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SINKIN6 ON TRE VEIN BAD ROAD STOPS DOUGLAS SHIP MENTS—REPAIRING RAIL ROAD TRACK. * Theodore Brown,' the veteran pros pector and miner of Pine creek, was In the city Tuesday. Mr. Brown lost his home and practically everything he possessed in the way of personal property In the flood last December, but he did not lose his nerve. He Immediately established a temporary home for himself and family at the Northern Light and set about to re trieve his losses. He secured a lease on about 100 acres of ground between the mouth of Pine creek and Silver creek which promises to yield good returns, although much has to be done in the way of development and equip ment before that point Is reached. The ground is owned by the Mine Owners association, having been acquired in settlement of claims for damages by tailings. The ledge crops out for over 500 feet, showing more or less values In lead and silver on the sur face. Mr. Brown has started a shaft within a stone's throw of the railroad and is now down about 10 feet. The shaft is in ore all the way and in the bottom there is now about 18 inches, six 'inches of which is of shipping grade. If the showing continues to improve down to 100 feet or possibly less, Mr. Brown plans to install a hoist and begin taking out ore for ship ment. Bad Road Stops Shipments. The wagon road up Pine creek is reported practically impassable so far as hauling heavy loads are concern ed. A few weeks ago the Anaconda company, which is operating the Douglas under lease, started hauling ore to the railroad and managed to get two carloads delivered, when the thaw and rains came with the result that it has since been impossible to haul over it. The creek also raised until it covers the road in many places. Evidently the only hope for relief on Pine creek is the building of the rail road, for It appears that the county commissioners do not regard that sec tion of sufficient importance to spend money on wagon roads. Railroad Situation. A few men are employed, probably half a dozen, restoring the two miles of track that was washed out on the Pine creek branch, but the force Is in adequate to make much progress. There is no new information on the subject, but the impression prevails that when the railroad is repaired up Beaver creek the force employed there will be immediately transferred to Pine creek and the line completed to the forks of the creek, about a mile above Beeler. COPPER KING. Great Body of Ore Has Been Devel oped—Planning for Mill. Harry W. Ingalls, manager of the Copper King, was down from Mullan Tuesday. Regarding the Copper King ore shoot, which has attracted much attention during the past few months, he stated that development continues to increase its size which has already assumed enormous proportions. In round figures he says the ore body has now ben proved for a distance of 100 feet and for a width of 50 feet. There Is now estimated to be 1000 tons of good milling ore on the dump, all taken out in the course of development. Consideration Is being given to the construction of a mill this summer. Wheat farmers in some of the grain districts of the northwestern states are buying advertising In newspapers urlng consumers to save food. Daily Quotations of Silver, Lead, Zinc and Copper Which Are the Actual Basis of Settlement The accompanying table gives the luotations of silver, lead, zinc and copper as obtained by the Englneer ng and Mining Journal and which are generally specified as the basis of eet .lement In ore contracts with the •melters. The quotations published In .he dally press are usually higher for the reason that they represent sales In small lots, while the figures here given are based on large transactions COPPER LEAD ZINC2 March Silver St. L. Electro N. Y. St. L. 7 7.15 85% *23% 7% 7% 8 85% 7.15 *23% 7% 7% 9 85% 7.15 7% @7.20 7% *23% 86 11 7.15 7.45 7% @7.17% @7.47% *23% 86 % 12 7.15 7.40 7% @7.17% @7.45 7.37% @7.17% @7.40 *23% 86 % 7.12% 13 7% *23% * Price fixed by agreement between American copper producers and the U. S. government, according to official statement for publication on Friday, September 21, 1917. MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICE8 OF METALS, 1917. As Determined by the Engineering and Mining Journal. Zinc St. L. 7.661 7.639 Sliver Lead Lead N.Y. . 