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Silver City •i' 9 BMOTtP FROM DULAMAR > NUMBER 42. SILVER. CITY, OWYHEE COVNTY, IDAHO, FEBRUARY 22,1901. VOLUME 10. the LOCAL AND PERSONAL The Nugget only 83.00 per year. Of course you 're going to take in the dance to-night. The fusion forces are going to appor tion the state to suit themselves. Rev. Father Guilland will hold ser vices in Silver next Sunday. Mass at 10:30 a. m. Antone Manigold, who makes an ex cellent night-watchman, says that the Fourth of July is not a legal holiday in the State of Nebraska. The Idaho Hotel will supply an un usally fine chicken dinner to its guests on Saturday. The Idaho makes a feature of its Sunday dinners. Canyon county loses a member in the Idaho house of representatives but secures a Federal judgeship. Such is politics and the life of politicians. The "powers" are making facos at each other over in China. Uncle Samuel is on the fence lookiug on, but if the old gentleman gets off, h—1 will pop. The Catholic ladies of Silver City will give agraud ball on the evening of March 18th, that being the time of the St. Patrick's Day celebration. Particu lars will be given later on. Mrs. Mary Morgan and Tootsie, of DeLamar, were welcome visitors on Nugget, Monday. They were accom panied by Mrs. John Slattery aud children, formerly of DeLamar, but residing here. This being a legal holiday, and as "our bank" is in California, those in need of mazuma can, by 'phoneiug Jake Horn at Caldwell, who recently dis posed of his Record, get auy amount on negotiable paper or U. S. bonds. Men who are in the habit of hand ling large sums of money, such as a few of our sporting fraternity, say that it is like a pile of rocks to them. Lots of that kind of stuff on the mouutain, boys, but it dou't go on this street. Bro. York's faith is not as much as a mustard seed. That bid of his for a couple of feet or more of snow, has not arrived. Our esteemed pencil pusher should read up ou holy writ, for the fervent effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much. in ler by F. on to A K. of P's. Insta.lla.tion of Officers. v At a semi-public installation of offi cers held by Silver City Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, Tuesday night, the following officers were duly installed: Captain—James Beaton Jr. 1st. Lieutenant—L. C. Eisenhart. 2nd. Lieutenant—John Grete, Jr. Recorder— S. N. Moe. Treasurer— O. D. Brumbaugh. Guard—Robert Heulsiep. Sentinel—Fred Harris. Executive Committee--Angus Cam eron, Heury Hawkinson, John S. Meyer, Morgan L. Parry, C. G. Har visou. After the installation ceremonies about thirty couple sat down to a fine banquet, prepared at the hall, and then a most enjoyable dance followed, which was kept up until nearly morn ing. _ Married. At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. May, Jefferson street, Boise, Idaho, Wednesday evening, Feb. 20,1901, Mr. George W. Bruce of Dewey )aud Mrs. Rose Webber of Boise. It ■ • was a grand weddiug, and quietly the happy couple came home the next day aud are now at Hotel Dewey, of which the groom is the popular managor. The Owyhee people who met the bride at her Boise home, all speak of her as a most charming lady and express their sincerest wishes . for her future Every body in Owyhee happiness, knows the groom and are ready to ex v. tend the glad hand and congratu lation to him. The arrival of the bride and groom V- at Dewey yesterday evening was made the occasion of a jolly impromptu dance and supper. It was much en joyed and toasts were drank at supper to the health of the happy couple. A. M. Harris, of Bruneau, arrived in the ci",y yesterday. Eight men were laid off at the Cum berland day before yesterday. De Lamar people are going to have a grand good time this Friday night. M. Born —At De Lamar, Idaho, Febru 17. 1901, to the wife of Richard ary May, a bouncing big baby girl. of a The Murphy and Silver stage comes in today via Scotch Bob route, and will continue to do so if the washouts are found repaired. Blaumier of Nampa, the genial rust ler witn the Falk - Block Mercantile Company was doing business in Silver City yesterday. The county commissioners sent a small crew of men down to Sinker can yon yesterday to repair the damage done to the road by washouts. Mrs. Jos. H. McLaughlin and child took their departure yesterday for their former home in Lincoln, Nebraska, Mr. Me. accompanied them as far as Nampa. Mr. Wilterding, who came over from Nampa some weeks ago, to accept a position with H. S. Britt & Co., and was taken ill, has sufficiently recovered to assume ehe position. A ball and supper will be given at Hotel DeLamar, next Monday night, by De Lamar Miner's Union No. 53, W. F. M., as a reception in honor of the president of the federation, Hon. Ed ward Boyce, who will visit I)e Lamar on that day. Johnny Davis, the bright, talented of R. H. Davis, of the Caldwell son Tribune, has taken charge of his fath er's paper at Malad. The people of that town will not be disappointed in Like his father, he youug Davis, takes to newspaper work as a cat does to milk. Sampson & Irving who recently com pleti. 