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Vol. I.
No. 8.
Contractors are Bringing Goods From
Chances Excellent for Headquarters Coming
Here Also.
It is evidently the intention of
Mann, Foley Bros. & Larson, the
head contractors for 105 miles of
the construction of the Rnbson-
Penticton branch of the Columbia
& Western railway, now building
through this city, to make' this the
headquarters and main office of the
Ann' in the near future. While no
positive announcement to this
effect has yet been given out, there
are several straws that show this is
the'strong probability.
Mr. Sheppard, storekeeper for
the contractors in Cascade, states
that arrangements have been made
to haul some of the merchandise
from the warehouse in Brooklyn
over the tote road to this point, and
that several teams have already
hee^i sent across the mountains to
Brooklyn for this purpose. It is
said further, that by the early part
of next week a dozen four-horse
teams will he employed at this
work. The goods to be brought
nv'er first will be powder.
While there is work on several
contracts to keep some gangs of
men busy in spots on the other side
of the divide for a month or two,
the grading is done to a large extent, and consequently the need for
having headquarters so far from
trje centre of the hulk of the remaining work, is growing less apparent
every day.
That the contractors will move
their office over this way before
long seems to he a foregone conclusion, and equally so that it will
he located here in Cascade. When
this is done it will undoubtedly be
of no small benefit to the city.
1 * *���
r - NOTES.
The contractors are now putting
up a branch storehouse near Greenwood. Some merchandise will he
sent up from Cascade.
Pat Welch was in town this week
from Niagara, where he has about
.350 men employed. He has secured
more work out near Midway, and
has established a new camp at that
town." Burns & Jordan have also
secured another contract, between
Midway and Greenwood.
,-, A. Lindatrom is the only one now
carrying newspapers on the line of
construction. His welcome visits
are made to nearly every camp on
the line, from Brooklyn to Cascade,
'regularly every week* He always
uses the Trot & Walker line to
' make his rounds.
The payroll on the construction
for November, is said to amount to
about $125,000, which is equal to
that of the previous month. Paymaster Woodman's assistant, Mr.
Smith, has returned to Brooklyn
from his check distributing trip.
As a consequence checks on the
Bank of Montreal are more plentiful all along the line.
The Kettle River Outfit Has Changed
The G. W. Williams Kettle River
Stage Line was reported sold
this week to a syndicate at a price
said to be $6,500. 'I he sale carries
with it the contract for carrying
the mail and also includes all the
horses, wagons, stages and si ighs
owned by Mr. Williams and which
have done uuch excellent service in
the bringing of passengers into the
Boundary country for so long a
time. It is said that Mr. Williams
has been retained as manager of
the line by the new owners, and
that he is now in Spokane securing
a carload of horses to add to the
The above is the substance of
countless rumors that have heen
floating around for several days
past. The new owners are the prompters of the townsite of Upper
Grand Forks, who have recently
taken hold of that proposition. It
is also said to be the intention to
build a bridge or two over Kettle
river near the new town, in order to
give quicker communication.
Bell & Duncan's stage line is reported to hi ve given an option on
their excellent outfit to the same
concern, but, so far as can be
learned, it has not vet been taken
up. Should tbis be done, or should
any change he made in the present arrangement of having all the
stages stop over night in Cascade,
it is almost a certainty that a new
stage line will be put on between
Cascade and Bossburg at once.
Maple Leaf Plant Oone.
Last Wednesday the printing
plant of the late defunct Maple
Leaf paper, that had a brief and
fitful existence in Cascade, was
bundled on a freight wagon and
started westward. It is understood
that it will be used in the town of
Upper Grand Forks for the publication of a weekly in the interests
of that section, and the Record
wishes its proprietors all possible
success in the new venture.
This plant has had a varied experience. Coming originally from
Toronto in the summer of 1897, it
was used as a job annex to the
News of Kaslo. In February, 1898,
when Kuskonook boomed, it was
used for the publication of the
Searchlight in that town. In June
it suddenly moved back to Kaslo
for political purposes, and came
out shortly as the Slocan Sun for a
few weeks. Then it lay quiescent
till it took a longer journey to Cascade, where it soon ran its race. R
M. Nisbet has stuck by the plant
since it first saw Kaslo. and is still
with it. W. J. Saunders joined his
fortunes with it in Cascade.
Pat Burns' Manager lias Joined the
Latter Was the First Wedding Occurring in
Cascade City.
Two of Cascade's yound men have
reformed the past week and decided to turn over a new leaf by
taking life partners to help smooth
the future pathways. Both have
heen busy for the last few days in
acknowledging the ninny congratulation showered upon them by
their many friends.
The first of these weddings was
that of Kingman Natt Rees, the
popular manager for P. Burn &
Co.. of Cascade, who quietly slipped off to Spokane, and was married there last Saturday to Miss
Bertha Irene Estabrooks. The
ceremony was performed in the Pacific Hotel by Rev. Dr. Van Osdel,
pastor of the First Baptist church
of that city, Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Stocker, who were in Spokane on
a visit were present at the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Rees returned at once
to Cascade and have taken up their
residence at Hotel Cascade.
Mrs. Rees is a native of New
Brunswick, hut.has heen living for
some years in Boston, Mass., whence
she came direct to Spokane last
week to meet Mr. Rees.
cascade's first wkdding.
Edmund A. Smith and Miss Gertrude Pearson had the honor, last
Wednesday evening, of being the
first couple ever married in Cascade. The ceremony took place at
Black's hotel, and was solemnized
by Father Palmer, of Trail. The
bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Mc-
Intyre and the best man was P. J.
Both bride and groom are well
known in Cascade and have the
best wishes of a wide circle of
friends. A wedding supper was
served at the hotel after the ceremony.
Both newly married couples were
serenaded after the Wednesday
evening ceremony in true old fashioned style, and both grooms did
the honors of the occasion.
Bread like your mother used to
make, light and sweet, at Barry &
Hepburn's bakery, rear of Curtis'
grocery.   Try it.
Tomorrow being New Years day,
the regular Roast Beef and Plum
Pudding with Brandy Sauce, and
various other delicacies of the season will constitute the dinner at
the Columbia Dining Parlor. '35
cents.   Chab. M. Hitch, Prop.
A. Branson was in town from
Greenwood yesterday.
Bobby  Wills   had  32  pieces of"
baggage on  his stage when it arrived last night from Gladstone.1*
A stage line is scheduled to he-
gin regular trips today over the
snow road between Kettle Falls and
Next Tuesday evening the regular jsemi-monthly meeting of the
Cascade Taxpayer's Association
will be held at the townsite office.
John Mclntire, the Forks pedagogue, and Rev. Wallace, of the
same town, came over on Wednesday, making the round trip on
their bicycles.
A watchmaker and jeweler will
soon open up in Cascade, from
Rossland. One of McDonald *v.
Flood's new stores has heen rented
for that purpose.
Mr. Grierson, of Bonner's Ferry,
who was appointed to assist Collector Rose at Cascade, has failed to
arrive as yet, and it is probable
that another appointment will be
Mail service between Grand
Forks and Cascade must be ;n a
bad way, as it takes the Miner four,
five and sometimes six days to
cover the 13 miles between the two
After the first of the year it is
understood that the down train
will pass Bossburg about three'
hours later than at present, hut no
change will be made in the time of
the up train.
Jas. H. Good,who is spending the
holidays with his family at Rossland writes that the old fire bell in
that city cannot he secured for Cascade, as it is to be used for school ���
purposes there. >
The Bossburg Journal gives A."
Bradley, who recently sold a patent gas lamp for future delivery
throughout this district, a rather
uncomplimentary send-off. Mr.
Bradley always collected in advance, and some of his orders are
yet unfilled.
Postmaster Cameron is celebrating his birthday today by placing
the new imperial 2c stamps on sale,
the supply having arrived last
night. On page 6 will he found a
list of countries where they will
take a half-ounce letter to. Canada is not one of them.
