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Vol. IV, No 21.
Ferguson, B. C, JULY 3, 1903.
$2 a Year
J Dl
to the New Gold Fields
on Poplar and Rapid
Creeks���Good Assay
The EACLE'S contention that the
mountains in tbe Lardeau are a vast
storehouse of gold is only boginning to
be demonstrated as the hills become
prospected and enough work is dono so
that it may be known what is below the
grass roots. Tho Eaole has expressed the opinion repeatedly that a great
wide zone exists from Fish river, across
the range, taking iu the Ophir-Lade:
Badshot, Nottie L., Triune, Silvor Cup
and on to Poplar and Rapid crocks.
Somo prospectors in doing their assessments this spring on Rapid creek,
happened to notico bits of gold sticking out of the quartz. Since then tlie
prospectors working in the vicinity
have paid better attention to the quartz
they were taking out, with the rosult of
finding lots of tho yellow metal. A
week ago It was found in larger quan
titles, end it caused great excitement
when it became known on the outside
that thore was lots of quartz in sight
which assayed $11,1)00 to the ton.
It has been proven that the uew
strike's are directly in line, lying in the
same bolt or zone as tho leads that are
turning out so rich on Fish creek near
Camborno, and it seems tbat the ex
treme ends of the zone are muoh alike
ln formation, in the character of quartz
and in the quality of native gold.
Thero is a vast area of ground lying
between these two points, easily followed and easy to prospect, but as yet
only partially exploited; in fact, only
examined here and there at Intervals.
There are, however, a number of mag*
nificent properties located in tbe belt.
Some arc steady shippers, others are
only ln tho prospeot stage, yet while
many of these earry high values which
is mado up mostly in silver, they all
contain values in gold.
Experience in mining teaches ono
that, the lirst best thing to do in setting
out to prospect for precious minerals Is
to find a good mineral belt and then go
to work systematically to And leads
that aro not located. Veins of mineral
run In zones, but the different veins of
a zone differ very muoh ln quality,
quantity and value, so while there is
one good known lead there are certainly others it they can be found.
The best or the poorest may have been
the first located, but1] there are a thousand chances of one finding the best at
any time, and no matter how much tho
ground may have been: prospected.
It would be absurd for one to say
that there Is not better ground open
for location tn tba -jj^brtJoular zone of
which this article; refers particularly,
than what people are now going
wild about today, for there are miles
of ground ln the space between Poplar
creek and Camborne, of whioh Ferguson is the centre, and It has been proven that the gold continues all the way.
Jack Chism was down to the scene of
the prosent excite*��Mnt a month since,
before there was any particular excitement, and be locatedfour claims quite
near tbe claims from which the present excitement emanated. Chlsm's
olaims lie between Poplar and Rapid
creeks. One group Is called the Heels
and Jack says the quartz looked good
to him, though no gold was visible to
the naked eye, The other group*, the
Skookum, has fine, clean looking white
quartz, and a lead four feet wide; s,
pretty vein with free walls and cutting
tbe formation, but Iio did uot hope it
would carry high values.
Since ho has heard of the excitement
he got the samples assayed and was
elated to find the smaller vein on the
Hecla carries a value of $31) in free
gold. Tho white quartz from the Skookum gives a value of $17, so Mr. Chism
very properly thinks he has somothing
decidedly good. Beforo ho left the
property a month ago he uncovered the
ledgo for a distance of 300 feet, or
rather he uncovered it every 50 foet for
tho above distance and broke oil' a bit
of the quartz. So the sample assayed
from the Hocla was what an expert
would call a fair test.
- Lardeau .Hues.
The Vancouver Province of June
26th, has the following to say as regards our mines In this district:
"The roports of extremely rich discoveries in the Lardeau district, which
havo been received recently, cannot bo
entirely floutod even by the most pessimistic. The reports may bo exaggerated, although it is to be hoped that
they aro not; but that the whole district is extremely valuable from a mineral standpoint was long ago placod beyond dispute. There has been a disposition on tho part of those who would
depreciate our mineral country to say
that the properties in the Lardeau are
pockety aud cannot last very'long.
This probably has beon found to he tho
case in some instances, but we have as
assuredly other instances in which the
continuity of large ore veins has beon
placed absolutely beyond question.
And in many of these instances these
ore veins have been exceedingly rich
Already many of the mine owners of
tee district about Ferguson bave repaid
themselves abundantly for years of labor and years of waiting by a few ship
ments to the smeltor. When wo consider, too, that in these casos the immense profits realized havo been in the
face of very great cost for shipment we
can understand how rich the ore must
be. It has often been Bald by those
w ho have given the greatest attention
to our mineral areas that it was only a
question of time when British Columbia would be recognized as tho bost
field for Investments which exists, and
these predictions aro coming to bo realized.    	
Pack Train Was Swept Awny.
News was received at Chilliwack on
J une 27th of the loss of an entire pack
train of six horses in Silieia creek.
Tho train was en route to the Mount
Baker mining district loaded with supplies, and lt was ln attempting to cross
the creek mentioned above, which is
now swoolen, that the animals were
washed away, together with their loads
of supplies. The train was owned and
operated by H. Walters. -
The high water at Sumas has compelled many of '.,.e settlers to leave
their homes and they arc now being
cared for by their neighbors at Sardis.
All the stook was driven to high land,
but tho crops In that district, whioh is
undyked, will be entirely lost.
Imperial Bunkor Cnnadii.
