BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Cascade Record 1899-02-18

Item Metadata


JSON: cascade-1.0067419.json
JSON-LD: cascade-1.0067419-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): cascade-1.0067419-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: cascade-1.0067419-rdf.json
Turtle: cascade-1.0067419-turtle.txt
N-Triples: cascade-1.0067419-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: cascade-1.0067419-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Vol. I.
No. 15.
on the big ne
hie Driver and Gang Are Now on
the Ground.
It Will Probably Require Four Months to
Prepare the Structure for the Bands of
Steel and the Iron Horse.
Dick Porter, one of the tirm of
Putter Bros. & McArthur the contractors for the bridge work on the
new railway line, was in the city
last Tuesday, on business connected with the construction of the
1500-foot bridge over Kettle river
at this point.
As is well known this is one of
the largest and highest bridges on
the line, and will require the services of a good sized gang of bridge
carpenters for several months to
complete it. While here Mr. Porter visited the Lynch & Earle mill,
the proprietor* of which have the
contract for getting out all the
square timbers for the structure.
He found that thus far over 400,-
000 feet of the nearly 1.500,000 feet
required had been cut and delivered at the site of the long structure.
Mr. Porter also conferred with
(ieorge Gurney, foreman of the pile
driving gang, which is already on
the ground and at work.
Mr. Gurney states that his gang
will require the services of 15 men
to put in place the 500 or 600 piles
needed, with the assistance >f the
pile driver, propelled hy a 12-h.p.
engine. For some three weeks
W. J. Brown, whose home is near
the bridge, has heen at work on the
contract of getting out the 13,000
lineal feet of logs required.
In about two weeks' time the
first part of the framing gang will
be on hand to start their work.
When the force is complete the job
will require about 40 men, and it is
expected the bridge will not be completed and ready for iron till some
time iu June or perhaps July.
Preparations are now being made
for quarters for the men near the
work. A messhouse is being erected and other necessary buildings
will be put up at once. Early next
week the pile driver will he at work,
ami thereafter the locality of the
bridge will be a scene of the greatest activity.
This bridge will be 1500 feet long,
and curved at the eastern end to
meet the grade. It will he 150 feet
over the Kettle river at its highest
point and have two spans of 150
feet length each.
J. B. Clabon, famous in Rossland
mining circles, was in town early
this week.
The stage Hue is unable to handle
the traffic now offered every day.
As a consequence many special
teams are sent nut, to the great
benefit of the livery men.
Mail Contract Let
Hobert Wills has been informed
oy the post office officials from
Ottawa, that he has been awarded
the contract for carrying Her
Majesty's mails between Brooklyn
and Cascade. For the present the
service will be twice a week, which
is hoped to be increased before
long. Mr. Wills is proprietor of
the etage line that has been operating for several months between the
two places, and will enter upon the
performance of the contract at
once. Postmaster Cameron has
also received notice to make up
mail sacks for transmission over
the new route.
It is expected that orders will be
received shortly for the establishment of post offices at Gladstone,
where Mr. Forrest will probably be
the postmaster, and McRae Landing on Christina lake, where F.
Asprey is expected to officiate in
the B. C. Syndicate's branch store.
The new service will prove a great
convenience to hundreds of persons
along the route.
Splendid Dam Work
It is the universal comment that
the work now being done on the
big dam, at the head of the falls,
is of a most permanent character.
Hundreds of people visit the scene
and are impressed with the great
care taken in the placing of every
log or the driving of every bolt.
Supervising Engineer Anderson is
constantly on the ground, and
nothing escapes his eagle eye. Not
even a drjfl-holjt goes in that he
does not note and see that it is sent
home and imbedded. The result
will be one of the best constructed
dams in the entire country.
During the last week considerable progress has been made on the
work, so that its proportions can
now be appreciated hy flie layman.
A temporary bridge has been thrown
across the river, and Contractor
Quinlivan's men are now filling in
the cribbing with loose rock from
the opening where the flume is to
cut. In a day or two the north
side of the dam will be completed
to a sufficient extent so that the
wing dam can be removed and the
water diverted to the north side.
Then the work on the permanent
wing on the south side will he undertaken and pushed.
Cut by the Railway
Frank M. O'Brien of Cascade
owns two claims on the line of the
Columbia & Western, about two
and one-half miles from Christina
lake, which he intends to develop
this season. These ��� claims, the
Golden Crown and Moonlight, have
three well defined ledges, all of
which have been cut hy the railway work. The road at thin point
is about 1200 feet higher than McRae creek, and the rock seems 11 be
in place. Two of the ledges are
from three to four feet in size, the
matter being an altered quartz lying
in a diorite and porphyry formation.
P C. McArthur, of Rossland, son
of J. B. McArthur, president of the
Columbia Townsite Co., was a
visitor in Cascade this week.
Great Burnt Basin Group Will Be
Developed at Once.
Strong Company Formed in Rossland, and the
First Issue of Treasury Stock Was
Quickly Subscribed.
The Burnt Basin is most assuredly coming to the front, and the
season now at hand will undoubtedly be one of great activity iu that
locality. This is the opinion of
those familiar with the section and
its wonderful possibilities, as well
as of those who are directly interested there. A number of practical mining men went into the
Basin last fall, and while little wis
said, they have been quietly sawing
wood, a�� it were, and the results
are beginning to be evident.
One of the moet prominent
groups of claims in the Burnt Basin,
the Mother Lode, was taken hold
of last week by Rossland capitalists, and a thorough system of
development will be inaugurated.
The name of the new concern is
the Mother Lode Gold Mining Co.,
having a capital of 1,000,000 shares
of the par value of ten cents each.
