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Published In the Interests ot the Boundary and Christina Lake  Mining Districts
Vol. III.
CASCADE. B. C, MARCH 9, 1901.
No. 18.
We do Business in Grand Forks.
White Bros.,
Bridge Street,   GRAND FORKS
Watch repairing a specialty.
tar* Leave your repairing orders at this office
Drugs and Stationery.
We carry an up-to-date
and complete stock.
H. E. Woodland & Co.
���     GRAND FORKS.
When Shopping
In Grand Forks don't forget
Druggists and Stationers.
W. E. Megaw,
General Merchant
Makes a Specialty Fine
Fisher Block, (IRAND FORKS.
City Barbershop
Everything neat, clean and  convenient, and
workmanship tbe best.
Robert Prebilsky,
Mrs. . F. Cross,
Proprietress JOHNSON BLOCK
First Ave.,     ' Gband Forks.
Rooms 6O0 and up.
Or rather, your old hoots
and shoes, do they need
repairing; or would you
prefer something new-
made to order f Anyhow, call on
Wm. Dinsmore,
The Voice of the Associated Boards of Trade of Eastern British Columbia the Voice of The People.
W. M. WOLVERTON, Manager.
The Store for Best Goods
Lowest Prices	
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Canned Goods a Specialty.
Gents Furnishing Goods,
And everything else usually found in a well-stocked store.
Fresh Supplies Constantly Arriving.
Complete Line of
Patent Medicines
Late of Greenwood, in Yale District,
You are hereby notified that I have expended
1100.00 in the survey of tho "Undine" Mineral
Claim, situate in Summit Camp, in the Grand
Pork. Mining Division of Yale District, British
Columbia to count a. an assessment on .aid
claim, a. will appear by a Certificate of Work recorded October 10th, 1000, In the olllee of the
Mining Recorder for the snld Grand Forks Mining Division, tn order to hold said claim under
the provisions of Section 84 of "The Mineral
Aot:" such belntt the amount required to hold
.aid claim for the year ending Oct. 86th, 1000.
And if, at the expiration of ninety (00) days of
publication of this notice, you fall or refnso to
contribute your proportion of the expenditure
required nnder Section 84, together with all costs
of advertising, your interest In said olalm shall
become Tented in the subscriber (your co-owner)
under Section 4 of the "Mineral Act Amendment
Act 1000."
Dated at Rossland, B, C, this 18th day of November, 1900.
Hallett & Shaw, Solicitor, for Ron Thompson,
Hallett & Shaw
The Columbia & Western Railway Company
Canada at It. next session for an Aot ...Initial*
ing It. bonding powers In respect of its railway
and branch lines West of Midway to the power,
already given in reipeot of It. lines constructed
KttBt of that point, extending the time within
which it may complete Its railways, and author*
tzlng It to construct such branches Irom any of
its tines not exceeding In any one case thlry
mile's In length as are from time to time authorised
by tho Government In Council, and for other pur*
Ota Secretary.
The Associated Boards of Trade
of Southern British Columbia, held
its third annual session, Friday
and Saturday of last week at
Greenwood, over forty delegates
being in attendance representing
fifteen local boards. C. S. Galloway of Greenwood was elected president, and H. W. Jackson of Rossland, secretary and treasurer.
Resolutions were passed reaffirming those of last year respecting various matters affecting the mineral,
agricultural and business development of the province.
The chief discussion took place
on a Btrong resplution in favor of
the open door policy as to railways,
insisting on the right of Southern
British Columbia to improve railway communication and advocating the granting of charters to lines
proposing to build with this object
from the United States. It was
very warmly debated but finally
carried with only four dissenting
votes. The address of the retiring
president, J. Roderick Robertson,
was read by the secretary.
It reviewed the situation as he
saw it relative to the matters now
bearing on the various important
industries of the province, advised
caution in the matter of admitting
American railway enterprise across
the line into the province, and also
that care should be taken to avoid
recommendations that might lead
to legislative enactments burdensome tofitpital invested in mining.
The secretary's report and financial statement was then adopted.
A vote of thanks was accorded
the Phoenix Board of Trade for the
offer to take the delegates to visit
The report of the committee on
resolutions was dealt with after
lunch. The numerous resolutions
adopted at the previous convention
hut the objects of which were not
yet aohieved, were reaffirmed. It
was decided that the time was not
now opportune for the coast boards
of trade to join this association.
