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The Owyhee nugget. ([Silver City], Idaho) 1905-1984, December 15, 1905, Image 3

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Cr&zyman's Castle.
"* 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;
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4 ... Harry J. Syms, Register.
First publication October 27. 19- 5.
Last publication December 29, 1905.
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SILVER CITY, IDAHO.
War Eagle Hotel
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O. D. BRUMBAUGH. Proprietor
Breakfast 6 to 11 a. m.
Lunch 12 to 2 p.m.
Dinner 5 to 7 p. m.
Spec ally Ma.de of
Fine Sunday tinners
Rooms Comfortable
Well Furnished and
Clean.
Tables supplied with
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liveryman
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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.
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