Newspaper Page Text
The Grangeville Globe
■VOL. II, NO. 5 GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER SO, 1908 SI OU EHE YEAR |R.R. DEPOT COMPLETED Offices of Stationmen Establish ed Structure Modern One. NEW LINE IS ACCEPTED All Work Completed Facts Re garding the New Road. XT l î , I he Northern Pacific depot at the , . * , , local station is completed and the stationmen are now nicely settled in the new building. The structure serves as a passenger and freight de pot combined but is so arranged that patrons of either department may be has accomodated properly. The waiting room for passengers is large and comfortable and the freight room been planned to secure the most con venience in the handling of freight and baggage. The offices are suffi cently large for all demands. Accept the New Line. The railroad recently completed from Culdesac to this city was offici ally accepted the last of the week by the Northern Pacific and O. R. &N. The construction train, I companies. I w hich has been operating over the new line since April, 1906, has gone to Spokane as all construction work along the road has been entirely pleted. com The new line is fifty-five miles i length and the fact that nearly 3 years' time has been consumed in the construction work can be best under stood when it is realized that the are forty-six bridges and trestles, four smaller bridges or crossings and thir teen tunnels. These bridges include the great steel v iaduct at Lawyer's can yon, the highest on the entire North ern Pacific system. One of the tun nels is 900 feet in length. T he company has never given out definite figures as to the cost of the road, but it is understood to have reached about Sections of the road out of the Culdesac embracing stretches where tunnel work was done, have cost S200.000 a mile. n re 84,000,000. in the climb I canyon, this Out After Venison. A hunting party consisting of C. D DeArmond, Harry Smith, J. M Gilmore, L. M. Harris and S. J Poster left Christmas morning for P.lmer Gilmore's ranch j i basin to spend the holiday week hunt ing deer. T hey will return home Priday. ne 320 Crunk's m lt is expected that they are having a very successful trip as that country is said to abound in deer and this is the best kind of weather for hunting. Morris Buys Good Ranch. Pred Tamm has sold his fi acre farm to A. C. Morris, late of Colorado. The farm is located about 4 miles northeast of the city and is known as one of the best ranches on the prairie. T he sale negotiated by L. M. Harris & was Co., three lots in Lewiston addition to Grangeville belonging to Miss Lena P-llenwood to J. M. Gilmore. w'ho also report the sale of Sudden De&th. Mrs. Mary Towne, died suddenly at her home in the east part of town C hristmas night, the cause of her demise. Heart failure was "... i was ,u cn , ettased a out 5U years of age and came here recently from the east with her husband, who survives her. p i 1 In the Social Realm 4»»«"— nil——I I omorrow night at the Armory occur the grand New Year's grand place at 8:45 o'clock after which dancing will hours of 1909 have passed into his I he Curtiss orchestra of nine wi hall, march will take The continue until a few All the arrangements for the affair have been carefully looked after and every effort is being made to make the ball the greatest success tory. pieces will furnish music for the af fair and some excellent dance music is assured, m the history of the county. I.he a .. .... . floor at the Armory, which is known as one of the best in north Idaho for dancing, is being specially prepared for this event. Start 19U9 right by being at the Armory tomorrow night, n rx L* u n l -U O. U. r. hall by the Rcbekah lodge was attended by a large and jolly crowd of dancers. The I he dance given Christmas night at the I. music was excellent, the floor was in fine condition and the welcoming enjoyment, spirit which prevailed made the even ing one of pleasure and A delicious and refreshing banquet W3S Sened at m,dn,Kht T he members of the Masonic lodge and the Eastern Star, together with a few invited friends enjoyed a very pleasant evening at the Masonic hall last Saturday night. A bounteous banquet w'as served at 6 o'clock after w'hich a musical program, card games and dancing were enjoyed. It was a highly successful social affair. TWO OLD WEAPONS. Co. Treat. Rice Has Guns Taken from Chinaman's Cabin. county treasurer t Frank S. Rice, and ex-officio public administrator, has at his office two interesting curios. They are a couple of old weapons, a rifle and a shotgun, which were Elor cabin among the effects left by Loy Pong, an old Chinaman who died at ence last January. Fong's caught fire and in attempting to save its contents he was severely burned and died soon after. T