The directors are : Hon. T. Mayne
Daly, president, and Mike Shick,
P. J. Jackson, Herbert Daly, V.
Le Maistre and E. J. Grant. The
head office is in Rossland, where
Mr. Shick was successful in engineering the deal. At the outset
100,000 shares were put into the
treasury at 34 cents each. It said
that these have nearly all heen
subscribed for and no more will be
offered for the present. The proceeds are to he spent entirely in
development work, which it is said
is to be started early in March
The Mother Lode Group, consisting of the Mother Lode, Ajax
and Daly mineral claims, were
located by Mike Shick and Marshall Jackson a year ago last May.
There are several free milling
ledges on the group, from three to
seven feet in width. The assays
on the surface ran from $15 to
$1500 and over. The property is
a good one, and it is believed will
turn out to be a bonanza for the
A well known mining man from
Greenwood is in the city. Yesterday he examined a Christina lake
proposition in the interest of
Messrs. Baldwin and Chezum. He
expressed a very favorable opinion
of the property in question, and
was quite surprised that it had not
attracted attention sooner than
this. As the owners have not completed certain details in connection
with the transfer of this claim, they
preferred not to give out the name,
particulars, etc., just at present.
Dr. Foster returned on Thursday
from a trip to Greenwood.
Greenwood is to have a local
telephone exchange, and 15 subscribers have been obtained.
J P. Flood, Boundary manager
for P. Burns & Co., came down
from Greenwood yesterday.
Born���On Thursday morning, to
the wife of G. Gignac, Cascade, a
daughter. Mother and child are
doing well.
John B. Donald, of Rossland,
and J. A. Coryell, of Grand Forks,
stopped at the Hotel Cascade over
Thursday night.
Dick Darrow has begun the work
of clearing out Christina creek, for
the townsite people, so that boats
can come from the lake right up to
Cascade when high water prevails.
The semi-annual election i.f
officers of the Cascade Taxpayers'
Association will take place at the
regular meeting next Tuesday
evening. A full attendance is
requested.       ���
The Columbia Steel Cable Feiry.
at Bossburg, is probably the finest
of its kind on the river. E. B.
Summy & Co., who conduct it, are
receiving a large share of the going
W. H. McVay, the forwarder
from B(fssburg, was in the city
yesterday, calling on his customers.
He says it will require twice as
many teams on the road when the
break up comes.
The new organ for the Ci scade
Presbyterian church has been
shipped from Toronto, after first
being tried in the warerooms by
Miss Queenie McCoy, daughter of
Rev. Joseph McCoy.
Messrs. McDonald and Partis,
until recently connected with the
Lawrence Hardware company, of
Nelson, have opened a tinshop in
Cascade. They are located next to
the customs office.
Contractor Koch, who is now
hauling C. P. R. freight from
Brooklyn into the Boundary, was
in town Thursday in company with
H. E. McDonell, C. P. R. contracting freight agent, of Nelson.
Peter Larson, of the firm of
Mann, Foley Bros. & Larson, head
contractors for the new line of railway, came in Thursday night,
being his first visit to Cascade since
his firm established general headquarters here.
J. McNicol, Midway's old-time
merchant, stopped in Cascade over
Thursday night on his return from
a trip to Spokane. He was accompanied by Wm. Powers, saw
mill man of the same town. Mr. '
McNicol says that Midway is
preparing for a big boom this
W. S. Fletcher, of Greenwood,
was in town yesterday, getting his
sawmill outfit through the customs.
The plant comes from Northport,
and in connection with another
mill, ordered by Mr. Fletcher from
Philadelphia, will he used to assist
in the upbuilding of Greenwood,,
and will soon he prepared to do
business on an extensive scale. 2
Activity on Some of Its
Promising Claims.
S. R. Reid returned from a trip
tlong the line of the Columbia &
Western this week where he had
been sampling some of the ledges
cut by the recent railway work, in
the interests of a Cascade business
man. Speaking of his trip Mr.
Reid said :
It is simply surprising to see the
amount of mineralized rock exposed in the cuts along the road
between here and the summit. I
noticed quite a number of well
defined leads, but not .as many as
I expected to find. Yet it seems to
me that this can be easily accounted for. The road, as is generally known, follows down McCrea
oreek along Christina lake and
Christina creek and Kettle river to
where it crosses here at Cascade.
For nearly all this distance the
mountains rise high above the road
and the cuts are chiefly through
slide matter. Had the road been
high enough to have cut the solid
formation it would undoubtedly
have given many surprises in a
mining way. However, the evidence of mineral along the track
will serve as index fingers to the
prospectors, who will be working
above this spring and summer.
There is considerable mining
activity up that way now. Just at
the foot of the mountain forming
the eastern slope of the Burnt
Basin, and in plain view of the
famous Snow Drift claim, iB situated the Big Bonanza, a grttup consisting of eight claims, viz., the
Caroline, Littie, Addie, Lizzie,
Bicycle, Copper Cliff, Deer Park
and Frederick. These claims extend hack from the tote road along
hy the old 20-mile station, and are
about three and one half miles
from Gladstone. The location"
were made last summer by Messrs.
Loomis, Hughes, Hamblin, Lang
and Matthews, and the first three
above named owners are now on
the ground. Considerable work
has been done during the fall and
winter on the property, and work
is still in progress and will be continued. On one of the claims a
shaft has been sunk to a depth of
35 feet, with a continually broadening ledge as the depth increases.
The assays of ore from this shaft
show encouraging values in gold,
silver and copper, and promises
soon to be of a shipping grade. A
tunnel will soon be started on the
Bicycle to tap an ore body.
On another one of the claims,
the Caroline, an 18 foot body of ore
has heen encountered at a depth of
35 feet. In fact, the owners assert
that they have actual outcroppings
of ore on each and every claim.
