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Published In the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake  Mining District*
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, APRIL ax, 1900.
No. 24.
A Spokane Capitalist Invests Liberally in
Local Mining Properties.
Claims oi Christina Lake--Flve-olaths la Champion, Heleoa No. 2 and Mlonleball Fraction
Two-thirds la Crackerjack, and One-fourth
ia Qranitc Butte.
Last week a hig deal was
consummated hy which title to
five-ninths interest in the mining
claims known as the Champion,
Helena No. 2, Minnieball Fraction;
one-fourth interest in Granite Butle
and two-thirds interest in Cracker
Jack, located in what is known as
Christina lake district, passed from
J. W. O'Brien to E. L. Tate of
Spokane, a man of large means,
and already engaged in mining development. These claims are, we
understand, all contiguous to each
other, and extend from the lake
eastward up Baker creek, hetween
McRae and Sutherland creeks, all
of which streams dehouche into the
These claims have been more or
less prospected already. There
are' a great many rich mining
claims in the basins of all the
streams emptying into Christina
lake, all of which are commanding
the attention, to a greater or lesser
extent, of various, investors in min-,
ing properties.
The Record is informed that it is
the intention of the purchaser to
commence systematic work on
several of the properties.
Taking into consideration the
great amount of prospecting and
developing work now in progress
along the lake shore, up the creeks
which flow into it, on Shamrock
and Castle mountains, one must
conclude that sooner or later one
or all of these centers will at no
distant day become the scene of
mining activities on a grand scale.
No better prospects are found anywhere. Heretofore the owners have
been, are yet, largely, men without
means to turn their prospects into
mines. These conditions are
gradually changing���as fast as the
einglehanded persistency of original owners can develop their claims
with limited means.
D. C. Beach was in town Sunday
from the Victoria mine, on Christina lake, south of McRae creek
and opposite Lighthouse Point.
He has been prosecuting work on
his tunnel contract steadily all
winter. He is now in on the ledge
70 feet, and has from 80 to 35 feet
to run yet to reach the ore shoot.
When his contract is completed the
entire length of the tunnel will lie
112 feet. Mr. Beach says the ore
revealed is improving with every
blast. The Record was informed
Tuesday that the Tate syndicate
had also purchased a half interest
in the Victoria for 1)150,000, and an
important condition of the sale was
that the purchasing parties agreed
lo expend one half of the purchase
price, or $25,000. in development
work immediately. If this report
be founded ou fact, it may be said
this is one of the most important
mining deals that has taken place
in Christina lake mining district,
and portends much for Cascade, as
there is no doubt that the Victoria,
when thoroughly exploited, will
prove a very rich properly, and the
effect will be to give an impetus to
mining transactions all along the
lake and the various creeks. Should
this he the result, which is very
probable, our city will put on an
air of: activity that will paralyze
the local pessimists.
Toronto   Capitalists   Will   be   Granted   a
Charter by OrdeHa-CounclL
A special dispatch to the Nelson
Tribune from Victoria, under date
of April 17, says that Hon. Smith
Curtis has confirmed the statement
that the government proposes to
issue an order-in-council under {the
Tramway Incorporation Act to
authorize Toronto capitalists to
build a tramway to serve the purpose of the Kettle River railway
project. He said he had suggested
this course. It will be made a
condition that the builders must
sell the road to the government on
application, and the government
will take steps to post themselves
on the exact cost.
A Rock Falls oa Domlnlck Csroose.
Thursday morning Dominick
Caroose was brought to town on
an improvised stretcher from tbe
flume works of the Water Power
Co. A rock had rolled from the
face of the cut above onto him,
bruising his right leg below the
knee severely. He was taken to
his boarding house and a physician
summoned from Grand Forks.
Tbe Similkameen Star.
Issue No. 3, of the new Princeton
paper, the "Similkameen Star," has
reached this office. It is a neat,
bright, newsy, 4-column, 8 page
publication, and betokens skill,
ability editorially, and a successful
future. "Twinkle, twinkle, little
Star, now we know what you are."
You're all right.   Keep coming.
A Seventy-year-old Document
A. G. Gamble has in his possession a very interesting document.
It is the declaration of the returning officer in an election held at
the town of York, now Toronto, on
the 19th of October, 1830, "in the
first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, William the Fourth."
It declared that William Batsford
Jarvis was elected to represent
York in the Parliament to meet in
that town during the same month.
