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I OFFICIAL. ; COUNTY PAPER. 1 tt+WHtWW" p ^^ ro ' teci ^ to t ^ e :i ^ iriiT:Lg a ' rici A g rio~u.lt -u.ra.1 Interest© of Owyhee SILVER CITY, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, OWYHEE NUGGET PUP ! County VOLUME XXII. THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1912. NUMBER 3 WEEK'S LOCAL HAPPENINGS The snow on account of the recent slides has reached a level in the Blaine Gulch so that the high tension wires are now but a few feet above grade. People travel ing that way want to tie very careful not to come in contact with the wires. Found.—A plain gold band ring. The ring was found on the bridge near the Masonic Hall, by applying to Dr. Heer. The owner may have it The hotel has installed the fire gong and rope ladders ordered in by Mr. Parker on his recent visit. h or Sale.—Second-hand typewriter, cheap. Address Nugget Office. The De Lamar stage failed to make it on Thursday, arriving at 1.30 p. m., missing the outward-bound stage. Messrs. Steele and Cook had a close call on Thursday afternoon when they up in the Long Gulch to move the by means of a couple of cases of powder. The snow broke just as they were prepar ing the shot. The slide began just about four feet below the point where they stood, the snow cracking cleanly and thundering down into the gulch below. went snow Iriday night's stage failed to make it through, and the mail was sent through horseback. They got stuck about two miles out and Fred Ulmer, on who was a passenger, walked in, notwithstanding his injured leg. Bring in your laundry bundles, have made arrangements with a first-class laundry. We All work guaranteed, make shipments when we get a load bring it in any time. We , so W. L. Harvey, the Mountain Home attorney who has been conferring with the Commissioners on the King Hill tax mixup, went out on Saturday morning's stage. The slide Friday in the Trade Dollar Gulch, just above the Blaine Mill, , out four poles and cut off the took power. A loop was made, cutting off the Banner and lights were in use pgain in the .even ing. A warm chinook wind, accompanied by rainy sleet, began on Saturday morning, making the traveling pretty bad and settling the snow considerably. Mr. Gardner drove Dr. Schuyler to Flint Sunday morning. It proved all-day trip as well as a hard one. doctor was called to attend Bonito's little daughter, who was quite sick. over an The Photographer Hedum tells us a good one but refuses to name the lady, says a lady came in asked him if he took children's photos. C. C., He "Certainly," replied "that's my specialty." "How much do you charge?" "Five dollars a dozen. ' "Well," said tiie woman, sorrowfully, T shall have to see you again later ; I've only got eleven." Mr. Hedum, like all SilveriteS, is an exeeed mgiy truthful gentleman, but we kinda think he got that out of the Youth's Com patnon. Albert Rodda and Wni. Lawson were outgoing passengers on Tuesday morning's *. s ^titled to four delegates to the Republican Convention to be held at Lewiston May 16. The convention will select eight delegates to the National Con vention at Chicago. Chris Farrell thawed out some powder on War Eagle and thawed it so effect ively that it exploded, knocking Chris 1 au *i stunning him temporarily, affair took place iOO feet in a tunnel. PB . in town yesterday making final proof on his homestead before J udge Heer. , We are, glad to be able to state that John Connors is much better of his rheumatism. Anna McPheeters, who was one of the Owyhee County girls sent to tiie Boise High School, has gained second prize in bread-making in a recent contest at Boise. She went to school at Dew'ey and graduat ed from the eight grade there. Tne Herb Davis a T. A. Foreman is here as a witness for Herb Davies in his final proof. Mr. Foreman is a prosperous rancher living on Easy Street. of Wha.t the Commissioners Did In additioh to the regular routine tvurk oi allowing bills and approving reports, detailed accounts of which will be found in our legal columns,the Board passed upon several matters of interest to our readers. W. L. Harvey appeared before the board as representing the taxpayers iu the King Hill district, and after listen ing to his plea the Board made a number of corrections and reductions as the merits of the individual cases seemed to justify. A new school district was created, with the serial number of 2d, upon pe tition of Joseph Lesstnan and others. The new district is located on the other sideof South Mountain, where the States ol Oregon and Nevada corner with Idaho. An application for a liquor license in Homedale precinct was denied. 