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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
TERMS, IN ADVANCE. $ 3 , PER YEAR nomm äy.wv' v, ». t.wvv. «.v. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JULY 30. 1886. VOL I. NUMBER VII. THE FREE PRESS. 18 PUBLISHED EVERY FRlD-iY — »V — A F PARKER, EDITOR AND PR0PK1E10R. Geangbvillb, Idaho. Entered as second-class mati'ku at Grangeville Post-office. _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES : o:-:o ..$ 3.00 One copy year. One copy six months, One copy three months,. gey No paper or advertisement dis continued until all arrearages are paid 2.00 . 1.25 up: o:-:o ADVERTISING RATES: Promptly Furnished on Application. gtfjy Subscription, advertising and Job Work payable in 11. S. Gold Coin. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. A. A HARRIS, Justice of the Peace. GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. All business In rav line attended to with neatness and dispatch. "a- H GORDON, Notary Public, —AND— be JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. \li buwin.-ss promptly attended to. Idaho. Ghanukville. J H FORNEY, Attome y-at-L a w DIM'RIOT a I'T'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC o:-:o Mt Idaho, idaho Territory, pr ,ctice in all 1 he court« of the Territory. M -r'irii.-H loans negotiated and collec tions protnpfy made. Will R J MONROE, attorney and real ESTATE AGENT. Lewiston, Idaho la \n —:o :o Pro-t'ces hef-re all branches of the U. S. Land Department. tejyHas had an experience of over twelve years in the U. S. Land Offi««e at Lewiston, Ulaho.-ViH C» A. SEARS, PUNTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZtEP. Idaho. Granurvili.k, DOORS AND SASH ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER, W. G. Brown. Idaho. Grangeville, OBO. GREER,, —AGENT FOR— D- M- Osborne Sc Co's. AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST ING MACHINERY, Plows, Wagons. Farming Implements - Idaho. Grangeville, Pearson k Noyes, Carpenters Sc Builders Doors and Sash, and a full line of Shop-Work. Hay Idaho. Grangeville, DAVIS & CUNN1NUIIAM Blacksmithing Establishment —:o o: They do all kinds of work in tbe Black smithing line. First-Class Horse Shoeing Wagons, <fcc., repaired as good as new on short notice. Grangeville. Main Street, Grangeville Meat Market, W. F- Sohmadeka, Prop., — DEALER IN- Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. Also carries a Hue of Saddles, Harness, Ac. o:——:o * - Idaho. Grangeville, - THE JERSEY HOUSE. Orangeville, - ** Idaho. HIRAM TITMAN, Prop. at o;-—:o This House is completely furnished with all the conveniences and comforts of a First-class hotel. And is specially provided with ac commodations for Families, o:-:o The table is always supplied with the delicacies of the market. :o— •o in a as for of tax but of be in Stage and Express Office. :o o: A neat Bar, with commodious club room- and BILLI \RD TABLE are con neced with the Hotel, where tlie finest imported liquors, wines and cigars can be obtained. HOTEL. L. P. BROWN, Proprietor. :o o: Office of Lewiston and Mt. Idaho Stage Line. o:-:o Mt. Idaho FLOUR MILLS L. P. BROWN, Prop. F. I>. VANSISE, Contractor and Builder. o: -:o Ida no. Grangkvii lk, Bibby & Nickel, Physicians Sc Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW DRUG STORE, o:—-:o PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and UruggistB Supplies o: — Prescriptions carefully compounded. •■rOffice hours day aud night. Idaho. :o Grangeville, EXCELSIOR last by FEED, LIVERY, SALE STABLES AND CORRAL. of and :o o: ARAM * SON, Proprietors. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. to by and his on and in at as the to the Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on band. o:-:o 16k-Careful attention given to stock. • Idaho. Grangeville, CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's. o: —:o Horse-8hoeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done ia the best style. Wagons and Carriages, repaired in style equal to Eastern work. .Prices Reasonable. Gumiviui, - - Idaho. THE FREE PRESS. at of tbe last a tion on new just ol Le« tain of 3,300 hmg a fruit been • •f Inin has marl iook gold on trail and all I>. (new tains on and their for on The mail for bred hack or FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1880. To the Public. During my absence in the mountains, Dr. W. A. Wade will act as editor of the Free Press, and will receive und receipt for all money'» paid in on sub scription or other account. A. F. Parker, Grangeville, I. T., July 28, 1886. American Cheek.