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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
No. 4.
Many Promising Claims Being Vigor*
ously Worked.
Rich Ore In Cannonball���Mystery Employing
a Force of Six Men���Ennlgmore, John
Bull and Others Pushing Work.
From present indications the predictions made a year or so ago regarding the mining properties
around Christina lake are about to
be realized. Many have claimed
the surface indications from the
boundary line through to the
Burnt Basin were of the most
promising character. Two years
ago in company with a mining man
of vast experience we visited the
Elmore on Shamrock mountain,
then a mere prospect; also the
Lalla Rook and other claims on
Castle mountain. This mining
man said: ''You have a wonderful
country: if there are not mineB
here   there   is   nothing    in   'iron
Recent discoveries of the
Elmore show the correctness of his
conclusions. Surface crosscuts
have been made in several places
and shipping ore discovered at
every opening.
On the Cannonball, rich ore, in
which is a large percentage of galena, is encountered the full depth
of the 90-foot shaft. Hoisting
machinery is now enroute for the
property, a wagon road is being
made, and work will be continued
all winter. On the Victoria a good
deal of surface work has been done,
the large vein being exposed by
several hundred feet. A controling
interest in this property was recently secured by Spokane parties, and
it is rumored that a deal is now on
for the entire claim for a figure upward of a $100,000. On McRae
creek, in the Burnt Basin and near
Gladstone are several properties on
which work has been done for
several months and will be continued all winter, among the more
prominent of which may be named
the Mystery, Mother Lode, Ennismore, Manitan, Jennie Lind, Unexpected and John Bull.
On the Mystery a force of six men
has been employed for the past
eight months running three tunnels; tunnel three is now 100 feet
in length, giving a perpendicular
depth of 120 feet. The vein was
recently encountered and the full
face of the tunnel is now in ore
with average values of $12 to $20
per ton.
The Mother Lode has a shaft 90
feet deep. Work on this property
has just been resumed and will continue indefinitely. It showed rich
in free gold from the surface, but
ae depth is attained the ore becomes
more base, hut still retains its
The Ennismore is an extension
of the Mother Lode and promises
to even excel it in richness.
The John Bull claim  is located
on tbe east side of McRae creek
about one mile from Gladstone.
This is now owned by a stock company; work has been steadily going
on with two shifts all summer and
still continues. Although they
have been in ore all the way it has
not been expected the main ore
body would be encountered until
about 200 feet of tunneling was
done; they have now reached 170
feet and are encountering richer
and larger bodies of ore and everything indicates that the main body,
for which they have so diligently
been  drifting   is   almost in sight.
The Manitan and Jennie Lind
are owned by Richard Cooper, of
Rossland, and are reported to have
pot shipping ore at a depth of ten
feet. Work on these claims will begin in a few days.
The Unexpected is owned by
Jackson Bros, and Mike Schick
who have advertised for bids to
sink a  shaft on   these  properties.
On Norway mountain, about
three miles irom Gladstone, work
is progressing on the Cascade and
the Griswold claims. On the
Griswold claim a shaft of 80 feet
has been sunk, all in ore carrying
free gold.
These are but few of the many,
but for fear of making this article
too long will leave others for future
mention. It is safe to say however,
that the Christina Lake district is
soon to be placed in the front rank,
and will add additional glory to
British  Columbia's mining  fame.
Promising Burnt Basin Property Which WiU
Be Developed.
The ownerB of the unexpected in
the Burnt Basin are planning to
commence development at once and
will let a contract for sinking 50
feet on the property.
The Unexpected lies just beside
the famous Mother Lode, and is believed to have the same vein as that
well-known property. Thus far
only a little surface work has been
done, but a promising ledge has
been exposed. Now the owners
mean to drive down 50 feet to find
what depth will show. The Unexpected lies 1500 feet above the
Columbia & Western railway, and
the ore can be dumped right into
the trains by means of a simple
gravity tram.
J. D. McDonald, superintendent
of the West Kootenay Power &
Light company, J. S. C. Fraser, of
the Bank of Montreal, Mike Shick
and the Jackson brothers are the
owners of the property. They are
now floating the Unexpected company. It will have a capital of
1,250,000 5-cent shares, of which
500,000 will go into the treasury.
The first block of stock will go on
the market at three cents. The
district, although a new one, is a
promising section, and the Unexpected people are among the first
to place a Burnt Basin property upon the market in tangible shape.���
Rossland Record.
Coal is selling at Cape Nome for
$125 per ton, and other fuel in proportion.   	
Lady Minto, who had been in
England for peveral weeks, returned to Ottawa Tuesday.
Smelter and Railway Projects Galore.
Smelter propositions are mooted
for Moyie City and Kettle Falls.
While in Nelson recently, Mayor
Man ley, of Grand Forks, said to a
Tribune reporter:
"We expect to smelt the Republic
ores on this side of the line. I am
interested with a company who
will ask the next parliament to
grant a charter for a railroad which
will secure this desideratum. If
this franchise is secured, and I
have no doubt that it will be, we
will at once take steps to build a
railroad from a point where the
Kettle river crosses the boundary
near Cascade, thence to Grand
Forks, thence to a point on the
boundary at Carson. We are now
operating in conjunction with another company that will construct
the lines on the other side, connecting one terminus of our line, namely that near Cascade, with Spokane,
and the Carson terminus with Republic. To secure a franchise between these boundary lines has been
the undoing of other promoters,
but I think this difficulty has been
practically overcome."
On Saturday last Mrs. D.J. Darraugh entertained at afternoon tea,
in honor of Mrs. Wilson, who left
for her eastern home on Tuesday. On
Monday, Mrs. Wilson entertained
at the home of Mr. D. D. Ferguson.