'The jury list of 160 names was drawn. The list is headed with the name of O. D. Brumbaugh. The petitions of Messrs Gardner, Heer and others for the establishment of a new rural high school district was ordered to be placed before the voters of School Districts Nos. 1 and 17 for theirdecision. The election will he held on March 9. Each district will vote separately in its owu schoolhouse. not the it it Having finished their labors, Com missioners Harley and Gifford left Tuesday morning tor their respective homes. The former left on the stage and Mr. Gifford started on his long drive to Wilson. on Heavy rain fell during the greater part, of Monday night, followed by heavy Tuesday morning. Mrs. Ganow went to Boise snow it on Tuesday morning's stage, accompanied by her little daughter. a News of Hot Springs Mrs. Duffield is on the sick list again this week again by next writing. No mail reached Hot Spring Monday on account of bad roads between Mt. Home and Bruneau. Some of the people of Hot Spring getting up ice while they have'an tunity. Miss Belle Robertson, who has been in Boise School for some lime, returned to her home a few days ago and is in ftttendence at Hot Spring school. The teacher as well as tiie pupils glad to have her back again. Mr. Voyne E. Riddle, of Riddle, Ida., and Mr. Hoiace Dunning of Wick ahoney, wtio spent Xmas at Hot Spring, have now returned to their respective homes and carry with them the ories of a very pleasant time. Mrs. B. F. Collins, who has been dis abled with rheumatsim, is very much improved at this writing. Mrs. M. E. Russel, the Hot Spring school teacher, who left here Dec. 22nd, for her home in Meridian, returned Sat urday evening, Jan. 6th, and reports a delightful Xmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Bland of that place! She also enjoyed the teachers' Institute which was held in Boise Jan. 1st to 6th and telle she gained a number of helpful ideas by her attendance there. More than half the pupils have been absent from scoool this week on accouut of the unexpected cold and weather. Miss Rosalind Healey left Sunday to attend school at Boise. Mr. John D. Kambridge returned the first of the Year from Melrose, Mont,, where he spent Xmas with his relatives. Mr. Kambridge* will remain in Hot Spring during the remainder of this winter. It is hoped she will be well are oppor now are ment P. stormy The editor is in receipt of a number of nice little autobiographies from Hot Spring, which, to economize space, shall publish as opportunity affords. Leonard Wilson was^born June 29th, 1895, in a small village in the beautiful little Bruneau valley. His father mail carrier and stage driver between that place and Hot Spring's. Later the Wilson's moved to Hot Springs where they have a beautiful country home, and where Leonard with his large band of brothers and sisters spends many happy days. He is fond of books and is bitious. If we have we on are on was am space you may enjoy reading in some later number of his selections: "The Departure." one Willing to Learn A few issues back we joked Friend Fegtly of the Jordan Valley Express about a paragraph in that excellent Journal which stated that somebody had thrown up a restaurant. We thought the gentleman referred to should take a little bromo or something to settle hie stomach. Now our very much esteemed con temporary gets back at us as follows: Probably the correct solution of the matter is the fact that brother Burr oughs was formerly a resident of the eastern states and moved in the aesthetic society of Washington, D. 0., and has not yet become accustomed to, and able to comprehend the meaning intended to be conveyed by our west ern phrases, like "passing the buck," "throwing up the sponge," taking an "eye opener" before breakfast, "stand pat;" and we can just imagine the look of wonder and amazement that would spread over his counte nance if any one should ask him "take a shot?" or to to With sorrow we have to admit that Fegtly is probably rigtit. The west is evidently no place for a minister's son and we suppose we'll have to return to the "aesthetic Society of the East," what ever that may be. But we cannot help feeling that broncho-busting, stand-patting, our sponge throwing, eye-opening, friend in Jordan should have attended to our education a little. buck-passing In all the years of our acquaintanceship if he had asked us to "take a shot" or"have some thing," maybe by this time we would have reached an understanding of these terms with which he is so familiar. We envy him his erudition in these particu lars, humbly admit that we know noth ing whatever about them, and cerely willing to sit at the feet of Gamaliel. are sin Answers to Correspondents Bill H.