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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
TERMS, IN ADVANCE. $ 3 , PER YEAR sram y.uyv, \v\. GRANGEYILUE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1886. NUMBER X. YOL I. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRlDvY —BY A F PARKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR Gkangeville, Idaho. Entered as second-class matter at Granoeville Post-opfice. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : o: -:o .$ 3.00 . 2.00 . 1.25 No paper or advertisement dis continued until all arrearages are paid up: One copy year,. One copy six months,. One copy three months,. o: do ADVERTISING RATES: Promptly Furnished on Application. Bïif-Siibseripllon, advertising ami Job Work payable in If. S. Gold t'oin. PKOIESSIOML CARDS. A. A HARRIS, Justice of the Peace. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO. All business in my line attended to Willi neatness and dispatch. A H GORDON, A o t si. i* y Fubli c, —and— J U SITUE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Idaho, Orangeville, J H FORNEY, Attorne y-atL a w DISTRICT aTT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC o:-:o Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory, practice in all t tie courts of the Territory. Mortgage loans negotiated and collec tions promptly made. Will R J MONROE, and REAL ATTORNEY ESTATE AGENT. LAND Lewiston, Idaho :o-:o Pricticps before all branches ot the U. S. Land Department. 8®"Has had an experience of over twelve years in the U. S. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho. "Ytàï C- A. SEARS, PUNTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZlEF. I da no. C rangkvillk, 3M>ORS AND SASH ON T HAND AND MA DE TO ORDER, W. («. Brown. Idaho. Gkangeville, GrJkiO. Car -tC Jtl JEï JtC-, — AGENT TOR— D- M- Osborne Sc Co's. AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST ING MACHINERY. Plows, Wagons. Farming Implements Gkangeville, Pearson & Noyes, Carpenters Sc Builders Idaho. Doors ind Sash, and a full line of Shop-Work ; also wagon work done in a workman-like manner. Idaho. Grangkville, DAYIS & CUNNINGHAM Blacksmithing Establishment o:-:o They do all kinds of work in the ßlaek smtihing line. First-Class Horse Shoeing o:-:o Wagons, Ac., repaired as good as new on short notice. Orangeville. Main Street, Grimafevlllo Meat Market, SCHMADEKA & INGRAM, — DEALERS IN— Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. Thev also carry a full line of Saddles, Har ness, Ac. o:-:o Idaho. Grangkville, T1IE JESSE? HD1SE. Grange ville, - Idaho. HIRAM TITMAN, Prop. 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 ot the market. :o--'o Stage and Express Office. o: :o A neat Bar, with commodious club room- and Bit.LIARD TABLE are eon nee'ed with the Hotel, where the finest imported liquors, wines and cigars can he obtained. MT IDAHO HOTEL. L. P. BROWN, Proprietor. o:-:o Office of Lewiston and Mt. Stage Line. Idah o o:-:o Mt. Idaho FLOUR MILLS L. P. BROWN, Prop. F. I>. ÏAXSISE, Contractor and Builder. o: —:o Idaho. Grange ville, Bibby & Nickel, Physicians Sc Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW DRUG STORE, :o o:-~ PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies •:o o: — Prescriptions carefully compounded. IttTOffice hours day and night. Idaho. Grangkville, EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, BALE STABLES AND CORRAL. •:o o: Proprctors. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on hand. ARAM * SOX, o:-:o W-jÀ, Careful attention given to stock. - Idaho. Grangkville, CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's. ■:o o: Horse-Shoeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done in the best style. Wagons and Carriages repaired in style equal to Eastern work. SSL. Price« Reasonable Idaho. > Grange ville, THE FREE PRESS. FRIDAY, AUGU-I 2t IS86. W bath kb. —This much abased subject is still with us it is hot, and oppressive the smoke still hangs over the prairie, and exerts a very depressing influence on everybody. There are signs of a storm which will be very helpful tend ing to cool the atmosphere, and dispel the smoke. Chicken Hunting.—A number of parties from here have been out chicken hunting during the fore part of the week, and met witli good success. We failed to learn the names ot the individ uals. and no doubt at a distant day we will And a batch of them hanging to our latch-string. Plums. —This very pleasant article of table fruit grows in this region abun dantly. They are hardy prolific, and are not so subject to action of frost as other fruits. We have now on our table seme as nice plums, as we ever tasted in uny section. They were grown on an orchard belonging to Mr. Aram Senior. A. O. U. W.