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The lardeau eagle.
von HI. NO. 14.
$2.00 A YEAR.
prospects of   Ferguson, Trout Lako
and the Camborne country extremely j
bright,  and  the  prosperity of these
districts means the commercial prosperity of Nelson,"
Apparently Another Scarcity Will
Bave to Take Place
Thos. Taylor's Explanation of Why
S3, a Day is Not Now Paid
Editor Eagle: Dear Sir,���Replying
to your favor of the 1st Inst. I may say
in explanation of your question as to
why the government have reduced
wages from (3 to $2.50 on public works,
tbat as far as I am aware the $?.50
scale was tbe one always In vogue as
long as I can remember, at all events
In the Lardeau, witb the exception of
a few weeks during last summer when
men were so scarce that no one could
be had at a less rate than $3 to carry
on the necessary public works,
therefore consulted' with the chief
commissioner of lands and works
and explained to him the condition of affairs there, and showed him
that the work was practically shut
down on account of this scarcity of
men at that rate of wages. He then
advised me that he would authorize
the gold commissioner at Revelstoke
to Increase the rate to $.1 until such
'time as men could be had at the old
rate. Now, as you know, I have al-
��� ��� ways felt very keenly on the matter of
wages to our men on public works, and
I havo always endeavored to impress
on tbe government the necessity of
establishing this increased rate of
wages, but the fact of the matter Is
that tbis rate Is the established rate of
wages all through the Slocan, Rossland, Nelson, Revelstoke and tho different ridings of Yale, Lillooet and
Cariboo, whilo on the Fraser river and
the different portions of Vancouver
Island the rate, I am Informed, is only
12per day. lean assure you this Is a
matter on which I feel very keenly,
and I will always use every effort In
my power to keep the rate of wages at
as high a standard as is possible.
With kindest regards, and hoping to
see you in the courso of a week or ten
days, I remain,
Yours, etc.,
Tnos. Taylor
Victoria, May 7th, 1901.
So Says a Prominent Wholesaler
of Nelson
Thc bright prospect ahead of the
Lardeau district is confirmed dally
The latest evidence on the point Is by
Percy Chapman, manager of A. Mac
donald & Co.'s wholesale grocery
concern and a live business man
Referring to the subject Mr, Chapman
said to the Miner:
"I have just returned from a vory
successful business trip through tho
Lardeau country, having visited tho
towns of Ferguson, Trout Lako and
Camborne, calling at other towns en
route. I consider the prospects of tbat
seotlon very bright, and the construction of the Lardeau railroad to Selkirk
. means a groat deal for the wholesale
commercial Interest) of Nelson.
"The principal shipping mines nt
present are the Nettie L., Silver Cup
and Triuno, and rocont smelter returns
give to the latter property a profit of
close upon <S300 per ton. The opening
up of transportation facilities will give
the mining men a better opportunity
of showing what the Lardeau has to
send to the smelters.
"On visiting the different towns 1
have been shown very valuable specimens of ore, and took the opportunity
to intimate that oho Nolson board of
trade would like to have sumplos to
add to its collections here, Ti this ro-
iiuost tiie parties spoken to seemed
only too willing to acquiesce, and will
furnish Nolson with samples .that will
command (Mention.    I oonsider the
The passage of the Dunsmuir government's railway bill puts British
Columbia in the front rank of the
Canadian provinces In tho matter of
railway legislation, says the Tribune.
It marks the advance which publio
sentiment has been making for the
past ten years upon the railway question, and comes as close to government
ownership as present conditions will
admit. It is progressive legislation,
and is on the statute book to stay.
This, indeed, may be considered its
most Important characteristic. Like
the eight-hour law it may be regarded
as somewhat socialistic at first, but
the men who were instrumental in
placing it upon the statute book will
keep it thore during their term of office, and though successive governments may amplify it they will not
repeal It.
John Dorsey, representing the Lake
Shore Copper Mining and Development
company, today made a payment of
$4,000 to James Jarnel and W. B.
Bower on a $27,000 bond on the J. S.
claim, in Summit camp. He is also
developing the Blue Bell In the same
camp under similar conditions. The
amounts paid on account of the two
properties in the past three months
amount to $13,500.
A. k I
A Statement Concerning the Money
Expended Upon It In 1698
Tbe following answers by the minister of financo to questions asked by
Joseph Martin may prove of interest
to local readers:
1. Q. What security was deposited
by tho Arrowhead & Kootenav Railway company, under section 30 of tbeir
charter, with tbe minister of finance,
and date of deposit?
A. Five thousand dollars cash, October 7th, 1898.
2. Q. Was said security returned to
said company?  If so, when and why?
A, Security returned to the company
August 30th, 1899, satisfactory assurance having beon given that the - company bad complied with the provisions
of the act.
3. Q. Copies of any documentary evi
dence produced to tho minister of finance, showing that said company had
done $10,000 worth of work In surveys
or construction on or before .'10th'June,
A. Statement of expenditure according to paid vouchers recorded In
general superintendent's olllco, Vancouver, on account of Arrowhead &
Kootenay railway:
Engineering and sur-voys���
May $5,730 53
Juno   4,400 29
 $10,199 82
Grading, clearing, etc.���
May���wages $15,021 84
���     material ..   2,935 97
June���wages .... ,'12,233 46
���    material..   3,231 75
  54,323 02
$64,522 84
Statement of amounts expended and
paid on account of survoys and construction of Arrowhead & Kootenay
For surveys nnd engineering
expenses $ 5,830 58
For grading and clearing  15,808 42
$21,808 42
The Rossland Miner says editorially:
'There seems to bo a remarkable
unanimity of opinion that oue of tho
chief factors among tho causes which
aro rosponsiblo for tho temporary depression which is felt tn local mining
circles is tho failuro of certain influential parties entrusted with the management, of large properties, to properly
conduct their affairs,"
Another Important Strike
A Large Influx of People to the
Foreman B. Crilly of the Nettle L.
mine returned from a trip through the
lower country on Tuesday. Ho says
that if all the people who say they aro
coming to the Lardeau do come this
will be a warm camp.
