good supply of Beef, Pork,
Mutton, Sausages, Hams
and Bacon always on hand,
Watches, Clocks and
I havo high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
Crescent, Street,
C. P. R. Special,
Elgin, Father Time,
Veritas and B. W.
I have Eight-Day, Gon
Strike and Nlckle Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
Spring Clothing
Suits, Overcoats, Rain Coats, Trousers.
Also complete stock of Men's Furnishings.
We have a good supply of Borden's
Eagle   Brand   Condensed Milk.
McKinnon & Sutherland
The Post Office Store
-. ���������
TJ A rl1C     -'ew *ot ��* Ladies' and Chidren's Hats and a variety of Hat
JlAliS Trimmings.
CT_I"["pr|1O__G'l0d   assortment of Oontlomen'8 starched and Negligee
T)*r**-r\riin A new lino of serviceable Prospectors' Boots and a full assort-
XJV/l /A _5 ment of Youths' Shoos.
G.  B. Batho & Co.
Well lighted and heated by hot
air furnace. Tables supplied
with the best the market affords.
Rates $1.50 Per Day
JAS.  CUMMINGS,   Prop.. Ferguson, B.   C.
When you reach Trout Lake City put
up at the Queens. Good accommodation
..Best ot service .. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigars..Fire proof safe..
Abrahamson Brothers, Proprietors.
Packing and **^**����*
Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered Into for packing of Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point in tho district.
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.   Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson
a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.     S. Daney, Prop.
Perguson Hotel


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