The annual general meeting of the
shareholders ot the Imperial Bank of
Canada was held at the bead office of
tbe bank at Toronto Wednesday, June
24th.  ..';_;.
Tbe 28th annual statement wat} read,
and showed that the. net profits for tho
year ending May 31st, 1903, was S4SC,-
128.12. The bank; has paid a dividend
for the year of 10 per cent., and after
adding 1100,000 to the rest account from
the profits of the year, carry forward
at credit of profit and loss account
The rest account now amounts to
12,636,312, while the paid up capital is
A number of Fernie business men
have, taken up a large quantity of coal
lands at the head of Elk river.
Several Properties Have
Started Work Since
Our Last Issue-Camp
Is Getting Active.
The Crackshot group of four claims
on Macdonald ereek are to havo considerable work dono in development
this season. Tho owners, Messrs. J. B,
Manross and Giis Peterson, came into
Ferguson from the Boundary country
and on Monday outfitted and pushed
through to the property. Tbey would
have been in sooner only they thought
the proporty would be inaccessible oa
account of snow, but they saw in tho
Eagle a report of how rapidly the
snow had disappeared in tho lust fort*
night, and so came right along. These
Kontlemon are both practical miners
and they will do most of tho work
themselves. Mr. Manross is thinking
vory strongly of moving his family
from Deadwood, B. C, to Ferguson,
and resido here permanently. Mr.
Peterson has not been In the Lardeau
since 1807, when ho and Mr. Manross
discovered tlicabove mentioned claims,
S, Shannon, local manager for the
Black Warrior Mining Syndicate, has
Instructions ftom (managing director)
M. B. Webber of Winona, Minn., to
let a contract for 150 feet of work on
the property. The character of this
work will not be known exactly until
Mr. Shannon returns from a visit to
tho Warrior at the end of the week.
Work will be started inside of a fortnight. With further development of
this amount of work the property
should cortainly look good and there Is
little doubt but that the management
will, at the conclusion of the contract,
establish a permanent camp and con*
tinue development. The Warrior lies
right in the famous Lardeau high
grade mineral belt, and has one of the
finest surface showings in that highly
mineralized zone.
THE I, X. L.
Dr. Malloy, accompanied by E. A.
Haggan, returned Wednesday evening
from a visit to the I. X. L., on Brown
crock. This was Dr. Malloy's first
visit this year, and he had not seen the
property since thc 300-foot tunnel had
been driven. He says the property
shows au improvement oqual to 100 per
cent sinco last fall. The 300-foot tunnol Is ln ore all tho way and the ore is
richer than In tho upper tunnel, showing that the property is getting richor
with depth. A shipment of six tons
was sont to tho smelter sinco January.
A, L. Houston, superintendent of the
Mohecan, camo down from tbe mine
Tuesday night to get mall and a few
necessary articles for the mino. Ho
says tbe (property is looking 'fide and
they have' 100 sacks of oro ready to
pack out to mkke a milling .est. The
company is going ahead quietly and
trying to make a mine out of a very
desirable prospect. It looks as if they
would succeed.
H. M. Carter and Lew Thompson
are getting splendid encouragement ln
the long tunnel that they are running
on the above property. Bunches of
nice, clean ore are encountered right
along, and they feel that a good body
of ore is not far distant. They are determined to keep working till they
get lt.
Another lot of men were sent up to
the Triune Tuesday morning, tog ..her
with more pack horses loaded with
supplies. A party who came down
Tuesday told the Eagle that they
wero getting things in good shape
right at tho mino but work on tho tram
had not beon startod. Foreman Dodds
went up with the mon on Tuesday.
Notlco Given by Department of Forestry
���Warning to Campers.
On June 15th, at Ottawa, superintendent of forestry, issued the following:
"Public notico is hereby given that
necessary arrangements havo beon
mado for tho proper and prompt enforcement of the provisions of tho law
for tho prevention of prairie and forest titcs throughout Manitoba, the
North Wost Territories, and within the
railway belt iu the provinco of British
Columbia, and any persons violating in
any way tho said provisions will render thomsolves liable to tho utmost
penalty provided in that behalf.
"Special attention is called to the
necessity for tho greatest caution being observed in tlio use of flro by settlers, campers and others during tho
dry summer months, and to the penalty
imposed for violation of the provisions
of the law in this regard. Tho penalties vary from $5 to $200, besides any
that may be imposed by civil action for
damages caused by such fires. Tho
following rules must be observed:
"(1.) In building a camp ilro choose
a place that Is sheltered from the wind
and clear away any moss or inflammable material surrounding it.
"(2) Be sure to thoroughly extinguish your oamp fire before leaving it.
"(3) Be careful not to throw a cigar
stub or match on the prairie or in tho
woods before it is extinguished.
"(4) Settlers desiring to burn brush
and log heaps in clearing their land
must do so at the proper season of thc
year, and not allow the fire to escape
from their premises,
"(5) All employers of labor shall seo
tbat their employees, whose work is in
tlio open air, are furnished with copies
of tho act respecting prairie and forest
fires or othar Instructions in rogard
thereto, as sueh employers are responsible for any violation of the law
caused by their servants.
"As ever; person in the community
is liable during the dry seasons to suffer more or lest by prairie or forest
fires, and as lt Is an undoubted fact
that in most eases these are started
through carelessness, it is hoped that
these suggestions will be observed.
'Settlers are toerefore earnestly ro-
quostod to co-operate in every way possible with the officers of tho government with a view to tho prevention of
fires and the strict enforcement of tbe
law lu that behalf."
