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The Ketchum keystone. (Ketchum, Idaho) 1881-1884, December 24, 1881, Image 4

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Many of our contemporaries continue !
ualhtirf Iijam |ite WtMtefn firms to 4'Xjpoae
florrup*. îîtitîisgîMdieme«, especially those
originating in their vlelnltv. In re
spouse He find here »ntl there a journal
of questionable repute taking advantage
of what seems a popular demand, ami
attempts to make capital for itself by de
mmneiug some particular enterprise ns
bogus mid fraudulent, The weight whii'h
these artlolm have, however, is rapidly
diminishing, a» in nine out of every ten j
«lisliinee». the exposure Is Hot the roMIllt j
of n predominant «'lise of honest,v oil
tin purl of the writer, but rather tin*
gi dHic»iie«ii id a vindietive animosity,
or htnek nmd
t
And in the majority of
instance« the would be reformer in the
(nodltg lindlllWH, like till* political If
former, if his character and past history
In •n rutilliiual. Is all outcast, who has
faded to verify the old adage that 'then
is honor among thieve.-,," therefore it
will I«- a wise policy for the readers to
I» weary of milling and other papers,
Which are cont inually exposing or t hreat
cuing to eypo.se some milting swindle,
it most not. however, be inferred that
fie te are no sw indicts exposed through
an impromptu, honest feeling, in any
of tile mining <>r local papers either east
or west
Regarding til*' duties of western pu
pi i at id tlietr ability and influence to
w ,rds breaking ii j » bogus ami fraudulent
tinning scheme», much can be -aid. In
fuel, it isu bi.sk much easier to talk
about than to accomplish, the frauds
in mining its a rule, lav ted with the
miiies, but their mise rupulous promo
ter» ami manager». flic adroitness ami
trickery employed to cnveigle eastern
Miveslois is not with the mliiea, hut their
Vendor». and the menUft employed to m
ditcc the public to invest, is seldom
known at the pbtcc wImre the mines are
hs'iltf d
In most in »Um ec» the sales arw
«Mililplcted. ts'fore the fact Unit liegotitt
lion» were pending I» generally known.
ill lids us well as other evils we believe
that a preventative is better than a cure,
uni employed more easily ami etleetu
In i'nlU'mjiiwii' 1 ' thi' established
country should
ally
roptlluhh pre
make all effort to impress upon the
minds of their readers, the necessity of
■ * i ■ ! w hid id
about in nos m their columns, ami to
>f Ur
il*c ritibnate Wtwmeti truth and falsity.
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Furthermore, that no iiivcstiiu'iit should
lie maile without a thorough ami !
•'VhaUnllVe investigation by Competent j
ami Ira»! worth' pt*rsoiis.
Where there aiv o|wn, ffagrant swin
dler» tiie press eats step in Is'twcen tin
romiag.-i» und promoter» ami Ile- publie
Old <ta
"liefe! you are being rotibed; I
dealing with lire [
tint tittle«« they are really !
bra/eti and barefoot outrages a fowpoti !
«il 4c journal eat» m} but litt I*',
Us«"ii IlFi
thieve»
N*-* mining and prospecting e«*inpau
'igaHii'.td almost daily , throwing
Their jirop
either goisl, bad or iudiffer
U ork is begun
». a»»«l a» a natural eon«i«quenoo
Km'nI ami tuiti
tli**o »lock on the market
art
ftfV
»lit milllHUIlut prospect
It* til
«I by Um
Tb< standing id the prop.
t.d by
U* dit
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rti
er
siitora. n*port«ra
umbrs tarnt their
and honest, a
; if not, the
and M'a fee I v ,-ver
rt
ft
fvative
*d
oppiou ««• jm«
lui
raaul
•Um»
fails to fall il p' '** thi «iiollhlcm of tiiose
But there
■rve to ia-ar ft
io fntb.itlual who mu wppral»> Ihn
*4 a j»r«(a rty . ami puliltsh to the
world that It is worth so much ami no
A WNim of mue it of the I will
««loi into w hn-h fie- milling induatry has
ml to
tunt*
tail* ti i» the re-ait of wrong interprets
Mon gin n to tin ri'jMirt» of mine« in
Auini'lilHiW the r**p**rt«
ilistoriH to liiswlvr, nud
are the result of igiiorutidt*
western pwjs-rs
ifs w dfullv
again tie >
tutti careltHutUftiM»; and « »iil.v in a few In
sta liens art* they I ha result of a deceived,
careful st „,j painstaking
wlio liiw iM'eii ho ><
reporter, i
m loti tut
h
pofiiliar churiute preoetitotl. which of
ten baffle tin* moKt thorough a iti aide
mini tig mon. Those whti r >
(»MjNTit for thoir information anti an a
guide to tiio value of mini tig enterprise«,
should bear in mind that the value of
the stock relative to the worth of the
mine is not always eonsidered. 'I he
fact that a mine orprospect Is mentioîietl
hs valuable, or that it discloses consider
able ore, titles not signify that the stock
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iff tiie miinpuiy to wide ii it belongs is
worth nil that is asked for it.
