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SATURDAY.........................JUNE lß. 1S77.
giving items of cost <S:c. But we pro
pose to submit a few things and leave
every business man and financier to
to judge if wo come far away from the
facts. At present wo* pay in gold coiu
$40 per ton for all up freight and $S
per ton for wheat down. Wheat is the
lowest class of down freight. Now as- !
aumiag that the river was open at the !
Cascades and Dalles so that boats could
make the entire distance without change
of cargo, every man knows that at least
a good boat could with ease make a
round trip between the two points once
each week, or four trips per month.
Now we will take a boat of 200 tons
carrying capacity and let her be half
freighted up the river and three-fourths
freighted down the river, and suppose
she receives $20 per ton up and $4 per
ton down. The gross freight bill up
would bo $2,000 and her gross freight
bill down would be $300, making $2,
600 for the round trip, and four trips
per month would be $10,400. This
would be the amount of the receipts for
freight alone, to say nothing for passage
money. Now suppose we compute the
cost of this month's work. The cost
of tin construction of such a boat can
not exceed $40,000. The interest on
this sum at 2 percent per month which
is a large interest, would amount to
$800 for the mouth. Oapt. wages,
$200; wages of 2d officer, $150; wages
of engineer $150; wages of purser, $100;
wages of ten subordinates at $30, $300;
200 cords of wood, $800; Provisions
for officers and men, $300; oil et-cetera,
$100, total cost $3,200. Subtract this
from the freight income and we have
the net earnings of such a boat for one
month the snug sum of $7,200. We
We do not suppose that wc could be
quoted as full aud complete authority
for proper and reasonable rates 0 f
freighting on the Columbia and Snake
rivers between this point and Portland,
and perhaps some may not thank us for
reasoning publicly upon the subject aud
think wo have rated expenses high, and
we doubt if the O. S. N. Company's
books'to-day will show greater expenses
for a month on any one of their boats
on these upper rivers. Wo have placed
, .
freights at half present rates. It is
® r ,
true that their boats do not always run 1
freighted to the extent wo have given.
But they soon would do so with freights
reduced, under the calculation we have
wade, on an investment of $40,000 the
•company would get their 2 per cent per
Mouth upon this sum and a monthly
boat!» of $7,200 and all expenses paid.
The people who produce and consume
«ooüld get their freights at half presoht
price* and the people of this upper
«country could have a margin left with
which to do something towards the im
provement of tho country. We say
then open tho river at the Casca'des and
Dalles and wc will soon demonstrate the
fact that we har« not under estimated
the eost of freighting on these rivers
Why should we pay 24 cents per bush
el for carrying our wheat to Portia..!, a !
distance of 400 miles, while we only pay
I Ji J
12 oents per bushel for carrying thence
•Uè Liverpool a distance of 17,000 miles? ;
The freighting men may see a satisfac
tory reason for this or at least that;
which is pleasiog to them. Hut like
the irogs whom the boys in the ^ble
stoned, the producers ami consumers
say to the freighters: "What is profit,
and sport to you is death to us." Na-1
ture has provided the Columbia the
great river of the west, and its branches
lock the channel and hold the key and
demand tribute from every man who
passed through. England to-day is
ready to go to war io resist any attempt
of Russia to close the straits of the Bos
phorus to free navigation, and it will
soon seeu ^ at people of this
! eastern section will, like England and
! with much more propriety, resist any
j penetrating from the sea thousands of
j miIes in,a nd as a naturaI outlet for the
j products of the inhabitants border
j * n S m ^ 10 valleys, and never designed
I tliat at D T corporation of a few men should
and all attempts to thwart the opening
of the portages at Dalles and Cascades.
Robert Grostcin Esq. of Grostein &
Binnard returned from Warrens on the
10th. He says that the train in going
into that camp encountered very mud
dy roads owing to the excessive rains.
The business of the camp was brisk aud
hopes bright for a prosperous mining
season. In quartz ruining the men on
the Charty had worked during the en
tire Winter, obtaining their Winter
supplies on credit. They had taken
out between 200 and 300 tons of ore
and had reduced enough of it in a hnnu
morter and by its product had paid fur
all their supplies, bought them a new
wagon and team and harness and had
Mr. G. says what ho saw
money left
of the quartz of Warrens on this trip
has removed from his mind all skepti
cism about the value of the quartz of
that camp, that nearly every piece 0 f
quartz he could take from the 200 tons
and upwards at the charity seemed to
be studded with gold visible to' the
naked eye, that the ore he saw from
the Bonanza appeared equally as rich
if not richer in gold. He proposed to
the Charity boys that he would pack
their quartz to Lewiston on mules a dis
tance of 130 miles if they would ship
it to San Francisco for reduction, he
to receive one fourth its gross product
for said packing, aud this offer was re
fused. Rates of packing up freight
two cents down §r half freight his offer j
would be based upon an estimated val- j
uc of the ore at $130 per ton. That ]
this ore is rich wo have other assuran- j
cos, but the un practiced eye in inspect- J
ing a pile of ore upon the dump which j
discloses much gold upon the surface |
will often over estimate its working val- j
ue. It will be remembered that this is j
tho ledge a small vug or cavity in which j
workmen took out last Winter about !
$1,000 in loose gold. Tho mi tiers of;
Warrens are impatiently waiting the ar- j
rival of the men expected from the east (
to start up the Rescue. They want
improved reduction works there aud
men skilled to run them and save the
are four cents per pound. If Mr. G.
