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ri 1 I i 1 V PER YEAR , a ms, i*n Advance. $* SY/\\\ V VA\ A.UUsAU. J» NUMBER II. GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JUNE 25. 1880. t a J ÎE FREE PRESS. i HKD KVKRY FRIDAY —by the— * L i ESS PUBLISHING CO. t rasgkviile, Idaho. UIPTION RA ILS : to (if .$ 3.00 . 2.00 . 1.25 x months,. ee months. or advertisement dis til all arrearages are paid ■ per :o o: UVISING RATES: . S1M1KD ON Af PLICATION. advertising and iv d>le in U. S. Gold Coin. . • iptlon, • P ' oi'JJSSIOXM, :tmS. A, A HARRIS, of the Peace iE VILLE, IDAHO. mv line attended to cid dispatch. ■ JO© ■s 111 GORDON, I* II b 1 5 <*, >• y AND — HE PEACE AND REAL j • \ I E AGENT, ri'inptly attended to. K. - - - Idaho. , H FORNEY, î I o v n e y-at L a. tv f I VY. NOTARY PUBLIC Will Territory. Idaho u courts of the Territory. n"..oliated aud coiiec le. ma ■ J MONROE, AND (JlEAL T'.oRNEY . - i ATE AGE ;t. w i -, t o n, I. d ft h o —:o rdl branches of the rt ment. experience of over tl e U. 8. Land Office* i(».-«i Dot Mat f j 3L. SEARS, "\PER-HANGER ASP | GLAZIER. Idaho. v t.i.n, A AD SASBi I •- * jl «*< • i) AND MADE TO ORDER. W. (Ln• Brown, Idaho. 'VI 1.1. H, 3-3. C3-3XS2S33X, '.GENT FOR— 1 Osboz'ne Sc Co's. i TUBAL AND IIARVEST I G MACHINERY, gnus. Farming Implements Idaho. VILLE, • ) eaters Sc Builders Sash, and a full line of Shop-Work. d / Idaho. i i.i.r, T. ,3. DAVIS, -c smithing Establishment , 'hU of work in the ßlack • i lass Horse Shoeing o:-to te , repaired as good as new -hort notice. Grangeville. in ville Meat Market, . i> Sithmadelxa, Prop., dealer in-— • iid Cured Meats, Ac. Also i -e of 8add les, Harness, &c. o; • -:o Idaho, j Gcakgeville, THE Idalio. Grange ville, to HIRAM TITMAN, Prop. o:-to This House is completely furnished with all the conveniences and comforts of a First-class hotel. And is specially provided with ac commodations lor Families, o: — to The table is always supplied with the delicacies ot the market. ■•o :o Stage ami Express Ofliee. o:-- :o A neat Bar, with commodious club rooms und BIlLIaRD TABLE nec'eil with liic Violet, where the finest imported liquor®, wines and cigars can he obtained. re cun 8 in to IŒT. XjD.âk.330 j HOTE L. L. P. BROWN, Proprietor. > o;-to Office of Lewiston and Mt. Idali Stage Line. o: —to Mt. Idaho FLOUR MILLS. L. P. BROWN, Prop. F. D. Y A NS 2. sa:, Contractor nod Builder. it. « : —to Idaho. Orangeville, on he be Nickel & Bibby ' Physicians & Surgeons —OFFICE AT THE NEW DREG STOKE, TURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies ~:o o: Prescriptions carefully compounded. SÛT Office hours day aud night. "©U loAno. Grangeville, EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, BALE STABLES AND CORRAL. :o o: AKAM * SOX, . Proprietors. Ilay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on hand. o: —to 8@».Careful attention given to stock. Idaho. Grangeville. CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's. o: -:o Ilorse-Shoeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done in the best style. Wagons and Carriages repaired in style equal to Eastern work. B©, Prices Kcasonable."5Sa Idaho. > j QUANG WILLS, THE FREE PRESS. c: ÏO A. F. PARKER, Editor. FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1880. Resident Dentist.— Dr. J. 11. McCal lie wishes to inform the people of Camas prairie that lie has positively sold out all his business interests at Moscow, after eight years of successful practice there, and has now come to permanently locate among us. and will immediately establish an office at Orangeville. Come one and all, atid have your bad teeth fixed, for he has come to stay, and will take cattle, pigs, horses and dried "punkins" for all kinds of dental w ork. New Ktore. —The vCeiler & Wax store, the last new merchandising enter prise in this burg, was opened for pub- I iic patronage on Tuesday in their new 30x60 feet building. The store is a sub stantial addition to the town, and is stocked with full lines of general merchandise, all newly imported with especial reference to the wants of the people of this county. The firm are liberal advertisers, and elsewhere in this paper will bo found their address to the people. Wo bespeak for them a liberal trade, as the firm havo always home a liberal name. of More Immigrants. —Reverend W. II. Gentv, who arrived here two months ago with several families from north Carolina, returned thence recentlv to dispose of his business interests there and to arrange for his return and final location with his family next spring. He will also act as an immigration agent on his trip, and will bring sev eral other families with him. Those who arrived from that state lust spring ill express themselves as agreeably lelighted with Camas prairie, and 8 iv that its Httractioi s of soil, climate and other resources are far superior to anything available in Carolina, The Arson Case. —We had a talk with Abe White in the jail during the week and found him as cheerful and full of fun as though no such serious charge was hanging over him, and he entertained us with reminiscences of his