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Published In the Interest* of the Boundary Mining District
Vol. I.
CASCADE, B. C, MARCH 25, 1899.
No. 20.
F. R. Crocker, formerly of Brooklyn, is spending a few days in the
Gateway City.
Early in the week there was a
brief cold snap, when the mercury
got down to zero one night.
Frank W. Gibbs, agent for the
Brackman & Ker Milling Co , wus
in Cascade early in the week.
The new Yale hotel, now building in Grand Forks, to cost $50,000,
will be one of the best in the province, it is said.
Tuesday night the till of the
Hotel Gladstone was robbed of between $60 and $75 in silver. 1 here
is no clue to the thief.
The Stockholm hotel at Brooklyn
has been closed by the police. That
town now has five hotels. At one
time there were 16 of them.
Marjorie Wolverton, the little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Wolverton, who has been ill with
la grippe, is once more around.
The family of D. L. Barclay
arrived from Revelstoke this week,
have rented a house and will hereafter make their home in Cascade.
V. W. Smith, who built a couple
of miles of railway on Lower Arrow
lake, has been in town this week,
returning from Greenwood and
Mail matter is now carried to
Nelson and Rossland from the
States on Sundays, but no mail in
received here from these towns on
the same days.
Jimmy Ennis has sold out his
interest in the Burnt Basin Hotel,
at Gladstone, to his partner, Thos.
Flynn. Mr. Ennis, however, still
continues at the hotel.
Holbrook & Kean, of the Grand
Forks and Greenwood stage line,
are about to put on a new line between that t< wn and Republic.
Some 20 head of horses and new
vehicles have been secured for the
C. W. Greer, of Brooklyn, has
arrived in town, and will soon
start a bakery, having bought out
the plant user! by Barry & Hepburn. He will have his shop in
the location now used by Bigney's
shoe store.
Walter Battle, who formerly had
charge of Black's hotel dining
room, died suddenly last week in
Republic, from the effects of bronchial troubles. A post mortem
was held, and showed that death
was not due tn the recent slight
wound received from a pistol bullet. Battle leaves a wife and family
in Colfax, Iowa, a grown son being
in co
J. E. W. Thompson, a popular
employee of the Yukon store, departed on Thursday for Grand
Forks, where he has accepted a
responsible position with the Hunter- Kendrick Co. ' Mr. Thompson
made many warm friends during
his residence in Cascade, and the
evening before he left a number of
them met in the International,and
presented him with a testimonial
of their esteem.
In the Mining Field
News of a moH encouraging
character continues to come in almost daily from the numerous
mining camps that surround Cascade in every direction, like a
glittering semi-circle. Not only is
this true of the older camps some
distance away, where development
to some extent has heen going on
for several years, but in localities
nearer at hand the same pleasing
conditions are almost universally
found to prevail.
The man who has any doubt
about the stability or permanence
of any one of the many mining
camps which are found in the
Boundary country' has not yet
made himself known ; and if there
is perchance such a one he would
become converted by a two weeks'
trip up and down these hills and
dales, where nature has been so
generous in placing her precious
In the older localities, like Green -
wood camp and Dead wood camp,
the development is steady and
most satisfactory. When the rails
reach up there, the ore trains will
be in evidence. Much interest is
being taken,' however, in other and
sometimes more distant camps.
Camp McKinney if becoming quite
a favorite, there being no small attraction about the dividends being
steadily pounded out hy the 50-
stump mill on the old reliable
Cariboo. As a result properties
are changing hands there frequently, companies are being
formed, and this year will see a great
change in this one of our oldest
camps. The fact that it does not
depend entirely on free milling
ore also has its attractions.
The district of the West Fork of
the Kettle river, like that of the
North Fork, is forging ahead rapidly this spring, and its prospects
are being taken hold of for the purpose of exploitation. Both of these
Forks will undoubtedly show some
good mines in the near future.
Still further away, Rock Creek,
Fairview, Keremeos and the favorably known Similkameen district
are coming into favor also, and
the indications are that large numbers of prospectors will give particular attention to all of the camps
and districts mentioned.
Nearer Cascade itself we find the
Burnt Basin, which many have the
confidence to believe will prove to
be one of the best in southern
British Columbia. All it needs is
development, and this it will most
assuredly receive this year. While
many sales are being made and
are noted, in addition there is a
good deal of quiet work going on
among those posted to secure claims
or interests in claims in this camp
of marvellous surface showings.
During the last week, S. R. Reid
disposed of an eighth interest in
the well known Tammany group,
and a sale is being negotiated with
capitalists for a controlling interest
in the group. This is but a sample
of what is going on constantly.
Those in a position to know claim
that the Burnt Basin will be connected with Rossland hy a good
trail this year. Only six miles
would need to be built, to a junction with the Sheep creek trail to
Norway mountain.
Willarsi n and Johnson, who
have been working on the Mystery
group, close to the Burnt Basin,
have this week found a fine ore
chute, carrying gold and copper,
with some galena. The ledge can
be traced for 300 feet.
In the Districts
The main ledge in the Stem-
winder, in Fairview, has been
tapped and is over seven feet wide.
G. T. Curtis, of Cascade, has
purchased a half-interest iu the
Pilot Beacon group, on Sutherland
The Kamloops, in Camp McKinney, adjoining the Wiarton,
Iihh been ttiken over by C. E. Race,
of Rossland.
The shaft is down 40 feet on the
Admiral Dewey claim, in Camp
McKinney, and good values are
being obtained from the rock.