—T he hoy» employed on the Maxwell claim on American creek all came out last Friday, owing to the scarcity of water which com pelled them to shut down, now waiting for the completion of the new Buchanan ditch which will bring plenty of water onto the digging», when work will be again resumed, is pushing work expects to have it r-ompleted next week Tiny are Buchanan on the ditch and Horse Sales. —Eighteen hundred and eighty-two head of horses have been shipped from Idaho county ihis year, the proceeds of which will hII letiirn to the prairie, where it will he disbursed among the people. How much better itis to raise horses and cattle than wheat. Wheat-raising impoverishes a country, and the people who inhabit it, while the god-given bunch-grass is a source of annually increasing revenue, which makes us independent of low prices and high freights. Red River. —Three valuable quartz ledges have been discovered in tbe near vicinage of the Red river meadows this summer and the indications ure favor able for the development of a good cantt> in there some duy. J. C. Parker made the Orst discovery pretty well up the mountain which encloses the canyon between the upper and lower meadows, a well defined and strong ledge of free gold-bearing quartz which assays well. Mr. Grant has located quartz on »small stream putting into the upper meadow and is satisfied with the prospects. All the lower meadow has been staked out into placer claims this season, and we understand that arrangements will he made to open them next year. In the event of pay being struck liiere will be employment for one thousand men in working tlie claims and Elk city will again leap into its old-time prominence as a mining center. School Election,—T he directors of school district No. 2, Grangeville dis trict, have ordered au election to morrow to vote for or against a special assessment of five mills on the dollar for school purposes The reputation which Grangeville has gained as the educational center of Camas prairie has been acquired through the liberality of tlie citizens of the district ami is important factor in building up ihe town, and we hope that tlie properly owners w ill again show their determina tion to keep our district in the lead by voting for the ape« lui assessment. I lie tax ilself of five mills on the dollar is merely a nominal tax toeach individual, but collectively it means a long term ol educational advantages for the children of ihe district, and it should therefore be endorsed by every one whose inter ests are centered here. The polling plaee and hours of voting w ill be fourni in the advertisement printed elsewheie. Hit Thk Last Homicide—A s we staled oui as soon us ii last week, Wiley Kiiighlen skipped by the light of the was ascertained that mo Fe Chinaman was dead, and no particulars ol his whereabouts has since been learned. The C hinese at Lewiston offer a reward of $150 for his apprehension and return, and it is expected th t Gov. S'evensun will offer a larger sum. The county < commissioners will also be appealed to to offer a reward. Sheriff Talkington immediately upon the issue of a wnrratr by the coroner had all the trails guarded and did all that man could do to prevent his escape, but Wiley was pretty "wily" himself and had vamoused the ranch long before tbe coroners jury had com pleted the inquisition. Public opinion on the prairie is deeply aroused at the outrage, following as it does so quh-klv upon tbe heels of the mysterious murder and arson cases which have ocurred here in the last twenty-four months aud the public mind is beginning to feel unsafe at these repeated occurrences. Law lessness has gone as far in this county as the people care to see it go and unless justice is administered promptly and with a • strong hand upon such offenders as are brought within reach of the law, further evil consequences are to be apprehended. The Knighten case has irritated the public mind to » large degree, not because of any predjttdice existing against the boy, but because of tlie inefficiency of the law which tie* the hauda of the offioiala until it ia too Ute. LOCAL POINTS. School election to-ntorrnw. Snbacribe for the Frkk Pinces. Vote for the special aaseaament. The fltea have red-hot feet these days. Quartz location notices lor aale hete. Iron-clad note books lor sale at this office. Fred Cook left for Lewiston on Mon day Liât. Mr Brown's horses will leave for Miles city early next week. The crop in the lower Clearwater valley ia reported mighty slim. Maxwell, the Sjl. lamia murderer has been sentenced *.o hang. County warrants taken at par on Mill crlpiion to the Free Press. The 'V. J. R.iinev plaça will besold at slier fis sale next Friday. Corsets are dissipated things. They are always tight when