On Wednesday the Ujtlander
club met with Mrs. Monnier, and
was entertained in a most hospitable manner. The members of the
club represent six nations, and it
is proposed that silk sofa pillows
be made from flags of each nation,
surrounding a Dutch flag, upon
which is to be embroidered the name
of the club   "Uitlander."
The Ladies' Aid society met with
Mrs. Paul Rochussen on Thursday,
where a pleasant afternoon was
passed. In addition to the usual
routine of business, an impromptu
musicale was presented. The next
meeting of the society will be held
at Mrs. Geo. K. Stocker's, December
On Thanksgiving (American)day
a number of our citizens, feeling in
a thankful mood, and not being content that our neighbors across the
line should have all the "good
things going," celebrated by gathering around the festive board and
partaking of the "good things of
the soil."
Rev. Mr. McCoy, Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. McLeod, and D. D. Ferguson
were entertained at Thanksgiving
dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
G. K. Stocker.
Sidney, the younger Bon of Mrs.
Anderson, narrowly escaped serious
injury on Tuesday last, falling
from the top of the stairs in the
rear of their dwelling about ten
feet upon a pile of wood. Although
considerably bruised about the face
and head, fortunately no bones
were broken nor serious injury sustained.
The family of Mr. Jack Stewart
has removed to Spokane for the
Officer Darraugh was attending
to business in his official capacity,
at Columbia this week.
Mr. Aulay Morrison, M. P , New
Westminster, has been making a
tour of the Boundary country, the
past week or two.
The past fall season has been a
remarkable one as relates to climatic conditions, not only here in
Cascade put all over the northwest.
In eight weeks the bright rays of
the sun have not been able to pierce
the dense clouds for more thnn 30
hours in all that time. Tuesday
the clouds were so low down that
some of, our taller citizens could
stick their heads above them and
see the sun shine. The continuous
cold wet weather has made the
wagon roads almost impassible, and
many supplies, in consequence, had
run short with most of our merchants.
While he is making no great
blow about it, C. H. Thomas,of the
Cascade hotel, has been developing
a claim in Deep creek, not far from
here. The claim is knnwni as the
Emma, and the showing so far is
most encouraging. Next week, if
agreeable to Mr. Thomas, we will
go more into the details of this
promising prospect.
E. C. Smith, of the Grand Forks
Gazette, appears to be having a
"parrot and monkey" time with
his employees. One of them sued
him for wages and four ex-compositors of the Gazette have amalgamated their grievances and energies and issued a morning paper
called "The Daily Union," the first
issue of which came to hand yesterday. It is small; but, oh, my !
how it goes for the proprietor of
the Gazette I But withal, a newsy
little sheet.
Johnny Burns, who has been on
the express run on the N. & S. for
nearly four years, has been given
tbe Boundary, run from Robson to
Greenwood. Johnny can make him
self at home under any circumstances, and his friends wish him
all the luck imaginable in his new
Two men arrived in Gladstone
last night under engagement to begin work on a mining property located in Canyon creek, near Gladstone, and owned by A. Belgrove of
that place.
It is published that a special
train, bearing C. P. R. officials and
about 150 invited guests, consisting
of prominent citizens of Victoria,
Vancouver, Nelson, Rossland and
other localities, will pass up the
line to Grand Forks, Greenwood
and Phoenix next Wednesday or
Thursday. These towns, it is said,
are making elaborate preparations
to entertain the distinguished visitors in royal style. The visit is
made for the purpose of making a
personal inspection of this wonderful and far-famed Boundary country. THE CASCADE RECORD
December 2,1809
Important Case to Determine Timber Rights
of Mineral Claim Owners.
The case before Judge Spinks at
Greenwood recently to determine
rightful ownership of timber on
mineral claims is of great importance, and will probably go to
the Supreme court for final settlement. It was an action brought
against Lewis Fisher, of the Phoenix sawmill, claiming damages for
timber cut and taken from the
Wheeling mineral claim. The case
wns adjourned, the lawyers being
given one month to put in a stated
case. The claim-owners of the
district have combined to fight the
lumber combine.
Greenwood's   Electric   Light and Tramway
Project Eudorsed.
On the 22nd instant voting took
place in the city of Greenwood on
the electric light and tramway bylaws. Both were carried by practically a unanimous vote. The
electric light is a ten years' franchise to be installed in 90 days.
The tramway vote guarentees 5
per cent on $100,000 for 20 years.
The tramway to Phoenix is to be
completed in one year. Both undertakings are to be worked by a
company of local capitalists, with
Duncan Mcintosh of the Winnipeg
mine, and George Collins of the
Brandon & Golden Crown mine at
its head.
Cascade Pnbllc School Report.
The following marks, obtained
during November, show the relative
standing of the pupils of the Cascade school for that month:
Third Class: Jessie McRae, 717;
Ralph Wolverton, 688; Jessie
Hyde, 680; Robert Thompson, 666.
Senior Second Class: William
Walling, 524; Ava Black, 486; Herbert Greer, 485.
Junior Second Class: A. W.
Scott, 507; Edwin Greer, 483; Duncan McRae, 452; Andrew Thompson, 405.
Senior Division, Second Primer:
Jesse Baulne, 398; Joseph Baulne,
396; John McRae, 338.
Junior Division, Second Primer:
Wilber Greer, 407; Mary Thompson, 370; William Thompson, 370.
First Primer: Phoebe Baulne,
112; John Thompson, 107.
Cascade's Steady and Substantial Growth.