—This very important order held its annual ses-ion at Ogden, Utah, on Tuesday Augui-t 10th, at two o'clock. A large attendance of delegates were present hut we failed to see the names of the gentlemen appointed from the Orangeville lodge. The reports show the affair to be in a very satisfac tory condition, it is a worthy institution and many dwellers on this prairie should avail themselves ot its beneficiary. Desert Land Claims,— Secretary Lamar made an important decision to day relating to desert land claims. The original rule of the department was that a desert land claim, while in process of being acquired, was not assignable. Some years ago the depart ment decided thut such claims were assignable. In 1880 this was reversed, and a great deal of hardships ensued among people who had received these claims and paid for them. It is now decided by tlie secretary that all trans fers that were made prior to the latest order shall be properly legalized and recorded. Big Indian Scare.—I ntense excite ment prevailed hi Spokane Falls last Monday over a rumor that the Calispel Indians had threatened t settlers in the Calispel valley. Gen. Carlin, at fort Cœur d'Alene, had been notified of the threatened trouble tint as it took time to move troops, and the rumors were so startling, Judge Turner organized a volunteer company of twenty men, who left Spokane Falls Monday afternoon, and will aid in pro tecting the settlers as long as necessary or till the troops arrive, It is thought by many that the settlers are unneces sarily alarmed, but as the Calispels a'e known to be the most treacherous and troublesome in that section, many enter tain fears of an outbreak, arid should they go on the warpath there is a large number of renegade Indians belong.ng to the Nez Perces, Cœur d'Alencs, Spo kanes and other, smaller tribes would join them, and a general uprising would be the result. massacre the The Yellow Pine Humbug. —'The "Yellow Pine" mining district farce was fully exposed by our Warrens corres pondent a few weeks since, but we note that our exchanges are still assiduously booming the fraud as though they honestly believed in the reports they are circulating. The prospectors who started the yarn did not mine in Yellow pine. They spent the winter rocking on a bar on the east fork of the south fork, and instead of coming out with a boodle they simply made $27 each. It is an old saving that liars ought to have good memories, which tiiese fellows have not, and if they will quit booming fizzleB, and do some honest prospecting they will likely strike it rich, us the country is full of districts a« the best that are worked. The Free Press is down on booms and boomers, and we will burn the pants off of anything or anybody that tries to beat ns way into prominence under false pretenses. P. E. Sherwin returned from Port land, the lore part of the week. A petition is circulating to increase the mail service between Mt Idaho and Warrens semi-weekly, Unis giving us close connection through Warrens with the south Idano route from Indian valley. Messrs. Greer and Roberts have sold out their saloon business to Mr. C. B. Wood, who took possession on Monday bis genial face will soon be ready to greet his customers. Just now he is suffering from a severe indisposition. LOCAL POINTS. Very dry. We want some more rain. Farmers on the prairie all busy. Quartz location notices for sale here. Iron-clad note books for sale at this office. Look out for the posters offering a re ward for Wiley Knighten. A nephew of Fred. Noyes arrived out from Maine last Saturday. Heus are being offered at a very low figure on the Cottonwood side. County warrants taken at par on subscription to the F it un Press. The grist mill was started t>v steam on Monday last, and w ill likely run all full. a of Uncle Satn Tilden's will bequeaths two-thirds of his $8,000,000 to public uses. Bailey Chamberlain has a pew tw< story bouse going up on Ins Salmon river rauch. Our roller will he in good shape nexi week, and we trust to get out a better looking paper. Squire Harris is building a commo dious new barn in the rear of the prys eut Press office. , H. Titman of the Jersey house, ex pects a load of line melons to-day, from the Salmon river. The fruit crop on all the Salmon river orchards is immense. The grapes, in particular, are exceedingly