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LKWWTON, NWlTll IDAHO. SATURDAY..............DECEMBER 9. 1876 HEEDED LEOISL4TOH. The Boluna of Idaho are now assembled fit Boisa City to do the law making for tlie Territory which will be required for the en suing two yeara. We are not frilly advised as to the sagacity and ability of the mem bers of the present legislature, but as they have been the choice of the people for the purpose of legislation, they are and ought to be presumed to be competent. Notwithstanding the recent compilation of our laws by the authority of a former legislature we yet full fur short of what is neodful to make our laws as perfect as they should be. Wo hear much complaint in relation to the recent compilation, aud some lawyers go so far as to say that the late volume of the laws compiled and pub lished only tends to render confusion con founded, that we were better off with the several volumes before published than we are with the new. How much truth there may be in this assertion we are not pre pared to say, having never critically exam ,jaed the new volume. It is claimed for the new volume that it contains all the laws'of Idaho that are operative, and that persons having the new volume need never consult any of the old ones to find the law of the Territory upon any given question. To make the laws complete in one volume was the original design of the legislature in having them compiled. But upon exam ination and comparison of the new with the old volumes very many say that the new is far from embodying the full laws of the Territory, aud others claim that inter polations exist in the new that were never authorized. This iä a matter in which the whole pub lic of Idaho are deeply interested, and a matter to which the present legislature should give Special attention, and adopt means to have our laws plain and uumis takable in their meaning, and as compactas possible for the convenience of those who have to resort to the laws. Several laws of a general nature need changes to sub serve the ends of justice and the conveni ence of parties litigant. The law of ap peals needs some changes. The law regu lating, new trials in our courts needs amend ing in cases where causes are originally Afied by a judge who holds conrt out of ffis district by reason of the disability of the resident judge to try the causes, and pro viding for settling statements, bills of ex ception, and 'disposing of motions for new trials at chambers and out of the district IV,here the judge >vho tried the causes re sides out of the district. A want of some 'p+pvisions of this character, often works grçat hardship to parties litigant and in pome cases entirely defeats the end of jus tice in bringing causes to a final issue. MtVuy claim that our taxes should be ma terially reduced, certain it is that we pay f»f higher taxes than our sister and border ing Territory of Washington. This greatly retards the settlement of the cotiutry, es pecially the northern portion. At the last session of the Legislature the county of Ne* Perce was divided and a large and pop ulous portion of it annexed to Idaho county. But no provision was made for transferring causes then existing in the Probate courts, aqd estates which formerly belonged to Ne* Perce, but by reasou of the uew county lines are now in Idaho county, to the juris diction of Said county for settlement. This provision should he made. Other localities may have uecessity for .some special legislation. We opine that our legislators will find something more to do than to speculate upon the present Pres idential muddle, driuk whisky, play pool aud have au idle tim*' generally. Every hour of their time during tho sitting of the .A^fcmbly will be required to properly trans act the business that is needed aud ex pected at their hands, and then they will be forced to adjourn tine die with much un finished yet important business on band. No mau should consent to go to the legis lature unless ho expects and is willing to work for his con. t.t louts wh.io .diui e and work, faithful!v. CRISIS. No one can contemplate the present Pres idential muddle, and the telegraphic dis patches sent over the wires in relation thereto and not be convinced that our Re pnblican government is experiencing a cri sis heretofore unknown in its history. I , , . . -, I, , , , . There would be but little doubt that the , whole questions at issue could be amicably ( and jnstly settled without any outbreak among the poof le of nny section, could the cool headed and wise of the laud have the data under their control, upon which the settlement is to be made. But we are in tlie unfortunate position of finding these data in many instances in the bands and under the control of unscrupulous and gam bling politicians, who have their all at stake iÄ>on some wished for result. Hon esty, fair dealing, the purity of the