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§ ~^à • Silver » % mm ' ge # NVMB ER5 SILVER. CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, JUNE 14, 1901 VOLUME II. a ag a LOCAL AND PERSONAL. Celebrate the Fourth, why, of course! At home on a stage coach—Bob Hicks. Andy Holtgren was a De Lamar vis itor, Sunday. Man may be too confining in others, but never in himself. Julius Isay, the De Lamar merchant prince, Sundayed in Silver. Elijah, the prophet, still holds down Chicago, with police protection. The County Commissioners are in session to-day at the Court House. Sheriff Rock returned Suuday eve ning from a business trip to Boise. Baker, circulated in De Lamar paj day, and as usual, did a good business. Middle of June and still burning ' wood. No wonder the ice man is ehillyl It is now that time of year when the ice man would like to do a little busi ness. George Sampson, of Sampson <fc Irv ing, was up from Murphy, the first of the week. Deputy Auditor StClair and wife re turned home Sunday eveuiug from a two week's sojourn at Boise, Caldwell and other points. Miss Stella Eagle, who has been in towu the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Summers for the past several weeks, left this morning for her home near Nampa, Idaho. Stewart Mingo, of De Lamar, has one of the crew erecting the After ■ thought property. Mrs. Mingo has ' beeu up there with him boarding the crew. Bones Williams, one of the jolly pro prietors of the White Front, followed Peter's advice and went fishing. He did not meet with Peter's luck, how ever, as he had the misfortune of losing his bed and breakfast by lire. The fish he brought to towu were pronouuced good by Mike Rock. Cash Austin came iu from his hunt ing trip last Monday accompanied by las paraphernalia without any game. He said he run up against a bear, give him a dose or two of lead, but wheu he let out a howl, the old barr plunged dowu a deep canyon and weut down the river waggiug his tail as tho he was accustomed to that kind of sport. A crew of men, under the charge of D. J. (. amble, of De Lamar, have com pleted the hoisting plaut and put up a roomy boarding house at the After thought claim on Mahogouy Fiat, Wat Eagle mountain, and the worn of sink ing the shaft to a depth of 300 feet will be begun at once. A survey has beeu made by which it has beeu ascertained that a tunnel from South Sinker gulch 3000 feet iu length, would out under the top of this shaft 1200 feet, .f wheu through the shaft it turns out as good it promises, this will probably be the source through which it will be woi ked. beeu the structures on the property is prospected es A few weeks ago some talk was made here of pet tioniug the State Board of Pardons for the pardon of John Mc Bride, convicted and sentenced to prison from this county for the crime of rape. Some parties here started a subscription to raise money to defray Nugget regrets to j the expenses, learn that this matter has not been pushed, its editor being one of a good who have believed the charge many ugaiust him was what his wife, a char acterless woman has, it has beeu as serted, admitted was a put up job on her part to get rid of him. His con viction was brought about by his own waut of understanding, he being a sim ple-minded fellow. He has been in the until almost forgotten. It is too peu bad that he, stUl a comparatively young man, should be compelled to re main there the balance of his life. We hope to see enough Interest taken in this case to have the matter properly brought before the Board of Pardons. He is reported to be the most exem plary prisoner in the pen. Frank StClair was subbing for Sheriff Rock during his absence in Boise last week. Billy Parr, the village blacksmith at De Lamar, was pulling the throttle in Dave Somerville's shop last Sunday. W hat is the use of being a hero to the world at large if every time you look in the glass you see a no account? "Paul's Station, Hay and Grain, Meals at all Hours," adorns a new sign, just painted by Vic Wisner for Mrs. Paul. There is a peculiar shaped straw berry on exhibition at the Idaho Hotel bar. A1 Martz is stuck on it. And there are others. Harvey Strode, who was called to Boise last week on account of the death of his father, returned to town last Sunday evening. Beautiful Snow visited this camp ag iin last Wednesday morning. Come often, Mr. Snow, but please do not source opr ranchers to death. Nugget