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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, SEPTEMBER 6,1907. NUMBER 17 VOLUME XVII. * THE LOCAL NEWS Short Items of Interest for Nugget's Many R_eaders Paints, oils, varnishes, brushes, Jap a-Lae and Liquid Veneer at Philipp's. Dr. Drake, the "Eye Man," will be in Silver City, Saturday, Sept. 14th. Jasper Spencer was in from Brunean over yesterday, visiting his mother. Dr. F. S. Heer îb at DeLamar this week doing professional work, and will remain until after the 10th instaut. Robert Noble was here visiting his mine over Labor Day. Bob says the Boise valley trolley line is now north of Merid'au aud will before long be run ning into botli Nampa and Caldwell. Mr. S. B. Longfellow, who is putting up for several prospectors iti this dis trict and has been bere for several days looking after his inteiests, left for his Macksburg, Ohio, borne yesterday morn ing. Miss Ulmer, of Cudahy, Wis., who has made the summer more pleasant for her uuole, Fred Ulmer, by paying him an extended visit, returned to her home Wednesday. The young lady visited here two years ago, and has made many friends here. She is a teacher in her home town. Mrs. A. N. Hanson and her infant daughter, of Black Jack and Mrs. I. O. Hanson and her infaut son, from Nugget shop, went out on Tuesday's stage, ft bound for Minneapolis, where the proud mothers go to show their babies to re latives and friends. Mr. A. N. Hanson accompanied them as far as Nampa. Mrs. W. R. Hamilton and her two winsome little daughters left here, Wed nesday, to visit friends in Pennsylvania and Canada, going first to Belle Vernon, Pa., thence to the home of her hus band's relatives at Brantford, Ontario. Meanwhile the town will endeavor to see that the doctor, husband, aud father keeps in the straight and narrow path. All of the miners employed ou the Sonuemann group of mines at South Mountain were laid off this week, and those who have come hore say that work lias been suspended until power drills and power can be put iu It was costing enormously to continue the work by hand that the mauager decided to suspend until the change could be made. Mr. and Mrs. W, F. Sommercamp aud their daughter, Miss Oro, returned to their home at Weiser, Wednesday, after spending several enjoyable weeks with friends here. There is a hope expressed here that Mr. S.'s large interest in the Potoei mine may bring the couple back to again make their home here, but as • for Miss Oro, rumor has it that she will iu the near future be mistress of a home of her own. Mrs. W. D. Evans, now of the Turner House, Mountaiuhome, and five of her brood of charming little girls, came up here from their Castle Creek ranch, where they speud several weeks every summer and will remain here uutii Saturday and then go home in time to ^ send lier girls to school, beginuing at Mouutaiuhome, Monday. Mrs. Evans says she and her husband like that growing town, and are doing well in the hotel there, but that tiie business keeps them both so hard at work that they hope to get out of it. E. !.. Mattingly, who went over to his ranch whicli lie located below the big Deer Flat reservoir on the Government Boise reclamation project, to visit his family, his wife beiug ill, returned Wed nesday, with blistered hands and face sunburned to a hazel nut brown. Find ing his family better, he put in the to several days he stayed on the ranch grubbing sagebrush, which he found was harder work than digging in the He is, nevertheless, pleased with the new home he is pro viding for himself and family and says that the prospects of Deer Flat becom ing a prosperous country look good to him. Trade Dollar. And the boys and girls who have made this town so pleasant during the summer months, are beginning to leave to attend schools again. Miss Mattie Heer, who attended St. Margaret's Sem inary, Boise, left for there again, Tues day. Misses Leona and Charlotte Grete, who go to the Boise high school, will leave for there, Monday. Miss McNa mara, of Boise, who has been the guest of Mrs. Petitt for several weeks, re turned home, Wednesday, accompanied by Mr. aud Mrs. Petitt and their daugh ter, Florence. Miss Ivy Camaisli will return to 8t. Teresa's school, Boise, Monday. Lewis Grete and Clifford VVeston return to the Idaho University, next week, and Russell Adams, Frank Slattery, Arthur Heer and Loraine Gardner will also begig a course in that institution. Severin Honstead, who was in the preparatory department at the University last year, will leave for Boise, tomorrow, to attend the high school. Ted Connors started for Salt Lake to enter school, yesterday. Labor Day Celebration. About all that need be said about the Labor Day celebration iu Silver City and DeLamar is that the day was a perfect oue, aud that the miners and their wives and children and all the people in the towns turned out and en joyed it immensely. There was a dec orated platform put up in front of the courthouse from which the children, drilled bv Miss Hastings, gave the crowd assembled beautifully rendered songs and exercises and the young Skiddoo girls sang several pleasing uumbers with great credit, it all closing with a very appropriate and pleasing address by Hou. Charles M. Hays. Theu during the afternoon there was a single handed drilling contest with first and second prizes of $90 and $35 with five entries, the first prize being won by Citas. S. Kingsley and the second by James B. Law; there were mens' and bovs' and girls' and childrens' foot raoeB, a ladies nail driving contest and other games and sports galore, ali winding up witli a rather tame bucking horse con