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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
No. 48.
We do Business in Grand Forks.
White Bros.,
Bridge Strkkt,   GRAND PORKS
Watch repairing a specialty.
&T Leave your repairing orders ill this ofliee
Drugs and Stationery.
Wo curry iui up-i<>-ilat��
and complete stock.
H. E. Woodland & Oo.
W. K. Megaw,
General Merchant
Makes a Specialty Fine
Fisher lllook, (IRANI) PORKS.
New and Second-hand
....Bought and Sold....
Bridgii Street, Niwr Giistom limine,
City Barbershop
Everything neat, clean and   convenient, and
Workmanship tlm best.
Robert Prebilsky,
John son Block,
Mrs. M. F. Cross,
proprlotress JOHNSON W.OCK
First Ave.,       Grand Forks.
 Rooms 6O0 and up.	
When Shopping
la Grand Forks don't forget
Or rather, your old bootB
and shoes, do they need
repairing; or would you
prefer something new���
made to order ( Anyhow, call on
Wm. Dinsmore,
Your Feet
DrUgglStS ailQ StatlOlierS.      Miller Block, over Woodland's Droit Store.
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We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Clothing, <��s
Shoes, Etc.
W. M. WOLVERTON, Manager.
The Store for Best Goods
Lowest Prices	
Staple and Fancy Groceties,
Canned Goods a Specialty.
Gents Furnishing Goods,
And everything else usually found in a well-stocked store.
Fresh Supplies Constantly Arriving.
Mr. Geo. Hunter, of Burnt Basin,
was in town yesterday.
A meeting of creditors in the
Quinlivan case was held yesterday.
Mr. Fred Button, is here visiting
his brother, A. M. Button, manager for the Yale-Columbia company.
Mrs. Fred Gribi left for North-
j port   Monday, where she  goes  to
join her husband, who  is in   business there.
W. Forrest of Gladstone (Mime
down from his mountain home
Wednesday, and remained a few
days in town.
Spoilsmen are thick nnw-a-days,
and from the loads of birds and
fish they bring to town, 'tis evident
they are meeting with great Mircess.
Tlie many loaded freight teams
clearing at the Customs' office daily show the freight route via Boss-
burp, and the reservation is not
Messrs R. Kelman and R. (J
Ritchie will domicile this winter in
the dwelling formerly occupied hy
D. MacLeod, where they removed
their housekeeping effects yesterday.
Jack Woodruff has moved onto
his pre-emption east of town. The
immense potatoes he has on exhibition in the townsite company's
window show evidence of the fertility of the soil.
Mr. Olaf Olson went east Sunday on the official special at the
request of Sup*. Peterson, in order
that he might be conferred with
relative tn the running of n tunnel
on the Crow's Nest loop.
Mr. Wm. Dinsmore, the Grand
Forks shoemaker���and harness
maker, as well���is in Vancouver
purchasing his harness and saddlery supplies. He passed through
Cascade on Monday last. Mr.
Dinsmore already has harness
orders on hand.
J. Roderick Robertson was in
town Wednesday, on business connected with the affairs of the Cascade Water Power company. Mr.
Robertson is the general manager
of the various enterprises of the
London and B. C Gold Fields Co.,
in British Columbia.
James Poupore, of the Yale-Columbia Lumber company was iu
Cascade on business Wednesday
and Thursday. Mr. Poupore reports a business improvement in
his line. He says collections are
easier now than for sometime past,
sales more frequent, and general
indications of renewed activity in
all branches of enterprise.
The railway magnates of the C.
P. R., consisting of President T. G.
Shaughnessy and about twenty
others were in the Boundary country early this week, dispensing
smiles and good cheer to the inhabitants of thrf coming mining dig-
trict of the world; taking back with
them in exchange, the impression
that we have more prosperity to
the acre in store for us in the near
future, than we claim, and we are
not often considered over modest
in our claims. Particularly was
the president impressed with our
immense water power and the
work of development now under
way, and remarked that that one
feature alone assured to Cascade a
bright future.
