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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, APRIL 14, 1900.
No. 23.
Nick Milwick Blown into Eternity by
the Explosion of a "Miss Fire."
While Attempting te Drill out a Partially
Exploded hole Nick Milwick Loses his
Life, S. Davis and C. Hastings Injured.
About 10.30 Thursday night, a
fatal accident occurred on the open
cut of the flume of the Cascade
Water Power and Light company's
work here. A crew of three men,
composed of Nick Milwich, Sam
Davis and C. Hastings, the latter
acting as foreman. The blasts
had been set off, but apparently
one of them only partially operated. It was while attempting to
drill out the hole which had so
missed fire that the fatal explosion
took place. As we understand it
Mr. Hastings was twisting the
drill and Sam Davis was striking,
and the explosion r?��ul*ed from the
first blow on the drill. The singular thing about the unfortunate
affair was the fact that the man
killed, who had thawed the nitro
powder had just approached to
render what assistance he could
and was not directly over the hole.
The men are not able to explain
just what happened, or just what
took place in detail. It is thought
Milwick was blown into the air,
and that his injury resulted more
from the fall of 10 feet or so,
than from being hit by flying rock.
Milwich, before his death, which
occurrtd about 9.30 yesterday, was
conscious and conversed with his
attendants. The deceased leaves
a wife and three children in
Gumiri, Austria, of which country
he was a native. He had only
been working here a week. He is
said to have a brother in Republic,
who was here about three weeks
ago. Everything possible was done
for the relief of the unfortunate
sufferer up to the hour of his death.
Chas.  Hastings  was  not  badly
bruised, but the shock  of the ex
plosion left  him in  a  pretty  sore
Coroner Smith of Grand Forks
was informed of the accident by
officer Widdicombe, who was instructed if there were no indications
of blame attaching to the management, no inquest would be held,
and the remains were buried yesterday afternoon, S. F. Quinlivan
superintending the making of the
coffin and burial personally.
Dr. Schaich was present with the
deceased continuously for three or
four hours during the night, and
did everything in his power to relieve the suffering of the unfortunate man. The Dr. says there was
u cut in the scalp from ear to ear
which was lifted almost completely
from the skull, the latter being not
in the least fractured.
Davis was severely cut about the
head and fiace, and hand, but no
bones were broken, and he was able
after medical patching to be about
Later information gleaned from
hie countrymen shows Milwick's real
name to have been Novas. A silver watch and $15 in money were
found on his person.
Hon. C. H. Mackintosh Nominated.
Rossland, April 10.���The Conservative convention for the Rose-
land riding met to-day, and, amid
great enthusiasm, nominated C. H.
Mackintosh for the place of member of the provincial parliament.
The nomination was by acclamation, as there seemed to be no
member of the Conservative party
who desired to rival him for the
place. The convention was made
up of delegates from the Boundary
towns and Rossland and Trail. A
well attended ratification meeting
was held this evening. The principal speaker was Mr. Macintosh,
and he promised, if elected, to do
all that he could to develop and
put on a better footing than at
present the mining interests of
British Columbia.
A Debauch Ends in Cremation.
Rossland, April 9lh. ��� Joshua
Wayne had been sober for several
months, hut on Saturday night he
became intoxicated, mid did not go
home until 5 o'clock Sunday morning, to the shack which he occupied
on Kootenay avenue. In someway
it caught fire at 5:40, and J. Stussi
hurried to the window and saw
Wayne sitting at a table, his hands
outstretched, and caught him by
the arm and endeavored to pull
him out through the window. Stussi
pulled till some of the flesh came
off the unfortunate man's arm and
then the heat became so great that
he was obliged to beat a hasty retreat. The fire alarm was turned
in, but by the time the firemen
arrived the structure was in flames
and the unfortunate man was
burned almost to a crisp. Wayne
was about 50 years of age and at
one time was a teamster but for
the past year has been a gambler
and dealt for Can Leahy. He had
$250 in paper money on him when
he went home, and this was die-
troyed with his clothing.
Preparations are being made hy
many ptirties interested in this
camp to commence operations at
Work is to commence on the
Mother Lode this week.
