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äs iS '-I I # r SILVER. CITY, OWYHEE COVNTY, IDAHO, OCTOBER 4, 1901 NVMBER 21 VOLVME II. LOCAL AND PERSONAL. That was a lovely rain yesterday. Nettletoa has a change in his ad this week. Charles Larks who has been ill the past week, is now up and around, Ike Sharp, of Jordan Valley, was transacting business in town, day be fore yesterday. Our old friend, Patrick Murphy of Quicksilver mining fame, showed his pleasant oountenauoe in town, week, for the flrst time this year. Several booze drummers were in town this week, supplying our people with that article. The drummer who went to the railroad with Bob Hicks played in good luck. An exchange says the biggest trust on earth has been discovered at last. It is the country newspaper trust. They trust everybody, get cussed for trusting aud trusted for cussing—and Anally get busted by trusting. Noting the fact that two sweet gir graduates spell their names respective ly "Grayce" and "Edythe," an ex change makes the bold suggestion that "theyr fayther ought to take a gayd auyd haymmer thayt letter ought of theyr naymes." Sheriff Rock went to Lewiston this week as a witness in the trial of Dave ■■Southerland, the horse thief whom he captured a couple of weeks since, aud who has turned state's evidence, impli cating several other horse rustlers in that section of the state. 4 "All day the low hung clouds have dropped their garnered fullness down" is a quotation which never applied to Silver City mqre correctly than yester day. Jofin Brumsell, who has been here ever siuce colonel—then plain Bill Dewey, built the flrst house here and deserted Ruby, says he never saw a steadier day's rain. Albert Talion, returning from Lead ville, Colorado, brings back the report With him that James Joyce, for so long ii time the mine.•'blacksmith to De: Lamar, was when Sir. Talion left that city, very low with typhoid fever, from which he had been suffering for sev eral weeks. Mr. Joyce and family t In- eral weeks. Mr. Joyce and family went from De Lamar to Leadville some three years ago. Sampson & Irving, who took the con tract to haul the boiler from the Morn ing Star mine to White Brothers new mill at Flint, not having a wagon big enough for the work, mustered in John £. Brown's big hay team aud lead wagon. They got it loaded and started up Long Gulch, Wednesday, and took it through over the steep mountain grades and wretchedly bad roads, the following day, with Stikes handling the ribbons, bub.raiu prevented them from completing the trip. Peter Steele is here from Wardner, Idaho, arranging to begin the manu facture of cigars. He has rented and fitted up tbe room between the corner saloon aud the millinery store and is all ready to begin work as soon as -he receives the government permit, for which he has applied. We hope he will receive proper encouragement from our smokers, under the policy of patronizing home industries. It won't be fair to encourage fat drummers to come all the way over here from the railroad to sell cigars, made by China men in San Francisco, when you are able to get a good article made by a white mau at home. Mr. James A. Hays, of Boise, has beeu iu town for a couple of days, aud will remain here longer, representing the old reliabe New York Life fnsur / ance company So many policies have heed writteu in Owyhee by Monte B. Gwinn, the state representative of this company and by his agents that it is unnecessary to say anything to shrewd business men concerning this form of investment further than to say that Mr. Hays is showing • new form of policy which the company has brought out which possesses particular advant ages to young men who want to realize ( upon their investments while they are Still living. Let Mr. Hays explain it to you. Savings banks and three per cen t interest? Why, they are not in it I Joe Wilson, the champion driller, base ball player and athlete, now an employee in the Dewey tunnel, but for a long time a De Lamar miner, to-, turned from Boise, Tuesday, whither he had taken and located his family The probate judge, the clerk of the district court, the ex-offloio public ad ministrator and the editor of the Owy hee Avalanche went over to East creek, Wednesday, where they were joined by high private, John Martincourt, and appraised the estate of John Hail, de ceased. Mrs. Stevens and herdaughter, Mrs. Ballard, entertained the distin guished company charmingly while over there. In New York they are organizing a paid Sunday school, teachers of which are to be paid for instructing wayward humanity into the ways of eternal happiness. We always aud peace thought that that system was tatigjit without money, but are compelled to acknowledge the fact that we ore not up-to-date when it comes down to run ning a 20th century Sunday school. W. D. Evans says that he saw all kiuds of water after he crossed Spake River on his recent trip to Salt Lake, that he took in tbe great lake's historic points of interest while there, includ ing the place where Brigham Young walked upon the water, and even went so far as to go to the Salvation Army's mid-night meeting, where Old Sat^n got knocked out the first round amid the beating of the drums. Charles H. Grete, who has been tem porarily Ailing the position of hotel clerk and stage aud express agent at the Idaho just for accommodation, stepped down and out this week to give Bert Swinyard the place, Bert and Mrs. Swinyard having returned from thair Salt Lake trip. Mr. Swinyard will now welcome coming and speed depart ing guests at that popular hostelry, make out way, bills for the big-stages and receive and deliver express pack ages with alt the grace, dignity and good nature required in that position. I , A FEW "CÄrCHls." Why di<j the fly fly? Because the spider spider. Why did the lobster blush? Because he saw the Salad dressing. How did the