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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
TERMS, IN ADVANCE. somw ^v.'nyvyaa aawvavi. $ 3 , PER YEAR ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6. 1886. VOL I. NUMBER VIII. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY —bt— /a. F ■ PARKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Grangeville, Idaho. Entered as second-class matter at Ghangevillb Post-office. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : 0 :-:o ,$ 3.00 One copy year,...... One copy si* months,., One copy three months, ßäy No paper or advertisement dis continued until all arrearages are paid 2.00 1.25 «P : ■:o o: ADVERTISING RATES: Promptly Furnished on Application. Beÿ'Subscripilou, advertising and Job Work payable in U. 8. Gold Coin. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. A. A HARRIS, Justice of tlie Peace. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO. All business in my line attended to ith neatness and dispatch. A H GORDON, Notary Public, —and— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Ghangevillb, w Idaho. J H FORNEY, A 11 o r n e y-at-L a w DISTRICT ATT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC —:o Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory, practice in all the courts of the Territory. Mortgage loans negotiated and collec tions promptly made. R J MONROE, ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. lewiston, Idaho o: Will LAND -:o :o practices before all branches of the U. 6. Land Department. BfifHas had an experience of over twelve years in the IT. 8. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho.^Be c A. SEARS, PAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZ1EP. - Tdaho. Grangeville, DOORS AND SASH ON H AND AND MADE TO ORDER, W. G. Brown. Idaho. Grangeville, gkbo. orbbr, -AGENT FOR D M- Osborne Sc Co's. AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST ING MACHINERY, Plows, Wagons. Farming Implements . Idaho. Grangeville, Pearson & Noyes, Carpenters Sc Builders Doors und Sash, and a full line of Shop-Work. Idaho. Grangeville, »AVIS & CUNM8GHAM Blacksmithing Establishmeni o:- :o They do all kinds of work in the Black smithing line. First-Class Horse Shoeing» ■:o 0 : Wagons, &C; repaired as good as on short notice. new Grangeville. Main Street, Grangeville Meat Market, SCHMADEKA & INGRAM 1 —dealers in— Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. They also carry a full line of Saddles, Har ness, Ac. 0: -:o - Idaho. Grangeville, - THE JERSEY SOUSE. Orangeville, - - Idaho, HIRAM TITMAN, Prop. Oh •:o This Honse la completely furnished with all the conveniences and comforts of a First-class hotel. And is specially provided with ac commodations for Families, 0 :-: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 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. D. VAMSISE, Contractor and Builder. o: —:o Idaho. Grangeville, Bibby & Nickel, Physicians & Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW DRUG STORE, ot to PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies :o . 0 : — Prescriptions carefully compounded. 'Office hours day aud night. IS« Idaho. Grangeville, EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, SALE STABLES AND CORRAL. -:o o: ARAM * SON, - Propr etors. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on hand. 0 : :o ■QUCareful attention given to stock. « Idaho. Ghangevillb, CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's. o:-:o Horse-Shoeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done iu the best style. Wagons and Carriages, repaired in style equal to Eastern work. Prices Reasonable.-©« Granobville, - Idaho. THE FREE PRESS. a we in ed are of in in of of is for FRIDAY, AUGUST B, 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 and receipt for all money's paid in on sub scription or other account. A. F. Parker, Grangeville, I. T., July 28, 1886. Matrimony —A wedding is on the tapis, the dress is being made In town. We understand the contracting parties live on the other side, and if invited. Will say nothing ubout it, The School Election —The school election passed off quiet !y ui tlie Grange hall on Saturday evening Inst, 30 votes were cast with the following result : Noes 21, Yeas 15. Win, C. Pearson judge 0 / election ll'm. A. Hall, act ing as clerk. Runaway. —These accidents are in frequent in our town but on Friday evening last while Mr. Ed. Faree Whs eating supper his team bolted the traces being unhitched. They started dead run towards the mountain fetching up at the lumber mill without injury. Hon«.—While we never tire of abus ing this most valuable animal and •wearing by our forefathers that there is no money in their production, wish for another morsel of the tooth some ham, and find to our great disgust that tlie luxury can not be purchased for love or money on the prairie, and this is our experience for three past at this season. Stage Line— The Hon. L. P. Brow determined that the efficiency of his stage line shall not be allowed to retrogude. Several fine hacks have been placed on the route lately, the stock is in excellent condition, and is cleverly handled by ttiose efficient and gentlemanly drivers, Geo. Anderson We learn the former has steadily been "throwing the braid" for the last eighteen months. we are was on a we years n is t nd Steve Fenn. A Railroad. —We had a personal inter view with Mr. Alexander, and learned that the surveyors under the direction of Mr. Clark have commenced to survey up the Clearwater. They started from the