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M. NUGGET GETS THERE WHILE THE AVALANCHE SLEEPS.
CHINA TOWN ON FIRE AT 2;30 A. Silver City Nugget gmmovip nxm pklamab > NUMBER 45 SILVER. CITY, OWYHEE COVNTY, IDAHO, MARCH 15,1901. VOLVME 10. VOLVME 10. a SALE OF THE BRVNEAU DAM AND CANAL. Sheriff Rock, on Tuesday, sold the property of the Owyhee Land A Irriga tion Company under a judgment held against the company by tbe American Loan & Trust Company for tbe sum of $341,000. The property was bid in by Frank T. Wyman, attorney for the prin cipal bond holders for the sum of $50,000. The purchasers were Dexter B. Potter, Whipple Phillips, Aaron Me Crillis and Abraham B. Gray, all of Providence, Rhode Island, and Charles P. Shillabar of South Farmington, Massachusetts. It appears that the American Loan & Trust Company was merely the true tees for the bond-holders, and that these gentlemen, who are reputed to be capitalists, bave made the purchase for their own protection, and have by the sale and the deficiency judgment which they hold been able to shut out all other claims against the original company. Mr. Wyman says, now that the title is clear against this valuable property, these gentlemen will at once organize a plau for the settlement of the many thousands of acres of valuable lands lying under their canal, by coloniza tion. During the years since the Bru neau dam has b> eu completed and the canal partially constructed but little effort has been made to secure settlers. The property is comparatively value less to the owners until thev can dis pose of water supplied by their canal, and of course it is to their interest to have these valuable lands taken up as rapidly as possible. Tbe property comprises the dam across Bruueau river, the canal lead ing down the south side of Suake river to below Grand View, the flue hotel at Grand View and numerous tracts of laud taken up under the canal. The dam is a splendid structure built at the mouth of the lower Bruneuu can yon, and the canal leading from it is of sufficient capacity to supply water for the irrigation of all the lauds aloug Snake river as far down as the mouth I I 1 GOING TO IDAHO B'GOSH! I I I I I Tejcas Cotton "Raiser En "Route With Great Hopes Ahead. I 1 I m "We all's a goin' to Idaho to mine gold and for the gals to git married," said a tall Southerner to the Union Pacific passenger di- l|jU rector at the Uniou Depot the other morning, in the emigrants' wait- TO ) iug room. He smiled broadly and waved his hand in the direction of TO Are a family group of six girls and the mother. The girls who appeared W to be about of the same age, blushed iu concert and looked out of the Are TO waiting room windows to catch another glimpse of the snow. X|v TO "I dou't know much about the gold mining, but 1 am sure such TO TO attractive young ladies would have no difficulty in finding husbands TO MK in Denver, and I tbiuk Idaho men have pretty fair taste." JriK I I The father of the family chuckeld at the evident embarrasment of the six young ladies. "It's this way, sah," he said, "we all has spent most of our lives M on a plantation in the cotton belt of Texas. Six years ago a fellah TO TO who had lived down among us all when a boy came back to sell stock TO (M in a placer miue up to Lewiston. I had sold the cotton and had some TO idle money lying about aud I just bought 10,000 shares of his stock 'Xn a t what he told me was a low cost. Within the past month I have Are TO been offered several times what it cost me for the stock, and so 1 de TO cided to go out and see for myself. The gals have wanted to go north TO TO in the winter for a long time, so I just made up my mind to tt.ke the TO I TO whole family and go up there for a few months to see the country aud TO to see what the plac r company is doing. I guess the boy has made a to hit all right. 