Wednesday and Thursday we
endured and enjoyed the first
steady rain-storm of the season.
After a fruitless search in the
rain, Friday night, the chivari
party, loaded down with cans,
horns and cowbells, failed to locate
their intended victims, and gave
up the task in disgust.
Mr. J. A. Bertois returned with
hiB bride last night by private conveyance, and later waB welcomed
in a pronounced manner by a large
band of admirers armed with a
conglomeration of "musical" instruments of <�� primitive character.
It is understood that they will occupy the Mayall residence on Cascade Heights.
The Record acknowledges the receipt of a copy of the first issue of
The Labor Gazette, published at
Ottawa by authority of parliamentary enactment. It is edited and
conducted under the supervision of
the Bureau of Labor, which department was established by the Dominion government last summer,
at the instance of a bill offered bv
Minister Mulock, who is the chief
commissioner of the new bureau.
It is to he printed monthly in book
form and devoted to Dominion labor interests generally. It has a
great field of usefulness, and the
first, number gives abundant evidence of ability to worthily occupy it.
C.W.Staples was in town Monday
purchasing supplies, and brought
in some fine specimens from the
Boston claim, on which he is doing
extensive work. This claim has a
vein which was exposed hy a ruil-
rnnd cut, and apparently is a fissure
vein twelve feet in width. Mr.
Staples reports that. Mr. H. M.
Austin, who is working on the
Nelson and None Such group on
McRae creek, which adjoins the
Boston has just discovered a fine
quartz ledge, apparently 15 to ]8
feet in width, which has an excellent surface showing, on which he
protweg to begin development
work at once. Mr. Austin is a
persistent prospector, an energetic
worker and is worthy the good
fortune which evidently awaits
Mr. W. B. Willcox, one of the
proprietors of the Phoenix Pioneer,
was married last Wednesday in
Phoenix tn Mi��s. E. W. Crawford.
The same day Mr. Willcox and his
bride passed through Cascade on
the east-bound train on their
honeymoon trip "down the main
line," as the happy groom stated
it. They are an estmnhle couple,
well and favorably known in the
Boundary, and their many friends
and acquaintances here and elsewhere wish them a successful and
happy journey down life's connubial pathway.
Wednesday night, at the Church
of England, in  Grand  Forks, Mr.
D.  D.' Ferguson  and  Miss  E. S.
Haldenbv. hoth of Cascade,   were
joined in the holy bonds of wedlock by Rev. Steele.   The contracting parties are most   highly   esteemed and worthy citizens of this
community.     They    returned    to
Cascade on  Thursday  afternoon's
train, and were met at the station
by  many friends    who   extended
genuine congratulations.    In  the
evening they dined at Laurel Ridge
afterwards   proceeding to   occupy
their cottage home on Third avenue
eaBt,    The Record  joins in    the
general wish that prosperity  and
happiness may be the lot of Mr. and
Mrs. Ferguson for all time to come.
At the Chilliwack Fair Minister McBride Makes a Promise.
The Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern Use To
Extend Through the Hope MounUlns
to Okanagin and Kootenay.
Nelson Tribune: Hon. Richard
McBride of New Westminster and
Dewdney, minister of mines in the
Dunsmuir government, when on a
recent visit to the town of Chilliwack, which is the trading center
of a great mining district, is reported as having said in a speecM, that
actual work would be commenced
on a railway from the coast to the
mining districts of Yale and Kootenay within twelve months, and
the coast papers take it for granted
that the Dunsmuir government intend, at the next session of the
legislature, to introduce a measure
that will ''help on the good work."
It ie understood that this will
lie ti part of the work of the Victoria, Vancouver and Eastern line
and eventually extend through the
Hope mountains to the Okanagan
and thence to the Kootenay country
making one continuous line between tbe coast and the mining
centers of the interior, and taking
in all the principal agricultural
districts on the way.
