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Published In the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake
Mining Districts
Vol. I.
CASCADE, B. C, JULY i, 1899.
No. 34.
Engineers Working Between Northport and the Gateway City.
Since D. C. Corbin withdrew his
application to the Dominion parliament for the Kettle River Valley railway charter, suddenly and
most unexpectedly in April, the
business men of the Boundary
country have been guessing as to
the real cause therefor and its results. It was given out that Mr.
Corbin had come to the conclusion
that he really had little chance of
securing favorable action on the
application ut this session, but
there are those who believed, and
still believe, that the actual reason
of the withdrawal was something
entirely different. In fact, it was
whispered about that the Great
Northern, which was known to be
behind Mr. Corbin in his endeavor
to build a railway into the Boundary, had in reality made an agreement with the C. P. R., in regard
to the Boundary business. Just
what this agreement was, however,
has not leaked out definitely, and
those who were informed on the
subject were as mum as oyster.*.
Corbln'g Objective Points.
When Mr. Corbin started to
buibl his road from Spokane iu
1889, his objective point was
through the Boundary country, to
the American Okanogan, the plan
being to cross the Columbia river
at or near Marcus, and thence up
tha valley of the Kettle, through
Cascade. Every one of his preliminary surveys were over this
route, and he expected to have the
road in operation to the Boundary
by the fall of 1892. But hard
times came on in the states, and
Corbin's roan could not pay even
the interest on the bonded indebtedness for years. Then the Slocan
excitement induced him to build to
Nelson, and later, when Rossland
rose, to that, famous camp. So,
for the time being the projected
Boundary branch was left in
abeyance. This was substantially
the situation up t" a little over a
year ago. when Corbin made his
fight at Ottawa for the Kettle river
charter and was defeated. Then
in 1898, Mr. Corbin sold hissystem
to the Great Northern. All this
time the C. P. R. had heen extending its lines in Southern Kootenay
and was reaching out in every direction for business. Whpn Cor-
hin's application for a charter was
made in the winter of 1898, and
wan defeated, the C. P. R. made an
explicit promise of a road into the
Boundary country. That promise
is now being kept, and will soon be
an accomplished fact.
' Just before Mr. Corbin suddenly
withdrew his application this year,
a party of Great Northern engineers began running lines for a
railway.from Wilbur, in Washington, up the San Poil valley, to tap
the rich mines of Republic, and it
was  confidently   expected that a
contract for construction would be
let at an early date. In fact, it
has been reported as let. but such
is not the case up to this writing.
Instead, the engineers have continued their lines on up towards
Midway and Carson, and much
speculation has been rife as to the
intent of all this preliminary work.
The latest information is that the
route to Carson is preferred.
As it is well known that the C.
P. R. would not, with any sort of
satisfaction, after its hard fight to
keep the Corbin line out, see the
Great Northern make an attempt
to tap the rich and growing trade
of the Boundary country, it is believed in many quarters that a
deal of some sort has been made
with Jim Hill's road in this connection; but up to the present
nothing is given out by which an
intelligent understanding of the
situation can be arrived at.
Surveying Towards Cascade.
Now another important factor is
to be reckoned with. Parties of
surveyors are now in the field he>
tween Northport and Cascade, run
ning location lines. This is not
being done for fun. They are
working quietly, and are not giving out their object. A railway
line from Northport would cross
the Columbia river on the iron
bridge, run down the river to the
Little Dalles, then up Flat creek,
near Pierre's lake, the striking the
Deep creek pass, and so direct to
Cascade. It is said there is little
or no trouble in finding satisfac
tory grades on this route, and they
are being found. A large number
of so-called prospectors, probably
150 or more, are now in different
camps of the Deep creek valley.
They are not believed to be prospectors, however, and certainly enjoyed excellent health before coming there. As we go to press Mr.
Bowen, who owns a ranch just
across the line, reports that a number of parties of Great Northern
engineers are working near his
place, across the river.
It therefore appears as if the C
P. R. had made some arrangement
with the Great Northern, hy which
a railway would be permitted to
reach Cascade from the Columbia
river, in return for permitting the
0. P. R to get into Republic camp
By huilding the road to Cascade
the Great Northern would tap a
number of mines en route, ready
to ship to the Northport smelter,
and at the same time the Great
Northern would not be able to
reach the Boundary mines, and so
carry out of the country any of the
tonnage intended for the smelter to
be erected by the C. P. R. at Cas-
In the meantime, no contracts
have been let as far as known, and
probably will not be till the situa-
Those Who Broke Into the Big Hotel Are Held
for Trial.
Monday and Tuesday Justices
McGregor, McCallum and Rochussen heard at Columbia the case
against MeVsrs, Sutton, Gault, Kelly and Mills, f< r breaking into the
Columbia hoiel some 10 days ago.
The defense wus that the act was
done by virtue of a ebattle mortgage given by Mrs. Fred Brown,
but the prosecution showed that
the building was not in her possession at tbe time, but was held by
the t"wnsite owners. ���
After line consideration by the
justices, the defendants were bound
over for a hither court, in the sum
of $1200 eiieh. Tbe bondsmen who
qualified were Messrs. Manley,
Cummings, Davev, Biden and oth-
'��wi��^>f'Gi��nd Fork*. Tbi.= case.has
excited.no little interest.
lion has been.fully worked out and;
agreed upon by all concerned.
The next few weekB will undoubtedly Kee some developments of an
interesting nature. The C. P. R.
will not permit tbe Great Northern
to take away its Boundiry trade,
that it has spent millions to
secure, and vet it might make some
concessions if it was permitted to
get into Eureka camp, and possibly further on into the American
Struck by a 12x12x11 Batter Post on the
Sutherland Creek Bridge.
Happened Last Tuesday Morning���Victim Wai
a Single Young Man, who Came from Am*
prior, Ontario.
Christina Lake Group fill be Developed
At Once.
Is Located on Baker Creek, Gave $50 Assays
and Has a Forty-Foot Shaft.
