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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM Devoted to tli© lÆining and JLgrio\alt-u.ra-l Interests of* Owyhee County SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1910, VOLUME XX. NUMBER 13 Announcement. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the office of Sheriff of Owyhee County, Idaho, subject to the action of the voters, at the primaries to be held the 30th day of August, 1910. W. A. LEWIS. Announcement. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the Republican nomination for the office of Commissioner for the 2nd district of Owyhee County, Idaho, subject to the action of the Republican primaries to be held the last Tuesday in August, August 30, 1910. C. M. Sutton. Announcement I hereby announce myself as candidate for the office of county commissioner of Owyhee county, subject to the action of the voters of the republican party at the primary election to be held the last Tues day in August, August 30th, 1910. C. H. Grktr. Announcement. I hereby announce myself as candidate for the office of Prosecuting Attorney of Owyhee County, subject to the action of the republican party at the primary elec tion to be held Tuesday, August 30, 1910. C. M. Hays. Announcement. I hereby announce myself as candidate for County Commissioner of District No. 2, subject to the action of the republican party at the primaries to be held on Tues day, August 30, 1910. R. J. Gikford. Announcement. I hereby announce myself as candidate for the office of State Senator, subject to the action of the democratic party at the primary election to be held on Tuesday, August 30, 1910. John C. Connors. Local Happenings We are glad to note that Mrs. J. W. Stoddard is improving from her recent illness. Mrs. George Schlack left here last Sat urday morning for a trip to Boise and other points. The next exciting diversion, among the politicians, will be the fall election. Let the fur fly. George R. Sweeney was up here yester day from De Lamar, soliciting orders for fall and winter clothing. Free concert every evening next door to Fritz Schleifer's residence, more fami liarly known as the shoemaker shop. Mrs. Ida Moe, of Caldwell, arrived here on last evening's stage to visit with her mother, Mrs. Wilhelmina Grete, and other relatives. Barney Matteson, mine manager for the Trade Dollar company, went out to Boise on Monday morning's stage to pay a short visit with his family. George Lewis, a sheepman of this coun ty, shipped several carloads of sheep from Murphy Saturday. They were sent to <the Omaha market. Mr. Lewis went with them, and will be gone about two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Fegtly came up from Jordan Valley last Friday and re mained until Monday to help out the printer at the Nugget who had more work than he could handle alone. Thank you and call again. J. W. Menefee, who has spent the past nine months on a ranch down on the Owyhee, came in to town the other day and is looking better than we have seen him since we were first acquainted with him. He only intends to stay here a short time when he will in all probability re turn to the ranch again. Look over the list of announcements in this week's issue. We have added two more names to it in the persons of R. J. Gifford, republican candidate for nomi nation for the office of county commis sioner of District No. 2, and John C. Connors, democratic candidate for the nomination for the office of State Senator. Under the new postal law which went into effect on January 1st, 1909, no pub lisher is allowed to send a paper through the mails, unless the subscription is paid. The Nugget has number of subscribers who are in arrears and unless these sub scriptions are paid, we will be compelled to discontinue their papers. We have this week sent out notices to all of them and hope they will promptly respond to our civil reminder. If you owe the Nug get for subscription, please remit at once, for no matter how much we would like to keep on sending you the paper, we can not do so under the new postal law unless your subscription is paid strictly in ad vance. Owyhee county is second to get in with its report of assessed valuation for the current year, and, like Shoshone county, shows a decrease in nearly all taxable property, especially in the profits of mines but an increase in patented lands and improvements thereon. The total assess ed valuation for the year is $2,164,255.83, or $153,558.81 less than for 1909. Com pared with the abstract of last year, the report shows a loss of livestock of all kinds of 78,727 head; patented lands, an increase of 5000 acres; improvements thereon, about $7000; city and tow n lots, a decrease of $40)0; net profit of mines, a decrease of $17,000, and a decrease in the stock of national and other banks.