IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
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ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JULY 30. 1886.
THE FREE PRESS.
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gey No paper or advertisement dis
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A. A HARRIS,
Justice of the Peace.
All business In rav line attended to
with neatness and dispatch.
"a- H GORDON,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL
\li buwin.-ss promptly attended to.
J H FORNEY,
Attome y-at-L a w
DIM'RIOT a I'T'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC
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.
R J MONROE,
attorney and real
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
DOORS AND SASH
ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER,
W. G. Brown.
D- M- Osborne Sc Co's.
AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST
Plows, Wagons. Farming Implements
Pearson k Noyes,
Carpenters Sc Builders
Doors and Sash, and a full line of
DAVIS & CUNN1NUIIAM
They do all kinds of work in tbe Black
First-Class Horse Shoeing
Wagons, <fcc., repaired as good as new
on short notice.
Grangeville Meat Market,
W. F- Sohmadeka, Prop.,
— DEALER IN-
Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. Also
carries a Hue of Saddles, Harness, Ac.
Orangeville, - ** Idaho.
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 for Families,
The table is always supplied with the
delicacies of the market.
Stage and Express Office.
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
L. P. BROWN, Proprietor.
Office of Lewiston and Mt. Idaho
L. P. BROWN, Prop.
F. I>. VANSISE,
Contractor and Builder.
Bibby & Nickel,
Physicians Sc Surgeons,
—OFFICE AT THE—
NEW DRUG STORE,
PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
Patent Medicines and UruggistB Supplies
Prescriptions carefully compounded.
•■rOffice hours day aud night.
FEED, LIVERY, SALE STABLES
ARAM * SON,
Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured.
Teams, drivers and saddle horses al
ways on band.
16k-Careful attention given to stock.
Cook Sc White, Prop's.
Horse-8hoeing, repairing Agricultural
Implements and Machinery done
ia the best style.
Wagons and Carriages,
repaired in style equal to Eastern work.
Gumiviui, - - Idaho.
THE FREE PRESS.
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
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
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.
Thk Last Homicide—A s we staled
as soon us ii
last week, Wiley Kiiighlen skipped
by the light of the
was ascertained that
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
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
Fred Cook left for Lewiston on Mon
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
There nr»» forty or fifty people from
Lewiston rusticating on Craigs moun
The duke id Argvlewih he the head
of the next British unii-bome rule
Wallace Scott and C. A. Dueber
returned from a trip to Elk city last
The price of live stock of all descrip
tions is declining in the eastern
Joe Biker was out from American
creek last Sunday shaking bands with
Mutt Treseott is an applicant for the
postuiustership at Ml. Idaho vacated by
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
Another butcher shop will be started
on tite premises now occupied by the
Press, just a- quick as we move into out
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
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
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
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.
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
Congress is «»inerted to adjonrn next
week without i'Besing the annexation
Mr. Parker left for WarrenÉ this
iiioining with supervisor Kelly over Ihe
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
OCR WARREVS LETTER.
Alton District Coming» to the
Front-Primitive Method ot
Reducing Silver Ore,
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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