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RDINANCE NO. 136.
- ORDINANCE CONFIRMING. RATIFYING AND APPROVING 1IT PROCEEDINGS in It pi 1 ALL PROCELD1NUS IN RELA-:as ,TION TO THE PAVING AND IM PROVING OF THOSE PORTIONS OR PARTS OF THE STREETS *■ u i iv tup AND ALLEYn in IML CI1Y Ot WALLACE, COUNTY OF SHO ^HONE, STATE OF IDAHO iv. r -1 nnED IN LOCAL IMPROVE CLIDED IN LOCAL IMPROVE MENT DISTRICT NO. T AS ES TABL1SHED BY ORDINANCE vn 123 FROM AND LNCi in nvi 1 wTinv oe , THE ADOPTION Ob ORDINANCE NO. 130 DECLARING THE IN TENTION OF THE CITY COUN up SAfti CITY to iMPPfivn •ClL Or oAID CITY 1U IMPKO\ E SAID PORTIONS OF THE STREETS AND ALLEYS UP TO thp TIME OF THE ADOPTION 1HK AlioP 1 ION OF THIS ORDINANCE, INCLUD JING THE CONFIRMING, HATIFI CATION AND APPROVAL OF ALL CONTRACTS, ASSESSMENTS, OR DIN A NCOS, RESOLUTIONS AN ALL PROCEEDINGS IN ANY WISE IN RELATION TO SUCH IMPROVEMENT, AND 1NG FOR THE PROV1D _ ISSUANCE OF BONDS BY THE CITY OF WAL I ACE TO THE AMOUNT m,' LACL lo 111L AMOUN1 ol FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUN DRED THIRTY-THREE AND E1G HTY - F OUR-ONB HUN DREDTHS DOLLARS, THE BAL ANCE DUE FOR SUCH LM PRO V EM ENT AND PRESCRIB ING THE FORM OF THE BONDS TO BE ISSUED. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WALLACE: Section 1. That there be issued by the City of Wallace, to Henry J. Kai ser or bearer for the balance of Five Thousand lour hundred thirty-three and eighty-four one hundredths dol-j iars ($5433.84), due on account of the paving and other wise improving theii streets and alleys in Local Improve-I" inent District No. 7, eleven bonds, one for the sum of four hundred thirty three and 84-100 dollars ($433.84) and ten bonds for the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) each, aggregating the sum of five thousand four hundred thirty-three and eighty-four one hun dredths dollars ($5433.84). That said bond whose face value is the sum of four hundred thirty-three and 84-100 dollars ($433.84) (1). That said be numbered one bonds whose face value is live hundred dollars ($500.00) be numbered two (2), three (3) four (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight •(8), nine (9), ten (10), and eleven ( 11 ). That all of said bonds shall bear date the first day of October, A. D. 1918; that bond numbered one (1) shall be payable on or before one year from date: bond numbered two (2) shall be payable on or before two years from date; bond numbered three (3) shall be payable on or before three years from date; bond numbered four (4) shall be payable on or before four years from date; bond numbered five (5) shall be payable on or before five years from date; bond numbered Six (6) shall be payable on or before six tears from date; bond numbered seven (7) shall be payable on or before seven years from date; bond numbered eight (8) shall be payable on or be fore eight years from date; bond num bered nine (9) shall be payable on or before nine years from date; bonds numbered ten and eleven (10) and (11) shall be payable on or before ten years from date. That the said bonds bear interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum from date until paid, said interest to be payable annually on the 1st day of October in each year beginning Oc tober 1st, 1919, that there be attached to each bond interest coupons, one coupon for each year's interest from the date of the bond up to the matur ity thereof, provided, however, that any one of said bonds may be re deemed at any time by paying the principal thereof together with all in terest coupons up to and including the coupon first maturing thereafter. That the said bonds and Interest bear ing coupons shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk and countersigned by the City Treasurer; that the said bonds and interest there on shall be payable at the office of the City Treasurer in the City of Wal lace, Shoshone County, Idaho, and they shall be registered by the City Treas urer as required by law. That the said bonds shall be sub stantially in the following form, bear ing dates of maturity and for the amounts as hereinbefore specified, to wlt: AMOUNT NUMBER UNITED STATES OE AMERICA STATE OF IDAHO COUNTY OF SHOSHONE CITY OF WALLACE Local Improvement District No. 7. IMPROVEMENT BOND Know All Men by These Presents: That the City of Wallace, in Shoshone County, Idaho, is indebted to, and for value received hereby promises to pay, to bearer, (insert amount of bond) lawful money of the United States of America, on or before the 1st day of October, (insert year of maturity of bond) with interest