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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
VdL. II.
No. 44.
Is to Build Into Republic Prom the Washington Central.
Last week's Republic Pioneer
prints the following railway story:
Alleles of incorporation have been
filed with the Auditor of this county of the Republic and Kettle River
company The object of the company, an i��et forth in the articles of
incorporation, is to build and operate a standard gauge railroad between Republic and Nelson, this
county, and to operate a telephone
and telegraph line over the same
route. The capitalization is placed
at $1,000,000. The seven trustees to
serve the first six months are:
Clarence McCuaig of Montreal,
Warner Miller of New York, John
C. Ralston of Spokane, Albert A.
Ayer of Montreal. R. G. Edwards-
Leckie, D. F. Hallahan and A. F.
This is the entering wedge to an
important railroad enterprise. It
is to be followed by events that
have been hoped for by the people
of this section, and now these hope?
are about to be realized,
Next Monday a party of surveyors will start out to do the preliminary work. They will be under the
direction of. J. C. Ralston. The resilient directors are not at this time
prepared to state what other work
is to be undertaken this fall, but it
is said that something besides surveying will be done.
All  this is   good  news, for it
means a great deal   for this  whole
W. C. Morris, who has just returned from the Sound, brings the
latest report concerning railroad
huilding in this section. It is in effect that the Northern Pacific is to
build up the San Poil.
The Northern Pacific has stolen
a march on the Ureal Northern
and secured control of the water
front at the city of Everett. They
have bought the Everett and Monte Christo road, which gives them
the key to the Indian Pas*, the
lowest pass in the Cascade range.
The plan is to connect with the
Central Washington at Coulee city,
thus making a cut off of 190 miles
between Spokane and Seattle. It is
also planned to connect and build
up the San Poil to Republic
In this connection the following
from the Spokesman-Review of
Monday, makes interesting reading
for Cascadeans: Has James J.
Hill stolen a march on the Canadian Pacific and through John
Manley of Grand Forks, B. C, secured a franchise for a railroad
from Cascade to Nelson, Wash.,
which will form a connecting link
in the Great Northern extension
from Marcus on the S. F. & N. to
Republic? Indications and recent
developments go to confirm this
theory, if the theory is correct, it
is altogether likely that work will
begin at once on the Republic extension, and trains may be running
through from Spokane to that city
by early spring.
When President Hill was last in
Spokane he declared that the road
to be able to make low rates aud
handle low-grade ores, must secure
easy grade. He said frankly that
such a grade could be secured by
following Kettle river from its
mouth, near Marcus, northerly,
across the boundary line near Cascade, back across the line to Nelson,
and then down the Curlew valley
to Republic. But it requires a
Canadian franchise to run the line
from Cascade to near Nelson. D.
C. Corbin tried in vain to gel that
frachise. But it has been granted
to John Manley, despite the opposition of the Canadian Pacific. The
franchise was granted just before
the Provincial parliament at Victoria was prorogated last week.
The Victoria special correspondent
of the Spokesman-Review wired
yesterday as follows:
"Victoria, B. C, Sept. 2.- -Undoubtedly the passage of the Grand
Forks and Kettle River Railway
bill was a victory gained against
the strongest pressure of the Canadian Pacific. George McL. Brown,
the executive agent of the Canadian
Pacific railroad, made very strenuous efforts iu the lobbies to kill
the bill, and the only way it did
pass was by dropping the portion
of the bill providing for an extension of the line to Cascade. The
bill is somewhat lengthy, owing to
the general railway provisions that
were printed in it.
"The route as amended commences at or near the city of Grand
Forks in British Columbia, thence
to a point on the Canadian side of
the international boundary line at
Carson in Osooyos division, with
the power to constiuct branches,
maintain telegraph or telephone
service, acquire lands, etc., as given
under the general powers to railways. The incorporators named
are: James R. Stratton, provincial
secretary of Ontario; Thomas Patrick, of Toronto; Fred M. Holland,
manager of the Dominion Permanent Loan company of Toronto and
George H. Co wen, barrister, of
"Power is given under the general act to lease or sell the road,
and it is understood here that the
Great Northern railway is either
behind it or the promoters wish  to
make a deal with the Great Northern. However, the promoters are
solid men who can easily get money
to huild the few miles required to
get to Carson, To cross the boundary to connect with a railway on
the United States side power will
have to be got from Ottawa, but
now that the province has granted
the charter that will not be a difficult matter."
It rather looks as if the cutting
out of the right to build to'Cascnde
is a barren victory for the Canadian
Pacific, as under the general provision of the act allowing the
construction of branches, thus "a
branch" to Cascade can be built.
