The Grangeville Globe
VOL. I, NO. 15
GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1908
*1.00 THE YEAR
BUILD NEW PHONE LINE]
Stated on Good Authority That System Using Modern
Automatic Phones Will Be Constructed Here.
D PLANS FOR PROJECT BEING PREPARED
Eastern Company. Operating all Over the Northwest,
Said to be Backing the New Enterprise.
It is given out on good authority
this week that before the coming
summer is over a new telephone
system will be in operation in Grange
ville. A fact that gives added inter
est to the statement is to the efFect
that the system is to be composed of
automatic phones. These phone sys
tems do a|way with central offices as
the patron calls the party to whom he
wishes to talk direct from his own
'his is done with an auto
matic device, the success of which
has been dearly demonstrated by years
of continued use in larger cities. The
company which is backing the project
is establishing lines all over the north
west and parties from Spokane have
Tfye Arena of Sport
Ready to Win Championship.
Down at White Bird, where the
grass is already green and growing,
where the roads are a little bit dusty,
where the song birds are daily chirp
ing and where the baseball fraternity
has, owing to climatic conditions, a
little the best of the baseball enthusi
asts in other parts of the county in the
way of getting at the National game
several months earlier, they have
started the sporting pulse throbbing
by renting a plat of ground for use as
a baseball field. Already this little
plateau has been put in shape and the
home run artists in the Salmon river
metropolis are practicing assiduously.
The White Bird boys are going after
the scalps of the baseball aggregations
in the Salmon and Little Salmon river
sections and plan to come out several
laps in the lead when the baseball
season of 1908 is over. In the past,
the exponents of the bat and ball of
White pird have had to go quite a
distance from the city in order to get
a space of ground level enough to
place the four bases. One huiporist has
said that it was impossible to make a
home run on the White Bird diamond,
for no matter how far the ball was
knocked it would invariably land on
a hill side and roll back down the
steep grade to the home plate before
the runner could circle the bases.
But the players themselves claim that
this fact gave lots of batting practice
and the fielders were never over
worked. Anyhow, watch White
Bird thi$ season, for they have pretty
good chknces of winning the Salmon
Britt vs. Nelson Again.
Jimmy Britt and Battling Nelson
fought fen rounds at Los Angeles,
California, Tuesday evening of last
week. Neither was able to score a
victory. Britt landed more blows
than the Dane, but Nelson came near
knocking the Californian out in the
sixth rognd. According to law, no
decision was rendered.
Local Prospects Look Good.
In the spring a young man's
fancy lightly turns to thoughts of
baseball," and the bright sunshine
and glorious weather of the past few
weeks has helped turn a few fancies
among the Grangeville fans. "What
are the boys going to -do about a
base bal|l team this summer?" a few
citizens have asked. Owing to the
mclement weather that we are sure is
coming, to suggest that practice begin
Just now would be foolhardy, but,
nevertheless, a forecast of what the
season holds in store for Grangeville
been in the city lately looking over
the field. Maps have been prepared
of the city and surrounding country
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tor the company s use and it is said
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begin just as soon as the complete
plans can be formulated. I he phone
rental rates for both city and rural
that work on the new system will
patrons will be placed astônishingly
low and every inducement will be
given to probable patrons to secure
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t e argest phone patronage in the
country. In the city, all cables and
wires used by the system will be
placed underground. The system,
if present plans are carried out, will
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extend to all the nearby towns and
several important cities in the Inland
enthusiasts would not be amiss. The
ball park of last year, with a little
work, can be put in good shape. A
great many of last year's players are
still hanging 'round and will turn out
for practice any time. Among the
list of this year's available players
are Loyal Brown, Joe Kilen, Clyde
Nickel, Ed Abrahamson, Clarence
Schmadeka, Harry Wood, James
Murrey, C. H. Swaney, Monte
Jones, Pearl Wright, Elmer Schnell,
Hub Wood, Lee Harris, Jr., W. H.
Holly and others. It is quite prob
able that Ralph Williams, EdSempert
and others who are away at school
will be at home during the summer
and will strengthen the local bunch
by their presence. A good baseball
team in a good town is a good thing
and Grangeville should come to the
front with an aggregation of star
players this season.
The ladies of Mt. Idaho held
meeting at that place last Saturday and
decided to postpone the date of clean
Will Beautify Cemetery.
the Mt. Idaho cemetery until
It was given out last week
that on March 17th the citizens of
Mt. Idaho and surrounding country
and all who were interested in the
preservation of the cemetery would
meet at Mt. Idaho for the purpose of
beautifying and generally cleaning up
the burial ground. At the meeting
Saturday it was decided that the ground
might be frozen and the weather in
clement on March 17th so the later
date, May 1st, was chosen. A free
dinner will be served at the hotel on
that day and everyone is invited to be
present and assist in the work,
comodations will be provided for those
who come a distance and are forced
to remain over night.
