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Vol. I.
No. 16.
Donate Cassato Killed on the Brooklyn
Wagon Road.
Dastardly Grime Was Evidently Committed
Several Weeks Since.
Frozen Remains of the Victim Were Identified at the Coroner's Inquest Begun
Yesterday in Cascade.
Wednesday afternoon T. J. Gorman brought word into town that
the frozen body of an unknown
man was lying on the went side of
the wagon road about six miles
from town, just this side of Baker
Thursday morning Provincial
Constable Darraugh, accompanied
by W. H. Cooper and Frank As-
prey, went to the scene and brought
in the remains of the unfortunate
man. Dr. Stanley Smith, of Grand
Porks, the coroner, was notified
and came down yesterday to hold
an inquest. A jury was impanelled
and began its work of investigation
about 1:30 o'clock. The jury consisted of A. Cameron, foreman, and
R. T. Evans, C. Palmer, N. Robinson, D. D. Ferguson and W. J.
Ross. Evidence was taken from
nine different persons, the session
lasting till 7 o'clock, when the jury
was dismissed by the coroner till
one o'clock Monday, to permit of a
post mortem examination,
T. J. Gorman of the Cove Hotel
was the first witness, and stated
that a man named McNeill notified
him that he had just seen the body
of a man in the snow two or three
miles back. McNeill went on his
way to Brooklyn, and Gorman
went to look at the body, and then
came right to Cascade and notified
the police. Gorman's testimony
was exhaustive and occupied nearly
an hour.
Constable D. J. Darraugh then
gave evidence as to the finding of
the body, its position, appearance
and condition, and later produced
the effects found in the dead man's
clothes. The body was found about
12 feet from the roadiide, down a
slight hill, and was nearly covered
with snow. It had evidently heen
there a month or more. The shoes
were off and the socks partly off,
but the gloves were on. On the
right side of his head there was a
deep cut, running from behind the
ear to his eye. There was another
deep cut on the left side under the
chin. One thumb was badly gashed, and the appearance was that
there had been a scuffle, before deceased was murdered and thrown
to one side of the road. On the
body whs found $8 in bills, a bandana handkerchief, two apples, a
tobacco sack and a scrap of paper.
'I his scrap of paper only had the
name of E. Gillberg thereon, and
when it was learned that this man
was timekeeper for A. Scarpelli, a
sub-contractor under Burns & Jordan, he was sent for. When sworn,
Mr. Gillberg stated that the writing
was hie and that the paper hud
heen taken from his desk in camp
some time after the first of December. It was of no value, and he
could not recall who took it, as
there were a number of men in the
room at the time.
The testimony of Major Cooper
and Frank Asprey, who, accompanied Constable Darraugh when
he went for the remains, was substantially a corroboration of that
officer's evidence.
Antonio Scarpelli, a contractor,
testified that when notified by Mr.
Darraugh, he at once set inquiries
afoot among the Italians in Cascade, to identify the dead man.
Scarpelli did not himself recognize
the body, but found two men who
said they did. He said that he had
learned that the victim, Donato
Cassato, had said he was going back
to Italy at once, which meant that
he had considerable money about
Frank Devon, barkeeper at the
Roma hotel, Cascade, testified that
late in December Cassato had been
in the hotel, and had left about 4
o'clock one afternoon for the
camp, after getting a small time
check cashed by Eastman &
O'Brien. He was sure the.body
was that of Cassato.
Nick Lemardi, also employed at
the Roma hotel, recognized the
dead man because of the black
shirt he wore and with which he
soiled the bed linen at the hotel.
Nick Lamanna, who has been at
the hospital since January 17th
and is now convalescing, was the
most important witness of all as to
the identity of the dead man. He
stated that he had known Cassato
over three years. Cassato had been
working with his partner, whose
first name was Tony, for Carmina
Maglio, who had station work from
J. G. McLean & Co. The hitter's
headquarters were about 16 miles
from Cascade, towards Gladstone.
Just before the first of the year
Cassato started for Cascade, leaving his blankets and effects at the
camp with his partner. About the
7th of January Lamanna had pass-
Cassato on the road, and that was
the last he had seen of him till he
identified the remains in the jail.
He did not know where the partner was, and Maglio, at last
accounts, was in Nelson. Lamanna
was positive that the dead man
was Donato Cassato.
The coroner adjourned the jury
till Monday, and left for home at
midnight. He will return on Monday to be present at the rendering
of the verdict. In the meantime
Dr. Foster will conduct a post
mortem examination.
There seems to be little doubt
but that the dead man was murdered early in January for the
money he was known to have on
him. The 98.00 in bills was overlooked when the murderer went
through his clothes. It appears
that he was struck on the right
side of the head with a cleaver or
heavy knife, and the cut on his
right hand was received while trying to ward off a blow. After he
had fallen, the second terrible
gash was evidently administered
on the left Jde of his head, as a
This case is not by any means
finished yet.
Took Them In
Up to last Saturday the B. C.
Tobacco Ci\ consisted of J. P.
Kennedy, W. J. T. Watson and H.
D.Cameron. Since'then the concern has been defunct, the partners
had fled and numerous creditors
mourned their departure. Various
questionable transactions were
credited to them, and early in the
week G. T. Curtis swore out a
warrant charging them with obtaining goods under false pretenses.
Watson and Kennedy are believed
to have goi.e across the line, but
Cameron went to Grand Porks and
Greenwood. Officer Darraugh sent
out telephone messages over the
country, and on Thursday Cameron
was arrested in Greenwood. Yesterday Mr. Darcy was sent after
him and is expected to return tonight with his prisoner.
All three of the young men had
been flying pretty high since coming here in December, their favorite
games being black jack and poker.
Some sympathy is expressed for
Cameron, whose father is well
known, but little is heard for the
others. The amount of goods obtained from Mr. Curtis was $161.00
while there are several other unsettled accounts about town. All
three young men came from Nelson
to Cascade.
