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I r Many M any New Enterprises Launcned in Prosp Prosperous rous Idahoe N H
Boise Ida Dec 30 SOIt It has long been beenthe beenth beenthe
the th proud boast bo st of the people of Idaho Idahothat Idahothat Idahothat
that their state stateJS js the most richly en endowed endowed endowed ¬
dowed of the entire sisterhood of in intermountaln Intermountain intermountain
termountain commonwealths The Theclaim Theclaim Theclaim
claim embraces varied resources In Ingreater Ingreater ingreater
greater abundance than can be shown shownIn
In any other of these states more land
that may be cultivated more water waterwith waterwith waterwith
with which to cause It to blossom a agreater agreater agreater
greater area of valuable mineral country coun country country ¬
try more magnificent forests of tim timber timber timber ¬
ber and generally gen rany a little more of ofeverything ofeverything ofeverything
everything than other states of this thisregion thisregion thisregion
region possess Idaho has made the thefurther thefurther thefurther
further claim as a logical sequence of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the other oth r that with attention turned turnedthis turnedthis turnedthis
this way the state would show more morerapid morerapid morerapid
rapid development than any other otherThose otherThose otherThose
Those who have had an opportunity
to acquaint themselves with conditions conditionsas
as they exist at the close of 1905 are aredisposed aredlsposel aredisposed
disposed to admit that there has been beenand beenand beenand
and Is much foundation for the claims claimsmade claimsmade claimsmade
made by the citizens of Idaho The Thestate ThQatate Thestate
state Is now enjoying a great develop development development development ¬
ment boom and Is striding forward In Ina tna ina
a manner that causes surprise to those thoseeven thoseeven thoseeven
even who are numbered among her hercitizens hercitizens he hecitizens
citizens The year has been one of ofgreat ofSTeat ofgreat
great prosperity and moreover en enterprises ente1prlses enterprises ¬
terprises have been launched which whichgive whichgive whichgive
give promise of sending the commonwealth common commonwealth commonwealth ¬
wealth far along toward a position of ofleadership otleadership ofleadership
leadership among those where like con conditions conditions conditions ¬
ditions prevail There was never be before betore before ¬
fore so much attention directed toward towardIdaho towardIdaho towardIdaho
Idaho there never before was so much muchcapital muchcapital muchcapital
capital being invested In enterprises enterpriseswhich enterprJseswhich enterpriseswhich
which will continue to be a source of ofwealthproduction ofwea1thproductlon ofwealthproduction
wealthproduction as the generations generationspass
All Industries Prosper ProsperThis ProsperThis ProsperThis
This activity which has been a char characteristic characteristic characteristic ¬
acteristic of Idaho during the year has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been carried into every department departmentevery departmentevery departmentevery
every branch of industry having been beenadvanced beenadvanced beenadvanced
advanced and the state placed In a far farstronger farstronger farstronger
stronger position than It has occupied occupiedIn
In n the past Irrigation development developmenthas
has been In progress on a mammoth mammothscale mammothBcale mammothscale
scale this being participated in both bothby bothby bothby
by the reclamation service of the gov government government government ¬
ernment and by private capitalists capitalistsGreat capital1sfsGreat capitalistsGreat
Great progress has been made by the thejnlningi themining themining
mining Industry this being in a far farmore farmore farmore
more healthful condition than in former formeryears fomer fomeryears formeryears
years The stockmen have been b en blessed blessedwith blesspdwith blessedwith
with abounding prosperity and the thefarmers thefarmers thefarmers
farmers have likewise been rewarded rewardedwith rewardedwith rewardedwith
with large returns for their labors laborsLumbering laborsLumbering laborsLumbering
Lumbering a new Industry in the state stateon stateon stateon
on a large scale has become an Impor Important Important important ¬
tant factor In the general welfare and andevery andevery andevery
every other department of human ac activity activity activity ¬
tivity has shared In the general ad advance adance advance ¬
vance ance that has characterized the year yearIdahos yearI yearIdahos
Idahos I ahos towns and cities have expanded expandedIn
In n population and business at a phe phenomenal phenomenal phenomenal ¬
nomenal rate and seem destined to go goon goon goon
on growing at an oven greater pace paceGreat paceGreat paceGreat
Great Irrigation I rrl gatlon Development DevelopmentMore
More pronounced than that In any anyother anyGther anyother
other field has been the development developmentof
of Irrigation in the state during the theyear theyear theyear
year The government gO ernment has been en engaged engaged engaged ¬
gaged in the construction of one great greatsystem greatsystem greatsystem
system and private enterprise has been beenpushing beenpushing beenpushing
pushing others forward The total totalamount totalatnount totalamount
amount of land brought under cultiva cultivation cultivation cgltivation ¬
tion by the systems upon which work workhas workhas workhas
has been In progress Is nearly600000 nearly600000acres nearly 600000 600000acres 600000acres
acres This amount will be Increased Increasedto
to 750000 by another project upon uponwhich uponwhich uponwhich
which contracts are to be let soon soonThe soonThe soonThe
The greatest enterprise in the state stateIs
Is that at Twin Falls That Is in prIvate pri private prIvate ¬
vate hands the reclamation of the thelands theJands thelands
lands being undertaken by a company companythat companythat companythat
that has contracted with the state for forthe forthe forthe
the purpose The lands are withdrawn withdrawnby
by the latter under the provisions of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Carey act The works were well wellalong wenalong wellalong
along before the opening of the year yearbut yearbut yearbur
but active settlement began this year yearand yearand yearand
and a remarkable record has been beenmade beenmade beenmade
made + tn n reclaiming the nagebrush nagebrushplain nagebrushplain sagebrushplain
plain Settlers poured In tens of thou thousands thousands thousands ¬
sands of acres of land were taken up upand uuand unand
and Immense tracts brought under cul cultivation cuttivatlon cultivation ¬
tivation Though water was not turned turnedon
on until May Mo 1 a great number of offarmers otfarmers offarmers
farmers produced crops while a multi multitude multitude multitude ¬
tude have most of their land cleared clearedready clearedreadY clearedready
ready for the coming season sensonWater seasonWater seasonWater
Water for this tract Is diverted from fromtie fromete fromte
tie Snake river at Milner There a agreat agreat agreat
great dam arrests the stream diverting divertingthe
the water through a mammoth canal canalthis canalhls canalfihis
this hls carries sufficient water for the Ir Irrigation irgaUon irgation ¬
rigation of the entire tract or the south southJlde southi1de southde
Jlde de of the river 240000 acres The Theland Theland Theland
land has practically all been taken takenlargely takenlargely takenlargely
largely by people from the east and andholdings andholdings andholdings
holdings are in demand at a substan substantial substantial substantial ¬
tial advance over the figures at which whichthey whichthey whichthey
they were purchased The price Is 25 25an 25an 25an
an acre for a water right and 60 0 cents centsan centsan centsan
an acre for the state to pay the ex expense expense expense ¬
pense of administration The national nationalgovernment natfonalovernment nationalgovernment
government overnment donates the lands to the thestate thestate thestate
state The vast system of canals and andlaterals andlaterals andlaterals
laterals Is not yet completed but hold holdIngs holdings holdings
Ings for which water is not yet ready readycommand read readcommand readycommand
command from 10 to 20 an acre pre premium premium premium ¬
Towns Grow by Magic MagicThe MagicThe MagicThe
The town to n of Twin Falls started late lateIn lateIn lateIn
In 1904 Is now a thriving place of 3000 3000Inhabitants 3000Inhabitants 3000Inhabitants
Inhabitants Lots that were put on onthe onthe onthe
the market at 500 have sold as high as
5000 and as late as a month ago one onethat onethat onethat
that was bought from the company at
400 on a back street changed hands handsat handsat handsat
at 3200 There are two or three other othertowns othertowns othertowns
towns on the tract The thriving town townT townof
T of > f Burley BurIe bearing the name of the pop popular poplIar popalar ¬
lIar general passenger agent of the theOregon theOregon theOregon
Oregon Short Line is only a short dis distance distance distance ¬
tance above the upper end of the tract tractNo tractNo tractNo
No other company undertaking the thereclamation thereclamation thereclamation
