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'msszusr i_jVQn (Jountv l imos . „„oo «7 V/AA WVUIIUV -L llxlvIJ« wvrjBBWjg.sg-" One copy, six months, g qq I CARDSf POSTERS) BILLHEADS One copy, three months, 3 qq ————■—1^p———I ClfCUl®r#f LttMily ,y . . 2.1 fmtwnwpph. VOL. 1._SILVER CITY, NEVADA, OCT. 4, 1874. NO. 40. “l" MWIMB ■EXmm'EXCF, [From the Idaho World.J We publish herewith a reminis cence of early times in Idaho, clip ped from the columns of the St. Louis Globe. The Globe's informa tion upon Idaho subjects is none of the best, and its reminiscence will not, therefore, lie valuable to Idaho ans for its instructiveness; and will be read by the survivors of the grim years of ’63 and ’64 and ’65, more for the sake of a smile at its historic blunders than for its historic value. It is quite true that the pop ulation of Boise county at that time was made up of about as lawless a collection of the genus homo as has ever been attracted to any single locality. They reverenced nothing, feared nothing, not even the vigil antes, and murder, instead of being of rare occurrence, was a favorite pastime. Loon Creek had not been discovered; White’s Exchange was chief of a hundred saloons in the city, and an outlaw known as “Judge” May was Prosecuting Attorney. But there was still in the great mass of folly and wicked ness and crime a working, leaven of goodness and purity, which remain ed1 throughout all uncontaminated, untarnished, and has brought social order and loveliness out of a disor der and devilishness which was in describable, and which cannot be recalled to mind without a shudder. me summer or do was livery up in the Idaho gold diggings, and many are the tales still told of events which transpired at that time. As soon as the water began to fail the miners commenced to knock off work and gather into town, and by the first of August Idaho City was filled with as rough and restless a class of men as it is possible to gather in any part of the world. In blissful ignorance of Sunday laws or other artificial regulations insti tuted tor the purpose of proscribing the natural lreedom of man, this motley population followed each the bent of his own inclination. They reverencod nothing, and they feared nothing, except the vigilantes, but rough as were the elements compos ing the 'community, a downright murder or robbery was a rare oc currence. The season had been an unusually prosperous one, and the number of big runs made was the subject of general congratulation among the fortunate owners of hydraulic olaims. A party of miuers had just come in from Loon Creek, where they had been taking out some “right good sacks” of coarse gold, and their nuggets were the admira tion of everybody. The' boys on Ophir Creek had realized handsome ly in “rocker ground,” and and were, to a man, as full of sport and money as could be desired by the urbane proprietors of the NUMEROUS LITTLE GAMES. That were in operation about town. The men who had quit work gen erally provided themselves with new store suits anti fine boots imme diately on their arrival in town, and after a pilgrimage to the hot springs for a bath, and a short interview with the barber they were considered to be dressed for any company they were likely to fall in with. Every night they visited the dance-houses and took a spin around the floor with the girls and every night they changed in an ounce or two at the faro or monte tables, generally fill ing out the evening with a short ses sion of seven-up or old bluff, just to thoroughly test the luck of the day. * ClUJt UUIDO «vtv -- mer, tor everybody had plenty of money, and no one was afraid to spend it. All were intent on the enjoyment of the hour, in genuine mountain style, and held themselves ready for a game, a frolic, or a tight, on any and all occasions. Shooting atfairs were frequent, and although each man was supposed to go always “ heeled,” there were occasional in stances which couldn’t be healed. Under those enlivening influences Idaho City was a