Bearing on this same matter is the
following significant special dispatch from Grand Forks in response to instructions to the correspondent to interview John Manley:
"Grand Forks, B. C, Sept. 2.--
Manley refuses to be interviewed
until Holland, the leading promoter, returns this week from Victoria.
"It is reported here that Lupfer,
the Great Northern engineer, is
engaged in surveyB between Republic and Nelson, Wash."
Here is another significant dispatch received yesterday:
"Republic, Wash., Sept. 1���Articles of incorporation have been
filed in Ferry county, Washington,
which provide for a standard guage
road to be known as tbe Republic
and Kettle River railway. The
terminals of the road are Republic
and Nelson Wash. Major Leckie,
of the corporation, declines to give
particulars until the plans are
Viewing these reports in connection with Mr. Hill's announcement
concerning the Kettle river route
to'Republic, the inference is natural that the Great Northern is behind all these moves, and that it
may not be long before actual construction may begin.
Next week, or as soon as a few
preliminaries are arranged, thesur-
vey of the proposed railway between
Grand Foiks and Republic will be
commenced, and then without a
moment's delay the road will be
rushed to completion. This was
the announcement made by T. W.
Holland, manager of the Grand
Forks Townsite company on his return from Victoria.
The Athelston has joined the list
of shippers and is now sending ore
to the Granby smelter at Grand
Forks, and it is the intention of
the management to continue development and ship all winter.
Rev. D. McG. Gandier of Rossland, has resigned the pastorate of
of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church.
Henceforth to Porm a part ol her Majesty's
Under date of Belfast, September
1, Li.rd Roberts reports: "I have today issued under Her Majesty's
warrant of July 4, proclamations
announcing that the Transvaal will
henceforth form a part of Her Maj-
estv's dominions."
The Smelter Banquet.
The banquet tendered S. H. C.
Miner, president of the Granby
Mining and Smelting company, and
Jay P. Graves, the general manager, at Grand Forks last Thursday,
was according to the local paper,
The Gazette, a grand affair. There
were delegations present from Nelson, Rossland, Greenwood and
other places. Among the guests
from the outside were Acting-Mayor Irvine, Captain Troup, F. VV.
Peters and Supt. Gutelius, of Nelson; Mayor Hardy and Duncan
Mcintosh of Greenwood; and J. S.
Clute, Hector McRae and Mayor
Goodeve of Rossland.
In response to the toast, "Our
Guests," Mr. Miner, in the course
his remarks, said: "The problem
to be overcome by mining companies who were successful in this
district was the treatment of low
grade ore." Then he went on to
show that all the really great mines
in the world were low grade; quoting from his experience with such
properties as the Calumet and Hecla in Michigan, which he daclared
to be working ore not averaging $7
per ton and which had to be raised
from a vertical depth of about one
mile. Another great mine of the
Michigan country, stated Mr. Miner
was working ore whic only carried
three-quarters of one per cent copper, while the mines of Butte were
not producing ore of an average
value greater than $7 per ton.
He declared that we do not yet
begin to see the limits of Phoenix
camp, and that his companies had
now in sight nearly 10,000,000 tons
of ore in their properties there.
This ore they intended to mine,
ship and treat at a cost of less than
$5 per ton, and to this end they
would probably put in an 80 drill
compressor plant
Then came the most important
announcement of the evening whet)
Mr. Miner announced that he ex��
peeled to have the Granby smelter
enlarged to a capacity of 2,000 tons
per day within the next 15 months
and that he hoped to see the day
when his company would have 4
second smelter of 2,000 tons daily
capacity beside the present plant.
Mr. R. Ma.rpole and Mr. H. J.
Gambie, C. P. R. officials, have been
looking into Boundary matters this
week. /
September 1, 190*
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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.
The English Store.
Mi j(/J
September 8, 1900
The pen is smitier than the
sword. A few weeks ago I called
attention to the insufferable impertinence of an overloaded San
Francisco paper sending out to
Canada canvassers who were offering
as an inducement I'or subscribers
a multi-colored print depicting a
"British Defeat at Spion Kop," ate,
etc. I suggested a coat of tar and
feathers for the canvasser and a
dog biscuit for his employer and
sent a marked copy of this paper to
that energetic but misguided creature. It has done me considerably
more than fifty dollars worth of good
to see that full effect has ensued.
The advertisement has been altered
lock, stock and barrel and the managing editor has my sincere congratulations for thus indicating
that although he had been unwise
enough to gratuitously insult many
present and prospective friends and
supporters he nevertheless had tact
enough to rectify his fault somewhat when it was called attention
to Generally speaking, however,
I think Canadians would much better appreciate a colored picture of
all the glorious American victories
in the Philippines.
