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I TERMS, IN ADVANCE. wo^v^\ syaytoia yawvayv. $3, PER YEAR TOL I. GRANGE VILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27. 1886. NUMBER XI. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY —BY— A F PARKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Orangeville, Idaho. Entered as Grangeville Post-okeke. SECOND CLASS MATTER AT SUBSCRIPTION RATES : o: ■:o One copy year.. One copy six months,. One copy three months, 8®"No paper or advertisement dis continued until all up: $ 3.00 2.00 1.25 arrearages are paid o: ■:o ADVERTISING RATES : Promptly Iurnishkd on Application. and Wi^Subscriptlon, advertising Job Work payable in U. S. Gold Coin. PROFESSIOX1L CARDS. A. A HARRIS, Justice of tlie Peace. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO. All business in my line attended to with neatness-and dispatch. A H GORDON, Notary Publie, —AND— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Orangeville, Idaho. J H FORNEY, A 11 o r n e y-at-L a w DISTRICT ATTY. NOTARY PUBLIC o:-:o Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory. Will practice in all the courts of the Territory. Mortgage loans negotiated and collec tions promptly made. R J MONROE, I. AND ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. Lewiston, Idaho -:o :o Practices before all branches of the U. S. Land Department. BrSyHas had an experience of over twelve years in the TT. S. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho. -vg® C- A. SEARS, PAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZ1EP. Grangeville, Idaho. DOORS AM) SASH ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER, W. Ciî. Brow». Idaho. Grangeville, ooEio. G-æ&æsxaxfc, —AGENT FOR— D- M* Osborne Sc Co's. AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST ING MACHINERY, Plows, Wagons. Farming Implements Grangeville, Pearson & Noyes, Carpenters & Builders Doors and Basil, and a full line of Shop-Work ; also wagon work done in a workman-like manner. Grangeville, - Idaho. Idaho. DAYIS & CUNNINGHAM Blacksmithing Establishment —:o o: They do all kinds of work in the Black amithing line. First-Class Horse Shoeing* o: •:o Wagons, <&c., repaired as good as new on short notice. Main Street, Grvnqeville. Granjçeville Meat Market, SCHMADEKA & INGRAM, —DEALERS IN— Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. They also carry a full line of Saddles, Har ness, Ac. o: --:o Granqzvili.e, Idaho. TIIE Grange ville, - Idaho. HIRAM TITMAN, Prop. AT o:-:o This House îh completely furnished with all the conveniences aiid tomforis of a First-class hotel. And is specially provided with commodations for Families, ac 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 BTLLIARD TABLE are con riec'ed with tlie Hotel, where the finest mported liquors, wines and cigars can be obtained. so he on for in the It for IHTTP HOTEL. L. P. BROWN, Proprietor. o:-:o Office of Lewiston and Mt. Stage Line. Idaho o:-:o Mt. Idaho FLOUR MILLS. L. P. BROWN, Prop. F. 1J>. VAASISE, Contractor and Builder. o:-:o Orangeville, Idaho. Bibby & Nickel ' Physicians & Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW »BUG STORE, ot io PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies o: —:o Prescriptions carefully compounded. ttÈTOffice hours day and night, "t©« Grangeville, Idaho. EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, SALE STABLES AND CORRAL. o:-:o ARAM & SOX, Propret ora. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on band. As The new as o: —:o ttSL-Careful attention given to stock. Grangeville, Idaho. CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP ful tho own Cook Sc White, Prop's. o:-:o IJorse-Sboeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done in the best style. Wagons and Carriages, repaired in style equal to Eastern work. ISuPrlt'es Reasonable."®« Grangeville, Its - Idaho. THE FREE PRESS. FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 18SC. Taxable Property. —According to assessor Telcher's official returns the total valuation of taxable real and perronal property, in Idaho county, amounts to $640,156, a slight increase over the assessment list of last year. The amount of taxes to be realised from this property is $11,522,81. The increase in next years' assessment list will show a total valuation, of three quarters of a million do! a-s, as patents for a vast amount of deeded land on the prairie will be issued by that time. The New Road —Hon. L. P. Brown left for Lewiston 'ait Saturday oyer the new road on a visit of inspection to ascertain the feasibility of iransfering the stage line to that route. He says it can easily be made s good road and will do much to stimulate settlement on that part ol the