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$g Silver City Nugget m : SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, DECEMBER 30, 1904. VOLUME XIV. NUMBER « LOCAL NEWS China at Getchell's. Chase <fc Sanborn's High Grade Coffees at Silver City Supply Co's. Mrs. George O. Sampson has been very ill for some time past. She is somewhat better today. Carving sets, silver and nickle-plated goods, suitable for presents for the holidays at Philipp's. Remember that the votes for that watch at Rowett's must all be handed in before one o'clock next Monday. S. G. Hamburg, former Spropieter of the hotel at Murphy, is now located at the new town of Twin Falls, where he ai^l a partner have opened a restaurant. Auditor and Recorder John S. St. Clair, and Assessor and Tax Collector John F. Shea, are taking a swing among the ranchers and stockmen of Pleasant Valley today. Robert Noble has been]in town this this week assisting his mining partner, Col. Sullivan, in arranging matters to make applications for pateuts on their Jacob's Gulch mining properties. Oliver, the ice man, had three days of harvest weather the first of the week, and with several teams succeed ed in storing away quite a quantity of crystalized aqua pura ten inches in thickness. Then the weather turned to a Chinook and finally wound up with a snow storm today. Miss Julia Valnerde arrived here from Bodie, California, last week, to spend the holidays with her mother and younger brothers. She is making her home with relatives in Bodie, her brother, Joe, who left here several years ago, being now in the horse rais ing business in that vicinity, where he has accumulated quite a herd. Medallions at Getchell's. San Auaoabe, Pedro Arritola and Jacquiu Bernardo, sheepmen from South Mountain, dropped into town Tuesday and swelled Tax Collector Slattery's roll very materially. The last named also added a mite to Nugget's not over-flowiug treasury. ■" Tis such as he who make our hearts the lighter." Let others try it on. When it comes to assuring the suc cess of a social gathering or a grand ball the Rathbone Sisters of Silver City are surely "It" spelled with a big "I." The ball given by these ladies last Monday night rounded up the festivi ties of the expiring year with an eclat worthy of them. With an almost too crowded attendance,all who were there pronounce that it was one of the best conducted and most heartily enjoyed parties of the entire twelvemonth. The sleighing being good, large delega tions came up from DeLamar and Dewey and down from the Black Jack to attend. Watch Chains at Getchell's. The Ladies of St. James guild met at the home of their presideut, Mrs. R. H. Leonard, Thursday afternoon, bolding a business meeting to sum up the re sults of their food sale held a week ago, aud found that they were "to the good" something over $60. It was en tirely by the kindness of Mr. Ira Gardner that they were enabled to reach the lady's home through the slushy snow half a mile above town, in kindly providing them with transpor tation to and fro. Mrs. Leonard pro vided the party with coffee and lunch eon, and they made their visit a real jollification, finally voting that it was good to belong to the guild when it provided such opportunities to mix its business affairs with real eniovment. This bit of philosophy is from the Sedgwick (Kau.) Pantapraph. "We hear so much about forging to the front, takiug time by the forelock, seizing the bull by the horns aud the like; and alas that the man with the tail-hold is entirely ignored. Niue men out of ten wisely follow, and succeed, where oue does who charges around at the front all the time. If you miss the forelock, seize the tail. It is hanging on more than the particular hold that couuts. The mau will go just as fast and near ly as far who has hold of the tail as the one hanging onto the horns, besides he can hold on better and is in less dauger. Young man, don't be too anxious to it is to get rapidly to the front, but hang on to what you have and you will get ahead iu the world just as fast as you deserve." Extra select oysters only 75o per can at Bartow's. Uncalled for overcoats and suits made to order by Jas. P. Stiles & Co., for sale very cheap. Austin Bybd, Idaho Sample Room Any person desiring to buy stoves, carpets, rags, art squares or furniture will do well to see L. W. Walker, at Dewey. He has on hand a variety of such articles upon which he can make prices which will save you money. 