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The Grangeville Globe $1.00 THK YEAR VOL. II, NO. 8 GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1909 MAIL TO __ I- ii, ai . ■ not pj ,1^. Ç I I Y by Daily Mail Route Soon to Be six Established at a. day STITES LINE ABANDONED Takes Effect With Acceptance of Mail Contract by R. R. The following letter addressed to by postmasters at offices affected by [Assistant Superintendent Robert H. I Barclay, of the railway mail service, is a full explanation of the changes ! soon to take effect in the mail service between Grangeville and Elk City, Harpster, Clearwater, Newsome and Stites. The idea that Grangeville is attempting to deprive any one of the points named of their mail service, orto anyway work them an injury, i is entirely erroneous. Grangeville is only working to secure better mail facilities and lines of communication for herself with the towns and post offices mentioned without working I his move- 0 injury to any of them. ment is not animated by a spirit of rivalry, jealously, or hogishness, and will result in the greatest good to the greatest number. T his will afford the EiK City people an opportunity to communicate with the county seat either by mail or in person, in a day and a half, whereas at the pres- i ent time it requires three days, the passenger's or mail having to lay over; all night in Stites, or have a livery j team meet them at the Switchback Hand bring them across country. , fHThis will give Stites a daily mail to Hand from Grangeville just the same Ini as at present, and the facilities be-j tween all the other points and the county seat will be materially im . . at proved. When Elk City citizens ■ desire to go to Stites they have the !H same opportunity to do so as at pres ent, and if that route to outside points is preferred by them, this change is i nowise affects their right to go by ■ the way of Stites. It is true that the ! Hproposed change will do away with Hthç existing mail route to Stites and ■ the expense of maintaining that line ■ will be applied on the new route but ■that does not detrimentally affect ■communication between the two ■towns. Following is the letter of ^■instructions: Helena, Montana, January 11, 09. ■ Postmasters, Stites, Grangeville, Harpster, Clearwater, Newsome, Elk City, Idaho. I Gentlemen: With the establishment ■of mail service on railroad trains into ■Grangeville (arriving in the evening ■and departing in the morning, daily), ■it is assumed that some saving for ■the Department can be effected in ■the present cost of star routes supply ■ing your several offices, by re-arrang ■ing the same and substituting for the present routes, new routes as follows: 1. Establish a route, from Grange ■ville, by Harpster and Newsome, to Elk City, 58 miles, six times per week: Leave Grangeville daily ex cept Monday at 6 a. m., arrive Harpster bj 9 4U a m., leave Harpster daily ex. Mon. on receipt of mail from Stites, (han 9:40 a. m., arrive Newsome in P hour,, 40 mmu>es, leave Newsome but not later ■daily except Tuesday at 6 a. m. ^pirrive Elk City by 12 noon, leave ^■Elk City daily ex. Tues, at 1 p. m., ■rrive Newsome by 7 p. m., leave ewenmp daüv Mondav at 5 a .. arrive Harpser by 2:40 p. m./ leave Harpster daily except Mon. on receipt of mail from Clearwater, but not later than 2:40 p. m., arrive at Grangeville in 3 hours, 40 minutes. 2 . Establish a route from Stites, by Harpster, to Clearwater, 16 miles, six times P er weck Leave Stites daily except Monday at 6 a. m., arrive at Harpster by 9 a. m. Leave Harpster daily except Mon day on receipt of mail from Grange ville, but not later than 9:40 a. m. arrive Clearwater in 2 hours, 20 minutes. Leave Clearwater daily except Monday at noon, arrive at Harpster by 2:20 p. m. Leave Harpster daily except Mon I day on receipt of mail from Elk City, but not later than 2:40 p. m., ! arrive at Stites in 3 hours, Your opinion of the foregoing sug gestions is requested, having in mind economy, as well as efficiency in ser is vice. You are requested to confer vvith your principal patrons, present ma j| route contractors within conven i en t reach, liverymen and others who is are likely to be interested in this mat ter , to the end that you may learn and communicate to me the feasibility and probable cost of the service above outlined. Any suggestions that they 0 r you care to make will be carefully of considered. The favor of an answer at your earliest convenience is requested, Respectfully, Robert H. Barclay, Assistant Superintendent, Helena, Montana. a i City the last of the week and brought the first authentic news of the trouble , which occurred in Elk City recently. First reports said that the combat occurred in Hye's saloon and painted the affair as a serious battle of blood and bruises between two men, in which Rice was said to have lost one eye and practically all his teeth and sustained numerous other sever ely painful injuries. Ehe truth is that the trouble occurred in Ingram's By an Eye Witne**. Miles Rice came out from Elk j is i place and the scene was possibly as lively as the initial reports would show ! but the results were not near as ex tensive. Mr. Rice lost six teeth