reclamation of lands In Idaho has ha pro proceeded proceeded proceeded ¬
ceeded upon such a liberal scale as the theTwin theTwin theTwin
Twin Falls Land Water company companyAmong companyAmong companyAmong
Among the provisions it has made for forthe torthe forthe
the benefit of the settlers is the astab establishment astabllshment ostabUshment
llshment of an experimental farm The Theclearing Theclearing Theclearing
clearing of the sagebrush on the land landwas Jandwas landwas
was begun on May 1 and during the theseason theseason theseason
season Agricultural Superintendent SuperintendentMcPherson SuperintendentMcPherson SuperintendentMcPherson
McPherson has grown some twenty twentyseven twentyBeven twentyseven
seven different varieties of farm and andgarden andgarden andgarden
garden produce on the farm Mr Ir Mc McPherson McPherson McPherson
Pherson Is employed by the company companyto
to manage ths farm and give the farm farmers farmers farmers ¬
ers Instruction Every man new to Ir Irrigation irrigation irrigation ¬
rigation who finds a problem he can cannot cannot cannot ¬
not solve Is privileged to apply to the thesuperintendent thesuperintendent thesuperintendent
superintendent and the latter gives him himthe himthe himthe
the necessary practical instruction instructionPut InstruclfonPut instructionPut
Put Millions Into Farms FarmsThis FarmsThis FarmsThis
This company has arranged to build buildanother buildanother buildanother
another canal on the north side of the theriver theriver theriver
river the water being diverted from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the same dam The new canal will re reclaim reclaim reclaim ¬
claim 150000 acres making a total of
390000 acres In the two tracts The Thework Tlework Thework
work on the north side will involve an anexpenditure anexpenditure anexpenditure
expenditure of 2500000 while that on onthe onthe onthe
the south side will have cost Including Includingthe
the dam nearly 4000000 when completed com completed completed ¬
pletedAfter pleted pletedAfter pletedAfter
After the reclamation law had been beenenacted beonenacted beenenacted
enacted the engineers of the service serviceat
at once turned their attention to Idaho Idahoas
as a field in which a successful dem demonstration damonstratlo1 demonstratiot ¬
onstration of the benefits of the legis legislation legislation legislation ¬
lation could be made with the greatest greatestconfidence greatestconfidence greatestconfidence
confidence They selected two projects projectsfor projectsfor projectsfor
for especial attention one at Minldo Minldoka Minidoka i
ka the other In the Boise and Payette Payettevalleys Payettevalloys PayettevalIcys
valleys The former was a simple simpleproblem simpleproblem simpleproblem
problem All the land under the pro proposed proposed proposed ¬
posed works was still in government governmentownership governmentownership governmentownership
ownership while a large portion of the ther
lands in the Boise and Payetto valleys valleyswas valleyswas valleysswas
was already under cultivation cultivationAt
At Minidoka the government has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been at work during the year The Theriver Theriver Theriver
river has been dammed and an exten extensive extensive extensive ¬
sive system of canals is nearing com completion cornpletion completion ¬
pletion This system will cover ap approximately approximately approximately ¬
proximately 100000 acres An interest interesting interesting interesting ¬
ing feature of the project is that the theeland theland theland
land has ha all been taken up by settlers settlersand settlersand settlersand
and three towns have been started startedwhile startedwhile startedwhile
while the town of Burley just across acrossthe acrossthe acrossthe
the river has also attained good size sizeUncle sizeUncle sizeUncle
Uncle Sams Good Work WorkThe WorkThe WorkThe
The great feature of the government governmentwork governmentwork governmentwork
work is its substantial character Noth Nothing Nothing Nothing ¬
ing Is overlooked that could contribute contributeto
to the permanence of the works Ev Everything Everything Everything ¬
erything is done to stand indefinitely indefinitelyand indeflniteland
and the works have a massive appear appearance appearance appearance ¬
ance that betokens strength while every ev every every ¬
ery precaution has been taken to guard guardagainst guardagainst guardagainst
against weakness weaknessThe weaknessThe weaknessThe
The lands on this tract have been beenentered beenentered beenentered
entered in eightyacre tracts excepting exceptingin
in close proximity to the townsltes townslteswhere townslteswhere townsiteswhere
where the farm unit has been fixed at atforty attorty atforty
forty acres It Is understood there is isno tsno isno
no other government reclamation proj project project project ¬
ect in the country where the lands landshave landshave landshave
have all been taken up long before the thecompletion thecompletion thecompletion
completion of the works Indeed all allthis allthis allthis
this Minidoka land l nd was staked out be before beI beIfore ¬ i ifore
fore a shovelful of earth was turned turnedand turnedand turnedand
and there was not enough to go around aroundThe aroundThe aroundThe
The other government project that thatknown thatknown thatknown
known as the BolsePayette has been beenprepared beenprepared beenprepared
prepared for the letting of contracts contractsIt
It has presented a complicated prob problem problem problem ¬
lem Of the 380000 acres covered by bythe bythe bythe
the entire project 100000 acres are un under under under ¬
der cultivation Some of this has ade adequate adequate adequate ¬
quate water rights while other sections sec sections sections ¬
tions are in such a position that an anadditional anadditional anadditional
additional supply must be secured for forthem forthem forthem
them These lands needing water watermust watermust watermust
must pay a portion of the cost of the theworks theworks theworks
works and the problems to be solved solvedin
in connection with the matter have havebeen havebeen
been numerous and complicated An Anassociation Anassociation
association had to be organized among amongthe amongthe amongthe
the owners to deal with the govern government government government ¬
ment and those connected with the theundertaking theundertaldng theundertaking
undertaking have had an immense immenseamount immenseamount immenseamount
amount of detail work to perform performwhile performwhile performwhile
while no little trouble has been experi experienced experienced experienced ¬
enced in getting all to understand the thenecessity thenecessity thenecessity
necessity for what was asked of them themBut themBut themBut
But these difficulties have all been beenovercome beenovercome beenovercome
overcome and it is expected that in a ashort ashort ashort
short time bids will be called for for forthe forthe forthe
the construction of that portion of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the proposed system lying on the south southside southside southside
side of the Boise river This will cover coversome coversome coversome
some 15000 acres of new land and supplement sup supplement supplement ¬
plement the supply for perhaps 60000 60000acres 60000acres 60000acres
acres already tilled tilledGreat tilledGreat tilledGreat
Great Reservoir at Nampa NampaThe NampaThe NampaThe
The water will come from the Boise Boiseriver Boiseriver Boiseriver
river the flood supply being stored in inan inan inan
an enormous reservoir below Nampa NampaThis NampaThis NampaThis
This will have a circumference of some sometwentyfive sometwentyfive sometwentyfive
twentyfive miles and hold 200000 acre acrefeet acrefeet acrefeet
feet of water The Boise does not notcarry notcarry notcarry
carry sufficient water during the hot hotmonths hotmonths hotmonths
months to supply half the lands al already already already ¬
ready irrigated but this reservoir will willrelieve wl11relieve willrelieve
relieve the tension find nd carry the entire entiretract entiretract entiretract
tract through throughOn
On the north side of the Payette Payetteriver Payetteriver Payetteriver
river opposite Emmett a private com company company company ¬
pany is building works for the recla reclamation reclamation reclamation ¬
mation of some 40000 acres under the theCarey theCarey theCarey
Carey act The American Falls Canal Canalcompany Canalcompany Canalcompany
company is completing its works for fordiverting fordiverting fordiverting
diverting water from the Snake river rivernear rivernear rivernear
near Blackfoot for the irrigation of ofsome ofsome ofsome
some 60000 acres acresThe acresThe acresThe
The projects mentioned not Includ Including Including including ¬
ing the BoisePayette call for the thereclamation thereclamation thereclamation
reclamation of 590000 acres while the theBoisePayette theBotsePayette theBoisePayette
BoisePayette work on which has not notyet notyet notyet
yet begun will increase the total of
lands reclaimed to nearly threequar threequarters ¬
ters of a million acres Other projectsupon projects projectsupon projectsupon
upon some of which work has been beenstarted beenstarted beenstarted
started in a small way will add fully
