EQUAL R.IGHTS TO ALL.
SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO NONE.
SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO,
THE LOCAL NEWS.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Sweeney's made to order clothing is up
The Pythian Sisters' ball was well at
tended and was both a social and finan
Mrs. Bachelor and daughter, of De
Lamar, visited with Mrs. R. S. Hawes
Building and Rox Flintcoat Roofing
Paper, and Windows at Philipp's.
Miss Joyce, of Murphy, made a pleas
ant call at the Nugget offiiee and took ad
vantage of our clubbing rates.
M. Kingsinger, who works at the Black
Jack mine had the misfortune to get his
To be well dressed get your clothing at
G. R. Sweeney's.
Universal coffee percolators make per
fect coffee, sold by Philipp.
The little infant born to the wife of
E. Lewis a few weeks ago, died after liv
ing about one week. The parents have
the sympathy of the community.
The latest phonograph records just re
ceived at Rowett'8.
On Christmas night a dispute and row
started in the Brewery saloon that termi
nated in several shots being fired and
the party arrested and placed under $1000
bonds to appear at next term of court.
Mrs. C. S. Burchfield will open dress
making parlors at her residence, where
she will do all kinds of dressmaking, fit
ting and fancy sewing. Being an exper
ienced dressmaker she guarantees satis
faction. Your patronage solicited.
Jack Hogan, an old time miner, and
noted character of this section, died this
morning at 11:30. Atone time Mr. Hogan
w r a8 pretty well fixed, having cleared
about $9000 in the sale of a mining prop
erty on War Eagle.
Well, boys, you know how it is. Onr
stock went up in smoke and we have bills
to pay, so what you may owe us will help
out. We are obliged to collect
counts at once, so come up and settle.
Lowery & Aura.
County Assessor Krieg reports that he
has collected over $40,000 in taxes during
the month of December. Dec. 31, 1908,
he receipted for taxes amounting to
Much praise should be given the ladies
of Silver City, headed by our ever thought
ful County School Supt., Mrs. Myrtle
Hastings Shea, and County Treasurer
elect, Miss Margaret Cavaney, who
served hot coffee to the men who had
been fighting the fire.
The Brewery saloon is "badly disfig
ured but still in the ring," and has
opened for business in the Mills' building,
opposite the Probate court room.
The citizens and property owners of
Silver City wish to express their thanks
for the valuable assistance rendered
us by the people from the surround
ing country during the disastrous fire that
visited tts last Tuesday morning. The
untiring efforts of those who so valiently
aided in controling the flames will long
A fine New* Year's present was re
Having lost very heavily in the recent
fire, it will be necessary for me to collect
all my outstanding accounts. Those in
debted to me will please come forward at
once and settle, as I can not be lenient
any longer. With many thanks to the
willing hands that did their best to
my property and extinguish the flames, I
To all my friends and acquaintances in
Owyhee Co. :
Though brief and simple be the rhyme,
Accept the wish sincere,
A bright and happy Christmastime
A prosperous New Year.
Jos. Dreyer, 8. M.
ceived by W. B. Hurd this morning, when
hie wife presented him with a brand new
8 pound daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Moody arrived
from Emmett and will make Silver their
future home. Mrs. Moody is a sister of
Mrs. Lex Brunzell.
Mrs. Wm. Mclntire and Miss Idaho
Basset, of Boise, are visiting their sister,
Mrs. W. B. Hurd. They are enraptured
with the excellent climate and fine sleigh
ing, and expect to remain here for a
The. DeLamar Glee Club consists of as
fine a male quartette as can be found on
the Pacific coast. They gave us a rare
treat on Christmas evening by serenad
ing many places in Silver City. They
sang many selections of Christmas carols,
that were rendered in an artistic and ex
cellent manner. It was our misfortune
to be absent when they visited the Nugget
building, but Mrs. F. enjoyed the music.
Come again, boys, and we will be at
home; and don't forget that the latch
string hangs on the outside.
