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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM Devoted to the Mining and -A.griouilt\ara,l Interests of* Owyhee County VOLUME XXI. SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1911. NUMBER 32 WEEK'S LOCAL HAPPENINGS Orders left with the Owyhee Meat Company for any kind of Poultry for Christmas will be promptly filled. A fine assortment of toilet articles at Getchells. Married.—At Spokane, November 28, John Hawes and Gertrude May Gerling The marriage took place at the residence of an aunt of the bride. The couple will return to Idaho and make their home at Kellogg. Dave Me Kinney, who has been taking the waters and other things at Hot Springs for a few weeks past, returned Thursday much benefited by his vacation. Fred Ulmer has been busy the past week harvesting his ice crop. For Sale.-—Second-hand cheap. Address Nugget Office. * Books and toys at Getchells. on typewriter, Recorder St Clair has just received for filing the insrrument whereby the South ern Idaho Water Power Co. conveys to the Southern Idaho Light, Heat and Power Co. all the property recently quired by the former concern from the Swan Falls people. ae Word was received from Dr. Numbers, of Boise, that Mr. Weltzheimer, the litie wiio broke his leg here last week, is doing nicely in Boise, very good condition, thanks to the cautions adopted by Dr. Schuyler. The patient will recover with a good leg in a reasonable length of time. Libby cut glass and hand painted china in great variety at Getchells. man He arrived in pre Laundry.—-Bring in your laundry to the N ugget office. All work guaranteed. Agency for C. O. D. Steam Laundry of Nampa. Basket closes Mondays at six P. M. ff you want to buy or sell anything, use the local columns of the Nugget. Thos. Penrose of Oreana was in town on Thursday and Friday. While here Mr. Penrose called on Nugget and re newed his sudscription for another Go thou and do likewise. Alice Connors, who has been visiting with Mrs. \\ illiams in Jordan Valley for some time, returned Tuesday as far as De Lamar, where she intended to visit Miss Sebern, returning to Silver this week. A. F. Bullock, the Nampa jeweler, was a passenger on Monday's stage for Mur phy. Mr. Bullock has been making his monthly visit to DeLamar. Colin Orford, son of the De Lamar Company manager, came in Saturday for a visit to the paternal roof, been away to school. Books, books and BOOKS at Getchells. Dan Sentry has been putting in time at the Banner Mill during the Sullivan at that place. He nas been acting as Mr. Sullivan's representative, well in overalls, a jumper and the Sentry smile. M. J. Êhilpot was in town Monday. Mr. Philpot owns a nice ranch about twelve miles the other side of De Lamar. He came in to pay his taxes and his allegiance to the Nugget. Souvenir spoons and sterling silver nov elties in great variety at Getchells. year. Colin has run Dan looks renew Big Bruneau Project Financed According to Monday's dispatches, the big Bruneau project has at last been financed. This is the most extensive and important as well as the most ex pensive irrigation project yet considered by private capital. The canal will be 80 miles long and the reservoir will be the biggest yet. The project will cost approximately twenty-five millions and will turn six hundred thousand acres of sage-brush into farm lands. The,tract starts at a point six miles west of Buhl and reaches the Bruneau river, 65 miles west. Buhl is the near est town to the project and will be the headquarters for the construction work. Masonic Election And Installation Silver City Lodge, A. F. and A. M., met last night in regular session. when the following officers were elected for the ensuing term : W. M.—J. 8. St Clair. 8. W.—August Grete. J. W.—Peter Steele. Secretary— R. H. Leonard. Treasurer— J. C. Connors. 8. D.—,f. E. Dickens. J. D.— P. W. Schumaker. S. S.