slaughter-house below the boat landing on Snake river running along the bank and up the Main street of Lewiston. This looks very much like business and we are not prophetic if we don't get a railroad through to Montana, by way of Clearwater inside of two years. Appointment. —Our old-time demo cratic friend A. D. Greene will shortly leave us for Boise, where he goes to fill the position of Warden under the pointment of Mr. Baird. He has purchased a lot in town aud will build a house for Mrs. Greene, who will reside with us for a time and avail herself of the splendid educational facilities afforded here for the little ones. While sorry to lose such a valuable aid to the community we trust that Mr. Greene will be benefitted thereby and secure the Otium eum dignitate so much sought after by all weary souls. Cattle Refused. —Not long since a thousand head of cattle were shipped from Oregon to fill a contract In Miles city, Montana, inferior quality the purchasers refused to receive them Hnd they were sent on to Chicago. Montana is a noted cattle country and it takes first-class stock to find buyers there. The Camas prairie country has shipped thousands of cattle and horses there but none returned, and in a few ,years more with the improved stock which our enter prising cattlemen are introducing here, we will be able to meet*every demand made upon us for high grade stock. Dikd. —Very sorrowfully we had to learn from sheriff Jones of Beaverhead county, Mpntana, that our old friend Dr. Clutter of Dillon was dead. He was a man of estimable character; learned in his profession, and will be sadly missed by the inhabitants of that county where he had practised for many years, endearing himself to them by bis healing hand and sympathetic heart. Truly he was —Amicus hnmani generis. The heated season has passed and we have luckily escaped any fires in our town, our merchants have hired a night-watchman who can and will do good service, bnt it seems to ue that a more perfect protection could be gained against the devouring element by each building being surmounted with a few barrels of water, while a force pump In the rear would tend greatly to lessen the chances of entire destruction While these precautions would not lessen the insurance rates, they would be helpful iu emergencies. ap but owing to their were ever ' • LOCAL POINTS. fusty. Weal tier fine. Having season over. Prairie chickens are plentiful. Subscribe for the Free Press. Plums and cherries are in season» The dog saturnalia lias almost cehsed. Quartz location notices for sale here. Iron-clad note books for sale at this office. The merry reaper and header is now busy. Mrs. Holt and sister-in-law are now at the ranch. Mr. Durham and Ike Jewell are up from the river. Hon John Hailey will be the demo cratic nominee this fall. John Phillips the shoemaker is about to leave for Lewiston. Mr. Kreiden rich left on this morning's stage, on a business trip below. A blacksmitlisliop and saloon will shortly be opened at Cottonwood. Indian ponies are offered on the streets at 15 do'lars. No takers. How would a hook and ladder com pany be appreciated in tills town. County warrants taken at par on subscription to the Fume Press. Judge Forney's elegant team and outfit is noticed in town very frequently. Miss Binnard lias returned to Lewis ton accompanied by Mr. Wax, who has business there. Some slight sickness in our midst, but none serious. Truly this prairie i a perfect sanitarium. Plums and apples are now in the market, they are of good quality, and are offered at fair prices. H'e are pleased to note the improve ment of Seargent Ed Beck, who has been taking a rest lately. Mr. Frank Fenn with family and Miss Gifford have gone into the mou tains to rusticate. The horses belonging to L. P. Brown will not be driven from the prairie for two weeks yet. The cheery face of tlie Ogden News has not been seen in our office for two weeks. IFliuzzer matter ? Don't forget that we have on band the cuts for stock brand notices, which we iusert for §10 a year. Mr. Greer the indefaiigable agent for lie Osborne mower, reports business in a nourishing condition. Wears sorry to learn that the litt. e one of Mr. Jerome is still lying danger ously sick in Lewiston. Wra. Hawley returnd from below Wednesday, and reports a very dry spell end about half a crop. ' The domestic chicken should be brought to town dressed. Somebody can found a good business in that direc tion. Mr. Cash Days folks started for New som creek on Sunday last, for an extend ed outing. Cash and Lon will make the feathers fly. Mr. Gifford learns from Centra! lows, that the drought is very severe. Wells are dried up, and hogs are dying lor lack of water. Our streets on Sunday were lined with saddle horses there were six tied to the rail at the hotel at 8 o'clock, in the morning. The elections are nigh and no sound of the candidate is yet heard in the land. There is time for much busines. in that direction. The butcher wagon of those 1 nter prising young men, Sclimudeka and Ingram was doing a large business at Mt. Idaho on Saturday. The genial face of our friend F. B. King was seen on the street not long since, he enjoys better health now tiiun in the last fifteen years. The old timer McDonald at the fool of the mountains lias at last asserted his claim to the property so cruelly jumped some time since. On Saturday last Messrs. Greer and Roberts received the first consignment of peaches from Aljiowu on Snake river. They were small but well flavored. C H. Moore, leasee of the Alturas hotel at Hailey, shot