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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
TERMS, IN ADVANCE. waw 8TOi.u i,v\vv.wv. $3, PER YEAR YÖL I. GRANGEYILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JULY 23. 1886. NUMBER Yl. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY' —BV TUE — FREE PRESS PUBLISHING CO. Orangeville, Idaho. Entered as second-class matter Gkanoiville Post-office. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : o: :o .$3.00 . 2.00 One copy year. One copy six months,. One copy three months,. COT - No paper or advertisement dis continued until all arrearages are paid up: 1.25 o: :o ADVERTISING RATES: Promptly Furnished on Application, ^^Subscription, advertising and Job Work payable in U. S. Gobi Coin. PROFESSIONAL CAROS. A. A HARRIS, Justice of the Peace. GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. All business In my line attended to with neatness and dispatch. A H GORDON, Notary Public, —AND— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Grangeville, Idafto. J H FORNEY, Attome y-at-L a w DISTRICT aTT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC o: —:n Idaho Territory. Will tiractice in all >he courtR of the Territory. Mortgage loans negotiated and collec tions promptly made. Mt. Idaho, R J MONROE, LAND ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. Lewiston, Idaho :o-:o f'-nefices before all branches of the U. S. Land Dcoartment. ft-®"Has had an exnerience of twelve ver years in tbe U. S. Land Office nt T,ewi«tnn, Tdaho.-wS« C- A. SEARS, PAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZ1EP. Grangeville, Idaho. DOORS MD SASH ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER, W. CÏ. Brown. Grangeville, Idaho. 0-330. GRE DR, —AGENT FOR— D- M- Osborne & Co's. AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST ING MACHINERY, Plows, Wagons. Farming Implements Grangeville, Pearson & Noyes, Carpenters & Builders Idaho. Doors and Sash, and a full line of Shop-Work. Grangeville, Idaho. T. J. RAVIS, Blacksmithing Establishment o:-.'o D <es all kinds of work in the Black smithing line. First-Class Horse Shoeing o:-:o Wagons, &.C., repaired as good as new on short notice. Main Ptkekt, Gr (NGF.VILLE. Grangeville Meat Market, W. F* Schmadeka, Prop., — DEALER IN— Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. Also carries a line of Paddles, Harness, Ac. o:-:o Orangeville, Idaho. THE JERSEY HOUSE. Orangeville, - -• Idaho. HIRAM TITMAN, Prop. at or-:o This House is completely furnished with all the conveniences and comforts of a First-class hotel. Ad is specially provided with ac commodations for Families, o:-:o The table is always supplied with the delicacies of the market. :o*-o Stage and Express Office. o:-— :o A neat Bar, with commodious club rooms and BILLIARD TABLE are con nee'ed with the Hotel, where the finest imported liquors, wines and cigars can he obtained. MT IDAHO HOTE L. L. P- BROWN, Proprietor. o:-:o Office of Lewiston and Mt. Stage Line. Idaho c:-:o Mt. Idaho FLOUR MILLS. L. P. BROWN, Prop. F, I). VASSI8E, Contractor and Builder. o: —:o Idaho. Grangkvii t.K, Nickel & Bibby, Physicians & Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW DREG STORE, o:—-:o PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplie o:— Prescriptions carefully compounded. naJTOfiice hours day and night."©* Grangeville, ■ÎO Idaho. EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, BALE STABLES AND CORRAL. o: —:o ARAM * SOX, Proprietors. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on hand. o: -:o B®»Careful attention given to stock. Grangeville. Idaho. CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's. o:— ; -:o Hor8e-Bh( eing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done in the best style. Wagons and Carriages, repaired in style equal to Eastern work. «Ou Prices Reasonable -©* Idaho. Grangeville, THE FREE PRESS. A. F. PARKER, Editor. FRIDAY, JULY 23. 1880. A Good Move. —Wo learn that the Katninh Indians have requested some of the whites to come to Katniah and assist them in holding an election to electa judge and policemen of their own choosing. They propose to conduct their own affairs in the future, tlius free ing themselves from the odious persecu tions inflicted upon them by agent Monteith. Wagon Shop.