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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C., MARCH 31, 1900.
No. 21.
*��� - Another Army to Do Battle on Its
Mineral Heights.
The Moonlight, a Monster Ledge, said to Be
an Extension of the Original Russell
Lead, to Be Developed.
Another company has been incorporated to operate a claim in
Camp Russell, on Huckleberry
mountain, near Cascade, which is
said to be an extension of the famous Bunker Hill, which has
caused a sensation in that part of
the reservation within the past few
months. The new company is to
develop the Moonlight claim and
the corporation is known as the
Moonlight Mining & Milling company. The claim lies between the
Bunker Hill, which is owned by
the Russell Mining company, and
the Silver King, which is owned
by the Silver King Mining company. The officers are: President
C.G.Brown; vicu-preoident, C. D.
Bihbins; secretary and treasurer,
Charles White. The company
starts with $1500 in the treasury,
contributed hy the incorporators.
ThiB leaves a treasury of 400,000
of the total 1,000,000 shares intact.
Grant, Stewart, who was one of
the original owners of the claim,
said to a Spokesman-Review reporter: "The development work
has been slight, but has served to
show up a fine prospect, while the
development of the Bunker Hill
assure? us still more that the Moonlight is a promising claim. We
have a 45-foot prospecting tunnel,
which did not cross the vein. The
ledge is from 80 to 100 feet wide,
in granite, porphyry and serpentine. We sank a shaft on the incline 18 feet in well-mineralized
vein matter. Then we started a
shaft in a more favorable place,
and at a depth of 14 feet thi�� is in
a full width of solid ore, highly
mineralized with copper and iron,
and no wall in sight. This shaft
is to be continued. Two shifts will
be worked by a contractor who
has a contract to sink 100 feet."
Little news comes from Camp
Russell, as it has been the policy
of the chief operators there to work
much and talk little. All indications, however, point to a season of
great activity, with much to show
for it.
A Burnt Basin Mine Will Ship.
Mr. T. B. Kellar was in Rossland
the other day buying supplies for
his camp in Burnt Basin. He tells
the Miner that the Harlam claim
has been developing all the past
winter. The shaft is down 43 feet
on the vein, where crosscutting will
begin. The ore so far met. with
averages $61 to the ton. The intention is to commence shipping
from this property early in April.
Messrs. Dickson and Forrest, on a
claim which they own in Burnt
Basin, have found several senilis
of native copper in the ledge. Some
of the pieces of copper weigh as
high as 10 pounds. Mr. Cooper is
gathering together a carload of
copper ore on the Jennie Lind
property preparatory to shipping it
to the smelter.
The Canadian   Patriotic   Fund
has reached a total of $215,000.
the field have not allowed themselves to be cut off with their heavy
guns, which are needed in the forts
at Pretoria.
The majority of the Transvaalers
are ignorant of the gravity of the
situation, and though tired of remaining so long from their farms,
will fight hard, believing that their
liberty and property are at stake*
and confident of ultimate success-
His Pitiful Condition.
D. M. Purdy, a woodchopper for
the Republic Reduction company,
was frightfully injured by the explosion of giant powder caps, Tuesday. The caps had heen sitting in
the sun and when he picked them
up they exploded. Both arms had
to be amputated and he will lose
both eyes. It is thought by the
physicans that he will live.
Capitalists from the East Taking Great  Interest in its Rich Prospects.
S. G. Whalen. a mineralogist of
New York, who has been looking
over the mining districts of Washington and British Columbia in the
interest of eastern capitalists, has
recently visited the Pierre lake
district, of which he says:
"I have not a doubt but what
this district will prove to be one of
the most wonderful camps in the
northwest. The control ing interest
in the leading claims are chiefly
owned by B. F. Woodman, jr., of
Helena, S. C. Bradbury of Marcus,
and J. Martin of New York. Parties
who are now interesting themselves
in the district are J. W. Martin, a
multi-millionaire of New York, and
W. A. Walton and Geo. Walcott,
Boston capitalists. They expect to
visit the country in May and will
be looking for other good properties."      	
Hope for Intervention.
