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The De Lamar Nu^eret 7 - [X% ■g - — VOL. I. NO. 3. PRICE TEN CENTS DE LAMAR, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1891. THE DE LAMAR NUGGET. Issued every Tuesday. LAMB A YORK, Publishers. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES: One copy, per year, One copy, ilx month«, - One copy, three months, QfF* Advertising plication. |S 0« 1 7s 1 00 rates made known on ap OWYHEE COUNTY DIRECTORY. Cottnty Commissioners— lflt Dist.—W. H. Townsend, Silver City. 9d Dist.— Wm Houtz, DeLamar. 3d Dist.— W. 8. Harley, Bruneau. 8h«riff— John McCabe. ■Clerk Dist Court— R. H. Leonard, Jr. Probate Judge—E. Lewis. Assessor— A. B. Crocheron. 'Treasurer— 8. T. N. Smith. Coroner— Dr. C. Richter. J^ICHTER & PLUMER, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS Silver City and DeLamar, Idaho. •W Calls from surrounding country answered ^promptly, day or night. R. F. 8. HEER, D DENTIST gyp- Office next to P. O. All work warranted. DeLAMAR, IDAHO. IDAHO. — - ^yM. E. BELL, NOTARY PUBLIC. DeLAMAR, J. DUVAL, w. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE DeLAMAR, - IDAHO. V Julius Isay« l ^GËIÎËRflL^STOBËt l » f*. ■3 A DE LAMAR, IDAHO. Full Line of Tobaccos, Imported Cigars and Smokers' articles. FRESH FRUITS AND CANDIES. or periodical Orders taken lor any paper published. "WALL PAPER, STATIONERY, JEWELRY, CUTLERY And a great variety of other articles. J©*Club Room in Connaction. TUVETBICE & BUGS, BLACKSMITHS! DeLAMAR, IDAHO. Are prepared, to do everything in the Blacksmith Line. Wagon Work and Repairing. SgLMiners' Tools made and sharpened. Brill steel and pick eyes kept in stock. Thi" Space Reserved for 4 * Theo. Philipp's V SILVER CITY TINSH0P. Leasers in Park City, Utah, have dis covered that they can make good pay by jigging some of tbe old dumps. Nothing more has been heard in tbe past two or three weeks of tbe discovery of tbe Breyfogle mine. Perhaps it haB never been lost, or better still, perbaps it was never found. A warrant for $50 was istued yester day to Miss Emma Edwards in payment of her design for the Great Seal of the Staty of Idaho, which gees into effect the 14th.—Statesman. The Caldwell Tribune in its write-up of the presidential visit last week, came out with a picture of the president which if not a good likeness was certainly origi nal. They had a cut of Douglass, the $3 shoe man. A Lassen county editor has been con victed of horse-stealing. This is some thing well nigh unprecedented. Editors are usually too busy in attendingt o oth er persons' affairs to have time or oppor tunity to indulge in any such matterson their own account. It is safe to assume that this editor was not a live newspap er man.—San Francisco Bulletin. We understand that a rash man has made the threat to come into the Tri bune office and lick both the proprietors. We dislike of all things to discourage a laudible enterprise, but wealsodislike to see an ambitious young man rush into the very jaws of destruction. For fear that he lias not rightly sized up his vic tims, we would call his attention to the fact that lie is tackling a 425 pound job, and advise him to take them one at a time.—Caldwell Tribune. About the brightest remark the presi dent made during his nine thousand mile trip,during which he is said to have made 139 well timed and happy speeches, was a remark lie made while passing Harrisburg, when nearly home. He said, "I found that all the people clear out to Puget Sound had already found out more about their country than could possibly tell them." We wish all the politicians in the East could learn the same thing. They try to tell us we don't know what we want on railway transportation,the settlement of the pub lic lands, free coinage, the Indian ques tion, irrigation and a dozen other mat ters of which they know no more than the citizens of Timbuctoo. William Pryde arrived in Winnemucca yesterday and reports that there is great excitement at Willow creek over the dis covery of gold near L. L. Rickard's (Montana's) ranch, this side of Disaster Peak, in the northwestern part of the county near the Oregon line. E.M. Sam ples arrived at the camp Friday with a sack full of rock which he had taken from a ledge near the ranch. The quartz was pounded up in a mortar and found to be fairly lousy with gold. Samples came in for tools and immediately returned to comence work on the claims which he had located. Gold has-been found in this locality before, but all efforts to discover the ledge were futile. All the miners at Willow creek have left for the scene of the discovery.