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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake  Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, MAY 36, 1900.
No. 29.
$300,000 CAflPAIGN FUND
With Which to Down Martin and Curtis and Stamp
Ont the "Vagary" of Government Ownership.
The Report Comes from Rossland that Mr. Mackintosh Went East After Hi:
Nomination to Receive Instructions from the C P. R. Authorities and Returned with a Magnificent Campaign Fund.
Parties arriving in Cascade from Rossland report that
it is confidently believed in that city that the Canadian Pacific
Railway Company not only funished the capital that so suddenly changed the tune or tone of the Rossland Miner, but
also the funds which Mr. Mackintosh is using to secure his
election as a representative of the citizens of this riding.
It must be admitted that the story sounds plausable.
Mr. Mackintosh, upon his nomination, issued a noncommittal address of high-sounding generalities and departed
for Montreal, from whence he sent back word that he would
soon return prepared to dash the hopes of his opponent to the
ground. The fact that the Rossland Miner immediately
ceased its virulent attacks upon the C. P. R. and became a
rabid opponent of the government candidates and an ardent
supporter of Mackintosh, shows that some powerful influence unknown to the public caused that paper to perform a
complete somersault in its views.
The railway corporations everywhere are filled with
dread and fear at the rapid growth of the "government ownership" idea, and the first immediate duty of the C. P. R. to
itself, is to head off all tendency in that direction in British
Columbia, hence its determination to down Smith Curtis and
his chief. In Manitoba the demand for government ownership of railways is being heeded by the new premier there,
and the C. P. R. knows full well that if Martin succeeds, he
will be undertaking efforts such as are now being inaugurated in that province, which might result in a competitive
line. To avoid this immediate possibility, no means will be
spared to defeat Premier Martin and Hon. Smith Curtis;
hence it is not unreasonable to imagine that the Mackintosh
anti-government ownership campaign fund, contributed
by the C. P. R., tips the beam at $300,000. If it is judiciously used it will go a long ways and cover up a multitude
of opposition sins, and multiply those of the government.
According to the Phoenix and
Greenwood papers, the mining industries of the western Boundary
are about to show increased activity, many of which will materially
enlarge their working forces. The
Winnipeg will resume operations;
the force in the Athelston is to he
increased; a large number of men
are to be employed on the Great
Hopes; work will be started on the
Greyhound; on June 1st work will
be started on the Morrison, and
now word comes from the east that
in a few weeks the Dominion Copper company intend resuming work
on their big properties. Dan Mann,
one of the largest stockholders in
the company, made the announcement in Montreal a few days ago.
It now looks as if this was going to
he a busy summer in the Boundary
country, after all, and that era of
prosperity that accompanies railways, smelters and shipping mines
has just set in.
Last Thursday was Ascension
Day and Queen Victoria's 81st
The Grand Forks Gazette has
been hit by one of Mackintosh's
"millions" and has tumbled off the
A supply of lumber from the
Earle saw mill is being layed
down near the depot for immediate
shipment when required.
The labor organizations of Greenwood, by resolutions in assembly,
endorsed the candidature of Hon.
Smith Curtis, a few days since.
The C, P. R., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, of this week,
carried passengers at half fare.
This was done to convenience travellers wishing to go to points where
the Queen's birthday was celebrated.
A meeting of the Liberal Association will be held this evening at
Townsite Office building. All interested in the cause of good government, should make it a point to
attend nnd help along the good
Mackintosh's "millions" seem to
have made an impression for the
time being in Grand Forks. Outside of their fierce craving for the
Almighty dollar, the people of that
town appear to be a little "flighty"
and do not always choose wisely
between the good and bad.
The Yakina (Wash.,) Herald reported that Earn Vincent, of Cascade, had been immured in an
insane asylum. This report came
under the view of Mr. Vincent and
surprised him very much. He says
he is going over to see the Herald
man shortly, and will probably he
able to convince him that though
he may be mad, he is not in the
insane asylum.
Mr. I. W. Price, who has heen
employed on the works of the Cascade Water Power company, will,
as soon as he can find the necessary
conveyance, remove with his family
and household effects to Chesaw,
Wash, where he will engage in
business on his own hook. Cascade's loss in this instance will be
Chesaw's gain.
