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SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, SEPTEMBER 8, 1905. VOLUME XV. NUMBER 16 • LABOR. DAY CELEBRATION EXERCISES DELIGHTFULLY CARRIED OUT. A Good Crowd and AH in the Ha-ppiest Mood. A warm, balmy day, wjith the sun shine tempered by a hazy smoke in the air, the day one of those ideal ones seldom enjoyed elsewhere than in the Owyhees, Labor Day opened most aus piciously. with everyone bent on get ting as much enjoyment out of it for himself and everybody else as possible. The crowd wss rather disappointing as to numbers, but never a better natured one, and everything went on smoothly and merrily. A feature of the open ing exercises was to have been au ora tion, but by a disappointment in get ting the speaker desired, that had to be cutout. But Miss Hastings, with two score of dainty little girls whom she had patiently drilled for the occasion to play their pretty parts and sing their little songs so ^charmingly, made the loss of the usual-oratory for such occasions the less noticeable. Mr. T. W. Mollart, as conductor of the exercises, after a very brief little address, simply announced the pro gram in its order. Outside of the pret ty numbers by the little girls and boys, Mr. Paul Newman favored the audi ence with a song and an encore, which were surprises to the larger part of the listeners who were not aware of that gentleman's, vocal] accomplishments. The morniug exercises were closed by the crowd joining with the children on the platform in singing "America," and it was announced that the contests and sports for prizes would begin at one o'clock. At one o'clock the different sports began to be pulled off in their order, and preparations were began for the Big Drilling Contest. As this was to he a single handed upper, a big granite rock had been sus pended under a derrick, for the husky miners to try their muscle and endur ance upou for the regulation time of 15 minutes. Thrt-e prizes of $75, $50 aud $25, respectively, were offered aud there were five entries for the contest, namely: James B. Law, from the Tybo Bluebird mine, Pixley basin; Thomas S. Fry, Addie; Charles Kingsley, John Lane and James Ward. The first prize was won by Fry, second by Kingsley and third by Law. Prizes for other contests were award ed as follows: One huudred yard race for men—T. R. Kelley 1st, Frauk Lee 2d, Brauch Smith 3d. One hundred yard race for boys, 10 to 15 years—Garnet Jeffery 1st, Ernest Valverde 2d, Arthur Heer 3d. Fifty yard race for ladies—Miss Em ma Paseoe 1st, Mrs. John Morrissey 2d, Miss Maggie Caveney 3d. Fifty yard race for girls, 10 to 18 years—Ethel Kingsley 1st, Lillian Evans 2d, Lottie Gardner 3d. Baby contest, 1 month to 1 year— Mrs. Andy Weunersteiu's 1st, Mrs. Frank McKee's 2d, Mrs. Emmett Mor row's 3d. Men's nail driviug contest, 60 penuy spikes— T. R. Kelley 1st, John Ander son 2d. Nail driving contest for ladies—Mrs. A. F. Shrader 1st, Mrs. Johu Morrissey 2d, Mrs. John Anderson 3d. Cracker erting contest for beys and girls—Ethel Kingsley 1st, Lem Bauck man 2d, Ethel Gaylord 3d. Squaw race—Mrs. Chris Farrer 1st, Mrs Jas. Goodwiu 2d, Mrs. Vic Wisner 3d. Wood sawiug contest for ladies— Mrs. F. Bingham 1st, Miss Emma Pas eoe 2d, Mrs. Polletti 3d. Egg and spoon race for ladies—Mrs. « A. F. Schrader 1st, Mrs. Johu Mor rissey 2d. Egg aud spoon race for girls under 15 years—Ester Evans 1st, Lottie Gard ner 2d, Florence Mills 3d. Egg aud spoon race for boys—Garnet Jeffery 1st, Ernest Valverde 2d, Frank Slattery 3d. Three legged race—Kelley and Bow man 1st, Valverde and Slattery 2d, Lee and Paseoe 3d. Money scramble, children under 10— All got some. Race for little tots under 10 years— Aita Grete 1st, George Slattery 2d, W. A. Gardner 3d. Tug of war—Boonville won the stakes. A waltzing contest was substituted for the cake walk, in which Mr. John Grete and Miss Dora Rowett won 1st, and Mr. James Lewis and Mrs. Eisen hart 2d. Among the pleasant people we noted here from the valleys during the day, and attending the ball, were the Misses Gertrude and Isabelle Deary, Viola and Irene Shea, Kate Driscoll, Agnes and Ellen Shea, Messrs. Ambrose, Frank and Ed Maher, John T., Gny and Neill Shea, Christie Driscoll, Arthur Lee, Jack Deary and Tim Mills, all of Pleas ant valley, Mrs. Harvey Gobel and Miss Annie Jordan, of Reynolds, and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. W. Hardiman ar,d Miss Lizzie Linehan, of Oreana. Tneu there were a lot of older people who did not count, but who apparently enjoyed themselves as well as the youngsters. The ball, with excellent music, a well filled hall ana the dancers all at their best, was kept up until daylight and was pronounced by all a happy and