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The De Lamar Nugget
VOL. I. NO. 1
DELAMAR, OWYHEE COUNTY IDAHO, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1891.
PEICE TEN CENTS
THE DE LAMAR NU33ET.
Issued every Tuesday.
LAMB A YORK, Publishers.
One copy, per year,
One copy, six months,
One copy, three months,
jHP~ Advertising rates made known on ap
OWYHEE COUNTY DIRECTORY.
lat Ölst.— W. H. Tewoaend, Silver City.
Ü Diet.—Was. Houtl, DeLamar.
3d Dlst.—W. S. Herlty, Brttneau.
Bherisr— Jehu McCabe.
■Clerk Diet. -Gaart— R. H. Leonard, Jr.
Probate Jadfe- 8. Lewis.
Assessor—A. B. Crochemn.
Treasurer—«. T. N. Smith.
Coroner—Dr. C. Richter.
K. F. S. HE EU,
Office next to P. O. All work warranted.
DE LAMAR, IDAHO.
Full Line of Tobaccos, Imp r'e,l rjgu
and Smokeib' anicl a.
FRESH FRUITS AKD GÂ G
Onlcn taken for any paper or periodical
And a great variety of other articles.
J5w5"Clnfc Room in Conn . ction.
MTHICE i BLACK
'MkiüHlk k BUMi
151jxU^lVOiVll I no I
Are prepared to do everything in the
Wagon Work and Repairing.
Sf^..Mine , s' Tnolsmade and sharpened.
Drill sti-e and pick eyes kept in stock.
Thi - 9 Space Reserved
SHYER CITY TINS HOP.
Blacksmith Shop !
P. MAHNICEX, Proprietor.
Horse shoeing and Blacksmith!ogin all
its branches, done promptly.
Carriage & Wagan Rop;iiril]g.
Drill steel always
'Tools made and sharpen'«).
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Here We Are, Shake!
We are with you and have come to
We are not as handsome and attractive
as we expect to be later on ; but we hope
you will good naturedly overlook any
imperfections in our make-up.
We want you to like us, and we will
do our best to be pleasant.
This is all the promises we have to
Lamb & Yobk.
It is reported that English capitalists
have bargained for nearly all the mines
in Atlanta, Alta county,. The price
agreed upon is a large one, and, if con
summated, would make the biggest sale
made in the state.
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p.cug the mine while Ca„t. De
«r was negoiiating for its purchase.
ill 'in-in is of dollar w tl f S i
oggets have si ■„»'been" taken oni
and it is safe to sav that for many rears
to come, the mines will cominue to pro
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nnce fne*n, hut there cau b* only one
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hrst one, and this belongs to the only
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.nun nrittpM M-r pnbliehed in tbe camp.
AS 800,1 as t he Nuckjet's new building
completed, it will find a resting place.
The Seven Devils is sure to come to
the front this summer with a whoop
and a jump. That district is soon to
have a brewery and a newspaper. The
paper is to be named "The Devil's
There are many dwellers ii
and ajonnd tiiis liappy
now until next October tent life under
the bright skies of fdaho is very pleas
ant. Sleeiiing out in the open air is
quite a common tl.ing among the occn
pants of comfortable dwellings. We
lie murky atmosphere
Mi.-.-icsippi Valley could only
r al j- I fie unmfortuf having a nights
« isti people i I
of ! 1 1 e
under onr ^k ips.
The Nugoet office is now in proud
f the first silver n
en nut of the great De Lamar
Tins nugget was found over
When the n*xt présidentiel election
routes nil, D- Lunar will have a bigger
v *- ,i,a " " la »«"""ceof the county.
,, ie Nu(i(JKr don , t carB . continental
whether that vote be Republican, Demo
cratic, Alliant e or all of them. One
j tiling is certain, it «ill be sound on the
l8ilver question. Tlie parly showing
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; disposition to give the wheat and stock
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raises of the W est, tlie cotton producers
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of the south and the silver miners of.
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tlie country an honest deal in spite of
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the H all btr- et and interest gathering
influences of the East, will get every
honest vote in the camp.
