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THE WALLACE MINER Stockholders Lead, $5. Spelter, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Copper, $16.50@ 17.50. Silver, $1,01 '/a. WILLFIND MINING NEWS ANO COMPANY NOTICES OF INTEREST TO THEM IN THE WALLACE MINER FIVE CENT8 A COPY WALLACE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1919. NO. 2. VOL. XIII. BE Commissioners of Two Counties Are Agreed A YELLOWSTONE TRAIL Idaho Gives Assurance of Loyal Support of the Pop* ular Highway HE MEETING of the Yellowstone Trail association at the Samuels hotel last Tuesday evening at tracted a large number of good roads boosters to hear an address by T M. J. Dowling, president of the asso ciation; to receive the report of the secretary, H. O. Cooley, to take action on matters in connection with the im of the (movement and maintenance great highway and to elect a member of the executive committee for Idaho. Mr. Dowling was unable to speak on account of illness. The secretary's re port contained much of interest to the meeting and the success accomplished by the association in three years Im pressed every one with the importance of giving the association active sup Seweral other important ques port. tions that will receive attention at the annual meeting of the association were submitted to the meeting for formal approval or rejection, result the meeting adopted resolutions approving the present plan of organiz ation of the Yellowstone Trail, rec ommended that the contracts entered As a into ln 1917 for making motion pictures of the trail be cancelled, approved the plan of the trail's genera] agent work ing in conjunction with the Associated Highways of America, approved the continuance of the free information bureau at Spokane provided a similar bureau is maintained at Missoula, and recommended that Trail association work for standard laws regulating traffic throughout the nation, especially as to lights, signs, signals and similar matters. F. E. Stone, of this city, was chosen member of the national executive com mittee for Idaho, succeeding O. A. Riedel, of Mullan, who has rendered efficelnt service ln that capacity for two years. The election of Mr. Stone mas a deserved recognition of his long record and practical work in behalf of good roads. The meeting pledged $500 this year to carry out the plans of the Yellow stone Trail association, distributed as follows: lace, $175; Kellogg, $100; Mullan, $50. Mullan delegates voluntarily Increased their assessment to $100. In addition to the large number ln attendance from Wallace, there were delegations from Mullan, Kellogg and Coeur d'Alene. the Yellowstone Coeur d'Alene, $175; Wal Lookout Road. While the meeting was not for the purpose of considering local road ques tions, the matter of changing the Yel lowstone highway to cross the Idaho Montana summit at Lookout was dis cussed and the announcement that the new road would be built this spring received with enthusiastic ex The interest was pressions of approval, felt by Mineral county, Montana. In this project was indicated by the pres at the meeting of O. J. Lien, of ence St. Regis, chairman of the board of commissioners of Mineral county county, and his two associates. Johnson, of Superior, and J. L. Hllller, of Saltese. Chairman Lien addressed stating that Mineral Ole the meeting, county had started to build the road to Lookout last fall and had practical ly completed It as far as Sildix. he said is to finish It to the r-f# The purpose summit as early as practical this spring, where he hoped that it would be met by a road from this side of the line. The Mineral county commissioner followed by E. W. Miller, of Kel 0 was logg, one of the commissioners of Sho shone -county. He stated that he and his associates appreciated the neces sity of changing the road to Lookout Pass, and assured the Mineral county representatives that Shoshone county would be. ready to make this great improvement as early as practical ln Tills announcement by the spring. Mr. Miller was received with great ap plause. The matter of building this road was ( % the subject of a conference between the Shoshone county commissioners and Roscoe Haines, supervisor of the St. Joe national forest, a few weeks ago, and resulted in an agreement through which the county and forest service will co-operate, is now available for the work. Advantage of Lookout Paso. As Illustrating the advantage of the road by way of Lookout pass, It Is The money i Will Attend Meeting Interstate-Callahan Donald A, Callahan, of this city, left yesterday morning for Chi and after a brief visit there cage iwith his family he will proceed to New York to attend the meet ing of the board of directors of the Consolidated Interstate-Calla han Mining company, of which he His brother, James is a member. F. Callahan, who Is also a director and the largest stockholder in the company, will also attend the meeting, leaving here a few days Before leaving Mr. Calla that later. han expressed the opinion the directors would decide to close tilie New York office of the com pany and designate Wallace as the location of the main office, also said that the meeting might elect three directors to act until the annual mleeing