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The Silver Messenger.
IDRHO. CHKJLLI®, - Entered at the Challis post office as second class mail matter. ♦♦OFFICIAL PAPER OF CUSTER COUNTY.« PUBL1SUED : TUESDAY : AFTERNOONS. ■ Editor. General Manager. E. A. PIEE0E, M. M. SWEET, ' AUGUST 31, 1897. Tuesday, The edict has gone forth and the great Ontario mine is closed. Every citizen of Utah from Log an to St. George will regret ex ceedingly to hear this, because for twenty-five years they have all pointed with pride to this great produoer of mineral wealth. Not only has it been the main stay and almost the life blood to the business interests of Park City, but the people of Summit, Morgan, Wasatch and Utah counties have received many thousand of dollars every year from the sale of lumber and pro duce sold to the Ontario mine and miners. The closing of the Daly mine was a, severe blow to the business interests of Park City and surrounding country, but that incident was nothing to be compared to the closing of Ontario. During the past twenty-five years this mine has produced nearly half a hundred million dollars, and has paid in dividends $13,335,000, and this vast sum has been wrested from the rock riebed hills in the face of almost overwhelming difficulties. No one connected with this great mine will feel so keenly the clos ing down as Supt. Chambers. He experted and purchased it in the early '70's, and for a quarter of a century he had watched over it. He has seen it grow from an insignificant prospect hole in the mountain side until it became one of the noted mines, not only of the United States, but of the world. And now that circum stances over which he has no control forces the closing of the mine, his regret will not bo oc asioned because of its effect upon him personally or his pecuniary interest in the enterprise, but be cause of the effect upon the men who earned a living for them selves and families by working in and about the mine. The continued decline in the price of silver and the slight prospect for a change for the better in the near future has caused the closing down of this mine. The poople of Utah, and especially those immediately af fected by it, must not lose heart, because it is not lost, nor will the wheels of progress be turned backward, though the onward movement may be checked mom entarily. It is no fault of those directly interested in the conduct of the mine; it is the direct result of the pursuit of a governmental policy which has worked ruin for the time being to the silver industry. In the economy of nature wrongs are usually right ed, and if the dethronement of silver is being, as we believe, brought about by artificial means iu the interest of aggrandized wealth, a readjustment in the in terest of right and justice is bound to come. It may be some what uncharitable to draw solation from the misfortunes of others, but it is a fact that with all the depression caused by the decline of silver herein the west, the same cause is -working great er havoc in the east, and with all our troubles, the laboring people of the west are a hundred times better off in every way than their brothers in the east, and in the months to own ill fortune will be forgotten in our sympathy for them.—Salt Lake Herald. con come our Our McKinley friends attribute the rise in the price of wheat to the tariff bill and the "good times" under a gold standard, but this is not a fact. It is owing to an immense crop of wheat in this country, coupled with short crops in most of the other grain producing countries of the world, is a conjunction of circum stances that cannot fail to be ad vantageous to American farmers. While the shortage in Russia, the Argetine Republic,Australia, India and other countries is now said to amount to one-tenth of the world's crop, the United States wheat growers; who for tunately overplanted their prob able market by about 75,000,000 bushels, will profit greatly by this extra demand. The depart ment of agriculture estimates the total wheat crop of the Unit ed States this year at 460,000,000 bushels, or 32,000,000 bushels