The fan and appurtenances for use
in the lower workings will be here in
a few days, and men will then be taken
on to push development for tho season.
Manager Pool, who came down from
the mine a few days ago, says that another rich body of ore has just been
exposed while drifting along the vein
leading into their Ajax property. At
30 ft. from tho mouth of the winze in
the upper workings they havo from 0
to 16 inches of solid galena ore well
impregnated witb grey copper. It appears to make very little difference
which way they drive, drift or sink in
this mine, new finds aro constantly
being made,
It doesn't look very much like a
"blue outlook" to see such enormous
mining deals going through nearly
every week in this province as this
one. A Victoria despatch says: "The
biggest mining deal ever put through
in this section was consummated In
Victoria on the 8th, when two groups
of claims on Mount Sycker were sold
to a New York syndicate. The importance of the deal may be gathered from
the fact that the purchase price
amounted to $330,000, one quarter of
whioh is cash,"
The  Lardeau's  Ore  Values   Are
Surprising Them All
The Nelson Trlbuue is doing yeoman
work for this district, and almost every
Issue contains news derived from Lardeaultes who are constantly visiting
our wholesale centre. Here Is what
James Grant bad to say last Saturday
to n Tribune reporter:
"Tho want of a railway l.as been our
great drawback. Wo have some of
the richest mineral deposits iu thero
that are to be found In the province.
It is not every day that you meet with
properties that net $200 to the ton, and
yet we havo them there���properties
that pay this after rawhldlng, sleighing, steamhoatlng and railing the ores
to tho smolter. When all this expensive handling is done awny with you
can understand what a big thing we
havo in thero."
The Montreal Herald thinks tbere is
too much of Brother Jonathan in Canada. It amuses itself answering its
own questions: "Who bought the
claims, and made mines, from our prospectors in British Columbia? Americans! Who sold tbem to the Canadians
afterwards, pocketing fat profits? The
Americans! Who have developed our
wood pulp trade? Tho Americans!
Who sold us tho wonderful Stanley
mino? The Americans! Who startod
the iron industry in Sidney, Capo
Breton? The Americans! Who pocket tho millions therefrom? Tho
Americans! Who is the moving spirit
at Sault Ste Mario? An American I
Who have obtalnod elevator privileges
from    our    harbor   commissioners?
Americans! Wlio fail to build elevators and thereby help Buffalo? Americans! Who will gobble our meat export trade? The Americans. Wlio
wus called to reorganize the Grand
Trunk railway? An American! What
architects got tbe work for our largest
and finest buildings? Americans!
Who are the quickest to appreciate
and employ our smartest young men?
Tho Americans!"
If, as is confidently expected, there
are better days in store for the silver
market, then there is no reason why
North Kootenay should suffer much
from the drop in the price of lead. The
ores of the Lardeau are essentially silver ores, with a low percentage of
lead, and a rise of a few cents in silver
will-more than compensate for the loss
In lead.���Kootenay Mail.
Messrs. Joe Murray and T. H. Evans
returned yesterday morning from the
Saxton mineral claim on the south
fork of the south fork, where they
have been doing assessment work. Mr.
Evans will return to his south fork
properties in a few days, while Mr.
Murray will go to Murray creek to
start work on the Klondike group.
Lady of pleasant personality, largo
means, refined and generous, with
sweet disposition, will marry for love
and companionship. "Florence," 1210
Sheffield avenue, Chicago, 111.���Advt.
in News-Advertiser.
Should the Prospector Not Follow
His Ore ?
Matt. W. Alderson in a special article to ths Western Mining World
thinks that a prospector should "follow the ore," and tbat while a shaft is
more expensive, thero are too many
unnecessary risks taken in driving a
crosscut tunnel. In conclusion Mr.
Alderson says: " 'In multitude of
counsel there Is safety,'and the wise
prospector is he who profits by the
mistakes of others. Let. tbe prospector
make a rough survey of his ground, so
be will know just bow far the tunnel
will have to be run and what depth it
will attain under the outcrop of tbe
lead. It is not a bard tbing to do
Any good mechanic can give approximate figures with a square and level if
necessary. Let tho prospector then
figure the cost of running the tunnel
und tho cost of sinking to the same
depth, and compare the two. If he Is
right, let him go ahead, but be should
not go ahead with a tunnel until he is
sure bo is right."
H. M. Carter had four men packing
supplies to the Union Jack group, a
couple of miles from town, yesterday,
Today he and John McTaggart will
commence assessment wurk. An 80 (t.
tunnel has already been driven, but
the entire assessment for tho group
will necessitate another 50 ft. this season. This property is likely to ohange
hands shortly.
No less than four carloads of freight
is enrouto for Ferguson from the Landing, and this is only a starter.
From two to four freight trains are
arriving in Ferguson dally, loaded
with provisions and trunks for mer
chants nntl new arrivals in tho commercial centre of the Lardeau.
II. A. Ackert has purchased the old
brewery property, and will fit it up ns
soon as possible. Arrangements are
now being mado for a plant and brewer
and a home product will shortly bo
placed on tho market.
