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i a Me»* Market North Main street, i of the Barber shop in I SALT MEATS * pish. Vegetab - [çândies. : Prop. iTON, : (N EVV^s— I ß »6 f. Jfe? fgeBBISOM' Prop. ballis House is strict ,-Class hotel, and the accommodations can ned in the county. »out on the stages lisiiconvenient hotel the drivers board _ always promptly Located one door j telephone office. js Lodging at reasonable le tables are always titb the best the fords. Good acom : for traveling men impie Rooms for dal fljen. IDAHO. lerritt, CT AND CIVIL ILNEER. lisent! Surveyor. Idaho. I,Feed ■ Horses Bought and Sold. Hsjr and Grain tor Sale. .»na Prices Moderate. & Son, Prop's. US, IDAHO. [ANAFELT, S SR * JEWELER, *«SSING*H offlee. All Idaho. E> ! 99 * Fisherman is "street, Challis, iar °P in and sorial line you Thunder Mt. get il! 'y ll) * Opium, iBIßt/ ** r * Mn * ) Drug Using T ttiiTebacc* Habit ( *ndN»urt»tS«nls, re THE KEELtY mSTITUTE, l hi. ®kt ♦ Established May 21,1881. OFFICIAL PAPER OF CUSTER COUNTY. CHAIXIS, CUSTER^ÔtJNTYTlDAHOrTÎÎESDAïTjîÎNË^iTîooS^ $3.00 Per Year. VOL. 24. NO. 49. Local News. LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Emmett Hosford from Clayton Friday. Drs. McAtee and Carson rived in this city on Saturday morning last. Wm. Sawyer of East Fork taken to Clayton Friday in a very critical condition. Lee Watson returned from Salt Lake last Tuesday morning where he underwent a surgical operation. Miss Pearl McGowan arrived home Tuesday last from Poca tello, where she has been since last fall receiving musical in structions. Chase Clark of Maekay and Henry McGowan of Challis, matched to run a 100-yard foot race at Maekay next Friday for $100 a side. was down ar was are Challis is enjoying a long spell of Oregon weather. For the past forty-five days it has rained more or less, except probably for a period of five or six days. Just another inducement to college students, it is stated that a Kansas farmer's daughter giv es three, kisses and a hug to her father's hired man who shocks the most wheat in a day. The railroad commissioners of Kansas have ordered the Union Pacific to reduce its rates on grain. Now we must have a finding from some source declar ing the Kansas railroad com missioners an illegal as well as an impudent body. Miss Ingabo Stockslager and C. C. Thiessen, of Lewiston,Ida., were united in marriage at the home of the brides' parents in Hailey, on Wednesday, June 14, 1905. The bride is the daughter of Chief Justice and Mrs. C. O. Stockslager. Silver Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 27, I. O. O. F., of Challis, elected officers on the 13th, as follows : N. G.— Mrs. R. Brasseur. V. G.— Mrs. C. Wilkinson. Sec.—Miss Hazel Paul. Treas.— Mrs. J. L. Ebberts. Four new candidates were in itiated and a banquet was given. Samuel Huffman has answered the last roll call ! The old vet of the Civil War died at the eran Soldier's Home in Boise on the morning of June 15th, 190a, and He was buried on the 17th. resident of Challis for many yeats, and is well known in this section. For the past ten years Rest in was a he has lived in Boise. peace : L. Greene, Supt. of the (. laj • ton M. & S. Co., arrived in town Friday from Salt Lake, and de parted the following day for Stanley Basin, where he went to examine some mining property. He said he did not think that the Clayton would be He was ac smelter at started this year, companied by C. V. Hanson of Maekay. Arrangements are being for the holding of a joint fee ted Teachers' Institute between of Lemhi and Custer, at the latter part of The session the counties Challis, during next August, continue for three days. County Supt. of Custer count - Miss Bascom, is endeavoring have some able instructors hero from abroad on this occasion m eluding Miss Scott, the Wate Supt. of Public Instruction. to The THE SION OF THE CROSS. (Modern Style.) MM MM »M» MM SMMMMMMMMM* MS MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MMMM3MMMMMS Maekay will not celebrate the 4th this year. Salmon is advertising a big 4th of July celebration. There was a heavy frost in this valley Saturday night. Elmer Reese and family came over from Goldburg Saturday. A. D. Morse and Miss Mabel Richards were married at Mac kay last Wednesday. Mrs. Cozy Savage tnee) Wom acks, and two children are visit ing with friends in Challis. Their home is near Seattle, Wash. Miss Mattie Mott, daughter of Mrs. F. J. Clyde, of Challis, is spending her summer vacation in this place. Miss Mott has a good position as teacher in the public schools of Butte, Mont. Messrs. Bond and Clawson, of Boise, who are in the employ of the Government survey, arrived in Challis last week, and view ing the country with the object of locating reservoir sites for ir rigating purposes. Mail sent from Challis on Mon day afternoon at 4 o'clock does not depart from Maekay until Thursday morning, tance is about 60 miles. This is what may be termed an excellent mail service. The dis A tourist from Missouri hit Custer county with hayseed in whiskers, no buttons on his vest. The patches on his pantaloons resembled Asia's map, and the rougish glimmer in his eye be spoke the ready scrap. The kids all guyed "Missouri," with a flour sack filled with clothes. Old "Missouri" located a home stead on the desert where a wild - cat wouldn't stay; he worked and planted in the sand but always made it pay; his nickles grew to dollars