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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM Devoted to tiie lÆining and .A.grio-u.lt/u.ra.1 Interests of* Owyhee County VOLUME XXI. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1911. NUMBER 28 WEEKS LOCAL HAPPENINGS Order s left with the Owyhee Meat Company for any kind of Poultry for Thanksgiving will be promptly filled. W. B. Knott, a pioneer Silverite, left Monday for St. Alphönsus hospital in on Boise. Some time ago Dr. Schuyler took a tumor out of a lad's head. Preserving it in alcohol he later dissected it, finding a piece of glass imbedded in the center. The case against Benito Arrizabalago for violating the excise laws, was this morning dismissed in Judge Heer's court. The County Commissioners met Tues day to consider the school tax levy, amount was fixed at five mills. Taxes were so adjusted that there is no change in the total amount, $2.10. Miss Mary Hicks was sick yesterday and was unable to do her part in the labor of producing this great family guide, philosopher and friend. So if any short comings are discernible in this issue, all the blame is hers. Mrs. Breedlove, of Dewey, who has suffering from acute neuralgia, is doing nicely. Teachers' examinations will te held Grand View, Murphy and Bruneau Nov. 23-4-5. The au on Col. James M. Guffey, formerly largely interested in the Trade Dohar and other local mining interests, will be vice-presi dent of a new company organized by W. E. Fierce, the Boise real estate and rail road man. The object is to develop the Boise Valley Railroad, which Mr. has purchased for a syndicate of which he and Mr. Gulley are the leading members. Fierce Mr. Drollinger and the Nugget were both victims of iuto town last week. man a stranger who blew He wanted work, or said he did, and readily took a job at ■ tlle Nl W* °ffiee to saw up a few cords of wood. He worked »ome, struck the boss a half and departed with the saw. luesday Mr. Drollinger came in with a similar story. He had loaned the his saw and since then he has neither seen the man for man nor saw the saw—and this is a sawrowful story. Mrs. Frye of De Lamar has been visit ing with Mrs. Maxon in Silver for the past week. Remember The Poor.— If subscription is due, we need the your money. Masonic Notice The officers and members of Silver City Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M., hereby notified to attend a special meet ing of said lodge, to be held in Masonic Hall, on Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 1911, at 7.30 o'clock for the purpose of confer ring the third degree of Masonry. All sojourning Master Masons cordially invited to be present. The degree will be conferred candidates, and upon conclusion of the work refreshments will be served. E. F. GRETE, W. M. R. H. Leonard. Secretary, are are upon two Attest : The publishers of The Youth's Com panion will, as always at this season, present to every subscrider whose sub scription ($1.75) is paid for 1912, a beauti ful Calendar for the new year. The cover picture reproduces a water-color painting of a bit of New England coast, giving a glimpse of breeze-swept of smiling sky, of warm, sunny rocks, w hich will come like a breath of salt air o those who have once lived near the and to those whose whole life has been passed inland. ocean, sea The picture being in eight colors, the tones of the original are faithfully reproduced. Charged With Evading Liquor Laws a The principal excitement in Bilver this week was the arraignment and trial of Mr. "Eisteddfod" Morgan on a charge of disposing of spirituous liqnors with out a license. The trial was held on Thursday, be fore Judge Heer and the following jury: Messrs. Belcher, Stoddard, Gibson, Winchester, Burrough, and McDonald. County Prosecutor Wm. Healy appear ed for the County and P. C. Williams for the defense. Ed. Lake, Frank Slattery and Pete Hofer were the principal witnesses for I the prosecution but were unable to testify to the vital point of actually pay ing for liquor. For the defense Oscar Johnson, Harry Cline, Con Crolin and W. H. Jones tes tified to repeated refusals on the part of the accused to take any consideration for the liquoi given them. Dr Schuyler | testified that he had requested the cased to keep liquor on hand for the ac men when they might need it. The jury was out but a short tipieaud brought in a verdict exonerating the defendant. Three Hundred Miles in a. Team County School Superintendent Avery returned Thursday from a little 300-mile drive around the county schoolliouses. Site visited Castle Creek, Grand View, the'four schools in the Bruneau Valley, Grassmere, Riddle in Duck Valley, Wick ahoney, and Oreana. She describes the meetings at Oreana and Grand'View, reported in another column, as particularly interesting. The school at Riddle, near the Nevada line, is getting along nicely and harmon iously. "They will put up a fine school house next year. At Bhoefly she was most hospitably entertained by Mrs. Turmes. Mr. Downey handled the ribbons and furnished the team. , j Tra.de Dollar Sells Out An interesting document was filed for record this week. It is a bill ot sale trans ferring all* the properties of the Swan Falls FowerCo., originally incorporated under the name of the Trade Dollar Min ing and Milling Co., to the Southern Idaho Water Power Co., a Kuhn concern. The