We (the Jr.) have been to South Boise, and
what is better, we have got back again. In
company with two traveling partners we vis
ited, last week, the Bear creek District of
Alturas. The road from this city to Rocky
Bar or Esmeralda, lies over a very rugged
and mountainous country—yet is a much
better route from this Basin than any other,
it being only forty-eight miles, while by any
other route it is not less than one hundred
and thirty. Starting from Idaho at noon,
we succeeded in removing a very large sized
mountain to our west and arriving at Middle
Boise river, at Glaze k Uo.'s, where, for $1,50
per meal and $3 a night to hoy for our horse,
we were generously permitted to sleep on
sweet, freshly cured hay, (without charge,)
and arose much refreshed in the morning.
Starting out from this piace at an early hour
we ascended the Middle Boise ridge, where
we enjoyed a roost extensive and beautiful
jlandscape, and appreciated in the highest
degree the application of the name of the
county—Alturas, for it is certainly in the high
Jheaveus. At noon we stopped an hour and
caught nineteen trout in Roaring river. A
*ew miles further on we stopped at the Moun
tain house and inquired as to the charactar
|of the road before us, to which we were as
sured in the most matter-of fact manner pos
sible, that it was a " perfect water grade all
•he way in to the ledges." This was rather
v stunner, but being doomed to learn by sad
txperience what we failed to get by inquiry,
we continued our course over the divide be
Aj^en Middle and South Boise, and learned,
>r at least come to the conclusion that "water
jrade " (a new term in philosophy) meant the
greatest possible angle at which water could
pe said to run and not make a clear vault of
.he ground. Guided and impelled onward
more by the attraction of gravity than by any
notion of our own, we were fortunate enough
hrough a series of somersaults and sliding,
o drop promiscuously from a declivity into
e town of Rocky Bar. Rocky Bar is situa
d in a deep cation on Bear creek, a mile
bove its junction with Red Warrior creek
n the right, and about a mile and a half from
Ilk creek on the left. Below the junction of
rhese three creeks the stream takes the name
f Feather river, which runs some six or eight
liles and empties into South Boise from the
r est. The name of the town of Rocky Bar,
o called from the huge piles of granite rock
hich literally cover the flat upon which it
located, is gradually being changed, by
ommon consent, to that of Esmeralda, which
c suppose is for the purpose of complying
ith the statutes making Esmeralda the
aunty seat. Upon the three creeks just
entioned, and the surrounding mountains,
situated the almost innum* rablc ledges
South Boise. The want of time prevented
from visiting many of the'mines—-in fact,
week's time would not be sufficient to see
icm all. The Esmeralda, Confederate Star,
omstock, Emmett and Indcpendcnce*on the
orth side of Bear creek ; the Ada Elmore on
le south bank of the same; the Richmond,
liver Star, Golden Eagle, Cuba and Flying
utchman on Red Warren, and Opbir on Elk
•eek are among the leading ledges from
hioh rock has been worked by the arastra
rocess, and found to yield from $73 to $150
er ton. The nrastras—of which there are
xty to eighty in operation—are run by water
ower, the waters of the various creeks being
iken up for this purpose. They are situated
uch intervals along the streams as to al
no waste of fall; as soon as the water is
■leased from one mill it is taken out. in a
itch and conveyed to another. Among the
usiness firms, without disparagement to any,
e would place Cartee k Gates at the head
ir enterprise and energy. They have a large
team sawmill in operation, which is turning
ut ali the lumber required iu the market,—
nd to which they have recently added a bat
pry of five stamps for crushing quartz—the
rst in the country—which was to be ready
ir operation on Tuesday of this week. This
rill do more towards developing the country
nd giving us a standard of its wealth than
11 the arastras now at work. They intend
laking their first run from the Altura 3 ledge,
ad we shall look with much interest for the
esult. Dilly k Dover seem to be doing the
frincipal mercantile business. They have a
uge stock of groceries and provisions, and
•ith all, are gentlemen; we should line to
rX. them prosper. We don't mean to say
*fcy have a hotel connected with their busi
ess, but they have a most happy faculty of
sinking one feel at home. Our old acquaint
ice, Tom Martin, is also therein the grocery
id provision business. We hope he may
lake a fortune, and if honest dealing will
ccomplish it he will have as good a chance
any body. A great deal of work is being
one in this camp, but the most of it is iu
le character of representing which conse
uently adds but little to the general prosper
y of the country. We think when a sufficient
umbec of mills get in operation, so as to