was a little off on names last week. We should have said George Powell was the popular mixolog'st at the White Front instead of "George Fowell." A contract has been let to Rev. Felt house to construct a suitable fence around the De Lamar cemetery, the people of that camp having raised funds for that purpose. Frank L. Clark, who "accepted the position" of book-keeper for the Owy hee Meat Market, returned to Boise with his.wife and child yesterday. Mr. A. Fanniug has been "given the job." Grandpa will hold it dowu, sure. Reverends Bird and Harvey and Mrs. Bird weut out from De Lamar Wed nesday morning to attend the conven tion of Epworth Leagues being held in Baker City this week. Because of their absence no church service will be held in Silver City or De Lamar on Sunday. Funny isn't it that when a man, young or old, comes to a town and works hard to make an honest living, that he runs up against individuals so diabolical that were it not for the fear of the law, they would carry out the desires of their heart in order to cop off a measly old dollar? A sweet little girl baby was born at the home of Mrs. Lindborg, in De Lamar last Sunday, to the wife of Ed. Matteson, of Murphy. Mrs. Matte sou is well-known here as formerly Miss Mary Johnson, whose parents are prominent residents of Reynolds, and her husband a prominent business man at Murphy. A cable dispatch to the San Fran cisco Examiner, says that Mrs. May brick, of inter-national notoriety, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Londou for the murder of her hus band nearly a dozen years ago, was pardoued by the king and sailed for America under an assumed name May 25, this year. Albert Talion, Jimmy Goad, Fred Scoble and John Osborne, all well kuowu De Lamar miners, were passen gers out on Wednesday's stage, leav ing the camp to try their luck else where. They are not decided as to where they will Anally locate, but had their mines set on Arizona when they left. They are a quartette of fine fel lows and will make friends wherever they may fetch up. Baker, the tailor, over-crowded with orders, is happy in having taken in a partner in the person of J. J. Come geys, who comes here from Burns, Or., with the reputation of being a good business man and an artisan in his line. Baker has built up a flue business here by turning out high-class work, and with a partner added, and Gibson still with him, will be better able to fill orders promptly. Sheriff Rock rounded up a peddling outfit in the eastern portion of the county last week and made them pungle up license and trimmings. This was the very proper thing to do, for these ducks go through the settlements, avoiding the towns, partially sponge their way, and sell their wares, inter fering with legitimate concerns who pay taxes, and are responsible, and then evade paying license whenever ! possible. in a a in is on a Dewey is getting a coat of paint. John Wagener is spending a few days in Boise this week. Mrs. Wm. Summers visited friends in De Lamar, Tuesday. Day or no day, the Avalanche's edi torial suit is still in soak. Mrs. W. H. Townsend, of Wagon town, left Wednesday for Portland, to visit friends. H. J. Wilterding, manager of H. 8. Britt & Co's, store, was a Boise visitor a few days this week. Johnny Connors, of the Black Jack mine, was a De Lamar visitor last Wed nesday. Wonder why? Mrs. Bert Townsend, .of Wagontown, presented her husband with a fine, baby boy, on the 5th instant, Mrs. Thos. Daly, her daughter, Mrs. Gus Holtgren, Carrie Hastings and Marie Dewey went to Nampa Saturday. They say that a Boise photographer has been wounded in the heart. Don't know whether it is heart disease or love trouoles. Charley Forney purchased another residence in De Lamar this week. It was a snap buy—just the kind Forney is looking for. McKinley has written a letter de clining to be a third term presidential candidate. Bryan seems to be the only newspaper man disheveled over Mack's decision. Houses in De Lamar are selling al most as cheap as dirt. Baker, the tailor, purchased one, including the furniture, iu the upper town, for $50 last Saturday. At its last meeting iu London the De Lamar Mining company declared a dividend of one shilling per share. This does not look like the old mine is a dead duck yet. Lee Farris, up-to-date in the barber business, whose advertisement appeals in another column, has the best bath ing rooms in the city. Call and see him for first-class work. This talk about McKinley and a third term is all bosh. Give him the office for life. It will please the trusts and save the people from voting machine tickets for a dozen years hence. Rev's. Bird and Harvey, having gone to Baker City to attend the convention of Epworth Leagues, there will be no Methodist services held here or in De Lamar churches next Sabbath. Only a few years ago there was no bible west of Mandau and no God west of Miles City. Last week Butte's streets were thronged with Christian Endeavorers, earnest workers in the Lord's vineyard.