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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
TERMS, IN ADVANCE. $3, PER YEAR V YVY/\Y?YA\ yaxsvayy. GRANGEYILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1886. YOL I. NUMBER XII. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY —by— A F PARKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Gbangeville, Idaho. Entered as second-class matter at Grangkville Post-office. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : o:-to ,S 3.00 One copy year,. One copy Bix months,. One copy three months, jjgy-No paper or advertisement dis continued until all arrearages are paid up: 2.00 1.25 o: •to ADVERTISING RATES : Promptly Furnished on Application. BQySubscriptlon, advertising and Job VV'ork payable in U. S. Gold Coin. PROFESSIONAL FAROS. A. A HARRIS, Justice of tlie Peace. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO. All business In my line attended to with neatuess and dispatch. A- H GORDON, Notary 1* ubli c, —AND— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Orangeville, Idaho. J H FORNEY, Attome y-at-L a w DISTRICT ATT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC o: •:o Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory, practice in all the courts of the Territory. Mortgage loans negotiated and collec tions promptly made. Will R J MONROE, LAND ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. Lewiston, Idaho -to to Practices before all branches of the U. S. Land Department. Jte»y*Tia 0 had an experience of over twelve years in the IT. 8. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho C- A. SEARS, FAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZIEP. IPAno. Grangeville, DOORS AND SASH ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER, W. G. Brown. Idaho, Grangeville, GXSO. GRHDB, —AGENT FOR— D' M- Osborne Sc Co's. AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST ING MACHINERY, Plows, Wagons, Farming Implements Grangeville, - Idaho. Pears on & Noyes, Carpenters Sc Builders Doors and Sash, and a full line oi Bhop-Work ; also wagon work done in a workman-like manner. Grangeville, Idaho. DAYIS & CUNNINGHAM Blacksmithing Establishment They do all kinds of work in the Black smithing line. Xirst-Class Horse Shoeing* o: ■to Wagons, &c., repaired as good as new on short notice. Main Street, Grangeville. Grangeville Meat Market, SCHMADEKA & INGRAM, —dealers in— Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. They also carry a full line of Saddles, Har ness, Ac. o: —to - Idaho. Grangeville, THE JERSEY HOUSE. Grangevillc, - •• 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:-to The table is always supplied with the delicacies of the market. :o ■*o Stage and Express Oflice. Ot — to A neat Bar, with commodious club rooms and BILLIARD TABLE are con nected with the Hotel, where the finest imported liquors, wines and cigars can be obtained. MT IDAHO HOTEL. L. P. BROWN, Proprietor. to ot Office of Lewiston and Mi. Stage Line. Idaho o:-to Mt. Idaho FLOUR MILLS L. P. BROWN, Prop. F. I>. VANSISE, Contractor and Builder. 1 o:-:o Idaho. Grangkvii-le, Bibby & Nickel, Physicians Sc Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW DRUG STORE, ot—-to PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies o: to Prescriptions carefully compounded. tärOffice hours day and night, "©a Grangeville, Idaho. EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, 8ALE STABLES AND CORRAL. ot to ARAM A SOX, Propretors. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on hand. o: ■:o 1Ä- Careful attention given to stock. Grangeville, - IDAHO. CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's. o:-to Horse-Shoeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done in the best style. Wagons and Carriages, repaired in style equal to Eastern work. BguPriccs Reasonable."®! Grangeville, • Idaho, THE FREE* PRESS. a in FRIDAY, SETT. 3, 1880. Notice. —The undersigned will pros ecute to the full extent of the law all persons found hunting upon my timber culture claim two miles northwest of town. A man that cannot tell TREES from CHICKENS had better stay at Charles Uociiepiekre. Pine Creek.