It was recommended to the government to make a thoroughly representative exhibit at the forthcoming Toronto exhibition and regret was expressed that expense
prevents similiar representation at
the Buffalo exhibition.
The urgent necessity for the early
construction of a railway from the
coast to Kootenay was affirmed,
and aid to the same recommended
with specific precautions to control
rates and keeping in view ultimate
ownership by the government,
Other railway resolutions were
passed favoring the granting of a
charter for the Kootenay-Central
railway from Crow's Nest road, up
Kootenay and Columbia valleys to
Golden, and railway from Midway
or Rock Creek, via the west fork of
Kettle river and Mission valley to
A long and interesting discussion
occurred on a motion emphatically
declaring for free trade in railways
and advocating that all bona fide
railway companies desirous of
building railways in the province
be permitted to do so. An amendment which, whilst supporting free
and unrestricted railway construction through the province asked
that the granting of a charter to
the proposed railway from the international boundary to the Crow's
Nest collieries be delayed, pending
a thorough, exhaustive examination
into the effect of the construction
of that road might have upon the
mining and smelting industries of
this province was defeated' on a
vote of thirty against, to five in favor. Other resolutions favored the
passing of a. general railway act
increasing the facilities for the interchange of mails between Kootenay lake points and the United
StateB via Bonners' Ferry; bonus
of five dollars per ton on Canadian
lead smelted and refined in Canada; redistribution of legislative
seats upon an equitable basis of
area and population immediately
after the next Dominion census;
appointment of Dominion minister
of mines; precautions to ensure an
adequate supply of coal and coke
to local mines and smelters, and
numerous other subjects.
The convention adjourned at
half past six until Saturday morning. A complimentary banquet was
given to visiting delegates Friday
night. A special train from Greenwood on Sunday, for the accomodation of the visitors had been
asked for by telegraph.
A resolution favoring the creation of a new county to be called
"South Kootenay" offered by the
Rossland delegates, was withdrawn
in favor of the following:
"Whereas, the Dominion parliament has voted a salary for an additional county court judge for
British Columbia, and
. "Whereas, it is absolutely essential that such judge be given to
the Boundary district, and
"Whereas, it is necessary in order
to accomplish such purpose to di
vide the present counties of Yale
and Kootenay into three counties,
"Whereas, the logical mode of
division iB to group in one county
points on the same line of railway,
"Resolved, by this Association
that the present counties of Yale
and Kootenay should be re-divided
into three counties at follows: All
the northern portions of said counties along the main line of the C.
P. R. to be grouped together into
one county, the southern portion of
Kootenay to be second county, and
the southern portion of Yale to be
a third county."
Resolved, "that the small debt's
acts t-hould be amended by introducing therein a provision giving
the right to garnish before judge
There were more than 100 persons present at the banquet on Friday night "tendered by the citizens
of Greenwood to the delegates of the
Associated Boards of Trade and in
recognition of the formal blowing
in of the local smelting plants."
The chair was filled by the mayor of Greenwood (Dr. R. W. Jakes).
The toast list was as follows: "The
King," "Associated Boards of
Trade of British Columbia," "Our
Smelting Industries," Our Commercial Interests," "The Relations
of the Coast to the Boundary-Koot-
enay Country," "The Provincial
Legislature,"   and "The   Ladies,"'
The following resolutions were
also passed by the convention:
"Resolved, That the provincial
government be asked to insist upon
immediate selection by the B. C.
Southern railway company and
Columbia & Western railway company of the lands to which under
their subsidy acts tbey are entitled
in order that tbe reserves now covering an enormous extent of land
in Bast and West Kootenay and
Yale may be cancelled."
"Resolved, Whereas, no sitting:
of the supreme court has ever been
held in the Boundary district,
which has two supreme court registries, four incorporated cities, and
a very growing population, and
whereas, tbe present arrangements
for the administration of justice
throughout the whole interior of
the province are exceedingly defective and inadequate, and whereon, all the supreme court judges reside at the coast, this association
requests the Dominion and provincial governments to remedy
these grievancies by requiring one
of the supreme court judges to reside in the interior; and
"Whereas, great expense is inflicted on the province as well as
the people hy the fact that there
are no sittings of the impreme
court in the Boundary district, this
Association requests the provincial
government to have such sittings
held without delay both for civil
and criminal cases."
