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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C,   FEBRUARY 3, 1900.
No. 13.
The Johnson Process of Forced Filtration a Success.
Can Extract Eighty-six Per Cent of Values
in Republic Ores in Three Hours���Time
Reduced From Six Days To Six Hours.
The experiments which are being
conducted hy S. H. Johnson, the
London metallurgist, on the treatment of Republic ore by what is
known as the "Johnson" process,
have been very satisfactory, although better results are expected.
His experiments were made with
roasted ores of the Republic mine
and resulted in the extraction of
80 per cent of gold in two hours
and 86 per cent in three hours'
treatment. Mr. Johnson is now
proceeding to make tests with treatment occupying four, five and six
The process is one of forced filtration and Mr. Johnston states
that the filtration in his experiments has taken but one minute,
and the washing and displacing of
the solution takes five minutes.
When it is considered that in the
process now in operation in the
Republic mine filtration by perco
lation occupies six days, it will be
seen that a great saving of time can
be made by the forced filtration
process. In talking of tho new
tests which have been made the
Republic Miner says:
"He has been using bromide of
cyanogen in his experiments to assist the action of the cyanide of
potassium, but in his next trials
will use the straight cyanide and
will extend the experiments from
one to 12 hours and thus be able to
compare the renpective merits of the
direct cyanide and the bromo-cya-
nide processes.
It is believed that the ores of Republic camp can be treated by the
Johnson process at a cost'much less
than that of the present system,
and it will be possible to handle
even the lowest grade ore of the
camp at a profit by the new
Mr. Johnson says that these
roasted ores are the best he has
ever seen for filtration, so far as his
experiments have yet progressed.
They filter twice as well as the best
ores of West Australia aud in one-
fifth the time.
In West Australia the best ores
are treated for $1.40 per ton, and it
is more than possible   that   Mr.
Johnson's experiment* may demonstrate that the Republic ores ran
be handled for equally as low a
figure, in which event it would be
possible to treat ores of as low a
grade as $5 per ton and still secure
a good profit.
The securing of 86 per cent extraction in a three-hour treatment
is quite an achievement in itself,
but Mr. Johnson says he will not
be satisfied until he can secure the
extraction of at least 95 per cent of
the values in from four to six
hours. If this result can be obtained the success of the process in
this camp is assured.
An exti'aition of 33 per cent of
the silver values are secured, and
Mr. Johnson believes that this
also can be increased. It is doubtful, he says, however, if the increase
of extraction in the case of either
the gold or silver can be carried
past a certain point without increasing the expense to such an
extent as to annul the profits, and
it is to the ascertaining of this exact point that he is now bending
his energies, it having already been
demonstrated that the ores of the
camp are amenable to the treat
john Mckinley loses his way.
Forty-eight  Hours  in  the Snow and   Icy
Fastnesses of the Mountains.
On Wednesday of last week,
early in the morning, a young man
came to this office to inquire about
ihe Dewdney trail. He desired to
id to Rossland and asked if we
thought it safe to take the trail
cutoff. We earnestly advised him
not to attempt such a dangerous
task. He was thinly clad aud had
no overcoat. In this connection
we find the following in the Ross-
la i d Record of Tuesday last. The
McKinley referred to is the man
who came to this oflice the Wednesday previous:
John McKinley had a terrible
experience in walking over the
I'cwduey trail from Cascade City,
narrowly escaping death from the
cold. He started last Wednesday
to walk over the trail from Cascade
io Sophie mountain, but lost his
way on the first summit before
ciining to Sheep creek. With no
blankets and unable to find shelter
he wondered around in the snow
and the bitter cold until Friday,
when he found the trail again. He
i hen made his way to the Evening
mine on Nigger mountain, having
traveled between 20 and 30 miles.
His f<et were badly frozen and he
could not have traveled much farther without giving out entirely.
He was taken good care of at the
Evening till Saturday   afternoon,
when Hugh Hastings, the superintendent of the Arthur, brought him
to the city on his horse and took
him to the Sisters hospital. He
is doing well and will suffer no permanent injury from his experience.
Too Much Exaggeration.
No good can come to the individual
or the mining camp which he represents from the exaggerated reports of rich finds that are so much
in vogue at the present time. From
the new districts ai.d the old ones
now being revived the daily newspapers are bewildering with statements of ores being found which
run into the hundreds of dollars
to the ton. Experienced miners
understand that in a new property
a very rich assay represents a very
small find, both to the assay test
and the ore in view, whereas the
statements are so contrived as to
convey the idea to the uninitiated
that the ore is both rich and
abundant. For the good of the
state and the industry as a whole
such reports should not be made.
The truth is good enough and will
always prove the more profitable.���
Mining World.
The Banquet was Necessarily  Postponed���
It Had Been "Swiped."
The ladies of the Bell-street
Methodist church, Ottawa, were
shocked la��t Thursday night on
discovering that their banquet had
been stolen.
