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I VOLUME XIII. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, MARCH 11, 1904 NUMBER 43 LOCAL NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK Velvets at Getchell's. The latest novels at Getchell's. E. J. Burrough, manager at the Big Store, has been in Boise this week, meeting traveling men and ordering stock for the spring trade. Pocket Books of all kinds at Geteh ell's drug store. Miss Lulu Share of Reynolds has been visiting in Dewey and DeLamar for the past fortnight -at Dewey, the guest of Mrs. C. W. Ward. S N. Moe has removed his shop and store to his residence and invites all who have watch repairing or jewelry work done to call upon him there. * The friends of Mr. Pat McCabe, who has been oouflued to his home for nearly two months, are glad to greet him on the streets once more, looking fairly well. The Inter-Mountain says: Each day's proceedings iu the Smoot investigation makes it more and more apparent that Smith is not entitled to a seat in the senate or free to woo the pure affec tion of Gran'ma Hoar. August Jobnscu went over to Boise yesterday, accompanied by Mrs. Geo McClung and his baby, which has been in Mrs. Mac's care, to visit Mrs John son, now out of the hospital and in fair way to recovery. V. F. Nettleton was here this week looking after his affairs here. He has purchased property in Boise and he and his family will make their future home in that city where, when the people come to know them, they will be counted among the right sort. The quiet little old Chinaman, Dick who has done chores and sawed wood for Adel Brunzell ever since War Eagle Mountain was a hole in ground, took his departure for the spirit world on Tuesday and was buried by his fellow countrymen Wednesday. He was 81 years of age. There are several old Chinamen in town who look older than he did. A dozen or more ladies in town met at Mrs. Hamilton's one evening this week and organized a whist club, to as semble one afternoon each week, and they are all now reading up on the science of the game, and just like the men who meet every afternoon at Bruuzell's, they know more points about the most intricate game of cards than Mr. Hoyle ever. But they have a good time and a different variety of refreshments at their assemblages than the men have at Bruuzell's. a John C. Connors and W. D. Evans have been at Evans' Castle Creek ranch this week, turning on the sum tuer range some 41*0 cattle they have been feediug on the ranch this winter. The winter has been easy on stock and they have hay left over for next year. They have a still larger number of cat tie at the Connors ranch in Pleasant Valley and are well hooked up to sup ply beef when the meat trust gets ready to pay fair prices for it, or the war iu the Orient shall create a de mand for it. * ST. PATRICK'S BALL THURSDAY EVENING. MARCH 17th -GIVEN UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CATHOLIC LADIES OF OWYHEE COUNTY. ENTERTAINMENT WILL OPEN WITH THE IRISH NATIONAL CHORUS (DELAMAR SINGERS ASSISTING.) THE PREVIOUS ANNUAL BALLS GIVEN by the Ladies is an assurance that this will be a most enjoyable event. ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED $1.50 A .Lg UICKET^T Pipes at Getchell's. Goggles at Getobell's. Do not forget to procure a ticket to the St. Patrick's ball. Remember what a good time you have always had at these antiual functions, nnder the man agement of the Catholic ladies. There will be preaching at the Court House in Silver City' next Sabbath, March 13th, both morning and eve liiug. A cordial invitation to all. G. W. KENNEDY. Mrs. Mary Morgan received a tele gram yesterday from Park City, Utah, announcing the death of her sister-in law, Mrs. Graham, and left this morn ing for that place. The lady left a hus band and three small children. Rev. Jones will hold services at the St. James' Episcopal church on the third Sunday, March 20th, both morn ing and evening, your little climb that there will be an hour of real rest of worship that will remind you of the sweet eternal rest that awaits the faithful pilgrims. A. S. Bibbins of the Big Store return ed from Boise Monday, where he had been for several weeks supplying the place of W. S. Bruce of the Boise City National Bank, while the latter gent'e man was in the hospital under going an operation and treatment for hernia. He report? Mr. Bruce now out and feeling better than for years. Bibbins did not return with him and he returned Wednesday to remain a few days and may possibly accept a position permanently with the bank. The freighters and stage men are preparing to offer a handsome reward for information as to the whereabouts of the road contractors iu the several districts. where left big holes iu the road which require immediate attention, but the men are not at them as they should be. The road between here and DeLamar is simply awful and it is reported that the water has washed great and almost impassable gulches on the Reynolds creek grade. Remember, after Mrs. High waters have every Through a letter received by a friend of Mrs. A. D. .Graham formerly of Owyhee Co , but now residing in Green wood, B. C., Nugget has learned of the sudden death on Feb. 11th of that lady's youngest child, a boy about fourteen years»of age. Mr. and Mrs. Graham will be pleasantly remembered here and at Black Jack where the family made their