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Vol. I.
No. 4.
Fire Was Quickly Returned by Night
Watchman Pat Kennedy.
Other Man Winged Also, But Got A way-Kennedy Placed Under Bonds.
Last evening night watchman
Pat Kennedy appeared before Justices Rose and Rochusnen, and
was put under $650 bonds to appear
next Saturday for examination for
the shooting of Tim Sullivan, last
Tuesday morning, which Kennedy
says was only done after being
first shot at himself. He was allowed to give $250 bail himself, and
Messrs. Black, Nelson, Ross and
Stenstrom went security for the
balance. Provincial Constable
Dinsmore, of Grand Forks, has
been in the city for several days on
the case, and this action was the
outcome of his investigations.
James Miller was arrested late
Monday night by Special Officer
Darcy, charged with the theft of $1
from an Italian. This was about
midnight. About 5 a.m. Kennedy
saw two men sneaking around the
improvised jail, owned by Peter
Munroe, just back of. the Commercial hotel, where ex-Constable El-
kins formerly had his headquarters.
The men were in the alley, and as
Kennedy approached along the side
of the hotel, one of them jumped
out from his place of concealment
and struck at him. In dodging the
blow, Kennedy stumbled and fell
down, and while in this position
one of the assailants���the one who
eventually got away with a wounded, leg���fired at him. Kennedy
nays that Mr. Munro and his wife
were witnesses to the fact that he
did not shoot first. The bullet entered Kennedy's body on the side
of the left breast, coming out under
the arm, and doing no serious
At this point Kennedy decided
to take a hand in the shooting
game, and fired at Sulivan, who
fell. The other man started to
run, with Kennedy after him, and
firing. He evidently struck him,
as, early that morning, a man applied at the bunk house of the
Lynch & Earl mill for some bandages, saying he had hurt his leg,
He soon made himself scarce, and
is probably safe on the other side,
in Uncle Sam's domain.
The fusilade of shots at that
early hour soon brought a crowd to
the scene, and the wounded man,
Sullivan, was taken to the contrac
tors' hospital and examined. It
was found that the bullet had passed through the kidneys, coming out
on the other side. From the first,
Dr. Foster did not think Sullivan
could   survive, and he has been
gradually sinking since he was
On Wednesday he called for the
services of a priest, and fortunately
Father William Palmer, of Trail,
was in the city. He responded at
once, spending most of the day with
the dying man, and doing all he
could for him.
Sullivan says that he did not
give his right name, and would not
do so, as he did not wish his family
and friends back east to hear of his
trouble and probable untimely
This shooting affray has caused
a great deal of talk all over the
city, and it is the universal opinion
that, if a suitable jail had been
provided by the authorities in Cascade, where prisoners could be securely kept, this affair would not
have happened.
Died This Morning.
Samuel Edge, a carpenter, died
this morning, at his shack on the
river bank, it is said, from the
effects of alcoholism. He leaves a
grown boy, who has been living
with him here. Edge had been in
the city several weeks, and of late
has been employed on Capt. Ritchie's new hotel building in course
of construction on Second Avenue,
opposite the B. C. stables.
Rom Thompson's Townsite.
Ross Thompson, the father of
Rossland, has applied for permission from the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, to purchase
320 acres at the mouth of Baker
creek on Christina lake. This
property is included in the mineral
claims of D. C. Beach, and Mr.
Thompson intends to build a town
there. It is six miles from Cascade.
Work is being pushed on Moody's
new hotel at Christina.
S. W. Meek, lately with the Cascade Drug Co., has accepted the
position of book-keeper in the office
of Mann, Foley Bros. & Larson,
this city, made vacant by the resignation of W. H. Doolittle, who has
returned to Spokane.
James Miller, charged with stealing one dollar from an Italian,
was brought before Justices Rose
and Rochusjen last Wednesday,
and discharged with a severe lecture and an admonition to make
himself scarce in these parts.
The memorial to the government
adopted by the Cascade Tax Payers'
Association, has been signed by the
committee, and C. J. Eckstorrn,
president, and P. J. O'Reilly, secretary. It has been forwarded to
the Lieutenant-Governor and J. M.
Martin, member for this district.
The Knob Hill tunnel is now in
400 feet, and the hanging wall has
not yet been reached, nor will it be
for another 50 feet. The tunnel
crosscuts the vein at right anglen
and is every foot in ore. There are
7,000 tons of ore on the dump at
the tunnel, and there is not one
pound of waste. Good progress is
being made in the tunnel. The
drills and compressor are working
Three to be Elected on Monday Week,
December 12th.
Duties of these Officials-Penalty for Refusing
Everyone in Cascade has recognized for some time the necessity
for appointing fire wardens in the
city. Accordingly Townsite Agent
Stocker wrote to L. Norris, government agent at Vernon in the matter.
That official has replied, appointing J. H. Good to take charge of
the election, which will be held on
Monday, Dec. 12th, as will be seen
from the official notice in another
part of the Record. The official
order is as follows:
Vernon, B. C, Dec. 26,1898.
Under authority of Section 5,
of the "Villages Fire Protection
Act" B. C. Statutes, Chap. 83, I
hereby appoint Mr. Jas. H. Good,
of Cascade, to hold an election for
the purpose of electing three persons to act as fire wardens for the
town of Cascade, B. G, on Monday
the 12th day of December, 1898, at
the post office, at said town of Cascade.
L. Norris,
Gov't Agent.
Mr. Good will be at the post
office from 10 to 11 o'clock a.m., of
the day indicated to receive nominations for three wardens.
Section 7 of the Act provides that
" Even-   male  inhabitant  of the
town of the age of eighteen years or
upwards, except   Chinese and In
dians, may vote at the election."
The following are the provisions
of the Act respecting the duties of
Fire Wardens and also the penalty
for refusing to obey their directions
Section 8 provides that the fire
wardens, or a majority of them,
shall have the following powers :���
A. To visit and inspect, at all
reasonable hours, all buildings in
the town or its vicinity.
b. To direct and regulate in the
town or its vicinity, the position of
stoves, fire places or furnaces, chimneys, stove-pipes and smoke-stacks,
and the removal, change or alteration of the same, or any of them, or
the position or condition of them,
or any of them, and further direct
that anything shall be done by way
of precaution to avert fire.
c. Generally to take such steps
for the prevention of fire in the
town, or to check its spreading as
they may think fit.
Any person refusing to obey the
directions of the Fire Wardens shall
be liable to a penalty not exceeding
The Travellers' Home, the new
hotel at Minton, on Christina lake,
is to be opened sometime next week
by proprietor C. J. Eckstorrn.
Richard Montgomery left this
morning on a business trip to Spokane.
Proprietor Dorsey, of the Hotel
Gladstone, has opened a feed stable
in that town.
V. Monnier has been considerably under the weather this week,
but is now improving.
Judge Stutten, of Grand Forks,
stopped over in Cascade today on
his way through to Kelson.
John Dorsey, proprietor of the
Hotel Gladstone, was in town on
a business trip last Thursday.
D. D. Ferguson, the Cascade contractor, returned on Wednesday
from a business trip to Rossland.
One of the best known of Republic
mining men, Captain Hargraves,
was in town la<st Tuesday night.
The Cascade hospital now has
about 25 patients, nearly all of
whom are improving, except Sullivan.
Frank Asprey, manager of the
B. C. Syndicate store at the Cove,
on Christina lake, was in town last
Monday, and reports business as
being brisk.
The boiler for the new sawmill
at Christina, is expected to arrive
at the front of the lake today. The
mill has been on a long journey,
from Waterville, Wash.
Rev. J. M. Wallace, Presbyterian
minister of Grand Forks, who held
services here last Thursday evening, will preach again in the school
house next Wednesday evening at
Frank Fullmer and Mrs. H. Y.
Anderson, of the popular Anderson
House, Brooklyn, were in Cascade
this week, en loute to Greenwood,
where they expect to start a hotel
before long.
The B. C. Syndicate are now occupying their new addition, on the
north side of the store recently
completed. The office, also, has
been moved down stairs to most
commodious quarters.
L. A. Hamilton, Land Commissioner of the C. P. R., at Winnipeg,
is expected in Cascade almost any
day. W. F. Tye, chief engineer of
the Columbia & Western, is also
looked for daily.
George Keenan, a freighter who
was accused of appropriating $28
entrusted to him, had a hearing
before Justices Rose and Rochussen
on Wednesday and was sent to
Grand Forks for trial.