Service will'be held in Eagle hall
every Sunday commencing at 3 p. m.,
aud alternate Sundays at 8 p. m.   All
are invited to attend.
Sunday School every Sunday al 2
ra. REV. Sharp, Pastor.
r "'JLtfiieei.
Divine service will be held every
alternate Sunday la Eagle hall at 3 in
the afternoon.   '
An invitation to attend Is extended to
evervbodv.     H. A. Solly, Curate.
Two Deadly Knvmlei.
Newark, Ohio, June 20.���A telegram
from Sene.aT.Ue, on the Central Ohio
division of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, says that during a thunderstorm at that place this afternoon,
lightning struck the dynamite magazine of a new mine, killing six people
and injuring 20 others.
DA Vassarglrl has broken the record
forthe running high jump, clearing
four feet two and one-half inohes. And
tbere was no mouse in sightr-Ex*
Making Ready for -the
Great Fight in October-Lists Will Close
on August 14th.
Preparations are being made in all
tho constituencies of the province for
tho great political fray that will take
place next fall. No conventions have
been hold yet to select candidates, but
there is much string pulling, and by
the way, a great deal of selfishness is
boiug exhibited in different ridinge by
parties who would like to occupy a seat
in tho next houso, irrespective of their
fitness for sueh a position or the rights
of some other ono. However, there is
very often more selfishness in polities
than honest desire for good government. Strong partisans want to seo
thoir party in power above everything:
tho sathe -vitU all parties including
Socialists, Labor and Progressives,
and it is tho same tne world over. Poople voto for tho party which thoy believe will do the most to bettor thoir
condition, and it is quito right that
they should. What is admired most in
a man is not that ho Belongs to the
same party, but rather that ho is a consistent follower oi the party that he espouses.
In thc Kaslo riding, of whieh Forguson forms a part, thero is nothing settled as to who will bo candidates, although there is a lot of talking beiiii,*
indulged in. It is understood tbat Hon.
K. F. Green, minister of minos, will lie
the Conservative candidate, and ex-
Mayor Goodenough of Kaslo, is mentioned as the probable Liueral candidate. Then S. Shannon, an -assayer (if
Ferguson, and A. J. Gordon, also of
Ferguson, are spoken of as Socialist oi
Labor Socialist candidates.
In tho Revelstoke riding Thos. Taylor, who sat in tlio last house, seoms lo
be the favorite for tho conservative",
while Bennett has been asked to be
the Socialist standard bearer.
Tbo Liberals evidently havo so much
or so little material available that thoy
cannot mako a choice. It looks pretty
Burethat thoro will bo three and possibly four candidates in both the Kaslo
and the Hovelstoko ridings.
King Peter has takon tho oath as
sovereign of Servia.
Tho government intends opening to
location the Mast Kootenay coal and oil
Holland and the United States havr
followed Great Britain's lead in breaking off diplomatic relations with
The peerage was bestowod upon Si.
Edward tory Lawson on tho King'
birthday. Sir Edward Lawson is pro
prietor of tho Daily Telegraph, and
this is a recognition of the influence of
journalism in public life.
Vlnitlng Koot.in'.r.
W. F. Robertson, provincial mineralogist at Victoria, bas gone to East
Kootenay. He will probably inspect
the much celebrated coal and oil lands.
the cause of the C. & W. scandal, lt
is his intention then to go to Windermere and cross the summit on an exploring trip to Argenta. Aftor that
he will go through the Lardo and Trout
Lako districts and make an exhaustive
examination of tho Fish river camp.
It is also his intention to go up the Big
Bend if time permits. Lardeau Bagle
ibtUbed  every  Friday at Ferguson, B. c
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FrvIDAY. JULY 3,1903.
On Wednesday, July 1st, Canada's
great national holiday had rolled
round again. This day is universally observed in some form from
die end of the Dominion to the
.ither, for it is the birthday of the
country. On July ist, 1867, the
late Sir John A. Macdonald and his
associates accomplished the great
work of the 19th century, as far as
I'ahada is concerned, and inaugurated thc provinces of Canada into
-ne great confederation. Op to the
time of confederation Canada did
not make such rapid progress as
was expected; the states of the
i'nion to the south had an advant
age in population and established
industries which assisted largely toward rapid settlement. After con
federation Canada was blessed with
good government and the country
prospered. A stream cf immigrants poured in, industrial enterprises were encoureged and fostered
with a result that the young men of
tbe Dominion no longer found it
necessary to remove to the United
States in order to get employment.
Then Canada's great national highway, the Canadian Pacific railway,
was built, and the enormous grain
and cattle producing area of the
west was opened for settlement.
This year, more than in any previous year, is it realized how great is
the western part of Canada. The
title of immigration has only just
got rightly started, and we predict
that in ten years it will be hard to
find a free homestead in Canada. It
shows how conservative the people
oi Europe tire and how long it took
them before they believed that Canada was as good a country as she
is. There are in the North West
and Manitoba alone 970,000 square
miles ot land suitable for ngricultu
ral purposes, That will give some
idea of what the future ol Canada
will be when this is settled.
Then there is our own province of
British Columbia with its hundreds
of thousands of acres of rich agricultural and mineral lands and its
almost inexhaustible wealth of forests and the best fisheries in the
world. The minerals of B. C. are
Its greatest attraction, and its
Wealth in this respect alone cannot
be estimated. Quartz mniing is as
yfcl distinctly in its infancy, but the
industry is growing, and inside of a
decade it is quite safe to assert that
the principal wealth of the country
Will be derived from its mining.