on a bust. A report is circulating that Mr. Fenn has stun s it rich in the Bullion mine. It may seem hard to some, and yet it's 'tieezj thing 10 have the hay fever. There is a Pig lire in the timber up on the south lotk about twenty miles frout town. There nr»» forty or fifty people from Lewiston rusticating on Craigs moun tain. The duke id Argvlewih he the head of the next British unii-bome rule cabinet. Wallace Scott and C. A. Dueber returned from a trip to Elk city last Sunday. The price of live stock of all descrip tions is declining in the eastern markets. Joe Biker was out from American creek last Sunday shaking bands with tbe boys. Mutt Treseott is an applicant for the postuiustership at Ml. Idaho vacated by Fred Cook. There was a baptism at tits mill-pond last Sunday which attracted a large con course of visitors. Merchants on the prairie report a gradual and steady increase in then business every year. Andv Maguire lias furnished us with a tine pair of elk horns for the decora tion of the sew Press office. Mr. Parker is now sole editor and proprietor of the Free Press, having purchased his late partner's interest. Dr. Kirkwood bagged forty-two prairie chickens in a forenoon hunt last Sunday and donated a brace to the editor. Another butcher shop will be started on tite premises now occupied by the Press, just a- quick as we move into out new building. Ben. Wing inis put in a wing dam just above I lie Jackson bridge and is reported to be making a good thing oui ol the enterprise. The Benson train arrived up from Le« iston Tuesday loaded with 2 IUhki pounds ol fiour and left over the moun tain trull lor Warrens Wednesday. The safe for the county treasurei arrived last Friday. It is a fiue pieci of furniture inadeof chilled steel weighs 3,300 anti is fire and burglar proof. The Chinese in this county are club hmg together and will shortly advertise a reward for the arrest of Wiley Heighten lor Ihe killing ol Ah Fat. Arnos Carver brought up a tine lot of fruit from ihe river on his lust trip, and piesented us with some magnificent plums f. r thy use of "our family." Orangeville now sports a night watchman, a public subscription having been raised for the purpose aud H. F. Church being appointed to the posi ion. If the friends of Wiley Knightrn km>w • •f his whereabouts they should induce Inin to return and stand his trial. He has every tiling to gain by adopting this course. Idle editor of the Free Press, will marl into the mountains this week on a business trip. The boys in there must iook out lor him, and have plenty of gold dust on hand. The G and B pack train was detained on the mountain for several days cutting out the down timber on the trail between the head of White Bird and fdate creek. Small ,-rop , low prices and high Ireighls have pot the farmers of the lower country in poor shape. Hereon Juntas prairie hunch grass is king and all hands have a little mouey. The conference of the M. E. church dosed Moudav night Ht Lewiston. Rev. I>. G. Strong is P. E. of the Lewiston (new district and presideutof the Lewis Collegiate Institute. A series of heavy storms in the moun tains have occurred in quick succession on the Melnor trail in the last two weeks and supervisor Kelly has been kept busy keeping the trail wide open. The fourteen months drought in western Texas remains unbroken, and cattle are starving. Settlers are selling their farms for mere trities and leaving for the north and west in dire poverty. The Warrens mail was delayed a day on Ihe return trip last week by the swamping ol the ferry boat at Shearer'-«. The carrier was also taken sick, ami the mail did not arrive at Mt. Idaho uutii Sunday night. The Walla Walla Statesman is going for the Voorhees clique with a stick as sharp as the business end of a thorough bred wasp. Go for them, Frank. The American people want no hereditary politics iu theirs. Wheat hauled from the prairie to Lewiston last fall is now being hauled hack in the shape of flour for the mining camps. It occurs to us that somebody or something is very shortsighted to have things happen thus. of und sub he at no ihe •our «Ml. tiow out had calf. to of I i that "!• •-»I ihe bred big ï .