—Simon Harris. J. 8,—I. 0. Hanson. Tyler— R. S. Hawes. After election the officers were duly installed. Silverite Killed Word was received in Silver yesterday | of the unfortunate ending of Thomas I Shevlin, who was accidentally killed at Richfield on Tuesday. Mr. Shevlin was working on the new railroad line from Richfield to Hailey. It appears that the men were working in a cut at the time and in some wav the deceased 1 got in the!way of a blast of dynamite I His head,was almost blown off by the i explosion and his body' otherwise quite j badly mangled. The unfortunate man was a charter member of Owyhee Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, of Silver City. Mr. Hanson, as secretary of the lodge, re ceived a telegram yesterday notifying him of the disaster and made funeral arrangements, the burial taking place yesterday. Mr. Shevlin was well and favor ably known here. He left Silver about two years ago. He was a miuer and worked in the principal mines here and at De Lamar. He was born in the north of Englaud on March 15, 1869, and had no known relatives living. The body was taken to Shoshone for burial, where Undertaker A. J. Brennan took charge of the arrangements. j ; ' 1 Wants Fifteen Thousend Dollars B. E. Williams of Silver City, has just filed action against The DeLamar Company for damages in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars. Mr. Williams alleges tnat the company agreed to furnish him and his fellow employees with competent medical attendance ; that he was injured while in their em ploy and that the result of a broken leg he at that time sustained was to leave him a permanent cripple. , Dr. Farrer of De Lamar, the company's physician is named as co-defendant in the suit. Mr. Williams has retained Smead, Elliott and Healv, to prosecute the case, which will come up for trial at the session of the district court in Silver City next. May. Merger Still Merging The Mainland interests took another big bite this week when the Dewey Electric Light & Power company of Nampa was purenased for a quaraer of a million dollars, William Mainland making the purchase on behalf of the Southern Idaho Light, Power & Heat company, the $10,000,000 corporation of which he is the president. The Dewey company supplies the city of Nampa with power and electric lights. The new owners of the company take over the franchise with the physical property. The Dewey company was organized as a stock company, and all the stock was owned by the W. H. Dewey estate. Attend».nee Is Compulsory The joint Teachers Institute for Owy hee and the other south-western coun ties of Idaho begins at Boise on January 1. The law makes it compulsory for teachers to attend these institutes. The program prepared is unusually interest ing and will undoubtedly be very help ful to the teachers in their work. B. E. Williams left on Monday for Swan Falls, where he has secured work. His family remain in Silver. Xmas tags and seals of all kinds at Getchells. Bail Fire at Jorlai Valley Fire, starting at one o'clock this morn ing completely destroyed the Jordan Valley Hotel. Three men were hurt, two of them badly and one seriously. Robert Otum was very seriously burned and Sim Glass and Harry Boyce received lesser injuries, accordiug to the meager reports available as we go to press. All wires were down at an early hour this morning to the valley, bnt later a wire i ' was got through. The disaster resulted in the complete demolition of the fine hotel, nothing whatever being saved fron the flames. Dr. Farrer was summoned from De • Lamar to attend to the injured and left | O* 6 scene at an early hour, I A defective flue is stated to have been the cause of the blaze. 1 I i j Diphtheria.—School Closed j Inez, the 12-year old daughter of Mr. Bachelor, was taken down with diphthe ; ria on Friday. Dr. Schuyler was called 1 and at once diagnosed the nature of the malady. The house and family were at once quarantined, with the exception of the oldest daughter, Ruby, a girl of 14. The doctor put her through a thorough disinfection and she domiciled herself at the residence of Jesse Smith, next door, so as to be able to attend to the wants of the family from the outside. On Monday, however, Ruby also came down with Jthe disease, necessitating the quarantining of the Smith home, which was promptly done. Up to the present writing there is no sign of any other case in Silver, every sore throat being promptly examined and vigorously treated as soon as reported. It is strongly urged that every case of sore throat be reported to the doctor the instant it manifests itself. On Sunday the school building was very thoroughly disinfected. Yesterday morning the school board met and de cided that the safest course to pursue would be to close the school for the ent, and this was accordingly done. The two