prolilic, Hon. L. P. Brow n's saw-mill at Mt. Idaho will soon start up and fill a loi of accumulated orders for lumber. We found more political discussion in the inside country than on the prairie, hut then we have all the office-seekers. Mr. Harris will open a butcher shop in the building at present occupied by the Press as soon as we muvo imu our new office. Candidates for county office can advertise themselves in our ''candidates column" fiotn now until election lor ten dollars. Mr, Aram senior, left a line sample of red Astrachan apples at our otli> e on Tuesday last, they grew within half a mile of town. A post-office will probably be re established at Shearers ferry, with F. A. Shearer as p. m. The office was dis continued last October. Grant Benedict has located a stock ranch on While Bird, below Swart's place, and w ill make a lot of improve ments thereon pretty soon. Mrs. J. C. Holt, with her sister-in law, Miss E. Cook departed on Monday morning last for-HaIt Lake City, where she wilt stay for a short lime, A special meeting of the county C"in missioners will he held on Monday August 23rd, to receive bids for the Clearwater bridge. Wm, Hawley left for the Moscow country lust Sunday to gather up some of In- recent cattle purchases which tie intends driving to the prairie. Ezra Baird arri ed upon the prairie last Saturday to see bis friends be/ore leaving (or Boise city to assume the duties of the U. 8. marshalship. The G and B pack train passed through Orangeville, on Tuesday bound tlie Warrens district, They had about twenty thousand qn board. There were church services at the Cottonwood school house last Sunday, and the turn out of the congregation looked like a Fourth of July pie-uic. About thirty Siwashes camped for noon on Main street, on Wednesday bound for Salmon river. They will be gone about one month on a hunting trip. h >r Flattering reports continue to come hi hum the Elk city prospects on Red river, and all the indications are favor, able for the development of a good camp. Mr. Parker returned from his moun tain trip last Saturday evening and left for Lewiston on Monday's stage on urgent private business und will return in a day or two. Mr. A. D. Greene has purchased the house belonging to Mr. Hen. Morris in town, and will move his family therein. So soon as it can be renovated by the carpenter and painter. We notice that the Dayton Inlander, has changed hands, and considerably improved in appearance, and is now democratic. Messrs. Ayers and Thomp son are its new proprietors. John T. Riggins has opened a black smith shop at Mt. Idaho and will soon nut up a new building for the business opposite the hotel. Riggins is a good smith and knows iiis business. There was a violent hail storm at Slate creek last week, which broke windows and knocked the fruit off the trees in fine shape. No other part of ttie river experienced. James Reuben and a large gang of Indians and squaws were camped at White Bird last Saturday en-route to the Little Salmon country on their annual deer hunt. One hundred and fifty cayuses accompanied the gang to be loaded with the meat thev expect to kill. We are credibly informed that Mr Wm. Vorberg so long well, and fav.u ably known tous, has lallen in with our advice, and will at once proceed t<> erect and run a brewery in this town He has already negotiated for a lot on the hillside, and the excavation for a cellar will be commenced right away. Allen D. Greene will not leave the prairie, as we stated last week, but will occupy the position of deputy U. S, marshal for northern Idaho, which will enable him to continue his residence here with his family and improve his conoition fliiancially. The farewell dance which Mr. Green proposed to give, is there "off. >» Dr. Nickel mink a well on his prem ises this week, and going down about nine feet struck a good vein of water. Alexander and Freidenrich have just roceived from below 8,(00 pounds of first-grade flour. 