— Mr. H. H. Pearson has purchased the material of Cook and Schubert used in their wagon making department and repairing of wagons, etc. Mr. Pearson is a skilful mechanic and the character of his work is too well known to need laudation Ht our hands. Such an enterprise has been a long felt want in this burg, and its establishment is a healthy indication of growth and development. Official Investigation. —Gov. Steven and district attorney Hawley are in Pierce city investigating the lynching of the Chinese murderers last summer. The investigation was ordered by the department of justice, and is no doubt done to conciliate the Chinese tuent. son govern It seems that Indians and Chi namen can murder inoffensive white citizens with impunity, while efforts on the part of the Csbcasians to admin ister justice are to be suppressed, authorities at Washington evidently for get that this is a white man's govern ment and are running it in the interest of renegade Indian and Chinese derer*. The mur A New Marshal.— Anti-mormon U. S. marshal Dubois' term of office ex pired last Saturday, and we hope by this time that Ezra Baird has been pointed it is successor, last three years, has been prostituting himself and his office by persecuting the mormons to advance his personal interests, and we understand that he proposes to run for congress next fall on the strength of his record. cally speaking he isadiny dog, and in the eveut of liis nomination he will be layed out by an overwhelming majority. The professional politicians have had j iheir day in Idaho and the whole , ' e I rascally crowd can pack their traps and get just as fast us their commissions expire. ap Dubois, for the Polin Had Enough.— Letters from Lewiston inform us that agent Monteitli is sh k of all the recent troubles and avows his intention to arrest no more Indians. Indian Sam lias resigned from the pol force and is now on liis wav to Montana with the Crooks and Reynolds hand of horses, and the olher policemen arc powerless to make arrests as the tribe with great unanimity have declared that they will resist them on every oc casion, as they are tired of being arrest ed so frequently for petty offenses. Monteith, we are told washes his hands of the business, as lie expects his suc ice a cessor to ariive soon and relieve him of the office. For our pari we are glad he acknowledges his errors of judgment so gracefully, and now that the cruel war Is over we will bury the hatchet—only leaving enough handle out of the ground to give us a good grip on the same iu the event of future contingencies. Judicial Reform. —The house of rep resentatives has passed the bill providing a fourth supreme court justice for Mon tana territory. The senate passed the hill some weeks ago, hence it now only awaits the approval of the president to become a law. Undoubtedly Mr. Cleve land will sign the hill, and thus relieve another of the territories from a supreme court that is necessarily a farce inasmuen as it assumes to be a judicial institution for the review of jjpiceedings in a lower tribunal. It should be Idaho's turn next to be awarded a fourth judge, our supreme court is constituted a liti gant displays a wonderful degree ol hope and faith in human nature when In appeals from a judgement in the district court to and exnecls a reversal in the -upreme. To appeal is equivalent to ask ng the judge to declare his own rul ings tiad law and to sav he was guilty ol error. Judges are not in the habit of denouncing themselves and casting n - fiections upon their own doings. Tin new law for Montana excludes from sit ting in the supreme court the judge front whose district the appeal is iskeu, thus presumably giving the appellant a better chance to he heard by judges who have not already declared against.' A better way would he to have a supreme court composed ol judges who did n Asti in the lower tribunals, blft as that cannot be .toped for while the nation is so parsi monious in its dealings with the terri tories, the Montana plan should he con ferred on all tne dependencies as a great improvement over the present system. As LOCAL POINTS. Come up and subscribe. Subscribe for the Free Press. Gov. Stevenson arrived lust night. Quartz location notices for sale here. Iron-clad note books for sale at this office. Special school election in this district July 31. Green corn from the Clearwater is in the market. See "ad" of school election in Grange ville district. Old papers, just the thing to put under carpets, for sule here. The new hacks for the stage line will probably arrive to-day. Win. Hawley left for Lewiston on a brief Business trip Tuesday. The balance of commissioners pro ceedings will appear next week. County warrants taken