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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JULY 9. 1886.
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Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory,
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Doors and Sash, and a full line of
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First-Class Horse Shoeing
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Wagons, &c., repaired as
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popular politician, and when the latter
A. F. PARKER, Editor.
FRIDAY, JULY !), 1880.
Cuban Up.— Lee and Arnold ctu.-hed
one and one-half tons of ore from their
"Bear Track" quartz ledge near Flor
eure last week and realized eighty
ounces of dry amalgam,a second crush
ing of a similar quantity realized the
same amount of amalgam; and the hoys
are delighted witli the returns
Pools. —The pool-seller had a run of
hard lack at the races, there being onlv
one ofler of $1,50 on the quarter-mile
pony spurt. Only about five per cent,
of the population understands the prin
ciples upon which pool selling is based,
and yet Camas prairie professes to be
learn Hi* details of business if they ex
pect to keep their end up when they
come in contait with the sports of other
The hoys must
Insane Pioneer. —Poor old Jesse Ap
plegate, one of the first men who found
Oregon is now insane
troubles. Some years ago he allowed
himself to become a bondsman for
was lound to be a de.'aulter to the state,
old Jesse hud to pay the fiddler, al
though tie hud enjoyed none of the dan
Friends keep uon-tant guard over
the unfortunate pioneer, and will
allow him sent to the asylum.
New Placep.s. —George Popham was
I" town from Elk Wednesday and leav
to-day with a train of supplies lor his
tew diggings eighteen miles this side of
gulch carrying a
Tiie diggings are located in «
pipe head of water
r a part of the season and he takes in
iose and pipe with him ami will start
u with about five weeki
water, as the
•aim isopen and only awaits the pipe to
oake Hie dirt fly. George ami old
shipmate Brown are partners in the
Maim, which they prospected !as;t fall,
aid found prospects running all the
»ay from ten cents to four bits to the
pan. They.haye liolli promised them.
-elves the pleasure of a trip to ttie old
onntry the winter after next as the
result of their labor and we hope their
anticipations will all be realized.
Huckleberries. —All through
mountain region the huckleberry crop
went plumb back on the country last
yea', and the b'ars who needed it for
necessity and the white folks
wanted it for a luxury found it not. It
seemed as though the vines on every
patch had unanimously resolved to boy
ei U the community and suspend opera
ions for a year, but this year the boy
cott is raised and they have resumed
tiusiness at the old stand with a larger
"lock than ever before,
just loaded, and they are heading out
as fast us the laws of nature aud ol
nature's god will permit,
toothsome fruit, and now that the b
are assured of a full supply we presume
hat bruin will not so often jump the in
offensive hog'camp and feed
The Horse Thieves.— Since the
capture of the thieves at the sheriff's
place on Cottonwood creek they have
been yery quiet, and are less inclined
to talk than before their
door leading to the office Irom which
they made their exit was not usually
kept locked,and by placing a small box
inside they were able to scale the walls.
The siierifl was in his office at the time
and not five minutes elapsed before lie
discovered the escape and gave the
alarm. They spent the first night in
the brush, and made for the foot-liill
above next day, slept in a barn in tlie
lake district the next day and then
made,for Cottonwood creek where they
sj eat the next day, until getting
hungry they went to a house to beg
snpper and were apprehended. The
coincidence that this very house
the sheriff's is one of those laughable
decrees of fate which sometimes hap
pen. The men on the ranch apprehend
ed them without difficulty and brought
them over to the jail in a wagon, arriv
ing about midnight. The sheriff, of
course, was mightily pleased with the
recapture as lie had experienced con
-iderable anxiety and hard work in
his efforts to recover them. The pris
oners told us they suffered much Iroui
cold and hunger during the escapade
A deputy sheriff of Silver Bow county,
Montana, arrived last Monday with tlie
necessary legal documents for their
transfer to his jurisdiction and left with
the prisoners on Wednesday's stage.
Bilyer Bow county will of course pay
ail costs incurred by this county in
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Tiie vines are
'I hey are a
Comte np and euhscrihe.
The dog-davs are here.
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Quartz location notices for sale here
These don days ought to be muzzled.
Prairie-chickens are plentiful tins
I. 8. Weiler is in Elk city on a busi .
4 . .
Mondav° U1 y C0mm '° ner8 mee nPXt
' ... ....
he examination of Abe White takes
Fai mon city lias a newspaper called
called the Recorder,
Dressed chickens sell in this market
for fifty cents a peice.
