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ADS IN NOW $ 1.00 Gets the EXAMINER from now till Jan. next VOL. VI. MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE I 1900. No. 14. NOUNAN COPPER FIELDS. Plenty of good ore in sigmt. fluch Prospecting Shows the Whole County to be Mineralized With Copper. The writer accompanied Wm. Chapman to Nounan one day last week, to see the country about which considerable has lately been said of. Arriving on the ground the first place we visited was the claims of the Montpelier company. A great deal of work has been done on this proposition in the way of driving tunnels. The upper one was sunk on the ledge and good ore wao- found. The owners then decided to run a drift lower down on the mountain to tap the ledge.' This tunnel is in some four hund red feet and it is thought the vein will be struck in the next twentyr five feet. When it is the owners are confident they will have a good paying proposition; all indications tend to confirm their belief. The country rock" here seems to be blue lime and quartzite. Work will be pushed alqpg . in the tunnel during the summer. The ore is copper carrying some'gold and sil ver. 44 Close by this claim is the new strike recently made by M. F. Whitman. Here.he has taken out some wonderfully rich copper ore. The cut is not in far enough to demonstrate just what kind of lead will develop, but certainly, with such good outcrops, there is more than ordinary for encouragement in developing the strike. All about these claims are loca tions showing copper, with some gold and silver. Going northward we encountered the mine owned by Judge White and Alf Budge. Here we found a shaft 50 feet deep, which shows a lead of ore cat tying plenty of cop The dump from this mine is no country rock per. à beauty, having - This^pt of ore is to 4>e sort In it, cd by the company, who have re ntly bonded the property, and It is the best shipped for a test, copper dump we have seen any where A contract -was recently let to sink the shaft 50 feet deeper and James Lindsay will do the All over the surface of this can be said of work. claim, and the same the whole section, there are copper boulders. Copper outerops are to be seen everywhere, showing that the wholé region is thoroughly im pregnated with it. In mostall the claim 9 ire also to be found gold and silver. Near by Judge White's claim are those belonging to Messrs. J. F. and Ed O'Connor, Joe Fuller and Geo. Lindsay. Considering the limited amount of work done, they show up fine prospects. Like all the rest, copper is the predominat ing mineral. The owners intend to do considerable more develop ment work on their ground this summer. As we have said the general trend of the country is alike, both in mineral and country rock." While not enough has been done 4.0 demonstrate how rich the claims 44 will prove to be, enough is shown to warrant pushing development work. It is confidently expected that when the water level is reach ed, that still better values in cop» per, at least, will be found. If this proves true Nounan will come for ward as a great copper producer, and that too at no distant day. A /lodern Creamery. While going to Nöunan the other day the Examiner scribe stopped at the Anderson Creamery, situated neat the bridge over Bear river be tween Georgetown and Nounan. C. J. Anderson, the owner was home, and cordially welcomed us. It was cleaning up day," he said, but, to us, it looked as though every thing had already been through that process, as the floor, tanks, and in fact everything, was as as bright and clean as a new pin. Mr. Ander son prides himself on the cleanliness of his creamery and unexpected visitors, as we were, are always welcome, for he is always prepared for their searching eyes. Of the plant proper, it will be seen, at a glance, that it is modern and complete in every way. Every thing is new, and no obselete machinery or methods arc used. A fifteen horse power boiler gene rates the steam for a six horse power engine, and also for the making of the cheese and other things that steam is used for around a cream ery. The vats, churn, cheese press, pumps, milk testers, '>• etc., are all especially adapted to the work and are conveniently arranged. Hot and cold water is conveyed all over 44 the building in pipes. The water is taken from one of the finest springs in the state. The drainage is splendid and nothing in the way of filth is allowed on the premises. Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the Wisconsin agricultural college, and is therefore a scientist in his business. He tests every bit of milk that is used, knows all about microbes of all kinds, understands the relation of temperature and humidity to be had in a creamery, and in fact makes a study of the scientific, as well as practical meth ods oi his vocation. All sorts of thermometers and other kinds of meters are found-in different parts of the building, on which the pro prietor keeps a strict, eye. A fine large store room, with a cold stor age addition, is found on the lower floor. The upper front part of the building is cosily 1 furnished for the home of Mr. and Mrs^ Anderson. The creamery business has under gone a decided revolution in the past , few years, and anyone Who would like to aoe a modern, up-to date, creamery ought to visit Mr. Anderson's place. One will be as tonished at the amount of machinery necessary now-a-days to make gilt edged butter or first class cheese. Need not Deposit Juror Fees. An opinion was handed down by the supreme court Tuesday f revers ing the judgment of the loipcr court in. the case of C. B. Randall, re» spondent, vs. Charles R. Kelsey et al. appellants, from Elmore county. The court holds a probate judge has no authority to require a litigant to deposit jurors' fees as a condition precedent to the right to have a jury trial. The opinion is as follows. This action was brought in the probate court of- Elmore county to recover $48.25. answered putting in issue the ma terial allegations of the complaint and by way of cross complaint set up an alleged cause of action against the plaintiff. When the cause came on for trial the defendant demanded a jury. The court thereupon refus ed to issues venire for a jury unless tlm defendant would deposit with the court sufficient money* to pay fees of the jurors. The defendant refused !o make such deposit and the court proceeded to try the case without a jury and thereafter enter The defendant éd judgment in favor of the plain tiff. The defendant thereupon took àn appeal from said judgment question^ df law alone, to the dis trict court by which court said judgment wa's affirmed. This ap peal is from the judgment. The only Question for decison is, did the probate court have power under:the law to require the defend ant to deposit sufficient money to pay the jurors' fees, as a condition precedent to the right to have a jury trial. . *. on We answer this question in the negative. We have no statute re quiring the deposit of jurors', fees with the court as a conditionpre cedent to the right of a party to have a jury in cases that come un der justice oourt praotice. Nor have we any statute authorising courts to make a rule to thkt effect. Many of the states have statutes authorizing the courts to require a deposit of jurors' fees as a condi tion precedent to the right to have à jury trial und a number- of the cited by counsel for respond ent in support of his position arc uilder Such statutes »nd for that reason are not in print. Section Cl 88, R. S., and the apendatoryj thereof (session laws 1899, p; 284) providfes that jurors in justices' ^pd probate courts arfc. entitled to receive $8 per day for ach day actually engaged in the rial of accuse, and that such fee* shall be taxed as costs against the opposing' ptarty. Now if the law contemplated and required jurors' fees to be paid in advance and the losing party has already paid them, why tax them against such party? Why tax them at all? That provision of the statute would indicate that a deposit of such fees was not intended as » pre requisite tp the right to trial by jury. cases act : The law of this state permits eer-% tain officers and witnesses to demand their fees in advance, and they need not perform the desired ser vice until such fees be,paid, but such is not the law when applied to a litigent where a jury is desired. The judgment of the trial court is reversed aud the cause remanded for further proceedings. Costs of this appeal arè awarded to the ap pellant. .—Statesman. The Examiner $1.24 per annum.