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BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. ; NUMBER 40 SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, FEBRUARY 14, 1908. VOLUME XVII. THE LOCAL NEWS week, a very beautiful souvenir, being a email album, with inlaid and polish ed covers of olive wood, sent Him from t Le Holy laud, the leaves of the album containing pressed flowers gathered from iu aud about Jerusalem, from the borders of the river Jordan aud the many places of historic interest through-j out Palestine. The maker of the al-j Short Items of Interest for Nugget's Many R_eaders Any Suit in the house for $15 Sweenky, Silver City. Born :—At Silver City, Idaho, Sun day, Feb'y 8, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, a daughter. The Improved Order of Redmen will hold a grand social pow wow at Lower Masonic Hall, one week from tonight. Mr. C D. Goasland, state Insurance Commissioner aud Ex-Officio State Ex aminer, is in town today looking over county offices. Dr. W. R. Hamilton and family are expected home from Payette tomorrow. The doctor is reported to he far from well yet. but sufficiently recovered to venture home again. There was found on the road be tween Silver City and Dewey, a Black Fur Scarf, which owner can have by calling at Nugget shop and paying for this notice. Gus Gustafson, a Finlander miner, taken ill here and beiug in the Miners' Uniou hospital for seven weeks, was re moved to Boise three weeks ago, died iu the hospital there on Wednesday. Mr. H. B. Latham of the Murphy Lumber Co., was in DeLamar and Sil ver City Monday aud Tuesday, trans acting business. Mr. Latham, with his big forwarding business manages to keep himself about the busiest man in Owyhee. Do tot forget that the Charity Leap Year Ball comes off at the DeLamar schoolhouse tonight. We do not look for many DeLamar people to attend the Eagles' Ball in Silver because of their own charity affair to which they will all prove loyal. C. O. Davis, a homesteader on the Minidoka project, located near Rupert, and a good printer, bus been helping Nugget out for the past two mouths, left for his home this morning to begin farming. He will set out fruit trees on his farm unit about the first thing he does. Rowett has just received and placed on his shelves a consignment of Edison phonographs, with a great variety of the latest records produced by that machine. When voit want a perfect PhonograDh yon will find that the Edi son stand at the head of the list for dearness and d'stinctiveness, as well a great variety of records. Today is Valentines Day, when all the birds from the eagles to the geese and little chippers are said to choose their mates and go off for the season in pairs. It started off here with a clear aud crisp morning aud promises to wind up here tonight with such a gathering at the Eagles' Ball as the camp has not before during the wiuter. Mr. Charles Forney, proprietor of the DeLamar and Silver City stage and about the obligingest mau in Owy hee, has been too ill all week to drive his stage or to open the drains and keep the water drawn out of the chuck holes. When Forney gets under the weather business simply goes to piceces in DeLamar and it becomes very quiet up here. We hope to see him out again soon. Mr. Fritz Schleifer received this seen bum has displayed great skill and pa tience. Miss Hastings is packing for ship ment to Mr. R. H. Britt a portion of his library and other of his effects left iu her keepiug when he took leave of this place. Mr. Britt, we are pleaded to learn, uow has charge of the Nevada Copper company's property located seven miles from Yerrington, and is so pleasantly located that he can afford to gather up his scattered belongings. Judge Roheit H. l.eonard Jr .member of the Republican State Central Com mittee, attended the meetiug of the committee in Boise ou Monday, at which the times and places of holding the two republican state conventions were agreed upon. We have not met hint since his return and are unable to say whether he attended the Padarewski piano recital or not, but presume that he did, for Bob is a great lov. r of music. Padarewski, the world's greatest pi anist, guv.- an exhibition of his musical geuius at Boise, Monday evening, at tended by au immense audience, prov ing that Idaho has its share of music lovers, Paddy seems to have gotten rid of many of the eccentricities which have made him the joke of the newspapers during former American visits. We have not noted a single remark of his haughty exclusiveness or unshorn locks during this visit. John T. Shea, Ed Maher, Lon and Tim Mills and Bas Deary and we don't know how many other Pleasant Valley young fellows, are up here today, wit nesses in the Fred Perry stock inspec tion case which caine up today and was withdrawn in the Probate Court. They will all take advantage of being here aud remain over to attend the Grand Ball given by the Eagles tonight. Lon Mills, who runs a big cattle ranch over beyoud Juniper Mountain, says the snow has not been very deep in that sectiou this winter, and that stock is doiug fine. Happening to see quite a number of Mrs. Mary Grete's family—two genera tions of them—gathered iu from of Rowett's store, Nugget rubber-necked long enough to learn that this was the birthday of their mother and they were consulting about buying her a present, and had finally decided upou presenting her an