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Vol. I.
Published In the Interests of the Boundary Mining District
CASCADE, B. C, MARCH n, 1899.
No. 18.
To be Built up San Poll Route This
It now seems to be a well settled
fact that Republic iB to have railway connections, and have them
right away. Jim Hill, president
of the Great Northern railway has
given it out straight that he is not
intending to build in there this
year, but Jim has a way of talking
to fill newspaper space. Then D.
C. Corbin was credited with a great
desire to get in there. In addition,
the Northern Pacific and Canadian
Pacific, it has been believed, were
not unwilling to secure the trade
of that growing section, if it were
But the combination as learned
by a Record man from a reliable
source, is different. It seems that
the Northern Pacific, in conjunction
with the Great Northern, has
decided to build from Wilbur, on
its Central Washington branch.
The distance would be about 95
miles to Republic, and the grades
would be easy, following the San
Poil valley all the way. Already
a crossing of the Columbia has
been found, with natural piers in
the river, and here an iron bridge
will be thrown over.
Last Tuesday evening a party of
engineers passed through Cascade,
en route for Republic, to run lines
for the>i*w road. Thsyt were in
charge of Alec Lupfer, a veteran in
the service of the Great Northern.
He was reticent, but he is undoubtedly now at the work of making
the permanent locations of the line.
It is said that the road will certainly be built this year, and that
it will be used under a joint agreement by the two transcontinental
lines mentioned, when completed.
It will make a rather good sized
chunk of railway building in this
section for which contractors will
he on the lookout.
In the Mining Field
That the Boundary country is I in many different camps, some of
now experiencing one of the greatest mining booms that ever visited
British Columbia is beyond a
doubt. Now that railway transportation is assured, and tbe evidence is seen in the form of actual
construction, capital is being attracted this way in almost unlimited amounts, and, as a result,
great benefits are sure to be derived
therefrom. Properties that but a
few months ago were considered as
mere prospects, are now being
turned over at handsome figures.
During the past week a representative of the Record visited a number of our neighboring towns, including Grand Forks, Columbia
and Greenwood, and was pleased
to note the usual activity prevalent
in mining circles in these places.
In Grand Forkj the merchants
were busy and the many interested
in a mineral way up the North
Fork or elsewhere, had the same
confidence of years ago in the poS'
sihilities of the contiguous territory,
which, by the way, are rapidly
being proved up. More attention
than ever before is being paid to
minee at the Forks, anil its people
'are investing judiciously* v     ���    ���
At Columbia  a  great deal of
Brooklyn only receives a triweekly boat service now.
T. F. Gaine, of the Yukon store,
left on Thursday for a week's trip
to Fernie.
The assay office of the B. C.
syndicate has been a busy place
this week.
The contractors' hospital here
now has about 20 patients, all of
which are doing well.
It is said that the town of Eholt
will soon be platted, at the Summit
this side of Greenwood.
The Columbia stage line is now
running a baggage wagon regularly,
following the stages closely.
Knox & Delaney, the Cascade
jewelers, expect to open up a branch
at Gladstone in the near future.
Work on the foundations for the
piers for the railway bridge over
Sutherland creek is completed.
One of the piers ia 65 feet long.
F, Mancus, an Italian, was fined
|5 and costs before the local magistrate at Midway for carrying
concealed weapons. A .lecture was
thrown in without extra charge.
which are situated some miles away,
but which for the present largely
look to Greenwood as headquarters.
Among these localities are Greenwood Camp, Deadwood Camp, Wellington Camp, Skylark Camp, Copper Camp, Kimberly Camp, Providence .Camp, Long Lake Camp,
Summit Camp, Central Camp and
Increased interest is also being
shown in Camp McKinney, 40
miles west of Greenwood. The Cariboo, which has been pounding out
dividends from its free gold ledges
for years, is tangible and convincing evidence of its richness. Consequently, Toronto and Spokane
capital is taking hold of some of
the best properties with avidity,
and the camp is already assuming
no little importance in the mining
As the Record representative circulated among the residents of
Greenwood and other towns, he
found that the paper from the
Gateway City was already most
favorably known and spoken of.
Many others, however, were only
too pleased to have their names
placed upon ^subscription books.
One thing attracted -tbe acribe'f
activity was noticeable, and while attention, particularly.   The min
the bright little town is still young, ing and business men generally, at
yet its enthusiastic promoters are
wise enough to see (hat it is the
surrounding mining area on which
its permanence must be built. Consequently, they are devoting attention to this and are showing their
faith by their works, by putting
money into promising properties.
But at the present time, it is
probable that no other place in
Southern British Columbia, is attracting the same attention that
Greenwood enjoys today. The
town is growing fast, and one meets
all sorts and conditions *of people
there, from the ordinary fakir an9
gambler that infests every booming
mining camp, to the investor who
has a plethoric pocket hook. In
many ways it is Rossland over
again. Of course everybody was
full of business, all having been
attracted thither by the stories of
the richness and immensity of the
ore bodies of such properties as the
Old Ironsides, Knob Hill, Mother
Lode, Winnipeg, Golden Crown,
Brooklyn, Stemwinder and.dozens
of others too numerous to mention
here���all of which are now working, and which will undoubtedly
be dividend payers in the immediate future. It was a poor day
when one or more mining deals,
ranging from a few hundred to
several hundred thousand dollars
was not consummated. Of course
every one was full of business and
the great majority were making
While the interest now ia in the
city of Greenwood itself, it must be
remembered that these promising
gold-copper properties are located
a rule, were confidently looking
forward to the time when ores from
that locality would be treated at
the Cascade smelter. It was universally^ acknowledged that this
was pre-eminently the point above
all others most advantageous for
the location of great smelting and
reduction works, and while other
smelters probably would be located
in the district in time, the Cascade
smelter would doubtless be the
largest and most extensive of all.
