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w NUMBER 29 SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, DECEMBER 8, 1905. VOLUME XV. ents; tooth think been the rive main F., of Mrs. LOCAL. J.J. Hamilton, M. D., is a visitor here from Caldwell. Fredetic Irwin, manager for the Trade Dollar Con Company, is doing business in Boise this week. Don't overlook the St. James Guild bazaar and food sale at Honstead's hall, tomorrow afternoon and evening. Dr. Hamilton was called to Sinker, Tuesday, to visit Mrs. Ross Slack. The lady, at last report, is not dangerously ill. A baby arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bews, of Sinker Creek, Wednesday. We did not learn whether a girl or boy. L. M. Johnson, who is interested in negotiations now going on for the sale of the Neversweat-Republic group of mines, returned here Tuesday. The Silver City Catholic ladies are arranging and will drill a fine choir, to sing at the midnight mass to be held at their church Christmas eve night. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott, of Rey nolds, were visitors here over Wednes day uight—came up to attend election of officers of Daughters of Rebekah. , Dennis Driscoll of Pleasant Valley who has been spending some time at Givens' Warm Springs, ridding his joints of rheumatism, returned home via Silver City, Wednesday. Roy Baxter, up from his cow creek home yesterday, fixing things with the tax collector, reports that Andy May sonholder is now out on crutches aud his broken leg is getting on nicely. A fine baby girl has graced the home of Mr. aud Mrs. Thom<s Barues, up at Black Jack, since Wednesday uight. Foreman Barues is feeling pretty good, thank you, and mother and babe are doing well. Dr. Hamilton returned, Tuesday, from a visit to Mr. Bews on Sinker, who bas been very low with typhoid fever, and reported that the crisis had passed, aud he found his patient much better and on a fair way to recovery. Just gaze iu the Big Store show win dows and see the dainty aud rich arti cles of ladies dress goods ou display there. Then step inside aud see how the shelves are stocked with nice goods. Everything fine aud up to date in the BIG STORE. Mr. aud Mrs. Arthur Buckbee were passengers out ou yesterday's stage, the lady, who has spent several weeks on the mountain, returning to their Balt Lake home aud her husband ac compauyiug her to Nampa aud to make a business trip to Boise. Don't forget to drop in at Song Lee's China store when out looking for holi day presents. He has the prettiest and daintiest assortment of china dishes ever shown here, and the finest of em broidered silk handkerchiefs, shawls, scarfs, etc. Look at them! Mrs. Mills will visit DeLamar before Xmas with a Hue line of Xmas novel ties, such as fancy ueckwear, handker chiefs, vanity bags, the' new combs, belts, uovelty ribbons, corset covers, childrens' bouuels, caps, sacques, bootees, mittens, leggiu's, etc. The ladies of St. James' Guild will hold a sale of fancy articles aud needle work, cakes, etc., contributed by the ladies, and serve coffee, cake aud cooked food, at Honstead's hall, tomor row afternoon, the proceeds of the sale to go to the support of the church. Angus McDonald is growing to be a gay old bach, at least one would have thought so who saw him drive up here from DeLamar, last Saturday, with a flue team aud sleigh, with three of the nicest young girls in DeLamar accom panying him. Angus was justifiably proud. The Silver City Daughters of Rebek ah will entertaiu Owyhee people at a grand bull at Lower Masonic Hall Christmas uight. To state that the ball will be giveu by the S. C. D. of R. is all that need be said about it here, for everybody knows what those fadies can do wheu they set about doing a thing. They extend an iuvitatiou to the eutire county ana have promised to beseech the weather clerk for good sleighing. Tickets $1.50. Tremewan has been receiving candies literally by the ton this week. Plain candies iu tubs aud buckets, fancy in do to to candies, caramels, chocolates, marsh mallows, etc., in fancy boxes, for pres ents; well, just everything for a sweet tooth or a sweet maiden that one could think of. County Attorney J. F. Nugent has been in Boise siuce the early part of the week, looking after some legal matters for the Trade ^Dollar Consol idated Co. Mrs. Nugent, sufficiently recovered to travel, is expected to ar rive in Boise tomorrow, and will re main there with her perents for the present. The Miriam Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 2, held its semi-anuunl election of officers Wednesday night. The fol lowing named persons were chosen: Mrs. Frank Scott, N. G.; Mrs Frauk Hall, V. G.; Miss Myrtle Hastings, sec retary; Mrs. J. M. Brunzell, treasurer; Mrs. A. F. Brunzell, Mrs. W. R. Ham ilton, Mrs. Fred