ballot box arc all matters of no importance to them so long as they can achieve their purpose. President Graut has seen fit to send troops to some of the Southern states ostensibly for the purpose of preventing frauds at the polls, andin the counting and returning of the votes. Under certain cir cumstances there is no doubt of authority iu the President to-protect the polls and the returns. ; : ! But the good policy of the exer ciso of that authority under the excited i state of the public mind is another ques tion. We are not disposed to call in ques tion the motives which actuated the Presi dent to do this, but we opine that in some cas o s it will be shown that, lie has acted upon false representations concerning the necessity for this military interference to preserve peace and secure a fair election by tho people. From the recent dispatches giving the .status of things in South Caro lina we confess that we cannot see the nec essity. nr propriety of the troops guarding the State House and actirjg as ushers into the legislative halls. Better that all claim ing seats thore to have beén admitted even if some had no right there, and left the civ il authorities of that state to have settled the contests, than that the Federal arm of the Government should have interfered. The nation at large can better suffer the State of South Carolina to have an illegal legislature, than to suffer an unwarranta ble and unjustifiable inference of Federal bayonets, such as is calculated to destrov the confidence of one-half of the people of the whole country in the integrity and good faith of the Federal government. When the confidence of the people in tho consti tutional faitness and justness of the gov ernment is once destroyed, there will be come a rhpid tendency on the part of am bitious men towards centralizing the gov ernment and inducing the people to quietly acquiesce therein. The Ran Francisco Stoch- Exchange in a short article on the sit uation concludes in the following language. "Returning Boards, Canvassing Boards, j writs of injunctions, Supreme Court man dates, gratuitous opinions, are all glorious ly mixed up in the hotchpotch, until the average reader is bewildered and he throws aside his paper, trusting, as we do, that Providence will continue on the right side and briug forth a President from the chaos of contention in the doubtful States. If Providence can't do it, we ftre afraid noth ing else»can. Let us pray/' We join the prayer. Rises to Explain.— The Idaho Statesman of the 28th ult rises to explain the reasons for its attack upon the independence of the Teller and indites a full column article without pith or point, and then stops iu the midst of its own confusion of ideas by sim ply saying: "If it w ere not utterly repug nant to our own inclinations, we know the taste aud temper of our readers too well, and we are guided by too high a regard for their rights and feelings to engage in ban dying epithets." Will not some philologist help our neigh bor to finish the above sentence. ; i j 1 ■ I ; 1 j South Carolina Aekaiks.— The Chicago Tmts special of Nov. 29, says: Curl Schurz says according to present accounts from South Carolina I auil all order-loving cm zens must conclude that there is an usurp atiou of power which has no ground to , , , ? . stand ou, and. unless a different state ot : affairs prevail tiiati the dispatches indicate ! the people will loudly protest against this ! overstepping of all party boundaries. , I i Pkad. —The papers announce the death of James II. Alvord at Hollister, Cal., Nov. 15 1870. Mr. Alvord was formerly a resIf dent of Idaho and extensively known as a merchant ut. Florence and Slate Creek and was of the firm of Alvord & Storms, lie was formerly U. S. Marshal of Idaho. Death ok Judge Shafer.—T he Idaho World announces the death of Judge Shafer ftt Kureka> Nev<) Nov< 2 2d. The deceased practised l*w in Florence in 18G2, and part of 1868, then went to Boise and engaged in mining and practiced law. In 1868 he was elected Delegate to Congress from this Ter ritory and served one ferm. afterwards re turned to Boise basin, where he remained till 1873, then left for California. He was deemed an able lawyer and an amiable gen tleman. Ho leaves a wife to mourn his loss. High Water Damage. —The Walla Walla papers chronicle much damage to mills, houses and bridges, in that vicinity by the high water of the 2 ( >th nit. Many say that a water-spout emptying itself in the Blue Mountains was the cause of the excessive rise in the water ns at tho time of the storm there was comparatively no snow in the mountains to furnish the great amount of water that found its way to the valley. Insane.— The New York Sun says that Clemens, the humorist, better known as Mark Twain, bas become insane, aud gives an account of an interview with him at his own home which leaves no doubt of his de rangement of mind. Florida. —The Canvassing Board of re turns for Florida on the 28th ult, certified thirty-eight majority for Hayes. This in cluded all the counties but Dade. Impeachment.