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Vol. I.
No. 1.
It is Destined to Become a Mining and
Railway falter.
Evidences That in tho Near Future this City
Will Outstrip All Rivals.
Situated in the extreme southern part of the Province on the International boundary line near
longitude 118 degrees west, about
300 miles from the Pacific coast and
130 miles north of Spokane, Wash.,
is the beautiful townsite of Cascade City. This is without doubt
the most attractive and advantageously located townsite in the vast
Jinland district. Nature has here
.^bestowed with a bountiful hand
those requisites for the upbuilding
of a large town. Surrounded by
mountains the gentle rising slopes
of the broadened valley, covered
with an open growth of timber
here, makes a natural park and an
ideal townsite. From the west the
Kettle river, draining a territory
hundreds of miles square, rushing
through canyons and mountain
gorges, winding through the rich
Grand Prairie farm lands, on this
property makes a descent of one-
hundred and twenty-five feet.
This fall gives a magnificent opportunity for developing the 20,-
000 horse power available, this
being the only power of such vast
magnitude on the entire river. The
valuable rights connected with this
wates power have recently been
purchased by a corporation which
has already begun to develop the
same for the purpose of generating
electricity for operating tramways
to mines, street car lines, for lighting and mining purposes and for
rent; also for supplying water for
municipal and domestic uses, for
irrigation and for other available
purposes. Being confined in a narrow, rock-bound canyon it is susceptible of development at a very
small expense, and its scenic charm
is unsurpassed.
Twenty miles to the east of Cascade City lie the rich and favorably known mines of Rossland,
which, three or four years ago, were
undeveloped, unheard of, and almost unknown prospects, are today
well developed mines, paying thousands of dollars monthly in dividends and have millions of dollars
worth of ore in sight. Thirty miles
to the west are the extensive and
numerous copper-gold properties of
Boundary Creek. On the north in
close proximity are the Christina
Lake and Burnt Basin districts,
recently discovered and almost
wholly undeveloped, with such
promising surface showings as to
attract large amounts of capital and
with every indication of soon taking rank among the very beet pro
ducers of the province. In addition to gold, silver, copper, lead and
iron mines, in the Burnt Basin district, a rich and extensive body of
bauxite of clay carrying a very
high per cent of aluminum has been
discovered. Immediately to the
south is the Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, U. S. A.,
rich in mineral, among others
being ihe rapidly enhancing gold
properties near Pierres' Lake. Upon
the townsite or near by is found
clay suitable for brick or tiles, lime
for smelting or plaster, sand and a
variety of good building stone.
Notwithstanding large bodies of
ore are known to exist, the surrounding country is largely unexplored and almost wholly undeveloped, and although large sums
of money have already been and
are still being invested from Canada, England, Germany, United
States and other countries, it is evident that only a beginning has
been made, and capital always
seeking good investments (of which
none are better than those judiciously made in mining), is becoming convinced of the faci, that British Columbia is destined in the
very near future to take rank among
if not the lead of all rich  districts.
As an evidence of the coming importance of this particular section
one needs but note the railroads
which are building this year. The
valleys of the Kettle river on the
west and south of Christina lake
and creek, and McRae creek on the
north and east all joining here,
divide the several mountain ranges
which from this place diverge and
extend hundreds of miles without
break, making the only available
passes for practical railroad construction ; Cascade City being at
the junction of these valleys, is the
gateway and will become the great
railway center of the country. The
great Canadian Pacific Railway
company has extended its system
west through the Crow's Nest Pass
and is now completing its line to,
and 50 miles west of Cascade City.
The Kettle River Valley Railway
company contemplates the completion of its line from the south this
year through this same pass, thus
giving direct connection with the
Spokane Falls & Northern railway.
Only one mile north of Cascade
City, a most beautiful body of
water twenty miles long and from
two to four miles wide, is the
sportsman's paradise and the pleasure-seekers resort. The lake and
its tributary streams abound with
fish ; the surrounding mountains
and woods are alive with deer, bear,
birds and other game. Along its
shores is seen the rustic log cabin
of the pioneer settler or prospector,
with an occasional glimpse of the
tunnel or prosuect hole made by
the miner in his search for wealth.
Railroad construction is now
going on ; the water-power is being
developed and other improvements
are under consideration with every
prospect of consummation, which
will insure the upbuilding of a
flourishing and prosperous city and
open opportunities; for investment.
Development of 5.000 ILI is Now
In Progress.
Will Be Transmitted to Mines in This Mineral District-Local Water Service.
Of all the significant developments now taking place in this rapidly growing center, none is
fraught with greater possibilities
for the future than the magnificent
water power at our very doors.
This fact was fully appreciated by
the Dominion Mining and Development Co., Ltd., of which C. K.
Milburn, of Nelson, is the manager, when that strong corporation
secured control of the latent power
in the cascades of Kettle river.
Nor did they hesitate to begin the
needful development.
Wm. Anderson, an engineer of
wide ability, who superintended the
great plant at Bonnington Falls,
near Nelson, was sent to take'
charge of the work, and for a month
has been here making extensive
preparations for the task in hand.
He has kindly furnished the Record
with the following particulars:
About half a mile above the bridge,
at the cascades, work has already
been started on a dam, to be 35
feet high and 400 feet long. A flume
will convey the water to the power
house, to be located on this side of
the river, near the bridge. To build
this flume 1300 feet of rock will
have to be blasted out. The power
house will be of a substantial pattern, built of stone and brick, and
will be constructed so that at least
5,000 h. p. can be developed.