A Durban dispatch says it is
learned from authentic sources that
the Boer leaders are aware that
they are beaten, but think they
can hold out for four or six months,
within which time they firmly believe foreign intervention will force
Great Britain to grant favorable
terms, including independence.
They expect Germany or United
States to interfere. The mission of
Messrs. Wolmarans, Fischer and
Wessels to Europe is to hasten this
so far as Germany is concerned.
The Boer plans include a stand
at Kroonstadt, the Vaal river and
other points, culminating in the
defence of Pretoria, which has been
preparing for a siege. The ranges
of the guns have heen tested, mines
have been laid, and the   forces in
What   Has Become of the   Grand   Forks
Railway Push?
The Kettle River Railway bill
has been three times before the Dominion bouse committee to which
it was referred, but those favorable
to legislation of this kind fear that
ihe necessary backing is not behind
the proposition this time to push it
through, says a dispatch from Ottawa. So far no one in favor of the
hill has been seen there working for
it, while the fierce opposition to
its passage is said to have heen active frim the beginning of the session. The bill has many friends
in parliament, and many outside,
but it is claimed that so far no one
has put in an appearance who has
identified himself with the measure.
Mr. Manly may be as large as an
elephant in the eyes of his townspeople, hut at the Dominion capital
is shriveled to an infinitesimal flee
by the gorgeousness of his surroud-
Paris Exposition Opens April 14th.
April 14, the anniversay of
Abraham Lincoln's assassination,
the World's Exposition of 1900
will be opened and the public admitted.
Coming Across the Line by Thousands.
Canadian immigration agents report that during the past six
months 14,000 emigrants from the
middle-western states settled in
Canada, and brought with them assets of the value of $2,000,000.
General Joubert Dead.
General Joubert, the famous
Boer warrior, is dead, having succumbed to a disease of the stomach
on the 25th instant, aged 68 years.
The state of Virginia has adopted capital punishment for thecrime
of highway robbery.
There are Eleven Good Claims in That
Near-by Mining Center.
Our Minnie, Sunset, Dykehead, Mountain Chief,
Rattler, Louisiana, Teller, Big Chief, Lincoln, Tennessee and Caledonia Claims.
Sutherland Siding is located on
the Columbia & Western, about
four miles north of Cascade. At
present the town consists of a side-
tract, the home of Vir. Thos. Price,
and a hotel and store building in
course of construction. But this is
not saying the place will continue
as at present. The mining prospects in the camp are being quietly
developed, land is being taken up
in the vicinity, and Mr. Price says
a depot will be built there and a
postoffice established.
Sutherland is well situated, and
as the mines improve so will it as a
convenient trading post. The
growth of tbe Boundary does not
now wholly, and will less in the
future, depend on mining, although
that industry will for many years
be its main stay. It will not be
long, however, before the live stock
business will form a prominent
feature of this country's industry,
and fruit and vegetable raising will
develop as time goes on, and localities that now appear to pine in the
midst of desolation and decay, will
then thrive. The influences that
make toward the building up of
suburban towns are a direct benefit
to Cascade.	
T. Markinson, we hear, has secured a contract to do the cross-
cuting work on the John Bull in
Burnt Basin, where the work of
sinking has been in progress all
winter. Mr. Cooper, owner of the
Golden Age and Havannah claims
near Gladstone expects to be able
to ship ore soon.
William Jennings Bryan has
been touring the Paiific coast states
the past week. He was in Spokane
Late dispatches say that(General
Botha, and not President Kruger,
as at first announced, will succeed
the late General Joubert.
The oldest postmaster in Nova
Scotia, Wm. Frasier, died on the
26th instant at New Glasgow.
Hon. Smith Curtis, Minister of
Mines, has been investigating mining matters in the Boundary this THE   CASCADE  RECORD
March St, IMS
TrtE B. C.
We Take Stock March 31st and Want to Clear Out all
Winter Goods and Remnants Prior to That Date
Hardware, Boots, Clothing, Drugs, Stationery,
Groceries, and all Miners' Requirements, at the
Lowest Rates in Town!
Cle #iS��est 5e'ections anb CbeaPes* P^ces arc to be
ftad attl]e 	
Branches at Gladstone, English Point (Christina lake) and at Eagle City on North Fork.
