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T FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1877. Correspondence from nil parte of A country solicited# ' JOHN D- LEE'S CONFESSION. John D. Lee, who was executed last Jriday at Mountain Meadows, having been tried and found guilty of being the leader in the awful tragedy com mitted at that place twenty years ago known as the Mountain Meadows Mas sacre, made a full confession, a portion of which appears in the Corinne Bee ord. It is as black and sickening as can be imagined, and is veiy pointed in denouncement of the Mormon priest hood and the head of the church. He had been a member of the order of Danites from its formation, and was an active member. From this order the "destroying angels" were chosen, and they were sworn to obey the orders of Young and the priests, and the divulg ing of any secret was punished by death. He became inducted into the degrees of the Endowment House and stood high in the priesthood. He claimed that the order that ditected the massacre to be committed was from the head of the church, and that when all was over he gave T oung the particulars, when he sa.d, I will communicate with God. ? the next morning Lee returned and T oung said, "Brother Lee, not a drop of innocent blood has been shed. I have gone to God in prayer and God has shown me that it was a just act; the people did right—only they were a little hasty I have evidence from God that the act was just; that it was in accord with God's will " The confession goes to state that Lee was deserted by the Mormons, and that when he was ar rested his minutes containing all the secrets and crimes committed by the Danites were destroyed by \oung and that he could give nothing except what was retained by memory. He gave the names of twenty or thirty of the assassins who committed murders at the Mountain Meadow's Massacre. It is to be hoped that sufficient evidence may be obtained to convict all who were implicated in that, the most atro cious and heart-rending butchery on record. A Scotch minister of considerable repute was among the invited guests at a dinner given in honor of a theat rical manager, a short time ago, in Edinburgh, made a brief speech, in which he favored the drama, and gave it as his opinion that people might profit intellectually by attending thea très. This departure from the old fogy notion that good people must draw their faces out so as to resemble inter rogation marks and refuse to visit places of innocent amusement, has created some stir among church mem bers. At a good theatre many useful things can be learned, and the time will come when the drama will be sought by all classes. - „ - Speaker Randall does not share in the apprehensions of the Democrats generally that the Republicans will get control of the next house of Rep resentatives. Upon the strength of his opinion a strong effort is being made to keep the Southern Democrats firm to their party "Peter Cooper" and "forty-three hand" are the latest games of cards introduced in the Webfoot State. The papers there don't explain how many points there are in the games, but we should think about fifteen, in which eight would fix things all right. ------ The grasshopper commission, under Prof. Packard, will interview the burgs of Utah, Montana and Idaho. It is not stated whether he is to ascertain the exact number. Don-, Cameron, newly elected the e , , D ... Senator from Pennsylvania, is a son (if Simon flnmprnn NEWS ITEMS. - The amount of dividends P ald b ? Î 6 mi TJj STdTritSTtt ten lforma and Idaho aurm 0 ■ sns fiftO years is $88,8U8,ouu. The Pacific Mail Company has com Dieted a contract with the government of Salvador to have direct monthly communication with San Francisco. Justice Clifford denies that he any intention of resigning bis position on the Supreme Bench. Not a solitary colored man remains in the Nicholls government. said to have thirty-1 John D. Lee is seven sons and sons-in-law. The railroad from Seattle to Ren ton has been opened with imposing ceremonies. Madame Camilla Urso, the renowned violinist, is soon to play in Salem, Oregon, for the benefit of the Orphans Ij orne< A $3.600 nuggett was lately found at Cable, Montana. Several earthquake shocks were felt in Montana, lately. The Fullerton quartz mine, in Doug lass county, Oregon, is said to be very rich. rich. . The broom factory on John Day river, YVasco county, Oregon, is doing a thriving business. Austria has issued a general am nesty to all Austrians who joined the I Turkish army. Several discoveries of rich quartz lave lately been made near the Silver Springs, in Wasco county, Oregon. A party of colored men called .on resident Hayes, and through their spokesman, thanked him for the honor conferred on their race by the appoint mentofFred Douglass as Marshal of the District of Columbia. English