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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
No. 8.
England Friendless and Alone in Her
Present Struggle.
Russia and France Bitterly Against Us...
Germany Do Not Sorrow Over Our Misfortunes-United States Indifferent.
While disclaiming the attitude of
an alarmist it would be well to
look on the dark as well as the
bright side of all questions fraught
with poseibile dire consequences.
The South African war in which
Great Britain is now engaged in
volves alarming possibilities���results that might prove to be the
beginning of the end of her proud
position among the nations of the
world. The Victoria Times, looking below the surface, sees great
danger hovering over this government. After a careful and studied
survey of the situation it claims
it is. useless to search the records
of British history for a parallel to
the present moment. Not since the
cloning months of 1814 has the
British people been so profoundly
troubled and anxious, and even
then there was less cause for apprehension than there is now. The
danger was single in the person of
Napoleon Bonaparte, or of France.
To-day the danger is multiplied
thousandfold and complication
after complication salutes the eye
of the statesman who scans the situation from any point of view. In
1814 we could count amongst the
nations of Europe at least three
staunch and willing allies in our
attempt to overthrow the colossus.
These were Austria, Prussia and
Russia; and Spain, Italy and
Scandinavia, with Holland and
Belgium were in sympathy with us,
though pracitically impotent to
To-day we cannot find on the
continent of Europe one ally, and
barely one friend. Italy alone
shows a disposition to side with us;
The German people and press are
taking no pains to show their satisfaction at the direful news from
South Africa, where, as it appears
to them, the empire they envy
Beems to be slipping through the
fingers of Britain. Opinion in the
United States is divided. Resolutions sympathizing with the Boers
are introduced in the Senate and
Congress; a majority of the American papers are hostile to the British
cause. But the peril lies mainly
around the scene of war.
Two great causes for anxiety are
there, the one in Cape Dutch, who
outnumber the British four to one;
the other the Kaffirs, who outnumber both Dutch and British more
than ten to one. The uprising of
the Cape Dutch would be an awful
thing; the united uprising of the
KaffirB would be the end of white
rule in South Africa for an indefinite period, which would revive the
worst horrors of ancient wars and
would light South Africa with
burning cities, towns and farms,
and deluge its soil with the blood
of the settlers. No language, no
imagination, can exaggerate the
terribleness of a general Kaffir uprising. The white renegades who
are said to be attempting to foment
such a thing amongst the natives
would themselves be the first victims of Kaffir fury.
The contingency of a native uprising would probably never have
appeared in the matter at all but
for the string of stunning disasters
inflicted upon the British troops in
three widely separated quarters by
the Boers. As a principal is fully
responsible for the actions of his
agent, Buller cannot be cleared
from responsibility for the massacre on the Tugela. Colonel Long
acted according to his fights and
training, and it is to be presumed
had at least the tacit consent of his
superior in running the guns into
action at a spot which subsequently proved to be untenable, and
which military officers of their experience ought to have seen at once
was exposed to a murderous fire at
close range.
What are the natives to think ?
And what are they to make of the
frightful slaughters at Magersfontein and Stormberg and Tugela
river, when these things are explained to them with due elaboration by the miscreants who wish to
see them rise and take the war
path ? The loss of effectives at
those engagements has been fearful.
At Nicholson's Nek a thousand; at
Stormberg 500; at the Modder river
fights, Belmont and Gras Pan, fully
another thousand; at Magersfontein
936, at Tugela river, 1,200. Besides these hecatombs there are the
continual, daily, hourly, losses of
men killed, wounded, captured or
placed hors de combat by illness or
accident. There are also the casualty lists of Mafeking, Kimberly
and Ladysmith, where death must
have been busy as a result of the
continus shell fire of the besiegers.
It would take a very large army to
stand this drain, but it must be
made good if we would save South
Africa to the empire.
The Statement Denied.
The French foreign office denies
the statement of the Paris correspondent of the London Daily Mail
that Dr. Leyds, European representative of the Boers, has asked the
services of the minister of foreign
affairs in the cause of peace.
Twenty Years at Hard Labor.
Edward V. Twyman was found
guilty at Spokane on Saturday last
of the murder of Bernard Wiggins
in a saloon in Waverley, Wash., on
the night of Nov. 18th, and sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary at Walla Walla, the verdict
being in the second degree.
Forty School Children Lose Their Lives
While Skating.
Ten Children, While Practising Christmas Exercises, Fatally Burned.
An awful tragedy resulted from
the rehearsal of one of the classes
at St. Francis school at Quincy,
111., last week. There were 14 little
girls in the class and they were representing different characters. Two
of them appeared as lambs and
wore fleece on their garments. One
of them cpught fire from an open
gas jet and in almost an instant
ihe whole ring of little ones was in
flames. Six were burned t.> death,
two died an hour later and three
others died before midnight. Half
a dozen others were burned more
or less seriously.
Upward of 40 children were
drowned last week in an ice accident at Frelinghem, near the
French frontier. The children
of the district were given a holiday
with the permission to play on the
frozen river Lysus. When the
merriment was at full height, the
ice broke and the children dissap-
I eared. A few were rescued half
dead but a majority were drowned.
Thirty-six bodies were recovered
but others are still missing.
