THE KETßHUM KEYSTONE,
Entered at the Postofilcc at Ketch
urn, I. T. as second (-lass matter.
TOWN Ttl.il NOS.
Thunder again to-day.
Ore continues rolling into the smelter
at a lively rate.
There are no less than a dozen new
buildings up in town.
We hear whisperings of the discovery
of same more prospects.
Grouse ure not so plentiful around
Ketehum this year in last.
Henry Baker, of the Hailey Times is
on his way to Sawtooth.
Geo. Metzler has received a line buss
to put ou between here and the springs.
Coshow is doing a good express busi- j
ness between here and the Guyer
"Old Dad's" hack is loaded to its full
capacity each way between here and
David Teachnor and partner were over j
from East Fork of Wood Hiver Wednes
J. J. Taylor was thrown from a horse
Wednesday and he received slight in-
juries in the leg.
-lake Connors lias gone to take ore
out of the Allen group of mines, on
Warm Spring creek.
Asa Abbott and J. E. Carne have gone
to Hailey to settle a little difficulty be
tween them before the District Court.
The Baxter Hotel Register continues
to show the arrival from all parts of va
rious strangers, mining men and artisi
Metcalf, of Sterritt & Metcalf, of Hai
ley, and Connelly, of Motherwell saloon,
are visiting Ketehum on business aud
John Foster was in town last evening
from his mine near Boulder to secure a
pack-train to convey a shipment of ore
to the Philadelphia smelters.
The old Holland saloon is rented to
Eoeeman <fc Perkins, of Hailey, who will
open a first-class saloon. They think
Ketehum is the best place on the River.
The mule teams of Mr. Sharp, who
transported the "Fisher" gold mill from
Bonanza to the East Fork of Salmon
River, returned homeward bound last
The Keystone Chop House is possessor
of a crayon artist of no meager skill.
Iiis bill of fare board is always tastily
arranged, and we believe fully sustained
in table goods.
C. MoVickar, the jeweler, has been
constantly busy in repairing watches,
Ac., since opening in the express office
building, and seems to give good satis
faction in iiis work.
A social party took place at the Guyer
Springs Wednesday eveniug, where
gaiety, dancing and refreshments were
in order. .We acknowledge the pleasure
of uu accepted invitation.
The Hailey Times thinks ore speci
mens with ten per cent, native white
silver are something so usual on Wood
River as to elicit no praiser. We haven't
seen any yet, notwithstanding tho fact
that we have visited all the best mines.
Mr. E. Greene, the artist who has been
making a drawing of the Philadelphia
smelters, bird's-eye view came into the
Keystone office -iiis morning with the
result of his work. It is reduced to
16x22 inches, and is the best drawing of
natural and artificial scenery we have
produced in this country. In fact, it is
approximately a perfect likeness.
Tho Silver King mine, in Beaver
gulch, Sawtooth district, has been sold
to Mathew X. Scott, of the Davitt, for
$120,000. The Silver King was account
ed at the time of its discovery in tho
Keystone, which from time to time 1ms
hud occasion to make its improvement.
It 1ms developed into a highly produc
tive mine and produced about $35,000
worth of milling ore.
Lew Walker, the colored gentleman
who located ICO acres as a homestead on
the site of the Hailey desert land, in
cluding a portion of that town, will have
his suit with the Idaho Land improve
ment Company in the present session of
the District Court. His lawyers feel as
sured that should the District Court, and
even the Supreme Court of Idaho, de
cide against him, the U. S. Supreme
Court will certainly decide in his favor.
Henry Ward Beecher's traveling man
ager has decided to use all possible per
suasion in effecting a visit of that cele
brated gentleman to Wood River. He
is billed for Butte August 17th, and if he
comes to Wood River, will probably
speak in one of the lower towns about
September 1st. If we are favored with
this great trent the people of Wood
River will have a rare opportunity to
hear and see a great man whose history,
in various lights, lias won for him a
SALE OS LITTLE SMOKY.
The Silver Star mi l Salamander Muir» '
Solti to ill« Philadelphia Co. for $51,- I
The Probable Construction of a Wagon !