Word was received this week that
the Cannon Ball group of claims,
near the mouth of Baker creek, has
been bonded by R. Dal by Morkill
for a syndicate of capitalists, and
that systematic development will
be inaugurated at once. This will
be good news for owners of Christina lake properties, vbo have all
along been confident that the magnificent showings would attract
Thp Cannon Ball group was located in 1896 by Eugene Short, of
Spokanp. and has been examined
by several exnprts, among them be-
inp Mr. M< rkill, the recent purchaser. The property has a 40-foot
shaft, and assays of nearly $fi0 in
gold, silvtr and lead have been obtained. Tbe lead on tbe surface is
over eight feet in width. As the
new railway line runs through the
group, transportation will be inexpensive.
The Mystery tunnel, in the Burnt
Basin, i�� in 140 feet, and said to be
all in ore.
It, is understood that a hoisting
plant, bas been ordered for the
Mother Lode group.
An unfortunate accident happened Tuesday morning, at one of the
Sutherland creek bridges, thiee
miles fri m town, by which one
man, James Giraid, lost his life.
About.8 30 o'clock, a 12x12x11
batter pot-t was being placid in position, when it was noticed to start
to fall. Giraid, who was near it,
jumped as he thought to safety,
but the heavy timber struck him
on the back and head. A messenger was sent post haste to town,
three miles away, for surgical aid,
but before he got back the poor
fellow had expired. He died within 15 minutes after the accident.
Girard was a young man of 27
years, single, and a native of Arn-
prior, Ontario, where his people
live He was well thought of by
bis fellow bridge carpenters and
employers, having worked on (his
structure three or four weeks, and
before that on tbe Porcupine creek
bridge. The funeral was held the
same afternoon, Coroner Smith not
deeming an inquest necessary. On
the bridge work was suspended the
rest of the day.
This is only the second fatality
that has occurred on Porter Bros,
bridge work, who have heen constructing bridges and trestles on
this line for ten months. No blame
is attached to any one in either
Some of the Checks Recovered.
Mike Kelly tried to dispose wf
some of the bank aid tine 'hecks
in Gladstone Monday night, that
were stolen from the Divide hotel
a couple of weeks since. J. H.
Graham, the owner, was notified
and came at once to the scene.
He sent for Constable Darraugh,
of Cascade, but when the latter
arrived at Gladstone Tuesday
night at 10 o'clock, he foui d that
no attempt bad been made by the,
Gladstoneites to hold Kelly, aid
be had departed, Mr. Graham
and Mr. Darraugh were both ve y
mad men, although the former recovered some of th�� checks.
Repairing Dewdney Trail.
James Kirkup, brother of the
gold commissioner, was camped
near the lake early this week with
a force of men, sent to repair tbe
Dpwdney trail. Since then this
end of the trail has been cut out
and all windfalls removed in good
shape, making it much more available for the large traffc now dsily
utilizing it. All the Rosslnrd r��ce
horses, were brought over it this
July 1, 18M
John Wilson, representing the
Victoria Times, is taking in the
Boundary country.
Ex-Provincial Constable Gar-
dom, it is said, has been appointed
as customs officer at Midway.
Republic is preparing for a big
time on July 4th. In the rock
drilling contest $150 is offered in
The Columbia Townsite Co.,
offers to sell the corporation of Columbia the water works outfit,
such as it is, for $2,500.
Chas. C. Tilley, representing the
Mining Gazette and the Rat Portage Miner, is now visiting the
Boundary country in the interest
of those two excellent publications.
Work has commenced on clearing the new townsite of Summit,
near the B. C. and Oro Denoro
mines in Summit camp. Like all
new towns, great things are predicted for it.
Ernest Kennedy, of Kennedy
Bros. & Purgold, of Rossland,
came over the Dewdney trail a few
days ago, bringing a flyer to enter
in the Grand Forks races on Dominion Day.
The government has extended,
until the first day of August, the
time in which persons appointed
on the 23rd day of May last to be
justices of the Peace, shall take the
oaths of office
E. W. Matthews, Nelson manager of R. G. Dun & Co., has just
returned from a Boundary trip,
gathering data for the new reference hook soon to be issued hy thai
mercantile agency.
Thomas Wilson, member of the
provincial board of horticulture,
has heen making a tour of southern Yale. He is considered one of
the best authorities on fruit raising in the province.
W. J. Snodgrass, proprietor of
the stage line, running between
Grand Fork6 and   Penticton,   has
filaced a steam launch on Dog
ake, to ply as far as Okanagan
Falls.   It will seat 50 persons.
The British Columbia Gazette
gives formal notice that the Governor-General has dis-allowed the
Anti-Chinese or Japanese act and
the Tramway Incorporation Act,
passed bv the legislative assembly
May 20,'1898.
The stages of the new Flyer now
leave Cascade for Bossburg at 6:30
���quite an improvement over the
5 o'clock hour required by the Columbia line for months past.
Manager Hallett spent Monday in
Cascade, looking after business.
The Nelson & Vernon Telephone
Co., are now using their new wire
from here to Bossburg, and the opposition line was cut out till they
got the new line, this side of the
boundary, in working order. The
Columbia line connected up this
Over 50 four-horse teams are
now freighting between Penticton
and Greenwood, and yet there is a
congestion of merchandise at the
former point. The roads are only
in a passable condition, owing to
economy by the government in
making repairs.
Preparations at Greenwood for
the celebration on July 3rd and
4th are on a mojt elaborate scale,
and doubtless many who celebrate
at, the Forks will go up to Greenwood the next day. The decorations, as they were in Cascade
May 24th, will be a feature.
Should be Killed on the Spot.
A down east editor has drawn
up some game laws which he wants
adopted. The following is a Bum
mary: "Book agents may be
killed from October 1 to September
1; spring poets, from March 1 to
June 1; scandalmongers, from
April 1 to February 1; umbrella
borrowers, from August 1 to November 1, and February 1 to May
1, while every man who accepts a
newspaper two years, and upon being presented with his bill, says,
'I never ordered it,' may be killed
on the spot without reserve or relief."