—Reveille. A curious calculation has been made to the effect that the hairs on the head of a black-haired person, if they could be plaited together, would sustain the weight of something like eighty t >ns, equaling that of 500 people. Jim Greer put an awful bad head ou John Logue, âaturday, and thereby won the admiration of a good many people for treating the one-time bad man to some well merited punishment. The latter is still laid up at the misce genation joint which harbors him un dergoing repairs. Mrs. William Bowden sold out her De Lamar home this week and has started with her three children, to join her husband, in Globe, Arizona, where he is now employed and writes her that he has secured a home for them and likes the place and climate and is en joying unusually good health. Several dope fiends haverecently left town. We can not understand why. Surely no other place tolerates them with more complacency. But Irving has a standing offer that if they will all leave at once, even if it does tax the capacity of his livery barn, he will haul them all to the railroad gratis. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Brown, of Jor dan Valley, were visitors in Silver City and De Lamar the early part of the week. Mr. Brown, now a popular rancher just this side of the state line, was formerly a liveryman in De Lamar, and later a partner of Sampson here and has friends galore in both camps Mrs. Brown is a sister of John C. Connors and Mrs. Tim Shea. he iu at 1 This weather c-h-i-l-I-s oar blood. Miss Nellie Hutchiuson, of Dewey, is visiting friends in Boise. t, Charley Dark, and old-time printer and musician, is in the city. Manager Huntley returned to De Lamar, Sunday, from a fortnight trip on the outside. H. C. Clay is now book-keeper at the Idaho hotel, vice Mr. McLean, who flung up his resign after a ten day's trial trip. Frank Taylor, a former employee at the Black Jack mines, arrived back in camp, Saturday, looking as fresh as a new blown rose. Thirteen passengers, the greater number of them De Lamar people, made up the loads on the outgoing stages Wednesday. Jack Grigg has severed his connec tion with the De Lamar Store, in which he has so long been an efficient and popular salesman. Harry Jarvis, who is now a Nevada mine owner, and makes his home down iu the Disaster Peak country, is visit ing amoug old friends here. NOT A PLEASANT OUTLOOK. Work was suspended ou the tunnel at De Lamar last week, and arrange ments are beiug made to install a dia mond drill plaut with which to do further prospecting work from the point where the tunnel drifts now eud. The fact that work on the tunnel has beeu stopped has given a discouraging outlook for the future of that great mine; and, altho the pay roll of em ployees for last month contained more names than during any month for five years past, the feeliug prevails that the end of the prosperity of what has beeu one of the best camps in Idaho in sight, and people are selling out their homes there at a sacrifice and prepar ing to leave. The manager of the prop erty has for the past two years been warning the people that the end must come and has been criticised for his pessimistic forebodings, but the pres ent outlook indicates that he only the situation understood better than others, and was only advising people to shape their plans so that if the eud came they might not be caught unprepared. For more than a dozen years, ten of which the mines at De Lamar have beeu in control of the present com pany, De Lamar has been a great camp, and of the wages it has paid out a large number of nice homes have been pur chased and paid for, besides enough money being squandered by reckless persons to have purchased many more. It has been a community of excellent and industrious people to which, like iu uearly all Western mining camps, an element of tough and reckless hangers