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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JUNE
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A, A HARRIS,
of the Peace
iE VILLE, IDAHO.
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HE PEACE AND REAL j
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ri'inptly attended to.
K. - - - Idaho.
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u courts of the Territory.
n"..oliated aud coiiec
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• i) AND MADE TO ORDER.
W. (Ln• Brown,
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1 Osboz'ne Sc Co's.
i TUBAL AND IIARVEST
I G MACHINERY,
gnus. Farming Implements
• ) eaters Sc Builders
Sash, and a full line of
T. ,3. DAVIS,
-c smithing Establishment
, 'hU of work in the ßlack
• i lass Horse Shoeing
te , repaired as good as new
in ville Meat Market,
. i> Sithmadelxa, Prop.,
• iid Cured Meats, Ac. Also
i -e of 8add les, Harness, &c.
HIRAM TITMAN, Prop.
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,
The table is always supplied with the
delicacies ot the market.
Stage ami Express Ofliee.
A neat Bar, with commodious club
rooms und BIlLIaRD TABLE
nec'eil with liic Violet, where the finest
imported liquor®, wines and cigars can
L. P. BROWN, Proprietor.
Office of Lewiston and Mt. Idali
L. P. BROWN, Prop.
F. D. Y A NS 2. sa:,
Contractor nod Builder.
Nickel & Bibby
Physicians & Surgeons
—OFFICE AT THE
NEW DREG STOKE,
TURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies
Prescriptions carefully compounded.
SÛT Office hours day aud night. "©U
FEED, LIVERY, BALE STABLES
AKAM * SOX, . Proprietors.
Ilay and grain for sale. Stock pastured.
Teams, drivers and saddle horses al
ways on hand.
[email protected]».Careful attention given to stock.
Cook Sc White, Prop's.
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
THE FREE PRESS.
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.
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
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.
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
Iron-clad note books for salo at the
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
Mr. Galbraith will probably drive 250
head of horsea to Montuna during the |
The mining camps in the inside eoun- I
try are reported more quiet this year !
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,
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
well known on the
'J he band entertainment at Grange
ball on July 3, will
tive exhibition ever
Over one thousand head of horses
will be shipped from Camas prairie
this summer to the Montana and other
be Hie most att rue
given on Cairns
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
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
invoices of new furniture for his Grange
ville residence, but be will not go to
housekeeping for three or four months
Long Tom'' fine-gold saving
machines are in successful operation at
Johnson's Bar on Snake river in this
county, twelve rniies above Pittshuig
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
J. G. Rowton was the first man to or
der the Press sent to the stales for a
There are three hundred more
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
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
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.
From all accounts John Lee and Chris.
Arnold have a good thing in the "Bear
Track" quartz ledge, situated three miles
| 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
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.
The Catholic church at Cottonwood
was raised during the week and tlie
building will be consecrated in about
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
Miss Corabel Tarr's dramatic readi
Idaho and Grangeville
rendered to good
audiences at both
To lier elocutionary ability is
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.
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.
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.
The horse thieves, whose adventures
in crossing the l.olo trail with stolen
stock we narrated last
quietly arrested last Friday hy Mr.
Mi Kay of Butte
city, and Archie
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
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
and interviewed them. They
freely and cheerfully and
acknowledged the corn,
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
They paid the snow and down
timber mude the trail almost impassable
and they came nearer to starvation
than they ever were before,
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,
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.
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
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.
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