It is confidently hoped to secure
the services of School Inspector
Burns for a free lecture on the
chemistry of metals. Mr. Burns is
now in the Kootenays, but is expected over here shortly. The subject referred to is one in which Ms:
Burns is particularly well versed^
and such a lecture here would be
highly appreciated.
Victor M. Smith, who built several miles of the grade on our new
railway line on Lower Arrow lake,
stopped jn Cascade yesterday, on
his way to the front where new
sub-contracts are being let. His
brother, Assistant Paymaster Smith
was also in town at the same time-
on his return trip to Brooklyn. '2
The New Year
Hall    II, tie fellow, Ninety-nine,
Ihc lust of I'iKlUi'i'ii hundred,
How oamo you hero in thin cold time ?
Are you sure you haven't blundered V
The ground all covered o'er with snow,
There's plenty room for BleiKliinu,
But the days are short, the nights are col ,
There's little time for playing.
The less for play the more for sleep;
The young need this for growing.
As less of dark, and more of light,
'Twill soon lie time for sowing.
Quite soon, hard work will drive us fast,
V ith little chance of resting:
Suwir.g, building, ploughing, sowing,
Digging, mining, blasting.
Around these crags, along these vales,
In the leafy month of June,
The iron horse, with van and coach
Will play us a merry tune.
And many toilers with the ores,
In bent that makes them swelter,
Refining the wealth from the mouutaiu side,
Will labor about the smelter.
And lighting, watering, flashing, driving,
Along this valley splendid,
I'll make u city rich and grand,
Before the year is ended.
Then hail young sprightly Ninty-nine
I hough last of eighteeu-hundred.
The smartest sou of all the lot,
We're sure you have not blundered.
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They Left Very  Suddenly for Parts
Frank Oliver and Gracchino
Stabile, who have been posing as
Italian bankers on the railway construction, are now anxiously wanted by a number of irate fellow
countrymen around Niagara and
elsewhere, who assert that money
entrusted to them for transmission
to the old country, had never
reached its destination.
Al. Rizzuto of Niagara, came to
Cascade on Wednesday, to try and
trace Stabile and Oliver, who he
said bad skipped out a day or two
before, one going to Nel��on and the
other to Spokane, but so far has not
been able to get them. He, with
A. Sprovieri, who now run the
White Star hotel at Niagara, were
formerly in partnership with Oliver
and Stabile, but recently bought
the bankers share of the business.
He asserts that there are a large
number .if Italians at Niagara who
would make it decidedly warm for
the pseudo bankers if they could be
got at.
Oliver had a contract at the
switchback last summer, and Stabile, who is a fluent linguist and
bad the confidence of his countrymen, formed a partnership with
him in Brooklyn. Later they came
to Niagara and gave it out that
they would establish branches all
over the country.
Mr. Rizzuto returned this morning to Niagara, to get further instructions from the dupes of the
so-called blinkers.
Bought a Townsite.
A. W. Ross, of Toronto, J. B. Mc-
Arthur of Rossland and C, S. Morris, of Rat Portage, representing a
Toronto syndicate, have purchased
the townsite of Upper Grand Forks,
which is about a mile and a half
from the lower town or Grand
Forks proper. The owners of the
property were Charles Hay and
Neil McCallum. It is claimed
that the consideration for the property was $70,000. Mr. Ross is
known as an enterprising operator,
and the new town, which it is said
will be renamed either Columbia
or Yale, will soon be one of importance.
Back from Rossland
Wm. Forrest, J. P.. of Cascade
and Gladstone, returned this week
from Rossland, where he has been
for two or three weeks, negotiating
the sale of the Gladstone townsite.
He slates that the option was given
as stated in last week's Record to
an eastern syndicate, for $30,000,
and it is expected it will be taken
^up in the course of 30days. Messrs.
Forrest, Cameron, Dixon and Good
are the present owners of the property,
Mr. Forrest states that large
numbers of people in Rossland are
much interested in Cascade and in
the entire Boundary country.
A social dance will be given in the Railroad Headquarters
Hotel Hall, under the auspices of Mrs. Jennie
Carter, on
Monday Evening, January 2nd
A special orchestra has been secured for the occasion, and no
effort will be spared to make this a grand success.
A cordial invitation is extended to all.
Supply Co.,
Wholesale and Retail.   Adjoining Commekciai. Hotel.
We are now in Full Swing
with a Full Stock of	
New School District
School Trustee Ferguson this
week received a letter from S D.
Pope, superintendent of public instruction, in response to one from
Cascade, which indicates thai a
separate school district will be
created here when the usual requirements are complied with. One
of these is the cataloguing of every
child in the proposed district between the ages of six and sixteen
years, and forms for this purpose
have been sent.
Mr. Ferguson is now busy at this
work, aided by Mr. Matheson, the
teacher, and will appreciate any
assistance that can be given by
parents and others. It is also the
intention to press the claims of
Cascade for a permanent school
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 Below the Lowest.
ffltW Time checks taken at par. f\, BREi/ANEsR, MGR.
Bids for Water and Ice.
The Cascade Hotel Keepers Protective Association held a meeting
last Wednesday evening, to transact general business and consider
bids for furnishing water and ice to
the various hotels here.
The bid for furnishing water was
from I). C. Fletcher, who offered to
supply it at a flat rate of 25 cents
per barrel. There were several bids
for putting up ice, as follows, per
W. H. Disorone, $3.75; Mr.
Thomas, $2,50; Rich And��rson,
$1.90; D.C.Fletcher, $3.75; John
Lane, $2.00; Charles A. Sawyer,
It is probable that both contracts
will be awarded at once.
Another Justice Applied For
During the last week a petition
was circulated among our business
men, and generally signed, asking
for the appointment of D. J. Matheson as a justice of the peace in this
city. The petition met with the
hearty approval of Wm. Forrest,
J. P., and last Thursday night he
forwarded the Fame to Victoria. It
is believed that, it will be favorably
acted upon without delay.
Increasing the Force
ThU week the force of men on
the big dam to be built on Kettle
river above the fulls, has been
augmented, and Fi reman Simmons
now has a dozen men busily at
work. It is said that in a few days
the number will be increased to
probably 30, in order to get as
much of the work as possible done
before the water begins to get high
enough to be troublesome.
The Parsons Produce Co., of
Winnipeg and Nelson, expect to
put a supply depot in Cascade in
the near future.
The best meal served in the
city is at the Columbia Dining Parlor for 35c.
Beg to announce that their
head store on Main street will
On Sunday and Monday,
January ist and 2nd next.
Customers will be able to
obtain all they require at our
First Avenue branch store.
Bakery and
Branch Grocery
Prompt and Courtkous Thkatmkxt
Horseshoeing and Gen-
. eral Blacksmithing.
Second Avenue, CASCADE, B.C.
FOR ....
Paper Hanging
and Kalcimining
. . . GO TO . . .
Free Employment
Reliable help furnished free. I
am in correspondence with all parties employing laborers in this section of the Boundary country.
G. J. Eckstorrn, Manager.
Good dairy butter, only 20 cents
per pound at J. S. Ingram & Co.'b,
where 100 tubs have just been received.   Try some of it. it
Uncle Fraser is an elderly gentleman well known in these parts as
a good hearted soul, and willing to
give a man out of luck a helping
band. While en route from Spokane to Republic last week, where
he has valuable mining interests, he
put up at the Hotel Cascade. On
the way in from Bossburg there
were two young men and two young
ladies on "the stage, and Mr. Fraser
noted with his philanthropic eye
that the young men appeared none
too well off in this world's goods.
Accordingly���the entire party having stopped ai the same hotel���
when he paid his bill in the early
morning, he told the clerk he would
also settle for the others who came
on the stage with him���meaning
the young men aferesaid. But the
clerk supposed he referred to the
er.tire party, young ladies and all,
stated the amount, and it was
quickly paid.
The next morning both the ladies
and the men were astonished to
rind that all of their hotel bills had
been liquidated by the benevolent
gentlemen who had been their fellow passenger the day previous���
who had also been careful to get
away early to avoid meeting the
Mr. Fraser returned this week
and it was learned that it was his
intention to pay only for the young
men, and not for the ladies. Now,
the question arises, does Uncle
Fraser get credit in this or the next
world, for performing a benevolent
action unintentionally���so far as
the ladies' case is concerned ?