There was to have been a church
social in the school room and the
ladies of the congregation had
worked hard all the afternoon,
decorating fourteen tables in the
room. Shortly after 5 o'clock
everything was in readiness and
the ladies retired toprepare for the
evening entertainment,which was to
commence at 7.30 o'clock. About
7 o'clock, the first of the ladies returned and were astounded at finding that the entire feast had disappeared. All the viands, knives,
forks, plates, dishes, spoons, tablecloths,���everything, had vanished
and the fourteen tables were bare.
At first it was supposed that someone had perpetrated what was intended for a practical joke, but
soon it became apparent there was
no joke about the matter and the
social was indefinitely postponed.
The case has been placed in the
hands of the police, but nothing so
far has been discovered as to who
are the perpetrators of the outrage.       	
Shs���Guess what I paid for my
new hat? He���Nothing; I paid
for it.
S. F. Quinlivan Gets the Open Work,
Olaf Oleson the Tunnel.
As Soon as Conditions are Favorable Large
Forces of Men will Begin��Work on Cascade Water Power and Light Co's Flume.
The tenders submitted by contractors, in numbers reported to be
twelve, to the Cascade Water Power
and Light Co., to drive a tunnel
400 feet and remove 20,000 cubic
yards of rock, were passed upon by
the authorized agents of the company the forepart of this week, the
result being announced that S. F.
Quinlivan had been awarded the
task of removing the rock in the
open, and Olaf Oleson that of driving the tunnel.
The amounts of cash payments
involved in these two contracts are
of considerable magnitude, their
exactness being carefully concealed
from general view, matters of which
the agent here declares the public
is no more entitled to know than it
has to be conversant with the cost
of his bread and butter.
Strictly speaking this may be a
fact. But this community don't
care a whit what he pays for his
bread and butter, or whether he
pays for it at all, for it cuts no figure
in the weal or woe of the locality as
a whole. In the more important
matter of the power works it is
different, as upon that hinges more
or less its present commercial status.
In the interest of sub-contracting
the work at the lowest obtainable
figures, it is politic to keep the
original sums under cover. However, the public can endure this
slight privation with good grace;
the development work will proceed
whether the public is accurately
posted in detail or not, and Cascade
will rightfully enjoy the reputation
of having Ihe largest payroll of any
town of it�� size in the Boundary, as
close on to 100 men will be on the
different lists.
As the agent here is uncommunicative and unnecessarially, we
think, averse to any publicity as
relates to the affairs of the company,
we shall have to content ourself in
keeping our eyes and ears open and
and holding frequent consultations
with Madam Rumor, as to the progress of the works and any connected matters of public interest,
avoiding at all limes knowingly
printing any misstatements.
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February 3, 1900
The Chinese New Year is on.   It
does not make much noise  in  this
community.       The     almond-eyed
population is limited here.
The Board of License Commissioners will meet in Trail next
Friday.    Four  applications,  three
for Trail and one for Phoenix, will
be passed upon.
Tbe Republic Pioneer says it cost
the two candidates for mayor of
Grand Forks $3,000 each, and
judges from this point of view that
votes come high in that crotch of
the Kettle river.
Mrs. G. K. Stocker was circulating a subscription paper Wednesday, in the interest of Grandma
Southam, who lost everything by
the burning of her home Tuesday
afternoon. The generous-hearted
citizens of Cascade responded liberally.
The Republic mine has ordered
40 carloads of machinery for its
new big cyanide plant, from
Chicago, Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
New York. The C. P. R. obtained
the entire contract for its transportation in competition with all the
American trans-continental   lines.
Mrs. W. M. Wolverton was taken
seriously ill a week ago yesterday,
a physician being summoned from
Grand Forks. This week she has
been very sick, but at last accounts
was slightly improved. Mr. Wolverton came down from Summit
City and remained here during the
Mr. Wm. Forrest, J. P. of Gladstone, was in town the early part
of the week. In his honor Mr. R.
Darrow and Miss Darrow entertained at a small party at dinner
and cards in the evening. The
guests included Mr. Wm. Forrest,
Mr. Angus Cameron, Miss Kate
Cameron and Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Ernest Bunting, who had been
employed the past year in the retail department of the B. C. Mercantile & Mining Syndicate, of
Cascade, severed bis connection
with that house this week, and
Wednesday went to Greenwood.
He will take a position with his
father, H. Bunting, a lumber merchant of that city. Ernest is a
sobtr, industrious young man, and
no doubt will be successful where-
ever he goes.
The next social of the Presbyterian church will be held Thursday,
Feb. 8th, in the north room of the
Townsite Co's building. The prices
of admission will be as follows:
Adults, 25 cents; children, 10 cents;
family tickets, admitting two
adults and children accompanied
by their parents, 50 cents. A
pleasing programme is being prepared, and it is expected all will
attend ready to do what they can
toward a pleasant evening's entertainment.
Cascade Public School.