he two guns were among the articles taken from ' the fire. The rifle is a 5U calibre brqçch-loading gun and was patented It was made shortly after the manufacture of breech loading rifles began, according to ail available information. by E. Allen in I860. The shotgun is a short, double-barrel led muzzle-loading, 16-guage affair and is covered with wire bindings, brass patches, etc. Both weapons, owing to their many years of ill use and neglect, are unfit fo r use and are only valuable as souvenirs of the early history of the west. It is said that the shotgun was used by the bandits who, in 1867 or '68, held up the pony express which was conducted between Lewiston and Horence at that time and secured ! S46,0U0, according to reports. Sev eral local curio hunters have endeav ored to purchase the two relics but Mr. Rice will keep them until they can be sold according to law. house Don't Want to Build Now. At the meeting of the I. O. O. F. lodge last Saturday night the proposi tion of the lodge erecting a brick building for use as an opera and lodge hall was up for consideration. A majority of the members of the order favored the abandonment of the project for a time and no further action will be taken on the matter at present . R j s thought by some t foat the proposition will he brought before the lodge again in the near future. IMPROVING PHONE LINE! 8,000 FEET OF CABLE Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. Plans Big Things. Extensive Improvements, Costing $18,000 Be Made in City. _ C. M. Ward, manager of the local office of the Pacihc Telephone and Telegraph company, announces this week that some extensive improve ments in the company's lines are to ( be made soon. G. M. Welty . ... c company, was in the city the first of , . , , . the week from Spokane and with Mr. Ward did some work prclimin of the engineering department of the ary to the beginning of the improve ments. It is the intention of the company to install about eight thousand feet of cable in place of the wires now used The cable w ill cover all the business portion of the town and branches will run to the throughout the city, depot and to the more thickly-settled ()f residence districts of the city, course all the wires in use now wi not be eliminated but the new cable, which will be strung on poles as usual, will do away with a large por tion of them. T he cost of the cable and its in stallation, together with other im provements on the local plant con templated by the company, will aggre From this an „ ate ah()Ut SI 8,U0U. idea may be gained of the extent of t ^e improvements, which begin soon after the first of the year. are to Roger*-Curtis Wedding. Louis C. Rogers and Miss Ida E Curtis, both of Greencreek, were married yesterday in the Arlington Hotel parlors by Rev. C. T. Mc known young ' Donald. Both are well people of the Greencreek country where they future home. will make their j Do You Want to Help Boom This Town? CONSTRUCTED 'V 1 :age f f n s s ■ F* g >■ .ji n /« f i 'r you d3 ' T ou iI subscribe for this pa per regularly and advertise in it. But _ If you don't, you'll sneer at our efforts for town improvement. If you don't, you'll order your Job printing from some outsider. If you do. you'll assist the editors in advertising the place. If you do, you'll patronize home indus tries, including the printer. J' ou don't, you'll borrow your neigh bor's copy of the paper to read, DO YOU OR DON'T YOU? Î There and Elsewhere i i I — Chas. S. Spaulding is in the city this week from Lucile. Miss Edna Brown left today fora visit with friends at Pomeroy and spokane. Robert Hami 11 left today for Cali fornia where he expects to locate permanently. Sam Hamill and family left this morning for an extended trip to California and other points, I he meeting of the Woman's club, which was to have been held tomor row at the home of Mrs. W. W. Brown, has been postponed. \, ... , ^ . , Mrs. Edward I\I. Griffith, who has been dangerously ill for the past few days, is recovering slowly, a change for the better having occured ( his morning. G. D McClain, formerly proprie tor of Hotel Grangeville, arrived here last night for a brief business • , e l • i i j visit. Since leaving here he and Mrs. McClain most of the time, have been at Spokane Sam Wright and Ned Greene went over across the Clearwater this week after deer. Ned secured a tine deer and returned yesterday, but Wright remained, preferring to stay until he could do likewise. The theatrical productions being given at the Armory this week are excellently staged are and pleasing all who attend. T he company is too well knowm to require lengthy com ment. They will remain here Sunday, presenting plays on and Saturday nights. ■ unti Friday FERDINAND ITEMS. Newi of What is Happening