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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake  Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, APRIL 28, 1900*
No. 25.
The Contact Claim Tunnel Encounters
a Vein of Fine Quartz.
Jackson Bros, and Mike Schaich, Mitchell A
Micklc, Richard Cooper, Plewman,
Keller, Crawford ud Others (Operating
is Burnt Batln.
Messrs. Jackson Bros, and Mike
Schaich, who are exploiting the
Contact claim in Burnt Basin, report having encountered an exceptionally rich and massive vein of
Mitchell & Mackie are pushing
their contract on the Mother Lode,
following up a base ore lead. The
tunnel is in 15 feet, and there are
three feet of solid ore in the face of
the tunnel.
Richard Cooper, of the Golden
Age is sacking ore for shipment.
Mr. Plewman is in the Basin doing assessment work on the Edison
group, and Mr. Crawford has begun
like operations on the Meclenberg
claims, from which it is said an
assay of 40 ounces in gold has already been obtained.
Keller and his partners are engaged packing in supplies for the
summer's use. Tbey have already
done considerable work on their
claims in the North Basin, and are
preparing for energetic development which it is their intention to
prosecute throughout the coming
season. Altogether mining industries in the Basin are active and
promising, from which will surely
come more definite and tangible
results later on.
Mr. Mike Schaich ai a Parmer.
Mr. Mike Schaich, of Gladstone,
is a very busy man these days.
Along with the management of his
extensive mining interests, he has
taken up another important department, of labor that engrosses
much of his time, agriculture. He
is said to have developed an extensive and prolific vegetable
garden, near his residence on the
Unexpected claim in Burnt Basin.
The garden is remarkable for two
reasons���its immense proportions
and the prodigiousness of its products. He has onions and other
vegetables that will undoubtedly
wear the blue ribbon at the next
agricultural fair. The success
which has attended Mr. Schaich'*
efforts in agricultural persuits
proves not only his adaptability to
that line of activity, but that the
Gladstone soil and climate are
most favorable factors in making
that section a desirable one to immigrants.	
Matters political have been rather
quiet during the past week, but the
time is at hand when there will be
no lack of life in the ranks of the
fighters of the oppposing forces.
There is so much indefiniteness in
legard to the intentions of the
pafiy lines Conservatives that it
is difficult to say in what formation
the hosts may confront each other.
There is nothing to indicate with
definiteness who will be chosen to
uphold the principles of the platform of the Premier, although there
are rumors that Mr. Martin himself may enter the lists for the
supreme pleasure of having a bout
with the strongest man the opposition can put up against him. To
those who know the leader of the
government and remember that tile
joy of political conflict is the cbief-
est of his delights, this does not
seem at all improbable. If our Conservative patriots had not insisted
oil conducting the campaign on
Federal party lines there could not
have been much doubt about tbw
reeult of the balloting, but as. they
have chosen their ground- and
weakened their position by driving
out of their ranks the large number
who desired to deal with provincial
matters irrespective of Dominion
questions, we tell them that the
indications are there is a surprise
in store for them. If the Premier
decides to join Mr. Yates, the only
candidate so far in the field in
Victoria, they will make a strong
run, for reasons which it is not
necessary to further enter into. As
to Mr. Smith Curtis, admittedly a
strong, able and safe man, he has a
strong opponent in Mr. Mackintosh,
but the satisfactory settlement of
(he labor troubles through his
agency has added considerably to
his reputation for political sagacity
and given him a standing with the
metalliferous miners which will
stand him in good stead on election
day. Nothing is known of the
1 ther ministers outside of their constituencies. - Mr. Beebe is said to be
a succesful farmer without business
or political experience; while a* to
Mr. Ryder, it is not claimed for him
that he has had the financial training necessary to qualify him for the
duties he is now said to discharge.
���Victoria Times.
The Record is informed that Ira
Black, the hotel man of Phoenix,
formerly of Cascade, has assigned
for the benefit of his creditors.