The Record is unable to print
the mining transfers, etc., this
week,probably on account of our
erratic mail service from Grand
Messrs. Hill and Shea, formerly
of Cascade, are reported to have
made a strike on a claim at Okanagan Falls, assays giving $30 to
$130 on the surface.
The rich showing lately reported
in the Little Cariboo, in Camp McKinney, continues. The shaft is 58
fett deep, all in ore, which assays
about $25 to $80 per ton.
E. A. Bielenberg, has bonded the
Golden Rod in White's camp for
$10,000, of which ten per cent, is
to he paid June 1st. E. Spraggett,
of Grand Forks, was the owner.
In Camp McKinney the Cariboo
is running its mill night and day,
with 50 stamps constantly dropping on the best free milling gold
rock yet encountered in this old-
time dividend payer.
Clive Pringle, of Greenwood, has
bonded the Helen H. Gardner, Copper Farm, Vancouver and Hum-
bolt claims from C. A. Sanders,
George Wolf .and J. Miller for
$120,000, five per cent. down. The
properties are located on Copper
mountain, in the Similkameen
country, and are said to have remarkable ledges of copper ore.
The O. K. and Humming Bird,
on the North Fork, which Smith
Curtis, of Rossland, recently bought
from Maurice O'Connor, will be
worked before long, as a result of
the satisfactory assays secured
from 500 pounds of rock recently
taken from the properties; The
purchase price is said to be $48,000,
The annual report of the Brandon & Golden Crown Mining Co.
Ltd., owning the Golden Crown
group in Wellington camp, shows,
since April, 1897, the sum of $24,-
000 has been spent on the property.
With this money over 450 feet of
work has been done. The report
states that the railway survty runs
within 100 feet of the shaft house,
so that shipments to the reduction
works which the C. P. R. has decided to erect it Cascade, can be
made very cheaply. The property
is one of the best in the district.
Late rleUI Quotations
Now York, March 23rd- Bar sllver-WXc.
Mexican dollars, 47Wo.
Lake copper��� $16.75�� 17.8?.
Lead-W.40@ 4.42H.
Tbe firm that flies the telling (rice for minus
and smelters quotes lead 14.20 at the close.
Broke Two Bones
Last Saturday night, when one
of the stages was about three miles
from Hall's, on the sttep clay hill,
the driver, Jed Rogers, in feeling
for the brake, was thrown out, and
the two horses started at a breakneck speed down the hill. As the
vehicle sped down the declivity all
but one of the five passengets
jumped or were thrown out.
There was one serious accident,
James Gill, of Meyers Falls, having two bones of his left leg broken.
He was brought to the Hotel Cascade, where Landlord Thomas did
everything possible for him. Dr.
H. B. Stanley Smith was sent for
and set the broken bones. Mr.
Gill's wife arrived in the city on
Tuesday to nurse her husband.
The other passengers on the
stage were C. L. Hoffman, of Spokane, who was bruised ; H. Bolster,
of Spokane; Smith Curtis and
Alfred McMillan, of Rossland, and
Robert Young, of Winnipeg.
As soon as the stage company
learned of the accident, one of the
officials came down from Columbia,
and saw that nothing was left undone for the patient's comfort. Mr.
Gill will probably be confined for
eight or ten weeks.
Firemen's Fund Bell
Cascade's fire wardens are in
need of funds for the purchase of
needed apparatus for fighting fire,
and it has been decided to give a
ball on Easter Monday, April 3d,
for the purpose of raking the needful amount. Tickets will he on
sale next Monday at one dollar
each, and every man in Cascade
should secure one. The ball will
take place at the Cascade Auditorium, and no pains will he spared
to make it a delightful event. The
best of music will he provided, and
no one should miss it.
Two mining Lectures
Professor William Burns, the inspector of public schools, will visit
Cascade next week, and while here
has consented to give two lectures.
His subject will be, "Chemistry
and its Relation to Mineralogy."
Admission will be free, the lectures
being given in the Cascade Auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Every mining man in and around
Cascade should be there. THE CASCADE RECORD
March 2ft, I8W
Cascade Also Needs a Small Debts
The Cascade Taxpayers' Assoca-
tion held its semi-monthly meeting
last Wednesday evening. There
was a good attendance and much
interest was evident in tbe matters
to be brought before the meeting.
The name of D. J. Matheson was
proposed for membership, and the
following, proposed at the last
meeting, were elected : Messrs.
Darraugh, Bremner, Knox, Sharp,
Chezum, Schweig, Robertson, Morrill, Delaney, Mahaffy and Lyng-
J. H. Good, who with Mr. Rochussen, composed a special committee, for that ptirpoi-e, reported
that memorials bud been prepared
and sent to Cascade's outlying districts fi.r signature, asking the
lieutenant-governor to establish a
small debts court here and to appoint two additional justices of the
peace. The report brought out a
long discussion as to the best way
of getting the matter in shape for
presentation to the chief executive
of the province. Some of these
things had already been asked for,
but no satisfactory response bad
been received. About six weeks
after sending him a previous petition, the attorney-general had answered that the request would
" receive consideration."
It was the sense of the meeting
that at this time no individual
should be recommended  for posi
tion as justice of the peace. At
the same time, it was understood
that the citizens of Cascade should
not have to wait all summer for a
satisfactory response from the government. It. was finally decided
to place the matter in the hands of
the executive committee, to bring
to the attention of the government
officials again, at the earliest
Ole Olson, Jr.
Al. E. Markhnm's New York
Theatre Co. reached Cascade Monday and played Ole Oleson, jr., in
a most acceptable way that evening at the Railroad Headquarters'
The company are taking in the
Boundary country and Republic
on this tour, and may stop over h
night in Cascade on their return.