patients, while suffering from a severe form of the disease, are doing as nicely as could be expected. They are being treated with Diphtheria Antitoxin, Dr. Schuyler having received from Boise, through Mr. Getchell, an ample supply of absolutely fresh antitoxin, both Parke Davie' and Mulford's. The little patients and their parents have the sympathy of the community and we trust will quickly recover. The diagnosis in both cases has been verified by bacteriological and microscop ical examinations. pres Bank Statement Looks Good In another column will be found the official report of the condition of the Bruneau State Bank, issued compliant to the call of the state bank examiner. The figures look good and show a sur plus fund of twelve thousaud dollars and undivided profits of over five thous and. In these days of high taxeB and more or less financial stringency this is a nice showing. That the bank is doing its share to help its depositors along is shown by the fact that it has loans and discounts out amounting to approxi mately $114,000. Compared with the September call conditions show up equally well. Deposits of all kinds ag gregate $117,000 and in the period men tioned the individual deposits have in creased by $17,590.96. The undivided profits show an increase of $1644.69 and the totalings an increase of $2545.84. Taken all in all the report is extremely gratifying to the friends of the bank. Miss Moreland of De Lamar is being treated at St Lukes Hospital for throat trouble. George H. Handy is around again after his recent illness, which has confined him to the house for nearly ten weeks. Charley Simmons, formerly of Dewey, has been made a school trustee at Enter prise. He takes the place of O. T. Shirley, who has moved from the district. Mr. I Simmons now has charge of the Enter- I prise hotel. Bring in your laundry bundles. We have arranged with a first-class Nampa laundry. All work guaranteed. We 1 make shipments on Tuesdays, so have j I your bundles in Mondays. j New Officers For Oddfellows Silver City Oddfellows have elected the following board of officers to serve in 1912: N.'G.—J. E. Dickens. V. G.— J. T. Ward. Recording Secretary— R. H. Leonard. Financial Secretary—Chas. Grete. i ' Affairs At King Hill The joint district at this place had a • most pleasant and profitable meeting at Thanksgiving. The district is partly in Elmore and is under the joint control of the two counties. A fine program was provided, presided over by one of the students. A school society was organ ized. Subsequently an informal meeting of the trustees and parents was held, which was attended by both county superintendents, and presided over by Mies Brady. Short talks were made by all the trustees, superintendents and others. King Hill has a fine school house of brick, two stories and contain ing four fine class rooms. A meeting was also held at Pasadena the day previous to the King Hill meet ing. Here they possess a nice new schoolhouse and the trustees have up-to date ideas upon school affairs. Marcus White Married Having sold his interests at Flint, Marcus White has acquired him a house and a wife and his many friends in Silver unite in congratulations on a happiness well deserved. He was mar ried last week to Miss Lulu Miles of Boise, the ceremony being performed at the home of the bride's mother on North Sixth Street. The bride is also well known in Silver, having spent two summers here between school terms. She is a charming and cultured lady and had charge of a class at the Boise High School for several years The happy pair will begin housekeep ing at the new bungalow recently pur chased by Mr. White at 915 North Twentieth Street Pure Food At Sucker Precinct Sucker precinct has been cleaned up and sprayed. There are no more germs deleterious to health left here. Sage brush Ranch was fumigated and vacuum cleaned, and our buttery quarantined. It knocked the pink tea silly, if that were possible. Anyway, it stopped the pinking. Mam was that mad she could n't cafeteria any more, and spoiled the buffe cochen salad, scrambled the frozen egg on the angelica cake, broke Mrs. Rossette's branding iron, went blanc mange and called Mr. Wallis a puree Mormon Bishop, and your old friend Parker a marischino souffle. I didn't blame her ; and if she had broken the branding iron over their copes it would have suited me better. I tell