— Statesman. Strange as it may seem, but neverthe less true, there are a few r former Silver City residents residing at Nampa and vi cinity who seem to think they know more about what is going on in our camp than we who live here do ourselves. Our ad vice to these is: If you don't know the facts in the case, keep your mouths shut. A particular former Silver City resident stepped off the train at Nampa where he met with another former acquaintance from here, and, of course, began asking all ksnds of questions regarding the old camp. What the object of this man could have been in telling so many untrue stories about our camp, wo have no con ception, but this former resident made up his mind to come on through anyhow to find out for himself, and he is now convinced that the man with whom he had his conversation, did not know what he was talking about. Later we learn that that is way near-bear affects some people who have been in the habit of hav ing the pure stuff over here. of a to to up re The Nugget shop, being well equipped with a good line of display type of differ ent kinds, is now more capable than ever to take care of your job work. The Cigar Factory at this place manu factures two very fine grades of cigars, the "Pig Tail" and "A. J." brands are made of the choicest tobacco imported from Havana. These We take this means of telling the pub lic that Geo. R. Sweeney, of DeLamar, has the best tailor-made ready-to-wear clothing that can be had and at prices that are so low that it will astonish you. Better go and see him. Death of Harold Stoddard. Harold William Stoddard was bom May 21, 1900, and died at Silver City, July 31, 1910, aged ten yeare two months and ten days. About four years ago he had a spell of typhoid fever which left his system in a weakened condition, but he seemed to be recovering from its effects until about five mouths ago when he was obliged to give up his studies at school on account of a sort of nervous disorder of some kind. This manifested itself first in a rheumatic attack, then heart trouble and then other weaknesses. It seemed that no sooner would the doctor succeed in toning up one organ than a weakness would develop in some other part of his body. The last of May his heart became so badly affected that at the doctor's ad vice he was taken to Boise where it was thought that the lower altitude would be favorable to a more rapid recovery. For a few weeks he seemed to improve but as the warm weather became more and more oppressive, he began to long for the mountains and begged his mother who never left his side with her tender care, to be taken home. The doctor who. had been treating him there consented to his j wishes, saying that his worry might be worse for him than the high altitude, When he left the train at Murphy, he walked for a short distance to show his father, who had confe with a team to meet them, that he was getting better, and when he started on the way for tlie mountains he was happy and began to sing at the thoughts of soon being home again. Under the skillful care of Dr. Schuyler he continued to improve fora time but his nervous system had received too severe a strain and a few days ago it was seen that he was losing his vitality to respond to medical treatment. Throughout his sickness he bore his suf fering bravely and to the inquiries of his friends who called to ask about his health he would always reply promptly and with cheerful, hopeful accents that he was feeling well and hoped to be out soon. His bed was so situated that he could look out on the street where his little friends with shout and laughter were running about in their play and although the sight of them made him eager to join with them again, yet he never mourned over his misfortune nor complained over his hard lot. Just as a growing plant that has been struck by an early blight hastens on to rapid maturity, so he, struck by the blight of an early death, seemed to have suddenly reached the ma ture thoughts of inanhoad. There were no childish tears nor peevish fretfulness, for he saw that all was being done for him that human hands could do. To ward the last, though, he expressed a wish to his father that lie might die and be free from his sufferings, and asked his mother and grandmother to pray to God to take him. "Oh, Harold," his sorrowing father exclaimed, "try to be patient a little lon ger. We are doing all we can for you." "Well, papa, I've tried to be patient a long time," he said with a sigh of resig nation, "but it's no use. I want God to let me die." Then as the father, mother, brother and sister came near his side eager to do something for him and sad at their help lessness to be of further assistance, he was more thoughtful of their feelings than of his own suffering and to relieve them he asked a little favor of each one,—sister might get him a drink and brother, father and mother, too, were asked for some little service. "Don't cry and feel bad," he begged, "but all of you begood. I'm sure everything will be all right with me." As the Sabbath afternoon slowly wore away it was seen that he was becoming weaker and weaker, paler and paler. His dear ones watching at his side could not keep back their grief at the thoughts that he would soon be beyond recall. Opening his eyes for the last time, he said, "Don't cry, mamma," then relapsed into a quiet ness as calm and peaceful as an infant's dream. So gently did he pass from this world that it was difficuft to tell the ment when the little soul took its flight. The last words, so full of quiet comfort, so strong with confident assurance, and the peaceful end did more than living friends could have done toward staying the floods of grief and reconciling the minds of his dear ones to their sad loss. The funeral service was conducted by Father Reis at the Catholic church. The little white casket was covered with beau tiful home-cut flowers which loving hands had arranged and sent as tokens of love and sympathy. At the close of the ser vice the many friends who had filled the house to overflowing were allowed to view for the last time the little form, looking so calm and peaceful and so like an inno cent child in quiet slumber. A large crowd followed the remains to their final do for be of to mo resting place in the city cemetery. While we cannot understand the plans of'the Almighty