How about cleaning up your back
yards? Tbis done, and a few more
rods of sidewalk, would add oonsider-
ably to the attraction and convenience
of tho town, especially to the newcomers who art arriving dally.
to Supply All
ill be a
The Lardeau Light & Power Company, Limited, has submitted its
undertaking to the government for
approval, and approval having been
given the objects of the company aro
published in the current issue of thc
Gazette. They are: "To construct a
dam across the south fork of tho Lardeau river, West Kootenay district, at
a point nine hundred feet above thc
the junction of the north and south
forks of the said river, (immediately
below the town of Ferguson) to acquire
land as a site for a power station and
as a right of way along the line of tho
Intended flume, to convey the water by
means of the said flume to the power
house, at which place the water is to
be used for the development of power.
That for the purpose of generating
powor the company have obtained r.
record of three hundred inches of
water from the said south fork.
" The purpose to which the power is
proposed to be devoted is to construct
and maintain a system of electric lighting, to supply any form of power and to
furnish electric lighting and electric
power to the towns of Forguson an.!
Trout Lake." The company undertakes to have $5,000 of its capital subscribed for the purpose of the power
works within six months and the works
must be commenced in nine montht
and be completed in one year and sh
Frank Holten and W. Shannon, who
aro down from the SunBet group for a
few days, inform the Eagle that they
have driven 55 ft. of tunnel and 15 ft.
of a crosscut on the property during
the past winter. In tho faco of the
tunnel tho ledge matter is well mineralized,but tho crosscut has not reached
tbe other wall as yet. Considering the
work done the prospects aro satisfactory.
All the big slides up the north fork
are down and travelling is difficult;
but another two weeks should allow
pack horses to reach Circle City,
though later than last season. Bears
are out again and seem plentiful.
The manager of the Sunset is ev
pectcd here dully, when :i larger force
of mon will be put on. The Metropolitan, too, will bo tho scone ot considerable activity beforo many wooks.
Never in the history of British Columbia was thero greater need ol A
MAN than tho present time; nevo."
was thoro such a troldon opportunity to
win fume and thc lasting gratitude of f.
long Buffering pooplo. Tho condition
to which tho public affairB of the province have been brought through the
manipulations of a set of incompetents
is simply scandalous. Tho amount of
injury done the country in consequence
is incalculable. And tho painful feature of tho situation is that there does
net seem any .likelihood of a change
for the better boing made in the immediate future. What is needed is a man
���one with the ability and the courage
to lako hold of the tangled affairs,
unravol them, place himself at the
head of a party representative of the
people and establish a .strong, capable
government, There does not seem to
be a man in the legislature as it is at
present composed competent to undertake the taek.-Rossland Miner. Advertising Rates: Display ads., (1.50 por
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fully rich, and if the money spent
on account of it is spent in it, investors may be sure ot large dividends promptly realized."
It would probably be impossible
to put more solid truth into as little
space than does the editor of the
Kootenaian   when   he   says:    " If
eastern people with money to invest would put it directly into the
ground and not into the pockets of
mining brokers, they would stand
some  chance of  getting   it   back
with  a goodly amount added for
interest.     There   are   hundreds of
properties, rich in mineral and easy
of access, lhat are crying out for
development.    It does not require
any large expenditure to show whether or not these properties are of
sufficient value to warrant any further   expenditure.    To   mine on a
syndicate basis, where the money
is put up as it is needed for development work or to meet payments
on  purchase price, is to my mind
nn economical and profit producing
method to adopt.    The  unloading
of the hundreds of wild cats on the
unsuspecting   eastern   public,   and
the consequent dropping ol an  immense amount of  money,  should
have the effect of bringing these
eastern people to their senses, and
making them see that   ihey have
gone  entirely the wrong way about
it to make their fortunes from the
���richly laden hills of the great Pacific province. One hundred Ihousand
dollars spent on  the floor of the
stock  exchange does not drive a
tunnel a foot farther  in a mining
property in British Columbia, and
consequently it does not assist in
the slightest way to make that one
hundred thousand dollars one cent
more valuable. Of course gambling
and love are the only two instincts
that are universal.    As long as the
public  is willing to gamble on mining stocks and go into it merely
with that end in view, they can be
left to look after themselves, and
do as they please about it.   As a
gamble they must be prepared to
lose their stakes, and on account of
that loss they show themselves but
poor gamblers if they complain and
- berate the country as one possessing no  mineral riches.    They can
be disinis   .!, but those who invested in mining, stocks as a business,
and pul  up their money as a business transaction, should now look
about them for a means to recoup
themselves.   The only way to do
this is to deal directly with the properties ;   to  put   money into the
ground instead of into the pockets
of the stockbrokers, and  in time
they will reap their reward.    The
investments thus far have been altogether too precipitious, and those
jptiliiiij* iiptlie money did  not lend
th'u Mnnilcst
instinct that!
fossful in other lines to the safeguarding of their mining investments. I" this way, they have but
���themselves to blame;   and  again,
The editor of mines and minerals
(Western Mining World) in a re*
cent article on cross-cut tunnels
says ol those driven for prospecting
purposes: "A person who goes into
them as a business venture must
expect a large amount of uncertainty. They are supposedly based
upon geological probabilities, but
as there is nothing more uncertain
than the continuity and uniformity
of vein deposits there is a very
large element of chance in any such
proposed tunnel."
This will undoubtedly be a banner year for mining. The great
accumulation of ready cash in the
money centres now looking for investment is somewhat startling.
All the bonds, warrants and other
securities offered are greatly sought
after at astonishingly low rates of
interest. The railroads, owing to
excessive high selling prices, do
not pay to exceed 3 per cent., and
a great majority of them much less.
