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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, MAY 5, 1900.
No. 26.
In Company with the Minister of Mines
He Pleads His Case.
Qives the Candidates a Respectful Hearing and
with Rare Exceptions Unanimous Endor-
latlon���Dine at Laurel Ridge.
railway scheme, and declared   bis THE STRAWBERRY.
intention    of   destroying   railway |M| C(|t|vi||o| ^^Made Profitable la
Pursuant to previous announcement, Hon. Joseph Martin, accompanied by the Minister of Mines,
Hon. Smith Curtis, arrived here on
the noon train Wednesday. Immediately on their arrival, they
were escorted to Laurel Ridge, the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. K.
Stocker, where a most excellent
luncheon was hurridly partaken
of, as the campaigners were scheduled for appearance in Grand Forks
in the evening. A large number of
the citizens of Cascade were present
at the station to greet the distinguished candidates on their arrival.
After luncheon the party repaired
to Montana hall where many voters
were anxiously awaiting the appearance of the speakers. It had
been intended that Mr. Stanley
Mayall should preside at the meeting and introduce the candidates,
but that gentleman, having returned on the same train from
Rossland with the speakers, had
been unavoidably detained at his
home, and the visitors being exceedingly anxious to hasten the
proceedings owing to their limited
time, Judge Rochussen was called
to preside, which he did in a very
acceptable manner. Hon. Mr. Martin was the first speaker. In a complete refutation of the misrepresentations of the opposition pies* and
politicians, and an exhaustive explanation of the policy of the government, the Premier, who was cordially received, first dealt with the
redistribution matter. He stated his
attitude on that issue had been in
support of it until he discovered
duplicity in relation to it on the
part of his colleague.', and it wus
to he made a political plaything to
avoid defeat. Continuing he dwelt
upon the dangers of the Mongolian
invasion, aud resented the action of
the Dominion government iu in-
,�� fringing upon provincial rights by
disallowing legislation affecting
Chinese and Japanese labor. Several of his references to the course
of the Laurier government in yielding lo the requests of the Imperial
authorities on this question were
warmly applauded. Mr. Martin
also explained his Coast-to-Midway
monopoly here as he had done in
Manitoba. Concluding, he maintained the provincial assembly had
the right to charter a railway to
tho Boundary line. He said Jim
Hill was willing and had been invited hy the government to invade the Boundary district. Hon.
Smith Curtis followed Mr. Martin,
and delivered an instructive and
winning speach, in which he must
have convinced his hearers that he
was sincere iii all he said, and
meant to do his very best, if elected,
to aid in giving the people a stable,
honorable and progressive government. He enlarged upon the subject of appropriations for the building of roads, trails and bridges for
the benefit of pioneer settlers, and
if he was elected, bis department of
the government, would not be administered in the interest of a few
favorites, and road building would
not be done in odd patches 10 pacify
the clamor of one individual, hut it
would be complete and thorough
where undertaken. His remarks
were heartily approved.
Only one little incident cccured
at the meeting to excite special
comment. Mr. John Simpson, tbe
Principle of the Cascade Public
school, interrogated Mr. Martin relative to the laws forbidding gambling, and inquired why he did not
show more of a desire to enforce the
laws. Mr. Martin, supposing the
question to have been propounded
by an opponent for the purpose of
entangling him in a difficulty which
would tend to his disadvantage and
result in no good to any one, gave
Mr. Simpson a short and unsatisfactory answer, which resulted in
a further demand 011 the part of
the latter. The speaker replied in a
very displeasing manner to Mr.
Simpson, and not altogether satisfactory to the audience, though the
retort caused some merriment,
whereat Mr. Simpson threatened to
nip Mr. Martin's political aspirations in the  hud hy voting against
this Vicinity.
Cascade townsite, where it is not
occupied, is one mass of wild strawberry plants, and these are not confined to the city alone, but the
broad fields over are covered with
ihe white blossoms.which have been
in bloom for the past few weeks,
adding beauty to the enchanting
scene of revivified Nature. Down
in the Cascade mountains in Oregon, on the 0. II. & N. Co's line, is
a flourishing little town named
Hood River. It is a strawberry
town; it is noted all over the United
States for the wonderful strawberry
products of its vicinity, the annual
output amounting to from $40,000
to $50,000. The town is prosperous
and growing steadily and rapidly,
the contiguous lands being almost
wholly devoted to the cultivation,
of the strawberry,which is really
its only resource. Where wild fruts
and berries thrive without irrigation or cultivation,certainly the domestic varieties would prosper much
more abundantly under thut sort of
assistance. There is no question
but thut strawberry culture could
be developed into a moot profitable
indiiMiy and be the means of bringing prosperity and wealth to this
Two Hundred Men Suffer Sudden Death
in a Utah Coal Mine.