cake walk? The clam chowder how. Why did the tobacco plug? Because he saw what the cigar ette. Why wasn't the Shamrock second? Because she was built iu nineteen hun dred and won. How does the city hall? By police force. Can the sardine box? No, but the tomato can. Why did the, brandy smash? To make the bar-teuder. Why did the sausage roll? Because it saw the apple turnover, Why didn't the Bronz borough any money? Because the Manbattan-ed any. Messrs. Tim Regan and Dave Adams having made application for patent on the Home Mining claim, the locution of which covers 600 x 1500 feet running diagonally through the center of the town, taking the Idaho hotel, the court house aud all the buildings lying be tween them, it was only a proper pre caution for the owners of the property to require these gentlemen to enter into some sort of an obligation with th- n» to deed it back to tbe owners Recognizing this, Mr. Adams bas re quested the parties interested jo have a paper drawn to fully protect them, which Regan aud he will execute. The Home Miniug claim is on the Morning Star vein »où takes up the grpund be tweeu that claim and the Potosi, south of tpwu. The vein or a small stringer from it showf on the surface in front of the Idaho hotel bar-room door. A sixty fool shaft was sunk on it mauy years ago, just at the corner of the millinery store and is now timbered over in the street. A drift runs north from this shaft under the fruit store Frank St Clair, who was at one time a part owner to this property, has al ways contended that there is a rich shoot of ore on this claim in the very, center of the town. "It is a shame,'' we heard him remark recently, "that at least sixty men are not now working directly under this street." Try Britt for your Dext pair of shoes. When in dbubt, advertise in the Nuooet. Self is the shortest and deepest defi nition of sin. Mrs. Allice Hinkey left Wednesday morning for Nampa. There is no science to lovej it's all art.—Bishop Flenner. Some men put up with a peck of trouble to get 3 pint of beer. The administration'scolonial depart ment is getting Doled out. The specialist doesn't care to use his X-rays on a person who can't raise an X. Ambition is the yéast Which enables a gambling man to rise after be goes broke. The county dads meet next Monday to liquidate the business of the past third quarter. Welcome ever smiles, and Farewell goes out sighing.—Tbe incoming and outgoing politician. Attorney Cunningham gladdeued Nugget office with his presence last Wednesday morning. .. . William Langford, a long time em ployee at Sinker Tunnel, left Wednes day morning for New Mexico. Tom aud Jerry desire to announce too their numerous friends that they will arrive iu this camp about. Xmas. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bachelor of De Lamar, returned Wednesday from- a ;visit to Ontario, Payette, Weiter and Caldwell No man has a right to hunt bar gains in friendship. People got out t>f that notion when your graud-father was a little aid Frank StCIair carried the keys to the county's iron, cage while Sheriff Rook took in the sights of Starbuck while to an iu of as Lewistou this weehfi Another trust, officially stamped, is gettiug to the front in many portions of the state. We hope Owyhee will keep clear from this monster. Dennis Carter has completed hjs road building contract, down ou Sto ker. This piece of- road, only about five hundred feet iij length, cuts off the bad crossing on Sinker where the stage horses were drowned last winter. Teamsters give him the credit of doing a good job. , The best uatured mixologist in the camp is Paul Nelson, au ex-employée of the Trade Dollor company, who is now doing the day shift at Holtgreu's popular sample rooms. Paul has hosts of frieuds in aud about the town who will give him the glad band when they drop in upon him to spend » pleasant hour. Bismark aud his "pets" .cpnducted an open air entertainmeut, in frout of Vic Wiener's paiut shop, the fourth day of the present week. Only a few of us were permitted to witness this unique circus. Biz is up to snuff aud knows a thing or two about the borro kingdom that the average citizen never dreamed of. * » - FR OM MOME. Nugget has received a letter from Rod McMillan, dated Sept. 4th. He speaks of several former De Lamar boys there—Steve Ready, Ola Queen, Billy Hutton and young John Lang— without giving any particulars in re gard to how or what any of them are doing. In regard to himself and part ners, Joe Prout and Tom Brace he says but little about their operations further than to say that they were making money, incidentally remarking that they had recently taken out 45 ounces in one day. Joe Prout was in Kougarok representing their claims thefe. He had only had word fronj him once. Mack makes some very un* favorable comments on Judge Noies, stating that it is the opinion there that he has made big money for selling hi« decisions over and over again, in on« instance reversing himself four times This is in keeping with other reports. Mack says he will become a "sour doe" by remaining in the north over winter, as money can be made working tiie deep claims then. Baker's tailor shop now sports a new ! floor. Ed MoCleerly of Dewey was in town ; last Tuesday. Charley Rogers has returned from his trip to Boise. Ten bars of builion were shipped out on last Tuesday's stage Mr. Gibson is growing a little bunch of whiskers on his chin. Hon Jos. H. Hutchinson has re turned from his trip to Boise. The Brewery Saloon is the place to go for a bigsooouer of beer. Occasions do not make men; they only show what there is in him. Oysters! Our merchants could do a big business by handling them. The world is prepared not to be sur prised at anything in these days. Billy Lacharity was recuperating a couple of days the first of the week. Baker wants to be in on the feast with the follow who swiped his