«n<l laid "ti i ture ha a ftave lias in with t tain lived of like soon with sound down rings as it one is pass ia are < Tim air is thick with amoke from finest tira» >n the mountains. The delightful frsgritnee of new moon It iv tiiilatea the nostrils these days. The county jail ia now without a • » liant, the drat tune in In, these many «1 y. Congress is «»inerted to adjonrn next week without i'Besing the annexation hill. Mr. Parker left for WarrenÉ this iiioining with supervisor Kelly over Ihe mountain trail. Jas, C. Silvers leaves next we^k for southern California to spend the winter. He will return in February. Mrs. Keim Baird lias been visiting at Mt. Idaho for the past lew weeks and leaves for home this morning. The Prehs wants to w ager a short hit that the next deputy U. 8. marshal will he a resilient ol the Cottonwood eud of the prairie. A rejatrt wbh current during the week that Geo. Shearer's child had been drowned in Salmon river, hut w happy to learn that it wus without truth. Sheriff Talkingtun brought us in specimens of quaiiz from the Red river mines on Ins recent return from Elk city. Those interested eau inspect them at ihe office. Sheriff Jones, of Dillon, suys he was astonished to see such a tine scope of country as Chuihs prairie, and he had no idea there was so much good laud in lie territory us lie saw here. 1 here is perhaps no better method of udueing the Indians to turn their Atten tion to agricultural pursuits than uj cau liouhly reveal to them the hitherto re ligiously guarded secret that whiskey ia Distilled frout corn and rye. Steers don't somehow seem to obey ihe good old upi-slolic injunction to increase and multiply but only eht the grass off the range. Their room is therefore preferable to their company. Supervisor Kelly came out Wednesday night, having employed four men and •our horses to clear Ihe trail between «Ml. Mail tiow steamboat through. A parly from Cottonwood who Were out huckleberryiug od Craigs mountain had their camp raided one night by a cougar, und ali hands and the dog were terribly punic-sirickeu. Day light, how eyer, revealed the cougar to be a While calf. e are all able f «ut ore with -»as nid >e, d ois but rock o f I but Two One way in made left facts his and other I i and Florence. The trail is "wide open" enough to take a George Cunningham returned from Oregon last Saturday to permanently locate in Grangeville. We also learn that Mr. Cunningham has interested himself in business, here with T. J. Davis,; and tlie firm will hereafter be known us Davis Cunningham, black smiths. For the benefit of parties who have outlived all love, and who desire to gel ««way from ltere, it may not be amiss to "!• l< that one ot Ihe nearest and cheap •-»I routes out of ihe world is to tackle ihe iborougbred editor of a thorough bred paper. O. B. Howard who lives down by the big Corral brought us yesterday a mag ï ticent egg which measures 8x6 inches .«n<l weighs 12 ounces. The hen Which laid it died tiie following day. If any ody can heal this record let them priug "ti their eggs. The bridges at the end of Main street should he made twice as wide as their present wi«lth and then be fenced iu. i he town lias outgrown these primitive pproaclies and we hope that when new bridges are put in that the foregoing suggestion will be adopted. Miss Maggie McGregor has filed a pre emption on A. D. Greene's timber-cul ture claim south of Cottonwood and had herhouse built in one «lay. There is com mendable disposition on Ihe part qf all ha lids to help along self helpful yhung indies of Miss McGregor's stump. Supervisor Kelly has cleared the Melnor trail between Slate creek and While Bird which was demoralized by a tornado a few days ago. It is said to ftave been the heaviest storm Which lias occurred in the mountains for many years aud played havoo with the tijuber in its path. ttiey I men toe look a tlie the of they for Short to who for that tlie the upon tion A Sunshiny Soul. —There are some people who are always bubbling over with humor, iu season and out of season; everything is turned by their Midas touch to sparkling merriment. What unconscious physicians these people are! Iuloeth one good like a medicine to bear t heir voices and to see their faces, always running over with laughter like a moun tain spring. Tlie healthiest and loqgest lived persons almost always have a twig of humor in their make-up. There is something wonderfully preservative in laughter. A man who cannot laqgli is like «tree from which the worms dr the winds have stripped all tbe leaves. It soon grows feeble and sapless, and dies before its time The healthy tree laughs with its myriads of leaves for generations, sound at the heart and beautiful to look u|ioii;and when tbe woodman dits it down be finds the alloled numljer of rings in tlie firm, white wood and core as sound and swert as the sapling'a So it is with the man whose disposition is one of sunshine and laughter. He lives merrily and dies cheerily, and the jxorld is better for him. His memory dofa not pass away like that of the sour, grum misanthropist. There may be grauder things about a man than his humor, but there is nothing by