L. K. Larson, of Nelson, is expected in Cascade today to get
ready to open up with a full line of
tobaccos, cigars, fruits, etc., in the
new building now going up two
doors east of the postoffice.
The Record's new rign across the
front of the building must account
for the rapid increase of the subscription list this w.ek. Or pre-
haps it is because the people of Cascade appreciate a live, all home
print local paper. At any rate,
receipt-writing for subscriptions is
getting to be quite the thing nowadays. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
t: !
Majjaificent Samples Brought Down
From There.
Ledges arc Large and Well Defined, and
Assays Most Satisfactory.
Last Tuesday those who passed
the windows of the Cascade Drug
Co. were suprised to see a remarkable display of mineral samples.
They were neatly arranged on six
plates, and tabled respectively,
Shamrock, Thistle, Messenger,
Prize, Cracker Jack and Victoria.
The exhibition has attracted a great
deal of attention, and the Record
learned something about the claims
from which the samples came from
Mr. D. C, Beach, the largest owner.
The claims referred to are all located in the vicinity of Baker creek,
a small stream emptying into Christina lake from the east about six
miles from Cascade. The new railway line and the tote road pass
through the property, and the two
hotels at the Cove, are on the
ground of the Victoria.
Mr. Beach is a prospector ami
mining man of sixteen years' experience, but his work in British
Columbia has been confined to the
Christina lake district, which he
first visited in 18%. Altogether,
Mr. Beach is interested in 31 claims
in this locality,' which are nearly
all most promising. The Thistle
adjoins the Elmore, on Shamrock
mountain, on which a big ledge of
gold-copper ore was uncovered recently, as related in the Record.
The immense iron caps of this
neighborhood have excited the attention of prospectors for years, but
the finding of pay ore was qnitt
another matter, and meant the expenditure of a great deal of time,
labor and money.
This is precisely what Mr. Beach
has done on his Baker creek claims,
and be feels more than confident
that he will be amply repaid for
his pains. No one has greater faith
in the district than he, which he
has shown by refusing $15,000 for
one property, the Victoria, not so
very long ago
The samples on exhibition are
excellent specimens of rock that
even experts could not tell from
Rossland ore. It is of the phyr-
rotite or gold copper variety showing in many places iron or copper
pyrites and bouite of copper. There
is also considerable magnetic iron,
so desirable for fluxing purposes.
On nearly all the claims there is
solid me, which is found in two or
more ledges on each claim. Assays
on the Thistle have run as high as
60 per cent, in copper, avenige
assays giving 12^ per cent, in that
One of the most promising claims
is the Iron Mountain, being as the
name implies, a solid mountain of
iron ore. The property is, in fact,
a solid iron cap 1,500 feet square,
with 10 feet of solid ore in sight. It
runs from $3 and $4 to as high as
$100 in gold and copper values.
The claims from which the samples
were taken have nearly all been
opened up by some crosscutting and
the paystreak found. The cuts are
two, three and five feet, deep and
in some places twenty feet wide.
Mr. Beach has been working
steadily on the claims since April
6th, and has come to town to take
a little vacation. He is positive
that he has the biggest kind of a
bonanza, and proposes to realize on
it. Several experts have examined
the Victoria and others of the properties; and the B. A. C, people are
among them. He is confideut of
having several big concerns at work
on his iron caps before spring.
Public Notice.
Notice is hereby given that under
authority of the "Villages Fire Protection Act," Chap. 83, B. C. Statutes, nn election will be held at the
Post Office, Cascade. B. C, on Monday the 12th day of December,
1898, for the purpose of electing
three persons to act as fire wardens
for the town of Cascade. B. C; the
nomination will be made between
ten o'clock and eleven o'clock in
the morning, and the poll (if any)
will be taken between eleven o'clock
in the morning and one o'clock in
the afternoon.
James H. Good,
Presiding Officer.
Dated  at Cascade this 1st day of
December, 1898.
Lavalley's New Hotel.
Eli Lavalley, the Christina lake
hotel-keeper and pioneer, has gone
to Rossland to look after his mining and hotel interests there. He
has recently completed a new hotel
on the rear end of his premises,
facing the tote road, and has had
his licence changed to this place,
which is now being run by his son
Archie. The old hotel on the po;nt
is still open and thesteamer Myrtle
B stops there as usual.
An exchange knows of a young
man who went mining to seek his
fortune, wrote back to his father
that he had done well, and added
this postscript : " I will be home
Wednesday evening. Meet me at
dark lust out of town, and bring a
blanket or a whole pair of trousers
with you. I have a hat."
It i�� again rumored that the C.
P. R. will commence work on the
rock bluff, on the Arm about four
miles from Arrowhead, next January, as an initial step to building
the railway to the head of Kootenay lake.
Cnpital,all paid up, $12,000,000
Rest, 6,000,000
President, Lord Strathcona and
Mount Royal; Vice-President,
Hon. Geo. A. Drumtnond; General Manager, E. S. Clouston.
Branches in London, England, New York, Chicago
And in  principal  Canadian cities.
Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange
and Cable Transfers; Grant Commercial and Travellers' Credits,
available in any part of the World.
Drafts issued, Collections made, etc.
Greenwood Branch,
The B. C.
and Minin
Syndicate, Ltd.
<^^Hold at CASCADE CITY, B. C.
The Largest and Most Complete Stock of Hardware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Drugs, Miners' Supplies, Etc., in the Boundary Creek country.
Enlarged premises, increased staff and doubled
stocks ensure for patrons the Utmost Satisfaction
at the lowest possible cost.
AN ASSAY OFFICE and Laboratory, under
the supervision of a thoroughly competent and reliable expert, is attached; also a Public Telephone
Branch Store, fully stocked, on the Brooklyn road, at
McRae Landing, Christina Lake.
Branch Grocery Store at Gribi's Bakery, Cascade.
Tie Canadian Pari
Soo Pacific Line
From Kootenay Country.
Is the Shortest, Quickest and Best,
Route to the Pacific Coast, China,
Japan and Australia', and to all
Eastern and European points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage
checked through to destination.
Pass Revelstoke, daily to St. Paul;
daily (except Wednesday) to
Eastern Points.
Daily Connection from Brooklyn by
Steamer to Revelstoke and Main
Line Points, and to all Points in
the Kootenay Country.
Ascertain rates and full information
by addressing nearest local agent
or,    P. HUCKERBY, Agent,
Brooklyn, B. C.
W.F.Anpebson,      E.J.Coyle,
Trav.Pass.Agt.,     Dist.Pass.Agt.
Nelson,B.C.     Vancouver,B.C.
Railroad men and travelers can get a good square
meal at this place.
Be with with the crowd,
Eat at this house and
You'll go away happy.
C. O. HANSON, Prop.
Fiust Avenue,        -       Cascade.
Paper Hanging
and Kalcimining
. . . GO TO . . .
.Few cities of its size and age in
British Columbia, can equal Cascade for the number of prominent
men, of mining proclivities and
otherwise, that make this their
abiding place for a longer or shorter
time. Everyone of them must pass
tiirough Cascade to reach any or
all of the now well-known Boundary or Reservation camps. It is
hardly necessary to add that they
like Cascade letter and better the
more they see of it.
* *
On Tuesday last, Walter A. Suth-
erland, of the firm of Morris &
Sutherland, mining brokers at Republic, was in Cascade. Mr. Sutherland has gotten in on the ground
floor at Patsy Clark's camp, and
fortune has hegun to smile on him,
among many others. His is a sample worthy of study. Only a year
ago he was down in his luck���pretty
well down; but he kept a stiff upper lip, kept ever-lastingly at it
and now it is all coming his way.
On the last flurry in Republic stocks
he was strictly in it. He got his
start in Republic in the Golden
Harvest, profiling by the quick
rise in values there.
* *
Smith Curtis, the eminent barrister of Ro��sland, is also a good
deal of a mining man. When in
Cascade a few days since he made a
trip to the Elmore group, on Shamrock mountain, to examine the recent important strike un that property. He was greatly pleased
with the appearance of the claim
since Mr. Hutchinson uncovered
the mammoth ledge, and sincere-
turning to Rossland has announced his intention of going at once to
the east to place stock of the Belcher
Gold Mining Co., the corporation
owning the group. Mr. Curtis is
fully satisfied of the immense value
of the Shamrock mountain district,
and will now push work on his
company's holdings.
