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SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, MAY 26, 1905. NUMBER 1 VOLUME XV. LOCAL. Austin Byrd, the clothiDg man and miner, is up in Haily this week. John Termes is fitting up the 8om mercamp building, and will open a butcher shop there next week. Mrs. Morgan will give the Royal Hotel guests an extra flue spread next Sunday, at their five o'clock chicken dinner. There will be a plate for every trat sien t. Mrs. Morgan, in order to secure more room for her boarders at the Royal House, has leased the Lippincott resi dence, on the corner above, and pro vided several lodging rooms there. Sam Dolinger and Teddy Connors came in from Portland Wednesday. The sisters, Mrs. Dolinger and Mrs. Connors, still remain in Portland aud will be at the opening of the exposition. A new tailor, whose name we have not learned, arrived here yesterday and is opening a shop at the old place. He comes from Butte and is endorsed by miners who rented the shop for him several days ago. Carrie Hastings' fine pointer dog is now standing guard over a coop of flue white spring fries of some fancy breed, which she received this week—a pres ent from E. H. Dewey. They look al most too good to eat. George W. Gilmore, up here during the week from his Sinker ranch, re ports that the frosts have done only slight damage to the orchards along the creek, but have out the early vege tables iu the gardeus to soD'e extent. Attorney W. H. Puckett, of the firm of Hawley, Puckett & Hawley, Boise, arrived here with Judge Prank J. Smith, Wednesday, and he aud County Attorney John F. Nugent, were the only attorneys appearing at this term of court. Mr. and Mrs. D. D. McDonald came up from iheir Reynolds home Wednes day, looking as sprightly as young peo ple could. Little Mack returned home the same day, but left the madam in town for a week's visit, the guest of Mrs. Hastings. Two real likable looking young print ers called on Nugget this week, but were not looking for work—only struck out on a pleasant little jaunt, not as tramps—just hoofing it from Walla Walla, Washington, to Goldfield, Neva da, carrying their blankets. It is reported here that Frank Dwight, late clerk at the Idaho Hotel, has purchased a hotel at Bellingham, Washington. If the report be correct the people of Bellingham are to be con gratulated, for the will find that Mr. and Mrs. Dwight are just the right sort of people and ean keep a hotel. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Gifford, he a brother of R. J. Gifford of Reynolds, came here from the east to visit the latter's family and liked the country so well that they have concluded to re main—the lady engaging to teach the Reynolds school and coming up here to attend the teacher's examination, now going ou at Miss Hastiug's office. C. W. Hill, one of the bright young men who established the Nampa Her ald, aud subsequently sold it to the Leader, is over here this week visiting his friend Arthur Buckbee, manager of the Cumberland mine. Mr. Hill has just returned from a six weeks sojourn in New York, and we have a suspicion that he is looking up a mining deal for eastern acquaintances. D. A. Lambert, of Lambert Bros,, the proprietors of the well known Wes. Rickart rauch, away over beyond Juni per mountain, was iu Silver Tuesday, purchasing a load of supplies, and in cidentally inquiring into the market for horses. He says they have about 75 head of good saddle and work horses for sale, and contemplate driving a bunch of them over here. Their post offlje address is Lowery, Idaho. Ole Olson, a well known Black Jack miner, took an accidental fall off a trestle leadiug to a waste dump, at the Boouville, Mouday, resulting in the fracture of his collar bone and three ribs, aud otherwise shaking him up quite seriously. He was brought to the miners' hospital Tuesday, after being carefully fixed up by Doctor Hamilton, and is restiug and getting along as comfortably as the circumstances per mit. y M. L. Latham, father of Hugh B. Latham of the Murphy Lumber Co., and Marc Latham, the DeLamar merchant, was up here yesterday and qualified as justice of the peace for Murphy precinct. The gentleman was elected last year but did not qualify, and only did so now at the urgent re quest of the business men, it being necessary to have an officer there to inspect livestock being shipped from that place. Bartow, as a harbinger of the ap proach of the good old summer time, has had his soda fountain and ice cream apparatus in flue working order for a number of days. But alas! the ladies still wearing winter wraps, do not deem it just the proper thing to drop into his pleasant parlors just yet. Bartow will become disconsolate if Owyhee weather does not soon become more propitious. This is our weather item this week. It is still uncomforta