New potatoes raised here and weigh
ing a pound are plentiful.
There was a large attendance ol
strangers at Monday's dance.
County warrants taken at par on
u subscription to the Fbbk 1'kbss.
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Now that Cleveland .« married we
tnisi his happiness will Uro ver y fast.
Beef cattle are scarce in this county
and Out few will be driven east this
Every county in Idaho territory is
now supplied with one or mure news
The cherry crop on the prairie in the
language of the poet is simply
Geo. Shearer lias again contracted to
cnrrv Hie mail between Mt. Idaho and
Many stockmen in litis community
reg rd wire leuces us a "barb"-eruus
There were sixty-eight tennis and one
hundred and twelve hors, men in the
Salmon river fell twelve feet Isst week
hut the heavy rains huve since raised
Mrs. Randall, a daughter of J. M.
Dorman, is expected home to-morrow
Irom Web foot.
Frank Vansise is building Arum's new
livery stable aud w ill soon have it ready
The supreme court of the district of
Columbia lias decided that Indians are
The safe for the county funds, ordered
by tlie county commissioners, is expect
ed I ext week.
The last rain did a world of good and
tile crops and ,ther gurden truck are
grow ing up finely.
Our funny fellow says that a restau
rant, and a woman's mouth are open at
all hours. Too true.
The light costumes worn by the ladies
on the night of the dance made them
look like visions ui loveliness.
Dr. Nickel is building ah addition to
his residence and will spruce things up
around his house with new paint.
The sum says to the growing crop :
"rise up William Riley, and come along
of me,'' ami the crops lise right up.
There are some mean dogs in town
who should he broken of the habit ot
snapping at passing horses or shot.
Amos Carver was up from the river to
celebrate the Fourth and left yesterday
w ith a train load of freight for Berg.
There is a scarcity of silver currency
oil the prairie ami the stores are some
limes hard pressed lo make change.
The annual conference of the M. E
church «ill convene at Lewiston on the
15th inst. Bishop Harris will preside.
Chief Joseph may be a
in the eyes of the government, hut lie
wiil die with his mocassins on some tine
Some of those editors in the prohibi
tion towns of tile lower country will he
apt to have a hard time of it rusthug
for their matutinal cocktail.
Bailey Chamberlain started into War
rens lu-t Friday with fifty iiead of beef
cattle and expected to make Hie drive
in five days. Grant Benedict and Doug
Holton also assisted in the drive.
Hon. S S. Fenn leaves for the Bullion
mine the old Harpstor and Lid,lie claim
—tliis afternoon and will immediate!»
commence packing rock from Hi« upper
tunnel lo the new nrrastra Imilt at the
mouth of Meadow creek by Mr. Beedee.
Woods and Fockler swam their horses,
407 head, across the Salmon last week
w ith the loss of only one colt, and start
ed out on the southern trail on Sunday
hound for the Black Hills, aoali Fock
ler, Charles and H. Cone, Sant Jones
and Nels Miller will make the drive.
Another convert to the democratic
faith whose arrival is chronicled under
the iiead of "Births" arrivtd on ti e
prairie on the morning of the 5th just in
time to miss the célébrât ion of tbe na
tional holiday. They do say the young
ster "hollered" for a democratic ticket
the first thing.
Brewers in the prohibition towns of
Washington territory are respectfully
invited to come and establish themselve
on t amas prairie where there are no
prohibitionists to molest or make them
afraid. Come one ! Conte ail ! 1
Since writing up Liberty district we
learn that the boys have btrnck another
ledge very rich in ftee gold und that
they picked up a gold slug in the slide
lock w eighing neatly half an ounce.
Chief Joseph, the notorious Nez Perce,
while riding tnrough Spokane Falls on
his way from the Moses' reservation to
Cœur d'Alene mission, wu* observed by
.Joshua Herron lobe astride h hors- that
had Het run's brand on it. Toe animal
tiad been mis-ing for some time. Jo
seph claimed lie bought the steed from
Chief Mo-es. and refu-ed lo surrender
it. Herron secured the services of tbe
constables and took the horse away front
Ail til« 4 Indian polie« on the reserve
, have heen iriHtrneleil to ratwh'Evnus st
K 'Uiiah. un, I proceed to Mt. Llsho anil
airest Indian Dirk by force if immw*
»arv. We het they dusn't come wit'hiR
a mile of him.
