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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM NUMBER 36 SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, JANUARY 17 1908. VOLUME XVII. hee Co He it * a THE LOCAL NEWS Short Items of Interest for Nugget's Ma.tvy Readers Any Suit in the house for §15 Sweeney, Silver City. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Hyde of Bruueau, were visitors here during the early days of the week, attending court on the guardianship contest over the Croeher on motherless little girls. A Silver City business man, who makes frequent trips down the gulch as far as De Lamar is learning to •'dance Eyetaliane," in the lower town, so it is reported. Don't fail to see Loraiue's trained animals, if you wish to spend a happy hour. It is indeed a grand treat for the ladies and children. Look out for this snow' at Reynolds, Murphy, Oreana aud so on. We have the honor and pleasure of notifying you that Holy Maes will lie read at the Catholic church, Silver C ty, on Sunday, January 19th, 1908, at 11 o'clock, a. m. Kindly invite your rel atives aud friends to be present. Tiie Marist Fathers of St Paul's Church, Nampa, Ida. J. Dreyer, L. M. John Crocheron and wife returned to Bruueau Thursday after a two weeks' stay in town. Mr. Crocheron is the man brought over from Bruneau some time ago with his shoulder broken and it was feared at the time that he would never have much use of the arm again. He returned very much encouraged, however, as he lias partially regained its use now, and thinks he will in time have the entire u e of it.—Mountain Hotje Republican. Tiie Board of County Commissioners has been holding its regular quarterly session^this week, reviewing the work of the assessor and tax collector dur ing the past year, receiviug and ap proving of the reports of the various county and precinct offieors; and aud iting county bills etc., for the past quarter, and transacting such other business as property come before thp Board. They will probably complete their work for tiie session today. Mr. Peter Adams, the veteran of De Lamar mining camp, and with the ex ception of J. A. Wilson and Frank I.epley the first of the original locators of miniug claims on the mountain af terwards named after Oapt. De Lamar, lias been quite ill for more than a week past, with a combination of complaints, rheumatism, la grippe aud stomach disorders. He was some what better yesterday and bis friends are hoping fo his early recovery. He is being well cared for at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emrey. of Wagontown. Lee Bunch, while traveling on snow shoes last Saturday from Charlotte gulch, near Grimes pass, to his home in Garden valley, was thrown by one of bis shoes catching iu the snow. His left leg was broken above and below the Knee. The same leg was broken in two places two years ago last October, both breaks being below the kuee. He was chasing a deer on Deadwood fork of Payette river and fell. Lee was carrying 25 or 30 pounds of ore when his leg was broken last Saturday. The accident happened on the Payette side of the divide.—Idaho World. Rowett has just received and placed on bis shelves a consignment of Edison phonographs, witli a great variety of tiie latest records produced by that machine. When vou want a perfect Phonograph yon will find that the Edi son stand at the head of tiie list for clearness and d'stinctiveness, as well a great variety of records. S. D. MLcain, president of the Owy hee County bar.k at this place, and manager of the White Pine Lumber Co , of Nampa, came over here on Tues day and returned to Nampa yesterday. He reports that they are running the lumber company's plaining mill now and making shipments to fill orders, but that the saw mill is temporarily shut down, the lumber coming out of it being too wet to ship. The force of loggers in their camps on the Payette having more logs ready to drive than were driven last year are not now cut ting aud will probably not cut any more until Spring, for this year's drive. * * * Mr. Knapp is not badly dis abled by the cut on his wrist received last fall aud is quite able to superin tend the machinery at the mill. E. J. Burrough, manager of the big store here, left Wednesday morning for a business trip to Nampa aud Boise. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Conners, who ac companied their son Ted, who left after the holidays to return to school at Salt Lake City, returned home Mon day. They report that city as show ing many marks of growth and improve ment siuce they last visited there, and say that Ted is at a fine school aud likes it very much. They stopped at Mountain Horn- both goiug and com ing and had a pleasaut visit with Mr. and Mrs W. D. Evatis and the girls. John says that with the assistance of Mr. Garrett and a few others Bill is making a lively town out of Mountain Home. all ble of ed REYNOLDS. Frank Howard transacted business in Murphy Mouday. Milt McKenny and Louis Botiman went to Sinker Sunday. Mrs. Winchestec is visiting with friends iu Silver this week. Harlan Scott and Miss Ira Coi, of Murphy, speut Sunday visiting with the former's parents, Mr and Mrs. Frank Scott. Mrs. Ed