The reluming officer was Claude
Gamble, father of Mr. Gamble,
and the successful candidate was
the grandfather of Chief of Police
Jarvis. There were nine signatures
in all on the document, and of
those whose names were on it only
Mr. Gamble still lives. He is 94
years of age, snd an interesting
fact is that his signature now is
exactly the same as it was 69 years
ago when he declared Mr. Jarvis
elected. The document was loaned
to Mr. A. G. Gamble by A. B. Jarvis, the chief's father, who is now
in Nelson.���Nelson Miner.
Of Canadian Soldiers.
A correspondent with the Canadian contingent at Bloemfontein,
under date of April 15th, cables
as follows :
"Captain Beattie, Toronto, formerly of the Queen's Own Rifles, and
Private R. Harrison of the Montreal Garrison Artillery, died to-day
of enteric fever. Beattie had been
ill since March 29th. Just before
he was stricken down he was transferred to A company as acting color
The following sick and wounded
have sailed for England, by steamer
Donne Castle, March 24th : T. Pep-
peat, Quebec company; Corporal
T. P. R. Tappeau, Montreal company; Private H. J. D. Andrews,
Western company; Privates R. H.
M. McLaughlin, S. M. Ward and
James Kennedy, Toronto company.
By steamer Oratavia, March 31st:
Corporal James Smith, London
company; Private A. S. Batson,
Western company; Private J. H.
Sutton, Toronto company; Private
MacAuley, Ottawa company.
Lieutenant MacDonald arrived
here to-day from Canada and ie
posted with the Quebec company.
The whole regiment is being fitted
with new clothing and accoutrements."	
Nearly 24,000 British troops have
been put out of action���killed
wounded, sick and missing.
A dispatch to the London Daily
News from Pretoria, says a Russian
prince was killed at the same with
General Mareuil.
Ready Under Lord Roberts to Hard oi
The Advance Northward from Bloemfoatiea
Will Begia Soon la Two Parallel Col-
umaf'Roberts Severely Criticises Bailer
aad Warreo���May Be Recalled.
London, April 19,���At last General Roberts seems to be on the eve
of making his main advance toward Pretoria. Unless all the usually reliable sources of information
and indications smuggled past the
censor are at fault, the British armv
within the next few days will be
marching northward. There is even
in the best informed circles considerable hesitancy in settling upon,
the day Lord Roberta ie likely lo
leave Bloemfontein, but there iB a
settled impression that it will occur
either at the end of this week or the
first of next.
Long, weary waiting in the Free
State capital has apparently effected much needed rehabilitation, and
the necessity of advancing is seen
in the Boer activity which compels
Roberts to proceed northward to preserve strategic advaiitages. Critics
agree in the supposition that the
advance will be made in parallel
columns with a broad front west ot
the railroad, the Third and Eighth
divisions sweeping northward to
the extreme northwest, the entire
force amounting to 75,000 men.
In his reports to the war office,.
Gen. Roberts deals severely with
Generals Warren and Buller. He
points out that General Warren
seems to have concluded after consultation with his officers, that the
flanking movement ordered by Gen.
Buller was impracticable,and therefore so changed the plan of operations as to necessitate the capture
and retention of Spion Kop. Roberts says: "As Warren considered
it impossible to make the flanking
movement recommended, if not actually prescribed in the secret instructions, he should have acquainted Buller with his proposed action.'*
Regarding withdrawal of troops
from Spion Kop, Lord Roberts says:
"I regret to be unable to agree with
Buller in thinking Thornycroft exercised wise discretion in ordering
the troops lo retire, l am of the
opinion that Thornycroft's assumption of responsibility and authority
was wholly inexcusable."
The Canadian Patriotic Fund
now amounts to $240,000. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
April SI, IMS
To the Editor: Your corres-
p&ndent Mr. Simpson is a thrifty
theorist, and his beliefs that the
C. P. R. is a philanthropic institution and Mr. Shaughnessy the
Guardian Angel of the Boundary
country are worthy of note. When
Mr. Simpson has converted his
many theories into a little practice
he may change his views, In replying to his bald and unconvincing array of theoretic dogmatisms I
will endeavor to confine myself to
actual commercial facts and experiences. Please excuse my stating that I am considerably interest
ed in one private firm shipping
railwise 20,000 tons per annum and
part proprietor of another which
pays freight on 30,000 tons. Mr.
Simpson is I belieye a professional
man. He contends that freight
competition has a tendency to increase prices. Let us see I There
are three railroads between Liverpool and Manchester. After long
competition these roads are, to ordinary observers hide-bound by their
agreements under the Associated
Carriers Corporation. One of them
is the L. & N. W. Ry, a gigantic
success; another the M, S. & L.
(oft times called the Money Sunk &
Lost) and the third the L. & Y.
