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NUGGET Wi i All the Local Mining News Accur ately Chronicled. ^ ^ ^ ^ Subscription Rates. ONE YEAR. SIX MONTHS. .. THREE MONTHS .. $3.00 1.50 No. 26 Telephone Published every Friday by John Lamb ; Entered as second-class matter January ! 4,1905, at the post office at Silver City, Idaho, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1905. OWYHEE MINING OPPOR TUNITIES. If the mining camps about Silver City were iu Colorado lhey would be alive with men. Such a camp witbin 150 miles of Deuver would be explored in every portion with shafts and tunnels aud the wealth of the region disclosed. The indi* cations are such that the district would bear the most thorough ex ploration, aud it would g.t it were it iu the Centennial state. The above clipping from the editorial columns of Sunday's Statesman hits the question of Silver City's mining possibilities exactly right. We heard an ex perienced miner recently remark, "There ought to be 100 miners working on the Home mine, in the very center of the town, to day. The showing justifies it, and if it were in a district in Col orado it would not be idle week." A vein of rich ore trac able from the Dubuque, half mile north of town, through the Morning Star and the Home, the latter running under the Idaho hotel and through the center of the town, just east of the court house connects with the Potosi, on the south side of town, and runs on south through the Getchell *mnd McKinnon claims further south. It is one of the longest continuous ledges in the entire district. It has only been practically developed at two points, one north of town at the Morning Star, where in an early day a production of $900,000 was realized out of 300 tons of ore. South of town the Potosi proved not quite as rich but the one greater in quantity. Under the town the Home was only sufficiently prospected to show that it was a continuous vein connecting the other two prop erties. It shows up in the cellar of the Idaho and in the street in front of the hotel. Wehave our self seen a chunk of ore picked out of the vein, within two feet of the Idaho porch, in which gold was visible. The parties now , holding the Potosi, Home and Star claims, are now making an effort to interest capital in work ing them. All the work which has been done on them was done in the old hurrah and expensive days when ore had to be very high grade aud lots of it, to pay. It is different now. Better, more systematic and economical methods prevail now. We name this string of mines only as an illustration of the dozens of opportunities existing all over this and other districts in Owyhee. They will not all lie! ! ! _I ! More than half a dozen North Idaho towns wire bidders for the location of the new insane asyl urn, which 4he late legislature cl a iu the condition they now are much longer. provided should be constructed in that part of the state. The locating committee, after exam ining all the places, decided that the town of Oro Fino, on the Clearwater, offered the greatest advantages. It will be located on a 480 acre tract of land near that town. The question of forest reserves has caused quite a controversy between the two Idaho senators, Ileyburn opposing and Dubois favoring the setting aside large areas of lands in the reserves. With Nugget's rather limited knowledge of the situation, it was inclined to favor Senator Dubois' side in the contention, and was gratified to learn that the President adopted that view. It will retard speculators from grabbing our immensely valua ble timber lands. They have gobbled too many of them al ready. Payette people have signed contracts to raise upwards of 4,000 acres of sugar beets next year and are now assured a mil lion dollar sugar factory, work on which will be begun this sum mer. Nampa and Meridian are each getting hustles on them getting farmers to sign up, with assurance that the same Utah parties will build a factory in one or the other of these towns. Good enough! Of all the prom ising industries for the Idaho agricultural districts the manu facture of beet sugar will appar ently soon take the lead. wa ^' ana severa, l ot ^ er ^ tle busi ! ness buildings being constructed ! and many of the residence streets ! being parked and beautified, Boise is certainly every day now doing more to deserve the name of The Beautiful than during any year of her past existence. Owyhee is now a part of the newly created Seventh Judicial District, the other counties in the district being Canyon and Wash ington. Hon. Frank J. Smith, of Caldwell, is now holding his first term of court here, beginning yesterday. He held a term at Caldwell two weeks ago, and last week, presided in Judge Stewart's court in Boise, while Judge Stewart was occupied in hear ing testimony in Boise, on an important Canyon county water case, where Judge Smith was disqualified because previously employed as an attor ney on the case. Judge Smith is pleasing the people here and leav ing a very favorable impression by his promptness, fairness. But helms had a mark set for him by Judge Stewart which it will be difficult, for him to line up to. Indeed it would be difficult to find a man in the state who could size up to Judge Stewart. The purchase by the govern ment of the Sonna, water works, at Boise, for the use of the mili tary post at that city, removes the last doubt concerning the government making the exten sive contemplated improvements of the barracks. It is proposed to make that place a ten com pany post and plans have been made and approved for the con struction of new buildings which, with other improvements, will cost not less than $250,000. Work will probably begin within a short time. Major Turner, constructing army engineer for the army, is now on the ground awaiting orders. With the new ! capitol building to becommenced this year; the fine federal build ing completed; the splendid Over- j land business block well under j a I Notice of Teachers' Examination. The next regular examination for teachers will be held at my office in Silver City, May 25, 26 and 27. Ques tions for first, second and third grade county certificates will be issued. Myrtle M. Hastings. Ranch for Sale One hundred and sixtyjacres,'located on Reynolds creek, in Owyhee county, Idaho, well fenced, plenty of free water and wood, near good market, 40 acres in cultivation, 30 of which are in hay, 4 iu orchards and small fruits, balance in gardeu aud potatoes, good 7 room house aud 3 other buildings, barn for 14 horses, good cow shed 35x16, all necessary farming implements, 2 sets bob sleds, 4 cows, 2 horBes, 1 set har ness, etc. Last year 82400 worth of hay, fruit and vegetables were sold from this place. Price 83000. One thousand dowu, balance on long time, interest at 7 per cent. W. L. PRATT, Reynolds, Idaho. 2 m t IC3l M Book on FIREARMS—Free! E WANT every out-door man or boy to know all about the famous NTEVES 4 Rides, Pistols and Shotguns. 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Best li\ the World, For we will pay a new Try a Pair FOR SALE BYT - Bibbins-Myer Co., Ltd , ——r'TmmTrww^wjjj i i JAS. GOODWIN Practical Mining Mines examined in the vicinity of Silver City, De La mar, South Mountain, Sugar Loaf and Pixley Basiu. Reliable information concerning capitalization, stocks aud values. Reports guaranteed. Correspondence solicited. Residence, DEWEY. IDAHO.