Who Settled tbe Rowland asd Slocan Labor
There has been quite a spirited
discussion in the Rossland and
Nelson papers concerning the allotment of credit for the settlement
effected. The Nelson Miner ascribes it all to Messrs. Mackintosh
and Daly. anti-Martin papers,
excepting the Rossland Miner,
ignore Hon. Smith Curtis in their
discussion.' Of Mr. Curtis the
Miner says: "Not one of the
parties to the negotiations but gives
Hon. Smith Curtis credit for a disinterested desire to bring the
trouble to an end and had he not
taken the initiative there would, we
are safe in saying, have been no
settlement yet. No progress had
been made or even attempted towards a settlement before he came
here, and daily the trouble was
assuming a worse form. He did
what proved beyond all doubt his
desire to terminate the difficulty
and what proved as well the
absence of ulterior motives. He
sent for Mr. Ralph Smith, a political opponent, and the one* n;ar��
whose influence was great enough
to give promise of his success to
assist him. He gave these gen tie-
men, his aid until matter* were in
such a condition that the" end was
in sight, when he quietly dropped
out, and without claiming any
credit for the good work he accomplished���work which the whole
camp has reason to be grateful to
him for."
A Near Shave for the Red Bar-
Dynamite is almost as uncertain
as a lady; it goes off unexpectedly.
A little while since a car of iron
pipes telescoped a car of dynamite,
and nothing happened. Then,
shortly afterwards, a miner sat
down by one solitary case and, as
far as available evidence goes, did
nothing more than crack a joke,
and went instantly into eternity in
small installments.
"Powder" is in its most eratic
state when at its own peculiar freezing point, say 42 deg Fahrenheit.
And that was about the temperature of a case which a Swede was
carrying along the railroad track
Wednesday, when "a small red
and black bug" got its fine work in
on the back of hie neck. Oblivious
of all else, he dropped the powder
with a yell and an oath. The case
split in fragments. Then the Swede
recovered himself and smiled a
sickly smile. "Say" he slowly
drawled, "if that powder was go off
Keep your eye on Cascade.
Cascade Voters Closely Watching Politicians in the Field.
The Mackintosh "Push"   Passed Ui By-
Oovernment Supporters to Address a
Mass Meeting Here Wednesday, May 2-
Premier Martin and Minister Curtis.
Cascade will probably surprise
some of the politicians of the
Boundary on election day. One
day this week a prominent citizen
received a communication from an
active politician in Greenwood urging the necessity of the formation
of a Liberal association. The
truth is Cascade has had a healthy
and active club of this character in
good working order for severs)
weeks, and its efforts will be crowned with success at the polls. Lasa
Saturday evening the association-
held a regular meeting, passed res-
cdpUona emphatically enduwiwej the-
Premier's platform, and also ther
candidature of Hon. Smith Curtis-
as a representative of Rossland
riding in the provincial legislature,
Mr. D. D. Ferguson was elected a.
delegate to the nominating convention to be held at Grand Forks next
Wednesday evening and Thursdayr
and Donald Dunbar as alternate.
Notice has been received at this
office that Hon. Joseph Martin and
Hon. Smith Curtis will be in Cascade next Wednesday to address
the electors. Arrangements wit)
be made in aceordanee with this-
information for a mass meeting to
be held in Montana hall' on ttluO
day at 1 p. n*. The political issues-
of this campaign will be fully and
exhaustively disoussed by these
interesting and able platform
speakers.   All should hear them.
Another Feather la the Premier's Hat.
Victoria, B. C, April 26.���An
outcome to the dispute between the
Premier and the C. P. R., over the
timber and ties which the former
claimed the big corporation had appropriated along the Crow's Nest
road without paying the Government royalty thereon, was reached
to-day when the railroad company
came to- terms. The C. P. R. tendered a check for $22,500 in full payment of the Government claim.
Doing business without advertising is like kissing a pretty girl in
the dark; you know what you are
doing but no one else does. .  ..'. BhusBsMsl
April 28, 1S0S
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Our Stock Taking has fievealed Various 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!