"Resolved, Whereas, from time
to time, applications continue to be
made to the legislative assembly of
British Columbia, by private parties and companies asking for special privileges in regard to water
rights; 'Water Clauses Consolidation act' giyesevery facility lobona
fide applicants to obtain water for
every legitimate purpose and that
no special legislation regarding water should be passed; and resolved,
that this Association strongly protest against any legislation which
might override the control of cities
over their own water franchise and
other franchises.
Several amendments and additions to the constitution and bylaws were made.' Among them was
Continued on 4th page. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
March 9, ,901
.Published ��n Saturdays at Cascade, B.
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Last week our citizens were inspired with renewed hope in the future, in the return of the local engineer and manager of the Cascade
Water Power & Light company, as
it was expected that work on this
-enterprise would be recommenced
in some form on that great enterprise. It is said however, that the
failure of Mr. W. C. Simmons, ihe
���construction foreman, to return
here a month ago, and do certain
preliminary work which it was expected would lie well under way on
the return here of Engineer Anderson, precludes the undertaking of
that work until after the high
spring water has receded. While
there may be nothing in this story
at all, the delay in beginning operations is more or less disappointing
locally. However, it is authoritatively stated that the entire undertaking will be completed this year.
If our citizens could know this
statement to be one of absolute
{act, they would realize that a little
later, the work would have to be
pushed with great vigor.
In relation to the railways, we
���we have also been more or less
stirred, by the fact that railway
surveyors have been working in
this vicinity and between here and
Orand Forks. The survey through
the townsite ruiiB over the point
above the Mayall residence and
skirts around near the residences
of T. F. Carden and Paul Rochussen. By whom this survey has
been made it is not known, but
some think it is by the C. P. R., as
the chief engineer makin% the survey is said to be one of the ablest
in the employ of tbat corporation.
And there you have it.
Ciicide'i Taxpayers' Auoclitloa Thiws Ont.
The rattle and din of bo many
new railroads and smelters throughout this province, and especially
in this immediate vicinity, has
aroused the remains of the once
proud and powerful Taxpayers' Association of Cascade from its "Rip-
Van Winkle" sleep, and it hap burst
from its eepulcheral confines, and
come forth its the young butterfly,
but with the vigor of a young lion.
-Several meetings have already been
held, and more are to follow, til! its
machinery is again in active and
healthy operation. A committee
has been appointed to "dig up" all
the matured male population, and
connect it with this organization,
which can be made a great power
lor good in this locality. This
committee is now at work, and
when it is ready to report, another
meeting will be held, and reorganization effected. Ther* is need of
the help of this association, and
there iB need of the co-operation of
all our citizens to make it a most
useful institution. A new lease of
life of this community is at bund.
Let us be up and doing.
A Bold BsrfSlsry it Orand Fork..
Last Saturday morning at 2.30
o'clock a bold robber smashed the
window in Mayor M. D. White's
jewelry store on Bridge Btreet,
.Grand Forks, snatched two oases
of rings set with diamonds and
other stones, valued at $1,000. and
made good his escape. The robber
wits evidently cognizant of the
movements of the people in the
store, as that night was the first
lime for months the place had been
left alone, Frank White, brother of
the proprietor usually sleeping in
the rear. Th-" Crash of -lie ,>,r<mk-
ine class awakened pv^'Yone in the
Chamber ol Mines Effort Abandoned
Mr. J. B. McArthur of Rossland,
states tbat the citizens of Rossland
have abandoned the idea of establishing the chamber of mines, as it
wub impossible for one community
to hear the large expense attaching
to such an institution,
There will he service* In the
Presbvterian church here tomorrow.
Little Guy Woodruff oelebratfd
his fifth hirthday anniversary,
Mondav, when he entertained a
few of his friends.
Chas. Sflndner, who is now employed at the Knob Hill mine at
Phoenix, was visitine in Cascade
the fore part of the week.
���It is understood that the Presbv-
terian church here will be supplied
this summer with a Student Missionary. Gladstone will he included in the mission.
Dick Darrow is down from the
Basin where he has, with assistants
been exploiting the Tin Cup claim.
