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THE WALLACE MINER 1 Metal Quotations WILL FIND MINING NEW8 AND COMPANY NOTICE8 OF INTEREST TO THEM IN THE WALLACE MINER Lead, $5.25 Spelter, $6.50. Copper, $19@23. Silver, $1.01 •/,. % NO. 52. VOL. XII. WALLACE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6. 1919. FIVE CENTS A COPY TO MEET AT BOISE Consider Many Mat ters of Impor tance HECLA FIRST AID TEAM Views of Mining Operations, Addresses on Interesting Mining Subjects NU'SUAL preparations are be ing made for the sixth annual meeting of the'Idaho Mining association, which will be held in Boise on February 11 and 12. This organization has been in existence over six years and ihas proved of great benefit In educating the people upon the Importance of the mining industry of the state and in shaping legislation, both state and national with the view to protecting the duatry and encouraging the develop ment of mineral resources, bet-ship embraces every county in the state and is not limited to those di rectly engaged In mining. The bene fits of mining are so liar reaching in their effect that an association de signed to foster the industry deserves the active cooperation and support of the people without regard to' the line of business in which they are engag ed. The merchant, the farmer, the stock grower, the lumberman, the truck farmer and the fruit grower, al though living far removed from the miming deeply interested in the development of the mineral wealth of the state, for the mines are the best market for their products end the dejjjefhd con tinues at all seasons of the year. The association will assemble in the Boise Commercial club at 10 o'clock on the 11th. An address of welcome will be delivered by Governor Davis and the freedom of the city will be extended the visitors by Mayor H^ys. Response to these addresses will be made by Stanly A. Easton, president of the association. Excellent Program Prepared. • The program that has been prepar ed for the coming meeting will be of exceptional interest, and will include the discussion in a practical way of questions designed to advance the mining interests of the state and .hence of interest to all the people of the state. The formal addresses will U in Its mem districts, are nevertheless be on subjects t-hait* pertain to the mining ensources of Idaho, and will give a comprehensive view not alone of what -has been accomplished in the way of their development, but will give an enlarged vision o t the ffoasi bilities of the future if the industry has the benefit of liberal laws and the friendly support of the people of the state. Robert N. Bell, state mine inspect or, who has explored every gulch and scaled every peak in -the state that pans a color or shows a mineral out crop, and who is equally familiar with the vast underground workings of producing mines and the tunnel or shaft of the prospector, will speak on "Mine Inspection in Idaho." Speakers From School of Mine*. Dr. E. H. Lindley, president of the University of Idaho, will speak on "Human Engineering." Although a comparatively recent arrival -In Tdaho, Dr. Lindley has shown a wonderful grasp of -the natural resources of the state and the Important -part to be taken -by the state university in their development. His facility as a public speaker will be at Its best In the dis cussion of this subject. "Cooperative Plan of the Federal Government and the University of Idaho for the Training of Practical Miners," will be the subject of an ad dress by Francis A. Thomson, dean of t-he Idaho school of mines. Under the direction of Prof. Thomson this sys tem of training Is now -being introduc ed In the 'Coeur d'Alene district. Al though successfully applied in many other industries, this Is the first time vocational training has been attempt ed in mining and the address on this subject will prove of unusual interest. D. C. Livingston, professor of geol ogy in t-he Idaho school of mines, will speak on the "-The Physiography of Prof. Livingston, as -the rep Idaho. resentative of -the federal bureau of mines, visited the various mining sec tions of the state last year in quest of rare minerals for which there was a His address will be II war demand, lust rated by numerous slides made from pho.togra.ph-s -taken by -himself, which include views taken In -the most remote sections of the state. First Aid Demonstration. The extent to 'which "safety first" has been adopted My the large mining (Continued on past 8) Annual Labor Law at State Meeting At the meeting of Mining association resolution should be adopted fa voring the suspension the Idaho next week a of annual assessment work on mining claims Provided in the resolution that has already The senate resolution has been ferred to the committee on mines and mining of the house, and the chairman of that committee is known to be antagonistic to .t^ passed tile senate. re as the measure, it is not likely wili be reported to the house for action unless strong brought by the mining interests