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Cascade Record 1898-12-10

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Vol. I.
No. 5.
Orders Received to Put Both \i Gas-
Power Company Authorizes Engineer Anderson
to Order Necessary Supplies.
Cascade is to have a complete
electric light and" water system,
which will be put in as quickly as
men and money can do the work.
This is now definitely fettled, arid
in the course of a month our enterprising citizens should be enjoying these improvements, if there;
are no n nfdreseen delays.'
, William Ande^on, the resident
supervising engineer of the. Dominion Mining & Development Agency, Ltd., owning and now developing the magnificent water power
of the Kettle river in this city, received word by telephone last-night,
from H. Allers Hankey, secretary
of the company, to go ahead with
the purchase of necessary supplies
for both the water and light plants,
and'begin the installation of the
same at the earliest possible date.
This was in response to the estimates and recommendations sent in
by Mr. Anderson *ome three weeks
ago. Accordingly Mr. Anderson
now has the matter in hand, and
will lose rio time in getting everything in readiness.
Tola Record representative Mr.
Anderson said that it was .his intention to put in a 50 h. p. engine
to pump the water to a tank which
will be built on the hill west of
town. This will give ample head
to reach any portion of Cascade
where water is likely to h��s wanted
for some time to come. The engine
and boiler will be located on the
river bank, in the bay, just bolow
the falls, and near where the permanent water power station will be
constructed. It is the intention to
use a four-inch pipe for the main
supply to the city, so that;it wity
ahsWer for some years.* This will
also be large enough to permit the
use of hydrants, which is greatly
to be desired on account Of the increased security against loss .,. by
fire and decreased rate of insurance. These mains will probably
be laid on first and Second Avenues and on Main street.
For an electric light service,
a dynamo will be used of sufficient
capacity to run 500 sixteen candle
power lamps, and the service will
be extended all over the city.
Mr. Anderson was today making
out his orders for supplies, Which
will be..sent .10 Eastern Canada ,at
once and ordered snipped to' Gas-
cade by fast freight. He informs
the Record that, after receipt of the
supplies, he will put a sufficient
force of men on to have the plant
in operation within two weeks. Mr.
Simmona, the foreman under Mr.
Anderson, is also a most capable
man, being, thoroughly at home
with work cf this character, which
is'a guarantee that it will be done
in the best possible manner and
with expedition.
Some time, early in the new year,
Cascade wilj have a first-class light
and water system. This is a Step
in the path of progress that' shows
the confidence,,our water power
company have in the place and its
future. vThat they will not be dis
appointed is the opinion of those
conservative people who have a
habit of looking ahead, far beyond
the evanescence of the railway
building activity.   .
rlaplo Leaf Is Dead.
The little paper called the Maple
Leaf, a few issues of which have appeared in this city, has at last turned up its little toes, occupies a choice spot in the Well-filled
journalistic graveyard. Evidently
the chilling frosts were too much
for it, Appearing first ..on Thursday, the next week it came put on
Friday, and this week it failed to
issue at all. In the language of
the poetir���
"Whatever wai I begun for
. If I wai to be ig toon done for."
Lynch * Eerie Secured Contract for
Bridge Timbers,
Intfailway circle?.a.good deal of
interest has been taken lately in regard to the contract for the long
bridge over. Kettle river in this city,
op the e^ast sitje. The matter, however, was settled definitely last
Wednesday, when Chief Engineer
J, F.,; Ste.veni,* for Mknn,'Foley
B%s^^^aT8onV/'arrfved^ln town
from Brooklyn. The contract was
then let to the Cascade Sawmill
Co., of which Lynch & Earle are
the well-known proprietors.
Mr. Earle informed a representative of the Record this morning
ing that his firm had already begun work on the contract, and that
it would require about three months
to complete it: He stated also that
there is plenty of timber at 'hand
to get out the thousands of pieces
specified in the "contract, the majority of which will be 12x12 in
f>ize. Lynch & Earle will at once
double up the force of loggers, making 50 that this firm will shortly
have in their employ getting out
the needed timber.
Division Engineer Englund, who
has charge of the engineering work
here for the" C. P. R. gives the
Record some interesting data in
regard to thjs bridge.' The structure will require in round numbers
1,500,000 feet of timbers, most of
which will be sawed right here in
Cascade. The extreme length of
the bridge will be 1500 feet, while
at its highest point it will be 150
feet above the swift flowing Kettle
river.     There  Will  be' two long
mW^WM&$b    Mr- Inland states that he expects 'Work to
begin on the construction of the
bridge in about a month's time.
ird Man Interviews Attorney-
eral Joe Martin,
James M. Martin, oar Member, is Doing
Good Work For
Already the good effects of the
work begun by the Cascade Taxpayers' Association are beginning
to be evident. The memorial, a
copy of which appeared in last
week's Record, reciting a few of the
absolute needs of this locality, was
forwarded to His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney-General
Joe Martin, and to Jas, M. Martin,
our member. This week a representative of the Reoord met the two
last named gentlemen while en
route to Nelson and urged the matter. Assurances Were given on
three points, viz., in regard to a
jail, a permanent police officer and
an additional justice of .the peace;
the other matters referred to in the
memorial Willrflso receive due consideration at Victoria.      -       u... v
The Attorney-General informed,
the Record man that Constable
D. J. Darraugh, who has been located at Burton City, oirthe Arrow
Lakes, had been ordered to report
here and take charge of the police
department. This1 was 'confirmed
.this week by a letter received by
Justice Rose. Officer Darraugh is
therefore expected to arrive any
day. Mr. Martin also stated that
the government would spend $500
at once in erecting a lock-up and
court room, and that a plan had
been applied for already. This
also was confirmed by the letter to
Mr. Rose.
Mr.1 Stocker, the townsite agent,
informs' the Becdrd'that the lot to be
donated to the government for jail
purposes; is located on the flat below Black's hotel, and is numbered
lot 16 in block 3 of the First A'ddi-
tion. The deed has been made out.
i When asked about an additional
justice of the peace for Cascade, the
Record man was informed'by^ the
Attornfey-Genertfl that a , reborn*
mendation should He' made by'tlte
citizens without delay, and the
appointment would follow, if satisfactory." The efforts of Our member, James" M. Martin, together
with the memorial, are therefore
already Wgirtnihg^lo betr fruit.
Just as the Record goes to press
the following acknowledgment was
received from His Honor,' the Lieutenant-Governor:
T.W   '":'   ��<    VlOTbllli/fe. C.
Mr. P. J. O'Reilly,
Secretary "Cascade   Taxpayer's
Association", Cascade City, B. C.
' Sir:���I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of a Memorial,
dated the 25th. Ultimo, from certain residents of Cascade City, and
certified to as adopted and approved by the Cascade Taxpayers' Association, setting forth certain requirements of that section of Yale
District, which in the opinion of
the memorialists should be adjusted by my Government, and in reply to state that the' matter has
been referred to, the Executive
Council for their consideration.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
Thos. R. McIknes,
To Raise tho Brick Famine.
In the course of a month there is
every reason to believe that the
preyajent scarcity of brick will be
a thing of the past. J. Stagg has
already erected suitable buildings
at Christina lake, where he finds
plenty cf clay adapted for brick
making, and early next week will
commence the manufacture of this
needful commodity In about
three or four weeks the new plant
will have turned out close to 100,-
000 brick. Mr. Stagg claims to be
a practical man at the business.
He will undoubtedly receive* Urge
i on the Sick List.
James Lynot, one of the old time
prospectors of this locality, came
down from Castle mountain a few
days since, and is now confined to
his bed in the Grand Central hotel.
Mr. Lynot has been working his
claims almost steadily for nearly
two years, and has great confidence
in the district. He has two tunnels on the Mohawk, one of bis
claims, and says that he has at last
struck the, lead. He is receiving
every care at the hotel, and his
many friends hope he will soon be
out again.
School Board Will Petition.
Cascade's school facilities are entirely inadequate for the rapidly
growing population. This fact was
embodied in the memorial recently
sent to the government by the Cascade Taxpayer's Association; but
the trustees propose to supplement
that effort by a petition tn the
government, specifying more particularly the needs of Cascade ��
this respect. Already a letter has
been sent to 8. D? Pope, superintendent of Education at Victoria,
to ascertain the best mode of procedure, y mi   .   S    i�����������������. ���-.
