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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM VOLUME XVII. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, DECEMBER 27,1907. NUMBER 33 THE LOCAL NEWS Short Items of Interest for Nugget's Many Readers Buy vour heating and oook stoves from Philipp. Everybody travels on snowshoes who can rustle a pair of skis. Start in the New Year by getting square with subscription on Nugget. Shoveling snow and plowing ont and breaking roads are leadiog industries herabout these winter days. David Sumerville came up from his Malheur county ranch, and spent Christmas with his family here. Begin right now to do your swearing off to the New Year. The most of yon forget you have ever done so sonn enough. Our storm is over anil at noon today, tho' somewhat colder, the sun is shin ing brightly, in as clear a say as it can only shine in in beautiful Idaho. John Brunzell owns up that lie nev er saw the like of such weather as we had Christmas day before. Well, now, what do you think of that. By the courtesy of Mrs. Toe Corda. Nugget had nice, crisp lettuce on Christmas. You may ask how she kept it. She transplanted it in the cellar. Ta^c Collector Kreig wishes us to re mind the people that taxes will become delinquet the first Monday in January and ou and after that date a penalty will be added. John and Neal Shea from Trout creek, Ed Maher aud Basil Deary of Pleasant Valley braved the storm to come up to the Christmas ball. They left their home that morniug aud eaid there was no snow then down there. Mr Joseph Babington was in town, from Reynolds, Tuesday and made ap plication to be appointed guardian for his grand-children, the two little daughters of his deceased daughter, Mrs Millie Crocheron. Robert Crumblin, who is lying so very ill in his cabin that it was thought yesterday that he could not hold over another day, is reported to be slightly better this morning. Kind people ure nursing him and caring for his wants. A young Mr. Curtis was here Mon day night with a load of about four dozen flue, fat turkeys, which he found no trouble disposing of, though other poultry peddlers had preceded him aud many had been ordered shipped in. He came from Vale, Ore. Mrs. Louise Brooks, who has bien staying with lier daughter, Mrs. George Handy, in Caldwell, for several weeks, returned to her mother's home, Mrs. Mary Grete, on Tuesday. She reports that Mr. Handy's health has improved materially, aud that he has gained ten pouuds in weight since tie visited here last time. T Note the excellent showing made in the Owyhee Countv Bank statement published today. That modest little has been a very great convenience wsince its organization, to Lite people do ing business in our town. It is care fully and conservatively mauaged and its cashier is always as obliging an con ditions will permit. Rowett has just received and placed ou his shelves a consignment of Edison phouographs, witii a great variety of the latest records produced by that machine. Wheu vou want a perfect phonograph you will find that tiie Edi son stand at the itead of tiie list for clearness aud distinctiveness, as well as great variety of records. The Pythian Sisters have settled on New Year's night for holding their Grand Ball, at lower Masonic hall, and these gracious ladies are promising everybody who will attend a very de lightful time, but finally decided not to start in so early in the year with a leap year party. The single ladies among them will make up for this before leap year is gone. Following is the list of letters re maining uncalled for in the Silver City postofflce for the week ending Dec. 14, 1907: Anderson, A. J. Bell, Miss Frances. Hopkins, L. F. Johnson, Audro. Scroggins, Mrs. Norah Weldon, Mrs. Bonis J. Letters not called for will be sent to the Dead Letter Office at Washington, C. H. Grete, Postmaster. Depend upon our young people when a dance is to come off, no matter what the weather may be. The Rebekah's ball, Christmas night, was not a pro nounced success so far as to numbers attending, but fully twenty ladies brav ed the storm and got there. Quite a load, with the musicians, got there from Dewey, and altogether, it was consider able of a party, with two or more young men for every lady. None of the girls were wall flowers, and they were sel dom permitted to sit down. Altogeth er it w'as a very enjoyable affair. Saturday's and Monday's stages brought home a number of our young people who have been away attending school—home for the holidays. They all look well. We note among them Miss Mattie Heer, from St. Margarit's, Boise, Ted Connors, from All Hollow's college, Salt Lake City, and Clifford Weston, Arthur H*er and Frank Slat tery, from the Idaho State University, at Moscow. Russel Adams from the same school did not come home, but instead, his father left here last week and is now visiting him. Lewis Grete is putting in his vacation working in one of the Couer diAlene mines. D. C. The royal bird of America was very much in evidence in