■plow the work now being done to be turned
b same account, it will be among the most
prosperous camps in the Territory ; at pres
nt, however, there is but little money in cir
ulation. After remaining at Rocky Bar a
ay and a half, we took our departure via
le Newberg wagon road, which is in a trav
lable condition for wagons to within a mile
nd a half of Rocky Bar. A great deal of
•ork has !&en done on this road to its in
irsection with the old Emigrant road_in
tet the worst portion for freight teams is
•om Boise city to Camas prairie, on the
iterant route. We passed through the sites
of Esmeralda (former site) and Marysville,
but there being nothing in the former bat
two empty houses and the latter not having
risen to even that importance, we were forced
to ride on to seek accommodations for the
night. The remainder of the trip to Boise
city, although fraught with many interesting
incidents to ourselves, would probably be ot
no interest to the public. Having laid out
two nights and partaken of the hospitality
of immigrants on one or two occasions, of
whom we passed about 300 teams, and travel
ing tbe last thirty miles on foot, and the last
mile through s succession of potato patches
we arrived at the future Capital—the City of
the Plains. Boise city presented quite a lively
business-like appearance, owing in some de
gree'to the presence of a great number of
immigrant wagons and a general desire for
tbe possession of town-lots. Every man who
can raise a dozen boards, a few fence-posts
and a pound ol nails, seemed to be hammer
ing. If we count ail that is fenced and
marked out, we think it is the largest city in
the world. However, to lay all imaginary
lines and calculations aside, aod take only
that which is considered a permanency, it is
a place of no small pretensions, and the su
perior agricultural advantages surrounding
it would seem to justify the prediction that
it will be at no distant time one of tbe most
populous aud most permanent towns in the
Territory, and for this reason and advantage
of geographical position. Although we believe
Idaho city will remain for many years tbe
larger town, the majority of the people of
tbe Territory will doubtless sanction the lo
cation of the Capital at that place.
Wk insert the following from Prof. Myers
who desires its publication—for whatpurpose
we kuow not:
Mb. Editor—Dear Sir : When I arrived at
Bannock city last Fall, I came here in very
good circumstances. On my arrival my at
tention was called to a benefit for the Catho
lic Church, for which myself and lady ap
peared, before we put in our appearance for
ourselves. We then gave a complimentary
benefit to * Idaho Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1,'
which was extended from us iu the following
manner: I built tbe Temple Theater and
gave the opening night free of charge of ei
ther rent of house or expense of performance.
And now as I am about to make preparations
to leave this community, aod not being ir. as
flourishing a condition as when I came'tothis
city, owing to the dullness of tbe times and
the many doctor bills I had to pay for my
family, and the enormous expense it will cost
me in removing my family, I am in need of
their joint assistance, and as it is religious to
return good for evil, they will searcely ques
tion returning good for good. As to the Ida
ho Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, I feel assured
they will adhere to that good old proverb
that one good turn deserves another. The
c itizens of Idaho are to some extent indebted
to me for their many past amusements, and I
may add, even to the present time, had I not
buiit the then called Temple Theater, there
would not have been a Jenny Lind Theater ;
hence their present amusements.
Your humble servant,
September 1, 1864.
Some one in Centerville sends us the fol
lowing item :
"On Tuesday evening last the Union men
of Plucervillt erected a pole on the Plaza, run
up the Stars and Stripes, fired thirty-four
guns, and gave three hearty cheers for Abra
ham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The flag
was bought and paid for by ail parties, Dem
ocrats as weli as Lincoln men."
PURSE FOUND.-A small dog bc
1 tnging to tbe undersigned brought home a purse of gold
in bis mouth on Wednesday Afternoon, August 31 at. The
owner will please describe the purse, amount, Ac., pay
charges and take it away. Inquire of J. J. Dooley on
Buena Vista Bar. HEN ltY COOPER.
Buena \ inta, September 29,1S64. 50wl
F ORTY-FOUR HEAD of fine mules, all iu
good order, with rigging complete, will be
sold at a bargain. For particulars, inquire of
Pinney k Stearns, Idaho city, or Drake k Co.
Placet ville. The train will be in Palcerville about
the 15th of^ept. LYNCH & CLAYTON
CITY M HOTEL
GENERAL STAGE HOUSE,
MAIN STREET, IDAHO CITY, I. T
I3a,rber & Oldham, Prop's.
For Sale or Rent:
L. H. BARBER.
Inquire of the undera gned at tbe City Hotel.
