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NO. 40 VOL. IX. MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1903. LOOKS ENCOURAGING ' i The Mines of Bear Lake Report Splendid Progress and Bright Outlook for the Week. The mines in the copper belt are still being developed steadily and the outlook for the week is most en v eouraging. The 100-foot tunnel on the Lucky Boy, one of the Montpelier Copper Co.'s properties, is being pushed steadily along, and the indications are looking more favorable with each foot of progress. There is strong promise now that when the presentToO feet is completed, there will be enough money in the treas ury for another 100 feet of work, aud if so the drift will be pushed right on along the vein. The direct ors are feeling jubilant over the prospects. The drift in the bottom of the Copper King shaft is going right aliead. It will take about eighty feet of work to reach the lead and good shape, and the entire distance w ill be driven before spring. something like 25 feet is already done. The company's treasury is in The Claire company have let a contract for a 100 feet extension of their tunnel on the Sunday claim and work will begin at once. The owners are confident that they will have a shipping proposition before spring opens and the indications bear out their confidence. Si Wilcox is steadily hammering away on his prospect, and be claims to have opened up an immense lead carrying copper and gold. Several others are interested with Si, and ■ they will continue work all winter. Other prospects are being devel ped all along the belt and everyone is feeling good ovei the outlook. . Over at Garden City Richardson & Gray have opened up a splendid looking veil, of ore, carrying gold , ,,,, . Z and silver. A Ley hope o ave a steam hoist and other machinery on o their property by spring, when Mr. Richardson says'they will be ready to ship ore. On the same lead George Smith and J. F. O'Cojinor have sunk a shaft, opening up a fine showing of carrying good values in gold George expects to re ore, turn after Christmas and drive a hundred foot tunnel on their claim, and copper. Several other parties, in the same vicinity, have opened some fine looking leads, and a great amount of work is being done in the way of development. Garden City expects to be ship- j ping ore from several claims next summer. At St. Charles a gentleman from Salt Lake has bonded the Blaek stone mine and he has a force of work there taking out ore. He ex pects to put in a concentrator and other machinery shortly, and as soon as this is installed he will b"gin shipping, having now on the dump something like 200 tons of concen trating ore. This is a leid carbonate proposition, and for fluxing, the ore is said to have no equal in the Unit ed States, being high grade and ab solutely free from all "base" miner* als. The Hummingbird mine above Paris is not working at present, but it is|rumored that a deal is on where by this property will shortly be developed on a big scale, mine has every indication of becom ing one of the greatest copper pro ducers in the west. The parties w ho own this claim are wealthy and w hy they .haven't developed it be f ore this is one of the enigmas of This ! the year. The Montpelier company, operat ing at Nounan, have done a vast amoun t of work this year and they now believe that the "shipping day is uot far distant with them. Their claims are looking better than ever and the owners are confident that they are on the ere of opening a big producer. From all over the coun ty comes the same cheering news, and if Bear Lake is not rated among 11 the big mining counties of the state before another year, it won't be from lack of development work, ■ Club Notes. r. . yj ee President Mrs- Gee presiding. Answer to roll call with quotations. Current Events was read by Mrs. Rose. The HUtory Study wan on "The Royal Province; led by Mrs. Gee; each niem >> er discussed the most important points 0 f the lesson. Gem of the Mountain. Gem of the Mountain Club met with Mrs Duffin. the book, To Have and To Hold. Club will meet with Mrs. Gee Nov. 21st. Mrs. Gee gave a splendid review of At another table a game of flinch was ri,..*;,, tka , indulged m Miss Gertie Edwards carry ing away the prize. An elegant lunch was served during the evening. ■k whist Club. The Whist Club met with Miss Hattie Hughes on Tuesday evening, The prizes were won by Miseei Georgia Cooper and Effie Smy ers. The con sola tions went to Miss Connie McIntosh and Mr. Havener. RUSEINGWORK. j Supt. Shepherd has 100 Men at Work on the New Round House* A visit to the new roundhouse j ed. this week found upwards of 100 men | busily at work on the new structure, i The bricklayers started in laying; brick on the south concrete wall on Monday and all the bricklayers I about town who want work have j been employed. More will be put to work a« fast as they apply fo r I employment. All the base concrete walls are now in and the upper walls are being built as fast as