bly cold in these hills of ours. O. D. Brumbaugh, since reopening the War Eagle hotel, has been refitting up the bar room and has had it stocked with the very finest of wines and liquors of every character, and engaged James Cunningham to do the polite act behind the bar couuter. It was always a quiet place where a gentlemen could go without meeting a rough crowd, and it will keep up that reputa tion while in Mr. Cunningham's charge. The War Eagle is filling up with good people who enjoy good fare, homelike comforts and companionable associ ates a of a a as Last week, Jap Spencer's business place at Bruneau was burglarized and about $23 takeu from the till. Sus picion pointed to a young man named Fred VVhitely, who was arrested and "'fessed up," as Topsy would say. He was committed by Justice Stine of that place, and Sheriff Duncan went to Bruneau aud brought him here last Friday, and placed him iu jail to await trial, and the court now sitting will deal with the case. The boy is only 17; has heretofore borne a good reputation and all parties are disposed to wish him dealt with lenieutly. L. A. York, publisher of the Ava lanche in more flourishing days of that once popular paper, and uow editor of the Weiser World, a flourishing publi cation, arrived here ^Saturday, paying his first visit to his former home since he left here, more than three years ago Mr. York was accompanied bv E. M. Barton, a leading banker and business mon of Weiser, and they together visited DeLamar and Dewev, aud tramped over War Eagle, looking at mines aud prospects, scarcely leaviug Bre'r York time to shake hands with his hosts of friends here. They re turned home Wednesday. C ome again, gentlemen. The Sunday closing law was knocked into the everlastiugsmithereens by the county dads of Owyhee, last Saturday. A provision in the queer law passed last winter gives the commissioners the privilege of abolishing it whenever a majority of the voters iu a precinct requests them so to do. Petitions mak ing this request came iu from Bru neau, Oreaua, Murphy, Reynolds, De Lamar, J Dewey, Grand View, Guffey, Chipmuuk, Silver City, and we do not kuow how mauy othrr places, aud iu consequence, all the places of amuse ment were opened on the Lord's day, aud the old soaks did not have to make provision ou the previous day for their Sunday's sustenance. Peter Deisenroth, the South moun tain rancher, came to town yesterday to make a transfer of his ranch aud stuck to Kenneth McKenzie, to whom he had sold bis right to the property. Some years ago, when Mr. Deisenroth purchased the improvements ou this place, it was on unsurveyed land, be only obtaining a squatter's right, and he having previously used his home stead, he was threatened with the loss of his homestead by it being jumped. To head off the parties he sold to Mr. McKenzie, who can make the proper filing to hold the land. Mr. Deisen roth feels that he has been compelled to make a sacrifice by so doing, he deeming the property worth consider able more than the price be received for it, $6,000. Mr. McKenzie is a bro ther of Fiudley McKenzie, the well kuowu, wealthy sheep man of Rock ville, this county. 1905 MAY NINETEENTH 1905 Second Anniversary Adoption of Eight Hour Labor Day—The Miner's Union Celebrate. One year ago, on May 19, the eight hour day system was adopted and put in force at the Trade Dollar Consoli dated company's mines and mills. The initiation of the eight hour rule came from the manager of the compauy and was accepted by the miners' union, whose members only are employed by the company. As the rule had more than a year peeviously been adopted by the DeLamar Company, Limited, the only other mining company in the county employing a large force of men, this at once made it the rule of the camps, and thus was accomplished in Owyhee, what the miners unions throughout the state had vainly been striving for through legislative enact ment. The "eight hour law" has proven so satisfactory to both employer aud em ployee, that it is not probable that it will ever be "repealed" in Owyhee. And yet it meets with strong opposi tion in some miuing districts in the state, that the representatives from these couuties, combining their forces with the members from the agricultur al districts, who generally oppose it be cause they do not comprehend its im port to the miners, manage to defeat the measure at every attempt to enact a law puttiug it in force throughout the state. However, we have it here in Owyhee, the county with the largest precious metal output of any in the state, and our miners cohsider the fact of suffici ent importance to celebrate the anni versary of the date of its adoption, which they did last Friday night with a most pleasing musical entertain ment, followed by a banquet and ball. A large crowd attended aud all had a most