At the site of the dam, where
the work has been started, a blacksmith shop and tool house have
been built, and just now the men
are putting up a storehouse and
office on the flat, of sufficient capacity for all needs.
Mr. Anderson has been instructed
to look into the feasibility of supplying the residents of the city with
a water system, and has made a
favorable report along this line.
This will probably be done in the
near future.
James Brereton, a carpenter, who
has been ill with the fever, died at
the Montana Hotel Thursday
morning. He was afforded every
attention possible, being under
care of Dr. Foster and having two
nurses. The proprietors of the
hotel also did all in their power.
Brereton was a single man who
formerly lived in Slocan City. The
burial took place yesterday.
The Boundary Creek stage and
and Express Co., is a new concern
that is sure to do a good business.
Messrs. Williams and Elkins, the
proprietors, are running a daily
stage to Grand Forks and an express line from Bossburg to ull
points in the Boundary country,
and also to Republic.
Wednesday morning the first
considerable fall of snow spread a
white blanket over the city.
The Cosmopolitan hotel owners
have just completed an eight-room
addition to their popular stopping
H. L. Moody, the owner of the
townsite of Christina, was in the
city this week and reports a good
sale of lots.
On Tuesday's stage Miss Kate
Smith arrived in the city to be associated with her sister in the Grand
Central hotel.
Lynch & Earle, the sawmill men,
are this week completing a 20x50
business block on Main street, adjoining the Commercial hotel.
It is said that Niagara is to have
a post office, with George E. Seymour, the popular townsite agent,
as the postmaster
The B. C. M. & M. syndicate's
general store force was increased
this week by the arrival of Mr, Upton, direct from merrie England.
D. C. Fletcher, of Brooklyn, has
been through to Grand Forks and
Greenwood and returned to Cas-
cade.   He thinks of locating  here.
Rev. G. K. Bradshaw, Methodist
minister of Grand Forks, will hold
services in the school house, Cascade,    to-morrow    evening at   7.
Grading has commenced on First
avenue, and next week work will
be done on Main street. The improvement is being caried on by
private subscription, the townsite
company doing its share.
Several robberies have taken
place lately. The Montana H>tel
cash register was carried off, but
was fortunately empty. The B. C.
Restaurant and Cosmopolitan Cafe
also suffered losses of beef and
While in town last Thursday
Mr. James M. Martin, M. P. P.,
consulted with Justices of the
Peace Rose and Rochussen in re
gard to police matters and also in
reference to a much needed jail.
W. M. Wolverton, manager of
the Pioneer store, has just completed a large warehouse in the
rear of his establishment, necessitated by the great increase in his
rapidly growing business.
Capt. Ritchie, formerly of Trail,
put a gang of men at work yesterday on the construction of a 26x40
two-story hotel building, with a
14x18 wing. It is located on Second avenue, opposite the B. C.
There is talk of the mails coming
from Bossburg instead of Marcus
in the near future. The change, if
made, will be a great improvement,
as mail will reach here from one to
three hours quicker than according
to the present arrangement.
Geo. K. Stocker, the townsite
agent is just completing a cozy
residence on the brow of the hill
close to town. It contains six
rooms and a cellar, and is plastered
throughout. The work is being
done by D. D. Ferguson, the contractor, which is of itself a guarantee that it is all right.
He Returns   l.om a Trip Through
His Constituency
Mr. Jas. M. Martin, our member in the provincial legislature,
spent last Thursday in Cascade.
He had been on a trip through the
constituency to learn the most
pressing needs of the district.
While in the city he made a call
on the Record, and in the course of
an interview impressed us with the
fact that he intended to work hard
for necessary improvements to
roads, trails and public buildings
in this part of Yale. l> This part
of the province pays the largest
proportion of revenue to the provincial treasury," said Mr. Martin,
" and we are most assuredly entitled to far more in the way of appropriations than has been given
in the past."
The people of Yale undoubtedly
have a good member in Mr. Martin, and we will see the result of
his labors when the legislature
meets early in January. On this
trip he had been as far as Midway,
and has thoroughly acquainted
himself with the needs of the riding. He left yesterday morning for
his home in Rossland.
Bogus Time Checks
Last week several spurious time
checks were presented to Paymaster
Woodman, at Brooklyn, and were
of course thrown out at once. They
had been cashed by merchants of
that town, and were drawn with
the signature of Pat Welch, per
McAlpin, his book-keeper. The
work was a clumjy job, but being
dated late in September the forger
had ample time to make himself
scarce. The checks were all under
$30 in amount. There were rumors
of the forger being apprehended
this week, but thus far they have
not been confirmed. These are the
first h>gus time checks that have
put in an appearance on this contract.
New Record Building
The home of the Cascade Record,
located near the corner of Main
street, on Third avenue, was, metaphorically speaking, a howling
waste a few days since. But printing and cutting machinery, quantities of type, cases, frame?1, imposing stone, etc., and a stock of stationery were en route, and a home
bud to be put up in double quick
Accordingly, the services of I).
D. Ferguson, the veteran contractor, were enlisted, and with a corps
'of men a change rapidly took place.
In twenty-four hours the frame of
the commodious 20x30 two-story
structure, now occupied by the
Record, was up ; and before one of
the proprietors had succeeded in
getting the plant hauled in from
Bossburg (only accomplished in
such a short time by personal attention), the home of this paper
was ready for business.
