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OWYHEE
NUGGET
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AH the Local Mirving News Accur
ately Chronicled, n? ^
Subscription Rates.
ONE YEAR.
SIX MONTHS. ..
THREE MONTHS
$3.00
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75c
Telephone
No. 26
Published every Friday by
John b&mb
Entered hs second-class matter January
4,1905, at the post office at Silver City,
Idaho, under the Act of Congress df
March 3, 1879.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1905.
NATIONAL AID FOR. IRRIGA
TION.
Some of the most important
movements made in the world
for the betterment of mankind
have been started in such a quiet
way, by men who were not prom
inent or known outside of their
little coterie of friends that the
world never catches sight of
them, and therefore they do not
get the recognition their minds
and the results of their efforts
merit.
Less than a score of years ago,
a student of social and
mical problems, thoughtfully be
gan to study what would be the
outcome of the tendency then
and now existing to overcrowd
the great cities with population,
instead of scattering it over the
country in rural homes. As the
overcrowded great centers of
population surely breed poverty
and have a tendency toward
breeding people whose minds do
not expand as do those of
rural people, their patriotism or
loyalty to the country is not of
the same order. Therefore, how
to create more rural homes and
to make them prosperous, be
came his study. He found the
best available lands in the
try already taken, and turned to
the arid west, and began to
study what irrigation could do
and had done. He found that
here again little could be done
by individual effort—that it
would require a .combination of
capital or the assistance of the
government to reclaim great
areas and fit them for homes.
This man was George H. Max
well, now president of the Inter
national Irrigation Association,
and the editor of Maxwell's
Talesman, a magazine devoted
entirely to home building. He
may be called the starter of
movement which is now of na
econo
a
coun
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tional interest and is enlisting
the support of many of the best
minds in the country. President
Roosevelt has given the subject
much thought and out of his ad
vocacy and support more than
any other one thing, the aid of
the government was secured apd
national aid in reclaiming our
desert lands enlisted. This is
bringing about great things, not
only in our own state but every
where throughout the arid west,
That portion of our common
country which Daniel \\ ebster,
less than sixty years ago, de
clared would not justify the ex- J
pense of exploration, is rapidly j
becoming the more important j
part of the whole, and govern- j
ment irrigation is giving it a !
greater boost than did the dis- j
covery of its vast resources in
precious minerals.
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The world will hereafter admire
M. Witte's shrewdness and abiiity
to put up a bold bluff. He seems
to have been able to make it work.
If peace is not brought about
at Portsmouth, it is possible
that Russians may yet see some
of their lost battleships in the
Baltic—with Japanese officers
commanding them. There is no
telling where Togo may sudden
ly turn up.
Lay aside all your work and
cares next Monday. It is the
one day in the year that belongs
to the toilers, and we are all toil
ers or at least should be in and
around these diggings. We are
going to have a glorious time
here, Labor Bay.
It is a fine thing to know when
to let go. Many aman holds on
to a sinking ship and goes down
with it, when, had he jumped
overboard, he might have caught
a floating spar and floated to
safety. This wise or otherwise
squib has a local application.
The reports coming down from
the Trade Dollar Extension min
ing property make more cheerful
news for this camp than any
have yet been able to {receive from
Porlsmouth. They indicate that
the source of Silver City's ancient
placer mines has been found and it
looks as if the finders could assume
the payment of the war indemnity
demanded by Japan
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by Japan
We were confident when our
friend, Avery C. Moors, took the
Weiser World on his shoulders
that he would walk off with it
like a veritable Atlas and carry
the load as blithely as a hobo
printer carries an ordinary jag.
We heard Mr. Moore address an
audience once, his subject being
"The World is Growing Better."
Certainly his own World is grow
ing better. He has enlarged it
to eight pages, all home print;
got a new Cottrell cylinder press,
and in matter and make-up, is
keeping it right up abreast of
the good times prevailing in
Weiserand Washington county.
VOTED FOR. THE BONDS.
