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>• V'***-•*/;« ' 8EMI-W EEKLY ?** • « THE WEISER SIGNAL Smallest Issue Durlus Tesr ÎOOI, 2.100 9 Ijsrgest Issus, 8100. *4 J WEISER, IDAHO, SATURDAY 2. 1902. 'WENTIETH YEAR. No. 66 n ILL ADVANCE REAL ESTATE AND VERY MATERIALLY ENCOURAGE BUILDING. ow that bonds have carried, the ortant feature is expedition—and the mayor and city council prom to have if possible. If construc u on the plant can be commenced September, the impluse given iser will be very marked in the lancement of values and in induc new buildings. The Signal knows of no leas than r en important brick structures of j or more stories that will be a cted within twelve months, al st as a direct outcome of the suc The incentive fur s of water, bed in the prospects of a live, idernly equipped town is seen in move of Dr. B. L. Steeves in ORE FORTUNE FOR MERR1TTS \ The Duluth Evening Herald brings as of further strokes of fortune de by the Merritts, who have been king money hand over fist ever ce their departure from Weiser, e Herald says: The Mesaba Central Land Explor. company, of this city, has dia led o^all its holding on the Mesaba Ue to a Pittsburg syndicate, headed iE.. H. Jennings, for $250,000 less/e includes the fee of the Rep lie mine. iTiie lease, which is owned by the Ipublic Iron and Steel Company, pried with it a royalty of 18 cents p ton, with a minimum annual out t of 75,000 tons. fTIie deal is the result of negotiat es that have been carried on for the m pt six months by N. B. Merritt, Al pt C. Hubbell and Thomas Merritt, Id the money is said to have been Id into the First National bank of lluth Friday afternoon, plie lands are to be thoroughly ex ped by the Pittsburg syndicate, [is understood that there are at least poo, 000 tons high grade ore in sight I the eighty acres leased to the Rep |lic Iron and Steel company, plie Mesaba Central Land and ex I'riition company, which made the |e, is comprised of Alfred Merritt, fsident, D W. Palmer, vice presi Pt; R. H. Palmer, treasurer, and I'm II. Menitt, secretary. G- L. Tison snd D. M. Cane of J'ette stopped a this office Wednes Ï on the way to their mines in the PUntain View district. They have feroup of claims about five miles nve Black lake, which they will velop. interested E E. Hunter of Payette with them. Their itns are good ones. The ledges I'om In inches to 12 feet thick, 1 assays have run as high as $60 ignld, thohng $20 is considered r average The ore is coucentrat Shattered all Records. Twice in hospital, F. A. Gulledge, irbena, Ala. ^tnra io cure a severe ca^e of piles, »sing 24 tumors. When all failed, Kalin's Arnica Salve sonn cured r- Subdues infl imation, conquers r**> kills pains. r 1 - 25c at Davis Dmg Co. paid a vast sum to Best sxlve in the acquiring more ground the mo ment he was convinced that the bonds would carry. As soon as he was certain of this, he purchased of R. E. Lockwood 20x120 feet immed iately north of the Signal office and facing on second street. The trans fer took place last week, the consid eration being $1000. The Dr. last February purchased the 30 feet on which the Signal is located. He increased his holdings to 50 feet in order to prepare for the erectiou of a 25x80 two story brick next to the alley aud he is stirring up the Signal to move out and permit him to move his building over on the new pur chase, to make room for the brick. County Charges. Washington county is in posession of a fine swarm of bees and our re spected fiiend Thomas Nelson will be out in due season informing bis readers that the "courthouse ring" is manufacturing honey for free dis » i bution among the voters this fall. The bees are of the domestic and not of the political kind and have made their home in the hollow casing of the window in the county Auditor's office. Auditor Smith says the bees bother him a great deal. No Reform School Here The Educational committee of the Woman's Columbian club intend to take up the quesliou of the establish meut of a reform, or industrial school in this state as its chief study tlte coming year, and will lay plans before the coming legislature, asking it to establish such a school. Mrs.Gainer, state librarian, has a number of pam phlets bearing on the subject, and these will be arranged and a meeting of the committee will be held shortly to formulate definite plans for the line of action to be followed. Mrs. William Bryan, chairman of the committee, is enthusiastic over the proposition and states that influ ence will be brought to bear on the next legislature to establish a school of the kind in this state. At the present time there is no place where erring youths of either sex can be kept, with the exception of the pen itentiary. In nearty all large cities there are "detention ward" connected with the jails, where youthful offend ers may be detained and not come into immediate contact with hard ened criminals. Mrs. Bryan stated that no definite plans have as yet been adopted. The committee will take up the study of these institutions in detail, look ing into the systems in every state, and formulating a definate plan which they will submit to the legis lature, and oak for its adoption. They believe that they will succeed, for the need of it is apparent. It is the idea to have the school called "Industrial" rather than "Reform" so that those who are placed there will not have the finger of scorn pointed at them as