Alien Lean was captain of the
ill-fated steamer Ainsworth that
was capsized a few miles from
Pilot Bay, in Kootenay lake, a few
weeks ago, by which nine lives
were lost. Mr. Lean is now in
Cascade, leisurely taking in the
Boundary country, and doing a
little photographing on the way.
The Nelson Board of Trade passed
resolutions exonerating Capt. Lean
from any blame for the catastrophe
shortly after its occurrence. The
Ainsworth had been laid up for a!
while in the fall, hut when the contract for the construction of the
Nelson & Bedlington was let, there
was plenty of business, and she was
put on her run once more. It was
on the first trip after this that the
boat keeled over in the severe squall
the story of which has already
passed into history.
Howard C. Walters, of Spokane,
who was in Cascade this week, can
safely he placed among the pioneers
of this part of British Columbia.
Years ago, when dozens of experienced mining operators would not
so much as look at the rich ledges
in the Boundary country, Mr. Wai-
ters organized a syndicate to take
hold of the Skylark, Providence
and other claims, where the ore was
of high grade. It was packed 50
or 60 miles to Marcu*, and shipped
to the smelter with some profit.
Few men would care to tackle such
a proposition. This was in 1892-3,
when any one who would take hold
of claims so far from transportation was looked upon as a little
loose in the upper story. But Mr.
Walters knew what he wai about,
His strong point was the success'
ful flotation of new companies���and
showing where and how it is profitable. In 1894 he took hold of the
great Snowshoe mine at Libby,
Montana, and his company spent a
couple of hundred thousand dollars
there on tramways, concentrators,
development, etc. It is a low grada
galena proposition, hut there is a
mountain of ore. Through some
sharp practice he was ousted from
the management of the company.
As a result the concern rapidly
went to the how-wows, through the
mismanagement of inexperienced
people in control. A short time
since Mr. Walters was requested to
again assume control at the Snow-
shoe, and is now rapidly pulling
that great property on its feet. In
the meantime he operated most
successfully at Rossland, the flota
tion of the Sunset No. 2 being
largely due to his efforts.
This case illustrates what a man
with push and indomitable energy
can do in British Columbia. He
told the writer once that when he
first struck Rossland in 1896, he
was so low down financially that
he actually did not have money
enough to pay his way out. But
he was a great worker and success
crowned his efforts.
Working on New Jail
Contractor N. Robinson has got
work well started on the new provincial jail, to be built here. The
site is on the flat, not far from the
Commercial and Black's hotel.
Officer Darraugh will shortly he
able to move into his new quarters
in the building, but says there is
no competition whatever as to who
will have the privilege of being his
first guest.
Black's Hotel,
Nieely 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 car. be had at all hours.
Palace giuery jftarn
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished
And Jeweler
Grand Forks will soon have another means of tooting its own
horn. It is propo.ed to organize a
brass band in that city.
After the first of the year it is
understood that the down train will
pass Bossburg about three hours
later than at present, but no change
will be made in the time of the up
On application of Solicitor Ernest Miller of Grand Forks, the case
of Frederick H.Hughes of this city,
charged with attempting to pass a
worthless check here, was postponed by Justice Rochussen till
Tuesday, January 3d.
Have you tried that home made
bread from Barry & Hepburn's
bakery, rear of Curtis' grocery ? It's
all right.
Ingram's is the cheapest place in
town to get your groceries and sup-
plies.   Give him a call.
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.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Fruit, Cigars and Tobacco
Caps,  Gloves,   Underwear    and
General Supplies.
Pioneer Store
Club Hotel
A good meal, a good room,
or a good drink can be had
at the Club Hotel.
Sam Sing,
Laundry at rear of the Custom
House, First Ave.
Clothes called for and delivered.
Spokane Falls &
Nelson and Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-Rail  Route, without
change of cars, between Spokane, Rossland and
Going North Coin? South
12:27 a.m MARCUS 11:12a. m.
Train leaving Marcus at 11.12 a. m. make*
olose connections at Spokane for all
Close connections at Nelson with steamboat for
Kaslo and all Kootenay lake poiuts.
Passengers (or Kettle River and Boundary
creek connect at Marcus and Uossburg with
stages daily.
C. G. DIXON, Q. P. AT. A.,
Spokane. Wash.
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.
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 to St. Paul;
daily (except Wednesday) to
Eastern Points.
Diet. Pass. Agt.
Vancouver ,B.CY THE  CASCADE  RECORD, DECEMBER   31, 1898
Provincial Constable Cox left for
Midway today on official business.
Over $5,000 worth of bank and
time checks have heen cashed here
during the last week.
G. Stabile, the North German
Lloyd steamship agent, left this
morning for Brooklyn on important business.
Frank Woods and wife arrived
here last Friday. Mr. Woods, who
was one of the first hotel men in
Greenwood, expects to locate here.
Provincial Constable Jarvis, who
has been transferred to Gladstone,
was in town on Tuesday and left
for Cascade Wednesday morning.
Another new hotel commenced
building on Main street yesterday.
Mr. Reeve, the proprietor, is a
well known hotel man from East
Mr. McNeish, from Slocan City,
who represents E. Parris & Co., is
building a store. The contract for
the structure was let to Mr. W. Mc-
Nee. On completion of this building Niagara will have five general
A big strike was made the other
day on the Pathfinder claim, which
is located about three miles from
Niagara. The owners expect to
have a gang of miners at work
shortly, and thorough development
will be prosecuted.
Seven four-horse teams from
Bossburg, loaded with freight, arrived today. Their cowing was
hailed with delight, as, owing to
the enormous Xmas trade, three
hotels were completely out of wet
goods and cigars.
Paymaster Woodman's assistant,
A. W Smith, was busily engaged
at Pat Welch's camp, near here,
yesterday issuing bank checks to
the railroaders, and the inhabitants
of Niagara imagined it was another
Christmas eve, judging by the
drinking done last night.
Manager Holbrook, of the daily
stage line between here and Greenwood, has established an express
office in Niagara, and, in order to
facilitate quicker travel, changes
horses here as well as at Boundary
City. The journey between here
and Greenwood is now accomplished in three hours.
A petition, bearing one hundred
and thirty signatures, was forwarded to the post office inspector
at Victoria, requesting that a post
office be established, here, 'this is
the second petition that has, been
forwarded to Victoria. Mail has
increased so much during the last
month that two well filled sacks
have been arriving here daily, and
as many as fifteen letters have been
taken down by the stage driver in
one day for registration at Grand
B.C., Dec. 28,1898.
nection with their system either at
Penticton or Vernon. If the former,
then connection would be made
with their steamboat service on
Okanagan lake, and if with the
latter, then would railway connections he made with the Shuswap
and Okanagan railway, which runs
from Vernon and joins the C. P. R
main line at Sicamous. That some
such movement is contemplated is
adduced from the fact that active
surveying operations are being
carried on to the west of Midway,
and as these operations are to extend throughout the winter and are
to he confined to the valley of the
Kettle river, until the height of
land is reached which divides the
valley of the said river from that
of the Okanagan, there would seem
to be room for the conjecture referred to.
If it is decided to make connection with Penticton then would the
line be no doubt carried from the
summit of the divide down Pentic
ton creek, whereas if Vernon is the
objective point then the height of
land would be followed until the
head of Mission creek is reached,
and then the line would be carried
down this creek to the Okanagan
Mission valley, by following which
north Vernon would easily be gain-
ed. Whatever the policy of the company is, no doubt the near future
will see it revealed, and if to the
upper Okanagan district railway
connection is given with Boundary
Creek and the Kootenay, such an
era of prosperfty will be ushered in
for the farming communities to the
north, as will compensate them for
years of waiting.���Midway Advance.
.... 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/
Cascade City. British Columbia.
