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Pf$p ' v** V 'T - W wëm . ,;'■ i >;■/■' Iff fSÊl ^:£i; as pî» 8EMI*W EEELY •m v.y* fÆtât ■ -i ; ' THE WEISER SIGNAL ■ \ i . imalleat Xasue During Xo»r 1901, 1100| D«rgeat Issue, BlOO. jSMlàMMPM W# WEISER. IDAHO. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1903. No 85 TWENTY -FIRST YEAR. in i WORK ON THE CANAL PROGRESSING SATISFACTORY, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TEAMS EMPLOYED. H. F. Stark, who was in town Sat urday from the line of work on the Malheur Butte Irrigation ditch re ports the work as progressing very satisfactory. Four miles of the canal ja completed. This leaves ten miles to be completed which will take it to the head of Dead Ox Flat. heaviest work on the entire fourteen miles is included in that just com pleted, the remainder being through level country, all that is necessary The a A piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound the affected parts, is better than a plaster for lame back and for pains in the side or chest. Pain Balm has superior as a liniment tor the re on lief of deep seated, mascular and rheumatic pains. For sale by all drug gsist. For Rent. Two room house, furnished, qavce at Signal office. In 35-2t il OF ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM A PIONEER THE DISTR1CT-A GREAT DEAL OF DEVELOPMENT IN PROGRESS. S V J. C. Cauley, of Logan creek, an extensive claim owner and an em Texas ployee of the Beaumont, Development Co., which is operating five claims under the management of H. W. Lucas, was in the city Satur day. pioneers of Thunder, having gone into the camp nearly 5 years ago, and Mr. Cauley is one of the remained there continuously since that time. He reports consider able development work being done Logan creek, and the ledges being opened up, are constantly improving. The Beaumont Development com pany have a tunnel on the ledge on the San Francisco 105 long from bas on which they are running two crosscuts. The ledge shows a width on the sur face of 250 feet. The tunnel taps the ledge at a depth of nearly 600 feet. The ore from this claim, as is the rule with all the ejaims on that creek, carries gold, silver, lead and copper. At the Crown group on Government creek, consisting of twelve claims, work has been in operation all winter on one of the claims. They have a 240 foot tunnel on this claim run ning in on the ledge. Improvement in the quality ot the ore is noticeable as the tunnel Is advanced. Claims on Smith creek on which work is being done, are reported as looking well, and improving with being to dig the ditch the proper depth and width. One hundred and twenty teams are employed on the work. They are working every day, but two and half days being lost on account of the weather. It is the intention to have the ditch completed to the head of Dead Ox Flat by April first. The water will not be needed before May, but water will be turned in and the canal tested by April first. If you are troubled with impure blood, indicated by sores, pimples, headache, etc.,we would recommend Acker's Blood Elixir, which we sell under a positive guarantee. It will always cure Scrofulous or Syphilitic poisons and all blood diseases, cts. and $1.00. Davis Drug Co. 50 For Bent. Two rooms, unfurnished. In quire at Signal office. 35tf development. Mr. Cauley reports the trail from Meadows to Little Lakes in good shape, and considerable freight being taken in. freight is transferred to toboggans pulled by horses, each toboggan being loaded with 500 pounds each. met the At Little Lakes the parties 'from Meadows who were going after the bodies of Branham and Payne who were killed by the gnowslide about three weeks ago. They expected to return in six days. Jack Cassels, from the Copper camp on Big creek, accompanied Mr. Cauley on his trip out of the regions of snow and slides, He is also one of the pioneers of the camp. He is interested with Curley Brewer and Hank Babandorf, in properties He reports consid in that section, erable work being done, and the showing made very encouraging to The ores in that section the owners, carry gold and copper, and assays taken from various claims owned by them, have shown that they Will Messrs. average about $40 per ton. Cauley and Cassells have come out on business mining interests after enjoying the comforts ot civilization for a few weeks they will return to their snow bound home in the mountains and dig out the metal that men risk their lives and sell their souls for. connected with their She Was Known by Several People in this County. A shocking Christmas crime oc curred near Haines, Oregon, on the morning of December 25th, • when Miss Minnie Ensminger was shot by Pies Armstrong. Armstrong had been paying the girl attention. She rejected his suit and while returning from a dance was meet by the dis carded lover who shot her twice and then attempted to commit suicide, but was frustrated. The girl died in a few hours and Armstrong is in jail at Baker City. Lynching is threat ened. The young lady was well known by a number of people in this vicinity. - Miner Killed Near Pollock. Meadows Eagle "Jas., J. Jones was killed near Pollock by a premature explosion of giant powder. He was thawing the explosive by the forge fire. He was well known in this section and was one of the first men to prospect in the Buffalo Hump country. " Miner Killed. Boise, Dec. 30.