of the stock holders, although this might be deemed unnecessary on account of the short time they would have to serve, the date of the annual meeting being April 14. The three caused by the He vacancies were resignation of the directors repre senting the American Metal com They are C. M. Loeb, Otto LEAD SILVER AND! LEAD-SILVER AND COPPER ORE—CROSSCUT TO NORTH VEIN, pany. Sussman and Julian B. Beatty, the last named having been secretary of the company, ali of New York. The Interstate-Callahan company has twelve directors. The names of those now serving are Jamies F. Callahan and Donald A. Callahan, of Wallace; John A. Perclval and Joseph B. Cotton, of New York; M. O. Rodcarmel and I. S. Macrle, of Minneapolis; Milie Bunneille and R. L. Warner of Duluth; and S. S. Titus, of Grand Forks, N. D. SHOWS MUCH j i of the ' Wesley Everett, manager Amazon-Dixie Mining company Sildlx, Montana was in the city this j week to attend the meeting «>' the lellowstone Trail association. When ; he left the mine Monday he said the j drills had evidently penetrated the vein in the crosscut running south from the bottom of the shaft and it at !a I | with unusual interest that lie re was turned to the mine yesterday morning to inspect the results since his depart- j Over the telephone he described the Miner the showing disclosed, : v/hich indicates that a large ore body The crosscut yester i ure. to is not far away, day had extended 8 feet into the vein from the foot wall side and the drills not reach for the next round did the hanging wall, thus proving the width of the vein 12 or 13 feet and possibly wider. The exposed part of the vein for eight feet has lead-silver and copper ore, galena and chulco pyrite, scattered all through It, and while the ore could not be called com mercial, It Is nevertheless a splendid showing. The vein Is less broken and disturbed than in the upper levels and Mr. Everett expressed satisfaction with the showing. stronger and much The" point of intersection is 1100 feet from the surface and 410 below the 325 feet main working tunnel, and from the bottom of the shaft. Will Soon Drift. wall Is As soon as the hanging reached, Mr. Everett says he will be gin drifting and he opinion that he will not have far to go to find commercial ore. is the one upon which all develop ment lias been done, but the Amazon expresses the This vein Dixie has another vein of great prom ise which was cut in the main tunnel upon which nothing in the way of de velopment has been done, although it contains good values in lead and sil both where cut in the tunnel and on the surface. This vein is north or the shaft and a crosscut was started from the bottom of the shaft to it when the south crosscut was started. Work in this crosscut was resumed this week, which has been advanced about 250 feet and leaves about 100 feet to the vein. ver stated by one who is familiar with the summit at ail seasons that if the work is undertaken as soon as the snow disappears from Lookout, the road can be completed and open for traffic before the present road is free from snow. Besides he says it is a decided advantage to build roads while the ground is moist, that it makes a more permanent and durable roadbed than when the soil Is dry. The build ing of the Lookout road has long been desired by the people of this county. The change will result ln making the road open to travel two or three months longer each year and will re the last barrier in the way of move making the Yellowstone trail the most popular transcontinental route. /•" Meeting of Idaho Mining Association Had Features of Unusual Public Interest HAT THK Idaho Mining associ T ■ ation has proved of great bene Industry of direct of tile mining therefore fit ti Idaho and advantage to the state, and deserves the support of all who are directly or indirectly connected with mining, the opinion of those who attended the rnnual meeting of the association Boise last week. This opinion was emphasized by tile is at i large representa of tile I tion from the mining counties state, the report of work accomplished j the past ' bj the association during year, and the unusual interest m&ni the tested by the people of Boise in various features of the meeting. There the | was evidence that the people of state removed from mining opera tions, and who at times have display ed a rather hostile attitude to the mi ning industry, are beginning to appre ciate its importance and far-reaching benefits, and that their attitude shows a tendency toward friendly eoopera I tion in promoting the prosperity jof mining as well as that of other In- | c'.ustrles of the state. This is a condi i | tion greatly to be desired, and if the ^ 'association accomplished that and . , nothing more, its organization and its support would be amply justified. National Legislation. Hut the association does more. Dur ing the war, when congress and the war industries board were engaged in . , , . i • . framing laws and outlining policies to insure an ample supply of minerals whlch were vital to the success of the war, it was necessary for the mineral producers of the .west to have repre sematives at Washington to protect i the interests of the miner and to ren | der patriotic