consideration mentioned is ' 'Ten Dollars and other valuable considera tions," and the transfer includes water rights, mining claims, power house, pole lines, real estate in Silver City and Mur phy, the Swan Falls ferry boat and line, and other properties. The instrument is signed by Col. J. M. Guffey as president and Thus. H. Guffey as secretary. Mrs. Drollinger returned to Silver City on Friday from Jordan Valley, where she has been visiting with Mrs. Williams since the wedding of the daughter a few weeks ago. Mrs. Louise Brooks returned on Satur day from visiting her daughter at Caldwell. Court Mouse News Deeds Swan Falls Power Co. to Southern Ida ho Water Power Co., electric lines, etc. L. H. Place to Flora L. Badley, real estate. Otto A. Altschul to Phil J. Altschul, real estate. \ 1-oce.tions Filed Last Chance Nos. 1 and 2 Lode Claims on Jordan Creek, S. A. Sloper, et al. Village Blacksmith V. S. Curtis to B. A. Cardwell, bond ior deed for the New Year and Village Blacksmith Claims on War Eagle Moun tain. Ex-Sllverites Have Good Time ! The attractive new home of Mra. W. R. Hamilton at Weiser was the scene of a merry 600 party on Wednesday after noon. Eight tables were in play, and at the close the first prize, a beautiful hand painted plate, was presentd to Mrs. Young, while the consolation, a pretty deck of cards, fell to Mrs. W. H. Som mercamp. At the close of the games, the tables were quickly transformed into dainty tea tables, and a delicious lunch was served. Miss Bessie Grete of Silver City and Mrs Walker and Mrs. Ricker played several pleasing piano selections during the interval between the close of the games and the serving of the lunch, — Weiser American, A constable went to levy on the con tents of a house, in the attic and ended in the cellar. The inventory began When the diningroom was reached, the tally of furniture ran thus: One dining room table, oak; one set chairs (six) oak ; one sideboard, oak; two bottles whiskey, full." Then the word "full" was crossed out and replaced by "empty," and the inventory went on in hand that straggled and lurched diagonally across the page until it closed,with, "One revolving door mat."—Leader Herald. Grand View Notes County School Superintendent Avery visited the Bchools here last week and on Tuesday evening held a ful meeting in the school building. The patrons were loyal to the schools and came to the meeting prepared to take part in the program. As a .result a very interesting and profitable evening was spent. The program included the following numbers : Song—By the audience. Quartet—Messrs. A. Bolen, W. Bolen, P. Stankeyand C. Hurless. Recitation—Miss Helen Hon. Recitation—Gladys Bcott. Recitation—Miss Bessie Whitson. Song—Young Ladies' Chorus. Recitation—Donald McKeith. Duet—Miss Quackenbush and Mr. Hurless. Recitation-v-Miss Cecile Spang. "The Course of Study," C. L. Hurless. "Good Schools," Dr. Proctor. "Advantages of an Education," Rev. Long. "What the patrons expect of a Teach er," Mrs. McKeith. Short talks by Mrs. Wallace, McKeith, and Mr. Vinson. Duet—Cecil Spring apd David Proctor. Supt. Avery closed the progran with a plea for more real interest in our boys and girls. After the singing of "America," a social hour was spent, in which "The Schools of Owyhee" was the principal theme of discussion. Subscribe for your county paper, the Owyhee Nugget. $2 a year. very suscess Mr. Owyhee Lands Opened Up Several sections of good land in Owy hee county will be thrown open for entry next month, according to the following notice from the U. S. land offiice at Boise, under date of November 8: Notice is hereby given that approved plat of township 3 south, range 6 west, Boise Meridian, has been received at this office, said plat covering the follow ing sections: Nos. I, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23 and 24. Said plait will be filed at 9 o'clock a. m., December 12, 1911, after which time applications for entry of lauds thirein can be received and considered by 'this office. WILLIAM BALDERSON, Register. FRED V. TINKER, Receiver. 1 \ tsj££s>; jff T nn à T MTifTiffi ITTIWO jjjj LUIÎAL luirliflu rlljîYb R-ich Gulch Affairs at the Rich Gulch are moving along nicely, although the management is considerably hampered by the hard spell of weather. Work on tunnel and mill is progressing as rapidly as possible and Supt. Williams hopes to have the roof on soon, the elements permitting. About 15 men are at work on the prop erty. The four carloads of machinery have arrived and two of them have yet to be freighted from Murphy. Mrs. Snyder/nether of the Rich Gulch blacksmith of that name, was an in-com ing passenger on Monday's stage. Supt. Williams came in from Rich Gulch Wednesday. He didn't seem to approve of the weather somehow. The Banner Mrs. Steele is much better. Dr. Schuy ler has been disinfecting the premises and expects to raise the quarantine in a day or so. The patient is doing fine, thanks to Dr. Schuyler's skill and Mrs. Dugan's careful nursing. Major Cardwell, as representing a bunch of Banner stockholders, went ont to in spect the mine yesterday. As stated else where in this issue, Mr. Cardwell's exper ience as a mining engineer renders his expert opinion of great value, interview with the Nugget Mr. Cardwell said : In an "While my mission in Silver City was primarily to examine the Village Blacksmith properties, I was also