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fresourcos. and its brilliant prospects „of inaptly"' 1 ' 1 '' ,ts v * r ' W of General Custer, whose <iashin s . romantic, yet prodac career has become a part of our national history Thir,„ « _ w „, when placer mining was in its prime and ouarn pi infancy, the territory bow embraced in its confines wa 6 ■n only to Indians and an occasional partv of « «elins -n or from Mon,an,. To them a^Lat, 5TT ,flïi»aps *t was 'unexplored." In 1862 placers were actively 0 rk*d in Stanley Basin, on what is now our western border and SMI» a few venturesome men found rich ground on Loop crepk ,1870 other placers were discovered and yielded handsomely ,tilquartz claimed attention, five years later, the region now rming Custer county was practically unknown. From 1875 to farQe of its rich raiues s P read abroad-attracting capital and increasing its population-until the following year bv gislative enactment, Custer county was created aud has drived D ce that time, until today it has a population of 5,000 people id has the following towns : ' v ** ' Cbitllis—County seat, farming, stock-raising, fruit and tninin- yackay—Mining and farming. ° g 0U ston—Farming and stock-raising Hayhorse— Mitfing. Clay ,on —Mining, larming and stock-raising. Bonanza—Mining Coster— Mining. Stanley— Placer and quartz mining, and grazing land. Caster county also has numerous large valleys where farming d stock-raising is pursued to a great extent, viz : Big Lost Riv valley; Thousand Spring; Round; Pahsamaroi; East Fork; An tlupe and Stanley. 'Custer county embraces in irregular outline about 5,000 square ailes, ard it is as large as the State of Connecticut, and larger dan Delaware and Rhode Island together; situated in central Ida 0 , it is reached by the Oregon Short Line railroad on the east, nd this road will probably be extended to Challis next year. The tocky Mountain Bell Telephone company have a line from Black jot to Challis. The resources of Custer county are found in its ines and its agricultural and grazing lands. Mines, Mills and Mining. Caster county is one of the richest mining sections iu the world, ut at present it needs better transportation, and capital to develop srich mining districts. In some states and territories mining odagriculture, though progressing hand in baud, are yet nearly [dependent of each other. The farmer's market is widened by he miner, to be sure but not relying on home consumption ex lusively, he can exist and prosper, but in this county the miner nd farmer depend upon each other to a great extent. Let us for moment call the attention of the capitalist to some of the most mportant mining districts and mines in the county, viz : rith its great copper mines; Morgan creek; Garden creek lead and ilver mines; Bayhorse district with its famous Ramshorn. Skylark ad dozens of rich ead-silver and gold bearin ? lat;Centennial Flat; East Fork: Clayton: Slate creek; Thompson :reek; Robinson Bar; Stanley Basin, with placer and quartz; Fish t gold mines; Sheep Mountain and Seafoam, with their hundreds j if rich lead-silver mines; Loon creek, placer and gold quartz ; Washington Busin gold mines: and the celebrated Yankee Fork listrict, which is gold-silver ores, and embraces within its confines und red of mines, the most prominent producers at this time being ■he Lucky Boy and Yankee Fork. Custer county also has se\eral jiiartz mills and smelters—five quartz mills at Custer; a dredge ®oat and mill at Stanley; a smelter at Claytonjconcentrator at Bay 800-ton smeller at Mackay. In Custer count} has commemorate .. ,own but lis. Mackay, mines; Poverty <r tnin joree, and nearly 5000 located mining claims, and yet the vast region has not m half prospected. a new Agriculture and Stock-Raising. Agriculture ably supplements the mining industry in eni ichin e his county. The Salmon river, rising in the Sawtooth mountains north of Wood rivpr, enters on its south-western border, and pur «rning a zigzag course in a general north-easterly direction, kcc i\ s the waters of ten large creeks besides the East Por . ac t -„»tarns, together with Lost river and its tributaries, flow t "ou„ i thousand of acres,of arable laud still uncultivated. Smce * he \ of oan is forced to supply what nature withholds, irrigation a >.es the place of rain; and the water that annually goes to was e vo »«ke verdant, fruitful valleys out of deserts, wou comei he silence of desolation into the sounds from many loroes. -® toiture, like all other industries of the county, is m 1 s * n * The time is not distant when large irrigating canals will be tak )utof Salmon river, which has an endless water supp y, • thousands of acres of rich sagebrush land along t u 1U ® ^claimed. The farms of this county produce wonder hay, oats, wheat, potatoes, etc., per acre, and large 1 harvested each year. , .. Stock-growing is one of leading înd "|f"*® ° d excellent summer *>th the usually mild winters m the \alley , coun tv reoges. has become a very remunerative m us iy, * ^ year derives its largest amount of re\ enues m réïes oach year from the stock-growers. are . and of Climate, Timber, School, Etc. - delightful—light snowfall winters. At The climate of Custer county is very ré the valleys; short winters and most charmmn Tallis, with an elevation of 5,400 feet, s eig r c '»Possible. Creditable to our county is our pie . ^district has its school building and well-paid teacne Challis the high school studies are ta . ugtlt ' - t .... 