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■Hr Prom Mackay, present terminus of Salmon River Railroad, to Chailis by daily stage 50 miles. From Chailis to Singiser or Three Forks, by wagon road 40 miles From Singiser or Three Forks to Thunder Mountain, by good Trail, £0 miles. Total 140 miles. , *) s 351 9 g mi :§ s ë t» ë 9 m s ë ë ms i 9 ë ; a® !<=■=» * ë Robt. Morrison, jig IjPt Prop. SO, £Ç\The New Chailis House,-vU is a strictly first-class^agCj hotel, and the meals'^ Alfs and accommodations^/ cannot be surpassed^® — in Custer county. •- '• «^-Parties going out on^® the stages will find^T this a convenient hotel^sj to stop at. The drivers;#^ tZTT- board here. Meals al-i^b ways promptly onjsfiS time. Located one; * door west of the drug; store. « ' v .Board and Lodging at; rpason "ble rates. The yVtva tables are always sup-' ^$4!/ plied with the best.--— Good acorn mod ations-j^ for traveling men andvvr the public. Fine Sample WrY fiooms for Com mercial Men.v*<^! NOTICE T0THE PUBLIC. Board and Lodging at Mrs. M. Jose's, northwest of R. N. Hull & Co's, store, Chailis, Idaho. Meals and Lodging strictly first class. good beds, and the table supplied with the best in the market. Board and lodging by tbe day, week or month, at reasonable rates. Fine large rooms and MRS. M. JOSE. '. // i JO -• • Tonsorial Artist. 'CHALLIS, : IDAHO. A., o. IB OMARI OPTICIAN 0 m Re'ractionist. J ^fT"The most careful &tten-^nS( .Mon paid to tbe correction o all >77 ''errors connected witn the eyes. V.'ZZ ' tbe up-to-date retued f L r Q ^les for sore eyes. \X> 'm At Spalding's Drug Store, \ IDAHO.; CHALLIS, (The ter itlcsscngrr. QQR MOTTO i "Fr«* and Unlimited Coinage of Oliver at tbe Ratio of Ift to X. * I CHALLIS, CUSTER COUNTY, IDAHO, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1902. NO. 37. Y0L. 22. APPLICATION FOH PATENT. NOTICE NÇ. 5S0. SURVEY NO. 1CBS. UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE, ) Hailey, Idaho. March 2f>th, 1902 f NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. That William J. Treloar, who*e postoffice address Is Chailis, Custer county, Idaho, has made application for a United Stales patent for the "DEMOCRAT" lode mining claim, situate in Bay horse Mining District, Custer county, State of Idaho, con sisting of 1003 linear feet of the lode and 6uo feet of surface ground 600 feet wide, being Sur vey No. 1686, und described in the field notes and plat of the official survey on file in this office, with magnetic variation at 19 degrees 30 minutes East, as follows : Beginning at the discovery point cf this claim and running thence South 4fe degrees 10 minut es East 741.3 feet to southeast center end ; thence South 9 degrees 41 minutes West 350 feet to Corner No. 1, from which corner U. S, M. M. No. 2 bears South 53 degrees 23 minutes 16 seconds East 4778.1 feet, measured; thence North 48 degrees 31 minutes West 604.7 feet to Corner No. 2; thence North 5 degrees 36 min utes West 428.4 feet to Corner No. 3; thence North 74 degrees 20 minutes West 262.7 feet to i Corner No. 4 ; thence North 9 degrees 41 min utes East 86.4 feet to Corner No. 5; thence South 71 degrees 00 minutes East 900 feet to Corner No, 6; thence South 9 degrees 41 min utes West 700 feet to Corner No. 1. the place of beginning survey of exterior boundaries of said claim, containing<an area of 8.014 acres. No conflicts. The said milling claim being of record in the office of the County Recorder of said mining district, at Chailis, in Custer county, State of Idaho, in Book 3 of Quartz Claims, at page 96, and the amended notice of location in"Book E" of Quartz Claims on pages 14 and 15 of the records of said county. The nearest known locations being the Keno Lode, Lot 47 on the north; the Silver Brick lode, Survey No. 980on the East; The Forest Rose lode. Survey No. 1191 on the West; and the Cave lode, unsurveyed, on the Northwest. Any and all persons claiming adversely any portion of the said "Democrat ' lode mining claim or surface ground, are required to file their adverse claims thereto with the Register ot the United States Land Office at Hailey. State of Idaho, within the sixty days' publica tion thereof, or they will be barred by virtue of the provisions of the Statute in such cases made and provided. a it N. J. SHARP. Register. I direct that the foregoing Notice of Applica tion for Paient be published for the period of sixty days in The Silver Messenger, a newspaper