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SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, DECEMBER 23, 1904.
DEATH OF IDAHO'S
GRAND OLD MAN
Hon. George L. Shoup Has Passed
Away-Died a t His Home
in Boise Wednesday
Surrounded by his family and loving
friends, Hon. George L. Shoup, loving
ly known as and called the Grand Old
Man of Idaho, after a struggle which
showed the remarkable vitality of his
constitution, passed peaceiully aud
painlessly over the great divide and
into the unknown beyond last Wednes
His has been a most useful life, and
it is such as he who have transformed
the trackless and savage wilderness of
our now wonderful West, during their
lifetimes into flourishing states filled
with prosperous aud happy homes.
Born iu Armstrong county, Penusyl
vania, iu 1836 of the sturdy Dutch stock
still prominent in that state,he crossed
the plains to Colorado in 1859, and
when the civil war broke out, two years
later, enlisted in a Colorado regiment
as a scout, aud finally, before the close
of the war, became colonel of the 1st
Colorado cavalry. After the war, be
began a trading business first in Mon
tana, aud thence coming to Idaho iu
1806, where he laid out the town of
Salmon City, established a mercantile
business, raised a much respected
family and prospered until called into
In 1884, when the resources of Idaho
were little known, he volunteered to
conduct an exhibit from the then ter
ritory at the New Orleans Centennial
Cotton exposition, for which he ex
pended 835,000 from his private means
and brought the territory in more con
in 1899 he was appointed governor
of the territory, and in 1890, when
Idaho was admitted into statehood,
was ehoseu as its first executive, but iu
December of the same year, was elected
United States senator. How faithfully
and efficiently he served the state for
two terms in that position, is known to
all our readers.
A thorough busiuess man who
amassed a comfortable fortune in
Idaho, he was one of the most public
spirited citizens iu the state; most
honorable iu both his public and pri
vate life aud one of the most genial
aud kindly of men.
We all loved the grand old man and
none will lament his loss more sincere
ly thau his neighbors who have kuowu
him more intimately thau those who
have know his true worth only iu pub
Mrs. Harris Home.
Mrs. Simon Harris, who went to St.
Louis before the opening of ttie wo ld's
fairtoinstal the art and school exhib
its ami staid until after it closed to see
the last of the packing done, arrived
home this week very proud of wliat she
and iter associate, Mrs. Johnson of Po
catello, had accomplished, and proud of
tite medals they won for their depart
ments and still prouder of Idaho and
the showing the state made witli Buch a
limited amount of means at the disposal
of the commissioner. Rut she says the
winning of the grand prize .medal for
Idaho's agricultural display waH the cap
sheaf of all the Idaho commissioners
achievements. Site is unbounded in lier
praise of Mr. and Mrs. Wessels of Lewis
ton, wiiose work in charge of thiB de
partment and especially Mrs. Wessels'
skill in arranging the exhibit, had so
much to do with the result.
Hut living an-entire summer in St.
Louis only made Mrs. Harris ttie fond
er of Idaho. She says for real health
.and comfort she would not give one
patch of sunshine in the mountains of
Idaho for all of St. Louis and the
world's fair thrown in. The glories of
Idaho's climate impress her now more
strongly than ever.
But Mesdames Harris and Johnson,
aside from having tiieir transportation
provided to and from tiieir homes, arg
out of pocket for the entire expenses
for tiieir splendid summer's work. Can
a state which made such a proud record
at the fair afford to permit this?
^Tresh canned vegetable—this year's
John Gr, K« 8 ftnd Elias Saunders are
taking the baths at H ot Lakes. Oregon.
ill kinds of
:acies for the holidays.
Mrs. Fred Irwin and Mrs. E. C. Giv
ens paid a visit to DeLamar on Tues
Ladies, don't miss the sale of fancy
china and crockery at the big Store.
Mr. and Mrs. Colburn drove Mrs.
John McLain and ' Mrs. MoMasters
down from Dewey on Tuesday.
What isjnore acceptable to pa thau
a pair ojelhose comfort-giving and ele
gant>rfippers at Swaiue & Helm's,
canned goods, guar
anteed best on sale in any market, at
Mrs. Frank Jolly re-raffled the big
doll. It was won this time by Oliver
Jim Carolan, who broke his leg two
months since,was down town last Satur
day on crutches.
ged chickens and
celery all the time u p t.o
thfiTBolidays at Latham's.