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On last Saturday the Nampa, Boise
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and DeLamar Land and J o vnsite Com
pany was incorporated with a capital
stock of $1,000,000. 1 he directors are
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Nathan Mernman, of Omaha, F. M. Per-!
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singer, Jas. A. McGee, of Nampa, J. F.
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Curtis and Judge Weir, of Boise. The,
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last named gentleman are all well and
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favorably known in this section of the
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country, and if push and energy counts,
i is ea e to s tv t ist t iis company will
oa arge vo ume o usiuess, am t îat
. arnpa wi receive er portion o t ie
" ne t8 . 1 lat wl 8ccrue r0 ' n 1 ie
enterpr.se, as tins point will be the
main ofiice of the company. Nampa
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A man hastily entered a La Salle street
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bunk recently and, approaching a teller's
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window, carelessly threw down a check
with the remark, "I would like to de-|.
posit that ; please credit the amount to
my account." The teller glanced at the
check and winked verv hard and vigor
ously to convince himself that his eyes
were still all right. The bit of paper
called for $463,000, and bore the signa
ture of one of the most powerful syndi-,
cates in this country. It was accepted
without a word, and the depositor left
the bank within one minute of the time
he entered it. The man was Iia in Idaho. I
As neither of the editors of this paper
have been in Chicago lately, and as Cap-j
*sin DeLamar has, our readers can read
ily guess who deposited this check. j
The stages nil come in now-adays over
loaded with passengers.
Indications Point to a Season of Un
The new manager, in assuming con
trol of the great De Lamar mining prop
erty, has not, as some feared he would
do, made any radical changes in the
employes. Naturally enough, he has
selected chiefs of some of the depart
ments from among men whom he has
personally known before coming here,
ana each of these have made some few
changes among those working under
them, but the old men have very few of
them been let out. Mr. William Rick
enburg has been placed in charge of
the mill: He is an experienced amalga
mator, whom Captain Plumer has for
merly employed in. Montana.
Thomas H. Oxuam, who has also for
several years past, been employed by
Plumer bas been appointed
foreman of tbe mines. Some few of tbe
old employes quit work on the 1st inst.,
when tile changes were made, some to
go prospecting or to work mining
claims, and the places of these have
been filled by new men; and in a very
few instances men have been let out.
ground consists of a full sized claim, the j
Manhattan, and the Howe, a fractional
i£! a,m ' W "»«««* of aadadjom.ng.
T , tW ° rtf > w ed the Howe ' |
'Luhattan to distingaiHh them from an-j
«*« same mountain, also
!*! Ied th , C r a .
^»rtli of, an<l j jiiih un tl.i
side line of the Wilson. 1 he Howe (frac
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tional) adjoins the north end line of the
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f There has been a tunnel six hundred
f» t ^ ng 1 nm fr °T ne * r * he f? 8t u ° f
the Manhattan almost directly south,the
of k round
Mr. Robert McAfee, who has been run
j ning the tram way from the time it was
completed, has Deen put in general
charge of tlie machinery at the mines
and mill. Mr. Win. Houlz, as formerly,
remains in charge of the carpenter and
The Nugget mining engineer and ex
pert, on last Saturday, paid a visit to the
Howe-Manhattan mines, owned by Wil
]j aul 0 av i es a ,,j others.
Their surface :
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\°J eet ""«"ü 8 ? u h Center end8 Jf?;
At th ' 8 de ' ,,h the led * 8 '^ 8 Pea ' :h f 1 ' 1
oro PI Hn S out some dlatan ae etisi liut
f tC,UÜ « "' est ' , So " e otber * ork , has
'* tn ^ ne 011 t 18 ( aims mt tit a o\e
8 1 1 e ges i e\e ope .
TllC tliniiel llieiltlOned EDO Ve llUS de
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veloped three ledges neither of which are
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the same, but lie west of the one cut in
the shaft. The first ledge was cut 2oJ
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feet from tlie mouth of the tunnel, it is
our | ;ee11 efc e , ut o\\ gra» i, pros
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ond was cut 250 feet further in and
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tunnel run on it a short distance. This
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is a big talc, ledge, showing very rich in
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streaks in silver. Jbrom this ledge the
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tunnel was turned west and run l(.K)feet,
• when the third ledge was encountered.
