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THE LOST SPRINGER MINE. and city, town In nearly every hamlet there is an old house or cab- j in around which clusters a romance, which If brought to light, tills us with j This is es- 1 wonder, sometimes awe. pecially so with old mining camps. The city of Beer Bodge is uo excep toeing one of the the territory, not, tlon to the rule. of early towns strictly speaking, a mining camp, yet enough to the mines to toe the near home of many hardy prospectors, says the Anaconda Standard. part of the Here, in the western town, stands an old tumbledown cab in, which, in the '60s was the home of one of these hardy pioneer pros pectors who seemed bent on attend ing to his own business, apparently desirous of avoiding the society of all, living a recluse life, Quietly attending to his own affairs, never entering saloon, where congregates the miner, cowboy and others to prospector, while away their idle hours. wont to be Many comments were made by these men, when congregat ed in a saloon, drinking a social glass or filling a place at the card table, about this shy, close-mouthed No one seemed to know how re eluse. he lived, for food and raiment cost money those days; and no one ever saw him at work; yet he, at stated Intervals, presented a bug of gold dust at the bank in the town and re ceived coin of the realm in exchange therefor. No one seemed to know anything about him, except that his name was -Springer, and that lie arose early euch morning and with shovel and canvas bag, left town, pursuing un easterly direction to the mountains, and in the evening or early returned with ttie bag partially lllled with what seemed to toe some heavy substance. Sometimes, late In the night, per sons passing by Ills cabin would hear a cliekety-cllck sound, emanating front within the cabin, like the break ing of rock with a hammer, but no one had the courage to ask him the cause of the noise. Thus the time passed, until It was noticed that Mr. S. was not seen wending his way in the early morning to the east, as was his custom, the saloon the matter was discussed, and It was concluded that must toe sick, ready and willing to lend a helping hand to the needy 'than these hardy miners and cowboys saloons, mostly oilier place of amusement than the saloon ln the average town. It was determined to appoint some one to visit Mr. S. the next morning and see what was wrong, and to report to the company what might be his needs. I was chosen as such committee, and next morning I called at Mr. S.'s cabin and knocked for admittance. "Come in," was the response. On en tering It was found that Mr. S. really sick, hunk, -but cheerful and apparently glad to have some one come ln and see him. "I came as a committee appointed by the boys, to see how you were fix - We had not seen you for a few days and feared that you were sick, and 1 was to come in this morning and inquire whether you needed an> help or not. for if you were sick, says the -boys, he surely needs help, and wo do not propose to stand Idly and see a fellow man suffer without our at least trying to help him. I, of course, do not wish to pry Into your business or anything like that, but if you need help 1 am here to do what 1 can for you." "Thank you very kindly for your Interest in ine. 1 know that I have not been very sociable with the boys since I have been here in Deer Lodge, but 1 have an object ln my reticence, and hope that the boys have taken no offense a%my peculiar ways, for I as sure you that no offense was by me Intended. 1 have a loving and noble wife and a charming daughter in the east, the daughter now nearly grown. I -broke their hearts by my drinking and reckless life, squandering a for tune and bringing down to povert> and degradation not only myself, but my wife and daughter as well, could not, when I fully sobered up, bear to see the wreck and ruin that I had wrought by my folly, so con cluded to leave home, or what we called home, a miserable travesty of a home, and come to Montana and If possible make a fortune and return to my family and once more place them ln the social and financial posi tion from which I had so recklessly a night At Mr. S. Now, no one is more who frequent because there is no was unable to rise from his ed. by 1 dragged them. "I first stopped here In Deer Lodge, erected this cabin and then went to gold. Everybody prospecting for seemed to think that gold could be found only ln placers, but I thought differently. 