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THE CASCADE RECORD
Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
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Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, MAY 12, 1900.
No. 27.
IN THE BURNT BASIN MINES
Great Activity ia a Mining Section Near
Cascade.
TUNNEL  FOR  THE   MOTHER  LODE
Peerless, Hilltop, Tammany, Jackstraw, Meek,
lenberg, Ennismore, Havana, Kitty, Al*
deen, Tunnel, Mother Lode, Unexpected,
John Bull���AH Active and Promising.
Pei'hups there is no section of
mining interests tributary to Cascade forging ahead with more persistency and promise than is the
Burnt Basin region. Some of the
parties interested directly in the
mines in the basin have been interviewed by the Rossland Miner,
from whose reports we glean the
'following:
The   Burnt   Basin,   near Glad
stone, from present indications,
promises to develop into one of the
best little mining camps iu West
Kootenay. Owing to the early
spring there is already a considerable n:b in her of men working in the
Basin, ami nearly every day new
finds are being made. A contract
was let some little while ago for a
50-foot tunnel on the Mother lode,
and work is being rapidly pushed
j)ii it. It is being run in 011 a fine
quaitz vein, carrying good values
in gold and copper, and in the face
of the  tunnel there is  fully 312 on si.^rock mountain
feet of ore  between  very  denned
ings. The claims me being surveyed and crown grants will be applied
for shortly. He visited the Ennismore, Mother Lode, Unexpected,
Mecklenburg, John Bull ami other
properties, all of which are working
with good prospects. The uorth basin is also coming to the front as a
good field for in vestment. Good
reports are coming in from the Cascade group, mi this side of Gladstone, and altogether the camp is
busy. The surface showings are
probably some of the best in the
Kootenay The Solid Gold group
is showing up splendidly. The
Jackson brothers have a very
promising property in the Contact,
which is not far from the Mother
Lode. There are other very promising claims in the district, and Mr.
Hunter, Bert Ray, Arthur Gowing
and others are pushing development work, and before the snow
flies again, there is. every prospect
that Burnt Basin Will be one of the
best camps in this flourishing section. The season is fully six weeks
earlier than last year, giving prospectors a splendid opportunity to
open up new claims.
have been here this week, inspecting the Dykehead group of claims,
in which they are interested with
James Kelley. They proceed ed to
Grand Forks yesterday.
LOCAL MINING NOTES.
Civil Engineer Frank Oliver, and
Hector McPherson, of Rossland,
have iieen inspecting mining properties in Burnt Basin this week.
Dave Good and Angus Cameron
have been doing assessment work
this week on claims held  by them
walls. The Jackson brothers have
struck a good quartz vein ou the
Contact claim, and from the appearance of the ore it should carry
very good values. Work is going
ahead on the Meek lenberg, Peerless,
Hill Top, Tammany and Jackstraw
claims, with very favorable results,
and everything points to a season
of great activity in the district.
John Sinclair, foreman of the
Ennismore property, has just uncovered a very strong ledge of magnetic iron ami galena. Mr. T. E.
Plewman of Rossland, has just finished assessment work on the Havana claim, and has found some
very fine magnetic iron aud galena.
Work is being pushed on a number of other claims as well, a^d the
prospects for the Burnt Bosin are
very bright.
Mr. Will. B. Townsend, J. P., recently made hi* annual trip to
Burnt Basin, and reports that he
found everything looking very prosperous in that section. He is very
much pleased at the showings on
the properties in which he is interested. The Kitty, Aldeen and Tunnel claims have   splended show-
Dick Darrow has been engaged
this week doing assessment work
on the Pansy on Castle mountain,
a little northeast of Cascade. The
Pansy is owned by himself and D.
D. Ferguson.
The Gribi brothers are developing a new location, the C. P. R.,
which adjoins the Teller claim up
near Sutherland creek.
It is reported that 19 miners got
off the train at Gladstone Saturday
last, and went to their respective
claims in the vicinity, to do assessment work. Among the party were
three mining engineers. It was also
reported that work on the Mother
Lode will be resumed. The shaft
will be pumped out. The base ore
lead which is 30 feet wide, has been
worked in two different places. On
the old workings the shaft is down
90 feet, and sinking will now be
proceeded with.
