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* SILVER CLTY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, SEPTEMBER 1, 1905. NUMBER 15 VOLUME XV. LOCAL. The season for shooting duck opened this morning. Mrs. Annie Pascoe and her daughter Flora of DeLamar visited in Silver one day this week. Notice the card of Bissett Brothers stables, Narnps. Owyhee people will of course put up at this stable. They know the men. Peter Steele left here this morning for Boise, where he will be joined by Mrs. Steele, returned from the fair, and they will take a trip east to be gone several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Shea and daugh ter, who have been visiting friends here and in Jordan Valley during the summer, left, last week, for their home at Santa Rosa, California. Mr. and Mrs. John Scales, with their two sons, who have been spending the .summer at Wagontown, returned, the first of the week, to their lovely Cali fornia home at Hollywood, near Los Angeles. Talk ahout lovely weather will you, residents of the coast and sound? you Well, just climb up iu these Owyhee mountains, these early September days and we will show you where to find lovely weather. Messrs. Frank Swisher, J. M. Har bour and Warren Kellogg, are up here today, the first named making proof of completion of water works in Pleasant valley. They say that while tt has been dry down there, the crops have been good. Peter Steele arrived home from a loug visit to Portland, Mouday. He somehow lost Mrs. Steele, who accom panied him away, but did not oome home with him. Pete says it is all right and that she will come trailing along soon. Mrs. W. D. Evans and her charmipg bevy of young girls, all as browu as hazel nuts and as healthy lookiug as a baud of range colts, from rusticating on their fruitful Castle creek ranch, gathering and |putting up a winter's supply of goodies, arrived home Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. William L. Jones ar rived here a few days ago with their two chileren.aud are visiting Mr. John Wagener. The lady was formerly Helen Westering, a foster daughter of Mr. Wagener, aud grew up from a child iu this camp and married Mr. Jones, then a Black Jack emyloyee here. We are pleased to note that Percy White, so badly injured by a dynamite explosion several weeks ago, and a few days ago had his sufferings aggravated by an attack of erysipilas is again on a fair road to recovery. He can. see a little out of his injured eye, and there is a hope that its sight will lie fully re stored. Our old friend William Thomas, (all the children like "Uncle Billy.") was brought to the Miner's Union hospital, from Dewey, Wednesday, suffering from a severe attack of some sort of stomache disorder. He has been complaining several days. Other wise he had iuteuded paying a visit to the world's fair. The finest box of peaches it has been our pleasure to taste or even look at this year, was brought to Nugget shop by our worthy friend, George W. Gil more, from his Siuker canyon ranch. Oh, but they were big aud luscious ! George says that his apple, pear and peach crop is rather sboit this season. But then, think of the quality! Mrs. Mary Grete and her grand daughter Louise Hicks, arrived home Sunday, from quite a protracted stay in Butte, whither they went to visit Mrs. Louise Brooks, Charles aud Emma. They found and left them all well aud comfortably situated. Charley is steadily employed in oue of the mines while Emma is saleswoman iu a department store. A school teacher's institute is being conducted here this week, conducted by Professors Bradfield aud Simmons, which Superintendent Miss Hastiugs says is exceptionally interesting and instructive. Besides the two peofes sors named, there are in ai tendance Misses Laughliu, Miller, Tracy, Mitch ell, Ketuer, Grete, Hanlon, aud Mr. W. B. Sillivau. Irvin Bissett, formerly an Owyhee ite, now a prosperous rancher just out of Nampa, anti also, with his brother Foster, engaged in the livery business in Nampa, dropped in on Nugget for a hearty handshake this week. Mr. Bis sett is an enthusiastic supporter of the government irrigation proposition for Canyon county and likes to scold at the few people who are holding it up. John T. Shea our county assessor and tax collector, let the dear people alone for a few days and took a trip to the Lewis and Clark. He arrived home again this week. He says he was on the grounds early and late for six con secutive days and "took it all in," from the Trail to the government building. We bet if John missed anything it would not be worth putting on the assessment roll. Mike Rock got on an Indian pony last Saturday. The pony stumbled and the big bruiser tumbled. Hitting the grouud broke bis collar bone and injured him internally. Dr. Woodard was called and patched him up. Ha is at his home yet with