Some people have erroneously
got the idea into their heads that
Cascade is going backwards. This
is a mistake, to prove which is not
difficult. During tbe past few
montliB Cascade has built a nice
little church and a pretty, commodious f-chool house. A splendid
large residence has been erected on
the plateau near the river in the
northwest part of town. The work
on the foundation for an electric
plant of great magnitude is going
forward. Work is steadily progressing on the big dam. Mr. S.
Mayall and Mr. T. F. Canden have
beth built fine residences, the town
site people have erected five cottages,
additions have been made to several
buildings already standing, including the English store and Montana
hotel. In fact, no other town of no
more pretentions than our's can
show a much more steady and substantial growth.
The Record is opening up a constantly improving paystreak of
Fine job Printing. You are cordially invited to assay it.
In and Around Cascade.
The new Presbyterian church
will be dedicated to-morrow. Let
us all attend these services.
In the absence of both coal-oil
and the moon, the nights were exceedingly "noir" most of this
If it had been snowing instead of
raining the past eight weeks, we
would now be traveling around on
snowshoes between 20 and 30 feet
above the ground, if we kept on
The saw-logs which broke the
North Fork sawmill boom and
went on a rampage down the river
Sunday week, were corraled in the
B. C. boom at Gilpin's ranch, which
company has secured a contract to
saw the logs, which, it is thought,
will yield nearly 1,000,000 feet of
sawed lumber.
On Tuesday afternoon some of
our citizens thought the town was
being invaded by the Boers. Others
guessed that a fragment of Cnxey's
army had struck it. Upon investigation the blanketed travelers
proved to be a lot of discharged
graders on their way from Eholt to
Spokane, ay tank.
Grand Forks is indeavoring to
coax Columbia to bury the hatchet
and join hands with her in the
future in all good works for mutual benefit, but Columbia curls her
pretty lip in scornful protest���that
is to say, taking tbe views of the
Grand Forks Miner and the Columbia Review as representative of
public sentiment in their respective
During the latter part of last
week and this, many of our citizens
were compelled to resort to the old
time tallow-dip, a result of a coal
oil famine. In Rossland rnd Nelson, however, they are, or were,
short in the supply of hoth coal
and wood. Fortunately, the
Record office had a supply ofoil on
hand���enough for itself and some
others who had to have it.
The Grand Forks Miner appeared last week in a new, neat and attractive 8-page form, and barring
the fact that its pressman is too
sparing of ink, it may be truthfully
said the Miner is now one of, if not
the handsomest, and most newcy
paper printed in the Boundary
country. In the issue referred to
it indulges in a moderate scold
directed to its contemporaries. It
charges them with purloining matter from its news columns. It.
that issue we notice a half dozen or
more news items taken almost verbatim from the Record without
credit about which we make no
complaint. We are glad to know
that what we print is considered
good news by our contemporaries a
whole week after its first appearance.
Not Quite Right Yet.
The changing of the Canadian
mails from the stages to the railway was a good move for our citizens; but Including theU. S. mails
in that change, was detrimental to
us, for it has delayed those mails
18 hours or more. If the postal
authorities will send the latter mail
in by the Bossburg stage, which
would cost but a trifle extra, our
people with one accord will rise up
and call them blessed.
flontana Hotel
C. H. MAY, Proprietor.
For the Thirsty and Weary Traveller no More Satisfactory
House can be found in the entire Boundary country. At our
Bar you Will Find the Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. . . .
Dining Room first class in every particular, and supplied
with the best in the market.
First Avenue,
��iquors, ^t)incs anb (j��aT8g-
A specialty made of Imported Goods.  Glassware and bar
Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
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We print in all styles and colors.
B. C. Livery Stable
Good Saddle Horses for Hire. Teaming
on the Shortest Notice. Good Turnouts
Ready at all hours to go to any part of
the Boundary country.  Careful drivers.
J. A. BERTOIS, Prop.
Stables on Second Avenue,      -
Cor. of Main Street and First
Avenue [centre of town] ...
European Plan.     CASCADE, B. C.
\&ir* Always Open. <^��>rgr
The Most
Popular Hotel
in the Entire
Favorite Stopping Place for
Mining Men
Stocked Bar
in connection
Situated at the new town of Gladstone, near the Burnt
Basin Mining Region and only IS miles from Cascade; 10
miles from Christina Lake. One of the nest hotel buildings between Cascade and Brooklyn. Good Livery Stable
in connection.
ALBERT W. J. BELGROVE, Prop. December 2,1899
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f*i����T AVC NOPTM
Tirst, Ave. South  I
Cascade City
South |
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vlVfa.fSi.ANeM Line _
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 rail-road 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. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
December 2,1899
Published on Saturdays at- Cascade, It. 0., by
W. Beach Willcox.
H. S. TlTHNKR Ktfltor.
PerYcar    *2.00
Six Month*     1.26
To Foreign Countries     2.h0
Advertising Hates Furnished on Application.
Tue Record Is on sale at the following places:
Simpson's Newstand  Kossland
Linton Bros Uossland
Thorn psnn  Stationery Co , Nelson
H. A. King k Co  Greenwood
B. F. Petrie Grand Forks
John W. Graham & Co Spokane, Wash.
Cascade Drug Co Cascade
Win. Meadows    Cascade
If there is a blue mark in ������������������
this square, your subscrip-i ���
tion is due, and you are in- X 1
vited to remit. ������������������
The impassable condition of the
wagon roads, together with the
mavelous increase of business and
rapid development of the Boundary
country, has caused the C. P. R.
to be simply overwhelmed with
shipping ordern, only a small portion of which are attended to with
any degree of promptness or reliability. This state uf affairs has
almost paralyzed every branch of
business in this part of the Boundary. It dose seem as if an institution of such magnitude and wealth
as the great Canadian Pacific Railway company, whose power enables
it to control the government to the
extent of barring competion, would
evolve some method of handling
the traffic forced upon it. The
president of the road is looked upon as one of the greatest living railway managers, but the condition
of the freighting matters on this
portion of the road does not substantiated claim, and he must get
a livelier move on to hold or retrieve
his reputation with our business
There can be no possible excuse
for Buch delays and bungling of
orders. The first impressions made
by the company in this country
will bring it no bouquets or en.
cores, if it does not mend its ways
It cannot be possible that the G.