—Silver State. W. T. Thompson, of Silver City, was in town Tuesday, having one of Free man's Succecs Dry Gold Separators with him, with which he will work some of the placer ground Dear Silver City. The machine workson the principle of a fan ning mill, with the exception that it has two bellows, so that while one is ex hausting the other is being filled, thus keeping a constant volume of wind on the sand and dirt that is passing over the riddles. The gold being the heav iest drops down and the dirt and gravel is thrown over. Mr. Thompson says that if he can find dirt that contains fifty cents to the ton that he can make it pay to work it. The capacity of the separator is forty tons per day.—Nampa Leader. W no has seen the machine? Messrs. F. M. Vines, Geo. Bernard, Wm. and Ed. Scott took their departure for De Lamar Monday. Vines and Ber nard are on a prospecting tour, yet we hope the gentlemen will return to Vale and conclude that this town is as prom ising a field as any. This town can ill afford to have George and Frank leave it.—Malliour Gazette. MINING NUGGETS. THE CHAUTAUQUA TUNNEL. The Nugget mining engineer inspect ed the crosscut tunnel being ran by Messrs. Lepley, Kent and others on tbe Chautauqua ground. Tbe tunnel is be ing run nearly southwest through De Lamar mountain, cutting it at about 300 feet below tbe summit, and is now in 600 feet, and nearly under tbe summit. To reach the surface on the west side the tunnel will have to be run about 600 feet further. It is the finest tunnel on tho mountain, being seven feet tix inches in height, and over five feet iu width, and perfectly straight. No tim bers were required after tbe first twenty feet. At 110 feet from tbe mouth, tbe tunnel cut tbe Chautauqua ledge at a depth of 80 feet from the surface. This ledge where crossed is four feet wide, nearly perpendicular, and trends about two degrees west. It has been run a abort distance both directions on tbe ledge. A quantity of ore now on the damp taken lrom this ledge is of good grade and many specimens show rich iu silver and in some of them gold can be seen with the naked eye. The entire ledge where cut iB good, and could be mined and milled at a profit. Three hundred feet from the mouth of the tuuuel a lode teu feet wide has been cut. This lode where cut is mixed with porphyry to euch au extent that ite value would be difficult to estimate at this point. Several streaks iu it are rich and these streaks vary considera ble iu character, from staiued seams of talc, full of silver, to white honey comb quartz, prospecting high in gold. Tbe hanging wall of this iode is shale por phyry. By drifting orsinking, this veiD would probably be found to clear itself of porphyry and develop into a very valuable find. From this vein to the present face of the tuuuel, every few feet bas sbo from an inch to eighteen inches in width all of which prospect more or less iu and silver. The tunnel is be up stringers of quartz ing driven ahead to cut the Boone ledge which will be reached at about 150 feet further. Further on the tunnel will cut the south extension of the Webfoot and will also still further on, cut the Last Chance. When Captain De Lamar bought the Wilson and Idaho mining claims five years ago for $12,500, Jack Wilson, the owner, got a big price for them, accord ing to tbe showing they then made. It is questionable if they had remained in Wilson's possession until the present day if they would have fetched any more now. That they have turned out to be splendid properties, is due to the fact that the purchasers were backed by capital to develop them as much as to the lucky finding of deposits of ore. There is an answer in this to a question, men w ho have mines for sale, are most frequently confronted with, "if you have a good mine, why don't you take the money out of it yourself?" A man may often be amply able to demonstrate that he has a good mine and yet not be able to make it pay for want of sufficient means to sink shafts, run tunnels, put up hoisting works, construct roads, build a mill or do other things required to put his property on a paying basis. If he be unable to obtain money to work his property, the best thing he