The news or more strictly speaking���fiction department is however,
just as erratic as customary. Frinstans, there was a nasty little fire
up at Columbia a few weeks ago.
The facts of it were bad enough but
the fiction as recorded in the Frisco
Examiner is distinctly funny.
Briefly the story runs thusly:
"The mining town of Columbia,
B. O, was wiped out and reduced
to ashes this afternoon. The loss
will be close upon $150,000. The
town was on the mountain slope
aud the fire started in the Escaldes
hotel, and spread to the general stores on either side and from
there to several warehouses. Seventy-five houses were swept away
and seven or eight were blown up
by dynamite in a futile effort to
stop the flames." So my beloved
British and Canadian readers if
you dont mind paying $1.50 per
Annum and hanging on your parlor
wall a picture which is an insult
to your nation, you may have the
privilege and the pleasure of reading such trustworthy journalese as
the above and much more like it
thrown in.
would be interesting to know, in
view of the unharmed flight out of
the third story windows of your
female and infantile population,
whether they are all angels, or
your town has bed-spriuged sidewalks, or the floating population
just dove out on their heads and
were saved by the help of providence and the virtue of their rubber necks.
But say, Columbia, you are to be
congratulated at least on the vitality of your ladies and juveniles. I
have heard of it raining cats and
dogs but according to the Frisco
paper on the day of that fire it was
hailing women and children in
your town. I am not calling the
paper in question this time, but it
There has been a great deal said
lately about hard times in the
Boundary. There are several signs
that the dull days are about over.
Firstly, Mr. Duncan Ross of the
Greenwood Times got married laBt
Saturday. Secondly, Mr. W. B
Willcox of the Phoenix Pioneer
did ditto, thirdly, the Grand Forks
smelter blew itself in to the intense
satisfaction of all concerned, fourth
ly, the Old Ironsides is shipping
very profitable ore in daily increasing quantities and has on exhibition a cubic acre of that valuable
commodity', and fifthly, the Grand
Forks and Kettle River Railway
Bill has at last heen passed at
Seventeen members voted for
it and fifteen against. It would be
an interesting and advisable thing
to paste up the names of those
fifteen opponents for future use and
reference. If a certain corporation
had been able to buy over just one
more traitor to the country the bill
would have been hoisted long
enough to ensure it the recovery of
the price of all the rest of the pitiful and perfidious crowd.
son his house. "Go," said he, "go
hence, go anywhere, go out of my
sight, go just as you are doing, and
go to thd devil."
Some weeks later on a stormy
winter night the prodigal son returned unannounced. A convocation of clergy had assembled and
now after a hearty dinner had
gathered round the Bishop's open
fire-place. "Well boy, hack again
are you? Cured I hope. How did
you find things? "Oh," the prodigal returned, shivering in the doorway and hoping in vain for a share
of the warmth from the fire-place,
"its just the same in hell as it is
here, you can't see the fire for parsons.
Coming back from Greenwood
the other day I had the divine
honor of traveling with no less
than thirteen ministers of the gospel. They were nearly all for some
reason or other clad in dismal
black. I am proud to state that of
the two exceptions broad minded
enough to wear attire suited to their
complexions and reflecting their
cheerfulness of disposition, one was
our own Mr. Barton. Out on the
platform at the rear of the train
was a somewhat anxious looking
gentleman ready to jump if anything happened. He seemed
doubtful whether Satan could
stand the temptation. Why on
earth he should be afraid of the
devil though I can't say, seeing that
he was a C. P. R. official.
askers, is not without ability. But
where the Pious Works of Abdul
the d'Hamid begin and end, surely
only the denizens of his Seraglio
can tell.
One thing that is extraordinary
in face of the attitude professed by
Russia and the United States in
connection with the evacuation of
Pekin and other Chinese territory
is the remarkable diversity of comment thereon by the British press.
The majority seem to hail the
idea as a splendid excuse for retreat
and further inoperation in Chinese
affairs. That the United States
and Russia should have suggested
the course they did is perfectly
natural. Nothing could be more
so. But if the British government
mildly acquiesces and withdraws
its forces without exacting bonds
as to Russia's future attitude in the
East, she will have added yet one
more laurel to the crown of Russian
diplomacy and hung another hell
on her own.
Had these troubles occured a few
years later all the nations of the
earth could not have held Russia's
hand���or feet���or arms. Just now
however, neither her military nor
engineering schemes are perfected
and she folds her arms and cries,
"Peace, enough!" Also she is keeping one eye wide open and winking
with the other.
When a thunderbolt fell one day
and shattered a church in the vicinity of the office of that magnificent
infidel the late Robert Ingersoll he
mildly remarked, "the church people say that that lightning was intended for me, but, Jove, what bad
And so the rocket accident which
killed two Christians and destroyed
their house at Stamboul during the
jubilee of Abdul the damned seems
likewise very much misapplied.