The local school board consists
of D. D. Ferguson, W. M. .Wolver-
ton and A. H. Thompson. " It is
thi intention ef the gentlemen to
apply to have a separate school
building, as the present structure
is not large enough fdr the present
George H. Casey, of Anaconda,
Mont., who is interested in the
Princess'Maud and otht* valuable
Republic properties, was a visitor
to the city this week. 2
H. P. Griffin left this morning
for a business trip to Greenwood.
These frosty days it is noticed
that leaves are falling���maple, and
���other varieties.
James Dixon, one of the Gladstone townsite owners, spent a few
days in Cascade this week.
Rev. Bradshaw, of Grand Forks
Methodist church, will hold service
tomorrow evening at 7:30 at o'clock.
Zero weather has been the rule
nearly all this week in Cascade,
the lowest that was noticed being
three degrees below zero.
Quite a large number are now
engaged in cutting stove wood in
and around the city, ��nd the de*
mand is brisk.
Mr. G. A. Hunter, of Nelson,
B. C, general agent for the Manufacturer^ Life Insurance Co., of
Toronto, is in the city.
The hearing os Night Watchman
Pat Kennedy for shooting Tim Sul-
ivan is to come up this evening before Justices Rose and Rochussen.
Miss Stuart, sister of Inland Rev
enue Officer A. K. Stuart, is a
guest of Mrs. Paul Rochussen, while
on her way from Vancouver to England.
C. Devon, of the Roma hotel,
yesterday erected a large sign in
front of his house. The work whs
done by the veteran sign artist, S.
W. Bear.
James Henderson, formerly a
resident of Alberta, has arrived in
Cascade, and Will be associated
with Oscar Stenstrom in the conduct of the Scandia hotel.
A. K. Stuart, deputy collector of
inland revenue, with headquarters
at Greenwoo'd, was a visitor to
Cascade this week. No seizures of
smuggled goods are yet reported.
Frederick Pel ton, a pedagogue,
formerly of Nelson, was in town
last Monday, en router to Anarchist
mountain to take charge of the district school in that locality.
The game law closes the reason
for deer hunting next Thursday,
December 15th. Venison has been
scarce this year, on account of the
blasting in railway building.
What I la Going; on Just Now Along
the Line.
Between Robson and Brooklyn
the bulk of the grading is now nearly done, and when one or two big
cuts are finished by the first of the
year the track layers will have a
clear course-to the 3000 foot tunnel, four miles west of Brooklyn.
Two miles on the other side of the
tunnel is another high trestle, over
Porcupine creek, thut will require
another million feet or moreof timber. The greater part of this has
been gotten out by Contractor Cameron, and the work of putting it in
place will soon be started. Contractor Boomer, of Winters, Parsons
& Boomer, who have five miles of
work beyond Porcupine, has the
greater part of his work completed,
but will be in camp for a month or
two yet, Working on a 40,000 cubic-
yard cut and in putting on the
finishing touches to their contract.
Ever since the machinery for the
air drills for driving the 3000-foot
tunnel arrived, about a month ago,
no effort has been spared to get the
boilers, air receivers, piping, fittings, etc., to the tunnel site.    The
boilers have now been put under
roof, and it is expected that by
December 15th the 14 drills will be
boring away at the 16x21 hole that
is to be driven through the mountain. Pipes are being laid over the
hill to the western side, so that
work may be prosecuted simultaneously from both ends. In the
meantime no time has been lost,
and while awaiting the arrival and
installation of the air drills the
work has been proceeding by the
slow hand process. As a result the
western end is now into the mountain some 75 or 80 feet, and the
eastern end not quite ro far. For
'a hundred or more feet at each end
the tunnel must be timbered, as the
material bored through is of a soft
and crumbling character. Those
timbers are now being hauled to the
scene of operations. When the air
drills are in full working order,
about the middle of the month, it
is estimated that 10 feet per day
will be made.
The Record Job Office is
t>    now prepared to supply
everything in the line of
Office Stationery.
Neat, Clean, Attractive
Printing. That is the
kind you want, the kind
that pays and the kind
we do.
Orders received by any
t. old route except by the
i' Bossburg freight route.
Record Bldg., Cascade, B. C.
Soo Pacific Line
From Kootenay Country.
Is the Shortest, Quickest and Best
Route to the Pacific Coast, China,
Japan and Australia, and to all
Eastern and European points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage
checked through to destination.
Pass Revelstoke, daily tut St. Paul;
daily (except Wednesday) to
Eastern Points.
The B. C.
and Mining
Syndicate, Ltd.
<^"   Hold at CASCADE CITY, B. C,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock of Hardware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Drugs, Miners' Supplies, Etc., in the Boundary Creek country.
Enlarged premises, increased staff and doubled
stocks ensure for patrons the Utmost Satisfaction
at the lowest possible cost.
AN ASSAY OFFICE and Laboratory, under
the supervision of a thoroughly competent and reliable expert, is attached; also a Public Telephone
Branch Store, fully stocked, on the Brooklyn road, at
McRae Landing, Christina Lake.
Branch Grocery Store at Gribi's Bakery, Cascade.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
Daily from Bossburg and Marcus to Cascade, Grand Forks,
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway, and All Points on Colville Reservation.
Stage leaves Marcus on  arrival  of Northbound  Train.    Passengers
from Kootenay points make connections at Bossburg going and Doming.
First Avenue, Cascade Citv, B. C.
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Good Wines, Liquors and Cigars
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Nelson, Olson & Bergman, Proprietors.
Importance of our Customs House Recognized at Last.
Great Increase in Business Necessitated the
Welcome Change.
Cascade in to be made a regular
sub-port of entry in the near future, and have the fame standing in
the department of customs that is
now accorded to Grand Forks and
Midway. The office was originally
established as a preventative sta
tion and G. C. Rose placed in
churge. But the business has
grown to such an extent that Mr.
Rose has been in fact performing
the duties of a regular sub-collector, without the title or remuneration of that official.
A short time since, at the request
of Mr. Rose, Hewitt Bostock, our
member in the Dominion parliament, telegraphed the customs
authorities at Ottawa that additional help should be supplied
without delay, as it was an utter
impossibility for one or two men to
give the service in Cascade adequate attention.As a matter of fact,
there is sufficient work here for
three cr four men. The first notification received by Mr. Rose was a
telephone message from A. E. Ma-
suret, representative of the;', Dominion customs at Bossburg, who
had been wired to from Victoria,
that Henry S. Sinclair, of Rossland,
hud been ordered to report to the
Cascade office for duty. This addition to the customs force here is
expected almost any day, and will
greatly facilitate the dispatch of
Mr. Rose informs the Record that
the new plans will advance this
office, and undoubtedly make it a
warehousing point���a need that
has been jj.greaily felt, especially
within the last few months. Heretofore it has been practically impossible to do otherwise than let
importers take care of the goods
themselves, whether duty was paid
promptly or not. When the new
regime takes full effect a warehouse
will be supplied in which to store
all such goods.
Dissolved   Partnership.
The partnership that has heretofore existed between A. G. Williams
and F. Elkins, known as the Boundary Stage & Express Co., was dissolved last Thursday, Mr. Elkins
buying out the interest of Mr.
Williams. The business will be
conducted at the old stand by Mr.
This is where we
We make a specialty of the
finest kinds of Teas���teas that
will remind you of the old
folks, back on the old farm.
We have sold Teas for years
���made a stndy of them, in
fact���and we've never had a
better stock than you'll find
here now.
If you want Teas just like
the Emperor of China drinks,
come and sample our choice
and fragrant blends. We are
sure we can please you.
While Tea is our specialty,
do not forget that we have
everything in the Grocery
line, and at right prices.
First Ave.,Cascade City, B.C.
Supply Co.,
Wholesale and Retail.   Adjoining Commercial Hotel.
We are now in Full Swing
with a Full Stock of	
Boots and Shoes, Underwear, Clothing, Blankets
and comforters, Hardware, Horse Shoes and
Nails, Groceries, Hams and Bacon,
Tinware, Lamps, Etc.
All at Prices a Little Belom the Lowest.
fjMF* Time checks taken at par.
Black's Hotel,
Nicely- Furnished Rooms $1.00 per Night.
The bar is constantly supplied
with the finest brands of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars. Best meals in
the town can be had at all hours.
palace giucry j8Qrn
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished
LCllll UCl
Free Employment
Reliable help furnished free. I
am in correspondence with all parties employing laborers in this section of the Boundary country.
C. J. Eckstorrn, Manager.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmithing.
Second Avenue, CASCADE, B. C.