There are great opportunities for
good prospectors in the Ferguson
camp. The present season is the
best there has been since 1897 and
yet but,few are in the field. Undoubtedly the big free gold ledges
found at Fisli creek on the One side
���nd at Poplar creek on the other
side, run through the mountains
somewhere near Ferguson, for rich
float has been found most all the
way along the belt, and several
ledges have been found in properties on which worlc has been done.
Such, for instance, as the Beatrice
and Ophir-Lade. Then, again, the
silver-lead properties in this belt
carry good gold values and a significant feature about them is that the
gold increases with depth. There
is certainly a good chance of a
bonanza being found near Ferguson
this season.
Ferguson made no attempt at celebrating Dominion day. Not hav*
ing good recreation grounds it is
not easy to have sports, but it was
expected there would be a horse
race or two. However, even that
failed to materialize. There were a
great many men in town who were
drawn here by the reports that have
gone out of the demand for men at
the mines and on the different works
that will be constructed about Fer
guson. There was, however, an
utter lack of drunkenness or rowdyism. Rain threatened all day and
came down heavily in the evening,
but did no damage, for all who intended coming to the big dance at
night had a chance to get here before the rain,
[Adopted at Revelstoke, September 1Mb, 1002.1
1. That this convention reaffirms the policy
oi the party in matters ol provincial mails and
trails; the ownership and control of railways
nnd the development of the agricultural resources of tlie provinco es lain down in the
platform adopted in October, l.s'.fj, which is aa
"To actively aid in the construction of trailfl
throughout tho undeveloped portions oi tbe
province and thc building oi provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
"To adopt the principles of government ownership of railwavs in so far as the circumstances ol the province will admit, and the
adoption of the principle that no bonus sliould
be gitinted to any railway company whieh
docs not give the government of the province
control 01 rates over lines bonused, together
wilh the option ol purchase.
"To actively assist by state aid In the (level
opment of the agricultural resources of the
2. That in the meantime and until thc railway policy above set forth can be accomplished, 11 general railway act be passed, giving
freedom to construct railways under certain
approved regulations, annlogous to the system
that has resulted in such extensive railway
construction in the United States, with so
much advantage to trade and commerce.
:t. That to encourage the mining industry,
the taxation oi metalliferous mines should be
ou a basis ol a percentageon the net profits.
4. That the government ownerahtn ol tele-
phono systems should be brought about as a
Ilrst step in tbe acquisition of public utilities.
.'1. That a portion of every coal area hereafter to be disposed of should be reserved from
sale or lease, so that state owned mines may be
easily accessible, if their operation becomes
necessary or advisable.
11. That in the pulp land leases provision
should be made for reforesting and that steps
should lie taken for thegencral preservation of
forests by guarding against the wasteful de.
slructton of limber.
7. That the legislature and government of
the province sliould persevere iu the efforts to
secure the exclusion of Asiatic labor.
s. That the matter of better terms ln the
way of subsidy and appropriations for the
provinco should bo vigorously pressed upon
the Dominion government.     ,,   .
0. That the sllver-lcad inflostrles of the
province be fostered and encomaged by the
Em position ol increased, customs duties on lead
and lead products imported into Canada, and
that the conservative members of tlie nonunion House be urged to support any motion in-
troduced for such a purposo.
10. That as Industrial disputes almost Invariably result in great loss and Injury both to
the parlies directly concerned and to the public, legislation should be passed to provide
means for an amicablo adjustment uf sueh disputes between employers anil employees.
11. That It Is advisable to foster the manufacture of tho raw products of tlie province
within the province as for as practicable hy
means of taxation on the said raw products,
subject to rebateof the same In whole-or part
when manufactured In llrltish Columbia.
Ai ft meeting of tlie executive of the Provincial Con scrv ut ive association, held nt Van-
(.���nuver, the provinco wumvided into live divisions fororganl/.atiuu iihrponcs. The Kooto-
nny-lloundary division is mado up-of thotol-
1 owing provincial election districts: Kevelstoke, Columbia, Fernie, M-ran brook, Vmir,
KhsIii, Slocan, Grand lurks, -Ureenwood, the
(Jity of Kossland, and the City of Nelsnn, At
the same meeting the followi-tig resolutions
were adopted:
1. That conventions for nominating candidates for members of die legislative assembly
be made up of delegates clhiscfiBB follows:
(a) Jn city electoral districts one delegate
for every fifty and fraction of fifty votes polled
at the provincial election held iu looo, aud if
the city Is divided into wards, the proportion
of delegates for each ward shall be ba Bed on
tho vote polled In eaoh ward at the last municipal election,
(b) In other electoral dlKtriets, one delegate
for evory fifty or fraction of fifty votes polled
at the provincial election held in 1900, the delegates to be apportioned to polling places, or
as near thereto as will be fair to the voters of
the different neighborhoods,
2. The election of delegates shall beat public meetings, held at a designated central place
in each polling division, or in each ward in
city electoral districts, if the city Is divided
into wards. At such public meetings only
those who pledge themselves to vote for the
candidate or candidates selected at the nominating convention shall be entitled to vote for
8, Two weeks notice shall be given of the
public meetings at which delegates are to be
elected, and nominating conventions shall be
held in nlty electoral districts two days after
the day on which delegates are elected, and In
other electoral district* seven days after. All
nominations throughout thc province to bt
made at a designated central place in each
electoral district, and on the same day,
4, All notices of (be ditu of public meetingi
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
tor 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 quality in office stationery, etc.