of the west. that it pressure is The suspension of as sessment work at this time Is es pecially desired for the relief of the individual claim, small owner and development Practically all of these have sus eo in puny. pended work on their properties long ago on account of prohibit ive costs for labor and supplies. These adverse conditions still ex ist and will probably continue in definitely, making a resumption of the usual development operations impossible. Under these circum stances the requirement of annu al labor on mining claims will im pose an unnecessary burden and will result in no compensating benefit. It is not true -that tlie suspension of assessment work is in the interest of the large oper ating mining companies. They would of course share the benefit to the extent of tlie unpatented claims held by them, but the hold- y Ings of such comixinies are gen erally patented and they are not therefore greatly concerned re garding the matter. The proposed relief is for the benefit of the ■prospector, the miner, the small development company, all of whom have been forced to suspend work on their properties on account of high costs and who should not be required to resume merely trt the extent of doing assessment work which will accomplish no material benefits. ON LITTLE NORTH FORK HAMBURG-AMERICAN HAS COM MERCIAL COPPER—DEVEL OPING RAINBOW. Sidney L. Shonts, mining engineer of -this city, returned the -first of the week from the property of the Ham burg-American Mining company, on the Little North Fork, a trip that in volved walking about 15 miles from the mouth of the stream over what was once a wagon rood, but which is now largely lost to view by the ac cumulation of drift wood and debris deposited by tlie high water over a year ago. The Hamburg-Amerioan is situated on Lieberg creek, a trlbutary of -the Little North Fork, and is owned largely by Kellogg people. The main opening on the property is a tunnel 950 feet in length which has develop ed a very promising vein , carrying copper and some lead. The last 100 feet run -has witnessed a decided im provement and the face of the drift at the time of Mr. Shonts' visit showed a nice shoot of commercial copper ore. Only two men are employed on the property this winter. -William Schae fer -Is president of the Hamburg-Am erican company, John Rock, secretary, W. W. Papesh, treasurer. These with Fred Jacobs, Elmer Brown and Walter Owen constitute t-he -board of direct ors. All of the officers reside in Kel logg. Rainbow. About two miles above -the Ham burg-American is the Rainbow, a lead-zinc property upon which consid erable ore has been exposed and up which work is being prosecuted The work is being done Where the vein was on this winter. under contract. Intersected by the crosscut tunnel the very encouraging ore showing was and drifting has disclosed ore almost continuously, though not sufficient to Work is give it commercial value, being directed to reach a point under the large iron outcrop, where a large body of ore may reasonably be ex pected. George Austin, formerly of this cllty, now residing In Spokane. Is manager of the Rainbow. Other well known and promising inln-g properties on the Little Norm Fork are the Empire Copper, formerly the Ho-rst-Powell, Hand known as spike and Riverside, all of which are Inactive -this winter. Timber Operations. Lake Lumber company on Lieberg creek, where The Rose has a large camp the Hamburg-American, .holds a large body of near the company timber. The Milwaukee Lumber com mas large timber holdings pany also ^ section, but Is not cutting it The Rose Lake company this winter. Republicans of, Shoshone County Will Celebrate Lincoln Day With Banquet EPUBLICAXS R OF Shoshone county will meet at the banquet board on the evening of February 1- to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln, to renew allegiance to the principles for which lie stood, and to bring the members of the'party Into unore Intimate social relations, thus promoting fellowship in tile ranks of the organization, since the republicans of Shoslmne county have been In the buoyant spirits that they are today-, tion have restored the old-time enthusiasm, and they face the future confident of greater victories yet to be won. a time when they could point with such pride to the record of publican achievement and appeal with confidence to the intelligence and patriotism of young men and women to become identified with tlie party of Lincoln, McKinley and Roosevelt, the control of the government is now being staged, and in state and In almost every county republicans coin's birthday and, inspired by the life will gird up their loins for the contest that will restore the country to the control of the party that stands maintained with honor and preparedness for both war and peace. harmony ana good It has been many years Tlie victories in county, state and n-a There has never been C A great battle for every will gather on Lin t' the great emancipator, for peace when i-t can be Banquet