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BEST ADVERTISING MtCDIUM OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, SEPTEMBER 21, 1906. NUMBER 19 VOLUME XVI. t were, however, two prizes awarded, the first of $10, giveu to Mr. and Mre. Can ter, and a second of $5, won by Miss Nellie Johnson, of Reynolds, and Mr. W alter Langford of Black Jack. Mrs. Thomas, widow of the late John R. Thomas, and Mis. Breamer, daught er of Mr. Thomas l>y a former wife, left here for their home in Hailey, this morning, after having paid a visit here, muoh appreciated by many friends, Mrs. Breamer, whose husband is a bus iness man of Ilailey, was born on War Eagle mountain, and went up there to visit tiie scene of her childhood days and the grave of her mother, at Fair view cemetery. Both the ladies also visited Boouville, where Mr. Thomas so long employed by the Trade Dollar company as foreman and where lie aud his wife resided for a number of years. We are pleased to say that Mr. Thomas left his widow and grandson a pleasant home in Hailey. She had tnauy pleasant things to report of for mer Owyhee people now making their homes iu Hailey. THE LOCAL NEWS Short Items of Interest for Nugget's Many Readers Just received a full shipment of Jap a Lao, glass and family paint, at Philpp's. Merrs. Keuneth McKenzip and J Bernardo, South Mountain ranchers, were iu town Wednesday, transacting business in the probate court. For Sale or Rent:—The Julius Isay house near the bridge, and the small paint shop on Jordan Street, Silver City. Write W R. Helm, DeLamar, Ida. Dr. Heer will go to DeLmnar Oct. ), to remain several days, and asks that those requiring dental work done here should call before lie goes Mining shovels, Pickhaudles, Limps, an! Lanterns will be sold at cost at Philipp's Hardware Store. Mrs. H. B. Hurd, who has been quite ill since her return from Boise, the first of tiie mouth, we are pleased io report, was able to be up yesterday, aud is now better. A chicken dinner with accompani meats, every Sunday from 5 to 7 o'clock, at the Idaho hotel. Try them. Bring your family. The Bachelor Girls Club will give an early closing dauce at Lower Masonic hall tomorrow night. A general invi tation is extended, and is made special to eligible young geutlemen. "Why dou't you try?" Any person knowing the address or present location of Alphonse de Mey, a Belgian speakingEuglish and French, wiio worked at the Booueville and left there some three years ago, will confer a favor on anxious relatives by informing Nugget. W. D. Evans lias again located his family in Nampa, to give his girls ad vantage of the schools in that place, and lo, on the 14th instant a seventh daughter was born to him aud Mrs. Evans, which William asserts is tiie flower of tiie flock. mine. I lank Share, tiie very black sheep of a highly respected family, who has brought a world of sorrow to his aged aud respected parents, was arrested aud brought here by Sheriff Duncan fro Nampa yesterday, on a charge of steal ing a horse, preferred against him by Oscar Brunzell. He was taken to Reynolds this morning to have a time set for the preliminary hearing. Nugget has been requested to correct a slight mistake in its report of Labor Day ball last week It stated that Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Canter of Reynolds had been awarded a prize of $5 for being tiie best waltzers. There was Kodaks and Kodak Supplies at | Rowett's Mrs T. D. Fry, who has - been very critically ill for several days, is now reported t,o be in a much more favora ble condition, with strong hopes en tertained of lier speedy recovery. Fred Bingham, who left here for Nome a year ago last May, arrived home Wednesday . His wife and chil dren, who have been living with lier mother, Mrs. Phoebe Spencer, were not expecting him, and she had started t liât morning for their ranch on Mead ow creek, to meet her brother, Jap, from Brunean, and a beef buyer, to dispose of some cattle, and is not home yet or apprized of her husband's arri val. if she could see the many rare and beautiful presents and Alackan curiosities her husband lias brought her and the children, she would let the beef selling go for the present. Mr. Bingham will remain here during the winter but will return to Nome iu the spring. Wm. H. Malier of Soldier creek and Wm. H. Malier of Soldier creek and Pleasant Valley was up here during the early part of the week getting acquaint ed with his youngest grand-daughter, the little Miss Eew is, born last week, and incidentally to take M>s. Maher back home. It was interesting to get him iuto a discussion with other old timers as to which of them came to Silver City first, aud who buiLt tiie first house in Silver City. There is Wm. Humphrey, William Gabriel, George Gilmore, W. H Townsend, W. H. Ma her and the venerable Peter Conners ami tiie two Mesdames Grete, and per haps several others still iu the county who came here as early as '65, aud all of them have excellent memories of early events, but will not agree as to who built the first house here. Wiiat an interesting Btibjeet it would be to have oue of them write out the early history of Silver City. William Joues, a man who has been w orking abcut Dewey for several weeks, was arrested dn compiaiut of John Olson, who runs a saloon at Boone vi! le, charging robberv. An examina tion was held before Justice of the Peace Murphy, who committed him- to the district court for trial fixing his bond at $....