6.782 6.973 Copper N.Y. 23.600 23.500 N.Y. .87.702 .85.716 St. L. MONTH— January ....... February .. „. 6.684 6.899 THIRD LIBERTY LOAN: DAVIS HERE TOMORROW D. W. Davis, of American Falls, chairman of the Liberty Loan drive In Idaho, will speak at Howarth hall tomorrow evening, the purpose being to arouse public interest in the work that will start on April 6, the anniversary of the declaration of war against Germany. Arrange ments for the meeting are In charge of James F. McCarthy, chairman of the county Liberty Loan com mittee, and the program will in clude, in addition to an address by Mr. Davis, other brief speeches and selections of patriotic music. The meeting will also be in the nature of a farewell to the drafted men who are to leave the next day Altogether the occasion is one that appeals to the patriotism of all the people and there should be a large and en thusiastic meeting. for Camp Lewis. CATHOLIC LECTURES DURING COMING WEEK TEACHING AND BELIEF TO BE DISCUSED WITHOUT CON TENTION. The public is cordially invited to attend a course of lectures on Catho lie teaching and Catholic belief, to be given each evening at 7:30 at How aith hall, beginning Sunday, March 31, and continuing during the week, The lectures will be by the Paulist misisonaries, Rev. Guy F. Quinlan and Rev. Jerome P. Donegan, who have been holding mission services in the Catholic church during the past two weeks. Subjects. The series of lectures will prove of special interest to non-Catholics, Indicated by the subjects announced which here follow: Thursday "Confession of Sins to a Catholic Priest. Friday "The True Meaning of Holy Communion. Saturday—"Why I Am a Catholic. Purpose of Lectures. In these lectures the missionaries announce that they will endeavor to defend Christian and Catholic teach ing with the view to promoting har mony of thought and of feeling be tween Catholics and non-Catholics. There will be no contention and no controversy, and religious convictions of all will be respected. The lectures * r fif j , At the door of the hall will be plac , ed a question box and all are invit , , , „ - , ed to make use of It. Questions de ....... . , posited in the box will be answered . , the next evening. Sunday evening—"Is One Religion as Good as Another?'' Monday—"This Great War, the Slaughterfield of Theories." (This lec ture will be given at the high school auditorium.) Tuesday—"The Catholic Church and the Bible." Wednesday—"Which Is the True Historic Church of Christ?" Send Them In. If you have a spy glass, a telescope, a sextant, a chronometer or binoculars, send any such property to the navy department at Washington. It is im possible for the government to get enough of these articles for use in the submarine zone. Several weeks ago an appeal of this kind brought more than 6000 glasses to Washington, but the navy needs many thousands more. Those accepted will be recorded and every effort will be made to return the property at the end of the war. and are generally determined from re ports made by producer* and eelllng agencies. Both the New Tork and SL Louis prices of lead are given, the dif ference being due mainly to the differ ence In freight between the two points. The qimitations for spelter are for prime western brands. To arrive at the New York price add IT cents per 100 pounds to the 8L Louie price. EXPERIMENTAL WORK IN SELECTIVE FLOTATION HEADS OF SEATTLE AND MOS COW STATIONS HERE—LOOK FOR WAR METALS. I Thomas Varley, superintendent of the United States mining experiment station at Seattle, and C. A. Wright, manager in charge of the station at Moscow, arrived in the city yesterday. | Their special business at this time is to arrange for shipment of lead-zinc ore to the Moscow station for experi mental work in selective or preferun ! tial flotation. The mining companies | of the Coeur d'Alene district have dis played much interest in the