Program. Introductory remarks, letters and telegrams Walter H. Hanson, toastmaster •.. Charles A. Keating .Judge R. t/ Morgan . Dr. J. R. Bean . Hugh Toole . Fremont iS. Rowe . Hon. A. L. Stone Lincoln's Gettysburg address . Fruits of Organization . Prescribing in Politics . Party Unity . Distributing the Plums . Abraham Lincoln . Invitations have been sent to Will II. Hays, chairman of the na tional republican committee, to Senator Borah and Representatives Smith and French, to Governor Davis and tlie state. It Is expected that these to others prominent in will respond with cheering messages to the republicans of Shoshone county. The chief address will be by Hon. A. L. -Stone, of Missoula. Mr. many years editor of the Dally Mlssoullan and bolds the position of dean of the school of journalism in the university at Missoula. Stone was for now Montana In lltera wort'liy of the He Is a man of high attainments tore as well as Journalism, and his address will great subject to will oh he is assigned. be Thar banquet will he -served by -the Grotto in -the Shoshone building. ST. JOE ROADS. Commissioners Confer With People of Avery on Question. The county commissioners made an -Hicial visit to the >S-t. Joe section this week for it he purpose of investi gating road matters with the people regarding provements and new construction. A and conferring road 1m meeting was held in Avery at which the situation was discussed, when it was made plain -that -the coinmis to do every of road However, the problem is ratli-' er a difficult one and no definite con-j !elusion^ lias been readied as to what: will be"* done. The people of Avery are posed road to Taft as -they are in the sioriers were disposed thing possible in tlhe way work. not so much interested in the pro construetion of one to St. Maries. The latter would be in Shoshone county for about 30 .miles and its construction would be so costly that it is practically prohibitive at this time. The commissioners realize that that section is entitled to considera tion in the matter of road improve ments, and the question to be solved is where the improvements shall be made. ELDORADO. Crosscut Encounters High Grade Sil ver-Gold Ore. -Contractors who are driving a cross cut on tlie Eldorado recently encoun tered tlie ledge which shows values in silver and gold to the amount of $100 per ton. There Is also some lead. The crosscut is still in the vein and it is probable that more important dlsclos ures will be mPde before the wall is reached. The contract was complet ed soon after cutting tlie vein and new one was let for 100 feet this week, the contractors taking all their pay in stocWif tlie company. The Eldorado is situated on tlie opposite side'of the river from Kellogg, and a short dis tance above the town. Martin Cur ran, of Kellogg, property. ts manager of the John Hamlin, of Wallace, is president of -the Eldorado company, and G. W. Dougherty, of Wallace, Is secretary. St. James. Mrs. Theresa James, of Spokane, president and manager of the James Mining company, was in St. the city this week. The propertyv. of the company is situated on Sunset, join ing the Sunset mine on the east. A compressor was recently installed at the property preparatory to resuming Delay was caused by the This operations, failure of the receiver to arrive. is "now at the depot and arrange ments will soon be made to deliver It at the mine. however, has quite a large number of employed and wifi have much timber for -the spring drive. , Improve Wagon Road. forest service has built a good road from Wolf Lodge to the men wagon divide at the head of the Little North Fork and down the stream for about six or seven miles, but as the natural supply point for the mining compan ies is Kellogg, this road is of little ad The old road following the vantage. creek is now impassable for vehicles account of damage done by high water, leaving the trail from Old Mis sion about the only practical route for the delivery of supplies. on COPPER MINERS. Confer With Secretary of Labor and Company Officials. Following conferences with tlie workers In copper mines of Montana, Utah and Arizona, and also the mine managers, Secretary of Labor Wilson issued the following statement part: in i Hold Friday, Saturday "As a result of the conferences between offl j-c-iivl.s of the department of labor and j delegates representing tlie workers in the copper industry of Montana, Utah, an1 Arizona, tlie men have appointed 3 Permanent joint conference cotn ' mlttee - which is empowered to confer j with the managers of the industry I with a view to establishing a working 'agreement for the delicate period of readjustment on a peace basis. The men today adopted resolutions urg in congress to pass such legislation authorizin government aid, .as well ns to furnish long-term credits to facili tate resumption of our export trade In raw materials, agrieultunrfl pro ducts and manufactured goods, and recommending to Secretaries Baker and Daniels to hold copper stocks they have on hand