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SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, JUNE 2, 1905.
NUMBER 2 VOLUME XV. of LOCAL. Monroe Stevens has gone as timber man to Sinker tunnel. E. L. Eisenhart has purchased the Joseph Holland residence. The DeLamer school will close a very satisfactory session next Friday. Probate Judge R. H. Leonard made a business trip to Nampa aud Boise this week, returning yesterday. Strawberries, cherries and apricots at Bartows. Will have peaches, plums and raspberries next week. Mrs. Dr. Hamilton and her two little girls, returned home Saturday, from a long visit with her parents, at Payette. Mrs. Hurd and children are now in Boise, spending a few weeks with Mrs. H.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Bas sett. John Oliver has leased the Lippin cott drug store building and removed to and set up his soda bottling works therein. Miss Flora Westcot,daughter of Mrs. W. H. Langford, of Black Jack, has been helping out at the Avalanche for the past fortnight. Miss W. is a good compositor. Peter Steele has sold his residence to Frauk Hall, and Mr. and Mrs. Hall re move thereto this week. Mr. aud Mrs. Steele are now occupying quarters at the War Eagle hotel. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Nugent, and their son, Ainslie, went to Boise Satur day, he to be absent for several days, and Mrs. N. and son to go to California to pay her sister, Mrs. Perrault, a visit. Mr. William Toy, of Castle creek, who has been at Hot Lake, Ore., suf fering from a partial stroke of paral ysis, was brought to Mountainhome this week, considerably improved, and will be brought home. We have not yet heard a whisper about any Fourth of July celebration propositions here. What is the matter with all the patriots? Do they all think of being away from home, at the World s Fair at Portland? Sheriff Duncan, who left, Saturday, to escort Fred Wheatly, the boy sen tenced to the industrial school at St. Anthony, in-tead of returning directly home is reported to have slipped off iu search of some suspected horse thieves, a trace of whom he had picked up. Our old friend Michael Jordan and daughter Anuabelle were iu town the first end of the week, he to have the secoud carbuncle cut frojn his sh ulder by Dr. Hamilton, It was not as bad as the first one, baing attended to in time. County Assessor John T. Shea ar rived home yesterday from an extend ed trip through the extreme southern portion of the county. He had little to report except that the grazing is fine aud the stock growers all were ap parently prosperous. Mrs. J. E. McDonnell, of De Lamar, bas been very ill with pneumonia for the past week. Mrs Weston, who went down aud spent a night with her and returned yesterday, reports her slight ly better, leaving her friends with the bope that the crisis has passed. Mr. aud Mrs. Harry M. Hughes, of Boise, drove up here Sunday from Rockville, where they have been visit ing Mrs. Hughes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Ball. When they return to Boise they will take Mrs. Ball and Miss Maggie with them for an extended visit. Ex-Sheriff McDonald was up from bis Reynolds ranch home yesterday, and took Mrs. McDonald, who had been visiting here several days, home with him. Little Mack says frosts have in j ared the fruits and gardens down his way, but grass aud feed for stock is great. Dennis Sullivan, an old timer who has been for a dozen years or more digging ou an 80 foot ledge of ore, up Slaughterhouse gulch from Wagon town, was up yesterday. Denny has made up his mind that he may begiu to grow old some day aud is willing to sell—if he cau get a fair price. Peter Hanson, whom everybody was glad to welcome back again, arrived here yesterday from Mackey, where he had speut the winter. Pete must have wintered well, for he looks fine aud is wearing au aldermauic corporation. He says the Mackey oopper mii.es and smelter do uot look as good to him as old Owyhee. Mr. Archie J. Orem, superintendent of the Addie mine, an account of whose marriage to Miss Gertie Butter, of Bingham, Utah, was published in last week's Nugget, arrived here with his bride, Tuesday, and they have takeu rooms at the Royal hotel, he receiving warm congratulations and she the good wishes of his many friends. A telephone message to Undertaker Grete, this morning, ordering a burial case sent to Jurdau Valley, announced the death of Joseph Maher, an old timer, well known by all the older resi dents of Silver City. He died at his ranch on Cow creek. No further par ticulars have been learned here. He was a single man, quite well up in years. R. R. Kuss, the blacksmith, one of the locators of the Lucky Friday mine, came over Tuesday, from Boise, to re sume his old position in the De Lamar mine shop, He said the manager had told