Item! iij> Warm Spring Creek by Fri- !
vote Enterprise —The Proper Company
has A Hold on the Best Mines in Little
The silver Star and Salamander mines,
located on Little Smoky, have been sold
to ^the Philadelphia Company,
place, for a cash payment of $51,000 by
Messrs. Steven Longebine,
land and Frank Case, the f
These gentlemen are well known
early day packers of Montana.
The Silver Star mine has long been
sought by various capitalists, and is con
sidered one of the host mines in that re
The ore is g
with more or less native silver, and is
beautiful to smelt.
>na and carbonates,
F ll) n.
The mine is devel
oped by two 100-foot shafts about 100
ha t apart ana a shaft of less depth about
500 feet from tho first, all on the ledge,
which is thus shown to be continuous
and permanent. The vein is large,
eraging about six feet in width, and con
sists chiefly of ore that pays handsome
ly in reduction. The Silver Star aud
Salamander mines are in a vicinity of
good prospects, a fine mineral belt, con
sisting almost entirely of lead ores.
This transaction is a most important
one to the town of Ketehum, in as much
as the managers of the Philadelphia Co.
are live, energetic men whose opera
tions in that vicinity will throw open to
this point a large mineral tributary. It
means that the right company has se
cured the right property, and will lose
no time in constructing a wagon road
up Warm Spring creek for the transpor
tation of Little Smoky ores. It means,
further, that this will greatly accelerate
the mining operations in that part in as
much as the obstruction of no outlet to
that rich country is dispelled and the
mines are placed within easy access to
a good, profitable market. The Hailey
road scheme is thus demolished. Pri
vate enterprise taking a hold of this
road building from this point settles tho
difficulty of mines in that part and
throws the travel this way before any
other is opened. This is something we
have great reason to praise.
It is said the mines purchased by the
Philadelphia Co. in Little Smoky have
sufficient ore in sight to run two ordi
nary furnaces f<^ - an indefinite time.
Since putting the above in type we
learn that the transfer was made to Mr.
Rhodes, of the Philadelphia Co.
L. Smiley came in from Elkhorn
Asa Abbott and Pat. Furey left this
place for Sawtooth Thursday.
Henry Ward Beecher is expected to
Wood River about September 1st.
J. F. Davis was down from Vienna on
legal business Wednesday evening.
W. W. Stevens has stepped out for a
few weeks "rustication." E. W. Jones
becomes foreman of tho Keystone of
Thomas Tague was recently down on
a visit from Vienna,
T. B. Mulkey is down from Sawtooth.
Col. Brodhead passed through from j
Sawtooth to Hailey yesterday.
J. V. Easley and daughter. Miss Nellie,
were visitors to Ketehum Thursday.
E. D. Farrow, surgeon of the Salt Luke
Surgical Institute, came to Ketehum
as per appointment Thursday. He
quartered at the Baxter Hotel and se
cured treatment of several cases. His
methods seem very successful in the
treatment of chronic diseases of the eye!
ear, throat, etc.
The drugstore of James More is now
opened up in an admirable style. It is j
without doubt the best finished I
aud best stocked establishment of !
the kind on Wood River. Mr. More's !
manner of opening up business is busi- j
uess-like and permanent. His stock in
cludes almost every thing in the line of
drugs, medicines, toilet articles notions ;
an A fine cigars and liquors.
In connection with his establishment !
Mr. J. B. Reiff has on permanent exhi
bition without doubt the finest stock of
jewelry and watches in Idaho. A first- j
class jewelry store, including gents' and i
ladies' fine gold and silver watches to- i
goods as are in demand by the general i
populace, is something long wanting on ;
Wood River, and now that the place is i
supplied it is but proper that the enter- i
prise is well patronized. There is no j
longer any necessity of sending orders j
aWaj '_ I
Tho receipts of bullion in Salt Lake I
city for the week euding July 18th, in-,
elusive, amounted to $107,038.44; of
ore, $16,0C0j in aggregate, $123,098.44.
gother with such other precious metal
A SAWTOOl ÏI SALE.
' The Silver King Mine Sold for $125,000. !