published at Chailis, Custer count}. State of Idaho, being the newspaper published nearest said claim. N. J. SHARP, Register. First publication April 1st, 1902. Texas Angel. Attorney for Applicant. MAY IS EARLY ENOUGH. You are thinking of going to the Thunder mountain country ? You want to know where it is? Ycu want to know what it is like ? You want know how to get there ? Do I know anything about it ? Have I ever been there ? Is it really great ? Do I think it is going to prove a stayer ? Is it a poor man's country ? Is the rush going to be big ? Is there much excitement over the country about it ? Say, don't talk so fast. Keep your clothes on. There isn't any use of getting excited. You can't go today. You can't go tomorrow. You should not go before the last of April. Y ou're a fool if you do. You can't gain anything by it. It would be perfectly useless. You can't prospect. The snow is three feet deep. There are no roads into the heart of the region. The trails are buried. A suow-slide might swish you into kingdom come in a jiffy. Then where'd you be ? Yes, I've been there—several times—came out from there just two weeks ago. But then you see I didn't go clear to Thunder mountain—only to the Thunder mountain region, within forty miles of it. And that makes a difference. Up to that point the trip is a picnic. Beyond that—but try it, and you'll know. Met a haggard spectre who had just come over the trail on snow shoes—got caught in a swirling storm, lost his bearings and was six days without food—old moun taineer and prospector, too, and right onto all the curves, but he came staggering in with his skin hanging to his bones like a.shirt on a bean pole, and it took all the whiskey I had iu my clothes to bring him around. You'd better not try it—see ? * * * The hardship will be perfectly useless—can't do anything till the snow goes—first of May will 1 e time enough—let the shell game meu and the townsite whoopers go ahead and break the trails. And say, speaking of town sites, there is the chance for people onto the game—room for forty and a certain need for them, too, for there will be forty distinct camps in the country before mid-summer, unless the signs are all wrong. Not that I go by signs, mind you—when it comes to that game don't tie up to me. But I know it's the largest un explored region in the United States. I know its a great mineral re gion—I know' it has a great var iety of minerals fer I have seen them—gold, silver, copper, tin, quicksilver and lead—I've seen these and I know what I'm tell ing you. And I'm not giving you a stiff. * * * The rock of Thunder mountain itself—which may be regarded as a sort of huge dike—is much broken and digested and the gold lies mostly iu the little seams of secondary quartz resulting from the alteration. They call it up there a mountain of gold, and so it is, if you don't care what you say. It is a small mountain of much brecciated and digested rock, carrying gold all through it. The mass of it is low grade, but some of it very high grade— way into the pictures—but all perfectly free and very easy to mill. Rainbow mountain a few miles distant, is said to be of the same character. Where is Thunder mountain ? In Idaho county, Idaho, just where the 115th meridian crosses the 45th parallel. You can find that point on any map, but you can't find Thunder mountain. Just reflect that the country has not been surveyed and therefore cannot be mapped in detail. Till lately Thunder mountain was an insignificant detail and tbe maps were all made before it became the most significant point in the State— all except the boom maps made by the several "best outfitting points and tbe quickest way to get in" towns. They shift the mountain around to fit their own story, just as we do in Colorado when a boom is on. But which is really tbe best way to go in ? Look here, now. I'm going back to Idaho and don't want to get mobbed. The song I sing all the while is, don't try to go in at all before the first of May. If you have got money to spare and ain't in a hurry, go up to Boise (prettiest town in the whole West; and hang around a few weeks and try to catch on. But if you wan to economize time and cash write (with this story enclosed, mind), for maps and printed information to any or all of the following: Chamber of Commerce, Boise, Idaho; R. E. Lockwood, Weiser, Idaho; H. C. Lewis, Ketchum, Idaho; C. V. Hansen, Blackfoot, Idaho; J. C. Fox. Chailis, Idaho; F. W. Vogler, Red Rock, Mont.; D. E. Burley, Salt Lake, Utah.