Much to the satisfaction of the
Presbyterian church here, word
was received yesterday that the
Rev. Joseph McCoy had accepted
the call tendered him. Tho Presbytery of Kamloops will meet here on
Wednesday, the 23rd inst., and in
the evening, at 7.30, an induction
service will be held in the church.
���Vernon News.
The Occasion One ol Unconflned Pleasure sod
The 81st anniversary of our beloved Queen's birthday was observed heartily in Cascade, not by a
public celebration, bui by various
independent methods of seeking
pleasure. Some went strawherrying,
some went fishing, some went driving and others joined in with the
devotees of King Alcohol and went
to N-e-w-y-o-r k. Everyone Beemed
on pleasure bent. One of the
strawherrying parties of Thursday
wound up the day's pleasures by
an all-round good social time-at
Laural Ridge, where Mr. and Mrs.
G. K. Stocker always royally entertain and make the visits of their
friends most enjoyable. The berry-
pickers here ended the "dissipations" of the day by seating themselves at the table before three huge
shortcakes, which were greatly
While firing a royal salute from
a cannon at the Lake, Thursday,
little Tommy Lavalley met with
quite a serious accident. Being-
short of nipple fuse, he placed
powder in a rolled paper, inserted
it in the nipple and applied a
lighted match to it. The explosion
which followed blew in his face,,
burning it sufficiently to probably
prove a lesson that will save him a
more serious injury on a like occasion later on in life.
Some thirty or forty of the citizens of Grand Forks visited Cascade, and went to Christina lake
where they enjoyed fishing, and an
excursion on board the Myrtle B.
Altogether the day passed off
pleasantly, and the amusements
individually provided seemed to be
satisfying and sufficient.
Those holding free miners' certificates should hardly require to
he reminded that under the amendment of the Mineral Act, which was
passed last year, all these certificates expire on the 31st of May,
and that failure to renew these,,
will result in the lapse of the certificates. As there are about 25,000
free miners in the province, and as
hitherto these certificates have expired 12 months from the date of
ibsue, the matter is one which is of
the greatest importance.
The Northern Pacific railway
company has reduced the passenger rate per mile from 4 to 3 cents,
on its lines within the boundaries
of the state of Washington.
T. E. Mahaffy, proprietor of the
clothing and gents furnishing goods
store here, is in Eholt, this, week
looking after the interests of his
branch store there. f
Ut; 28, 190S
Our Stock Taking has Eevealed Various Remnants and
Slightly Shop-soiled Goods which we will Sell
Hardware, Boots, Clothing, Drugs, Stationery,
Groceries, and all Miners' Requirements, at the
Lowest Rates in Town!
Cle $i����est ^elections anb CUeaPest Prices arc to be
ftad at tlje  ��� ;   ^
l C. Irani and Mining Syndicates Store.
Branches at Gladstone, English Point (Christina lake) and at Eagle City on North Fork.
Assay office and Long Distance Telephone at CASCADE.
:*$ V
May 26, 1900
The Greenwood Times Suddenly and Radically Changes Its Opinion Regarding
the Virtues of Candidate Mackintosh.
The Greenwood Dailv Times loves Mackintosh now; it had
no admiration for him in Octobor last, as what follows goes
to show. Since Mackintosh returned from the East some
of his bitterest opponents have become his most ardent admirers, notably the aforementiond journal and the Rossland
Miner. Only a few months ago Mr. Mackintosh failed to
get possession, ou his own terms, of a valuable mining property in the Similkameeu, the Sunset, and to vent his spite,
the Greenwood Daily Times says, he tried to damage the
standing of the property.   The Times says :
"Promising properties are often targets for a certain class
of mining men, commonly known as knockers.. These gentlemen do not make violent pretensions to respectability and
are seldom accused of being honest. They are to be found
in nearly every mining camp, and while they are tolerated
their conduct disgusts legitimate mining men. The Sunset,
in the Similkameen district, has sufficient merit to attract
the attention of a gentleman who is a veritable Beau Brum-
mel among the knockers. The Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, ex-
lieutenant-governor of the Northwest territories, ex-M. P.,
the founder of the B. A. C, the Cecil Rhodes of British Columbia, turns aside from legitimate mining for the purpose
of damaging a property in the Similkameen district. Mr.