home for a number of years, hav ing left there about fivo years ago. The sympathy of a host of friends in this vicinity goes out to them in their sorrow. . Mr. Frederic Irwin left this week for a visit to his former Pittsburg home, announcing that he will be absent sev eral weeks. Nuoobt several weeks ago copied from a Pittsburg paper the an nouncement of the engagement of Mr. Irwin and Miss Elizabeth Baird Wal lace, daughter of the late Rev. Wm. L. It is under-, stood chat they will be married while Mr. Irwin is ou this visit, and Nugget only voices the sentiment of all the people of Idaho in wishing that the popular manager of one of Idaho's greatest mining properties and his bride may enjoy unalloyed happiness, health and prosperity. I hey will be welcomed home with the happiest ac cord of all Owyhee. Wallace of Sewickiey, Pa. I A. F. Stevens, manager of the Addie mine has been exhibiting some fine sam ples of ore taken from the shoot which Nugget reported struck iu the tunnel last. Mr. Hedum, one of the largest stock holders in the company has been making daily visits to the mine all week and quite elated over the outlook. He says the vein is showing both wider and richer as work progresses. Reports are coming from various parts of Owyhee of unusually high water in the streams. Several days ago the Bruneau river got on a ram page and materially damaged tl.e head gate of the Buckaroo ditch in the val ley. Castle and Catherine creeks have torn out some of the bridges and have tilled the irrigation ditches with silt so that it will require a good deal of work by the ranchers to clean them out, Since the first of the month there has been warm weather and much rain and snow. Several bunches of shares in the Buckeye Mining Company's stock have been picked up by Silver ( ity mendnr ing the week The Buckeye Company owus group of claims contiguous to the great Hercules mine iu Shoshone Coun ty claimed to be the greatest silver lead miue in thq world. A tunnel on the Buciteye is now getting close to the ledge. Several thousand stiares of stock has been held by a party here since the organization of thecompany. Now more men are getting in and tak ing the only loose block of stock kuowu to be on the market. f== DELAMAR '=4 ~3 l There are a few cases of chicken pox reported iu town. Mrs. Kennedy left here last Monday, visiting Silver, from where she will go te Baker City, Oregon. Rev. Jones will hold divine services at the school house next Sunday eve ning. First bell will ring at 7 p. m. All are very cordially invited to at tend, Last Friday, the 4th inst, DeLamar Lodge No. 29 K. of P had a very enjoy able time at their regular meeting held at their Castle Hall, assisting some of the Brother members of Florida Moun tain Lodge No. 42, situated at Dewey, to ride the goat. Music and an elegant lunch were enjoyed by those present. The semi-aunual election of officers of DeLamar Miuers' Union was held last Saturday and the following offi cers were elected: President—J. H. Rodda Vice-President—Jos. N. Haggerty Fin. Secretary—Ben A. Heazle Rec. Secretary—Bruce J. Sotheren Treasurer—Chas. Curnow Warden—J. E. Rodda Conductor—Percy Gill Del. to W. F. of M.—J. H. Rodda. Alt. Delegate—-Bruce J. Sotheren I Grazing La.i\d For Lease. Stockman and ranohers desiring to lease school land cau secure informa tion concerning terms, etc., by inquir ing of the county treasurer or writing Norman Jackson. Chief Clerk State Board of Laud Commissioners, Boise, 5t-44 Idaho. * J3he OUTLOOK so of Silver City has nearly passed through au unusually dull winter which has But when we look Let us given all the croakers and knockers ample opportunity to predict dire things for the future of this and sur rounding camps, around a little we may note many things which give a cheerful outlook for the future of Owyhee, look: The old DeLamar rnineB which the then manager pessimistically declared i were played out five years ago, are : still running along as of yore, employ- ; ■ ing p, full complement of men and turning out more bulliou every mouth now than it has for some years past. ! Aud there is now talk that work will be again begun to explore the property j at the mill level tunnel which may ■ eventuate iu bringing the old mine The back agaiu to its former glory, same management owns the Rooster Comb properties, north of DeLamar, which have been developed sufficiently ! to demonstrate that there are large and continuous bodies of high grade ore, and there are bright prospects of a new mining camp being started there during the summer. The great Trade Dollar Consolidated company, which by concentrating its work at the mill at Dewey, had a good deal to do with making Silver City a - dull place, has now brilliant prospects : of adding more millions to Owyhee's bulliou production thau it hasrin the j past. It is the greatest gold and silver producer iu Idaho and bids fair to re- j ' : maiu such indefinitely. It is stated positively that work will ! agaiu be begun ou Sinker Tuuuel, one of the greatest miuing undertakings in Idaho, at an early date. It was not for any disappointment in the develop meut in this great enterprise that caused work to be suspended more go than a year ago, but because of the fin ancial embarrassments of the wealthy ' m. Philadelphia owners, brought about by their mix-up with Consolidated Lake Fuperior. Now that they have gotten matters