Pioneer Store
Is the oldest General Mercantile Establishment in
Cascade. We have always
catered to the wants of our
host of customers with the
greatest success. When in
need of Groceries, Clothing
Boots, Shoes, Hardware,
etc., give us a call.
Club Hotel
A good meal, a good room,
or a good drink can be had
at the Club Hotel.
And Jeweler
Why have a watch that does
not give satisfaction, or why
wear Jewelry or Diamonds
that are not the richest and
best, when you know the
finest in the land can be had
right here in Cascade by calling on John Dwyer, at the
Club Hotel.
Promptly Attended To.
Fruit, Cigars and Tobacco
Caps,  Gloves,   Underwear    and
General Supplies.
Eleven applications have been
presented to the licensing board for
hotel licenses in Ningtwa.
According to the Grand Forks
Miner, the moral wave is now
doing business in that city.
Pat Hums, the noted meat man
of the Ko.Henaays made a business
trip through Cascade this week.
F. H. McCarter, jr., of the Grand
Forks Miner, was in town Monday
and favored the Record with a call.
W. Beach Willcox, of the Record
staff,  returned   Thursday  from  a
trip to Brooklyn, Nelson and Ross-!
Mr. A. E. MaFUret, of Her Majesty's customs Bossburg, spent a
few days in Cascade this week on
Presbyterian services were held
in the school house on Thursday
evening last, by Rev. Wallace, of
Grand Forks.
Bobby Allen is still doing a
frieghting business between Brooklyn and Cascade, and is getting a
good deal of trade.
Rev. Jas. McCoy has been appointed pastor of the Presbyterian
congregation at Cascade, and will
arrive here next week.
The Boundary  Creek  Times, of
Greenwood,  will  change  its  style
with the first issue of the New Year,
and  appear in regular newspaper I
H. L. Moody, owner of the Christina townsite, has given up carrying express matter from Bossburg.
He goes to Spokane today to spend
the Christmas holidays.
Work has begun on the two story
addition to the Alex Mason building on Main Street, near the Record
office, to be soon occupied by Gaine
<fc Roy, wholesale liquor dealer.
J. S. Barber and wife, of Manitoba, arrived in the city Thursday
night, and will make their home
here. Mr. Barber is a mining man
and made his first trip through
this country in 1885.
Ralph Smailes and Thomas Hardy are running for mayor in Greenwood, and Mayor Davis wishes to
succeed himself at Grand Forks.
Cascade has no troubles of this
character as yet.
The Grand Forks Miner should
get another correspondent in Cascade, as much of the "authentic"
news'is made of whole cloth. It is
to be hoped that the rest of the contents of that bright sheet are of a
more reliable character.
A business men's association has
been organized at Cascade. A similar organization is doing good
work at Midway. Grand Forks
has a regularly formed board of
trade. Greenwood, the banner
town of the district, has allowed
its association to die.���Greenwood
L. A. Hamilton, land commissioner of the C. P. R., with headquarters at Winnipeg, who was expected in Cascade last week, is confined by illness in the home of his
father-in-law at New Westminister. It will probably be 10 days
before he is out.
The Windsor Hotel, at Grand
Forks, Messrs. Cox & Jones, proprietors, have recently been enlarging and improving their place, and
now have 1G sleeping rooms. They
propose to have a house second to
none in these parts.
Jim Ennis and Tom Flynn are
fast completing their hotel at this
place, and are preparing to do their
share of the growing trade of this
live town. They are both at home
in this business and have a host of
friends on the road, especially
among the railroaders. The hotel
is 20x80 with an addition, and the
barn is 80x50 feet in size.
McOrmond <fe Miller's new hotel
is called the Victoria, and u favorably located on the main street.
McPherson Bros. & Stuart's sawmill, located here, is cutting 30,000
feet of timber every twenty-four
hours, being, of course, largely for
bridges and trestles for the new
railway. It will probably remain
here till early in the new year,
when it will be removed further
along the construction. Mr. McPherson states that the new location has not yet been decided on.
Work on the John Bull group, in
charge of Jim Cameron, proceeds
with unabated vigor, the property
is looking better with every shot
There are now nearly 18 inches
of snow on a level, and the sleighing is excellent. As a consequence
freighters can bring merchandise in
to much better advantage.
The Hotel Gladstone is a busy
house, and John Dorsey, the proprietor, is kept on the jump caring
for his patrons.
Loud complaint- is daily registered for our utter lack of mail
facilities. With a good semi-
weekly stage service, matters ought
to be improved, and it is believed
will be.
Alan Forrester, our provincial
constable, returned on Wednesday
from a month's vacation to Wetas-
kiwin, Alberta. While gone Mr.
Forrester took unto himself a wife,
and is now receiving the congratulations of his numerous friend*
here. Mrs. Forrester will not come
to Brooklyn for the present.
Since pay day business generally
has been very fair. The reports
sent out by irresponsible individuals that the bottom had fallen
out of this town are misleading and
false. The town will be good for
some time to come yet.
B^reighters are now using runners
to haul goods on, although the last
two miles, near town, are yet a
little hard to pull over, owing to
lack of sufficient snow. From
there on to the end of the tote road,
however, the sleighing is excellent.
Win, Dobbins, who was recently
brought here from Niagara by Officer Humphrey, charged with selling a watch that did not belong to
him, was brought before Justices
Cooper and Bull, and the case adjourned to permit him to bring
witnesses, which he claims he can
do. The watch originally belonged
to Pat Murphy who cannot now be
found readily.
No move whatever has been
made yet towards transferring the
offices of the contractors to Cascade,
and probably will not be made for
some little time to come.
The steamer Lytton has been
taken off the Brooklyn-Robson
route, and the Illicilliwaet now
takes her place, doing a large business.
The Cosmopolitan
.... EUROPEAN PLAN. . . , .
Open Day and Night.      CASCADE CITY, B. C.
First Class Bar and Cafe in Connection.        ^
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CaliforniaWine Co
Office and Warehouse, NELSON, B. C.
We have just received 500,000 Choice Cigars, and are prepared to fill orders 011 the Shortest Notice.
Prices Always Right/
rto m
Our   Specialties   are  Pabst's  Blue   Ribbon  Beer,  Corby's
Eight-Year-Old Rye, Seagram's '83 Rye, Four-
Crown Scotch and Burke's Irish Whiskies.
Celebrated Lion Beer on Draught.
SEYLER & CRAHAN, Proprietors.
This new hotel is  now   fitted throughout with first-class
furniture, etc.
First Avenue, Opposite Postoffice, Cascade.
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C. 1A
Trip By a Record Man to Brooklyn,
and Observations on the way.
A representative of the Record
took a run this week over the wagon
road from Cascade to Brooklyn.
The mode of conveyance was the
ftage line of Robert Wills, and as
there was plenty of snow, no time
was lost on the way, Mr. Wills
having an excellent equipment and
putting the team through at express speed.
Leaving Cascade about 9 a. m.
the new road to Christina was taken, and in a short time the main
tote road was reached. The first
stop was at Levally's hotel, a new
and commodious building, having
been recently erected, fronting on
the road. Air. Levally's son was
on hand, attending to the wants of
all comers. He is preparing for a
big wintei'.-i trade, which he is sure
to receive. The road winds along
the lake, the newly fallen 6now covering many rough spots and making the travel much better than on
At the Cove, where the road
leaves the lake, there is quite a
settlement, the store and two hotels
all doing a thriving business on
account of the large number of railway men employed in that vicinity.
The Cove Hotel, where F. J. Gorman is the presiding genius, is doing a large business and was full of
patrons. Evidently Mr. Gorman
mis selected a good location, and
his many friends have no trouble
to find him.
After ascending the long hill that
leads away from Christina lake,
the road follows the valley of Mc-
Raecreek forsometen miles, till the
bustling town of Gladstone is reached. Plenty of snow had fallen,
which was growing in depth as the
road ascended. For many miles
the journey was through the forest
primeval, every tree bending over
with its heavy weight of the beautiful white crystals, and reminding
one of the stalagmites and stalactites of the great caves of the east,
could they have been turned upside down.
The Burnt Basin metropolis was
reached by dinner time, and the
inner man was refreshed at the
bounteous tables of John Dorsey at
the Hotel Gladstone, who has all
the business he can possibly attend to. In fact, business has been
so brisk that two new hotels have
recently opened here. One of these
is that kept by Ennis & Flynn, who
are now well prepared to care for
man or beast in the most approved
style. Both are popular with the
railroaders and the traveling public,
and it goes almost without saying
that they will get a good share of
trade. Gladstone will always
probably be a good point, on account of its close proximity to the
Burnt Basin mines. The stores
are doing well, and there is a general air of prosperity prevalent.