When Joseph Martin, during the
late camgaign, uttered a like
promise, he was ridiculed by the
press that is now making much of
Mr. McBride's assertion on
cisely the same proposition.
Rev. James Cameron, a retired
minister of the Presbyterian church
died last Tuesday night, at Toronto,
aged 58 years. He was a native of
Glengary county.
Jos. W. Conrad, three years of
age, fell from a fence in his father's
yard in Halifax/Tuesday afternoon,
and broke his neck. When picked up life was extinct.
Meyer Shapeo and Fanny Hel-
pert, charged with having administered poison to Maurice Goldstein, a second-hand dealer in Toronto, August 1, have been discharged on account of insufficient
evidence to convict.
The C. P. R. is to test the commercial feasibility of supplying
Montreal and Ontario cities with
Nova Scotia coal. It will be carried during the coming winter from
St. John westward, via. the company's short line through the state
of Maine. Montreal receives all of
;is soft coal from the maritime
province-;. Tbe same boats that
bring the coal to Montreal could
go on to Toronto, which is only
330 n.iles further west. The province of Ontario is at present entirely dependent upon the United
States for its coal. Several million
dollars worth are imported yearly.
The Globe says the amount of
coal and coke imported into Canada
is $10,500,000. Of this the largest
part is consumed in Ontario. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
October ��, 1900
Published on Saturdays at Cascade. B. C,
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Advertising Ratos Furnished on Application.
If there is a blue mark in ������*���������
lliis square, your subserip-i *
Hon is due, and you are in-1 2
vital to remit. ������������������
Jay P. Graves, of tbe Miner-
Graves syndicate was in Rossland
Monday and was interviewed by a
Miner reporter. Speaking of the
ore tax created by the Dunsmuir
government, Mr. Graves is reported to have suit! that the action of
the government in putting on a
two per cent tux upon the output
is extremely ill-advised. The tax
has the effect of placing a higher
levy per ton on low grade ore than
on that containing high values. If
this is persisted in the Miner-Graves
syndicate will have to restrict its
output. It would not pay to put
out large quantities of low grade
ore. If only 50 cents is cleared by
the, mine owner 25 cents have to be
given to the government. There
was no objection to giving the government a revenue from the ores
produced but the tax must be made
in an equitable manner. The fact
of the matter was that the government did not understand the question with which it was dealing.
And the fault seemed inherent in
the whole of the Legislature with
one exception, Mr. Smith Curtis,
who had spoken at some length
presenting the right view of the
mutter to the government. It was
the wrong way of procedure in the
interest of the country at large. To
quote the instance of the syndicate
alone: It has arranged with the C.
P. Ii. for certain rates which would
bring in that company about $300,-
000 per annum for freight alone.
This was not counting indirect
freightage for the use of the men
.employed but a direct sum paid the
rnilway. If the tax waB carried
out it simply would not pay to
produce ores in those quantities,
and labor and capital and the development of the country, together
with the amount of revenue tn be
raised, would all alike suffer.
It in now asserted that the railroad building from Nelson to Republic is only the beginning of a
new line to the coast, over an old
franchise through the state of
Washington. Of course, in time,
the North Half mineral belt will
have its own reduction facilities,
anil the branch of road being built
to Carson from Garnd Forks will
be worthless without extension one
way or the other. The government
tariff, the father of monopolies,
combined with its eldest offspring,
a non-competitive railway system,
are making it impossible for the
poorer classes to exist in the Boundary country, which seriously impedes ils growth.
Grimsby, England, last month
decided to municipalize the liquor
traffic. By a vote of 14 to 1 the
council decided to grant no licenses
in future except to the town corporation itBelf. It was pointed out
that they should restrict the number of licenses as much as possible,
and absentee brewers could not
control public houses better than a
town council on the spot. Before
financial arguments should be
placed the purity of the product
sold, ilie limitation of the hours of
sale, and the decreasing of the
mum i��r of public houses.
With fresh e*gs fifty cents a
dozen and butter thirty cents a
pound, who wouldn't be the owner
of a little ten-acre farm ?