Mackintosh enjoys the advantages that success brings. He
trades upon his position in the mining world in order that he
may the more effectively carry out his purpose. His plan of
campaign is as contemptible as it is brilliant. The work of
his fine Italian hand can be seen in the Toronto Globe. An
innocent looking paragraph in the mining columns of that
eminently respectable paper is not as innocent as it appears,
jt shows how mean a disappointed great man can become."
This is the kind of a fellow the Times is now insisting
the poor prospectors and claim-holders in this riding shall
vote for; a man who,.failing to beat them down to his terms,
seeks to bring disrepute upon their properties. Better support Hon. Smith Curtis, who is a true friend of the poor man
and not a tool of the rich.
German Railway Statistics.
The statistics for railways of the
German Empire reveal a remarkable growth of paseenger travel during the past few years. The passenger traffic of 1898 was 91 per cent,
larger than that, of 1888. The increase during the same decade in
the United States was only 16 per
cent. In Germany the average per
inhabitant was 119 mile? in 1888.
In the United States it was 189
miles. When we come to 1898 it
had increased to 201 miles in Germany, as against 181 in the United
States. The average German traveled one third lees than the average
American ten years ago; he travels
one-ninth more now. The reason
why travel in Germany has increased so much faster than in the
United States, is because the fares
are so much lower in the former
country. The Government controls
the railways and prescribes the
passenger rates. The average receipt per passenger-mile in 1898
was 1.062 cents there, against 1.973
in the United States. But that does
not tell the whole story by. any
means. First class fares are higher
in Germany, but the third class
and (in more than half of the Empire) a fourth-class give facilities
for traveling at extremly low rates,
such as do not exist in America at
all. Certainly the experience of
Germany shows that by means of
low fares a great development of
travel is possible in a country
where average incomes are much
lower than in Canada.���Toronto
Mr. Martin Johnston has just
returned from a visit to the Halcyon Hot Spring?. He reports that
prices there have been raised fifty
per cent the past season, and the
wages of attendants correspondingly reduced. Mr. C. H. Mackintosh is said to be a large shareholder in the ownership of these
springs, and his nephew iB the
manager thereof, and this is the
way the Hon. C. H. "demonstrates
his devotion to labor!"
Found���On the C. P. R. between
Gladstone and Cascade, a roll of
private papers���consisting of money receipts, life insurance policies
and mining certificates. Picked
up between 49 and 50 mile posts.
Owner can recover same by applying a,t this office and paying for the
The Mackintosh meeting here is
in doubt as to date.
Wm. Meadows returned last week
from a protracted visit to Colorado.
R. G. Ritchie, of the firm of Ferguson & Ritchie, was in Gladstone
a day or two this week.
Angus Cameron has been engaged tbe past two weeks in the
construction of trails in tbe Hurnt
One of C. H. Thomas' turkeys
hatched out a freak in the nature
of a double-head turkey chicken,
last week.
Charles Ramble, formerly employed at the Earle sawmill here,
lias gone to Republic to reside permanently.
A band of about 200 sheep passed
through town Montlay, bound for
P.Burn'si slaughter house at Grand
Immense quantities of piping and
machinery have been going through
Cascade of late bound for the Republic mines.
Returns from a recent assay of
ore from tbe Contact claim in Burnt
Basin gives $78.80, gold and silver.
Owners, Jackson Bros, and Mike
About a ton of blasting ponder
has been shipped from here to prospectors in the Burnt Basin district
during the past month by the English Store".
A few of the friends of Mr. and
Mrs. H. S. Turner, met at their
home in the Record building Monday evening, and passed a few
hours pleasantly in social converse
and various games.
Mr. K. W. Barton, of Knox College, Toronto, has arrived, and will
conduct services at 11 a. m. and
7:30 p.m. Sunday School at 10
a. m. as usual. A praise Fervice
will be conducted from 7:30 to 8
p. m., led by organ and violin.
A good strike on the Orion lead
on John Bull mountain reported,the
Orion being opposite the Contact
across McRae Creek. It is said to
be a promising gold-copper proposition. O'Donnell & Munn, owners.