The following marks show the
relative standing of the pupils of
the Cascade school during January:
Third Class: Jennie McRae, 699;
JesBie Hyde, 652; Ralph Wolverton, 640; Robert Thompson, 603:
Willie Walling, 572.
Senior Second Class: Alonzo
Scott, 600; Edwin Greer, 579; Herbert Greer, 533; Ava Black, 480;
Duncan McRae, 457.
Junior Second Class: Jesse
Baulne, 376; Andrew Thompson,
Second Primer: Wilbur Greer,
375; Joseph Baulne, 352; John
McRae, 312; Willie Thompson,
283; Mary Thompson, 265.
First Primer: John Thompson,
A Kind-hearted Stranger.
When Mrs. Southam, who is over
70 years of age, discovered her
little home to be on fire, she attempted to run hurriedly up the hill from
her daughter's where she was visiting at the time, and in doing so
she over exerted herself and fell
prostrated on the ground. Just
then, a young man came to her
assistance, lifted her up, said a
few consoling words, and placed a
$5 bill in her hand. Mrs. Southam
says she would like to know who he
is, that she may thank him for
his kindness. It is said he came
in on the noon train that day- In
speaking of the circumstance, we
heard one lady remark, "He haB a
dear old mother somewhere, of
whom he was thinking at the
time." Surely Buch tangible, disinterested sympathy is worthy of
more than a passing note.
Later���It was learned that the
young man's name is Geo. Tunstall,
who is representing the Hamilton
Powder Co.
Wanted to See the Priest.
One day this week a man was
noticed loitering around in  the vicinity of the new church.   On be
ing asked what he was looking for
said, "I want to   see   the   priest."
The "priest," Rev. Mr. McCoy,
was not at home the first time the
man looked for him, but next day
he was found. It seems the fellow
some thirteen years ago had
taken an oath before a justice that
he would never take another drink
of intoxicating liquor. He has
now repented of that act and desires to be absolved from the obligation, and thought the "priest"
the proper party to appeal to in
this case. Rev. McCoy told the
gentleman that the agreement
could not be annuled for it was
made with God, and God would
not consent to such a proposition,
Unless both parties to the obligation were agreeable to its abrogation, its violation would be a great
sin.   The man sorrowfully retired.
Keep your eye on Cascade.
This will give Miners, Prospectors, Householders, Hotel-
keepers and Visitors the best
trading opportunities they
ever had or are likely to have.
IT MEANS    ���
Goods can be bought at the
following extraordinary rates:
Flour, $1.50 per Sack
Sugar, 14 lbs. for $1
Overalls, 65 cents
Gloves, 50 cents
Uuderwear, $1.25 a Suit.
Boots, $1.00 to $2.00 per
pair Reduction
German Socks 70c a Pair
Ladies' Kid Gloves,
Fownes, $1.00
Flannellette, 3 yds for 25c
And everything else in our big
and varied stock at equally
low prices.
Friends out of town can secure a share of these bargains
by remitting cash with order,
and utilizing express or parcel
post facilties.
N. B. It must be particularly
noted that we cannot guarantee
continuance of above rates one
single day after re-organization.
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THE   B. C. j
Syndicate, Ltd.,
Is according to Original
Arrangements to be
Re-organized in March
To this end instructions have
been given to
The B. C. Mercantile and Mining
Syndicate, ltd.
Long distance 'phone in connection.      Assay prices as usual,
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The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of Bast Yale.
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. c
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Published ou Saturdays  at  Cascade.  It. ('.,
11. s. titknkk Editor.
Per Year  $2.00
Six Months      1.85
To Foreign Countri-s      2.50
Advertising Hates Furnished on Application,
Tn* Uecord is on shIu nt tlie following places:
Simpson's New-stand   Iinislnml
Linton Bros    Rosslnnd
Tlionipsnn   Stationery Co ,  Nelson
H, A. Kiim & Co  Greenwood
K. P. Petrie  Grand i<'ork8
John W. Graham k Co,..   Spokane, Wash
Cascade Drug Co    Cascade
Wm. Meadows  .. Cascade.
If there is a blue mark in t****i
this square, your subscrip- ��� ���
tion is due, and you are in-1 %
vited to remit. ������������������
Out of 125 cases of small pox in
Spokane, only three have proved
Mr. A. M. Johnson has transferred the Mugwump, Gold Bug and
Sunrise mineral claims to Mr. J.
A. Netherfield, of Rossland.
Lieut. J. W. Oshome, of Toronto,
son of J. K. Osborne, was killed in
action with Gen. Lyttleton's force
Jan. 26th. He was 27 years of
Princeton is to have a local
paper, by name, The Similkameen
Star. R. E. Gosnell and James
Anderson are the promoters of this
During the past week the war
newH has been of a gloomy nature.
The British forces have been checkmated iu every movement, and the
outlook is not very encouraging.
