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« fi| . OWYHEE NUGG official COUNTY PAPER BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM Devoted to tti© Mining and -A.grio-u.lt Tjireil Interests of Owyhee County -. . . ' ':z:;. , ' - nr.-i:— l_j : SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUÎÏTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JULY 27 VOLUME XXI. 1911. NUMBER 12 WEEK'S LOCAL HAPPENINGS Mention of People and Matters In Which We Are all Interested. L. A. Biunk of Nampa was in Silver on business Monday. B. Boone of DeLamar was registered at the Idaho yesterday. J. O. Davie of Nampa was registered at the Idaho last Monday, Anna Joyce of Sinker was in Silver the first of the week on business. Kenneth McKenzie of South Mountain was a Silver visitor last Saturday. Deputy sheriff Hanson left for Boise yesterday morning on official business. William Williams, manager of thej was in Silver yester Rich Gulch mine, day. J. M. Neil, a prosperous and wealthy rancher from Oreana, was in Silver Mon day. Otto Kaderly, a representative of a St. Joseph hardware concern, was in Sil ver yesterday. Miss Margaret Cavaney, administratrix for the estate of John Lincran. left this morning for Grand View. George Parks, a Jordan Valley mer-. citant, was in Silver the first of the week attending to business affairs. Philip Clegg, one of Pleasant Valley's prosperous ranchmen, was in town yester day attending to legal matters. E. A. Stauffer, an extensive stock raiser of Jordan Valley, was transacting business in Silver the first of the week. Charles Green, one of Oreana's prosper ous business men, is visiting in Silver and reports business good at the former place. County AttorneyHealy left this ing for Grand View to attend to legal matters iu regard to the estate of Joh Lincran. niorn ■ D. D. Fulop of Kansas City, Missouri and J. Inlop of Portland, Oregon, both traveling salesmen, were business visitors in Silver Monday. L. R. Snydam of North Yakama arrived here Saturday and is visiting old friends. Mr. Snydam resided in Silver a number of years ago. L. F. Clemmons, who has a crew of men working at the Standard group of mines at South Mountain, was in Silver on business Saturday. Mrs. Paul Nelson, who has been visit ing with Mrs. Oscar Brunzell on Rey nolds creek the past two. weeks, returned home last Sunday evening. George R. Sweeney of DeLamar stopped in Silver last Friday night and departed Saturday morning for the east where he expects to make an extended visit. Howard Snell, a representative of the Singer Sewing Machine Nampa, was in Silver the first of the week in the interest of the company at company. R. E. Neitzel, of Murphy, was in Sil ver the first of the week conferring with the Board of Equalization. Mr. Neitzel is the promoter of the Murphy and Sinker creek irrigation project. Attorney J. T. Pence of Boise arrived in Silver Monday evening and returned Wednesday. Mr. Pence defended Charles Thompson who was acquitted on the charge of horse stealing. Mr. and Mrs. M. Mills of Taft, Cal ifornia are visiting with manager Steele and wife and expect two remain for a couple of weeks. Mr. Mills is a heavy stockholder in tiie Banner and is very Much pleased with the outlook of the company. IDAHO MEN PERISH IN FOREST FIRE IN NORTH Through a forest fire in northern Ontario last week, the new gold mining camp of Porcupine was fire sweept and desolation andvuin left in wake of the flames. Reporte from there indicate that close to two hundred people lost their lives and among that number are several from Idaho county. Among those are Robert Weis and Wm. King. Weis will be remembered as the corpu lent mining engineer who was sent into the Ten Mile district by New York capitalists at the time the Harmon & Morrow property was under bond to the eastern syndicate, potent man and while here made a number of friends. He was a most coni Last year he was transferred bv his company to Porcupine and was in charge of a mine up there ar the time he lo8t his life - Shortly taking,up the management of the property in Ontario through his influence several other mining men from this section went to the Northland, among them being Wm. King, who owns con siderable mining prorerty in this section, among other claims being the King and York mine in the Ten Mile. At the Mme of the fire King was employed by Weis and it is said lost his life in au attempt to save that of his employer and his family. There are several other Idaho county citizens in the district, Frank Peck having heavy interests there which he is personally directing, and Jack Bringolf and Andy Anderson. But tiie last word received bv friends in this city from the trio was w ritten from a town thirty mites north of the fire zone and it ts presumed they es caped.