Grete, Sr., trustees: , Honstead cau fix you up for cold nights iu great shape now. He has been piling his store so full of com forts, blankets, pillows aud other ar ticles for beds that be has had to put in extra counters aud employ an ad ditional salesman. Honstead Isa pro merchant who believes in gressive keeping everything the people may want. Nugget will receive and forward sub scriptions for any newspaper or per iodical published anywhere in world at the regular subscription price, thus saving subscribers the cost of money orders and postage, aud the trouble of writing. We have arrange ments with a news company with wh'ch keep a deposit, which etftbles us to do this. Fred Allen, who brought his mother home from Stein's Mountain several days ago, was accompanied by a young friend, a Mr. Monroe, from his Nevada home. The young geutlemau went on to Caldwell, captured and was married to Miss Carrie St Clair, of that town, returned here with his bride, aud Fred, accompanied by the happy pair, left for home Monday, a five day's lone some overland trip. Mr. Schlaack informs us that there eight fine range horses over about the tf are a a eight fine range over the Homestake mine, which will be snowed in aud starved unless their owners get them out. Mr. S. has driv en them over the summit a couple of times, but they come back. He says if they are not looked after soon he will tage them up aud have them cared for at the owner's expeuse. He catiuot describe the animals' brands. are For the first time iu 11 years, a grand jury, called by the district court, is iu session iu Ada county. Grand juries are a sort of secret inquisition hich should be as nearly dispensed with as practicable. They are not only expensive,but they are frequently used means of venting pet sinal spite w as a But on the other hand, many times laws are brokeu or disobeyed aud the delinquents are not brought to time because no person will take the res ponsibility of filiug charges against the offenders. This is especially the case where public officers are the delin quents. A grand jury will often look iuto such neglected matters aud thus put a check on their frequency. There should be a grand jury summoned in every county at least bieuuially. Nampa aud Caldwell will be con nected with the Swan Falls electric power next February, according to a report published in the Statesman of an interview with Mr. Irwin, manager of the Trade Dollar Con. Company, owner of the power. The line has beeu surveyed and the poles, wire aud all necessary equipments ordered to com It will differ plete the construction, iu some respects from the power Hue now running to Dew v aud turuinj machinery iu the mines aud mills on the south side of the river, but will be quite as substantially constructed, Tbe poles will be a greater distance apart, and seven-wire aluminum cables uiiil naaH inafeml of the cooDer wires will be usea instead oi uie ooppei wnes strung on the Owyhee line. The Hue te Caldwell, through Nampa, will be 35 Dolly Has a Sister. There arrived at the borne of Dr. and Mrs. T. I). Fai rer, of DeLamar, Wednesday morning, a real nice baby girl. Congratulations. miles in length. he MINING IN OWHYEE COUNTY Dr. F. T. Clemmens, manager of the Standard Mining Company of South Mountain, has closod down work on the property for the winter and came over here last Saturday, on his way to his home iu Denver. The doctor car ried with him some of the finest speci mens of cirussite it has ever been our pleasure to see. Nothing at Leadville can surpass it. letter from the president of the com pany, who was recently at the property and sampled it, in which he stated that he had had au assay of the ore made and it ran $8 gold, 90 oz. silver and njtjper cent lead. Dr. Clemmens stated that the ledge is 80 feet wide of this character, 'i bis will sound almost in credulous to a Leadville miner, but Dr. C. s 15 s his samples are convincing and his statements can be verified. He has been a Leadville operator himself, with 20 years experience. The Standard company's group faf claims is not among the old prcfperties worked at South Mountain in. earlier days, but lies nearly a mile from them, on the east slope of the mountain locations were made there about three years ago by R. M. Lewis and R. H Walker. Dr. Clemmons' attention was called to them some two years ago, while here examining another proper Ue promptly acquired an interest in them, located some more claims and located some more claims, enlisted some friends with him who organized the Standard Muting Company. Dr. Clemmens has spent the two past sum mers in their development, making such an astonishing show ing that next summer will show "something doing" on the eastern slope of South Moun tain. He also showed us a The first ty of George Uasner, who for