sparrows have been import ed to Salt Lake. The police recently made a raid on the saloons after the hours specified by the liquor ordance, and several were fined $50 each. A temperance revival is in progress in San Francisco, and meeting with considerable success. John D. Lee was shot at Mountain Meadows last Friday. live bullets pierced his heart and death was in stantaneous. In his speech he iinpli cated Brigham \ oung. Erlanger & Hess, stockbrokers at \ irginia City, have failed. The New ^oik Senate lias i ejected the nomination of McClellan by a vote of 13 to 9. A meeting of the three Emperors is being arranged, when they will probably come to some understanding for the peaceful settlement of the European muddle. The armistice between Montenegro and the Porte ha. been prolonged till A P rd The New Orleans Democrats are en , . . . raged at the commission. -- --- The following is an advertisement that appears regularly in the Corinne Daily Record: " Wah Hing, washing and ironing, near the "Old Corner," Corinne. You catchee my sign—Wah Hing. Me sabbe wash all same white woman. No taree shirt." ^ act that Mr. Moody drew attention to it, and the beuighted citizens, think ing it a r.ew work, are making a on the book. The sale of the Bible at Chicago is| said to be three-fold greater this year than last. It is accounted for by the | run It is claimed that Senator Harris, of Tennessee, is not a citizen of the Uni ted States, having acknowledged al legiance to the Mexican government. Ihe divines of Salem, Oregon, are continually lecturing on "What to do with our hoodlums?" J. Don Cameron was elected United States Senator from Pennsylvania on the 20th instant. Gov. F. T. Nicholls graduated at West Point in 1855, with distinguished honors , LETTEB FROM B 0 I 8 E I "• i Q* 7*7 Boise City, March 26, 1877. Eß World:—O ur most favorable and mild winter has been followed by . • „ 8Dr ; ne > weather. the most chai mi g P & , , e •_ The tw0 0 r three weeks of ram wi ug| that gave snow to you ot he fountains, has been succeeded by tne | m0 stdelightfully balmy air and glorious and sunshine. Grass is springing up L| ready t he cattle on the plains are becoming fat and frisky. Flowers are blooming, fruit tress are begin ning to bloom, and soon the city of plains will be full robed in tne [gorgeous beauty of air resonant with flowers and the delicious odor. the people of the East, who freeze all winter and then suffer the r jg 0rg 0 f Maicb, with its blistering w inds, realize how delightfully we aie 8 it U ated in point of climate, bow luxu riantly our orchards and gardens pro fl uce all manner of fruits, beginning with strawberries in May and run ning through all the gradations of fruits, till the apple is reached, that j s> ur ma y be ou our tables the year roun d, wc would soon have such an influx of emigration as would fillup our valleys and leave no idle or unoc Cl ,pi e d ] a nd within our borders, Could they be made to realize the weather that is buried in the nioun I tstins of Idaho, to the east, the west, the north and the south of Boise and g na ke river valleys, capital and en terprise would soon be on the ground to develop the mines, extract and re Ljnce the precious metals, build rail roads and irrigating canals, and our Territory, which is more highly fa vored in point of climate, soil and au r jf eroug deposits, than perhaps any other eighty-six thousand square miles 0 f Territory on the continent, would soon be crowded with an industrious an j thrifty population, that would cause our desert lands to bloom as the rose> an j our mountains to yield up Jber treasures by the millions and bill j i 0 ns. ] 8 it possible that rniamanage me nt and unscrupulous speculators in Owyhee and Alturas counties' mines Iof years ago have shed a blight upon ! IJalio iniues that is to hang over them forever?- Cannot some means be de vised to convince capitalists of our natural wealth? Something may be done by the newspapers of the country. Therefore let them speak and continue to present truth to the world without exaggeration—show up honest fig ures and nothing else. Our Territo rial paper8 have but a meager eircu Jation outside of our borders, and are therefore not as potent for good as they should be. It would be money in the pockets of the people if each Lan i n the Territory would subscribe f or on0 reliable newspaper and send it to some friend in the East. TT , , Lnder the "Desert Land Bill" re contly passed Congress, the grandest opportunity is afforded for obtaining the most valuable lands at nominal cost, and the fairest field in America |is that of Idaho, The new Administration promises reform in governmental affairs, and let us hope will tend to infuse new life and energy, together with confidence in a11 actions of the country. The probabilities are iu favor of the burst | in o U P of