thereon from (late, at the rate of seven per centum per annum, payable annually, on the 1st day of October in each year, on presentation and surrender of the an nexed coupons, bearing the signature of the Mayor, City Treasurer and City Clerk of said City, as they severally become due. Both principal and in terest of this bond are payable at the office of the City Treasurer of the said City of Wallace, Idaho, and are Payable out of Local Improvement Fund of Local Improvement District No. 7 created for the payment of the costs and expenses for the construc tion of Improvements In said Local Improvement District No. 7, and not otherwise, provided, however, that this bond may be redeemed at any time by paying the full amount of the prin cipal thereof together with the inter est coupons hereto attached up to and including the coupon first maturing thereafter. This bond is one of eleven bonds of ■ike date, tenor and effect except as to times of payment and amounts of bond, numbered from one to eleven inclusive, aggregating five thousand four hundred thirty-three and 84-100 dollars ($5433.84) Issued by the City of Wallace, County of Shoshone, State 'll Idabo ' f°r the purpose of paying toe costs and tjents in Ixical Improvement District No. 7 pursuant to Ordinance No. 120 duly and regularly passed by the Mayor and 'City Council of. said City °n the 31st day of May, A. D. 1917, and Ordinance No. 123 duly and regu larly passed by the Mayor and City Council of said 'City on the 2nd day of July, A. D., 1917, under and by au thority of and in accordance and full compliance with the genera) laws of tlie State of Idaho, and especially Sec expenses of improve i ," 3 of the Revised Codes _ Idaho as amended bv the I ealslature !"* the , Sta "' of Idaho bv an act an dU°i',!on lla , rCh 12, m7 - Ul " lUh sub r ft" uf Darueraph sixth, which is follows: *holder of any bond Issued un ! > t le authority of this section shall ! or'oio°». C i m ther efor against the city i'illage by which the same is issued *n any event except from the codec : ,on tlle special assessment made i[ or , e improvement fur which said ! ?' U8 isslled ' hut his remedy, in case of non-payment, shall be confined to the enforcement of sucli assess IZIf-v A ?°p>; of this subdivision be plalnly written, printed or t,nKTa , v . ed °a the face of kch bond so issued. Al>d il is hereby certified recited "' U ! d ® clared that all acts, conditions ami things required to be done piece dent to and in the burning ut s-iid bonds, have been properly done have ha|,t 'eiicd and have been performed i b tegular and due form, as required by law, and that the said indebtedness does not exceed any statutory or cun stltutional limitation. I tbe collection | District No f the assessment Local Improvement ,,, the City of Wallace, ANDjJ-ounty of Shoshone, State of Idaho hereby pledges itself to use its endeavors and energies IN TESTIMONY said best ! the undersigned officers of^the 1 ' Wallace, County of Shoshone, i ki 1 \ lho ;, bei , ns duly authorized to exe a V" 8 bond on behaif of said City, have hereunto signed our names offi cially and caused to be atlixed the of ficial seal of the City of Wallace, of the 1st day of October, 1918. We, City of State of At *est: .. , v' n ) oney A , m .l nca ' at the office of the Treasurer th e said City ot Wallace, Idaho, out . , ca improvement fund ot Local im ! l jrovem . ent District No. 7, and not "'herwise, being interest then due on as Mayor. City Clerk. Countersigned: City Treasurer. (FORM OF COUPON) INTEREST COUPON. No. On this 1st day of October, 191.., the City of County, Idaho, Wallace, in Shoshone will pay the bearer . Dollars, law f the United States of its Improvement Bond of Local Im provement District No. 7. Dated October 1st, 1918. No. Mayor. Attest: City Clerk. Countersigned: City Treasurer. (FORM TREASURER TO BE ENDORSED ON OE CERTIFICATE OF EACH BOND). I, C. A. Keating, Treasurer of the City of Wallace, Idaho, hereby cer tify: that the within bond, being Bond No. ... ment District No. Wallace, Idaho, has been duly register ed at my office as required by law. That all signatures to the bond and the coupons thereto attached are the gen uine signatures of <he officers of the City of Wallace, Idaho, and that this bond has been issued to . on the 1st day of October, 1918. Dated at Wlallace, Idaho, this . day of October, 1918. . ... of Local Improve of the City of City Treasurer. Section 3. That there shall b^ col lected each year from the property owners whose property has been as sessed for said local improvement, and who