1 thought that gold could be found in ledges in the mountains above the placers, and started out with this idea in my mind. the mountains, up above the rich I tolled ever placers, which were all being work ed, and after careful search for many days I struck a ledge, from which 1 have been taking here to my cabin and pounding It up in a hand mortar and washing out the gold. I now have quite a nest egg and had it not been for this sickness be able to quit the mountains and return to my family with money to make their lives happy Now I fear that 1 shall be able to see them again, for ore, carrying it I would soon once more. never my heart thumps so hard when I ex ert myself, that I doubt very much that-I shall ever get well again." We will care for "Oh, nonsense! and have you out and as well m you i 'you ever were In a few days." "I hope so. But how is it that you | come to see me when 1 have been so exclusive and never mingle with the boys?" "That's all right; a man has a right to live as he pleases, as long as he does not interfere with anybody's else business, and you never molest ed any one." "Well, 11 am grateful that you havejy° not turned against me, but I knew my fallings and dared not trust my self in company, for if I did, I knew that I would fall and never be able to ' see my wife and daughter again. "Since you have taken such an in terest In me, i will show you that I am not wholly ungrateful. 1 believe that 1 can put you and your friend, | Mr. B„ Into possessln of a secret that will make you r ichund no one toe the j poorer thereby. Please lift the lid of that box in the corner and look at of , quartz about the size of a man's list, litprally tilled with gold. what It contains.'' "Mercy on us, man! you get this?" taking up a piece Where did j I took it "Why, that is my secret. out of a ledge I found In the moun tains." 'T do not know how much there is, but the vein is four feel wide and "Is there much of this kind of ore In the ledge?" 1 have not sunk on it more than six or seven feet. The vein is Just as wide and just oh ricli at the bottom of the shaft as it was where I took out that rock." "W|iy, man alive, this is worth at pounded out, in a hand mortar, about *2000 worth from What 1 have carried down here in « least $10,000 to the ton." "Yes, I have canvas sack within the past month. "Where is the mine?" "That Is known only to me. I have I kept it secret for the renson that wanted to take out enough with which to retrieve my fortune and again place my family ln easy circum stances." "How much will you take for a half know you and Mr. B. very well and 1 know that you are both honorable men, and I will make this proposition to you. If you and Mr. B„ when I get well enough to work, If that time ever comes again, will accompany me interest Iri the mine?'' "It is not for sale, but I 1 will show- you the prospect, and if I will soon be able to be out again." you will stand by me nad help I have with the work, will give you a one half interest in the prospect. from the day I first met you and Mr. B. felt a kindly Interest In you and! believe that you would stand by at all hazards, if necessary, and knowing that I can not, now under REPORT OF TREASURER, CITY OF WALLACE, FOR THE PERIOD END ING SEPTEMBER 30, 1918. May 2. 1918, balance on hand Total receipts. $ 6,840.27 .23,833.14 30,673.41 2-3,032.07 Total disbursements Balance.. Source of receipts: D. H. DeLong, clerk . Shoshone county . Street obstruction . Paving assessments . . . . .. Sale of bonds, local improvement Dist. No. 6.... Wallace library. Janitor service . Sale Of hay. Bale of garbage cans . Total. Receipts from city clerk in detail: City licenses. * Fines, police court .. Forfeiture police court .. Costs, police court. Garbage collect ions. Employment office . .. . Impounding stock. Rent, city park. Refund insurance premium. Sale of chemicals. Sale of cribbing. Refund sidewalk repairs. Total . . . .. Detail of receipts from Shoshone countv: County licenses . Road taxes. General taxes . Delinquent paving assessments. Total. Apportionment of receipts: General fund. School fund. Interest fund. Library fund. Garbage fund. Local Improvement District No. 1. Local Improvement District No. 2. Local Improvement District No. 3. Local Improvement District No. 4. Lpcat Improvement District No. 6. Local Improvement District No. 7. Local Improvement District No. 8. Total. Disbursements: General fund warrants. Garbage fund warrants . . ... Wallace public library . Local Improvement District No. 1 Interest Coupons Local Improvement District No. 2 bonds . Local Improvement District No. 2 Interest Coupon . Municipal sewer bonds (sinking fund) . Municipal sewer bonds Interest coupons Local Improvement District No. 6 . Total disbursements. Condition of funds: General fund. School fund. Sinking fund. Interest fund. Library fund. Garbage fund. Local Improvement District No. 1 . Local Improvement District No. 2. Local Improvement District No. 3. Local Improvement District No. 4 . Local Improvement District No. 5. Local Improvement District No. 6. Local Improvement District No. 7. Local Improvement District No. 8. Net Total. $ 7,641.34 .