— Ben Brown arrived on the prairie Saturday after a summer's prospect trip through eastern Oregon and southern Idaho, lie took in the Pine creek mines and says there are some good ledges there, but lots of base metal, and too much jawbone circula ting there to make a good camp. J. N. Osborne, he says, was about to bond bis ledges in the camp to a company of Kentucky capitalists for $58,000 and ex pected to be on the prairie in a few days more. That Osborne is a rustler from Russellville "sure's your born," and we want to see him pull out with a boodle as big as a west country hay stack. Pierce City. —There is a desire on the part of the residents of Pierce city that the southern half of Sliosho county be annexed to Idaho county at the next sessionof Die legislature. From a business point of view it would be good policy on our part, as there would be a large revenue derived there from with no expense but the inciden tal cost of collecting, which could be reduced by having a deputy sheriff and assessor over there. Since the develop ment of the Cœur d'Alene country the Oro Fino boys have been heavily taxeil and they are so far from the county seat as to be completely isolated and deprived any participation in the county affairs. We shall refer to this subject again before the legislature meets, and meanwhile submit it to Iho people for consideration. home. !.. of New Office. —The Free Press is now installed in its own building west of tlie Grange hall, where tbe editor can be found sixteen hours a day from until tho swallows nest again, ready to attach his autograph to payments of subscription and advertising accounts. The Press may now be regarded of tlie permanent county, although there are too many people on the prairie who claim to be too poor to putigle $3 per year, but they feel rich enough to bum the paper every week from their neighbors who had he manhood to subscribe and puy for it when it started, who desire to start in now will find us accommodating enough to take wood, wheat, warrants and money, or anything else which we can utilise in a horse trade. We draw Die line at old clotl as we came to Camas prairie and started the Press for no other object than to wear out a job lot of old duds which have been accumulating since the war. Three dollars per year, in advance. now ns one fixtures of Idaho 1 Non-subscribers ICS we More Prospects.— Hull Rice and one or two others, who started into the Buffalo Hump region on a prospecting trip, returned to town last Thursday and report the discovery of good pay dirt on a tributary of the south fork of Clear water which they presume to be Ten Mile creek, wide basin well up towards the head of the creek and they saw a prospect hole —evidently sunk years ago—which they could see had not reached bedrock by the small quantity of gravel thrown out, so they sunk another hole in another part, and found color from tbe roots as far down as they went. After sinking a few feet the water bothered them, but they succeeded in raising color to the extent of two and one-half cents to the pan. Owing to the dense smoko which hides everything from view the boys were unable to ascertain the exact location of tlie creek, but they know that it heads in the Hump regiou and empties into the soutli fork about ten miles above old man John's ranch. There is half a dozen sluice heads run ning in the creek anil at the lower end of the basin there is a heavy fall which gives a good chance to open up the creek aud dump into tlie canyon. Tlie gold is of the same character as that found on tlie bars of the south fork, and the boys started out with the iutention of petting to the prairie and returning to rig up a pump and go to bedrock, but were delayed by having to double the Hump and getting lost in the smoke and down timber. They will return a day or two, and large numbers of peo ple on the prairie are anxious that they may strike it rich and develop a good camp. Several new ledges have been struck in the new Alton district of late, which are reported to he bigger and richer than any heretofore discovered, that event Logan mountain will be the best quartz country in America. There is a long, flat and grass m In LOCAL POINTS. , of at U. wo the ing his to the to the us for of by try of a to J. H. Gaffney is in Lewiston. Quartz location notices for sale here. Iron-dad note hooks for sale at this office. The thick smoke aggravates catarrh troubles. The wind always has something to "blow" about. The nights and mornings are now getting quite cool. Editor Cutting lias been released aud the cruel war with Mexico is over. Times and things are almighty quiet around the county offices these days. School commences next Monday under the supervision of Rev. Hall. John Gilbach has lost a valuable span of horses by sickness since J uly I. The boys who went with Hawley some two weeks since have all returned. The democratic primary elections in this countv will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11. Clias. Wood will be up from his ranch with his family, about the latter part of tlie week. The Chinese pack-train arrived from Slato creek last Tuesday, with goods for C,B. Wood. Several wagon-loads of freight were received ill Graugeville, the fore part of the week. The day of