The work on the new hall was
hurried to be ready in time for
this company, and it will he an
excellent place in future for any
kind of public gathering.
It is snid that the little town of
Nakusp will incorporate on July
Work is to be started at once on
the Burlington, owned by the
Camp McKinney Gold Mining Co.
It is said that a good ledge bas
been found, which will turn out
The Golden Cache, in White's
camp, owned by E. Spragpett, of
Grand Forks, is reported bonded to
E. A. Bielenberg, of Greenwood,
for Montreal capitalists, for $10,000.
Have the LARGEST, the CHEAPEST and
MOST VARIED Stock in town	
It consists of Hardware, Groceries, Italian Wares, Drugs,
Miners' Supplies, Boots, Clothing and Dry Goods, Dress Materials, Silks, Ribbons, Hose, Etc.
In order to clear out Winter Stock, and make room for our
Spring Goods now arriving, we will sell Rubbers, German
Socks, Mackinaws, Heavy Underwear, Top Shirts and Winter
Goods of All Descriptions at the merest fraction over cost.
A visit will be appreciated and advantageous. We carry
nearly everything from Dolls to Dynamite.
Branches on First Avenue and Second Avenue, also at
McRae Landing and Christina.
An Assay Office in connection; also Long Distance Telephone. 	
The British Columbia Mercantile
and Mining Syndicate, Limited.
The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of Bast Tale.
The Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary
Creek and Christina Lake Countries.
A Magnificent Water Power  of 20,000 Horse Power.
The center of
a, marvellously
A most promising opportunity for business
locations and realty investments.
A most advantageous smelter
location and railroad center. One
mile from Christina Lake, the
Great Pleasure
For further
price of lots,
etc., address,
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.       Or L. A*. HAMILTON, Land Com. C. P. R., Winnipeg, Man. March a. iaw
Grand Forks has a new 'he*
cart, and the tire boys of that city
are happy.
C. 8; Morris, treasurer of the Columbia Stage Co. LtdM was in Cascade last Monday.
Dr. Gordon, of Toronto, has located in Camp McKinney, and
will have a drug store there.
The Columbia Stage Co. has
been incorporated with a capital of
415,000 in one dollar shares.
S. J. Mighton, the well known
tobacco merchant of Nelson, has
made an assignment to Hugh R.
Smith Curtis, of Rossland, one
of the owners of the Elmore, on
Shamrock mountain, came in last
Frank Corte, who has purchased
the Brooklyn stage line from Robert Wills, has also taken over the
carrying of the mails.
The Presbyterians of Greenwood
have secured a site and will erect a
suitable church building as soon as
the needful funds are on hand.
Herbert Bolster, the successful
manager of the Spokane Fruit
Fair, now a mining broker, was in
Cascade Sunday, on his way to
An accident occurred on the
Republic-Kettle Falls snow road a
few days since, by which two passengers were, bruised and one of the
horses killed.
C. E. Race, ex-editor of the Rossland Miner, stopped in Cascade the
other day, on his return from Camp
McKinney, where he said he made
a large mining deal.
Although the new government
buildings at Fairview are completed,, the gold commissioner still
continues his office at the out-of-
the-way place of Osoyoos.
A new townsite is being surveyed
at the junction of the west fork of
Kettle river and Beaver creek, the
land being owned by Messrs.
Smailes and Bell, of Greenwood.
Both the Vernon & Nelson and
the Spokane & British Columbia
concerns are fighting to secure the
privilege of doing the telephone
business of the Boundary country.
The Cascade Presbyterian church
had the largest attendance in its
history last Sunday evening. The
new organ, was used for the first
time, and Mr. McCoy preached a
strong sermon.
W. T. Krebs, storekeeper for
Mann, Foley Bros. & Larson at
Greenwood, was in Cascade Monday night, en route to some of the
new contracts on which the above
firm is engaged.
. Joseph K. Johnson, of Grand
Forks, stipendary and police magistrate, has been authorised to hold
small debts court in that city.
Gold Commissioner C. A. R. Lamb-
ley, of Osoyoos, has also been
given the same power.
Give my love to Nellie, Jack, and
tell her I am boarding at the Columbia Dining Parlor. It is the
best place in Cascade.
The C. P. R. is building a ditch
a mile long, through the city of
Greenwood, for the purpose of
carrying off the water of Boundary
creek, and preventing overflowing.
A 80 foot roadway is to be built on
each side of the new creek bed.
J. F. Stevens, the railway engineer, was in town Sunday, and
early on Monday started for Brooklyn over the tote road, with Jack
Stewart, superintendent of construction. Dame Rumor says that
Mr. Stevens will soon assume his
old position with Jim Hill, as
chief engineer of the Great Northern.
Church Service
Divine service will be conduoted by Rev. Joseph
McCoy, M. A. tomorrow (Sunday) ��t 11 a.m. and
7:80 p.m., Standard Time, In tbe school-house,
Sabbath school at 2:80 p.m. In the same place
All are cordially Invited to attend
That's what we're making every day, and if
you are not one of the
fortunate ones getting
your supplies here, you
will save money by doing so.
We propose to make our
Groceries move, and the
consumer^rill get the
benefit. .^Htofit will be
no objecf ~ it is your
trade we are after.  Let
us figure on your next
We can supply you
that you use on your
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Cor. of Main Street and First
Avenue [centre of town] ...
European Plan.     CASCADE, B. C.
Always Open. *=SMx
The Most
Popular Hotel
in the Entire
Favorite Stopping Place for
Mining Men
Stocked Bar
in connection.
Latest Smelter News!