which he will be re membered so long. After his learning ia forgotten, has he ever laughed] that laugh will go Uniting on when every oilier utterance has died sway. Happy are they who are happy. line as have of water week ance he ovan , from moon a many next OCR WARREVS LETTER. Alton District Coming» to the Front-Primitive Method ot Reducing Silver Ore, Etc., Etc. Warrens, I. T., July 20th, 1886. Editor Press A few days ago we had the pleasure of meeting L. M. Johnson, of the Alton district, thirty miles east of this place. Mr. J., with «orne partners is developing a silver mine there, this Ihe for at and hit will of in of in of ia to is a the name of which escapes me. He says that their vein crops out boldly for about 1100 feet the surface, and is from six to ten feet wide, of good milling ore, with a rich streak on one %all from eight to twelve inches thick that assays from five to eight hundred ounces per ton. He saya hut the extreme inaccessibility of the district Is all that prevents it from coming at once boldly to tbe front, i'rominent mining men however, either on the way there or are coming soon, and there may be something more than mere representation work -lone the present season. ou are are There are numerous parties of prospectors through all that section. In Warrens consider able ore bus been or is being cruslted. f our corieapondeut lias beneficiuted a «ut of tbe Bulldog silver ore at bis mill lately. The process is peculiar. The ore was broken small, piled up in a heap with abundance of wood and itiorougidy burned. Of course every ,'iece showed some metallic silver. It -»as then carefully ground in the arastra nid treated the same as gold ore would >e, Tbe resulting amalgam made a bar d 47 ounces worth $t>U, as tbe ore con* edns some gold. A sample of tailings ois been forwurded to Boise City for -ssay. Such a process must necessarily »use a smile on tbe visages of silver workers, being theoretically very bad, but the nuked fact remains that the rock will yield $60. u ton with tailings o hear from. A report lias been iu irculation this spring ot the discovery f rich placer mines on some unknown tributary of the South fork. Many parties went in, some over the snow I rum tbe south and west in search of it, but without avail so far as is kuowr. Two men were caught in there by tlie approaching winter and managed to survive till spring losing their horses. One fell sick and his partner made his way out over tlie crust to the Bssm after medicine and grub, having $700 in dust in his possession. Of course he had made it by some fortunate strike. He left notices in various places stating the facts and locution of his kick pard. But his pard did not die. He entrapped various unwary squirrels,and fool hens and got ubuui again, lit due time tue other one returned, and they both left supposably for supplies and equipments. Undoubtedly there must be very rich mines iu that section. P. S. It appears that they had $700. apiece making $1400. for the little work is a ttiey did. Since writing the foregoing I am reliably informed that tbe two men rocked all winter near the forks of toe east branch of the South fork and look out altogether twenty-seveu dollars. How are the mighty fallen 1 N. B. W. Railroad Surveyors.— Mr. Clark and a party of railroad surveyors arrived in Lewiston on Monday's steamer with tlie intention of making a survey up Clearwater and across the prairie over the route recently traveled by Col. Curtis. These people are in the employ of the Oregon Short line, backed by the Union Pacific railroad company and they ate determined to find an outlet for the Union Pacific to the sea over the Short line and extensions subsequently to be built, who surveyed the Snake fiver canyon for tlie Short line, and we presume that that route has been deemed imprac ticable, hence these new surveys. The Union Pacific directors fully recognize tlie fact that the Clearwater country is the key to the railroad situation in the northwest and as soon as they decide upon a route the money for its construc tion will be promptly forthcoming. it Mr. Clark is the engineer Railroad Guaranteed. —The Short line surveyors now in Lewiston tell it as an open secret that Lewiston will have railroad connection either by way of the Snake river canyon or down the Clearwater within three years and foolishness. They will survey the Clear* water route this summer. BO There was quite a hubbub during the week about tbe mysterious disappear ance of Marion Williams and much anxiety was manifested lest it might he a repetition of the Kohler and Don ovan cases. He was Pund eventually working quietly cutting hay on a neigh , boring farm. gl »