mountain. The com missioners of Nez Perce county have already appropriated $200 to lie used on their side just as soon as viewers from both counties can meet on the county line and arrange] a point of departure each way. to do to of Contracts Aw arded. —Tlie board of county commissioners met last Monday for tlie purpose of opening and award ing bids for the repair of the Jackson bridge and tlie construction of a new bridge over tlie lower crossing of Secesli creek. The bid for repairing tlie Jack son bridge was awarded to F. I'. Turner for the sum of $394, and the contract for the Secesli bridge was also awarded to the same gentleman for tlie sutn of $399. This bridge will be about 300 feet long, owing to the approaches being so low as to be submerged during high water. VV. J. Kelly, of Warrens, also a bidder on this work, his offer being $550. Sudden Death. —Lewiston was startled last Saturday by news being brought to town t liât Joseph G. Shissier bad been found dead on the road to bis ranch near Waha lake, ceeded to tlie spot and after a medical examination it was determined that be had died Irotn heart disease, and that he had fallen from his horse, alighted on his head and being a very corpulent person had broken his neck. Tlie horse was standing quietly by his side at tlie time the body was discovered. Deceased was fifty-lour years old, and had been engaged in farming and stock-raising for many years and died possessor of a fortune of $75,000. in Wilmington, Delaware, and a brother practising iaw in Chicago. Human Nature. —We like a circus for the opportunity it offers of studying the follies of human nature. Following in the wake of tlie big show are a small army of side-sliows, fakes and swind ling games galore, which reap a big harvest from the credulity of mankind. The thimble-rig game in particular, with its three little thimbles and little pea, possesses a wonderful fascina tiou for the average rustic, and the avidity with which he tries to make a dollar without working for it by beating the sharper at Ins own game is an exhibition of one of those traits of character which shows how deeply rooted in humanity are the gambling instinct and the love of money. Tlie lottery wheels and other brace were liberally supported by tlie Moscow hayseeds, but always got left in betting on a dead sure thing. Western shrewdness is a pretty scarce article in circus times, and some of those who boast the most of its Dossession are lipe for the fool-killer. It takes a shrewd man to get something for nothing these days. Was A coroner's jury pro He leaves a sister ing of his for at in he met of out who last pelts line ing ing at visit lie such of eye one games noticed that they we Cole's Circus. —During our trip to Lewiston last week we ran Moscow and saw Cole's colossal circus. As a show it is a great success aud well worth the big dollar we paid to see it. The equestrian part of it presents new features and the funny business is as weak as dishwater, shooting is wonderful and is alone worth the price of admission. Siblin family's gymnastic exeicises over to no Dr. Carver's The are wonderful, the bicyle performances good and the animals are better trained than is customary. The circus has five elephants,, half a dozen lions, and a regular assortmwit of wild and wonder ful animals iu tlie menagerie, which as tho hills say, is alone woith tlie price of admission. The circus travels on its own special train and cannot leave the rails, hence it will not visit the are prairie. Its expenses average $1,000 per day. About 2,000 people witnessed tlie after noon performance, limes may be hard that men can't purchase* school books for their children, they stand the barkeeper off for liquid dries and their 6tore bill may be longer than a clothes line, but they can always rustle a few dollars to take in the circus. S' ' may suu LOCAL POINTS. Quartz location notices for sale here. Iron-clad note books for sale at this office. Grouse aro the most plentiful fruit in the market. Harvesting is now progressing all over the prairie. Wm. Hawley is in Cœur d'Alene city, on beef business. No news of Wiley Knigliten has been received up to date. Six of the Chicago anarchists are sentenced to death. Agent Monteitli did not. call on us during our stay tu Lewiston. County warrants taken at par on subscription to the Free Press. Chas. Holt was in town on Tuesday last. He reports stock doing well. The cattle in the vicinity of Lewiston very poor for lack of grass and to the a are water. The young people of the prairie want a dance now that the summer solestice is over. Cattlemen are quite numerous now-a days. Camas prairie shows up big in that line. The crying need of Ibis country is a machine to pick