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YHEE NUGGE SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, APRIL 14, 1905. VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 47 LOCAL. Mrs. Mills is receiving a new supply of miilinery goods today. R. S. Hawes receives each week, on Thursday evening, a consignment of ft-ei-h fish of the seasou. George Birmingham was in town from his East creek ranch, Wednesday, for the first time this year. Faust Panola was iu town Wednes day, making final proof on his home stead entry, on Picket creek. Odd Fellows anniversary, ball at De Lamar, April 26. Grand lunch at hull. General invitation extended. Several bright looking young miners arrived here yesterday, presumably to go to work on the Trade Dollar exten sion. Mr. Sidney Knight, the mayor of febeaville, Oregon, was shaking hands with his many friends in Silver City yesterday. A number of ladies gave Mesdames Connors, Evans and Dwight, of the Idaho Hotel, a very pleasaut surprise party, Tuesday evening. Harvey Strode, formerly a resident of Silver City, but now of Boise, has been shaking hands with his many friends here since Wednesday. J. Bernardo made his annual proof of improvements on his desert land entry, near what was formerly known as the Grogan place, near South Moun tain, this week. At the Odd Fellows anniversary ball to be given on the 26th instant, it has been arranged to have the supper at the banquet hall at $1 per couple. Tickets to ball, $1.50. Senator Hey burn has Nugget's thanks for a liberal supply of garden seeds. If the ranchers, when they come to town, will drop in on us, we will cheerfully divide up. Father Dempsey will hald services at the Catholic church next Sunday, when he will bless and distribute the palms at 11 o'clock mass; way of the cross and sermon Friday evening. The board of county commissioners met in their regular quarterly session Monday, having but very little comiug before Lhem except the usual auditing and allowing bills aud other routine matters, which they soon completed. Mrs. W. D. Stevens and Miss Nellie -Hutchiuson wpnt over to Boise Mon day, the former to visit her daughter, Mrs. Bal'ard, aud the latter to visit friends for a short time aud then go to Portlaud to remain during the sum mer. Joaquiu Bernardo and Charles Wall were over from their homes on South Mountain creek, doing business iu town Wednesday. They report that their stock wintered well, feed is get ting good, and the season looking bright for them. William Stattery, who with his fam ily has resided iu Silver City for over two years, he during the lime being assessor and tax collector, r. moved to his former nome at DeLamar today. He aud his pleasaut family leave here with everybody their friends. Mr. Charles H. Lake, who has held down a home at Flint ever since the first trail was broken to that camp, was a visitor here Monday He says stock has wintered well over there aud that grass is now fine. He says he is enjoying better health than he has for several years. The ladies of St. James' Episcopal Guild will give their usual annual food sale, Saturday afternoon and evening, April 22. Besides Coffee aud sand wiches, salads and cake, they will have for sale many fancy articles, made by members of the guild. The place of sale will be announced later. Bishop Fuusteu is to be here Sunday, the 16lh. His appointments will prob ably be as follows: Silver City—11 a. in., baptismal aud communion service. Dewey—2:30 p. m., service and bap tisms. DeLamar—5 p. m., baptismal service; 8 p. m , evening service aud commuuiou. Mrs. Morgan has fixed up the build ing next door to the 'Royal House, iu nice shape aud made it a reading aud smokiug room, in connection with the hotel. Aud, by the way,she has prom ised the hotel guests an extra fine chicken dinner at 5 o'clock next Sun day. You can be one of the guests if you wish. Mrs. Simon Harris, who represented the ladi- s art needle work of Jd"ho at the St. Louis W orld's Fair last year, will also perform the same service at the Portland Exposition, this summer. She will start next week, on a tour of a portion of the state, to collect addi tional exhibits, under the direction of Commissioner McBride Mrs. Harris' zeal and energy make a pretty good ex hibit of itself. Mesdames Johnson and Lee, two ladies well known to be accomplished cooks, have leased the Peterson build ing and have had the restaurant on the first floor thoroughly refitted and new ly furnished, aud the rooms above renovated, repapered aud painted, so that everything looks spink, span, uew and clean. They will open the restau rant next Sunday with a flue chicken dinner, aud are prepared to lake lodg ers at reasonable