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Metal Quotations
Lead, $5.25
Spelter, $6.50.
Copper, [email protected]
Silver, $1.01 •/,.
NO. 52.
Consider Many Mat
ters of Impor
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
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
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
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
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
passed tile
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
pecially desired for the relief of
the individual claim,
owner and
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
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
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
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,
known as
spike and Riverside, all of which are
Inactive -this winter.
Timber Operations.
Lake Lumber company
on Lieberg creek,
The Rose
has a large camp
the Hamburg-American,
.holds a large body of
the company
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
OF Shoshone county will meet at the banquet
board on the evening of February 1- to honor the memory of
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
A great battle for
will gather on Lin
t' the great
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
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.
Thar banquet will he -served by
in -the Shoshone
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
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
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,
ts manager of the
John Hamlin, of Wallace,
is president of -the Eldorado company,
and G. W. Dougherty, of Wallace, Is
St. James.
Mrs. Theresa James, of Spokane,
president and manager of the
James Mining company, was in
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
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
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
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.
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
i Hold Friday, Saturday
"As a result of the
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
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
"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
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
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
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
was corn
and that It
on the
loss because it was
the resolutions and
would not -look well In
The resolutions were wlr
wl to the chief in Portland,
of whom promptly
the order could
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.
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
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. ■>
Electric Power Line Extended to the
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
By Extention of Hid
den Treasure
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.
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—
A good debtor maketh a bad cred
When a millionaire tells von bow rn
get rlcfl he never discloses Ms privi*«

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