turkey A Chinese gun play was an amusing incident which took' place in ChlDa Town last Sunday afternoon. That a nian with a fad eventually produces something which makes him famous. This does not refer to the Sultan of Turkey. Mr. and Mrs, Charles Hutchinson left fast Saturday morning on a visit to Mr$. Hutchinson 's parents, prom inent residents of Denver, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Huntley and Mrs. Thomas of De Lamar and Miss Hutch inson of Dewey.were in to*n Monday, spending the day calling on friends. Free Bannen was in town this week, paid his respects to this shop aud on leaving, announced himself in favor of an early winter. Free has wood for sale. W. R. Stark left Wednesday morn ing for Caldwell to re-establish his jewelry business. N I'Go et will keep him posted on matters of importance hereabouts. That jolly, and all around That jolly, square, and all around good fellow, A. T. Gordon, is now day man at the Mi tit saloon. Gordy will do the proper thing under all circum stances and invites his friettds and the public to drop in and see him. Leon Shepherd returned last Tues day night from Boise where he was called on account of the illness of his father, who passed away shortly after Uii arrival. Mr. Shepherd was an old time newspaper man, well-known in ttfèeliWS. " ' Markham's troupe went to the rail road last Sunday, enroute west. When Markham strikes 'Frisco, Bob Bridge manu,who manages Wellman, Peck & Co's tobacco business, will be there to greet him with all kinds of cigars— an engagement Markham always looks forward to with a great deal of smoke Deputy Sheep Inspector Duffleld was iu town Saturday, from a visit among tbe bands in the southwestern portion of the county, and left here to go out toward Battle Creek, Blue Creek- aud Duck Valley- He says.the sheep in the the county are to flne condition, being, as far as he has been, free from disease. De Lamar people nf jib knew George M. Alway, printer, musician, comedian, vocalist and elocutionist, for three years with- this paper, are always pleased to hear from him. A lady re cently returned from Leadville in forms ns that she recognized him one Sunday morning on the streets of the Cloud City, with a big bible under his arm, and upon inquiry, learned that he was now a preacher there, expounding the gospel to a large and interesting congregation. Mr. Alway, always of a religious turn of mind, basa heart in him as big as the Chinese empire and as warm as a summer's sunshine, is honest aud earnest and bas hit upon a calling, or has been called to a vocation in which he will doubtless make a hit. We have written a sketch of this versa tile gentleman's checkered life which will appear in another issue of Nuooet A suggestion which is meeting with much approval is to change the name of the Philippine islands to the McKinley islands. ! Pay-day at De Lamar next ; Thursday. The oftener a man is sold the cheaper he looks. A man with push will beat a man with a pull every time. Lots of gamblers would rather lose a dollar than a fy)me. It is useless for a man to try to succeed in life without trying. A man is foolish to be an oyster when spring chickens are worth so much more. Our great and good friend, G. Cleveland, started on a fishing trip yesterday. How shiftless! An easy boss is a hard man to work for. Generally speaking, the hired man has to do all the work. County Attorney Nugent and Sheriff Rock went over to Oreana to-day, looking after some court matters. After having enjoyed years of uninterrupted popularity the russet shoe seems at last to have been laid upon the shelf. W. H. Austin, who spends his summers prospecting in the Elk mountains, headwaters of Bruneau, is hack for the winter. Sir Robert Hicks arrived in town last night tired, troubled and wet: Sir Robert should bear in mind that the rain falls on the just and pnjustand let it go at that. Deputy Sheriff Strode has been out several days, up in the Three Creeks corner of the county, look ing for a fellow well-known here, wanted for a crime committed in Canyon county. Canyon county. Leo M. Lassiner, who for the past few days has been employed as a waiter at the War Eagle, was ar rested yesterday, on a Warrant sent from Boise, charging him with ob taining money on false pretense. Messrs. Larks and Gordon, the musicians, will play for an early closing dance, at Lower Masonic hall, • next Friday night. This dance is given for the purpose of considering a plan of organizing for a series of early closing dances for the season. Poli.icians are getting their heads together for next year's cam paign. The barn-vard will be chock full of s. r. candidates about that time, and the democratic roosters will have to use their spurs if they want to scratch all the gravel. It dolalrs to doughnuts that they will dig a hole under the fence big enough to allow silver feathered roosters to crawl under and participate in a 16 to 1 propo sition, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Talion, who sold their residence in De Lamar, during "the panic," at a panic price, going thence to Leadville, Colorado, returned to De Lamar this week, with tbe con clusion that that camp and its pleas ant people suited them better than the Colorado city. Mr. Talion has been knocked out for several weeks with rheumatism from which he has suffered excrutiatingly. In addition to his sufferings, his wife and their little boy have not enjoyed their usual good health while away, and to add to it all they met with a loss of much of their clothiug and household effects in a Are at Leadville. Mr. Talion is still in such a bad way with rheumatism that he had to be helped to and out of the stage. They are, however, home again among friends, everybody glad to see them back, and the playing out camp which they left strictly to it as a pro ducer, with promise of a new era of prosperity.