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The Weiser signal.
Who can guess correctly why the
sewer fund was abolished in the city
of Weiser?
Just as the Signal suggested! Two
American girls, named Delany and
Stetson, have started for Bulgaria
with the idea of getting captured by
The late municipal election of
Cleveland, Ohio, was won on a cam
paign to take the city out of the
hands of men who were running af
fairs solely in their own selfish .in
terests. Wonder if that wave will
ever strike this far west.
A good administration supporter
apd campaign contributor has secured
a contract for placing a sewer system
in the city of Havana at over ten
million dollars. Nothing like that
to convince an orthodox administra
tion pillar that we need subject colo
nies and that the Cubans are not yet
in shape to paddle their own canoe.
Excellent thing to giye them a touch
of high life and take their minds off
the postal frauds.
E. II. Dewey received a letter from
Thunder Mountain yesterday stating
that a pack train of 19 mules had arrived
from Orangeville loaded with whisky.
The stock was stored in a cabin about
half a mile from the mine.—Statesman.
There have been some reports of
a short supply of provisions, but with
this means of ekemg out the flour
and bacon, the camp will pull through
until spring—but what's the use of
lying for one mule. They started
' ^ with twenty, but of course may have
drunk up one mule going in.
Butte, Nov. 18.—Twenty-five Jap. la
borers were killed yesterday in a collision
on the Northern Pacific near Blair and
four others were seriously injured,
fast freight crashed into a work train
a curve.
only white man injured, being slightly
More speed and more murders 1
Jioth for the acquirement of a slight
commercial supremacy and a possi
ble advancement in some watered
stock, and this is at the awful price
of human lives—but men don't cost
Conductor Laruse was the
Speaking of the retirement of
Judge Goodwin from the Salt Lake
Tribune, the Idaho Mail says:
Judge Goodwin whs of the Ben
Franklin, Horace Greeley school of
journalism, that believed iu putting some
one mail's name at the head of the
editorial columns; a man big enough to
flit the place, and to fleht, or argue,
advice us occasion might demand. The
now too prevalent practice of hiding all
personal identity behind a corporate
mask was not their style. Judge Good
win is one of the last of the really great
editors of the daily press to give way, to
the nameless syndicate editor.
His fiery,poetic, militant writings were
.clipped for republication all over the
Farmers of Zapate county, Texas
have appealed to Governor Sayers for
aid to preserve their families from
starvation. Drouths destroyed the
season's crops. Is it not a strange
brand of prosperity, in a country like
ours, where the tiller of the soil, who
is at the bottom of all prosperity,
cannot in half a life time lay by
enough to tide him through one
year of crop failure? Is he not en
titled to that much reward for his
labor? Those who control our mone
tary standard could stand several
licks like that before they went under.
Dun's Review of Trade makes the show
ing that tiie cost of living in this country
has steadily increased as prosperity be
came more prevalent and pronounced. It
computes that living expenses in the
average American family were 1 per cent
more iu October than in September, aud
7 per cent more than in October of last
year. We believe that the increase in
Ball Lake City has been more than 7 per
cent, as there is a higher price to pay for
almost every article of food than a year
ago, aud many articles of.wear have also
increased in price. But we can't have
prosperity without paying something for
it; and all are so much better oil in the
better times that they gladly stand tiie
rise.—Saif Lake Tribune.
The articles of food referred to
are those lines found on the shelves
of the grocery establishments—the
preserved product of trust institu
tions. Farm produce in general is
no higher than a year ago, and wages
are no higher. Prosperity is with
the elect but other classes find that
the rise in trust goods makes it 8 per
cent more difficult to make both ends
meet. Oh, yes, we "pay something"
for trust prosperity, but those who
vote must pay the fiddler.