Spion Kop was relinquished immediately after capture, and the
British forces retreated across the
Tugela. Yesterday's latest news
reported Gen. Buller engaged agaiu
and it is thought he was having
another go at Spion Kop. As the
Imperial government's eyes are
gradually being opened to the immensity of the South African job
now on its hands, its ideas of the
size of the force needed to meet the
enemy successfully aie growing.
There are already 213,000 troops
with 452 guns in South Africa.
Yet the Boers have scarcely been
budged a foot. These times are the
days of seriousness with the British
empire in all its parts. Local, Dominion and Imperial parliaments
are in session. But the matter of
most deep concern is the great
struggle in South Africa. In silent
contemplation the nation awaits
developments, with emotions of
both hope and fear.
The south half of the Colville
Indian reservation, it has been officially announced, will not be
opened for settlement for at least
six months yet.
The Greenwood Fire department
has purchased 100 chairs for the
use of its members. It should now
vote an appropriation for sole-
leather with which to protect the
seat of its pants.
Does the Nelson Miner class itself in the great array of "fool-
newspapers" to which it so flippantly refers ? If not, why not ? According to its local contemporary,
the Tribune, and most of the "fool-
newspapers," it belongs in  the list.
Jo-nah Martin is succeeding admirably in establishing an unenviable reputation in his political
career in this province. The opposition, though descending to questionable methods to establish a
"want of confidence" in the government, ought to feel a bit degraded
in Joe's company.
P. Burns, the meat dealer, iB
building a costly residence in Calgary. This fact seems to annoy
the journalists of both Rossland
and Nelson. They charge Mr.
Burns with putting an extra cent
to the price of their meat to do
this. Dollars to doughnuts, if he
had put three extra cents to the
price of meat and put up palatial
residences in their towns, too, they
wouldn't have yipped a solitary
We see by the papers that Republic is making a move to improve tbe wagon-roads between
that town and Grand Forks. The
commissioners of Ferry county are
acting in conjunction with C. P. R.
officials, and agree to vote $350 for
the purpose named if the railway
company, who is the greatest beneficiary, will appropriate $1000.' To
enhance the value of real estate
and generally improve business,
there is nothing that will prove
more beneficial than good wagon
Stewart & Welch, says the Nelson Miner, have secured the contract for constructing the Nelson-
Balfour railroad. The statement
now appears to be affirmed. The
successful bidders represent the
firm of Mann, Foley Bros. & Larson, of St. Paul. The work will
commence immediately, as the
purchasing of supplies has begun.
Mr. J. A. Bertois of the B. C.
livery stable has embarked in the
hotel business, having rented the
Cosmopolitan building for that
purpose. Bert is a keen business
man, has many friends and ought
to succeed in his new venture.
It is reported that a San Francisco party is in the Boundary preparatory to organizing a company
to work the bed of the Kettle river
by hydraulic methods.
Ed. Johnson was taken to the
Greenwood hospital on Tuesday by
Constable Darraugh. Some time
ago he got into an encounter and
was badly hurt. Later he was
found at the Central hotel in a bad
shape, and was removed to the
hospital on the advice of the
physician,    It   is   said   that    he
formerly worked  at    the    .Mother
Lode mine.���Phoenix Pioneer.
Financial Statement Covering Time   Since
The Ladies' Aid Society of Cascade has a right to feel proud of
the result of its labors for the past
six months. The total receipts of
the socity during that period were
$143.55. In the same time, from
July 14, 1899, to Feb. 1st, 1900, the
total disbursements amounted to
$120.45, leaving a balance of $23.10.
The disbursements made were as
follows : Church Building Fund,
$55.75; Home Missions, $25.40;
Bible, lamps, dishes, $25.00; Klondike Nurse Fund, $2.00; Sundries,
$12.30. In addition to the foregoing the ladies, previous to organizing the Aid society, raised $45.00,
which was applied on the Church
Building Fund, making a total of
about $200 raised by the ladies in
the past six or eight months, a
record that would bo creditable to
a much larger place than Cascade.
The Hotel Cascade has been doing a landoffice bushiest* the past
This week we have enjoyed frosty
and sunny weather. Yesterday it
began snowing.
Yesterday was "bear" or "ground
hog" day, and there were no
shadows to indicate a  late spring.
The town has been full of
strangers this week. The letting of
the flume contracts has brought
many here seeking employment on
the work.
Rossland, in various ways, swelled the Mansion House fund $2,500.
Greenwoods "Pay, Pay, Pay" entertainment produced $500 for the
same fund.
Work has been commenced on
the new railway depot here by a
gang of carpenters. The new building will be located just west of the
present temporary affair.
Mr.  S.  J.  Quinlivan   will    put
about 50 men to work next week on
his contract, which consists of the
removal   of   some    20,000   cubic
yards of rock.    He says on   both
contracts many more men will be
needed than there are at present in
Mrs Jos. H. McDonald arrived
in Cascade Tuesday, from Price-
ville, Ont., and is stopping with
her husband at the Hotel Cascade.
