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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JUNE 18. 18SG.
NUMBER 1.
VOL I.
TRTE.'E. TBÆSS.
IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
—BY TI'E—
FREF. PRESS PUBLISHING CO.
Geanokvillb, Idaho..
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Pbomptly Furnished on Application.
■^^Subscription, advertising and
Job Work payable in If. S. Gold Loin.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
A. A HARRIS.
Justice of the Peace
ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO.
All business In my line attended to
with neatness and dispatch.
A H GORDON,
Notary Public,
—AND —
JUSTICE OFTHE PEACE AND REAL
ESTATE AGENT.
All business promptly attended to.
GltANliKVILI.B.
J H FORNEY,
Attorne y-at-L a w
DISTRICT ATT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC
Idaho.
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Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory. Will
practice iu all the courts of the Territory.
Mortgage loans negotiated and cullec
tiuns promptly niH,le.
R J MONROE,
LAND ATTORNEY AND REAL
ESTATE AGENT.
Lewiston, Idaho
Practices Before «II branches of the
U. S. Land Dermrtment.
With as had an experience of over
twelve years in the U. S. Land Office
nt Lewiston, Idaho.'^jjkf
C- A. SEARS,
PAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND
GhAZiEF.
- Idaho.
Grand r vu.*.
DOORS AND SASH
ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER,
W. G. Brown.
Granobvili.k,
Idaho,
GEO. GREER,
— AGENT FOR—
2>. M- Osborne Sc Co's.
AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST
ING MACHINERY,
Plows, 'Vagons. Farming Implements
Ghangevillc,
Idaho.
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Pearson k Noyes,
Carpenters Sc Bmildors
Doors and Sash, and a full lins oi
Shop-Work.
GltAHOKVILLK,
Idaho.
T. J. RAVIS,
Blacksmithlng Establishment
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Does all kinda of work in tbe Black
•mithinii line.
First-Clasa Horse Shaa ipg.
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Wagons, Ac., repaired as good ss new
on short notice.
Main Strebt,
Granoktillk.
U range ville Meat Market,
W. F- Schmadeka, Prop.,
—DEALER IN—
Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. Also
carries a line of Saddles, Harness, Ac.
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THE
JERSEY HÔSSS
Idaho.
Grangevilie,
HIRAM TITMAN, Prop.
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This House is completely furnished
with all the conveniences and comforis
of a First-class hotel.
And is specially provided with ac
commodations lor Families,
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The table is always supplied with the
delicacies of the market.
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Stage and Express Office.
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A neat Bar, with commodious clul>
room- %ud BlLLl.-tRD TABLE are con
nue ed with the Hotel, wliere the finest
imported liquors, wines and cigala cun
he obtained.

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MT. IDAHO
HOTEL.
L. P. BROWN, Proprietor.
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Office of Lewiston and Mt.
Stage Line.
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Mt. Idaho
FLOUR MILLS.
L. P. BROWN, Prop.
F. 1>. VANSISE,
Contractor and Builder,
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Idaho.
Grangkvii.i.r.
Nickel & Bibby,
Physicians Sc Surgeons,
—OFFICE AT THE
NEW DREG STORE,
of
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PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
Patent Medicines and rruggisls Supplies
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Prescriptions carefullv compounded.
STOffice hours day and night. "ff-Mt
Idaho.
Granu kvillb.
EXCELSIOR
FEED, LIVERY, SALE STABLE^
AND CORRAL.
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ARAM * MX, - Proprietors.
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Hay and grain for aale. Stock pastured
Teams, drivers and saddle horses al
ways on hand.
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■^-Careful attention given to stock.
- Tpaiio.
Granobvillb,
CALIFORNIA
SHOÊING-SHOP
Cook Sc White, Prop's.
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Horse-Shoeing, repairing Agricultural
Implements and Machinery done
ia the best style.
Wagons and Carriages,
repaired io style equal to Eastern work.