John Kolstad and J. Lyngholm
will soon proceed to Gladstone to
do assessment work on the Bergen
claim, owned by them.
Scott McRae and James McLaren,
the latter coming from Kamloops,
BRIEF LOCAL MENTION.
Rev W. A Alexander of Columbia, held services in Cascade last
Sunday, the hew minister not having arrived as expected.
The floodwood at the dam had to
be blown tip Wednesday, it having
packed in below the surface of the
water and become almost one solid
mass. The past ten days the operations of a gang of men engaged in
sluicing the driftwood, has attracted a good deal of attention from
soni)e of our citizens.
Mifh credit is due Mrs. Wolverton and Miss Kate Cameron for the
interest they have taken in the welfare of the little Thompson children. They planned and carried to
a successful issue, the recent benefit
entertainment; and now the little
children appear in neat, new clothing, and what sewing was needed
in its preparation, these kindly
disposed, ladies did entirely.
Mr. Thomas Price, of Sutherland
has been appointed a road overseer, anil is now engaged in touching up the Boundary roads in various sections. In that line Mr. Price
;8 experienced, and his selection
for this work was a good one.
We understand that Rev. Mr.
McCoy will leave Phoenix April 21,
and be inducted to the labors of
his new charge at Vernon April 23.
We congratulate both Mr. McCoy
and the Presbyterian church society of Vernon, for we know the latter will have reason to be glad of
its choice for a pastor, and we believe the former will find a field of
christian labor in his new location
where success will crown his efforts
as it always does, and where he
can he re-united with his family.
The.health regulations which
have been in force here the past few
months to provide against the
spread of smallpox having been
suspended, Officer Widdicombe is
relieved from duty here in that
connection. This will deprive Cascade of his police services also,
which is tt> be very much regretted.
However, a petition has been numerously signed by citizens asking
for Mr. Widdiconihe's retention
here for police protection, at least
during thecontiimation of the work
on the raceway of the Cascade Water Power Co. It is to be sincerely
hoped the powers that be will
grant the prayer of the petitioners. D would be no more than
simple justice.
FOUR RICH MINING CLAIMS
In Christina Lake District on Sutherland Creek.
DYKEHEAD,TELLER,LINCOLN,TENNESSEE
$3,500 Worth of Development Work Done en
These Cliams���Ledges from SO to 60
Feet Wide-Assays from $12 to $50-
Mammoth Gold and Copper Propositions
Of all the mining enterprises in
the Christina Lake district, it is
perfectly safe to accord to the Dykehead group, owned jointly by Jas.
Kelley, Scott McRae and Jas. McLaren, the honor of leadership,
though there are many close seconds.
The Dykehead group is located
in a gore formed by Sutherland
Creek and the C. P. R. railway
roadbed. The group consists of the
Teller, Dykehead, Lincoln anil
Tennessee. Mr. Kelley has been for
the past five years almost constantly engaged in the development of
these claims, which have now been
carried beyond the stage of prospects���they are mines, marvelously
rich and extensive. The development work consists in part of a
35-foot tunnel, 35 or 40-foot shaft
ami probably a thousand feet of
open cut work, where the ledges
and veins have been laid bare.
In the near future that group of
claims will be the wonder of this region, and while Mr. Kelley will be
handsomely and deservedly rewarded for his long years of persistent toil and dogged perseveience.
their extensive operation will not
only have enriched their locator,
but Cascade will enjoy a period of
prosperity created directly by contact with the works, and indirectly
by the impetus given to the milling
interests in this whole mineral bolt.
The biggest mining deal in the
Slocan for many months has been
put through by Frank Woods, who
is superintendent of the Last
Ghttncp, having disposed of his one
tenth interest for $100,000. The
purchaser is Dr. Hendricks, of
Minneapolis, one of the biggest
shareholders. Dr. Hendricks went
up to the mine early in the week
accompanied hy some capitalists
from Seattle and Milwaukee. It
may he that he has bought for
them. Eighteen months ago Mr.
Wood refused $65,000 for his tenth
interest. 	