The Silver King mine, in Beaver gulch f
Sawtooth district, has boon sold to
i Mathew T. Scott, of the Davitt, for $125,
The Silver King
in the Keystone at the time of its <lis
CO very, and we have had
from time to make note of
its aeveopment. which has resulted in
« highly productive mine,
duced about AO,000.worth of millig ore,
.most of which now lies on dump. This
It has pro
s in value 100 ozs., and often
contains large samples worth 400 ozs.,
per ton. It was reported sold to E.H.
winter, but these gentlemen held only a
bond on (he mine until they succeeded !
in transferring it at a good margin. The
mine is but a few miles from the mill of
lloruia and others last
the Columbia and Beaver Co., which af
fords it an excellent and permanent
It is surrounded with every
natural advantage and easily accessible.
THE IIAUD TAOH
Is a location on the rich copper-silver
glance vein mentioned in the Keystone
last Saturday as being discovered on
Trail creek. It has been leased, we un
derstand, to George Montgomery, who
is putting mincis to York to extract ore
for shipment. It is certainly one oi the
finest showings in the country, and pro- ;
Bents paying quantities of this ore,
which often goes 900 and 1,000 ozs. per
Is a galena lode well developed and pos
sessive of lead ore in large quantities at
the present' time. Tire work done con
sists of a 100-foot shaft,
vein. The showing is fine,
gomery is tapping tire Mattie lode with
a tunnel, which now extends 100 feet
and will soon reach the ore.
THE LUCKY BOY,
Ten miles from Ketehum, on Thompson
creek, a tributary to Warm Spring
creek, was discovered and located July
27th. It shows a well placed ledge of
iron and galena, containing very profit •
able quantities of the latter even within
20 feet of the surface, in the breast of
tunnel No. 1. Some of tho ore is black
sulphurets and very rich* while tho
greater portion is galena high in lead,
Mr. M. M. Harris, the owner, tells
that tho vein of solid galena ore has re
centiy become nearly a foot wide. The
ledge is several feet and the walls are
L. Coshow's interest in the Silver
Crown mine, on the East Fork of
Wood River has been bonded to
Himes, of Ketehum, who, with
Herman Hiliebrande, part owner,
are commencing to develop the same.
Thie mine is the third extension of the
North Star mine, sold by J. O. Swift to
the Philadelphia Company for $50,000,
and in a few weeks we expect to hear of
a great change in the Silver Crown as
Himes and Hiliebrande have put a force
to work and continue the old works,
which were stopped this spring on
count, of water, which now has been
Dr. Loclfe and son Jimmy have taken
I out a large lot of shipping ore from
j their claim near the Nevada mine, on
l>ig Smoky, and were in Ketehum yes
teeday to arrange for shipment of the
same to the Philadelphia smelters,
will require pack animal transportation,
aud probably amount to fifty or Seventy
The mines of Galena are beginning to
i ship ore to the Philadelphia smelters in
I good quantities.
j A new strike, four miles from Keteh
j um, was made this week about 2,000 feet
j westerly from the North Btur mine,
the past Fork of Wood River, bv Pat.
I Burns, Harry Frost and Sailor Jack, and
i known tts the Clipper No. 2. The ledge
j is strong, running iu lime and slate.
I The ore is galena and iron two feet wide
j in the first opening, 18 inches in the
I second opening, which is 2Ü0 feet from
! the first.
The galena is a bright steel,
j the iron is gradually giving place to ga
i lenn. Messrs. Burns, Frost and Jack are
determined to make a inine'of their dis
j eovery, nud have now more
; dump after two days work than is ou
tlu , Aluoricuu Eagle , that
ore on the
was sohl iu
connection with the North Star.
i quite numerous on the River at the
; present time, and are almost daily get
i ting away with saddles, blankets, camp
i lug outfits, etc. Anything they onn lay
j hold to. On Wednesday night La Point
j Bros, lost four good horses, and on the
I 8)11)10 ni « ht Mr - Gibbon's camp was
I robbed of everything.
Beware of city thieves.
A 'ladies' shoemaker adverrises him
self as one of the luminaries of the Sols
J'. IB. BEIFP,
f TV" -A. r l? C IllVt A. IV E 1? andL
jr E w E T, E Ï1 „
AND a:.x- kinds of
Pi *ik Jü S viOii'iiS*
—and Dealer in—
EGLD And SILVER WATCHES.