That rocket ought to have hit
Abdul stem on, smack in his big
sick stomach.
"If anyone would sooner pay
three dollars for California wine
with a French label on it, than fifty
cents for California wine without
a French label, he should have the
privilege. Sometimes it is a rather
pleasant thing to gratify a fool."
Just sol There are some wine bibbers and tipplers of the nouveau
riche type who possibly can't tell
growler beer from Krug, but nevertheless all the labels in the world
won't turn California wine into the
French variety any more than you
can make a real American out of a
Doukhobor, whether naturalized or
The crowd reminded me of an old
story. A Bishop's son, wayward,
wild and extravagant had exhausted his parent's patience and finances. Discredit was looming large
and disgrace imminent. Driven to
despair after endless effort and remonstrance, the father forbade his
The reports of the jubilee cele
brating the 25th anniversary of the
accession to the throne of Abdul
Hamid II make distinctly comical
reading. There are obviously some
humorists of a supreme character
in the entourage of his excellency
the Sultan. They set to work the
poets and historians of the empire
to create, manufacture, elaborate or
at any rate produce accounts of his
"pious works", and detail at length
the "great things" he had accomplished.
I think our own late poet laureate has already made a few remarks
on the capacity of "Abdul the
damned" in the direction of pious
works and great accomplishments.
Still, it must be admitted that a
man who can chaw up Christians
at discretion, ignore the navy of the
empire on which the sun never
ceases setting, and treat the threats
of the American nation's debt-collecting agency as if it were the
veriest Wandering Willie of alms
Ambrose Bierce has apparently
little faith in the prospects of the
youngster "born with a golden
spoon in his mouth." He says:
"To begin with nothing is a main
condition of success���in America.
In a six month's bound volume of
this talk about the narrowing opportunities of to-day, there is not
enough of truth to float a religion.
Men of brains never had a better
chance than now to accomplish all
that it. is desirable they should accomplish; and men of no brains
never did have much of a chance,
nor under any conditions can have
in this country or any other. They
are nature's failures, God's botch-
work. The real curled darling of
opportunity is the youth born with
nothing in his mouth but his teeth." I
dont think so. The prospects of a
youngster born with teeth are that he
would get weaned with such a jerk
as to break his blessed neck right at
the outset.
Mrs. de Bathe alias Lily Langtry,
etc., etc., about whom I should
hardly care to record my personal
opinion, seems quite willing to
admit once again that her marital efforts aren't half as successful
as the other kind. When her
latest victim was away in South
Africa she spent half her time reciting The Absent Minded Beggar,
and now he's come hack she does
the absent-minded business herself
and has apparently forgotten she
married him. Lily, you were misnamed, you are a veritable dandelion���ot the French variety. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
September 8, 1900
THE CASCADE RECORD I      matters of local interest.
Published on Siitiinlii.vs  lit  Cascade,   K. 0.,
Pot Year    fii.OU
Six Months     1.85
To Kiirrimi Countries      S.hO
Advertising Itatos furulHtii'il ou Application.
// there is a blue mark in +
this square, your subscription is due, and you arc invited to remit.
Rumors are rife of various new
enterprises on all sides of Cascade
for reduction of ores of the district,
north, south, east and west; on all
sides, smelters, concentrators and
other reduction works are building
or contemplated. No location in
the entire Boundary country has
as many advantages for a large
smelter plant as has Cascade. The
water power, now under development, being the only large power
in the Boundary, must eventually
be recognized as a necessity in reduction of the vast bodies of ores;
the central location, the down hill
haul, the natural site, the water
power, all these will attract the attention of the contemplating builder, and when the largest smelter in
the Boundary is erected, which
will be in the near future, it will be
at Cascade.
A. K. Stuart, who represented
British Columbia at the Paris Exposition, will also represent this
province at the Glasgow Exhibition.
P. Welch & Co., who built all of
tbe spurs to the mines on the
Boundary railway branch, as well
as portions of the line itself, have
been awarded a contract for tbe
construction of 110 miles of new
road in Oregon by the Oregon Railroad and Navigation company.
The Liberal nominating convention for Yale-Cariboo, held at
Revelstoke Wednesday, resulted in
tbe nomination of W. A. Galliher
of Nelson to succeed Hewitt Bostock in the Dominion parliament.
Mr. Bostock was first nominated,
but declined 10 run. Hon. Smith
Curtis should have been the nominee, and would have, had he been
in accoul with the ring elements of
the party.