grand social event. HorxsteaLd's Hall. Messrs. Honstead and Newman are trying to put a little more life in the town by preparing a comfortable and attractive play house for the people. Mr. Honstead had already taken the capacious store building, opposite his store, aud fitted it up for extertain ments. Now he and Mr. Newman have gone in together, to have a stage con structed, procure scenery and new seats and make the place as attractive as possible, and induce traveling com panies to visit the town, as well as give our local people a better opportunity to hold entertainments. to entertainments. Paid His Fine. Jose Bengoechea, the sheep man against whom a complaint was filed by Dr. Noble, state veternary surgeou, charging him with driviug scab infect ed sheep across the range for ship ment, and whose trial was to have beeu had yesterday, got tired waiting for the witnesses, claiming that he would be greater loser by remaining here aud being acquitted, his business demand ing his attention, than by paying a line and going home. He therefore, Tues day, went before Justice of the Peace Hawes, pleaded guilty (while still claiming he was not), was fined $300 and costs, gave his check • for the amount aud left for his sheep camp. The friends of Mr. Bengoechea claim that a job had been put up on him by buyers who contracted to take several thousaud sheep of him at a certain figure, to be delivered at Murphy. Be fore the time for delivery the market price for sheep fell off, and the buyers brought the charge of scab to get out of a bad bargain. Schools Open. The Silver City schools opened aus piciously Tuesday morning, with two of the last year's teachers in their for mer positions, to-wit: Prof. Bradfleld superintendent, and Miss Laughliu in charge of the intermediary department. The primary school however has a new teacher—Miss Grace Miller, from Deu ver, Colorado, who tak&s the place of Miss Keeuan, the latter lady having resigned and gone to South Bend, In dianai to enter Notre Dame convent in that city. The number of pupils enrolled the first week was not as large as antici pated, but a number more are are ex pected to join within the next few days. At DeLamar, The school was opened with the same efficient teachers who have been in charge for the past several years—Prof. H. S. Simmons and Miss Eliza Mitchell. Miss Hite arrived here Monday and has taken charge of the Black Jack school. A teaoher will arrive—we have not learned her name—lo open the Dewey school as soon as the new school build ing is completed. Medallions at Getchell's. LOCAL. Mrs. Allried of Boise, who has been visiting Mrs. Mills, returned home Saturday. Uncle Billy Thomas, of Dewey, is now out of the hospital and apparently getting all right again. Austin Byrd arrived here from Hai ley, Monday, and is looking after the wants of his clothing customers. Mr. J. E. McDonnell of DeLamar, has returned from Portland, leaving his family located in that city for the winter, that the children may have bet ter school advantages. The present week a hapyy continua tion of the splendid weather we have been so long enjoying in these moun tains. But a good shower of rain would be more than welcome now. Miss Laura Morgan and her friend, Miss Mary Brennan of Boise, who has been spending a part of her vacation here, returned to Boise, Tuesday, to resume their studies at St. Teresa seminary. Miss Zeua Macpherson, who has been a compositor in the Nugget shop for some weeks past, left for her home in Ontario, Ore., early this week, to join a party of her friends on a visit to the world's fair at Portland. L. S. Houstead and James Matingly left Tuesday morniug for a visit to the Bruneau-Little Valley irrigation en terprise. Mr. Honstead is an entry man under this projec and Mr. Mat ingly went to look it over with him. Attorney John F. Nugent goes to Boise tomorrow to attend the Swan Falls injunction case, to be argued be fore the U. S. court. He will also go to Caldwell, before returning, to look after matters in the district court there. Rev. Geo. Pemberton, of Jordan Val ley, the new M. E. minister for this district, held services at the court house last evening aud will be here again September 20. Rev. Pemberton hopes laier ou to be able to give Silver City regular Sunday services. Mrs. J. W. Mills begs to announce to Owyhee ladies that her stock of millin ery and children's wear, purchased during her receut trip to San Fran cisco, is beginning to arrive, and she hopes to have it opened for display very early next week. The date of the opeuing will be announced by circular. F. P, Bounell, manager and one of the owuers of the big Flint properties, which have been so long idle, arrived back there, accompanied by