The rush for reservation lands
has been more than ever apparent
the past week. These lands will
be open next Wednesday at 12
o'clock M.
The late census taking iu Spokane is very unsatisfactory to the
citizens of that place, in that it
only allows them about ;!0,000 population, whereas they were claiming 45,000.
You will notice that neither the
Conservative nor the Liberal papers
are promising much for their favorite candidates in relation to relief
from monopoly domination and
pauper labor immigration.
The enforcement of his prohibition law in Manitoba was more
than Premier Hugh John MaoDon-
ald cared to undertake, consquent-
ly resigns his premiership and
passes the job on to  his successor.
The Spokesman-Review of last
Sunday was a mammoth paper���
48 pages. It was printed on its
new perfecting press, and should
cause the citizens of Spokane to
feel proud of the enterprise of its
The Labor Chronicle, official organ of the Liverpool United Trades
and Labor Council, has taken a
plebiscite of its readers of the justice of the war in South Africa.
The result was 58 to 1 in condemnation of the war.
The United Stales Government
had better own railroads than
islands; better own telegraphs than
cannibals; better own telephones
than tropical beasts and jungles;
beiter have postal savings banks
than yellow fever.���Chicago Record.
R. C. Clute, Q. C, Toronto; Daniel S. Munn, New Westminster, B.
C, and Ralph Smith, M. P. P.,
Nanaimo, B. C, have been appointed a commission by the Dominion
Government to investigate and report upon the Chinese immigration
London, England, has a population of 4,211,056. New York comes
next with 3,437,202. Others are:
Pari.i, 2,536,834; Berlin, 1,677,304;
Chicago. 1,675,000; Canton. 1,600,-
000; Vienna, 1,364,548; Tokio, 1,-
299,941; and St. Petersburg, 1,267,-
023.   The world  is getting bigger.
The desperado who was killed
in a fight with officers near Addy,
Wash., was Thomas Downer, who
is said tn have a brother in Spokane. Downer is well known to the
police there, aud has had the reputation of being with had companions, though not known to be guilty of any crime.
This month the the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey will
distribute the tidy sum of #8,000,-
000 to the persons who are fortunate enough to own its common
stock. This dividend represents
a portion of the earnings during
only one quarter of the year. The
dividend will be paid on $100,000,-
000 of common stock, which developed decided strength in the
curb market on the announcement
of the declaration of the dividend.
It closed at 535, a net gain in one
day of five points. At this rate of
value the possessions of the Standard Oil Trust would amount to at
least $535,000,000. John- D.
Rockefeller, president of the company, is popularly credited with
owning   about one-third   of   the
million shares of the corporation.
The hay crop of the United
States, according to the American
Agriculturist, is approximately 52,-
000,000 tons, or 7,000,000 tons less
than last year, and some 16,000,-
000 tons short of the phenomenally
heavy crop of 1898. The same au
thority reports the crop decidedly
short of a full one and somewhat
unevenly distributed. In the middle west it is variable, much of the
territory east of the Missouri river
yielding indifferently. In the middle and eastern states the crop is
far from satisfactory. In portions
of northeastern Pennsylvania and
Ohio and throughout a large part
of New York the loss is heavy.
The cause of the medium crop is
ascribed to drought conditions. The
above practically means that hay
will be worth a good price in all
portions of the country this year.
In the Pacific northwest, there is a
fair crop, but so long as prices are
high east, thty will be correspondingly high here. Besides, there is
the government demand to be considered in this section. Already
this has had a material effect upon
the market.
How much more civilized are
the people down in the Southern
states, who roaBt colored people at
the stake, than the heathen canni-
balB we read of who delight in
missionary spareribs?
Eire Insurance Agency
George K. Stock kr, Agent.
Spokane Falls & Northern Railway Co.
Nelson & Ft Sheppard Railway Co,
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The only all-rail route between sll points east,
u-.tst and south to llosslnml, Nelson and intermediate points; conneotiiiK at Spokane with the
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O. It. & N.