Andrew Laidlaw has bonded the
Evening Star and Sibley claims in
Wellington camp, from J. K. and
R. S. Fraser. The price mentioned
is $45,000, payment running over
15 months. The Evening Etar
and Sibley are situated about one
mile from Hartford Junction. Assessment work for the two claims
has been done on the Evening Star.
A ledge of copper ore over 125 feet
wide has been uncovered and traced
for 500 feet. Assays as high as
19 3-10 per cent copper have been
received and the gold values are
about $2.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Umunnenn,
of Spokane, are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. V. Monnier of Cascade.
Rev. J. 11, Roherlson of Grand
Forks will occupy llev. Barton's
pulpit in Cascade to-morrow.
Mr. and Mrs.  M. J. Quinlivan
have gone to  Grand  Forks to re
side, Mr. Quinliven having seciicd
employment at the Granby smelter works.
The children of the Presbyterian
Sunday school enjoyed a picnic
Monday afternoon, under the su
pervision of their teachers. Games,
races and an abundance to eat of
a most palatable nature were tbe
features of their afternoon's pleasures.
Tickets have been issued and
placed on sale for a "Farewell Concert and Social" in Mo; tana hall
on Thursday, September 13th. A
musical and literary program is in
preparation for tbe occasion. The
admission fee including refreshments is placed at 25 cents.
Gold Commissioner Kirkup, of
Rossland, was in Cascade Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week. Mr.
Kirkup has general police powers,
and, being a government, agent
with considerable discretionary lat-
titude, will also supervise the expenditure of government moneys
on roads and trails. He examined
the wagon bridge across tbe Kettle
river here, and made arrangements
for its being replanked. The material for this purpose will be sawed
at the mill here, none of the character needed being in stock.
Wednesday, C. W. Williams of
the once famous Williams stage
line, passed through town with the
remains of the carriages���sleighs
and wagons of that line���bound for
Meyers Falls. Accompanying the
outfit was a Mr. Kruger and family���not Oom Paul, but a plain
shoemaker. He said he read so
many nice things in the papers
about Grand Forks, that about two
months ago he packed up his little
bundle of earthly goods and went
there from Spokane, but be found
"der bapers do not hef del der
droof; der down is no goot fer any
Up at the new sawmill site above
the dam there is much activity, and
considering the short space of time
operations have been going on
there, much has been accomplished.
Four or five new buildings have
been put up, and the mill has been
buzzing away on hurry-up orders.
Mr. Button, the local manager, is a
hustler, and the plans of the Yale-
Columbia company, so far as relates
to operations here are concerned,
are rapidly taking shape. We
understand that several more buildings for the use of the company are
to go up, and a spur to the yards of
considerable length is to be constructed from  the C. P. R. main
line as soon  as  improvements  are
sufficiently completed to admit it.
The shipment of two cars of ore
from the Buckhom to tbe Trail
smelter gave net returns of $24.32
to the ton. The copper value was
nine per cent., gold $5 70 and 30
cents in silver.
Atlin is shipping smelter ore to
Tacoma, over the White Pass &
Yukon railway, at a $10-a-ton rate.
The distance is about 800 miles.
"Eflie" Mineral claim situate in tlie Grand
Porks Mining Division of Yule District.
Where located, on Texas eseek, two miles east
of Christina lake.
Take notice that I, Albert K. Asheroft, as agent
for Mary Louise Teiill, Froo Miner's Certitleaie
No. B80790, intend sixty days from tlie date hereof toapnly to the Minlim Recorder for a certitleaie of Improvements for tlie purposeof obtaininir
a crown grunt of tlie above claim.
Ai:d further take notice that action, under section 87,must ne commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated thi  1st day of June, A. 11., 1900.
Certificate of Improvements.
"WAKE" Mineral Claim, situate in the Grand
Forks Mining Division ot Yale District.
Where located���Summit Camp.
Take Notice that I, Albert li. Asheroft, noting as agent for John Douglas Free Miner's
Certillcille No BH.1IH, Thomas McDonnell,
Free Miner's Cert idea I e No. U'iO.nitT, Siiiuuel
Bresluuer, Free Miner's Certillcille No. ISH.KW,
Arthur M. Pellv, Free Miller's CortIdeate im>.
Sli,5��l und Gerald T. Hodgson, Free Miner's Cor-
tilleute No. 1129,7KB, Intend sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
forui'ertlltenteof Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown (irautof the above Claim.
Anil further take notice thut net ion, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of sucli Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this'Jed day or August, ItHM),
Fire Insurance Aoticv
George K. Stocker, Agent.
:   Lager Beer!
Brewed Especially for Export.
Warranted to Keep in Any Climate.
W. M. WOLVERTON, Manager.
The Store for Best Goods
Lowest Prices    .