While the almost herculean task
of getting everything in order is
not yet quite accomplished, this
the first issue of Cascade's new
paper will show that the concern
is ready to supply the business men
of this city and section with anything in the printing line. Friends
and subscribers are cordially invited to come in at any time and
occupy our easy chairs. We are
always at home. When coming,
just bring along that order for job
Wednesday's Dance
Mine Host Eckstrom, of the
Railroaders Headquarters Hotel,
was in his element last Wednesday
evening, for he was successful in
making every one happy. The social dance was a great success and
was well patronized, there being a
large number of ladies present.
The function was held in the large
room adjoining the hotel, just completed, which proved an excellent
place for it. It was the wee sma'
hours of the morning before the
music stopped and the merry trippers of the light fantastic repaired
to their homes.
New Night Watchman
The enterprising business men
and citizens of the city have subscribed to a fund to mainstain a
night watchman and Pat Darcy,
the new incumbent, has already
entered upon his duties. Mr.
Diiicy has also been sworn in case
of need and will act in that capacity. As the town is constantly
growing and the railway construction element is increasing, the
need for such an official is more
apparent. The money spent in
this way will be a good investment.
Cascade's Busy Mills
This city is fortunate in having
located here two excellent and
well equipped saw mills, which not
only supply the large demand
here, but also for many miles
around. The oldest concern is the
Cascade Sawmill Co., Messrs.
Lynch & Earle being the proprietors. This mill is located on
this side of Kettle river, while the
mill of the E. G. Thomas & Co.,
is just across the river. Each of
these concerns has a capacity of
about 25,000 feet of lumber daily
and both have all they can do.
Lumber is shipped from Cascade as
far as 20 miles away, and is in
great demand.
Walter Bell raffled off his cay use
at the Grand Centra! hotel last
Tuesday evening. J. H. Cosgrove,
of the Record staff, was the fortunate winner of the bucking equine.
B. C. Chop
Railroad men and travelers can get a good square
meal at this place.
Be with with the crowd,
Eat at this house and
You'll go away happy.
C. O. HANSON, Prop.
First Avenue,        -       Cascade.
Mercantile aod Mining Syndicate, Ltd. Lby.,
<^���Hold at CASCADE CITY, B. C,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock of Hardware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Drugs, Miners' Supplies, Etc., in the Boundary Creek country.
Enlarged premises, increased staff and doubled
stocks ensure for patrons the Utmost Satisfaction
at the lowest possible cost.
AN ASSAY OFFICE and Laboratory, under
the supervision of a thoroughly competent and reliable expert, is attached; also a Public Telephone
Branch Store, fully stocked, on the Brooklyn road, at
McRae Landing, Christina Lake.
Branch Grocery Store at Gribi's Bakery, Cascade.
Go to.
-FOR   YOUR���
Potatoes, Apples and All Kinds of Farm Produce,
Confectionery and Stationery.
Full Line Cigars and Tobaccos.
Opposite Custom House,
I ��iquors, pities anb (jSars-1
ww A specialty made of Imported Goods. Glassware and Bar W
t Supplies Alwavs on Hand.    Sole Agents for Mk
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
MAIN STREET,        ....      CASCADE, B. C
Scandia Hotel
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
A comfortable, home-like place for
Railroad Men.
First Avenue,
Cascade. Is
VV. J. Francis returned Sundry
from a business trip to Greenwood.
T. Frank Murry, recently of Mc-
Leod, visited Cascade City this
A. M. Knee, banker from the
rilocan country, will open up in
Grand Forks.
Wallace & Miller have opened up
their stock of clothing and furnishings on First Avenue.
J. H. Cosgrove, a well known
newspaper man of Kaslo, is a
visitor to the city this week.
Thomas Wilson, of Trail and
Brooklyn, is putting up a building
on First avenue, and already has a
stock of goods on thi; way.
.John Moore was brought before
���lust ices Rose a ml Rocheson Inst
Tuesday for pilfering about town,
nnd sentenced to 14 days in jail to
think it over.
Billy Milne returned a couple of
clays ago from a purchasing trip
iimong the farmers on the Columbia river. As a result farm produce is more abundant.
Gorman & St. John have applied
for n license to sell liquors at the
Cove on Christina hike, where they
already have a restaurant. This
will make two hotels for this point.
The passenger traffic from Boss-
bnrg to Cascade is increasing
rather than diminishing. Both
Williams' and Bell & Duncan's
stage lines have all they can
Sam McOrmond, the rustling
Gladstone merchant, was in town
this week, en route to Grand Forks
to secure a liquor  license,    He ex-
V pects to open a hotel soon with  his
' restaurant business.
The price of freighting from Bossburg to this city, which has been
75 cents per hundred, has been
raised to an even dollar, and there
is no telling how high it will get
when the roads get very bad.
Brick is a scarce article in Cascade just now. Some one overlooked i! good thing last summer
when he did not-bake a few thousand with our excellent clay.
There is still a good opening for a
brick yard here.
John Cameron, a leading merchant of Edmonton, has been in
town this week, and is takingalook
at several mining properties. He
van particularly pleased with the
Burnt Basin. He likes Cascade
and thinks.of locating.
The B. C. Mercantile and Mining
Syndicate, Ltd., are erecting a
24x50 foot addition to their already
large general store. It will be used
for the dry goods department. This
concern is one of the strongest in
this section and deserves the extensive patronage it enjoys.