W. M. Botsford, provincial manager of the Merchant's Bank of
Halifax, was in Cascade last Wed
nesday, and took a careful survey
of the situation in the brief time he
was here, for future reference.
With Mr. Smith, of the Rossland
branch of this bank, Mr, Botsford
undertook to open up the newly
started branch in Grand Forks last
week. This is usually a simple
matter, but when it comes to forestalling a rival institution, the case
presents a different aspect. They
were successful, however, in getting
on the ground first, and report a
good business to begin with. Mr.
Botsford expects to return to Cascade in a short time.
���'Poor old John Lawless; wonder
where he's gone to, anyway?" This
kindly enquiry is often heard
among the Christina Lake prospectors. One day, just about this time
last year, John and his faithful dog
Sport hit the trail, and as the old
song goes, "He never came back."
John was an old timer hereabouts,
having trapped around Christina
Lake and up the McCrea creek valley in days when it was found
profitable, if not agreeable, to oppose the Hudson Bay Co.
John, who is of Irish-American
stock, left the city of Boston and
the comforts of a home some 40
years ago for a frontier life in the
busy west, and, according to his
own storieH of his career, life with
him has been a continual chapter
of stirring incident.-!. Christina
Lake always possessed a fascination for John, and with dog, gun
and tackle he spent many days
around its shores. There is a story
afloat to the effect that John once
swam a pony clear across the lake
from Texas point, when pursued
by Indians. As a prospector John
had a good knowledge of minerals
and more than one chap hereabouts
can thank him for off hand assistance. Hut John liked good liquor
iletter than mineral claims, and as
the prospects of having a railroad
were not conducive to his taste*,
he took his dog and gun and went
to far off Alaska.
Niagara, B. C, Dec. 1, 1898.
The enterprising proprietors of
the Fisherman Hotel are building
a new addition, which when completed will leave them 22 bed-rooms
for the accommodation of their
numerous patrons. Owing to the
large number of visitors in town
iast week, numbers were unable to
find accommodation, although there
are now seven hotels open and doing business, and five more under
A. York & Co. of Slocan City,
have opened a meat market here.
A large consignment of beef, and
30 carcases of mutton, not forgetting a large stock of fresh oysters,
arrived yesterday.
F. R. Crocker has closed the deal
fur a complete water-works system.
The bargain was closed yesterday
in Mr. J. K. Johnson's office at
Grand Forks. Some 5000 feet of
pipe have been ordered, and a dam
1500 feet up Fisherman Creek is being constructed. Seven hotels have
made arrangements for a complete
water-system to be laid to their
J. S. Wisner's hotel, known as
the Wisner House, is now completed. He has a very neat and attractive looking building, and it
is furnished in first-class style,
The Kettle River Stage Company's manager, Mr. D. Holbrook,
has arranged to run through trips
da'ly between Greenwood and Cascade City, leaving Greenwood every
morning at 7 a. m. and arriving in
Cascade (passing through Niagara
and Grand Forks) in the afternoon.
The first trip under the new schedule will be made on Sunday next,
the 4th of December.
G. C. McGregor, of Brooklyn, has
a gang of carpenters at work on his
store building. Three loads of merchandise for him reached here yesterday, and he expects to be open
by the end of the week.
Cosmopolitan i Cafe.
This favorite resort of the epicure is becoming more
and more popular every day with Mining Men, Contractors,
Railroad Men and the Travelling Public generally. Our
table is supplied with Every Delicacy of the Season. We invite your patronage and know you will be pleased	
GEORGE L. HART, Proprietor.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Corner First Ave. and Main St., Cascade City, B. C.
This New Hotel is now opened and prepared for business.
You are cordially invited to call and see us. It matters
not whether your pockets are full or empty; drop in anyway
Of course, we have everything needful in the liquid line.
~C. DAVIN, Prop.
The E. 6. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath..
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
Hay, Grain, Farm Produce
First Avenue, Adjoining the Montana Hotel,   -   CASCADE, B.C.
boundary Stage & Express Co.
WILLIAMS & ELKINS, Proprietors.
Running Daily Stages between Cascade and Grand
Forks. Connections made with the Bell-Duncan
Stage Line from BoeBburg. Carry Express Matter
to and from Bossburg, Cascade, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, Republic and intermediate points. . . .
Office and Stables, First Ave., CASCADE CITY, B. C. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
The New Booklet Is a Poem In Blue
and. White.
One of the neatest brocures seen
in British Columbia in many a
moon is that recently issued at
Winnipeg by Land Commissioner
L. A. Hamilton, of the C. P. R.,
setting forth the beauties and advantages of Cascade City, The
outside front cover merely bus the
words, "Cascade City, British Columbia," thereon in blue ink, while
the back is adorned with a most
useful map. showing how this town
is in reality the Gateway City and
centre of the entire Boundary and
Christina Lake districts.
Within the neat covers are a
number of splendidly executed halftone views of scenes in this vicinity,
including the cascades of Kettle
river at this point and also Christina lake. The letter press and
make up are all that could be desired by the connoisseur, the whole
presenting a dainty and harmonious combination, that is sure to
attract wide spread attention.
The booklet is well well-written
and well printed and is a pleasure
to read. It is sure to have a large
demand, and will undoubtedly do
the city much real good, as it is
confined to facts. Mr. G. K. Stocker, the townsite agent will scon
have a supply of them, or they can
lie obtained from Mr. Hamilton at
Picked Up Along the Line of the New
Some men are now heading their
way towards Brooklyn, on the way
to the new construction work from
Kuskononk to Bonner's Ferry,
Since W. S. Torney discontinued
his regular trips to the camps between Brooklyn and Cascade, there
has been no mail service whatever
along the line.
H. H. Boomer, of Winters, Parsons & Boomer, was in Cascade
early in the week, to meet Mr. Winters. Their No. 2 camp, near the
summit, now has over 100 men.
Last Tuesday a 350-keg blast
was shot at the west end of Olson's
tunnel, it having been decided t<>
cut part of it clear to the surface.
A coyote hole was first made, into
which the kegs of powder were
There are now only three good
sized cuts to be taken out between
the west end of the long tunnel and
Porcupine creek, a distance <>f two
miles. This distance, will) the exception of the bridges, is all ready
for the steel.
When the Record man went over
the tote road about a month ago,
Bookkeeper Stamwitz, of J. G. McLean & Co., said that six weeks
more would see the great bulk of
their work completed. Such is now
the case.
Arthur W. Smith, the assistant
paymaster for Mann, Foley Bros. &
Larson, was in the city last Sunday on his way up the line, and returned on Thursday. As a result
pay checks of the contractors have
been plentiful in the city the past
Last week the railway workmen
employed by contractor Jack Hastings cut through a fine ledge of
gold-copper ore on the Champion
claim on Baker creek, some six
miles from town.    The property is
owned by D. C. Beach, and the
find is an important one, showing
tour feet of clear ore.
The physicians connected with
the contractors' hospital in Cascade,
deny the story circulated in Grand
Forks and elsewhere, that the hospital in this city is to be removed
to Niagara or any other place.
McLean Bros., the contractors for
the 8000 foot tunnel, near Brooklyn, have the boilers for their 14
foot drill compressor plant under
roof, and are laying pipes over the
hill to get air to the western portal.
The heading is now in about 50
feet, and the rock is getting dryer
as progress is made.
Olson's tunnel, about five miles
above Gladstone, is now in 70 feet
at the east end. Mr. Olson is trying a new plan for driving this
bore, similar to that used in mining. He takes out the bench or
bottom first, and then timbers for
the heading. The advantage is
that the upper rock can then be
slid into carts from the timbers,
saving much handling.
One of the first sub-contracts on
the Nelson & Bedlington construction was let to Contractor Carlson
of Kaslo. It is one of the most desirable pieces on the new line, being about four miles long, and extending up from Kuskonook. The
old camp of Welch & Jachetta are
now being used by the 100 or more
men already employed.
Roberts patent track-laying machine which recently started work
at Rohson, and has laid two or
three miles of steel, takes ties from
cars at the back of it, lays them in
position on grade, then runs out the
rails and places them ready for
spikes. It is a marvelous invention, and is expected to lay two to
three miles of track daily. So far
it has been largely used in laying
side tracks at West Robson.
