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U r r r Silver City Nugget C So] All Local Mining News Reliably Rep ;rted When Vou See It In Nugget Ii Is ft VOLUME XIII. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, NOVEMBER 6, 1903 NUMBER 25. X Local and Versonal fiebus "PicKed by Our K^eporter XShU WeeK. Cigar holders at Getchell's. Jim Weiss is taking orders for tur key this week. Street Hats at Mrs. J. W. Mills' milli nery parlors. There was a social dance at the Black Jack Thursday night. The-flnest line of pipes aud smoking articles at Getchell's. Mrs. M. M. Rogers, who has been vis iting here, returned to her home at Nampa last week. Andy Carter expects to leave today for Warren, Idaho, where he has ac cepted a position as engineer. The absence of the editor, suddenly called to Boise Wednesday, will have to be taken as an excuse for the shortage of local matter iu this number of Nug get. The owners of the Rooster Comb mines, nine miles north of DeLaman are having a sample lot of fifteen tons hauled to the DeLamar mill to be creat ed by the cyanide process. Rev. D. H. Jones will hold divine ser vice next Sunday at 11 a. m. at the St. James' Episcopal church. This will be the only service during the day and all are cordially invited to attend. Sun day school at 2. p. m. The residence of Judge Ailsh'e of the supreme court of Idaho was destroyed by fire last week at Lewiston. Very little of the household effects were sav ed aud the Judge's loss is estimated at $ 6 , 000 . Miss Nellie Johnston returned to her home at Reynolds last Sunday after several weeks visit with bereister, Mrs. John Purcell, of this city. Miss Maggie Caveney accompanied her home for a brief visit. Rev. D. H. Jones will hold divine ser vice next Sunday evening at 7:30 p. m. Mrs. Jones will also sing the gospel. All are cordially invited. Mr. Jones will hold service every second Sunday evening of the month at Dewey. We have no fault to find with the weather clerk this fall, for he has cer tainly favored us with some of the most beautiful weather ever known iu Owy hee county, but it will not be loug un til we will feel the chilly breath of win ter; and the drifting snow and howling wiud will cause us to wonder what we did with our summer's wages. R. S. Hawes, deputy game warden for Owyhee, reports returns made by the justices of the peace for game li censes issued by them in the county at 253, with one J. P. with two books of licenses issued to him by the county treasurer not reporting. The people here approve of the preseut game law and take out licenses to capture the bloomin' sage heu or lure the wily trout most cheerfully. Mr. S. B. Longfellow returned here Monday and is negotiating with the owners of the Banner group of mines for the purchase of that well known property. As this is considered one of the most valuable groups of properties in the camp, and everybody is anxious to see it developed, it is hoped a deal will be consummated by which it will fail into the bauds of parties with the means to prove it up. Levi Staples, a pioueer of Lost River died at Mackay last week. Mr. Staples conducted a general merchandise store at Houston for a score of years and moved his busiuess to the new town of Mackay when that town was located He had beeu iu poor health for the past few years and had attained the age of 70 years. The deceased was well known by all the prospectors aud * miners in that iulaud country, Q. F. Lambert, who has been busy for several weeks delivering vegetables and apples from his fruitful little Sink er creek ranch, hauled his last load for the season in Saturday, look a day older thau he did when he was charcoal contractor for the mines y here, a score of years ago, and he owns up that he is scratching around fora long-haired partner, oue from Massa- ! chusetts preferred. He does not Philipp sells Hot Blast and Airtight heating stoves, , The Poorman Company is pulling the pumps and machinery out of the mine, Mr. and Mrs. Bergham and family have decided to locate in Silver City this winter. FOR RENT—A neat three room house, located near the school house. Iuquire of John Wagoner. Miss Dora Mills of Wagontown is visiting her sister. Mrs. T. D. Fry of this city. Mike Welch of Dewey was initiated into the mysteries of the Rebekah de gree Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. George Glass of |Pleas and Valley aud Mrs. Skinner Cal., are friends. George W. Stoddard has suspended work on the Fostoria iu Flint for the winter. Mr Stoddard is having the ore hauled in to be shipped to Denver. Findlay McKenzie, many sheep in Malheur and Owyhee counties, was a business visitor here during the