thriving town, and even the litne graveyard on the bar enlarged its limits, and disposed oi vacant lots witli great rapidity lor a time. Of the noted institutions of the place Rube Peyton's saloon was the crowning glory. It was a long, spa cious establishment, provided with a billiard table, FARO AND MOST* BANKS, And all the modern improvements. The bar was a marvel of backwoods art, was bullet-proof, and was stock ed with the choicest and rarest, not to say the finest, brands of liquors which could be found in Frisco. In the centre of the room stood an im mense box-stove, surrounded by an iron rail for the loafers to rest their feet on, and all around were ranged side-tables tor the convenience ot card parties. A young darkey was continually Hying around, straight ening up the ohairu and ruuning on errands from one point to another, while Rube stalked plscedly about smoking black navy plug in a gold-mounted meerschaum, en joying these piping, times of peace, during which it required three bar keepers to set up the refreshments, and a cashier to weigh in the dust. One night Rube sat down to a game of poker with the Major, as the district attorney was called, and a couple ol miners. The saloon was crowded. Everything was in full blast; from the pool players in the rear to the cashier in the front, every one was endeavoring to invest in some speculation, and the little darkey glided about among them like a shadow. The crowd hover ing about the faro tables were dis satisfied, for the bank was in luck, and the plucky tiger fighters were in danger of being as completely swamped as were Pharaoh's hosts of old. As the evening wore on the betting at the poker game ran high. The two miners were flush with their whole season’s clean up; the major looked a little fiush from his gener ous potations, and Kube was SUSPECTED OK A PLUSH, Because he bet ’em before the draw. A large number stood around look ing at the game, when suddenly the Major, thinking he noticed some thing irregular, cried out, “ Hold! I shall draw my money out of that pot.” “What's the matter?” asked one of the others. “You discarded twice.” “ I didn’t, and you can’t draw your money. If you want to play draw, why — draw !” The crowd rushed to the doors and jammed through, the bar-keepers dodged under the bar, and the uool players took to their pins amid an explosion of firearms and profanity that would have done credit to John A. Logan's division before Atlanta. The firing didn’t last long, and when the boys ventured back they dis covered the two fighters scuffling on the floor amid the smoke. They had emptied their pistols without decis ive effect, and were still punching and gouging each other as well as they could. They wore iminedi* ateiy separated and refreshed with a dose of “ step off,” and matters were discussed by the crowd, while things were being put to rights in the room. Rube was hunting and shouting for “that nigger.” But no nigger was forthcoming. “ Wonder where the devil he can be; may be he’s napped a slug,” said Rube, peering under the billiard table. “ I saw him crawlin’ on the floor, with his wool stickin out like a chunk of bunch-grass. Tharwarn'ta kink in it,” said another. In a minute a dozen men were actively searching the premises for the LOST COXTItABANn. They ransacked the back rooms, and poked under the sidewalk; he wasn't behind the bar; there was no nigger in the wood-pile—nor yet in the fence. By inquiring about town it was soon ascertained that he had not Iwn soon .luce the fight com menced. Where wuM i.o oer ■.. certainly wasn't in the house, and lie surely could not have got out ind run away, without being seen by somebody. The astonished crowd, unable to solve the mystery, had given him up for a gone nigger, and were just about taking a drink lo his memory, when some one called out, “ there’s his shoes.” Sure enough, looking in the direc tion indicated, they plainly saw the darkey’s big shoes lying on the hearth of the big stove. A closer examination disclosed the