From Gladstone the road continues to ascend steadily till the
summit is reached, after the one
descent to the now deserted location of McPherson Bros. & Stout's
sawmill. Over two feet of snow
had fallen, and the travelling was
a little heavier on that account. In
about three hours, however, the
Half Way House came in sight,
where a welcome was received from
Scotty Donaldson. With Mr.
Campbell, his partner, another old
railroader, he has made preparations for a large business this winter.   Further up the hill, on the
very summit, the Summit House
also was reached, where genial
Andy Cummings is catering to an
immense trade, many freighters
reaching his place by nightfall.
A mile further on Mr. Willr and
and the scribe jumped out of the
sleigh at the Divide hotel and put
up for the night. If one can judge
by appearances this house is a popular one, for it waB full to the
eaves, the Graham Bros, having
their hands full.
Bright and early the next morning the journey was resumed, and
from here on the road was much
better, the snow being packed firmer. In rapid succession the Mountain House, the Ten Mile House
and the Hotel Kootenay were left
behind, each one seeming to have
an excellent patronage^of its own.
It was like taking atrip to the
fairy land of childhood dreams, as
the stage sped onward through the
festooned monarchs of the forest,
which kept their peculiar and inimitable as well as fantastic shapes,
with the aid of Jack Frost and
zero weather. Until within a
couple of miles of Brooklyn the
sleighing was excellent, and a few
inches more of snow would make
it almost perfect, even there.
To any one contemplating the
trip, the advice is to take the Wills
stage line, as Mr. Wills thoroughly
understands his business, has good
teams and takes his patrons
through in the best of time. One
or two of Cascade's merchants have
gotten in goods that way successfully, preferring the speedy receipt
of merchandise, even though costing more, to the interminable delays which are the rule at Boes-
burg, on account of the accumulation of freight destined for ail parts
of the Boundary country.
Internal Revenue Collector.
G. S. Rose, Cascade's representative of Her Majesty's customs, has
received word that he has been ap
pointed as acting inland revenue
officer for this part of the district.
His reports will be sent to the Vancouver office, under which he acts
in his new official capacity when
occasion requires.
Cascade's Bonded Warehouse.
This city now has a bonded warehouse, which has been established
for the convenience and at the instance of V. Monnier & Co., the enterprising wholesale liquor dealers
of Cascade. The matter has been
in process of official adjustment
for some little time, and last Sunday the formal notification was received to the above effect, it being
dated November 29th. Mr. Monnier has already built the requisite
structure for this purpose in the
rear of his building.
Will Improve the Service.
This week a Record representative interviewed C. O'Brien Reddin,
president and manager of the Spokane & British Columbia Telephone
Co., and called his attention to the
miserable service afford, d business
men in the Boundary country by
his company. Mr. Reddin gave
assurances that he was making
every effort to improve the service
in every way possible, and hoped
before long to have it satisfactory
in every respect. While the line is
a long one to maintain, the tolls
charged are high enough to warrant a first class service, and our
business people will await with interest to see if Mr. Reddin carries
out his promises.
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 best hotel buildings between Cascade and Brooklyn. Good Livery Stable
in connection.
JOHN DORSEY, Proprietor.
Levally's Hotel
Located on the Railway Tote Road,
Three Miles from Cascade City. . ..
This New Hotel is a Favorite with Railroaders and Miners.
Drop in and Sample our Stock of Wines and Liquors.
<^���ELI LEV ALLY, Prop.
The Cove Hotel,
Located at McRae's Landing on Christina Lake,
Eight Miles From Cascade.
Restaurant under Management of Mrs. St. John. Bar Well
Stocked and Good Accommodations for Travellers, Railway and Mining Men.
... GIVE US A CALL....
Summit House,
CUMMINGS & CO., Props.
Located about half way between Brooklyn  and Christina Lake, on the
Railway Construction Wagon Road.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Good Accommodations for Man or Beast Can
be Found at this Favorite Etopping Place.
Office, Opp. Cascade Development Co.'s Office,
Columbia Hotel
J. A. McMASTER & CO., Props.
Published weekly al Ci wlo City, B.C., by
Willeox & O'Reilly.
Subscriptions |2 per year in lUlviWCO.    Ail
VOrtlsUlg rales on application.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 1898.
The publishers of the Record have
received the personal assurance of
���both James M. Martin, our member in the legislature, and of Attorney-General Joe Martin, that the
memorial recently sent to them by
the Cascade Taxpayers' Association
shall have attention from the provincial capital. In fact, a constable has already been deffinitely
ordered here and instructions have
been given for the immediate construction of a suitable jail.
This is as it should be, and the
labor* of our member in this regard will certainly be appreciated
by his constituents in this community. But the good work should
not be allowed to stop here. There
are other necessities almost aB pressing as those referred to above,which
must have attention at once. This
excellent beginning should be followed up by the appointment of another justice of the peace, by the
establishment of a small debts court
and last, but by no means least,
the betterment of our school facili
ties. These do not cover the list of
needs, but they are wanted now, at
once, for the general good of the
entire community. The matter
must not be dropped till at least
some of the urgent requests are
Signs multiply almost daily that
next year, 1899, will see a wave of
progress and prosperity, sweeping
over the vast domain of British
Columbia, such us has never been
known in the history of the dominium During the last three years
this part of Canada has gradually
been attracting more and more attention in the financial centre of
the world, and with each step the
attention has been increasingly
favorable. The latest and most
important fact in this connection
is the recent flotation of the new
Le Roi company in London with a
paid up capital of a million pounds
sterling, the full number of shares
being eagerly snapped up by the
shrewd investors of Lombard street.
Dividends speak in clarion tones
when they reach the other side of
the water, making sweet music in
the ears of stockholders���and they
have now learned that the Le Roi
is a steady dividend payer.
Our English brothers are slow to
take to new fields for investment,
but when they once decide, the
decision means the expenditure of
millions in whatever exploitation
thev take hold of.   The  whole of
British Columbia will feel the good
effects of this willingness to invest
in bona fide mineral properties,
and as a large share of attention is
now directed this way by force of
circumstances, the Boundary country will benefit accordingly. This
coming year will be one of wonderful progress here.
Had the proper authorities provided the much needed jail in Cascade in due time, it is not likely
that the shooting affray of last week
would have occurred. The prisoners would have been in a safe place,
and there would not have been the
same temptation to release them,
as apparently existed last Tuesday
week. Not only is this the case,
but the locating of a jail here will
save the province much needless
expense for transportation charges
of prisoners and officers.
However, the attorney-general
has assured the Record that a suitable lock up would l>e constructed
without delay, and that plana for
it had already been applied for.
That assurance will be a source of
no little satisfaction to our citizens,
and also a source of greater security.
The average law-breaker will think
twice if he knows there is a secure
calaboose at hand, with a capable
officer to preside over it, before he
takes the chances now being taken
only too frequently. The recent
shooting of Kennedy and Sullivan
illustrates the case to a nicety.
If any one asks you what are the
advantages of Cascade as a permanent point of prominence, just refer them to the first isrue of the
Record, which contained the whys
and wherefores in a nutshell.
The first number of Inland Industry, a monthly published at
Spokane, has reached the Record.
It is a creditable publication in
every way, and is devoted to the
great Inland Empire, of which
Spokane is the hub. Homer & Co.,
the publishers, are to be congratulated on the first issue of the publication.
On Wednesday and Thursday of
this week the C.P.R. celebrated the
opening of the Crow's Nest Bass
line, or British Columbia Southern,
as it is officially known, by a free
excursion to a large number of
citizens of Kootenay towns. The
party went as far as the Fernie
coal fields, and report a most enjoyable occasion.
The Nelson Daily Miner, now
only two weeks under the new manager, Mr. Beeton, is showing un-
miiitakable signs of improvement.
Already it has been decided to
make it a 7-column paper in the
near future, the same size as the
Rossland Miner. It certainly
makeB a most decided difference
when a newspaper man of experience and ability is at the helm of
such a concern in such a field.
Reports to the contrary notwithstanding, the Record has the best
of authority for stating that the
railway contractors have no intention of moving the hospital from
Cascade. Some journals hereabouts, or their publishers, most
certainly are blessed with a lively
imagination, to put it mildly, or
else are given premeditatedly to
the promulgation of misleading
It has taken the Spaniards a long
time to make up their minds to the
inevitable, but it had to come at last.