Assay office and Long Distance Telephone at CASCADE.
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March 31, 1900
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The Centre of the Par-famed Similkameen District. H
A Mining and Agricultural Centre. M
I Lots Now on the flarket. i
Third Avenue, 100 Feet Wide. Lots, 30x150.
Corner Lots, $150.        Inside Lots, $100.
Comer Lots, $100.
Inside Lots, $75.
Terms, 1-3 Cash; Balance, Three and Six Months.
Uj   For Further Particulars, Apply to .
55 General Agents,
R- H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
It Takes Money to Run a Newspaper.
What an exaggeration 1 What a
whopper ! It has heen disproved
a thousand times; it is a case of
airy fancy. It doesn't take money
to run a newspaper. It can run
without money. It is not a busi-
ness venture. It is a charitable
institution, a begging concern, a
highway robber. A newspaper is a
child of the air, a creature of a
dream. It can go on and on, and
any other concern would lie in the
hands of a receiver, and wound up
with cobwebs in the windows It
takes wind to run a newspaper; it
takes gall to run n newspaper. It
takes a scintillating, acrobatic imagination and �� half-dozen white
shirts and a railroad pass to run a
newspaper. But who ever needed
money to conduct a newspaper?
Kind words are the medium of exchange to do the business for the
editor���kind words and church sociable tickets ! When you see an
editor with money, watch him.
He'll be paying his bill and disgracing his profession. Never give
money to an editor. Make him
trade it out. he likes to swap.
Then when you die, after having
stood around for years and sneered
at the editor and his little jim crow
newspaper, be sure and have your
wife send in for three extra copies
by one of your weeping children,
and when she reads the generous
and touching notice, forewarn her
to neglect to send in the 15 cents to
the editor. It would overwhelm
him. Money is a corrupting thing.
The editor knows it; what he wants
is your heart-felt thanks. Then he
can thank tho printers and they
can thank their grocers !
Give your job printing to the city
printer, and then come and ask for
free puffs. Get your lodge letterheads and stationery printed out of
town, and then flood the editor with
beautiful fraternal thoughts in resolutions of respect and cards of
thanks. They make such spicy
rending and when you pick it up
filled with these glowing and vivid
mortuary articles, you are so proud
of your little local paper 1
But money���scorn the filthy
thing. Don't let the pure, innocent
editor know anything about it.
Keep that for sordid tradespeople
who charge for their wares. The
editor gives his bounty away. The
Lord loves a cheerful giver! He'll
take care of tbe editor. He has a
charter from the State to act as
doormat for the company. He will
get the paper out somehow; and
stand up for the town and whoop it
up for you when you run for office,
and lie about your pigeon-toed
daughter's tacky wedding, nnd blow
about your big-footed sons when
they get a $4 a week job, and weep
over your shriveled soul when it is
released from its miserable hulk,
and smile at your giddy wife's
���euoiid marriage. Dont worry
about the editor���he'll get on The
Lord knows how���but somehow.���
St. John (Kansas) News.
Premier Martin is after the C. P.
R. He has seized a quantity of
piles and ties forming part of the
Crow's Nest Pass Railway line, and
says it is done to at once bring to
an issue the long-standing refusal
of the C. P. R. to pay royalty on
timber cut on government land.
Lumbermen in Kootenay have complained that, while the C. P. R.
escapes royalty, it is always collected from them, and Martin proposes
to make the law apply to all alike.
There may be trouble ahead for
the local managers of the Hall
Mines company, limited. The report is current that the directors
have decided to send out from London an expert accountant to examine the books of the company. It
is mooted that considerable of the
company's money has been paid
out for purposes other than that of
mining and smelting ores.
A strike of free milling quartz is
reported near Carson, B. C.
NEW MAP . . .
Christina Lake
Mining Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Compiled   by JOHN A.  CORYELL,  P. L. S.
This map contains the latest locutions on Shamrock and Castle Mountains, ou Baker, Sutherland and McRae Creeks, and in the Burnt Basin.