Cle $S��cst Sections aT1^ C]eaPe8t Prices are to be
ftad at tlje _ :    -
B. C. Mercantile and Mining Syndicate's Store.
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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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April 28, 1900
Vf* In a democratic country like Can
ada, the ownership of railways hy
the government would mean the
ownership of railways by the people,
and, since the welfare of the people
of this country is dependent to a
great extent upon the railwayf,they
ought to belong to the people. The
ordinary highways, which have
been brought into existence by the
expenditure of labor, belong to the
people, and the railways, which
have been brought into existence
by the same meant* should also belong to the people The fact, that
the government exercises the right
of eminent domain by forcing the
owners of land to sell such land at
a price fixed by arbitration, when it
is needed for railway purpose9,sbows
that railways are regarded by the
law as property of a public nature,
which may lie allowed to remain in
the hands of private companies so
long as public opinion sanctions
such a thing, but which the people
may at a/ny time, by giving just
compensation, take into their own
hands. The owners of Canadian
railways are at present, according to
the fundamental principles of our
law, merely owners hy the will of a
majority of the Canadian people,
and may legally and justly he dispossessed of their ownership at any
time by a change in the opinions of
themajority. Since this is the state
of affairs, it would be judicious for
Canadians to consider whether it
would not be wise tn take the ownership of the railways out of the
hands of the men who now control
them, and control them themselves.
The chief stumbling block in the
way of such a reform is the fact
that the companies which own Canadian railways have by the water-
ing of stocks and exorbitant charges
for services rendered, given their
property a value in the markets of
the world, which is very much
higher than its real value. Not
long ago our Canadian newspapers
indulged in a great deal of unthinking gratulation, because the Canadian Pacific stock had risen to par.
This should have heen a subject, not
for gratulation,but for deep mourning on the part of Canadians, as it
meant that the Canadian Pacific
company had created millions of
dollars out of nothing hy watering
their stock and then charging Canadian shippers extortionate rates
for the purpose of bringing the watered stock up to par. This was a
great misfortune for Canada,'and
not a subject for rejoicing. Many
of the present holders of Canadian
Pacific stock have bo tight their
stock at par or above par, and, if
Canada should wish to buy the Canadian Pacific railway for the
purpose of using it as a government
road, these stockholders would want
a great deal more for the road than
it is really worth. Having bought
watered stock at par or above it,
and being innocent holders thereof,
<& they would consider themselves
treated with gross injustice, if the
government were to take the rail
way through arbitration, and pay
only its real value for it, repudiating the watering of stock, which is
a contrivance that must have originated in the infernal regions. The
rising of the Canadian Pacific
stock to par was, therefore, one of
the most unfortunate things that
ever happened to Canada, as it will
greatly retard the Canadian people
in their efforts to bring about the
government ownership of railways.
The same thing will take place
in the case of the Crow's Nest road,
unless the government obtains it
immediately. The company will,
if the matter be delayed, water the
stock, and then proceed to raise it
to par hy charging the people of
southern British Columbia extortionate rates. When the stock is
raised to par, there will be many
innocent holders, who will have
paid the full market value for their
stock, and it will then be considered
unjust on the part of the government to take the road through arbitration at ils real value. The
men who will have watered, the
stock and then unloaded it on
these innocent persons, will he
millionaires, and the government
will be unable to get at them, as
their stock will be in the hands of
innocent stock-holders.
The government of Canada
should certainly build the new
transcontinental road projected by
Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann. It
will be a crime worse than murder
for them to decline doing so, as a
murderer wrongs only one human
being, while they will wrong a
whole people by unpardonable
negligence, if they permit the
Mackenzie and Mann syndicate to
build a transcontinental railway,
water the stock, and then charge
extortionate rates to bring it up
to par.
The diabolical contrivance of watering stock flourishes to a great extent in the United States, and has
produced untold misery in that
country. The United States government gave the Union Pacific
railway $54,400 per mile in cash
and land for building their road
through Kansas. Tbe building
and equipping of the road cost
about half that amount per mile.
If the road, when built and equipped, had been given hack to the
government, the Union Pacific company would have made a clear
profit of more than $27,000 per
mile. The company, however, not
Only kept the road, but isnued bonds
and stock to the extent of $105,-
454.78 per mile, and the people
have to pay dividends and interest
on this amount. It cost $38,824,-
000 to build the whole of the Union
Pacific railroad, but it was capitalized at 1109,314,812, and the people using it have to pay extortionate rates, so as to furnish dividends
on this watered stock. It cost $40��
000,000 to build the Central Pacifie
and its extensions, but bonds and
stocks were issued to the extent of
$124,211,680, that is, the people
using it have to pay interest and
dividendB.on more than three times
its actual cost. These are only two
instances out of dozens that might
be taken from the otticial figures of
the United States Railroad Commissions. If the government owned
the railways, the people would simply have to pay the running expenses and interest on the actual
cost of construction at the low rate
obtainable by the government, and
the system of watering stock would
be sent back to the infernal regions,
in which place it undoubtedly
had its origin.      John Simpson.
