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Semi-Weekly Tidal Wave.
Kdltor.
T. J. BUTLER, « » I
Tuesday Morning, Aug. 31,
■ I ■! - ÜL 1 . _ -B 1 .
««-Original mailer oge^erypagp—
latest outside.
it
Letter from Joe.
San Francisco, Aug. 26,1869.
SALT LAKE CITY—LOCATION, »'IAN, AC.
The Wasatch range, for several
hundred miles north and south, pre
sents a precipitous wall—quite like
the eastern slope of the Sierras ; no
long sloping foot-hills. The valleys,
plains, benches or table-lands, as
the case may be, jut against the Wa
satch wall like a Boor. The country
west of the great barrier looks the
same as that from the eastern brow
of the Sierras—small ranges, de
tached mountains, sage plains, and
lakes at regular intervals. In front
of the Sierras, there are Owens,
Mono, Walker, Carson and Ilum
boldt, Pyramid, Honey and other
lakes ; at the base of the Wasatch,
are Bear, Salt, Utah and others in a
manner to correspond. Salt Lake
is the larger of all these mentioned,
near one hundred miles in leDgth by
au average of half or two-thirds in
width ; contains several large moun
tain islands,—Antelope being the
larger,—fifteen or twenty miles in
length. The railroad pass through
the Wasatch is by way of Echo and
Weber canyons —the grandest scene
ry perhaps on the entire route ;
though it differs from that of the
Sierras, in that in the former you
look up, in the latter down at the
wonders of nature. Echo is weird
and picturesque to the last degree,
while Weber is in reality but a con
tinuation of the former. Weber
river, a wild stream running about
us much water as the Owyhee,—does
not pass through Echo canyon. The
river and railroad come out into day
light about thirty miles south of tbe
north end of riait Lake—the road
has to run that distance nearly due
north to Corinne, Ac. to Promonto
ry- a point of mountain running
into the north end of the lake. Og
den city is eight miles north of
Weber canyon, where is located
Deseret station ; from Deseret, it is
thirty miles south to .Salt Lake City,
which is situated on a- low bench
sloping gradually to the Bouth and
west, and distant from (and nearly
opposite to) the south end of tbe
lake about fifteen miles. The Jor
dau river puts into the lake from the
squib— all of which arc in plain
sight from the city. To the east
ward of the city there is a cove or
depression in the mountain wall of
several miles in depth, at the ex
tremity of which, on the second
bench, is situated Camp Douglas.
To the southeast a lew miles the j
mountains run up to perpetual snow j
in the Twin Peaks in a comparative- j
ly short distance. There is little !
timber in sight anywhere, yet it is
obtained in considerable quantity in
the tar-off canyons. ( >n the bench
south of Ogden aud Deseret there is
a de.se matting of oak shrubbery- j
th« only oak l ever saw in or around |
tbe Great Basin anywhere. The land j
between the mountains and lake lies ,
nicely fur irrigation by the streams
_tho secret of Mormon success in
agriculture.
THE PI tfS OF THK CITY
The streets are
h quite distinctive.
certain width-very broad- 1
over one hundred and twenty-five
feet, and run due north, south, east !
and west ; the blocks each contain
ten acres, and are thus susceptible
of furnishing a great supply ot fruits,,
flowers, vegetables and, grain, rJ
well as room for residences. The

whlewalks 9X0 mostly lined with a
variety of shade treas -loegst, box
elder, quakenasp, maple, etc.—and
alongside of which are conducted
all a
the pure mountain waters for irri
gating and other purposes ;- thus
constituting the only city,' perhaps,
in the world where one is tempted
Ma hot day to drink eutbf the gut
ters, and which one fe perfectly safe
in d«ng at any lime, so far as soy
fear. of. filth is c*ucetned. .These
artificial rivulets are a most agreea
ble feature of the City of Saints,
and lend an air of health and clean
liness to the entire surroundings
which nothing else could. There
are no artificial sidewalks or pave
ment of streets—nothing but the
natural gravelly bench, which has
become worn and washed off in many
places till it is about as rough as a
cobble-stone manufacture ; hence
the sidewalks are hard on valley-tan,
and to the thinly-soled, because very
tiresome. Besides, thege wide
blocks and streets, thinly inhabited,
scatter a city of twenty-odd thous
and inhabitants over a large area of
real estate, and one is compelled to
do considerable walking in the ab
sence of street cars, etc. The water
in the gutters is convenient for
sprinkling sidewalks, etc., which,
with sweeping, are rendered a hard
road to travel in the business por
tion of the city especially. With