-, „ . ,
considers that he was to receive only
! «•* <!««« diatricu on the coast. \Ve
"1° f ;l ad i l r V onvcrt to tl.o fa.t!. m
Mr. Grostein. Iheso converts Will be
ni adoras fast as inen investigate the
; facts in relation to the district. ;
g ome time Vince a mail
i route was pro j ected bv the De
| partIuent f rom the Wallowa to this
j plaCQ> The rout(3 a8 follows: From
lowef WalloW£li to upp er Wallowa thence
tQ Imnaha> thence via . mouth of Grand
j Rondc to Waha p ra i rie) thence to Lew
| i9t0Q< A s , )0rfc time siuce our post
j mastur rccc i vc d a letter from the De
| p Mt rnent enquiring about the practica
j b jj| tY t j ie distances and advantages of
j route to AV hi C h he replied after ob
j ta ; n ; n ., a ji tbe information he could in
relation thereto and intimated to the
Department that the route had been in
judiciously selected. He gave the dis
tances about as follows: Prom lower to
upper Wallowa 40 miles, from upper
Wallowa to Iuinaha 20 miles, from Iur
naha to mouth of Grand Bonde 50 miles
from mouth of Grand Ronde to Waha
Prairie 20 miles, from Waha Prairie to
Lewiston 1G miles, total 146 miles.
These distances in some cases may be
over estimate 1, But the facts are that
in coing from lower Wallowa to Iuinaha
the route is aM the time going away
from Lewiston and when Iuinaha is
reached the distance thence to Lewiston
is 20 miles, greater than to come direct
ly from the lower Wallowa to Lewis
ton, so that the whole proposed route
from lower Wallowa via Imnaha to
Lewiston is 80 miles further than to
come direct from lower Wallowa via
Grand Ronde crossing and the Assotin
to Lewiston. This route should be
changed so as to come via Grand Ronde
crossing, old Assotin mill and the mouth
of the Assotin to Lewiston, aud service
! should be Pf 0,1 this routc soun as
P 0S!, ^°- I* c then could get all our
j eastern mail by this route in IS hours
! less time than via Walla Walla as we
mail, and at the
now get our eastern
| saDiC * 1U!e accommodate the \\ auovra
j sctt.euient, the Assotin null settlement,
I :Uld t ' lc settlement ou that creek near
j' ts nioutb * Gver this entire route is a
j S 00 ^ wa S on roa ^ constructed or a good
j oatur:i1 with the exception of about
a C0U G e of miles which can be opened
at a comparative small cost and a stage
can readily be placed on this route to
carry both passengers and mail aud
thus make our connection with Union
Town in Grand Ronde Valley direct
and save to us a distance of 85 miles
which we and our mails travel via Wal
la Walla. If these facts can be proper
ly shown to the Department we are sat
isfied that service would be ordered up
on route, aud the enterprise of
wboever should get the mail contract
induce him to open it for a stage
^' ne * n a ve, 7 short time,
M ulT;x
JgX Es :—At the residence of bride's
parents on Camas Prairie Jane 11th 1877,
by J. Aram, J. 1\, Niort. S. Martin to Miss
Jennie L. Jones.
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allegeA aban.loninent.
Kc -ist
35 -iw iCc ' r '
U. S. Land Omca, I
Lewiston I. T June Ö 1R77. j
at this office by JOSEPH I'ISCO against
JOHN HARDIN for abandoning his Homestead
Entry, No. 42, date 1 July 13 1S72, upon the
Transacting business with WEI.l.S, PAR.
CIO &■ CO'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 "accommodatin''
whips." Never Failing to Go Through
on Time.
M ade a specialty, and any and
all business entrusted to them will hu
attended to promptly. We are making seuii
weekly trips to and from Lewiston, I. T., with
stapes. Leaving Lewiston at 4 o'clock a. m.,
on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and leaving Mount
Idaho at 7 o'clock A. w., on Monday's and
Thursdays of each week. Making weekly con
nections with the mining camps, Elk City,
Florence and Warrens.
The best of references given if required.
1-tf LAIRD 11ROS.
s^ioidi ..ie ïvÿ.
And everything that is necessary to carry' on
a first eht-s
Give him a call and satisfy yourself in re
gard to the price and quality of his stock of
new goods. 14-tf
Wholesale und Retail Dealer in
34 tf
In the District, Court of tho First Judicial Dis
trict of Idaho Territory in an for the County
of Ne* Perce.
Bunker & Squicr plaintiffs, vs. W. A. ' Curry
Action brought in the District Court of the
.First Judicial District of Idaho Territory in
and lor tho County of Ne* Perce and the coin
plaint filed in said County of Nez Perce in tho
office-of the clerk of said District Court.
send greeting to W. A. CURRY defendant.
You are hereby required to appear in an action
brought against you by the above named Plain
tiffs in the District Court of the 1st Juyl. District
of Idaho Territory in aud for the county of Nor.
Perce and to answer the complaint filed therein,
within ten days (exclusive of thé day of servie!
after the service on you of this summons—if
served within this county: or if served out of
said county, but in this dirtrict, within twenty
days;' otherwise, within 30 days or judgement
by default will be taken against you, according
to the prayer of said complaint. The said ac
tion is brought to recover the sum of one hun
dred and seventy seventy-five one huttdretbs
dollars (.$170 75.) gold coin on a certain pr<«mi
sery note, with interest in like gold coin from
April 18th 1S72 at one per cent, per month un
til paid, and for the further sum of thirty-eight
twenty-five one hundreths dollars, ($38 25,1
gold coin, and f<>r costs of suit. And you arc
hereby notified that if you fail to appear and
answer the said complaint, as above required,
the said plaintiffs will take judgement bv de
fault for the sum of $2Si9 gold coiu with intcre.-t
and cost* as set forth in said complaint.
Given under my hand and the seal of the Dis
—•—s trict Court of the First Judicial Id**
j \ trict of Idaho Territory in and for
\ * j the County of Nez Perce this 14 th
'—■,—' .day of April in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven.
33-Sw Clerk.

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