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as SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY,. IDAHO, DECEMBER 1, 1905. VOLUME XV. NUMBER 28 LOCAL. Velvet Candy at Rowett's. Vanity Bags at Mrs. Mills' millinery parlors. Ladies' fancy work baskets at Rowett's Waterman's self-filling fountain pens at Rowett's. No trouble to fill. No inky fingers. Ladies' purses, collars and a great variety of holiday novelties now being received at Mrs. Mills' millinery par lors. O. P. Benrud, of Parkland, Wash., has accepted a position in the store of L. S. Honstead. Mr. B. is a former Minnesata friend of Mr. H. Tremewan is receiving a fine assort ment of fancy candies, in boxes, for holiday presents, and a great variety of ornaments for Christmas decora tions. A card from Rev. Father Dempsey, announces that he will be in Silver City Christmas Eve, ar.d will hold natal day services at the Catholic church st midnight. Mrs. John M. Brunzell arrived home, Tuesday, from a protracted visit with her daughter, Mrs. Catlow, at Stein's Mountain, Nevada. Her son, Fred Allen, of Stein's Mountain, brought her home, coming the 150 miles by team. In Hawes' bazaar, one can see a great vrriety of the prettiest hand painted, gold-bordered, plates, dishes, pitchers, bowls, etc., ever seen Owyhee. They make dainty holiday presents. Hawes has not marked the up to fancy prices. Nugget's thanks went out from their Thauksgiving dinner to Miss Mary Paul, of Sinker, for a fine, fat turkey which they enjoyed yesterday. May that young lady ever enjoy good din ners, Thauksgiving and every day iu the year. Rowett has stocked up both his jew elry store aud candy, fruit aud toy store, with elegaut assortments of holi day goods. One can get anything there from a diamond ring to a sack of peanuts. A dolt ticaet goes with every two-bit purchase. The county commissioners met last Monday and opened bids for the con struction of a bridge across Lower Rejuolds creek, iu Wilson precinct. John Keith, being the lowest aud best bidder, the contract was awarded to him at $275. The brid e is to be a 30 foot span. Silk Unbrellas with detachable han dles, an elegant line, with gold-mount ed and pearl or fancy wood handles, at prices ranging from $3 to $10, at Rowett's. Can be packed iu a trunk. The handles are interchangeable; you can select the haudle to please you. Look ot them. Peter and Mrs. Steele are now iu New York. A burnt leather postal, with a picture of a distracted cat cling ing to a fence, with bottles, boot jacks aud chunks of coal flying iu the air and the words, "Things are coming my way iu New York," told their friends here of their whereabouts. Mrs. Louis Davey of Dewey, was a pleasant caller upon Nugget this week. From her we were pleased to learn that her mother, Mrs. Liudberg, who is suffering from a paralytic stroke re ceived some weeks ago, is so far recov ered that she is able to walk about the house, aud has partially recovered the use of her right arm. Col. J. I. Crutcher, after negotiating a deal with Lee Bunch upon him Eta pire mine, left here, Sunday morning, for Lewiston to join Mrs. Crutcher, aud they will return to Boise to make that city their future home. No in formation has been given out regard ing th • deal with Mr. Bunch. The flue watch included iu the diaw iug which was held at Rowett's Satur day night, was won by the late William Lucharity, who recently died at Touo pah. But as he h,<d left orders before going from here that if any of the prizes fell to him they should be given to Mrs Morgau, the watch will go to that lady. Miss Maud Lyman, of Emmett, rived here Wednesday eveuiug and will have charge of the telephone exobauge for the next two weeks. Miss Newell, the regular operator, will leave next ar week for her two weeks vacation, which the company grants its employes once year, intending to spend the greater portion of that time visiting her par ents, who reside at Three Rivers, Washington. Since the fire which occurred a fort night ago, the Owyhee Brewery has undergone ^extensive repairs. New walls have been built around the furn ace; a new chimney and stack put up; all the wood work near it been replaced by walls faced with iron; new doors and windows put in and the entire building renovated and put iu thorough repair. The brewery is now in shape to keep the trade supplied with as fine beer as cah be procured anywhere, the same as it has done heretofore. Boise has at last got past the dÿ 1 when a stranger had either to go hun gry or be content with Chinese cook ing. Heretofore there have been only a few little chop houses where a chink did not reign in the kitchen. But the improvement begun at the Capital Hotels spreading to other establish meuts. That hotel, a short time since, adopted the European plan, after hav ing secured for Messrs. Kline & Fergu son the store room formerly occupied by The Mode, aud fitted up there a really attractive first-class restaurant which they call the Boston Grill. These gentlemen are famous