Edison phonograph and a series of records for the same. Nugget wishes that the esteemed and respected lady may be with them mauy years, not on ly to listen lo the fine music, but to hear aud eujoy the prattle of many graud children. Our postmaster was called upon yes terday to fill out a money order payable at Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey, Asia— in the Holy Laud, now dominated by Moslem faith. He was equal to it all, except to decide what coin to make it payable iu. He thought of dollars and dimes, pouuds and shillings, francs and centimes, thalers, crowns, pesos, marks, piasters, drachmas, florins, milreis and other coins of the various realms and governments, and finally settled upon aud made it payable in francs. Here is a question for the boys and girls in our schools to study upon. Why did he decide upou the Freuch coin? Anti was he right? Jack Lewis returned yesterday front a trip down Sinker creek, visiting ihe I Murphy Land & Irrigation company's j canal and noting the progress of the work done. The canal is now completed from the Frenchman's ranch to a point on the flat above the lower end of the Joyce ranch, witti about two miles aud one short tunnel to take it out on the , Holier & Miller plains, to be improved this year. Frattk Davis has taken a al-j contract from the company to plow and level 400 acres of land for the owners. Lewis visited several of the ranch ers along the creek, starting in at Gil more's. He says our old friends George Gilmore,and Bill Belcher,who is visiting him, are chewing the political rag, and eating fresh ranch eggs with their bacon and spuds, and that both the old pioneers are looking fine. That Lam bert is well and that all folks on the Joyce ranch are well. There died this week at Caldwell a lady formerly well known here as Mrs. Trask, widow of the former owner of the old Trask mill, up the creek from here. Mrs. Trask was the mother of Mrs. Jake Mussell of Homedale and of Elliot Norton, the assayer, well known here and now of DeLamar. Her first husband was an uncle of the famous opera singer Nordica, whose maiden name was Nortou, who is an own cousin to Mrs. Mussell and Elliot Norton. This famous lad . 's name has frequently been mentioned iu connection with that of Captain Joseph R. De La Mar, reports of their matrimonial engagement hav ing ofteu been circulated by the yellow journals. Nugget, last week, failed to acknowl edge the receipt of iuvitations to at tend the commencement exercises held by the senior classes of the Portland and East Portland high schools, held re spectively February fifth and sixth. The iuvitations were sent ns by Miss (Amy) and Robert E. McDonnell, son apd daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McDonnell, of DeLamar. The young people, each members of the senior classes of one or the other of the two schools named, and from which we are pleased to report, they each graduated with the highest honors bestowed by their respective schools. Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell are very justly proud of the success of their son and daughter. The postoffice inspector for this dis trict was in town yesterday. He was in Murphy the previous day and saw the stage from Owyhee points arrive at Murphy with the mails and saw the mails thrown out on the station plat form shortly after the Idaho Northern train had left for Nantpa, and the mails and passengers stianded at Murphyjuu til the next day. He was told that this frequently occured and that innumera ble complaints had been sent from Owyhee points concerning it The fact is that the time schedules of the stage, which has to leave DeLamar at 4:30 a. m., and Silver City at 0:30 a. in., is all too short to meet the trains at Murphy, scheduled to leave there at 11 a. in. Whose fault is it that these matters are so hrrauged? CASE DISMISSED. The case of the State vs. Fred Perry, charged with ferrying several bands of sheep across Snake river without hav ing been inspected before removing them to another county, came up in the Probate Court here this morning, witli Dr. G. E. Noble, State Veterinarian, aud several other witnesses attending. As the minimum peualty iu each case of violation of the law is a fine of $200. and as there was no desire on the part of the prosecution to inflict such a pun ishment on the defendant, he and his friends were allowed to pay the costs, and, upon motion of the prosecution, the case was dismissed bj the court. It is quite evideut that there will be no further violations of this law. Axes, double aud siugle bitted, and boys' axes, Keen Kutter brand, from Simmons Hardware Co., of St Louis, at Theo. H. Philipp's Hardware Store. Any Suit in the house for $15. Sweeney, Silver City. MINING IN OWYHEE COUNTY THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH Mr. Fegtley was compelled to lay off the miners working in the upraise stope, Wednesday, until he could pro cure more pipe to put in to supply them with air. They were still taking out high-grade ore. No survey having been made, they are still uncertain how much further they will have to raise to cut into the old Trask shaft. But w ith the character of ere they are ex tracting in making the upraise they are in hopes they may have to con iuue for some distance yet. THE BANNER. A Trade Dollar miner who is one of the local stockholders in the Banuer, visited the Banner mine this week— the first time