That satisfied air comes from eating at the Columbia Dining Parlor.
V. Monnier made a trip to Grand
Forks this week, and sold several
bills of goods.
An impromptu dance was given
at the Grand Central hotel on
Monday evening.
Geo. C. Tunstall, jr., of Nelson,
representing the Hamilton Powder
Co., came in yesterday.
Sam Vinson, of the north side
saw mill, after an illness of several
weeks, is once more at his post.
A. E. Cross, of the Calgary Brewing Co., and W. E. Worden, in
charge of the Brooklyn business of
the firm, registered at Black's
hotel yesterday
W. T Krebs, of the contractors'
office force, and Storekeeper Shepherd made a visit to Republic on
Wednesday. In a day or two Mr.
Krebs will leave for Greenwood to
have charge of the company's office
in that town. Mr. Parsons, formerly of Trail, succeeds Mr. Krebs
in the Cascade office of the contractors.
Taxpayers' Association Held Its Semi-
Annual Election.
Committee to Jog the Attorney-General's
Memory a Second Time for the SmaU
Debts Court
Last Tuesday evening the semiannual meeting and election of
officers of the Cascade Taxpayer's
Association was held, there being a
good attendance.
The secretary read an acknowledgment from the post-master general's office of a communication
from the association in regard to
improving the mail facilities into
the Boundary country.
A report from the committee appointed to look into the matter of
incorporating the city, was presented. It was the opinion of tbecommittee that while there were many
advantages in having the city converted into a municipality, the
time was not quite ripe for it The
committee was continued.
D. D. Ferguson reported that he
had collected $76.25 during tbe
month for the salary of Night
Watchman Darcy.
V. Monnier of the fire warden
committee reported that the com-
miltee had been active in warning
residents to take precautions against
fire. A triangle had been ordered,
to be used as an alarm.
The names of J. E. Roy and
W. H. Cooper were proposed for
membership to be voted on at the
next meeting.
A-discussion was had in regard
to the scant appropriation, as far
us appeared from the published reports of the estimates, for roads,
trails and bridges in the vicinity of
Cascade. A special committee, consisting of Messrs. Willcox, Mayall
and Monnier, was appointed to
communicate with our member in
the legislature on the subject, and
urge the claims of this section. The
same committee was also authorized to communicate with the
attorney-general and inquire why
a small debts court and an additional justice of the peace had not
been provided for Cascade, as petitioned for early in January.
Then followed the election of
officers, to hold office for the ensuing six months, with the following result:
President, C. J. Eckstorrn; vice-
president, George K, Stocker; treasurer, T. F. Carden; secretary, P. J.
O'Reilly; the above with the following constitute the executive
committee: George C. Rose, Paul
Rochussen and J. Hamilton Good.
The work being done hy the association is of direct benefit to Cascade, and each member was appointed a committee of one to invite his friends to join the organization. 2
Manager Williams Talks
G. W. Wi|liams, the manager of
the Columbia stage line, whjch recently bought out the William's
and Bell & Duncan stage outfits,
stopped over Monday night in
He informed a Record representative that he would at once put on
a special baggage wagon, to follow
up the stages closely every day.
Thji will hp dqne to give passengers more comfort in travelling
and not delay the stages in starting.
Mr. Williams has now gone to
Wilbur, Wash., to secure 20 more
head of horses fpr this service and
to strengthen the stage teams.
Mr. Williams further stated that
he had decided not to work the
trains hereafter to sell tickets.
When asked about the many complaints in regard to his drivers attempting to take passengers through
to Columbia, he laughed and said
that also had been done away with.
Continuing, he said : " All these
people who arts kicking so, should
try running a stage line once. Why,
when I was driving a stage years
ago, I have know a woman to
actually stop me when the thermometer was away below zero, when
I had six horses in hand and could
not conveniently get at a note
book, and ask me to get her one
spool of black silk, No. 40, not too
fine and not too large���and to be
sure and not forget it. Of course
she did not expect to pay anything
for the trouble, and if I overlooked
it I would get a round blessing on
my return trip. I will tell you,
the stage drivers' lot is not an easy
one, but we are doing the best we
can for the public."
Mr. Williams thought that in a
short time the stages would be
stopping over night once more in
Will Begin to Build
The managers of the Presbyterian
church met on Thursday evening
to make put- an application to
Church and Manse Building Fund
of the Presbyterian church, for a
loan to he applied towards putting
up a church structure in Cascade.
The application will be sent to the
Kamloops Presbytery, which meets
next week at Revelstoke, for that
body's endorsement. It is for $400.
An equal amount is to be raised
here, and a special committee was
appointed for the purpose of giving
those so disposed an opportunity
to subscribe for the building of the
first church edifice in Cascade.
To Work the Ennismore
Under date of the 19th the Rossland Miner says:
"A few days ago mention was
made of a company being formed
of prominent citizens to develop the
Mother Lode in the Burnt Basin.
How ��noth,er pom pa fly is being
incorporated under the name of the
Avon Min|pg & Milling Co., proposing to commence development
work within 80 days on the Ennismore claim, adjoining the Mother
Lode. There is a seven-foot lead,
giving $67 assay from the grass
this is the claim in which G. T.
Curtis of this city recently bought
a quarter interest.
"The Wise Quy"
An amusing incident occurred
last evening when Pete Carrol I,
familiarly known as "The Wise
Guy," spruced up and went by appointment to meet his best girl in
front of the Cosmopolitan hotel.
His discomfiture nan better he
imagined than described when the
young lady turned out to be Bert
Smith, togged out in female attire.
Pete has been trying to explain
how it all happened.