Just how they will explain to their
own satisfaction that their prated
"honor" is at last satisfied, does
not appear; but that little matter
will probably be lost sight of in the
trouble now arising in that country.
The once vigorous and all powerful
nation has, gradually deteriorated
to a third or fourth class power,
without a navy and minus the respect tf the civilized world. It is
a long lane that has no turn.
Railroad men and travelers can get a good square
meal at this place.
Be with with the crowd,
Eat at   this   house   and
You'll go away happy.
CO. HANSON," Prop.
FiitsT Avenue,
FOR . . .
It is evident, even at this early
stage, that Cascade will receive
recognition by the government officials at Victoria. Our member,
J. M. Martin, informs the Record
that on his tiip to Victoria last
week he did not request, but demanded, that a jail be built here at
once ; and he was advised that steps
had already been taken to that end.
If Mr. Martin keeps up the good
work���and we believe he will���he
will undoubtedly add to the long
list of friends he now has in this
part of the district.
Paper Hanging
and Kalcimining
. . . GO TO . . .
Owl Restaurant
For a good square meal
at any time during the
day or   night,  call  on
at the Owl Restaurant,
one door from postoffice.
Pure Drugs and Chemicals, Wall
Paper and Stationery.
Meat Merchants,
Branches at Cascade City Grand Forks, Niagara, Greenwood
and Brooklyn.
Cascade #oot anb fjtyoe Slj��P
A large stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, Always
<?^^on Hand.
Repairing of all kinds neatly and Promptly Executed.
A. H. BIGNBY, Proprietor. 2>
A day or two since the Wayfarer
learned of a transaction in Cascade
realty that was amusing, to say
the least. Ludwig Johnson is an
employee of Gaine & Roy, who
have several stores in East Kootenay towns. But Mr. Johnson, in
common with thousands of others,
realizing that the Boundary country is the coming district, and likely to be the most important in
Southern British Columbia in the
near future, made a trip toCa-cade,
and invested in one-half of a business lot. This, it happened, was
not known to Mr. Gaine. The latter, however, also made a trip to the
Gateway City, and was so impressed with the location and advantages of Cascade from a business
point of view, that he also bought
half a lot, with a building thereon,
and arranged at once to move in a
stock of goods.
There is nothing unusual about
either of these transactions. Similar ones take place daily. But it
so happens that these two gentleman had purchased the two halves
of the same lot, and when this fact
was discovered this week, Mr.
Johnson at once agreed to sell out
to Mr. Gaine. the papers have
accordingly been made out and
Tom Gaine, it is said, by the
way, is an enterprising man, and
his hotel in Coal Creek, or Fernie,
as it is now officially called, was a
decidedly popular piace. In Cascade he will have an unusual combination in his business. On one
side of the store will be dry goods
and on the other wet goods, so that
he can accommodate any and all
tastes. The wet goods, however,
will be in the wholesale form only,
and he will carry a large stock of
everything in that line. At present he is in Nelson, hurrying up
his shipments. He is expected
back tomorrow, and will open up
in aitout two weeks.
The Wayfarer has noticed that
about every other week a statement
appears that some  important department of the railway contractors
will   lie moved from   Cascade   to
Niagara, Grand Forks, Greenwood,
Timbuctoo, or elsewhere.    Who inspires these notices does not yet appear, but within the last week the
Wayfarer has taken the trouble to
investigate   at   headquarters  and
finds there is absolutely no authority   whatever   for promulgating
these   misleading    and   erroneous
statements.    The contractors have
given no such orders, and what is
more, have no thought of doing so.
Cascade is sure to be the most important point on the construction,
and when the company's offices are
moved here, in a month or two, is
oound to remain so until the road
is completed.     By that time she
will assume the place she is destined
to take among Boundary cities���in
the very front rank.
It was thought by Postmaster
Cameron, when  Inspector McLeod
happened into the Cascade office a
few weeks ago and could not purchase a stamp, that it would have
a favorable  effect on the Ottawa
officials when requisitions for postage stamps were sent to Ottawa in
The Merchants Bank of Halifax
 IXCORI'OUATEI) 1869. - -
Paid-up Capital, $1,500,000.   Rest, $1,175,000. Head Office, Halifax, N. S.
T. E Kenny, President. D. H. Duncan, Cashier.
A branch of this Bank Has Been Opened at GRAND FORKS, B. O.
A General Banking Business Transacted. Accounts Received on the Most Favorable Terms. Interest Allowed on
Special Deposits. The Savings Bank Department Receives Sums of $1.00 and Upwards and Allows Interest at
Current Rates.
ALEX. MILLER, manager.
future. But it appears that they
do not yet appeciate the situation.
Only yesterday Mr. Cameron received $123 worth of stamps in response to a requisition for $250
worth. Of those sent $25 worth
mnst be returned to Rossland for a
loan made recently. As a result of
Postmaster-General Mulock's assistants being so wise in their day
and generation, there is likely to be
a stamp famine in the near futnre
in Cascade. The present supply
will last only a few days at best,
although another requisition has
been already forwarded.
The Wayfarer.
Grand   Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
Good Wines, Liquors and Cigars
gW This House is the Favorite Resort for Railway Men.
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore subsisting
between us, the undersigned, as
hotel keepers, in CascAde City,
county of Yale, British Columbia,
has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
All debts owing to said partnership are to be paid to O. G. Fredericks at Cascade City, aforesaid,
and all claims against the said
partnership are to he presented to
the said O. G. Fredericks by whom
the same will be settled.
Lours Peterson,
O. G. Fredericks.
Dated at Cascade City, this 30th
day of November, A. D. 1898.
Witness as to signature of Louis
Peterson. W. H. Cooper.
Witness as to signature of O. G.
Fredericks: J. H. Good.
I wish to inform the people of
Cascade who purchased gas lamps
of me recently, that, owing to the
great demand for same, 1 will not
be able to arrive in Cascade before
December 14th.
E. A. Bradley.
\ ��iquors, ^ines anb Osars-
) A specialty made of Imported Goods.  Glassware and bar
* Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for
i Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
���q MAIN STREET,        ....       CASCADE, B. C.
This new Stopping Place, just completed and opened to the
public, is most conveniently located. Jim Ennis and
Tom Flyun, the proprietors, are old hands at catering to
the Railroad and Travelling trade. They will treat you
right, inwardly or outwardly.
ENNIS & FLYNN, Proprietors.
zYehicles of All Kinds,
Correspondence Solicited.^^^ -Sfl^^Schlittler  Wag^llS.
Perhaps no one is better known
in southern Kootenay than Wm.
Hunter, the general merchant of
Silver ton, Three Forks, Brooklyn,
etc., and who is now���like many
others- taking a bird's eye view of
the Boundary country, with a view
of locating. It is now over ten
years since Mr. Hunter first struck
the Slocan country, when railroads
were an unknown quantity, and
even the ill-fated steamer Ainsworth had not been thought of. In
addition to being a successful merchandiser, as well as postrwaster at
Silverton, Mr. Hunter is something of a politician at times. It is
remembered how last spring he
actually had the nomination to
represent Slocan riding in the provincial legislature, in his inside
pocket, but stepped gracefully down
and out in favor of Bob Green, the
present popular member from that
section. Mr. Hunter, by the way,
made many friends by that unselfish action.
Hall's place, some seven miles
from Cascade on the Bossburg road,
is well known to the thousands
who travel to and from Boundary
country, but not all of them are
aware that the owner of the place
is one of the original Hall Brothers,
who were the fortunate discoverers
of the now famous Silver King
mine, near Nelson. Such, however,
is the case. It was in 1887���the
year after the Old Dominion mine
at Colville was located���that the
rich property on Toad Mountain
was discovered. The peacock copper ore taken out at first was of an
extremely rich character, and of
course the Hall boys were highly
elated. It is related that they only
asked $3,000,000 for the property
at that early stage in the game, but
finally modified their ideas and
accepted a million and a quarter, or
thereabouts, from the English capitalists that formed themselves into the Hall Mines, Ltd. How this
company built a smelter and have
extensively operated the mine ever
since, is now well known. Mr.
Hall, whose home is at Colville,
still retains an interest in the corporation. He also has a good
thing in his bridge and place on
Kettle river, which is the popular
stopping point for stages and freighters, and is run by his sons.
One of the best known newspaper men of the early days in
Rossland, was John R. Reavis, who
was editor of the Rossland Miner,
when it was about the size of the
Cascade Record, and was published
weekly. It is reported now, on
seemingly good authority, that Mr.