a big force of men can mix and wheel the concrete into the big false boxes built up to ! B ^ a pe the walls by. The big outside semi-circle concrete wall is finished and "set," and it is now ready for the brick layers. Gravel is being hauled in by the trainload and dumped into the six foot till where the new building sets. Work was also started on the new 72-foot turntable this week. The outside circle rail will rest on a concrete foundation, and the center of the table will also be set on an immense concrete block, placed on top of 23 piling driven in the ground Notwithstanding the inclement weather the work has been rushed along on all parts of the structure and good headway is being made. People are coming in from all the surrounding country and securing positions on the job. The principal drawback now is the lack of timber for framing. All the inside work of this class could be done now if the necessary material was here. It is expected to arrive any day and when it does many more carpenters will be needed. As it is a big force of this class of mechanics are at work. It is figured now that the round house proper will be finished some time about the first of March. b I 11 The Truth of the Matter. of Prof. J. M. Walton returned from Montpelier, Idaho, where he went a 1 Short time ago to teach school. He says i the Mormon and non-Mormon conten tion in Idaho is bitter and it has grown to such an extent that it is very difficult for Mormons to get positions as school I teachers. After pairing the examina- . tions and doing all that was required by j law and yet being practically turned ! down, Mr. Walton and ten other teach era- Mormons—recently brushed Mont pelier dust from their feet and left the j city, and the state of Idaho, discusted | over th « miserable political conditions there. State Attorney John Bagley of , Idaho now has the matter of enquiring , into a certain correspondence between the superintendent of schools of Bear Lake conuty and the state un peri n ten- j dent in relation to Mr. Walton's appli- ' cation to teach school in Montpelier, and some lively developments may be „ looked for.—Provo Demo rat To the Editor of the Examiner:—Your politeness in showing me the Utah County Democrat, which contains an article reflecting upon mo, and your kindness in offering roe apace in your columns for a reply, are both appreciat ed. I assure you. I do not think that public officials should rush into print to answer every accusation, so I have never said any thing heretofore, but this article is very misleading and deserves censure. The saying that "The Mormon and oon-Monuon conlentton in Idaho is very bitter ' can hardly be said to be true - n thigj (Bear Lake c^ty.) The County [Superintendent is non- orrnon, but was elected by the Mormons, who out-rnmber the non-Mormons in the ratio of ten to one in the County. „The ewo members of the examining bon'd, viz. John H. Miles and Jacob Spori, were both stanch Mormons, and were appointed by the Couutv Superinten dent. The article further says that, Mr. Walton. "After passing the examina tions and doing all that whs required b law was practically turned down and that he and ten other teachers, Mormons, brushed Montpelier dust from their feet and left the State of I Idaho. To begin with Mr. Walton did not "pass" the examinations, but instead, failed utterly in arithmetic solving but three problem . correct out of ten given, and the Idaho law requires that 60 per cent shall be the passing grade for even a third grade certificate. These pro blems were prepared by the State Supt. aud State Board of Education and all applicants were given the same lists of questions, and at this examination four teen applicants presented themselves and but four were successful, two Mor mon and two non-Mormons. Regarding the ten Mormon teachers, who "left the state," I know of no such condition of affairs. At least seven of the ten, and who failed, are still in the oounty, are every one willing, and in tend to try again, as they have every confidence in the County Superinten dent tnat he will treat them right. » » The Paris Post is the County Official organ end is a Mormon newspaper; it is also the stake paper, and it has never yet, given the Snpt. a word of blame, for anything official, but rather, the owner and manager has praised him, for his conduct of the office financially and otherwise- The correspondence between the County Superintendent, and State Supe rintt ndent, which is be ing, now investigated by the State At a 1 i tomey, Mr. John A- Bagley, will devo lop nothing to Mr. Walton's credit, man y G f his papers written at the ex I .j;.. „„ „ . . „ . . «"'nation were sent, by the County j Superintendent, to the State Superin ! tendent, and failed to receive any . tamp D f approval from her or the State Board . .. . . . „ , , j Education, which State Board baa | Mr. Bagley as one of its members. j ' as Again thanking you, Mr. Editor, I am yours truly M. F. Whitman. Co. Supt. Bear Lake County.