The usual aftermath of fire and de
struction of saloon property occurred here
on Tuesday morning. The sheriff and
his deputy promptly closed all the saloons,
but as the ground was covered with bot
tles of all kinds of liquor taken from the
buildings a number were qretty well ginn
ed up and there were were several "scraps"
and one shooting scrape but fortunately
no one was shot or seriously injured. The
party that did the shooting was arraigned
for assault with a deadly weapon and was
placed under $1500. bonds to appear at
the next term of Court. Taking every
thing into consideration there was much
less disorder than one would have looked
for under the circumstancos.
The news of the appalling disasters
from earthquake in southern Italy, where
200,000 people have lost their lives, is
shocking the entire world. The destruc
tion of entire cities with all of the inhabi
tants, or where only a very few escaped,
are common reports. A tidal-wave over
30 feet high swept the country, inland,
for a distance of ten miles, in places, de
stroying everything in its path. When
all the facts are known it is doubtful if the
history of the world can show a more dis
Seneca Walker, who has been attending
school in Baker City, Oregon, is now at
home spending the holidays witli his
Word received here from Salt Lake is
that Mr. and Mrs. Adam Blackstock are
rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy.
Tim Shirley and wife are now living in
their new residence, which they lately
have erected near the ferry.
C. F. Young is putting in a number of
improvements at his place, among which
is a very large tank to be used in connec
tion with the windmill for irrigation pur
Jas. Farrel has just completed the
building of a new house and barn on his
place at Opaline.
Mrs. Elmer Carson, after spending the
summer with friends and relatives at
Chatsworth, 111., has returned to her
ranch and is having a house and barn
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Patton spent Christ
mas with the latter'8 parents at Caldwell.
They report a most enjoyable time while
there, even if they did most freeze to
death going and coming.
J. P. Moon and sons are spending the
holidays on their ranch. They came
over to prepare some land for seeding to
grain but the skating and hunting proved
People here are quite pleased over the
article in last week's Nugget about the
A petition for signers sent here has as
yet been unable to get a single name as
we are quite contented to stay in Owyhee
Wedding Bells at DeUmar.
A very pretty weddiug oceured at De
Lamar on Christmas Eve. at the home of
Mrs. C. D. Bachelor, when her youngest
daughter, Jennie, became the wife of Mr.
Arch Morrel.. The bride is one of DeLa
mar's most beautiful and popular young
ladies, and counts her friends by the
numberof her acquaintances. Thcgroom
has lived in DeLamar for a number of
years, and is quite well known, . being
esteemed as a steady and popular young,
The ceremony, which was very impres
sive, was performed by Rev. Bradly. at
8:30 o,clock. The little three-year-old
nephew' of the bride, Darwin Paulding,
was ring-bearer, and was a picture with
his golden curls and white attire. He
was followed by the flower-girls, three
nieces of the bride, Ruby and Inez Bach
elor, dressed in pale blue silk, and Alda
Hurd, in pink silk, who strewed white
flowers in the pathway of the bride. Mrs.
Nellie Langford, acted as bridesmaid,
and was lovely in white taffeta. Mr.
Harry Bacheler, youngest brother of the
bride, officiated as best man. The bride
was beautiful in white satin messaline,
trimmed with Cluny lace. Her blonde
beauty was enhanced by the filmy bridal
veil, which was caught up with white
roses. She carried a boquet of brides
roses. The hridal party stood under a
wedding bell, completely covered with
The parlor was a bower of Christmas
greens, holly and mistletoe, and pink and
white roses, the color scheme of the din
ing room being red. The table was fes
tooned with smilax and decorated witli
red carnations. Covers were laid for six
teen. Needless to say, the guests enjoyed
a most delicious supper that left nothing
to be desired, as ail who know the famous
culinary qualifications of Mrs. Bachelor
The wedding was a quiet one, only rel
atives and one or two intimate friends
being present. Mrs. Hurd, of Payette,
sister of the bride, with her husband, and
Mr. Harry Bachelor, of Boise, came over
That same evening Mrs. Bachelor won
a beautiful doll at a raffle, and she laugh
ingly, withal rather sadly, remarked that
"while she had lost one doll she had won
another." The happy couple went at
once to housekeeping in the Forney resi
dence and their many friends wish for
them a long and happy life.