For sale by
Cascade, n. C.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
5ing Kee
Expert   Laundryman.     Bundles called for and delivered.
Work done on Short Notice.
Give me a trial.
March SI, IN*
Published on Saturdays ut  Cascade.  II. 0.,
H. S. Tdhner, Editor.
PsrYear  12.00
Six Months      1.25
To Foreign Countries      2.b0
Advertising Kates Furnished on Application.
The Record is on sale at Ihe following; places:
Simpson's Niwsland Rossland
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Thompson  Stationery Co.,       Nelson
H. A. Kins & Co  Greenwood
R. F. Petri* Grand Korks
John W. Graham k Co Spokane, Wash.
Cascade Drug Co  Cascade
Wm. Meadows   .   Cascade
If there is a blue mark in
this square, your subscription is due, and you are invited to remit.
The fact that the election to be
held in this province in June next,
will be conducted on Federal party
lines is becoming quite patent.
Partizans are gradually shuffling
themselves to their respective ranks
and lining up for the approaching
political contest.
While the press of the province,
almost as a unit, is arrayed against
Premier Martin, he i�� bravely
facing his opponents and holding
his ground. If he had anything
like an even standing with the
newspapers he would surely route
his enemies in short order, and undoubtedly have a formidable following. That he will from now on
grow in favor with the voters, there
are many reasons for believing. His
platform voices the progressive
spirit of the country and day, although some of its propositions may
he thought too sweeping by the
ultra conservative. He is, amid
all the adverse criticism, bearing
himself in a dignified and thoughtful manner, sometimes artfully
''playing to tne galleries," it is true,
but the ablest of political leaders
find it necessary to do so occasionally; thereby bringing strength to
a worthy cause.
Mr. Martin's political knowledge
has been acquired hy long experience, which, with hjs remarkbe energy and indomitable perseverence,
may yet win him laurels.
Of his efforts at Victoria on the
27th instant the press dispatch
says : Martin's public meeting tonight was quite a success from his
standpoint, the premier being well
received by seven or eight hundred
citizens who crowded the hall. He
appealed for support as the leader
of the Liberal party, declaring that
this is to be a contest  between  the
Liberals under him, and the Conservatives under Wilson.
He dealt at considerable length
with the deed of coals lands to the
Crow's Nest Pass company after
his ejection from the government
claiming that had his policy been
followed these lands could have
been made to pay the whole expenses of the government of the
province. Referring to the Colonist's
opposition, Martin alleged it was
inspired by the disappointment of
editor Lugrin at not having been
himself called in by the lieutenant-
With the masses, the Transvaal
war is becoming a secondary
matter. There have been no important events in the Held the past
week. Generals Roberts and Kitchener are still quietly manoeuvering
for position, settling their claws in
the act of getting ready to make
another jump at the enemy at
Pretoria and Mafeking. At this
writing Mafeking is said to he in a
deplorable condition, yet without
relief. The Union Jack waves over
Bloenifontein, the capital city of
the Free State, whose inhabitants
seem to, as a rule, submit kindly
and philosophically to British
authority, and are glad to be relieved of the hardships and dangers
of trying to bluff John Bull. While
there is undoubtedly some severe
fighting yet to be done, the Boers
are virtually whipped, but Oom
Paul is reluctant to admit it.
Advices from Cape Town say
rains are general throughout South
Africa, and rivers which have been
dry for years are being flooded,
Many camps are being transformed
into swamps. This will still more
militate against an immediate
British advance.
Sickness among the Boer prisoners on the transports is increasing.
Four deaths occured March 26th.
The bodies were buried by the British with the Transvaal flag on the
coffins, tbe leading Dutch of Simons-
town attending the funeral.
Typhoid fever alone claims one
hundred victims among the prisoners and the population of Simons-
town fear an epidemic.
Ont., with four cars of effects.
When the train on which these
homeeeekers arrived left the east
there were 45 cars of settlers and
their effects hound for the west.
Some disembarked in Manitoba,
and at other points along the main
line, the balance coming to Calgary
and leaving the train at way
stations nnjtheC. & E.���Edmonton
The Le Roi company has let a
contract for a new 700 horse power
li>ist for their main working shaft.