—No, while there are. no doubt, better places than the phone office, it is not contrary to the law nor the Decalogue to meet there. I. O.—We are una-blo to authoritatively you answer your question, but think should pay for the drinks. A. A. G.—Don't do it. you if you don't watch out. Wallis will get (2) No, Winslow's Soothing Syrup is not a Breakfast Food. > J. C. C.—We are not'an authority on epitaphs. Are you thinking ot dying? Maybe a suitable one would be : "Peas to his Hashes." R. H. L.—We don't know what caused the limp. Ask SchuyleT. popinlaw dropped an aitch on your toe. M. N. F. (Jordan Valleyl.—We think your proposed lecture trip in the effete east would prove profitable. (2) Yes, we believe "Cowboy Colloquialisms By A Cowboy" would be a good title and you look the part. But be sure and tell 'em about "passing the buck," etc. Maybe a , _ „ on How to Become the Beet Lawver in ; tl Town, By A New And Painless Meth-! T od." Price 30c, all druggists. (2) The ' ace wins and you buy. P. C.-^You should find what you want either in Hoyle's "Book of Games!' or Blackstone's admirable treatise Jack W. You ask how long a girl should be courted. That depends on your : own height. If you are a six f6oterj you may court a girl up to 8 ft. long. j j LOCAL MINING NEWS Silver City M. <& M. Co. Work started up again on the 4th. A ^ station has been cut for an air receiver j on the 800 foot end and it lias been in stalled. At present it is being used as a ' pressure tank for the drills. If there are no more water troubles another shift | will soon be put to work. : The prospects of this property are very good. It adjoins the Trade Dollar claims ! l on two sides and there is every indication j that the property will develop into a ! P good mine. Education a. 1 Issue The recent Teachers'Institute at Boise was not only one of the most successful yet held but also one of the most useful from a practical standpoint. We believe that a condensed account of the proceedings will be of interest to both the parents and trustees all over the County. For this reason we shall in the issue of Feb. 1 make a specialty of set tool matters all over the county and of the Boise Institute. We expect to have a few words in this issue from every school in Owyliee County as well as other matters of interest to parents and teachers. Eagles Install Officers The local lodge of Eagles had an in stallation and banquet on Thursday night, when the following officers took charge for the ensuing term: Past W. Pres., Wip. Healy. W. Pres., A. J. Swan. W. Vice-Pres., C. H. Grete. Recording Secretary, I. O. Hanson Treasurer, O. D. Brumbaugh. W. Conductor, Henry Rood. W. Chaplaiq, Paul Nelson. Inside Guard, Jamas Murry. Outside Guard, Gus Rood. Trustees, E. F. Grete, C. M. Caldwell, and J. H Hunt. Grand View Notes The weather has been extremely cold for the past few days. Sunday, people witnessed a regular blizzard, the first one in Grand View this winter and the first one in its history, so say many. In spite of the storm on Sunday, a goodly number was interested in the Sabbath School, and forty-five attendance. A men's Bible Class formed and the Loyal Army Plan insti tuted. The contest between tne reds and Blues was continued for another Sunday. Don't fail to be there next time, we need your help. many were in ■ The Grand View Literary Society held a very interesting meeting Saturday night, Jan. 6th, in which Robert Henry Smith was sued for larceny. The judge was A. E. Bailey ; Clerk, C. L. Hurless; Sheriffs, Fred Nelson and Lee Me Keith; Bailiffs, Lee McKeith and Ross Osborn ; Stenogra pher, Pete Gorman; Plaintiff, Robert Henry Smith ; Attorneys for Defense, Geo. Bennett and Wm. Bolen; States Attorney and Colleague, J. L. Vinson and Edd Siffert. A Mock trial was Held The following jury was selected : Richard Taylor, Myrtle Rowe, Mrs. Jessie Vinson, Agnes Bailey, Mary Whitson, John Graham, Charles Painter, John Wegman, Esther Nelson, Jen Jensen, Len^Ic Keith and Martin Gresja. After the selection of the jury the trial was continued until the next I by of meeting, Jan, 20. Come and hear the verdict. Bert Brown is again in our midst after a short stay in Seattle, Wash. Alfred Koon is absent from school this week, on account of sickness. A tin shower was given Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stanke last Saturday evening, Dec. 30, 