Qompers the Federation of Labor President.
A Land Slide that Caused Great Loss
of Life and Property.
Seventy-five Miners Entombed In a Burning
Mine���A Move to Have Canada Vote Ten
to Fifteen Millions for Imperial Defenses.
At Detroit last week Samuel
Gompers was re-elected president of
the American Federation of Labor,
all of the other officers also being
The statement that Major Logan
of the U. S. army in the Philippines was killed by one of his own
men, is denied by a fellow officer.
A bill introduced in the U.S. congress proposes an annual pension
of $2,000 for the widow of the late
Gen. Lawton.
A terrible disaster took place on
Friday last at Amalfi, a popular
tourist resort on the gulf of Salerno. A Rome dispatch states that
an enormous rock upon which stood
the Cappuccini hotel, slid bodily
into the sea with a deafening roar,
and without a moment's warning,
carrying with it the hotel, the old
Capuchin monastery and several
villas. Many people were buried in
the debris, which sank four vessels
to the bottom of the Bea, destroying
their crews. The mass of earth
which slipped was about 50,000
cubic yards. The loss of life was
heavy, which included a number of
monks and the occupants of the
The board of trade of Toronto
has passed resolutions calling upon
the government to provide the necessary money for the mobilization
and equipment in the Dominion of
a still larger force of volunteers to
assist the mother country. B. E.
Walker, general manager of the
Bank of Commerce, says parliament should be asked to vote from
ten to fifteen millions of dollars towards the defense of the empire and
the preparing of Canadian reinforcements.
President Cole of the Globe National bank of Boston was arrested
at the California seaside resort Re-
dondo last Saturday by a U. S.
Marshal and was taken back to tbe
scene of his crimes. His peculations covered an indefinite period,
and involved sums amounting to
nine millions of dollars.
An explosion occurred at Bras-
nell coal works, four miles from
Brownsville, Pa., Dec. 23d, which
entombed seventy-five men. The
explosion is said to be equal to the
worst that ever happened in that
state; it was terrific and was heard
three miles distant. The main shaft
was totally wrecked and rendered
helpless. Four cages of men had
gone down to work. The cageman,
on his fourth trip went to the bottom with 14 men, and had given the
return signal when the explosion
occurred. The mine took fire, with
between 40 and 50 men imprisoned
in the smoke and flames, besides
those known to have been killed by
the shock. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
December 30,1809
Victoria Gold and Copper Mining Com'
pany in Christina Lake District.
The Victoria, Copper Wonder, Copper Mountain and Evening Star Properties, Near
English Point.
Mr. D. C. Beach, mine manager
for the Victoria Gold and Copper
Mining company, passed through
the camp yesterday on his way up
from Spokane to the com pany,a
property at English Point, on the
east shore of Christina lake.
Mr. Beach is the original locator
of the four properties now owned
by the company, having staked
them in 1896. The group consists
of the Victoria, Copper Mountain,
Copper Wonder and Evening Star,
and the claims all adjoin one another at the point mentioned.
About $1,000 worth of work has
been done on them up to the present time, consisting of open cuts
and surface work generally. The
ledge on the Victoria can be traced
on the surface clear across the
claim, also across the Copper Wonder whice lies directly above. Another ledge has been uncovered
across the Evening Star und Copper Mountain, running nearly
parallel with the first one. Near
the eastern end of the Victoria a
ledge has been found which runs at
right, angles to the main ledge on
the south, but which does not cut,
it on the surface. Immediately to
the north of the main ledge is a
granite dyke, and it is expected
that the cross ledge will be found
to cross, the main ledge when depth
is attained at the point of intersection.
Mr. Beach will leave this morning for the property, and work will
be commenced at once and maintained all winter with a force of
six men, working two shifts. The
formation is a contact, between
linie.-tone anil granite, and the ore
is identical with that of the Le lioi
mine. Just about a year ago Mr.
Beach made a display in The Miner
window of ore from the property,
ami the collection attracted considerable attention at the time. Average assays from the ledge ran from
$7.50 to $35.25 in gold and copper.
The claim is a tunnel proposition, and the work now undertaken
will be to turn el in on il.e main
ledge on the Victoria until the point
of contact with the cross ledge is
reached, and then to crosscut at
this point. The work will be given
a depth of about 900 feet, or foot
for foot as the work advances. On
the surface the ledge shows from 6
to 20 feet in width, and Mr. Beach
states that he will have plenty of
shipping ore on the dump in 60
days after work commences.
The Columbia & Western railway crosses the property on a bench
just above the tunnel to be worked,
and an upraise will render shipments a particularly easy matter.
The tote road also crosses the property. The company has erected
proper mine buildings, and Mr.
Beach has a residence completed on
the property, and a road has been
finished from the buildings up to
the workings. Mr. F. E. Starkey
of Spokane and Mr. Spellman of
Rossland are interested in the company with Mr. Beach. The company has been organized with $1,-
000*000 capital and $250,000 in the
treasury, and shares are now being
offered to the public.���'Rossland
Miner, Dec. 28.
Bulldog Mountain Tunnel.
The long tunnel on the Columbia & Western Railway through
Bulldog mountain now only needs
to be cleared out and the track laid
through ii to be completed. Messrs.