The rains of the past few days
have greatly refreshed and beautified the face of Dame Nature. *������.. ....II.I..'J*J,     1. .���!'���;	
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MERCANTILE:
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Our Stock Taking has Revealed Various Remnants and
Slightly Shop-soiled Goods which we will Sell
. AT COST!
WE CAN ALSO SUPPLY
Hardware, Boots, Clothing, Drugs, Stationery,
Groceries, and all Miners' Requirements, at the
Lowest Rates in Town!
Cle #i��SC8t Sections anb CbeaPcs^ prices, arc to be
ftad at %
iiii Syndicates Store.
Branches at Gladstone, English Point (Christina lake) and at Eagle City on North Fork.     t ,
Assay office and Long Distance Telephone at CASCADE.
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THE CASCADE RECORD
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QOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP OF RAILWAYS.
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The management of a system of
railways owned by the government
would not be perfect, niiU objec
tions having some weight have been
brought forward against the establishment of such a system either in
Canada as a whole or in Manitoba,
or British Columbia. It is said
that, if the employees were appointed to positions on account of their
political partisanship, many of
them would he utterly inexperienced and entirely unfit for holding such positions. In such a case
the lives of passengers and the safe
carriage of freight would be endangered by their inexperience and ignorance.
This objection is well grounded
and, in order to get rid of it, it
would he necessary, if government
ownership of railways were established, to place the control of the
national railway system in the
hands of a strictly impartial body
of men, who would entirely discard
party politics in their selection of
railway officials, and appoint such
officials solely on account of their j
merit. If ignorant and inexperienced men received positions on the
government railways merely on account of their party services, accidents would often take place, and
great loss would fall upon the nation on account of them, as the nation would have to meet the damages. It is probable that the iniquitous and degrading system of appointing men to portions solely on
account of their party services iB
partly responsible for the failure of
the Intercolonial Railway to make
a better showing. The people of
Canada are noted for their regularity in going to church, but when it
comes to a choice at an election between the Divine Being and a political party they how the knee to
the political party every time by
electing many unscrupulous politicians, who wish to perpetuate a degrading method of making civil
service appointments. The system
of giving civil service positions on
account of imrty services is degrading to the one who gives and degrading to the one who takes, as it
tends to blacken the hearts und
lessen the honesty of both. In the
British Islands they have a pure
civil service. Appointments and
promotions depend on merit there,
and not on party services. Why
cannot we have the same system in
Canada? Why do our politicians,
who talk so much about their admiration of British institutions,
decline to adopt the British syBtem
of making civil service appointments and promotions depend solely upon merit? Is it because the
church-going statiftics of Canada
form an utterly untenant* ground
on which to base an opinion con*
ceming the morality of the Canadian people? Is it because the Canadian people, while professing to
serve God really serve the devil at
all times, but particularly when an
election takes place? On the one
hand are the professional politicians and the office-seekers. On the
other hand are the Canadian people, whose worship of political parties has a far stronger influence on
them than their love of goodness,
and, who, for this reason, vote for
unscrupulous politicians, who make
appointments to the civil service
according to the dictates of their
own impure hearts. It is no degradation to be an office-seeker,
where merit is the passport to success, but it is a degradation to be
an office-seeker, when one's success
depends on belonging to a particular party, and in no sense on merit.
They have a non-partisan civil service in tbe British Islands, and the
people of Canada can have one if
they wish it. If they are too im
moral to establish a good civil service system, when they have the
power to do so, they deserve to be
oppressed by the railway companies, and it is to be hoped, if such
be the case, that the railway companies will continue to oppress
them. If they choose to place allegiance to self-seeking politicians
before morality at election times,
they deserve to suffer. The management of the railways, if owned
by the government, could be made
strictly non-partisan, if the Canadian people so willed it.
Another objection is that the employees of railway companies b*we
to"rust!e," in order to retain their
positions, while among civil service
men, it is considered the height of
bad form to "rustle." It is said
that the first lesson a civil service
employee must learn, when he obtains an appointment, is how to
kill lime. It is said that some men
when they enter upon civil service
work, commence by working as
hard as they would at anything
else, but that they soon find that
their fellow-employees, and even
superiors, frown upon them for such
reprehensible conduct, and that it
is made so uncomfortable for them
that they have in self-defence t<>
learn the art of taking an hour to
do half-an-hour's w.ork.