in shape once more we may look for developments which will make the mines of grand old War Eagle, with their record of more than forty millions production, repeat or break the record of their former history. The American Standard Mining com pany, recently organized iu Denver, holding claims in the great silver-lead district of South Mouutaiu, will be on the ground very soon to develop the of Rooster Comb. A big chunk of brown, irou stained honeycomb quartz, assayiug 850, is on a table in the DeLamar company's office, brought iu from the Rooster Comb mine when the last work was done before wiuter set iu. We have beeu told that it was a sample taken from a point 700 feet south of where the former prospecting was done and good ore taken out. The vein is four teen feet wide where the sample' was taken and seven feet of it is similar to the sample Both walls are granite. At the depth of the prospect, the ore works well by the cyanide process; that it may turn base at greater depth remains to be seen. More work will be done there as soon as the snow disap It all belongs to one person to pears. now, who lias the means to develop it. Mark Nugget's assertion that the nine miles Rooster Comb district, north of DeLamar, will flud a conspic uous place on the map of Idaho before the Blackbirds fly southward from tbe head of Sinker creek uext fall. Mr. and Mrs A. A. Getchell are vis iting iu Boise this week. A. F. Stevens, manager of the Trade Dollar Extension, went out to Boise this morning, to be away only two or three days. The Nampa Leader says that Mr. R. H Britt, while iu that town this week, stated that work on the Poor man mines would be started agaiu in the spriug The election held by the Silver City Miners' Uuiou appears not to have beeu decisive, wherefore Nugget does ot give the names of officers elected. « greatest lead deposits in the State, out side of the Coeur d' A le lies The Imperial Miuiug Company, hav ing settled the dissensions among the owners, announces that it will get busy this spring on its properties north of War Eagle. Camp Opportunity, with its massive ledges of ore which can be worked at small cost, will begiu business again in ^be ea rly summer. The G. O. M & M i Company has the ore and plenty of it, : requiring only capital to make it a ; Kteat and permanent property. The Addie, which has been hereto ■ f° re a disappointment to the local ! owners, now has its long tunnelnear ing the Calaveras ground' and has Hü j douhtedly struck big pay on the vein, ■ w ^ich is widening as work progresses, shoot of ore, struck at a depth of ^>0 feet from the surface and within a hundred feet of the old surface work ''igs of the < alaveras, has every indics ! l ' 0 " continuing under those old workings, which the old records of that m ' u<; show to have been rich, when ore ol less value thau $50 a ton was not considered such. Now the Addie mill can work this rock for $2 per ton. The Irade Dollar Extension Com pany is pushing work on two tunnels on their promising property, east of - t, * le Trade Dollar Consolidated on : Florida Mountain and will install*po er <I r 91s upon the arrivai of the long j delayed electric transformers, Sullivan & Noble, on their mines at j t * le head of Jacob's gulch, are in a mas ' sive ledge of good ore and are develop V. : ! '"8 a big property, The Afterthought on War Eagle, on which the DeLamar company suspeud e< ^ work tor the winter on account of *-be difficulty of getting supplies up there through the snow, will start up agaiu iu the spring. It is asserted that the great Bauuer group, paralleling the Trade Dollar ' vein on the west and thought to be its equal in value, will not remain idle much louger. Several prospectors have been busy all wiuter extracting rich ore from var ious claims on War Eagle, all of which will come down to the mills as soon as the roads can be opeued. Nugget might mention dozens of mines being worked by their whose reports give a cheerful outlook to the future of the camp. Ni'im» And yet, one may go arouud the barrooms in town and find kuockers, toasting their heels at the stoves and bemoaning the dullness of the camp. Notice to Sheepmen. Enterprise, Ida., March 1st, 1904 In respect to inspection lines, the said lines to start at the south side of Strode's Basin, running southeast ti Texas Basin, thence southeast ,o Jor dan Creek at DeLamar All sheep coming into the State of Idaho from another state must have written per missiou or they will be dealt with cording to the sheep inspection laws of tbe State of Idaho HO Warben D. Smith, Deputy Sheep Inspector, District 0% Owyhee County, Idaho. Preaching Service. Rev. G. W. Kenuedy will preach at Silver City, in the Court House, on the first aud third Sundays of each month at 11 o'clock a. m. Will preach at De Lamar at 7:30 I . m. on each of these Sundays aud on Friday night before at Dewey, and also at Jordan Valley 2nd and 4th Sunaays. All are most cordially invited to attend. on Dewey Baptismal Service. Rev. Jones will hold divine services at the school house uext Monday ning, March 14th, wheu the Ordinance of Baptism will be administered three littie children. All are very cor dially invited to attend. eve to For Kent ! A good fruit and vegetable ranch on South Siuker Creek, couveuieut to Sil ver City, with over 130 flue bearing fruit trees, alfalfa, etc CUNNINGHAM. Silver City, Idaho. Inquire of R.