Dr. Arthur M. Bell, formerly
of this city, was drowned in Lit
tle river, Texas, Friday, the 13th
while swimming in the swollen
river .—Hailey Times,
The Houston copper mines,
Custer county, have been leased
by W, A. Clark & Co., of Butte
City, and, it is understood, will
be worked by a big force this
fall and winter,
eleven from Butte, headed by a
of Mr, Clark, arrived in
Blackfoot Friday morning and
have gone to the mines— Black
A party of
Everybody who could get away
from DeLamar last Sunday,went
to Silver to witness the contest
between Nyblom and Madden in
the single handed drilling match
for which $250 a side had been
Nothing ever before
had created such a rivalry be
tween the two camps, and every
in either town exhibited a
most commendable loyalty for
his own camp each believing
they had a winner, and money
was put up even on
A largo granite block had been
provided and faced and set up in
front of the court house and at
5 o'clock, the Silver City man
began his fifteen minutes test of
muscle, wind and skill.
Messrs. Phillips and Davey as
judges aud Messrs. Leonard and
and Freebum as time keepers,
the first blow was struck by
Nyblom, and until time was call
ed, the blows were rained on the
head of the drill in a manner
which showed strength and en
durance which elicited big ap
plause, The changing of drills
was rapidly done, and, with the
exception of a couple of missed
strokes, not a mishap occurred.
Nyblom averaged about 100
blows per minute using the ham
mer all the time in his right
hand. When time was called
and the hole measured, and it
was announced that he had made
twenty-eight and one-sixteenth
inches he had beaten the best
record made July 4th, and De
Lamar people then realized that
their man had to do big work or
we were left.
Madden then took his place be
side the rock. Once started, it
was seen his strokes were quick
er but apparently not quite so
heavy. His third and fourth
drills stuck two or three times
so that before he could turn them
he had to knock them loose.. His
friends began to wear long faces.
His friends began to wear long
faces. A few seconds loss in
time might mean defeat. But
things soon began to go smooth
ly, and Madden's changing hands
and changing drills with such
quickness soon restored confi
dence. The last three or four
minutes of his time showed
greater progress than at first,
and when time was called and
the hole measured and found to
be thirty-two and three-sixteenth
inches, all the DeLamar people
roared themselves hoarse. It
was a big victory, well earned.
The amount of Silver City
money brought down to DeLa
mar on account of bets is esti
mated at $2,500. No very large
bets were made but the small
ones were numerous.
The Silver City barrooms had
a big day, and the DeLamar bar
rooms had a big night .—DeLamar
Shipments of gold from the
United States assay office in
Boise last week amounted to
All of the Coxeyites who have
been incarcerated in Ada county
jail have been released, with the
exception of Glen. Scheffler, who
will be liberated on September
1st. Breckenridge is the only
Coxeyite left in Canyon county
jail, He will be liberated
Aug, 6. All the wealers sent to
the Washington county jail have
been released but Coleman.—
Populist State Ticket.
On August 2nd the following
State officers for the People's
Party ticket for Idaho, was put
in nomination at the Populist
convention at Boise City:
For Member of Congress—
James Gunn, Ada county.
J. W. Ballentine, Alturas.
J. Jay Chambers, Custer.
For Justloe of the Supreme Court—
Texas Angel, Alturas.
For Seoretary of State
Frank Tibbals, Shoshone.
R. S. Spence, Bear Lake.
Frank Walton, Bannock.
C. W. Cooper, Canyon.
For Supt. of Public Instruction—
M. J. Steel, Latah.
For Dlst. Judges and Attorneys—
Judge—A. E. Mayhew
Attorney.. Clay McNamee.
Judge— O. E. Jackson.
Attorney— T. J. Jones.
Judge— P. M. Bruner.
Attorney—J. C. Rogers.
Attorney— T. F. Terrell.
Notice to Creditor«.
Estate of George Finsterer, deceased.
Notloe Is hereby given by the undersigned F.