Fire destroyed the home of Mrs.
S E. Bryant near HarpsterMast Tues
day morning about 10 o'clock. The
house and'all the contents were
destroyed by the flames and Mrs.
Bryant and children were forced
come to friends in the city for shelter,
A new house will be erected where
the burned structure formerly stood
and as soon as it is finished Mrs.
Bryant and children will move there
to reside. A petition, asking for
funds to be furnished Mrs. Bryant,
was circulated by a citizen the last of
the week and a good sized sum sub
scribed by local business men. The
Bryant home is located but a short
distance from Harpster, where
damaging conflagration occurred
Monday of last week.
Chickens wanted at Wann's Meat
Market on the hill. Highest market
price paid. lOtff
Fire Destoys Bryant Home.
At the Court House
Probate Court New».
Probate Judge R. F. Fulton reports
the following news from his office;
Petition filed by Emma Doty asking
for Letters of Administration of the
estate of F. M. Doty, deceased. Set
for hearing, March 21st.
Administratrix of the estate of E.
L. Chase, deceased, was authorized
to sell the real estate belonging to
Emma L. Parks filed petition asking
for appointment as Administratrix of
the estate of E. H. Parks, deceased.
Set for hcaring March 18th '
r Wl ' 1,am S *'| nhe 1 ' 8 " u was
filed. Set for hearing March 16th.
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Clerk ana Recorder.
A marriage license was issued
March 4th to Edward G Schwanke
and Miss Florence Lindsey,
The following have applied for
| liquor licenses:
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I Neighbor. Ben Gerdmg has filed
bond and application to remove saloon
from Steunenberg to Grangeville.
; Suits filed as follows :
John Gasperich vs. Crackerjack
^ M- Co., Ltd., et al- bore ~
, closure of lien. Filed March 6th.
j ohn Mathison vs. Helen O'Kane
and Hugh O'Kane, her husband.
Suit to quiet title.
Fenn Batty, John Funke, Ernest
Robbins, A. Cooper and Thomas E.
F'iled March 10th.
Four Aged Folks Summoned by He Who
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morning at the home of h,s daughter,
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Q u,llcn wa ^ b3 years of age and had
' bee " v ft !» for several months P rior
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Fr.day from the Christ,an church and
a lar « e number of sorrowing relat,ves
Never Calls in Vain.
Mrs. J. M. Gill, aged about 62
years, died Tuesday morning at the
Gill home a few miles northwest of
Pneumonia was the cause of
The funeral was held
from the home today
T. J. Quillen died last Thursday
The funeral was held
and friends attended the services.
Peter Turnbull, a well known citi
zen of the Salmon river country, died
last night at his home at John Day.
I Deceased was about 50 years of age.
He has been suffering from consump
a tion several months and his death was
due to the ravages of this desease. A
casket was sent down today from the
Bailor & Robinson undertaking parlors
and the funeral will probably take
by old age.
Monday at White Bird, -
Robinson, undertakers of this city,
having charge. "Grandma" Maple,
as she was familiarly known, has lived
in the Salmon river country a great
many years and had countless friends
Mrs. Maple, mother of Mrs. O.
F. Canfield, died last Saturday at the
Canfield home over across Salmon
The lady was 89 years and 11
months old and death was occasioned
The funeral was held
in that vicinity,
Disposes of Raymond Hotel.
Geo. K. Reed, formerly of the
Jersey House here, and for the past
! Jew years landlord of the Raymond
: Hotel at Lewiston, last week disposed
of the Lewiston hostelry to D H
Robinson, of Moscow. Mr. Reed
and family have rented a residence
to property in Lewiston and will reside
there indefinitely. Mr Reed says
he has retired from the hotel business
for £ ood - Mr. Robinson, the new
proprietor, is well known in the Lew
lst on country,
F'aulkton, S. D., left on Saturday
stage for their home after a few week's
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Marshall
a Fernes. Mr. Armstrong was very
favorably impressed with Camas Prai
rie and Grangeville. He spoke par
; ticularly of the excellence of the soil
here and says that he expects to re
turn west in a few months to make
his permanent home.
Likes Camas Prairie,
R. M. Armstrong and wife, of
ALLISON IS FOUND GUILTY
Jury Says that Defendant Is Guilty of Assault With Deadly
Weapon—Recommend Mercy of Court.
SAMPSON SMITH CASE WAS SETTLED MONDAY
Sentence Not Yet Passed—Court Takes Quick Action Today
in Lockwood Divorce Case.