P. R. authorities are aware of the
manner in which its freight business is being conducted on the
Columbia & Western branch, or it
would not be so. Goods shipped
east go west, and those shipped
west go east; perhaps, travel back
and forth on the line for weeks,
fitting about so that neither consignee nor consignor can get track
of them.
For instance : There was a car
on the siding here this week that
came in from Robson containing
freight for Trail, Rossland, the
Tunnel, and nearly every station
west of here. Why, in the name
of common sense, was Trail, Rossland and Tunnel freight down
here ?   Since the grades are heavy,
coal costs money, employes must
be paid for their time, and the
company is short of rolling stock,
why is so much money wasted in
unnecessary hauling ? On the surface it would appear that the company is guilty of the charge of being penny-wise and pound-foolish,
in not providing itself with sufficient help to load the freight and
handle the cars properly.
Merchants and other business
men along the line are paying
heavy rents and clerk hire, and
their customers are demanding supplies which are cooped up in estray
carB the whereabouts of which none
can figure out nor divine.
While the agent here is not in
the least to blame, it seems impossible to even get anything over the
road between here and Grand
Porks or Greenwood inside of two
weeks. This is not as it should be.
But when will the chaotic condition
come to an end ?
We have not written the foregoing because we delight in criticism,
nor with malice aforethought, but
for the reasons that the merchants
are paying altogether too much for
the kind of service they are receiving; and further, because we do not
believe the superior officials of the
company would permit the continuance of such a wretched apology for
value received were they fully aware
of its reprehensible character.
The C. P. R. has always treated
the Record with generous respect,
and we trust its legitimate cervices
to the company have been duly appreciated. We only refer to theee
freight matters in the best interests
of all concerned.
The output of coal from the
Transvaal is placed at 1,250,000
tons annually Some of the seams
are said to be 70 feet thick.
The election in Manitoba will
take place next Thursday. The
campaign has been a fierce one.
The result will have an important
bearing on the Dominion elections
to follow.
The statement carried by many
of our exchanges and the Record
last week to the effect that the
strike in the Slocan country had
been terminated, it seems from
later information, was premature.
With General Kitchener running
down the Kafirs in the Soudan,
General Buller mowing off the
heads of the Boers in the Transvaal,
General Otis scooping in the Fili
pinos and giving Aguinaldo a hot
chase in the Philippines, Hone.
John Hugh McDonald and Green-
way throwing mud patties at each
other in Manitoba and your humble
servant running the Cascade Record, the world is furnished with
very interesting entertainments at
The Canadian contingent arrived at Capetown Nov. 29.
An addition, 17x70 feet, is being
erected on east side of B. C. stables.
This is the first clear, sunny day
in two months.   Jack Frost did it.
The west-bound passenger was
five hours late yesterday. Caiiee,
land slide the other side of tunnel.
Church Service
Divine service will be conducted by ltev. Joseph
McCoy, M. A. tomorrow (Sunday) at II a.m, and
8:0(1 p.m., Standard Time, In the school house,
Sabbath school at 2:80 p.m. in the same place.
All are cordially Invited to attend.
Boundary Creek License District.
Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned
persons have made application under the provisions of the "Liquor License Act, 1899," for hotel
licenses at the places set opposite their respective
E. Dahl Summit
Wm. Forrest Gladstone
Frank Asprey    McUaeCrek
C. H. May  Cascade City
C.H.Thomas Cascade City
C. Johnson Cascade City
Ira Black Cascade City
G.Devon     Cascade City
A meeting of the Board of License Commissioners of the Boundary Creek District will be
held to consider such applications at the Provincial Police Office,Cascade, on Friday.the 15th day
of December, 1899, st 10 a. m. of said day.
D. J. Da itRAugh,
Chief License Inspector
Bonndary Creek District.
application will be made to the Parliament
of Canada at the next session thereof, for an
act to incorporate a company to construct and
maintain a railway from a point on the International Bonndary Line near Cascade, British
Columbia, thence in a westerly direction following the valley of the Kettle river to a point on the
Boundary Line at or near Carson, with a branch
from a point at or near Grand Forks to a point 50
miles up the North Fork of the Kettle river.follow-
lng the valley of the same river.also with a branch
from a point at or near Grand Forks, proceeding
in a southwesterly direction by way of Greenwood
to a point on the International Boundary Line at
or near Midway, with power to the company to
construct, operate and maintain telegraph and
telephone lines, as well for commercial purposes
as'(or the business of the company and for all
other necessary and usual powers.
Dated this 2nd day of December, 1899.
For himself and the other applicants. 12
Certificates of improvements.
John Bull and Marinette Mineral Claims, situate
in the Grand Forks Mining Division of Oso-
voos Division of Vale District.
Where located'���On the east side of McRae
Creek, near Gladstone townsite. B. C.
Take notice that I, R. K, Young, acting as
agent for the John Bull Mines, limited, F. M. C,
No. BI2845, Free Miner's Certificate No. 1113446,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants
of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of suoh Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 27th day of November, A. D., 1899.