have not paid said assessment, one-tenth of the amount of said as sessment, together with interest on all unpaid portions of said assessment, each year at this rate of seven per cent per annum, that the said as sessments shall hear interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum from the 1st day of October, 1918. The said amount of assessment against each piece of property is shown upon the assessment roll for said improvement district filed by the street and alley committee and the city engineer of said City of Wallace with the City Clerk on the 22nd day of July, 1918, and which was confirmed by Ordinance No. 134 of said City passed by the City Council and approved by the Mayor of said City on the 19th day of September, 1918. Section 4. That any informality, ir regularity, neglect or omission in any of the proceedings relating to said is suance of said bonds or in the execu tion of said bonds or said coupons, shall in no wise Impair or invalidate said bonds or interest coupons, the execution of which bonds pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance is hereby, in all things, ratified, con firmed and approved and the recitals therein are hereby declared to be cor rect; that all such parts or provisions of all prior ordinances or resolutions of the said city which are inconsistent (if any there be) with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby to the extent of such inconsistency repealed. That the acts and proceedings of the City Council of the City of Wal lace and all of the officers of the said City in relation to the creation of said improvement district, the improve ment of said portions of streets, the assessment of property there in for such improvement, and all and every thing done in connec tion therewith of whatsoever na ture be and the same is hereby ap proved, ratified and confirmed. Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor this 28th day of October, 1918. HOMER G. BROWN, Mayor. Attest: DAVID H. DeLONG, City Clerk. (SEAL) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT OF THE CAPITAL STOCK OF AJAX MIN ING COMPANY, WALLACE, IDA HO, OCTOBER 12, 1918. Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Ajax Mining Company, held on the 12th day of October, 1918, an as sessment of one cent per share was levied upon the capital stock of tho said corporation, payable on or before the 19th day of November, 1918, to J. A. Havighorst, Secretary Treasurer of said corporation, at 714 W)est Fourteenth Avenue, Spokane, Washington. Any stock upon which tiffs assess ment remain unpaid on the 19th day of November, 1918, will be delinquent, and advertised for sale at nublic auc tion, and unless payment is made be fore will be sold on the 14th day of December, 1918, at 3:00 o'clock p. m. at the office of said company (at the office of James F. Howarth Company, 608 Cedar street) Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho, to pay the delinquent assessment, together with costs of ad vertising and expenses of sate. * A. HAVIGHORST, Secretary-Treasurer of Ajax Mining Company. 714 West Fourteenth Ave nue, Spokane, Washington. Oct. 24-Nov-14-4ts. Mr. of the , , A1 1 * > *!f a Copper Mining 1 oinpany. Limited, Wallace. Idaho, October 22nd, 1918. Notice is hereby given that at a ■ of the Board of Directors of ,, e , Alpe j la c " ppe 1 r Mlnin * Company, ll<dd on the Hind day of October, 1,,1S ' an assessment of one mill (.001) per 8 hare was levied upon the capital 1 corporation, payable to A ,, " Feutherstone, treasurer, at his ,,f . fu ' e 1,1 the G yd * * Taylor building, "allace, Idaho, on or before December! 2n f 19, »- , Any Htock upon which assessment remains "npaid on the 3rd day of De cember, 1918, will be delinquent and advertised for sale, at public auction, al }5? , unl ® aa Iiayis made before, , 1 1 b ®, ? old on the 21st day of Decern 1 ^ er ' to pay the delinquent ■ ment together with the costs of ad VfIt 'sing and extienses of sale. i , 1EATHERSTONE, s «*'retary-Treasurer, office in Gyde i Taylor building, Wallace, Idaho. | Oc t.-24-to-Nov.-28-6ts. ASSESSMENT NO. 2. assess ' - NOTICE OF THE ISSUANCE OF AN ATTACHMENT. in the District Court of the First Ju dicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for Shoshone County. Kossi Insurance & Investment Com pany, a corporation, plaintiff, vs. Vivian Green and Frank B. Colton, defendants. State of Idaho, County of Shoshone, ss. Notice is hereby given, that on the 21st day of October, A. D. 1918, at tachment issued in the above entitled action against the property of (the above named Vivian Green and Frank B. Colton, for the sum of Six Hundred Eighty-three and Dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of 7 tier cent per annum from March 6, 1917, together with costs of this action. 