0 f this county Probably one-fourth of the mountainous terntoiy ot is heavily timbered with spruce, fir and pine- -cultivated; with ^ith largo tracts of farming and grazing » strit j es; a |ist of taxable property annually lengt icn,n ^ railroad increasing revenue and decreasing ax ' crime; with aiding; with good schools and churches, an irable diniate ®k)ck ranges of luxurious vegetation; wi fruitful products; »vor a'ble to health; with a fertilo soil, rich lead( iron ^ w >th a vast mineral wealth in goi . s ' v ' , w ith natural »'d the precious metal- -Custer county is v porous and advantages that will P rove ' r0gres sive areer. réqqe to have been but a puny pai 1 well nigh school fund. At ex |BLACKSMITHSHOP j General Blacksmithin Repair g, Horseshoeing and Work. All Work Guaranteed. HANSEN & BRASSEUR, Prop's..Challis,Ida. ii Four horse Concord coaches run daily between Mackay and Chal lis. This is the most direct route to Bayhorse, Clayton, Robinson, Custer, Bonanza, Stanley Basin, Loon creek, Sheep Mountain, Thunder Mountain. Yellow Jacket, Forney, Singiser, Leesburg, Blackbird and the Lemhi Opal Fields. Stages carry passengers, mail and express, and making close connections with its branch stage lines. C. V. HANSEN. Manager. F. NICKERSON, Agt., Challis. 1 ! m This pleasant mountain resort is situated at Robinson Bar, at the juuction of Warm Spring creek, on Salmon river, 18 miles above Clayton and 14 miles below Custer. These springs are of a nice temperature and of superior : j Medical Properties. ? * UÖJ) Many varieties of mineral water are found on these grounds. :>^:They contain sulphur, iron,alkali and other properties among (<f'T\\the hot water, while there are most healthful and refreshing N^g/cold springs beside them. The invalid will obtain in this park scenery and these healthful waters restoration. The sportsman will find better fishing and hunting grounds than in any other portion of the nation, and those seeking pleasure will find this a very desirable spot. There will always be courteous attendants, and the propri etors invite all to come and see for their ow r n satisfaction i> (f|K. D. Williams, - - Prop. TO BACHELORS. • • • There are some hundreds of thousands more men than women in the Central and Western States of America and Canada. As a result thousands of trustworthy men—Farmers, Miners and others—living in certain districts there cannot possibly get wives in their own neighborhoods. But in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales there are a million more women than men and, in these countries, thousands of good, intelligent and attractive girls—many of them daughters of farm ers and all of them qualified to make excellent wives—see nothing before them while they stay here but the prospect of living and dvin<' as old maids and this, to them, is a decidedly unpleasant prospect. They would willingly emigrate to America, conld they bo assured that they were going to meet worthy men there as hus bands. and that they could look forward to happy,if humbls,homes the other side of the Atlantic. that all of them could afford to emigrate at their on We may say own expense. , Wo are prepared to give good men introductions to these girls. If you wish to get an introduction please write us with such par ticulars of yourself (age, nationality,occupation and circumstauces) as a sensible girl would expect to get and we will write you in re ply. with a view to bringing about a suitable introduction without undue delay'. , .... , Tell us what kind of a wife, (age, nationality, appearance aud disposition) you wish to get. „ . , If you have preference for any particular Christian Sect please uame it. , . . You will also enclose our fee of fo. due to us within one month after marriage, thus making alto o-ether We do not confine ourselves to one introduction. We give as many as will be necessary until marriage. But we make no charge for any introduction after the payment of said fee of fo for ^Itrisniot at all necessary that you should be a wealthy man. But it is necessary that you should be a man who would make a kind and good husband to a wife. not such a man please do not write us. Address:—Messrs. JOHN LLOYD & DUNCAN, Auglo-American Agents. Leyton, London, England. A further fee of $45 will be If you are 91 St Mary's Road, KILL THE BRUTE! SKIN HIM PROPERLY AND SHIP HIS SKIN AND ALL OTHER I FURS.HIDES.PELT5.WOOl » TO THE SHIPMENT HOUSE MCMILLAN FUR WOOL C» Minneapolis. Minn. s '4\ THERE'S MONEY IN IT J f v -a wril^ for Gircvilars *. n»nmmu< - CAMtlTV 3000 «aT» »»» A GREAT OFFER Two Papers lor me Price ot $ 3.00 The Price of One. *••• TWIGB-f\-W&EK AND' THE MESSENGER BOTH ONE YEAR FOR S3.00. The Messenger is oldest paper published On . . Salmon River, and Contains the news Ot LOOn Creek, Sheep Mountain, Stanley Basin, Cus ter, Clayton, Bayhorse and Thunder Moun tain Mining Districts,and the Jounty Proceed ings of the Commissioners. The Messenger was establshed May 21st, 1881. 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