R. K. Young, P. L. S.
Young & Burnet. Rossland, I!. C,
Latest Arrivals at
Winter Gloves and Mitts
Socks and Slippers
Rubber Boots and Overshoes for men
Fine Shoes,Rubbers,Winter
Boots, Gloves and Mitts
for ladies
Another Car of Flour,
Potatoes,Canned Vegetables
Dried Fruits,
Stoves, etc,
All procured at carload rates,
will arrive before this notice
Main Street and First and Second Aves.,
Branchas at McRae Landing,
Gladstone, and Eagle City,
on North Forks.
NEW MAP . . .
Christina Lake
Mining Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Compiled  by JOHN A.  CORYELL, P. L. S.
This map contains the latest locations on Shamrock and Castle Mountains, on Baker, Sutherland and McRae Creeks, and in the Burnt Basin.
For sale by
Cascade, B. C.
At the
Cascade Drug Co.
Yon can get anything and everything you may need in the line of
Wall Paper,
Paints, Etc.
QTPT TJV DPr\'Q of--an Francisco,
D��jJ_lJ3 I DriiKJ O California, Amy-
e,s and Mining Experts. To the Mining Public
of the Pacific Northwest: We beg to advise yon
that we have opened a branch of our business at
No. 205'4 Washington St., Portland, Oregon, to
accommodate our numerous clients In the Northwest. As onr name for prompt and reliable work
in the past is known in every mining camp west
of the Rockies, it will guarantee onr future success. Onr certificates are Invariably accepted by
banks and mining corporations as final. Numerous Investors waiting for sound mining property.
We are now ready for work. Send In your samples with letter of Instructions and charges, and
we will give yon prompt returns. Our charges
are~Goid and silver, $1.50 Gold, Cop|��r and Silver, 13.00. Coal, Soil and other minerals, fft.00
each. pf Check assays a specialty. SELBY
BROTHERS, Assayers and Mining Experts, No.
205'i Washington St., Portland, Oregon. Hand
Power Stamp Mills for sale���*B0 complete,
Cor Powell Street VANCOUVER, B. C.
and Hawks Av.,
rrtHE only place In British Columbia where the
genuine Keeley Treatment can be obtained
Fine building, good board, pleasant and
healthful surroundings, and the arrangements
admit of the strictest privacy for patients, either
ladies or gentlemen. The Keeley Treatment affords the only safe and sure cure for the liquor,
opium, morphine, cocoaine, chloral, and other
drugs, and also for tobacco poisoning. Parties
Interested are invited to call at the institute anil
Investigate for themselves. All correspondence
C. H. Nixon, Mgr.
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Clothing. Boot?, Shoes, Etc.,
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December 2,1809
If You Wish
To keep thoroughly posted on the fast
moving events in the growing Boundary and Christina Lake sctions, there is
only one way to accomplish it, viz:
Just get in line, follow the
crowd and subscribe to..
2! Cascade Record.
It costs only Two Dollars to get
in out of the wet, and receive 52
copies of the Record. Printed
on good paper with good type
and good ink.
J. M. Eltiner has heen at Waterloo recently inspecting the Maud S
group for some New York parties
who expect to take up large interests in the property.
Superintendent J. H. Fox, of
the Golden Eagle, north fork of the
Kettle river, reports that another
rich hody of ore in a drift from the
winze at a depth of 130 feet was
encountered this week. Several
assays gave value exceeding $55
per ton.
Assays from the Last Mine in
Summit camp are very satisfactory.
The latest gave $23.15 in gold, $1.-
51 in silver and $12.54 in copper at
10c. This total of $37.20 was oh-
tained from a general sampling of
a four-foot vein, taken at the hottom
of   a   surface   trench.
Sinking in the winze on the Phil
Sheridan, of the Earthquake group
on the north fork of Kettle river, is
heing continued with two shafts,
and the workings are all in ore.
Superintendent Evans claims he
has the same ledge as the Golden
Eagle, in rich adjourning property.
Metal-hearing veins often occur
at the contact of a dyke and a sedimentary rock, as porphyry a nil
limestone. In some instances the
ore occurs wholly within the limestone, as a replacement of the original mineral, and in other cates
the mineral is wholly confined to
the dyke. In either case it would
he termed a contact vein. Most of
the veins of the Salt Spring Valley
district, in Calaveras county, Cal.,
are in form of massive qu artz replacing a dyke rock of the diahase
The Ymir Gold Mines during
last month milled 1,550 tons of
ore, producing 1100 ounces of bullion and 97 tons of concentrates.
Ninety-seven tons of concentrates
and 56 tons of smelting ore was
shipped, making the total receipts
for the month $22,062, against
which are expenses amounting to
$5,041. A very satisfactory showing for any mine. The Ymir is
situated near Ymir, B. C, and is
one of the most prominent gold
producers of that, section.
The idea that small stringers of
oro will lead to large hodies of mineral is not always sustained hy the
development of the stringers, though
such condition is not uncommonly
found to ohtain. The Bimetallic
shaft near Phillipsburg, Mont., was
sunk in a marshy spot in the
granite. At this place there were
a  number   of   small   iron-stained
seams, and recognized as an extension of the Granite Mountain
vein. At a depth of 65 feet a rich
vein of ore opened several feet wide
and this chute produced millions
of dollars.
Great things are said of the Sunset mine. Tlie enormous extent of
the ledge, and the apparent im
provenient and continuity of the
ore with depth, augur well. Apart
from the early establishing of a
matting plant, there is a project
for a railway tunnel a mile and a
half long to tap the vast copper deposits at a depth of 2,000 feet. A
series of assays made from the
mineral at the bottom of the shaft,
gave an average of 56.56 in all
values. The ledge is said to be at
least 800 feet wide and 1,500 feet
long. The officers of the Sunset
company include Mr. Brown, Dr.