55-100 ($683.55) Witness my hand and seal of said District Court affixed this 21st day of October, A. D. 1918. J. C. GLAHE, Clerk of District Court. By G. A. Mortimer, Deputy. (Seal) NOTICE OF THE ISSUANCE OF AN ATTACHMENT In the District Court of the First Ju dicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for Shoshone County. Rossi Insurance & Investment Com pany, a corporation, plaintiff, vs. J. C. Feehan, defendant. State of Idaho, County of Shoshone, ss. Notice is hereby given, that on the 21st day of October, A. D. 1918, at tachment issued in the above entitled action against the property of the above named J. C. Feehan, for the sum of Four Hundred Thirty-Two and 90-100 ($432.90) Dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of 7 per cent per annum from the 2d day of March, 1918, together with costs of this action, Witness my hand and seal of said District Court affixed this 21st day of October, A. D. 1918. J. C. GLAHE, Clerk of District Court. By G. A. Mortimer, Deputy. (Seal) STATEMENT OF THE OWNER SHIP, MANAGEMENT, CIRCULA TION, ETC., REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF AUGUST 24, 1912. of The Wallace Wallace, published weekly at Wallace, Idaho, for Octo ber, 1918. State of Idaho, County of Shoshone, ss. Before me, a notary public in and for the state and county aforesaid, personally appeared Thomas McCabe, who, having been duly sworn accord ing to law, deposes and says that he is the business manager of The Wallace Miner, and that the following is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, a true statement of the ownership, management, etc., of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in the above caption required by the act of August 24, 1912, embodied in section 443, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse side of this form, to-wlt: 1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers are; Publisher—Wallace Printing Co., Wlallace, Idaho. Editor—A. J. Dunn, Wallace, Idaho. Managing editor—A. J. Dunn, Wal lace, Idaho. Business managers—H. A. McLeod, Thomas McCabe, Wallace, Idaho. 2. That the owners are: (Give names and addresses of individual owners, or, if a corporation, give its name and the names and addresses of stockholders owning or holding 1 per cent or more of the total amount of stock). ~ Annie E. McLeod, Wallace, Idaho. Alice M. McCabe, Wallace, Idaho. Roderick N. McLeod, Wallace, Ida ho. Lee White, Whllaee, Idaho. 3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent or more total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities are: There are ol none. 4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the names of the own ers, stockholders and security holders, if any, contain not only the list of stockholders and security holders as they appear upon the books of the company but also in cases where the stockholder or security holder appears upon the books of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary rela tion, the name of the person or cor poration for whom such trustee is acting, is given; also that the said two paragraphs contain statements embracing affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circumstances and conditions under which stockholders and security holders who do not pear upon the hooks of the company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner; and this affiant has no reason to believe that any other person, association or corporation has interest direct or indirect in the ap any said stock, bonds or other securities than as so stated by him. THOMAS McCABE. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of October, 1918. O. A. OLIN, Notary Public. (My commission expires January 4, 1922.) (Seal) Office of the Tyler Mining & Milling Company. Limited. Burke, Idaho, Oc toiler 22, mis. Notice is hereby given, that there is delinquent upon the following de scribed stock on account of assessment of two (2) mills per share levied on the loth day of September, mis, the several amounts set opposite the j names of the respective shareholder I as follows, to-wit: Name— Calvert, W. W. ... Cosgrove. T. U. ... laijoei, Wm. ... NOTICE TO DELINQUENT STOCK HOLDERS. Cert. No. No. Shares Amt. .256 5000 10.00 .IS? 5000 $10.00 .238 2000 4.00 .236 2000 • 4.00 .239 2000 4.00 .266 2500 5.00 .279 10000 20.00 .280 10000 20.00 .324 5000 10.00 . 