The Statesman turned Senator
Dubois into a republican a few thus
ago but the senator will not stand
hitched and sends the following to
the Capital News:
1 have just seen a purported interview
in the Idaho Statesman with me by a
Washington correspondent, saying that
I was a free lance and so on. I believe
the interview was written in ilie States
man office. It is utterly without founda
tion. 1 have not been interviewed by
any Idaho correspondent,nor have I seen
or talked to one. 1 do not even know
whether the Statesman, or any other
Idaho paper, has a correspondent here
I have not been interviewed byany west
ern or other paper on politics
In the language of an illustrions mem
ber of my parly. I ai
a democrat.
Presidents are to rank with Kings at
coronation. Another
victory for the popular tendencies of
modern limes. The old Kingly code
knew nothing of Presidents and took
small account of the populace.—States
Edward VII. 's
What a source of gratification to
the codfish crowd in this country!
This social recognition by royalty is
a glorious compensation for the
struggle required to destroy the
money which, by giving, every man
a fair chance, would lessen the op
portunity to establish an aristocruci
of wealth.
The question is, after
the delirium and ecstacy of having
the "president ranked witli Kings,"
how long can they endure to have a
plain president?]]
As an offshoot of the billion dollar
railroad trust, the Morgan syndicate
lias incorporated the Northwestern
Securities Company, with a capital
of $400,000,000 The company is
also intricately connected with the
billion dollar steel corporation, and
is said to mean the complete unifica
tion of six great roads in the countrx
having a combined trackage of 47,
372 miles. Think of thatl It means
the entire country under the thumb
of a handful of men through the
transportation monster. Another
serious possibility is that every new
enterprise, of any magnitude, in the
west,such ks the Hall and the Dewey
railroads, will be required to have
their bonds underwritten by this
company before they can secure a
dollar. « Being an instrument of
syndicate interests, all western
development not desired by the trusts
can be prevented.
Over seven million dollars in gold
was shipped from New York in one
day during the past week. Perhaps
the tide has begun to flow back
across the Atlantic. If so, what will
those have to say now whoso grave
ly announced that the need of silver
coinage had disappeared simply be
cause a large quantity of gold had,
through temporary conditions, been
drawn to our shores from European
countries. With all the boasted in
crease in production, too, (which has
been locked up in the treasury ) there
is a very unfavorable foreign situa
tion. German and Austrian industries
are paralyzed, Turkey is bankrupt,
French bank stocks are demoralized
and France and Russia want to
hypothecate their slice of the Chinese
indemnity. " China was held up be
cause tiie nations needed money.
Attention is drawn, by a statement
of Reinhold Kleinschmidt in this
issue of the Signal, to a portion
of a certain contract. Reading tiie
extract quoted, one is lead to ex
claim with Job:
' "Who is tliis that darkeneth counsel
by words without knowledge.
Gird up thy loins like a man, for I will
demand of thee, and answer thou me."
These words from the most an
cient of known literature' are singu
larly applicable to the conditions
that are at present having such a
marked effect on the business inter
ests of Washington county, and it
really seems that we are in the hands
ot the Philistines and subject to a
construction of words that darken
counsel. For all these weary years
of wailing a valuable factor iu the
assets of the county lias been sub
jected to the caprice of a foreign
contingent, in fact a dog iu the man
ger that would neither eat nor allow
the ones who could to do so, and
hence the continued paralysis of our
prominent local industries. To be
brief and arrive at the point, the
Kleinschmidt holding has been and
is the bar sinister that defaces
the shield of our county. Hiding be
hind technicalities and ambiguously
drawn contracts, covering extortion
ate amounts for speculative returns,
the known resources of the richest
land on earth 1ms been held in abey
ance, subject to the whims and man
ipulations of a very common brood
of jugglers, who should be promptly
annihilated bv our local courts and
in a form that will abolish tins cla*s
of husimss depravity forever from
our^midst. These are strong words,
luit true, and are written with the
idea that honest holders in many
properties should not be made to
suffer from tiie machinations of a few
conspirators. Lewis A. Hall has
been the honest man in all these
transactions ami it seems that in
place of honest Reward, he is, most
unfortunately, simply a victim, and
one that has the full sympathy of the
county where the final test will be
made Incompetents and puerile
agents may be largely at fault, but
these factors,pronounced as they ate,
are more t liait offset by the record of
past years, mid other mine-owners
b irred fr- m prosperous development,
in obedience to the dictates of syndi
cate interests, and for which they re
cei v«-d
satisfactory compensation.