A drift has been run on this ledge 1/0
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! feet. The ledge throughout this drift va
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nes from four to seven feet. The ore is
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white decomposed talc clav mixed with
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a white, slightly honev-combed quartz,
carrying bf)th gol<1 and ailver; is easily
wor ^ e d, and. varies but little in charac
throughout the length of the drift,
^ has good walls and every indication of
: continuing south into the adjoining prop
j The ore taken Ironi the shaft on the
Mantattan south end line is a white,
hard quartz, with iron stains in it. It
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looks and prospects well. The distance,
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east and west, between this shaft and
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ie °'! " 111 1 , , 7/'.'if I
! s f slima 1 * a 8 1111,1 " c ' '7 n
ls "''f a .°" " ll ' 11111 1 r K 8111 ac ?' |
1 18 1 11 1,1 c 11 1011 aB soon as a sunev !s ,
t 0 ,« 088 ®"*; 1[ ™ m tb ' 8 dnft t0 «'e.
led 8 e un der the shaft and to connect the
Î' W ° 0 P emngs - °" r Laders can infer
1,0111 1 ' e a K> " la cnoug i < i,e^^opment
work has baen done to prove this a very
valuable property. Its location, adjoin
ing one of tlie richest propert ies ever dis
covered in Idaho, makes it the more at
I* now quite aliv« prospectors. !
The float picked up [ii; " !. i fall, in,
several place?, assaybig that pros- j
pector 8 have been im«' nn "mly waiting ■
that it is gone, «take* si location no
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the disappe arance of i 1 ! fepnow.
tiees are appearing rapidly,
is the north end of the belt on which
the great DeLamar mines are located is
quite certain. The float is of the same
character, but richer than that of which
so much has been picked up and milled
from DeLamar mountain. The claims
owned by Mr. Seaton, by the twin broth
ers and by Dave Farmer, located last
fall, wi 11 be developed at once,
owners all think they will turn out big.
Samples of ore assayed from their sev
eral claims ruD away up. The Ndgqet
will keep its readers fully posted on the
development of this new district. That
it w ill develop into a prosperous camp is
now quite certain.
Tbe experimental work done at the
Flint mill with concentrators last fall,
was sufficiently salisfactory to warrant
its continuance. Mr. Leech has ordered
that the mill be started up again at
once, and will add ten more stamps and
more concentrators to double ttie capa
city. Miners will in a few days be put
to work on the Last Chance tpine,
which, it is expected, will be able to
supply the mill with better rock than
that worked last fall.
Messrs. Jones & Ready, in the Alta
mine, just north of the Louis Wahl, one
of the DeLamar group, have a shaft down
one hundred feet. It is a good, double
compartment shaft, well timbered and
perpendicular. When completed to this
depth they started a crosscut on the
ledge and run fourteen feet without
reaching the opposite wall, when the wa
ter came in on them faster than they
could hoist it out with a bucket and they
have been compelled to suspend work
for a time. This water is probably only
from the surface snow and will not last
long- The ledge is in red porphyry with
about two feet of red clayon the foot
wall They have a good looking honey
<,on,b gold 'l uartz wluch asaa >' s u P ward
uf twenty dollars in gold and carries
some silver. The ledge has been pros
pected and found for nearly the whole
length of the 1500-foot claim and is so
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situated that it can be cut at a depth of
!fj eral humlred feet by a crosscut tunnel.
They have an excellent prospect of de
The wondrous wealth of Idaho's gold
and silver treasures wereseen daring
brief visit in Boise City a few days ago,
and wïre more tha „ a revelation t0 tbe
eyes or one unaccostumed to the varietv
0 f choice specimens, as shown from tbe
DeLamar mines. Senator DeLamar
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kindly invited us, with a few friends to
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inspect some specimens, that he was
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getting ready tosend to London in a
fev; days. £so one, not versed in min
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t ng lite, attire, can give but a crude idea
Q f tbe great slabs of native silver, weigh
ing from five to thirty pounds, and al
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most pure. Gold in all sorts of fantas
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tic shapes, seamed and threaded masses
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pieces of quartz rock, and Nature's
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wonderful work was seen in many piec
es of curious and beautiful designs.
