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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM De-vo-tecL to ttie Mining and .A.grio-u.lt-u.ra.1 Interests of Owyhee County VOLUME XIX. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DECEMRER 2, 1909. NUMBER 30 J LOCAL HAPPENINGS Rowett keeps all kinds of Christmas goods. Boys' Underwear, 35 and 40 cts. per garment, S. C. S. Co. A bargain in a first class Sewing Machine at G. R. Sweeney. A good First Class Family Sewing Ma chine for sale oheep at G. R. Sweeney. Mrs. Catlow and children went to Boise on last Wednesday for a few days visit. Mrs. E. J. Burrough left on Monday morning for their new home at Glenns Ferry. An excellent assortment of dolls, toys and all kinds of Christmas goods may be found at J. W. Rowetts. Mr. and Mrs. John Shea left for their home in the valley on last Monday aftei several days visit in Silver City. 1000 bu. of onions per acre is reported from a ranch near Parma, Ida. We would call this a highly perfumed ranch. Cut glass, jewelry of all kinds and pat terns, clocks, watches silver-wear and umbrellas at the Silver City Jewelry Store. Cranberries, preserved and st.ffed figs and dates; Bulk olives, fancy table sauces and pickles for Christmas, S. C. S. Co. Some Eagles have been soaring pretty high for several days and found it rather difficult to accustom themselves to mon place affairs. Arrangements are being made by the Union Sunday School to give an enter tainment on Christmas eve with a Christ mas tree for the little ones. Married : At Nampa on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 25, 1909. Patrick Wm. Kelly, of Wilson, Idaho and Laura May Cox, of Murphy, Idaho; Rev. Joseph Dreyer of Nampa, officiating. A misunderstanding about the collect ing of a bill, yesterday, resulted in a first class "scrap" between two of our busi ness men. However "all is quiet along the Potomac" this morning. JÎfr. Catlow left Sunday morning for Nampa at which place he will load sup plies for their stock ranch in Oregon. He was accompanied by O. A. Petitt who is on his way to his old home at Logans port, Iud. One of the flying "Eagles" lit on an old decrepit Chinaman called "Song Lee" and proceeded to "wipe up the earth" with him. One would think a man of his ability might find more enobling amusement. J.W. Menefee, an old time miner and prospector, has gone down to our ranch on the Owyhee river in Oregon to spend the winter. The climate being so much warmer and the altitude nearly 4000 ft. lower, Jim will think it is summer time all winter. com A public dance will be given at the Jordan Valley Hotel on December 8th 1909. The dances given by this well known hostelry are known to be thing that could be desired in that line and all are assured of a jolly good time. Ail are invited. The Thanksgiving ball given on last Thursday evening by the Rebekah lodge of this city was well attended and social and finanical success. The lunch served by the ladies was excellent and was well patronized. Many were in at tendance from outside points thoroughly enjoyed themselves. State Surveyor Utley has recently de termined that the boundry line between Owyhee and Twin Falls countiecf is really about 30 rods east of the place designated on the maps. This adds a strip 30 rods wide and about 65 miles long to Owyhee County. As this county has only about 8,130 square miles of territory, this little strip will "help some." A continuous telephone line from St. Paul to Puget Sound, by way of Spo kane, is to be constructed soon. Inde pendent interests have acquired a large number of telephone companies in the intervening territory, so that a through conection can be established without much difficulty, it is said. Seattle is to he the weastern terminal. This wire will ultimately give telephone service to New York, thereby making it possible to talk from the Atlantic to the Pacific. was a and WANTS SILVER REMONETIZED Revival of THia Subject by Sir Moreton F «wen. Sir Moreton Frewen will address the business men of Salt Lake Dec. 1, and those of Denver Dec. 8, on the rejuve nation of silver as a medium of financial exchange. Mr. Frewen will be remembered as one of the world's most ardent advocates of bimetallism during its discussion in the United States ten years ago. He is said never to have abandoned the belief that eventually all nations must again adopt the double standard, and to have equipped himself with data at this time which proves bimetallism isthç only Safeguard against an ultimate world's financial catastrophe He landed in San Francisco a few days ago en route to England from the orient, being on a world's tour in this cause.