front end of the week. Anybody can tear down; the difficult, thing is to build up. faults aud defects; the hard tbiug is to do better yourself. F. C. Clemens left Tuesday morning for his home in Denver. He expects to return iu the spring to resume develop ments in the South Mountain district on an exteusive scale. That Kausas man who is committing the bible to memory is no doubt one of the sort of fellows who think it task to split a little wood for the kitch en fire when his wife is busy at some thing else Mr "f Napa visiting their Silver City the owner of Anyone can fiud a sore Mr and Mrs. Peter Steele drove to Jordan Valley thé fore part of the week, Mr. Steele attending to business in connection with his cigar factory here Steele's cigars are having quite a run in this vicinity and well they deserve it. smokes. Trade Dollar Extension is progressing! ! nicelv and working with as immi «,.1 ! He is putting up good Celery four feet tall, and stalks of rhubarb four feet high and five inches thick will be exhibited at he World's Fair by the Washington gardners to show the capabiliries of the soil aud climate of the great northwestern state. Many of the greatest men the world has ever possessed started life boys, and by their industry and made for themselves names that the world can never forget. Their example should encourage every young man who is starting out in life. Miss Myrtle Hastings, county super intendent of schools, returned from her visit to the different school dis tricts. the fore part of this week. She reports all schools iu good condit ion, aud the teachers doiug sat.isfact tory work. She speaks highly of the kind treatment received ou the tire some trip amply repaid her for the long aud tiresome, dusty drives, and made her annual round a pleasaut E. W. Johnson, G. M. Parsons and J. Lane have returned from Portland where the had gone to arrauge for the building of a boat to ply between Glenn s Ferry aud Bruueau on the Snake. The craft will be 55 feet long with a 12 foot beam aud a deck 14 feet in width, with a carrying capacity ot 40 passangers and 25 tons of freight. It will have a speed of 15 knots hour. The boat will be in operation in about three mouths. as poor energy one. per Quite a number of of our town pie have gone away, seeking less snowy altitudes for the winter aud this fact together with the black-mailers of this camp, who have caused peo our are nicely and working with as good zeal j as any company iu this mining region. I oue or two new companies to cease operations on claims for a time at least, makes camp appear quiet to straugers com ing iu lately, yet the Blaine aud Trade Dollar Consolidated Mines which have for years produced their millions as rich today as they ever were. The Billy McPheters Of Oreaua brought iu a load of chickens Thursday. Cigars of the choieest brands at Getohell's. Doii't Knock. If there is a chance to boombusiuèss, boom it. If a stranger comes to town, don't pull a long fade and get sour at the stomach, but Idok pleasant, get a smile on on your face and show him foi are happy and prosperous. If he asks you about your town and the min ing in this vicinity, tell him it is the greatest mining town on earth; that bnsiuess conditions are better and that the people never were in better fiuair cial condition than ever before in the are history of the camp) that the mines not only large and rich, but deep min ing has proven them to be great bonan zas, paying their owners millions of dollars. For they have, mulish about it. Don't kick. Don't get Don't roast. Be jolly and pleasant, good word for everyone; its dead easy. When a man with a rich undeveloped property comes in, don't try to down him. Have a Hide your little hammer and look wise; be friendly, ruffled way, speak kindly of your friend aud of his property, and of the rnuuity in general. Iu a calm uu com Be a good fellow aud soon you'll have a whole procession following. No man ever helped him self by knocking other people. Realize that real success does not lie in the mischief dene with the hammer. Peo ple thesedays dou't appreciate a knock er. Don't get jealous; you can't climb the ladder of wealth by destroying it. Dou't tread on other peoples their corns may be tender. Remember all men are not alike; once iu a while you may find two who are very much alike, but some are different, be the only dirty shirt iu the wash. If you don't like their style let 'em alone. But don't knock, end of fun iu miudiug your own busi ness aud it makes other people like you better. Nobody gets stuok on a knock corns; Don't There is no er. Hard old sitters and stove ers who have no business of their own, generally