MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1906
HE TALKS POLITICS
B. F. O'Neil of Wallace, Expresses
His Views on Idaho Politics.
REPUBLICANS FEELING GOOD
Dubois Will Again Deavor to Make
Mormon Question the Issue-O'Neil
Not a Candidate for Governor.
B. F. O'Neil, the Wallace banker
and politician, was interviewed bv
the editor of the Wallace Press, Iasi
week, after his return from the
meeting of the republican state cen
tral committee at Boise, and here is
ttye way Bainev expressed himself
upon the political outlook in Idaho:
"I had occasion to talk to repub
licans f-om all parts of the state,"
he replied, "and without exception
they report the party in excellent
working condition, and harmonious
on all questions ot vital conuern to
the organization. Confidence in re
publican success at the polls this
fall is everywhere manifested, but
there is no where a disposition to
belittle the strength of the opposi
tion. On the contrary, republicans
generally recognize that systematic
and persistent effort is necessary and
they are preparing to make a cam !
paign on that line.
"As to issues, Senator Dubois will
endjeavor to drag the Mormons into
the campaign again, but there is
nothing to indicate that it will cut
even as much figure as it did two
years ago. The arrest of the leaders
of the Western Federation ot
Miners may play a part in the cam
paign, but just bow and to what ex
tent will depend largely upon tbe
result of their trials.
"Mr. O'Neil, your name is per
sistently used in connection witn the
gubernatorial race. Have you any
thing to say on that subject?"
"Nothing more than I have said
heretofore. My time is more than
occupied with my private business,
and this is sufficient t« prevent my
seeking the nomination even if I was
otherwtse disposed to enter the race.
On my recent trip to the state capi
tal I received cordial proffers of
support from influential republicans
in both ends of the state. This, of
course, was very pleasing to me and
I thoroughly appreciate the good
will manifested, but to all I have
but, one answer—I am not a candi
date for governor.
"The meeting of the committee
was called for tbe purpose of fixing
the time and place of holding the
state convention. In addition to
this, resolutions endorsing the na
tional administration, congressional
delegation and state administration
were adopted. The question of
nominating a senator by the state
convention was not pressed, and if
it had been the committee would
certainly have taken the position
that an expression on that subject
was not —ithin itR province. There
is practically no sentiment in favor
of the proposition.
"I very much regret that a reso
lution was not' adopted endorsing
Senator Heyburn's fight against the
creation of forest reserves in Idaho.
It was simply an oversight that it
was not done. The people of the
state are back of him in this matter,
and he should have had the official
approval of the committee."
THE SURVEY OF 1881 .
Veteran Railroad Engineer Tells of
TripyDown Snake River.
There registered at the Ru«sell
hotel on Monday a man who prob
ably knows more about tbe topog
raphy of Idaho and the extreme
' ' western states than any other man
living, says tbe Emmett Index. He
is T. A. Clark, who is spending a
few days'in town as the guest of E.
E. Forshay. For many years the
two worked together on railroad
work, the former an chief and thy
latter as a sort of apprentice, and
between them there exists a warm
friendship. Mr. Clark is over 70
.ears of age, but is bale and hearty
md a mighty interesting story
Away back in "81 Mr. Clark was
given the job of finding a route and
setting the stakes for the Oregon
Short Line through Idaho and Ore
gon, and (\e points with pride to the
fact that while the Union Pacific has
spent vast sums of money changing
its route and straightening out the
kinks the Short Line has found no
imperfections or changes necessary
in its right of way.
In '82 Mr. Clark was ordered to
explore the Snake River canyon
He came to Emmett and bought
lumber of Jim Wardwell's sawmill
for boats in which to make the trip.
It was a hazardous journey, espec
ially as it was made in January.
The boats were capsized, three of
the six men in the party were
drowned, and all their provisions
were lost except the flour.
"B.scuits for breakfast, dinner
and supper, mixed with Snake River
water, were uot the best eating in
the world," said Mr. Clark, "but
no one complained of the grub or
seemed to lack an appetite.
To add further to their discom
forts, their bedding was destroyed
by tire. The capsized boats were
later picked up at Portland, and
San Francisco papers contained
graphic descriptions of how "Old
Man" Clark and his party had
perished. They did not turn up for
Mr. Clark says at that time he
thought the promoters of this rail
road were the biggest fools on
record to spend their money to build
a road through the Idaho desert.
