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TERMS, IN ADVANCE. $3, PER YEAR. »omw «i.mu's. v.uyv'aw. NUMBER XIX. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER '»A 1886. VOL I. - THE FREE PRESS. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY IS —BV— A F PARKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Grangeville, Idaho. Entered as second class matter at Grangeville Post-office. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : -:o o: .$ 3.00 One copy year,. One copy six months,. One copy three months, figgrNo paper or continued until all arrearages are paid 2.00 1.25 advertisement dis up: •:o o: ADVERTISING RATES: Promptly Furnished on Application. «^Subscription, advertising and Job Work payable in U. S. Gold Coin. PROFESSIONAL A AR PS. A H GORDON, Notary Public, —and— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE-AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Grangeville, Idaho. J H FORNEY, Attorne y-a t-L a w DISTRICT ATT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC o:-:o Idaho Territory. (Pill practice in ali the courts of ttie Territory. Mortgage loans negotiated and collec tions promptly made. Mt. Idaho, R J MONROE, LAND ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. Lewiston, Idaho :o--:o Practices hefore all branches of the U. 8. Land Department. EksT-Has had an e xnerienen of over twelve years in the TJ. S. Land Offiee at Lewiston, Idaho."ygj C- A. SEARS, PAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GlAZIEP. Grangeville, Idaho. Pearson & Noyes, Carpenters & Builders Doors and Sash, and a full line of Shop-Work ; also wagon work done in a workman-like manner. Grangeville, Idaho. T. J. DAYIS. Blacksmithing Establishment o:-:o He does all kinds of work in the Black smithing line. Firat-Cla3s Horse Shocing o: ■:o Wagons, &c., repaired as good as new on short notice. Grangeville. Main Street, Grangeville Meat Market, SCHMADEKA & INGRAM —dealers in— Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. They also full line of Saddles, Har ness, Ac. carry a o:-:o Idaho. Grangev»lle, GRANGEVILLE WASH HOUSE AND LAUNDRY, Gue Owen, Proprietor, o:-:o Employs good workmen and is pre pared to do lauudry work that cannot be excelled. Grangeville, Idaho. SHISSLER & MATHIS0N Camas Prairie, S^AV, SW V&a'L'Ë, —AND— PLANING MILL Idaho Rustic, V THE Grangeville, •• Idaho. HIRAM TITMAN, Prop. o:-:o Tills 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 of the market. — - o :o Stage and Express Ofliec. o:-:o A neat Bar, with commodious club rooms and BILLI ARD TABLE are con nee'ed with the Hotel, where the finest imported liquors be obtained. wines and cigars can HOTE L. L. P. BROWN, Proprietor. o: to Office of Lewiston and Mt Idaho Stage Line. o:-:o Mt. Idaho FLOUR MILLS. L. P. BROWN, Prop. MILLINERY", For "tlie Latest' in Ladies Hats, Flowers, Feathers, &c. o:-:o Call on Mrs "Willson MT. IDAHO. a Bibb) r & Nickel, Physicians & Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW DRUG STORE, o:—■■ ■:o PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies o:-:o Prescriptions carefully compounded. 8SL.Office hours day and night, "©a Grangeville, IpAno. EXCELSIOR FEED, LIVERY, AND CORRAL. SALE STABLES o: —:o ARAM & SOX, Proprietor«*. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on hand. o: —:o 8®» Careful attention given to stock. Grangeville, Idaho. CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook & 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. «©.Prices Reasonable."©« Idaiio. Grangeville, THE FREE PRESS. FRIDAY, OCT. 22. 1880. AM.WUWV Democratic Ticket. For Ilrlcicate to Congress ; Hon. John Hailey For Councilman : S. S. Fenn. For Representative t H. C. Johnson, For Sheriff! , A. W. Talkington. For Probate Judge : C. W. Case. For District Attorney t J. II. Forney. For Auditor and Recorder t T. J. Rhoads. For Treasurer : John Bower. For Assessors M. V. Jarrett. For Coroner : O. \V. Bullard. For Surveyor ? F. P. Turner. For Commissioners ? First District-: Jas. IFitt. Second District:— H. S. Jones. Third District:— Phil Cleary. LOCAL POINTS. The roads are very muddy. Candidates hall this evening. Wheat is slowly coming into market. Quartz location notices for sale here. Iron-dad note books for sale at this office. Dont forget in the fall rush to sub scribe for the Press. Dr. Nickel received a fine piano from below, a few days ago. Wm. Hawley has been quite sick witli intermittent fever. The new church edifice at Cottonwood is being pushed forward. County warrants received nt full face value on subscription to the Press. Mr. Gordon received last week anoth er invoice of his cabinet machinery. The G & P. pàck-train passed through town Monday on its way to Lewiston. 