Warmer weather prevails in this section
now, which is quite a change from the
severe cold snap of last week.
Robert Grant spent Xmas with his
family in Boise.
Harlow Scott attended the dance at
Oreana Xmas night.
Mrs. McDonald is down from DeLamar,
visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Goble at
Miss Anna Jordan is enjoying a visit
with her sister, Mrs. L. A. York of Boise.
Mrs. Nellie Williams, accompanied by
her niece, Mrs. Angus McDonald, of De
Lainar, went to Boise last week for a
fort-night's visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Langford were
down Dom Silver to eat Xmas dinner
with Mrs. L's. parents. They returned
home the following day.
Ed. Matheson and wife and daughter
Edna, of Murphy, spent Xmas as the home
of C. C. Johnston and wife, Mrs. Matne
U. J. Bernard took a supply of beef to
A number of Murphy young people
will attend the Odd Fellow's dance here
next Thursday evening, and will dance
the old year out and the new year in.
Disastrous Fire in Silver City.
About 2 o'clock Tuesday morning we
were awakened by the cry of fire, and
on looking out saw smoke issuing from
the roof of the Mint saloon, just across
the street from the Nuggetofflce. In an
incredibly short time the flames burst
through the roof, the fire having origin
ated from adefectiveflue, orstove pipe.
The citizens turned out in short order
and soon bad several streams of water
on the fire, but was unable to check
the headway of the flames. Soon re
cruits began to arrive from the sur
rounding mines and Dewey and DeLa
The buildings on that side of the
street consisted of a "frame rauge,'' or
one building attached to another or
built so close to each other that there
was no opportunity to tight the flte
successfully from the side, an as the
ground is quite steep audtbe basements
were used for storing wood, coal and
other fuel, the whole building was soon
a roaring furnace. Fortunately there
was very (ittle wind and the roofs of
the buildings were covered partly with
snow, which saved the town from entire
destruction. As soon as it was seen
that the fire could uot be oonflued to
the huildiug in which it originated, prep
arations were made for blowing up the
adjoiniug buildings by dynamite. By
this time tiie Brewery saloon on the
north was ou Are with no chance of sav
ing it, and charges of powder were
placed iu the Whitefrout barlier shop.
After that was blown up and the Are
fighters could use the hose from that
side the further advance of the Are in
that direction was checked. The blast
ing seemed to cause what little wind
there was to change and blow towards
the south, and soon the huildiug occu
pied by C M. Caldwell, as a general
merchandise store, was on fire, and ss
ibe only salvation for saving the pari of
the town lying south was to stop the
dre at the narrow alley just Bouth of
this building, a heavy cha r ge of giant
powder was put iu the building and it
With five lines of hose from l lie hyd
rants throiwug water upon the flames
the file was beginning to come under
control if it could be stopped at the al
ley south of the Caldwell store, aud by
the united efforts of those flghtiug the
fire it was couflued to the district al
ready in flames, although several times
the buildings across the alley were on
fire, but it was soon put out. Mucii
good was done by shoveliug snow on
the burning buildings, which materially
aided in stopping the fire.
