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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
$3, PER YEAR TERMS, IN ADVANCE. ram yayvy^yvy. NUMBER XIII. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 18S6. VOL I. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY —BY A F- PARKER, editor and proprietor. Phangevillk, Idaho. Entered as second-class matter at Grangeville Post-office. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : o:-'-o .S 3.00 ..12.00 . 1.25 86S"Nq paper or advertisement dis continued until all arrearages are j>aid up: One copy year.■ One copy six months,. Ono copy three months...... o: ■:o ADVERTISING RATES: Promptly Furnished on Application. BÉàTSubBcriptlon, advertising and Job Work payable in U. S. Gold Coin. PROFESSIOXAL CARDS. A. A HARRIS, Justice of the Peace GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. All business in my line attended to with neatness and dispatch. A H GORDON, Notary Public, —and— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND RÉAL ESTATE AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Idaho. Orangeville, J H FORNEY, A 11 o r n e y-at-L a w. DISTRICT ATT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC o:-:o Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory. .Will practice in all the courts of the Territory. Mortgage loans negotiated aud collec tions promptly made. R. J. MONROE, ATTORNEY AND ESTATE AGENT. Lewiston, IdahQ :o-:o Practices before all branches of the U. S. Land Department. ®®"IIa 3 had an experience of over twelve years in the TT. S. Land (plfice at Lewiston, Idaho.'®® REAL LAND c- A. SEARS, PAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZ1EP. - Idaho. Grangeville, DOORS AID SAS1I ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER, w. G. Brown. Grangeville, GEO. GREER, —agent for— D- M- Osborne Sc Co's. AGRICULTURAL AND HARVEST ING MACHINERY, Plows, Wagons, Farming Implements Grangeville, Pearson & Noy^sj Carpenters Sc Builders Doors and Sasli, and a fill Une of Shop-Work ; also wagon, work (lone in a workman-like tfianner, Orangeville, Idaho, - Pda ho. Idaho. DAVIS & CUNNINGHAM Blacksmithing Eatablishnieni •:o o: They do all kinds off work in the Black smithing line. I >rse Shoeing First-Class o: ■:o Wagons, Ac., repsiired as good as new on shtfcrt notice. J Grangeville. Main Street, GrançeYilld Meat Malrket, SCHMADEkA & INGRAM, — DE ilers in— Fresh and Cured carry a full 1 Meats, Ac. They also ne of Saddles, Har nfess, Ac. Idaho. Grangeville, THE JERSEY HOUSE. Orangeville, - Idaho. as as tho us HIRAM TIT MAN, Prop. o:-:o This House is completely furnished with all the conveniences aud 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 of the market. —'o Stage and Express Office. He term the o:-:o 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. goes good take his a her know make the sense on it gress well plete They hood the the keep tions adds We a here of for 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. J>. VATV&I&E, Contractor and Builder. o:-:o Idaho. Grangeville, Bibby & Nickel ' Physicians Sc Surgeons, —OFFICE AT TIIE— NEW DRUG STORK, o:—-:o PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies o: -:o Prescriptions carefully compounded. (STOflice hours day aud night. "^38 Idaho. Grangeville, EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, SALE STABLES AND CORRAL. o:-:o ARAM A SOX, Proprietors. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on band. out the we as o:-:o BQuCareful attention given to stock. - Idaho. Grangeville, CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's. o:-:q Horse-Shoeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done in the best style. Wagons and Carriages, ' repaired in style equal to Eastern work. Igk,Prices Koasonablc.'Sa Idaho. Grangeville, THE FREE PRESS. in last one get hall on the in to tiie city to Red in was it do able and will will the by 700 to old the FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 1S8G. Announcement. —I announce myself as a candidate for the legislature, sub ject to a nomination by the democratic county convention. Earthquake. —A terrible earthquake occurred at Charleston, S. C., Aug. 31, which has wrecked the city. Sixty lives were lost and immense damago done to property. Tho shock was felt as far north as Washington city. Hamlet Ommitted.