8am Dillinger came out from Dixie Sunday last and will remain a few davs. very scarce article in per OTt Eggs Grangeville, and demand 50 ceuts dozen. are- a Weiler and Wax received a large lot of new goods this week. Cull* in and test them. Several very heavy showers of rain during the week, with a slight fall of snow on the mountains. Old man Wilmot breathed his last on Saturday, alter a long ami severe spell of bickness. Grand democratic rally at Grange ville, Saturday evening, Oct. 3(Jth. Speaking commences at 7 r. m. The doctors at this place report busi ness on the decline. Cause cooler weather and a change in the atmosphere. The races which were to come off at this place was a draw. The money was all staked but (he opposite parties with drew. Dueber & Co., recceived from below last week, a large invoice of new stoves, groceries and dry goods. Give them a call and examine their stock. Several parties were in Grangeville and Mt. Idaho last week looking into the new- proposed railroad line, (the O. R. N.,) and left the next day for Cottonwood. The side-walks in and around Orange ville need some repairing, several places where the planks loose and at any time some person is liable to be thrown, with a broken leg. Lee and Arnold two miles east of Florence have struck a seam of rock about two hundred feet east of their old shaft, which is mucher richer than the rock they first struck They expect to spend tbe winter in there tuning out rock. Mr. Fenn has received his returns from the silver ore sent to the mint at San Francisco, from his mine six miles south of Florence. The ore sent being a test which yielded him $-19.(10 tier ton clear of all expenses. lie expects to tako out many tons during the winter to be shipped next spring and summer. Mr. J. Q. Welch came in from Flor ence last week, and showed us some tiue gold-bearing quartz which was taken out of his claim. He also states that he has struck two small ledges more than one hundred per cent richer than in former years, and more than $50 have been taken out on a hand-mill in a single day, which would not be far from an average if water to run off' the slum was attainable. 'Ve notice are Runaway. —On Monday last a team belonging to Jas. Farnum was frightened by some passers-hv, and started up Main street at a lively gait. They ran against the fence in an opposite direction and finally getting separated from the wagon, and were tearing up Main street when they were halted on the corner of Dueber & Co's store. Dr hois' ici:rom>. The Idaho Statesman, a radical repub lican newspaper in its issue of Aug. 21, said of Dubois : "That charges of grave character will be laid at his door by his opponents, as soon as the campaign opens, provided lie is the nominee, and the republican party will tie put on the defensive du ring the whole campaign, cannot be questioned nor doubted for a single mo ment. It is not necessary to say what those charges will be. It is enough to say that the air was full of serious com plaints during the. "last campaign in Oneida county, and in matters of per sonal, political and official character, which will formulate into charges, backed by aflidavits, even more bitter I than in the Singlser campaign, that w ill put him and his party, as we have suid before, all the lime on tlie defensive, and bring disafleetion in his own party, and unite tlie democracy solidly against him." While acting us U. S. marshal Dubois, sold depnty-marshalship8 to the highest bidder. Some of his employees drew eighty dollars a month from the government, a percentage of which was turned over to Dubois us his share of the spoils. He imported disreput able men from other states and terri tories and appointed them to subor dinate offices, w hile respectable citizens of Idaho were begging for emp'oytnent. He imported Joe Wallace from Port land and made him a deputy marshal under the name of Joe Comstock, lie associated with Wallace alias Coinstock in Portland and knew his character. Other examples equally significant are at hand. An unfortunate fee system has been the occasion of frauds in the mormon counties of Idaho nneqnuled in the United States since tlie palmy days of tho whisky ring, Dubois gathered the harvest of this iniquitous system, and the spoils of the marshal's office attrac ted a dangerous following prostituted who have the republican party by a corrupt man its standard It is claimed that Dubois came making bearer. to Idaho before he secured his cora mission. What was iris occupation ? He followed a brol lier who was a gov ernment employe on the Fort Hall re servation, and was a hanger-on around the agency: Ho was as seedy as a Kansas farmer after a grasshopper raid, and charges of drunkenness and dis honesty were preferred against him in Washington. honorable He was never engaged in business hefore lie any became marshal. Dubois, the homes' defender of "virtuous has been many times too stupidly drunk to attend to his official business. Ho was drunk in Blaekfoot during the Octoberterm of court in 1885, and was fined for late attendance after a spree. He was drunk in Walla Walla, Dec. 21, 1885. train between Umatilla and Kuna, Dec. 31, 1885. 