Church Service
Divine service will be conducted by Rev. Joseph
McCoy, M. A. tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m. and
8:00 p.m., Standard Time, in the school-house,
Sabbath school at 2:80 p.m. In the same place.
All are cordially Invited to attend.
Office Supplies a Specialty,
Hutchins &
Are now located in Bossburg
with ten four-horse teams, and
are prepared to deliver freight
in Cascade, Grand Forks and
Greenwood on SHORT NOTICE.
Orders received by Telephone,
and prompt delivery guaran
Buy your.
....Opposite the P.O.
A nice line of.
Soft Shirts,
Washing Ties,
Silk Ties,
Cashmere Sox,
Just Received
..Has in stock every
"thing needed by the"
Be    We g,
Syndicate, Ltd., 4
���^ ....MAIN ST., CASCADE, a
*\ Ana can also furnish him with the most reliable ��*
*^ Assays obtainable. >r
V        The general public will also find here the Larg- V
4* est, Cheapest and Most Varied Stock of &
4*    Groceries. Hardware, Boots, (lothing, Drugs,    *��
4*    Stationery and Toilet Requisites in Town.    *�����
f   ' B f
iK Silks, Laces, Velvets, Gloves and Dress /*
���? Making Supplies Always on   Hand. W
W The New Telephone System, with *T
<5* Extended Connections, is now in op- *fc
������  eration, with  greatly improved results.:... A
* * #
<$* FIRST and SECOND AVENUES, and at $
And other Fresh Fruits as well as Vegetables. We
are receiving shipments almost every day. Special
attention to standing orders.  Give us a call.
Opposite the Custom House,       -       -       CASCADE. B. C.
Hay, Grain and Peed.
Correspondence Solicited and Quotations Promptly Furnished.   We can save you money on your Feed bills.
Office and Warehouses,
YOU WANT THE BEST, OF COURSE, And when it comes
i to printed  matter
if you consult your own best interests you will send or bring
us your order.   Remember, we are still doing the best grade
of work ever turned out since the world began.   Address,
July 1, 1899
nines and Mining
Brief Bit* Prom Many Camps.
The Moonlight, in  Long
camp, is to be surveyed.
Two Shift- are now working on
the John Bull, near Gladstone.
A magnificent body of copper
ore is being opened up on the R.
Bell in Summit camp.
The small stamp mill recently
erected on the Oro Fino, nenr Fair-
view, is now in operation.
It is said that the 20 stamps in
the Cariboo, in Camp McKinney,
are now dropping steadily.
The Stemwinder. in Fairview, is
iiow operating two Burleigh drills,
and   two   more  are  on the way.
Recently, from a streak of quartz
on the Contention group, situated
near Pierre lake, an assay of $236
in gold was Secured.
The great Republic mine hap
declared its eighth dividend of
$35,000, being one per cent on the
capital stock, and payable July
15th. The mine haB now paid
$260,000 in dividends.
.The Gold Drop in Greenwood
camp has been incorporated with
a capital of $1,000,000. Thin prop-
erty was prospected three years
ago with a diamond drill with excellent results. It joint* the Snow-
shoe, Rawhide, Monarch and 4th
of July.
Consequent upon the recent visitr
of Rufus Pope, M. P., of Ottawa,
to the War Eagle in Greenwood
camp, and the Buckhorn in Dead-
wood camp, work on both properties will be started at once under
Superintendent Peter Joyce.
In a short time work will he
started on the Great Hope*, in
Deadwood Camp, owned largely
by Peter Larson andt. Greenough.
It was worked years ago as a free
milling proposition, which turned
to base ore with depth. Transportation now being at hand, developing and shipping will follow.
The Rathmullen Mining Co., operating on the north fork of Kettle
river, has ordered a plant from the
Jenckes Machine Co., consisting of
a.hoisting engjne, sinking pumps
and two machinedrills. The company owns sixteen claims, of which
the Maple Leaf, Rathmullen, Ben,
Hur and La Belle Marie have the'
most work done on them. |
The settlement of the litigation
over   the   Volcanic   mine,   R. A.j
Brown'sgigantic property on - the
north fork of Kettle river, assures
that property being worked  at an '
early date. ��� Already some $25,000
has been expended  on  it, having
and iron cap from 200 to 600 feet
wide, giving assays up to $10 in
gold and 12 per cent copper.   Iti
will doubtless prove to be a great i
mine. I
D.J. Darraugh returned last|
Saturday night from Cariboo creek,
on Arrow lake, where he let a tunnel contract on the Maple Leaf, a
fin* property ow>ed by the Canyon
Creek Mining & Development Co.,
in which he is a large stockholder.
He brought back some fine (.amides of ore from the property, and
says there is yet six feet of snow
���thfre. being at an altitude of nearly 7.500 feet.
The Jewel mine, in Long Lake
camp, has over 1,000 feet of work
done, including 248 feet of shaft.
600 feet of drifts and 160 feet of
raises and winzes. Some 500 tons
of ore is on the dump, and it is
estimated that over 10,000 tons are
in sight in the mine. The ore
averages $13.36 per ton in gold
and silver, and it is expected that
a 50-ton cyanide plant will soon
be installed by which it can be
treated at a cost of $5 per ton.
The owners, the Jewel Development Syndicate, expect to start
another shaft soon.
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Etc.,
& ROSS, Props....
This hotel is located in the centre
of town, opposite the postoffice,
and has every convenience for
trie comfort of the travelling public. Finely stocked bar in connection. .,
Cor. of Main Street and First
Avenue [centre of town] ...
European Plan.     CASCADE, B.C.
Always Open.
The Most
Popular Hotel
in the Entire
Favorite Stopping Place for
Mining Men
Stocked Bar
in connection.
��iquors, ^)incs anb Os^5-1
^      A specialty made of Imported Goods. Glassware and bar
rijto Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for
-"- Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
MAIN STREET,        ....       CASCADE, B. C. M
We can quote you.prices thai will
interest you, if you will give us a
chance, on the following lines:
Wall Paper
and the Sundry Lines handled by an
up-to-date Drug and Stationery house.