and his face was badly bruised by his an tagonist, Pete O' Brien who attacked him unawares. Rice was knocked senseless at the first onslaught, and O'Brien proceeded to mar of the features of the fallen man by use of his heavy miner's shoes. | e f t This accomplished, O'Brien Rice to the care of his friends who summoned medical aid for the in Rice's eyes were Mr. jured man. uninjured and aside from a couple of sma ll scars upon.his face and the loss of the half dozen incisors he is as robust and strong as ever, in results. the summer Mr. Rice reports that the camp is ; ahead steadily and that the going mines and properties are giving good A most profitable spring and for the Elk district is the anticipation of all who are interested there. The road from 'Elk to to Grangeville is in excellent condition per now and there is much travel into ex- the mines. " Cottonwood Creek Bridge Gone Out. in On Monday the bridge at the Stites was carried away bv the high water since which time Orangeville has been unable to get mail from The heavy snow fall, follow which mouth of Cottonwood creek, near Stites. m., ed by the chinook wind, carried it off with a rush, was the a cause of the trouble. This was a com m./ paratively new srrucrure. ELK CITY MINES HUM Many Recent Sales of Valuable Property AWAKENING INTEREST Coming Season Expected to be a Record Breaker. According to all surface indications and the best judgment of mining men of experience, the Elk City Mining District is due this coming season for the greatest development in the min ing industry ever known within its history; and the little city of Elk is coming in for its share of growth and Already great plans are prosperity. being made for new blocks and busi ness houses as soon as the spring weather will permit work to begin, and another sawmill is to be construe ted and will operate in a fine belt of valuable mining interests have changed hands at good figures, outside capital and new blood have come into the t [ mbei - some two miles from Elk City, to assist in supplying the needed bui i ding mater ial. Within the last few months many camp, drawn there by the fine show ade and the indications from mgs m outside sources that Elk City will not » ' be always without the much needed I facilities for transporting her valuable ores to the markets of the world, The past month has seen the sale of the Snowstorm group on Red river, three miles east of Elk City, to J. B. Weimer, formerly of Salt Lake, now of Grangeville, said to be one of the largest sales ever made in the district, possibly with the exception of the some two years ago. nte Snowstorm includes five quartz Bradley, of Buster bought by E. W. San Francisco, j claims and 360 acres of placer ground with a valuable power site, said to be the only one within a radius of se\eral miles of Elk city. The quartz claims are gold bearing and have several hun 1 first installment was paid on this dred feet of tunneling, exposing a fine body of ore for over 100 feet. property the first of this month, and the terms specify that acti\e develop ment shall begin on the property not later than March first. Since the above deal Mr. Weimer t has purchased the Topeka property, comprising six claims adjoining the we '* knovvn Hercules and Elkhorn properties, and but a short distance f r(,m the Alberta. A Chicago capitalist by the name of Jennings, has bought of Charles Svenson the valuable Gold Seal and placer claims on American is ; Baboon river, just north of Elk City, covering an area of 160 acres. I he Chicago Dredging Co. is believed to be behind this d ea l> ani l ' s claimed that the company contemplates running a new ditch two miles in length from Ameri can river to the claims, thus supplying abundance of water to operate the mines - Last week there was a bonified and absolute transfer of the Alberta group to the Idaho Central Mining Co. of Spokane by Harsh Bros., the former owners, the final payment having been made on the property. It is stated on good authority that this mine has made a peat showing fif teen feet of ore s owing in one s a The new pur and eight in another. . chasers are now installing a hoist with a rapacity of 1000 feet. The above mentioned transactions and developments are only a few of ; the most recent occurrences in the j Elk District, and this has been going on for some time. Other mining sections contiguous to Grangeville are shmvinß equal actlv,ty ' Grangeville must awaken to her opportunities and get busy in assisting these mining de velopments along by every legitimate Self interests means in its power, alone would dictate an active, wide awake, consistent and friendly interest in, and relationship with our mining neighbors. For Grangeville to ever assume truly city proportions, the mining, as well as the agricultural and stock industries must be developed to its full capacity. lost Tropical Climat Hard Hit. The mercury went down to 10 a degrees below zero at Lewiston on Wednesday night of last week, break ing all former records and setting the shivers chasing each other up and down the tender spinal colums of the banana raisers like the shocks from a galvanic battery. Snow fell as deep there, it is