B. Willis, administrator of the estate of George
Finsterer, deceased, to the creditors of and an
persons having claims against said deoeased to
exhibit them with the necessary vouchers
within four months after the Hrst publication
of this notice, to said administrator at his office
at the Challis House, Challis, Idaho, the same
being the place for the transaction of the busi
ness of said estate in the county of Custer.
F. B. WILLIS,
Administrator of the estote of George Flnlster
Dated April 5, 1894.
First publication April 10, 1894.
Will be reoelved by the Board of Commission
ers of Custer oouuty, Idaho, for the construc
tion of a wagon road In Hoad District No. 7,
commencing ut a point of rooks opposite the
residence of John C. Merritton Antelope creek,
aud running thence along t®c foothills on the
North side of Antelope creek, along the North
side of the George Richardson, I. B, Hood and
Dunniway ranches, until the seotlon line be
tween the C. D, Thompson and W. 8. Dunniway
ranches is reached ; thence due west to a point
neur the northwest corner of B. C. Dunnlway's
Desert Entry No. 9; thence due south to An
telope creek. Suld road shall be oonstruoted
on the line seleoted by the road viewers ap
pointed by the Board to view and lay out said
road, and where said road runs through lands
owned by private individuals, lanes shall be
opened not less than sixty feet wide, and all
trees, brush and rook shall be removed from
the roud-bed not less than 12 feet wide, and
where grades are necessary, they shall be
made not less than eight feet wide exclusive of
flirt thrown out. And all banks on such grades
shall have sufficient slope to prevent caving.
All streams shall bo bridged with good sub
stantlal bridges not less than 12 feet wide, with
suitable approaches ; and all soft or muddy
plaoes shall be ditched and suitable culverts
for draining the same be built when necessary.
All bids must be sealed and addressed to the
Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of Custer
oouuty, Idaho, and marked : "Bid for the con
struction of Road on Antelope creek."
The Board reserves the right to reject
and all bids.
By order of the Board of Commissioners of
Custer county, Idaho, July
Attest : F. J. CLYDE
23 rd, 1894.
Will be received by the Board of Commission
ers of Custer county, Idaho, to be died with
the Clerk at Challis, at any time prior to 10
o'clock, a. m., August 28th, 1894, for rebuilding
the bridge aoross Salmon river, at the cross
ing of the Challis and Fahslmurol Wagon road
Bids will will be considered for replacing the
old bridge or using the material thereof that Is
found suitable therefor, and deducting from
the oontract prloe for building the bridge
appraised value of suob material. Such ap
prulsment to be made ln such manner as msy
be agreed upon between the Board of Commis
sioners and the bidder: or the bidder may make
his own estimate of the value thereof and
make his bid U> oover the extra material to be
furnished by him and the work of rebuilding
In which case the plan of the bridge will be the
same as the plan old bridge. Or bids will be
considered tor building a new bridge through
out, In which oase the Didder will be required
to furnish plans and speolfioatlous of the
bridge they propose to build. In case any bid
is aooepted by the Board, the bidder or bidders
wiU be required to eater Into a oontract with
the Board to complete the work in accordance
with the plans and speelfloations therefor, and
the conditions stated lq the oontract, snd to
furnish a good and sufficient bond In the full
sum of the contract price to be paid by him for
the work performed and material furnished,
such bond to be subjeot to approval by the
Board of Commissioners.
Bids must be sealed and addressed to the
Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of Custer
county, Challis, Idaho, and marked : "Pro
posals to Build Bridge,"
andallbWs* reaerve ® right to rejeot any
By order of the Hoard of Commissioners of
Custer county, Idaho.
„ Ältest : F. J. CLYDE, Clerk.
Dated CballU) Idaho, July 21, I8d4.