Matheson and daughter, Ed na, are visiting relatives here. Little Eddie, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Gifford, is very sick, suffering from throat trouble. Mrs. L. A. Stanford is visiting with Mrs. Goble at the Democrats. Mrs. Wm. Harrison was confined to lier home last week, suffering with la grippe. Dr. Ross was called from Nampa last week to attend C. C. Johnson, who has been very ill, but is again improving. Robt. Grant lias sold his teams to James Goble and himself aud family will leave for Utah soon, where expect to make their home. Attention Would-bs Entfles! Notice is hereby giveu that all per sons who are candidates for member ship in the order of Eagles are request ed to present themselves at the Mason ic Hall, Thursday night, Jan. 23, when Mr. Con. Hesse, of Boise, state organiz er, assisted by Mr. W. J. Boyd, of Po catello, former state organizer of the order, will be here for the purpose of installing an Aerie of Eagles at this place. Notice is further given, that Dr. W. R. Hamiltion will remaiu iu bis office all of next Sunday afteroou, for the purpose of giving all candidates an op portunity to undergo a physical exam ination. New goods in Hardware, Graniteware Building and Roofing paper and Win dows, just arrived at Philipp's. MINING IN OWYHEE COUNTY Perey White, over from Flint yester day, reports that manager Bonnell of the Flint mines is working 15 men and taking out high-grade shipping ore to beat all former production of that once famous property. TIIE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH The three miners now working on the Villiaee Blacksmith property are now sloping ore from tiie upraise being made to connect the adit tunnel with the ancient Trask shaft, rank from the surface. They are not confining their work to the dimensions of the upraise shaft, but are working botli north and south and are taking out a considera ble amount of rich ore. The vein is here fully three feet wide aud about oue foot of it shows gold iu almost ev ery chuuk taken out. It is estimated that it will run quite 8100 per tou in gold. THE BANNER But little is to be said regarding the Bauner property this week, further than that the manager and miue super intendent each report that work is progtessitig satisfactorily both in the mine and on the mill construction. The machinery for tiie mill is nearly all on tiie grouud, thanks to the favora ble weather aud tiie condition of the roads. The heavy Blake crusher ar rived yesterday. A residence for Mr. Fred Iuglis has been completed. The trausformer house, about a 100 feet east of the mill, is finished. The work of placiug the machinery will soon be begun In the mytes work is being conduct ed on No. 4 drift north, with a flue showing of white granulated quartz, in which some flue specimens of silver and iron sulphides are found, and tiie cross cut aud upraise, back 100 feet from tiie face of No. 4 drift north, where the ledge has proven to be 25 feet wide, continues to show very rich streaks of silver ore. When this upraise has been completed to the drift iu No. 3 level 120 feet above, it is predicted that it will have proven the development of tiie largest shoot of ore thus far found iu the mines. POTOSI. The conservative superintendent of the Potosi mine continues to keep two shifts of minors on No. 3 level, prepar ing to drift north on the home claim, under the town. That the vein main tains its character and importance at this level proves that the ores of this district continue to great depth, from tiie fact that this level of the Potosi is at least 200 feet deeper down than the 1700 foot level of the Trade Dollar aud nearly as deep as the Sinker tun nel, uuder the old Chariot mine on War Eagle, iu both of which places a good grade of ore has been found. The Po tosi shaft is another demonstration that the ores of the district do go to great depth aud the mines have a per manency heretofore doubted, in other words Owyhee miues do go down, aud many of them thought to have been worked out iu the early days of miuiug when they encounted a barren zone, only needed a little more perservereoce to prove their permanent value. We have the pleasure of here pre senting extracts from a letter written by a prominent Kansas business man regarding Ii is news of the Potosi after a visit here last summer. Sterling, Kansas, Jan 3rd, 1908 Having purchased a block of stock of tiie Potosi Mining Co., I visited the mine at Silver City, Idaho, in August, 1907. While there I met Mr. W. F. Summersamp, the Sec'y-Treas, and business manager of the company and Mr. .1. E. Masters, the miue supertend ent. I was agreeably impressed with their careful, conservative, business management. Everything had the ap pearance of stability aud thorough ness. The location is most convenient, being within the city limits. A stream running near the plant will furnish all water necessary for milling purposes. The electrical machinery does the work economically and rapidly. A fresh lot of 4 or 5 tons of high grade ore had been taken from the tun uei on the 200 foot level and dumped in the bin. With the permission of Mr. Sommercamp 1 attempted to get an av erage sample of the ore. With a