1 a livery barn at Murphy, are already confronted with so much busi that they are contemplat ness iug the building of an addition. Samp son is down there now fixing up affairs. Wes. Grover has been placed in charge. A telephone from auy point on the rail road to him will secure a comfortable private conveyance to DeLamar, Silver City or auy other inland point. Mrs. Julius Isay returned to De Lamar last Friday from her protracted visit with her friends and relatives in Chicago aud Mr. Tsay is again wearing the pleasant smile which was missed by his friends during her absence. Mrs. Isay says that she, Hattie and that boy all came home in excellent health, had a fine time while away, all except for an illuess of the baby boy, and that they had a pleasant trip home. De Lamar, always a great place for disposing of articles by raffle, still keeps up the game. A short time ago John Grigg became possessor of a splendid gold watch by takiug a chance, and this week Charley Fritz won the elegant 8275. watch which Dr. Weston previously sported. He "put it up" again and some body else will be win ner. But these are only instances They raffle everything down there from an embroidered sofa pillow to a dwell ing house. De Lamar Lodge, No. 29 Knights of Pythias and their friends had a great time Tuesday night. It was the 35th anniversary of the institution of the order and they made the most of the occasion by inviting their friends to a grand ball and banquet, given by them at Hotel De Lamar. On account of the installation of officers of the Uni form Rank of the same order held in Silver City on the same night, none of the Silver City members of the order could get down there, aud although their company was missed, the enter tainment, banquet aud ball all went off superbly. One hundred aud twenty covers were set for the feast, and Fritz showed that he knew a thing or two about getting up a superb supper. The ball, with good music glided through all the mazes delightfully; but the lead ing feature was the musical and liter ary entertainment given as a prelude to the other pleasures. The K. Ps. in DeLamar know how to do such social functions in royal style. Married—At Silver City, Idaho, Feb ruary 22, 1901, Mr. Charles W. Ward and Mrs. Uly Mathea, Probate Judge George H. Handy officiating. be of In Last Saturday was an unhappy day with Owyhee stage drivers and passen gers. The stage coming to Silver City from Murphy, with Bob Hicks driving six horses, attempted to make the first ford on Sinker below the Paul place and found it so deep and the current so swift that the leaders were thrown off their feet aud got tangled up until four of the six horses were drowned. There were live passengers aboard. t Two of the inside passengers were Archdeacon Jennings and a friend of his, Rev. Reed from \ irginia. Seeing the danger of the crossing the two rev erend gentlemen got out before the crossing was attempted. The driver when he saw the predicameut he was in acted coolly and worked heroically and was assisted by William Redgrade and a drummer who were aboard in cutting the team loose and saving the mail and express aud in doing every thing possible for the relief of the horses. The trip to Silver City had to abandoned and a freight team was mustered to take the outfit back to Murphy. The clergymen then aban doned their visit here and returned to Nampa and the other passengers, the mail aud express were brought to SU. ver City the next day via Reynolds. _ , ...... On the same morning, the stage leav . ing Sliver City ovei the same route was swamped and upset in the deep snow on the summit and had to be abandoned and the passengers, mail and express brought back ht re and men sent out to dig the sleigh out and get it on the road again. Aud again, on the same morning, the stage which leaves here and DeLamar to connect at Dewey for Murphy via Reynolds, got swamped below the Grecian bend, but the passengers aud mail were taken down to the Demo crats and succeeded in getting out to Murphy, arriving there quite late. ........ .. , , .. All of this trouble was caused by the , . . . . . . ./ rain which fell almost incessantly the ...... , .. . day and night before and continued . . . . . , .. through a part of that day. At pres s e j t eut the stages are only running over the longer route by way of Reynolds. Driver Hicks, in his struggle to save his horses, got one of his legs quite badly hurt and is now laying off. 