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VOL. IL No. 24.
$2.00 The Year.
With a View to Obtaining a Patent—Make
Application for Twenty Acres Through
Probate Court.
A meeting of the business peo
pie of Elk City was held Thurs
day, the 1 8th, to perfect plans
looking to the survey for patent
to the 20 acres embracing the
present town. A meeting for this
purpose was held some time ago
and the necessary funds subscrify
ed. The business waë placed in
Not a Statement of Timber Co.
The Lewiston Tribune copied
this paper's reply to ' 'The Friend
Vo the Open River," which ap
peared last week, and either
through mistake or for the pur
pose of misleading its readers,
the Tribune placed a heading over
the article calling it a "Statement
of the Timber Companies, " No
timber company had anything to
do with it, and no timber syndi
cate has any strings on this paper.
It was a plain statement of facts,
which cannot fail to meet the
approval of settlers in the terri
tory proposed to be put in the
forest reserve, as well as all other
honest fairminded citizens of
north Idaho, and the Tribune
knows it. ,
It is the common belief of a
great many that the Weyerhauser
Timber Syndicate is back of this
wholesale withdrawal of millions
of acres of timber land in Idaho.
We do not vouch for the correct
ness of this belief, because we do
not know that they are back of
it, but as they have had nothing
whatever to say against it, we
take it that if they are not actu
ally backing up this scheme to
rob the state of Idaho and the
people thereof, they are, at least,
perfectly satisfied to have all
these millions of acres reserved
for future generations—of Wyer
hausers. They have placed scrip
on many thousands of acres which
holds good in the townships with
drawn. If placed in the forest
reserve their scrip holdings will
be zealously watched over and
protected from fires by forest
rangers in the pay of the govern
ment, and they would have no
taxes to pay. Besides this ad
vantage they would undoubtedly
be furnished an opportunity in a
few years to gobble up a large
portion of the land which was
claimed by squatters at the time
the withdrawal was made, for
not one settler in a hundred
would care to sacrifice his home
stead right for a claim on the re
serve, where his freedom of ac
tion would be on a par with that
of the serfs of Russia, and where
title to his land might also be
reserved for future generations
it is also noticeable that a few
newspapers in Idaho which are
or should be in a position to de
fend the rights of the people of
the state have had little or noth
ing to say about this proposed
outrage. The reason for their
..reticence may only be surmised
at this time.—Pierce City Miner
the hands of a committee of three
consisting of G. V, Herrington,
H. D. Poypeer and L. A. Strong,
who brought the matter to a süc
cessful head; the last meeting
being held to ratify the contracts
for surveying, attorneys' fees,
etc., entered into by the corn
New Fish and Game Law.
Following is a digest of the fish
and game law enacted by the last
legislature, which has been pre
pared in response to numerous
inquiries by sportsmen:
License under the provisions of
this act are of four classes, viz. :
1. For a bona fide male resi
dent (over 12 years of age) for
six months prior to issuance,
costing one dollar, entitling the
holder to fish and hunt all kinds
of game, subject to the restric
tions of this act.
2. For non-residents of Idaho,
a big game license, costing $25,
entitling the hplder to hunt the
animals hereinafter mentioned,
subject to the restrictions of this
3. For non-residents of Idaho,
costing $5, entitling holder to
hunt birds, subject to the restric
tions of this act.
4 Non-residents, costing $1,
entitling holder to catch fish with
hook and line only, subject to the
restrictions of this ( act (required
of all non-resident c , regardless
of sex).
Females and children under 12,
residents of Idaho, are not re
quired to procure license to fish
or take game.
The Open Season.
Trout, grayling, bass and sun
fish may be caught at any time
with hook and line.
Salmon, sturgeon, carp, mullet,
sucker, whitefish, Boar Lake trout
and charr may be caught with
seine, net or spear.
Quail, Nov. 1 to Dec. 1; sage
hen, July 15 to Dec. 1; turtle dove
snipe and plover, Aug. 1 to Nov.
1; partridge, grouse, pheasant,
prairie chicken and fool hen, Aug.
15 to Dec. 1; duck, Sep. 1 to Feb.