Coupled with the fact that the
railroad runs through the property, that there iB plenty of tim-
'ber and plenty of water power, and
that it is contiguous to and directly
in the midst of the well defined
and phenomenally high assaying
ore bodies of Burnt Basin and
Norway mountain, it seems that
the property might unquestionably
justify the cognomen of the Big
Up on the John Bull behind
Gladstone a force of men are working steadily. A wonderful claim
is the John Bull. It is located
high   up   on the steep mountain
side above the railway, and the
main lead with its perfect walls
and rich coloring, forms a striking
contrast to the country rock on
ei' her side. On a clear day this
lead can be distinctly seen from
the Burnt Basin summits on the
opposite side of McRae creek.
Nature was kind in providing a
little flat place on the mountain
side, a few hundred feet from where
the vantage point for working mi
the lead is located. Here Messrs.
Cameron, ForreBt, Good and Dixon
dedicated a snug log cabin to the
jreat John Bull. A trail winds
along the face of the mountain to
the work, which is being prosecuted
with a view of showing the property up in the best light possible.
All the mining men who have
visited the John Bull predict for it
a great future. We may expect to
hear that the John Bull's gold-copper paystreak has widened suffici-
cently to guarantee shipments by
the time the rolling stock has heen
placed on the Columbia & Western
Charlie Willarson and Pete
Johnsin have again commenced
work on the Mystery, which lies on
the Burnt Basin slope of McRae
Creek, a half mile above Gladstone.
The Mystery is known to have
several parallel leads with outcroppings of ore which assay as
high as $27 in all values.
The Gladstonites are much elated over the prospects of a mining
boom in their neighborhood this
coming season, and quite a few of
the business men are rustling
around for "snaps" for themselves
and friends outside who are engaged in the mining business. Tom
Flynn, who runs a hotel in Ymir
and the Burnt Basin hotel in Gladstone, is an old time ptospector,
and over in the Ymir district
stacked up considerable coin. He
was the locator of the Dundee and
other properties over there that
have turned out well. Tom has
his weather eye open for some of
the good things up Burnt Basin
way, and swears that outsiders will
not get all the plums.
The news that Mike Shick had
succeeded in floating the Mother
Lode group in Burnt Basin, and
that Cooper is likely to bond the
Solid Gold for a good sum, was
enthusiastically received.
The attention of the people of
Cascade City and the surrounding 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 is repaired
by us is guaranteed.
Next door to the
Drug Store.
The "English Store."
The British Columbia Mercantile and Mining Syndicate,
Ltd., Cascade, have on sale at Lowest Possible Rates:
Groceries, Hardware,     Dress Materials,
Ribbons, Silks, Hosiery,
Boots, Dry Goods,     Miners Supplies
in great variety.   The reasons we are enabled to defy competition are���
Firstly. That we possess means enabling us to buy
freely in the best markets, at bed-rock prices, and in sufficient quantities to ensure lowest freight rates.
Secondly. That being owners of our business premises
we save large sums in rent.
Thirdly. That !ow road-freight contracts give us a distinct advantage over competitors.
We have an enormous stock of Blankets, Boots, Rubbers,
German Socks, Dry Goods, Hats, Caps, Scarves, Etc., which
we can supply wholesale or retail at Exceptionally Low P-iices.
The British Columbia Mercantile
and Mining Syndicate, Limited.
Branch on First Avenue, also at McRae Landing and Minton
Cascade City
Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary Creek and Christina Lake
��� The Coming Commercial and Industrial
Center of
A Magnificent Water Power
of 20,000 Horse Power
Now under actual development. The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL DISTRICT.
The town is beautifully located, surrounded by rich
scenery, with liberal sized lots (50x120), wide streets, and
offers a most promising opportunity for business location
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, and 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. <*
THE   CASCADE   RECOltl),  FEBRUARY   18,  1809
N. McLellan, returned on Tuesday from a visit to his family at
Nelson, B. 0.
Dave Good has been down from
Gladstone this week shaking hands
with old friends.
A crown grant has been issued
for the Niajjuni townsite) and Agent
Seymour will soon be able to issue
Lent began last Wednesday, and
will continue until Easter Sunday,
which occurs on April 2nd ibis
'Hie winter of 18)18-9 will go
down iu history for its remarkably
SuddenI changes. Tliis week we're
getting ii sample of them.
Granville Morgan has accepted
a ponition with I' Welch & Co. as
timekeeper, am' has gone to one of
that contractor's camps near Greenwood.
An iee house collapsed last week
at Greenwood, with a dozen men
in the building. Only one, II. A.
Marshall, was hurl, he sustaining
a broken leg.
W. H. Faiding, a custom house
broker, of Rossland, was iu Cascade on Monday looking into tne
situation here. He is contemplating erecting a bonded warehouse
in ibis city.
E. A. Bradley, who sold gas
lamps in this section three or four
months ago, collecting in advance,
was forced to make some deliveries
iu Bossburg He should lie treated
the same way by Cascade's |jeople,
if he can I* gotten at.
It is reported that Fred Ross
and Jerry Haley, who gave a six-
round glove contest in Cascade
recently, got into a genuine tight
in a Grand Forks saloon and have
parted company for good. The
Miner says the ''show" they gave
in that city was a decided fake.
D. C. Fletcher, of Cascade, is interested iu the new stage line to
be run between Marcus and Republic, a distance of forty miles,
j. I. Daniel, H. J. Ernest and
William Russel, are also in it.
Regular trips have already been
The delay in the already slow
mails from Penticton and that
locality was not felt when Okanagan lake froze up and the steamer
Aberdeen could not run, because
the Boundary mails, owing to the
efforts of the Record, are all received via Marcus now.
The steamer City of Greenwood,
which was burned to the water's
eilsre a few days ago at Okanagan
Fall-, was built in 1897 by .1. W.
Bissett, the freighter, and was
owned when burned down by A. L.
Brownlie & Co. The loss was
partially covered by insurance.