Reavis has not, after all, gotten
over his love for newspaper work,
but that after the first of the year
he will start a weekly in Greenwood, to be called the News, and to
be backed by a solid syndicate. If
this proves to be the case, Greenwood will most certainly have another good weekly. As though this
was not enough, it is also said that
Mr. Reavis is likely to acquire control of the Grand Forks Miner, negotiations now pending to that end.
John R. has an excellent style and
will find a good field for his talents
wherever he may decide to locate
in the Boundary country.
With the Greenwood Times en
larged to a six-column quarto and
the News bidding for favor there
also, there will surely be no dearth
of news in that progressive and
lively camp.
Meeting of Licensing Board.
Owing to the fact that P. J. Mc-
Callum, J. P., of Upper Grand
Forks, is absent, either Wm. Forrest, of Gladstone, or Paul Rochussen, of Cascade, will Bit with J. K.
Johnson as a licensing court, on
the 15th inst. The sessions of the
court will be held at Grand Forks.
It is to be regretted that steps were
not taken in time to hold the sessions of the court here, as assurances have been received that this
could easily have been arranged.
As it is, all of our hotel keepers
will have to go to the Forks next
Sawmill at Christina.
Redfield & Wilson, who have
been on the way with their sawmill from Badger Mountain, near
Waterville, Washington, for some
weeks, have at last arrived at the
townsite of Christina on Christina
lake, and are now hard at work installing the plant. They expect to
be in full running order in a short
time, when the lumber famine that
has been prevalent for some time,
will be broken.
Fred Gribi is now offering special
inducements in the bread line.
Fourteen loaves can be had for one
The cold weather of the last few
days has increased the demand for
fire wood and the wood dealers
chuckle with glee.
No word has yet been received in
regard to the newly proposed water
and light plant, although it is
looked for every day. In the meantime the price of water, by the
barrel, has been raised from 25 to
35 cents.
James A. Jackson, formerly associate d with Andy Cummings in
the conduct of the Summit House,
has established the International
Express Co., to run between Bossburg and Greenwood. For the
present one trip weekly will be
John Mahaffy, who will soon
open a general store on First Avenue, arrived in the city with his
stock of goods last Monday. His
storeroom is now being completed,
the shelving put in place, and he
will soon be open for a share of the
public patronage.
G. W. Williams, of the Kettle
River Stage Line, informs the
Record that he expect0 before long
to get orders to carry the mails via
Bossburg instead of by way of Marcus, as at present. This will greatly increase the expedition of all
postal business.
The election for three fire wardens for CaBcade will be held at
the post office on Monday the 12th
inst. J. H. Good, the presiding
officer, will be there from 10 to
11 a.m., on election day to receive nominations. All nominations must lie in writing and signed
by two resident property holders.
It is said that one of Missouri's
best known industries is likely to
lapse into innocuous desuetude. A
few days ago a train robber was
killed in an attempt to ply his
vocation. If this thing keeps up,
the Missounans will be forced to
come to British Columbia to earn
an honest living.
.... C. H. Thomas, Prop. ...
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this part of the
district. Headquarters for Contractors, Mining Men
and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
Second Avenue,
Cascade City. British Columbia.
Close Connections with the Spokane Falls & Northern Ry.
Rapid Stage Line
And all Points in the Boundary Country.  Stage leaves Bossburg Daily at 12 o'clock Noon.   Private Conveyances, with or without drivers, furnished
to and from any point.
Hay, Grain, Farm Produce
First Avenue, Adjoining the Montana Hotel,   -   CASCADE, B.C.
The E. G. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
F. ELKINS, Proprietor.
Running Daily Stages between Cascade and Grand
Forks. Connections made with the Bell-Duncan
Stage Line from Bossburg. Carry Express Matter
to and from Bossburg, Cascade, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, Republic and intermediate points. . . .
Office and Stables, First Ave., CASCADE CITY, B. C. V
A gentleman, who for some good
reason���possibly because lie is a
reviewer���has been condemned to
read vast quantities of standard
love stories, has catalogued the behavior of the ladies and gentlemen
unconcerned in that which is the
critical point of a love story. Something similar has been done before
in the case of certain of the school
of impassioned novelists, but never
(we believe) upon such a grand
and general scale, Mr. M'Anally,
jun., has analyzed one hundred
oases of accepted proposals, and
fifty cases of rejections���a proportion which, we fear, scarcely represents the true ratio of the hazards
of love���and the scale of his operations ic so wide and varied that he
ought to i��e able to deduce even
from these fictitious examples some
rule of right conduct for those who
may hereafter propose or he proposed to.
It is most pleasant to begin with
the hundred instances of accepted
proposal; and first as to attitude.
In twenty-six eases the gentleman
sits upon a chair or a sofa ; in three
he reclines upon the grass ; and
this would seem to indicate that
lawn-tennis is not such a potent
factor in love making as some have
imagined, or, at least, that it does
not lead red-hot to proposals, as in
those bygone croquet days when
we proposed mallet in hand. We
are glad to see that the cases of the
gentleman going on one knee are
only four, and on two knees only
two; a fact which shows that heroes
are finding out that this attitude is
uncomfortable and unconvincing.
Writers upon amatory etiquette
have debated whether the proposal
should be approached gradually or
blurted out. The figures before us
agree with our own opinion in the
matter. Excluding such vague
preliminaries as fidgeting, pulling
out handkerchief, etc. four, and
standing on one foot three, there
are only nine instances of a formal
prelude against sixty-throe of a
sudden coup domain. There could
surely be no better illustration of
the policy of wooing boldly, especially when the lover's declaration
contains the assertion that "he can
not live without her"���81 cases.
The fortress now carried, our attention is next turned to the behavior of the surrendering garrison.
In eighty-one cases the lady sinks
into the arms of the gentleman.
This striking numerical coincidence
with the figures just previously
noticed will confirm the popular
belief in the efficacy of that usual
phase, and perhaps, the single case
in which the lady prefers to sink
into the arms of a chair was due to
that phrase's omission. The disposition of the lady's head must
next be considered. It should re��t
on the gentleman's shoulder- -26
cases, preferably, on his breast���
68 cases: in one case it rests on his
knee, but that is obviously "another story." The claspingof arms
round the gentleman's neck is only
encouraged by 11 instances, which
we are inclined to think must have
been cases of widows. The gentleman's duty is now apparent. He
kis?es the lady on the lips���67, on
the cheek���4, on the hair���10 probably cases of elderly suitors--on
the" hands���2, and once ''on the
nose by mistake." He also holds
her hands���72 cases, "very tight"���
17. Three gentlemen weep to some
extent, nine 6ay   "Thank   God!"
aloud, fourteen have a lump in the
throat, five have eyes calm and
clear, seven are deliriously happy,
and five say they are too full for
utterance. Meanwhile, in fifty
cases the lady also weeps, silently |
6 and audiably 44, and in seventy-
two cases exhibits eyes full of love.
There are no rules without eccentric
exceptions; we have, therefore, to
add that in one case, that of a girl
under sixteen, she sneezes; in one
case, that of an elderly spinster,
she struggles not to be kissed; in
three cases, evidently very old-
fashioned, she refers her lover to
papa, and in one case, that of a
widow, she says "Yes, but don't be
a fool!"
From these happy scenes we
must now reluctantly turn to the
fifty cases of rejection; and here it
is more especially that experience
and counsel become necessary. Of
the preliminaries we have no information���a fact which is regrettable,
as they might often indicate how
such disaster could be avoided.
We only know what happens after
the disaster. In forty-one cases
the lady rises to her feet, weeping
in seven cases and laughing scornfully in two. In only nine instances does she say she is sorry,
but she promises to be a sister to
him 17, or a friend 26, and she
hopes that he will find another 11,
or at least will always be happy 13.
In one case she promises to pray
or him. Sometimes she adds the
information that she loves or is
promised to another���in our opinion a merely useless and irritating
addition���and in single exceptional
cases she volunteers remarks, also
objectionable, to the effect that he
is too young for her, or that he is
acting like a donkey, orjthat she
cannot undertake the charges of
his support; while in one instance
of refined cruelty she asks him if
his mother knows what he is doing.
We regret to say that the rejected gentleman's behavior is scarcely
worthy of the lord of creation.
