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No. 26
John Lamb
Entered as second-class matter January
4,1905, at the post office at Silver City.
Idaho, under, the Act of Congress of
March 8,1879.
Ex-Senator Dubois' new pub
lication, The Idaho Scimitar, is
now before the public. The first
number contains several ably
written papers. As we all expect
ed it to be, it is strongly anti
Mormon. It is in line with the
American party in Utah, which
is made up largely of republicans
opposed to the influence which
the Mormon church is supposed
to exert in political affairs and
finauces in that state, and which
its editor insists it is trying to
establish in Idaho and other
states. Its editorial on this sub
ject is moderate but pointed,
claiming the Mormon church is
merely a secret oath-bound so
ciety, through which its leaders
seek to control the politics and
their own financial enterprises,
under the cloak of a religious be
lief. In Utah the Scimitar would
simply be au exponent of the
principles of the American party,
which the ex-senator wishes to
see organized iu thisstate. Aside
from its anti-Mormon proclivities
The Scimitar contains a number
of well written papers upon cur
rent topics. Particularly good
is an article entitled "Homes for
the People," touching upon the
history and progress of the great
arid lands reclaniation projects
now going on in a number of
states in the West. We hope to
always greet the receipt of The
Idaho Scimitar with equal pleas
ure accorded the initial number.
No Mail on Sundays.
For the first time within more
than 40 years past, Silver City
was deprived of a mail by order
of the Postotfice Department last
Sunday. There is a misunder
standing somewhere, and mani
festly someone is to blame.
Some weeks ago the Idaho &
Northern Ry. company applied
for pay for carrying the mail to j
Murphy on Sundays, claiming its
contract only called forsix times
per week, while thecontract with
the Stage Co., called for seven
times a
week to Silver City,
Dewey and DeLatnar. But the
Idaho & Northern continued to
carry the mail to Murphy seven
trips a week, as Manager Barnes
'to accommodate the !
people up here," and we had no
intimation of the change until
the Postoffice Department issued
an order to postmasters at Mur
phy and DeLamar that the seven
day schedule would be cut down
to six days, on and after-Nov. 4,
j and notified the Stage company
to the same effect and that the
pay under its contract would be
reduced proportionately. This
is all there seems to be to it.
But now when all of our mining
camps are enjoying a period of
prosperity, the like of which they
have not enjoyed for many years
past; when all our business houses
have a larger trade than at any
time for years; when there is more
travel over the road, both to
this place and to DeLamar, than
there has been heretofore, it is
very unfortunate to be deprived
of our seven-times-a-week mails.
It behooves the people at this
end of the route to get a move
on, make representation of the
situation to the proper authori
ties and have petitions presented,
asking that the old order of
things be restored.
Another Big Project Now Started.
(From Mountainhome Republican.)
The Colonists' Trustee company,
organized in Boise about a month
ago, has announced the successful
completion of its plan for develop
ing the rich Snake river valley be
tween Glenns Ferry and Mountain
Home. Another corporation, known
as the Unity Sugar Beet, Land and
Irrigation company, with a capital
stock of $7,000,000, has been orga
nized to take up the project, and
the sale of stock in.the new com
pany has already begun. It is the
purpose of this company to com
mence operations at and around
the new townsite of Unity, located
about four miles this side of Glenns
Ferry. Its first work will be to
establish the town of Unity and
colonize the land near-by, but as
soon as possible it will commence
the erection of a string cf beet sugar
factories from Unity on up the
river, and this work will progress
as rapidly as the land can he
brought under cultivation.
M. H. Prideaux of Missoula,
Mont., is president of the new con
cern, and George W. Fletcher of
the Idaho National Bank at Boise,
is treasurer. O. E. Cannon of the
Citizens' State Bank is a heavy
that the actual development of the
Unity project will commence not
later than next spring and that
there is already a sufficient amount
of money available to put through
the entire scheme.
Mr. Cannon states
The excitement caused by the
j recent discovery of oil and natur
; al gas in Payette, does not abate,
1 hut, on the other hand, the belief
ithat a basin of oil exists under
Petroleum and Natural Gas.
the lower Payette valley, grows
j stronger, and is supported by re
ports of both oil and gas having
been found in shallow wells at
Emmett and at other points in
the valley and on Squaw creek,
! west of the river. It has started
persons to leasing lands and or
ganizing local companies to put
down test wells. All of us must
hope that at least some of these
undertakings may be successful,
for an oil field producing such a
supply as that produced in many
of the fields now opened, would
give Idaho such a boom as even
the discovery of her rich gold
fields could not create. And then
too, should it occur in the boun
tiful valley of the Lower Payette,
where nature has blessed the
country with such wonderful agri
cultural productiveness, it would
attract to Idaho more people
than are now coming to make
homes on her many irrigated
lands. Truly, Idaho is taking a
splendid lead.