J. F. Young, of the Spokesman-
Review, with Mr. Bartholomew and
and Mr. White, the latter a mining
expert, passed through Cascade on
Monday, bound for Greenwood,
where an inspection will be made
of the Combination mine, preparatory to commencing systematic
E. C. Eckstorm, the proprietor of
the Railroaders Headquarters, has
made an addition to his hotel for a
reading room, which will doubtless be a popular resort. He intends to keep a good assortment of
daily and weekly papers for the
use of patrons.
Died From Pneumonia.
Sunday week a man named Albert Lamb assaulted Sterling
Harklerode at one of the sawmills, and according to all accounts gave him a pretty severe
drubbing. Nothing special was
thought of the matter and Lamb
went to Grand Forks, where he secured work on the streets. Harklerode was taken to the hospital
and a few days afterwards died
there. Lamb was arrested at
Grand Forks on a charge of aggravated assault and held there.
In the meantime a coroner's jury
was empaneled with Mr. Carrier
as foreman, and rendered a verdict of death from natural causes���
Constable Dinsinore brought
I.amb over from Forks and the
charge was changed to simple assault. He was tried before Justices of the Peace Rose and Rocheson and sentenced to two
months' imprisonment.
Has a Bright Future
With the advent of railway construction through the Boundary
country thereby furnishing the
means of transportation for which
the district has long waited, there
are indications of increased activity in all parts of the district.
Along the line of railway construction there are som* very rich mines
which will begin shipping ore with
the completion of the road into the
district. Besides these properties
a large and important section of
country will be made tributary to
the railway, which means wide
mining development in these
pirts. With transportation fa*
cilities coke and coal from the
Crow's Nest Pass can be hauled
into the country at a comparatively
small cost, and the establishment
of smelters at convenient places
may be looked for In fact, there
is no part of British Columbia at
the present time that has a
brighter prospect for widespread
industry, than right here in the
Boundary country. There is al-
wads a demand for labor in railway construction and the spring
promises a large increase in the
work of developing our mines, of
which there promises to be a large
number throughout the district.
���Grand Forks Miner.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmithing.
Seconii Avenue, CASCADE, B. C.
Shaving Parlors,
Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary Creek and Chris
tina Lake Countries.
The Coming Commercial and Industrial
Center of
1 wo Doors From Post-office.
CASCADE, -        - B. C.
A Magnificent Water Power
of 20,000 Horse Power
Now under actual development.    The center of a mat
A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center.   Only one mile from Christina Lake, a beautiful bod)
of water,   18 miles   in  length, and destined to-become th<
The town is  beautifully located,  surrounded  by  rid
scenery, with liberal sized lots (50x120), wide streets,   and
offers a most promising opportunity for  business  location
and Realty Investments.
For further information, price of lots, etc., address
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.
Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Commissioner
C. P. R., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Boundary Creek Stage and Express & y.
WILLIAMS & ELKINS, Proprietors.
Running Daily Stages between Cascade and Grand
Forks. Connections made with the Bell-Duncan
Stage Line from Bossburg. Carry Express Matter
to and from Bossburg, Cascade, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, Republic and intermediate points. . . .
Office and Stables, First Ave., CASCADE CITY, B. C.
Published weekly nt Oawwde ��'it.v. B. ('.. by
Wllleox & O'Ketlly.
Subscriptions 12 per year in advance.    Advertising rates on application.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 1898.
It is n time-honored custom for
the publishers of a new journal to
state the whys and wherefores of
the advent of the new publication
in the first issue. Usually a
weekly paper is supposed to fill a
" long-felt want." but the publishers of The Record will leave it to
its readers and supporters to decide whether this paper will fill the
bill or not.
Above all things The Record will
stand first, last and all the time
for Yale district, Ca'cade and the
large area of mineral country surrounding it. Whatever is for the
best interests of this city will find a
warm supporter in The Record,
whether in a financial, mineral or
political way. We believe in Cascade and in its future, and with
faith in that belief we have made
lame investment here.
The Cascade Record expects the
support of every man, woman and
child in the city who believes in
this city. How well our beiief is
being justified can be judged somewhat by the support already given
the paper in this its first issue. The
support has been hearty and
unanimous, and The Record expects to return dollar for dollar
in value to every subscriber and
advertiser. If your name is not on
the subscription list, it should be
placed there at once. As a matter
"f fact, if you wish to keep posted
on the fust-moving events of this
centre, you can get that information in no other way than through
the columns of The Record. If you
think it is a good thing, push it
along. The latch-string of The
Recu'd office always hangs on the
outside. Subscribers and friends,
from in or out of town, are invited
to make themselves at home in our
tated by reason <f the convenience
of being able to obtain ready cash
to carry on business. Heretofore
it has often been almost impossible
to obtain currency, but now this
will doubtless all lie changed. The
entire section will benefit by the
advent of these two enterprising
banks. That the institutions themselves will reap an abundant harvest, goes without saying.
If there's a better town and one
more promising than Cascade, take
it al! in all, it has yet to be pointed
. Cascade's water power will lie
worth a great deal to this district,
and its present development is
being watched with unusual interest.
One of the brightest, newsiest
sheets in the district of Yale is the
Boundary Creek Times. Editor
Ross mikes a paper that is well
worth reading.
Lowery's Golden Claim is the
title of a twenty-page monthly soon
ti). be issued by the sage of New
Denver. He bus selected Russiand
us the place of publication.
One of the most signih'cent events
that has taken place in this section
for several years, was the recent
simultaneous owning of branches
of two of the strongest financial institutions in the dominion. For
years the business and mining men
of this section have been at a great
disadvantage so far as banking
facilities were concerned ; in fact, \l
was an incalculable detriment to
general business.