work or the Moscow station, which is main tained in cooperation with the state university on a 50-50 basis by the bu j reau of mines and the state of Idaho. | Up to this time, however, the state's lend of tlie bargain has been mainly ' carried by the mining companies of J the Coeur d'Alenes, the appropriation j for that purpose having been vetoed by Governor Alexander. The splendid work being accomplished by the sta tion is rapidly overcoming whatever opposition there has been to giving it state support, and by the time the new legislature meets it is believed there will be no difficulty in securing a lib eral appropriation, one that will per mlt a steady expansion of the activ ities of the station. The bureau of mines will provide a sum equal to the j state appropriation, whatever it maj j be. [being given to the recovery of lead and zinc by selective flotation, and Mr. Wright states that very satisfact ory progress is being made. The ex periments are being conducted on ore i'rom the mines of this district. Seek War Metals. The work of the Seattle station Is The attention of the station is now now largely being shaped to the needs of the government in war, Supertn asjtendent Varley says. The demand for metals which have heretofore been obtained from foreign sources and the supply of which has been cut off, has stimulated the search for these min erals In our own country under the di rect encouragement of the govern Mr. Varley states that much of his time -has in recent months been given to investigating finds of this character which have been reported to the bureau of mines. Most of them prove to be without merit, but all are investlgatedi for if one out ot hun . dreds should prove a valuable deposit the government would be amply re _ paid for the effort. As examples of ... . ... . this war work and the wide field he covers, Mr. Varley stated that within £ be j as j f ew W eeks he had been call ed to tbe Bi ack Hills to investigate a Un al8C0Ver y ( then t0 California to get sanlples of au icksllver ore, and then came a discovetry of potash tbat re . qu , red attention . The importance 0 f (hls flel(1 WQrk js such tbat it be _ ] ^ ^ i8 , on wln be made for . , . . , ,, j special men to take it over. Mr. Var ley will go to Washington in May, . , „ „ . . , where a conference of all superintend „ , , ,• ,, . ents of experimental stations will be , „ TTr , held. He and Mr. Wright will be in .... , the district until tomorrow afternoon, ment. EXPLOSIVES IN IDAHO. Important Conference Held Last Week in Boise. D. D. Bush, representing the bureau of mines, arrived in Boise a few days ago to confer with the state advisory committee on explosives. This com mittee consists of J. F. Ailshie, of Coeur d'Alene, and Henry Z. Johnson, of Boise, members of the state council of defense; Edward S. Elder, of St. Maries, explosive inspector for Idaho; Walter S. Bruce, of Boise, represent ing the insurance interests; W. N. j Reaves, of Boise, representing the peace officers; O. G. F. Markhus, of Boise, representing the government in shipbuilding reserve; and L. W. Flu harty, director of agriculture exten sion of the state university. The main purpose of the conference was to take steps to inform the public on the pro visions of the anti-explosive law and provide for its rigid enforcement. The danger of German sympathizers se curing explosives and doing great damage to life and property was dis cussed, as was the advisability of placing special guards over large amounts of explosives. FEDERAL. According to a report from the New York office the Federal Mining & Smelting company lost $193,525 during the quarter ending January 31. These figures include a deduction of $71,689 on account of depreciation. The loss was due to the suspension of opera tions at the Morning, made necessary by making extensive repairs in the shaft. The mine was closed down dur WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF R. H. PETTY. MOTHER ILL. WRITE SISTER, MRS. ELLA L. OWENS, 429 SOUTH SEMINOLE AVENUE, OKMULGEE, M28-3t OKLAHOMA. mg the greater part of December and all of January, operation, but