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LOADED WITH ALCOHOL A Proposition to Tax Them Ac cording to the Amounts of Whiskey Contained. Washington, D. 0., Sept. 5.— (Special)—Serious consideration is being given by several members of congress to the question of pressing at the coming session a bill provid , ing that patent medicines bearing above a certain percentage of alco hol, shall pay a stamp tax equal to the proportion of alcohol contained. Prohibition leaders are inclined to agree with the proposition, but just how to go at it is the problem. The prohibitionists have begun to find out what the "antis" have long ago known—that so soon as prohibi tion is established in a community the outgo of money for certain pat ent medicines is exceedingly large, and the drug stores immediately place extra orders for the addition al trade they are sure to get. Be sides handling the well advertised patent medicines, the druggist puts on the market compounds of his own preparation that have a won derful effect in curing all kinds of diseases. Their chief ingredient is alcohol. In many instances the drugs used along with the alcohol are harmful to the human system, doing incalculable damage, not to take into consideration the appe tite that is created for opium, pare goric, laudanum and similar drugs. Government officials have re cently received analyses made by a prominent physician in a large city, who says he found exactly the same percentages of alcohol in cer tain well known patent medicines as found in the analyses made by the Massachusetts state board of health several years ago. It is shown that hardly a single one of the best known medicines con tained less than 12 per cent of al cohol and some of them went close to 50 per cent. A half dozen of them averaged above 40 per cent, and another half dozen above 30 per cent. Various samples of or dinary bar room whiskey averaged below 50 per cent of alcohol, while all samples of beer showed below 4 per cent, a revelation to the phy sician who had thought beer con tained much more alcohol. Ten years ago it was found, according to the Massachusetts figures, that 300,000 bottles of a certain highly advertised patent medicine were sold in Massachusetts alone. Near ly one third of the contents of the bottle was pure alcohol. Most of the sales were in prohibition com munities and the larger the per centage of alcohol contained the larger the sales. The suggestion is made that the amount of the tax shall be in ac cordance with the amount of whis key contained in the medicines, and this would have to be determ ined by requiring the manufactur ers to file with the commissioner of internal revenue sworn statements of the alcohol they use. At inter vals inspectors would procure sam ples and make analyses. Some of the medicines are said to be so strong with whiskey that they would have to pay a high tax. Authorities of the internal reve bureau are unconcerned about nue it all. They say that the alcohil contained in the medicines has al ready paid a tax to the govern ment; and, further, that so many medicines contain alcohol to a large extent that the taxation plan would probably have to be an ex tensive one. They poiut out that the chief basis laudanum is alcohol, to which opium is added. Mrs. C. E. Worthington Dsn.d. The many Owyhee people who will remember Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Worth ington, who removed from here to Mos cow, gome three years ago, will be pained to learn that this most estim able lady died in that town on the 5th instant. Mrs. Mills, who has known her since girlhood, they having grown up together in the same neighborhood in Missouri, has contributed the follow ing sketch in memory of her lifetime friend' "On the death of my dear friend, Mrs. C. E. Worthingion, I would like to write just a line in hehalf of the many noble qualities I knew her to possess; having known her from my childhood, being reared together in the east. She, as a girl, was Sallie Busey, a rosy cheeked, merry, bappp lass, a girl be loved and admired by all who knew her, those considering themselves very fortunate who were on her list of ac quaintances. Later in life her health failed her, but never her kind-hearted disposition. She was a friend to every one, and especially to the sick and dis tressed. It can truly be said of her, she did her part faithfully. For years she has beeu a constant sufferer but she bore it with patience and fortitude, always cheerful and willing to help others. Her death, to me. has beeu a very sad blow; my sympathy goes out 1 to the bereaved