The British Columbia Synod bas
been in Session in Nelson this
Britian's troubles in South Africa are costing her about $10,000,000
per week.
Throughout the labor field of the
eastern states there are strikes and
rumors of strikes, in which hundreds
of thousands of mechanics arc involved. The vaunted prosperity of
the Hanna-McKinley syndicate
seems to be enjoyed only hy the
hunks end trusts in whose interests
McKinley was made chief dispenser
of special privileges.
Chatham, Ont., April 80.���A distressing accident occured yesterday
him.   It is to be regretted that so;on the farm of Daniel  McDonuhl,
able and  fearless a statesman  a��!l>"ver township, in which  a foilr-
the Premier, cannot display a little
more amiability in contact with fellow citizens, and thus win where
otherwise he loses ground. Barring
this little incident, the meeting was
teen-months-old son was drowned
in a pail of milk which wus left
s.Hiding near the door way. A
shi'it while after the child wus
found dead, head downwards in the
a most pleasant and successful one. j Pa'
Immediately after the expiration
of the speaking, the Premier and
Minister Curtis departed for Grand
Forks.   They were met by a  brass!
Montreal, May 1.���The 50 remits for Strathcona's Horse, now
n South Africa, sailed hy the Do
minion  liner Vancouver,  Cuptuii
band and a  retinue of citizens in!., n     n     t ...    '   MMM
carriages who enteral the city with'M,I),."ak,'Jrom   th"   },ort   l,*w
great eclat.    Mr. Martin and Mr.||T,"r"ln8v   Ihey go to Liverpool,
great ___���^_,^______
Curtis should be pleased with their,
at least apparently, triumphant
march through the Boundary.
whence they go to Southampton
and from there by steamer to Cape
T�� wn.
Schofleld was the Scene of the Appalling Disaster���The Men Choked by Fire Damp
and Burned to Death.
The English language cannot describe the appalling disaster which
occurred at Schotield, Utah, at 10:25
a. m. May 1, by an explosion in
mine No. 4 of the Pleasant Valley
Coal company, and by which nearly 200 men und upwards lost their
lives. Nearly that number of bodies
have been recovered and the work
of icscue is proceeding, and will
continue until all the bodies are
brought to the surface.
There were 250 men at work ii>
the two mines, Nos. 1 and 4. The
explosion is supposed to have occurred in No. 4 and extended hy a,
connection to No. 1. The men in
No. 1 were choked. Tnose in No. 4
were burned and crushed. The cause
of the explosion is attributed to the-
blowing up of a number of kegs of
blasting powder. The scene at the-
mine beggars description. The-
work of rescue is going on anil
everything possible is being done to-
relieve the suffering and ascertain
the number of dead.
The theory is that the explosion
occurred hy powder being currieiK
into the mine by the workmen.
The work of reseuo was delayed-'
by after-damp, the dead being piled
up in heaps, indicating that they
hail prepared for death from dump,,
which they knew was inevitable.
Great Powers Becoming Anarchists.
It is generally charged thut only
Grits and the working clusses, irr
Ciinada, and Democrats and labor
organizations iu the United States,,
develop h 1111 schists. In the Wetland canal affair, wherein it it
churgtd thut this gang bus been op-
eruiingtis the hirelings of capitalists to cripple the Wetland canal in
order to divert the traffic of the upper lakes from Montreal to Buffalo,.
il looks different. It is a known
fuel that in the great railroad strike-
a few years ago, the railway companies centering in Chicago destroyed their own property, charged
the crime on the strikers, turned
public sentiment in their favor by
so doing, aud collected damages
amounting to two or three times
the extent of their losses from the
State of Illinois Anarchists do not
always come from the ranks of
labor. ���ssaaass saocm
Our Stock Taking has Revealed Various Remnants and
Slightly Shop-soiled Goods which we will Sell
Hardware, Boots, Clothing, Drugs, Stationery,
Groceries, and all Miners' Requirements, at the
Lowest Rates in Town!
TjW $iS��C8* 5C'CC^0T1S aT1^ C]eaPest prices arc to be
ftad at tl]e	
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Branches at Gladstone, English Point (Christina lake) and at Eagle City on North Fork.
Assay office and Long Distance Telephone at CASCADE.
May 5, 190*
J Miiy 5, 1000
Some persons in British Columbia appear to hold the opinion that
those who advocate the government
ownership of railways are advocating a new and revolutionary
scheme, that has scarcely ever been
tried in any country in the world.