The mines are right, the manipula
lions simply, vile.
In Mr. Kleinsehmidt's statement
the admission is made that iu two
years the American Mining Company
lias received from Mr Hall $70,000
and because ot juggling and devious
methods in some quarter the latter
lias thrown up his contract in dis
gust. The Klemchmtdts have drawn
mi income of $35.000 a year for two
years and still hold their interests
intact This is one of the methods
that have oeen pursued to the detri
ment of the cuniry and everybody
whose ui eresis are common. How
much wii- juggled nut of the Blake
operations? They were to receive $40,
000 fur a wagon road grade, and ad
mit I hey d-d receive $13,000 and still
have he mad; they received large
toy allies Dom Erie people and still
possessed the mines ready to deal
with Hall
They still have litem,
ready for another sleight of hand
performan.-e at Die next turn of the
It is a splendid game for
the Kleiuschmidts but tough on the
It is not square business
m alleged sale under an
to make
ambiguou- c mtract, collect your
roy alties unt 1 mu think there is a
possibility Hint full payment will be
madp ami title pass out of your
hand-*, then break the contract and
bleed the nex man in the same way.
It is vert li k t*l\ that the owners are
ready U> piead the right to handle
their own pr-perty in their own way,
but there comes in a right the Wash
ington count public has in the mat
ter, and that is a tight to have jug
gling method* discontinued and the
country utven au honest opportunity
to fulfill its
issibilities in return for
the legal protection and liberal con
cessions in I be way of taxation on
the part ot tue county government.
The Amei i.-an Mining Co is assess
ed at $40.612. Now we submit that
in all honesty, while all other inter
ests in the county are paying a proper
heavy tax,-that a piece of properly
which btin-js an income to the Klein
Schmidts en $35,000 a year is worth
more than $40,000. On tiie stand,
too, tiie value of the 9 16thsof the Pea
cock, White" Monument and Helena
was sworn to he one million dollars,
both by the owners,and by a local busi
ness and mm-ng man, who apparently
wants to knife Mr. Hall, and, in
stead of ai- ni e him to secure property
at a reasonable figure, assist in forc
ing him to pa\ a heavy price. Un
der the light ot recent develop
ments th> American Mining Co.
should lie assessed at no less - than
$400,000 and it will be the duty of
the commissioners to see that an ad
justment i- made.
One final feature of these develop
ments is I oat the Signal's work has
been of great value to a number of
people Any fair minded man will
grant that past work ot the paper
has been as great as any other factor
in attracting to the Seven Devils the
attention »Inch has made $70,000
for the Kleiiiscnmidts alone in two
The Boise journals are very ardent
in recommending that city as the in
itial point for Thunder Mountain
railways, a very creditable aud pa
triotic suggestion, but being wholly
improbable. The Signal will say a
few word» on the subject next week
that will demonstrate the final prac
tical solution of this important
The - Gordon - Hat
Best in the world for the money.
The M. E. Sommercamp Co.

The name savors of mystery, and
reads like an eternity' backwards as
thoughts come of that far'away time
that passes nil and every historical
record From under the sands, de
posited through incomprehensible
ages, comes the record of a former
grandeur that sheds a light on the
gloomy mystery of that silent land
where the Pyramids and silent Sphyn
ax seem to interrogate the world of
the present day, asuing, "why has
our greatness departed?" One calls to
mind the words of Berkley:
"So fleet the works of men
Ancient and holy things
Back to the earth again
Fade like a dream."