A large stock of Bough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, Houldings, Etc
The C. P. R. Policy
Much speculation is being indulged in by those who are interested in the movements of the C P,
R. in this district. For some time
it was considered that the Columbia and Western would be extended from Robson to Midway, and
that at this point connections
would be made with the Vancouver,
Victoria and Eastern Railway, but
it looks now as if some other movement is contemplated, and that the
C. P. R. are determining the feasa-
bility of carrying their line at the
earliest possible moment to a con-
D. J. Matheson made a business
trip to the Forks on Wednesday.
The corporation of the city of
Grand Forks has given a note for
$1500 to the Mac Machine Co. of
Frank Holt returned from Greenwood Wednesday, and states that
the early location of a smelter at
Cascade is all the talk at Greenwood. *
John Lane has been busy this
week in storing about 100 tons of
Kettle river ice in the new house
built by P. Burns & Co., adjoining
the meat emporium.
Jas. Ellis, of the English store,
spent last Monday on a trip some
seven miles up the North Fork of
Kettle River, to look after some
mining interests.
t H. L. Moody, owner of the Christina townsite, returned from Spokane last Wednesday and left the
next morning for the Okanagan
country in the state of Washington.
A social dance will be given at
Railroad Headquarters next Monday evening, under the auspices of
Mrs. Jennie Carter, who cordially
extends an invitation to all. Good
music is promised.
Howard C. Walters, now of Libby,
Montana, and who was formerly
interested in Providence camp, was
in town Thursday with Geo. W.
Elliott, en route to the upper country.
Saturday night's Christmas entertainment at the school house was
a great success. There were presents for all the children, and Mr.
Lang as Santa Claus provoked
much merriment. The several
parts on the programme were pleas*
ingly rendered.
Corner First Avk. 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.
DEVON, Prop.
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.   Passenger!'
from Kootenay points make connections at Bossburg going and coming.
Cascabe #oot anb 5J]oe 5*]��P
A large stock of Boots, Shoes and
Rubbers, Always on Hand	
Repairing of all kinds neatly and Promptly Executed.
'A. H. BIGNEY, Proprietor.
���^Wholesale and Retail"^v
(| Manilla and Sisal Rope, Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Glass and Varnish, j
Just now we are making Special Prices for
Builders and ..Contractors. If interested,
write for quotations.    ^s��>
What is Happening on the New Railway Line.
Freeborg it Stone expect to complete their small contract this
Anderson & Applequist, this side
of Booner's, have three cuts left,
which will be finished in the course
of a month.
Olof Olsen's tunnel, located
about 28 miles from Cascade, is
now in about 185 feet. Some 00
men are employed.
Fosb & McDonald, on Lower
Arrow Lake, are giving the finishing touches to their contract at
that point.
Twohy Bros., whose contract is
the nearest to Brooklyn of any,
will have a force busy there for six
weeks or more.
All the tunnels are bored on the
line between Wes-t Robson and the
3,000 foot tunnel, which is four
miles west of Brooklyn.
Burns & Jordan, at their first
contract on Lower Arrow Lake will
employ 25 or 80 men for a couple
of months yet, putting up stone
Boomer's No. 2 camp still has 80
men on the roll. In a couple of
weeks this contract will be completed with the exception of the
40.000-yard sand cut, which will
require two months yet.
The big bluff, where the road
turns west from the lake, high
above Brooklyn, is done, and a
couple of weeks will see that part
of the line ready for the steel.
At the large sand cuts about five
miles this side of Gladstone, the
main firm of contractors, Mann,
Foley Bros. & Larson, are doing the
work, having about 60 men employed.
Not a stick of timber is yet in
place for the high trestle over Porcupine creek, which requires 1,250,-
000 feet or more. Much of it, however, is on the ground, and John
Cameron, the contractor, is busy
still hauling it in.
Sixty men are at work at
O'Leary's camp, at Shield's Landing,building the stone walls for the
outside support of the roadbed at
that point. It was at this point
that Jack O'Leary was killed by a
falling derrick several days since.
McLean Bros.' steam scraper,
which was sent to the Trail machine shops for alterations, is now
back at the work near Gladstone,
but is not doing business yet. The
cables are strung in the required
places, and the scraper will soon be
given another trial.
Jack Hastings, whose contract is
near McRae's Landing on Christina lake, left last Wednesday with
his wife for Lewiston, Idaho, where
he has secured a contract on the
0. R. & N.'s new line. The work
here is left in charge of his superintendent, aiui will take some time
yet to complete.
McLean Bros. No. 1 camp, at the
long tunnel, is working 75 men.
The thiee boilers have heen set in
solid masonry, and the two 7-
drill air compressors are in place
and in working order. The three
smoke-tacks are 70 feet high. At
the east end the bench for 12 feet is
wet, and then for some30 or 40 feet
to the surface the gravel is also
wet. So far, the excavation here
has been an'open cut.
At the west end the bore is in
130 feet, and is progressing steadily..
The Merchants Bank of Halifax
 - tNCOltl'OKATKIl i860;	
Paid-up Capital, $1,500,000.   Rest, $1,175,000. Head Office, Halifax, N. 8,
T. E KENNY, President. I). 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, flanager.
There is some trouble and delay
occasioned by the supply water
pipe freezing up, tl.fc water for the
boilers being taken from McMillan
The ledge of rock above the road
lied at the No. 5 camp of McLean
Bros, near Gladstone, is no more.
A 24-foot drift was run and 214
kegs of black powder sent two-
thirds of the bluff down the gulch.
This bluff was 80 feet high and
covered 100 feet of roadbed.
The following are the names Of
the sub-contractors and their respective contracts, between Cascade
and Eholt:
J. A.  Snndcren  I>
Ed. Anderson  8
A. J. Stt'iinson  8
Jas. Degnln   8
(Grand Porks, S mile gap.)
Ryberg &  Co       iV>
Burns & Jordan    1
J. C. McLennan  1
A. L.  MoHugh  1
Put Welch ....   VA
Jus. V. W elcli  1
Fossa McDoncIl    S'-i
P. C. Hauson  8!s
CaliforniaWine Co
Office and Warehouse, NELSON, B. C.
We have just received 500,000 Choice  Cigars, and are prepared to fill orders ou the Shortest Notice.
rices Always Right/
Rat Portage Goes Wild.
Hat Portage is wild with excitement over the marvelous strika
made in the Mikado gold mine.
The great rind is located in the
slope between the 150 and 200-foot
level. The stope is 40 feet high.
The vein at, that point narrowed
down to 1\ feet. In the head of
this stope the wonderful ore is located, which is so rich that the
management is heading it up in
barrels, and do not intend to put
it through the mill, the intention
being to send it direct to mint or
smelter. The entire stope is filled
with this ore. Samples of it hav
been brought out and conservative
and reliable mining men estimated
that the ore was five per cent, pure
gold, or over $40,000 per ton. The
mine is owned in England. At a
low estimute there is now a quarter of a million dollars in sight.
COX & JONES, Props.
Headquarters for Commercial, Mining and Railroad Men.
Newly Furnished and Enlarged.    European Plan.
First Class Bar in Connection.
GRAND FORKS,        -      -        BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Railroad Headquarters Hotel,
Best Meal in Cascade for 35c.
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.
lYehicles of All Kinds
Correspondence Solieited.^^> ^^Tl-��    vSchlittler   WagOHS. THE   CASCADE   RECORD,  DECEMBER   81,  1898
I'lilillshnl weekly lit (iisentle City, B.0.,
WlUeoi A O'ltellly.
Siilisi'i'l|itiiniK ti per year ia advance.
VurtlsltiK rates mi n|ii>lleiitiuii.
SATURDAY, DEO. 81, 1898.
Tomorrow will lie the first day of
the new year���1899���a year that is
undoubtedly destined to lie fraught
with momentous events in the history of Cascade. The last few
months have seen Cascade grow
from a mere stopping place on the
stage line to a town on which at
the present time are centered the
eyes of the majority of the people
of southern British Columbia, to
say nothing of thousands of others
in all parts of the Dominion and
of the States.