Such persons, however, hold an entirely erroneous opinion on this
question, as, in many of the civilized countries of the world at the
present time, the government ownership of railways exists.
Among the great colonies of the
British Empire, Canada is the only
one in which tbe people do not
strongly believe in owning their
own railways. All the railways of
Victoria, Australia, which have a
total length of 3129 miles, belong
to the government. In New South
Wales the government ownes 2707
miles of railways, and will probably acquire all the railways iu the
colony in time. In Queensland all
the railways are owned by the
government, and they have a
total length of 2742 miles. In
South Australia the government
does not own all the railways, but
it owns 1742 miles of them, which
is a large percentage of the total
The people of Australia are not
alone, however, among British colonists, in their belief in the government ownership of railways. In
New Zealand the government owns
more than 2000 miles of railways.
The government of Natal owns 524
miles of railways, and the government of Cape Colony about 2000
miles. In India also the government owns railways to a large
It will thus he seun that, among
all the large colonies and dependencies of the British Empire, Canada alone has failed to build and
own its railways to any great extent. At least, the Canadian people
fail to own their own railways to
any great extent. It cannot be
truthfully said, however that the
people of Canada have not built
them, as they have heen built to a
large extent by money taken out of
the public treasury, and have then
been handed to corporations as
The British Empire is, however,
not the only part of the world in
which railways are owned by the
governments. In Germany the
government owns more than 25,000
miles of railways out of a total of
less than 29,000 miles. For some
of these railways the German government had to pay far more than
their real value, us they bad to pay
for watered stock, which had heen
raised by artificial means to a high
market value. Notwithstanding
this fact, the government annually
obtains a large -income from the
railways after paying all expenses.
The French government has taken
steps by which the railways of that
country will in time become the
property of the nation. The railways of Russia, Austria, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Belgium, Denmark,
Norway, Sweden, Chili, Peru and a
number of other countries, belong
either wholly or in part to the governments of the countries mentioned. It is absurd, therefore, for
some of the opponents of government ownership of railways in this
province, to speak of the scheme as
visionary and unworthy of the attention of practical men.
John Simpson.
J. W.Stewart and Patrick Welch
have been in Greenwood this week
with a view to securing a contract
on the construction work of the
Phoenix-Greenwood tramway.
A. 6. Pemberton has resigned
the office of Sheriff of Yale, and his
successor is Mr. C. Tunstall, of
Kamloops. Mr. Pemberton has for
many years filled this position
with much acceptance to the public.
Ernest Bunting, as evidence of
his piscatorial achievements the
other day. handed into the Record
office a nice lot of white fish caught
in the Kettle River, intimating
that the editor needed  brain   food.
Dr. W. Lambert, of Grand Forks,
was a visitor in Cascade Monday
evening and Tuesday morning. He
viewed the construction works of
the Cascade Water Power and
Light Co., and expressed himself as
surprised at the immense magnitude of the same.
Mr. and Mrs T. R. Wilson, from
Waitsburg, Wash., are visiting with
ihe familips of Messrs Bell and
Duncan in Bossburg, proprietors of
the stage line between that town
and Cascade. Mrs Wilson is a sister of Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Duncan.
They expect to locate in that vicinity.
The regular passenger train on
the Columbia & Western branch of
the C. P. R., running through Cascade, is now composed of three
coaches instead of two, as formerly.
As they appear to be well filled
with passengers, it is fair to presume that the travel to and from
the Boundary is increasing.
Cascade Public School.
The following murks show the
relative standing of the pupils of
the Cascade school for the month
of April:
Third class: Jennie McRae, 092;
Jessie Hyde, 665; Ralph Wolverton, 623; Robert Thompson, 617;
Willie Walling, 580.
Senior Second cluss: Alonzo Scott,
614; Duncan McRae, 564.
Junior Second class: Andrew
Thompson, 414; Jesse Baulne, 316.
Second Primer: Joseph Buiilne,
343; John McRae, 336; William
Thompson, 301; Marv Thompson,
First Primer: Phoebe Baulne,
112; John Thompson, i06; Kathleen McRae, 104.
Rev. Joseph McCoy Receives a call Irom the
Presbytery of Vernon, B. C.
A meeting of the Presbytery of
Kamloops was held in the Presbyterian church here, yesterday afternoon, to consider tbe call tendered
by the Vernon congregation to Rev.
Joseph McCoy, M. A. Messrs J. E.