The latest smelter news may be a subject of vast im
portance to a large number of the residents of Cascade, but
a matter of greater importance at the present time is how and
where best to buy your provisions. We carry a good stock
of Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Potatoes and all kinds of farm
produce, also Nuts, Candies, Notions, etc.
A call will be beneficial to your interests.
Dry and Green Wood.
��iquors, ^)ines anb QgaTO
A specialty made of Imported Goods. Glassware and bar
Supplies Always on Hand.   Sole Agents for
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer.
Fibst Ave.,Cascade City, B.C.
will deliver in car lots to any
Part of the boundary country.
Office and Warehouse,
Railroad Headquarters Hotel,
Best Meal in Cascade for 35c.
Our Specialties  are Pabst's Blue  Ribbon Beer, Corby's
Eight-Year-Old Rye, ��eagram's '83 Rye, Four-
Crown Scotch and Burke's Irish Whiskies.
Celebrated Lion Beer on Draught.
ECKSTORM & SIMPSON, Proprietors.
I; ���������'���'���'
The Largest and Most Popular Hotel in the city
Choiee Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First1 Ave* and Main St.,   -   CASCADE,, B.C. THE CASCADE RECORD
Marsh ��, IBM
Published weekly at Cascade City, B. C, by
Wlllcoi ft O'Reilly.
Subscriptions |g per year in advniiue.    Ad-
re Hiring rmtes on application.
The Record is on sal* at tht following plaoes:
Simpson's Newstand Rossland
Humphrey * Co., Nelson
Thompson Stationary Co, Nelson
Smithes McRae Greenwood
H, A. King A Co         Greenwood
R. F. Petrle Grand Forki
C.S.Morris Columbia
John W. Graham A Co Spokane, Wash.
Frauds A Milne Casoade
Thomas Walker         Casoade
Q.T.Curtis Casoade
Casoade Drug Co Casoade
Boundary people are now being
treated to an unusual spectacle, at
least in British Columbia ; that of
two strong telephone corporations
using every possible effort to secure
the greater part of the wire business of this section. The fight is
not confined to the business to tie
obtained by putting one instrument in a town, but in two places
at least���Greenwood and Grand
Forks���they both wish to install
exchanges In this effort, representatives of both the Nelson &
Vernon and the Columbia Co.
have appeared before the city
councils of those places and presented their respective cases in as
strong a light as possible. With
that phase of the situation the public, outside of those towns, has little to do, but in the general service
with the outside world every business man in the Boundary country is directly interested.
Before midsummer, it now seems
assured that we shall have two
distinct and complete metallic circuits, connecting us directly with
Spokane and thus with the outside
world ; and each company will be
prepared to string more wires
should the "business demand it.
The establishment of the first
line last fall by the Nelson & Vernon Co. was a great convenience to
the district, but the service has
been far from satisfactory. As the
service is over the wires of two separate concerns���one each side of
the international boundary line���
it was a simple matter for either to
put the blame on the other. Then,
too, the tolls have been exorbitant.
All this will soon lie changed,
and it will I* the direct result of
competition. The promise is made
by one company that the tolls will
be greatly reduced, and that no
section of the continent will have
a better service in all respects.
Doubtless the other company will
do the same; as a result, the entire
Boundary will feel the benefits.
For several years an agitation
has been going on looking to the
establishment of a mint in Canada,
to be located in British Columbia,
the great mineral section of the
dominion. The late legislature
requested the lieutenant-governor
to urge this matter upon  the fed
eral government. Even the bankers
association of the dominion, heretofore against it, now favors the
measure. With its six millions of
people, and its production of all
metals needful in coinage, it is
time that we had our own money
coined here. Why should we be
longer dependent to a large extent
upon the product of other countries
for our coins ? It seems now that
the day is drawing near when this
work will be done in Canada, and
it is well that it should be so.
It is unfortunate that the Americans and Canadians in Alaska
should have come to blows over
the boundary question in that section. While it is asserted that the
passage of the Alien Placer Act has
greatly complicated the work of
the high joint commission, it is
equally certain that overt acts by
the gold seekers will not assist in
untangling the knot. It is to be
hoped that reports of the clash
have been greatly exaggerated.
Victoria is over 600 miles from
Cascade, hy the route taken by the
mails, while Nelson is less than
100. Last Sunday the Record received the Nelson and Victoria
papers of the previous Friday. This
is a pretty comment on our mail
service. Evidently the greater the
distance, the greater the dispatch,
and conversely, the shorter the
distance to be travelled, the longer
it takes. It works out that way at.
any rate.
Aguinaldo has a way all his own.
When General Lagarda, one of his
advisers, tried to persuade him to
surrender, the Filipino leader flew
into a rage and ordered Lagarda
decapitated. This if something
like the Chinese method of preventing bank failures, by cutting off
the heads of the officials of such an
institution when it becomes insolvent. 	
Preliminary arrangements for
the Canadian exhibit at the Paris
exposition in 1900 are now being
made. Canada will have 89,100
square feet of space all told, out of
the 350,000 allotted to the British
empire. The exhibit of British
Columbia ores will undoubtedly be
of a most interesting and instructive character.
.The Dominion parliament will
have 56 different applications for
railway charters to consider, notice
of which has already been given.
The most important to this section
is that for the Kettle River railway, and already the cohorts on
each side of the question are beginning to arrange themselves in
battle array.
The two men who were fined this
week in Cascade for using indecent
language in a roadside hotel, wher<s
women were compelled to listen,
have probably learned a needed
lesson.      The  action   of  Justice
Rochussen will be commended by
all decent people, and others will
begin to realize that liberty is not
Nothing seems to be as popular
in these modern times as trusts.