11 I Two Sets of Triplets. w» » iliU . m i v u The passenger director was puzzled by the appearance of the six TO young ladies. Apparently they were all sisters and of about the same TO age. He finally vouchsafed a guess after some further conversation I and learned that they were sisters and that three were sixteen years ) of age and the other three 18. I m "What, triplets!" ejaculated the official, who is so accustomed ot Are unusual sights that he seldom becomes deeply interested in any por TO tion of the throngs that pass through the depot daily. w ~ TO .. Yes , sah," replied the father, proudly, " two sets of triplets, and TO they are the best gals in the whole state of Texas." TO They looked it, too. Three of then, vere as alike as three peas ) in a pod. Large brown eyes, above which were clustered banks of brown curls framing the distinctly Southern features, popped with v 1 / life and energy. The others were quite as attractive, but of different TO type. One had coal black hair and blue eyes and the others were vr „ TO blondes, with gray eyes and light hair. This morning was the first TO TO time any of the young ladies had ever seen the ground covered with TO TO snow, and they were more interested in the white blanket nature had TO thrown over the ground than the attention they attracted. Denver ^ Are Times. TO ÜI i tot t ■ of Castle Creek. These lands, supplied with water are among the very best in Idaho, adapted to fruit raising and agriculture, and capable of supporting a large number of people. With the lands settled, Owyhee county would take a high rank as an agricultural county. William and Samuel Barkle and two other parties have taken up the old New York millsite as a placer claim. For several years this ground has been held by Dan Feour, who resided in what was formerly the office of the mill. Mr. Feour obtained possession of the ground several years ago by lo cating and making his home there, but removed bis family from the bouse about a year ago, and the parties tak ing it up claim that it again became jumpable. There is an old tail.ngs yard the premises which the present parties are now preparing to work for the amalgam in it. They bave con structed a ditch and brought water on top of it and put in a.row of sluice boxes, put up lights and will work it with day and night shifts. The only wonder is that some one worked this yard long before this time. The ore worked in the mill when it was filled is said to bave been very rich, and in those early days values not saved as closely as nowadays. OD has not were William Toy, the happy Castle Creek rancher, came iDto town Wednesday still wearing his old McKinley badge, which is about as big as a tes saucer. Toy says he is going to continue to it right through this administra wear tiou, and get another quite as big, with Teddy's picture on it to wear during the next campaign. Nugget's wood pile has been going down the line fast the past few days. The fellow who carried it off is invited to come again. We would just like to get acquainted with our neighbor and friend. The policemau cares nothing for troubles with cold feet, bat Britt your A Co. will be pleased to console with See their "ad.' ' you. Try Maruny ÖL Petlttr The B«vrbor* for & Good Shave, Good Bath, and Good Laundry. it ont of at to up of of . is Britt has something to say to you m his same old comer this week. Read it. Born— At De Lamar, Idaho, March 7th, 1901, to the wife of Mr. Charles Rodda, a nine pound boy. Just about the stormiest day and night of the winter was last Monday. Gee whiz, how it did blow. Mrs. Ora Nichols, who spent a week visiting friends In Dewey, has gone to Jordan Valley to visit Mrs. Al. Shea. Last Saturday was pay-day at De Lamar and a very quiet one it was. None of tbe boys seemed to be dis posed to get on a hurrah. Miss Callaham, dressmaker and seam stress, Dewey, is prepared to fit ladies dresses and do all kinds of sewing, also repairs gentlemen's clothing. Frank T. Wyman, a Boise attorney, was in Silver Tuesday, looking after the interests of clients in the sale of the Bruneau dam and canal property. George Winchester, an old and re spected resident of Silver City, who has been an invalid for two or three years past, died last night at 8:30 o'clock. Nugget will give a sketch of his life next week. If you fail to attand the Catholic Ball and Supper next Monday night you may be sorry, because all the nice people from hereabout will be there and the committee which has charge of the arrangements is one that knows how to make such an affair go off superbly. John W. Rowett, De Lamar's popu lar jeweler, will be at the Hotel Idaho tomorrow with a full line of goods. He carries a fine stock of watches of the best standard make only; also jewelry which will be always found to be just what he represents it. Watches put in repair and guaranteed. An Owyhee county warrant turned up for redemption this week, dated January 19,1867, drawn in favor of E. L. Massey and signed by L. W. 1 .reen well, auditor, against road fund of Dis- c trict No. 2, for the sum of $27.95. A .ecordofit was not found in tbe