use a hammer with both hands and hit hard, tiou to knock is too great, and you can't resist, try sheep herding—it may cure you. But don't Knock. warm If your inclina Biggest City Buys Waterworks. Probably the greatest commercial arbitration ever attempted is now in progress iu London. In the of municipalizing public ucilties, in which the people of Loudon have been eugaged for decades, the companies supplying London with water have process fought the municipal ownership idea streuously. By act of parlimeut Lon dou recentlv compulsorily acquired the waters of all Loudon water pauies, aud the object of the present arbitrate u was to decide what Loudon shall pay to the greedy porations, which having lost the ilige of plucking the people are now fighting to compel the people to pay esoessive prices for the properties tak en over by the municipality. The figures the arbitrators have to deal with are euormous. The companies altogether claim £48,(XXI,000 '1 he his toric New River Water corn price cor priv compauy, whose shares are the most valuable in the world, alone claim £10,000,000 for its property. The people of London, through the water board, offers to pay about a quarter of the sum the corpoiV atious demand. The arbitration tribunal to which the case has been referred will have a difficult task to settle the controversy. Having purchased the water supplies, Loudon now owns the larger portion of all public utilities. Neither states men nor public now question the installing of municipal ownership of all the public utilities of London. A New Era for Silver City. The time is close at hand when there will be a great revival of the mining iudustry of Silver City and vicinity. It is evident to a casual observer that this mineral section, which has a proud re cord of $100,000,000 of production, is again attracting investors' attention, The astonishing vast wealth of gold and silver that has beeu extracted from a few mines shows that it is one of the richest miuiug sections in America, The large mineral zone is known now extend from War Eagle mountain the east and south to Florida and De Lamar mouutaius on the west, and Camp Opportunity and Little Sugar Loaf mountain on the north. on A min ing man having gone over this virgin ground and seeing the marvelous out croppings, cannot but feel enthusiastic aud speak iu the highest terms of its future. There is ample evidence which cannot be discredited, that there still a great many undeveloped prop erties, that with a small outlay of capi tal cau be made profitable producers. Those interested in properties shoul > hold out inducements, and work indus triously to bring their respective prop erties to the attention of out-side capi talists who are eagerly waiting for good Several are investments. mining men from the East aud West have been making inquiries as to the mining sources of this district, with a view to taking hold aud furuishiug all necssary capital to open up aud develop favor able properties. Many of the inquiries have beeu swered to the effect that the opportun ■ ities for miuiug here are greater than iu any other mining country in the entire west; that there is no richer or promising mineral district to be found any where iu the mining world; that the development work done iu uearly every instance has proven the extent aud character of the ore bodies and showing that the ore chutes re an ex teudiug down are Stroug aud perma nent, aud grow richer in values as depth is attained. This has been fully demonstrated by the Sinker tunnel, which, at a depth of 2200 feet, proved to be both strong and rich. Those im mense quartz croppings cannot be kept hidden from capitalists much longer. Found Dead in Saddle. Last Wednesday Jack O'Keith, a camp-tender working for John Bruce, the sheepman, was found dead iu the saddle. He had beeu to De Lamar and was returning home when he was evi dently stricken with heart failure,about eight miles out. In some way his vest caught on the horn of the saddle, pre venting him from falling from his horse and iu such position he was found. Jack O'Keith was well-known among the sheep men of this vicinity, and was a steady, reliable man iu the performance of his daily occupation. He had been in the employ of Bruce the greater part of the time for the past three years, had saved his earnings with a view to establishing himself in business aud had all but accomplished his object, as his iutentions had been to put in but one more season, when he was taken away. He was a young man about 39 years of age, unmarried a Hue specimen of physical manhood, of good disposition, kindhearted aud had many good qualities that go to make up the