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The Grangeville Globe
L. I, NO. 1
ppeal of James Woodward to Prevent $32,000 Bond Issue
Sustained By Supreme Court.
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upreme Court Finds that Debt Occasioned By Purchase or
Local System Exceeds Legal Limit.
Judge Stewart, of the supreme
(ourt at Boise, last Monday handed
[own a decision reversing Judge
[teele, of the district court, in favor
>f the defendant in the case of James
iVoodward vs. the City of Grange
Rlle. Judge Sullivan concurred and
[udge Ailshie took no part in the
I The action will be remembered as
jhe case in which Mr. Woodward
fought suit against the city and its
officers to cancel a contract and re
train the issuing of bonds to make
payment in accordance with said con
tact for the purchase of the local
livater works system for the sum of
In ruling upon the case the findings
of the court were as follows:
'rominent Juliaetta Men Arrested on
Grave Charge Operated Near Here.
Henry J. Bauer, Frank White and
idgar Kent, of Juliaetta, and George
«oresman, of Nez Perce county,
vere arrested the last of the week
:harged with horse stealing. From
iress reports it seems that the men
ire members of a well-organized
rang of horsethieves which has op
erated for years in Idaho, Nez Perce
ind Latah counties and parts of
Oregon, Washington and British
Columbia. All are well known and
jirominent men of the Juliaetta sec
ion and were heretofore considered
spectable citizens.
In his confession at Moscow the
st of the week Mr. Baeur said in
"On Sept. 7, 1907, Kent and
went to the George Foresman farm
n Nez Perce county, where a talk
vas had about running out 60 or 70
lorses Foresman claimed to have on
he range in the Camas prairie country.
'Foresman then made arrangements
:o meet the boys at Westlake and go
>art way with the big band. He said
I would not be safe to bring so big a
>and of horses to his home, as it was
Sot known he had so many horses.
"A few days later Kent and I went
ï Foresman's place and stayed in
is barn all day, leaving it that night,
luring the day Foresman came to the
am, which is in a secluded place,
vay from his house, and had an
her talk with us about the horses,
ieir sale and dividing the .money,
'hat night Kent and I took one of
•£ Johnson horses and went by the
ay of Peck, Russell and Ferdinand
Westlake, where we waited two
lys for Foresman, but he did not
iow up. We sold the horse at
ussell to a Mr. Campbell for $ 45 ."
rin Brothers and O. L. Orcutt Gat Con-,
trol of Well Known Ore Producer.
The report is given out that a deal
I been consummated in Spokane by
fich G. T. and C. C. Irwin and
i L. Orcutt have taken over the
bodenough mine, in the Marshall
pe district, this county.
Wtesman-Review, of last Thursday,
les the following as Mr. Orcutt's
[ws of the mine's past, present and
'This transfer is the result of a de
: on the part of the other stock
ders to declare a 10 per cent divi
id recently, and the desire of the
dn brothers to invest the available
ids, amounting to about $25,000,
I new plant, and defer the distribu
ï of dividends till a later time,
is not being satisfactory, the Irwin
thers offered to buy or sell, and
illy got control of the majority of
'The plan of the new manage
rs is to add to the five-stamp mill
1. A contract signed by the mayor 18
of a city is not a binding obligation of
sâid city, when the law does not au
thorize such officer to make such as
contract, and said contract has not
been authorized or ratified by said
city. j for
2. Municipal bonds voted by the
electors of a city to raise revenue to
make payment under a void contract
become void when said contract is
declared void.
3. A city cannot evade the pro
visions of the statute limiting the bon
ded indebtedness to 15 per cent of
the real estate valuation of the pre
ceding year by voting bonds for
partial payment on a contract, and
making no legal provision for the
balance due upon said contract.
already in operation another ten-stamp
mill, a cyanide plant, a compressor
and other improvements, making it
thoroughly equipped.
"The mine was opened up six
years ago, and came into prominence
early this year, when a large lead of
ore was uncovered, samples in gold
running as high as $10,000 a ton.
Mill tests of the ore during the time
the mill was running this summer have
averaged from $20 to $30 a ton. The
property consists of ten full claims
and several fractions.
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It is 70 miles from a railroad and
three miles from a wagon road, which
has lately been pushed up the Salmon
Early in the fall the killing of some
elk over in the vicinitv of American
crX^ rrpor,ed! o°her ,"a„ r, 1
one successful exploit, very few elk,
however, have been killed. But what
gives room for the belief that this fall
was a banner season for wild game is
the exceptionally large number of deer
whirh have heen secured Not onlv
in the remote^distrîcts^fthe country^
but from localities near the different
towns and mining camps come reports
of the killing and sighting of many
deer during the season.
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ports of seeing deer almost daily. These
reports inspired several local sportsmen
with the desire to replenish the fam
ily larder and, incidentally, to have a
little genuine* sport. As a résulta
number of parties went out in quest
of the elusive deer and most of them
were successful. Among those who
secured a supply of venison are Alex
Hinkle, A. S. Wright, James Bick
ford, G. Engel, J. W. Hockersmith,
J. Van Vessen, Wm. Webb and C.
B. Knorr.
See Pudd'nhead Wilson and laugh.