Matheson and J. A. McKelvie appeared us commissioners from the
congregation to press the call,
which wus sustained by the Presbytery, and Wednesday evening, May
23rd, was fixed provisionally as the
date of induction. Rev. Mr. Hardy
was appointed a commissioner to
the General Assembly.���Vernon
British Columbia newspapers
making a persona! fight against
Hon. Joseph Martin, judging from
the flimsy pretexts raised against
his government railway plank, may
not unjustly be accused of being
"spellbound" by the C. P. R. hypnotists, for surely many of them
reveal tbe cloven foot. The colonist, for instance, cites the Intercolonial railway as an example of
the result of government ownership,
and apologizes for doing so by saying: "The Intercolonial was not
built as a speculation, nor for the
purpose of giving the public lower
freight rates than they could otherwise enjoy, but because Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick flatly declined
to enter the Union unlesb this line
was built." As a matter af fact,
opposition to the plank referred to
is mainly hy private railway corporations already iu existence, who
fear the beneficial effect it would
have for ihu people were it con-
struceil as contemplated, and mire
greatly dread the precedent it would
establish. The most powerful mo-
liopoiy (onibinttlions in the province are arrayed against Martin,
and it will be a hug, s< rrowi'n! day
for tbe common people, if they uie
beguiled into casting their votes
for the big cinch games of the kid-
gloved gentry.
Certificate of Improvements.
UOMAN EAGLE Mineral Claim, situate in
tlie Grand Korks AliniiiK Division of Yale District.
Where limited:���About a mile southeast of Cascade City.
Take Nolle* that I, F. C. Green, of Nelson, act-
iittz as ttL'eiu for J. J. Walker, Free Miner's
Certificate No. U27,62n, Intcn.l sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Milling Reeorder
for 11 Certifleatcof Improvements, for the purpos*
of obtuiniK a Crown Grant of the above Claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvement*.
Dated this 5th day of April, 1900,
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Local Office at Hotel Cascade.
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Excursion Parties
and Freight
Carried to Order.
Wave the Flag at the foot of the Lake when you
desire either Steamer or Rowboats.
******** V******** THE CASCADE RECORD
May 5, 190*
Published on Saturdays at Cascade  II. C
Per Year        ..   1800
Six Months      1.86
To Furelgu Cuuntri'is        S.hO
Advertising Rates Furnished on Application.
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Sandon, B. C, destroyed by fii��
May 3d. Estimated loss,$1,000,000.
Since Julyl, 1898,the Philippine
vinr has caused the loss of 2,256
lives, beside the seed it has sown
for disease and fulure deaths.
We understand there is a movement on foot in New York City,
looking toward organization and
capitalization of a Burnt Basin
mining property, and that the
proposition is already, well advanced. We shall shortly be at
liberty to give full particulars.
Frank Fletcher, C. P. R. Land
Agent at Nelson, has been nominated by the conservatives to represent that riding in the local legislature. This demonstrates where
the conservative party in that section of the country stands, and also
*bows where the C. P. R is looking
���for useful friends to place in the
That old grannie publication
down by the sad sea waves, the
Colonirt, should be superannuated.
It says the government ownership
of railways idea is a vagary! We
suggest that it give Mr. John Simp-
ton's article on the third page of
this issue a careful perusal, if the
Colonist can refute the statements
therein made, its assertion that
government ownership of railways
is a vagary, might have some
The anti-Martin newspaper scrib-
. biers are trying to make capital
for their employers by charging
that Martin says the eight-hour law
is a dead issue. That issue is settled so fur as the country is immediately concerned, hut should the
forces opposing Martin get into
power, they will open the old sore
hy repealing the law. This would
be unfortunate for the country, and
voters should keep this point in
mind. The business of the whole
province would suffer greatly if this
troublesome question is  re-opened.
James Dyke, formerly a pioneer
citizen of Cascade, but for the past
three years a resident of Republic,
Wash., was making a call on his
oil-time acquaintances here a few
days this week, having come in on
a bike. When he left here there
were but two or three buildings in
town, and he was surprised to find
so large a place as this has grown
to be. Speaking of the incorporation election to be held next Tuesday, in his town, he said the opposition to incorporation of the city
was quite formidable and would
probably defeat the proposition.
Mr. Smith Curtis enjoys the endorsement of all the Liberal clubs
and Labor organizations in this,
his, riding, und his chances for
being successful in the coming election are very promising.
The Dominion government will
act wisely to go slow with its pro-
pauper labor policy. British Columbia labor organizations should
touch up their co-workers in the
east on this proposition.