corrupt official rings, the members whereof have been sucking the lifeblood out of the people for the last decade, reducing the people to poverty while they have grown rich and fat in offices, the emoluments of which, honestly administered, would yield but a moderate support; and keeping step with tin's reform, and be lieving in the sincerity of him who ut tered the noble sentiment that "he who serves his country best, best serves his party," let the people of Idaho take courage and resolve that by honesty and industry they will show to the world they have a rich heritage in all the essentials of native We ^ U i Although Boise City and immediate environs shows up quantities of fine « fruit, there has not been that attention given to fruit culture among the farm ers generally that the country and Perhaps this is of high prices of The prices here eleven which he climate warrants, partly on account grafted fruit trees, are generally too high. In the Eastern States fine varieties of poultry command attention. • • Hannah, of this place, in the spring o 1873 imported from the poultry yar s of W. E. Slitt, Columbus, Wisconsin, varieties of chickens from selected as the best adapted to this country. The Par tridge Cochin," very large and con stant layers. The White Leghorn, a clear white, with red comb, small size, constant layers and never set. The Light Brahma, large in size, good layers and setters. The Buff Cochin, about the same as the Light Brahma. The most of the fine blooded chickens in this vicinity, Mr. Hannah says are traceable to his yards. He sells eggs from these varieties at $2 a setting of j 13 eggs, which is a very low price aS compared with prices elsewhere. I will quote 'from price list of Geoigo B. Baylev, Oakland, California. Eggs of White Leghorn, $6 per doz en; White Cochins, $12; Partridge Cochin, $8;' Buff Cochin, $8; Light Brahma, $6. Mr. John A. Post has been reap pointed Postmaster at this place. This appointment gives very general Mr. Post is well quali-, the duties of the of satisfaction, lied to discharge flee and is believed to be faithful and honest, and is one of the few officers of Government in this Territory that no charges have been or can be made and sustained against. Ada. Ada. Weiler &Co., of Placerville, having made an assignment of all their prop erty to their creditors, the Entire Stock of Goods and Buildings are offered at PRIVATE SALE during the next thirty days at retail or wholesale. T 222 3 VX 13 , O A 8 Good bargains can be obtained, as the must be closed out. Call and stock and property. examine All persons indebted to Weiler & Co. BY NOTE OR BOOK ACCOUNT Must make settlement or payment By the 10th Day of April Next WE MEAN BUSINESS. Jonas W. Brown, J. V. K. Witt. N. Wetzel, Idaho City, March 7. ?7-w4. Trustees. Idaho City, March 7. ?7-w4. ALEX. DANSKIN. JOIIN M. DANSKIN ANSKIN FOR CASH CHEAPER XôoÂ r , hou8e ,D ^county, called« « 11 to your utsek ^ * DANSKIN BROS»^ (Successors to A. Dsnskin.) Dealers n Geneial Merchandise GRANITE CREEK, BOISE CO# I T •ÄrrxÄ'ÄorTr îo ou â r tinware, geass, QUEENS AND HARDWARE, groceries ano provisions SADDLES AND HARNESS, MINEK'8 OUTFITS, DBTOOOD8. CLOTH.NI, BOOT8 à SHOES, ^• Œ SÂJw7 u, "'« u "' *• I»«»« M M FM M Toth* Working Cl*s«—w eciB h employment *t wfticb you can ma.t Terr ip your own localities, without being 5 home over night. Agent* wanted i* and county to take subscriber» for The Record, the largest publication in the CaiSf —16 pages, 64 columns; Elegantly Terms $1 per year. Mhe Record is d whatever is of interest connected with the ' » *1 year. The Great Exhibition at Tbilad^Si folly illustrated iu detail. Everybody want,,* whole people feel great interest in their (w T *i Centennial Birthday, and wan« to know aluL* tf tt An elegant patriotic crayon drawing prend»» 1 ore is presented free to each subscriber, r? H tied, "In Remembrance of the One Hundredth.* 1 * Ternary of the Independence of ih# United £*** Size. 23 by 30 inches. Any ob# can beeo*,/*^' cessfu) ageDt, for but show the paper and A** and hundreds of subscribers are easily obtaiuS^ 1 ery where. There •• no business that win this at present. We bave many agent« making as high as $20 per day and upwards is the time: don't delay. Remember it , Ing to give the business a trial. Send for ottrL lars, terms, and sample copy of paper, wKj.? 1 sent free to all who apply; do it to-day. c " -ws outfit free to those who decide to esgage. and mechanics, and their sons and daughter*?^! tbe vtjry best of agents. Address. 8 er, **A THE CENTENNIAL BECpRD. Pert land, j g !Q m /a vj v Vr in acp So*) *1 Z UjS» M- H o eg ® qD imP P-** So « m ll CO Sa JEWELRY D. B. Kimmel jewelry store at the hat reepened 0LD& STAND, OQ He keeps everything to (hat line SHÎ8T-STÜDST0 FINE SOLD WATCHtt Reaionablo prices and terms cash, * J wants to cloeo out the business.