5011 L. H. BARBER.
Livery Stable & Corral,
Between Commercial and Wallula streets
BUGGY, SADDLE AID CARRIAGE
N EW AND FASHIONABLE BUGGIES AND,
Carnages always ready, day or night, at a
tnl rinro'u mdi aa ° } 1
6®, Horses received on board per day or month
at reduced rates,
J. J. DOOLEY & 00.
BUENA VISTA BAR,
keeps constantly on hand a largo assortment of
Clothing! Provisions! Groceries!
Mining Tools, Etc., Etc.,
which will be sold cheap as the cheapest, for Oft&la I
Persons will do well to give us a call before
GOODS PACKED TO ALL PARTS OF THE
Bwna Vfeto, Aug. 5, *04. «JLO:m3*) J, J. »q,lstACo
Announces himself as an Independent candi
date for the office of Sheriff of Boise county.
i. J. M'CONNELL. FRANK OSGOOD
McConnell & osgood's
T HB UNDERSIGNED HAVE OPENED A
Li<*ery, Feed and Sale Stable, at
RUBY CITY, OWYHEE COUKTY,
McConnell & osgood.
Ruby City, August, 1864. 49-3m
END OF MAIN
R ZEILE & A. SUMMERS have bought the
• Pacific Brewery o Friend & Co., and are
prepared to furnish Idaho city, and the vicinity,
with a No. 1 article of Lager. 38tf
B3- Give them a call.
FOUR °D A. Y S !
I SH & Haley's Coaches leave the Empire Hotel,
Placerville, every other day, for Umatilla.
ISH & HALEY, Proprietors.
Placerville, June 18tb, 1864. 38tf
" EMPIRE HOTEL, "
MALY STREET, DALLES , OREGON
Thomas Smith, Proprietor.
A FIRST-CLASS HOUSE,
situated in the center of business,
Near the Steamboat and Railroad
Lo grogs........................50 "
®" No liquors sold on the premises. Baggage
taken to the hotel free of chargo. Fire
proof Safe in the office for deposit of valuables.
House open all night. u47-tf
F R E D~T> FUG,
(Successor to Mr. Pefferlee.)
H AS OPENED the above Bakery, and is pre
pared to furnish his customers with bread
pies, crackers, cakes, fancy cake trimmings, etc.
etc. Families, parties and pic-nics, furnished on
GEORGE n. COE
POIVELL & COE',
Forwarding and Commission
AND DEALERS l.t
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Umatilla, : j ; s Oregon.
P articular Personal Attention given to re
ceiving and forwarding Goods to all parts
ot the mines in Oregon, Washington aud Idaho.
Goods re-measured, Freights paid, Storage ob
tained, and all business connected with the For
warding and Commission Business promptly and
personrlly attended to. Consignments of Goods
solicited. We refer by permission :
At San Francisco, 1 ( At Portland,
Howard, Goewy & Co., f , Richards k McCracken
At Victoria, V. I., J Bolds-tone k Bro.,
, , ( Guild, David k Co.
•a.Mark goods care P. & C., Umatilla. 32tf
W? the , BJdersigned, won Id respectfully in
uj form Saloon keepers, and the public gene
rally, that we are now prepared to furnish a supe
rior article of Lager Beer, at our Brewery on
Buena Vista Bar, aud fill orders for enstomevs.
„ , _ GANS & HUMBSL.
December 17, 1863. 13m
T HE proprietors of the Pioneer Brewery of th e
Basin being thankfultfor the liberai patronage
received, assme their .friends that they will con
tinue to make in their establishment, the bes*
of Lager Beer, Bread, Pies and Cakes.
„ _ KNAUERA co.
Bannock City, September 29th, 1863. ltf,
8. & OOl
DALLES AND WALLA WALLA,
Wholesale and retail dealers itij
A large supply of Packers' and miners'
Always on hand at the above-named places,
which we will sell on the BEST TERMS. oct20-tf
T his favorite hotel is now open
for the accommodation of permanent*or tran,
sient boarders. Having recently had tfee, b»ih)ing
thoroughly overhauled and renovated, adding all
the modern improvements, we feel confident of our
ability to please those who may fa vet.us with their
Dinner " .....
Au-.a.t 27, 1S04.
............9to 11 A. M.
............4 to 6 P. M.
MRS* KELLY & SISTER.
J UST received, a large and complete stock of
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, Toilet
articles, Stationery, etc., etc., at the
Miners' Drug Store, Idaho City
(Wall Street, below Montgomery.)
Persons wishing anything in onr line wil
do well to call and examine our stock. Prescrip
tions carefully prepared by an experienced Drii"
J. B. AXIUNS* CO.
May 17th. 1864. 3otf
n. W. FBOATS................c. DANA SAYRS.
