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The Grangeville Globe
VOL. I, NO. 5 GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1908 SI. 00 THE YEAR KILLED WHILE HUNTING H. V. Brown, Well Known Resident of the Clearwater River Coun try, Killed Last Saturday. 38-55 CALIBRE RIFLE CAUSES HUNTER'S DEATH Body Was Brought to Mt. Idaho Monday Funeral Conducted There Yesterday at One O'clock. H. V. Brown, better known as "Hod" Brown, was killed last Satur day afternoon by the accidental dis charge of a rifle he was carrying. Mr. Brown lived over across the H Clearwater river and in company with K his brother, Sidney, and a nephew, & John Brown, was hunting deer in s what is known as Castle canyon. If The hunters had separated in order to K successfully cover the ground over 1 which they were hunting. Mr. I Brown was standing on a large log 1 when he slipped and fell back B wards. His rifle, which was resting I on a log, was dragged after him and the hammer striking upon some t object fired the loaded rifle. The I heavy bullet, a 38-55 calibre, entered I Mr. Brown's right side in the region I of the first rib and emerged from the I body near the base of the neck. Realizing the seriousness of his [ condition Mr. Brown called I his brother and his nephew I and asked that every effort be I made to reach his home before the j end came. The wounded man was I placed upon a horse and the journey I began, but when within a short I distance of the Brown ranch, after I having traveled in this bleeding pain ful and sorrowing condition for over three hours, the spirit of the unfor tunate hunter passed into the presence of its Maker. In the progress of the trip from the scene of the accident to mH his home Mr. Brown related the fj story of the shooting to his com I panions and arranged for the handling I of business matters after his death. Arriving at the ranch the remains were properly cared for, and early Sunday morning John Brown started for Mt Idaho and Grangeville to convey the news of the distressing accident to friends and relatives and MOVE THIS YEAR'S CROP. Railroad Will Be Here in Time to Trans port the Prairie'* Grain and Fruit. A report is made current this week If to the effect that by the last of next ÿ: week the Northern Pacific will have l| completed the railroad to Lawyers j| canyon, and active bridge construction will begin soon after, Kelly-Atkinson, H the contractors, having everything in readiness for construction work not later than January 10. Although the track is not ballasted Hie company will be able to haul ma ll terial to the bridge site, and a large BS crew of bridge builders will begin the task of building the huge steel struc "p tu re, which will contain 160 cars of j structural steel. The piers on the r west side of the bridge have been f built for some time, and steel work I can begin at once. On the opposite i side of the river the piers have not I been built, as it is impossible to haul ^ the material around the canyon, j The material for pier construction will be carried across the gulch on a ; tramway, so that construction can be carried on at the same time the steel ; work is going on at the opposite side ; of the bridge. If weather conditions are favorable the bridge will probably be completed by June 1 and the re maining work to complete the road . to this city will take but a few weeks. It is expected that all the details of the road will be finished in time to move this yeaF s crop from the prai i .. a-i ne. Card of Thank*. To the many kind friends and I neighbors who remembered and as I sisted us during the illness and death 1 of our husband and father we wish to I extend our sincere thanks. Mrs. H. C. Spencer and Children. to arrange for the funeral services. On receipt of news here, C. M. Cowan, father of Mrs. Brown, and Ed. S. Vincent left for the ranch to bring the body to Mt. Idaho. After a hard, adventurous trip they returned Monday evening and the funeral was held yesterday at Mt. Idaho. A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the services. Inter ment was made in the Mt. Idaho cemetery. Mr. Brown's mother, Mrs. Baldwin, resides in Mt. Idaho and the following brothers and sisters survive him: Charles F. Brown and Sidney Brown, of the Mt. Idaho section, Mrs. Theodore Swartz, of White Bird, and Mrs. Dickerson, of Lewiston. Mr. Brown leaves a wife and two small children. He was twice married and an older son by his first wife, is now at Salem, Oregon This son, bred, was formerly a student in the local schools. H. V. Brown was a well known • ., , , „ resident of the county. He was an honest ambmous citizen and had budded h.s family a home to be proud of in the wilds of the Clear water country. They went there several years ago when the scene of their now wed-.mproved ranch was one of rugged unc.vil.zation, prac tically. He was a home-loving man and visitors to the ranch were quick to note the degree of tender devotion with which the members of h.s family were treated by the husband and father. The extent of this fatherly love can best be realized when it is learned that after the unfortunate man was shot and during the sad journee homeward he prayed that one last, final farewell to his wife and children might be granted him. It was the first thought after the accident and the last before Death interrupted his hopes. The weather here was very pleasant when WHITE BIRD. Christmas day until after noon it clouded up and a storm was threat ened. The condition of the weather, however, kept nobody away from the big dance and the attendance was all that could have been asked for. ! There were quite a few from Camas Prairie present among them being the f I, »» , , , xri I following. Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, Hoyd Irueblood, Irwm Brothers, M y a rtffi V !nd a nr b ^ Uy C ° V ' n ' Fom Martm and others. A special Chnstmas program was given at the I. O. O. F. hall Tues day night by the members of the White Bird Sunday school. A very enjoyable evening was spent, the fol lowing program being an important feature of the festivities: Song, by the school. | Prayer, by Rev. Batchelter. Song, by 8 little girls. s"Æ> thel R,chardson - : Song, Christmas Time," by 20 children. Star Drill by 14 girls. Distribution of candy and nuts. The hall was crowded to its fullest capacity and everyone was delighted with the rendition of the program. Much credit is due Dr. and Mrs. Foskett, Miss Effie Taylor, Mrs. Zora Fenn, Mrs. Flora Brown, and Mrs. Bertha Davis for the mainten ance of the Sunday school and for the preparation of the programs like the one rendered Tuesday evening. White Bird Lodge, No. 72, I. O. ! O. F., has elected its officers for the ensuing term as follows: Homeri Newman, N. G. ; Lee Smith, V. G. : M. M. Moore, Recording Secretary; J. J. Wooster, Financial Secretary; G. J. Wright, Treasurer. The election of officers for the Royal Gem , Rebekah Lodge, No. 13, resulted as . DEATH OF BURT L. CROSBY. Former Townsman Passed Away This Morning at Berkeley, California. A message was received shortly afternoon today announcing the death of Burt L. Crosby. Mr. Crosby succumbed at 7 o'clock this morning. Mr. Crosby located in Grangeville about seven years ago and until cently was at the head of the Burt L. Crosby Company, one of the city's most substantial business con cerns. Failing health brought on the necessity of a change in climate and with Mrs. Crosby went to Berk eley to reside. For a time the change seemed beneficial and improvement j„ Mr. Crosby's physical condition was daily noted. But on Christmas day he was again taken worse and this morning a message was received asking relatives here to come to the sick man's bedside. A little later the re , , f message conveymg the sad news of the death was received. It .s not known what funeral arrangements will be made. Well Known Resident of Denver Section The news of Mr. Crosby's demise will come as a shock and a sorrow to all who knew him, and his friends, numbered only by his acquaintances, will mourn in sincere respect. H. C. SPENCER DIES. Expires on Christmas Day. Henry C. Spencer, an old and re spected citizen of the prairie died on Christmas day at the family home near Denver. Mr. Spencer for many years has been a progressive and subs tantial citizen of that section of thc count and his assi is t , reg retted by a large number of friends and the bereaved famil Sixteen years Mr S r sett)ed on the farm where he diedandhas continue d to , ive there to the d of his death . He was always interested in the affairs <)f thc communit and desirous of bui lding up the bes t things for all. He was deep , intcrestcd in the church work and for a „ the years in the history of the Presbyterian church at Denver served faithfully as an elder in that church. Mr. Spencer was 67 years of age at the time of his death, which was caused by paralysis. Besides the widow there are three children re maining, Joseph and Jennie, residing at Lodi, California, and William who remains at home. The funeral was conducted by members of the local and Cottonwood I. O. O. F. lodges, the funeral sermon being preached by ^ ev - L. Myron Boozer, of the local Presbyterian church. / ! „ r . ™ RoSe freeman ' 1 usurer. Mrs. Marian Newman, N. Mina Arrison, V. G. ; Zola Newman, Recording Secretary; W. Newman, Financial Secretary; follows: G.; p n c ,, I . bpedden and Fred Erskine, the surveyors, have moved their offices from the basement of the First Nation al Bank building to the Inland Ab stract & Investment Company rooms ,n Bank of Camas Prairie block. ' ~ (TT fl0 Kj/IJk | * TfTIlt .'wt».»w (sKcflLBlQCSl : Sts fttabers ! , A. . ant) Jfnentos S anb |3roöperous Jîeto §ear cri CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES AH the Churches of the City Appropriately Observe Christmas With Yuletide Services. HOLIDAY WEEK, THIS YEAR, ONE OF GOOD CHEER Riggs Orchestra Gave Two Big Dances The Armory Rink Pro vided Interesting Programs. Tk. „ 1 ... d ** ? th yeaF ,n grangeville has been one of good cheer, happiness and contentment. The numerous Christmas festivities j n the different churches of the city were all largely attended and much interest was taken in the different teatures of the pro( , rams presented at the sevcra , churchcs 'Ehe exercises given at the Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal and Christian churches on Christmas eve were all very pleasantly rendered and every where a feeling of true Christmas spirit was in evidence. Many costly and beautiful presents were distributed at the close of the programs and nothing was left undone in the cre ation of joyful Christmas festivities wherever plans had been