Shows Handsome Profits
The British Columbia Mercantile
and Mining Syndicate, Ltd., of this
city, has just* completed its half
yearly balance sheet. The result
is highly gratifying to the managers of the concern, and will no
doubt please the officials at the head
office, 3 Clements Lane, London,
England. Generally speaking, the
business has been most satisfactory, and shows a handsome profit
to be carried forward as a result of
the first six months' business.
For Sale.
Beds, bedding, lamps, looking glasses, stove,
chamber set, safe, eto. Must be sold at once.
Come and take them away at your own price. At
office of W. H. COOPER A CO., Cascade.
Spokane Falls &
Northern System.
Nelson and Fort Sheppard Ry. Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The direct and only All-Rail Route
between  the   Kootenay  District
���AND ALL���
British Columbia Points,
Pacific Coast Points,
Puget Sound Points,
Eastern Canada and United States.
���Connects at Spokane with���
O. R. R. & NAV. CO.
Maps furnished, tickets sold and information
given by local and uoiinectlnx line ticket hkuiUs.
I    Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary
oreek connect at   Marcus and Uossburg   with
stages dally.
I C. G. DIXON, G. P. AT. A.,
Spokane, Wash.
The Pioneer Store
Has been here since Cascade started, and it has
always kept to the front. We carry full lines of
Groceries, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Gloves, Hardware, Tinware. Stoves, Etc. Our new warehouse is
full of the BEST GOODS that can he had.   Prices
in accordance with the times. Give us a call���at
the Post-Office.
Cascade, B.C.
Have the LARGEST, the CHEAPEST and
MOST VARIED Stock in town	
It consists of Hardware, Groceries, Italian Wares, Drugs,
Miners' Supplies, Boots, Clothing and Dry Goods, Dress Materials, Silks, Ribbons, Hose, Etc.
In order to clear out Winter Stock, and make room for our
Spring Goods now arriving, we will sell Rubbers, German
Socks, Mackinaws, Heavy Underwear, Top Shirts and Winter
Goods of All Descriptions at the merest fraction over cost.
A visit will be appreciated and advantageous. We carry
nearly everything from Dolls to Dynamite.
Branches on First Avenue and Second Avenue, also at
McRae Landing and Christina.
An Assay Office in connection; also Long Distance Telephone.
The British Columbia Mercantile
and Mining Syndicate, Limited.
Cascade City
Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary Creek and Christina La^e,
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.
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.
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
For further information, price of lots, etc., address
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.
Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Commissioner
C. P. R., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
��.i-��***"."��* ���*������'* Mrt   CASCADE   BBUIBU, FEBRUARY  25, 1899
C. J. Eckstorrn made a visit to
Grand Forks hist Monday.
Grand Forks iB to have a new
bottling works, conducted by Eli
F. Gager is buying ore for the
Trail smelter in die northern part
of Yale.
Robert Wills took out the first
mail from Cascade to Brooklyn on
Monday's trip.
K. N. Rees, with Mrs. Bees, came
down from the Forks and spent
Monday in Cascade.
Jim Ennis, one of the proprietors
of the Burnt Basin hotel, at Gladstone, was in the city on Tuesday.
Mr*'. W. J. Francis left for Spokane on Monday, where sbe will
undergo an operation by a specialist.
H. L. Moody, owner of the Christina townsite, and interested in tbe
Mephisto group in Republic camp,
was in town this week.
���C. B. Lockhart, of Lockhart &
Jordan, Rossland, furniture dealers
and undertakers, was looking over
the city last Sunday.
C. D. Blackwood, representing
the pickle kings of Winnipeg, of
the same name, was in the city
Monday, and registered at the
Hotel Cascade.
R. E. Gosnell has organized a
reading centre of tbe University of
the Association of Western Canada
at Vernon. Other places will be
All of the mails for the Boundary and Okanagan country are
now carried by way of Marcus,
Okanagan lake being still frozen as
tight as a drum.
The Rossland Record ij expecting t<> secure the afternoon press
dispatches in the near future, and
the Nelson Tribune makes a
similar statement.
N. McLellan & Co., the wholesale feed and grain firm, have
closed up their branch at Brooklyn
and will hereafter conduct their
business from Cascade.
Blake Wilson, of the firm of
P. Burns & Co., came in from Nelson Tuesday, accompanied by
H. Stoecke, who will have charge
of a shop in Greenwood.
J. G. McLean, who built a couple
of miles of the new railway this
side of Gladstone, was in the city
on Monday. He now has a contract on the Nelson & Bedlington
T. E. Mahaffy has received a new
shipment of boots and shoes, and
says he will sell them at reasonable prices. He is expecting a
stock of hats, caps, etc., in a few
Dick Porter; of the bridge building firm of Porter Bros., was in
town early this week in connection
with the work on the long structure that is to span Kettle river at
this place.
Pile driving began on the big
bridge over Kettle river, just east of
the city, on Tuesday. Contractor
Porter was on hand to see the work
started. A few bridge framers have
also begun work.
Rossland is rapidly becoming a
center for eminent journalists. It
now has Kenneth ffarington Bel-
lairs, Eber C. Smith and D. R.
Young, with strong indications of
Colonel Lowery joining the Hit:���
Moyie Leader.
Contract  Let from  Trail to Camp
A deal was closed in Grand
Fmks last week, which if carried
out will give the Boundary country
the immediate benefits of competition in telephone rates. The
Columbia Telephone-Telegraph Co.,
of Uossland closed a contract with
Messrs. Davey and Donald for th��9
construction and equipment of a
telephone line from Trail to Camp
The new line will run from Trail
to the international boundary line
where it will connect with the Spokane & B. C. Telephone company's
line to about 14 miles below Cascade, where it will commence again,
running through Cascade, Grand
Forks, Niagara, Phoenix, Greenwood, Anaconda, Boundary Falls,
Midway and Rock Creek to Camp
McKinney, taking in all the mining camps of the Boundary district.
Exchanges are to be established
at Trail, Rossland, Cascade, Grand
Forks, Greenwood and Republic.