—A short time 3inco the chief of the Boise city assay office made a report hy counties of tho yield of gold dust iu Idaho territory. The estimate was fair enough except that. Idaho county was entirely ignored. Next to Alturas—and possibly Boise county, Iduho county yields more gold-dust than all of them, and to ommit us out of the list is an unpardonable oversight. A. F. Parker. Sudden Death. —Sergt. Wolfe died suddenly near Grangeville on the after noon of Monday, of paralysis of the heart. He had an attack of the com plaint the previous evening and another about three hours before his death. He was formerly stationed at camp Howard and at the expiiation of his term of service engaged in farming on the prairie where he has ever since resided, Newspaper Morals.—A meek and mild-mannered paragraph occasionally goes the round of. our pious and goody good exchanges in regard to what con stitutes a moral newspaper. The sub stance of their conclusions is that the model paper is one which a man can take home to his family and hand to his wife and daughters without causing a blush, or to the hired girl without causing lier to throw her apron over her head aud run out of the room. We know of several such papers, that would make anything blush. The heading to the papers are a signboard that there is "nothing in it." Lack of ambition o> sense is often misconstrued as classical cleanliness and organic purity. Tiie Survey. —Mr. Clark, chief engineer of the Short lino survey party running lines up tiie Clearwater, was on the prairie last week, and will make it their base of supplies during the pro gress of their work. We ieara that his instructions are to make a permanent survey of it, and that they will survey well up into the mountains, and then asi^nd to the summit and survey down before snowfall, iu order to as far as practicable with thorough work com plete as much as possible this year. They keep on the south side of Clear water from Lewiston tip to the neighbor hood of Greer's ferry, where tiie route crosses to the north side and runs up through Ivamiah, continuing up the middle fork on the north side as far as the work has extended. They are now about forty miles above tho sub-agency. Matrimonial.—I f enpid would visit the prairie and put in a little manful work to bring about events which would keep hjs name before the world he would add luster to his fame as an industrious little worker. In other sec tions of this great and glorious union he causes sweet vows to be exchanged, adds to the exchequers of the nuptial knottyers, gives tiie newspapers some thing to print, increases the trade in queensware aud furniture and casts aside the gloom which overshadows many in tho midst of these hard times. We hear of him occasionally with his mythical bow, and will guarantee him a long string ofscalps if he will come up here and pierce the sentimental hearts of our young people who are as ripe for matrimonial slaughter as the golden wheat in our grain fields is ripe for the harvester. the Yellow Pine, —Notwithstanding the exposures in the Free Press that the Yellow Pine excitement is a humbug, several of the boys in Warrens have been bitten with the fever and have , , , , in Sutherland, were in there recently and "sorter whooped the boys up" to strike out for the alleged Eldorado on their say-so. Professional liars can nearly always command good wages, and those fellows would have been easily worth $100 per month to us while we were running the Cœur d'Alene Eayli during the stampede in the early days of that camp. The topography of the middle (ork country, where the Yellow Pine basin is alleged tobe located, ought to convince practical miners that it is an unlikely locality for placer mines, and we don't believe that in all the middle «fork watershed a basin exists as large as Yellow Pine is said to be. already gone or are soon going in. The originators of the fraud, Gifford and to , it at rie In the to at ty to a is a LOCAL POINTS. Pay your taxes. Business is visibly improving. Democratic primaries to-morrow. Wm. Hill's sick child is recovering. Quartz location notices for Fale here. Iron-clad note books for sale at this office. Nate Earl was up from Freedom dur ing the week. R. White will build a new residence here sometime this fall. A subscription is circulating to buy tools for the graveyaad. ■Sheriff Talkingtou is busy these days rounding up tho jurymen. Wheat is selling in Lewiston free on board at 48 cents per bushel. The first white frost of the season fell on Craig's mountain Monday night. Ten thousand tons of hay have been cut on Camas prairie this season. This weeks' issue completes the first quarter of the publication of tho Free Press. Both the big pack-trains are in Lewis ton loading for the last through trip to Warrens. Aram's new livery stable was com pleted aril opened on Wednesday of this week. Rev. W. A. Hall is building a hot house and conservatory on his property adjoining town. The Odd-Fellows hall at Placerville