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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MF DIUM IDevotöd t,o tti© iÆining and ■A.grioxirt'uira.l Interests of Owyhee County VOLUME XXI. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JULY 20. 1911. NUMBER 11 WEEK'S LOCAL HAPPENINGS Mention of People und Matters In Which We Are tall Interested. H. J. Benson of Reynolds, manager of the Berg mine, was in Silver Sunday. Deputy sheriff, Zeno Pinkerton of Bru nean, was in Silver on business Tuesday. V. B. McKieth, one of Grandview,s prosperous farmers, was in Bilver Monday. The Pythian Sisters installed newly elected officers last Tuesday ing. their even T. W. Reynolds of Murphy was trans acting business in Silver the first of the week. Harry Delapp, a farmer and stock man of Meadows creek, was in town on business yesterday. Mr. E. C. Helm of Boise passed through Silver Monday enroute where he will visit with relatives. S. T. Cook of Boise, secretary and treasurer of the Silver City Mining Co., was tranacting business in Silver Friday. Mr J. E. O'Brien of Boise, traveling salesman for Cudahy Meat Co., town the first of the week attending to interests of the company. C. B. Faraday, a wealthy business man of Mountainhome and old resident of this county, was in Silver the first of the week attending to business matters. All parties knowing themselves indebt ed to the Owyhee Nugget will kindly remit as soon as possible as it is desired to get all outstanding accounts off the liooks. Robert Boad, of Newberry, Michigan, was registered at the Idaho Tuesday. Mr. Boad is a nephew of Dave Sommer ville and is visiting with friends and relatives. George Boreman of Baker City, Oregon, arrived in Silver last Saturday. Boreman is an old timer in Silver and went to the public schools here a number of years ago' to DeLamar was in j Mr. Win. Williams, superintendent of the Rich Gulch Mines, returned last Monday from a months visit through tiie south. While away Mr. Williams boy hood home in Texas. L. Soreson, visited his who has been treating some extemely rich ore at the arastra about half a mile from Silver City, made his clean up Tuesday. T. Nette com mences milling his ore today. Rev. W. H. Booth of Nampa, will hold , services in the Episcopal Church in Silver City Sunday the 23rd of July at eleven a. m. and Monday the 24th, at 8 p. m. DeLamar Sunday evening at 8 p. in. ' Whit« rxf i?r 4 . • • Z I rercy White of Hint is m town today andrmuirt* »h.* t , ana report« that there ih considerable: suxHvifirfrt yrti* a ji . . _ _ activity in the Flint district. He reports ti.uF that there are a great many new locations and more prospecting than for years. W e 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. Mrs. Chas. Knapp of Nainpa arrived in Silver Monday evening accompanied by her little grandaughter, Atia Elmer. Mrs. Knapp formerly lived in Silver and will visit here during the hot weather. Samples of coal can be seen at Cald well's store which comes from Dobson's creek near Swetland's mine about eight miles from Silver City. A shaft has been sunk about ten feet into the faee of tiie a ledge and a cross cut lias beeu made distance of over ten feet and tiie other wall lias not yet been struck. OTHER PEOPLE KNOW SILVER CITY IS ALLRIGHT Notwithstanding the predictions of the pessimists and the howls of the "knock ers," the old camp of Bilver City, Idaho is once more coming to the front as the best gold and silver producer in the state of Idaho. Many men are working on the various properties being developed and the producing mines surrounding the town, and many more will soon find employment as the work progesses. The Rich Gulch Oo. will soon start on the building of their mammoth mill on their property, as they have been open ing up their mines on several levels, and will soon be in ore in their deen tunnel, which taps the vein 1,100 feet below the surface. The vein is of immense size and carries good values, chiefly in gold. The recent strike on Castle creek by Evans and Connors, is creating a great deal of excitement, and will prove good rich property. The purchase of the White brothers property on Twilight gulch near Flint, and the bonding of the Bunnell property, is almost an assured fact, while on Stormy hill fabulously rich ore is being taken out on the "Never Sweat" property owned by Borrenson and Shaw, or D. O. Brumbraugh, and will be milled at the Arastra on Jordan creek, just above Silver City. The renewed activity of the mines so near Jordan Valley has stimulated busi ness here, and will make an increased demand for hay, grain and other pro duce raised in this valley.