experiences in Libby prison during the war and contrasting it with the good treatment lie is t ow receiving during his confinement. He lias engaged I. N. Maxwell, of Lewiston to defend him at the examination, which is set for next Wednesday, although it may be post poned until court adjourns in Lewiston in order to give counsel an opportunity to attend. Ho did not say much about the case, although be talked all around it. District Court. —Court convened in Lewiston Wednesday of last week and on Friday U. 8 grand jury were dis charged on motion of district attorney Hawley, because he had no funds with which to prosecute government business. The U. 8. jurymen therefore returned home, but a new jury will probably be empanelad as $25,000 have been sent on from Washington for judicial purposes. Twenty U. 8. cases were dismissed on Friday on account of defective service. They were all con nected with timber depredations on the public lands. The man Jones, indicted fer breaking his wife's neck on Little Potlatch was arraigned Saturday. Tlie Hibbs trial will probably he postponed for another term. The Tom Hill case goes to the jury to-day, with chances favoring the acquittal ot tlie ptisoner. Our Celebration. —The committees have all arrangements well in hand for the proper observance of the National holiday and the celebration promises to he one of unusual jollity. On Saturday July 3, the programme advertised else where will he carried out, and in the eyening the band entertainment will come ofL Monday, July 5th, there will be purse races at the Mt. Idaho track, and on the evening of the same day a Grand old-fashioned Fourth of July dance at the Grange hall will wind up tiie festivities. The children of the différent schools on the prairie will take pun in ttie procec,sion. The committees extend a cordial invitation to all to come aud have an enjoyable time. A MERiCAN Creek. —Joe Baker was out from American creek last Sunday and informed us that his company were piping steadily in ground that prospec ted very well and expected to make a clean up about July X, in order that the hoys can come out on the prairie and enjoy a vacation during the celebration festivities. They have three hundred indies of water now and will have four hundred by another half mile of ditching. The Lewiston company are nearly ready :for piping and will make tlie dirt fly in another week. The altitude of tlie camp i* about on a level wiib the prairie aud the boys have a fine garden in there fflh vegetables of all kin a as far advanml in growth ns they are here. to on a & LOCAL POINTS. Support tire paper. Come and celebrate. Three dollars per year. David Davis died June 21, Ja?. C. Holt is slowly recovering. Geo. Units left for Colfax yesterday. The county jail is being re-shingled Quartz location notices for sale here. The haying season will commnce i next week. Iron-clad note books for salo at the Pensa office. Several gorgeous sunsets have oceured during the week. County warrants will ho taken at par on subscription to the Press. Pony 8mead arrived from Warrens Sunday and left for Lewiston Monday. New potatoes from tiro Clearwater are retailing in town at sfx cents per pound. I summer, Mr. Galbraith will probably drive 250 head of horsea to Montuna during the | J The mining camps in the inside eoun- I try are reported more quiet this year ! than usual. The strawberry crop on the prairie this year is unexcelled for flavor, qual ity aud quantity Three parties of prospectors passed through town during the week, hound for the Bitter Root range, Ed. Strelnauer, prairie, is running a restaurant at Pa louse city and doing well. Crooks & Reynolds will starts band of about 200 head of horses over the mountains next month. Judge Shum way returned from below last week, and has beet] kept close at home ever since by severe sickness. Grangeville is an incorporated town, but tlie corporation part of it seems to have gone on a lung prospecting trip. Ezra Baird is in Washington and we look for his return soon with the U. 8. Marshal's commission in his pocket, There is no surer way to advertise the prairie than for all hands to send tlie Press to their friends in the states. A new Indian agent for tlie Nez Perce reservation was April, but lie has failed to show up thus fur. ; well known on the appointed in 'J he band entertainment at Grange ball on July 3, will tive exhibition ever prairie. Over one thousand head of horses will be shipped from Camas prairie this summer to the Montana and other eastern markets. be Hie most att rue given on Cairns at Teams loaded with lumber Iron) Shiss'or's mill pass through town daily, hound for the settlements on the east end of the prairie. II- C. Brown is putting a lot of valu able improvment?, barn and fencing, on his stock ranch adjoining the reservation. Abundant rain has fallen this rnontl to ensure prodigious crops of all kinds on Camas prairie, particular, will he immense, Divine services at Fairview school house, hy rev. VV. A. Hall, on Sunday morning, June 27, at 11 o'clock, and in the evening at tlie Grauge hall at eight. consisting of new