Perhaps the best thing he can do
is what he does in thirty-one cases
���rush madly away; and, next best
to say he will go home, of which
we have thirteen examples. In
other cases he says he will go for a
soldier 1; to sea 4; to commit suicide 6; to the devil 1. Rightly, we
think, seven gentlemen refuse to
let the the ladies tie their sisters,
and wrongly, four refuse to be their
friends; while with possitive wickedness, the one gentleman who had
the promise of prayers refuses to be
prayed for. There is very little
crying���only two instances of wiped
eyes; though, of course, we do not
know what the rejected ones did
after they rushed madly away���
but four rude men say they hope
never to see their loves again, and
one declares point blank that he
will marry another. Curses are
creditably deficient���six impersonal against bad luck generally; nine
personal against supposed rivals
Happily there is but a single instance on record when the disappointed suitor a [cavalry officer]
incontinently proceeds to throttle
the lady, and, when her screams
bring her father to her help, splits
his skull with a handy bludgeon.
The conduct of the hands upon
such occasions is almost as "nice"
as that of "a clouded cane" used to
be in the days of "Great Anna."
Only three rejected gentlemen tear
their hair���which is out of date,
especially now that hair is scarcer
than it used to be���but seven pull
Cosmopolitan i Cafe.
This favorite resort of the epicure is becoming more
and more popular every day with Mining Men, Contractors,
Railroad Men and the Travelling Puhlic generally. Our
table is supplied with .Every Delicacy of the Season. We invite your patronage and know you will be pleased	
GEORGE L. HART, Proprietor.
Corner First Ave. and Main St., Cascade City, B. C.
This New Hotel is now opened and prepared for business.
You are cordially invited to call and see us. It matters
not whether your pockets are full or empty; drop in anyway.
Of course, we have everything needful in the liquid line.
DAVIN, Prop.
COX & JONES, Props.
Newly Furnished.   First Class Bar in Connection
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings, Etc
their moustaches and two pull up
their collar���possibly to help to
clear that lump out of the throat;
while one, wilder than the rest,
pound a stone wall with his fist,
and another, cooler than the rest,
brushes off the dust from his trousers' knees. This last was evidently
not one of the seventeen who declared that life was of no further
We have exhibited enough of this
interesting analysis to serve as a
warning and advice to aspirant
lovers. It is the male lover who
apparently stands most in need of
it. The lady is decidedly surer of
her forecast and action in love's
terrible assault. Remember this,
male suitors of every estate���whatever the method of your approach,
whether open and deliberate or
sudden and silent, in 87 cases out
of 100 records of accepted proposals
the lady " knew that something
was coming."
'he Bank of
Capital,all paid up, $12,000,000
Rest, 6,000,000
President, Lord Strathcona and
Mount Royal; Vice-President,
Hon. Geo. A. Drummond; General Manager, E. S. Clouston.
Branches in London, England, New York, Chicago
And in principal Canadian cities.
Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange
and Cable Transfers; Grant Commercial and Travellers' Credits,
available in any part of the World.
Drafts issued, Collections made, etc.
Greenwood Branch,
Manager. ���
First Regular rfeetlng��� New rtembers
Admitted���Mr. Wilgrers Present.
The first regular meeting of the
Cascade Taxpayers' Association
was held in the office of the Cascade
Development Co., on Tuesday evening, Dec. 6th.
The names of some seven new
applicants were received and entered on the roll of membership. The
association now has thirty-five
The matter of the appointment
of fire wardens was brought before
the meeting, and after considerable
discussion it was decided that the
associat'on would recommend the
names of Messrs. Stocker, Earle
and Elkins to fill the offices,
A committee consisting of Messrs.
Flood, Gtenstrom and Stocker was
appointed for the purpose of securing a proper person to act as night
watchman for the town.
Mr. Wilgrers, right-of-way agent
for the C. P. R., was present, and
favored the association with a
short address. During the course
of his remarks he stated that since
his last visit here the town had
made such rapid strides in the
way of building and street improvements, that one would scarcely
know it was the same place. He
also stated that in his opinion it
was the most favorable location for
a smelter in this district. The
mines in the vicinity would undoubtedly demand one, as they are
every day attracting more and
more attention outside. In conclusion he wished the association
every success in the good work
which they had undertaken.
The meeting then adjourned until Tuesday evening, Dec. 20th.
Ethics in a Mining Camp.
The strict moral theories of eastern cities are of little practical value
in a mining camp. Conditions as
they exist must be dealt with. Any
attempt to force miners and prospectors to cease the practice of risking money on cards will prove a
failure. The average miner does
not see any harm in the practice,
and so long as he does not he will
continue to enjoy a quiet game of
draw or Black-jack. As far as the
good order of the town is concerned, no great harm can arise from
three or four men playing a quiet
game. If hotel men, however, turn
their bar rooms into gambling
joints and allow professional gamblers to run games in the back
rooms of their houses, they may expect visits from the police and
trouble for their houses. The professional gentleman who does nothing excepting to swindle the innocent at cards, deserves consideration neither from the hotel men
nor the police.���Greenwood Times.
British Columbia Scored Well.
British Columbia won a number
of medals at the Tran-Mississippi
exposition recently held at Omaha,
among them being: The Province
of British Columbia, for the exhibit
of gold, silver, copper and lead
commercial ore, a silver medal;
the Reco Mining Company, of San-
don, for argentiferous lead ores,
a bronze medal; the Lemon Gold
Mining Company of British Columbia, for gold ores, a bronze medal.
The medals are now being struck.
British Columbia's exhibit was un
der��the management of L, K. Armstrong. It was well designed and
attracted a great many visitorF.
Martin O'Reilly, of Nelson, B. C,
visited Cascade this Week.
Greenwood now has 290 voters.
Last year's list showed 143.
Cascade's two saw mills are now
turning out about fifty thousand
feet of lumber per day.
Mr. Mayall, of the B. C. M. & M.
syndicate, made a business trip to
Spoknne this week.
S. J. Mighton, wholesale cigar
dealer of Nelson, made a trip
through Cascade this week.
The many friends of Mrs. W.
Francis will be pleased to learn
that she is able to be around again.
Mr. WilgrerB, right-of-way agent
for the C. P. R., with headquarters
at Greenwood, paid Cascade a visit
this week.
Mr. E. C. Eckstorrn, of the Railroad Headquarters hotel, has built
an addition to his already commodious house.
The Kettle River stage line will
soon run a daily stage between
Greenwood and Cascade, taking in
Niagara on the way.
None of the bodies of the victims
of the recent steamboat wreck, on
Kootenay lake, have as yet been recovered.
Jas. Driscoll has just completed
the paper hanging and decorating
in Black Bros.' new hotel. This is
one of the best finished houses in
the Boundary country.
Eight out of twenty-one patients
were able to leave the hospital this
week. Only four deaths have occurred since the opening of the institution here.
Mr. Homer of the Inland Industry, Spokane, visited Cascade this
week. Mr. Homer is taking a trip
through the Boundary country for
the purpose of giving it a write up
in his next issue, and incidentally
he is gathering in a few subscriptions.
I Miners, Railroad Men and others will find
to call on
it to their interest
When in Need of
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers and
Clothing of AH Kinds. . .
Notice of Transfer of Liquor License.
To Peter T. McCallum and J. K.
Johnson, justices of the peace in
and for the District of Yale :
Take notice that it is our intention to apply at the next sitting of
the licensing court for the lower
portion of Osoyoos Division of Yale
district to be held at Grand Forks,
B.C., on the 15th day of December
next, for a transfer to 0. G. Fredericks of a retail liquor licence for
our premises, situated at Cascade
City, B. C, being on lot No. 6,
block No. 10, and being commonly
known as the Commercial Hotel.
Clifford A. Baldwin.
Squire C. Chezun.
Bakery and
Branch Grocery
Prompt and Courteous Treatment
Scandia Hotel
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
A comfortable, home-like place for
Railroad Men.
First Avenue,
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
Go to_
���FOR  YOUR���
Potatoes, Apples and All Kinds of Farm Produce,
Confectionery and Stationery.
Full Line Cigars and Tobaccos.
Opposite Custom  House,
Old Curiosity Shop.
Opposite Clarke Hotel, Josephine Street, NELSON, B. C.
New and SECOND HANP Goods.
We buy Anything and Everything. Call or drop us a
line���we can fit you out. Money made by dealing with us.
Write for anything you want.
Dry Wood
Large Stock on hand and
Prompt Delivery. Leave
orders at Francis & Milne's
store.   E.M.DANA. ���1
Tradition hands down an awful
break made by a well-meaning
American gentleman, who, in his
embarassment, genially assured
Pope Pious the Ninth that he had
had the pleasure of a presentation
to his father, the late Pope, many
years before.