The Old )rjm.sidet is soon' to use
the other haffof their 10-drill air
In the Kettle River rUnlng Division.
Feb. S"!-Sam  Hill, Pan creek,  W A Glover;
Drury Lane, B J Averlll;   Dorothy, same.
W H Bower.
Feb. 28���Oregon, Grand Forks, Henry Couture.
Feb. 26-Apollo, Grand Forks, Cbas. Retdlinger;
Single Star, Wellington camp, John Meyer;
Saturn and Excelsior, Wellington camp-G F
Hauls ton;   Snowshoe, Brown'* camp, D G
Evans and B B Wlllett.
Feb. 27���Dominion, near Caicade, Paul Rochue-
son; 0. K., Grand Forks, Henry Eyer.
March 1-Goat, Goat Mt., Lydia Newby.
March 2���Silver King fraction, Greenwood camp,
Tho*. Murray and Joseph Hedges; Bank of
England fraotiou, Greenwood camp, Bob!
March 3���Copper Wing, Baker creek, Peter John-
March 6���Juno. Grand Forks, John P. Drisooll;
Nonpereil, Brown's camp, M A Fisher.
March 7���Morning   Glory, Grand For.*, Ales.
Shanuon; Kipling, Grand Fork*. H S Cay ley.
Feb. 27���Northern Belle, J C Sears.
Feb. 28-Mohawk, B F Van Cleave.
March 2���Artie. 0 N Maroon P B Nelson; Colonel
Sellers, W J Robinson and J W Beet.
March S���Colombia, Rumberger. Feldman, et al.
March 4���Vancouver, M Oppenheimer
March ��-��� Yellow  Jacket and Chamberlain, F
Hutchison and S R Held.
March 7-St Patrick, Newby, Nelson, et al.
Feb. 22-Yankee Girl, Yankee Boy and Bell, boost.
P W McGregor and Lee Merson to Henry
Feb. 2t���Hiram, H A Huntley to W A Pounder.
Feb. 24���H Ennismore, ThosKellarto Henry Began; !�� Columbia, M Oppenheimer and G W
Rumberger to Philip Feldman.
Feb. 27--J4 Huffman, B J Averlll to Arch Me-
Dougall; 1-8 Acorn fraction, A Marshall to
Arab MoDongall; Burlington, A Mcintosh t��
Joseph Sterrett; % Lucky Boy, Jolt* O'Coa-
nlfto Smith Gurtjs* *j>    ��� a   .
Feb.*28--X Ivy Pearl, RTherlen to E LBeer.
March 1--Birthday, Moneton, Pictou, Edison and
Electric, J W Henderson to Richard Plowman, 1S each.
March 2--X Calolfer, J E Rankin to S M Rice.
March S -H Acorn, J A Manly to Joe L Manly.
March 4--Helen B, B J Steven* to FH Oliver
H Orange Grove, Tho* Parkinson, to F B
March S--1S Twin Lake, Yellow Jacket and
Chamberlain, S R Reid to Frank Hutchison,
1-8 Knniemore, J H Bogart to E H Ooimelt*.
March *;--H Dykehead, James K Kelly to DD
Late fletal Quotation*
New York, March Sth.-Bar sIlver-M^e.
Lake copper���117.76.        *
Lead-I4.I2K @ 4.87M. .
The Arm thai-Axes tbe telling price for miner*
and smelters quote* lead Si 10 at tbe close.
8. R. Reid went to Rossland this1
week to complete negotiations fo/
the Tammany deal. ���
The  Mother Lode is preparing
accommodations for 80 men.    The
Sunset,  adjoining, is  to have
The Canadian Rand Drill Co.
and Jencks Machine Co., are to
establish a branch in the Boundary,
F. R. Mendenhall being in charge.
The strike recently made on the
Stemwinder, in Fairview camp, is
believed to be a most important
one, almost solid mineral having
been met.
��� D. B. Bogle and W. J. Reddin, of
Rossland have purchased the Rajah
claim in Camp McKinney for*the
Canada Western Co., from J, Frank
and G M. Bennett.
Chas. Sandner,of Christina lake,
came down yesterday morning.
He reports that a fifteen foot, tunnel has just been completed on the
Littleton. Showings are better as
depth is attained.
John/lbi, brother of Wm.'Albi,
the -Spokane murderer, returned
from that town on Thursday.
Vftm. Anderson, superintendent
of the improvements being carried
on at the dam,*vjlited Nelson this
Tbe Wiartonjrrh Camp McKitA
ney, has been successfully floated,
and development work, started. It
adjoins the Waterloo.
^A notorious woman is reported
to have attempted to commit suicide at Gladstone early this week,
by taking poison, but was frustrated.
W.'J. Francis returned on Monday frdtn Spokane, from his sad
Aission of burying Mrs. Francis.
He states that everything possible
wasione for her by* both physicians and attendants.
N. McLellan & Co. have rented
the warehouse of Gaine A Roy, on
Main street, near the Record office,
to store grain and feed in. This
week the firm received over two carloads of oats from Edmonton. THE CASCADE RECORD
March II, 1889
John Cameron, Edmonton, Alberta, arrived in the city last Tuesday.
Major W. H. Cooper made a business trip to Grand Forks on Wednesday.
Horace Kimball, of Spokane,
was a visitor to Cascade early in
the week.
A. C. Sutton, a barrister from
the Forks, was in town Wednesday
On legal business.
. Dr. J. Schaich, of the Cascade
Drug Co., went up to the Forks laet
. Stanley Mayall, of the B. C. Syndicate store, hao been spending several days in Spokane.
Horace W Buck, an attorney of
Kaslo, was in Cascade Tuesday,
sizing up the country.