Silver City homes, hotels and restaurants during Christ mas, and nearly everybody enjoyed turkey, witli all the good things whioli go to make up dinners. The hospatal ity of the families of this camp is bounded only by the capacity of their homes to entertain. The homeless and the houseless are gathered in and feast ed. Nugget's housekeeper being away the old man, with a half dozen others similarly conditioned, were made to ft-el at home with a family of delightful people, where the host carved and serv ed a 27 pound bird, deliciously dressed, roasted an(> served with a grace which made the partaking of it and the good things accompanying it more than ordinarily enjoyable. One hundred suits just received at Sweeney's, $15.00 to $18.00. EDUCATION. Our government expends annually about $250,000,000 for education. This is an immense sum, and yet its figures do not adequately measure the true significance. Education is a real quan tity in the problem of our national ex istance. In the opiniou of a progress ive citizenship it is incomputable. To this factor much credit should be giv en in effecting our advancement to so conspicuous a place among the great nations. I want company and bauk checks give 10 per cent premium on them. Sweenet. I MINING w a IN OWYHEE COUNTY MINING ITEMS. The condition of the weather, with deep snow and unusual storms, has left little to be said about our mines this week. All outside work has been virtually suspended, and the freight ers delivering the material have been literally suowed under, just as many candidates will be next November. At the big "going" mines, like the De La mar and Trade Dollar, two days lay-off has been taken on account of Christ mas, but something has been doing in the way of development work, never theless. POTO»|. A station lias been cut out at the 300 foot level, reaily to begin drifting north under the creek and town. The shaft is making very little water, and it is anticipated that there will be no tronn le driving drifts both ways from ttiat station. THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH is still pushing ahead in its tunnel on high grade ore which is being sacked for shipment, and is nearing a point over which Trask took out a quantity of ore of high value in earlier days, and which he started the tunnel to tap from below, but failed to complete. When this point is reached an upraise will be started to get air, v%jth the expectation of finding this shoot of ricii ore again, which Trask, in early days could not work out on account of water. THE BANNER Miners are still continuing the Nortli drift on No. 4 level, in good milling ore, and have also crosscut the ledg», in the uprise between No. 4 aud No. 3 levels and have run into ore iu it which looks better and is thought to be richer than any heretofore found in the mine Sam pies of it have been sent away to be assayed. A few carpenters are still kept work ing on the mill when the weather will permit and are making window frames and doiug other work. Forty, or about half of the windows have arrived and will soon be put in place. A few days milder weather would enable them to get the lower half of the roof on, so that the Setting of machinery could be begun. THE BIG SUGAR LOAF. The miners out at the Big Sugar Loaf, over the summit, are snowed in so that they have nothing to do but get down in the shaft and work, were represent ed in town this week by Otto Peterson, who got iu in advance of the storm. Peterson says that at a deptti of 75 feet they had stopped sinking and were drifting both ways on a good four foot vein but will begin right away driving a cross-cut from the east to strike the vein at the bottom of the shaft, to get air aud arrange for taking out ore with out having to hoist it. The slope of the mountain where the cross-cut will be ruq is about 45 degrees, which will make the tunnel the same length the shaft is deep. All the miners, who are also shareholders, are well pleased with the prospect. Just received a brand new lot of tailor made suits at Geo. R. SWeeney's. THE STORM. I i : Beginning Tuesday morning and last- j ing until last night, we, in these moun tains, were visited by an unusual storm. Snow fell to a depth of at least four feet, and drifted considerably. The w ind was at its worst during Christmas afternoon and evening and made it dif ficult for even the strongest persons to get oat on the streets. No mails got in that evening, and only the letter sacks were brought over the summit the next day on horse back, and last night the town was in darkness, because the electric power line had broken down and had thrown the lights and the ma chinery at the mines and mills out of commission. It was not, however, very cold—not nearly as cold as it had been a week before, when the murcary got, one morning, down to 4 above zero and we learned of it goiug as low as 22 be low at other places. A Christmas Tree at Dewey. The Christmas exercises by the school children at Dewey were very enjoyable and reflected great credit on both pu