'useri, D. D. pre >ise district of the Rev. W. W. Van siding elder of the M. E. church, will preach at De Lamar Wednesday evening, Feb. 27, this being the occasion of the second quarterly meetiug. During the Lent ^season Rev. J. D. Bird will preach a series of sermons appropriate for the occasion. The first of the series will be given next Sun day at Silver in, ;tbe morning and DeLamar in the 'evening. Subject: "Messianic Prophecies. Hon. Edward Boyce, president of the Western Federation of of Miners, will visit Silver City Lodge No. 66, W. F. M. on Saturday evening. All members who can possibly d«l so are requested to attend. Mr. Boyofe will aiso visit DeLamar Lodge, No. 53, on Monday night. James (Scotty) Myers, two of the old denizens of War Eagle still left out of the hardy lot of genial miners and prospectors who were on the mountain a dozen years ago, when we wintered up there, came down town Wednesday and spent the night in town. They were as genial and chipper as in days of yore and are still working prospects. Tt would take a page of Nugget to tell of all the old timers and of their ups and downs who have won fortunes smiles, or have gone over the great divide, or have have "just lived" since the writer was with them. Several of them are stil stick ing to claims; many of them are living at ease in lower altitudes; some of them have been almost entirely lost sight of> and many, oh so many, are no more. With the two above named, R. G. Soth tren, E. A. Thompson, William Davison and Louis Sorensen are the only ones we can now call to mind who continue to staj up there with the snow birds during the winter and the squirrels and beautiful flowers of the short sum mers. iaton and Frank STAGE MISHAPS. a of in of off in There will be preaching at the school | room at Dewey Saturday evening, Feb- j ruary 23, Mrs. Dr. Hamilton went out on Wed-1 nesday's stage, tor a visit with her par ents. in Payette. Mrs. Evans, the better half of Land lord Evans of the Idaho hotel, and her little babies have been ill the past few days. Mr and Mrs. S. E. Morrow's two children have been quite ill for several days. Si has been compelled to lay off from work on that account. W. R. Stark, the up-to-date jeweler, leaves on the first of the month for Caldwell, to spend several days with h'S wife and children. From present appearances water will be turned on the wheels at the Wagon town and DeLamar mills earlier than last year. But then the stormy mouth of March is yet before us. Silver City is becoming a model city* Her masculine fraternity are nearly all straight forward, honest, moral citizens. In proof of this assertion, we arc told that four sisters of the "social com munity" night owls have taken their departure for Boise. Now and then you want a shave, and you want it to be a good sbave;youalso know it makes your face a little hot to have it plastered with scratches. You can, by calling at Maruny & Petitt's barber shop, get a first class shave, an elegant bath, and your laundry done up neatly. Colonel W. Thomas Hart, who com mitted suicide by leaping from a train while crossing Snake river, east of Huntington, was a kind hearted and and honorable gentleman. His failure in his endeavor to secure capital to build the railroad down the Snake from Hungtington to the Seven Devils led to despondency, and he had not the hardihood to face defeat. Dr. Hamilton was called down to Oreana last Friday to look after a re ported case of smallpox in the Ulrich family. He found it was not smallpox. George Sampson drove him down and on reaching Sinker creek, Saturday, returning, they found the creek in the canyon impassable and had to return to Oreana and come home by way of Murphy aud Reynolds, Representative Davis' substitute for jjjg own gambling bill has been indeii tiitely post-poued by the houst. It is dead as a door nail. This means that a jj binds of gambliug games may, with t | 16 exception of an occasional raid ma ,j e on them, go on with impunity in ^is state. We are to get no revenue f rom the vice which the officials are uuaWe to prevent. We are to con tinue the farce of keeping a law ou t he s t au te books and seeing it daily openly v j 0 i a t e d. This is Washington's birthday. We were taught when young to believe that General Washington was a pretty good sort a man > a genuine patriot, an able general and statesman during his time- ^ e st Bl maintain that belief, But how would he compare with some °> lr modern soldiers, statesmen and patriots? He was also considerable of a financier and made a snug sum of money by selling land