S^.Prices Reasonable "*t
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Miss Tarr possesses
• A. F. PARKER, Editor.
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1880.
Take Notice.—A ll communications
intended for the Press must be signed
by the name of the party Bending them,
not necessarily for publication but as a
guaranty of good faith. Birth, marriage
and death notices, and other items of
interest sent through the mail must be
similarly endorsed in order to protect
the editor from put-up jobs which
smart alecks sometimes try to play on
newspapers. Anonymous letters are
ignored as a matter of principle.
Brewery Wanted. —The consumption
of bottled beer on Camas prairie is
something enormous, and in order to
encourage somebody who knows the
business to establish a brewery and
keep tiie money at home the proprie
tors of the Pkkss will donate a suitable
building lot uicely situated for a brew
ery in this town, isucli an institution
would undoubtedly he a paying invest
ment, and Grangevilie offers every
facility for its establishment. The bar
ley raised on this prairie is the finest in
the world for brewing purposes.
County Matters. —Thereare thirteen
school districts, nine voting precincts
and nine road districts in Idaho county.
F'ive hundred and forty-five poll taxes
were collected last year, of which proba
,bly one-half were Chinese. r ihe re
Hirtis of the assesor made lust year
showed taxable property in the county
io the amount ol $025.000. The county
lebt is about $29,000, and the tax levy
or 1886 is $1.75 on each $100 oi taxable
property. Tue highest number of votes
at the last election was 530, thrown for
Hie treasurer's office. In territorial
politics the county is safely democratic
when no snide side issues are involved
inThe eleetion.
Catholic Church.—A Catholic church
has been built this year on Cottonwood
hill and will be consecrated shortly. The,
size of the building is 20x36 feet by 16
feet in bight. The consecration services
and high muss will be rendered by
Rev. Diomidi, of Lewiston, as soon us
the structure is completed, of which due
notice will he given through these
columns. The services of a resident
priest will he secured us soon us there
are forty families of the faith on the
prairie. Tiie citizens of the towns and
the farmers on the prairie, with their
usual broad-gauge ideas of religious
liberty, subscribed very liberally
towards the building of the church,
and thus another important inducement
is offered families to come to reside
with us.
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Dramatic.— Miss Cora he 1 Tarr, Lewis
ton's gifted elocutionist, will give an
entertainment at Mt. Idaho on the
evening of Monday, June 21, and at
Grangevilie, on Tuesday, June 22nd,
consisting of dramatic reudings and
recitations. As this will probably he
the last opportunity the people of Camus
prairie will ever have of bearing this
accomplished lady, prior to the atsump- .
tion ol her duties as professor of eloctiv^
tiou in Whitman coliege, wb hope to
see a large attendance present at each
representation,
rare attainments in her particular
specialty and throws an unusual degree
of life-like animation into the perfor
mances which, with the versatility mani
fested in her selections, invariably
afford a happy compromise between
pleasure and instruction.
Quartz. —Mr. Milburn, a prospector
recently from the Colville country, has
struck some excellent quartz prospects -
on the main Salmon six-or seven miles
....
south of the Lake, assays of which
Holize thirty six dollars per ton.
qnaru carries gray copper und is well
worth iprospeettng. Mr. J. C. Parker,
the discoverer of the "Parker'' mine on
Wood liver, arrived from Boise city last
Wê«k tv prospect a find which he made
lost summer in the range between Red
river and the Little Salmon, about
twenty miles south-east of the Little
Salmon meadows on the Nez Perce
trail. We met Mr. Parker at Elk city
last summer and found him well posted
on quarts, and as he is an inveterate
prospector and is well satisfied with the
Bitter Boot lange as a field for explora
soon to chronicle some
ikes in the country east of
The
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important
Elk city.
to non arrival of freight the
two days belli d the vegul
f publication, which will a
aa week, but we
dS'^MHPhe fourth of July
Owii
a
time
LOCAL POINTS.