Thus it will be seen that other
outlets must be found. Mining
seems to be the only channel left to
invest in. Those who a few years
ago would throw up their hands in
holy horror at the mere mention of
investing in mines and stocks, evidently have changed their minds,
and have come to the conclusion
that mining offers better returns
today than any other investment in
which money can be placed.
Mining companies- must have
directors, officers, clerks, offices,
etc., but why a labor union should
t-lect men to look after tbeir own
ahTairs is a puzzler to some men.
American capital is coming into
British Columbia for legitimate
mining investment. No better criterion is needed to demonstrate
that this country possesses the rich
natural resources we lay claim to.
American practical mining men put
Rossland on a sound pay roll basis,
sold to English and Canadian companies, cleaned up fortunes, and
after enjoying life elsewhere for a
time are again seeking another
haul. Drop in this way gentlemen,
but make up your minds to stay
awhile, for then we are assured ol
business management, dividend-
payers, a big pay roll and mining
below ground. Palatial offices,
numerous clerks, glass observatories, boulevards, etc., are all right-
in England, but it requires experienced and practical mining men to
make a success of mining in British
Columbia. The Lardeau has the
mineral, and transportation will
soon be provided; now we want
some experienced mining men with
money and push. The rest will
On e feature from which the mining industry has suffered severely is
the over capitalization of mining
companies. A company capitalized
at over $1,000,000 at present in
this province has a hard row to
hoe. Say a company's shares are
sold at 10 cc nts a share and the
capitalization is $2,000,000. This
means that ti'ie property owned
must be worth .$200,000, which is,,
of course, rather doubtful at the
present stage of development
reached in this camp. Just how it
is that business men do not give
their investments in mining stock
companies careful consideration is
more than the Eagle can tell.
When the public learnt', that capitalization does not mean value and
becomes content to invest in companies with a moderate number of
shares, there will be less money
lost in mining stocks, ami more
business ability displayed by those
who help to enrich the brokers.
Sash and Doors
R. Davis, Prop.
Ferguson Saw Mill
I am prepared to fill orders for
any description or quantity of
Lumber on the shortest notice.
I am agent for	
-���Sawyer Bros.'	
 Sash and Door	
and will be pleased to fill orders.
The Eagle desires to inform the
Calgary Herald (an authority on
cattle ranching and low wages)
that there are more mismanaged
mines in this province than mismanaged labor unions. It is grossly unfair for mine managers to shift
the blame upon the labor unions.
The silver-lead depression, smelter
and refinery trusts, excessive transportation charges, over capitalization of companies, a lot of
capitalistic legislators, and a host
of mine managers who know as
little about mining as the miners do
of wine suppers, have more to do
with the present awkward condition than the imaginery troubles
put forth by the Calgary Herald.
Unfortunately   the     members    of
The Eagle believes that the
Lardeau miners' union is composed
of a cool-headed and sensible membership; men who have good judgment, and men who have no other
thought than to simply provide tor
themselves in case of sickness or
distress, and joining with thousands
of their fellow men in an endeavor
to retain certain privileges meted
out to them by present-day legislators. With the constant consolidation of capitalistic interests,
smelter and refinery trusts, transportation charges, taxes imposed
by the government, and the general
slump in the price of silver and lead
owing to manipulation hy the
great trusts, it is natural for mine
owners to place the blame upon the
other fellow, and as a means of
bringing the government to their
way of thinking, shut down their
mines altogether or threaten a cut
in wages. And right at this point
is where we, as a community dependent upon the mining industry,
are involved, The depressing effects of the turmoil of two years
ago in the Kootenays are just beginning to blow over, and with
transportation in sight, and the silver and lead market gradually
creeping back to its old standard,
the outlook is encouraging. Surely
the men who have faced adversities
in this district together for the past
number of years will still stand
fast, and the one who will throw
this camp into discord over the
scale of wages to be paid underground will have reason to be very
much ashamed of himself. The
Nelson and Slocan miners' unions
have jurisdiction over their respective districts, During the recent
trouble as to wages the one (Nelson) secured a raise from $3 a day
to $3.25, while the Slocan scale
was lowered Irom $3.50 to $3.25
for certain underground work. In
southeast Kootenay and the Boundary, each under the jurisdiction ot
their respective unions, the scale is
$3.50 a day; while in Rossland,
where much machinery is in use,
the wages are higher for some
work and lower in other cases.
The Lardeau miners' union has
complete jurisdiction over that portion of country between the
Arrow lakes and Kootenay
lakes, a big territory, and the existing scale ot wages tor underground
laborers is $3.50 per shift of eight
NO. t K. W. C. BLOCK, NEL:30N, B. C.
Gold, Silver-Lend an d Coppor Mines wanted at tho EXCHANGE. FREE
MILLING   GOLD properties wanted at onoe lor Eastern  investors.
Parties lie vlng mln'ing property For Sale arc requested to send samples
of thoir oro to the EX< .'HANOE tor exhibition. . '
All samples should, be sent by express prepaid. Correspondence
solicited.   Address all communication to
P. O. Box 700,      NELSON, B. C.
Hotel Ferguson
The lar is supplied with the lest Irands 0/
(Pines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
��� Men.   Tenderfeet comforted.
Rates S2,00> day and upwards.
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
unions do not control  the  legisla-
ructiun of ilm busi.ieis j ture.    If they did there would be a
has  made  them  sue- sudden change in the political and
mining arena, a change which hours, not a cent too much when
would place the rich natural re-j other conditions are taken into consources of this provineo on an sideration. Therefore $3.25 a shift
equal   footing with   other mining: is not union wages in the Lardeau,
hey eannOt condemn the country'countries;   a provinco where money as is the case in the Nelson  and
1  i.cco'unt of ihe fact that they���!could not only be miiJe by stuffing Sandon districts only.   The Eagle
oolishly put up their money with-j gold bricks, but  where handsome earnestly hopes that there will be
Lots 1 to 14 in Block 39.