The hay crop, in Henry Wax is receiving heavy invoices of new furniture for his Grange ville residence, but be will not go to housekeeping for three or four months vet. Two Long Tom'' fine-gold saving machines are in successful operation at Johnson's Bar on Snake river in this county, twelve rniies above Pittshuig Landing. Surridge Bros., full-blooded Clyde horse "Master Mason" was brought up from the Clearwater last week. He is conceded to he the best blooded stud on the prairie. J. G. Rowton was the first man to or der the Press sent to the stales for a There are three hundred more year. men on this prairie who uught to come aud do likewise. A hand of 3,800 sheep, the property of L. P. Brown, passed through tow n iust Motiday bound 'or tlie summer range on Craig's mountain. The flock was sheared and dipped at Mt. Idaho. T. J. Davis had a big job shoeing a batch of wild homes for Josh Fockler this week, but lie was more than a match for the untamed bronchos and tlie work was completed without accident. We return thanks to A. Leland & Son, of the Lewiston Teller, for favors ren dered in getting out the Press, lliey are accommodating gentlemen aud always entertain a fellow feeling towarda the newspaper fraternity. Immigrants are coming into the prai rie hihI locating land at a lively rnte. Cottonwood precinct in the point of Attraction, and tracts of eighty and forty acres are being filed on so rapidly that all the vacant fractions in those town -hips will be speedily pre-empted. A cordial invitation is extended to tli«» citizens of the prairie to bring their families to tlie Press office on Friday mornings and see how newspapers are made. We cannot accomodate visitors with chairs, tint there are some ser vicable nail kegs tliut will answer the same purpose. The Press editor studied quartz for several years in the mines of southern Idaho and eastern Oregon and gradua ted from Cœur d'Alene with flying col or? ; prospectors and others desiring an expression of opinion on the character of their rock are invited to bring or send us samples for inspection. i From all accounts John Lee and Chris. Arnold have a good thing in the "Bear Track" quartz ledge, situated three miles John | south eonth-enst of Florence. J ( lark showed us specimens from the I last fall that were exceedingly ! ricl '- wu hear that, the same churuc ter of rock still holds out. John McLee, one of the pioneers of Florence, is located on Race creek, a trib utary of the Little Salmon, and has a fine stock ranch and about ten thou ; sand dollars worth of stock. John Pol lock, another of the old stand bys ia beyond on Rapid river and is also well heeled in cattle. The contract to carry the mails between Mt. Idaho and Little Salmon meadows, e< a via Warrens for the nex four yea«s was awarded Io V. II. Pease, of (.'arson City, Nevada. An agent was here recently to sub-let the contract, but only succeeded in having Geo. Shearer continue the service on guaran teed weekly payments. Divine services at the Grange hall last Sunday evening by rev. Robt. Williams, of Kamiah.a full blooded Indian, christianised and civilised; he is quite a fluent talker in English, and made himself understood much more readily than could have done addressing an Indian audience in their language. were conducted ol I bite man a The Catholic church at Cottonwood was raised during the week and tlie building will be consecrated in about two weeks more by bishop Glorieaux, of Idaho, assisted by Rev. Diomidi, of Lewiston and one ether priest. High ni a sa will he celebrated on the occasion which promises to he interest tc the p'eople of tlio of whom large numbers will attend the one of great prairie. services. as an Miss Corabel Tarr's dramatic readi at Mt. ngs Idaho and Grangeville rendered to good were audiences at both To lier elocutionary ability is places. added a large degree of natural intelli gence which enables her to lend enhanced effect to the finer touches of fancy and emotions of the human heart which her favorite authors pictured Miss Tarr is an embodiment of the cultured and aspiring young lady of the present day, ambitious, self-reliant and always striving to excel. an W. G. Knighten was in town Monday with some specimens from a new dis covery on the main Salmon near the scene of the latest strike. The rock has the appearance of cinnabar ore through being largely charged with iron oxides, and it is raid to prospect in free gold. If ull we hear about tlie character of the country rock in that section is true, the formation is exceed ingly favorable for tlio development of some healthy quartz ledges. of The Grangeville Band.