The Jackson Bros, are here looking after their interests in the
Mother Lode, Unexpected and other
Burnt Basin properties.
The Unexpected is to be opened
up at once. Men and supplies are
going in to-day.
Messrs. Keller & Kerr with their
outfits and men, are going to start
work on their Oberne group in
the North Burnt Basin. It is their
intention to do considerable work
on these well known claims.
Mike Shick "the old war horse,"
is again on his usual range and
is looking for Home as good things
as he has found in the past.
Development on Cooper's Solid
Gold group progresses very favorably, the quality and quantity of
shipping ore in sight and being
taken out reaching highest expectations.
Rumors and reports of deals being made and of properties to be
opened up make it appear to us
that this will be a "Gladstone"
Some as fine samples of the Cascade M. & M Co., were brought to
town last week as are generally
ever seen in any country. The
Cascade group is situated about
four.miles from here towards Norway mountain.
A Good Display of Local Ore.
To get a good idea of the character and grade of ore, or mineralized rock, taken from prospects
nearby to Cascade, one will do well
to visit the townsite office here.
Mr. Stocker has made it a point to
gather in from time to time such
samples as he could get possession
of until now he has got quite a
creditable display of samples from
the embryo mines in this section.
It is Mr. Stooker's desire to enlarge
this display and he can he materially assisted by those owning claims,
if they will leave specimens with
him. He is willing to give all the
���pace necessary in his office for
such display, which might prove
the means of interesting capitalists
to the extent of causing them to
make an examination of some of
the claims producing the specimens.
At any rate, there can be no harm
done, and there is a chance of accomplishing good by exhibiting
publicly the local mineral products.
Gen. Gatacre is on his way home
to England.
A Mining Engineer Supposed to be in
the Employ of the C. P. R.
A Big Quarry of Lime Flux, 200 Feet Wide, Said
to Have Been Discovered a Short Distance
Above the Siding.
From what is considered reliable
sources, The Record learns that a
party representing the C. P. R. hat
heen in town this week, and hat
also been making a careful inspection of what is said to be an immense body of lime flux, or a kind
of rock especially suitable for
smelting purposes. The vein or
body of rock is reported to be nearly 200 feet wide and of unknown
The quarry is located a short
distance above Sutherland siding,
and we understand is the property
of the railway company. The
supposition is that the C. P. R. is
about to begin development work
on the claim with a view to obtaining actual knowledge of the extent
and adaptability of the material
for the purposes for which it is desired for their Trail smelter, and
it will also be convenient to the
smelter which is promising at Cascade when conditions shall be ripe
for the beginning of such an enterprise here.
The development and working of
this quarry would give employment
to 25or 30 men, and it is hoped that
the surmise in regaid to it is well
Mr. J. D Sullivan, assistant
engineer of the Columbia & Western
railway is in the Boundary Creek
country. One of the dams that is
being constructed on the north
fork of the Kettle river is directly
under one of the railway bridges.
This will necessitate the readjustment of the bridge and he is over
to oversee the work. He reports
that the spur to the Mother Lode
has been completed, and the shipments from that mine will shortly
be commenced. The branch to
the Brandon-Golden Crown and
Winnipeg mines is graded and already for the tracklaying. and this
will soon he done. This will place
these mines in a  position  to ship.
Hon. Hewitt Bostock, M. P., is-
on his way home.
It is reported that Col. Baden-
Powell, commander at Mafeking.
is dead. 2
April 14, 19(l��
The politics of the average Hibernian are said to be "agin thegov'n-
ment;"to an Englishman it appears
a matter of much wonderment that
every Canadian is not, in one respect, of the same persuasion, and
with better excuse. For if there is
one country on earth which has
been systematically "jobbed" from
east to west, it is Canada. The jobber has been the Canadian Pacific
Railroad, and its tool has been the
government for the time being.
The jobber has been wise in his
generation; he has taken in hand
the printer and the politician,
moulded them to his will, and
bought them at his own valuation
���a not over-complimentary valuation, the price of a cheap "ad." or,
mayhap, some free transportation.
