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ft When You See It In Nugget It la So r AH Local Mining News Reliably Reported Li $ SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, OCTOBER 30. 1903 NUMBER 25. VOLUME XIII. j| Local JVet&s j Cigar holders at Getchell's. John R. Thomas left here yesterday for his Hailey home. Street Hats at Mrs. J. W. Mills' milli nery parlors. Mr. T. W. Hazen of Seattle, an old time friend of Peter Steele, is here vis iting that gentleman. Sampson <fc Irving have a lot of men and teams changing a stretch of road on tlie Scotch Bob grade. It is made to avoid one steep pull. I The finest line of pipes and smoking articles at Getchell's. Qqunty School superintendent, Miss Hastings is making a general rouud of the county, visiting the schools. Her father is accompanying her. Philipp sells Hot Blast and Airtight beating stoves. Rev. D. H Jones will hold Divine Services next Sunday at II a. m. and 7.30 p.m. Sunday school at 2 p.m At evening services the prizes will be awarded to some of the Sunday School scholars. Mrs. Sampson entertained at cards yesterday afternoon iu honor of Mrs ThOs. B. McKaig of Pittsburg and Mrs. W. A. Coughnour of Payette. The ladies played high five, Mrs. Bibbius wiqning tbe first prize while the con solation prize was awarded Mrs. Mo Cormick. V. F. Nettleton and family took leave of Silver City to-day, Mrs. N. and children going to Jordau Valley to visit Mrs. Frank Swisher for a short time, after which they will join Mr. N. who has gone to Nampa to work with Mr. Cottiugham. Our town can illy afford to spare such people. Messrs .lames Farrel, W. V. Rioe and W.H. Clark, Salt Lake gentlemeu in terested in the Trade Dollar Extension property, were visitors' here duirug the week. They spent sevarl days look ing over various properties in the sur rounding camps and want home ex pressing themselves much pleased with the general outlook. Mr. Thomas W. Cottingham of Pitts burg, interested with the Trade Dollar company, returned here yesterday from Boise, whither he ha 1 gone to meet Hon. Jos. H. Hutchinson, returned from Nome. Miss Nellie Hutchinson came over with him. Mr. Hutchinson has gpne back to Seattle, but will re turn to Boise in a short time. McClung & Son, the Dewey dairyman, have nearlv doubled tbe oow power of their dairy by buying the stock of W. W. Bartow and adding it to their herd Messrs. McCluug are pushers aud now able to. supply all the demands made upon their establishment. They supply the lactael fluid pure and cleau. At present they are short on bottles, but iu a few days will be able again to de liver by that system. We have not learned what business Mr. Bartow will now engage in, but hope it will be something which will retain him here, as he is one of the good people. d' to 3 --THE- EQÜITABLE LIFE Strongest in the World! t- Surplus for Policy' Holders $ 10 , 752 , 996,807 Ait amount larger by many millions than that of any other company. Divi dends paid to policy holders in 1902: $ 4 . 477 , 924.15 A larger sum than has ever before been iu a single year, other companies, or call npou Fml H. Davis, Special Agt. Joseph Pei atilt, MANAGER, dh id by Kates n PM1 Khii >»ny com no higher t For full information, write Boise, Idaho Pierre Building, 'P'RRSS A^T^TOCIA TIOJV MEETS lä JSfO'RTH IDAHO The third annual meeting of the Idaho Press Association, held at Coeur d' Alene City on 19th and 20tb instants and attended by about forty ladies and gentlemen of the newspaper fraternity, wa an interesting event, heartily en joyed by all who attended. Starting from Nampa, where Nugget joined the number attending from the southern part of the State, we had the pleasure of accompanying the delegates to the Grand Lodge meetings of Odd Fellows and Daughters of Rebekah, held at Coeur d' Alene City at the same time. We passed over the Oregon Short Line to Huntington, thence through Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington to Spokane over the Ore gon Railway & Navigation Company's liues, passing through Baker City and the beautiful Grand Ronde Valley and across the Blue Mountains to Pendle ton, where we were switched onto the same company's line to Spokane, rid ing through Walla Walla and the beau tiful aud productive wheat and fruit lauds of Eastern Washington, Dually fetching up at Spokane during the uight. The Chamber of Commerce in Spokane, we beiug scheduled to arrive there at 8 o'clock in the evening, had prepared for us a banquet aud recep tion, but the train not arriving until 3 o'clock in the morning, the persistaut aud hospitably