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The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News
Volume 1. Roosevelt, Idaho, March 18, 1905 Number

Charles E. Curtis has opened a saloon at Belleco.

Wm. Queeney has gone to Middle Fork of the Salmon.

Mrs. Sam Hancock is spending a few days with Mrs. Pannkake at the Y. H.

Bert Merridth and Claude Taylor went to work at the Dewey Wednesday.

E. M. Thornton returned Thursday ... (page torn).

Mrs. Morris went to Belleco this morning where she will take charge of the Sunnyside boarding house.

A. A. Lyden, R. B. MacGregor and Ed. Lewis arrived from the Ramey Ridge country the 27th ult.

Mrs. Charles E. Curtis and family, Mis. C. M. Taylor and Mrs. Hasbrook took the stage this morning for Boise.

H. C. Ailport, the sub-contractor for this end of the mail route, arrived Thursday afternoon with a sleigh load of mail. Mr. Ailport made great efforts to get the mail in.

E. L. Reid is quite sick. Stage-driver Ailport went to the Southwest Fork of Monumental Friday morning and brought him to town. We hope he will soon be about again.

McCrum & Deary, of Boise, always carry a first class stock of drugs and medicines. They make a specialty of mail order business, and solicit Thunder Mountain trade. See their advertisement.

A petition was circulated last week praying the county commissioners to declare the Thunder Mountain Road a county road and appoint a road supervisor. R. D. Almond was named as supervisor, and the petition was universally signed.

Ed. Collins, while working in the Blue Point tunnel at the 20th Century, narrowly escaped death last Saturday. While timbering the tunnel a huge boulder weighing nearly a ton fell from the roof grazing his head and shoulder. He is not seriously injured though disabled for a few days.

The Summit House was the scene of much activity Wednesday evening when 21 men with the Sunnyside machinery spent the night there. Fully 50 horses were tied about the grounds.

Fred Roesch is putting up a dwelling house 16x24 feet in the clear on his lot south of the pioneer meet [sic] market. He will set it back from the street so that the front of the lot may be used as a business location.

S. L. Gillam has a very fine mountain sheep's head, a present from Ed. Myers, which he will have mounted and hang as an ornament in his saloon. He has quite extensive decorations in mind which we shall report later.

Says the Mining Recorder: "An important mining deal was recently made in Kansas City whereby George Brant transferred his interest in the Brant Mining & Milling Company for an interest in the Golden Islet, situated in Jones gulch. New officers were elected for the Golden Islet Mining & Milling Company, as follows: J. G. McKnight, president; S. E. Bowerman, vice-president; J. F. Mensing, secretary and treasurer." Geo. Brant is well known in this section as the local manager of the Brant Mining & Milling Company.

I have been requested to state my prices for professional services; they are as follows: A common extraction, without anaesthetics [sic], $1.00; absolutely painless extraction, $2.50; seemless [sic] gold crown, 22k.-30 gague [sic], $10 to $15; for bridge work, $10 to $12.50; plates from, $25 to $100; silver fillings $1.50 to $2.00; platinum fillings, $2.50 to $3.00; gold fillings, $3.50 up. A word in regard to the painless extraction: I am inventor of an anaesthetic [sic] which has taken me years to complete, and the experiments incidental thereto have cost much time, trouble and money. Ask those who have used my anaesthetic [sic] if I missrepresent [sic] its effect. In no dental parlors outside, can you get first-class work done cheaper than I do it and the after effects commonly known to painless extraction, are not known to my patients since my anaesthetic [sic] is local in its effect. I do all kinds of dental work known to the profession. I avoid giving needless pain in all dental operations. Ask your friends about this. I take personal interest in my patients and so assume to refer you to any of them. C. T. JONES, D. D. S.

Ward Robinson arrived this week from Boise. It is reported that he is to take charge of the Caswell ranch.

A. D. Clark left camp Tuesday morning for Boise. While Mr. Clark was here he visited Wilson Creek in company with W. R. L. Posten to look at some mining property in which he has an interest. Mr. Clark was so well pleased with the mine that he will buy a ten stamp mill and have it sent in just as soon as possible. Mr. Clark owns ten or twelve claims joining the 20th Century Mining & Power Co.'s property on the south and expects to install a mill on the property in the near future.

The Mail Service to Be Improved.

The sub contract taken by E. P. Stickney for carrying the mail from Thunder City to Roosevelt has been given up and Mr. Barnes, the government contractor, has again sub let the route to Messrs. Wootan & McLaughlin, a livery firm of Boise. The price paid for a service of 60 days, commencing about March 10th, is $3000. Wootan & McLaughlin have again sublet the route from Knox to Roosevelt to a Mr. Ailport, he to receive $1500 for the tri-weekly service of 24 trips.

Mr. Ailport himself will bring the mail from Reardon Creek to Roosevelt which is the worst part of the whole route from Boise to this point. He will have the mail here on time three times a week. The irregularity of the arrivals during the past winter, which has caused so much annoyance, is probably over and regular service may reasonably be expected.

Complete issue at March 18, 1905

The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News
Volume 1. Roosevelt, Idaho, March 25, 1905 Number

Phil Gruvici, D. S. Cotter, Frank Beck and E. Haug arrived in town Tuesday afternoon.

B. B. Scott, also Orin Goodrich went to Knox this week to get telegraphic communication with the outside.

“Mahoney and His Ditch” in this issue was contributed by a poetess from the Middle Fork of the Salmon river.

O. T. Lingo has gone down to Big Creek to look after his horses and mules. He expects to come back in a few days.

Charles W. Neff and George McBride have completed a thirty foot contract for Clark & Posten on the Porphyry Reef claim.

S. L. Choat has completed the hewing and framing of a fine set of logs for his story and a half residence to be built in town.

W. R. Polson, proprietor of the Summit House, is building an eight-room two-story hotel in order to be able to handle the summer traffic.

S. M. Mayo arrived Sunday from Boise where he has been spending a few days. Mr. Mayo is an employee at the Standard mine.

D. S. Cotter has just returned from Johnson Creek where he has been in telephonic communication with the outside. Dan has something “up his sleeve.”

James W. LeRoy began his building Thursday morning on the west side of Main street, four lots above the Jones building. He will open a restaurant as soon as the structure is completed.

Geo. M. Shrock has bought the half interest of Wm. Webb in the Producer group on Lightning Peak. This group consists of three claims, adjoins the Standard on the north and extends toward Cornis Creek. James LeRoy is the other owner.

The proprietor of the Amusement Hall is building a house for rent on his lot above his place of business and soon he is to commence an addition on the latter. This will be built on to the south side and will consist of an apartment for a family with restaurant in front.

Friday was St. Patrick’s day; it was observed to some extent in this camp. The very first to arrive in town were C. J. Cronin and J. M. Green well decorated with the colors of the patron saint. Mr. Green is a public spirited citizen. He knew that on account of his name it was his duty to sacrifice his time and add to the levity of the occasion he responded nobly.

We wish to correct a mistake occurring in the article on Rainbow Mountain – the issue of March 11th. It was stated that “The Empress group is owned and controlled by the 20th Century Company.” The 20th Century has no interest in this property. It is owned, controlled, and is now being worked by the Empress Mining & Milling Company.

Lee Tanner, John Snyder and Andy Paulson arrived in camp last evening from Clearwater. They spent the winter on Mr. Snyder’s ranch. Mr. Tanner has returned to take his place as blacksmith for the 20th Century Co. where he has been for the last three years. Snyder and Paulson will work in the mines for the company. They report a very hard and dangerous trip from Big Creek over the Snowslide summit to Roosevelt.

Complete issue at March 25, 1905

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