rates. Joseph Lessman, deputy stock in spector for western Owvhee, whose district extends along the Oregon line, was in town Tuesday and defined the "deadliue" of his district, which is told iu an advertisement in this issue of Nugget. He also met his fellow deputy at Reynolds, B. F. Coates, who will fix the liue further east to Bruueau. Mr. Lessman says lambing has only begun in his district, aud that no dipping will be done for some time yet. The stock is generally looking fine. Assessor Johu T. Shea returned Mon day, from a tour through all the east ern end of the county, where he has been visiting the stock growers. He says be does not think he will find as many sheep to assess iu that portion of the county as there were last year, oue outfit with about 25,000 sneep not coming back there this year. He fouud that the stock had all wintered well and everything looked prosperous. Many of the owners have already flu ished shearing aud a great many of the bauds have alrea-ly lambed. Miss May Scott, state superintendent of schools, came over to Silver City Wednesday, to visit county superin tendent, Miss Hastings, and left again for Boise this morning, ft is a proud position to be at the head and mauager of the public school department of Idaho, which is recognized to be up with that of a majority of the older states, aud Miss Scott fills the position with distinguished houor and ability. While here Miss Scott was eutertaiued at a card party, given by Miss Hast ings, Wednesday eveniug. Yesterday Mrs. Dickens gave a dinner iu her honor, to which were invited the teach ers, the school trustees and their wives. The Silver City i.adies' Whist Club was entertained Friday night, by Mrs. Frank Dwight, at the Idaho. It was arranged that each lady should attend, representing a spinster. Well, the con ception that nearly all the ladies had of that very worthy, but here very rarely seeu, class of their sisters, was extremely amusing. The attire they all donued aud the ancient style many of them assumed iu their manners was most comical One lady wearing, old fashioned curls hanging down her cheeks, spectacles aud a siinpe'-, was so extremely proper that nearly everyone was afraid to address her. Auother, with an old fashioued poke bonnet, brought a cat with her. It was all laughable, but so demure that it took a long time for them all to warm up aud see how funny it all was. They regarded it as too realistic. They didn't play much whist, aud they awarded the prize to Mrs. Fran* Hall, not for her success at the game, but for the per fection of her make-up of what they conceived to be a perfect specimen of an ancient maiden lady. But after they had partaken of refreshments, with tea, and indulged in a real old fashioned Virginia reel, they chirped up considerably and aid uot awe the geutlemeu who were permitted to be present nearly so much. Everybody declared the eutertaiumeut was a great success, Musicale By Mrs. Knapp's Pupils. The musicale to be given at Lower Masonic hall' next Thursday evening, will begiu promptly at 7:45 o'clock. It is free to all who wish to attend. Please endeavor to be there on time. A. BUSINESS BRIEFS. China at Getchell's. Honey at Bartow's. Medallions at Getchell's. Everything at cost at the Supply Co's. "Closing out sale" at Silver City Supply Co.'s. Copenhagen snuff, 80 cents per pound, at Rowett's. New supply of fancy aud plain candies at Bartow's. Sugar, 13 lbs to the dollar, at the Supply Company's. People who sell below us, snivelling below cost. S. C. S. C. Glass—Paint—Brushes and Jap a Lac, at Philipp's Hardware Store. The cost price of the best pocket cut lery will surprise you at the S. C. S. C. Only a few of those blanket-lined coals left at Silver City Supply Co 's -$1.65. Lay iu your supplies uow while they are selling at cost at Silver City Sup ply Co's. Do you expect to wear or eat auy thiDg next summer? Buy it now at cost, at the S. C S. C. "What is the cause of all that rush at the Silver City Supply Co.'s?" "They are selling out at cost." If you ueed a monkey wrench, hatch et, hand saw, claw hammer, get it at wholesale price at the Supply Co.'s. Uncalled for overcoats aud suits made to order by Jas. P. Stiles & Co., for sale very cheap. Austin Bvrd, Idaho Sample Room School Notice. The eighth grads of the Silver City public school, on account of their earn est application aud excellent progress made during the past winter, were al lowed to try the March examination, and the result of their test is highly pleasing to everyone interested iu them and in our school. Each one's geuer.d average was above 90 per cent. This, together with the extreme youth of some of the numbers of the class, makes the result all