the cayuse cow is about over. Tbe world demands beef iu its honied slock. A. II. Gordon received the fore part of the week a portion of the material for his cabinet shop. Maj. liinnard arrived out from Elk city last week and is now at Mt. Idaho suffering from lung troubles. A fellow who has been there says that babies are the coupons attached to the bonds of matrimony. Mrs. Til man and daughters returned last week from a visit to Lewiston, Farmington and Medical lake. Mr. Turner left for Secesh creek with a force of men last week to build the county bridge at the lower crossing. John Dower now sports an artificial leg, but is unable to get around without the help of old-fashioned crutches. Frank Vansise is putting up a new residence, 18x28, opposite Air. Green's place, it will be ono aud a half stories high. Mr. IUjx of the firm of lUeiler & TFax wtio has been visiting below for some time is expected home the latter part of the week. J. II. McCallie dentist, will be absent the next six or seven weeks, on his re turn lie will make his office in Dr. Bibhy's drug Htore. Autumn has set. in at last and the trees are now shedding their mother green, and we can no more hear the song of the robin. B r m. Hawley returned from the Cœur d'Alene country on Tuesday last, and we understand that he brought his cat tle as far as If'hite Bird. The atmosphere on Craig's mountain must agree with Forney and Parker. They keep sending to Mt. Idaho for potatoes. They report all well. "Thrice is he armed who hath his quarrel just."— Shakespeare. And four times lie who getshis-blow in fust .—Prose Voick. Ben. Morris, Jerry Dorman and Gov. Ward went down to the big cove on a hunt Monday and returned after corral ing a cayuse deck load of deer meat. Mr. White has recovered from the horse kick so as to be about on four legs, but lie still sutlers severely from pain, which allows hitn but little sleep. Conrad Frutb, an old-timer iu these parts is now at Weiser city, where at last accounts he was negotiating for the sale of his big copper mine in tli8 Seven Devil region. Matt Truscott has been commissioned as postmaster at Mt. Idaho, giving bonds in $12,000 and will assume the duties of the office as soon as his bonds are approved. Messrs. Alexander and Freidenricli received from below on Tuesday last 8.000 pounds of flour, and before it was laid down at their store door 2300 pounds were sold. A letter was received from Josh Fock ler, who is now camped on Big Catnas prairie, that he will have to remain there for a time on account of ono hun dred of his animals being sick. Mr. Forney took his family over to the Frank Vancise place on the moun tain last Monday where they will rusticate for awhile and enjoy the beauties of their temporary home. A number of the farmers on the prairie are 'now busy hauling their winters wood. Wo call attention to thoee indebted to the Press office to bring along what they promised us. Dr. C. A. Gay will be 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 you want your teeth put in first-class order. Parties from IIeiser city are negotia ting for the bonding of the "Bull Dog" mine in Warrens, and if they succeed and consummate the sale they will own one ol the best quartz properties in Idaho territory. The democratic territorial convention will be held in Bellevue on Thursday next, Sept 9th, when honest John Hailey will be nominated by acclama tion as the standard bearer of the demo cracy of Idaho. Schmadeka and Ingram killed on H'ednesday of tliis week a two year old steer that weighed 800; besides they recently purchased another small band of cattle which they intend to keep up and feed during the winter. We learn that they are doing a pretty good busi ness west ol Graugeville. all of at on the are N. of a at m In The weather of Into lias been as dry , as a prohibition town, IPe fear that lots of men will get lost in the mountains in this dreadful smoke. Mr. and Mrs. Housefly are in town with their numerous family and are as much of a nuisance as ever, Maj, Shearer arrived up from Salmon river with his family yesterday and will reside at Mt. Idaho permanently. Frank White will leave the prairie shortly to work awhile with his team on the projected Cœur d'Alene railroad. Parties having promised us wood on subscription are requested to haul tho same immediately and herein fail not. Mrs. O. L. Odle, accompanied by her youngest daughter, Miss Emma, left on Monday last fora protracted visit to Iowa. Allen Green's youngest child was lying at the point of death from dysentery on 11 ednesday, but Dr. Kirk wood brought him around again. Dr. Kirkwood has had threo pationts on Salmon river of late, Mrs. l.arge, one of the Kobie children and a chiuaman at