Mr. Scott, the barbar, with his
family and business, have moved
across the street near the Roma
G. J. Simmons dropped a chisel
on his left foot the fore part of the
week and has since been walking
with a limp.
Mrs Chas. Kinney, formerly a
resident of this place, and still a
property holder here, has been a
guest of Mrs. G. K. Stocker this
Joseph Tiefenthaer wus in town
from Republic to-day. He owns
mining properties in that place,
Curlew, and Deadman's Creek.
Al. Peone, *>f Rossland, begun
assessment work this week on his
group of claims, the Alphonse,
Broken Hill, Ski, Nancy Hunks
and others, on Shamrock mountain. Sam Handy took up a pm-k
train of supplies Monday.
Admiral Dewey, ut Chicago's
grout ball given in his honor, said
he was not a Briton-huter. "The
one man who stood at my back
during those trying days was an
Englishman," said Dewey, speaking of the Manila bay affair.
Mr. D. D. Ferguson has received
word from Rev. Mr. McCoy, who
has been in correspondence with
Rev. Mr. Gandier, to the effect that
the Presbyterian pulpit will be supplied in the person of Mr. K. W.
Barton, of Knox College, Toronto.
It was expected that Mr. Knox
would arrive here to-day.
The warm weather of the past!
week has had the effect to melt the
snow in the mountains, which has
resulted in high water in the Kettle
river, In fact work on the big tunnel under the railroad here had to
he suspended yesterday, until the
water recedes.
Lust Sunday a number of Cus-
cade's citizens enjoyed a trip up
Christina lake on the Myrtle B.,
and all reported having had nn exceedingly pleasant time. Among
the events of the occasion most
talked of was the catching of a species of inland seuserpent by Wm.
Mr. Thomas Parker, secretary of
Central Liberal club of this riding,
with headquarters at Rossland, has
heen appointed returning officer for
the riding. He was in Cascade
Thursday, on a tour through the
Boundary, for the purpose of securing polling places and appointing
deputy election officers.
Mr. F. Gribi, of the Cascade meat
market, considering the many obstacles he is forced lo contend with,
is deserving not only of commendation, but of all the local patronage.
He experiences great difficulty in
the matter of getting his supply
promptly, much of which oweing
to light, patronage, he is often compelled to lose. His meats must be
shipped in by express, the Dominion Express Co's rates being ex
cessively high, his profits are reduced. Then again, with a single
exception, perhaps, the largest meat
consumers, having no interest in
the town, go outside to buy, thereby
possibly saving a few cents. Let
us patronize home industry and
keep the town moving.
J. W. Stewart, of the C. P. R.
Contracting department, and well
known here, was a passenger on
the west bound train Tuesday. He
wus gi-ing up the road to look after
mining interests.
Summit City, in Summit camp,
had a narrow escape from a terrific
explosion hy the near approach of
a brush fire to powder and dynamite magazines of the B. C. mine,
the other day.
Who Lost the Watch.
Found���a watch; on the road between Cascade and English Point.
Owner can recover the same by applying to the Postmaster at English
Point and paying for this notice.
A prominent party of railroad
officials were in Greenwood the other day. The party included W.
Cross, of Winnipeg, master mechanic of the Canadian Pacific; F.
E. Hohbs, of Revelstoke, master
mechanic of the Pacific division; R.
Mee, traveling engineer for the Pacific division with head quarters at
Vancouver, and J. T. Lawrence,
train master of the Columbia &
Western. In the morning they were
shown over the smelter by Superintendent Paul Johnson, and expressed themselves as delighted
with what they saw. H. 1). Wil-
uress, who has heen in charge of
the C. P. H. land department ut
Greenwood, has gone to Neison,
where he is slated for a higher position. His successor for the Boundary has not yet heen appointed by
the land commissioner.
Phoenix was startled early Thursday morning by an explosion of
75 pounds of dynamite, in a small
log building about 400 feet from
No. 1 old shaft house on the Old
Ironsides. Frank Clengrener,standing 20 feet away, was seriously
Certificate of Improvements.
"Wren" and "Rlx" Mineral Claims <situat��
in the Grand Forks mining division of Yale
Where located:���In Summit (.'amp.
Take Notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett, as
agent for Albert B. Keough, Free Miner's Certificate No. I1671D, intend, sixty days from
tlie date hereof, to apply to the mining
recorder for certificates of Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining orown grants
of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37,must be commenced before the issuance ot
such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D., MOO.
The Wm. Hamilton
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
Shoes, Etc.
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If You Wish
To keep thoroughly posted on the fast
moving events in the growing Boundary and Christina Lake sctions, there is
only one way to accomplish it, viz:
Just get in line, follow the
crowd and subscribe to..
