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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM VOLUME XVII. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, MAY 8, 1908. NUMBER 52 THE LOCAL NEWS Little Miss Florence Petitt, not in very good health—it is thought the altitude Short Items of Interest for Nugget's Ma.rvy R.eaders effects her—went to Boise last week to spend some time and try what change it will make on her. The leading stores in town, as will be seen by a card in this issue, have resolved, beginning with next Monday, to close their doors at 8 o'clock p. m. This is as it should be in every town. Mrs. Weston has ordered a new assort ment of hats and a lot of other summer finery for her store, which she expects to have on display by next Monday, and ladies are invited to call and inspect. Yesterday, last night and today the weather up here in the mountains has been cold, snowy and blustery. It is to be hoped that the cold has not extended to the valleys as it would be a serious in jury to the fruit crop. Charley Simmons bought the Stewart house, this w r eek and is having it torn down and removed to Booneville and put up as an addition to his Roadhouse. The burning of the buildings at Dewey has largely increased his hotel business, requiring additional room. The Idaho hotel people have purchased the Royal lodging house, and are having it refitted and refurnished for additional lodging accommodations for their hotel. .Mrs. Spencer, who has been occupying it, removed this week to the building form erly occupied by Nugget. We have the honor and pleasure of notifying you that Holy Mass will be read at the Catholic Church, Silver City, on Sunday, May 10th, at 8:00 a. m., and at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Evening devo tions at 8:00 p. m. Kindly invite your relatives and friends to be present. Paul Nelson is distributing cigars and other good things with a liberal hand this week, for the good and sufficient reason that the stork presented a twelve pound boy at his family residence at six o'clock, Wednesday evening. Paul is proud and Mrs. Nelson and baby are getting on nicely. The county convention to select dele gates to the Wallace convention, called for next Tuesday, to choose delegates to the republican presidential convention is now in session in Silver City, believe, not largely attended. It will doubtless instruct its delegates to support Taft for the presidential nomination. The night watchman at the DeLamar hotel, accused of making derogatory marks concerning a lady down there, got a head put on him by a young man of the town. The watchman, when down, pulled his gun. but had it taken from him by a third party, watchman got his discharge from the company, and another man is now doing duty in his place. Mr. E. J. Burrough, of the Big Store, is in Boise this week, selecting a stock of dry goods from samples displayed there by eastern salesmen from houses with which their firm deals. The stock of samples which the salesmen carry is too bulky and heavy to be carried away from railroad points, and they prefer to pay their customers expenses for coming to meet them and make their purchases. Ray C. Bernard, up here today to at tend the republican county convention, a Taft man from the word "go," says that he does not think the frost has done any injury to the fruit crop along that portion of Snake river, except the apri cots, which were far enough advanced to be caught a week ago by the frost which then occurred. The peaches, apples and cherries, he thinks, are alright at present. It is, we re away Result, One of Jim Goble's big freight teams made matters exciting in DeLamar, yes terday. Starting from the mill yard it ran across the bridge and up the street until the wagon collided with and knock - cd a corner off Wilkin'« residence, then ran down through the lower town until it got tangled up and one horse fell down while going up a grade, and a man caught and quieted them. But little harm was done, but some narrow escapes were made. I We clip from the San Jose, Cal., Jour nal, of April 24, the following, relating : the death and burial at that place of old gentleman who a few years ago was, \ with his family, a resident of this place, One of his daughters married Lockey Bowman, then of Black Jack, and an Mrs. John P. Nugent, of Boise, and her son, Ainslie, left last week to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Dr. Perrault, in San Francisco. They were there to enjoy the festivities attending the arrival of the big war fleet. Mr. Nu gent is left alone to continue his battle against the Dubois anti-Mormon faction, seeking to control or bust the democratic party in Idaho, but with the help of Perky, Paine, Flenner and others, his chances for success are more than good. William A. Austeon, the oldest and one of the best working miners in the camp, who for several years has put in the win ters at the Trade Dollar mines and his Bummers developing some promising cop per properties which he owns over the line in Nevada, about 20 miles from Three Creek, Idaho, took his departure from here Wednesday, for the latter camp. He has his properties now opened so they show extensive and valuable de posits of the red metal, but the trouble is, they are so remote from the lines of travel that it is difficult to get mining men suf ficiently interested in them to go so far out of the way to see them. However, the construction of the proposed railway from Gooding to Wells, Nevada, will bring a line within 30 miles of them, and make