Our address:
Canada DrogS Book Co.,Ltd.
take The
Bossburg, Republic, Greenwood, Grand Forks and all Boundary Points. We sell Through Tickets to all points. We
Always Leave and Arrive "on. Time."
LeaVe Cascade for Bossburg, 5.30 a. m.
Leave Cascade for Grand Forks, 7.00 p. m.
: F. M. HALLETT, Manager,
Bossburg, Wash.
If You Want a
Cut in the Latest Style, Trimmed With the Best of Materials, and Made Right
Here in Cascade, Call on
^ercl/ant jailor,
First Avenue,
Cascade, B. C.
When your horse loses a
shoe or your wagon gets
"out of whack," go to	
i <ft
Expert Blacksmiths
and Wagonmakers.
Second Ave., Cascade, B. C.
Cleaning and Repairing Promptly and Neatly Done.  With an Experience
of Many Years in the Business, can Guarantee Satisfaction.
Grand   Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
Liquid Refreshments of All Kinds
and in the Choicest Qualities. . . .
First Class Sample Rooms in Connection.
This House is the Favorite Resort for Railway Men. 4
July 1, 18W
Published on Saturdays at Cascade, B. C, by
W. Beach Wtllcox.
PerYear    {2.00
Six Months      1.25
To Foreign Countries.    2.50
Advertising Rates Famished on Application.
Tbe Record Is on sale at the following places:
Simpson's Newstand  Rossland
Thompson Stationery Co Nelson
H. A. King & Co  Greenwood
R. F. Petrie  Grand Porks
John W. Graham & Co Spokane, Wash.
Francis & Milne Casoade
Thomas Walker         Cascade
G.T.Curtis Cascade
Casoade Drug Co Cascade
It was in the 60's that the idea
of a legislative union among the
various British American colonies,
was first broached.
The common dangers to which
they were exposed by results of the
great American civil war furnished
additional motives to such a union.
The leaders of different parties representing the various interests of
the provinces, after mature deliberation, agreed to the principles of
the proposed confederation, and
the Imperial government responded by giving it the requisite force
of parliamentary authority. The
Imperial Act, known as the British
North' American Act, 1867, provided for the voluntary union of
the whole of British North America into one legislative confederation, under the name of the Dominion of Canada, thus the older
provinces have preceded, even by
centuries, the Dominion within
which they are now embraced, and
have a separate history of their
The Dominion thus constituted
consists at present of the old provinces of Upper and Lower Canada,
now designated respectively Ontario and Quebec, along with Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince
Edward Island, Manitoba, and
British Columbia. To it also pertain the territories in the northwest then unsettled, with power to
receive them into the confederacy
when they acquire the requisite
population and organization of
provinces. Provision was also
made in the Imperial Act for the
admission of Newfoundland into
the confederacy.
It further provided that the constitution of the Dominion should
be "similar in principle to that of
the United Kingdom;" that the
executive authority should he vested
in the sovereign of Great Britain
and Ireland, and carried on in her
name by a governor-general and
privy council; and that the legislative powed shall be exercised by a
parliament consisting of an Upper
House, or "Senate," the members
of which are nominated for life,
by summons under the great seal
of Canada, and a "House of Commons," duly elected by the several
constituencies of the various prov
inces in proportion to the relative
population of each.
The Act of Confederation came
into operation on the 1st of-July,
1867, at which date the provinces
of Ontario and Quebec were united
to the maritime provinces of Nova
Scotia and New Brunswick. In
1870 the newly created province of
Manitoba, in 1871 that of British
Columbia, and in 1872 that of
Prince Edward Island, were sue
cessively admitted into the con fed
eration. A lieutenant-governor
and council were appointed to administer the affairs of the northwest territories, not yet settled or
organized into provinces; and thus
the whole of British North America has been organized into a
united political confedercy under
the name of the Dominion of
Joe Martin seems to have the
knack of getting himself into all
kinds of trouble wherever he may
roam. His record in Manitoba
was ample proof of this, and he
has more than kept it up since
coming to British Columbia. His
latest escapade in Rossland last
week, at the Mackintosh banquet,
is a disgrace to him, not only as
an individual, but as a minister of
the crown. In his anger he is reported to have said: "You are a
lot of dress-suited hoboes. I have
the votes to crush you, and I will
use them." And more to the same
effect. Is it any wonder that his
best friends are deserting him?
Every man in Cascade who can
do so, should be present at the
celebration at Grand Forks today.
A recent dispatch from Ottawa
contains the welcome news that
the government has upon strong
representations by Mr. Morrison
granted settlers in British Columbia all timber on their holdings.
Heretofore only 25 acres was allowed.
Mr E. J. Coyle and Mr. Allan
Cameron, two of the most popular
officials of the Canadian Pacific
Railway company, have just received well-deserved promotions.
Mr. Coyle has been appointed assistant general passenger agent, in
charge of British Columbia and
the coast states, and Mr. Cameron
assistant general freight agent,
with the same jurisdiction. Formerly Mr. Coyle was district passenger agent. Both gentlemen have
many friends in British Columbia
who will be glad to hear of their
Some of the coast opposition
journals continue to assert that a
political crisis iB fast approaching,
and are lookin? for a Moses to
lead them to the promised land.
In this connection the name of
Hon. C. H. Mackintosh has been
prominently mentioned. The government organs���those yet loyal
to the present administration���
pooh-pooh the idea of a crisis being imminnnt. They cannot assert with candor, however, that the
cabinet is harmonious. And if
not, there can be but one result,
sooner or later.
It is noticeable that hy far a
greater percentage of the mining
machinery being hauled through
Cascade is destined for Boundary
rather than reservation points.
Some men do not know how
lucky it is to be unlucky, until
they have it proved to their own
complete satisfaction. But they
find it out, just the same. This is
illustrated by the average world's
champion pugilist, whose star as-'
cends for a time and then proves
to be a most unlucky star.