A shaft has heen sunk about 50
feet, and the showing is said to
have improved most satisfactorily
with depth.
Miss Evelyn McFetridge gave a
birthday party to her little friends
and acquaintances Thnrsdsv afternoon. It will be no offensive dis-
cloBUre to say Miss Evelyn was
four years of age on this occasion.
Mr. D. C. Beach was in town
this week on husineks connected
with his valuable mineral claims
on the Lake, on which work has
heen proBecuted most of the winter.
Mr. Beach snys everything continues to look most favorable, and
that with the expenditure of a little
more time and money, there will be
some good shipping mines in his
section. Mr. F. E. Starkey, who
has heen in the east the past two
or three months, ia expected home
Miss McCoy, daughter of Rev.
Joseph McCoy���whom we,all know
nnd admire, arrived here on the
wei-t-hnund train this afternoon.
The lady is gifted with remarkable
musical talent, which has heen
rendered most entertaining and
useful by cultivation and practice.
She will remain here a few days,
and it ia hoped that during her
stay some arrangement may be
made which will enable us all tn
listen to the voice of this sweet
songster, and an effort may be made
tn provide a program for Monday
night next, with the accomplished
young lady as the star performer.
Assessment Act and Provincial Revenue
Tax Act
NOTICE 1. hereby given, in accordance with
the statutes, that provincial revenue tux,
uudalltaxer levied under the Assessment Aot,
are now due for the year 1001. Allot the above
named taxes, collectable within the South
Jivislon ot Kast Vale, and part of Uossland
riding, are payable at iny ofllce, Fairview.
Assessed taxes are collectable at the following
rales, vl/.:
If paid on or before the 80th of June, 1901���
Thrce-llfths of one per cent on real property.
Two aud one-half per cent on assessed valuo of
wild land. Oue-half of one per cent ou personal
property. Ou so much of the income of any person as exceeds one thousand dollars In accord*
aoce with tho following classifications, upon
such excess the rate shall be, namely:
Class A���On one thousand dollars aud not exceeding ten thousand dollars, one per
cent up to Ave thousand dollars, and
two per ceut on the remainder.
Olass B���Ou ten thousand dollars and not exceeding twentv thousand dollars, one and
one-half per cent, up to ten thousand
dollars, and two and one-half per cent-on
thu remainder.
Class C-On twenty thousand dollars and not exceeding forty thousand dollars, two and
one-half per ceut up to twenty thousand
dollars, and three per cent on the remainder,
Class D-On all others In excess ot forty thous
and dollars, three per cent up to fort-
thousand dollars, and three and one-hali
per cent on the remainder.
If paid on or after the first of Jnly, lBOI-Four*
fifthsof one per cent on real property; three per
oent on the assessed value of wild land; three-
fourths of one per cent on personal property. On
so much of the Income of any person as exceeds
one thoosund dollars in accordance with the following classification; upon such excess the rates
shall be namely:
Class A���On one thousand dollars and not exceeding ten thousand dollars, one and one-
half per cent up to live thousand dollars,
and two aud one-half per cent on the remainder.
Class B���on ten thousand dollars and not exceeding twenty   thousand  dollars, two
?ercoutupto ten thousand dollars, and
bree per cent on the remainder.
Clus.C"On  twenty thonsaud dollars and not
exceeding forty thousand dollars, three
per cent up to twenty thousand dollars,
and three and one-half per cent on the
Class D���On all others in excess of forty thous*
anddollars, three and one-half per cent
up to forty thousand dollars, and fonr per
cent on the remainder.
Provincial revenue tax 18.00 per capita.  Two
Eer oent on tho assessed value of ore or mineral
earing substances, payable uuurterly, on the
last day or the month, of March, June, September and December of each year.
Fairview, U.O.. Feb. 11, 1901.
16.21 Assessor and Collector.
canadian ^
Pacific Ky.
Short Line
Umidn Pacific
Lake - and ��� Denver
Steanir-hip Tickets to Europe and
Oiher Foreign Countries
On all trains from Revelstoke and
Kootenuy Landing.
Pass Duumore Junction for St.
Paul on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Toronto on Mondays and Wednesdays; Montreal
and Button on Saturdays.
For time tables and full information call on or address nearest local
agent. F. E. TEBO,
Agent, Cascade, B. C.
