T5he SILVER CITY
All tHe Local Mining Nows Accur
ately Chronicled. ^ 'C ^ ^
JOHN LAMB Publisher
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1904
TO NÜGGET'S FRIENDS AND
As the editor of this paper will
be absent for the next sixty days,
attending the coming session of
the state senate, he begs to an
nounce that Nugget will be in
charge of Messrs Frank McKee
and Joe F. Henault, who are
jointly authorized to make con
tracts for advertising, receive
subscriptions, collect bills and
transact all business connected
. with this publication.
Mr. McKee, who was formerly
editor and publisher of the Em
met Index and has been for
several years connected with
newspaper publication in Nampa,
is a comparative stranger to lo
cal affairs here and begs the as
sistance of the patrons in en
abling him to "catch on. :
Henault, who has been foreman
of Nugget for the past few
months, the majority of our
local readers already know. Both
young gentlemen are accom
plished printers and will be pre
pared to turn out all job print
ing promptly and to the satis
faction of our patrons. The old
editor, during his absence, will
endeavor to supply our readers
with such information concern
ing events at the state capital
as he may deem of interest to
THE OLD AND THE NEW.
The year about to close has
been a bountiful one for Idaho.
Almost every industry in the
state has enjoyed a measure of
prosperity of greater porpor
tions than in the past. Crops
have been bountiful and prices
of products altogether have been
satisfactory. Considerable pro
gress has been made in the de
velopment of our mines, especi
ally in the central portion of our
state, which, only a short time
since was but little more than a
trackless mountain wilderness.
The Thunder Mountain country
—the term including as general
ly used a territory equal in area
to two or three New England
state—is rapidly being proving
to be the greatest storehouse of
mineral wealth in the entire
world. Within the coming year
it will, from a few of its many
discovered mines, begin to pour
its wealth of treasure upon the
markets and then the world will
begin to realize its importance
and it will require no prophetic
eye to see a rush of men and cap
ital into that country, the like
of which has seldom been
equaled. Dp until a few months
ago that country was without
was without roads and only ac
cessible by trail and pack animal,
This condition is rapidly chang
ing, and the big freight teams
now reaching the heart af the re
gion bid fair to be followed by
the iron horse. But in all other
portions of our state mining will
continue to be a leading and most
important industry. In our own
county it has settled down to such
a matter-of-fact business proposi
tion that while our "going" mines
continue to produce more gold and
silver than those of any other
county of the] state, they have
ceased to attract the attention they
merit. But another year promises
us many further developments. The
recent discoveries that the great
silver-lead deposits at South
Mountain promise to change to
richer copper deposits with depth,
denotes that something will be do
ing over there during the coming
But mining, while the most im
portant, is not the greatest draw
ing card to attract people to Idaho
in the future. Her agricultural
and horticultural and timber in
terests are only now becoming
known to the world, and the great
irrigation enterprises now inaug
urated and under way, which will
soon reclaim hundreds of thousands
of acres of the finest lands in the
continent, under the finest climate,
is destined to make our state the
most attractive for the homeseeker.
Mark you, that Idaho is going
to experience a growth in popula
tion and home building inthecom
ing few years, the like of which has
seldom been seen.
In another place in this issue is
a brief obituary notice of the
death and burial of John Martin
court, who died here Christmas
evening, written by a gentleman
who proved himself to be the
soit of a friend needed in the
hour of distress. A strange man
was John Martincourt. It was
his request before dying that his
remains should be buried with
out any funeral services, and
that his friend should write the
notice of his death and burial in
as brief a manner as possible.
But because all who have known
the true worth and sterling in
tegrity of the deceased during
the twenty years he has resided
in Owyhee, we caunot refrain
from adding our tribute to the
memory of a man who, during
his lifetime, never wronged a
mortal being. Quiet, retiring
from the busy world of men, he
lived alone much of the time. In
dustrious and frugal he had
saved a tidy sum of money, and
lived to lose it all through over
confidence in a supposed friend.
Broken in health by that dread
ed malady, miner's consumption,
Mr. Stevens induced him to ac
company him to California last
August where he remained until
warned by his physician that he
he had only a short time to live,
and started for Owyhee about
the first of this month, that he
might die and be buried among
old time friends.