Here we are.
Pic nie, July 3.
Call and see us.
Come and celebrate.
Three dojiars per year.
Races, July 5, ou the Mt. Idaho track.
Every tax-payer invited to subscribe.
Band entertainment July 3, Grange
ville.
There are no plug hats iu Idaho
couuty.
A new post-office in the Lake coun
try is talked of.
County assessor Teicher is in the
hills on official duty,
Maj. and Uirkie'Binnard will take a
trip to Elk city next week.
County script will lie taken at par on
subscription to the Patiss.
Benson's pack truin left town Thursday
'with 23,OUu pounds of freight lor War
rens.
Mrs. A. Bin nurd, of Lewistoo, is visit
ing Iter daughter, Mrs. Wax, at Mi,'
Idaho. '
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John Clark s pack-train loaded at the
A and F store and tell lor Floience tins
uiorinug.
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Mr. A. Bin nan , of Lewiston, went
mto Warrens with his pack train on
eduesdav,
Jake Crooks and Fred Noyes started
for Lewiston yesterday us witnesses un
the loin Hill trial.
George Butts is in tow n from Warrens
looking over (lie Held with a view to
engaging in business.
The Weller and Wax new Grange
ville store is being stocked with lieuyy
invoices of new goods.
Barn Gray, of Lewiston, will probably
establish a harness und saddle store to
Grangevilie tins summer.
There is a sneak thief in Grangevilie
who will tie arrested lor petty lalceuy
if he does not quit pilfering.
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oeveral advertisement« are unavoid
ably left over in the hurry of getting
out'the Putt« ahead of tune.
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Salmon river lias not attained its
annual high water stage this year, hut
all Us tributaries are higher than usual'
There is a fine opening in Grunge
ville for a cabinet maker and furnituie
dealer. I lie opportunity ot a hie-. une
in tact.
The boys who rounded up the Lap
wai country last week did not succeed
ill findiug a single head owned on the
prairie.
Greer and Roberts received a ton of
he from Lew.sum last we, k, and have
a limited quantity to sell at ten cents
ner ,.,„, 11.1
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Bailey Chamberlain is making a
round up of tieef cattle which lie w ill
drive into Warrens ior his meat market
next week.
Blank note and receipt hooks, quartz
locution notices, and letter paper and
envelopes for sale cheap at' the FftBK
Press office.
Phil Cleary was up from John Day
creek during the week, anil says there
will he a heavy yield of fruit all along
Salmon river.
There is a good opening at Cotton
wo d for some industrious blacksmith
and .wagon-maker td build up a good
puying business.
Remember Miss Corihel Tarr'« e.,
, ,, r , si. ii ? , el y
tertain ..enta a Mt Idaho June 21,
g,Ve
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Dr. Boston leaves the prairie for
Lewiston on Thursday, and those desi
ring dental woik sliouid cult on him
helore his departure.
A much needed improvment is the
new sidewalk in front of the eonrt
house, as the approaches thereto ure
fearfully dilapidated.
Sheriff Talkington kindly donated to
ur chainher of horrors aud cahi net of
curiosities the rope with which
Warlich's neck was stretched.
Martin Collins arrived in town from
Warrens last Monday und made some
heavy purchases of hsins and bacon for
the Benson and Hexter store.
W. C. Pearson arrived on the praiiie
last Tuesday alter a years' absence in
Montana, where he succeeded in selling
his horses to good advantage.
The packers report the Mose Meiner
trail free of snow all the wav into
Warrens except about two hundred
yards the other side of the saddle.
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- C- B, Woods and Josh Fockler are
T* bh l erin >? np .f 11 , lh , ei !; horHe, *> w
head, am* will start them over the Nez
Perce trail next month to the Montana
markets.