him he couldn't very well get along without him, and it was a staud off, for he had discovered he couldn't very well get along without Mr. Or ford's check. The owners have sold the Lucky Friday mine to Arthur Buckbee. L. W. Walker, Silver City's barber capitalist, owns a ranch property ad joining Hailey, besides other property in the town. We note by the Wood River Times that he has proffered »he Hailey people the use of a grove on his ranch for their use for picnics and Fourth of July celebrations, and geu erously offered to contribute $50 to $75 toward building a platform, arranging seats, etc. He'll be there on the Fourth and contribute something for fire works, too. The Silver City public schools will close one week from today, with an in teresting program of exercises, to which the public as well as parents and patrons, are all earnestly invited. It has been a very successful and satis factory school year; the teachers all being earnest, zealous and competent, and nearly every pupil in all the grades making excellent progress. Two pupils, Mattie Heer and Carrie Hastings, have been passed to the eleventh grade, with high percentages on their examina tions. The young Misses Esther and Lilian Evans, and Ethel Gaylord, "unbe knownst" to their friend Carrie Hast ings, invited some twenty of their girl and boy friends to meet them at the home of the latter's parents, Wednes day evening, for a surprise party. The three couspiratresses were considerate enough to provide refreshments. Twenty girls and boys were there on time. They had a jolly time—playing all sorts of games and pranks. Two prixes were given for something or other, one of them was taken home by Mary Hicks and the other by Jimmy Brown. Someone told us what the prizes were, but we have forgotten. The Ladies' Whist Club met at Mrs. Hastings' this week, in honor of Mrs. "Hettie!' McDonald, Mrs. H.'s guest for the week, aud as the members are always striving to do something novel at their meetings, to make the men en vious of these exclusively "hen par ties,", their hostess invited them all to come as school girls, and they did, with short dress aud hair in braids, and simpered and giggled aud chewed gum as charmingly as a lot of girls in their teens. Of cour.-e school girls are not supposed to be adepts at whist, but they played it, talked and found fault with their partners, just as their elders would have doue; aud when the series of games had been played, Miss Keenan was awarded the prize—a small gold spoon. Then recitations from school girls was proposed and Mrs. C. H. Grete was voted the nearest perfect aud got a prize—a comic picture. Fol lowing this, the impersonation of birds and animals was suggested, and Mrs. M. M. Getchell imitated a turkey gob bler so comically that the prize was unanimously voted her—a bird's nest in a faucy basket. Then the luncheon was as unique as the games. Bread, butter aud sugar sandwiches, cut in the shape of rabbits, bears, tigers, sheep, etc.; coffee, pink ice cream aud cake, with favors fashioued from lem ons to represent pigs, thn pulp removed ,and the bodies filled with candy mot toes. These hen parties, alias the La dies Whist Club, are charming affairs— for the ladies. is is to he is as MINING IN OWHYEE COUNTY The return of summer weather and the disappearance of snow on the sum mits, with I he opening of roads, has caused renewed activity in mining in all parts of the district, [especially on the west side of Florida mountain where, from present indications at least, a small sized boom may be ex pected in a short time. Sullivan and Noble have about com pleted the excavation for a new reduc tion plant, and are building a road to conneot with their valuable properties, where, if reports are to be relied on, they have immense bodies of high grade ore opened up. The Rich Gulch Mining Company have been opening up the road over Long Gulch summit, during the last week, and surveying, preparatory to a large amount of development during the coming year. Manager A. F. Stev eus reports a vein from eight io eleven feet wide which averages better than $15 per ton, the values increasing with every foot of depth gained. Since the discovery of gold in rich and Jacobs gulches it has been the sub ject of much speculation among miners as to the source of the gold that was responsible for the valuable alluvial de posits in these gulches; the side hills around the heads of each gulch being impregnated with gold, in some places being rich enough to pay even to mill, aud now it has been practically demon strated that the Sullivan and Noble, and Rich Gulch Mining Co., have dis covered aud are opeuiug up the miner al zone that is responsible for the principal part of the immense alluvial deposits worked in the early day in the gulches below. As these properties are