I OFFICIAL $
Devoted -to ttie Mining and -A-griOTAlt/U-reil Interests of Owyhee County
SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1912.
According to the Glenns Ferry Gazette,
the Tax Payers league at King Hill have
employed W. H. Harvey of Mountain
Home to fight their tax assessments in
the courts if necessary. They will fight
the tax question in Owyhee county to a
cheap. Address Nugget Office.
Fred Ulmer went to Dewey Saturday
to attend to some matters concerning his
sheep. He was out in the worst of the
storm and while chasing a woolly he hurt
his game leg some more. He got hack
to Silver late in the evening.
A snow -slide on P'lorida put the electric
system out of commission on Saturday
night, about 9.3ft. The slide came down
the mountain like a young tornado and
toob off the end of a house owned by Mr.
Pllisha Lewis. Fortunately the house
Linemen went out Sunday
morning to make repairs, but it
Monday qvening before the
turned on again.
Tiie De Lamar stage did not go out
Saturday night on account of the storm,
hut made the trip on Sunday morning.
There were five teams out bound for that
burg on Sunday morning,
nell took his family back and the Masonic
bunch also made the trip. They started
about 11 a. m. and made the eight miles
by 4 p. m.
on Saturday night, attended the
tion of County Commissioners held at
Boise last week.
He reports a good
Ednetta St Clair returnad to Caldwell
on Saturday morning. Miss St Clair lias
been attending high school at Canyon's
capital and has been spending tiie holi
days with her folks here.
Miss Wilia May Gardner, who lias been
spending Chriituias in Silver, returned
to Nampa ou Saturday, where she is at
For seventeen cents a day, ri^ht here
in Silver, you can buy the best typewriter
ou earth, the Oliver. The machine is
the last word in writing machine ingen
uity. Call up the Nugget olfice and let
us demonstrate the Oliver and its fine
writing qualities. Only 85 cash required.
Temperature seems to be erratic in
this neck of the woods. Monday opened
about seven below zero and Tuesday
closed with a warm cliiuook.
Bring your laundry bundles in. Unless
enough bundles are brougiit to justify the
expense this feature will uot be continued.
A real estate deal has been on the tapis
this week for a property on the main
street. We understand that it lias been
practically closed all but some of the nec
Commissioner Gifford got in Monday
evening. He drove over from his ranah
on Reynolds and had a hard trip.
Simon Harris, State Senator from
Owyliee County, left on Tuesday morn
ing's stage for the 6cene of his duties in
connection witli the special session of the
legislature. Fred Ulmer left at the same
time for a brief Boise visit and to have
his injured leg attended to.
We are pleased to be able to report
that John Connors is a little better of his
rheumatism at this writing. His wrist
still hurts him considerably and is badly
swollen, but lié is feeling better.
The Knights of Pythias dance held on
Tuesday was a huge success. Some thirty
two couple indulged in their fondness for
Terpsichorean exercises and at midnight
a fine supper was served by the Pythian
Who Was the Jonah
Pathetic in the extreme is the story
of the misadventures of Asher Getchell
and his party of joy-riders in a trip to
De Lamar on Sunday evening.
In all the glory of a four-horse
sleigh and to the accompaniment of
merry jingling sleigh-bells, the party of
nine dashed out of Silver at 5.30 p.
The objective point was the home of M.
M. Kreig, at De Lamar, eight miles
was being held.
But alas and alack, also forsooth !
They never got there,
the stillness of the quiet Sabbath
rudely shattered by the appearance of a
leg weary pedestrian whose Macedonian
cry for help stirred the ready sympathy
of the erst-wliile worshipers whose med
itations were thus rudely interrupted.
i rom what could be gathered from
the somewhat incoherent story, it was
at first thought the whole party had
been dumped in
freezing to death.
A rescue party was quickly organized,
beaded by Lute Gardner and a four
of distress was he, was somewhat re
covered by this time and accompanied
the party on its mission of salvage.
When tiie facts were ascertained it
was found that several factors had
tribated to their undoing. The
of Saturday had left the road in had
shape, a balky horse had helped and
some of the party declare that, worst
of all, they hadaJonah aboard. Efforts
on our part to discover to whom
formant had reference were fruitless,
but they said the next time they
Astier was to left at home.
The trouble along the road culminated
a couple of miles out, when they lost
the grade and some of the horses went
into the creek. The balky horse laid
down and at one time Mr. Getchell led
the team a quarter of a mile.
