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The Mining Industry.
Several factors bave combined, of late, to give a new and fresh im petus to the raining industry of the west, and the indications are that the coming year.will witness more activity, larger investments and a heavier metal output in our min ing camps than ever before re corded. A feature of the mining industry, of recent years, has been the splen did returns that have been made to investors, returns that are in excess of those that could be made in any other line of investment; and, so well pleased are capitalists and men of small means with the big profits attending the acquire ment of interests in mining prop erties, in the legitimacy of the in dustry, that they are inducing their friends and acquaintances to join the growing army of those who find mining both profitable and fascin ating. Then again, the wonderful activ ity in the industrial world has had a stimulating effect upon the pro duction of the precious and baser metals, and the growing demand for copper and lead has caused a greater effort to be made than ever before in the production of these commodities, the result being that the great copper-bearing sections throughout this intermountain region are receiving greater and more earnest attention than ever before, and splendid works are be ing installed for the treatment of these metals. These conditions are having a most beneficial effect upon the mining industry, which is being daily strengthened by the marvel ous gold discoveries that have been made in the west of late years, to say nothing of the steady advance that is being recorded in the mark et price of gold and silver, the be lief existing in well-informed circles that the white metal will reach seventy cents an ounce in the near futu-e; and at this price, with mod ern methods applied to the mining and milling of ores, and with im proved transportation facilities, there is every reason to believe that silver mining can be carried on as profitably as when, years ago, sil ver was quoted at $1.29 an ounce. The interest being taken, the world over, in mining and its kindred branches, is truly wonder fvl, and this interest i? flooding the mining sections of the west with hundreds and thousands of pros investors and pectors, mining men capitalists, and search for the deposits of the pre eager is the so cious metals that new camps are springing up, as if by magic, in the most isolated sections of the Rocky mountain region. Taking it all in all, no business, occupation or pursuit can compare, in attractiveness, in big returns and heavy results, with the mining industry, which is the true basis of all material wealth.—Salt Lake Mining Review. He-rd Luck Miners. Mark Twain tells the following story about a couple of California miners: "Two miners used to go lo the neighboring village in the after and return every night with pplies. Part of the distance they traversed a trail, and nearly always sat down to rest on a big boulder that lay beside the path. In the of thirteen years they had that boulder smooth sitting noon SU course worn By-and-by two vagrant Mexicans came along and occupied the seat, and to amuse themselves flakes from the sledge hammer, of the flakes on H. began chipping boulder with a They examined one and found it rich with gold. That boulder paid them $800 afterwards. But the aggravating circumstance was that these Mexicans knew there must be more gotd where that boulder came from, and found what was probably the richest pocket that region has ever pro duced. It took three months to ex haust it, and it yielded $120,000. The two American miners who used to sit on the boulder are poor yet, and they take turns about in getting up in the morning to "cuss" those Mexicans." The Mines at Mackay. We learn from good authority that the mines at Mackay never had a brighter outlook than at the present time, as nearly all of them are showing strong ledges of high grade ore. Since Senator Macbeth has taken charge un der a lease system of the White Knob property, known as the Macbeth Lease, with Frank M. Leland agent—both gentlemen practical and thorough min ing men—a great amount of develop ment work is being done in a business like manner, and it is with their energy that the property is being put on a paying basis. About one hundred men are at work under their lease system, and a large tonnage of profitabls smelt ing ore is being taken out awaiting treatment at the White Kuob smelter in the spring. With all the ups and downs of Mackay we feel confident that now under the present capable and systematic management the camp will come forward as a great mineral producer. In the past few years it was operated on too expensive a scale, and too many high salaried officers, but with a practical conservative operator, as under the present system, there is no reason why the property should not pay handsome dividends.