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The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News
Volume 1. Roosevelt, Idaho, November 5, 1904 Number 2

courtesy Sandy McRae and Jim Collord


Peter McKinney, the enterprising butcher, returned to camp on the second with 100 head of fine beef cattle for winter market.

Virgil Richardson, proprietor of the Monumental Store, has a lot of footwear, groceries, staples etc., enroute [sic] for camp. The goods were shipped two weeks ago and are due any day.

Thomas J. Lynch and T. G. Thomas returned to town last Saturday, after enjoying a ten days hunt in the hills 75 miles north of Roosevelt. They succeeded in killing two deer apiece.

S. J. Choat, superintendent of the Gold Bullion Company, owned by the Spears-American Exchange, was in town on the 29th and left his subscription for the NEWS. Mr. Choat says the Gold Bullion is looking fine and work progressing in first-class style.

During an altercation in the Big Amusement Hall last Saturday night, in which the principals were Kid Mitchell, Al. Woods and Al. Green, Mr. Green was struck by Kid Mitchell, the pugilist, and sustained a serious cut over the left eye, and nine stitches had to be taken to close up the wound. The cause of the disagreement was not learned.

Wm. Kreps, superintendent of the Belle company's freight outfit says regarding the delivery of freight yet to come: "I have just laid down at the Sunnyside mill the first big boiler and am on my return for the other one which will be laid down at its destination in eleven days more. The ballance [sic] we expect as soon as men and horses can bring it in. (page torn) it is all delivered. This will not require more than fifty loads more and thirty-five days time. Mr. Purdham is on his way in and has given orders to rush everything, part and parcel, of the company's machinery through as fast as possible.

E. S. Mahoney, one of the prosperous Middle Fork ranchers, arrived in town on the 27th of October with a packtrain loaded with vegetables for Goodrich, Schofield & Dutton. Mr. Mahoney has several hundred feet of twelve inch pipe here to take to his ranch with which he intends to increase his supply of water to irrigate his ranch with another season.

Some of the boys the other "wee night" constituted themselves the Amusement Hall quartette [sic] and made the night hideous and the welkin ring with their so-called music. But the best of all was the music recorded by a girl whose name begins with G. and her two friends. The overture of their song for a period of twelve hours was: "Why did they dig ma's grave so deep?"

L. A. and Nash Wayland returned from Grangevile, the county seat last week, where they heve been for the past three weeks on business and attending district court, in which Mr. Wayland had a suit against the Comstock Gold Mining Co., the Golden Rock and others. In all suits tried Mr. Wayland received decisions in his favor. While there he visited the county commissioners court and they instructed him to bring election supplies for Warm Springs, Warrens, Big creek and Roosevelt.

The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News
Volume 1. Roosevelt, Idaho, November 12, 1904 Number ?

Our old friend Clyde Wilkason is working at the H. Y.

W. E. Dexter, of Chicago, has gone home for the winter.

There are a good many parties out hunting just now and venison is not hard to find.

M. S. Hicks, formerly of Challis and sheriff of Custer county, is employed at the Dewey mine.

Lawrence Phelan, Earnest Crampton, John Altham and Chas. Haney, all of Challis, were in town on election day.

R. D. Almond has completed this year's work on some promising Ramie Ridge properties and is working at the Sunnyside for the winter.

S. A. Kimmel, of Elk Lick, Pa., and owner of the Little Nell group on Monumental, has gone home on a visit after six years spent in Idaho.

Bud Davis and M. B. Merritt returned the 6th inst. from ten day's hunting. They each secured two large bucks and saw many mountain sheep, of which latter they could not get in good shooting distance.

We are informed on good authority that the dance given by the Ladies Club, on election evening, was a complete success; that there was an excellent supper, superb orchestra, and that all participating had an enjoyable time.

Queeney, Curtis & McGiveny have fifty head of beef they will butcher in about fifteen days, most, of which have already been taken under contract. They have a few more head, however, that they can supply. They will be in the market early next spring with a fine herd of three and four year old steers.

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