Paul Rochussen has located and
recorded the Dominion mineral
claim, situated on the south side of
the cascades, near the city.
Assistant Paymaster J. Arthur
Smith returned from a trip to the
tunnel camps of McLean Bros.,
near Brooklyn, early in the week.
W. F. Tye, chief engineer of the
Columbia & Western, was in town
this week, on one of his periodical
tours of inspection of the new line.
C. J. Eckstorrn left for Cceur
d'Alene lake yesterday, from which
section he has received word, leading him to think that his brother
was drowned there.
Weather prophets are beginning
to look wise and predict an early
spring. The reasons given are
that an unusually severe '^winter is
generally followed by an early
breaking up.      *>      , t       *$*
Frtflghfrates from* now on 'are
likely to be on ,a sliding scale,going
up as the roads go down. A number of the freighters struck for bigger pay at Bossburg the other day
and got it.
Wm. Meadows, formerly locate*!
at Kaslo, has been making a trip
through the Boundary country. As
a re-ult he came back to Cascade,
rented the building formerly occupied by J. S. Ingram, and will soon
open up with cigurs, fruits and general produce. After seeing all the
towns, he is Wetter satisfied with
the ultimate outlook for Cascade
than any of the others.
bia act has been to deprive Canadians of the right to take up mining lands in Alaska. This privil-
edge may not account for much at
the present time, but I here are some
Canadians mining in the territory,
and to them the action of the pro
vincial legislature may work area
Walter Battle Shot.
Last Saturday Walter Battle,the
well known colored restaurant man,
who formerly ran Black's dining
room in this city, was shot in the
neck at Republic by a woman
named Sibley. It seems, according to his story, that he was trying
to collect a board bill of $65, which
had been run while both were living in Cascade. The wound was
not serious, the ball enteritis the
fleshy part of the chin and coming
���    It Acts Both Ways.
The action of the British* Columbia legislature in depriving aliens
from taking up plager claim* in
British Columbia is likelf to lead
to more far-reaAiipg effects than
was evidently anticipated hy thet
provincial legislature, says a recent
Ottawa dispatch. Under the'Alaska
homestead law, passed by congress
last year, there was a provision to
the following effect: '""k
"The native born citizens of the
Dominion of Canada shall be accorded in said district of Alaska
the same rights and* privileges accorded to citizens of the tiriited
States in British Columbia^and the
Northwest Territory by the laws4jf
the Dominion of Canada or the
local  laws, roles, and  regulations
but no greater rights �� hall berthus
accorded than citizens of the United
States or persons who have declared it their intention, to .become
such may enjoy in said .district of
It will  thus he seen   that the
adoption of of the British  Colum-
Cascade Auditorium,
Cascade is to have a good sized
hall and have it right away. C.J.
Eckstorrn, manager of the Railroad
Headquarters hotel is now transforming a building, adjoining his
hotel in the rear into what he is
pleased to call the Cascade Auditorium. When completed the hall
will be 25x56 feet in size and will
have a seating capacity of about
250. At one end a stage 10 feet in
width will be arranged, to run
across the building. It is expected
to be completed and ready for use
in the cour-e of a couple of weeks.
It can be reached by a sidewalk
on the east side of the hotel, or
through the hotel itself.
Business at the.CoIumbia Dining
Parlor  is  improving wonderfully,
If you Ijave noteaten there yet, you
jhould try to onfce:*   ���
Palace jjiuertj $arn
'* S
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished
Boundary Creek.
JJraveilers, please remember the
line from Grand Forks to Greenwood, up the North Fork, via Niagara, Summit, Eholt and Boundary
Cfty, saving 1,500 feet elevation.
Leave Grand Forks 9 a. m., Greenwood '8 a. til.
Have the -LARGEST, the CHEAPEST and
MOST VARIED Stock in town	
It consists of Hardware, Groceries, Italian Wares, Drugs,
Miners' Supplies, Boots, Clothing and Dry Goods, Dress Materials, Silks, Ribbons, Hose, Etc. n
In order to clear out Winter Stock, and make room for our
Spring Goods now arriving, we will sell Rubbers, German
Socks, MackiUaws, Heavy Underwear, Top Shirts and Winter
Goods of All Descriptions at the merest fraction over cost.
A visit will be appreciated and advantageous. We carry
nearly everything from Dolls to Dynamite.
Branches on First Avenue and Second Avenue, also at
McRae Landing and Christina.
An Assay Office in connection; also Long Distance Telephone.
The British Columbia Mercantile
and Mining Syndicate, Limited.
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Cascade. City
THE     ��fe^Z
Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary Creek and Christina Lake
The Coming Commercial and Industrial
Center of
Sam Sing,
���    WASHING OF      *
Laundry at rear of the Custom
���  House, First Ave.
Clothes called for and delivered.
A Magnificent Water Power
of 20,000 Horse Power
Now under actual development. The center of a mar^
The town is beautifully located, surrounded by rich
scenery, with liberal sized lots (50x120), wide streets, and
offers a most promising opportunity for business locations
and Realty Investments.
A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. Only one mile from Christina Lake, a beautiful body
of water, 18 miles in length, arid destined*to become the
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. It
March 11, 1899
Guy S. Helpluey, o*5 Curlew,
Wash., was in the city early in the
The Hamilton building, on First
Avenue, is now resplendent in a
coat of white paint.
Ex-Constable Frank Elkins, of
Cascade, is putting up a business
block in Greenwood.
Sleighing on the Brooklyn wagon
road has been reported to be good
up to the present time.
Mining Engineer A. Alston, of
Glasgow, Seo'tland, ib now in the
Boundary examining properties.
Grand Forks and Greenwood are
both expecting to have local telephone exchanges in the near future.