his son Mark, last Tuesday. Mark was over here yesterday and when asked what his father proposed to do there, his reply was, "Oh, you will hear of some thing soon." Mr. and Mrs. George O. Sampson returned, yesterday, from a three week's visit with Mrs. S.'s brother and sister, Charles and Nellie Hutchinsou, at Seattle. They, of course, stopped in Port laud to visit the fair, and they have the same pleasant reports to make of this splendid exposition which all other returning visitors have made. Mrs. Somerville, of Dewey, gave an afternoon party yesterday, inviting ladies who are members of the Rath bone Sisters. There were present from Silver City Mesdames Krieg, Eisenhart, Gaylord, Lewis, Weston, F. M. St Clair and Fry, the Misses Addie, Teresa aud Ethel Gaylord; ;from DeLamar, Mes dames Grete aud Bowen aud Miss Min nie Mills, and from Dewey Mesdames Givens and Coiborn. William Hooking, who grew from a boy in DeLamar, and whose parents still reside there, but who left there seven or eight years ago, came in Wednesday to visit his parents. Since leaving DeLamar Billy has lived in Boise, Baker City, Portland, and Park City, and is now living iu Salt Lake City, engaged in the real estate busi ness, and is married; no children. He looks well but says he suffers a good deal from lumbago. Mrs. Mary Sommercamp and her daughter-iu-law, Mrs. James Sommer camp, with her two children, returned to their Weiser homes last week, the elder lady after spending a few Jays visiting many of her old friends here, and the younger after stopping for some weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Prank St Clair. Both were sp long residents of Silver City that their coming brought pleasure here and their departure regrets. Joseph Holland, hearing of the rich strike which had been made on that part of the Trade Dollar Extension property which had formerly belonged to him, came over from his Hailey home Wednesday, just to take a look at the vein which had eluded his search for so many years. He has not yet ex plained why he had never thought of prospecting just there to find it. Mr. Holland says that all the former Owy hee people now residing at Hailey are well and prospering. Miss Alice Connors, only daughter of Mrs. Sam Drollinger, was taken sud denly and violently ill, last Friday, with appendicitis. Her sufferings were extreme and Dr.s Woodward and Far rer decided that her condition was too critical to permit of her removal to Boise or to have an operation per formed here, and treated her case ac cordingly. Happily she is ^now much better and in a fair way to recovery. Miss Alice, who is au especial favorite here on account of her bright aud win some manner, was to have started for Portland, Tuesday, to resume her studies at St. Mary's school, which she attended last year. Mrs. Fred Grete, mother of Mis. S. N. Moe of Caldwell, who has been vis iting her parents for several weeks, gave a whist party in honor of her daughter before her departure for home, Friday afternoon. Thirty seven ladies were present. The win ners of the prizes awarded were, first, Mrs. Branch Smith, who was presented with a fine cut glass dish; second, Mrs. J. M. Brunzell, who received a fancy plate; and Mrs. John W. Rowett, who got something tied in a dainty hand kerchief for the booby prize. The win ners all gracefully presented their prizes to the guest in whose honor the party was given. An elegant luncheon was served. It was a pleasant social gathering. The people of Tonopah and Gold field, Ney., may hereby be put wise against a party starting from here with the intention of swooping down upon them bye and bye. Messrs. Marcus White, Tom Harland, Billy Lacbarity aud Johu Stout, a quartet of good fel lows with hearts in them as big and warm as a Nevada desert, left here Tuesday with a team and camp and hunting equipments, for an overland trip to that gold miues Mecca. They started by the way of Duck valley and Tuscarora, and have of course planned out their route. They are all g od miners and Mr. White is an accom plished metalurgist and mining eu-, giueer. If they don't strike something good before reaching their,declaration, Tonopah may look for them—after a while. Jes' to try the sheriff and have a lit tle fuu, the sports opened a little game of stud poker in oue of the thirst stu dios, Labor Day night. They wer'u't playin' for nothin', jes' chips. If any mouey was paid for them it didn't go into the dealer's table drawer, but into his pocket. But the boys found that Deputy Sheriff Si Tullis was Johnuy on-the-Spot. While discussing the question of calling a $4 bet the dealer heard Si's gentle voice saying quietly, "You'd better cash them chips aud all go along with me." The dealer looked