ten years lias been caretaker and miner on the Sou properties at South Mountain uemaun came iu from that camp, last Saturday to spend a fortnight among his friends here. It is curious to know that Ras has developed splendid showings of copper in that ancient camp. Thirty years ago, the Golcouda and other mines over there, were profitable sil ver-lead produce s. But when they were worked down to the water level, tier where oxidization had not affected the ores, they were found to carry such a percentage of ziuc that they could no longer be nude to pay, aud the camp was practically abandoned. Several years ago, Sonuemaun & Branscome acquired nearly all the then known leadiug claims, prospected, and located others and patented an extensive They have doue but little work group. un them siuce, but have kept Rasuer there in charge. He has kept on dig ging and has gone below the water level only a short distance to discover that the character of the ore again changed, the zinc beiug replaced by copper. Mr. Rasner brought over with him several fine specimens of copper ore, and is firm iu the belief that his em ployers have a copper bonanza. *..* . John S. St Clair, clerk of the district court, aud J. E. Masters have beeu out at Black Butte on the head of Castle creek, for the past week, prospecting aud locatiug claims. Quite an excite ment has been stirred up iu that sec tion by the recent discovery that the Rawhide claim at Black Butte, belong ing to Counors, Evans aud Santray, carries a high percentage of copper, and that tba claims belonging to Nam pa parties, located in the same viciuity are also copper. This and the great width of the veins—the Rawhide ledge I measuring 27 feet—has led to the be j lief that this will prove an importaut j copper producing district. The Raw j bide was located and was being deyel oped as a free milling gold proposition. Now, as a gold bearing copper proper isu™, « s ; ty, it has acquired additional import auce and, notwithstanding the grouud is covered with snow, quite a number J of parties are prospecting the adjacent j territory. W D. Evans has beeu on i ; the grouud for th- past f-rtuight. ! *«* ^ L. M. Johnson, yesterday, received a I telegram from the Chicago party inter the $47 of ested with him in the Neversweat Republic mine deal, announcing that he would leave for here on the 12 th instant to close the deal. Deeds and contracts for the sale of the Never sweat, Republic, Pauper and Roosevelt properties are now deposited in the First National Bank at Boise in es crow, subject to a payment to be made January 7. The sum involved in the deal bas not been made public, but must run close to $200,000. The Never sweat and Republic are owned by Louis Sorenson and the estate of Thomas Shaw, deceased. The Pauper and Roosevelt, the latter a fractional claim, an extension of the Neversweat on the north, are the properties of Judge Robert H. Leonard. • ft The non arrival of a blue print from the Westinghouse Electric Co., show ing the plan of connecting the wires between the transformer and the motors at the mine aud mill of ihe Cumberland, has been the cause of an other short delay in starting up that property. The Potosi. W. F. Sommercamp arrived ir. the city Thursday. He left yesterday for Pittsburg ou business connected with the Potosi property at Silver City. It has been impracticable to get the work of unwateriug the shaft started owing to delay in getting the electrical equip ment. The site for the shaft house has been graded aud lumber is being sent There was long delay in getting the latter, as the dealers could uot fill in. the order promptly.—Statesman. Lead Mines in Demand. The price of lead, now about 8100 a ton in New York, is expected to go to $150 within a year. The reasons for this rise are mainly that no new lead mines have been dis covered in a long time, while those still working cannot supply the ever in creasing demand. The consumption is greater than the supply, aud eveu the smelters are unable to secure eunugh lead ore to fiux the enormous output of dry or silicious ores. Iu couse queuce of this the output of the latter class of ores is greatly curtailed, only the richest of that class being taken by of the smelters. This condition of affairs, however, is very advantageous to the lead miuers, aud the demand for lead mines is, in cousequeuce, so great that every pro ducing lode is sought after. Our prospectors should take advan tage of these fortuitous circumstances and apply their best efforts to the opening up of their claims.