—Challis Messonger. 4 LegaJ Notices. Notice of Application for U. S. Patent. Mineral Application No. 400. *v No. 2071. Su U. S. Land Office, Boise. Idaho, } November 15,1905. y Notice is hereby given that in-pursuance of the Act of Congress approved May 10, 1872, D. C. Frazier, whose postofflee address is Spring Lake Beach. New Jersey, by his attorney in fact J. G. Watts, of Boise, Idaho, has made application for a patent for the Star Group of Lode Claims com prising two contiguous claims known as the star Lode Mining Claim and the Burro Lode Mining Claim. The application is for 826.6 linear feet of the Star Lode bearing gold and silver, the same being 380.2 feet southerly and 496.4 feet northerly from discovery, and for 1403.74 linear feet of the Burro Lode bearing gold and silver, the same be ing 82.78 feet southerly and 1430.90 feet northerly from discovery. Said Star Group is situate in the Carson Min ing District, Owyhee county. State of Idaho, and is described by the official plat, and by the field notes on file, in the United States Land Office at Boise, Idaho, as follows, to-wit : STAR LODE: Beginning at corner No. 1, a a pine post 4.5 feet long 4 inches square, set 3 feet in loose rock, scribed 1-2071. identical with location corner, wheno • the northeast corner of section 6, township 5 south range 8 west, B. M.. bears north 31° 4' east 1180.40 feet; thence south 82 w 18'west 374 05 f*»ct to corner No 2; thence south 6° 42' west 846.64 feel to corner No. 3; thence north 82° 18' east, 480 76 feet to corner No. 4; thence north 0 5 29'wi st 826 60 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. BUHRO LODE: Beginning at corner No. 1, u pine post 4 feet long 4 inches square, set IS inches in the ground with mound of rock scribed 1-2071. identical with corner of the loca tion, whence the northeast corner ol section 6, township 5 south range 3 west, B. M, hears north 66°07' east 1094 01 feet; thence south 82° 18' west 265.41 feet to corner No. 2; thence south 6° 40' west. 1479.73 feet to corner No. 3; the north 82° 18' east, 470 feet to corner No. 4; thence north 1° 13' 30" west 1442.64 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Variation at nil corners 20® 15' east. Total area of Star Lode, 8.046 acres. Area in conflict with Dubuque [.ode. unsur veyed, not claimed, 2.618 acres. Net area Star Lode, 5 428 Total area Burro Lode, 12 100 conflict with Star Lode, this sur 1.019 acres. Net area Burro Lodt Total area claimed. Survey No. 2071, 16.509 acres. The Star Group is located in tion 6. township 5 south range 3 west, B. M. There are no known adjoining claims except those mentioned in the foregoing description, to wit: the Dubuque, uusurveyed, and the Home Lode, survey No. 1577. •s. uot claimed, 11.081 acres. the east y s of sec Hurry J. Syms, Register. First publication November 17, 1905. Ninth publication January 12,1906. Forest Reserve Lieu Selection No. 5. United States Land Office, Boise, Idaho, ( November 6,1905. ) Notice is hereby given that the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, of St. Paul, Minne sota, by its Laud Commissioner, Thomas Cooper, has made application to select under the Act of Congress approved July I, 1898, (80 Stat. 597. 620), the following described tract of land which when surveyed will be, to-wit: The. South half of the Northeast quarter (S »4 NEfi) of Section 25 in Township 1 North of Range 5 West of the Boise Meridian, Owyhee county, State of Idaho, containing 80 acres. During the thirty days publication of this notice protests or contests against the selection on the ground that the land described, or any portion thereof, is more valuable; for iis min erais than for agricultural purposes, or lor other reason or cause, will be received by the Register and Receiver of the United States Land Wffice at Boise, Idaho. IIaruy J. Syms, Register. Forfeitme Notice. To SAM OLIVER, his heirs, executors, admin istrators and assigns, residence unknown: You and each of you are hereby notified that the Addie Consolidated Mining & Milling Com pany, Ltd., a corporation organized and exist ing under the laws of the Slate of Idaho, your co-owners of the "Addie Fraction" Lode Miniug Claim, situated in Carson Mining District, Owyhee county, Idaho, has performed the an nual labor required by law, for the year 1901, upon said "Addie Fraction" Lode, and that un less within the time prescribed by law you pay your proportionate amount of said expenditure, to-wit, $25.00. your interest in said lode will be forfeited to said Addie Consolidated Mining Milling Co., Ltd., under the provisions of Sec tion 2324 of the Revised Stat utes of the United States. The Addie Consolidated Mining & Milling Co., Ltd. By S. D. McLain, Secretary. 