8am McOrmond, the rustling
Gladstone merchant and hotel
keeper, was in town early in the
Grand Forks now has a board of
health, consisting of the mayor,
city physician and police magistrate.
Constable Dinsmore, of the Forks,
was in town Monday, collecting
freighters', traders' and other
The new porch just added to the
front of Black's hotel, greatly improves the appearance of that popular hootlery.
Rev. Wallace, of Grand Forks,
preached in Cascade last Sunday,
exchanging pulpits with Rev. J.
McCoy, of this city.
Mrs. St.John, formerly with T.J.
Gorman in the Cove Hotel, at McRae Landing, is preparing to open
a restaurant at Columbia.
George E. Seymour has sold out
his interest in the Niagara town-
site, and it said the new owner
wishes to call it Jonesooro, after his
own name.
Greenwood's boom ha�� brought
in tbe genus hobo and the nimble
sneakthief, but Chief of Police McLaren seems to be un-re than a
match for them.
Work has been started on the
second of the several cottages to be
built by the townsite owners this
spring. The first one is now well
on towards completion.
W. A. Harkin, late city editor of
the Montreal Star, passed through
Cascade a few days since, en route
t<> Grand Forks, where he is to assume editorial management of the
Alex. McPherson, of McPherson
Bros. & Stout, the timber contractors for the new railway line, was
in town early in tbe week from
Gladstone. His Arm still has a
force of men near there, distributing bridge timbers along the right-
W. F. Anderson, traveling passenger agent of the C. P. R., with
headquarters at Nelson, spent Sunday in the Gateway City. He had
been up as far as Greenwood, and
a little later will probably appoint
ticket agents in the Boundary towns,
to secure traffic for his line through
to the east, via Brooklyn.
John L. Magney, of Brooklyn,
came in from that town on Monday. He says that Brooklyn is
daily looking more like a deserted
village. Two or three hotels are
still running; a few stores are open.
It's chief support in the future will
be the business from the men employed at the long tunnel, under
contract to McLean Bros., four
miles from Brooklyn.
Notice Is hereby given In nil concerned thai,
from nnil nfter tills dnle I will nut be responsible
fornny hills i-.murar.teil by Alfred Applequlst,
against the firm of Andersen A Applequlst.
Dated nt Cascade City, U. 0., this 15th day of
February, 1S9B. A. P. ANDKKkbn.
Fire Insurance Agency
Gkorgk K. Stockkk, Agent.
Spokane Falls &
Northern System.
Nelson anil Port Sheppard Ry, Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The direct and "iily All-Rail Rome
between  the   Kootenay  District
���AND ALL��� ,
British Columbia Points,
Pacific C >nst Points,
Pu^et Sound Points,
Eastern Canada ami United States.
���Connects at Spokane with���
0. R. R. & NAY. CO.
Maps furnished, tickets sold and informal inn
given by local and connecting line ticket agents.
Passengers for Ketile Itlver and Rnuudiiry
creek connect at Marcus and Hossburg with
stages daily.
C. O. tftXOM, G. P. &T. A.,
Spokane. Wash.
That's what we're making every day, and if
you are not one of the
fortunate ones getting
your supplies here, you
will save money by doing so.
We propose to make our
Groceries move, and the
consumer will get the
benefit. Profit will be
no object ��� it is your
trade we are after. Let
us figure on your next
We can supply you
that you use on your
First Avk.,Cascadk City, B.C.
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.
Another large consignment of Apples has just arrived.
Come with the crowd and get some of them.
Our Lemons and Oranges are A i.
Don't forget that we keep Candies, Nuts and Chewing
Gum, Gum, Gum.   Playing Cards, Stationery, Tobaccos, etc.
Dry and Green Wood.
Railroad Headquarters Hotel,
Best Meal in Cascade for 35c.
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.
ECKSTORM & SIMPSON, Proprietors.
A specialty nmde of Imported Goods. Glassware and bar
Supplier) Always; on Hand.    Sole Agents for
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Office and Warehouse,
Mnrch 11, 1899
Published weekly ut Cascade City, It. C, by
Wlllnu & O'Reilly. '
fciihscrlptions $2 per yenr In advance.    Advertising rates on application.
The Record is on sale at the following places:
Simpson's Newstand  Rosslnnd
Humphrey & Co., Nelson
Thompson  Stationery Co,  Nelson
Smith ft McRne  ....Greenwood
H. A. KIiik&Co  Qreeuwood
���R. P. Petrio  Grand Forks
('. S. Morris Columbia
John W. Graham & Co Spokane, Wash.
Francis & Milne Cascade
Thomas Walker  Cascade
G. T. Curtis Cascade
Cascade Drug Co   Cascade
A short time since, when the
mail service into the Boundary
country was so bad that it seemed
to be almost beyond endurance,
the Record did not hesitate to present facts and figures showing it up
in its true light. The matter was
presented to the post-office inspector, W. H. Dorman, of Vancouver,
and he promised to do what he
could to improve it. Coast and
eastern mail destined for Cascade
was not sent by the round about
C. P. R. route, but was sent through
the United States, as should have
been done before. This was a
decided improvement, and the
Record made haste to make a note
of it.
Now, however, the malady has
broken out again, and like most
relapses, it is worse than ever. In
fact it is raging at present with
great virulence. No one can tell
where it will extend or how widespread it may become. There are
indications that it is confined
largely to southern British Columbia.
But, to be specific, sometimes the
Rossland sack reaches Cascade in
its usual leisurly time of two days
(an individual can travel the distance, over the same route, in eight
hours or less), and occasionally it
occupies three or four days. The
Grand Forks mail, destined for
Cascade has a penchant for visiting
Marcus first���perhaps to see how
long it can take. Then again mail
sacks destined for Cascade from
Marcus, take an extra run up to
the Forks, for a change.