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There are sufficient supplies al
ready packed in to last till next July,
and we will keep a crew of twelve
men at work during the winter. I be
lieve this will soon become one of the
big dividend paying mines of Idaho."
This Fall a Good Season for Game in the
Mountains- Successful Hunters.
Among men who are well informed
along such lines, this fall is regarded
as one of the best in many years to
secure wild game in the mountains.
Very few hunting parties have gone
out in the jungle of hills and canyons
but what they have returned with a
moderate amount of meat. Those
who did go and were unsuccessful in
bagging game, brought home exciting
stories galore—stories that will keep
the warm, responsive blood of the
enthusiastic nimrod a-tingling until
next year's game season.
Atmospheric Conditions Fine During
November's Thirty Days.
observer,^8°°^ TomT' iï.Jresti'ng
data concerning the weather of No
vember. The maximum of temper
ature of the month was 58 degrees on
the first day while the minimum was
23 degrees, recorded on both the 2nd
and 26th days of the month. There
was a total of 1.10 inches precipita
' on > the greatest in 24 hours being
.55 of an inch on the 24th day. The
snowfall totaled .01 of an inch for
the thirty days. There were 5 days
when the precipitation was .01 of an
inch or more. The record shows
18 clear days, 4 partly cloudy and 8
Mr. Norwood regards the month
as remarkably fine for all outdoor
occupations. He reports that shade
and fruit trees are in good condition
for the winter. Farm work in gen
eral is well advanced and winter
wheat promises well.
At the Court House
Probate New«.
Probate Judge, R. F. Fulton, re
ports the following items of interest
from his offices this week:
Geo. L. Patterson, of Warren,
has applied for letters of Administra
tion of the estate of Robert C. De
vine, deceased.
Decree of final distribution of the
estate of Wm. Hawley, deceased,
was entered last Monday.
In The Treasurer'« Office.
A letter has been received by
County Treasurer Frank S. Rice
from C. A. Hastings, State Treasurer,
in which notification is given that the
state will accept no drafts payable
through clearing houses or clearing
house funds whatever in payment of
state funds. Nothing but usual bank
exchange will be accepted. The
letter goes on to explain that it is the
intention to keep clearing house ex
change out of the state funds entirely.
Mr. Rice says that hereafter he will
be forced to refuse to accept anything
but the ordinary bank exchange in the
payment of leases or interest on de
ferred payments, etc., on state lands.
This arrangement may be of slight
inconvenience to some but it is inau
gurated at this time to save costly de
lays and extra work in the future.
The Sheriffs Office.
Everything at the sheriff's office
has been ratner quiet the past week,
as is the case with most all the offices
at the court house. Three prisoners
are being entertained by Jailor Bene
dict and other than looking after the
care of these, very little is doing at
the sheriff's office.
County Auditor, J. I. Overman,
returned the last of the week from
Boise where he went to attend the
meeting of the Auditors' State Con
vention which convened in that city
November 19th. The convention
lasted four da y s and was attended
1 *= auditor, of ,he different coun-'the
ties of the state Some good papers
were read by different members in at
tendance and this years meeting of
the association was a very profitable
one - Among other things the adop
tlon °' a uniform system of accounts
in the auditors' offices was recom
mended. Mr. Overman reports a
ver y Pleasant trip.
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Are Hav,ng Great VwU *
Rudnlnh RerKrh and familv arc
hiwmg the best time in their lives and
d ° n 1 ex P ect to return until the first
<> f the y ear - Mr. Bertsch and family
* e ^ ^ ere several weeks ago on a pleas
ure tour of the middle states. They
are now seeing the great lakes and
sa y that *ey couldn't have planned
a more enjoyable outing.
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Notice I o Tax Payer«.
Parties wishing to pay their taxes with
checks must have checks reach this
office by Saturday, December 28,
1907. J. V. Nash, Assessor and
Tax Collector. 1-2
Auditors Have Good Meeting.
Soulless Corporation Recognizes Brave Deed of Young En
gine-Wiper and Shows Appreciation.
Charles Sales, of this City, Recipient of $1,000 in Cash
from O. R. & N. Company.
Several years ago Charles Sales, a
young man residing on his father's
farm, a few miles northeast of
Grangeville, decided to study engin
eering and accordingly took a corres
pondence course from one of the
largest schools of that kind in the
country. When he had about com
pleted his course he secured employ
ment as an engine wiper at the round
house in the O. R. & N. railroad
yards in Spokane.
On October,
others, was engaged in coupling up
two large passenger engines which
1906, he, with
were to pull a train of several coaches
out of the city when one of the en
gines, in some unaccountable manner,
had it gone but a
became free and started backing down
the track. The big mass of steel,
steam and iron was gaining speed
every second and no one was aboard
to apply the brakes. Mr. Scales,
with remarkable coolness and pres
ence of mind, darted after the engine
and succeeded in catching hold of
one of the rods. He drew himself
into the cab and set the air brakes.