The building of new lines by the
C. P. R., and the growth of business, has made a demand for more
rolling stock. At the present time
the C. P. R., in addition to 300 box
cars, is building fiO ore cars in its
shops at Perth, Ont. These cars
are of 60,000 lbs. capacity and are
especially designed for the mineral
traffic of British Columbia. They
will weigh 24,000 pounds, with
frames 22 feet long, 8 feet wide, and
8 feet 7 inches high above the rails.
The C. P. R. surveyors who.
about a week ago went up the
Kettle river, are at present camped
at the mouth of Beaver creek, a
northern tributary of the west fork.
From this point they will work in
different directions, their ultimate
object being to reach the Okanagan
valley either by way of McLean or
Penticton creeks. Those who seem
to know something about the matter claim that the C.P.R. will push
on to Penticton by this route during
the coming summer. The very energetic way in which the survey is
being carried on certainly lends
color to this assertion.���Midway
Work was commenced yesterday
on the building to be occupied by
J. L. White, the Slocan druggist,
now en route to Cascade with a
stock of everything in his line. All
speed will be made in the construction.
Miners, Railroad Men and others will find it to their interest
to call on
JOHN : L-Y/H<&nOI_M,
: : : : When in Need of : : : :
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers and
Clothing of All Kinds. . .
^^Scandia Hotels���.
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
A comfortable, home-like place for
Railroad Men.
First Avenue, ������.---        Cascade.
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
Go to..
Thomas F. Struthers, formerly a
general storekeeper Pt Rosebery,
was in the city this week, looking
up a new location.
���FOIt  YOUR-
Potatoes, Apples and All Kinds of Farm Produce,
Confectionery and Stationery.
Full Line Cigars and Tobaccos.
Opposite Custom House,
Old Curiosity Shop,
Opposite Clarke Hotel, Josephine Street, NELSON, B. C.
New and SECOND HAND Goods.
We buy Anything and Everything. Call or drop us a
line���we can fit you out. Money made by dealing with us.
Write for anything you want.
Dry Wood
Large Stock on hand and
Prompt Delivery. Leave
orders at Francis & Milne's
store.   E.M.DANA. I
Boundary Railway Plans.
According to the Minneapolis
Times Mr. James J. Hill has in
view the following schemes:
To build into the Boundary
Creek country, in British Columbia,
next summer, a line from Nelson,
B.C. This is the revivication of
1). C/Corbin's plans of last year,
and of which paragraphs have been
appearing in Canadian and United
StatdB newspapers. The 225 miles
of road the Great Northern got
from Mr. Corbin, by acquiring the
Spokane Falls & Northern Bail-
way from Spokane Falls to Nelson,
B. C, were taken with the idea of
executing Cabin's plan of penetrating the Boundary creek country.
The defeat at Ottawa last winter of
the effort to get a charter from the
Dominion Government is familiar
history. A charter will be secured
this winter, so Mr. Hill has quietly
assured certain interests here, and
that everything has been arranged
so carefully that the Canadian Pacific will be unable to prevent the
granting of the charter. In the
meantime, the Canadian Pacific is
building its branch into the Boundary Creek country, as fast as it can
from Trail, B. C.
Eight Lives Lost.
Many in Cascade were familiar
with the old steamer Ainsworth,
which ha�� plowed the blue waters
of Kootenay lake for many years.
Last Tuesday she foundered in a
severe squall in Crawford bay,
eight miles east of Pilot Bay. The
boat has been considered unsafe
for a long time by many, as a year
and a half ago she reeled over in
the same way at Kaslo.
This time eight lives were lost
that are so far known, including
the following : Henry Jacques,
second engineer, Nelson; James
McNeill, fireman, Nelson ; Joseph
Davis, deck hand ; ��� Parie, mate;
John Gurin, steward, Nelson ; ���
Kane, cook. Nelson, and two
The Ainsworth was owned by the
Braden Bros., of the Pilot Bay
smelter, and this year had been
running in the Nelson-Kuskonook-
Bonner's Ferry route. It was only
a short time since the Record man
took a trip on her and felt greatly
relieved when the run was safely
Dr. Joseph Schaich, of the Cascade Drug Co., who had been spending a week in Spokane, returned
last Saturday evening.
" How much does your Christmas
turkey weigh? " " Only two pounds
old man, but it's a fine bird."
" How are you going to have it ?
On toast ?"
Muggins���"1 am afflicted with
lung trouble." Bugging���" Why,
you look all right." Muggins���
" Oh, it isn't me. We've got twins
at our house."
A negro preacher addressed his
flock with great earnestness on the
subject of "Miracles" as follows:
" My beloved friends, de greatest of
all miracles was 'bout de loaves
and fishes. Dey was five thousand
loaves and two thousand fishes,
and de twelve 'postles had to eat
'em all. De miracle is, dey didn't
Lulu���"You should get him to
sign the pledge before you marry
him." Bahs���" Why, *he dosen't
drink !" Lulu���" No, but he may
be tempted to later."
)o You Eat ?
If so you should buy your
At Right
Come in and look over
our Attractive Line of
Fresh Goods. We've
got just what you want,
and if you come once,
you'll keep a-coming.
A specialty made of
Tea, Canned Goods,
also Tobacco, Pipes and
Stationery. We want
your business and will
treat you right.
First Ave.,Cascade City, B.C.
Supply Co.,
Wholesale and Retail.   Adjoining Commercial Hotel.
We are now in Full Swing
with a Full Stock of	
Boots and Shoes, Underwear, Clothing, Blankets
and comforters, Hardware, Horse Shoes and
Nails, Groceries, Hams and Bacon,
Tinware, Lamps, Etc.
All at Prices a Little Bclom the Lowest,   fprf
0MP" Time'checks taken at par. A. BRBMNER, MGR.
Black's Hotel,
Nicely Furnished Rooms $1.00 per Night
The bar is constantly supplied
with the finest brands of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars. Best meals in
the town car. be had at all hours.
Palace ��iuery $arn
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished
Owl Restaurant
For a good square meal
at any time during the
day or  night, call on
at the Owl Restaurant,
one door from postoffice.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmithing.
Second Avenue, CASCADE, B. C.
Pioneer Store
Is the oldest General Mercantile Establishment in
Cascade. We have always
catered to the wants of our
host of customers with the
greatest success. When in
need of Groceries, Clothing
Boots, Shoes, Hardware,
etc., give us a call.
Club Hotel
A good meal, a good room,
or a good drink can be had
at the Club Hotel.
And Jeweler
Why have a watch that does
not give satisfaction, or why
wear Jewelry or Diamonds
that are not the richest and
best, when you know the
finest in the land can be had
right here in Cascade by calling on John Dwyer, at the
Club Hotel.
Promptly Attended To.
Fruit, Cigars and Tobacco
Caps,  Gloves,  Underwear    and
General Supplies.
Published weekly lit Cuscftllo City,  It. ('.,
WIIICOX & O'Reilly. '
Nulisortptions *-' per year in advance.
VortlsllIK I'MtcK on ii|i|ilientlnn.
2(1, 1898
For two or three weeks the telephone line into the Boundary country has been out of order, and practically of little or no use. As this
is the only means of quick communication with the outside world,
this condition of affairs has been
and is a great detriment to the
general transaction of business in
these parts. It seems that the local office has been in need of a new
transmitter, and the office in Cascade was informed, some time ago,
that one is now en route. If it is
gotten through in the usual time
required, it will doubtless arrive
here in time to be used when the
tracklayers on the railway construction get here���that is, if due
and ordinary diligence is used by
the forwarders.
The Nelson & Vernon Telephone
Co. and the Spokane & British
Columbia Telephone Co., who own
and operate the combined lines,
have made the tariff for using the
wires high enough to give the very
best of service, and such an apparent disregard of the patrons in this
part of the district covered by their
lines is, to say the least, most exasperating. Whether this negligence and indifference to the convenience of its patrons is due to
the transfer of management of the
line owned across the international
boundary, does not appear, but if
so, it in not a valid reason for this
neglect. The people have some
rights in the matter, and they
Bhould be vigorously asserted and
a kick registered.
The banking boom which struck
the Boundary cjuntry a short time
ago, was first noticed in Greenwood, and three chartered institutions opened up and hegan business there within a few days. Last
week the infection spread to Grand
Forks, where the Merchants' Bank
of Halifax was doing business within two hours after the manager arrived in town.
The next on the list, of course, is
Cascade, though by no means the
least. Thus far, with their lack of
information as to the conditions
surrounding this city, as well as
its advantages from a strategical
standpoint, the bank managers
have only stopped in Cascade long
enough to change stage horses.