graduates of a penal institution. Ammunition at Jenney's. When in towu visit Ferguson's and see the many articles he has for sale at second-hand prices. The Signal cannot move for ihe reason that there is not an empty building in town suitable for it. The Signal would have been out of Dr. Steeves way had there been any place to go. With the need of more buildings in Weiser, it is a remark able fact that no money can be had here tor building purposes at rea sonable rates of interest. The values of the town are substantial and the security of city property is not questioned by anyone, unencumbered ground in the business part of town being a margin of one third to one half of the value of the property after adequate buildings are erected thereon. One bright promise of the water works is that the improvement will bring in capital that can be obtained by partres who desire to build on their business lots. Judge Quarles, who purchased the Fosselman lot, intends to put up a fine two-story (at least) brick in the spring. At the time of purchase he imparted to the Signal that he would hold the lot until such time as he could fit the building with light and water. No one need be surprised to see T. C. Galloway engaged, about this time next year in the erection of a handsome hotel and an opera house. He has plans ill the process of ma turing which will probably lead to that. The Signal knows of other build ing plans which it is not at liberty to divulge. Weiser will gain much through the water works—and it has lost much in the two years and more of pulling and hauling that has been going on. An instance can be cited where a gentleman came to Weiser in search of investment. He was better pleased with tliis place than any be had seen but the absense o f water and light was something he was. not used to and he reluctantly went to Boise, where he could have them, and put. in $10,000. Weiser Man for Congress. At Moscow last week Rev. H A. Lee of Weiser was honored with the He is nomination for congressman. I THUNDER. ROOSEVELT REPORTED LIVELY AS THEO DORE HIMSELF. Latest news from Thunder Moun tain says: A very large surface showing of free gold has been discovered on Placer creek, a tributary of Marble creek, about 19 miles south oi the Dewey. While there has been no deep work done, the leads cut rugged canyon walls to great depth, and the values seem to be persistent. The gold is in an oxidized formation, aud the rock in place seems to be a por phyry quartz This discovery was made by Dick Wiggers of Colorado, and his associates are from that state. There bas been a decided rush to the new camp within the past week of buyers and prospectors. Over 40 locations were made in five days around the original discovery, The gold is dark in color, in de cided contrast with other quarters of the camp, as the gold here is gen erally light in color and of a low grade. Miss M. A. Rice is an active appli cant for the R oosevelt postoffice since Mr. Cuddy announced bis de well acquainted throughout the south ern part of the state, and we pre dict will poll a good vote. A. E. Gipson of the Gem State Rural was nominated tor governor. Like Mr. Lee he is widely acquainted and both will draw more than the normal strength of the party. Former Weiser Mas Invested. liaker Citj Herald. One of the largest property trans actions made in this city for some time was consummated last evening when the Rust block, situated on the northeast corner of Front and Wash ing street was sold to Carl Adler, of the Crystal Place; Louis Sommer, of the firm of Baer & Sommer, and Miles Lee, of the well known wool firm of Lee Brothers, for $25,000. Chance for Weiser. We are informed by Miss Harper, county superintendent of schools, that the State land board will loan money on school bonds at the fol lowing rates of interest: Bonds for any amount less than $20,000, five per cent; for amounts over $20,000, four and one half per cent. Dis tricts wishing to issue bonds are thus insured a ready purchase at a low rate of interest Will Remove. The Seven Devils Standard, pub lished at Landore in the Seven Devils district, sends a postal card an nouncing that it will remove to the Meadows in the fore part of this month. Seven Devils with great tenacity and the wonder has been that he did not pull out of there long ago, under the way things were going. Mr. Edlin has stuck to Republican Primaries. Delegates to the republien county convention will be chosen on the 9th, the convention being held at Cam bridge on the 13tli. Primaries will be held as follows: East Weiser precinct, at the court bouse. □ Middle Weiser, the World office. West Weiser, the West ^3-£ooI house. Miss Pice is termination to resign, a journalist of experience, having founded and conducted the Beau mont, Texas, Oil Reporter, and also engaged in newspaper work general ly. She has the unanimous support of the patrons of the office so far as her petition has been circulated. About 200 names were secured in a few hours yesterday. Superintendent Johoesse has in week stalled three shifts on the Fairview mine. Lumber sells for $150 a thousand. Two whip saws afford the only supply for the town of Roosevelt. There has been a scramble for town lots ioy Roosevelt for the past Therd are 14 saloons, 10 stores, 2 butcher shops, 1 barber shop, 6 "^restaurants, and 2 drug stores. The Hollister party of investors arrived today, after visiting Profile and Big creek, the base ore quarter of the camp. They express satisfac tion with the general outlook and the opportunity for investment. 