for -the army and 1 navy. In the opinion of the labor de partment officials, the -most import ant result of the conferences has been to promote a spirit of cooperation be tween owners and the employes in in .dustry. "John D. Ryan, president of the met the reserve laid bis Copper Expo-rt association men and without [cards on the table, revealing to the ! men the critical situation in the in dustry which must result in a coin jplete shutdown of mines and smelters a:unless through mutual assistance of employers and workers business can be tided over the next few months. "The men were equally frank in presenting tlie serious condition of unemployment prevailing in copper districts. Each skle thus has coni -plete appreciation of facts and a' feeling of confidence in the good faith of the other side, believes that if a similar spirit can I be created in every industry, the re adjustment period will he passed through safely." I lie department YUKON GOLD. Company Lets Contract for Clearing Dredging Ground. D. H. Ferry, manager of the dredg ing operations of the Yukon Gold j company on Prichard creek, was in the city the first of the week. Barring a shutdown of nine days, due to the breaking of the main shaft and also tlie spud, the dredge -has been in con tinuous operation during the winter. The coldest weather ever known in the district would not interfere with the work of the dredge. In Alaska all the dredges work when the tempera ture 1s 70 degrees -below zero. The dredge on Prichard creek Is now working back toward Murray. Contracts have just been let to clear 60 acres of dredging ground of timber and convert it into fuel for heating Walter purposes on the dredge. Johnson secured the contract for the upper 30 acres and Granvlll Robinson has the contract for the lower 30. "In reconstructing matters, what shall we do with the weaker sex?" "Which Is It?"- Kansas City Journal. The Bu£ Stays On The People Rule i The voice of the people has been hoard and heeded, that even In these days of bureau cratic and autocratic rule, justice can still be obtained even froi thus proving even f :! government-controlled railroads if the protest Is made strong enough. When it became known lust week that orders had been Issued to take the motor car, called "bug" for short, off the run between Wallace and Enavlltle, the people of Wallace made a vigorous pro test which found expression In resolutions adopted by meeting called a mass for I he purpose. They set forth tiiat the continu anee of this service was vital tlie business interests of the dis trict, that its service parble to that of a street car sys tem In a large city, could not be discontinued score of known that the Coeur d'Alene branch is the most profitable the O.-W. R. & IN. system, said much more that was not bodied in to was corn and that It on the loss because it was of They em the resolutions and would not -look well In The resolutions were wlr which print. wl to the chief in Portland, of whom promptly the order could one replied that not he cancelled. Upon second thought, however, he sent a s|*eclal representative up -hero to Investigate and report. This representative was \V. S. El liot, of Spokane, district freight and passenger agent. Being a practical man, capable of consid ering both sides of a question, he arrived at the conclusion -that the situation was just as had been represented by the people of Wal lace and so reported in effect to Ills superiors. Result, the "bug" is still In service. 'When one Con siders -the small expense In con nection with -this service as com pared to Its value 'to the business Interests of the district, It Is diffi cult to understand why -the rail road management even considered its discontinuance. VALUES IN SILVER, GOLD AND COPPER—SHOWING GOOD IN EAST DRIFT. The crosscut driven near the face of the east drift on tlie 1000-foot level of -the Tarbox proved the width of the ore -to be 32 feet of commercial ore, stated Frank J. Davey upon -Ills turn from the property last Monday evening. An Interesting and signifi cant feature was disclosed in the crosscut next to -the hanging wall, where there Is probably 3 or 4 feet of ore showing practically no lead and re zlnc - but carrying 10 ounces of silver, l®*'®® * n an< * 2 'A f H!r cpn t copper. In the west drift there Is a good showing of ore, but it could hardly be called of commercial grade. Mr. Da vey expects the next 40 feet td make a decided improvement This 1s the shoot that is developed on the 800, and the Tarbox ore has uniformly shown improvement in grade with each succeeding level. Raise From East Drift. A raise has been started at a i>oint near the face of the oast drift, and is now up the length 1 of two sets. This will be extended to a connection with Tlie raise Is passing through a body of -lead ore of excell ;the 800 level, ent grade. Tlie east drift has been run 100 feet in a continuous ore shoot an( | ^e s p ow | n g 0 f ore 4 n the face Is stronger than at any other point. While no definite Information