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»Ss8 B Sgp » ■ OWYHEE pp»« I mH--'Mß ■ : & _ SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, AUGUST 25, 1905. NUMBER 14 VOLUME XV. mick of Mississippi, stating that that lady, who had the misfortune of los ing her husband by a mine accident while they rosided here had receutly had the further misfortune of being stricken with yellow fever, but was recovering aud uow happily eouvales cent. Nugget, last week, published the list of prizes to be awarded for contests here on Labor Day. As the program of exercises for that day has not been completed by the arrangements com mittee, its publication will be deferred until next week. Everybody may, howevor, rest assured that prepara tions are being made to have a rousing good time here The drilling contest promises to be a warm number. Mrs. S. T. N. Smith, of Boise, was robbed this week on the fair grounds at Poriland, of a handbag containing a purse with nearly §200 in it. Accosted by a friend, she laid the handbag on a bench while they shook hands, when, turning to pick it up, she found it gone. Mrs. Smith, with her husband, having so many frieuds iu Owyhee LOCAL. Miss Lela Tracy is in town today taking the teacher's examination. Miss Murel Jones, of Weiser, who has been visiting her parents here for the past week, expects to return home Monday. Mrs. William Coughanour arrived here from Payette, Mouday, to spend a a few weeks visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Hamilton. Jake Horn is enjoying a visit from his daughter, Verna, up here from their Caldwell home to visit papa aud enjoy our delightful weather. Deputy U. S. Revenue Collector is making an official visit here. If he has discovered any delinquencies here Nugget has not been apprised of the fact. Jeffery's Orchestra, to which some of the best Silver City musical artists have been added, will assist at Mrs. Knapp's pupils musicale, Mouday night, by playing an overture aud interludes. John W. Rowett, back from a trip to Rocky Bar, savs he did uot And a single miner working for wages iu that once famous old camp, but that a good many prospectors were busy there about. Superintendent Miss Hastings began a teachers examination yesterday with only one teacher, Mr. Shattuck of Bruneau, present to undergo it, al though three or four others are ex pected in today. Mrs. Knapp will, on next Wednes day afternoon,from two to f ,ur o'clock, hold a reception at her home, to which the ladies are cordially invited to in spect samples of work done by the young ladies of her art classes. Mr. and Mrs. George O. Sampson left here yesterday,.to take in the fair at Portland, whence they will 2o to Beattie to visit Mrs. Sampson's brother, Mr. Charles Hutchinson, now iu busi ness iu that booming sound city. Fred Ulmer returned home from Portland, Monday, his niece, who had been visiting him here and who went with him to the fair, returning frtim there to her home in Minnesota. Mr. Ulmer says they both eujoyed Port land and the fair. Mrs. Mary Grete and her grand daughter, Louise Hicks, who have beeu spending a good portiou of the sum mer in Butte with Mrs. Grete's daugh ter, Mrs. Louise Brooks, are now on their way home, but have stopped off at Caldwell to visit frieuds. » Mr. S. D. McLain of the Big Store went to Portland on a business trip Wednesday, beiug about the only per son from here who has started for that city without making the fair his excuse for going. But Me will doubtless drop in and take a peep while there. Wil iam Hardimau of Oreana was a Nampa visitor this week. He made some more real estate investments while here.—Nampa Leader-Hearld. Nugget is informed that Mr. Hardi man sold aud has realized a handsome profit out of a portion of the Nampa property purchased by him about two years ago. Emmet Morrow has received a letter from the father of Mrs. Oram McCor of of a where they resided for so many.years, the report of her loss was not without interest here, but it is coupled with the not unpleasant tbojght that the loss will not be felt more than as a slight inconvenience, as the worthy couple still have a few dollars left and then some more. Dr. Hamilton left Tuesday morning, to visit the Portland fair, to be gone three or four weeks, taking in coast and sound cities. It has been a long time since the doctor has taken an out ing, and his friends hope he will enjoy it. Before leaving he had arranged to leave his practice in charire of Dr. Woodard of Payette, who arrived here last Monday, to remaiu until Dr. H. returns. J. W. Ferguson, a miner who left here six years ago, stopped here over Monday nivht, arriving from Willow Creek, Nevada, on a bicycle. He went on to Pearl, to visit a couple of nieces