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LEWISTON, NORTH IDAHO. SATURDAY...............DECEMBER 8 1877. Anifexatiou Petition. At the iubtance of many persons in terested, we have printed and sent out to the several precincts of the Northern counties of Idaho, copies of a petition for annexation to Washington Territory. Much of it is a reprint of the petition sent forward in 1875, which was then so extensively signed by our citizens. It makes a slight alteration in bounda ries, by leaving out all of Lemhi coun ty and embracing the unorganized dis triot north which is attached to Nez Perce county, lor county and judicial purposes. The same causes for annex ation exist now that existed in 1S75 and are set forth in the petition. Oth ers could have been assigned, such as I the immediate prospect of Washington 1 becoming a state and the gross neglect of the people of Southern Idaho in sup- ! plying us with our quota of arms and ammunition in the time of our greatest j peril, after we had made demand for! them, assigning as a reason for this neg lect that we were too far off from Boise ; City the capital of our territory. Still oth- 1 er grievances are imposed upon us from I the south which tend greatly to retard ! our growth and prosperity, besides those ! enumerated in tho petition. The only ! objection which our southern brethern can urge against our wishes arc the mortification of their fictitious pride In having the area of Idaho reduced and their loss of tribute which wo annually pay to them, for which we get iu return comparatively no benefits. Not tv man in South Idaho, but who knows, if lie knows anything of our isolated position Irom the southern counties, and ! ! j ! j Irom the southern counties, and our proximity to the counties of Eastern Washington, that every man, woman and ohild in North Idaho would be greatly benefitted personally as a resi dent of what is now North Idaho, by a transfer to the jurisdiction of Washington, whether under the form of state or territorial government. Hence the greatest good to tho people to be governed is the object sought by the change, and neither tho republican or democratic party dare admit any other doctrine under our form of government, and hence further this annexation ques tion is no party question, nor can it justly be made oue. Let all sign this petition without delay, whether or not their names were attached to any former petition. This will subserve the object ol a fresh appeal to Congress for our rights. Congress has full power to make the changes even before the con stitution of Washington including us within its boundaries be presented for the admission of Washington as a state. Delegate Jacobs of Washington, stands pledged in favor of this change. Dele gate Fenn so far as these northern counties are concerned, has been elected twice upon that issue. The Statesman has tried to impeach him upon the question in the south, but so far it lias most signally failed to do so, and hence we ean see no reason to believe that he will not reflect the sentiment of our people upou this question on the floor of Congress, and with both these dele gates backed by the people of both Washington and North Idaho, favorin I 1 ! j the measure, Congress ought to grant the favor speedily and thus permit us to go to Washington at once and enjoy full ri'dits with the other porti-.-us of that territory iu framing tho state cormtitu- j . *-ion oui f . e king early admission as a j ! state of the Union. But should the j I measure fail of passage, we shall con j tiuue our importunities so long as the j present natural barriers exist between us and South Idaho. This is the pre | vailing sentiment among our people j and the sxioner Congress and South ! Idaho understand this the better for all concerned. Tfie Malian Road. The Mullan wagon road which, up to the present time, has cost the govern ! ment 9350,000 has beeu of hut little ! practical benefit to the people, for the j reason that it was located and construct ! cd over a country subject to deep snows j aud excessive rains, and floods of the streams, where men will not settle, and hence the annual expense of keeping the road ia passable repair since its first construction would be greater than ail the advantages to be derived from the road. Gen. Sherman passed over it last season with the aid of about 30 axrnen. Before he started across it he told the people of Missoula that the road ought to be kept open. What he may think since, we know not. The Missoulian thinks the route should be changed, and the road built near the Peu de Grille Lake, it built at all. There is importance in having a wagon road