assistance in solving the | many problems confronting the gov eminent in connection with war min lerals. During all this difficult period the Idaho Mining association kept a 'representative at Washington, as did I mining organizations In all the west ■ . ...,...i, ern states, and most effective work j was accomplished not only in behalf of the mining Industry, but in assist mg the government itself. It is not ^ ^ ^ wm ^ ^ j a similar experience, but there will al | ways be legislation under consldera I ti0Ili both national and state, in which ■ the miner is directly concerned, and Ian organization such as the Idaho Mi j nffig association becomes the spokes i man for the industry, enabling it to make its influ ' j ^ ^ to ln legislatlo n. ; j Illustrated Lecture. The program of the meeting of the ssociation at Boise last week includ !a |ed features of special interest to peo I pie who have had no opportunity to become familiar with mining opera | tions on a large scale. illustrated lecture by Walter j : One of these was an i C'. Clark, chief electrician of the Ran ker Hill & Sullivan Mining company. It was staged in the Finney theater, the seating capacity of which was taxed to the limit, and the lecture and the closest attention to the H:00 fi 1 ill held end, which was not until after , , , > M fl nd drift. The body is six feet wide and has a capper content of about 10 per cent. Ore is being drawn from he 150 and 200-foot levels west and the 180-foot level east. The tramway has been operated without incident since its equipment with a new cable several months ago. ■'A shaft started on the tunnel level has attained a depth of 25 feet and is descending at the rate of three feet It will be continued to the The greatest depth RICHMOND. President and Manager Makes inter esHng Report. According to the report of J. E. Codd, president and manager of the Richmond Mining, Milling & Reduc tion company, eight carloads of 10 per cent copper ore will be shipped this month, five of which have already been dispatched to the smelter at Ta Five carloads were shipped In coma. January and a less amount in De cember, due to the refusal of the Ana conda company to receive any more account of its being frozen ore on when it reached the smelter. Discuss ing the company's operations Mr. Codd sifld: "Ore opened recently on the 200-foot level lias been followed 20 feet by heretofore attained was hy the Bin a day. 200-foot point. Ore Shows Steady Improvement as the Drift Advances. who is a stock Hickory Mining the property last nel." OLD HICKORY. H. B. Kingsbury, holder ln the Old company, visited Sunday and returned with about 50 pounds of lead-silver ore as tangi hie evidence of the showing now In the face of the drift. He said there vas about a foot of ore such as brought down and probably another foot of lower grade. The width of the shoot is steadily increasing and like wise the grade of the ore, the values running about 25 per cent lead now end 16 ounces In sliver. The views along with the lu o'clock. eld explanation tlon to the large audience. and pertinent com ments by Mr. Clark proved a revela The views and Bunker Hill & included scenes on the surface underground at the showing Sullivan, -Heola and Hercules mines, wonderful hoisting equip ment, powerful pumps, men at work with machine drills, the system of timbering, ore trains, and in fact a complete presentation of the many ac tivlties ttiat combine to make up the operations of a great mine. Mr. Clark's views and lecture were indeed educa tional, giving his hearers a com pre hensive insight to the workings of ttie greatest industry of the state. Physiography of Idaho. D. ('. Livingston, professor of geol ogy in the state university, preceded Mr. Clark with an illustrated lecture Last on the physiography of Idaho, summer Prof. Livingston visited var ious mining sections of Idaho In quest ernment, and in connection of rare minerals needed by the gov witli his work he took many photographs in remote sections of tile state, showing characteristics of the visited. He presented a re markable collection of views, which with his lecture proved wonderfully interesting and instructive. Hecla First Aid Team. the physical countrv An exhibition of first aid to the In J ulea « lven ln tlui labby l,f tbe '"' y ' hee hotel by 11 tcam trom tbo Hec n mlne «"' at '"' ere8t - " eyl ' dencel1 by the crowd "'"t packed the floor oC lobby an " th ® ba,c ° ny ' Members of the team were K F Tor kelson - Walter M1Ulron ' \ °; w ®"* ma "' Geo, '« e Evans and Charles -W. Baile> ' lbe u " lk 0 1 10 earn n car '"K for injured men excited the greut est admiration, and gave an insight to the great attention that is given b V «"* companies in enforcing safety first ru es and in rendering int mediate service t trained employes. Hecla team won the highest commen datlon, particularly in the full team event 111 uhloh a man hiu lng a blnk ' fu back uas ™ improvised stretcher. eians who examined the work of the at the skillful i the injured by The work of the and carried on Boise physi team were astonished efficiency and thoroughness displayed. Delegates from Shoshone County. In addition to those mentioned above participating in special features of the