commissioned to look into the Ban-i ner proposition by certain stockhold ing interests. . I am glad that I shall be able to report the absolute fact] that every shareholder will make ■ good on his investment. The mine is bound to be a good producer and a big proposition. It is being well developed and work has been done in good, systematic workmanlike manner. Good management is in evidence and the practical work shows for itself. The mill is modern, ore bins good and everything evidences to me a high grade of managerial ability. Regarding quality of the product, I saw' some ore there that will easily run ten or twelve thousand dollars to the ton and lots of $2000 ore. The ledges are well defined and the ore is practically blocked out The time is near at hand, in my opin ion, when the practical results of an immense amount of development work may be realized. The spring production of this mine should be very large." The Major left this morning. He will return the end of April to, stay all sum Village Blacksmith Major B. A. Cardwell arrived in Silver on Friday evening from the west. The major is à prominent mining engineer from Portland and San Francisco and has operated extensively in Colorado, California and the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Cardwell has closed a contract with ! the owners of the Village Blacksmith on | War Eagle Mountain whereby he becomes the owner of this well-known mine. It is mer, devoting bis attention to the devel opment of the Village Blacksmith. Manager Steele started up the mill this morning, to make another run. • his intention to start development work in the spring, and he expects to carry out, an aggressive campaign on the claims at j that time. Major Cardwell reports that J much interest is being manifested by practical mining men and operators in the Silver City district. Where Do You Bank?—You can bank just as easily and safely by mail as though there were a financial insti tution iu Silver. The American National Bank, of Caldwell, has a mail depart ment and will look after your account. Write S. D. Simpson, cashier, Caldwell, or enquire at the Nugget office. THEY DO SAY That P. C. Williams has rented a fur nished house. Wonder why? That John Connors wishes it understood that anyone who wants to wear his rub bers may find them at the end of the' bar just inside the door. That you should go to Dicky Hawse tor canned goods. That Hans and Dick will w T ash their feet Saturday. That the County Attorney is learning to skee. That he turned a beautiful somersault and stood on his head at the Wednesday lesson. That Ezra McDoolittle hasn't paid his subscription yet. That I. C. Hattabaugh went home and wrote a long article in the Statesman abouta "turble snow storm" at Silver. That when he comes again we'll roll him in the snow, just to show him "there 'aint none." That you should advertise in Nugget. That the Capital News copied the Han son article from the Nugget with full credit. That the Statesman swiped our mining story, word for word, put a Nampa date line on it and omitted the credit. That Mary had a rarebit dream And took it into GetchelTs; The doctor ordered chocolate cream, And escort shelled the sheckels. That at election held yesterday at Flint local option was carried unanimously. That you should go to Getchell's for Christmas and Thanksgiving presents. I ■ Don't Grouch Smile, you son-of-a-gurt, smile! Cheer up and stop secreting bile 1 Don't look as if you're on your last milé! Turn your mouth-corners up for awhile! Forget the "grouches" you've placed on file! Don't be the bluest pill in the pile! Tickle yourself, if you have to, but smile! It's ketehin'—a smile, and it's always in style ! Smile, you son-of-a-gun—SMILE ! Items from Oreana Oreana has been visited by some very good showers, which wound up with a general freeze. Mr. Alva Read left Monday morning for Boise. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Payne have moved to Nampa. Mr. Delos Farman was out to Sunday School on Sunday—first time since his little daughter took up her abode with them. She put in her appearance Oct. 17. Delos wore a very proud and father ly look. Mr. John Matthews went to Nampa with a big load of household goods for "Billie" Payne. He expects to visit Boise before returning. Mr. Ralph and Lion Pritchard and wives arrived in Oreana last week from Pa ï ette Lakes to s P end the winter - Mr. George Ulrich will also spend the w * nter * iere - Mr. J- E. Niess of this place is in New ^ ork on a ' Mr. Herman Koeppe is having an ar tesian wel1 bored ou his > >laee on Brown's ! Creek. | Supt. Avery made us an official call Wednesday, visiting school in the after • noon and holding an informal meeting in the afternoon. A discussion on "The Teacher's Course of Study" was very in j teresting and it was unanimously voted to institute a "Current Events Club," to meet monthly. The enlargement of the schoolhouse met with the approval of all present. Too much praise cannot be ac corded the teacher here for the work she has done as evidenced by the school dis play of both boys' and girls' work. It was viewed with the liveliest interest and show-s what an up-to-date, energetic in structor can do. Refreshments were ser ved, after which Miss Ada Matthews ren dered a vocal selection which charmed everybody. J Subscribe for your county paper, the Nugget. $2 a year.