17-13 Notice of Application for United States Patent. Mineral Application No. 396. Mineral Survey No. 1968 A. and B. United States Land Office, Boise, Idaho, 1 October 28, 190Ö. \ Notice is hereby given that in purcuance of the Act of Congress approved May 10, 1872, Robert Noble, wlioae postoftice address is Rey nolds, Owyhee county, State of Idaho, and .John F. 8ullivf,n, whose postoffice address is Silver City, Owyhee county, State of Idaho, have made application for a patent for 1500 linear feet on the Harrison lode, bearing gold, silver and other precious metals; the same be ing 1008.0 feet in a southerly direction and 492.0 feet in a northerly direction from this discovery shaft thereon, with surface ground 600 feet in width. Also, 1499.66 feet gold, all •* the Blaine lode, bearing and other precious metals, the same being 1421.96 feet in a northerly direction n a southerly direction from the discovery shaft thereon, with surface ground 800.0 feet on the northerly end thereof, and 100.0 feet on the southerly end thereof, fii width. Also, 1500 linear feet bearing gold, silver and other precious metals; the same being 1116.5 feet In a northerly direc tion and 383.5 feet in a southerly direction from the discovery shaft thereon, with surface ground 297.1 feet on the northerly end thereof, and 370.0 feet on the southerly end thereof, in width. Also 1500 linear feet on the Molly Richer lode, bearing gold, silver and other precious metals; the same being 1082.5 feet in a norther ly direction and 417.5 feet in a southerly direc tion from the discovery shaft thereon, with sur face ground 403.0 feet on the northerly end thereof, and 600 feet on the southerly end there of, in width. Also, The Tonawanda placer claim, the same being 1320.0 feet square in area, and lying erly of the Molly Richer lode, and containing 39.998 acres. Also, the Ben Harrison Mill-Site, situate west erly of and adjoining the Tonawanda placer claim on the west, and being 750.0 feet in length by 300 feet in width. All of said claims comprising the Shannon Group Mining Claim and Mill-Site; situate in Carson Mining District, Owyhee county, State of Idaho, and described by the official plat and by the held notes on file in the office of the Register of Boise Land District, Boise, Idaho, to-wit: HARRISON LODE: Beginning at corner No. 1, identical with location quarter section cor tion 2, township 5 south, range 4 west, bears south 6° 53'43" west 2051.23 feet; thence north 00° 2-V west 1500.0 feet to corner No. 2; thence south 75° 01' east, 600 feet and 77.7 feet i the Shannon lode, «1 nei\ whence the the west side of sec corner No. 3; east, 1500 feet to corner No. 0U west, 600 feet to corner the place of beginning. Containing *s; situate on unsurveyed lands of the and thence south 00° 4 ;ihence •th 19.919 United States. The name ot the adjoining conflicting cb<im as shown by the plat of vey is the Square Deal lode, Survey No. 3880. on thi* south and east. BLAINE LODE: Beginning at corner No. 1, identical with location corner, whence the quarter section corner on the west side of tion 12, township 5 south, range 4 west, bears south 6° 47' 24" west, 2081 feet ; thence north 75° 01' west, 100 feet to corner No. 2; thence north 7° 37' west, 1535 feet to corner No. 3; thence south 75° 01' east, 300 feet to corner No. 4; thence south 00° 25' east, 1470 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Containing 6.503 acres; and situate on uusurveyed lands of the United States. This claim is bounded on the southeast by the Harrison lode, and on the northwest by the Shannon lode of this SHANNON LODE: Beginning at corner No. 1, idemical with location corner, whence the quarter section corner on the west side of sec tion 12, township 5 south, range 1 west, bears south 3° 52' 04" west, 2131.82 feet; thence north 75° OU west, 370 feet to corner No. 2; thence north 5° 0'west, 1474.00 feet to corner No. 3; tin nee south 75° 0U east, 297.1 feet to corner No. 4; thence south 7° 37' east, 1500 