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The Owyhee nugget. ([Silver City], Idaho) 1905-1984, January 17, 1908, Image 1

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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
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
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
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
New goods in Hardware, Graniteware
Building and Roofing paper and Win
dows, just arrived at Philipp's.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
At Silver
Filed Jan. 3, 1908.
J. S. St Clair Clerk.

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