With the starting up in this section of the branches of the Bank of
British North America and of the
Bank of Commerce, an additional
incentive will be given to conservative business men to locate and invest in the great Boundary district.
Trading in all lines will be facili-
The Republic mine, by its recent
strike of nineteen feet of $300 ore
bus placed itself in the front rank
of gold producers. As usual both
Rossland and Spokane men are the
gainers by the sudden rise in all
the Republic stocks.
New papers are coming thick and
fast in the Boundary country.
Editors like to get in on the ground
floor, and where they start up their
brain factories is sure to be a good
place to locate in. In this connection, keep your eye on Cascade.
Pure Drugs and Chemicals, Wall
Paper and Stationery.
p. #urns & (>, |\
Branches at Cascade City. Grand Forks, Niagara, Greenwood
and Brooklyn.
Today is the date set for the reception and installation of Canada's new Governor-General, the
Earl of Minto, which occurs at the
city of Quebec. He will be escorted with a guard of honor
wherever he goes. While welcoming the new Governor-General, the
residents of Canada will regret to
note the departure of the outgoing
executive, Lord Aberdeen, who has
earned the respect and esteem of
all classes.
Against the Miners.
It is given out that the lieutenant
governor-in-council has rescinded
the order whereby free miners may
obtain relief from forfeiture due to
the lapse of a free miner's certificate. The original order, which
was approved October 29, 1897,
provided that by making proper
affidavits and remitting $5 to the
minister of mines, a free miner
whose certificate had expired could
get a new license dating from the
expiration of the previous one. By
this process claims were saved from
forfeiture, unless in the meantime
they had been restaked hv some
other free miner. The new order
in council, which will go intoeffect
on November 15, rescinds the old
regulation, and does away with the
possibility of relief in case one's
certificate expires.
SEYLER dl CRAHAN,  Proprietors.
This new hotel is now   fitted throughout with first-class
1 furniture, etc.
First Avenue, Opposite Postoffice, Cascade City.
C. 5- Chrisman & Co.,
mi grain m mm
Cascade #oot anb J5i]��e 5f]��P
A large stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, Always
-^^^^on Hand.
Repairing of all kinds neatly and Promptly Executed.
A. H. BIGNEY, Proprietor.
First Class Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Made by the Scribe.
"In one year's time this city
will have not less than 5000 of a
population���I am positive of it,"
said an enthusiastic gentleman in
one of the business houses in the
city one day this week, in the presence of the Wayfarer. When
asked to elucidate further and explain the faith that was in him, he
said : " Well, in the first place I
have it on the best of authority
that in the spring a large number
of men will be put to work in the
mines in this vicinity. The C.P.R.
will undoubtedly make this a divisional point, and the chances are
more than good for the establishment of a large smelter right here
in Cascade, and the development
of the magnificent water power."
With these few would-be clinchers
he passed on.
Now, the Wayfarer is not a pessimist, and has no use for that kind
of an animal. But he does not
think all of these good things will
come to pass in so short a space of
time. Nevertheless, he agrees with
our optimistic friend that the hard-
writing is already on the wall,
showing that Cascade will be one
of the most important towns in the
Boundary district.
It goes without saying that during the time of railway construction many tradesmen and others
rush in with the expectation of
making their little pile while the
excitement is on, and of leaving the
locality when the whistle of the
iron horse is heard. DouhtlesB Cascade has a share of these���what
town has not? But fortunately
there are those here who firmly believe there is something more than
mere froth to the present growth,
and that when the railway train
reaches this place, this will be apparent.
" It is all one continual round of
pleasure, doing business here," remarked a citizen to the Wayfarer
recently, "especially when one is
in a hurry to get goods in. Some of
us have had freight at the Bossburg
station for a month, which we have
been unable thus far to get hauled
in. One day last week there were
sixty cars of merchandise, all consigned this way. Although there
are a larger number of freighters
than ever on the road, they cannot
begin to keep up with the demand.
It would tax the patience of an
angel, if one could be imagined to
heve a domicile in Cascade."
Of course, the Wayfarer ��ympa
thized with him, and could do bo
all the more because of the exasperating delay in getting the plant of
the Record hauled in from Bossburg. Evidently there is a good
opening for quite an addition to
the number of freighting teams
now on the road.
Bob Lowery, of the New Denver
Ledge, is about to launch a new
publication, this lime a monthly,
in magazine form. It is stated
that the title will be " Lowery's
Golden Claim," and that it will be
published in Rossland, all of which
accounts for the numerous recent
visits of the genial sage of the silvery Slocan to the great gold-cop-
' per camp. Bob has a penchant for
suggestive titles to the many pub-
ligations of which he has been
father, as witness the defunct Kaslo
Claim, Sandon Paystreak, New
Denver Ledge, etc., etc. This, however, is, we believe, his first venture
in a gold camp. Here's success to
you, Robert Tecumseh, anyway;
and may the shadow of the Golden
Claim never grow less.
In the first issue of a newspaper
it is the custom to make apologies
of various kinds and degrees for
the appearance of the initial number. Whatever the editor of the
Record may do, the Wayfarer does
not propose to beg any one's pardon. So, gentle reader (you are
gentle, of course) you'll have to
search for the apology elsewhere.
'' Some where in this Boundary
country there is sure to be a city
several times the size of Rossland.
It is conceded that the mineral is
here, the railroad will be here next
year, and a smelter is a sure thing
in the near future." Thus spoke
a man to the Wayfayer recently.