— Fitz Mac in Herald-Democrat. a GREYHOUND GROUP. The Greyhound group of mines situated iu Sheep mountain dis trict, Custer county, and owned by Boise people, consists of five locations on the vein proper and runs from Sulphur creek in a northerly direction 7500 feet. The group consists of the follow ing claims: John Henry, Rufus, Ruby, Col. Bernard and Logan. The Ophir, Birdie and General Grant run parallel to the above veins. been located. Last year work was performed on the Rufus lode ■which consisted of a crosscut to a depth of 50 feet. The drift was then extended northwest 85 feet, and the face of the found to be 12 feet wide, with ore throughout that averaged $40 per ton, carrying some*gold. Six feet of the vein averaged $25 and 10 feet $20 per ton. The distance to Thunder mountain from the Greyhound group is 25 miles. S. M. Smith and C. M. Hayes of Boise have a bond on the prop erty and will develop the same the coming summer on a large scale. An average assay from the Rufus gives $55.20 per ton, $16.80 beinggold. Capital News. Millsites have already vein was there this season that will not strike a "color,'' but it is always the case in all great mining ex citements, but some will make fortunes. Thunder mountain proper is but a small part of this great mineral region, for adjoin ing it on all sides is a vast miner al field. This belt reaches from Custer to Warrens and from Loon creek to Yellow'Jacket, and em braces within its confines such rich mineral districts as Stanley Basin, Fisher mine, Seafoam, Sheep Mountain, Loon creek and Middle Fork and its tributaries, It is a vast unexplored region and rich in various kinds of min eral deposits, and the prospec tor will do well to take this mat ter into consideration. From the rush to Thunder mountain will come great good to that whole region, for the prospectors will branch out and explore the vast mineral zone, and as a result many good mines vill be discov ered and developed. DOES IT PAY TO PREVARICATE ? J. T. C. J. C. J. Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a foot ball, and it will be round and full at evening. Does not Mr. Bryant say that Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while Error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger ? Salmon and Ketchum people are now' advertising their respec tive routes open to Thunder Mt. They know there is no truth in such statements, but it is put out to fool people who are strangers in the country. Such false state ments only tends to injure their routes when the newcomers find out the truth in the matter, this time there are no routes open only for snow-shoers, to Thunder mountain, not even the Chailis route—and this is the earliest of them all. The snow has been At falling in the mountains during the past week and a depth of from one to two feet of new snow has fallen. We would advise the people to wait at least a month before rushing to the new gold fields. Perhaps within a week or ten days you can go as far as Singiser by wagon, but after you get there you will have to snow shoe it for a distance of 50 miles ♦ to Thunder mountain, whether you go in by the way of Salmon or Chailis. After you get to Thunder mountain you will find five or six feet of snow covering the country at this time and you cannot prospect. There are no supplies to speak of in the camp. —no town to shelter you from the winter's blast. So what are you going to do ? Let us be fair in this matter. We are some what familiar with all the "best routes" to Thunder mountain,and know that none of them are open roads for traffic at this time of tbe year—whether you go by Chailis, Salmon. Ketchum, War rens, Boise or Weiser. It's all of a month too early. There is no use deceiving the public about your "open roads," for it is an injury to the the country. We believe that the Thunder moun tain country is a great unexplor ed mineral region, and when it is thoroughly prospected will prove the theory of our honest convictions. Of course there will be hundreds of people out of the thousands that will rush in ♦ I a to S. of HOTEL ARRIVALS. Arrivals at the New Chailis House for the week ending March 29th : H. E. King. SanFrancisco, Cal. G. A. Sawyer. Mackay, Idaho. M. Russell, Mackay, Idaho. Sam Woolf. Salt Lake, Utah. H. L. Seward, Salt Lake. Utah. E. Richardson. Salt Lake. Utah. Sid Roberts, Forney, Idaho. John