The company is said to have
made arrangements to connect with
the Spokane & B. C. company's
line in Washington, and will have
direct connection with Republic
and all points from Boundary
south to Spokane.
It is stated that it is the intention of the company to inaugurate
a telegraph service in connection
with the telephone line.
The terms of contract call for the
completion of the line not later
than July 1, 1899, it being expected to have the poles on the
ground for the construction of the
entire line in a short time.
The Grand Forks Miner states
that construction work on the new
line has been alreadv started.
Knox the jeweller, will  clean up
your jewelry free of charge.     Fin
watch repairing ourspecialty.    We
guarantee everything. At T. E. Ma-
haffy's store, opposite post-office.
The Columbia Dining Parlor furnishes the best meals in the city.
Try it once.
Church Service
Divine service will be conducted by Kev. Joseph
McCoy, M. A. tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m. and
7:90 p.m., Standard Time, In the school-bouse,
Sabbath school at 2:81 p.m. in I he same place.
All are cordially invited to attttud
1.1. nmt 4 it
Mining and
Collections Made and
Commissions of All
Kinds  Executed. . . .
Time Checks Cashed.
Cor. of Main Street and First
Avenue [centre of town] ...
European Plan.     CASCADE, B. C.
Always Open.
The Most
Popular Hotel
in the Entire
Favorite Stopping Place for
Mining Men
Stocked Bar
in connection.
Another large consignment of Apples have just arrived-
Come with the crowd and get some of them.
Our Lemons and Oranges are A i.
Don't forget that we keep Candies, Nuts and Chewing
Gum, Gum, Gum.   Playing Cards, Stationery, Tobaccos, etc.
Dry and Green Wood.
Railroad* Headquarters Hotel,
Best Meal in Cascade for 35c.
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.
ECKSTOUM & SIMPSON, Proprietors.
���wholesale: dealers in���
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Office and Warehouse,
. 1 im''
��iqUors, pities anb (j��ars-
A specialty made of Imported Goods. Glassware and bar
Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
J������e���M���������������etMd��MMd& THE   CASCADE   RECORD, FEBRUARY 25, 1899
Published weekly Bt Cascade City, II. C, by
Willcox t O'Reilly.
Subscriptions 12 per year In advance.    Advertising rates on appliratinn.
Tbe Record is on sale at tbe following places:
Simpson's Nowstand  Uossland
Humphrey A Co Nelson
Thompson Stationery Co., Nelson
R. F. Petrie Orand Forks
John W. Graham & Co Spokane, Wash.
Francis A Milne Cascade
Thomas Walker      Cascade
O.T.Curtis Cascade
Cascade Drug Co..' Cascade
SATURDAY, FEB. 25,1899
The legislature has had the
estimates' pre��ented for the provincial expenditures for the year
ending June 30,1900. The document shows that the expected
revenue by the Semlin government
amounts to $1,549,989.45, and the
expenditure to $1,764,873.81. The
difference between these two
amounts muiH be carried forward
as a debt.
One part of the estimates is of
particular interest to the residents
of Cascade and vicinity, as it shows
how little the government has done
for this locality. One item appropriates $1,500 for the construction and furniture of a public
school in this city. This is as it
should be.. Another item is $250,
in addition to the $400 voted last
year, for the lock-up here. Through
all the length and breadth of the
estimates not another item can be
found where a dollar has been appropriated for the Christina lake
district. In the public works
department, the amount of $4,000
is set aside for " construction " of
a road on the main Kettle river.
This is presumed to mean the main
wagon road between Cascade and
Grand Forks. As to whether the
money is expended where most
needed depends entirely on the
government agent. If used as in
past years, the part needing it
most, between the falls and Gilpin's ranch, will receive scant attention. " Construction " is good
���the road should he constructed
once, at least. Thus far it reminds
one of Topsy, who " just growed."
Why has no provision been made
for the following in the estimates:
Repairing Dewdney trail from
summit to Christina lake, which is
in constant use in the open season,
and has had no repairs for a year
or two.
Repairing wagon road at east
side of Christina lake, which will
always be a thoroughfare.
Building trunk trail three miles
up Baker creek, thereby opening
up an exceedingly rich district.
Paying for the Cascade bridge, a
cheque for which was dishonored
hy the government agent last fall.
Building trail from Gladstone to
the Burnt Basin, one mile long.
Will our member, Mr. J. M. Mar
tin, kindly explain why these
matters have been ignored in a
district that has heretofore contributed more than $20 to every
dollar spent in it by the provincial
There appears to be a difference
of opinion in regard to the rights
of citizens of British Columbia, to
locate mineral claims in the neighboring state of Washington. The
subject has been taken up in some
of the coast papers, and finally the
United States consul at Vancouver
has seemingly set the matter at
rest by sending the following letter
to the News-Advertiser, of that
city, showing conclusively that
aliens are not barred from locating
mineral claims in Washington.
The letter is as follows :
To the Editor of the News-Advertiser:
Sir : I am sure that your correspondent, "B. C. Miner," has
failed to inform himself regarding
the laws of the State of Washington relative to mining claims.
The fact is that an alien has all
rights and privileges regarding the
location, holding and disposing of
mining claims that residents of the
state have. Aliens may not acquire
real estate unless they have declared their intention of becoming
citizens, but mining claims and
sufficient land and buildings for
the purpose of working them, are
specifically -exempted. With regard to such claims a Canadian
has just as much right as any
citizen of our North West State.
Yours, etc.,
L. Edwin Dudley,
United Slates Consul.
Vancouver, February 14, 1899.
Last Tuesday evening the Cascade Taxpayers' Association held
its semi-annual election of officers,
and started on another six months
of work. The association while not
making much noise in the world,
is doing effective work, and should
receive the support and encouragement of every resident of Cascade.