D. P. A. Nelson, B. C.
E. J. COYLE, A. G. P. Agt, .
Vancouver, B. C.
4:00 p.m
Spnkane Tlmu Schedule
KrTtmtlVf- May 21.
Past mail - ior tlie
Coonrd'Alenes, Funning*
ton, tlarileld, Colfax, Pom*
uroy, Waltsburg, Davton,
Walla Walla. I'endleton.
linker (Mty, and all point.
FAST MAIL - From all
points KAST, linker t'lty,
Pendleton, Walla Walla,
Dayton, Waltsburg, Pome-
roy, Moscow, Pullmau.Col-
tax. (inrlli'ld, Parmlngton,
and four d'Aleues	
EXPItK.--S ��� t''or Farming-
ton. Gnrdeld, Colfax, Pull
niaii, Mo cow, T.ewiston,
I'orllnnd, Sun Francisco.
linker City and all point.
BXPBBS-���From all points
HAST, Baker City, San
Prnni'lsf-n, Portland, Colfax, Uarh��l��fl and tanning.
Mi p. I
9.04 a. nv
San Francisco-Portland Route.
DOCK, Portland, nt B p. in., and Spear Street
Wharf, San Francisco at 10 a. m. every five days.
Willamette and Columbia Rivers.
Dally HoBt Service between Portland, Astoria,
Oregon Citv, Dayton, Snlom, Independence, Cor-
vallls and'all Columbia and Wlll.mutto rlv.r
Snake River Route.
Steamers between Rlpnrla and Lewlston leave
Itlpatla dally nt 8:40 a. m., returning leave Lewlston dally at 7:00 a. m.
H. ffl. ADAMS, General Agent,
490 Rivorside Ave., Spokane, Wash,
The most complete line of
Hardware and Dry Goods
in town.
from now on in Winter Goods.
Mackinaw Suits, Rubbers, Heavy Wool
and Cloth Overshirts; ~ Underwear in
all qualities; Blankets, Overals, Hats,
Caps, Gloves, Mitts, Heavy and Light
Shoes, etc., etc.,
Below Cost.
Ladies' Suitings, Shoes, Flannellettes,
and House-furnishings, etc.,
Half-price and Less.
If you need anything call and see what
we have and get satisfaction.
We save you 6oc in the $.
The remaining supply of
Will be cleared out at any reasonable
price. Amongst other articles we offer
Canned Vegetables and Fruits, Dried
Peaches, Apricots, Apples, Blackberries, etc.; Currants and Raisins, Tapioca and all kinds of Extracts and
Spices, on which you can save money
by buying at
The English Store,
Crockery, Lamps and Furniture,
in addition.        i
il u>
MARCH ��, 1101
(By a Sll.ii. Member)
Owing to delay to the west bound
train caused by snow-slides on the
C, & W. railway, the Associated
Boards of Trade of Eastern British
Columbia were unable to begin the
transaction of business until Friday morning, 1st March, when
there assembled in the City
Hall, Greenwood, forty delegates
from the different towns of the interior. Many diverse interests were
represented. Fernie sent champions of the coal and coke industry; from Rossland came the men
of the mines; from Trail (woe unto
them I) the warriors of the C. P. It.,
and from Kamloops descended upon
the unwitting south the ardent and
brilliant advocate of the "Dry
A little criticism iB a' salutary
thing, und what is here stated .is
given in no carping spirit, but in
the hope that the "tyees" of future
conventions may take a hint.
Much time was waated in getting
the business of the convention or*'
ganized, and substantial improvement could be made in many of the
present methods. With a perfect
organization and executive the
card of business should be ready
for consideration, as soon as the
meeting is called to order, and this
end could be achieved by treating
for discussion no subjects other than
those submitted to the executive by
the respective local boards prior to
the meeting. All local boards
would, in that case, be advised
fully by the General Secretary of
the business to be transacted, bo
that delegates would come fully prepared to discuss the different questions brought before them, The
executive should also prepare a
general form of credential, to be
used by all local boards alike,
which would save endless scrutiny
and wrangling by the Credentials
Committee as to the seating of delegates. Further, the practice of
referring all business to a .Committee on Resolutions before submitting it to the full meeting is a
grave error, as it stifles discussion,
many delegated being apparently
too ready, without fully considering ils scope and value, to assent
to any resolution that is made-to-
order in committee. Open discussion in the full meeting of delegates would generate more motions,
based on different points of view,
and would give rise to much more
lively debates than is now the case.