*H. W. ITVoats, Co'
D EALERS in Groceries, Provisions, Liquors.
&c., Second door below the-California Bake
ry, Main street. Storage furnished to packers at
low rates, in fire-proof ware-house aud liberal
caRi advances made on consignments in store.
Idaho City, June 2d, 1864. 37m3
J9®"Next door to H-igby's store..jgjr '
M R. JOHN CLAR1SY takes pleasure in an
nouncing to all his friends, and the public
in general, that he lias, just arrived from San
Francisco with a large supply of the
Best Liquors aud cigars,
and opened the above-named Saloon. Give him a
call and judge for yourselves.
R3»LIQUORS BX T»a GALLON or bottle.
Idaho City, April 2Dth, 1864. 33m3
0 © S 2 D © li l
. .from. .
OlYgff AIL poaoil
C UNNINGHAM, ROBERTS & CO. are now
prepared to furnish the best quality of Ice,
in quantities to snitall whe may favor them with
a call. Orders left at the Idaho Saloon duly at
tended to. 3nf
HOMER & C0L1EN.
Florence Saloon and
ON MAIN STREET,
Every thing in the meat line,
Prom a Whole Eeef to a Sausage!
Constantly on Hand 1
As Cheap as Anybody Sells !
And as Good as Anybody Keeps !
Banaock City, Oct.2Gth, 1863. [n5:tf
City, Oct.2Gth, 1863. [n5:tf
Robertson & Co.,
-Main Street opposite the Idaho Saloon,
BANNOCK CITY, IDAHO TERRITORY.
All kinds of Ores and Metals Assayed,
Returns Made Williin 6 Hours.
W E Guarantee the correctness of our assays,
and bind ourselves to pay any difference
that may arise with the U. S. Mint.
We refer to the following parties for the correct
ness of our assays, who will take our bars at the
market rates :
Davidson A Berri, Bankers San Francisco.
Donohoe, Ralston A Co. " " "
Sather A Co. " u u
Goldsmith A Bros, Assayers Portland.
Elfelt, Weil A Co., Merchants "
P articular Attention given to repairing Fine
watches. All ty nd*ol' Jevyelry njadq of Boise
Gold. Diamonds re-set iu the newest styles. Ail
kinds of enameled work made to endec in Fash
ionable styles. Mr. Robertson having been many
years Foreman to Messrs. Barrett A Sherwood,
Jewelers, San Francisco ^ and, haying had many
years' experience iu the manufacturing of Fine
Jewelry, we- feel, confident that our work will com
pare favorably with any work done on the Pacific
Coast-. We keep constantly on hand a large as
sortment of Gold and Silver watches aud Fine
Jgweliy. All work warranted. * 28tt
Idaho Qity, April 2d, 1864.
wm k Kill,
H. H. HILL, |a. J. KANE.
Umatilla Lauding, Oregon.
F )K WARDING and COMMISSION MER
chants, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in every
description of Merchandise. Traders aud Miners
can be supplied with all goods necessary for the
mines at the
•flat. All goods consigned to them wil) meet with
Portland—H. W. Corbet, H. Law, Richards &
McCraken ; Dalles—Robbins & Co., Grenzebach
& Bivens, W. C. Moody & Co. ltf
CHALLENGE S A L 0 0 Nj
J. R. TOTMAN.. '".Y.7.7.7........ Proprietor .
O NE door north of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s, on
Main street. This Saloon is fitted-' up with
taste, and contains none but the very best of
Liquors and Cigars. Call and see us. [no:3m
VEENEY'S RANCH of 320 acres, ......
* ence i anc| 6 acres garden already plan
'I l ilts 1>|1 mill r.-. * __ l n * "
ted. this ranch is situated on Bear run, three
fourths of a mile above RobieA Bush's sawmill
For further particulars, iuquire at Sweeny & Pou
jade s brick alprehouse on Wall street. 39tf
/ BtOCK MILLER & CO.
I MPORTERS and wholesale dealers in ali kinds
of Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots &pd Shoes,
HARDWARE AND MINER'S TOOLS.
Also, a good assortment of all kinds of
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, LIQUORS, Ac.,
Constantly kepfcon hand. ltf
want Fine Old Hjenpsy Brandy call,at tha
Idabp BrgwQry aad Bakcry.
For Sale, or Bent.