1885 till Feb. 1, 1886, in Portland, was drunk in Blaekfoot during the last April term of court. He boasted in his saloon at that time and place that 1 had "a jury who would indict and convict lie was drunk on the He was drunk from Dec. 31, He le Jesus Christ if ha choose to arraign him." lie testified to this when called to the witness stand. He was drunk on the and train between Blaekfoot while on his way to the penitentiary with prisoners, Nov. 7,1885. Kuna Dubois patronized Chinamen to the exclusion of white farmers in the pur chase of vegetable supplies for the tentiary. expressed indignation when the anli chinese agitation last spring disturbed the vegetable market, and the convicts actually were deprived of potato and cabbage rations until he could buy from Chinese and not aid or abut the Chinese boycott. pent His subordinates and himself \\ hen Dubois turned tlie penitentiary over to Mr. Baird, many of the prison comlained of the loss of money or of shortage in their individual accounts. When the new warden informed the last acting warden of the complaints, he said "Let the s-s of b-s kick." That is all the satisfaction they have ever secured. era Dubois invested in three saloons, at Blaekfoot, one at Shoshone and one one at Era, preparatory to an active can vass for votes. These are places where that sort of influence is expected to ad vance his interests most. When the temperance element prevails lie will resort to other means of reaching tlie hearts of the dear people. By preach ing license to the licentious, virtue to the virtuous, honesty to tlie upright and division to the covetous lie will muster a numerous following. We charge Dubois with collecting salaries for more guards at the territor ial penitentiary than he employed. The i prisoners in the penitentiary have been robbed by bis deputies. Presents sent to prisoners liave been appropriated by tbe office, and they were charged double prices when things were bought for them out of their private funds. Ht starved one prisoner, W. I). Butler, by name, for seventy-nine days, and made him a raving maniac, and after torture of every description sent him to the asylum, all because he accused Dubois of crookedness in managing the "pen-" I We further charge that under the "open venire" which prevails in the third judicial district, Dubois prostitu ted his official position to defeat the ends of justice. Under that damnable system lie selected his own jurymen for grand and petit jurors, and as he himself avowed last October, had "a jury that w ould indict and convict Jesus Christ if ho choose to arraign him," He used these packed juries to secure the con viction of the unfortunate mormons, and which constitute his chief claims to lie the "defender of virtuous homes." To strengthen his power he caused Bingham county to bo organized and was to liave dictated the officers of that county to the governor, in whose hands the appoint ments were vested, hut Bunn did not fully acede. On the strength of the quarrel thus originated the virtuous Dubois is now posing as an opponent ol the Boise city ring. Platforms, party names, and national issues should not influence voters in Idaho as much ns the peronal qualifica tions of the candidates. What directly interests the people should bo of the first importance. We have long been laboring to secure "home rule," or in other words to have our officers chosen from residents of the territory. Our claims are at last recognized, presidential appointments are now be stowed upon our -citizens. After the fight is won how would it look for ns to put a carpet-bagger in office by a popu lar vote? Are we to demonstrate that our demand for "home rule" was only idle childs prattle by selecting a citizen of Illinois to represent Idaho in con gress. All Dubois' fellow plunderers are crying out for "pure homes and morality." Mr. Hailey has a "pure home" and a model family where filial affection and parental love rule supreme. We read of him attending receptions while in Washington, with his lovely daughter on bis arm. Could we find a better man to defend our families from immoral influence than this honored father who has grown gray in the good fight and reared sons and daughters to manhood and womanhood, all of whom are res pected members of society? What is Dubois' social standing? llis home is the bar-room. When on his official rounds no daughter or sister accompan ies him. We learn of him being drunk in bagnios. Will the example of a drunkard and a libertine purify our homes? In October 1885. a woman of the town was fired from a Blaekfoot hotel for dis reputable conduct. She was conducted and kept at marshal Dubois' office. At early morning and late at night she was taken to her meals through a hack street by a deputy marshal. This was when the virtuous Dubois was "risking his life" by raiding those whom he suspec ted of "unlawful cohabitation.' He was trying to reform that woman. Such efforts in the interest of "virtuous women and virtuous homes" haye been related of him in every city lie visited officialy. The stages now arrive a few hours later on account of the bad roads between Grangeville and Lewiston. T. J. Davis lias been on tho sick list for the past week. Mr. Smith of Eugene city, a brother of Mike Smith, is visiting relatives on Lite prairie. The best time to read the book of nature is now while autumn is turning the leaves. Visitors to Portland will always find the Free Press on file at the public library, over Ladd corner First and Stark. John Ilotaling is a candidate for miller at the Katuiah sub-agency, and his endorsements are such that he will probably be appointed. Miss. Pearson, Mrs. Crooks, Mrs. White ami Miss. Alice Crooks left Monday for Grant's Pass, Ugn., to spend the