he had been in it for over a year. He saw the prospect in the Nelson shoot and at the north end of No. 3 and 4 drifts, and came out of the miue "with his head in the air." The young man has only the money he earns as a miner, and expressed a re gret that lie had not pat more of it in Banuer stock. There is nothing new to be said re garding either the mine or the mill this week, further than to state that wont is progressing satisfactorily on both prop ositions. w Electric Power in DeLamar Mill. The electric power was turned on at the DeLamar mill last Friday, aud from the first turn of the drive wheel ran as smooihly as a watch. The motor is coupled direct with the main shaft turning the Chilian mills, and the change in their running was soarcely noticeable. It is the ouly cyanide mill in the district aud the method of treat ing the ores handled is so different from the amalgamating process thaï the mill is a novelty to visitors. It is even a novelty to those who saw the former mill and its system of leaching tanks Bat by a system of keeping the slimss in constant motion uutil they reach the filters when the solution has taken up practically all the values iu the ores, and is separated from the slimes by suction, the work goes on almost auto matically. From the filters the cyanide solution, cariying the values taken tip from the ores, comes almost as clear as spring water, is pumped iuto the pre cipitating tanks where zinc powder takes the values from the solution, aud the zinc powder is iu turn separated from the solution by the solution being forced through canvass diaphragms in a filtering press, the powder afterward cut out with acids and the gold and sil ver values left in a muddy mass is melted into bullion. The foregoing is a rough sketch of the process employed in the DeLamar mill for saving values in the ore. It does the work cheaply and satisfactorily, saving a high percentage, hut the amount of profit derived depends chiefly upon the tonnage of ore treated. At present about 90 tons of ore per day are run through the mill. The Chilian mills and the mechanical appliances were constructed to handle doable the amount now treated. All that is want ed is more taukage for leaching the slimes and more filtering capacity. Plans have been made for such addi tions to the plant that these will be supplied. It is estimated that it will require at least 90 days to complete these additions. During this time changes will be made in the mines so that ore will be delivered at the mill through the mill level tunnel and the use of the gravity tram practically dis pensed with. That there is ore enough of a good grade which can be haudled at a profit, still remaining in the mines to keep the mill steadily employed for years, no one familiar with the property seems to doubt. Validation of Mineral Claims Lo cated by Deputy Mineral Surveyors. The bill introduced by Senator Hey bttrn providing for the validation of mineral claims heretofore made by U S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors has pass ed Ute Senate. If it should become a law it will clear up the uncertainty of title to many valuable claims through out the west. The occasion for the legislation proposed by this bill grows out of the fact that there is a conflict of opinion between the courts, and be tween some of the courts and the Secre tary of the Interior as to whether or not Deputy Mineral Surveyors are regarded as employees of theGeueral Land Office and subject to the laws prohibiting such employees from making locations on public laud. Mauy of these claims have passed into the hands of innocent parties and the uncertainty of title fre quently causes considerable trouble and loss. REYNOLDS. Miss Anna Jordan returned home last week, after spending a couple of w eeks visiting with relatives in Boise. Chas. Johnson and James Keith came up from Wilson Saturday to attend lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Bony Agriola returned home Saturday, bringing with them a new baby boy. James Goble is reported to be quite ill at St. Luke hospital at Boise, hav ing undergone an operation. J. M Brunzell made a business trip over from Nampa the first of the week. We understand that the Given's Hot Springs are under quarantine for small pox. a Robt. Noble spent a few days here last week looking after business affairs. Milt McKenna and Frank Johnston are in DeLamar this week, renewing old acquaintances. Miss Maggie Cavaney returned home after a fortnight's visit, the guest of Mrs. Oscar Brunzell. Mr. aud Mrs. Louise Kelley will leave for t'neir home in Chicago the latter part of this week, after speDdiDg the winter with the latter's mother, Mrs. Nellie Williams. A. J. McSweeney made a flying trip to Silver last Monday. Flossie is six years old. "Mamma,'' she asked one day, "if I get married will I have a husband like pa? "Yes," replied the mother, with a - smile. "And if I don't get married will I Have to be an old maid, like Aunt Kate?" "Yes, Flossie." "Mamma," she said, after a short pause, "it's a tough world for us women, ain't it?" Just received a brand new lot °f tailor made suits at Geo. R. Sweeney's. Souvenir Chinaware and haud paint ed cbinaware in beautiful designs and great variety at Rowett's Jewelry Store. New goods in Hardware, Graniteware Building aud Roofing paper and Win dows, just arrived at Philipp's. Buy vour heating and cook stoves from Philipp.