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s c NOT THE LARGEST BUT THE BEST J* Number 4l Silver City, Owyhee County, IdaJio, February 20, 1903 M ff ,Ty * VV¥VVyr * <> ' VVV **' ,v ^ rir Volume Xll »f»fTTVTffff? LOCAL. PERSONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS Matters of Importance, Truthful and Imaginary, Rounded Up by Nugget. Jap Spencer has returned from a trip to Boise. Grand ball bv the Order of Wash ington, Monday, Feb. 23. Veuetiau Graniteware, Coalbuckets and some new brooms at T. H. Philipp.' Fred Gerling returned from Pooo tella last evening. He reports his wife yet quite poorly. Attorney Cunningham goes to Boise iu the morning to attend to legal bus iness before the U. S. land office. Mrs. Rev. Kennedy, of DeLamar, was the guest of Mrs. Fanny Taylor the early part of the present week. Mrs. Wm. Summers was an ontgoiug passenger for Boise this morning, where she will visit with friends for a time. Dr. Fairchild and Druggist Brock man came up from DeLamar, Wednes day evening, for a sleigh ride and brief visit. Big, hearty George Rasner, mayor of South Mountain, came over to .Silver City, Wednesday, to shake hands with friends in town. A few old scandal mongers in this section are said to be rolling a couple of delicious morsels under their will ing, wagging tongues. Mrs. Hastings and daughter Carrie went to Nampa this morning to par ticipate in festivities attending the opening of the Dewey Palace. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Bibbius arrived home, Monday, from a visit at Boise. Mrs. B. did not make her contempla ted eastern visit as announced. Sheriff McDonald returned, Monday, from a visit to Boise and Nampa. He says he did not mingle much with the law makers or try to put them on the proper track, while at the capital. Dr. Worthington, in addition to' his troubles with a severe siege from blood poisoning has had a wres tle with a good old-fashioned bad cold since his return from Boise. The report that Botkin, Moe and Fisher are preparing to start a cat rancli in the spring is probably a ca nard, although there were some indi cations of it a few days since. Mesdames Mills aud Worthington were obliged to wait over four days at Waitsburg, Wash., enroute to Moscow, with attacks of lagrippe. Last ad vices were to the effect that they were convalescing. W. H. Din mo re, an inspector of Chi nese, from San Francisco, is a visitor here today, looking after the claims of All Gin and Ah Hook, who wish to de part for China and deeire return cer titicates as merchants. Last Sunday being the anniversary of the institution of the Knights of Pythias ledge at DeLamar, the mem bers of the order there attended reli gious services that evening in a body, aud listened to an interesting sermon delivered by Rev. G. W. Kennedy, touching upon society organizations and iheir influences. Rev. C. E. Helman, the M. E. pastor at Caldwell delivered an most excellent sermon at the school house, Silver City, last Monday evening, to-a very atten tive audience. His text was taken from Revelations, 21-7: "He that over cometb shall inherit all things and I will be his God and he shall bé my son." From first to last everyone was wrapt attention. Following the sermon holy sacrament was served which was parta ken by several. Rev. Kennedy ably assisted in the services. Miss Dora Rowett presided at the organ. Rev. Helman was here as presiding elder protein. Ha reports the work being done by Rev. Kennedy in this parish exceptiouallv satisfactory and that the financial assistance rendered by our citizens much improved from that of former years, up • DE LAMAR ITEMS On Sunday, we had a delightful ser vice on the occasion of the Knights of The Knights Pythias anniversary, turned out iu goodly numbers and marched to the church in a body, ae Rev. coinpanied by their friends. Kennedy preached an eloquent ser mon, prepared for the occasion, with the church well filled. A picked up choir, with William Sampson as leader Miss E. Varker at the organ, and Eli