chances of re covering. cowardly and brutal assault he made on us some two years ago, deprives him of any sympathy from us and the better people in this community. Mr. and Mrs. James Beaton and their daughter Mary, of Dewey, left this moruiug for Pugnt Sound, of course to drop in and see the fair on their way. Mr. and Mrs. Beaton lived for several years at Seattle, aud the Sound country still has a strong hold on their affec tions. They will look about them while there and try to pick up a plat of grouud for the purpose of some time making" it their permanent home, but will return here to lay up sheckels a while longer. Mesdames Hastings aud McDonald returned the fore part of the week, from a delightful visit to the Portland fair, Seattle and Everett, Washington. They accompanied Dr. Sanders to the latter city, where the Staudard Oil company is expending immense sums in improvements, and Mrs. Hastings declares it is the most charging little city she ever visited. "Oh, you aud my Rememberance of the a as a girls don't know what you missed by not going there when you were on the sound!" said she. Mrs. Mills, Silver City's milliner, and her daughter Florence, returned home Monday, from a several weeks visit to San Francisco and other coast towns, accompanied home by her friend, Mrs. L. D. Allried of Boise, who comes up here to enjoy Owyhee climate. During her absence Mrs. Mills made extensive purchases of fall millinery, and other finery for ladies and children. She ex pects her new goods to arrive shortly and to be on display for the attention of Owyhee ladies. The Lewis and Clark Centennial Ex position ha- done more than show the resources of the great northwest to the entire world; it has cemeuted the interests of the whole Pacific states region aud has brought the people to gether as one great family. There has never been a time in the history of the coast when the people have had such unusual opportunities of meeting one another as at the great exposition at Portland this year. Merchants from different cities have come to know one another, aud the meeting has been of mutual advantage. All classes of peo ple have been brought together aud the mau from the south coast has met the man from the north coast.—Ham ilton Wright. The Albion State Normal School will open next Monday, under more favor able conditions than that excellent ! a school has heretofore enjoyed. The corps of teacheis has been increased and the scope of their work enlarged to coyer several branches not hereto fore taught. A. large additiou has been made to the appliauces in both the chemical laboratories; a splendid new girls' dormitory has beeu constructed aud will be ready for occupancy; the boys are also provided with a fine dor mitory; the school building has been put in fhie shape. The expense of liv ing there is quite as moderate as at school of like character anywhere Albion can be reached any iu the country, by rail to Burley and then by a drive of 16 miles over a good road. Fine eating apples and peaches, just received at Tremewan's. a MINING IN OWHYEE COUNTY The arastra above town, having fin ished the crushing from the Burro mine, is now working on a lot of about one hundred tons of ore from Harry Sullivan's Ontario mine, on Florida mountain. A large force of men are still en gaged on the reconstruction of the Addie mill, and will probably be ten days longer completing it. In the meantime every available space in the mine aud tunnel is being crowded with ore. * Some parties have been prospecting on the southwest si pe of South moun tain, iully six miles west of any of the mines heretofore located on that mountain, and about two miles north of the old military post, aud have lo cated claims there in quartz veins which are reported to make an excell ent showing of copper ore. * * Col Sullivan is now developing the Mollie Pitcher claim, of the Sullivan & Noble property. This claim he had virtually neglected until the rich strike was made on the Rich Gulch property, on the opposite or south side of Jacob's gulch. Now the Colonel is inclined to think it the richest claim iu their en tire group. He has opened a ledge fully four feet in width which shows flue. * Has Struck It Rich and Big. No report which has reached this camp iu many a day, concerning min ing, can be more gratifying than the news which begau to come dowu from the Hollaud property on Florida mountain, last Saturday, and has been verified by reports of miners and visi tors every day since. A rich ledge of gold ore, fully seven feet in width, has been found on that property. 