8am. Weiler left last Wednesday evening for Lewiston, on important business. Dr. Bihhy accompanied him. Our "chief" A. F. Parker is in Lewis ton on business. We regret to say that his health is not robust enough to admit of bis getting home before going to press. Alfred White has built a fine now barn on his ranch west of town, the biggest on the stage road. He has also a well boring apparatus capable of boring to a depth of four hundred feet. II. Titman killed an enormous wood rat, in the rear of the hall lust evening. Messrs. Schmadeka and Ingram, have just returned from below where they purchased a choice selection of fine beef cattle. Those in want of some nice ten derloin should not fail to call on them. Dr. Bibby left at this office a tin plum from the orchard ofCy, Overman measuring six inches in circumference there were 56 on the limb How is that for tlie fruit capacity of Cumus prairie. There are two hundred headB of families on Camas prairie who have not yet subscribed for the Free Press. Home of them will be up for utlice some day and then they will be beggiug favors of the editor. This office is in receipt of The North west, pubiishd by Mr. E. V. Smalley, at St. Paul Minnesota. This magazine contains some very valuable and inter esting reading matter, besides contains some beautiful illustrations. Wo gludly Welcome it to our exchange list. Mr. John lCing is convalescent we met him, en-routo for the store at 'ot'enwood on Monday noon last. He was accompanied by liis aunt Mrs. F. B. King, who is paying a farewell visit to 1 er friends before leaving for Portland. a I I t : NOT REPEALED. It was believed by every one in this section of fhe country that the pre emption and timber-culture acts would he repealed at the session of congress just closed. But there is many a slip between the cup ami the lip in con gressional affairs. The bill did pass the house but when it came to the senate it was loaded down with amendments to which the bouse would not agree Senator Plumb, upon the last day of the session, stated that the senate conferres had agreed to yield to everything ex cept the provision that where there was an allegation of fraud in the entree of land the issue should lie sent to the court for adjudication. The houso con ferres had declined that and had also declined to sign the conference report. As matters stood it was claimed that the commissioner of the general land office could set aside absolutely a pre-emp tion under any of the acts and tically without prae investigation except such as one sided agents were now at work seek ing out and which consisted of technical objections. This had pro duced great consternation and great indignation. The senate conferres felt that cases involving the title to vuluable property, ought to he tried as all other questions are tried that relate to pro perly or the rights of individuals. This is the senate's side of the case, senator Plumb is one of the most notor ious land-grabbers in congress. Three years ago lie was interested in one of the largest bands of cattle that ever trespassed upon the lauds of the Indian nation and perhaps he is yet. However, very few of the people of Idaho will kick because the repeal did not occur. What occasions the most concern just now is whether or not commissioner Sparks will live through it. Of the group of glaciers at Glacier Bay, Alaska, each one is 300 feet high and is supposed to be submerged about the same number of feet. They are about three miles wide and extend along seventy-five miles. These glacierB are the sights of the world. The pale blue tinge of ice has a fascina tion for the eves, The continual fall ing of tons of the breaking and cracking masses causes a roar of deafening sonnd that no artillery could equal. There are 4,000 women employed in the departments at Washington. They come, as a rule, from good families. Many of their, are the widows of noted generals, the daughters of ex-governors, ex-congressmen, and now and then you will find the relative of a president or cabinet minister. Many of them have traveled widely, and the majority are educated and refined ladies. They do all kinds of work and receive salaries ranging from $720 to $1,800. Silver is not that plenty that it can be mined at less than a dollar per ounce, except in the case of very rich deposits and these are uncommon. In this way the silver market will soon regulate itself. The higher the labor market ranges the less silver will be mined. In tfte end, high wages for the miner will benefit both the mine owner and the laborer. LEWISTON NOTES. Oreenburg sells peaches at $1.25 per box. Twenty thousand dollars in dust went down from the prairie on last Monday's treasure box. AN 0 regret to hear of the loss sus tained by Mr. and Mrs. Fountain of the Spring ranch, in the death of their child. The crop of fall sown wheat in the Lewiston neighborhood will average ti ftcen bushels to the acre, good wheat at that. Fifty pound water-melons are retailing ''ere for four bits—luscious beauties, but containing enough dreadful possibilities of cholera morbus to the stomach of a horse. It is my private