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r l All Local Mining News Reliably Reported When You See It In Nugget I. Is So 1 i SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, JANUARY 15, 1904. VOLUME XIII. NUMBER 35 a LOCAL NEWS Goggles at Getchell's. Fred Cheiius is now holding down a position as dry goods salesman in the ßig'T'H're'TW T fi gT DP B llI Pocket Books of all kinds at Getch ell's drug store. Mrs. James Beaton of Dewey was a visitor here yesterday, placing her daughter, Mary, in the public school. Mary is stopping with her auut, Mrs Palmer. DO YOU WANT TO BUY GOOD JEWELRY CHEAP? Call on Moe. Everything in stock marked down at cost. On account of the storm last Sunday no services were held at St. James' Episcopal church. Next Sunday Rev. D. H. Jones will conduct services both morning aud evening, aud the Sunday school will be called at the usual hour. Our old friend, Michael Jordan, who will certainly be, or ought to be, chosen delegate to the coming "good roads" convention, is up from his Reynolds home this week, seeing that the county commissioners conduct their business in a proper manner. There will be services in the Catho lic church of Silver City on Suuduy> January 17th. Mass at 10.30 a. m. Evening service at 7:30 p. m. Also mass at Dewey on same Sunday at 8:30 a. m Rev. A. E. Deupsy. The board of couuty commissioners met on Monday aud have been in daily sessions since, auditing current ex pense bills, counting coyote scalps and doing such other routine business as has come up. All of which will appear in the "official paper" next week. Jimmy Reese of Dewey, who went east with a bunch of horses some weeks ago, has returned to that camp after visiting friends iu Pittsburg and viciu ity. He calls the climate delightful here compared with the storms aud cold weather eueouutered iu Pennsyl vania. The Board of Missions of the Episco pal church, always looking out for the welfare aud comfort of the missiouar ies working under its appointment- has surprised Rev. D. H. Jones by sending him aud his family a large box of wear ing apparel, among which was an ele gant new overcoat. Mr. F. G. Clark has resigned the superiutendency of the Trade Dollar Extension Mining Company's property, and he and Mrs. Clark will take theii departure for Salt Lake within a dav or two, after having resided here just long enough to cause many regrets to be expressed for the leave taking of this very pleasant young couple. In making its report upon the Christ mas tree, published iu last issue of Nugget, the committee forgot to meu tion that Mr. H. B. Hurd had very geu erous.ly strung the hall and trees with electric lights free of charge, and the ladies of the committee feel that it is due Mr. Hurd that they should public ly express their thanks to him, with an apology for the oversight. A man should strive to be rated as an expert in some one thing. For in stance, a farmer should be known as the producer of some one product of the very best of its kind to be fouudi whether it be some sort of crop raised or some kind of stock kept. If he pro duces the very best of its kiud, it serves to give him a name aud a reputatiou that will briug dollars to his pocket.— Exchange. It is reported here today, that John Grigg. the well known salesman uow employed iu the DeLamar big store, who has been employed iu various business bouses iu DeLamar for the past ten years aud has more frietds than lie "cau shake a stick at" in that camp, has purchased the store and stock of George T. McCabe, aud that the same will be turned over to his charge within a week Mr. McCabe has been doiug a fine business but has had his eye on another point which we are uot a liberty to mention, where he can spread out some more. We wish both of them success. They are the kind of people to win it. Pipes at GetcheU's. The stork visited the home of Mr. aud Mrs. Ed Masters at 4 o'clock this morning and left in their care a bright baby girl. The happy parents aie re ceiving many congratulations. The Avalanche has been again de clared the official paper for Owyhee cöunl^orTH<?"cu?reuir , year!' l "®r"flTO bids of the two papers were for identi cally the same sum—§700.00—Nuggel has no grievance because it was given to its democratic contemporary, the majority of the board of commis sioners beiug of that party. We congratulate our neighbor for gettiug nearly a fair compensation for his work. We stated last year that we would not be a party to bidding it down below liviug prices another time. M. S. Parker, secretary of the State Press Association, is now making ar rangements for the Associa'n to make a trip to the St. Louis Exposition about May 15th, at which time a meeting of the National Press Association will be held there, says the Boise Statesman He is planning the trip in