Consequently, no information was
gained in regard to this city and
its vast contiguous resources.
It is pleasant to note, however,
that a change is rapidly taking
place. Inquiries are being made by
divers persons of influence and pos
ition from many standpoints, and
he who runs may readily read the
signs of the times. One of these
line mornings Cascade's citizens
will wake up and find a chartered
bank already doing business here.
The handwriting is on the wall. It
is only a question of which one it
will be. The institution that takes
the first step in this direction will
surely reap a rich harvest. In addition, no other one thing will do
so much to place this young city
in the position she so justly deserves.
Every week sees sevenal new concerns locating in Cascade. In fact,
the pioneer is hardly able to keep
track of them.
The agitation in regard to the
granting of the Kettle River Railway charter at the coming session
of the Dominion parliament, has
already begun in the coast papers,
and it is interesting to note the
standpoints from which each one
JOSEPH  SCHA1CH,  Manager.
Pure Drugs and Chemicals, Wall
Paper and Stationery.
The Cosmopolitan
.... EUROPEAN PLAN. . . , . *
* Open Day and Night.      CASCADE CITY, B. C. *
The probability of there being a
good system of water works in Cascade within a short time was a
pleasing bit of information for the
many readers of the Record to learn
in the columns of this paper last
week. And the sooner it is a fact,
the more pleased will the constantly growing number of our
business men be.
It may not be pleasant for those
who experience the prevalent difficulty of securing lodgings in the
hotels of this city at present, notwithstanding the extensive hotel
accommodations of Cascade, but it
is something of an index of the
large tide of travel now coming this
way. There are those who believe,
also, that the tide has just begun.
The Dominion Government
should relieve the strain now made
on the local custom house by providing more assistance to Collector
Rose. That official states that
there is little chance of improvement for another year. Just what
will become of him in the meantime, with work enough for four
men to do. is not clear to the average mind, but most men would
throw up the job in disgust.
All along the route, between Cascade and Brooklyn, loud complaint
is being made of the entire lack of
any mail facilities whatever. Hundreds cannot get letters except by
journeying dozens of miles to either
city. Inasmuch as it iB likely to be
several months or a year before
mails can be carried over the new
railway line, the post office authorities should establish a mail route.
Large numbers of people are being
put to great expense and trouble
by the existing niggardly policy.
In this issue of the Record will
be found the full text of the memorial ordered transmitted by  the
First Class Bar and Cafe in Connection.
i f i
���      WHOLESALE���
Meat Herchants,
Branches at Cascade City Grand Forks, Niagara, Greenwood
and Brooklyn.
SEYLER & CRAHAN,  Proprietors.
This new hotel is now   fitted throughout with first-class
furniture, etc.
First Avenue, Opposite Postoffice, Cascade.
Cascade Tax Payers' Association,
to His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor and to James M. Martin, our
member. The memorial it worth
perusal by every resident of this
city, as it places in a brief form
some of the absolute needs of this
locality. The good work of the
Cascade Tax Payers' Association
has only begun, and the Record
believes that it will be found of
great practical benefit in the
months to come.
Several of the stages have had
hard luck of late. Fortunately,
however, for receivers of the mail
in Cascade, most of the breakdowns
have occured above this city.
(Clear Havana)
Sole Agent (or British Columbia. I*
Notes by the Scribe.
Some persons, in the hearing of
the Wayfarer, have remarked recently on what they considered the
comparatively high price of realty
in Cascade, While it is true that,
with the present growth, prices
have appreciated to some extent,
vvhicli is but natural, it should also
be remembered that when a man
buys a lot in the Gateway City he
gets a plot of ground 50xi20 feet in
size. In other words, he secures a
lot about twice the size of lots in
most of the cities of British Columbia. In laying out this townsite,
some ten years ago, the founders
were liberal in their measurements
and in their ideas. This policy,
by the way, has won the Cascade
Developement Company many
friends, both at home and  abroad.
Speaking of realty in Cascade,
recalls the case of a gentleman who
bought lots here in 1892 or 1893,
never having seen them, and living
over a thousand miles away. Within the last six ivonths he came to
Cascade and was so much pleased
with its advantages and future
prospects, that he settled down and
is now actively engaged in business
here. This man owns several well
located lots yet, and has more thun
once refused an offer of a thousand
dollars in cash for one of them.
The average individual, who had
held on so long, would be apt to
think this an excellent time to "unload," and permit others to gather
in some of the prospective profits.
But not so with this man. He prefers to keep his property for the
present, well knowing that now
Cascade's advantages are becoming
more widely known, and consequently the city cannot very well
help growing gradually and surely
into the prominent position it is
certain to occupy.
Kind words from far and near
continue to come to the publishers
of the Record from newspaper men
who have just received the first
copy of this journal. It is not often,
the Wayfarer takes the liberty of
saying right here, that commenda-j
tions of brother publishers are so
unanimous in their expressions
regarding a new comer in the field,
as those referred to here. In the
hurry and press of newspaper making there are likely to he many
shortcomings in a new bidder for
public favor. The publishers of
the Record, however, have assured
the Wayfarer that it is their intention to keep up the high standard
set for this paper in its first issue.
Getting a room at any of the
numerous hotels in Cascade, after
the last of the daily stages is in, is
no joke. In fact, it has several
times become a serious matter. The
Wayfarer knows whereof he speaks,
for he has " been there." It is no
infrequent occurrence for more than
one hotel in the Gateway City to
report having turned away all the
way from six to a dozen persons of
a night.
The lack of rooms or houses for
families for living purposes is also
severely felt. As a sample, when
the Record building was in course
of construction, several applications
were received for the use of the
second  story.   Of course, a nega-
The Merchants Bank of Halifax
 [NCOBFORATED I860. - -	
Paid-up Capital, $1,500,000.    Rest, $1,175,000. Head Office, Halifax, N. S.
T. E Kenny, President. I). H. Duncan, Cashier.
A branch of this Bank Has Been Opened at GRAND FORKS, B. O.
A General Banking Business Transacted. Accounts Received on the Most Favorable Terms. Interest Allowed on
Special Deposits. The Savings Bank Department Receives Sums of $1.00 and Upwards and Allows Interest at
Current Rates.
ALEX. MILLER, manager.
tive answer was given, as the entire building is requi d by the
Record and its staff. Even now it
appears as though the building,
planned for all future contingencies,
would soon be taxed to accommodate the business of this paper. At
least so the publishers inrorm
The Wayfarer.
Grand  Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
Notice of Transfer of Liquor License.
To Peter T. McCallum  and  J.  K.
Johnson, justices of the peace in
and for the District of Yale :
Take notice that it is our intention to apply at the next sitting of
the licensing court  for the  lower
portion of Osoyoos Division of Yale
district to he field at Grand  Forks,
B.C., on the 15th day of December
next, for a transfer to O. G. Fredericks of a retail  liquor licence for
our premises, situated  at  Cascade
City,  B. C,  being   on   lot  No. 6,
block No. 10, and being commonly
known as the Commercial Hotel.
Clifford A. Baldwin.
Squire C. Chezun.
Bakery and
Branch Grocery
Prompt and Courteous Treatment
Good Wines, Liquors and Cigars
fflF" This House is the Favorite Resort for Railway Men.
IVlOlVflTRir   I
I ��iquors, ^)ines anb (j��ars- f
W       A specialty made of Imported Goods.  Glassware and bar       m
Mjh Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for
JrL Pabst'B Milwaukee Beer.
X   MAIN STREET,        ....       CASCADE, B. C.   ftfo
Cascabe #oot anb ��lpe ��l]0p
A large stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, Always
^^^^on Hand.
Repairing of all kinds neatly and Promptly Executed.
A. H. BIGNEY, Proprietor.
<^=-^Spokane, Wash.^=r^
nYehicles of ill Kinds,
Correspondence Solicited.^^s^ ^^���    v5ch littler WagOHS. 8
Niagara now has three daily
.stages to and from (Jrand Forks,
all of which have us much business
as they can handle.
Mastering is now being done on
Townsite Agent Stocker's new residence, and lie hopes tn be occupying it by Christmas.
Cascade needs a good furniture
dealer and upholsterer. If the
right man should locate here, he
would doubtless do well.
A movement is on foot to organize a brass bund in Greenwood.
At that elevation there should be
wind enough for several bands.