true man. He formerly worked iu lumber woods near Missoula, Moutana. His body was brought to Silver lust night aud is at Grete's undertaking parlors, where it will be held until word is received from his family as to the disposition of the body. DeLamar Notes. (From Our Correspondent.) Mr. T. Duucalf returned to DeLamar last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Dadow aud family went out to Boise last Monday. From there they will go to Salem, Oregou, where they will make their future home. Emil Erickson, who has worked in the mill here all summer, left Saturday morning for Boise. Jas. H. Hore, who attended the meet ing of Grand Lodge, I. O O. F., return ed 1 st Tuesday eveniug. Nitlce. All persons iudebted to R. H Wälder are requested to settle on or before the 1st of December. All accounts re maining unsettled at that date will be given to an attorney for collection. Bills cau be paid at the Receptiou saloon. R. H. Walkeb. - Important Mining Sale. The Standard mine, ■ ituate in the South Mountaiu mining district, and owned by R. M. Lewis, changed ship the beginning of the present week, the purchaser beiug Thos. F. Walsh of Denver, Colorado, who made the first payment in connection with the sale. The amount for which the property sold it not definitely stated, but it is generally believed that Mr. Lewis have received a handsome sum as the the property is considered by petent to judge, one of the best iu this great district. owuer must men com It adjoins the property of the South Mouutaiu T nel company, for which $300,000 fused last mouth. un was re The Btaudard mine is a contact fis sure lying between schist and diorite, the gangue beiug quartz, calcite, aeti olite and ilvaite. n The ore is a high grade carbonate of lead aud galena, averaging about 65 per cent in lead, 140 ounces in silver and from $2.00 to $11.00 iu gold. The South Mountain mining district is fortunate in having such men as Mr. Walsh become interested, as it means much for this rich and long neglected miuiug district. It is currently report ed that a strong company with unlim ited means will corn meuce operations as early as weather conditions permit next season. Mr. Lewis, who disposed of the property, owns three more valu able miuiug claims in the camp, an old-time prospector aud resident of Uwyhee county, a gentleman in all his dealings aud the public at large gratulates him of fame aud fortune. He is con ti is acquisition on MRS. E. L. DOUGLAS DEAD. Was Formerly Resident of this County and a Sister of Mrs. R. H. Leonard. Mrs. F T. Leonard, Sr., has handed Nugget the following clipping from Qrono, Maiue, paper announcing the death of a lady well known here in the early days, Mrs. Priscilla J. Douglas, a sister of Mrs. Leonard: Orono, Oct. 14. —The news received Wednesday forenoon of the sudden death of Mrs Priscilla J. Douglas, which occurred at Sidney Wednesday morning, came as a profound shock to the whole community. Wednesday, October 7, Mrs Douglas was called to Sidney by the sudden illness of her daughter, Mrs.Samuel Clark. Saturday word was received from Mrs. Douglas that she would not be home for a few days as she was slightly ill herself. On Wednesday morning a telegram uouuced her death. Mrs. Douglas was born in Milo in 1845. Iu 1886 she was married to For est Douglas of Milo. For some years after her marraige Mrs. Douglas resid ed in the west, but returned to Maiue 24 \ ears ago, since which time she has beeu a resident of Orono. Eight years ago she assumed the duties of matron of the Alpha Tau Omega chapter house and her tactful ways and loyalty and devotion to "her boys" endeared her to every member of the fraternity who came under her motherly care. She was a charter member of the Island Reading Club and a charter member of the Good Cheer chapter, O. E. S. Tu the last named organization she has held the important office of conduct ress since the chapter was first in stituted. She was a so a member cf Orono Grange aud a loyal attendant ou the Universellst church. Bright, active, courageous, possessed of a sunny and hopeful disposition, Mrs. Douglas had won for herself a wide circle of friends who will deplore her death as a personal loss. an an Mr. Leonard also received a letter from a uiec residing at Winniniucca, Nev., telling him of the death of the wife of his brother Charles. The lady died iu the Southern Pacific hospital in San Francisco on Oct. 18. IN MEJ10RIUM Of John Whiffle, Who Died at Silver City Oct. 31,' 1931. Two years have passed, and still We miss him; Friends may think the wounds Are healed, But they little know the sorrow That's within our hearts concealed. Margaret Whittle & Familï.