-Ex. per to be the of of for an of ft. That the future prosperity of this min ing camp depends alone on the working of the Trade Dollar property is a mistake which some people have accepted as a fact. While the Trade Dollar company has been a great producer and has em ployed a number of men, the camp pros pered before the Trade Dollar company came into existance and will do so again. One by one the elements of nature are being legislated into the control of the corporations until it will be but a short while until companies will be found to furnish pure air for the inhab itants of this country. Already a scheme has been proposed in Chicago to pipe pure air from the newly discovered regions of the north pole. The old saying of "Trade follows the Flag" will soon be better known by "Graft follows the Flag. " The campus of the University of Wash ington is to become a public park, under the direction of the Seattle Park Board. A lease has been effected with the regents, covering the period of several years. During this time the city will expend *10,000 to maintain the landscape gar dening features, which made the Alaska Yukon- Pacific Exposition gronnds the admiration of all visitors. Had the city not stepped in, they would have been lost. Later on, it is hoped that the Legislature will make provision to take care of the state property. The fairy tales published concerning the wonderful deposit of gold in the Jar bridge camp are surely "going it pretty strong." We hope that even a twentieth part of what they claim is true, as even then this newly discovered locality will be one of the richest mining camps in the world. Slowly but surely the pro gress of mining excitement from Southern Nevada is coming toward Silver City, the "Mother" camp of the west. A mining engineer of much experience while looking over this camp recently said to us "If the mines surrounding Silver City were in Nevada they would not lay idle very long." From a newspaper man's standpoint, Lynden, Wn., seems to be the ideal place to live and Dan Cloud ia the luckieet of all editors. The local commercial club has just voted him substantial evidence of its appreciation of bis efforts to boost that locality, through the columns of The Tribune. It is generally taken for grant ed that that is a part of an editors every day routine. But the business men and farmers of Lynden seem to be of another stripe. They wanted Editor Cloud to know that they appreciated his work. The result is that Lynden is going to have a better booster than ever before. Other editors are equally deserving of such recognition and the community that grants it will be the gainer a thousand fold. the 8th last at de St. the to a Monday afternoon a young man by the name of Martz, who had been drinking pretty freely of the beverage that makes men "wild and wooly" undertook to take possession of the batcher shop of this place and began abusing Fred Ulmer in a violent manner. Mr. Ulmer object ed and proceeded to put Martz out of his place of business when Martz threatened to get a gun and put daylight through our accomodating butcher, got his gun first and held the officious young man up when he was speedily taken in charge by Sheriff Kreig and taken to the county jail after some re sistance. By Tuesday morning quite gentle and when released begged Mr. Ulmers pardon and said he would never do so anymore. But Fred he was OWYHEE COUNTY MINING NEWS THE BANNER With the extension of the north drift on the Banner vein the character of the ore continues to improve both in appearance and quality. Where this vein was en countered in the crosscut tunnel the vein had "faulted" and was some what broken up but as the drift is carried far ther north into the more permanent part of the hill the rock is showing a more permanent formation and the vein im proving. The management is much encouraged py the present outlook. Silver City M. <& M. Co. Word was received from the officers of this company, who are now in London, England, that no more stock should be sold and the work on the property sus pended for the present, as the English Company who are about to take over the property desired to take up the stock already sold and to get entire control of the property. The disposal of this well known property to English capitalists who have an unlimited amount of funds wherewith to prosecute the development work will ensure a large expenditure in opening the mine, erection of mills and installation of other machinery. 