Tye and Sullivan walked through
it on Saturday last. The actual
tunnel is 3,000 feet long; with the
approaches at either end it meas-
urts 3,700 feet. It is expected that
the Columbia & Western road will
be taken over by the operating department of the Canadian Pacific
Railway about the 1st of February.
���Nelson Tribune.
To Inspect the Chamberlain Group.
A Mr. Roberts, of Rossland, will
come over next, Monday for the purpose of inspecting the Chamberlain
group of three mining clams on
McRae week. There is an 18-foot
shaft on one of them, and the prospect work so far done has revealed
most encouraging signs of a deposit
of rich ore of great magnitude. This
group is the personal property of
Frank Hutchinson.
It. is stated that the ore in the
Gold Bug mine assays from $140 to
$150 per ton. The previous shipment to the Trail smelter yielded
$111 per ton.
There is another Alaskan boom
incubating. It is published that
near Dawson an immense ledge,
one mile wide and a thousand feet
deep loaded with gold has been uncovered. The ore taken out carries
values to the amount of nearly $900
per ton. A boom in that section is
needed lo keep up the receipts of
the transportation companies.
It is reported that the mining
properties about Chesaw are turning out well, and that it promises
to be a place of considerable importance, Mr. Geoige B. Meach
am is purchasing claims there as
fast as he can, and has acquired 22,
aud is still buying. He has bonded the Poland China group for $30-
000. Mr. Meacham represents a
Montreal syndicate. The Poland
China group consists of five claims
three miles northwest of Chesaw,
and the properties are considered
valuable. Sufficient development
work has been done on them to
demonstrate their value.
I The English Store*
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Syndicate, Ltd.,
��,.    ....MAIN ST., CASCADE,
Is the ONE firm in the Bonndary country which is
so equipped as to give the PROSPECTOR or the
MINE OWNER everything he needs at bed rock
|    We procure onr staple goods by tlie carload.  No ;|
��* one can buy cheaper.    No one will sell as cheap. |
We can help the prospector right through from
the start���give him reliable assays, bond or buy his
claim, and if sufficiently worthy place it on the
L/ondon market.
We carry everything in Groceries, Hardware,
Dry Goods, Boots aud Mining Supplies���everything
from Dolls to Dynamite.
Long distance 'Phone and Assay Office in connection. Nearest store to railway station. Mine
Owners, Hotel Keepers or Private Families out of
town should write for our quotations.
GLADSTONE, and at *��
McRAE'S LANDING. Christina Lake
Hartford Hotel,
Hartford Junction, B. C.
This hotel, which is new, is located at the junction
of the Phoenix and Winnipeg branches of the C. P.
R. All the railway traffic for these camps must
pass through Hartford.    Give us a call.
The B.C.Assay <6 Chemical Supply Cu., Ltd.;
(Late MacFaulank & Co.) VANCOUVER, M. C.
Wc are manufacturers nnd direct Importers, and carry a large stock of Balances, Furnaces ���
Fire Clay mods, Scientific und Practical Hooks, Glassware, i'lutinuiu Hoods, Acids, Clieml-T
,   cals, ami all other Assayers' and Miners' requirements. ... SOLI'l AliWN'TS for Morgan Oil- T
��� dole Co., Hattersea, Decker's Son's Balances, Etc. Catalogues und particulars an application. ���
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings,  Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt  Delivery Made.
Correspondence Solicited.
JOHN EARLE, Prop, December 30,1899
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The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of East Tale.
The Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary
Creek and Christina Lake Countries.
A Magnificent Water Power of 20,000 Horse Power.
The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL DISTRICT. A most promising opportunity for business
locations and realty investments. A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. One mile from Christina
Lake, th�� 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, Kan. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
December 30,1899
Published on Saturdays at Cascade, It. ('.,
H. S< Turner Editor.
Per Vear     J2.0I)
Six Months      1.86
To Foreign Countries      8.60
Advertising Kates Furnlalied on Application.
The Kecord Is on sale at the following places:
Simpson's Newstnnd   , Rossland
Linton Bros  .   Rossland
Thompson  Stationery Co Nelson
11. A. Kin!; & Co         Greenwood
K. !���'. Petrie, Orand Korku
.lohn W. Graham & Co Spokane, Wash.
Cascade Drug Co Cascade
Win. Meadows      .. Cascade
If there is a blue mark in {*������*!
this square, your subscrip- ��� ���
tion is due, and you are in- 2 2
vited to remit. ������������������
The Inland Sentinel of Kamloops merits and receives public
mention in tbe press for the persistent agitation of the good roads
question. The press of this province should emulate the most
worthy example set by the Kamloops publication.
The inhabitants of the Boundary
country are being taught a lesson
this winter in matters relating to
wagon roads that will, or ought to
be, a great profit to them in the
Everywhere the people are short
of supplies. The great mining industries of the Boundary districts
are greatly retarded by the inability of freighters to get over tbe
roads to deliver freight. Business
houses of every description have
been crippled, large numbers of
men thrown out of employment,
or delayed in obtaining it, and all
sorts of deprivations and inconveniences must be endured because
they can not be cured, this season,
That so large and resourceful a
territory as the Boundary country
should find itself in such a plight
on the approach of the winter
months in conclusive evidence that
omething is wrong in road matters
both of rail and wagon.