at par on subscription to the Frkk Prims. All hands are to busy stacking hay to come to town, hence These dull times. Fairviow is now a voting precinct. See boundaries in commissioners pro ceedings. Voters will find out what, precinct they belong to by reading the commissioners proceetli ngs. An invoice of elegant drawing-paper in three sizes for sale in quantities to suit at the Press office. Mis. Walsh left for John Day creek on Monday, and will re-open the dis trict school in October. Aram's new stable looms up grandlv and greatly improves the business appearance of the town. W. G. Brown of Eastman's mill has the thanks of the Press gütig for a do nation of huckleberries. Forest fires are raging in the moun tains to the southward and the atmos phere is tiiick with smoke. The Benson pack-train arrived out from Warrens last Friday and went to Lewiston for more freight. The yard in the jail through which the horse-thieves escaped has been roofed with an iron grating. Mr. and .Vis. Geo. Aforrison, of Lew iston, are vistiiug friends on tile prairie and will return home to-morrow. Mr. Galbraith started over the Nsz Perce trail last Saturday with 112 horses, destined for the Montana uiarkeis. The man Jones, accused of killing his ife by breaking her neck, has been sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment The Crooks and Reynolds hand of 20Ü horses aie en route for Montana, having started last Thursday bv the Elk city trail. the of to Dr Bibby will have his band of horses now miming in the Potlatch country to the Camas prairie ranges j tl,e 8UU| mer. - A , "l.ower'fell last. Monday I night which relieved the at mosuh much of us sultriness and did great good to the growing crops, The commissioners organized a new school district in Cottonwood precinci the boundaries of which will he found m the report of their proceeeings Now is the time to hunt quartz. It is much better than to wait until snow covers the ground and then prosp. ct all these hills will) your feet on the stove. The "Bear Track" has $10.000 worth of ore in sight, every pound of which is high grade. The hoys have a soft thing and they are pressing it for all there is in it. I v* ■ ere of I • Dueher & Co. have material on the ground for an enlargement of their store. An addition will he huill in the rear for iha tinshop and office and thestore itself will he extended hack tifieeu feet. The editor »dl statt in to Florence, Salmon river next week, cordially invited to throw in and help fid the sack. The G and B train came in from Piene city via the Clearwater terry aud Lawyer's canyon last Monday and loaded 20 00O pounds of Grangevilie Hour and started for Warrens yesterday. The hoard of coifnty commissioners will meet in special session August 16th, to receive bids for the repair ol the Jackson bridge and for the construction of the new bridge across Necesh creek. See ad's. A/. J. Greenberg and family came in from their summer camp on t he moun tain Wednesday and shook hands with their old friends. Mr. G says Grangeville has grown almost beyond recognition since he left the prairie in 1882. Messrs. Cook and Schubert left for Lewision this morning to open u wagon making and blacksmith business at the old Johnson stand on Fifth street Tney are tine mechanics and will un doubtedly succeed. Geo. Smitli went through the Red river meadows last week with one bun dred head of horses, part of the band which Mr. Brown will drive east this year. Another two hundred head are being gathered and when the held is complete the drive will be made. Owing to a failure to realise on collaterals we have pos poned the erec tion of our contemplated two story lidding, but we have comracted with Pearson ai d Noyes lor the erection oi a printing office buihting on lot one of llie block west of the Grange hall. There was a good show last week that much of the grain crop on the prairie * mild fail to fill on account of the burn ing weather, hut since the showers of Monday night we have enjoyed a cooler atmosph» re and the cereals are immensely benefited in consequence. S'orne of the newspapers are attacking base ball as "our great national game," hut we of Camas prairie think that for a cool, nice, shady game—the more "shady" the better—stud-poker ia away ahead ol the ball game. c canvas Barrens, the Sont It fork ami All hands are to 1 s .is of of J. H. Willson bas opened a saddlo and harness shop at Mt. Idaho, und is con stantly receiving large quantities of freight. This is the first time a busine-s