When the hovs e«t hark front the
mountain* after selling t heir horses, we
want some fall races. Must have them.
. T1 \ p members of the Orangeville brass
"*nn nop to return thunks to their
. friends for the valuable assistance mi
dered it. their hour of need.
The Ross A Wyatt hand of 450 horse*
|pft r..r tIwv I'.l... k Hills esrlv this week,
herded hv Fu.uk Wyatt, John Roberts
and Tom und Jim M< Grane,
Th« stock in this county w-re neverin
better condition than at present. The
ratures in this county are always iinnsu
^ree of epidemic diseases,
There arc enough veterans on Catna*
brairie to organize a to. A. R., post
^..b 'ya and start t.-r up All
hands will lend a helping hand.
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• , ^ Ready arrived home on la«d
evening s stage from Dakota, where he
sllci . ee(ler ; jn M ,|| illkr ,,j„ cadosd of
luatL . ht . l} horses lo good advantage.
Tom Dempster, the O-ear Wilde of
the mountains, took in the Fourth on
the prairie ami loomed op on
like than ever wi'li a white choker.
Down in the prohibition towns of
Washington territory the trumpet of
Liberty is shrieking in thunder tones,
hut the horn of whisky still holds its
Gro-fein and Binnard will ship 1?0
barrels of Orangeville Ihutr into War
runs on their next train. Tin v have
also a large invoice ordered for Pierce
Grostei and Birinnr-' will make their
new brick shin at L- wtstnn a two story
building instead of one storv a- firs
contemplated. The old reliMiles can
always he depended oil to keep up wi'li
I he procession.
The man Joi es who broke his wife's
nock on the Little Pmlatoh i is 1 spring
was found guil v of murder in I he second
degree, and will pr.'bMih he sentenced
to imprisonment for life
There will he regular qn it-rlv meet
ing held at the Grange hall, on Sunday
July lltli. It i* expected that the Rev
Mr. Wil*on of the prairie will pieach
at 11 A. m., and at S' p. >t.
J. N Lindsay, E-q., one of the father*
of Nez Perce e iiuty, aceompanied tiy
our partner, Gustave E. Beeson, spent
the national holiday -m the prairie and
returned home Tuesday.
T 'here is a saloon d v.-rt'sement run
ning In the Idaho Democrat, called the
"Naked Tritt h."
at once clothe it in
thought and inspired conception.
Bro. Buy .kin should
gart» of subtle
Mr. E Hiimsler a bro-her
Shi-sler, a,rived mit from Pennsylvania
last we k oil a visit of inspection and
will remain awhile to study the country.
In the event of his deciding to locate
»i'll ti- he w ill he joined by the fnin
of bin three married sons, who are
all good practical business men.
One of our Lewiston advertisers is
Richard .1. Monroe, an ol stand-by in
laud-office matters whose advice in real
estate transactions is invaluable. Resi
dents of this county having business
betöre the land-office can entrust it to
no more competent or laithfu! hands
than ''Dick Monroe".
Hon. James H. Hawley, U. 8. district
attorney for Idaho territory, arrived on
the prairie on the afternoon of Hie
Fourth and spent a few days making
himself acquainted with ttie resources
and the people- of Camas prairie He
returned to Lewiston Tuesday, hut will
he up again in a day or two with Gov.
London, July 0th.—Morley, the liberal
whip said at the Reform club that
he had thrown tip tlie sponge and
eyerytbing predicted a crushing defeat
to Gladstone, unless he obtains a larger
vote than at the last election. The
conservatives are ahead owing to the
large number of contested seats. A
remarkable feature of the election is
the great decrease in the vote from last
year. Gladstone still feels*confident ol
regaining all losses by the borough
Friendly Counsel —The persecution
of Indians by the agent and id- facto
tums is creating had feeling on the res
eivation. The arre-t of U ihert Wil
liants, the Christian preacher and louder
of civilization in the Nez Perce nation,
and the venomous digging up of charges
against Indian Du k, are offenses w inch
will not readily be forgotten, either by
* lutes or Indians. It is an unerring in
di-ation of the feelings of the Indians
them-elves on this subpet when those
living at 1 apwai under Hie very eye of
the agent, assisteii Dirk to bleak jail,
knocked the shackles off ids feet and
furnished him horses to escape. It is
an unerring indication that the Indians
know who their real ft tends tiro when
they come to out people lor protection
Mr. Montcith may Uatter himself that
lie is successfully udunuisteiiug the a
gency affairs, and parà-itic satellites may
coo fit m hiui in the belief hut we warn
him in all seriousness that he is tread
ing on dangerous ground and that it
will be wise policy ou his part not to
trespass further upon tbe iorbeatnuce
of the Indians. A stubborn continua
tion of his piesent poiu y will cause
trouble wbteh may cost him It is life.