fact that the shoes contained feet, and attach ed to the feet were found legs which, being pulled vigorously, developed a wriggling darkey in a cloud of ashes. JIo had bolted into the stove in mortal terror at the firing, and in his Irantic efforts to turn and shut 'he door, had wedged himself iu so that he could not get out. The boys shrieked with merri ment and were wild with glee, but not one of them was so delighted as Sam, and to this day no one can tell the story ot his “narrer ’scape” with halt so good grace as can that young scape-grace himself. They filled him with whisky and dashod hint with wine, and finally carried him into the workroom and laid him out on a table. Whenever the boys wanted any fun thereafter they hail only to shut the door, get up a fight, and watch the darkey. It is stateil i hat out of seven trials he never “gave a chance.” The Right or Left Arm.—The question whether a gentlemen walking with a lady should give tier his right arm, is frequently discussed. Custom and written etiquette are rattier in favor of the right, although there are excellent reasons In favor of the left arm. Either one or the other, permanently retained. is vastlv better than the awkward and absurd habit of changing arms, so as to place the ladies on the inside of the promenade. One advantage of giving the left arm is that the person on the right naturally takes the lead, eo that in the country or city. In the street or nark lie thus directs the way, instead of wait ing to consult with his companion, or causing a jostling by each of them trying to move to ward opposite points. Another advantage is. that in a crowded thoroughfare, such as lirnadwav, for example, where the sidewalk in iuvaribly encumbered with merchandise and thronged with people, a gentleman needs hi* right arm to remove obstructions and keep rude or careless folks out of the way. Scribner’s. Brief colloquy in Texas between a tourist and a native: “My friend, why is it every body in this country thinks it necessary to. ar ryonaor two revolvers?” "Well, Btrangor, said the Texan, “you niought travel around here a good long time and not want t weppou, but when you do want a pistol in this country you want it like hell.*’ Near McGregor, Iowa, a few days ago an attempt was made to wreck a railroad train by winding a log chain several times around the rail and covering it so that the engineer would not notice it. The train, however, passed safely over the obstruction. A saloon keeper in Jeffersonville, Ind.. ha* sued Mrs. M. A. Johnson, editor of the Agi tator, s temperance paper, for calling his sa loon a “murder mill.” Damages are laid at $2,000. Mbs. Stonewall Jackson resides at Charles ton W C. She is quite young, not above SO of medium height and very Httractive. Jack sou’s brother keeps a comer grocery st Memphis. C. V. BOISOT, DRUCCI3T & APOTHECARY, SILVER CITY NEVADA. IN ADDITION TO A FULL ASSORTMENT of nrnjr*. Medicine**, Fancy Ar< fide** and Perfumery imported dired from New York: ....A FULL LINE OF.... Mill Chemicals! SUCH AS Sulph. of Copper, Cyanide of Potash, Acids, Sodium, ETC. ETC. ETC. Also A full assortment of Paints, Oilg, Win dow Glass aud Wall Paper, at greatly reduced rates. —AGENT OF— Chicago Enamel Paint Works. Physicians preemptions accurately com pounded. Silver City, July 4th, 1874. Dayton Drug Store ! DR. J. C. HAZLETT, Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Fancy and Toilet Articles. EVERY ARTICLE IS PURE AND FRESH. lE^Terms reasonable and prices satisfactory. Pike street, Dayton, Nevada. OASIS SALOON BILLIARD HALL! MAIN STREET, - SILVER CITY, Fireproof Brick Building, under Masonic Hall. C. Becker, - Proprietor. Constantly on hand the finest Old Brandies Old Brandies PronHiae Old Brandies Old Brandies D* ClIlUlcS, old Brandies Old Brandies Pure Old Bourbon Whisky. California Wines, BASS’ ALE, XXX PORTER, GENUINE HAVANA CIGARS. Polite attendents to serve all who may favor me with a c 11. International Saloon Refitted and Refurnished MAKING IT ONE OF THE Most Elegant Places in VIRGINLA CITY, NEVADA. Finest Wines and Liquors. Stock report received daily, also tiles of the leading papers. Open All Night! JOHNNY PIDGE, - - Proprietor. Chrysopolis Saloon, MAIN STREET SILVER CITY.NEVADA. JUST BELOW POST OFFICE. WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS. CLUB ROOM ATTACHED. JOSEPH MUNCKTON, Proprietor. Adriatic Saloon! No. 8 South C street, HENRY STEPHENS. PROPRIETOR. CHOICEST QUALITIES OF WHISKIES, Brandies, Wines, Ale and Porter OLD KENTUCKY (R)LD DUST WHISKY. Best brands «>f Cigars CIGARS. Ci««" *jTA hearty welcome to Silverites.