test. Space will not admit of our giving the various prizes awarded aud the winners' names further than to say that Mrs. Andersou, tiie wife of a Trade Dollar miner, carried away the prize in the ladies' nail driving coutest, against numéro is competitors for that honor. The barrooms were ail open during the day and many barrels of beer were consumed without auy disturbances occuring on the streets. But after nightfall a good many drunks also fell or became quite boisterous. The dance at uight was very largely attended, tiie proceeds of the tickets sold beiug donated to the Miuers' Union Hospital, which received somewhere in the neighborhood of $209, aud the dance was declared, by those who attended, to have been a most enjoyable affair. About the same program as the fore going made up the bill of the day's events at DeLamar. The list of prizes is given herewith. They had as big aud enjoyable a celebration as we did in Silver City. On Tuesday we had some horse racing bere, but nobody from the shop having seeu them we canuot report them. In the afternoon a baseball game between teams from Dewey aud Silver City was pulled off here for a purse of $50, Dewey winning with a score of 23 to 12. It was a hot old game, played with but little display ot skill and much noise from the bleachers. The Dewey nine however had five boys in their team recently from college, where base ball is a popular sport, and they easily outplayed the Silver City boys who never hail much practice. The Dewey gang felt sporty and the Silverites were willing to stand by their own boys, and quite a. wad of money went away with the Dewey crowd when they returned home. of iu of so Labor Day at DeLamar Libor Day here was properly observ ed and enjoyed by ail present. Not a hitch, accHent or drunk took place to mar the carrying out of the complete program previously arrauged, aud prizes were awarded to contestants as follows. Boys'foot race, under 9 years, Win. Slattery 1st, Walter Adams 2nd. Boys, 9 to 12 years, Wm. Hoskius 1st, H. Stewart 2nd. Boys, 12 to 16 years, Doc. McDonald 1st, Herbert Stewart 2nd. Girls' foot race, under 9 years, Edith Simpson 1st, Inez Bacbelor 2nd. Girls, 9 to 12, Blanche Perkins 1st, Nets Perkins 2nd. Girls, 12 to 16, Margaret Slattery 1st, Loreta Stevens 2nd. Needle threading, Mrs. Thomas 1st, Mrs. Adams 2nd. Obstacle race, Howard Daddow 1st, Harry Daddow 2ud. Ladies' foot race, tie between Mrs. Frank Jolly and Mrs Wm. Helm. Potato race, Harry Daddow 1st, Don. McDonald 2ud. Tin horse race, Howard Daddow 1st, Harry Daddow 2ud. An excellent foot ball game was play ed under English Association rules, iu which several old couutry chaps, carry ing as high as 3 and 4 medals, took part. It was A, No. 1, aud our hoys will play auy team iu Idaho. The side, cham pioned by our ouly Jack Inch, won by a small majority. Iu the saddle horse race, Harry Var ker passed under the wire first, about 30 feet behind Jennie Hazleou a barred race animal which was surely a flyer. George Birmingham's horse was second as given by the judges. Three teams took part in the double hand drilling: Wall aud Suell 26% in., Clark aud Dicky 26% iu., Berryman aud Honey 26 inches. The happy day ended with a dance. 10 Big Bargains. The house I represeut has instructed me to sell 10 $25 Melton or Kersey suits for $15 each for the next 10 days. It is their way of advertising. Now is the time to get a big bargain Come iu aud order before the number is sold out. GEO. R. SWEENEY, The Tailor, Silver City, Idaho. Notice of Publication. Notice is hereby given that at 10 a. m., on the 23rd day of October, 1907, at Castle Creek, county of Owyhee, state of Idaho, before John Hale, Justice of Peace, proof will be submitted of the completion of works for ihe diversion of 8 of 1 cubic feet per second of the waters of Catherine Creek in accordance with the terms aud condi tions of a certain permit heretofore issued by the State Engineer of the State of Idaho. 1 The name of the person holding said per mit is Tom Henderson. 2. The postofllce address of such person is Caslte Creek, county oi Owyhee, state of Idaho. 3. The number of such permit is 2368, and the date set for the completion of such work is November 3, 1907. 4. 8aid water to be used for irrigation aud domestic purposes. 5. Said works of diversion will be fully com pleted ou the date set for such completion, and the amount of water which said works are cap able of conducting to the place of intended use, in accordance with the plans accompanying the application for such permit, is 8 of 1 cubic feet per second. 6. The amount of lands for which said water is available Is 40 acres, particularly described as follows: NWJ4 wfNKv Section 26, Township 4 South. Range 1 East. Jas. Stephenson, Jr., State Engineer. an be by MINING IN OWYHEE COUNTY The Commoner. Mr. Lee Bunch, the principal owner of the stock of the Security Mining company, operating the Commoner property on War Eagle, arrived here Wednesday, and spent yesterday at the mine. He had had the water pumped out of the shaft prior to his arrival, aud bappy to find very rich ore going north iu the drift, contradicting the reports of the knockers who have been doing so much to down the company. Mr. Bunch has secured option on the Bullion, an adjoining claim aud also upon the well known Red Jacket just west of it, prominent for its production iu earlier days He is arranging to build a boarding house aud will keep several miners employed on the pro perly from this time on, THE BANNER. The upraise two compartment shaft, connecting tiie tunnel level with the upper drift in the Banner, was com pleted last week. The distance, when