Eisenhard was driving and Mr. Getchell
says lie was swamping,
got swamped. At length, with a horse
in the creek it w as decided they
up against it and Mr. Getchell walked
back to town for assistance,
all got back about 10.30. There were
four ladies and three children in the
bunch in addition to the two
an anniversary party
About nine p. ai.
the creek and were
Asher, for the messenger
LOCAL HE NEWS
nicely as the weather will allow. Con
siderable ore is being taken out aud
some of it is of good values, running
from $500 to $1000 a ton. The ore is
being carefully sorted as it is produced
and it will take but a very few tons of t
the sorted Stuff to make
Work at the 200 level is
a nice run. j
Tliis high grade ore is being met with j
in small quantities at present, but there j
is no telling at what moment the main
body of it may be brought to light. ,
V\ hen this happens the Bruner will ;
have confirmed the expectations of its
most optimistic stockholder.
Mr. Steele will
soon start on a trip
east in the interests of the
He expects to leave in a week or so and
will probably be away at least a month.
August Grete will be left in charge.
Silver City M. <& M. Co.
Water troubles have been bothering
Supt. Cook again recently. There is
break in the main somewhere which
cannot be located ou account of the
Mr. Cook iB now building an
auxiliary system so that with a tauk of
his own this trouble will be eliminated.
A single shift is at work at present.
Marlon Kirkpatrick Consigned lo
Marion Kirkpatrick the Owyhee county
girl arrested for alleged horse stealing,
was adjudged insane and ordered com
mitted to the Blackfoot asylum. The
hearing was held before Judge Dunbar,
the evidence showing that the girl is
irrational and erratic and had an abnor
mal fondness for horses, two of which
she has stolen recently and sold or failed
to return to their owners).
She has an uncle and (an aunt living
in Montana and a few years ago she
married a man in that state by the name
of Carter, from whom sue separated
soon after tier marriage.
News of DeLamar
Mrs. A. C. Normington has been quite
seriously ill for about a week. She had
a very sudden attack of appendicitis but
is improving now.
Miss Lizzie Hoskins returned from
Butte, Montana where she has been
visiting heriaunt for about four months.
Mr. Knott lias been in St. Alphonsus
Hospital in Boise and died at that place
Miss Lydia and Nellie Raymond, ac
companied by their father, left on Mon
day for Albion, where they are attending
Miss Cordelia Farrer went out Tues
day to resume her teaching in the Mid
Mrs. Vivian gave a party last eve
ning in honor of her daughter, p'lorence
May. The guests played games, danced
and lunched and all had a delightful
time. Those present were : Eldon and
William Jolly, Lloyd Smith,
George, Howard and Herald Wills,
George, Rosamond and Teddy Tillet,
May Emery, p'lorence Rodda. Elsie
4ngove, Mahle Ben net, Margaret and
Eileen Hazel, Nora Slattery, May Hum
bly and Frances Saunders.
The Christmas tree and entertainment
was a great success. The entertainment
consisted of several carols by tiie men
and three reels of pictures given by Mr.
The Owyhee Nugget $2 a year.
Caught In The Storm
[Told by a Passenger]
Another story of battling with the
elements on a stormy winter might is
added to the tales that are told around
the firesides of Silver City and vicinity
when the roaring of the wind recalls the
experiences of the past.
Saturday's in-coming stage with ten
passengers had just reached the change
station when the snow storm, which had
begun early in the day, because violent,
Two boys on horseback came hurrying
down the mountain and paused
nounce that it. would be impossible to
make horses face the driving wind and
snow. When the stage reached tiie
watering-place at Brauca's, the advis
ability of stopping for the night was dis
cussed. Some of the
pressed a desire to reach their desti
nation that evening aud as there was
still about au hour and a half of daylight
the drivers decided to go on, hoping for
a lull in the storm sufficient to enable
them to get through.
"I'll look for you back before long,"
Branca called out as the sleds moved
. All went well until Windy Point !
was reached. Here the teams encoun- !
ered a deep drift and a hurricane that i So
made the sleet seem like the stinging i
lash of a whip. After examining the I
trail in front, the drivers urged the |
hoases forward until one of the leaders i
slipped from the hard-packed road to I
the untroden snow below. After some
Worst Snowstorm In Years
What is described as one of the worst
storms to visit Silver for a number of
years put in an appearance some time
P'riday night. All day Saturday and
Saturday night the storm raged and the
wind blew the snow into huge drifts.
As it happened on that day for the
first time for weekB there was a big load
of passengers coming in from Murphy.
It was the last stage before the opening
of the schools on Monday and the teach
ers were all returning from the Boise
The passenger list included the names
of six ladies and four men, the former
being Ina Fry, Miss Sehern, Amy Mc
Donnell, Mrs. Hocking, and Miss Bar
bara Anderson for De Lamar and Mrs.
\L H. Shea for Silver. The four men
were H. M. Monroe, Jos. Rokha, A. D.
Bradfield and A. J. Harley.
An extra team was sent out in the
afternoon to help get the stage in and
later in the evening another, with five
men aboard, was sent.
According to the story of the trip bv
the passengers who arrived, the wind on
the summit was somethimg tierce.