30-tf This last week of the year, Assessor and Tax Collector Slattery .Jhas been as fall of business as a cashier in a ua tioual bank, receiving the tributes of the people te help defray our state and county expenses. With his usual calm urbanity he has made out receipts and taken cash and checks from our pros perous wool men, stockraisers, ranch ers and miners, shoving the money in to bis safe for the time beiug, without getting rattled or turning a hair. And the best part of the play is to see the aforesaid wool men, et al, coming up so complacently with the CBsh, denoting that this has been a prosperous year with them. It looks as if the delin quent list in Owyhee would be a short one this year of grace and prosperity. Modern Benefactors of the Hu man Race. (New York World.) An Iowa college professor, by teach ing the farmers the best way to select seed corn, has increased the Iowa com crop 25 per cent. A Maine college pro fessor is teaching the Maine farmers how to breed hens that will lay twice as many eggs as the ordinary fowl. Cornell professors are teaching dairy farmers how they can get more quarts of milk from their cows. A Minnesota co lege professer is introducing a hardy breed of wheat that will make better flour. A Nebraska college professor studied out a new system of cultivation which enables grain to be raised with out irrigation on what was once called the arid belt. What the German professors are do ing for chemical products the profess ors of the American colleges are doing for farm products. The increased value of the Iowa corn crop this year is about the same as the increase asked for in the navy appro priations. The college professor who studied out the improvement iu seed corn gets a salary of $5,000 a year. All the agricultural colleges in the United States do not cost as much as one new battleship. It must not be overlooked that all these improvements concern .everybody in New York City. More corn means more beef, pork aud poultry. More good wheat means cheaper flour. More productive hens and cows means cheaper eggs aud milk. The millions of consumers iu the cities benefit as much as the farmers. Her Eyes. If I bad eyes like Mrs. Chadwick All duties I would shirk, I'd sit around aud lake things easy And never think of work; I'd look at some one, thus and so, And straightway I would get the dough. I'd hunt up Mr. Pierpont Morgan, And likewise Hetty Green, And also call on Rockefeller, And Carnegie, I ween, And simply use my fetching eyes And land at once the precious prize. If I had eyes like Mrs. Chadwick I'd be a millionaire, And buy myself a costly airship And travel everywhere, For gold would always be on deck, My eyes would always raise the check. —Exchange. Games of ail kinds at Getchell's. Stock Wanted to Winter. I have good pastures and plenty of hay. Will engage to winter stock. For prices write to R. J. Gifford, Reynolds, Idaho. JUDGE GOODWIN'S TRIBUTE. To the Memory of Idaho's Grand Old Man. (From Goodwin's Weekly.) The news of the death of Ex-Govern or and Ex-Senator George L. Sboup is most sorrowful. He was a tower of strength for forty years. From the time when a youth he led a regiment of frontiersmen into the great war, until the weight of years aud disease took from him his strength. In every place he was a brave, high minded, splendid man. He helped to create two states; he met all the hardships and dangers of two frontiers; he was one of those stronger forces that weaker men always lean upon; his advice was always depended upon, his presence was an inspiration. While workiug for himself and his family, his heart never grew cold. His path was lined with charities, his conn try and its welfare were always upper most in his mind. His clear sense aud perfect integrity shone out at all times and in all places. He made a model governor aud when he advanced to thé senate of the Unit ed States, he almost at once exerted au influence that mauy meu with all the accomplishments of the schools could never attain to. He was by nature an industrial chief. Such a mau as those who build the roads and sail the ships of a country, and when a practical problem was up for solution in the senate, the wisest statesmen in that body turned to his intuitive judgment for an opinion. The men of all parties in Idaho will sorely grieve that he has been taken away. His life was a blessing every way to that territory and state. He was one of her strongest men from the very first. As honors came to him they were reflected back upon his state, and because of him thh young siate from the first had drawu abound it in full measure the nation's respect, aud the people of that state are all mourners around his sepulchre. God rest the steadfast soul and may his family have the comfort of feeling that their grief is shared by all the thousands of their neighbors and friends. Masonic Installation. Silver City Lodge, A. F. and A. M., held its annual installation