to the govern ment for the location of the national capital. But just think how he would be in it beside some of our modern . , trust promoters! One of the guests of the Idaho Hotel played a joke on County Treasurer Connors recently. The joker sat read ing a paper and, suddenly confronting Mr. Connors, exclaimed that the paper he had read was authority for the statement that several men stopped boardiug at his- hotel. Mr. Connors was handed the paper and eargerly looked for the names of the men who had questioned his hospitality, He looked over every column in the to P a P er > couldn't find their names aud handing the paper back, asked the joker what kind of a new brand he'd " . . , ._ been smoking, whereupon the joker .... , . pointed to a column of obituary v ...... . , notices, remarking that he was just out ... , , . . ... , f the new b ran ,i but would take a inS p iratio n. It is not necessary tQ mentiou that Ml , Con n 0rs stU1 ma j n t a ins his reputation as one of the squarest, all-around men that ever put his foot in a mining camp. It or To the the the for of the or or had , a 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. BOTH BAKIHO POWPEH CO.. MW YOB*. Tbe Big Store carries one of the best selected stocks of merchandise to be found in any mining camp In Idaho. It is a universal provider and bargain dispenser. See W. R. Stark for all kinds of jew elry and repairing. He also keeps ir. stock a complete line of sewing machine needles. Call and see him. You'll be treated square. Magazines, Papers. We will order any magazine, paper or other periodical you may want, at list price, thus saving you the price of money order, postage, etc. When in need of anything in this line, leave your orders at this office. Notice of Forfeiture. Silver City, Owyhee county, Jan. 11,1901, To Henry flftlaemier, his heir» or assign»: You are hereby nctifled that 1 have expended the sum o' four hundred dollars ($400.) in labor and Improvements upon the " Emma " and ,,Bullion" mining claims, on Cottonwood, in Flint Mining District, Owyhee county. State of Idaho, as will appear by affidavits filed with the County Recorder, in order to hold the said claims under the provisions of Section 2324, Revised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to hold the said claims for the years 1H99 and 1900. And if within ninety days from the service of this notice (or within ninety days after this notice by publication) you fail or refuse to con portion of interest in ■h expenditure »» eo ms will become tribute you owner, your the property of the subscriber, under said sec tion 2324. expe clain: said WjLliam Quayl*. First publication Jan. 11, 1901. Last publication April 12,1901. The growiug tendency to give to new mining towns names that either indi cate the principal metal its mines pro duce, such as Silyer City, Fierro, Silver ton, Cuprum. Copperoplis, Leadville; or that are the names of minerals, as Silica, Hematite, Gypsum, Crystal, Ba salt, Spar, Hornbleua, Quartz, Granite; or that in any other way bring to the mind the nature of the industry of the community, like Telluride, Mercur, Mineral, Placer, etc., is one that should be encouraged from the standpoint of almost every conceivable consideration. What a splendid opportunity was lost when the new town in the La Sal mountains was called Cashin in place of Uranium.—Denver Mining Reporter. The report of thousands of firecrack ers, Sunday morning, announced to the residents of Silver City and DeLamar that China New Year celebration had begun. China Newyear, like the Christ ian Easter, is a moveable day, and it is beyond the ken of tbe followers of the newer religious faith to foretell when it is to begin. These people whom we call heathen pay a doctor to keep them well and shut off his pay when they get sick. On the same principle they propitiate their devils to keep them from harming them instead of praying to their god to protect them. Therefore all the roast pigs ana other eatables they carry to the Joss house and all the firecrackers and bombs aud joss-sticks they burn are tributes to evil spirits to appease them instead of incence to the gods. If the devils don't let them alone this year it will not be because they have not sênt them up plenty of burnt offer ings and loaded their larders. One Cbinamau here setoff twenty thousand crackers in bne bunch. Whole roast porkers were placed upon the alter at the joss house. Tea was drank ana genuflections made with an earnestness and apparent sincerity which would put to shame the devotions of some Christ ians we wot of. The heathen Newyear is not yet over. Its continuation is dependent upon the prosperity the Chinamen have enjoyed during the pre vious year.