Another Tramway.
R. A. Dickson and P. T. McCal-
lum gave notice under the tramway company incorporation act of
an application for the incorporation
of the Boundary Rapid Transit Co.,
for the purpose of building and
operating a tramway line with telephone and telegraph lines in connection, from Cascade City up the
north fork of the Kettle river 50
miles from Grand Forks, and from
Carson to Greenwood and Midway.
This will make a large and important system.���Greenwood Miner.
Hon. Joseph Martin is holding
meetings twice a day in the Kootenay districts. He can give any man
in the province pointers about campaigning. He doesn't sit down and
rant about his awful opponent. He
gets right after him and pounds him
with big chunks of platform oratory.���Greenwood Times.
SEALED TENDKRS, addressed to the Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa
until Noon, on 35th Hayr tor the conveyance of
Her Majesty's Mails, an a proposed Contract for
fouryears, 12 times per week each way, between
the Cuscade Post Office and Columbia k Western
Railway Station,from the 1st Jaly next.
Printed notices contain? farther Information
as to conditions ot proposed contract may be
seen and blank forms of Tender may be obtained
at the Post Offices of Cascade and at this office..
. Post Office Inspector's Office, I1
Vancouver, B.C., 13th April, 1900. f
Post Office Inspector.
Certificate of Improveawnti.
ROMAN EAGLE Mineral Claim, situate in
the Grand Forks Mining Division of Yule District.
Where located:���About a mile southeast of Casoade City.
Take Notice that I, F. C. Green, of Nelson, acting as agent for J. J. Walker, l''ree Miner's
Certificate No. B��\625, intend sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtainig a Crown Grant of the above Claim.
And further take notice that action, nnder section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of April, 1900,
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Cascade to Bossburg!
Local Office at Hotel Cascade.
Excursion Parties
and Freight
Carried to Order.
Wave the Flag" at the foot of the Lake when yotc
desire either Steamer or Rowboats*
******** V ******** THE   CASCADE   RECORD
April 28, 190*
Published on at Cascade,  11. C,
PerYeiir     *2.00
Six Munllis      1.86
To Porelmi CountrWs     S.bO
AdvertisiiiL' Rates KiiruUlu'cl on Application.
// there is a blue mark in
this square, your subscription is due, and you are invited to remit.
D. D. Ferguson in suffering from
an attack of la grippe.
Andrew Ravine has retired from
the hotel business in Cascade.
Rev. Father Palmer was in Cas-
-cade Thursday and Friday.
Geo.Langlev is herefrom Winni-
-peg, visiting his father, L Langley,
the tailor.
,TJie benefit entertainmentThurs-
day night was a success every way.
Proceeds, $22.50.
Born���In Cascade City, B. C,
Saturday, April 21, 1900, to the
wife of G. Devon, a son.
Mr. 1). A. Moore, ore purchasing
iigentfor the Trail Smelter company, was in town this week.
Mr. Robert Kelman returned
from Vancouver Wednesday, where
*>e had been to attend the wedding
���of his sister.
The C. P. R. has put in a crossing over its rails on Main street at
the depot for tbe benefit of those
who live on the south side of the
nt-racfc in that vicinity, Messrs. Car-
<den and Rochussen.
The first specimens of new vegetables-onions and lettuce, were received at this office yesterday.
They came from Laura' Ridge, and
Attest much for our soil and climate.
The transfer of the Dominion
Supply Co's business to Ferguson &
Ritchie, last week, relieved Mr. B
Wilcox from duty in that store, and
he and his wife left for Spokane
Thursday morning, where they intend to reside permanently.