caterers, and have displayed great skill aud taste in fittiug aud furnishing their place from the handsome waiting room iu the trout to the kitchen iu the rear, with every equipment up to date. Here an individual or a large party of ladies aud geutlemeu can feast on the very best the market cau supply, prepared by white chefs who know how to make all their dishes palatable; and the prices are not extravagaut. A door opens into thi s fine restauraut from the offioe of the hotel, making it convenient for the guests of the Capi tal as was its former diuiug room. Dow Dunning of Wickahoney, was a caller upon Nugget, Tuesday, leaving wampum for a couple of years sub., aud imparting the pleasent informa tion that Mrs. Duuuiug had so far covered from the paralytic stroke received while at Bruneau last spring, that she is able to walk about and at tend to light household duties, aud her physicians have hopes of her complete recovery. Mr. Duuuiug also gave more satisfactory information regard ing the stutus of the Little Valley reclamation project than we have been able to obtain elsewhere. He says that work has been temporarily suspended because of an attachment for debt against the contractors for the structiou work, the status of the compauy which has the great enterprise iu charge, further than causing it delay, as the company has been paving for every yard of dirt moved, aud only indicates mismanage meut oti the part of the contractors. Mr. Duuuiug also says that the pany's engineers have made surveys aud have fouud a way of taking water water out of the Bruneau, thirty miles up the cauyou, aud leading it into their reservoir. As there is a amount of fine lands below the voir, this scheme w ill add greatly to the magnitude of the enterprise. Hotel Perrine. While at Twin Falls the other day, the writer had the pleasure of being shown through the new Hotel Perrine, then receiving its final equipmeuts and furuishiugs, wiih the expectation that it would be ready to receive guests today. It may be marked down of the handsomest, aud most perfectly planned, equipped,and finest hostelries iu all Idaho. It is located ou the ner of Blue Lakes and Shoshoue nues, the front entrance being alcove set back soum distance from the former street, facing a plot of ground for a lawn aud flowers, the wings of the building extending on either side to the street line aud presents a very vitiug appearance. The buildiug is constructed of handsomely mo ded cemeut blocks with ornate trimmings and cornice, giving ii a most attractive appearauce, viewed from either street. It is three stories high above a well lighted basement. The interior finish is elegant with steam heat iu every room; with electric lights and local and long distance telephones in every suit of rooms, aud closets and bath rooms conveniently located in every part of the building For the present i)he buildiug will be equipped with power for electric light iue, but this will be discarded as soon as the great power plant at Shoshone falls is completed. All ;the furniture, carpets, etc., in the buildiug are as line as can be fouud iu some of the finest metropolitan hotels. as re con fins iu no wise affects • ■•an vast reser as one cor ave iu MINING IN OWHYEE COUNTY J3he Banner. The directors of The Banner M. & M. Co., at their regular monthly meeting November 24, advanced the price at which the capital slock would be sold, on aud after January 1, 1006, to 50 cents, and have advised the subscrib ers for the stock of their action. Of course this arbitrary advance in the price of shares, the directors well know, will have no effect upon their real value, but in conntiug up the number of shares already disposed of the directors found that sufficient money had now been realized to meet all the payments upon the properties, aud to continue development work un til well along into next spring. The shares were originally placed on the market at the extremely low figure of 20 cents to iusure this result, although the meu who organized the compauy had a guaranty from capitalists that money would be advanced them to meet any shortage iu the payments, before a share was offered for sale. Now that enough stock has beeu sold, the directors feel warranted in holding the remainder at a figure nearer its real supposed value, thus insuriug a greater sum for developing the proper ly, buildiug a mill when it will be re quired, etc. The compauy has had a good board ing house built on the property; a blacksmith shop built; suowshed placed over the track on the dump of the crosscut tunnel uow being ruu;has about 2uOO feet of steel rail for car tracks uow on the ground aud all t he timbers aud other supplies laid in for the wiuter. The crosscut tunuel now being run, which will cut the ledge 300 feet below the surface aud 215 feet be low the present developed rich shoot of ore, is uow iu a little more than 30U feet, with about 370 feet further to be run to reach the Banner ledge. It is claimed, however, by miners familiar with the ground, that a vein which shows up further south, kuown as the "coffee" vein, will soon be encountered iu this tunnel. 