Receive Our Strict Attention.
THE EAGLE,   Ferguson, B.C
for the election of delegates to nominating conventions, the apportionment of tlelegatcs, and
the place and date of nominating conventions
in the several electoral districts shall be prepared by tlie members of the executive of the
division in which thc electoral districts arc
situate, and issued over the names of the president and secretary of the Provincial Conservative association.
A meeting of the provincial executive will
be held ut Vancouver within a month, and thc
date for holding district nominating conventions will be then fixed.     JOHN HOUSTOS.
President of the Provincial
Conservative Association.
Nolson, June Hli, 190.!.
Drugs ��mf Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded..
Go To
Trout Lake.
Subscribe Ior the Lardoau Eaole.
The Townsite of-
The Pay-Roil  Centre of the
Rich   Lardeau   District.
Buy Lots Now And Get
in on the Ground Floor
The Lardeau is the richest
known mining district in British
Columbia and the mines, particularly those about Ferguson,
contain large quan tities ol 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 rem'h.	
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence .Lois $75 up.
For Further, Informations Apply to
Henry  Floy<l
General Agent,    V
-Revelstoke, B. C. -V
United Battel's of Noil America
tlie United Hatters
of North America.
j When you aro buy-
'Vine *��� PUR HAT,
1] either soft or stiff,
see to it that the
/genuine union
' Label Is sewed in it.
If a retailer has
looso labels in his
possession and offers to put ono in a
hat for you, do not
patronize him. He
has notanyngnitona\e loose labels. Loose
uhels In retail stores are counterfeits. Do not
listen to any explanation as to why the hat
has no label. Tho Genuine Union Label is
perforated on thc four edges exactly the same
an a postage stamp. Counterfeits aro sometimes perforated on three of the ediros, and
Bomet imes only on two. Keep a sharplookout
for the counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are using them in order to get rid ot
their scab-made hats. The John B. Stetson
Co, of Philadelphia, Pa., Is non-union concern,
JOHN A. MOFFITT, President,
Orange, N, J.
11 Wavorly Place. Room lft. New York City.
Schools, ""ffi0*
Gives instruction by mnlllutl'ololloiv-
inir subjects: Mechanical engineering,
mechanical drawing, Electrical engineer-
ng.telegraphy, tclepliony, sanitary plumbing, heating and ventilation, civil engineering, architecture,! architectural drawing, sheet metal .pattern drafting, lettorlng
and sign painting, ornamentnl designs,
book keeping, stenography, milling, smelting, metallurgy, hydrolnetallurgy, electrotherapeutics, French, German, Spanish.
Bend ior ireo catalogue.
10 por cent discount by cutting out this
ad. and enrolling belore end ol month.
W.'H. McDougall, Local Agent',
Nelaon, D. V.
Smith �� Co.
45 Bleary St,
�� Montreal
Will be representor in
Ferguson three or four
days each mouth, Any
orders for clothing will
receive close attention
and wo
Our representative
S. A. Scott is n
practical tailor and
will make clothes
fit. Hold your
orders for him.
Wants Your Washing.
Mangling and
guaranteed to be
First Class.
Victoria   Avenue.
To the Public.
Having to go east for a few months I bop to
say that I will return by fall and re-engage In
my taxidermist business.
*    II. W. EDWARDS.
Taxidermist, Kevelstoke, 13.0.
Iu Liquidation, '
List of Propertlen to Be Sold by Private
Tender, Pursuant to the Directions '
or the Liquidators.
Trout Lako Mining Division. '' "'''
ALPHA GROUI* (bettor known as "Broadview Group"), comprising 9 Crown-grunted
mineral claims, or fractional claims, Bltuated
on Great Northorn mountain, above Ferguson,
It. C. together with two blocks of land, namely: Lot 1144, situated lust weit of Ferguson
townsite, and lot 2-149, Bituatcd about 2 miles
north easterly from Ferguson on the North
Fork of Lardeau river, at the foot of Great
Northern mountain. '"*���
LANDS situated on Galena Bay, Upper Arrow
Lake. Tliree blocks of land comprising, in alt,
about 650 acres.
Ito*- -slnnd Camp.
STAR" mineral claims, togethor with the
buildings and equipment thereon,
Boundary District.
Tlie "NETA" mineral claim, Crown-granted,
situated in what Is known as "Brown'M Camp,"
and the "QUEEN OF SPADES" mineral claim,
Crown-granted, situated in what is known as
''Central ("amp."
Illecillewaot Mining Division,
The LANARK GRl)CP, comprising 15Crown-
granted mineral claims, or Fractional claims,
situated on the main line of the Canadian Pacific railway, near Illeclllewaet, B. C.
Further particulars and conditions of sale
and forms of tender (which aru to be sent In
not Inter than the 15th August, 1908,) mav be
obtained gratis of the I iquidtitors, College hill
Chambers, College Hill, London, K. v., and
J.V. Armstrong, Revelstoko, British Columbia.
Dated 16th June, 1903. .July 31,
The Great Wctttem Mines.
Limited Liability.
Notice is hereby given that tho annual general meeting of shareholders ln this company
wltt be held at their office In Ferguson, B.C.,
on Wednesday, July 8th, 190:1, at 2 p. m., for the
transaction of all husiness connected with the
companv; and the transfer books of the com-
ip&ny will be closed from June 25,1908.