the treasurer's office. County Treasurer Connors wishes us to call the attention of holders . of county warrants to the fact that inter est will stop on all warrants registered in 189b upon the 17th of this month, the time "f the call expiriug on that date. During the last few days he has paid out some $6,000 on these warrants and only a few small sums remain unpaid. So many rumors are current in re gard to the continuation of work at the De Lamar mines that Nugget thought it better to go to headquarters for some information in regard to the matter aud interview Manager Huntley on the subject. Mr. Huntley has recently re turned from reporting upon a mining property iu Chihuahua, Mexico, and his first remark was that he came back thinking that old De Lamar was a pretty good place yet. Asking him di rectly in regard to the reports of the mine closing down, he replied that the company would scarcely close down a property that was still good for $5,000 a month profit, and that was what the mine b*d been paying outside of the expense of running the tunnel. There were some months ore still in sight, and if that should play out there was still a profit for tbe company in re working the pile of tailings, which they proposed to do. The Wagontown tail iug yard had to be cleaned up, and work would begin on that as soon as the weather would permit. Work was suspended on the tunnel during the winter only because the supply of fuel was insufficient to keep the mill run ning and the tunnel going at the same time. They can not run the air com pressor by water power, but work will be resumed on it in a short time. Con „ . . , . , .. . tracts have been let for supplies of wood for this purpose. Taking these things inio consideration it is safe that the miners in that happy camp ueed not worry about losing their jobs during the coming summer, and should developments in the tunnel prove fav orable, not %or several years to come, to TO TO TO Are TO TO I TO to I iliU m I I w ~ TO TO ) vr „ TO TO TO ^ TO i ■ ] Tuesday was the last of our boy speaker. Did you ever try to extract| laughter ont of a doubled and twisted case of blues? If you want a good, fresh, light loaf of bread,Mrs. Valverde has it for you at the Royal Hotel. . In the Delaware contest it was Ad dicks or Nobody. The best man won out, Nobody having been elected. A man by the name of a rail spelled backwards says that the world is com to an end in 1902. Nothing like living up to your name. When the pops swallaw the new de mocracy party, what's going to become of that stalwart populist, W. M.Cooper of Canyon county ? . Go to the Idaho next Sunday for dinner with your waistband let out several holes. They are going to serve Turkey with all kinds of good fixings with it. J. C. Bernard was in town Wednes day from the Owyhee oil region. He don't know much about petroleum and is still a skeptic on the subject of find ing oil down there. The Caldwell News, Jake Horn's old Record, has secured the services of Miss Mattie Kelieher, an accomplished, bright and np-to-date yonng lady, who will chase locals, chew gum and eat ice cream indefinitely. Miss K. taught school in De Lamar several years ago and was very popular there. nGy, John F. Nugent. LOCAL AND PERSONAL .. . . The Haho L^slature, after be.ng hung up in a contest over the appro pi-iation bill, closed its arduous labors Tuesday night. The appropriation bill went through at last, embodying in it provision for tbe payment of the defl c j enoy warrants from McConnell's time time up to date, including the expenses 0 f the Coeur d'Alene troubles, _ .. _ , , . _ The M. E. church people at De x.amar gave a really fine supper and charming entertainment to a goodly s ; zer j company of people at the scbool house j„ that place last Saturday eve n There were some fine vocal mns j c and recitations and Wilson's orchestra rendered a couple of pieces n f difficult, music very delightfully, a f. er experiencing considerable diffi County Atto who returned from Boise ten days since, where be had remained for some time for treatment for sciatic rheumatism, is still having a tough time of it wrestling with that painful ailment. He has been confined to his room for several days past. a f. er experiencing considerable diffi culty in getting their horns up to the pitch of the organ. It „ill be Judge Perky this time who w jj] hold tbe term of court in Owyhee county. The addition of another judi oial district to the state puts us into the district over