Fraser & Clmlners of Chicago and
London are the successful  bidders.
President Kruger will take command-in-chief of the Boer army,
which step is rendered necessary by
the death of General Joubert, the
hero of Majuha Hill.
Table of Distances From
(Distances (Inured on wagon roads.)
Bossburg  26
Marcus      83
Rossland 41
from this date I shall apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands   and Works for permission
to purchase the following described tract of land
Beginning at a post marked " S. E. Post," situated on the south shore of Texas Point, east
side of Christina lake, thence running north 40
chains, thence west to the shore of Christina
lake, and from thence following the shore of the
said lake to the point of commencement, and
containing 100 acres.
Dated this 17th day of February, 1900.
Sutherland creek.... 3
Baker creek 6
McRae oreek  8
Burnt Basin 16
Central camp 20
Fisherman creek.... 21
Summit camp 26
Seattle camp 23
Brown's camp 211
Volcanic Mt..     ....25
Pathfinder Mt 28
Knight's camp 33
Wellington cump ...24
Skylark camp 30
Providence camp.... 34
Deadwood camp 35
Smith's camp 35
Long Lake camp... .89
Copper camp 87
Graham camp ...   .45
Kimberly Camp 88
Halls Ferry  7
Rock Cut 10
Christina Lake      .2
Graham's Perry 8
Grand Forks 13
Columbia (Up.G F.) 14
Carson 19
Niagara.  21
Greenwood  31
Anaconda  82
Boundary Falls 36
Midway 39
Rock Creek 52
Camp McKinney....70
Okanagan Falls.... 112
Penticton 125
Nelson, Wash.    .19
Curlew, Wash 29
Toroda ck., Wash. ..41
Republic 60
Gladstone 18
Brooklyn 40
A special dispatch to the Greenwood Times states that for some
weeks past the title to the townsite
of Chesaw has been in a bad mess.
Recently L. L. Patrick, reprsenting
George B. Mechem and associates
of Montreal, staked out a claim on
ground said to belong to Mr. Evans.
The matters were brought before
the courts for adjustment, but
nothing was agreed upon. Sunday
evening the residence being built
upon the ground by Mr. Patrick
was blown up by dynamite. Now
the matter is again in court and
war rents are being procured at
Concunnally for the arrest of the
parlies connected with the dynamite
outrage.   Tbe end is not yet.
In a late letter from Dawson the
writer states that as soon as navigation opens there will be very few
people left in that town. Cape
Nome is attracting large numbers
and the others ate being driven out
hy the gradual acquirements by
companies of all the paying claims.
The population of Dawson is now
4,000.   A year ago it was 33,000.
The following new settlers arrived
last night to settle in the district:
J. B. Crawford, J. C. Crawford,
Howard Crawford. Robert Johnston
and J. Robinson, all from Grafton,
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.
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^lack's ftotel
Newly Opened.
Only the best of everything kept in the house.
&nbreto 'Rauine & 0>-> Proprietors.
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MarohSl, 1900
If You Wish
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J18 Cascade Record.
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on good paper with good type
and good ink.
Mining Notes Gleaned from Pheenlx Pioneer.
It is reported that the ore body
has been struck on the 70-foot level
of the City of Paris, in White's
< amp.
Drifting is now going on at the
100-foot level on the Norfolk in
Central camp, owned by tbe London and B. C. Gold Fields.
The freight and treatment rate
thus far charged by the C. P. R. on
Boundary ores to the Trail smelter
is said to lie $7 per ton.
The shaft on the St. Lawrence,
Deadwood en nip, is down 75 feet,
and will be continued to the 150-
foot level before drifting is begun.
Three carloads of Winnipeg ore,
recently shipped gave returns of
$18, $22, and $24 per ton respectively. Altogether nine cars have
been shipped from the property.
On the Eunset, in Deadwood camp
the new half of a 20-dri!l compressor, with the two 80-h. p. boilers are working in good shape.
From a large number of tests,
an average value of Golden Crown
ore is $35 per ton. A car daily,
from development only, is expected
to be shipped from the mine, as
soon as steel is laid to the ore
A strike of 18 feet of good ore is
reported from the Banner claim in
Franklin camp, at the head waters
of the north fork of the Kettle river.