Mr. McDonald is employed on the
big dam works. The lady was accompanied by Miss Hanna Sullivan, the bride-elect of Mr. M. J.
Quinlivan. We understand Mr.
Quinlivan and Miss Sullivan have
gone to Grand Forks to arrange for
their marriage the forepart of next
week. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald
and others from Cascade will attend the ceremony.
West Seattle.
fPHE on'y place in the Northwest where tlie
genuine Keeley Treatment can he obtained
Fine building, good board, pleasant and
healthful surroundings, and the arrangements
admit of the strictest privacy lor patients, either
ladies or gentlemen. Tlie Keeley'I reuimeiit affords the only safe and sure cure fur the liquor,
opium, morphine, cocoalnc, chloral, und other
drugs, and also for tobacco 'poisoning Parties
interested are Invited to eall at the Institute and
investigate for themselves. All isorrespondcuco
C. H. Nixon, Mgr.
We do not keep "everything
nnder the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Etc.,
OTjIT "DV Tl'D/'YCi of ��� an Francisco,
OXLjIjJJ I OxlKJ D California, Assay-
ers and Mining Experts. To the Mining Public
of the Pacific Northwest: We beg to advise you
that we have opened a brunch of our business at
No. 2051.; Washington s-t., Portland, Oregon, to
accommodate our numerous clients in the Northwest. As our name for prompt and reliable work
in the past is known ill every mining camp west
nfllieKocliies.it will guarantee onr future success. Our certificates are Invariably accepted by
banks and mining corpora Hoi is as linn!. Numerous investors waiting for sound mining properly.
We are now read v for work. Send In your samples with letter of Instructions and charges, und
we will give yon prompt returns. Our charges
are���Cold and silver, $1.60 Gold, Copper and Silver, 13.00. Coal, .-oil and other minerals, .$n.00
each. P&~ Check assays a specially. SELBY
BROTHERS, Assayers and Mining Experts, No.
205H Washington St., Portland, Oregon. Hand
Power Stamp Mills for sale���$80 complete.
Christina Lake
Mining Camps.
Price, $1.25, post paid.
Compiled   by JOHN  A.  CORYELt ,  P. L. S.
This map contains the latest locutions on Shamrock and Castle  Mountains, 011  Baker, Sutherland and Mellne Creeks, und iu the Hurnt liasln.
For sale hy
Cascade, B.C.
Certificates of Improvements.
John Bull and Marinette Mineral Claims siuiutc
in the Grand Forks mining division 1 f Osoyoos division ol Yale district.
Where located:-On the Fast side of ..IcKae
creek, near Gladstone townsite, 11. C.
Tuko Notice that I, I. K. Young, acting as
agent for the John Hull Mnes, limited, V. M. 1 .,
No. lIlSHJa, Free Miner's Certificate No, 1111(440,
Intend, sixty days fnun the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder forCertlfioutosof Improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining crown grunts
of ihe above claims,
Aud further tuke notice I hat notion, under section K7,inust he commenced before tlie issuance ol
said Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 27th day of November, A.D., 1800.
It. H. Younci, P. L. S.
Young & Burnet, Rossland, H. O. li!
application will be made to the Parliament
of Canada at tlie next session thereof, for an
act to incorporate a company to construct and
maintain a railway from a point on the International Boundary Line near Cascade, British
Columbia, thencs in a westerly direction following the valley of tlie Kettle river to a point ou the
Boundary I.inc ut or near 1'arson, with a branch
from a point at or near Grand Forks to a point 50
miles up the North Pork of the Kettle river.follow-
Ing the valley of the same rlver.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 Inti rnational Boundary line at
or near Midway, with power to tlie company to
construct, operate and maintain telegraph and
telephone lines, as well for commercial purposes
as for the business of the company and for all
other necessary and usual powers,
Dated this 2nd day of December, 189B.
For himself and the other applicants. 12
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February 3, 1900
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:
[Z.. Just get in line, follow the
crowd and subscribe to..
lhe 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.
Frank Hutchinson,  one of   the
principal  owners  of   the   Elmore
mine on Shamrock mountain, left
last Saturday for Rossland, where
he intends to remain till the spring
season opens.
Mr. William Reynolds, who
formerly conducted the Cosmopolitan hotel in Cascade, has taken
charge of a hotel in Grand   Forks.
Workmen have been engaged this
week removing the false structure
from under the railway bridge on
the east side of town.
The Yale-Columbia Lumber Co.
has put in a mill at Long Lake.
In the wrestling match between
W. J. Sandry and Jim Woods, at
Greenwood, victory was awarded to
the latter.
Paul Johnson has been appointed general manager of the smelting
department of the British Columbia
Copper Co.
The Jewel mire in Long Lake
camp iB employing 25 men.
Owing to the glut of freight at
Greenwood, which cannot be removed by the consignees because
of bad roads, the C. P. R. has rented additional storage room, and
shippers must settle the expense
thus necessitated.