—. which lie was not able to give, and lie is now in jail.. The complaining witness and one J. M. Baltazor tes ify to his having appeared at tiie saloon with a gun and compell ing them to give up about $40 in mon ey. The accused mau's story, which he, however, was not permitted to tell iu the court, puts quite a different phase on the affair. He says that he had received in all about $80 for work done about Booueville, and the saloon and gambling room aunexed had got it all except seven or eight dollars. Fi naliy, the day before, he had gone into tiie saloon and played seven-up with Olson at $5 a game until he was ahead nine gam. s, no money being put up hö cause they were in the barroom aud someone might come in and see the money on the table. Then he went into the back room aud played stud poker at Baltazor's table until lie lost what change he had. He ttien came aud asked Olson for the amount he owed him on the seven-up games, and Olson welched, lie thought of it all night and went and collected it next day with a gnu, less $6 which Olson claimed he owed him for driuks. There are likely to be some gambling prose cutione grow out of all this before it is all over. Jones avers there was more than $300 in tiie sack out of which Ol sen paid him, and if he had meant to collect anything more than was due him he might as well have had it all. he iu in c | * MINING IN OWYHEE COUNTY Potosi. Work is being pushed steadily on tiie l'otosi mine. The old shaft which had a twist in it, lias been straightened and all the limbering in it repaired. At the 200 level a drift lias been started south, with three shifts working it. It wes know n that a very ricli shoot of ore had beeu found on level No. ], about 80 feet south of the shaft aud had been stoped out above that level, and it was to find this shoot on No. 2 that this drift was started, expecting to catch it at about the same distance south. But iustead, scarcely five feet had been run when 16 iuohes of high grade ore, which continues to grow wider, was found, showing that tiie chimney of ore was either longer at lhat depth'or had pitched north. Au electric fan lias been put in to ventilate tiie bottom of tiie shaft aud this drift. When Mr. Swaine visited the new California copper camp iu Inyo county, he says the first man he met whom he knew was Judge Mitchell, who left De Lamar two months ago to try a venture iu the Goldfield minium camps. Mr. Swainesays Chimney looked prosperous. Thomas J. Walsh of Deuver, presi dent of the Standard Miuiug company, operating at South Mountain, arrived here, Tuesday, and weut over there the following day. Messrs. Clemmens aud Lewis were over here Monday, but left the morning before Mr. Walsh's ar rival. It is the first time "Bob" Lewis had showed his handsome phiz here since his departure East last fall, tho' lie returned to South Mountain early in the summer. The latest scene of mining excite ment is the copper discoveries in Inyo c uiuty, California. Mr. Charles Swaine, of DeLamar, arrived here from there last Saturday, and describes the locality as being formerly known as Greeuwa ter, in the range of mountains over looking Death Valley, aud almost as desolate as the valley itself. It is 55 miles from tiie Clark road from Los Vegas,with stage fare$ll0 for tiie round trip. It is 25 miles from the nearest water, and the water which is warm and brackish, is hauled from stauding pools iu tiie Amargosa river. Arrangements are being made to pipe this water to the camp, three pumpiug statious be ing required, tiie water to be raised 3500 feet. Water now sells for 20 cents per gallon iu the camp aud flour at $6 per sack. The veins of ore appear to be immense, running from 15 io 50 or more feet in width, and tiie ore averag ing about 15 per cent copper. Several big miuiug meu are paying fancy prices for aud have begun development work claims whicli have beeu located, among them beiug Aug. F. Heinze, the Butte copper king, Patsy Clark, the Caur d'Alene lead man, aud Schwab, the steel trust magnate. A son of Dr. F. L. Clemmens, of tiie Standard M. Com pany, of South Mountain, is there as assayer for Mi. Schwab, and writes his father that the South Mouutaiu pros pects for making a great lead-silver and copper eamp, taking into consideration all the conditions and surroundings, look good to him by comparison. The Enlargement of Swan Falls Electric Power Pleint, I he salvation of the mining industry in Owyhee county has been the Swan Falls electric power plant. The cost of fuel to operate the mills and mines here had become almost prohibitory, when the Trade Dollar Company came to its own and others'relief by harness ing the power of Snake river by build ing ac 08 tily dam at Swan Falls and in stalling a tine electric plant, supplying power sufficient for present use at all the mines and mills, and lights for all the towns in Owyhee, and for the in tertirbari railway now beiug built iu Ada and Canyon counties, north of the river. And, by the way, it is only fair to give the credit for the conception of this grand enterprise to the par'y to whom it belongs, Captain J. R Del.a r, who while owner of the DeLainar mines proposed a pow.