Co. ��
Connects at Nelson with steamer for Kaslo and
all Kootenai lake points.
Connects at Meyers Falls with stnse daily tor
Republic and connects at Bossberg with stage
dally tor Orand Forks and Greenwood.
10:35 a m      Spokane     7:10 p m
11:40 a m     Rossland    6:00 p m
9:30 a m     Nelson        8:00 p m
9:45 p m     Spokane     7:05 a m
10:00 p m     Rossland    6:30 a m
Gtneral Passenger Agent.
EAST-Fast Daily Train-WEST
With Improved connecting service to and
Kootenay and Boundary
First-class sleepers on all trains from Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing.
Tourist cars pass Medicine Hat dally for St,
Paul, Saturdays for Montreal nnd Boston,
Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto. Same
cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
18:30 Leave        Cascade City        Arrive 80:28
For rates, tickets and full Information, apply
to Agent, Cascade City, B. C, or
W.P. Anderson,     E.J.Covle,
Trav. Pass.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.    Vancouver.B.C.
The proprietor begs to announce that the
Whole of the Grocery,
Dry Goods, Hardware,
And other stocks of the
MacRae, Gladstone and
Eagle City Branches
Will be brought to
And offered for sale
This will ensure buyers by far the
Biggest Selection at
Lowest Prices in Town.
Call For Prices.
October 6, 1900
Belgium seems hardly so agree-1 desires a guide of course, eh bein, it
able a country for a Britisher to re-. is fortunate, she is the very liest in
side in as it formerly used to be.
And our very dear friend Mr. Paul
Kruger seems to he the cause of all
the trouble. Consequently if a
Belgian cabbage-planter happens
to raise a ranker leaf than usual
he immediately puts a new brand
of cigar on the market and instead
of fittingly naming it "Scavenger's
Delight" proudly christens his production the "General Cronje", and
forthwith ten thousand patriotic
Belgian admirers convert themselves into a walking pestilence or
perambulating refuse destructorsiti
order to expresss their deep and
lasting contempt for nil things
British. Should a pocket or two
of mouldy hops achieve the ruin of
the local brewing, the product, has
merely to be baptised "Steyn Bock''
to secure an outlet at a premium
and a demand which cannot be
satisfied, whilst its retailers make
such enhanced profits as to admit
of refurnishing their estamiuets
with Kruger-faced beer  mugs  and
the country and her fee is 20 francs
the day consummations included."
You are all alone in the caraiage
of course, for it is not one of (he
American style, and begin to understand the phrase Braves Beiges���
the girl is'llt a bit afrnid of you.
Arrived at the scene of tbe great
victory the first distinct and deliberate effort of the young lady is
marked hy her success in quickly
finding a shady nook where you are
as successfully hidden from the
eyes of all possible enemies as if
you were a Boer marksman and
there she places her little basket
upon the grass. When you remonstrate, she explains that in order (o
understand the battle scene fully it
is necessary to supply a few details
beforehand���so Monsieur might,
as well sit down. The most important details appear to consist of
one bottle of champagne and another of cognac. This is just about
the spot where custom has established that I invite the printer  to
The Yale-Columbia  Lumber Co.,
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Mouldings and Turnings.
Principal Hills at CASCADE, B. C
slipping up a new sign bearing the put in two rows of twinkling stars,
patriotic words, Au Spion hop.
Then the patrons wait until a
Britisher passes by and vociferously drink to the health of the S.
A. Republic (as was) and incidentally to the everlasting detriment
of their own internal economies,
and next day curse Britain once
I have ' made many separate,
and serious attempts to study that
celebrated battlefield but somehow
always got captured by one of the
pickets right at the outset. And
then if you insist there is trouble.