On Tuesday next the A. F. &
A. M., of Grand Forks, will give a
grand ball in that city. It will
evidently be first class as it lakes a
five dollar note to secure a ticket.
Black Bros, are improving the
front of their popular hotel this
week, by adding a commodious
veranda. This enterprising firm
have a new card in the Record this
Notice Is heruby given to alt concerned that,
from tinil iiflur this date I will not lw rvspon.ible
for any Mil.- unntraufed by Alfred Auplequlst,
llKltillht tin1 linn of Andcrser & Api>l��i|ui*t.
Dated ill Cuscuilo < Itv, B. C, this 15th day of
February, um. A. P. Anubkhbn.
Certificate of Improvements.
I'.i.mouk anil (.'ohydon mineral claims, situate
In the (Jnihil Forks MiuiliK Division of Vale
here located:���On Shamrock Mountain, south
slope, about two and a half miles east of Christina
Take notice that I, Smith Curtis, Free Miner's
Certificate, No. 8403VA for myself and as agent for
I-rank Hutchinson, Free Miners's Certificate No.
M17A and for Frank Gu>e, Free Miner's Certificate No. B803A, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Kecorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a ��� rown (..rant of the above claims
And further take notice that action, mil* sec
tiou 37, must be commenced before the issauce
of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this Thirty-first day of Decembe-, 1898.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Mining and
Collections Made and
Commissions of All
Kinds   Executed. . . .
Time Checks Cashed.
��� m mint i>h mm
-wholesale and retail dealers in-
frest] anb Quveb )j)Ueats,
ifisl? anb Oysters, giuc anb ftresseb Poultry
(W Meats delivered at Mines Free of Charge,
Mall Orders Promptly Attended to
Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY.
M MMtMl  M ������-
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
' The Dining Room and Lodgings
Are under the Management of W. H. Haegerman, who has had a wide experience in Catering to the public of British Columbia.   Give us a call.
Everything Neat, Clean and First Class.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
Daily from Bossburg and Marcus to Cascade, Grand Forks,
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway, and All Points on Colville Reservation.
Stage leav��'H Mtircus on  arrival  of Northbound  Train.    Passengers
from Kootenay points make connections at Bosshurg going and coming.
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 ^% I /*\ ^^ F?_r GL
can easily follow the trail Lm^ lastf    1 ���������* JL^^s^i?
The E. G. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
The Pioneer Store
Has heen here since Cascade started, and it has
always kept to the front. We carry full lines of
Groceries, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Gloves, Hardware, Tinware, Stoves, Etc. Our new warehouse is
full of the BEST GOODS that can he had. Prices
in accordance with the times. Give us a call���at
the Post-Oflire.
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 nest hotel buildings between Cascade and Brooklyn. Good Livery Stahlt
in conmction.
Published weekly nt Cascade City, B. ('.. by
WUloox A O'Reilly.
HubicrlptloiiH $2 per .venr In advance.    Advertising rules on application.
'IV Record is on sale st the following places:
Simpson's Mewstand      . Kosslnnd
Humphrey 4 Oo Nelson
Thompson  Stationery Co Nelson
R. P. Petrln  Grand Porks
John W. Graham A Co Spokane, Wash.
Francis & Milne Cascade
Thomas Walker   Cascade
G. T. Curtis Cascade
Cascade Drug Co   Cascade
SATURDAY, FEB. 18,1899
The effort being made to have an
exhibit of British Columbia ores
sent to the Earlscourt Mining Exhibition in London, is an admirable one, and should be encouraged
in every possible way. It is the
idea to have the exhibit afterwards
forwarded to the world's exposition
at Paris, where it would undoubtedly be seen by many thousands
who have scarcely heard of British
Columbia, let alone attained any
knowledge of its vast mineral
riches. Premier Semi in has announced that the government would
take the matter up.
' If exhibits of this character are
properly selected, and placed in
charge of the right individual, the
good that is possible to flow therefrom is difficult to estimate. Such
a display can be gotten together
practically without cost, and it
will open the eyes of men of means
across the water to the investment
possibilities of this section.
As a rule, it takes capital and an
abundance of it, to demonstrate the
size and value of our lodes. There
is undoubtedly plenty of idle
capital that could be induced to
to take hold if the matter was
properly presented. Mining is
not entirely speculation, although
the element of chance is large.
Exhibits of our ores should be
made at all suitable expositions,
for nothing but good can follow
from such enterprise on our part.
The Toronto Globe comments at
length upon the British Columbia
Alien Placer Act, and the chances
of its disallowance by the Federal
government. After reviewing the
matter the article concludes:
" While provision has been made
for the possible straining of Provincial authority in the direction
of internecine antagonism, it is to
he hoped that the opposite spirit
will characterize the deliberations
of every cabinet council and every
legislative assembly. While we
are so enthusiastic about the
strengthening of the ties that bind
the empire together, we will be
making ourselves ridiculous if
local exclusiveness breeds antagonism within the Dominion."
If there is a single paper in
southern   British   Columbia   that
has not severely criticized the conduct of postal affairs hereabouts, it
is yet to be heard from. The
Record is up in the front rank of
the kickers, and has no apologies
to offer for its stand. Now that
the department is beginning to do
something in the way of reform,
and we can see the tangible evidence of it. the Record wishes to
he equally quick to credit the post
office officials for things they have
done bb well as those left undone-
even though the department is
spurred to it largely because of a
wideawake press.
It is said that the Godderham-
Blackstock syndicate, of Toronto,
owners of the great War Eagle and
Centre Star mines at Rossland, are
looking for more dividend payers,
and have their eyes on the Boundary. These people are mining
for profit, and while they paid big
figures-$800,000 for the War
Eagle and $2,000,000 for the Centre
Star���it is well known that the
holdings are sure to prove exceedingly profitable, and that steady
dividends will be the rule. They
do not stickle at the figure if the
ore is in the mine. They i re mining on business principles, the only
system that will prove successful
in the long run.