100000 acres to the cultivated area areaMore areaMore areaMore
More Reservoirs Needed NeededThe NeededThe NeededThe
The Snake great as it is does not notcarry notcarry notcarry
carry sufficient water during the hot hotmonths hotmonths hotmonths
months to supply all the canals which whichare whichare whichare
are being taken from It Indeed at atextreme atextreme atextreme
extreme low water there would be benone benone benone
none after the lands are ar all under cul cultivation cultivation cultivation ¬
tivation were it not for another feature featureof
of the government plans This is the thedamming thedamming thedamming
damming of Jackson and other lakes lakesat lakesat lakesat
at the headwaters of the stream to toimpound toimpound toimpound
impound water This will have to be bedone bedone bedone
done without delay and the subject is isalready Isalready isalready
already receiving the active attention attentionof
of the reclamation officials It is prob probable probable probable ¬
able a temporary dam will be thrown thrownacross thrownacross thrownacross
across the outlet to Jacksons lake to tobe tobe tobe
be supplanted later by a permanent permanentstructure permanentstructure permanentstructure
structure of much greater height heightWith heIghtWith heightWith
With the entire reservoir system that
has been laid out the government will
be able to proceed with the reclama reclamation reclamation reclamation ¬
tion of what is called the Dubois lying l ing
to the north of Idaho Falls This em embraces embraces embraces ¬
braces some 700000 acres This em emterprise emterprise emterprise
terprise Is also taking hold of reservoir reservoirprojects reservoirprojects reservoirprojects
projects and It Is probable that an anImmense anImmense animmense
Immense amount of land will be irri irrigated Irrigated irrigated ¬
gated in that manner Such an enter enterprise enterprise enterprise ¬
prise Is well under way at Mountain MountainHome MountainHome MountainHome
Home another on Camas prairie an another another another ¬
other on the Bruneau and still another
in the county of Bear Lake LakeMining LakeMining LakeMining
Mining Pays In IdahoThe Idaho IdahoThe IdahoThe
The mining mh lng development of the state statehas statehas statehas
has progressed satisfactorily during the theyear theyear theyear
year and the prospects are that great greatstrides greatstrides greatstrides
strides will be made Curing the year yearnow yearnow yearnow
now dawning It is undeniable that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the great amount of attention drawn drawnto
to Nevada has retarded the expansion expansionof
of the Industry In its sister state but butIt butIt butit
It Is felt that this will prove temporary temporaryas
as the wealth of the mining sections sectionsof
of Idaho is being be1ngbrought brought out so strik strikingly strikingly strikingly ¬
ingly that mining Investors are look looking looking looking ¬
ing toward the state with Increasing
interest interestIdaho InterestIdaho interestIdaho
Idaho has deposits of all the metals metalsthat metalsthat metalsthat
that are generally sought after and andthese andthese andthese
these are of great size and are found foundin
in many sections The state leads all allothers allothers allothers
others ii i the production of lead About Abouthalf Abouthalf Abouthalf
half of the production of the country
Is from its mines The center of the thesilverlead thesHverlead thesilverlead
silverlead industry is in the Coeur CoeurdAlenes CoeurdAlenes CoeurdAlenes
dAlenes which easily keep its place placeas
as the leader of all the lead camps campsof
of the United States StatesIn
In that famous district the develop developments developments developments ¬
ments of the year have been phenome phenomenal ¬
nal Though the district has been beenworked beenworked beenworked
worked vigorously for many years the thoore theore theore
ore bodies now showln are larger and andricher andricher andricher
richer than those formerl mined In Indeed Indeed Indeed ¬
deed some of them excel any others othersof
of the kind ever opened in the coun country country country ¬
Great Output of Metal MetalThe MetalThe MetalThe
The production prod ctlon of Lie district for the theyear theyear theyear
year is estimated by State Mine In Inspector In9pcctor Inspector ¬
spector Robert N Bell as follows at atcurrant atcurrent atcurrent
current prices for the metalsSilver metals metalsSilver metalsSilver
Silver 4711687 4711687C
C Id 100000 100000Lead 100000Lead 100000Lead
Lead 11987740 11987740Copper 11987740Copper 11987740Copper
Copper 910974 910974Total 910974Total 910974Total
Total 17710401 17710401The 17710401The 17710401The
The total production product on of the rest of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the state will be in the neighborhood neighborhoodof
of 5500000 making e grand total totalover totalOer totalover I
over S23000vjuO S23000vjuOThe 23OOOuu 23OOOuuThe 23000uuiiThe
The Federal company of the Coeur Coeurf
dAlenes produced 3233397 ounces of ofsilver ofsUver ofsilver
silver and 118784320 118 784320 pounds of lead leadwhile leadwhile leadwhile
while the Bunker Hill company added
2138180 ounces of silver s lver and 98613226 98613226pounds 98613226pounJs 98613226pounds
pounds of lead The total production productionof
of silver in the district was 7248687 7248687ounces 7248687ounces 7248687ounces
ounces and the total of lead was 255
058307 pounds poundsAll poundsAll poundsAll
All the mines have been improving improvingbut
but the most phenomenal development developmentha
ha hh s been in the 3unker Hill In that thatproperty thatproperty thatproperty
property on the icvel of what is called calledthe calledthe calledthe
the Kellog tunnel run in from the thebase thebase thebase
base of the mountain a mammoth ore oreshoot oreshoot oreshoot
shoot has been opened This is so large largeand largeand largeand
and so rich that it represents a body bodyof
of lead twentyfive feet thick The ore orefrom areJm oref
from f Jm m this shoot is shipped without con concentration concentr concentration ¬
centration centr tton The company comp ny has main maintained maintained maintained ¬
tained ver large dividends through throughout throughout throughout ¬
out the year Soon after the opening openingof
of the year these reached 150000 150000monthly 150000monthly 150000monthly
monthly and for December 300000 has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been turned into the pockets of the thestockholders thestockholders thestockholders
stockholders stockholdersSilver stockholdersSilver stockholdersSilver
Silver and Lead in Custer OusterCuster CusterCuster CusterCuster
Custer county promises to equal the theCoeur theCoeur theCoeur
Coeur dAlenes as a producer of silver silverlead sUverlead silverlead
lead ores It still is lacking in trans transportation transportation transportation ¬
portation facilities but the work done doneon doneon doneon
on the mines has shown they ere re remarkable remarkable remarkable ¬
markable and the conclusion is Justified Justifiedthat justifiedthat justifiedthat
that they will soon attract a railway railwayline railwayline railwayline
line The lead belt runs ever into intoLemhi intoLemhi intoLemhi
Lemhi county In the latter county countythe countythe countythe
the Gilmore mine has been shipping shippingregularly shippingregularly shippingregularly
regularly though it has a wagon haul haulof haulof haulof
of eighty miles In the same district districtJ
J D Wood and F J Hagenbarth have haveJust havejust havejust
Just taken hold of the Winnie group grouppaying grouppaying grouppaying
paying 50000 for a half interest They Theysecured Theysecured Theysecured
secured the other half earlier in the theyear theyear theyear
year and prosecuted development dur during durIng during ¬
ing the summer and fall with such re results results results ¬
sults that th t the property gives every everypromises everypromises everypromises
promises of becoming a great pro producer producer producer ¬
ducer ducerIn ducerIn ducerIn
In Custer there are several old prop properties properties properties ¬
erties whose wealth has long been beenknown beenknown beenknown
known These are at Custer Bay BayHorse BayHorse BayHorse
Horse and Clayton They suffer how however however however ¬
ever from their remoteness from a arailway arailway arailway
railway In other districts develop development development development ¬
ment is in progress with surprising re results results results ¬
sults A Coeur dAlene d Alene mining man who whospent whospent whospent
spent several weeks In the Sea Foam Foamdistrict Foamdistrict Foamdistrict
district during the summer has made madethe madethe madethe
the statement that it will make the thenorthern thenorthern thenorthern
northern district struggle to maintain maintainIts
Its leadership If it ever secures facili facilities facUities facilities ¬
ties for the transportation of its prod product product product ¬
uct uctA
A new district Is being opened on onthe onthe onthe
the headwaters of the south fork of ofthe otthe ofthe
the Payette that seems likely to be beone beone beone
one of the best of the county countySmelter countySmelter countySmelter
Smelter for Lost Packer PackerIn
In passing the fact should be noted notedthat notedthat notedthat