Altbam. Forney. Idaho. E. O. Sorben and wife. Denver, Colo. James Black. Telluride. Colorado. Peter Mitchell. Telluride, Colorado. C. V. Hansen, Blackfoot. Idaho. E. L. Fegan. Boston, Mass. Ü. B. Johnson. Mackay, Idaho. J. T. McCartter, Salt Lake. Utah. F. Kenenbley, Helena. Montana. E. D. Yerkes, Prescptt. Arizoua. Jerry Creesy. Cripple Creeic, Colorado. D. Swinehart. Pocatello, Idaho. F. W. Vogler. Red Rock. Montana. Clark Anderson. Dillon. Montana. James N. Hanraban. Antelope. Idaho. Henry Whitten. Pahsamaroi. Idaho. Arthur Cohn. Pocatello. Idaho Nels Watkins and wife Kilts, Idaho. Sam Leigh, Clayton, Idaho. Chris Peterson. Mackay. Tdaho. E. S. Arnold, Salt Lake, Utah. John Anderson, Bay horse, Idaho. E. R. Benedict, Salmon. Idaho. A. Lewylen. St. Louis. Mo. Fitz Mac, Denver. Colorado. Robert Bell, Rlackfoot. Idaho. Fred 1*1 ppe. Garden creek. Idaho. Emmett upsford, Clay|on. Idaho. at Richard Rock, known by near ly everyone who visits the Nat ional Park going in by Henry's lake, was gored to death on the 23rd inst. at his ranch near Henrv's lake by a bull buffalo which he had raised. Rock was one of the scouts with the ill fat.ed Custer expedition and is said to have been the man who | gave Custer the information of the presence of the Indians under Sitting Bull in the valley where that chieftain had encamped. Rock advised the general to await the coming of Reno before i attacking. . n , ... . . Th ® Çhallis route to Thunder | mountain is badly handicapped b^three trains a week To Mac 6 ! When a person has made UD ^is mind to °-o to Thunder m P untain he wan f s to go at once aQd DOt ^ delayed on the road . K sa5d a dail y train will beput yn the Salmon river branch on the 15th of this mouth, but that has been said so ofteu that we put little confidence in the re WILL OBSERVE APRIL 26TH. The three branches of Odd Fellowship in Chailis will ob serve the 83rd anniversary of the Order on April 26th, and the following committees have been appointed : Committee on Arrangement*« Mrs. A. C. Botnar, Miss Mabie Jose. Mrs. T. J. Paul, A. C. Bomar, J. G. Finnell, Tbos. Jose. Committee on Invitation. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bowen. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Osier, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Pfeiffer, Mrs. A. Heilman. George Sewell. Mr. and Mrs. Wells McGowan, Bernado Zanpedaglia. Jobn Penero. Jake Leislnger, Cbas. Small. Jas. Marker. Mai Branca, Marco Jackmello, Mr. and Mrs. Cbas. Funkbouser. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Me Kendrick, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Keyes, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jose, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ashton, Mr. and Mr3. C. L Lane. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wood, A. P.Chailis.Henry Sturkey. Committee on Reeeptlon« Mrs. Eudora Huffman, Mrs. Margaret Jensen, Miss Dora Jensen. Miss Julia Jensen, Mrs. Belle W. Thompson, Miss Cuba Trusler, John Job. Mrs. Arch Howell. Mrs. Ethel Philips, J. C. Fox. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. PauL Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ebberts, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Morrison, J. C. Dougherty, Mr. and Mrs. Len. Peck, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bradbury, Mr. and Mrs. John Ste phens. Miss May Paul. Geo. L. McGowan, Miss Nellie Bennetts. Miss Pearl McGowan, Harry Dunn, H. J. Bradbury, Thos. Gordon. Committee on Programme. Miss Mabie Jose, Mrs. A. C. Bomar. Mrs. T. J. Paul, J. L. Ebberts, A.C.Bomar, M.M.Sweet. Programme later. ♦ ♦ t March went out like a lion. Flour $50 a sack at Thunder mountain. J. P. Merridew. Supt. of the Hartford Copper & Gold Mining Co., Custer, was in Chailis last week on business. K. D. Williams, proprietor of the Park Medical Hot Springs, transacted business at the county seat last Wednesday. He—How did you enjoy the Easter service Sunday ? She—It was simply charming. I never saw so many lovely bon nets in all my life. Mr. Nels C. Jensen will move to their ranch on Salmon river. Dr. and Mrs. Huston will occupy the house recently vacated by them. It is understood that Fred Hol comb has made a sale of his ten claims at the mouth of Sunnyside creek Thunder mountain, price is said to have been in the neighborhood of $100,000. The port It all depends whether the business over the line will justify it or not. James Glendenning, who