James C. Holt, who was sick at the
Jersey house, is convalescing, and his
many friends are praying for his speedy
recovery and hope to see him around
again in a lew days,
George Cunningham will return from #
Oregon shortly to permanently locate
in Grangevilie, arid will be ut work in
the establishment of T. J. Davis by
July 1.
The G& B train started from Mt,
Idaho on its second trip to Warrens on
Wednesday last. Included among tiie
freight was a big "deini-jolin" of
whisky weighing 560 (rounds. It will
be Bin for the hoys when the whisky
gets in, hut the poor mule will have a
mighty sore buck before the bar'l gets
into eump.
A large number of prospectors have
outfitted in Warrens ttiis summer f-r
the new Alton quanz district on the
headwaters of tiie eastern forks of the
south fork of Salmon. The prospects
lor the development of good mines in
the new camp are said to be excellent,
and we hope soon to hear some authen
tic account of what ia going on iu there.
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Tho Grostein anil Kinnnril pack train
500 pounds of freight to
took in
Warrens on tlieir last trip, and made
tlie passage in eleven days, Wealing the
Benson tr dn twenty-four hours.
The light fall of snow in the moun
tains laat winter makes this a very
favorable season for prospecting, as the
slopes and ravines that usually remain
e< vered until August ure now tiare and
dry.
Slielji-Poo, the new chief of police
gives general satisfaction to all the In
dians on the reserve, lie is the redout
able Indian who knocked his predeces
sor M r. Tom Hill, over the head at Lup
wai last fall.
the
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on
, **' Wl,s Jamestown, Da
Mi,' J 511 * 11 ' "'me Ul, unit writes tliai there is
' 1 no said lor horses there at i
He gods on to Ltmure. seeking
kel ,„r the carload of matched teams
wllic |, took wllh lliln .
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. Ur. wanelecte«] mayor or Law
imon ahcity election laat week; the
on old co. n.ilmeu we.e re-elec.ed, and
Wes. Akers is the new marshal who
will run you in if you lly the track
un when _> ou visit the metropolis,
J, H Gaffney went to Lewiston hv
private team Tuesdav und returne'*
to yesterday with Mis. Friedenrich and
child. Mr. Ike Hteinlieiser a Portland
merchant and a brother of Mrs F. also
accompanied her and will remain a few
days.
V\ e understand that Hod. L. P. Brown
to ' v • D continue the mail service between
Lew iston and Mi. loalio for the next
'«»««• years, which will be good news to
,! <e P*j»t*l«* ol Idaho county as Mr.
Brown s name is a guaranty of prompt
tturi eCL ieni service,
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. A rumor reaches us that J. N. Osborne
', H8 80 '* J»"* hm mter « 8t8 «« th , e
l ine creek, Oregon, district, for a hund
its some sum, and is now on lus way hack
to put in the summer prospecting on
the main Salmon. Osborne is a rustler
* ho deserves succeas.
0 n its return from Warrens the G A B
pack train will return to Lewiston and
I here load freight for a new store which
Alex. McGregor, of Lewiston, intends
opening Ht Pierce city. The train will
•hen r-turn to the Warrens route for
the ha I nice of the season.
of , «1»». J- H. and Mrs. Forney left for
Uew.ston en Wednesday last. Mr Far
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Indian indicted fur murder by a grand
jury of this county. Mr. Hawley has
a been instruct, I by the government to
defend the prisoner,
Maj. Harris will petition the commis
sioners ut tlieir next meeting to order
a con my road from the Lake to the
head of the Crook's lane, which will
give tlje citizens on the south end ol
the prairie betier facilities than they
uow hi ve lor coming to town,
We hope to see a large delegation
irom Lewiston attending nur celebia
Hon festivities. There ought to lie
1,,ure 1rs 1er nul feeling and closer lUUr
'' ,,l >rse among the people ol the two
»«vll-mä than now exists, for our inler
eats are in all respecta identical.