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Canned Goods a Specialty.
Gents Furnishing Goods,
And everything else usually found in a well-stocked store.
Fresh Supplies Constantly Arriving.
Excursion Parties
and Freight
Carried to Order.
Wave the Flag at the foot of the Lake when you
desire either Steamer or Rowboats.
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TTttTTTt  V TTTtTTTT September 8, 1900
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and good ink.
Canada hud better go slow in the
breeding of Belgian hares, Bays the
Toronto Globe. We know what
has happened in Australia, and we
ought to profit by our sister colony's
misfortune. The fecundity of Belgian hares may be imagined from
the fact that a single pair will
breed 300 of their species in one
year. The agricultural journals of
the United States are becoming
alarmed at the possibility of that
country bein<i infested like Australia
with the rabbit pest. The American Agriculturist advises the Belgian hare breeders of the Middle
West and Pacific Slope to go slowly.
It points to Australia for a lesson
and a warning. 'Ihere the rabbits,
originally introduced only thirty
years ago, for colonist sport, have
overrun the sheep farms and made
a veritable desert of vast grain
areas. At one time 100,000,000
.icres were infested with them.
The Government has paid out
millions of dollars to eradicate the
pest, but is unable to cope with it.
A Chicago paper also issues a note
of warning. The Inter-Ocean, in
an article on the Belgian hare in
the United States, says: "The Belgian hare may not prove so des>
tmotive to crops as the common
rabbit, but there is no reason to
doubt that when breeders loose control of the producr. the hares may
prove to be as great a plague as
grasshoppers or crows. If a single
pair will increase 150 fold in a
single year, as some authorities
say they will, the possibilities are
enormous. As long as the increase
can he kept within reasonable
limits, and the hares can be in a
measure domesticated, or confined
within enclosures until ready for
market, there will be little danger,
but when, because of an over-supplied market, owners become'careless in the control of them, and
they are allowed to run wild, serious damage to the crops will be
likely. In such a case as this, it is
well to remember not only Australia's experience with the rabbit
but also Jamaica's experience with
the mongoose and America's with
the English sparrow."
How few realize the immense
wealth stored at our very doors.
Report comes from Rossland that
the famous Le Roi mine has more
than one hundred million I dollars
worth of ore blocked out, vein more
than 100 feet wide on the 900-foot
level. The over grown infant twins
of Phoenix, the Knob Hill and
Ironsides, are blocking out ore in
sections containing a cubic acre
each. The lead properties in the
Slocan district are proving dividend
payers from the grass roots. Smelters are springing up in the province like buildings in a boom town,
yet the output of ore increases so
rapidly, increased smelter capacity
is well under way ere the first furnace fires have been lighted. Verily British Columbia bids fair to
very soon take rank with the biggest ore producing countries of the
A recent mill test of 35 tons of
ore from the Alma, Camp McKinney, gave 15 ozs. of gold besides the
concentrate , which it is estimated
will reach $100 in value. The test
was made by the Mineliaha stamp
mill, and was from ore taken all
the way from the grass roots down
to the 47-foot level.
The Yale-Columbia  Lumber Co.,
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Mouldings and Turnings.
Principal Hills at CASCADE, B. C
The Wm. Hamilton
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Shoes, Etc.
That We
Can Do
All Kinds
Styles of
A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skill
Will Prove.
Give Us a Trial. 6
September 8, 1900
Dominion Supply Company
A Full Assortment oi Staple and Fancy
^_ iROCiRI E:S_^
fliners' Supplies, Hay, Oats, Coal, Etc
PqTAT1+    MAfllVlTlOQ    We have just laid in an EXTENSIVE LINE of STANDARD PATENT"
I d Lull I    lT��t5U.lLl.llt5��.   Medicines, of the kinds most in use and demand, and possessing curative powers.   J
When you need medical aids come and see what we have.
The Grand Forks and Kettle River Railway
BUI Passes In Spite of Them.
Bill No. 50, entitled "An Act to
Incorporate the Grand Forks and
Kettle River Railway Company,"
eqeezed its way through the legislature while in the "snores" of prorogation. The following vote
shows who are the menial slaves of
the railway oligarchy of the Dominion. We would like to know
what reasonable excuse the slaves
could trump up for voting against
the bill other than that of service
���done by them for their political
The People's Servants and
Smith, E. C,
Smith, R.,
The C. P. R.'s Servants and the
People's Enemies:
Smith, A. W.,
The last day of the provincial
legislature was a long and exciting
one, lasting from Thursday morning till Friday morning at 6 o'clock
the prorogation following in the
afternoon. The opposition held
the corporation members from setting in motion any machinery for
the disturbance of the eight-hour
law, and compelled the passage of
the Grand Forks and Kettle river
bill, which was a triumphant defeat of the C. P. R. and its hirelings
masquerading as representatives of
the people. Of this struggle a dispatch says: Of the other business
of the sitting, the Kettle River
Railway Bill was the most exciting.