1 ; geese and swan, Sep. 1 to Feb. 1 ;
Elk, deer, sheep, goat, Sep. to
Dec. 31.
Not more than 20- pounds of
trout, bass, catfish, grayling or
sunfish may be caught in any one
day, and not more than 30 pounds
to be had in possession at any
one time.
The taking of Mongolian pheas
ants is absolutely prohibited for
four years next following the
passage of this act.
Unlawful to snare or trap any
protected birds.
Unlawful to kill more than 18
of the following kinds of birds in
one day, namely, quail, sage hen,
partridge, grouse, pararie chicken
or fool hen.
Unlawful to take in any one
day more than three geese or
three swans.
Unlawful to take fish by means
of any deleterous drug or by an
The hunting or killing of moose,
antelope, buffalo, beaver and car
abou is absolutely prohibited.
Unlawful to kill or capture
more than one elk, two deer, one
mountain sheep, one ibex, and
one goat during the open season.
It is unlawful to sell any pro
tected fish or animals at any time.
Posession of fish or game un
lawfully taken is a misdemeanor.
Any and all persons violating
any of the provisions of this act
are guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof shall be
fined in the sum not to exceed
$300 and costs, or by imprison
ment in the county jail not to ex
ceed six months, or by both such
fine and imprisonment.
Another Pack Train.
The second section of Waylands
pack train left this morning for
Roosevelt in charge of E. E. Reid,
the owner.
Sold Out*.
J. A. Whitaker, the pioneer
merchant of Elk City, has sold
out and gone to new fields. Poy
neer & Co. succeeded to the bus
The Day We Celebrate.
The citizens of Elk City con
vene in mass meeting this p. m.
to devise ways and means looking
to the proper observance of the
Glorious Fourth. All are cordially
F. Steele, who passed through
this place about a month ago to
take charge of a school at Roose
velt is missing, not having arrived
at his destination, and his where
abouts is unknown. Fears are
State Lands.
According to the Bonners Per
ry Herald the state of Idaho still
has 160,000 acres of government
land to select for the benefit of
the state institutions. Hon. J.
C. Munsen, state land commis
sioner, now has four parties of
selectors in the field looking up
land to file upon. One of these
parties is in charge of J. K. Ash
ley of Sand point, and another in
charge of S. D. Taylor. They
have been working in township
61 north, 1 and 2 east, and on
Fall creek and Pack River for
some little time.
The recent withdrawal of large
areas of public lands by the gen
eral government in view of es
tablishmg forest reserves, makes
it very difficult for the state to
secure its full quota of lands to
entertained that he became lost
while trying to make the trip.
advantage. The state had ex
pected to make selections in the
Clearwater timber belt, land re
mote from settlement, but which
will be of great value in time, but
the withdrawal of all lands in
that locality for a forest reserve,
compelled it to go elsewhere. It
will require a prettv close search
ri!!? f n , a f Î
to secure valuable lands to the
amount required, and the state
may be Compelled to look pretty
closely into the good faith of some
of the squatters on timber lands,
A large bunch of thanks is due
Senator Dubois for this state of
affairs, as he is urging the ere
ation of forest reserves in Idaho
with all the prestige of a United
States senator.
Mill for the Curren-Caswell Property -
General Notes of Interest..
A special from Boise states that
a mill has arrived there for the
Curren-Caswell Gold Mining Co.,
owner of the Mysterious Slide
group at Thunder Mountain. It
will be skipped to the camp as
soon as the roads get into condi
tion for heavy freighting, which,
is hoped, will be about the first
of next month.
This plant consists of a 5-foot
Monadnock mill, with boiler and
engine, and a small sawmill. It
will be put up by a man sent from
the machinery house from which
it was secured, going in under a
guarantee that it will do all that
is claimed for it. The company
pays _ only the expenses of the
man sent to put it into operation.
It is expected the mill will handle
100 tons of ore daily. The char
acter of the ore is such that it is
anticipated the plant will develop
the maximum capacity. The val
ues wifi be saved hy simple
amalgamation. It is known that
a large proportion of the gold will
amalgamate, but if it be found
too much is being lost, a cyanide
plant will be installed with which
to treat the tailings.