One of these corporations has for
years allowed us as a secret trade
inducement free use of an enormous
fire proof warehouse; another, entirely privately, four miles free
hauling; and a third, equally surreptitiously, longdistance first-class
contract tickets.
Mr. Simpson argues, and apparently believes, that if only one of
these roads existed, we might expect from it all the above luxuries
and lower freight rates besides.
���Beau Brummell's reply to the
man who called him Mr. Smith :
"Sir, you if believe that you would
believe anything," may be commended in Mr. Simpson's case.
But in spite of their great railroad facilities the commercial men
of Manchester were dissatisfied.
They believed better and cheaper
service could be secured, and in
face of tremendous opposition the
Ship Canal Bill was at last passed.
Furthermore, in spite of appalling
financial and engineering difficulties
the canal was actually constructed.
There was a slight mistake in the
estimates; what was expected to
cost ��6,000,000, needed ��17,000,000.
One of the biggest financial fiascoes
and the greatest of engineering
feats of this century were simultaneously achieved. This is a direct
case in point for Mr. Simpson. He
says: "In the long run it increases
rates to build competing lines, as
the competing lines must either stop
running or the people served must
pay the expense of running all of
them." According to Mr. Simpson
the canal ought either to have
"stopped running" or conspired
with its fellow carriers to "simply
charge such rates as will pay the
running expenses and interest on
cost." It has done neither; it cannot, and no one but a deluded
theorist would ever expect it to. On
the contrary, its mere existence
caused a reduction of rates, which
resulted in an enormous saving to
freight-payers, $12,000 per annum
being my own firm's share. The
world ought to be strewn with disused railroads, according to Mr.
Simpson's theories, but somehow
they are hard to find, and it will
doubtless astonish your correspondent to learn that the commercial
men of Liverpool and Manchester
are again taking horrid chances
and submitting to the construction
of yet another road.
Mr. Simpson says "railroad owners are not such fools as to rnn
them at a loss when by a friendly
agreement they can avoid doing so."
Indeed 1 Are there no such losses,
or are the friendly agreements
scarcer and the fools more numerous than Mr. Simpson believes ?
There are admittedly friendly
agreements now between the C. P.
R. and certain U. S. lines as to
through freights, there are also
certain other still more 'friendly
agreements" with freight payers,
which I need not here particularize,
beyond remarking that 25 per cent
covers a multitude of tins.
Improved methods and reduced
cost of construction find no place
in Mr. Simpson's platform. It is
only about a dozen years since the
Mersey Railway was built and today experienced engineers offer to
duplicate that road at half its original cost. Yet the new road would
need to charge increased rates
according to Mr, Simpson, which is
of course absurd.
A Kettle River Valley road connecting the Spokane Falls &
Northern with Cascade would cost
about one tithe of the Robson-Cas-
cade route which was expensive to
construct and is costly to maintain, and Robson and Bossburg being common points the American
line could afford to cut existing
rates considerably, secure the trade
and earn the profit. Competition
is the soul of business, competition
and its satellites,improved methods,
have together brought the local
smelter rate from $11 down to $4.50
and will bring it still lower.
Mr. Shaughnessy's statement
that he could well afford to charge
less if he had a monopoly of the
Boundary freight may sound logical in un-commercial ears, but there
is certainly not a merchant or
mineowner in this region who feels
disposed to consider such claptrap
as anything but the veriest nonsense. It is just that kind of a
story that Rockefeller may have
one day told about his Standard
Oil and to-day the American
people pay for that oil four times as
much as the Britisher (with Nobel
as a friend) gets it at; it was probably that kind of a terra diddle
that Carnegie may have foisted off
on unsuspicious lay minds, to-day
he "can well afford" to charge the
United States government $300 per
ton more for armor plate than
foreigners get it for. That's his
interpretation of "interest on the
cost of construction" coupled with
a chance for profit.
May I close with another writer's
views on this matter published in
a recent number of the Canadian
Mining Record. "It behooves the
Government to do everything possible to foster railroad and smelter
competition in the Province. It
would result in the building of
many smelters and refineries
and give to the prospectors and
mineowners the transportation and
smelting facilities which can only
come with railway and smelter
competition." The Government
ownership of railroads, so long as
it can be made universal and not
piece meal throughout Canada, is a
consummation devoutly desired; at
present we are a long way from
that achievement, indeed all we can
boast of iB a pitiful example of a
railroad-owned government.
Stanley Mayall.
Hon. Smith Curtis received a
telegram last Saturday afternoon
conveying the intelligence of the
death of his mother at her home at
Delta, Ont. The deceased way 82
years of age, and had been seriouly
ill but four days.
