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Printed and Circulated During the Year 1903....
....More than all Other County Papers Combined.
i ( 000 Copies
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the Weiser Semi-Weekly Signal
NO. 62
North I
Pacific & Idaho Northern Will Push on
,tiy up
and People Happy.
GGIN8, IDAHO,. March 28:—
of the Signals come to"
jnt of-the-way section, and these
always so replete with good
»for this humble, interior coun
ind its interests that we who
^ere are beginning to feel that
beet newspaper friend and
re always eager to see our do
chronicled in its columns,
iis promisee to be a very active
L fur us op here and we believe
will be more money spent in
lection this year than ever be
I This development of course
Is to light the few who are al
■ laying for an opportunity to
1er and obstruct the operations
lople who are trying to develop
lamry's resources. This class
iches are simply out for a few
land hope to ' bleed" those who
kliiak have a little cash for some
kaat* enterprise. The majority

k people, however, do not coun
■x blood suckers in any form.
Bile work at the Rankin and
Spring mines is at present a
Slack, there is every prospect
■kings will be booming soon.
■ men are coming into the coun
Bnore than can get work in fact.
■ Pittsburg-Idaho company has
■eol 12 men constructing a
■ road to Short's Bar and their
id», gill U being pushed to the site
* Creek. They will be cat»
mber for the big flume by the
or 20
Jed B
htol I'
îàtli it;
11 TI 1 , *3
;he cUl'
Sunday school continues to
1 »nd there was over 40 pres
»recent meeting.
14 hum have built au addi
1 ikeir
of 11»
ithin itt
(or »ill*
cation.) !
*rty ol i
this is still
Me to meet the demands, and
r &lre& dy talking of a still
EY *tory addition, which will
the finest hotel between
•^16 and the Meado
bnmuess they are doing
„•protective demands
«•»nmodatioiiB will fully justi
iB There
.. J
ws. The
was a pleasant dance
* f ereniug in ihe addition Just
r*o> and nearly everybody
m had
a way up time Mr.
served refreshments
• at miduigbt.
neighbor town four
*■ Irwin
j our
E#W**f!' being the
f Hiver
is lively and
supply point
mines, and Mur
■KfljHT * ** 'Dcompiishmg won
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MW** 1 * * Ver Y of the
be g* inW^li*
bandy Wnisni
V scum io
here, tut g big holsM
I&OVV' 1
,l# «*• Sur sal,
^ the divide
how Urn
"»«r manufactured
way they aeil f
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Will Tap the Éig Creek District by Way of Warren—-Presi
dent Hall Gives Out Some Good News in a Recent
Interview—Work to Begin This Spring.
That the much-talked of railroad
to Big Creek by way of Warren is
to become a reality is now a settled
fact, says the United States Mining
Journal. The Pacific & Idaho North
ern, which operates between Weiser
and Council, is to be extended from
the latter point on to Meadows and
Warren, and from that point to Big
Creek it will be continued as a oar
Its construction will be
effected at a cost of about six thou
sand dollars per mile, and al
of the road bed is already graded
between Council and Meadows, it is
probable that the line can be finished
as far as Warren before the close of
the present year. These facts were
learned by a representative of the
Journal in an interview during the
last month with Lewis A. Hall, the
builder of the P. & 1. N. railway
from Weiser to Council, and practic-*
Tuesday evening Flonrnoy and
Guy Galloway were seen quietly
wending their way to the depot to
catch the five o'clock west-bound
train. There were all kinds of rumors,
and the Signal sleuth—always on
guard—began to feel a little suspic
ions, because Flournoy seemed to be
so nervous. The reporter approach
led him as gently as possible and pro
ceeded to inquire into the c%use of
bis nervousness, 'cause the train was
late and we felt sorry. The only
thing Flournoy would say was that
be was going to Walla Walla, and
for further information we could
wait until he returned.
When the east-bound train pulled
-that settled it
in Thursday evening
—Flournoy arrived with his bride.
In Walla Walla, on Wednesday
evening at 7 o'clock he was united in
to Miss Lulu Abbott, a
popular young lady and school
teacher of that city,
at the depot by relatives and
once driven
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C.
The Signal joins the
They were met
were at
to the home of the
friends of the happy
couple in extending best wishes and
hearty congratulations.
Harper & Riggs have seed grain
quantities to suit—wheat, barley,
52-lf s
oats and rye
Died from Cancer.
Mrs. Lavlna Monroe, well known
in Ws»**. died at her home tu Boise
Thursday moroiug from caucer. She
wns 57 years of sg*, and had tu*eu a
long snifemr from the dread diseaae
jshich at last proved (siel Fuueisl
held from the Netho.