Head the following and see what
modern delvers have disclosed of
this ancient dynasty, and maybe it is
only a suggestion for future investiga
A cablegram to the Sun from London
says: Professor William Flinders Pet
rie, the distinguished Egyptologist, in an
address to the supporters of the Egypt
exploration fund, said that they had com
pleted the most important historical work
that had yet come into their hands, set
tling in a manner which had hitherto
seemed beyond hope the very foundations
of Egyptain history. No such complete
materialization of history had been ob
tained by one stroke in any other country
or age. He detailed the discoveries of
the gold scepter of M ina, the founder of
Egyptian monarchy,gold vases and jewels
of the same period, twenty engraved
tablets,and dozens of fragments of tablets,
and 100 inscriptions and vases,gi viugmore
information of the dynasties ruling 0Ö00
years ago than is known regarding half
of the Saxon Kings of England. The
discoveries were all made in the neighbor
hood of Abydos, in ground which had
been abandoned as exhausted.
The next work would be done on the
site of the Temple of Osiris at Abydos,
which was probably the burial place of
the head of Osiris, which drew around it
the burials of historic limes and probably
those of the earliest dynasties also.
6600 years! Wtiat a giddy height
to look down from! Golden scepters
and vases, tablets and inscriptions
are left, as a record, but the men and
minds are intangible, no where in
evidence. How little do we know of
this world after all,and what myster
ies are spread for the mightiest minds
of later ages to launch the shafts of
conjecture upon, only, to have them
splintered against the narrow horizon
of man's poor, weak capacity to solve.
Whence came the strange people on
all the thousand islands of the south
sea? The Mound builders? The far
more ancient ruins of Uxmal and
Xochicalco sweep us backward until
history and even speculation is lost
in oblivion.
In man's researches
he rolls apart the tides of the cen
turies, as parted the waters of the
Red sea, and there in the hardened
sands of time are the footprints of
man reaching backward aud back-,
ward, fainter and fainter, far beyond
the limits of human record and all
pointing to stages of attainments in
art,science,and architectural and con
strictive skill beyond anything
modern days can show. The human
mind falls faint and appalled beneath
the shadows of mysteries that make
the pastas impenetrable as the future!
When we turn to these last discover
ies in old Egypt, that whirl us back
through sixty-six moulding centuries
into communion with a race that,
together with all its dazzling glory,
was blotted out of being before the
records of Europe began, the Age of
Bronze becomes a supernatural in
spiration and in awe we exclaim:
Egypt! from whose all dateless tombs arose
Forgotten Pharaohs from their long repose,
And shook within their pyramids to hear
A new Cambyses thundering In their ear;
While the dark shades of forty ages stood
Like startled giants by Nile's famous flood.
And what room for reflection is
there for the serious! Is the crea
ture greater than the creator? Did
they simply leave these traces of
their greatness, and themselves be
come lost iu the oblivion of the ages
for no purpose? Certainly not.
Mind must survive even after pyra
mids have crumbled to dust and are
distributed to the ends of the earth.
The Egyptian mind of six thousand
years ago is still a factor m the ideas
of today and leads us to conjecture
from whence came their greatness,
for great they were indeed. Mem
phis, Luxor, Balbec! Giant ruins
of more gigantic cities cast the sha
dows of their ruined greatness on the
sauds ot the desert and suggest the
teeming multitudes that must have
thronged the now silent temples and
deserted streets; and, back of all,
the memory of the toilers needed to
feed this vast multitude. The gen
erous river Nile, aud the radiant sun,
were the deities of the people.
Worthy objects of worship! From
these combined influences came the
life displayed iu fruitful fields aud
gardens, showing an agricultural in
dustry developed to its highest possi
bility, "Aud all countries came unto
Egypt, to Joseph, to buy corn."
This wai in the days when the laud
was blessed by, a common prosperity.