$3,657.82 ...... 8,257.45 . 12.50 . 6,(876.76 . 5,188.61 . 360.0(1 . 275.00 5.00 $23,833.14 $ 303.00 663.90 93.00 192.00 1,953.47 11.72 50.50 75.00 .50 1.70 290.70 32.30 $3,657.82 $ 110.00 264.84 7,758.40 124.21 $ 8,257.45 $9,594.73 378.45 129.22 387.69 1,953.47 121.51 767.11 624.21 152.59 2,187.29 . . . 2,197.29 ... 1.776.72 $23,833.14 $9,822.50 1,556.77 393.67 42.00 425.32 229.31 1 , 000.00 275.00 9,287.50 $23,032.07 ..., .$ 169.08 . 662.20 . 60.50 (OveMrawn) 143.84 8,81 873.30 20.73 164.32 . 425.32 . 1,061.29 ... (Overdrawn) 44.65 (.... 461.73 . 2,187.29 . 1,776.72 (Overdrawn) * 7,641.34 Respectfully submitted. C. A KEATING. City Treasurer. I - ,t „5 . i my present disabilities. develop the' mine alone. I have watched you is closely and have come to the conclu- | elon that 1 want you for partners 1 realize that 1 can do no more hard work. 1 am sure that with you and Mr. B. as partners, we could work the mine to good advantage and ell get rich, provided the ore holds out good as It gives j promise of doing. ' "Surely we will be grateful to you for the chance you offer us. and will be glad to accept it, with the assur that we will toe no detriment to a h ance u < tor we will do our toest to devel 'up the mine and assist you in every way in our power. But now what do j you need to make you comfortable? : Shall I call a doctor?" for a Heart Only rest do any good, "No. It is not necessary, doctor could do me no good. disease can not toe cured, and ease of mind can ond as I now feel assured that you and Mr. B. will help me to develop the mine, thus enabling me to the sooner Join my family, I am sure that After preparing and cooking an appetizing breakfast, of which Mr. S. partook with a keen relish, the con versatlon on the all-absorbing theme, the rich find, was resumed and plans were discussed relative to the man ner i n which operations should be It was agreed that no [au-rled on. one, outside of the three, should be to Id anything about the mine, and ijust as soon as Mr. S. should be able. t ]ie three should go up to the mine and that the claim should then be lo staked and recorded as secret jy as possible to avoid the rush of prospectors to the locality of such a r |ch find, Milking things comfortable for Mr. g an( | placing things where he could 'reach what he wanted without rising f rom his bunk, I took my departure t o hunt up Mr. B.. whom I soon found ciml, taking him to a secluded spot, opened the conversation by saying: "Mr. S. is sick with an attack of heart trouble, tout I left him much better than he was when I first called on him." "j s be poor and in need of financial help?" "Well—-hardly. See here; look at t hi 8 piece of rock and tell me wha: you think of it." Pulling out of my' pocket and handing to Mr. B. a spec i men i bad selected from the bunch o( ore Mr. S. had In his cabin, "Holy smoke! Where did you get n?" "What do you think of it?" "Why, it beats anything else that j eV er saw in the form of gold ore. It at least, $10,000 to must too worth. on]the ton. Where did you get it?" "Now. easy, my friend. Do not tell anybody about it. for it would create nn excitement H hould toe found mejfrcm, that would depopulate the town in the town, If it out where it came |n 24 hours or less." "But I want to know where you tliis specimen and whether there the place from got more which It came, for If 1 cou n mine of that kind of ore " uU ' consider my fortune made. ■'You may he able to get an Inter in the prospect from which this by carefully observing like it in est what 1 came In caring for nay and ansisting me He Is the possessor of the Mr. 8. secret of where this ore came from and wants you and 1 for partners to and develop the prospect. "He says that he has already taken out, carried to his cabin, pounded out washed out open up ln " mor *)!" . tll „. ,h e about *2000 w orth of gold <:ha<: the ledge is lorn ee >«■ not sunk over