Dr. Farrer was called down the
creek to the bedside of Mr. F. Swisher
who has an attack of pneumonia.
Main street hill is the scene of iolity
these moonlit nights, young aud old
are seeu "shooting the chutes" on sleds
One of the wiudows at Swaine &
Helm's is filled with men's caps al
"Your choice for six-bils"—plush, seal
ettes, cloth, fur, auy old kind.
There is a good chance for a sausage
manufactory iu DeLamar. Dogs, dogs,
degs! Everybody and his wife aud
everybody who has no wife, has a dog
Swaine & Helm have over a hundred
pounds of Home-made Mincemeat
made right here at home from an told
recipe given the makers by their grand
mother "way back east" aud it is offered
at twenty cent a pouud.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hurd, former
resideuls of DeLamar, but who, for the
past two years, have resided at Payette,
are here to spend the holidays wi'b
Mrs. Hurd's relatives. She was form
erly Miss Edna Bacheler of DeLamar.
Have you seeu the pyramid? Not
those of Egypt, but that pyramid of
oue-pouud-box candy at Swaiue &
Helm's Choicest chocolates at 50c a
box Drop in, you fellows; buy oue
aud put it wbere it will do the most
Girls, here is your chance ! Buy one
of the elegant neckties at Swaine &
Helm's, give it to your steady, aud you
can rest your rosy cheek on "his man
ly buzznm" with pleasure and delight.
Mrs. Jarley's wagon aud the cases
containing the wax works arrived here
on Thursday and were put in cold stor
age at the school house. Mrs. Jarley
will arrive Wednesday next aud will
exhibit the far-famed collection of wax
works on that evening.
The Ladies' of St. George'g guild
gave a delightful surprise to Mr. aud
Mrs. E. V. Orford at their residence
Wednesday evening. Mrs. Orford is
the president of the guild aud has de
voted a great deal of time aud labor in
promoting if, interests. The evening
was speut in playing progressive whist,
the winner of the lady's prize, a china
set, was Mrs. Latham; the lucky gen
tleman, Mr. Prout, received a silver
mounted whisk broom. At 11 o'clock
a delicious supper was done full justice
to aud it was the "wee sma' hours
ayont the twal" when the party dis
persed, wishing their genial host and
hostess a Merry Christmas. The table I
decorations were wreaths of holly, red |
aud white caruutious, smilax with a j
sprig of holly at each cover. Those 1
participating were Mr. aud Mrs. La
tham, Tullis, Bowen, Compton, W. R.
Thomas, Sampson, Larsen, Helm, A.
R. Sotheren, Adams. Pauldiug, Walter
Thomas, Bachelor, Jolly, Pim, H. J.
Miller, Powers, Prout, Swaine. Pope, J.
E. McDonnell, Farrer, Wills, Mesdames
Mitchell, Grigg, Messrs. Grete, J. ,1.
Bennett, Shore, Baker,
China at Getchell's,
Medallions at Getchell's.
Building and tar paper at Philipps.
A nice lot of pure maple sugar at
A fine line of Christmas goods in
cluding Furs at the Silver City Supply
Get your sweet potatoes and celery
for your Christmas dinner at Bartow's.
A big and fresh supply of nice con
fections, nutB and fruits just received
Superintendent Buckbee of the
Pioneer Mines company, left Thursday
for Salt Lake and other points east.
J. M Clark and Mr. Johnson of the
Cumberland left Thursday, to be gone
four or five days, for Boulder Creek
on a deer hunt.
Charles Harvison has taken a posi
tion at the Black Jack mine as miner
and expects to report for duty within
the next few days.
Come in and see the flue boxes of
Christmas candies at Bartow's. It
won't cost you anything to look at
Uncalled for overcoats and suits
made to order by Jas. P. Stiles & Co.,
for sale very cheap. Austin Bïrd,
Idaho Sample Room.
Electrician \V. B. Hurd, whose fami
ly went to Boise several days ago, to
remain until after the holidays, went
over this week to join ihem.