that Custer county is the home of the theLost theLost theLost
Lost Packer mine in which Salt Lake Lakepeople Lakpeople Lakepeople
people are so extensively Interested It ItIs ItIs Itis
Is a remarkable goldcopper mine the theore theore theore
ore being of very high value A smelt smelter ¬
er has been erected on the property propertyand DroDertyand propertyand
and is to be started in the spring The Themine Themine Themine
mine has several millions of dollars in insight Insight insight
sight Not far away on Estes moun mountain mountain mountain ¬
tain the Old Montana mine a gold goldproperty goldproperty goldproperty
property is being reopened by a long longtunnel longtunnel longtunnel
tunnel If this tunnel develops ore at atthe atthe atthe
the great depth at which it is run it itwill itwllJ itwill
will cause a revival of gold mining in inall inall inall
all that section sectionThere sectionThere sectionThere
There has been substantial progress progressin I > rogressIn
in Lemhi county in developing its nu numerous numerous numerous ¬
merous gold districts and it is believed believedthe believedthe believedthe
the county will very soon have a splen splendid splendid splendid ¬
did record of steady production productionZinc productionZinc productionZinc
Zinc at Wood River RiverIn
In the Wood river region there has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been some advance made during the theyear theyear I
year though untoward conditions have haveprevented haveprevented I Iprevented
prevented the development from being beingpushed beingpushed I Ipushed
pushed so far as would have been Jus Justified justUled justitled ¬
titled A feature of the year there has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been the development of a zinc busi business business business ¬
ness There are a number of mines mineswhich mineswhich mineswhich
which carry large percentages of that thatmetal thatmetal thatmetal
metal and several of them have been beenstarted beenstarted beenstarted
started and are being operated suc successfully successtully successfully ¬
cessfully The famous Red Elephant Elephantleadsilver Elephantleadsilver Elephantleadsilver
leadsilver property is being opened on ona ona ona
a broad scale and is likely to restore restorethe restorethe restorethe
the activity of the Bullion section of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the district which has such a fine rec record record record ¬
ord of production productionElmore productionElmore productionElmore
Elmore Elmore county Is particularly inter interesting Interesting interesting ¬
esting at this time At Pine the theFranklin theFranklin theFranklin
Franklin mine has been producing producingsteadily producingsteadily producingsteadily
steadily throughout the year and the thedevelopment thedevelopment thedevelopment
development shows it maintains its itsvalue itsvalue itsvalue
value with depth and is likely to be a ahighly ahighly ahighly
highly profitable property for many manyyears manyyears manyyears
years The cyanide process has been beensuccessfully beensuccessfully beensuccessfully
successfully Introduced Introdu d to treat the thntailings th1taUlngs thetailings
tailings The ore that has been put putthrough putthrough putthrough
through the mill has averaged more morethan morethan morethan
than 20 a ton In gold Other proper properties properties properties ¬
ties in the same district are being de developed developed developed ¬
veloped with satisfactory results resultsMillions resunsMillions resultsMillions
Millions of Ore In Sight SightAtlanta SightAtlanta SightAtlanta
Atlanta camp famous long ago for forIts forIts forits
Its riches is experiencing a revival revivaland revivaland revivaland
and Is again entering the list of pro producers producers producers ¬
ducers The Mammoth has been un under under under ¬
der development for three years and andhas andhas andhas
has 3000000 worth of ore blocked out outThe outThe outThe
The Petit and Tahoma are likewise likewisebeing Ukewlscbeing likewisebeing
being operated with good results The TheMinerva TheMinerva TheMinerva
Minerva a new property has proved provedwonderfully provedwonderfuUy provedwonderfully
wonderfully rich Numerous other otherproperties otherproperties otherproperties
properties there and at Queens river riverand riyerand riverand
and on Black Warrior which are near nearby nearby nearby ¬
by are being put In shape for the In Installation Installation installation ¬
stallation of milling plants A wagon wagonroad wagonroad wagonroad
road is being constructed to give the thecamp thecamp
camp alltheyearround means of oftransportation oftransportation
transportation This road leads up the theBoise theBoise theBoise
Boise riverfrom river from rom Boise The state sup
Idahos New State Capitol Capitolplied Capitolplied Capitolplied
plied half the money 20000 and resi residents residents residents ¬
dents of Boise and Atlanta the other otherhalf otherhalf otherhalf
half halfIn halfIn halfIn
In Neal district the Daisy and Gold GoldEagle GoldEagle GoldEagle
Eagle mines have proved of great greatvalue greatvalue greatvalue
value Both have been considerably considerablydeveloped considerablydeveloped considerablydeveloped
developed during the year and in both bothit bothIt
it is found the ore bodies are far larger largerand largerand largerand
and richer at the lower levels levelsDe levelsDe levelsDe
De Lamar Active Again AgainOwyhee AgainOwyhee AgainOwyhee
Owyhee county long famous for its itsgold itsgold itsgold
gold and silver mines is becoming becomingmore becomingmore becomingmore
more active The old mines are all im improving improving improving ¬
proving and several new ones are be being being being ¬
ing opened At the De Lamar Which at atone atone atone
one time it was proposed to shut down downthe downthe downthe
the recent developments have been so sogood sogood sogood
good that the mill is being overhauled overhauledand overhauledand
and practically reconstructed an im improved improved improved ¬
proved form of the cyanide process be being being being ¬
ing Introduced and the property has hassecured hassecured hassecured
secured another long lease of life In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the Trade Dollar Consolidated devel development development development ¬
opment has shown that the north end endof endof endof
of the property which was supposed supposedbarren supposedbarren supposedbarren
barren Is fully as good as the other otherfrom otherfrom otherfrom
from which so many millions in dividends divi dividends divIdends ¬
dends have been paid There tnew ore oreshoots areshoots oreshoots
shoots have been opened and there is isstill Isstill isstill
still several thousand feet of virgin virginground virginground virginground
ground to be explored The company companyis
is now paying dividends like those of ofIts ofIts ofits
Its earlier history Arrangements are arebeing arebeing arebeing
being completed to pump out the chain chainof chainof chainof
of old mines on War Eagle mountain mountainincluding mountainincluding mountainincluding
including the famous Golden Chariot ChariotA
A long tunnel has been driven into the themountain themountain themountain
mountain 700 feet below the bottom of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the old works When the water shall shallhave shanhave shallhave
have been taken out this tunnel will willbe w111be willbe
be connected with the works above and andthorough andthorough andthorough
thorough exploration of the remaining remainingground remaininggound remainingground
ground Inaugurated Inaugrated The Te danger at attendant attendant attendant ¬
tendant upon an effort efort to tap the Water wa water water ¬
ter from below beow made this plan neces necessary necessar necessary ¬
sary sar The works are ae 1400 140 feet deep deepand deepand deepand
and the water stands 1000 feet deep in inthem inthem inthem
Dredge Drdge Mining In Boise BoiseDredge BoiseDre BoiseDredge
Dredge Dre ge mining has become an a im important important important ¬
portant feature of the old Boise basin basinIn
In Boise county Two dredges have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been in successful operation operaton there and andothers andothers andothers
others are to be started up There Ter are aretwo aretwo aretwo
two others built both of which wore woreidle wereidle woreidle
idle this last summer because of ot lack lackof lackof lackof
of proper power An A electric electio plant Is Isbeing Isbeing isbeing
being completed to supply them Two Twoother Twoother Twoother
other very large machines are to be beput beput beput
put in next season One small smal one will willbe wt willbe
be thrown out leaving five large ones oneswith oneswit oneswith
with wit a capacity capacl y of from 2000 200 to 8000 8000yards SOO 3000yards
yards each The quartz mining of the thecounty thecounty thecounty
county Is also aso making progress some someimportant someImportant someimportant
important developments having avig oc occurred occured occurred ¬
curred cured during the year In the early earlydays ealy ealydays earlydays
days the ledges were worked wor d down to tothe tothe tothe
the limit liit of oxidization oxdizaton and there tere work workceased workceased workceased
