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, # Meat Market
«forth Main street,
of the Barber shop
silt meats,
Fish. Vegetab
: Prop.
)N, :
6House !
[1I0BHISON, prop.
yiis House is strict
,.Class hotel, and the
ijcconnnodatious can
vassed in the county.
Bf out on the stages
U ^convenient hotel
lit as the drivers board
als always promptly
Located one door
(telephone office.
Btodging at reasonable
■fte tables are al way s
I w ith the best the
Good acom
js {or traveling men
M)ple floorps for
cial fT)en. ■*$*$■*$
ij literal Surveyor.
le Stables.
HorseR Iloupht und Sold.
Hay and (jruln for Sale.
rs, ami Prices Moderate.
r & Son, Prop's.
* of the Mehsenckk offlea. All
"•rneec. '
^rand Fisherman
Main street, Challis,
lb«? dro P ' n a °d get
L® 'J 1 ® tonsorial line vou
fjior. Thunder Mt.
« For Drunktnness, Opium,
(t I r Morphin* and
»lV yt other Drug Using,
Si ^ w theTobacco Habit
*1 and Neurasthenia.
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Established May 21,1881.
VOL. 24.
$3.00 Per Year.
NO. 50.
Local News.
Next Tuesday is the 4th.
.Mrs. J. L. Ebberls and child
ren went to May last week
Al. Barselow came over from
Patterson Friday last with two
loads of grain.
Ed. O'Neal was over from Pah
samaroi a couple of days last
week on business.
Challis only has one saloon at
this time. Buster & Babcock
closed their saloon on Tuesday,
the 20th.
Dr. C. P. Huston's wife and
mother, Mrs. J. W. Huston, are
expected to arrive in Challis this
on a
Fresh bread, pies and cakes at
Mrs. Wm. Buster's bakery. An
extra supply will be made for the I
4th of July,
Ice Cream and cake and lemon- j
ade (if it is hot weather), if not.
ice cream, cake and coffee will
be served at the church on Tues
day, July 4th.
Official plans for the re-organ
ization of tlir White Knob Cop
per company can be had of the
Knickerbocker Trust Co., No. 66
Broadway, N. Y. City.
It is desired that all who sub
scribed to the Challis 4th of July
fund pay their subscriptions to
either J. C. Dougherty or Wm.
Buster as soon as possible.
Mr. Shaw received 5,000 Rain
bow trout fish spawn from the
Government fish hatchery at
Leadville, Colo., for his private
fish pond on Challis creek, last.
Miss Delia Mahoney of Lees
burg was in Challis last week,
also the Misses Normington of
Custer. All the above young
ladies had just returned from the
outside where they had been at
tending High School.
The Mackay Telegraph is
more. The little sheet outlived
its usefulness and died a natural
The Messenger is still doing
business at the old stand, and
will soon celebrate its 24th birth
Peace be to its memory !
Dr. E. W. Gorton and wife of
Corning, N. Y., andM. L. Crafts
and wife of SanFraneisco, arriv
ed in Challis Thursday morning
last and departed for Custer on
Saturday morning, where they
will reside this summer. The
above named gentlemen are m
the Black mine at
said they
terested in
that place, and it is
commence opex*ations
force of
will soon
the property with a
The much-talked of foot race
between Attorney Chase Clark
of Mackay, and Henry McGowan
pulled off on the
7 o'clock
of Challis, was
streets of Mackay at
Friday, June - 3rd ' ° ..
-. 0 f $100 a side. The dis-
100 yards. Clark won
the start, and
starter of the
At 30 yards
p. Ill
tance was
the race with ease.
5 feet on
Clark over
was given
being the quickei
two, and they run
as reached,
pven until 50 yards w
then Clark took the lead and won
outby" feet— tnus Clavk I» the
start ami toi* ,h0
There was a uug
15 feet. - - ooo or
crowd present, and a * •
more changed hands on the
suit, the Clark boys being
greatest winners.
The State Wagon Road Com
mission will visit Custer county
about July 15.