The cost of joining is small, and
the benefits to the entire community considerable. A good deal has
been accomplished thus far by the
association, and more will be accomplished. It's a good thing;
push it along.
A man was murdered and his
body flung to the side of the wagon
road within a few miles of Cascade.
From the fact that the remains were
covered with snow and ice, it is
probable that the deed was committed in eirly winter, which gave
time for the murderer to put several thousand miles between him
and the sceneof his cowardly crime.
The object was undoubtedly money,
as his pockets and clothing had
been rifled. It is to be hoped that
British justice will speedily overtake him.
A dispatch to the Spokesman-
Review from Midway is to the
effect that the C. P. R. intends to
build a branch line this year from
that important point to the min
ing camp of Republic. Inasmuch
as the C. P. R. has not yet applied
for a charter from the U. S.
government, coupled with the fact
that those close to the inner circles
know nothing of it, it is hardly
likely that the great Canadian corporation will build across the line
this year.
Every broker or traveller, returning from Eastern Canada, asserts
that interest in the Boundary country is increasing rapidly. The assurance of transportation and
smelting facilities in the near
future has brought this district before investors and capitalists to the
best possible advantage. It will
undoubtedly prove to be a mutually
profitable acquaintanceship as the
years roll by.
There is no let up of the organization of new mining companies
in Spokane, and much development is being done in the different
mining districts in consequence.
For the fourth time an attempt is
being made to organize a brokers
association, or stock exchange, in
that city. It will doubtless go the
way of all others, if it does not die
before it is born.
The government expects to receive nearly $20,000 less this year
for free miners' certificates than
last year. From the part of the
province that contributes thegreat-
est proportion of the revenue, the
Kootenays and Yale, the revenue
will beyond a doubt be larger from
this source than ever before.
Premier Semlin is to be commended for one item in the estimates, wherein $15,000 is set aside
for the expenses of a British Columbia exhibit at the Paris exhibition.
This money will be a splendid investment, and will be returned to
the province many fold.
According to schedule, the legislature will be adjourned within a
few days, and the people will be
patiently searching to see what it
has really accomplished, after all
its boast and bluster.
Where was James M. Martin
when the estimates for Eastern Yale
were made up ? Our member will
probably find it needful to answer
this question more than once in the
immediate future.
Several coast papers seem to
think that, in the elections bill and
other new legislation, they can see
preparations for another general
appeal to the people. Worse things
might happen.
The Rossland Record bemoans
the fact that there is no registration of births in that city, and says
that parents are threatening to go
<>nt of the business.
The Columbia Dining Parlor furnishes the best meals in the city.
Try it once.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Hutch ins &
Are now located in Bossburg
with ten four-horse teams, and
are prepared to deliver freight
in Cascade, Grand Forks and
Greenwood on SHORT NOTICE.
Orders received by Telephone,
and prompt delivery guaranteed.
Bakery and
Branch Grocery
Second Ave., Cascade City, B. C.
That's what we're making every day, and if
you are not one of the
fortunate ones getting
your supplies here, you
will save money by doing so.
We propose to make our
Groceries move, and the <
consumer will get the
benefit. Profit will be
no object ��� it is your
trade we are after. Let
us figure on your next
We can supply you
that you use on your
g. i cms,
Fibst Ave.,Cascade Citv,B.C.
��� J.i��Mujm����a��ai��i��!/'.'aiWm8a��Eg 4(
THK   li\6\
KiD,  FEBRUARY  25.  1899
There have been some amusing
features about the competition to get
freight into the Boundary country.
An article in tbe Record in January, criticizing the Spokane Falln
& Northern for needless delays in
forwarding freight, drew forth a
disclaimer from Mr. Dixon, of that
road, but in that letter Mr. Dixon
compared his line to the roundabout route of the C. P. R., via
Slocan Lake, Robson and Brooklyn.
To this F. W. Peters, the Nelson
jC. P. R. freight agent, replied by
showing the exorbitant short haul
rates charged by Mr. Dixon's road
when C. P. R. freight was blocked
on the Brooklyn mute, and was
forced to reach the Boundary by
the Nelson-Bossburg route or not
at all for some time. To this Mr.
Dixon replied not a word, but
simply sawed wood.
All this is interesting to the
Boundary shipper, but what is he
actually getting in results ? That
is the thing he would like to know.
Reduced to its least terms, the
results are that Mr. Dixon's road
is making special effort to have
more prompt delivery at Bossburg,
and the Record has evidence that,
to some extent, success has attended those efforts. It is also a fact
that the C. P. R. has routed a large
amount of goods into the Boundary
by way of Brooklyn, and that some
of these goods have been delivered
through "to Greenwood. Mr H. E.
McDonell, the contracting freight
agent, of the C. P. R., insists that
every shipment, routed that way
'will get through'all right. It is,
however, yet an open question as to
the success he will have when the
wagon roads begin to break up.
A weak spot in the C. P. R. armor
is that it does not make a through
rate, but will only deliver to Brooklyn, saying that a rate of 75 centB
to Cascade, $1.00 to Grand Forks
and $1.50 to Greenwood can be
obtained from the Arrow lake town.
Well, where does the shipper get
off if, after shipping to Brooklyn,
the freighter declines to handle his
goods except at an advance of say
100 per cent over the above rates ?
He can only take his medicine and
swear vengeance. The same argument applies to Bossburg, when the
roads break up. If either company
w )iild make a through rate, to destination, the one that carried it out
would most assuredly secure the
business. And in no other way
can they give satisfaction. That
is absolutely certain.