is ob tainable at this time on the subject, it is understood that plans are be ing worked out to provide a mill for the Tarbox during the summer. There is a large tonna^p of milling ore on the dump, and the amount of avail able ore in the mine is being steadily increased. ■> NABOB. Electric Power Line Extended to the Mill. George H. Richardson, representa tive of the Washington Water Pow er company, visited the Nabob, on Pine creek yesterday. He has Just completed the extension of the power lino from the Nabob mine to the mill, a distance of about 4000 feet. Work 1s progressing toward the construction of the mill, which is expected to be running on the first of April or soon thereafter. With the exception of the Nabob, there Is nothing doing at any of the producing properties on Pine creek. Several development companies are working small forces. There is nothing new on the railroad situation, although the feeling pre vails that the Pine creek branch will be constructed during the spring and summer. HAVE NEW OUTLET By Extention of Hid den Treasure Tunnel CONTROL OF SHERMAN Will Give Great Depth Below Present Workings-Cut Out Tramway HEN THE Days secured con* trol of the Sherman Lead company, the details of which have been published In previous Issues of this paper, not only became the dominant factor In what promises to become a ductive mine at no distant date, but they also secured what they have long desired, namely, an outlet for the Tamarack & -Custer mine on Canyon creek. The Hidden Treasure tunnel which Is now being extended Into the Sherman ground, and Is reported In a good ore shoot, although several liun died feet from tlie known ore body In the upper tunnels, will not stop with -the development of the Sherman. In fact, the Sherman vein Is Identical with that of the Tamarack & -Custer, at least that Is the reasonable sumption, and the Hidden Treasure tunnel will not stop until It enters the Tamarack & Custer ground and con nection made with the present work ings. This Involves driving the tun nel probably not to exceed 4000 feet, which Is not a large undertaking as mining operations are carried out 1n this district and particularly In view of the advantages to be gained. It Is estimated that this extension will give between 700 and 800 feet addi tional depth below the present work ing tunnel. W they pro pre Would Eliminate Tramway. Tim Tamarack & Custer mill Is sit uated at Frisco, on Canyon' creek, about two and a half miles below the portal of the Hidden Treasure tunnel at Burke. Ore Is now delivered to the mill by an aerial tramway across the divide between Canyon creek and Nine Mile, the distance from the mine to the mill being about two miles. - This means of conveying ore to the mill always Involves more or less trouble and Is generally discarded when di rect underground connection becomes available. W|hen Harry Day was manager of t-he Federal company 1t was understood that he -had in view gaining an outlet for the Tamarack & Custer by way of iNo. 6 tunnel of the Stannrd-iMammoth, then being used In the operation of the Green Hill Cleveland, but after hlH retirement from the Federal his plans In that re spect were necessarily abandoned. This would -have involved driving a muoli shorter distance and would have made It possible to deliver the ore di rect from the mine to the mill, the portal of 'No. G being only a short dis tance above the mill. Tamarack Takes Sherman Interest. Under an agreement to pay $100,000 due on the bond for the purchase of the Sherman and to assume financial responsibility for developing the pro perty to the point of production, E. R. Day secured 51 per cent of the capi tal stock of the Sherman Lead com pany. A few weeks ago It was an nounced that this controlling Interest had been transferred to the Tamarack &%Custer company, which is controll ed by the Days. The Sherman ground consists of the Un-lon and Sherman claims and a couple of fractional claims, located end to end and cover ing the vein throughout their length. On the west end is the Crown Point claim, one of the tamarack & Custer group, and which 1s regarded as prob ably the most valuable ground held by the company. The -Miner has been told that the biggest anil best part of the great Tamarack ore shoot has been developed In the Crown Point ground, and It has also been told that the Crown Point claim has not been touched In the way of underground development. It Is reliably stated that the Tamarack & Custer has develop ed a continuous ore shoot 1500 feet In length and ranging from a foot to fib feet In width. If part of this Is not In the Crown Point, then It Is reosonahlv certaln that its length will be ex tended when that ground Is exr>w««» for the Immense outcrop Indlcnte* presence of a large ore body, will be the point of entrance to 'Tom arack & Custer ground -bv the exten sion of the tunnel from the She»-*n— 'Phi. A good debtor maketh a bad cred Itor. When a millionaire tells von bow rn get rlcfl he never discloses Ms privi*« scheme.