Mr. K. W. Barton, who is to fill
the pulpit of the Presbyterian
cburch here, lias arrived, and will
hold service to-morrow morning
and evening in the church. He
should be given a cordial welcome
by a good congregation.
Certificate ol Improvements.
ROMAN EAOLB Mtucral Claim, situate in
tho Grand Forks Mining Division of Yale Distriot.
Where located:���About a mile southeast of Cascade City.
Take Notice that I, li'. C. Green, of Nelson, acting as agent for J. J. Walker, Free Miner's
Certificate No. Bi!7,��2n, intend sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Milling Recorder
for a Cortifloateof Improvements, for the purpose
of ohtairfig a Crown Grant of tlie above Claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuauca
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of April, 19(10.
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Local Office at Hotel Cascade.
Excursion Parties
and Freight
Carried to Order.
Flag at the foot of the Lake when you
desire either Steamer or Rowboats.
******** V******** THE   CASCADE   RECORD
May 26, 1901
t.ibllsheil on Saturdays at Cnscade, B. ('.,
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Six Months     1.2o
To foreign Countries      9.M
Advertising Rates h'urnlshwl on Appllcalloii.
The Nelson Economist says
"it cost Mr. Mackintosh thousands of dollars to demonstrate his devotion to labor."
Undoubtedly he found the
musty records of twenty years
ago buried far beneath subsequent political driftwood which
had for so many years been accumulating. Of course he
counted in his recent expeuses
in the east while superintending the work of exhumation.
Abraham Lincoln once said:
"God must love the common
people, else He would not have
made so many of them." It
must be borne in mind that
the only means by which the
common people can secure relief from the arrogant aud despotic domination of the private corporation class is by
government ownership of public utilities. The money aud
influences backing Mr. Mackintosh in this contest are opposed to this principle, and in
favor of private ownership of
natural resources by monied
classes. This feature of the
contest should be noted by
working men ou election day.
The church and Sunday observance people of Grand
Forks have locked horns with
the worldly minded class in
that city over the proposition
of playing base ball games on
Sunday. The Gazette and
city council are in the toils of
criticism from a religious point
of view and bad blood is oozing
from bitter pens into public
print. We never heard of auy
deaths fijom the effects of
Sunday observance, though a
funereal calm may be claimed
for it. On the other hand
deaths on the diamond are reported every season. However, we do not refer to these
fatalities as providential judgments.        '���	
Hon. C. H. Mackintosh
and his political abettors are
making a great hullabaloo
about the amount of capital
he has brought "into British
Columbia, basing his claim
mainly, if not solely, on the
rale of the. Le Roi mine.
When that claim is analysed
it dwarfs into insignificance, in
fact, is to his discredit, so far
as the mere sale of the mine
being a benefit to the province
is concerned, and amounts to
this: The mine was owned
mostly by Spokane capitalists,
to whom the purchase price
went. Then the munificent
commission which Mr. Mack
intosh realised for negotiating the sale has been, it is admitted, largely invested in a
townsite boom down in Oregon. Only this and nothing
more, and the bubble disappears. 	
Sociability is one of the
most admirable traits of human dispositions, be it natural or acquired. The lady or
gentleman most noted for his
or her sociability, enjoys life
vastly more than the person
who has become sordid, illiberal and selfish from lack of
association with his fellow-
beings. Commingling one
with another outside of business circles and in a purely
social sense begets forbearance, charity, sympathy, liberality of mind and unity of
purpose and action. The various family circles of Cascade
can greatly overcome the lack
in some respects of public
privileges here by association
among themselves in little
home gatherings, which would
do much toward rendering life
the more worth living. Cultivate sociability. It will pay
a big dividend.
It is predicted by some of
the newspapers in this riding
that if Mr. Martin and Mr.
Curtis are endorsed at the polls
the Egyptian plagues will
be visited upon the province of
British Columbia. If their
prognostications be well founded we may well shudder at the
thought of being overwhelmed
with darkness,flies, frogs, lice,
andsoforth. Now note the contract. If Mr. Mackintosh be
chosen instead of that awfully
bad man Curtis, there will be
perpetual sunshine in the soul
of the now forlorne miner,
ever-blooming flowers, never-
failing crops, ever-productive
mines,"and when the poor
working man needs bread, Mr.