At the bond election last
Saturday, the people under the
Ridenbaugh canal, by a large
majority, voted the issuance of
bonds for the purchase of that
big ditch, so that it might not
stand in the way of the further
ance of the great government
project to supply portions of
Ada and Canyon counties with
an abundance of water, by what
is known as the Boise-Payette
plan, worked out and approved
by government engineers. Only
one slight obstacle now appears
to stand in the way of this great
undertaking. With the right to
this canal secured, it is possible
that condemnation proceedings
will have to be resorted to to se
cure some of the lands on the
site of the proposed big I)eer
Flat reservoir. Speculative own
ersof some of these lands, worth
less as they are without water,
are still holding out for exhorbi
tant prices. But that obstacle
will be overcome, as the people
interested will not permit such
an important undertaking to
be abandoned because a few in
dividuals want extravagant
prices for lands required in es
tablishing a great public utility,
Ada and Canyon counties will
soon see one of the largest and
most comprehensive of all the
government irrigation
under
takings inaugurated within their J
boundaries.
Caldwell expects, next year, to
boast of having the prettiest park
in the state, unless Burley or Twin
Falls, with their park grounds laid
out with their town plats, shall do
more than is expected of them. Mr.
Howard Sebree h^s donated a large
plat of ground, a part of which is
swampy, and the people are hav
ing the swamp scooped out and a
dam constructed to form a lake;
will have the remainder of the
tract treated by a landscape gard
ener, planted in trees, shrubbery
and flowers, and there Caldwell
will be with a pretty park and
lake, settiug an example for other
towns.
Try an El Sidelo, all Havana tobacco
cigar for a first class smoke. You will
rind them at Tremewan's fruit and
candy store.
Bibbirvs-Myei Co's BSd'g.
SILVER CITY, --- - IDAHO
Receives Deposits subject
to Check. Buys and sells
Exchange. Interest Paid
on time Deposits.
S. D. McLain, Cashier
REGULAR
TRIPS
Between DeLamar and
Silver City. Stage de
parts from Delamar at
8 a. m. Departs from
Silver on return trip at
2 p. in. Passengers and
Freight carried. Stops
at Dewey en route.
Delamar Livery, Feed
and sale stablcs
CHARLES FORNEY,
Proprietor
it
is
of
C. H. GRETE I
® COMPANY
Clothiers
Ha.berdash.ers
cvnd
General Outfitters
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for
Men and Boys
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All Goods
NEW
»•nd Nobby
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£
Correct
Fitting
men's a n d boys'
custom made suits
fiats, gloves, hosiery,
shirts, and neckwear
New goods are now
arriving. Come and
see if there is any
thing we have in
stock that you want.
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Trade Marks *nd Copyrights. All Rights Reserved.
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WARRANTY
You may buy a pair of Duchess
Wool Trousers at
$2, 2.50, 3, 3.50, 4, or 5
And wear them Two Months,
every suspender button that comes
off, we will pay you ten cents. If
they rip at the waistband we will
pay you fifty cents. If they rip in
the seat or elsewhere, we will pay
you one dollar or give you a new
pair.
Best Iiy the World.
For
Try a Pair
for sale by
Bibbins-Myer Co
Ltd
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JAS. GOODWIN
FRED GRETE. Jr
Undertaker
and Embalmer
Practical Mining
Mines examined in the vicinity of Silver Cltv
DeLamnr, South Mountain, Sugar Loaf a '
Pixley Basin. Reliable information concerning
capitalization, stocks and values. Reports
guaranteed. Correspondence solicited.
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Silver City,
IDAHO
Residence, DEWEY. IDAHO.
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Sausages, Etc.
The oldest established
Market in Owyhee County
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Owyliee Brewery
SILVElt CITY, IDAHO
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Guaranteed to be a
Pure Hop ai\d Ba^rley Product
A Healthful and Delicious Tonic Beverage.
For sale by the Barrel, Bottle or Measure
Fritz Schleifer,
Prop.

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