A Company of Union Paciflo
■Magnates Visit (amas Prai
rie in Pursuit of Informa
There arrived ut Ml. Idaho on the
afternoon of Saturday, July 3rd, a com
pany of three gentlemen who are in
the service of the Union Pacific rail
road company. Col. Curtiss, an old
'49er commanded the expedition, .and
■ me of Ida
associates is a son of
Itlickensdorfer, the'chief engineer of (be
Union Pacific with headquarters at
Omaha,. We spent Sunday at Mt.
Idaho and thus had an opportunity for
a long talk with Col. Curtiss, and
'»it ' d from him that their mission
-oiely for tile purpose of gathering in
lortuation about the geography, topo
graphy ami resources of the
• hey are not surveyors.' and did no
ptuclical work further that taking'the
altitude of various points>ith aneroid
Their original starting
point was jWViser city, on the Oregon
short line, theuce they went down the
Big, canyon of Snake river to
Brownlee ferry; crossing on the. old
emigrant road, inspected the mines of
he lieutli district, and thence ,across
the country to the settlements on the
lleys of the upper Weiser>nd north
ward to the Little Salmon meadows
Goose creek. They
«a route ters.
down the Little (Sainton to] the main
"almou, theme to While Bird und
I lienee to ll,e prairie,
somewhat reticent regarding the final
, uipose fo which the trip was made,
nor cuuld ,we
Col. Curtiss was
wnether hi.- report would be lavorable
otherwise, although he exp-essed
himself us well pleased with the
r y und freely predicted for it
and ptosperous future.
He was solicit*
for practical information about tbe
resources of the country und we wer«
cartful to give him nothing but frozen
There are inferences to be derived
fiom the visit ol the party so obvious
It is becoming
more ami more plain that the Union
as to need no comment.
end' the Short line people
pose lo have an , outlet of their
tide wafer, and it is also plain that
the resources of
our Camas prairie
country are forcing themselves
the attention of the different
purtation companies, and that the time
is neat at hand when we will be assured
easyj access to the murkets of the
There is, however, no imme
diate cause for excitement, nor do we
counsel the creation of any fictitious
booms which invariably end diaaa
i tously and delay tbe very purpose
they were designed to hasten. Tbe
Teex Pniisa bas sources of inform«tl
on railroad matters not accessible
the general public and
we Biiali be in
formed of contemplated railroad
-ions as fast as possible. Col. Curtis*
and Mr. Blickensdorfer left for Lewis
ion Monday and returned Wednesday.
Yesterday they took the back track
IVei-er, via the Little Salmon,
Curtis informed us that he would make
a favorable report, and he thought it
po-Bible that a pteliumiary survey would
be ordered immediately.
Alton Quartz.— We are indebted to
Martin Cotiins of Warren-, lor a fine
specimen of silver bet,ring quartz from
the new Alton district
It is a high
grade quality ol ore, rich in both gold
anu stiver and cau be wotked by
modern ptoceos to a high
its a> tual worth.
w Bare unable lo blute
at pte-cnl as to whul is
going on in
there, as none ol the parlies who went
>n have returned, which is a favon ble
indication, usut means that the country
is iieing pretty closely prospected. The
navel actoss turn Willey's bridge on the
south lork has been quite lively this
season and it is estimated that there
nearly 2U0 men
prospecting in the
new mines. On
neighborhood of the
lite return of
some of the parties we
hope to present our readers with the
prospects that have been found in the
camp iti whose development
take a lively interest.
James C. Hoit
relapse last Suturday and for awhile his
life was dispatred of. fcsheiiff laiking
tou made au all night ride to Lewiston
•or uduuiuuul medical advice aud
tut tied Monday with Dr. Sterling. He
is not yet out ot danger aud will have
a long seige of severe sickness before
ltis honest taco will again be seen
abroad. Meanwhife a host of friends
are seuding aloft earnest wishes for hta
speedy restoration to health.
Modesty torbids mu-publication of the
many fraternal greetings extended the
Free Press by its co-laboters in the
juuruuiiBtic vineyard. V\ e blushingiy
bow our acknowledgments.
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