Whips and promoters strove to
keep the forces together, but at
4.30 it was crowded through on a
majority of two amid the applause
of its supporters. Mr. Curtis'
speech on this matter although to
empty chairs and punctuated by
snores, was well nigh the speech
of the session. With the closing
words: "Has the C. P. R. more influence than the people   in   this
House?" the opposition desks were
banged again and again.
Hon. Joseph Martin and Hon.
Smith Curtis have stood by the
interests of their constituents
through thick and thin. All honor
to them.
The public debt of British
Columbia has increased from $800,-
566 in 1882 to $8,243,083 in 1899.
At 3 per cent per annum on the
bitter amount the government is
paying out $247,292 in interest to
idlers. The public debt has gradually increased from the beginning.
The borrowing principle is what
keeps the idlers in luxury and the
toilers well burdened with taxation.
Borrowing on the part of governments is equally as objectionable
as on the part of individuals.
The shameless manifestations of
subserviency to the will and sway
of the Canadian Pacific railway
combine, and his indisposition to
protect the toiling masses of the
province from the pernicious effects
of Chinese and Japanese immigration, will make it up hill work for
Mr. Laurier's candidates in British
Columbia during the coming campaign. Labor organizations should
exact pledges from candidates, and
in case of their refusal to declare
themselves, put up independent
nominees, known of all men to be
opposed to railway domination in
government affairs, and in favor
of such legislation as will effctually
objectionable   iinin
regardless of "international  com
mercial   interests."   Trans-oceanic
steamship lin<?s and railway corpor
ations annually reap rich havest in
the   coming if   serf-laborers, and
which explains tbe present attitude
of the Ottawa  government herein.
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Cascade City
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The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of Bast Tale.
The Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary
Creek and Christina Lake Countries.
A Magnificent Water Power of 20,000 Horse Power.
The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL DISTRICT. A most promising opportunity for business
locations and realty investments. A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. One mile from CKristina
Lake, the Great Pleasure Resort.   For further information, price of Iotsr etc., address,.
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.       Or L..A. HAMILTON, Land Com. C, P. Rn Winnipegr Mat*
_���, 8
September 8, 1900
It is reported that the C. P. II.
has purchased a lime claim adjoining the Gladstone townsite. The
material is procured for use at the
Trail smelter for fluxing.
The new strike on the Winnipeg
discovered by the railway spur
graders, yields ore worth $10.20
net per ton, a carload of the ore
having been tested at the Trail
With so many producing mines
in and about Phoenix, one would
suppose that camp would be one of
the best for the location of a stnelt-
���er, but its altitude and lack of water power are insurmountable obstacles in the way of such an undertaking.
Developments in the Pierre Lake
district have led to the platting of
a townsite down near the Pete
Pierre station. It is said reduction
works will be put up there, water
being obtained by means of a flume
from the Kettle river at Rock Cut.
"The last shall be first and the
first shall be last," and "He who
laughs last laughs most heartily"
are tunes whistled by Cascadeans.
"Behind a frowning providence He
hides a smiling face," and "The
darkest cloud has a silvery lining,"
are in practice.
The Fall River cotton mill operators are being asked to affix their
signatures to an agreement calling
for a general reduction of wages, to
go into effect September 17. It is
stated that already operators representing one million spindles have
agreed to the plan. What is the
matter with McKinley's expansion
The man who, because of some
technical flaw or failure to comply
with the strict letter of the law,
jumps another's claim, be it mineral or agricultural, should be
made to feel that the community
in which he commits such a dastardly deed js not one of congenial
atmosphere for him. An un-writ-
ten shot-gun law should haunt htm
night and day. So long as the
claimant acts in good faith and
sincerely tries to fulfill the law,
his molestation by the sneaking
claim-jumper should be made, by
common consent, a practice fraught
with danger.
Geo. S. Waterlow, president of
the British Columbia Syndicate,
ltd., and Dr. H.L. Jones, a director,
both of London, were in the
Boundary last week, and visited
Phoenix. The syndicate has large
interests in Rossland camp, in the
Slocan, and own the Snowshoe mine
at Phoenix. Mr. Waterlow is the
head of the firm of Waterlow &
Sons, proprietors of the largest
general printing establishment in
the world. The firm employs
nearly or quite 10,000 hands in its
numerous departments in  London
and suburbs, and does every class
of printing known to the trade besides using several secret and labor
saving processes. On one floor Mr.