Populist state Platform,
■ The following platform was adopted by the
People's Party convention convened In Boise
City, August 1, 18U1 :
The People's party of the State of Idaho In
convention assembled hereby adopts the fol
lowing resolutions as expressive of Its convic
First—We endorse the national platform of
the People's party, adopted at Omaha, July 4,
Second—The People's party Is a party of law
and order. Its mission Is to restore, as far as
law can affect It. equality of opportunity In the
race for life. It believes lu the sentiment ex
pressed in the Declaration of Independence
that "all men are by nature created equal and
endowed by tbolr Creator with certain Inalien
able rights among which are life, liberty and
pursuit of happiness." It dcolares that human
rights are more precious than vested wrongs,
and that all publio wrongs shall be made to
yield to the demands of equal Justloe express
by whomsoever committed,and pledge
s to the people of the state that If they
ed through the peaceable and orderly
the ballot. We know that through th
only can the people become
therefore condemn all act« of
shall entrust us with the reins of state govern*
ment we will see to It that public
served and peace and tranquility assnre
Third—We declare that the enforcement of
law, no matter how Important it may be, is
only the beginning, not the end of good govern
ment. We believe that the true statesmanship
lies in making good laws far more than in en
forcing bad ones. We therefore, demand such
legislation, both state and national, as will
crush all monopolies and relieve the people
from all unjust discrimination by law.
Fourth—Realizing that the financial question
is one of prominent importance to our people,
we reiterate our demands for the free and un
limited coinage of silver and gold at the pres
ent legal ratio of 16 to 1.
Fifth—That the future welfare of our state
depends very largely upon its legislation on the
subject of the appropriation and use of water
for purposes of irrigation, we therefore, pledge
the People's party to the passage, at the earl
iest opportunity, of a law protecting the people
against unreasonable charges for the use of
water, and also creating water districts in the
arid regions of the state, and conferring upon
such districts the power to construct ditches
and canals for irrigating purposes: and also
P roviding for the condemnation ana purchase
y such districts of existing ditches and canals
constructed for the sale, rental or distribution
of water for agricultural uses. That such law
should authorize, under proper safeguards,
such water districts to Issue bonds to construct
or purchase such ditches or canals, which
bonds sha 11 be a charge upon districts only.
That the charges for the use of water should
be no higher that sufficient to pay for the cost
of maintenance and repair of such ditches and
canals, and create a sinking fund to pay the in
terest on such bonds are paid, the use of water
should be free, except the necessary charge
for the maintenance and repair of such ditches
Sixth—We denounce the effort now being
made by the Northern Paciflo railroad company
to force upon Its employes contracts in the
form of oaths and containing provisions which,
if submitted to, would in the end reduce such
employes to the condition of industrial slaves,
we, therefore, demand state legislation that
will not only declare all such contracts null and
void hut also Indict upon the officers and agents
of any corporation soliciting, demanding or
enforcing such contracts in Idaho such punish
ment as will effectually teach them that neith
er chattel nor Industrial slavery will be toler
ated in this state. We further denounce the
f tractice of mining corporations and companies
n running or being interested in stores and
boarding houses, either by themselves directly
or through their officers and superintendents,
and making it obligatory upon their employes
to trade and deal in their stores or board in
their boarding houses, and we demand such
legislation as will effectually prevent such
Seventh—We demand state legislation by
which the offices of state mining inspector and
state boiler Inspector shall be filled by persons
elected by the qualified voters of the state in
stead of, as now, appointed by the governor.
Eighth—We denounce the practice by per
sons and corporations of black-listing laborers
f their connection with organized
labor. We demand such state legislation on
this subject as will make such practice a fel
ony, and, in case of a corporation, the infliction
of the additional penalty of the surrender of
Ninth—We demand a law prohibiting the en
try of deficiency judgment of mortgages on real
property, and that the time for redeeming such
property from forced sales under foreclc
or execution be extended from six months to
Tenth—We are opposed to the further sale of
the school lands of the state and demand that,
in lieu of such sales, such lands shall be leased
to actual occupants and thereby create a per
petual school fund without danger from loss.