Miss Laura Morgan, who is attend
ing school at St.Teresa's Young Ladies'
seminary, Boise, is to arrive home this
evening to spend the Christmas holi
days with her mother, brother and
Any person desiring to buy stoves,
carpets, rugs, art squares or furniture
will do well to see L. W. Walker, at
Dewey. He has on hand a variety of
such articles upou which he cau make
prices which will save you money. 30 tf
Mrs, W. H. Langford and her
sprightly daughter, Miss Lora A. West
cott, came here to joiu Mr. Langford
and keep house up at the miues. Liv
ing up among the snow banks wi 1 be
a new experience for th m.
Tickets for votes foe that watch
Rowett is to give away New Yeur, and
tickets for those beautiful dolls at the
Silver City Supply Go's, store are in
greater demand these days than are
positions iu the legislature at. Boise.
Games of all kinds at Getchell's.
Silver City Lodge A. F. & A. m. will
iuslal officers next Tuesday night,
Junuary 3,1905, the installation to be
followed by a banquet and dance to
which all members of the order are in
vited to bring their wives, sisters,
cousius and sweethearts.
William Hardiman, the weil known
Picket ( reek rancher and stock grow
er, was in town Wednesday, doing
business with Tax Collector Slattery
aud otbers. Mr. Hardimau has de
cided not to begin work on the big
business block he has arranged to con
struct iu Nampa, until next spring.
John F. Nugent, Esq,, oounty at
torney, who has been in Boise for
several weeks having what is feared to
be a cancerous growth on oue of his
eyelids treated by a specialist,returued
home yesterday. It is hoped that the
trouble has been eradicated, but he
will return to Boise in a few days for
Although we have had some snow
aud sleighs have beeu used for the past
ten days, the weather has been mild
and pleasant. This morning, for the
first time, it began to look like real
winter, six inches of snow falling last
night. The oldest iuhabitaut never
saw 11 finer fall than we have had iu
exercises by Sunday school pupils. Of
Dolls at Getebells.
Christmas services of the Episcopal
church will be held as follows: At
Silver City—Morniug serVice, 11 a. m.,
carols by choir and Sunday school. At
Dewey—Afternoon service at 2 p. m.
DeLamar—Evening services at 7:30,
ferings at all services for an "Owyhee"
; bed in St. Luke's hospital at Boise.
A fre.b invoice of dates and figs just
received at Bartow s.
Ornaments for decorating Christmas
trees and tables can be found in great
variety at Rowett's.
Another barrel of cranberries just
received at Bartow's.
Carving sets, silver and nickle-plated
goods, suitable for presents for the
holidays at Philipp's,
J. B, Mattison, superintendent of the
Trade Dollar Con., is spending the
holidays with his wife and children at
their winter home in Boise.
Another consignment of fine Xmas
eaudies and Christmas tree decorations
just received at Bertow's.
It was proposed that the gubernator
al inauguration should be a simple and
unarm ta tious affair, but it seems that
this proposal does not meet the ap
proval of Boise "sassiety'' folk, who are
arranging for r. graud ball and banquet
next Tuesday night.
A long delayed consignment of fancy
cigar boxes—to hold 25 cigars each—
for holiday presents, were received this
week at the Owyhee Chief Cigar fac
tory and have been filled, stamped and
labeled. Get some of them for your
The voting contest for the lady's
gold watch to be given away by Rowett,
the Jeweler, will take place on the
afternoon of Monday, January 2, al
his store. It is requested that all tick
ets be deposited with the counters be
fore L o'clock p. in. of that day. The
contest is now getting pretty hot and
those having tickets can get many
pleasant smiles in exchange for them.
Christmas eve in Silver City without
a public Christmas tree will seem
rather odd, but it seems that almost
everybody here prefers to , elebrate at
home. It is a comfort to known that
we have few, if any, very poor people
in our community, and cases of real
destitution, and to believe that there
is not a child here but will be made
happy with presents.
J. M. McCloskey, a man made totally
blind by a pr< mature blast in a Brit.
: sh Columbia mine two years ago, and
now earning a livlihood by giviug
tertaiumeuts in elocution and pauto
mime, gave a pleasing exhibition here
lo a fair audience Monday. It was
fortunate for the gentleman that he
was the possessor of a tine education
when this great misfortune befell him
and his attainments now enable him
f) earn a living. He is independent
and pays his bills as he goes.