Lots 3 to 28 in Block 38.
Lots 8 to 14 ill Block 40.
Lots 1   to 8 in   Block 8 on Viotoria
A snap at present prices.   Write or
call at tha Eaglo Office.
Trade. Mark*
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whetUer an
Invention Is probably patentable. Communication, strictly (lonadentlal. Handbook on Patanta
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patenta taken through Munn & Co. receive
spado! none, without charge, in the
Scientific Hnericfflt.
A hiindiomeiy t)lu*trat��d weekly. 1.intent elr.
ciilatlon of any ���rjiontlflo Journal. Terms, IS ���
yenr: four montbe, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNaiCfc"""** New York
Brftunh Offloe. 625 F Bt, Washington, D. C. I
Hotel Lardeau
J. Laughton, Proprietor.
Edison    Phonographs    and    Records,    Quaker
Vapor Baths.    Clothing, etc., Cleaned and Dyed.
J. W. BENNETT, Revelstoke Station, B. C.
Wholewle Denier   Id
... Wines, Liquors and Cigars...
The Beet Goods Only.
Stock Larao aud Complete,
out    knowing  what   the   returns
would be.   The country is wonder-
returns for legitimate mining propositions, would be tbe result.
no trouble on this score in the Lar*
Solloltor* of Amarloan and Foreign Patent*, D**lgn*,Trad*marka,Copy-
right*.   Will return faa If Patent la not aeourad.   Sand for
I nvanter'a Guid*, or How to flat a Patent.
WMentlon this Papar and sacura tptolal rates.**** w
to '
io Canada ia to bave a mint; not In
Vancouver or Now Denver, but in Ottawa, whore it seems to be most needed.
Kurope manufactures about 2,000,000
square yards ol looking glass every
year. What a paradise it must be lor
vanity and old maids.
If a man thinks he is wronged and
tells you bis troubles, don't -say there
Is another side to the story, or ho will
think you are a fool. Exhibit patience.
T.A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. R. c. P. & s.   [Queen's University,]
Provincial Coroner, Etc,
Ferguson, B. C.
The supplementary estimates tn the
provincial legislature provide for $120,-
1)00 for the reception of tho Duke and
Duchess of York. What fools we mortals be, 	
A telegram of twelve words is sent
to any part of New Zealand by simply
affixing to it a -12 cent stamp. The
people own tbe telegraphic -system la
that country.
Oh, dear, no! capital isn't co-operating. The latest consolidation is that
of American locomotive works. Tho
capital of the new company is only
fifty million dollars.
It is estimated tbat a million Bales
agents and other middle men have lost
their occupations during the past four:
years owing to trustification of capital,
They'll catch on after awhile.
C. P. R. stock is now played with on
Wall street. The big 'spiel will soon
come off. Canada will wake up some
morning and be breakfasting in Uncle
Sam's domain, the home of tbe trust
J. Flerpont Morgan has crossed the
pond on a holiday tour. It wouldn't
surprise the Eagle to learn that while
over there ho has bought Canada for
the purpose of amusing himself for the
next few years.
Office: No. 10 First Ave.
:   :   :   P. O. Box 37   :   :   :
: : V. & N. PnONE 233 : :
Established at Hossland,
:   :   :   :   i 1896 :   :   :   :   :
Promoting of Mining Deals and
Stock Companies a Specialty
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B, C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
Solicitors lor Imperial Bank oi Canada,
Geo, 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvoy.
A. M. Pinkham.
J.M.Scott, B.A.,L.L.B.
Revelstoke, B. C.
A Broadway publisher Insists on
paying his employees every night for
the day's work. Says he can't go to
sleep owing anyone money. He hasn't
been tbis far west, where we peacefully
slumber 'neath the shadow of our
Too much gambling in wild-cats, too
much manipulating of stool���, too
heavy capitalization of mining companies, and ton much trust control of
the lead product is playing sad havoc
witb many mining sections today.���
Cranbrook Herald. Bight you are,
Mr, Simpson.
An exchange tells of the marriage
of a couple to whieh the groom invited
an old aunt of bis in the country. Tho
cards were Bwell affairs and in one
corner bore the inscription "chilren
not allowed." After scanning it closely
over her specs the dear old auntje
said: "That's all right, but they'll
have 'em just the same,"
International socialism is tbe evolution theory applied to social science.
Jt is the effort of tho working class,
brain workers and hand workers together, to solve the problem thrust
upon them by the development of modern machinery and tbe consequent
division of society into those wbo must
can live without working and those
wbo must work without half a chance
to live���a division growing ever
sharper and more complete.
The Eagle Is favored with a large
amount of abuse, sometimes with justice: but it can lay claim to some good
points after all. It never speaks of a
dying person as "lying at death's
door"; It has sworn off speaking of the
groom as "a rising young business
man," and the bride as "a highly
popular young lady"; a funeral is not
spoken of as "tbe last sad rites,"
where "a large concourse of friends"
came "to pay their last tokens of respect"; it never speaks of the town of
Ferguson as "this city"; tbe drunken
stiff getting over his last toot is never
feelingly referred to as "recovering
from his recent indisposition"; wild
cats ate never knowingly styled "good
prospects," or good prospects "shipping mines"; and no mining shark can
treat the editor to a bit's worth of
booze and get t5 worth of advertising.
