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"* For forty years passengers the steamboats plying the Mississ ippi river between St. Paul and St. Louis have risen at daylight, stayed up until dark or passed their meals that they might see the far-turned "Crazyman's castle," on the right bank of the Mississippi river, about fifty miles south of St. Paul, the village of Minneiska. There is something intensely in teresting about the castle that cites the wonder and admiration of all beholders, for it was the work of one roan covering a period of more than forty years, and that man a "man of mystery," without education as an architect or build er, though a polished, accomplished gentleman. The castle was erected on a plat eau of rock near the river bank, under the shadows of a towe-ing bluff, and stands out prominently like the home of some feudal lord. There came to Minneiska forty two years ago, Putnam Gray, straight from the battle fields of the civil war. nobody knows, to seek seclusion from the world and bury himself from friends and relatives no one has ever been able to discover. But, whoever he was, his only reference to the past was to occasionally speak of his service in the war. When he arrived he was still ill from a wound in his head, caused by the bursting of a shell on the field of battle at Shiloh. on near ex Why he came here Whether he came For forty-two years Putnam Gray has labored daily to com plete his novel structure, the only ambition of his life, and for which he was often heard to say that he hoped his life would be spared. • He began collecting logs, drift wood and wreckage, of which his "castle" is constructed, a circum stance which makes his achieve ment iii building all the more re markable. During the first years of his resi dence here he earned a few dollars by tending the government lights on the river at that point, but aside from this period he has never sought employment other than that of building his castle. He ac accompfished his work without nails or other building material save that which he obtained from floating wrecks, broken lumber and logs that came down to him on the current ot the Mississippi river. The main part of the castle is three stories high. The lower story and foundation is built of logs, care fully dressed. The second story is constructed from the hulls of three wrecked steamboats, while the up per part is made of lighter material such as upper decks of steamboats. Several frowning towers are seen rising to twice or three times the height of the main structure, while at each corner is a watch tower, bubbling up in the center of the ground floor is a spring of pure ice cold water, which has bubbled in cessantly as the old man toiled to complete his life work. Putnam Gray is not insane. When he first began to erect his "castle" the steamboat-men called it a crazy affair, and this term has Deen since applied to him and his home, though since the steamboat men have been compelled to ac knowledge that his work, with scant tools and raw material, would do credit to many first class mechanics. He is now 75 years old, and the first mishap which came to him, after weathering the storms of forty years, occurred this last summer, when a terrific storm swept the river and partially de molished his still uncompleted "castle. "i can't finish it now," he cried. "I am too old and feeble, and it •• j was almost completed." The tears came to the old man's eyes and his voice trembled as he gave vent to his feelings, but he did something he never did before. The silent man became talkative, and to the few sightseers who had come to view the storm's work he told where the various parts of the building had come from—the stair ways, molding? and windows from this or that steamboat which had floated ashore after being wrecked. But he gave the curious visitors no further information concerning himself. Thousands of passengers on the passing steamboats and as many visitors have admired "Crazyman's castle" for more than a quarter of a century, and none will forget it or the strange old man who built it. Rowett ha? stocked up both his jew elry store and candy, fruit and toy store, with elegant