Salmon offers $216.00 in purses
July 4th and 5th. In Challis it
will take over $400 to celebrate
the same days.
Bori^On. Sunday morning,
June 25th, 1905, in Challis, Ida
ho, to the wife of Rev. Geo. L.
McDougal, a son.
Died—At Clayton, Idaho,
Saturday morning, June 24th,
1905, William Sawyer, of East
Aged about 53 years.
Deceased was an old-timer about
the Clayton country, and for
years worked as furnaceman at
the Clayton smelter, but of late
has been engaged in ranching on
East Fork. He was unmarried.
Mr. Sawyer was a good citizen
and neighbor.
A story comes up from May
that Miss Lulu Hammond last
while gathering hen fruit found
an egg which was printed in dis
tinct letters, not the work of
man : "Repent for the end is
This was printed on the
shell of the egg. The letters are
I near.'
j perfectly smooth and of a gray
c °l° r -
We'll have to be
An exchange says that Lim
burger cheese laid away in cup
boards will drive away ants.
Yes, and it will drive dogs out
of a tan yard; it will drive buz
zards away from a carcass; it
will drive a drove of cattle
through a barbed wire fence; it
will drive men crazy if compelled
to stay within twenty feet of its
poluted presence; indeed it will
drive away aunts—uncles too,
and mother-in-laws, mothers and
fathers, brothers, sisters and
grandmothers even to the seven
th generation.
The Eighth Grade County
Commencement will be held in
Challis, Monday . evening, July
3rd. Six members of the Class
who passed the May examination
will participate in the exercises,
viz :
Mildred Gayle,
Verne McGowan,
Earl Dodge,
Minnie Germer,
Blanche Ewing,
Martha Tewalt (Valedictory).
The music will be conducted
by F. A. Reed.
Rev. Geo. L. McDougal will
preach the Baccalaureate sermon
Sunday evening, July 2, 1905.
Louise Bascom,
County Supt.
A letter from the management
of the Lost Packer company's
properties at Loon creek, to Jas.
Ivers of this city, assures him
that the material for the pro
posed smelter is now arriving
the ground and that it will
be knitted into position, with the
plant to go into commission not
later than August 15. With this
equipment, which is going
under the direction of Patrick
Shean, the company will be en
abled to reduce an average of 100
tons of copper-gold ore daily
to matte, in which form it will
be forwarded to the converters
of this valley and the expense of
a long haul, which levied so
heavily upon the profits of the
companv will finally be over
come. The No. 4 tunnel, through
which the ores will find an out- g j
{he'SnstShVrmeheThas now
been driven into the group a dis
t ance of 225 feet, connection
with the ledge to be made at the an(
400 -foot station. Mr. Ivers, who
?X°Lo°s f t tl packS' St esrimates
tint awaiting reduction at this
time are over 15,000 tons of ore, j
and that with the furnace w
commission, the management
will begin the earning of dm -1
aends the present year.—Salt
Lake Tribune.
Frank Grotewald and Otto
Kœninger came down last Sun
day from the Dewey and Minnie
Moore mines, which are owned
by Frank Grotewald and Frank
Richardson. The boys say they
have struck it rich. They claim
they have four inches of high
grade ore that runs all the w-ay
from 300 to 400 ounces in silver
a ton, and a whole lot of ledge
matter under the ore they judge
by the way the pay streak looks.
The boys will be all right by
About 20 inches of new snow
fell on the Skylark hill last Fri
day and Saturday, and it looked
somewhat winter like up there.
Chris Peterson has commenced
work on his Big Lead mine,
which looks very fine. The ore
body is about a foot thick. Chris
has three men at work.
The miners on Centennial Flat
came down on Saturday, and
they say they have about a car
load of shipping ore.
hope is that the company strikes
it rich.
All we
Bay horse, Ida., June 18, 1905.
(Special Correspondence.)
Portland, Ore., June 22.—
"I suppose the Indians made all
these baskets and weaving. "
"No, this work was all done
by Idaho school children.
"Why, I had no idea you had
schools like that away out in
Idaho. I thought the country
was so wild and unsettled you
hadn't anything but a few back
woods log school houses. My !"
