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The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News
Volume 1. Roosevelt, Idaho, April 15, 1905

Complete issue at April 15, 1905


W. W. Matheny went down to the mouth of Rush Creek Tuesday looking for his horse.

T. J. Lynch went to Rush creek this week on a prospecting trip. He took three horses.

Clay Spicer is in from Warren. He reports not a large amount of work being done in that locality.

D. Diamond, proprietor of Diamond’s Road House at Reardon creek, was in town on a business trip this week.

O. T. Lingo goes to the Middle Fork this week for a load with his train. He will do local teaming and packing this summer, also supply logs and wood. See his ad.

Postmaster J. B. Randell left Monday for Boise on a business trip. He will be absent several weeks and expects to bring Mrs. Randell and his daughter back with him.

Thomas Neighbors has moved to the Buffalo Cabin on the Buffalo group. He is daily expecting the arrival of S. P. Burr who will survey the property in order that the ground may be patented.

The property on the canyon-side, opposite THE NEW’S office, which was sold to Eastern capitalists and mentioned last week as the Alliance No. 1, 2 and 3, should have read Dividend No. 1, 2 and 3.

A laundry is opened this week next door to THE NEW’S office. This is the only laundry in town and the work will be first-class. No chemicals are used and the clothes will be clear but not destroyed.

Travelers going to Big creek should heed the caution expressed by B. F. Goldman about snowslide Mountain. It is positively unsafe to pass over the trail around the mountain after the snow begins to thaw.

A. D. Almond and Robt. Skinner are building a dwelling house 16×24 feet in the clear, for Sam Bell. The house is situated on the rear of the lot on the west side of Main street thus leaving the front for business purposes.

New Business Building.

L. A. Wayland & Son commenced their building opposite Amusement Hall Tuesday morning.

They have there two lots making a frontage of 50 feet. The whole front will be occupied by the building, making the largest frontage of any building in town. The structure will be two stories high and well lighted.

In the rear of the store and across the Monumental, Wayland & Son are building a cellar in the solid rock of the canyon-side. This will have tripple [sic] doors making a cellar that will never freeze and one that will always be cool in summer. The bank of the creek has been thoroughly cribbed and the stream will be bridged high so that the whole lot may be used from the street clear back to the canyon wall.

The building when completed will contain the general merchandise store of L. A. Wayland & Son, the Recorder’s office, and other office rooms for rental.

Julius Lachs is building the desks for the school house.

McAndrews & Reuter received a lot of new clothing by the last stage.

E. L. Reid, who has had a serious attack of pleurisy has recovered and is again about town.

R. W. Purdum, general manager of the Sunnyside mine has been nominated on the citizen’s ticket for mayor of Nampa.

Felix Lanter came to town Thursday. He has been cooking for Sam Poll this winter and this is the first time he has been in town since Oct. 13 — exactly six months.

W. H. Courtney arrived Thursday from Wallace where he has been spending the winter. He intends opening a restaurant as soon as he can get his building on Main street in readiness.

Bert Ailport, the sub-contractor for this end of the mail route has made arrangements with McAndrews & Reuter to act as local passenger and express agents for all traffic over the line.

Suppose that everyone was called upon for proof of every statement that was made reflecting upon the character of other people, it would put the gossips out of business. – Northern Idaho Mail.

R. E. Went came in Thursday from Rifle, Colo. He brought in a team from Boise valley and sold them to Bert Ailport, the stage proprietor. Mr. Went will remain it Roosevelt for some time.

B. B. Scott has just returned from Haily [sic] where he has been on a business trip. He reports the road from Knox to Southwest Fork as being very bad. On the summit the snow is deep and not of sufficient strength to bear a, horse during the warmer part of the day.

Ed Lewis went to work at the Standard last week.

Roosevelt Has Another Baby.

The second child to be born in Thunder Mountain came to Dr. and Mrs. Kilgour April 10. Both mother and daughter are doing well. The child has been named Ruth Frances

Complete issue at April 15, 1905

The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News
Volume 1. Roosevelt, Idaho, April 22, 1905

Complete issue at April 22, 1905


J. A. Herron came up from the Middle Fork of the Salmon this week and he and O. W. Laing are on a prospecting trip.

School will commence Monday at the Fairview building. Mrs. Arnold, the teacher, is expected daily.

The snow is all gone in town and every one is busy getting ready for the coming summer which will be a strenuous one.

Frank Gorman is budding a dwelling house on the rear of his lot on Main Street. The house will be 15×17 feet in the clear.

Miners are continually arriving, looking for work. They will have no difficulty in getting employment as the demand for workmen will doubtless exceed the supply as it did last year.
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H. J Hanson has gone to the McGiveney ranch on Middle Fork of Salmon for cattle.

Chas. McLaughlin and D. S. McInerney are doing some fine work on L. A. Wayland & Son’s building.

Dr. C. T. Jones has bought out his partner, Hunter E. Crane and will in future conduct the business alone. Mr. Crane will remain in town.

Mr. Campbell, accountant at the Sunnyside mine, is making a short visit at Nampa. Several men at the mine are temporarily on the sick list.

S. I. Choat and Bert Ethier left Friday for Indian creek where they are to do some work on their property there. From that point Mr. Ethier will go on to Yellow Pine Basin.

Mr. McAndrews has been looking for his partner, Mr. Reuter for some weeks. He has lately learned the cause of the delay. There is a young lady at Knox — we don’t mention any names — but Mr. McAndrews thinks the Belles may ring.

The showing in the shaft at the H. Y. is looking better this week, the ground is more oxidized and Supt. Whitlock has good hopes that the blanket ore will be struck at that point. The rock is also improving in appearance in the Polo Duro tunnel.

Charlie Myers arrived from the Middle Fork Tuesday with his three horses and immediately turned them on the range below town. He says it is summer on the Middle Fork; the grass is green and flowers are in bloom. Stock there is looking fine.

Bert Ailport arrived Wednesday with the mail. Coming down Southwest Fork of Monumental creek, he was endeavoring to remove a large log from the road when he was caught by one end and quite severely hurt. He left with the outward bound mail Saturday morning.

Clark Rowland, a veteran mountaineer and miner, died at Meadows April 9th, says the Statesman. Mr. Rowland, mentioned in Bert Ethier’s article this week as a property owner in Yellow Pine Basin, was well known here in Roosevelt. He was here in the early days of the camp and located property here.

Frank Hutchison received an assay certificate Wednesday night from J. McVicker’s assay office showing trace of silver and $8.44 in gold per ton. This is from his property on south side of Divide creek near its mouth. He is cross cutting the ledge and is in about fifteen feet and has not yet got the hanging wall.

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