can do is to offer it for sale at a moder figure. We can point out a property in this county for which the owner was offered $100,000 ten years ago. He re fused to take that sum, and has not been able to buy a new suit of clothes iu all that time. The same amount was offered him two years ago and ugain re fused. He has not sufficient money now to buy a box of candles. He has kept capital out of the camp; he will probably die poor. Which is the more sensible citizen, he or the man who sold the Wilson mine for twelve thousand five hundred dollars? Several of the prospectors in Cow Creek camp have bonded their proper ties. The usual method of bonding tbe properties is the seusible and prac tical one of putting the claims at a low figure and then requiring the parties to do a specified amount of development work during the life of the houd. This is fair to both parties. There are always a lot of men bout a prosperous camp attempting to play the "the-heads- I win-tRils-you-lose ga-"e of getting as long time options on properties as possi ble, ander tbe pretense that they can make sales and then waiting for de velopments. They simply tie the own ers bands, and do nothing themselves unless the owner proves the property to be worth more than the price named in their option. On the other hand there are plenty of prospectors who lo cate claims which look well and then virtually say to would be buyers, "you Sod a mine on my claim and I will sell if to you for a good round sum. 1 peciora should be willing to give tbe men willing to put money into develop ment, tbe big eDd of tbe bargain, if they give options, and the men secur ing tbe options should be willing to put up for development. Pros World's Fair District Commissioners. The following district commissioners for the State of Idaho for the World's Columbian Exposition have been ap pointed. Their commissions were issued yesterday : Ada and Owyhee counties— J. M. Bal lentine, Star P. O. Boise and Elmore—Greene White, Rocky Bar. Washington—Levi Allen, Salubria. Alturas and Logan—John Worstwick, Bellevue. Cassia—John S. Harris, Albion. Custer and Lemhi—Col. C. Clawson, Bonanza. Bingham, Bear Lake and Oneida—E. S. Whittier, Pocatello, and J. L. Under wood, Montpelier. Idaho—I. S. Weiler, Grangeville. The appointments for Latah, Nez Perce, Kootenai and Shoshone counties will not be made at present.—Statesman. Idaho at the Fair. — Senator J. R. DeLamar, of Idaho, is perhaps the most enthusiastic man in the country on the subject of tbe World's Fair. He proposes to donate out of his own pocket as much towards a display for that state as the entire population of Idaho gives. Further more, he has divided tbe state into 200 sections, and is organizing every sec tion,so that the greatest possible amount may be secured. "Perhaps they will raise $50,000,and maybe $100,000," said Senator DeLamar yesterday, "but no matter how largo the sum is, I propose to duplicate it. I am determined that Idaho shall be rep resented well if it takes $100,000 from my pocket."—Salt Lake Tribune. Making- Bottles by Machinery. A discovery has been made in the manufacturing line by a concern doing business at Woodbury, N. J., that is worthy of notice. For years glassblow ers have predicted that bottles could not be made by machinery. The American Bottle Company, incorporated a few months ago, with works at Woodbury, has demonstrated, and is demonstrating, that the glassblowers are wrong. The new method is very simple. The glass is gathered in the usual manner and allow ed to run from the rod into an iron cup, which holds the quantity needed for making the bottle. A hollow iron plunger at the bottom of the cup is push ed up through the mass, and the cup is reversed, leaving the glass in a plastic condition suspended from the hollow plunger, through which air is admitted. The cup, which is hinged, is then remov ed, and the moyement of a lever admits a small quantity of air. Thebulb is then flattened at the bottom and dropped into the mould, which is then closed and the air applied. This operation completes the bottle, and it is taken while hot to the annealing oven. By the old process the ring at the top of the bottle neck was formed by a second operation. This is done away by the machine method, and the bottle comes from the mould wiih a perfectly formed ring, thus greatly less ening the cost of production. General Grant's