Bandfleld, vioiinest, rendered two beau tiful anthems, giving the audience great pleasure. Mrs. Baxter, who had accepted a place as waitress at the DeLamar, was called to her home at Idaho City, to at tend a sister at that place who is ill with pneumonia. Mr. Simeon Gundray, blacksmith at the DeLamar mines, left last week for Cornwall, England, to visit his wife' whose health has been bad for some His two sons, Joe aud Tom, time past, remain here. James W. Pascoe, who went to Ari zona some weeks ago with the hope of recuperation, he having beeu in very poor health for a long time, returned last Friday, showing no signs of im provement. Closed I Old Hostslery Closed m: The old Jordan Valley hotel, which has sheltered, fed aud entertained the stockmen, ranchers, cowboys and stran gers for a long generation; where the genial and popular Billy Williams played host for so long, and Mrs. Will iams, after her husband's decease, kept up the popularity of the establishment, with big-hearted Nick Maher for man ager, and which was sold to J. M. Din widdie two years ago, has closed its doors, Mr. Dinwiddie having gone in with Jacob Schaas in the running of the newer and more modern Hotel Mauop jle, a little further down the street. But the bustling village of Jordan Valley, with its big trade with rancli and cattlemen, who in days of yore have enjoyed the genial compan ionship to be found under the roof of that same old Jordan Valley Hotel will miss the old place. 1. 2, 3. 4. 5. A Humane Act 6. 7. About a dozen horses were caught by the snow ou War Eagle mountain and last Monday Charley Winchester and Johuny Jones went up there to rescue them. They were on a point under Stormy hill, near the South Cen tral mine. When the boys got up there they found only four of them alive, the others haviug succumed to starvation and cold. By keeping on the ridges as much as practicable, they managed to get the poor, weak ani mals out to broken trail and brought them to town. The next day they took them down to Gilmore's ranch, on 8. 9. Sinker Creek. Jack Hogan had called attention to these animals being suow ed in up there nearly a month ago. An effort should have been made to save Winchester and Jones thorn sooner, had a hard undertaking and deserve credit for their work. School Exa.mine>.tio.t The next quarterly teachers' exam nation for first, second and third grade certificates will be held iu Silver City and iu Riddle, Idaho, Feb. 26, 27 aud 28, 1903. Questions in school law will be takeu from chapter XXXI aud the state constitution, article XVIII. Mirtle M Hastings, County Superintendent. MUS. KNAPPS NICE RECEPTION A Highly Enjoyable Affair — Pupils All Did Them selves Proud. Her The invited guests who were present at the musicale and entertainment given by Mrs. Charles E. Knapp, Sat urday afternoon, iu which her class of pupils participated, declare it the most delightful treat of its kind ever given here, and say that the long program was carried ont most charmingly, and express a wish that Nugget print it in full, which we do below. Some of the pupils have not had very long tuition but exhibited degrees of proficiency quite unexpected of them, while oth ers, longer under the teacher's charge approached perfection in rendition of their numbers. While it may seem in vidious to make special mention of numbers rendered by any of the pupils, it will not be out of place to speak of the parts taken by some who have long beeu under .Mr. Knapp's tutorage. Of these Mattie Heer and Florence May came in for special praise. Some of the little tots were simply charming. The wee little grandaughter of the hos tess, 2 % Years old, Atia Elaine Elmer, wiusome as u fairy, standing on a chair beside her grandma at the instrument, sang "Our Baby'' so sweetly that the little song and the charm of song and the singer will uot soon be forgotten. Little Laona Grete and Little Lillian Evans were others of the wee tots whose dainty charms apd sweet little songs were most delightful. A dainty luncheon was served by the hostess to her guests. It would take a string of choicely selected adjectives aud superlatives to repeat all the nice things Nugget lias heard about the en tertainment. Following is the program, not one number of which was missing or un appreciated: 1. Song—"Our Baby" Atla Elaine Elmer ...._Gottsehalk 2, "The Last Hope" Mrs, Chas. E. Knapp 3. lmet—"LeCarnlval De Venise" Florence May and Alice Connors. 4. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (vocal). Charlotte Stevens. 5. "O, Fair Dove! O, Fond Dove (Vocal). .Gatty Mrs. William Williams. Czerny 6. "Beulah's I'olka. Kootssohn Esther Evaus. 7. "If the Waters Could Spetk as They Flow." Graham (Vocal) Mrs. John St. Clair, 8. "Humpty Dumpty" (Schottische) Engleman Florence May. 9. "German Melody". Palmer Laura Morgan. 10. "Summer's Farewell".. Mattie Heer. Poppen II. "Sunshine Waltz". Geibel Leona Grete. 12. " Sounds from the Ball". .. Alice Conners. .Gillett 13. _"Broom Waltz" Orth Lillian Evans. 14. "Elfin Waltz" Winner Edna Larson. 15. Duet—"Isador Waltz". Esther and Lillian Evans. 16. "Gems from LaTraviata". Miss Lottie Lewis. Nason .Verdi 17. "I'll Be Your Mamma Today" (vocal)_ .Keushaw Leona Grete. 18. "We Parted by the River Side. Miss Dora Rowett. Grobe 19. "Loreley" . Silcher Mrs. William Williams "Heather Rose" Lange 20 . Florence May. 21. "Gus8ie Waltz". Spencer Esther Evans. 22. "Rogues March, Drum' Dout Lillian Evans. 23. "Colton Blossoms" Hall Mattie Heer. 24. "Ever of Thee" Schumann Laura Morgan. 25. "Old Oaken Bucket".. Mrs. John St. Clair. Durkee 26.—"Orvetta Waltz". Spencer Alice Conners. 27. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars (Voeal).. .Macevoy Edna Larsen. 28. «'Mirth* Op. 135.Flowtow Miss Dora Rowett. Gatt y 2». "True Tili Death" (Vocal) . Mrs. William Williams. Verdi 30. II Trovatore Miss Lottie Lewis. Yates 31. "Fairy Walts" Laura Morgan. Yates 32. "Oriole Walts" Charlotte Stevens. .White 33. "Evangeline" (Vocal). Mrs. John St. Clair. Wely 34. "Titania". Mattie Heer. 35. Dnet—" Waves of the Ocean".Blake Lottie Lewis and Dora Rowett. Weather R-eport v for week ending Feb. 19: Maximum temperature 42. Minimum temperature -6: Total precipitation, 0. Total snowfall, 0. No. days cloudy, 0. No, days partly cloudy, 0. No. days clear, 7. Prevailing wind, direction west. A. E. Farmer Local U. S. Weather Observer. R.oll of Honor For the month ending Feb. 13— Frank Cavanev Lewis Grete Alice Connors Leona Grete Carrie Hastings Edna Larsen Dora Rowett Olivo Hicks James Brown James Daly Richard Hawes Emily Brown Mattie Heer Mary Hicks Florence May Hilda Stuart Maria Burrough Miriam Morgan Hazel McKinnon Sue Evans Laura Hoteling Mignon Miller Ted Connors Homer Perkins Norman Larsen Frank Heer Esther Evans Margarete Slattery James Slattery Arthur Mav Russell Adams Earl Bachman Laura Morgan Lillian Evaus Louise Hicks Louise Hicks Filed for R_ocord Feb. 14—Trade Dollar Consolidated Mining Co; proof of labor on No. 2 placer claim. Feb. 16—Charles Forney to Martha E. Forney, deed; consideration $5.00; two dwelling hSuses in the town of Dewey. Feb. 18—Mary E. Shirley to George Newell, deed; consideration 81; tract of land in Sec. 27, T.1N., R.3W.,B.M George Newell; notioes of location of the Diana Oilena lode claims; notices of location of the Boise, Fulton, King and Faben oil claims; notices of two right locations; notice of reservoir site. Death of Henry T. Handy, Nampa Judge George H. Handy received a telephone message from Nampa, yes terday morning, announcing the sad den death of his father during the night. Mr. Handy, whose age was 71 years, had been enjoying his usual health, and had up until bed time sat and talked with his wife, retiring to his chamber up stairs, where he slept alone and where his workroom is loca ted, at his usual hour. Not coming down at his usual hour iu the morning, his wife called him, and receiving no response went to his room, found him in bed as if peacefully sleeping, but with the spark of life extinct. Mr. Handy, born in New Yont, in his active days, was one of the most prom inent