in excess of last year. A big sur plus wheat crop and an advanc ing price is the condition that is now making glad the American farmer. Throughout the grain belt of the United States the crop of wheat is not only the largest since 1891, but it is now safe, while the European crop, on the contrary, is the smallest since 1891. Expert statisticians esti mate that the exportable surplus in the United States this year is 185,000,000 bushels, as compared with 145,000,000 bushels last year, a balance of 40,000,000 bushels over last year to aid in bringing good times. Some of our goldbug exchang es are claiming that. Senator Stewart, of Nevada, had given up the fight for silver. Follow ing are his own words, and it only shows to what low methods the gold press will resort to : ' T have had no conversation with a reporter or anybody else from which any inference can be drawn, much less any statement made, to the effect that I had changed my views with regard to the unlimited coinage of silver by the United States independ ently of any other nation, and at the ratio of 16 to 1. I recognize the fact that there is a temporary boom in this country, founded on short crops and famine in other countries, and which will make times better until our competit ors have good crops again. But I never have intimated an opin ion that there is a possibility of continued good times, while the effort is being made by the money powers to substitute gold money for the silver money now in cir culation. "While that process continues gold will appreciate and the gen eral trend of prices will be a de clining one. I do not predicate any hope of contiuued prosperity in this country by continued dis tress elsewhere. The statement in the New York Times that Senator Stewart, of Nevada, is one of the latest converts to 'commercial optimism,' and that he is a bull on 'everything cept silver,' is a total misrepre sentation of my position or any thing I have said. On the con trary, I am a bull on silver, and believe the temporary relief that the American people are enjoy ing by reason of good crops and famine elsewhere, will enable them to assert their independence in 1898 and 1900. I do not bel ieve that they will bo in the ab ject condition that they were in 1896, which enabled the gold combination through fraud, in timidation, and bribery to ach ieve a victory. "It seems almost providential that relief should come while the battle is on, which will give Yhe people a degree of independence to fight the enemies of civiliza tion who are laboring to enslave the human race by contraction, falling prices, and poverty. This relief did not come by order of the gold syndicate. They ordered anything to make it easier for the people, but Provi dence has made it hard for other nations in order to give the American people an opportunity to free the people from the bond age of gold contraction." ex never Silver was reported on the 23rd at 51 ^ cts. per ounce. LABOR DAY ! S ' 1 2$ S —WILL BE OBSERVED AT— Custer, --—ON ^PROGRAM :« At 9 O'clock, u. m.—Parade, headed by the Chains Cornet Band, starts from Union Hall In Custer, marches to Bonanza; from Bonanza back to Custer mill, and then hock to the hall. The ladies are oordially invited to escort the parade on horseback. Then services at the hall, including singing, and speaking by Hon. Frank Walton, of the flotte Sentinel, and Hon. R. A. Pierce, of The SU.VKR Messenger. At 1 O'clock p. m.—Base Ball Game between the Black mine and Lucky Boy mine. Purse:—$20 to the winner. TUG OF WAR—Between hill and town. Purse 111. Entrance fee 50 cents. All to go to the winners. FOOT RACE—(Far Boys under 15 years of age) —1st prize *3.50; 2nd prize *1.00. it SHOE RACE—(For Boys of 15 yrs. and under) —1st prize, 1 pr. of shoes or *2.50; 2nd prize *1.00 ; 3rd prize 50 cents. SACK RACE—(For all). 1st prize »1; 2nd $2. POTATO RACE—(100 ft.). 1st prize *1 ; 2nd *2. LADIES' RACE—(50yards). 1st prize, one pair Fine Shoes. 2nd prize, one pair of Fine Kid Gloves. WHEELBARROW RACE.- (Blindfolded-50 yards and return). 