Waterlow says, he has over 700
typesetters at work, while the machine shop alone employs 1(10
hands. The firm sends work to
nearly eve'y country on the globe
and does postage stamp, bank note
and other fine forms of lithographing and color printing, in addition
to the regular run of printing.
So long as W. J. Bryan is prominent in the politics of the United
States, people will be found asking
what "16 to 1" means, and the
know-everything fellows will prove
what they don't know by gratuitous explanations. Iu view of the
re-affirmation at Kansas City of
this plank in the platform adopted
by the Democrats in the national
convention recently, the following
explanation is going the rounds of
the press: A gold dollar weighs
25.8 grains, of which 23.22 are pure
gold, the remainder being alloy.
A silver dollar weighs 412.5 grains,
of which 6.10, 371.25 grains are
pure silver, the remainder being
alloy. Thus the pure silver in a
silver dollar weighs about sixteen
time? as much as the pure gold in a
gold dollar, and this is the meaning of "16 to 1." The proposal to
adopt the free coinage of silver at a
ratio of 16 to 1 is a proposal that
any owner of oilver bullion shall be
authorized by law to take it to a
United States mint and have it
coined and returned to him one
dollar for each 371.25 grains of
silver, this dollar being the legal
tender for the payment of all debts
public or private. The silver in
such a dollar (and the dollar itself
under free coinage) at the present
price of silver, is worth not far
from fifty cents in gold.
The Canadian government, one
way and another, has given of the
people's substance in coin value,
nearly $150,000,000 to the C. P. R.
With that sized donation and a
"free hand," almost any set of idiots
could stay in business, wear good
clothes, fare sumptuously, ride in
private cars, and pose as wonderfully made men. But idiots could
not hypnotise governments at will.
We do Business in Grand Forks.
White Bros.,
Bkidgk Street,   GRAND FORKS
Watch repairing a specialty.
mm '
fW Leave your repairing orders ut this office
Drugs and Stationery.
We carry an up-to-date
and complete stock.
H. E. Woodland & Co.
Johnson Block,
Clark & Son,
Sell Everything Hen Wear
W. E. Megaw,
General Merchant
Makes a Specialty Fine
Fisher Block, OKANO PORKS.
New and Second-hand
....Bought and Sold....
Bridge Street, Near Custom House,
City Barbershop
Everything neat, clean and   convenient, and
workmanship tlie best.
Robert Prebilsky,
Mrs. M. F. Cross,
Miller Block, over Woodland's Drag Store.
When Shopping
in Grand Forks don't forget
Druggists and Stationers.
Proprietress JOHNSON BLOCK
Fiiist Ave.,       Grand Forks.
Rooms 50c and up.
(Or rather, your old boots
and shoes, do they need
repairing; or would you
prefer something new���
I made to order ? Anyhow, call on
Wm. Dinsmore,
BRIDGE strekt,
grand fours.
Cascade Public School.
The following list shows the relative standing of the pupils of the
Cascade school during August:
Fourth class: Jennie McRae, 666;
Ralph Wolverton, 635; Rohert
Thompson, 594.
Third Class: George Langley,616;
Duncan McKae, 554; Andrew
Thompson, 498.
Second Class: Mary Thompson,
362; William Thompson, 362.
Second Primer: John MacRae,
First Primer: John Thompson,
150; Catherine McRae, 148; James
B. Woodruff, 145.
President McKinley's troubles in
the Philippines are increasing.
Spokane Falls k Northern Railway Co.
Nelson k Ft, Sheppanl Railway Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The only all-rail route between all points east,
west and south to Rossland, Nelson und Intermediate points; connecting at Spokane with the
Orcat Northern, Northern l'aciflc and O. R, & N.
Connects at Nelson with steamer for Kaslo and
all Kootenai lake points.
Connects at Meyers Fulls with stage daily for
Republic, and connects at Bossberg with stage
daily for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
10:35 a m     Spokane    7:10 p m
11:40 p m     Rossland    6:00 p m
9:30 a m     Nelson       8:00 p m
9:45 p rn     Spokane     7:05 a m
10:00 p m     Rossland    6:30 a m
General Passenger Agent
Canadian o
^Pacific Ky.
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 past Medicine But daily for St.
Paul, Saturdays for Mon'treiil and lloslon,
Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto. Same
cars pass Re> elstoke one day earlier.
Ex. Sun.
18:39 Leave
Caicade City
Ex. Sun.
Arrive 20:23
For rates, tickets and full information, apply
to Agent, Cascade City, B. C, or
W.F. Anderson,      E.J.Coyle,
Trav. Pass.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.    Vancouver.B.C


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