the shade and fruit trees, and exten
sive plan of city, It is ode bf "mag
nificent distances '' in more than one
sense :—to that of sight and smell,
there is nothing offensive ; no dark
or narrow alleys to feel a way
through at any hour ; no street
brawls and drunken carousals to
disturb the sleeper, or scarce any
sound but the rustling of leaves and
rippling of water,—and the pure
mountain air should satisfy the taste
of the most fastidious. For lack of
lumber and timber for fencing,
thore is much stone wall of the com
pc u >* or cobble-stone order, in use
in and about the city ; where this
wall shuts off the eyesight from pri
vate residences, there is an air ot
exclusiveness, in oonnection with
polygamous associations, that sug
gests the Itlèa of a Turkish harem or
seraglio. Those blocks occupied by
the'hlgher dignitaries, are generally
well "inclosed in the above manner,
and one cannot help commenting on
the fact. Formerly, tbe entire city
was enclosed by a stone and mud
wall six or eight feet high, from four
to two feet thick, as a protection
against the Indians in early days—
certainly courdn't have been intend
ed for any defense against anybody
else. The block in which the New
Tabernacle and Temple are built
and in course of Construction, is lo
cated about midway of the city east
and west, and near the second bench
Block has a high and substantial
wall, somewhoUi'mtidg atoroament
»'ion. It is Intended otherwise as
center of the city,and the streets
«« named and numbered accord.ng
1/ : -« Sbrüt South, East and W est
Temple streets ; then 2d V. &,*.
aIU * W > Tmple, etc., etc. The
| block east of Temple contains Brig
j hum's residences and place of busi
, ness generally (the Hon and beehive
houses), the tithing hoffse,' Deseret
overlooking tbe city from tbe north,
and on which are but few residences,
although it 19 the xnofe commanding
view for that purpose. Temple
News (Church newspaper) printing
establishment, Ac., Ac. The rule
in building materia!, is adobe; there
is more or less brick used, and a
^■■1
1 species ot red sandstone is consider
hbly employed with fine effect,
! Grallite is «P éBâlTe an<i liule usei
Temple street (called " Main"
street) contains most of the trading
houses, stores, etc. 1 he theater is
located at tbe corner of First street
? n( * eÄS .* ' n ^ ftr ^y opposite
which is the citv hall, wine cellar,
residences are cheap or
costly, according to the means of the
owners ; some blocks have a dozen
ordinary looking adobies, while tbe
blocks adjoining rosy contain only I
on4 or two very tasty and rather |
eofjiy edificee. With the exception '
or those highly walled in villas ;
(every block is a little town by it- !
sell ) tli* city présents a decidedly
airy, roomy and romantic scene ; es
pecially is this so in overlooking the
city from the*'bench on the north.
From an acre lot or even less, those
European families will raise enough
almost to support them a year, be
sides selling a quantity ot several
varieties of fruit, berries or vageta
bles^ 1 will add that the crops of
every description are very promis
ing this year, and as yet money very
scarce throughout Utah,—and let
this article go for a starter. I [
couldn't make it much shorter and !
say anything.
I
:
Sanford C. Owens, who has spent
the spring and summer at White
Pine, bas returned,spending a couple
of days in town oh his way to Boise
and Idaho. He speaks of White
Pine as a land full of promise, and
thinks if a sufficient number of mills
were in operation it could employ
nearly double the number of men
now at work, though at present
there are too many people for the
amount of labor to be performed,
and the consequence is that a large
number are idle and many without
The Idaho boys are scat
means.
tered about in the different districts
and as a rule have not done much
for themselves. Jeff. Hankins is a
bad cripple for life in consequence
of the stage accident last spring,
and is waiting on the court to award
him relief in the way of damages
against Wells, Fargo A Co. Pres.
Standifer is in Patterson district
prospecting, etc. Jeff. Standifer is
in Cope, and others well-known in
this Territory are to be found in
every camp from here to the Colora
do river, and even throughout Ari
zona.
SUMMONS.
Is the District Cocrtok thk Third Ju
dicial District op thk Tkrritort op Ida
ho, LN AND POR THK COUNTY
Hiram E. Lksuk, Plaintiff, against Joiln
Snydkr, Defendant
Action brought in the District Court of tho
3d Judicial District of the Territory of
Idaho, in and for the County of Owyhee,
and the oomplaiot Bled in said County of
Owyhee, in the office of the Clerk of said
District Court, at Silver City.