���e Cascade Record
It costs only Two Dollars to get
in out of the wet, and receive 52
copies of the Record. Printed
on good paper with good type
and good ink.
The shingle trust, composed of
nearly 300 shingle mills in western
Washington, has been broken by
the refusal of the big mills to continue shut down. All mills will
accordingly resume business at
once. Prices have slumped 10 to
15 per cent per 1000. It is believed
that eastern dealers have been
standing together in their determination not to buy from the trusts
at prevailing increased prices.
The Imperial government has
decided to give 24 out of the 44
commissions to lie granted to
Canadians in the regular army to
officers and non-commissioned
officers serving in South Africa.
Six com missions will be given to
Canadian gentlemen who, with the
fourteen which have been given to
the royal military college, Kingston,
will make 44 in all. Lord Roberts
will send the names of the 24 of
these in South Africa whom he
recommend!1 as candidates for commissions.
The report <>f the Ontario minister of education for the year 1899
shows that .there are 5,587 public
schools in Ontario, an increase of
thirteen over last year, and 345
separate schools, an increase of five.
The salaries of public school teachers are decreasing. The average
salary last year was #321, and for
1898,1324. The profession is being
monopolized hy women to a large
extent. Last year of 8,000 teachers,
5,800 were women, an increase of
123, and 2,056 were men, ii decrease
of 36.   At the late tearhers' conven
tion in Toronto, Hon. Mr. Har-
court intimated that the age limit
for candidates for the profession
would he raised.
The imperial state crown of England contains one large ruby, one
large sapphire, 16 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 4 rubies, 1363 brilliant diamonds, 4 dropshaped pearls and
273 pearls of other form. The crown
was made by a firm of London jewelers in a large degree frooi the
jewels of old crowns.
A Major Hook of the East India
Company service, in London was
entitled by the Will of a relative to
an annuity of ��400 a year until his
wife was buried. To fulfill the terms
of this important document, after
death he caused her hotly to be embalmed, sealed up in a glass .case
and placed in the upper chamber
of bis house, where it ;remvain.ed for
thirty yeirs, but no person was ever
permitted to enter the .room where
it lay.
Following is a list of some of the
heaviest losses by the recent Hull-
Ottawa-fire: Booth Lumber Company, $2,000,000. The Eddy Paper
Company, $1,500,000. The McKay
Milling Company, $500,000. Hull
Lumber Company, $500,000. The
Cordite Company, $250,000. Pub-
lic/buildinge in Hull, $250,000.
Quoting railway dividends as ev-
idences of prosperity is adding in-
sult'to injury.
Women will trust.'their daughters
with men under conditions in
which they would not trust their
husbands with other women.
fisr; anb Oysters, ��i��e Qn*> frresseb Poultry
F. GRIBI, Hgr.
SECOND AVENUE       :       :       :       CASCADE CITY, B. C.
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made,
Correspondence Solicited.
Th^t We
Can Do
All Kinds
Styles of
A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skill
Will  Prove.
Give Us a Trial.
WisWiwvjrWA'iWwyiiVWWww. 6
M��y5, IBM
The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of Bast Yale.
The Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary
Creek and Christina Lake Countries.
A Magnificent Water Power of 20,000 Horse Power.
The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL DISTRICT.   A most promising opportunity for business A
locations and realty investments.    A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. One mile from Christina
Lake, the Great Pleasure Resort.   For further information, price of lots, etc., address,
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.       Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Com. C. P. R., Winnipeg, Man May 5. 1900
Fire Insurance Ageucy
In appealing to you as the Premier of the Province, I beg to lay
before you the platform of the new
Government as follows:
1. The abolition of the $200
deposit for candidates for Ihe Legislature.
2. The bringing into force, as
st'on as arrangements can be completed, of the Torrens Registry
��y stein.
3. The   Redistribution   of   the
constituencies on the basis of population, allowing to sparsely populated districts a pioportionhtcly
larger representation than to populous districts and cities.
4. The enactment of an accurate
system of Government scaling of
logs, and its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of the dis.
allowed    Labor    Regulation    Act,
1898, and also all   the statutes of
1899. containing anti-Mongolian
clauses if disallowed as proposed
by the Dominion Government'
6. To take a firm stand in every
other possible way with a view of
discouraging the i-pread of Oriental
cheap labor in this Province.