WATCHES AND ALL KINDS OF
r. ' f > k
it'Av.Û'. 5 Main Street, :
: Ketehum, Idaho.
Ojihir Biamoiiil jewelry, which we manufacture exclusively and make a F.p.;clnltv of
Those goods*, we wet up in Henry (.'old Mount infix ■•»//. The Diamonds arc equa' A* 'bril
liancy and Lustre to tiie real gem, and the Mounting* tor equality, durability, and beauty
design, excel any goods oi a similar class that are in the market.
Kr, L Cil U 31,
Transact a general banking business
in all its branches,
jjuy and sail Exghango on the leading
cities of the United States.*
Sell Excliange on the principal cities
of Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland,
France, Belgium, Holland, Norway,
Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Russia, Ger
many and Austria.
Collections made with prompt ireturns
at lowest rates.
Certificates of deposits issued payable
COIiKFYP ONDKNTS ;
.First National Bonk,
Weil«, y»r«o a- Co..
Wells, Fîrgo <& Co.
feed. T. PHELPS,
Have recently enlarged their
store, and now liavb one of the larg
Best Selected Stock of:
Goods on Wood Hiver.
We have lately added to
stock a choice line of
WALL PAPER, CARPETS and OIL CLOTHS.
any first-class house,
pleased at ail times to show
We gusrantee prices as low as
and shall be
and give prices.
F HELPS & GRAHAM.
One or more Surgeons from tile Salt Lake
Surgical Institute, wilt
visit the following
; places on dates named, fully prepared to treat
; allDEFOESHTiES of the Body and Limbs, also.
all Chronic and Private Disease^, including the
Eye, Ear, Throat and Nasal Catarrh,
> _ „ , i
! BeneVW °' ^ and Int 'T atlonal Hotel.
! HaUey ' 3 ° th ' and 3lBt ' 1U ' rihants Hotel '
Ketehum, Aug. 1st, and 2nd. Baxter Hotel.
Consultation at hotels free.
Watches, Clocks and all kinds of Jew
elry repaired on short notice and at low
rates by Reiff, at More's drug store.
Gold or Silver.
Call on J. B. Reiff if you wont a Gold
or Silver Watch. He is selling them at
very low prices.
For Sale or Rent.
A fine two-story house iu center of
f ' ^- v opposite church, six finished rçoms,
K°°d celler and wood-shed,
i r< . with 55 foot lot
pl y a t the Keystone.
for bonding house. Board will pay for
Inquire of W. A. Rooks.
For Sale, Reut etc.,
A well finished store bujld
on Main street, ap
Fob Sale ob Rent. A large frame build
ing suitable for an extensive merchan
cliso or other business.
Apply at tho KnysTONE.
Of Svery variety and choice pattern.
Motions and Drygoods
at V, holesale and Retail for the low
est going prices by
J. L CEDERHOLM & GO.
. Agents for Lavell Bros'
Lumber and Dealers in
Doors, Sash ancIBIinds
i T) .
, -" a " a " ' a P er » 'Specialty.
' Ketehum, Idaho.
Having fitted up the above named Res
taurant, I am prepared to feed the
hungry and weary on reasonable
terms with the best the mar
Open Bay and Night.
Thankful for the past patronage I hope
to merit a continuance of the
ferMeala at all hours.
1 2Cain Street,
fels h] iiis ßsy cr Weak.
Open Day and Night.
Everything the best the market affords.
Don't forget the place,
KEYSTONE CHOP HOUSE.
C. Met ICL.ilt, V atebmaker and Jeweler,
would respectfully announce to the citizens of
Ketehum and vicinity, tiiat he has located in
this place for tho purpose of
watch repairing and jewelry business in all it
branches. All kinds of clocks, watches and
carrying on the
jewelry carefully repaired. All work guaran
teed to give satisfaction
or money refunded.
My prices will be at bottom rates, as low s.<
the lowest. Hoping to receive a «hare of
patronage, I remain
In any quantity always on hand and at
the Keystone office.
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