assortments of holi day goods. One can get anything there from a diamond ring to a sack of peanuts. A doll ticket goes with every two-bit purchase. Legal Notices. Notice of Sale, Notice is hereby given that the undersigned claims a special lien for pasture and feed of 21 head of range horses, the property of one - Straughan, left with the undersigned at his ranch \% miles west of Bruneau. Owyhee coun ty, Idaho, September5, 1905, tobe pastured nud fed, and that 60 days has elapsed since pasture and feed was furnished and no payment made. Notice is therefore given to euro ce special in such cases created by the laws of the state of Idaho. The undersigned will sell at public auction on December 30, at ray ranch, to the highest bidder, the following described horses, to satisfy a pasture and feed bill of lien horses, to satisfy a pasture and feed bill of $104.7o and costs of sale: One blue roan horse, branded F; bay mare branded CO: sorrel mare branded (7) (circle 7); black mare with white feet, no brands visible; 2 bay mares, 1 gray mare, and 1 roan mare, brands visible; also0 colts not branded, 3 gray colis L year old, branded 10—; 1 gray horse 2 years old, branded 10—; 1 brown mare 1 year old, branded 10—; 1 bay 2 years old branded 10-. Dated this 6th day of December, 1905 H S. Taylor. Forfeitm e Notice. To SAM OLIVER, his heirs, executors, admin istrators and assigns, residence unknown: You and each or you aro hereby notified Unit 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 Mining Claim, situated in (.'arson Mining District, Owyhee county. Idaho, has performed the nual labor required by law, for the year 19 ( 44 , upon said "Addle Fraction" Lode, anti that un less within the time prescribed ljy law you pay your proportionate amount ol said expenditure, to-wit, $25.00 your interest in said lode will be forfeited to said Addle Consolidated Mining & Milling Co., Ltd., under the provisions of Sec tion 2424 of the Revised Statutes of the United States. .1 h The Addie Consolidated Mining & Milling Co., Ltd. By S. D. McLain, Secretary. 17-13 State Lands for Lease. Pursuant to an order of the State Board of Land Commissioners of the State of Idaho, notice ;is hereby given that applications to lease State lands will be received by the under signed, Register of the said Board, in Boise, Idaho, up to January 1 , 1906. Notice is further given that leases of all lands not applied for at that date will bo offered at public auction his office January 15, 1906, or thereafter as sales can be arranged for in the various counties of the State. Further information can be obtained bv writ ing to the County Treasurer or to the R'egister of the State Board of Land Commissioners at Boise, Idaho. By order of State Board of Land Conimission C. 8 . McConnell, Register Mit'ii ers, Notice ol' Application for U. S. Patent. Mineral Application No. 400. Survey No. 2071. U. S.'Land Office. Bois». Idaho, j November 15,1905. j Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of the Act of Congress approved May 10, 1872. D. C. Frazier, whose postoffice address is Spring Lake Beach, New Jeisev, hy his attorney in fact .J. G. Watts, of Boise, Idaho, has made application a patent, for the Star Group of Lode Claims c prising two contiguous claims known ns the Star Code 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 330.2 feet southerly and 496.4 feet northerly from discovery, and for 1463.74 linear feet of the Burro Lode bearing gold and silver, the same be ing 32.78 feet southerly and 1430.96 feet northerly *' discovery. Said Star Group is situate m the Carson Min ing District, Owyhee county, State of Idaho, and is described by the official plat, and by the field file in the Unite I States Land Office at Boise. Idaho, as follows, to-wit : STAR LODE : for ri notes 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, whence the northeast corner of section 6, township 5 south range 8 west, B. AL. hears north 81° '4' east 1180.40 feet; thence south 82 w 18' west 374.05 feet to corner N south 6° 42' west 846.64 feel to 2 ; thence No. 3; thence north 83° 18' cast, 480.76 feel to corner No. 4; thence north 0° 29'west 826 60 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. BURRO LODE: Beginning at corner No. 1, a nine post 4 feet long 4 inches square, set 18 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 soutli range. 