We wish s bunch of those Cornish
Christmas ( arol singers from De
Lamar could be induced to come
here at, least one night during the holi
days and favor us with a few of their
choice carols. It is one of the sweetest
of Cornish customs caught from the
lark and nightingale of their native
groves and meadows, and the boys have
honored it in every laud| where they
have forgathered. DeLamar would
not be DeLamar at Christmastide
without the observance of this custom
and those tine voices.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership heretofore existing be
tween John Grigg and Angus McDon
ald iu conducting the DeLamar Drug
Store has this day beeu dissolved by
purchased Griggs iuterest iu the said
business, assumes the liabilities of the
said firm ami is solely authorized to
collect all outstanding accounts.
DeLamar, Idaho, December 3,1904.
I think I'll try filling the tires
Extra select oysters only 75c per can |
of my automoble with illuminat
said the amateur chauf
"Good joke," gurgled his fool
friend. "Expect to make it light.
"Nothing of the kind,'
the a. c.
; I thought it might in
crease the speed of the machine,
dust think how the stuff makes the
wheels of a gas meterspin around? 1
WORK TO BE RESUMED
ON WAR EAGLE TUNNEL
A Brief Sketch of the History
of the Gremt Enterprise—
The Problem of lin
watering the Mines.
It is most gratifying news to the peo
ple of Owyhee to have Mr. Woodburn,
the manager of the great Sinker Tun
uel enterprise, annouuoe that work
will be resumed on that great under
taking soon after the holidays. The
War Eagle Consolidated
pended work there after completing
6,300 feet of tunnel and reaching the
great string of veins ou its property
aud proving that their values
tiuued to depth the tunnel cut them
below the surface—2,100 feet—failing
to make the necessary connections
with the old workings to unwater them.
It is generally understood here that
the suspension of the work was caused
not by any disappointment iu the de
velopments,but by financial embarrass
ments through other undertakings of
greater magnitude iu which the same
people became involved.
The announcement that they
their feet again" is, as we have said,
most gratifying. It means much for *
Owyhee, the undertaking having been
the dream of far-sighted mining
siuce the early and prosperous days of
the long string of miues that will be
reopened by merely finishing this
nearly completed undertaking:
For the eulighteument of those not
familiar with the undertaking, we will
give a brief sketch of its purpose and
On the eastern slope of War Eagle
mountain is a string of mines,
ing iu a northerly and southerly direc
tion, a distance of nearly oue mile aud
including iu their number such famous
producers as, (naming them from, the
north,) the Oro Fiuo, Ida Elmoie,
Chariot and Mahoguy.
Worked from the surface in earlier
days, these miues had a record of
duoing fully $24,00(1,000.
them were worked to any great depth—
! he Oro Fiuo, less than 400 feet; the
Ida Elmore aud Golden Chariot, 800
feet; the Minnesota, 600 feet, and the
Mahoguy, 800 feet.
There is, however,
a shaft on the Chariot down to a depth
of 1,400 feet.
All of these miues being
connected, or at least drainiug each
other, aud the volume of water iu them
becoming great, it became unprofitable
to work them from the surface
pumpiug implied pumping them all to
the same depth.
Even in those early days the present
tunuel project was suggested. But it
never materialized because the titles
of the different properties were iu so
many different bauds, and some of
them involved iu such complications,
that capitalists would not undertake
the difficulties of straighteuing them
out aud making the project feasible.
But years later some of the
were "jumped," aud made it possible
to effect a consolidation of them all.
Then Mr. Timothy Regan, who owmd
the Oro Fino and Mahogny, stepped iu
and secured all the others from the
owners and "jumpers," aud ou
representation to Philadelphia c pital
ists, emaged iu other mining enter
prises in Idaho, had no difficulty in
enlisting them iu the enterprise. After
expending nearly three-quarters of a
milliou dollars aud completing the
tunuel to the veins, but not completing
tbe thousand or more feet of upraises
to connect with the bottom of the
Chariot shaft, the work was suspended,
but it is to be taken up again at
The work of tapping a great volume
of water with a pressure at the bottom
of the Chariot shaft of fully 1,000 feet
is oue which involves the exercise of
considerable skill to secure the safety
of the men. The plan adopted is to
make two upraises, one north and the
other south of the shaft, and
them by levels every 100 feet. This
work had been begun and one of the
| shafts carried up about 100 feet
work was suspeuded.
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