Everything that is manufactured
seems to be going into the trust
business. One line has been overlooked, however, that would be
most popular among the quill
drivers, and that is a newspaper
The editor of the Cranbrook
Herald is level headed. Here is
one of his tid bits worthy of more
than passing thought: " Instead
of a man sitting down and asking,
' what's going to be done for the
town ?' it would be far better for
him to get up and say,' What can
we do to push things along ?' "
The Golden Miner it* now a thing
of the past, the sheriff having taken
an attachment to it on behalf of
the mortgagee. East Kootenay
now has but five papers, one each
located at Moyie, Fernie, Cranbrook, Ft. Steele and Golden, the
latter being the old established
All reports from Manilla show
that tbe boys in the First Washington volunteer regiment of Uncle
Sam's troops have been in the forefront of action continually, and
have borne themselves like regulars.       	
The troubles of freighters between
here and the railway are increasing
and as a result many refuse to
haul at all till the roads improve,
and the rest of them charge Klondike prices.
Advertising Hints
" The constant drop of water
Wears away the hardest stone;
Tbe constant gnaw of Towser
Masticates the toughest bone;
The constant cooing ltpisr
Carries off the blurftmaid;
AM the constant adtStttaer
Is the one who gets the trade."
Don't advertise in any way that
would not impress and convince
Write your advertisements so
that there can lie but one possible
construction, and that the right one.
A little advertising is worth
something, provided the business
does not admit of more of it. Good
advertising demands that its
volume be proportionate to the
It is a matter of utter indifference
to most people whether they trade
at a certain store or not. If the
idea strikes them right, they will
make a change. Advertising influences people to oiake changes;
causes them to be more particular,
more exacting.  It creates demand.
You will generally find that the
merchant who does not advertise
in and subscribe for his home
paper is narrow in his ideas, and
lacks enterprise characteristic of a
live community, and is metaphorically speaking dead. He knows
what he has to sell, but nobody
else does, unless it be a few of his
old customers.
Drug Co.
We have just received a full line of
School Books,
of all kinds, and can
supply all wants. We
have Readers, Spellers,
Arithmetics, Geographies, Etc. Parents,
should look over ourf
Everything can be
had here that should
be in a first class Drug
Store.   Call and see.
A competent pharmacist is always on hand
to All prescriptions, which will be accurately
Bring or tend your orders to us for Stationery, Blank Books, Playing Cards, Etc. We
carry full lines, and oan nil orders promptly.
Jos. Schaich, Mgr.
Cascade, B. C.
Mining and
Collections Made and  '
Commissions  of   All
Kinds Executed... .
Time Checks Cashed.
Table of Distances From
Sutherland creek..., 8
Baker creek 6
MoRae creek 8
Burnt Baiin 16
Central camp to
Fisherman creek... .11
Summit camp. .     M
Seattle camp H
Brown's camp 88
Volcanic Mt 85
Pathfinder Mt 28
Knight's camp St
Wellington camp .. .24
Skylark camp 80
Providence camp. ...84
Dead wood camp ... .86
Smith's camp 85
Long Lake camp... 88
Copper camp 87.
Qraham camp ...   .46
Klmberly Camp 98
Halls Ferry T
Rock Out 10
Bossburg SB
Marcus     88
Rossland 41
Christina Lake      .   1
Oiaham'i Ferry 8
Qrand Forks 18
Columbia (Op.G.F.) 14
Carson 19
Niagara It
Greenwood  81
Anaconda ....88
Boundary Falls 88
Midway 8V
Rook Creek 68
Camp McKinney... .70
Okanagan Falls.... 118
Pentloton 186
Nelson1, Wash 10
Curlew, Wash 80
Torodack., Wash.,,41
Republio 60
Gladstone 18
Brooklyn 40 <i1
March *, ISM
" Worse and worse, and more of
it," fitly describee the present condition of the mail service into the
Boundary country. Apparently
the nearer at home it is, the worse
the service becomes. That is to
say, it frequently requires a longer
time to receive a letter from Greenwood, Grand Forks, Nelson or
Rossland than from Toronto or
Vancouver. It is probable that
there is more than one cause of
thisi ; but, as an American president once said, " It is a condition
that confronts us, not a theory."
All this is getting, in a way, to
be an old story, and may be tiresome, especially (o the postal de-
Bartment officials. If inspectors
(c Lei id and Dorman, or Postmaster-General Mulock himself,
could, by any occult process, be
located in the Boundary for say a
couple of weeks, there is no doubt
but that an immediate and permanent improvement would take
place. Twice within a week have
the Spokane papers--the only
dailies received here on date of
publication���been carried on to
Grand Forks or Penticton, or somewhere else. And as for letters, the
instances where they apparently
wander aimlessly all over the
country are too frequent to mention. With the psalmist one is
impelled to say, " How long, oh,
Lord ; how long ?"
Building telephone lines in the
Boundary   country, from  present
indications, is to become quite an
industry for the next few months.
There seems to be no doubt but
that the Columbia Telephone and
Telegraph Co. mean business. They
have let a contract for the line
from the Boundary to Camp McKinney to Davey & Donald, and
already this work has been let to
three separate firms of sub-contractors and is well under way. It iB
said that Davey & Donald have
put up a bond for the completion
of the entire line by July 1st.
This new line is to be first class
in every conceivable particular. So
the Record is assured hy John B.
Donald, of the contracting firm.