3 west, B. M . hears north 66 ô 07' east 1094 01 feet; thence south 82* jst 205.41 feet to corner No. 2; ihence south 1479.73 feet to corner No 3; thence ,8' va«,, 470 fee, ... corner No. 4; 18' 6° 40' w< north 8 thence north 1° 13' 30" west 1442.64 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Variation at all corners 20 w 15' east. Total area of Star Lode, 8.046 acres. Area in contiict with Dubuque Lode, unsur veyed. not claimed, 2.618 acres. Net area Star ! Lode, 5 428 acres. Total conflict with Star Lode, this survey, not claimed a Burro Lode. 11.081 ea Burro Lode. 12.100 acres. Are in acre Total area claimed. Survey No. 2071. 16.569 acre The Star Group is located in the east » j of sc tion 6. township 5 south range 3 west, B. M. There are no known adjoining claims except those mentioned in the foregoing description, to ' : the Dubuuue, unsurveved, and the Home Lode, survey N wit . I IIurby .1. Syms, Register. Firs, publication November 17, 1905. Ninth publication January 12,1906. Notice of' Application for United States Patent. Mineral Application No. 396. Mineral Survey No. 1968 A. and B. United States Land Office, Boise, Idaho, ) October 23, 1905. \ Notice is hereby given that in purcuance of the Act of Congress approved May 10, 1872, Robert Noble, whose postoffice address is Rey nolds, Owyhee county, State of Idaho, and John F. Sullivan, whose postoffice address is Silver City, Owyhee county, State of Idaho, have made application for a patent for 1500 linear feet on (he Harrison lode, bearing gold, silver and other precious metals; the same be ing 1008.0 feet in u southerly direction and 192.0 feet in a northerly direction from this discovery shait thereon, with surface ground 600 feet ' width. Also, 1499.66 feet on the Blaine lode, bearing gold, silver and other precious metals, the same being 1421.96 feet in a northerly direction and 77.7 feet in a southerly direction from the discovery shaft thereon, with surface ground 300.0 feet on the northerly end thereof, and 100.0 feet on the southerly end thereof, in width. Also, 1500 linear feet on the Shannon lode, bearing gold, silver and other precious metals; the same being 1116.5 feet in a northerly direc tion and 383.5 feet in a soul her!" 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 Picher lode, bearing gold, silver and other precious metals; the same being 1082.5 feet in a 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 J320.0 feet square in area, and lying west erly of the Molly Picher 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 field notes on file in the office of the Register of Boise Laud District, Boise Idaho, to-wit: HARRISON LODE: Beginnlng at corner No. 1, identical with location corner, whence the quarter section corner on the west side of tion 2, township 5 south, range 4 west, south 6° 53' 43" we<t 2951.23 feet; thence norther , bears thence north 2 .V west: 1500.0 feet to corner No. 2; thence south 75° 01' cast, 600 feet to corner No. 3; thence south 00° 25' east,1500 feet to corner No. 4; thence north 75° 01' west, 600 feet to corner No. t, the place of beginning. Containing 19.919 acres; situate on unsurveyed lands of the ol the'adjoining and * shown by the plat of sur vey is the Square Deal lode, Survey No. 1880, the south and east. BLAINE LODE: '»I. United States. The conflicting ei*ii .hi Beginning at corner No. 1, identical with location corner, whence the quarter section corner on the west side of sec tion 12, township 5 south, range 4 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 0o° 25' east, 1470 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Containing 6.508 acres; and situate on unsurveye.d lands of the United States. Thisclaim is bounded on the southeast by the Harrison lode, and the Shannon lode this i SHANNON LODE: •st, bears the northwest by rvey. . Beginning at corner No. 1, identical with location corner, whence the quarter section corner on the west side of turn 12. township 5 south, range ! west, bears south 3° 62' «"west, 