Mackintosh will disburse a
few of the untold millions
which are securely hiding in
fear of terrible Bugaboo Martin; then all will be peace,
comfort and joy.
There is one feature of the
political contest now on in
this province that the voters
should not overlook; it is this:
Mr. Martin is possessed of a
strong personality, so much so
that the combined forces of
the monied interests find it
necessary to do joint battle for
the overthrow of the people's
champion, aud large sums cf
money are being distributed
to that eud. Many of the
newspapers have shamelessly
exposed their venality by repudiating principles and "flopping" to the side of might as
against right.
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Live and Dressed Poultry,
Fresh and Salted Meat.
F. GRIBI, Hgr.
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made.
Correspondence Solicited.
TheWm. Hamilton
 CflNA DA.
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Boot 3,
Shoes, Etc.
m May 26, 1900
If You Wish
To keep thoroughly posted on the fast
moving events in the growing Boundary and Christina Lake sctions, there is
only one way to accomplish it, viz:
Just get in line, follow the
crowd and subscribe to..
^e Cascade Record.
It costs only Two Dollars to get
in out of the wet, and receive 52
copies of the Record. Printed
on good paper with good type
and good ink.
From tlie Pioneer.
The Phoenix public school now
has about 45 names on the roll,
with an average attendance of 33.
There were about a dozen when the
school darted last October.
A schoolhouse is being built at
Eholt, by the people of the town.
It will be what is known as an as-
listed cuhool. That is, the government allows $50 annually besides
paying the teacher's sulary.
A movement is on foot to form a
brass band in Phoenix. It ought to
���ucceed, as there are several old
bands-men here, and plenty of
This week the Vernon & Nelson
Telephone Co. set 15 forty-foot poles
on Dominion avenue, and will soon
itring another wire to Phoenix.
Rev. James McCoy, who has
been supplying tho Presbyterian
pulpit here for several weeks, has
accepted a call from th��- church at
Vernon, and leaves Monday for his
new field. He will have his family
come out from Toronto. While
here Mr. McCoy has made many
warm friends, who wish him all
success in his new location.
Rev. George A. Sutherland, a
graduate of Dalhousie University,
Halifax, is expected 10 arrive in
Phoenix some time next week, and
will supply here for a time. He
may be called as the permanent
pastor. He comes with most flattering recommendations.
Kipling's "Absent-Minded Beggar" lias netted the war fund $485,-
CCC���rqual to $10,100 per line.
From tbe Gazette.
It has been learned that J. R.
Murphy, the young man who was
drowned at the dam on the 16th
inst., was originally from Gloucester, Ont., near Ottawa, and that
for a time past, he had been rooming at Miss Mary Walker's house.
His folks in the east have been informed of the sad event, and have
been asked for instructions.
Leslie Sucksmith, a 7-year old
boy living about five miles up the
North Fork, was drowned tbe 15th
inst. The boy had been sent to the
river for two pails of water, using
lard pails to carry it in, proportionate with his Btrength. Not returning within a reasonable time,
an investigation was made, and
one pail was found on the bank of
tbe river, but the other one and the
boy wore no where to be seen. It is
supposed as he stooped to fill the
first p<ul, he lost his balance and
fell in. The river is very swift in
that place, and deep, so that the
current would have immediately
carried him away. The boy is a
son of Mr. Sucksiiiith of the firm
of McAIpine & Sucksmith, who
own the saw mill about five miles
up the river.
The body of John S. Sutherland,
who was drowned in Kettle river
on the 16th of March, while fording the river with a team about six
miles below Grand Forks, was
found last Friday, by Stanley
Muir, who is farming opposite the
place which Sutherland had rented.
The body was washed upon a sandbar, a short distance from where
the team and driver had heen
washed away. Mr. Muir notified
the brother of Mr. Sutherland, and
the two returned to the spot where
the body was found. Provincial
Constable I. A. Dinsmore was also
notified, and held an inquest, this
being necessary from the fact that
deceased carried life insurance. It
is considered a peculiar fact that
the body remained undiscovered
until the day upon which the deceased's brother arrived to settle
up his affairs. It will be a great le-
lief to his relatives to know that
his remains have found a resting
place, and that the interment was
witnessed by a brother.