He says he could have had the en
tire flat that Weiser is built on for
nothing, but he didn't want it. At
that time Nampa was known as
Boomerang and Payette, New Jeru
A Safe Cough Remedy for Children.
la buying a cough medicine forchlldr n
never be afraid to huy Chamberlains
Cough Remedy. There is no Jauger from
It aud relief Is always sure to follow. It
Is especially valuable lor colds, croup
and whooping cough. Foi sale by Riter
Bros. Drug Co.
Enormous Copper Consumption.
Experts estimate that the produc
tion of copper in this country last
year was approximately 943,000,060
pounds, or 133,000,000 pounds more
than in 1904; and it is predicted
that this year will show an eyen
larger increase, says a Washington
correspondent. Yet at such a pace
is the consumption of the metal
growing that the output of ore does
not meet our national needs and we
are importing larger and larger
quantities from across the Alantic.
First and foremost this is an elec
trical age and utilization of electric
ity is largely dependent upon copper.
Transmission of electrical energy
for use in lighting streets and dwell
ings, operating power plants and
railways, and making possible com
raunicatiun by telegraph and tele
phone, is a prime factor in twentieth
century living. Power transmis
sion, for lighting and manufacturing
purposes, though its future possibil
ities are enormous, is largely unde
veloped; so, to some extent is the
electric railway; so, most of all,
perhaps, is the telephone, though
already the Bell system alone has
nearly two and a half million tele
phones in use. All of these utilities
use vast amounts of copper not only
in the form of wire but in the
powerful and mysterious machinery
by which they are operated.
Aside from the eiectrical indus
| gmeertng could scarcely get along
tries nearly every form of present
day activity employs copper, and
the compost.ions of which it is a
part, to a considerable extent. En
in any of its branches without it.
Every up to date engine has brass
oil cups, and bearings must be made
of brass, gun metal, bronze or other
compositions of copper if they are
expected to withstand the terrific
wear imposed on machinery. Brass
and copper tubing is used in many
boilers, especially in those of loco
motives, for it will endure enormous
pressure and is an excellent con
ductor of heat; and copper tubes
are used almost exclusively in marine
condensers, while many vessels have
their hulls sheathed in copperr
THE GOLDEN GATE PROPERTY.
It will be Developed on Extensive
Scale this Season-Experienced
Man in Charge.
H. B. Frank, who recently took
hold of the property of the Golden
Gate Mining company -in the "cop
per belt" east of here, was in town
over Sunday. He has a force of
seven men at work gutting every
thing in shape to push active devel
opment work on the property. A
blacksmith shop and boardinghouse
will be completed this week, and the
force will soon be increased to 25
or 30 men. Mr. Frank stated that
within sixty days from the time
actual development is begun he will
be prepared to ship ore.
"I am not tooting my horn very
much just now," said Mr. Frank,
"for it takes something more than
talk to develop mining claims. But
I bave got faith in this property,
and have purchased 65,000 shares of
the company's taeasury stock, and
will invest more if necessary to
develop (he mine."
Mr. Frank is a mining man of
many years experience and from the
determined mauner in which he has
taken hold of the work on the
Golden Gate, it is quite evident that
he expects to get returns from the
money he is investing.
First National Fank Building.*
At a meeting of the directors of
the First National bank, held Wed
nesday afternoon, the plans for the
new bank building were discussed
at some length. While the size of
the building and material to be used
were agreed upon, the plans for the
interior are yet to be drawn by a
Salt Lake «architect.
Tbe building is to be 46x65 feet,
two stories. The lower floor will be
divided into two rooms, the bank
occupying the corner, while the ad
joining room will be fitted for gen
eral merchandise business,
second floor will be arranged for
offices. Pressed brick wijl be used
tor the Main and Tenth street sides
of the building. Eilher steam or a
hot water heating plant will he in
stalled and the interior appointments
will be modern in every respect.
The architect's plans and all de
tails will be approved and the con
tract let so that construction can
begin not later than the first of
Death of Chauncey Paine.
Chauncey Paine died at his home
in Georgetown on Thursday, March
22nd, from dropsy. Deceased lo
cated at Georgetown in May, 1875,
aud during bis residence there of 21
years he won the highest esteem of
every one in the community. He
was 68 years of age. A son, Rich
ard, and a daughter, Mrs.* Nets
Larsen, both of whom reside at
Georgetown, survive him, his wife
having died some years ago.
His tuncral was held at the
Georgetown meeting house last Sat
urday afternoon. The speakers
were Bishops Clark, Wright and
Richards and D. W. and J. A. Hess.
