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INTRODUCTORY. To the People of Idaho County . Creeling : The publication of the Freh Press is sufficient guaranty that we have confi dence enough In the future of Idaho county and in the liberality of its people to maintain a county news paper; and we appeal to the commu nity for unanimous support beca is our purpose to publish a paper that shall be a creditable representative of tbe county and the people who sustain it. We bave always given a large share of time and attention to Idaho county, a^d we know enough of its resources to do effective work In advertising them and promoting immigration, railroad building and other works l>f develop ment within its boundaries if we are only given a fair chance. The value of property and general prosperity here, as elsewhere, depends largely upon the density of population, and it is therefore the personal interest of every citizen to sustain the Free Press, whose aim it is to let the world know of the attractions and opportunities which Idaho county offers té good men who are willing to work and help develop its dormant resources. We consider tbe opening of the reservation and tbe development of the Clearwater country by railroads as issue» of the very utmost importance to Idaho county, and towards the accomplishment of these ends we shall labor without ceasing. We favor an appropriation from the territorial trea sury (or the construction ot the Salmon river wagon road between north and south Idaho, which will facilitate tbe growing intercourse between the two sections and hasieu the development ol the now inaccessible Salmon river mineral country. Changes are needed in the revenue and other territorial laws affecting the tinamea of this county, which will be ventilated at the proper time. In national and teiritorial politics, the Free Press will discuss tnen and measures with tbe freedom and impartiality of independent critic ism. Controversies of a local character likely to excite sectional strife within the county will receive but scant con sideration at our hands. Candid treat ment of all other topics of local interest will lie the main feature of the Free Press. The three great industries of the county, sgriculture, stock-raising and mining, it will be our special aim to promote. Upon tbe declaration ol principles outlined above we appeal for the support and good-will of the com munity. use it Idaho county is ripe with opportuni ties for the enterprising immigrant and capitalist. Look ont for Idaho county. She has a good deal to boast of and will not always stand back. Now is tbe time to come to Idaho county while lands are cheap. When tbe boom comes it will take big money to buy tbe farms which Uncle Sam is now giving away. / Some nteu will find fault with heaven, if they ever get there; but any reasonable man can find a location in Idaho countv where he will he sat isfied and happy. There kre very few grumblers here. We note with pleasure a commend able disposition on the part of the peo ple of Camas prairie to aid any enter prise that tends to advancé their indi vidual and collective interests. It is just such a spirit that furnishes the power to inaugurate and maintain a healthy boom. This paper will be seert by large numbers of actual residents of Idaho county who are not subscribers, bui who are cordially invited to become such. All store-keepers and post masters in the county are authorised to receive and receipt for subscriptions to the Prims. Terme, $3 per year, in advance. Lewiston has never appreciated the tribute she has received from Idaho county, or her citizens ^ould bestir themselves to facilitate travel between the two sections bv taking an interest in the building of tbe new wagon road across Craig's mountain. We are sat isfied that if a few of her influential citizens would interest thenjselves suffi ciently lo represent tbe matter to tbe commissioners of Nes Perce county that an appropriation could be easily secured to put tbe new road through to the county line without further delay. Every dollar of money and every stroke of work put oh the Sweet water grade ia work and money thrown away. It is not necessary