Cascade Water Power and Light Co. Meeting.
The following appears in the advertising columns of the Rossland
Miner: "An extraordinary general
meeting of the Cascade Water Power and Light Company, limited,
will be held at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon on Monday, the 4th day
of June, A. D., 1900, at the office
of W. J. NelFon, 23 Columbia ave.,
Rossland, B. C, for the object of
accepting the surrender of certain
shares of the said company and
for the issue of new shares of the
said company, in lieu there.if, according to resolution under provisions of section 40 and 42 of the
companies claims act, 1897."
The Turner party has no use for
the straight Conaervati ves and
Leader Wilson, the WiUon men
look askance at the Turner men,
while everybody is suspicious of
the Mackintosh crowd. Whatever
the weakness or strength of the
Government may be, its opponents
are not likely to put up a very
strong fight.���Victoria Times.
The straight Martin ticket in
Vancouver is as follows: Premier
Martin, Mr. Robert Macpherson,
ex-M. P. P., ex-Alderman James
McQueen, who were nominated in
the order mentioned by the- City
Convention, called in the interest
of the Martin Government.
Spokane Falls k Northern Railway Co.
Nelson k Ft. Slicppard Railway Co,
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The only nil-rail routo between all points east,
west and south to Rossland, Nelson and intermediate points; connecting at Spokane with the
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O. R. k N.
Connects at Nelson with steamer for Kaslo and
all Kootenai lake points.
Connects at Meyers Fulls with stage daily for
Republic, and connects nt BossbcrR with stage
daily (or Grand Forks and Greenwood.
10:20 a m Spokane 6:30 p m
11:15 a m Rossland 5:15 p tn
8:45 a m Nelson 8:00 p nv
General Passenger Agent.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Wren" and "Rix" Mineml Claims situate
In the Grand Forks mining division ot Yale
Where located:���In Summit Camp.
Take Notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett, at
agent tor Albert E. Keongh, Free Miner's Certificate No. 118719, intend, sixty days from
the- date hereof, to apply to the mining
recorder for Certificates of Improvements,,
for the purpose of obtaining crown grants
of the nbove claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 3T,must lie commenced before the issuance of
such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 80th day of April, A.D., 1900.
A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skill
Will Prove.
Give Us a Trial.
,,,A,n,,,,ti,,,i<M,,uMiumM,Mrtti 6
May 26, UW
In appealing to you as the Premier of the Province, I beg to lay
before you the platform of the new
Government as follows:
1. The abolition of the $200
deposit for candidates for the Legislature.
2. The bringing into force, as
soon as arrangements can be completed, of the Torrens Registry
3. The Redistribution of the
constituencies on the basis of population, allowing to sparsely populated districts a proportionately
larger representation than to populous districts and cities.
4. The enactment of an accurate
system of Government scaling of
logs, and its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of the dis.
allowed    Labor   Regulation    Act,
1898, and also all the statutes of
1899. containing anti-Mongolian
clauses if disallowed as proposed
by the Dominion Government1
6. To take a firm stand in every
other possible way with a view of
discouraging the spread of Oriental
cheap labor in this Province.
7. To provide for official inspection of all buildings, machinery
and works, with a view to com-'
pelling the adoption of proper
safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to the Eight-
hour Law the Government will
continue to enforce the law as it
stands. An immediate inquiry
will be made by the Minister of
Mines into all grievances put forward in connection with its operation, with a view of bringing about
an amicable settlement. If no settlement is reached the principle of
the referendum will be applied and
a vote taken at the general election
as to whether the law shall be re-
repealed. If the law is sustained
by the vote it will be retained upon
the statute book with its penalty
clause. If modifications can be
made removing any of the friction
brought about, without impairing
the principle of the law, they will
be adopted. If the vote is against
it the law will be repealed.
9. To restablish the London
Agency of British Columbia, and
to take every effective means of
bringing before the British public
the advantages of this Province, as
a place for the profitable investment of capital.