Russel of tlie Wood River Times last week. Moore is under arrest and Russel still lives. Drs. Bibby and Nickel have just re ceived a very fine buck board from Portland, which they propose to use in their oft midnight excursions. Prof. A. D. Greene has signified his intention of giving a free dance to bis many friends before leaving tlie prairie for Boise. See next week's paper. The heavy freight of tlie seioon has now nearly all been received. Frank White's six mule outfit with trail busy unloading on the streets the other day. The Chinamen of this place are offering another one hundred and fifty dollara reward, in addition to the hundred and fifty heretofore given. See notice. n t was now one Our pleasant cool balmy evening's tern tit a great many people out in their family vehicle, our streets are quite lively with them, aud equestriaus of both sexes. The school of district No. 8, at Cot tonwood resumes after a weeks vacation. The children we trust will be freshened and helped by this short rest from their studies. J. VV. Parker and family from Lewis ton, who have been rusticating on Craig's mountain for the past month, arrived in Grangeville last Tuesday, and are now doing Camas prairie. From a private letter to a friend on the prairie we learn that Mr. M. M. Norris of Massachusetts, confirmed agent to the Nez Perce reservation will be with us in a short time. US Tlit» old-time merchant from Lewis ton M r. Jos. AI ex »11 der, htm veil 111 town ' SÄT mî.TI,»?. "»• 83T i,?. f partner and enjoy the coo! air of Camas prairie. Several timber-culture claims have changed hands lately iu the neighbor hood of Cott mwood. That portion of tlie prairie is now being rapidly settled, • and by families of means, and respect uhility. Mr. John King reports that a small colony from Effingham county, central Illinois, is expected to arrive at Cotton wood about September 1st. They number twelve families about fifty souls in all. A large consignment of the celebrated Anheuser-Busch beer has just been re ceived at Greer and Roberts It is the banner bottled beer, and has taken many meduls at the exhibitions of the world. • Ed. Beck has been put to much In convenience and exnense by a mistake made at the land office whereby he has to prove up again. A further charge of five dollars is made to which he rightly demurs. The blacksmith shops are crowded with work of every description, the whole trade of the prairie is centered here in this direction, and is skillfully attended to by as good workmen as can be found in any country. Mr. Ed. Shissler and nice Miss Susan accompanied by Mr. Mathison, our county commissioner, left on Monday morning last, going by way of the Melnor trail to visit the family of Mr. Geo. Shearer. The elegant and spacious barn belong- < iug to Aram and Son is rapidly ap proaching completion, under the direc with tlie other solid improvements lately added to Grungeville. We learn that Mrs. Eckert, the wile of our wealthy, and well-known stock raiser, lias returned from the east, where she has been paying visits since last fall. Her many friends will be glad to weleome her home. The lumber for the Funic I*ke*h build ing is being rapidly hauled on the gronnd, 3000 feet were delivered by the first of the week. Work will at once be commenced. Whoop her up boys. The road between here and Mt. Idaho has been very carefully repairod under the direction of supervisor ('has. McCready, the bridge near Fairfield lacks a little of being finished hut the improvement is marked und apprecia ble. Dor. Kirkwood was hastily su in tunned the other day to see Charley White who was reported to be bleeding from the lungs, and dangerously sick. We are glad to say the troubles was not as stated, and Charley will be around in a few day's. Died about 1 o'clock, on last Wednet day a child belonging to a North Carolinian, at. Setli Jones' place ubout one and a half miles from town. We understand the name to he Michael, age of the child about 9 months. The arrival of the Chinese counsel from San Francisco is expected, comes to institute a searching in quiry into the Pierce City affair. The indignation of the Chinese waxes warmer as the time wears on, they now talk of justice, indemnity, etc, etc. Our indefatigable sheriff Al. Talking ton wus particularly pleased with the business aptitude of his colleague from Beaverhead county, Montana. After delivering the prisoner to Mr. Jones that official quietly placed his hand on his wallet and said "lets settle" which he did gratefully on presentation of expense bill. The county safes are now in position at the court house. They are fine large specimens of the handiwork of Messrs. Balimann A Co., weighing about 3500 pounds each. The auditor and treasurer are proud of them, and feel that the county property will be more secure against theft and fire. Hon. W. A. Goulder, a well known pioneer of Idaho, and lor many veais associate editor of the Boise Statesman, will goon visit the prairie to interview the old timers for historical data for the new history of Idaho. Mr. Goulder lias numerous friends in this section who will gladly help him ali they know how. Flax will be one of our most important staples on the prairie, after awhile our soil and climate is admirably adapted to its production, the complaint is that it too soon exhausts the soil but this can be obviated by rotation of crops, and heavily .manuring it pays better than any other crops that can be raised with the same amount of labor. From Hon. S S Fenn, who was in town on Sunday, we learn that his ledge is enlarging, the