Ottawa, April 14.���The militia
department received a cable to-day
stating that Private R. Harrison of
Montreal of the It. C. A., died today of enteric fever.
SEALED TENDKRS, addressed to the Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa
until Noon, on 25th May, tor the conveyance ot
Her Majesty's Mails, en n proposed Contract for
fouryears, 12 times per week each way, between
the Cascade Post Omce and Columbia k Western
Railway Station, from tbe 1st July next.
Printed notices contains further information
as to conditions of proposed contract may be
seen and blank forms of Tender may be obtained
at the Post Offices of Cascade and at this office.
Post Offlee Inspector's Office.     )
Vancouver, B.C., 18th April, 1000. f
Post Office Inspector.
Certificate of Improvements.
ROMAN EAOLE Mineral Claim, situate in
the Grand Fork! Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located:���About a mile southeast of Casoade City.
Take Notice that I, F. C. Green, of Nelson, acting as ageut for .1. J. Walker, Free Miner's
Certificate No. Uil7,625, intend sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtatnig a Crown Grant of the above Claim,
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of suoh Certificate of Im movements.
Dated this 5th day or April, 1900,
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Local Office at Hotel Cascade.
Excursion Parties
and Freight
Carried to Order.
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desire either Steamer or Rowboats.
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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 THE CASCADE RECORD
April *1,IMS
Published on Saturdays at Cascade, B. ('.,
PerVear    18.00
Six Months      1.25
To Foreign Countries     2.b0
Advertising Itutes Furnished on Application.
If there is a blue mark in
this square, your subscription is due, and you are invited to remit.
Are the people to have a printed
copy of the voters' list ? They
have heen in the hands of campaign steerers for some time.
Grand Forks is endoavoring to
have the provincial Liberal fon-
vention held in that city. ' The
action of its local Liberal association precludes such an event.
Some men are so good they look
just like angels, with one slight ex
ception, ttbsenceof wings, all efforts
to sprout or .araft them having
failed utterly. This failure is fatal
to their angelic aspirations.
The commercial man who thinks
he is saving money by not advertising himself and his wares, will
always remain at the bottom of the
ladder which leads up to fame and
wealth. He is penny wise and
pound foolish.
Mayor A. S. Goodeve, Dr. E.
Bowes and Messrs. Alexander Dick
and A. Sharp of Rossland, have
been in the Boundary country this
week, extolling the virtues and presenting the claims of the conservative candidate for M. P. P. honors
in this riding, Hon. C. H. Macintosh.
The Greenwood Daily Times,
usually a very good and readable
newspaper, is suffering just now
from a severe attack of anti-Martin-
phobin, a disease epidemic at present in this province. It is said the
attack was brought on by an overdose of anti-Martini exchanges. It
even becomes  hysterical a ttimes.
Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, immediately after he received the nomination at Rossland for member of
the provincial parliament from
this riding, took his departure for
the east. Possibly Mr. Macintosh
has had an experience with impecunious candidate boomers heretofore, and, taking time by the forelock, has fled the country to escape
their importunities.
The Conservatives of this province have resolved to move on
party lines, and there is no other
course left for the Liberals but to
follow suit, for they will be no
where in the outcome of the election
now on unless they do. There can
be no stable government in the
province until party lines are
adopted, and one or the other of the
fiarties held responsible for legis-
The reported lowering of the Dominion Express Co.'s rates applies
only to through charges between
Robson and the western terminus
of the C. P. R. Local rates, or from
intermediate points, remain the
same���extravagantly steep. Nothing so retards the growth of new
regions as unreasonably high transportation charges, whether they are
exacted by railway or express companies. An article that costs five
cents at retail in Vancouver or
Rossland, should not cost fifteen
cents here. In such case, either the
transportation companies or the
merchants, or both, are taking
more than a fair profit.
This is an inopportune time for
any candidate to seek the suffrages
of the voters of the Boundary on a
platform that hedges in  "glittering
generalities" in its statement of
principles. The temper of the
people on the railroad question,
due to the defeat "of the Kettle
River Valley charter application,
will brook no uncertain declaration
on that score. In Rossland, Nelson and the Slocan districts the
same is the case as between the
miners and the mineowners. To
trot out an old riddle, as a platform,
on which any kind of a tune can
be played, will not pass muster in
this riding. i\-i-
Who stole C. H.' Thomas' brand
new turkey-eggs ?
Dick Darrow reports a rich find
on Castle mountain opposite town.
Travel by way of the Bossburg-
Cascade stage line is increasing.
Some days it is found necessary to
run two coaches.
J. T. Lawrence, trainmaster on
the Columbia & Western, savs the
passenger service on this line will
shortly be greatly improved by the
putting on of new passenger coaches.