While liird. All are convalescing. The republicans of Idaho county will find an item of much interest to them oyer the signature of the chairman of the central committee published elsu wliere in this paper. Ezra Baird assumed the duties of the U. S. marshal's office on the first of the mouth. The people of south Idaho, except a few Dubois strikers, are well pleased at hia appointment. Phil. Cleary, of Joliu Day creek, is the first to hoist the color of his stock brand in the columnsof tho Free Press. Several others will soon appear, and wo hope to make this a featute of the short-horn journal of Idaho county. Mr. Scott, of Sea View, Sonora county, Cal., is visiting friends on the prairie, and is so favorably impressed with the country that lie is hunting a stock ranch and w ill probably locate across Clear water and go into the stock business. Mr. Jf'ilson hauled the first load of material for his new building west of the Press office during the week. He will erect a two story house, using the lower lloor for a harness and baddle shop and the upper floor for residence purposes. "Into each life some rain must fall" sings a poet. Now, there are so many lives out here, and wev'e had so much sunshine this summer that if the rain coming to each of us would fall at the same time it would prove an excellent blessing. * Mr. Gilmore, of Cottonwood,is build ing a blacksmith and wagon Bliop adjoining King's store and will soon he ready of business. His neighbors speak highly for liipi us a first-class mechanic, and with the rich country tributary to his stand lie will undoubtedly do well. A great deal of lumber Is being hauled to different points on the prairie from the sawmill. With cheaper lumber there will bo a boom in improvements and the chicken houses which now do duty as human habitations will be re placed by residences tit for Christians to live in. Two young ladies, Miss Ada and Miss Lizzie Cliallis, have purchased the Martinsville, (Ind.) Gazette, and this is the way they talk in their first editorial: ''Pause, young man ; you want to get married, and it is about time you did." Gucbh we'd like to taste of the nectar contained in those "cliallis." Mr. Kenn was in town from the "Bullion" mine last Saturday and showed us assuyera reports upon samples of ore from the ledge which goes"42 ounces in silver and $0.90 in gold to the ton. With proper reduction works for the treatment of the ore the ''Bullion" possesses facilities for development which would make it a valuable mine. The Cottonwood school closed on Friday last after a term of four months, during which the pupils made splendid progress under the tuition of Miss Rosa A. Belknap, whose qualifications for pouring instruction over the youthful mind are of« the highest order. She is quick, active and as bright as a new dollar, and her scholarship is of the first order. Fires across Clearwater, fires on both sides the Salmon, fires on Craig's moun tain and fires way north in the Cœur d'Alenes have made the atmosphere very trying to weak lungs for the past two weeks, and the smoko is getting more and more blanket like in its density. The weather, too, is unusually sultry for this season of the year, so that all in all we are having a foretaste of that tropical climate where lots of us expect to graduate in the sweet by and by under the tuition of old man Lucifer. IP. A Goulder an aged gentleman who who has been vistitiug this upper coun try for the purpose of writing up wes tern Idaho, was at Grangeviile a few days and obtained some very valuable information concerning this great stock raising country. Mr. Goulder is an able writer and no doubt will throw some solid facts in the light of those mostly interested in this great bunch grass climate. He left on llednesilay's stage, much improved in health, and with expectations of visiting us again. The Press respectfully suggests that Freddie Dubois lay in a stock of ico, few linen dusiersand a large assortment of Ians, as he will likely find the weather somewhat tropical ini the approaching campaign. IPe have a magazine full of earthquakes, cyclones, sockdolagers and red-liot camion balls filed away for his especial benefit aud the fur will 11 v at the drop of the hat. Idaho has posted a placard over her door that no more carpet-baggers need apply to her for political honors. Singiser worked that lead entirely out and overdid it so completely that wild-cat schemers like Dubois and his ilk will be more likely to starve to death than to grow fat on the honors thrust upon them by tbe people o( this territory. for the yet and the ono in for and do of is is the on will the lb, of W. er * a Climatic, Some people seem to think that because this country is not