While the Nelson and Rossland
papers are discussing which is entitled to have the Kettle River customs district added to its own customs department, the Boundary
Creek Times steps in and nays, in
effect: "Gentlemen, you are simply
wasting your valuable breath. 'I his
district is doing very well and is
not aching to he attached to anyone or anything. When the railway is completed, in a few months,
we will probably have a bead centre of our own. and until then can
get along nicely under the New
Westminster district, to which we
now belong. Later we may annex
Rossland or Nelson, or both " To
all of which the Record would give
hearty assent.
The government bought the
bridge over Kettle river at Cascade
(at 25 per cent less than cost) and
the government's agent issued a
cheque in payment. But this
cheque for $750 was never paid.
Now the government comes out flat-
footed and says it will not meet the
amount of the cheque. And this is
the bridge that every team must
cross to get into the Boundary
creek country. It now in bad repair. Wonder ���what this government will do when a four horse
stage team goes through it, one of
these days ?
J. Fred Hume, minister of mines,
defeated A. S. Far well at the hy-
election held at Nelson last Tuesday. His majority was sufficient
to be good evidence that the people
of that section prefer to continue
one of their members as a cabinet
minister than to take chances with
one who could not possibly receive
such an appointment, because he
belongs to the opposite political
A flood of suggestions bas been
given to the legislative committee
on mining for amendments to the
existing law. But few are likely
to be adopted; among them are the
following: Before a claim can he
abandoned a fee of $10 must be
paid. All free miners' certificates
expire on May 31 uniformly, but
provision is made so that provisional certificates pro rata may be
issued in the meantime in order to
prevent hardship to present holders
of licenses. No powder can be
stored or thawed in a mine.
The newspapers of Republic are
constantly agitated about, the roads
leading to that lively town. One
advocates the San Poil route, another the Sherman road. In the
meantime one or two other routes
are in the field. But the old reliable, after all, is by way of Cascade.
Its a trifle long and roundabout,
but it is sure���an attribute not yet
credited to any other route.
There seems to be the unanimous opinion that the coming season will see a large influx of new
people into this district. This
means the quicker development of
our prospects and the turning of
them into profitable enterprises.
The year's development in Boundary will not fail to bring forth
some genuine suprises in the mining world.
If Cascade is overlooked in the
general estimates James M. Martin,
our member, will be held responsible by the voteis of this city.
Roughly speaking, we have contributed $20 for every dollar yet
spent here. These figures can be
easily verified, and should be
brought before our member.
The Nelson Tribune is one of the
most readable dailies in the province���and this notwithstanding
that some of its telegraphic news
comes "by wire" and some "by
mail." John Houston can give
some of our coast contemporaries
pointers in newspaper work.
The government now claims a
working majority of five in the
legislative assembly. This should
give them a chance to put through
all needed legislation without delay
and adjourn by the5lh of March���
the 60 day limit set down  by Joe
Ifiutchins &        j
Are now located in Bossburg)
with ten four-horse teams, audi
are prepared to deliver freight
in Cascade, Grand Forks and
Greenwood on SHORT NOTICE;
Orders received by Telephone,
and prompt delivery guaranteed.
Club Hotel
A good uipiiI, a good room,
or a good drink can be bad
at the Club Hotel.
Bakery and
Branch Grocery
tad 5c a Li
The Kootenay Mining Standard,
edited by C. Dell-Smith, has just
issued its first number after moving
from Nelson to Rossland. The
issue is most creditable in every
John, B. Kerr, formerly of the
Toronto Globe, is the new editor
and manager picked out by Mr.
Heinze for the Rossland Miner.
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 Ave.,Cascade City, B.C. *l
Under date of February 9th the
Rossland Miner published the following: "During a discussion on
railway bonusing at the Vancouver
board of trade meeting," says the
Victoria Times, "Mr. S. Oppen-
heimer said that moot of the supplies required for the construction
of the Crow's Nest Pass railway
were purchased in the United
States." Mr. Oppenheimer might
have truthfully added that the
supplies in the construction of the
Columbia & Western were also
purchased there.
For the edification of the editor
of the Rossland Miner, the Record
will make the positive statement
that such an assertion in regard to
Mann. Foley Bros, & Larson, the
contractors for the Columbia &
Western extension, could not be
truthfully made. Donald McLeod
is purchasing agent for the contractors, and when the above was
shown to him he promptly denied
it. In order to ascertain the exact
facts the books were gone over, and
it was found that only 12�� per
cent, of the supplies were secured
in the United States���that is 87^
per cent, were gotten in Canada.
Not a thing was brought across the
line that could be had on this side.
Contractors do not build railways for fun, and they do not,
therefore, purchase supplies from
any point as a matter of sentiment.
A child knows that the duty on the
great bulk of staples is absolutely
prohibitive so far as buying in the
cheapest market goes. That fact
should have been sufficient.
The Victoria Times seems to be
anxious for news from the Boundary country, and the interior generally���so anxious that it copies
second hand stale matter from
various and divers sources. The
latest of these is a batch of items
from Cascade in its issue of the
14th, stolen entire from the Rossland Miner of the 10th inst. An
amusing part of the theft was the
fact that most of the items, when
originally sent from Cascade to the
Miner, under the date of February
7th, were old, having appeared in
the Record from one to two weeks
previously, and one original item
had no foundation whatever in
fact. The Times would get its interior news quicker and iu a more
reliable shape, if it followed the
plan of the majority of coaut papers
that cannot afford to pay correspondents, viz., clip and credit from
the papers direct, from the towns
where they are published. Some
fofcuet to credit and the Times is
one of these pirates. But there is
still time for it to reform.