Commissioner A. J. Harley was aboard
and he helped the driver on the bad
New Laundry Arrangements
Bring in your laundry bundles. We
have made arrangements with a first-class
sundry. All work guaranteed. We
make shipments when we get a load, so
bring it in any time.
We received a nice bunch of Oreana
news as we go to press, too late for use
in this issue. They will be published I
The Potosi slide moved last night and *
a huge mass of snow also descended the
south side of the gulch near the Silver ^
The most dangerous-looking bunch of
snow now is in the Long Gulch, just
above the Silver City mine on Florida.
As we go to press Messrs. Steele and
Cook are preparing to make an effort to
bring it down with the aid of a couple
of boxes of powder.
Two More Snow Slides
Will Pfeiffer, the man who was held for
trial on a charge of grand larceny last
week, and who has since confined in the
county bastile, was released yesterday
morning. His father, who lives
Boise, furnished bail for him in the
W. L. Harvey of Mountain Home came
in last night. Mr. Harvey comes to ap
pear liefore the board of commissioners
in the King Hill assessment cases. The
people there who had made final proof
were assessed as though patent had been
issued, and object to it.
Tuesday night the De Lamar stage left
at 8 pm. and arrived at De Lamar next
day at 2 pm. They got a half mile below
Dewey and the road became impassable, j
and a return was made to Dewey for the
night. Rod Me Donnell went out Wed
nesday morning to help the driver.
Silver's population was increased by
one last Saturday when a seven and three j
encouragement he regained his footing
and another short advance was made,
So great was tiie force of the hurricane
that it moved one of the sleds several
inches from its position. Fritz, who had
come to the change station with an
quarter pound boy was born to Mr. and
Gobiola. Dr. Schuyler officiated. Mother \ ;
and baby doing well.
tra sled to meet the stage, lost his hat
and was so affected by the severity of
(Continued on last page)
Herb Davies Gets Lost
Herb Davies met with a queer mixup
on his way back home from Silver last
Herb had been here proving up
before Judge Heer and started for home
in company with Frank Davis. On the
way Herb's hat blew off and he got down
to hunt it.
After waiting a long time
Prank concluded that be had gone back
to Silver and drove on. Reaching the
Linehan rancii on Picket Creek, the two
Linehans, Dan and Jim, went out to find
the missing man. They found him bat
less on the flat but still alive. But the
joke of it was that the hat, the cause of
all the trouble, was found reposingsafely
in the rear part of the conveyance.
Five men drove over from De Lamar
in the worst of the fierce storm on Sat
urday night to attend the special
munication of the local Masonic Lodge
scheduled for that evening. The heroes
of the wild night ride were,! PI. McDon
nell, R. L. McDonnell, E.
Chas. Hatch, and Colin Orford.
They left De Lamar at 5.30 arriving at
Silver as the clock struck
making the 8 miles in four hours and
a half, an average of less than two miles
At one place they had to
hitch, shovel a trail and pull tiie
veyance a couple of hundred yards by
Jack Ward made almost as bad a trip
on foot from the Ricii Gulch to attend
the same meeting, and Messrs. Steele
and Schumaker came from the Banner.
To Spend a. Million and a Half
Tiie spring of next year will see the
completion of the works for supplying
water to tiie land under the Gem Irri
gation District. Under the terms of the
contract, actual construction work begau
* a8t week 0,1 t * ie system that will reclai
^0.090 acres of desert lands lying between
^ a mpa lerry and Homedaie and along
the Snake, river.
The contract which
the district made with tiie Crane Falls
Power & Irrigation company calls for
pumping stations, one drawing
out of the Snake and driving it up
the side of a hill in three lifts,
through wooden pipes, and tiie other,
forcing the water through a 36-inct| pipe
to 4000 acres in the tract. Tiie fift
100 feet is said to be tiie highest single
lift in tiie state.
The power company sub-let its con
taact to the Slick Brothers' Construction
company of Boise and to the Gillis Con
struction company of Salt Lake. The
former company will put in tiie concrete
dam costing $3,000,000 in itself, and is
1400 feet in length, and 35 feet high.
The land under the system is in benches
and each lift has been assigned to irri
gate all of the farm laud under its gravity
flow. The larger pumping station will
have two 22-inch and five 24 inch
The cost of the works complete will he
a million and a half.
The board of County Commissioners
began their regular quarterly
Monday. So far routine work, approving
reports and bills, etc., have occupied the
itinl0of the board- fjmml importunt
matt ers wU1 acted on at thhj seæiou _
among them the consideration of a pet
ition presented asking for a rural high
school in Silver City.
Dr. Schuyler received a hurry-up call
on Tuesday evening to attend Mrs. Frank
Schaffer. He found her in a comatose
state, suffering faom heart trouble. After
working on her for some time he
ceeded in bringing her around, but it
a close call.
Supt. Avery returned last night after a
couple of weeks absence.
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