—Samuel Johnson, a miner in the employ of the Check mate Mining company in Pearl, was instantly killed about 10:30 yester day morning by a fall of rock in the mine. Deceased was working in a He slope over the 400 foot level. had been informed by the foreman | that there was some loose rock there, but it appears he did not think it was dangerous. At any rate he went to work where the danger existed and J thus lost his life. A rock weighing]perfectly some 300 pounds fell and crushed | him against the footwall. A bloody war is going on in Mor roco. 10,000 imperial troops were defeated by the pretender to the throne, 2,000 were slain on the battle field. Five Thousand Lost by Earthquake A despatch from Ashkabad, Rus- 1 sian Turkestan, of December 23 says: ttie wonet of the earlier reports | even of the recent earthquake disaster at Andijan quite underestimate the ap palling loss of life. A telegram to dsy from the scene of the catastro phe puts the number ot victims in the native quarter at 4000. Already 800 corpses have been disinterred from the ruins. The state treasury, containing 5,000,000 roubles, is in ruins and excavations to get the money are being carried on under the supervision of a strong cordon of police. Water in the wells has disappeared and a general subsidence of the site of the town is feared, Large numbers of laborers are being The shocks con sent to excavate. tinue with increasing violence. Sheds for the destitute are being erected as possible. Free soup It is rapidly as kitchens have been started, estimated that 5000 people have been killed. Advertised Letters. Letters remaining uncalled for in the Weiser, Idaho, for the week office at ending Dec. 27, 190-. Oosker, Paul Harp. 8amT Maxey, Wm Montagne, L D Shields. W C Willingham, J W Zany, Baxter When calling for the above say adver tised. Mrs W C Harris, W L Johnston, John McHensley. N W Ryan, R Thompson. Walrath, H L „ D . u Buy Castle Gate or Rock Springs J. H. Bruce, P. M. coal from Kimball. Superintendent James Jew ell Reports on Develop ment Work in Pro gress. Mr. James Jewell, superintendent of the Thunder Mountain Gold Reef Mining company, csme from camp and arrived in Weiser on Christmas day. He reports a force working on the Monumental and Weiser groups. Tunnels are being run and crosscuts necessary to further development made. • The showing is encouraging, and samples taken every three feet show good values, averaging over 19.00. The company has a perma nent force employed; has erected suitable buildings and has abundant supplies for the entire winter's work. A mill site has been secured and a mill be erected as soon as possible in the spring. The present outlook for these properties as reported by Mr. Jewell who is well known here, is very encouraging. The ore values being assured, it remains for further development to demonstrate the quantity. He makes a very favor able report on other properties in the district where work is in progress, Mr. Jewell and wife go to Boise for a few days and will then make a visit to Portland and other coast cities, after which they will return to the mines, ABOUT ADVERTISEMENTS. They Help B ake the Newspaper More Successful. an exchange and fits the occasion The following paragraph is from and we commend it to our If our readers find our readers : pages crowded with advertisement# today kindly remember that it is largely the advertiser who make the We could newspaper to success, publish but & very insignificant sheet without the aid of our advertisers The more advertisements the better paper—fuller in its dispatches, more costly in its literary and editorial columns, and more artistic in its typography. But even the advert isemente are good reading these days, and thousands scan them carefully from one end of the paper to the As Mr. Charles Hopkins other. Clark of Hartford, Conn , recently said in one of his lectures: "It ia m teresting to note that advertismento have another than a commercial use. It is printed for business purposes pure and simple, but it is often read as news. Put a cleverly worded ad I an established circulation in the city's homes and business houses and =cs what happens. You couldn't gee in there yourself, but your advertise ment is on the breakfast table, in the vertisement in a newspaper that has library, in the parlor, in the sewing room, and when evervbody is inqnir inff for the paper which can't be , , . , , found it is very likely doing duty on | the quiet m the kitchen. It is al the house and wanted then over I You are not. it is read and reread ; part of the use of 'This Is Our Busy Day sign is to get the chance to read the papers." Similarly, at the office Firemen's Ball. . The Firemen of Weiser are exert ing themselves in preparing grand masquerade ball tonight and indications are that they wiii Lave 1 jolly host on their hands. for the a Mining Books. Idaho Mining Rights, by O. B. How to locate and Jackson, 75c. Hold Mining Claims, by J. G. Watts, 1 75 cents. Sent post paid by mail. | ^ ddre88 the signal. Mysterious Powers of 13 year Old Girl of Wardner. A sensation has been caused at Wardner by little Lizzie Shuck, scarely 13 years of age, who seems to have the power of telling the past, present and future. Her ability as a clairvoyant is exceptionally peculiar compared to the would be clairvoy ants traveling throughout