conjunction with the secretary of the Utah Asso ciation and the two organizations will make the trip together, each having a special car for the occasiou. The as sociation will be royally entertained along the route aud at St. Louis, aud nothiug will be left undone by the ofB cers to make the occasiou a happy and memorable one in every particular. A short meeting of the association at St. Louis, an invitation to do so having been extended the association last fall by Commissioner Reed at the meeting in Coeur d' Aleue. Secretary Parker will soon issue a circular letter to the state press, giving details of trip, the conditions under which it may be made, etc. The editor of this paper was brutally assaulted on the street Monday, knock ed down, kicked and beaten by Mike Rock, a big bully of a saloonkeeper, who has been a meuace to law, order aud decency in this town for the past dozen years. It was because of some remark he alleges we made about him iu the towu of DeLamar. He for the last assault, was brought before Probate Judge Leonard and fined §100 aud costs. The almost universal seutimeut of the people here was in favor of giv ing him a jail seutence to the full limit. The story which Mike Hock is telling as an excuse for his assault upon the editor of Nugget is an infamous lie, either invented by himself or told him by some scoundrel to cause trouble. The editor has never brought the name of any member of Mike's family into questiou iu any manner whatever, aud is not in the habit of speaking disre spectfully of any lady whose deport ment, so far as he knows, has been without reproach. Wedding at DeLamar. A happy weddiug was celebrated at the home of Mrs. Demming, in De Lamar, Thursday evening, January 14, when Miss May ,Demming was united in wedlock to Mr. Bruce J Solheren iu the presence of a large number of the frieuds of the happy and popular young couple, both of whom have been residents of DeLamar siuee their early girlhood and boyhood days. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. W. Kennedy, the bride and groom proceeding to the large double parlors and taking a positiou under a beautiful floral horseshoe to the music of the weddiug march played by Mrs. Swaine. After the ceremony aud con gratulation to the popular young groom aud expressions of good wishes to the beautifully attired and charm ing bride, an elegant repast was served and i^joyful evening speut with music aud recitatious iutersperced with the merriment. The bride, the daughter of Mrs. Nina Demming, who has resided iu De Lamar for a number of years, is a very charming aud popular young lady, and the groom, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Sothereu, one of the oldest aud best known resident families of Owyhee. He served in the Philippines daring the war, winning distinction iu the army by acts of daring and bravery The hosts of friends of the happy young pair are expressing for them all manner of good wishes. DEWEY BACHELOR PRO TSTTIVIT A ccnn A TI AM * E'N' * * "Ih A53ULIAIIUW PREAMBLE. "Father Time," in his ceaseless travels, having taken humanity as his passengers through seven years of happiness and prosperity, has at last critical periods of our existence—leap year—and we, realizing the high aud ex alted honors which crown all who wem - the gilded yoke of bachelorhood and, recognizing our impotency in re sisting the blandishment aud wiles of the apparent inexhaustible supply of eligible maidens in this viciuity, deem it but an act of justice and mercy to ourselves, as well as an example of wisdom aud fortitude to the world at large, to inaugurate a system of de fense against matrimony by enfolding ourselves in the protective cloak of 8ystemized organization. The trials, tribulatious and tempta tions to which young bachelorhood is subjected during the momeutuous periods of the century known as leap year, aud which are manifestly on the increase as time roils by, appeals to our instinct of self preservation, and warns us to construct an impregnable fortress of caution and prudence to re sist the inevitable onslaughts of the euetny. Intellectually, the fair sex is unques tionably the equal, if not the superior, of man and in constructing our fortress we should secure the advice and counsels of thos6 "Warriors of Yo ciety," who for years have successfully resisted their warfare. I.et us all buckle ou ourselves the armor of stren uous resistance and cast off the fetters of timidity and indecision which now enchain us. In the preliminary skirmishes we will undoubtedly be victorious, but when the great battle is at hand aud the crisis is reached some of us may fall and be conquered, so we should all be determined to win the coming cou test of wits, always bearing in mind the fact that cunning will be matched with beauty, aud skill