Greenwood now has five medical
.practicioners. There is an excellent opening for a live man in this
profession right here in Cascade.
The B. C. Livery Stables, which
doubled the size of its building a
few weeks ago, built' another addition on the west side of the structure this week.
Miss Kate Cameron, sister of
Postmaster Angus Cameron, of this
city, who arrived last week, is now
installed in our post-office. She
comes from Oaklake, Manitoba,
her former home.
F. 1). Finucane, formerly manager of the New Denver branch of
the Bank of Montreal, has assumed
the same position in the new Green-
pood branch of that Gibralter-like
L. Ernest, the energetic rustler
of the California Wine Co., Nelson,
returned on Tuesday from a trip
through the Boundary country. He
states that he sold 125,000 of his
high grade cigars on this trip.
Win. Hamilton, of the widely
known Win. Hamilton Mfg. Co.,
of Peterboro, Ontario, was in Cascade last Sunday. His company is
one of the largest makers of mining and general machinery in the
P. Burns & Co., who attend to
the meat business of this district,
have established a branch slaughter bouse at Eholt, not far from
Greenwood, to supply the construction trade. In Cascade this firm
uses about nine beeves weekly.
William Anderson, engineer for
the Dominion Mining and Development Agency, Ltd., now at work
developing Cascade's water power.
returned on Saturday from Seattle.
lie brought bis wife and family
who will make their home here.
Hobby Wills, who runs the stage
line between Cascade and Brooklyn,
came in on runners for the first
time Ibis week. About two miles
from Brooklyn he hud to use wheels,
as there is as yet not snow enough
in the Arrow Lake town. Mr,
Wills is doing an excellent business
and goes through in quick time.
The Cascade Drug Co. expect to
occupy its new quarters in the
Hamilton building on First Avenue,
next week. John Mn huffy, of Victoria, who has been running a store
at Wardner, East Kootenay, will
occupy the other half of the building. He will do a general merchandise business.
From the fact that the Grand
Forks city council is reported to
have appropriated $500 to defray
the expenses of a delegate to the
east, to protest against the location
of the C. P. R. depot two miles from
the lower town, it would seem thut
the statements of satisfaction sent
out from the Forks, were just a
trifle embellished.
To the Honorable the L/ieutenant-Governor-in-Council:
The petition of the undersigned residents of Cascade City, B. C, humbly shewcth���
i. That at a general meeting- of the residents of Cascade City, held on the 2ist day of
November, instant, your petitioners were appointed a committee to prepare a memorial to
your Honorable Body expressing the requirements of this section of the Yale district, which,
in their opinion the local government should adjust.
2. That in pursuance of such appointment, your petitioners, acting as snch committee
have carefully examined the conditions of this town, and beg to submit:
That the fast increasing population of this place renders it necessary that a public
school building should be erected. There are now twenty-one school children upon
the roll, and the present school building, which was erected at the expense of the
townsite company, is inadequate to meet, the demands and requirements of the resident
school children.
Administration of Justice���
That there is only one resident Justice of the Peace in this town, and cases often
arise in which two justices or a stipendary magistrate are required. In order to try a
case of this kind we have to send to Grand Forks, a distance of fourteen miles, or to
Gladstone, a distance of twenty miles, to procure a second justice.
Mr. Elkins, who a short time ago was deputed to attend to the police duties of
this town, has resigned, and Mr. James Darcy has been sworn in by the resident justice
of the peace as a special or acting constable.
This committee strongly recommend the appointment of another efficient police
officer to act in conjunction with Mr. Darcy. This matter is most important. As is
usual with railway constructions, this town is populated largely by a rough element,
and in order to hold these people in subjection a good and capable police service is
Court and Jail-
That there is no court house or jail in this town.
Your petitioners have learned that the sum of $400 was appropriated by the government for the erection of a jail. That the Cascade Development Company has generously offered a lot���50 feet by 120 feet���upon which to erect a suitable building for
this purpose, and your petitioners find that, with the expenditure of the above sum so
appropriated, a suitable jail building could be constructed.
Small Debts Court-
That your petitioners strongly urge the constitution of a small  debts  court for
Cascade City.     Cases arise daily where such an institution is necessary;
Owing to the want of such a court, many small debts are allowed to pass unpaid���the
claimants preferring to forego their rights rather than go to the time and expense of
sending to Grand Forks for the issuing of the papers requisite to enforce payment.
Roads and Bridges���
That at the north-western portion of this town, the road leading to Grand Forks
and thence to the Boundary Country [westward] is almost impassable, and exceedingly
dangerous to stages and private parties passing over this highway. This committee
have been informed that, apart from the regular mail stages, at least seventy five teams
per day pass over this road.
In this connection we can state that we have a splendid stage service, and are of
opinion that the promoters, after spending a large amount of money for the proper
equipment of their lines should be entitled to some government support in the way of
providing a suitable highway.
The bridge which crosses the Kettle River, below the Cascade falls, and the road
leading thereto, were on or about the 15th clay of August last taken over by the local
government, and a cheque issued to the Cascade Development Company for same, amounting to $750.00, which cheque has not been paid, but payment of such cheque has
been repudiated by the government. *
The Provincial Government has not at any time���excepting the expenditure of
$75.00 about one year ago���expended any money for the construction, maintenance or
repair of the road or bridge above referred to.
We also recommend the appropriation and expenditure of moneys for the construction and repair of trails leading to the different mining camps in this vicinity, and we
further recommend the appointment of a local superintendent of roads and bridges. The
territory covered by the present official is so vast that it is impossible for him to give
that care to the different sections of this district that the rapid growth of the country
The Poor and Indigent���
That the attention of this committee has been drawn to the existence in this community from time to time of various persons suffering from the want of care, and the
same persons have heretofore been  cared for by private  subscription.     We  would 17
strongly recommend that some provision be made by the government for the care of
indigent persons.
This committee will at any time make such recommendations of persons to fill the
various positions above referred to as they shall be asked to make.
All the matters herein complained of are most important and should be recognized
by the government.
The population of Cascade City now amounts to about three hundred permanent
inhabitants and at least one thousand of a floating population.
Your petitioners therefore pray that your Honorable Body may be pleased to
take steps to adjust the several matters herein complained of. And your petitioners
as in duty bound will ever pray, etc.
Dated at Cascade City, this 25th day of November, 1898.
JAMES H. GOOD, Chairman.
The foregoing memorial was presented to the " Cascade Tax Payers' Association " at a
regular meeting held this 25th day of November, and by them adopted and approved.
C. J. ECKSTORM, President.
P. J. O'REILLY, Secretary.
Shaving Parlors,
Two Doors From Postoffice,
Free Employment
Reliable help furnished free. I
am in correspondence with all parties employing laborers in this section of the Boundary country.
C. J. Eckstorm, Manager.
rierchants Bank of Halifax Opens up
In Grand Porks.
As announced in last week's
Record, the Merchants' Bank of
Halifax, one of the strongest chartered institutions doing business in
this province, opened a branch in
Grand Forks. H. M. Botsford,
provincial manager, and John M.
Smith, manager of the Rossland
branch, arrived on the ground,
selected a location and attended to
all the details of beginning business.
This institution, as can be seen
l>y its announcement in another
column, is one of the strongest of
the chartered banks in the Dominion. It has a paid up capital of
$1,500,000 and a reserve fund of
$1,175,00. Altogether there are
thirty-seven branches, of which
nine are in British Columbia. This
bank is well-known for its conservatism, and yet has made a multitude of friends wherever branches
have been opened. The new branch
will doubtless do a good business
and Mr. Botsford reports the he-
ginning as quite satisfactory. Alex
Miller, formerly of the Rossland
branch, has taken charge of the
Grand Forks office as manager.
Gradually, but surely, the line
of new chartered bank branches is
extending down this way, and
there are not a few who think that
Cascade will be the next place
where one will be opened.
Taken Back to Brooklyn.
Officer Humphrey, of Gladstone,
received a warrant from Brooklyn
last Monday, sworn out by Robert
Wills,charging Wm. Dobbins with
selling a watch for $10 that did not
belong to him. Humphrey found
his man at Niagara and took him
back to Brooklyn, Mr. Wills' stage
line being the mode of conveyance.
Dobbins is well known to hotel
men, having been bartender at the
Windsor hotel in Brooklyn. He
protests his innocence, saying that
the watch was his property.
He Took In Niagara.