ceased Operations Operatons now In progress progressare progess progessare
are designed desiged to open them tem at greater greaterdepth geater geaterdepth greaterdepth
depth In the Pearl Peal camp great geat prog progress progress progress ¬
ress has been made during durng the year in insecuring insecuring insecuring
securing treatment treatent for the th ores on the theground theground theground
ground Cyanide has been Introduced Introducedwith introducewith introducedwith
with hydraulic separation separaton of the slimes slimesThe slmes slmesThe slimesThe
The trial runs have proved satisfac satisfactory satsfac satsfactory satisfactory ¬
tory but the mills miia have not yet been beenIn beenIn beenin
In operation operaton long enough to determine determineexactly deterine deterineexacty determineexactly
exactly exacty what the th results rsults will wl be bePin bePin bePin
Pin Railroad Rairoad Will Wi Help HelpWashington HelpWashington HelpWashington
Washington county mining minng interests interestscontinue interest interestscontinue
continue contnue in good condition conditon In I the theSeven theSeven theSeven
Seven Devils Devis efforts etorts have been made madeto
to reduce the copper ores to matte but butthe butthe butthe
the method metho employed has not proved a asuccess asuccess asuccess
success There is now a prospect that thata tat tata
a branch of the te P I N road rad will wi be beextended beextended beextended
extended to the district in the near nea fu future future future ¬
ture If I that prospect be realized realzed the thedistrict thedistrict thedistrict
district will wi become permanently permanenty pro productive pr productive ¬
ductive ductve The gold mines of the th county countyare
are making progress progess though they have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been held back more mor than was an anticipated a anticipated ¬
ticipated ticipatedIn tcipated tcipatedIn
In Idaho county count the gold mines mine of ofBuffalo ofBufalo ofBuffalo
Buffalo Bufalo Hump Florence Forence and Elk City Cityare Ciy Ciyare Cityare
are promising the Hump now being belnJ a aregular aregular aregular
regular producer Some Srme other district districtare districtarelkewise
are arelkewise likewise giving great geat promise War Warren Warrcn rar rarrEn ¬
ren rEn is reviving There and in that thatvicinity thatviciniy thatvicinity
vicinity viciniy there are ae numerous placer and andquartz ad adquart andquartz
quartz quart mining minng companies operating operatingsome operatng operatngsome
some of them profitably proftbly and others otherswith otherswith otherswith
with prospects prospect of profits proft so soon as asthey asthey asthey
they shall shal equip their mines with withplants wit withplants
plants plantsThe plantsThe plantsThe
The Big Creek Crek district a portion prton of ofthat otthat ofthat
that section secton known low as the ThunderMountain Thunder ThunderMountain Tundr TundrMountain
Mountain region Is likely lkely to become becomeone becomeone becomeone
one of the best bet in the northwest norhwpst The Theledges Te Teledge Theledges
there of immense size and andare andare
ledges ledge thee are immene sie ad adae
are ae highly mineralized These ledges ledgeshave ledgs ledgshave ledgeshave
have been extensively developed in insome innome insome
some instances with results rsuls that are aresurprising ae aesurprising aresurprising
surprising In numerous cases case There Therehas Thee Theehas Therehas
has been no wagon road in there so sofar 50far sofar
far and after ater satisfying satsfyig themselves themselvesof
of the value vaue of their thei properties proprtes most mostof mostof mostof
of the operators have suspended work workuntil workunti workuntil
until unti the te arrival aival of the time tme when ma machinery machinery machinery ¬
chinery can be taken in A road is isnow isnow isnow
now being bing constructed cnstucted half haf by the thestate te testate thestate
state and half by the mining com companies companies cornpanics ¬
panies It I has been be completed with withthe withthe withthe
the exception ecepton of nine miles and will wl be beopen beopen beopen
open for travel early ery in the summer summerThe summerThe summerfihe
The independence idependence ledge In that tat dis district district district ¬
trict is over 200 feet in width It I has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been crosscut with two to tunnels at atconsiderable atconsideable atconsiderable
considerable consideable depth on the Independ Independence ¬
ence property At both places place it I is all allpayable al allpayable
payable ore Elaborate Elabrate tests have havedemonstrated haved6monstrted havedemonstrated
demonstrated d6monstrted that the values can be besaved besaved besaved
saved perfectly perfecty by cyanide The Te av average average average ¬
erage value of the ore is about 36 6 a aton aton aton
ton tonThe
The ledge ledg has beeen traced some fif fifteen fifteen fifteen ¬
teen miles and it shows wel well wherever whereverwork whereverwork whereverwork
work has been doneon done on It It One group
of properties propertes is being developed this thiswinter thiswinter thiswinter
winter The ledge there is over 100 100feed 100feed 100feed
feed In width One On crosscut has been beendriven beendrve beendriven
driven drve across it This Tis shows much muchhigher muchhigher muchhigher
higher values than were met with In Inthe Inthe inthe
the property of the Independence IndependenceWhile Indepndence IndepndenceWhHe IndependenceWhile
While this is perhaps the largest ledge ledgeof
of the district there are a great many manymore mny mnymor manymore
more mor of chenomenal 1henomenal size sizeThunder sizeThunder sizeThunder
Thunder Mountain a Puzzle PuzzleThunder Puzle PuzleTunder PuzzleThunder
Thunder Tunder Mountain proper proper of which whichthe whichthe whichthe
the town of Roosevelt is the center centerproved centerproved centerproved
proved a puzzle for a long time tme and andthere andthere andthere
there has been much disappointment disappointmentThe disappointment
The Dewey mine mie continues to produce produceregularly producereglarly produceregularly
regularly reglarly and profitably but it is so sofar sofar sofar
far the only one to make an output outputMost outputMost outputMost
Most of the operators there were mis misled misled misled ¬
led by the theory that the ore was wasIn wa wasin
In the form of a blanket and all al mined minedwith minedwih minedwith
with wih that tat idea governing them This Thisimpression ThisImpression Thisimpression
impression arose from the fact that thatinnumerable thatinnuerable thatinnumerable
innumerable innuerable fracture planes in the theporphyry theporphy theporphyry
porphyry porphy had been mineralized by ac action acton action ¬
tion ton of mineralized mlneralzedgases gases In some someplaces someplaces someplaces
places this mineralization mineralzation was wa very verypronounced ver verypronounced
pronounced and it was supposed that thatwas thatwa thatwas
wa was the ore body The work broke to tothese tothese tothese
these planes and samples saples taken tnken came camelargely camelargely camelargely
largely from such planes hence the theoperators theoperators theoperators
operators deceived decived themselves themselves When Whenthe Whenthe Whenthe
the Sunnyside mill mU was started it was wasfound wasfound wasfound
found that ore supposed to have a avalue avalue avalue
value of from 10 to 20 did not carry carrymore carrymore carrymore
more than 2 It I was wa a flat failure failureThen faiure faiureThen failureThen
Then Captain Captin John Treweek of Salt SaltLake Sal SaltLake
Lake Lke who came in inv into o the management managementafter managementafter managementafter
after the failure set about solving the theproblem theproblem theproblem
problem of the property He was suc successful successful successful ¬
cessful determining there was a ledge ledgeThis ledgeTis ledgeThis
This Tis he soon found and Is nowopen nowopening nowouening now onen onening
ing immense bodies bodie of ore carrying carring an anaverage anaverage anaverage
average value of 10 0 a ton or better betterThe betterThe betterThe
The mining interests of the state stateshould stte stteshoud stateshould
should shoud not be dismissed without wihout refer reference reference reference ¬
ence to the fact that large coal veins veinshave veinshave veinshave
have been opened opned in the eastern por portion porton portion ¬
tion ton of Fremont county couty and in Lemhi Lemhicounty Lemhicounty Lemhicounty
county These Thee coal coa deposits devosts will w1 be become become become ¬
come available to supply the general generaldemand generaldemand generaldemand
demand only when railway rlway transporta transportation tansporta tansportaton ¬
tion ton shall shal be afforded affordedGeneral aforded afordedGeneral affordedGeneral
General Agricultural Prosperity ProsperityThe ProsperityTe
The Te farmers of Idaho have been ben ex extremely extremely extremely ¬
tremely prosperous prosprous during the year yearCrops yearCrops yearCrops
Crops were good and prices remuner remunerative remuneratve remunerative ¬
ative atve Many May influences have contrib contributed contributed contributed ¬
uted to this result but the
t agricul agriculturists agrcul agrcultrists agriculturists ¬