Mrs. Chas. Banpfield this week
visited serveral of the bustling
towns up the line, for the purpose
of meeting former acquaintances,
and acquiring more definite knowl-
ed of the country and its prospects.
Cascade, the Gateway City.
Y)ow under development. Look at the immense
���/'dam, 400 feet long and 50 feet high, now under construction. The flume and tunnel to convey the water will be
16 feet wide, 13 feet deep and 1000 feet long. The water
will be conveyed from the mouth of the tunnel to the water-
wheels, through two iron pipes, each 8^ feet in diameter and
2000 feet long, with a perpendicular fall of 156 feet.
Excavation for a power-house is now in progress near
the wagon road bridge, and the excavation alone will cost $10,-
000. Development of this power is now under construction
and will be prosecuted as rapidly as possible. A. 10,000
horse power will be obtained, which will be used in developing electrical power to be transmitted to all the mines in the
Boundary and Christina Lake Districts.
Estimated cost of plant, complete, is $500,000.
Beautiful Christina Lake and Surroundings!
The fisherman's delight and the hunter's paradise. This
lake is 18 miles long and from one to three miles in width.
The Mineral Wealth
About Cascade City, while practically undeveloped, is
most promising, and marvelous wealth awaits the hand of
man to reveal the country's hidden resources.
Look closely at our advantageous location and you will not
fail to have a good impression of
Cascade, the Gateway City.
The miners' union has 200 members.
Twenty-eight pupils are in attendance at the public school.
The miners propose to open their
new hall with a ball on Feb. 22,
Washington's birthday.
The Phoenix branch of the Eastern Townships bank it was expected would be opened for business
this week.
Phoenix is ambitious. It is
anxious to put aside its swaddling
clothes, don long dresses and take
on the airs of cityhood. Hence its
citizens are arranging for incorporation. As a city set on a hill, ma;
it shine.
Had  oo Terrors for Contractors   oa   tbe
Longest Tunnel In the World.
They had no fear nor superstitious misgivings concerning unlucky numbers who undertook one.
of the greatest engineering enterprises of the century which began
November 13, 1899, when the first
blow was struck on the Simplon
tunnel. This tunnel will be twelve
and a half mile* long���the longest
in the world, and is to be completed in five and a half years at a cost
of $13,413,500. It will be the third
tunnel connecting Italy with outlying countries by rail and will:
save 43J miles between Paris and'
Beautiful Christina Lake with its
surroundings, is the coming pleasure resort for the summer season.
That We
Can Do
All Kinds
Styles of
ftF".Vr"Wr""fPrfrnr. imfWm rfrrrfrrrfrrrrr^
A Test
Of Our
Artistic Skifl
Will Prove.
Give Us a Trial.
February 3, 1900
Mrs. Soutbam's Residence Burned.
Tuesday afternoon last about
3:30 o'clock, flames were seen issuing from the roof of the little house
occupied by Mrs. Southam, on the
brow of the hill buck of the burned
district on First avenue. Before
the alarm hud been sounded and
scarcely anyone had arrived on the
scene the structure was hopelessly
enveloped in flames, and was totally destroyed with all its contents,
which constituted all of the unfortunate woman's earthly possessions,
one old rocking chair being all that
was saved. At the time Mrs.
Southam was visiting her daughter
Mrs. Brown, residing at the base of
the hill mentioned, two or three
rods distant. The fire is supposed
to have originated from a defective
flue.   No insurance.
The building was an inexpensive
one and belonged to the Townsite
Phoenix's Railroad Problem.
Jay P. Graves, after interviewing
the C. P. R. officials, writes from
Montreal under date of Jan. 16, to
L. C. Crawford, of Phoenix, as
'The officials inform us that
they expect to complete that trackage, if the snow does not interfere,
as soon as the line is completed to
Midway, and that they will lay it
for our own use at once if we have
any freight of any consequence to
move, and that it will be laid as
eoon as we require it for ore shipments, so that the people interested
at Phoenix need not worry about
the spur as it will be ready as soon
as we are ready for it, which will
be sometime the last of February
at the latest."
An Attempt to Burglarize.
Monday evening, some miscreant
on burglary bent, broke open the
back door to a little building just
west of the Columbia hotel, and
with an icepick tried to break open
a well filled trunk, the property of
Mrs. Banprield, which had been
temporarily stored there. The
would-be thief must have been
frightened away before he had accomplished his purpose, as the
trunk was unopened, but the teeth
of the pick were found broken off
in the lock. For the benefit of the
unsuccessful burglar and the safekeeping of the trunk, we will say it
was removed, the owner being absent at the time from town.
A Five-ton Boiler Hauled from Bossburg to
Republic on an Improvised Sled.