1911, at their home about two miles northwest of Grand View. An oyster supper and other refreshments were enjoyed, after which games were played. tl «. j- • , , . ., , . T ^ Pafty d, . Bbanded Rt 11 ocl( * k - About twentv were present and a good time was reported by all. Sara Mullenix has been on the sick liBt the ua8 , ten ' pBSl teD " ay8 ' Mr. and Mrs. John Graham returned Thursday evening from Crane Falls, where they have been visiting the form er's praeuts for the past few days. Mr. R. G. Rowe has been ill with a cold, the past few days. A grand Farmer's aud Teacher's Educational Meeting is being planned ^ or Grand View. It will be held some ^ March, the date will be an n°u»ced later. Prof. Olin of the State University will be present and give a steropticon lecture for the benefit of the farmers especially. State Supt. Grace Shepherd, Prof. Axline of the Normal School and Co. Supt. Avery will all be l ,,esent t0 help in some way. It is planned that the four schools, will take P ar C Eighteen pupils of Grand View were to Items from Oreana The following items came one mail too late for insertion in the last issue. Miss Signe Allen and Virginia Neil left Saturday morning for Boise after spend ing the two weeks holiday vacation with relatives and friends. Mrs. Pittman returned from Boise Wednesday. She says she had a good time notwithstanding the weather. Joel Pittman is in Boise High School, completing a business course. Work has commenced on the new saloon building whicn is being erected by Harvey DeLapp. He is hauling the material from Murphy. Mr. Herman Koeppe is the carpenter. Saturday morning was the time chosen for the M. C. A. to hold their first meeting. Obstacles of all kinds turned up, and even the elements Beemed to object. The President was ill. The Vice-President forgot to shave and so couldn't come. Bnt where there's a will there's a way, especially if there's a woman in the case. We were determined not to be balked and we made a start, the secretary presiding. The constitu tion and by-laws were read and an en rollment of 23 made for a beginning. A short but interesting program followed, including a baBS solo by Robert L Read, recitations by Bernice Neil and Bernice Pittman, and a vocal solo by La Vérda Read. All went home well pleased. Mrs. J. M. Neil went to Boise to take her little son, J. Lee, who is troubled with enlargement of the tonsils. The little man will have them removed. Mr. Harry Matthews haî accounted for the one-sided buggy. He has decided to have some one of equal heft on the otfier side hereafter. Should reports come to you of a slight earthquake shock' forget it. Irene Read got home covered with snow and earth, and her feelings a trifle ruffled. Up to date there have been no reports of damage done buildings. She sustained a sprained thumb. A few new year's resolutions came to us by wireless: Pritchard—To be voted the largest man, never again. Northerup—To take a bath twice dur ing the year whether he needs it or not. Green—-To lick the first man who takes him for a silly boy. Niess—To remain single for six months at least. (See how happy Mr. Torrence a ; is). Matthews—To keep his buggy well balanced. Micky—To never try to beat the other fellow's time. Little—To smile his prettiest every time he goes to Castle Creek. Pruett—To save, and save, and save, then settle. "Billy" Payne came in Wednesday from Nampa to work for Mr. Toy. Mr. Alva Reed returned from a business trip to Cassia Co. Mrs. Leonard Ulrich has been visiting bar parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rowe, at Grandview. 8he is now with Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich, and will leave soon for her home at Silverton, Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Mollitor have gone and Mr. Neil has a new "hash sliuger" at his big lanch. Mrs. Geo. Ulrich gave a progressive high five party Friday evening. Grand ma is an excellent host as well as a good cook. Results—a very enjoyable even ing, lively card games, delicious refresh ments. First prizes, a dainty Persian I Lawn Jabot and white silk tie, were won by Mrs. Lion Pritchard and Ralph Pritchard. The "Booby" prizes, a bottle of catsup and a can of Snider's Por kand Beans, were captured by Mrs. Maud Pritchard and Mr. Adcock. neither absent nor tardy during the month of December. A. E. Bailey and family were surprised Friday evening by thirty or more of their neighbors coming in upon them. The Baileys proved themselves royal good entertaiuers during the evening. Subscribe for your county paper, the Owyhee Nugget. $2 a year.