ham mer i broke up a number or large lumps of ore, takiug a quuntity of each, with some of the fine ore in the bin. 1 ground it all together and put away the pulp to have assayed 1 uext went down the shaft, accompanied by Sup erintendent Masters, who explained the different parts of the mine and ma chinery to me. My main purpose was to get samples or ore from the differ parts of the Potosi ledge and have it assayed. So following the instructions of accmpetent mining engineer I took a pick and chipped across the ledge every few feet the entire length of the tunnel. I found the ledge exposed for nearly 500 feet south of the shaft, and probably chipped across 30 or more times. This ore 1 mixed and ground times. This ore 1 mixed and ground and saved a sample. I next visited the Knickerbocker shaft. This is a rich vein of ore abeut 40 feet from the Potosi on the same property. I found no new work had been done and not much ore exposed. It had been taken out by former leasers, but I got a few samples. These, with the samples from the Po tosi ledge I brought to Pueblo and had them assyed by George B. Ebereuz. This was the first ore from Silver City Mr. Eberenz had ever seen. He had □ever heard of the Potosi miue and was not acquainted with any of the mem bers of the company. His assays re sulted as follows : Ore from the biu—Gold, .72 oz., Sil ver, 164 oz., Copper, 1.6 per cent; per ton, $132,15. Ore chipped from ledge—Gold, .28 oz., Silver 68.1 oz., Copper 9 per cent; per ton, 856 10. The Knickerbocker samples—-Gold .36 oz., Silver, 59.5 oz. ; per ton, $47 65 Gold values, §20.00 per oz., silver v«l ues, 68 cents per oz., copper 18 cents per pound. I came away feeling I had made a good investment. One that will in the near future, pay good dividends. With honest and comeptent management, I can see uo reason why it should not pay a big per cent annually upon my investment. Respecting the management I will add that I made considerable inquiry of the reputation of the men and found them everywhere well spoken of aud regarded as honest and efficient. J. G. Berry. to els 26 ! ODDFELLOWS INSTALL. Last Friday night the Silver City Odd Fellows installed its officers for the ensuing year. Mr. C. G. Brudione, the I district deputy conducting the installa tion. The following members were du ly installed : Andrew Wennerstien, N. G. a Henry Olson, V. G. Robert H. Leonard, Secy, Chas. H Grete, Treas. C. G. Brundloue, R. S. of N. G. J. B. Mattneson, L. 8. of N. G. Abel Berg, Warden. R. 8. Hawes, Conductor. Wm. Hews, O. G. Peter Berk man, I. G. R. H. Walker, R. S. of V. G. Swen Johnson, L. S. of V. G. Otto Peterson, Ex'l'n't Past Grand. 1 it DAUGHTERS OF REBEKAH INSTALLATION On Wednesday evening, 14th instant, Mrs. Anna Hurd, deputy president of Miriam Rebekah lodge No. 2, assisted by the following graud officers: Mrs. Helen Grete, Grand Marshal, Mrs. Selina Biunzell, Inside Guard, Mrs. Jean Dickens, Warden, Mrs. Melissa Scott, Sec., and Mrs. Mina Grete, Treas, proceeded and did install the follow ing electorial and appointive officers into their respective chairs, to wit: Mrs. Florence Burroughs, N. G. " Ellen Jenes, V. G. Miss Myrtle Hastings, Sec. Mrs. Josephine Bruuzell, Treas. Miss Emily Brown, P. G. Mrs. Miua Grete, Chaplain. " Seliua Brunzell, Conductor. " Melissa Scott, Warden. " Emma Hamilton, R. S. N. G. " Gordon Hall, L. S. N. G. " Auna Hurd, R. S. V. G. " Jean Dickens, L. S. V. G. Mr. Henry Olson, Inside Guard. A. F. Bruuzell, Outer Guard. After the ceremonies were completed the ladies and Odds Fellows present partook of a nice luncheon, prepared by the ladies, then went to the lower hall aud enjoyed themselves, dancing. Buy your heating and cook stoves from Philipp. IDAHO SECOND ON WHEAT YIELD. • The state of Washington led all other states of the union in the yield per acre of winter wheat in 1907, according to the crop report issued at Washing ton, D. 0-, tinder the direction of the secretary of agriculture. The yield in Washington is 29.5 bush els per acre, Idaho coming second with 26 bushels, and Oregon third with 25 5 bushels. The next highest yield is Delaware, being 20.5 bushels, all of the middle and southern states falling be low the latter figure.— Weiser Signal. Advertised Letters. Following is the list of letters re maining uncalled for in the Silver City postoffice for the week ending Dec. 14, 1907: Abbott, C. M. Bates, Mrs. L. A. Crow, Jim, (Indian) Reer, George. Uglow, Henry. Letters not called for will be sent to the Dead Letter Office at Washington, C. H. Grete, Postmaster. D. C. Just received a brand new lot of tailor made suits at Geo. R. Sweeney's. FIXING TERMS OF COURT. In the matter of fixing the Terms of Court in the Seventh Judicial District of the State of Idaho. It is heroby ordered that the Terms of Court in the Seventh Judicial Dis trict of the State of Idaho, for the year 1908, be as follows : For Washington County ; at Weiser, January 28th, April 28th, June SSrd October 27th. For Canyon County: At Caldwell, March 10th, May, 26th,September 15th, ! November 24th. For Owyhee County : City, May 12th, October 6th. Dated December 30, 1907. Ed. L. Bryan, Judge. I At Silver Filed Jan. 3, 1908. J. S. St Clair Clerk.