Railway surveyors seem to be
not a little in evidence hereabouts
now-a-days, and speculations as
to their objective points are many.
It is safe to say that where there is
so much smoke, there must be
some fire. Those claiming to be
on the inside assert that more contracts will be let in the near future,
to the benefit of the Boundary in
general and Cascade in particular.
Here is a little item about a
Michigan copper mine that shows
the profits obtained in marketing
this metal: The directors of the
Calumet & Hecla Mining company
have declared a dividend of $20 a
share, payable on June 28th, to
stock on record May 31st. It is
the 111th dividend, making the
aggregate disbursements $60,850,-
this in the face of the preferential
tariff granted products of Great
Britain. The conservative press is
asking Sir Wilfred Laurier what
he is going to do about it. Canada is today exporting to the
United States just one-third of
what it is importing.
2,000 lbs.
Carter's White Lead
...Just Received.
House painting time is here.
We can quote you the lowest
prices on Paints, Oils and
Painters' material.
See our New Line of
Cascade Drug C0,
This last week the members of
the Western Canada Press Association have been visiting the
larger cities of the Pacific Northwest, on both sides of the line.
Everywhere they were royally received. To most of them it was
their first visit to British Columbia, and their eyes wire opened to
its vast mineral deposits. Such
an advertisement, seen personally
by bright men, is worth a great
The Nelson Miner says, in refer-
in to our new railway that "a great
saving���almost 12 miles���is effected by the tunnel driven through
Bulldog mountain, which has just
been completed, thus doing away
with the switch back." The only
trouble with this innocent looking
statement is that the tunnel as yet
is but one-third finished. There
yet remains 2,000 feet of a bore to
make on the 3,000-foot tunnel,
which will take oeveral months to
During the ten months ending
April 30th last the imports from
the United States into Canada increased just 12 1-2 per cent over
the same  period   last  year,  and
Pure Drugs or none.
Latest Arrivals at
The English Store
A car load of choice Groceries.
Riding and Driving Whips, and other Teamsters' Requirements.
- Mosquito Netting, Stationery and a
big variety Of "Notions."
Men's Summer Shirts, Boots and
Ladies' Shoes, Blouses, Belts and
Large selection of Toilet Soaps.
Doors, Glass, Dinner, Tea and Toilet Sets.
Wc take stock June 30th, and all
Remnants or Heavy Goods will be disposed of at a great reduction prior to
that date.
Main St and 1st and 2nd Ares.
Table of Distances From
Sutherland creek.... 8
Baker creek 6
MoRae oreek 8
Burnt Basin 18
Central camp 20
Fisherman oreek.... SI
Summit camp.        88
Seattle camp 28
Brown's camp 88
Volcanic Mt 25
Pathfinder Mt 28
Knight's camp 88
Wellington camp ,. .24'
Skylark camp 80
Providence camp.... 84
Deadwood camp ... .85
Smith's camp 85
Long Lake camp... .89
Copper camp 87
Graham camp ...   .45
Kimberly Camp... .88
Halls Ferry  7
Rock Cut.. 10
Bossburg  28
Marcus     88
Rossland 41
Christina Lake      .   2
Graham's Ferry  8
Grand Forks 18
Columbia (TJp.G F.) 14
Carson  19
Niagara 21
Greenwood  81
Anaconda     82
Boundary Falls..... 86
Midway 89
RockCreek...,  62
Camp McKinney... .70:
Okanagan Falls.... 112,
Pentloton 125
Nelson,Wash. ... 19
Curlew, Wash. ... 29
Torodack., Wash...41
Republic 60
Gladstone. ....18
Brooklyn ...40 l��
July 1,1899
Celebrating in the Boundary
country is getting to be quite the
proper thing���and as a rule it is
done in the proper way. This year
Cascade led the procession, aud
celebrated the 24th of May in a
style that competent critics said
was a decided credit to ihe place
and its enterprising business men.
Today���Dominion Day���our neighbor, Grand Forks, is doing itself
proud, and undoubtedly the larger
part of Cascade's people will be
there to help them in the celebration. Next Monday aud Tuesday
it will be Greenwood's time and
extensive preparations are being
made. Midway observed May
24th, while Nelson, [Wash.,] Republic, and Bossburg will each and
all remember the 4th of July in a
befitting manner. We are indeed
a qelebrating people.
The postal inspector in this section seemingly does not care a
whoop whether mail sacks are delivered in Cascade promptly or
not. Any old place appears to do,
find if one gets missent for a day
or two���regardless of the importance of its contents���why, it all
goes, and by the frequency of its occurence it seems to meet with the
approval of the inspector. If this
is so, the sooner we have a new inspector, the better; if not. a remedy
should he had at once, The careless Columbia Stage Co 's drivers
appear to take a fiendish delight
in carrying the sacks destined
here, to other places.
The monthly checque received
by the stage company for carrying
mails is doubtless a welcome addition to their exchequer, though
not as large as it'should lie; if,
however, it was lessened by about
$5 for every time a mail sack whs
not properly delivered, the concern
would soon come to terms and *'o
business in a business like way���
something they have apparently
yet to learn. When a sack containing 93,500 or thereabouts wan lo��t
a short time ago, the department
actually waked up and kept the
wires hot till it was found. For
the hundredth time���more or less
���the attention of Inspector Dorman, Mr. Hewitt Bostock and Postmaster-General Mulock is called
to the sloppy, no-account service
being given this section hy the
Columbia Stage Co., in the delivery of mails.
Father Pat (Rev. H. Irwin), of
Rossland, who was in Cascade this
week, probably has more friends
than any man of his cloth in the
Kootenay or Boundary. He has a
heart as big as that of an elephant
and never hesitates at any inconvenience or exposure to help a fellow man. Many a time he has
risen at night and walked 20,30 or
even 40 miles to succor some poor
fellow. He is one of nature's
noblemen, and is deservedly popular wherever he goes. His first experience here wns in herding cattle
in the Okanagan in 1885, and has
traversed the roads and trails of
this section till he knows almost
every rock, stick and stump in the
country. He is a bit of a sportsman, too, by the way, and enjnyp
a fast horse as much as the average
The volume of success obtained
by any mining camp, says ai. exchange, depends largely upon the
enterprise and faith of tts citizens.