No better proof of this could be
stated than that at the Convention
when sufficient interest was taken
in any proposed resolution to provoke division of opinion, the
amendment usually carried,and was
in most cases more valuable than
the motion���fathered in the Resolutions Committee���which it defeated. Another most unfortunate
feature of the Convention was the
unrestrained verbosity of two or
three gentlemen who seemed to
think it needful to speak on every
question brought up, and with
every accompaniment of wearisome
reiteration possible. Those individuals evidently deemed their colleagues incapable of transacting
the business laid before them, and
took upon themselves the heat and
burden of the fray. While the
rules of the convention provided
for a limit to speeches, no attempt
was made to enforce them. When,
0 when will public speakers learn
that "brevity is the soul of wit?"
What was most amusing was that
one of the worst offenders made
sarcastic allusions to the prolixity
of other speakers 1 To the Silent
Member, at the convention for information, like many . another,
there was much weariness of the
During the afternoon the Convention settled down to re-affirm
resolutions passed at the former annual meeting, and to discuss the
business brought before it by the
Committee ou Resolutions. The
railway question was the burning
one, and it aroused the keenest interest. Very able speeches were
made by Messrs, Robs, of Greenwood, and Goodeve and Oliver, of
Rossland; but the heavy weights
of tbe debate were Mr. Benlly of
Fernie, who demolished the figures
of hi-, opponents, based on fancy,
by a parallel set of figures, based
on truth and supported by documentary evidence; and Mr. Smith
CurtiB, M. P. P., who concluded the
debate by a most concise, crisp and
convincing speech, logical and
irresistible, which utterly crushed
the enemies of "Free Trade in Railways".. The vote surely satisfied
Messrs. Goodeve and Oliver and
the warriors from Trail, that their
efforts to retain this country as a
preserve for the C. P. R. are not
popular with the people���31 to 5 is
heavy odds. There are yet left in
our lftnd a few people who are
afraid of our country's greatness,
and whom the shadow of a threat
by a railway monopoly frightens
into hysterics. Nothing could have
surpassed, on the other hand, Mr.
CurtiB' magnifficent courage in the
extent of our resources and in the
power of our governments, Provincial and Dominion, to enact legislation that will bring any trust to
its kneeB. His final words were,
"Last century was the century of
the United States'; this is the century of Canada!" And the thunders of applause that followed were
proof that the audience was with
The only other matter of very
vital interest to the people of Cascade was the proposal by the Rossland delegates to recommend the
inclusion of the entire Boundary
district with Rossland in a new
judicial county of South Kootenay.
To this proposal, Mr. R. B. Kerr, of
Phoenix, offered the most determined opposition, and it was finally withdrawn. Why Rossland
should be so anxious to retain
Boundary under its wing in all
things is truly wonderful. That it
should desire to have the lion's
share of the public works appropriations on the other hand, is not
wonderful; and when the Gold
Commissioner begins to remember
there is yet a little country to the
West of his own dear town of Rossland, there is mighty little of the
money left for our much-needed
repairs. And now those greedy
people want to make Rossland our
country townl "0 wad some poo'er
the giftie gie us, tae see oorsels as
it hern see us I "
Mr. Smith Curtis again distinguished himself at the banquet in
the evening, by making a most eloquent speech, and it is easy to see
that he has won many former antagonists to his support. His supporters are amply justified in believing that he will bt the leader of
the next Provincial government,
Rarely does a public man combine
so much tact with hard logic and
forcible eloquence. His opponents
must needa submit to irrefutable
argument, without prejudice or personal feeling. Mr. Kerr is another
coming man already of much value
to the public, and his career will be
an interesting one to follow.
Speeches were made by others
throughout which ran a strain of
entire faith in the future thut is
before us.
Saturday morning and evening
were taken up with the remaining
business to be disposed of, and the
afternoon was spent in visiting the
smelters at Greenwood and Boundary Falls. It gave assurance t,f better things to come to watch tbe
matte pouring from the furnace of
a Boundary Creek smelter, und the
writer hopes that it will soon be
unnecessary to travel so far to sei'
one in operation.