the shot out of prairie chickei s. Saui. Large has employment for forty men on the Slate creek mining com pany's bar. Parties having promised us wood subscription are requested to haul the same immediately. H. C Earl. F. Fox and Clins. Christie were up from Freedom during tlie week and report all quiet along tlie Salmon. The header can now ho heard on every hand on Camas prairie, and occasionally one passes through the town. A daily average of forty car-loads of live stock pass through St. Paul en route to eastern markets from Northern Pacific points. Mrs, C. L. Odle, of Mt. Idaho left yesterday for Brooklyn,Iowa, to remain about six mouths, when she will return to tlie prairie. wicked man regardoth the maverick with covetous eyes, hut tlie upright man turneth him over to the owner thereof. John Riggins is doing an excellent business at Mt. Idaho, and is kept working far into tho night to keep ahead of his work. A. II. Gordon has a new turning lathe and other fine machinery on the road, and will in a few days he fixed to do fine cabinet work. The smoke which obstructs free respiration these days comes from tlie Cœur d'Alene mountains where the forests ate burning fiercely. A refreshing shower fell on the prairie last Friday which tlie thirsty earth greedily absorbed. The moisture liter ally peured down while it lasted. Tlie sidewalk statesman are coining to the Iront and predicting dire conse quences to this community if Iheir advice isn't followed iu tlie nomination of candidates. 'Ml a The a We learn from Mr. Robinson that Mr. Hays will ho in Grangeville about, the 16th of October for the purpose of hold ing a series of meetings in tlie interest of Grangers. Ben. Morris raised some peaches in his Mt. Idaho orchard this year that for size quality and flavor, have, never been excelled by anything raised in warmer climates. Texas Stockman : Fat steers in the spring of 't>7 will be in demand at figures that w ill pay for the feed. The available beef supply is being heavily drawn upon this year. Divine services will be held at Mt. Idaho, on Saturday evening, Sept. 4th, at half-past seven by Elder IX G. Strong. Quarterly meeting at Grange ville ou following Sunday. It is but a short time now before the primary meets for tlie purpose of ap pointing delegates to the territorial vention. Now is the time to enroll your names on the Free Press. Mr. T. J. Florencei tlie best scholar in northern Idaho, sold his miles west of town last week to sheriff Talkington, and left for Portland, where he will spend the winter. The board of county commissioners met on Monday of last week as a board of equalization, hut as no complaints were made tlie fathers adjourned with out altering the assessment roll. Pat Keane was up from the Lolo ferry yesterday for medicine for young Greer, who is suffering frojn congestion of tlie lnugs. Keane says the Short line sur veyors are six miles below Kauiiah and making two miles per day. J. C. Parker was in from Red river last week and brought down a load of pelts from his trapping camp on the upper meadow. He will winter in there dividing iiis time between trapping and prospecting his quartz ledge. We saw Mr. Clark, the Oregon short line surveyor, at Lewiston last Sunday night, he tiaving just arrived from Greer's ferry, on the Clearwater cross ing of tho Pierce city truil sixty-five miles above Lewiston, where his survey ing party are now at work. He will be at Kainiah to-day and promised us to visit Grangeville to-morrow, although lie will do no surveying on tlie prairie. Returning from Lewiston to the prairie after a few day's absence is like going hack three months in tlie year, such is tlie changed climate. Lewiston itself is an oasis of verdure in a desert of baie and brown hills, of which tlie eye soon tires, while the beautiful prairie, with its regal mountains, radiant with tlie glories of a thousand stiiuitig growths, exhibits a landscape as fuiras the hanging gardens of Babylon. o con in alien six of to of of au Dr. C. A. Gay will he in Lewiston by the first of September He is pre pared to do first class dental work at reasonable prices. Give him a call if want your teeth put in first-class about him. LI is ap pointaient was confirmed by the senate before adjournment. Mike Smith, along time resident of has sold lus ranci) two Lon Day for Smith will shortly leave the prairie on a visit to his old home in the Webfoot country. I'he boys left Mt. Idaho Tuesday with the last rouud-up of Mr. Brown's horses. They will join the main hand on Red river and drive them to Montana, probably to Miles city or beyond. 1! ,ii 4 i iii t>. 