«hnroh I* «hat city and UHmtmo*
1 •»** »**
I m»wy the dem-aavd * "
**'** 1
am vices weie
pj iea»n of her aad (hs'k
Ail members of #*'dnbty Hn*mkab
; j. u ry k , grs u
* '1$..
the hu e
ashd hr *«
preseP 1
. Apr* 1
? i#l Pi* s
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ally the sole owner of that line at the
present time. In speaking of the
project at the Waldorf the other
evening, Mr. Hall said:
"What we are aiming at chiefly is
to bring the great pine forests in the
Big Creek country into touch with
the commercial market for railway
cross ties. Nobody ever beard of
the use of pine on an extensive scale
for such a purpose, but this is the
day of new things, of novel ideas,
and of improvement. A large com
pany has been formed to carry out
this enterprise, and it controls a
patented process by which pme ties
can be made even more serviceable
than oak. It is proposed to establish
our plant right in the heart of this
great timber country, so that the ties
may be placed on the market at
minimum cost for transportation,and
to do tins, of course, a railroad is
"Naturally, however,
will also be constructed with a view
to supplying first-class transporta
the road
For several days Sheriff Adams
and County Attorney Rhea had been
quietly at work on a horse stealing
complaint from Council, but who
the alleged guilty party or parties
could not be learned as the of
fleers were anxious to land their
before divulging any secrets.
It has been known for some time that
considerable horse stealing has been
Where is Brandt ?
F. J. Brandt, formerly proprietor
of the cigar factory of this city, has
disappeared and fears are felt for his
safety. The missing man came here
about four months ago from Grand
Island, Neb., where he Is supposed
to have s
brother engaged in the
A few days
manufacture of ligars.
he sold s half intsrest in his
ago „ _
busmees for I4U0 and a day or two
iatsr told h*s partner that he was
of the neighboring
That was the
He owns
going to some
tow ne to sell nlgare.
Iasi #neu or heard of him
hill# and the caoae of hm dap* H'
An involne of the
is s mya*« y
é and hs'urm shows g raids
Hr Adame wh<
Mm hus>a*#s ssfj
of MragMÎ*
t tba* h# knows
I Whe*eahonl#
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p R |lck»kl'kr r i
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tion facilities to the numerous mines
which are now under development in
the Big Creek district, and this will
be an easy matter to accomplish, as
the final section of the road will
naturally follow down the course of
Big Creek, thus passing in close
proximity to all the leading mines in
that vast area of mineralization,
will also serve the mines in the Pro
file Creek country, as it will pass up
that stream and through Profile Gap,
before reaching the headwaters of
Big Creek.
"There is no donbt that the road
can be operated as a financial success
from the day of its completion, ss it
should have very little hauling of
•empties' to do. Coming out our
cars will be loaded with cross-ties,
and on the return trip they will carry
supplies for Meadows, Resort, W arren
and other intermediate points along
the line, and for the mines in the
Big Creek district, as well as the
several properties in the Warren
quartz camp, where extensive prépara
going on in and about Council and a
sharp lookout was being kept by the
victims of the gang.
Wednesday night Sheriff Adams
took the train for Boise, and about
5:30 Thursday evening Ira Baird was
arrested by Deputy Sheriff Marsters
of Ada county. Sheriff Adams went
on to Pocatello in search of another
suspect and was expected to arrive
in Weiser today with bis prisoners.
New Cipr Store.
The iron and fixtures have arrived
tor the front of the new cigar store
which will be opened soon by Billy
Black in the Waterhouse Audersoo
building. The rooms to the rear of
the Churchill drug store, formerly
occupied by Dr Waterhouse, will be
non verted into one good-size store
room with s f roulage ou b ta te street.
Mr Black will open up with a first
class stock and fixture« and will con
duel a splendid smoker » resor t. U*
inti Wednesday (or Bols* on a bus*
usa« trip
Wall Pspnr.
pLUiaUmy, the furniture
bas lus* moglvgd hi# spring aoruk of
I »a * 1 paper
fit# F tenue h »As* y hi# hh eg*"* hi;
you MM* #iit* gif thru# loan# for
l|l kMH# g* Ml# ktiukff MP
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A U Mm
tions now under way fore-shadow
permanent activity and a large pro
duction in the immediate future. All
of this baullog is now done laborious
ly and expensively by slow-going
freighters, and when it is possible to
ship to these same points by rail I
do not doubt that the tonnage will
be doubled.
"Our plans for starting work on
the new line as soon as the snow is
off the ground this spring are practic
ally completed, and you may rest
assured it will be rushed as rapidly
as possible. Getting the road into
Big Creek this year is. of course, oat
of the question, hip by the end of
next season we should be able to
deliver supplies and milling machinery
to any mine in Big Creek. The
present line to Council will be extend
ed as far as Warren, and from that
point it will be continued to the
mines as a narrow-gauge. Our
engineers estimate the cost of its
construction at approximately $6,000
per mile."