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1 his great mine, with many other val
liable ones, lies in Owvhee county, and
ns rapid development will soon-place it
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among the greatest producing mining
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camps in the world.—Nampa Leader.
Ike Hale. Ed. Mills and John Reede
discovered a vein of bituminous coal last
fall on Succor creek, about two and one
half miles east of Fort Lyons. They
opened it in five different places last win
ter, and now have a vein of about two
and one-half feet of an excellent quality
for blaeksmithing,coke or gas coal. They
are using it for sharpening tools, and a
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load is soon to be brought here for one
If the ores in tbe Flint and Mammoth
districts can ba worked into concen
lrates successfully, and it is now pretty
we |l demonstrated that this method of
working t hem will be a success,
and important mining field
added to the already prosperous camps
0 f Owyhee County. There is lots of
rich ore over there, hut it is slightly
Tiic DeLamar lumber company now
have their crew ol men at their mill on !
Pediculus creek, and are about ready to !
start up. They have a big supply of
logs at the mill and w il! soon begin de
own. Tliev have a
iivering li.-nber in
large number of orders on hand from I
parties proposing to bu'ld business j
houses and dwellings.
Electricity In Mining.
This question is exciting a very lively
interest in mining, i. e., from points
where the power is generated to where
this power is required for the propul
sion of machinery. In Colorado, tbla
power has been extensively employed
and attended with great succès* and
satisfactory results, as well also aa in
California, viz., at the Dalmatl mine,
El Dorado county. This mine is situat
ed on the Georgetown divide, one mite
east of Keisay's diggings, noted for its
richness in the early daysof placer min
ing. The property beionga to an En
glish company who formerly worked
their mill by steam power, but finding
it to oexpeosiveabandoned steam power
the ore being of such low grade as to
yield scarcely more than two dollars
Manager Pearson thought by nsing
electricity the ores could be treated to
a profit. He carefully inspected all the
conditions of this system and became
convinced that by introducing tbe same
on thia mine it would prove highly ad
vantageous to the interests of stock
holders, and consequently adopted it.
lbe power is generated from Hock
Creek ditch, carrying 400 inchea of
water for tbe American river. This
water is delivered on a seven foot Pel
ton wheel under a pressure of a 112 fee»
connected with an electric generator of
126 If. P., by a belt. The power thua
generated is carried by wires to a rooter
located in the mill, by w hich all the
machinery is operated, consisting of a
Dodge rock breaker, three pulverizer«,
two batteries of five stamps each and a
set of Challenge ore feeders. Thia
electric power has been in »se eight
months, during which time 30,000-iona
of ore have been crushed without any
interruption of the generating power, at
cost of about fifty cents per ton.—
N. Y. Mining Record.
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We are pleased to assure our business
men that their facilities for procuring
lumber will be greatly improved from
this time on. The following item from
the Nampa Leader explains the improv
tj er man L
f ac t that it
ed situation. Mr. C. R. Shaw has been
the foremost citizen of Mountain Home
for several years, at tbe head of every
move for the improvement of that town,
and v ill be found by pushing citizens of
Nampa always up close to the head of the
procession in public affairs. Owyhee
people can now get all the lumber they
require without going the rounds of all
tbe saw mills between Payette and the
"C.R. Shaw,one of Idaho'slive lumber
merchants, is in town looking after the
interests of the Nampa Lumber Co., and
before leaving Nampa he made some ar
rangements for much needed improve
ments in the concern at this place, in the
way of sheds, offices, sash rooms, etc.
He will also enlarge the stock, and p
pare generally for the season's t
which promises to lie large. '
lyis just completed the
of the Idaho Falls Lc
Falls, Idaho; a jr
composed of R. A
Caldweil, and 0
oago part ;
faction of the
Cowden has c
business and ri
versation with .V
that he was inter
development of tl
valley, and that
icy of concert of
good, will make
rich in natural i
feel proud of.
hiyvill make 1
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