— This is nn institution which the community may be congratulated oil in possessing, founded but a short time, now miniber 17 pieces, and under the direction of Dr. VV. A. Wade, lias reudied a high state of proficiency. It has been re inforced lately by the addition of three Clarinets and a Piccolo, materially assis ting the tone and body, tlie Technique is good and their Ensemble playing, compare favorably with much larger combinations. The members aro all residents of Grangeville, and its vicin ity and are a first-rate body of men, temperate, well disciplined, having the enpril de corps, bo necessary for the suc cess ot such an organization The band is entirely self-supporting, considerable money having been earned by enter tainments, enabling them to pay their instructor, and to secure an ample sup ply of good music. Tlie committee on arrangements have secured their servi ces for tlie celebration ou tlio 3rd of July, and they will on the evening of the same day give one of their enjoy able concerts, at which several new fea tures will be introduced. THE H ORSE T HIEVES. They Hake uo Resistance and are Arrested and Jaded-A Talk with the Prisoners. of to The horse thieves, whose adventures in crossing the l.olo trail with stolen stock we narrated last week were quietly arrested last Friday hy Mr. Mi Kay of Butte city, and Archie McMillen, brought over and lodged in the county j (il to await the arrival ofsherifTSullivan of Silver Bow county with the neces sary legal warrants and requisitions for their removal. of Manitoba, and were The prisoners made no sisiance. and cam« through from the Wee-ipe very quietly. T liey had been told that a crowd was waiting in Grange ville to hang 'hem as they w ent through the town, and their captors, to highten the delusion and scare them the more, passed through town on u dead run, and tlce prisoners were glad enough to find themselyes safe in jail. Tuesday forenoon we went over to the court house n and interviewed them. They freely and cheerfully and acknowledged the corn, their talked They gave names as Ed. Swift and Tom Lewis, and both hail from Butte City, They are both young men and told us that they proposed to see the thing through mid take the consequences of their misdeeds. Tliey left Butte with the stock May 13, spent a few days in the Bitter Root valley and were thirteen days making the one hundred miles between the Warm springs and Mussel shell. They paid the snow and down timber mude the trail almost impassable and they came nearer to starvation than they ever were before, killed They first and ate a dog and aftei wards killed a horse for food. They both acknowledged that tliey with the stork on their own hook in ordet to make a raise, and from their e< mertgttion with us at the jail wo thought they were ru her glad to have a peniiciitiury existence assured them than to beat liberty. Swift did most of the talking, and was quite etieerful and sociable und described the terrors of the Lolo in accurate language, member started out Lewis is a of the triple-fink fraternity, and both expressed themselves as sur prised at the good treatment they had received while in jail, Bberifl'Sullivan ol Silver Bow couiry, is expected next eek to take them to Butte city for trial. Mr, McKay returned Monduy to I he Wee-ipe where tlie animals pastured, and will start them hack shortly over the Lolo, accompanied by Archie McMillen, a gentleman from Manitoba who has been buying horses from tlie Indiana at Kumiah and will drive at the same time. Mr, McKay was formerly a partner of Wild Bill, out dissolved the business two davit before Bill was killed. are Catnas prairio is never seen to better advantage than in these lovely June days when everything is fresh and bright and green. We took a ride to Cottonwood the other Sunday and never had a more enjoyable days drive than that across the beautiful prairie through green fields variegated with many tinted flowers aud looking as lovely in the warm rays of the the garden of zephyrs are not more Boft and balmy than the atmosphere of this climate, while the divine skies are us beautiful as a woman's smile. To him who hath an optic for tlie beautiful there is no more charming landscape in the world than this same prairie, and as we studied its varied details the words of Jean lngelow came to miud : "The lovely world, the hills the sward And cloud that, wears a golden hem They all look Iresh, as if our Lord But yesterday had finished ihein. midsummer huh as the Lord. Xauthiu h The trulhe of the Oregon short line railroad in southern Idaho is increasing annually at an enormous rate. Three new ten-» heel engines have just heeq put on to accommodate tlie increasing freiglit shipments over the road, As northern Idalio is incomparably the richer couufry of the two and capable of larger development aud greater diversity of products the conumdrum arises ; why do the railroad companies devote so much time, money and alten lion to tlie development of the sage plaius, when the hebt country laying out of doors is neglected? The world will do well to keep a vigilant eye on Idaho county, as she will in the near future spring into greater prominence than any other county in the territory. There will he developments in the great Bitter Root range that will startle the mining world into life and infuse new energy, into every department of industry in our couuty and territory, Lots in the uewly laid out cemetery at Fairview, between Three-mile and Butcher creeks, will be auctioned off to-morrow. There are two aud oifW ball acres iu the grounds.