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Containing 10.005 acres; situate on unsurveyed lands Of the United States, claim is bounded No. conflicting claims. The the southeast by the Blaine lode, on the northwest by the Molly Pielier lode, this survey. MOLLY RICHER LODE: Beginning at cor ner No. 1, identical with locution corner, whence the quarter section corner on the west side of section 12, township 5 south, range 4 west, bears south 50°30' 10" east, 2175.84 feet; thence north 5° 0' west, 1531.0 feet to corner No. 2; thence north 75° 0U west, 403.0 feet to corner No. 3; thence south 2° 12' west, 1475-0 feet to corner No. 4; thence south 75 Q 01' east, 600.0 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Con taining 16 562 acres; situate on unsurveyed lands of the United Slates. No conflicting claims. This claim is bounded on the south east by the Shannon lode, and on the north west by the Tonawanda placer claim of this survey. TONAWANDA PLACER: Beginning at cor ner No. 1, whence the quarter section corner the west side i-f section 12, township 5 south range 4 west bears south 23° 16' 36" east. 2038.3 feet ; thence north 88° 17' west, 1320.0 feet to cor ner No. 2; thence north 2 3 12' east, 1320.0 feet to corner No 3; thence south 88° 17' east, 1320.0 feet to corner No. 4; thence south 2° V2' west, 1320.0 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Containing 39.998 acres. No conflicting claims. This claim is bounded on the east by the Molly Richer lode, and on the west by the Ben Har rison Mill-Site, this survey. BEN HARRISON MILL-SITE: Beginning at corner No. 1, identical with location corner, whence the quarter section corner on the west side of section 12, township 5 south, range west bears south 44 ' 28' 39" east, 3019.53 feet; thence north 50° 49' west, 300 feet to corner No. 2; thence north 2® 12' east, 750.0 feet to corner No. 3; thence south 50® 49' east, 300 feet to cor ner No. 4; tlienee south 2® 12' west, 750.0 feet to corner No. 1,'the place of beginning. Contain ing 4.126 acres. No conflicting claims. Bound ed on the south by the Tonowanda placer claim this survey. Situate on unsurveyed lands of the United States. Variation at all corners, this east. i vey, 19° SO' Harry J. Syms, Register. First publication October 27, 19 5. Last publication December 29, 1905. J5he Silver City Dairy W. YV. BARTOW, Proprietor ST-Pure Cream and Milk delivered every morning to Silver City and other camps. -5 SCIENTIFIC MINING PRESS FORTY-THIRD V EAR. 48 Pages : Weekly : Illustrated. 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OWYHEEITES Ng IHAJVK_ -BLACtUMGEB^ Manager i THE BEST EQ.IPPED HOSTELRY IN OWYHEE COUNTY Bhe DEWEY HOTEL DEWEY. IDAHO HEATED THROUGHOUT BY STEAM. LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY. MARK COLBOBN Proprietor "I George O. Sampson -PROPRIETOR OF MURPHY, SILVER CITY, DEWEY and DELAMAR STAGE LINES JBf'The best facilities for transportation betweeu the railway ter minus to and from Silver City, DeLamar, or other points in Owyhee. Keep good mountain rigs, with good stock and Careful Drivers. Stables at Silver City and Murphy Proprietor George O. Sampson J SOCIETY CARDS NIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, SILVER CITY * Lodge No. 25, K. of P. Regular meetings every Tuesday evening at 7:80, in Masonic Hall. All bretheru in good standing vitedto attend. John Grete, K. of R. andS. cordially in August Grete, C. C. éTY RUS CHAPTER NO. 2, R. A. M.-Meets w every fourth Wednesday of each months. So journing companions cordially invited to attend. R. H. Britt, Ex. H. P. R. H. Leonard, Jr., Secretary. CJILVER CITY LODGE NO. 13, A. F. & A. M. ^ Meets the Second Wednesday of each month. Sojourning brethern cordially invited to attend. Frederic Irwin, W. M. J. 8. St. CLi , Secretary. K NIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, DELAMAR LODGE, No. 29. Meetings Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p. m. in Castle Hall. Mike Walls, C. C. H. 8. Simmons, K. of R. and S. U LLA REBEKAH LODGE, NO. 31, meets the second and fourth Wednesday in each month at Odd Fellow's Hall. Visiting good standing cordially invi bers i m Ifd. Mrs. T. D. Farrar, N. G. Dorothy Helm. Secretary. O WYHEE LODGE NO. 2, I. O. O. F„ Silver City, Idaho. Meets every Friday night. Sojourning Brethern always welcome. C. G. Breedlove, N. G. R. II. Leonard, Jr., Secretary. F lorida mountain lodge no. P., meets 'very Wednesday at the«. Hall, in Dewey, Idaho. Visiting broth e cordially invited. William Inglis, K. of R. and S. W. II. best, C.C.