Eleventh—In view of the criminal conduct of
both old parties in granting to corporations a
monopoly of the people's money by which the
property of the industrial classes is being
rapidly absorbed by the usurers, we favor such
an extension of the exemption law of the state
as will save the homes of the people and assure
to our wives and children a reasonable provis
ion against poverty. We pledge our legislators
to revise the homestead law so that all actual
homesteads will be exempt from forced sale on
execution without the necessity of a declara
Twelfth—We favor the submission to the
people a constitutional amendment conferring
upon the legislature the power to fix salaries
of county officers at any figure between the
maximum and minimum now established in the
constitution, and demand that, when it can be
done, the legislature shall reduce such sala
ries to a figure commensurate with the poverty
of the people. We also recommend state legis
lation which shall require, under such regula
tions as may be fixed by law, that all fees and
commissions shall be paid to the county treas
urer only and prohibited to be paid or received
by any other county officer.
Thirteenth—We reiterate the demands of the
People's party representatives in our last state
legislature for the elimination from our con
stitution of what is known as the test oath and
pieuge our party to place before the voters of
the state at the earliest opportunity a consti
tutional amendment to that effect.
Fourteenth—We demand that an amendment
to the constitution providing for equal suffrage
be submitted by the legislature to the legal
voters of the state.
Fifteenth—We demand the passage of a new
and just apportionment bill giving fair repre
sentation to all parts of the state.
Sixteenth—We endorse the reform known as
the initiative and referendum.
Seventeenth—The office of governor of a state
conferring, as it does, upon the incumbent
many facilities for »ratifying an insatiable am
bition, this convention, therefore,
Besolve*, That the nominee to that office
shall be ineligible to the office of United 8tates
senator and, If elected, shall not be eligible for
any other office during his
Eighteenth—From the very nature of their
constitutions, popular governments must nec
essarily be carried on through the agency of
political parties. Party platforms thus be
come the basis of all legislative and adminis
trative measures, and their wilful violation is
civil treason against republican institutions.
The faithful keeping of party pledges by those
entrusted with power is the highest political
and moral duty due from a public officer to the
people. We believe the time has come when it
should also be made a legal duty. And, there
fore favor state legislation which, while guard
ing the public officers in the state against false
accusations and malicious prosecutions, will
yet provide a legal method through the courts
by which the gross violation by any officer of
the pledges made by him through the party
platform upon which he was elected, may be
punished by his prompt dismissal from office—
we also favor the passage of a state law which
shall disqualify any person holding an office
from being a delegate to any party convention.
Ninteenth—We denounoe the profuse expen
iture of money heretofore practiced by both of
the old parties in this state in the conduct of
political campaigns. Such practice is corrupt
within Itself, debauches the political conscience
of the voters, gives to the wealth an undue in
fluence in elections and transforms the highest
and most responsible duty of citizenship into a
frantic scramble for the floating or venal vote.
And we, therefore, favor the Passage of a Cor
rupt Practices Act by the legislature which
on account o
1. Speolfy the Items for which money may
be spent by a candidate for office or his party
committee connections with elections.
2. Fix the amount which any candidate
committee shall be permitted to apeud.
3. Require each oanaldate and committee
when the election is over to make out and hie
In the publio office designated by law, a state
ment verified under oath specifying the several
amounts so spent and the Items of suoh
4 . Award the office to the minority candidate
where he and his party committee have kept
the law as against the majority candidate where
such candidate or his party committee has
broken the law.
Twentieth—The People's party welcomes In
to Its ranks all members of either of the old
parties who slnoerely accept the principles of
the Omaha platform; but we announce It as our
final determination that we will not, now or at
any future time, form any fuslou
with any party whatever, In state, county or
Rocky Mt. News
The Daily—By Mail.
The Weekly—By Mail.
One year, in advance
The News is the only great
daily in the United States that is
identified with the Populist Free
Coinage movement, and should
be in the hands of every voter
North, South, East or West.
Send in your subscriptions at
Yalley House !