This objection is probably also
well-grounded, but an explanation
is not hard to find. This state of
affairs exists because there are many
more men employed in the civil
service than are actually required.
This is due wholly to the fact that
men are appointed on account of
party services. Political henchmen
who have a "pull," are constantly
being addetl to the force of civil
service employees, whose name is
already legion. When ten men are
in an office, where the work can
easily be done by moderate efforts
on the part of five, they must learn
the art of killing time, so as to
make a show of doing something
and so prevent the tax-payers from
grumbling. If, however, the management of  the government rail
ways were non-partisan, no men
would he employed who were not
needed, and those employed would
have to work in order to accomplish
what had to be done. An experienced man like Mr. Shaughnessy
might be placed at the head of tbe
government system of railways and
paid as large a salary as he gets
now. Such a man would see that
the work was properly done, and
that unnecessary men were not employed. Mr. Shaughnessy, if in
such a position, would have a far
nobler occupation than he has now.
At present his great aim is to keep
the people of British Columbia in
shacks so that men living thousands of miles away can make additions to their palaces. If he were
at the head of a government system
of railways his entire aim would be
to uplift, the people of Canada !y
bettering their condition. It is certainly an infinitely higher aim to
seek to better the condition of millions of poor people than to seek to
add to the possessions of a few millionaires, who are already living in
the most luxurious style. A man
who is at the head of a government
system of railways can be a philaii-
thopist, who will be ioved and honored by a whole nation, when alive,
and mourned by a whole nation,
when dead. A man who is the
mere servant of a wealthy corporation, that has no soul, will, in general, be compelled to act in suoh a
manner as to be detested, while
alive, and either forgotten or remembered with bitter feelings,
when dead. John Simpson.
"The way to succeed in this life
is to attend strictly to your own
business."
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghum, "but first you want to organize a trust, so that nothing will
happen that isn't some of your
business."
Who Lost the Watch.
Found���a watch; on the road between Cascade and English Point.
Owner can recover tbe same by applying tn the Postmaster at English
Point and paying for this notice.
MINREAL ACT, 1896.
Certificate ol Improvements.
NOTICE.
ROMAN I.AuLku Minimi Claim, situate in
theGrniid Forks Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located:���About s mile southeast of Cascade City.
Take Notice that I, F. C. Green, of Nelson, acting as agent for .1. J. Walker, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 1127,825, intend sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Cert ideate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtainig 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 ot Im, rovements.
Dated this 5th day of April, 1900,
F. C. GREEN.
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Local Office at Hotel Cascade.
BELL & DUNCAN, Props.
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PLYING ON
BEAUTIFUL CHRISTINA LAKE
Excursion Parties
and Freight
Carried to Order.
Wave the Flag at the foot of the Lake when you
desire either Steamer or Rowboats.
BEN. LAVALLEY, Capt,
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May 12, 190t
THE CASCADE RECORD
Published nil Saturdays,  at  (ascitdi-.  It. C,
BV H. S. TURNER.
siiHscHirrioNM.
Her Year  K.UO
Six Months      1.85
To Foreign Countries    2.h0
Advertising Kates Furnished on Application.
PUBLIC    LANDS    HEDGED     ABOUT    BY
DIFFICULTIES.
It is claimed, generally' understood and lielieved iliat the government is anxious to have its unoccupied lands occupied !>y lionn fide
settlers. However, no one knows
better than the party looking for
pnl>lic lands to settle upon, how
difficult it is, not to find the land,
lint lo ascertain whether it is open
to settlement. The general plan of
the land regulations may he all
that could he desired, tint their operation in detail is defective, which
to a great extent nullifies the good
intended on the part of the government. For instance, relative t��
unsurveyed lands, there is no
means of knowing whether any person has a previous claim, except by
agoing to great expense and trouble
snd then depending on uncertainty.
The local land commissioners usually have convenient a "land law
yer" connected with their offices
who will, for a handsome fee, investigate for the intending settler
The information obtainable from
the commissioner is so meagre that
the settler cannot tell whether he
hits any rights, in fact till he has
expended much time and money,
perhaps to no purpose or gain.