4 he tunnel is now be ing pushed ahead by two shifts, expect ing to have it completed by the time the roads cau be opened uext spriug. this will be the extent of the work done during the wiuter. Should the ore shoot where encountered by this tuunel prove nearly as rich as it is where developed above, the prosperous futvre of the property will be fully assured aud the value of the stock will go kiting, aud the compauy will put up a power plant aud begin running the proposed working tunuel to cut the ledge 2000 feet further south, at a depth of 700 feet, which tunuel will have a length of 1700 feet with its por tal on Long gulch, with a good road to town aud a mill site aud water close at hand. A Deal for the Commoner. When Lee Bunch left here, last Saturday, he carried with him a con tract for the purchase of the Common er miue, the property of Messrs. Nu g*nt, McLeod aud Hogan. The amount, aud terms of the deal have not beeu made public. For several months past while McLeod aud Hogan have beeu workiug ou it, the Commoner has beeu the "specimeu" miue of War Eagle, more chunks of ore "lousy with gold," have been shown from that miue than any other on the mountain. It lies just beyond the west side line of the famous old Golden Chariot, parallel with it, aud the ore takeu out reminds oue of the ore takeu from the "jewelry shop" in the Chariot. It will not re quire much ore of this character to pay for the property, unless the price agreed upon is a very big oue. *** The Pioneer Mines Compauy now has all the wires strung and all the electric machinery iu position, aud is only awaiting the arrival aud "cooking" of more oil for the transformers, to be ready to turn ou the juice at the Cum berland miue aud mill. The long de lay has about ended. * * The Stormy Hill company took the bond on its property this week and the company is uow iu full possession, aud has partially completed a shaft house over the shaft, awaiting the, ar rival of lumber to finish. The old shaft will be retimbered down to the level of up the^drift. Mr. Hill will leave a compe tent man in charge of the work, and will leave for the east in a few days. Dow Dunning cgme in from South Mountain, Tuesday, where he had been doing assessment work on the O'Keefe mine, aud went on to Boise the follow ing morning, expecting to close a deal on that property with men who hed recently sent an expert to South Moun tain to examine that mine and the properties belonging to Sonnemann. The Sonnemann holdings consist of 15 pateuted claims, comprising nearly all the more important ones on the cen tral aud western part of the mountain, except the O'Keefe, the most centrally located one and considered a key to the situation, which Mr. S. was unable to secure. It is therefore surmised that the parties who are negotiating for the O'Keefe are buying this miue as a part of a deal which is"to include all of Mr. Sonnemanu's holdings. It is hoped here that this may prove to be the case, for the present owner has left this very important property idle for years, while all who know it believe it might be developed into one of the greatest silver-lead camps iu the west. When Mr. O'Keefe was ill in a Boise hospital last wiuter, he willed his miue, as well as his 640 acre ranch near south Mountain, to Ins daughter, Mrs. Dun niug, aud appointed his friend Thomas ( ahalan, Esq., of Boise, his executor. Hence Mr. Dunning's interest iu the matter. REYNOLDS. Rev. Jukes held Thanksgiving serv ices at the school house Monday evening. Mrs. H. N. Goble, who has been ill, is reported betier. Mrs. U. J. Bernard has been iu poor health for |some time. She returned from Boise, recently, where she had beeu for treatment. Word was received here that Mr. Church, an old pioneer of this county, had died at Bernard's ferry ou the 26th ult., aud was buried at Lower Rey nolds. He had long beeu a resident ol this county aud was about 85 years of age. Robert Noble returned Monday from Boise, and other.places, where he ban been attending to business affairs. He expects to go to Boise again Wednes day. Miss Auna Bruuzell aud Miss Bevins came up from the Giveus' Warm Springs, Friday, to atteud the dance Mr. Wm. Harrison was their escort. Mrs. A. B. Crocberon and childreu, who recently moved to Nampa, are ex pected home to spend Thanksgiving with Mrs. C's pareuts Miss Burns came over from Nampa last week to visit her sister, Mrs. ris, out teacher, aud to be present at the Odd Fellows' ball. The young lady returned to her home Suuday, her sis ter accompanying her as far as Mur phy. J. A. (Lex) Bruuzell, of Nampa, and Miss Bertha Frazier, of Emmett, were mariied iu Boise on the 22d ult. He aud his bride came over here on the following day to visit his brother aud family, amt remained until after the dauce, goiug back to Nampa Suuday. A jolly crowd of Silver City young people attended the bail here Friday. The