Likewise, he has made equally careful selection of his other supporters
and has so arranged that it is difficult to assemble any representative
body of men without discovering
therein a banker, lawyer, journalist,
land agent, or other prominent man
���whose private interests lie in the
direction of stifling opposition to
the C. P. R.
Nothing succeeds like success,
and this fin de siecle Frankenstein
with an iron heart, a stone soul, and
the earth-hunger in its eyes, which
has, in the unconscious but regally
wittv language of one of its supporters, "united the Atlantic to the
Pacific with a band of steal," (sic.l),
has succeeded beyond all dreams
and above all deserts. Mayhap it
has succeeded too well. But there
are signs of a change, and at the
eleventh hour, on the last lap and
At the meeting of the ways, this
great corporation may find retribution awaiting it.
It has already met discomfiture.
To Moyie, to Cascade, to Grand
Forks, and to Columbia alike in
turn the Frankenstein marched; to
each it cried "give, give!" Cascade
and Columbia, in the innocence of
their virgin hearts, gave freely; gave
their "birthright for a mess of pottage," and to-day���well, they still
have their mess of pottage, and
sometimes, when a stranger strikes
the town, beans and bacon also.
Grand Forks and Moyie gave not;
they declined to become second-rate
sycophants; they resented highway
robbery, and to-day they hold their
own and have added largely to it;
they have gained in Keif-respect, in
outside support, and in all material
welfare. Grand ForkB has established, among other bodies, a strong
Board of Trade, and successfully
inaugurated a powerful Liberal Association, and the first official act
of each institution has been to pass
a resolution heartily favoring the
granting of a charter for tbe construction of the Kettle River railway.
Irrespective of all or any political faith, Cascade, individually or
collectively, will do well to follow
suit; vast efforts will be needed to
break down the existing monopoly,
aud secure for this district the railway competition it absolutely needs,
and no seeming appearance of success, too   often   the  "Will o' the
wisp" of failure, must delude the
Every miner in the Boundary
country knowing the grade of ore
the district produces must recognize
the necessity for cheap hauling; the
existence or creation of scores of
mines with employment for thousands of workers, will be absolutely
dependent upon economical rates,
both for hauling and smelting.
Competition only will secure those
rates. It is equally obvious to the
miner that, in order to secure that
healthy margin between the price
of labor and the cost of existence,
which makes life worth living, the
merchant must be enabled to lay
down his goods at less extravagant
prices. Competition only will secure the necessary freight rates-
Further than this, railway construction in itself, causing as it dr.es,the
disbursement of many thousands
for labiSr and supplies, brings in its
trail a temporary wave of prosperity which the prudent man well
know* how to profit by. Let it
then be the houndeii duty of every
inhabitant of the Boundary country to constitute  himself a  select
committee for the encouragement of
railroad enterprise.
And the charter grunted���setting
aside government ownership���due
protection and provision for existing [towns, institutions and incorporations on the proposed route,
may well be insisted on.
It should further be made impossible for railroad contractors, endowed with special privileges and
low freight rates to retail inferior
goods at exorbitant profits to the
detriment of local merchants; more
particularly should it be made impossible for the contractors' servants
to establish on their own accounts in
assumed names retail trading depots from which to distribute at
non-competitive rate goods obtained
on the cheap from their employers'
stocks. Stanley Mayall.
It is said that Andrew Laidlaw
has formed a com puny to build a
smelter. Of course both Greenwood
and Grand Forks expect to secure
the smelter. R. L. Armit, it ie
also said, will build an ore sampler,
and he may locate in this or tha
"metropolis." In the meantime
The Record would respectfully
direct the attention of Mr. Laidlaw
and Mr. Armit to the fact that
Cascade possesses advantages si
perion to those of either Grand
Forks or Greenwood for the location
of their proposed enterprises.
The people of any town must
���taud together if they would win.
A house divided against itself cannot stand, and if a community is
desirous of showing its full strength
the people must work in unison.