The property was bonded last year
by Henry White, one of the old
timers in Phoenix and other
Boundary camps.
Superintendent Buck of the War
Eagle, who is also in charge of the
Red Rock and Bald Eagle, has re
ceived instructions to begin development work on the latter
properties as soon as they can be
gotten at to advantage. This will
probably be in a short time, as the
snow, even at that altitude, is fast
The annual meeting of the stiok-
holders of the Mountain View Copper company was held at Eholt
Monday night and the following
officers and directors were chosen:
President, P.Welch; vice-president,
and managing director, J. C. Stafford; secretary and treasurer, J. B.
Mcintosh; John Dorsey, V. Monnier, J. W.O 'Brien and G. A. Ren-
dell. It is expected that tinders
will be opened and a contract let
for development work on tbe
property in a few days.
Tbe Winnipeg mine, which
closed down a few weeks ago, as it
was given out thru, pending negotiations for consolidation with the
Golden Crown, will resume operations shortly, returns of from $18
to $24 per ton on the ore thus far
more than realized the expectations
of the stockholders. The Winnipeg, which has been continuously
worked for two years and a half up
to this time, is developed to the
300-foot level, and has about 2000
feet of work done thus far.
Christian sentiment is growing
in the United States. By a combined effort it has succeeded in
barring Roberts, whose religious
faith allows him several wives,outof
congress. The same sentiment per-
mitsgambling and bawdy houses to
exist throughout the country, so
so long as those institutions pay a
part of their earnings into the public treasury.
M!��i M
fislf anb Oysters,giue anb ftresseb Poultry
F. GRIBI, ngr.
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, Houldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made.
Correspondence Solicited.
A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skill
Will Prove.
Give Us a Trial.
Ul fcilAJ'
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March SI, IMS
Keep your eye on Cascade.
Mrs. C. H. Thomas returned
from an extended visit Jo Spokane
John Earle, of the Cascade sawmill, is shipping another carload of
lumber this week.
There is beginning to be considerable travel through Cascade to
the Similkameen country.
Work on the Cascade depot and
section house is about completed
and the boarding house car will
move out of the yards here about
We are informed the coachs of the
stage line between Cascade and
Bossburg will start out Monday,
and will be run regularly from that
date on all summer.
Peter Pugsley, formerly of Cascade but now of Kettle Falls,
Wash., was in town this week.
Also, Jack Woodruff, who passed
the winter in Spokane.
Prospectors are in and out of
Cascade quite numerously, and
from present indications this section of the country will be given a
pretty thorough going over this
Mr. Gerald Upton leaves to-night
for San Francisco. He will go by
way of Vancouver, Victoria and
Seattle. At the latter place he will
be met by a brother, with whom he
will visit a few days.
Mr. D. McLeod came over from
Nelson Thursday to look after some
of his business interests here. He
thought from appearance this community was improving and that it
had quite an air of activity.
Seventeen pupils are now in attendance at the Cascade school. All
the pupils vaccinated by Dr. Jakes
are better and are back at school.
Of the pupils vaccinated at the
school the vaccination was successful in every case except one, and
those successfully vaccinated have
received certificates.
Next Monday the hours for
opening and closing the schools of
British Columbia will as usual be
changed. According to the school
law of this province, all public
schools must lie opened at 9 a. in.
and closed at 3.30 p. m. from April
1st to Oct. 31st,. During the rest
of the year they are opened at
9.30 a. m. and closed at 3 p. m.
Next Monday the Cascade school
will, therefore, be opened at 9. a,
m. and closed at 3.30 p. m.
Work on the water way of the
Cascade Water Power and Light
company's great enterprise is progressing rapidly,and the vastnessof
the undertaking is beginning to be
more and more apparent to the
casual observer as the plans of the
engineer are developed. The development of the mineral resources
which is being prosecuted with so
much vigor gives assurance that
there will he a great demand for all
the light and power the company
will have at its disposal, giving the
investors profitable returns for their
enormous outlay.