Salt Lake, Utah.
Geo. W. Carter, Prop.
This house is situated opposite
the S. W. corner of the Temple
block, in a quiet and pleasant
location, and is convenient to all
the best business portions of the
city. It is nicely shaded in
summer and well protected in
Its tables are always furnished
with the best the markets afford.
The rooms are airy and spac
ious, and its beds provided with
the finest class of springs and
mattresses, and its linen choice
Call there and you will be
GEO. W. CARTER,
It is the
Do not bo da
re! red by those
The no 4-ajird
which they ad
vert ioe for *S0.
can now be
bought of u« or
our dealers tr'
from 615.00 to 81S.OO.
W. make . large variety rt the»e ch,
those who can uut .lTortl to buy the
hot to fluely flnl-hed or carefully made a. Ilia
but WE GUARANTEE EVERY ONE. and
i**o<*i. \\> Imvo ntri nta in nearly *v*m
got Ifi -tructicii*, need
nr town whore
Write for Our Xeut J'riee Liât.
We trill no# 6« Undersold*
We want vour order. If not f ir th* Re*t. for our next
B^t. And it pr o««, liberal terms and square dealing
Will win we fw*« |t
Wg WILL DELIVER o mm
amination, be or« pttrt'ba ai n
ouue. Aeic Price J, i « t
• of charge. W rite at
TÜE O r"E S i'ti'M MACHINE CO.,
0n»c\ Î3 Vrln C— .a«, N. T., Chlcijo, 111.,
», CU., À'.UsU, Sa.
Cl. IX Em
rort sat., it
J. f*. DICKEY, Prop.
This is the great central stage
station of our country, and
is kept in a way that all
J. P. DICKEY.
This Line runs first-class in
all its appointments, carrying
express and passengers,
the shortest, quickest and cheap
est route from the railroad into
the Salmon river mining region
—Crystal, Clayton, Bayhorse,
Challis, Bonanza, Custer, Sheep
Mountain, Stanley, Seafoam,
H. C. LEWIS, Prop.,
Blackfoot and Challis
This is one of the cheapest and
most convenient Lines running
into Custer county. Stage
leaves Challis for Lost River
and Blackfoot every morning
(except Sunday), at 6 o'clock,
carrying passengers and U. S.
mail and express.
This is the cheapest route to
the railroad and all points East
and North. Fare to Blackfoot
reduced to $10. Express $2.00
POWELL & PIERSON, Props.
E. C. HEADRICK
Anchor Line Steamships.
Sign Writer and Paper Hanger.
The Sullivan Hot Springs are
pleasantly situated only two
miles and a half above the town
of Clayton, near the South bank
of Salmon river,
are of a nice temperment for
medicinal qualities, sulphur pre
dominating. This is fast becom
ing a place of resort for invalids
and pleasure seekers. Mr. Sul
livan has made a great many im
provements for the comfort of
his guests, but the leading at
traction must ever be its healing
A carriage for the conveyance
of guests will be constantly in
attendance, and all persons wish
ing to go and return can do
during the day, round trip only
50 cents. Two fine plunge baths
are now complete and other
conveniences will be added.
0. W. Lyman.
BLXCKFOOT, - IDJt
Transact a General Banking Busin»
Interest allowed on time depo.«
Issue Drafts direct on all 8
principal cities of Europej
Cbase National Bank.
First National Bank.
Commercial National Bank
First National Bank.
McCornlck & Co., Bankers.
First National Bank.
ASSOCIATE BANK :
First National Bank
The Pacific H
Has been refurnished sS
now first-class in every rotl
Rooms spacious, clean andll
A stable for the accomr,
tion of 30 head of horses ht|
been completed. Parties m
Falls can secure the *
teams at the hotel.
Mrs. W. M. Dill, t;
' Jhe T d
., 1 *
The Hopkins Lumber 4 Milling .;
They are now
Running their large
Choice brands of high
They are selling at as
as mills farther away.
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