Log Cabin. —The historicold log cabin in St. Louis county, Mo., which the late General U. S. Grant erected with hisown bandsand with logs cut and hewed by himself—his first and probably his happiest home—is about to be removed from its present site and shipped to Chicago, where it will be re erected for exhibition at the World's Fair. The cabin was erected in 1854, and is in a remarkably good state of preservation. The house is fifty feet long and twenty feet wide, and is divid ed into four rooms. A Tale of Two Chairs. Elijah on his Lizzie calls When chores are done and evening falls. Elijah's bashful, Lizzie's shy, But then, her parents sit near by. "Good night, Elijah—Liz, good night," And paw and maw, by candle light. Go off to bed, and leave to bliss Their daughter and her beau, with chain ar ranged like this: Elijah 'lows "this weather'll do Fur hayin'." Lizzie thinks so, too. "Went coonin' long with John las' night." "Get any coons?" "No, moon wa'nt bright." And so they court, naught goes amiss, And Lige and Liz have aimed respective chairs like this: \ / With Spartan will to do or die, Elijah seems to grow less shy, And chairs become bewitched, I wis— They hitch and hitch, till they stand like this: "D'yoo like me, Liz?" "Oh, Lige!" They kiss. Then round gets caught in round, and chairs resemble this: I Thanks, Awfully, Gentlemen. The DeLamar Nugget, published by Lamb & York, was seen shining in our pile of exchanges this week, It is a neat paper and we hope it will fill the pockets of the publisheg8 with nuggets.—Cald well Tribune. The Nugget will make its appearance this week from DeLamar, and will be owned and controlled by Lamb A York, the present able publishers of the Silver City Avalanche. It is a sure "go" that the Nugget will be in demand from its first inception. The Leader speaks for a place on the "X" list. Lateb —The De Lamar Nugget, a five column paper, is on our table with the names of Lamb A York at its head. Judging lrom the ap pearance of the first sample, the Nugget will assay rich, and will be a source of revenue to the publishers and a joy to the citizens of DeLamar.—The Nampa The DeLamar Nugget, published by Lamb A York, has made its appearance. It is a newsy little sheet and we wish it success.—Nampa Progress. DeLamar has a home organ. It is called the Nugget. No. 1, Vol. 1, is be fore us. Success to it.—Wood River Times. Ye editor of the Signal has lived most of his short life among the mines of Ore gon and many a nugget of glittering gold has his eyes gazed upon, yet never a one that he was more pleased to see than the one that came through the mail the oth er day from DeLamar marked Vol. 1, No. 1, Lamb A York, publishers.— Weiser Signal. The DeLamar Nuoget has made its ap pearance. It is a bright, newsy little sheet, carefully edited and typograph ically neat and attractive. Good luck go with it.—Salt Lake Times. The DeLamar Nugget, Vol. 1, No. 1, published at DeLamar, Owyhee county, Idaho, lias made its appearance in the journalistic firmament of our state, and duly reached the Leader's table. Lamb & York are the brave and daring pilots that are to guide the Nugget's course over the tempestuous sea of public opin ion. The Nugget presents a neat,newsy and enterprising appearance, and DeLa mar may well be proud of its initial pa per. We welcome the Nugget to our ex change list with the full and due under standing that the copy sent us will some times be horribly mutilated by the Lead er's chief fiend's scissors.—The Weiser Leader. The first copy of the DeLamar Nugget, a five column weekly, Lamb A York ed itors and proprietors, lias reached the Democrat office. It is full of well writ ten local matter and is a credit to that camp.—Boise Democrat The information was given last night by one of the best known mining experts in the West, that the Ontario No. 2 Bhaft had reached a depth where the vein in stead of being enclosed by quartzite, had penetrated the underlying granite and that it was as strong and fertile as it had ever been. It has long been a mooted question among mining men whether the veins of Park City would extend below the quartzite strata ; now that it has been demonstrated that they do, it extends the time of the productive era of the mines to almost indefinite limits, the only element miners need fear being the amount of water they would have to con tend against.—Salt Lake Tlftits.