A Cascade resident asked the
Record man this week the best and
most economical way to get a small
shipment from Penticton, sent there
by some ignoramus of a shipping
clerk. It was thought that the
bulk of such troubles were over
with, but it seems that the fool
killer's job is not completed yet, by
long odds. He should visit some
of the railway and express offices
in the far east.
All kinds of job printing furnished on shortest notice at the
Uecord office.
Edward Lind Fund
As announced in last week's
Record, we publish below a list of
names of those who have contributed to the fund collected for the
benefit of Edward Lind :
Mann, Foley Bros, ft Larson . . .$100 00
P. Welch* Co  5000
J. W. Stewart  28 00
P. Larson  25 00
P.Welch.                 2500
Hospital  25 00
Oscar Stenstrom  5 00
Charles Sundstedt  5 00
Nelson&Co....    5 00
Nelson, Olson ft Bergman  5 00
O. O. Fredericks       5 00
Oalnc&Koy  5 00
H.C.M.&M  500
John atorm  5 00
Lynch & Earle  5 00
C. J. Eckstorrn  5 00
V. Mounter ft Co  5 00
John Bow  3 00
Joe Tracy  8 00
Revlsw All Right
Number four of the Columbia
Review is upon our exchange desk,
and, outside of its "gall" in claiming to be the "most reliable mining
paper in the Boundary country,"
it is all right. Newspapers have
to earn such a reputation, audit
takes more than four issues to do it.
It also claims to have correspondents in "every camp in the country," and hasn't a communication
from a single one. The Review
is all right���in its own head.--���
Rossland Record.
���        1      '.   I\    ���     I AM
 In the Boundary Country.
Prescription Department in charge
of Competent Pharmacists.
Special Attention Given to  Mail
The Canadian Pacific is moving
the steel for the Robson-Penticton
branch at a lively rate. Ten cars
loaded with rails for the Robson-
Penticton road arrived in Nelson
yesterday from the Crow's Nest
branch.���Nelson Miner.
Knox the jeweller, will  clean up
your jewelry free of charge.     Fin
watch repairing oiirspecialty.    We
guarantee everything. At T. E. Ma-
haffy's store, opposite post-office.
Camp McKinney is rapidly coming to the front, the latest being a
remarkably rich strike on the
Have you tried that home made
bread from Barry & Hepburn's
bakery, rear of Curtis' grocery ? It's
all right.
The Columbia Dining Parlor furnishes the best meals in the city.
Try it once.
Writer and Builder.
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
T. E. Mahaffy
We have just received a fine line of new goods including Ladies Underwear, Ladies' Cashmere Hose,
Flannelette, Cooks' Aprons, Waiters' Aprons, Carpenters' Aprons, Boys' and Men's Sweaters, Moccasins, Towels, Alarm Clocks, Bicycle Playing Cards.
Opposite the Post-Office,
Columbia Hotel
J. A. MoMASTER & CO., Props.
-Fiits'i Avknuk, CASCADE, B. C.
Columbia Dining Parlor
CHAS. M. HITCH, Proprietor.
Two good pair of bob sleds for
sale at a bargain.      Will  be sold
away   down   from   regular   price. _,.        ,       ~, , M.     ���    ,     . _, , . ,
Call at B. C. M. & M. Syndicate,' First class Throughout.   The Best of Everything the mar-
n���u���.,,l��� '       Vu��*   XftnrAa        Mono   V#��ai-c' T?.vn*��rioiir>A in frlio Rncinpcc
bet Affords.    Many Years' Experience in the Business.
The Merchants Bank of Halifax
 - ���INCORPORATED 1809.     -
Paid-up Capital, ��J 1,500,000.    Rest, $1,175,000. Head Office, Halifax, N. S,
T. E Kenny, President. D. H. Duncan, Cashier.
A branch of this Bank Has Been Opened at GRAND FORKS, B. G.
A General Banking Business Transacted. Accounts Received on the Most Favorable Terms. Interest Allowed on
Special Deposits. The Savings Bank Department Receives Sums of $1.00 and Upwards and Allows Interest at
Current Rates. 	
ALEX MILLER, Hanager 6
r ���
1 Clark Tells the Record the
Story of the Famous Property,
Robert Clark, locator of the
famous Seattle claim, eight miles
up the North Fork of the Kettle
river, was in Cascade Monday with
his wife, on his return from court
at Nelson, where he was fighting
for his rights in his now very valuable property.
He informed a Record representative that the claim was located in
J line,1895, and that he entered into
a deal with Hay & McCallum, of
Upper Grand Forks, by which if
they carried out the terms of their
contract they were to pay him
$10,000 for a one-fourth interest.
They only paid $1,000. However,
they organized the Clark-Seattle
Gold and Copper Mining Co., with
the modest capital of $6,000,000
and endeavored to place stock.
In September, 1896, Messrs.
Manly and Cummings, of Grand
Forks, contracted to buy a one
third interest. They also organized
a $6,000,000 concern, known as the
Seattle Mining and Smelting Co.
According to Mr. Clark, these gentlemen agreed to pay over $250 per
month and spend from $25,000 to
$50,000 on the property. He states
that they spent nothing whatever.
All of this financiering in companies having capital up into
seven figures naturally succeeded
in tangling the title to the property
so that no one interested knew
where they really stood in the
matter except Clark���and it looked
to him as though he was being left
out in the cold, with practically
nothing to show for it. Therefore
this suit was brought to determine
the equities. Sir Charles Tupper
and F. W. Peters, of Victoria, and
W. A. McDonald and A. C. Sutton
represented Mr. Clark, and E. V.
Bodwell of* Victoria repesented
Manley and Cummings.
The case occupied three days in
Nelson last week, and was adjourned to Victoria, where the arguments
of counsel are to he heard. Mr.
Clark feels well satisfied thus far
and is confident of winning. He
acknowledges that he is uneducated, not being accustomed to business ways. The claim is a gold-
copper property, with a 200-foot
ledge, assays running as high as
38 per cent in copper, Mr. Clark
has spent about $1,000 in prospecting the ground.