Many acts of heroism and dangerous
risks were takeu but no injury or acci
dents of note occured. The only life
lost so far reported was that of a pet
The financial loss was quite heavy,
beiug estimated at from $35.000 to $50,
000. At the high co*t of material in
this place aDd cost of fuel cousumed the
latter figure would come nearer the cor
rect mark. There was no insurance on
any of the buildings or contents de
stroyed exoept $1500 on Caldwell's stock
of merchandise. The following is a list
of the losses as near as we can nbtaiu
them at present :
L. W. Walker, building and damage
done to fixtures, $1500; Kd. Grete sa
loon building and lunch couuler fix
tures aud stock, $3500; Michael Rock,
reeteauraut, lodging house, saloon build
ing aud 2 store buildings—5 in all—all
well furnished, $20,000; Lowery & Aura,
stock of liquor and cigars aud personal
offsets, $3,000; Chinaman, personal ef
fees and stock of provisions, $1000;
Jack Slattery, stock and damage to
building, $600; C. M. Caldwell, loss and
darasge to stook of general merchan
dise, $7500—insurance $1500. The in
juty to surrounding property and los
ses by hastily moving furniture will
fully amount to $1000.
This has been a sad blow to our town,
but work has already been started to
clexr away the debris aud rebuilding
To Whom It M»v Concern:
Notice is hereby given, that. I, the
undersigned, will, at the January, 1909,
session of the Board of Cöuntv Commis
sioners of Owyhee County, Idaho, ap
ply to said board for authority to ap
point such deputies as mav be necessary
to properly discharge the duties of the
office of Sheriff of Owyhee County.
Dated at Silvi-r City, Idaho, Dec. 4tb
M. M. Krieg,
Sheri ff-etect of Ow 5
hee County. I'lal,
A high grade of nickel plated Tea an<_
Coffee pots at Philipp's.
A fine line of fancy pipes, toys of al
kinds and descriptions, silverware, aud 1
jewelry at Rowett's.
Notice of filing Petition for the Or
ganization of fvn Irrigation Distric'
Notice is hereby given that F. E^
Tracy, and others, have filed a petitiot
with the Clerk of the Board of Countj v
Commissioners of Owyhee County, Ida
ho, for the organization of an irrigation
district. It is proposed in said petition
to construct a new canal system to irri
gate lands in Owyhee County, Idaho,
and the following are the numbers of
the sections in which lands are situated,
which it is proposed to include in such
district, to-wit :
In Secs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10 and 11,
In Township 2 North, of Range 4 West,
of Boise Meridian.
In Secs. 1, 2,3, 10 and 11, in Township
2 North, of Range 5 West, of Boise Mer
In Secs. 17, 18, 19. 20, 21, 27,28,29, 30,
31,32, 33 aud 34, in Township 3 North
of Range 4 West, of Boise Meridian.
In Secs 3, 4, 5, 7,8, 9, 10,13,14, 15, 16,
17,18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,25, 26, 27, 28,
29, 30,'32, 33, 34, 36 and 36. in Township
3 North, of Range 5 West, of Boise
In Secs 12,13, 14, 23. 24 and 25, in
Township 3 North, of Range 6 West, of
In Secs. 19, 20, 29, 30, 31,32 and 33, in
Township 4 North, of Range 5 West, of
In Secs. 14, 23, 24, 25 and 36, in Town
ship 4 North, of Range 6 West, of Boise
' And no'ice is hereby given that such
petition will be presented to the Board
of County Commissioners of Owyhee
County, Idaho, at their office in Silver
City, Idaho, on the 18th day of January,
1909, at 10 o'clock a. ro.
J. 8. St Claib
Clerk of the Board of County Commis
sioners of Owyhee County, Idaho.
Miss Carrie Chapman and Guy Givens
were married Dec. 25, and returned to
their home near Murphy, Monday.
Lee Beck was over from Caldwell a few
days last week, visiting friends.
W. H, Baillie and W. Y. Henderson
returned to their home Sunday, after a
short trip to Boise.
Justice of the Peace Davis was over
from Nampa this week to see about put
ing Wilson in Canyon County.
There were three very enjoyable dances
here last week.
Miss Ruby Rintoul returned from Pay
ot tc, where she has been visiting relatives
for some time.
Charlie Johnston and wife, of Reynolds,
are visiting relatives at Wilson.
Ce.rd of Thinks.
We wish to especially thank those who
rendered us assistance in the recent fire,
and to all who aided in stopping the con
Rood & Nelson.
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