turists trists have h ve the fertility fertUty of the soil soiland soi soiland
and the abundance abundace of water to thank thankprimarily thankprimly thankprimarily
primarily primly The production of sugar sugarbeets sugarbets sugarbeets
beets bets has ha been ben an important factor in inthose inthose inthose
those localities 10caHtes where it i has been In Introduced intoduced introduced ¬
troduced toduced There are three factories in inthe inthe inthe
the southeastern portion porton of the state stateone state stateones
one at Sugar City Cit one at Idaho Falls Fallsand Fals Falsand Fallsand
and one at Blackfoot That at Black Blackfoot Blackfot Blackfoot
foot fot did not do a very large business businessowing businessown businessowing
owing own to the fact that this was wa the thefirst thefrst thefirst
first frst year The Te other two to have pur purchased 1mrchased purchased ¬
chased 140000 tons of beets for whichthey which whichthey whichthey
they have paid 450 a ton on board boardthe boardthe boardthe
the cars cas or delivered delvered by team at the theworks theworks theworks
works That industry industr has had a won wonderful wonderful wonderful ¬
derful effect etect upon upn conditions conditon in all that thatregion iregion i iregon
region regon and this tis is reflected in the val value valu vatue ¬
ue u of lands lads Property Poperty worth no more morethan morethan morethan
than 20 an acre before the factories factorieswere factore factorieswere
were built now readily readiy commands commads from
75 to 100 This rise in values extends extendsover extendsover j jover
over practically practcaly that entire entre section sectionadding secton sectonading sectionadding
adding ading hundreds hundeds of thousands of dol dollars dOllars dollars ¬
lars to the tangible wealth wealh of the thefarmina th thfi thefarming
farming fi community communityThe communit I IThe
The industry Inutry of making beet sugar is isIn isIn Isin
In the hands hads of the same men who whocontrol whocontrol I Icontrol
control it in Utah They look upon uponIdaho uponIdaho I IIdao
Idaho Idao as their thei most promising field fieldand fieldand fieldand
and contemplate putting in several severalmore severalmore severalmore
more factories immediately Two have havealready havealready havealready
already been contracted for These Theseare Theseare Theseare
are to be In the Boise and Payette val valleys valleys valleys ¬
leys one at Nampa and the other at atPayette atPayete atPayette
next Payette Payete falL tu fallAll Both are to be b in i operation operationnext operaton operatonnext operationnext
All Al Crops Crps Do Well WellOrdinary Wel WellOrdinary
Ordinary Ordinr crops croD yield abundantly abundantlygrains abUndant abundantlygrains 1
grains gan being big particularly heavy heav In Inthe Inte Inthe
the te great geat wheat belt of the north the theyield theyield theyield
yield was large many may fields running runningup rnning rnningup
up to fifty fty bushels to the te acre That Is Isthe Isthe isthe
the principal pricipal product Prduct of Latah and andNez andNez andNez
Nez Perce counties countes and an Important Importantfactor impnrtantfactor importantfactor
factor in i the Industry of Idaho coun county county county ¬
ty Wherever Werever a plow and reaper can cango cango cango
go wheat Is sown with wih the result that thatthe thattlle thatthe
the hills hUs and plains as well wel are arecrowned arecrowed arecrowned
crowned crowed with wih the golden grain gain Heavy Heavyyields Heavyyieds Heavyyields
yields yieds of wheat were also reported reportedfrom reportedfrom reportedfrom
from Fremont Femont county and all al the theother theother theother
other irrigated Irrigted sections sectons of the state stateThe stateTe stateThe
The Te crop Is not grown extensively in inthe inthe inthe
the Boise Bole valley valey but bt fields felds where the thegrain thegain thegrain
grain gain was wa planted made records recrds of offifty offifty offifty
fifty bushels to the acre while In some someInstances someinstances someinstances
Instances 100 bushels of oats were werethreshed werethreshed were werethreshed
threshed threshedThe threshedTe threshedThe
The Te hay crop > was good through the theentire theentre theentire
entire entre southern portion porton of the state and andit ad adit andit
it has generally generaly been sold at from 4 4to 4to 4to
to 6 a ton Alfalfa Afala yields ields three crops cropsmaking cropsmaking cropsmaking
making from seven to ten tons to the theacre theacre theacre
acre Production Producton of alfalfa alala seed Is be becoming beoming becoming ¬
coming an important branch of the thebusiness thebusiness thebusiness
business in the Boise valley After Afterthe Afterthe Afterthe
the first crop of hay is cut the field feld is isleft isleft isleft
left to go to seed and yields from sev seven seven seven ¬
en to ten bushels worth 6 a bushel bushelThe bushelThe bushelThe
The Boise valley valey seed is in demand all allover aUover allover
over the west while whie there are stand standing stand standing standlug ¬
ing orders here for all that can be se secured se secured secured ¬
cured for shipment aboad to be used usedfCHyelnsr usedpurvoses usedf
fCHyelnsr f 74yeing purposes purvoses
The fruit frui crop was wa abundant and of offine offine offine
fine quality qualty while wh1e prices were unusu unusually unusually unusually ¬
ally good god Many cars of prunes sold soldat soldat soldat
at from 1200 to 1400 each in the New NewYork NewYrk NewYork
York market Apples Apple commanded a agood agood agood
good price some being sold in New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York as high as 3 a box The Boise Boisevalley Boisevaley Boisevalley
valley valey is rapidly becoming famous as asa asa
a producer of winter apples and in inother inother inother
other localities localtes where care is taken in inthe inthe inthe
the production producton of the crop crCp the fruit is islikewise islkewise islikewise
likewise lkewise of a character that makes maes a aready aready aready
ready market for it itAn itAn itAn
An interesting Interestng development of the thepast thepast thepast
past few years is in connection connecton with withdry withdry withdry
dry farming in the irrigated counties countiesIt countes countesI
It I is found grains can be grown suc successfully successfuly successfully ¬
cessfully cessfuly over large areas heretofore heretoforebelieved heretoforebeleved heretoforebelieved
believed beleved to be useless This Tis has beentrue been beentrue beentrue
true in the southeast and at nearly all allpoints aUpoints allpoints
points having some considerable alti altitude aI altitude ¬
tude t1de During the past pst season good goodcrops goodcrps goodcrops
crops crps crops of wheat were grown gown on Camas Camasprairie Camasprairie Camasprairie
prairie in Blaine county without wlhoutirr Irri Irrigation irrigation ¬
gation the yield being thirtyfive thirtyfivebushels thirtYfivebushels thirtyfivebushels
bushels to the acre acreStock acreStock acreStock
Stock Industry Succeeds SucceedsStockmen SucceedsStockmen SucceedsStockmen
Stockmen have had pronounced success suc success success ¬
cess during the year This has been beenparticularly beenpartcularly beenparticularly
particularly partcularly true of the sheep she p owners ownersThese ownersThese ownersThese
These have reaped a n harvest harvest Wool Woolcommanded Woolcommaded Woolcommanded
commanded commaded very high prices and mut mutton mutton mutton ¬
ton Bheep p eep and lambs have sold at remarkably re rem rem
m markably > rkably 1kably remunerative remuneratve figures The Theweather Theweather Theweather
weather conditions condItons were very propitious pro propitious propitious ¬
pitious throughout the season seaon and the theIndustry theIndustry theindustry
Industry is in better condition conditon than at atany atany atany
any other time tme in many years The Thewool Thewool Thewool
wool clip amounted to 20000000 20OoOG pounds poundsduring poundsduring poundsduring
during the season there were 1000000 1000000sheep 100000 100000sheep 1000000sheep
sheep and lambs shipped to eastern easternmarkets easter easternmarkets
markets and there are 2500000 winter winterIng wintering wintering
Ing in the state stateLumbering stateLumbering stateLumbering
Lumbering Business BusinessLumbering BusinessLumberng BusinessLumbering
Lumbering Lumberng is rapidly becoming one oneof oneof oneof
of the Important Industries of the thestate thesate thestate
state sate Eastern Eatern lumbermen have pur1 pur1chased pur purchased purchased
chased tens of thousands of acres of oftimber ofUmber oftimber
timber lands and several companies are areerecting areerectng areerecting
erecting erectng large plants The Industry Industryhas industryhas industryhas
has been in full swing in Kootenai Kootenaicounty Kootenaicount Kootenaicounty
county count for two or three years The TheWeyerhauser TheWeyerhauser TheWeyerhauser
Weyerhauser syndicate s ndlcate Is now build building buid buidIng building ¬
ing one of the largest larget mills mUs in Latah Latahcounty Latahcounty Latahcounty
county that is to t be founa on the thecoast thecoast thecoast
coast In connection connecton with wih the plant a arailway arailway arailway