These are all good points about the
Eagle. And thoy are only mentioned
because the bad points are so evident
that it is a wonder the Eaole staff
were not lynched long ago.
Rubber Stamps
Having secured the Lardeau agoncv ior
a Rossland firm of rubber stamp menu-
fucturors, we are now prepared to tako
orders ior anything in this line,
We have connections with
mining men and capitalists
in the United States and
Eastern Canada, and can
find the necessary money
to work and develop meritorious silver-lead properties. If you have claims
with line surface showing,
carrying good values,
please write to us at once
and we will find the right
party to take hold.
Yours respectfully,
Take notico that I, the undersigned co-owner
with youol the Ukary mineral claim, situated
at the headquarters of Lake creek and Haley
creek, In the Trout Lake Mining Division ol
West Kootcnny, in the province ol llrltMi
Columbia, have performed and recorded
the assessment work and made thc expenditure required to be done and recorded on the
above mineral chilm for the year 191)0, undo
section 21 of the Mineral Act, and the year for
which work was dona and expenditure mad.
having expired, I hereby give you notico pursuant to section 4 of the Mineral Aet Amendment Act, to contribute your proportion ol
such expenditure for tho year 1900 within
ninety days from the first publication hereof.
Dated at Ferguson this 11th day of March,
A. D. 1901.   .
Per Agent, Robt. Foran.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium   .   ,
Tho most completo resort on tho continent
of North America. Situated midst scenery
unrivalled for grandeur. Routing, tlshlng
and excursions. Resident physician and
nurse. In telegrnphlc communication with
all parts of tho world. Tvm mails arrive and
departevery day. Its baths cure all nervous
and muscular diseases :.sb waters heal al)
kidney, liver and stomach ailments. Its
baths and waters are e. suro remedy against
all argentiferous poisons. TERMS : $15 to
118 per wcok, according to residence in hotel
or villas.
Showing    the   position of the
streams, mountains and passes,
waterways,   evory claim in tbo
Trout lake mining district, the
trails and wagon roads, locution
of surveyed railways, aud evory
',', thing which will assist an out-
< > sider  to  acquaint himself with
11 our district.      Tho production
ot this map has been taken hold
��� ��� of by two of the best fitted men
'' for the purpose in the province,
MeBBrs. A. P. Cummins, P.L.S.,
and S. Shannon, B. A., both hav-
J! ing personal and practical kuow-
v ledge' of the district.
The map is to be beautifully
lithographed in five colors and
entirely free from advertising
matter of any kind.
The urgent necessity for such
a complete map, probably 40 x 40
has long been felt by all persons
'' Interested in this district; and it
is a pleasure to note that two
suoh able men have decided to fill
the bill. The Price, the same
', l to all, haa been placed at the
sum of $1.00, prepaid to any
If You  Want one or More
Send your address at
once to
The Lardeau Eagle
Ferguson, B. O.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Service" 'n Eagle hall every
Suntlny at 3 p.m    junday school at 2 p.m.
Trout LakoCit1*. Services in Forrcstor's
hall every u an day at 7:iW p.m. Sunday
school at 2:30p.m.
REV. H. J. GREEN. Pastor.
The Eagle Hall
now ready for parties desiring to secure
it for public purposes. For prices, etc.,
Visible Writing; From Start to Finish.
Permanent Alignment. Durable and
Thousands in use in Canada, Groat
Britain, France, Italy, United States,
Mexico, etc, giving entire satisfaction.
The Williams Manufacturing Co.,
Limited, Montreal.
The Thomson Stationery Co., Vancouver, B.C.
Packing and
Ferguson Packing and
Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered into for paoking of Mining Supplies, etc., to any
point in the distriot.
Good,  prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from Thomson's Landing to Ferguson a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C. ***Jj^ S. Daney, Proprietor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
The Union Label
On everything you buy Is a guarantee
that tiie producers theroof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production.
Insist on having the label.
See that this Label is on all Clotliing you buy
Smoke Cigars
And at all times insist on the
box bearing the blue label,
It belps manufacturers to see the force
of paying fair and honest wages.
The Label Committee, C, M. I. U
United Bate of North America
ilm t-niied Hatters
of North America,
When you are buying u 1'Vll HAT
(���finer soft or Mitt,
see to it that thu
gonnino UNION
labelissmvod In it.
li a retailer has
Inoso labels in his
possession and offers to put one in a
liat for yon, do not
patronize him. He
has not any light to have loose labels. Loose
labels in retaif .stores are counterfeits. Do not
listen to any explanation h* to why tho hat
has no label. The (ienuiuc I'niou Label is
perforated on the four edges exactly tbe same
as a postage stamp. Counterfeits are sometimes perforated on three of tlie edges, ami
sometimes only on two. Keep a sharp lnokout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturer* are using them in order to pet rid of
their scab-mado hats. The John B. Stetson
Co. and Henry H. Roelofs & Co., both of I'hila-
delphia, Pa., are non-union concerns,
JOHN A. MOFFITT. President,
Orange, N. J.
JOHN PHILLIP. Secretary,
j4 797 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bast and "West
from   Vancouver    to    Alaska,  Capo
Nome, Australia, Now Zealand, China,
Through tickets to and from England
and the Continent.
Por time tables, rates and full information apply to local agents.<
J. S. CARTER,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P, A., Melion.    A.Q.P.A., Vancouver.
The Supply Point
for Lardeau's
Richest Mines:
rE C. P. R. are now pushing construction work on the Lardeau
branch, which will be completed
as far as the foot of Trout lake this summer. Once the railway reaches this
point the producing mines right around
Ferguson will only have to haul their
ores to a point this side of the lake, and
it will no longer be Thomson's Landing,
which is now so familiar, but Trouf
Lake Landing. From the point where
loaded our ores will be barged to Selkirk
City, and for the present, at least, se-n.
out to Nelson or Kaslo.