bas been attached who have been worse than leeches on its prosperity, who for a time gave the camp the rep utation of being particularly tough. As an illustration of this, a fellow had his face kicked to a jelly in Silver last week who has lived here and in De Lamar for the past eight years without ever earning one single honest penny, and it is claimed that besides the thousands of dollars he has won and spent, that ten thousaud dollars would not pay what he owes, this he has cost the tax-payers a good ou Iu addition to ly sum through his trial in the courts for shooting a man in a brothel row. He is now only a depraved dope fiend. He is only one of a class which has helped to give a bad reputation to that and other mining camps. But De Lamar is by no means a dead camp yet. There are many other prop erties on that mountain and in that vicinity whioh may yet prove profitable producers, and the camp is now simply undergoing an experience common to mining camps. About a score of years houses were sold in the present ago prosperous town of SUver City for less than original cost of the glass and nails used in their construction. Now one not find a house to rent in the can town. __ For a good class of beer oall at the Brewery Saloon. Nies, fresh bread at the White Res taurant. If you want the best, ask for Grete's 1 beer. Farris' Barber Shop. Every one knows Lee Farris the ctfy Barber, who keeps a strictly up to date Shop. Ice Cream and Cake at Oliver's. Pick Blessed is the poor man. pockets never bother him, and road agents give him a wide berth, collector never hounds him. No one tries to borrow and no one asks him to endorse. He never runs badly in debt, and is not robbed or harrassed by liti Burglars never invade his The tax gation. premises, and he sleeps in peace. When he dies nobody contests his will attempts to confiscate bis bones. or ABOUT NAMPA'S NEW ADDITION, Plat for a new addition to the town site of Nampa was filed last, week and it is said that one of the principal * named "Nalawaja, and Any Emmettite who streets is another "Opole. may wander out into the suburbs of the "Junction" when over looking at the big hotel, and find themselves Nalawaja, (two points gone from pencil) are instructed that they on our must, immediately, upon making the discovery, bring the left hand hard up under the left "jowl," with the palm turned inward, at the same time that they force the right hand, palm down ward with fingers extended, down upon the right side and well up over the top of the head, and bringing every of force that the muscles of the ounce two arms will stand, they must ruu due westward at the highest speed possible for them; and if they can cross Opole and get well onto Cherry or Hooppole street before they fall from exhaustion they are safe—Oh that N, a "^ a_wa "i a Nampa is all right and could have stood anything else but Nal-a-that Emmett Index. D»a.tH of the Mother of Mr*. Ed. Mc Cleery. of Dewey. We clip the following from a Des Moines, Iowa paper respecting the de-^ mise of the mother of Mrs. Ed. Mc Cleery, of Dewey: Monday morning Mrs. Dr. Shurtleff, of this city, received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. J. W. Shurtt, of Missouri Valley, IoWa. had been an invalid for several years, but lived to the age of seventy-two She was the daughter of John and Sarah Boyle, and was born iu Ken tucky. Her pareuts, while she was yet a child, came to Illinois and settled in this county. In 1848 she married David Rodecker, who died in 1859. In 1802 she became the wife of J. W. Shurts and they moved to Missouri Valley, Iowa, about twenty-five years ago. Her buried in the Antioch eem Mrs. Shurts parents are etery in Dillon township where her re mains will be laid away Saturday after arriye in The remains will noon. Pekin about 10:30 a, m. Saturday. Mrs. Shurtz was a woman who made many friends all through life. To the young she particularly endeared herself by her kindness to them and the interest she always took in their ambitions and happiness. To the unfortunate she charity, solace and comfort. Her rest and future joy are well earned re was wards. The deceased leaves four daughters aud an aged husband to mourn her death: Mrs. Dr. Shurtleff, of Pekin, 111.; Mrs. H. Rollins, of Groveland, IU.; Miss Laura Shurts, a teacher in the public schools at Missouri Valley, la.; and Mrs. Ed. McCleery, of Dewey, Idaho. Fresh Breed Dally at Mra. Valverde'«.