The People of the United States, in the Ter
ritory of Idaho, send Greeting to JOHN
SNYDER, said Defendant :
Y OU are hereby required to appear in an
action brought against you by tbe
above-named Plaintiff, in the District Court
of tbe Third Judicial District or tho Territory
of Idaho, io and for tfie County of Owyhee,
and to answer the complaint filed therein,
within ten days (exclusive of the day of ser
vice) alter the service on you of this sum
mons if served within this county; or, if
served out of this county, but in ibis district,
within twenty days: otherwise, within thirty
days, or judgment oy default will betaken
against you, according to the prayer of said
complaint „
The said action is brought to obtain a judg
ment of this Court against said defendant,
John Snyder, for the sum of Four hundred
dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of
live per cent per month from the 2d day of
November, a. d. 1898, due lrom said defen
dant to said plaintiff upon a certain promis
sory hole, set out and described in plaintiff's
said complaint, together with plaintiff s costs
of suit; that the usual decree may be made
for the sale of the premises described in
plainftff 's sajd complaint, and in the mort
gage executed by said defendant on the 2d
dav of November, 1868, to secure the pay
ment of said promissory not*—principal and
interest,—by the Sheriff of said county ac
cording to law and the practice of this court:
that the proceeds of said sale may be applied
in payment of the araooat duo to plaintiff
for principal, interest and costs and the ex
penses of the sale ( and that said defendant
and all persons claiming under him subse
quent to the »xocntion of said mortgage upon
said premises, either as purchasers, encum
brance« or otherwise, may be barred and
foreclosed of all right, claim or equity of
Redemption in the said premises and every
part thereof and that the said plaintiff may
Ltd judgment and «xecution against said de
fendant, John Snyder, for anT deficiency
which may remain. after applying all the
proceeds of the sale of said premises proper
Iv applicable to the satisfaction of said judg
ment , that the plaintiff or any other parties
mav become purchasers at said sale; that
the Bheriff cxecuto a deed to the purchaser,
and for such other and further relief in the
premises as to this Court may se«m meet
and agreeable to equity. .....
And you are hereby notified that if yo»
fail to appear and answer the «d complaint,
as above required, the said plaintiff will »;>
ply to "(be Court for th* relief demanded
ih'erc-in. , ....
Given under ray hand and the Seal or th*
Dirtriet Court of the Third JudL
( skal ) cad District of the Territory, of
! or } Idaho, in and for the County of
f èot-RT 1 Owyhee, this *Hh day ot August,
in the you* of onr bord one thou
sand eight hundredand Sixty-Din*.
B. X. HALUiCK, Cleric.
MartiniMiller, AUys. tor Piff, Silver City, LT.
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OWYHEE.
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OWYHEE L1VERV
Salt and
FEED STABLE,
! Jordan Street, below the Idaho Hotel.
I TIATTN G REFITTED ANI) FURNISH
MIL ad this commodious estiplishmcn*,
II âm again on hand, prepared to furnish
: or perform anything required in my line. '
Buggies,
Job-Wagons,
and
Saddle Animals
to Order.
Elf
A C. Springer.
ED WARD BORMAN.
Etat side Washington Street, one door north
of the Miners' Hotel.
SILVER CITY,
MANUFACTURER
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AND DIALIR IN
Boots,
Shoes,
Gam Boots,
Shoe-Findings,
Etc., Etc., etc.
Y STOCK OF SAN FRANCISCO-MADE
Boole—direct (Tom the mannfacturer,
Is COMPLETE.
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—ALSO— .
A very extensive shipment of
Leather and other Fine Stock,
From which I am prepared to make to order
ANYTHING IN MY UNE.
I employ
None bat the Best Workmen,
and
Personally
SUPERINTEND THE WORK
ta~ Goods of my own manufacture al
ways on hand.
Repairing Neatly and Promptly at
tended to.
EDWARD BORMAN.
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M. HERMAN. ; D. FKLSENHEU) J P. LBBRECHT.
HERMAN & CO.
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BANKERS,
S. E. Cor. Washing-ton and
Second Streets,
SILVER CITY, IDAHO TERRITORY,
Draw Sight Drafts on
Scholle Bro's, San Francisco
ajnd New York ;
Portland, Ogn., and thw
principal Eastern Cities,
—A.TO—
E U It O P E.
Do a general
BANKING BUSINESS,
Buy and sell
Gold Coin,Currency and Bâillon.
Make Advances
MERCHANDISE.
—ol J (J —
Receive
Storage la are-proofWarehoaae.
titr
$15 Buy the Best, $15
SKNT BT EXPRESS, CXBti ON DKL1VKRT.
, TH« . , 1
GENUINE OROIDE GOLD WATCHES.