of that character has been established on the prairie and wo wish him success. A company of twenty-five men from .I/o n tan a have struck good placer dig gings on Ked river near the Meadows, and in working them found three good quartz ledges. They will endeavor to winter on the prairie so as to get an early start next spring to develop the claims. Theodore Swarts sent out during the week quartz specimens from his ledge near the ''Hear Track," which shows up the same character of free-gold hear ing rock characteristic of the quartz in the Florence basin. He thinks his ledge is a continuation of the "Bear Track," but it is hard telling as the entire basin is eeunied with u network of quartz veins, all containing more or less gold. Wi'ey Knighten is rennrted to have left the country. He was a good hoy, hut like too many of his associates he carries his deviltry too far, and lie is now a fugitive from justice. Let the young men of the prairie heed the warn ing of his example, because the people of this prairie will not tolerate lawless ness, even when directed against alien Chinese. this in a to Death of Janies €. Uolt. On Monday evening, just as the departing rays of the sun gilded the tree tops, all that was mortal of James ('. Holt was laid away to rest in that beautiful receptacle for the dead looking our town. Thesorrowing family and friends turned slowly and sadly away, leaving him alone with his God. In every heart there was a pense of g'ief, such as a last parting along bring. Each had some pleasant brance of him, and all felt that they had one friend less ; for he possessed in eminent degree all those qualities of head ana heart that attach men to each other. He over can reinem an was intelligent, brave, generous and true. The warm grasp of he hand, the cordial smile, the word of ender interest, all bespoke his sym pathy with his foilow-m »n and endeared dm to his friends. I ■ The final farewell was the harder from the fact that Mr. Holt passed from earth in the summer of his existence, ere time had sprinkled is lilies through Ills hair or furrowed his brow with the scars of vanished years. James C. Holt was born in Halt Like, Nov. 6th, 1851. yard, Wyoming, to Miss Eva Slosson October 30lh, 1877, where lie was for ■ Married at Hill many years in the employ of the Flume company, some time afterwards lie entered the service of the Union Pacific ompany, serving as agent and operator at many points on the line of the Utah Northern Railroad, was stationed in bat capacity for some time at the I mportant junction ol Silver Bow where iie resigned and came to the prairie, June 1883, and engsged extensively i the stock n business, being afterwards joined by his brother Charles E. Holt. He had complained of ill health but a tew days prior to taking to his bed, when the symptoms of debility deyelop d in*o a general breaking up of the nervous system, inducing spinal affec ions and paralysis. Every resource of nedical science was called to aid the offerer, and through the many tedious • ays of his illness he was most carefully ended. Every attention that loving datives and thoughtful skill could c suggest to alleviate his sufferings done, hut the dart of the destroyer was too well sped, anil after a few (lavs unconsciousness was the dear patient 'reallied his last on the evening of itn<lay, July 18th. To the sorrowing elalives words of sympathy must fall oldly now, while their grief isgrealest, hut time will alleviate their pain and hey will then feel that in the transla ion from earth to heaven the Father acted a merciful part, and iheir tears will he dried in the belief that this loss to them is his eternal gain and that he who rules the universe doelli all things well. 1 s "An honest man is gone to rest, To rise, or sleep, as Heaven thinks best.' Another Homicide. w Sheriff Talki.igton arrested nt the Cot ton w ood house yesterday a man iiatreu Jas. Lane who is wanted at Butte City fer homicide. He is the man whom the Press mentioned last week .is being lost on the Niz Perce trail ami going hungry for thirteen days. He acknowledges the crime—in fact gave himself away to the hoys in J?lk city, and says he only left ,Montana for feai of mob law. He was in £lk city in the early days and k nows many of tho old time miners in that camp. He will he held here until the necessary authority lor his removal arrives. Ti;e Arson Case. —The examination of Abe White was completed Tuesday and he was held to await tho action ol the grand jury in $2,000 bonds, which