this new mining district in the Elk mountains sought after. Mrs. John Slattery received a telegram last week, Wednesday, from her sister, Mrs. Paguin, of Goldfield, Nev. moiling her to the bedside of their father, James Doherty, very ill at Mrs. Paguin's home in that camp. She started for there the following morning, and since arriving has written her husband a letter stating she had found her father somewhat bet ter but looking awfully bad, and she had very little hopes of ever seeing him up again. He has heart trouble, and his physician says he is liable to drop off any minute. Daddy Doherty, as he was familiarly called by his friends, was a well known personage in DeLamar, where he resided for a good many years, with his wife, since deceased, one son and two daughters, since married—one Aggie, now Mrs. Paguin, and one Mrs. Slattery. The old gentleman is now in his 64th year. Commissioner Brunzell returned yes terday, from a week's inspection of the public roads in the western and north western portions of the county. He went from here to Trout creek and the state line near Jordan Valley; thence to Dairy and South Mountain; thence via Flint and Cottonwood to DeLamar; thence to Homedale via Cow creek, Rockville and Succor creek ; thence back, through Poi son creek precinct, Enterprise and Wil son, to Murphy. He says he found the roads generally in better condition, at this season of the year, owing to the lack of rain. A large amount of wool is being hauled to the railroad from this portion of the county and from Jordan Valley, for storage. The fruit crop on Succor creek and about Homedale and along the river, he thinks, has been considerably injured by recent frosts. sum an ■ other one is now school superintendent in Blaine county: "The funeral of the late James B. Kinggold will take place tomorrow mor ning from the family residence on Stone avenue at 10:30 o'clock. The interment will be at Oak Hill cemetery. "The late James B. Ringgold was born in Baltimore, Md., December 2, 1831. He came to California in 1849, crossing the plains. He lived in the Sacramento valley and various towns in the northern part of the State for several years. From there he went to southern Oregon, then to Virginia City, Nev., and the rest of his life was spent in that State and Idaho until a year ago, when he came to San Jose with his family. He was married in 1875 to Miss Ida Negus, whose father was at one time a resident of San Jose. - AGREEMENT TO CLOSE STOR.ES AT 8iOO P. M We, the undersigned, do hereby agree to close our respective places of business at 8:00 p. m. sharp, on all days except Saturdays, beginning Monday, May 11th, Signed, The Bibbins-Myer Co., Ltd. Silver City Supply Co. C. M. Caldwell. Silver City, May 8, 1908. 1908. REYNOLDS. Mrs. Frank Scott has been quite ill for the past week, but is very much improved again. John Turmes passed through here last week enroute to San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnston visited in Boise, last week. G. A. Bergh came over from Nampa, Friday, to look after liis mining interests. He has several men at work on the Sun ny Side mine and reports everything looking fine. Mrs. J. Babington has been feeling very poorly for several days. The Leap Year Ball given at the Odd Fellows Hall, last Friday evening, by Mesdames Goble and Brunzell, Misses Sisk, Johnston and Jordan, was quite well attended and every one had a good time. It is resolved that the ladies know how to run things.' Ö. F. Brunzell made a business trip to Nampa, last week, after a load of freight. HOT SPRINGS ITEMS. Mr. Calkins, who is living on an island about a half mile below the springs, has purchased a gasoline engine for irrigating purposes. Mr. W. W. Bartow is preparing to move his dairy outfit to the hills for the summer. Again that vaquero from the hills vis ited the springs. With his jaw set in determination, he prepared to carry off our beloved sehoolma'm, but again he went back to the hills downhearted. Blood-curdling murmurs have been start ed on both sides, but she asserts it was "nay." Guy Givens visited the springs last night. He returned to the corrals this morning.—April 30. . Mr. Walker has finished his cellar and Mr. Stewart, who has been helping him, returned home. R. J. Givens is working on an engine that, if it proves successful, will revolu tionize the mechanical world. A good crowd of people were spending a day at the springs last Sunday. Send your Capital News Coupons to Charlotte Bergh, Nampa. We are help ing her in this neck o' the woods. —Givens. MINING IN OWYHEE COUNTY POTOSI, Work was begun on the construction of the Potosi mill on Wednesday of this week and several big freight loads of the' timbers are now on the ground and more are arriving every day. All the machin ery and equipments for the mill, as well as all the lumber required, are expected to arrive here as rapidly as they are need ed, and the work will be rapidly pushed until completed. The new tunnel to open the ore bodies in the mine, above the shaft-house level, was started this week. This tunnel runs from the west, and will cut the old drift run years ago about its face, and save cleaning out and re-timbering this old drift, now badly caved, besides making a new dump for the waste. The vein is quite wide in the face of the old drift and contains a larger percentage of silver. As it is extended into the mountain it will gain in depth quite rapidly, and it is hoped, will cut into rich shoots of ore known to be located further south. It is known that the Potosi vein extends