to rob the Indians in order to open tbs reservation. As it is at preaent ths land is ^>f no me to them, for they cannot et|d will not utilise R. The Indians are congregated iu a few villages along the river bot toms, and they coeld all bo given a farm apiece and still have half a million acres of rich land to be sold ihr their benefit. As long aaitia white occupation it wil >ed from tain as i desert m r I'M ft' Idaho county is so large that it will he impossible for the limited editorial force of the Pitxsa to do justice to all the sections which comprise it; in order, therefore, that each and every locality may have its full share of representation in these columns, we solicit the co-operation of correspond ents to send us for publication facts concerning the resources of their par ticular precinct, together with the happenings in their respective neigh borhoods. it of as an ol of ol for This suggestion applies particularly to the outlying mining camps, which we may not be able to visit this summer. HORSE THIEVES ARRESTED. Eighteen Horses Stolen-A Hard Trip Over the Lo Lo Trail Eating Horse Flesh for Meat. On Monday last there arrived at Grangeville, from Lewiston a gentle man named W. H McKay, from Butte city, Montana. His mission here was to head off a couple of horse-thieves who had stolen eighteen head of horses from a contractor at Butte city and started across the Bitter Roots by way of the Lo Lo trail. Mr. McKay heard at Mis soula that they were in the Bitter Root valley headed this way, so lie took the cars and came around by way of Lewis ton and GrangeViilo and left here on Tuesday morning for tbe WYe-ipe Camas prairie grounds at the foot of the 1,0 Lo. The sequel transpired Thursday, when Frank Gaffney came over from the Wee ipe fer sheriff Talkington to accompany him back and arrest the men, as they were camped at Gaff ney's ranch and McKay had identified the stock. The Wee-ipe is in Shoshone county, and therefore out of Mr. Talk ington's bailiwick, butthedeputysheriff at Pierce city will probably make the arrests, as the men and stock arô worn out with the trip over the mountains and are laying over for a long Slav be fore driving further. They are armed •nly with six-shooters and no trouble is ooked for when they are arrested, crossing the divide they ran out of grub and had lo kill a horse aud a dog for meat lo live on. They also lost five horses and had a hard time getting through, as the trail is in bad shape for travel in June owing to the snow and the down timber, exhausted when they struck Frank Gafiney's fishing camp on the Mussel shell, and he furnished them grub and accompanied them to the Wee-ipe. They claim to have been hired by from Fort Benton to drive the horses to Lewiston or Pendleton and endeavor to sell them to the best advantage, but Mr. McKay told us it is a clear case of horse stealing, and that the next grand jury of Silver Bow county will surely indict them for grand larceny. Those Montana cattle men do not let the grass grow under their feet when they are hunting horse thieves, and a little more of the same sort of get-up on the part of stock giowers on this side of the divide would not be amiss. In They were about met JURY LIST. The following named gentlemen from Idaho county have been subpoened to attend the term of district court now sitting in Lewiston on United States business for northern Idaho : U. 8. Grand Jury, is E. H. Jeffries, Josiah Rainey, J. J. Flvnn, J. M. Holt, C. B Rhoads, Milt Cambridge, L. 8. Spooner, H. E. Mathiesou Ch De la Roch pierre Alfred Hovey, U. 8. Petit Jury. D. 8. Sebastian, R. T. Pendeel, Clias. White, Sr., N. Markh.<m, L. B. Kerlee. J. Doumacq, E. A Chase, P. Simleville, T. If Eddy. Ham Milittuurne K. W Robie. is a Lost, Strayed or Stolen. A photograph, from the bedroom of Greer a Roberts. Party returning the picture can keep the frame. NOTICE. All knowing themselves indebted to the firm of Greer a Roberts are requested to come forward and settle immediately, as Mr. Greer in tends retiring from the Lusinfss. G RUHR A R BKDTS. Grangeville, I. T., June 14. 