was promptly furnished by Allred White and August Von Bargen. Publication ol the evidetioe therefore postponed until the trial before tbe district court. of WAS IT UO]fICID£? Ah Fat, a Chinese Packer Dies trom a Blow on the Head Inflicted by a White Man. A messenger arrived from Jackson bridge last Monday night for «doctor attend a sick Chinaman. Dr. Bibby loft and on arriving at the bridge found the Chinaman dead, death being caused by a contusion on the head. Next day at coroner Kirkwood proceeded to the bridge, empaneled a jury and held un inquisition, ined was Lee Hem, a Chinaman, who testified that he resided at the bridge, that deceased was Ah Fut, aged 36 years, that deceased arrived at the bridge at half past ten Monday night, went into the house and laid down on the bed. He w hh unable to talk and held hie head in his hands. Witness sent Ben Wing to Grangeville\for a doctor. Dr. Bibby arrived at3a. m. Tuesday morn ing. Deceased died at half past Witness was with him all the time but he never spoke. Did not know what was the matter till the doctor arrived. Subpoenas having been issued for wit nesses at Grangeville and the hour being late the jury adjourned till Wednesday morning when Lin Yew being testified that he left Ml. Idaho last night at six o'clock with deceased, that about one and one-half miles from town they met two white men who scared their horses and stumpeded t wo of them. This white men then went to Roll Brown's and came out of the house each armed with a pistol and fired several shots in tho air. W ltness and deceased dismounted for fear their horses might run away. Deceased said "Ah, you are too saucy," and one of the men struck Ah Fat u side blow on the head with a pistol. Witness did not see Ait Fat for ten or fifteen minutes as witness was gather ng up his horses. Returning, he wo or three bystandeis hasten towards Ah Fat, who was lying on the ground next saw Ah Fat on his horse. Witness brought the horses to Jackson's bridge. Ah Fat bringing up the rear ; it was getting dark and witness did not know whether Ah Fat was hurt and able to speak or not. Witness arrived in camp and began getting supper. The white men were of different sizes. The smallest of the two struck the blow. Could recognize the meu ; knew them well, but did not know their t.. noon The first witness exam one. sworn saw ■ names. hey were the same men who scared the horses. The assaulting party there aud* stood with tho bystanders. The jury adjourned to meet at Aft. Idaho at one p. m. The cadaver w«h boxed up and ulso brought to Aft. Idaho, and at the stated hour, additional witnesses being subpœned, tbe bearing begun. 1 was Linn Smith deposed. Heard 'hots, saw nothing picked up | saw tho Chinaman fall aud sit up again. Went wnli Jas. Rico and asked where he hurt and he pointed to his left Cuinaman mounted his horso and went «way. some was car. R. C. Brown deposed corroborating foregoing witness. Saw no weapons. Saw Wiley Knighten run towards the Chinaman and make a motion and saw the Chinaman fall. Chinaman mounted his horse without apparent eflort. Jas. Rice deposed. Heard no shoot ing. Saw Knighten approach China man, and muke a motion with bis right hand and saw Chinaman fall. 1 ap proached the Chinaman and asked if he was hurt but got no bis horse while he mounted, blood on his left sUoulder. unswer. I held Noticed Newton Holt deposed. Browii's house und saw Chinamen with pack train. Was at pass Told Knighten they were riding skittish horses and if ran behind them and fired pistols Witness and Knighten got in road fifty yards behind them and fired. Ah Fat dismounted and called Knighten a s—— of a b_ and told him to come on. we we would see some fun. Knighten ap proached and stooped as though to pick up something and made a short stroke w ith his right arm. Saw the Chinaman fail and sit up again. I approached him, met Knighten coming back and ut-ked if tbs Chinaman was hurt and he aatd "not much. I guess.'» BawChina niuuui and ride ofl'. Knighten was not close enough to strike with a pistol. Witness and Knighten passed the China men the same evening at Manuel'a place, we were riding wild horses. My Horse kept to tne road and Knighten'« kept ofl. No words passed aud pistols were fired at that time. There beiug no other evidence the jury retired and returned a verdict that deceased came to bis deatii from a blow on the head inflicted by a missile ia the bauds of Wiley Knighten. man ne Wanted, a set of fine elk-horn* for tbe new Passa office. '■1