prospects being undoubtedly fine. They are working with an arastra and will possibly put in a small stamp with engine at no late date. Mr. Fenn has written for rates to San Francisco, where he wishes to send a ton of ore for treatment. We inoline still to the opinion an nounced in our last weeks issue tiiat Wiley Knigliien should return and stand trial, on reviewing the facts which we greatly deplore. We are Inclined to think his offense has been magnified that the Chinaman die! from the effect of the assault, nobody will deny, but was there no provocation ? Will any body maintain tiiat the affair was deliberate or premeditated, we opine not. Some extenuation should and must be allowed in an altercation of this character, the intent of ibe aggressor must be carefully locked into. The young man is now a fugitive, a price set upon bis bead bis prospects blasted, and liis future ruined. We do not condone any such offence, but think justice can be satisfied and the young man saved to many years of usefulness if be gives hiinseli up, letting the law take its course. He ■a & a it * BISHOP TFTTLE'S FAREWELL, i,?. f „ "m™» °! «"* - , 1%ov - "• D. Bleecker, arrived in Lewiston on last Friday's boat, staying till Tuesday of this week. He came to settle up the financial affairs of bis of pari8h ther e, under the charge of the n M , * lv ev. Mr. iWcConkev nnd say good bye to the many friends whom he has presided over for ninteen ypars. On Sunday the Guild room was crowded, m „,. v ™*" y , 8t8ndin S ontelde, to h8 « r the bl8l, ops farewell sermon, which he preached in the evening, after first delivering his few eloquent words of good bye which affected many of his auditors to tears, . . 1 10 bl8,1 °P will be sadly missed by many outside of his own people. A universal favorite, a familiar figure, bis plain, hearty, unassuming manner backed b hi8 Btron earne8t practica , .... .. *' . ' chritHumity made him welcome every where. It was impossible to be in his presence without feeling the strong personal magnetism diffused by him. « ,, . , A 2 ** loU8 W0 / k8r ' with a good capacity or business, he has helped the cause of the Episcopal .Mission in the territories of Idaho, Utah, and A/ontana in such a lasting manner that his successor, who . *.'* he be - , wl11 l,nd h« 8 way compara tlv, "J r smooth before him. While sorry to lose such* an able < l' v > ne , we extend our hearty wishes und congratulations to him, hoping he may be long spared to the diocese in been called to labor, and that personally he may be be&elitted thereby. 1 (< ^ s bishop, County Fairs. Lewiston is a live town possessing wealth and influence, is tlie center of as fine a country as lies out of doors, wisbeBtobe ahead. Now why don't it get up a fair the contiguous countries would fall in very readily, all the elements needed to make it are with us. a success Horses, cattle, grain, im plements, music, etc,, etc. It has been attempted yet in Idaho, and it would be an excellent opportunity to invite our friends and neighbors. Everybody would come from the north never and west and arrangements could be made with transportation companies to get our kinsmen from the south they ought to be invited here, people in and around Boise many of them know little of the grand resources of this upper neck of land, and could they visit it once, we might then while here try to impress them with the need we have for some outlet towards the capital and southern Idaho generally. Commissioners Districts. —At the next general election the county commission ers will be chosen in u manner different to that which lias heretofore been adop ted. Under tlie old law the voters of the whole county elected the three commissioners; but under the law enacted by the last legislature the county ■a to be divided into three districts, each of which elects its own representative to tlie board of county commissioners. At their last session the board thus divided the county into three districts as follows: District No. 1, shall comprise Mt. Idaho, Fairview, Clearwater and Elk city precincts. District No. 2, shall comprise Grangeville and Cottonwocd precincts. District No. 3, shall comprise White Bird, Slate creek, John Day creek, Elk creek and Warrens precincts. The nominations will, of course, be made in the county conventions, and the delegates of the precincts interested wilt have to agree among themselves as to the man best fitted to represent the district on the board of county fathers. Improvements. —Charles A. Deuber & Co., have been for two weeks past busily engaged in adding to their already large place of business. A con nection has been made between the main building And cellar which roofs in a space of 40x22 to be used for tin-shop and store room. The partition has been removed in front store, now giving it a depth of 75 feet inside measurement. The office will be moved to the rear leaving the front for a display of dry goods and notions, of which they carry an immense stock. Racks for wall paper, and saddles have been made, and also a large three decked table for the display of crockery in its varied lines. When completed the establish mrnt will vie with any house in the country for size, convenience, variety and quantity of merchandise. This firm are expecting a car-load of atovea from Chicago, of the latest styles which will be offered at prices never quoted before in northern Idaho. A large consignment of fine straight whiskies from the honded vaults of Kentucky, will shortly be placed in position. Get vonr friends to eubscribe for the * Free Press.