Last Saturday, a large steam
boiler passed through town on its
way to Republic. It was said to
weigh five tons. It was loaded on
an improvised sled made of logs cut
by the wayside, and which it is
claimed hat! to be renewed several
times during the trip. It was
drawn by eight horses, with eight,
more on hand for heavy grades.
The price for transportation of the
boiler, we understand, was five
cents per pound. This would give
the freighters $500. As it took
sixteen horses and four men about
two weeks to make the trip, there
was not a large profit in the contract, when the expense of feeding
is taken into account. Besides, the
roads being icy, the horses were
sharply calked, and not one of
them had a well limb under him,
being frightfully cut and maimed.
Death of Mr. Newbond ol Ymir Under Most
Distressing Circumstances.
News comes from Ymir of a dis
tressing accident on Thursday of
last vteel<. A msn: i amed New-
bond biid tbe contract for removing
the cord wood used at the Tamarac
mine. He had taken part of the
wood away on Thursday afternoon
about 4 o'clock and was busy teaming off the remainder when a pile
of wood, on top of which was four
feet of snow and ice, fell on him
burying him in the snow and breaking his left leg in two places. The
unfortunate man remained where
he fell, partially covered with the
cordwood, from 4 o'clock Thursday
afternoon until between 8 and 9
o'clock on Friday morning, when
he was discovered. Dr. Keller was
at once sent for and although the
injured man recovered his senses
for a short time the rally was only
temporary, and he died very shortly after being rescued.
is the Property of the Party Owning the
Last week John Mulligan vs.
the Phoenix Lumber Co. et als, in
a suit for damages before Judge
Spinks of Greenwood in the County
Court, was awarded $45 for 91
trees cut from his mining claim by
the defendants.
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.
fist} anb Oysters, giue anb ftresseb Poultry
F. GRIBI, rigr.
Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY.
7 >^- -N^'  >^- >^- >^- ^^' ^^" -N^' XA   ^^   ^^  T   "��G^    CS -O- -f -f  O"   -C^r  -<-'  '/&*���    ���*r  f    ��-
1 ��iqucyrs, ^)ines anb Cigars.1
OT       A specialty made of Imported Goods. Glassware and bar       wffl
A> Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for KAj
W. Pabst's Milwaukee Beer. Sk
X   MAIN STREET,        ....      CASCADE, B. C. yjj
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,
-    CASCADE, B. C.
Situated at the new town of Gladstone, near the Burnt
Basin Mining Region and only 18 miles from Cascade; 10
miles from Christina Lake. One of the nest hotel buildings between Cascade and Brooklyn. Good Livery Stahle
in connection.
The Cascade Sawmill
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, Houldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt Delivery Made.
Correspondence Solicited.
\. -  \ ��� <
February 3, 1900
��� ��� ��� a
The Centre of the Par-famed Similkameen District.  $
A Mining and Agricultural Centre. 8
Lots Now on the flarket. ��
Third Avenue, 100 Feet Wide. Lots, 30x150.
Corner Lots, $150.        Inside Lots, $100.
Corner Lots, $100.
Inside Lots, $75.
Ut Terms, 1-3 Cash; Balance, Three and Six Months.
U   For Further Particulars, Apply to . .
[��j General Agents,
R- H. PARKINSON, Fairview.
The work of sinking the shaft on
the Crown Silver claim, was begun last Saturday.
In the Mother Lode mine two
crosscuts are being run east and
west from the 200-foot level.
James Fisher is prospecting his
claim, the Eugene fraction, by the
sinking of a shaft which is already
down 12 feet.
The shaft in the Butcher Boy is
down 50 feet, where some crosscut
work will be done, when the shaft
will be carried down 50 feet
Machinery has been installed in
the Buckhorn. The main shaft is
down 100 feet and timbered. A
station is being cut at the 100-foot
level, where some crosscutting will
be done.
The shaft of the Ah There is
down 55 feet.
The machinery for the Greyhound has arrived.
C. P. R. Will Build Telegraph Headquarters.
It is officially announced that it
is the intention of the Canadian
Pacific Railway Telegraph company
to erect one of the most up-to-date
telegraph buildings in the Dominion on  the site of their   present
headquarters in Montreal. The
building will be equipped with all
the latest improvements as regards
facilities for handling the rapidly
increasing business.
Cape Nome Sand is Being Transported to
San Francisco for Treatment.
So rich in gold are the sands at
Cape Nome, Alaska, that vessels
have been engaged to carry cargoes
of it to San Francisco for treatment
on an extensive scale. It is said to
average twenty-live to fifty cents
and more a pan, and to grow richer
the farther from shore one gets.
Contemplation of the vast wealth
thus covered by the ocean waters
"dazzles the mind and confuses the
brain" one old miner says; but the
gold is there, beyond doubt, and
men will devise ways and means to
secure it. As the present diggings,
already famed for their richness,
are in the same beach sands which
are left dry by the falling of the
tide, there can be little doubt that
nearly the entire coast line of Bering Strait, even to some distance
from the shore, is yellow with the
metal that moves the world.���
Northwest, Magazine.