News reached the city Tuesday
evening of the death of Mrs. Don
Mathias at her home on Grouse creek
where Mr. Mathias is connected with
the Hathaway company. ■ From in
formation gathered it seems that her
death was very sudden. Mr. Ma
thias had left the house to go to the
mail box, a short distance away, and
when he returned be found bis wife
A messenger was at once sent to
Meadows tor aid and the body was
brought out. A coffin was ordered
from Mr. McBratney of this city and
was forwarded to Council, Wednes
day, where the funeral took place.
Mrs. Mathias was the daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Biggerstaff, the
well-known pioneers of this county. ■
She was married only about a year
ago to the bereaved husband whom
she leaves. Royal Mathias, who has
been attending the university at
Moscow, arrived in the city Wednes
day and left for Council to be pres
ent at the funeral.
Nice dry wood, four foot or sawed
in lengths to suit, at Harper & Riggs
second band store,
William Smead Dead.
William Smead died last evening
at 10 o'clock. He was a native of
Warren, Idaho, where he has two
brothers and a sister living
died at the home of bis sister. Mrs,
Madge Leach, of this city. He
would have been 25 years old in
Smead was a miner by occupation
He was Uksn with s cancer about a
year ago aud went to Portland for
uaaUnnut last fall and improved rap
idly. <Go his way hack to hi# horns
i# Idaho he was iak«U seriously ill
at Uonuctl, 14« , and was aftmwa<ds
brought hr Ukis plans where he re
marne d until hi# death
Hi# condition and tha* of his Slater
hays who h#e # nnmhe*
ohUdrrm a*
madA up for th#*r hannh* 4* hh> las*
iihgjN? fhPiyMoqp mo and gam
Mer# nvabihdiM* Makro LRy Her
of sms**
#m 4 » Mrs* g pgr## as#
l»<|pr <ffv 4d/ fir f*Mf* $t»t
—Verdict Meets With
General Approval.
The trial of Wiener D. Lovejoy,
former county attorney of Washing
ton county, who was charged with
embezzling the funds of a client, was
concluded Tuesday evening, when
the jury brought in a verdict of not
guilty. The case excited an unusual
amount of interest owing to Lovejoy's
personal popularity and the peculiar
circumstances in connection with the
alleged crime, together with the dif
ficulty experienced in obtaining jury
The jury was charged by Judge
Stewart Tuesday morning and retired
at 10 :30 to deliberate on a verdict.
At 6 o'clock in the evening no ver
dict had been reached, the jury
standing 11 to 1 for acquittal.
About 9 p. m. the announcement was
made that the jurymen were unani
mously agreed and a rush was made
for the courtroom to hear the verdict.
It was with difficulty that a way
could be cleared for the jurymen to
pass into their seats. They announced
having found the defendant not guilty
and Lcvejoy's friends crowded about
him to offer their congratulations.
The charge against Lovejoy was
that be had wrongfully appropriated
$100 given him by E. M. Barton in
payment for a liquor license. It will
be recalled that Lovejoy left the state
when the charges were made and re
mained away for some time,eventually
surrendering himself to the Washing
ton county sheriff in Boise. He was
defended by James H. Hawley and
Harris & Smith while County At
torney Rhea conducted the prosecu
Just what Mr. Lovejoy intends to
do is not definitely known, but he
will probably resume the practice of
bis profession in Weiser.
Terrible Plunge to Death.
Sam Graham, Marie Willis and a
man whose name is unknown, met
sudden death at Shoshone falls about
7 o'clock Thursday night. The boat
in which they were attempting to
cross the Snake about an eighth of a
mile above the falls was broken to
bits in its drop of 210 feet down the
The bodies have not yet been
recovered, but 50 men are now on
tba scene, above and below the falls,
dragging the river and using ax
ploaives in au endeavor to secure the
bod I sa
hopeless, however, as the dragging
«specially is of hut Utile avail, •'he
current of the stream is so strong
that ropes carrying 00 pound drag
hooks srs straightened out like
The effort seems almost
Miss WHits, who had been In the
employ of the Shoe hone hell# hotel
for about # year,had, U seems, charge
of the fmry, gl leset
dophtfpl if Hrn
Many consider ll
bod me of Mrs Lirrne rintlms of the a*
1 1
««dual ail* ever he
f hay
c-rigif gp # drowning aerndnyh of #
le# years eg" the bodies npvnr bar
m U» up /blind Should tire r* mai»#
dianovsiwd U i# nossidsrad
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lew /»on- ili# Ursibli sloe >riw
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