with coquetry, and we should euease our hearts iu steel, sharpen our wits with experience and desguise our own desires under the mantle of cynicism. During this leap year momeuisof un certainty will arise, chasms filled with the rocks of temptation aud desire will have to be crossed, vague longings —inexpressible longings —and ostra cism from society will fall to our lot, yet we should uot swerve from the path of our principles, but with eyes ever fixed on the beacon of the star of "single blessedness" carve our way through these obstacles until the haven of peace aud contentment is reached and thus emulate the achieve ments of the martyred héros of the past who supported the principles we are uow advocating—bachelorhood. EXTRACTS FROM CONSTIT-TION AND BY LAWS. Name—Young Meu's i'rotective As sociation. Principal Objects—The elevation of mankind; the discouragement of im migration; the encouragement of firm ness iu resisting leap year proposals; the enlightenment of prospective bene dicts on the evils of double harness; to enjoy ourselves to the utmost iu every manner according to our desires; to have no conversation whatever with the opposite sex; to eat, drink, sleep when, where and what we please; to obey implicitly the mandates of our supreme officer, the Grand Advisory Buck. Fines—Conversing with a maiden, for the first offense, 25 cents; second offeuse, 50 cents; third offense, suspen sion from the society for a period of four years. Kissing a maiden, first of fense, 5 ceuts; second offense, 3 cents;, third offense 1 cent. Every man yield- j iug to a leap year proposal will be ex polled trom the society aud shall not j be allowed an appeal. The Grand ! Advisory Buck shall preside over all meetings and his power shall be ab solute. To wage a strong campaigu on the failure of marriage. The society will take up the questiou of the regulatiug of the school trustees aud their authority aud duties; the re peal of the law providing for the issu- j ance of marriage licenses; the peusiou- j ing of retired county officers; the es- ! tablisbment of a home for old maids; ! the exiliug of ttttorue y ,J - editors and physicians; the elevation of cauines and felines; the repeal of the two-mile limit law; etc., We favor a measure providing for a tax of §500.00 per annum on benedicts, the tax to be distributed pro rata to all bachelors over 50 years of age. We i ditLiL tiij uu ' i. 'i' t r r in the far east. We favor a tax of 50 cents per word on gossiping up to 100 words, for every word over 100,81.00 per word We pledge our support in securing the passage of a gag law, said gag to be used on meddlers who tend to other people's business aud not their owu. [Remark by Nugget—As it i under tood that after St.. Valentine's Day there will not be a single young lady left in Dewey, we cannot understand the wherefore or necessity of the above association.] Concealed Her Sex For 40 Years. Joe Monoghan, who for the past 23 years has owned and lived on a little ranch ou Succor creek, not far below the falls, occupying a cabin which was only a shack, was taken ill at Barney Malloy's, a few miles further down the creek, and died there, Thursday of last week. In laying the body out and preparing it for burial, it was discover ed that this strange personage was a woman. She came to Silver City iu 1864, worked first at placer mining and subsequently built und lived in a little cabin near the then towu of Ruby, raising chickens and hogs aud carrying slops collected in towu to feed them, finally adding a couple of cows and selling milk aud eggs to the miners. Her small hands aud feet, small stature aud effiminate voice aud want of beard caused many to remark that she might be a woman, or at least not a developed man, but she managed to keep her sex a secret. Leaving Silver City in the middle 80's, she weut to Malheur coun ty and was employed as a cowboy, rid ing in round-ups aud on the range with the men, handling the lariat, rifle or pistol with the skill of au adept, dually settling down on a little ranch of her owu, where she managed to accu mulate a bunch of about 200 bead of cattle. She was on her way out to the railroad to get winter supplies when she was taken sick aud died at Mai loy's. As she came here a grown per son iu 1864—40 years ago—herage must have beeu 60 years or upwards She was always recluse, kept her door bolt ed while iu her house aud seldom iu vited a visitoy iu when he called. l'ythiau Installation. Silver City Lodge No. 25, Knights of Pythias,- held an installation of officers Tuesday night to which the Rathbone Sisters aud members aud friends of Ihe Knights' families were invited. The ceremonies were conducted by Deputy Grand Chancellor O. I). Brumbaugh, assisted by the past chancellor com manders of the lodge, aud were impres sive aud interesting. More than 100 members and visitors were present, there beiug large delegations from Dewey aud DeLamar. 