2t E.G. HADOW, Secretary
The Double Eagle Mining & Development
Limited Liability.
Notice Is bereby given that the annual general meeting of shareholders hi this company
yil] be held at their office In Ferguson, B.C.,
qu Wednesday, July Kill, 1903, h tap. m.. for the
transaction of all business connected with the
company; and the transfer books of tho com-
jmny will bu closed from Juno 25, 1903.
lit E.G. HADOW,Secretary.
' The Ophlr-Lnde Mining Syndicate,
Notice Is herebv given Mint the annual gen*
cral meeting of tne shareholders of tlie above
n.ifiied Syndicate will bo held at their office in
Ji'erguson, U. C, on Monday, the Oth day of
J'l*l��, IW> ���*';i o'clock p. ju., for tUo election of
'directors and the transaction of Iho general
fjiisiness of (lienyndi_-iit>.. Tho trunsfer books
of the fyudVato will bo closed from the 1st
until the fith day of July, 1903, both Inclusive.
ROBT. HODGE, Secretary,
fune 25,1908.
V, a.���Tho meeting above referred to will
bo poBtponod until the 14th of July, Kto:..
Notlco to Delinquent Co-Owner.
To S. T. McColl, or whomsoever ho may havo
���.ransfcrrcd his Interest In tlio Triune Frnc-
tion No. 3 mineral claim, situated on Brown
creel;. In the Trout Lnke Mining Division,
West Kootenay District of B, C.
Voi| are hereby notified lhut I have expend-
���fd.JWO Jn labor and Improvements upon iho
���above luej-iUoitod fra.'MouiU minoral claim
since JluttWi I90-j, under thc provisions of the
Mineral Act, and if within 90 days from the
date of this notlco you fnll or refuse to contribute vour proportion of tho abovo montioned
sum, which is now duo' togethor witli all
cost of ad/ertising, your interest In tho said
claim will become the property of the undersigned under section 4 of the "Mineral Aet
Amendment Act 1900.
Dated at   Ferguson, B. (.*., this Oth day of
April, 1903.
" C.O.Woodrow.
_        A.
4 Miles Below Ferguson cm the Ferguson Beaton Bold.
No bell boys or etcetras but
.i good wholesome meal served at any hour. Lots of fresh
Ml. gnd eggs.
Saddle and pack horses foi' hire.
YfM. GLENN, Proprietor.
Headquarters for Aaflayers, Mlnlnc*
**�� Mill Supplies. Bole agents In 11.
C. for Morgan Crucible Co., Battersea,
England; P. IV. Ilraun & Co.'s Patent
Cary Furnaocs, Burners, etc.; Wm. Ainsworth & Uo.'s Fine Balances etc., etc.
The three claims owned by the company are the "Lardoau
Queen," the "Lardeau King" and the "Lardeau Prince," all abutting
ond to end, through which throe leads pass the entire length, situated at the head of Lexington creek, in the Lardeau mining division
of West Kootenay, British Columbia.
Theso three claims are located on the western slope of Goat Mountain, the lines being north-westerly and south-easterlyuand form ono
complete portion of Mineral land of about 150 acres. They he east
less than four miles up from Fish rivor.
The group lies in the "Sitting Bull" and "Wild,West" belts,
two of the strongest and best known leads in tbat district, and work
already done, on apjacent extentlons has given most satisfactory
results as to extent .of ore bodies and Increased values with depth.
The formation is slate and fschist, lying in an immense lime
dyke, and the cropplri-gs of the leads are generally topped with heavy
iron capping and quartz, which gives assays from $8 up on tho
Exploitation consists of two open cuts along the surface for a
distance of twenty feet, which exposed a body of argentiferous
galena over 8 inches in width. The value of this ore body was $25.'i0
on the surface, but at a depth of less than three feet it has increased
to $40.60. To tap this ore showing and the massive iron capped
ledge close to whioh it lies the present tunnel was commenced and
is now in a distance of 82 feet. Another .25 feet of crosscutting
should reach this ledge at a depth of about 125 feet. When 01 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 of ore has been
encountered which, when crossed, proved to be seven and a half feet
wide, carrying the finest looking mineral yet found on the property.
A third ledge which contains the richest ore und widest surface
showing, will be reached about July 1st, This ledge when
encountered, will be from 12 to 15 feet wide and great results are
The property has an excellent surface showing. The average
assays are most encouraging, considering the great width and con-
tinuancy of the leads across the country with such great width and
prominenc&'of the surface judging from other properties in the near
vicinity, some of wblch are on the same lead and have developed
very rich ore bodies.
In conclusion I would say that the Lardeau Mines are as good as
any, If not the best, in the vicinity, and I verily believe witb a
nominal expenditure, they should be made dividend paying in a
short time, and I would strongly recommend extensive development
toward that end.
H. O. McClymont, M. E.
For Further Information, price of stock, etc., address
B. Norbert Ouimette,  Manager.
Bank of Montreal Bldg., ROSSLAND, B. C.
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  j
Embalmers. X
Wraduate of Myer's College]... Embalming]
Can attend case at Ferguson at ten
hours notice if advised by wire.
.<������-,-������-,......._ _.+-.. _^+__._._.....
D. J.  Robertson & Co-
nelson, B. C.
; GORDON <�� SLINGER, Props.
Ferguson, B. C,  Opposite the Postoffice.