One day this week the Record
received a letter from Nelson that
occupied five days in transmission;
by the same mail one came from
Toronto in the same time. Thursday the paymaster's oflice received
a letter posted in Spokane February
22nd. But the climax is capped
by one that came to the Record
office last Monday, mailed in Montreal November 21.
This is a pretty state of affairs to
exist in this enlightened nineteenth
century. Evidently there is something rotten���very rotten���in Denmark.    It is a disgrace to the post
office department. It is a burning
shame, and is moreover a great
detriment to the business interests
of the entire Boundary section.
Cascade is not alone in this. Every
town hereabouts is complaining of
the utterly unreliable mail service
now given.
It is the department's business to
locate the blame and apply the
remedy. Its officials claim to have
done this, but the only result seems
to be a worBe state of affairs than
It was a poor substitute made by
the legislature, when it was proposed, in lieu of a progressive policy
in building puolic roads, free to the
public as in the past, to revive the
ancient custom of toll roads. The
people of British Columbia will not
take kindly to this innovation, and
the government will do well to
make haste slowly in carrying oui
the idea. It might do to build one
in Victoria, as a sort of curiosity.
In that case, also, the residents of
the capital city would be able to
appreciate the beneficent effects of
such a plan. Seriously, however,
this is an eighteenth century plan
that is more honored in the breach
than in the observance in this day
and generation.
Our member at Victoria wa�� recently telegraphed by the Grand
Forks city officials urging the immediate repairing of the wagon
road between that city and Cascade. It is to be hoped that the
government agent will be ordered
from headquarters to give the matter immediate attention. The present state of the road is a disgrace
to whoever is responsible for keej,-
it in repair, and with the spring
break-up. now at hand, it will he a
veritable terra incognita for freighters and travellers generally.
One thing that is important was
omitted from the amendments to
the mineral act by the late legislature. No provision was made for
the advertising out of co-owners,
who fail to provide for their share
of the annual assessment work on
mineral claims. Probably no one
thing would be of as much benefit
to the bard working prospector,
who has unfortunately got a partner who will not or cannot do his
share of work.
The Rossland Miner has begun
the use of its new Mergenthaler
typesetting machine, the first in
the interior of the province. The
battery of machines for the Cas
cade Record has not been ordered
yet, but there is no telling what the
future has in store. Four years
ago Rossland's outlook was not as
bright as Cascade's is today.
The Nelson Tribune thinks that
the result of the New Brunswick
election should be a lesson to the
politicians in this province who
want to run provincial elections on
Dominion party lines.   The people
of New Brunswick Bat down on the
scheme, and the people of British
Columbia will do the same when
given a chance. t
Another addition has been made
to the journalistic boneyard, and
the glittering scintillations from
the prolific mind of K. ffarington
Bellairs no longer apptar in the
Rossland Times. His appeal to
Lord Salisbury to send out a commission to help him out seems to
have brought no relief, and so the
Times is defunct. Requiescat in
The Martin-Semlin government
have not done a thing to Mackenzie
& Mann and a number of others
who held railway charters. By the
way, can any one, in or outside of
the legislature give a clear idea of
the railway policy of the government, judging from the recent legislation ?
The rush into the Boundary
country is fairly on, and its momentum appears to be increasing
each week. Men without capital,
however, should think twice before
coming in. There is no place here
for drones, ne'er-do-wells, and the
horde of hangers on that follow
each mining excitement
For exactly 38 days,without figuring in night sessions, the legislature
deliberated. In this short time
some good legislation was enacted,
but there is a great deal of it that
is experimental���not to say detriment})]. One thing is o rtain, however, Joe Martin had his way.
Rossland is not to have the big
departmental store rumored about
to be established by Messrs. Good-
erham and Blackstock, the millionaires of Toronto. The gpntlemen
deny it explicitly and every retailer in Rossland is correspondingly pleased to hear it.
From the fact that more warships and more troops are constantly being sent to Admiral
Dewey and General Otis by Uncle
Sam, it appears that there is
plenty of trouble in store for some
time to come in the Pbillipines.
Vancouver is having a great time
over its Dead man's island. If the
excitement continues to grow, there
may be some dead men around
that town also.
Drug Co.
Freighters can secure
the best of Horse Liniment here. Give us a
This Liniment is
put up on our own
premises, from a receipt used by an old
freighter for years.
We are selling a
great deal of it, and
ft is giving universal
satisfaction.  Try it.
Our mail order business
is growing right along. We
can fit you out whether you
live two or 20 miles away.
Jos. Schaich, Mgr.
Cascade, B. C.
Mining and
Collections Made and
Commissions of All
Kinds  Executed. . . .
Time Checks Cashed.
Table of Distances From
Second Avknue,
Cascade, B.C...
Branch at the B. C. Store on
Main Street, and at the Post
Office on First Avenue.
