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North Main street,
i of the Barber shop
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accommodations can
ned in the county.
»out on the stages
lisiiconvenient hotel
the drivers board
_ always promptly
Located one door
j telephone office.
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: for traveling men
impie Rooms for
dal fljen.
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Horses Bought and Sold.
Hsjr and Grain tor Sale.
.»na Prices Moderate.
& Son, Prop's.
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Fisherman is
"street, Challis,
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Thunder Mt.
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Established May 21,1881.
$3.00 Per Year.
VOL. 24.
NO. 49.
Local News.
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
Miss Pearl McGowan arrived
home Tuesday last from Poca
tello, where she has been since
last fall receiving musical in
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
(Modern Style.)
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
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
have or will have.
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,
No. of census children be
tween 6 and 21 years,
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
No. of months school was
taught during year.
No. of school rooms
No. of teachers employed,
Total number employed..
Average salary paid to
Amount paid teacher from
school fund.
Amount paid teacher from
other sources.
Total salary for year. $675
On hand at last report to
credit of district
Received by apportion
Received for the year. ..$2272.76
Paid teachers
Paid for text books.
Paid for library and ap
Paid for fuel, rent, inciden
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
house and site.
Estimated value of all seats
and desks.
Estimated value of school
Estimated value of school
books on hand.
Estimated value of school
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
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
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
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.
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.

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