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VOLUME XV. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, DECEMBER 29, 1905. NUMBER 32 LOCAL. Genuine, delicious Ohio Apple Cider at Tremewan's. For sale by the glass, quart or gallon. Mr. James Parks aud sister, of Jor dan Valley, were in town over yester day, interviewing the dentist. The sleighing is excellent and the weather superb. Seldom or never has Silver City enjoyed such a delightful Yuletide. Miss Elen Shea, of.Trout creek, has been visiting her brother John, of the assessor's office for the past ten days, and returned home today. Judge Smith has issued an order fix ing the dates of the terms of court for the coming year in the Seventh Judi cial district. For Owyhee county the dates set are May 27 aud October 9. A pocketbook, containing money, was found by Elmer Armfleld betweeu here and Dewey, Wednesday. He will be iu town Tuesdey aud the owuer can get it that day at Nugget shop by des cribing it and payiLg for this notice. Because next Monday is New Year, Tax Collector Shea has decided not to close his books until Tuesday night, making Tuesday, instead of Monday, the last day of grace upon which taxes will be received without the usual penalty. John Arvidson, a well known eitizeu of Nampa, was married, Sunday, at Boise, to Elizabeth Hartsook, of San Francisco, Justice Savidge officiating, and was busy yesterday receiving the congratulations of his many friends.— Leader-Herald. A beautiful calendar, received from the Whitman Hotel, Colfax, Wash., with the compliments of John C. Brown, reminds us that a former pop ular Jordan Valley, DeLamar and Sil ver City resident is the bouiface at that pretty place. Mr. and Mrs Frank Scott, of Rey nolds, took in the Rebekah's tJhrist inas ball here. Of course they should, for Mrs S. has been accorded the honor of occupying the N. G. chair iu the lodge, this term, she being a long time member of the same. She who was Miss Nettie Jeffery of Dewey, aud for the past few mouths has been Mrs. Miller of Boise, is over from her home visiting her parents, ac companied by a lady friend, Mrs. Hub bell, of Boise. The ladies are calling upon Silver City acquaintances today. The Christmas exercises at our pret ty Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. Jukes, assisted by the ladies, were very fini , and the church beautifully decorated with flowers. But as Mr. Jukes promised to write us an account of it, but was called away before doir.g so, our readers will miss the descrip tion of the pretty eveut. The Christmas ball, giveu by Miriam Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, wasjoue of those delightful social affairs which the ladies of Silver City bring to such a success. The hall was well filled; the music by Jeffery's orchestra was fine and the lady managers very gracious. Everything went off charmingly aud danciug was kept up until almost morning. Mrs. Valverde has received an an nouncement of the marriage of her daughter Julia, at Bodie, California, December 5, to Mr. A. George Brown, a business man and banker in that town. Miss Julia had for the past three years been liviug with her brother Joseph in Bodie. Joe is ex pected here iu a few days to visit bis mother and brothers, when further particulars of his sister's wedding will be received. William Toy, the prominent Castle creek rancher and stockgrower, arrived iu town yesterday aud settled with the tax collector—also replenished Nug get's exchequer. As has been noted in Nugget, Mr. Toy has, during the past year, been sorely afflicted with muscu lar rheumatism, so much so that for some mouths he was quite helpless We are pleased to report that he is now looking very well nud has nearly recovered. The sleighing being liue Wednesday, although the day was somewhat blust ery, two big-hearted meu—Angus Me ! Donald aud Jack Heazle—of DeLamar ! hooked up their teams and invited I as many school children as they could gather to take rides with them to Sil- 1 ver Ciiy. One of them brought 15 girls j and boys and the other 19, each load chaperoned by a lady. They all called upon Mr. Jukes at the Episcopal church, scattered over town and called upon girl and boy friends and then off home again, a happy lot of kids. Cyrus Chapter No. 2, R. A. M., held its election and installation of officers Wednesday night, December 27, wiien the following named members were duly elected and installed to the res pective positions, W. R. Hamilton, Past H. P., installing officer: E. F. Grete, M. E. H.P.;W. R. Hamilton, K.; F. Irwin, S.; J. S. St Clair, C. of H ; R. S. Hawes; P. S.; S. Harris, R. A. C.; R. H. Britt, G. M. 3 V.; Thos. Barnes, G. M 2 V.; W. H. Austeon, G. M. 1 V.; 