Every man, woman and child in
the Boundary country, and across
the line on the Colville Indian
reservation, to say nothing of
throughout the Kootenays, seems
to have inside information in regard to the Kettle River railway,
familiarly known as the Corbin
line. As a sample, here is an item
from the Republic Pioneer of last
week, which is given for what it is
"C.Milton Cavanaugh, for several years connected with the en-
ginering department of theC.P.R.,
is paying Republic a visit in the
interest of a Toronto syndicate-
Mr. Cavanaugh has been in Greenwood and other camps in the
Boundary country, but is better
satisfied with Republic than any
place he has been in.   He sees here
possibilities fur a greal mining
centre. While not inclined In i:ive
his opinion u'bnui rei'tain properties, Juttl'?, Mr. CaVainiiiflli ireely
talked of what he knows concerning the chances for Austin Corbin
receiving a charter from the Canadian government to build his
Kettle River railroad across Canadian territory.
" I am satisfied the charier will
be granted," he said, "for opinion
has greatly changed within a year,
and the C. P. R. has not the influence it had when the bill came
up before. And there is a new influence at work in politics that will
help the Corbin matter. Six weeks
ago I was told by one of the highest officials in the Dominion that
Corbin's railroad charter would go
through. It has been so programed,
and when the plans are all laid in
Canadian politics they generally
go through. As soon as the charter is granted building the road
will commence. If the track is not
laid right into Republic it will
come very near it���so close that
three hours stage ride will bring
you to the road. Money for building this road was raised in New
York last year and it has never
been disturbed. It is ready for immediate use.
" As to the Great Northern, being
interested in the road, that is a
disputed question ; some say it is,
others deny it most, emphatically.
But that does not matter ; the road
is to be built, and that, too, during
the year 189(J. Of course 1 make
this positive statement on the assumption that parliament will
grant the charter."
In contradistinction to this idea
the Record was recently advised
from sources considered close to
official headquarters, that the Corbin charter would not lie asked for
this year, and so not granted. This
was alleged to l>e due to an understanding between the C. P. R. and
the Grand Trunk, the strong ally
of Mr. Corbin.
" You pays your money and
takes your choice." We will see
what we will see after the Dominion parliament settles down to
���     i n   ���    i        am
ICMt   V11VI111VU1UI M. Will UMt     Vllk)
 In the Boundary Country.
Prescription Department in charge   Special Attention Given to Mail
of Competent Pharmacists. Orders.
limi and Builder.
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
Jno. M. Scrafford, managerof the
B. C. mine, where 18 men are at
work, registered at Black's hotel
last Tuesday. It will be remembered that the B. C. mine was
originally owned by John Keough
of Colville, Wash., who sold that
property to J. H. Harrison for
$60,000 who in turn recently sold
the mine to Major Leckie, for $300-
000. The B. C. lies 12 miles from
Grand Forks.
T. E. Mahaffy
We have just received a fine line of new goods including Ladies Underwear, Ladies' Cashmere Hose,
Flannelette, Cooks' Aprons, Waiters' Aprons, Carpenters' Aprons, Boys' and Men's Sweaters, Moccasins, Towels, Alarm Clocks, Bicycle Playing Card*.
Opposite the Post-Office,
Columbia Hotel
J. A. McMASTER & CO., Props.
.First Avknue, CASCADE, B. C.
Columbia Dining: Parlor
CHAS. M. HITCH, Proprietor.
First class Throughout.   The Best of Everything the mar-
bet Affords.    Many Years' Experience in the Business.
The Merchants Bank of Halifax
      IMOIU'ORATEl) I860.- 	
Piiicl-Tip i aj.ital, ll.50rt.0Hit,    Rout, .f 1.17.-, 1100. Head Office, Halifax, N. 8.
V. )    is     v    president. D. H. Duncan, Cashier.
A branch of this Bank Has Been Opened at GRAND PORKS, B. O.
Hi sin v    I'raimwtcd.    Account.',  Received on the Most Favorable Terms.   Interest Allowed on
Speiwl Dtp tits.    Tin Suvi/ty* tiunh Department Receives Sums of $1.00 and Upwards and Allows Interest at
Curtrni Units'.
ALEX MILLER, Hanager 6
' Recommendations of the Legislative
Mining Committee.
J M. Kellie, of Revelstoke, chairman of the legislative mining committee, has presented the following
report relative to changes in the
existing Mineral Act. They should
be studied by every one interested
in mining, as it is probable that
they will become the law with little
if any change:
"It is recommended that the
mining law be amended in the particulars below referred to:
1. That crown grants of mineral
claims should show the interest of
each grantee.
2. That the time for recording
surveys of claims under section 127
of the Mineral Act should be extended for another year, and that such
survey should be allowed to be
utilized any time within two years
of the record.
3. That the fee provided hy section 30 for abandonments should
be increased to $10.
4. That, with regard to lapsed
miners' certificates, it is recommended that hardships involved in
these cases may be obviated to a
certain extent by providing that
all miners' certificates should expire on the same day, say on the
31st of May in each year, persons
taking out licenses for a portion of
the year paying a pro rata amount
of the fee. That renewal certificates, running from the first of
June may be obtained at any time.
Also, that any person who has allowed his miner's certificate to expire may, at any time within three
months after such expiry, apply
and get ft special freie miners' certificate upon payment of the sum
vof $25, the effect of which special
free miners' certificate shall he to
revive his title to any claims owned by him at the time of the expiry of his original certificate, and
not since vested in anyone else under the provisions of the Mineral
5. It is also recommended that
the Metalliferous Mines Inspection
Act be amended as follows:
a. That the slides now in use in
all shafts beyond 100 feet either be
ironshod or be made exclusively of
light iron, so as to enable the
buckets to travel easily and without danger of catching. Many pre-
ventible accidents would thereby
be avoided:
b. That all serious accidents in
mines, whether fatal or otherwise,
be immediately reported to the inspector, so that he may investigate
the causes of such accidents at the
time and on the spot:
c. That it be made imperative
that not less that 75 cubic feet of
air per minute, for animal or man,
be made to travel through the
d. That all buildings and boilers
and engine-houses and machinery
used for hoisting, where any danger of fire exists, should be erected
at a distance of at least 50 feet from
the mouth of the shaft:
k. That all mine-owners keep
at their office, at the mine, a
working plan of all drifts, levels,
inclines and slopes, which should
he corrected not less than once in
every three months, and he.open
for inspection by the inspector of
mines, and by adjoining owners,
and for examination and report of
the inspector of .mines as to sum*:
F. That section 25, sun-hern''m
(2), be amended by inserting   ihe
words "or thawed," after the word
"stored," in the second line:
G. That section 8 of the Inspection of Metalliferous Mines act,
R. S. B. C, chap. 134, be amended
by insertion after the word "shall,"
in the sixth line thereof, the word
"forthwith," and by adding thereto
the following subsection:
"a. It shall be the duty of the
inspector to forthwith post up, or
cause to he posted up, in a conspicuous place at "the mouth of the
mine, or at some other conspicuous place thereon, a copy of such
notice, in order that the workmen
in and about said mine may become aware of the contents thereof."