pils aud teacher, in the excellent man ner iu which they carried out their parts in the program, The people of Dewy enjoyed every part of the exer cises aid fully appreciated the pains taken by their teacher, Mrs. Jennie Avery, in making it an enjoyable even ing. Great credit is due to Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Irwin for the interest shown by them in the Christmas tree, and for the candy, nuts and beautiful decorations with which it was adorned, with Sauta Claus to make distributions of tiie preseuis hung upon its boughs, which helped to gladden the hearts of the children and make it an evening enjoyed by all. The following is a pio gram rendered. EXERCISES Christmas Welcome.. .Everett Colborn Hubert Nettleton Christmas Day The Bçthlehem Story..James Nettleton The Star in the East. .Anna. McPIieters The Bethlehem Babe...Song by School Tell the Story . Who Made the Speech. .Emma Nichols The Little One's Speech. Irene Swisher Marion McPheters Lÿie Colborn "Plumpuppenbil". Song, 1'il be a Sunbeam _Olnie Perry and Annie Best Chas. Nettleton The Pumpkin and the Turkeys.... .Harold Best What's the Use Santa Claus on the Train Frances Best The Big Black Bear .Willie Schrader The Whistling Boy..Ralph McPheters The Two Stockings.... The Loving Little Girl, Katie Dayev Florence McClung Advice to Young Men Clarence McPheters Some Famous Articles.. .Primary Class Emeline Nettleton .... Violet Swisher "Emily Jane". Kitty is Forgotten The Christmas Bells... .Song by School Makes Bryan's Election Sure, That is what Senator Dubois said when the president made a fiual stand last week and stated that he would not accept the nomination. We can call to mind many statements similar that Senator Dubois has made, and the re sult has shown that tiie majority of soliool children knew us much about it as he did. in Idaho aud those who know him best know how to take h>s statements on political questions. We all know that, if President Roosevelt had made an evasive statement and intimated that if the nomination came to him unani Sen. Dubois is well know I mously he would accept, Pnbois would i have been just as prompt with a state ment -'that makes Mr. Bryan's elect : ion sure." The Senator will always be reardy with his predictions.—Idaho Register. j SUNDAY REST. (7) A few Sundays ago a farmer drove over to the county attorney's office and demanded the arrest of a near neighbor's threshing crew that was violating the Sabbath, says an exchange. The county attorney was pulling weeds in his garden and he suggested that the complainant go before the justice of the peace in his township, but lie was informed that the justice was fixing his wiudmill. He was then asked to tele phone the sheriff and have him attend to the matter, but he was loading cat tle at the stock yards. The farmer was exasperated aud resolved to saddle a horse and go for the constable, but hie good wife who was canning fruit, in formed him that the boys had driven the horse to town and were playiug ball. In tho Probate Court of the Coun ty of Owyhee, State of Idaho. In the Matter of the Estate and Guardianship of ELLA MAY CROCHERON and LETH A JOAN CROCHERON, Minors. Joseph Babington, haviug made ap plication bv petition to the Probate Court of the County of Owyhee, State of Idaho, for the sppointmeut of Jos eph Babington as the guardian of the persons aud estates of Ella May Croch eron and Letha Joan Crocheron, said minors. Notice is hereby given, requiring said minors, or their representatives, to ap pear at the Probate Court, in Silver City, in the County of Owyhee, and State of Idaho, on the 13th day of Jan uary, 1908, at 10 o'clock a. m„, and show cause, if they can, whv said Joseph Babington should not be appointed guardian of the persons and estates of said minors. Dated December 26, 1907. F. S. Heer, Clerk. Report of the Financial Condition of the Owyhee County Ba.rvk located at Stiver City, State of Idaho, at the close of business on the 23rd day of December, 1907. RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. Overdrafts. $27 713 01 432 15 Bonds, Warrantsand Other Securities.. 25 459 52 11 792 19 Due from Banks. Checks on Other Banks and Cash Items Cash on Hand.. 851 S3 7 117 45 TOTAL.. ... . $73 866 25 liabilities Capital Stock Paid In. Surplus Fund . Undivided Profits. Deposits. .$10 000 00 594 51 . 2 790 98 . 59 980 78 TOTAL.... State of Idaho, County of Owyhee. I, Frank D. Hall, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the foregoing statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Frank D. Hall, Cashier. Attest : $73 866 25 SS Correet. E. J. Burroughs, Sr., Director. Subscribed aud sworn to before me this 27th day of December, 1907. J. S. St. Clair, Clerk of District Court. [seal] Attention, Ladies! Mrs. Mills will keep a full line of mil linery at the oid stand in Silver City, iu charge of Miss Hastings, and invites her patrons to call upon her. Miss Hastings will take orders for any ar ticles she may not have in stock, which will be promptly supplied.