All paid feeling tributes to the de
ceased and bore testimony to his
many noble traits. His remains
were followed fc) their final resting
place in the Georgetown cemetery
by a large number of friends.
BASE BALL DOPE.
Time Something was Doing if We
are Going to Have Team Here
How about baseball here this sea
son? It is true, the weather so far
hasn't been such as would arouse
base ball fever in anybody, but if
we are to have a team this year, it is
time something was doing,
are several vacancies in the line-up
of the team as it stood last summer,
but we believe there is a plenty of
good "raw material" with which to
fill the holes.
Witt Bresee, our short stop, will
play with Evanston this year, we
suppose. The boys here will miss
little Wilt as he was always in the
same and had about as few errors
chalked against him as any of them.
Frank Wright and O B. Cayou
both declare that they intend to
play on the bench this year, but
we'll wager our last summer's linen
duster against a two bit piece that
by the time the season opens both
of 'em will have the fever so bad
that the only way to keep them out
of a game would be to lock them
Carl Spongbcrg is just itching to
gel into a game again. He says
that bis "wing" is in the pink of
condition, and he swears that no
wiusome maiden of Pocatello, nor
any oilier city, will be able to
hypnotize him this year.
A1 Bresea is ready to play b^ll at
any time, but if he gains much more
avoirdupois before the season opens,
it will be necessary to order a
special size suit for him.
Big Fred Humerick will be there
with the goods again on the first
bag and will be able to stop any
thing that comes within forty feet
of his way.
You can tell by "Hank" Spidell's
actions that base ball is working on
him, and he promises to redeem his
batting record this year. "Spi"
used to he a dandy with the stick,
hut it seems that he played in bad
luck most of the time last season.
There's lengthy A1 Thiel—we
wish that we could count on him in
the regular line-up for the third bag,
for A1 can sure get all that comes
his way. But unfortunately A1
can't get in the game only occasion
There are a number of the younger
bloods around town that ought to
have the making of good ball play
ers in them, and if there are any
who want to try out, just drop your
names in the pot and as soon as the
weather gets favorable you will be
giyen an opportunity to show what
yeu can do.
There were some cracker-jack
games played on the Montpelier
diamond last year and there is no
reason why we cin'i j ut up as good
ball again this year.
We understond tl at Soda Springs
is going to support a good team this
year, with an imported battery.
Their grounds are to be inclosed
and the town will therefore be able
to offer inducements for tpams to
are also agitat
ing base ball and a team of the best
local players will soon be organized
there. Tbe Montpelier team has
got a little grudge against the Gate
City's for turning us down on the
Labor Day game last fall, and what
we would like to do would be to go
down there this year and shut them
out on their own diamond. It would
be the "joyfullest" moment of our
Montpelier must get in the swim
and have a ball team. A summer
here without base ball would be
drier than a Dutch lunch without
any beer to wash down the lim
Three little rules we all should keep,
To make life happy and bright,
Smile in tbe morning, smile at noon,
Take Rooky Mountain Tea at night.
Ask your Druggist.
PROYES HIS STATEMENTS.
Four Bottles of Explosives Found at
Pocatello--Were Buried There
by Steve Adams, Who Put
the Officers Next.
Steve Adams, who is held on a
charge in connection with the mur
der of Ex-Governor Stunenberg,
was taken to Pocatello Tuesday
under strong guard, for the purpose
of loctaing the place where, late in
the summer of 1903 he buried five
bottles of a terrible explosive which
he calls "Hellfire" or "Pettibone
dope." In his confession recently
made, Adams among other things,
confessed that he had been sent to
Pocatello by orders of officials of
the inner circle of the Western
Federation of Miners for the pur
pose of intercepting a train on which
was a car filled with non-union
miners being taken from the Coeur
d'Alene district to Cripple Creek,
Colo , where a strike was on.
Adams' mission, according to the
confession, was to wait there with
these bottles filled with this terrible
fluid and when the car arrived to
throw the bottles through the win
The terrible nature of the contents
of the bottles would be to at once
»et the interior of the car in flames
and there would haye been little or
no chance of any of the occupants
escaping with their lives.
Providentially it was impossible,
on account of a tie-up on the Oregon
Short Line, to get the train through
that way and the car of miners
went on to Colorado by another
After arriving in Pocatello AdamB
was not long in locating the old
building in which be had buried the
explosives. The building, which
was then a deserted mill, has since
been remodeled and converted into
a stable. This made it dif
ficult for Adams to locate the spot
in which he had buried the bottles.