There is more or less wanton destruction of deer in the hills hereabouts. Not much regard is given
to the prohibitive law in this matter, and steps should be taken by
the proper authorities to make an
example of one or more transgressors in the interest of this already
nearly extinct animal.
Two heads of families in Cascade
were rejoiced last week by the
arrival hereof their "better halves."
Mrs. S. F. Quinlivan, accompanied
by two children, arrived Saturday
from Winnipeg, and Mrs. H. 8.
Turner from Spokane. Mrs. Quinlivan will reside at the Cosmopolitan, and Mrs. Turner at the Record
B. F. Vancleve returned this
week from a visit to Sumpter, Ore.
He says the boom there is a fraud.
The town swarms with "beats" and
"bums." The largest and oldest
mine there is working only six
men, and the largest miil in the
camp has only ten stamps. There
ought to be some means of legally
^stopping such  fraudulent booms
which in tbe main are set in motion by transportation companies
and real estate sharks.
Miss Darrow has been quite ill
during the past week.
When is ibis "health certificate"
farce going to be retired ? That
Bossburg 50-cent extortion practiced on all passengers coming into Cascade by stage should cease.
There is a time when forbearance
ceases to be a virtue.
A. B. Clabon,  Speaking at  Montreal,  Does
Not Favor Mackintosh.
Montreal, April 26.���A. B. Clabon of Rossland, B. C, in an interview hers this morning regarding
the political situation in British
Columbia, attributed the present
condition of affairs to the lack of
interest on the part of the better
element of that province politically.
Speaking of Martin as leader of the
.government, Mr. Clabon said he
decidedly prefered to see Martin in
that position rather than Mackintosh. "For it was certain," he said,
"that if the latter, with his friends,
reached power there would be little
left for the province at the end of
.their term."
Accident at B. C. Sawmill, at Gilpin's Ranch.
Yesterday forenoon at 10:30, a
lad named Tom Gold met with an
accident at the sawmill at Gilpin's
ranch, which resulted in the loss of
a part of one of his hands, by coming in contact with a circular saw.
All the fingers were cut off including a portion of the back part of
the hand which was badly mutilla-
ted. The unfortunate boy was
taken to Grand Forks for medical
Dutton-Lamey Nuptials.
from Hintonburg and Mechanics-
ville have been swept by fire. This
covers an area from where the fire
originated on the Hull side on the
Chelsea road to the Experimental
Farm, a distance of about five
miles. The fire is still raging and
all that saved the city of Ottawa
was that the wind changed from
blowing in a southwesterly direction to a southeasterly direction.
There are various estimates of
the loss. What is looked upon
as a moderate estimate places the
loss at from $15,000,000 to $20,-
000,000. Some put it as high as
$30,000,000. On the Hull side the
only building of any consequence
now standing iB the Roman Catholic cathedral. Twelve thousand
people are homeless.
Hard  Story on C. P. R.
The section men at Moyie and
Moyelle are out on strike, and have
been since April 1-t. The men were
receiving $1.50 per day, and this
scale was lowered to $1.40. They are
staying out and claim they will
not go back to work until the old
scale is paid. As it is, the section
boss is looking after the road as
best he can alone.���Fernie Free
And this after the defeat of the
charter application.
P. Burns & Co's new brick block
in Nelson was damaged by fire the
other day to the extent of several
thousand dollars. The Tribune
Publishing Co., occupying the second floor of the building, were
frightened much and damaged to
some extent.
Phoenix miners endorse Htm.
Smith Curtis.
The Canidian Patriotic Fund has
reached the quarter million mark.
Fifty-two. members of the Canadian contingents have died from
one or other causes in South Africa.
Party lines cut down the standing room of a horde of office-seekers
and this is the reason they prefer it
free-for-all scramble. No party
lines, no  responsible  government.
There has been no event of startling importance in Couth Africa
this week, other than a battle or
two on a small scale, in which ihe
British forces gained prestige in position for the great struggle for the
capture of Pretoria and the relief
of Mafeking.
The persistent persecution-, of
any person or institution tends
finally to return sympathy for the
apparently persecuted. This is
proving the case relative to Premier Martin. The persistent dogging of the Premier by the political
press and politicians is very likely
to result in Mr. Martin's success at
the polls.
Who Lost the Watch.