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received at the office of the
Clerk of the Board of County Commis
sioners of Owyhee County, Idaho, for
the construction of 3,000 feet of new
road, at the Joyce rauch on Sinker
creek, where the road leading from
Oreaua to Murphy crosses said Sinker
creek. Said road to be cleared and con
structed along the line thereof as staked
on the ground by the County Surveyor,
and the road bed to be 9 feet wide in
solid ground. 1,885 feet of said road is
on the Northwest side of Sinker creek,
and 1,115 feet thereof on the Southeast
side of Siuker creek.
Bidders are requested to examiue the
grouud and submit their bids accord
Bids to be opened at the Clerk's office
iu Silver City, November 18th, 1907, at
7 o'clock p. m
The successful bidder will he required
to furuish a bond in double the amount
of his bid for the faithful performance
of the contract.
Right reserved to reject any or all
bids offered.
By order of the Boai$.
J S. St Claib, Clerk.
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be received at the office of the Clerk
of the Board of County Commissioners
of Owyhee County, Idaho, for making
the following repairs on the Stone
House lane iu Pleasant Valley, accord
ing to the following specifications:
Beginning at a point 50 feet from the
West end of ihe bridge, which crosses
Jordan Creek in said lane, and thence
125 feet of creek gravel fill, 1% feet
deep aud 9 feet wide on the top, thence
775 feet of creek gravel till, 1 foot deep
aud 9 feel wide on the top; thence 200
feet of orei k gravel fill, 8 inehes deep
and 9 feet w ide ou the top.
Also the rock wall ou each side of
Said fill repaired for the entire length
of said fill, the total amount of rock
uecessary to repair said wall being
estimated at 20 cubic yards.
The euiire fill to be staked on each
side of the road with 54 posts, 27 S t ou
each side of said road, aud at the outer
edge thereof, at a distance of 40 feet
Bids to be opeued at the Clerk's office
in Silver City, November 18th, 1907, at
7 o'clock p. m.
. Tlie successful bidder will be required
to furnish a bond in double the amount
of his bid for the faithful performance
of the contract.
Right reserved to reject any or all
bide offered.
By order of the Board
J. S St Clair, Clerk.
Attention, Ladies!
Mrs. Mills will keep a full line of mil
finery at the old stand in Silver City,
in charge of Miss Hastings, and invites
her pations to call upon her.
Hastings will take orders for any ar
ticles she may not have in stock, which
will be promptly supplied.
Notice is hereby given that we in
tend to make it warm this fall and
winter for all persons wearing our
We are sole agents in this vicinity for these reliable
garments, manufactured at South Bend, Indiana, con
vincing proof that they are not the product of eastern
sweat shops.
We have handled them for the past ten years, and
find them to be the most reliable goods on the market.
Ask the people who wear them. Not an ounce of shoddy
in a thousand garments. That makes them wear bet
ter, and give better satisfaction, than other makes
where you pay 50 per cent. more.
3STo Soratohing or It.olo.ing.
Any physician will tell you that good, all wool under
wear, such as the "STALEY" make, can be worn by the
most delicate invalid, and that it imparts warmth and
vigor to the circulating elements of the body.
I®" None Genuine without the "STALEY" Label.
Murphy, Silver City, Dewey
and DeLamar
S3P~The best facilities for transportation between the railway ter
minus to and from Silver City, DeLamar, or other points iu Owyhee.
Keep good mountain rigs, with good stock and Careful Drivers.
Stables at Silver City and Murphy
Between DeLamar and
Silver City'. Stage de
parts from Delamar at
S a. in. Departs from
Silver oil return trip at
2 p. in. Passengers and
Freight carried. Stops
at Dewey en route.
Delamar Livery, Feed
and sale STABLes
Do not forget that Hedurn, the pho
tographer, is still in business in Silver
City, and fbat at his studio are to be
found a great variety of views of local
scenery; mines, mill» etc. Call upon
him. First class photos taken, frames
etc. for sale.
R-EADY to wear
Suits cleaned Ql Repaired
Geo. R. Sfce»eeney
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