and his dollars to fives, while the sports that laughed at him were idling out their lives. Five years slipped by and when old "Missouri" saunters down the street nobody guys him now! The boys who wore high collars and hooted him so gay now haul for old "Missouri" at 50 manure cents a day. The sweetest earthly name, there is no earthly name half so sweet and endearing, as that of mother. How I pity the woman , ho goes through this life and no one to call her mother. How proud it makes a woman feel to have a young man step up to her in company and call her mother, Young man or young woman, if vou have a mother living, love imr One little rose to her while she is living is worth vastly " to ber than all the flowers you can pile on her coffin after she is dead. One little kind ord is worth more to her than n 11 the money you can expend t her funeral. Your mother mavbe growing old; if so, love r l>e kind to her. She loves -ou and will do more for you than any other person living, so . . a w the best friend you w more have or will have. ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT. Following is the annual report of the Trustees of School Dist. No. 4, Custer county, Idaho, to the Co. Supt. No. of census children be tween 6 and 21 years, male... No. of census children be tween 6 and 21 years, female. Total number. No. children enrolled for year, male. No. children enrolled for year, female.. Total enrollment. Average daily attendance. 20.76 Per cent of children en rolled during year. Per cent of attendance for year. No. of months school was taught during year. School. No. of school rooms No. of teachers employed, female. Total number employed.. Average salary paid to teacher. Amount paid teacher from school fund. Amount paid teacher from other sources. Total salary for year. $675 GENERAL, SUMMARY. On hand at last report to credit of district Received by apportion ment 28 24 52 13 13 26 79 79 9 Ungraded 1 i 1 $75 $675 $675 $1614.19 $659.57 Received for the year. ..$2272.76 Paid teachers $675 $12.75 Paid for text books. Paid for library and ap partaus Paid for fuel, rent, inciden tials Paid for repairs,furniture $8.32 Expenses for the year... $851.76 Total amount of receipts for the year Total amount of expendi tures for the year On hand at this time.... $1421.00 Estimated value of school ,.. $33.94 $122.95 $2272.76 $851.76 $400 house and site. Estimated value of all seats and desks. Estimated value of school apparatus. Estimated value of school books on hand. Estimated value of school property. Number of visits made by County Supt. No. of children between the ages of 8 and 14 yrs. No. attending 12 weeks, 8 being consecutive. School house and grounds owned by School house in good, fair or poor condition. School house has suitable outhouses. GEO. HOSFORD, Clerk. $150 $100 $50 $800 l 8 8 District Fair Yes AN UNPARALLELCO VICTORY. When Japan boldly threw down the gauntlet to Russia, the world wondered at her daring; Russia was the "Colossus of the North;" Japan, the youngest of the nat ions to be born into our modern civilization, had not yet reached the dignity even of comparison with the mighty Muscovite em pire. By sea and by land Rus sia overtopped Japan on every point of comparison. Hers was the third most powerful navy of the world, with half a million tons of fighting ships to eom mand, and the unlimited resour ces of the empire to back it. Japan's little navy, on the other hand, hud but just graduated into I recognition. Although the fore taste which she had 1 given of her quality in the Chinese war led us to expect that Japan would make a creditable effort, the best that we expected from her was that she would ultimately go down to defeat, everything lost but the honor of having fought a brave but hopeless campaign. So the world thought and spoke, as the curtain was being rung up for the opening scene of the naval war. Today, after 18 months of the fiercest and most bloody fighting of modem times, the curtain has been run down upon the final act. In that brief interval, we have seen the third greatest navy of the world liter ally and absolutely swept out of existence, and this by a modest little navy that finds itself at the close of the wa* as strong in material and stronger in efficien cy than at its beginning. If Japan had won out with the loss of half her fleets, and the battered remnants had limped home in a condition of absolute exhaustion, it would have been a feat equaled but not surpassed in naval history. But that she should have ab solutely annihilated, in pitched battles upon the high seas, two successive fleets of the enemy, and have sunk, driven ashore, or otherwise put out of action four teen battleships, twelve other armored vessels, and a dozen protected cruisers, without any diminution of her own fighting strength, it is a feat for which naval history can find no paral lel. That her navy is intact can not be disputed; for her captures and new construction during the war about offset her losses. Wherein are we to look for an explanation ? Certainly not to any disparity in the materials of war, for the ships, engines, guns and armor plate of the Russian navy were the best the leading shipyards and gun factories of Europe and America could turn out. Nor was the distance of the seat of war from Russia's home ports so serious a handicap as might be supposed; for at no one time did Japan make any serious effort to prevent