up, pulled out the table drawer and said, "Cash them yourself; we aiut playin' for nothin'." Then the gang— there were nine of them—rose up and went with Si across the street to the sheriff, and the sheriff aud prosecutiug attorney parolled the bunch until morning. In the morning, there being no evidence that they were really gam bling, the sheriff told them all to go. The incident taught them that gam bling will not go in this town during the incumbency of the present prose cutiug attorney, no more than with Jerome in New York or Folk in St Louis. Edward T. Barber has resigned the chair of mathematics at tue Albion normal school, aud will take charge of the Burley Bulletiu as editor. A man has to be an expert mathematician to enable him to run a newspaper in such a way as to figure the expenses below the income. Mr. Barber ought to suc ceed.—Capital News. Honor to a. Former DeLamar Miner. Many DeLamar people will pleased to read the following, from the Hailey Times be Rev. W. J. Harvey, pastor of the Methodist church of Hailey, was daiued an eider at the session of the last Conference, held at Baker City, Or. He has just completed the four years' course of study required by the de nomination. He has stood at the head of his class each year, with an average on all studies of 97. The fourth year is an 'exceptionally difficult one. All except two fell in two or three books or studies. A vacancy occurring in the iug board, Mr. Harvey was appointed by the bishop to fill that vacauey. Mr. Harvey was very much surprised when the nomination was made. The bishop remarked afterwards that he knew the brother had the necessary intellectual qualities for an examiner. While at Baker City, Mr Harvey requested to sing at the First Presby terian church. A very neat write-up was published in the local papers of the solos sung. It was stated that the Rev. W. J. Harvey was a vocalist of 01 examin was superior al taiuments, and the large audience was charmed with the beautiful rendition of the solos presented. Mr. Harvey also received a very cor dial recepiion on his return to this city, an evidence of which was seen at tile church last Sunday. Portland Dogs Doomed. After many vexatious delays, the band of head-huuting, dog-eating lg orrotes from the island of Luzon, have arrived at last, aud the Lewis and Clark exposition is now the scene of daily tomtom dances aud frequeut dog feasts. Poor Fido aud his brother Carlo are hidiug out, but the Igorrotes will get them sooner or later, for they have less than six weeks in which lo devour all of Portland's surplus dogs. The Igorrotes, forty in.number, male and female, arrived at Vancouver, B. C., aboard the United States si ship Athenian, direct from Manila. They were taken to Manila from their homes in the remote hills of the island, eiim homes in the remote hills of the island, never before having seen a civilized city. These Igorrotes are not the ones who were at St. Louis last year; they are quite new to America, and their first taste of United States dog was joyed iu their village at the' Portland exposition a couple of days after their arrival. The village awaited them in what may be called skeleton form, aud they Set to work and covered the frame works of their houses with material which they brought along. An irrogole would not feel at home iu a house en tireiy made by other bauds. The Igorrote village is located next to Homer Davenport's pheasant farm at the edge of the Trail, where l he weird music of the tomtoms is heard every day aud evening. en To Butter Makers. For Rubber Stamps aud an ink that will not run nor iujure butter, write to Will D. Caudee, Weiser, Idaho. 10 3 William M. Davis, president of the Missouri Society of Oregou, has issued a letter urging all former Missourians aud descendants of Missouriaus, iu Oregou, Idaho aud Washington, make every effort to be present at the Lewis and Clark exposition on the 14th of September, which is to be Missouri day. Governor Joseph W. Folk will be present; he will be tendered to a recep tion, and will make a speech. There are more thau .20,000 natives of Mis souri liviug in Oregou alone, and it is expected that Missouri day will bring one of the largest crowds yet seen at the fair, as everybody seems eager lo meet the famous young governor of Missouri. Governor Folk is only 35 years of age, but is already a national political figure. China at Getehell's. Fiue eating apples aud peaches, just received at Tremewau's. Try an ice cream soda at Rowett's Fruit, Confectionery and Variety Goods Store. My complete stock of heating and cook stoves will be sold at cost.— Theo H. Philipp. Tremewan keeps fruits, candies, nuts aud cigars, ice cream aud soda water with all fruit flavors.