8. D. McLain, Treasurer; R. H. Leonard, Jr., Secretary; J. M. lîruuzell, Jr., G Mr. Jacob Horn, of the Avalanche, left here last Friday morning, and has not yet returned. It turns out that the occasion of his protracted absence was to attend the wedding of his daughter, Miss Ella, a very charming youug lady, who was captured by Mr. John Plowhead, a bright young ( aid well attorney. They were married at the home of the bride's parents, iu Caldwell, on the 22d instant. Both of the contracting parties are, we believe, graduates of the College of Idaho, the parents of the groom being highly res pected residents of Canyon county. The midnight high mass, conducted at the Catholic church Christmas eve, by Rev. Father Dempsey, brought to gether a congregation that fairly crowded the church and was highly edifying. The responses were chauted by a choir of sixteen voices, which had been training for the occasion for sev eral weeks, aud the music and singiug were prououuced as flue or finer than any heretofore reudered iu the town. The altar was profusely decorated with flowers aud presented a beautiful ap pearance. Father Dempsey, after the services were over, expressed himself highly gratified with the manner iu which the young ladies and gentlemen who had responded to his request for assistance, had prepared themselves for the very pleasant task. ScRool Entertainment. The Silver City public school closed for the holidays ou Friday, December 22, with a grand entertainment at Hon stead's hall. The excellent parts com posing the program, together with the skill displayed in executing it, made the event the most successful exhibi tion iu the history of the school. The opening soug, "Welcome Christ mas Time," was sung by the whole school. This was followed by a short drama iu three scenes, entitled "In Sauta Claus hand," which was very skillfully reudered by Carrie Hastiugs, Alida Brunzeil, James Brown, Lynu Bachman and Russel Adams. Then followed a coon song, "Stay In Your Own Back Yard," by a chorus of boys, blacked to represent darkies. The grotesque appearance of the boys, together with the comic manner id which they delivered their song, brought forth the wildest applause, to which the boys responded by repeating aud whistling the chorus. The next selection was another short drama iu three scenes, "Lost on Christ mas Eve," which was excellently reu dered by the following pupils: Mary Hicks, Ethel Kingsley, Nellie Grete, Gladys Grete, Willa May Gardner, Pearl Valverde, Loraiue Gardner, Ar thur Heer, Russell Stoddard aud John nie Murphy. Following this was an operetta, "In Fairyland," which was the crowning feature of the evening. The elaborate ness aud attractiveness of the cos tumes, the excellent singing, aud the splendid performances of the actors of this play, called forth the highest praises on every hand. The teachers are highly pleased with the success of their efforts, aud wish to thauk the pupils for their diligent and faithful efforts to help make the event asuciessful oue. I hey wish also to express their siucerest thanks to the parmts of the pupils for their willing ! uess to assist by preparing costumes ; ! and by giving encouragement iu other | I ways. 1 j MINING IN OWHYEE COUNTY Deal for Commoner Closed. When Mr. Lee Bunch was over here a month ago, he secured an option on the Commoner miniug property from Messrs. McLeod, Hogan and Nugent, the owners, for 830,000. Last Friday, Mr. C B. Hurtt, of Boise, who is iu with Mr. Bunch on the deal, came up here and closed the option, by paying the owners 30 per cent on the purchase price, and delegating Mr. K. H. Me i.eod to order lumber and have a hoist placed on the property preparatory to doing more vigorous work. The Commoner is a vein lying par allel with the famous Golden Chariot, on War Eagle, about 40 feet west of Jits side line, and was located by the own ers last year, who ran a shallow tunnel on the vein, taking out some phenom enally rich ore. Two of the men, Mc Leod and Hogan, then bouded their interests in the preperty to a party, receiving a cash bouus, Mr. Nugent declining to join with them. The par ty, luckily for the owners, failed to take up the bond, which expired July 1. They tbeu again went to work on it and sunk a winze GO feet on the vein from the tunnel level, the vein main taining its rich character all the way down and being three feet .wide. It is one of the rich side veins running par allel with the great string of mines, now the property of the War Eagle Con Co., which has run the Sinker tun nel to uuwater them. The Golden Chariot has in the past produced more millions iu gold and silver than any other single mine in Idaho. Who can tell but what the Commoner may some day rival it? It is now in the hands of parties with ample