inclined gentlemeu staid up to meet and pay us every at teution. Leaving Spokane in the morn ing we rode over a branch of the North ern Pacific railway forty miles to the thriving young town Coeur d' Aleue Cigars of the choicest brands at Getchell's. Superintendent Titus has completed building a residence at the California property, on War Eagle and he and Mrs. Titos have takeu up their abode therein. The Ruth mining claim, belonging to the estate of Bart Russell, deceased, was sold by Mrs. Weston, public admin istrator, last Friday upon a sealed bid. The highest bid, $605, was made bv C. D. Campbell of Hailey. Rev. G. W. Kennedy arrived back to resume his duties at DeLamar and here, a week ago. He will preach in Silver City next Sunday at the usual hour. Mrs Keunedy will remain in Baker City with her son, for the present. Several Chicago gentleman, accom panied by Mr. L H. treason, oue of the owners aud incorporators of the Mc Kinnon M iues company are reported to be now on their way here to look at that property aud resume orerations. The controversies and legal battles golug on for so long in Butte, Vfout., between the various interests control ling the mines of that great copper camp have at last reached a climax so serio that uot only the city but the entire statb of Montana with its varied interests is involved. The shut do wn of the miues and smelters, throwing not less than 15,000 workingmen out of employment, is a serious condition of affairs to contemplate. Hon. Fred H. Davis, who has beeu here for the past week visiting his friehds, has been appointed a special ageut for the great Equitable Life In surance Compauy, for which he is now working UDder Gen. rault, state manager of the company for Idaho. Mr. Davis is now talking life insurance to beat the band, but unlike some agents who have done .business here, he oonflnes his state ments to facts aud all polioies taken out through him will be found iu strict conformity with the represent ations made. The Equitable Life is claimed to be the strongest insurance company in the world, haviug au enormous surplus for policy holders and paying out auuually a greater sum in insurance than any other company. A policy in the Equitable is as safe as any investment iu the world. Hon. K. I. Perkv was here from Mt. Home Monday on business pertainiug to the estate of the late Abram Robiu I son. He was met here by John H. I Pinkston aud Henry and Abe Robiu City. Here we found all the residents of the charming town bent on extend ing to the hundreds of Odd Fellows and Daughters of Rebekab and to the smaller gathering Of Idaho newspaper people the most generous hospitality. The two fine hotels being taxed beyond their capacities, rooms in the best pri vate residences were opened for the visitors, and all were comfortably pro vided. As to Coeur d' Aleqe City: It is a prettily located towq of about 3000 population at the foot of tbe lake of same name reaches of water in all the West. It is simply an irregular tfash ' u the sur rounding hills and (aountains where the Spokane river hail been slackwat ered for 60 or more miles by a natural obstruction, forming i lake from a few hundred yards to one hr more miles In width, tbe contour of the land forming many beautiful bays hlong its sbores> and dark green forests of pine, fir, cedar aud tamarack coming down every where close to the water's edge and giving a green tifige to the lake. It is all surpassingly beautiful. On its shores are already built many cottages where people of Spokane make sum mer homes. As the years go on its shores will be lined With homes as pic turesque aud inviting as those on the borders of ( 'omo or Vtfindermere. Ad joining the town is frort Sherman, a abandoned military post, with bar racks, officers quartets and residences, stables, lawns and pat ail e grounds, all vacant and unuer charge of caretakers. one of thé most beautiful now Letters of administration were taken out by Mr. Pinkston ou the es täte of the elder ME Hobiosou, who died nearly four ye,rf ago, leaving h» property by trust deed to hisBon,Sant, to be sold aud divided amoug the heirs, And now that the property is about to be disposed of, some has arose in regard to the divisiou, | wliioh seems to have made it advisable j that an administrator be appointed. Johu McNalley, an industrious and well liked old man who occasionally iudulges too freely with Irish disturb ance. One of these spells overcame him Saturday eveuing, and with a big gun. be made things lively for- a while. In an attempt to get the guu away from him, John F. Nugent came near