south beyond the limits of its ground and shows in the rich prospects on the Getehell claims beyond the summit of the hill. No work is now being done on No. 3 drift north, the power drills being taken from that drift for use in the shaft-house level tunnel. Mr. D. C. Nevin, president of the com pany, visited the mine yesterday and was well pleased with the manner in which the work is progressing and favorably im pressed with the prospects. THE BANNER.. W. S. Sterling, a traveling man for a Portland wholesale house, making his 22nd annual call at Silver City, spent Tuesday here, visiting the Banner mine and mill, he having been among the first subscribers for stock in that company. In company with Manager. Steele and Mine Superintendent Jones, he went thoroughly through all the workings in the mine, and expressed himself surprised at the amount of work done in its devel opment and the showing made. After being shown through the mill he declared equal gratification, saying it was the most substantially constructed mill for its capacity ho had seen, and he has no doubt about its ability to work the ores of the mine very economically and make close saving of values. In other words, as he expressed himself to a friend, he was pleased beyond measure with his visit. In his travels he meets a number of the stockholders in the company, and he will leave with them all a favorable impression of their investment. The only regret Mr. Sterling had to ex press, was that the company had not started and run the top-of-the-mill cross cut tunnel to cut the mine at greater depth and by so doing, had obviated the necessity of building the gravity tram, by dropping the ore down to this tunnel from the level tram and delivering at the mill through the lower tunnel. It was explained to him that this had been. thought of, but had not been done be cause of the time it would take before ore could be delivered at the mill. The trestle work for the gravity tram is now nearly completed, and lumber and rails for the level tram are now coming in. The company has ordered supplies of quicksilver, lime, salt and bluestone which will arrive by the time they will be needed. A connection is now being made be tween No. 4 drift north in the mine and the winze started in No. 3 north, sunk Indore the present company took posses sion of the property. The upraise is now up better than 50 feet, in a body of good grade ore and is expected to connect with the winze when raised only a few feet more. The incline upraise from No. 1 level to the surface is now nearly completed. FRANCIS E. ENSIGN. DEAD. All Owyhee old timers remember Fran cis E. Ensign, a prominent attorney who came to Silver City, practiced law here and held a conspicuous jjosition in Owy hee affairs, from 1876 until 1878, when he removed to Boise and remained four years and then went to Hailey where death overtook him last Monday. Mr. Ensign was born in Painesville, O., in 1829, and came west to California in 1854. He was married at Silver City in 1876. We are not informed as to what family he left, except we are informed that one son is now prosecuting attorney of Blaine county. Many pleasant things are said of the deceased concerning incidents which oc curred during his residence in Silver City. HOMESEEKERS RATES FROM COLORADO TO IDAHO. The Oregon Short Line officials have completed arrangements by which a homeseeker's rate of one fare plus two dollars will be put into effect May 19, and continue until Dec. 1, from all Colorado points to Idaho points. These tickets are good for twenty-one days, thus giving homeseekers ample time to look over all the desirable farming localities in south ern Idaho. It has been several years since there have been any homeseeker's rates from Colorado and it is believed the rate will bring many Colorado farmers here. They are a particularly desirable class as they are already familiar with ir rigation and do not have to learn it. A TAFT WEEK. During the past week some notable ad ditions have been made to the Taft list of delegates and any doubt as to his nomi nation on the first ballot has been re moved. He now has considerably over 300 delegates instructed for him with a reasonable certainty that a good percent age of the uninstruefed delegates are for him. It is, however, immaterial whether any of the uninstructed delegates are for him or not as he will have more than enough instructed delegates by the time the convention meets.—Nampa Leader Herald. If the Idaho Statesman would only say what it wishes to be inferred respecting Senator Heyburn, it would be the more manly course to pursue. Its manage ment tries to leave the impression that it is friendly to biggest brained man who ever occupied a seat in the U. S. Senate from Idaho, while on every opportunity giving some of his actions or opinions ex pressed just the intimation of a slur of disapproval. That the senator, while disagreeing with some of the policies of the administration and openly opposing them, still continues to maintain its good will and regard, as well as that of its friends who do not always view affairs in the same light as he, shows that he is a big man. The Statesman knows this, but refrains from saying it for some ul terior reason. Rowett has just received and placed on his shelves a consignment of Eldison phonographs, with a great variety of the latest records produced by that machine. When vou want a perfect Fhonograph yon will find that the Edi son stand at the head of the list for clearness and d'stinctiveness, as well a great variety of records.