—Ex. a Money irv Dsveloping Prospects. The Scientific Press gives mining in vestors good advice iu the foliowiug. The Press states the exact truth: Until recently the eastern investor wanted ouly going mines. To this day the foreign investor discards the prof fer of a prospect .u.d looks for a de veloped property paying present profit Both eastern and foreign investors looked at the matter just as they would in buying industrial stocks aud bonds —for immefliate dividends. A pros pect or a partially developed property was uot worth considering, foruia, Colorado or other western in vestors, on the contrary, have always shown a desire to get hold of good prospects aud develop them. Frankly, that is where the profit lies. Almost without exception every big miuiug operator has made most of his money by developing a good prosp. ct. The great fortunes of the great miuers, liviug or dead, were not made by buy ing developed mines, but by develop ing prospects into mines, way millions are made in miuiug, aud one might almost say the ouly way. The Cali It is iu that . , Patronize home industry, your mouey where you earn it aud al Wii y 8 look at the ads iu your home paperi f or there you will fiud the mer ... . , chauts who desire your trade. Silk Uubrellas with detachable ban dies, an elegant line, witli gold-uiouut ed aud pearl or faucy wood handles, at j i prices raugiug from 83 to $10 at Rowett's. Ca.t be packed in a trunk, j The handles are interchangeable; you a can select the handle to please you.| Look ot them. I Spend Irrigation Fsxcts. A writer in the Sunset magazine, speaking of the irrigation projects in the United States, says that the total sum set aside for all three classes of irrigation projects is $32,870,000, and the amount of laud to be irrigHted is 1,859,000 acres The average value of irrigated lands in the United J3tates is $47 per acre. The average will there fore ada $87,373,000 to the taxable property of this country in land values alone. According to the census report of 1900, the average annual income from irrigated lands is $15 per acre. On this basis an income of $27,885,000 per annum will be added to the nation's wealth. Advertised Letters. Following is the list of letters re maining uncalled for in the Silver City postoffice for the week ending Dec. 9, 1905: liissett, Arch L Hurd, Fred i.ana, Mark Letters not called for will be seut to the dead letter office. C. H. Grete, Postmaster. Velvet Candy at Rowett's. Vanity Bags at Mrs. Mills' millinery parlors. Ladies' fancy- work baskets at Rowett's See the beautiful hand painted dishes at Hawes' bazaar. All imported goods. Stoves, Stovepipe, Elbows, Dampers, and Stove Repairs sold by Theo. H. Philipp. Wutermau's se f-fillirig fountain pens at Kowett's. No trouble to fill. No iuky fingers. Ladies' purses, collars and a great variety of holiday novelties now being received at Mrs. Mills' millinery par lors. Rowett lias stocked up both his jew elry store aud candy, fruit aud toy store, with elegant assortments of holi day goods. One can get anything there from a diamond ring to a sack of peanuts. A doll ticset goes with every two-bit purchase. A millionaire in New York who has recently giveu 8100,000 to charity has applied for aud been grauted a pension as an old soldier. He will receive 812 a mouth. It was not the money he wauted, but the honor of the record he would leave to his children. Reports coming from South Moun tain eav that men have passed through the country iu that vicinity evidently making recounoissance for a railway. What company they may represent is not known. Nugget would suggest to them that if they are seeking a route from Snake river southwest, they be gin at Murphy, cross over to and up Cast e creek and then over a low di vide to Meadow creek, and thence along the west side of South mountain, from where the route will be easy to the central Pacific, at Wiuuemucca or v some point further west. This will take iu the mines on Castle creek and South Mountain. Lega.1 Notices. Bids Wanted for Running Tunnel. Sealed bids will be opened at the office of the Banner Miuiug & Milling Company, Silver City, Idaho, Thurs day, December 14, at 2 o'clock p. m., for exteudiug the present crosscut tun uel on the Bauner claim, 300 feet; con tractors to furnish their own tools aud supplies, lay track as needed, aud put m air pipe if required. Rails and air pipe to be furnished by the company. Tunnel to be CJ-£x4J4 feet in clear. Work to be pushed by two shifts. Right reserved to rejsct auy or all bids. F. S. Heer, Sec'y Bauner M. & M. Co. Pursuant to an order of the state Board of Land Commissioners of the stale of Idaho, nuticeis hereby given that applications to lease State lands will be received by the änder W * ° m '' e Notice is further given that leases of all lands j pSbUc P iuetion on'Janumy 15 ,'iso«! > or^as"soon '.^["""^untles^Dhc^snuc™" 8 "' 1 f ° r the j . by writ oi*he State BortrS of Laud Commissioners at state Board of Land Commission I ers, 29-4 C. S. McConnell, Register. Silver City, Dec. 8 , 1905. State Lands for Lease.