Found���a watch; on the road between Cascade and English Point.
Owner can recover tbe same by applying to the Postmaster at English
Point and paying for this notice.
The marriage of Miss Sadie
Lamey. youngest daughter of Mrs.
Ellen Lamey, and Dr. W. 0 Dut-
ton was quietly celebrated at the
home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. J. W
Stewart, No. 2003 Riverside tivenne,
Spokane, Thursday morning. Dr.
Dutton will be remembered as the
hospital physician here in railway
construction times, and J, W.
Stewart as one of the managers for
Mann, Foley Bros. & Lnrsen.
Hull and Lower Ottawa Devastated by Fire
Ottawa, April 26���Part of Hull
has been swept by fire. It extended to Ottawa and is now ranging
in the vicinity of the C. P, R. depot.
The power house," Bronson's mills,
Booth's mills, McKay Milling
company's mills, Carbin's factory,
the residence of George Coster,
Booth's residence and a hundred
other residences are all in ashes.
The house of commons on account
of the fire, has adjourned until
Later���Almost the entire city
of Hull, all that part of Ottawa
known as Chaudire Flats, Roches-
terville as far back as St. Louis
dam, and the Experimental  Farm
The Wm. Hamilton
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have iu stock just what
you want when you start
out iu the hills or "up the
Shoes, Etc.
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moving events in the growing Boundary and Christina Lake sctions, there is
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Just get in line, follow the
crowd and subscribe to..
���e 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.
More Joyful to (live than to Receive.
Millionaires of the country who
made large additions to their wealth
through class legislation mainly, in
the past, were liberal in their donations to charitable objects. When
the world of wealthy people becomes fully possessed of the truth
of the joy of giving in life time instead of grasping their worldy belongings with a death grip, then
will good come to those of non-
accumulative dispositions. Rossi-
ter Johnson's compilation of public
gifts and bequests in the United
States which were made or became
operative during the year 1899,
shows there was a loosening of
purse strings unprecedented in this.,
country before. The total amount
was $62,750,000, exceeding the
total of; theprtvioiis-year by $24,-
750,000. The largest henefaction
of the year was that of > rs. Leland
Stanford, who gave to_ the Leland
Stanford, jr., university, stocks and
real estate of the face value of $38,-
000,000, and a cash market value
of $15,000,000. Next to her came
Andrew Carnegie, who gave to
libraries and other public institutions an aggregate of $5,000,000.
John D. Rockefeller's gifts were
smaller than usual for the year and
amounted to only $730,000 cash.
He offered the Chicago University
however, to duplicate all gifts made
to it during the year up to a total
of $2,000,000. P. A. B. Widener,
the Philadelphia millionaire,, gave
away funds to the amount of about
$2,000,000, while J. Pierpont Morgan's benefactions in money, valuable manuscripts and works of art
amounted   to    about    $1,350,000.
Others who gave away sums ranging from $750,000 to $1,500,000,
were P. D. Armour, Chicago; R. C.
Billings, Boston; Mrs. Emmon*
Blaine, Chicago; Edward Y. Perry,
Hanover, Mass.; Charles F. Smith,
Boston, and Cornelieus Vander-
bilt. Princeton University received
in anonymous gifts no less than
The coast papers have lately devoted a large amount of space to
Premier Martin, his doings and his
cabinet, mostly of a very abusive or
uncomplimentary nature. No direct or actual charges are laid
against him, with the exception of
a league with the Dunsmuirs, about
which even , they themselves cannot agree, hut ^insinuations are
made and trash about him and his
cabinet is dished up daily for the
edification of their readers. If
they have any charges or argument
to bring against, Martin or his colleagues, except tfeeir physical %i
firmities, let them come out with
them and leave off all this absurd
abuse of a man of whom they are
evidently afraid. The present
cabinet cannot be, to say the least,
any worse than some that British
Columbia has been cursed, with.���
Silverton Silvertonian.
Candidate Mackintosh of the
Rossland riding is in the East try.
ing to raise money to promote mining companies that are to operate
in the Sumpter district in Oregon-
but his heelers are holding mass
jmeetiugs and sending broadcast reports of the enthusiastic receptions
that are given Mackintosh in the
towns in the Boundary country.