T HE Undersigned being desirous of closing out his en
tire intorest in Idaho Territory, offers for Sale or Rent
THE IDAHO RESTAURANT
Located ia Pioneer oitv, together with all thekitehenand
lining-room furniture. This house is located in the Ccii
ral part of the town, is better adapted for the hotel !m A
less than any other house iu the place, having rooirt *
overhead to accommodate lodgers, and a good well with n.
rump within ton feet of the kitchen door. The houw.
aas recently beon renovated and refitted, is neat and clean,
m:l in perfect order for opening a restaurant in three
hours. Apply to 11 . II- JOHNS,
•''hnl Empire Hotel. Placerville.
GrreatTiomse & Co.'s
S TA G ES
BOISE BASIN 1 WALLULA
L EAVE the International Hotel, Placerville,
Every Other Day at one o'clock, p. m. 27tf
Through in 48 Hours!!
IRON AND STEEL WIRE ROPE *
F lat and round, for hoist
ing from shafts and inclines, made in any length,
and of any size, at tie manufactory of
A- 8. HALLIDIE & CO., San Francisco.
Tbe first cost of wire and Manilla ropes of- eons 1,
strength js about the same per foot. A wire rope, prop
orly applied, will out wear from three to five Manilla
r,) l 1(W - _ _ [4S-3m.l
BOSTON & CODY
Having renovated, eularged and reopened the
CORN Kit OF ii,UN AND. W.ALf. STREET,
Return thanks to the public-foe their past liberal*
patronage, ai d announce that thgy
A RE receiving direct from San Francisco, a large
r\. invoice of the choicest brands of all kinds ot
Liquors and cigars, which will embrace-, among
other things, a fine lot of ■
OLD ENGLISH ALE AND PORTER ►
C 10NN0IS8EURS are invited to give the Ex
/ change a trial. 3-,^
... .AT THE....
W arm Sprino'
T HE Proprietor would inform the public that
he lias added a Swimming Pond m addition
to the regular baths, and assures the patrons of
the establishment taat no pains will be spared t j
contribute to their comfort and convenience
47 ' tf RJB'T TURNER.
ASK FOR 43)
EVERY SALOON AND DRUG-STOREl.
F R ED
Wholesale Dealer and Jobber
¥ 21! WES, VMwmm
S OLE AGENT for ail towns in Boise Basin_
Corner Main and Wallula Sts., Idaho City.
flSPGeo. Thatcher & Co., Dalles, Agents lor
Oregon, Washington and Idaho. 4Ltf
Idaho & Boise Citv
W ARD & CO.'S Stages leave Idaho City TRY
WEEKLY, 011 Mondays, Wednesdays antb
Fridays, at*8 o'clock a. m., arriving in Boise city
at 5 o clock p. m., same day. Returning, leave.
Boise city at 7 a. m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Satusdays, and arrive in Idaho city at 0 p. m. AH
Packages, Ac., entrusted to them will be promptly
delivered. Office at the City Hotel, Idaho. 37tf
at the City Hotel, Idaho. 37tf
WELLS, FARGO & CO.
....RUN A TRI-WEEKLY,...
CONNECTING! WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO- ANIV
T REASURE and Small Parcels carried to and
brought from any point, aDd insured. Col
lections made, Drafts procured, Ac. LETUPS
forwarded to all parts ot the world, and-procured■
from any post or express office on the Pacific coast.
We also run a Daily express between the Placer-,
ville, Centerville and BannocK Boise offices.
Placerville - - - ||(. a. ATLEE, Agent. ;
Centerville - - If. W . Johnson, '.v '
Pioneeh --- A. Slocum,
Idaho City, - - J. L. Smith, 'A
EXPRESS & J OR W AGd-X S.
TRACKAGES or PASSENGERS carried to or.
J}' from any part of the City or adjacent mines,
with dispatch. Orders left at the City Bakery,
Main street, will be promptly attended to.
Idaho City, April 16, '64. ;;otf
Daniels & Thompsom,
Express, Job and Passenger Carriers.
Main street, opposite City Hotel,
D ealers is books, maps, xswspa
. pers, Magazines, Cheap Publications, ttg-*
tiancry, Fancy goods, Yankee n^ti.pns. Perfumery,
&c., &c., &f. Orders—accompanied by cash—-'
solioited. ' " ' 3 ltf
GL U. CHIC K,
(Above Riggs & Agnevr's)
Alain Street. I 5oi»e City, I. X.*
STORES, PUMPS, LEAD-PIPK, COPPER?
ZINC. OOLD RETOR1M,
Brass, Japanned and Tin-ware*.
All -of which will be sold LOW FOK CASH.
"SfllOrders from the Basin solicited,
xml | txt