residing there and meet a sister, now on h r way to the Portland fair from the east,, whom he had not met for many years. Mr. Ferguson is inter ested with Tom Fry in promising min ing claims which they are developing on Willow creek. Richard Morton, who exists and flourishes in Owyhee under the non de plume of Blue Dick, now generel fac totum and all round prevaricator for the Pixley basin mining camp, was here over Wednesday night, with saddle and pack horses. We noted that the deputy sheriff carefully inspected the contents of his saddle bags before he started back to Pixley. When we asked Dick what he was doing at the Basin, he replied, "Nothing. It is a derued poor mining camp that can't support one gentleman, and I am playing that role." Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Oatlow and their two pretty little girls and Mr. Catlow's mother arrived here, Monday, from their homes near Stein's moun tain, Nevada, the younger couple aud children to spend some time with the lady's mother, Mrs. Johu Bruuzell, and the elder lady on her way to Portland, to see the world's fair aud to visit her daughter, Mrs. Dau Feour, who resides near that city. The party came here from Stein's mountain by team, a dis tauce of about 150 miles. Mr. Catlow says the roads were unusually rough aud dusty. A big, tough looking hobo, who was locked up here over night several days ago aud who went to DeLamar when turned loose, was caught iu Mr. Slat tery's residence yesterday morning the family being absent, aud when searched, a ring belougiug to Mrs. Slattery was found in his pocket. A warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of burglary aud Deputy Sheriff Tullis brought him up here where he had a hearing before Justice of the Peace Hawes aud was committed for trial. He is now a boarder at, the Hotel de Tullis. Mr. Shattuck, the Bruneau school teacher, in here this week, reports that work is progressing nicely on the Jack's creek reservoir, with all the men and teams to be procured busy. It is claimed that the great reservoir will store more than enough water to sup ply the 15,000 acres iu Li.tle valley, aud that the laud is eveu superior to that of the famed Bruneau valley, The lauds are being rapidly taken up. Here will be a settlement which will surpass Twin Falls, the laud, au au cieut lake bottom, being more fertile and the season at least two weeks earlier, Johu E. Roberts, editor of the Idaho Unionist, the otlioial organ of all the labor union organizations in this state, lias beeu here this week, gettiug ac quainted with the members of oui local miuers uuious. Mr. R J. Haulon has been taking him in charge and showing him around among the husky miners. Mr. Roberts made one of the most genial members of the receut press, association excursion and was able to loau Brother Badley a pair of trousers after the "hold-up," although the trousers fitted the latter a little too quick about the equatorial regions. The miuers should subscribe liberally for the Uuionist. It is ably conducted and faithfully upholds the interests of working men. Mrs. Kuapp and her classes in music will favor the people of Silver City with another one of those delightful musical recitals which she and her pupils occasionally give. Tire musicale will be at Honstea'l's hall and will be gin promptly at 8 o'clock Monday evening next. An admission charge will be made to cover expenses of hall rent etc. Mr. Kreig has kindly con sented to act as doorkeeper. All lovers of music and all who are interested iu the program made in this delightful accomplishment by the young ladies of Silver City will certainly appreci ate this opportunity. The celestial residents of Silver had a great feast of roast hog yesterday, iu celebration (as nearly as we could savie by asking a chink) of their mid-year day. Before the big porker, roasted whole, was attacked, they all, with joss and punksticas burning, went through certain religious chants, genuflexions, tea-sippings, etc., which appeared quite as absurd to christiou lookersou as must many of our religious ceremonies appear to these heathens. It attracted ana apparently interested a number of Indian bucks and squaws, who looked on attentively; but perhaps it was the savory smell of the roast hog which in terested them. SOCIETY. Misses Addie and Teresa Gaylord en tertained a delightful luncheon and whist party, yesterday afternoon, at tended by about twemy of their young lady frieuds. Mrs. Otto Pettit gave a very pleasant reception and whist party, Wednesday afternoon, in honor of the lady mem bers of the Eastern Star. A superb It was pro luncheon was served, uounced a most delightful social affair. Prizes were given the whist player« i Mrs. William Tremewan winning