through to Montana in a military point of view and lor facilitating the transit of a few emigrants to and fro of transit of a few emigrants to and fro between the east midwest side of the Bitter Boot range, but nothing short o. a railway will induce much commerce over the road. The same may be said of the Lo Lo trail, and we think the same may be said of the contemplated military road between Fort Boise and Fort Lapwai, for which John Hailey asked Congress to appropriate 980,000, and which request delegate Fenn has repeated by another bill introduced. In the first place no 880,000 will build the load, and when built it will never become a commercial thoroughfare be tween North and South Idaho. Near ly one hundred miles of the distance is over very high ground and where set tlements will not be made, and the ex pense of keeping it in repair annualiv will not be equalled by its advantages to the travel. Better give the appro priation to the Wallowa route and make a road that can be used to advantage. U ma i ill.v Lns ERVATiON. —Senator Mitchell has introduced a bill iu the senate providing for throwing open the Umatilla lleservation to settlement by both whites.and Indians and for the removal of those Indians who do not choose to take up lands ia severalty aud secure title to them, aud further pro vides that 20 per ceut of the money arising from the sale of these lands shall go to the education of the Indian mnl .rcn. This is a step in the right direction. Whining Thanks. -The Boise Statt», nan devoted much of its issue Thanksgiving morning at whining towards the Grand Jury for upholding Judge Hollister and ignoring the charges prefered against him hy the Statesman. Kelly's Thanksgiving turkey could not have beeu as well cooked as his goose. j j j Indian Reservations. the IT. A. Vansyekle appears in IF. Union with some very sensi ,, , , , . t i hie remar us upon the subject of an in- . <F: u Territory in the region of Colville., „ ^ J t ' 0 "* j Certain merchants of the Israel itish i interest ! persuasion, having valuable ---------, iu suid Colville Valley, .ad being ^ | birous of disposing of the same to "Uu-j cle Sam," are loudest in their advocacy of this aforesaid plan ; and having a very keen appetite for government con tracts, would not hesitate to advocate tllO employment of U military force to •11 • . XV . AT ,1 ! " an y. Pj an 1,1 lJJ chect. ^ A OW^ lie ' n carry said pi _ ____ _______ _ question is, do we want an Indian Ter ritory bad enough to ruu the risk of precipitating the country into a bloody and disastrous Indian war? You may not think that it amounts to this, but it does. The Spokane tribe and a few Indians besides, now resident at the, Colville Agency, will favor the measure, because they are witbin the bounds of said territory, and would not have to • move, but ail of the other tribes will most bitterly oppose it. I am not an Indian Agent, attachée or personal follower thereof, neither am I a so-called "assinine philanthropist," but I have dwelt nearly twenty years in this Indi an country, and have seen the workings of several Indian policies and schemes, oil of Wii.ch have proved most miserable humbugs. Both "the Indians and gov ernment have been fearfully robbed an 1 plundered. We have had several large reservations, plenty of agents and agencies ; but the Indians have alwavs roamed at will over the country. We have managed to live and prosper with the Indian.- among us. Therefore, rat ti er than incur the risk of an Indian war, with ail its horrible consequences, I say, let the Indians alone, give each head of a family a homestead, wherever they ! 1 as of a family a homestead, wherever they may select the same ou the public do main; then throw open the reserva tions, (those "robber's roosts" that have caused all the Indian troubles) to settlement, leaving the Indian to "root hog or die," like "any other man/' and all trouble will cease. YnnrU,H. 1« , 1 V xi - v luur head IS level \ an., on the Inch- j an question, homestead, Give make Indian imdienub! I for a period of years •liter i 1 . u ui yu.r.s .liter pa tent, exempt it from taxation if you choose for the same length of time, and the government will soon find that whites aud Indians can live side by side, cultivate their lands, and the Indian suffer far less robbery than he now does from the present agency and reservation policy. Portland aid to Leuisiou. Me hope for tie fair fame and good name of I ortland that this charge is, to Bay the least, overdrawn.