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Silver get £ REMOVED FROM DELAMAK Jt à SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, JANUARY 4, 1901. NUMBER 36 < VOLUME 10. - IS THE... EQUIPPED HOSTELRY Best an LV OWYHEE COUNTY IT IS HEATED BY STEAM LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY And has the Best Hall For Entertainments.... AND CHARLES VAN DORN, Manager. SLATTERY &. M'GOVERN, Livery, Feed and Sale Stables SILVER CITY. IDAHO. a p *• OVVYilEE COUNTY DIRECTORY* CM) NT Y COM MISSION AR«: First District—Tim Shea, dejond District—lieury Scott. Third District—John Me Van. Clerk of District Court—K. L. Ballard, Saeriff — Oscar liruuxell. Assessor—Chris Olsen. Tre«surer—John C. Connors. Probate Judge—Geo. H. Handy, ëupt. of Kduca ion— F. S. Heer. DELAMAR PRECINCT. # John D. Harris. I John Lamb. j ustiee of Peace Constable—James W. Pascoe. LEUISI.ATUKE. Senator— J, G. Watts. G. L. Bixby. C Il.Arbuckle. Representatives [ C. 0. & I. STAGE COMPANY. N VMPA, SILVKY Cl I'Y, DRLAHAK, Leaven Murphy ... Arrives DdLwnar... • Silver fifty... Leaves l)eLa f *»ar. .... 9:0ü a. m 8:00 p. m .... 8:00 p. m 6:3 a. in " .Silver City Arrives Murphy. .12:00 m Joseph French, AgenL BaLamar and Silver City Stage. DELAMAR AND SILVER CITY. 9:80 a. m. Leaves DeLamar.. Arrives Silver City. Leave-* Silver City. Arrives DeLamar... CHAR.LKS FORNEY, Proprietor. ....10:39 a. in. 2:30 p. m. 3:30 p. in SOCIETY CARDS. C YRUS CHAPTER NO. 2, R. A. M.—Meets every S iturday after full moon Sojourn ing companions o*.ri1inllv invited to attend. It. 8. Hawes, M. K. H. P. 8. Harris. Secretary. S II.VER CITY LODGE NO. 13 , A.F. * A. V. Meets Saturday evening on or before full sojourning brethren are cordially In moon, vlted to attend. Juliub Isay, W. M. R. H. Leonard, Jr. Secretary. K nights op pythias, delamar lodge, No. 29. Meetings Friday evenings at 7:80 p. m. in Castle Hall. Ben Heazle. K. sf R. and 8. ) Wm. Mitchell. C. C. D e Lamar Lodge, No. 47,1. O. O. F. Meets every Thursday evening. Visiting broth • rs always welcome. ,1 as. H. RODDA. Secretary. H. W. WARREN, N. G. Ü I,L\ RBBEKAH LODGE, NO 31, meet* the seoend and ionrth Wednesday In each month at Odd Pel low'd Hall. Visiting members In good standing cor dially Invited. ? Efvik May, N. G. 4 Minnie O'Neill Secretary. WESTERN D elamar miners- union. Federation oi Miners. Wm MitoheiL. Fin. Bee. Meet every Monday night. Jos. G. Wilson, Pres. PARTLY AN APOLOGY. If our readers could only realize the tribulations we have undergone in re moving and locating hurriedly in a Dew office, we are confident they would overlook all the shortcomings of this, the first issue of our always modest lit tle paper. We propose for a salutatory for Nugget in its new camp, to merely say that no very important changes will be made in its character except that when new material and equipments which we ordered arrive we will make the paper somewhat neater aud more up-to-date than it has here tofore been, All the time we will strive to make friends for Nugget by treat ing the public and the patrons with consideration. The publisher has not a single axe of his own to grind—no euem esof whom he is aware to appease, aud no person to praise that favors may be expected in return. We trust that we have the good will of almost he entire community, and we intend to try to merit its continuation. We wish to say to and for the people of the camp from which we removed, that nothing except business considerations which they understand prompted the change. Wo doubt if our new location will ever bring us as many pleasant personal experiences or make for us as many warm personal friends, aud for that reason we are keeping an office with our desk and rooms still there and will spend as great a portiou of the time in oui old quarters as circum stances will permit. LEFT OUT, A very clever bundle of notes from Dewey, intended for last week's issue of N.gget came too late for that num ber because on account of removal, the paper was printed a few hours earlier than usual. The principal item re lated to the general distribution of turkeys by Manager Hutchinson, to every family iuthe camp, accompanied by a dissertation upon the woes of the few single men residing there who man ipulate their own frying pans and bean pots, and who did not get in on the divvy of birds. The news in this item would be stale new and the musing of the singie man were tb oughts which occur to every loru bachelor, but were to originally aud happily expressed that we are prepared to offer the writer an enormous salary to continue his contributions to Nugget. Another item stated that telephone connection had then beeu made over the electric line between Dewey aud the Swan Falls power plant. The Dewey phone is in the power plant. If our purse be heavy euough to re tain the services of this original and witty correspondent, Dewey items will become a feature of Nugget, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sharp of Jordan valley are visitors iu Silver City to-day. - OF GENERAL INTEREST. Our exchanges will please note our new address, and oblige. Slattery and McGovern are now fully established in the livery busiuess here, with ample supplies of horses and vehicles, ready at your order. David Somerville's family removed from De Lamar to Silver City this week, Mr. Somerville having astab lished his shop here a few weeks since. Mr. Sid Knight of Sheaville, and daughter Rachel, spent Now Year day in