first, Mrs. Tom Fry second, and Mrs. John VY. Rowett the booby prize. Eighteen ladies were participators. Of exquisite appointment was the whist party and lunobeou, given yes terday afternoon by Mesdames 8. D. McLain and Branch Smith, at the former's residence, complimentary to Mrs. James Sommercamp ot Weiser, who is visiting her mother. Mrs. F, M. St Clair. The decorations, of pink and white sweet peas, were very tasteful, aud the luucheon daintily prepared aud served. The first prize, a dainty creamer and sugar bowl, was won by Mrs. Sommercamp; the second, a beau tiful plate, went to M rs. Connors, who gracefully presented it to the guest of honor. The booby or consolation prize was captured by Mrs. Drollinger. Those present, aside from the guest ot honor, were Mesdames O. H. Grete, F. M. St Clair, We-tou, Drollinger, Con nors, Rogers, Coughanour, Catlow, Dickens, Hall, Eisenhart, Moe, Stod dard, M. M. and A. A. Getoheil, Orem, Morgau, and the hostesses, Mesdames Smith and McLain. Dea.th °f a. Former Silver City Resident. Word was received yesterday of the death of Louis I. Weldon, occurring in Colorado on the 18th iust. Mr. Weldon will be remembered by old time frieuds us filling the office of secretary aud treasurer the the famous Trade Dollar Miuing & Milling Company, while un der the management of the late James H utehinson. Mr. Weldon has been engaged during receut years iu the wholesale shoe business, in Colorado, but for some months past has been under treatment by specialists for stomach trouble, which disease caused his death. Mr. Weldon is survived by a wife and three children, who have the sympathy of their many Silver City frieuds. Advertised Letters. Following is the list of letters re maining uucalled for in the Silver City postoffice for the week endiug August 26,1905: Burt, Jas Denney,MrsCarrie Sanches, Silvester Graven, Claude Schroder, Mrs E C Hill, Wm Simpkins, W W Letters uot calb-d for will be seut to the dead letter office. Oshino, M J C. H. Gbete. Postmaster. China at Getchell's. Real nice odoriferous Limberger cheese, always to be had at Tremewau's candy, fruit aud cigar store. Live Stock Market. (Specially reported for Nugget by Clay, Robinson & Co , Chicago). Un der increasing receipts western cattle values declined 15@25 cts. last Week. Prospects are for a big run this week. Some 0,000 arrived today, and the market this week is lOcts. lower. A load of very choice 1,360 lb. North Da kola rangers sold at $5.05, top price this season, and 69 heifers of the same brand, averaging 1,228 lbs., made §1.25. A train of 1,211 lb. X. I. T. cattle from Moutaua sold at 84.05. Dr. Salmon's obnoxious order of July 27th has been rescinded and ship pers will not be compelled to uuload cattle en route to market, provided they are in cars fitted with appliances for feeding aud watering. The origin al 28 hour law remains in force but is not likely to be rigidly euforred, as the railways are not in condition to handle the business if it were. Secretary Wil son and Dr Salmon were in Chicago several days last week aud investigated the situation thoroughly. These offl cials saw very clearly from practical illustration at the Chicago Stock Yards that the strict enforcement of the above law would work great injury to shippers and they will doubtless use due discretion in the matter hereafter. Hog receipts were very heavv last week, and with the liberal ruu of 35, 000 today values declined 10 cts. Top was 86.30, or 15 cts. lower than a week ago. The sheej? market is off a trifle today and killing lambs range 10@25 cts. lower. However, prices are on a basis that will permit occasional declines. Today a band of Idaho lambs brought 87.40, and over 1,100 head from Wash ington landed at $7.35 Feeding lambs are very strong, selling up^to $6.40 to day. The supply of feeders is fat short of the demand. Prime range muttons sold up to 85 40 today, both wethers and ewes reaching that figure. Boise Letter. Parties who have returned from Portland state that Idaho is still clear ly in the lead of all the northwest states in the interest she is creating by her magnificent and artistic agricul tural display, and the statement is made that when her fruit exhibits ge: to coming in regularly, there will be only the youngest aud smallest, in point of population, of the northwest states iu the running. Reports from the Idaho building are that over four thousand people have registered there since the fair opeued, aud that the average number of Idaho daily visitors uow is considerably iu exeess of 100. Thos. Kirby, widely known through out the northwest as a gatherer of fruit and agricultural exhibits, aud who has in the past made many of the finest exhibits of fruits ever sbowu on the coast, has