the mill la running not I to exceed two-thirds capacity on ac count of shortage of men in the mine. The mine is now in NATIONAL. Butte Engineer Makes Thorough Ex amination of Mine. J. A. Grimes, a mining engineer of Butte connected with the Anaconda Copper Mining company, devoted sev eral days this week to an inspection of the National mine. He and Mr. Billingsley, a geologist and engineer also connected with the Anaconda company, made an Inspection of the property several years ago. What the special purpose of the examination is at this time is not known, but it is presumed that it will be followed by recommendations bearing upon the fu ture plans for the development of the mine. Shipments tills month from the Na tional are reported to be practically the same as in former months. Con siderable difficulty has been experi enced in getting cars. COEUR D'ALENE MINES THURSDAY'S CLOSING PRICES OF STOCKS LISTED ON THE SPOKANE EXCHANGE. Spokane-New York Curb. Asked Bid American Com . Caledonia . Hecla . Marsh Cons. Richmond . Scratch Gravel . Sloean Star . Standard Silver Lead Stewart . Success . United Copper . Utica ... . 00 % .02 .43 .40 4.25 4.40 .05% .07 .29 .36 .08 .12 .01 . 01 % .37% .45 .30 .20 . 12 % . 12 % .60 .09 .11 Spokane Exchange. . 12 % Ajax . Alameda . Ambergris . Benton . Bullion . Carbonate Hill . Carney Copper . Chicago Boston . Con. M * S . Constitution Copper King .. Cork Province . Douglas . East Caledonia . Electric Point . Gertie . Happy Day . Highland Surprise .. Hypotheek . Idaho Continental .. Idaho Giant . Imperial .. Intermountain . Int. Coal & Coke .. Interstate Callahan . Ivanhoe . Jack Waite . Knob Hill . Laclede . Laurier . McGilUvray Creek .. Missoula Copper .... Moonlight . Nabob . National Copper .... Old Chas. Dickens .. Oom Paul . Rambler Cariboo ... Ray Jefferson . Reindeer Queen .... Rose Cons. Silver Cable . Snowstorm . Stanley . Tamarack . Tarbox .. .12 . 01 % .02 % .30 .38 . 01 % .03% .02</ 4 . 00 % . 01 % .03 . 00 % .03 24.00 29.00 .28 .05 .05% . 02 % .02 .16 • 01 % .03 .45 .64 . 02 % . 01 % .04% .04% . 02 % .04% .03% .18 .02 >4 . 00 % .05% .03 .01 % .05% .13 .15 8.00 10.00 . 00 % .03% .13 .18 . 01 % . 01 % . 02 % .18 .02 .01 .01 . 01 % .06 .07 •03% . 01 % . 00 % .07% .03% . 01 % . 01 % .07% .25 .40 . 00 % . 01 % . 02 % .01 . 01 % .03 .20 . 20 % . 02 % .02 % 2.40 2.10 .03% Bonds. Liberty bonds, 3%s.. 97.75 Liberty bonds, 4s 99.99 97.25 97.00 8UNSHINE. Stockholders Authorize Increase in the Capital Stock. At a special meeting of the stock holders of the Sunshine Mining com pany in this city last Friday evening, a resolution was adopted authorizing an increase of capital stock of the com pany from 1,500,000 shares to 2,700,000 This action was taken In anticipation of taking over adjoining property and to provide funds for carrying out an extensive plan of development. The property to be taken over Is the Idora, Tuscumbla, Toughnut and possibly other claims, but of which there is no authorized Information. Some time ago the Idora stockholders agreed the terms of consolidation, and It understood that an agreement has been reached between the Sunshine and the Tuscumbla. The Sunshine company now holds the Toughnut under bond. A deep tunnel has already been started by the Sunshine company just above Beaver creek, near the Idora mill. The high water destroyed the wagon road along the creek and forced a suspension of work in the tunnel. is announced that work will be resum ed soon after the first of the month. D. L. McGrath, manager of the Sun shine, returned from Wisconsin Fri day afternoon in time for the meeting. Among outside stockholders present were D. C. Smith, president of the company, and Dr. E. G. Ellis, treas urer, both of Missoula. Mining and Development Companies of the Coeur d'Alenes Doings of Assessments Levied, Meetings Called, Delinquent Listi Companies of Special Interest to All Stockholders. i £ ASSESSMENTS LFVIED. American Commander Mining Milling Co.—Levied February 1, 2 mills, payable March 15 to J. H. Burns, secretary-treasurer, Mullan. quent sale April 20. April 12. Big Creek Mining Co.