owned and controlled by practical mining men, with years of experience in this* camp aud elsewhere,it is to be presumed that the immense possibilities of that part of this district will be developed with their accustomed energy. * * The Sinker tunnel upraise is now up 600 feet and a new station cut out at that point. The work on this difficult piece of mining engineering is now progressing very favorably. * * * The motor at the Addie mine was in jured by lightning Saturday, and work suspended in the mine for want of air for a couple of days, but it was repaired Monday and the men at work again, Teu men are now employed in the mine, by the Idaho Development com pany. V R.lcK IL\iby Silver. R. L. Hopkins, in charge of the Cali fornia mine on War Eagle, has meu running a drift north from the shaft, on the 100 level. They are in now about 80 feet. At the shaft the vein was not much more than a streak; it has now widened to about fourteen inches, con tinuing to grow wider as they progress. To say that it is rich scarcely tells the story. It is white quartz in talc aud the quartz is covered with heavy cubes of ruby silver. Mr. Hopkins brought a chunk of it down this week which was good to look at—in fact one of the finest specimens we have seen come off the mountain. He said he was ship ping a slab of it a foot long to Mr. Nusbaum, president of the Cleveland Mining Company, which will make him feel good. Besides the ruby silver, gold is also visible iu the quartz. The ore is being sacked for shipment. Eight sacks were taken out the day he was down, is the south extension of the Pauper, which in early days produced extreme ly rich ore. It is located on the south western point of War Eagle, about 300 feet east of the Neversweat, Republic aud Burro veiu, and can be cut to a considerable depth from their crosscut tuuuel. The old shaft on it from which the present drift is beiug run is said to be about 250 feet iu depth. It was filled with debris and, within the past year, cleaned out down to the 100 level. A flue gasoline hoist was placed on the property by Mr. Nusbaum, of Cleve land, the owner, and a compauy, the Cleveland M. & M. Co., organized to operate it. The California ho Tra.de Dollar Extension. The Orems, of Salt Lake, who have secured a contracting interest in the Trade Dollar Extension property, are preparing to put miners at work at once at the upper workings in the mine. They have had surveys of the tunnels made which convince them that the parties working there got off the true course of the ore deposits, which they will try' to rectify. They will also at once begin work on the lower tunnel, near the foot of the mountain, near their electric trans former, with the intention of pushing that work until the ore bodies are reached. * « * The Addie. The Addie people, who have been making an upraise from the tunnel, to connect with a shaft on the Calaveras claim many years ago, are now up 150 feet with about 200 feet more to go to reach the bottom of the old shaft. When up 100 feet they started a drift south from the upraise, which has run into a good chute of ore which shows average assays of upwards of $50. I hey are pushiug the shaft upward as rapid ly as they can, in order to get ventila tion. Albion Normal School. The citizens of Albion seem to be gettiug awake to the importance of wbat the state has beeu doing for their normal school, states that through the exertions of Lawrence Hanson, chairman of the board of trustees, they have raised sufficient money to purchase and pres ent to the school five acres more laud, west aud south of; the present grounds. And the Times says that it is thought they will raise sufficient money to buy the five acres on the east side, now oc cupied by some unsightly lug build ings. If they do this, when the grounds are cleared off as they should be, the Albion State Normal Sohool will oecu. py a most charming site, with ample room for a campus and play grounds, looking down upon the pretty mouu tain bordered basin in which the vil lage is located. The splendid school building, the present dormitory aud the new dormitory building to be con structed this summer, will make a fine showing on the eularged grounds. And the school is all right. It has a flue aud capable faculty, with Presi dent Axline at its head to conduct it. The Albion Times It will begiu the eusuiug year with two new departments provided for—me chanical training aud physical culture. The physical laboratory aud the library have both been largely added to. The village of Albiou is one in which the students will not be brought iu contact with immoral aud corrupting influences aud associations, but will meet refined people, for which reason, together with the advantages the fine school offers, we heartily commend it to the young meu aud womeu of Owy