7. To provide for official inspection of all buildings, machinery
and works, with a view to compelling the adoption of proper
safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to the Eight-
hour Law the Government will
continue to enforce the law a�� it
stands. An immediate inquiry
will be made by the Minister of
Mines into all grievances put forward in connection with its operation, with a view of bringing about
an amicable settlement. If no settlement is reached the principle of
the referendum will be applied and
a vote taken at the general election
as to whether the law shall lie re-
repealed. If the law is sustained
by the vote it. will be retained upon
the statute book with its penalty
clause. If modifications can he
made removing any of the friction
brought, about, without, impairing
the principle of the law, they will
he adopted. If the vote is against
it the law will be repealed.
9. To restablisb the London
Agei'Cy of British Columbia, and
to take every effective menus of
bringing before the British public
the advantages of this Province, as
a place for the profitable investment of capital.
10. The retaining "f the resources of the Province as an asset
for the benefit, of the people, and
taking effective measures to prevent
the alienation of the public domain,
except to actual set tiers or for actual
bona fide business, or industrial
purpose.', putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection with the same.
11. The taking of active measures for the systematic exploration
of the Province.
12. The borrowing of money for
the purpose of providing roads,
trails and bridges, provided that in
every case the money necessary to
pay the interest and sinking fund
in connection with the loan shall
he provided by additional taxation
so as not to impair the credit of the
13. In connection with the con-
si ruction <>f Government n ads aud
trails, to provide by the employment of competent civil engii eeiv
and otherwise thut the Government
money is expended upon some system which will be advantageous lo
the general public, so that the old
system of providing roads as a
Bpecal favor to supporters of the
Government may be entirely discontinued.
14. To keep the ordinary annual
expenditure within the ordinary
annual revenue, in order to preserve
intact the credit of the Province,
which is its best asset.
15. To adopt a system of government construction and operation
of railways and immediately to
proceed with the construction of a
railway on the south side of the
Fraser river, connecting the coast
with the Kootenay district with the
understanding that unless the other
railways now constructed in the
Province give fair connections and
make equitable joint freight and
passenger arrangements, the Province will continue this line to the
eastern boundary of the Province.
Proper connection witheuch Kootenay railway to he given to the Island
of Vancouver. With respect to other
parts of the Province, to proceed
to give to every portion of it railway connection at as early a date
as possible, the railway, when constructed, to be operated by the Government through a Commission.
16. A railway bridge to be constructed in connection with the
Kootenay railway across'the Fraser
river, at or near New Westminster
and running powers gi.\en over ii
to any railway company applying
for the same, under proper conditions.
17. In case it is thought at any
time advisable to give a bonus to
any railway company, the same to
be iii cash, and not by way of a
land grant; and no such bonus to
be granted except upon the condition that a fair amount of the bonds
or shares of the company be transferred to the Province, and effective
means taken to give the Province
control of the freight and passenger
rates, and provision made against
such railway having any liabilities
against it except/actual cost.
18. To take away from the
Lieutenant - Governor - in - Council,
any power to make substantive
changes in the law, confining the
jurisdiction entirely to matters of
detail in working out the laws enacted by the Legislature.
19. The establishment of an
institution within the Province for
the education of the Deaf and
20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion Act, as the reasons justifying
its enactment no longer obtain.
21. Amicable settlement of the
dispute with the Dominion Government as to Deadn an's Island.
Stanley park and other lands, and
an arrangement with Mr. Luduate,
by which, if possible, a sawmill
industry may be estahlished and
carried on on Deadman's Island
under satisfactory conditions, protecting the interests of the people.
22. Proper means of giving
technical instruction to miners and
i'ANY. of London, Kg., I IK IT-
Gkoimik K. Stookkk, Agf.nt.
Canadian ^
^Pacific Ky.
NEW MAP. . .
Christina Lake
Miuing Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Complied   by JOHN  A.  C'OHYKI,' ,  P. 1.. S.
This mill' contains tin; latest locutions on - hnin-
rook unci Cnslle  Mountains, on  tinker, Slither-
linul nnd McUiio Creeks, and in tlie Hurnt liuslu.
For sale hy
Onsende, It. C.
America's Great Transcontinental Line
and World's Pictorial Route.
The Direct Koute
From Kootenay Country-
Kettle River and Boundary
Creek Districts to all points
East and West
First class Sleepers in all Hairs
from Revelstoke and Kootenay
St. Paul, Sundays anil Wednesdays for Tor
onto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Same
curs pass Revelstoke one day eailler.
Direct Conn, ction via Robson to and Irom all
Leave CASCADK Arrive
16.94 Daily ex. still. 13.31
For rates and full information address mar
est loenl agent or,
F. E. Tkbo, Agl., Cascade, B. C.
Trav. Pass.Agem, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.     Vancnuver.B C.
