Silver City Nugget
SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, DECEMBER 30, 1904.
« 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
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
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
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
Extra select oysters only 75o per can
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
(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
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.
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
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.
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
(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
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
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 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
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
purchased Griggs interest in the said
business, assumes the liabilities of the
said firm and is solely authorized to
collect all outstanding accounts.
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."
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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