1'. Moms received a thoroughbred .. :. .. ^ * •virs. htnssier went to Lewiston l uesday with her brother-in-law, Mr. iv bhlssler, w ho has returned to the He hie ed a of no of are the to the to this in all are us on you ' order. The congress just, adjourned session live months and twenty-eight days. As an associated body of loafers tins congress takes the cake and the bakery and the young ladv behind the counter. was in We enquired diligently while below ns to tlie probable arrival of the Indian agent, but. nobody know anything new the prairie, miles north of town $1,000. Mr. to a as states on a brief business trip, located land in tlie vicinage of 1 canyon and lawyer's will speedily return to it, accompanied by his family. lion. \V. A Goulder was in Lewiston nr visit and promises to prairie to-morrow and Htay a law days to interview some of our old timers for the purpose of obtaining in formation for his forthcoming history ot Idaho. at the time of visit tlie Messrs. Magill and Lockwood, who were here lust spring buying cattle for tlie Chicago market, have returned, and aro now buying several brands for the purpose of remaining witli us and engaging in the cattle raising industry. I'hey will probably locate on Sal river. llie Press office w ill be moved into its new building this afternoon and to morrow. In a few days more, tlie old fashioned nail kegs and sugar barrels which have hitherto done duty as seats and editorial table will be re placed by leather cushioned chairs und a line wuluut desk. 111 Oil A Moonlight Ride.—M aj and the editor left Warrens lat evening for the Harm Springs, a lovely night in August, not a cloud visible and the Shearer e one It was glorious stars shining with a luster one seldom sees out of the mountains. Tlie was shining brightly, and the slender trunks of the bluck pine cast ghostly shadows athwart the trail in tho strong light of tli which rose above tlie horizon and illu minated the tree tops as we descended into the gloomy recesses of Long gulch. The queen of night was well up in the heavens as we made tlie Secesli mead wh, where no longer screened by the timber, tlie atmosphere was chill will) the faintest suggestion of frost, creek came into view from time to time ils waters glistened in the moonlight like moon ü moon o As the a silver riband, but as tlie night grew cold it became obscured by the vapor extracted from its waters by the cold atmosphere. About midnight reached the springs, put up our heated steeds and were i?oon enjoying the lnx ury of u plunge into tlie waters of those delightful springs. we Mr. Burgdorf had prepared a night-cap for us, so we ad journed to bed and were soon in a sleep one never enjoys out of the mountains. You fellows who which never get your own from under tlie shadow of vine and fig tree don't know what pleas ure is to be derived frofn a race across the broad expanse of Secesli meadow in a full flood of moonlight—with rheu matism in every ray of lier, ride inspires meditation, and the roundings lend a somber cast to the mind and thoughts too deep for utter ance come gushing forth in abundance from the active brain. s Such a sur tlie are it will to and Our Mountain Trip. •Tlie boys in the mines stood in nobly to the support of tlie Free Press, and all hands united in making our stay as pleasant and profit able as possible. There aro only a few white men left in there now, net enough to justify a newspaoer man iu making the trip from a business point of view, r nd the boys know that our principal object in visiting them is to renew old acquaintance and see the country, and there is nothing too much to ask of them that they won't do. They are as fine, good-hearted and whole-souled a crowd of men as ever lived in the mountains, and when we left camp we did it with a light heart and heavy sack. It is the fervent wish of the editor that tlie Lord may be with them and prosper them, and the angel of good luck guide them to a prospect where each of 'em may come out with au everlasting fortune which \va trust they will long enjoy until they take the trail which terminates in the great bevond, where the range is ever fresh and green, there to graze until the last grand round-up takes place. the on * to pre at if ALTOX MIXING DISTRICT. [From Hailey News-Miner.] Messrs. John A. Gowan and Dave Sterrit returned to Sawtooth from a trip down tlio Salmon, some 100 miles below Sawtooth, last Saturday afternoon. The boys had been gone between three and four weeks and looked « trifle dilapi dated, which Dave explained as follows: "We had started from home and 11,0 7th camped on the waters of the ,n, **ul'3 fork, and on the Stb started out oarly on foot to look up the trail for Loon creek. We did not pitch our tent of the night befoie, hut spread it under soul<) trees. When vie left the camp we turned up the canvas over our grub. blankets, etc., and set our guns up "!