'Bhe Dewev Homestake Mining Co, (From Evening Capital Hews.) The Dewey Homestake Mining com pany, which has recently organized with A. E. Carlson as president; C. A. Ren eker, vice president; Louis Arens, secre tary, and George Fletcher treasurer, has taken over what is known as the Dewey Homestake mining property on Granite mountain, near Dewey, and will start active development work on the property at once. The property is located in the Owyhee mountains near 8ilver City and is one of the most promising claims discovered there in recent years. For the amount of development work done it has made as fine a showing as many of the older mines in that section. The property was discovered by George Schlack early in 1893, after several months of prospecting, he having pan ned some rich gold from the gravel some two miles below, where he later discover ed the outcroppings of the ledge, which proved to be a mammoth dyke of rhyolite so strongly impregnated with mineral that the surface resembled a vast bed of hemitite ore. Work on the property showed that beneath the surface the honey-combed rock carried good values. Mr. Schlack improved the property to the extent of his ability, but not having means and being unable to get capital interested be cause of the central location of the prop erty, which people stated, could not have been overlooked for so long and again being in a district unknown as a<>mineral ized belt the discoverer was unable to in terest parties and the only development was done by him. Recently, while in that district, Mr. Reneker, a mining ex pert from Kansas City, who has opened offices here, made an investigation of the property, took samples of the ore from which he received assay varying from $98 on the surface to as high as $3000 per ton at the bottom of the shaft, which is 300 feet. A farther investigation of the property was made with a result that a company was formed and George Schlack engaged as superintendent to improve the prop erty, which the owners believe will prove one of the bonanzas of the Silver City district. LEWISTON NORMAL NOTES When the new Normal gymnasium is | finished this month; two operettas will be i given by the students under the direction of Miss Chamberlain, head of the music department. One is called ' 'The J apaneee Girl" and the other "A Cup of Saki." Prof. H. A. Hallowell, head of the European history department, has just received from London 600 lantern slides to be used in illustrating different phases and periods of Greek, Roman, and Eng lish history. The Lewiston Normal is the only institution in the Northwest using this preeminently attractive and useful method in teaching European history. A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Forming New National Party. This appears to us to be the most sensi ble movement that has been advocated on this subject. Bryan and his followers, LaFolIette with the republican insurgents, the populist leaders, the labor unions, and in fact all who are fighting for the com mon good are all striving for one and the same thing, i.e. the defeat of the system of graft, corruption and oppression, now so firmly intrenched with the old political parties. Bryanism is for reform—but it must come through the Democratic party ; La Follette and his followers are for re form but it must come through their way and through the Republican party. While the Populists, Labor Leaders, and Socialists are for reform, but it must come their way; while the Cannon Aldrich-Taft-Trust A Graft Company are out for the spoils and are a united party and propose to have things their way. And so the dance goes merrily on, and the common people pay the fiddler. Now comes forward a movement to unite all the different sects or party fac tions of reform for the common good. But why pick on Roosevelt for a candi date? We admit that he has shown some very admirable trials of character and de termination, but "there are others, ' ' Ted dy is not the only one who could lead the combined forces of reform to victory. He is too much of a partisan. But be that as it may, the leadership and candidates should be an after consideration. For the present the aim should be to get the reform forces together and unite them all in one party harmony. One that would not allow little petty differences and false reports circu lated by the system's agents to cause their ranks to be broken and scattered. The following article taken from an exchange indicates that a movement of this nature is being advanced: "W.A. Dillon, head of the populist, party in Missouri and its candidate for governor at the last election, is aggress ively advocating in the middle state press, a new national party composed of demo crats, populists and insurgent republi cans, with former President Roosevelt as its candidate to succeed Taft. He says it is the only plan that will de feat the Canaon-Aldrich republicans and secure the reforms advocated by these parties.' ' a party that would work in Dedicated to the Memory of "Our Darling; Florence. ■ God take back our loved one, You loaned us a lew years ago. Back to Thy throne in glory But Oh !