The purpose of the Liberal meeting tonight is, mainly, to select a
delegate to attend the Liberal convention to be held in Rossland next
Thursday, April 26, to nominate a
candidate from this riding for member of the provincial assembly.
Voting at primary meetings and at
elections are the times only when
the people can have a hand in governmental affairs. Those who do
not improve these opportunities
have no right to complain of bad
While delivering a trunk for a
new arrival in the Bon-Ton section,
James Glaiser suffered a severe
sprain of one of his ankles, and a
rattling tumble. In removing the
trunk from the wagon, his team became frightened and ran away. The
wagon and harness were more or
leas broken. The horses narrowly
escaped going into the river over a
high embankment. While this hit of
out of the ordinary commotion was
attracting the attention of some,
others were rushing to the home of
Mrs. Scott, in answer to the cry of
"Fire!" Luckily an incipient blaze
in the roof near the flue was speedily
extinguished, else there would have
been no Cascade on the map now.
The Liberals of Grand Forks, al a
meeting held last Wednesday evening passed a resolution against
party lines, and one proposing to
support Hon. Smith Curtis for the
assembly if he would fall in  with
the present fad of British Columbia
journalists, and cuss his present
chief, Hon. Joseph Martin. Mr.
Curtis will not do that we trow,
and it is not a manly thing to ask
of him. And thus is more mud
thrown into the already muddy
pool of politics in the province.
This is the time for political jobbers.
While the people are split into
innumerable factions, the jobbers
will get in their fine work and
come out on top.
D. D. Ferguson and  R. 0. Ritchie the Pup
The rumor prevalent in town last
week relative to the sale of the Do
minion Supply Co.'s store to local
parties, has proven this week to
have been well founded, though the
final transactions in the matter did
not take place till Thursday night.
Mr. D. D. Ferguson and Mr. R. G.
Ritchie, two well-known and highly
respected citizens of Cascade are
the purchasers. As the town grows
so will their alread profitable business, and The Record bespeak* for
the new firm a prosperous future.
Official List of Voters in Rossland Riding.
The .'.official list of voters in the
Rossland riding made public
is as follows: Rossland, 1,515;
Grand Forks, 321; Trail, 304;
Greenwood, 282; Phoenix, 81; Kettle River, 55; Cascade 52; Gladstone, 45; Columbia, 35; Midway,
20; Eholt, 11; Christina Lake, li;
Boundary^ Falls, 6; Anaconda, 6;
Summit City, 5; Meyer's Creek,
Grand Prairie, Carson, Summit
Camp and China Creek, one each
making a total of 2,754.
Church Service To-morrow.
A benefit entertainment .will bs
held in the Townsite Hall, on the
evening of Thursday, the 26th, inst.
Following is the programme:
Violin solo, Mrs. M. J. Quinlivan;
Song, Mr. G. K. Stocker; Recitation, Mr. George Ritchie; Music
Box Selections: II Trovatore, Le
Ranz des vaches, Carnival of
Venice, La Marseillaise, Blue
Danube Waltz, La Palnma; Song,
Mrs. M. J. Quinlivan; Instrumental Music, Mrs, Paul Rochussen;
Song, Mr.[Elmer Ness;Instrumental
Music, Miss Darrow; Recitation,
MiBB Marjory Wolverton; Song,
Mr. Reeves; Violin Solo, Mrs. M.J.
Quinlivan: Song, Mr. Elmer Ness:
Music Box Selections: Happy
Darkies, El Turin, Mandolina,
Angel's Serenade, Massa's in de
cold, cold Ground, Nearer, My God,
to Thee.
Refreshments, excellent iu quality and abundant in quantity, will
be distributed after the rendering
sf the programme, after which
social converse, music, etc., will
furnish entertainment for tho-e
present. The entertainment will
be under the superintendence of a
number of the ladies of Cascade,
and the admission price will lie
25 cents. 	
Premier Martin will Speak In Nelson  Next
Monday, April 23.
Itev. W. A, Alexander, of Columbia, will occupy the pulpit of the
Presbyterian church in Cascade tomorrow morning. Cordial invitation to nil.	
Who Lost the Watch.    .
Found���a watcfi; on the road between Cascade ana English Point.
Owner can recover the same by applying to the Postmaster at English
Point andVpaying for this notice.
The provincial campaign will be
opened in Nelson next Monday, and
by no less a personage than the
Hon. Joseph Martin, Premier of the
province, Mr. Martin's agents have
made arrangements for the Nelson
opera house, and handbills will be
circulated announcing his coming.