Boundary Freight Rates Lowered.
Orders have been issued by the
Columbia & Western to cut all
rates between Rossland and the
various points in the Boundary.
The cut on general merchandise is
equivalent to about 40 per cent.
On produce a special rate is given
which gives a further reduction,
and generally amounts to another
25 per cent.
Freight rates to Grand Forks
were $4 per hundred and are now
$2.50. To Eholt the charge was
$4.50 and is reduced to $2.75; to
Greenwood the figure was $4.50
and that has been  reduced  to $3.
On market produce, butter, eggs,
etc., the special rate makes an
average cut of 25 per cent on the
rates as quoted above.
Tbe Nelson Miner  Says it  Is Poppycock.
The Victoria Colonist maintains
its right to freely criticise the Lieutenant-Governor, notwithstanding
he represents the Sovereign. It
will be a bad day for Canada when
the people's mouths are closed
against just criticism of the arbitrary acts of any of its rulers. But
it is well to understand that this
talk of a Lieutenant-Governor representing the Sovereign is all
poppy-cock. Mr. Mclnnis represents the Governor-in-Council at
Ottawa, and that alone. On Sir
Wilfred Laurier's recommendation
Lord Minto can send him about his
business any day. He no more
represents the majesty of our
gracious Queen than he does the
planet of Jupiter. He is the servant of the Ottawa Government,
appointed to represent it as Governor of one of the Provinces, and
has no more of the divinity that
hedges kings than has a goose.
London, March 29.���-Arrangements for the Queen's visit to
Dublin are nearing completion.
Two detachments of Life Guards
left London this evening to act as
royal escort, and the trials of the
royal trains have been completed
along the entire route. Mr. Gerald
Balfour, chief secretary of Ireland,
who is just recovering from a serious illness, will leave to-morrow
in order to welcome the Queen, who
will probably be accompanied by
Lord Lansdowne. the secretary of
state for war.
Calcutta, March 29.���The deaths
from the plague on Tuesday num-
217, and the new cases reported,
157. The total number of cases is
The British Military authorities
have discovered in a Free State
government chest realizable securities worth $500,000.
Lord Roberts refuses to shave
his lower jaw, in conformity with
an army regulation. He says he
does not tight with hiB chin.
Kruger's generosity surpasses
that of Artemus Ward, who was
willing to sacrifice all of his wife's
relations to save the union of
states. Kruger has two hundred
relatives who will have to submit
to slaughter before he will surrender.
An Ontario editor believes it
would be more profitable to our
g 'vernment to bonus native-born
babies instead of foreign immigrants.
Watchmaker, Jeweller and Optician.
Eyes Scientifically Tested
Free of Charge	
America's Great Transcontinental Line
and World's Pictorial Route.
The Direct Boute
From Kootenay Country
Kettle River and Boundary
Creek Districts to all points
East and West
First-class Sleepers on all trains
from Revelstoke and Kootenay
St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Same
ears pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
Direct Connection via Robson to and Irom all
Leave CASCADK Arrive
10.84 Daily ex. Sun. 13.81
For rates and full Information address nearest local a|(eut or,
Dominion Hall Block,
F. E. Tbbo, Agt,, Cascade, B. C.
W.F. Anderson,      E.J.Coyle,
Columbia, B.c.!Trav- PaoB.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.     Vancouver.B.C.
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KMBPoaaaa uumumx/
Second Avenue, Cascade City, B. C.
C. H. THOMAS, Proprietor.
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this
part of the district. Headquarters for Cascade and Bossberg Stage Line; also for
Contractors, Mining Men and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection. March 81, 1900
The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of East 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 Christina
Lake, the Great Pleasure Resort.   For further information, price of lots, etc., address,
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B.C.      Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Com. C. P. R., Winnipeg, Man
mm 8
Ernest Bunting lias returned
from Greenwood an*' resumed his
former position in the English store
Mr. George Barber won the lady's
gold watch raffled at the Cosmopolitan hotel last Saturday night, No.
43 took it,
The Dominion Supply Co. laid in
a large supply of fine potatoes this
week. Also a large invoice of
canned goods, fruit, eggs, etc.