enjoyable social time. The sup per was flue; the dance music was ex cellent, and the museal program which is hereto annexed, was highly appreci ated. iu be he MUSICAL PROOBAM Piano solo Addresë. . . Song, Clover Blossoms Piano solo. .Winnie Ormond President T. W. Mollart .Chorus Mattie Heer Song, The Old Homestead Myrtle Hastings Soug. Carrie Hastings Soug.., .Messrs. Hurd, Burrough, Moss Piano solo Violet Glover . Wynn Smith Soug, The Moon Comes Peeping O'er the Hill.Chorus Song. District Court. The District Court which was to have been called iu session here last Tuesday, did not convene until yester day, on account of the inability of Judge Smith to reach here earlier. Attorney Richard Cunningham, hav ing beeu called to Lincoln, Neb., last week, where he bad an important case peuding in the courts, had made ar rangements with attorneys represent ing the other side to have all the cases in which he was attorney go over for the term. This cut the calendar down to some extent, aud the case of Peasley vs. Noble, involving the title to several thousand sheep, was, by stipulation of the attorneys, transferred to Cauyon county. These cut the busiuess of the court dowu very considerably. Judgment was entered for the plain tiff in the suit of Sauders vs. the Gold Rock Miuing t ompany. In the suit for divorce of Lucy A. Young vs. Charles M. Young, a decree of divorce was granted the plaintiff aud the custody of the children given her. Fred Wheatly, the boy committed for burglary of the saloon of Jasper Duncan, at Bruneau, last week, was arraigned, pleaded guilty and sentenced to the reform school uutil he become of lawful age. Mrs. Niua Demming was granted a decree of divorce from James Demmiug. James Horn, a former subject of King Edward VII, was granted a citi zenship certificrte. William Toy Very III. William Toy. oue of the older aud most prominent ranchers of Castle creek, stricken with partial paralysis a fortuight ago, and taken to Hot Lake, Ore., for treatment, is reported to be now in a very helpless condition, with but little hope of his ultimate recov ery, according to letters recently re ceived from his wife, who is his con stant attendant. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Toy all over Owyhee are expressing their anxiety and sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. Toy were, in their young er days, residents on War Eagle moun tain, he a miner, and both endeared to all the old timers of the camp. With their savings they became the possess ors of a valuable valley ranch, where they bave resided for many years in a pretty, prosperous and hospitable home, much esteemed by all who have known them. They have no children, and, so far as the writer is informed, no relatives in this country except Mrs. Toy's two sisters, Mrs Bennett of Mountaiuhome, and Mrs. James Shaw of Breckinridge, Mo. For Convenience of StAck Ship jpers. The B. N & O. Ry. is having a large stock shipping corral constructed at Murphy, for the use of Owyhee stock shippers. The enclosure is 200x456 feet with seven close pens and two loading chutes. This enables horse, cattle and sheep shippers, from a lurge scope of oouutry, to not only loal stock nearer home, but to savs ferry charges as well. Ample arraugemeul8 have beeu made for the accommodation of stockmen at Murphy, and cars will be promptly provided. Stade Bonds Sold. McDouald, McCoy & Co., of Chicago, have purchased state bonds, the issu ance of which was authorized by the last session of the legislature, to the amount of $460,500. For these bond» their bid was $475,699. This will make the four per cent bonds pay iuterest at the rate of 3 29 per cent, if the bonds are permitted to run the extreme length of 20 years. Other bidders for these bonds were B. R. K Bins & Bons, Denver, $474,984.75; H. W. Harris & Co. Chicago, $461,145; Dennisou, Frier & Co., Cleveland, $475,284; Koountro Bros., New York, $101.75 and accrued iuterest; Merchants' Loan & Trust Co., Chicago, $467,602; F. R. Fulton & Co., Chicago, $474,297. The highest bid was accepted with the proviso that all legal investigation should be pushed, and if the successful bidders made unneces sary delay, the bonds would be read vertised aud sold. Following are the bond issues included in the sale: Mis cellaneous bonds, $21,000; land sur veys, $39,000; soldier's home, $14,000; reform school, $20,000; capitol building, $100,0o0; academy of Idaho, $45,000; stale university, $40,000; insane asy lum, $30,000; Lewiston normal, $30,000; Albiou normal, $30,000; penitentiary, $50,000; wagon road commission, $50, 000 . The Cumberland mill, on War Eagle, began dropping its stamps yesterday, with Cook aud Dye ou the batteries aud pans. George A. Day, the young man who was seriously injured several days since by a tree falling ou him, at South mountain, was brought