While construction is going on, the
manv mining companies now operating j
in the camp are making ready to ship }
ore this season or as soon as possible. |
These mine-owners need supplies, and j
those supplies are purchased in Fergu- |
son. And why not? for Ferguson is I
the place where the mines arc, the pay 1
roll centre. \
The building activity in Ferguson,
and the rapidity with which lots are
changing hands, shows very clearly
which way the wind blows.
Towns may be moved, but mines cannot j that is one reason why an investor
in Ferguson real estate is secured. All
who have seen the Ferguson townsite
aver that it is the natural centre of
Lardeau's mines. Its neatly laid out
appearance, its unique position at the
base of the Great Northern, Nettie L.
and Silver Cup-Triune hills, all tend to
increase its certainty of becoming the
Rossland-Sandon of the Lardeau.
Lots range in price from $75 for inside
residential, $100 for corner; to $150 for
inside business, $200 for corner.
For prices of Lots, etc.,
apply to HENRY FLOYD,
Sole Agent, Revelstoke, B.C. On the Wing
Lew Thompson is expected back
from England by June 1st.
U. Lookie-Ewlng will return from
Glasgow, Scotland, next month.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Didisheim have returned to Rovelstoke from the old
Police constablo Snell is making it
interesting for delinquent revenue tax
payers theso days.
A local mining deal evolving a cash
payment of over 130,000 will be recorded tbe first woek (n June.
��� Tho Halcyon hot springs aro being
well patronized this season, which promises to eclipse all former records.
Rev. S. J. Green has received a
second appointment as spiritual caretaker at Trout Lake and Ferguson.
Gardening Is quite the fashion these
days, and another six weeks here will
see some of tbo finest "green goods" In
tho district,
Prospectors and claim holders
should not overlook renewing their
licenses by the 31st. Procrastination
may cause trouble in four languages.
* Speoial attention is directed to
Andrew F. Rosonberger's advt. in this
issue. No stocks to sell; a strictly
legitimate mining bureau. Write him
at once.
T. Gallon & Co., dealers ln ore bags,
twines, etc., Nelson, will open an office
and store in Feiguson on or about
June 1st. See tbeir advt, elsewhere in
this issuo.
The publisher of the Eagle will
esteem it a great favor if, when corresponding with advertisers, patrons will
mention that they saw their ad. in this
paper. It will be of mutual benefit to
all concerned.
Phoenix Pioneer: Wednesday was
pay day in camp, and over $50,000 was
-distributed for wages alone, as follows:
Miner-Graves syndicate, J21.000:
Dominion Copper company, 160,000;
Snowshoe, $3,500.
Ferguson enjoyed the novel experience last Sunday of having church
services without a preacher. No fault
could be tound with the sermon. The
new choir, tho best tbis far west,
seems to be a good drawing card.
B. Crilly of the Nettie L. was in
Nelson last week, and after the Tribune reporter got through with him It
must be acknowledged tbat the Lardeau district Is strictly all right. All
eyes are fixed on the Lardoan.
H. M. Carter returned to the pay
rail centre on Saturday, after having
spent a pleasant winter at coast points.
He is glad to be "home" again, and
will at once commence assessment
work on his claims in this camp.
Lorenzo Wisener, an old time Lar-
deauite, returned to Ferguson from
the Vernon district, where he spent
the winter, on Monday last, Chas.
Short, Peter Cameron and Jos. Disjardlne will also return about June 1st,
John B. Kerr, president and managing editor of the Rossland Miner, has
been succeeded by C. A. Gregg. Mr.
Kerr was tendered a farewell banquet
before leaving Rossland, where he was
exceedingly popular among all classes.
3. Daney, Ferguson's freighter and
packer, accompanied by Mrs. Daney,
is now in the Okanagan country. He
will bring back the pack train lie sent
out last fall, and alio bring additional
horses, including a oouple of four-
horse freight teams.
S. H. Worthlngton of Nelson, formerly of Calgary, is in town, looking
around with a view to settling hero. If
he decides to remain in the camp, Mrs,
Worthlngton will join him and they
will take up their residence in Ferguson.
Tho Eagle must raise an objection
to tho Nettie L. people blocking the
streets of the pay roll centre with
sacked ore. Ovor 800 sacks piled up
ln front of this office makes it woll
nigh impossible for anxious citizens to
come in and donate $2 to tho circulation manager.
It is proposed on the electric railway
between Berlin and Hamburg to ob-
sMnspeeds of 125 to 150 miles an hour
for passenger trains, butifrelght trains
will be moved by steam as beforo. The
passenger ears will be despatched
singly at intervals ot ten minutes, and
will make the Journey In a little over
ao hour, Tbe flying machine onnu
Hugh Ross is in town.
S. A. Sutherland is down at the
Landing rustling up freight.
John Bielby has purchased two lots
in block 39 and will erect a residence
next month.
Miss Mabel Thomson, of Thomson's
Landing, Is a new dining room waitress at the Hotel Ferguson.
S. Shannon, B.A., and Frank Holten,
who left for Revelstoke a few days ago,
are expected back this evening.
Strangers are now hitting the town
daily. Hotel business is picking up a
little, and merchants report a gradual
increase in sales.
Patronize the Eagle's advortlsors.
They appreciate the efforts of a newspaper tbat makes Lardeau's mineral
resources known to the world.