Inasmuch as smelters and railway
divisional points are not usually
located on mountain tops, it would
seem reasonable to believe that
Cascade City is a better point than
any other in the district At any
rate it fills all the requirements.
The Wayfarer.
Received by an Italian for Carving
a Friend.
Last week an Italian named
Bramouse Tomass was ^���el)tenced
at Grand Forks to six months at
hard labor at the Kamloops jail
for attempting to chop up a former
friend, Sebastian Denny.
The trouble took place the previous week near Gladstone, both
men being railway laborers employed by John Maglio, who had a
sub-contract for several stations
from J. G. McLean & Co. They
had decided to dissolve partnership
in " batching " and had a dispute
as to the ownership of some pots
and pans. One word led to another, and finally Tomass used an
axe to enforce his arguments.
Denny was badly cut up when
rescued by his companions, and as
no surgeon was at hand, the cook
put several stitches in his scalp.
He was then brought to the hospital
in this city for treatment.
Tomass was taken to Grand
Forks and tried and sentenced on
Tuesday of last week. Constable
Elkins took Denny, who was sufficiently recovered, to testify against
Graham's Hotel, four miles from
Cascade, on the road to Grand
Forks, is one of the most satis
factory places on the road to stop.
The boys know how to take care of
the travellers inwardly and outwardly.
Fruit, Cigars and Tobacco
Caps, Gloves,  Underwear ��� and
General Supplies.
COX & JONES, Props.
Newly Furnished.   First Glass Bar in Connection
Close Connections with the Spokane Falls & Northern Ry.
And all Points in the Boundary Country.   Stage Leaves Bossburg Daily at 12 o'clock Noon.   Private Conveyances, with or without drivers, furnished
to and from any point.
Our Specialties are Pabst's Blue Ribbon Beer, Corby's Eight-
Year-Old Rye, Seagram's '83 Rye, Four-Crown Scotch
and Burke's Irish Whiskies. Celebrated Lion
Beer on Draught.
First Avenue, Cascade City, B. C.
Good Wines, Liquors and Cigars
& BERGMAN, Props.
(Clear Havana)
Sol* Agent for Brltlrti Cohiabta.
Bakery and-
Branch Grocery
Prompt and Courteous Treatment
What the Free  Press   Says  About
Arrangements have just been
completed between the Cascade Development Company and the Canadian Paoifio Railway company by
which the latter have acquired an
interest in the townsite of Cascade
City. Cascade City will be the
first, important town on the line of
the Columbia & Western railway
after it leaves Robson, from which
point the distance by rail is about
fifty miles. The city takes its
name from the cascades formed at
this point by reason of the Kettle
river discharging its waters through
a canyon about 1,200 feet in "length.
In this distance the river has a fall
of over 100 feet, generating 20,000
horse power. The rights to this immense power have been acquired by
an English mining and development company, who purpose commencing work toward developing
it on the first of October next. The
townsite of 800 acres is beautifully
situated on Christina Lake, with
a gradual slope towards it. This
is a body of water 18 miles in extent and is one of the most picturesque lakes in British Columbia. It ifj especially noted for its
trout and char fishing qualities.
There are many mines being exploited on the shores of Christina
Lake and on Castle mountain,
overlooking the townsite, the British American Mining company
have purchased fifteen claims. In
addition to the industries which
will spring up in connection with
these, the city has particular advantages as a smelter site, in that
it is a down haul from all the
mines in the Boundary Creek
Since the agreement has been
completed between the ra'lway
company and the townsite owners;
lots have been placed upon the
market and are in active demand.
8 i active has the demand become
that the sawmill is not able to fill
the orders for the buildings which
are going up on all sides. In consequence of this rush business lots
are being disposed of at figures as
lusjli as $800 apiece.
Reddin Won the Case
The case of C. O'Brien Reddin et
al vs. the Spokane & British Col
umbia Telephone & Telegraph company was yesterday decided by
Judge Richardson of the superior
court of Stevens county-, state of
Washington, sitting at Colville, in
favor of the plaintiffs. A 'ew weeks
ago Mr. Reddin and associates purchased a majority of the stock of
the compiny. The minority, represented by W. B. Aris and others
resisted the efforts of Mr. Reddin
and liis associates to take full
charge of the management of the
affairs of the company. They alleged that an agreement had been
entered into by which W. B. Aris
was to be retained as manager.
The majority and minority interests secured injunctions. The
case was threshed out before Judge
Richardson of the superior court
at Colville, and his decision was in
favor of the majority interests, represented by Mr. Reddin. The
latter will immediately assume full
control of the affairs of the con.
pany.���Rossland Miner.
Blake Wilson,of P. Burns & Co.,
was in town last Monday.
This town, being located about
half way between Cascade and
Brooklyn is enjoying the benefit of
the traffic both ways, and there is
a large amount of it.
J. S. Wiener has sold out his interest in the hotel Gladstone to his
partner, John Dorsey, who enjoys
a fine patronage in his two story
structure. Mr. Wisner talks of
building another hotel here soon.
Sam McOrmond, who keeps a
general store and restaurant, says
he will open up a hotel here in the
near future. He has already made
application for a license.
C. W. May, of Cascade, is building a large livery barn to be run
in connection with his Cascade
business. He will keep saddle and
pack horse*, and proposes to cater
especially to the trade of the Burnt
Basin mining section, within a mile
of this town.