up here this week and takeu to the county hospital, where Dr. Hamilton is caring for him. Cassia county, growing iu population more rapidly than any county in the state, has now added an oil excitement to her other booming resources. Some solid and conservative men believe they have found petroleum indications sufficient to justify them in puttiug money into prospecting for oil in the foothills not far from the Nevada line. Honey at Bartow's. China at Getcbell's. Screen doors aud windows at Phil ipp's Hardware store. New supply of fancy and plain candies at Bartow's. Otto Petit t announces that after June 1st his barber shop will close at uoon on Sundays. Anyone wanting wall paper will do well to examine the dne due of samples of Fred Grete, Jr., before buying else where. J ust arrived, a uew supply of house and family paint, stains, varnishes, Jap-a-lac and brushes, at Philipp's Hardware Store. A fine line of stationery, letter and note paper, envelopes, etc., has just beeu put iu at Rowett's Fruit, Confec tionery aud Variety Goods Store. 49 MARRIED. The Owyhee friends of Moses Tippett will no doubt be surprised to read the following, clipped from a Mammoth, Utah, paper. Who ever would have thought of our old friend Mose leaving the realms of baehelordom! May he and Mrs. T., and their daughter, all joy a world of bliss. "Mrs. Emily Thomas and Mo-es Tip pett were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, at the Congregational church, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. After the ceremony the happy couple took the train for Salt Lake City to spend a few days. When they return, the bride's little daughter, Miss Clara Thomas, will accompany them. "Mrs. Tippett, has been a resident of the upper fown for about a year, mak ing her home first at the Sloan board ing house, and later at Hastings. Dur ing the few months of her sojourn here she has made many warm frieuds. The groom has been a miner in the district and at present is employed at the Grand Central mine. Mr, and Mrs. Tippett will occupy the Sam Cox resi dence near the miue." eu A social eveutof deep interest to the people of Bingham was the wedding of Miss Gertie Butter aud Mr. Archie J. Orem, which was solemnized at the office of the county clerk, Salt Lake, yesterday afternoon. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johu But aud has been a social favorite iu the camp. The groom has been engaged in mining iu this district for six seven years aud is among the most popular of Bingham's citizens. The young couple reoeived many handsome presents, amoug them being au elegant silver set from the groom's parents. Mr. aud Mrs. Orem will remain iu Bingham for a few days before then departure for Silver City, Idaho, a here Mr. Orem is engaged iu mining, aud where they will .reside. The Bulletin joins their host of frieuds iu congratu lations aud good wishes.—Bingham (Utah) Bulletin. er or EXPOSITION ITEMS. Saturday, August 12, has beeu select ed as aeronautic day at the Lewis and Clark Exposition. Missouri day at the l^ewis aud Clark Exposition has been changed from August 17 to September 14. Governor Joseph W. Folk of the "show me" stale will atteud. Colorado will have a building at the Lewis and Clark Exposition, structure is now well uuder way ami will be completed by June 1. While small, it is one of the most attractive of the stale buildings. Two new concessions are announced for the Trail—the Old Southern Plan tation aud the Mirror Maze. Work upon this amusement thoroughfare is progressing favorably aud all the con cessions will be ready to receive the public before opening day. Nearly all of the exhibits for the palace of manufactures, liberal arts aud varied industries, at the Lewis aud Clark Exposition, are installed. 'J he installation iu other buildings is pro gressing rapidly. Fourteen organ recitals will be held iu the auditorium at the Lewis aud Clark Exposition betweeu June 10 aud September 30. All recitals will be given at night, and will be arranged by Professor H. W. Goodrich, orgauist of St. David's Episcopal church. Prom inent organists will participate. Delegates to the convention of the Order of Railway Conductors, two thousand stroug, with wives and fami lies, were iu attendance at the Lewis and Clark Exposition grounds, Sunday May 14. A sacred concert occurred during the noou hour, after which the assemblage retired to the American Inn, where they were the guests of the Exposition. R yal Chinook salmon, fresh from the streams of Oregon, was served. The remainder of the menu consisted of salads, cold meats, sand wiches of various sorts, coffee, milk, ice cream aud assorted cakes. The South Mountain F, M. Clemmeus ar rived here yesterday from the east— stopped a week in Boise. He promises that something will soou be doing on the Standard Company's mines.