—Idaho County Free Press. GOOD ORE IN SEVEN DEVILS T. O. Randall, who lives on the Bench, and his brother, A. D. Randall, of Cuprum, situateda in the 8even Devils mining district, have struck it rich in their mining propetv located in that territory. Ore assaying as high as $150 a ton in gold, silver and copper has been unearthed in the Craker Jack, one of their four claims containing in all about 80 acres. The pay Btreak runs .from eighteen inches to three and a half feet in width at an average of (66 in silver and copper (8 in gold at the grass roots. Ten tons of ore have been taken out of a drift 37 feet in from the surface. The vein is a true fissure and seems to increase in depth. The pros pect was located three years ago and only assessment work to hold title has been done until tide summer. Active pre parations are being made to operate the mine under a lease. Contrary to the UB"al mining prospects, this is not a stock selling proposition intend to operate and develop the mine. The ore is what, is known as base, but is not highly refractory. The walls soft and no great difficulty is experienced in mining it. It is a smelter proposition and the ore will be shipped to Tacoma or Salt Lake City for redaction, mine is located seven and a half miles The brothers are The from the O. W. R & N. Co. with good wagon road to the railroad. The Peacock mine which has produced millions, is within twelve miles of this new strike, and the famous Blue Jacket mine is in the same district. "This country was prospected thor oughly 30 or 40 years ago and itisstrauge that this prospect was never found be fore; "however, gold is where you find it," said the Randalls in conversation with the reporter, develop the mine for our own interest! ami have no stock or anything for sale —Payette Independent. verv ; "We are going to! ' 1 ARBVCKLE'S TESTIMONY j The one good reason why the warring There were course, tint Arbuckle declined and coine The American company uneuccessfiiully unetu to not Propped up by Pillows in His Bed John Arbuckle Gives Testimony sugar interests did not sign an agree ment to end the conflict was fear of the Sherman anti-trust law. minor considerations, of every time the matter was broached to Arbuckle, when the fight was waged warmest, VI r. told his opponents to remember the Sherman law. Propped up by pillows in his bed, Mr. Arbuckle so testified today before a suh committee. The congressmen had to Mr. Arbuckle's bedside because he was unable to come to them, and they found him apparently unreserved in giving the history of ins commercial battles Mr. Arbuckle said the tight started in 1998' afler there had been friction between his coffee and the American sugar refinery, retaliated bv going into the coffee busi ness. In 1897 however, he said, Mr. Kavemeyer had tried to purchase 61 per cent of tiis ployed refinery. The witness said that the sugar was not yet ended and that he had always said there should be var no eg-ee ment lo curtail production or control prices. Mr. Arbuckle said he suspected that reba.es were being given by refiners wholesalers, but he said lie did think railroads were involved. "I knew H. O. Havemeyer for 40 years," he added. "He had his good and his had qualities. He played his violin magnificently, and I told him that an American who could make that kind of music was not as bad as people thought him to be." Mr Arbuckle said the American Sugar Refining company had the ability to and always did maintain the price of Because of its capacity it fixed the maximum priee, he said, the inde pendents fixed the minimum price, but following the former's "There was never sugar. an agreement or armistice " Mr. Arbuckle said, "There's likly to be an outbreak any time. 1 Mr. Madison said he read in the minut s of the American Sugar Refin ing company showing that the trust loaned between (4,000,000 and (ö.Ot'O, 000 to the Woolsou Coffee plant at Toledo that the company had charged off (700, 000 to profit and loss account, and that the fight against Arbuckle had cost the trust even more than that. "So the American is still going after trade the way it used to?" Madison. "Not so much as formerly. Haveraeyer was alive he would not asked Mr. When stop at anything. He would mgs any kind of weapon that he needed. He cared for nothing. THE BANNER An air pipe line is being installed to the upper levels at the Banner mine and the work is expected to be completed by tomorrow evening and the drills running by Saturday morning. It is reported that good ore continues to come from the upper levels and that the company j g i prospecting the Tip Top claims and have ; a very good showing there. The motor that runs the crusher and , stamps went out of commission Tuesday j ' 1 morning and it will be several days be- j fore repairs can be gotten. i GOOD CLEANUP OF MINE IN LEMHI COUNTY j At Indian creek, in the Lemhi min ing district, the Kittie Burton Mining cnmpanv. R L. Edwards manager, is taking from the mill plates 810,000 a month, the last four months run having aggregated 840,000 in gold bullion, the ore treated having !>een taken solely from the Kiltie Burton mine proper. Total complement of mine and mill comprises 17 people. Besides amalga rnstion, which for years has been the ly process used, concentration was recently adopted and with excellent success relative to the saving of values that have heretofore elid over the plates into the tailings pit. Last, week a car load of concentrates, the first ever shipped out from the pro petty, was hauled by wagon to Salmon, a distance of 37 miles, thence over the Gilmore & Pittsburg line enroute to Salt Lake. Mr. Edwards accompanied the shipment. • These concentrates were ol an iron base and sampled at the mill $40 gold per ton. Exclusive of the gold values contained, the higlt per cent in iron should render the product very de siralile to the smelter people. It is es timated that the dump centaine at least 600 tons of concentrates and if the lot shipped pans out as well as is expected by the management, concentration will continue with