^EB Cosy and comfortable CLUB KOOM for the accommodation of guests. Call and test the hospitalities of HENRY STEPHENS. SILVER SALOON. EBI & DYER, • - - Proprietor*. Ol’R BAR Is .locked with »11 the cholM brand, of ALE, PORTER, TABLE WINES, BRANDIES, WHISKIES, Etc SILVER CITY BREWERY. MAIN STREET, SILVER CITY Beit Wines, Liquors and Cigar* Fresh, Cool Lager Beer! PHILLIP GEYEB. MEYER & STEGMAN Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, HARDWARE, CLOTHING, i - * MILL GOODS! DRV GOODS! Crockery, Liquors, ETC., ETC., ETC. Corner of Main and Pike Streets, DAYTON, NEVADA. Alhambra Saloon West side of Main street, SILVER CITY, : NEVADA Leconey Sc Charest. Proprietors. Importers and dealers in choice old Whiskies Whiskies Whiskies \A/hicl/!nc Whiskies Whiskies fflllOMt/5, Whiskies Whiskies Whiskies ! Wines Wines Wines 1A/S nae Wines Wines WflUCOj Wines Wines Wines Brandies Brandies Brandies RronHiac Brandies Brandies DrallUieb, Brandies Brandies Brandies Cigars Cigars SSS Havana Cigars. SgS Cigars Cigars Having moved into their new and commodious building, have fitted up an ELEGANT CLUB ROOM. Colombo Saloon, ALEX WXTTMANN. Formerly of Colombo Saloon. C street Virginia City, Neveda. ALWAYS on hand the choicest brands of Wines. Liquors and Cigars. My old friends, and as many new ones as can, are res pectfully invited t<* give me a call. Main St. Silver City, Nev. ODE ON Saloon and Hall, PIKE STREET, DAYTON. The choicest brands of w. l. s c. at I'iH and 25 cents, constantly on hand. FANCY DRINKS A SPECIALTY. Ice Delivered To all parts of Silver City and Dayton. G. G. CODDINGTON. Lucas’ Saloon. MAIN ST. SILVER CITY, NET. Constantly on hand a choice snpply of. Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. FURNISHED ROOMS TO LETT. L. T. McLAIN, Mound House Saloon V. & T. R. R. The very best qualities of WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS constantly on hand. 0=7” All Trains stop long enough for pas sengers to SAMPLE LIQUORS. 28-tf ARMORY HALL BILLIARD SALOON. MAIN STREET. SILVER CITY. NEVADA. ■WTOYES fc HALL CALL ATTENTION TO their superior stock of Wines and Liquors. They have one the best and latest improved BILLIARD TABLES for the use and pleasure of their many friends. Yosexnite Saloon CLUB ROOMS! BOYCE & DUNCAN, - - Proprietors. M SOUTH C STREET.VIRGINIA. MOST ELEGANT FARO, KENO and TWEN TY-ONE ROOMS IN THE STATE! Virginia and Silver City BUS TERMINUS! Fine wines and liquors. ENGLISH ALE AND PORTER. CUTLERY, CIGARS AND TOBACCO, ETC. Petaluma Mill. | 4 LOWER GOLD SILL, CHARLES E. DE LONG, Attorney at Law, OFFICE, Black’s Building, (up stairs), corner C and Taylor streets, Virginia, Nevada. LEWIS T. COWIE, Attorney and Counselor at Law. OFFICE, Black's Building, cor. C and Taylor, VIRGINIA, NEVADA. E. B. STONEHILL, " Attorney at Law OFFICE, Blx k'fl Building, np atoin, i-ornw C and Taylor streets, Virginia, Nevada. Notary Public and Commissioner ol Deeds LINDSAY & DICKSON, Attorneys at Law! Office In the Bank Boilding, entrance on Taylor Street. Virginia City, - Nevada. J. H. HARRIS, Attorney at Law, SILVER CITY, NEV. DR. J. MANSON, PHYSICIAN And SURGEON! (Late or Qbam Valley, Cal.) Office—In Maynard House, - Gold Hilt. P. T. KIRBY, If. D. Physician and Surgeon, OFFICE AND RESIDENCE: OPPOSITE DORWIN'S ASSAY OFFICE, Main Street.Cold Hill. M. J. McCUTCHEON is my authorized Collector. 