'i he following named officers were duly installed iu their respective positions, to-wit: Mike Hanson, Chancellor Command er; Leo. Wogatke, Vice Chancellor; C. C. Hedum, Prelate; .1. W. Ballenger, Master of Work; S. N. Moe, Keeper of Records and Seals; C. G. Har vison, Master of Finance; O. D. Brumbaugh, Master of Exchequer; Frederick Har ris, Master of Arms; Peter Steele, luuer Guard; W. H. Roberts, Outer Guard. After the ceremonies the younger members repaired to the hall down stairs aud enjoyed a dance to music furnished by Jefferey's orchestra, while the elders made up a card party until supper was announced, when all re paired to the banquet room, where an elegant repast was served aud relished by a 9. Nugget has beeu requested to call attention to the fact that quite a num ber of horses are still out iu the hills between here aud DeLamar and Wagontown. Up to date they have bean able to subsist, but the first snow j storm will leave them auable to get j out to feed. Their owners should look ! after them. INSTALLATION AND BANQUET. Odd Fellows Give Entertainment and Banquet Friday Night. Silver City Lodge No. 2, Independent Order of Odd Fellows held a semi-pub lic installation Friday night, Janaary 8, inviting the Daughtejs of Rebekah, the wives aud sisters of the members RWttPfe^wTspecmTTnencfs'ToTe ent, aud interspersing the ceremonies with a brief but interestiug program of vocal and instrumental selections, in which Mrs. D. H. .loues favored the pres assembly with a song, as also did Mr. Peter Cuveney, and Mrs. A. A. Getchell aud Miss Dora Rowelt rendered piano solos. Mr. Stuart McKaig was vigor ously applauded for a couple of mando lin selections. All of which were most enthusiastically encored. The installation services were con ducted by Geo. H. Guardian, acting O. D. G. M., assisted by R. S. Hawes, Grand .Marshall, R. H. Leonard, Sr., Grand Warden, Fred Grete, Sr., Grand Secretary, and A. A Berg, Graud Treasurer. The following officers were with due aud interesting formalities installed in their respective positions: J. E. Dickens, N. G. ; Branch Smith, V. G.; R. H. Leonard, Jr., Secretary; C. H. Grete, Treasurer; C. .1. Breedlove, Wardeu; M. Welsh, Con.; F. J. Haug, I. Guard; Wm lnglis, O. Guard; R. H. Leonard, Sr., R. S. N. G.; Nels Pearson, L. S. N. G.; A. Benson, R. S. V. G.; Carl Johnson, L. S. V. G.; Ü. H. Jones, Chaplain; P. Jeuuitoui, R. S. S.; H. Palmer, L. S S. After the installation, it was an nounced that the banquet room was now open aud the audience by relays repaired thereto, and fouud such au elegant repast awaiting them as only the ladies of this town know how to provide aud si-rve Leaving the ban quet room, the younger portion of the compauy repaired to the lower hall, where excellent music was awaiting aud enjoyed for awhile a most pleasant dance. As the Odd Fellows aud Re bekahs comprise in their orders the greater portion of the refined refined residents of Silver City, all of their public aud semi-public entertainments are most heartily enjoyed by all out siders who are privileged to participate. Handy, Grand Notice. Department of the Interior, United States Land Ullice, Boise, Idaho, January 4, 1904, Notice is hereby given that there have been received iu this office, from the United States surveyor general for Idaho, the following township plats of government Ian ,s iu Washington aud Idaho counties, Idaho, to-wit: Township 22 North, Range 1 east 1 1 west 1 east 1 west The said township plats will remain iu this office until the 10th day of Feb ruary, 1903, at 9 o'clock a. m , at which time the said plats will be officially filed. On and after said February 10th, 1904, applications for the entry of lands iu said townships by settlers will be received, the State of Idaho having preference right of entry for sixty days from said i'ebruary 10th, 1904, except asagai -si actual settlers, lauds will therefore be open to public eutry April 11th, 1904. EdAard E. Garret, Receiver. Harry J. Syms, Register. 24 24 The said The latest novels at Getchell's. Velvets at Getchell's. The Iudiauapolis News cites the opiuiou of its Washington correspond ent that "the Cleveland movemeut i« to be revived." And editorially it ob serves that; "Mr. C leveland has great and positive strength with the people. Probably he could come nearer to be ing elected than any other democrat. He has been tried, and the people know that the interests of the country, both foreign aud domestic, would be safe in his hands. Thus there is a real live basis for the so-called Cleve land boom. The most remarkable thing about the case is that the more men think of other candidates the mre they seem iuclined to turn to the ex-president."