President Shaughnessy of the
C. P. R. declared before the railway
committee of parliament that he
wished to Bee the Kettle River Valley railway bill defeated, so that he
would have a free hand iu the
Boundary District, and thus be
able to give lower rates to mine*
owners and other business men
than he would otherwise be able to
give them. There is logic in his
contention,provided he is honorable,
and intends to keep his word. If
two railways were competing with
each other for the trade of this district, each would have to make
such profits as would pay the
interest on the cost of construction
and the running expenses. The
two railways could not be run for
any great length of time at a loss
to the shareholders, and, if rates
through competition fell below the
paying point, the managers would
in self-defence be compelled to
make an agreement to increase
rates to such an extent as to make
the railways pay. There might be
a war of rates for a time, but it
could not last long, as those who
controlled the railways would not
be guilty of the folly of losing
money daily when by a friendly
agreement they could increase the
rates to such an extent that both
railways could be run at a profit
instead of at a loss.
In such a case, the people of the
Boundary District would be compelled to pay the interest on the
cost of construction of the two roads
instead of one, and also to pay the
running expenses of two roads instead of one. The passenger and
freight rates would, therefore, be
higher, than it would be necessary
that they should be in order to
iinike one road pay. Those who
contend that the competition of two
roads must of necessity result in
lower rates, forget that the two
railways cannot be long run at a
loss, and that the managers must
by an agreement increase the
rates so as to make both railways
pay. In the long run it increases
rates to build competing lines, as
the competing railways must either
stop running or the people served
must pay the expenses of running
nil of them and also the interest
on the cost of construction of all of
The ownership of railways by the
government would rid us of the
folly of building unnecessary railways with the object of getting
lower rateB through competition.
The government would never build
two railways where only one wa.-��
required or three where only two
were required. They would never
build any railway unless the
building of it was shown to he
absolutely necessary. Then there
would be no such thing as
watering stock, and the people
would simply have to pay the interest on the actual cost of construc
tion of such railways as were actually needed, while at present
they often have to pay interest on
two or three times the actual cost
of construction of several railways
in a district, where only one is
needed. If a railway cost the gov-
ernment$10,000,000,they would not
water the stock and attempt to collect dividends on $20,000,000, as a
corporation would. They would
simply impose such rates as would
pay the interest on $10,000,000 and
furnish money for running the
road. As the government can borrow money at a lower rate than
any corporation, the amount paid
on the $10,000,000 would be much
lower than any railway corporation
would have to pay.
It is absurd to bring up the case
of the Intercolonial Railway as an
argument against the government
ownership of railways. No business men on the face of the earth
would have ever thought of building that railway as a commercial
undertaking. It was built solely
for political reasons. It had to be
built in order to get the maritime
provinces to come into the Canadian confederation. It runs for
part of its length through a very
sparsely populated territory, where
the snow is often twelve feet deep
in the winter, and where there is
scarcely any traflic for it. It is very
much longer than it would be if its
course were even a distant approach
to a straight line. It is folly to
judge the ownership of railways by
such an utterly untenable standard
Mr. Shaughnessy is quite logical
in saying that he can afford to gh e
lower rates if he has the enure
business of this district to himseif.
Iu such a case he will simply have
to charge such rates as will pay the
running expenses and the interest
on the cost of construction of one
road, and will be able to depend on
the entire business of this district
to furnish the money. If ther
were two roads he would still have
to charge such rates as would pay
the running expenses and the interest on the cost of construction,
while the other road would have to
do the same thing. As the two roads
would have to divide the income,
they would, by friendly agreement,
have to charge such rates as would
pay the cost of the construction of
the two roads, and also the running
expenses of both roads, and such
rates would have to be much higher
than one road would have to charge
if it had all the business. The idea
of getting lower rates by means of
competition is based upon a delusion, as the owners of railroads are
not such fools as to run them at a
loss, when by a friendly agreement
they can avoid doing so. This is
purely a matter of honor on the
part of Mr. Shaughnessy. If he
chooses to act the part of an honorable man, he can certainly give
lower rateB than he could if there
were two railways here to be provided for. John Simpson.
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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, 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 4
Published on Siilimliiys  al   Cascade,  It. C,
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Advertising Rutos Furnished on Application.
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In Manitoha the people seem to
be unanimously in fayor of tlie
government ownersliip of railways.