is well kuewn in this part of Idaho, and who was until recently sup erintendent of forest reserves of Idaho, died at Spokane, Wash., March 23rd, very suddenly of heart failure. The deceased came to Idaho in the early 60's and was a brother-in-law of ex Senator George L. Shoup and of Marshal James M. Shoup of Alaska. He went to Salt Lake City in the early 80's and served a term as mayor of that city. He came to Spokane three years ago to assume the duty of superin tendent of Idaho forest reserve, Since leaving th,at service six mouths ago, he has not been en gaged in any business. He leaves a wife and six children, all grown, and was in comfortable circunistances at the time of his death. f Is the Nearest Town and the Natural Gateway and Outfitting Point to the Great THUNDER MT. GOLD FIELDS.*^ All Fool's Day today ! Attorney Milton A. Brown was at Mackay last week on legal business. Attorney Lamme departed for Salt Lake last week on a busi ness and pleasure trip. Mr. Benedict, of Salmon, ar rived in Chailis last Friday eve ning. He desires to invest in ranch property. Mr. J. E. Hibbs has been suf fering with la grippe of the past week, but is now able, we are pleased to state, to be out again. The Pringle Comedy Company played three nights of last week in Chailis, and will put on a new play at the opera house tonight. Fitz Mac. the celebrated news paper writer, arrived in Chailis last Saturday in company with Robert Bell. They departed the following day for Clayton and Custer on mining business. Salmon people ask that Chailis and Mackay put up 8750—one half—to pay for the new pack bridges across Middle Fork and Loon creek, as this route will use these bridges or build new ones on the Thunder Mt. route. Dr. Philps last week received one of the latest improved dental chairs for his office. It cost $146 and weighs in the neighborhood of 400 pounds. While at rest in this easy chair teeth are extract ed without pain. A bluebird was standing on one leg last Saturday morning in front of this office, chanting in cold notes, a strain from that old familiar song—"From Green land's Icy Mountain." Yet the bluebird is said to be a sure har binger of gentle Spring. Easter services were held in the church at Chailis last Sunday morning and evening. Tbe eve ning service was mainly devoted to singing, which was exception ally good. The building was very beautifully decorated for the occasion, and many new Easter bonnets were noticeable. The men sent oat from this place to open the wagon road from Chailis, on the route to Thunder mountain, to Singiser, are doing good work. From last reports they had the road open within a short distance of Mor gan creek summit—the most difficult part of the road, and hope to have it open for travel to Singiser this week. „ .. „ . - S " al Bros, are now at work on their large irrigating canal in this valley with a force of men is dlt ch machine. The canal | about four mile s in length and. of the water taken out of Salmon nver at the Barr bridge. 11 *s an almost mexhaustable water su PP l J- and a big enterprise of to mach beneht to this valley. The i canal * Y^en completed, will . carry 1,500 inchesof water and reclaim about l,0t acres of val | U able agricultural land, 6 ! railroad survey from Mackay to Chailis, was in this city last Fn day night. He is the locating engineer. They survey has been . completed to Salmon river, al though a preliminary line is be on ing run along the river down as far as Morgan creek, and it is sa *^* follow up Morgan creek re- going either to Blackbird or to Thunder mountain. Mr. Arnold says that he is awaiting orders from Salt Lake. Mr. E. S. Arnold, chief of the is F. W. Vogler, C. V. Hansen, Clark Anderson. D. Swinehart and Hon. Jas. N. Hanrahan.were of in Chailis last Thursday on busi ness pertaining to the consolida of tiou of the important stage lines of Lemhi and Custer counties ! under one management. They were here appraising the stock of and outfits. Mr. Swinehart, of of Pocatello, was appraiser for Mr. Vogler; Clark Anderson, of Oil Ion, for Mr. Hansen, and Mr. He Hanrahan, of Antelope, for Mr. ago Darlington. If the trust be form ed it will go into operation today, and two new 6-horse 17 passeng six er Concord coaches will be put en- on the Thunder mountain line from Mackay to Three Forks as all soon as practicable. The main stockholders in the new eombina his tion will be Messrs. Vogler, Dar lington and Hansen.