This seems to he the result of the
lax enforcement of the law in the
premises, and is a matter that
should he looked into closely by
the government. The public lands
along the line of the Columbia &.
Western railway should be surveyed, in which case they would
soon betaken up by incoming immigrants. As it is, the uncertainty
and mystery surrounding these
lands operate as a determent and
often an  insurmountable obstacle.
British Columbia's Chosen Mining Representative.
Mr. Angus Stuitrl who is British
Columbia's chosen miuing representative for the Paris Hxposition,
was in town on Thursday, saying
good bye to bis n any  friends here.
Mr, Stuart, though recently located at Greenwood, has considerable
local interests and is part proprietor of the English Point Ranch,
Christina Lake.
Considerable tact has been shown
in Mr. Stu > t's selection for the
post. He is courtcou-. competent
and anxious for his adopted country's welfare; whilst his iong residence here, his mining knowledge
and his linguistic ability will'enable him to carry out his good intentions.
Mr. Stuart goes first to Victoria
to obtain certain necessary information, and thence to Ottawa
where he will recieve final instructions, and secure passage by the
first available boat.
TREADING ON DANGEROUS GROUND.
The Placer Mining (Alien) Act,
which it was claimed was aimed directly at United States citizens, bus
been vetoed. There are some ten
bills affecting private companies in
them preventing the employment
of Japanese which the government
has allowed to pass because they
do not wish to interfere with the
-organization of the companies affected.
In other words, the working men
of British Columbia are to be borne
down and brought into competition
with Japanese and Chinese serf
labor in the interest of foreign trade
relations and to uplift a few men
who have their dollars invested in
mines coal Und mineral.
A government that legislates in
the interest of the dollar as against
the man, cannot stand in these latter days. It is this character of
legislation that, gives socialism its
greatest impetus. In the interest
of a few capitalists interested in
mining, British Columbia is to be
overridden with pauper aliens from
the shores of dnlna and Japan.
The Laurier government could do
nothing to more effectively alienate
the vote of the citizens of this province���nothing more destructive to
tbe interests of the province.
A drove of 37 cows and calves
went through town this morning,
bound for Thos. Mullen's dairy, at
.Nelson, Wash.
Material arguments must have recently been brought to bear on the
Rossland Miner, as in the past week
it has performed a complete political "flop." Has the "barr'l" been
unhooped?
Mr. Hughes, representing the
Grand Fords morning paper, the
Gazette, was in Cascade Thursday,
and succeeded in securing quite a
list, of subscribers.
O.R.Ginnaty.who was formerly in
themilk business in Cascade, is now
located at Joseph, Ore., between
Baker city and Sumpter. He
writes Mr. Fred. Gribi that there
is no country on eaitb with greater
promises for the future than that
has. This is a different view from
that taken hy Mr. Vancleve of that
country.
Still the work on the Cascade
Water Power and Light, company's
great, undertaking here gees bravely and successfully forward. Good
progress is being made, and ere
many weeks the open cut work will
be completed, but several months
will be required on tbe 400-foot
tunnel contract being pushed by
Olaf Olsen, which has been delayed
some by high water, and which has
come a month or mor6 earlier than
is usual.
G. K. Stocker is further beautifying and completing improvements at hisLaural Ridge home by
the erection of a substantial feiic
around the entire premises.
Freighting between Bos��l erg and
Cascade is assuming its old-tin e extensive proportions.
W. L. Lowery wtvs a guest at the
Hotel Cascade last night. He is returning to Rossland from the Similkameen. He says it is a great country, but will be greater when the
railroad gets in there.
P. BURNS & CO.'S
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fist) anb Oysters, ��iue onb ftresseb Poultry
WEINERWUItST AND SAUEIt KRAUT.
F. GRIBI, Hgr.
SECOND AVENUE
CASCADE CITY, B. C.
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The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, riouldings,  Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made.
HcSr* Correspondence Solicited.
JOHN EARLE, Prop,
The Wm. Hamilton
HANUFACTURING COMPANY,
LIMITED.