���.In the legislature a vote was recently taken, which appeared to show
that the members without any exception were in favor of such a
change in railway ownership. Hon.
Hugh John McDonald, the Conservative premier, is well-known to
be strongly in favor of government
ownership, und the Liberal ex-premier, Hon. Thomas Greenway, appears to bold the same views. The
principle of government ownership
seems to be held in high esteem not
only in Manitoba but through the
North-West Territories. A settler
from one of the Western States, who
recently took up a homestead near
Edmonton, wrote back to his old
home, that men who favored the
government ownership of railways
were looked upon as wise patriots
in Alberta, He said they did not
have the words "Anarchist" and
"Fool" shouted at them as in the
United States.
While other towns in the Boundary are complaining of dull times,
conditions are materially and daily
improving in Cascade. Quite a
spirited inquiry for farming lands
in this vicinity is noticeable. The
fact is there is much more tillable
soil in the valleys of the Kettle
river and its tributaries, than is
generally believed.
Since the defeat of the effort to
necure a charter from the Dominion
government for the proposed Kettle River Valley railway, a movement has been started in Grand
Forks for a tramway from that city
to Republic, and notice is given
that an application will be made
to the next British Columbia legislature for a charter  for the same.
It so happens that we i-.re in receipt of two commutations bearing
on the same subject this week���railway competition���and print them
side by side on the 2d page. Who
will say great minds run in the
same grooves ? There are good
grounds for argument, at least, on
both sides of the great railway
Mr. Macintosh's platform iB not
altogether satisfactory to the Conservatives of Cascade. They say it
lacks the clearness and directness
which characterizes Mr. Martin's
The roasting of ore at the Granby smelter began Wednesday.
April 14, 18W
This is a great "boom" country.
Just now there is a furious rush to
see who can heap the greatest
amount of senseless and unreasonable abuse and ridicule upon Joseph
Martin, and the small fry are following the bell-sheep. It seems as
though by this time one of the
many popinjay journals hounding Mr. Martin should be able to
resurrect something against him
on which to found a veritable complaint worthy of consideration, if
there is anythingof that sort buried
Mr. Martin's Platform.
On the 7th page of this issue of
the Record will be found Premier
Martin's platform on which he
stands before the people. It is
right and proper that the public
should be conversant with the
principles and theories which actuate a man who aspires to represent and govern for the people. It
is printed at the request of Mr.
Martin and paid for by him. He
is not afraid to have the people
know where be stands on all important issues touching their interests as he sees them.
Again Plowing the Placid  Waters of Christina Lake.
Ben. Lavalley informs The Record
that his steamboat, the Myrtle B.,
is again in operation for the season
of 1900 on Christina lake, and that
he is prepared to make contracts
in tbe carrying line on the lake.
The steamer and rowboats will at
all times be at command for excursion parties, or for the transportation of freight. At the lower end of
the lake a large red flag will be
used to signal for the steamer or
rowboats. Capt. Lavalley from
bis wharf, can readily see, with the
the aid of a field glass, any such
signals. There will be great sport
on the lake this summer, and numerous camping parties from Rossland and elsewhere will spend the
hot season there, fishing, hunting
and bathing.
A Huge Horse Contract.
A contract to buy 30,000 to 35,-
000 horses for the British government was completed by the British
officials the past week. The horses
are for cavalry resiments and the
artillery service in South Africa,
and they will cost several million
dollars. This is the largest single
order of horses ever placed in the
United States.
The horses must conform practically to the United States army's
strict requirements, in size, breed
and soundness. This limits the
choice practically to the breeds
reared on the producing centers of
Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. Buffalo has been
selected as the point of inspection
where horses will be taken by the
contractors who  will  act as   the
British government's agents when
accepted at Buffalo. The horses,
when sufficiently rested, will be
shipped to New York city and loaded on transports in lots of about
The British army purchasing
agent went to Buffalo on Wednesday to inspect the yards there.
He hopes to get his horses at the
rate of 5000 a week.
Provincial Officer Darraugh was
in town this week.
"Lord Bobs" was out making his
initial social calls in Cascade, the
other day.