4 ROSS E. BROWNE, U. S. MINERAL Deputy Surveyor, ROOM 8, TAHOE HOUSE, _VIRGINIA CITY. F. DeLanza, M. E. Room 4 Odd Fellows Building, C St. VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA. Mining Engineering, in all its branches, promptly attended to. DRS. PACKER & TUFTS, HOMEOPATHIC Physicians and Surgeons! No. <12 Sou Hi C Street, Virginia C'ity, Mev. OFFICE HOURS: DR. PACKER—8 to 10 A. M., »llil 2 to 6 P. M. DR. TfFTS—10 to 12 A. M„ anil 7 to 9 P. M. W. O. CONWELL, DENTIST ! OFFICE — MAIN STREET; Opposite Yellow Jacket Engine House, COLD HILL. J. R. SHAW, DEALER IN HAY, CRAIN and WOOD, Main Street.*. Dayton. STOCK BOARDED BY THE DAY OR WEEK I860. 1874. Pioneer Laundry, NORTH OF VIRGINIA, JOS. F. & G- Wv HALL, Proprietors. FJ1HIS OLD ESTABLISHED AND RELIA M. ble Laundry is prepared to turn out any quanitty of Renovated and CLEAN LINEN, without being damaged by manipulation or chemical application. PACKAGES PUNCTUALLY CALLED FOR AND RETURNED. OFFICES—International Hotel and Wal lace’s Fruit Store, 12*2 South C street, fi JOS. F. k G. W. HALL. CEO. W. DOR WIN, ASSAY E R ! Main Street, • Gold Hill, (Two doors below the News Otto®. Bullion carefully melted and Assayed, at United States Branch Mint rates. Or® assays made on an ounce basis, at a reduction of twenty-flv® to fifty per cent, on regular rates. 4 BROWN A MAHANNY, PRINTERS, Cor. C and Taylor Streets, • VIRGINIA. PUBLISHERS OF THE FOOT-LIGHT * BARBER SHOP. _ Tzachariah, with assistants, • can always be found At his shop, Sllvar City, prepared to do Hair Cutting, Shampooing, and Shaving in the moat tasteful manner possible. GIy® him a call. LOUIS GOLDSTONE, DIRECT IMPORTER OF lfn.L mhardware, ITS GOODS, 11 GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, PIGAR9 alts Mr WINES. Vv TOBACCO, f IQOORS, 1 MOOTS. JLi CLOTHING, D HATS, LUBRICATING OILS, CROCKERY -AXD.... GLASSWARE, And a great many other articles too numeroRB to mention. Selling all tny go<*ds, Wholesale and Retail, at the most reasonable rates, I hope to receive a share of patronage. LOUIS GOLD8TONE, Main Strret, Sihwr City, Nevada. — THE — BANK OF CALIFORNIA AGENCY, At Virginia and Gold Hill, Nav. A. J. RALSTON, General Agent. This agency receites deposits of Coin or Currency, either on open ac ronnt or to issue certificates therefor, paya ble (at the option of the holder) in Virginia or San Francisco. Exchange for Sale — OK — NEW YORK, LONDON, BOSTON, PARIS, SAN FRANCISCO, DUBLIN SACRAMENTO, ETC. Collections made on >11 points. Bullion Purchased »t the most fsvorshle rates. Storks, Bonds and Legal Tender Notes bought and Bold. Agency for the sale of Quicksilver. A. J. RALSTON. Agent J. ». MARTIN, Cashier. —aw VIRGINIA AND GOLD HILL ^H1XIQ37S L„su Hill to and from Canon WILL mate Regular Trips between the stands at either end of the route, ae frequently as the state of the road will allow, from 8 o’clock a. m. to 9 o clock p. m Will also make one trip from Piper’s Opera House to Gold Hill at the close of the per formance each evening while the theater is running. Fare, 25 Cents. After 8 p. at., 50 Cents. JACOB WHITE, PROPRIETOR. VIRGINIA AND DAYTON Stage Line. Carrying the U- S- Mail and Wells, Farjo h Co’s Express* J. S. Dallas, Proprietor. Leave* Virginia, I HA. 51. 3 P. 5f. | Leave* Dayton, * A. 51. 3 P. M. FA R E. VIRGINIA TO GOLD HILL. 25 cent*. “ “ SILVER. 75 “ “ " DAYTON, ....... $1.75 SILVER CITY STAGE CONNECTING WITH THE Cold Hill Omnibus Line ^"Change of Time !*•* ljeave silver City, *:30 A. M. 10:30 A. M. 1:00 P. M. 3:13 P. M. •:15 P. M. Leave Gold HiU. 9:30 A. M. 11:30 A. M. 3:13 P. M. 4:13 P. M. 7:13 P. M. Fare.Fifty Cents. ROBEDEE k BENNETT, Proprietors. Dr. Rt Dt HARRIS^ PHYSICIAN t SURGEON and ACCOUCHEUR! SILVER CITY. PROFESSIONAL CALLS FROM THR City and surrounding country promptly attended to both Day and Night. J. W. MILLER is my authorised Collector. 9. POWELL, 9tT Attorney at Law, DAYTON.NEVEDA. OFFICE NEAR JAQUVS. NU STRUT. Will pnctiM In ell the Crane of the State. G. W. KEITH, Attorney at Law. DISTRICT ATTORNEY TOR LYON COUNTY, NEVADA. Odom, Curt H>M>»i SsySott.