The agent spent some time in conference with the labor leaders here,
and an effort will be made to have
a large attendance of laboring men
nt the meeting. It is understood
that from Nelson Mr. Martin will
visit the Slocan country, speaking
at Kaslo, Sandon and New Denver.
He will also visit Ymir. Mr. Martin will probably be accompanied
by Hon. Smith Curtis, Minister of
Mines.���Nelson Miner. I
It is reported that Patsy Clark
had a mining expert making investigations on Moody creek this
We do not keep "everything
under the. sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out iu the hills or "up the
Shoes, Etc.
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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..
Ihe 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.
Hector McPherson Says He's In It
The political fight in the Rossland constituency promises to be
keener and more, complicated than
at first expected in the conservative
ranks. Mr. Hector McPherson is
in the field. He it a staunch Conservative, and has been so all his
life, and while his candidature will
be conducted on non-party lines,
his standing in the party and bis
popularity with his fellow citizens
will draw him many votes if the
party managers do not hustle bim
out of the field. Mr. McPherson
said to a reporter of the Miner: "I
have been urged to stand for tbe
riding repeatedly not only by men
of undoubted influence in Rossland
but also in the Boundary country,
and some of those who are here as
delegates from Grand Forks, Greenwood and other places in the
Boundary are;.aiming ��iy warmest
friends and supporters. I have decided to let my name come before
the electors, and I am sure of a
large and loyal support. My candidature will be a non-party one,
and in the interest of the people as
a whole as opposed to class interests
and I shall issue my platform in a
few days, and am satisfied that it
will appeal to the intelligence and
meet with the favor of every citizen
who is loyal to this district. I am
in the field to stay until the last
vote is polled, and I confidently expect I will be returned. You can
announce this to the electors in tomorrow's issue of your paper if you
so desire."
The 50 recruits called for the
Strathcnna Horse will be 'selected
from Western Canada.
Another Big Bonndary Scheme.
Last Saturday morning a party
of engineers commenced making
preliminary surveys for the line of
the Greenwood & Phoenix Tramway company, from Greenwood to
Phoenix, a distance of seven miles.
George H. Collins, secretary of
the company said:
"The approximate cost of -seven
miles is $150,000. We shall build
branches .into Greenwood, Dead?
wood, Wellington and Summit
camps, and between here and Midway on the international boundary
line to connect with the Great
Northern. Over half a million
dollars is required and the money
is being invested by prominent
American railroad men who are
shareholders in the local company.
We will push the wor^'to^ speedy
completion. Arrangements have
been completed with the Cascade
Light & Power Company for a supply of electricity by long distance
transmission. Duncan Mcintosh
president of the company, is now
east purchasing materia! for the
tramway. '���������
The undertaking has heen kept
quiet until a charter was obtained.
This road means competition for
the Boundary and we-have the
funds to build it."
The promoters are Duncan Mcintosh, George H. Collins, Duncan
Ross and Ronald Harris, M. E.
E. McCammon and Professor
Richards, who purchased the Lucky
Strike claim, on Gilpin's ranch, six
miles from Cascade, and who have
staked two adjoining claims, believe
they have struck a winner.
M^fti M
fisbahb Oysters, give anb ftressebPoultry
F. GRIBI, rigr.
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
wad Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made.
Correspondence Solicited.
April SI, 1WI
Our Stock Taking has Revealed Yarious Remnants and
Slightly Shop-soiled Goods which we will Sell
Hardware, Boots, Clothing, Drugs, Stationery,
Groceries, and all Miners' Requirements, at the
Lowest Rates in Town!
de #iS��e��t flections aT1& OleaPe$t Prices arc to be
ftad at tlje -  >
Branches at Gladstone, English Point (Christina lake) and at Eagle City on North Fork.
Assay office and Long Distance Telephone at CASCADE.
^ April 21. 1900
Fire Insurance Agency
In appealing to you as the Premier of the Province, I beg to lay
before you tlie platform of the new
Government as follows:
1. The abolition of the $200
deposit for candidate" for the Legislature
2. The bringing into force, as
soon as arrangements can be completed, of the Torrens Registry
3. The Redistribution of the
constituencies on tbe basis of population, allowing to sparsely populated districts a proportionately
larger representation than to populous districts and cities.
4. The enactment of an accurate
system of Government scaling of
logs, and its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of the dis.
allowed    Labor   Regulation    Act,
1898, and also all   the statutes of
1899. containing anti-Mongolian
clauses if disallowed as proposed
by the Dominion Government"
6. To take a firm stand in every
other possible way with a view of
discouraging the spread of Oriental
cheap labor in this Province.
7. To provide for official in-
SHP��lii>n of all buildings, machinery
and works, with a view to compelling- the adaption of proper
safeguard" to life and health.