A pair of bay horses with remnants of harness are ranging around
in the woods north of town.
The Canadian quarentine against
Republic and the South, has been
raised. Tbe smallpox scare has
blown over.
Messrs. Bremner and McLeod of
the Dominion Supply compauy are
expected in Cascade the coming
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Anderson entertained Rev. McCoy and Robert
Kelman at dinner Tuesday evening.
Good Friday was generally observed as a holiday by the custom
house officer, school, merchants and
The whistle of the Earle steam
saw-mill this week has tended to
add to the inspiring influences
that go to make indications of
local industry. At present the mill
is being run on order work.
J. A. Heard and John Beasley
of the Little Jack and Zoie Belle
mining properties, were in town
Friday. They left some very fine
specimens of ore at the Townsite
The Dominion Supply company
has sold its stock and good will to
some local parties. It was not desired to make their names public
just yet, hence we refrain from divulging the same.
Mr. John Simpson is spending
his Easter holidays in Grand Forks.
Work on the big flume is progressing most favorably, and Contractor Quinlivan is keeping hit
working force up to the fullest capacity.
During his visit in Cascade the
past week Rev. McCoy was entertained at Laurel Ridge where a few
of his friends were invited to meet
him Wednesday evening.
Just as we go to press, we learn
by letter that the Cascade Water
Rights, including the $500,000 development works under way here
have been purchased by the London
& B. C. Gold Fields Co., from the
former charter holders, the Dominion Mining Development and
Agency Co. This is probably the
greatest single property transfer
in respect to purchase price that has
ever taken place in the Boundary
country. It means much to Cascade.
SEALED TENDI'IKS, addreised to the Post-
muster Qeneral, will be received at Ottuwa
until Noon, on 25th May, tor the conveyance of
Her Majesty's Mails. *n a proposed Contract tor
four yean, 13 times per week each way, between
the Cascade Post Olllee nml Columbia k Western
Railway Station, from the Is: Jnly next.
Printed notices contain,' further information
aa to conditions of proposed contract may be
seen and blank forms of Tender may be obtained
at the Post Offices of Cascade and at this office.
Post Offlee Inspector'! Office,     I
Vancouver, B.C., 13th April, 1900. f
Post Office Inspector.
Certificate of Improvements.
ROMAN EAGLE Mineral Claim, situate in
the Kettle Kiver Mining Division of Yule District.
Where located:���About a mile southeast of Cascade City.
Take Notice that I, P. C. Green, of Nelson, act-
iii!: as agent for J. J. Walker, Free Miner's
Certificate No. Bsi7,625, intend sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaiuig a Crown Grant of the above Claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of April, 1900,
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We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Shoes, Etc.
CASCADE, B. C. April 14, 1900
Our Stock Taking has Revealed Yarious 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!
Clc f>^&^ Selections aT1& ClcaPcst Prices are to be
ftadat tl]e     ���
l C, iron! and Mining Syndicate's 8k
Branches at Gladstone, English Point (Christina lake) and at Eagle City on North Fork.
Assay office and Long Distance Telephone at CASCADE^
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April 14, 180*
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..
The 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.
Kaslo will have a grand celebration on May 24th, the Queens
Work has been re-commenced in
the Le Roi, War Eagle and Centre
Star in Rossland Camp.
Steel has been laid on the Dead-
wood spur to the last trestle on the
other side of the Sunset. Just
across the trestle as team shovel is
in operation cutting out a sidetrack
-for the Mother Lode, and the material is used for ballasting the
A new rate on coal hetween Lethbridge, Fernie and Greenwood has
gone into effect, says the Times.
The old rate from Fernie to that
city was $3.75 per ton, the new
rate is $3.20, a reduction of 55
cents per ton. Between Lethbridge
and that point the old rate was
14.35, the present rate is $3.80, being a similar reduction of 55 cents
per ton. The rate was effective
from the first instant.
James Baxter, the well known
private hanker, and Ferdinand
Lemieux, the ex-accountant of the
Ville Marie hank, were sentenced
in Montreal by Judge Wurtele to
five years each in the penitentiary
upon the charge of having conspired to rob the Ville Marie bank.
