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5 Silver City Nugget Î John Lamb, - Editor and Publisher V* V $3.00 Per Year V V V FR1DAY, FEB. 13, 1903. c " ". Additional LocaJs : Hot : Buttered • PopCorn Only 5 Cents : A Sack : (POP CORN) Promptly delivered to Residents of Silver City every evening from 7 to 9—cscept Sundays. EARL TAYLOR The Pop Corn Bot. • Leave : Orders : at Nugget or, Ring : Telephone : No. 26 : It is becoming a question here, what ever could the town do without John S' St. Clair? He is the best clerk of the district court, auditor and recorder in all Idaho: he is ready to modestly, becomingly and gracefully officiate at a burial service when a clergyman is not availble. He has frequently dropped in and helped Nogcjet o u t by standing up to a case and sticking n galley of type or so, and he is called upon in more ways to help people out when in a pinch than any other we know. This week, the Avalanche force being somewhat demoralized, he has thrown himself into the breech, both in the capacity of editor and positor. Whatever could we all do without the clever and at all times obliging John St. Ciair? person com We repeat the question. One Ad would he dreadfully annoying to live so near the railroad." "Oh, I don't know. The sereech of the locomotive is most effective and opportune some times when my wife gets warmed up to a dissertation on my shortcomings." —Chicago Post. nn.ge.—"I should think it SAVED THE BIG SHAFT. Tfce Engineer Whose Skill Saved the Waahlngtun Monument from Falling. If there is a man in the world who might restore the placidity of Ven ice, which has been so disturbed by the fall of the Campanile and the precarious condition of its other fa mous types of architecture, he is the new American major general who is shortly to relieve Chaffe'e of the Philippine command. For it George W. Davis who saved Washington monument from destruc tion, and by the application of his ingenuity solved fundamental prob lems in his unique, off-hand that had battled the highest neering skill of modern times, says the New York Tribune. After the grevt shaft to the fa ther of his country had risen slowly to the height of W7 feet and rested there like a rough factory chimney, an unfinished eyesore for 20 years, congress determined to complete it and gave the job to the army. Built on thj edge of the Potomac marsh, as unstable as the soil of the qiit*en of the Adriatic, the shaft had al ready leaned five feet out of plumb and nobody could be found to set it straight and insure its permanent stability until Davis, lately a quar termaster, then an infantry captain, volunteered to lift the hundreds of tons of masonry back to the per pendicuiar and build under it a foundation that would permit the lifting of its top to the highest point ever attained by a monument erected by man. To hold the soft earth in place he built a huge barrel 100 feet in di ameter around the base and drove it deep into the earth below the tidal level. He bound together the in • closed mass with piles and braces, weighting it all down with stones and concrete, until he had secured a stability that would endure forever. Then he wedged up the monument and put an everlasting foundation under it and finally turned the work over to the engineers under Col. Casey, who eventually set the cap stone 555 feet above the earth. Up to this day the great structure has not moved a hair's breadth and fre quent inspection demonstrates how wonderfully Davis -planned. But as lie cannot be spared from Manila to save Venice perhaps it would be as well for the Venetians to come to Washington and study his triumph. was the manner engi I rrrTTrrTYvvwwwrwvwffw* ww w**fwvvfVT r miscellaneous Iiems. * Marine insurance is first mentioned in 43 A. D. Claudius insured one The Roman Emperor f his ships. It takes a year to visit the islands of Maine if one is visited every day. There are just 365 of them. The spoon is very ancient, and many fine specimens a ; in existence that were used by the Egyptians in. the seventeenth century B. C. The most curious cemetery' is situ ated at Luxor, on the Nile. Here re pose the mummified bodies of millions of sacred cats. Their remains are side by side with the bodies of kings and emperors in mausoleums. Iowa has a law which provides for the confining of habitual drunkards in insane asylums. It is popularly known as "the old toper law," and its en forcement is reported to be having a wonderful effect. Many