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The Weiser signal.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND
^SATURDAY BY
R. K. LOCKWOOD.
The Grangeville Standard, which
stands for national policies (if it has
the ability to stand for anything)
that are death on Idaho interests, has
this to say :
The Weiser Signal denies that pros
perity exisis in its part of Idaho From
the tone of its editorial voice, ragged
men stalk the streets looking in vriii for
work; hungry men besiege the free lunch
joints in droves, jobs are at a preposterous
premium.
And a lot of other stuff equally as
foolish.
▼eyed any such impression—but that
is a sample of servile republican
journals. Not one of them read}' to
face a matter square and on the
broad plane, but always ready to
twist and contort and {make a detour
and take the little two by four end
The Signal has never con
of a proposition, when a fair quota
tion would leave them no room for
what they class as argument. We
can tell the Standard this much;
Camas Prairie has lost 110,000.000
in the last ten years on its wheat
crop alone, unless we under estimate
its production, through policies put
in force by the party the Standard
speaks for. Yet, because they are
not actually' impoverished by this
loss Idaho county farmers must deem
themselves prosperous beyond meas
ure and shout hallelujahs to Hanna in
the highest. Things must be
«red by what we are not actually de
prived of, and not by what we are
naturally entitled to, we suppose.
meas
THIS BOUNDS STRANGE.
In the federal court held in Des
Moinee.lowa, Judge McPherson, pre
siding, dissolved an injunction ob
tained in the state courts restraining
Maj. Turner, in charge of the
con
■traction of the army post at Des
Moines from building a
private property. The judge ruled
that any army officer carrying out
the orders of a superior cannot be
interfered with by state
Amendments to the constitution,
tide five, states clearly, " that no
person can be compelled to be a wit
ness against himself, nor be deprived
of life, liberty or property without
due process of law, nor shall private
property be taken for public
without just compensation.
sewer across
courts.
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use
A final
amendment should be added stat
ing clearly that all questions relating
to the constitution, should be sub
ject to the decision of the
federal courts. By these insidious
methods, liberty passes and imperial
ism enters, which will be fully
realized by individual sufferers.
supreme
THE PROSPERITY FALLACY.
There seems to be somewhat of a
difference of opinion as to what
prosperity in Idaho and other
tions of the west really is; and the
clacking journals of the dominant
party, in obedience to instructions,
ring the same old changes and
aume a condition of things that, un
fortunately, does not exist. But,
Polouious like, they see any shape in
the business or political clouds
por
as
sug
gested by the party princes, who
look upon a very different horizon,
and through a very different med
ium. If a town or locality for some
Abnormal reason has
a temporary
•pasm of activity, and there is a de
mand for a man to saw a cord of
wood that cannot be supplied on im
mediate call, it is assumed that a
general scarcity of labor exists, and a
great demand for people who toil for
daily hire in order to get their daily
bread.
■top, assuming the question satisfac
torily settled, when it is not by
Here these superficial critics
any
means.
The construction of a public
building because it cannot be dis
pensed with, or the construction of
water works by a municipality will
f ornish work for a number of labor
era and artisans, and, as the result,
degree of local business improvement
b evident, and by this system of
cobbing Peter to pay Paul, a tempo
rary condition of prosperity results
and will assuredly be followed by a
reaction, bringing the business of the
oountry to relatively .the same con
dition as before. The earning ca
pacity has not been increased in any
degree. So far as this particular lo
cality is oonoerned there is no iqi
a
mediate cause for anxiety, for while
there is more demand for work than
there is for workmen, yet we are not
overrun with an idle and dependent
population, and our local resources
are sufficient to afford living possi
bilities to all—and this in spite of
the unjust conditions that obtain.
Half a dozen little sheets in this and
adjoining counties are, in their nar
row and short-sighted way, chatter
ing at the Signal, but the Signal in
speaaing of the hackneyed term,
"Prosperity," took a broader view of
the question, and looked beyond the
mere bread and butter proposition of
the present, to a fuller development
of our resources, agricultural, min
eral and others, and the establish
ment of permanent industries as a
result and a final retention by our
own people of a just share of their
honest earnings. This condition
does not exist at present, and that it
does not is directly due to the per
nicious political methods of the past
and present, and whereby the west is
unjustly taxed by the manipulators of
markets where our products are sold,
and subjected to the paymeht of
transportation charges that are ex
horbitant and unjust And on all
articles imported the same exhorbi
tant railway charges are augmented
to the last limit by a protective tar
iff on every article possible to think
of that enters into domestic use.