regular shipments in order. For many years past the Kittie Bur ton and the Ulysses mines, just separ ated by the hill, and owned by the Kittie Burton company have been in active operation, which we believe has been rewarded with success all 'round' In the history of gold milling in camps tributary to Salmon, the equipment of plants with concentrating appliances seems to have been backward, fora long peiod the mill man trusting to the stamps and amalgamating plates to do the work, under the supposition that the greatest values having been caught on the plates, concentration would not pay for mon keying with. We believe that the Kittie Burton mill has been the first to install concentrating appliances. W ith capital for a little development and amalgamation and concentration facilities, the same as the Kittie Burton people are employing, there are a dozen or more gold properties in the Indian Çreek and Shoup districts that can be big dividend payers. In the Deer Creek country at about four miles from Gilmore, Emi) Gramee pacher, Chris Engleking and Dick Rouch aie driving a crosscut of about 126 feet on their Dexter group of three claims with the probabilités of a mine when contact is made with the vein. Sur face is being prospected to some extent and shows favorably in lead-silver. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 feet depth will be gained when the cross cut is finished. The Dexter boye are workers, vs. hot air disbursers, and are disinclined to say much in praise of their property, preferring to let it do its own boosting when the proper time arrives. H. M. Barton' manager Leadore De velopment company, accompanied bv W. F. Jost, secretary of the company, and H. B. Magill, a stockholder in the same, all of Pocatello, were down from the Old Grizzly on business connected with the enterprise, Messrs. Jost and Magill Bpeak in the very highest terms of the work that has been accomplished g i by Min Barton during the last six months tlie inception of which was made over a 8nowshoe trail. Just about 12 feet of , crosscuting remain to get under the old j shaft, at which point it is hoped to en j counter the old time shoot of rich silver i values.—Leadore Standard. MINERS MEET AT BUTTE ! At Annual Meeting Mutters Were Discussed Relative to the McNamara Bros. President Charles H. Moyer's annual renort to the Western Federation of Miners was read on July 19th at Butte, Montana to the 19th animal convention session. The report is in a compre hensive review of the conditions in the metalliferous mining districts of the west and embraces numerous reecomen dations upon issue now agitating the federation. President Moyer ticipation in politics by the Western Federation as a body, favors recall of judges and citing the snpreme court decisions in th# tobacco and Standard Oil cases, declares it is only a question of time nntil the courts will bring labor unions under the Sherman anti trugt urges par act, and that the labor movement's legal status then will hang on the judges' opinion as to whether they are "reasonable 1 Mr. Moyer, in hie report, expresses the opinion that recall would enable labor to weed from or not. the bench jurists known to be opposed to the union movement. President Moyer recommends con sideration of a plan to raise a gigantic fund to enter the operating field. Be cause of the expense of annual session, Mr. Mover recommends that the con ventions be made biennial. The proposal to raise a fund for the defense of the McNamara brothers at Los Angeles by assessing each member of every union 26 cents was taken up A communication to the con vention in regard to the matter from Secretary Frank Morrison of the Arneri ican Federation of Lahor was read. He urged the necessity of funds to be available immediately, and it was sug gested that if possible there should be uo delay till the assessments are collect ed, but that the amounts might be advanced from the treasury funds of the unions and the collections made by the unions themselves afterwards. As regards the sum needed to be raised by organized labor throughout the country. Vice President Mahoney expressed the opinion that (460,000 or even (600,000 might be found inadequate, as, if the officials of the structural iron workers should be acquitted in Los Angeles, there were plans, it was de clared, to continue the prosecutions in their home states and other places in the country. Mr. Mahoney suggested that the convention might be able to act more expeditiously in the matter if it was referred to a committee. Delegate Tom Corcoran of Burke, Ida., suggested that, besides giving financial aid to the accused labor leaders, action should be taken similar to that resorted to by organized labor in France, when a leader there, Brand had been condem med to death. A threat to slop every wheel of industry throughout the coun try on the following day unless the condemned man was given bis liberty had the desired effect. It was declared that the freedom of the McNamaras at Los Angeles might be effected by similar determined action and threat to strike upon the part of organized labor throng out the whole of this country. At this point President Moyer intro buced Editor CrougVi, a visiting union man from Los Angeles, and he mounted the convention platform and gave a very interesting account of his exper iences as a member of a committee of seven representing the labor unions of Continued to page two.