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OWYHEE
NUGGET
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All the Local Mining News Accur
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Subscription, Rates.
. $3.00
. 1.60
ONE YEAH.
SIX MONTHS.
THREE MONTHS
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No. 26
Telephone
Published every Friday by
John La.mb
Entered ne second-class matter January
4. 1005, at the post office at Silver City,
Idaho, under the Act of Congress of
March 3, 1879.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1905.
A DEPARTMENT OF MINES
AND MINING.
Congressman Van Duser, of
Nevada, introduced a bill in the
House the first day of the pres
ent session of Congress, provid
ing for the establishment of a
department of mines and mining,
the head of which shall be a cab
inet officer. The bill was doubt
less drawn to meet the approval
of the committee of the recent
mining congress and will be sup
ported by men identified with
the mining industries generally.
This country has been grow
This country has been grow
ing with such celerity and its in
dustries have become so varied
and diverse that the creation of
new departments to look speci
ally after the different interests
continues to become more of a
necessity every year. Placing
such an important industry as
that of mining under a bureau
to be looked after by the secre
tary of the interior, has so far
'sufficed, but has at length out
grown the ability of that depart
ment to give it the thought and
attention it deserves. It should
now be placed under a depart
ment of its own, and be presided
oyer by a person as nearly fa
miliar with all the intricacies and
requirements of the great indus
try as possible.
Almost everyone is more or
less familiar with what the de
partment of agriculture has ac
complished within the past few
years, under the management of
earnest and able secretaries, and
a like success may await the de
partment of mines and mining.
The recent mining congresses
have earnestly advocated the
creation of such a department,
and we have little doubt but
that the measure will meet with
* the approval of the present
Congress.
If Dubois stays with the dem
ocratic party until then, he will
work for, and get, .an endorse
ment of the next democratic
state convention for the U. S.
senatorship. He has already
. said to have expressed a fear
that the republican state con
vention will also endorse a cer
tain candidate, and it is to be
hoped it will.
Jake'scolumn-and-a-half effort
in last week's Avalancheto reply
to what truths we told about
him and the gang, amounted
only.to the abuse and vilification
to be expected from such a
source. The only truth which he
told in it was the boast that the
law which the sheriff was trying
to enforce was still being violat
ed. And the gall of the
offering to leave it to public
opinion whether or not lie
man, 111
was
running a decent newspaper,
when that very issue contained
slurs and insinuations reflecting '
upon the characters of persons
infinitely his superiors in morals
and manners! The fact is, Jake
is afflicted with a congenital dis- j
location of the veracity which !
no surgeon, however skillful, can
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years earlier lus memory would
have been honored as that of a
Had Senator Mitchell,
who
died last week at his home in
Portland, an old'man, died five
man with a long and honorable
career in the public service of the
state. But living too long
brought dishonor upon his !
name, and left his fellow senators
to settle a point in their ethics
respecting what notice should be 1
taken by them of his death. !
Poor old man! With a legal
ability which brought him em
ployment as attorney for one of
the great transcontinental rail
ways, and honors as a member
of the most honored deliberative
body on earth, he had not the
moral stamina to resist doing
wrong. His was a pitiable end
ing of a career which might have !
lived in the annals of the nation
as an honorable one.
Herman Jones, the oldest i
newspaper publisher in the state
and owner of next to the oldest
paper in Idaho—The Idaho
World—died at his home in Ida
ho City, on the lltn instant, of
acute indigestion, at the age.of
78 years. Mr. Jones was one of
the early pioneers of the state,
reaching Florence during the
early rush to that camp. He
and his son Charles E., became
the owners of the Idaho World
in 1875, which they have since
conducted. His son Charles has
for the past few years had gen
eral charge of the paper, but the
older gentleman still continued
to occupy himself about the
printshop up until his brief ill
ness, which ended in death. He
was a most genial and kindly
man whom everybody esteemed,
with a rare faculty among local
newspaper men, of making no or
few enemies. He left two sons,
E. W. of Boise and C. E. of Idaho
City, and two daughtess, Mrs.
Garrecht and Mrs. Day of Idaho
City. _'
No one knows better than the
sailor or the shore hunter how the
sea birds may be exterminated,
and no one better than the Indian
or the trapper of the deep woods,
how sometimes the wildest and
most abundant species may dis
appear. The wonderful great auk,
or garefowl, has. within themem
or y of men now living, been hunted
from the face of the earth, so that
its skin and its e
;s are now worth
their weight in gold, says the New
York Mail. Practically tin* beau
tiful wild pigeon, which once dark
ened the skies with its vast,cloud
like flight, has met the same fate,
though small colonies of it in re
mote spots undoubtedlys till ex
ist. The eastern pinnated grouse
it almost practically extinct,
the Chatham islands, alone, in the
Pacific, 17 species of birds have
become extinct.
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On all the islands of the sea, and
at all the shore spots to which sea
birds resort, the work of slaughter
is being carried on quite relent
lessly. Largely for humane rea
sons, and incidentally in the inter
est of science, the National Asso
ciation of Audubon Societies is
engaged in the work of trying to
save the sea birds from extermina
tion. Several species are being
systematically destroyed for their
feathers. Fashion, of course, does
not care whether these beautiful
creatures are exterminated or not.
The scarcer they become, up to the
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point of their actual disappear .
a nce, the greater are the prices
realized for their feathers, and the
deeper the joy taken by the wearer
of the ornament. And when at last
^ey are all gone—why, there will
a ° ot,ier of Go(,s creatures to
^through the same process.
'Y ass '" l<lt 10,1 as 40 wardens
guarding some of the key colonies
of these sea birds. "
This may
guarantee them from total de
struction at present, but does not
insure the maintenance of the
birds of the species in question in
KU( .h numbers as to render their
preservation sure. Instead of 40
wardens the society ought to have
300.
Nordy— I haven't heard any
thing of Jinks for a long, long time,
Oblivion.
He must be dead.
Butts—No; not dead, but the
next thing to it.
"What do you mean?"
He's married to a prima don
Louisville Courier Journal.
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J. W. ROWETT
WATCHMAKER
AND JEWELER
Currie« a complete
-stock of
High Gra.de Watches
Jewelry (Si Silverware
Location 1st door east
of drug store ^ V
SILVER CITY. IDA.
Song Lee's
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Chinese Store
A Large assortment of'
Beautifully embroidered
Chinese Handkerchiefs
and Silk Scarfs
Chin se Silks
CHINA DISHES IN
GREAT VARIETY
Cellar
Garden
Vegetables
S t o r e d
W i t h
Chicken Feed
for Sale
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FRED GRETE. Jr
Undertaker
and Embalmer
Silver City,
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Silver City, Idaho.
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C. H. GRETE
<& COMPANY
Clothiers
Haberdashers
and
General Outfitters
for
Merv and Boys
All Goods
NEW
and Nobby
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Correct
Fitting
men's a n d boys'
custom made suits
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hats, gloves, hosiery,
shirts, and neckwear
New goods are now
arriving. Come and
see if there is anv
thing we have in
stock that you want.
Medallions at Getchell's.
An old and established quiet and
homelike resort with the
best of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
Etc., Etc.
JOHN M.
liltUNZELL, JR,
Granite Block, Silver City.
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