G. W. Averill, J. S. M. Morrison,
Alex Miller, manager of the Merchants Bank of Halifax, Grand
Forks, and Smith Curtis of Rossland.
Important development work is
about to be commenced on the Mar-
rimac group which adjoins the
Mountain Linn on the west in Re
public camp, a contract having
been let for sinking a 100-f<>ot shaft
on the Lee Fraction, one of the
claims of the group. A. E. Palmer, who represents the Canadian
owners of the Mountain Lion, and
who with his associates owns a controlling interest in the Marrimac,
lately visited the property, and
after carefully investigating the
Mountain Lion lead concluded that
it turned to the west aud ran
through the Marrimac Consolidated properties, and the result
seems to be that Mr. Palmer
and his associates have taken up
another 130,000 shares of the stock
in the latter company, paying
something over $10,000 for the
same, and has now proceded to
let a contract for a 200-foot shaft
which is to be sunk at a point
thought to be about midway between the two Mountain Lion
Gambling In Greenwood Prohibited.
Wednesday last the new order
instructing the license commissioner? to stop gambling in Greenwood
went into effect. Twenty-eight
professional gamblers were summoned to appear. Ten were on
hand and fined $50 apiece. The
others will he prosecuted. It is
not the intention to draw the lines
too tightly against miners, but
professionals will not have an opportunity to carry on the games as
We print in all style and colors-
.... C. H. Thomas, Prop. ...
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this part of tht
district. Headquarters for Contractors, Mining Men
and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
J^   Second Avenue,
Cascade City, British Columbia.
#ossburg-Colunibia ��tage ��ine>
Runs daily from Grand Forks to Bossburg aud return, meet
trains both ways ou the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway. Careful and experienced drivers, safe and comfortable vehicles, good stock and good time. Carrying
Her Majesty's and American mails.
fisl; anb Oysters, ��i��e anb ])resseb Poultry
F. GRIBI, r\gr.
Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY.
Smoke Good Cigars!
Royal Seal,
Manuel Garcia,
and other choice brands.
Tobaccos, and
Smokers'  articles.
Meadow's Fruit Store,
Curtis & ^orrison,
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Grand Fork9, B.C.
Watchmaker, Jeweller and Optician.
Eyes Scientifically Tested
Free of Charge	
Dominion Hall Block,     -     COLUMBIA, B.C
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between the undersigned, doing business under the firm name of Nelson,
Olson k Bergman, as hotel keepers, at Cascade,
B. C, is hereby dissolved by mutual consent.
Signed,     J   UNO OLSON,
Dated at Cascade, I). C,
November 3,1899.        - 4 6
December 2,1890
T ^TjT^^^TJbTSb^ |t|t I rtr^H^Tl^^bTJb^^
Kruger issues his ultimatum.
Troops from India arrive at Ladysmith.
Laing's Neck occupied hy Boers.
Orange Free State troops enter Natal.
War formally declared hy the Transvaal.
Gen. Heoch with Boer force occupies Bothas Pass.
Capt. Nesbitt'j armored train captured hy the Boers.
Col. Fitz Clarence checks Boer advance near Mafeking.
Mafeking invested by the Boers.
Fighting near Mafeking and Spitzfontein.
Boers occupy Spitzkop, near Newcastle.
Kimberly invested by Boers.
Boers occupy Newcastle.
SUNDAY, OCT. 15���
Boers repulsed at Spruitfontein.
Vryburg occupied hy the Boers.
Boers repulsed near Mafeking.
MONDAY, OCT. 16���
Boers advance on Glencoe.
Boer repulse at Mafeking reported.
Boers invade Rodasia.
Armored train repulses Boers near Kimberly.
Desnltory outpost skirmishes near Glencoe.
Engagement at Acton Holmes and Leicester
The English Store*
13  O
Syndicate, Ltd.,
A. Is the ONE firm in the Boundary country which is .A
Jf so equipped as to give the PROSPECTOR or the ^*
4* MINE OWNER everything he needs at bed rock
We expect daily a Car Load of Dynamite,
a Car Load of Flour, a Car Load of Coal Oil,
A and part cars of Meat, Steel and Canned Goods.
�� No one can buy cheaper.    No one can sell
4* cheaper.
��, We can help the prospector right through from j��
J)  the start���give him reliable assays, bond or buy his  ��
4* claim, and if sufficiently worthy  place  it on the ^
��$ London market. ^
J We carry everything in Groceries, Hardware,  ��
4* Dry Goods, Boots and Mining Supplies���everything ^
A. from Dolls to Dynamite. j��
j; Long distance 'Phone and Assay Office in con- ��
���^ nection.    Nearest store to railway station.   Mine ^
nection.    Nearest store to railway station.
Bo^s'blowVbHdges at Fourteen Streams and Modder river <& Owners, Hotel Keepers or Private Families
��t   .   , ^.  ... ... T    j h-..j__ii�� i-.i r��:u .1.. r>      ���*   tnurn chniilrl write mr onr mintfl Finns.
Natal Carbineers and Border Mounted Rifles engage the Boers
near Ladysmith.
FRIDAY, OCT. 20���
Battle of Talana Hill (Glencoe)���Boers defeated.
Engagement near Mafeking���British successful.
Outposts at Glencoe engaged.
Armored train engages the Boers near Kimberly.
British artillery engages the Boers on Newcastle road.
Bombardment of Mafeking began.
Col. Turner defeats the Boers near Kimberly.
Gen. White disperses the Boers at Rietzfontein.
Gen. Symons died from hiB wound.
Gen. Yule effects junction with Gen. White.