Cascade has elements of permanency possessed hy no other  points
in this entire district.     TheBe elements,   in    the   natural   onward
march   of   events,   cannot  fail to
work out the destiny of the place.
They can no more he changed than
can the constellations in ihe firmament above.     It is plainly a case
of predestination  and   foreordina-
tion.     Some of these things may
not come to pass as soon as over-
enthusiastic friends may wish, but
they will come none the less surely.
Rome was not built in a day,  nor
will   the future Cascade  be.     It
takes   time,   capital   and   energy
united to work out such a destiny.
It is a noteworthy fact that the
people of this city are pulling together  and  working in  harmony
for the common good.    It is more
���it is significant.     This  will undoubtedly continue in  the future,
and it will redound in untold benefit to our citizens.
Plans are now formulating more
extensive than the most progressive
could guess at, for Cascade's future.
The year 1899 will see some of
these worked out and others begun.
The business man who has capital,
push and perseverance makes no
mistake in Cascade, and there is no
room for others. As the years roll
by, the predictions of the Record
will be found to have been verified.
success in the by-election in Al-
bemi would seem to give color to
their claim. But there are several
other factors to he reckoned with.
One of these is the pronounced and
ill-concealed dissatisfaction by certain of members-elect over the distribution of the h-aves and fishes.
It is possible that a peace may be
patched up at the last moment, but
those in a position to know assert
that it cannot be done under the
existing order of things.
In any event, the opening days
of the s ssion will be watched with
unusual interest. It is to he hoped
that the best interests of the province will not be forgotten in the
rush for political preference, and
the endeavor to grind political
This locality was shamefully
neglected by the late government.
Of this there can be no two
opinions. Nothing, comparatively,
was done for roads and trails, nothing for bridges, schools, administration of justice, etc. But crying
over spilt milk will not help
the matter. The government has
taken hold, pledged to do certain
things for us. We have the promise of our member, James M.
Martin, that Cascade's pressing
needs shall be attended to The
Record believes that Mr. Martin is
and was sincere in this matter, and
that he will do his utmost in our
But the citizens of southern Yale
will keep a close eye on the proceedings. They have suffered and been
neglected to a degree in the past.
If too much economy is practiced,
to our detriment, a no uncertain
sound will be heard even at Victoria. Certain things Cascade
must have, and will have if the
equities of our demands are given
any consideration at all.
The Record wishes its Biihserib-
ers and patrons, one and all, a
Happy New Year. May the coming year be even more prosperous
with them than the one now fast
ebbing out.
After January 1st the Record,
with all other papers in the province, will have to pay postage on
its papers. Unlike some journals,
however, there will he no increase
in the subscription price of the
Record. A two-dollar bill still
brings the paper to you for 52
The year 1899, unless all signs
fail, will see beside the Cascades of
Kettle river, one of the most flourishing towns in the entire Boundary district. Juet take note of this
Two Cents Enough Now.
The countries which, in addition
io Canada, have given their adhes-
ton to the scheme for reduced inter
Imperial postage up to the present
date, and to which, consequently,
letters may be sent from Canada
prepaid at the rate of 2c per half-
ounce, are:
The Bahamas,
British Central Africa,
British East Africa,
British India,
Falkland Islands,
Gold Coast,
Hi.ng Kong,
Leeward Islands.
Niger Coast Protectorate,
St. Helena,
Sierra Leone.
Straits Settlements,
Turk's Islands,
Uganda and Windward Islands.
Has removed to its New Location on First Avenue, Jj
Opposite the Post-Office, and is ready for business.3
Holiday Goods and Toys.     |
Come and Make Your Selection, while there is a Good Assortment.!
fPure Drugs, Wall Paper, Station-
I ery, Paints, Oils, Etc.
I Prompt attention to Mail Orders.       JOSEPH SCHAICH, Mgr.    S
Next Thursday the provincial
parliament will open its annual
sessions at Victoria. It is believed
that the struggle for supremacy by
the different factions will begin
without delay after organization is
per'ected. That this struggle will
be settled at once is not probable,
but at the first opportunity, a test
vote on want of confidence will be
The members of the present government assert confidently that
they will have a good working
majority.     Their recent reported
Nelson is to have another daily
paper. On or about the middle of
January the Tribune will step out
boldly and bid for public favor as
an afternoon daily. Mayor Houston is at the helm of the enterprise,
and no one doubts his ability. But
Nelson cannot support two dailies
anymore than Cascade could support two weeklies. It will, as usual,
be a survival of the fittest. There
will doubtless be warm times in the
journalistic field in Nelson in the
near future.
Contractor id Butter.
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
It is reported from some source
near the fountain head, that the
present government's policy in regard to railway extension will be a
progressive one. As yet, however,
nothing definite has been given
out to this effect. If the Semlin
government pursues a liberal plan
in this regard it will be another
great factor in the quick development of the magnificent resources of
the province. It will also make
many more friends for the present
Commercial Hotel
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Ave. and Main St.,   -   CASCADE, B. C.
The Dining Room and Lodgings
Are under the Management of W. H. Haegerman, who has had a wide experience in Catering to the public of British Columbia.   Give us a call.
Everything Neat, Clean and First Class. 4*
The experinces of a merchant in
these parts in getting in merchandise
from the outside world, especially
where there is need of haste, would
furnish unlimited first-class material for more than one Baron
Munchausen fairy tale. In fact it
is difficult for a person, in these
latter days of progress andenlight-
ment to conceive of the thickhesd-
ednesB, not to say shortsightedness,
of some shippers as well as railway officials, in this connection.
For instance, if goods from Vancouver destined for Cascade, are
marked in large black letters, "Via
Marcus," can any one imagine why
a freight clerk should send them by
way of Penticton? This is exactly
what has happened more than once,
and the authority for the statement, is W. J. Francis, of this city,
who recently returned from Penticton in an effort to get Christmas
goods here in time to he of service
for the holiday trade. Incidentally it may be mentioned that he
was successful, although it cost
just 8 cents a pound to make the
experiment, not including his own
time spent on the 250 mile trip.
Mr Francis states that he was
afforded every courtesy by Agent
Smith, of the C. P. R. at Penticton,
hut learned a few things at the
same time. Among them was the
significant fact that quantities of
goods destined for this locality, and
shipped to Penticton by some
thoughtless or ignorant wholesaler,
had been refused and returned to
the shippers. Among them was
more than one consignment directly
marked or routed by way of Marcus or Bosshurg. No excuse can be
found for this method of doing
On page eleven of this issue of
the Record will he found a copy of
a circular letter issued to C. P. R.
employees by Manager Whyte, in
which he Says :
" An employee of a railway company should never allow the idea
that people cannot travel or ship
their freight by any other railway,
to have the least weight in his mind
in dealing with the patrons of the
It would seem that the freight
agent at Vancouver, or his clerks,
have not profited by Mr. Whyte's
well-timed injunction in the past,
but, to get all the haul possible, in
a mistaken endeavor to serve the
best interests of the company, have
sent shipments to Penticton, when
it was morally certain they would
be refused and returned. This was
done, of course, with the idea of
taking away business from a foreign
line. They succeeded in this and
the C. P. R. got the haul both ways;
but the consignees were made bitterly inimical to the C. P. R.
thereby and the consignors were
but little better pleased.
Mr. Whyte will render this section a service if he will send special
instructions to the Vancouver
freight office with a list of points in
the Boundary country to which
goods should not be shipped via
Penticton, but on the contrary, by
Seattle, Spokane and Bossburg.
Otherwise, he will make many
bitter enemies for his company.
It would seem that nearly every
business man or resident of this
district had seen or heard enough
of the difficulties of keeping open
the telephonic communication with
the outside world, not to deliberately cut it off for a time by sheer
and thoughtless carelessness. But
there is���or was���one such man in
Cascade. While the editor was
grinding last Wednesday afternoon
he glanced out of the office window
just in time to see a large pine tree
deliberately   felled over the tele-
Sihone wires. It could have been
elled in several other directions,
but of course they were not thought
of and the damage was quickly
done; but as Lineman McDonald
hastened down from the Forks
early next morning, the break was
repaired with hut little inconvenience to the public. This little tale
is related as an example of how not
to do it.