22 10000 20.00 .241 10000 20.00 5000 10.00 5000 10.00 Lajoei, Win. 1-ajoei, Wm. Magner, Emmet .. Scherwood, John .. Scherwood, John .. Spear, J. D. West, Andrew .... West, Andrew .. . Wright, C. J.244 Wright, C. J.330 And in accordance with law so many | shares of each parcel of such stock as may be necessary will he sold oil the 20th day of November, 1918, at 7:00 p. tn. of said day at the residence : of Albert Hansaman, In Burke, County of Shoshone, State of Idaho, to pay the thereon, to ot' advertising delinquent gether with the costs and expenses of sale. A liBBRT 1IA N S A M A N, Secretary, Burke, Idaho. assessment Oct. 24-to-Nov.-14-4ts NOTICE. The annual meeting of stockholders of the Silver Eagle Mining Company, Ltd., will be held at the company, 405 Idaho, on November 19th, 7:30 p. m. for the of directors for the ensuing year and the transacting of any other business that may properly come before the meeting. ffice of the Bank street, Wallace, 1918, at 'lection of a hoard C. W. BETTS, Secretary. Oct.-24-to-Nov.-14-4 ts. NOTICE OF THE ISSUANCE OF AN ATTACHMENT In the District Court of the First Ju dicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for Shoshone County. Rossi Insurance & Investment Com pany, a corporation, plaintiff, vs. Murray Hill Mining Company, a corporation, defendant. State of Idaho, County of Shoshone, ss. Notice is hereby given, that on the 21st day of October, A. D. 1918, at tachment issued in the above entitled action against the property of the named Murray Hill Mining Company, a corporation, for the sum of Seven Hundred Twenty and 00-100 ($720.00) Dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of 7 per cent per annum from the 6th day of November, 1917, together with costs of this action. Witness my hand and seal of said District Court affixed this 21st day of October, A. D. 1918. above J. C. GLAHE, f District Court. Clerk By G. A. Mortimer, Deputy. (Seal) SUMMONS. In the District Court of the First Ju dicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for Shoshone County. Alexander B. Livingston, plaintiff, vs. Rose T. Livingston, defendant. The State of Idaho Sends Greeting to Rose T. Livingston, the Above Nam ed Defendant; You are hereby notified that a com plaint has been filed against you in the District Court of the First Judi cial District of the State of Idaho, in and for the County of Shoshone, by the above named plaintiff, on the grounds of willful desertion for one whole year preceding the commence ment of this action. And you are hereby directed to ap pear! and answer the said complaint within twenty days of the service of this summons if served within said Judicial District, and within forty day's if served elsewhere; and you are further notified that unless you so appear and answer said complaint within the time herein specified, the plaintiff will take Judgment against you as prayed, in said complaint. Witness my hand and the seal of said District Court this 20th day of September, A. D. 1918. J. C. GLAHE, Clerk. By MARY ERB, Deputy Clerk. (Seal) S. S. GUNDLACH, Wallace, Idaho, Attorney for Plaintiff. S26-031-61 NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT. Office of the Rainbow Mining & Mill ing Company, Limited, 745 Peyton Washington, Building, Spokane, August 27, 1918. Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the board of directors of the Rainbow Mining & Milling Com pany, Limited, held on the 27th day of August, 1918, an assessment of two (2) mills per share was levied upon the outstanding capital stock of the corporation, payable to R. P. Wood worth, secretary and treasurer, at the office of the company, at 745 Peyton Building, Spokane, Washington, on or before the 14th day of October, A. D. 1918. Any stock upon which this assess ment remains unpaid on the 14th day of October, 1918, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auc tion, and unless payment Is made before, will be sold on Friday, the 22nd day of November, 1918, at 1:15 p. m. at the office of Therrett Towles in the Gyde-Taylor building, Wallace, Idaho, to pay the assessment thereon, together with the costs of advertising and expenses of sale. R. P. WOODWORTH, Secretary-Treasurer of the Rainbow Mining & Milling Company, Limlt Spokane, S5-O10-6t ed; 745 Peyton Building, Washington. NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT. Mining Idaho, October Office of the Old Veteran Company, Wlallace, 7, 1918. Notice is hereby given that at a regular meeting of the board of di rectors of the above named corpora tion held on the 7th day of October, 1918, an assessment of one (1) mill per share was levied upon the capital stock of said corporation subject thereto, payable on or before the 16th day of November, 1918, to L. L. Bralnard, secretary-treasurer of the company, at Wallace, Idaho. Any stock upon which this assess ment remains unpaid on the 16th day of November, 1918, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auc tion, and unless payment Is made be fore, will be sold on the 2nd day of December, 1918, to pay the delinquent assessment thereon, together with the costs of advertising and expenses of sale. L. L. BRAINARD, Secretary-Treasurer. 