which Judge Perky pres ide8. His m»ny friends predict that he will be f ovm d to be an exeel | en t presiding officer in our courts, However, Judge Stewart has made so many friends here that the regrets that Hiis county has been cut out of his district will be most sincere, much as W e may be pleased with his successor, nORSFY IS DEAD JACK DORSEY IS DEAD. John P. Dorsey, born in Pennsyl var) j a . September 10,1839, died at the Delap ranch, on South Sinker, Mon day, March 11,1901. Deceased, for the pa8 t t en years, had been associated w ,th William Davison, ^n mining on vVar Eagle mountain, the two men making their homes in a cabin near the Poorman property, and owning c i a ims in that vicinity. Dorsey had been ailing for some time with stomach trouble, and a few weeks ago went down to the ranch, where he died. He had been a resident of the west for a good many years, the greater portion of the time engaged in teaming and freighting. He came to Owyhee iabout . thirteen years ago and has since re of mained here, coming to this camp from Wood River, right man, without an enemy, mains were brought to Silver City on Tuesday and buried the following day, his partuer going down to the ranch to look after his aflairs and assisting at his interment. at He was a square, np His re JJcj%%g B ^ W Baking Powder Makes the bread more heatthfuL Safeguards the food against alum* so as the the on had He a and re from on day, to at Almnbtiin tiu w ifca iivftctwtol menace« to he alth of flic present day. FIRE EXTRA For tbe first time in tbe history of SilverCity all tbe people were called ont to figbt an extensive fire, started in a China store at 25D A. m. this morn. Happily there was no wind or tbe fire would have destroyed tbe entire city. Heroic work saved N_ gget office and the other buildings on Jordan street. Two of tbe best buildings in Chine town were burned. There were many incidents connected with tbe fire which Nugget, just ready for prtss, is unable to relate. There was a nice dance at the school house at De Lamar Wednesday night. Nugget buttonholed Pete Donnelly at Dewey this week to get tbe early h story of Florida Mountain. Mr. Donnelly was here with tbe early com ers and bas a wond erful memory. If your typewrite or cash register get out of whack, or you lose tbe combina tion on your safe, or if yon bave any complicated piece of machinery in need of fixing, Charles E. Knapp is the man you want to consult. He can just look at and througbi it at a glance Mr. Knapp has placed ns nnder obligations for word done on onr press. Fresh Bread Daily at Mr». V«lv«rd»'t. Nugget only $3.00 per year. Sub scribe now. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET IS SPECIAL SESSION. v Silveb Cut, Idaho, Mcb 11,1901. Board met pursuant to adjournment at 10 o'clock a. m. Present: ('has. Forney, Chairman, August Grete commissioner, and E. L Ballard Clerk. Tbe Board proceeded to con aider the proteste on file with tbe Clerk of the Board, concerning the failure of the Road Contractors to perform work in their districts in accordance with the contracts entered into between Bald contractors and Owyhee County, by its Board of County Commissioners, and without taking any action thereon. It is ordered that said Board do now adjourn until Monday, the 18th. inst. at ten o'clock A. M. for further consid eration of said protests concerning tbe failure of the contractors for road work on the Road Districts in Owyhee County to perform the work and labor on said roads in accordance with their con tracts; and take such legal steps as may be necessary to place said roads in proper condition. Notice of Forfeit ore. Silver City, Owyhee county, Jan. 11,1901 f To Henry flalsemier, hia heirs or assigns: You are hereby notified that 1 have expended the lum of four hundred dollars (f*00.) in labor and improvements upon the "Emma" and * Bullion " mining claims, on Cottonwood, in Flint Mining District, Owyhee county, State o* Idaho, as will appear by affidavits filed with the County Recorder, in order to hold the said claims under the provisions of Section 2824, Revised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to hold the said claims for the years 1899 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 tribute you - portion of such expenditure as co owner, your interest in said claims will become the property of the subscriber, under said sec tion 2824. First publkatiuii Jan. 11, 1901. Last publication April 12,1901. np re WjLliam Quayl*.