Grant Bros., R. 1). Hawks and
Sam McOrmond have the only
general stores in Gladstone and all
are more than satisfied with the
trade thus far received. There is a
large number of railway employes
located in this vicinity for the
The deal, nearly completed, by
Angus Cameron for a large amount
of development work on the John
Bull group, is giving universal satisfaction here, as it means the
opening up of our rich mineral
John Bull Group
Aligns Cameron of Gladstone
and Cascade, was in town this
week. He had recently been in
Rossland, carrying on negotiations
for the working of the John Bull
group of gold-copper claims, located near Gladstone.
Mr. Cameron informs the Record
that the statement in last week's
Boundary Creek Times that a one-
third interest in the group had
been transferred for $30^000 worth
of development, was not correct.
He said, however, that a deal was
on, which would probably be completed in a few days, and that a
gang of four men had already
started development work on the
property. This will be good news
for that part of the country.
Assays on the John Bull group
run from $22 to $47 in gold and
copper. This is the average of over
20 tests made from average samples.
And Jeweler
Why have a watch that does
not give satisfaction, or why
wear Jewelry or Diamonds
that are not the richest and
best, when you know the
finest in the land can be had
right here in Cascade by calling on John Dwyer, at the
Club Hotel.
Promptly Attendkd To.
This favorite resort of the epicure is becoming more
and more popular every day with Mining Men, Contractors,
Railroad Men and the Travelling Public generally. ^ Our
table is supplied with Every Delicacy of the Season. We invite your patronage and know you will be pleased	
The E. G. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
cascade city,
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the City.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
Divide Hotel
Graham Bros., Props.
Located 15 miles from Brooklyn on the main tote road, about half way
to Christina Lake.
Pine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
A Good, Comfortable 2-story House, with the
best of accommodations. Give us a call when
you come out on the line.
Half Way House
Located Half Way Between Brooklyn
and Cascade City.
������     Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Good Hotel and Stable Accommodations.
Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record. 1
Picked Up Along the Line of the New
v Railway
Men are now at work making repairs on the tote road in some of
the worst places.
Of the thirteen miles of work
each side of Niagara, ten miles have
.already been let out to station men.
Pat Welch has quarters built for
the winter near Niagara for the accommodation of nearly a thousand
It took 12 horses to haul each of
the big 80-horse power boilers for
the air compressor, to the site of
the 8,000 foot tunnel, under contract to MqLean Bros.
W. H. Fisher, who has the contract to furnish 70,000 ties for the
new railway, has been notified by
property owners on the north fork
of Kettle river, where he had a
gang of men at work, to quit.
Mitchell Bros, have the contract
for hauling 0,000 tons of merchandise from Bossburg to Cascade
for Mann, Foley Bros, ife Larson.
It gives their 30 or 40 four and
six-horse teams all they can do.
Little, if any, work has yet been
done on the big trestle over Porcupine creek, 10 miles from Brooklyn. It will be over 1,000 feet
long, over 200 feet high, and will
require over 1,000,000 feet of timber.
Billy McLean, the genial railroad contractor, brother of J. G.
McLean, was married on October
27 at Revelstoke to Miss Annie
McDonald of Nelson. They have
gone to housekeeping in the smelter city.
Jack O'Leary is making some
four feet per day on his tunnel
near Shields' Landing���two feet at
each end. About 35 men���all that
can be worked to advantage in the
tunnel proper���are employed on
this part of the contract.
The heading on the 3,000-foot
tunnel near Brooklyn, is now in
about 16 feet at the eastern end,
kit has not got underground yet
at the west end. There is likely to
be about 100 feet of timbering at
tins end, where the rock crumbles.
Jack Hastings, who has a mile
of rock where the tote road reaches
the like, has 80 men at work. In
the two months his camp has been
established he has not had a serious accident or a c;>se of sickness.
This is a remarkable record.
Contractor MrDonell was in
town Tuesday and informed the
representative of The Record that
he now has 200 men at work on his
two-mile contract, a few miles this
side of Greenwood. This work
also includes a 600-foot tunnel,
which will be don�� by hand work.
Right of Way Agent Wilgress of
the Canadian Pacific has received
official notice that the location of
the road through Grand Forks has
been decided upoii. The track will
be laid across Kettle river and the
depot will he located about half a
mile from the business center.
Oliver, Stabile & Arena, who are
also contractors, have opened their
hotel at the new town of Niagara,
to be known as the Union hotel.
They will cater largely to the Italian trade. This firm will also open
a banking office in Cascade next
About 225 men are now employed
on the four-and-a-half mile contract
of Winters, Parsons & Boomer between here and Brooklyn and more
are needed. Those employed are
distributed all along the work,
there being three camps, besides
three subcontracts.
The boiler and other parts of
McLean Bros.' new steam scraper
have been hauled to the work near
Gladstone, and the machine will
soon be set at work on the large
gravel cuts and fills on that ton-
tract. It is expected to handle
three cubic yards of gravel at each
operation. If successful, it Kids
fair to work a revolution in railroad contracting.
McPherson Bros, it Stout's saw
mill, which has just moved to
Gladstone, is once more in operation, and will probably be kept at
its present location the greater part
of the winter. It will soon be running night and day, cutting 60,000
feet of timber every 24 hours.
There is a vast amount of fine timber at the present location.
Race of Chartered Banks
Last Wednesday morning, week,
Greenwood was all excitement.
Two chartered banks opened
branches in that city that day,
and were ready for any and all of
the business that such institutions
handle. The concerns referred tos
are the Bank of British North America and the Bank of Commerce.