in the Boise basin was destroyed by fire last week. Republican primary elections are held one week from to-morrow, Saturday, Sept. IStb. There is good fishing on Craig's mountain. You can fish all day and get never a bite. Rev. J. D. McConkev preached to quite a large audience at the Grange hall lagt Thursday night. Fred Hovey accepts congratulations on the addition to his family with all the suavity of a veteran. There are 12,000 graded merino sheep in Idaho county, and the wool clip there from aggregated 00,000 pounds. Amos Carver arrived in the metropolis Monday with a train load of fruit pro duce from Ins Salmon river ranch. flats, wheat, warrants, wood and money are legal tender for subscriptions to the Press until further notice. The new Indian agent creates a very favorable impression iu the minds of tiie people of the Nez Perce country. A party of prospectors from Pierce city are on their way across to Elk city to put in a month bunting quartz iu the Red river region. Nearly all the Knmiah bucks are out in the mountains hunting, but their re turn is looked for soon to attend the waw-waw at Lapwai. The new meat market in this burg was opened for public patronage during week and sturts out with a fair share of support. The mining fever is breaking out in Idaho county. Several quartz men have visited us this year with a view to invest in mining properties. No, Laura, no. Tiiey do not open the campaign with a can-opener. They do it with a corkscrew. How little, alas, do women know about politics. The saw-mills in this county are un able to supply the demand for lumber, and various contemplated improvments will be held over until next year. An addition is being built to the Mt, Idaho hotel in which the post-office will be kept as soon as Matt Truscott— the new Nasby—receives his commis sion. The major portion of the lumber re quired for the new \Vill6on building west of the Press office is on the ground, and will toon rear its head skyward. Mr. A. Binnard of Lewiston, came up by private team last Sunday anil returned next day with Maj. Binnard, who we trust will soon recover his old time health and strength. The finest wheat we have seen of this years crops was raised on the Brockman ranch on the Cotton wood road. He has 700 bushels of it, hut has not a pound to sell at present prices. it was reported that Wells Fargo's express company had abandoned all their Idaho agencies, but the old reliables are still doing business at their old stand throughout the Clearwater country. Tho recent rains have greatly clarified the atmosphere, and the lovely prairie with its regal. surrouhdings, once again looms up fresh and green in the bright rays of the September sun. Messrs. Castle and Turpin were in town Tuesday outfitting for their wing dain claim on the south fork of Clear water. The boys are doing well dov there and have a good thing. 31, felt of the Henry Wax returned from Lewistcn last Friday anil will be joined by his wife and baby and go to housekeeping in their residence here as soon as they are 8tronk , enough to travel. to an an wn Several refreshing showers fell all over the prairie last Saturday and Sun day, not enough to thoroughly wet the ground for fall plowing, but sufficient to start the grass to growing. Geo. and Chas. Chamberlain have opened a meat market in Grangeville and solicit a share of the publie patron They will also run an express wagon to any part of tiie prairie. Isaman & Co., of Lewiston, the well known druggers and dealers in station ary school books and novelties, have " advertisement in the Prêts in which they solicit the trade of Camas prairie for goods in their line, and we take pleasure in recommending them to our readers as a firm who make it a point to treat their patrons white. and city the tain bed den, trip and lie ing ance takes this, .i#ys foot A three it ed are the ldgh berry ness one than is and it tled ings Tho to of and up has tion hold of and this is ted No J. H. Gaffney returned from below on , Monday last. A girl never has a birthday after she is twenty-One. Win. Hawley starts for 'Frisco the last of tlie week. . Look out for Undo John Hailey, he is one of your lending men. Alexander and Freidenrich received a large invoice of new goods lntely. Call and exumlne them. Judge Forney and Col. A. F. Parker have gone to Lewiston on business. C. B. Wood and family arrived in town on Monday last, from Slate Creek. And now friend Dueber wears asmile all over his face. A boy weight 8 pounds. There is no use talking. When it comes to looking "pretty," Camas prai rie girls "work in the lead." Our "Prose Poiek" lias been dis charged. A very littlo of bis infusion goes a