If proper attention heretofore had
been paid to this question of wagon
roads, there would not now be
hundreds of tons of supplies at
Bossburg aud Marcus, which the
people of this upper country so
sorely need, awaiting transportation hither. It was cruelty to
dumb animals to force them over
tbe horrible stretches of mud-channels and sloughs, misnamed roads,
between here and the two points
named long before freighters and
stage teams ceased last fall to
crawl through or over them.
To be dependent solely upon the
not always accommodating spirit of
a single railway monopoly is to be
placed at great disadvantage to say
the least.
There are abundant teamsters
with good freighting outfits, who,
while the population is suffering
for the necessaries of life, would
have been glad to haul this
freight, but they could  not on  ac
count of the impassible condition
of tlie  wagon  roads.
Why is this so ? Is it the fault
of the provincial government, or of
the district or municipal authorities?
Will the people be caught in a
like trap another winter season or
will they insist upon the reparation
of the wagon roads between themselves and the sources of supplies ?
We are aware that the wagon
road between Cascade and Bossburg runs but little on Canadian
soil, nevertheless, as the road is
needed mainly for the benefit of
Canadians, they shou'd see to it
that it is kept in proper repair,
there being no objection on the part
of the U. S. authorities.
There can be no possible danger
in too many rail or wagon roads;
good roads are, as a thing of beauty,
a joy forever.
The Record joiiiB in the general
demand for better wagon roads in
this country, and more of them.
one of considerable import both to
the people and the politicians. It
is an occasion of grave fears. The
former fear the actions of the legislators, and the latter fear they may
be found at the bottom of the heap
in the rough-and-tumble scramble
for a seat at the official pie
Hugh John Macdonald's Platform
Here is Hugh John's platform
which he go in on and pushed Mr.
Green way off his perch:
Economy in provincial administration.
Equal rights to all.
Government ownership of railways.
The construction of the Hudson's
Bay road.
Manhood sufferage.
Enforcement of the alien labor
Encouragement of a better class
of immigration.
Extension of the provincial
boundaries to Hudson's Bay.
That the province have complete
control of school lands.
A test case is be to taken to the U.
S. supreme court to test the validity of the act of 1872 of congress
that demonetized silver.
Twenty-five thousand veterans of
Uncle Sam's war with Spain are
asking for pensions. Before he
gets through with the Philippines,
his expense will lie well up in the
The many heavy failures of large
business firms recently in the United States does not indicate that
the McKinley gold-standard-expansion boom will hold out till he can
have another "go" with Mr.
The republicans in the U.S. congress will endeavor to accomplish
the annexation of the Philippine
islands during the present session.
What, then, will become of their
election shibboleth, "Protection to
American  Labor?
The provincial legislature, it is
announced, will assemble the 4th
of January 1900.   This event   is
President McKinley is coming
west, say the Spokane papers, joyfully���next September ! That is
about the time Mr. McKinley will
need the assistance of the voters of
the west, whom he bamfoozled on
tbe silver question some four years
ago, when pretending to favor "international bimetalism."
On the first call for volunteers
for South Africa, only one resident
of Cascade responded, while six
answered the second call. This
would appear to indicate that the
patriotic spirit of the people has
been intensified by the defeats
which Britons have alivady suffered at the hands of the Boers.
The charge made by his partv
opponents against Sir Charles Tup-
per as a political leader is that he
continually discusses dead issues,
issues past and gone, and which
his party does not like to have resurrected. Like all very aged people
���looking backward instead of to
the future.
Christina Lake
Mining Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Compiled   by JOHN  A.  CORYELL,  P. L. S.
Tills map contains the latest locations on Shamrock and Castle Mountains, on linker, Sutherland and McRae Creeks, and in the Burnt Basin.
For sale by
Cascade, 13. C.
application will he made to the Parliament
of Canada at the next session thereof, for an
act to incorporate a company to construct and
maintain a railway from a point on the International lloundnry Line near Cascade, Uritish
Columbia, thence inn westerly direction following tlie valley of Ihe Kettle river to a point on the
llouiulary Line at or near Carson, with a brunch
from a point al or near Grand Forks to a point 50
miles up the North Fork of the Kettle river, following the valley of the sameriver.also with a branch
from a point at or near Grand forks, proceeding
In a southwesterly direction by way of Greenwood
lo a point on the International lloundiiry Line nt
or near Midway, with power to the company to
construct, operate and maintain telegraph and
telephone lines, as well for commercial purposes
as for the business of tlie company and for all
other necessary and usual powers.
Dated this 2nd day of December, 1898.
For himself and the other applicants. 12
Certificates of Improvements.
John Bull and Marinette Mineral Claims situate
in the Grand Forks mining division of Osoyoos division ol Yalo district.
Where located:���Ou the East side of McRae
creek, near Gladstone townsite, B. C.
Take Notice that I, H. E, Young, acting as
agent for the John Hull Mines, limited,F. M. I'.,
No. H12845, Free Miner's Certificate No. 1113441),
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 above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, in nst be commenced before the issuance of
said Certificates of Improvements.
Dated tills 27th day or November, A.D., 1800.