winter. Mr. White has fully recovered from the horse kick which laid him on the bhelf a few weeks ago, and he is on duty at (tie California slioeing-shop. Messrs. Freidenrich, Titman and Aram liave placed steel lumps in front of their business premises which are quite a convenience these dark nights. The temperance league of Grange ville will hold an open meeting in the Grange hall, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 27th. H. E. Ilays, lecturer of the Oregon State Grange, will addreSB the meeting. Come out ! A Tilton's bank, Campaign Xotcs. If Hailey keeps on gaining as he has begun, he will liave more of a majority than Dubois has votes. Although In hasn't found it yet, candidate Dubois is still diligently hunt ing for a hole to crawl into. easier for the scriptural hack-action camel and needle act to be performed than for Dubois to get to congress. It will be The Idaho 'orhl says that the editor ot the Free Pit :ss is "a highly-varnished, smooth nud gill-edged liar of the first magnitude." The repub ican ticket of Alturas county has been assessed $1,515 for campaign purposes. Dubois' barrel must he getting low. It is claimed most beautiful for Dubois that he is the male biped in all Idaho. He will make an exceedingly attractive corpse when t on election day. io democrats lay him out Tho day lias gone by when yon could white-wash your own party by black washing the ol her. The Dubois politi cians uro overlooking this important bit of political philosophy. The only thing needed to makothe Dubois campaign an overwhelming success is a hand organ. Dubois him self performs the monkey act in a bril liant and edifying degree. TJio anti-tnprmon scliomo of the republicans Is a lively boomerang, but what it is going to hit is very uncertain. Republicans 1 ad better throw straight clubs and not fool witli boomerangs. As a general rule tho republican ora tors in this campaign cannot be said to nlay upon a burp of a thousand strings. They are so loud-lunged, shrill-voiced, grating and tiresome us to he properly entitled elocutionary calliopes. Their chief mission in life is to scold honest John Hailey, and in this branch of ora tory their shre wish tongues excel. The republican orators and organs are going for John Ilailey red-hot ull along the line. Uncle. John may not beau angel, hut like Joe Bagstock, he is "too tough" to ho deterred from doiug ilia duty by the Wounds indicted by the slings and arrbws of those who do not like his straight-forward course. Helms tong sinco learned to not IIinch before tho fierce blaze poured upon his high Uncle Hailey is a thorough bred und the , joplo know it. By unscrupulous promises of office and the tempting use of tho commodity known as "soap," tho republican candi date for congress lias endeavored to cor rupt the voters of Idaiio. Mr. Duboi» was nominated with the full under standing that his canvass was to be founded upon, money. His pocket book is the eh el factor in the campaign. If the position of delegate to congress is for sub, then Hailey is defeated in advance, hut if th* fight is to be made apon party Hubs, if the issues of the day are to have weight, if personality and deas are to be the moving forces, then John Hailey will he a factor in the con test until th|> polis aru closed, when Dubois and Ills lavish bids for political honor will be downed by an outraged people. station. John Hailey. —John Hailey during his long career in Idaho and in congress lias made a record that is hard to over come, and it will take along up-hill pull • for a better man than Dubois to beat him. Uncle John is well known and liked throughout all Idaho, and many republicans will support him because as our delegate ill congress he has watched tiie interests bfthe people and while ho has been an osxuest advocate of democra tic principles wherever and wheuover it became necessary to defend them, yet in all of his official ads of whatever char acter, he lias been honest, upright and faithful and has discharged his duties witli the strictest impartiality. He de serves the good name he has so justly won. lie hatt of course been subjected to criticism and misrepresentation but so lias etfery honest man who has held public <J>lDee and has tried to do liis duty. He is a creditable represen tative of Idaho territory, and notwith standing the dire prophecies heaped upon him he will coutinuo to represent us in congress. lie is not like many politicians, who, when elected to office, become so puffed up with importance and spend so much time in admiring their own ability and intellectuality that they iiaye no time to attend to the business of their constituents. Ilailey is always on deck, lie works twelve hours a day und earns Iris salary. Ho is none of yofr gold-washed counterfeit, but a sound 18-carat gentleman. The people are ndt going to throw him over board became Kaintuck Smith and a few other "yiidler-dog" democrats failed to get an office. Mr. Cunnitigham left for the Willam ette valley last week and will return with his family. s BORN. SHEARER.—At Mt. Idaho, I. T., Oct. 17th, 1886, to the wife of Geo. M. Shearer, a son. DIED. WILMOT.—In Fairview precinct, Oct. 16, 1886, Benjamin R. Wilmot, aged 81 years, II mouths and 20 dayB.