meaus to answer this question. N Col. J. F. Sullivan has cut across the ledge iu the lower tunnel ou the sulli van & Noble property, and fourni it to be 25 feet wide aud similar in charac ter to the ore found nearer the surface It is heavy, black, iron-stained quartz He suspended work the day before Christmas, to have samples taken aud assayed. Wanting a place to store the ore, he will uot begin drifting until ore bins can be built. Parties who have been iu the tuuuel say it is oue of the biggest propositions ou Florida mouu tain. * * Mr aud Mrs. George Schlaack drove iu from the liomestake mine, Satur day, to spend Sunday and Christmas iu town. Mr. Schlaack has been hav ing it all his own way iu doing develop ment work on that miue, for some mouths now, aud as he had for a long time insisted that the parties who were iu charge had uot gone at it the right way to fiud the ore body in the tunnel, he has had an opportunity to prove his contention. He brought in with him some samples of ore recently cut into which were certaiuly flue, aud he is confident he has found what the other parties had spent the summer looking for. Out of tRe Wilderness Into Fame. Idaho World: F. W. Ellis, a charm ing writer, gives a splendid sketch of the successes of Lee Bunch, iu the Idaho Magazine. The top of the col umn is graced with a lifelike picture of Lee. This Boise county boy's life is a striking demonstration of the fact' that opportunities do not always make the man. His opportunities were limited. Most of his life has beeu speut iu the wilderness, buutiug and prospecting. He is oue of Jthe famous Nimrods of Idaho. When he aud his brother Syl vester were little'boys, seven or eight years of age, they began to huut big game—deer, elk, bear, cougars aud mountain sheep aiid goats, aud are considered about the most successful hunters aud game shots in the state, For many years they hunted for a liv iug, always keeping a sharp lookout at the same time for indications of quartz or placer values, and they became ex pert prospectors as well as hunters, and Lee developed into oue of the ; most successful miue promoters iu | Idaho. Thousands of young meu have had advantages a thousand fold greater than has Lee, and have "cut no ice.'' They have been ciphers in the affairs of the world. He has achieved success where, under similar circumstances, niue hundred and niuety-uioe out of one thousand would have failed. RatRbone Sisters' Entertainment. Invitations have been sent out by the Silver City Lodge of liathboue Sis ters, inviting the recipients to attend a public installation of officers, to be held next Monday night. The install ation will be followed by a musical en tertainment, after which refreshments will be served and a social held. The ladies haye arranged a fine program for the entertainment aud are "prac ticing up," as one of them has told us, with the intention of making it as in teresting as possible. Christmas in Silver City. The weather was ideal; the sleighing was fairly good; everybody iu town seemed to be happy. Our merchants all reported that they had enjoyed a better holiday trade tbau they had had for several previous years. The peoplo did not, as has been the custom here iu the past, get up a public Christmas tree, because Christmas Eve came on Sunday, but the little home trees were in every household blessed with chil dren, and all were loaded with beauti ful gifts. And the Christmas dinners! Every family had a fine one, and the lorn aud homeless siugle men were uot forgotten. Those of them who were uot iuvitea to partake of a family din ner with friends fared sumptuously at one of the three hotels. At night there was a grand ball, where all who enjoy dancing had a royal goods time. It is characteristic of most prosper ous mining camps th t they contain few, if any, extremely poor people, and that the generous people see that uoue of these suffer. Silver City possesses this characteristic in a marked degree, and iu this year of prosperity Christ mas was made a happy day for all. Dea.fR of Bruneau Pioneer. Richard Beutiam, loug a resident of Bruneau, died at his residence at that place last Friday, He was iu his usual health aud spirits a few hours before passing away, which appears to have been the direct result of paralysis Mr. Ben ham was born May 1G, 1826, iu Gal latin county, Ky., aud iu less than a half year, had he lived, would have rounded out full four score years ol life. He wore the uniform of blue ,fot three years aud three mouths in the great civil war aud rose to the rank of -eooud lieutenant there. In 188G he came to Bruneau valley where he lived the past 19 years. He was oue of a family of 12 ehildreu, aud of these there survive him one brother aud two