— IF. IF. Union. Id you need proof, ask the Mayor and Common Council of Lewiston if they e\er received any of this money or even as much as one guu or cartrige, paid for by this money. Brayman refused us guns, Howard refused us guus, his subordinates refused us guns, save a few issued oue night when the govern ment property in this city was iu dan g r aud no troops here to defend it. They were called in the next day. Lewiston to day could not properly arm a dozen men with guus they have at command/ CHRISTMAS TREK. T here will re a ciirlstmas trff ■ Rt the new school room of Mrs. M 't nidi ' lv. All aro cor bally invited to ,,,,/••* j the festivities of tlie occasion » | friends ol tho children will pic Je see thii/ a,Sta are forgotten bv old g \NT D rilîîa 1 «rï® 1 presents c m be left at the school Th * ! time between this amPiCfaristmas Eve and theî ' will be pr.iperly arranged on the tree/ " j Mrs. M. S. Ridglet. Mrs. Fannie Poe. Tehp.ttory op InAm, , County of Nez Perce. [ * 8 i In the District Court for the Territory . . First judicial District. 7 fId * h « J. M. Crooks Plaintiff vs. Samuel Phinney ni) t A. Curry, defendants. a j To Samuel Phinney and W. A. Curry' -js THE NAME OF the people of tr* t United States in the Territory of ' T ou aro hereby notified that there is now ° : e in tho office of the Clerk of the DuJ" mrt of the l.-t Judicial District of said Terr * tory, in Lewiston county of Nez Perce the con!' plaint of J. M. CROOKS, demanding ment against you for the sum of thirteen hund red and fifty seven and fifty ono-hundreths dol lars. money due upon a promissory note bear 'Lite of Sept. 17th 1875, with interest at 19 — --------... iU1 , ^^'ThoTfflc. °„f " CteÂ'îù* DhM* Court of the l.-t Judicial District of said T • *..... T —v ~ erTt „ , ,........ uear injï date of Sept, ltth 1875, with interest atII per cent, per annum, and for costs of Bn u And that unless you appear and answer to sail complaint within ten days after the servie hereof, if served within Nez Perce County, an. within twenty days if served out of said count ----- vuuri , uaT e nereuni J REAL 1 set my hand and affixed the seal I \_ ' / lili Rl nrt il , I ' e A wi '^ on . D this 13t By d. j. Warner, Deputy m' • — - — V utud county but within said Judicial District, and within thirty days if served out of said District (exclu sive of the day of service), judgement will be taken against you by default. Ingestimeny whereof, I, H. Squier Clerk ol -* A said District Court, hare hereuntt ' d an ' " - at ejnle H. Squibb, Clerk of the District Court 5-Sw A SELECT 8CIÎOOI For Girls. W ILL OPEN ON MONDAY, DEC. 3D in the building lately known as the arm' headquarters. TERMS. Tuition, in English branches per month...$3 0 Children under ten years of age " 2 0 1 Drawing............................... « ......j g. Needle work.......................... *« ...... j 51 Calisthenics........................... *« ...... 2 (|i Music................................... " 5 pi A reduction will he made for drawing to pu pils attending the school. Roys under ten years of age will be receive' as pupils. The class in needle work will meet Mondai and Friday at 2 o'clock. The class in calisthenics will meet Mondai and Thursday evenings at 7 o'clock. AH l»EU» I» paid monthly. Sn ADVANCE. For particulars apply at the building 0 ; address. Mrs. M. 8 . Ridgi.by, Lewiston I. T. READ THIS! ifl 11 - E - McCLELLAN, HEREBY GIV JJ notice that he will visit Lewiston, prof sionally, on Tuesday .............. ...... and may be found at the Post Office betwi f each and every wee the Post the hours of 11 a. m. and 2 v. nr. Also that w,11 . , ] u,î i (1 u himîielf s »hUct to ©alia for his servi a t all other times at. Fort Lapwai I. T December 1st 1877. U J- w. POE, Attorney-at-Law AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY For 1 st Judicial District. Office in Clarl block 3d street Lewiston. I. T. Will attend business before the Laud Office. BAIRD BROS. PROPRIETORS OF TIIE FLORENCE, WARREN SAN elk city E X PE ESS, „ Transacting business with WELLS, FAI LC) tw CO'S., Express. Also carrying the b. A, ail irom Lewiston to the above nain places, and intermediate points. Always Slip lied With The Bei Of horses, coaches and "accommodatii Whips." Never Falling to Go Throus on Time.- ** TRANSPORTATION 0 M PASSENGERS, TREASURE COLLECTIONS, ORDERS Ac., ADE A SPECIALTY, AND ANY A! nil business entrusted to them will .. , AT i 1 ! l)U3,ness entrusted to them wil attended to promptly. We are making si trips to and from Lewiston, I. T., w i eS ' , Leavin S Lewiston at 4 o'clock A. Î? Tuesdays and Saturdays, and leaving Moi Il aho , at 7 "' cIock A ' on Mondays a üo't.P ' 1 * 78 We °- k '- Making weekl > f.' Fmül " mmg Camps ' Elk Cl Florence and Warrens. The best of references given if required, ï-tf BAIRD BROE.