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C. It. THOMAS, Proprietor.
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this
part of the district. Headquarters for Cascade and Bossberg Stage Line," also for
Contractors,. Mining Men and Travellers-
Well Stocked Ear in ((iiiiiection.
Skwnm  \\KM!Fr Cascadk City. B. C.
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May 5, 1901
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Dominion Supply Company
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j AMI Assortment i Staple and Fancy
All accounts rendered the 15th of each month.
Oi the Consequences of Its "Disallowance"
Kaslo, B. C, April 28.���Premier
Martin sprang a mild sensation at
his meeting here last night. Discussing the recent disallowance of
legislation pa ��ed l>y the Semlin
government 1899   to   restrict
Oriental imi ration, he noted
thai the liqtio. nse act had been
disallowed at Ottawa, because it
provided that no license to sell
liquor should he given to any Jap
or Chinaman. "By this disallowance," said Martin, "all our affairs
are thrown into most absolute confusion. By th.nt action there are no
liquor licences in this province outside of city municipalities. Every
person who is selling liquor in unincorporated localities under* the
proper form issued by the province
is liable to a fine under the old
laws, which are revived, because he
has really got. no license; and there
is no way of giving the owners of
hotels throughout the province any
protection whatever until the legislature meets on Julv 5.
The new Spokane Train Schedule.
Trains will arrive at 10:10 in the
morning, bringing passengers from
both the east and west. The train
arriving at 5 p. m. will give fast
service from the east. The morning train will leave the city at 8:10,
making connections with both the
east and west. The afternoon train
will leave at 3:40 for both east and
west. The Coeur d'Alene train will
leave at 3:40 p. m., and returning
will arrive at 5 p. m.
The new time card for the Spo-
jkane Falls & Northern railway,
j which went into effect Monday
morning is out. The train will
leave Spokane at 10:20 in the morning, instead of the former time8:15,
arriving at Nelson at 7:35 p. tn.
and at Rossland at 5:15 p.m. Returning it will leave Nelson at9:15,
Rossland at 11:45, and arrive in
Spokane at 6:30 in the evening, 15
minutes later.
Political References.
An Eastern Oregon Sheep Story.
The Bossburg Journal says the
report is current that several nun.
dred tons of freight is billed via
Bossburg to Boundary,. district
camps and Republic.
Coffin Bros, report an increase of
156 per cent from a small band of
172 ewes, says theGoldendale(Ore)
j Sentinel. The original number was
172 Out of this number there were
86 pairs of twins, and three sets of
triplets, making the total number
of lambs 262.
j    Keep your eye on Cascade.
The labor organizations of Vancouver have expressed their approval of Premier Martin's platform.
The rabid partizans of Phoenix
no longer have reason to complain
of its non-partizan local paper, the
Pioneer. Last week, in its editorial
columns, it actually inserted a question mark in parenthasis���showing
that while saying one thing it
meant another.
The most serious matter to contemplate in thic campaign is the
undeniable fact that if Mr. Martin
is defeated, a pro-railroad, pro-Chinese and Japanese conbination
will be placed in power, and a long
and disastrous labor war will distract the country. If the Mcintosh platform means anything, it
promises to submit to all the demands of monopoly combination.
Martin, with all the antagonism he
can inject into the situation, could
bring no more discomforture upon
the country than will come to
it through the political schemers
seeking his defeat, if given the reins
of government.
Many a man makes a mistake
hy going around telling his troubles
when lie ought to be advertising his
Ottawa-Hull Fire Will Have That Effect on the
New York. April 28. ��� Lewis
Anell, president of the Export
Lumber Company, of New York,
Boston and Ottawa, which company had a million dollars worth of
its lumber burned in the Ottawa
fire, was interviewed as follows:
"The destruction of the large
amount of white pine lumber-at Ottawa, which is reported as amounting to from 150,000,000 to 200,000,-
000 feet, together with loss of mill
capacity of between 200,000,000
and 250,000,000 feet per annum
will have a greater effect upon the
white pine and spruce lumber markets than it would have at any
other period within the past ten
years. Not only does it take out of
the market for the next twelve
months over 400,000,000 feet of
lumber, principally white pine, but
it does this at a time when the demand was increasing altogether out
of proportion to the available supply."        	
The passenger trains on the Spo-/
kane Falls & Northern now meet
at Meyers Falls. A dining car has
been placed on the train, thus entirely doing away with eating stations and making a saving of 30
minutes on the run between Spokane and Northport.
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