made. STORY OF KILLING. Report* Say Raymond had Drawn Weap on Before Whittier Fired. W. A. Newman, of White Bird, received a letter from Mike Thom linson, living near Enterprise, Oregon, the last of the week in which were given the details of the Raymond Whittier shooting affair near Pittsburg Landing a week ago last Saturday afternoon. The letter says that Ray mond had been away for five days and when he returned to his home found no one there. He went to the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. W hittier and abused the occupants of the cabin in a shameful manner. It is claimed that the victim of the trag edy had drawn a revolver from his pocket when Whittier, who had previously been knocked down by Raymond, secured a rifle and killed Raymond. After the shooting young Whittier went to several of the neigh boring ranches and told what had beçn done and later gave himself into the custody of the constable who took his prisoner to the county seat to be cared for by the sheriff. With these few additional facts the story as print ed in last week's Globe is complete. Change of Time. By the new schedule of passenger trains on the Clearwater and Palouse branches of the N. P. R. R., the traveler from here is enabled to leave at 5 o'clock a. m. and reach Spokane at 10:30 o'clock in the evening of the same day. Patrons of the railroad from here are permitted to go on to Lewiston when Arrow is reached they may wait at the junction until the train from Lewiston to Spokane comes along. On the return from Spokane, travelers may take the "ac comodation" train to Stites from Ar row or go on to Lewiston and until 6:50 o'clock the next or remain morning when the train to Stites leaves the Snake river city. Deal in Hump Property. I he Central Idaho Mining and Exploration company is the name of corporation organized in Spokane to purchase and develop mining properties in Buffalo Hump, Idaho," says the Spokane Chronicle. It is stated that the company has arranged to take over eight promising claims on Mineral hill in the Buffalo Hump district and that development work on these claims will be carried on during the winter. The claims were sold to the company by P. S. Cusick and J. E. Montgomery for a consideration of 516,000 in cash and 525,000 of the capital stock of the new corporation." < < a new Tanning. All kinds of fur and lace leather tanned on short notice. Charges right. Cash paid for hides and furs. Tory Jacobson. 5-10 'Ehe Armory rink provided plenty of amusement for those who cared to skate every evening and lovers of dancing were very enjoyably enter tained at the dances given at the I. O. O. F. hall by the Riggs' orchestra Christmas eve and last night. 'Ehe music furnished at the Christmas and New Year's balls by this superb organization was a little ahead of any thing in the music line ever given in the city. The dances were both very well attended and several very enjoyable hours were spent at both affairs. With so many young folks at home ftom the different schools and colleges of the country to spend the holidays the social events of the week were all successes and there are few citizens who haven't enjoyed holiday week in Grangeville this year. In the Social Realm Mrs. G. S. Stockton entertained at a six-course luncheon at the Stockton home Saturday afternoon. About twenty lady friends were present and the afternoon was very pleasantly en joyed. The house and two long tables were beautifully decorated with holly, Christmas bells and red ribbon bows in keeping with the Xmas customs. The place cards were hand painted bells carrying out the same idea. The affair was decidedly one of the most pleasant social events of the season. The guests were Mes dames Pulse, Hattabaugh, Steinheiser, Baker, Sweet, Reed, Wilkinson, Sheaffer, Hamilton, McNeil, Leonard Adam, Overman, Riggs, Vincent, Coram, Brown, Schmadeka, Parker and Scales. Several people from Grangeville went over to Denver last night to take in the big masquerade given there last night. A good time is reported. Parties from here who attended the New Year's festivities at Cottonwood also report much joy and hilarity. Quite a good sized crowd was present at the watch party services held at the Presbyterian church last evening. A short sermon was de livered by Rev. Edward Baker, of the Methodist church, after which all participated in a social good time. Near the close of the year 1907 dainty refreshments were served and at the proper time the big bell in the belfry tolled forth the tidings that the old year was dying and that 1908 had come and was one of us. The char acter of the affair was something new in Grangeville and proved quite a social success. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace N. Scales entertained a number of friends at a card party at their pleasant home on Idaho avenue last evening. The party lasted until the new year was in evidence and several very pleasant hours were spent. Grangeville Markets. The market prices on livestock and farm products are given as follows by local business concerns: Wheat, 50c per bushel; oats 75c to 85c per cwt. ; barley 60c per cwt. Beef cattle, on foot, 2 l 2C per lb. ; hogs 414c per lb. ; sheep 4c per lb. Spring chickens 53.50 per dozen ; old hens, 53.50 per dozen ; turkeys 12c per lb. Ranch butter, 30c lb. ; eggs 25c per dozen.