Such is a typical conversation
that occurs every few minutes in
the splendid Idaho educational
exhibit at the Lewis and Clark
Fair, where dozens of Eastern
ers are hourly getting their first
insight into Idaho's standing in
an educational way from the
genial Boise schoolma'nm in
charge of the exhibit. Four
thousand people a day are look
ing at this department, and the
frankly expressed astonishment
of a majority of them and the
change of view they experience
about Idaho's desirability as a
place to educate their children
are in themselves sufficient re
ward to those who have worked
so hard to get the display placed
to best advantage. It is believed
by the officials connected with
the Idaho building that the in
fluence of the educational ex
hibit as a means of attracting
the right kind of immigration to
the state will be remarkable.
Each of Idaho's 21 counties is
represented in some way in the
educational department, Wallace,
Boise, Idaho Falls, Moscow',
Caldwell and Lewiston being
among the towns making par
ticularly good showings. Even
remote sections of the state,how
ever, have not been forgotten,
the only limit having been fioor
space restrictions, and the 22x30
quarters are literally jammed
from fioor nearly to the roof on
one side.
The educational exhibit, com
prising thousands of pieces, con
g j s j. g photographs of school
buildings, schoolgrounds and
school interiors; water color
paintings, crayon, pencil and pen
an( j j n k drawings;
school work, and weaving.
class by itself is the display from
j the Idaho State Industrial school
w liich has excited much favor
^ comment.
bound volumes, showing regular
In a
The basket display
I mostly from Boise,

Caldwell and Shelley school 1
children, and rivals original
productions by the Indians them
selves, visitors finding it hard to
believe that the specimens are
the genuine handiwork of lesser
grade pupils. Boise, St. Anth
ony, Caldwell and Shelley have
contributed several dozen pieces
of weaving from raffia and cloth,
and a fine sewdng exhibit is in
place from School District No.
28, of Fremont county. Water
color work comes from Canyon,
Ada and Shoshone counties,
Drawings are shown from prac
tically every county. Souvenirs
in sagebrush, and blacksmith
and woodwork shop products are
credited to the Weiser Industrial
School. A cabinet full of draw
ings from the. Meridian schools
is worthy of note. Blackfoot
and Wardner have excellent
books of written work. While
mentioning names may,like com
parisons, appear odious, yet vis
itors nearly all concede the palm
for genius to Ethel and Maud
Fowler, of Boise, some of whose
drawings are really wonderful.
Adjoining the educational ex
hibit quarters is a really excel
lent display of lace work, em
broidered pictures, quilting and
similar work from Mrs. John
son's Bannock County Art School
of Pocatello; Mrs. PurtiTs Lace
School, at Mountainhome, and
from Silver. City, Nampa, Mur
ray, Weiser and Boise.
Brunell, of Silver. City, has a
quilt in the display that required
two years to make. Other con
tributors were Mrs. A. Grete, of
Silver City, and Miss May Fish
er, of Pocatello.
(Salt Lake Herald.)
One month ago everything
looked rosy for the White Knob
Copper company and Mackay.
Today the reverse is true and
everything points to the early
abandonment of the mines and
the camp in which not less than
$3,000,000 has been spent during
the last four or five years, to say
nothing of the ninety miles of
railroad that were built by the
Oregon Short Line from Black
foot to the place from which so
much was expected.
A few weeks ago Manager N.
H. Clark was authorized to go
ahead w'ith the development of
the mines and to prepare for the
operation of the smelter,
of the furnances had been equip
ped with automatic feeders and
other economic devices, a new
bricqueting plant had been in
stalled, and the mine boasted one
of the finest compressor plants
in the State of Idaho.
thing was in ship-shape for do
ing business, and doing it right,
and Manager Clark opened tile
i of ore at the company's smelting
; works, and this, it is said, will
be run through the plant/ After
| that is done the smelter will be I
All is now changed,
the 10th of the month Frank N.