railway is being constructed some fif fifty fifty fifty ¬
ty miles mies in length lengthAt lengthAt lengthAt
At Boise the Barber Lumber company com company company ¬
pany has completed a plant that will willcut w1 willcut
cut 50000000 feet a year This com company company company ¬
pany has invested in plant and tim timber tm tmber timber ¬
ber about 750000 It contemplates the thebuilding thebuiding thebuilding
building buiding of some lumbering railways railwaysbut raiways raiwaysbut railwaysbut
but for the present preent it will wl float itstimber its itstimber is istmbe
timber tmbe down the Boise river riverThe riverThe riverThe
The Payette Lumber Manufactur Manufacturing ¬
ing company has enormous enormous quantities quantitiesof quanttes quanttesof
of standing timber tmber It I has expended expendeda
a very large sum in improving the thePayette thePayete thePayette
Payette Payete river for the floating of its itslogs it itslogs
logs The company has not yet erected erecteda
a plant nor is it known where this will willbo wi willbe
be located locatedLarge locatedLrge locatedLarge
Large Lrge mills mis are also to be put In Inat Inat inat
at Lewlston by the same interests interestsas
as they own great tracts of white whie pine pineon pineon pineon
on the Clearwater and Its tributaries tributariesElectrical tributarie tributarieElectrical tributariesElectrical
Electrical Development DevelopmentLarge DevelopmentLarge DevelopmentLarge
Large mountain streams make Idaho Idahoan
an ideal region for the generation generaton of ofelectrical ofelectrical ofelectrical
electrical power and rapid development develop development development ¬
ment along those lines lnes is now in progress pro progress ro rogress ¬
gress There Is one great plant on the theSnake theSnake theSnake
Snake at Swan Falls Fals and another at atAmerican atAerican atAmerican
American Aerican Falls Fals Another Is going In Inat inat inat
at Shoshone Falls Fals and several others othersA othersA othersA
It is particularly partcularly gratifying gratfying to know knowthat kow kowthat knowthat
that the AllisChalmers AUsChalmers company hasdecided has hasdecided hasdecided
decided to make Salt Lake a large office officeand ofce ofceand officeand
and to carry a line of machinery repre representing representng representing ¬
senting sentng many of the products which whichthey whl whichthey h hthey
they manufacture They also propose proposeto
to have salesmen hero who are engin engineers engineers engineers ¬
eers and are able to represent the vari various various various ¬
ous lines lnes of special machinery viz vizcement vizcement vizcement
cement machinery coal mining minin machin machinery machinery machinery ¬
ery Corliss Corls engines including blowing blowing1hoisting blowinghoistng blowinghoisting
hoisting hoistng and pumping flour mill ml ma machinery machiner machinery ¬
chiner chinery hydraulic machinery which in includes includes ineludes ¬
cludes turbines and Impulse wheels wheelselectrical wheelselectrical wheelselectrical
electrical machinery machiery which includes includesboth includesbth includesboth
both bth alternating alternatng and direct current ap apparatus apparatus apparatus ¬
paratus power transmission machin machinery machiner machinery ¬
ery er and ad saw mill machinery machineryThe
The last year and a half haf the Allls AlllsChalmers AUs AUsChalmers AllisChalmers
Chalmers company has made mde great greatchanges geat geatchages greatchanges
changes chages In the personnel peronel of its it com company company company ¬
pany The name AlllsChalmers A1sCalmers does doesnot doesnot doesnot
not represent any particular partcular individual indvdual
New Ne President AllisChalmers AlsChalmer Co Cothat Cothat Cothat
that has ha direct charge of the affairs affairsof afairs afairsof
It Is simply name namethat namethat
of the company smply a nae naethat
that formerly represented Individuals Individualswho individualswho individualswho
who were actively actvely connected with wih the theconcern theconcern theconcern
concern Mr r W V J Chalmers formerly formerlyconnected formerlyconnected I Iconnected
connected with wih Fraser Faser Chalmers Chalmershas I Ihas
has retired retred altogether alogether and the Alllses Alllsesare Alses Alsesare Allisesare
are no longer connected connectedMr
Mr K H Whitesude leude formerly of the theWestlnghouse theWestnghouse theWestinghouse
Westinghouse Westnghouse company is the one man manwho manwho manwho
who has caused cause the AlllsChalmers AlllsChalmerscompany AlChalmers AlChalmerscompany AllisChalmerscompany
company to make the wonderful wonderul strides stridesIt stridesI
It has ha made the last year In July
1904 I he entered the t employ of the Allls AlllsChalmers Als AlsChalmers AllisChalmers
Chalmers company as a general generl sales salesmanager salesmanager salesmanager
manager His abilities ablte have been beenshown beenshown beenshown
shown by the many difficult difcul taskswhich tasks taskswhich taks takswhich
which he has satisfactorily satsfactorIy accomplished accom accomplished accomJUshed ¬
plished JUshed Among the tasks were eae eaeconsolidation eneconsolidation e econsoUdaUon
consolidation of the old and new m mterests nlterests n nterests
terests and the enlargement of the en entire enUre entire ¬
tire organization organizaton and the organization organizationof orgnizaton orgnizatonof
of the sales department Both under undertakings undertakings undertakings ¬
takings might well wel have discouraged dls ourged a aless aless aless
less determined man His recent elec election ele election ¬
tion ton as president of the company compay of offered offered offered ¬
fered a very good opportunity opportuniy for mak making making making ¬
ing public 1ublc for the benefit benett of those who
tl tlare
are likely lkely to t be installed inftaI d at at t other falls fallsalong faUsaong fallsalong
along aong the stream In fact the vast vastwater vastwater vastwater
water power of the Snake S SInhke k seems like likely lke lkely likely ¬
ly to be utilized utlzed to supply outside outsidepoints outsidepoints outsidepoints
points including Salt Sl Lake Lake and for forthis forthis forthis
this purpose the available sites sies have haveall havE haveall
all been taken up while whIe negotiations negotiationsare negotitons negotitonsare
are well wel in hand looking to the finan financing financing financing ¬
cing of the undertakings undertakingsOn undertakig
On the upper Snake other projects projectsare projecs projecsare
are being promoted by strong people peopleand peopleand peopleand
and it i seems probable prolable there will w1 soon soonbe soonbe soonbe
be enough power of that kind gene generated generated generated ¬
rated along that river to drive all the themachinery themachiner themachinery
machinery machiner and operate all al the rail railways ranways railways ¬
ways within wihin reach of the te plants As Asthere A Athere Asthere
there IP i practically pracUcaly no limit lmi to the distance dis distance dlBtace ¬
tance tace the te power can ca be be transmitted transmittedit transmited transmitedIt
it is likely lkely southern Idaho will wl soon 90 be boan bean bean
an electrical region with wih all its Is ma machinery machinery machinery ¬
chinery driven by the mysterious m teriouB cur current current current ¬
rent This will w1 be largely drawn dawn from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the Snake but plants plant on other streams streamswill streamswl streamswill
will wl add materially to the to sum total totalof totl totlof totalof
of the available avalable energy energ There is one oneon oneon oneon
on the Payetto Payete and one one on the Boise Boisowhile BolspwhUe Boisewhile
while two more are going in on the theformer theformer theformer
former stream stre There are smaller smallerplants smaler smalerplants smallerplants
plants at numerous points point all al con contributing contrbutng contributing ¬
tributing trbutng their share toward towad the grand grandtotal grnd grndtotal grandtotal
total of electric power for Qr the needs needsof needsof needsof
of the state stateRailway stateRaiway stateRailway
Railway Raiway Prospects Bright BrightThe BrightThe BrightThe
The state seems destined detne to secure securemuch securemuch securemuch
much benefit from the railway ralway exten extensions extensions oxtensions ¬
sions which are now in prospect Tho ThoOregon ThoOregon TheOregon
Oregon Short Line has built sixty miles milesfrom mUe milesfrom
from Minidoka Minidoka to Twin Falls Fals This line lineIs lne lneis lineis
Is to be extended sixteen slxteenmUes miles to the thenew thenew thenew
new town of Buhl and may continue continueto contnue contnueto
to a connection connecton with wih the present preent main mainline mainUne mainline
line at Glenns Ferry Ferr That company companyhas compay compayhas companyhas
has also iegn begun the building buIdlng of an ex extension extension extension ¬
tension of the Fremont Femont county line lineto lne lneto lineto
to Yellowstone Yelowstone Park Prk a section secton of some someeighteen Bore Boreeighteen someeighteen
eighteen miles having already been beencompleted beencompleted beencompleted
completed It I is the Intention to push pushit pushit
it right on to the park early ealy in the thespring thespring thespring