New Stage Line
W. 8. Torney made a trip to the
Forks this week, and while there
learned some of the particulars in
regard to the new stage line that
will soon be operated between Marcus, Grand Forks, Greenwood and
Republic. Seventy head of horses,
it is said, have been purchased, the
harness has been ordered in the
east, and the necessary rolling
stock has all been secured. It will
take some little time to get started,
and it is not the intention to begin
regular trips till the snow goes off.
It begins to look as though the
(irand Forks people really meant
business, and did not propose to be
R. D. Hawks, the rustling Gladstone merchant, was in town yesterday purchasing supplies.
Bridge Repairs Needed
Just above the bridge at Cascade
over the Kettle river, is a piece of
corduroy road on the edge of the
bluff, that is in a bad condition.
The rough locks and sharp breaks
have nearly cut through many of
the poles of the corduroy, until they
are bending dangerously now. The
chances are that a had accident
will occur shortly. If there is a
rnadmaster for this section, he
should repair it at once. But as
the government has studiously refrained from putting a dollar into
this locality, it is probable that
nothing will be done until a good
sized lawsuit brings the shameful
condition of our roads to the attention of the government agent. This
is is on the main road that all the
Boundary travel must pass over
Smelter Men Here
H. L. Dean, superintendent of
the Trail smelter, and David W.
Moore, ore buyer for the same concern, came into town Thursday
nieht. Yesterday, in company
with C. A. Stoess, they visited the
smelter site just south of the city,
and a'so went to the head of the
falls, where a large force of men is
at work on the improvement of the
water power. In the afternoon
they took a special rig for Greenwood, doubtless to secure some
idea of the ore bodies that can he
drawn on in that locality.
W Forrest, J. P., of Gladstone,
came down from that town yesterday.
Geo. R< wan. representing Swift &
Co., the great packers of Chicago,
is doing business in the city.
Superintendent of Construction
J. W. Stewart, of the the new railway line, is now on a trip to Montreal.
One day this week the Dominion
Supply Co., of this city, made cash
saleB amounting to $1284.50���a
pretty good record.
Marguerite Smith has bought a
building lot from the townsite company, and will at once begin the
erection of a residence thereon.
An Italian gentleman had his
skull cracked by a falling piece of
rock while working on the contract
of Galligher & Hastings yesterday.
Vernon W. Smith, who built a
couple of miles of the new railway,
along Lower Arrow lake, came in
on Thursday's stage and left last
night for Greenwood.
The Cascade orchestra gave its
first ball last night at Railroad
Headquarters hall The music was
good and their next production will
be anxiously watched for.
The B. C. restaurant changed
hands yesterday, and is now under
the management of E. A. .Smith.
Jas. Robinson, the former proprietor, intends leaving for the
Buffalo Hump country.
While Vic Manhart and James
Good were having a snow-balling
contest on front street a couple of
days ago, the former gentleman
sent a missile through the window
of the Yukon store.
Contractor Cameron, whose
teamster lost a load of goods and
three horses through the ice in
Christina lake last Sunday week,
has recovered harness, bobs and
some of the dynamite. The black
powder being wet, was left in the
.. .. 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.
i     Second Avenue,
Cascade City. Pr tish Columbia.
Corner First Ave. ani> 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.
<^^G. DEVON, Prop.
Grand   Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
Liquid Refreshments of All Kinds
and in the Choicest Qualities. . . .
First Class Sample Rooms in Connection.
This Hi iwe is tht* Favorite Report for Railway Men.
<:I��M<1Ms<U��e')stWWs��'f(Udi's1��1tt3m��Mst3M-.V>.��ii4   ��� ff��d��.-..-,^.<��J*��1.tislJnii��S��IH
COX & JONES, Props.
Headquarters for Commercial, Mining and Railroad Men.
Newly Furnished and Enlarged.   European Plan.
First Class Bar in Connection.
GRAND FORKS,       -      -       BRITISH COLUMBIA.
1 llC iHETVA/ *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.
This new Stopping Place, just completed and opened to the
public, is most conveniently located. Jim Ennis and
Tom 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.
TTxrsznsn THE   CASCADE   RECORD,  .FEBRUARY  18,  1899
John Miller Gets Sixty Days in the
Grand Forks Jail
An amusing case was heard
before Justices of the Peace Rochussen and Rose on Wednesday afternoon last. One John Miller, a
1'olander, who is employed on construction work in Brown's camp,
near Cascade, appeared on the
charge of having stolen numerous
small articles, including seven cakes
of soap, two pair of socks, one cap,
one pair of drawers (hadly worn),
a p.iir of shears, razor, razor strap,
shaving mug, lioltle of ink, package of cigarettes and two boxes of
matches, from his fellow workmen.
Charges of theft ware laid hy five
different parlies, and all were there
to substantiate the claims.
When the prisoner was brought
before the magistrates he suddenly
lost oil knowledge of the English
language, and despite thd inducements offered by Officer Darraugh
refused to understand until Ins
convenience suited him. After
detaining the court for about half
an hour he expressed his willingness to have the case disposed- of.
and. to the surprise of a few spectators, spoke English quite fluently.
Considering the small value of the
stolen property, he was on|,y given
two months. It is said that a
special request was sent to the
authorities in Grand Forks to have
an extra supply of soap furnished
him during his visit there
and Pierre creeks mineral sections,
as well as the Pierre lake district.
There are several mines on the
route which 'are ready to ship
whenever a railroad is built, and
the promoters of the Kettle River
railroad know it.��� Bossburg Journal.
The Kettle   River Valley   Railroad
Will be Built.