1 THE CITY VOTES $40,000 FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTS AND WATER WORKS WITHOUT A QUIVER. Thursday was bond election day in Weiser. Without undue excitement the peo ple of the town quietly walked up to tue polls and quietly walked back again and the verdict to issue $40, 000 of bonds for electric lights and water works was registered about os they would go out and get a cock tail. Weiser showed good sense in vot ing the bonds—in fact the town has been anxious for a municipal plant for three years past, but could never get action bat onoe, and that was de feated by technicalities that have been carefully avoided in this in stance. The vote stood as follows: Death of Lizzie Cobh. The Signal, in last issue, failed to mention the death of Miss Lizzie Cobb, which occured at the hospital in Portland July 25th. *nd the news of which was a great shock to her many friends in Weiser where she has lived for many years with : her brother, John N Cobb. The re mains were brought to Weiser for burial; the services being held at the Baptist church. Miss Cobb was 39 years of age and was born in Vir ginia. Tlte brother and sister were much attached to each other and he feels her loss very keenly. Traveled Far to Marry. Last SigDal noted that a license to wed had been issued to Peter Gaarden and Margaret K. Jacobson. Miss Jacabson c«me direct from Denmark, traveling about 9,000 miles, to meet her future husband. Pete met her at Nampa, where they saw each other for ttie first time, their courtship having been carried on by letter. Teachers' Examination The next regular examination for county, primary and state certificates will be held at Weiser and Cambridge August 28lb, 29th and 30ih, 1902. Questions in State Constitution will be taken from Article 5 and in School Law, from Chapter 37. The examination for state papers will be held in Byise, Pocatello, Salmon City, Weiser, Moscow and Rathdrum. Examination for state and primary papers will not be in again this year and there will be no special exami nations. Mary Z. Harper, County Superintendent. Look Pleasant. Please. Photographer, C C. Harlan, of Eaton, O., can do so now, though for years he couldn't, because he suffered untold agony from the worst form of indigestion. All physicians and medicines failed to help him un til he tried Electric Bitters, which worked such wonders for him that he declares they are a godsend to suf ferers from dyspepsia and stomach Unrivalled for diseases of they build up and give new life to tbe whole system. Try them. Only 50c. Guaranteed by Davis Drug Co. troubles. the Stomach, Liver and Kidneys, Bicycles repaired on short notice Satisfaction by N. J. Sheffield, guaranteed. * For Bonds Against First ward Second ward Third ward 24 4 21 6 77 6 Total The small vote was owing to the strict qualifications and the fact that many supports of bonds are in tho mountains rusticating. The city council will at onos ad vertise the bonds for sale, and at tha same time, to save delay, will ad vertise for bids on the installation of the plant, so that the moment tboy are sold the contract can he let. 9f this means it is thought the en tira plant can be completed and in opera tion by December. 122 1» BIG MILL LAYS OVER « A special from Boise to the Salt Lake Tribune says: "H. Dewey returned last night from a trip to Pittapurg, where he went to confer with his father and T. M. Barnsdall on Thunder Mountain min ing matters and the construction of the wagon road. It was decided by the company that, inasmuch aa tha wagon road could not by any possi bility be constructed the entire dis tance to the mines this summer, since the season is so late, it would be inadvisable to let out any morn contracts for further portions of it on account of the extra expense in volved in building it piecemeal. The company realizes that the building of the road is going to be very cost ly and figures that this cost can be much diminished by letting the last sixty miles, which is all bard road to build, iu one large contract. The 100-stamp mill which is most ly Emmett, will all be taken there and left this winter as it cannot be taken into the mines until the wagon road is completed. D. D. McDon ald, the freighter, who has been de livering the machinery to Scott's ranch for the company, will return to Nampa with his outfit. Mr. R. Dewey states that work will be resumed on the wagon road next May so that it can be completed early in the summer Engineers will be sent over it to complete the surveys this summer and Ute con tractors will examine it for holding purposes." It is not surprising that the mill will lay over, as there is no wagon road to haul it over. It is surpris ing that the road work will be post poned until next May. Now is the lime to build it if they intend to. They can nearly complete it before snow and that is what should be done. Work cannot be commenced to advantage next May. A Necessary Precantion. Don't neglect a cold. It is worse than unpleasant. It is dangerous, By using One Minute Cough Cure of you can cure it at once. Allays in flamatiou, clears the head, soothes to an d strengthens the mucous metnb nine. Cures coughs, croup, throat M d lung troubles. Absolutely safe. Acta immediately, it.—Davis Drug Co. Children lika Cigars on Ice at postoffloe.