program, the Coeur d'Alene dis represented by Stanly A i trict was Easton, manager of the Bunker Hill & Sullivan company, who was presi dent of the association during the He was accompanied by Frederick Burbidge, Federal Mining & accompanied by James F. McCarthy, Mining 'com Jerome J. Day, manager of the past year. Mrs. Easton, manager of the Smelting company, Miss Burbidge; pany; Tamarack & Custer Mining company, accompanied by Mrs. Clark was accompanied by Mrs. Clark. manager of the Hecla W. C. Day. 1 , ,, . „„„ a time when it would prove a heavy a , ,, . _ , , burden to the stockholders, hence work was suspended. However through j the favorable prospect of finding an ore body arrangement* have been made to dispose of a b ock of treason stock which will enable the company to begin work within the next few , ■ . 4I . 4 , We f H ' The Majestic is sltua ed north J and east of Burke and consists of a group of thirteen patented claims A j ghaft sunk on the vein near the top . of the hill shows a promising vein , with values in lead and silver, and a tunnel is being run that, will expire | the vein at a depth of 500 feet. James | Dunne, of Burke, Is manager of the company and much of the stock ls | held in Yakima. MAJESTIC. Company Hopes to Begin Development at an Early Date. Lack of funds forced the Majestic Mining company to suspend work last fall at a time when the appearance of the vein was the most favorable that had ever been exposed on the Blit like scores of other property. development companies, the directors -were loath to levy an assessment at j Company Now Has Electric Power and Is Working Again. EUREKA. j The Washington Water Power com 'pany has extended a line to the prop 'erty of the Eureka Mining & Milling company, a short distance up Nine Mile, and work is again under way ' under the direction of A. D. Marshall.: A big and promising vein outcrops ; strongly, and an upper tunnel shows i considerable ore. Wlork Is now being ( done in the lower tunnel which will i cut the vein at a depth that justifies [the expectation of a body of commer hejclal ore. The company placed a coin pressor in position some time ago and would have resumed sooner had it been possible to secure the power con nection. the Eureka company Is Wenatchee, Wash. A majority of the stock of held In Senator Borah and the President Senator Borah has been guilty of no affront, to the president in asking to be excused from attend ing tile dinner in the White House to which the committee on foreign relations has been Invited, the Spokesman-Rev lew to the con trary notwithstanding. The com mittee holds regular sessions at the capitol and for the past two or three years, when the war clouds were hovering over the country, its members would have welcomed an opportunity to confer with the president in conformity with the constitutional provision. But they had no such opportunity, nor did the senate as a whole. Now that he has completed the negotiation of a constitution for a league of nations which must be accepted by the senate in order to make it binding upon this country, the president proposes to make the foreign relations committee tils guests at tli© White House for the purpose of overcoming the oppo sition which he knows exists. Senator Borali is probably as well informed on official etiquette as the Spokane paper. He says that the discussion at the White house would be confidential, that what transpired could be divulged only by the president, and he therefore does not desire to be placed In the possession of information which he can not use in opposing the league. He makes his position clear, and in declining the invita tion he shows no disrespect to the president. In selecting the peace commission the president Ignored the senate, und sought no advice from the senate or the foreign re lations committee in framing the conditions governing the league of nations. The senate is a coordin ate branch of the government; it is not subordinate to the chief ex ecutive. Senator Borah is clear ly within his rights and Is to be commended for maintaining the dignity and Independence of his high position. GiAKT LEDGE COIM l MANAGER AND PRESIDENT ARE ON THE GROUND MAKING PREPARATIONS. in these days when some mines are down and others are trembling on the brink, when the pessimist is having his inning and the optimist is travel ing the long, long trail, it is a real joy to the Miner to encounter a min ing company that sees the silver lin ing through a rift in the lowering clouds and is preparing to start up. About the middle of last September the Giant Ledge Mining company, operating at the mouth of Granite creek, near Murray, suspended oper ations, although the property was rapidly approaching the productive stage. But higli wages coupled with inefficiency, together with the high cost of all supplies, and the difflculty in getting machinery delivered, forced the company to abandon operations altogether until conditions became 1 more favorable. That time is near at hand, in the opinion of Charles G. Taylor, manager of the company, who ^ ne Tue(#day eve _ j un(J , ft for the mIne yesterday, ^ ^ ac nR . d „ brother ^ H T , preHlden t of the com M T , or belleve s that It will be unt|1 mlnlng