It is authentically reported from
Ottawa that Mr. Corbin will receive
the charter from the Canadian
government allowing him to enter
British territory with his Kettle
River Valley Railway which is
promised to be constructed the
coming summer.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad
company, who want the monopoly
of all the Boundary country railroad traffic, is fighting the bill
granting the charter to Corbin, but
the C. P. R. will not be as successful in defeating the bill this time
as last winter.
There is some conjecture as to
where the Kettle River Valley railway will form a junction with the
Spokane Falls & Northern. Meyers
Palls "has it from headquarters"
that the new railroad will branch
out from there and go direct to
Republic, and from there up into
the- Boundary country. Marcus
"stands in with them" and will
have the ro��d cross the Columbia
at that point and follow the old
route up the Kettle river which
was surveyed ten years ago. Owing
to the " terrible hill " opposite
Bossburg of course we here can lay
no claim of eventually being the
junction. But the feasible route
and where Cabin's surveyors have
heen doing the mos: work and as
authentically reported a permanent
railway survey for this road is established from opposite Northport,
down the Columbia river to Crown
creek, thence up that creek to the
head of Flat ami Pierre creeks,
thence toward Cascade.
. This latter route goes through
one of the best mineral sections on
the Colville Indian reservation,
which will give the road more
tonnage than any of the other
routes could furnish.
It will tap the Flat, Fifteen Mile
Have you tried that home made
bread from Barry & Hepburn's
bakery, rear of Curtis'grocery ? It's
all right.
Mike���Been in to chew yet ?
Dennis���No, where do you chew ?
Mike ���Why, at the Columbia, of
When in Cascade don't forget to
leave your disabled watches with
Knox, the jeweller. We do not
boast of low "jrices, but we take
pride in satisfactory workmanship.
Church Service
Divine iwrviee will be conducted by Kev. Joseph
McCoy. M. A. tomorrow (���Mimlsy) at II a.m. and
7:80 p.m., Standard Time, In ihe school-house,
Sahbath school at 2:81 p.m. in the same place
All are cordially invited to attend
Palace giuery $arn
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished
Wagon repairing and general
blacksmitliiiig promptly
attended   to.
Blancharcl   &   Moore
2nd Avenue, Cascade.
Spokane Falls &
Northern System.
Nelson and Fort Slieppard Hy. Co,
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The direct and only All-Rail Roule
between  the   Kootenay  District
��� AND AM,���
British Columbia Points,
Pacific Coast Points,
Puget Sound Points,
Eastern Canada and United States.
���Connects at Spokane with���
0. R. R. & NAV. CO.
Haps furnished, tickets sold and Information
(riven by local and connecting line ticket agents.
Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary
creek connect at  Marcus and Bossburg   with
stages daily.
C. G. DIXON, G. P. AT. A..
Spokane Wash.
Cor. of Main Street and First
Avenue [centre of town] ...
European Plan.     CASCADE, B. C.
The Most
Popular Hotel
in the Entire
I District.
I Favorite Stop-
! ping Place for
I Mining Men
I and
| Commercial
! Travellers.
Always Open.
1 Splendidly
Stocked Bar
in connection.
Another large consignment of Apples have 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.
I ��iquors, ^)ines anb (j��aT8S-
A specialty made of Imported Goods.  Glassware and bar
Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Office and Warehouse,
Wholesale Herchants
Liquors, �� Cigars, �� Dry �� Goods,
Hackinaws, Rubbers,
^m���.  sMI
Catalogues sent on application.   Kootenay Branch:   NELSON.
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings,  Etc
Pure Goods for Medici-
nal Use
First Avenue    "^vZ^l    #"*#>*^SV><1^ t
Opp. CUSTOM HOUSE ^^V-/Y /^\?
^/QSCQOC,   jj. \^,.     Oscah Stenstrom, Moh.^*s,s^^^ +
Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record.
Wholesale Dealers in
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cp.<
All Kinds of General Men's Furnishings at Retail.
Office and Warehouse,
The Swansea in East Kootenay,
lias heen sold for $30,000.
The St. Eugine mine, near
Moyie, hue made its Hot shipment.
About March 1ft the Nelson
���inelter is expected to start the
treatment of Slocan ores with its
lead stack.
Work is to he started next week
on the Shannon and Dolphin claims
in Camp McKinney, recently
stocked in Spokane.
The ore body has heen struck in
the Golden Crown, Greenwood
Camp, at the 150-foot level, there
I'eing live feet of it averaging $32
hi gold.
The new main working shaft on
the Carihoo, in camp McKinney,
has reached the 300-foot level, and
drifting for the ledge is now the
order of the day,
The War Eagle, adjoining the
Knoh Hill will he worked hy the
Greenwood War Eagle Copper Co.,
with a capital of $1,500,000. The
surface showing is said to he immense.
Work has begun on the B. C.
mine, pending the arrival of the
30-drill air compressor, 1000-foot'
hoist, two cages, etc. It is said'
the company has $500,000 in the]
treasury for the improvements and i
work in contemplation. I
Work has heen recuhied on the
Bruce tunnel, near Midway.
A five foot ore '-hute has heen
uncovered on the Winnipe;, at the
200-foot level.
Dr. Foster of Cascade, S. R.
Jackson of Midway and Met-srs.
Keith and Porter of Greenwood,
have just sold the Montana group
in Copper Camp, to Spokane parties
at a hig figure.
Sam Sing,
Laundry at rear of the Custom
House, First Ave.
Clothes called for and delivered.
Operates a Cahle Ferry
On the Columbia  River
At Bossburg,Wash.
Connects with imiin wagon road to Cascade
Grund Forks, Greenwood and other British Columbia points. Also Itepnblic, Nelson and Curlew. Wash New Hoat, New isteel i able, Prompt
and Courteous Service.
Largest, Safest and Strongest Ferry
on Columbia River���the Lower Ferry.
We Solicit Your Patronage.
E. B. SUMMY& CO., Props.
Cascade City
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.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items