F. R. Crocker, the water king of
Brooklyn, spent a couple of days in
Niagara early in the week, return*
ing to Cascade last Tuesday. He
thinks Niagara is a hummer and
will   be  for some  time to come.
There are now or shortly
nine   general   stores   and
will be
hotels, and seemingly business for
all. While there Mr. Crocker arranged to supply the town with
water and will also take a hand in
the hotel business. He also visited
Greenwood on the trip.
Water and Light Matters.
No word has yet been received
from headquarters by William Anderson, superintending engineer for
the Dominion Mining & Development Agency, who own the great
water power at our doors, and who
contemplated putting in a local
water and electric light plant for
immediate use. Mr. Anderson informs the Record that C. K. Mil-
burne, of Nelson, the resident manager, is now in London, England,
whence he expects to hear from
him now at almost any time. No
steps will be taken until definite
orders are received. Mr. Anderson's report strongly recommended
the immediate installation of both
Administrator Appointed.
An application was made to
Judge Spinks at Vernon on Nov.
23rd. at the instance of Mr. Cayley,
Solicitor, of Grand Forks, for the
appointment of an administrator of the estate of the late
Alex. Mason, of Cascade. The
Judge oppointed Charles E. Miller,
of the firm of Wallace & Miller,
Nelson, B. C, Administrator, Mr.
Miller, having been selected by the
largest creditors of the estate to act
for them. As soon as the administrator has filed the necessary bond
at Grand Forks the estate will be
wound up.
Dr. Stanley R.B.Smith, of Grand
Forks, has been gazetted to be medical health officer of the Grand
Forks mining division.
The Grand Forks Miner has discarded its patent outside, and following the example of the Record,
is now entirely printed at home.
The paper consequently presents a
greatly improved appearance.
H. H. Huff, Cascade's blacksmith, is one of the busiest men in
town. -A couple of weeks ago he
enlarged his building and this week
has built another addition.
.... C. H. Thomas, Prop. .. .
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this part of the
district. Headquarters for Contractors, Mining Men
and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
Second Avenue,
Cascade City. British Columbia.
Close Connections with the Spokane Falls & Northern Ry.
Rapid Stage Line
And all Points in the Boundary Country. Stage leaves Bossburg Daily at 12 o'clock Noon.   Private Conveyances, with or without drivers, furnished
to and from any point.
Office, Opp. Cascade Development Co.'s Office,
First Class Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
The initial number of the Cascade
Record has made its appearance.
The thriving town of Cascade is to
he congratulated upon this publication. Messrs. Willcoxife O'Reilly,
the proprietors, have begun well.
They use good paper and good type,
and the paper is well arranged and
well printed. The eight pages of
i the Record are well written and
contain many interesting paragraphs relating to Cascade and
surrounding district.���Greenwood
The Cascade Record is the latest
arrival in the journalistic family
in this Province, of which we have
received the first number of the first
volume. It is an eight page four-
column publication, printed on
book paper, and largely from new
type, giving it an exceedingly creditable appearance. As a matter of
course, it speaks highly of Cascade
City, in eonsequence of the geographical position it occupies, and
the immense water-power which is
available in its vicinity. The publishers are Messrs. Willcox &
O'Reilly, and the price is $2.00 per
annum. The World wishes the
Record every success, and trusts
that it has come to stay, and that
. it will continue to prosper, as Cas
cade City and the whole of the
Boundary Creek country, are destined to do.���Vancouver World,
Owns Some Good Claims.
M. J. Darcy, the recently appointed special Provincial officer
for Cascade, has during the past
three years, done some careful prospecting in the district, and owns
some promising claims. Among
these are the Hong Kong group,
comprising four claims, the Alham-
bra, Melba, Hong Kong and Fawn.
This group is situated on Deep
Creek, about 6 miles east from Cascade. These claims are known to
have well defined leads running
east and west. Some very fine
copper ore has been taken from the
The King John and Royal, known
as the Royal group, are also owned
by Mr. Darcy. They lie north of
the Hong Kong group. On these
he has done several hundred
dollars worth of work. The Royal
has an iron lead of phenomenal
proportions, and shows three distinct leads, one of which gives $3
in gold and $1.70 in silver values
on the surface.
The Mohawk claim, situated one
and a half miles east of Christina
Lake, and between Baker and Mc-
Crea creeks, is owned by Mr. Darcy
also, and A. J. Stewart, and has
$300 worth of work done on it.
November Honor Roll.
At the monthly examinations
for November just held in Cascade
public school, the following was
the result:
Fifth Reader, maximum 1150���
Emily Haegerman 827; Elsie Hae-
german 819.
Third Reader, maximum 750���
Minnie Haegerman 632; Jennie Mc-
Rae 516; Robert McRae 500} Ralph
Wolverton 498; Sydney Carpenter
Second Reader���Andie Thompson 415; Percy Creighton 402.
First Reader���Duncan McRae
311; Willie Thompson 244; Mary
Thompson 249; Je6se Bautne247;
Joe Bautne 244; John McRae 216;
Charles Stock 212.
Greenwood is to have a first-class
skating rink thin winter, 75x150
feet in size.
J. H. Goodeve, the Grand Forks
druggist, was looking over Cascade
this week.
The Miner chronicles the fact
that Black Jack has decided to locate in Grand Forks.
S. R. Reid, the Burnt Basin mining man, returned on Wednesday
from a business trip to Rossland.
Father Palmer of Trail was in
the city on Tuesday and held Catholic services in the schoolhouse at
7:30 a. m.
There seems to be no relief in
sight for the brick famine now prevalent in this city and the Boundary country.
The enterprising individual who
has it in mind to put up a public
hall in Cascade, is as yet a little
backward about coming forward.
A petition is being circulated for
the construction of a wagan road
up the Kettle river above Rock
Creek, and is receiving numerous
H. D. Cameron, of Edmonton,
has rented the premises on Main
street soon to be vacate by the Cascade Drug Co., and will put in a
stock of cigars, tobaccos, etc.
Notwithstanding that both of
Cascade's sawmills are running to
their full capacity, it is a difficult
matter to secure lumber here when
wanted, so great is the demand.
Alex. Miller, formerly accountant for the Bank of Halifax at
Rossland, but now manager of the
branch of that institution at Grand
Forks, was in Cascade last Sunday,
en route to the latter city.
Captain Hargrave, one of the
Republic mining men, who has
made money in that gold camp,
stopped in Cascade Tuesday, on his
way to Spokane.
Wednesday evening a number of
Scotchmen in town assembled at
the Columbia hotel to celebrate St,.
Andrew's day. Of course a " wee
drappie o' Scotch " passed around.
McDonald & Flood, proprietors
of the Grand Central Hotel, have
begun work on a 24x40 addition on
the east side of their popular house,
which will he used as a barbershop
and club rooms.
A new village called Bannock
City has sprung up at the foot of
Pathfinder mountain, near some
promising claims, and several cabins have already been built there.
It is located fthout 14 miles up the
North Fork of Kettle River.
Dave Good, of Gladstone, who
was in town this week, and who is
interested in the John Bull group
of gold claims, on which active development is now being done, says
that the cross-cutting of the ledge
is making the property look better
with every shot.
Bought Out His Partner.
O. G. Fredericks, of the Commercial hotel, who has been on a trip
to his old home at Helena, Mont.,
returned this week to Cascade. He
says that the name of Cascade iB
heard everywhere, and that numerous inquiries were made in regard
to the Gateway City.
Mr. Fredericks has bought out
his partner, Mr. Peterson, the latter
retaining the Park hotel at Brooklyn, while Mr. Fredericks becomes
sole proprietor of the well-known
Commercial hotel, of this city.
CaliforniaWine Co
Office and Warehouse, NELSON, B. C.
We have just received 500,000 Choice Cigars, andr;are prepared to fill orders on the Shortest Notice.
Prices Always Right/
eadquarters Hote
Our   Specialties   are Pabst's  Blue   Ribbon Beer,  Corby's
Eight-Year-Old Rye, Seagram's '83 Rye, Four-
Crown Scotch and Burke's Irish Whiskies.
Celebrated Lion Beer on Draught.
First Avenue, Cascade City, B. C.
Good Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Nelson, Olson & Bergm n, Proprietors.
K2K2CS3K3K2K5K2 5   ^KJK2K3K3
COX & JONES, Props.
Newly Furnished.   First Class Bar in Connection
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, riouldings, Etc
Tax Payers Meeting.