No expense will he spared to give
the public the best service obtainable in all respects. The line will
have a metallic circuit throughout,
the latest improved instruments
and sound proof cabinets. Last,
but not least, a big reduction of
rates is promised the minute the
line is in operation. Wire has
also been ordered to make the line
a metallic circuit all the way to
Spokane, thereby giving almost
perfect connections.
The Spokane & British Columbia
Co., and the Columbia Co., will he
operated under one management.,
and N. R. Stone, now manager of
the former company, will be in
charge of the entire system.
At present there are three gangs
of sub-contractors in the field. Ger-
ber. Williams and Matti have that
for delivering poles on the ground
from the Boundary to Greenwood,
and already they are laid on the
right of way through Cascade.
Miller & Brisbois are cutting and
delivering poles between Greenwood
and Midway, and George Donald
has a gang at work between Midway and Camp McKinney. With
men of means behind such a contract, the work will be pushed to
an early completion.
This company is operating under
a Dominion charter, granted for
the present purpose in 1896. It
has announced its intention of
putting in exchanges at Grand
Forks and Greenwood, with 'phones
at a low rental. The Nelson &
Vernon people are also in the field
and it is expected that news of the
beginning of work on the Bossburg-
Russell line, by the Inland Co.,
with whom they will connect, will
be received shortly. In a short time
the Boundary will have two first-
class telephone systems, and with
competition the rates will not be
so high as to need a step-ladder to
reach them;
Superintendent Pope, of the provincial department of education,
has written to the Cascade school
board requesting the chairman tn
define the limits of the proposed
new school district to he established
here. These departments move
slowly, hut they seem to get there,
if sufficient time is given. The establishment of the new district, in
connection with the school building, to be erected this year, will
put Cascade in good shape in an
educational wny, for the time being.
And it is time this was done.
Club Hotel
A good meal, a good room,
or a good drink can be had
at the Club Hotel.
Fire Insurance Agency
George K. Stocker, Agent.
Real Estate,
Mines and Stocks.
Greenwood, B. C.
Genuine Bargains can now be had at MAHAFFY'S Store. The
Great Clearing Sale is still going on, and we are Closing out at Cost.
Everything goes; no reserve. Greatest opportunity ever offered in
Cascade.   Don't miss it.   The chance of a lifetime.
3 Suits
Cotton Sox
Hats in Great Va
Black Shirts
White "
Collars, Ties, Belts
Flannelette Shirts
Blue Flannel "
Grey     "      "
Eng. Neglige "
Blankets ��� 6, 7, 8,10 lbs
Cashmere Sox
, Tents, Rubbers
Wool Sox
Heavy  "
Shoes Heavy and Shoes Light
Light    "
Shoes for day, Shoes for night
Clothing, Blankets, Overalls, Shoes, Underwear,
Few Pairs Men's Extra Sizes in Pants, Rubbers
Hats, Shirts, Sox, Mackinaws Gloves, Towels and
The Finest Selection of Pipes in the country, at
almost any old price.
Ladies' Rubbers, Ladies' Underwear, Lace, Embroidery, Ladies' Stockings, Silk Handkerchiefs.
Flannelettes, 6c, 7c and 10c; formerly 10c,
12^c and 16c. Table Oil Cloth, Dress Linings and
Opposite the Post-Office,
Next Door to Drug Store,
4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*^ 6
Mareh 86, 1888
The pile driving on the big bridge
has been completed.
Eastman & O'Brien have for utile
cheap one American safe and office
Collector Rose Iiiih begun his new
duties, as per instructions from
Ottawa, as inspector of hog killing
at the shambles of P. Burns & Co.
Angus Cameron has been appointed Cascade manager of the
new telephone line, and says he is
to have the office open here within
six weeks, or by May 1st.
Some time last night the contractors stable was broken into,
and Jack Stewart's fine saddle
horse, with the saddle, was made
off with. It is a bay horse, weighing about ten hundred.
As the spring gets older, the
wagon roads are steadily getting
worse, and as a natural sequence
the road freights are going up. At
present the rate from from Bossburg to Cascade is $1.25 per cwt.
A few days ago, a man named
McDonald, employed by the Columbia Stage Co. at their Cascade
barn, was stepped on by a horse,
the corks cutting deeply into his
instep. He will be laid up for several days.
Notioe is hereby Riven that, I am not responsible
for any debts contracted by H. Hepburn, who
Ncvntly uonductfd �� bakery business In Cuscude
City under the Ann iminu of Bnrrv A Hepburn.
John M. Bakhy
Brooklyn, Ii. C, March 14th, 1800
Notice is hereby given to all concerned that
from this day and after this date. I will not be responsible for any bills contracted by Jumes knnls
against the firm of Knnls & Flvnn.
Dated at Gladstone, B. ('.. this 8th day of March
IBM. Thomas Klvnn.
The Canadian Pack
Id the Shortest, Quickest and Best
Route to the Coast, China, Japan
and Australia, and to all Eastern
and European points.
Tickets issued through and hag-
gage checked through to destination.
Trav.Pass.Agent,     Dist.l'ass.Agt.
Nelson, B.C.     Vancouver,BC.
Are now located in Bossburg
with ten four-horse teams, and
are prepared to deliver freight
i in Cascade, Grand Forks and
Greenwood on SHORT NOTICE.
Orders received by Telephone,
and prompt delivery guaranteed.
Near bridge at Christina City, a leather pocket
book containing 835. in bills, one certlBoste of
nine shares of stock In Savings and Loan Coin,
pany of (jeneva, N. Y., and personal papers. A
suitable reward will be given finder.
Apply at Record Ofile.e, Cascade City, B. (.!.
Notice is hereby given to all concerned that,
from and after ibis date I will not be responsible
for any bills contracted by Alfred Applequlst,
aKainst the Arm of Andersen & Applequlst.