017-N14-5t Gold and Silver Production, 1917 The corrected and revised statement of gold and silver production in the United States in the calendar year 1917, prepared jointly by the bu reau of the mint and the geological survey, has just been issued and shows that the preliminary estimates made in January were too high. GOLD AND SILVER PRODUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES. (Gold, Value: Silver, Fine Ounces) Silver Gold 1916 Alabama . ... Alaska . Arizona . . . California . . Colorado . . . Georgia .... Idaho . Illinois. Maryland . .. Michigan . . Missouri . . .. Montana . . . Nevada .... New Hampshire .. New Mexico . North Carolina ... Oklahoma . Oregon . South Carolina ... South Dakota . Tennessee . Texas . Utah . Vermont . Virginia . Washington. Wyoming . . $ . 16,124,800 . 4,092,800 . 21,980,400 . 19,185,000 . 20,400 . 1.058,300 7,400 _ 4,328,400 _ 9,064,700 . 1,350,000 23,000 .,901,500 300 7,471,700 ,700 500 3,859,000 300 500 580,600 20,200 Continental U. S.... $91,075,500 Philippines . . Porto Rico .... . 1,514,200 600 .$92,590,300 Total . . s, or $8,3,740,700 in value, or less Tile output of silver was 71,740,362 The revised figures give the total ounce 000 . ounces less than the preliminary GOVERNMENT NEEDS METAL— APPLY TO LOCAL EXPLO In order to buy, sell or use platinum, iridium or palladium it is now neees nary to make application to the local explosive agent for a license, accord itig to notice recently issued by Edgar S. Elder, explosive agent for the state of Idaho, whose headquarters are at St. Maries. no authority to issue the license, but will simply take the application and forward it to the war industries board with his recommendation. Tills order is based on the fact that these are war minerals and the necessity of regulating the use and sale of them in order that the government may se cure a sufficient quantity for war use. Production and Value. In his report to the bureau of mines, Hennen Jennings, chairman of the platinum regulation committee, has this to say of the metals: "For the year 1913 the world's pro duction of crude platinum has been given at about 313,000 ounces troy, while for 1917 only 83,000 ounces; thus at present there is obtained from all the mines only 26V4 per cent of the pre-war output. In 1913 Russia was credited with 95 per cent of the total and In 1917 only 60 per cent. "Iridium Is associated with platinum and the supply of this metal is for the most part obtained from the platinum deposits of Russia. Platinum was dis covered In Columbia, South America, in 1735. In 1810 It commanded only from 30 to 40 cents an ounce. It was found in Russia in 1819. In 1828 it had a value of about $7 an ounce. The fluctuation in values of platinum and iridium from 1901 to 1914 Is most no ticeable, the price per troy ounce of platinum varying from $14 to $36. Since 1914 platinum and its allied met als have varied In price as follows: F'or 1914, platinum $45, Iridium $65, and palladium $44; 1915, platinum $55, Iridium $83, and palladium $67; 1917, platinum $103, Iridium $150, and pal ladium $110; 1918, platinum $105, Iri dium $175, and palladium $135, the government fixed prices. "Next to Russia, Columbia pro duces the largest amount of platinum and presents the most promise of larger future outputs under stimulus of higher prices. Platinum in this country is found in many places but in small quantity, being less than 1 per cent of the whole world's pro duction, but with the present high rate and price its discovery and pro duction In this country may be some what increased. SIVE AGENT. The licensing agent has Compared With Gold. "As an ornament, the lustre and col or of platinum is inferior to gold, but more than its equal in indestructibil ity. It is superior to gold in its infusi bility and more useful for industrial purposes. Its electrical usefulness is also far greater than gold. It Is a mis fortune, therefore, that with only a limited and waning supply