you, Mr. Editor, our government is getting too paternal. After a while we won't have any privileges that are not subject to inspection and quarantine. What'll our family life be then, I ask you? Think of mercerized diapers on a sage brush ranch ! Things have come to a pretty pass when state hirelings can come into your own home and find amonia in the butter, hookworms in the ham, germicides in the kitchen, para sites in the chambers, microbes in the cellar and bacteria in the well, and in sist on fly paper in the buttery. It's time for the suffragettes to rise up and parade ; and yon can bet Sucker pre cinct will back them up to a man. If Mr. Wallis ever comes back here he'll find vacuum cleaners that won't leave any hair on his cylindrical pate, nor wind in his electric lights.—Caldwell Tribune. I I According to the Leader, Tom Morgan, a Silver City mining man, who has bean visiting friends in Nampia, left last week 1 . _ .__ j lor eastern Oregon. j Cigars and pipes at Getchells. Birthday For Miss Fairer Little Miss Edith Farrer, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T. D. Farrer, was last Thursday afternoon, December 7, given a birthday party at her home in De Lamar, in honor of her Bixtb birthday. Some of the ladies were bidden ae well as the children, the former brought their fancy work, and the little ones were amused with games. Dainty re freshments were served. Over the tea-cups and the knitting, Kipling's "Female of the Species ceived a generous share in the discus sion. Those invited were: Agnes Bowen, Bernice Carlaw, Dellis Frye, Dorothy and Mariorie Helm, Phyllis and Bertha Orford, and Thomas Farrer, Jr.; also, Mrs. J. E. McDonnell, Mrs. E. E. Bowen, Mrs. E. V. Orford, Mrs. A. Sothern, Mrs. J. Carlaw, Mrs. T. Frye, Mrs. Jennie F. Avery, Mrs. W. W. Bradley, Mrs. O. H. Shoemaker, Mrs. H. M. Monroe, Miss Orford, Miss Sebern, Miss Mc Donnell, and Miss Dorothy Orford. Little Mi8B Edith received a number of pretty presents. : r< Taught School In Silver Graduating from the public schools of Silver City into the glaring limelight of nation-wide publicity, Francis J. Heney, apostle of clean government and San Franciscos terror to grafters, held a big audience spellbound at the Pinney Theatre in Boise last week while he told them all about it. Mr. Heney declared himself in favor of the initiative and referendum and against the accumulation of vast mil lions which gave the favored few control of the resources of the country. He spoke of his work in Frisco and referred to questions of conservation and the up building of the Inland Empire. He was for a couple of years principal of the Schools at Silver City and John F. Nugent imbibed from him some of the sterling democracy and traits of character that have made both fanions- He is well remembered here by dozens of biB old pupils still in Silver City. men a THEY DO SAY That you should just see that "Old Ivory" china at Getchells. That we asked the Professor for an essay on "Paradise Lost." And this is what he wrote: "Adam blamed Eve; Eve blamed the serpent ; and the serpent hadn't a leg to stand on." That dictaphones are to be put in all the county offices having lady incumbents. That the business end of these useful little instruments are to be used in con nection with an automatic phonograph recorder. That we may tell why later on. That you should order your candies and nuts for Christmas at Getchells. That Mr. Williams wants us to discon tinue this column. In making the request P: C. modestly states that the feature is run for his benefit. Acknowledging that the asseriton is a fact, we shall continue the column and have charged him up with the space used, as advertising, at our regular rates of ten cents a line. That Getchell has just what you Want for Christmas. That the following wire was received by Asa Baldwin in Nampa on Wednes day : Silver City, Dec. 13, ELEVEN A. M. "Merry Boos(t)ers at work. Reverend obeying your orders, home or he'll have you broke.— Teggun." Right Come Claims Damages Gilbert Donaldson vs. J. W. Jones and D. A. Smith is the title of a suit filed this week with the Clerk of the District Court in Silver. Mr. Donaldson claims $1195.60 from the defendants. He states that he leased to them his ranch property near Bruneau for past urage purposes, and that they used 75 tons of hay which he alleges was not in the contract.