R. E. Youwi, P. L. S.
Young & Burnet, Rossland, B. C. 12
Latest Arrivals ut
ii(iok after your cents anil tlie bankers will mind your dollars.
Look after your extremities and your
heart will look alter itself.
So that if you need
Cheap and
Hoots,Siloes,Gloves,Hals,Cups, it will
pay you to call at the II. C.  M. Hi M.
Syndicate's" English Store.".
V ... ...Ill "ls" Ih'd 'here among the
) OH Will Islest arrivals:
Crosse .Si, llhickwell s
Jams, Pickles and Sauces, Oysters,
Marmalade, McLaren's Cheese, Maple Syrup, Mine Ribbon Ten, Sweet
ftlscuit. Chutney, Herrings, Finnan
Baddies, Mixed Nuts, >PineB| pies,
mill other table delicacies.
Main Street and First and Second Aves.,
Branches at McRae Landing,
Gladstone, and Eagle City,
on the North Fork.
West Seattle.
rpHE only place in the Northwest where the
genuine Keeley Treatment can be obtained
Fine building, good board, pleasant and
healihful surroundings, and tlie arrangements
admit of the strictest privacy for patients, either
ladies or gentlemen. The Keeley Treatment affords the only safe and sure cure for the liquor,
opium, morphine, eocouiue, chloral, and oilier
drugs, and ttbo for tobacco poisoning Parties
Interested are Invited to call at the institute aud
investigate for themselves. All correspondence
C. H. Nixon, Mgr.
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out iu the hills or "up the
Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Etc.,
QTPT T3V "QTJfVC! of-an Francisco,
DJllJ_jJ3 I Dtt\J D California, Assayers and Mining Experts. To the Mining Public
of the Pacific Northwest: We beg to advise you
that we have opened a branch of our business at
No. 205's Washington St., Portland, Oregon, to
accommodate our numerous clients in the Northwest. As our name For prompt aud reliable work
in the past is known In every mining camp west
of tlie Rockies, it Will guarantee onr future success. Our certificates arc Invariably accepted by
banks und mining corporations ns final. Numerous investors waiting for sound mining property.
We nre now ready for work. Send in your samples with letter of instructions and charges, and
we will give you prompt returns. Our charges
are���Gobi and silver, $1.50 Gold, Copper and Silver, 13.00. Coal, Soil and other minerals. $5.00
each, zm" Check assays a specialty. SELBY
BROTHERS, Assayers aiid Mining Experts, No.
205'i Washington St., Portland, Oregon. Hand
Power Stamp Mills for sale���480 complete. tf
December 30.1899
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moving events in the growing Boundary and Christina Lake sctions, there is
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crowd and subscribe to ..
jhe cascaije Record.
It costs only Two Dollars to get
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copies of the Record. Printed
on good paper with good type
and good ink.
Hy Stanley Mayall.
Editor���You comment in lust
week's issue on the satisfaction
which recent Brrtish reverses in
the Transvaal have afforded to
continental nations.
Many people consequently argue
that war with some of the European
powers is probable, if not inevitable,
the assumption being that hostilities would be commenced by one or
some of the countries whose press
is so violent in its Anglophobia; on
the contrary it is more than probable that, did the public of the British Empire but realize one tenth or
one hundredth of the villainous
abuse, the senseless lies and the
ceaseless insults of Her Majesty the
Queen which are being published
broadcast throughout western Europe (more particulary in France)
there would be infinitely more
danger of hostilities commencing
from the British side of the water.
Whole editions of French newspapers, at double or treble the ordinary price are being published with
the express object of vilifying
everything British. A recent edition of the "Rire" published at five
times its usual cost and entitled
"Voila Les English" was sold out
and reprinted within a few hours of
appearance and the writer feels safe
in saying that for filth, distortion,
lying and abuse it exceeded anything that even Paris, the home of
"half penny horribles" had hitherto achieved.
It is, perhaps, fortunate that Britishers in general are not aware of
the full measureof these insults; and
further, that those who know something of French journalism know
how to value it.
For the benefit of those who
have read some recently cabled
French criticisms, may I offer the
following translations from foreign
papers which have just reached me.
They may have a corrective tone
and will counteract much that has
been uttered.
A gentleman writing on one of
the Belgium papers over the initials
K. p.. and whom I believe to be
Mr. Kist, senior, one of the most
distinguished litterateurs in Brussels, says, "As long as the Boers
were sixty against nine and thus
succeeded, not in routing but checking their adversaries, the half
penny press had easy joy. Now,
however, that the contingents are
landing, the forces tending to equalize, and the English victories at
Belmont, Gras Pan and Modder
river, precursors of many others, are
reported, the penmen have become
mad with rage, and are spitting out
simply streams of insults the
length of their venomous columns."
Again Mr. Geoges Duval one
of the few Paris journalists of
irreproachable character protesting against the prevailing an-
glophobia, says: "Thoughtful people and folks simply of decent
upbringing are commencing to find
this campaign against the person
of the Queen of England to be of
more than doubtful taste. If it be
truly our love for the Boers which
makes us as a nation thus forget the
most elementary decency then the
government which supports these
constant vulgarities should send
troops to the help of the oppressed
and instead of upholding the scribblers and cartoonists make volunteers of them. The situation is
vacant. The rifle would have more
effect than pen or pencil. If I shared this indignation with the anglo-
phobes I would not hesitate to take
the trip and believe one would show
more bravery in exchanging bullets with Gen. Methuen than in
heaping insults on the head of an
aged widow lady. But I know my
men. I know whence come the attacks and where the blame belongs.