sisters iu the state of Iowa aud a sister iu Mouutaiuhome. Mrs. Whitson. His wife, Matilda Lichman, preceded her husband to the other land 33 years earlier, leaving seven children. Two daughters, Mrs. T. W. Farmer and Mrs. A. D. Williams, live iu Missouri, the other surviving children, Will, John and Hattie Black, are residents of Bruneau. Deceased attended the Christian church. — Mouutaiuhome Herald. Idaho Gains Territory. The state of Idaho is making large gains in territory by the boundary sur vey being carried on by the govern ment. The liue dividing this state and Moutaua, which is being ruu by the engineers iu the field, has recently been completed from Lolo pass to Regis pass. The result shows an in crease to the state of 430 square miles of territory over that shown iu the most accurate map yet made. It is estimated that further increases, when the surveys have been finished, will make sufficient additions to the state to briug the total increase up to 500 square miles, or a territory one-half the size of the states of Rhode Island or Delaware, and enough to make a good sized couuty even in Idaho. The line just comp eted betweeu the passes is only about one third of the distauce of the eutire survey, yet it is uot believed that the remainder of the work will make very marked changes over existing maps, owing to the char acter of the country which defines the boundaries. a REYNOLDS. Frank Johnston returned from Boise Wednesday. Mrs. Farris went to Nampa Sunday to spend her vacation. Mr. aud Mrs. John Purcell are spend ing the holidays in Boise. There will be a social dance at the Odd Fellows hall New Years night. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott are visit iug frieuds iu Silver City this week. Mr. aud Mrs. Louis Gates, of Dewey, speut Christmas with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin BrunzeJ of Mur phy, went to Boise Wednesday to do their holiday shopping. Mrs. H. B. Ward aud little son Ben ny went to Nampa, Thursday, to visit relatives for a couple of weeks. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Share departed for Nampa, Tuesday, where they will make their home for the wiuter. Mrs. A B. Crocherou aud children are over from Nampa visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Babiugton. Mrs. Robert Grant aud children turned to their home iu Murphy after :i few days visit at the Democrats. George Brooks and Robert Noble, Jr., returned to Nampa Tuesday, after speudiug Christmas with relatives. ire sorry to learu that Ed. Mathesou, of Murphy, who has been ill for severel weeks with typhoid fever, has taken a relapse aud is again cou fiued to his bed. Mrs. Robert Noble returned from Boise, Saturday, where she had been to visit Mr. Noble, who has been lined to his room at the Idauha, with a severe cold but ;is now much better. She was accompanied by her daughter, May, and her sous, Frank and Ernest, who have all come home to spend their holiday vacation. re We cou DE LAMAR. DOTS. There was an invasion of Silver City last Wednesday by a small army of juveniles. The Sunday school of De Lamar, 40 stroug, came in compact formation iu two sleighs, ant?then ad vanced iu skirmisbiug order up the hill aud took possession of Mr. Jukes aud his rectory After fresh ammunition being partaken, the town was well for aged; then the :>rmy retired iu good order, resuming their compact forma tion aud evidently takiug iheir prison er, Mr. Jukes, with them. DeLamarites say they had a "way up time".al the dance Christmas night. Mrs. Orford aud three daughters ar rived Christmas night at DeLamar, after a very tiring joui uey from King ston, Canada. Mr. Jukes left for Boise for a few days, on yesterday's stage. Michael Downs, a DeLamar miuer since '90, arrived back yesterday from Boise, whither he had goue to spend Cliri-tmas with his family. Report of receipts and expenditures for DeLamar school Christmas tree: Received from men at mine. . . $ 74 00 , Received from men at raiue Received from town . 22 00 54 00 $150 00 Paid Paulding aud Bache lor for candies, oranges, etc.. Paid Swaine & Helm. Paid Jennie Ileazle for trees aud hauling. Paid Nugget for printing Paid ChrisTbomas,janitor Paid for making costumes Paid D. C. Cook & Co., for books aud decorations. Balance unexpended. $ 57 50 59 31 500 I Ml 2 >>0 300 8 IK) 13 00 $150 00 Anticipate some small expenditures out of Balance. H. S. Simmons, Principal. Advertised Letters. Following is the list of letters re maining uncalled for in the Silver City postoffice for the week ending Dec. 30, 1905: Boalen, Bert Cunningham, J C Hutchinson, Miss Gracia Krantz, W C McMauus, Oliver Nelsou, Andrew Letters not called for will be sent to the dead letter office. C. H. Grete, Postmaster.