of platin um found In the placer deposits, it has ever become fashionable as an or nament, and Its use as such Should be discouraged in all reasonable ways. These regulations and requisition or ders submitted, prevent further man ufacture of platinum for all ornament al and non-essential purposes during the duration of the war. however, intended to now prevent the sale of platinum jewelry already man ufactured. It is believed that In case It is not, Silver — 1917 1917 1916 2,200 14.671.400 5,180,600 20.929.400 15,974,500 6,500 754.800 I 1,207,164 6,962,257 2,107,107 7,291,495 1,266,317 6,680,252 1,936,910 7,551,761 11,402,542 7,116 11,570,399 5,782 538 153 684,225 63,344 14,555,034 11,217,654 759,068 128,860 14,046,054 13,682,067 300 3,673,200 6,932,500 935 1,535,807 1,085,400 10,800 1,729,917 590 1,738 606 172,152 221,887 1,687,300 1,700 7,372,900 5,500 190,382 106,975 587,945 13,360,905 210,100 93,837 664,319 13,545,802 1,964 100 3,522,100 403 100 4,500 266,112 3,400 508 1,300 488,200 3,700 294,516 3,407 71,727,647 12,715 74,397,159 17,643 $82,304,500 1,446,100 Bill 71,740,362 74,4 1 4,802 $83,750,700 at 4,051,440 than the January estimate by $705, ounces line, which is 2,504,128 production of gold in 1917 ligures. of great need the women of the coun try will lie willing to give up their palladium ornaments for the benefit of their country." MINING AND THE TARIFF. Piotection Needed to Encourage Min eral Production. (Denver Mining Record) Colorado and the west have learned several Important facts as a result of the world war. Lessened shipping fa cilities and the resultant decrease in imports of necessary war minerals | lttve called the attention of the nation to the undeveloped condition of tho great deposits of these minerals in the Rocky mountain country. It has also called the attention of the mining fra ternity to the fact that the so-called protective tariff has protected the easern manufacturer but has not pro tected the producer of tungsten, man ganese, molybdenum and metals of this class used particularly in the steel plants of the east. What con gress has failed to do for the western mining man is now being accomplish ed by the war. The import of these necessary metals has been cut off more completely by the war than could he accomplished by a tariff on these imports, and as a result the mine operators of the west supply the shortage. The president has signed the $50, 000,000 appropriation known as the war minerals bill to stimulate the pro duction of these and a score of other minerals. Now if congress will place an import tariff duty on the minerals named, so that the western miner will be protected against the cheap labor of the Latin-American countries that have been exporting these minerals into the United States, the west will be able to place the production of these minerals on a permanent basis and the nation will be able to get its supplies at home. The United States needs the equiv alent of 800,000 tons of manganese ore containing 50 per cent manganese, for use during the present year. Much of this great volume of ore has been Imported in the past years from Bra zil. Notwithstanding the fact that there are immense deposits of man ganese ore in the Rocky mountain country, there was mined in the en tire United States In 1917 only 114, 216 tons of this valuable mineral of 40 per cent content. If the steel In terests will stand back and allow the United States to put a fair tariff on importations of manganese and other ores necessary to perfect their output, the west will continue the greatly in creased output of these which will result from the war miner als bill. minerals NO TIME FOR SHOT GUN. An Incident of Early Day Poker Game on the Comstock. On one occasion a "sport" of hercu lean frame, and wearing a huge black beard that gave him a most ferocious appearance, cheated a miner out of $400 or $500 in a game of draw poker, reminisced Dan de Quille in "The Big Bonanza." The miner saw the cheat and left the place wearing an ugly look. Some of those present who knew him told the big sport that he had better leave, as his man had gone off to "heel himself," and there would soon be trouble. "Why, gentlemen," said he, "you don't know me—you don't know who I am! I am the Wild Boar of Tehama! The click of a six shooter is music to my ear, and a bowie knife is my looking glass—." Here he happened to look toward the door, and saw the miner entering with a shot gun, and concluded "—but a shot gun lets me out," and he went through the window behind him head first.—Engineering and Mining Jour nal,