hee. The annual catalogue of the school is now beiug prepared, of which copies cau be had by addressing Presi dent A. E. Axliue, at Albion. Shipment °f Horses. There beiug no constable at Murphy to inspect shipments of stock as re quired by the recent law, R. S. Hawes, justice of the peace at Silver City, was called down there last Saturday to in pect a shipment, give the required certificates to the railroad compauy,etc. Twenty-three cars were loaded and shipped for McCreary and Carey, of Omaha and Chicago, a part going to each city. The shippers were W. E. 11 ubbell & Bro., Jordan Valley, 134; J. M. Dinwiddie, Jordan Valley, 418, aud Ross Slack, Anna valley aud Battle oreek, 62. The management of the B. N. & O. railroad has constructed large and con venient yards at Murphy so that load ing cau be readily done there, and for the future stock owners will save con siderable drives and the expense of ferriage by making Murphy their ship ping point. Just arrived, a new supply of house and family paiut, stains, varnishes, Jap-a-lac aud 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. Death of M. F. Leech. News has reached Nugget indirectly that Millard F. Leech, at one lime well known here, had died of paralyfis, at his home at Boulder, Colorado, on the 10th ult. ho to manage the Elmore mine, at Rocky Bar, for Kemp Van Ee & Bro therton, about 1886. He made a great success out of that property for the succeeding two years. He came to Silver City in 1888 and for more than a year operated the Oro Fino mine, sub sequently purchasing and building a mill on the Ruth mine, and operating properties at Flint. In 1900 he one of the victims in a terrible railroad accident at Springfield, Mass., by which by which he was terribly mangled, hav ing a thigh crushed, after which he was compelled to g6 about on crutches. But his undaunted nerve and kept him up and doing. He afterward organized a company, built several miles of rail Poafl.and operated mines in Colorado. S'Lea, i wo or three years ago, ht came Back to Rocky Bar, and for a time attempted to put new life into the old and once famous Elmore mine. Mr. Leech was a capable mine oper ator, his one failing in that line being that he wbs never satisfied mith mod erate success but was contiuuouslly attempting to eulurge on every propos ition tin til it would topple over. Every proposition he undertook grew on his hands. He was an unsuccessful plnug Mr. Leech oame to Ida was energy er. Mr. Leech was born in Tionesta, Pa., about the year 1850, his mother be longing to one of the families of earli est settlers in western Pennsylvania. He began active life as a telegraph operator, at Meadville, Pa. His father's family located at Ogalala, Neb., about the time the U. P Ry. was building, where they aept hotel, and for some years the sou led a most venturesome life as a railway detective. Being ab solutely devoid of fear, he made some of the most noted captures of stage robbers and other criminals of record during the early days of the BlacK Hills excitement. A book has been published relating some of his noted adveutures in that line. Among those adventures was the following of a gang of robbers who had taken $150.000 iu gold from a Black Hills stage, he cap turing one with a portiou of the money, at Mexico, Mo., and another at Bridge port, Conn. Among the cattle rus lers whom he took iu were the original Calamity Jane and her partner, Per simtnou Bill. Mr. Leech had relatives at Mouu taiuhome at one time. The late Wil liam Hiland was his uncle, Mrs. Smith, now of Los Angeles, Cal., his auut, aud E. G. Smilh, now of Spokane, Wash., but late auditor aud recorder of El more county, his cousin. He had a brother, Cliff Leech, here with him for some time. He left a wife and several children, who now reside at Boulder, Colorado. OR.EANA. John Goodman had the misfortune to badly injure his leg, about a week ago. We are glad to note that Mrs, Toy writes from Hot Lake, Ore., that Mr. Toy is slowly improving. T. S. Doyle reports uo frost at his place to injure fruit. Tom always has lots of nice fruit iu the fall. A big frost down this way the 20lh and 21st. At some places the fruit buds on the trees were frozen. Lots of rain down this way just now. A small water spout occurred at Clyde Nobles last Friday, the 26th, doing ouly a little damage, such as filling ditches and shutting off the water. The man's name who now lives on the Indian Jim place is Fred Zwicker, instead of Wicker, as published iu these items in a late issue. Honey at Bartow's. Medallions at Getchell's. Screen doors aud windows at Phil ipp's Hardware store. For sale—Half interest in DeLamar Restaurant. Apply to W. Dunstau, at place. Anyone wanting wall paper will do well to examine the fine line of samples of Fred Grete, Jr., before buyiug else where. 2 49