A country or section may be ever
so rich in natural resources, but
unless there are men of energy, industry and public spirit to take
advantage of these resources and
develop them, they may lie dormant forever. This is so true and
so well known that there is scarcely a reader of this journal who
cannot recall instances where
naturally rich districts are still in
the same condition of lethargy
which has marked them from the
time that man has had knowledge
of their possibilities. Fortunate is
the community that has the live,
wideawake, plucky citiien, who
sets the machinery of progress in
motion, who wrests the treasures
from the bowels of the earth, who
reclaims deserts and builds cities,
who takes advantage of the resources which nature has supplied the
land and fits them to cater to the
wants and comforts and wealth of
Notice is hereby given that one month alter
date I intend to apply to tbe Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land:
Situated on'the east shore of Christina lake, In
tbe Yale district, having outlet of Baker creek,
and starting from a post marked "S. C. Chezum's
S. W. corner post," thence east one mile to south
east corner post, thence north one half mile to
north east corner post, thence west one mile to
north west comer post, thence FOuth along thore
of lake to starting point, containing 820 acres
more or lees.
S. C. Chczum.
Pnted June 3rd, 1899.
84  ,
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore exiting between J A. Bertois and .'.
A.Cumberland, is this day dl.solved by mutual
consent. All accounts due the late Ann are payable to J. A. Bertois.
J. A. Cumberland.
J. A. BlBTOlS.
Dated at Cascade, B. C
June 18, 1899. 85
All persons are hereby warned against negotiating the fo lowing bank cheques, which were
stolen from my house, tbe Divide hotel, on tbe
night of June 8th, as follows:
No. 80,801. payable to .1. Gagnon, for 170.26;
No. 80,898, payable to T. Lamlux, for 838.28; No.
81,419, payable to T. Kelly, for $31.52; also cheques
payable to Jno. Lund, 821.45; M. Connelly, 838.66;
W.J. Pendergast, 886.45; T. Anderson, (88.77;
vela Lind, 118.10; also general account cheque,
to my order, 188.50. All drawn by Mann, Foley
Bros. & Larson, on the bunk of Montreal, Nelson.
Payment on said cheques has been stopped.
J. H. Graham.
Dated Cascade, B. C,
Jnne 15,1899. 85
Notiee is hereby given that tbe partnership
heretofore existing between the undersigned:,
publishers ol the Cascade Record, is this day
dissolved by mutnal consent, P. J. O'Reilly retiring. Tl e business will be continued by W. B.
V\ illcox. W. B. Wn LCOX.
Cascade, B. C, June 1st, 1899.
Notice Is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between S. F. Quinlivan aud
W.J Ross, under the firm name of Quinlivan *
Ross, owners of the Club Hotel at Cascade, B. C.
is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The
bnBinesswill.be contiroed by S. F. Quinlivan,
who is authorised to collect all outstanding accounts and will be responsible for bills due by
the laie firm.
(signed) S. F. Quinlivan.
W.J. Rons.
Dated at Cascade, B. C,
Jnne 20,1899. 86
Notice Is hereby given that stxtv days after
date I intend to make application to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission
to purchase the following described (Tact of land,
viz: commencing at a post located about one
mile north easterly of tbe junction of McKae and
Day creeks and about six miles from Christina
lake, Yale district, thence running forty chains
east, thence one hundred and twenty chains north.
thence forty chains west, thence one hundred
and twenty ohalns south to point of commencement, comprising four hundred and eighty acres.
WaltibC. Abchcr.
Rossland, B. C, June 1st, 1899. 89
���      ���       ���
When you can get better and more desirable
Home Made Goods right >iMfl ��
The Royal 5eal
Are acknowledged to be the Best Clear Havana $70 Cigars on the western market, and
are kept by all the best Hotels, Saloons and Cigar Stores in the Boundary.  Made by the
P. O. Box 126.        Telephone 118.
July 1,  1899
More Licenses Were Qranted.
The License commissioners for
Rossland riding met yesterday in
Cascade and granted the following
Gust Wassholm, Windsor Hotel,
Niagara; John Wiener, Wiener's
Hotel, Niagara; Job. W. Shaw, Niagara Hotel, Niagara; Charles N.
Owen, Oakland Hotel, Midway ;
Mary A. Meakin, Mditkin House,
Trail; D. A. Holbrook, Providence
Hotel, Bonndary City; Charles A.
Hagelberg, Summit House, Brown
creek; Peter Arena, North Fork of
Kettle river, refused.
Commissioners E. R. Jacobs, of
Midway, and T. J. Coleman, of
Trail, Chief License Inspector Darraugh, of Cascade, and License Inspector Dinsmore, of Grand Forks,
were present. Another session of
the board will be held in about
three weeks.
Surveyors began laying out the
townsite of Eholt Thursday.
The custom house will be closed
today, it being a legal holiday.    .
Cascade will have a big representation at the Grand Forke celebration today.
Contractor Ferguson has begun
work on Stanley Mayall's new
cottage on Knob Hill.
Collector Rose expects to move
into the new custom bouse some
time next week.
Oscar Stenstrom, of the Scandia
house,   returned   Saturday   night
from a trip as far west as Midway.
Superintendent Jack Stewart informs the Record that the tracklayers are now only 11 miles from
W. C. Simmons, foreman on the
dam work, left yesterday for Brace-
Itridge, Out., for a three weeks' visit
with his family.
Tom Walker has returned from
Eholt, where he sold out his
branch store to Alex. McKenzie.
formerly connected with the railway commissary in Cascade.
Major R. G. Edwards-Leckie,
the mining man, of Rowland, was
in Cascade Sunday, on hie way to
Republic, where he has accepted
the position of general manager oi
the Republic mine.