the more praise worthy. The names of the graduates are: Ernest Rowett, aged 16; Violet Glover aged 15; Arthur Heer, aged 13; and R issell Adams, aged 12. Countv Commissioners at Work. The Board of Couuty Commissioners will conclude their labors today or to Upon oue question which morrow. came up, ou which the couuty attorney declined to advise them, and which was passed up to the state's attorney gen eral, aud by him promptly passed back to the c..unty attorney, by a vote of two (democrats) to oue (republican) it was decided iu a manner which is liable to make it come up to confront the Board in the future, aud to cost the two members who passed it a pret ty sum. This matter was the awarding of the county printing to a newspaper which had only oue week's existence, in the face of a statute which expressly de clares that no publication shall be legal uuless published iu a newspaper haviug a general'circulatiou, which has beeu published at least 52 consecutive weeks last prior to the first publica tion of the advertisement. As a mat ter of fact, the paper to which the con tract was awarded has uo general cir culation except iu sending gratuitous copies to persons from whom it is soliciting subscriptions, and we chal lenge its publisher to make au affida vit to present to the Boardj that the paper actually had twenty bona fide and paid up subscribers at the time the contract was awarded to him. He is not the proprietor of the former Avalanche property, but only such part of it as was sold under a mortgage foreclo-ure. The accounts and sub scription books of the former Ava lanche Pudlishiug Co., as well as its old files running back for 39 vears, are all under attachment in possession of the sheriff of the couuty, in a suit brought against the company by one of its creditors. The present publica tion is a new paper- which has appro priated an old aud time-honored name, to which the present proprietor has not the least right or claim. The vicissitudes of that once hou ored and honorable publicaiion has passed through since the time Mr. L. A. York disposed of it, are truly pa thetic. But that is a thing of the past now The paper died of descripitude, superinduced by a condition of seni tity. That the new Avalauche, published by a man who has devoted the past three months prospecting for "grafts," will be anything better than the old was during its days of senile decrepi tude, is scarcely to be haped. We hereby take the liberty to cau tion any person against advancing any money to the publisher on an order for a county warrant to be coming to him, for we can assure him that no such warrant will be issued or paid nutil ihe matter has been tried out by the eupreme court. When Ea.st Meets West. The East needs an introduction to the Middle West. Both the East and the Middle West need an introduction to the Far West. That introduction is going to be made, formally and inform ally and 'uformally—you may take your choice—this year, and the Lewis and Clark Exposition, at Portland, Oregon, will be the introducer. This exposition, which will open June 1, will be useful in many ways, but in no way will it be more useful to Américains than in making the far divided sections of this great country acquainted with each other. Whot does the man who lives in Augusta on the Kenuebeck, for instance, know about the man whose home is at Salem on the Will amette? Aud the Walla Walla Wash iugtouiau—what is his conception of the Washingtonian whose residence is in the District of Columbia? Between San Francisco and New York stretch 3,000 miles of territory, and the middle does not know the ends; nor do the ends have proper acquaintance with each other. The exposition at Portland will briug together both ends aud the middle and make them mutually acquaint 'd. The East ought to kuow more about the West than the West ki_ows about the East, for easterners traval iu the west more thau westerners travel in the east; but somehow these touring east erners do not seem to diffuse their knowledge of the west when they re turn home. Or perhaps the home staying easterners refuse to believe what their travel wise neighbors tell them of the west, because some of those tales ere tallish, so to speak, aud appear uubelievable to the eye of the conservative easterner. On the other baud, the East has gaiued a mighty misconception of the west by placing credence in tales en tirely too tall for the proper stature of truth and veracity. The "wild and wolly" west is the only west whioh much of the east wots Of. The tamed aud tranquil west they refuse to be lieve in, aud they entertain also, in some quarters, a notion that the west is incapable of complete civilization. The Exposition at