As I search among politicians,
pressmen and others I do not see
one individual of repute among the
two-penny Don Quixotes to whom
I make illusion. Just as in a
theatre it only needs one noisy
spectator to incommode the whole
audience. So in this matter it only
needs a few blackguards to upset
the whole country.
The remedy I know not, fools being in the majority, but for my own
consolation I like to suppose that
the foreigner knows how to oppor-
tion his bitterness to the littleness
of the attacks."
Commenting on the above the
editor of a Brussels paper says,
"What a lesson for us, because in
Belgium this anti-English rage exists at least as much as in France.
Certain journalists of evident
bad faith exert themselves night
and day to excite, I may say, to mislead public opinion. When, however, the municipal council of Brussels recently voted an enormous
credit for advertising, in order to
draw this way foreigners visiting the
Paris exposition, there were no insults and no infamy addressed to
England, to whom moreover we
owe it that we did not share the
tyrannies of the Empire, the apish-
ness of the third republic and the
shame of Sedan. And what is
most scandalous is that those who
are distinguishing themselves
among us in this dirty work, who
have 'the face' to cry loudest in
the name of the Belgian people
are Germans and French. It is
unnecessary "to dot the i," everybody recognizes them.
"Be logical, ye anglophobesand if
you contend that ive Belgians are
bringing civilization to the Congo blacks in fighting slave dealers
do not find fault if the British triumph on this same African soil
from Cape to Soudan in order that
all men may be free and equal."
It is a pleasure, sir, to discover
amongst the clamorous ravings of
an ill bred and misguided horde of
"absinthe-minded beggars," a few
solemn notes of simple common
sense and justice.
Dec. 25,1899.
Manager Graham, of the Waterloo mine in Camp McKinney, has
been in Spokane, where he placed
on exhibition a $2,000 gold brick,
from the Waterloo, the result of a
15-dav run.
The B. C. mine in Summit camp,
owned by the B. C. chartered company,ltd., of Montreal with a registered capital of $3,000,000, is stated
to have $600,000of ore in sight and
on the dump.
That We
Can Do
All Kinds
Styles of
A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skill
Will Prove.
Give Us a Trial.
B5IKK:3KKeSC3C3CaK2&KCS:3&.K 6
December 110,1899
The Christmas Entertainment In Cascade a
Pleasing Success.
The First Presbyterian church
was tilled almost to overflow Monday night by people of the town
and vicinity, who bad gathered to
witness and participate in the exercises befitting the occasion, which
had been previously announced.
The ladies���always found to the
fore in all good works���assisted by
Prof. Simpson, Rev. Joseph McCoy
and others, had arranged and prepared a programme and trained the
particpating children to render it,
which they did with marked credit,
not only to themselves, but to their
instructors. Owing to the paucity
of the youthful population of this
community the programme nearly
exhausted it, leaving no room for
choice other than that of Hobson'i.
Considering this fact the programme was remarkably well rendered in every particular. The children ranged in ages from 4 or 5
years to 14 or 15, and not one of
them faltered or hesitated with fear
or forgetfulness. Following is the
programme as it was executed :
Hymn���"Ob 1 Come, all ye faithful," by  the children and  others.
Recitation���"TheClown's Baby,"
by Robert Thompson.
Recitation ��� "Slightly mixed,"
by Jennie McRae.
Instrumental music, by Miss
Recitation���"Christmas Morning," by Ava Black.
Recitation ��� "Willie's Speech,"
by Wilbur Greer.
Recitation���"The Union Jack,"
by Andrew Thompson.
Scotch Song���By the Rev. Joseph
Recitation���"Choice of Trades,"
by ten hoys.
Recitation���"Christmas in Fun-
nyland," by Jessie Hyde.
Song���"The two dying soldiers,"
by Harriet Lavalley.
Dialogue���"The Arithmetic Lesson," by Edwin and Wilbur Greer.
Recitation���"There was once a
wee urchin called Bill," by John
Recitation���"Santa Claus is coming," by Margery Wolverton.
Instrumental music, by Miss
Recitation ��� "Good-bye, old
year," by Jennie McRae. *
Recitation���"In my pocket," by
Edwin Greer.
Vocal Solo, by Mr. Stocker.
Recitation���"The Battle of Ho-
henlinden," by Willie Walling.
Recitation���"It's coming, boys,"
by John McRae.
Recitation���"Old King Cole," by
Ada Hubbard.
Recitation���"The point of view,"
by Willie Thompson.
Song��� "Shells of Ocean," by
Jessie Hyde and Harriet Lavalley.
Recitation���"When mother looks
at pie," by Duncan McRae.
Recitation���"Two little kittens,"
by Mary Thompson.
Recitation���"Boys' Rights," by
Bert Greer.
After conclusion of the regular
programme Mr. Dalgleish volunteered a declamation entitled a
"Polish Hero," which he delivered
in a masterly manner.