The soul of honesty and in
tegrity had his request not pro
hibited it we are certain that the
remains of John Martincourt
would have been followed to
their ffnal resting place by a
large concourse of friends who
honored him for his true worth.
patronage. It is not only grate
This number closes the fourth
year of Nugget's publication
since its removal to Silver City.
It did not start out under the
most auspicious conditions but
has managed to struggle along
and its publisher feels that it has
made friends who have most
generously favored it with their
ful to them but will endeavor to
serve their interests better in the
future. We hope, within a short
time, or shortly after the editor
returns from his sojourn in Boise,
to make a number of improve
ments in the paper. Wishing all
its friends and patrons a pros
perous New Year, we are grate
full for their generous support
and kindly forbearance in the
past which we hope to merit
more in the future.
A nice lot of pure maple sugar at
From the tailoring house of James
P. Stiles & Co., Chicago, very reason
able. Suits and overcoats made to
order at from $15 to $40. Fit and
workmanship guaranteed. Order for
the Holidays. Fall line of samples.
We can and do do as
good work in cleaning,
pressing, dying and
repairing, and fitting
and making Men's
Suits and Overcoats
as can be done any
where in the state.
C. H. GRETE
Men and Boys
men's and boys'
custom made suits
hats, gloves, hosiery,
shirts, and neckwear
New goods are now
arriving. Come and
see if there is any
thing we have in
stock that you want.
OWYHEE MEAT MARKET
David Somerville, Proprietor
A Supply of the best Fresh and Salt
Sausages, Etc. The oldest established
Market in Owyhee County
-SHOPS LOCATED AT
Silver City Dewey DeLamar
\ Select assortmentment of choice Wines. Liquors and
Cigars in Stock. Draught and Bottle Beer on Hand.
"WtLite Front Saloon.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Old Fort Hall
Steele's UNION MADE Cigars
K nights of pythias, silver city
Lodge No. 25, K. of P. Regular meetings
every Tuesday evening at 7:30, in Masonic Hall.
All brethern in good standing are cordially in
vited to attend. Leo Wogotke, C. C.
Tohn Grete, K. of R. and S.
£"*YRUS CHAPTER NO. 2, R. A. M —Meets
v ''' every fourth Weduesday of each mouths. So
journing companions cordially invited to attend.
John S. St Clair, M. E. H. P.
Simon Harris, Secretary.
S ILVER CITY LODGE NO. 13, A. F. & A. M.
Meets the Second Wednesday of each month.
Sojourning brethern cordially invited to attend.
W. R. Hamilton, W. M.
8. Harris, Secretary.
K nights of pythias, delamar lodge,
No. 29. Meetings Friday evenings at
7:30 p.m. in Castle Hall.
H. S. Simmons, C. C.
B. A. Heazle, K. of R. and S.
|"|E LAMAR LODGE, No. 47, I. O. O. F.
Meets every Thursday evening. Visit
ing brothers always welcome.
Albert Rodda, N. G.
Bruce J. Sotheren, Secretary.
U LLA REBEKAH LODGE, NO. 31, meets
the second and fourth Wednesday in
each month at Odd Fellow's Hall. Visiti
members in good standing cordially invi
Eliza Mitchell, Secretary.
Emma Rodda, N. G.
D elamar miners' union, western
Federation of Miners. Meets every Mon
Jambs Hore. President.
Meade Stauffer, Sec.
O WYHEE LODGE NO. 2, I. O. O. F., Silver
City, Idaho. Meets every Friday uight.
Sojourning Brethern always welcome.
J. E. Dickens, N. G.
R. H. Leonard, Secretary.
La Importe De Cuba
SILVER CITY, IDA
THOS. FAHRE R, M. I>.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Calls answered any hour of the day or uight.
De Lamar, Idaho
R. C. Cunningham
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
Office near Idaho Hotel. Prompt and careful
attention given to all legal business
W. R. HAMILTON, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
DR. F. S. HEER
JOHN F. NUGENT
ATTORN E Y-AT-LAW
SILVER CITY, IDAHO.
A Select line of
The Quietest Resort
f FRED GRETE, Sr.
xml | txt