What frauds politicians are.���Nelson Tribune.
M sal  M
fisl? anb Oysters,giue anb ftresseb Poultry
F. GRIBI, rigr.
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The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, noufdings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt  Delivery Made^
Correspondence Solicited..
That We
Can Do
All Kinds
Styles of
A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skill
Will Prove.
Give Us a Trial.
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April 28, 19M
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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 =g^r--_ mt_ _ sjsx.tjt:
April 28. 1000
In appealing to you as tbe  Pre-
.mier of (he Province,I beg to  lay
before you the 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
s >on as arrangements can be completed, of iIip Torrens Registry
3. 'Hie Redistribution ��>f the
constituencies on the 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, ami 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 t.ikea 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 inspection ofaM buildings, machinery
and works, with a view to compelling the adoption 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 ils operation, with a view of bringing about
iin amicable settlement. If no settlement is reached the principle of
the referendum will be applied and
a vote taken at the general electi.m
as to whether the law shall lie re-
repealed. If the law is sustained
by the vote it will be retained upon
the stiitut" book with its penalty
clause. If modifications can he
made removing any of the friction
brought about, without impairing
the principle of the law, they will
he adopted. If the vote is against
it the law will be repealed.
9. To re*tablish the London
Agency of British Columbia, and
to take every effective means of
bringing before the British public
ihe advantage* of this Province, as
a place for the profitable investment of c;i pi I al.
10. The retaining of the resources of the Province as an asset
for ihf benefit of the people, and
taking effective mennires to prevent
the alienation of the public domain,
, except I MKitinil setller^or foractual
bona fi>!e business, or industrial
purpose.., putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection with the same.
H. 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 ns not to impair the credit of the
13. In connection with the con-
Fire Insurance Agency
si ruction of Government mads and
trails, to provide by the employment of competent civil engineers
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 roads as a
specal favor to supporters of the
Government may be entirely discontinued.
14. Tn keep the ordinary annual
expenditure within the ordinary
annual revenue, in order to preserve
intact the. credit of the Province,
which is its best asset,
15. To adopt a system of government construction and operation
of raj I ways 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
understanding that unless 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 of the Province.
Proper connection wilhi-uch Kootenay railway to be given to the Inland
of Vancouver. With respect to other
purls 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 be opera led by the Government through a Commission.
16. A railway bridge to be constructed iu connection with the
Kooteiury railway across the Fraser
river, at or near New Westminster
and running powers gi.ven over it
to any railway company applying
for the same, under proper conditions.
17. In case it is thought at any
time advisable to give n bonus to
any railway company, the same to
be in cash, and not by way of a
land siant; and no such bonus to
be granted except upon the condition that a fair amount of the bonds
or shares of the company be transferred to the Province, and effective
means taken to give the Province
control of the freight and passenger
rates, and provision made against
such railway having any liabilities
against it except actual cost.
18. To take away from the
Lieutenant-Governor- in-Council,
nny power to make substantive
changes in the law, confining the.
jurisdiction entirely to matters of
detail in working out the laws enacted by the Legislature.
19. The establishment of an
institution within the Province for
the education of the Deaf nnd
20. To re|eal the Alien Exclusion Act, as the reasons justifying
ils enactment no longer obtain.
21. Amicable settlement of the
dispute with the Dominion Government as to Deadnnin's Island.
Stanley park and other lands, and
an nrinnremeit with Mr. Loricate,.
by which, 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
Gkohgk K. Stockkh, Agent.
Canadian ^
^Pacific Ky.
NEW MAP , . .
Christina Lake
Mining Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Compiled   by JOHX  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.
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 ftootenay
St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Same
cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
Direct Connection via Robson to and Irom all.
Leave CASCADE Arrive
16.34 Daily ex. Sun. 13.21
For rates and full Information address nearest local agent or,
F. E. Tebo, Agt., Cascade, B. C.
W.F. Anderson,      E.J.Coyle,
Trav. Pass.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson. B.C.     Vancouver.B.C.
m*~ m��-
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.
JSkcond Avkniik, Cascade City, B. C.
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April 38, 18M
Dominion Supply Company
A Full Assortment of Staple and Fancy
All accounts rendered the 15th of each month.