The present school building is only
available until the summer holidays
set in. The government public school
will be provided during the holiday
Jas, Grant has returned to tbe district, and as soon as possible will eommeneo work on the Cromwell, whioh is
now under bond to tbe Miller-Warner
syndicate at a big figure.
W. W. Atkinson of Calgary, a brother of J. Atkinson, wbo has been in
Ferguson for years, struck the metropolis on Sunday. He and his brother
intend- 6olng some assessment work
the fore part of the season..
R. Foran's dwelling house is well
under way. Miss Davis' Is completed.
The plasterers are through with the
Lade residence on Knob hill and are
now engaged at S. Shannon's. S,
Duney's residence is completed and
now occupied.
The Canadian Socialist League, with
headquarters in Toronto, has arranged
to place an organizer In the field. He
will visit British Columbia during tbe
summer, and tbe organization throughout tho province will be put into,
practical shape.
A fine line of new type and other
printing office equipments from Miller
& Richard, typofounders, Toronto,
along with a large stock of stationery
from Buntin, Reid & Co., paper manufacturers, Toronto, will arrive on today's freight teams for the Eagle.
Wm. Schnell, Ferguson's tonsorial
artist, intends opening a shop in Trout
Lake. A Sandon barber will execute
all branches of the art with ambidextrous dexterity In the pay roll centre,
while William will manipulate the
sharp-edged tools and enjoy a muoh-
needed rest 'mid the balmy breezes of
the lake.
Spring Tonics
are now in order. I have just
received a large assortment of
the best preparations.
Chloride of Lime
The best disinfectant known.
Prevents disease and promotes
A fine line of school books,
scribblers, writing tablets, envelopes, etc,
Flower Seeds
A choice variety of the best on tho
maiket.  Write at once to
KevelKloke, B. C.
When you reach
Trout Lake City
register at the
Abrahamson Bros., Prop'ri
Good accommodation, best service, choice wines, liquors and
cigars, fire proof safe, rates
Tooth brushes, tooth powders
and lotions, shaving accessories,
toilet soaps, bath brushes, preparations for chafed hands, etc,
in large variety..
The purest drllgs obtainable and
dispensed with accuracy, night
or day,
A. F. Rankine,
Eagle BtiiLDiNG.
Barred Plymouth Rod Eggs
(best American  strain), $1.50
per setting of 13,   Write to
H. E. R. SMYTHE, Revelstoke, B. O.
Half cash, balance in sixty
days, will buy
Lot 7, Block i
(opposite S.
Shannon's Assay     Office.)
This offer holds
mod till Ma; 81.
Write or call on "0,
1-1." at Eagle Office.
The 01 Laundry
���^^   Corner Vickers Avenue
'   ^^-and Queen Street,
will be rendy for business on Monday, June 3rd. First class laundry
work guaranteed,   Trial solicited,
Carpets, Floor Otis,
Linoleum, Wall Paper,
Blinds, etc. Agent for
Pianos, Sewing * Machines, etc. Mailorders
promptly  attended'" to.
1 *
Imperial Bank
*���*���������      of Canada.
CAPITAL 12,500,000.00.
BEST ��1,725,000.00.
General Bankhu business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits In savings
Department at current rates.
H. Edwards*^
Deer Heads, Birds, Etc.
Mounted, Furs and Skins
Tanned and DresBed.
Third Street  ^.Revelstoke
R. S. Wilson-
������m *m4>��**>*m'*��m��K4��m^
California Wine Co.,
Limited, Nelson, B. C.
Wines and
Agents for Calgary Beer.
In tho Lardeau
For Sale
Working Bond
or Lease
Promoters   of   Legitimate   Mining
T. Gallon & Co.
Ore Bags
t. O. Box 217, Nelson, B. C.
Leading Store
We are now preparing for the
season's trade. >
In addition to the immense stock
of staple goods which we have on
hand, a carload of assorted Groceries
and a carload of Ogilvie's famous
Hungarian Flour are now this side
of Arrowhead, portions of which
are arriving by every freight team.
We are the miners' complete outfitters���no order too large for us.
And our prices correspond with the
silver market.     ��������� i
Try one of our new Stetson Hats.
Just in���all shapes and colors.
McKinnon &
The Post Office ��tore
Summer Freight now
arriving. Watch for
announcement next
issue of tlie Eagle.
... \
Greo. B. Batho & Co.
Pioneer Store
Cummins &Co
Ferguson and Ten-Mile
Ask for our ��� ���
Popular Brands:
Fenton's Choice
U and I ��� ��� ���
Nation's Pride ���
Canada's Own ���
Moss Rose ��� ���
Silver Spray   ���
Chew ���
Union-Made *��
ed by
i to Wt
successors to Wagner-Fen ton Tobacco Co., Leamington, Out.
8TARKKY -ft Co.,Nnlnon, B.C., Agenti for the Kootnmyt
Sold by UKO. 1*. IIAT1IO & CO., FerjEUHon, B.C.
IO. B. Hume & Co.f
 Wholesale and Retail  |;-
General Merchants |
Tho largest Importers In North Kootonay. %
Stores at Revelstoke and Trout Lake City, B. C. f
Everybody   Our Special
smokes     AND	
-  The Union
They arc all Union made and of the
best Havana Tobacco monoy can
buy. Try ono and stitlsfy yourself
ns to thoir quality.
Co., Revelstoke.
Citizens ofthe Lardeau District
When you come to Revelstoko to do your shopping, remember that
Bourne Bros.
have the largest  anil  best  assorted  stocl:  In  North  Kootonay.
Compare our prices and seo our goods before purchasing elsewhere,
Mail Orders Promptly Filled


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