That section 25, sub-section (13),
of the said act be amended by adding thereto the following:
" a. All vertical shafts of a depth
of 50 feet or more shall be provided
with a cross head and guides, and
such cross head shall in all cases
descend as such shaft is sunk, so
that at no time shall it be a greater
distance from tbe bottom of such
shaft than 30 feet."
That section 25,sftib-section (20).
of the said act be amended by adding thereto the following:
" c. No stope or drift shall be
carried on in any shaft which shall
have attained a depth of 200 feet,
unless suitable provision shall have
been made for the protection of
workmen engaged therein by the
construction of a bulkhead of sufficient strength, or hy leaving 15
feet of solid ground between said
stopes or drifts and the workmen
engaged in the bottom of such
6. That the following recommendations be made with tegard
to the administration of mineral
laws :
1. That a complete record shall
be kept by thedepiirtment of mines
in Victoria, of all free miners' certificates isoued throughout the province.
2. That provincial land surveyors shall be compelled to file separate field-notes of each claim.
3 That a copy of all changes in
the Mineral act passed each session
shall be posted at every mining
recorder's and gold commissioner's
4. That steps be taken to arrive
at a clear understanding with the
Dominion government as to the
rights of free miners locating claims
on Indian reserves, and to obtain
permission for free miners, under
suitable restrictions, to work such
claims, and to obtain rights-of-way
through Indian reserves for such
miners necessary for the working
of claims."
Grand   Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
Liquid Refreshments of All Kinds
and in the Choicest Qualities. . . .
First Class Sample Rooms in Connection.
This House is the Favorite Resort for Railway Men.
.... 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.
i ,    Second Avenue,
Cascade Citv. British Columbia.
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.
DEVON, Prop.
COX & JONES, Props.
Headquarters for Commercial, Mining and Railroad Men.
Newly Furnished and Enlarged.   European Plan.
First Class Bar in Connection.
Two good pair of hob sleds for
sale at a bargain. Will be sold
away down from regular price.
Call at B. C. M. & M. Syndicate,
Club Hotel
A good meal, a g>>od room,
or n good drink can lie had
nt the Club Hotel.
This new Stopping Place, just completed and opened to the
?ublic, is most conveniently located. Jim Ennis and
'om Flynn, the proprietors, are old hands at catering to
the Railroad and Travelling trade. They will treat you
right, inwardly or outwardly.
ENNIS & FLYNN, Proprietors.
I fiCT iHtr W*^ and growing
Boundary Country can be had in a concise and readable form
by reading the Cascade Record every week. Send along your
two dollar bill and keep posted on the greatest mining district
in British Columbia.   Address, The Record, Cascade,B.C.
The Le Roi shaft is now down to
the 800 foot level.
The tunnel in the Centre Star at
Rossland is in 1480 feet.
More machinery for mining purposes is arriving in Republic.
Work has been resumed on the
Iron Colt, which has been idle for
a year.
The Emily Edith, nearSilverton,
will erect a 100-ton concentrator as
soon as the snow is gone.
A strike of four feet high grade
copper ore has been made at the
70 foot lead of the Golden Eagle.
R. A. Brown has a force of men
at work on the tunnel in the famous
Volcanic claim on the north fork
of Kettle river.
The new Ymir mill and the
Dundee concentrator, at Ymir,
have been started under favorable
The Lake claim, in Providence
camp, has heen taken over by a
Spokane syndicate, and will lie
actively developed.
W. B. Porter & Co., of Greenwood, have bonded the Anarchist
group, at Camp McKinney, from
R. G. Sidley, of Anarchist mountain, for a good figure.
The crosscut tunnel on the Morrison, in Dead wood camp, near the
Mother Lode, has reached the
ledge. It was struck in 95 feet,
though not expected for 200.
100,000 shares of the Oro Denoro,
have been sold at 12 cents in the
east, and active work on thut property is to be prosecuted. It is
owned by the King Mining Co.
A strike of $100 copper ore has
been made in the face of the 110-
foot tunnel on the Gray Horse, one
of the oldest claims on the reservation, near Nelson, Wa6h., owned by
J. W. Paulson.
The Jencks Machine Co. has sold
a complete plant, consisting of a
50-h. p. boiler, hoist, pumps and
steam drills to the Boundary Creek
Mining and Milling Co., for use on
the Last Chance in Skylark camp.
News comes from Rock cut camp
thut the Lucky Charley claim has
recently encountered a full width
of high grade ore in the shaft. The
30-foot shaft in the Helen E. has
tieen completed by the contractor.
L. H. Moffat, just returned from
Toronto, reports that he has placed
all the stock of the Rathmullen
group, that the company desires to
dispose of at this time. The properly adjoins the famous B. C.