long way and lasts a long time. Amos Carver says be would rather drive west from town than any other direction. Wonder what is the attrac tion (?) Judge Case went to Hailey last week and will take in the Masonic grand lodge and the democratic convention before returning. Fred M. Noyes will this fall build himself a residence fronting on the stage road west of town and south of the school building. The immediate delivery system is soon to bo applied to all postomces, but it was practised by the road agents long before the postoffice department ever thought of it. The boiler of a steam engine exploded at Evansville hid., the other day and blew an editor Into the top of a big tree. Ho refuses to come down until bis mother-in-law returns to her home in Ohio. The Knmiali Indians will all go to Lnpwui on or about the 15th inst., to have a big talk with the new agent. The Press editor has been invited to make one of the delegation aud will accompany them. Taxes urp now due and payable, and you will do well to inscribe upon the tablets of your memory the fact that they become delinquent Nov. 8, when a heavy percentage is adiled by law. Every threshing machine on tho prai rie is running full time these days, and few idle men are to bo seen around In fact several threshing outfits have been running shorthanded all through the season owiug to the scarcity of labor. A very light sprinkle of rain is nil that lias fallen at Lewiston since spring. With a few good heavy showers to sat urate the soil half a thousand plows would start in fall plowing between the city and the reservation line, and unless rain soon falls tho outlook for a crop next year will be as blue as the present outlook. A largo number of Cottonwood ranchers hitched up their teams and followed the remains of Allen Greene's child to the Grangeville» cemetery On the nfter noon of Friday last. As the melancholy procession passed through town it was swelled by a general turnout of the peo ple residing here. Doug. Holton returned last Saturday from Billings, Monl., whither he bad been with the band of horses driven there by John Crooks. He says the boys will hold the band there awhile to wait a purchaser, and although the maiket is badly overstocked there were good prospects of a sale being consum mated. lion Geo. W. Norris, the Indian agent, at Lapwai brought with him from Mass achusetts his wife and family of six chil dren. This indicates permanent resi dence and will ensure him a more hear ty reception hy our people. We extend to liiin a cordial invitation to visit the prairie and make the acquaintance of a host of his well wishers. Wm. Hawley basa dollar in which Dr. Carver shot a hole in the day of tho circus exhibition in Moscow. Hawley spun the coin intoAhenir with such force that it was scarcely perceptible to the ordinary eye, but .be fine sight of Dr. Carver was keen enough to pierce it with a rifle bullet. The air for the last few mornings and evening has been chilly enough to sug gest frost, but with the passage of the atmospheric disturbances consequent upon the breaking up of a hard summer we may look for a more or less protrac ted period of the glorious days of Indian summer, which will give everybody a chance to prepare for the approach of winter. The lower country mail now arrives here one day later than usual, owing to the fact that the railroad now hauls the mail as far as Pomeroy where it is held a day to await the Lewiston stage. Urnler the old stage line regime it was brought through from Daytoit to Lewis ton in one day, but under the railroad system two days are required. Verily, railroads are a blessing ! Miss Oronoco Randall, of Mt. Idaho is now in Pomeroy for the purpose of establishing a private school for boys and girls iu that burg. Miss Randall is a graduate of St. Helens' ball, Portland, where she was at one time a teacher, and is amply equipped with the scholastic knowledge requisite to give satisfaction. The many friends of the young lady on the prairie wish her a long career of uninterrupted success in lier enterprise. Two of tho prettiest youqg ladies in the county called at the Press office re cently and furnished us witli several seasonable items. They also bad a as pleasant word to say for this paper and its management. There is no better judge of a good newspaper than an intelligent young lady, anti when a hard working editor is the recipient of benedictions from such auspicious sources be feels encouraged to go ahead and give his readers "the best ho has I in the shop. this on to of all our t I Seattle — A private letter gives the following description of the commercial metropolis of Washington territory. "As to