in thus taking away, in life's glad morning, a life so full of good nature, joyousness and promise, yet there is in this sad event a lesson of patience and an example of fortitude too precious to be lost; and would that every boy, girl, man and woman might be able to meet life with its temptations, its troubles and its sorrows as patiently, as cheerfully and as fearlessly as little Harold Stoddard met death on that quiet Sabbath after noon. Card of Thanks. We desire to express our heartfelt and sincere thanks to all, who in the dark hour of our bereavement, so kindly helped to lighten the burden of sorrow which has overtaken us. We shall forever remember you with the deepest feelings of sincere gratitude, for the kindly sympathy extended us, and especially those who tendered the beauti ful flowers and floral pieces as a tribute to our darling boy. / Mb. and Mas. W. J. Stoddard. THE BANNER. We visited the Banner mine last Sun day and found the work progressing with the same energy aud progress as usual. The north drift from the crosscut tunnel is now in over 1000 feet and the character of the vein has improved considerably since our last visit. The walls are well defined and everything indicates that the ore bodies encountered in the upper work ings will soon be opened on this level. Some active development work is being done on the 965 vein where an upraise is being made in which some good ore was found that leads one to believe that an ore body exists near the present workings on this vein. Also a good showing is being made in a tunnel that is being driven on another part of their property where the indica tions of ore are very flattering. The Banner company has done a great er amount of work for the money ex pended than is generally done on mining properties. There is every reason to believe that the day is not far distant when this pro j vegtmelltan a the stock of the company J w ;|| be*eagerly sought for by mining in vestors at an advanced price, I - perty will be known as a well paying in I (Jeo. R. Sweeney has just received and j now has on display a full and complete line of samples of the latest fall and win ter clothing. Go and see him for a good tailor-made ready-to-wear suit. j TUNNELS vs. SHAFTS. In our last issue we published a clip ping from the "Mining World"- entitled, "Tunnel Schemes." The writer of the said article could not have had any per sonal experience in mining in a district where the conditions were similar to those which exist in this locality, and we do not hesitate to take issue with him on this point. We have carefully investi gated this subject and have interviewed mining engineers and miners who have spent practically their whole lives in'the business and without a single exception their judgment has been to drive tunnels for development purposes and for perma nent and economical working of a mine whenever at all practicable and the con tour of the hills would permit. Of course in the early stages of pros pecting a mining claim, for locating ore shoots and determining if the ore body goes down, and to find out how large a body of ore they may have, a shaft may be sunk to a comparatively shallow depth. In this camp it costs from $35 to $75 per foot to sink a shaft of sufficient size and properly timbered through which to work a mine, while a tunnel may be run for from $5 to $15 per foot. In a shaft all the water, waste and ore have to be elevated to the surface, and expensive machinery has to be provided for this purpose, which necessitates the employment of a number of men and power to operate; while by a tunnel the mine is drained, and all the ore and waste are easily run out at a very small expense. All the mines in this locality that have proven permanent dividend paying pro positions, have adopted the tunnel system and abandoned the sinking of shafts, even where it required the running of tunnels several thousand feet in length. Several of our most successful operators are now driving tunnels for development work and to open the mines at a good depth. Sink ing shafts for the early prospecting of a mining property may be all right, but be fore it can be made a mine, they will have to tunnel under their ore bodies to be able to work them successfully and economically. YOU MUST REGISTER. Iu order to vote at the primary election and later at the general election you must register. Do not imagine because you registered and voted last election that you will not be required to repeat the per formance this year. You must if you want to vote. Registration days will be August 6, 13, 20, and 27. If you fail to register and are turned down at the general election, you will re member our advice. Register at once. The law in this respect reads about as follows: The time during which regis tration may be made, shall be, for every general election, during each Saturday including and from the first day of Au gust, to and including the Saturday next preceding the election. Provided, That no registration shall be permitted between the close of Saturday preceding the pri mary election and the day following such election. . A good stock ranch on Sinker, for sale. For particulars call on Mrs. M. E. Paul. We have as intelligent a class of people in our couuty as can be feund anywhere, and we do not like to dictate to them and tell them what they should do and what they should not do, but weeannot refrain j from telling the office-seekersofourcoun ty, that before starting out on your cam paign, get a box of A. J. Swan's famous Pig Tail or A. J. cigars. They will sure j win votes for you.