opinion, based on a itudy of the world's wheat markets, that wheut will be rçortli 65 or 70 cents in Lewiston by December 1st, but don't let ■ nvvbody go off and speculate say-so. t he atmosphere is dense with real 'state and smoke, and the sun blazes is way through the haze with a sultri ness that reminds us of the brewing of m equinoctial gale in the tropics. Willow creek has gone so dry that it Hasn't moisture enough to keep its bed tamp. All the other streams on the mountain are running a mighty slim nead. and Sweetwater, the Indians never was so low. Two of Lewiston's charming daughtera .re about to quit the territory of single ulessedness for the state of matrimony. Both are ex-school ma'ms, and can be counted on to raise their ownyoungsters in the WHy they should go> in the good time coming. Had is the news of John A. Post's death at Boise city, through the acci dental death of a shot-gun In his own imnds. Many old-timers will recall the manners of this quiet and inoffensive citizen with regret at his untimely end. A year ago there were more mother Hubbard costumes to be seen on the streets of Lewiston than you could shake a Bticb at. The dictates of fashion however, have banished them from the streets, and yet, they were the most becoming, the most comfortable—and he most suggestive—costume cv_: inyented. If somebody would invent something similar for us fellows, there would he fewer grey haira in the world. A keen observer can already note the plastic hand of the professional wire puller, moulding into form for fall use lie chaotic elements which eventually are organized into primaries and con ventions. The territorial campaign will tie too one-sided for any fun, us there is a split in the republican ranks which will never be healed until the last of I lie dictatorial gang of Federal carpet, •»aggers ure strangled and ousted Irom I bo party they have dishonored and disgraced. The roads between Lewiston and Sweetwater need what they ueverget— they eye of a vigilant supervisor. They ure cut up in such a Manner that they present more the appearance of miniature cunyons than the ouly roads by which you can reach the Clearwater metropolis without paying toll. A supervisor on Camus prairie neglected his duties as much as the boss of this' district would be promptly bounced. But there isn't energy enough in Lewiston these hot duys to bounce • a bed-bug. The doctors all unite in saying that theie is more sickness in Lewiston Ilian they have ever known before. There is a diarrhea epidemic prevailing which spares neither age nor sex. They say it is the water, but it must certainlv be the climate, for I abstained from water and fruit, fearing the eyil effects of the combination and yet the deadly climate hit me below the belt before I Had been in town six hours and 1 am now enjoying (7) the unusual distinc tion of beiug an invalid. scare on my say, ever who now The Veteran Guests. The strongest mind and the clearest judgment could not be otherwise than affected to a certain degree in passing through the exciting scenes which our grand army visitors witnessed since they left their homes in the far east, All along the route, even where there is no more than cluster of houses, they are greeted by the plaudits of admiring people. At the larger towns and popu lous cities where they stopped if it were only a few hours they were welcomed with salutes of cannon and entertained with collations to appease their hunger and thirst after traveling the arid plains by rail. It was only, however, when they reached San Francisco that the most brilliant spectacle burst upon their vision, which general McMahon des cribed in a speech at the banquet Wednesday evening by saying: "No thing in the past experience of the so ciety has at all equalled it, and I doubt very much if we shall ever again receive so magnificent a reception. The flood of generous hospitality extended tous since our arrival is like a very deluge, and we have been able to do nothing but float upon it like Noah in the ark of old. cordial reception, but numbers have been beard to say they did not antici pate, in their flights of fancy that it could be so demonstratively generous and grand. These veterans, whether native or adopted,, knew they were coming among a people with whom they could fraternize, and it has been a matter of gratification to notice how readily they have adapted themselves to the situation. There will be no rest for the veterans until the programme of exercises has been entirely comple ted.— Ex. The comrades expected a