In the Mysterious Slide a very
large body of ore has been devel
oped, carr> ing values about like
those of other properties of the
camp. It can be mined very
cheaply and cap be made to pay
very handsomely. Martin Curren
and Ben Caswell have been de
veloping the mine for a long time,
determining the proportions and
the value of the ore body. They
have demojistrated they have
suffiicient ore to keep a large
plant running for years, and that
its grade is sufficient to assure
large profits, ' It is the intention
to double the capacity of the'plant
next year.
According to reports the bond
on the Eureka property has been
taken up before the time was up
and the $50,000 is to be paid over
at once.
The 10-stamp mill on the Dewey
is running steadily on low grade
ore, but at that about $7 per ton
was being realized. The company
run out of timber, which prevent
ed them from stoping their best
body of ore, and it became neces
sary to work ore which was not
so rich in value.
The Sunnyside is running 30
stamps of its 40 stamp mill. The
company shut down for a short
time to install an engine, which
will furnish additional power to
operate the crusher,
The Adams Mining company is
building a wagon road from the
main road on Monumental creek
to its property and getting out
timber for the mill, which will be
taken in from Boise as soon as
the roads are passable,
The Pearl Mining company is
moving the machinery from the
Erie to the Cheapma'n group with
the intention of developing that
P i y :_
Clearwater in it,.
The Lewiston Tribune says the
local land office received a proc-.
lamation of President Roosevelt,
made May 22, by which more
than 400,000 acres of land in Nez
perce and Idaho counties have
been withdrawn from settlement
to be added to the Bitter Root
forest reserve. The northeast
corner of the proposed reserve
begins on the western boundary
of the present Bitter Root forest
reserve and at the northeast cor
ner of township 31 north, range
5 east. The northern part of the
proposed addition to the reserve
is but three miles wide, but far
ther south widens until the width
of three townships are absorbed.
The town of Clearwater and prac
tically all of the country drained
by the south fork of the Clear
water river and the eastern trib
utaries of the Salmon river are
includen in these withdrawn por
The announcement of the with
drawal of timber lands in the
Clearwater country several weeks
ago for forest reserve purposes,
aroused a bitter feeling among
the settlers and the view is held
here that the recent action of the
department will be bitterly op
posed by the settlers residing in
the country affected* It is stated
that the land now withdrawn in
cludes a major portion of the
available government land suit
uble for agricultaral gurposes
and many settlers now have good
homes in the district that are
held by squatters' rights.
Modified Proclamation.
A special from Helena to the
Tribune says Governor James K
Toole has received a copy of the
proclamation of President Roose
velt modifying a former procla
mation creating the Bitter Root
forest reserve in Montana and
Idaho. The proclamation is dated
at Washington May 22, and it
provides that lands in Montana
which had been excluded from
settlement and which are therein
restored to the public domain
shall be open to settlement from
the date mentioned, but shall not
be subject to entry, filing or se
lection until after 90 days' notice
by such publication as the secre
tory of the interior may prescribe
The president's action is based
on the law approved June 4,1897,
authorizing him to reduce the
area or change the lines of such
reserves. The proclamation states
that the change is made for what
the president considers the pub
lic good.
is |
. ...
Ifc 18 conserva tively estimated
that 5000 people visited Idaho's
, ,
building on that day. <65 people
PaS Tu " ? °°î m ° ne our ' ,
out," sentontiousîy remarked
Governor Gooding as the throng
poured in, "and I am glad of it."
Its proximity to the front of
j. e m agnificent New "Ï ork found
^ held^mean^ a constant
inspection by the best and wealth-.
iest people attending the fair.
Idaho at> the Fair.
The Moscow Journal says Idaho
distinguished herself in a social
way at the opening of the Port
land fair, and Governor Gooding
and staff have been proportion
ately busy.
Idaho had two carriages in the
parade, being assigned the posi
tion directly behind Washington
and nearer the front. In them
sat Governor Gooding, Adjutant
j General Vickers, Assistant Adju
tant General Major Worthman
and Commissary General Lieu
i tenant Colonel Samuel Myers.
From 2:30 to 4 in the afternoon
I the Idaho people tendered an in
1 formal reception in the Idaho
building where luncheon was

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