8. With regard to the Eight-
hour Law the Government will
continue to enforce the law as it
stands. An immediate inquiry
will be made by the Minister of
Mines into all grievances put forward in connection with its operation, with a view of bringing about
an amicable settlement. If no settlement is reached the principle of
the referendum will be applied and
"h vote taken at the general election
as to whether the law shall be re-
repealed. If the law is sustained
by the vote it will be retained upon
tbe statute book with its penalty
clause. If modifications can be
made removing any of the friction
brought about, without impairing
the principle of the law, they will
be adopted. If the vote is against
it the law will be repealed.
9. To restablish the London of British Columbia, and
to take every effective means of
bringing before the British public
the advantages of this Province, as
a place for the profitable investment of capital.
10. The retaining of the re
sources of the Province as an asset
for the benefit of the people, and
taking effective measures to prevent
the alienation of the public domain,
except ti) actual sett lers or for actual
bona fide business, or industrial
purposes, putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection with the same.
11. The taking of active measures for the systematic exploration
of the Province.
12. The borrowing of money for
the purpose of providing roads,
trails and bridges, provided that in
every case the money necessary to
pay the interest and sinking fund
in connection with the loan shall
be provided by additional taxation
so as not to impair the credit of the
13. In connection with the con-
si ruction of Government roads and
trails, to provide by the employment of competei t civil engii ters
and otherwise that the Government
money is expended upon some system which will be advantageous to
the general public, so that the old
system of providing rouds as a
specal favor to supporters of the
Government may be entirely discontinued.
14. To keep the ordinary annual
expenditure within the ordinary
annual revenue, in order to preserve
intact tbe credit of the Province,
which is its best asset.
15. To adopt a system of government construction and operation
of railways and immediately to
proceed with the construction of a
railway on the south side of the
Fraser river, connecting the coast
with the Kootenay district with the
understai iliiigthatunless the other
railways now constructed in the
Province give fair connections and
make equitable joint freight and
passenger arrangements, the Province will continue this line to the
eastern boundary if the Province.
Proper connection witheuch Kootenay railway to be given to the Island
of Vancouver. With respect, lo other
parts of the Province, to proceed
to give to every portion of it railway connection at as early a date
as possible, the railway, when constructed, to he operated by the Government through a Commission.
16. A railway bridge-to be constructed in connection with the
Kootenay railway across the Fraser
river, at or near New Westminster
and running powers gi.xen over it
to any railway company applying
for the same, under proper con-
17. In case it is thought at any
time advisable to give 11 bonus to
any railway company, the same to
be in cash, and not by way of a
land giant; and no such bonus to
be granted except upon the condition that a fair amount of the bonds
or shares of tbe company be transferred to the Province, and effective
means taken to give the Province
control of the freight and passenger
rates, nnd provision made against
such railway having any liabilities
against it except actual cost.
18. To take away from the
Lieutenant - Governor - in - Council,
any power to make substantive
changes in the law, confining the
jurisdiction entirely to matters of
detail in working out the laws enacted hy the Legislature.
19. The establishment of an
institution within the Province for
the education of the Deaf am)
20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion Act, as the reasons justifying
its enactment no longer obtain.
21. Amicable settlement of the
dispute with the Dominion Government as to Deadman's Island,
Stanley park and other lands, and
an arrangement with Mr. Ltideate,
by whicb, if possible, a sawmill
industry may be established and
carried on on Deadman's Island
under satisfactory conditions, protecting the interests of the people.
22. Proper means of giving
technical instruction to miners and
George K. Stookkr, Agent.
Christina Lake
Mining Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Compiled   by JOHN  A.  CORYELL, P. L. S.
This map contains the latest locations on Shamrock and Castle Mountains, ou Baker, Sutherland and McRae Creeks, and in the Burnt Basin.
For sale by
Cascade, B. C.
Canadian ^
^Pacific Ky.
America's Great Transcontinental Line
and World's Pictorial Route.
The Direct Boute
From Kootenay Country
Kettle River and Boundary
Creek Districts to all points
East and West
First-class Sleepers on all trains
from Revelstoke and Kootenay
St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays tor Montreal and Boston. Same
cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
Birect Connection via Robson- to and from all
Leave CASCADE Arrive
16.34 Dally ex. Sun. 13.21
For rates  and full Information address nearest local agent or,
P. E. Tbbo, Agt., Cascade, B. C.
W.F. Anderson,      E.J.Coyle,
Trav. Pass.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.     Vancouver.B.C.
^SfcT a$Z;
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.