men who for years clung to the habit of getting drunk regularly have reformed and become more or less useful as citizens. New York city revenues last yearin> cluded $35,250 from concert licenses, $31,800 from theater licenses, $52,000 from a charitable bequest, $20,400 from railroad franchises, $38,540 from licenses, $5C0 from the conscience fund (exclusive of $25 contributed to this ic fund in Brooklyn) and unclaimed salaries and wages to the amount of $24.2(10. What is described as an "ancient drafts board" has been discovered in Crete. It must by all accounts be a fine piece of work, since it is composed of natural crystal, ivory, gold and silver, hut it is by no means unique. Chess, drafts, or the game from which both are derived, was known to nearly all the ancient civilizations, and Greek and Egyptian boards are by no means uncommon. FARM LABOR POORLY PAID. Men in Varions Stales Are Forming: Union to Hefter Their Hard Conditions. According- to the census of 1900 there are 5,321,087 daily wage earners in the United States, and of that number there w ere 1,522,100 who were regularly employed as farm "hands" working hy the day or th, exclusive of farmers ii and operate their own farms. Of late years farming has been yield ing large profits, yet the farm "hands" have received the poorest wages of any eluss of labor in the land. wh The scale of wages paid them is from 80 cents to $1.25 per day, or $20 or $25 per mouth and board. The wages for helpers, extra and regular, amounted to $365,505,921, while the value of farm products was over $4,700,000,000. The average expense for each farm so far as the labor is concerned, was $04 in 1899, while the average value of the products per acre was $4.47. White farmers paid more for their help, on the average for each farm, principally because their farms were larger. Approximately each white farmer paid $71 for his hired help throughout the year. Of course, some of these farm ers did not hire any help at all. har vesting their grain in midsummer alone. But, on the other hand, some of the "big" farmers of the corn and wheat belts paid out from $100 to $500 daily for helpers during the garner ing seasons. It costs more to run sugar farms. $1,985 being paid for each plantation of this kind which harvest ed a crop in 1899. In 1889 the price paid for the running of various cereal and produce farms is given hy the census bureau as follows: Per farm, wheat and grain farms, $76; cotton, $25; to bacco, $51; nurseries, $1,136; vege table. $106; dairy, $105. Besides the regular number of farm helpers about 100.000 are employed in addition during the wheat-cutting sea son in the grain belts. These are known as harvest hands and are paid from $1.50 'to $3 per day. These har vest hands a re now forming themselves into unions for their own protection from overwork and low wages. Many labor unions for regular farm hands are being organized in Indiana, Ohio, Kansas and the southwest. The young man who has made his home on the farm year after year is paid less th any other class of workers. He Ins had longer hours and no vacat ions. He has brought to his employer larger returns for the work than the coal miner, the steel in •orker or Hie mechan ic of ordinary skill. The pense, for instance, on an acre of wheal is $6. Of this $4.10 goes for horse hire, twine, seed. etc., while the is paid to the two men wh total e.Y emainder gather it and the one who plows the soil and sows the grain seeds. The profits up their $1.90 worth of labor yield fr< $5 to $8 to their employer. Corn is pro duced for $5.85 per acre, of $2 25 goes to the man and his team. Generally the horses m i mich are owned by the farmer and the man is getting $20 per month. The duties and 'ages of the farm hand of to-day, it may he seen, are not commensurate with the profits of his employer. t „ „ A Great Onde«. The Detroit river i s the in the e0t worI ( , , KM! i e IJ* fre " h "«ter kuare mile, uS^St^ ^ outlet of the vrv*wTf'i ?v??yyf >t * wt tu ? preserve youthT Plewtr of Pure Wilw, Fmk Fruit« «u»d Vagrtablei, Exerolac, Air nad Snnshln«. ■Flesh food, especially old beef or mutton, carries within it all the ele ments of death and decay. Nuts sup ply all the essentials which are de rived from a meat diet and are infinite ly superior from a humanitarian standpoint. Fruit and nuts form an ideal meal. Fruits and vegetables are valuable factors in retarding age, on account of the large amount of water they contain. As