Two of the most interesting and
important cases to be tried during the
February term of the district court
have occupied the boards at the court
house this week. They are the cases
against Sampson Smith, the Indian,
w.ho was tried on a charge of grand
larceny, and Thomas Allison, whose
case was up for discussion yesterday
The jury in the Smith case brought
in a verdict of guilty as charged, but
the defendant was recommended to
the mercy of the court. The date
for passing sentence has not yet been
A. S. Walker, H. P. Twogood,
John A. Okerburg, Orrin Lamb,
Henry A. Samsel, Henry C. Dunn,
F'llsworth D. Lamb, Robert F'arris,
J. C. Sims, Geo. Decker, Geo. Kerr,
and W. O. Wright constitute the
jury secured yesterday morning for
the Allison trial. Yesterday afternoon
Among the Churches
Next Sunday, the 15th of March,
Sunday school at 10 o'clock; mass at
.The Ladies' Missionary Circle of
the Baptist church will hold a mis
sionary service at the church next
Sunday evening at 7:30 o' clock.
Rev. W. N. Knox held preaching
services at Mt. Idaho last Sunday.
The services next Sunday at the
Baptist church will be as follows :
a. m., Sunday school, D. C. Van
Buren, Superintendent; 6:30 p m.,
B. Y. P. U., Miss Alva Overman,
president.- Each Wednesday evening
at 7:30 o'clock, prayer meeting and
mid-week Bible study services are
farm products are given as follows by
local business concerns:
tf1 ^ ft heat ' 55c £ er . b " shel; oats
SI-00 per cwt. ; barley 80c per cwt.
Beef cattle, on foot, cows 3c,
steers 4He per lb. ; hogs 4He per
lb. ; sheep 4c per lb.
Spring chickens *3.50 per dozen;
old hens, *3.50 per dozen; turkeys
12c per lb.
Ranch butter, 25c lb.; eggs 15c
Services as usual at the Christian
church next Sunday.
The market prices on livestock and
Weekly Weather Report.
For the weekending Tuesday, March
Max. Min. Precip. Snow.
43 25 .
33 23 .50
41 23 .
37 24 .
48 23 .
54 31 .
53 39 .
Remarks: 4 clear days; 1 cloudy;
2 partly cloudy.
John Norwood, Voluntary Observer.
7500 rolls of the latest designs in
wall paper just being received,
new and up-to-date patterns.
Robinson, Meadow Street, near
Vollmer and Scott's.
To get the news—get The Globe.
and evening was spent in taking the
testimony of witnesses, several being
introduced by both sides. After the
argument this morning by C. T.
McDonald, for the defense, and
Prosecuting Attorney E. M. Griffith
for the state, the case went to the
Allison is being tried on a charge
of "assault with intent to commit
murder." He and Night Watchman
W. H. Williams engaged in a shoot
ing affray last Hallowe'en ni£ht, sev
eral of the bullets from Allison's
weapon coming dangerously near
Williams. The trial has attracted a
great deal of attention.
At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon the
jury in the Allison case brought in a
verdict of "guilty of assault with a
deadly weapon." The mercy of the
court was recommended.
Maud Lockwood was granted a
divorce from Clarence Lockwood
We begin our seventh month this
The class in physics visited the
offices of Drs. Rains and Slusser on
Monday and learned something new
We / are sorry to lose Miss Lulu
Richardson from our high school for
a few weeks at least.
Our report for F'ebruary shows 400
belonging and 319 in actual attendance
which is about 80 per cent and is not
so bad considering the amount of
colds and sore throats among our
people, both old and young.
Members of the eighth grade ac
companied by their teacher attended
court on Monday and saw for them
selves many things described in their
Misses Eunice McDonald, Mabel
Doty and F?dna Bickford are again at
their work in the high school after
several days^bsence, because of sick
ness in their respective homes.
The F'reshman class will give a
literary program this Friday afternoon
in the high school room. Visitors
Some essay work done in the fourth
grade was by reason of its excellence
and neatness shown to classes in the
high school this week.
The spring exodus to the farms
has begun. Seneca Munro leaves
our high school this week to become
an active farmer.
One important question now before
shall we have an blaster va
Report cards are due again this
F ive or .six rooms were thoroughly
fumigated last Saturday. The office
and library were given an especially
strong dose as we are trying to keep
everything about the building in sani
Our janitor has just placed a shelf
and seedbox in position in the first
room and the pupils there under
charge of Mrs. Johnson are going to
plant seeds and watch them grow.
Bargains In Whll Paper.
In order to make room for my new
stock, I am selling the old at a big
reduction in price. A^V. Robinson,
Meadow Street, near Vollmer &
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