[Skcond Avenue, Cascade City, B. C.
rrtsmiiVariallfrllTiil'ti'mii i i t i
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April 81, 180*
The Canadian Pacific telegraph
line has been completed to Midway.
The smelter cough is snid to lie
present in Grand Porks to an
alarming extent.
Operator 0. W. Dey, of Robson,
will probably be placed in charge
of the station at Midway.
The firm of Olsen & Phelan,
general merchants of Greenwood,
have assigned for the benefit of
their creditors.
Customs Officer Geo, C. Rose, of
Cascade, visited in Grand Forks
Sunday and Monday, being the
guest of F. A. Sinclair.
On Easter Sunday, indicative of
a new life, Nature was adorned in
her new spring attire here, which
inspired the romantic to romance.
F. A. Sinclair, .of Grand Forks,
was in Cascade Sunday. "Doc" is
a jolly good fellow, and made his
*tay here pleasant for all his old
time friends whom he met.
A report has gained credence in
Cascade that Dr. Sinclair, of Rossland, will he a candidate before the
Liberal convention to meet in that
city next Thursday, April 26.
���X- -S- Hubbard raffled off a small
hog Saturday evening, realizing
about $55 above expenses. James
Nesbitt became possessed of his
swineship by virtue of a dice throw.
Rev. D. A. Stewart, for some
months past Presbyterian missionary, with headquarters at Phoenix,
left on Thursday last for Winnipeg
where he will take a three-years'
theological course at the Manitoba
The Liberal Conservative Association of Grand Forks selected these
delegates to the convention at Rossland: George Fraser, Jeff Divis,
R. F. Petrie, E. Miller and Charles
Cummings; alternates, W. B. Fisher and W. F. Agnew.
It did not take Hon Smith Curtis
long to settle the labor trouble in
Rossland. It is now said that
both sides are agreeably surprised
at the benefit derived from that
settlement. The contract system
gives both employer and employe
better results.
Freighting bjjjlie Bossburg-Cas-
cade road is increasing. It is no
uncommon thing to see from eight
to ten four-horse teams halted in
front of the customs office here at
one time, and several times a Meek.
From one to a dozen teams pass
through town daily. Most of this
freight is billed for Republic.
We were misinformed or   mis-
ARE Headquarters
AIM is to carry the
Best of Everything.
Ou? fVahe has GROWN
\JUI {jiaue 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
Stack' or Stumping Powder
Caps or Fuse
In large or small lots, give us a call.
HAY and GRAIN constantly on hand
The Wm. Hamilton
Plans Drawn and'Estimates
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
understood our informant, last
week with regard to the camping
tour of Mr. Roderick McRae into
the Similkameen. He will not be
accompanied by his family as
stated in The Record, the other
members of which will remain here
until Mr. McRae returns.
Citizens of Grand Forks who
visit Cascade say it is very quiet in
their town���not much doing. For
all of that, Grand Forks must certainly have huge piles of money���
to throw to the birds as it were.
Just now they are prewiring to expend $10,000,000 or $15,000,000 in
scooping out a three-mile tunnel
through Hardy mountain. Perhaps some of the Grand Forks
millionaires might be interested in
a scheme to tunnel under the ocean
to somewhere beneath Oom Paul
and his whole outfit, pull the earth
from beneath him and capture the
old duffer that way.
Mr. D. C. Beach has taken in
hand a contract for a certain
amount of development work on the
Round Tower claim belonging to
the B. C. M. & M. Synd. Ltd., and
adjoining the Victoria on Christina
lake. The Victoria, as evidenced
by the financial transactions which
have recently taken place, has
passed the doubtful state and in the
minds of competant observers may
now be unhesitatingly described as
a mine. Signs are not wanting
that the Round Tower is also a-
property which will in the near
future attract some attention and
prove of great merit. The proximity of both claims to the railway is
a welcome feature.
Wm. Brown has been creating a
cloud of smoke and dust on hid
homestead between the railroad and
the river this week. He is clearing
a couple of acres of land which he
will plant to potatoes. There iB
enough good farming land within a
short distance of Cascade to make
garden truck, eggs and poultry in
this market reasonable in price.
The range for live stock is practically unlimited and bunch grass
abundant. In case of an open season like last winter, stoke thrives
without shelter. A dozen hay farms
could be made within from one to
six miles of Cascade,'which opportunities will not long go unappreciated. Then will come fresh "homemade" lieef and dairy products, and
our citizens will not have to endure
the privations and extortionate
demands consequent upon the present necessity of importation of
these products.
J. Nelson, of Rossland, commited
suicide at Northport Tuesday
morning last by shooting himself
in the mouth.


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