party consisted of Messrs. Lang ford, Shea, Breedlove, McDouald, and Misses Myrtle aud Carrie Hastings, Miller and Challis Mrs. B. F. Hast ings chaperoned the y iung folks. All have a cardial invitation to come ag.iiu. Tfce Odd Fellows' ball, Friday night, was well attended. Silver, Murphy, Nampa and the Warm Springs were ail well represented, aud a merrier crowd of dancers never before graced our hall aud tripped the "light fantastic" to the sweeiest of music, until the wee hours of morning. Oue of the maiu features of the evening was a skirt dauce and a Spanish waltz by Miss Carrie Hastings, who did splendidly. The Odd Fellows know how to entertain, and they never do things by halves. The miduight luncheon, furnished bv the families, was excellent. Takeu altogether, it was a happy gathering, and all those present had a good time. A friend lof L. A. Stanford, who, siuce May, has been a resident of Skibbereeu Sask, Canada, receutly re ceived a letter from him stating how well pie sed he is with that country, and that it is the only place he has ever seen for stockraisiug. Grass grows in abuudauce and cattle thrive all wiu ter on the range. Far TheL.r\ksgiving. Nearlp eve>ybudy in Silver City and in all Owyhee had ample occasion for giving thanks yesterday. Like ail of Idaho, Owyhee has experienced a year of prosperity. In our mining camps, our "going'' mines have held up well in production, and hove opened bodies which promise much for the future. Prospectors have made many new discoveries and located ground. Mines which are being devel oped have shown new Jore bodies and have as a rule come quite up to the ex pectations of the put i heir faith, their labor aud them. Mauy important mining deals have been consummated during the year, especially the latter half of it, and the coming year gives promise of being one of unusual activity. Our livestock aud wool men have beeu new ore new men who have and expended capital on un usually prosperous, carrying their flocks through last winter with a mini mum percentage of losses and receiv ing fair prices on what they have mark eted. I heir bank accounts have grown. An unusual dry season has cut some of our ranchers' crops down below the average, but advances in prices has made up foi shortages. Several im portant laud reclamation enterprises have beeu inaugurated Jin the county which give promise of greatly increas ing the opportunities for homebuild iug. Our schools have been well at tended and well taught. But little sickness has visited any of our com munities. We venture to say that no person in Owyhee was deprived of an ample din ner yesterday because of want Our hospitable aud prosperous people did not fail to look after Jthe homeless or comparatively destitute. Therefore, ail Owyhee people, as well as those of every other portion of the natiou aud state, had ample reason to be thankful to the Giver of all good for manifold blessings vouchsaled. K. °J P. Election. The uomiuatiou aud election of offic ers of Silver t ity Lodge No. 25, Knights of Pythias, took place at their hall Tuesday night. The following named officers were selected: Charles Kingsley, C. C. John Swanson, V. C C. ( Hedum, Prelate. J. B. Paratta, M. of W. John Grete, K. of It. and S. John Nslaou, M. of F. O. Ü. Brumbaugh, M. of E. Mike M. Hausou, M. at A. C. G Harrison, I. G. W. B. liurd, O G. A movement is on foot to hold a joint installation of Silver City aud Florida Mountain lodges. Red Men in Silver City. The War Eagle Tribe No. 20, organ ized by Col. J. G. Albright, theddeputy great iucohot.ee, starts out under most favorable auspices, with 50 members. The chiefs elected on Monday uight aud raised up ou Thursday uight, are as follows: The highest honor was conferred upon Paul Newmau, who from the beginning of securing peti tioners for the charter was untiring in his efforts to obtaiu an excellent per sonal for the tribe, aud therefore was appointed by Col. J. G. Albright, the great chief, as the first representative to the convention of the tribal dele gates, which will elect a state great council, Following were elected: Sachem—Ralph Farquhar. Seuior Sagamoro—Thomas Fry. Junior Sagamore—Harry Moss. Keeper of Records—A. W. Smith. Collector of Wampum— K. J. Haulon. Keeper of Wampum—Frank D. Hall. Trustees— O. O. Brumbaugh, 18 moons; Herbert Blackman, 12 moons; Otto Pettit, 6 moons. First aud Second Sannap—Lisle Iseuhart and A. H. Rickets. The Four Warriers— O. D. Brum baugh, J. T. Shea, C. G. Breedlove, W. Langford. Four Braves—Sam Sloper, Herbert Biackmau, Silas D. Maxou, Richard Hawes, Jr. Mystery Men— E J. Burroughs, Jr., Johnuie Hawes. Scouts—Claude Burrough aud An drew Swan. tiuardofthe Wigwam—Otto Pettit. Guard of the Forest— R. S. Hawes. The ladies of St. James' Guild will hold a sale of faucy articles and needle work, cakes, etc., contributed by the ladies, and serve coffee, cake aud cooked food, at Houstead's hall, Satur day afternoon, December 9, the pro ceeds of the sale to go to the support of the church.