10. The retaining of tbe resources of the Province as an asset
for the benefit of the people, and
taking effective measures to prevent
the alienation of the public domain,
except to actual settlers or for actual
bona fide business, or industrial
purpose.*, putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection with the same.
11. The taking of active measures for the systematic exploration
of the Province.
12. The borrowing of money for
the purpose of providing roads,
trails and bridges, provided that in
every case the money necessary to
pay the interest and sinking fund
in connection with the loan shall
be provided by additional taxation
so as not to impair the credit of the
13. In connection with the con-
Fire Insurance Agency
Btruction of Government roads and
trails, to provide by the employment of competent civil engineers
and otherwise that tbe Government
money is expended upon some system which will be advantageous to
the general public, so that the old
system of providing roads as a
specal favor to supporters of the
Government may be entirely discontinued.
14. To keep the ordinary annual
expenditure within the ordinary
annual revenue, in order to preserve
intact the credit of the Province,
which is its best asset.
15. To adopt a system of government construction and operation
of railways and immediately to
proceed with the construction of a
railway on the south side of the
Fraser river, connecting the coast
with the Kootenay district with the
understanding that unless the other
railways now constructed in the
Province give fair connections and
make equitable joint freight and
passenger arrangements, the Province will continue this line to the
eastern boundary of the Province.
Proper connection with ouch Kootenay railway to be given to the Island
of Vancouver. With respect to other
parts of the Province, to proceed
to give to every portion of it railway connection at as early a date
as possible, the railway, when constructed, to be operated by the Government through a Commission.
16. A railway bridge to be constructed in connection with the
Kootenay railway across the Fraser
river, at or near New Westminster
and running powers giAen over it
to any railway company applying
for the same, under proper conditions.
17. In case it is thought at any
time advisable to give a bonus to
any railway company, the same to
be in cash, and not by way of a
land giant; and no such bonus, to
be granted except upon the condition that a fair amount of the bonds
or shares of the company be transferred to tbe Province, and effective
means taken to give the Province
control of the freight and passenger
rates, and provision made against
such railway having any liabilities
against it except actual cost.
18. To take away from the
Lieutenant - Governor - in - Council,
any power to make substantive
changes in the law, confining the
jurisdiction entirely to matters of
detail in working out the laws enacted by the Legislature.
19. The establishment of an
institution within the Province for
the education of the Deaf and
20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion Act, as the reasons justifying
its enactment no longer obtain.
21. Amicable settlement of the
dispute with the Dominion Government as to Deadman's Island,
Stanley park and other lands, and
an arrangement with Mr. Ludgate,
by which, if possible, a sawmill
industry may be established and
carried on on Deadman's Island
under satisfactory conditions, protecting the interests of the people.
22. Proper means of giving
technical instruction to miners and
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Christina Lake
Mining Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Compiled   by JOHN A.  CORYELL, P. L. S.
This map contains the latest locations on Shamrock and Castle Mountains, on Baker, Sutherland and McRae Creeks, and in the Burnt Basin.
For sale by
Cascade, B. C.
^ ^Pacific Ky.
America's Great Transcontinental Lint
and World's Pictorial Route.
The Direct Eoute
From Kootenay Country
Kettle River and Boundary
Creek Districts to all points
East and West
First-class Sleepers on all train!
from Revelstoke and Kootenay
St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays tor Toronto, Fridays for Montreal ami Huston. Sam*
cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
Direct Connection via Robson to and from all
Leave CASCADE Arrive
1(1.34 Daily ex. Sun. 13.81
For rates  and full information address neatest local agent or,
F. E. Tebo, Agt., Cascade, B. C.
W.F. Anderson,      E.J.Coyle,
Trav. Pass.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.    Vancouver.B.C.
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C. B. THOMAS, Proprietor.
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this
part of the district. Headquarters for Cascade and Bossberg Stage Line; also for
Contractors, Mining Men and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
(Second Avenue, Cascade City, B. C.
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The Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary
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A Magnificent Water Power of 20,000 Horse Power.