Then, a gingleof sleigh bells that
sent a thrill of exciting joy to the
hearts of the little ones, and Santa
Claus (artfully impersonated by
Mr. Stocker) appeared on the scene
and began the distribution of presents from a large tree that was
loaded from top to bottom with
tokens of love and esteem.
Following the distribution of
presents came refreshments to the
inner man, consisting of fruit, tea,
coffee and numerous varieties of
cake. The refreshments served were
excellent in quality and abundant
in quantity, attesting not only the
liberal-heartedness of those who
had to do with supplying them, but
that our town can boast of cookery
artists of the first order.
While the audience was enjoying
edibles, Miss Darrow, Rev. McCoy
and Mr. Stocker entertained with
vocal and instrumental music.
One of the reciters, Miss Jennie
McRae, who had to give a recitation
entitled,"Slightly Mixed," in which
a little girl was represented as being sent to a store by her mother
to buy some articles, and as getting
confused jnid [forgetting her message, put such a degree of realism
into her recitation, that some of
the audience thought she had actually become confused and forgotten
the wording of her recitation, when
she was simply acting as a little
girl would under such circumstances. "The perfection of art is to
conceal all art."
The occasion was the first to call
together so large an audience in the
new church to celebrate Yule Tide
festivities, and all present appeared
to enter with zest into its enjoyments.
Cascade Public School.
The following marks, which were
obtained by the pupils of the Cascade school during the month of
December, show their relative standing for that mouth:
Third Class: Jennie McRae, 780;
Ralph Wolverton, 738; Jessie Hyde,
725; Robert Thompson, 703.
Senior Second Class: Willie Walling, 524; Ava Black 522; Herbert
Greer, 521; Harriet Lavalley, 497.
Junior Second Class: Edwin
Greer, 545; Alonzo Scott, 533;
Duncan McRae, 434.
Primer: Jesse Baulne, 418;
Joseph Baulne, 410; Wilbur Gre*r,
408; John McRae, 343.
From the number of pipes which
found their way into Mr. Stocker's
possession last Monday evening
that gentleman need not be minus
that article the balance of his life,
and should ever be ready to smoke
the pipe of peace with all comers.
C. H. May was iu Spokane this
week, enjoying holiday pleasures
in that metropolis.
KA&fKT    K/flRKET.
fisr; anb Oysters, ��ii>e anb ftresseb Poultry
R GRIBI, r\gr.
Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY.
��iquors, ^)ines anb (j5aT9S-
A specialty made of Imported Goods.  Glassware and bar
Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
MAIN STREET,        ....       CASCADE, B. C.
B. C. Livery Stable
Good Saddle Horses for Hire. Teaming
on the Shortest Notice. Good Turnouts
Ready at all hours to go to any part of
the Boundary country. Careful drivers.
J. A. BERTOIS, Prop.
Stables on Second Avenue,      -
h DTEL...
Cor. of Main Street and First
Avenue [centre of town] ...
European Plan.     CASCADE, B. C.
fl^sr* Always Open. *=��>-$
The Most
Popular Hotel
in the Entire
Favorite Stopping Place for
Mining Men
Stocked Bar
iu connection
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 iiest hotel buildings between Cascade and Brooklyn. Good Livery Stable
in connection.
Dcoember 30, 1899
��� ��� ��� ���
The Centre of the Far-famed Similkameen District.
A Mining and Agricultural Centre.   ::::::
S3 Lots Now on the fiarket.
Hi i I'd Avenue, 100 Feet Wide.
Lots, 30x150.
Corner Lots, $100.
Inside Lots, $75.
Corner Lots, $150.        Inside Lots, $100.
Terms, 1-3 Cash; Balance, Three and Six Months.
For Further Particulars, Apply +n ���
General Agents,
R- H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
Tbe Record wishes that this new
and last year of the 19th century
upon the threshhold of which we
now stand may prove a happy and
properous one for all of its readers.
The stirring events, wonderful progress in mechanical arts, the uncovering and application of hitherto unseen or hidden forces of
nature, with innumerable other
additions to the world's knowledge,
stamps the 19th century as the
most remarkable one known in
We await with hope seasoned
with fear, for the concluding acts
to be recorded in the coming year,
concerning which much that is not
pleasant to contemplate, has been
prophesied. But hope Is the
anchor of the soul; let us hold fast
to it.      	
A Valuable Christmas Present.
The most valuable Christmas
present received by any party in
Cascade last Monday, was welcomed
at the home of Mr. William Anderson���a brand new baby boy.
R. D. McLean, of Greenwood; I.
Dikon and W. Forrest, of Gladstone, and Isaac Peering of Spokane,
registered at the Hotel Cascade
this week.
Our Bossburg stages are again
J. G. Reveler went to Grand
Forks Thursday.
Ladies Aid social at Miss Dar-
row's next Thursday.
Dr. Northnrp, of Grand Forks,
was in Cascade Monday.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Mahaffy assisted them in disposing of
their Christmas pie.
The timber work on the dam iB
progressing rapidly, though the
planking is somewhat delayed by
the continued high water.
The turkey dinner served at the
Hotel Cascade on Christmas day
was enjoyed by many of our hotel-
ed citizens
Warm weather dissipated much
of the snow the past week, but more
is falling as we go to press, and the
roads will be in better condition.