town. Miss Knight and her sister are home for the vacation from St. Teresa's young ladies' school in Boise. Mr. Robert Noble came in New Year eve aud spent the first day of the een tury in town. Incidentally the tax col lector's vault was considerably enriched while he was here. He has been on the Bruneau for the past fortnight. Assistant Manager Orford and Su perintendent Davey, of the DeLamar mines saw the old year out at the resi dence of Hou. J. H. Hutchinson, at the Blaine. A number of the leading min ing men had a little blow out at that hospitable home. The Nugget regrets to report that Mr. John Grete has been quite ill and confined to his room for the past fort night. He is, howexer, now mending slowly. His son Fred has also been "under the weather" for some days— just ill enough to keep him away from his busiuess. Mrs. Miles and daughter Annie re turn from De Lamar to Boise to Mrs. J. B. Heazle will morrow, accompany hor motner to remain Her Jack, wifi stop in Silver City duriug the winter iu the enploy of the Owyhee Meat Market. for the winter. husband, It is snowing beautifully this, Friday, afternoon with prospeots of a crop to pile up moisture for the ranchers for next summer. Up until after New Year the amount of snowfall here had been almost unprecedently small and the ranchers had gloomy forebodings for next season. The Cumberland mill closed down with the beginning of the new year be cause of an insufficiency of water sup ply. Located high up on the moun tain and depending upon pumping wa ter from a nearby gulch, the pumps are easily frozen, and suspension of work in the mill is liable to continue for an indefinite period. The first ball ever given in Silver City by the Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias was the social feature of New Year night. It was a happy affair with a very large attendance of Silver City and DeLamar people. This popular order has reason to feel highly gratified with the pleasing success of this, their first public social entertainment. It is pleasing to observe that the note sounded by Nugget some time since, hinting that Idaho .would distin guish herself by selectiug our distin guished citizen, Col. Dewey, for sena torial honors, has grown into a contin uous refrain, many papers both in and out of the state taking it up. Even our esteemed contemporary which made fuu of Nugget at the time, finally join ing in the chorus. Bro. York recently passed through Nampa. Corks hit the ceiling just as the joy bells rang out the old year at Hotel Idaho. The corks popped to welcome the installation of Mr. W. D. Evaus as one of the miue hosts of that popular hostelry and they were accompanied by mauy expressions of good will and good wishes for both the proprietors. The Idaho is certain to lose none of its pop ularity because of Mr. Evans beiug preseut to welcome the comiug aud speed the parting guests. Last Sunday's Salt Lake Tribune was a sure euough hummer. It was the biggest paper ever published be tween St. Louis and San Francisco and taking the character of matter filling Its 76 seven-column pages into consid eration it was about as good as auy pa per ever published between the two oceans. It is not difficult for any great metropolitan paper to get up stuff to till as mauy pages as the Tribune con tained—they can do that with society gossip, "flash literature," and reading of to of for idle hours; but to fill that many col umns with a carefully prepared review of all the leading industries of four or five intermountain states is a different proposition. That is precisely what the Salt Lake Tribune did, ana did it well. To collect all of this matter pre pared by writers familiar with the sec tions each treated upon, involved much labor and care. The gentleman em ployed to do this work for Idaho was Mr. W. C. B. Allen, who has done the work so well that Idaho's portion of the review is a book of information about the state. Human endeavor in no period of the world's history has accomplished so much of a tangible and useful charac ter and quality as has been achieved by man in the century which has just passed into history. The calendar of the Christian era was adjusted to a new figure with the stroke of 12 p. m, on Monday night, and thousands of people all over Christendom prayerful! ly welcomed a new cycle in the march of centuries -»ith the thought that the would hadmade greater progress in the cycle closing than in all the preceding centuries and the hope that the cycle beginning would surpass the grandeur of the past. Count how great a portion of the land on this globe was in the darkness of barbarism when the last century began; consider what science aud human eudeavor has done to im prove the condition during the cycle, and one thinking of the progress now being made can only wonder what the end of this century will show. In the nineteen cycles past in the preseut era, the event which took place in Bethle hem to mark the beginning of the era, must by all thoughtful people be the dominating influence which has caused the speed in the world's progress. May it go on w ith accelerated swiftness. Mrs. John Grete and granddaughter Mary Hicks, arrived home to-night (Friday, this paper is late) from a pro traded visit in Butte.with Mrs. Anthony Brook's family. Hon. J. C. Hadley of the Trade Dollar mine is spending the week in Boise, and it is presumed he will remaia there until he learns how the game warden ship is disposed of. DELAMAR NOTES. Hon. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hutchinson and Mr. and Mrs. John F. Nugent will go over to Boise to morrow to attend the inaugural ball and the ceremonies incident to the installation of the new State administration. 'The ball will be about the swellest affair ever witnessed iu Boise. The Miner's Union New Year ball at Hotel DeLamar was a fine social affair, with a just comfortably crowded ball room, aud went along so smoothly that it was superbly enjoyable. Wilson's orchestra furnished flue music and the supper was one of the finest yet pro duced by the hotel and made the final act of Mr, Pyles' management the cap sheaf of his career in the hotel. From a letter received from J. B. Harrell, recently boss of the DeLamar mill, we learn that that gentleman is now in charge of a mill at Crestone, Colo. Quoting from his letter—"We have here a fine 100-stamp mill of Fraser & Chalmer's design, which is the most perfectly equipped plant I have ever had under my charge. The camp is beautifully situated at the foot of the Sangre de Christo mountains, looking out over the broad San Louis Valley. We have immense bodies of ore, both high aud low grade, and I think the camp has a great future. Town lots are selliDg for about 8200 each. The D. & R. Q. is laying track on a branch which will come right to the mill—but, say; tell the people who are thiukiug of leaving DeLamar that they will never find the equal of that old camp by coming to Colorado." Manager Pyles retired from Hotel DeLamar after providing the supper for the New Year ball, and Charley Fritz is now doing the polite for the guests under the direction of Mr. Or ford, who has added the responsibility of the management of the hotel to his other duties as assistant manager and accountant of the big mining company Fritz, who has been in the employ of the mining company for the past two years, is popular with the people of DeLamar and will do the honors of chief hotel clerk to the queen's taste. RoVal Baking Powder Makes the bread more healthful. Safeguards the food against alum* Alum baking powders are the greatest menacera to health of the present day. ROYAL BAKING POWOER )■■ HEW YORK. ABOUT VAULTS FOR THE RECORDER'S OFFICE. "It is to bad that this county has not a good Are proof vault," is a remark one often hears from mine managers and large property owners coming in to pay their taxes these busy days, with the collector. They allude to a much regretted fact that the public records of this county are far from being safely hr used to say nothing of the cramped quarters and inconveniences of the re corder's office, and the question of larger, better and more secure quarters for the valuable documents and rec ords left iu the keeping of the recorder comes up bi-ennially with the incom ing of each new board of county com missioners, to be laid over until the terms of these officers nearly expire and they leave it over for the next board to deal with. These gentlemen invariably prefer to escape the respon sibility of iucuring the expense to the couuty which a new building would in volve aua are in part excusable on that score. But, the increasing value of the records aud the increase of business in that office is becoming such that the question must be confronted soon, and as it has to come, why keep putting it off. We presume that one reason is that the different boards of commis sioners have disliked to grapple with this question because the court-room is considered sufficient for the preseut need of the county, aud to recon struct the recorder's office and the jail adjoining without entirely rebuilding them, requires divisiug plans which none of them have been able to work out. I I to of of of Ou this score a gentleman has sug gested a plan which appears practic able aud which would provide a good portion of the money required. His plau is to sell the valuable corner lot ou which the probate judge and asses sor's offices are located, and with the money, to build a new jail in the rear of the old one; take out the partition between the recorder aud sheriff's of fices; put the probate judge's, sheriff's and assessor's in the rear of the re corder's office, making them front to the south side of the building, and put the vault in the rear of these offices. A little study might work out these suggestions and house all of the county officers more pleasantly and conven iently than at present, and a goodly portiou of the oost be realized out of the sale of tbe lots on which the small aud not valuable building occupied by the probate judge, assessor and super intended of education now stands. This subject will doubtless be brought up before the incoming board of commissioner and we believe they will give it due consideration. DIED. At Silver City, Idaho, January 3, 1901, Mrs. Mary Lee, aged 36 years. De ceased came to Silver City from Wis cousin with her mother, then Mrs. Brady, wheu a child, was married here aud made her home on Wood river for a uumber of years, returning here with three children three orfour years since. Her oldest son, 16 years of age and the principal support of the family, lost his life last winter by the explosion of a cylinder in the soda works here, since which unfortunate occurrence his mo ther has been an almost helpless invalid, making her home with her sister, Mrs. L. A. York, until death relieved her of her troubles yesterday. Sne left two children, a boy and a girl.