There was considerable good
natured rivalry in seeing which
one would be prepared to take care
of the shekels of the Greenwooders
first, and it is said they broke
just about even. Of course the
people of the mountain city were
much elated to have these banks
come into their midst without the
least flourish of trumpets or announcement beforehand.
. It took the officials of the Bank
of Commerce just sixteen hours to
not only make up their minds, but
to begin business ; and the Bank of
British North America lost no time
in coming to the same conclusion.
The manager of the former is Mr.
Scott, formerly manager of the
Fernie branch, while W. Godfrey,
of the Vancouver branch, acts in the
same capacity for the Bank of B. N.
A. The two banks had a similar race
to get started in Dawson City, in
which case the Bank of Commerce
beat its rival by about two weeks.
Both institutions will doubtless
enjoy a good business in the course
of time throughout the district of
Yale,.an^d their coming will greatly
facilitate the transaction of all
kinds of business.
/lore Banks Coming       ' '
Last Thursday the Bank* of
Montreal opened a branch in
Greenwood, G. A. Henderson, of
thai firm-as-a-rnck institution being
on the ground to attend to the
details. This makes three chartered banks that have started
branches there within a week.
Last Wednesday, W. Godfrey, of
the Bank of B. N. A., was in Cascade, sizing up the local situation
from the stand point of a banker.
He was given all the data desired
by Townsite Agent Stocker, who
explained in detail the advantages
of this growing town. Mr. Godfrey was much pleased with the
outlook, and it is to be hoped that
something more will come of it.
The B. C. M. & M syndicate received seven wagon loads of merchandise on Thursday last.
Si��n Writer.
Office, Opposite Cascade  Development Co.'s Office,
Old Curiosity Shop,
Opposite Clarke Hotel, Josephine Street, NELSON, B. C.
New and SECOND HAND Goods.
We buy Anything and Everything. Call or drop us a
Hue���we can fit you out. Money made by dealing with us.
Write for anything you want.
Pioneer Store
Is the oldest General Mercantile Establishment in
Cascade. We have always
catered to the wants of our
host of customers with the
greatest success. When in
need of Groceries, Clothing
Boots, Shoes, Hardware,
etc., give us a call.
Club Hotel
A good meal, a good room,
or a good drink can be had
at the Club Hotel.
Black's�� Hotel
Nicely Furnished Rooms $1.00 pep Night.
The bar is constantly supplied
with the finest brands of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars. Best meals in
the town can be had at all hours.
Grand Forks has disposed of
$15,000 in city debentures to
Richard Armstrong of Rossland, at
J. S. Ingram & Co. are erecting
a store building on First avenue,
adjoining the Pioneer store They
were formerly of Goat River Crossing.
Cascade City
New Rigs, Good Teams, Ex
perieuced Drivers.
This line will make regular
trips between the two places,
carrying passengers and baggage in quick time.
Owl Restaurant
For a good square meal
at any time during the
day or   night,  call  on
at the Owl Restaurant,
one door from postoffice.
Free Employment
Reliable help furnished free. I
am in correspondence with all parties employing labor in this section
of the Boundary country.
C. J. Eckstoroi, Manager. 8
Wholesale Merchants
Liquors, ��� Cigars, ��� Dry ��� Goods,
ilackinaws, Rubbers,
if     ~~ "
Catalogues sent on application.   Kootenay Branch:   NELSON, B. C.
Grand  Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
Good Wines, Liquors and Cigars
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, Mouldings,  Etc
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
To the People
If you are looking for new or Second Hand
Furniture, Furnished or Unfurnished Houses
or ground to lease we wish to say that we
can supply your wants.
The Imperial Bank of Canada is
opening up a branch in Nelson. J.
M. Lay is manager.
Since its recent enlargement, the
Nelson Miner has presented a
greatly improved appearance.
The Rossland payjpU is now
larger than it ever lias been before,
and it is growing every day.
The British Columbia News, of
Kaslo, has turned up its little toes
and now has a choice plot in the
journalistic graveyard.
Eber C. Smith has taken back
the Roseland Daily Leader, and
changed its name again to the
Record���the old title.
Fernie, the coal town in East
Kootenay, is to have a paper, to be
known as the Free Press, to be published by the Henderson Bros.
. The thief who robbed Her Majesty's mail last August, between
Fernie and McLeod, was recently
���captured. He will be severely
dealt with.
The Boundary country nas been
full of banking officials of fate, and
it Would not be surprising if more
branch** of chartered banks were
Btajted before long. '
i The C.P.R. have completed their
wire along the route of the Crow's
Nest Pass railway, and connection
is now established with Cranbrook,
Fernie, Macleod and other points
direct from Nelson.
The Old Story,
Last week a Swede named John
Olson was killed on the work of
Pat Welch, on Lower Arrow Lake,
below Brooklyn. He had sprung a
hole, which was still warm, when
he started to rill it for the main
charge. He also used his tamping
f poon to hasten matters. The result was, as usual, and Olson was
blown into eternity in the twinkling of an eye, the tamping spoon
being driven through his heart.
It was the old, old story of inexplicable carelessness of men handling powder.
If you want the news of this
important section, and want it
fresh, the trick is easy. Just place
a $2 bill in an envelope, with your
name and address, and send it to
the Cascade Record, Cascade, B. ('.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Aoent.
Everything Up to Datk.
Cascade CitvNewstand
Fruits, Cigars, Tobaccos
Up to Date Reading Matter Always on Hand.
Palace giuery $arn
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished


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