On the occasion of the wedding
of the late Duchess of Teck to her
handsome but impecunious husband, her brother, the Duke of
Cambridge, gave vent to his unfortunate habit of thinking aloud.
When the Duke of Teck solemnly
pledged himself with all his wordly
goods to endow the bride, the Duke
of Cambridge marred the solemnity
of the occasion by exclaiming quite
audibly : " Well, by Jove ! And
Wales gave him his shirts."
There was a story told in Punch
of a loquacious Irish waiter, who
was filling up a military guest with
a most remarkable account of the
dangers he had been through while
in the service. " Why, sor," said
he, "I was standin' up agin a
three in the Soudan desert, when a
bullet sthruck me here (indicating
his left breast) and whint roight
thru' me." "But" said his listener,
" that would have killed you, as
your heart is there." " Shure sor,
but me heart was in me mouth at
the toime."
A tourist stopping at a small
country hotel in England, seeing the hostler expert and tractable, inquired how long he had
lived there and what countryman
he was. " I'se Yorkshire," said the
fellow, "and ha' lived sixteen years
here." "I wonder," replied the
gentleman, "that in so long a
period so clever a fellow as you
seem to be have not come to be
master of the hotel yourself."
" Aye," answered the hostler, " but
maister's Yorkshire, too."
The Carlyles had a maid who
was untidy, useless in all ways, but
"abounding in grace" and in consequent cen*ure of everyone above
or below her and of everything she
could not understand. After a
long apostrophe one day, as she
was bringing in dinner, Carlyle
ended with, "And this I can tell
you, that if you don't carry the
dishes straight, so as not to spill
the gravy, so far from being tolerated in heaven, you won't be even
tolerated on earth.
It is related as a fact that about
a year ago a house in Wichita,
Kas., was entered by a burglar and
a pocket-book containing a sum of
money was stolen. A few days
ago the owner of the purse received
a letter through the mails, enclosing a $10 hill and the following
note: "A year ago I stole a pocket-
book from you containing $60. I
have been sick, and remorse has
been knawing at my heart, so I
send you $10. When remorse
gnaws again I will send you some
more.   Burglar.
Mr. Aspinwall, a clever and reckless barrister, famous in the sixties
in Victoria for his fun and audacity,
was addressing an election meeting
in Ballarat, the "golden city." The
lively advocate had come to that
time in his career when much
whiskey and soda had wrought
palpable havoc with his complexion. His speech ended, and questions were invited. "Aspinwall!"
bellowed a stalwart digger, "tell us
what make?1 your face so red."
"Blushing at your confounded impudence, sir!" was the quick reply.
It carried the meeting.
It was one of Piatt Evan's pleasures to teach his friends how to
purchase tender geese, though he
could not always get them in the
market. One morning he saw a
lot, and inquired about how many
there were. " About a dozen," was
the reply. " W-w-well," said Piatt,
" I k-keep a boarding house, and
my boarders are the biggest e-eaters
you ever s-s-saw. P-p-pick out
nine of the t-toughest you've g-got."
The farmer complied, and laid
aside the three tender ones. Piatt
picked them up carefully, and,
putting them in his basket, said,
"I b-b-believeI'll take these three."
The late Eugene Field oncd
played a practical joke on two carloads of Kansas City merchants,
who were going on an excursion.
Each car was to go by a different
route, and the cars separated at an
early hour in the morning when
everybody was asleep, except Field,
who was along to write up the trip.
Just before the cars parted company, he carried all the shoes from
one sleeper into the other and carefully exchanged them. The next
morning there was a blue streak
two ways across Kansas. Every
man in both sleepers was miles and
and miles away from his shoes.
Some years ago, says a writer,
in the Youth's Companion, I was
in camp with a friend of mine in
Canada. Toward morning I woke
shivering with cold. The fire was
very low. My companion was
sound asleep. It isn't nice to get
out of a warm blanket to haul
frosty logs to the fire, so I gave
Wyndham a kick, and then pretended to be asleep. There was no
response, and by and by I tried
another kick. Then the old scoundrel burst out laughing. " I did
the same thing to you fifteen
minutes ago," he said ; " that's
how you came to wake up."
Col. Sam. Hughes, of the Lindsay
Wardner, in one of his letters descriptive of his recent visit to Scotland, tells a libellous story of the
bagpipes. Here it is : It is said
that on one occasion in the Crimea
there were forty-two wounded soldiers in one room, all doing well
except a scarred hero of Sir Colin
Campbell's famous Highland Brigade. As he lay from day to day,
slowly dying, his ear turned back
to the " Hielan Home in Lochaber,"
and he longed to hear the bagpipes.
His request was granted. The
pipers played around the room for
an hour, and the Highlander recovered���but the remaining forty-
one died!
There* are some entertaining pictures of life in Washington seventy
years ago in Stratford Canning's
diary and letters. "My predecessor," he writes, "was Sir Charles
Bagot, a man of very attractive
manners, intelligent, witty and
kind. An American minister and
his wife dining with him one day,
he heard Lady Bagot, who was at
some distance, say rather quickly:
"My dear Mrs. Simpson, what can
you be doing?' The salad-bowl
had been offered to Mrs. Simpson
and her arm was lost in it up to
her elbow. Her reply was prompt:
"Only rollicking for an onion, my
All kinds of job printing furnished on shortest notice at the
Record office.
Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary Creek and Christina L/ake Countries.
The Coming Commercial and Industrial
Center of
A Magnificent Water Power
of 20,000 Horse Power
Now under actual development. The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL DISTRICT.
A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. Only one mile from Christina Lake, a beautiful body
of water,  18 miles in length, and destined to become the
The town is beautifully located, surrounded by rich
scenery, with liberal sized lots (50x120), wide streets, and
offers a most promising opportunity for business locations
and Realty Investments.
For further information, price of lots, etc., address
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.
Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Commissioner
C. P. R., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
4* 44 44 4* a$* 4* 4*44-44-4* 4* 4.4* 4*4& 4* 44 12
Wholesale Merchants
Liquors, �� Cigars, �� Dry �� Goods,
flackinaws, Rubbers,
Catalogues sent on application.   Kootenay Branch:   NELSON, B. 0.
First Class Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Half Way House
Located Half Way Between Brooklyn
and Cascade City.
���-   "Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Good Hotel and Stable Accommodations.
Hotel Kootenay
NORMAN LUCE, Proprietor.
Located at Porcupine Creek, io miles out
from Brooklyn. The comfort of the traveling public carefully looked after. Good
stabling accommodations. Give us a call.
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record.
The Porto Rico mill, near Ymir,
has commenceil running under the
superintendency of J. C. Garvin.
A crown grant, will shortly he
applied for the Shiloh mineral
claim, situated about a mile from
The British American Corporation has succeeded in floating the
LeRoi in England on a $5,000,000
The final payment of $13,000
was made on the California group
of claims, near New Denver, on
December 1st.
A contract has been let to sink a
100-foot shaft on the Jocker Mineral Group, situate on Coffey creek,
in the Slocan City division.
The Tamarack claim, in Ainsworth camp, was recently purchased
under a bond from the owners,
Messrs. Lind & Stahlberg, by V. A.
Johnson, of Kaslo. The purchase
price is $15,000, ten per cent of
which was paid down.
An organization known as the
"Slocan City Miners' Exchange,"
was recently formed in Slocan City.
This is a step in the right direction,
and no doubt will prove itself to
be of considerable benefit to the
miners and prospectors in that
Good progress is now being made
with development work on the
eleven claims constituting the Leviathan Gold Mining & Milling Company, Ltd., opposite Kaslo. This
proposition promises to become a
very valuable property, the iron
capping, which can be traced for
over three miles, is surricently good
indication that pay ore can be
easily reached.
The new compressor building,
water tank and other houses have
been completed on the Iron Horse
this week. The boiler and some
other parts of the compressor plant
are on hand and being put in place,
and the balance of the machinery
will 1), in position by the end of
the coming week. Mr. Pfunder is
hurrying things as fast as possible,
and  being an adept in the art of
management, he will soon have the
Iron Horse compressor whistling
the signal to go to work in the big
new shaft.���Rossland Record.
Hot and Cold Baths can
be had at any time	
Cascade City
*ib    Brooklyn
New Rigs, Good Teams, Experienced Drivers.
This line will make regular
trips between the two places,
carrying passengers and baggage in quick time.


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