—Jordan Valley Express. A NEW KIND OF BOOZE FOR THE DRY COUNTIES "Ambrew" has come to town to mud dle the intellects of the bibulous aDd rack the brains of the lawyers. is touted as the concen trated extract of malt. It is Bent out from Cincinnati in small cans and is ad vertised as having conformed to all pure food laws A can the size of an ordinary tumbler will make 10 gallons of beer. All that is necessary is to add sugar, yeast and water and the thing is done The question is, may "Ambrew" be freely distributed in "dry" territory in defiance of all local lawsand ordinances? The problem reached the office of At torney General McDougall yesterday, coming direct torney G. W. county. This official savs he has had the stuff analyzed. He finds that it ''Ambrew' from Prosecuting At Suppiger of Latah conlaine no alcol * 0 >» but he finds that W '' h the addi,ion of * n « ar > y« a8t and * at '' r ' " wl " *" ake beer 11 '* a88erted hy th ose who have looked into the laws that might be expected to L bear on ambr ©w" that they have been .. A .. unable to discover any decisions . ,n * l UBt 8Ucb a situation. It is argued cover that if it is a violation of the statutes to sell such stuff as "ambrew that it would be equally a violation of the stat knowledge tbat the barley to ^ ntl ,. ized in the manufacture of beer. utes to sell barley to a brewery with the The whole question, together with a sample package of the "ambrew, been submitted has to Attorney General McDougall, and this means naturally that someone is destined to do some digging among the law books before a correct solution is reached. No doubt the same problem has been up in other course pursued there will with deep interest, not onlv by the attorneys but by those states and the be looked into friends of prohibition, who will nstur ally it) "ambrew" another deadly enemy to their cause. see MEETS DEATH IN RUNAWAY the the on on so One Man Killed and Another Infured on Wafontown Hill Near DeLamar Shortly after noon last Sunday the sad intelligence reached Bilver City by telephone of a fatal runaway near Wagontown in which Earnest Btoup was killed and Jack Hunt seriously injured. Mr. Hunt is an employee of tne Idaho Brewing company and was returning from Jordan Valley, Oregon, accom panied bv Mr. Stoup who intended to ride as far as DeLamar. When tiiev reached the Wagontown hill the team became unmanageable and commenced running, throwing Hunt out of the wagon breaking his collar lione and two ribs; he, jumped to his feet and ran down the hill in the direction the team however, immediately was going and at a distance of about sixtv feet from where he was thrown he found Stoup lying in the road with his skull crushed and dying the wagon w hich was loaded with empty beer kegs ran over him, the wheels striking bis head. The team was caught about three quarters of a mile from the scene of the accident by Dan Driscoll. An examina tion of the team and wagon showed that further damage was done. Mr. Stoup stranger here and about It is believed that no comparatively a all that is was known of him is that he herder. was a sheep He was about 56 years of and has no known relatives. age It is reported that Mr. Hunt is getting along as nicely as could be expected. it KILLED AT MOUNTAINHOME With his head and one arm severed from the trunk, the body of John Lin cran, better known as John Wiggins, was found alongside the Short Line tracks close to the depot at Mountainhome immediately following the No. 17 west bound at 2:30 o'clock July, fourteenth, passage of Lincran or Wiggins was 56 years of age and for many years had made his home at Grandview. He had been in Mountainhome for some days and last F riday started for his home, but returned the following day. He had been drink ing, it is said, and is believed laid down to have on the track and gone to sleep. The engineer saw the body on the track but was unable to bring hu to a stop in time to avoid The case was one of clear accident no inquest was held. train striking it. and For 20 years or more the old had resided in Owyhee man county, where he had become quite wealthy in land and horses. Much of this be later verted into cash but at the time of death he was the owner of 80 acres of good land near Grandview and con to his it ,. some 200 or 300 head of horses. He was 8wedish by birth, had married and so far as known has relatives in Idaho.—Statesman. never no a Everything is reported as moving along smoothly at the Banner and the big mill is running full handed. a Work commences today at the Rich Gulch mine. As soon as the excavat ing is done work will commence on the big mill which is expected to be ! pleted before cold weither, com pro perty is only two miles from Silver City and will be one of the big producers of as they have a very large body of good ore. This this district RECENT DISCOVERIES NEAR ELK CITY. IDAHO Among the recent new discoveries in this district, that made by H. T. Thom son and J.E. Louden about fifteen miles southeast of Elk City, bids fair to de velop into a property of great impor tance. The new discovery is situated about a mile directly east of the Hercules group ow ned by Messers Johnson and Comlev, and about five miles southeast of the American Eagle mine, and in a section of the country that has been prospected intermittently for several y*ars. and in fact this identical vein had l>een located several times by different Drospec.ors, and numerous 10-foot holes been sunk and surface cuts across the vein. Bnt the on ten p being a honey comb quartz and apparently almost barren of mineral, was not considered sufficient inducement to warrant further exploration. Messers. Thomson and Louden, who are prospectors and miners of wide ex perience, and being somewhat acquain ted with the theory of secondary enrichment, the big outcrop of honey comb quartz looked good to them. The ground beinu open for location thev immediately began sinking a bole, not on the side as had been done by vious locators, but right in