1886. persons tf to to STOCK BRANDS. Stock Brandis with cut of animal, will^ be published in the Free Prei*« for $10 per year. Lange cuts made to order and charged for according lo space oceuped. Payable in advance. TO CONTRACTORS. Bids for haulinir 20 000 feet of com mon and dressed lumber from ilie Shissler mill to Grangeville will be received by the ubdereigned up to July 10. 1886 A. F. Parker. GRANGEVILLE WASH HOUSE AND LAUNDRY, Gue Owen, Proprietor. o:-:o Employs good workmen and is pre pared to do laundry work that cannot be excelled. Gkanqxvillk, Idaho. to a 4th of JULY. o:-:o I will have on tbe pic-nic grounds SATURDAY, JULY 3rd, 1880, the SWINGS which gave the littlo folks *0 much satisfaction at latwiston last year. Remember that the 4th only comes once a year, and let the children enjoy themselves. on as A. J. SHEARER, MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. TO THE PEOPLE OF IDAHO COUNTY. Read What we have to Say ! We invite you all to an inspection of our New Store at Orangeville, for which have purchased a complete assortment of General Merchandise, comprisi latest Styles and Novelties in Women's Men's and Children's Wear. we ng the Farmers' and Miners' Supplies. We respectfully ask for n share of your patronage, and will guarantee to deal with you fair and square. at to on to is for for of of WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD, Gur Mt. Idaho Store will continue under the supervision of I. S. Weiler, who will be always ready to a(tend to your wants. WEILER Sc WAX Mt Idaho and Grangeville KING & KING -pkopkietoks op the CÔTTOHW OSD STORE! :o 0 : Would reflpoctfully announce to the people of Cottonwood aud vicinity that they have a large new fresh and clean stock of GESfEE&L MER€HàEMSE, and are daily receiving additions to the baute which we offer at In BE B ZEfcOOIEC Thanking our patrons for past favors, tie shall endeavor to merit a contiuu auce of the same by fair dealiug aud lowest possible prices. •:o o: We art Agents for the Celebrated D. M. OSBORN A CO'S , Mowers and Harvesting Machinery. Yours Respectfully, KING Sc KING. STAPLE AND DOMESTIC GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, -AÆ— to S. J. GREENBERG'S. Idaho. Lewiston, -- :o o: First Class goods only handled, everything guaranteed as represented. N" I resort to no BAII less than 25 per rent can he saved hv purchasing from SCHEMES or TRICKERY. PRICES furn shed on application Full satisfaction guaranteed. My eight ye.tfs traffic with you will bear me out ill me. the above assertion^. The best Assortment Fruit ami Confectionary in Idaho. of when in the City, or correspond with me which will receive Soliciting your trade, 1 am yours truly. Come to see me prompt attention. M. j, GREF.NBURG. tf This Space Reserved for ALEXANDER & FRIEDENR 1 CH. to lo to t .THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR C. A. DUEBER & ÇO., I \ ft -SSLth '■■SC. 3 CELEBRATION ! ! GRANGEVILLE, If HO. JULY 3rd, 1886. Fourth of July Celcbratoii and Pk-Nic. at the old pic nic grounds, near Eastman's, --OKT— SATURDAY, JULY 3rd, 1886. :o ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED. 1 1 M . and march to the ground Procession will form at Grangeville. ut I) A headed by the Grangeville, Brass Band, in the following ordei : Hon, L. P. Brown.—President of the Day. 1. William Coraut.—Grand Marshal. 3* A F PARKER.-Orator of the Dav Rev. W. A. llall, I. S. Weller and J. 11. Forney. — :o GÏ 3, J. II. Robinsoîi.— Chaplin. r :-— :o 4 Patrons of Husbandry, in Regalia :o < : 5 Citizens in Carriages and o'her Vehicles 0 : ■:o 6 Citizens on Horseback o: EXERCISES m THE £R 8 l * 1. "Hail Columbia." by the Band. 2. Prayer by tbe Chaplain. 3. "Red White aud Blue," by the Band. 4. Reading the Declaration of Inde, ten iem , 5. Yankee Doodle, by the Baud. 0. Oration, by A. F. Parker. 7. Music by the Children. 8 Address by J. H Robins,,n. [P . 9. DINA E U. 10. Vocal music, by the Glee Club 11. Addresses by Prof, Hall and J. H. Forney. o: —:o SWINGS AND AMUSEMENTS FRina ZjUmonadii. Come one, come all, with basket well filled, and celebrate the of our Independence. Anniversary By Order of the Committee; T. W. Nickel, II. Titman, John T. Riggins, John Coram, Chas. Benlz, A. Friedenncli, H. Johnson, I. 8. Weiler, Kobt. Larimer. W. A. >yade.