The lady is tired,  her  head  aches
more because they have a "pain in and her feet are sore, she just re
the squeak."
calls that her mother  was on   the
""��� i point of dying when she left  home
But   the   standing   high   chief jund aliyhow Monsieur didn't  lock
favorite of all insults, because per-1 )ikt) a Y. M. C. A. studentouton an
haps there is more of it and it em-: educational tour or she wouldn't
braces an  opportunity of hooting ;have cmne at al|. finaipy���She con-
the British flag, takes place at the
Antwerp Circus where the Boer
war is nightly depicted with homemade variations of the most brilliant originality.
Among the incidents is the
demonstrations (by a bald-headed
Belgian rigged out as a Boer brigand) of the simplicity of modern
warfare. Alone he slays fourteen
Britishers and surrounds and captures ten more or words to that
effect. Then he takes his son along
to teach the young idea how to
shoot and between them they bug
ten more rooi-batjes, including three
officers; then the devil or some one
in authority who is not a friend of
boys, Boers or Belgians permits the
youth to be shot just when he is
beginning to learn nicely and his
pa has to carry him home on his
back and put him on ice, accompanied by slow music; after which he
goes out and knocks twelve more
British into pink and white ehareut-
erie and eventually the whole bally
outfit gets drowned in the Tugela���
aud serve them blamed well right.
In the meantime the cheap trips
to the field of Waterloo, those smiling cornfields where til that gall
and gore got so gloriously tapped
one June day years ago, do not
seem to be flourishing. And it is a
pity because the lady-guide to the
field of Waterloo is of European
reputation. You find her at the
Luxembourg station, Brussels, on
mornings sunny enough to indicate
the probability that her feet wont
get wet. Take a ticket for Braine
L'Alleud and you are done for.
Half a dozen neatly clad demoiselles follow you to your carriage and
the most active and enterprising
enters after you and deftly closing
the door in the face of her confreres
or consoeurs or whatever they are
called, triumphantly exclaimed,
e'est a moi, and forthwith proceeds
to mark you for her own.
"Monsieur is a stranger.   Mon-
fesses herself blankly ignorant of
the whole matter but is considerate
enough to slate that if Monsieur
really desires any precise information on the subject he can procure
it at the English Library in Montague de la Cour, price one franc.
What I would personally suggest
to give the locality a fillip is that
Major Pond should get a lease of
the whole district and hire Mar-
chand of Pashoda to give lectures
thereon. There would be millions
in it, especially if Dreyfus could be
secured as ticket agent.
Whilst the Belgians are celebrating Boer victories however, the
British flag is flying over the Boer
capitals and British troops have
taken and are occupying the country from Fourteen Streams to
Komati-poort, from Norval's Pont
to the Lydenburg mountains.
Meanwhile the vainglorious ex-
President of the late Transvaal
Republic, with a bible in one hand
'lie state funds in the. other, the
psalms of David in his head and a
string of lies on his tongue, encouraged his brave burghers to
hold the front while he discovered
a way out at the rear. There was
a time when certain people, whatever they thought of his government could at least admire the
pluck and persistency of the man,
liut now where is he "so poor as do
him honor?"
"Immortal Cee<ar dead and
turned to clay might stop a hole
to keep the wind away." The
Boer has become a ground hog.
And some day just ahout half a
dozen sailors off a Glasgow boat,
"drunk and raising Cain" will begin to see that ' Antwerp Circus
joke wrong side up and take it into
their heads to "hold the mirror up
to nature" themselves. When they
do, there won't be enough of that
Circus or its Boer army left in going order to put on the market as
sieur going to Waterloo?   Monsieur a Punch and Judy show
1 Colombia tery G^s
:   Lager Beer!
Brewed Especially for Export.
Warranted to Keep in Any Climate.
Company *
A Pull Assortment
��� OF
Ueolotlita Mike an  Imported   Discovery.