î"inst a tree, and were, as we supposée!, extremely careful to put out the fire, as' ever i' t hi' 1 k was very dry, leaving our uv<> SHI,l *le horses and two pack animals | lear * 16 uam P- We made good time, 1 can assure; you. Gowan knew just "^ e le 1,18 coat an(l wished into ' ie lru aUl I pulled what there was left ,,r ,i ..,.,i u i. , troyed. W e knew the general direction we ought to take was only conjecture : hut we knew that there was no time to be lost. Tearing up strips of canvas, and tying them together for bridle reins) wo dug the bits out of the ashes and started tor our horses. They were so badly scared that it took us some time to catch them. Wo started up the mountain and soon found that we could not make any time on account of tho pack auimnls, and abandoned them. We rode horseback as long as we could see to folluw the truil and camped on the side of a steep mountain heavily timbered and obtained a little rest by getting on the upper side of some largo trees. Blurting the morning as soon as we could see, we rode till 4 p. stream and found a board on the oppo site bank with the legend, *15 miles to Yellow Jacket; take right hand trail; leave Loon creek hero,' and knew that we had by good luck struck the right trail. We made the 15 miles over a rough trail as fast as our tired animals could get over it, and just at dark sight ed a Chinaman, tfhotn wo came upon very unexpectedly. He yelled: 'Gelee klise, wasser matter now,' and bolted. We soon overtook him and explained us possible, our situation, and that we had not eaten anything for two duys, except a few berries. He was not long in get up a good square meal, but we put it out of sight quicker. When we had finished the Mongolian resented an oiler to pay him, saying : 'Melicau man come hun gry, alien satneo Chinaman.' We spent tho night with Captain Varney, and next day made Bonanza, where we ob tained hoots, saddles, etc. ami we are none the worse for our hard trip. "What about the country down there?'' we asked. Dave replied: "The claim that John son, Blatteriy and Reardou are working, has tho best showing I ever saw for the amount of work done, and we have made some locations equally as good They made their locations last summer. They will stay with them as long as possible and get out this fall. We had ore sacked to bring home that would have surprised you, but the sacks were burned with the rest, and we had no way of packing it. We loft Charley Wright, Jim Quinn, Billy JLilson, Pete Ole-on and Ole Opeland near the head of Big creek, where thev have made several good locations. Bupplies packed in from Lewiston to Warrens, and thence 25 miles to the head of Big creek. At the mouth of Elk creek there are several ranches, where plenly of vegetables of all kinds can bo purchased and game of all kinds, elk, deer, tain sheep uud hear pleuty, grouse moro than abundant, and the finest trout fishing in the territory. Their route from Sawtooth was down the Salmon to Capo Horn house, fol lowing the Banner trail to the mouth of Deadman's gulch, turning to the right down Bear valley, over a low divide to Sulphur creek, up Sulphur, over a low divide to the right into Pin Basin, fol lowing it down and over" a low divide to Lost Mile camp, following down a creek to the forks of the south fork of the Salmon to Yellow Pine Basin ; thence up a tributary of the south fork to its head and across the divide into Big Creek Basin. 15 miles from Yellow Pine. the in on in in., when we struck a some are tnoun Lewiston. —Lewiston is dull—mighty dull. For bona fide downright business tlie town does'nt seem to care a tinker's imprecation. It builds its hopes of future greatness upon possible railroad connections. It is wonderful how many presumably shrewd business men there are down there who never realise that it takes more than a railroad to make a town. If these short-sighted people will just take a map and see how many huudreds of railroad towns there are in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, excellently situated, that do not amount to a notch on a stick, they might gain some wisdom. Its tributary country is under lock and key on the reservation, and until those lands are utilized Lewiston will never realise the expecta tions formed of lier. Bro. Bacon, of the Boise Republican, and Bro. Brizee of the Blackfoot Re porter, are respectfully informed that the people up this way don't go a cent on their Dubois snide-political-third party-side-shows. In fact the anxiety they manifest to wet-nurse it int» existence, and their repeated denuncia tions of the old parties and their own Pharusaical pretensions to honesty looks like a stroug desire on their part to steal something.