— we shall miss her so. You loaned her to us Jesus To cheer us on our way How could we live without her If we nad not learned to pray. It seems like God in His mercy Could have left her a little while But Lord—Thy will be done Take back our darling child. We do not want to bring her Back to this earth again We are glad she is home with Jesus, Away from this world ot sin. We know that we shall miss her Bat we know where she has gone Back to the One who loaned her To await that glorious dawn. Lord give ns a heart as loving As the one you have taken away May we follow in Thy footsteps, To meet her there some day. Make us kind and gentle Give ns forgiving heart* Teach ns the way eternal May we ne'er from Thee depart. Help us forget the dark days That are just now passing by To think more of the Fnture And the One who reigns on high. | i Show ns the work in Tby vineyard And we will do our best To be Thy true under shepherd May in this oar hearts find rest. True a child Bhall lead them To walk on the golden street May we be a united family Around Tby mercy seat. G.S.S. Corporations Contend For "Juicy" Irriga tion Projects. NUMEROUS - APPLI CATIONS FOR THE SOUTHERN IDAHO SEGREGATIONS. A Water=wagon that It Pays to Get On. UP TO THE STATE LAND BOARD. And the Poor Farmer ia to PAY the Bill. With delegation of citizens and water users of Sunnyside and Mountainhome, representatives of the Bruneau Irrigation Co. and Southern Idaho Reclamation company, together with I. B. Perrine and S. H. Hays of the Twin Falls North Side Land & Water company in the sen ate chamber of the state house at Boise on the 10th alt., an important meeting of the state board of land commissioners was held with a view to disposing of the conflicting claims. Through a compromise effected by the interested companies, the Bruneau com pany will receive the project o( that name embracing some 46,000 acres of the original segregation of 77,000 acres made at the request of I. B. Perrine and 6. H. Hays over a year ago, the Twin Falls company withdrawing from direct connection with the project. Water rights will probably be fixed at (60 as against $60, the estimated price in the original application. A compromise with respect to the conflicting claims for the Sunnyside project to the effect that the Southern Idaho Reclamation company, reclaim 25,000 acres and allow the Twin Falls Land & Water company to take over the remainder of the lands in a project of 200,000 acres, was presented to 8. H. Hays, but rejected by th Southern Idaho Reclamation company, which insists on a project ef 67,000 acres as applied for with water rights at $70 per acre. The segregation of the entire 67,000 acres was opposed by representatives of the Twin Falls company who stated that their project would not be consum mated in the event of such a segrega tion for the Southern Idaho Reclama tion company. The price of water rights of the Twin Falls company is placed at $85.—Ex. IMPORTANT NOTICE To tha Officers ervd Members of Owyhee Aerie Ne. 1737. At the next regular meeting, on Dec. 9th, there will be election of officers for the ensuing year. Yonr attendance ia desired. Hinry Rood, Worthy President. O. A. Prrrrr, Secretary. For the Season of Long Evenings. There are no lonely winter evenings in the homes where The Youth's Compan ion is a weekly visitor, and there need be no idle hours. The variety of the paper's contents appeals to every mem ber of the household, and before one issue is exhausted the next is waiting at the post-office. During the winter season The Companion prints nearly a hundred complete stories of considera ble length, besides the absorbing serials some 26 articles by men and women of renown, and about twice as many short character and humorous sketches as there are winter nights. 8ucb an article as "Winter Gardening" suggests an interesting occupation which can be carried on in Alaska with snow twenty feet deep, and without the coat oi a dol lar. It is well "worth while" to read a paper so carefully and ably edited. Send your subscription ($1.75) at once so as to receive free all the issues oi The Companion lor the remaining weeks of 1909, as well as The Compainion's "Venetian" Calinder for 1910, litho graphed in thirteen colors and gold. THE YOUTH'S COMPANION, Companion Building, New Subscriptions Received at this Office. Boston, Mass.