The big engine stopped, but not un
til it was within a few inches of the
end of the side track. Had Mr.
Sales remained still when the engine
started and
very short distance farther the whole
Surveyor« Will Survey Trail from Lucile
to Bear Creek Country.
E. B. Meeker, of Kooskia, and
Fred Erskine and H. E. Rothwell, of
this city, left Monday for the upper
Salmon river country where they go
on business. Messrs. Meeker and
Erskine were appointed by Gov.
Gooding to superintend the repair
work on the Elk City-Dixie-Oro
Grande wagon road and also to sur
vey the Bear Creek trail on Salmon
river. The work on the former
road has been practically completed,
as much as can be finished this winter
at least. . The completion of the
bridge across American river on the
Elk City-Oro Grande road and also
the repair on the big log bridge just
out of Elk City were two of the last
jobs to be finished by the crews at
work on the mountain roads. Stage
drivers and freighters who were
acquainted with the Elk City-Stites
road before the improvement work
was started are well pleased with the
work done by the crew of men under
Messrs Meeker and Erskine.
While away on this last trip into
coun-'the Salmon river count,, Mrm
Rothwell Erskine and Meeker will
start at Lucile and survey a trail to
the Bear Creek country After the
survey work is completed, specifica
tion will be prepared and advertise
ments for contract published. 1 his
trail, it is remembered, is the one for
a which local business men subscribed
so hberaHy several months ago
When the trail is complete much of
the traffic n to and ^m the Bear Creek
mines will come via the salmon river
-a Grangeville roure. _
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Dr«. Rain, and Slu.«er Have In«ulled
After nearly a month spent in in
stalling their apparatus, Drs. Slusser
and Rains are now ready to treat their
patients by modern methods. While
a few articles are yet to arrive before
their equipment is complete, still the
bulk of the apparatus is in place and
in running order. The static and
x-ray machine, when connected up
last week, was found to do excellent
work right from the start. There was
some trouble with the electric floor
Modern Appliance*.
structure would have been a mass of
To the average reader it may ap
pear that there was nothing heroic
about Mr. Sales' quick action.
There were no lives to save. Noth
ing to save except the engine. No
particular danger to Mr. Sales, un
less he had slipped and fallen under
the moving engine or had the brakes
failed to check the increasing speed
of the big monster. But the railroad
company didn't look upon it in that
As far as Mr. Sales was concerned
the incident was immediately forgotten
and shortly afterwards he came home,
In September, this year, he received a
letter from the head offices of the
O. R. & N. Company at Portland,
Oregon. In very brief, business
like sentences the letter stated that
Mr. Sales' quick work of almost a
year ago had been reported to the
company and also that his efforts had
been appreciated—appreciated to the
extent that if he would come to Port
land and sign a receipt, the company
would be glad to hand over to him the
sum of $1000 cash, as indicative of the
high regard in which his timely deed
was held. Mr. Sales went to Port
land on the 25th of September and
secured the sum in full, all of which
he invested in the company stock.
cabinet at first, owing to one of the
connections having been made wrong
at the factory, but this was soon
righted. Besides the forms of electric
treatment afforded by these machines,
Drs. Slusser and Rains are also
equipped with the latest nebulizing,
spray and superheated-air apparatus.
While they are thus well fitted up for
chronic diseases, they are also pre
pared with the usual instruments and
equipment for the treatment of acute
A special feature of the work in
these offices is the care used in diag
nosis. With a fine x-ray outfit, a
good microscope, centrifuges, and a
large, well-selected library of the most
modern books, these physicians are as
well equipped for getting at the cause
of disease as any other doctors in the
Large Crowd Attends Thanksgiving Mas
querade Other Attractions Coming.
One of the largest crowds that
attended any of the pleasant functions
at the skating rink was present at the
big masquerade Thanksgiving night.
The maskers occupied the floor a lit
tle over an hour when those of the
spectators who cared to skate
allowed to attach themselves to the
rollers. Mrs. Fen Batty, Miss Bertha
Gahagan and W. H. Campbell
the prizewinners of the evening. The
music provided for the evening was
first class.
I he management announces a big
mask carnival for the evening of Jan
uary 1, 1908. Certain rules have
been made to govern the evening's
program, as follows: Maskers are
to represent characters portrayed in
the funny supplements of the Sunday
papers, historical characters and
Mother Goose characters. A cash
prize of $5 will be given to the lady
masker who presents the best repre
sentation and a prize of $5 will also
be given to the best gentleman masker.
At no time during the evening will
skaters without costumes be allowed
on the floor.
All those who desire special masks
or costumes are asked to confer with
J. J. Pulse, who will order a lot of
costumes, etc., for the event. A
complete mask outfit can be rented at
a small cost and a large crowd will
probably attend.

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