1 his is an instance of pluck aud per severance seldom equalled in any min ing camp, aud a partial history of the mine is well worth giving. Fully 25 years ogo, Joseph Hollaud found rich float below the high northern point of Florida mountain, began prospecting for the ledge, fouud it as he supposed, and located the "Joseph" claim. But, although he fouud quantities of pay dirt, some of which he had worked iu a mill, aud more of which he worked with rocker or sluiced out values, the real ledge with walls always eluded his efforts. Still that big, heartp, strong mtru kept on. He was sure a rich de posit was there aud he would eventu ally find it. He run hundreds of feet of tuuuel; he dug numerous pot holes, uearly always with the same result—a good showing but no true vein. He two or three times gava other peopie options on the property who did work similar to his and would then give it up. It went on this way for more than twenty years. Finally wealthy Salt Lake parties came along, about three years ago, and bought the claim of him for $15,000, They also bought a group of adjqiniug claims from the late George W. Palmer, for $12,000, For two years they prospected them vigor ously, driviug loug tunnels from points lower down the mountoiu. They were not sucgessful, aud wheu suspending on account of snow last fall, announced that they would begin again in the spring. They had made an expendi ture in purchase of property, work and improvements, amounting to $150, 000 or more. Finally, when spring came, it was an nounced that they had made an ar rangement with the Idano Develop ment Company— au organization man aged by A. J. Orem & Sous, of Salt Lake and Boston, to do further work for them. What the uature of that ar rangement is has not been made pub lic. This development compauy went to work vigorously this spring, aud kept it ur uutil two weeks ago, wheu the men driviug the longest tuuuel were laid off aud a couple of noted sur face prospectors, the Clarks, were set to work searching ou the surface for the vein. They have fouud it, but higher up the mountain and further south thau it had ever occurred to others to search for it. Thus a long, weary, and costly search has ended in success. The ledge, where it has been found, hrs been dug down upon until the west wall has been found, but at the depLh attained the east wall has not been shown because of a breakoff of the side of the mountain, At this depth it is a good seven feet in width, with indica tions that it will be found much wider when both walls are shown. It is a white, suggary quartz, showing gold in many samples. What an average assay will show has not been learned, but, from what every visitor says who has climbed up the mountain to take a look at it, it will surely run high in gold. It is now believed that the source of the rich placer mines, which made Ruby, and later on Silver City, has at last been discovered. Orv Sucker Creek. The Evening Capital News publishes the following confirmation of an item furnished Nugget, two weeks since, by Fred Perry: Irl Eagle, of Nampa, of the firm of Bergh & Eagle, has certainly struck it rich on Sucker creek. Irl was in Boise Monday with amalgam secured iu a test mill run of eight tons. He had it retorted and learned that he had saved $17 per ton on the plates. The ledge is II feet iu width aud assay returns give an average value of $30 per ton. Recently a discovery was made of an 18-inch streak of ore near the foot wall, that carries tellurium and sylveuite and is very rich. A small mill has been installed upon the pro perty but water has been so scarce on account of no snow last winter tüat they have been unable to operate it. They intend to install a 10 stamp mill early next spaing. The property adjoius the Rooster Comb, owned by Superintendent Or ford of the DeLamar, aud could be sold at any time to the latter company for a handsome price. Mr. Orford is driviug a 160-foot tuunel on the Roos ter Comb and expects to cut the ledge by the first of October, at good depth. A movement is on foot to group the two properties and sell to the DeLa mar compauy, which has a well equip ped mill but is short on ore. The outlook for making a great mine out of both properties is very bright, and crowd than Mr. of 25 of a more deserving crowd than Mr. Eagle and his partner could not be found in all Idaho. Live Stock Ma.rket. (Reported for Nugget by Clay, Rob inson & Co.) Chicago, August 28.