the sending of re-enforcement and supplies. In the case of the Baltic fleet, she evidently encouraged its advance feeling assured that every ship that entered the immediate zone was one ship lost to Russia. Nor can the result be set down to cowardice. The Russian is no coward. He gives place to none in his ability to fight a losing battle to the bitter end. was abundantly proved in the battle of the Sea of Japan; for the stories of the eye witnesses on both sides agree that the Rus sians fought with the grim ener gy of despair. The explanation of the result is to be found first and last in the Japanese people themselves —in certain excellent traits of their character, many of which are due to a system of ethics that is older than our western civili zation. Among these may be .. . . mentioned : Intense patriotism; self denial; scrupulous honor in all matters affecting the welfare of the State;a keen sense of duty; »«riet Sbcipll.« unquestioning obedience to authontj , absolute unity of purpose; a firm belief in the destiny of their race;patience and endurance; an absence of .._ „• __ . . self consciousness and posing that may well put our white civilization to the blush; a close attention to detail; and lastly, a combination of great prudence „ . ._ „ , . ... , , and forethought with a marked ability to adapt themselves quickly to the circumstances of This the hour. It was a foregone conclusion that a people such as this, being naturally born to a seafaring life, would reader a splendid account of themselves in the stress of a Mel Leatoit The Hotel Leston, North Side of Main Street, Challle. Idaho, la 1' 1 itA S 6 ■' In erery Department. The tables are al »ays supplied with the best In the mark et. Hoard and Lodging at reasonable Rates. Bell rings at 5 .» P. M. except on Sunday evenings at 5 o'clock W. H. LEATON, : ; ; Proprietor naval war. maintained in a high state of effi ciency, and they were perfectly familiar to officers and men; the fleets were accustomed to ma neuver in fighting formations; the marksmanship, judging from this last fight, was excellent ;and lastly, the whole series of opera tions was controlled by an ad miral who must be admitted to possess the highest qualities of his profession in the highest de gree.—Scientific American. The ships were THE WHITE KNOB. Mining affairs have taken a sudden and unexpected turn at Maekay with the White Knob Copper company, which appears to be final. Recently two men of prominence connected with that company came out from the East and ordered a general close down of the property, and furth er gave directions to take all the machinery from the mines,tracks, etc., and have been selling other property, ranch, residences, etc. in and about Maekay for about one-tenth their actual cost, to any person who would buy. It is said after a short run of the smelter next month on some ore already taken out, the machinery will be taken out and shipped away. This is a 600-ton plant. And the property that is left will be sold at sheriff's sale on July 7th. The White Knob Copper company have expended in the neighborhood of two or three million dollars at Maekay. Now they have come to the conclus ion, after recent reports from mining experts, to abandon the property and stop further devel opment work. The crash come unexpected, although it was al most sure to come sooner or later, if no ore bodies of any val ue could be found, for no com pany will continually expend expend money upon a proposi tion that does not pay expenses. This settles mining affairs at Maekay as far as the White Knob company are concerened, besides it will give the mining industry of this whole section a. black-eye Lost river is a good farming region, and now looks as though the future prosperity of its people will have to rely upon its fertile lands. A SOFT SNAP. Yes," remarked the country merchant to the editor of an ex change, * T certainly have a snap. The houses send me duns every month and draw on me at sight; but if I send a bill to a farmer he comes in swearing mad and quits trading at my store. While I am hard up for ready money, many of those who owe me are sending cash in advance to mail order houses. If I contribute money to any cause they say I am bid ding for trade; if I don't they say I am a hog. Each day I am ex pected to dig up for everything that comes along, from a raffle ticket to a church fund, by peop le who say I ought to do this be cause they do part of their trad ing here; but my friend Mont gomeiy Ward neither buys raffle tickets nor helps the church fund to get the cash in advance busi ness; and if I were to circulate a subscription paper among the city wholesale houses where we trade I would get the horse laugh proper. If I sell a pair of P ants I must treat the family to ^£=2 S*JS Customers who are able to pay hang onto their money, while I pay 10 per cent at the bank to ^ ready cash. I have big busi ness during hard times and poor crops froil f people who are £iU. ing to trade with me provided I can duplicate catalogue houses' prices and wait until after harv es ^. money. My scales I weigh too heavy when I sell su ^ r and too u / ht when j. buy butter. I am a thief, a liar und a grafter. If I smile I am a soft soapy hypocrite; if I don't I am a grump. Yes, this is certainly a snap." And then he looked over $JG,<XX> worth of book ac counts, and wondered how iie could raise $350 to pay a sight» draft due tomorrow.