MINING flACHINERY
PETERBOROUGH, ONT,
 CANADA.
Spokane Falls & Northern Railway Co,
Nelson k Ft, Sheppard Railway Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The only all-rail route hetween nil points east,
west, nnd south to Uossland, Nelson und intermediate points; connecting ut Spokane with the
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and 0. R. k N.
Co.
i onnects at Nelson with steamer Tor Kaslo nnd
all Kootenai hike points.
Connects at Meyers Falls with stage daily tor
Republic, and ������onnects atBossberg with stage
dally for Orand Forks and Greenwood.
LEAVE ARRIVF.
10:20 a m     Spokane     6:30 p m
11:45 n m     Ropelnnd    5:15 p tti
9:15 a in     Nelcon        7:85 p m
H. A. JACKSON,
General Passenger Agent.
>B3IBJICS����*
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
line."
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HERB'S, A   POINTER,
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..
lhe 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.
HE CHOPPED OFF Ml HEADS
01 Hit Fellowbelnit ud Now at 78 He Is
Hunted by Spooks.
Paris wax recently startled by
the newti that old Deibler, the man
who for 35 years chopped off the
headc of French criminals, had attempted to cut his own throat.
It was a novel piece of news for
the boulevard*. Many grinned ut
tlie irony of the situation. The man
\\1m. had killed 160 of his fellow-
beings had tried to kill himself.
But the razor was dull or his hand
shook and the cut was not a dangerous one. He swears that he will
try it again, and a watch has been
placed over him by members of his
family.
Two years ago Deibler retired,
ad his son, who had long heen hit*
chief assistant, succeeded him. The
old man had reach the ripe age of
78. He had acquired plenty of
money, and he decided that he had
worked long enough.
And so, in a pleasant villa on the
outskirts of Paris, like unto an
honest merchant who has prospered
and finally passes the business to
younger hands, Deibler settled down
to a quiet enjoyment of his well-
earned repose.
But now a strange thing takes
place. The hardened cynic who
forced down into the death collar
so many unwilling necks, the man
who could fight with unwilling,
wriggling bodies, bend them under
the knife, v atch their lives spurt
out with tl.eir blood, and sleep a
dreamless bleep (he next night���
that man i�� haunted hy horrible
visions of his past.
The specters of his victims have
risen. By night and by day they
keep him company. They have
poisoned his waking hours, and
filled his sleep with indescribable
terrors. They have made the old
"bourreau" (headsman) howl to
God for mercy.
In vain, for he says that the
ghastly sight and sounds of long
forgotten tragedies haunt him more
and more persistently and that he
would rather die.
Some people reading the accounts
about these things which are published here simply say: "Deibler
has gone crazy, and no wonder. A
man would see ghosts with less excuse than his past charged with human agonies, mutilations and
blood.   Deibler is insane."
The retired executioner does not
ascribe his mental torture to the
presence of ghosts hovering about
him. He is a man of keen intelligence and no superstition at all.
He reasons his trouble with remarkable lucidity and somewhat
to the��e word *:
"For some reason, perhaps lie-
cause of my age or of my present
idleness, my memory has grown to
be the one faculty in which all my
brain power concentrates.
"I used to remember the past,
hut as we all do���vaguely, without
any feeling that it was being re-
enacted again���and these remembrances were mixed with interest
taken in the present and in the future.   They did not harry me.
"But now, despite all my effort
to turn my mind to other things,
it is the past that obtrudes itself
always, and of the past only those
ghastly hits that would he nightmares in any one. I declare 1 can't
stand it.   I simply can't.
"Nobody can form any conception of the vividness, of the acute-
ness of every detail.' It iB as if I
saw it all again there before my
eyes���the spurting blood, the freshly cut muscles of necks!   My God 1
"You remember how Carrara
fought when we took him up to the
guillotine. He fought, he begged
and whined. He was mighty unwilling to die. Well, at night I
can hear his voice in my memory,
with just the same intonations as
rang then. Ah, that awful clamor
of a strong man who is dragged
and carried to the knife against his
fierce resistance. Yes, I hear the
same terrified clamor that filled the
air that morning before dawn.