measured, proved to be 302 feet, it striking the extreme uorth eud of the drift exactly where the superintendent counted upon. As the distance from this level to the surface is 85 feet, it makes the depth 387 feet from the cross cut tuunel to the croppings of the vein on the surface. The shaft connecting the Bauner drift with the surface is about 90 feet south of the shaft now completed, but it makes perfect venti latiou in all the present workiugs iu the mine. Stations have been cut, to start levels from the upraise shaft, both north and south, so that hereafter they will be known as uumbers 1, (the Banner drift) 2, (next below) 3, (the Webster drift) aud 4, (the tunuel level), thus opeuiug the mine, both nortli and south, for extracting ore on four levels, with good ventilation assured iu both direc tions. Until the mill is completed but little further work will be doue in develop ment, as sufficient ore is now in sight, ready for stoping, to keep the mill run ning for a long time. The boarding house is now completed and was opened on the 1st instant. A good trail is being made, following the line of the proposed tramway, from the millsite to the boarding bouse for the convenience of the men employed on the mill construction. Masons have arrived to begin work upon the mill foundation and lumber for the structure is beginuing to arrive, and the manager hopes to have the building enclosed by the time the ma chinery begins to arrive. a POTOSI. 4 D. 0. Nevin and W. F. Sommercamp, of Weiser, rt-specdvely president and treasurer of the Potosi miuiug company, in company with J. Lawreuce Nevin M. D., of Jersey City, and Mr. J. Law yer, of Chicago, left here, Tuesday, after a visit of several days, duriug which they made a very thorough in spection of the Potoei mine workings, and watched the tests beiug made by their metalurgist, to determine the best method of treating the ores of the mine by mechanical process. They left entirely satisfied that at least 95 per cent of tiie values iu gold, silver and copper could be economically saved, and will without delay, have plans pre pared and machinery ordered for the mill, to he located just uorth of the dump, so close to the mine shaft that ore can be delivered directly to the mill. The location is a most favorable one, being just in the edge of the town, with an ample supply of water from Long Gulch which can be supplied with ali the pressure desired. The plan they have decided upon will be, first to con centrate the ore by running 't over vauners, to ttien employ pan amalga mation, and afterward run over cotter tables to save by concentration w hat ever values may remain in the tailings. The plan w ill lie the same as that which they are now employing at the Addio mill, except that the pan service will be considerably greater, and that the mill will have an ample supply of water for the cotters, and will differ only from other concentration and amalgamation mills by a Blight difference in the chem icals used. The company hopes to have the ma chinery and material shipped in early enough to have work begun on the mill this fall and to have the mill completed by early spring. In the meantime the Addie mill will be kept runniug on Potosi ore. Camp Bird Mine. A. P. Nugent, an experienced millman for a long time in the employ of the Trade Dollar Co., at Dewey, a year or located a milling claim near more ago the head of uorth Sinker, about four miles uorth from Silver City, and upon prospecting it found if so promising that he took up both the uorth and south extensions and also located three other claims east and weBt of them, constituting a group of six claims, lying about one and a half miles south of the Homestake property and just over a divide from it. He has sunk prospect holes along fully 4500 feet of the Camp Bird ledge, proving the ledge to be con tinuous and to carry good values for at In fact he found least that distance, that tie could pick up ore enough frpm the outcropings to justify putting up a small mill. This he proceeded to do, and now hus it nearly ready for running. But local meu who have examined the its value, have induced ground, seeing him to give them a bond on the group, fixing the price at $25,000, the first pay of $2,000 to be made within 10 days. These parties have already ar ranged to incorporate and to construct a larger mill and will work the property larger plan. Mr. Nugent has sus ment on a his little two stamp pended work on mill, aw.dting the action af the parties. Knowing the parties, but not at present beiug at liberty to disclose their names, Nugget is confident that the deal will be consummated. This vein, showing on the surface for fully 4,500 feet, shows a width of two to three ieet in granite and bears every indication of being a true fissure. It is direct line with the Poorman, on a about two and a half miles to the south of it and the character of the ore very similar. The parties lidding the option propose to keep not less than five meu at work developing the property dur ing the present fall and coming winter, and will plan for the construction oi a mill next spring. Thomas L Greenough, president of the Snowstorm Mining Co., says the mill of the company is handling on 4000 tons of ore per month. au average The mine is producing as much as be handled at this time. Two hundred can A new men are working in the mine, adit is beiug driven 500 ft. below No. 3 which will give an additional depth of 500 ft. on the vein. It will be fully three months before the vein is reached 'The miue is good for by the new adit, an age, and will be developed as fast as possible," said Mr. Greenough.