six or seven feet on the vein. and He wants you and I as to will agree partners and if we l;e«p the matter secret, he will, Just as soon as he gets able to toe out, take to the place and show us what he not tell us has found. He would where it Is, tout that when he recovers enough to be out again he will lead us to the spot and then we can judge for ourselves whether he lias made any misstatement about it or not." "Do you think he is very sick?" •Yes. He is certainly suffering greatly from heart trouble and be able to do any more me very may never hard work, but with care I believe that we can have him up and out must be again In ft few days. We very attentive to him and do all we can for his recovery." 1 would suggest that turns waiting upon will never toe left "All' right, you and I take him, so that he alone and to the end, that his covery be as speedy as possible, for I want to see the mine." With careful nursing and attention Mr. S. in about 10 days was able to be around again, apparently able to dertake the Journey to the mine. made for an re or Arrangements were early start on the morrow, we taking such things as Mr. S. thought would for the two or three be necessary days' stay which we thought neces thoroughly investigate the sury to mine and its surroundings. About daylight we pulled out, go ing up Cottonwood creek to near the foot hills, then deflecting to the north, following up Bag's creek, but, -being quite heavily loaded with baggage, made slow headway. We tolled on until about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when Mr. S. suggested that we had better go into camp for the night, as were yet a little distance from the mine and where we were was an ideal camping place. After starting a fire we we and settling the camp, Mr. S. took up his rifle, re marking that we had no fresh meat and that he knew where to get saying that he would soon be He started off up the moun a hack. tain. We waited until nearly dark, but he getting uneasy out to find came not back, and about him, we started him, hallooing and firing our guns as purpose, we a signal. All to no found him not and returned to camp disturbed and anxious. After passing a sleepless night, we started out again at the first peep of day on the hunt for the missing man, separating more fully cover ground. Soon 1 heard a shot, whjch was the the signal that our man was 1 hastened to the spot, saw found. Mr. B. standing motionless, gazing in ti im. 1 tently at something before and casting my eyes in the B. There, came up 'direction indicated by Mr. I not 10 yards away, kneeling on knee with rifle raised. Just as though his a deer, was i he was going to shoot ;Mr. S. stone dead. Miner's Wages in China. The principal lead mine in China is the Shuikoushan in Hunan, owned by the provincial government, according to Commerce Reports. The official of this mine records of the output period of 20 years show that it over a produced 50,000 tons of lead and 126, 000 tons of zinc concentrates. It ern ployes 5000 laborers, who receive from 12 to 30 cents (Mexican silver) per The Kungshan mine in Tung Is the only -other mine in operation Jn day. chwan, Yunnan, iarge lead China. Nothing but n surgical operation will bring out the best there is ip some men. NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE. -By virtue of an execution in my hands, issued out of the District Court of the First Judicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for the County of Shoshone, in the suit of of B. C. Redhead, against Dreadnanght Mining company, a corporation, duly attested the 3rd day of January, A. D., 1919, I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the said Dreadnought Mining company, in and to the follow ing described property, situated in Sho shone County. Idaho, viz: The "Lucky Fraction" lode mining claim (unpatented), located toy W. J. J. Smith, October 23rd 1916. recorded December 2nd, 1916, records of Sho shone county, State of Idaho. Notice of location of which is recorded in Book 16 of "Quartz Locations" on page 601 thereof, records of Shoshone County Idaho, and therein more particularly described. (Notice is hereby given, that on Mon day, the 24tli day of February, A. D. 1919. at 10 o'clock a.m., of said day, at the Bank street entrance to the County Court House, in the City of Wallace. Shoshone County, State of Ida ha I will sell all the right, title and interest of tiie said Dreadnanght Mining company, defendant, of, in and to the said above described property, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash in law ful money of the United States, to satisfy said execution and all costs. The amount of the judgment in said action is $1490.30. Given under my hand, this 20th day of January, A? D.. 1919. JEPTHA H. SCOTT. Sheriff. By JOHN DOLAN. Deputy Sheriff. Jan. 23 to Feb. 20-5 ts. * THE UNITED • STORES-CO. groceries-^ St WALLACE MULLAN burke PECIAL A TTENTION is div fin to Miners' and Pro sp ec tors' patrona ge. s We Know We Can Save You Money-Give U» a Trial Office of the Western Union Mining Company, 1210 Old National Bank «*—» w " h - J "' w ed stock on account of an assessment of five ( 5 ) mills per share levied on the third day of September, 1918, the several amounts set opposite the names of tire respective shareholders as fol lows, to-wit; Cert No Name No. Shares Amt. SSn K etna .:I 1 ?!! moo $1 6o:oo Austin', j. f. ::::::: |> woo 2 5.oo Austin' J F.-1228 5000 25.00 Austn J F. 1249 2500 12.50 Beck, Eliza 121 £ ^.75 Beck, Eliza . 185 165 Binbander, H. T. .. . 136 2050 1®'^"! Bimbander, H. T. ... 874 610 2 ®j> Bjorklund, Win. .. 737 38600 193-00 Bowers, H. L. .'- 278 -a0 L-» Bowers, H. L. 625 to -"' Brown, Capt. Wm. H. 416 4i47 23.73 Brown, Capt. Wm. H. 904 141a i'?? Carlson, Gust .1120 69a Clerf, Frank .1135 323a 16-2|> Collman, G. A. 543 23a 1.17 Collman, G. A. 683 (0 •">> Cossalman, Jas. W. 364 118 .50 Cossalman, Jas. W. 867 35 .18 Cossalman, . Joseph N.363 118 '° Cossalman. ia Joseph N. 866 3a Cossalman, Mary R. 362 940 .4.70 Cossalman. Mary R. 865 280 1.40 Cossalman, W. W. . 361 .1331 6.65 Cossalman, W. W. . 864 395 1.97 Croft, Capt. Chas. A. 694 610 3.05 Danielson, J. D. 564 2500 12.50 Danielson, J. D. ... 990 970 4.85 Deeds, J. VV. 391 Deeds, J. W. Doane, W. H Doane, W. H. 899 Duncan, C. A. . Duncan, C. A. . Duncan, C. A. . Duncan, C. A. . Eng, Mrs. Fina .... Eng, Mrs. Fina ....1032 French, E P. French, Caroline E. 293 Gilman, Isabelle A. 970 Griffith, R. P.230 Griffith, R. P. Hendricks, Miss Mary........ 177 Hendricks, Miss Mary . 77 ! Hills, Adelia . 17 Hills. Adelia . 892 Holm, Win. Johnson, Ed Krieninger, John C. 133 Krienlnger, John C. 923 Lindsay, Isabelle Lindsay, Isabelle .. 885 Logue, Sherman L. 286 Logue, Sherman L. 973 Logue. Mrs. notice to delinquent stock holders,. 4.85 970 330 1.65 750 225 1.13 1000 5.00 1000 5.00 1000 5.00 1845 9.22 6250 31.25 2432 12.16 2507 12.53 3.75 401 1253 .1254 1255 ... .1256 76 291 3.05 611 610 3.05 250 1.25 75 .38 1039 6.05 1210 : j 1.78 3! o .25 10 .08 15 47287 236.44 500 2.50 C-: 1274 1.37 275 .42 85 2.50 14? 500 .75 150 3.52 1.05 705 210 HOWES & KING GROCERS The Store That Has Stood the TEST OF TIME. Established in 1886. Fresh Stock Full Weight Prompt Delivery Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Season. T 606 Bank St. Phone: 194 When you buy ••• Sunset Bud Your money stays at home 1 The product is second to none 12.93 2585 287 (Sherman L. I.ogue, Mrs. Sherman L. . Long, Lee - Long, Lee .. ,Long. Lee .... i5S£Ta>38'!r. »S |SSR fej* •,, Munson, W. K. ... L Munson, W. K. ... 668 PatcheU, T. T. • • • ^ (>. ' . 932 ^ ^ Pense . 474 E. K. Pense . 941 |Reynolds, C. E. goag * rs j - A • ■■ • w* jSoash Mrs. A. J. 1099 Stamatoes.John ..1308 Taylor Chao. A. .. 231 Tormey, Miss Hazel 1152 Tucker, E. B.241 Tucker, E. B.079 Tanks, Mark S. Thodo .. .. Vernon, Mrs. Bessie 999 Welch, Martin - 435 Welch, Martin .. 'Welch, Martin' . Welch, Patrick Jr. 1147 An(J in accordance with many shares of each parcel of stock as . may | je necessary will be sold on 15th j ay 0 f February, 1919, at the Court House, Wallace, Idaho, at 3:00 o'clock -p. m. of said day to pay the delinquent assessment thereon, | ^ e jj, er with the cost of advertising and expenses of sale. B EN L. COLLINS, Secretary-Treasurer of the Western Union Mining Company, 1210 Old National Bank Building, Spokane, Washington. j.i6-toF-13-5ts 3.85 770 974 55.50 199 11100 1.25 250 . 370 21.48 4295 837 3.05 610 3.05 610 12.20 2440 SB' 1.52 306 817 1.25 250 75 6.10 1220 46.91 13.97 9383 2705 500 2.60 .75 150 .60 120 50.00 12.50 100.00 36.62 10000 2500 20000 7325 5.00 1000 1.50 300 1.00 200 1.32 263 ,4C 80 6.10 1220 2.82 564 .85 170 1.00 200 1328 7.62 1525 5000 25.00 7.4b . 1111 1490 ...1148 12608 63.04 2.04 408 law, so to Subscribe to The Wallace Miner and teep posted on mining. Accounting Specializing Mines and Prospects, Assessments collected, etc. John F. Ferguson Phone 88 Wallace, Idaho Shoshone Bldg. IMTY TRANSFER & STORAGE Mine Contract Hauling Solicited PHONES 241 Wallace 623 Cedar St.