—Levied De cember 12, 5 mills, payable January 15 to W. W. Smith,' secretary, Wal lace. Delinquent sale February 15. Postponed to April 12. Delin Postponed to Blaine & Emmett Mining Co.—Levied March 11, 2% mills, payable April 20 to W. It, Skeman, secretary-treasurer, Murray. Delinquent sale May 11. Coeur d'Alene Antimony Co.—Levied payable April 10 secretary, Kellogg. March 20, 7 mills, to C. M. Powell, Delinquent sale May 7. Copper King Mining & Smelting Co. -Levied January 15, 10 mills, payable February 15 to H. W. Ingalls, secre-|9, ary-treusurer, sale March 18. Delinquent Postponed to April Mullan. Dennemora Gold & Copper Mining Co.—Levied March 16, 2 mills, pay able May 1 to P. O. Swanson, secre tary, Wallace. Delinquent sule May 31 Duluth Mining Co.—Levied March 2, 2 mills, payable April 2 to F. Bland, secretary, Wallace. Delinquent sule May 2, East Caledonia Mines Co.—Levied March 0, 1 cent, payable April 15 to Franklin Ptlrman, treasurer, Wallace. Delinquent sale May 15. East Hercules Extension Mining Co. —Levied February 23, 1 Vi mills, pay able May 1 to W. H. Macfnrlan, sec retary-treasurer, Rookery building. Spokane. Delinquent sale June 1. Enterprise Mining Co.—Levied Marcli Lee Delin 6, 2 mills, payable April 15 to Prather, secretary, Kellogg. quent sale May 17. Friend Mining Co.—Levied Marcli 12, 2 mills, payable April 13 to William Schierding, treasurer, Ellers building, Spokane. Delinquent sale May 9. . Highland-Surprise Consolidated Min ing Co.—Levied March 12, 1 cent pay able April 12 to ('has. Wlegand, sec retary, Kellogg. May 13. Delinquent sale HMI Mining & Milling Co—Levied on February 1, 1 mill, payable one-third March 11, one-third April 11, and one third May 11, to W. H. Baldwin, sec retary, Kellogg. Delinquent sale June 17. >n Hypotheek Mining & Milling Co.— Levied February 1fi, 5 mills, payable Marcli 18 to Otto A. Olsson, secretary Delinquent sale treasurer, Wallace. April 19. Idaho & Los Angeles Mining & Mill ing Co.—Levied Mulch (I, 5 mills, pay able April 6 to A. J. Dunn, secretary treasurer, Wallace. May 6. Delinquent sule Idora Mining Co.—Levied January 7, 5 mills, payable February 7 to C. E. Mallette, secretary-treasurer, 605 Jam ieson building, Spokane. Delinquent sale at 608 Cedar street, Wallace, March 7. Postponed to April 5. King of Pine Creek Mining Co.— Levied January 30, one-half mill per share, payable March 12 to Morton Webster, treasurer, Wallace. Delin quent sale March 30. April 6. Postponed to Lucky Boy Mining & Concentrating Co.—Levied February 23, 3 mills, pay able March 23 to H. G. Loop, seere Delinquent Mullan. tary-treasurer, sale April 23. DR. BRYAN TO SPEAK. Patriotic Rally on Eve of Liberty Bond Drive. All over the country patriotic ral lies are being arranged for April 6, the anniversary of the declaration of war against Germany and the date which has appropriately been desig nated for the beginning of the third Liberty Loan drive. It was found Im practical to hold the rally in Wallace on the 6th, so arrangements are being made to hold it on the evening of the 5th. On this occasion the most not able feature will be an address by Dr. E. A. Bryan, president of the state council of defense and commsisloner of education. Dr. Bryan is a speaker of great force and he will appear at his best on this occasion when his ef forts will be directed to stirring the patriotic enthusiasm of the people in support of the third Liberty Loan. An excellent musical program will be ren dered, this feature being under the di rection of Mrs. S. S. Gundlach. meeting will be held in Howarth hall. The TWO MILE BRIDGE. a rancher living a Sam Tipton, short distance up Two Mile canyon, has secured signers to a petition to the county commissioners to rebuild the bridge across the South Fork at the mouth of Ttvo Mile, high water last December there has been no means of crossing the river, which has caused much inconvenience to settlers and forced a number of children who attend school at Oshnrn to remain out of school. The bridge should be rebuilt without further de Since the lay. i Majestic Mining Co.