ones, her husband and two children, that are left to mourn her loss. Besides her family, there are friends innumerable who will be sad dened to hear of her untimely death. All through her girlhood life and her married life, as wife and mother, I dou't remember aver hearing au un kind word spoken of her; in losing her I feel that I have lost a true and tried, loving friend, but "We are wonderiDg home as time glid eth by And weaveth its garland of years, To a beautiful home that is better by far Thau the one in this valley of tears. Wandering home, yes wuudering home, Soon shall we wander no more; And oh! may we meet each other at last, At home on that beautiful shore. M. Mills.' Home Atfadn. W. J. Hill, editor aud proprietor of the Index, arrived home on the 9:55 traiu Sunday night from the east, hav ing been absent just a month. He spent some time at his boyhood's home in Prescott, Ontario, and visited rela tives in New York, Niagara Falls and Chicago. Returning over the Union Pacific route to Salt Lake City, he went thence north over the Oregon Short Line railroad and visited his old home in Silver City, Idaho, which he and his family left when they came to Salinas, thirty years ago. He also visited old friends in Boise City, the capital of Idaho, and came atound by Portland, Oregon, where he "took in" the Lewis aud Clark Exposition, aud then came home by rail, having trav eled about niue thousand miles since leaving here on the second of August. He saw much good country while away, but returns more in love with Cali fornia thau ever.—Salinas (Cal.) Index, Sept. 5, 1905. Battleship Idaho. There will be launched at the Cramp's shipbuilding yards in Phila delpbia, next fall, a battleship which will be one of the most effective in the world. The battleship will be the Ida ho, aud belongs to what is known the Mississippi class. The Idaho will be a ship of 13,(100 tons, with a water line at 375 feet, 77 feet wide, and have a coal bunker capacity of 1750 tons and 17 knots speed. Her maiu gross draft will be 27 feet. When completed it will have cost nearly $6,000,000. In drawing the plans and specifica tions for this ship the navy depart ment have taken advantage of the les sons proffered by the Japanese Russian war. The Idaho will have but one mast which will have three fighting tops. To protect the ship from torpedo attacks the water line will be protected by a inch belt of steel and water tight compartments, which it is figured, will make the boat well nigh uusiukable. The maiu battery of her armament will consist of four 12-inch breech-load ing rifles, eight 8-inch aud eigtit 7-inch breech-loading rifles. In addition the Idaho will be supplied with two 18-incti submerged torpedo tubes. Her second ary battery will consist of twelve 3 inch 1.4-pouuder rapid firing guns of 50 calibre, six 3-pounder automatic guns, two 1-pounder rapid fire guns aud six automatic guus of 30 calibre each. The 13-inch guns will be placed in two elec trically controlled, balanced, elliptical turrets, on the ceuter line, one on the upper deck forward and one on the main deck aft. This arrangement, it is figured, will give the two turrets an arc of Are of about 270 degrees and 250 de grees respectively. The 8-inch guns will also be placed in electrically con trolled turrets, the 7-inch guns in broadsides, and the secondary battery will be placed in a commanding posi tion so as to protect the vessel from torpedo boats. All the 7-inch guns will be so arranged that their muzzles will train inside the line of the side armor, thus leaving a clear and unobstructed side when it is desired to go alongside a pier or vessel. According to E. W. Parker's statis tics in the U. S. geological survey's re port on "Coal production in 1904," Idaho produced 3330 short tons, with a spot value of $12,230. The only coal areas of Idaho from which any produc tion has been obtained are found in the Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem districts, occupying the lower portion of a ridge between the Boise and Pay ette rivers, in front of the Boise moun tains. In the Horseshoe Bend district there is one seam of high grade lignite of about 3 feet in thickness. The Jeru salem district, which contains four dif ferent seams averaging from 3 to 8 feet in thickness, also contains lignite of about the same character as that of the Horseshoe Bend district. There are two other occurrences of coal in the state—one near Salmon City, the other at the northern ed,e of the state, where the Sublette field of Wyoming extends across the line. No mining is carried on in either of these districts at the present time. The production from the Horseshoe Bend aud Jerusa lem districts has beeu very irregular, never reaching and commercial im portance. To Butter Makers. For Rubber Stamps and an ink that will not run nor injure butter, write to Will D. Candee, Weiser, Idaho. 