Siitlii-rliind creek..., 3
Bilker creek  B
MoRae oreek.  8
Burnt Hnsin  -. 16
Central onmp 20
Fisherman creek....81
Summit en in p.        26
Seattle camp 88
Brown's camp 26
Volcanic Mt X5
Pathfinder Mt 88
Knight's camp 83
Wellington camp .. 84
Skylark camp 80
Provldeucecamp .. 84
Deadwood camp ... .85
Smith's camp 35
Long Lake camp .. 80
Copper camp 87
Graham cimp ...   .45
Klmberly Camp... .38
Halls Ferry  7
Rock Cut 10
BosHburg 86
Marcus          88
Rossland 41
Christina Lake   . ..  1
Graimiu's Kerry. ... 8
Grand Forks 18
Columbia (Up.G.F.) 14
Carson 19
Niagara 81
Greenwood  81
Anaconda       32
Boundary Fulls 36
Midway 39
Rock Creek 58
Camp McKinney ...70
Okanagan Falls ...118
Penticton 185
Nelson, Wash    19
Curlew, Wash 89
Torodnck., Wash...41
Republic 50
(Hailstone.     18
I Brooklyn 40 1f
March 11, 1899
Some few ill-informed persons, a
few months ago, were not a little
skeptical as to the. amount of work
that was to be done in developing
the water power at the cascades of
Kettle river. For many moons
previous thereto the idea had heen
repeatedly mooted of beginning this
great undertaking, but each time
had fallen through. Therefore,
when construction work did actually
start on the dam last fall, it was a
surprise to some. They read in the
columns of the Record���as all do,
who wish to keep posted ���of the
length and breadth of the big structure and its details in general, but
failed to appreciate its magnitude
and importance.
However, it was interesting to
note the change that came over
such pessimists, when they made a
visit to lhe scene of operations and
noted the great care with which the
work was being done, the general
extent of it, and the personal supervision bein? given to the minutest
detail by Engineer Anderson, in
charge. Not one of the ten or
fifteen tons of drift bolts is driven
to place, but he sees the act performed. The chances are that this
350 foot structure, with its 60,000
lineal feet of round timbers, put
together in the most substantial
manner that modern science and
engineering can devise, will last for
generations to come, and will still
he here doing good work, when the
power therehy generated is being
utilized in more than one smeller,
as well as in dozens of dividend
paying mines in the Boundary
creek and Christina lake mining
district.-. For this is, in the opinion of competent judges, certain to
It is well known generally that
the Dominion Mining, Development and Agency Co., Ltd., who
are carrying through this great undertaking, expect to spend perhaps
a quarter of a million iu getting
ready for business here. In addition to starting work on the dam
proper, one $10,000 rock contract
has already been let, to S. F. Quinlivan, and rock contractors generally are beginning to figure on the
600 feet of tunnel, for a flume,
which will be let one of these days.
This will carry the water from the
dam. under the C. P. R. track, and
then on to the big power house,
which will he located just below
the point where the present wagon
bridge crosses the Kettle river.
And thus, gradually but surely,
is the process of turning pessimists
into optimists going on daily here.
The daiw work has many visitors
of high and low degree, but as a
a rule they express surprise, first at
the water power found here, (20,000
horse power) and then at the permanent character of the work being done in the process of its development. An available water
power of such magnitude is sure to
have a thriving community around
it in time. It has been so in the
past, and history but repeats itself.
There is food for reflection in this
little tale.
Already some persons are beginning to speculate on the time when
the booms now raging in Greenwood and Republic, will begin to
show symptoms of too great a distension, and warn the peripatetic
speculator to seek cover. Such individuals, however, should remember that a genuine mining boom,
based on actual���not fictitious���
values in a mineral way. is different from tbe average realty boom,
with which the west has been
afflicted, to a greater or less extent,
for the last 20 years.
All the evidence obtainable goes
to show that there are abundant
tangible mineral resources to both
the towns above mentioned. A
gentleman in Cascade remarked
the other day: "lam surprised
indeed to see that on some claims
in Republic, that were stocked as
wildcats, pure and simple, a little
development is showing up valuable ledges."
But, of course, all such booms
have their tips and downs, and
sometimes the downs are painful in
a financial way. Nevertheless, as
in the case of Rossland, merit will
tell in the long run. There is not
the least scintilla of a doubt but
that in a short time���a few, years
at most���this section will be the
most populous, the richest and the
most prosperous in the entire province. Those who stay right by it,
through thick and thin, are sure to
be amply rewarded. Just make a
mental memorandum of this, gentle
What is the government going to
do for this immediate locality in
the way of improving our roads
and bridges and in building trails?
That is what our people are inquiring. This far eastern end of
East Yale district has been too
long neglected in this way. That
sort of thing cannot go on without
the most vigorous kind of a protest from our people, the people
who, this last year, have paid into
the provincial treasury, according
to conservative estimates, at least
$20 for every dollar spent here in
public works. Is the honorable
the attorney-general, and the minister of lands and works, aware of
this little, but none the less important and comprehensive fact?
Church Service
Divine service will be conducted by Rev. Joseph
McCoy, M. A. tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m. and
7:30 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
Club Hotel
A good meal, a good room,
or a good drink can be had
at the Club Hotel.
Genuine Bargains can now be had at MAHAFFY'S Store. The
Great Clearing Sale is still going on, and we are Closing out at Cost.
Everything goes; no reserve. Greatest opportunity ever offered in
Cascade.   Don't miss it.   The chance of a lifetime.
Clothing, Blankets, Overalls, Shoes, Underwear,
Few Pairs Men's Extra Sizes in Pants, Rubbers,
Hats, Shirts, Sox, Mackinaws, Gloves, Towels and
The Finest Selection of Pipes in the country, at
almost any old price.
Ladies' Rubbers, Ladies' Underwear, Lace, Embroidery, Ladies' Stockings, Silk Handkerchiefs.