MONDAY, OCT. 30���
Gen. White has indecisive engagement at Ladysmith.
Surrender of Royal Irish Fuilliers, the Gloucestershire Begi-
ment and a mountain battery to the Boers.
Gen. White defeats Orange Free State forces at Bester's Hill.
A Boer force enters Cape Colony at Bethulie.
Colenso evacuated by the British, who retire to Estcourt.
British defeated Boers in engagement near Ladysmith.
Heavy Boer losses reported.
Gen. White made a successful sortie and drove Boer guns
from position.
Armored train affair near Escourt. Winston Churchill missing.
Gen. Metheuen defeated the Boers and retook Belmont.
Gen, Methuen defeated the Boers at Grospan.
MONDAY, NOV. 29���
Gen. Methuen captured Honingrest Kloof.
Gen. Buller orderB advance from Estcourt.
^ GLADSTONE, and at
out of
town should write for our quotations.
McRAE'S LANDING. Christina Lake.
Hartford Hotel,
-Hartford Junction, B. C.
This hotel, which is new, is located at the junction
of the Phoenix and Winnipeg branches of the C. P.
R. All the railway traffic for these camps must
pass through Hartford.   Give us a call.
TO SUM UP���The British army, under the narious leadership
marching to the relief of Ladysmith, Kimberly and Mafekinglover
all obstacles, and the Boers are getting out of the way when compelled
to. The Union Jack will float over Bloefontein and Pietoria inside
of 30 days���we predict.
(Late MaoFahunk & Co.) VANCOUVER, B. C.
We are manufacturers and direct importers, mid curry n large stock of Balances, Furnaces
Fire Clay Roods, Scientific and Practical Hooks, Glassware, I'latinum goods, Acids, Chemi- J
cals, ami all other Assuyers' and Miners' requirements. ... SOLE1 AGKNTS (or Morgan Cru- J
cible Co., Buttcrsea, Keeker's Son's Balances, Etc. Catalogues and purticuluri ou application J
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths. Shingles, flouldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made*
Correspondence Solicited.
December 8,18W
The Centre of the Par-famed Similkameen District.
A Mining and Agricultural Centre.
Lots Now on the flarket
Third Avenue, 100 Feet Wide. Lots, 30x150.
Corner Lots, $150.        Inside Lots, $100.
Corner Lots, $100.
Inside Lots, $75.
Terms, 1-3 Cash; Balance, Three and Six Months.
For Further Particulars, Apply to_
General Agents,
R- H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
he installed. A dry crusher and
a cyanide mill with a capacity of
50 tons per day. will be in operation
early in the spring.
A 40-horse power boiler, hoist
and pump has been installed at the
Boston & Butte.
The Yankee Boy and Girl will
make another test shipment of ore
to the Trail smelter. The last
shipment came up to expectations.
The shaft is 80 feet down on the
Sailor. In crosscutting at a depth
of 75 feet they cut four veins of
quartz, with ledge matter 15 feet
hetween the walls.
Phil Aspinwall, superintendent
of the Boston & Butte, has gone
to Deadwood camp to start work ��n
the Standard, a half interest rn
which he holds.
The Waterloo is looking well.
Work of sinking another 100 feet
to the 200-foot level will be commenced shortly. The five-stamp
mill is running day and night.
The main working shaft of the
Kamloops is down nearly 80 feet.
The ledge it is expected, will be en*
countered at a depth of 150 feet.
A crosscut will be run from the
100-foot level. A 30-horse power
boiler and hoist has just been
ordered. A plant will be installed
as soon as the development opens
up enough ore to supply a 10-stamp
mill. Althoug high assays have
been obtained, the average values
are about $15 per ton.
Brief Bite Prom Many Camp*.
In the Golden Eagle at the 60-
foot level the drift is in a rich body
Near the Golden Eagle are the
Volcanic and Earthquake, on both
of which three shifts are employed.
They say that the Pathfinder
and Diamond Hitch never looked
better, and the same of the Kittie
W., on Pathfinder mountain.
A. B. Claybon of Rossland is
pushing work on the Strawberry
and Orphan Boy, across the river.
In the former the ore averages $12.
Six men are employed in the
Mountain View, adjoining the J. S.
claim. The property was recently
bonded for $25,000 on a 90-day
A wagon road to the Bonanza
has just been completed, about five
miles beyond the Little Bertha. A
hoist and steam pump is to be installed, when sinking will be resumed.
In the Enterprise and Anchor,
nearby properties, twelve men are
employed. These claims are owned by D. D. Mann of Montreal and
William Mackenzie of Toronto. A
70-foot shaft is equipped with a
horse whim.
A crosscut tunnel at a debth of
50  feet  underneath   the
track is being run on the Silver
Knot, at Fisherman Greek. The
ledge at the surface is 15 feet wide.
It has yielded some high assays in
copper values.
At the Oro Denoro in Summit
camp a crosscut from the 200-foot
level has been extended 170 feet.
For 70 feet of this distance it runs
along an ore body. The working
will be continued to the surface on
the hill where the railroad graders
unearthed a rich ledge.
Mr. F. H. Oliver, manager of the
Morrison mine, reports that the
property continues to look well as
development work advances. The
south drift is now in 130 feet, driven
in ore all the way. The work will
be continued 200 or 300 feet
W. F. Tye, chief engineer of construction for the Columbia & Western railway, has returned from the
Similkameen country, having come
from Spence's Bridge, on the C. P.
R. main line, through Princeton,
Keremeos and Camp McKinley.
Mr. Tye has been in the Similkameen country for some time in the
survey and location of the C. P. R.
line, which is now being carried on
west of Midway.