Postmaster Cameron was recently exhibiting some very fine ore
specimens from the Buckingham
mine located near Gladstone.
The Bossburg Journal is among
the best country weeklies on our
X table. It deserves well, not only
of the citizens of its home town, but
of those of the entire county in
which it is published.
The passenger running time on
the Columbia & Western railway
between Robson and Greenwood
has been changed. The train from
Robson is now due at Cascade at
1.21, and from Greenwood at 4.34,
Mr. Stanley Mayall returned
Monday from a business trip to the
coast, having been absent about
ten days. While away he visited
Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle,
and several prominent intermediate
Mr. D. D. Ferguson was on
Shamrock mountain Tuesday,
visiting his mining property there,
the Fannie Helen claim, which adjoins the Elmore. Mr. Ferguson
also has two claims on McRae
creek adjoining the Chamberlain
Superintendent Troup, Trainmaster J. L. Lawrence, and Road-
master A. L, Johnston, of the
Columbia & Western, were in the
Boundary country last week. As
soon as the repairs to the main
line made necessary by effects of
spring weather, are attended to,
the contemplated spurs to various
mining camps in the vicinity of
Phoenix and Greenwood will be
We clip the following two items
referring to Mr. Joseph McCoy from
last week's issue of the Vernon
News: Rev. Mr. McCoy, late of
Cascade City, will again next Sunday occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian church, where lie has
preached with much acceptance
during the past two Sabbaths.
The Rev. Mr. McCoy will conduct divine service in the school
house at Okanogan Landing, on
Sunday next, at 3 p. M.
VV\�� ARE Headquarters
W*        for	
Maroh 31, IMS
AIM is to carry the
Best of Everything.
Our fVahe HAS GR0WN
\JM U1 U0C to such proportions that we buy in large quantities, and can make the Hotel Keeper, Mine Owner or Prespector every
inducement to trade with us. If
you should need
Blacksmith's Coal
Bi"kor stumping Powder
Caps or Fuse
In largeorswall lots, give us a call.
HAY and GRAIN constantly on band
The Wm. Hamilton
Plans Drawn and i Estimates
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
The B. C. Mine in Summit camp
shipped 100 tons of ore last week,
making a total of 1900 tons. -~A\
Minnie, the 11-year-old daughter
(pf General Botha of the Boer army
is a pupil in a school in Highgate,
Up to last Sunday the total British losses, exclusive of the invalids
sent home, are 16,418 killed, wounded and missing.
Railway discussion in the city
papers conveys the idea that the
Canadian Pacific may take a hand
in railway matters on Cuhan territory.
The Liberal-Conservative convention held in Nelson last week
resolved in favor of "party lines,"
and endorsed Charles Wilson as
their leader.
An intellectual scintillation from
an Eastern paper: "It takes more
than one swallow to make a summer, hut one Martin can make it
very warm for British Columbia."
In Alberta the C. P. It. is helping
the settlers along its line hy distributing free pure-bred boars, bulls
and rams. To the settler it is a
great present help, and in due time
the road will reap its reward in
Immigration from the east is the
main hope of British Columbia for
increase of population. The Canadian Pacific, in this relation is
greatly favoring the province. It
has steadily refused to go into a
combination with other roads to
raise the rates overland materially.
The C. P. R. most generally refuses
to enter into combines with freeze-
out games common down in the
Yankee   horse-swopping   country.
United States immigration statistics just issued show that among
other nationalities, Italy furnished,
during the last quarter of 1899, a
large per cent of immigrants. The
figures given are : Of Italians, 18,-
148, or 24.2 per cent, landed during
the quarter. The Hebrews numbered 10,615; Poles, 6,641; Slavs,
6,226; Germans, 6,118; Scandinavians, 4,536; northern Italians, 4,-
140, and Irish, 3,741. From indications on development work Italian immigrants are finding their
way into Southern British Columbia in large numbers, where their
presence renders it next to an impossibility for a native born laborer
to find employment under conditions that enable him to support a
family, while the tariff regulations,
aimed at everything but cheap labor, raises the prices of the common necessities of life. Are such
conditions good for the country ?


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