Portland will do much toward giving the east a proper attitude of appreciation toward the west. The thousands of easterners who will take advantage of the reduced railroad rates and attend the Exposi tiou, see the western country and its people, study conditions and take note of achievements, will return home with minds cleared of very much haziness that has beclouded them by reason of the acceptance of fictional caricatures as gospel fact. They will flud all along the Pacific coast a civilization far ad vanced, splendid cities with skyscrap ers, church spires, public libraries, uni versities of learning, and—telephones. it is related that a Boston woman who visited St. Louis last year, was amazed to learn that the telephone was iu general use throughout that city. What will be her astonishment to find iu Portland not only the tele phone that talks, but the telephone that sees? At the Lewis àud Clark Ex position a device whereby one talking through a telephone may see the re flected features of the person at the other end of the liue, will be exhibited in practical operation for the first time iu public, and strange to state, it is the invention of a Portland man. The East and the West will become acquainted at Portland. This will clear up many misconceptions on each side aud will serve the stronger to cemeut the several sections of our land. of MINING IN OWHYEE COUNTY The California epensd the Wickes grade, Sunday, Monday und Tuesday, and is now pushing material through for spring work. Bunkhouses and other buildings for the accommodation of a larger crew, aud consequent in creased operation, are to be built at once. Mr. Titus, manager, will turn the property over to Mr. R. Hopkins, dur ing the absence of the former, w ho goes to inspect some properties iu Gilpin county, Colorado. - • * Col. John F. Sullivan, down from his mines yesterday, says that his brother Harry is just as cock sure that he has struck the lead which made the famous rich gulch placer, as auy of the preced ing fellows whe have searched for it. The Colonel renards it worthy of note that Harry has actually dug a hole deep enough to require a ladder to enable him to climb out. He also says that Harry, who has not been down town this winter, is getting as big aud fat Jack llogan. as Jim Wardnei Dead. James F. Wardner, the picturesque aud widely known prospector, arter whom the thriving town of Wardner, Idaho, is named, is dead, at El Paso, Texas. Wardner'8 life was spent in journey iug over the American continent, his wanderings even taking him into the diamond fields of South Africa. He was connected with large miuiug deals from the Klondike to the isthmus of Panama, had lost at least four fortunes and at the time of his death owner of a quicksilver mine iu Mexico. He served during the civil war, being appointed hospital steward of the Thiriy-uiuth Wisconsin regiment by Surgeon General E. B. Wolcott. He engaged iu hog raising in California aud gold miuiug iu Arizona, returning to Milwaukee with $4000 aud the inten tion of settliug down to some quiet business, but he lost the 34000 iu spec ulation. Amoug his celebrated schemes in which his ingenuity displayed itself was "The National Candy Bank," oper ated iu Si. Louis, and "The Consolidat ed Black Cat Company, limited," with its ranch fur raising black cats in Washington. The latter part of his eventful life was spent iu prospecting. was Ihe Advertised Letters. Following is the list of letters re maining uncalled for in the Silver City postoffice for the week ending Api il 15, 1905: Armitage, Harty Atchley, Harry 2 Burk, Edward Campbell, C A Letters uot called for will be sent to dead letter office. Enochs, C W Keiser, .Jerome Koenig, Joe Savage, J F C. H. Grete, Postmasler. OR.EANA. Dave Johnson has been a little under the "weather. Wm. Sparks is on a visit to old friends at Flint. John Mathews has lately purchased a fine stallion of Thos. Penrose. All the streams are very low on this side and there seems to be a poor show for gardeus this year A uew arrival on Castle creek, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Noble—an U pouud daughter. Mother and child doing well. Clyde's clothes are alto gether too small for him. Wm. Toy has beeu troubled with rheumatism all winter aud is uow un der the care of Dr. Smith, at Mountain Home. If he gets uo relief there he will go to Oregon Hot Lakes. Norrkoping snuff at Rowett's, 50 ceuts per pound. S. C. S. C stands for Silver City Supply Co., Selling at Cost, Sugar and Coffee, Sox aud Cauued goods, .'bins aud Cuffs, Sifters aud Cotton, Shoes and Corsets, Scissors and Crackers, Silks and Cloaks, Shovels and Collars, Safetvpins aud Cutlery, Some Cash Saved Certain.