Leland, a New York lawyer and
one of the big men in the re
organized company, appeared at
camp and notified Manager Clark
that it had been definitely decid
ed to close down the mines, sell
off the machinery and equipment
and go out of business. No ex
planations were given, so far as
can be learned, but the under
standing is that the decision was
the result of the report of en
gineers and experts who were
recently commissioned to exam
j ine into and make a detailed re
( port on the proposition.
a is several weeks' accumulation
« dismantled and the material of,
, . , ., . , . ,
| which it IS constructed W' ill be (
Hotel Leaton
The Hotel Leaton, North Side of Main
street. Chain«, Idaho.!«
In every Department. The table« are al
ways supplied with the be«tln the mark
Ilourd and Lodging at reasonable
.Kales. Ucll rings al f>:30 P. M. uzceplon
'Sunday evenings at 6 o'clock.
: : Proprietor.
sold. The same thing is to be
done with the buildings of the.
town that belong to the corn
pany, and within a short time
what was not long ago a prom
ising mining community will
have been scattered to the four
winds, and the railroad station
agent, if the road continues to
operate for the benefit of the
ranchers and cattlemen of that
l'egion, will have a rather lone
some post.
Such is the gist of the infor
mation released by Manager
Clark, who was in the cityThurs
day night, having arrived at 7:40
and pulled out for the north
again at 11:45. The orders from
the east came to him and the
residents of the town as unex
pectedly as a clap of thunder
out of a clear sky, and conster
nation reigns in the camp. Peo
pie are getting out as rapidly as
they can, but the majority were
altbgether unprepared for the
blow that was struck,
The White Knob copper prop
osition was looked upon in the
beginning as one of the greatest
copper propositions in the west,
The property was described as
being a veritable mountain of
ore, and so plausible did every
thing appear that no trouble was
experienced in getting the rail
road to extend a branch across
the desert from Blackfoot. It
looks as though the magic name
of Mackay was responsible for
the easy turning of the trick.
The company began itt career in
meteoric style. It shot into
prominence like a rocket; the
stick has just come down.
United States Land Office, {
Hailey, Idaho, June 22, '05. i
Notice is hereby given, that
there has been received at this
office plats of the surveys of
Townships 3 South of Range 15
East, B. M., and of Township 3"
South of Range 21 East, B. M.,
which said plats will be officially
filed on August 30th, 1905, on
and after which date we will be
prepared to receive applications
for the entry of lands in such
N. J. Sharp, Register.
W. A. Hodgman, Receive: - .
Never did the Presbyterien
church look prettier nor was
there ever a larger crowd than
Wednesday evening, June 14th
when Miss Lula Ann Nichols
was married to Naldo Stine. The
bridal procession, headed by a
flower girl and a ring bearer and
followed by twelve young ladies
and gentlemen, marched upon,
the platform, while Mrs. H. A.
Purdy played the wedding march
—and were married by Rev. W.
P. Friedrich.
Mrs. Stine was a member of
the graduating class of Bellevue
High School of '05, and is a gen
eral favorite among her many
Mr. Stine is employed as a
miner at the Minnie Moore mine.
—Bellevue News.
I -,
(DESERT Land, final proof.)
Hailey, Idaho, Juue 21, HH*o. *
Notice is hereby jjiven that Leah G. Reese,
of Goldbur»r. Idaho, has filed notice of intention
to make proof on her desert-land claim No. ; 13,.
for the SW '4 NE'<i. W4 SE* 4 . SE '4 SWji.Seo.
34. Tp. 13. U. 23 E., Lot 8. Sec. 8. Tp. 12 N.. S..
23 E.. before L. H. Johnston. U. S. Comm'»-
«loner, ut his office at Challis. Idaho, on F rid sy
the 2Htliduy of July. IMA.
She name« the following wttae^ses to p«<
itioa cf
a Li
the eomp'.ete irri*.
laud :
F.lmer D. Reese, of Coldburg. Idaho,
•lames B. Hunter, of ,4
Hugh (McKendtiek. of Challis. Idaho.
William H. Leaton, of ** "
N.J. SHARP. Re«-i
( First publication June*l7tli. lii( , 6.

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