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The Silver Messenger.
IDAHO. $+Q]FFlCIAL PAPER 0? CUSTER COUNTY.-* PUBLISHED : TUESDAY : AFTERNOONS. - Editor. General Manager. E. A. FIERCE, M. M. SWEiJT, THE cqrçVIÎNTION. The delegation to the Populist convention from Güster county, excepting the Hon. John J. Mc Carthy, who was called in ad vance on business matters to Rocky Bar, left Challis July 29, and returned on the next Sun day. Arriving at Ketchum in the evening, they found that a full delegation would attend from Alturas and also received en couraging news from other quar ters. At Shoshone favorable re ports came to us from the labor ing men, who now claim to be heart and hand with the People's party. We see no signs of their wavering now, We saw their dispirited and faltering action in the election of 1892; but they have received some very sad lessons since then; and, surely, if experience is worth anything to men, they will be wise enough not to falter again. They have the power for their own relief if they will but claim it in the right direction. It is not our opinion that bloodshed is the right remedy. The ballot, brethren, is omnipotent. Presi dents, princes, kings and empor ors tremble at its power when judiciously put into action. The laboring men are the masters and it is to be hoped they will improve the opportunity. Prom Shoshone the numbers increased so that the delegates were surprised at their coming. Arriving at Boise, it was found that every county in the State, excepting Oneida, was represent ed and most of them by a full set of delegates. This rendered it very pleasant and encourag ing to our people and was. evi dently, a surprise to the resid ents of the capitol city. The convention was called to order at the appointed hour of meeting by tfiat sterling patriot D. L. Badley, and the Hon. Wm. H. Clagett was chosen tempor ary chairman and J. II. Ander son, secretary. Permanent or ganization was made by select ing the leader of Populism in Lemhi county,Hon. J. P. Clough. The results of its labors are main ly before the people in this is sue, and what has not been pub lished will ]be in the next. We are most surely pleased with its work. It has been our lot to at tend a goodly number of State conventions and we never, until , now, have met so earnest a body pf gentlemen and yet who were so entirely harmonious in their deliberations as was the Populist convention in Boise City, Aug. 1, 1894. Not an inebriate member, and an almost entire body of men who drank nothing intox icating. Never has it been pleasure to see such a temperate convention before, and yet memb ers were full of determination and full of hope of grand success. Indeed, if looks cheerful ahead. our The nominations were wisely distributed over the state and the utmost harmony prevailed. The citizens of Boise appeared to be happy over the epoourag ing outlook for our party, and, at all times, extended the hand of welcome and friendliness to all its delegates, The contrast was very great between 1892 and 1894, for which we would return to them our hearty thanks. They see the ooming revolution and, if not ready to take an open part, are evidently more than glad that we are moving forward in our line of inarch jn reform. The Mercantile Association p&fd us a deep and highly ap preciated compliment in the way pf a car ride to the Natatorium, free baths and fine supper—all gi which was accompanied by an excellent band of mqsic. Mark, the baths were not given on ac count of our requiring greater cleanliness, for our people are standard on that point, both in personale and in principles— good goods—all wool and a yard wide, and the Boise people see the point. Many of the delegat es made, there, short, eloquent speeches returning heartfelt thanks; and they were so filled with the enthusiam of their work that they made many an argu ment for our political principles, forgetting in their zeal thp,t, by the citizens of a capitol city, such entertainments are given purely for a social end; to weld the friendship of the people of city and country. All capitols do that, and, on such occasions, it is perhaps, well to omit mostly partisan suggestions, either of church or state. But we must confess that, even the opposing ones of our entertainers, met everything with a becoming grace. Our gratitude ought to be and is most profound, not only for the citizens' kindness, but for the very happy manner in which they performed their part on this happy occasion, and our only regret was, on leaving our beautiful capitol city, that our labors in the convention were so arduous that we were un able to visit many of our friends who reside there. The harvest is abundant throughout our route. Little improvements are being made excepting at this place. Quite a number of substantial buildings are going up there. Times ap pear dull for that city ; but by no means worse than in other points. Our delegates left with high hopes for victory, and we may reasonably expect their hopes will be metamorphised into real izations. Good bye, Boise ! TBLLOW JACKET NUGQETB. Yellow Jacket, Aug. 6, 1894, Editor Messenger :— The liar,like the school-master, are notable for making their presence known abroad in the land, hence it is that we bear with stoic fortitude the mischiev ious entertainments rendered upon the lyre of Dame Rumor. All mining regions have had to endure this affliction, and there fore it is reasonable to presume that all in the present and future will be subject to the same pest iferousness. Impelled by the above subtle influences not a few "footloose" and worthy individuals came to this district during the past spring and summer and whether they will say that they came, saw and conquered; will more fully appear when their reports are all in. Being a new arrival, we are contenting ourselves as a looker on in Venice, so to speak. And as a matter of mere diver