The called meeting of the newly
organized Tax Payers Association,
arranged fur Wednesday evening
last, was adjourned till Thursday,
when there was a large representation of the solid business, men of
the pity.
The by-laws were brought up,
and after due consideration and
some changes, were adopted. The
names of eleven additional business men, were presented to the
association, and voted in. It was
decided to leave the membership
roll practically open for two months
from the date of the first meeting,
which would make January 25th
the limit.
A vote of thanks was extended to
the special committee for drafting
the by-laws, and a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Quinlivan, Good and Stocker, was appointed to get a list of desirable
citizens as members.
Regular meetings of the association are to be held on the first and
third Tuesday of each month. The
meeting, therefore, adjourned till
next Tuesday evening.
An Express Office Needed.
One of the greatest annoyances
to which the people of Boundary
Creek are subjected to at the present
time is the method by which express parcels consigned to this section are handled. There is no express agency in any of the towns
and it is necessary to send an order
to either Marcus or Penticton before parcels will be forwarded on
by the stages. This means in
either case a loss of four days. This
is not only an inconvenience to the
public but a direct loss to the stage
lines, as nearly all parcel are in
consequence sent by mail instead
of by express. It appears that the
Dominion Express Company are
under the impression that the business of this section is not yet sufficiently remunerative to entice them
into establishing an express route
and agencies through this section.
If such is the case it would be well
for the stage lines to make some
arrangements to aft as agents for
the express company bo as to avoid
in future the present unnecessarily
slow and vexatious system.���
Boundary Creek Times.
Cosgrove   Jlerrymakers.
Next Saturday, December 12th,
the Cosgrove Merrymakers, a favorably known organization of
musicians and entertainers, will
give one cf their pleasing shows in
Cascade. Inasmuch as there is no
public hall in Cascade, theScandia
Hotel, on First Avenue, has been
engaged for the entertainment for
that evening.
The Cosgroves have an enviable
reputation as entertainers, and
have always sent their audience
away pleased. On this tour they
have also one of Edison V Improved
Projecting Kinetoscopes, showing
moving pictures of the late Spanish-
American war. The machine is
operated by Edison's authorized
agent, which is a guarantee to the
public of the best in this line.
The Cosgrove family will give a
refined and artistic entertainment,
including musical sketches, musical glasses, guitars, mandolins,
banjos, xylophones, hand bells,
banduria,dulcimer, imitation circus
steam calliope, etc. There will also
be beautiful stage posing with colored calcium light effects.
Canada's Mineral Orowth.
The growth of the mining industry in Canada is forcibly illustrat-
. ed by the following figures, which
are taken from official lists. The
entire exportation of mineral products for the year ending June 30th,
last amounted to $14,463,256, an
amount greater than the combined
values of the exports of farm, fishery and the factory, to the United
States. Practically the whole
amount of this export ($13,838,833)
went to the United States. During
the year 1898-99, if we include the
Yukon gold output, our exports of
the mines to the United States will
amount to at least twenty-five millions of dollars, being more than
half the entire export of Canada to
that country. The value of some
of the various ores exported last
year are respectively; Gold ores,
$3,566,624; Silver ores, $3,519,036;
Copper and pyrites, $1,053,300;
Lead in ore, $1,006,278.
As showing the need of a chartered bank in Cascade, one firm
shipped in $7,000 in bills recently
at one time, and a single day's
money order business at the post-
office aggregated over $1,200.
Canny as Usual.
A Scotsman went to London for
a holiday. Walking along one of
the streets he noticed a bald-headed
chemist standing at the shop door,
and inquired if he had any hair
restorer. " Yes sir," sai��l thechem
ist, " step inside, please. There's
an article I can recommend. Testimonials from great men who have
used it. It makes the hair grow in
twenty-four hours," " Aweel," said
the Sect, " ye can gie the top o' yer
heid a bit rub wi't, and I'll look
back in the morn and see if ye're
tellin' the truth."
We Must Qet Along.
The Nelson Economist gets off
the following in its last issue, in regard to D. R. Young, well known
as the publisher of the late Slocin
City News, and now of the Kootenay Mining Standard, a new
"The announcement that D. R.
Young, the sweet singer of the Slocan, was about to issue a volume of
pi, ms, bound in calf with brass
clasp', i denied, In the meantime
lovers oi poetry will have to content themselves with the melodies
of Moore, etc., etc."
Is a Splendid Record.
The Bank of Montreal's half
yearly statement, just issued, shows
the profits for the half year ending
October 31st, after deducting
charges of management and making full provisions for bad and
doubtful debts, were $629,118, which
with the balance of profit and loss
account on April 30th, amount to
$1,581,328. Out of this amount a
dividend of five per cent., amounting to $900,000 is payable Dec. 1st,
leaving a balance of profit and loss
to be carried forward of $982,328
against $952,210 for the half year
ending April 30th, or an increase
of $29,118.
The new custom regulations
changing the forms of oaths and
declarations of importers come into
effect on January 1. Importers
will be required to declare that
each invoice represent?) the actual
transaction and that the value
shown on entry, not invoice, exhibits the fair market value of the
goods as sold for home consumption in the country of export.
Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary Creek and Christina Lake Countries.
The Coming Commercial and Industrial
Center of
A Magnificent Water Power
of 20,000 Horse Power
Now under actual development. The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL DISTRICT.
A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. Only one mile from Christina Lake, a beautiful body
of water, 18 miles in length, and destined to become the
The town is beautifully located, surrounded by rich
scenery, with liberal sized lots (50x120), wide streets, and
offers a most promising opportunity for business locations
and Realty Investments.
For further information, price of lots, etc., address
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.
Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Commissione
C. P. R., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Wholesale flERCHANTs
Liquors, �� Cigars, �� Dry �� Goods,
Hackinaws, Rubbers,
���  _���^A.
Catalogues sent on application.  Kootenay Branch:   NELSON, B. C.
Divide Hotel
Graham Bros., Props. j
Located 15 miles from Brooklyn on the main tote road, about half way
to Christina Lake.
Pine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
A Good, Comfortable 2-story House, with the
best of accommodations. Give us a call when
you come out on the line.
Half Way House
Located Hale Way Between Brooklyn
%nd Cascade City.
"... 8
^���F     Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Good Hotel and Stable Accommodations.
Hotel Kootenay
NORMAN LUCE, Proprietor.
Located at Porcupine Creek, io miles out
from Brooklyn. The comfort of the traveling public carefully looked after. Good
stabling accommodations. Give us a call.
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record.
The deepest shaft in Colorado is
on the Geyser mine, at Silver Cliff,
it being down over 2400 feet
Assays from the Waterloo^claim
in Camp McKinney run as high as
$8,000 in gold, and miners are glad
to take stock in payment'for Wages.
In the Rand, South Africa district, the average cost of sinking a
timbered shaft 5��xl8 feet is $125
per foot.
Shipments from the Le Roi mine
will be continued at the rate of 200
tons per day under the management of W. A. Carlyle of theB.
A. C.     -
The Hall Mines smelter has ac*
quired the right to 150 inches'of
water from Sand creek, below Nelson. It is to be flumed to the
Hugh Sutherland who recently
bought the Nelson Miner, has 25
men employed on the Evening Star
near Slocan City, and the force is
to be  increased.
The Anglo-American Commission
now in cession at Washington are
considering the question of admitting all Canadian ore, dutyfree into the United States market.
The Mountain Chief on Bull Dog
Mountain, near Brooklyn, is turning out to be a great copper property with development. It is
owned by the Golden Gate Development Co.
The Brooklyn mine machinery
now installed, is expected to be kept
running all winter. Work on the
Stemwinder, also in Greenwood
camp, will be continued uninterruptedly.
P. J. Finncane, manager of the
Bank of Montreal at Greenwood, is
now owner, with Scott McDonald,
of the Fidelity mine near New
Denver. The property is a most
promising one.
Smith Curtis has let a contract
to H. P. Toronto for a 40-foot tunnel on the Pay Ore Fraction, on
Pathfinder Mountain. Considerable activity is noticeable on many
good claims in that vicinity.
The store house and office of the
Dominion Mining & Development
Agency, near the site of the new
power house, have been completed.
Hot and Cold Baths can
be had at any time. ....
.. proprietors. . .
Cascade City
^    Brooklyn
New Rigs, Good Teams, Experienced Drivers.
This line will make regular
trips between the two places,
carrying passengers and baggage in quick time.


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