Two new 154-ton ore bins are being erected at the B. C, in Summit
camp. With the sinking of the
main working shaft an additional
100 feet, and the installation of a
new plant, including a new40-drill
compressor, it is calculated that the
mine will be able to ship 400 tons
a day. About 200 miners will be
employed. Ore sorters have already
been engaged.
Work is being resumed on Little
Bertha. The 40-foot tunnel pierces
a 3-foot ledge. This is a free milling proposition, and assays as
high as $160 in gold per ton have
heen obtained. The average in the
face of the tunnel gives values of
$36 in gold and 11 ounces of silver
per ton.
The main shaft on the Josie, in
Summit camp, is down 112 feet.
At the 100-foot level a drift 64 feet
long has been run on No. 1. The
ledge is from two to four feet
wide. Mr. Oliver is now building
a wagon road with an easy grade
to the mine which iB nearly completed, and when completed several
carloads of ore will be shipped as a
test. A railway spur will be built
into the mine as soon as as the position of the main shaft is located.
In the Jewel, in Long Lake Camp
there are over 1,600 feet of underground workings. The ore chute,
at a depth of 230 feet is being
opened up. The vein at various
levels averages from four to five
feet in width. It runs about $13
in gold per ton, but values an high
as $100 are not infrequent. The
ore on the dump exceeds 1,500 tone
and the ore in sight 12,000 tons.
The work of sinking the shaft another 100 feet will begin shortly,
when a four-drill compressor will 8
December S, 1800
Dominion ��� Supply��Co.,
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Main Street, Cascade, B. C.
B. WILCOX, flgr.
We Make a Specialty
:::: OF ::::
Giant Powder,
Blacksmith's Coal,
Hay and Grain.
Let Us Make You
.... Quotations.
If You Want a	
Cut in the Latest Style, Trimmed With the Best of Materials, and Made Right
Here in Cascade, Call on
^ercljant tailor,
First Avenue, Cascade, B.  C.
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
Plans Drawn and | Estimates
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Sing Kee
Expert   Laundryman.     Bundles called for and delivered.
Work done on Short Notice.
Give me a trial.
Laundry at the rear of the Commercial Hotel
Hutch ins &
Are now located in Bossburg
with ten four-horse tennis, and
are prepared to deliver freight
in Cascade, Grand Forks and
Greenwood on SHORT NOTICE.
Orders received hy Telephone,
and prompt delivery guaranteed.
Delivered free to
any part of the
You Are Talked About.
J. A. Bertois, of the B. C. stables
was in Bossburg last week.
V. Monnier visited various points
in the Boundary hist week on business bent.
Mr. Wilcox of the Dominion
Supply Co's store says he has three
carloads of supplies en route.
Supt. Wm. Anderson, of the
Cascade Water-power and Light
company, was in Rossland last
J. Ed. Beaton, of the C. P. R.
contractors' department made a
trip up the line as far as Greenwood last week.
R. H. Zimmerman, dentist, from
Rossland, and Chas. Haywood of
Beaverton, registered at the Hotel
Cascade Monday.
Officer D. J. Darraugh, who is
also chief license inspector for this
district, was in Eholt, Greenwood,
Midway and Phoenix last week on
official business.
Mr. A. Bremner has gone to
Spokane for the winter, leaving B.
Wilcox as manager of the Dominion Supply company; and, by the
way, you must have noticed that
firm's new ad on the 8th page of
the Record.
Phillip ReiUy,who has been prospecting in the Moody Creek section,
about five miles northwest of Cascade, was in town Monday for the
first time since April last. His
choice claim is the Parnell, on
the south side of the creek. He
says this mine will prove itself a
sure thing next season, and at. no
very distant day its development
will prove no small factor in the
upbuilding of this town. Mr.
Reillv has gone to Spokane to remain  during  the holiday   season.
The next meeting of the licensii g
board will be held on the 15th i f
this month.
It is announced that Republic is
to have a daily newspaper, and the
first issue was forecast for D<c 1st.
We understand that it will lie
under the editorial and business
management of Messrs. Reavis &
McCarter, of the Grand Forks
Miner. If this information be correct, Republic readers will enjoy a
live, up-to-date daily newspaper.
We Burmise that this undertaking
is the explanation for the delay of
the appearance of the proposed
second daily in Grand Forks.
The Record is opening up a constantly improving paystreak of
Fine Job Printing. You are cordially invited to assay it.
Spokane Falls &
Northern System.
Nelson ami Fort Slicppard Ry. Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co,
The direct and only All-Rail Roue
between  the   Kootenay  District
���AND ALL���
British Columbia Points,
Pacific Coast Points,
Puget Sound Points,
Eastern Canada and United States.
���Connects at Spokane with���
0. R. R. & NAV. CO.
Maps furnished, tickets sold mid Information
given by looal and connecting line ticket agents.
Passengers  for Kettle  River and  Boundary
creek  connect at   Mirens and  Bossburg   Willi
stages dailv.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.,
Spokane, Wash.
America's Great Transcontinental Lice
and World's Pictorial Route.
The Direct Eoute
From Kootenay Country
Kettle River and Boundary
Creek Districts to all points
East and West
First-class Sleejiers on all trains
from Revelstoke and Kootenay
St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Suii.e
curs pass Revelstoke one day em Hit:
Direct Connection via Robson !or all prim i| ill
Leave CASCADE Arrive
15.33 Daily ex. Sun. 18.02
For rates and fullest Information address mur-
est local  agent or,
P. Huckerby,Agt.,Cascade,B.C.
W.F. Anderson,      E.J.Coyle,
P a v.Pass.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.    Vancouver.B.C.
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Saddle Horses for Hire.
Near Montana Hotel, Cascade.


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