The new church was handsomely decerated with evergreens which
added much to the attractiveness
of the place on Monday, a fact
which we did not mention in our
Christmas   entertainment   article.
The section house ii now complete, and the force of men are now
erecting a large^water tank at tht
bridge, at the head of tbe falls. We
trust the C. P. R. will let the good
w.irk go on, and build passenger
and freight depots to replace the
present apology.
Church Service
Divine service will be conducted by Hev. Joseph
McCoy, M. A. tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m. und
7:30 p.m., Standard Time, in the new church.
Sabbath school at 2:80 p.m. in the same place.
All are cordially invited to attend.
Watcbmaker, Jeweller and Optician.
Eyes Scientifically Tested
Free of Charge	
Dominion Hull Block,      -      COLUMBIA, B.C,
 C. H. Thomas, Prop	
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this part of tht
district. Headquarters for Contractors, Mining Men
aud Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
Second Avenue,
Cascade City. British Columbia.      >
^ossburg-Columbia Stage ��ine,
Runs daily from Grand Forks to Bossburg and return, meet
trains both ways on the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway. Careful and experienced drivers, safe and comfortable vehicles, good stock and good time. Carrying
Her Majesty's and American mails. 2o
December SO, 18W
Dominion ��� Supply��Co.,
Main Street, Cascade, B. C.
B. WILCOX, r\gr.
We Make a Specialty
:::: OP ::::
Giant Powder,
Blacksmith's Coal,
Hay and Grain.
Let Us Make You
.... Quotations.
Visiting Cards
Business Cards
Shipping Tags',
Statements, Etc.
, . OF . .
The Record
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
Plant Drawn and| Estimates
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Sing Kee
Expert   Laundryman.     Bundle? called for and  delivered.
Work done on Short Notice.
Give me a trial.
Laundry at the rear of the Commercial Hotel
Hutch ins &
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.
Delivered free to
any part of the
Mr. and Mrs D. McLeod entertained friends at a, Christmas, dinner.
Julius Black and family made a
trip to Eholt returning by Thursday's train.
C. W. Greer, and Mr. Scott, formerly of this city, but now of
Phoenix, enjoyed Christmas with
their families in Cascade.
A large contingent of the English
population of Cascade were entertained at a Christmas dinner by
Mr. and Mrs. Rochussen.
The excavation for the foundation of the power house is nearing
completion. Contractor Quinlivan
says another month will show that
part of the work nearly finished.
It is expected work will be well
under way on the big flume by that
The little tots were entertained
Wednesday by Mrs. Stocker who
gave an afternoon doll party for
their pleasure. Those present were
Marjorie Wolverton, Ada Hubbard,
Mable Price, Kathleen McRae, Eva
Greer and Anna Brown.
A party who says he knows what
he is talking about, asks us why
the water power company of Cascade persists in claiming that it is
developing only about 6,000 horsepower, when actually from 15,000
to 20,000 horse-power is being developed ? All we can say in reply
is, "No sabby." We can divine no
reason for such a course, if it is a
Rev. Jos. McCoy ei.tertained
quite a party at a "scrub" on Wednesday evening by inviting several
of the members of his congregation
to the "manse" at 7 p. m , the men
to bring brooms, the ladies aprons.
The guests on arriving were served
to a bountiful dinner, the ladies
assisting the Reverend, after which
the men were invited to adjourn,
with brooms and buckets, to the
church where the game of scrub
was indulged in until the floor had
the appearance of being newly laid.
All then returned to the manse
where music was indulged in till���
well if the Parson didn't want
them to stay so late he should not
have entertained them so well.
Spokane Palis &
Northern System.
Nelson anil Fort Sheppard Ry, Co.
lied Mountain Railway Co.
The direct and only All-Rail Route
between  the   Kootenay  District
���AND all���
British Columbia Points,
Pacific Coast Points,
Puget Sound Points,
Eastern Canada and United States.
���Connects at Spokane with���
O. R. R. & NAV. CO.
Maps furnished, tickets sold and Information
given by local and connecting line ticket agents.
Passengers for Kettle River and  Bonndary
creek connect at   Marcus and  Uosiburg  with
stages dailv.
H. A. JACKSON, Q. P. k T. A.,
Spokane, Wash.
canadian >)
Pacific Ky.
America's Great Transcontinental Line
and World's Pictorial Route.
The Direct Route
From Kootenay Country
Kettle River and Boundary
Creek Districts to all points
East and West
First-class Sleepers on all trains
from Revelstoke and Kootenay
TYYTTDTCT*   PAT3C  P"'8 Medicine
iUUKlOl    tAM   Hat  Dully for
St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Same
cars pass Revelstoke one day euiller.
Direct Connection via Robson to and Irom all
Leave CASCADE Arrive
14.48 Dally ex. Sun. 13.02
For rates and fullest information address niar-
estlooul agent or,
F. E. Tbbo, Agt., Cascade, B. C.
W.F. An-derson,      E.J.Coyle,
Trav. Pass.Agent, A.G.F.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.    Vancouver.B.C.
0. K. livorr St
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Near Montana Hotel, Casca��P


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