Speaking of cutting down trees
brings to mind the actions of gangs
of Italians on the railway construction, when building a camp. In
felling a tree they will all gather
around it and give advice to the
one wielding the axe, and not one
will think of which way the tree is
to fall, or of a place of safety, till it
begins to totter. Then, however,
each one starts in a different direction, yelling as only sons of Sunny Italy can shout, and some always run in the direction of the
falling monarch of the forest. Eye
witnesses assert that the sight is
worth going a longdistance to witness. Fortunately, they usually
succeed in getting out of harm's
way, but in so doing always add
to the prevailing pandemonium.
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 study 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.
We can supply you with the
choicest Coffees ever grown.
It is usually difficult to get
good Coffee, but you can get
just that kind here. A trial
will convince.
While Tea is our specialty,
do not forget that we have
everything in the Grocery
line, and at right prices.
i l CBS,
First Ave.,Cascade City, B.C.
Columbia Hotel
J. A. McMASTER & CO., Props.
jmmm First Avenue, CASCADE, B. C.
Columbia Dining Parlor
CHAS. M. HITCH, Proprietor.
First class Throughout.   The Best of Everything the mar-
bet Affords.   Thirty Years' Experience in the Business.
:: FRANCIS & fllLNE,
���Dealers in All Kinds of���
11 Confectionery and Stationery.
n Pull Line Tobacco and Pipes.
0 Large Consignment of Nuts and Candies Received for the<
(, fl^* HOLIDAY TRADE. ��=S��r
i�� Also Turkeys and Oppositk Custom House,
11     Cranberries. CASCADE CITY, B. C.
The E. G. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
Bough and Dressed Lumber, Lath,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
��fte Ijuhon ^tore,
Wholesale Dealers in
>fc Wines, Liquors and Cp.<
All Kinds of General Men's Furnishings at Retail.
Office and Warehouse,
Scandia Hotel
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
A comfortable, home-like place for
Railroad Men.
First Avenue,
Conducted on the European Plan.   Bar is stocked with the Itest of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
At Republic potatoes cost 5 cents
per pound.
Hal. Livingston was over from
Niagara early in the week.
The public school will resume
business again at the old stand
next Tuesday.
S. \V. Hear, the well known si^n
writer, bas been spending the holidays in Spokane.
W.J. Francis, of Ftancis& Milne,
took a trip to Greenwood this week
for the purpose of selling a mineral
Tom Gorman came down from
MeRae's Landing last Wednesday.
He says things are lively up thai
G. L. Ide, of the Dominion Supply Co., returned on Monday from
u Christmas visit to his family at
R. T. Daniel, of Trail, has returned from a trip to Greenwood
and Republic and thinks well of
both bustling towns.
Father Wm. Palmer came up
from Tra'l on Wednesday, leaving
for the Forks and other Boundary
points the next morning.
F. H. McCarter, the gray matter
mail1 of the Grand Forks Miner,
pass through Cascade Tuesday with
his wife and family, on a holiday
trip to Spokane.
Justice G. C. McGregor of Brooklyn, partner of L. M. Livingston &
Co., who have stores at Deer Park,
Niagara and Brooklyn, was in
town this week.
The first issue of John R. Reavis'
Republic Miner is to appear on
January 13th. and about the same
date the Republic Pioneer will enlarge to 7 columns to the page.
Granvill Morgan, of the English
store was responsible for the delectable menu with, which he entertained a large number of friends
last Monday evening.
Dr. J. F. Reddy, of Spokane, returned from Camp McKinney early
in the week, with E. A. J. Percival,
where he is interested in the Waterloo. While there he also arranged
for the purchase of another free
milling gold property for $20,000,
The Italian, Bernardo Verazro,
who was recently hrought in from
Niagara to Brooklyn and thence to
Nelson, committed for trial on the
charge of stabbing a man named
Keough, has elected for a speedy
trial. He will therefore be tried
before Judge Forin at Nelson on
January 4. ��� ��� . ���
T. F. Gaine, of Gaine & Roy, left
for Fernie, East Kootenay, on
Thursday's Mage, to be gone for a
week. Mr. Gaine bas leased the
White building, two doors, east of
the post office, which is now being
titled up for his dry and wet goods.
He will use his large building on
upper Main street as a warehouse.
An Old Time New Year
The method in vogue in New
York City half a century ago was
for the ladies of the family to remain at home, much as they do
now, while the gentlemen went
abroad visiting friends. The visitor
entered, shook hands, took a seat,
conversed for a few moments, and
after partaking of refreshments���
which with turkey and pickled
oysters were the staple dishes and
sherry and whiskey the most popular drinks���had another handshaking and terminated the visit.
The custom is of Dutch origin.
Government to Control Rates
There are several signs which indicate that the federal government
will shortly have to undertake the
regulation of transportation rates
over the Canadian railways. The
conviction is forcing itself upon the
people of the Dominion that the
railway companies charge for transportation just what the commodities
will stand. When, by any chance,
a change is made in the tariff,
whereby the duty is lessened, the
advantage, instead of going to the
consumer, is absorbed by the railway company through an increased
freight tariff.
Recently a reduction of one cent
a gallon was made in the duty upon coal oil. It was contended that
the difference between the new and
old tariffs would he secured by the
consumer, but it did not work out
that way, for the reason that the
railway tariff was advanced one
cent per gallon, and the amount
represented by the reduced duty
was diverted from the government's
coffers to those of the railway company. Incidents like these will ensure government tariffs before long.
���Nelson Tribune.
It took just 40,000 pounds of
poultry to supply the hungry mortals in West Kootenay with their
Christmas dinnere. P. Burns & Co.
make this statement and they
should know.
T. E. Mahaffy
Has Opened up with a Full Line of Clothing,
Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Rubbers, Shoes, Moccasins, Gloves and Mitts, Groceries, Etc.
Come and see us ; we will make it worth
your while.
Oppositk tiik I'obt-Okkiok,       -        ���        ���       CASCADE, B.C.
|      B. C. TOBACCO CO.
* Wholesale and Retail Dealer! In
| Imported and^^
| <**_ Domestic Cigars
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 be presented to
the said O. G. Fredericks by whom
the same will be settled.
Louis 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.
Grand  Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
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.
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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,
Liquid Refreshments of All Kinds
and in the Choicest Qualities. ...
First ('lass Sample Rooms in Connection.
This House is the Favorite Resort for Railway Men.
I ��iquors, pities anb (j&ar8-
WW       A specialty made of Imported Goods.  Glassware and bar
Aj�� Supplies Always on Hand.    Sole Agents for,
M. PabsVs Milwaukee Beer.
X   MAIN STREET,        -      -;-"���-       CASCADE, B. C.
Heat   Merchants,
Branches at Cascade City Grand Forks, Niagara, Greenwood
and Brooklyn!. f
Large Stock on hand and
Prompt Delivery. Leave
orders at Francis & Milne's
store.   E.M.DANA. it
Storekeepers complain that there
are several female kleptomaniacs
in the city and that they suffer
considerably from their pilfering.
This peculiar form of so-called mental aberration, it is claimed, is
manifested more during the Christmas holidays, when the stores are
thronged with shoppers, and the
chances of detection less, than at
any other time.���Rossland Miner.
If the Prince of Wales and Prince
George shall both decide to visit
Canada next year, the outburst of
loyalty will be something worth re-
memb ring. Such a visit would do
a great deal of good, especially as
it would be followed by a visit to
United States, where the reception
would be scarcely less enthusiastic
than in Canada. It is said that
the only obstacle to the visit is the
health of the Queen.���Victoria Colonist.