the middle of the vein. At a very few feet depth sulphides and shelly quartz carrying much hematite began to appear and at a depth of ten feet the entire bottom of the hole was in ore that assayed $48.72. The hematite occurs on the side of the sulphide ore and appears to tie aboul three feet in width, specimens of which carry a large amount of visible free gold and pans very rich. The vein is traceable for a distance of one half mile and the surface is covered with large fragmentary float from the vein. While neither wall has been definitely deter mined, the surface openings indicate the vein to he at least ten feet in width and strikes ohout east and west, stand ing nearly vertical. The owners have located three claims on the strike of the vein and two claims on a parallel vein making a group of five claims which they have named the Belmont Group. This vein traverses a spur of the lift which forms the main range enclosed between Seigle creek and Red river, upon which are located some of the greatest mineral outcrops to be found in the entire Clearwater basin, notably the Alberta, Hercules Topeka, Elkhorn, Townsite and other large veins upon some of which development bas reach ed a stage to warrant the construction of reduction plants. The rock of this range is gneias with granite and schist intrusions. Dikes of porphyry, pegmatite and other igneous rockB occur along the veins, indicating the deep seatedness of the Assures. The surface of this range is covered with an excellent growth of pine, tamarac and fir, and in this respect the Belmont group is very fortunately situa ted. The hillsides adjacent to the vein are covered with the finest mining tim bers, and in drifting on the lead a depth of 200 feel is gained in 600. In its course west the Belmont vein traverses a low saddle in the range at which point it is possible to concentrate the waters of two small streams, one from either side of the ridge, which would furnish ample power for the operation of a five or teo stamp mill, but for larger operations the Red river, one mile to the east, would furnish all required power.—Mining News. pre up : Send us two dollars today and we will i send you the Nugget one year. FIR.E DOES LITTLE DAMAGE Lamp le Overturned bv Wind and Starts Fire Which Is Soon _ Extinguished Had it not been for the timely dis covery last Sunday night at about 11:00 p in , the business district would in all probability have suffered another heavy loss by fire. Lewie Walker who owns the old barber shop between Mr. Hawes' store and the Hastings parperty had gone down town leaving the door open ami a lamp burning and it is believed the wind must have blown it over for when it was found it was lying on the floor all in flames. Mr. R. S. Hawes was preparing to lock up for the night and when he went to the front door he discovered the fire and immediately gave the alarm which promptly brought several men from the Spanish hotel across the street w ho as sisted him in extinguishing tile flames in short notice. The damage was very slight. RICH GOLD DIGGINGS AWAITING EQUIPMENT The Napias Placer Mining Co. of Sal men, Idaho, owns one of the best tracts of placer ground to be found in the west today. The property is located on the upper end of Napias creek in the Lees burg mining district, tiie camp whose production during the past totals the sum of $80,(XX),000 in gold bullion, a re cord surely to be envied by mining districts of larger magnitude and greater fame. Napias creek contributed most of this sum. This property was formerly owned bg the members of the present holding company, which was incorporated for tiie purpose of uniting several different interests on Napiae creek aud thereby bring the whole property under the one management, each owner taking in ex change for his interest a proportionate amount of stock in the company. The officers are: John H. Padgham, president ; H. E. Frost, vice-president; T. A. Muuro, secretary and manager, J. W. Caples, treasurer. The area of the property comprises some 300 acres of gulch placer along with bare, benchesandhill side diggings. The main part of the property, however, is the gulch proper. Thia part has been thoroughly prospected with a view toward determining the gold values Over 100 shafts have been sunk to bed rock at regular intervals and the tract is opened up thoroughly aDd it is safe to say that more gold can be seen at more different places on this property than on any other, be it placer or quartz, in a radius of 100 miles. The company also owns a splendid water right convey ing sufficient water for ail purposes. The gravel has an average depth of fourteen feet and there are approximate ly 2,000,000 cubic yards of gravel worth thirty-five cents per yard. The pro perty covere part of the richest ground in the camp, it being left anworked owing to natural conditions which could not be surmounted by the necessarily crude methods used in early days Drifting and ground-sluicing *opera tions have been carried on id a desultory fashion for several years aud have always been highly profitable to the different operators as high as $127 to the set of timbers being obtained bed rook. on The present company is seeking additional equipment capita! and when that is secured the property . will at once be placed upon a producing basis.—Mining Review.