gettiug a charge from its conteuts. Finally watchman McGougb managed to seize and wrench it away from him the guu being discharged during the tussle, sending a bullet through a bar counter but doing no further damage. The man was locked up, aud on Mon day Judge Leonard imposed on him a fine of $25, which was paid hy Forney and Sampson, and he went back to wora on the road on Scotch Bob. son. wauderstauding l I DeLamar Notes. Some months ago a complaiut was filed before Justice of the Peace Mitch ell at DeLamar. charging Prince D. Atbearu with cruelty to animals iu beatiug, maltreatiug and killing a horse aud a warrant was issued for his arrest But he, gettiug au inkling of the mat ter, skipped over the line into Oregon, where he remaiued unmolested until two weeks ago, perhaps thinking the matter had been forgotteu, he returned. He was promptly arrested, gave bond for his appearance for trial and the case was tried on Tuesday. The evi dence showed that he had deliberately beaten one of his poor, starved horses to death with a club. He was adjudged guilty and a sentence that he pay a fine of $200 and be committed to jail for six mouths was given him. While the sen tence may be regarded as somewhat severe, the brute who received it gets but scant sympathy from the residents of DeLamar, where the manner in which he has starved and abused his horses has beeu a subject of geueral comment for several years past. A mau who is so unmerciful to his beasts need expect no mercy. Tom Brace, one of the DeLamar trio piling up fortunes in the far away north, has written a letter to his This reservation of several hundred acres of nearly level land, covered with tall, graceful pines, would be an ideal place for a national soldiers' borne, and it has been suggested that the govern ment make it such. Coeur d* Alene City is essentially a Up the lake and the lumber town, confluent rivers are tbe very select of the lumber forests of Idaho. It is esti mated that not less than fifteen billion feet of saw timber readily reached from tbe lake tributaries—and the lake it self is a uatural boom for the logs— can be drawu to mills on its shores. There is now one mill iu the towu with 125,000 per diem capacity and auother with double that capacity being built. There are three or four other large mills iu that immediate vicinity. Besides the steam railway now con necting tbe city with Spokane, an electric railway is now nearly complet ed from that place, which will give an hourly passenger service. That the shores of this beautiful lake will be come the outiug place for tbe people of the "Queen City of the Inlau I Em pire'' oue cannot doubt. The surround ing forests are filled with game aud the green waters teem with game fish. This is the reason why the residents of Spo kane dislike the game laws of Idaho. But we have already stretched this sketch beyond reasonable limits with out a mention of the wonderful young city thirty-four miles away. We will teav- what we wish to say about tbe Queen City aut.il another time. friend Dave Blakely, iu which he states that he, Mr. McMillen and Prout have returned to Nome, from Koogarak, and will spend the winter working a daisa which they own, three miles from tbe city. They have doue well on their Koogarak pioperty. | from Nome, and he says the wrappers j wore hastily ripped off and the con They got Nugget in batches while away tents eagerly devowred in every in Mr. Prout's wife and boy are stance. with him aud will winter in Nome M. A. Latham who has for two sum mers superiuteuded work at Scales' Cyanide mill at Wagontown, left there Tnesday. He, after spendiug a few days with his brother, at Murphy, will go to Grass Valley, Cal. to work dur ing the winter, in a cyauide mill. Mrs. Cbas. Rodda and daughter Valera have returned from Boise, whether they went during the late Mr. Davey's illness to be with Mrs. Rodda's sister during her bereavement. Wedding bells. Rumor says, will ring out for three popular DeLamar couples next month. And another former DeLamar lad will hitch on with another DeLamar lassie at Caldwell during the same moon. Here's best wishes for all of them. In From Camp Opportunity. R. C. Facer, manager of the Golden Opp. M. & M. Co., came in from Camp Opportunity today and in con versation with the reporter of this paper, stated, that the miues of the Company are looking better as devel opment work progresses. Tbe work is being carried on just as fast as circumstances will permit upon all the Company's properties. As a re sult of hard and satisfactory work, he feels justified in startiug