Finally, however, there was un
earthened a glass stopper, which
Apams claims was exactly like
those used in the bottles buried by
him and a tin can containing a
burned or charred substance in the
On Wednesday the search was
continued, with the result that four
bottles of the death dealing stuff
A Pocatello special of March 28tb
to the Statesman gives the follow
ing account of the find:
"Four of the bottles that Steve
Adams buried in the old mill were
found shortly after 6 o'clock this
evehing as a result of investigations
started by Chief of Police C. F.
Smith of Pocatello. When the chief
learned of the object of the visit of
M'Parland and others be remem
bered some circumstances which be
deemed it wise to investigate. He
tipped off the suspicions and the in
vestigations turned out entirely suc
cessful. The bottles were found
under a pile of cinders not far from
the mill. It develops that a little
over a year ago a man by the name
of George M'Conkev, engaged in
taking out limbers at the mill, dis
covered the tin which contained the
bottles in the exact location point
ed out yesterday by Adams. He
took the stopper oat of one of the
bottles and the fire burned his hands
and clothes severely. He threw the
bottle out of the mill as far as pos
sible and buried the rest under a
cinder pile where they were tonight
located. A few days after this hap
pened Thomas M'Conkey, a brother,
who was working in the storehouse
of the Scowcroft wholesale company,
near the mill, saw blue smoke com
ing from a rubbish pile where the
firs} bottle had been thrown. He and
a man named Con Regan went(Over
and began stamping out the
smothered tire with their feet. The
liquid got on their shoes and burned
the leather to a crisp. They had to
take off their shoes to prevent burn
ing of their feet.
NEWS OF THE STATE
Review of the Week's Happenings
AS GLEANED FROM EXCHANGES
Tales from Mountain and Vale Briefly
Told for Benefit of the Examin
Caldwell is to have another
National bank with a capital stock
The village of Iona, in Bingham
county, is enjoying an epidemic of
The corner stone of Canyon
county's new #00,000 court houso ft
will be laid on April 4. 'V M
"Fifteen thousand population by |S
1010" is the watchword adopted by ©
the Booster club of Moscow.
Mrs. Frank Steunenbcrg and clill.
dren have decided to make their
permanent home in California.
The Ilecla Mining company at
Burke last week declared a dividend
of #70,000 or 7 cents a share on the
The Idaho Falls Gun Club will
have a big shoot on May 8 and 0.
A gold medal and #215 will bo
given in prizes.
The Commercial Club fever struck
Mouuiainhome last week and a club
was organized tbeie with a member
ship of over 30.
The business men of the little
town of Cottonwood have organized' \
a company for the purpose of in
stalling an electros light system.
As an Illustration of the way real
estate is increasing in value in Idaho
Fails, a business site sold last week
for #3500, that three years ago was
offered for $1200.
Business is increasing so rapidly
in the Second Judicial district that
fudge Steele says it will soon bo
necessary to either have an addition
al judge or divide the district.
The new town of Ashton, in Fre
mont county, will soon have a bank.
It will be known as the Ashton
State bank and will begin business
with a capital stock of #25,000.
The Twin Falls Townsite com
pany has donated a lot to the city
for a public library and an effort
will be made by the citizens to in
duce Carneg'e to donate #10,000 for
a library building.
At Lewiston last week Phillip
Kerby, aged 70 years, was granted a
divorce from Mrs. Kerby, who bad
seen 60 summers. The couple had
been married less than a year and
desertion was the cause for asking
that the marital ties bewevered.
According to advance sheets of
the annual census bf sheep and the
wool busineis of the United States,
issued by the National Association
of Wool Manu facturera, ''"fdaho was
fourth on the list in the production
by states last year with 2,300,000
The people of Sugar City have
raised #20,000 which they propose
depositing in escrow with the county
commissioners, and in case the peo
ple vote the county seat of Fremont
county there this fall the money is
to be used towards erecting a court
The big canal taken out of Snake
river 12 miles above Blac'kfoot and
extending to American. Falls is
about completed and on April 18,
the American Falls Canal aud Power
company has announoed that over
fifty thousand acres ol (arid will be
thrown open to settlement. Tbe
land will sell for 50 cents, per acre,
payable to the state, and a water
right will cost #25 per acre, #3 pay
able at the time of purchase and tbe
balance on 10 years time in annual
payments. Tbe work on I^his irri
gation project was begun in 1895.
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