A multitude of small holders tilled
the soil and individual interests
widely diffused produced correspond
ing profitable results anti the fertile
valley of the Nile was a hive of agri
cultural industry. But the deca
dence was at hand. Gradually the
lands fell into the hands of rulers,
the tax gatherer came and demanded
the maximum amount of revenue
and left the laborers only a mini
mum of sustenance. The desert
sauds filled the canals and the pöople
lapsed from a high estate to the con
dition of slaves, and only her mighty
ruins remain to attest a former
greatness, for no written history
gives the details of the fall.
We have a Nile in Idaho, and to
day it flows through the of
state, almost a valueless factor, com
pared to what it should be, and on
all hands we can see the ruins of
neglect. Snake river, with its migh
ty volume, runs untrameled to the
ocean and its waters flow past mil
lions of acres of fertile land that
should be inhabited by a thriving,
prosperous people. It is the duty,
plain and clear, of the government
to assume the task of developing this
one mighty resource. A modest por
tion of the vast sums spent for war
and war ships, new cannon factories
and foreign expansion, would soon
develope a domestic expansion that
would add to the strength of the
tion more than ships
And then, if the modern tax collector
iu the form of exhorhitant transpor
tation charges and trust combina
tions, could be made reliable servants
of the people, instead of robber mas
ters, then, as of old Egypt, it could
be said; "And all countries
or cannon.
unto Idaho to buy corn." Then in
this intermountain land, a free and
prosperous people would rear home
temples more lasting than the
grandest Egypt ever knew.
The brigands are coming down in their
demands for the ransom of Miss Stone.
It was a blunder on their part in captur
ing her, as they now confess. There
would appear to be no need of special
anxiety for her life, according to these
late reports, which will be cheerlul news
to the world. We have held to this opin
ion all along. Where so much money is
to be had for delivering her alive, the
brigands are not such foots as to kill her;
on the contrary, they will give her the
best of care.—Statesman.
The above sounds
She will be less trouble there than
running around loose, and finally in
volve the country in other difficulties
by complications that will appeal to
senseless sentimentalists, and un
doubtedly she is just where her in
fluence is most needed. "God moves
in a mysterious waj', His wonders to
perform. "
And now disease and death
said to lurk in the laundry. The
London Lancet declares that when
we consider that laundries wash
those articles which are worn near
est the skin it is no more than
tural to anticipate that such an oc
cupation should be subjected to
specially strict surveilance.
the absence of such surveilance, linen,
after it has been washed, may be
contaminated by' unhealthy surround
ings and brought iuto contact with
the germs of disease.
The suggestion is made that all
laundries should be inspected and
that they should use germicides in
the waters. To the allegation that
boiling kills the germs, the "bug
ologists" reply that flannels and
sanitary woolen underwear should
not be put in boiling water and, fur
thermore, the great danger in ma
nipulating and sorting dirty linen in
the presence of clean linen, results
in the distribution of germs from one
to the other.
All this applies, of course, to the
steam laundries in which washing is
done on a large scale, mixing up
your wash with mine or both our
washes with those of fifty other
people. The inspection of steam
laundries would be worth while, as
there is a constant growth of that
industry', and a steadily increasing
quantity of linen is being.taken in
by them. Sanitary laundry work is
being demanded by everybody.
Competition will provide the ne
cessary inducement to laundries to
protect their patrons from an inter
change of deadly germs, although a
careful inspection might prevent the
occurrence of such a thing as recently
happened in St. Louis, when a laun
dryman, who had been serving quite
a number of people for a long time,
was discovered to be far advanced
into the last stages of leprosy.
Then there's the possibility of
scattering the seeds of scarlet fever,
diphtheria and typhoid in this way.
While there is quite a deal to
laugh at in medical men's studied
scaring us about germs, microbes,
bacilli, etc., there is enough serious
danger in the matter presented, with
regard to the laundry, to make the
taking of every precaution emphatic
ally worth while. Who wants some
one else's germs coming home in
Jheir linen?
A. JT.
Mgf. Optician,
Is still grinding glasses at Shield's Jew
elry Store, opp. Hotel Weiser. On ac
count of the increase of work he will
remain here some time longer than ex
All work
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