The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL DISTRICT. A most promising opportunity for business
locations and realty investments. A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. One mile from Christina
Lake, the Great Pleasure Resort.   For further information, price of lots, etc., address,
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.      Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Com. C. P. R., Winnipeg, Man
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Hitlers' Supplies, Hay, Oats, Coal, Etc
The Imperial Cotton Company,
of Hamilton, is seeking incorporation with a capital of $75,000.
They will manufacture principally
cotton duck.
The British War Office is taking
immense quantities of Canadian
jam for the troops in South Africa,
and their orders have had the effect of making the market very
As many as half a dozen companies have been incorporated in Nova Scotia during this session of
Parliament, looking to the development of wood pulp industries, and
it mean* that this branch of our
activities will be especially attended
lo this year.
Three pulp companies are seeking
incorporation in Nova Snotia. They
are the Bear River Pulp and Paper
Co., Limited, the Meteghan River
Pulp and Paper Co., Limited, and
the Sheet Harbor Pulp and Paper
Co., Limited.
At St. John, N. B., during the
past month steamers from Manchester, G. B., on each trip are
bringing out machinery for the
Cushing pulp mill, and as fast as
possible it is being taken to the mill
and placed in position.
Mackenzie and Mann have completed 40 miles of the Rainy River
railway from Stanley, 62 miles
from Port Arthur, which, with the
Port Arthur and Duluth, makes
150 miles of the new railway system now being operated in that
Apparently there is no end to
the development of pulp-wood enterprises in Canada. Two new pulp
companies have been formed, it
seems, in the Lake St. John district, the Jonquiere Pulp Company,
with a capital of $50,000, and the
Metabetchouan Pulp Company,
with a capital of $175,000.
A number of cargoes of Nova
Scotia wood pulp have found their
way to Portland, Maine, during the
past month. The American mills
are unable to supply the demand
of paper manufacturers, hence the
necessity of importing. This promises to be a great pulp year.
An Order-in-Council has been
made by the Lieutenant-Governor
of the Province of Ontario fixing
the dues on pulp-wood at 40 cents
per cord, to take effect on May 1st.
At the present time the dueB are 20
cents per cord. The dues in the
Province of Quebec and the Province of New Brunswick are 40
cents per cord. The amount of
pulp-wood cut last year was 30,000
in 1898-99.   The amount will  be
much larger next year.
The Canadian and British Columbia Patent Fuel Company,
Limited, is starting business at
Vancouver in the manufacture of
fuel from sawdust, coaldust and
Between 1893 aud 1897, British
imports into Canada fell from
��43,000,000 sterling to ��29,000,000
but under the preferential tariff
since granted, they have risen to
A scheme is now on foot to establish a large shipbuilding yard at
Halifax. The establishment of the
iron works at Sydney, C. B., makes
it possible for such a scheme to be
worked successfully.
A syndicate of Americans have
bought 4,700 square miles of rubber
tree foreBt lands on the upper Amazon, and will work it with negro
labor instead of the Indian labor
heretofore employed in Brazil.
The C. P. R. land sales for the
month of Mnrch aggrejjite 31,183
acres for $97,778. For the same period of 1899 the sales were 24,046
acres for $74,440. The Canada
Northwest Land Company sold
7,000 acres for $37,700.
Unlike his opponent, Smith Curtis is not a professional politician.
Some newspaper subscribers often wonder why a publisher will
keep on sending the paper when
the subscription has expired. The
reason is this: When the subscription is paid to a certain time, tbe
time expires and the paper is stopped, it looks as if the publisher
doubted the integr y of the Mib-
scriber; and nine t ������* out of ten
the subscriber will the pub
lisher a "calling dowi. i>r insinuating that his credit is not good.
Rather than cast any reflection
against a neighbor's honesty to pay
a small debt, it has become customary for country newspapers to continue sending the paper after tho
subscription has expired. The city
weeklies and dailies do not generally follow this rule as their subscribers live at a distance, and besides they are not acquainted with
them and do not know their financial standing. One should deem it
an honor to know that his credit is
not doubted when the publisher
continues to '-end the paper. Should
the cubscriber desire to have his
paper descontmued he should in
form the publisher and remit tc
date, if any amount is owing.
Professional politicians are in
politics for revenue only, and not
for their constituents.


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