-r plant at the same place and went to the expense of having preliminary surveys and esti mates of the cost of construction made. And quite as much or more credit is due to Hon. Joseph H. Hutchinson, Lhat the enterprise was taken up and carried out by the Trade Dollar com pany, iu whose employ he was duriug its construction. The writer personal ly knows how and when he proposed it to the company and how diligently he worked for it until his plans were car ried to completion. Now the company is finding so much demand for power that it is increasing its capacity from two units now used to five, by adding more turbine wheels, for which, happily, provision was made when tiie power house was built. To construct the bays for the wheels and put them tu place involves a very heavy additional expense, with much new material to be provided. Instead of delivering the material and machin ery from Orchard, on the Short Line, all the freight will be delivered from ey to a to of at Murphy, involving tiie construction of wagou road down the bluffs on the This tiie com a south side of tiie river, pauy is now having done. Married. A quiet weddiug was so'emuized by Judge Perkins at his home at.DeLa mar last Monday evening, 17th iust., Mr. Joseph Bouomi and Miss Mary Quarrel! being the contracting parties and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Forney aud Miss May Larson tiie only invited witnesses. The bride is the daughter of Barney Quarrell, formerly interested iu the Sugar Loaf mining claim, and tiie grqom a nephew of Mr. Forney The happy pair paid a brief visit to Boise, returning yesterday. The Rebek&hs Entertainment, That the ladies and gentlemen of Silver Citv eau produce a really tine *how was demonstrated last night by the performance given by the Daught ers of Rebekah. A eomedv entitled "Frank Glynn's Wife, or au American Harem," was staged and played by a troupe of married aud single young ladies and gentlemen, with such humor aud graoe that it elicited unstinted ap plause from a well packed hail. Be tween the acts were a number of vocal and instrumental musical selections so charmingly rendered, as well as a couple of recitations, that an appreciative au dience cheered and encored every num ber. A shadow picture, in which the entire troupe, one at a time, "got off the earth," concluded oue of the most pleasing entertainments it has been our pleasure to attend in many a day. Why not the same people give us a se ries of such entertainments during the fall and winter evenings? The German Emperor has given his personal approval to the art of 'dowsingj —that is, tiie use of the divining rod or forked stick for finding hidden springs, veins of ore, and buried treasure President Roosevelt has come ont as an official aud officious advocate of spell ing reform. If one of the great irre pressibles passes up on the use of the hazel twig and the other on spelling, why should not one or the other of them 1 10 y,j 8 ] a gt,, and other people to their | proper buisness. pose as an authority on ladies' hats aud babies'food? Let the shoemaker stick REYNOLDS. Wm. Maxwell of Murphÿ visited Reynolds Wednesday. Elmer Armfleld was down from Dew - ey the first part of the week, on busi ness Mr. and Mrs. Hariison are visiting relatives at Nampa. James Brown leftfor Dewey Wednes day, after having spent a week here. There waB a social dance at Murphy last week and several young people at tended from here. Robert Noble went to Boise Tuesday, to be absent several days. School opened here last week, with a good attendance. The teacher. Miss Chapman, is a youug lady from Merid ian. Mr. and Mrs. Ed MatbesOU and daughter Edna returned from their Drip to i.a Grande, Sunday. They had a pleasant visit. The republicans held their primary here Saturday aud O. F. Brunzell was was elected delegate. Mike Jordau was elected delegate by the democrats at their primary. Frank Johnston went to Silver on Wednesday. Of course he will visit DeLamar before returning home. Eli Barnum, tiie horse buyer, came over from Caldwell Tuesday and is in specting the range horses here. Mrs. Wm. Slattery of DeLamar passed through here this week on her way from Wilson, where she had been to attend the fuueral of her mother, Mrs. Lofgren. the sad news reaclisd here of the death of Mrs. Lofgren of Wilson last week. The lady had attained her eighty-eigth year and was the mother of John Arvidson of Nampa. The fun eral took plaee Sunday, with interment at the Wilson cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. F Scott and family drove to Silver Wednesday. Mrs. S. . will attend a meeting of tiie Rebekah lodge. While on his way to Nampa Sunday witli a baud of saddle horses, Ed Share had the misfortune to have his leg brokeu, his horse falling with him at Sign Board Hill, a point between here aud Wilson. Tiie unfortunate boy had courage to ride to Nampa witli his broth We have not er, who was with him. learned how serious the accident proved to be, but 1)is friends here hope for his speedy recovery. Frank and Ernest Noble left Satur day for Moscow, where they will re sume their studies at the university. Th- ir sister May accompanied them as far as Nampa, on lier way to Boise, to again enter St. Margaret's school. A Word to Delinquents. A number of names have been drop ped from Nugget's subscription list this week for the very sufficient reason that the persons have failed to respond to as polite a reminder as we conld de vise, that it takes money to run a pa per, even as small as Nugget, in this ex pensive camp. Some of these are for given wiiat is due, because Nugget fell heir to their subscriptions through hav ing taken over the old Avalanche in January of last year. However, if they did not intend to pay for the paper they should have refused to take it from the postotfice, an act which the law says makes their subscriptions col lectable. Well, goodbye, old delin quents! Many of yon will not have a chance to read your only county paper after this, uuless you borrow, steal or subscribe for it. Nugget is getting along pretty well and its circulation growing rapidly, without you.