Neither
<*H1i the erection of uxpenaive hoisting
Works, smelters nud mills, be taken a* It
criterion of fin- property und probable i
output of a'mine and its earnings in the
future.
As stated above, the mining press of
t im country ran do little more than to
warn the public against any attempted
open sw indles, and endeavor to interest
capital in the development of promis
ing mineral resources, Those who con
template Investment, however, can rely
upon one sure indicator to avoid snides
and that is, never have enoytldng to do
with an enterprise that is reported valu
able and working, nud which is never
mentioned by the pnpei*w published in
its vicinity, especially in Colorado, where
every mining camp Ims its paper. If an
enterprise of questionable character can
not be openly condemned as fraudu
lent, it is certainly not recommended.
A good guide is to steer clear of all min
ing enterprises, in the shape of corpor
atioiis, unless they are unequivocally
endorsed by local and mining papers of
gooii standing Mining Index.
Baxter's Hotel !
WAIN HTKEKT,
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Ketchum,
Idaho.
oa. d n c , 24 by 6J Feet.
DANCEHALL IN UPPERSTORY
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Bent arranged,
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Best Biipplied
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Beet kept house
on Wood River
i* 1141 lledN
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For Private Families or other*
MEALS \T ALL HOI HS.
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Twlwphoa« Offlo« Connected.
PAUL P. BAXTER.
J. 0. SWIFT <6 CO.,
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Hailey, Ketchum anti tialerm.
on
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
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( i tore ries,
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Hoots ((' Shoes,
Hats <P Caps ,
Dry Hoods , Notions,
thing, <i Furnishing Goods,
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M in ex,
lji<{Uors ,
and Cigars.
Mining Supplies
h Specialty.
Huffing from first hands, for
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rash, amt at bottom priors.
irr are far pa red to
furnish the trade
and eon
su mers at figures
that defy competition.
Guaranteed.
Sa tisfartiüfi
SWIFT <5c GO.
When You Co East
R £j lYi P m Kp r That the II!h< kiiKii
Route is 50 nil lee th<
shortest, line to Balt Lake and the East.
L —1 w-y, /-, yvs L /~\ ys 1 hat thin line avoids
I ItriricilllUfctI tti«- danvers anti <Us
Comforts of ferries and crosses the Snake rivet
on a magnificent iron bridge.
this Une ear
Remember
clailv and makes the «lintance between Haile>
ami Hia< kfoot in 30 liourM.
:«>
jiaHHeimerB
l—) p r"v*i p ry, b p v*> That fiHMl and wn tei
i \ j H provided for stock
in abundance, and that the line has stood dining
stations.
Raitipiti 1 hat the stages 01
r\t?ll lfcff It UCI this Line eonnw
closely at Hlackfisit with trains of the
Utah and Northern Railway,
the popular narrow gauge branch of Me
Union Pacific R. R.
und that close connections for tin
KllSif 31 II4 I Wl'f-if 31 1*4 * I»I3I<I«'
lit < >J»*4|4'I».
Passenger and freight rates will always lie a>
low as the lowest by this route.
For farther information relative to freight or
passenger rates call upon or address .
J. W. MORSE,
General Passenger Agent, U. P. 11. It.,
Omaha, Nebraska, 01
F. h. McConnell,
General Agent U. P. It. It
Salt foike City.
THROUGH TICKETS
....TO....
Ogden, Sail Lake City,
AND
All Eastern Points!
FOR BALE AT
Pacific Express Offices
....AT....
HAILEY, BELLEVUE,
AND KETCHUM.
THK LOWEST RATES VIA BLACK
FOOT. AND DON'T YOU
FORGET IT!
Utah, Mo 1 Oregon
STAGE COMPANY.
Salisbury, Hailey &Co.
Can ging l . S. Mails ,
11 ells, Fargo dt Co.'s Kupress,
Passengers ami Fast Freight.
Close oomiectfons made at Keltou for the Kast
and all )H>iats on the C. R. R. H., and
Gisisecreek for Boise City and all
(«oints in Oregon and .
Washington Ter.
KATF.S OK KAUF:
Keiton to Hailey,
Hood Coaches,
Hood Horses,
Shilled I hirers.
Atu! reliable (»'rformanee of servie, on lui
JOHN HAILKY. Su(s-riniindent.

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