The geography of our latch string at
preseuL is on the south side of Main
* treet| L , he old u , eat niHrket east of
Davis' blacksmith Simp. We will be in
more ctjminodiou i quarters helore snow
full. bu( meanwhile, all are invited to
walk iu and subscribe for the Press.
Mrs. Walsh who has been teaching
»fh'inijon Jnhii Dav creek, arrived up
irom |te river last Tuesday, and left fur
Le« I- on ttie next morning on a visit to
frieudt| in the Clearwater metropolis.
A Mrge acreage has been seeded to
flax oh the praine this year, and from
present indications several thousand
bushels of that product will lie slopped
to Lewiston this tall.
any price,
a mar
Messrs. King & King, of Cottonwood
loom up in Hie first issue ol the Pre-s
as lioerjit advertisers. They were re
eentlv compelled to enlarge the capacity
of ilieir store to uccounMate their misi
ness and «e hope th it they « tit speedily
he compelled to ''do it some more."
One of the causes of the low price of
beef raffle is tiie pinling on Ihe market
ot large herds raised by tile government
on the reservations lor the benefit ol
tiie Indians. It is about time for Uncle
Sam to get out uf the caille business
und let the Indians raise their own
stock.
C. S. McCready, supervisor of road
district No, 1, is doing some excellent
work on the road between Grangevilie
and Mt. Idaho. A new bridge is to he
built und fenced at tlie ravine near the
Fairfield place, and wnen all tiie work
is concluded the court-house will he
mude more easy of access.
Aram A Son will have lumber on tiie
ground in a day or two for tiie erection
->f ilteir new livery slahle, which will
materially add to ihe appearance oi
Main street, by closing the gap between
he post office uDd (tie Greer and
Kotiert« building. Verily, Grungevillc
hath u boom this summer.
R C. Brown and Jas. Rice returned
from Mries City last Sunday, whither
they had driven one hundred head of
L. Y, Brown's saddle horses. Lee Smith
has charge of tiie band, and will await
theauiyal of another lot of three hun
drod head which Mr. Brown will start
over '.he Nez Perce trail in July.
One of tiie best mules in the Benson
train was killed on Boulder creek, bv
projecting rock switching him off the
rail into the ravine a quarter of a mile
above the wire bridge. The animal was
not found until ttie next day when it
was discovered that the poor brute had
beaten its head to pieces in us frantic
efforts to regain its fooling.
Governor E. A. Stevenson, hon. A - 8.
Caldwell, amt hon. James H. .lav. ley,
U. 8. district attorney lor Idaho, are in
Lewiston attending court
probably visit (.'amis prairie before
I heir ttflurn to l.oise. They are all
aid- timers and will meet tnanv old
friend up here w ho will give .hear uu
old-Lim « welcome.
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and will
to
I HANGED FOR MU RDER.
The First Legal Execution in
,!k Idaho County-Justice Swiftly
Administered.
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On Wednesday, June 9th, 1880, Theo
dore Warlicli. was hanged in the jail
yard of the court-house at Mt. Idaho
for the murder of Henny C. Savage on
the uonth fork of Salmon river last
December. The murder, the trial and
the execution are now old stories and
it is unnecessary toYecapitulate them,
further than to stute that the crime waa
committed in December 1885, that the
murdered man was not missed until
February, 1880. aud that in March the
prisoner was apprehended and con
fessed to the murder, and that he was
tried, found guilty and sentenced to
hang in the April term of court, and
tliut on June 9. the extreme penalty of
the law was administered for the first
time in this county. The swill execu
tion of the laws as illustratrated in this
instance is a highly commendable fea
ture of the case, aud will nave ita effect
upon those evil characters who goabout
the world witli murder in ilteir hearts.
Aud the details of the murder,
teach a moral lesson, lor this crime was
committed iu the midst of a desolate
region with no other witness than that
all seeing eye to whom nothing is invis
ible, and who reudelh the hearts and
thoughts of men like nu open book.'