climate we have five months disagreeable weather, muddy roads and tho very worst kind of mud. The busi ness streets are planked, or they would not be passable during the wet Tho place has about 12,000 people. During the boom three years since there were many fino houses partially built, but never completed, among others a fine hotel, costing $100,000 which has never been opened, houses without, number There are some fine public buildings and many beautiful residences. Many have noglected putting out shrubbery, and ornamental trees are a rarity, as water is hard to be brought in. The streets are much neglected all over the city and want of public interest is manifested everywhere, by the old burnt trees and stumps, being left with the underbrush growing along side the streets of the city. Such neglect is a drawback to people settling there. Mountain Mails.— The life of a tain mail und express carrier is not a bed of roses. For instance, Dave Lan den, who carries the mail between Mt. Idaho and Warrens makes the round trip week in and week out in six days, and traverses long distances each day. lie leaves Mt, Idaho on Monday ing and makes John Day creek, a dist ance of thirty-live miles. Tuesday he climbs tho mountain to Florence and descends again to Shearer's Ferry, forty miles, and on Wednesday he goes through to Warrens. Thursday he takes tho back track for' the Fferry. Friday to John Day via Florence and Saturday to Mt. Idaho. Such riding this, over the longest and roughest mountain mail route in Idaho, for six .i#ys in tho week would scare a tender foot out of hi3 moccasslns. A Mountain Trip.— Left Grangeville three weeks since for a trip in the mountains. Pitched our tent first Meadow creek, found game scarce and fishing on the wane compared to what it has been. Broke camp and proceed ed to the claim of L. Castle & Co., who are mining by the wing-dam process on the south fork, and found the boys in ldgh spirits and doing good business, (lame was still scarce, but the fishing improved. Bear signs plenty in all the berry patches. As the slick-ear busi ness is somewhat risky wo did not bother with that class of stock. The mountains wero totally enveloped in smoko so it was impossible to see from one hill to another. Iu the Buffalo Hump country we found the finest huckleberry patches and more of them than we had ever before seen in any country, lteturned in robust health. Yours Ac, As soon as a silver dollar is coined it is put in a burglar-proof vault and fas tened in with a time-lock. Then the cayotes of the national bank sit around and howl because that dollar doe'sent circulate. Ilow can it circulate when it can't get out. Bro. Lelnnd and his clique of disgrun tled political cranks in Lewiston have ulready commenced their biennial croak* ings at the regularly organized parties, Tho annexation hobby owes its origin to jealous spite because of the removal of the capital from Lewiston to Boise, and the scheme has been since bolstered up by political chicanery and fraud and has been used as a medium to secure a cheap notoriety for the mutual admira tion society who fondly believe they hold the balance of power in the politics of this territory. The whole scheme is based on false pretenses and false claims and it never will succeed, even if its adoption be pressed to the day of judge ment. The indications are favorable for the shipment of a whole lot of wheat from Camas prairie to Lewiston this fall, and this too, in spite of the fact that there is not a ponn J too much raised here to supply the home market. There is a screw loose somewhere that cannot be adjusted too soon. Business is conduc ted on false principles somewhere, when wheat is hauled sixty mileB to be shipped back in the shape of flour, when we have flour mills of our own complaining of the scarcity of wheat, There is a whole regiment of colored men stowed away in somebody's wood pile when things happen thus and so, No country can permanently prosper where such shiftless business methods prevail. on she the he in it dis of is in to to to a of to a of a of to of is the the a in in Eugen« Wilson has sold the Dayton re- Chronicle to O. C. White, the original proprietor, who is well known on Cam a as prairie. During bis connection with and journalism Mr. Wilson has won golden opinions from tho editorial fraternity, an being a gentleman and a scholar, of pro hard nounced convictions and having tha of courage to maintain them. Mr. White has also proved himsejf a gentleman of marked ability as a knight of the quill has I and we hail his re-entry into the pro seasoD. Fine .private are vacant. moun moru as on Davy Crockett Jr. t fessiou with delight. #