Flannelettes, 6c, 7c and 10c; formerly 10c,
12 l/2c and 15c Table Oil Cloth, Dress Linings and
A few odds and ends of Groceries will be closed
out below cost, all first-class goods.   Note prices:
Best Pickles, per bottle,      ----- 25 cents
Best Chow-Chow, per bottle,.      -       -       -       - 25 cents
Best Chutney Catsup, per bottle,       -       -       - 25 cents
Best English Malt Vinegar, per bottle,       -       - 30 cents
Worcester Sauce, per bottle,       -       -       -       - 25 cents-
Ram Lai Tea, in 1 lb. packages,        -       -      - 45 cents
Best Green Tea,         ------ 40 cents
Evaporated Peaches,   -       -      -       -      -      - 12^ cts
Evaporated Apricots, - i2l/�� cts
Coffee, in 1 lb. cans,  25 cents
Coffee Bean [ground while you wait], per lb.,   - 20 cents
^�� s^ ^ *)^ ��;}^ ^|^ ��V|^ ^1^ ^ ^ ��W|^ ^j^ ^ ^ ^ ^f4 ^|^4 ��^|^ ��V^4 ^j^b 4^4 ��^|^ ^4 ^|^ ��VJ^ ^|^4 ^^4 ^ ^|^ *^jr4 ^ ��V^ ^^4 ^(4 ^>4 ^^4
Opposite the Post-Office,
Next Door to Drug Store,
Maroh II, IMS
Cassato'i Cap
Yesterday Constable Darraugh
visited the scene of the murder of
I) niato Cassato, whose frozen body
was found on the Brooklyn wagon
road a couple of weeks since. Mr.
Darraugh found a cap and thinks
he may have an important clue.
The government is to take the
matter up and investigate the
crime, if possible.
The best that the market affords
oan be had at the Columbia Dining Parlor.
J. E. W. Thompson and T. J.
Delaney visited Grand Forks early
in the week.
Arrangements are being made
for the 17th of March dance at the
Grand Central.
D. R. Young, of the Kootenay
Mining Standard, published at
Rossland, was registered at the
Hotel Cascade yesterday.
J. D. Carruthers, representing the
Turner, Beeton Co., and E. Ferguson, of H. J. Evans & Co., of Nelson, are doing business in the city
In response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his
wife, E. Thompson, of the Columbia hotel, left for Brandon, a
couple of days ago.
All vehicles of the Columbia
stage line now stop over night
both ways in Cascade. The change
took place last Wednesday. Travel
is growing every day.
Real Estate,
Mines and Stocks.
Greenwood, B. C.
Administrator's Notice.
Notice Is hereby t Iven t hat by an order made In
the County Court of Yale dated the Ut day of
March, 1899. the undersigned was appointed Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of
the above named Ole Larson, deceased. All persons having claims against the estate of said
deceased are requested to send in same, duly
verified, to the undersigned on or before the 1st
day of April, 1899, and all persons Indebted to tbe
said estate are requested to remit the amount of
such indebtedness forthwith.
Dated this 2nd day of March, 1899.
Fhederick J. Fulton,
Ofiloial Administrator for the County
Court, District of Yale.
Near bridge at Christina City, a leather pocket
book containing S25, iu bills, one certificate of
nine shares of stock in Savings and Loan Company of Geneva. N. Y., and personal papers. A
suitable reward will be given Under.
Apply at Record Office, Cascade City, B. C.
Notice is hereby given to all concerned that
from this day and after this dale, I will not be responsible for any bills contracted by James Knnls
against tbe firm of Knnis & Fl.vnn
Dated at Gladstone, B. P., this 6th day of March
For Sale Cheap.
Beds, Be'ding, Pillows, Woven Wire Mattress
es, Chamber Sets. Lamps.   Appy at
Office of W. H. COOPER A CO., Cascade.
Columbia Hotel
J. A. McMASTER & CO., Props.
.First Avenue. CASCADE, B. C.
Columbia Dining Parlor
CHAS. M. HITCH, Proprietor.
First class Throughout.   The Best of Everything the mar-
bet Affords.    Many Years' Experience in the Business.
The Boundary Falls water power
has been sold for $15,000.
K2K:k:K3K2K2 IK3K3K3K2K2KJK3
C. S. Morris, Treas. Fred Whitaker, Sec'y and Treas.
George L. Williams, General Sup't.
ml Ltd.
ifev    vvr,
Daily from Bossburg and Marcus to Cascade,
Grand Forks, Columbia, Greenwood City,
Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway, and All
Points on Colville Reservation.
Stage leaves Marcus on  arrival  of Northbound Train.   Passenger*
from Kootenay points make connections at Bossburg going and coming.
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
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 best hotel buildings between Cascade and Brooklyn. Good Livery Stable
in connection.
JOHN DORSEY, Proprietor.
fresl] anb Qweb )J)^eats,
f isi; anb Oysters, ��ii>e anb ftresseb Poultry
ISST Mests delivered at Mines Free of Charge,
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to
Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY.
^   ^^   �����^^ JOHN LYNGHOLM, First Ave.
V^| J^f       1   ^^^ Cascade, if you require anything
in the line of Gents' Furnishings, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers,
Hats, Caps or Underwear.     When going into the hills get
outfit from him and you
can easily follow the trail
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 FavoriteResort for Railway Men.
.... C. H. Thomas, Prop. ...
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this part of the
district. Headquarters for Contractors, Mining Men
and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
Second Avenue,
Cascade City. British Columbia.
The E. G. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
Government to be Petitioned tor Their
Appointment at Once.
Eleven New Names Proposed for Membership
in the Taxpayers' Association.
Tuesday evening the Cascade
Taxpayers' Association held its
regular semi-monthly meeting.
The most important matter brought
up was the fact that thus far, although distinct personal promises
were made last December to one of
the publishers of the Record, as
well as to others, by Joseph Martin
and by James M. Martin, our member, nothing had been done in regard to the appointment of two
additional justices of the peace for
Early in January a petition,
generally signed, was sent to the
attorney-general, being indorsed by
the Association, recommending the
appointment of D. J. Matheson as
a justice of the peace. To this Mr.
Martin returned the briefest of replies, saying, "I shall hear in mind
your recommendation." Evidently
he has not done so. Under date of
February 23d his memory was
jogged on the subject, thus far,
however, without result.