The Judge was severe in his comments before he passed sentence.
Baxter made an appeal for mercy,
claiming he was innocent.
Victoria, April 9.���The Conservative association at their adjourned meeting this evening decided  to
adopt party lines  for  the coming
provincial campaign.
Sydney, New South Wales,
April 9.���Ninety-three caseB of bu
bonic plague and 29 deaths from
the disease have occurred here.
Thursday next has been appointed
as a day of intercession and prayer
for relief from the plague.
Ottawa, April 10���A cable was
received to-day from Lord Strath-
cona asking for a contingent of 50
men to he forwarded to South
Africa at once to join the Strath-
cona Horse and be ready to till the
vacancies which may he caused hy
casualties or in other ways. It is,
therefore, apparent that the Strath-
cona Horse will be at once sent into
action, und it is accordingly intended to keep the regiment up to its
full strength. The department of
militia will see that the order is at
once carried out. Plainsmen and
mounted police will be selected, the
same as was done in the first
Dominion Finances.
The annual statement of the
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, for the year
ending March 31 shows a net increase over 1899 of ��11,899,377, of
which ��7,462,801 occurred in the
last quarter, evidently due to the
immense payments for the release
of bonded goods previous to the
budget announcement.
Sipido, who attempted to assassinate the Prince of Wales, had accomplices, and they are already in
the toils of the strong arm of the
P. BURN5 & CO.'S
fislj anb Oysters, give anb ftresseb Poultry
F. GRIBI, Hgr.
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, Houldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made.
$����-* Correspondence Solicited.
That We
Can Do
All Kinds
Styles of
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A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skill
Will Prove.
Give Us a Trial.
KK3K2K3&3K3K2K3K3K3K3SSK3K3K2K:K:K3K2K3K3KJK:K2K3CS:K2K} April 14, 1000
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 candidate? for Ihe Legislature.
2. The hringing 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
v 1899. containing anti-Mongolian
clauses if disallowed as proposed
by the Dominion Government"
6. To take a firm stand in every
oilier 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 compelling the adoption of proper
safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to the Eight-
hour Law the Government will
continue to enforce the law 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
u 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 itB 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 he repealed.
9. To restablish the London
Agei.cy 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 invest-
\    ment of capital.
10. The retaining of the resources of the Province as an asset
for the benefit of the people, and
taking effective measures to prevent
the alienation of the public domain,
except to actual settlers or for actual
bona fide business, or industrial
purposes, putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection with the same.
11. The taking of active meas
ures 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 construction of Government roads and
trails, to provide by the employment of competent civil engineers
and otherwise that the 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 withnuch 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 grant; and no such bonus to
be granted except upon the condition that a fair amount of the bonds
or shares of the company be transferred to the Province, and effective
means taken to give the Province
control of the freight and passenger
rates, and provision made against
such railway having any liabilities
against it except actual cost.
18. To take away from the
Lieutanant ��� 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
tn hnical instruction to miners and
prospectors.   JOSEPH MARTIN.
Cecil Rodes is in England telling
the people how much he enjoys liberation from a Boer prison.
America's Great Transcontinental Line
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 trains
from Revelstoke and Kootenay
St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays (or Montreal and Boston. Same
cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
Direct Connection via Robson to and Irom all
Leave CASCADE Arrive
16.34 Daily ex. Sun. 13.21
For rates and full Information address nearest 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.
C H. THOMAS, Proprietor.
The Original and ( lest Hotel in this
part of the district. He Auarters 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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April II. IWW
The addition to 0.  H
ham in about completed.
Stage coaches are now running
hetween Cascade and Grand Forks.
It is reported that the ledge in
the Avon mine in Gladstone camp
has been penetrated.
The public school here was adjourned Thursday afternoon till
Monday,on aceountof the holidays,
Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Joe Piane, the man who.had been
confined to his room in the Bear
house here for nearly two months,
with inflammatory rheumatism, is
so far recovered as to be able to
take out-door exercise.