Capital Authorized, $4,000,000
Capital (paid up) - 2,923,866
Rest 2,485,288
Toronto, Ontario-
Branches in tho Northwest Territories. Provinces ��of British Columbia,   Manitoba, Ontario aud Quebec. <
T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.
E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. ! W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector,
Ferguson,   B,   C.   Branch���A   General  Ranking. Business   Transacted.
Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.
Drafts Sold available in Ail parts of Canada, -.
I nited States and Europe.
Special attention given to collections and
Mining Bonds.
"Ut th* BOLD DUST twkM do your^wor*.")
No Soap, Borax, Soda or Ammonia Is needed with
With little water and less effort you can clean
anything about the house better, easier and
cheaper than with Soap or any other cleanser.
Once try it, you'll always buy it.
Mid. only by TH13 N. K. PAIRBANK COMPANY.
KfwTork,   Bo__s__   St. ______ . Montreal.
Everybody  Our Special
smokes     A^D	
The Union
Tliey arc all Union mado and of the
Union    Cigar
best Havana Tobacco money can      FACTORY  H.A.
buy.  Try one nml satisfy yourself       r, n
as to tlieir quality, BROWN,   Prop.
* Lardeau t
We try to give satisfac- Z,
tion to our   guests,
f    Laughton  Bros. W $
���w '���.
^t Proprietors.
^j prospectors* B^change |
yf .. ANDKRSON & KULMER, Proprietors. K
T THOMSON'S LAMl.'Sll, 11. C, J
i t
l TABLES St'Prt.IlCn WITH THE                       ���THE CHOICEST OF WIRES.** Wj.
Wt ������BEST IN THE MAHKKT* ��*                       -��Vl,IQUOB8 AND CIOABS*-* JT
J__ Local and General.
Dave Ferguson has returned from
C. R. McKay of Beaton, was In town
on Tuesday.
Mr. Dundell moved his family to
Eight-Mile on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Parisian Spent Dominion Day in Forguson.
Messrs, Macdonald and Sutherland
visited Trout Lako Tuesday.
Andy Craig brought a load of people
in from the Landing ou Sunday.
W. B. Pool camo in Sunday night
from the Oystor-Ci'ilorion, Fish creek.
E. G. Woodward of tbe Eagle, made
a business trip to Trout.Lako Tuesday.
Rev. Sharp was in town Tuesday visiting the members of his congregation.
A. L. Houston oi tho Mohecan group,
came down Tuesday and returned Wed-
Rov. A. K. Sharp will conduct serv-
ico iu Miners' Union hall next Sunday
at 3 p. m.
Steve Slingor was a passenger on the
outgoing stuge Sunday, taking a business trip to Nelson.
Mrs. D. L. Clink of Trout Lake, and
children, visited Ferguson Sunday, the
guests of Mrs. Kirkpatrick.
The account of an Eagle representative's visit to Ton-Mile and vicinity
will appear in our noxt issue.
The Ontario legislature was prorogued at noon on June 29th by Lieutenant Governor Mortimer Clark.
Mr. Green, surveyor for the Riblet
Co., has started to locate the stations
for the Silvor Cup extension tram.
R. Hodge, solicitor and secretary for
thc Oyster-Criterion Mining Co., made
a business trip to the mine yesterday.
Thomas Taylor, cx-M. P. P., accompanied by Hon. R. F. Green, were in
Ferguson for a few minutes on Sunday.
E. A. Haggan, mining engineer and
editor of the Kootonay Mail, Revelstoke, bas boon in Ferguson forthe
past week.
The annual election for school trustee was held in Eaglo hall Saturday,
when A. C. Cummins was elocted to
fill the vacancy.
Theo. Baribeau, superintendent of
the Silvor Cup, accompanied by his
two nephews, returned from t. visit to
Quebec Wednesday. ' -/���
Wight Shift Foreman J. Baldwin of
tho Nettie L., moved Mrs. Baldwin to
the cabins at the mine on Wednesday
where they will reside.
The Eaole Is indebted to N. Emo
for a splendid bunch of lettuce and
radishes grown in Mr, Emo's garden
back of tbo Eagle block.
Robert Foran has the contract for
clearing tho right of way for the Silver
Cup mines tram extension from Eight*
Mile down to near Ferguson.
S. Daney's pack train took supplies
to the White Warrior mine on Badshot
mountain on Wednesday. Quite a lit*
tie snow was encountered on the trip.
Peter Cameron roturned from Cam*
borne Saturday last and will remain in
Forguson hereaftor. He was success*
ful in clearing out thc log jam on Fish
Wm. Davey returned Monday from
Vancouver whore he spont the winter.
While at the coast he did a little prospecting and located several very promising mineral claims.
Hugh John Macdonald, son of tho
late Sir John A. Macdonald, is reported to be critically 111 at his home in
Winnipeg, and fears are entertained
that he may not recover.
Mrs. H. M. Carter and child returned Monday night from a visit to Walla
Walla, Wash. Tbey were accompanied
by Mr. Carter's mother, who will spend
the summer In Ferguson.
A. T. .Hunter paid a visit to the
Luoky Jim prbperty on Silver Cup
mountain on Tuesday. He also visited
the Cromwell and found a lot of rich
free gold float below that property.
It is said that the section hands at
Lardo are making lists full of money
these days pumping gold seekers from
Lardo to tho scene of the recent excitement and charging 15 a head.  The
distance is about 12 miles.