Dated at Cascade City, B. C, this 16th day of
February, 1800.
The Columbia and Western Railway Company
will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its
next session for an act giving to the Company
authority tn Issue first mortgage- bonds to be a
chance on its railway, including its main line and
branches, not exceeding thirty-fly* thousand
uollars per mile thereof, and for other purposes
H. Campbll Oswald,
Montreal, March 7,1890.
Notice Is hereby given that the Maps and
Plans, and Bonks of Reference of the Columbia
& Western Railway Branch Lines as follows have
been deposited in the Registry OIHce at Victoria,
as required by Sub-section 2. Section 10. of the
British Columbia Railwny Act, and Section 136
of the Railway Act of Canada.
Two branch lines from Urand Forks, B. C. to
Carson, B. O.
Branch line from Eholt Sumniltt, to Summit,
Greenwood, Wellington and Whites Mining
Branch line from Cascade City to International
Branch line from Cascade City to Christina
Branch line from main line near Eholt Summit
to Long Lake Milling camp
Branch line from Greenwood, B. C, to Copper
and Deadwood Mining Camp.
Located line from Midway, II. C, to Rock
Creek, BO.
W. F. Tm
Chief Engineer of Construction.
Trail, B. C, March 6th, 1800.
Certificate of Improvements.
ELMOKsaudCORYDON mineral claims, situate
in the Grand Forks Mining Division of Yale
v> here located :-On Shamrock Mountain, south
slope, about two and a half miles east of Christina
Take notice that I, Smith Curtis, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 34039A for myself and as agent for
Frank Hutchinson, Free Miner's Certificate No.
8117A and tor Frank Gu>e, Free Miner's Certificate No. 0863A, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Kreorder fore
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a i rown Grant of the above claims
And further take notice that uctlou, nnder sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this Thirty first day of Mtn-emhr*. 1888.
SMITH Curti".
���OF THE���
Great Christina Lake and Sheep Creek
Mining Districts.
Mailed to any address on receipt
of price, $1.50.
Box 267, Rossland, B. C.
C. S. Morris, Mgr. Fred Whitaker, Sec'y and Treas.
F. Rogeks, General Sup't.
ie Columbia Stage Co., Ltd
Daily from Bossburg and Marcus to Cascade,
Grand Forks, Columbia, 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.
At Rock Bottom.
That is the way we are selling Mackinaws, Rubbers, Etc., now. Come and take them away at
your own figure.   We must get rid of them.
We are headquarters for Prospectors' Supplies
of all kinds, and can fit you out at the right price.
The Pioneer Store,
Cascade, B.C. W. M. WOLVERTON, Mgr.
Doors, Sash and all
Kinds of Glass.
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.
, DEVON, Prop.
Tf\�� llCWO and growing
Boundary Country can be had in a concise and readable form
by reading the Cascade Record every week. Send along your
two dollar bill and keep posted on the greatest mining district
in British Columbia.   Address, The Record, Cascade,B.C.
This new Stopping Place, just completed and opened to the
?ublic, is most conveniently located. Jim Ennis and
���om Flynn, the proprietors, are old hands at catering to
the Railroad and Travelling trade. They will treat you
right, inwardly or outwardly.
THOMAS FLYNN, Proprietor.
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. cfl
Mnruh 85, 1899
The Sinbad fraction in Wellington camp, is reported bonded to an
English syndicate at a good figure.
The property adjoins the Golden
On the O'Shea, in Camp. McKinney, the shaft has reached
solid quartz, and four and a half
feet of high grade ore are mind in
the bottom of the shaft.
Tbe St. Lawrence claim in Dead-
wood camp, adjoining the famous
Mother Lode, has been sold by
Greenwood men to Spokane capitalists, represented by C. L. Hoffman. The location of the claim is
most fortunate fur ail concerned.
The Minnehaha mine, near Camp
McKinney, is to have a five drill
plant shortly. The 200 foot level
has been reached and drifting commenced. It is said that the management contemplates the installation of a ten-stamp mill in the near
The Granite mine, in Camp McKinney, has 10 men at work. The
showing is a six foot ledge of white
quartz. A five-stamp mill has
been ordered and is now on the
way, the dam and 1500 feet of
ditch to convey water to the mill
having boen just completed.
The recent strike of a rich ore
body in the 300 foot level in the
Cariboo, in Camp McKinney, insures a plentiful supply of ore for
the 20 stamp mill for some time to
come. Doubtless, this will also
make certain the continued declar-
tion of dividends by this company.
The shaft on the Brooklyn and
Stemwinder, in Greenwood camp,
is now 800 feet deep, and a double
pumping plant has been ordered
from the Jenckes Machine Co.,
having a capacity of 200 gallons
per minute each. It is believed
this outfit will keep the mine clear
of water.
Wm. H. Jeffrey, M. E., visited
the Rathmullen group last week,
which is located up the North Fork
of Kettle river. His report to the
company is a most encouraging
one, and he believes there are large
ore bodies below the present workings. It is probable that a steam
hoist and steam pump will be installed at an early date to facilitate operations.
Cariboo No. 2 Gold Mining Co
is one if the new concerns formed
to exploit a claim in'Camp McKinney of that name. It is situated north of the famous Cariboo,
and while not developed, is said to
have a good surface showing, with
two ledges easily seen. It is said
that 600,000 shares of this stock
were taken in a couple of hours'
time in Spokane, when the company was floated.