2131.82 feet; thence north 76° 01'west, 870 feet to corner No. a; thence north 5° U' west, 1 174.00 feet to corner No. : th. lice south 75° 01' east, 297.1 feet to corner No. 4j 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. No conflicting claims. The claim is bounded on the southeast by the Blaine lode, on the northwest by the Molly richer lode, this survey. MOLLY RICHER LOIJE: Beginning at cor ner No. 1, identical with location 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, 1581.0 feet to cor 2; thence north 75' 01' west, 403.0 feet to No. 3; thence south 2° 12 ' west, 147n.O feet to corner No. 4; thence south 7a° 01' east, tiOO.O feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. Con taining 1(1802 acres; situate on unsurveyed lands of the United States. No conflicting claims. Thisclaim is bounded on the south east hy the Shannon lode, and on the norm west by the Tonawanda placer claim of this survey. TONAWANDA PLACER: Beginning at. cor ner No. 1, whence the quarter section corner on 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° 12' east, 1320.0 feet to corner No 3; thence south 88° >7' east, 1320.0 feet to corner No. 4; thence south 2° V2' west, 13200 feet to corner No. 1, the ptuce of beginning. Containing 39.998 acres. No conflicting claims This claim is hounded on the east by the Molly richer lode, and on the west hy the lieu 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, tow nship 5 south, range 4 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; thence south 2° 12' west, 750.0 feet to ■ner No. 1 , the place of beginning. Contain ing 4.126 acres. No conflicting claims. Bound ed on the south hy the Tonowandn placer claim tills survey. Situate oil unsurveyed lands of the United States. S ariation at all corners, this survey, 19 ° 30' east. 3; •r No. ' ■ >i ' 4 ... Harry J. Syms, Register. First publication October 27. 19- 5. Last publication December 29, 1905. Uhe Silver City DaJry VV. W. 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Tables supplied with the best. Terms by day, week or mouth, reasonable. ; ALL WHITE HELP i! The Capttol Hotel. BOISE CITY , IDAHO FIRST-CLASS THROUGHOUT HEADQUARTERS FOR. OWYHEEITES ^ ^ vg FRAJVK ■BLAlCK.IJVGEB^ Manager %• THE BEST EQUIPPED HOSTELRY IN OWYHEE COUNTY I5he DEWEY HOTEL DEWEY, IDAHO HEATED THROUGHOUT BY STEAM. LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY. MARK COLBORN Proprietor G-eorge O. Sampson liveryman -KHOPRIETOR OF MURPHY, SILVER CITY, DEWEY and DELAMAR STAGE LINES IW'The best facilities for transportation between the railway ter minus to and from Silver City, DeLamar, or other points in Owyhee Keep good mountain rigs, with good stock aud Careful Drivers. Stables at Silver City and Murphy George O. Sampson Proprietor l j 'N SOCIETY CARDS V KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, SILVER CITY Lodge No. K. ol I'. Regular meetings every Tuesday evening at 7:80, in Masonic Hall. All brethern in good standing are cordially in vited to attend. August Ghete, C. C. John Grete, K. of R. and S C YRtJ8 CHAPTER NO 2, R. A. M.—Meets V every fourth Wednesday or each mouths. So ' journing companions cordially invited to attend _ „ , , R- H. Britt, Ex. H. p. R. H. Leonard, Jr., Secretary. C^ILVER CITY LODGE NO. 18. A. F. & A. M Meets the Second Wednesday of each month Sojourning brethern cordially invited to attend. Frederic Irwin, W. M. J. S. St. Clair, Secretary. K NIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, DELA MAR LODGE, No. 29. Meetings Tuesday evenings at 7 :00 p. m. in Castle Hall. „ Mike Walls, C. C. H. S. Simmons, K. of K. and 8. VILLA KEBEKAH LODGE, NO. 81, meets v the second and fourth Wednesday in each month at Odd Fellow'« Hall. Visiting members in good standing cordially invi ted. Mrs. T. D. Farrar, N. G. Dorothy Helm. 8ecre(arv. (OWYHEE LODGE NO. 2, I. O. O. F„ Silver City, Idaho. Meets every Friday night Sojourning Brethern always welcome. „ . C. u. Breedlove, N. G. R. H. Leonard, Jr., Secretary. IPLORIDA MOUNTAIN LODGE NO. 42 K. of P., meets 'very Wednesday at their Castle Hall, in Dewey, Idaho. Visiting brothers cordially invited. William Inglis, K. of R. and 8. are W. H. Best, O. C.