The Eagle received a telegram this
week from the agent at Beaton an
nounctng that the steamer Archer had
resumed her trips of former time, making two trips daily, one at 7 a. m. and
at 12 m. This enables the mail to
again get Into Ferguson at about 6
o'clock or thereabouts,
Mrs. D. L. Clink and family left
Trout Lake Tuesday for Edmonton,
There they will be met by Mr. Clink
and will proceed by boat down tho
Saskatchewan to Batteford, where>thcy
will resldo in future. Mr. and Mrs.
Clink were former residents of Batteford, where they own property. On
Monday night, beforo leaving Trout
Lake, a farewell party waB given Mrs,
Clink at the Methodist parsonage by
friends who deeply regret their departure.  	
Locals With a 1'aystreak.
It pays to use the telephone. A trip
can often bo saved to Trout Lake, Bea
ton, Arrowhead or Comaplix by using
tbe phone. Oflice in Cummins & Co.'s
Orders 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"
CIGAR see that. "Union Cigar Factory"
is stamped in 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 tbe residence part of
Ferguson for sale on easy terms,
Apply to Eagle office.
Order a ping-pong set, framed or
unframed pictures, picture frames,
drawing requisites, books, magazines
or anything in this line of goods from
tbe Canada Drug & Book Co., Revel}
stoke, B, C. Mail orders attended to
A. M. Craig st'ill conducts tho feed
livery and freighting stables at Bea*
ton, and bas saddle horses and light
and heavy conveyances for hire at all
times. His dally stage for Goldflelds
and Camborne meets the steamboat on
its arrival and ddpartnre.
nature's supply falls, Is Borden's Eagle
Brand Condensed Milk. It is a cow's
milk adapted to infants, according to
the highest scientific methods. An infant fed on Eagle, Brand will show a
steady gain in welghtj.
Tho Hotel Windsor.
Looking over tbe Hotel Windsor register we find the following travellers
have registered since the last report 10
days sinoe: A. E. Austin, Vancouver)
S, C. Matthews, Montreal; Marietta
LaDell, Emily F, Scott, Torouto; J.
Parisian and wife, Eight-Mile; E. A.
Haggen, Revelstoke; F. C. Green, Nelson; Mrs. A. D. Henning. and child
San Francisco; H. C. Sharp, J. R.
Simpson, A, McLean, Old Gold mines;
W. B. Poole, "The North American
Continent;" Chas, R, Msckay, Beaton;
F. P. Burden, Nelson, and Sam Suth-
land, the latter a wealthy capitalist
from San Francisco, 'Cal,, looking for
CARDS-        J
. *>-���-������"���.**-������-���������-���
Mfc*rft***it**-8t *rt_.ifa J_X_ftj{kjfa-ivt
1 Tonsorial
Shaving.     Shampooing,
Halrdresslng,     Singeing.
Dyeing,     Baths, hot and
oold water.
1 have the best appointed shop in thc C
Lardeau. Open from 6 a. m. to 8 p, m. tr
Proprietor. a-
ip-izTJinst ip i{rjp-jp-j(jr*j^j��
:,*.        FRUIT, ETC.
FerguJBon, ,,-���,.
���    B. 0.
P. L. S.     1
Ferguson and Trout Lake.
Surveys made and Crown Grants
Office:      -      -      Trout Lake.
Surveys of Mines, Mineral Claims'and
Crown Lands. Crown Grunts Obtained und Assessments Managed
for Absentees.
Offices:  Camborne nnd Vancouver
Solicitor for
The Imperial Bank
Perguson, B. C.
OFFICE-T-Ia tho Ophir Lado block.
Barristers, Solicitors, etc.
Ofllces: Revelstoke, Golden, and Ferguson. Solicitors Ior Imperial Bank
Geo. S.McCarter. J. A. Harvey,
A.M. Pinkham.
Barrister,  Notary Public etc.
'    '���      FERGUSON, B.  C.
Having purchased the
Ferguson Meat Market we
are 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
Ihave high grade
Waltham, Vanguard,
CTescont, Street,
C. P. B. Special,
Elgin, Father Time,
Veritas and B. W.
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 cfr Sutherland
The Post Office Store
lot of Lad
TT A riiQ _��'ewm lot of Ladies' and Chidren's Hats  aud a variety of Hat
CfTTTJT^C Qo0^   assortment 0f aentlemeu'B starched ond  Negligee
TJ/A/Vrtl     A new line of serviceable Prospectors' Boots and a lull assort*
J5\_/l /10 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 $1.5$ 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.
I have Eight-Day, Gon
Strike and Nlpkle Clocks.
Jeweler and Optician,
Halcyon Hot Springs
Sanitarium .  .  .
Situated^inldit iconery unrivalled for
grandeur. Tho moM complete health
retort on the continent of North America.
Itl batb'i cure all Nervoua and Mua*
enlar dlaeaica. IU water, heal all
Kidney, Liver and Stomach ailment**.'
They are a'never tailing remedy'for
all metallic poison-*, completely partly
.Of the lyitem.  ' .',
TERMS-}_6toiil*er week, accord-
lag to rMl-enM_i._lot.lor ViUM
Packing,, and v��g�����^g
Transfer Outfit.
Contracts entered into for packing of Mining Supplies,
etc., to any point in the distriot.
Good, prompt service, and any work undertaken guaranteed.  Freighting (rom Thomson's Landing to Ferguson
a specialty.
Headquarters at Ferguson, B.C.    S. Daney, Prop.
<  ���vii* ��� V
perguson Hotel


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