163 My complete stock of heating and cook stoves will be sold at cost.— Theo. H. Philipp. Try an El Sidelo, all Havana tobacco cigar for a first class smoke. You will find them at Tremewan's fruit and candy store. Le^a.1 Notices. Notice to Creditors. Estate of William J. Clegg. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, administrator of the estate of William J. Clegg, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to bibit them with the necessary vouchers, within ten months after the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator, at his resi dence in Pleasant Valley, Owÿhee counts', Idaho, the same being the place for the trans action of the business of said Dated August 17, 1905. deceased. ex estate. Philip Clegg, Administrator. J. F. Nugent, Attorney for Administrator. 13-5 Dissolution of Co-Partnership. Notice is hereby given that I have sold my interest in the property known as the Scales & agener arastra mill property, at Silver City, Mr. James Ingles, and that the co-partner ship heretofore existing between myself and Mr. John Wagener, in the ownership of the said property, has been dissolved. Silver City, Idaho, September 1,1905. V. John Scales. in .. XX i. W. ROWETT W. W. BARTOW, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. Carries a complete -stock of High Grande Watches Jewelry O. Silverware Location 1st door east of Postoffice V SILVER. CITY. IDA. 2 £ i The DEWEY DAIRY »-Pure Cream and Milk delivered every morning to Silver City and other camp«. Bottle System Adopted. Proprietor PROFESSIONAL CARDS ' Vs THOS. FÄRBER, M. I). PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Calls answered any hour of the day or night. De Lamar, Idaho R. C. Cunningham ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR Office near Idaho Hotel. Prompt and carefnl attention given to all legal business Silver City, Idaho W. R. HAMILTON, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON S1I.VEB ClTT. Idaho DR. F. S. HEER -DENTIST SILVER CITY, IDAHO JOHN F. NUGENT ATTORN E Y-AT-LAW 8ILVER CITY IDAHO JOHN LAMB NOTARY PUBLIC SILVER CITY. IDAHO. George 0_ Sampson LIVERYMAN -RROPRIETOR OF MURPHY, SILVER CITY, DEWEY and DELAMAR STAGE LINES ISf-The best facilities for transportation between the railway ter minus to and from Silver City, DeLamar, or other points in Owyhee. Keep good mountain rigs, with good stock aud Careful Drivers. Stables at Silver City and Murphy George O. Sampson Proprietor J ..The Capvtol Hotel.. BOISE CITY , IDAHO FIRST-CLASS THROUGHOUT HEADQUARTERS FOR. OWYHEEITES * r*RA.JVK 'BLÆCK.IftGEI*^ Manager THE BEST EQUIPPED HOSTELBY IN OWYHEE COUNTY Ghe DEWEY HOTEL DEWEY. IDAHO HEATED THROUGHOUT BY STEAM. LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY. MARK COLBORN Proprietor ■ 1 SALOON Eating House &c Feed Barn Is now prepared to furnish first-class meals and lodging for man and beast Wines Liquors cigars - F. Branca I SOCIETY CARDS K NIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, SILVER CITY iiOdge No. 25, K. of P. Regular meeting« every Tuesday evening at 7:30, in Masonic Hall. All brethern in good standing are cordially in vited to attend. August Grete, C. C. John Grete, K. of R. and S. f*YRUS CHAPTER NO 2. R. A. M.-Meets every fourth Wednesday of each months. So journing companions cordially invited to attend. R. H. Britt, Ex. H. P. R. H. Leonard, Jr., Secretary. CILVER CITY LODGE NO. 13, A. F. & A. M. Meets the Second Wednesday of each month. Sojonrning brethern cordially invited to attend. Frederic Irwin, W. M. J. 8. St. Ci, aie. Secretary. K nights of pÿthias, delamar lodge. No. 29. MeetingB Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p. m. in Castle Hall. Mix* Walls, C. O. H. 8. Simhons, K. of R. and 8. I/LLA REBEKAH LODGE, NO. 31, meets v the second and fourth Wednesday in each month at Odd Fellow's Hall. Visiting members in good standing cordially invi ted. Mrs. T. D. Farrar, N. G. Dorothy Helm. Secretary. r^WYHEE LODGE NO. 2, I. O. O. F., Silver City, Idaho. Meets every Friday night. 8ojourning Brethern always welcome. C. G. Breedlove, N. G. R. H. Leonard, Jr., Secretary. F lorida mountain lodge no. 42 k. of P., meets every Wednesday at their Castle Hall, in Dewey, Idaho. Visiting brothers are cordially invited. William Inglïs, K. of R. and 8. W. H. Best. C.C.