EIGHT PAG HS
MONTPELIER. IDAHO, FRIDA Y. DECEMBER 12. 1902.
N . 42
IN THE COPPER BELT.
Many Properties Are Being Developed this Winter
Elk Mining Company«
This week the Elk Minin
company started a force of
men to work on their group of claims in the copper belt.
The splendid outlook of other properties along that belt in
duced the Elk people to start work. They have p group of
most promising claims and work so far done, confirms the
belief that rich properties will be opened by them.
They expect to continue work all winter on their claims
and by spring hope to have such a showing
Claire Mining Company«
The Claire company are pushing work steadilv on their
\ f ^ a, e * °" a U>t ° f hl * h - rade ° re *
While the EXAMIER is unable to say what was realized
from the car of ore recently shipped, yet we understand the
returns were so satisfactory that work will be prosecuted
with more vigor than ever during the winter.
Copper King Mining Company« .
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Tne Copper K.ns company have beer, dom* a great a
mount of work this fall and winter and everything looks
most favorable on their claims. Another contract will he
let shortly and the shaft pushed farther down.
St« Julian Mining Company«
This eompanj T which is developing the ''Pegram" Mines
have done a vast amount of work and the showing is said toi
justify all the money spent there. The company is com-1
posed of California capitalists, and they will push develop
ment work steadily along. A smelter, mill and other things
Thia company hopes to be able shortly to put a hijr for<-e
of men at work in the bottom of the main shaft.
are expected for this property in the spring.
Montpelier Mining Company«
hoist will he provided and other necessary machinery in
stalled by spring, so that work can go steadily ahead. They
have much ore on the dump that could be successfully treat
ed if a copper matte smelter were close at hand. The deal
that was on tapis providing for the erection of a smelter, has
temporarily fallen through. The project maj' be taken up
The shaft on this property is being sunk as rapidly as*
possible and is now down J00 feet. Crosscuts will be run
next and the lead thoroughly developed at this depth. This
company like the rest, is arranging to work all winter.
In the Salt Lake Tribune's guess- ,
ing contest on the vote of Idaho, j
Utah and Wyoming, G. C. Gray j
won two prizes, $2 and 50 cents re
speotively, Steve Staley won four
or five running from 88 cents to 66
cents. Hannah McCowan of Ben
nington got $20, and others in the
valley received from 88 cents to $2.
A 10 year old boy in Eureka, Utah,
won $10,000, he guessing the exact
vote of the three states, 169,181.
To Reclaim Idaho Lands«
Another big deal which eon tem
plates the expenditure of > 1 . 600,000
and the «reclamation of 270,000
acres of fine agricultural land in
Idaho is pending in this oity, with
Levery prospect that it will be con
summated within the next few days.
The principals to the deal are the
Twin Falls Land and Water
°k whlch ^. l . ller and
!on the one side, and F. H. Suhl of
j Sharon, Pa., and his associates, on
J the other. Mr. Buhl and other
capitalists associated with him, if
the deal goes through, will dam the
Snake river at Twin Falls and turn
the water out upon the land at that
point by means of numerous canals
and ditches and thus open 270, OOo
at , ree of #ne la „ d J „ettlement.
Tne preliminary survey of the,nop
osition is now being made by the
engineers of the Eastern capitalists,
and if the report is favorable the
deal will bo closed.—Salt Lake !
0 n Saturday evening the City
Council at their regular meeting
j considered the matter of granting a
franchise for the erection ol an elec
j trical plant for the city of Paris,
i On the same evening a mass meet
i ing of the citizens of this place
j held in the Court House tor the pur
pose of considering the matter, a d
! vi.ing their representative, of the
Electric Light For Paris.
city council how they viewed the
proposition and express their opin
ion as the ordinance which the city
council expects to pass unless rea
801,8 are add «^ed why the franchise
8hoald not ^ granted.
i w ® fav ° r the proposition to fight
our city with electricity. We are
behind the times in not having it
here, ere pow, and we hope that the
present offer will be accepted, with
8UC ^ modifications as the council
may see fit. We would much rath
er see the city own and control its
own plant, even if the city bad to
** bonded to put it in, but this
lhat the «-'»tiaens would want to
k° nd the city for auch purpose now.
submitted to the people and they
refused, and there is no evidence
Chattel Mortgage Decision«
. The supreme court of Idaho has
decided a chattel mortgage
A'botbi building* Afiktea io land
and held and conveyed -with tne
land upon which it stands as real
estate, cannot thereafter* »by
agreement of the parties^ become a
chattel or personal property and
legally incumbered by a chattel
mortgage, until after its severance
from the land.
"A chattel mortgage on real es
tate creates no lien thereon, as the
provisions of section 8385, revised
statutes, as amended, are a prohibi
tion against mortgaging real estate
by chattel mortgage.
Troubles of His Own«
Surveyor General Ernest G.
Eagleson is not a very happy feder
al office holder these days and he,
like other people, has "troubles of
his own." When Joseph Perrault
retired his chief clerk, Baraford
Mr. Eagleson met this condition by
Wv.ng to the «'ha.
N. P.ynion, . democrat,
a,,d officient clerk,
ho has been acting chief ebik, per
forming the duties of that position
! * n a manner satisfactory to Gv»neral
Eagleson and the office in general,
promotion made a
change all along the line and all the
remaining employes were advanced
temporarily, pending his confirma
tion as chief clerk bv life depart
ment. But this confirmation never
came, and instead the commissioner
of the land office certified the
went out into the world
leaving General Perrault'» successor
without a chief elerk and a vacancy.
Since that time
Pay n ton's
point ment of Alexander Schlegel of
as chief clerk.
When Général Eagleson received
notice of the Schlegel appoint meut
he went "up in the air" and iheie
is trouble still brewing,
long and interesting telegram to the
commissioner of the general land
office and followed this with a let
1er in detail, objecting to the
Nebraskan's appointment. Heal
so wrote Mr. SohlegeT a personal
lettei about the matter, bift this
communication, the latter stated to
day, be failed tç receive before bia
departure for Boise. Mr, Schlegel
reached the city 'yesterday but up
to noon he bad nof'presented h»a
credentials to the surveyor general,
He sent a
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