And the evil is increasing in propor
tion as the earnings of western pro
ducers are unjustly absorbed by for
eign monopolies. The chances for s
change for the better is growing less,
and unless it is made possible to es
tablish a varied class of local indus
tries that will afford steady employ
ment no real prosperity can be ex
pected or enjoyed. Because balf a
loaf fills our present needs is no rea
son why we should be compelled to
give the other half to the ones who
by these means have secured such an
abundance, that they now demand it
as their right. No country on earth
has been so prosperous and profligate
as the inter-mountain west during the
days when a free development of its
principal resources were encouraged
and not paralyzed by national legis
lation, infamous beyond expression,
and the resources are still ours. Pos
sibly long time must elapse before
they will be made available and
bring about the full degree of real
prosperity—very different from the
kind that as now mentioned in west
ern papers, and which should be or
namented with quotation signs.
A Cold Wave.
The forecast of sudden changes
in the weather serves notice that a
hoarse voice and a heavy cough may
Invade the sanctity of health in your
own home. Cautious people have a
bottle of One Minute Cough Cure
always at hand. E. II. Wise, Madi
son, Ga writes; "I am indebted to
One Minute Cough Cure for my pres
ent g8od health, and probably my
life."
lt cures Coughs, Colds, La
Grippe, Bronchitis, Pneumonia and
all Throat and Lung troubles. One
Minute Cough Cure cuts the phlegm,
draws out the inflammation, heals
and soothes the mucous membranes
and strengthens the lungs.
Kodal Dyspepsia Cure
Digests all classes of food, tones
and strengthens the stomach and
digestive organs. Cures Dyspepsia,
Indigestion, Stomach Troubles, and
makes rich blood, health and strength.
Kodal rebuilds wornout tissues, puri
fies and sweetens the stomach. Gov.
G. W. Atkinson, of W. Va.
I have used a number of bottles of
Kodal and have found it to be a very
effective and, indeed, a powerful
remedy for stomach ailments. I
recommend it to my friends. For
sale by Davis Drug Co.
To improve the appeitite and
strengthen the digestion try a few
doses of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. Mr. S. H. Seitz, of
Detroit, Michigan, says, "They re
stored my appetite when impaired,
relieved me of a bloated feeling and
cansed a pleasant and satisfactory
movement of the bowels." There are
people in this community who need
just such a medicine. For sale by
All druggists. Every box warranted.
says
By using the Baking.Powder named
"Perfect" you will show appreciation
of para food. Always use the "Per
fect
M. E. Sommercamp & Co.
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DON'T BREAK YOUR BACK
AND WASTE YOUR TIME by the
old methods, when you can get Wood
Sawed, Split and ready for the cook
stove from
HARPER & JEFFREYS.
All kinds of SECOND HAND
GOODS.
The
Ideal Gift
is both beautiful and of use.
These qualities were never
combined better than in
Simmons
Watch Chains
We offer a carefully chosen
assortment of vest and lorg
nette chains and of Sim
mons fobs for men and
women.
We will sell you Bar
for the next few
gains
days. Cut Glass Snaps
until January ioth.,
Now is your oppor
tunity.
M. L. VIAL
ESTABLISHED 1891.
SICN OF THE BIC CHAIN
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Farmers'
Restaurant
Only FIRST-CLASS Res
taurant in the city.
None but While Help employed. A
p ace where you can take your family
and get a good meal for 25 cents.
RICHARD HOLT, Prop.
K. of P. building.
Edwards «Nelson
PAINTERS,
Decorator« and
Paper Sanger«
CALCIMINING, GRAINING,
SIGN and CARRIAGE PAINTING
All work guaranteed. Charges
ble. Leave orders at'shop
OLD BOWLING ALLEY
ON FIRST STREET
reason a
Little Talk
needed
strate the
of the
Shop.
that people will call and
see us.
is
to demon
superiority
Star Barber
All we ask is
HOUSES!
xr You
want a
New one
Let me give you figures on any
thing from a cottage to a mansion.