years increase, the proportion of solid constituents in the body is greater than the fluids. This tends to produce stiffness nnd dryness. Plenty of pure water should be taken daily to retard the calcareous deposits and to wash from the system all waste matter. Distilled water is particularly useful for this purpose, as it is a nat ural solvent of the earthy salts which produce ossification. Water external ly and internally,toassist in the carry ing off of waste particles, is one of the best agents in holding time at bay, writes Stella Stuart, in Ledger Monthly. With the frequent use of water should go the thought of purity—with in and without. Feel that the sparkling fluid is eliminating all that is waste, all ill at is diseased and poisonous, all that is old. from the system. Try to realize youthful freshness flowing in to fill and rejuvenate every pore of your being. Do this with every glass of water you take. Forget your face and cease to count yotir birthdays. When your system is cleansed fromim purities, not by drugs, but by Nature's gifts of water, air and sunshine, then it. will he time to attend to your face. While constipation exists, while effete deposits (old age) are poisoning your system through the circulation, you will be old. No facial massage will re juvenate you. Constipation is the greatest foe to womanly beauty, the greatest factor for old age. the most determined enemy of health that exists. Banish it, and the process of regeneration will have begun. Body, massage worth all the drugs ever compounded, and rout this foe of youth and beauty. The daily stirring up of the vital organs nnd plentiful drinking first requisite for retaining or regain ing youth. f water is the HOW HE WAKED HER UP. Dratal Experiment of a Facetious I lu* band Who Telia Funny Stories Ln lied. The man who won't take the time to work off any conversation upon his wife until after they are in bed, and who then begins to tell her the day's stock of funny stories after she is too sleepy to slay a that she always goes to sleep on his hands while he is talking to her, had an awfully funny one t ake. SO relate unto her after he had doused the glim and crawled into bed a few nights ago, relates the Washington Cost. "fin! ha! ha!" he gurgled, as he settled hack on his pillow—his wife had been in bed for about 15 minutes then. "Ifea'rd a «lii Dandy of a story about Hilly Fantoids this after ems that Hilly took it into his head to g river one afternoon last It noon. fishing up the week, and, B'jing. he hired a leaky skiff over in G Borget the hiaircd tiling was leaky. Well, when he had rowed out to the middle of the river, why, he—" stage of it the narrator nn exceedingly gentle feminine snore alongside of him. "TV.jce. if she hasn't gone to sleep on me again." he said to himself, grievedly. "are yo There was no reply. wonder she couldn't just be enough to keep awake while a fellow's telling her a good story, anyway," he growled to himself, and then he had a sudden idea. "Well," he proceeded, in precisely the same tone that he had employed in starting out to tell his story, "as I was 'ii without knowing that At this heard ag "Mary," he said, aloud, I awake?" "Huh! civil funny saying, this swell queen that gave me the g< -goo eye un F street this afternoon weighed about 158 pounds, and she from the ground up. too, I'm n-tell .von, and she had the swaggerest hunch of golden hemp and the nif violet as built eyes you ever saw-, at and so when 1 that; pranced up to her and asked her if I hadn't met her somewhere and then t around the corner to have a bite of lobster and a >k her little something to drink and a quiet little chat, whv we—'' "John Forwhich, how dare you have the hardiness to lie there and eonff s such outrageous things to his wide-awake spouse broke in just at tills psychological moment, and then he had t me!" spend a good of the night t i• . nly fooling in order to see if she would wake up and it is not altogether a cinch that she isn't suspicious of him yet, at that. part of the remainder explaining t her that he wa s I m> ? ? >? THIS IS HOW THEY LOOK : i%r * 4 SI g* . 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Store First Eccr Fast of Post Office All Repairing Neat and Skill fully Done. WKite Front v 5" A C C N v R. H. 1VALKER, Prop'r. Carnes me ilnest liue>f— Wines, Liquors Clea,r Havana and Domestic CIGARS To be found in the City Your patronage solicited und courte ous treatment guaranteed.