''Of course I have said to myself
time and again that it was all nonsense, that I ought to think of the
flowers, and the sunlight, and of
my pretty daughter who loves me,
and that these creatures had murdered and had deserved their fate.
"But if I sit here and look at the
garden, my mind suddenly remembers Marie Channt, the ugly she
devil that we executed in Algiers,
15���18 years ago. I hear her cursing me and my race. And just as
plain as if it was all being done
over, this minute I hear the knife
swish through the flesh and the
head falling in the sawdust. Call
it nonsense if you will'. I say it is
a disease, this too graphic memory.
"And my sleep, my sleep! To
some people sleep is obliteration,
rest. Mine is peopled with these
things���severed heads winking
their last nervous winks to me
from the basket where I have just
sent them rolling.  And those head
less bodies! Have you ever seen the
headless body of a man move, jump,
and tumble about like a decapitated chicken? The stump of neck is
quivering flesh, and the blood
spurts out from the arteries. Some
of these streams go far, as from a
pinhole in a watering hose; others
just throb out a little and fall
short, and the aggregate make a
crimson flood that runs on the
platform abundantly, like liquid
from an upset bucket, arrh!"
The physicians whp have been
called in to take care of Deibler,
think his self inflicted wound in a
fair way of healing. But they are-
concerned over the physical effects
that his brooding may have.
One of these doctors, a man of
great reputation, does not hesitate
to pronounce that the old executioner's hallucinations are a form
of monomania. Another physician*
the specialist who was called upon
to succeed Dr Charcot at the Sal-
petriere, having been told the sym-
toms, said similar cases of "a fiendish memory" had heen observed.
It is believed that Dei bier's case-
is a hopeless one, and that he will
go on being haunted hy his scors of
victims until the end of his rapidly-
waning days.
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Wren" and "Rlx" Mineral Claim* situate
in tbe Grand Fork* mining division ot Yale
distriot.
Where located:���In Summit Camp.
Take Notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett, a*
agent for Albert E. Keoughv Free Miner's Certificate No. BOTH), Intend, sixty days from
the .date hereof, to apply to the mining
recorder for Certificates ef Improvement��P
for the purpose of obtaining orown grants
of tbe above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section ST.must be commenced before the iasiance ol'
such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 80th day of April, A.D., 1800.
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THE   CASCADE   RECORD
May 13, 190*
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In appealing to you as the Premier of the Province, I l>eg to lay
'before you the platform of the new
Government as follows :
1. The abolition of the *200
deposit for candidate" for the Legislature.
2. The bringing into force, as
fli'on as arrangements can be completed, of the Tonen�� Registry
^system.
3. The Redistribution of the
���constituencies on ihe 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 waling of
logs, and its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of the dis.
allowed   Labor   Regulation    Act,
1898, and also fill  the statutes of
1899. containing   anti-Mongolian
��� clauses if disallowed  as  proposed
by the Dominion-Government-
6. To take a firm stand in every
other possible way with a view of
-discouraging the cpread of Oriental
.cheap labor in this Province.
"7. To provide for official in-
���spection 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 Eiglit-
hour Law the Government will
continue to enforce the law a�� 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
n vote taken at the general election
as to whether the law shall lie 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 restahlish the London
Agei.oy 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 the resources of the Province as an asset
for the benefit of the people, and
taking effective mesFiires 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 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
Province.
13. In connection with the con
struction <>f 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 lo
the general public, so tbat 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 if the Province;
Proper connection with ouch Kootenay railway to lie given to.tlie Island
of Vancouver. With respect, to other
parts of the Province, to proceed
to give to every portion; of it railway-connection al 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 con-
strutted in connection with the
Kootenay railway across the Fraser
river, at or near New Westminster
and running powors gi.\en over it
to any railway company applying
for ihe 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, nnd 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
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
Dumb.
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 he 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
prospectors.
JOSEPH MARTIN.
Fire Insurance Agency
PHOENIX ASSU RANGE COMPANY, of London, Eng., BRITISH AMERICAN ASSURANCE CO. of Toronto; WESTERN ASSURANCE CO.
George K. Stocker, Agent.
NEW MAP ...