The scientists who have been excavating in Long Island during
the past two months for traces of
man's existence previous to the
glacial period, have discovered that
a zone containing relics of the bygone age runs in a line due southwest from Green Point, Brooklyn,
through Midland beach, Staten Island, to an opposite point on the
Jersey shore. They found along
this line stone implements of various kinds, in "boulder wash,"
known to geologists as being peculiar to the glaeial period, thus proving, perhaps, that man existed before that period. How many years
ago it is difficult to figure, but it is
variously estimated as extending
anywhere from 40,000 to 200,000
years. At Midland beach a stone
knife was unearthed. Among the
relics found was a skinning knife,
a chipped stone pe��tle and a hammer. Prof. Gomard hopes to establish accurately the line reached
by the great glacier which geologists aver swept down from New
England tens of thousands of years
ago,.carrying away all vestiges of
animal and plant life.
According to recently compiled
statistics, the total membership of
trades and  labor    unions in  the
United States is 1,808,400.
The Canadian Pacific railway
has made a reduction of $50 per
carload on cattle, sheep aud swine
from any point in Ontario to British Columbia.
William Seymour, a well known
educationalist of Toronto, and other cities of Ontario, committed suicide at Modoc, Ont. He bad been
in ill health for some mouths past.
A London dispatch states that
(lolling in the general election began Monday, and will end on the
15th. Popular enthusiasm is
singularly missing. The House
just dissolved was composed of 39!>
ministerial?, and 271 opposition,
giving the government a majority
of 128. Conservative organs are
conident that the "Khaki issue"
will give them an increased majority. The Liberal and Radical
organs on the other hand, are not
at all confident. The followers of
Mr. Chamberlain believe that the
result will show him "to be the uncrowned king" of England.
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01 Interest to Prospectors.
Gordon Hunter, who is in Rossland in connection with the Le Roi
Mining company's assessment appeal, as counsel for the Crown, has
some vigorous and independent
ideas as to the true policy which
should be pursued by the government in encouraging the individual prospector. To a reporter for
the Uossland Record he said:
"The idea must occur to every
man who visits the mining camps
of this Province as they are to-day,
that the man who actually discovers the property, as a rule, profits
nothing.by his discovery. Invariably it ultimately becomes the property of the wealthy capitalist.
"It seems a great pity that the
man who risks his life and suffers
personal privation in these mountains should not be assured the
greater part, at all events, of his
energy and enterprise.
"My opinion, based on close observation, is that it is the duty of
the Government to bring about a
radical change in the whole matter,
and to introduce some measure
having for its object the guaranteeing to the discoverer of the benefi-
-cial ownership of his claim.
"I see no reason why a mining
fund should not be established, say
$500,000, to be devoted to the development of promising prospects.
The Government should establish
competent mining experts at various points in the Province, whoss
duty it would be, upon application
of the prospectors, to examine the
properties, and in the event of the
expert coming to the conclusion
that the prospect should be developed, the Government would, on
his recommendation, advance out
of this fund, on the security of the
claim itself, and for a small interest
of say ten or fifteen per cent., reserved to cover the possible mistakes of experts, whatever sum he
recommended to be expended.
"In this way the prospector
would retain 85 per cent, of his interest in the claim, and money
could easily be advanced from
time to time if the expert considered such advances warranted.
"In this way every able-bodied
man in the Province would have
an opportunity to try his luck in
the mountains, if so disposed, with
the assurance that if he struck a
good prospect he would be able to
secure the fruits of his enterprise
for himself and not have to yield
tip the greater part in order to keep
even a small interest.
''I feel sure that if such a policy
was adopted an enormous impetus
would be given to the prospecting
of our mountains, and that new
mining camps would open up on
every side, with the necessary consequence of a great railway and industrial development, as it is a
well-known fact that the business
of our shipping mines is worth
more to the railways than numbers
of farms.
"The true policy, in my opinion,
in short, is to encourage the poor
but energetic and thrifty prospectors and not to give a bonus to
people who are already independent.      	
Joe Taylor has a horse that takes
the record for long fasting. He
missed it oyer 80 days ago and a
few days since found it in an old
shaft, where he thinks it must have
been all the time. The animal
seems to be none the worse for its
enforced abstinence.���Phoenix Pio-
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