Every circumstance conspired to shield
I he prisoner from discovery of the
crime, and yet, in the inscrutable logic
ol events the truth of the murder was
revealed. Even before the disappear
ance of the victim was suspected there
was a taint of murder in the air, and
the instinct of that far-off community
was aroused, and men went about with
a growing suspicion in their hearts that
it murderer was among them, and they
-el about discovering the facts, spend
ing time and money untiT tlieir efforts
were crowned with success—thus ad
ding another iilustiati >n of the divine
saving ' tliat-murdor will ont,"
The last hours ol the murderer were
not marked by any remorse. On the
contrary, lie spent his tune cursing his
victim, the minister who attended him,
and the sheriff and his deputies. Ho
refused to change his old clothes fur
the ntiw suit procured for the occasion
und manifested a total indifference to
I he end. As the fatal hour approached
he wilted completely and had to he sup
ported to tliescaffold, nod was launched
into eternity iu a half dazed condiliou, •
In Homethmg under five mrniUes the
coroner pronounced him dead giiii when
Hie body was cut down it wita found
that I lie neck was broken. The end
was painless except lor one violent
contraction of Hie muscles which almost
doubled up the boov for u few second#,
lint it slowly resumed its position of
perpetid ; culur rigidiiy and Hie pulse
slowly faded away with his life.
The people of Idaho county have
reason to congraiulaie themselves upon
the swift punishment which followed
the crime, and it is to their credit lliHt
they refused to assist in' mitigating the
sentence which a few soll-hearled peo
ple proposed. The quiet energy of the
district attorney hud much to do in
securing the prompt administration of
jusiice iu tills case, which in other
Hands, might have dragged along for
years, involving the county.ill heavy
costs and in the end defeating justice.
The arrangements at the execution
were admirably planned by sheriff'
Talkington and evinced it careful lore
thought und attention to duty charac
teristic of ttiat o ocial The body was
buried iu tiie Grangevilie cemetery at
the request oil lie ileceased.
up
to
to
too.
Dastardly attempt tu lturn a
Han in his Bed at Midnight.
Abou midnight ou Thursday, June
111, Mr. M. L. Butler, .who lives six
miles west of Gruugevilie, was aroused
sleep by hearing a crackling, as of
fire, at bis barn.
rum
Hastily ari-ing, he
found Ilia barn in flames, and was rush.
mg to rescue his horse, when he dis
covered his dwelling house to he «Iso
on fire. This lie extinguished, hut Ihe
barn was totally oousuined. and also a
valuable horse amt agricultural machi
nery. valued at $1,000. Examination of
the premises by daylight revealed a bag
of shavings Maturated with coal oil and
partly burned under a corner of the
house, and this circumstance added to
the fact the fires started simultaneously
in both buildings at the uncanny hour
of midnight, is conclusive proof that a
firv-hug caused them. Ttie next day,
Abe White, a near neighbor, was hi
rested on suspicion, and enough evi
dence was discovered to retain him iu
custody. His bonds were fixed at
$3,000, which he lias been unable to
raise thus far. Ho waives examination
until June 30, on account of the difficulty
of procuring counsel and the absence of
the prosecuting attorney at Lewiston.
Ttie arrest of Mr. While was quite a
surprise to the community, as lie basal
ways been regarded as a good citizen
and there are many wtio refuse 'o believe
nim guilty of the crime. The loss to
Mr. Butler, aud the sympathy of the
people is with him in his affliction, as
he has worked hard and attended strict,
ly to his own business, and bad estab
lished a comfortable home when this
loss fell upon him In accordance with
well established newspaper (policy the
Press retrains from commont pending
the Inal, but WP hope that the autliori.
ties to ferret out the party guilty
duetardiy ounage and pto-ecum
ihe exireme hunt ol the law. in the
event of coDVictioii the penalty is the
lii.il ul murder iu ttie second degree or
imprisonment for hie,
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