claimed, as in this section, and as visitations of the chinook winds, it ;l,K to a depth of 15 inches with snow, all former cold weather records being y smashed to smithereens. The Inde- by pendent says that according to the at they are less subject to the Jayed on much longer. At Whitebird the thermometer registered from 8 to 12 degrees be low zero, and the ground was covered a old timers, nothing within the mem orv of the whiteman has equalled the I recent storm except that of 1883-4, when the snow fell to the depth of two feet and lay on the ground for someting like 45 days, And even on that occasion the mercury did not descend as low by several degrees as this time. Fortunately the stock men ; were well supplied with feed, which prevented any serious loss of stock, j The Sound country was covered in a beautiful from two to four feet deep, and the merry jingle of the sleigh bells was j on every hand of with a blanket of the heard heard before by the native born web a music un footers, ! T he pioneer real estate firm of report the sale of the 330 acre tract west of Denver ! a Camas Prairie Land in Demand. p ar i cer & Melvin formerly owned by Lee Wann to ! jÇtiw in Nelson. T he new purchaser j s a na tj ve born Camas Prairie boy, wbo bas traveled far and near in his search for a better country than Camas Prairie, but failed to find it, a nd has now located himself perman on one of the best farms in the ently Dem price er neighborhood, paid was SI0,000. The old John Riggins ranch in Fairview, of late owned by W K. S. Gregory, the purchasers being Louis and Albert Webber. The consideration was The sale of these lands The same firm have also sold the $7300. signifies the confidence which Camas Prairie people have in Camas Prairie the soil and in its eventual increase in a valuation. The Webber Brothers are already the largest landowners j n the Fairview section, and Albert the Webber will immediatly move on to the new farm and make his resi and dence there. Surprised Them. of and M rs - ^ • N. Wisdom, north of is town unceremomously walked m upon this them Saturday evening and took fif- ^^d'^hTn '"(iame'Tnd | a otbcr amu sements were introduced pur- and indulged in with such zest as to The neighbors and friends of Mr. put to the blush the youngsters of the present e enetation. FELL TO HIS DEATH Michael, Sheepherder for Geo. Poe, Is Found. DEAD FOR MANY HOURS Wandered in Storm and Fell From Precipice. The body of W. E. Michael, the Salmon river sheep herder who was lost in the snow storm last week, was found Sunday by a searching party, in a gulch completely covered over with snow, and was discovered by Newt Gtto stepping on the body while searching the canyon above which a m,tt had been found. 1 he skull was crushed in and one arm was broken. The unfortunate man had evidently become lost in the storm, and in his the cliff ;l,K * met his rocks below. T he dead man was a newcomer to the Whitebird country and had been in Mr. Poe's employ but He was a strong robust man » <ntIS ' x feet tall and about 40 y ears of aßC A telegram was sent by Bailor & McDonald, underta eis at *his place, to a sister of the man at Oscaloosa, Iowa, but meeting no re wanderings had fallen over death on the jagged a short time. spouse the body was interred at Whitebird Tuesday with simple ceremony, Grangeville a Good Town. It is said by those who claim to be posted tbat Grangeville is the best> ; Grangeville and between there and j Cottonwood lays or at least one of the best, towns the Pacific Northwest. Around in one of the best a farming communities in the world, This is known by outsiders as the Camas Prairie region it lays compara j tively leve |. there are sect i onS of land one after another that will not show one foot of waste land. The farmers ! on this prairie grow an abundance of grain, but they have been held back of owing to the fact that transportation of has been so poor. Now that they have ! a railroad running to all the principle to ! points on the prairie it is claimed that the Camas Prairie country will equal any country of its size west of the Rocky Mountains. Ho Register, it, A Change at The Bargain Store. It is announced by placards on the Bargain Store doors that the store will be closed for a few days, pre paratory to material changes that are now under progress in that business institution. It is understood that among other changes there is to be management at the head and that a new name will be adopted. However, this is simply rumor, not an authorized statement But what ever the change. T he Globe hopes it may mean abundant prosperity for the pioneer owner who has so long stood at the head of this business. a new in on A Worthy Candidate. Miss Paula Hohaus, has nominated by her friends in this com munity as a candidate in the Spokes man-Review popularity contest which Miss Paula is one of ladies in been of | the result. A musical scholars!,,p, which is among the other prizes to offered, would no doubt be appreci is now on. the most popular young Grangeville, and her many friends are putting forth a united effort for her success and have confidence in the ated by Miss Paula, and the oppor ,unity would be fully utilized by her.