A true bill was brought in at the
Toronto assizes against T. Eaton
Co. for selling silverware under
false trade prescription. The firm
advertises silverware as quadruple
plate, and sold a set of four pieces
for $6, "worth $12," to a Toronto
citizen, who submitted them to an
expert ted and foui.d the value of
the four pieces to be less than 8
cents. It was ihe cheapest kind of
soft metal which would melt if
placed on a hot stove.��� Revelstoke
Richmond Pearson Hobson, the
young American naval lieutenant
who excited the admiration of the
world by -his daring act in connection with the sinking of the
Merrimac in the neck of Santiago
harbor, is still travelling around
the country kissing women. He
��� lobbered over 163 of them in
Chicago last night. If the American people have any sense of good
taste left the time for an exercise of
it has surely arrived.���Province.
Buffalo, N. Y., Express suggests
that Great Britain should exchange
.Manitoba the Northwest Territories
and British Columbia with the
United States for the Philippine
Islands, and says: "Great Britain
would probably welcome juch a
trade." If the man who wrote that
had the faintest notion of the value
of British Columbia, not to mention
Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories, he would never have been
visited by the foregoing nightmare.
���Victoria Times.
And it came to pass that after he
had advertised his goods, there
came unto him great multitudes
from all the regions roui.d about
and did buy of him. And when
his competitors saw it they marveled among themselves, saying :
" How be it that this man is busy,
while we loaf about our doors V"
And he spake unto them, saying :
" Verily, verily, I say unto you, in
this fast age of push and rustle, it
is easier for a camel to enter the
eye of a needle than for a business
man to flourish without advertising."���Ex.
H. R. Parke and Jas. Schubert,
road superintendents respectively
for the north and south portions of
this riding, received word last week
that their services would be no
longer required. In view of the
fact that much necessary work still
remains incomplete, especially in
the southern country, it is sincerely
to be hoped that this may only
prove a temporary suspension from
duty. In these days when the axe
is falling with such monotomous
regularity, it seems out of the question to expect that even the most
competent and inoffensive officials
will escape; but we trust the hope;
is not unfounded that these will be
reinstated at an early date.���Vernon News.
We are all in the dark yet as to
the probable outcome of the conference between the Canadian and
American commissioners. They
have adjourned over the holidays,
under agreement to meet again
early next month. That the sessions are to be continued means
that a treaty of some sort is regarded as within the possibilities.
Indeed, the usually careful Associated Press correspondent at Washington says there will be a treaty,
but it is not sure yet whether it
will include a reciprocity clause.
The difficulty in respect to the
latter is the item of lumber, although there is a strong indisposition to let in Canadian agricultural
products on anything like even
terms. The old differences, however, those that have been keeping
both countries in hot water for
years past, are, it seems to be, composed. The Miner is still at a loss
to imagine how this is to be done,
excepting at a. great sacrifice to
Canada, if there are to be no trade
concessions.���NelBon Miner.
Information Wanted
Any person having information
as to the whereabouts of the relatives of Henry G rat ton, who died
in this city last week, will confer a
favor by communicating with McDonald & Fbod, proprietors of the
Grand Central hotel, Cascade, B C.
Deceased was a Frenchman and a
carpenter by trade, having formerly
worked in New Denver and other
Slocan towns. It is supposed that
he had an uncle in Montana.
The Record Job Omce is
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
old route except by the
Bossburg freight route.
Record Bldg., Cascade, B. C.
Miners, Railroad Men and others will find it to their interest
to call on
: : : : When in Need of : : : :
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers and
Clothing of All Kinds...
Minton General Store
The B. C. Mercantile and Mining Syndicate, Ltd., has opened a Branch
Store, on the Wagon Road, under the management of Mr. W. H. Disbrowe.
Cram, Hardware, Dry M s, Boote, 1.
Will be Stocked at Lowest Possible Prices.
Please call for quotations	
SEYLER & CRAHAN, Proprietors.
This new hotel is now   fitted throughout with first-class
furniture, etc.
First Avenue, Opposite Postoffice, Cascade.
^jf     W. H. REYNOLDS <&
I The Cosmopolitan!
�� .... EUROPKAN PLAN. . . , . ��
F Open Day and Night.      CASCADE CITY, B. C. ?
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Half Way House
Located Half Way Between Brooklyn
and Cascade City.
> ^Fine Wines, liquors and Cigars
Good Hotel and Stable Accommodations.
5. W. BEAR
Sign Writer.
Office, Opp. Cascade Development Co.'s Office,.
Trail has a bras* band, the instruments arriving last week.
J. H, Turner, ex-premier, left
London on the 21st for Victoria.
Victoria had a few shocks of
earthquake last week, without damage.
The new C. P. R steamer Minto
is now in use on the Columbia
Thos. Ovens bas been elected for
the second time as mayor of New
The first teacher's institute ever
held in Kootenay will meet at Nelson next Tuesday.
The Dominion government is
taking steps to prevent smuggling
on the Pacific coast
After moots of patient waiting
Mt.yie City is to have a postoffice,
beginning January 1.
Rum loops is to have a mining
school and Ros. land still hankers
after a school of mines.
Fred Mountain, formerly chief of
the Kootenay polite, at Nelson, has
gone to Honolulu for the winter.
A miners association has been
organized at Slocan City, and also
one at Windermere, in East Kootenay.
The new C. P. R. tug now building at Nelson is to be called the
Ymir, and that at Rosebery the
Nelson's recently opened Anglican church; built of stone, is said
to be the handsomest and most substantial church edifice in the Kootenays.
The Merchants Bank of Halifax
has sent officials to establish
branches of that progressive institution at Lake Bennett and Lake
Dominion Enginner J. E. Roy
has begun the work of improving
the Kootenay river between Ft.
Steel and Wardner. The $5,000
available will just about get the
work nicely under way.
Rumor has it that the contract
has been let for the construction of
35 miles of the Duncan & Lardeau
railway, to be completed by September 1, 1899. The construction
of this railway will push that portion of the Trout Lake mining district to the front.
On and after the first of the new
year, through traffic from the main
line of the C. P. R. to Nelson, Trail
and Rossland will transfer at Na-
kusp for connection with the south
via the Slocan lake route. This is
to I e done so as to avoid all danger
from a tie-up this winter of the big
steamers in the Narrows below
There is no doubt���Q. E. D.���to
those who have studied the matter
that the nearest and best route for
the extension of the Crow's Nest
Railway from Kootenay lake is via
Wild Horse creek to Ymir. The
C. P. R. will open up a district rich
in minerals, which will amply repay them in the long run for the
outlay. The route has been pronounced by competent engineers to
be the most feasiable one, and 1899
will see it an accomplished fact.���
Ymir Miner.
Prosperous nining Concern
The company now developing
the water power of the Kettle River
at Cascade City, is an extensive
and prosperous concern, as can be
seen by the following:
The report of the Dominion Mining, Devolopment & Agency Co., a
British corporation, has just been
is.-u.ed. and show, that since the
company's operation to June 30th
there has been a profit of $137,000
earned. In July last the company
declared a dividend of 50 per cent,
in fully paid shares in the Queen
Bess Proprietary Company. As
the capital of the company is but
��53,276, the showing is very satisfactory.
The affairs of the Dominjon'Mi n-
ing, Development & Agency Co. are
managed by C. K. Milbourne, of Nelson.
The chief venture of the company
was the acquiring of the Queen
Bess group of claims in the Slocan,
which was afterwards successfully
floated and started with a working
capital of ��15,000, and the direc
tors expect to be in receipt of dividends by the first quarter of the
New Year. The Pyramid Copper
Syndicate is the name of another
ventur floated by the company for
the purpose cf developing several
claims in East Kootenay.
This new Stopping Place, just completed and opened to the
public, is most conveniently located. Jim Ennis and
Tom Flynn, the proprietors, are old hands at catering to
the Railroad and Travelling trade. They will treat yon
right, inwardly or outwardly.
ENNIS & FLYNN, Proprietors.
The selection of the medium is
the first and most important point.
The writing comes after. Even a
bad ad in a good paper will bring
some business. A good ad in a
poor paper is sheer waste.