The Canadian-American Gold
Mining and Development company,
whose mining operations are carried
on chiefly about 15 miles west of
Okanagan lake, have secured a
controlling interest in the capital
stock of the Camp Hewett Mining
and Milling company. The prop-
reties are 10 in number and $10,-
000 has already been expended on
The injunction of J. B. McLaren,
holding and representing 17,000
shares of Le Roi stock, to prevent
the old Le Roi company from transferring its property to the B. A. C,
was dissolved on Monday by Mr.
Justice Martin in the supreme
court at Rossland. Defendents
offered to pay the plaintiffs the
average price paid for the shares of
the Turner and Peyton interests,
and the court held this was sufficient.
The Columbia. Dining Parlor is
tbe leading resort of its kind in the
city. Try it once and you will be
sure to go the second time.
Certificate of Improvements.
KlhoiikhihIOohyiion mineral Bliilms, situn'e
In ilie Grand Forks Mining Division of Yulx
��� here lueated:���On Shamrock Mountain, south
slope, about two and a half miles east or Christina
Take notice thai I, Smith Curtis, I'Tee Miner's
Certificate No. H4089A Tor myself and as agent for
I'rank Hutchinson, Free Miner's Certificate No.
81ITA and for Prank (.tie, Freo Miner's Certificate No. 9HS3A. intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Kecorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a ��� 'town Grjlllt of the above claims
And further take n itlce that action, mi lir sec
lion 37, must lie commenced before the Issuance
of sucli Certificate of Improvements
Dated this Thirty first day of Deccmhe-, 1HII8.
Notice is hereby given to till concerned that,
from and after ibis dale I will not be responsible
for any bills contracted by Alfred Applequlst,
auainsl the firm of Andersen & Applequlst.
Dated at Cascade t ity, 1). (!., tills loth day of
February, 1899. A. P. ANHKHSKN.
Is Your
The attention of the people of
Cascade City and the surrounding vicinity is drawn to
the fact that Knox & Delaney
watchmakers and jewelers,
have recently opened a business in this city.    If the cold
snap has affected your watches
in any way, bring them to us
and we will adjust the wrung.
Every article that is rep'uiied
by us is guaranteed.
Next door to the
Drug Store, Cascade, B.C.
Palace giuery $arn
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished
Wagon repairing and general
hlacksmithing promptly
attended   to.
Blanchard   &   Moore
2nd Avenue, Cascade.
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
The Dining Room and Lodgings
Are under the Management of W. H. Haegerman, who has had a wide exp
rience in Catering to the public of British Columbia.   Give us a call.
Everything Neat, Clean and First Class.
fresl] anb Cwe& )j)fteats,
Ifisf) anb Oysters, giue anb ftresseb Poultry
TgtT Meats delivered at Mines Free of Charge,
Mall Orders Promptly Attended to
Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY.
������-��� lil ��y-9 9 9 ���-��-���-���-���
'{* 1T\ *T*'{*\J0HN LYNGH0LM>First Ave>
>9 %^Jr I \^ Cascade, if you require anything
in the line of Gents' Furnishings, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers,
Hats, Caps or Underwear. When going into the hills get
outfit from him and you
can easily follow the trail
The E. G. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
dealers in
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
Daily from Bossburg and Marcus to Cascade, Grand Forks,
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway, and All Points on Colville Reservation.
Stage leaves Marcus on  arrival of Northbound Train.   Passenger*
from Kootenay points make connections at Bossburg going and coming.
Situated at the new town of Gladstone, near the Burn!
Basin Mining Region and only 18 miles from Cascade; 10
miles fmm Christina Lake. One of the best hotel build'
ings between Cascade and Brooklyn. Good Livery Stable
in connection.
JOHN DORSEY, Proprietor.
:l^f.:.,.:.t.t   rtjtj,  iie,"| THE   CASCADE   RECORD, FEBRUARY  25,  1899
Wholesale Herchants
Liquors, �� Cigars, �� Dry �� Goods,
riackinaws, Rubbers,
Catalogues sent on application.   Kootenay Branch:   NELSON.
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings, Etc
Pure Goods for Medicinal Use
First Avenue
^QSCO.06,   |jQ. \^,    Oscar Stenstrom, Mgr.
Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record.
tfte Ijuhon $tore,
Wholesale Dealers in
\S  (II
lilflfW -^
All Kinds of General Men's Furnishings at Retail.
Office mid Warehouse,
Shot in Spokane
Last Saturday night Will mm
Albi shot and killed James Lacy
in a saloon in Spokane, and immediately made himself scarce.
The police have heen unc'de to
locate him, although the deed was
done in a gambling den full of
men. Lacey had just gotten out of
jail and made threats against
Albi's life.
Albi is a well known Italian,
there being several brothers in the
family. John Albi has a contract
on the new railway between Cascade and Gladstone. He was in
the city when the news came of the
shooljng, and took the next train
for Spokane. It is said that another brother at work up the line
heard of it, and immediately sent
John a check for $500, to be used
for William's I'cnefit. John Albi
has I eun in and around Cascade
for some time.
Sup't Burns Coming
Superintendent of schools Burns,
who has been visiting the educational institutions of this section
lately, has written to D. J. Matheson, teacher in the Cascade school,
intimating that he will he here in
a few days. Mr. Burns is an interesting lecturer, and an effort is
being made to induce him to
deliver his lecture on minerals
while he is in Cascade.
Jack Frost succeeded in getting
down to eight below zero last Tuesday night.
Knox the jeweller, will clean up
your jewelry free of charge.     Pin
watch repairing our specialty.    We
guarantee everything. At T.E. Ma-
haffy's store, opposite post-office.
Sam Sing,
Laundry at rear of the Custom
House, First Ave.
Clothes called for and delivered.
(lower ferry)
At Bossburg.Wash.
r. P.SUMMY& CO., Props.
Telephone lis if you want to cross
the river late at night.
y; ''��''fastm��s1��MraWfta��ttr4
The Mail Line
Cascade City
if   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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