Business was rtiBhed through in
the evening, and many subjects,
notably that of the administration
of the Lands and Works department, were passed over without
any useful discussion. The time
allowed was entirely too short, and
the greater portion of it was taken
taken up by the dry bones of procedure. The one disagreeable feature in the evening's session, was
the attempt by the Rossland delegates���evidently in revenge for
their turndown on the railway
question���to take away the right of
representation on the Associated
Boards from the small and weak
Boards���such as Cascade���which
are entitled to equal reprsentation
with their larger fellows. The proposal was not supported, however,
and the Cascade delegation refrained from venting the indignation
which they felt. It was a poor
kind of revenge for the Rossland
delegates to seek, but they evidently
overlooked the fact that the proposed railway from Northport
would make Cascade an important
frontier point, and would concern
us infinitely more than them. The
fact that other rural boards thought
alike with us did not improve their
temper, and apparently they
thought it best to drive us out, and
leave the Associated Boards in the
form of a "hive" of boards from the
incorporated cities. There could
be no mistake about the allusions
made to villages, and to the convention being packed.
To conclude, the amount of important business transacted at the
convention, outside of the railway
question, was disappointing, and
the matters brought up could for
the most part have been considered
just as effectually at home by the
local boards. The scope of the Associated Boards should include only matters common to the whole
interior, and strictly local matters
ought not to waste the very limited
time allowed for discussion. If the
Board of Trade at Victoria, could
only be induced to drop its absurdly arrogant title of the "B. C. Board
of Trade", it would be well to form
a Provincial Board of Trade, to
which could be referred matters of
provincial interest, amendments of
the statutes, and in which the Associated Boards of Trade of the interior could meet their brethren of
the coast on common ground without losing their identities.
Small pox seems to have worked
its way into the province despite
the careful provision made by the
government to head it off. Moyie,
Cranbrook, Fernie, Fort Steele and
other places are infected with it-
At this writing the Boundary country has escaped, there being no
cases reported as yet.
The march of the "free hand"
brigade through the halls of parliament, froiri present appearances, at
least, will not be so triumphant as
a year ago.
The Yale-Columbia  Lumber Co.,
Bough and Dressed Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Mouldings and Turnings.
Principal Hills at CASCADE, B. C
io Columbia Brewery Gst
Lager Beer!
Brewed Especially for Export.
Warranted to Keep in Any Climate.
Is too small in which to tell you what a
complete line of
Patent Medicines.
Miners' Supplies,
of all kinds;
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the raising of the amount of the annual contribution payable by each
'board belonging to the Association
from $15 to $25.
Saturday closed the convention
of the Associated Boards of Trade
of Southern British Columbia.
Business sessions were held morning and evening, the afternoon being devoted by delegates to visiting the Standard Pyritic and British Columbia Copper Co.'s smelting
plants. The next annual meeting
'Will be held at Kaslo. Sunday the
delegates visited Phoenix, previous
to leaving for home.
About Railway Matters.
At a Liberal meeting held in
"Vancouver a resolution was unanimously passed asking the Dominion government to subsidize
the building of the Coast-Kootenay
line by the V. V. & E. railroad
company, independent of the C. P.
R, at this Beosion of parliament, so
that no time will be lost in construction. On behalf of McKenzie
<fc Mann and the V. P. & E., Norman McLean promised that if the
Dominion and Provincial subsidies were arranged, 100 miles of
line would be built hefore the end
-of the year.
It is stated that, if the results of
legislative action are favorable,
and the building of the Coast-Kootenay actually begins under the
plans of McKenzie & Mann, the
C. P. R. will spring into the field
and continue its contemplated line
from Midway to the coast with an
alacrity never before witnessed in
railway construction work on this
During the discussion of the
speech from the throne, at Victoria,
the other duy, Attorney-General
Eberts stated that the Coast-Kootenay railroad would he given a cash
subsidy and the contract would be
made with persons or the company
-soon. The road is to come to the
coast. The government would fix
freight rates and percentage of
gross receipts to go to (he province.
E. C. Smith, presented a petition
irom George A. Cox, and others, for
permission to build the railroad
'known as the British Columbia
Southern from the Crow's Nest coal
fields to. the international boundary.
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