The need, however, to have additional J. P.'s appointed is felt
generally, and the idea is warmly
endorsed by both Justices Ruse and
Rochussen. Accordingly, after a
full discussion, a committee was
appointed, consisting of Messrs.
Good and Rochussen to draw up a
genera! petition, secure the signature of every man in Cascade, and
forward it to the attorney-general,
requesting the appointment of two
justice's at once. The need of a
small debts court was also discussed, and is to tie urged on the government.
The following names were presented for membership in the Association and will be voted on at
the next meeting: D. J. Darraugh,
A. Bremner, 8. C Chezum. M. A.
Schweig, George Sharp, J. P. Robertson, James Morrill,T.J.Delaney,
T. E. Mahaffy, John Lyngholm
and H. H. Knox.
The names of M. H. Roy and
W. H. Cooper were balloted on and
voted in as members.
The committee on night watchman's salary, were thanked and
discharged, and a new committee,
consisting of Messrs. Monnier and
Stocker were appointed to take the
matter in charge, and employ a
collector if needed.
Inasmuch as the Association
merely acts as trustee for the citizens subscribing to the night watchman's salary, a motion prevailed
requesting the treasurer to keep a
separate account of such funds.
The treasurer reported $52.25
on hand, of which $20 was in the
night watchman's fund. This, with
$53.25, collected this month, was
paid over to Mr. Darcy, the official.
The Columbia Dining Parlor furnishes the best meals in  the city.
Is Your
The attention of the people of
Cascade City and the sur- '
rounding vicinity is drawn to
the fact that Knox & Delaney,
watchmakers and jewelers,
have recently opened a business in this city.   If the cold
snap has affected your watches
in any way, bring them to us
and we will adjust the wrong.
Every article that iB repaired
by us is guaranteed.
Next door to the
Drug Store, Cascade, B.C.
Tinsmithing and
A well equipped Tinshop has
been opened on First Avenue,
next to the Custom House.
All persons requiring anything in this line will do well
to pay us a call.
.Cascade, B. C.
Wagon repairing and general
blacksmithing promptly
attended   to.
Blanchard   &   Moore
2nd Avenue, Cascade.
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 guaranteed.
���OF THE���
Great Christina Lake and Sheep Creek
Mining Districts.
Moiled to any address on receipt
of price, $1.50.
Box 267, Rossland, B. C.
Below Cost
That is the way we are selling Mackinaws, Rubbers, Etc., now. Come and take them away at
your own figure.   We must get rid of them.
We are headvuarters for Prospectors' Supplies
of all kinds, and can fit you out at the right price.
The Pioneer Store,
Cascade, B.C. W. M. WOLVERTON, Mgr.
Corner First Ave. and Main St., Cascade City, B. C.
This New Hotel is now opened and prepared for business.
You are cordially invited to call and see us. It matters
not whether your pockets are full or empty; drop in anyway.
Of course, we have everything needful in the liquid line.
DEVON, Prop.
COX & JONES, Props.
Headquarters for Commercial, Mining and Railroad Men.
Newly Furnished and Enlarged.   European Plan.
First Class Bar in Connection.
���This new Stopping Place, just completed and opened to the
?ublic, is most conveniently located. Jim Ennis and
W Flynn, the proprietors, are old hands at catering to
the Railroad and Travelling trade. They will treat you
right, inwardly or outwardly.
ENNIS & FLYNN, Proprietors.
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
I litT fit W *S and growing
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
March II. 1899
victoria, b. c
Wholesale riERCHANTs
Liquors,..�� Cigars, �� Dry �� Goods,
Hackinaws, Rubbers,
Catalogues sent on application.   Kootenay Branch:   NELSON.
A large stock of Ilough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings, Etc
First Avenue
Cascabe, #. C-
111., Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
i    if.' P j t
' 'liil.   Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record.
tfte IJuhon ^tore,
Wholesale Dealers in
All Kinds of General Men's Furnishings at Retail.
Office and Warehouse;
Trail wants to he incorporated.
The Sandon miners' union is
about to erect a hospital of its own.
New depotB Will be erected by
the C. P. R. at Sicamous and New
Westminster this year.
A brass band is being organized
in Kaslo. They are going to raise
the wind in some' way.
The Sun is a new daily at New
Westminster. It is a conservative
in politics and opposed to Joe Martin.
Since March ldt Revelstoke ranks
as an incorporated town, and oh
the 15th will hold its first municipal election.
Wm. P. Robinson, sheriff of
South Kootenay, has resigned. He
says his expenses amount to more
than he gets out of the job.
. It is said that building operations at Atlin have ceased since the
arrival of the news of the passing
of the Alien exclusion act.
The city engineer of Rossland
estimates that it will cost $100,000
to bring water to that town and
$50,000 more to build a reservoir to
store it.
J. D. Sibbald, who was removed
from the position of government
agent at Revelstoke, has summoned B. R. Atkins, proprietor of the
Revelstoke Mail, for libel.
An investigation by order of the
attorney-general, has just been
made at Nelson into the Steamer
Ainsworth disaster of last November, but nothing new was brought
out thereby.
Merchant Seelig, a Victoria outfitter estimates that already coast
merchants have lost $300,000 worth
of trade on account of the operation of Alien Exclusion act, as it
affects Atlin placer mining.
(lowkh fekry)
At Bossburg.Wash.
E. B. SUMMY & CO., Props.
Telephone us if you  want to cross
the river late at night.
Knox the jeweller, will clean up
your jewelry free of charge. Fin��
watch repairing our specialty. We
guarantee everything. At T. E. Ma-
baffy's store, opposite post-office.
The Mail Line
Cascade Cty
if   Brooklyn
New Rigs, Good Teams, Experienced Drivers.
This line will make regular
trips between the two places,
carrying passengers and baggage in quick time.


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