Father Pat, Rev. H. Irwin, of
Rossland, came over the Dewdney
trail on Tuesday. He will attend
the race* at the Forks, Greenwood
and Nelson, Wash., and attend to
Home church business besides.
The Record is issued one day
earlier than usual this week, in
order that the publisher, editor,
compositors, pressmen, devil and
newsboys can go over to the Forks
and assist in the celebration of
Dominion Day.
William Forrest was down from
Gladstone on Wednesday, and reported that connection had been
made with the Norway mountain
trail from Rossland. He avers
that the railway track, in his
opinion, will not reach the Kettle
river before September 1st.
What is Going on   In This   Busy   Little
John Dorsey, proprietor of the
Hotel Gladstone, and Georgie De-
witt, Mrs. Harman Church, were
united in Marriage on Tuesday at
11 a. m��� by Rev. J. McCoy, of
Cascade. The event was celebrated
by the whole town, and champagne
was the order of the day.
This town is a lively place at
present, owing to the presence of
the tracklaying and serfacing gang.
The rails are now a few miles he-
low town, but the numerous
bridges to be built will keep the
force near for a time yet.
Rev. J. McCoy, of Cascade, held
services in Videen's camp Tuesday
evening, and had an attentive
audience of about 40 men. The
townsite owners have  agreed   to
donate a lot and log  building, to
be used for divine services.
Contractor Videen has nearly
completed grading for the sidetrack. He has about 100 men at
Physician and Surgeon,
tJije ftospital,
... CASCADE, B. C.
OFFICE HOURS, 9 to 11 a.m. and g to 4 p.m.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between Peter Nelson and
Charles Johnson, under the tlrm mime of Nelson
& Co,, conducting the Montana Hotel at Casoade,
B. P.,is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
(Signed) Pktkk Nbi.son.
Chaiileb Johnson.
Dated at Cascade, B. C,
June 80,1899.
P. O. Address, Box 74, Cascade, B. C. 39
B. C. Livery Stable
Good Saddle Horses for Hire. Teaming
on the Shortest Notice. Good Turnouts
Ready at all hours to go to any part of
the Boundary country. Careful drivers.
J. A. BERTOIS, Prop.
Stables on Seeond Avenue,      -----    CASCADE, B. C.
The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of Bast Yale.
r 1^ Vm ��k    ����� O T.O V* fQir    i^ t T^ 7 0f tne Kettle River> Boundary
1   llC    VJdLCWClY     WILY     Creekand Christina Lake Countries.
A Magnificent Water Power of 20,000 Horse Power.
The center of
a marvellously
A most promising opportunity for business
locations and realty investments.
A most advantageous smelter
location and railroad center. One
mile from Christina Lake, the
Great Pleasure
For further
price of lots,
etc., address,
Cascade City
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.      Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Com. C. P. R., Winnipeg, Man* 4
July 1, 1899
Don't look for the flaws as you go through life,
And even If you should find them,
It Is wise and kind to be somewhat blind
And look for the virtue behind them.
For the cloudiest night bas a hint of light
Somewhere in Its shadows hiding,
It is better by far to bunt for a star
Thau for spots on the sun abiding.
The current of life runs everr away
To the bosom of God's great ocean,
Don't set your force 'gainst the river's course,
And thiuk to alter Its motion;
Don't waste a curse ou tbe universe,
Homember it lived before you,
Don't butt at the storm with your puny form,
But bend and let It go o'er you.
The world will never adjust Itself
To suit your whims to the letter;
Some things must go �� rong your whole life long;
And the sooner you know It the better;
It is folly to fight with the Infinite
And go under ut last In the wrestle;
The wise man shapes Into God's good plan,
As the water shapes Into a vessel.
Ella Wbmlir Wilcox.
Qood ore Collection Should be Sent to Spokane Exposition.
The Annual Spokane Fruit Fair,
to be held October 3 to 17 this
year, has been merged into an
event of broader scope than heretofore, and this, its sixth year, is
to be known as the Spokane industrial Exposition, with mining as
its most prominent feature. Extensive exhibits are expected from
all the camps of this state and
those sections of British Columbia,
Idaho, Montana and Oregon heretofore represented, with the addition of all other camps available.
Additional features are to be
added in the exhibition of mining
machinery and awards will be
made on the merits of the exhibits
upon the recommendation of a com*
petent jury.
A special excursion of mining
investors from eastern cities is to
be undertaken, From the present
outlook it is expected that such
excursion will be made and that
several hundred eastern people
will participate!
The American Institute of
Mining Engineers will hold their,
annual convention in San Francisco in October and negotiations
are already started to induce those
from the east to return via Spokane, where they can stop over for
a few days, and after examining
the exhibits in the exposition, visit
some of the outlying camps. This
organization is composed of the
leading mining men and engineers
of thi�� country and will probably
number three hundred in attendance.
Parties have been selected in
nearly all the mining camps who
are urged to see that creditable
exhibits are made from their sections.
Every effort will be bent to make
this the greatest mineral exhibition
ever;shown in this country; it only
remains for those who are chosen
to represent the camps to make it
such. Ample time is provided in
which to do the work and the opportunity is one which should not
he overlooked.
In addition to the usual collection of minerals, it is hoped to
have special collections, private
p.abinets and manufactured products as well.
Great pains should also be taken
to have the fullest information at
hand so that intending buyers
may have additional data on which
to form an opinion of the property
which the exhibit represents.
Geo. K. Stocker  has  been  ap
pointed to represent Cascade and
the Christina lake section, and is
desirous of having the co-operation
of all the local mining men in getting up a representative exhibit.
The Record is opening up a constantly improving paystreak of
Fine Job Printing. You are cordially invited to assay it.
Canadian Pacific %
America's Great Transcontinental
Line and the World's Pictorial
From Kootenay Country. First
Class Sleepers on all trains
from Arrowhead and Kootenay
Landing. Tourist Cars pass
Revelstoke, daily for St. Paul,
Thursdays for Montreal and
Boston, Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.