— Western cattle receipts fell a little un der expectations here today, only about 8,000 being received. The quality of the offerings was fairly good aud a few lots of strictly good rangers were in cluded, although the bulk of the offer ings consisted of wintered Texans. One lot of native Dakotas make $4.60, while a string of X.I.T. steers went at $4.25. A few lots of c>ws and heifers sold at $2 50@$3.10. Big runs of west erns are expected here for the remain der of the week and values may go somewhat lower. As there seems to be a scarcity of corn-fed stock iu sight, buyers will have to depend largely on rangers for their supply. We cannot impress too strongly upon western shippers the advisability of getting their stock to this market early in the morning. By so doing they will avoid all possible delays which might prevent their cattle receiving the beuefit of the earjy trade. With a heavy supply of sheep today's market started out with a general de cline of 10@15 cts. Trade was rather slow, fat wethers makiug $6.25<g$6.40. One lot of western lambs made - $7.65, but were considered as having better quality than anything received here last week. Medium lambs were called 25 cs lower. A large supply of feed ers was received but ihe demaud was very urgent and thousands of feeding lambs went out at $6.50. China at Getchell's. The largest and best glass of Beer in Idaho at Bonham's Brewery Saloon, Dewey. My complete stock of heating and cook stoves will be sold at cost.— Theo H. Philipp. Real nice odoriferous Limberger cheese, always to be had at Tremewan's | candy, fruit aud cigar store. PEACE. Russia and Japan have at last come to an agreement and the gentle dove of Peace has lighted on the olive branch which sprouted from Roosevelt's big stick. Which party got the best of the bargain is a question still open for discussion. But that Japan has quitted herself with the greater honor in the eyes of all the civilized natious of the earth, is beyond question. She was m a position to exact indemnity or inflict prolonged and greater punish ment on her ancient foe, but in the interest of humanity and for the cause of peace Japan has foregone her de mauds, which all the world must h conceded to be just, and can now take a seat in the family of great natious and feel proud of her moderation. ac ave The Old Timers R.ecieve a. Wel come Visitor. W. J. Hill, "Old Hill," as every body once called him here iu the good old days when they whipsawed lumber to put up buildings; when bacon was 50 cents a pouud; when placer was the only productive industry; wheu everybody paid his bills with gold dust aud it took m l m ng an ounce or more of it to set'em up for the boys; wheu the town of Ruby was on the map aud Silver City was just starling; Old Hill, the mau who run the "Tidal Wave" here and who was propreitor of the Avalauche wheu that good old per was readable aud really interesli that same W. J. Hill whom all the old timers often speatt of with respect aud affection—at least the few of them left here do—lauded here on Sunday's stage, to look for old land marks and at the few faces of old friends still left. Only two persons iu the tow pa >g, yet n recog uizeu the grizzled and elderly gentle man whom they used to call Old Hi 1 wheu he was a young man. The two were Mrs. Mary Grete aud Mr. R. H. Leouard, Sr. Mr. Hill left here after the break-up in 1875. 1864. He has since been He came here iu running a newspaper iu California—the Su inas Index—now a daily. His wife, whom he married here, Belle Peck she daughter of the well Charles Peck, the locator of the fa mous old Poormau mine, has charge of the paper during his absence. Mr. Hill, now ou his way home from attending W! remembered the funeral of his aged mother, in Canada, said he co;ld not pass near oid Owyhee aud forego the pleasure of visiting this old where had spent eleven of the h years of his Jife; aud certainly welcome visitor to me old timers could have come. camp, appiest no more Turned Loose. A complaint was filed here about I weeks ago, by U. G. Bernard, of Rey nolds, charging a man named Lee Beck with the larceny of a horse, and raut was issu d for the mau's arrest, aud placed in Sheriff Duucan's hands. After several day's search, Luncau finally fouud his man, several mites beyoud Mouutainhome, accompanied by a young son of Wil iam Gardner, of Silase river. Wheu Duncan arrested Beck, youiic Gardner made a break lo get away and the sheriff suspected Irom the boy's actions that he might also be implicated, so he took him in wo a war too and brought them both to Silv City, aud lodged both in jail to await the arrival of witnesses, and the t horses they were riding. Hearing of his sou's arrest. Mr. Gardner ■ •I wo came up from his home the next day aud plained why his boy happened to be fouud iu the other ex man's company, and, there being no charge against him the sheriff promptly released him. The horses arrived here Wednesday, as also did Mr. Bernard, and upon Coun ty Attorney Nugent looking into the matter, he found that Beck was able to make a showing of horse deals with Bernard, for whom he had worked, that a conviction for larceny tremely improbable, and not wishing to put the county to the expense ofj(a futile trial, he ordered that the priso ner be discharged. was ex Only two more sewing machines for | sale at cost, by Philipp. One Climax Medallions at Getcheil's. Try an ice cream soda at Rowett's ' Fruit, Coufectiouery aud Variety Goods Store. for $25; oue New Home for $35.