The Winnipeg Mining Co., operating the now famous Winnipeg
mine, in Wellington camp, is to do
development in future on a basis
commensurate with the immense
ore bodies known to exist there. To
do this a 7-drill air compressor, of
the latest pattern, has been ordered
from the Jenckes Machine Co., of
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Frank R.
Mendenha'.l, being the Rossland
agent. The management of fhif
property feel confident that this
will prove to be one of the biggest
propositions in the district. Recently an offer of 30 cents per
share, for 50,000 shares, was refused.
Nothing succeeds like success.
This explains why so many board
at the Cilimiiiiti Dining Parlor.
Is Your
If so, bring it to us and
we will give it a dose that
is warranted to cure. We
are expert watch and
clock doctors, and the
timepiece has yet to be
made that we cannot benefit with our medicine.
Old Jewelry cleaned free
of charge.   Bring it in.
Next door to the
Drug Shut, Cascade, B.C.
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a-fr-fr-* ��� ��� 9 o-��-��-o-d-t>-
.... 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 Connect ion.
i     Second Avknue,
Cascade City. British Columbia.
Boundary Creek.
Travellers, (lease remember the
line from (iiand' Finks to Greenwood, up the North Fork, via Niagara, Summit, Eljolt and Boundary
City, saving .1,500 feet elevation.
Leave Grand Forks 9 a. m., Greenwood H a. in.
Wagon repairing and general
blacksmithing promptly
attended   to.
Blanchard   &   Moore
2nd Avenue, Cascade.
^ *m^ *���f*y JOHN LYNGHOLM, First Ave.
VismI Vs^ I ^s^ Cascade, if you require anything
in the line of Gents' Furnishings, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers,
Hats, Caps or Underwear. When going into the hills get
outfit from him and you
can easily follow the trail
Grand   Central   Hotel
Mcdonald & flood, props.
Spokane Falls &
Northern System.
Nelson and Fort Slicppi'd Hy. Co,
lied Mountain Railway k
The direct and only All-Kail Route
between  the   Kootenay   District
���AND ALL���
British Columbia Points,
Pacific Coast Points,
Fuget Sound Points,
Eastern Canada and United States.
���Connects at -Spokane with���
O. R. R. & NAV. CO.
Maps furnished, tickets sold and information
given by local and connecting line ticket agents.
Passengers for Kettle River and  Boundary
creek connect at  Marcns and Bossburg  with
stages dally.
G. O. DIXON, G. P.&T.A.,
Spokane, Wash.
Liquid Refreshments of All Kinds
and in the Choicest Qualities. . . .
First Class Sample Rooms in Connection.
This House is the FavnriteResurt for Railway Men.
Columbia Hotel
J. A. McMASTER & CO., Props.
���_:������������      yt���a���. AvKNUKi CASCADE, B. C.
Columbia Dining Parlor
CHAS. M. HITCH, Proprietor.
First class Throughov .   The Best of Everything the mar-
bet Affords.    Man;   Years' Experience in the Business.
fresl] anb Qweb )J)/^cats,
ofis.7 anb Oysters, ��i��e anb ftresseb Poultry
fJT Moats delivered at Mines Free of Charge,
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to
o Second Avenue, CASCADE CITY.
The E. G. Thomason & Co., Sawmill
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
Marati ��, I8M
Wholesale Merchants
Liquors, �� Cigars, �� Dry �� Goods,
flackinaws, Rubbers,
Catalogues sent on application.  Kootenay Branch:   NELSON.
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, flouldings,  Etc
Pure Goods for Medicinal Use
First Avenue
^QSCQOC,   jj. {^,    Oscab Stenstrom, Mgr.
Neat, Clean, Attractive Work turned out at Fair
Prices.   Send or bring your orders to the Record.
tfte yuhon ^tore,
Wholesale Dealers in
All Kinds of General Men's Furnishings at Retail.
Office and Warehouse,
The Merchants Bank of Halifax
is to put up a three-story building
at Rossland.
The daily output of the Fernie
coke ovens is said to be close to
350 shipping tons.*
The Nelson Sabbath observance
society has come out flat-footed
against Sunday labor.
There is considerable talk of
building a railway to the northern
end of Vancouver Island.
It is definitely settled that Nelson will have the sampling works
to be built by G. W, McDowell.
Slocan mine owners are organizing to protest against the eight-
hour law passed by the last legislature.
The first smelter on the British
Columbia coast will be in running
order on Texada Island by June
1st, with a capacity of 50 tons
Nelson citizens have subscribed
$300 to send a representative to
Ottawa, to press upon the government the need of a government
building in that city.
Ed. Boyce, the well known labor
leader from the States, has been
visiting the miners' unions at Sandon and Rossland, and was ban-
quetted at the latter place.
There are now pending protests
against the election of Mr. Neill in
Alherni, Mr. Prentice in East Lil-
looet, Mr. Hume in Nelson and
Mr. Wells in N. E. Kootenay, all
of whom are Government men.
It has at last been settled that
Kuskonook, on Lake Kootenay,
will he the terminus of the Nelson
& Bedlington railway, now in
course of construction. Work will
be started on the terminal buildings at once.
Knox the jeweller, will clean up
your jewelry free of charge. Fine
watch repairing our specialty. We
guarantee everything. At T. E. Ma-
haffy's store, opposite post-office.
(lowkr ferry)
At Bossburg, Wash.
E. B. SUMMY & C0<, Props.
Telephone ub if you  want to cross
the river late at night.
11. Bill
Second Avknue,
Cascade, B.C...
Branch at the B. C. Store on
Main Street, and at the Post
Office on First Avenue.
���Palace giuery jftarn
..,��� ft
Up to Date Livery.
Saddle Horses Furnished


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