cond , t lons _ will approach the normal, and while not anllclpat0 prices and relurn to the former level .that they will reach * wl „ permlt the resumptl on development( and th , 8 fee ilng Is ^ Btockholderg of the t0 whom the matter was There lH considerable pre ■ Umlnary wwfc t0 be done before re j gumlog under ground wor k, an d Mr. I Taylor goes to the mine to give this his personal attention. Well Equipped Property. Just prior to shutting down last fall (l new pump was installed having 'capacity of 240 gallons per minute, which Is largely ln excess of present requirements. The pump is driven electric power. The compressor plant was moved a point near the shaft, , It having been situated about feet down the creek. The company ( has water power which is sufficient | during most of the year. To supply has been 3000 | the deficiency connection ! made with the electric j Washington Water Power company, which will be available upon the line of stallation of a 75-horse power motor, which is now at Prichard, hoist was also placed in position last A new summer. High Values in Gold. The Giant Ledge is opened by shaft (Continued on Last Page) OFFICE FO HUME Interstate - Callahan Make Headquar ters Here SAYS JOHN A. PERD1VAL Mine and Mill Making Fine Record-High Costs May Force Shutdown HR MAUN office of the Consoli dated Interstate-Callahan Min ing company will be moved from New York to Wallace, ac cording to a forecast made by John A. Perclval, president of the company, in the course of a conversation with a representative of the Miner at the Samuels hotel last Monday evening. Mr. Perclval arrived from the east last Friday evening and proceeded at once to the mine, accompanied by Manager C, W. Newton. He left Tues day morning over the Northern Pa cific for New York, where a meeting of the directors of the company will be held on March 3. Among other business that will come before this meeting will be the question of mov ing the office of the company from New York. Mr. Porolval said that he favored moving the office to Wal lace, that this was the logical place for It and that its location here would eliminate considerable exipense in con nection with maintaining an office In Neiw York. He said thnt he was con fident that a majority of the directors would take this view. Asked if the office would occupy quarters at the mine or in the city, Mr. Perclval said that that was a matter that would be considered later. Mine in Fine Condition. T Mr. Perclval expressed great satis faction with the condition of the mine. Last summer and fall while produc tion was suspended a large amount of development work was accomplished with the result that more ore is ln sight than at any time ln the history of the mine. The character of the ore also shows lmprovemen, and there Is also a distinct increase ln the with amount of lead as compared zinc. This was indicated by operations of the company last month, dur ing which period the company pro duced 1,215,000 pounds of lead and 20,300 ounces of silver. This was the largest production of lead-silver ore for one month ln the history of the mine. This substantial Increase, how ever, was not due altogether to the larger proportion of lead ln the ore. Part of it must be credited to Improve ments In the mill completed last fall and to Improved processes which make a much closer recovery of all mineral values. The production rec ord of the Interstate-Callahan so far this month Is even better than In January, being at the rate of about 6000 tons of shipping product a month which includes crude ore as well as concentrates. High Cost of Mining. Under these favorable circumstances it is unfortunate that the matter of suspending operations altogether must be considered, but such is the caae. Mr. Perclval stated candidly that the weak metal market combined with the high cost of mining and excessive freight rates have made It impossible for the company to operate at a profit, and that the question of will be decided at continuing the coming meeting of the directors, when he regarded it probable that a suspension would be ordered. Dis cussing the situation, Mr. Perclval pointed out that while the company must sell Its product at a low price and on a falling market, the cost of labor, powder and all mining supplies are maintained on the same basis that prevailed during the war. Confronted with this condition, the company had continued to operate, hoping that the situation would Improve through the readjusment of business to a peace basis, but the outlook ln that respect is not encouraging for the immediate future. A decision will be reached by the directors after full consideration. a American Metal Company Out. Regardless of all reports to the con trary, Mr. Perclval stated that the American Metal company Is out of the Interstate-'Callahan company, individ ually and collectively. All the stock held by the metal company has been turned back to the treasury of the mining company, and also the stock held Individually by Its officers. In consideration of the return of the stock, the Interstate-Callahan com- . pany consented to the cancellation of the contract under which the Ameri can Metal company was obligated to (Continued on Loot Page!