the country and working grafts upon the'public. Her gift seems to lie almost entirely in the descriptions of mines and the locating of valuable leads. Mineral property owners of the Couer d'Alene district are calling upon the girl in large numbers. The mining men who have gone to her for advice say that she is simply marvelous and that she can give the location, de scribe the work done, tell the size and character of the lead, and teU other things about their property even better than they know it them selves. Of the dozens of people who have been to see her on mining and other matters there is not one who has yet called her a fake. A prominent mining man of Wallace called upon her the other day. Al though he would, not allow his name to be used for publication, be said : "The information she gave me concerning my property is worth a large sum of money. She described my property exactly and even told me the exact point where It was lo cated. She drew a map of the sec tion and outlined exactly where the lead is. She said there was a big cabin on my property. That l de nied and was ready to call her a fake, but 1 have since visited the property and found what she said to be true." James Shannon, president of the Silver Cliff Copper Mining company of Wallace, called upon the girl some weeks ago and has since followed her directions to discover the lead. He is enthusiastic over the résulte. ] Where the lead was cut on his prop erty near the surface over a year ago a small vein of very rich bornites of copper and some nearly pure native was found. A shaft was copper sunk on the lead and drifts run from the bottom of it. They then went further down the mountain to get a depth of 700 hundred feet, but until since they began to follow the di rections of Lizzie Shuck, they have had no indications of the paystreak. Now Mr. Shannon says the face of the drift is heavily mineralized, girl said the shaft was full of water, which Mr. Shannon was inclined to The doubt, as there never bad been any water in the shaft. Investigation, however, proved the girl to be correct. Inducements are being made^o get the girl to travel. Her parents fear ahe may be kidnapped. The father and two uncles of the child have been inveterate prospectors for several years, and for a year before Lizzie born her mother prospected with the men, going to town only a few hours before the child was born. was Cattle Starving. Thousands of cattle are reported to be starving on the range in north Colorado. The humane western society appealed to the owners to this stock and they havs re rescue plied that they are powerless to do The cattle are snowed in on the high range in Routt and Rio Blanco counties without pasture and without , . , ... ._ , ao A water. It is impossible to get feed to them and equally impossible to so. them into suitable winter drive quarters. it Latest Scene of Big Thun der Mt. Strikes, Misfortune to Diamond Pack Train on Boise Bonte. STILL ROARING ABOUT MAIL • Tri-weckly Servies Besehe» Boomt»U Twlss a Month. Chas. H. Goodscll, an aasayer and mining engineer ot Thunder Mt. who has been In tba camp represent ing the Interests of Spokaas p a rti s», is In Spokane and gives tbs B Chronicle the following facts: "The saow on the trails to Thun der Mountain is from 4 to 7 feet deep all the way In, and, over the Boise route, there have been many accidents. Sam Qillam tried to reach the camp by that route and lost hit pack train of 20 burros and 12000 worth of provisions. A packer by the name of Diamond re cently lost 20 out of s pack train of 30 mules. "There are probably about 160 people In Roosevelt city now and they will stay there during the wln Tbe towns of Thunder Moan ter. tain and Marble City an deasrtsd and there Is but one town in the That seems to be prosper camp, ous and doing well. "As regards the district itself a strike has been made on the Fair view, the news of which has not reached the public yet. The ownert ot this property have about 40 feet of ore that will run from $10 to 1100 to the ton. The ore is mostly free milling and easily worked. "A big strike has recently been made on Dynamite creek, which is about eight miles east of Roosevelt. have made assays of ore taken from claims on that creek and got returns ot $665 to the ton. Tbs owners claim to have large bodies of it. Rich strikes are also reported on Big and Smith creeks. "On the Dewey mine the 10 stamp mill Is working night and day and The outlook employing 31 men. for the mine Is bright. The Sunny side mine also has a large body of free milling ore. Several amaller properties are working and tba properties around Rooaevelt are do ing well. "The mail service into the camp We are supposed to is very poor, have a tn-weekly service, but In reality, we have to wait aa long as two weeks between services, at In spite of the difficulties of times. traveling, the camp is well supplied at the present time for the winter. Some of the mines are little short on powder and candles, but that Is the only shortage. Tbs camp Is lively and Is coming up to the latter ex pectations of the miners.'' Site Held Ik Key. Laura Laudson held the luckv key that took the $20 gold piece given al Ashby's store yester More luck to both Ashby and the lady for the New Year. j - - Blue pnn t Thunder Mountain maps, accurate, $1.00 each, post paid. At Signal office. Miss day.