OF THE
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
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Kettle River and Boundary
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from Revelstoke and Kootenay
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Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
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locations and realty investments. A most advantageous smeller 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 8
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SHE ROBBED THE RICH
And Lavishly Spent the Money in
Charitable Works.
Mary Glenn, noted burglar and
highway woman, is dead. Her life
of wild and daring exploits is over.
Two workmen a few days ago
found her body in a hovel near
Redwood, Tex.
Having given her last cent' to
charity and to the poor around her,
and doubtless loo ill to commit
another depredation, she died in
want���nay, almost from starvation,
and with scarcely enough raiment
to hide her nakedness.
Mary Glenn was a Philadelphia!!
by birth. It is doubtful if the Quaker City ever brought forth another
human being, male or female, who
has given so many chapters of daring to the country's criminal book.
It was the stony hardness of a
irishman's heart that transformed
Mary Glenn from a demure, tender
hearted and innocent Quaker girl
to a reckless, calculating and desperate breaker of the laws of God
and man.
Her first burglary was for charity's sake. The majority of her other depredations against society were
committed for a like cause.
"I cannot see my brothers and
sisters suffer in  want," she said.
���
"The rich are hard hearted and
will not give voluntarily. Therefore I make them give what they
should bestow freely."
Until she was 16 years of age,
Mary Glenn was surrounded by her
parent*, and her every want was
ministered to. Then her parents
died, and the inexperienced, petted
.Hid tender hearted girl was thrown
upon the mercies of the world and
her own resources.
Bravely facing the situation, the
young girl went about seeking employment. One day while thus occupied, she noticed a ragged, hungry child shivering on a street corner. Her heart was touched; her
eyes filled with tears. She followed
the starving waif to her home in
the slums. Once there, and for the
first time learning of the deep poverty that exists in this world, a sudden resolve came to her to labor
among these miserable poor. She
had found employment.
For many months she toiled on
faithfully, earnestly. She even did
some work in the east side of New
York, but finally returned to the
familiar scenes in Philadelphia.
And then came her first temptation���and her first sin. Finding a
family in dire need of food and
medical assistance, she hastily,
earnestly, pathetically begged a
multi-millionaire for a small sum
of money to relieve the mother's
distress, to clothe a new born babe,
to fight starvation back from its
pray of six half emaciated children,
but the opulent man refused her
aid and drove her from  his office.
That night three times the
amount asked of him by Mary
Glenn was stolen from his palatial
home. But the money was secured
too late, for the mother and the new
born child died as Mary was returning with her booty.
Mary was only 18 years af age,
but the death of these two aroused
a bitterness in her heart for the
rich, and the vowed henceforth 10
rob the rich for the poor. And she
did. And with every theft she
grew bolder, yet she was never suspected.
During the last few months of
her stay in Philadelphia she committed small robberies frequently,
and for three different offenses she
attended the hearings and heard
three men sentenced for that which
she alone was guilty���looting three
houses.
Growing restless in Philadelphia,
she tried her luck in New York,
Chicago and many other places.
Finally settling in Dallas. At
every place she robbed the rich to
succor the poor.
After helping herself to the gold
of the wealthy until the Dallas po
lice and detectives were fully
aroused, she swept out farther into
the state.
She was married once, but her
husband died, and she resumed her
wild ways. She was heard from in
many sections. She dropped her
hustiand's name, and adopted that
of Buckman and a half dozen other
aliases. Then she took up her old
life, aud for years gave Texas and
Arizona a lively time and chase.
In 1887, a reward of $1,500 was
offered for the body of the noted
desperado Dick Murkham, alias
"Mustang Dick," etc. Mary Glenn
trailed him down around the border
of Mexico, and, with the aid of a
Mexican whom she (tressed into
service during the last hour, she
brought the desperado to the sheriff
and received the money. She also
ran down two other criminals and
captured rewards.
At last the bird murderers are
made criminals hy statute in New
York. A woman wearing a dead
bird of any but a dozen or so excepted varieties, will be liable to a
fine of $60. That is saddling the
blame where it belongs. We hope
that the friends of the birds will
see that the law is enforced, and
make the culprits pay if they can't
be made to blush.
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Pay the printer and be honored.

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