operations on a larger scale. The ore body on the "Cycle Claim." for which patent is now being applied, is large with au abuudance of ore iu sight, and he has no other reason to believe that it will not bear up well under development. Work is still progressing in sinking the Opportunity shaft and the tunnel on the vein of the Golden Reward group will be continued until a gravel working depth is attained, then suit able buildiugs will be constructed for winter, so that development may con tinue throughout the winter. The fine showing made in these properties has encouraged other mine owuers in that vicinity, to take up further devel opment on their respective properties. "Dtjlrici Court A > > ^ ft O T E S The case of John R. Thomas, admin istrator, against J. C. Connors and Michael Hock, tried in the District Court, was decided on Saturday last in favor of the plaintiff. The actiou was brought by the plaintiff, through his attorney, R Cunningham, in Decern-' ber, 1902. for the recovery of the land and improvements on South Sinker Creek known as the Dick Thomas ranch. The evidence showed that Richard J. Thomas located the land in question about the year 1884 and fenced about 100 acres by the natural canyon rim rocks and by substantial fence, took out ditches, built a house and planted quite a large orchard, cultivated same, and had alfalfa and vegetables growing ou the land for. some years prior to 1896, at which time he and his wife mysteriously disappeared, the circum stances indicating that they had been murdered—a mystery still unsolved. Mr. John R. Thomas, the plaintiff and a brother of the missing man, then a resident of Hailey, was notified and came to the ranch, made all possible efforts to learn of t)is brother's fate and after some time, upou a hearing by the probate court, he was appointed administrator of the estate of Richard Thomas and took possession of the ranch and property. He leased the rauch that year to a Mr. and Mrs. Mur ray and later to Mrs. Murray for a share of the fruit aud crops. He had not seen her or renewed any lease after 1899 aud stated he did not learn that she had given up the property until August, 1902, when he found the land iq possession of Louis Herback, appeared that Mrs. Murray sold to A. DeLap in 1898 or 1899, DeLap sold to Herback in 1901 aud he conveyed and turned over ttie property to James Brooks iu 1902. Brooks died before the action was commenced and Michael Rook bought the laud at Brooks' ad ministrator's sale with express notice ministrator's sale with express notice of the action in court pending and that he was buyiug the lawsuit. He defend ed on the claim that Richard Thomas was not dead and had abandoned the land—and because it was unsurveyed public laud, it was free plunder for any one who wished to enter it when they found tbe bars down or the occupant It also appeared that after Mr. away. Rock bought it, Frank Trammel had some deal with him for an interest in it. aud that he had posted notices of placer location in the orchard, hoping to hold it as a placer claim if they fail ed otherwise. Plaintiff was represented by R. Cun ningham and J. F. Nugent was attor ney for the defendant found iu favor of the plaintiff and gave judgment for restitution of the propar ty and for costs against tbe defendants. The moral showu by this odes should not be lost by many in this vkänity who appear to think they can seize the improvements aud property of others on public land if the owners are absent. Also that it is uot a safe or wise policy to buy law suits. Mr. John Thomas, the plaintiff, has been a respected citizen of Owyhee county most of the time since 1872; he was foreman at the Black Jack mine for many years until last August wheu he and his estimable wife moved to Hailey where they now reside. He left for home on Thursday morning, leaving his business with bis attorney, Mr. R. Cunningham, during bis absence. The court The trial of Jasper Spencer vs J. M. Morgan, appealed from the Probate Court was the only case comming up in tbe District Court, last week on which a jury trial was had. Speucer had obtained a judgment for $299 aud costs against Morgan iu the lower court for damages for permitting a herder to graze a baud of sheep within the two mile limit of thp former's rauoh. The case was appealed to the District Court, retried aud the judg ment in the Probate Court conrfimed. Mrs. J. \V. Mills bas a nice line of lace shawls and scarfs. Call aud exam ine them. The prices are right, FOR RENT—A neat three room house, located near the school house. Inquire of John Wagoner.