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The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News
Volume 1. Roosevelt, Idaho, February 4, 1905 Number 8

courtesy Sandy McRae and Jim Collord

Mining & Local News

P. K. McCann and J. M. Bledsoe left last Monday for Ketchakan, Alaska.

We have several changes of ads. this week. Look them over and you will profit by doing so.

It is hoped that Roosevelt will have a telephone connection with the outside world within the next ninety days, at least, as we are surely in need of it.

Lee Lisenby, one of our prominent business men, is in Boise at the present time, and while there he will purchase a first-class stock of goods for his summer trade.

The proprietor of the Amusement Hall has put in a first-class bathing outfit in the upper story of the hall and connected it by pipes and hose to the pump and stove on the ground floor. This is a drawing card for the establishment and an accommodation to those wishing a bath.

S. P. Burr, U. S. deputy mineral surveyor, of Roosevelt, who has been working on a map of Thunder Mountain for sometime will have it completed the first of the week. This is a fine specimen of the draftsman art. This is the only correct map we have seen of the district and should sell readily.

When the twenty teams (nothing less than four-horse teams) reaches here next week it will be a red letter day for Roosevelt and will go down as a historical point and show the people, far and near, that freight can come to Thunder Mountain any time of the year. They are loaded with all kinds of freight.

The bill introduced in the state senate to close up all places of amusement on Sundays menaces the individual rights of citizens, and should never be given a place among the statutes of Idaho. It is not likely that it will become law. Sunday is the only day which most of the toilers have for rest, recreation and amusement. - Wardner News.

Floyd H. Barnett, owner of the Thunder Mountain Assay Office, has a group of seven claims on Divide creek, one and one half miles above town, that has all the marks of a good mine. He has a force of men working on the property and is satisfied that he has something good. Mr. Barnett is a stayer and if there is anything there he will find it.

Some of the merchants of Roosevelt are having quite a lot of goods tobogganed down from The Robb Mercantile Co.'s establishment at the Sunnyside. Mr. Thompson says their stock is going fast. This gentleman knows the value of printers ink. Next week we will try and show our readers where this firm is doing business. See their ad. on last page.

With this issue we start with fifty new paid up subscribers from the outside world to say nothing of our new subscriptions at home. This added to our former list will make us a subhcription list that we are proud of. Our outside subscribers knowing themselves indebted to us will please remit at the earlist convenience by money order, by so doing you are sure of receiving the paper.

T. J. Little has accepted a position with the 20th Century, Co. and commenced work Monday.

L. A. Wayland Son's ad. appears in this issue for the first time. Their stock of goods is new and complete. For further particulars see ad.

Jim Hash and Jack McGiveny, from the Middle Fork of Salmon river, are in town this week. They report about two or three inches of snow in the valley.

Hinkey is a disappointed manufacturer. He has some fine snow-shoes on hand, but it is impossible to sell them because the weather persists in remaining fine regardless of his desire to sell snow-shoes.

Hammell, Skinner & Swayne are doing the annual assessment work on their claims at the head of Cottonwood creek. There are five claims in the group and they are so located that the work can all he done on one claim. By so doing, this gives them a chance of showing up their property and possibly striking something good.

A visit to Smith's Hotel will convince a person, who is familiar with this kind of a life, that he is keeping a first-class place. We were shown through this establishment and found it neat and tidy. They have a large dining-room which is well furnished and their sleeping department nice and warm. One feature of the hotel is their large sitting room which is well supplied with literature where a person can spend a few leisure moments in comfort. Mr. and Mrs. Smith know how to treat a guest and persons visiting Roosevelt would do well to give them a call.

The Baltimore American contains the following story of the marriage in that city last week of Postmaster Randell of Roosevelt:
“After journeying over 2000 miles, Judge Joseph B. Randell, United States commissioner and postmaster of Roosevelt, Idaho, was quietly married to Miss Carrie Frampton, of the eastern shore, at the home of Rev. J. R. Schultz, 18 North Stricker street. For the past two years Miss Frampton has resided at 1316 West Mulberry street. Immediately after the ceremony Judge and Mrs Randell left for New York where they will spend their honeymoon before returning West. . ."

Bill Thorn was recently shot through the heart and killed near Baker City.

Hank McGiveny, the push on the bridge being put in on the Middle Fork of Salmon river, at the mouth of Loon creek, has gone down to superintend the building. Mr. McGiveny is an experienced bridge builder and when he gets through with it there will be a bridge across the river that will stand - the two first ones having gone out. This is good news for the camp as we get some of our vegetables from that neighborhood. Mr. McGiveny is one of Belleco's prosperous business men.

James McAndrews is anxiously looking for his freight which is expected in next week.

Since the new mail contractor has succeeded in getting his men straightened out the mail service is giving good satisfaction.

A Great Fire Barely Averted.

One night this week when John Hamil, "Shorty," as he is familiarly called, was in bed in one of the rooms on the ground floor of Queeney's dormitory, on Coney avenue, was awakened by finding that his bed was a little warmer than he cared to have it. He found that the fire fiend had eaten a hole about two feet in diameter clear through his bed clothing. By great presence of mind and prompt action, he succeeded in getting the fire under control and putting it out without calling out the hose carts and engine.

Bridge Building.

The following named boys, citizens of Roosevelt, went down to the mouth of Monumental to build a bridge across Big Creek. The one put in three years ago went out last spring in time of high water:

D. S. Mclnerny, Nash Wayland, S. P. Burr, Jack Conley, J. W. LeRoy, Thos. Lynch, Jack Cassell, T. R. Meredith, O. Goodrich, J. S. Welch and C. W. Stallings.

They think that they can put in one in about a week that will stand the pressure of high water. This bridge will open up travel on the Big Creek, Crooked Creek and Ramie Ridge trails at least two months earlier than last year, owing to the fact that it is almost impossible to get over Snowslide Mountain with horses before the middle of July. The boys are sure of having plenty to eat as they employed Van Welch to furnish meat for the gang. Van is said to be a great hunter and there is plenty of game and fish in the neighborhood.

An Unwelcome Guest.

Yellow Stone Brown, a prospector and trapper, who is camped on snowslide, had a mountain lion enter his camp the other day and eat up all the meat he had on hand. But Yellow Stone is going to get even. Ho has located some placer ground that will enable him to buy better meat and wear better clothes than he can afford at present.

The Sour Dough Can

The people of Roosevelt were aroused to the lynching point a few days ago over the death of several valuable dogs, thinking that the dog-poisoner had come to town and them were threats long, deep and fierce in case the guilty party could be found. Some of the boys thought that the best thing to do would be to make him stand on nothing and pull a rope by the neck, but before they done anything rash they discovered that their wrath had been misdirected when the news came in that a couple of the boys at the 20th Century wine, two miles above town, had gone out and washed their feet in Monumental creek.

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