7.00 and 16.20K lv. Rossland ar. 11.00 and 19.40K
7.00 and 15.45K lv. Nelson . ar. 10.50 and 10.26K
For points on or reached via Crow's Nest Line
22.80K lv.Nelsonar.    ...2.80K
Cascade via Bossburg and Rossland and Nelson
To Toronto, 102 hours; to Montreal, 106 hours; to
New York, 118 hours; to Winnipeg, 62 hours. .
For rates and fullest Information address mart
est local agent or, .'���'���������'-*���'���
A. Bremner, Agent,Cascade, B.C
W.F.Anderson,      E.J.Coyi,e,*    g
Trav.Pass.Agent,     Dist.l'ass.Agt
s Nelson, B.C.    Vancouver.B.C
Spokane Falls &
Northern System.
Nelson and Fort Sheppard Ry. Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co,
The direct and only All-Rail Route
between the   Kootenay District
; ���and all���
British Columbia Points, .'���
Pacific Coast Points,
Puget Sound Points,
Eastern Canada and United States.
���Connects at Spokane with���
O. R. R. & NAV. CO.
Maps furnished, tickets sold and information
given by local and connecting line ticket agents.
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary
creek connect at Marcus and Bossburg with
stages dally,
H. A. JACKSON, O. P. AT. A.,
Spokane, Wash.
The Steamer
Myrtle B.
Is now ready for freight and
passenger traffic on Christina
Lake. Newly painted and refitted.
Steamer Leaves Moody's Landing for English Point at 10 a.m.
daily.   Arrives on return trip at 2.
.... C. H. Thomas, Prop. ...
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this part of tht
district. Headquarters for Contractors, Mining Men
and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
Second Avenue,
Cascade City. British Columbia.
.... McRae Landing, Christina Lake
Now open under entirely new management. First class accommodations and
reasonable rates. Beautiful situation, good Boating, Bathing, Fishing aud
Hunting.  The place to spend a pleasant holiday.
Call and see us.  Steamboat calls twice a day.  Close to Brooklyn road.
Situated at the new town of Gladstone, near the Burnt
Basin Mining Region and only 18 miles from Cascade; 10
miles from Christina Lake. One of the liest hotel buildings between Cascade and^. Brooklyn. Good Livery Stable
in connection. '        '"������*   ^ i"
JOHN, DORSEY, Proprietor.
\P. BURNS& CO.,j
-wholesale and retail dealekb in-
fresl] anb Qwti> )j)fteats,
of is!)'anb Oysters, ��iue anb ftresseb poultry <��
&T Meats delivered at Mines Free of Charge,
' Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY. 9
Plans Drawn and Estimates
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
Boundary Country can be had in a concise and readable form
by reading the Cascade Record every week. Send along your
two dollar bill and keep posted on the greatest mining district
in British Columbia.   Address, The Record, Cascade,B.C. 8
Jul; 1, 1889
Railroad Headquarters Hotel.
When Visiting the Gateway City on Railroad, Mining or
Smelter Business, You are Cordially Invited to
Make Your Home Here. You will be Treated Right.
Our Bar is One of the Features of this Establishment. It
is Supplied with an Almost Endless Variety of the
Choicest Whiskies, Ales, Wines, Beers and Cigars.
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths. Shingles, flouldings, Etc
Pure Goods for Medicinal Use
<�� First Avenue
< > ^/OSCQOe,   jy, {y    Oscar Stenstrom,
Wholesale Dealers in .....
>fc Wines, Liquors il Cp.<
All Kinds of General Men's Furnishings at Retail.
Office and Warehouse,
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -  CASCADE, B. C.   :
For the best since
the world began
apply to
The Record, Cascade, B.C.
Both the Columbia river and
Kootenay lake are still rising.
The steamer Slocan is laid up
for repairs at Roeebery, on Slocan
There iB talk of the Bank of B.
N. A., opening a branch at Moyie.
In another month the Nelson &
Bedlington railway will be nearly
The Sunday closing law for barrooms is being very rigidly enforced in Ashcroft.
Sandon is a decidedly quiet town,
owing to the dosing down of the
silver-lead producers.
Civic estimates for Nelson for
the next seven months are: Revenue, $53,000; expenditure, $38,818.
Vancouver is to have automobiles, htirneless carriages, by August 1st���the first on the Pacific
The lead furnace at the Hall
Mines smelter, Nelson, has been
blown out, all the custom ore on
hand having been treated.
A few men are being worked in
some of the Slocan mines, at $3.50
per eight hours, but the large producers are still shut down.
Nelson's hoard of trade will collect mineral samples for the Nelson and Goat River mii.ing division, to he placed in the British
Columbia exhibit at Paris exposition.
Four more men have been killed
in the War Eagle mine at Rossland, due to the explosion of a
missed hole. Their names are
Charles Lee, Charles Sturgis, Dan
Green, and Mike Griffin.
Rossland promised to he well
supplied with fraternal halls. The
Masons, the Knights of Pythias
and the Fraternal Order of Eagles
propose putting up halts in that
city in the immediate future. The
Masonic society will erect a two
story and basement building,
which will cost in the neighborhood of $6,000.
At the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A
M., just held at Kamloops, the following officers were elected for the
ensuing year:   Grand  Master, R.
E. Walker, of New Westminster:
deputy grand master', H. H. Watson, of Vancouver; senior warder,
F. McB. Young, of Nanaimo [reelected]; junior warden, A. S. Good
eve, af Rossland; chaplain, Rev.
E. P. Flewelling; of Kamloops;
treasurer, A. B. Erskine, of Victoria, (re-elected); secretary, W. J.
Quinlan. of Nelson, (re-elected);
grand tyler, R. Hosker, of Vancouver, (re-elected.)
palace giuery $arn
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished
Sam Sing,
ca /
Laundry at rear of the Custom
House, First Ave.
Clothes called for and delivered.
Delivered free to
any part of the
Fire Insurance Agency
PANY, of London, Eng., BRIT-
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Expert  Laundryman.    Bundle" called for and delivered.
Work done on Short Notice.
Give me a trial.
Laundry at the rear of the Commercial Hotel,


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