Pay tbe printer and notice the
charming, mellowing affect it has
on him.
Jinio���What did the minister
say when the plate came up ?
Hingso��� He said he wouldn't
mind so much if the buttons were
all alike.
Church Service
Divine service will be conducted by Kev. Joseph
Met oy, M. A. tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 ft.in. und
T:3(l p.m., Standard Time, in the new church.
Siihlmtb school at 2:30 p.m. in the same plttce.
All are cordiallv  invited to attend.
Watchmaker, Jeweller and Optician.
Eyes Scientifically Tested
Free of Charge	
Dominion Hall Block,     -      COLUMBIA, B.C,
.... C. H. Thomas, Prop. ...
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this part of tin
district. Headquarters for Contractors, Mining Men
and Travellers.
Well Stocked Iter in Connection.
Second Avenue,
Cascade City. British Columbia.
^ossburg-Columbia Stage $1���,
Runs daily from Grand Forks to Bossburg and return, meet
trains both ways on 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. 8
February 8, 1800
| Dominion ^e
I Company o
ARE Headquarters.-'
*yp AIM is to carry the
"'   Best of Everything.
\JUI (jIUUC t0 BUCh proportions that we buy in large quantities, and can make tlie Hotel Keeper, Mine Owner or Prospector every
inducement to trade with us. If
you should need
Blacksmith's Coal
ml"i:or stumping Powder
Caps or Fuse
In largeorsiwall lots, give us a rail.
==3    9
Visiting Cards
Business Cards
Shipping Tagsl
Statements, Etc.
. OF .
The Record
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
Hutchins &
Are now located in Bossburg
with ten four-horse teams, and
are prepared to deliver freight
in Cascade, Grand Forks and
Greenwood on SHORT NOTICE.
Orders received by Telephone,
and prompt delivery guaranteed.
Delivered free to
any part of the
8. Lander's ranch above Midway,
was the scene of a quiet marriage on
Tuesday afternoon. Alfred E, Hor-
ridne of London, Eng., was married
to Miss Annie Turner of Derby,
Eng. The Rev. W. A. Robins
officiated. The bride was given
away by Mr. Lander, and J. C.
Dufresne acted as best man. The
couple will make their home on the
well-known Mackie Ingram ranch,
which was purchased by Mr. Hor-
riilge.���Greenwood Times.
NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of
British Columbia, at its next session, for an Act to incorporate a
Company with power to construct,
equip, maintain and operate telephone and telegraph lines within
and throughout the Province of
British Columbia, and to construct,
erect and maintain such and so
many poles and other works and
devices as the Company deem necessary for making, completing
supporting, using, working, operating and maintaining the system of
communication by telegraph and
telephone, and to open or break up
any part or parts of the said highways or streets as often as the said
Company, its agents, officers or
workmen think proper, and for the
purposes of the undertaking to
purchase, acquire or lease and hold
and sell and dispose of lands,
buildings or tenements within the
limits aforesaid, and to purchase or
lease, for any term of years, any
telephone or telegraph line estnb-
���ished or to be established, in
British Columbia, connected or lo
be connected with the line which
the Company may construct, and
to amalgamate with or lease its
line or lines or any portion or
portions thereof, to any Company
possessing, as proprietor, any line
of telephone or telegraph communication connecting, or to be connecting, with the said Company's
line or lineB, and to borrow money
for the purposes of the Company,
and to pledge or mortgage
any of the said Company's assets for that purpose, and to receive bonuses or privileges from
any person or body corporate, and
with all other usual, necessary or
incidental rights, powers or privileges as may be necessary or incidental to the attainment of the
above objectB, or any of them.
Dated this 15th day of December,
Solicitor for Applicants.
Spokane Falls &
Northern System.
Nelson and Fort Sheppard Hy. Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co.
The direct and only All-Rail Route
between  the   Kootenay  District
���AND ALL���
British Columbia Points,
Pacific Coast Points,
Puget Sound Points,
Eastern Canada and United States.
���Connects at Spokane with���
0. R. R. & NAV. CO.
Maps furnished, tickets sold ami information
given by local and connectini! line ticket agents.
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary
creek connect ut Marcus und llosslmrt: with
stages daily.
H. A. JACKSON, O. P. &T. A.,
Spokane. Wash.
^Pacific Ky.
America's Great Transcontinental Line
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 Sleepers on all trains
from Revelstoke aud Kootenay
St, Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Same
curs I'.uss Revelstoke one day eatlier.
Direct Connection via Robson to and  rom all
Leave CASCADE Arrive
15.24 Daily ex. Sun. 14.02
For rates and full Information address mar-
est local  agent or,
F. E. Tbbo, Agt., Cascade, B. C.
Trav. Pass.Agent, A.G.P.Agt.
Nelson. B.C.    Vancouver.B C.
0. K. liwv
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Near  Montana Hotel, Cascade


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