Tuesday night, inducting the following named officers into the respective positions for the year 1905: Frederic Irwin, W. M. E. F. Grete, S. W. Otto Pettit, J. W. J. M. Bruuzell, Jr , Treas. J. S. St. Clair, Seo. Wm. H. Tremewan, S. D. R E. Morrow, J. D. R H. Britt, S. S. S. D. McLean, J. S. Pat McCabe. Tyler. Following the installation the mem bers had a flue banquet, to which the wives aud other relatives and friends of the Masous were invited and par ticipated, and then enjoyed a pleasant dance in the lower hall. The Wonderful West. The development which the farther west has seen iu the half-century that covers its development is portrayed in the North Americau Review, by Henry E. Reed, secretary of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, to be held in Portland next year. In 1850 the couutry beyond the Mis sissippi was a waiting wilderness. To day, with Alaska, it is three-quarters of the area of the country. It has more than a quarter of the people, one third the number of farms, half the improved farm .area and nearly half the farm value. The population has grown 957 per cent! in fifty years—from 1.500.000 to 22,000.000. Missouri, Iowa and Louisiana exceed in density of population the general average. Ten cities beyond the Mississippi exceed 100.000 population. The mineral pro ducts of the west in the census year were $114,000,000. California has yield oue-eigbth of the worlds total gold production since Columbus. Some facts about the great west are surprising. Who would suppose that Texas had a greater forest area than any other state? That the Pacific ports face Asiatic nations whose combined foreign trade is far greater than that of = of the entire United States? That the trans-Mississippi region has already one-fifty of the nation's commerce? That San Francisco sends more bread stuffs west and south than New Or leans or Galveston sends east? Not without reason does Mr, Reed recall that a southern senator asked in 1843 what good Oregon was for agri cultural purposes, and said he would not give a pinch of snuff for the whole territory, and that the Louisiana pur chase was, by many patriotic Ameri cans, feared as tending to disrupt the Union by its remoteness. To Wa.rd Off Evil. "Touching" to ward off evil is one of the most curious habits of the human race. Many people will "touch wood'' when talking of past immunity from trouble. But even more obscure is the individual babit-a nervous and morbid one, no doubt—of performing appar ently unnecessary devotions to inani mated objects. Sir Walter Scott as a boy cut the button from the coat of his rival in class—the button that was always fingered before the right an swer was delivered. Dr. Johnson would turn back in Fleet street if he had missed touching one of the posts. A buyer for a large firm of London engineers was recently interviewed by the traveler of another company. Be fore placing an order with the man the buyer asked if his people were capable of carrying out the work. "We are the foremost firm of our sort in England," replied the representative, who at onoe stopped, grasped I he back of a chair and confusedly muttered some words in an undertone. This is said to be a practice with certain representatives of German houses, who, whenever they find themselves boasting, go through a like proceeding the fall that follows pride. Mauy people have found themselves unable to walk aioug a paved street without a sort of conscious command to step without touching the joining mark between the blocks of stone. A sane and scientific mau has confessed that he will never place his boots, after tak iug them off, parallel to each other, nor will he ever leave a train without touching, three times, the window. He suggests no reason. It is merely that he is not easy until the silly thing is properly done.—Chicago News. Question of Av<SLila.bility. William L. Alden enjoys telling stor ies of the troublous experience of a friend who was running a weekly pa per in the west. One day there entered the office of Mr. Aldeu's friend a man of the type common to every town— the individual who has suggestions to offer to the end that the periodical may be made a success. "My friend," replied the editor, "I must than* you for those bits; they have served the purpose. The fact is, I am holding them. Now and then I gel; to thinking that I am not provid ing the public with as good a papet as 1 ought to. At such times 1 look up your articles, which enable me to per ceive how much worse the sheet might be. Then I become real cheerful again. Please don't take them from me," he added, appealingly.