The   Premier the Most Interesting   Character in Canadian Politics.
This is one of the most interesting characters of Canadian political
life. What a figure he would have
been in the French revolution. It
is not necessary, as it is well nigh
impossible, to pronounce upon the
policy of the man. It is difficult
to discover any politics in the chaos
of British Columbia politics save
that of trying to obtain power. Is
there any other man in Canada, or
other man in Canada or elsewhere,
who could have done what this man
has done ? He was a very prominent figure in Manitoba politics.
It is said that be saved the Green-
way government from defeat in at
least one crisis. He was the fighting man of the cabinet. It is said
he fought inside the cabinet as well
as outside. When he went to
Ottawa he made everything lively
there���too lively for many. When
Laurier's government was formed
Martin was 'eft out. He went to
British Columbia���a thousand miles
from his former scene of battle.
British Columbia was in a whirlwind, out of which emerged Joseph
Martin. Sometimes he wus defeated; sometimes victorious. Sometimes he had a few followers; sometimes hardly any.    He was  fight
ing all the time. Every one knew
he was fighting all the time. One
would imagine, like Henry of
Navarre, he would bo a cheerful
fighter with a smile always hovering about him. He is premier at
last. One wonders what would
happen if he were to visit the maritime provinces in turn, then
Quebec, and finally Ontario. Of
the good and bad qualities of tbe
man we have nothing to say. But
among the men of the time passing
like shadows through life's brief
drama there is no more unique or
picturesque character than Joseph
Martin. One is irresistibly drawn
in thought to Stevenson's character
of Alan Breck crying out in glee,
after the bloody fight, to bis companion David: "Am I no' a bonny
fighter ?"���Presbyterian Review.
At an Exchange Sees It.
Simpson, showing ihe other side of
the question, but strongly favoring
government ownership if railways.
The articles taken together form an
excellent commentary on the railway situation in this district, and
afford much food for deep thought
by residents of the Boundary."
Inspector Thorpe  Has Seized 600,000 Peet
of Logs.
and cut them into lumber. Investigation revealed the fact that the
logs were destined for Spraggett's
mill at Grand Forks. Now Spraggett's mill is on the B. C. side aud
the man who had cut the logs had
evidently come from the B. C. side
hoping to run them out without
detection. Mr. Thorite reached the
ground just as the work of cutting
the logs had been finished. He
promptly seized the whole lot. in
the name of the government and
returned to Spokane to get instruc-
A. D. Thorpe, timber inspector
for the   laud   department   of   the
United States government,  is   in] (ions from   Washington.. The in-
Republic, on   important   business ! struct inns were that he should  sell
The following editorial comment
appeared in tbe Grand Forks Daily
Gazette of the 18th inst.
"The last i.��sue of the Cascade
Record contains an exceedingly
well-written and forcible article by
Mr. Stanley Mayall, iu which he
makes a scathing denunciation of
the C. P. R-, showing the necessity
of railway competition. It is an
article of interest to every resident
of this district. The same issue
contains an  article  by Mr. John
He arrived here a week ago nnd
went from here to Nelson, Wash.,
at the upper end of this county,
where he advertised for sale 600,-
000 feet of logs which were illegally
cut on the  American  side of the
line, between Nelson and Curlew,
on the Kettle river.
Late in the winter word reached
the land department thut a large
amount of logs were being cut in
the district mentioned. Inspector
Thorpe was sent from Spokane to
investigate. He came here and
went from here to Nelson and found
the story was correct. The logs
were lying in the snow along tbe
Kettle river, the evident purpose
being to throw them in the stream
as soon as the spring should come
and float them down to some mill
the logs and that is what he is now
going to do. lie posted notices at
Nelson that sealed bids would he
received at the end of Hi days. An
interesting fact is that the very
people who cut the logs last winter
will be among the bidders.���Republic Pioneer.
The people do not want a Martin
government, but in order to get
what they want they must find
candidates who can discuss the
issues that Mr. Martin has raised
without discussing Mr. Martin.
Personal abuse will not defeat Mr.
Martin. The independent electors
of British Columbia are taking 11
hand in this election.���Nelson
Support your local paper.


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