sion from whittling a stick and sticking to the shadows of the towering spruce and fir trees; take this opportunity of laying before your readers a few dom impressions of this locality free from all influence of friends to reward or enemies to punish. Is there anything to indicate that this will be ran a permanent mining camp ? This question is one which is invaribly propound ed to the discoverers and oper ators of all mining camps, wheth er they are in the earliest most advanced stages of develop ment. We answer : Yes. There are immense dikes of diorite, quartz, porphyry and other erup tive rocks trending through every mountain here upon which there are mining locations. Such struoturers we are reliably in formed, are as bottomless as the pit which Colonel Ingersoll and the clergymen about. or disputing are There need be no doubt the permanency of mining here, and so far as mining develop ments have progressed here, we have warrant for as to saying, that success and failures have run neck and neck with one another. It has neither produced any big fortunes nor has any fortunes worth mentioning to mining men, been expended here in systemat ic mining development. The district is centrally located in probably as extensive a mineral zone as anywhere else in the Rocky Mountain regions, with water Cpower and timber in boundless quantity. However, the streets are not paved with gold here, and if nigh unto 30 years in mines and mining has confirmed us in anything it is the opinion that those that are so paved are just across the range. We notice remarkably intel ligent and energetic mine opera tors here and feel satisfied they have outlived the childishness of working for fun, or merely to catch succors, in a stream so completely fished out. A general merchandise store is a needed institution here just now, and as an inducement for one to come here, will say the prices paid here for articles of prime necessity—except whis key—are such as to send custom ers away dead broke on the first deal. Unless something is done to remedy this defect, especially (whiskey is selling at two drinks for a quarter) there is danger of many of our young men becom ing courtiers, to King Alcohol. As near as we can leam there are nearly one hundred men em ployed at wages by the three companies operating here, while quite a number are also here waiting for a chance to get em ployment; so that it is not a fav orable place to invite additional labor, just at present writing. What the opportunities will be in the future when the two stamp mills—one of forty and one of ten stamps capacity—are ready to run, we will endeavor to let your readers know. In the mean time the outside world may posess its soul in patience as to the future of the camp, but, of this they may rest assured; it will not go up like a rocket, nor come down like a gob of mud. —J. G. A. Pahsimarl Picking«. Moïse, Idaho, Aug. 10, 1894. Editor Messenger :— Sheriff Hicks and wife have returned home from a visit in the valley. Miss Jenson is visiting at Mr. O'Neil's. Mr. E, O'Neil has gone to Wood river on business. Jas. Christian has gone to Sal mon City for a mower. Trade is drifting from Challis to Salmon City on account of the bridge being gone. Mr. Borjson is going to put up Wm. Wells' hay. Nasby. Ä Model Report. Following is an old quarterly report of the postmaster at Wat erford, Fulton Co., 111., which was filed with the department more than 30 years ago, and is still kept on file : waterford, fulton co ils July the 9, 1857 muster james buckanen, Presi dent of United states Dear Sur Bean required by the instructions of the post office to report quar terly, I now fullfil that pleasing duty by reporting as follows. The Harvestin has been goin on pretty well and most of the na bors have got their cuttin ebout dun, wheat is hardly a ay präge crop, on rollin land corn is yel lowish and wont cut more than ten or fifteen booshel to the aker the health of the cummunitie is only Tolerable meesils and colery hav broken out about 2 and a haf miles from here, thair powerful awakenin on the sub jec of religion in the potts nabor hood and many souls are be in made to know their sins forgiven miss nancy Smith a near nabor had twins day before yisterday one of them is a poor skraggy thing, and wont live half its days this is about all i kno and hav to report the present quarter, giv my respecks to njrs buckanin an subscribe myself yours trooly. Abigail jenkins p m at fulton co ils. are a CHALLIS Hotel! Challis, Idaho. **** Mrs. A. Butters, Prop. fihst-clalss In Every Respect. tSPThe tables are supplied with the best the markets afford, and the charges are reasonable. GOOf) BEOS & BOOMS. iN-Main Street, * CHALLIS, IDAHO. ■J SSSSqK: 1 HI mm -■-'L « a ♦>JEWELEE,« CHALLIS, : : IDAHO. (Located in Spalding's Drug Store.) täP^All kinds of Jewelry re pairing done on short notice and at reasonable rates. to ~s — & C o ««*««**«*««#«0*00*0#*00#00 ^Shaving Parlors.*?* CHALLIS, is YELLOW JACKET. Hot and Cold Baths. ***************04000000000 a I J. H. Pitzer, CLAYTON. IDAHO. Blacksmithing done in all its branches, promptly, and in the most skilful manner. My prices are reasonable, and my work speaks for itself. Prop. City Drug Stor JOHN P. SPALDING, Prop. Confectionei Tobacc Drugs, Medicines, Perscriptions Carefully Compounded Cigars, Wine! Liquors, Etc. COMPLETE LIME OF FISHIMG TACKLE. CHILLIS, r / i JONES CMKI.U8, IDAHO., *«»»*««»«****»* «•***»*** Challis Mar? *****«**«**»*** >ra******* [V J -DEALER IN Fresh Beef, Pork, Mutton, Sausage, Etc. F. O. SMITH'S SÀOOON, Challis. #*#***««*** - m 9 a«»a**#»i Choice ~W ines, Liquors and Cigars. £ (tf. «»««*««•«***»****#«**»*#«»«##***000*00*0000000000, R. N. Hull. Chris. Morler. **** W. H. Felkj* **** % **** R. N. Hull & Co, ^Wholesale and Retail Dealers ini«* ■ * We Carry the Largest Stock of m GROCERIES AND DRY GOOD! "<r 7 IS ! 4 \ N. N. IHtill 8c Co Challis, Idal