— The New York World de mands the impeachment of the President and his cabinet for unjustifiable interference of troops in South Carolina. Supplying the Enemy.— it is reported that large quantities of ammunition are be ing furnished to Sitting Bull by wagons from the British possessions. In the Cascades.— The Portland Standard says, that a farmer lias discovered some rich placer mines in the Cascades, and has mortgaged his property to obtain means to open and work them. He produced six ounces of gold dust, of high grade, as evi dence of his new discover}*. S. MARRIED. KREBS LANDPTIERE.—At tho residence of Ezra Baird, Lewiston I. T., Dec. 3d 1876. by Rev. Mr. Shafer, Gustavus Krebs to Mies Lida, C. Landphere. Compliments of the parties received and cn ^ith nmeh relish. May life run as smooth *' u * l l PPy P ,l ' r M the printers dreams were pleasant. PLAITING MACHINE. Mrs. Allda J. Anderson A injury to the fabric. It plaits any j depth up to 7 inches aud any width. Prices low > Rive it a test. Plaiting done by the yard at ^ ,8 ' An '* ersons * Lewiston I. T for MAIRS & Kill, (XUS PI,AIT ING MACH! ÄIF. It makes anv kind of side knife or h„x plaiting more perfectly and even than the best hand made work, It works all kinds of cloth from the coarsest to the finest without iniurv to the Sheriffs Sale OF REAL ESTATE. ß Y VIRTUE OF AN EXECUTION ISSUED out ot the Justice's Court in the Precinct of ; Lewiston, County of Ne?. Perco. Idaho Torrito i rv ', * 11 the -<îu 't °l P* W. McCabe against Pat rick Mackey, judgment was rendered in the j said suit on tho 23d day of October, A. D. 1876, 1 in favor of said plaintiff and against said defen dant tor the sum of seventy-two and forty ■ two one hundreths dollars (£72 42) gold coin, and twenty-eight and eighty-eight one hun I ureths dollars (£28 88) costs of suit together with accruing costs, I have levied upon all the right, title, and interest of the said Patrick Mackey tho said defendant in and to the fol low ing described real estate, situate, lying, and being .n County of Nez Perce, Idahq Territory, The south half of the northeast quarter and lot two, and southeast quarter of northwest ; quarter of section eighteen, township forty 1 thrio north, range five west. Boise moriri;«,, comprisin range five west, Boise meridian, one hundred arid sixtv-one and ninety-four one hundreths (161.94) acres, with house and improvements thereunto belonging. Notice is hereby given, that on £ \TUKD \Y ti e 23d day of DECEMBER, A. 1). 1876, at 12 o'clock noon, in front of the Court House in the city of Lewiston, County ofXez Perce, I wi .* 1 ^ the right, title, and interest of the * wl U '" L . . ,, cash iu gold coin, sww e v n Lewiston. I. T., Nov 29th UT« ' ' - , * aid Patrick Mackey in and to the said above described property to tho highest bidder, f ur , S ; > j j BAIRD BROS. PROPRIETORS OF TIIE FLORENCE.WARRENS AND ELK CITY EXPRESS, Transacting business with WEFL1.S, PAR. GO it GO'S., Express. Also carrying the U. S. Mail from Lewiston to the above named places, and intermediate points. Always Supplied With The Best Of horses, coaches and "nccommodatinu whips." Never Failing to Go Through oa Time. TRANSPORTATION OF PASS ENGL ItS, TREASURE COLLECTIONS, ORDERS Ac., M ade a specialty, and any and all business entrusted to them will be attended to promptly. We are making semi weekly trips to and from Lewiston, I. T., with stages. Leaving Lewiston at 4 o'clock A. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and leaving Mount Idaho at 7 o'clock a. m., on Mondays and Thursdays of each week. Making weekly con nections with tho mining camps. Elk City, Florence and Warrens. The best of references given if required. 1-tf BAIRD BROS. DAN McELWEE'S S AI 0 0 N, Montgomery Street, Ro So At the stand formerly kept by L. E. Harris next door cast of the Postoffice. Call in 1-tf T. S. BILLINGS manufacturer Anti Importer Of SADDLES AND HARNESS LEWISTON, IDAHO. . „ n A GOOD ASSORT MEN T OFl Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Cantinas llaltcrs Surcingles Zinc Collar Pads Kimball Checks, Rockwell Bits Texas " California " Mexican " Riding Whips, Race Stage " Mexican Spurs Team " California " Stock " Dragoon " Buggy " Curry Combs Brushes, Etc., Etc., And everything pertaining to a first-class Harness Shop, GOLD COIN OR UTS EQUIVALENT. , Buggy Trimming and Repairing promptly , attended to. Call and see. S 1-tf T. S. BILLINGS. ; "notice ! ; A LL PARTIES KNOWING THEMSELVES X. be indebted to the undersigned, are hereby notified that if payment is not made bo: > fore the first day of December next, legal pro* j cesS w *il he commenced for the recovery of the j same. "Three tips and out." Oct. 30th 1376. D. H. HOWSER. 3—Gw