—Levied Feb ruary 12, 2 mills, payable March 25 to Therrett Towles, secretary-treasurer, Wallace. Delinquent sale May 1. Mayflower Mining & Developing Co, !— Levied January 17, 3 mills, payable February 1 to H. G. Loop, secretary reasurer, Mullan. Delinquent sale on March IS. Postponed to April 15. Mountain Rose Mining Co.—Levied February 11, Vi mill, payable March 11 to II. Telgen, secretary, Kellogg. Delinquent sale April 11. Postponed to May 11. j North Bunker Hill Mining Co.—Lev j led February 23, 2 mills, payable on i March 23 to N. T. Hardy, secretary, Delinquent sale April 23. j Kellogg. j Old Veteran Mining Co—Levied Feb \ ruary 1, 2 mills, payable March 9 to ;L L. Brainard, Wallace. Delinquent sale March 30. Oreano Mining Co.—Levied January 2 mills, payable February 11 to F. | p. Candee, secretary-treasurer, l.jlace. Wal Delinquent stile March 11. Post poned to March 25. Reindeer-Queen Mining Co.—Levied February 19, 3 mills, payable March 22 to J. R. Bean, secretary, Mullan. Delinquent sale April 22. Star Antimony Mining Co.—Levied February 19, 1 mill, payable March 19 to J. S. Ross, secretary, Kellogg. De linquent sale April 20. Syndicate Mining & Exploration Co. —Levied February 25, 1 mill, payable March 25 to Louis Stevens, secretary, Wardner. Delinquent sale April 25. Tarbox Mining Co.—Levied Febru ary 8, 10 mills, payable March 16 to Jt. E. Seysler, secretary, Wallace. De linquent sale April 16. Postponed to April 30. Western Union Mining Co.—Levied December 28, 0 mills, payable Febru ary 15, to Hen L. Collins, secretary treasurer, 1210 Old National Bank building, Spokane. Delinquent sale March 15. Postponed to April 15. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETINGS. Bristol Mining Co.—Annual meeting to be held at office of Owen & Atkins, Kellogg, on Monday, April 8, at 8 p. m. —W. A. Tuson, secretary. East Caledonia Mines Co.—Annual meeting to be held in First National Bank building, Kellogg, on Monday, I April 1, at 3:00 p. m.—Franklin Pfir ] man, secretary. | ! Highland Surprise Consolidated Min | ing Co.—Annual meeting to be held in First State Bank building, Kellogg, on Monday, April 1, Wlegand, secretary. at 8 p. m.—Chas. Idaho-Nevada Exploration Co.—Spe cial meeting to be held at 517 Bank street, Wallace, April 15 at 7:30 p. m., to elect board of directors.—E. R. Turk, secretary. Lead Crystals Mining Co.—Annual meeting to be held In Wallace, Satur day, December 29, at 2:00 p. m.—John E. Steen, president. Adjourned to April 27. Success Mining Co.—Annual meeting to be held at 411 Seventh street, Wal lace, Monday, April 1, at 10 a. m.— II. J. Rossi, Secretary. Wardner Leasing Co.—Special meet ing to be held at office of D. VV. Price, Kellogg, on May 4, at 2:00 p. m„ for the purpose of voting on question of increasing capital stock from 500,000 to 600,000 shares.—J. D. Owen, secre tary. WHAT BONDS WILL BUY. .Practical Figures 8how How Your Money Will Help Win the War. Here are some interesting figures prepared by the government which show just what Liberty bonds, from $50 up, will buy. Look them over and then make your subscription as high as possible: One $50 bond will buy trench knives for a rifle company, or 23 hand gren ades, or 14 rifle grenades, or 37 cases of sugrical instruments for enlisted men's belts, or 10 cases of surgical in struments for officers' belts. A $100 bond will clothe a soldier, or feed a soldier for eight months, or purchase 5 rifles or 30 rifle grenades, or 43 hand grenades, or 25 pounds of ether, or 145 hot water baks, or 2000 surgical needles. A $100 and a $50 bond will clothe and equip an infantry soldier for ser vice overseas, or feed a soldier for a year. Two $100 bonds will purchase a horse or mule for cavalry, artillery or other service. Three $100 bonds will clothe a shl dler and feed him for one year In France, or buy a motorcycle for a j n)acb j ne gun company. Four $100 bonds will buy an X-ray outfit. One $500 bond will supply bicycles for the headquarters company of an infantry regiment. The new submarine fighters which are being built at the Ford plant will be known ns "eagles" and will eon •• titutc the eagle class of boats.