deluged with a regular Noah's flood of rain at every full and change of the moon, the theory of the settlement of try causing it to become able is forever exploded. We d* not think so. By settlement is generally meant the agricultural development of the country. When this view is taken of it wo contend that the theory will hold good. The settlement of this coun« try has been much more rapid than ita agricultural development, and tbe peo ple are apt to look for a change in cli mate which they have not helped to bring about. When seyenty-flyo ninety per cent, of the land is plowed land brought under cultivation a now coun more season or we may expect to seo a change take place in the nature of the seasons. It is safe to Bay that not ten por cent, of the agricultural lands of northern Idaho have plowod. The hard prairie sod sheds rain like a sliinglo roof, while plowed and will absorb and hold a large quan tity of moisture. As the cultivated acreage increases, most of the rainfall will be absorbed and the water supply will be better and the seasons less certain. The evaporation of moisture fiom the wot earth will cool the air and attract tho rain clouds which will afford a been un* fresh supply of moisture for tho repetition of the process. Our seasons are nlready good and we confi dently except to see them improve as the country is brought into agricultural use. We call this a dry summer, and yet we had rain on the Fourth of July and again on August 20. Compared with the eighteen months drought in Texas and Florida, wo who get rain every month in the year should be the last to Kick at the climatic conditions with which we are blessed. Legislative. —Under the new appor tionment Idaho county is entitled to ono couucilman and one representative in the Idaho legislature. Hon. 8, 8. Fonn appears to be tho popular choice for tho council on the democratic ticket, and tlie indications are that he will be nominated. There is some talk on tbe republican side of nominating Dr. Wade, of Cottonwood, for tbe council. Whoever may be elected we hope will do tbeir level best to secure the repeal of that odious and un-American test oath bill which now disgraces our statutes. The exercise of tho franchise is the democratic feature of our institu tions, and the people will do well to resent any unjust and arbitrary restric tions imposed upon them by legislative usurpations. Both county conventions ought to declare for an unrestricted suffrage. A Slim Calfndaii.—U p to date there is only one case—a suit for divorce on the culendar for the coming term of dis trict court which convenes in this county on third Wednesday in September. This will be grand news for the tax-payers, although it presents a poor outlook for lawyers who may contemplate locating here. There is less litigation in Idaho county than in any other county in the territory. At the hour of going to press tbe smoke lias largely disappeared and a* much needed rain is threatened. Tliis seasons wheat crop of the United States will exceed that of last year by 75,090,000 bushels. Our commercial ex changes all report a more hopeful feeling among merchants, with collections ma terially improving at different points. Prices for cattle in the British markets have lately fluctuated rather violently, the latest quotations indicate 12Jc per lb, as being the best price for American steers. Our friends N. B. Jenkins, John Long, Doug. Peterson and Meek arrived in from Warrens last night to stay a few days m town. They bring good news from camp which we will publish next week. Allen Green's youngest child died last night, tU*; news reaching this office simultaneously with the announcment of the birth of a daughter to Air. aud Mib, Hovey. Smiles in one family, tears in another. Thus runs the world away. Leland Waylanil and family left for Lewiston during the week, where Mrs. W. will resume her occupation as teach er of the primary department of tho public schools of the Clearwater metrop olis. Dr. Bibby lost tbe road to the Silver wood ranch across Clearwater last Tuesday night owing to the dense smoke, and had to come to an anchor and await the dawn before he reached his destination. Rev. J. D. Me Conkey, rector of tbe Episcopal church of the nativity, in Lewiston, accompanied by Benj. Booth Esq., the gentleman who purchased the Brearley ditch and mill in the metrop olis, aro visiting the prairie. Mr. Mo Conkey preached at the Grange hall last evening. lion. Geo. IF. Norris, the new Indian agent, arrived at Lewiston on Monday's steamer and was met by a large num ber of Indians from Kauiiah and Lapwai and given a hearty recepti on. He pro ceeded immediately to Lapwai and will assume the duties ol the agency with * out delay.