Special attention to oountry work
—houses or barns.
A. J. HOPKINS
CONTRACTOR and
BUILDER
Weiser. Idaho.
Blue print Thunder Mountain
maps, accurate, $1.00 each, post
paid. At Signal office.
Mining Books.
Idaho Mining Rights, by O. E.
Jackson, 75c. How to locate and
Hold Mining Claims, by J. G. Watts,
75 cents. Sent post paid by mail.
Address the Signal.
OLD PAPERS 20 cents a hun
dred at the Sigqal office.
Old pa«"
office t'
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I sale at the Signal
l' a hundred.
The Esquimaux
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live in perpetual ice and snow, and !
this group is watching one of their
rude sled trains pass by—but they
know nothing of those productions of
modern skill, the bob sled and cutter.
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of B. J, & H. L. Sweet's "Common Sense," "Arctic" and "Clip
per" Bob Sleds. Full line of "Passenger," "Business" and
"Portland" Cutters. Runner attachments for buggies. Sleigh
Bells, Skates and other seasonable hardware.
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When You Goto
See Her
take along some of Snow's
fine candies. Richest, purest
and best in the city. You can
also get a cigar to smoke on the
way home.
I, N. SNOW
DF«. F». GLAZE
Ophthalmic Optician,
Satisfacticn Guaranteed.
Rooms opp. K of I? Hall,
WEISER, IDAHO.
t)R. J. WASHINGTON EOT.
Proprietor
Weiser
Dental
Parlors
Rooms 3, 4 and
5 Ayers Bld'g.
All the latest
improvements
in dentistry.
Consultation Free.
INSURE
your property with the largest
agency in Washington county.
Protect Yourself
against
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to
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An insurance policy protects
from loss. It shuts the flames
from you.
flames touch your property, and
ables you to rebuild without delay.
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
you
away
Provides cash if the
en
O. M. HARVEY.
Idaho.
Weiser
ROYAL CAFE
GROW ELL 4 McOREARY, Props.
Everything New and Neat.
Only White Help Employed.
Meals furnished on Short Order.
LODGING HOUSE
in connection.
EOFF STREET, - - WEISER
iaoa^Bo.
Has just received a uew line of L*
s* feV
Children's Clothing, Ladie's Dresses and]
Wrappers.
We also carry a complete line of GENT'S FURNISHINGS, BOOT8
SHOES, HATS, CAPS, CLOTHING, ETC.
Goods are new and fresh, and are offered at prices that defy
competition. Give us a call.
«j. a. ge:f=^wiok
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MATHEWS & M0ULT0N71.
^T&o|p
Livery and
Feed Stable.
Baled Hay and Grain. First-,
class Rigs and Gentle Horses. ▼
Wood. Rock Springs and
Sweetwater Coal.
Freight & Baggage Transfer.
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Business Sense
WILL TELL YOU TO
Buy your COAL Now
when it can be easily had at reasonable
figures
Stock your coal houses now.
Nothing but the best kept
P. E. ROBERTS
TELEPHONE 66.
Harris & Dean,
Wholesale and Retail Manu
facturers and Jobbers of
Harne/ats. Saddles, Sad
dlery Hardware
PACK SADDLES, PACK BAGS. WAGON
COVERS. ROBES, TENTS. WHIPS,
SPURS and GLOVES.
Call and get our prices and examine our goods
before buying.
I
WEISER,
IDAHO
OPP & DAVIS,
Dealers in all kinds of
mm
ROUGH
AND
DRESSED
Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc.
WHI8I1II.
IDA0°
Finest Line of GROCERIES
IN THE CITY.
BUTTER & EGGS
A SPECIALTY.
PRIZE MEDAL BAKING POWD®
—A pyize with each can purchased.
Are prepared to supply you with »05"
thing desired in the line of Grocen
Flour, Meats, Nats, Candies, Etc.
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C. O. D. STORE
Goods delivered to any part
of city free of charge.
AARON WICKISKR, Prop.
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