spring springThere springThere springThere
There is no doubt that the Chicago ChicagoMilwaukee Chicagolwauke ChicagoMilwaukee
Milwaukee lwauke St Paul will w1 extend extendacross extendacros extendacross
across acros the state stte to the coast coat going goingby goingb goingby
by b way of Lewlston It is also aso be believed beleved believed ¬
lieved leved the Northwestern will w1 reach out outfor outfor outfor
for the coast by the southern route routereaching routereaching routereaching
reaching Boise Boh f in crossing the state stateThe stateThe stateThe
The Pacific Idaho Northern is I be being being beIng ¬
ing extended northward norhwad from Council Counciland Counci Counciland
and will wi reach Meadows eadows In the te spring springThere springThere springThere
There Is some somemystery mystery about this line lineand Hneand lineand
and it is thought in many may quarters it ithas Itha ithas
has ha secured secure strong backing backng and will willbuild wi willbuild
build buid on northward to a a connection connectionwith connecton connectonwih connectionwith
with wih one of the northern roads in the thevicinitv thevlcinlv thevicinity
vicinity vlcinlv of Grangevllle GrangevllleThere GrngevUe GrngevUeThere GrangevilleThere
There are ae numerous numerou railway ralwa promo promotions promotonsOne promotions ¬
tions tonsOne One of these which seems to tohave tohave tohave
have solid sold foundation foundaton is for the con construction constructon construction ¬
struction structon of a line from Boise to Win Winnemucca Winnemucc Winnemucca
nemucca nemucc where connection connecton will wl be bemade bemade bemade
made with the Southern Pacific
Souther Pacitc or orWestern orWestern orWestern
Western Pacific Another likewise likewiseshowing Ukewiseshowing likewiseshowing
showing much vitality vltlty has a line lne be between between between ¬
tween Butte Bute and Boise as its Is object objectFor objectFor objectFor
For the latter a survey was made mae du during during during ¬
ring the summer and fall a a surpris surprisingly srpris srprisingly surprisingly ¬
ingly good line lne being found foundNew foundNew foundNew
New Capitol Building BuildingAt BuJdlng BuJdlngAt
At the last session of the te legisla legislature legislatre legislature ¬
ture tre the construction cnstucton of the new capi capltol capitol capitol
tol at Boise was authorized and work workis
is now under way This building buiding will willcost wi willcost
cost about 1500000 when completed completedIt completed
It I is to occupy oCCUy two blocks of ground groundOne gound goundOne groundOne
One of these is the te site of the pres present pr prent present ¬
ent building buldmg and the other Is 1 immediately Immedi Immediately immed ¬
ately west having been purchased purchaed by bythe bythe y ythe
the state from frm the school district The Thesite Thesite Thesite
site has a frontage fronte of o 670 feet feetdo fet fetdo feetdo
do not n know kow him as well wel as do his busi business business usi usiness ¬
ness associates asociates the te qualities qua1tes which whichhave whichhave whichhave
have brought brught him ht such success Mr MrWhlteside MrWhiteide MrWhiteside
Whlteside Whiteide Is a man who makes himself himselffelt hself hselffelt himselffelt
felt felt not merely as manager of one onecompany onecompany onecompany
company or vice president of another anotherbut aother aotherbut anotherbut
but as to his personality personalityIt persnaiy persnaiyI
It I may be of interest to note some someof Bore Boreof someof
of the large contracts contrats this company companyhas compar comparhas companyhas
has taken since the 1st of September SeptemberIn Septembr SeptembrI
In I the hydraulic hydraulc department departmentAt
At Los Angeles Calms Cal CalThe The Edison EdisonElectric EdisonElectric EdisonElectric
Electric company comJany four twin horizontal horizontalimpulse horizont horizontalimpulse
impulse wheels with wih deflecting defiectn nozzles nozzle
10750 H P each eachAt eachAt eachAt
At Duluth Minn Mlnrat MinnGreat Great Northern NorthernPower NorthernPower NorthernPower
Power company three vertical v rUc single singlecase singlecae singlecase
case cae turbines 13000 1300 H P each eachAt eachAt eachAt
At Charlotte Charotte N C CThe The Southern SouthernPower SouthernPower SouthernPower
Power company six twin twn horizontal horizontalturbines horizont horizontalturbines
turbines of 6200 H P each eachNiagara eachNiaga eachNiagara
Niagara Niaga Falls Fals Power company cmpa the thereconstruction thereonstucton thereconstruction
reconstruction reonstucton of five fve vertical vertc turbines turbinesof trbines trbinesof
of fiftyjive fityve H P each eachThe eachThe eachThe
The electrical electrica department has been beenequally beeneualy beenequally
equally eualy successful successful Recently Recent an order orderwas orderwas orderwas
was placed with the AlllsChalmers AlllsChalmerscompany A1lChalmer AllisChalmerscompany
company by Greater Greter New York for fOI ten tenSOO
800 H P electric motors motor direct con connected conneted connected ¬
nected neted to centrifugal centrifugl pumps pums for the thoauxiliary the11ar theuxiliary
11ar auxiliary fire fre system for pumping salt saltwater slt sltwater saltwater
waterThe waterThe water waterThe
The mining and crushing machinery machinerydepartment machiner machinerydepartment
department eartment has also aso had a very ver suc successful successful suecessful ¬
cessful year both in the cement line lineand Uneand lineand
and and In I the mining machinery proper properSome properSome roperBore
Some Bore very largecontracts large contracts have been beenplaced beenplaced beenplaced
placed for big cement plants plats in Kan Kansas Kansas Kansas ¬
sas Among Aong those which are ae strictly strictlymining stricty strictymining strictlymining
mining machinery machiner and of particular Tartcular in interest interest interest ¬
terest to Salt Lake is i that of the Ne Nevada Nevada Nevada ¬
vada vada Consolidated Consoldated Copper Coper company compay at atEly atEly atEly
Ely Nev This contract contrct Included the thecomplete thecmplete thecomplete
complete cmplete smelter smeler installation instalation together togetherwith togetherwih togetherwith
with wih the power equipment equipmentSalt equipent equipentSalt equipmentSalt
Salt Lake is a territory terior that has hs a awonderful awonderful awonderful
wonderful future futuxe especially in the line lineof 1ne 1neof lineof
of machinery mahiner that thatls Is manufactured mautactured by bythis byts bythis
this ts concern concer end End they ought to be very verysuccessful ver verysuccessful
successful 6uccessfu in securingsome securing some of the fu future futur future ¬
ture tur business busines that is i to be had here in inthis i itIs inthis
this tIs territory terrtor The district covered cvered toy toythe bythe y ythe
the Salt Sat Lake Le office ofce is quite qule an exten extensive extensive extensivo ¬
sive one Including l cJu lng all p 91lt o > Utah h the theeastern theeatern theeastern
eastern eatern portion porion of Nevada Idaho Idao and andMontana andMontana andMontana
Continued d from Page Pag 7 7had 7had 7had
had a plan on foot foot but some of the thestockholders thestockholders thestockholders
stockholders object to mining and andrailroading andrlroadlng andrailroading
railroading rlroadlng at the same sae time tme so legal legalcomplications legl leglcompUcatons legalcomplications
complications compUcatons have ensued and there thereis
is no telling te1ng at this writing writng what will willbecome w1 willbecome
become of that proposition propositon If I it Is Isabandoned isabandoned isabandoned
abandoned Senator Clark may run his hisroadway hisroaway hisroadway
roadway roaway through to Goldfield Goldeld from the thesouth thesouth thesouth
south In any ny event there Is bound to tobe tobe tobe
be continuous railroad rairoad building buiding in inNevada inNevada inNevada
Nevada this year yearThree yearThree yearThree
Three towns townsRhyolte townsRhyolite Rhyolite Bullfrog Bulfrog and andBeatty ad adBeatyrival andBeattyrival
Beatty Beatyrival Beattyrival rival each other in claiming claimingto olamlng olamlngto
to be the center of business busines In the theBullfrog theBulfrog theBullfrog
Bullfrog Bulfrog district distrct Each has ha some dis distinct distinct distinct ¬
tinct claim clim for preference As a mat matter matter matter ¬
ter of fact all al of them are to become becomepermanent becomepermanent becomepermanent
permanent cities no doubt There are aregreat aregreat aregreat
great and permanent mines there Just Justnow Justnow Justnow
now the center of Interest appears to tobe tobe tobe
be upon Bonanza Bona = mountain mountainThats mountainThats
0 0Thats
Thats Because He Didnt Know Him HimWashington Himahington HimWashington
Washington ahington Star StanGovernor StarG StarGovernor
Governor G eror Ponnypacker is a strong ad admirer adof adminer ¬
miner of Benjamin In Franklin FrankJn Franklin Franklinwas Fr Franklinwas akUn akUnwas
was not only onJ r a great gret newspaper man manbut manbut manbut
but he nevor treated teated Mr Ponnypacker Ponnypackerwith Pennypackerwih
with wih the te faintest fantest disrespect dsresIect

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