1st prize, $1 ; 2nd, $2. RJtLL. In the evening thero will be a Grand Ball given at the Miners' Union Hall. Tickets :—$1.00 per couple. Committee on Arrangements : James Sanderson, Alex Thompson, James Byrnes. Ë. Baldwin. James Kerr. Al. McLane. Ed. McAllister, Fay White, Albert Marriott, H. B. Jarvis, Peter McGuire, Wm. Fahrenbach. Charles Nelson, Charles Barrett. £*r*The C. C. & C. Stage Co. offer half fare rates for this occasion. MARSHAL OF THE BAY î ~>MAC BLACK.« ASST. MARSHAL ; fîilie Tbanr>sef). Come One; Come All, and have a Good Time ! In the District Caurt of the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Idaho, In and for the County of Custer. George G. Sharer, Plaintiff, I ys. J. Oscar E. Penwell, Defendant. ) Notice Is hereby given that an attachment has been issued In the above entitled cause, out of the District Court of said county, against the property of said Defendant, Oscar E. Pen well. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court. [Seal.] this 30th day of August, 1897. GEO. E. KEYES, Clerk of the 4th Distrtot Court of Idaho for Custer County. First publication Aug. 31, 1807. Treasurer'« Notice. The following warrants against Custer county, will be paid presentation with interest to date, if presented within sixty days from date of this notice : Road Fund. (April Issue 1897). Nos. 36— ut —38—and—39. (July Issue 1897.) Nos. 40—41—42—43—44-and-45. Interest at 7 per cent. Inter est commences from date of reg istry to 10 days after date of ad vertisement. on J. P. Spalding, County Treasurer. Dated at Challis, Aug. 24, 1897. Town Lot Owner«. All deeds that have been given of town lots, in the Challis town site, by the Probate Judge, and acknowledged before Caro T. Zeigler, are pronounced to be worthless by the Attorney Gen eral of Idaho. All parties hold ing such deeds, can have new deeds, in the next 30 days, at the price of $1.75 each, time the price will be $3.50. C. B °mau, Probate Judge. Challis, Aug. 10, 1897. After that TIÏE H 0 T E li. Mr». Wm. Cider, Prop., (North Side of Main Street,) Challis, Idaho. ♦♦First-Class Hotel. « Board flr>d Lodging By the l!>ay, Week, or toy the fT)onth. When in Challis be sure and The tables stop at this hotel, are always supplied with the best the market affords, and they can not be surpassed in Custer Commodious sample county, rooms for traveling men. Blackfoot, Houston & Challis Stage Com- pany—Limited. -, ft T BSSPDaily Four-Horse Concord coaches, carrying Mail, Passen- gers, Express and Freight. CSPThe only direct and cheap- est route all points North, South and East. —O— [^"Shipments marked: "Care B. H. & C. Stage Co. via. Black- foot," will have prompt ship- ment For further information apply to J. P. Spalding, Agt., Challis, Idaho. F W. Vogler, Gen'l. Mgr., Blackfoot, Idaho. II Repairing of All Kinds done at Bed-Rock Prices,at the old Jas, Briner stand. I3F"A11 kinds and classes of Horse Shoeing, up to No. 4 Shoes, done for $2 per head. All other work done in proportion. Every piece of work guaranteed to give satisfaction or no charg The way to be convinced is to give me a call. es. W. E. HANNA, Prop., Challis, Idaho. u JOE 5 5 "^Tonsorial Artist.a [Main Street, Challis.] Give me a call at the old stand. W. H. Felknbr. *#** James Gayle **** R. N. Hull. *««« R. N. Hull & Co., ^Wholesale and Retail Dealers in>fr ■ ■ I We Carry the Largest Stock of GROCERIES AND DRY GOODS. ■ R. N. refill 8 c Co., Challis, Idaho. -*• DRY GOODS I % y Notions, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, and other Goods too numerous to mention, at the Lowest Prices ever sold. A Choice and Complete Stock of \ Fresh Groceries Always on hand, at the' jüil L * -OF- Rich 8c Ri (Next Door to the Postoffice), CHILLIS. IlDflHO 5*0 HL J. JONES^ MEAT MARKET, — : =HChallis, Idaho.m=" -DEALER IN Fresh Beef, Pork, Mutton, Susage, Etc., Etc I JOHN P. SPALDING, Prop. JPaints, Oils, V arnisli and Brushes. « : Prompt Attention to All Mail Orders. Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Soaps, Perfumes, Toilet Water, Stationery, Cigars, Tobaccos, Liquors, l Prescriptions Carefully Compounded COMPLETE LINE 01 FISHING TACKLE. CHflLLIS, U9PH