—Chicago Journal. Notice of Dissolution. Notice is hereby given that the co partnership heretofore existing be tween John Grigg and Angus McDon ald in conducting the DeLamar Drug Store has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. McDouald having purchased Griggs interest in the said business, assumes the liabilities of the said firm and is solely authorized to collect all outstanding accounts. Angus McDonald, John Gbigg. DeLamar, Idaho, December 3,1904. A Modern Essay. A pupil in a village school who had been requested to write an essay on the human body handed in the follow ing: "The human body consists of the head, thorax, abdomen and legs. The head contains the brains, in case there are any. The thorax contains the heart and lungs, also (the liver and lights. The abdomen contains the bowels, of which there are five—a. e, i, o, u, aud sometimes w and y. The legs extend from the abdomen to the floor and have hinges at the top and middle to enable a fellow to sit when he is stand ing or stand when he is sitting." RECENT DEATHS. m Died, at the home of A. F. Steve*», in Silver City, Christmas evening w 8:30 p. m.. John Martiueourt, bornvk Pittsburg, Pa., August, 1853, aged 51 years. Mr. Martinoourt has been a ) sufferer with miners consumption for / the last three years. Last August he \ went to California to benefit his health but after a stay of three months he was assured that there was no help for him, and he (returned to Silver City that he might die among friends. At his request he was buried at Sil ver City, without public services beiug held over his remains. a Death of Mra. Frank Swisher. At an early hour Christmas morning, while bright angels were yet singing carols in honor of the birthday of Jeans of Bethleham, there passed from earth to her heavenly home a good and noble woman,leaving a bereaved husband and a large family of children and a host of relatives and friends to moan her, to them, sad loss. Mrs. Mary Swisher, at the ago of 43 years, died of pneumonia, at her home iu Jordan Valley, Oregon, at one o'clock Christmas morning. Deceased was daughter of the late Mathew Joyce and Mrs. Joyce, of Sinker Creek, whose family is one of the oldest and most respected in Owyhee county. She was married at her parents' home, 22 years ago, to Mr. Frank Swisher, and they located on Cow Creek, in this county, where they resided np until five years ago, when they removed to Jordan Valley. She bore to her husband twelve children, ten of whom—six boys and four girls—survive their mother; the oldest boy, Joyce, now about turn ing his majority, and the youtgest, a daughter, being about four years old. She is also survived by her aged mother and several brothers and sisters, all, we believe, respected residents of this county. She was devoted to the care of her large family and seldom found time to leave her home, for which reason she was less known throughout the county than many another woman who bad spent less years in it, but all who knew her recognized her true worth and valued her friendship. Deceased was buried with impressive ceremonies, Wednesday, in the Catho lic cemetery at Wagontown, near the remains of her lamented father, a large concourse of relatives and friends fol lowing her remains to their final rest ing place. The sympathies of hosts of friends go out to the bereaved husband and motherless children. L Church Services. CATHOLIC. Silver City—Rev. A. E. Dempsey, S. M., pastor. Third Sunday of eaoh month at 11 o'clock a. m.; instruction for children, 2:30 p. m.; evening ser vices, rosary, sermon aud benediction, 7:30 p. m. DeLamar—Services iu school house third Saturday of every month at 7:30 p. m.; Sunday morning mass at 8 o'clock. Dewey -Third Saturday of K»èÂ( month at 8:30 a. m. EI I «COPAL. .0HSS Silver City—Morning service) II a) m.; evening service, 7:30 p. tn., on the first and third Sundays of each month. Sunday school at 2 p. m. every Sua-r day. DeLamar—Evening service at 7:30 on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Sunday school at II m. every Sunday. Dewey—First ana third Mondays of each month, in the school bouse, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday school every Sun day at 10:30 a. m. a. Some Are Glad. "We are glad the winter is here," said a downtown optioian, "There can't be too much of it to suit us." "But how can cold weather affect your business?" Asked the customer. "It does, though," replied the opti cian. "On every windy day people come in ht-re by the dozen. Some have had their glasses blown off and broken and need new lenses. Others are afraid that their glasses will blow off and bay silk cords to fasten them with. Still others have something lodged iu „'toeir eye which they wain -oh, we like winter weather.''—C&ioago inter I Ocean. Y !