Mr. Robt. Kelman, accountant
in the office of Engineer Anderson,
left by Friday night's train for
Vancouver, where he goes to attend
the wedding of a sister, which takes
place next Tuesday. He will be
absent about a week.
Rev. Joseph McCoy returned from
Vernon last Saturday, and held services in the Presbyterian church
here Sunday, morning and evening.
Monday he went to Gladstone.
Thursday he went to Phoenix, and
will preach there to-morrow.
Finlay A. Sinclair, formerly customs assistant to Geo. C. Rose of
Cascade has been appointed a preventive officer in Her Majesty's
customs, James A. McRae, inspc-
tor of Indian agencies, Ottawa, has
been appointed commissioner of
police for British Columbia and
the Northwest.
G. J. Simmons has been engage
this week with a crew of six men
making a deviation in the county
road a short distance above the big
dam. The new portion of the road
is about one-half a mile in length,
and was rendered necessary by high
water caused in a measure by backwater from the dam.
The high water in the Kettle
river last week resulted in filling
the boom of the Water Power Co. at
the dam with debris and saw-logs.
As a precautionary measure a force
of men was put to work to relieve
the boom by running the catch
through the dum. John Earle
with another crew wiih on hand to
reclaim the good saw-logs, of which
effort he made a fair success. Many
people repaired to the dam last
Sunday to witness the high water
scene and the activity of the men
engaged. Several narrow escapes
from drowning were reported;
among them were Messrs. Shafer,
Earle, Nesbit and Kerr, whom we
yet have with us in the flesh.
Grand   Forks,   notwithstanding
ARE Headquarters
AIM is to carry the
Best of Everything.
Our T^robe HAS GR0WN
yjui   (ji uoe t0 8Uch propor.
tions that we buy in large quantities, and can make the Hotel Keeper, Mine Owner or Prospector every
inducement to trade with us. If
you should need
Blacksmith's Coal
K'or s""��p'��8 Powder
Caps or Fuse
In largeor small lots, give us a call.
MY ud GRAIN constantly on U
The Wm. Hamilton
the fact that at. least half a dozen
each of great factories and smelters
have been erected there in the past
year���in the papers���many of the
business men are said to he putting
stamps bottom side up on their
letters as one of the means of keeping up the boom spirit.
At a meeting of Liberal-Conservatives called to appoint a delegate
for the Rossland convention, the
suggested nominee, Mr. Stanley
Mayall, having explained that business would prevent his departure,
a proxy was drawn up in favor of
a non-resident Mackintosh supporter. At the Rossland meeting all
proxies were disallowed, but as the
convention supported Mr. Macintosh unanimously Cascade Conservatives are pleased with the result achieved.
D. D, Ferguson and Richard
Darrow have degun work on their
claims on Castle mountain, just
across the river from town. There
has been constant and active exploration work going on on Castle
mountain the past few weeks, and
some splendid specimens have been
brought in.
Mr. Roderick McRae and family
will begin a tour of Similkameen
country next week. He has been
delaying his trip in order to enjoy
warm weather, as they are to travel
in a camp wagon.
Cascade has experienced another
coal oil famine this week.
Plans Drawn and Estimates
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
Seeing and Obsesving are Different Things.
Cascade City, like so many other
towns in the Boundary country, is
situated an unconscionably long
way from the railway station, and
the train stops just long enough to
allow the unwary passenger to get
nicely away to the end of the platform, lighting up a fresh cigar,
when the conductor, with a malicious hnmor, as it seems, shouts:
"All aboard I" To see a coroulent
passenger, thus caught, endeavor to
"save his bacon" by a sprint for
the rear platform of the last car,
iB said to be one of the most refreshing spectacles to he witnessed in
that great country. Cascade City
has al least a beautiful site and
plenty of elbow room.
The foregoing is an extract from
a letter written by a correspondent
of the Victoria Colonist, and which
appeared in that paper on the 7fch
inst. The correspondent is in
error as to the distance of Cascade
from the railway station. Owing
to the height of ground between
the station and the town, the latter
cannot be seen by the former, and
this evidently made the correspondent, who did not stop off here,
think that the town was a long
way off, while it was in fact, within
a short distance of him.


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