beeu appointed horticultur al commissioner for north Idaho, aud is uow gathering fruit displays in the northern counties of the state, and sending them to Portland for display in the Idaho building. M. A. Kurtz, of Nampa, has been ap pointed commissioner on ogailizatiou for Idaho Day at the Lewis aud Clark exposition, on September 7. Mr. Kurtz is now iu the southern ooumies of the state, engaged iu organizing Centen nial clubs iu all the towns of that por tiou of the state. The members of these clubs will be of those who pro pose to attend the Portland fair dur ing the week of September 7. The clubs will have appropriate banners, which will be displayed ou the march in Portland, on the day that Idaho celebrates. Both Mr. Kurtz aud Mr. Kirby will also have iu charge the gathering of sufficient funds for the sending of the Idaho state baud, uow beiug organized by Swain Beatty, of Caldwell, to Port land on Idaho Day. The organizer of the baud has notified the governor that he already has a band of over forty pieces, aud arrangements for music have beeu completed. Fine eatiug apples aud peaches, just received at Tremewan's. The largest aud best glass of Beer iu Idaho at Boubam's Brewery Saloou, Dewey. My complete stock of heating and cook stoves will be sold at cost.— Theo 11. Philipp. ' MINING IN OWHYEE COUNTY The refitted aud improved arastra has beeu running this week on a crush ing of about 30 tons of high grade ore brought down from Nette & Inglis' Burro mine, on the west side of War Eagle. * * Work was begun this morning at taking down some of the old machinery aud fixtures in the DeLamar mill, for the purpose of having them replaced with new appliances. How extensive the changes are to be we have not learned. * # * Sullivan & Mattinson are haying about 80 tons of ore ha&led down from their Ontario mine to the arrastra, to be worked. Their last batch, worked at the same mill, produced 8150 per ton. The present lot it is thought will go about the same. Arthur Buckbee, mauager of the Pioneer Mining Company, has con tracted wim the Trade Dollar com pany for electric power; ordered a motor from the Westinghouse Co., and is having a survey made to the Cum berland mill from tbeopower line uow running up War Eagle to the Poorumu, aud having a transformer put up at the mill, for the purpose of haviug the mill hereafter run by electricity. * * * The Addiè Mining Company is push ing the reconstruction work oi mill as speedily as practicably but will require at least two weeks yet to get it ready to sffa.t, new pans aud settlers being put in. In the mean time all the bins and the tunnel are becoming so over crowded with ore taken down that it is becomiug difficult to find a place to store it. The prospects of the mine have never looked so good here tofore. Two fine shoots of ore have been out into aud are uow worked which look better than any formerly found ts being * The War Eagle Consolidated Co. uow have about a dozen men cleaning out the Oro Fino tunnel, which drains the great string of mines belougiug to that company to the depth of about 400 feet, witb the intention of pumping out the Chariot shaft through that tuuuel. The men who have been mak ing the upraise from Sinker tunnel have been laid off aud work from that point suspended until the shaft has beeu pumped out aud surveys made to ascertain just where they are at. I he manager had comemplated tapping ti e bottom of the Chariot shaft with a diamond drill, starting the hole fruui the Sinker tunnel upraise, now up from the tunnel 600 feet, with about 300 feet more of a raise to make to reach the bottom of the shaft. But the uticer taiuty of driving the hole just right, uud the danger of tapping a body of water with 1,000 f> et pressure, even with a drill hole, were too serious en gineering problems to be solved by that means, and the safer aud surer, though possibly more expensive, plan of haviug the water pumped out and the shaft cleared of the waste with which it is presumably nearly filled, taken out of the 1400 foot shaft, before the connection has been made with the tunnel, 900 leet below the bottom. Medallions at Getchell's. Try an ice cream soda at Kowett's Fruit, Confectionery aud Variety Goods Store. When passing through Dewey re fresh yourself with a fine, cool glass of beer at Bonham's. Tremewan keeps fruits, candie* nuts and cigars, ice cream and soda water with all fruit flavors. Only two more sewing machines for sale at cost, by Philipp. Que Climax for $25; one New Home for 835. Bonham's Owyhee Brewery Saloou, Dewey, has the reputation of selling me coolest and best beer in the state. Try an El Sidelo, all Havana tobacco cigar for a first class smoke. You will riud them at Tremewan's fruit aud candy store.