IMPROVED AND MANUFACTURED BY
as are all the best make. Hunting cases , tlne
ly chased and toaatiftiHy enamelled, IWent
and Detached Levers, full jewelled, and every
watch perfectly regulated and adjusted, and
Guaranteed by the Company, to
keep correct time, and wear and not tarnish ,
but retain an appearance equal to solid gold
as long as worn.
These celebrated watches vre are now send
ing out by mail and express, Ç. O. D. any
where within the United States and Canadaa
at the regular wholesale price, payable bn
delivery. «
No money is required In advance
prefer that all should receive and see
the gootli before paying for them.
A single watch to any address
«15. A CLUB OF SIX, WITH AN EXTRA
WATCH to the agent sending thh
CLUB, $90. MAKING SEVEN WATCHER
FOR 490
u
Also, a saperb lot of mert elegant Ovoid«
Chains, of the latest and most costly styles
and patterns, for Ladles and Gentlemen 8
wear, from 1« to 40 inches ja length, at pri
ce-* of $2, $4, $6, and $8 each; sent when
ordered with watch at the regular wholesale
prices. « ,
Describe Ihe Watet» 'required,
whether Ladies or Gentlemen'* me, and ad
dress your orders sod letters to
THE OROIDE WATCH CO.,
148 FuTton Street New York.
63179
K ITRA FINE YOUNG HYSON
TEA and OLD JAVA COF
FEE,
Superior articles for family uw>,
at 1 . HUEI.aT A CO'S.
u>'
P
AI NTS, OILS; SPIRITS TCR
PF.NT1NE, VARNISH, WHITE LEA»
and ArtfKt»* Tabe Colors.
at J. HUELAT k CO'S.
4tr
W, D. BIGELOW,
Dealer a
GROCERIES,
WINES,
LIHUORS.
FLOUR,
GRAIN and
A VEGETABLES.
tar Advances made on Storage and c om
mission Goods.
Ilf
1000 MEN WANTED!
—At—
GRAHAM'S SAMPLE ROOMS,
—TO—
Bay His Stock
—or—
FINE LIQ.UORS AND CIGARS I
( Wholesale and Retail )
Cheap for CAB H.
Sample,"
Washington-st. — on* door south of Storni.
JAMES GRAHAM.
tsr Give him a call and
3 tf
SAZERAC SALOON I
Chas. Livermore & Tom Jones
. ...IELP THE....
SAZERAC SALOON on
Jordan Strut, Opposite the Idaho Hotel
T he Very Finest Kinds of Lfq
aora and Cigars, and NON]
OTHERS are kept at the bar. Call and test
their quality.
CRtf)
CHAS. UVEKMORE k CO.
LIVERY STABLE
IN FLINT,
The Ancient Mariner
HORSE HOTEL
In the Basement of Herman A Co. ? b Store
GEO. DREW, Prop.
Owyhee City.
COSMOPOLITAN
RESTAURANT.
m
A. M. Liscomb has started t
FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT
at George Merritt's old (stand
on Washington Street,
near Long Gulch.
HE COSMOPOUTAN will not bs behlot
any eating establishment in the Territory 1
Providing
Good Fare for its Guests.
*y Come and try it once and you will com«
again.
Charges Moderate.
A. M. LISCOMB.
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OWYHEE LIVERY, SALE
•—AND—
PEED STABLE
I Vest tide Jordan Strut , near the bridge
A. C. SPRINGER, Proprietor.
AND DOUBLE BUGGIES,
gINGLE
TEAMS AND SADDLE HORSES TO LET.
Horses bought and sold,or board
by the Day, Week <*r Month.
rrmiTEsr trice paid for
HAY AND GRAIN.
A3" Call and see and ray terras will suit
A. C. SPRINGER
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you.
RAILROAD STAGE LINE,
HILL, BEACIIEY
Proprietor.
F A L L A RK A N C E M E N T
From Silver City to San Francisco
IN THREE DAYS !
C ONNECTING DAILY WITH The Cars at
/ Winnemucea, Nevada—200 miles from
silver City, Idaho.
Carries the United States Mails and W., F.
k Co's Express, accompanied with Messen
gers.
THE RAILROAD STAGE con
nects ovary iky Borae Çtty HAU
LEY'S PIONEER LINE for all parts of
flirtio; and wKh the OVERLAND STAGE tor
Salt Lake and Montana.
ay For Further Particulars, Inquire»!
the Office at the Idaho Hotel, Silver City.
CHAS.' M. HATS, Agtet.
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Silver City. Dec. 11, '68.
ENtJlNE HAVANA CIGARS
at J. HUELAT A CO. »
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