engineers in the country, having been chief ehgineer of the Nicarauga railway, engineer in the construction of the Rio Grand railways over Mar shall and LaVeta Passes in Colorado and locating engineer of the Oregon Short Line railway, as well as consult ing engineer in many of the great rail way undertakings in the west. He had resided in the west for the past 45 Wilterding left here this morning to years. Judge and Mrs. Handy and Mrs attend the funeral. M ff ,Ty * VV¥VVyr * <> ' VVV **' ,v ^ rir DEWEY BUDGET [Ntjoget acknowledges receipt of the the Dewev Budget, published in our neighboring town down the gulch, and is happy to place the spicy sheet on its exchange list. It devotes its entire pages to locals. We copy from it the following items]: Iron-Jawed Misson has aspirations for the championship of the world He has seut the follow message to Cham pion Jefferies, which is self-explan atory: "Dewey, Ida, Feb. 8, 1902. Jambs J. J'epferies, San Francisco, Cal.—1 will finish fight; or a limited number of rounds,|aiid win your title of 'Champion.' This is ua bluff. I have the bard, cold cash to back my propo sition. Will fight you for 82,000 a side, Contest to be pulled off by the Dewey Athletic association. If answer is not received from you within twenty-four hours, will claim title. Put up or shut up. (Signed) ' Misson Armstrong.*' Powell, the mixologist, is considering the advisability of keeping on touch with the times. He said he would in all probability follow the prevailing fashion by parting with his mustache. Professor Day. the cornbunionater, has fitted up a suite of rooms at the Hotel Dewey. For the first few days he will operate free of charge on any person afflicted with corns, bunions, etc. He guarantees his patients to either kill the corn or bunion, or take the toe off. James McDonald, senator-elect from Pokesdale is a guest atHotelDewey.The senator informs The Budget that the crops are doing well in his section of the couutry, but have been delayed somewhat, for want of snow in the foothills. Speakiug of the proposed law for the bounty on mag-pies, the senator says that his constituents are for this petitioning h s support for this meas ure, he will therefore feel in duty bound to comply with their wishes. County Commissioner Fisher and Assessor Degan, accompanied by their families, are visiting Mayor Reese's family. Jim says they will bear watch ing, as he knows the reputation of Fisher and Degnan far too well, as la dy-killers, to allow them to have too much freedom around bis home. "Tex," the telephone connabulator, will shortly visit Spikesville. Dame Rumor says that sometiug will be do ing in the harness business, when he returns, Mike Murphy, the German mesmer ist, accompanied by a strong company of Zulu acrobats and minstrels has been billed by Manager Mark Colborn to appear at the "Zero'' theatre next Tuesday evening. Speaking of Mr. Murphy aud his company, the DeLa mar "Prevaricator," a newspaper pub lished once a year, has the following in its last issue: "A large audience of about 000,001 greeted the initial per formance of Mike Murphy and his Zu lu company at the Refrigerator thea tre last Monday evening. Especial ap plause was given to Master Miller and Miss Tommassino Winchesterine, in their great teamstering act, entitled: "My Team is a High-muok-a-muck. The great audience went home iu an orderly manner and perfactly satisfied with the performance. The citizens of DeLamar assure Mr. Murphy and his wonderful company a hearty welcome (down in hades) should they ever visit us agaiu." " Langford and Merryman, the oen trifugan magnetizers, will shortly electrify the citizens of our prosperous village, by starting up a foundry for the benefit of widows and orphans. They have let the contract for the sup ply of 80 widows and 2900 eighteen year old orphans to Electrical Super- . intendent Scott, who will stock up bis generator with sufficient Ohm capac ity to cause a higher voltage in his in cubator, and thereby become able to produce the required number.