in Lively Little City. Bert Sommers left Monday for southern Oregon. K. M. Bicker went to Grangeville Monday returning Wednesday. Messrs. Thurston and Kaufman were in town on business Monday. Miss Mary Helm went to Juliaetta Wednesday hoping to benefit her health. A. H. Nau & Co. is getting ready on to put up a large machinery shed Main street. Mr. and Mrs. I. M. laylorcame home Saturday from their visit to Garfield, Wash. Otto Reis, Jr., and Edgar Brown j n g ire the new employes at the Ferd inand livery barn. returned to Stephen Boedeanper, who has been visiting with IT. J. Nau, Spokane Monday. l earl Scott, of \ ollmer, is helping Carl Yount, of the Interior Ware house Co., this week. Mrs. Clayton Luna came up from Lewiston Sunday to visit with her husband, for a few days. The Christmas tree entertainment held at the school house Thursday evening was well attended. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Metcalf came home Saturday from Kamiah where „ i,-i- -, they went to spend Christmas with Mrs. Metcalf's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eastman re turned the first part of the week from their trip to Oklahoma where they went to visit Mrs. Eastman's aunt. Miss Amelia Ochs, w r ho has been visiting with the Aschenbrenner fam ily, has been on the sick list this last week. Dr. Taylor, of Vollmer, is the attending physician. Might Have Been Bad Fire. A small blaze started Christmas day between the buildings occupied by the express office and the Palm saloon. A strong wind was blow ing at the time and the whole business portion of the city w'ould probably have burned had the fire gained little more headway before it discovered. a was I Former Grangeville Lady Wed*. Mrs. Vivian E. Steinheiser, form erly of this city, and E. A. Parkford, of Los Angeles, California, were weeks ago at Los Angeles, where they will reside married about two in the future. MORE LIGHT ON STREETS Present Lighting System to Be Materially Increased, LIGHT UP IDAHO AVE. City's Advancement Calls for Municipal Improvements. », . ( , ,, Along with the news of building and municipal improvements inaugur atei | |, v p rum ,,t t . rs W | t |, t X () f keeping abreast of the city's progress comes the announcement that the street lighting system now serving the town is to be considerably enlarged. Three large arc lights and thirteen incandescent lights are to be added this week. The arc lights will be One at the cor ner where the Steinheiser residence placed as foil ows : stands, one at the Boss barn corner and the other on Main street east of the Presbyterian church. Eight of the incandescents will be put up along Idaho avenue from Main street to the depot, The one at every corner, others W'ill be distributed over the city as follows: One at each corner of tbc cemetery on east Main street, one near the C. A. Parsons residence, and one each at the corners occunied byt he I. (). (). E. hall and the laundry. T his addition to the present street illumination has been needed for some predated improv time and will doubtless prove an ap ement. WON THE DEBATE. Grangeville High School Victorious in Contest with Cottonwood Team. Last Wednesday evening at the Christian church the local high school debate team won a decision over the team representing the Cottonwood T he question for dis cussion was one compelling national banks to maintain a fund for the high school, prompt payment of all losses to de positors in insolvent national banks. T he Cottonwood team, composed of Jesse Robertson, Charles Simmons and John Rooke, upheld the affirma The negative was supported by Phineas 11 outs, M ac Scofield and Charles Horning. Mr. flouts gave a strong talk and his voice was the best of the evening, tive of the question. , though he was surpassed by the other two of his team in delivery. Both Mr. Scofield and Mr. Horning were clear and concise in constructive argu .a i i • ment and were merciless and irre r . , . . . . futable m rebuttal. I he alternative advanced by the home team was the "central" bank plan. The judges, who rendered a two to one decision in Grangeville's favor, were Prof. H. Hallovvell. of Lewiston State A Normal, Reuben ( )verman and Rev. A. C. Saxton. A large crowd was present to hear the debate which w r as of an exceed ingly high rank for such high school Much credit is due the mem bers of the team and the coach, Prof. F. E. Lu kens. affairs, Buys Property for Home. R. B. Bell, the N. P. agent at this has purchased the Oliver point, property on Idaho avenue near the depot and will make his home there. His wife, who has not yet removed from Culdesac where Mr. Bell was I formerly agent, will join him here soon. The location of the Oliver property is very convenient for Mr. Bell in his work at the depot.