B. C. Dividend Payers
The Le Roi leads the list of dividend paying mines in British Columbia with $825,000. It is probably true that the Payne mine in
the Slocan has paid more dividends
than the Le Roi, but it is owned by
a close corporation and no statement of profits is ever given to the
public. The Slocan Star is credited with the largest payments of any
Slocan property, having paid $400-
000 up to March, 1897, which is
given as the date of the last. The
Reco, at Sandon, is listed as having paid $297,500, the last payment being $100,000 in January,
1898. The Whitewater mine is
credited with payments of $194,000
up to April, 1898, when the last
payment was made. The Idaho,
another Slocan property, has paid
$264,000 up to May, 1898. The
Cariboo, the mine which made several Spokane men wealthy, is credited with $236,965. The Last
Chance and Rambler-Cariboo, two
Slocan properties, have paid $40,-
apiece. The Hall Mines, Ltd., of
Nelson, an English corporation,
has paid $160,000.
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 Stable
in connection.
JOHN DORSEY, Proprietor.
Lavally's Hotel
Located on the Railway Tote Road,
Three Miles from Cascade Citv. . . .
Spokane Falls &
Nelson ami Fort Slieppanl,
Red Mountain Railways.
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....
The Only All-Rail  Routd, without
change of cars, between Spokane, Rossland and
Going North Going South
12:27 a.m MARCUS 11:12a. m.
Train leaving Marcus at 11.12  a. m. makes
close connections at Spokane lor all
Close connections at Nelson with steamboat for
Kaslo and all Kootenay lake points.
Passengers (or Kettle River and
creek connect at  Marcus and Uossburg
stages dally,
C. G. DIXON, G. P. &T. A.,
Spokane, Wash,
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 Stopping Place. f
Greenwood now has three barber
New Year's resolutions are now
in order.
Republic now has a severe attack of county seat fever.
Once again Postmaster Cameron
has money order applications in
stock, after an extended famine.
IT. J. Gorman of the Cove Hotel,
McHne Landing, says that his
house has all the business he can
Quite a nunilier of sleighing parties were out on Christmas day.
One party of 14 had an upset in
the snow over near the lake.
Assistant Paymaster Arthur W.
Smith, for the railway contractors,
spent a few minutes in the city
Monday, on his way to Niagara.
The Bossliurg Journal announces
a souvenir edition for the first of
the year. If it is like the regular
issues it will lie a credit to the publisher and the town.
ThiB last week the provincial
nonstahles have been inspecting the
hotels in the various towns, preparatory to issuing licences, all of
which date from the first of January.
The paystreak of fine job printing is gradually widening at the
Record office. This week, among
others, work was turned out for
Niagara and McRae Landing concerns.
Provincial Constable Jarvis,
formerly clerk to Chief Mountain
at Nelson, has been stationed at
Gladstone. Mr. Humphrey, who
was there temporarily, has been relieved.
The steamer Myrtle B, which
has been doing a good business on
Christina lake all the fall, has been
hauled up for the winter at La-
vully's. Travelers down the lake
must now come by the tote road.
G. A. Eastman, of Eastman &
O'Brien, came over from Brooklyn
and spent Christmas in Cascade.
He says that most of the Brooklyn
business men are still doing a good
trade, reports to the contrary notwithstanding.
Monday evening's Christmas
dance, at the Railroaders Headquarters hotel, was a decided success. The music���piano and violin
���was the best thus far had in Gas-
cade. The dancers kept it up till
an early hour Tuesday morning.
Ai the Sunday . vening meeting
of the congregation D. I). Ferguson,
Miss Kate Cameron and Rev Jos.
McCoy were appointed a special
committee to accept subscriptions
and donations for the new Presby.
lerian church, to be built soon in
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rochussen
entertained the B. ('. Syndicate
store employes and other friends
at an elaborate Chri.-tmas dinner
last Sunday, at their cozy home.
Covers were laid for 14. It whs a
jolly company that enjoyed the
good cheer and hospitality of the
The Boundary Creek Times, of
Greenwood, with its usual'enterprise, issued a splendid holiday
edition. It consisted of 40 pages
of well written matter, and contained a number of half-tone illustrations. The articles are gotten
up in good shape and ihe publication will doubtless be of consider-1
able benefit to the entire district.    I
A Circular on the Subject Issued by
Manager Whyte.
The following official circular has
been issued by Manager Whyte, to
the employees of the Canadian Pacific railway on the lines west of
Port William:
"Many years ago this company
established a reputation for the
civility and politeness of employees
of all classes towards the travelling
and shipping public, which was a
very valuable)factor in developing
the business ��f the road, and has
been most favorably commented
upon by all classes. A number of
cases which have been brought to
my attention of late indicate that
there is danger of this enviable reputation being lost by the indifference, and sometimes incivility, of
some employees. One of the most
frequent complaints is the difficulty
in obtaining information with regard to delayed trains. This, of
course, chiefly applies ton gents and
operators, but the fact that complaint is made on this score does
not establish that the agent or
operator is always to blame. Sometimes it is the indifference of a
train dispatcher in replying to the
inquiry of an operator.
'" A long lecture on thi�� subject
ought not to be necessary. Business courtesy is a most valuable
equipment for any man who has
dealings with the public; in fact,
it is an absolute essential An employee of a railway company should
nevvr allow the idea that people
cannot travel or ship their freight
by any other railway, to have the
least weight in his mind in dealing
with the patrons of the road. A
very large proportion of this company's business depends entirely
on the good will of the people, and
all concerned, officers, as well as
employees, must co-operate to
establish and maintain that reputation for Parisian politeness which
was of so much value to the C. P.
R. in the first years of its existence,
and must understand that incivilty
is an unpardonable offence and
when ever detected will be followed
by summary punishment."
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Business on the telephone line into the Boundary country has been
steadily on the increase of late.
The Canadian Pacific
Soo Pacific Line
Prom 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 to St. Paul;
daily (except Wednesday) to
Eastern Points.
W.F.Andkrsoij,      E.J.Coylk,
Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary Creek and Christina Lake 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 locat i and railroad center. Only one mile from Christina La. 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 location <
and Realty Investments.
For further information, price of lots, etc., address
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.
Or L. A. HAMILTON, Laud Commissioner
C. P. R., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Wholesale IIerchants
Liquors, �� Cigars, �� Dry �� Goods,
riackinaws, Rubbers,
Catalogues sent on application.   Kootenay Branch:   NELSON.
Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record.
First Class Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
tbe  Winnipeg is
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
Pihbt Avenue, Adjoining the Montana Hotel, ���"'���   CASCADE, B.C.
The  shaft in
down 250 feet.
Over 1000 tons of ore were shipped from Silverton during the lust
An important strike of three feet
of clear galena is reported from the
Two Friends.
Coal and coke is now being supplied the Kootenay smelters from
the Crow's Nest Pass.
At the Athabasca mine and mill
near Nelson there are 55 men employed. The property is now in
shape to pay substantial dividends.
The gallows frame of the War
Eagle mine at Rossland, made entirely of steel, is 120 feet high, and
is claimed to be the largest "headgear" erected over a quartz mine
The Iron
against the
land, before
toria.   Ati
  one week.
If you want this medium sized
Al heater, come and get it quioklv
Mask has won its case
Centre Star at Ross-
the full court at Vic-
immediate result was a
decided appreciation in the market
value of Iron Mask stock.
Patrick Clark, of Spokane, enjoys the unique distinction of being
the first to make a dividend payer
of any of the now famous Coeur-
il'Alene mines, the Poorman; the
first to make a dividend payer of a
British Columbia mine, the War
Eagle, and the first to make a dividend payer of a Washington mine,
the Republic.
Sale of the Big Copper
Austin Hammer, one of the owners of the Big Copper mine in Copper camp, is authority for the statement that a deal is in progress
whereby an eastern syndicate will
become the owners of this famous
The Big Copper is one of the best
known mines in this lower portion
of British Columbia, it being well
developed and now on a shipping
The purchase price of this property has not been learned, but it
is generally thought to be a high
Hot and Cold Baths can
be had at any time, 50 cents.
Cascade City
if    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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